Ariel Drake Returns to Reprise Landmark Performance; Twitter Cheers
Monday’s episode of General Hospital features the epic, much-lauded debut and final performance of Baby Ariel Drake, played by Ariel Drake. In a departure from normal programming, ABC has announced it will re-air the benchmark episode from July 5, 2013 after much clamoring from fans about how she “lit up the screen”, and many deliveries of Chatty Cathy dolls to Prospect Studios.
Ariel’s time at GH was brief but illuminating. Cast as a companion for the increasingly troubled and potty-mouthed Emma, she had only a few moments of screen time before a spectacular Celtic-style sendoff, during which some distraught fans called the ABC comment line, insisting they could hear “mewls” emanating from the melting plastic.
The landmark July 5 episode airs this September 2 at 2pm EST/1pm PST, with supporting performances from The Britch, Max and Magic Milo, and Spencer Cassadine.
General Hospital airs weekdays at 2PM EST/PST on ABC and is available on Hulu and SoapNet.