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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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Potatochip
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Potatochip

I doubt the writers even know? Michael, If you read these comments, do you know what’s going on at General Hospital? Why do you things seem to be such a mess? Where is Roger Howarth? Thank you!

Darby
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Darby

Good question—why has Roger Howarth’s character been seen so little in the last three months?

Steve
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Steve

I’m guessing the writers don’t know what to do with Austin. His pairing with Maxie is lackluster at best. Howarth is a very good actor. Despite the despicable things Todd or Franco did, one still paid attention because of Howarth.

Austin just seems dull and undefined. He has no spark with Maxie. There’s no more controversy with the Q’s. Disney/ABC won’t let him play Todd or Franco. Sadly, no reason for Howarth to stick on the canvas longer.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

My guess is that they need to use the Shady Brook set again. It’s been a while since Carly’s last stay.

Satan
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Satan

Looks like an Ambien coma to me. At least they aren’t going totally over the top with it, like they did with Hope on Days of Our Lives a few years back. She was living an entirely different life while on the pills. Liz just seems to be zoning out for minutes at a time, as opposed to hours.

Maybe this will clear up the rumors that I was heading for Port Charles, so soon after ending my time in Salem. Some folks saw Liz wearing red and thought…. “oh yeah, she’s possessed by the Devil”.

Nah…. not this time anyway.

Kay
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Kay

Have not watched the show in a long time I thought maybe they were going to give her DID remember her rape story years ago old clips show where she said she had to escape within herself etc wonderful scenes with JJ but I guess we can’t give anybody a storyline over there except for screaming Carly and whispering Sam

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I think it’s what they call DID in a combination with sleeping pills Finn mentioned. So she wacked Chase on the head but really doesn’t seem violent as Hope was on DOOL years ago. I just wonder what the purpose of all this is and who gives a damn?

Satan
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Satan

Hopefully somebody will remember what happened to her as a teenager, and they’ll realize that Lucky Spencer is the only one who can truly get through to her, and that will be an excuse to bring him back to Port Charles….. just in time for Laura’s big episode, of course.

Or is a Devil being too optimistic that this show might actually invest some time & resources in writing for the characters who made this show what it was in it’s greatest years?

rose
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rose

Violet…Answer to your question. I don’t give a damn. And which I like Rebecca, I have rarely ever cared about any of Elizabeth’s stories.

rose
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rose

Violet..I don’t give a damn about this story either. Or a lot of other strange stories Elizabeth has gotten stuck with over the years. And her bad luck with her love life.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

rose
I agree with you, Soaphound too. I guess it’s confession time. I’ve never liked Elizabeth but love her men, Roger and Michael.

rose
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rose

Violet…I’ve always had a problem with Elizabeth and her choices. This goes for some other viewer favorites. But they don’t seem to get the notoriety of some of their mistakes like Nina.
And I’m perfect!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Me, too, Violet. You know you’re in trouble when little Violet (how cute is she?) solves the mystery!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Well hopefully her stay at Shady Pines will turn her into a new person, one we don’t recognize.

aria
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aria

My take away from this storyline so far is I’m intrigued, I’m mean do I know where they are going with it? No, but that’s what’s made it interesting, And you know what? OMG, Rebecca has a storyline!!!! So I’m over the moon and as far as I’m concern the show can drag this one out for as long as they want.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG!!

Michael
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Michael

Becky Herbst has been amazing in this storyline!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Liz’s stories are so weird. I would love for her and some other legacy characters to have genuinely engaging stories to tell. She is legacy, but she seems surrounded by so many characters and has been in tales that never really clicked with me. Still cannot accept her child who died never really did. Too much!

Darby
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Darby

I think Becky Herbst is amazing. But I don’t like the way Finn has been so possessive of her and dismissive of her feelings. The two actors have no chemistry and the story isn’t exactly making me fall for them as a couple. Can Elizabeth seek help from the sorely missed Dr. Gatlin Holt? We know they would have chemistry.

Bill
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Bill

I’m sorry, but Finn hasn’t really clicked with ANY of his leading ladies so far. Not sure why GH has given him three different characters and none of them has really caught fire.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Darby
From what I just read, you may have nailed Liz’s problem on the head.
Seems like she’s fighting or resisting all of Finns bossy or controlling ways and possessiveness as you said.

Soapslover
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Soapslover

I hate the Finn & Liz pairing.

Margherita
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Margherita

As do I. Hayden needs to return for Finn and Elizabeth needs to get back with Drew or Franco, aka Austin.

Dallas
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Dallas

Becky was amazing in these scenes, I hope they acknowledge that she’s been pressured by friends and family to move on with Finn when she’s clearly not ready.

Vivian
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Vivian

It’s her sister,Hayden waiting for her to return hurry up and show her

Margherita
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Margherita

And Roger wasn’t in the 15,000 episode cast picture. The Austin character is a bore, and matching him with Maxie is not a good fit. I’ve adored Roger since he played Paul Ryan on ATWT and I actually liked his rendition of Franco, but Austin is a dud.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Margherita
Yes, to everything you said and furthermore Roger is wasted on Maxi. Back during the holidays I thought maybe Austin and Britt might get together, but that didn’t work.There has to be someone worthy of him, right?

