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GENERAL HOSPITAL: A Lante Shake-Up! Dominic Zamprogna and Emme Rylan Deliver Power Performances!

Photo: @LaughingPenguin

Photo: @LaughingPenguin

A Lante shake-up and break-up?  That is where things appear to be heading for long-suffering and long-loving duo, Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu Spencer Falconeri (Emme Rylan) after Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital!

After Lulu arrives back in Port Charles, she heads home to Dante and their child, Rocco, where things have gone off the rails!  First, Dante has had sex with Valerie (Brytni Sarpi).   And of course, Lulu left town with Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) to save her brother Lucky (Jonathan Jackson), and her parents Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura ( Genie Francis), and lied to Dante about the whole thing to protect her family, because the kidnapper said no cops should be involved.

Before Lulu can explain what happened and why she was with Dillon, Dante has already ripped into his wife for shacking up with Mr. Quartermaine!  After venomous words are hurled at the unsuspecting Lulu, she is completely caught off guard.  Then the conversation goes deep where Lante discusses Lulu’s need for her father’s approval and need for Spencer adventure!

Finally, Lulu assures and pleads with Dante that he can trust her, and that she did not have sex with Dillon.  She says: “Baby you can trust me, just like I trust you.”   To which Dante replied with tears in his eyes of guilt, “Except, you can’t.”

Major kudos to General Hospital stalwarts Dominic Zamprogna and Emme Rylan who delivered emotional and powerful performances in material that was able to showcase their acting talents.  Kudos also to @laughingpenguin who created this image in the post!

Now going into the rest of this week and next, do you think Dante will admit he had sex with Valerie?  Do you think he will lie to Lulu?  Is this the end of Lante? Are you digging the chemistry between Dante and Valerie and rooting for them to become a bonafide couple instead? What did you think of the performances of Dominic and Emme? Weigh-in below!

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Terry
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Terry

What took #GH so long to put these too front & centre? These two powerhouses should be LEADS! But why not showcase them in serious sweep period? Wrong couples and story lines foci are a huge part of why #GH is missing mark with ratings. #Lante was the last genuine ROMANCE and well built love story on the show. GH needs to get back to focusing on romance and #LoveInTheAfternoon as opposed to sex romps and quickie relationships with little or no build. Now onto putting this Humpty and Dumpty #Lante back together!

missellie
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missellie

Who is “Bucky”? Why is this allowed on this site? Please explain!

Missellie
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Missellie

It looks like the derogatory remark was removed — thank you!

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

Lulu will figure it out nine months from now if you know—and im certain you do—what i mean??? I liked Val at first and was hoping Pat would be around and we’d learn more of their side of the Spenser family and see them intereact with the rest of their family like Bobbi, Lucas but its obvious she was brought in just to break up Lante…and i knew it all along—i did predict it!!!

su0000
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su0000

hey Jimh..
That was dang good traditional soap stuff..
The wrongful betrayal …. now comes the good stuff the journey back..
Stories as this are gold..
Dominic/Dante was grrrreat!!!
A good story for him, for sure!!

a gold star for great acting for both !! they brought it home!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, you did, jimh. I remember that.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, love and romance! It was the greatest love story of all time, Luke and Laura’s, that saved GH from cancellation and sent it soaring. Who cannot see this? Why can’t the writers and TPTB see this?!

Linda
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Linda

that was great acting esp. with Dominic. I hope he and Lulu will reconcile and that Lulu will chase that little snake Valerie out of town. I can’t stand her!

Sandy
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Sandy

I want Dante and Lulu to work through keeping secrets from each other. Valerie can take a hike and bother someone else. IMHO.

