In many respects, it wasn’t as fulfilling as it could have been, but General Hospital fans had been expecting things to blow out between Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) and Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) after he covered up for his daughter.
Although it is clear that Valentin intended to keep Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez) safe, he handled the situation as badly as possible and ultimately gave in to Charlotte’s wishes.
The only plus side in this for him is now he’ll have her more relaxed so he and Laura Collins (Genie Francis) and Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) can figure out how much damage Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy) did to her mind.
But that’s the end of the good news. For him.
While Anna’s fear and anxiety over shooting Charlotte won’t go away, they have been lessened by the realization that she isn’t as guilty as she initially believed.
Even though she still fired the gun, she is aware that it wasn’t an overreaction because she had good grounds to think she was in actual danger and wasn’t just a teenager playing a practical joke on her.
Naturally, she will want to attempt to make things right and give Charlotte an explanation, but she will have to put that on hold after Laura tells her that Charlotte is afraid of her.
With this part of the mystery behind her, for the moment, Anna will be able to focus on the fact a gunman did take a shot at her or Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
As much as ‘General Hospital’ Spoilers love AC/DC, this dirty deed wasn’t very cheap for Valentin as he lost the woman he loves and there’s no chance of getting her back.
At least, there better not be after his stupidity.
Charlotte will be relieved while he’ll have to deal with the knowledge that he walked into Victor’s trap with his eyes wide open.
What will be even more painful for him is while his actions were expected and planned for by Victor, it can be argued that Victor wouldn’t know his exact reactions, hence putting the blame squarely on Valentin for destroying his life.
Though he’s one of our favorite characters and we hope he may find a way to have a normal life, he deserves all of the suffering he’s currently experiencing and will continue to experience.
Will deprogramming Charlotte be any easier now that her purpose has been completed, or is there another sleeper mission that only needs to be roused? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, and return often to ‘General Hospital’ Spoilers for the most recent rumors, spoilers, and news.