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FRIDAY: GH’s Special Tracy Quartermaine Episode As We Get Ready To Say Goodbye To The Incomparable Jane Elliot!

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Tomorrow on the Friday, April 28th episode of General Hospital, longtime fans are in for a treat in a very special standalone episode dedicated to the character of Tracy Quartermaine played by Jane Elliot who is departing from the series on-air next week.

And while, Elliot is getting to walk through the life and times of Tracy Quartermaine as the character stands trial, viewers will get to relive some of the classic moments of the decades of work from this one-of-a-kind actress.

This is just the tip of the iceberg!  GH plans a major send off for Jane on next week’s May 4th episode which will include a return by Tony Geary (Luke Spencer) in Ellot’s final episode.

Watch after the jump, the fun promo for Friday’s GH. Don’t miss it, and then let us know what you thought about it in the comment section below!

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

Judge Sonny?…isnt that a bit of typecasting-lol

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

Its an episode i look forward to and don’t look forward to…i will miss the banter between Monica and Tracy…Monica needs a new foe…have it turn out she is Dr.Os other long lost sister!!!

Michelle
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Michelle

I have been happy to see the characters of Laura and Tracy become friends. I will miss it when Tracy is gone. Both ladies deserve(d) as much air time as they can get and it was nice to see both of them in multiple story lines over the last year. I will be sad if, after Tracy leaves, Laura is going to only be in Lulu story lines again.

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

Interesting idea! Monica is adopted, after all.

Jenny
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Jenny

Perhaps I am in the minority here….but I want a recast! Not to diminish the wonderful work Jane has done over the decades….but there have been large periods of time when she was off the canvas and not on the show. She has never been a leading character per se who drove front burner story….but she was always therr stirring the pot. Soaps have always had those grande dames…those mature women who can still kick ass! There are any number of actresses in that age range who could ably tackle this part and that viewers would love to watch doing… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

NOW, how about letting “Monica” (Leslie C. have her big story–she’s looking great, by the way–and acting up a storm!) ?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed! Give LC some more great story! She’s been just great–since she’s been given some sassy lines. More, please. Hasn’t she earned it?????

Shay
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Shay

That’s a fabulous idea, jimh!!! Dr. O. needs to be frontburner status now that Tracy is vacating Port Charles….Jane Elliot’s departure leaves a huge gap that Kathleen Gati and her mirthful mayhem could fill, particularly given there is such a limited supply of viable over-50 lead actresses left on the GH canvas!…Finola and Genie, plus Carolyn and Leslie, could definitely use the addition of Liesl Obrecht to spice up their storylines, and Ms. Gati is much too talented to be utilized in such a limited capacity….especially with the NB right around the corner! I certainly hope she is allowed to… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

HaHa, Jimmy. This was the best written, the wittiest episode, ever. Kudos, writers!! Judge Sonny represented the perfect satirical irony. I had such a good chucke. The Devil and the gavel. LOL. But, Scotty’s ” I object! Rhetorical question!’ ……Well, it just threw me over the edge. Laughed sooo hard. The depiction of ‘angelic’ Diane swathed in a white skirt with a cream mod jacked…..reminiscent of of the sun-King’s court ( how a’ propos) was a ‘spoofy’ touch. Not quite white; not quite virginal; not quite pure. These nostalgic scenes meant nothing to me, as I am not familiar with… Read more »

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

Samira?…more like Vampira!!!…she reminds me of a 1950s B movie vampire !!!-l0l

Charday
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Charday

I, too, have been enjoying the resurgence of Monica Q on GH and hope it continues. She’s such a great actress and deserves an ongoing storyline. I, too, am still for re-casting Tracy Q. We need more Quartermaines, not less. As far as today’s episode, I hated how they kept showing the vintage clips on iphones and pads–too small. But overall, a good episode.

