Connect with us

General Hospital

93

ABC Confirms GH's Kirsten Storms Temporarily Recast With DAYS Alum Molly Burnett!

Courtesy/ABC

Courtesy/ABC

Another General Hospital cast member has been confirmed by an show rep to On-Air On-Soaps as being temporarily recast.  It happens to be none other than fan favorite Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones).  This is on the heels of the news that Tyler Christopher is also taking a leave from the show as Nikolas Cassadine.

As daytime fans know, Storms left the show once before for medical reasons back in the fall of 2011 and was off the series for almost a year.

At that time, Storms was replaced by now DAYS star, Jen Lilley (Theresa).  No reason has been given as to why Storms is off the series as of now.  Daytime Confidential first brought to light the switch.

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

This time Storms has been recast with another member of the Salem family, Molly Burnett! The young actress who has played Melanie Jonas on and off for several years starting from 2008-2012, and reprising the role in 2014-2015, and once again in 2016.

Look for Burnett to first appear on-screen in episodes of GH in July.

That means with the casting news of Bree Williamson as Claudette, Burnett will be involved in front-burner story as Maxie when her romance with Nathan (Ryan Paevey) is headed for more stormy waters.

What do you think of the Storms/Burnett casting switch? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Leave a comment | 93 Comments
Advertisement

93

avatar
43 Comment threads
50 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
54 Comment authors
nmeGwen SPamBonnie RaeHazel Recent comment authors
newest oldest
soapqueenforever
Guest
soapqueenforever

I was waiting for Maxie and Claudette to go at it. I am just sorry it won’t be Ms Storms in the role. I hope her health is okay. Every now and again, you should mentally and physically “recharge your batteries” so to speak and just take break. Ms Storms is a beautiful and talented young woman, and I hope her health is up to par. Although I never watched either Days or One Life, I have seen clips of the talented actors GH has found for the roles, and I think some excellent choices were made. Good luck to… Read more »

Celia
Guest
Celia

Hi, soapqueenforever, Sometimes we forget that those who give their all to entertain us are peopke, too. As yourself, I hope she is well, also. She has just gone through a divorce( or in the midst of it), therefore, problems/issues may have arisen….child custody, financial support etc. Or, on the other hand, perhaps she and Johnny are working things out and need precious time to do that. Whatever it is, we pray, this little family rides the storm (no pun intended), and all come through it with a healthy heart and mind. ….which begs the question; why do these women/characters… Read more »

jaybird369
Guest
jaybird369

Hi Celia,

WELCOME BACK!!!!! You have been truly missed on this site. Celia…I will keep your great-grandmother in my thoughts and in my prayers. Take care.

Later, my friend.

Celia
Guest
Celia

@jaybird369.
Thank you, Jay. Always the gentleman and sweetheart, you are, my friend!!

Janet Byrnes
Guest
Janet Byrnes

UNLESS YOU KNOW THAT FOR A FACT, YOU REALLY SHOULDN’T PUT THAT OUT THERE.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Guest
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Molly B.—-OMG whats with the scary picture…the news of her playing Maxie is scary enough!!!-lol

davlestev1
Guest
davlestev1

It’s the weirdest so far.. This is just out there

Celia
Guest
Celia

I agree, Jimmy. Burnett, as much as I like her, is sooo not Maxie-like. But, i will reserve opinion after having given her a go. Will miss you, Kirsten!!!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Guest
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

c’est toi?

Celia
Guest
Celia

Oui, c’est moi, Jimmy. LOL.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

LOL…. this could be – real – painful

no off the shoulder flashdance wear

Jeremy
Guest
Jeremy

@ Patrick

Exactly! Please no shoulder flashdance wear!!!! 😛

Ces
Guest
Ces

She’s frightening in that photo. Why couldnt they send her to WA to see Spinelli and her child? So this whole Claudette story that Maxie wanted to find out about will be unraveled by someone else.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Guest
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yes, thats what they should had done…i do not like the idea of a fill-in getting the front and center story-it was bad enough Nate suddenly has an ex but since they are going to introduce her i would have liked Maxie leave like you said and if KS returns then have her deal with Claudette!!!-ruins the whole story for me and i wasnt much interested in it to begin with!!!

Celia
Guest
Celia

Yeah, Ces. You’re right. The only good thing is seeing Bree….well, for myself, anyway.
Anyone from OLTL is a sight for sore eyes.

nme
Guest
nme

I agree Celia. I still miss OLTL! I started watching GH again just for the OLTL cast.

