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Alison Sweeney's GH Directorial Debut Today! Ron Carlivati Teases: "Fair Warning: Episode is going to be EPIC!"

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Today is the day that the multi-talented Alison Sweeney’s directorial debut on General Hospital will be seen by the viewers of the ABC soap opera!  Sweeney ( who is still currently airing on DAYS in front of the camera as Sami) directed scenes in this Friday’s episode ofGH!

And in a new feature about her time in Port Charles behind the lens in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, she reveals she will be back for more!

Alison commented: “I’m looking forward to my next opportunity. Frank (Valenini) invited me back.  I’m very excited to come back again. It’s a very different schedule coming in once every two months to direct.

It’s fun for me and exactly what I want, the opportunity to do something different, something great, on a way less committed time schedule.”  Sweeney also revealed to SOD she is in talks to also direct at Days of our Lives.

Meanwhile yesterday, General Hospital’s head writer Ron Carlivati sent out a tweet to the fans of the series which stated, “Fair warning: Tomorrow’s episode of General Hospital is going to be EPIC. #GH

Excited to watch Alison’s directorial debut?  What do you think will go happen on today’s GH that could be “epic”?  Comment below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Epic…if anything exciting happens that’ll be EPIC…does Nathan and Dante rescue Maxi and Lulu…that could have some excitement or do we waite for Fluke’s October return if A.G. returns at all…my interest in GH and Days isnt there like it was and im going to try to continue to watch and support both at least until Days 50th next year…so if things at both shows dont improve by the end of 2015 i will be done with these two shows once and for all…they do help take my mind off my personal health issues but when both shows start to… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Well, the Lucas/Brad/Felix triangle played out a little better today than the Scott/Bobbi/Lucy triangle…however, its still a filler plot that dragged out Levi plotline…and yes its a soap and i know it does play as if in real time…Milo and Ephinany could add much humor to the show as a couple if done right but they’ll probably be yet another filler plot and rarely seen like Max and Diane!…PLOT PREDICTION: Now that Nina knows Sonny plans to snuff out Ava, me thinks Nina will try to kill Ava herself and frame Sonny but Nina mistakes a blonde Carly for Ava… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

DOESNT play like real time…

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

jimh(leave it to beaver), I’m sorry to read of your health problems. As a lifelong soapfan myself, I totally get what you’re saying. But, selfishly, I hope you don’t give up on the soaps because I would really miss your witty, insightful posts.

Sending good thoughts your way for healthy, soap-filled days ahead. Peace.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I am not giving up just yet…i just felt the last few days of soap watching just wasnt too great i.m.o., and was disappointed in some storylines that i had higher expectations for…plus some filler plots that just drags out other stories can be annoying but im trying not to let that bug me…i do not and i repeat do not mention my current health issues for any kind of sympathy like some other commenters think i do…i occasionally mention it because sometimes it intefers with my writing and causes some memory lapses…so sometimes i make mistakes…also watching soaps have… Read more »

Michael S.
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Michael S.

Anyone who reads GH blogs on this site knows you’re not interested because lately all your comments have been complaints. A lot of negative comments but yet you seem to tune in every day. Maybe you should just keep quite for awhile and your attitude and outlook towards the show will change. Try to look for the positive man instead of critiquing the hell out of it.

Harry
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Harry

But see, Michael? Jim usually is the one trying to think of something positive to say about GH. The very fact that he is complaining should mean something to you. Telling him to keep quiet for the sake of collective perception sounds rather desperate. Not only that, it seems that you might think that Jim has the power to sway other viewers with his opinion. In other words, you gave him an off handed compliment. It also makes me wonder who the heck you are.

