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Carolyn Hennesy Teases Diane and Spinelli Together Again On General Hospital!

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Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) and Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) drove each other crazy on ABC’s General Hospital, but you knew down deep the two characters had a fondness for each other.

Many had hopes that it would turn out that Diane and Spinelli would turn out to be mother and son, especially actress Carolyn Hennesy.  Even Hennesy, who had a deep invested love of the characters, wrote the book The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli that hit bookstores in 2011.

Now in a curious tweet late last week, Hennesy seemed to reveal that under the new GH head writers of Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante that Diane and Spinelli will be in each others orbit.

Carolyn tweeted: “Diane and Spinelli…together again. You asked for it…you’re gonna get it. #GH @GeneralHospital”

Previously, GH viewers learned that Anderson was coming back for a return this fall to the series, but details had not come to light on how long, or which story he would be involved with.  There is much speculation that he could be a major part of the “Jake” reveal, since Spinelli and Jason (Billy Miller) were such close friends.

So, what do you think of Diane and Spinelli in story together on GH?  Are you glad to hear they will be back on the canvas with more upcoming airtime?  Do you hope that Diane is Spinelli’s mother? Comment below!

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I also loved Carolyn Hennesy as the wicked Penelope Ellis, Louisa mother in Revenge..
She was great in the wicked mother role..
Good to have Carolyn back with GH no matter the length of time.
looking forward to having Spin back, also.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Can’t Diane just be Diane? Can’t Spinelli just be Spinelli? Every character on a soap doesn’t have to be related to someone else to be in story. Just leave well enough alone. We don’t need another parent/child reunion. In other words, welcome back Diane Miller, and welcome back Spinelli. End of story.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Thank you, Jeremy. I agree. Dont;l try to make everyone related. Life does not work that way. The changes from the writing team switch will be debated but nobody can argue that Diane and Spinelli back in Port Charles is a good thing. And there two actors can do just about anything. Good news.

Jake R
Jake R

@Jeremy @Iakovos
I agree with you both that not everyone needs to be related and that life does not work that way.

I always wonder “How is that all these characters in these small towns end up being related to each other?” I mean, come on, Alexis and Sam both end up in PC and end up being mother and daughter? And then Julian shows up back in PC and it turns out he had had a one night stand (well, not really standing in the back of Julian’s Mustang) 30 years ago with Alexis (in New Hampshire no less) and he’s Sam’s father?

Or how about the rumor a couple of years ago that Ellie Trout was going to be Tracy Quartermaine’s daughter and that she had been given up for adoption? Its really silly at this point.

Why not do something original where Spinelli heads out on a journey to find his mother and it’s someone altogether new to the canvas not related to anyone? How about a strong businesswoman who doesn’t rely on any men to “save” her or who is involved with a gangster?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Depends on how well they are written…Spins last return was a boring filler moment just to drag the obvious pairing of Nate and Maxie…Diane as Spins mommy…ok…who da poppa…Sonny?…after all, it is ‘Sonny’s Hospital’ and he has children from Carly, Alexis, Olivia and Ava…so why not Diane even if she and Sonny never slept together…she couldv’e made a withdraw from the Manhood Bank…lol

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Wow!!!! The Grasshopper and the Lady of Justice together again. Who’d of thunk it ????

mary
mary

Yeah!!! 2 great characters and actors coming back. I hope for a long time. Let the fun begin

rose
rose

ditto Mary… love those two together would be a welcome plus to GH and they are laughs together, especially Diane, she’s the Queen & an elegant one, at that! i do miss Max, her & him were the best “odd couple” of PC.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Great that they are bringing them both back. Diane is needed and Spin too for their humor.

Robert
Robert

Who cares about the nerd, the character is annoying. I love Diane

Rose
Rose

Really glad to see them back together on GH. Then there’s Spinelli and Jake/Jason…another fun reveal to come.

Wendy
Wendy

Yes, please bring back Diane & Spinelli in a story line together. That would be great if they were Mother & Son.

SZima
SZima

Loved Diane & Spinelli’s relationship, but I do NOT want them related in any way!