Harry
Guest
Harry

Jim, this could be more frightening than when Joan Crawford filled in for her daughter on the soap opera The Doctors.
(Yes, I am a Mommy Dearest fan).

Ces
Guest
Ces

Lol Harry!! I remember seeing clips with Joan Crawford then, yikes! Talk @ horrid casting.
Jim —- yep, your last line says it all; we weren’t interested in Claudette/Nathan to begin with! Not sure what is going on over @ GH !

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Guest
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

You mean the Secret Storm..

jaybird369
Guest
jaybird369

Harry…I totally agree with what you’re saying here. MOST DEFINITELY FRIGHTENING!!!!! Oh…and BTW, I have the ‘Mommie Dearest’ movie on DVD. To this day, I STILL CRINGE whenever I watch those scenes of Joan Crawford filling in for Christina on ‘The Secret Storm’. BEYOND A-W-K-W-A-R-D!!!!!

Later, Harry.

Harry
Guest
Harry

Jim, no you mean Secret Storm. How do you know all of this?
Thank you for the correction. Man, you’re good.

Celia
Guest
Celia

What? Come again? Joan Crawford started her career on soaps?

Harry
Guest
Harry

No Celia, Joan Crawford filled in for her daughter when she fell ill for a soap called “Secret Storm.” (I had mistakingly called it “The Doctors.) The role young Christina Crawford was playing was for a character who was supposed to be about 26. At the time Crawford was in her 70’s. In the cult classic film “Mommie Dearest” there is a scene in which Christina is in the hospital bed watching her mother play her role. To say the scene was awkward is an understatement. This was near the tail end of Joan Crawford’s career and life as she… Read more »

Celia
Guest
Celia

Wow, unbelievable. Thanks, Harry. Talk about miscasting, lol.

vinman
Guest
vinman

TOTAL MISCAST………

4ever DAYS
Guest
4ever DAYS

What’s going on at GH?

“Tic” tock..tick-tock…

Is GH a ticking time bomb? Regardless, there will be plenty of explosive facial expressions!

Ces
Guest
Ces

Ha!

k/kay
Guest
k/kay

what is going on?

KansasGuest
Guest
KansasGuest

Sadly, Ms. Storms is going thru a divorce with a young child involved. Her health has also been an issue in the past. Considering how long she’s been acting (since a child) and how stressful her personal situation might be, it’s completely understandable she’d need time off. Also, I don’t think a longtime professional like her would do this, when her storyline is coming to the fore, unless she felt it was absolutely necessary. Hope she takes care of herself so she can be there for her child. That little girl only has one mother. OTOH, we GH viewers have… Read more »

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

well said

that’s a lot of personal LIFE going on

Kirsten STorms… your fan base is huge and solidified

take good care

Rebecca1
Guest
Rebecca1

Very nicely said…

Ces
Guest
Ces

I hope it is her choice for a little break. I just think Ms Burnett is a bad choice

Jennifer m
Guest
Jennifer m

I just hope Kirsten is ok and this will be a very short temporary recast. Kirsten Storms is the only Maxie Jones. I also hope Claudette is only on for this storyline and when it’s over Claudette will leave town. The GH cast is too big as it is. The show needs to stop adding new characters and show the characters that they already have. I hope Nathan and Maxie are the couple that will be together in the end and that Naxie stays in love with each other through this whole mess.

Lou Piikes
Guest
Lou Piikes

I liked Molly as Melanie. The actress is a little quirky/goofy as far as her acting abilities. Molly will do fine as Maxie.

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

Looks likely!

Lorenzo
Guest
Lorenzo

I agree Lou, Molly will do a great job as Maxie. Hopefully Molly will dye her hair for her new role on General Hospital. Kirsten take care, of yourself and come back to GH, when you are ready.

Ces
Guest
Ces

Yuck! Grating!!!!! Maybe Tyler & Kirsten are being cut out of raises while GH splurges on 20 new lame hires. Enough with all the new casting! GH is becoming a wasteland for the unemployed !

Vicki Black
Guest
Vicki Black

This is a real life decision for Kirstin, I’m sure. I love her in this role but “real life” comes first. I love Molly and am sure she will kick ass in this role.

mark
Guest
mark

I love molly too she is so intense (I love Kristen totally too!). Just glad the last recast isn’t doing Maxie this time

davlestev1
Guest
davlestev1

If you’re talking about jen Lilley she was great as Maxie and doing just as well as a Maxie type character theresa on Days

mark
Guest
mark

Jen is ok Kristen is a star.***

4ever DAYS
Guest
4ever DAYS

Molly is intense, mark, but so was Lon Chaney JR as “The Wolfman.”

