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GH Preview – Week of September 3, 2018

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The baby Wiley custody hearing takes center stage, but Brad’s (Parry Shen) secret that baby Wiley is really Nelle and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son is still safe at the moment, but for how long?  And … what will happen when the original Wiley’s birth mother is MIA?

Meanwhile, Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) has escaped and put his twin brother, Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) in his place at Ferncliff.  Ryan’s first stop is General Hospital! Will anyone get wind that this is not really Dr. Collins?

Check out these teasers for upcoming episodes and the latest ABC promo for GH around Oscar’s mysterious illness, and then let us know what storyline you are most interested to see play out via the comment section below.

Monday, September 3
Julian looks to Drew for help

Tuesday, September 4
Kim shares a devastating secret.

Wednesday, September 5
Ava hopes for the best, but prepares for the worst.

Thursday, September 6
Valentin is put on notice.

Friday, September 7
Nina gets a crazy idea

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Soaphound
Soaphound

Words cannot express how much I hate these evil twin tales. They’re stale, frustrating, and are nothing but a fun change for the actors. I enjoy the Oscar/Drew/Kim relationship so there’s that. But Ava on the warpath again doesn’t thrill me either.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Unless they bring some kind of miracle to save Oscar, I honestly think they are “killing” off this character to make way for what could be, in their minds, a better and more interesting SL with Cam and Joss and possibly a transgender side story with he or his younger brother, if the show with them and Franco was any indication. I for one would not be able to watch if that was to happen. I could not watch a child go through something so traumatic, and the child actor having to act it out.

rebecca1
rebecca1

At first I thought there was no way they would kill off Oscar! It shocks me that they even went there (out of the blue). Second, Drew already lost his two sons (in a sense) as they turned out to be his nephews, three: Oscar’s adorable, sweet and a real asset to the show! Love his relationship with Drew, he could be a future member of the almost defunct Quartermaine family. Just a horrible decision if that’s what they’re doing.

I agree with the reasons you gave; budget. Making room for more story with Cam, perhaps featuring Liz’s younger son more with Terry as his support (if they’re doing a sexual identity story with Aidan).

Regardless of how this turns out Oscar’s story will probably be the catalyst that brings Drew and Kim together, perhaps Drew and Jason and if Julian is once again single…Julian and Alexis.

I’m searching spoilers because I’d really like to know that there’s going to be some cure out there for Oscar, whether it be some DNA from Drew, some miracle cure from Finn or Griffin (perhaps this brings him back to the hospital).

Ugh. Can’t even think of them killing Oscar off. Terrible decision if they do.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I agree. I really think though, that they are striving to sensationalize the connection between Terry and the support and advice she’ll be giving whatever boy that has the sexual identity problem. I am also hoping for a miracle cure from Finn or Griffen, and a relationship between Drew and Kim. I do like them together. I won’t call this a spoiler, but more of a rumor on numerous sites that Kim is not Oscar’s birth mother, so if true, that should come into play fairly soon, and whether it will help or hinder Oscar’s chances.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’ve heard that and think it’s just a rumor. At least I hope so. I think she’s a great mom to him and they’re incredibly close!

Harry
Harry

Oscar cannot die! Can’t some crazy soap opera doctor save him?

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Hey, they should send Oscar over to DOOL. They have someone that just injects something mysterious into someone that brings them back to life. In some cases, not such a good idea.

Harry
Harry

I disagree–love this psychological thriller! I just wish they’d pick up the pacing.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I agree with you, Harry. I’m really looking forward to the story for numerous reasons: love Jon. He hasn’t had his own story in decades and seems they originally brought him back to play grandpa to Laura’s grandma. Second, it’s a blast from the past which is sorely needed. With nary a vet left, this hopefully will bring in (we know it’ll bring Laura and Felicia) but I’m hoping Mac, Scott and Lucy, as well.

Sadly, does’t seem from what I’ve seen off this site that we’re in the majority. From a poll I saw it was 80/20/ Eighty percent against. But then again, I haven’t seen a character or story that most seem to like. There are more complaints than applause. When GH takes its last bow, perhaps many will realize “you don’t appreciate what you have until it’s gone….”

