Connect with us

General Hospital

46

Behind The Scenes Of The Corinthos Vs. Jerome Mob Wars On General Hospital!

Courtesy/ABC

Courtesy/ABC

This week on General Hospital, it’s an all out mob war between the Corinthos clan and the Jeromes! Who will come out the victor?  Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) is in trouble!  Morgan (Bryan Craig) is working with the Jeromes! Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Shawn (Sean Blakemore) are seen in the warehouse ready to do battle!

General Hospital went on location under the guidance of executive producer Frank Valentini, and all the talented crew, to make these very special scenes actually look more primetime crime drama, than daytime soap fare!

Watch this just released extended video as fans are taken behind the scenes at the making of the shootout that is set to rock the town of Port Charles!

What do you think will happen with Sonny, Carlos, Max (who looks to have been shot!), TJ, Julian, Duke, Anna, and more when the gun powder is cleared?  Weigh-in below, and watch the video after the jump!

READ MORE
WATCH: Days of our Lives Alum Peter Reckell in COVID-19 Short Film, 'Permanent Resident'
Leave a comment | 46 Comments
Advertisement

46
Leave a Reply

avatar
23 Comment threads
23 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
25 Comment authors
rachiejimh(leave it to beaver)ChristyChardayShay Recent comment authors
newest oldest
su0000
su0000

AMAZING!! OUTSTANDING!!

GH is becoming prime-time!!!

The many cameramen, crew, all on stage, it is a big production for daytime!! ,,, It is prime-time!

GH is growing in a variety of directions, something for everybody!!!

GH has become- watch with pop corn later at night, for me!!

The stories, ALL the stories , have put me on the edge of my seat..

BRAVO to ALL for my thrills and chills and loving tender moments!!!

LONG LIVE GH !!!!!

Harry
Harry

Your check is in the mail

SZima
SZima

Haha…right!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Ahh come on guys it’s Christmas time— what happen to peace on earth and good will toward men— couldn’t we have saved the mob wars until the new year. LOL.

Harry
Harry

Better yet, the GH fans were collectively very upset back in the day when Guza treid to copy The Sopranos. Fans welcomed Ron and Frank because they were going to leave the poor man’s Sopranos behind and get back to the heart of GH.
Now we are back to square one. And as bad as Guza could be, at least he finished the storyboard once the action started accelerating. Ron will leave a plot line right at the story’s peak, and come back to it in a few weeks. The man does not know how to multi task which is why so many say his story telling skills are choppy at best. Sometimes he hits it out of the ball park which makes it all the more appalling when he gets it so wrong.

rachie
rachie

GH has always brought action to the soap world. Luke and laura vs. cassidines. anna, robert,frisco, shawn constant wsb action. Holly was part of a crime family. Seriously guys thats why GH has stayed 50 years because it offers something for everyone. As long as it doesnt get stuck on one theme it will continue to please a broad audience and we’ll get to keep our soap.

Linda Dowell
Linda Dowell

So fun to see this!!

Harry
Harry

But we already saw this again and again with Guza–only Guza did it better and trust me, I am no fan of the man’s.
Who thought this idiotic idea was a good one? It’s like they are trying to ruin GH and doing a damn good job of it.

Harry
Harry

Well there goes the “at-least-Ron is better than Bob Guza” defense. Between this and the firing of MM as Adam, I guess my soap watching days are coming to a close.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think that was an absolutely action-packed, behind-the-scenes powerhouse of a clip!

With that said I’ve been wondering lately if I really appreciate “getting to know” the actors via Twitter, Facebook and interviews. I’m beginning to wonder if I really want to go behind-the-scenes…or if I’d rather just get so immersed ini the stories….the fictional world…that I don’t know what the actors are really like or how they shot a scene.

Yes, we have the ability to suspend our disbelief…but I also wonder if maybe it was better “back in the day” .. when actors had more of an air of mystery…

Scott
Scott

Well it’s the best of both worlds isn’t it.For the people who love the behind the scenes info and actor interviews,it’s great.For the people who like to stick to just the story,just don’t click on the links.
Everyone makes out.

Johnny
Johnny

A mob war shoot out on GH? What a novel idea!!! And so appropriately timed…right before Christmas. I think Jill Farren Phelps has been wearing a Frank Valentini mask and Bob Guza has been wearing a Ron Carlivati mask. How else to explain the mob rise?

