Ah, the dramatic possibilities of the intervention. It's a historical tradition going all the way back to the myths of ancient Greece (we're pretty sure we remember reading about a gathering on Mount Olympus, with Artemis and Poseidon and Demeter taking turns telling Zeus how uncool it was that he kept transforming into animals and romancing unsuspecting mortal women). We love them, and they seem to happen in all our favorite shows, from classic "90210" to "Brothers & Sisters," and they're no stranger to daytime.
No other plot device is so upfront about wanting characters to confront each other and reveal buried secrets and yell and scream and say hurtful things and then regret it and cry and beg and then get real quiet and introspective and then cry in a more reserved way than before and then break down into someone's arms and admit that they need help. We'd watch one every day if we could.
Today on "General Hospital," Robin Scorpio must (gets to?) run the intervention gauntlet for her struggles with post-partum depression. But she is FAR from the only daytime character who could use an organized talking-to from a circle of trust. We've assembled a few of them in slideshow form. "I" (or "we") statements only!