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GH Cast Delivers Power Performances In Aftermath Of Morgan's Death!

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Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital was one of the saddest we have seen in a long time, and with it brought outstanding performances by those in the Corinthos and Jerome clans on the ABC daytime drama series.

First, Laura Wright (Carly) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) delivered gut-wrenching moments. Viewers learn that after Carly found out that Morgan died, she was given a sedative to calm her down and to help her rest.  When she awoke the next morning with her mother, Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) by her bedside, Carly thinks she was having a bad dream, and she can’t wait for Morgan to get home to tell him how much she loves him.  Bobbie tells Carly to snap out of it, and that Morgan is not coming home.  Carly rushes downstairs where she sees Sonny’s muddied jacket.  Carly is now allowing herself to let the realization of what happened to Morgan start to set in.

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But later in the saddest moment of the episode, Dante comes to see Carly to hand her Morgan’s cell phone found in the wreckage, only she wants to know details of what happened.  Carly learns Morgan was the victim of a bomb explosion in Julian Jerome’s (William deVry) car.   Carly wants to throw up and needs air.  She starts to give details about how Sonny (Maurice Benard) wanted to seek revenge on Julian, but Dante tells her to stop talking about what she knows, or he will have to lose his brother and arrest his father all on the same night.  Dante is grief-stricken, angry, and beside himself.  While, Carly is trying to cope with the unimaginable – her son killed by a bomb explosion meant for Julian.

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In a heartbreaking turn by Wright, Carly looks all over her house for a charger to plug in Morgan’s broken cell phone, so she can listen to the messages on it.  When she does get the phone connected, she is sitting on the floor listening to the message she left Morgan, and just then Sonny walks in.  Maurice Benard playing Sonny’s pain, understated and in tears, watches as Carly lets him know that she knows that there was a bomb meant for Julian in the car that killed their son.

Chad Duell (Michael) proved once again why he can always bring the drama, when Dante tells Michael that his brother died, and via a bomb explosion.   Michael is wracked with quilt that he didn’t see Morgan spiraling out of control and that he should have paid more attention. When Sonny comes to the police station, Michael is irate and blaming Morgan’s death on Sonny.

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And in another stellar performance Hayley Erin’s Kiki, learned from her mother Ava, that Morgan died.  Kiki can’t breathe. She has been trying to reach Morgan all night and has been worried sick. She is also wracked with quilt over wanting to be with Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) over Morgan.

After she goes to tell Dillon what happened to Morgan, she can’t be with him and gets in the elevator and collapses sobbing.

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And Maura West showed the complexity of Ava, when she runs into Bobbie at the Metro Court. Bobbie confronts Ava and wants to know if she ever loved her grandson.  Ava replies, she did, and adds that Morgan was probably the only person who ever saw any good in her.  She cries.

Finally, Dante alone loses it in the interrogation room at the PCPD. Lulu (Emme Rylan) happens upon the scene, and we are reminded by Dante that when he first came to town Morgan was the first Corinthos he met.  Lulu hugs Dante.  At the end of the episode, Carly holding a picture of Morgan in front of Sonny, smashes it to the ground screaming, “You killed him!”

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Laura Wright, Dominic Zamprogna, Maurice Benard, Hayley Erin, Maura West, and Chad Duell each added to the high intensity of this riveting drama, while the audience gets to see their favorites shine with heavy dramatic material.

So, what did you think of the performances on Wednesday’s episode of GH in the aftermath of Morgan’s death? What moment broke your heart? Share your comments below.

 

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Callie

Meanwhile Billy Miller stood there like a statue and once again decided not to emote. Does he even care anymore?

Marie

Give him a break maybe its how gh wants him to act you ever think of that instead you come on here with negatively BM is doing great also

Sissy

I agree, I think Billy is doing a great job acting like JASON would act!

Maurice, Maura and Laura are doing an amazing job and breaking my heart.

dmr

I’ve never been a fan of Sam and Jason; however, I was a fan of Jake Doe. NuJason is just so boring.

