On Monday’s emotional episode of General Hospital, Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) summoned family, friends, and loved ones to honor Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt), since he just past away due to his battle with brain cancer. Oscar had his own way he wanted everyone to mourn his death and Ned and Olivia carried out his wishes.
When everyone gathers together, Ned and Olivia announce that Oscar wanted this to be a celebration. After everyone arrives they sit picnic-style and some get up to speak to remember the amazing young man that Oscar was. It turns out to be Michael (Chad Duell) who starts the tribute by saying that Oscar was brave to date his intimidating sister. Next, Cameron (William Lipton) touches on his journey to friendship with Oscar. Joss (Eden McCoy) finds the courage to go next and remembers how she had a crush on Oscar and how he wasn’t easy to talk to but how she was intrigued because he was mysterious. She then tells show she eventually fell in love with Oscar, and how she will never forget him. When Drew (Billy Miller) gets up next, he breaks everyone’s heart by stating that he will be eternally grateful to have known his son and will always carry him in his heart.
Next, Ned asks everyone to follow him to the meadow. Once there, Ned and Olivia hand out seeds to the attendees. Then, Ned and Olivia reveal a plaque dedicated to Oscar, as everyone throw up seeds that land in the grass for it to grow.
Finally, Kim (Tamara Braun) speaks. She talks about how she raised Oscar on her own, and how after she learned he was sick, she brought him to Port Charles so he could meet his true family. And with the analogy of the seeds, she says it helped Oscar blossom and how it enriched his young life. In a heartbreaking moment, she thanks Drew for giving her son courage and being his dad when he needed it, and to Joss for being her son’s first love. Kim hopes that Joss will come back to the meadow often and think of him. They share an emotional hug.
Later, after Drew thanks Ned and Olivia for putting this all together for his son, Sam (Kelly Monaco) finds him and tells him he was a great father … and is a great father. He wants to make sure that Scout knows he loves her.
Back at the meadow, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finds Kim in tears alone at Oscar’s plaque. He tells her he understands the deep pain and void she is going through, but she has to hold on to how Oscar touched so many lives. Once Sonny leaves, Kim in tears looks up to the sky and says she’ll always love her baby boy.
The episode featured touching performances by Tamara Braun, Billy Miller, Eden McCoy, and William Lipton, who all carried the Oscar dying storyline so beautifully along with Garren Sttit. Additional kudos go to Lisa LoCicero and Wally Kurth, who as Olivia and Ned, kept Oscar’s memorial moving forward, and were also emotional throughout.
So, what did you think of the episode and the performances? Are you sad Oscar is gone? Comment below.