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ABC's 20/20 Special: General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish Photos Released!

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The celebration is on soap fans!  We are merely days away from the soap milestone of 2013 when General Hospital celebrates an astounding 50 years on daytime television! Surviving all the twists and turns in front of the camera, and all the backstage shifts and shake-ups through the decades, behind the camera,  20/20 will air a full hour dedicated to the soap.

Anchored by talk show host, Katie Couric, she visits the set of the ABC soap, dons a stethoscope and a lab coat, and sits down with Maurice Benard, Sean Kanan, Frank Valentini, and many others including:  Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Maurice Benard, Jack Wagner, and Rick Springfield!

ABC 20/20 released some first look photos for the television event which happens a week from this Saturday on April 6th at 9PMEST and we posted just a few!

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More about the episode from the official press release:  “To celebrate the pop icon’s golden anniversary, Katie Couric and 20/20 travel to the fictional town of Port Charles to experience first-hand the passion, intrigue and adventure that has made the daytime soap opera the longest running scripted drama currently on television. . 20/20goes  behind-the-scenes and offers a visitor’s guide to Port Charles and its residents, and show how love in the afternoon has changed dramatically.

So what interview of Couric’s during the GH 20/20  special are you looking forward to seeing the most?  Let us know!

 

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Aria
Aria

I can’t wait!

jim
jim

All of the interviews of course…

susan M.
susan M.

It airs on ABC right??????????/

PAUL W.
PAUL W.

Of course it airs on ABC, where else did you think it would be?????

susan M.
susan M.

Just making sure that’s all !!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
susan M.

Saw Dante on the lifetime channel today on Free movies on demand. He only had a very
small part and it was called : A Valentine Carol (2007)…

jim
jim

Im certain he doesnt like to think any of his parts are small! lol

Christy
Christy

I saw him a few years back on Stargate SG1 and ever since I always see him in that outfit and makeup! ha!

Mark
Mark

Why only an hour (44 minutes after commercials)? This show should be TWO hours.

Janice
Janice

I’m just sorry they decided to use Katie to do the interview. Not a fan. But I’ll watch ’cause I’m loyal to GH

MK
MK

leave it to katie, to take credit for saving gh from cancellation. she told abc to cancel revolution and move gh before her. poetice justce?

charlotte
charlotte

i hear that Thao Penghis will be returning after 30 years to reprise his role as Victor Cassadine. its great to see the WSB to be mentioned again. hopefuly Tristan Rogers returns again.

Jake R.
Jake R.

Hi Charlotte-where did you hear/read that about Thaao Penghlis? I scour all these soap blogs and haven’t seen that tidbit.

I contacted the head writer Ron Carlivati via Facebook (he never replied lol) a YEAR ago telling him they should bring Victor Cassadine back. Everyone thinks the three original Cassadine brothers are dead but only Tony and Mikkos were frozen to death;Victor was arrested by the WSB and sent to prison.

And I agree, it IS nice hearing them mention the WSB again. For awhile there was always references to “agency work” and “spy stuff” but no one ever said WSB or World Security Bureau. I was starting to think Prospect Park bought the rights to that name too! Joking 🙂

charlotte
charlotte

it was something i found on google. i’ll look for it later. Victor was presumed dead in prison. i always had a theary that he stroked a deal with the WSB to go work for them under cover and only robert scorpio knew about it. which could start something between Robert and Luke. Victor could be looking to take hellana down. that would be fun to see sister and brother in law at each other. he might be the only one able to stop hellana once and for all. who knows. we’ll see i will get that google page to you. thanks for reply

Jake R.
Jake R.

Hi Charlotte-Interesting theory you have about the WSB. I don’t recall anyone on the show ever mentioning Victor having died in prison though. I was watching the SoapNet Marathon all weekend and during Luke & Laura’s wedding episode, Elizabeth Taylor (the original Helena Cassadine) had a butler-type who was making calls to and taking calls from “Mr. Victor.” I guess he had access to a telephone in prison back before cell phones lol! I just think it would be really cool to bring Thaoo Penghlis back, even though not many of us will even remember/know who he was/is!

Nancy
Nancy

I am happy about the 20/20 episode but Katie makes me gag!! Thay should have gotten Ellen to do it!

10261991des
10261991des

Can’t wait! Jt DVR’d it lol!

