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Briana Nicole Henry on Her Decision to Exit GH: “I Decided It Was Time to Move On”

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On Monday’s episode, GH viewers learned that Jordan will need to start dialysis and treatment at a specialty clinic in Albany from kidney damage and suffering renal failure.  But on Tuesday, fans of the ABC daytime drama series learned that Briana Nicole Henry has left the show, all her decision, according to her post on Instagram.

A Daytime Emmy nominee this year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, Briana shared the news on her departure expressing: “I suppose it is that time isn’t it. As I celebrated my third year of being on General Hospital yesterday, I also watched my last episode as Jordan Ashford air. People kept asking me how it felt to have ended my time on the show, and it wasn’t until yesterday that it really sank in, as I watched Jordan’s goodbye to her family and knew the tears you saw were real tears between not just colleagues but friends. I decided it was time for me to move on from @generalhospitalabc and I got nothing but love and support from everyone involved. Not to mention was given the most beautiful send of that left me quite literally shaken.  I’d like to take a second to thank every single person in my @generalhospitalabc family that helped me make GH my home over the last three years, especially @fvalentinigh . From the crew, to my cast mates to our security guard Emma, there were multiple people on any given day that brought such a smile and warmth to my heart.”

Briana finished her post with, “When I started GH it was my first opportunity as a series regular, and to get the opportunity to throw myself into Jordan for the last three years and work with some truly incredible actors has been an honor. Thanks for holding space for me to grow. I am a better actor because of the time I spent within those walls and will forever be grateful for the way the show nurtured and challenged my ability.  To the fans, it took me a while to win you over, but once you saw my heart you made me feel so much love. I hope I brought something unique and honest to your beloved character of Jordan Ashford, she’s one helluva woman. Until next time loves 👋🏾.”

This will be the second Jordan to exit General Hospital.  The role was originated by Vinessa Antoine, and Henry took it over for the last three years.

So, sad to see Briana leave GH? Should the show recast? Comment below.

 

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Lew S
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Lew S

Going to miss her.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Honestly, I’m okay with this. I really liked Vinessa Antoine in the role and I never warmed up to Briana’s version of Jordan. I also find it hard to believe T.J. can be her son given the age difference between the actors is only a few years. Hopefully the PCPD can have a competent police commissioner now. And I was sure the writers were moving towards a Shawn/Jordan pairing, but it looks like they’re heading in another direction.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I wish her well in other endeavors, but I won’t miss the character much.

brian
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brian

I wasn’t aware she was leaving but glad I read this after watching the episode.

Both actresses were excellent in their portaral of Jordan, hope we see Jordan V3

Satan
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Satan

I thought that exit looked “final”. Guess I was right…. Well, an optimistic Devil would hope the original Jordan was coming back. Yeah, she’s got the CBC show, but they only do 6 episodes a year, for Hell’s sake. So GH should be able to work around that schedule. Biggest obstacle there is that it is filmed in Canada, and getting back & forth across the border has become a pain in the pointy-tailed ass, due to the pandemic. Maybe Jordan’s going to the same “rehab facility” where Lulu is. Or perhaps the same place where Mike Corbin went for… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

Best wishes to her. I liked her portrayal of Jordan. Such a tearful episode. I’m sad to see her go.

Brenda Held
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Brenda Held

I liked her too and will miss her on GH! Wishing her great success in her future endeavors!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I enjoyed her role as Jordan but I don’t blame her for leaving. She didn’t have much to really do anymore and they didn’t utilize the three men that could have been a part of her life, giving all their attention to Portia now. I know she’ll land on her feet and find someplace else that appreciates her beauty and talents.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Violet 🙂
Her leaving was a surprise..
It would be great if Curtis replaced her
as the Commissioner…
Curtis would be a good Commissioner…
His bar is gawd awful!!…
It’s beyond tacky and cheap-looking.
The tiny tiny bar and the lighted tables
are horrible and it looks to be about the size
of my bedroom….
Ditch the tacky bar- set it on fire and
have Curtis as the new PCPD Commissioner..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO,
You are too funny. Maybe it’s as big as your B.R, but do you have a fully stocked bar in yours? Ha, ha. You are right though about Curtis being the Commissioner, but I don’t know if he has the self control. You know the saying, Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread ? That’s our Curtis.

Phil
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Phil

Took some time, but she won me over! I ended up liking her better as Jordan. I am so sad that she left!

Rodd
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Rodd

Sorry to see her go. She did a great job with the role. Wishing Ms. Henry all the best.

Steve
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Steve

Was she too young for the role? Sure. However, she’s a good actress with a soothing voice who’ll do well post soaps.

The role will likely be recast. Having Jordan off the canvas for 3-6 months may be a good thing – with all the recent additions to the contract cast

Drake
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Drake

Like others have mentioned, Briana portraying 40+ with a son in med school is a tough sell but I must say it takes a hell of an actress to make that obvious age discrepancy somewhat believable. There’s is no doubt in my mind that the sky’s the limit for this terrific actress. Well done Briana!

Harlee
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Harlee

I would love her to come over to YR to cause conflict for Amanda. Then Amanda could take on more of “Hillary” attitude. She’s beautiful love to her on YR canvas.

Carol White
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Carol White

YESSS. SHE SHOULD BE RECAST

Denise
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Denise

I really liked this Jordan and I’m sorry to see her go. She is beautiful and played the role of Jordan so sincere. I would rather Portia leave, there isn’t any chemistry between her and Curtis.

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Anonymous

As I watched that episode, I kept thinking out loud to myself “OMG! She’s leaving the show!!!” And then when Curtis went into her ER room I could tell something was much different in his delivery of lines and emotions. The soap PI in me knew BNH was out. Come the next day, I was right. It took a long time for me to just accept her as Jordan — but I still, like many of you, could not get past the visible age non-difference of her and TJ. This had to have been in the works for awhile. I… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

These scenes were filmed after GH’s summer break. At that point, Vernee would probably have been back taping her prime time show and unavailable.

Agreed on giving Brook Kerr her moment in the sun. Brook would’ve made a good Jordan. Not sure why they didn’t approach her when VA left. Portia’s an interesting character and a doctor on show that’s supposed to be set in a hospital.

Jordan Ashford Ashford’s (we still don’t know her maiden name!) break will hopefully get us some more Mac screen time.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I read a long time ago that Phyllis may have a relationship with Portia. She did mention to someone a while ago that she had lost a daughter, who better than Portia and Trina could certainly use a grandmother when her mother tells her who her real daddy is. She’ll most likely be upset until she realizes that she has two great dad’s.

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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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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