5 General Hospital Couples With The Worst Chemistry
General Hospital (GH) is no stranger when it comes to couples with incredible chemistry. GH’s most infamous pair, Luke and Laura, began their love affair in the late ’70s and became daytime television’s super couple. When it comes to soap opera couples, these two are considered the benchmark that other couples are measured against. The Port Charles duo wed in an hour-long extravaganza, which aired in November 1981 and was watched by 30 million fans. It remains the highest-rated episode in daytime history. GH has gotten it right in terms of chemistry over the years; however, they have also failed. Below is a list couples from GH who have the worst chemistry ever!
5. Morgan and Ava
Could it be the huge age gap between these two lovebirds or the fact that Ava Jerome seemed more suited for Morgan Corinthos’ dad (Sonny) while Morgan seemed to fair better with Ava’s daughter (Kiki Jerome)? Regardless, the two just never seemed to have any real chemistry between them, despite their rollercoaster storyline. Perhaps the real root behind this was the simple fact that, while Morgan (played by actor Bryan Craig) was clearly in love with Ava (declaring on a recent GH episode that Ava was the only women he has ever loved), self-involved Ava (played by veteran daytime actress Maura West) has only ever really been in love with herself. It could also be the tremendous amount of lies that circled the relationship from the get-go, thanks to the conniving Ava. Alas, it is safe to say that Morgan and Ava are much better suited apart than together.
4. Kiki and Michael
Speaking of Kiki, this spitfire flew into Port Charles in 2012 and rocked daytime screens everywhere with her hot and steamy love scenes with then-boyfriend, Morgan. Instantly finding herself embroiled in a love triangle between two brothers (Morgan, and his half-brother Michael Quartermaine), the recipe for relationship chemistry success between her and Michael seemed inevitable when he ultimately won her heart and tore her away from his brother. Alas, the chemistry was not there, and the couple fizzled just as quickly as they sparked. There’s nothing that daytime soap fans love more than a woman coming between two brothers; however, the Kiki and Michael love story became bland…and fast. Perhaps the two were just way too different to provide viewers with anything substantial.
3. Luke and Anna
Both characters have been halves of some pretty amazing GH couples in the past. Luke Spencer was crowned super couple with Laura, and who can forget his quirky yet lovingly intense relationship with Tracey Quartermaine. Anna Devane, on the other hand, has had past success with Duke Lavery and Robert Scorpio. Still, Anna and Luke never really clicked in the chemistry department as a couple themselves. Off the cusp of Anna’s return to Port Charles in 2012, these old friends seemingly fell into each other’s arms, as Anna looked for comfort after she found out her daughter Robin was dead, and Luke was looking for love after his split with ex-wife Tracey. While they did have a rich GH history together as friends and had many adventures together along the way, their relationship in 2012 seemed like one of convenience, and really lacked when it came to the romance or chemistry department.
2. Franco and Carly
Roger Howarth has done incredible things with the Franco character since he stepped into the role made famous by Hollywood film actor, James Franco. Still, when it came to his love affair with Carly, the duo simply lacked that spark. Infamous for her past relationships with mob boss Sonny Corinthos and Jasper ‘Jax’ Jacks, Carly’s involvement with Franco really should’ve been an explosion of epic chemistry proportions, but it wasn’t. Perhaps it is because Carly seems destined to go back to Sonny (and leave Sonny…and go back to Sonny…), or it might have been hard for the new Franco to ignite the chemistry needed based on the prior turmoil these two characters had experienced.
1. Sonny and Emily
While short-lived, the pairing between mob boss Sonny Corinthos and do-gooder Emily Quartermaine was just a terrible mess when it came to chemistry. The two got back together in 2006 when Emily turned to Sonny for comfort after finding out that her husband, Nikolas Cassadine, cheated on her with Sonny’s sister, Courtney. While Emily did help Sonny with his bipolar disorder, GH fans were, unfortunately, the real losers when it came to that entire storyline, as we had to endure endless scenes of Emily and Sonny canoodling with each other. Alas, thanks to Sonny’s need to protect Emily from his dangerous mob ways, the relationship was cut short, saving sweet Em from any potentially bad situations…and fans from having to watch these two attempt to stitch a relationship together.