General Hospital November Sweeps Preview: Shocking Returns, Couples in Crisis and ‘a Twist No One Will See Coming!’
We’ve got the scoop on who’ll be doing what to whom!
It’s almost hard to imagine what tricks General Hospital headwriters will pull out of their hats for November Sweeps. Why? Because already, the show is the most unpredictable on daytime. From unexpected pairings like Jason and Britt to the reveal that Victor is Valentine’s dad, the show has been keeping viewers on their collective toes. So when scribes Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor told Soap Opera Digest we should look for “a twist no one will see coming,” we believe them!
So what might that twist be? We’ll get to that in a moment. But first, let’s look at some of the other tidbits the writing team teased… and one storyline on which they were particularly close-mouthed. Because while some fans would say that Peter’s story occupies a very large portion of the canvas, Van Etten and O’Connor mentioned the baddie only in passing. What they did say, however, will likely have viewers who are suffering from Henrik overload jumping for joy: “Robert,” they shared, “will stop at nothing to bring Peter to heel.”
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Another bit of news that’ll have fans cheering? The return of iconic heroine Laura (as played by much-loved Genie Francis). Given that her family is being torn asunder by various forces, Van Etten and O’Connor seem to agree it’s definitely time for Laura to come home and set things right. That may not, however, be as simple as it sounds, especially given that newfound brother Cyrus would just as soon see Port Charles’ mayor dead!
Truth be told, we still get chills when we recall the words Cyrus said to Laura as he was leaving for prison. “I’ve already gotten in your head,” he warned. “The darkness that already exists within you, Laura, it’s been reignited. And I for one, dear sister, can’t wait to see what kind of changes are in store for you the next time our paths cross!”
With that time seemingly fast-approaching, we can’t help but wonder just how far Laura — who has dealt with her share of villains over the years — might go to stop Cyrus. Will the fact that they share blood give her pause or only make her see his eradication as a personal responsibility?
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Speaking of returns, hints have been dropping left and right that Elizabeth’s dad, Jeff, might soon pay Port Charles a visit… a prospect his daughter does not exactly seem to find delightful! “Elizabeth is shaken by a blast from the past,” warn the scribes, who add that Finn is more than happy to provide her with support… if she’ll accept it. Meanwhile, Elizabeth’s sister, Hayden, continues to exert a strong hold over several lives even in her absence. Nikolas works hard to prevent the truth about her shooting from coming to light, but the outcome of Alexis and Shawn’s search for answers will shake things up.
In other news, look for Victor’s return to present new challenges for Ava and Nikolas, while Anna helps Valentin deal with the info about his paternity. Sam and Dante will have to navigate the new reality of their relationship after what went down in Greece, while her ex-husband Drew winds up dealing with an unexpected rival.
And what of Sonny and his brood? Look for the Corinthos clan to face challenges on numerous fronts. Obviously, there’s the patriarch’s lingering feelings for Nina (which, should they refuse to fade into the background, could cause major problems in his marriage), not to mention how Michael’s actions against Crimson’s publishers will impact his own relationship. But even as they’re dealing with all this, Sonny has to deal with a new threat which could put everything and everyone he loves in jeopardy!
Want more exciting November Sweeps preview, including what’s ahead for Jason and Britt, and why Josslyn might want to sleep with both eyes open? Hit the gallery below in which we not only offer up more teasers for all four shows, but also go so far as to make some bold predictions as to what’s coming down the pike!
