General Hospital Chaos! Characters Acting Out Of Character

If you have been watching General Hospital lately, the same things have been running through the minds of fans across the board. It seems as the something has been off with the residents of Port Charles. Many of the people, who have distinct personality traits and almost predictable behaviors have been acting out of character recently. Or have they?

Let’s start with Elizabeth. The sweet, do-gooder, Nurse Webber has crossed a line with fans (and haters) that she may never be able to come back from. Liz has just lied about the biggest story in Port Charles. So that Liz can have Jason Morgan all to herself, she is concealing the information she knows about his true identity. She is lying to keep a man for herself, when he has a wife and son right under his nose. This seems very extreme and out of character, but at the same time, is it, really? Liz has lied in the past to get what she wants, especially when it comes to a man. She has even lied about the paternity of her child, making Lucky believe Jake was his for so long, knowing that Jason was his father. And that was just one example. She and Sam have always had a battle over Jason Morgan, a battle that Sam won. Now Elizabeth feels that it’s her turn for happiness, and she doesn’t care that she is leaving Sam and Danny without a husband and father.

Anna just shot and killed Carlos in cold blood (or so they say). Her actions were not out of self defense, but out of revenge. Anna was hurting, and she killed the man who killed the love of her life, Duke Lavery. Anna is a cop, she is a special agent, a mother, and grandmother. It’s easy to see her as someone who wouldn’t just shoot a man point blank, but in actuality, Anna has done more than some fans realize. When is came to Faison, she locked him in Wyndemere without any expectation that he could escape. She has protected those she loves and is never afraid to use force. She loved Duke so much that she felt his death had to be avenged, which led her to kill Carlos Rivera on Pier 54.

Then there is Nikolas. The Cassadine outcast. The one member of the Cassadine family who isn’t violent or ruthless. Nik suddenly made a move that shocked General Hospital fans. When it was revealed that Nikolas put out the hit on Hayden Barnes, we couldn’t believe that the one sane Cassadine had become so completely detached. HOwever, we have always known that Nik would go to extreme lengths to protect those he loves and those in which he is loyal. Elizabeth obviously falls into that category. As Nik explained to Valerie, he was protecting Elizabeth from Hayden’s truth. Although everyone knows that Liz is wrong for keeping this secret about Jake/Jason, Nik will still protect her at all costs.

As we see some of these characters shock us with their recent behaviors, we wonder why all of a sudden are they making these bold moves? Perhaps if we look at their past, we can see that they have had it in them all along.