Shay
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Shay

I actually had the opposite reaction, CeeCee….I thought today’s episode was appallingly awful and a huge letdown…the only saving grace(s) were the flashbacks—especially Tracy’s classic “heart attack” scene with Edward—but there certainly weren’t enough of them….they should have comprised the entire show! (It was quite bittersweet to see the beautiful Anna Lee as Lila once again…what a sweet, almost beatific, gentlelady she was!) But other than those few fleeting moments of blissful nostalgia, I felt as though I had wasted nearly an hour of my life watching that disappointing drivel and I just wanted it back! And that makes me… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. Oh, friend ‘o mine, LOL. I was applauding the scenes in court…..how ridiculously hilarious it was. I suppose I have a twisted sense of humor. I thought the writing was splendidly buffoonish. That was the whole point, in my opinion. Those characters; or, shall I say, caricatures were specificcaly ‘hand-picked’ to mock them….the. hilarity of mise en scene got me!!…as I said; a spoof….ridiculing something serious for comic relief is one of the tools used in all genre of writing. The symbolism worked for moi. Nonetheless, I did emphasize the fact that the flashbacks, albeit unfamiliar to me, hit… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
PS, my Shay….I think the interpretation of the court scene was completely misunderstood. Look at it from a literary point of view…..not that I am comparing this writing to any of the greats’ ( my favorite; Moliere, who ridiculed society’s hypocrisy to the hilt), but, I was impressed with that particular court scene and why Sonny was chosen. If one explores the idea, it is quite satirical. In my opinion, the method did the trick.

Celia
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Celia

Specifically
Clarity
Sorry for butchering some words….typing in a hurry, as usual. LOL.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCeeGirl….Please understand that I do applaud your well-expressed analysis of Friday’s GH episode via a literary standpoint….it’s not that I don’t appreciate or recognize the satire or allusions to which you so ably refer..I think we were just looking for totally different things in our viewing experience. Having grown up with the character of Tracy, I anticipated a sentimental trip down memory lane via as many flashbacks as possible, since there was indeed a very rich history upon which to draw from the GH archival vaults. On the other hand, you were more engrossed in the here-and-now and the comically-based… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

P.S. That’s not to say that I don’t appreciate “twisted humor!” Since you mentioned your own love of offbeat humor, CeeCeeGirl, I just had to ask, off topic for a second, have you ever partaken of the late ’80’s British cult classic “Withnail and I” starring Richard E. Grant? I had seen it before, but re-watched it not long ago in the middle of the night, and I was laughing so hard I had to cover my face with a pillow so as not to wake the whole house…it was utterly hilarious, in the most truly awful way…the nasty, shambolic… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hey, jimh! I’ll meet you halfway….how about “Sampira????”

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

Thats Sam Morgan-lol,,who sucks the life out of all her scenes!!!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

It is wonderful to see Miss Elliot get some love from GH. She has been a force on this show even with some lackluster story lines. She is top talent! Jane Elliot, THANK YOU! Many of us will be thrilled to see this special hour in tribute of you and your estimable talent.

robbie
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robbie

Fingers crossed! Let’s give the Lady a proper send-off. Jane, thank you for entertaining me all these years. Enjoy your next chapter, but visit anytime you want.; you’ll be greatly missed. Long live Jane, Tracy, the Q’s, and GH

Aria
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Aria

I’m going to buy this episode on iTunes for keepsake, I’m going to miss her so much . Please pay us visits ms. Elliot.

Barb
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Barb

I so did not want to see Luke return at all and especially not to be with Tracy or take her away. He is so in love with himself there is no room for anyone else. I will miss Jane Elliott, but am happy she is taking care of herself and doing what she wants and enjoys. This storyline with the painting and Turkey is not one I am enjoying at all.

Michelle
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Michelle

I am not looking forward to seeing Luke either.

Timmm
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Timmm

You people are pissed off because him and Laura didnt run off into the sunset. LET IT GO!

Bonbonn62
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Bonbonn62

I guess you do not know of Jane and Tony real friendship. It’s a perfect send off

Timmm
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Timmm

Thank you.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I couldn’t have said it better, Barb! Right on target!

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, Nancy…I’m glad you liked it!

Shay
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Shay

I’m referring to Jane’s departure saga as “The Tale of Two Turkeys,” the first being the country, and the latter being Luke. Of course, you could also spring for a third reference to the fowl creature, in that this storyline itself is also a real turkey!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Kudos, Shay! Right on target–re turkeys! 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Her and Tony are good friends. It would be HER choice if she wanted him there!

