A Baby For Kim?

Drowning in grief over Oscar’s passing, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Kim has decided that she wants another baby! But is making that dream a reality a wise move for the distraught mom?

The In Depth Story: Scattering their son’s ashes at Mt. Kilimanjaro with Drew gave her a small sense of closure. But “she’s missing her other half,” portrayer Tamara Braun sighs. “It was just the two of them. So for better or worse, they were each other’s everything, and Oscar was the main relationship in her life.”

Having decided that having another baby would be the only thing to fi ll the void, Kim approached beau Julian with the idea — and was shot down. But that did nothing to stop the determined OB/GYN’s mission, and this week, she will explore another avenue. “She’s not thinking clearly,” warns Braun. “It’s grief [speaking]. Kim’s generally a pretty rational and logical person. But she’s missing Oscar with every fiber of her being. And she doesn’t want to deal with the loss or the fact that he’s really gone.

“While she certainly has the support of the Quartermaines and friends like Liz, she feels utterly isolated in her grief,” the actress adds. “She is having a hard time. She’s trying to keep
it together and go through the motions, but it’s very, very diffi cult for her.”

No matter where the story takes Kim next, her portrayer is hopeful that the character’s grief becomes a teachable moment, much like the soap’s Alzheimer’s storyline surrounding Sonny’s dad, Mike. “This is an opportunity to address real issues that women who lose a child face,” she suggests. “What happens when they don’t have the coping skills they thought they had? We can actually address ways for people to get help or help loved ones. Dealing with real issues is what soaps do best.”