Matilda
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Matilda

Dante’s actions in all of this have been totally OOC. Dante is a cop, he’s smart, he is straight forward and always up front. This whole story has been extremely thin and contrived as is all of GH. The reasoning behind Lulu not being able to tell Dante the reason for leaving, the fact that she did leave and left with Dillon, all contrived. If there was a story written properly, if the reasoning and actions were believable, I would have no problem with it. But it is all so basic and contrived. There is no point to Valerie other… Read more »

JUDY
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JUDY

totally agree………

Harry
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Harry

Matilda, I agree with every point you made. I mean, if I traveled all the way to Canada to confront my presumed cheating spouse, I would confront her–not her clothes. It was out of character for Dante to assume the worst of Lulu and to go against his instincts which must have been screaming,”No, this is not what it appears to be!”

Jivon
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Jivon

I agree the set up was convoluted and OOC, but yesterday they did make me believe it in their delivery.

This story would have been so much more interesting if it would have come from an emotional place, but I’ll take the good that I can get from GH.

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

That was put perfectly.

You should have your own column if you do not already. 🙂

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

Who would want to admit having sex with Queen of Val-ley Of The Trolls…Dante is now Skankte…its DilLu time now!!!…ship Vante to Boredomville…lol

Ghlover026
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Ghlover026

My only wish for this storyline would be that I wish they made Valerie her own independent character and established her before she and Dante had sex. Because as of now she looks like just another point in the plot and I do think Valerie could have potential, if written correctly.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

AMEN! Valerie is being written as a plot device, not as a character. She hasn’t had any meaningful story since her introduction, which is a shame because she is a long lost Spencer and has so much potential to be wasted on a story like this. The actress, however, doesn’t have the talent for the part. It’s painful watching her in scenes because it sounds like she’s just reading lines, she has no chemistry with anyone (including Dante), and she looks totally out of place. They need to jettison this story ASAP, recast the role with a better actress, and… Read more »

Ghlover026
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Ghlover026

I once read someone suggest that the TPTB should make Judge Walters her father so that could tie her into the Q’s. I think that could be an interesting story. And I do agree on what you said about the recast. It’s almost painful to watch her try to be emotional.

Denise
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Denise

I completely agree with you. It is painful watching Valerie. She has absolutely NO CHEMISTRY with Dante or anyone else for that matter. I just hope they get rid of her fast.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I had stated on an earlier post that someone had suggested Ward be Valerie’s father. I think that would be a perfect connection.
Whoever thought of it; please make yourself known? LOL.
So hard to type on my iPhone; in a moving car, no less. Took me 15 mins to type this.

Timmm
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Timmm

Dante has FINALLY come to life! Even though he jumped to conclusions and cheated on his wife he at least discarded Lulu’s excuses about L&L and her brothers being in danger. You know, through the years Luke and Laura’s escapades have always affected others and I love how Dante shut her up about that lame excuse due to it causing their marriage to foil. In other words, she put her brother [s] before her son and husband! Enough is a enough!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

So, the payback is cheating on his wife, Timmm? I can certainly understand his anger, hurt, confusion, even. I am not exculpating Lulu, by any means. There is an ocean of a difference between taking off from getting down to business. He should have trusted his wife. When she had her doubts and misgivings about Valerie, he quashed her fears…she trusted him. And, she is trusting him now, albeit he’s lying through his teeth….or, perhaps she WANTS to trust him. There is never a good excuse for cheating. But, as Matilda pointed out, ….lame and contrived….all of it. I think… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Well, CeeCee, Dante had a beer.
He’s rather stout so I am sure his tolerance is pretty low.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ohhhhh, Timmm, had not thought of rape, but that’s a good one… Let’s get her!!

Rose
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Rose

Hi Cee Cee…okay I think I’m the one that suggested the possibility of a Ward/Valerie connection because of Edward Q’ with Mary Mae Ward during WW2. The recap as shown on a GH was a really nice and forgivable story which I’m sure is still on youtube. Briefly, Edward was a soldier in a little bar in Paris ?. Mary Mae was the singer. What a beautiful, soulful voice she had. One thing lead to another, war is over, life goes back to “normal” but Mary Mae is silently pregnant and ultimately, unknown to Edward, settles in a little house… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Rose.
Thanks for coming forth, Rose.
Very informative synopsis. Furthermore, I believe this scenario makes the most sense.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@davlestev1.
HaHa, dav. As I was skimming through the comments, it just hit me how hilarious your one-liner is…LOL…. A loaf of bread……that is so fuuuunnny!

