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Avery Kristen Pohl Makes Her Debut As General Hospital’s Esme Prince

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At the end of this week, General Hospital viewers became acquainted with Spencer Cassadine’s (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) accomplice/”girlfriend” when Esme Prince showed up in Port Charles and her introduced herself to the teen scene/Spencer’s friends.

But as fans of the long-running ABC daytime drama have seen, Esme is the one who set fire to Ava’s (Maura West) car in attempt, so she says, to take pressure off of Spencer being Ava’s stalker.  Spencer was not too happy with her for that dangerous latest stunt.

Later, Esme meets Trina (Sydney Mikayla), Cameron (William Lipton), and Josslyn (Eden McCoy), and all of them now believe that she is “Spence’s” (as she calls him) girlfriend.

Avery Kristen Pohl is the actress who is taking on the role of Esme and she certainly looks to be a “bad girl” that will cause trouble for Spencer, the Cassadines, and Trina and Josslyn.

On Instagram, Pohl shared: “Look out everyone…Esme Prince has officially made it to Port Charles!! I swear my face is ECSTATIC under my mask. So thrilled to join @generalhospitalabc and work with this AMAZING cast and crew. Special thank you to Frank Valentini, Mark Teschner and all of the producers, writers, and directors. So honored to get to work with such kind and hard working people ❤️❤️❤️”

So, what are your first impressions of Avery in the role of Esme? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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whynot
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whynot

Sure sign of a bad soap opera: she just showed up and I’m already sick of her. Not sick of her in the good way, like “Tracy Q. is a nasty person but she’s a riot”. Just plain sick of her. Wake me up when the story is over in 4 years.

This show is just plain written badly. Will we ever see Holly again? Is anyone ever going to find Peter? Does anyone care? Not me.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Very true, whynot. The worst part will be waiting to discover who she’s related to. And is it just me or does the character resemble one of Charles Manson’s acolytes (transplanted 60’s flower child). Either way, I’m bored.

Jordan
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Jordan

The actress who plays Holly has long haul Covid. Her story is on hold.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jordan
I need to take a memory pill. Who is Holly?

Satan
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Satan

Holly Sutton Scorpio. Robert’s second wife. She was also briefly involved with Luke in the early 80s when he thought Laura was dead. Holly was presumed dead in a plane crash in the late 80s, but like everybody else in Port Charles, eventually returned from the dead. She’s come & gone a few times since then, but her last real appearance was during Luke’s exit story. Last year she supposedly died again, but nobody really believes she’s dead. Robert & Ethan (Holly’s son with Luke – don’t ask how that happened) searched around for her for a while but didn’t… Read more »

JJ
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JJ

There is no such thing as long covid. You of all people should know that!

Satan
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Satan

I’m a Devil, not a doctor. So I don’t presume to diagnose patients online. What are your medical credentials??

Anne
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Anne

To JJ-There is most definitely a medical condition called long Covid. The Center for Disease Control aka CDC clearly states that post-Covid conditions, long Covid, are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after being infected with Covid. I suggest you read up on it.

Celia
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Celia

In Satan’s defense, I believe he meant a long bout with Covid. Believe me, there is such a thing as an extended affliction with Ciovid. Recovery period depends on one’s age, weight, general well-being etc.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan,
Thanks, I do remember now. I wonder if she might be the woman we heard screaming in the prison where Drew is being held. I think you may be on to something mentioning Jerry Jax. I can’t believe that Peter has so many irons in the fire, especially when he’s so fixated on Maxi.

Satan
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Satan

Well, when I was guessing Jerry’s involvement, I wasn’t yet aware that Whiny Heiny had somehow escaped from Hell. Since the real Nurse Chloe is also being held prisoner in the same facility, it has to be Heiny, since there’s no other person who would kidnap this poor nurse.

The screaming woman is either Holly or Hayden. Holly would be my preference out of the two, but since Frank Valentini wants to prop his NuDrew AMC pet, odds are that he would bring back the other AMC pet and have them break out of Heiny’s prison together.

Jordan
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Jordan

Holly Sutton, Ethan is her son with Luke.

Anne
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Anne

Jordan-who is Ethan?

Jordan
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Jordan

Holly’s son with Luke… He was on last September when Robert and Olivia went to Holly’s memorial.

Bill
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Bill

And on a related note, where the hell is Robert? He’s yet to make his way back from Ireland, I suppose?

