Finn didn’t do himself any favors.
For many General Hospital fans, the episode which aired on Monday, October 31, was downright cathartic. After more than two decades, Elizabeth finally confronted her parents and, to put it bluntly, read them for filth. Thanks to well-scripted scenes and the incredible performance of Rebecca Herbst, the scenes allowed Liz to finally lash out at dad Jeff and mom Carolyn (the latter of whom we’d never actually seen before).
So what was it about the episode that had many viewers upset? Two things, actually.
First, there were the scenes unfolding at the same time between Heather and Finn. As the doctor reluctantly treated his girlfriend’s former mother-in-law, Heather unleashed a slew of nasty remarks about Elizabeth… almost none of which caused Finn to so much as flinch, let alone defend his lady love.
Worse, when Heather made a far-less offensive remark about Anna, Finn immediately jumped to defend his ex.
Needless to say, Liz fans were not amused.
— Jackie-Anna’s 🔦 (@HotVannaNights) October 31, 2022
For others, even as Elizabeth was earning cheers for eviscerating her absentee parents, one moment brought many jeers: During the tirade, Elizabeth once again credited Franco with helping to inspire Jake’s artistic side. Why was this simple mention so irksome? Because, as Liz fans have pointed out over and over, she was established as an artist long ago.
— Maria (@ours_keep) October 31, 2022
Why credit a stepdad as opposed to the mother with whom he shares a biological connection and from whom he might well have inherited his artistic abilities?
I was a fan of Franco. But it irks me to no end when they ignore that Elizabeth Imogene was an artist and say Jake paints like his step dad. He paints like his MOTHER. #GH
— Imaginary Parody(Parapet&Cody) Stan 🚩🚩🚩 (@ChristnaHuffman) October 31, 2022
Despite these complaints, the overwhelming majority of viewers were thrilled by the episode and anxious to see how Elizabeth’s story plays out in the days and weeks to come. They also praised Herbst’s performance, suggesting she might well have just earned herself next year’s Emmy.
— Queen Liz’s Bitch Brow 🤨 (@Sweethart963) October 31, 2022