Johnny
Johnny

I don’t know…I have never ever heard even one single fan of any soap clamor for MORE senseless violence…MORE shoot outs…MORE mob wars, MORE blood stains…more death. I just don’t get it. Back in the day we would have had Dr. Steve Hardy rounding up the kids for the Christmas story at this time. This is what we get instead. We had a decade plus of this crap already. Its not excitong…its now new…its not different…it is same old same old where this show is concerned.

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

Mob stories have been on tv soaps since the 1950s and especially on Edge Of Night(where it was better suited and entertaining) but its a little too much on GH…id be ok with t it wasnt so front and center and Shawn acting so desperate to kill Carlos…i have a feeling T.J. is going to get caught in the middle and shot…with all the violence in the news lately these tv shows need to cut back on violent storylines especially GH…Heathers stabbing i found a bit disturbing…where is the romance? ive watched soaps since the 1960s…there were more romantic moments and less violence…soaps can have some violence in their stories because some plots call for it but they dont have to be so graphic like GHs stabbing of Heather! Sonny and the Jeromes couldve simply been scheming business rivals instead of blood thirsty mob rivals…and like you i do miss Steve reading Christmas stories to the kids…we need more warm moments like that…i agree with you, Johnny!

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

Plus, Sonny has kept Carlos tied up for a long time…if Carlos hasnt had any potty breaks by now he is going to be in serious need of clean underwear…lol

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

Dang, no GH today…

ethel
ethel

i know it’s only fictional but my heart is pounding……………….awesome clip!

Tim
Tim

Why doesn’t Sonny have a coffee shop in Port Charles?

Rodd
Rodd

I didn’t watch GH back in the days when it was mob wars all the time, but as a “newer” viewer (since ABC killed OLTL) I think the show has a good balance. Sonny is supposed to be this big-time crime lord. You just can’t neuter the guy and expect him to remain away from some mob action. GH isn’t bullets and guns every day of the week. We also get a lot of hospital action, love and intrigue. Are people maybe a little trigger happy with their own fears that GH will revert back to the guns without the roses days? I think they have to give Sonny his mob action stories in order to show the big threat that the Jerome family is to him and the rest of Port Charles. These characters are extremely interesting and the actors are brilliant. I totally support GH remaining focused on the hospital and romance vs. mob wars, but there has to be a balance or a transition to calmer times. From what I’ve read and seen, it seems like it was guns all the time to none and now the guns are back. Hopefully, this storyline will help transition Sonny into another story area where he can still be a force to be reckoned with without emasculating him. And I’m going to stop now, my thoughts are becoming too rambled. Via GH!

EliteAdvisors
EliteAdvisors

Very engaging….fun to watch and great story line…. bring back Johnny Z for a full out mob war!!

MK
MK

Wow, Gloria Monty would be proud, this looks her style!

dmr
dmr

I love the Jeromes! Love Derek! Love Ava! Not a fan of Carlos or nuMorgan. Always love Sonny. His scenes with Spencer boxing last week were adorable and fun to watch. Love Maurice Benard. Miss Sonny and Brenda. Love, love, love them. Favorite supercouple of all time!

kaffe
kaffe

The clip is good,I must say….
But when is Julian gonna act like he’s a father and grandfather….

And Sonny well, don’t get me started oh him (oh boy!!!)

Anne
Anne

I wish all these resources were devoted to better writing, relationship development, character development. Most soap devotees are attracted to relationships and drama and some great seasonal vibes, not mob shoot-outs at Christmas. Who cares whether they are shot in some warehouse somewhere. Nix the boxing set while you are at it.

If you’re going to resurrect location shooting, why not take a happy couple, say Sam and Dr Clay, and send them to an exotic locale? Cliched? Of course, but better than mob wars.

su0000
su0000

GH is full of variety, something for everyone..
Many fans like the mob..

Some people like to watch Mary Poppins and some like to watch Breaking Bad..
I am happy to have prime time action and excitement~~!

and- Bob Guza could never do it like FV and RC, they will rock it !!

GH has many awesome stories, many.. some we cry, some are HOT, some mysterious, some are campy, some have humor, some have great love, and some are action filled 🙂 I like them all..

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

Hey, i like Mary Poppins…’Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down…’ its on family channel tonight but it doesnt end til 11:00pm which is way past my bedtime…lol

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

and i wasnt being sarcastic…i do like Mary Poppins!