Patrick

Thanks for bringing the distinction…. because Jake Doe was phenomenal… who even remembers that?

If Billy Miller continues to be his version of nuJason… then we are all in wasteland… it’s like wow…. he even makes Sam look better… and that’s a lie

the writing is on the wall… their is absolutely no chemistry between the THREE STARS : Billy Miller / Maurice Benard / Laura Wright

joanne smith

for the first time, Billy Miller acted like the REAL Jason, his performance until now was so wrong all over the place. the joking, smiling, constant PDA’s were inconsistent with the character of Jason Morgan. i wanted to reach through the tv and shake Billy Miller so often just to tell him, “Jason remembers who he is, why aren’t you acting like Jason?”
. perhaps you don’t remember SB as Jason Q….well i do. he was a snooze of a character….so boring. then the writers of that era, made him Jason “M” after the accident and SB was suddenly a STAR. since SB left, and BM was introduced, i have had to ff thru so many scenes….he just did not understand Jason Morgan.

Soaphound

Joanne, I appreciate much of what you’ve analyzed here. I’m a huge Billy fan and feel that he’s tried to inject some more humanity into Jason. Probably more than the powers that be are looking for. What I don’t get is why an actor of proven talents and audience appeal AND 3 Emmys isn’t allowed more input into his character. I get the feeling he was allowed much more expression on Y&R, hence his real personality and charm AND humanity showed through. I still support him and enjoy his work, I just wish he looked happier. What do you think?

Harry

Okay, yes, Spinelli called Steve Burton’s Jason “Stoneface” for a reason. However, Burton was able to emote just using his eyes when hit with a devastating loss. He broke your heart while grieving the loss of loved ones such as Emily, Edward or when Sam’s baby died.
Burton showed without telling and yes, he emoted. I happen to be a great fan of Miller’s. He really pulled it in when dealing with his daughter’s death on Y&R–he is capable of breaking our hearts.
That said, Miller’s performance was lukewarm and ironically enough, left me cold. I expected more of him because I know he’s capable of doing better.
I though DZ (Dante) was emotionally gut wrenching and he really broke my heart while proving what a thoroughly gifted actor he is.
The same holds true for Maura West and Laura Wright. Near the end of yesterday’s show, MB (Sonny) brought it.
Maria, I am afraid I agree with Callie and I think she should be allowed to voice her opinion without you calling her negative.

JK

LOVE BILLY MILLER……….NOT IN THIS ROLE………..HOWEVER, I AM SURE HE IS PLAYING THE PART THE WAY GH WANTS HIM TO PLAY THE PART…

Patrick

GH needs to cut their losses… and NOT renew Billy Miller contract… and FIRE Kelly Monaco

let’s see them ride off in to the sunset on their motorcycle…. c’ya

let’s see how much apples and oranges stem

share the wealth and get more diversity… this may be the hour of distraction and relish…

what an opportune time to change … prior to this storyline… of Morgan MIA… I certainly didnt’ read Oscar

Patrick

oy

not just a Debbie downer – I celebrate GH and DAYS

these two shows are far and away better than the top 2 @CBS

Timmm

His contract is up soon, he wants out! He may be “Acting” robotic like “Jason” but he showed no emotions with Michael which is not accurate at all.

su0000

Laura Wright (Carly) is a phenomenal actor, she doesn’t get the credit she deserves..
All, the Corinthos are the best of the best actors.

Ok, folks.. remember I said this so I will win the prize..

== Sonny did NOT put or have the bomb put in Julian’s car ==

((( they will never write/have Sonny kill his son )))

Fanny

My feelings exactly su0000, it wasn’t Sonny’s doing!

Tivette

I agree it’s not Sonny…but is it possible that Alexis hired someone in her drunken desperation to get her life back and be rid of Julian?