Lisa
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Lisa

Stop being a drama queen, its not all about you. go back to the hospital, where you belong. I HEAR heather webber needs a roommate. lol.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

ATTENTION LISA AND OTHERS ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD: One of my problems is depression…something i have in common with a certain soap actor and has been a problem for years…soap watching helps me cope with my battling with depression and other health issues that includes severe pain…when i said watching soaps helps me cope with health problems was my way of hoping to help others with similiar problems…you dont know me and what im dealing with…i wasnt going to go into details but i thought i need to explain my self to you after your rude uncalled for comparing me… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

You should be ashamed of yourself. We lose people everyday to depression and you’re adding fuel to the fire…simmer down.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Lisa…that is N-O-T a very nice thing to say…PERIOD!!!!! Not cool at all. Depression is NOTHING to joke about or to laugh at. No. Please stop it.

Thank you.

David
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David

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

GH50
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GH50

I’d like to know why anyone posting on this site thinks it is appropriate to personally attack another poster. This forum is for opinions and discussion. If you all love the show so much than write about that. But it’s hard to isn’t it? So what you do is attack someone who intelligently points out the shows flaws. I post on this site and I can’t remember the last time I had something positive to say. And it makes perfect sense that I can’t, because I find the writing and production to be of extremely poor quality through and through,… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Michael, Lisa and David–OH my! It might interest you three (thought I suspect that you may be one person) to know that Jim is one of the most optimistic GH fans. Sure, he complains from time to time but that only serves to show that he is a bit of a realist. In fact, Jim has often, in his good natured and witty way, come along to jolt me out of my own negative thinking when it comes to GH. You attacking one of the biggest GH supporters in such a nasty way is really unwarranted. Thank you GH50 for… Read more »

David
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David

I never attacked anyone. Sayint let the door hit you on the way out last time I checked was not a personal attack. The point is GH50 and jimh you both should have quit watching a long time. You hate the show so much yet all you do is complain about it. As I have said before though if you didn’t watch you wouldn’t be able to come on here and complain. ABC is very happy with GH as well its producer/writer. That won’t be changing. Yet people like you continue to watch and complain for over 2 years now.… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

GH50, my issue with you isn’t what you post, because you certainly have the right to post your opinions, just like anyone else. I would never question or doubt that. My issue is that you come off with this attitude like you think your opinions are the gospel passed down from the Lord Almighty himself. Speaking for myself, you rub me the wrong way with the way you condescendingly talk down to people that don’t share the same views as you, like you’re somehow smarter than everyone else in the room. This post you just made is further proof of… Read more »

GH50
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GH50

Dan, I couldn’t even get through reading your whole post and if you happen to think that is condescending than so be it this time. The reason for that is because you are absolutely off base. I post about the show. They are obviously my opinions. If they sound like the gospel to you it might be because there is so much truth to them. If they anger you or anyone else, it could be that you are more than just a fan of the show. I am critical of the show, not other posters. I rarely, if ever, engage… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Obviously David you havent read all my posts…first of all i am NOT 100% critical of GH…had you read my other post were i said the next episode was a slight improvement you would know that…i even said im trying to keep watching which means i do still have some interest in both shows…many here including myself have said positive things and negative things about our shows…just like some resturuants there are food i like and some i dislike but it doesnt mean ill stop eating there unless it all turns bad…same with my soaps…just because I didnt like this… Read more »

David
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David

Jimh I am sorry to hear about your health issues that you and your child are having. WHile we may not agree about things said in regards to GH I dont have anything personal against you. I hope things get better soon for both of you and I hope that this upcoming week is better for you. I believe I try to be civil but in fairness and may be its not you but there are many that post on that if you say anything positive about GH they jump down your throats. I was in no way looking to… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks David for your Aug.16 5:14pm reply…i do feel we now understand each other in a better way…your original reply wasnt as harsh as some of the others…how bad i was feeling and my 17 year olds health scare plus my depression combined with those replies just got me going…one poster said to my negative comments i must need to get laid…that was completely rude and childish and then Lisa said i belong in the hosptital with Heather…now she probably didnt know about my depression issues(i didnt intend to go in to detail so i mentioned medical) but i still… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

A BIG thanks to GH50…along with Shay, Harry and several others too numerous to mention…all have had very well written and intelligent comments without being so cold and negative like some of the rude uncalled for replies i have recieved here of late…we all have a right to our opinions and sometimes we cant all write well thought out comments negative or bad but that doesnt call for some people to be so rude and nasty…if any post something you dont like there is no need for name calling ect.,…what is wrong with a simple rebuttal of giving just the… Read more »

