General Hospital Two Scoops | 2017
General Hospital opinion columns from 2017
Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provide their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.
Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about General Hospital in the calendar year.
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January 2, 2017
It's the end of another calendar year in Port Charles, so that means it's time for a look back at the Best and Worst of General Hospital -- the 2016 edition. Last week Liz shared her thoughts, now Tamilu is here to offer a second opinion.
January 9, 2017
As 2017 kicks into gear, Julian takes a stand with Alexis, Franco uncovers an intriguing clue, and a mystery woman lurks in the wings, poised to make a spectacular return -- and blow a few minds in the process. It's a new year with new beginnings.
January 16, 2017
Suspicious pet cages and putty knives, empty vodka bottles and surprise weddings without a bride, ice-skating, hot toddies, and Canadian Mounted police. What a crazy week in Port Charles! Let's discuss.
January 23, 2017
It was a short week with just three episodes, but lots happened starting with the long-awaited wedding of Nathan and Maxie, a shocking return from the dead -- again -- and a little insight into what made Valentin turn to the dark side. Grab your favorite beverage and charge up your device because it's time to dish about our favorite soap.
January 30, 2017
It was an interesting week with some unexpected developments that sent things in some rather surprising directions. Jordan and Curtis' trip out of town took them way out of the friend zone, Sam and Liz banded together -- briefly -- and Julian asked Jason to help topple an enemy. Two may be company, but it's also trouble in this week's edition of Two Scoops.
February 6, 2017
So a hunchback, a mobster, and a WSB agent walk into a bar and... sounds like a bad joke, but instead, it's just an average week in Port Charles!
February 13, 2017
Sonny has a deadly confrontation with Ava, Olivia Jerome found a way to keep a tighter rein on Julian, and the nurses took action when their jobs were put on the line. Sometimes it's critical to strike while the iron is hot -- or you lose your advantage.
February 20, 2017
Sonny is free of his ankle monitor and free to roam the town, making threats again! He found the bra Nelle meant for Carly to find, and next he will find Ava and threaten her for a crime she actually didn't commit this time. Join us for this week's Two Scoops as we discuss this and much more Port Charles mayhem!
February 27, 2017
Misery loves company, but apparently so does trouble because everyone is up to their asses in crocodiles. From a surprise pregnancy announcement to a diabolical kidnapping, it was a week filled with drama and trauma.
March 6, 2017
Family secrets, lies, drug deals that save hospitals, new babies, impending babies, rare cancers, missing children, and more! Where, oh where to start in this week's Two Scoops!
March 13, 2017
The week started out with promise as Olivia ran amok, Franco and Liz rescued Julian from a trunk, Duke made an appearance, and Jason and Sam got their happily-ever-after despite Jake's dire prediction. However, the week ended in disappointment, like a martini without olives, thanks to lackluster revelations and anticlimactic cliffhangers.
March 20, 2017
Duke was not reincarnated. Robin did not explode. Lulu did not get custody of Charlotte. Carly did not murder Olivia. What a thrilling ride of ups and downs in Port Charles this week! Let's talk about what DID happen in this week's Two Scoops!
March 27, 2017
Addictions, repressed memories, heartbreaking betrayals, and a contentious custody battle were just a few of the hot-button issues tackled this week, but are the writers doing these relevant issues justice or are they missing some great opportunities for explosive payoffs?
April 3, 2017
Secrets were shared, marriage proposals were pondered, two heroines decided to go on an adventure, and a couple of mysteries began to unfold. Are there a few story details that need to be penciled in... or should things be erased and sent back to the drawing board?
April 10, 2017
Jax has been telling tales about how Josslyn got her kidney, the General Hospital writers appear to be rewriting a bit of Anna's past, and a letter from Edward was filled with emotion -- but was it also filled with Larry Ashton's royal horse puckey? Our GH Two Scoops columnist put fingers to keyboard to share her thoughts on all the write (and wrong) stuff in Port Charles.
April 17, 2017
Love, betrayal, regret, and a return from the 'dead' made for an explosive week. As battle lines are drawn and plans are set into motion, our columnist ponders who will be left standing -- and who will fall -- once the clouds part and the dust settles.