Hoping the new writers will utilize Carolyn more. I’ve missed her! About time she comes back!
Spinelli not so much, but I as long as he is over the Maxie Obsession, I can tolerate him

Renee
Renee

Super excited to see Dianne and Spinelli back on canvas again. How I wish they would bring Spinelli and Georgie back for good. I still think he and Maxie belong together to raise their child. Sometimes on s soap a child needs to be raised by its parents and happily ever after. Also, Dianne and Max need to tie the knot. They’ve always been the perfect couple. Why doesn’t she deserve a happily ever after as well with a front burner story line. I love her.

Timmm
Timmm

I may be in the minority BUT I could care less if either of them return. He should have been here for a one arc story and sent away and Dianne DOES NOT amuse me in the least bit!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well, just base on the picture above I could see where a case could be made that they are mother and son– there is some resemblance to each other. But I doubt even new writers would make these two characters front and center with their own story line. It seems more likely they will both play minor roles in whatever stories that are coming down the pike. If they are working together then obviously Jason will be in some legal trouble and Diane represents him, while Spinelli helps Sam clear him– that is my feeling.

Debbie Berg
Debbie Berg

I am glad that they are coming back, they have been missed.

Spixiefan
Spixiefan

So excited!! Especially for Spinelli!! I have always wanted Sonny to be Spinelli’s dad… never thought of Dianne being his mom, that woud be great!! lol… I don’t know how long Bradford is staying, but If I can’t get my Spixie reunion, I hope I can at least get Spin and Maxie in a story together, KS and BA are just so much fun to watch together. Maybe Spinelli finds out Jake is Jason, but Jason tells Spinelli not to tell anyone.. Spin is tormented at not telling Sam and struggles with whether to tell her or to keep Jason’s “secret pain ” secret…. Spinelli spills the beans to Maxie accidently and they keep this secret together along with Jason. Spin/Maxie/Jason scenes were always the best. I always love Spin and Jason’s friendship, something very special there… I have heard Bradford is doing a primetime show, Minority Report which I am so excited about, but I hope somehow he can do GH too, if not I will take what I can get. <3

Rebecca Noel
Rebecca Noel

I am so glad that Diane and Spinelli will be brought
Back! We need their senses of humor! As long as the story line is well written, I would love to see a long
Term situation for them both, whether or not it is as mother and son. They are both missed and wanted!

Karen Carson
Karen Carson

Love Diane and Spin!!!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Sorry, Spinelli doesn’t sit well with me at all. There are naturally lovable nerds and then there is this character that exists only to create forced, so-called humor. Nothing interesting about Spinelli to me at all. Diane is fine (and better than Nina or Franco, for sure) but not really needed. Why can’t they revive Alexis by giving her some of Diane’s spirit? Alexis should be the feisty lawyer on the show.

Rose
Rose

I don’t like what they’ve done to Alexis. She used to be the capable, feisty one. She even went head-to-head with Diane when D first came on if I remember right.

Shay
Shay

@sonniorsolita…..Alexis could never pull off Diane’s elan because NLG totally lacks the verve of Carolyn Hennessy. If you have seen any of the latter’s guest roles on primetime, you would know what I mean…the woman is magnificent!

heidi
heidi

Oh… happy days!!! Absolutely adore Spinelli (Bradford) and Diane (Carolyn) couldn’t be more excited!!! Please let them stay around for a long time and would love to see them be mother and son! Loved her book!

Fanny
Fanny

I adore Diane she’s amusing, delightful and full of spark.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I know, Fanny. Too bad she comes and goes in a flash. Just as I start getting to know her as both the character and the actress, she disappears. I’d rather see her on a regular basis than Alexis.
The same goes for Spinelli. He’s probably back to push the Jason reveal along and then he too, will be a memory. Too bad; I do like him. Bonne nuit, Fanny.

Fanny
Fanny

@ CeeCee…Morning
I’m not sure if you were watching GH prior to RC taking over as HW…
Diane & Alexis had cultivated a wonderful friendship over the yrs..
They were fun, witty & entertaining, they complimented each other
perfectly. Diane was Sonny’s best defense attorney, bar none.. I hope
when she returns things will pick-up where they left off… Alexis needs
a major WAKE-UP call, the strong independent, interesting and
intelligent Alexis we once knew no longer is. Hopefully Diane can
snap her out of it. Have a great day, Sweets.

