Updated: Jun 29, 2021
You can't help but take notice of how the women of General Hospital have taken center stage, particularly in taking Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) down. The women of GH have been showcased as strong and capable, but as of late we have noticed unity among them as well.
Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) has finally found some middle ground with Ava Jerome (Maura West), but even more notable was her conversation with Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst). These women have a long standing history filled with animosity, all stemming from Jason. There have been moments of compassion toward each other over the years, but what we saw this past week was nothing we have ever seen before. That elephant in the room, named Jason, seemed to have finally been put to rest. It seemed very significant for Elizabeth to put down her ideas or even frustrations she had carried around about Jason over the years. Elizabeth was so raw and vulnerable with Carly of all people, and Carly was able to acknowledge how hard that was.
In other ways, we have Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) naming Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) as Cyrus' replacement on the board. The comedic duo that is Brooklyn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton) and Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), coming together given their history. Even Jordan Ashford (Briana Nicole Henry) and Portia Robinson (Brook Kerr), where they have not one, but two men in common, in "soap world" that would have been enough to pit these two against each other. I love watching this shift in female relationships on General Hospital, and the show is all the better for it.