Harry
Harry

Rebecca–you know I am usually the one engaging in a bitch session party of one. So if I am happy about a GH storyline, you better believe it’s good(is this another comment which will make me hate myself? It doesn’t take much these days). However, how can folks not love this storyline? Even if one did not watch Ryan and Kevin in the 90s, they saw the recently played flashbacks which featured Kevin and Ryan in a battle of wits in a house of mirrors. I love the idea of Russian doubles–how the darker double is a reflection of the darker terrain of the so called normal and lighter twin. Ryan is a dark, psychotic killer for sure but Kevin, with his surviver’s guilt merging with his obsession with his brother’s psychosis, has a dark side too. (Shay–are you out there? You asked me about this and I never answered–having some Internet issues as well as personal issues and I am trying to catch up). This is some fascinating material here and it was written right in the 90s. Not sure if the current writers are up for the task. The pacing is certainly way off. But Jon Lindstrom? Yeah, the guy is brilliant. He can make this work. This could be fun.

rebecca1
rebecca1

You should venture out of these walls and you’ll find plenty of company “partying” with you. I have never seen such a bunch of complainers in my life! It’s a wonder that the show lasted this long.

As for this story, the comments range from “yawn” to “boring” to “not interested” to “can’t the writers come up with anything new?”

Yep. That’s our fellow “travelers.”

Sorry you’re dealing with stuff. I can relate.

Shay
Shay

I’m here, Harry!!! But please don’t beat yourself up over your repeated use of the word “brilliant!” It can so seldom be applied to anything regarding GH these days, that when there is an appropriate moment, character or actor derserving of such praise, I say go for it!!! Ryan’s return is one of those rare occasions! Even though the buildup to his ultimate reveal was excruciatingly slow from the moment we simultaneously suspected Kevin’s darker half had resurfaced earlier this past spring—-either in spirit or the flesh—-it has been well worth the wait! I have to admit I laughed uproariously when Ryan triumphantly walked into GH for the first time in decades….such a promising and tantalizing possibility for some first-rate mirth and merriment Chamberlain-style!!! I cannot wait!!!! Plus, the prospect of the lovely Laura walking into this hornets’ nest of utter insanity should finally provide Genie Francis with a dramatic storyline commensurate with her undeniably abundant wellspring of talent, and that is indeed something which is to be celebrated! P.S. Hope both your cyber and personal issues have been addressed and put to rest….it’s simply not the same here without your “brilliant” commentary! (There, I said it…)

Steve
Steve

Agreed about the pacing. Lindstrom is recurring (as is James Patrick Stuart who is often seen twice a week).

As Ryan has presumably been out of society for 25 years, it would be interesting to see him react to tech advancements like the smartphone, starting a car with a button and flat-screen TVs. Also, the hospital has been entirely rebuilt since he was last in there. These are the beats we’ll probably miss out on.

Harry
Harry

Steve–exactly! It ‘s enough to make me wish the old head writer from the 90s would come back.

Patrick
Patrick

dang ! TWO Jon Lindstrom … OKAY sensation (s) he’s handsome – AND – acts

i’m certain the writing will – not – do this and any storyboard on the canvas justice. my one hope… is that this features , Mac and Felicia… TOP OF THE LINE front burner PLEASE

I’m just waiting with baited breath… another “trio” that can act their arses off: Kevin/Laura/Spencer … with Drew / Kim / Oscar … With Brad / Lucas / and son…

