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Ashley Jones Previews Her Scenes With Nancy Lee Grahn On Today's GH!

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There is a major showdown heading your way on Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital.  Now that the truth is out of the bag, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is going to have some things to say to Professor Parker Forsyth (Ashley Jones) and her relationship with her daughter Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth).

How will it all go down?  Well, Parker’s portrayer, Ashley Jones, previewed her scenes with Nancy Lee Grahn in a post on Tuesday on her official website!

Jones revealed: “Tomorrow on GH, Alexis gets all Mama Bear on Parker! I’m anxious to see how these scenes turned out. I’ve been a fan of Nancy Lee Grahn for years, so getting to work with her in this realm was a treat. We both had a ton of dialogue! I loved exploring the arc of these scenes with her, running lines and then taping. Plus, it was fun getting real Mom advice from her because, you know, I’m expecting my first! I’ll be posting more about the day after it airs tomorrow. So, stay tuned… and as always, it’s fun to hear your thoughts. I know GH fans are super intense, loyal and opinionated; I will brace myself!”

It’s been interesting to see how Jones’ real life pregnancy has been hidden during her scenes with Lexi Ainsworth in prior episodes of GH.  The actress also attended a baby shower in her honors last weekend where she writes on her site:  “My sweet girlfriends, Kaley Cuoco and Marisa Coughlan, hosted a safari- themed high tea baby shower for me. (It was a wonderland!) I’ll be writing and posting later about not only what an emotionally charged, memorable day it was, but also how this past weekend transformed my perspective on this stage in pregnancy. “

So, are you looking forward to the Alexis and Parker showdown? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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I hope Alexis comes face to face with Parker and lets her have it! A KISS! Yes, you want to stir the pot, a story about a mother and daughter fighting over the SAME women! That frees up Julian to be with Nina!

Laurrr
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Laurrr

Eww NO Julexis Forever! They belong togetherr <33333

Timmm
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Timmm

JINA!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

You go Alexis!!! Set Parker straight.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I do not like Alexis—not what I would consider an all around good mother….this is just my opinion. I can only base said opinion by how I have been reared and by my own principles.
However, i was definitely taken aback by her confrontation with Parker. Alexis was softly powerful ( pardon the oxymoron, lol).
I would think that this was Nancy Grahn ( not Alexis, lol) being true to her courageous, and proud Scottish/ Norman Heritage. My grandmother said the name Grahn has deep roots in Scotland.

jackie meixner
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jackie meixner

Sorry lou,think Parker set Alexis straight.Wow,what a pleasure to see theses two wonderful actresses work together!Still have the feeling Parkers wife has left her!Please keep Ashley Jones on General Hospital.A breath of fresh air.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree jackie, Parker 1, Alexis 0. To bad Parker wasnt an attorney, I’d like to see more of them going toe to toe.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

True, jackie and Timmm. Parker did win the round. But, Alexis has shown me a determined, mature side of herself I did not know.

jeremy
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jeremy

Great Scenes!

Rose
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Rose

I wasn’t familiar with Ashley since I only started watching B&B after ABC axed OLTL and AMC. But Wow! Wasn’t sure how I felt about this new character but she’s growing on me..loved the scenes between Parker and Alexis/Nancy. They were both great. I hope GH can find a way to keep her at GH…but only if it makes sense to the storyline.

Bettina G
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Bettina G

I never saw her before either- ex amc oltl here, too! Ok so she is preganant in the scenes that were on today? Did you see Tad on Y&R- he is so not Tad anymore and love the character and acting. I really like this Parker and the actress- a sucker for tears. Alexis I love too but she seemed kind of cold to her but is that how she would or? All the shows I feel are very interesting and on MF on air on Facebook there is a picture of Quinn and Liam and it is so shocking… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

I’m liking the doc/Tad as well. He”s starting to get more “complicated’, especially where Ashley is concerned. And “oh,” the dynamite scene when Wyatt walked in on Quinn and Liam. Viewers didn’t need a script to say his lines…”mom, what have you done””

jackie meixner
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jackie meixner

Rose,looks like we really agree! Powerful scenes today!

Laurrr
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Laurrr

Nancy and Ashley worked so well together! Id love to see them onscreen again together!

Also loved Julian and Kristina…him standing up for his wife was everything :))))

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Agree Laurrr. I wonder if Kristina can develop a step daughter relationship with Julian and not be influenced by Sonny’s hatred for him. Julian did ask for a truce with Sonny several times in light of their family ties which Sonny flat out rejected.

marco
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marco

Wow, ASHLEY JONES and NANCY were GREAT!!! I LOVE this PARKER character!
First new character on GH in a VERY long time, that I would love to see more of.
Is she under Contract? LOVED PARKER!!!

Ces
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Ces

agree. Hope this isn’t the last of Parker and Ashley Jones.

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

While I would enjoy Kristina and Parker to wind up entangled….Parker had chemistry with Alexis during their luncheon.
Some actors have chemistry with no matter whom they are paired with.
Becky Hearbst is another example of screen chemistry.
Chemistry is a special quality. It can’t be forced (Sam&Jason), it can only flow organically out of a person. IMHO

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly past away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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