Steve
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Steve

Other than the inclusion of Sonny, this sounds like it will be very special. The self-contained aspect of the episode allows them to use clips of both David Lewis and John Ingle, both equally beloved Edwards – don’t hold your breath for a Jed Allan clip 🙂

Since residuals have to be paid to actors for flashback scenes, other than the aforementioned Edwards, Lila and Alan (plus Luke) I’m not sure we’ll see many other non-current cast members. Original recipe Larry (Hugo Napier), Ned (Kurt McKinney), Dillon (Scott Clifton) and Lulu (Julie Berman) would be welcomed surprise clips.

Jenny
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Jenny

WHY OH WHY does it have to be Sonny?!?!?! Bring back Stuart Damon as the judge! Someone who has history and an emotional connection to Tracy! If his part is anything more than brief in the Tracy episode…I will gouge my eyes out with a shrimp fork!!! Even when the story has nothing whatsoever to do with him, Sonny somehow manages to become the centrepiece! I loathe the character of Sonny…always have….and cannot wait for his final tribute episodes! I say episodes because you just know if he ever announced he was leaving…he would get an entire swerps month devoted… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Okay, to Maurice Bernard’s credit, his part in this episode was subtle and did not take the spotlight from Jane.

Unfortunately, Stuart Damon can no longer appear. It was great to see him in the flashback scenes. Interesting that they used David Lewis in the flashback scenes and showed John Ingle a few times in picture frames. Quite surprised the inclusion of Jenny Eckert, who was the only former cast mate (not counting Luke) shown.

This past week has solidified Ned as the heart and soul of the Q family. Lila would be proud.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey, Jenny! I agree! Wouldn’t it have been great if Genie could have been the judge? There’s a winning idea.

Timmm
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Timmm

“Judge Alan” would have been perfect!

Timmm
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Timmm

Jed Allan, that is funny!

Lee (Phyllis)
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Lee (Phyllis)

Can’t wait to see it!!!!! Good luck Jane!!!!!! Will miss you!!!!!

Anne
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Anne

please let Tracy leave Port Charles to be reunited with Luke.

Harry
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Harry

Parting is going to be such sweet sorrow. I love Tracy Quartermaine and Jane Elliot has brush stroked this character with hues of complexity and nuance. I look forward to watching the flashbacks which will co relate with her swan song. I am especially happy that they will show that infamous scene in which Tracy turns her back on her father as he begs her to give him his heart pills. That scene is oh so early Bette Davis of the early 40s. I do have one quibble. Why, oh why, did they have to insert a new character into… Read more »

Michelle
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Michelle

I agree. I wish the story contained less Samira.

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

She is a remote controlled zombie-lol

Shay
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Shay

Welcome back, Harry, and not a moment too soon…..you’ve been missed! Your thoughts regarding the unwelcome departure of one of GH’s most divine ever creatures, Tracy Angelica Quartermaine, really hit the mark. For those of us who grew up watching this incomparable queen of daytime, it shall be a sad day, indeed, when she bids Port Charles farewell for the final(?) time…Like you, I am looking forward with bated breath to seeing those vintage clips of “La Quartermaine” at her biting best….those not familiar with the backstory of this compelling—and sometimes cruel—character are in for a rare treat, to be… Read more »

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

Vampira and Sabs…not much difference there!!!

annie
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annie

I so agree with you! Ivy Natalia is an awful actress & she looks like an alien!

Priscilla
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Priscilla

Oh, I so agree with you. Her eyes freak me out. They can’t be natural- probably blue contacts? WHY? And its an irritating story line. Not the way I imagined they’d send Tracy off. Why is the painting the only thing that will save her daughter? And how do we know she is telling the truth about her daughter?? Stupid story line. Jane Elliott deserves better!