AJ
AJ

It’s all the mob stuff is what turned alot of the GH people off?

su0000
su0000

Many of us are fans of the so-called mobsters, we like the hard action..
I am happy to see the action!!
FV and RC will do it well..

The cameramen/crew was huge!!!
producing scenes like prime-time was also exciting to watch all the professional work that was done to give us the upcoming scenes..

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Now would be a very good time to get rid of the mob in Port Charles. Kills them ALL off!

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

It felt akward…imo…when Julian was talking about his ‘facial surgery’ in front of Luke and especially Bobbi…but Jackie Z was looking good today!

rebecca1
rebecca1

agree. I think either her face fell back into place (somewhat) or her makeup should get an award of its own.

Shay
Shay

I vote on the side of makeup….someone took “Patrick’s” expert advice on the time-honored art of contouring!!!! Although there is only so much maquillage can do….what I simply do not understand about these women who ply their faces with such copious amounts of filler is that they could accomplish the same “pufferfishface” effect with a simple combination of carbs and sodium….the results look the same. Not flattering…at all.

Shay
Shay

Only if you define “good” as having cheeks twice their normal size….mercy! Sorry jimh, but sadly, JZ looked wince-inducing…truly not being mean, but she is very hard to watch, and cannot even speak properly due to all the face and lip injections she has had! The distraction totally ruined the mood that she and brother Luke were trying to evoke….someone needs to stage a plastic surgery intervention on her!

k/kay
k/kay

Shay I have to say I get such a kick out of your posts your sarcasm knows no bounds and I truly mean that as a compliment.

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

I still see some improvement…not 100%…but she looks a lot better than in previous episodes…change of subject: it was exciting to see our favorite mutter back! But it doesnt look like im getting my Santa Faison…lol

Shay
Shay

@k/kay….Thank you and I sincerely mean that, although sometimes I think that people take my honest musings for intentional sarcasm, and they truly are not intended that way! If they amuse, then I’m flattered and glad, but I generally do not aim to offend! On the other hand, there are occasions when the sarcastic quips are purely on purpose….mainly on one certain topic, and I know you know what I’m talking about, k/kay!!!! That being said, you come up with some pretty priceless observations yourselfl!!!!! Always enjoy your posts….. ; )

Shay
Shay

Oh yes, jimh, it was “wundervoll” to see our mad, malicious mutta, the delightfully deviant Dr. O again!….that loony lady may be down but she is certainly not out….just as conniving as ever! Rooting for her to triumph once again, and hoping that “Schatzi” can spring her for Christmas!!!! As for “Santa Faison,” I’m afraid that your holiday soap wishlist is going to be incomplete where he is concerned, as it seems he just may be colder than the “North Pole!” (Though I am not completely convinced he is really gone for good….) But as long as Liesl Obrecht remains in the Port Charles picture, then I will have a blissful yule and Happy New Year….wishing you the same!!!!

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

Happy holidays to you too…

Shay
Shay

P.S. The reason it is so disconcerting to watch JZ is that her cheeks look so over-inflated and heavy that I fear if she leans her head too far to the left or right she will tip over from the sheer imbalance….either that, or her neck will snap! And again, I am being completely serious….even if this remark does come off as flip and facetious! Whoever committed that grossly incompetent crime against her face should be sued for malpractice….I just pray for her sake the damage isn’t permanent!

bj anafan
bj anafan

I’m sorry but I am really disappointed in this storyline and I really don’t care how realistic they tried to make it. It’s Christmas time and we get mob wars and violence. I wanted to see a baby reunited with his parents on Christmas Day and the reading of the Christmas story by a Q ( maybe AJ) at General Hospital.

I get that some fans like the mob storylines and the violence but this is not the season for it.

Bah humbug!

Charday
Charday

Here’s hoping that Sonny, Sean, etc., die in a blaze of glory. Can’t stand Sonny for many reasons, including his brutality toward Carlos and AJ.

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

Itll probably only be T.J. who gets shot…

Christy
Christy

hmmm, well Max had the red “syrup” all over him… so we know he gets shot.

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

Dang…i was wrong! I thought it was going to be T.J, then reveal Shawn was his real father and not just his guardian!

Christy
Christy

that was fun! thanks for sharing Michael! I love those behind the scenes deals. I have an old VHS tape of All My Children behind the scenes, it’s interesting (and now historical!) even if it wasn’t “my” soap of choice.

