Daytime Confidential's 10 Worst Soap Couples of 2009
No. 7: Elizabeth and Nikolas, General Hospital
What better way to finally water down Rebecca Herbst's popularity (read: bargaining power) at General Hospital than to transform her beloved character, Nurse Elizabeth Webber Spencer into an unapologetic skank, who would bang her first love's brother repeatedly under Lucky's nose? While TPTB can cite Liz and Nikolas's (Tyler Christopher) brief flirtation way back when Lucky was presumed dead as a historical root for this tired tale, we're sorry, this coupling came out of nowhere. Contrary to popular belief, we at DC know our girl Elizabeth is far from perfect. Yes, she slept with Zander (Chad Brannon), her BFF's ex (Have you seen Zander, who wouldn't?), and yes she stood by sicko Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) for far too long, but Liz has always taken responsibility for her actions and shown remorse in the end. That wasn't what we saw on our screens in 2009 with this disgusting romp. Is someone telling Herbst to play Liz as a cold, heartless bitch, complete with evil smirks and eyebrow raises? Is it in the script for Christopher to play Nikolas as a selfish douchebag, who knocks boots with his baby bro's girl just because there's nothing better on the Gothic Channel on Dish Network? The return of Jonathan Jackson as the original Lucky, who even we Liason freaks at DC can admit was Liz's great love, has only made this ridiculous affair even more unbearable. There is no way Liz would do this to the sweet, charming boy who saw her through her rape nightmare all those years ago. Two characters assassinated for the price of one. We guess that will come in handy when contract negotiations come around again for Herbst and Christopher.