How General Hospital Can Solve The COVID Dilemma On-Set
GH hopes to film fresh new episodes soon, and they could very easily work the COVID-19 crisis into the soap. Of course, as the show’s themed around a hospital, it could fit perfectly with the coronavirus narrative. So, General Hospital could go head-on with a COVID crisis plot.
If the powers that be deal with Coronavirus as a storyline, it opens GH up to resume filming with enhanced safety measures in mind. Some fans suggested it might be a way to go on General Hospital. But others aren’t interested. Check out the chatter.
The commenters below joked that adding COVID to the story could cut the cast – and then offered a list of suggestions. Another General Hospital fan, known for his amusing snark, added his thoughts on how it could affect “Friz.” Clearly, it’s doable – but will GH go there?
#GH should do a Covid story to cut its cast, while bringing focus to the hospital.
– That boy from Turkey
– Aiden or Jake
Wishful: Carly, Jason, or Sonny.
Imagine the storylines that could come from all of these. https://t.co/lhH6IdtdxL
— Your Legal Soapiness (@Sudsssy) July 11, 2020
Medical Crisis Plots Featured in GH History
No doubt, General Hospital is big on tragic illnesses. Of course, who could forget the HIV tragedy with Stone Cates (Michael Sutton) and Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough)? Also, there was an encephalitis epidemic that killed people in Port Chuck.
Remember, Sam McCall’s (Kelly Monaco) brother Danny McCall (David Greenman) was a casualty of that. Then, Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roché) poisoned the town’s water supply with a lethal toxin. Additionally, GH did breast cancer and heart condition storylines.
Plus, several characters struggled with mental illness over the years on General Hospital. Of course, there’s Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his son Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig). Also, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) lives with PCV.
And, sadly, there’s the heartbreaking Alzheimer’s story with Mike Corbin (Max Gail) still in progress. So, the COVID pandemic would fit right in with GH medical malady storylines that the show likes to write. However, fan opinion’s mixed on whether they’d like to see this or not.
COVID Front and Center on General Hospital?
Soon to come on GH, the writers could add the virus as a storyline at the hospital. Or, characters could talk about it at home. This way, they could add mask-wearing, social distance, and other coronavirus safety protocols to the plots, while keeping actors and crew safe on General Hospital.
However, for many people, their stories are an escape from everyday life. And with COVID-19 coverage ubiquitous in the news, on TV/radio, and social media, perhaps fans would prefer they leave it off General Hospital and stick to the romance.
So far, GH hasn’t returned to filming after another delay, reportedly tied to safety issues on the set. The latest we’ve heard they’d like to be back to work next week. So, wait and see – and we’ll update you when we hear more on taping new episodes.
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