Wednesday, January 23, 2013

GH: Maxie's Pregnant Again


On General Hospital, Maxie (Kirsten Storms) became pregnant again after miscarrying Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu's (Julie Marie Berman) baby in the first trimester. Here are my thoughts on the story through the Wednesday, January 23, 2013 episode.

On New Year's Eve, Maxie was devastated when she went to the hospital and found out that her pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Maxie had fallen down due to a dog coming into her place though her doctor Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) said that most likely wasn't the cause. She ran into her former fiance Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) on the hospital's roof. He drank himself into a stupor after believing that his girlfriend Ellie (Emily Wilson) decided not to be with him. Maxie drove Spinelli back to her place, one thing led to another and they had sex. Later Spinelli found out that Ellie failed to meet him because she was run over by a car. Once Ellie found out what Spinelli did, she broke up with him, though he has no idea that Maxie is pregnant.

Meanwhile Maxie didn't know how to tell Dante and Lulu about how she lost their child. Dante's mother Olivia (Lisa Locicero) with her visions saw that something would happen, though she has no idea how accurate she actually is. Olivia was seeing the dog again and Maxie realized the dog must represent the jackal, Spinelli's nickname.

At this point, Maxie has decided to give Lulu and Dante her and Spinelli's child as they were willing to adopt before she volunteered to be a surrogate. That said, I doubt either Lulu or Dante will be happy to find out that the child they believe is biologically theirs is really Spinelli and Maxie's baby. Britt, as a doctor, is obligated by client/patient confidentiality, but since technically Lulu and Dante were also her patients until the miscarriage, she may tell them. I wonder if that will be part of the story as they specifically mentioned it. This is just speculation, but perhaps Britt will keep Maxie's secret for a favor like helping her with keeping Patrick (Jason Thompson) as her boyfriend.

The show played fast and loose with the timeline due to how quickly Maxie found out she was pregnant, how she lost the baby, and then how she got pregnant again. I'm not sure where this will go, though I hope that Lulu and Dante find out before the baby is born. If they still want the baby great, if not Maxie should raise the child herself. I also hope that Maxie confides in her mother Felicia (Kristina Wagner) as she became pregnant with Maxie's younger sister Georgie after she slept with Frisco even though she was committed to Mac.

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