Patrick

OMG… finally a worthy thought… and HUGE distraction from all the laud going on….

it’s Alexis…. for all the posting I’ve shared on NLG… can she truly beat to a different drum?

it’s like come on !!!!! she’s a grown woman… the way she even acts with Sam and Molly…. “are you drinking”

she went ballistic and over the top… when Julian came to collect his last box of things

if her mob history is that fargone… that she as a lawyer doesn’t recall all the goings on in Port Charles that she hasn’t made peace with her choices

and it’s all Julians fault

poo poo shame shame… Alexis is falling off the cross

Lisawigg

I believe it was Hornsby that tried to kill Julian

dmr

Agreed on all ends. It will be another rival family or enemy, one the audience has never heard of and has no emotional ties to.

C

Based on what we know right now, Sonny is responsible. He put out a hit on Julian and it backfired. So what if he tried to call it off, he set this into motion.

That said, of course, we’ll eventually find out that it wasn’t Sonny’s fault after all because the show is always giving him a get out of jail free card. Literally, in the case of AJ’s murder.

Katiebelle

I also agree. Sonny wanted an “accident” to take care of Julian. A bomb could not be conceived as an accident, and would automatically make Sonny the obvious perpetrator. It has to be someone else.

aria

what do you mean she doesn’t get the credit she deserves (laura wright) she’s got an emmy already, should she have an Oscar too?

Rose

Su and all…Just curious. Don’t car bombings only take place when the ignition turns on, or they turn the radio on, or open the door, etc? Why would It take several miles of driving Julian’s car for it to blow? On the other hand I don’t think Morgan would set something like this up. But who? So I do have trouble thinking Morgan was in the explosion.

Timmm

Sonny’s mobster buddy probably has a car bomb app!

Harry

I also agree with Suooo. However, it is perfectly fine that Sonny is grappling with guilt–his violent life has come full circle. Let us not forget that Sonny, while in a manic state of confusion, shot Carly in the head just as she was giving birth to Morgan. Morgan was born in a swirl of violence and he allegedly died in a swirl of violence. It’s come full circle–Sonny’s vicious cycles, so I love that he feels guilt.
But yes, Sonny has frequently mentioned how Lily’s father killed his own daughter by planting a bomb meant for Sonny. There is no way Sonny would replicate that action which could invariably harm innocent victims. I do know Sonny called off the hit and I do not believe that originally planned hit involved a car bomb–Sonny just would not do go that route given how Lily died.
I think Tivette might be on to something by suggesting that it might have been Alexis.

Timmm

Harry, I just want to tell you how brilliant your assessment of Steve Burton’s Jason was to Billy Miller’s. Its all in the eyes! Great observation.

Alan

Of course Sonny isn’t responsible — even when he IS responsible it’s someone else’s fault (like when he killed AJ and it was all Ava’s fault).

Steve

In addition to the fantastic acting, credit must be given for the outstanding writing this week. Having Bobbie interact with Ava and showing the Q reaction were excellent ways to work in the vets.

Haley Erin’s performance highlights how much she has grown as an actress since the low point of Silas’ death. Impressive.

Best GH episode of the year, by far.

Harry

Steve, I do agree with you on all counts. I had forgotten to mention Hayley’s (Kiki) performance.
She was also outstanding.

Dan

I’m in tears myself after watching today’s episode. Haven’t felt this genuinely emotionally moved about anything on GH since the death of Duke last year. GH always has and still to this day has the best cast in daytime. The quality of the writing comes and goes, has its ups and downs. But this was a case where the writing, the acting, everything came together perfectly.

My hats off to Jean & Shelly for a brilliant story. They get crapped on by most of the people that post here, but I like what they’ve done with the show since taking over. They’ve brought real drama and emotion back to the show. Something it was sorely lacking under the previous head writer.

And of course, brilliant performances by so many. Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Maura West, Dominic Zamprogna, Chad Duell, Haley Erin, and how great was it to see Jackie Zeman remind us of how great she is and can still be when given emotional material to play. Not to forget Bryan Craig in his final scenes, showing Morgan spiraling out of control.

