After beating Kristina to a bloody pulp once again, Kiefer paid the ultimate price for his actions. Kiefer paid with his life. I can’t think of a better candidate for death. Kiefer made Claudia look like Glenda the Good Witch. Alexis slammed into Kiefer using her car as a deadly weapon, but will she ever have to pay for killing him? This IS General Hospital we are talking about. If Sonny can get away with murder, then it should be a piece of cake for Alexis to do the same. Spoilers say that Ethan is arrested yet again for crime he didn’t commit after Lucky finds a dent in his car. Will Alexis pull a Kristina and let Ethan take the blame for her actions?
GH’s Maurice Benard is an amazing actor, this is no secret. The fact that Sonny gets away with everything he does gives the character a bad rep. This week, Sonny’s daughter got beaten up badly and had to be hospitalized. When Kristina was questioned by Sonny and Lucky, she placed the blame on Ethan.
Sonny made a beeline for Ethan and put his pistol right up to his face, screaming that Ethan had beat up his little girl. I can’t lie, my heart literally swooned. Later, he went to Kristina and cried by his bedside as he remembered his own experience with domestic violence. Sonny’s tears became my tears and suddenly I was seeing him in a whole new light.
Kudos to Maurice Benard, Lexi Ainsworth, and Christian Alexander for making this storyline real without hitting to close to home.
There were rumblings all over the net yesterday that some fans want to boycott General Hospital after the show aired Kiefer beating the snot out of Kristina. I hadn’t seen the episode yet, and my interest was even more piqued than before. When I finally did catch the eppy, I was in shock and awe at how well done the scenes had been.
Although we could understand what was happening, GH left the graphics of domestic violence to our imaginations. After the beating, Kristina cried as Kiefer knelt before her. As in real life, Kiefer was instantly sorry for what he had done and asked Kristina why SHE made him beat her. Christian Alexander and Lexi Ainsworth deserve kudos for these scenes.
I am sure that you are all wondering why Kristina would place the blame on Ethan. My guess is that she believes Ethan would be safe from Sonny’s wrath due to his relationship with Luke. I get the feeling that she is way off base.
What did you think of GH’s domestic violence storyline? Please leave your thoughts and comments below.
General Hospital fans rejoice! After watching Kiefer Bauer whip Kristina’s ass for months, we will finally get what we all wanted: Kiefer off of our screens. We’re not sure how Kiefer will exit, but we do know that Christian Alexander is leaving the show after this Kristina debacle is over.
General Hospital has cast Lisa Waltz to play Melinda Bauer, Kiefer’s mother. Bradley Cole has been cast as Kiefer’s father. Waltz first airs on March 17.