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FIRST LOOK: General Hospital Promo! It's Sonny Corinthos Vs. Jerry Jacks! Can The Mobster Save Port Charles?

We knew that GH executive producer and head writer, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati were planning something big to usher in General Hospital to its new time slot starting on Monday, September 10th.

And today, fans get their first glimpse of what will go down in the high action adventure drama that harkens back to the heyday of GH,  starting the week the  lone ABC soap moves to its new time destination.

In this newly released ABC promo to Entertainment Tonight, it’s Sonny Corinthos who is going to try and take on and take down evil Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roche) to save his beloved town of Port Charles.  Daytime Emmy winner Maurice Benard as Sonny states in the sneak peek, “When it comes to my city, my family, I will make sure this monster knows — I’m coming for him!”

Now after the jump take a look at the dramatic promo,  and as you will see,  the location shoot that Valentini was touting on Twitter recently is clearly part of the storyline and the all the action!

So, are you excited to see how this all plays out? Let us know!

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ethel
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ethel

this promo is all over the internet & it is just awesome – i can not wait!

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael
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Michael

Wow! That promo was great. Can’t wait to see the shot on location episodes. Should be some good TV!

susan M.
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susan M.

Sounds all good to me !!!!!!!!!

Mary H
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Mary H

Can’t wait! Looks awesome!

Melissa
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Melissa

I cant wait !

Nancy
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Nancy

I am absolutely in love with Frank and Ron. What they have done to improve the most boring of all the soaps is beyond my wildest dreams. I can hardly wait to see what’s coming.

susan M.
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susan M.

Ditto!!!!!!!!

Chris
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I’m sorry, but I just can’t take this seriously. This is what Cartooni have planned for a “blockbuster September”? Really? It just seems like even more of the same old, same old garbage/nonsense. Wake me when GH is ready to celebrate its 50th and/or nears its finale. RC and FV are so overrated and I can’t believe how some GH fans/cheerleaders and soap sites like this keep kissing their fannies to the nth degree. Yes, a segment of people who’ve been watching the show the whole time and/or watched OLTL may think that GH’s quality has improved. But while vocal,… Read more »

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

What a downer you are, Chris! You don’t sound like a true supporter of daytime dramas. While you have the right to your opinion, I must ask you not to spoil things for the rest of us. Many of us here have watched and loved all three of the ABC soaps for decades. We are still hurting over the loss of AMC and OLTL and we are holding on tight to GH as the last remaining soap on this network. Of course, nothing is perfect, but Frank V. and Ron C. HAVE breathed new life into this show, and many… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

We need to be positive about GH…I think the promo was really good..Sonny is doing something good & honest…He really cares what happens to Port Charles… Yes GH quality has improved….RC & FV kept GH on the air longer or it could have been gone to along with AMC &OLTL…Be happy you still have a soap to watch…Time will tell & will have to keep watching and see what happens the wk. of Sept.10…..

Mary
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Mary

Its people like you that are not soap fans.I lost my favorite AMC almos a year ago and I would take it with people off other soaps.I stopped watching GH because of all the mob and freezing Port Charles.Now I’m back to watching it and love it.I didn’t watch OLTL but sure enjoy the peole from there on Gh.GH is fantastic now and has me back ,Frank is doing it justic and making into what a soap should be.I went threw Frons tearing AMC apart with his ideas how it should be done and never gripped or tuned out.I’m a… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

Chris – Frank and Ron have improved GH greatly. The pace is faster and more characters have storylines. I really get sick and tired of all the whiners who don’t seem happy GH is still around. FYI I have been watching GH since the days of Steve/Audrey/Lucille and Jesse/Phil. That’s a very long time. So stop whining and just enjoy GH or stop watching all together!

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Teresa

Looks awesome. Can’t wait to see it.

jp
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Looks awesome. Cant wait.

jim
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Sorry, but Mo Mumbles Bernard does nothing for me to be excited about when it comes to GH. Change the show’s name to GM (General Mobsters). Until they actually show the inside of the hospital for more than 30 seconds in an episode, it’s really misleading advertising.

susan M.
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susan M.

SONNY TO THE RESCUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LenTonio
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LenTonio

Chris you need a life, this show has gotten better since they gotten rid of Jill, so take negitivity to dumpster?

heidi
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heidi

Love it!!! Just hope they are not trying to take Sonny out with this!

