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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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Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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