There were a few things that happened in yesterday’s episode that were genuinely surprising.
One was the fact that Michael’s waking up was actually as touching as I had hoped. My hatred of the characters involved and my complete boredom over the lead up to this event (I think I only watched the last five minutes of Friday’s episode) did not get in the way of the emotional satisfaction I felt finally seeing Michael come back to life.
Yes, I know it can only go down hill from here.
The second surprise was when I discovered I could hate Claudia even more than I had before. The fact that she wanted to run into Michael’s room and grill him about what he remembers after he’d been in a comma for a year is just the icing on the cake.
When is her redemption coming?
Finally, I was actually, genuinely surprised when Holly showed up at Patrick’s door, demonstrating that she knows him. Now, I’ve said before, I don’t read spoilers. Sometimes I happen upon them or Tenillypo shares them, but usually, I don’t need spoilers because you can see the plot in this show coming at you like a freight train. This was actually something I did not anticipate at all. Kudos to you, GH, for honestly surprising me for once. Now, the pleasure in that is sure to fade when this inevitably becomes the next scrubs crisis.
But until then, at least it is something new.
EDIT: Thanks to Laura and Elora for pointing out that Patrick and Holly knew each other from the Markum Island caper. Alas, my surprise was due to a gap in my GH knowledge and not an actual plot twist. *sigh*