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The problem with Cartooni is they can’t come up with an original idea to save their lives. And therefore you can see these storylines coming a mile away. Does anyone really think everyone in PC is going to die? Further, Jason and Sonny once again are the “heroes”. YYYAAAAWWWWNNN. This stuff was boring in 1990; it’s just plain sad now.

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I think its great. I love how people say “Ron and Frank haven’t changed anything with GH” when in fact the ratings are ten times better which is why the even get to see a 50th anniversary and GH is way more exciting than any soap that’s on right now. There are 4 soaps left. Let’s support them all! Because the same people who “hate the new GH” are the same people who watch everyday. And further more its not that new, Ron is using the past storylines to drive future storylines which is fantastic. What do people want? First… Read more »

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You may love GH, but the facts simply do not support your claim. The ratings are NOT “ten times better” (even if you said that as an exaggeration to make your point). The fact is that despite weekly fluctuations, 8 months into 2012 the ratings have NEVER risen above the point they were last year, when they were at an all-time low. And for the most part, GH is dead-last in virtually every ratins category. Without the 2-headed monster of Cartooni, even DOOL has risen in the ratings since the Olympics. And speaking of the Olympics, all of your soap… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

Me – are you serious? Do you realize that Neilsen is being sued for manipulating ratings for shows in oher countries? For that reason alone the true GH/soap fan, which you are obviously not, should not believe this antiquated ratings system. If you can do better than Frank and Ron by all means submit your storylines to them. Go for it, but don’t be condescending to the real GH fans many who, like myself, have watched GH for almost 50 years. I swear you sound like Brian (I hate soaps) Frons.

Jillie
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Well damn Me if you have left the 70’s why are you even in here posting. What does it matter to you what us 70’s folk do? You should be so busy with your “real” life that you wouldn’t have any time to come in here and take time to post. Go watch your real world shows would ya and stop boring us with your views.

Lynn A
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Lynn A

Your facts about ratings are based on Neilsen ratings, right? Well, do you know anyone who actually has Neilsen boxes in their home? And do you know how many of them are in key demographics? This is the problem with ratings……we have no clue who is actually watching ANYTHING, including the Olympics! We only know what people with these boxes are watching…that’s it!

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

Why is my earlier comment still awaiting moderation?

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So you still watch GH and you are unhappy with the storylines. Seems if you didn’t like it you wouldn’t watch. Soaps are obviously still important to you cause you took the time to get on this site, click on this link, read these posts, and then respond. Thank you for your jaded but nonetheless support of daytime. Even bad publicity is at least publicity 🙂

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Sorry this was to the above post not this one

MK
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WOW! GH hasn’t has a decent action Location shoot (the Carnival in 2010 doesn’t count, it was on the ABC Lot) since Puerto Rico in 1994!

And of course is always the hero

kathleen johnson
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kathleen johnson

wow i agree what a downer how about being positive ron and frank have been doing a great job gh is more interesting now i can not wait to seeeach episode sonny and jason are my favorites i have two grown daughters and they have been watching since they were about 10 and they still watch i have been watching guess since 1979 the promo looks great can not wait looks like jerry takes alexis and what is up with those cards and ewen bad guy after all looking foward to sept 10th again frank and ron great job guys… Read more »

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

Yah for Sonny who is real good guy!! I wil be watch that big explosive between Sonny Vs. Jerry Jaxs and save PC just like Robert Scorio Vs. Mr. B in 80’s

Chris
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Chris

Folks, the ratings prove that GH is NOT must see daily TV for many, many viewers. Not to mention that Cartooni are pulling in lower numbers than Guza managed to have in the ratings. They’ve been in change for 6-7 months and have not moved the ratings needle one iota. GH was only given a reprieve because The Revolution tanked so badly, which was not in ABC’s plans. No matter how some fans feel about GH or how “great” they feel the show is now, the numbers don’t lie. Viewers are steadily leaving GH, especially among the key W18-49 demo.… Read more »

Lynn A
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Lynn A

Again, you are basing this on a ratings system that hasn’t worked since the 80’s! That is what needs to change, not storylines for GH or any other show on tv!

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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

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The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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