Celia
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Celia

That is the sixty-four million dollar question, Priscilla. Why, indeed. I think money came into question, but, Samira summarily dismissed that idea, emphasizing the fact that only the painting would do.
Hmmmm. There’s so much more here than meets the eye. However, I would not put it past the PTB that they don’t even know yet. Same minestrone being simmered, stirred and served.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hi there, Harry! Long time; no see! Agree with you (of course!) 🙂

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Not to mention how poorly the story is being written. No skepticism that Samira is who she says, no reason to doubt that her daughter exists or that she even knows where she is (in which case why wouldn’t she simply notify authorities), no explanation for why the painting is the only source of value that would suffice to pay off the traffickers, no objective viewpoint that the painting has any authenthic value in the first place. And no explanation as to why Samira needed to follow Tracy and Laura back to the U.S. instead of confronting them at the… Read more »

Anne
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Anne

The obvious hole in the storyline is why Samira must have the painting to save her daughter from traffickers. The Quartermaines have resources to rescue the daughter, without the painting being sold. Samira seems to plan to check a $20 million painting on a commercial flight to Turkey? Right. Samira may yet turn out to be not what she seems. Ned needs to figure all this out.

Alan
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Alan

I’ve also been wondering why the painting is the only way for Samira to save her daughter. Even if the Quartermaines didn’t have the means to save the girl, there’s WSB agent Anna living in town (well, everybody thinks it’s Anna but we all know it’s her evil twin) or Monica could call her former fling Sean Donnelly to see if he could use his connections to help them.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Harry!!!! Is it really you? Not Tabitha, Samantha, Addison, Sadie, Lady, Howdy Doody, etc??? Could it be??? Welcome home!!!! 🙂 Ahem. In deference to our sweet tradition of disagreeing…but not where it REALLY counts such as the current nightmarish reality…I kinda feel bad for Samira. First, I actually think she’s doing a great job in this role. I’m assuming that the hesitance, the stiff walk, the creepy eyes are all for the part. If I saw her in another role and she carried herself the same way I’d have a different opinion. But it seems to me that she’s just… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

Harry I agree bout Samir’s, in fact I don’t know what to make of this character, I hope she is not sticking around she is to odd for me.

k/kay
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k/kay

Good luck Jane you were a wonderful asset to GH wish I could say your exit story has been worthy of you but does not sound like it has! Best wishes enjoy your retirement!

Sandy
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Sandy

She will be missed. Happy retirement!

Alan
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Alan

Wow — that promo looks super fun with the moral center of Port Charles Sonny Corinthos as a judge! Hahaha! I haven’t laughed that hard since ex-Metro Court hostess Kiki became a nurses’ aid overnight.

(As for bringing back Luke — even for an episode — no thank you.)

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

And right you are–bringing back Luke? “No thank you.”

Dan
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Dan

Do you like anything or anyone, Alan? Nothing but negativity from you in every single post you make. You must be real fun at parties.

Lil' Angel
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Lil' Angel

I always look forward to Alan’s well thought out analysis of all things GH, as well his sense of humor, which this post is a clear example of.

And for the record, Alan IS real fun at parties.

Steve
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Steve

Before I saw the original message, I thought your response was a line Tracy might have said to her brother years ago, lol

Alan
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Alan

Actually, I like many things — especially good character driven storytelling. I suppose my sense of humor and my refusal to just accept whatever the writers serve up without question or critique could read as negative to some, while others see it as merely another opinion in a sea of many.

(And not to toot my own horn, but I’ve been told on more than one occasion that the party doesn’t get started until I show up…)

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, Alan. Wow, lo and behold!!!! Someone sees the hilarity and ‘farout’ premise of the court scene with Sonny!!

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

Bring it on!!! 🙂

Terry
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Terry

I called it weeks ago, that Luke would be back for her finale. I made the first comment, when Michael Fairman posted the info.

aria
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aria

sorry to tell you theres no price for you, the only person who made “calling” this a contest is you, so good for you.

Terry
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Terry

Honey Child, I never said this was a contest. But if it was, I WON, I WON, I WON, I WON!

Aria
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Aria

Lol, ok you won, you won!!

Rodd
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Rodd

I will look forward to watching this. So sad about Jane Elliot leaving. I do wish, however, that TG didn’t need to be a part of this. Don’t miss him at all. Best wishes to Ms. Elliot in whatever she plans to do next.

Patricio
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Patricio

I agree Rod. He steal scenes but I think it is what Ms.Elliot wants. Should be a great episode. These leaves Leslie Chareleson as the last one !