David
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David

First off to Harry I only post as me. The moderators of this site I am sure can verify that. I don’t think anyone was attacking anyone. The point that I saw everyone making is there is a constant theme of jimh and even GH50 of constantly complaining about GH. My simple point was why watch. It has become so bad but yet for over a year at least Ive seen nothing but complaints from jimh. My opinion is he shouldn’t watch. If people disagree witht that its their right to do so. But it is also my right to… Read more »

Shay
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Hello, jimh! Just wanted to add my good wishes to you for better days ahead (and for GH, too!!!!) Without previously knowing the specifics, I had read between the lines and guessed that you had experienced far more than your share of trials and tribulations in life, yet you always seem to be one of the most pleasant and welcome voices on this website…even when you have a negative comment! Don’t ever change or let the naysayers get you down…..you have both a wonderful imagination and an enviable knowledge of soap opera history . I have learned so much from… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I am on vacation so been offline for most of the time, just catching up now, on the last few days of posts. I hope you don’t take the negative comments to heart– as a long time viewer myself I get your frustration and you have every right to give your opinion, unfortunately we live in a world when those who disagree with us can’t find an intelligent way to debate any topic they resort to personal attacks. It is shame, but it will happen so try not to let them get to you. Soaps are in their summer slump… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Mary SF, you have been one of my favorites on this site along with several others…you are always thoughtful and make well written inteligent comments…thanks for the compliment about my creativeness but ive seen you come up with some brilliant ideas yourself…so i compliment you too…i know i had to explain myself in the past and especially to you…i seen another poster be rude to a different poster about how the latter had written her comments and she had to go one to explain her medical condition which you know ive had to do several times here…well, this turn out… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Good Lord, David! I looked up the word loquacious in the dictionary and it read, ‘See David.” Really, brevity is the soul of wit. Honestly, you would not have to go on so long if you felt you were in the right. I do not want to belabor this topic. However, I will say this–you are just plain wrong when you claim that commentators start to blindly engage in insulting behavior when another commentator says something positive about GH. That is simply not true. In fact, it is the other way around– the folks who have dared find fault with… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I lit a candle and said a prayer for you today at mass—it sounds like you are dealing with a lot in your life right now and I know from experience how overwhelming it can be at times. I too had my bouts with depression, so I completely understand how depression alters perceptions– saps energy and makes dealing with everyday life seem like such an effort, so if you throw in a real crisis such health issues etc, then it is really easy to start drowning in that sea of darkness depression can throw over our lives. So I hope… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks Mary…it was an overwhelming stressful week…last night i visited my oldest sister and that was a lot of help plus i went back to counseling…this depression runs in my family and me and my two older sisters been in treatments for it…we’ve experienced a lot of tragic moments in our lives…ive also survived past suicide attempts…the last in 1998…im doing somewhat better at the moment…i apologize for going off topic folks(i felt i needed to) and to thank Mary SF for your kind support…God Bless You!!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m excited. I’m a big fan of Ms. Sweeney and GH. Like peanut butter and chocolate. A great combination.

Hoping it is EPIC! lol.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I thought the episode was very good and superior by GH standards. Well done, Ms. Sweeney.

Epic? Let’s just say RC needs a new Thesaurus. He also needs to get over himself.

su0000
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su0000

FUN FUN FUN!
Luivin GH .. It stands alone!
GH has it’s very own way that no other soap has..
The other 3 soaps are good but each miss what GH has; uniqueness !
RC and FV take GH out of the box!!

I hope they take GH as far as they can go– be bold!

Harry
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Harry

I wish the Beach Boys had thought of that.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hahahahaha…Harry… ! (love that dry, sardonic one-two) LOL

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

You perk me up Harry when im feeling down…the Beach Boys…love it…lol

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Hopefully Nathan and Dante rescue Maxie and Lulu unharmed and Mac is ok.