Shay
Shay

“Tis so true, Fanny! Diane is sassy, classy and adds much more than a dash of panache to the GH canvas. To my way of thinking, her colorful, expressive character manages to be both a consummate professional and a complete hoot….at the same time. (Such a welcome departure from the worn-out, oversexed Alexis! And I’m with CeeCee, Atty. Miller is the one who should be hanging her legal eagle shingle on a full-time basis in Port Charles….every court case needn’t involve Ms. Davis!) Oh…she is totally adorbs with Max, too! Bring them both back in spades!

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay… I see you get as much sleep as as I do…..
Now that Paul H./ Mob lord/ is District Attorney, watch
Alexis try to illicit his help in clearing her beloved Julian from
persecution. GOOD LUCK ! Truthfully I was a Julian/Alexis
fan from day one, unfortunately they fizzled too quickly due
to RC lack of character development, no long term vision.
He turned Alexis into a gullible ninny… And when would
Julian have let Morgan get the best of him.. gun or no
gun … Too many inconsistencies. Look at Liz, Dante,
Nicolas, Anna…. Try to get a little rest mon ami.

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….Actually I’m just an inveterate night person….always have been, always will be! That’s when I’m at my most energetic and lucid…..LOL! But thank you for your concern over my getting my necessary zzzz’s!!!! As for all the inconsistencies and annoyances you have mentioned, you are spot on….(Even though I was never an Alexis fan, and particularly did not enjoy her raunchy pairing with Julian, but all your other points are quite well-founded!) Practically every character on this show has acted like they’ve had lobotomies, or at the very least, done total 180’s when it comes to their innate nature(s)….I was hoping all of this revisionism would be a thing of the past with the new writers, but it would seem that they have not totally abandoned this most off-putting habit.

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

Happy about their return. They are two great GH characters. Would be special story if they are found to be mother and son. Diane is such a strong character, as is Spinelli. Jason will need his sidekick. Always enjoyed the interchange between Sonny and Spinelli. And the adventures Spinelli and Maxie go on are very entertaining. Diane and Max are a great pair as well. Glad they are returning. Hopefully for a long, long time.

DYLAN
DYLAN

Both of these characters have had success in a non-traditional soap way…that is…not being a member of a core family. I don’t care one way or the other if the story goes this way. It could have some funny and poignant moments…and show a whole other side of diane. Maybe it would explain why she is such a shark in the court! Maybe her husband stole her child, Spinelli, and she NEVER saw him again, so she vowed to become a tough as nails lawyer so one day she could find him. I would LOVE to see Diane cry! And not always talk in such pursed, curt tones, and not always talking about how high her retainer and fee is. The character became pretty one-note under Carlivati’s writing…as did most characters. However, I really think GH needs to lay off on the unknown parent-child thing for a while. It was done to death under Carlivati, and many of the reveals made little to no sense, and have done nothing to advance story. They had the opportunity to tell the mother (pardon the pun) of all child reuniting stories with Elizabeth and Jake, and that was botched!! If you thought your four year old died, and you got him back four years later, you would spend every waking minute with that child, just being happy, trying to reconnect, making sure he was okay, staring at him, hugging him, etc. These back from the dead stories became so commonplace on GH with Ron, that there has been zero emotional impact with ANY of them. Elizabeth and her son Jake have shared maybe five scenes since the reveal came that he was alive. And every one of those scenes has been plot driven drivel, to prolong Elizabeth keeping her secret. Elizabeth was never stupid or weak or cruel or moronic. Now, she is keeping Jason from his wife, his TWO sons, his entire family, and all because she wants to be loved. This is plot driven writing at its worst! It makes Elizabeth look like a desperate, horny, sociopathic loser. Women, especially competent nurses with children, are not that obsessed with being loved. Elizabeth is coming off as Brooke Logan on B and B, and no one wants that. I’ve said it before, Shelly and Jean have a VERY daunting task in turning around the mess that Ron left behind. Anyway, if the story can be told well, and not be an utter disaster like the elizabeth/Jake reunion, or the Scott/Franco reveal, or the utterly pointless Nathan/Liesl/Madeline maternity conundrum, then I say go for it. Spinelli and Diane could become much richer characters with more depth because of this story point. We saw Spinelli’s human side, when he learned that Maxie’s baby was his. He cried, and portrayed grief, and hurt and betrayal, and joy, and love. He was awesome. It would be nice to see Diane play some of those emotions!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Love Diane. So glad she’s coming back. Spin? Meh. He’s ok in small doses.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

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Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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