They are interchangeable: Molly knows how to scrunch up her nose and show all her teeth just like Lon did. Molly is a star, considering the star is a sign of a werewolf.

Please, everyone, don’t misunderstand me…I loved Lon Chaney JR in “The Wolfman.”

Harry
Guest
Harry

Jenifer Lilley was indeed, great, Dave. Those are some big shoes to fill and she managed to do just fine. She suffered huge and unfair backlash from rabid KS fans on social media too.

mark
Guest
mark

@4everdays: How sexist! No one said anything about anyone’s looks!

Moviegal
Guest
Moviegal

I was hoping to get Jen Lilley back as Maxie as well, if they had to recast. But apparently she’s still working on DOOL. She did a great job when she filled in for KS last time.

Celia
Guest
Celia

@moviegal.
Hi, Moviegal,
Right? But, I must say, Lilley is killing it as Theresa on DAYS. Loooove her….always have!!

Celia
Guest
Celia

I love Molly, as well, Vicki. So, I hope she can pull ‘Maxie’ off.
Kirsten’s Maxie was the whole package…including her minute size. I didn’t watch when Jen Lilley held the role ( I wish I had because I absolutely looove Jen just as much as Kirsten); so, I have become accustomed seeing Kirsten’s personality shine and dance before me.
One little person who will be sooo disappointed is my six-year old son….he is completely fascinated by Kirsten.

Niki
Guest
Niki

Why not just send her to spend some time with Georgie in Portland instead of temp recast. Im already not looking forward to not having kirsten as maxie for whats hopefully a short time – i hope we dont not have her for a year like last time. Hope she returns very very soon. We need to see lots of naxie Kirsten&Ryan during June to make up for what we’re not going to be getting in the coming months with them.

mark
Guest
mark

GH is like a ship with a leak in the hull

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

Looks like GH is a rather “cold” place to work–always provokes suspicion when so many incidences like this one occur. Have a heart, TPTB–or was the heart surgically removed at GH? 🙂

Tristan
Guest
Tristan

Something is sure rotten in the state of Denmark!

Harry
Guest
Harry

What the hell is going on with GH? If they are not injecting too many new characters/actors to an already bloated cast, they are casting temporary actors to replace veteran actors.
Why not write Maxie and Nikolas out of the story line for a spell which affording more attention to core characters whom have been sadly neglected.
So I ask again: WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH GH?
Ahem, I apologize for screaming.

Tristan
Guest
Tristan

Harry, do not apologize for screaming. We should start sending telegrams to ABC, all worded: “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH GH?”

I am beyond frustrated and disgusted. For example, while Tyler is fighting for a contract, the former OLTL actress hired to play the TOTALLY UNNECESSARY character of Claudette, when asked what lured her to GH, was quoted as saying “an offer I couldn’t refuse.”

I am about done with this show on entertainment grounds, and on moral principles. If TPTB does not care what WE want to see, let us oblige them and top watching.

Celia
Guest
Celia

Yeah, I know, Tristan. But, just as I was finally getting into Alexis’s disturbing storyline….starting to appreciate who this character truly is…..starting to really get into her head; the story is put on ice. I guess THE NURSEs’ BALL took precedence. Some of these stories should take place on another planet. A Roman Catholic priest doing the can-can? Don’t get me wrong…I liked looking at all that prime-male flesh (lol)…..but the idea of a priest doing it? Well, I can’t stop placing Father Griffin at the altar saying Mass or administering Communion to the publicae. LOL. I soooo want to… Read more »

Rodd
Guest
Rodd

I don’t understand your comment about it being a “rather ‘cold’ place to work’. Could you please explain, Nancy?

nancy dillingham
Guest
nancy dillingham

Hey Rodd, I was referring to the frequent “dust ups” between the actors and TPTB or ABC suits or whomever is in charge. There was Tony Geary’s beef with “THE WRITER,” Rebecca Herbst almost being fired and being absent from the screen for a while. Then these recent problems with Tyler, Kirsten, etc.Appears to be a colossal “lack of communication” here re contractual negotiations, don’t you think?

Magento
Guest
Magento

I wasn’t hot on Molly over on DOOL as I felt that her character was rather annoying. I’ll give her a chance on GH but if she continues with those weird facial expressions while acting, I’m out. I mean recast temporarily if you must but get someone who’s a bit more like the person already playing the part.