Patrick
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Patrick

let me preface this with two points: husband material: Dante, Patrick, Nikolas, Ned, Mac, ex-Duke in my mind they should not be messed with since Ned is gone, Duke is dead? … Patrick is MIA, Mac totally MIA #2. i’m not a long time viewer… so my vested interest is ??? my own? LOL to see characters (ie: Timmmm) “finally” come to life Nikolas… is really truly on the darkside? I dont see that yet… whether he truly put that hit out on Hayden… but Sean beat him to the punch/hit…. he has stepped up to the plate to look… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

*as Dante waits to forgive…

as Dante, waits to be forgiven

Valerie is not a strong actress
Dillan, tho interesting… is not as good with, Lulu

so… I bet the majority will yawn as this chugs along… and patiently wait

where and what, has happened, to : Nina, Ava/denise, Franco, Jake/Jason

Patrick
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Patrick

“…hopefully the writing… gives these two actors… a chance… again.. to showcase their acting skill ” was referring to how LONG it took for the audience to accept ER’ nuLULU and Dante. I really do not think of JMB’ Lulu… but it always rears itself… when we are given new material… because this couple… ER and dante have been staid… and it’s either step up to the plate or mix it up Maxie and Nathan: when did Maxie become so boring ? that filler scene at the airport as she greeted Lulu and saw Dillan for the first time… just… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

wow Patrick..when you get on a roll you make a loaf of bread…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

So Valerie basically raped Dante! He had been drinking and she was not. Wouldnt she be the designated adult with the brain? She is trash. I liked her but she slept with her cousins husband and SHE could have stopped it! LOSER!

Vicki
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Vicki

Dante has proven to be a UNTRUSTWORTHY as his Daddy is-If he is as noble as he claims to be he better fess up especially after the way he raked Lulu over the coals yesterday-He was screaming and ranting just like Sonny does when he doesn’t get his own way. I bet he says nothing and Val spills the beans ( I hear she tells her new buddy Jordan about scoring w Dante). I could care less about the character of Valerie. Why would they bring on a Spencer relative and have her betray her cousin who has been accepting… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

I agree with your assessment of the “Lante” couple going cold when
Julie B, left for greener pastures.There is ZERO chemistry between
Dante, Lack-luster LuLu, and don’t even get me started on Val-trollop!

Denise
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Denise

I agree. You got all that right.

Anne.b
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Anne.b

Totally agree Lante has never been the same since Julie left, it’s like watching a different couple

Hunnys
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Hunnys

I don’t think Dante will tell Lulu anytime soon. It will be a lie of omission. As far as this being the end of Lante? No, but I want Dante to crawl, grovel, and be on his knees begging for Lulu’s forgiveness. I want Val to take a very, very long walk off a very, very short pier, and Lulu to kick Val’s very skanky butt with Maxie’s help! No way do I want a Val and Dante to become a “bonfide couple”.

Harry
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Harry

I think Val is heading toward Boiled Bunny Land.
“I’m not going to be ignored, Dan…er, I mean, Dante.”
I predict a fatal attraction kind of story coming up.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That same thought did cross my mind, Harry. It’s so easy…so predictable. We will soon meet a psychotic Valerie….I can hear her insane cackle already, in the distance.

Harry
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Harry

Cee Cee, and then Shay’s Val Chops will be glowing in the darkness of Dante and Lulu’s bedroom. (((shudder)))
PS> Can this couple please get a decent house? My God! They have a baby and they live in this dreary studio apartment which is the size of a postage stamp.
There’s no lighting and no windows. I wish GH could take a page from the late OLTL which enjoyed beautiful settings. OLTL had such great settings that I almost feel homesick thinking of Dorian’s kitchen as well as her poolside.

paula oandasan
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paula oandasan

Do not like Valerie character. The actress is not a good one and her story is that of marriage breaker…never good.

