General Hospital (GH) spoilers revealed Neil Byrne (Joe Flanigan) accidentally busted in on a conversation between Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) following an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting. GH fans know that Neil has feelings for Alexis, and here he showed them again.
General Hospital Spoilers – Neil Checks Up on Alexis
GH fans know that Neil seems to bump into Alexis no matter where he turns. Not that long ago, GH fans saw Neil run into Alexis in the halls of General Hospital. The sexual tension between Neil and Alexis never seems to go away. The awkward glances. The longing. Some GH fans empathize with Dr. Byrne and Alexis, wishing that something will finally give, wishing that like Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and her ex, Jason Morgan (Steve Burton), Alexis and Neil might have the guts to defy the restrictions placed upon them.
Of course, other GH viewers agree with keeping societal rules. Since Alexis used to be a patient of Neil’s, and since the rules prohibit dating for two years following the time one was a patient … she and Neil must remain apart. Still, that doesn’t seem to be happening does it? Those who saw recent episodes know that Alexis had a horrible fight with Sam, and then broke down and had a shot of vodka. By doing so, she broke three years’ worth of sobriety. Before Alexis’s resolve crumbled, however, she called Neil for help. Unfortunately, she only got his voice mail that night.
With that said, now Neil knows something is up. Something isn’t right. Indeed, when he finally sees her after the AA meeting, he flat out asks her if he can help … even as a friend.
General Hospital Spoilers – Alexis Wants to Confide in Neil
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One of the very reasons that Alexis succumbed to the temptation of a drink was because internally she agreed with Sam’s criticism. Alexis might fight like a tiger in the courtroom as a lawyer. However, in her personal life, she often gives up on what she wants. Alexis seems to surrender her hopes and dreams to the circumstances of the moment. Alexis allows the rules others make to dictate outcomes and the direction her life takes.
Now, Alexis finds Neil standing in front of her, practically begging to help her with whatever issues she’s facing. Of course, her issue is that she’s fallen for Neil and neither she, nor Neil, seem to have any recourse. (That is, if Neil wants to keep his career.) Some GH viewers might say to themselves, okay … why doesn’t Alexis give in to her feelings? Why doesn’t Alexis confess how she feels to Neil? What’s the worst that could happen?
General Hospital Spoilers – Neil Refuses to Walk Away
If Neil’s previous behavior is any indication, the man was almost willing to tell the ethics board to take a flying leap. Some GH viewers may recall that he seemed almost totally ready to throw his career and life’s work into the abyss as long as he could bring Alexis into his life. Who knows, maybe Neil is just uber lonely and Alexis fills that void. Maybe Neil has a mundane existence and Alexis is making him feel alive again. Maybe Neil is addicted to “white knight syndrome.” Maybe he becomes attracted to every woman who seems to need his help. Who knows? Regardless of the reason, GH viewers know that right now, at this moment, Alexis is special to Neil.
It’s not likely that Neil will walk away and leave Alexis to battle her demons alone. Knowing that Neil cares, that he obviously wants to be there for her, could Alexis finally find the courage she needs to hold on to a man that makes her happy? Might Alexis at long last be honest with herself, and with Neil? By doing so, might Alexis get what she desires, and find that that’s a real good thing?