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Chloe Lanier Debuts In Her New GH Role Of Nelle: What Were Your First Impressions?

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This week on ABC’s General Hospital, viewers were reintroduced to talented young actress, Chloe Lanier, in her new role as Nelle.

If she looked familiar that is because Chloe was a stand-out in the Daytime Emmy Award-winning 52nd anniversary episode of the soap, in which she played a young Patricia Spencer opposite Laura Wright (Lena), Tony Geary (Luke and Tim Spencer), and Joey Luthman (Young Luke). As Nelle, viewers first met the curious young woman as she showed up at Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) saying she believes she may be the mysterious donor of Josslyn’s (Eden McCoy) kidney and found out about the search through Crimson.

Michael (Chad Duell) is also there, who shuttles Nelle outside.   It is evident that there is potential romantic chemistry going on between these two characters.  When Nelle has her moment to explain why she thinks she may be Josslyn’s donor to a naysaying Jax (Ingo Rademacher) and Sonny,  and a more open-minded Carly, she explains how her parents took her somewhere for an operation that she didn’t need.  She realized that later that operation made it easier for her to get sick very quickly.  Nelle also exposed her scar to Michael, Sonny, Carly, and Jax.

Nelle, who lives in Atlanta and is looking forward to teaching kindergarten come the fall, tells the group that she realized her parents’ money problems disappeared after her operation.  They have since died leaving her with absolutely no way to prove it and no answers.  She tells Carly that she hopes knowing that good can come out of something bad will give her closure.  After having another private conversation outside, Jax wants to pay the girl off to return to Altanta, leaving Carly and Sonny perplexed.  They all decide she needs to take a DNA test to prove she is the donor, or not.  Nelle is amenable to taking the test and was waiting with Carly for the test results at the hospital.   In addition, Josslyn has met Nelle, not knowing who she is or why she is in town, and thinking she is a nice girl for Michael!

Already, Chloe Lanier illustrated a depth in her performance and a multi-layered character that should be interesting as the weeks and months ahead unfold for the character and her story.

But, what were your first impressions of Nelle …. and what did you think of Lanier’s performances?  Would you be on board for a Michael/Nelle romance?  Share your thougths in the comment section below!

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MICHELLE
MICHELLE

I LIKE HER! SHE’S STRONG, DIRECT AND HONEST! SHE HAS GREAT CHEMISTRY WITH MICHAEL, AND WILL FIT RIGHT IN WITH THE BATTLING QUARTERMAINE AND CORINTHOS CLANS! I think she will be the perfect match for Josslyn, BECAUSE DRUMROLL… they are sisters!! I don’t think it’s an accident that they were dressed alike in red tops! Also, Jacks looks guilty as sin! That’s his daughter and he knows it!! Can’t wait to see how this plays out!!

Liz
Liz

Wow. I hadn’t thought of that. I was hoping she was a Spencer and tied in to Helena’s goose chase for Laura. I was hoping Bobbi would run into her and freak bc she looks like Patricia.

I think your explanation is more plausible, Michelle.

Shay
Shay

@Liz….The “SS Spencer” ship has already sailed….if Chloe had just been “Val” it could have worked out exactly as you described. Epic casting fail, but hey, I welcome Ms. Lanier to the GH canvas…better late than never! And finally a newbie who is both beautiful and can act!

Celia
Celia

I like her as well, Michelle. I especially appreciated the easy camaraderie between her and Joss. Perhaps Joss will be more visible from now on. This would make one compelling storyline, if handled with care.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Although it’s an interesting idea I’d be surprised if Nell turned out to be Jax’s daughter. I think in a desperate act to save Josslyn he searched for a suitable doner by any means possible, offered a huge reward and is the one that paid off her parents. He probably knew that Nell was deceived, or perhaps he found out later after her kidney was removed but paid off a lot of people to keep silent. Thus his guilt and concern about the truth coming out.

Celia
Celia

You’re right, Rebecca. Everyone shares the same ‘bed partners’, regardless of feelings or relationship. I forgot, for a minute, these characters are marionettes. LOL.

Tracey
Tracey

I think that makes good sense. Just wondering if she is for real, because why is she working her way into their lives. She clearly set up the nanny

liz
liz

I think he is freaked out because he paid the parents for the kidney transplant. He told Alexis that he needed her legal help and that he was in trouble. He is doing everything he can to stop Carley from finding the donor.

Ces
Ces

agree. LOL! noticed the red tops? And I thought Blue was the color of the day!

D
D

My 1st thought too. She is Jax’s daughter.

Krista M. Ramirez
Krista M. Ramirez

She could be Jax daughter with his ex Chloe Morgan

Brenda Robinson
Brenda Robinson

Excellent addition and love possibility for Michael. Could she be a daughter of Jax and thereby joss’ half sister ?

Celia
Celia

Of course! Perhaps this is why Jax is acting so mysteriously. Good guess, Brenda.

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

or Nina’s daughter!!!

Celia
Celia

@Jimh(leave it to beaver).
Well, now, Jimmy; you know that’s music to my ears. If Nell is around twenty years old, then it could be a possibility to be Nina’s daughter.
It may very well be Nell was adopted….Her parents could have been in the business of taking children in through adoption and then sell their organs. It may explain her parents’ callousness in subjecting her to remove and sell her kidney.
I am not saying adoptive parents are not good parents, because they certainly are. However, there are crazy people out there that would sell their souls to the devil for a buck.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I agree. That WOULD be cool if Nell turns out to be Nina’s! In essence, Nina, by helping Carly find the donor, will have found her own child! Great thought jimh!