I absolutely loved the scenes with Sonny and Griffin at the church. I thought they were some of the best written scenes I’ve seen on this show in a long time. Matt Cohen has been a real find as Griffin. If the show hadn’t stupidly and unnecessarily killed off Duke, I would have loved to see him work opposite the incomparable Ian Buchanan as father and son.

Hats off to everyone at GH! They have their Emmy episode to submit for next year’s awards, as far as I’m concerned. If you watched this show and still want to come here with negativity, then seriously, go watch something else.

Timmm

I admit I criticize the writing but this week so far the writing has been great. Like you said, the acting and writing came together and it has been brilliant. I am so happy Bobbi was there for Carly. It frustrates me when Bobbi, Monica and Laura are missing when their children need them most. Case in point, Maxie. She could use her mother or Mac right now! And yes, Duke and Griffin would have been magical together!

Harry

I agree with you, Dan. GH has really delivered this week.
The church scene with Griffin and Sonny served us up some damn fine writing and acting.
However, I was frustrated that as Sonny spoke of seeking vengeance and as Griffin reminded him that vengeance is the Lord’s. with the thought that no one sought vengeance for AJ’s death. Sonny murdered AJ in cold blood and got away with it.
Also, it’s hard to fathom that Sonny is so dead set on seeking revenge on Julian for killing Duke. He and Duke didn’t actually share this great Bromance like he and Jason shared. So his motivation for killing Julian wasn’t very convincing to me.

JMER

It has surprisingly been a good week of shows. It seems ever since Anna returned and put Paul in jail, the show has been moving forward after months of transition and a rough summer. I hope all the discussion of morality and killing between Griffin and Sonny is there for a grander reason than just an amazing scene. I really love what Jean & Shelly have done with the show so far. I think it’s taking a lot longer for them to rework the show than most head writers and fans have not been patient enough with them. For whatever reason, they had to move things slowly. (They have decades of stuff to clean up as well) But I see the strides forward and I want it to continue. I didn’t want to watch again after they killed off Duke, but with all the mentions of him, and the changing morality on the show, I can’t help but think PC will be a more suitable place for him and Anna (and Griffin) once it is reworked. And it will be a better show for me to watch overall. I can only be so invested in watching the same families, the Corinthoses and Jeromes, on the front burner abusing the characters I like & winning but as I saw them move Julian to his proper place and now Sonny perhaps, I have hope. And the way they blended the various romances today and weaved in all the right connections on canvas was exciting (probably a little more exciting than it should be due to poor writing from previous writers.) So I am intrigued. I will keep checking into GH. Maybe by the end of the year, Jean and Shelly will be able to 100% fix this mess of a show and set it on a new course.

Gayle

Great acting! Wonderful performances by all-particularly Chad and Laura! Wow!

Lisa

I just hate the fact that our beloved daytime actors do not receive the credit or respect they deserve from the rest of the television industry for their magnificent performances. Why do the soaps have to be separated out from the “evening” Emmys? Clearly today’s GH episode was a perfect example.

Lew S.

I an so sorry I missed this episode. Sounds like Emmy worthy performances. Definitely will watch today!

Timmm

I think a lot of the time its because of the material that gets the attention is the evil twins or the back from the dead stuff. Even the actors will do talk shows and make fun of all their marriages and murders. The stuff with Morgan’s death is great. Maxie getting BJ’s heart was legendary but it never gets talked about. However, when stars like James Franco, Liz Taylor or Donna Mills do GH, they always walk away impressed with how much work is involved and how talented the daytime actors are.

Marie

Gh has outstanding actors that are slaying this s/l they had me in tears since Friday

Tivette

Amazing performances by all the cast…and I think Jason was appropriately being stoic for Sonny and all. Kudos to Maura for showing such a complex series of emotions from fear to self-recriminations to abject horror at the realization of what she’s done and underneath it all, her unrequited love for Morgan. Love the writing and looking forward to all the fallout and who really was responsible. Stellar storyline and acting!