Fanny
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Fanny

It would be a great injustice to Dante’s character if they were
to hog tie him too Val-Trollop, what a waste. Where’s Mama
Olivia she’ll beat some sense into her boy!

Sandy
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Sandy

Dominic and Emme were phenomenal in those scenes! Such amazing emotion and chemistry! Through all the pain, you could just see the total love that Dante and Lulu have for each other. I have complete faith that they will be able to battle through and overcome this mess they’ve gotten themselves into.

Daisy
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Daisy

I couldn’t agree more. They’ve both deserved a story like this for ages and they’re playing the hell out of it. As far as chemistry, I’ve never seen anything better.

madluv4u
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madluv4u

His acting blew hers out of the water yesterday. She needs to tap into “something” and bring it!!!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Emme was great on Y&R as Abby, but I find her kind of awkward as Lulu. Julie Berman was much more suited for the part.

Harry
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Harry

I thought they were both pretty terrific.
No one can play guilt the way Dom can.

missellie
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missellie

Great scenes from Dom but I felt nothing from anyone else in the scene.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree. Dominic delivered, period.

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee… I agree. Dominic brought it home.

Steven
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Steven

I hope that both Dominic Zamprogna and Emme Rylan get Emmy nominations next year!

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Valerie and Dante aren’t rootable, actually Valerie is nothing but a plot point to make Dante cheat. How can I root for them when she manipulated the situation in her favor? She is the homewrecker and so they have no rootable factor. Emme and Dom knocked it out of the park yesterday and as someone who has invested 6 years in this couple I’m glad they’re actually getting a front burner story too bad it comes at the cost of Dante’s character and everything Lulu and Dante stood for. And even with that said I’m still rooting for Lulu and… Read more »

Kelly
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Kelly

I’m really liking the chemistry between DZ and Brytni Sarpi (Valerie). I’m hoping the writers will break up Lulu and Dante for good and pair Dante with Valerie. Since I’m guessing Valerie will be pregnant with Dante’s baby I think my chances of this happening are better then 50/50! LOL. Great work by Dominic Zamprogna in yesterday’s scenes. He’s a great actor!

missellie
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missellie

I love the Vante pairing too. Great chem with DZ and BS.

Kevin
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Kevin

I wish they would’ve developed Valerie into an independent character (she is a Spencer as everyone has pointed out) before throwing her in bed with Dante. Then the pairing might be a little more palatable for the audience on the whole. I’ve never been a Lante fan in either incarnation. Also, while Dante was wrong for jumping into bed, I have zero sympathy for Lulu. She lied at every turn and showed that getting Luke to pay attention to her was more important than her own family.

BTW: Dominic was excellent!

I love gh
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I love gh

Ew – no!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It was another great dramatic moment that Ron likes to create– it was well acted and I enjoyed every bit of it– but like always to get to that moment we have to overlook all the weak reasoning for this misunderstanding to have occurred. It came out of blue–one minute they are a happily married couple the next Dante on the most flimsy of evidence believes his wife is cheating which then gives him license to cheat himself– seems completely OOC for him– and as someone else has said, Lulu’s reasoning for not telling him the truth was rather lame… Read more »

missellie
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missellie

Yes — this seems to be the only way for DZ to get some great scenes! This is how GH is now written. There are far too many actors on this show and there is no time allotted for proper build up so you have to suspend belief. In this case, the result was a phenomenal performance by DZ.

penny
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penny

Dante has great chemistry with Valerie, and none with Lulu (IMHO). Valerie needs to get rid of that sour puss face, it’s not for the camera, she always looks sad, even when she smiles. Dominic is a good actor and he makes his scenes very believable no matter who he’s opposite.

missellie
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missellie

Yes, Dante has great chem with Valerie….you are correct.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

No, sorry…I disagree. There is zero chemistry between Dante and Valerie. I doubt this character will roil anyone’s chemistry, unless, as someone has already suggested, she is recast.
Furthermore, this is déjà-vu for me. Your style of expression sounds so familiar…I get that vibe again…,wow…you sound like two other posters…..almost perfunctory…LOL. It must only be I. Oh, well!