Celia
Celia

@Rebecca1.
What an ironic, dramatic twist that would be, eh, Jimmy and Rebecca? And, who will be the one to discover that fact? None other than, Curtis……

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….This desire for turning every young adult GH character into a possible Nina offspring has become a creepy pipe dream…..can we please just leave her barren once and for all, and whilst we’re at it, get her off that ridiculously obsessive baby kick? Unless, of course, she’s written off the show in search of said elusive infant in China or Africa….then I’m all in!!!!!

MARIE
MARIE

I THINK JAX PAID OFF THE PARENTS AND HE DOESN’T WANT AMYONE TO FIND OUT

clh
clh

Sounds plausible but I hope it’s not true. Who would do what happened to her to their own daughter? That would totally ruin the character of Jax for me.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

fear not clh. I don’t think Jax would knowingly hurt any child let alone his daughter. And, he’d never give up his daughter for adoption. But he definitely has something to do with the “purchase.”

Kate
Kate

She could be Carly’s half sister. They could share the same father since we have never met Carly’s dad. Jax might know this connection and that adds to his guilt.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Kate…she’d also be half her age but anything’s possible…

Teri
Teri

We do know who carlys dad is he was that politician .. She is not Carly’s sister she is Carly’s daughter that is why she is a match for josslyn..carly was pregnant between Michael and Morgan and it was sonny’s and drunk AJ pushed her down the stairs and supposedly she miscarried but she was pretty far along ..maybe she didn’t miscarry and she is Nell and when looking for a donor somehow Jax had found her but he hates sonny so why would he want sonny to know he had another kid but yet he’s sketchy enough to use her for josslyn’s donor..Jax has a dark side and this is it and it’s a soap opera so 7 month miscarried babies can show up .. It could happen

Eva Roman
Eva Roman

Love her! So happy she’s back!

Rodd
Rodd

Some interesting possibilities with Nell. She’s very good. Of course, the writing couldn’t have been any more obvious as to where they’re heading with this character. Hope I’m wrong and they throw us a curve ball.

lisa frankel
lisa frankel

i liked her. but dont know about her and Michael

Wpbpatfl
Wpbpatfl

I think the actress playing Nell is all right, but GH doesn’t need any more characters. I don’t think she is Jax’s daughter, but I think he bought the kidney.

Celia
Celia

Good one, as well, Wp. Jax could have very well bought the kidney from Nell’s parents and could have possibly kept track of her all this time. Hmmmm, why the secrecy? Was Jax involved in the little Jake kidnapping/debacle?
I have ‘acquainted’ myself with Mr. Jasper Jacks, and contrary to many GH aficionados’ adoration of this guy, Jax’s reputation is not so pristine. What’s he hiding?? I sense he’s hiding something. Methinks he doth protest too much.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Jax isn’t evil CeeCee. He’s a wheeler-dealer…international businessman with a very evil criminal brother Jerry Jacks. Not sure if you’re familiar with Jerry. One of the best “villains” GH has had. If you’re interested and haven’t seen it before, Google the shows when Jerry was first introduced years ago and took many hostage at the metro court. Great stuff. So, though Jax has done some questionable things he’s still a guy with a good heart. He would never be involved in kidnapping Jake…and he’s also friends with Elizabeth ( though best friends with Alexis).

Shay
Shay

You make a good point, CeeCee!!! I’m not one of those who thinks that Jax is the quintessential white-hatted hero. Definitely grey areas there….it’s just in comparison to Carly’s other deplorable spouses he smelled like a rose. But he’s always operated on the edge of law, often because of his brother Jerry’s influence…..even when he wasn’t directly involved with his escapades, he would get sucked into the action merely to try to save his family’s reputation. Hence he knows how to do the shady when push comes to shove.

Celia
Celia

@Rebecca1.
Hi, Rebecca,
Oh, I know Jax isn’t evil….that is, from what I’ve read, he seemed to use bad judgment, thus making the not-so-wise choices.
I think his cryptic behavior and guarded actions add drama to this story. Unless I have lost all my sense of instinct , Jax, somehow, knows what went down with both Joss and Lil Jake…..not in a wicked way, mind you; but, involved, nonetheless. Maybe Helena blackmailed him?

Timmm
Timmm

Good new characterss are fine, old dead wieght is NOT!

Harry
Harry

LOVE Jax! No, he’s not perfect but he has a code of ethics and Carly was at her best with him. Moreover, he was a damn good father to Morgan ( this was back when Morgan was played by that cute little kid who looked like Wonder Year’s Kevin Arnold). While Sonny was out killing people and living the life of a criminal, Jax was taking Morgan to Little League, taking him fishing, involving him in Boy Scouts and helping with his geometry homework. He was an ideal father figure for Morgan and they loved each other. I recall little Morgan was devastated when Jax and Carly split up because Jax was the only father he ever knew. However, the other day Morgan and Jax were in the same scene and they did not even say hello to each other, much less hug. In what world does this happen? Where’s the step father son bond which was established a decade or so ago?
In any case, loved the reunion which occurred between Alexis and Jax. Clearly, Jax was a sight for her sore eyes and ailing heart. I recall she used to call him her “favorite ex husband.”