Patrick

NICE !

abject horror at the realization of what she’s done and underneath it all, her unrequited love

so well said…. that’s a lot of REEL…

Maura West

Patrick

the Jerome women have had their lot chock full of recriminations and “crime”

LOL…. oy… all at the expense of the dullard Corinthos

Kiki…. along with mom Ava… RULE

it’s a tour de force acting troupe…. along with the sublime Avery.

I can’t even prop one over the other… I love them both… equal pairing

Kiki and Morgan
Kiki and Dillon

Hayley Erin… you ARE the best

Debbie Amaral

Best acting as always. Laura should get an
Award for her acting. I cried with her. Dante needs to
Pick a side. Thus oh I might have to arrest my father
Is stupid. Great show.

dmr

The keystone cop, Dante, needs to be removed from the case.

Lulu

Dante is a poor police officer ; when his family is involved in incidences , he allows them to go to extremes without intervening.

Marie LePore

I think the whole cast is wonderful in their own way, Carly is a fabulous actor…She brought me to tears. Carly made her grief so real, it really tugged at my heart….and at the end, with Sonny breaking down….the ultimate. I love GH and have been watching it for more years than I care to admit to….Love you all!!!!

PennySoap

This is the stuff that keeps me watching!

Kevin O.

Days like today remind us that “GH” has some great actors who do fantastic jobs when they actually have good material. More, please. (And I agree: It will turn out the bomb was planted by someone else. Boo.)

Patricio

Really showing their acting chops. The director did a great job with this episode! Watching Sonny telling Carly though the window. We could not hear the words but we didn’t need to. The director made us feel like neighbors or friends who should not be with a couple sharing this Bravo.

Also Ava’s realization through short memories was brilliant , each flashback hurting her deeper. Great work Ms. West.

Timmm

Sonny, Carly, Dante, Michael, Kiki, and Ava put an acting clinic on! Again, the writers are writing and I once again commend them. It is great stuff. Carly on the floor with Morgan,s cellphone was just heartbreaking. My FAVORITE part is at the end of the scene at the police station, everyone leaves the room except Sonny. He stares for a moment and lets out a big sigh, and CUT! It was perfect. That simple gesture told the audience that Sonny knows that he messed up big time AND his life will never be the same as he tries to face Carly and explain how this happened without him being responsible. That sigh tells me there is no way out of this one and Sonny knows it!

k/kay

The actress that plays Kiki has improved a lot since she first started I don’t have to cringe anymore nice to see someone young realize they need work and really improve.

Timmm

She has. Some criticize her because she cannot cry correctly. Hey look, I’ve seen people who cry look like they are laughing! Give the girl a break! I like her better than Kristen, for sure.

Lulu

I have no sympathy or empathy for Sonny! Reaping what’s sown is a monster even if some fans believe that he didn’t have it done. Maybe , he stopped it in time or maybe not. Sonny’s character has been exonerated from too many crimes; I’m still having problems with his release for A.J.’s murder.

Timmm

Lets talk about Michael. He did forgive Sonny for killing AJ. IF he does the same for Morgan Michael is a weak individual. He should be living with grandma Monica! Sonny should be dead to him, regardless!

Still a fan

This here is what daytime soaps are all about. Telling great stories and some of the finest acting. This single episode should win many Emmy awards.

Phyliss Wood

so true.. Timmm.. could not have said it better, but must add Jason/Billy Miller was exceptional as well .. all the actors amazing.. keep it up writers.. thats what our GH writers wait for… Amazing scripts and stories.. thats when the audience can truly watch them shine.. Bravo

James R. Poissant

You know what I love about Laura Wright? It’s that when she has scenes where she is supposed to cry, she really is pouring waterworks on us. Her nose gets so red that you know it’s the real thing. I noticed that about her when she played Cassie on GL and had to show emotion in Richard’s death scenes. I remember how her acting blew me away and it still does to this day. she is one of those actresses who could be doing so much of a bigger thing but she gives us her powerful talent on soaps and that is something I will always take from her and from anyone who wants to entertain me this way!!!