Lilbeth
Guest
Lilbeth

dont like molly burnett filing for kirsten storms becauseshe is not a blonde she has dark hair instead of blonde andi cannot picture her playing maxie

Jimmy
Guest
Jimmy

What a total miscast. I couldn’t stand Molly Burnett on DAYS; Melanie always felt like a goofy, pointless character. All of her mumbling and nose crinkling got old, fast. Now she’ll be playing such a feisty character like Maxie, and I can’t see it going well. GH is a mess right now.

Jeremy
Guest
Jeremy

Hi Jimmy,

Everything you say about Molly ex-Melanie on Days!!!….is exactly how I feel, too. I couldn’t stand Melanie either. And, as Patrick mentioned (above), too, those obnoxious “shoulder flashdance wear”.
I might be able to take a month of Molly filling in for Kristen, but no more, unless she shapes up…or ship out!

Ces
Guest
Ces

Make that 3 people that couldn’t stand Melanie! Now, she’ll be Maxie? Urgh… Couldn’t even stand the other Days actress that played her, the one with the grating squeaky voice! Come back Kirsten!!!

Celia
Guest
Celia

Yeah, that’s another thing, Jeremy/Patrick……I do like Molly, but her sense of style, or lack-thereof, is a wash compared to Kirsten’s. No flair, no oomph!! So, I hope Wardrobe will remedy that.
I may sound trivial, but these details….fashion, speech, behavior are all part of what made the character Maxie.

Jeremy
Guest
Jeremy

@Celia, and others. I wonder what the original Maxie is up to. I don’t recall her name, but she was on GH for several years as I recall, then, they aged Maxie, and wha-la, enter Kristen Storms.

jaybird369
Guest
jaybird369

Jimmy…dude…I TOTALLY AGREE with what you’re saying here!!!!! ALL OF IT!!!!!

Later.

rocky83
Guest
rocky83

4 SUR!!!!!

Janice
Guest
Janice

I like the other actress but not for her role

Jackie back
Guest
Jackie back

Not happy at all I love Maxine and the Prince please come back

Leeannlovingthebooks
Guest
Leeannlovingthebooks

I loved Molly as Melanie but I just can’t see her as Maxie.

Diane
Guest
Diane

Stop recasting people, we get used to one person plating the part and the next thing, things change. Just pay them what they’re worth and stop. Unless it’s for a different reason, but if it has to happen find someone with same color hair. Please stop already.

Allen saint james
Guest
Allen saint james

# why why why. No offense but this actress irritated me to no end on days of our lives.

Rose
Guest
Rose

Maybe it’s a personal thing with a Kristen, but when you hear things like this it can make you wonder what’s up with ABC…there was Rebecca, Finn/Silas before, now Tyler, recently Castle. Popular characters are killed off…Duke, Carlos…and new ones brought in like revolving doors with little or no story line that have any traction. Others are underused. This may seem out of context, but it reminds me of how some retailers are scheduling staff for “efficiencies,” fewer full-time/more part-time, and to find a way to cut expenses like health benefits.

nancy stanford
Guest
nancy stanford

I will miss her! I hope that she will be back in the not too distant future! The character she plays is amazing. She’s perfect for it. I wish her well.

Jill
Guest
Jill

What is it with the stars taking leave of absences? It would be nice for them to share with there FANS why they are temporarily leaving…First Christopher now Kirsten, I do hope it’s not health related for them…I do hope they are back sooner than later, no one likes a fill in..Stories not the same without originals…

Melissa
Guest
Melissa

Wow. Tough double loss for GH. I wish both actors well and hope things in their personal lives work out soon. It would be nice to kow exactly why they are both stepping big down but I recognize and respect that they have private lives. It’s a real shame, though, since both stories are totally heating up. Must be a hard transition for their scene partners too. Best wishes to everyone.

Rodd
Guest
Rodd

Hope KS is able to take the time she needs to do whatever she needs to do and gets back to GH stat. I’ll miss her and don’t think anyone else could replace her.

Good luck to MB stepping in, though.

jacque
Guest
jacque

Sorry Molly, not a fan

RichInIowa
Guest
RichInIowa

Wow. Seriously. What happened to this site cleaning up its act? Simply excellent moderation.

Mo
Guest
Mo

I hope all is well with Kirsten and she takes this time to take care of whatever. Melanie was great on Days. I’m sure she’ll do fine as Maxie.

Jane
Guest
Jane

It’s going to weird.

Mary
Guest
Mary

I just don’t see Molly Burnett as Maxie.

Kevin O.
Guest
Kevin O.