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hey CeeCee,
Totally agree about Michael forgiving Sonny. Angered and disappointed me to no end ( kinda broke my heart for AJ too). Still, he’s a good guy and has gone through a lot. I actually think he’s good-looking as well but they gave him such a “perfect” all-around-nice guy image that it detracts from the “hot” factor. But I can imagine if he played the bad boy his look would change with his image. As for Sabrina sleeping with two brothers…let’s see:
Michael and Morgan (brothers) slept with Kiki
Sam and Alexis slept with Rick (stepdad,husband)
Carly and Bobby slept with Tony (stepdad, husband)
Ava slept with her daughter’s boyfriend
Connie and Olivia (cousins) slept with Sonny…
By the way, before Jax married Carly he was married to Sonny’s half sister
Rick and Sonny (brothers) slept with Alexis
Sooooooo…. Lol. There’s apparently something in the port Charles bylaws that demands “keeping it in the family!” So the road is open for Joe and Sabrina but they’ve GOT to put some life in their story or…you know I love the character’s goodness but they need to, which I commented on someone else’s post, give her a compelling story because she’s just “there.”

Read what Harry wrote about Jax. He’s 100 percent correct about Jax’s character and what a great father he was to Morgan (who really grew attached to him back then). I still really doubt Jax had anything to do with lil a Jake and the kidnapping. Love Jax. Did you happen to watch any clips from his early years? He’s still very good looking but he was gorgeous…long swept back blond hair…charming, debonair, accent, wealth, cultured but always his brother Jerry’s keeper which made it interesting. And yes, he was quite adept at intigue and business…no one’s fool. Wish they’d keep him on…

Carol
Carol

I agree, GH does not need any more new characters that in the end they will not write for.

Shelly
Shelly

The GH cast is so bloated right now that it’s hard to follow the storylines…but Chloe is one of those selective rare exceptions to the ‘no more newbies’ rule. She has great chemistry with Chad & the other actors she shared scenes with her 1st week. I like her a lot & think she’ll do well.

Now if the hospital serial killer would do her job & pick off some of the many random characters who have outlived their storylines? We’ll be back in business…

Jimmy
Jimmy

Agreed with the overflow of characters on the show right now. Top of the list of people who need to go are Amy, Valerie, Aaron, Darby, Andre and Claudette.

Chloe is a great actress and I’m glad they created this role for her. But I can’t stand the name Nelle, I really hope it’s not her real name.

Soaphound
Soaphound

You’re right, of course, Jimmy. Toss Jordan, T. J., and Parker onto the discard pile and I’ll be even happier.

Timmm
Timmm

Better than Jellie!

Celia
Celia

Lol, Shelly.

Shay
Shay

Amen, Shelly!!! The hospital serial killer storyline could have been so much more exciting—and effective—if it has just included some major characters in the murder mix! All the victims–save for Lucas–were people we barely or never knew….it would have been far better to actually cull the overpopulated GH herd with some nice juicy exits of the many unnecessary characters crowding Port Charles. Plus, it would make room for those rare truly worthy newbies, of which Chloe Lanier is a fine example!

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

Is she Nina’s daughter???…yes, the serial killer?….we both know who one of the victims should had been-lets just say Tracy could have adopted her child!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Yes, halfway through sweeps period and it appears the broom is broken!

Phil
Phil

Love her! Loved her then and love her now!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

She’s a natural. Michael and Nell, Sabrina and Joe? Sigh…and they were so in love only yesterday… Oh well. Or…maybe she’ll be Kristina’s new crush…

Ces
Ces

“natural” seems to be the consensus on here, unlike other forced characters NINA that try too hard.

su0000
su0000

Chloe Lanier blew me away as Patricia Spencer ..
She is bursting with talent, a great addition to GH..
Looking forward to her on my screen ..

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

But, alas, yet ANOTHER lackluster debut–an improbable situation brought Nell to GH and she did NOT make a splash–too bad–another lost opportunity.
Does anyone remember those great entrances by new characters–for instance, John J. York as Robert Scorpio’s brother? Spectacular!

Harry
Harry

Nancy, I do remember. I believe Mac was wearing acid washed jeans.

Shay
Shay

And Frisco Jones sauntering into Port Charles with his long black leather coat and silver flask!!! Oh yeah, I remember that!

Elle
Elle

The writing was pretty heavy-handed, but Chloe did a great job pulling me in to the lackluster kidney storyline. CL seems very comfortable and at ease with the character already. Honestly, she impressed me more than I anticipated. I hope TPTB let “Nelle” develop slowly and naturally and refrain from trying to “force” the audience to love the latest new character.

Gayle
Gayle

Finally someone with Chemistry with Michael!!
Can’t wait to follow this storyline. I like her.

clh
clh

I like her and think she’s a great match for Michael, Sabrina has more chemistry with Joe.

Harry
Harry

Sabrina doesn’t seem to have chemistry with anyone.
She manages to suck the energy out of the room just from entering it. The best part of Sabrina was lost when she lost the glasses.
Please make her go away.

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

LOL

Shay
Shay

Touche’, Harry! TOUCHE”!!!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

A snail has more energy than Saaaaaaabrina!

Carol
Carol

Thinking Claudette should go first

Ces
Ces

You are making me laugh Harry! Yes, Rapunzel needs to go away with Joe I hope!!

Shay
Shay

Along with Teduardo, Ces!

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

I think Jax got her kidney on the black market….cast is too bloated but i like her…as i mentioned before she would make a good Alison Mckensie if ABC did a Peyton Place reboot-this was my first soap!!!…Amy should be dropped=Felix should be the gossipy nurse!!!

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

I’ve been hoping Ms. Lanier would return to the show since her awesome performance in the (instantly) classic anniversary episode. This woman is a fine actress and I’m looking forward to seeing what is in store for her character. I think the chemistry between her character and Mr. Duell’s has the potential to sizzle. They look really good together.

