The Tuesday Blog: General Hospital Has a "Nina Problem" #GH, #generalhospital, @watroswatros
Among fans of General Hospital there is no character who generates more opinions than Nina Reeves. Nina is magazine publisher whose mother put her in a coma in her late teens/early 20s when when she was pregnant with her doctor boyfriend's baby. This is all backstory, by the way, as Nina showed up only after coming out of her coma and reuniting with said boyfriend as middle aged adults. The story at the time was that Nina had lost the baby but soap fans knew that the baby would eventually show up. How could it not?
At first Nina was a little cuckoo, I mean, who wouldn't be after being put in a coma by their own mother? But after the original actress left the role, LOST alum Cynthia Watros joined the show and played Nina a little less crazy and more of a victim trying to find the child she lost through cruel fate.
After a lot of storylines, it turned out that she gave birth to twins. One of the twins, Nelle, is presumed dead, and the other, Willow, is battling for her life against cancer.
Through too many circumstances too convoluted to recap here, Nina is currently in a situation where she is or soon will be reviled by everyone in the fictional town of Port Charles. And therein lies the "Nina Problem".... because, what do you do with her when she is a total outcast?
What I would do is this - Willow gets the bone marrow she's waited for for months that will save her life - but oh no! something else has gone awry and maybe she needs a new heart! The young mother of two babies is about to succumb when suddenly the doctor rushes in and reveals that there has been an accident and they are prepping Willow for heart transplant surgery (yeah, yeah, I know it's not like ordering a Happy Meal, but that's how these shows treat it... just go with it, it'll be easier that way LOL).
But, wait, everyone says, where is Nina at this moment? It's Nina that's had the accident and it's Nina's heart that will save Willow, her daughter. It would be revealed that it wasn't an "accident" that Nina planned it very carefully... and Nina is remembered as a hero, despite all of her misdeeds. Everyone would feel terrible at how they'd treated her and it would cause lots of great soapy angst. I would hate to lose the fabulous Cynthia Watros, but that would be one kick ass storyline in my opinion! ;)
If you're a fan of GH, how would YOU solve the "Nina problem"? :)