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>Sami’s been missing for weeks, but nobody even realizes that she was kidnapped. When she manages to reach out to someone back home, will this set in motion her seemingly-inevitable return? And once she is back in Salem, will she find that the men she left behind are ready to do battle over her again… or that they’ve moved on? </p>
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>Steffy has made it very clear to her husband exactly where she stands on the issue of his mother, Sheila. But if there’s one thing we know about husbands it’s that they sometimes think they know better. Will Finn wind up following in dad Jack’s footsteps by keeping secrets? Bell warns that there’s “real conflict” ahead for these two. </p>
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>There are many reasons to keep a guy loike Jason around, including the fact that when a damsel is distressed, his tendency is to ride to her rescue. As headwriters Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten told <em>Digest, </em>“Britt needs help, and Jason means to provide it… but at what cost?” And, not to be shallow or anything, but will this mission require shirtlessness? #AskingForAFriend </p>
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>While it’s still a bit unclear why Noah is back in Genoa City, the timing couldn’t be better where former girlfriend Tessa is concerned. Says the show’s headwriter/co-executive producer, “Noah leans on Mariah and Tessa as he adjusts” to being home and “under the watchful eye of Sharon and the Newman family.” </p>
<p><strong>Preview:</strong> Chloe keeps giving Philip one chance after another despite the fact that his behavior has been… let’s be generous and say “a tad childish.” But when his jealousy over Brady spirals out of control, will the beauty finally come to the conclusion that it’s time to move on? And if so, how might Philip react? </p>
<p><strong>Preview:</strong> You’d think that when Jack heard about all the things Sheila has done in the past, he’d have realized it was unwise to let her hold his future in his hands. Yet he’s kept wife Li in the dark about the fact that he’ both Finn’s adoptive and biological father. Executive producer/headwriter Bradley Bell tells <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/" target="_blank">Soap Opera Digest </a>“that secret may very well be revealed in November.” </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>We get why Peter looks skeptical above, and you’re probably giving us the exact same look. After all, this isn’t the first time we’ve dug a grave for Peter only to find out that yet again, he’s managed to avoid the Grim Reaper. But seriously, this time it’s <em>got </em>to happen… right? If the show doesn’t give us a November Sweeps murder mystery, we’re going to fly to Port Charles and do the deed ourselves. </p>
<p>Prediction: After Victoria and her dad make a friendly wager which sees them competing to take over an international firm, respective spouses Ashland and Nikki wind up spending a great deal more time together. And the next thing you know, they wind up doing what soap opera characters do when they’re left at loose ends! </p>
<p><strong>Preview:</strong> It ain’t easy being Nicole. After sleeping with handsome Rafe, the guilt-ridden beauty decides to ease her conscience by pursuing a romance with handsome (and rich!) EJ. Too bad both of her potential beaus have other women in their lives, even if EJ currently wants nothing to do with an out-of-the-picture Sami. </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Usually, couples on this soap go from engaged to married to hitting the skids in record time. But the adorable Pam and Charlie have been dating one another for years! They almost tied the knot a few years back, but that went south with an assist from Quinn. We think it might finally be time for these two to have their big day. Could a Christmas wedding be in the works? </p>
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>Spencer’s gal pal isn’t particulary interested in making friends, which is probably a good thing given how awful she’s proven to be at it. The show’s writers indicate that she and Josslyn are heading for a showdown. “Josslyn freely vents her suspicions about Esme, thus incurring [her] wrath!” We’re not sure what form that wrath will take, but we’re betting it won’t be a cute bunny or a sweater she can exchange for store credit. </p>
<p><strong>Wishful Thinking: </strong>We can’t call this a preview or prediction, because we don’t honestly think it’ll happen. But it is something we — and a whole lot of fans — would love to see If the story happened to involve Christine, Lauren and Michael, all of whom have been wildly underused in recent years, so much the better. </p>
<p><strong>Preview:</strong> For weeks, MarDevil has been keeping Doug away from those he loves. Why? Well, because he knows the truth about what’s going on and the devil isn’t ready for that to become public knowledge. But MarDevil may have met her match in Julie, who is fed up with the situation and ready to take matters into her own hands!</p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>You don’t need a fortune teller’s ball to see where things are going between Thomas, Zende and Paris. Somewhere, Liam is breathing a sigh of relief that Thomas has moved on. Zende, on the other hand, will soon come to realize that his clan believes that when it comes to love, it’s best to keep it in the family. </p>
<p><strong>Prediction:</strong> Sam and Dante have gotten closer over the past few months, but it seems inevitable that he’s eventually going to get hurt. After all, she’s got one ex she’s not actually over and another who’s returning from the dead. Actually, that’s not terribly helpful given that both Jason and Drew have done the resurrection dance. No matter how you slice it, Dante seems destined to be the odd man out. </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Gloria pens a tell-all about the first families of Genoa City which sets off a bidding war. Of course, half of the town is hoping to prevent their secrets from coming to light. Realizing just how much damage the tome could do to the Abbott name, Jack lands the publishing rights… by agreeing to marry his dad’s widow! </p>
<p><strong>Prediction:</strong> Tripp’s a heck of a great guy, but does Allie really share the same spark with him as she does gal pal Chanel? We suspect things are going to get extremely messy when the young women mix business and pleasure despite their feelings for Tripp and Johnny. </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Brooke’s decision to try and accept Deacon’s role in Hope’s life causes big friction in her marriage. Quicker than you can say “get me another blonde, stat!” he’s spending time again with Shauna. This time, there are no manipulations by Quinn or anyone else, it’s just good old animal attraction… which is a whole lot harder to fight! </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Although we’re being led to believe that Elizabeth’s father will soon arrive in Port Charles, we’re betting it’s really half sister Hayden who’ll show up on her doorstep. Frankly, we really <em>hope </em>Hayden’s about to pop up, ’cause otherwise we’re going to be annoyed at how much time has been spent trying to figure out who was behind her shooting! </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Carmine may no longer be a problem thanks to MarDevil resurrecting Charlie, but Ava’s going to have to do some quick tap-dancing in order to keep herself out of trouble. Philip is probably in way over his head and will soon find out that Marlena isn’t the only she-devil in town one should be wary of making a deal with!</p>
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