Regardless, Michael and Sabrina is a pairing that I feel has been a snooze-fest from the get go and needs to be put out of its collective misery. Sabrina looks good with Dr. Joe, though I am highly displeased with him reverting back to looking like sleazy twin Carlos after one episode. This is a strategic blunder, Mr. Valentini, and needs to be corrected. Welcoming back Mr. Parise to the show was a great move, erasing his much-improved new look was definitely not.

Carol
Carol

She is pretty girl and I think Michael might very well be attracted to her especially if Sabrina hooks up with Carlos brother Joe.

Shay
Shay

You mean “re-hooks up”…..she’s obviously been there before! Seems to be a pattern with this chick, Sabs.

Shelley
Shelley

I like her. She’s a good fit for Michael. Right now there are too many unfinished story lines. What’s up with Aron?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Poor Aaron. I like him and would have liked to see a relationship between him and Kristina. I think he is as he seems, a great guy.

Ces
Ces

Agree — I like her with Michael.
Aaron who? that stupid coffee business on the pier is a waste of time. It’s obvious that Krissy would rather have Parker!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Yep, she’d rather be with Parker. That’s “obvious.” As a viewer, I like her with Aaron.

Harry
Harry

And Dylan goes all the way to the Port Charles grill just to get a cup of coffee to go.

Ces
Ces

Harry, once again on target! I was thinking the same thing @ Dillon getting coffee there! I’d be pissed if my bf constantly showed up at my workplace! Dillon & Morgan both need jobs!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

If you’re talking about today Harry (Monday) he went to the metro court where Kiki works …we KNOW he still likes Kiki and Crimson’s office is there.

Letemeatc8ke
Letemeatc8ke

I thought she was really good portraying Luke’s sister, but my first impression of her as Nelle, I found her performance to be kinda flat. I don’t know if she was holding back or if I was expecting too much.

Michael
Michael

I have a feeling she’s Jax’s daughter with another woman since he was clearly hiding something when he came back.

Aria
Aria

What’s the point of jax hiding a secret daughter? He’s not with Carly, why waste time hiding a secret when you don’t owe anyone anything, why would jax be ashamed? The women in his life are the ones who have been unfaithful to him and kept secrets, not jax, so wouldn’t make sense.

paul connolly
paul connolly

While the idea that Nelle may be Jax’ spawn, the idea that a young woman would give up her kidney or blindly follow her parents into getting an operation although she is not sick is a stupid. For one thing, Jocelyn’s surgery was just 5 years ago so Nelle would have been 18, at the most, and unless part of a CULT would have argued over why she was getting surgery.

While I don’t watch GH religiously, this story has peeked my interest to the point where I am perplexed over the need to tell it. If Nelle is the donor of Jax’ young daughter and she is potentially Jax’ older daughter, then why is the character of Jax being jettisoned out of town as opposed to now figuring in how to reintroduce such a great character to the canvas again.

What will happen when the character is written off? Will the adult Nelle – approximately 23 years of age with a teaching job lined up for September (its august) in Atlanta teaching Kindergarten – just opt to stay in town? Sorry, I don’t buy it and truly understand why ratings are not great and why I don’t religiously watch the show.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t think she’s Jax’s daughter; Jax would never abandon or hurt his own child. I think, as I posted at the beginning of this thread (as did a few others) that he bought the kidney either off the black market or , U personalky think he could have put out a search of his own, found a needy family and offered them a ton of money. I’ m not sure if he was aware that her parents tricked her…since the operation was “shady” Nell didn’t t follow blindly. I thought she said she was 15, they told her she was sick…I could be wrong. But how could she have fought for herself? She trusted her parents and before she knew what was happening they put her under anesthesia and she woke up to the horror.

romo
romo

It may have been 5 years ago in the real world, but I doubt GH will tell you it was 5 years ago in soap world. 🙂

Paul
Paul

I thought about that, as well. I’m waiting for soaps to age a character and forget they were born after their older sibling and now they are older. LOL

The main point for me with GH is make it worth while to bring legacy characters back and not for 6 months. Robin is prime example as is Jax. Not worth returning if I’m sure they are out of the show in 6 months.

lizB
lizB

I think he paid for the kidney but it would be interesting if she was a relative.

tinafg
tinafg

She’s lovely! But. Wait. Does this mean they’re dumping Theresa Castillo?

rebecca1
rebecca1

I doubt…looks like she’ all be involved with “Joe”.

tinafg
tinafg

Whew! I’m glad. I like her. She’s such a refreshing character. And I’m so glad they found a way to keep Jeffrey Parise. He’s outstanding!!!

Ces
Ces

hope so, she ran her course.

Shay
Shay

Yes, Ces…..about two years ago!

tinafg
tinafg

I don’t think so. I enjoy her.

Ces
Ces

Yes Shay! I’d say @ the time she left when Patrick chose Robin should have been her cue to leave the show.

Celia
Celia

Isn’t great to disagree, Ces? LOL. I agree with tinafg. I do not mind Sabrina. She’s ok.
We all have our faves….such as Michelle Stafford. I only hope ‘they’ steer Nina in the right direction….enough with the ‘crazy, dumb broad’ thing…..( not my words; my Gran’s..LOL).