Michael
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Michael

I look forward to seeing her work.

Virginia
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Virginia

I am happy for Alison Sweeney, they have allowed her to direct the “shoot out” which did not finish out the week . I can hardly wait for Monday, because I think Dante called for “Backup” [I hope].

elm1951
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elm1951

she directed today’s eppy – the shoot out was yesterday……………

Virginia
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Virginia

I agree, I left the word “should” out of my remark. But hey, don’t you wish she was assigned this Monday & Tuesday when the cops go after Levi & his partner, using the same attitude as “Sami”?

Misty
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Misty

NOT A THING! Not epic by a long shot.

vinman
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vinman

EPIC….hardly…..

Fanny
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Fanny

Far from EPIC a sleeper

Mark
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Mark

Gh is so fun to watch!

Aria
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Aria

Epic better mean we finally get to see billy miller debut on GH otherwise I think anything else is overstating things!

formerGHfan
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formerGHfan

Love AS – but if RC thinks something is epic that probably means I won’t like it.

RC is the worst thing that has happened to GH. GH used to be taken serirously, now its Passions 2.0

Awful. Cheesy. Lame. and predictable.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

HMMM “EPIC!!!” as a writer I would think Ron Carlivati would be able to use the appropriate word to describe an episode.. It was a good episode today.. but in no way I would call it “epic”.. I do like the spoilers and the teasing, but I will definitely think again before I get conned into his tweeting games… Not COOL RON!!!

aria
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aria

lol, i totally agree with you, I think RC excites himself, and really thinks he puts things out that are going to excite us or surprise us, but he’s become predictable, so i started thinking what did he think was so epic about this episode? i mean to use that word “epic” i was looking for something well, epic, but all i got was a good episode, nothing shocking, or new or surprising. i’m sure maybe a few were surprise about the milo and epiphany pairing but thats because like most of his story they just come out of left… Read more »

elm1951
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elm1951

epic??? i watched it twice just in case i missed something – i saw nothing epic in today’s eppy……………..

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I can’t be certain, but I know there where I live a couple of weeks ago GH was interrupted so I think the shows out of sync with what they were originally filmed to be on– will wait to see if Monday’s show, which would have been Fridays, to see what they might be referring to.

chris
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chris

horrible! I am soo disappointed and its Friday!!! it was epic alright-epic fail!

David
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David

Keep in mind due to a preemption a couple weeks ago they are still running a day behind so the episode that aired on Friday was actually a Thursday episode.

fanmale
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fanmale

Regarding RC’s tweet, Friday’s episode could be described as entertaining, but I wouldn’t say it was “EPIC” by any stretch of the imagination. IMO, Thursday’s episode was more exciting and ended with GH’s cliffhanger for the week.

aria
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aria

RC should be banned from using the work epic ever again.

Harry
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Harry

Aria, I like the way you think. And could Frank Valentini also stop Tweeting,”After today, GH will never be the same”?

janet
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janet

Epic General Hospital OXYMORON !

Mark
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Mark

It was not epic but it was cute I love Epiphany and Milo lol! I love
Felix too! It was a nice episode but not to RC lots of thunder and lightning do not mean epic lol !!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I thought the episode was fun – with multiple teases between characters & winking at the histories of Sonny & the Cassadines. But, “epic” – no. I laughed & smiled a lot, especially when Carly called out Sonny using his dimples; when Britt nailed the Cassadine history of “keeping it in the family” (& Nikolas had to admit truth); & when Felix did his impressions of Milo & Epiphany. But, I wasn’t holding my breath as I sat on the edge of my seat. In American culture, the most “epic” daytime soap episodes are probably Luke & Laura’s wedding, Reva… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…those were EPIC moments!!!

carol
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carol

I was looking forward to a real treat. Instead I thought it was the most boring show of the week.