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Valerie and Dante have no chemistry and they should not become a couple. I agree with a lot of the comments above. This story made Dante look really stupid and that was unfair. I think the writers could have tested Lulu and Dante just as well with the story of Lulu running off to help Lucky and her mom and dad, without having Dante sleep with Valerie. When Valerie started on the show I liked her well enough. They did her no favors though by making her a homewrecker. She has no rooting value now and the only thing left… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Well now, that is real soap opera 101 ..
And — Dante lives !!
Dominic brought it home!

Now this Valerie character;
She wears horrible godawful underwear! ..bad ugly!
Those jokey boy White panties and Black Kmart brargan bra were total YUCK !! just YUCK!
Ohh geezus! when she wrapped her legs around Dante I cringed and my eyes bleed !
aaah-haaaa! but it was good soap stuff.. 🙂
Loved seeing Dominic at his very best!
Great emotional drama scenes, good story for both Dominic and Emme !!

Harry
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Harry

Those were Spanks, Su00.
Because Dante deserves a Spanking!

Missellie
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Missellie

So, we’re now critiquing underwear!???

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, if characters strip down to their skivvies, then, said skivvies should be cute and sexy. LOL.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Great post, Su. Just one thing. Emme did nothing. She stood there trying to defend herself….no emotion. Didn’t work for me. Dominick killed it! He dominated the scene.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

From the moment Valerie came to town, I figured this was the road they were going down with her, which frustrates me. Valerie is a SPENCER, but she acts like a fifth grader with a crush when she talks about Dante. And on top of that, she’s a snake slithering her way into the bed of a man married to her cousin! Who does that? Sure, Brooke Logan likes to sleep through families, but Valerie had boatloads of potential, especially given that powerful entrance she had right at the climax of the Fluke story, and THIS is what they decide… Read more »

Jenn
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Jenn

Loved the scenes between Emme and Dom yesterday. This is a very heavy story line! But it’s great conflict that doesn’t involve any mob wars or murders or gunfire. Just a messy affair and ultimate betrayal. I was glued to my TV screen. I can’t wait for the fall out!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Absolutely, Jenn. This is the kind of drama thousands of ordinary people experience all the time…completely realistic and heartfelt.
It is the perfect soapy storyline; betrayal, duplicity, love and forgiveness, if warranted. (Neither Dante nor Val deserves it….but…..)

dielee
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dielee

The performance of Dominic and Emme was so powerful and dynamic the last 2 days were phenomenal. Val is a skasnk she always wanted Dante n the women warned him but he didn’t take it serious. When Val told Dante intentional that Lulu had a secret n Dante was suspicious about it he was so jealous and pissed at Lulu for leaving with Dillon and lying about it . Val plastered her but at Dante home and why he was drinking himself to forget what Lulu was doing he banged his wife cousin and she didn’t sop it becaz she… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Valerie has no chemistry with Dante but maybe with Dillion who is dull like her. By next week she will have morning sickness and be pregnant with Dante baby! ! This will send Lulu into Dillion bed. The writer for some reason believe in revenge sex… No respect for oneself or relationship in general.

missellie
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missellie

Dom really hit a home run with these scenes! This should be his emmy reel.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

I don’t think it’s so out of the blue. Dante did not appreciate Lulu & Johnny Z several months ago. Seeds planted. To me this is classic soap stuff–and it’s good. Dom really brought it the last 2 days. He was devastated. He’s not going to act like a logical cop in light of what he thought. I’m not justifying sleeping with Valerie, but it makes sense in a soapy way. And now we know Valerie is going to go slightly nutso–especially when she discovers she’s pregnant 🙂 Dom & Emme –and the new Dylan–he was fab today–he seemed truly… Read more »

Daisy
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Daisy

I agree. Dante wasn’t being his normal clear headed impartial cop investigating a crime, he was a husband being lead to believe the worst of his wife and he was in pain.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

In retrospect, Lucy, you make a great point. Not only was Dylan very respectful, but TPTB deftly and dexterously shoved the fact that Sonny has a bad aura….that is, his comportment silently emanates power and control, instilling fear to those weaker than he.