Harry
Harry

Yes, Shay and Ces, she lost me at hello.
I have a robo vacuum which is more exciting than Sabrina is, but still, doesn’t suck as much as she does.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi tinafg…there’s always debates on characters…stand your ground. Lol. I like Sabrina too. There are a handful who right from the start didn’t trust her, she was manipulative, she was using Emma to get to Patrick, etc. It was ridiculous. I agree with you. She’s a nice balance…a “refreshing character” as you say and the canvas needs that. But to be honest as much as I like the character her stories don’t draw me in. If they are to keep her I think they’ve got to have her involved in a dynamic storyline or connect her to more people.
Later!

Ces
Ces

Lol Harry!! Good one.
Yes….. Everyone has a right to their opinions on characters. I’m just saying I find Sabrina to be pointless.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Yes, I understand Ces. She has become so, unfortunately. My point was that there were one or two who thought she was a user, a manipulator, she used Emma, etc, etc which honestly, was absurd to me. We can all agree to disagree on whether we LIKE a character, but it strikes me odd at times when viewers interpret things about characters that just aren’t there. But of course, as said, we all have our likes and dislikes. I can imagine how difficult it is for the writers when opinions are do divided. However, they really should take a hint when the majority agrees…as in the case with wanting our many long lost vets.

tinafg
tinafg

Fair enough, Rebecca! It might have been difficult to write for her lately since she was pregnant and ultimately going on maternity leave. Also, in her defense, they have a LARGE cast and it’s difficult to write for everyone. But, if she’s to be a strong character, they need to give her a story, not have her be in the background. Hopefully, this pairing with Jeffrey Parise will work. I adore him and I’m sooooo glad they found a way to bring him back.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I agree tinafg. I have a feeling the writers are going to gage how well the viewers take to Parise’s new character ( so far he doesn’t thrill me) and if they can come up with a compelling story for the two of them. We shall see…

Tinafg
Tinafg

Let’s hope it works!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

First impressions? Second and third, don’t matter, she is a keeper! This is one good example why you DO welcome new characters! She can act circles around half of the current cast, she brought Michael to life and her and Joss were cute together! Needless to say, I’m loving Nelle!

Harry
Harry

I agree with you, Timm.

Rose
Rose

Not sure how Nelle is connected yet, but really like they found a character for Chloe on GH. Like others, I was so impressed with her as young Patricia. Don’t know what this is going to mean for Sabrina, who I also like. Because there is an attraction between Nelle and Michael. They just don’t know it yet. Now if they could find a spot for Nick Stabile, and Carlos/Joe I’d like that, too. But here’s the conundrum as others have noted…already too many characters, unresolved/unrelated stories, and not enough time devoted to popular stories and characters, like Laura, Kevin, Tracey, And this is with Anna on vacation.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Agree and agree. It looks like they’ll probably pair Sabrina with Joe. People fall in and out of love very easily on GH.

Mister Media
Mister Media

She’s great – a breath of fresh air!

Karen
Karen

I like her, But keep her away from Michael. I would like Sabrina and Michael together as well as finding out that her son Teddy is really Michaels due to a switch in test results!

k/kay
k/kay

Epic fail as a rewrite so we make Jax a bad guy! Yawn

k/kay
k/kay

Just don’t get this bunch we have aged Josselyn or whatever her name is to unbelievable age just mind boggling she was a baby now she is older then Jake??

Shay
Shay

And Emma remains in “real time!” Go figure.

Alan
Alan

She definitely had a natural ease in front of the camera but let’s be honest — has anybody had real chemistry with Michael? As for that name…um, no. When I hear Nelle all I think of is Jodie Foster saying “chicka, chicka, chickabee.”

And of course no matter how talented she is, she still has the problem of getting lost in that cast of thousands all with no clearly defined stories and all fighting for screen time…

Celia
Celia

LOL. I must agree, Alan…as usual, your point is well taken. It seems Michael never ages….he looks the same….with his puppy eyes begging for a treat.
The name ‘Nell’ is so passe’ (and why is there an ‘e’ at the end of it?), I actually think of the OLD WEST and saloons. The name does not fit the ‘age’ somehow.
Nonetheless, the character is addictive, and lovely. Also, as I have previously stated, something special is very much alive and vibrant between her and Joss.
Jax? Iffy to me; and not in a good way. He reeks of, “I’m buried in this muck up to my neck”.

Timmm
Timmm

No worse name on canvas than KIKI!

Shay
Shay

You’re right, CeeCee…I thought that name blew out of favor with The Dust Bowl! About the only person I’ve heard of to be named that in modern history is one of Paul Newman’s daughters with Joanne Woodward!

Harry
Harry

Well, there was also that abysmal movie called, “Nell” which starred Jodie Foster.

Rose
Rose

Celia…I also find no big spark between Michael and Sabrina like I do with him and Nelle…and I’m a supporter of Sabrina. My instinct says the real story, whether he’s a good or bad “Joe,” is going to be between her and Joe/Carlos. You do wonder where they pull these names for characters from. Never liked the name Kiki.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’ve always liked Michael…he had great scenes with Steve Burton, Sean Kanan…all of them. I thought he was great with the prostitute with the heart of gold he fell in love withvafter he got out of jail…can’t remember the name of the character or actress but they were great together.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Abby!

Celia
Celia

I like Michael, as well, Rebecca, albeit he turned Benedict Arnold on his bio Dad. I wish he were not so bland. Perhaps it’s because I see no spark between him and Sabrina. I think TPTB are trying too hard ( second time around) pushing these two together.
I saw more connection between Sabrina and Carlos. If Joe sticks around, time will tell if he and she mesh.
However, If a relationship between Joe and Sabrina comes to pass, I will find it somewhat goss….you know; two brothers with the same woman? I know, I know, it’s fiction. LOL.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

CeeCee, I replied to you up above under the Jax comment.

romo
romo

Yes for Michael and Nelle! Enough of trying to make something for Sabrina and Michael. There is nothing there – NO chemistry whatsoever! Chad Duell is being wasted in his role – I never thought that would happen as he came on like a gangbuster when he first began. Give him something to work with.