Breaking News

Hollywood Studios, Producers & Guilds Send Plan To Gov. Newsom and Gov. Cuomo For COVID-19 Production Restart Guidelines

On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

Photo: AP

You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

READ MORE
General Hospital To Rebroadcast 2014 and 2015 Nurses' Ball Episodes

As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

Continue Reading

General Hospital

The Best of the GH Nurses’ Ball Continues; Which Is Your Favorite Musical Performance?

As part of its encore presentations, General Hospital is entering into its second week of Nurses’ Ball episodes.

Since the show is currently not in production and ran out of original episodes, viewers are getting to see all the glitz, the performances and the drama that makes the annual ball (which usually airs in May) so fun to watch.

Courtesy/ABC

Look for memorable moments this week from James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin) when he performed Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes” and Josh Swickard’s (Chase) rendition of Portugal the Man’s hit, “Feel It Still” among others.

Here is a rundown of episodes this week to make sure to catch!

Monday, June 1, 2020 Episode 13565 (OAD: 5/25/16)
Franco gives Jake a helping hand. Carly blackmails Ava. Nikolas stops Hayden from talking to Jordan. Musical performances include: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee performed by Emma Scorpio-Drake and Eddie Maine, This Changes Everything by Chris Ryan performed by Jake Spencer and Franco Baldwin; a striptease to Demon in Disguise performed by Magic Milo and the Magic Wands -(Felix DuBois, Dillon Quartermaine, Griffin Munro, Curtis Ashford and Milo Giambetti).

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Episode 13812 (OAD: 5/23/17)
Jake shows Emma and Charlotte the Chimera canister that was sent to him. Jason finds Anna’s Chimera necklace on the floor. Sonny has Morgan’s medication

READ MORE
'Edge of Night' Mainstay Forrest Compton Dies Following Complications From COVID-19

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Episode 13813 (OAD: 5/24/17)
Jake is scared when he sees the Chimera symbol on Anna’s necklace. Valentin tells Anna he sold the Chimera to Helena Cassadine. Michael visits Nelle in the hospital. Musical Performances include: Sara Bareillies’ Brave performed by Emma Scorpio-Drake, Amy Driscoll, Kristina Corinthos-Davis and Valerie Spencer, And So It Goes On by Billy Joel performed by Valentin Cassadine and It’s Not Over Yet performed by Josslyn Jacks.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 Episode 13814 (OAD: 5/25/17)
Sonny and Carly learn that Ava switched Morgan’s pills. Nina takes Valentin back. Anna tells Jason she is looking for a bio-toxin known as the Chimera. Jake sees Helena order him to do his magic trick, featuring the Chimera. Musical Performances include: Faith by George Michaels performed by Ned Quartermaine & Olivia Falconeri, Modern Love by David Bowie performed by Dillon Quartermaine & Kiki Jerome and Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen performed by Epiphany Johnson, Felix DuBois, Bobbie Spencer, Amy Driscoll and Deanna.

Friday, June 5, 2020 Episode 14509 (OAD: 5/17/18)
Curtis proposes to Jordan. Alexis overhears Finn tell Anna he hasn’t stopped caring for her. Sam finds Faison’s lighter in Peter’s office. Musical performances include: Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone performed by GH Nurses’ – Epiphany Johnson, Felix Dubois, Bobbie Spencer, Amy Driscoll & Deanna and Feel It Still by Portugal The Man performed by Harrison Chase.

READ MORE
FRIDAY: Catch Wally Kurth In Film 'More Beautiful For Having Been Broken' With Director's Cut & TV Version In Wide Release

So, with this being week two of previous Nurses’ Ball episodes being rebroadcast on ABC, what has been your favorite musical performance of all-time in the ball?

Check out this week’s promo from GH below, and Josh and James’ performances that will also air again this week.  Then, l

et us know your thoughts via the comment section,

Continue Reading

General Hospital

GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

Courtesy/ABC

Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

READ MORE
Brandon Barash Confirms His Return to Days of our Lives

Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

Photo:ABC

Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

READ MORE
TODAY: General Hospital Rebroadcasts Masterful 52nd Anniversary Episode

These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

It’s “Villains Week” on Y&R an that means some Sheila Carter, David Kimball, and Isabella Brana, Check out the promo from CBS Daytime here.  Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

Advertisement

Power Performance

Steve Burton as Jason & Maurice Benard as Sonny

General Hospital

Airdate: 5-19/20-2020

Advertisement

Popular