Margherita
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Margherita

I could see a matching between Austin and Britt as well. That definitely seemed possible a few months ago but Roger has probably only been on the show a few times since then. If Hayden were to return, a Rebecca Butig and Roger pairing might work, though I did like Hayden with Finn. Seems the character of Austin is on life support.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

For me, the character of Elizabeth has always been a vital one, in that she is the only link to original character Steve Hardy; as many of us know, Elizabeth is the daughter of Jeff Webber, who in turn is the son of Steve Hardy. Also, I have always liked the character of Elizabeth, and I feel that Rebecca Herbst has done a great job with her portrayal. And I remember a time when Herbst was fired from GH, only to be rehired after a massive fan backlash. (You see, Viewers, sometimes our voices are indeed heard…) I am thus… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jamesj75
I respect your choices and realize that Rebecca is a huge fan choice, but I am not one of her followers and don’t really care who her grandparents were, she just isn’t my cup of tea. I like her family, the kids, her sister,her niece Violet and most of the men in her life are great. Iam hoping her time at Shady Brook will enlighten us all about her latest problem.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Violet: I appreciate your input here. I suppose our tastes in tea are different, which is fine, of course. I think my larger, perhaps underlying, point is that the show should respect its roots, aka the hospital, where Steve and Audrey Hardy worked and Elizabeth works. You said you “don’t really care who her grandparents were.” I do. Maybe it’s nostalgia. Maybe the long-term viewer is rewarded when nods are given to a show’s rich history. Just the inclusion of Elizabeth on the canvas, despite any detractors, is a link I appreciate. I watch DOOL regularly, and that show… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Beautifully said, Jamesj75. I think that’s exactly what’s often missing these days — connections to the show’s pasts. Last week during a rare Esther sighting on Y&R, clips of Katherine Chancellor, a core original character, were included and made such a difference in the quality and resonance of the episode. Whatever we feel individually about certain characters (I happen to like Elizabeth), we shouldn’t forget that they’re needed in the show’s tapestry. And I’m someone who finds great joy, comfort, and strength in nostalgia. These past two or three generations have no interest in anything that occurred before their “ever… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello, Soaphound. Thank you so much for the backup. I’m also a baby boomer, with a penchant for nostalgia. So I still play music from the 70s, for me, so comforting and enjoyable. And for me, the 70s were the halcyon days of GH, the entire decade.

Thanks for mentioning that Y&R episode. That show kept Katherine Chancellor front and center for seemingly her entire tenure, when other soaps were barely using their older characters. Best to you, Friend.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jamesj75 I owe you a sincere apology. I’ve watched GH since it started but drifted away in the late ’60s, probably due to no recording devices back then and my preferences seemed to have been CBS shows until I could start recording and got back to Days and GH. That was the first I saw of Liz and when she spoke of Audrey as Grandma, it was a shock.i agree with every darn thing you said and I apologize for being crass, that was not my intention.I don’t know why but the older I get my fuse gets shorter and… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Violet Lemm, thanks a million for your reply! You don’t owe me an apology at all. I didn’t perceive anything negative from you, just a difference of opinion on one character. You are certainly entitled to your opinions. I have made no secret of my disdain for Sonny and Carly, so whenever I express those feelings, I am sure their fans are unhappy with me. I may second-guess myself and wonder whether I should simply make only positive, supportive comments… But we all have our favorites and least favorites… Interestingly, from what you say, you were not viewing GH from… Read more »

Ems
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Ems

I have watched GH since it aired back in 1963.
I have seen it all and I remember the day when Elizabeth sat on her grandmothers porch , she came to live with her……
What ever you do I, do NOT write her out of the show……… it would be a terrible mistake….. on your part.
it’s time you pair her with some nice man…..
Drew would be perfect……..
and what’s up with the old franko returning as another character? Is everybody blind or stupid …….nobody ever mentions the resemblance……..do the writers take the fans for stupid? Oh my …. Oh my…..

Dede
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Dede

I think they drew this storyline to give Rebecca Herbst a long vacation in real life.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Just read they are taking Violet on another camping trip. I have a bad feeling that she will get lost, hurt or otherwise. Everyone is so preoccupied with Elizabeth’s problems.

Kevin McCarthy
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Kevin McCarthy

Three weeks later, lol, but I’m expecting Elizabeth will be exploring childhood trauma – explaining the absense of her dad all these years. Hopefully it gives the actress great material and her chance to shine! I have enjoyed the “slow burn” of the story.

Kevin/Ryan looks to be busy with his own arc ramping up and treating Elizabeth, too.

rose
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rose

Kevin…For once I agree with you. And will add a couple of other things possibly haunting Elizabeth…she was raped when younger, and more recently, she and Finn hiding Peter August after he was supposedly killed after Finn pushed him down the hospital stairs. They all add up…Liz C.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kevin McCarthy
I’ll say we have to give credit to Jon Lindstrom for his incredible seesaw acting he does with Kevin and Ryan.

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