April 24, 2017
Sometimes you need a little smoldering Julexis lovin' to get you through real-life drama. And a little time spent pretending can conjure up all sorts of ideas like how to explain Jason's brainwashing and how Tracy should be ushered off the canvas. Step in to the world of make-believe in this week's Two Scoops commentary.
May 1, 2017
Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? In Port Charles, those days stretch out over weeks, months, and even decades.
May 8, 2017
Sad goodbyes, surprise hellos, mythical creatures, dropped charges, one-night stands, and more in this crazy week of life in Port Charles! Let's dish in this week's two scoops.
May 15, 2017
Sweeps kicked into high gear with doppelgängers, betrayals, nefarious plots, and a deadly birthday gift that could spell doom for all. Will unlikely heroes emerge to save the day, or will the usual suspects continue to reign supreme?
May 22, 2017
Evil twins! Magic tricks! Doctored test results! Unexpected pregnancies! It's nonstop action in Port Charles this week, and we are just heating up for the Nurses Ball!
May 29, 2017
As the good people of Port Charles enjoyed the glitz and glamor of the 2017 Nurses Ball, dark secrets bubbled to the surface, romances were rekindled, and a deadly biotoxin waited to be unleashed.
June 5, 2017
Magic tricks and biotoxins, third-degree burns, badly hidden babies, and double spies. What a roller coaster of a week in Port Charles! Let's unpack all this and more in this week's Two Scoops.
June 12, 2017
It was an eventful week with rekindled love, broken hearts, unexpected visitors, and a dream come true, but is it a sign of things to come or just an illusion hiding recycled dysfunction?
June 19, 2017
Rooftop fistfights, hallucinations of bloody faces, ruined jigsaw puzzles, angry aunties, and so much more on this week's General Hospital. We unpack it all in this week's Two Scoops!
June 26, 2017
Several faced critical junctures in their lives, which forced them to ponder the price of happiness. A teenage act of rebellion, dire visions, and two crumbing marriages -- can they be saved, or is it too late?
July 3, 2017
While Julian is slowly on the road to redemption, little Spencer is on the highway to hell with plans to have Valentin whacked. And while Finn and Hayden celebrate taking down Obrecht, Josslyn's boozy house party was brought to an abrupt halt. Take a joyride through Port Charles in the latest Two Scoops commentary.
June 26, 2017
It's a sizzling summer, but these days, it feels like the hotter stories are the behind-the-scenes shakeups as contract negotiations fall apart and familiar faces return. Swiftly changing tides could spell trouble for many in Port Charles but ratings gold for the show.
July 17, 2017
Valentin is a free man, Ask Man Landers is a bona fide hit, Spencer's taken a tip from the O.J. files and filed a civil lawsuit, and we say goodbye to a beloved GH classic character -- let's unpack it all in this week's Two Scoops.
July 24, 2017
Laura's terror turned to rage, Sam's troubling visions opened her heart, and Sonny's desire to retire was repeatedly tested. The lines are blurred between good and evil, and right from wrong.
July 31, 2017
Has your friend, lover, or enemy been acting a bit peculiar of late? They could have a brain-eating parasite! There is a treatment, but in the meantime, you might want to stay away from abandoned buildings. You know, just to be safe. Fortunately, this week's Two Scoops is a safe place, so check out what our columnist has to say.
August 7, 2017
People in holes, buildings being demolished, toxoplasmosis, disfigured faces, meddling aunts, and more in this week's Two Scoops!
August 7, 2017
Hanky-panky in the park from Mac and Felicia; Val being set up on a blind date with a guy she's already seen; Rachel, er, Hayden busted succumbing to blackmail; and so much more in this week's Two Scoops.
August 21, 2017
Hot steamy fantasies, vivid nightmares, and shattered dreams gave us a glimpse into what was in people's hearts. Will dreams come true, or will the monsters in the night prevail?
August 28, 2017
Viewers have known that something about Jason was different for a couple of years now. The folks in Port Charles are just sort of figuring it out, which is great timing because someone who looks like the Jason of old is on his way to town. There's some definite double vision coming to General Hospital -- and don't worry... it's not from looking directly into an eclipse.