JLH
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JLH

I really look forward to those flashbacks. Don’t look forward to a GH with Jane/Tracy though… 🙁

Timmm
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Timmm

They should have hired Judge Judy. Judge Sonny? Is Carly the bailiff? Sonny needs to look in the mirror and then hand it off to Carly!

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Timmmy. The point of having Sonny as the judge is very poignant . The courtroom scene was a spoof….unnatural, if you will. I thought it was very fitting. The Devil as a judge!

Celia
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Celia

Oh, when I say poignant, Timmmy, I mean it in a most pathetic way, as I consider Sonny a sad excuse for a human being. So, the ‘impertinence’ of his passing judgment unto others merits laughter and mockery.
I thought the writers did an excellent job here.

Timmm
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Timmm

He was low key and the episode MINUS that awful Shamira, was very well done!

Shay
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Shay

GH couldn’t afford Judge Judy, Timmmbo! (Hey, you get why you pay for….)

mike
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mike

Leave them wanting more, we still need this great actress to anchor GH. It is a terrible loss to the show. But GH will need to recast because the show is nothing without the Q’s and the Quartermaines are nothing without Tracy..

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

In the full interview, Michael Logan and Jane agreed that Ned has potential to be the titular head of the Q.s. The actor has “the right stuff”–I agree.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I would love if Wally Kurth stayed on. I hope he’s not going to disappear once Tracy exits. (I’m still wondering if he and Olivia will get married. She’s barely on. Her role was greatly reduced.)

annie
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annie

I will miss Tracy but I hope that awful actress Ivy Natalia will go with her. Her eyes have to be fake! She looks like a freaking alien!

Steve
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Steve

Jane Elliot’s exit interview with Michael Logan once again shows the level of class, style and intelligence we have always known from her. She justifies her exit story and leaves the window cracked a tiny bit for short-term returns in the future.

A true soap legend.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes!

JK
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JK

WISHING JANE ELLIOTT A FUN-FILLED WONDERFUL RETIREMENT….SHE DESERVES IT AFTER A GREAT CAREER…….JANE WILL BE MISSED !

Still a fan
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Still a fan

The DVR is set.

Dan
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Dan

Very much looking forward to the episode, I’m glad they’re giving Jane Elliot the tribute she deserves. I haven’t really cared for the storyline with the painting and this new character Samira that they’re trying to foist on us. But this will be a great episode, I have no doubt. Unlike some of the other posters here that are fixated on Sonny being the judge for Tracy’s “trial”, I have a sense of humor and can laugh at the tongue in cheek aspect of Port Charles’ biggest criminal being the judge. Which is something I’m sure Tracy will mention. But… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

I’m not fixated on Sonny being the judge — I simply think it feels forced, as does Nathan as the bailiff. For my money the episode would’ve played better if Tracy had been hit on the head and been met at the Pearly Gates by her late brother Alan who could’ve recounted her numerous misdeeds and explained that she had not lived a life worthy of entrance to Heaven. The idea of Tracy knowing her beloved parents were so close and being denied a reunion with them because of her actions would’ve been more poignant than the forced efforts Jean… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Always on cue, Alan…kudos!!

Shay
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Shay

@Dan….I don’t think it’s so much failing to embrace the humor of the situation of “Judge Corinthos,” but rather experiencing that all-too-familiar sense of weariness deja vu that “Sonny Overkill” has once again brought to GH. There were other legacy characters who had a much longer history with Tracy that could have proved a more appropriate person to adjudicate her actions…primarily Laura or Monica, heck, even ex-hubby/DA Paul Hornsby would have been a great candidate to have re-appeared in this courtroom parody, especially given his current status as a convicted murderer! There’s the ultimate irony for you! Or even yet… Read more »

Bill
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Bill

I agree with the above sentiments, especially about wishing that Luke wasn’t involved. Would frankly rather see her leave the canvas arm-in-arm with Larry Ashton, actually. LOVED that character!