Ces
Ces

couldn’t agree more!

Darlene Menard
Darlene Menard

Maybe Nell is Jerry Jacks daughter! Then Josslyn and her would be cousins. Jerry Jacks was always helping Helena doing bad stuff. Remember when they made Robin help them.

Dawn D
Dawn D

I think you are right! Or at least Jerry without her permission had it removed for Joss.

Ces
Ces

Hate new characters, but I’ll take this refreshing “natural” actress over 2 handfuls of the stupid ones forced down our throats: SABRINA, NINA, Claudette, Nathan, Griffin, Aaron, JORDAN, Andre, Curtis and Carlos the 2nd!

Ces
Ces

Also, she looks like Diane Lane 😉

rebecca1
rebecca1

I hear what you’re saying…but different characters different temperament.

Celia
Celia

Oh, my gosh, Ces. She DOES look like Diane Lane. I took a closer look. They could be mother and daughter….so uncanny!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Yes, I agree…she does look like Diane Lane! And Tamara Braun as Mika pointed out.

Ces
Ces

All those characters are ffwd worthy.
Celia, I was trying to fugure out who she looked like. Such a natural unpretentious look. Hope Mikey gets her as a love interest!

Shay
Shay

You put it so well, Ces!!!! Love your “Carlos the 2nd!” Hah! The only place we part company is on Griffin….he is a keeper! Good looking, able to act and has a logical place on the canvas as Duke’s son and a supportive character for Anna! Sort of the male equivalent of Chloe’s Nelle. (Although I could do without his part in the Claudette caper…..that had reduced his “good guy” credibility in my mind.)

Ces
Ces

Well, we can’t agree on everything. Haha!! Of course with the over bloated cast, it might be another 2 years before they actually tell Griffin’s whole story.

Celia
Celia

What you said and more, Shay. I think Claudette will prove to be another nut-case. TPTB are doing to Bree what they did to Michelle.
Claudette will have a split-personality ( her other personality’s name is Laurette…LOL), in love with both Nathan and Griffin.
But, Ces does have a point…..dragging both Nathan’s and Griffin’s story indefinitely.
Who ate they, really. I still don’t believe Griffin is Duke’s son. But, I do believe Nathan’s is Valentin’s. I had also said that the cop and the doctor could be brothers. My mind does have a tendency to gallop. LOL.
Furthermore, Shay, you had mentioned that Nathan’s conception was the result of a violent act by Valentin on Liesl. That could prove to be such a powerful storyline, if only TPTB would pick it up. Later, carina.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….True….and just what GH needs, another nutcase!!!! We’re doing so well with the last one….she’s still wandering around Port Charles in desperate search for her own niche and persona! I hope you’re wrong on the dual-identity notion for Claudette….we’ve been there, done that with Connie-Kate, and quite frankly, no one could surpass Kelly Sullivan’s excellent efforts in that respect, so why even go there again? As for desiring both Nathan and Griff??? Talk about wanting one’s cake and eating it, too!!!! There are already too few attractive, eligible types on the GH canvas….only one per customer, please! (While supplies last….) In terms of Nathan’s paternity, who else could his daddy be but Valentin? (Unless it’s Raymond Berlin, who apparently is NOT the father of Rachel Berlin….) It’s the only explanation that makes sense at this point, and why I’ve maintained that Liesl was raped by this vile creature….her terrified reaction to the mere mention of him is so wholly uncharacteristic for her. This is a woman who did the dance with all sorts of evil freaks like Faison and assorted Cassadines….she was in her glory whilst dealing with the criminal likes of Jerry Jacks and Helena….for her to be so spooked by a man, there is only one viable reason, and it would seem to be that she did not willingly participate in her son’s conception….or was at the very least tricked into the situation, albeit that sounds highly doubtful given that Dr. O. is quite canny!!! Oh, and how about this…what if Griff and Nathan are really twins, perhaps unbeknownst to the good doctor/priest himself who honestly does believe he’s Duke’s progeny???? I just don’t think that he’s lying about his parentage as far as he is aware….hmmm.

Celia
Celia

I agree, Shay. Griffin is not lying about his parentage. He does believe he is Duke’s son. I just think there’s more to it than that.
And, speaking of ‘doing the dance’, one of my favorite expressions of lovemaking ( better than doing ‘the nasty’ expression), after a time, everyone in PC will be related, in some way.
My point about Bree is that; she is one of my favorite soap stars….loved her as Jessica/Tess ( alternate personality). Again, I was trying to apply satirical irony. I guess it didn’t work. HA!!
Hmmm, is right!!

Shay
Shay

Well, two years…or the twelfth of never! Same difference on GH, Ces! When Griffin first appeared, I thought he was conning Anna with his claim to being Duke’s son, now I’m not so sure. With all the details currently coming out about his past, I don’t now what he’d have to gain…there’s no fortune to be had and Anna is out of the picture whilst Griff’s previous activities come to the fore. Once again, the ball has been dropped to move on to another plot before a real resolution or explanation has been fully provided for an existing storyline….a very annoying and regular habit on this particular soap. Are the other three this bad???? I don’t watch them, so I cannot say.

Mika
Mika

She reminded me a lot of Carly in many ways. Probably because I saw a slight resemblance to Carly #2 Tamara Braun.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I see it too. Always loved Tamara Braun’s look.