Steve
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Steve

Tristan Rogers was apparently put in a “time out” by Frank after making accurate comments about the character of Peter August and whether the actor who portrays Peter was right for the role.

Rogers recently indicated that he’s likely headed back to the show, so hopefully Robert reappears in September.

Bill
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Bill

Just read that too. Frank needs to grow a pair. TR has always been very outspoken (and accurate) about the shortcomings of GH, and if you drop a piranha into a swimming pool, don’t get ticked off when it bites!

Satan
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Satan

Tristan Rogers is a GH legend. Whiny Heiny is a fucking embarrassment.
Choose wisely, Frank. Your old pal ReRon didn’t. That’s why he’s not there anymore.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Totally agree with you, Satan! And bonus points for dropping the “F” bomb to make your point! Yet GH producers have a long history of NOT “choosing wisely.”

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh jamesj75, WWHHHYYYYYY is Peter Puke back to torment us? Haven’t we suffered enough? Now this extended mob EPIC that’s brewing– dragging in Liesl, Scott, CLUELESS Gladys, Joss, Cyrus, the Novak clan….Oh where will it end? I’m FFing 2-thirds lately, only stopping for gorgeous Chase, Liesl, Britt, and Ava/Nikolas. The Corinthos story is like COVID… it’s everywhere and just won’t go away!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

You said it, Soaphound! I like your choices for the one-third of the show you’re not FFing. Speaking of which, this show is FFing pathetic…

rose
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rose

Soap hound…I agree about all of the mob stuff. Boring. But I really like Liesl with Scott. Love the levity and affection in how they talk to each other. Then after watching Charles Shaughnessy appear today I was waiting for Fran (Nanny) to bring dinner to her.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Satan—my virgin ears—-

Margherita
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Margherita

She looks like she could be a half sister of Ja”NELLE”

Lew S
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Lew S

I thought the same thing!

Steve
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Steve

Egad – that would either mean Nina had two children we never knew about or Silas spawned 3.

rose
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rose

Wonder who would outdo the other…Nelle or Esme?

Carrie
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Carrie

I’m beginning to wonder if the writing team has had turnover this year. They were on a roll with the Cyrus story and with the Jason/Britt story. I’m not feeling some of these new storylines.

Celia
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Celia

I agree, Carrie. Why did they have to go and kill the blooming attraction between Jason and Britt!? They were perfect together.
I was finally into a Jason-romance—Stone-Cold melted somewhat—I felt it–which I had never experienced before—not as much as a shiver when he was with Sam. She is completely sparkless—nothing! Same with Dante–
Now, we have to deal with Peter again—I would recognize those skinny, Olive Oyl ankles anywhere.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

LOL Celia on the Olive Oyl ankles. The voice is similar, too.

Celia
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Celia

HaHa—and, he’s so intimidating, too, Soaphound. I was scared out of my wits, today, when he slammed the chair down, ordering Nina to sit!! WOW!! What an impressive presence–NOT!!

pamela
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pamela

You surely have seen enough soaps to know that when a character is presumed dead, s/he doesn’t show up again until their spouse is about to or just tied the knot with someone new. So much drama that way! So Sonny won’t regain his memory until Carly weds Jason, or the night after Carly weds Jason. And you are right about Jason & Brett, it was interesting to see these two very different people drift towards each other. I cringe whenever I think of C&J kissing. It’s almost incestuous. You can bet the writers will get there.

Celia
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Celia

Eewwww, Pamela. LOL– Jason and Carly kissing? Upchuck However, I still have hope for Britt and Jason—unless Jax cuts in.
Carly’s and Jason’s marriage is one of convenience, for lack of a better word. So, unless they are both desperate for THAT which neither has had in a while, they may not indulge in a night of yucky passion.

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Louie Y
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Louie Y

That was a intriguing surprise; it’s part of what makes GH so good right now, the powers to be keep their spoilers close to the vest. It also adds another layer to the Ava stalking story while giving Trina and Spencer’s burgeoning romance a hiccup. It’s nice to see a sketchy interloper into the younger foursome.

Bostonnc
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Bostonnc

I’ve actually been really enjoying GH lately and tthink the writing has been solid. And of course the acting is always top notch. Overall, I’m looking forward to watching the storylines unfold in the coming weeks.

