‘General Hospital’ To Air Special Episode Celebrating Women’s Suffrage
General Hospital is doing something different for election day this year. The daytime drama takes a break from the fictional characters of Port Charles and gives the audience something real. In a special episode, viewers will take a trip back in time to 1920 when women finally earned the right to vote.
General Hospital Episode Pays Tribute to Women’s Suffrage
Your first thought when reading that there will be a special GH episode about the election is probably, “Hard pass.” But wait! This isn’t about the current 2020 election or the political climate. The episode will highlight how far our country has come in the last 100 years.
The episode isn’t meant to weigh in on current political issues. It’s a love letter to the women’s suffrage movement. The 19th amendment passed in the summer of 1920. Women were finally able to vote in the election that November.
Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge were the candidates for President that year. Despite the constitutional amendment, women still fought resistance when it came time to cast their ballots that year.
How will General Hospital go back to another time?
Carly Must Convince a Disinterested Jossyln the Importance of Voting
The special voting-themed episode will heavily feature Carly (Laura Wright) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy.) With a heavy dose of SORAS, Josslyn is turning 18 right before the election. That means she can vote for the first time ever. But does she want to? Not really.
That’s when Carly steps in to stress the importance of voting, especially because women weren’t always able to cast a ballot.
The sudser will take viewers back to 1920. While the actresses make the trip, they leave their characters in the present day. There will be one more thing missing – the male characters of General Hospital.
Special Episode Features Women-Only Cast
Sources indicate that other GH stars – such as Finola Hughes (Anna) – will also appear. However, Soaps.com notes that only actresses will be on-screen during the episode. None of the male characters/actors will appear – even in the background.
Additionally, the special episode was directed by a woman.
The episode is meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. The episode is NOT a commentary on our current choices in the 2020 election. It’s simply meant as a reminder the importance of voting – in every election. Because our ancestors fought for that right.
What do you think about the special episode? Will you tune in or pass?
The Women’s Suffrage episode of General Hospital airs on Monday, November 2nd. Watch the trailer below.
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