Steve
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Steve

But only if it were the real Larry, not the imitation Ashton we’ve had for the last month.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

okay…having watched the episode I thought it was a huge fail. yes, I loved the flashbacks and for some reason Jane getting clunked on the head was hilarious to me…something about the way she fell just got me in hysterics. LOL…(I’m having a flashback.) Stuart Damon…so nice to see him. Wally Kurth was so freaking handsome! Still is…but his younger years he was just soooo fine. (not to mention the original Ned…gorgeous!. ) But I digress again. Though done for comic effect I hated how they STILL made AJ the loser. Even in death Tracy couldn’t mourn for him…respect him.… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Rebecca, I loved your Oz suggestion.

Nathan’s inclusion is purely budget which correlates with Jane Elliott’s comment about who appears. With Kirsten Storms out, Ryan Paevy is not meeting his contracted guarantee, so there was no additional cost to include him vs recurring John York (Mac). I miss Mac as much as you.

At one point Tracy was fond of AJ. Check YouTube for the 2nd time Edward banished her in 1993. On her way out of the mansion, she reminded AJ to stay sober and that she saw potential in him.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks, Steve. And, yes, unfortunately every hire they make comes down to budget/advertiser demands, etc. Disappointment for many of us fans and the actors out of a job. (again, no disrespect to Ryan/Nathan…I’ve liked him from the beginning but I loved Mac and he would have fit much more into the scenario they created.)

I don’t remember Tracy being kind to AJ. I’ll look at it on youtube as you suggested. Thanks for pointing me to the clip.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You got it, Rebecca!:)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

🙂 Nancy

dmr
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dmr

I loved AJ; but I had to laugh how Tracy said, “not you AJ,” because it was just so “Tracy” to say something like that. Wait, I loved Sean Kanan as AJ, NOT that wimp Billy Warlock. Ick. TPTB decimated the core family to prop up the mob families. Disgusting. You are right, where was Mac? Would have made much more sense to utilize Mac, especially since we were being treated to a special episode honoring a legacy character. Good point!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks, dmr. It WAS funny…lol…and typical of Tracy to say that. But still…hahaha…I just wanted her to follow it up with one of her reflective moments and say, “even you, AJ…I miss even you.”

Funny you mentioned Billy Warlock. He was actually at a Halloween party I attended in Manhattan years ago…he’s actually very cute!

And, sigh…Mac. Cannot understand why they cut him. Such a great character! I still hold out hope they’ll bring him back!

Diane
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Diane

bye-bye General Hospital, I’ve watched and recorded since 1978, but without Tracy No More, Tracy is the MATRIARCH of General. If she wants more money, give it to her, she earned it !!!! Get rid of High paid ones who cannot act, like Laura, Bobbie, & Anna., And give Tracy what she has earned. BRING TRACY BACK TO SAVE ELQ. Do not let Samira be a Quartermaine. Tracy’s painting would fit so nice in the ELQ office, right next to Edward’s painting.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny was low key, the clips were cool, especially seeing David Lewis and Jane was remarkable! I believe what we saw with her responses were true feelings coming from her heart. I hope they throw that painting in the harbor, Samira dives in after it, Luke comes flying up in a speedboat, runs over Samira, Tracy grabs the painting, jumps into the boat and her and Luke live happily ever after!

Lucy
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Lucy

Oh timmmm. Thanks for the laugh.

Timmm
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Timmm

I love Lucy!

janet
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janet

I gave in and watched. Big mistake. Sonny the judge, no thanks. jane of course was great,goes without saying. Luke no thanks, The one and only good thing was.They didn’t kell her off, so she could come back for weddings, funerals, etc. Maybe to visit Monica. They didn’t show her with Joe. Those two had great on screen chemistry, but we get Luke .Right now its nice to see Laura with kevin, this show Genie didn’t ever need Luke. she shines without him. Bye Jane hope she comes back once in a while. And they advertise it beforhand, So I… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

I just watched this episode on Tuesday, and I loved it. First of all, I love Kin Shriner and his comedic capabilities. Paired with Carolyn Hennesy and of course, Jane Elliot, comedic gold. I wish TPTB focused more on flashbacks during the course of Jane’s departure than this ridiculous Samira character and stupid storyline. The veteran viewers appreciate and love flashback episodes and treasure seeing old characters and revisiting old storylines.

General Hospital

Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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