With family like that, who needs enemies?

A throwback to the late 80s on “General Hospital” gets us embroiled in the saga of daytime TV’s first interracially married couple and one meddling mother.

We watched Madeline Reeves complain about Dr. Silas Clay’s manipulative ways this week and learned how she sought to end Nina’s pregnancy. The story sounded as familiar as another mother in Port Charles during the late 80s who would not be bested and took matters into her own hands in an attempt to deny her daughter’s husband of a child that was rightfully his. It was eerily similar, minus the murder.

Pauline Ravelle wasn’t a mother impressed with her daughter Simone’s choice in men. She was convinced that Dr. Tom Hardy blinded Simone against her. Simone had enough struggles dealing with racism aimed at her for marrying Tom Hardy. It was further aggravated by her mother’s manipulations. At one point, Simone and Tom separated and Simone turned to another colleague at the hospital, Dr. Harrison Davis. Immediately following their one-night stand Simone and Tom reunited and became intimate again. Simone was surprised when she became pregnant and worried over which of the doctors was her baby’s father. Two paternity tests indicated that Harrison was the father, but unbeknownst to Simone, Pauline and Harrison had the tests tampered with.

After the truth came to light on the eve of the custody hearing, Simone’s anger at the situation had devastating consequences. Do you remember how she handled the fallout of her mother’s actions? Vote in Soaps.com’s Throwback Thursday Poll to tell us.