davidevansmith
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LOL, didn’t consider the episode epic at all. Maybe there was a preemption that caused the episodes to run off schedule, like maybe he meant Monday’s episode? That said, I do enjoy Franco/Nina, I enjoyed Lucas/Brad (played like a very real interaction, despite the talk of Brad’s role in the baby stealing, etc.), but I don’t care for the Sonny/Carly retread, or Epiphany/Milo. I don’t see Epiphany/Milo going anywhere worthwhile. Great that Epiphany will get laid, great that Milo is actually on screen, but it was played for so many laughs (with the Felix misunderstanding) but it wasn’t really funny.… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

Wow, your comment was epically long, lol , but guess what I agree with everything you said. GH can be great at times then all of sudden horrible, I love all the characters but some more then others, and it’s frustrating when some characters get more airtime then others , for example Kristen storm Maxie when on maternity leave and came back an already had a storyline that’s up and run ing meantime during all that time whatever Liz had going as a storyline she’s now back to being a supportive character and that really sucks especially with talk of… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

* not a fan of Sam and Jason or Sam being describe as the love of his life I’m more of a Liz and Jason pairing especially if billy miller takes over the role they would be hot together, an although I stRted liking Liz with Nikolai they r taking to long with that n I’m beginning to find prince nick boring and sometime full of himself.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Aria…who knows…you might get your wish…Jason may suffer from amnesia and when he comes back he might be more attracted to Liz than Sam…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Also Aria if there is a slight chance that Jason does return and paired with Liz, maybe the seemed to be forgotten Ric Lansing(i know he is in witness protection but is he or isnt he gone from the show for good…will he return…i thought he would for Molly after the car accident or when her home got bombed) will reenter the picture and complicate the situation…just a thought!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t think Jason is going to be paired with either Liz or Sam. I think he will be morphed into an unrecognizable Cassadine agent…and no one will even know he’s back (not even him!)

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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I agree with what your saying here…i got very critical of the show this last week…my real life was on a downslide and i felt my soaps were too…it couldve been my personal problems that got me so negative…not only was i very negative about my soaps but i was critical about my homelife and everything else because of my medical problems of and that of my17 year old plus other things going wrong to a point of a possible near nervous breakdown…feeling slightly better i rewatched those episodes…some moments were better than when i originally watched…as for Scott, Bobbi,… Read more »

Belle
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Belle

I like the idea of Milo and Epiphany . I don’t believe that it’s being played for fun. That’s an insult to both characters; however, I will say that I hope the characters are given a serious romance. Also, I never liked the mob dominance at GH; especially, when Sonny was allowed to torment A.J. and take his son. I stopped watching GH for about 3 years because of that ; the writers gave the Qs no power on the show. RC did the same thing when Sonny was allowed to point a gun at AJ as he cowered and… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

While I think the idea of Milo and Epiphany is cute…I have a feeling we won’t be seeing much of either one on the show. Both have been relegated to occasional appearances, so if they even remain on the show…and don’t ride off into the sunset ala Spinelli and Ellie…I suspect much of their budding romance will be off screen. And talk about diversified taste! From Lulu to Epiphany…Milo certainly doesn’t have a type!

