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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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….”

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.

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.

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…)

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.

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

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…

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.

I think your comment is brilliance personified! 😉

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.

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…

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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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