Not cool. Not cool at all.

jaybird369
Guest
jaybird369

NO, NO AND MORE NO!!!!! N-e-x-t……….

scott
Guest
scott

Hope that they get rid of Kristen and keep Molly.

dmr
Guest
dmr

A speedy recovery to Ms. Storms. Oh good God, the casting agents couldn’t find anyone else besides Molly Burnett? The photo used in this buzz report says it all. I could not take her on Days of Our Lives-the immature giggling and squealing-like nails on a chalkboard.

Celia
Guest
Celia

Maybe Bree should have been brought in as Maxie. You have a point dmr. As I also intimated, Molly is the wrong ‘type’.
Let’s see what happens.

Michelle
Guest
Michelle

Not at happy about this news! Only Kirsten can play Maxi the way the role is suppose o be played. Was not thrilled when she took a break last time, not happy now!

Bonnie Jean
Guest
Bonnie Jean

Imo not happy for the choice of recast at all……
I feel imp they should have brought back for temporary roll is Robyn Richards who was the first Maxie!

Bonnie Jean
Guest
Bonnie Jean

Imp I don’t like the choice they made for the temp Maxie!
I feel imo they should have brought back Robyn Richars instead who was the first Maxie!

Barbara
Guest
Barbara

I had read about a month ago that Kirsten was having allergic problems effecting her face and the makeup department couldn’t do anymore to cover up the rash. It just goes to show that we should not guess and assume about why her recast. Since no one seems to know, it could be very personal and private and it is really no one’s business.

Hazel
Guest
Hazel

That’s what I read, too. Although I heard she said her issues are stress related too. But, It makes sense then that she was covering her face with her hair, & why she didn’t get it colored. I had an allergic reaction to hair color & it affected EVERYTHING. All kinds of cross reactions on my neck, face, & hands as well as my scalp. It’s 5 years & I still have to use a free & clear detergent & be careful with shampoo etc. I will never be able to use PPD hair color again. It was horrible for… Read more »

Bonnie Rae
Guest
Bonnie Rae

One day of the replaced Maxie, OMG what a ditz, I almost turned it off after only 1/2hr, who is she related to, that got her the part?

Pam
Guest
Pam

NOT EVEN CLOSE!

Gwen S
Guest
Gwen S

I watch both “Days” and GH so I am very familiar with both Molly and Kirsten. When someone has played a part for so long like Kirsten it is so hard for another actress to come in and take their place. I remember when Jen Lilly replaced Kirsten for a time and people were so mean in their comments. She spoke about how hard that was because she wasn’t trying to be Kirsten but play the part to the best of her ability. It can’t be easy people. Let’s give Molly a chance. She has only been there for two… Read more »

General Hospital

Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

Continue Reading

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

Courtesy/ABC

In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

Courtesy/ABC

It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

Courtesy/ABC

As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

General Hospital

GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

Photo: JPI

Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

Photo: ABC

As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

Photo: JPI

As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

Photo: ABC

For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
NewsApril 13, 2021

Former Y&R Star Jason Canela Lands Recurring Role on ‘The Rookie’

Days Of Our LivesApril 13, 2021

DAYS Alison Sweeney on Working with Bryan Dattilo: “28 Years Later, Some Things Never Change. Still Laughing Between Takes and Grateful to Have Such a Talented Supportive Co-Star”

NewsApril 12, 2021

‘The Talk’ Returns as Sheryl Underwood Shares the ‘Trauma’ She Feels Over Incident That Led to Sharon Osbourne’s Exit

Days Of Our LivesApril 12, 2021

Kevin Spirtas Talks ‘After Forever’s’ Digital Special ‘Riley’s Unforgettable School Project’, The Loss of Michael Slade, and a Chance to Reprise DAYS Craig Wesley

General HospitalApril 11, 2021

Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

All My ChildrenApril 9, 2021

All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

RecapsApril 9, 2021

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Don Diamont & Scott Clifton Shine In Father/Son Scenes; As Bill Watches Liam’s Meltdown Over the Accident that Killed Vinny

General HospitalApril 8, 2021

GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

NewsApril 8, 2021

OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry Joins Disney+ Marvel Series, ‘She-Hulk’

General HospitalApril 8, 2021

GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

Advertisement

Video du Jour

Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, Amelie Heinle, Mark Grossman, Hunter King and Melissa Ordway chat with Michael Fairman about being a part of and portraying the Newman Children as the show celebrates its 48th anniversary.Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis

General Hospital

Airdates: 4-8-2021

Advertisement

Popular