Harry
Harry

Jon Lindstrom is so good. How good was he telling the orderly as Ryan about Ryan’s sociopathy? Then Ryan shows up as Kevin in the lobby of GH. You see Ryan looking around the lobby with a self satisfied smile on his face. He winks coyly at the nurse. Kevin would never have winked at a nurse! The bad pacing is daunting the intrigue of this story, however. We see Ryan enter the hospital lobby on Monday and then don’t see him all week! Previews and spoilers don’t show him making an appearance next week either. I mean, really, do we need to see Mike screaming and yelling over and over? I loved Mike at first but frankly, he’s now getting on my nerves. They have ruined his Alzheimer’s story line with the body being buried in the basement of Charlie’s bar. But back to the brilliance that is Jon Lindstrom, Michael E Knight once spoke of how good his co star, David Canary was playing Adam pretending to be Stuart. MEK said he always appreciated the subtle brilliance of David Canary playing Adam impersonating Stuart. I feel the same can be said of Jon Lindstrom playing Ryan impersonating Kevin.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think your comment is brilliance personified! 😉

Harry
Harry

OH heck. Sigh. Rebecca! Ha ha! I know you’re responding to my earlier, unedited, comment. I love Michael Fairman’s new format but it also makes me kind of hate myself. When my unedited comment came back to me I was mortified about how bad it was. It was self conscious, idiotic and full of purple prose. At one point I apologized for mixing my metaphors but I had not even utilized one metaphor so there were no metaphors to mix. I probably wrote “brilliant” about 12 times, hence your sardonic response. All I can say is I attended a friend’s wedding and over indulged in the spirits which I do not normally do. Again, I hate myself. Sincerely, Idiocy personified.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’m lovin’ the edit button, too. We can curse each other out and attack with abandon and then go back and erase it all. Ahhhhhhh!!! If only that had been an option on the old site. I would’ve been slinging mud at my detractors in various different forms and editing accordingly! And I could have caught that blooper I made when I posted with a different name that one time and forgot to change my name back!!! It was soooo funny! And the shite I took…the “gotcha!” that was flung…oh, the “good old days.” But I digress.

See! Can’t win for tryin’. You, Harry, don’t need to back peddle, apologize, go into any lengthy explanation about your original post (pre-edit). You’re way too self-conscious! And too hard on yourself! We’re here to beat the crap out of each other if someone disagrees with our individual “brilliance”; no one cares about mixing metaphors (unless they’re used to sling crap during a “feisty exchange”; then one could point out the errors and request that the attack be at least grammatically correct). Ahem.

I do have to correct you though…not on metaphors! You said I gave you a “sardonic response.” That would imply it was negative when it was a playful response. A compliment purposely using the same word you thought you overused.

I’m currently walking on water. Not in that “regal” sense of self but had a flood under my sink which has collapsed the floor of the cabinet which has caused water to seep under the floor into parts of the living room. If you see a cute chick with curly hair and a black cat floating past your house, that’d be me and my baby girl.

The flood is just a minor part of what’s happening in my life right now; oh, if we could just hang in a cafe and chat for a bit the stories we could tell…

Marjorie
Marjorie

I like Mike.Anyone that has had to deal with with this disease knows it can be horrific. Mental disease is horrific in general so don’t get rid of Mike he is a very good actor playing a difficult role.

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LISTEN NOW: Soap Nation Live! With Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith & Linda Dano

Tonight on the November episode of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, get ready for a dynamic line-up of some of your favorite soap stars.

Join Michael and his special guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin), Y&R’s Beth Maitland (Traci), DAYS’ Freddie Smith (Sonny) and soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia – AW, ex-Gretel – OLTL, GH, AMC, Port Charles, and ex-Cynthia, ATWT) for this 90-minute broadcast, plus you never know who might pop up during the show!

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a Days of our Lives goodie/swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture from our guest, Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.  

The season premiere begins its stream-live at 7PMPST/10PMEST.  You can also head on over to the Soap Nation Live! page at Spreaker.com, if you have any trouble listening to the show here.

Portions of the broadcast can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

Now, listen to Soap Nation Live’s all-new episode below in the player.

If you are tuning-in shortly before 7PMPST, you will hear some musical interludes before we go live for showtime. Make sure to press the play button on the player below and enjoy the show!

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THURSDAY NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom, Y&R’s Beth Maitland, DAYS’ Freddie Smith & Soap Favorite, Linda Dano

On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Flips The Switch In Sonny-Centric Episode Featuring Standout Performances

On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.

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Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”

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At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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