Kat Sitko
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Kat Sitko

I want no part of snarky Esme or the new smarmy Spencer. Esme already has shades of a Helena Cassidine. That’s so already done to death. The new Spencer actor acts a little too old for playing Spencer and has none of the charm of the previous actor.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Just another entitled rich girl was my first impression and setting anyone’s car on fire, is much more than a prank, it’s malicious and unlawful. Even nuSpencer had the grace to be appalled.
Soaphound is also right about this girl resembling Chas.Manson’s flower child and I can also see Margherita’s seeing some likess to Nell.

Celia
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Celia

Bad,bad girl. But, oh so pretty!!

Steve
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Steve

The girl definitely has screen presence. Yet another new contract performer – one that nobody saw coming.

So, she probably needs to be connected to another character somehow to justify the Ava hatred.

Ryan’s daughter?
Another forgotten child of Connie’s?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve,
I think you’ve nailed it. Did you see Fri.show? Our little demon spawn is most definitely connected to Ryan or why would she show such blatant interest of which Harmony took note of and warned Alex as to her character. If they aren’t related, it must be just evil recognizing evil, really spooky.

rose
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rose

Steve and Violet…Oh I agree either related someway or just evil recognizing evil. She’s a very good actress because she spooked me her first day. And it looks like even Ryan is spooked by her…go, go, go.

Timmm
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Timmm

I love her! She is pretty and she is a good actress. She is thrown right in the middle of a big story. I think somehow she could be Willow’s younger sister?

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Timmmy—right!! Esme could, actually, be anyone’s sister, at this point. That’s the way the ball bounces on soaps.
I know she’s a criminal. But, I like her acting “endowments”— her eyes speak a thousand words. Very expressive. And, her in-your-face attitude is captivating. Go figure—I usually root-root for the good guy.
If she’s to remain, I wonder how her character would be steered down the path of righteous enlightenment.LOL.
Nonetheless, I can’t take any more chaos—it’s in every corner. A little balanced, cognitive handle on things goes a long way.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Timmm,
Hopefully not. I would think that Harmony would know she’d had another child.

Satan
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Satan

Harmony’s definitely not her mother… at least not that she knows of. Given her weirdo cult past, it’s always possible that she gave a baby up for adoption. Though if that’s the case, Willow never mentioned it.

Both Harmony & Ryan seem to think there’s something REALLY wrong with Esme. And if you’re too crazy for those two, well that’s a whole new level of crazy!

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m sure there are many layers to peel back, but I’m hoping we won’t have to suffer through this stalker storyline much longer. I’m hoping Ms. Prince will be Spencer’s scapegoat and that he’ll learn his lesson ~ him and his father ~ and get it together.

Satan
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Satan

Even Ryan thinks this chick is psycho. Harmony too. Now those are some expert opinions on insanity.

su000
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su000

Hi Satan 🙂
Avery Kristen Pohl /Esme Prince-
She is more than good!
She is bringing it home!
She’s acting exactly as the smart-arsh devious bitch
she is written to be.
I like her for bringing a new fire to the screen!
Characters like her give a soap the oomph it needs.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL 15000th Episode: Laura Faces Being Ousted as Mayor as Port Charles Bands Together in Support of Her

Finally, after many preemptions, General Hospital’s 15,000the episode aired on Wednesday. In it and front and center in the standalone episode was GH icon, Genie Francis (Laura).

In story, after a scathing op-ed is run in The Invader from a group of citizens called “The Friend of Port Charles”, they take aim at Mayor Laura Collins and want a recall to replace her. When trying to figure out who was behind the story, Laura’s friends and the citizens of the town, band together to keep her from being ousted and to figure out who would attack her in the press like this.

That sets up a few sentimental flashback clips featuring the three current longest-running members of the cast, Genie, Kin Shriner (Scott) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie).  Viewers get a glimpse of Scotty and Laura’s wedding, and then Bobbie’s contentious and duplicitous side when she fought for the love of Scotty against a teenaged Laura.

As Laura tries to determine who is behind the op-ed, Curtis (Donnell Turner) gets a lead from Ms. Wu (Lydia Look) that Laura’s half-brother, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) is behind it.  Laura then heads to Pentonville to confront Cyrus.  She asks if he’s the brains behind “The Friends of Port Charles”.

Cyrus insists he is only an advisor. He goes on to say that this is a group of people who are disillusioned by the way she is running the town.  Cyrus gets angry and vengeful, and emotional, when saying the police department is corrupt and how ELQ and Cassadine Industries gets tax breaks at the expense of less fortunate people, etc.  Laura can’t figure out if these people in the ‘friends’ group have such high moral value why would they hire a criminal, like him, as an advisor?

