GH Commentary by
At the Altar of Sonny
Kate Howard comes to Port Charles to get away from the drama in the city.
Instead of finding the peace and quiet she was looking for, she found her long
lost, high school sweetheart Sonny Corinthos. She should have taken heed when
his past women including his lawyer advised her to run as far away from him as
possible. Of course, she did not. She stayed his neighbor and became intimately
involved with him.
Trevor Lansing, the reincarnation of Satanís spawn, comes in to the picture,
forcing her to choose between the two of them. Believing she was taking the
high road, Kate refused to give in to Trevorís not so subtle demands. Trevor decides
that her refusal was decision enough, insisting that she chose Sonny over him.
In reality, it is the most childish display of possessiveness from a grown (old
at that) man; however, Trevor makes it worst.
He decides that the only way to make Sonny pay is to hurt Kate. He drugs her,
she gets busted for DUI, and then he gets her fired from Couture magazine, the
one thing that Kate loved the most.
Now Kate is where all women who end up with Sonny wind up -- in his bed without
a career, a job, and a shred of identity. Oh, pretty please, with lots and lots of
powdered sugar on top, do not sacrifice the independent, savvy, career minded,
driven, and passionate Kate Howard at the altar of Sonny Corinthos. They are
great together. Sonny is playful and balances Kate's elitist attitude.
However, it would be a shame if she cowered away from her career, because she was
forced out of it. This would be a complete character shift from the person that
General Hospital has introduced us to. Unfortunately, TPTB do have a tendency
of altering a character to fit into some neat box that works with a storyline. BORING!
Kate Howard would be a more exciting addition to General Hospital if
she were kept out of the box. She has options. She does not have to sit back (or
in her case lie in Sonnyís bed) and let Trevor Lansing beat her.
What would happen in the real world? Hmmm, letís see. Kate Howard would write
a tell-all book in which she reveals who she really is just in time for the
launch of her own clothing line and her new upstart magazine. She would go on
Good Morning America, Oprah, The Tonight Show, etc. to talk about the fashion
industry and why she had to change her ďnameĒ to get ahead. America would praise
her and empathize with her. She would sell millions of books, her designing line
would be fabulous, and her magazine would gain its own unique audience.
I know, General Hospital is not about Kate Howard, but it would be
spectacular too see such a powerhouse handle her business, all the while
surrounded by rumors of her torrid affair with a well-known mobster. Throw in a
healthy dose of deceit, lies, and scandal, and you have got the stuff that soap
operas are made of.
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