Ces
Ces

Yeah, she looks like Tamara. Bring her back as Carly

Aria
Aria

Tamara Braun can come back as a new character, like Sarah brown did as Claudia Zachara heck bring back Sarah brown back too.

Ghlover
Ghlover

Exactly what i tought! Image if Tanara was still playing Carly ….

aria
aria

omg, here we go again, with the cast is to big, over bloated ect, seem like people love to complain about the same thing over and over again . i’m loving the new addition, i think the young actress is talented, i’ve heard people mention she should’ve been a spencer, but when the only young guys on the show are already spencers it leaves very limited option for love interest. The other one of her being Jax daughter doesn’t quite fly either, mainly because why would jax favor one child over the other, and put one in danger to save the other? doesn’t add up is all i’m saying.

Patrick
Patrick

as long as they ( GH ) don’t mess with the character of Jax…. at the expense of propping Sonny and Carly… I can let this go

outside of that : I think this gal is a natural…

AND … I actually saw some chemistry with Michael , right out of the gate. SO… and that’s a big sigh of… discontent… Michael character is not one of my faves…

2 ps’

1. I am LOVING Dr. Joe… if it’s with Sabrina… GH goes with… so be it… all the actors on GH are better for his REEL

2. I think this gal has that fresh faced ingénue heroine in the making… ala : Christie Clark… ex-Carrie DAYS of OUR Lives

you deserve this opportunity

I hope you end up in Aaron orbit…

Kathie
Kathie

I think she’s Carly’s daughter and she gave her up before coming to PC 😉

dmr
dmr

That would be a familiar twist to what happened between Bobbie and Carly.

Shay
Shay

That’s an interesting theory, but why would Jax be so eager to hide the identity of Carly’s long lost daughter???? Everyone in Port Charles knows that his ex-wife was always a huge hussy, so having an illegitimate child would come as absolutely no surprise to anyone. And if Carly allowed Joss’s health to suffer all the while knowing she had another offspring out there that could have saved her– yet did nothing in order to to cover up her past as an unwed mother—what does that say about her????

Rob K
Rob K

Chloe Lanier…what a find! She has brought a whole new game to the canvas of GH. She shows intense emotion and an instant, wonderful chemistry with the current cast. I hope that GH has a wonderful story for her to remain a part of because this young lady will be an acting icon very soon.

Ces
Ces

Lol Shay!! Yes!! She needs to go and take new-Carlos with her!

Shay
Shay

New Carlos/Old Carlos….same difference! Yep, they need to go, Ces!!!!

dmr
dmr

I like the actress. I think she is a cute and talented young lady.
I could care less about the Joslyn transplant storyline, as I think it is ridiculous how TPTB did a complete 180 of the original storyline. Also, nu-Joslyn needs to be recast. The actress is way too over the top and in your face. Her acting is a little forced and it seems as though she is trying out for Broadway with her facial expressions and tone.

Ck
Ck

I think we are about to see something special with Ms. lanier. There is some Tamara Bruan-ish about her, with a hint of Sarah Brown. She’s just uniquely different and it works!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Yes Ck, a few of us have mentioned (above) that as well. Seems like we’re getting lookalikes these past few weeks. Many of us us thought Nick Stabile looked like Sean Kanan.

Ck
Ck

Not her looks, it’s her stage presence that mimics Tamara. I’m impressed that she can play and hang with the veterans too. You can see that Maurice and Laura enjoy their scenes with her. She is a hidden treasure waiting to be explored!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Ah…Interesting; I think most of us were referring to her looks. Tamara played a “tough” chick in a very unique way. She just exuded femme fatale…her model- thin body, the way she crossed her arms, smirked, raised an eyebrow, laughed. I don’t see that in Chloe…yet. Never know…. But I think we all agree, she’s very good.

Ghlover
Ghlover

A missed opportunity though for a KIki recast!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I love the current Kiki!

Ces
Ces

Oooh, hadnt thought @ that. They need to change KiKi’s name. So grating!

Patricia
Patricia

I don’t know. I agree that Jax is typically not someone to abandon his child, but he was suddenly so relieved and positively genial once he knew there would be no kidney biopsy. He actually smiled and was nice to Eden! Somehow his stress level dropped greatly. The biopsy would presumably give them DNA information. Yes, it may have also led to proof of his role in the organ procurement. I’m just not certain that’s the full extent of his involvement. I was ready to believe the secret was that he had moved heaven and hell to find a suitable kidney at any price and by any means. Of course, as was said, Jerry Jax would have the black market connections. I also love the idea of it being Nina’s child! Yes, I like the current Kiki too. I was never a big fan of the Alderson girl from OLTL. Morgan is seriously annoying me, particularly his assumptions about his relationship with Kiki. I like the idea of Kiki and Dylan.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I noticed the decreased stress level too, Patricia. But I still don’t think Jax would abandon his child, subject her to harm and certainly she’d be taken care of financially even by a secret benefactor. No, I think this has something to do with Jax and how he came by the kidney. (on a real stretch but less so maybe she’s Jerry’s and Jax found out about her…but still…same loyalty would apply to his niece). Not sure which is what makes it interesting…even though I’m leaning toward my previous comments throughout this page. Regardless, I’m just so happy to have Jax back!

Patricia
Patricia

I agree, Rebecca, he would take care of his child regardless. It just seems like he is hiding something else as well. Of course, there is no level to which Jerry would not sink. It is interesting regardless. Yes, I am thrilled he is back! I love Ingo and the character. I hope he stays longer, but I’d rather have him for a while than not at all.

