General Hospital: Another Rape Storyline?





Is General Hospital gearing up for yet another rape storyline?  Every time I post the possibility of a rape occurring, our Daytime Confidential readers cry out in outrage. Is this an overused storyline, too controversial or are our readers tired of the victimization of women on General Hospital

Brace yourselves Sam fans (Kelly Monaco) cause she's the RUMORED victim.  Tied into the counterfeit drug storyline, Sam McCall has gotten in bed with the Russian Mob.  Karpov takes a special interest in Sam, but he's not that interested.  Romantically speaking, Karpov only has eyes for Carly.  It's another employee of Karpov's that finds out that Sam is really working for the good guys and he threatens to expose her unless she sleeps with him.  Sam tries to put Karpov's guy off by flirting her way out of it but he apparently doesn't like to flirt for very long and the RUMORS say he rapes her. 

The storyline that made me fall in love with Lucky (then played by Jonathan Jackson) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)  was Elizabeth's rape.  Much like then, Lucky is RUMORED to help Sam through this.  Will this be a grown up re-do of that famous storyline? 

General Hospital is definitely not afraid of such a controversial storyline.  Luke raped Laura (Anthony Geary & Genie Francis) and Elizabeth was raped, as I mentioned above. Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston) was a victim of rape at the hands of her husband's look alike when Tyler Christopher was playing Connor in a dual role.

While this is all still in the RUMOR phase of the SPOILER world, it seems to be gaining some steam. So weigh in my fellow Spoilerholics!  Is this a good idea for General Hospital?  Does this controversial storyline give Kelly Monaco fans hope that the actress will stay on with General Hospital once her contract expires?


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ladyofthelake's picture
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Since Liz's rape storyline the only other character on GH to be raped was Emily, and Sam almost by Manny but she kicked ass. I could see them writing this storyline (not completely well), if it wasn't so close to when the character of Emily was raped. It was many years between Liz's attack and Emily's. The other problem is, the women are always in trouble on this show. They are hostages, held at gun point, shot at, falling down stairs, in explosions, dating thugs, screaming naggers and just plain idiots. Plus Sam is always in some trouble or other. I'm not so much up in arms about it as everyone else is. I could see this storyline, but it's not the right time to tell it. Plus come on, so many shows use rape as a storyline point, which they shouldn't. It gives off a bad message, like it's nothing and something to take likely, which it isn't. The days of telling socialy relevant storylines is long gone.

daisyclover1938's picture
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Jax was raped last year... And remember Ric made Carly think he raped her. And Logan attempted to rape Maxie right? (I skipped those scenes)

And let's not forget, Diego slipped Brook Lynn a date rape drug and took nude pics of her.

So there's been plenty of sexual humiliation to go around Sad

podcastjunkie's picture
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Plain and Simple : I'm tired of rape storylines. More proof of Lazy A** writers!

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If everyone who hates the way Guza writes this show would quit watching- if he loses his audience, maybe (hopefully) something might change. I watched and loved my GH family faithfully since 1963. Early on it was only 15 minutes in B&W...but the drama! I couldn't wait to get home from school to see what was up with Dr Steve and Audrey & Jesse. *sigh*

Last fall I realized that I could no longer stomach what this sick twisted f*&$#up hackwriter was cramming down my throat. So I quit watching GH...hell I no longer RECOGNIZE GH. It infuriates me & makes me very sad to see the sick misogynistic violence obsessed mob mess that "passes" for GH.

Another rape? please.....what in the world would be wrong with an uplifting story of hope...or a little love and romance in the afternoon that doesn't involve bullets?

ladyofthelake's picture
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31 July 2008
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daisyclover1938, I had forgotten about Jax, I ff most of that. I was just thinking about the actual rapes, but everybody is abused on this show.

Perkie's picture
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Well sure, why not.  I mean, we haven't had a rape story in what, a minute and a half?  You know what else we need?  A "who's the daddy" story.  Haven't had one of those in a while.  And also, another mobster needs to come to town to set up shop.  That would be fabulously interesting and enjoyable.  You know what else we need, a hole in the head.

nightstorm23's picture
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27 August 2008
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i'm glad they chose her to pull off this story, she needs real material & this is what they are doing - giving it her! i can't wait to see her pull it off!