Melissa
Melissa

I’m so looking forward to it.I have been
Watching GH since I was 10yrs old and
Luke and Laura were on the run.
GH while just a show has been a huge
part of my life through good times
and bad.So upset when ABC cancelled
OLTL & AMC.If Gh ever goes I will
Never watch abc again.
Wish Katie wasn’t doing it but I
Wouldn’t miss it for anything.
Bravo for the new writers for bringing
back Laura.Such an important part of
GH history.Also, happy to see so many
familiar faces.Steve Burton picked a bad
Time to leave!!

ricardo
ricardo

katie couric needs to go away. i do not trust abc. they should pick up general hospital for at least 3 years. abc gives general hospital 1 year renewals. i have a bad feeling abc will cancel general hospital next year. i hope that i am wrong. katie couric is so annoying and boring.

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

I really like GH having Anna, Laura, Scotty, & Bobbie back. Hope they bring back Robert and Holly also. Happy 50 Year Anniversary to GH. I watched it with my Grandma when I was 3 years old. That makes me a very long time viewer.

Mysty
Mysty

Yea, this is all nice but where is Tristan Rogers? He was lead on GH for years, I would have thought they would have included him in the 50th festivities since he was just there a few months back. His being excluded from this 50th is just wrong and they know it.

Ann
Ann

Why is Katie on GH ? It’s not about Katie

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GH Preview – Week of June 25, 2018

This week on General Hospital, after a rather unsettling sound is heard from another cell at Ferncliff, who could be in there? That is the question Jason (Steve Burton) asks Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) from last Friday’s cliffhanger. Will the mystery person be revealed?  Meanwhile, Jason’s janitorial gig may be up thanks to Mary Pat (Patricia Bethune).  Looks like Carly (Laura Wright) may have to go it alone.

Then, look for Michael (Chad Duell) to try to entrap Nelle (Chloe Lanier) at her own game as he finally comes to terms with that he must be the one to save his mother.

Elsewhere, will Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) be hot on Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) trail and find out that she has been complicit in Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) kidnapping?

Check out these teasers below, and then let us know what you are looking forward to most this week on GH via the comment section below.

MONDAY JUNE 25

Jason is unnerved.

TUESDAY JUNE 26

Michael gets a stern warning.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27

Sonny is interrupted.

THURSDAY JUNE 28

Jordan learns the truth.

FRIDAY JUNE 29

Sam helps Jason.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julexis Goes To Therapy

On General Hospital, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) was able to convince Julian (William deVry) to attend therapy with her to help her better understand her issues with men and relationships, which all of have been tainted by the destructive relationship between her father Mikkos Cassadine and her mother.

When Julexis sits down for the session with Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), things take a bad turn when Alexis starts explaining to Julian why he is there, while Julian feels it’s just an attack on him, and their past, especially when it comes up how he held a knife at her throat on the pier and tried to kill her. Julian tells Kevin that everything he did was to protect his family from his crazy sister, Olivia.

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Julian is ready to storm out, but Kevin suggest they implement more structure to the session to make this work for everyone.  It’s clear Julian does want to help Alexis, and/or also come to understand something about himself and their relationship, and why it splintered.  When asked by Kevin why Julian felt encouraged to pursue Alexis when he first came to town; knowing he was a criminal and she was on the right-side-of-the-law, Julian with tears in his eyes says, “Redemption.”  Julian says he fell in love with Alexis, but also liked the idea of proving and becominga better man.  He then says that both of them were trying to break the cycle of violence from their pasts, and he wished they had both been able to do so – in a heavy-dose-of-reality moment for Julexis.

The session ends, and Julian and Alexis walk to the hospital elevator, and he agrees to go to more sessions with her, saying that they both have issues to address so they can move on with their lives.  Alexis thanks Julian and offers one day to repay this favor.

In these scenes, William deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn brought the heartfelt emotions and the internal conflict that has made Julexis a dynamic duo on GH.   Now with Julian seemingly moving on with Kim (Tamara Braun), and Alexis wanting a fresh start, will these joint therapy sessions enable them to do that  … or perhaps can they resolve the issues that have plagued them, and move on with each other, and grow from it?

So, do you think this is the true end of the road for Julexis?  What did you think of the performances of Will and Nancy?  Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase and ‘Janelle’ Two Sides To Every Story?

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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