With Election Day just right around the corner, General Hospital is going back in time with a special episode in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
The ABC drama is marking the momentous occasion this Monday, November 2, by featuring some of its female cast members in a special story that portrays women's suffrage and how the Amendment was passed in 1920. It all begins with Josslyn (Eden McCoy), who is able to vote for the first time this year because she's finally 18 years old. Josslyn isn't particularly motivated to vote, but things take a turn when she and Trina (Sydney Mikayla) find themselves traveling back in time to 1920, where they meet a suffragist named Beatrice Eckert (played by Laura Wright, Carly Corinthos), who is passionate in her crusade to persuade women to exercise their right to vote. By the end of the episode, Josslyn realizes just how important it is to vote and have her voice be heard.
Other GH actresses set to take part in the special episode include Maura West (Ava Jerome), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber), Nicole Briana Henry (Jordan Ashford), and Brook Kerr (Portia Robinson). Fans will notice that no male actors will appear, as the entire episode is dedicated to women -- from its subject matter, to its cast, even down to many of the crew members, as the episode was both directed and written by women.
McCoy took to social media with some behind-the-scenes photos from the episode, sharing, "Ahhh these pics! The love, care, and work that went into this episode both off and on screen was everything, and I really hope you guys enjoy Monday's show. I'm amazed as usual by @GeneralHospital wardrobe, hair/makeup, and writing teams who made this possible! Vote!"
ahhh these pics😍! the love, care and work that went into this episode both off + onscreen was everything & i really hope u guys enjoy Monday's show. i'm amazed as usual by @GeneralHospital wardrobe, hair/makeup, & writing teams who made this possible🤩! vote! #GHFansRock #GH pic.twitter.com/2iCMBXnBwS— Eden McCoy (@RealEdenMccoy) October 30, 2020
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The 19th Amendment was passed on May 21, 1919, by the House of Representatives. The Senate followed suit two weeks later, and almost a century of protest was put to an end when the Amendment was officially adopted on August 18, 1920.
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