When will 'General Hospital' Season 59 Episode 102 air? Here's what to expect when it returns

When will 'General Hospital' Season 59 Episode 102 air? Here's what to expect when it returns
'General Hospital' airs Monday to Friday on ABC (dgepress.com)

'General Hospital' is the longest-running American soap opera presently in production, according to Guinness World Records, and the only ongoing soap opera on ABC. It premiered on April 1, 1963, and continues to air on ABC. 'The Doctors', an NBC series, premiered on April 1, 1963. 'The Doctors' was a medical drama that was supposed to compete with 'General Hospital', but it was canceled in 1982. 'General Hospital' aired for half-an-hour until the network stretched it to an uncommon 45-minute length in 1976, and then to a full hour in 1978.

The most recent episode of 'General Hospital', Episode 103, will air on the ABC network on February 9. According to the episode synopsis, Carly makes a quick trip to General Hospital. Nina will be found with a little apprehension while Chase and Brook Lynn will dial an emergency number. You will also find Maxie and Felicia anxiously awaiting some news and Victor's plan will come to an end.


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Previously, we saw on 'General Hospital', friends and relatives keep a watchful eye on Vigil at General Hospital, and tempers flared on the Haunted Star. Maxie, Brook Lynn and Chase had to make a decision between two options. Drew and Sam finally had a long-overdue conversation and Charlotte was worried about her father's health.

'General Hospital' is credited with kicking off various developments in the 1980s soap opera genre, most notably the fast-paced action-adventure plotlines that were a far cry from the more typical domestic and societal themes that had dominated most soap operas in previous decades. 

The plot of this show revolves around the fictional city of Port Charles, New York, and the employees at its General Hospital, which first aired in 1963. Storylines spread out to involve relationships of many families such as the Hardys, the Webbers, the Spencers, the affluent Quartermaines, and the regal Cassadines, at first centering on the romances of the health workers. Luke and Laura from General Hospital popularized the concept of the soap opera supercouple. Their wedding was the most-watched event in the history of daytime television.

Numerous national organizations have praised the show for raising public awareness of important health and social issues such as sexual responsibility, HIV/AIDS-related storylines, tolerance and understanding for gay, lesbian, and transgender people, bipolar disorder, accurate portrayals of tobacco, drug, and alcohol addiction, breast cancer awareness, sexual child abuse, and organ donation, among others. Frank and Doris Hursley, husband and wife soap writers, created 'General Hospital,' which premiered on April 1, 1963. Gloria Monty was hired as executive producer in 1978, and she is credited with establishing the first super-couple, Luke and Laura Spencer.

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