Patricia
Patricia

I agree with all who like Chloe Lanier. She can act and is interesting to watch. I hope she stays around.

JPIMENTEL
JPIMENTEL

Why is it lately that Sam and Jason mumble so much, Ive rewind itand lis t en several times and cantfigure what their saying

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

On a separate note, it seems a few don’t like the name Nell. I kinda like it BECAUSE it’s not common today. I looked it up and one of its meaning’s is “bright, shining star” which actually describes the actress and perhaps the character too. But Nell has a romanticism about it to me, something away far removed from today’s craziness…

Nelly Furtado does okay! Nell…short for Penelope. Never liked that name until Penelope Cruz. And then there’s Chloe, the actress’s real name. Always loved that one!

Brett
Brett

I don’t mind her, but the cast of this show is just too large, they need less not more. We go weeks, months without seeing some of our favourites and then we see constant newbies on screen.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

If she continues to play the part so blandly and then paired with bland Michael then I’m afraid it’s a no

TARA MOORE
TARA MOORE

I liked her immediately. I keep thinking she looked familiar but I had no idea she has played “young Patricia”. I remember now how good she was then. I’m so glad to see she joined GH and I do hope that she and Michael get together. I love Sabrina but never cared for her with Michael. Really I wish she and Patrick had stayed together but sadly his character is gone now. So glad Vincent Parise is back again. Hopefully he will be a good match for Sabrina.

Amber Sinclair
Amber Sinclair

I would really like to know when Mayor Lomax is going to be found out about and the fact that the ballot box was tampered with so that Felicia can become Mayor and get a star role again and Robert Scorpio helping in making that happen. I would also like to know when they will be showing more of the kids on the show since they are a huge part of the show. They use to show kids playing at the house while the grown ups were having conversations. Monica has been on the show the longest, when are they going to really show her Grandma side, she learned from the best Lila Quartermaine! Family in every sense of the word was the foundation of General Hospital. There was the Hardys, Webbers, Kellys, Quartermaines, Cassadines, Spencers, Baldwins, Scorpios, Wards, Corinthos’, the list could go on…..

k/kay
k/kay

I think this girl is going to do to Carly what Carly did to her Mom years ago I think she is Carlly’s daughter but not Sonny’s just a wild guess !

k/kay
k/kay

I think it is a child she gave up before she came to Port Charles to destroy her mothers life. Since we are rewriting history and Jax somehow found out could be wrong but that would be the story I would write.

Mickala
Mickala

The actress that plays Nelle bares a striking resemblance to Carly #2 (Tamara Braun)
The resemblance is eerie. She also delivers a scene similar to how Tamara Braun did during her
GH run.

Jane
Jane

I thinks is something she’s not telling everyone.

Maddie
Maddie

I’m wondering if she’s Bobbie’s and Jerry’s…they were together about that long ago and Bobbie would have been 40ish…

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Flips The Switch In Sonny-Centric Episode Featuring Standout Performances

On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.

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Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”

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At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GH Releases ‘The Sonny & Carly Collection’ Featuring 20 Pivotal Episodes With Three Carlys

The torrid love story between Sonny Corinthos and Carly has been going strong for over two decades.  Now the ABC app and ABC.com are offering up a collection of memorable episodes and pivotal moments between the duo.

However, this collection features three powerhouse actresses who have played the role of Carly: Sarah Joy Brown, Tamara Braun, and the current Carly, Laura Wright.

GH and ABC have released these episodes for viewing to coincide with Maurice Benard’s 25th year on the daytime drama series and a very special anniversary episode airing today on Monday, November 12th.

With the Sonny & Carly Collection, fans will be able to access 20 episodes from Sonny and Carly’s explosive and tumultuous 20-year relationship, chronologically.  Some of the episodes include: Jason is shot in an ambush. Sonny and Carly remarry, even though she is involved with Jax, Sonny confesses to Carly that he shot AJ, Sonny and Carly admit their feelings, and more

The Sonn and Carly collection is available now through February 12th and all 20 episodes are available for viewers with no sign in required at abc.com/sonnyandcarly  and on the ABC app.

The ABC app is available in the App Store, ABC.comAmazon AppstoreGoogle Play and on most connected TV devices.

Check out the Sonny & Carly Collection, and then let us know which was your favorite episode of the bunch via the comment section below!

 

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Kimberly McCullough Directs Episode Of ‘The Conners’; Shares Pics From Show Night

As fans of director and actress Kimberly McCullough know, earlier this week she announced that she would be directing an episode of the the re=branded and renamed ‘Rosanne-less’ series, The Conners.  She originally shared the news of getting the nod to direct the hit comedy sitcom with a photo of the famous Conner kitchen with the words “Yup”.

However on Saturday, Kimberly shared some more behind the scenes photos from tape night, or show night, as they call it in the biz.   She is pictured above with cast members Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson.

ABC executive Nathan Varni tweeted to McCullough: “Thanks for a great week ⁦⁩ directing ⁦⁩ #107! See you soon for your next episode”

No airdate has been released as to when Kimberly’s ‘The Conners” directorial debut will air, but MF TV will keep you posted.

McCullough was also busy directing an episode of the new FOX sitcom, The Cool Kids just the other week.

How fabulous that the woman who has brought General Hospital’s Robin Scorpio Drake to life is finding just as much success now behind the camera as in front of it.

Will you be checking out Kimberly’s episode of The Conners when it airs?  Do you hope that between all of these directing gigs, she might fit in a visit back to GH? Share your thoughts below.

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