Renault goes on to say that it’s up to God and preaches she needs to be less self-righteous.  Laura throws back to Cyrus that where was God in that scathing op-ed, that he did filled with such hate?  Laura then forgives him and walks out, which stuns Cyrus.

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Later, Scotty in front of Laura, Bobbie, Anna (Finola Hughes), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Lucy (Lynn Herring), proposes to Liesl (Kathleen Gati), but she turns down his marriage proposal.  Liesl feels they have a good thing going , so why mess it up with a marriage at this point. The two kiss.

In addition, Laura meets up with Maxie (Kirsten Storms), who are visiting an institutionalized Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).  Maxie brings her some cosmetics from Deception because of the bad lighting in the facility.

The softball game was the throughline of the episode, and at the end, we saw the payoff, when all the characters converged on Charlie’s giving their support to Laura, who says she is ready to write her rebuttal.

Then in a voice-over from Laura, she speaks to the essence of Port Charles and its residents which included: that they have a strong community that she is proud to be a part of it and she speaks to her legacy over generations.  Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) proposes a toast to Laura, as she notes that if she loses the recall then so be it, adding that if the person who replaces her is a Port Charles lifer, like she is, then the town will continue to prosper.

So, what did you think of the 15,000 episode milestone episode? Did you enjoy the performance of Genie Francis? Did you like the way much of the cast was utilized, or did you feel otherwise? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH’s Finola Hughes, Marcus Coloma & Josh Swickard Talk On 15,000th Episode Milestone

The juggernaut that is ABC’s General Hospital, is marking yet another accomplishment in its storied 59-year-history.  The iconic soap opera is set to air on Wednesday, June 22nd (unless preempted), its 15,000th episode.

As part of the celebration, General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas Cassadine) and Josh Swickard (Chase), who all appear in the standalone episode, chat with Michael Fairman to mark the occasion.

During the conversation now on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Finola and Marcus, and later Josh, who logged on later while at Disneyland, discuss: their beginnings on GH from landing their respective roles, who in the cast perhaps most intimated them, at first, and what it has meant to be part of the legacy of General Hospital.  In addition, Finola, Marcus, and Josh reveal some of their more challenging storylines, and more.

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Later, the trio each gives us a tease of what’s to come now that Nikolas has slept with Esme (Avery Pohl), what lies ahead for Anna and her love-interest Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and Josh talks on working with his on-screen love-interest, Amanda Setton (Brook Lynn Quartermaine).

Watch for a special appearance by GH’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) within the interview, as we do a deep-dive of being part of the ensemble cast.

We also take a moment to send out our condolences to Kristina (Felicia) and Jack Wagner (Ex-Frisco) on the passing of their son, Harrison, and how you can donate to the scholarship fund in his honor.

Check out our GH 15K interview with Finola, Marcus, and Josh below, and make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel for more upcoming features, interviews, and upcoming Daytime Emmy red carpet coverage.

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NATAS President and CEO, Adam Sharp, Shares Insight Into 49th Annual Daytime Emmys Telecast

The Daytime Emmys are just three days away when the gold statuettes are handed out on the 49th Annual Awards Show telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th (9pm EST).

Ahead of the ceremonies, NATAS President and CEO, Adam Sharp, spoke to Variety to give some details of what viewers may be on the lookout for when the broadcast returns, with an all-live presentation for the first time since 2019, and through the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused it to pivot to virtual ceremonies for the last two years.

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Now, Sharp shares that with the previously announced realignment that will see Children’s & Family programming having its own Emmy that, “The telecast will be very squarely focused on the dramas, talk shows and game shows.”  He also adds: “It will be a bit more focused.”

With an audience present this year, Sharp is counting on the live element to heighten the awards night fun and drama. expressing, “Hopefully that  excitement conveys to the viewers.  I think you’ll see us try to put a lot of that interaction on display.”

This year’s Daytime Emmys will feature 14 categories which Sharp hopes streamlines the broadcast and keeps it to a tight two-hour celebration of daytime.

Previously, NATAS and the TV Academy (which administers the Primetime Emmys), decided to move away from day part distinctions and focus more on genre. In addition, streaming series featuring soap notables, such as Studio City and The Bay, will be competing for nomination slots in September’s Primetime Emmys.

So, looking forward to this year’s Daytime Emmy telecast? Comment below.

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