Vicki

James, great observations….Laura Wright is amazing.

tony

I’m sorry but this is tired. They’ve done this story and aftermath with Robin and many others. It’s very easy to play surprise death and trot out the vets. They mishandled Cragi’s character for the entire run. And the fact that Julian’s still around. Terrible.

dmr

I agree about Bryan Craig. Wasn’t a fan. The car bomb storyline was done exceptionally well in the 90’s when Lily was in the car, in the “clink boom” episode. Nowadays, it’s rehashed material; however, the actors did a great job with the material (Laura, Maura, and Maurice, especially).

Lulu

You mean that you aren’t upset that Sonny still exists?

robbie

It’s a better episode than we’ve seen in a while.

soapqueenforever

I have been a Maura West fan since her early days on ATWT. She is the main reason (along with my Y&R faves Billy Miller and Michelle Stafford), I tune on occasion. Billy Miller was wonderful as Billy Abbott, but not being connected to the history of Sam and Jason, I can take or leave the couple and I feel Mr Miller isn’t I into the role the way he was when he was on Y&R. As for Maura West, she gave a flawless performance. The show as a whole was excellent. The cast really gave gut wrenching, heart stopping performances. Congrats to all.

Sheena Farmer

Omg it was very sad I cried and cried

Soaphound

I totally agree, soap Queen forever. But I’m convinced the fault does not lie with Billy, but with the conception of who Jason actually is now. At this point I’d say leave it up to Billy to find his own way. Sometimes when an actor is that creative, he can do a better job fleshing out a character than a writer. He didn’t win 3 Emmys by being an enigma, which seems to be the box they’re trying to write him into. Unless they just don’t want him to be as “adored” as Sonny or some other possibly jealous cast mate.

Sherry

I felt really bad for Carly she really loves all of her children & is very protective. Laura Wright gave a stellar performance.

Lulu

Maura was superb!

Daisy

There has been a lot wrong with GH for a long time, but this week has been a shining example of everything RIGHT with GH.
This week every episode has been firing on all cylinders with no stop in sight.
I agree with posters above, GH has some of the most talented actors in television. And this week their talent has been displayed at every turn.
I’ve been mesmerized by the writing, the production, the camera work, and the acting has been outstanding. A shining example of what these talented people are capable of when they get material that challenges them and makes them dig deep and go to those places that bring us to our knees.
Laura Wright, Maurice Benard, Dominic Zamprogna, Maura West, Chad Duell have pulled out all the stops.
It’s always a treat to see our vets used to add even more depth and history to scenes. Jacklyn Zeiman is always a welcome sight and her part in this story has brought even more connection to the past.
One very touching scene for me was Dante telling Lulu about meeting Morgan for the first time. It’s the little details, the nuances that most of the time get left behind, but in this case led to an even deeper connection for the characters.
I know this is a huge story, a very significant story and I also realize all stories can’t be as deep, intense or emotional, but now that we’ve been shown what Jean and Shelly and the other writers are capable of, I hope this trend continues.

Lee Barrick.

I whole heartily agree they all played their greif excellant. As a mother I lost my daughter over a year ago and felt all those emotions to a tee. The writers and actors really showed how loosing a child is the worst excruciating pain a parent could feel. Also she was bi polar and looked to Maurice as example. Ive been watching GH for 53 years and this episode was. Excellant.

JK

THESE ACTORS HAVE BEEN GREAT………ALL EMMY WINNING PERFORMANCES!!! THE SHOW HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING -……CONGRATULATIONS GH FOR A WONDERFUL STORY .