Shay
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Shay

Tell me about it!!! Although I don’t necessarily buy into Milo’s sudden “epiphany” regarding Nurse Johnson, I’ll admit it certainly was a “thinking outside the box” idea. I do applaud the notion of this “take-charge” nurse finally receiving some well-deserved male attention! But what’s next? Morgan courting Alice?….It would be nice to see Ms. Gunderson be the next lady to nab a boyfriend! (And far better for Sonny’s boy than hanging out with that repulsive “Grossalie!”)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I HATE “Grossaliie!” I do however think she’s a good actress. But I truly detest her character; have no desire to see her with Morgan…whom I love…and I’m wondering if she’s going to wind up being someone’s child too! She seems to have it out for Silas…why? Morgan and Alice? Shudders…but funny! I’m afraid our dear Alice is doomed to be celibate…unless they fix her up with the now invisible Alfred. Wait, is Alfred still Nic’s guy? Don’t remember… I actually think it would be interesting to see Kiki actually for in love with Morgan for real this time. They’re… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@rebecca1….Of course I was just kidding about Morgan and Alice, although I do think their “friendship” is adorable….he worships “The Dominator!” (And it would be ever so nice to see her find a nice “gentleman!!!”) I do agree with you about Kiki and the younger Corinthos brother…they work much better this time around, and I’ll bet anything she really is Nina’s Clayby…I wonder if the truth will come out when Ava gives birth, say she develops complications and is forced to admit this is her first child? (If she is indeed pregnant at all….there are days I still have my… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think Grossalie is here for a while…I see no purpose to making her “shady” and so anti-Silas if there wasn’t a reason. I don’t think Franco’s insane. I think they’ve given him, FINALLY, an adult personality with a backbone…someone I like and can root for. Roger does revenge and vulnerability very well, and I think he’s getting to use that talent in this more recently evolved personality. Yeah Nina’s insane, but not without reason. How much can the mind take…how much life can be lost…at the hand of one’s own mother! So, I see these two mixed-up souls bonding… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@ rebecca1…..You had me pretty much in total agreement (except for Franco….maybe he’s borderline insane, meaning he could go either way?….) with you until the very LAST sentence! (NO Sappy with Michael…NEVER EVER!) But I guess THAT’s progress….LOL!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@Shay…LOL! Progress will be made when you start softening your attitude toward Sabrina. If Carly can like Franco, and Michael and Morgan can get past their rivalry and betrayal, if Sam and Elizabeth can put aside their Jason issues…if Mac could finally come to like our dearly departed Spinelli…it is up to you dear soap bud to open up your soapy heart to the lovely, goodhearted nurse. Then, and only then, will you find room enough in your ticker to vehemently despise another too good to be true (but is) soapstress.

Shay
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Shay

Hah! Sorry, so NOT gonna happen, rebecca1!!!! To be completely honest, I have never “vehemently despised” another “soapstress” like the one currently the topic of our discussion. I’ve had some who were minor (even major ) annoyances and a few who were quite disliked, but I’ve not before experienced such an immense and complete antipathy toward a character as I have with this one. It was instinctual, not premeditated…just a natural, instantaneous reaction, so I rolled with it. I don’t ever foresee that disdain waning…it’s pretty much carved in stone, no matter how much you try to coax, cajole or… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Wow! First of all let me say that this site gets the most articulate fans…. I think most who post here express themselves so well it’s difficult to fathom that we watch soaps at all! LOL…what I mean is that the stereotype of the soap fan is less than flattering… I love reading others opinions and I think it’s great that we have this community where we can toss around ideas, opinions, reactions, predictions, gripes, snipes and shared sentiments. It’s like a soap book club! With that said, I was kind of disheartened and disgusted at some of the nasty… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Hi Rebecca, you wont find me disagreeing with you here…those responses i recieved were totally unexpected…i thought i would recieve some simple harmless rebuttal were we could discuss our likes and dislikes about the shows and maybe find some mutual ground…sometime back i seen another poster having to explain her medical condition because someone complained about how she had written her comments in caps…and i thought bad for that poster…i myself explained before about my past medical problems when i made mistakes and it didnt turn out with shocking uncalled for responses ive recieved here recently…before internet i used to… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

you don’t have to explain yourself to me or anyone else jimh…it’s all good fun…or should be. don’t take the negative comments to heart…insensitive people are the ones with the real emotional problems.

feel better and “see you” out here on the next post!

😉

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks for the reply…i usually dont let things get the best of me but this week couldnt be helped…what bugs me is how some have given harsh comments about Y&R and i didnt see any replies as rude and uncalled for like ive gotten about GH but all is forgiven and i plan to ignore it if it happens again…hate is a waste of time…8 and time is too short to waste…im ready too move on…hoping for better weeks ahead…again, thank you!

k/kay
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k/kay

Soapy Fans FV was giving a SHOUT OUT to Allison Sweeney on her directorial debut! Relax! I think it is very sweet of him, Michelle Stafford is all over Twitter giving her kudos.

brenda
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brenda

Friday’s show was just okay, not epic. I was expecting at least a good cliffhanger. Congrats to AS.

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

Photo: New Mexican

The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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