If there’s one thing the residents of Port Charles know, it’s that you don’t want to get on the bad side of Sonny Corinthos. (Think Tony Soprano… with killer dimples!) But this week on GENERAL HOSPITAL, the mobster’s longtime friend, Luke Spencer (yes, of Luke and Laura fame) finds himself in the awkward position of butting heads with Sonny over their respective children. It seems Luke’s son, Ethan, has been accused of beating the crap out of Sonny’s teenage daughter, Kristina. And while we know that Ethan’s innocent, Sonny doesn’t… and he wants Luke’s son dead!
“Kristina’s boyfriend, Kiefer, was the real culprit,” explains Soaps In Depth executive editor Richard M. Simms. “That kid is a piece of work, and this isn’t the first time he’s roughed Kristina up. But like a lot of abuse victims, she thinks he’s sorry, and she believes that he really loves her, so she’s protecting him.” In order to do that, she had to point the finger at someone… and Ethan was the unlucky bloke!
“Ethan became friends with Kristina over the past few months, but she started to crush on him despite their age difference,” explains Simms. “She took his rejection pretty badly.” But the lie Kristina told is having devastating consequences all across the canvas. “It’s impacting everyone,” says the editor. “Jason is beginning to suspect that Kristina lied, which doesn’t sit well with his girlfriend, Sam, who happens to be Kristina’s big sis. That’s happening all over Port Charles as some people believe Kristina, and others are pretty sure Ethan’s not the kind of guy who would abuse a teenage girl!”
But the biggest drama is reserved for Luke and Sonny as they stand on opposite sides of the issue. “Let’s not forget that Sonny shot an unarmed cop, who later turned out to be his secret son,” reminds Simms. “So do you really think he’d have a problem killing Ethan for supposedly beating Kristina?”
Also in the new issue, fans unhappy with the news that ONE LIFE TO LIVE is writing off Oliver and Kyle — aka the megapopular Kish — can read about the happy ending planned for the pair as well as a feature with their portrayers. ALL MY CHILDREN viewers can get the scoop on how the show lost Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca) to rival soap THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. And the latest Supercouple Smackdown results are in, meaning readers can find out whether GH’s Nikolas or Lucky wound up swaying the vote in their favor when it comes to who should be with Liz.