Mateo
Standing O to the cast of GH. By far one of the most spectacular and talented casts in the industry. Right now I am still wiping away tears from watching Ava deal with the death of Morgan. Maura West manages to convey so much depth in her portrayals of so many characters. I have followed Maura West everywhere she has been. She is one of the few ladies in daytime who knows how to bring it EACH and EVERY time. The story was just a great story from the time they introduced the concept of Morgan being bipolar. Bryan Craig is a huge hole that will be difficult to fill. He was multi-dimensional in his portrayal of Morgon Corinthos. The last few scenes with Morgan were flawless. When he stepped out of the car and it exploded I literally just held my breath. I knew it was coming. I knew a disaster would happen but it still took my breath away. I already expressed my love of Maura West but then I watched Maurice Benard. Sweet Lord, when he is given meat to perform he does it with relish. The slow revelation of the horror that he may have been responsible for the death of his OWN son was beyond phenomenal. His looks. His eyes. His actions. Like every good man does – and father – he dealt with the family around him. Watching him tell Carly yanked the tears out of my eyes. Then when he fell apart when Carly confronted him on being responsible for Morgan’s death I just fell apart. Everything hit at once. Dante’s anger. Michael’s fury and pain. His own loss and then the woman he loved…no man would handle that well. But Sonny’s reaction was just gut punching real. I wiped away tears and held my stomach because it literally was in pain. Laura Wright as Carly – perfect. I love this lady so much. Her character may do some crazy ass crap but Laura Wright makes it all too real. I love Carly Jax Corinthos and I am not ashamed. Hayley Erin as Kiki has taken awhile to adjust to. She was the best she has ever been in this last episode. I believed her pain and felt for her which is more than I did when Silas died. Chad Duell as Michael just gets me. This man has lost so much in the last few weeks. Sabrina. Teddy. And now Morgan. He may lose a relationship with Sonny too. Chad Duell is just stunning in his portrayal of Michael. Just leaves me speechless. He deserves so much applause. Billy Miller is a great actor. He does the very best he can with the dribble he is given. All the comparisons to Steve Burton’s portrayal of Jason are unfair. Billy Miller has more talent in his pinky than Steve Burton will ever have in his entire body. Billy’s reactions are everything. His timing is spot on. Jason is referred to as “Stone Cold”… Read more »
Nancy

When sonny told Carly and they both dropped to the floor crying

Patrick

the powerhouse performances are once again weighed on Ava and Kiki

two of the strongest women on the show… with guts character aplomb… to continue carrying the show

even when it seems like they may never get their share of LOVE

stand alone acts

Sissy

Hayley Erin has made a huge improvement since she started as Kiki….great job!! Your hard work is paying off!

Ana Boal

Carly was amazing . I love Sunny and feel so sorry for him.
I hope it won’t take months to figure out what Ava did.

Patrick

Laura Wright : APB / STAT to wardrobe

please … if you want to ease on down the road… with character driven

let’s be statuesque…. check your pumps flats or heels

you move like a john deere tractor

is it because you tower over Maurice Benard

you should be able to pivot streamline your bod

take a look at Claudette / and/or Nina back in her Y&R days

before you even open your mouth… you’ve mowed every one down.

Phil

Amazing job by all!!!!!

Jason Loves GH

This episode is definitely Emmy-worthy. I loved it. Laura Wright especially was magnificent!

I’d like to also take this time to say kudos to GH for its updated opening credits. I love the new pictures of the cast…especially Finola Hughes! Finally this gorgeous woman has a picture that does her justice. Good job!

Lastly, can someone please put the extremely annoying Sam in her place? I’m weary of watching this skank walk into other people’s homes and start ripping them for their misdeeds and shortcomings. Really, I was hoping Elizabeth would bitch slap her out her front door when she had the audacity to trash her budding relationship with Franco in this woman’s own living room. Her holier than thou attitude is working my last nerve. There are times that I could vomit just looking at her.