LOL, I hope Valerie will not be pregnant….the baby will be born with teeth!!

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

I hope not too. But I fear she will. Or say she is.
I also think Lulu will go ballistic.
Good drama.

Fanny
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Fanny

Especially since Lulu cannot carry a child…she’ll harbor such
anger and resentment toward Val-Trollop for getting pregnant
so easily. Lulu will finally sleep with Dylan and discover she can
conceive after all. Then low and behold Dante will see through
Val’s deception, no baby on board… Too little too late.
Hopefully Lulu has a little more respect for herself and takes
the road less traveled…… Called Restraint !

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Fanny.
I am very old fashioned for my age, and probably too moralistic ….my upbringing dictated honor….always honor.
Thus, I, too, hope Lulu takes the less trodden path.
There is definitely trouble on the horizon, and, I suspect Val will be the one going nuts. I already said she’s tetched in the head.
Great storyline, this will be!!!!!

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee… Moral values & honor are never old fashion….
Always in fashion. Have a great Sunday Sweets!

Toby
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Toby

Bravo to DZ and ER for outstanding performances this week. And believe it will only get better. Lulu only feels horrible for not trusthing her husband ennough to tell him what was going on with her family. All she knows is she has let Dante down and hurt/betrayed him. I feel once she really knows the truth, we will see the same kind of emotions from ER that we have seen from DZ this week. And the reverse will be seen from DZ. HOWEVER, I HATE infidelity storylines. It seems that is the only kind of angst a writer can… Read more »

Li
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Li

True, many married couples are faithful! Everyone on GH is dating, supposedly – Patrick and Sam are a bit awkward now, Sonny and Carly are lacking substance and that is a waste for 2 amazing actors!! Lullu and Dante are cute but they do lack some chemistry. Maxie and Nathan – where are they, tiny cameos with a few words, Alexis and Julian, = all the couples are weak right now! Sabrina and Michael are BLAH!!!
I hope Lante works it out and Valerie moves out of town or falls for someone else…

I love gh
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I love gh

I agree with you completely! I was thinking this reminded me of Lisa Niles, too! I’m so ready for Valerie’s character to just disappear. We weren’t given enough time to care about her, so she has no rooting value. The second Lulu questioned Valerie, it was obvious Valerie was there to hurt The marriage. Why would anyone care? She’s not even “Britt”-like, where we love to hate her.

Has anyone else noticed that Valerie and nuKiki act exactly the same way?

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I like the storyline, but i think Valerie should go Fatal attraction cray-cray on Lulu. Maybe she eill end up pregnant and loose the baby. She wil’ gonnuts like Sabrina did and try and get “even” with lulu ….

su0000
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su0000

hi Ghlover ,,
I don’t believe Brytni Sarpy has the acting ability to go apesheet cray cray in high GH fashion..
Nope, can’t see it.. It would be a fizzle-out ..
I hope they just let her fade away, no cray cray for her ! nope!