September 4, 2017
Jason threw himself in front of a bullet for love, Ava repressed her darker urges as her feelings for Griffin blossomed, and Michael trusted Nelle when he had no reason to. Affairs of the heart can be tricky, which is why only fools fall in love.
September 11, 2017
Storms are brewing all over our country, and a few are whipping up in Port Charles, too! Imaginary friends becoming real, a scarred face becoming beautiful again, a formerly anti-mob person embracing a life of crime, and a possibly murderous girlfriend! Let's dish in this week's Two Scoops.
September 18, 2017
Is Jason really Jason? Is it possible that Nikolas is alive? And what exactly is Betsy Frank about to confess? With so many questions looming, speculation abounds. Our columnist shares a few theories of her own in this week's Two Scoops.
September 25, 2017
There is nothing more cliché in soapdom than twins separated at birth, but heaven help us, we can't get enough of this sudsy, slippery, soapy tale of two Jasons and how their existence will blow up Port Charles.
September 11, 2017
Masked men, women, affairs of the heart, and some answers to several mysteries kept viewers on their toes this week, but is everything living up to the hype, or is there room for improvement?
October 9, 2017
Weeping Naiads, horse tranquilizers, hobo-inspired train rides, custody battles, hunky advice columnists, and so much more as the drama unfolded in Port Charles this week. Let's discuss in this week's Two Scoops!
October 16, 2017
Romance is in the air, but will everyone find their happily ever after, or are some relationships doomed to end in disaster? As Curtis digs up dirt in Florida and Patient 6 makes his way to Port Charles, lives are about to change, and relationships will be tested.
October 23, 2017
Jason versus Jason, Nelle versus the truth, Monica's tastefully decorated home versus Olivia's paper spiders, God versus Ava... Who will win the battles for the soul of Port Charles? Find out in this week's Two Scoops.
October 30, 2017
Things heated up in Port Charles when Russians laid siege to Metro Court with guns blazing. Meanwhile, long-buried secrets are poised to be revealed, Valentin found himself the recipient of a little blackmail from the women in his past, and Nelle was left brokenhearted after one too many lies.
November 6, 2017
There are TWO equally loveable Jasons! Some of Jason's family and friends think Jason-6 is Jason and some of them think New-Face-Jason is Jason. Only Dr. Klein, Franco, and Andre know for sure. Twin DNA tests might say they are both Jason. Will we ever be sure? Let's discuss in this week's Two Scoops.
November 13, 2017
Do you think you know who the real Jason is? Our columnist did, and then she didn't -- and then she did again. Now she doesn't. Meanwhile, Nelle went from good girl to bad girl to redeemed girl to liar, liar pants on fire. Now, she's playing with it. Will Nelle live to regret it? Our columnist ponders that question and more in this week's Two Scoops.
November 20, 2017
Are you swayed by the flashbacks of young Jason and the ladies of Port Charles? Does the face make the man? If two men share memories, which one do you believe? Will Nelle's tell-all article bring down the house of Crimson? Is Nina a match for Cassandra? Let's discuss in this week's Two Scoops.
November 27, 2017
As families gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving, feathers were ruffled all over Port Charles as a cornucopia of delicious developments, guaranteed to satisfy us gluttons for drama, kicked off a holiday season that is poised to be filled with a bounty of soapy goodness. Our columnist digs into all these Thanksgiving delights and more in this week's Two Scoops.
December 4, 2017
Jason, Jason, Jason! It's all about Jason, but what happens next, now that the real Jason has been revealed? Will the search for answers bond long-lost brothers or tear them further apart as the dust settles and choices are made?
December 11, 2017
Everyone is in the holiday spirit, but a few are working really hard to stay on the naughty list. Can they turn things around before it's too late, or will there be coal filling the stockings around Port Charles on Christmas morning?
December 18, 2017
You don't have to be a math major to know that no three sides of a love triangle are ever the same. But what happens when two sides are the same, but different -- and you love them both the same... but differently. That's the shape of Sam's world right now, and this week's Two Scoops proves that GH fans are just as torn as Sam.
December 25, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, Liz Masters looks back on the year that was and discusses who was naughty, who was nice, and what the future might hold in the New Year.