IheartGeneralHospital!

Alan

So much of this storyline rings hollow for me.

As always the biggest problem with the story (and the show in general) for me is the writing for Sonny and Carly. The man is a career criminal whose lifestyle has resulted in his family being hurt time and again (he shot Carly in the head when she was in labor, he shot Dante when he thought he was just an undercover cop and not his own son, Michael was shot in the head as a result of an attempt on Sonny’s life) and Carly has made a career out of looking the other way and standing by her man no matter what (including her children being exposed to danger) so they just come off looking kind of stupid when they react with such surprise that violence has entered their lives on such a personal level yet again. (Of course the show won’t be brave enough to actually let Sonny be responsible for Morgan’s death because it’s just easier to make him a victim of bad things instead of writing him as someone capable of doing bad things).

As for Michael — oy. If he could forgive Sonny for killing AJ, you know this Morgan thing will barely be a speed bump in their father/son relationship. I would think that a guy who lost his girlfriend to a serial killer and his brother to a mob-war car bombing possibly perpetrated by his “father” in the space of a few weeks would be beyond devastated and denounce violence and those who commit it. Nope, not Mikey — he’s ready to let Sonny off the hook and go blame Kiki instead.

Maura West’s Ava was the only character who I truly felt sorry for. Ava is her own worst enemy, acting on impulse and regretting her actions later. It always amazes me how much this actress does with the material she is given.

What was with Lulu’s reaction to Morgan’s death today? The characters have probably spent an hour of airtime together (if that) since Morgan came back to town so I really didn’t buy the extreme reaction. Just another example of why shorthand writing doesn’t pay off on soaps.

And of course I can’t help but wonder if the death of his nephew will be the impetus to finally bring Lucas’ never-ending honeymoon to a close and send him back to Port Charles…

John

Brilliant writing,Brilliant performances! I predict Outstanding Lead Actress Category to be dominated by GH actresses !! And this is Domenic Zamprogna year – he is so underrated !!

clb

GH delivers again. Emmy powerhouse! Congrats to all but will miss Bryan Craig’s character of Morgan.

janeway

Wow, this story is really pulling out incredible performances from everyone involved!! But I have to give props again to my fav, Dom Zamprogna. I love that he has material that is getting him some recognition for the talent that he is. Dom moved me with Dante’s quiet intensity and real, raw emotion. I love how Dante tries to be strong for everyone while his heart is breaking, and Dom captures that perfectly.

To me the standout scenes were the ones with Dom and the always terrific Laura Wright. Dante and Carly have never been the best of friends but these scenes showed them united in their grief. It was heartwrenching to watch Dante struggle to describe the events of the previous night, to the distraught Carly, while fighting back his own tears and pain. Emmy worthy performances.

I loved the last scene when Dante unleashed his anger on the furniture and Dom made me feel Dante’s relief when he could finally let out his pain and grief and find comfort in the arms of his love, Lulu. While short, the scenes displayed the connection between Dom and Emme Rylan, that make it work

Kudos to the writers, directors and actors for character driven, engrossing drama that is GH at it’s finest.

Lisa

I believe it was Paul Hornsby.

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ryan Paevey Sends Out Touching Tweet On The Birth Of His TV Son On General Hospital!

On yesterday’s GH, viewers saw the tender moment when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered her baby, who is the bio-son of her late husband, Nathan West.

When Maxie finds out she had a boy to carry on the legacy of her beloved husband, she is overcome.

Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan), who left the series earlier this year, took to Twitter upon seeing the episode and the image of the little baby that is his on-screen offspring.

He expressed: “Welcome to the world, little one …. it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you …. watch out for her her for me will ya?”

Aaawww.  So many GH fans have been touched by the gesture, and how nice it is that it makes the whole journey and end of Nathan’s West story heartbreaking and bittersweet.

Were you touched by Ryan’s tweet?  Missing him on GH? Comment below

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