((where’s my key to the cellar !! lol

Li
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Li

I actually felt bad for Dante when he realized that Lulu hadn’t cheated on him. Valerie , I detest! I have since she arrived in PC and she really has no real reason to be there. She doesn’t interact with any “family” it is just poorly written and she is horrible. In actuality Lulu and Dante are the only married couple on the show right now (besides Rick and Nina LOL). Why can’t GH have a normal married couple on the show? I also predict a psycho to come out of Valerie but I’d prefer her to go home. I… Read more »

Daisy
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Daisy

I am soooooo happy that Dom Zamprogna and Emme Rylan FINALLY have a story they can grab ahold of and run with. Do I like the way it’s being written, hell no. As bloated as the cast is, I’d have welcomed a new Spencer to the canvas willingly, but to use Val to cause this drama between Dante and Lulu is lame and lazy. For that I’m disappointed, but I will never be disappointed in work like I’ve seen the last few days. The emotion I’ve seen from Dante and Lulu, the pain and guilt, Dante’s total agony at his… Read more »

Anneb
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Anneb

I think Dante cheating on Lulu is a not believable stroyline bc Dante was always portrayed as a good loyal guy, as opposed to when Patrick cheated on Robin, as upsetting as that was it was believable bc Patrick used to be the player that got his way around, as Dante was just never that guy.

su0000
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su0000

well,
Dante still is a good guy, he made a horrible mistake..(he is not Satan lol)
His ‘good guy’ remorse is very obvious..

This breakup is going to be good soap stuff..
And good soap stuff is what it is all about– people’s tragedies/bad times, couples turmoils 🙂

I love gh
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I love gh

I agree. For years he’s been written as a loyal guy, so this is OOC. Their confrontation scene was great, and DZ played it well. He made me almost understand just how angry and hurt Dante was before he cheated… Except he never would have left Canada without confronting Lulu. He never would have left Lulu at the Quartermaines with Dillon.

It will be fun watching him grovel, though.

Rose
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Rose

I’m definitely not liking this story. This will be a ff for me. Plus I’m not a big Lulu/Dante fan anyway. But I still think it’s unfair to think it’s all Valerie’s fault. Many say how she latched onto Dante from the beginning. I saw Dante, consciously or not, give her more than the time of day since he was helping rescue her from Fluke. And look at her situation…she had been the long time caregiver to her mother, and lived what looked like a sheltered, uneventful life. Can you blame her for falling for Dante? I think she was… Read more »

Beth CP
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Beth CP

Considering how out of character this story is, Mr. Zamprogna more than delivered this convoluted material, having his D running the gauntlet of anger, disappointment and hurt. Most impressive (and at the same time heartbreaking) was watching the dawning realization of what he’d done upon learning the truth of Ethan and Lucky’s kidnapping. One could almost feel the blood draining from his face. seeing the subtle change in his expression as he’s hit with the ramifications of his infidelity. No words, but that moment spoke volumes. This actor is underrated and under appreciated by this regime and I’m very glad… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Um, who goes to their boss — to a job you JUST started — and tells them they slept with the cop they work with? Who?! I really hope Valerie goes wacko and someone shoots her off the show. Then I hope Lulu does take up with Dillon and leaves Dante all alone. Yes, what Lulu did was stupid, but she didn’t cheat on her husband.
Bravo performances to Dom & Emme though. I did enjoy these scenes. IMHO it’s stuff like this that makes good daytime drama even if the storyline surrounding it was lame.

Aden
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Aden

This is such elementary, jeuvenile, paint by numbers soap writing. This is just a painful example of how devoid of creativity soap writers are. They bring on this Valerie. We know NOTHING about this person other than she is very unstable and lacks chemistry with everyone on the canvas. Why Dante would even spend time with this person is a mystery, let alone holding her hand, and hugging her constantly at awkward and inopportune times. I am still waiting for ANYONE to make the comment “Hey Val. Your whole family is white and blonde. Youre not. Lets discuss!” As of… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Aden,
all that was explained before her mother died..
Anyways,, I see Valerie as being a disposable character.. why waste time on her lol

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Why do we need to know who her father is? Maybe she’s a Ward, but she’s “cemented” because she’s a Spencer. That’s not to say she doesn’t have an agenda–but how much more of a family connection do you need than to be a Spencer?

cooks7570
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cooks7570

I like the chem of Dom and Brytni. I would like to see Dante and Valerie get a chance together. Brytni got a lot of love on twitter this week for her scenes.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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