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GENERAL HOSPITAL: A Vindictive Michael Renames Avery … "AJ"! Does He Deserve A Giant Bitch Slap?

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On Monday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital: Sonny (Maurice Benard), Carly (Laura Wright), Morgan (Bryan Craig), and Kiki (Hayley Erin) were no match for Michael (Chad Duell! No matter what they pulled in trying to keep baby Avery out of his arms and out of his granted custody, nothing worked!

After Sonny told Morgan and Kiki to take Avery to his island, and even after the courts came with Michael to the Corinthos home to take Avery, Michael was no fool.  He knew Sonny wouldn’t just hand his daughter over, and so he suspected Sonny would hide her away.  Michael even went so far to have his mother Carly arrested along with Sonny.  But, just as this action was about to take place, Morgan and Kiki arrived at Sonny’s with baby Avery, and apparently did not go to the island as directed by Sonny.  In some ways, it was an intended great save.

However, after Michael’s former love Kiki tried to implore him to stop this insanity, and to not take Avery away from the Corinthos Clan, Michael remained steadfast in his resolve to remove Avery from their home and bring her to the Quartermaines!  Carly even played by the Jason card with Michael, and Michael even played the being shot in the head and the scars card, illustrating what can happen to a child if they are left in the care of Sonny.

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In the end with no other choice, Kiki hands Michael the baby. Then, Michael as snot-faced as ever tells the Corinthos clan that he is changing Avery Jerome Corinthos’ name.  In fact, he is going to shorten it … to just AJ!  Sonny is pissed and Michael is triumphant!

Watch the scene after the jump! Then let us know, does Michael deserve a bitch slap for what he is doing? Do you agree or disagree with his antics?  What did you think of the performance of Chad Duell? Comment below!

 

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Rob
Rob

I LOVE it! Michael has every right to be angry and though I’m positive he’s getting revenge I also believe he wants to protect Avery from the violence inherent in Sonny’s life. Do I believe Michael’s going to soothe her all night crying. Not all the time but then again neither do Sonny and Carly (Can we say Mercedes anyone!) And WHEN was the last time Carly actually spent time with Josslyn? So Sonny and Carly really have no room to talk regarding the time spent with kids.

I WILL be happy when Michael calms down but that likely won’t be until the next sweeps 😉

stacy
stacy

Sonny has the right to keep the baby because he is the father.

Evelyn Hodges
Evelyn Hodges

You no people l will not intenually put any child in harm way micheal has no bissness raising anybody he need to finish raising hisself taking his half sister from is father because he feel hurt is the worst thing he could of done he new he was about to lose so he had his grand mother talk to her judge boy friend a that was wrong T any level just going to cause more trouble he really wanted the best for his kids but they turn out to wips and thats not sonny fault it was the weman in his life they shelter them to much he wanted to give them all good education but the mother’s were to afraid they all had bodyguard there no way of getting away from that but the blame sonny for every little he wanted to do that to close to aguenazation they don’t need that christene love life.he tried.

Virginia
Virginia

I agree, 2 wrongs don’t make it right. Sonny has done a lot of things to people but he’s always protected his children. It seems that everyone has forgotten the evil AJ did back in the day, example; he shot Alan[ his father] in the back, caused Jason to get brain damage [because he drove drunk], o’ & kidnapped the children and told Sonny & Carly the children were dead etc. Michael is a nice guy but what he’ s doing is wrong & “Karma’s”a Bitch… Grandma Monica has a short memory. I’ll be glad when Jason gets his memory back, maybe he’ll be able to talk to Michael like he used. Story line is good but Sonny’s getting that baby back; he should call the Gov. back to Port Charles & have him override the “boyfriend” Judge…..

Harry
Harry

Sing it, Rob!
I second every word you wrote above. Moreover, let us not forget that Sonny had his henchman, Jason, brutalize and torture his brother AJ into signing away his paternal rights to his son, Michael. Two words–meat hook.
What Michael is doing to Sonny is kind by comparison and is absolutely the right thing to do in the name of his father, AJ Quartermaine.

avril_lee
avril_lee

That’s not how AJ lost parental rights to Michael – Jason found the arsonist that AJ hired to burn down their warehouses (and Jason’s garage) and got him to sign an afffidavit confessing to the crimes, and AJ’s role in it. Sonny then offered AJ a chance to not go to prison, by giving up Michael. And he agreed, to save his own butt. The meat-hook thing was a different situation, Sonny was trying to convince AJ to stop harrassing Carly whenever he saw her.
I understand that Sonny is a criminal but AJ was as well. He liked to think that he was better than Sonnny but he was a thug too, resorting to violence when it suited him.
As much as I love this drama between Michael & Sonny (Chad and Maurice are at their best right now!) I don’t enjoy watching Michael turn into an a-hole.

Shay
Shay

While I may agree with you (and Harry, too….) in theory, I cannot take joy in this latest development for the sole reason that this precious, beautiful and innocent little angel has become such a pawn in this sordid game of football for all sorts of dysfunctional, so-called adults who are behaving very badly. First she is conceived in the most sordid of circumstances, then her unborn life is jeopardized at the hands of a bitter wretch of a nurse. Next, she is brought into this world, snatched from the loving refuge of her birth mother and kept from her rightful family by a completely delusional psycho and her amoral reprobate of a sidekick. As if that weren’t enough, her only stable relationship–with a presumed sister who stepped up to care for her in the absence of their maternal figure—-was then undermined so that bio-daddy could take custody of her. While I completely agree that I wouldn’t wish Sonny or Carly on any child as parental role models, she was being lovingly cared for in the utmost luxury, and since we are currently perhaps facing the death of the woman who gave birth to this poor child, it would seem she deserved a bit of a breather before once again being uprooted into yet another unorthodox situation. The Quartermaines have no better track record for producing happy, well-adjusted offspring than do the Corinthos clan, so it really is a case of the pots calling the kettles black. Hence, despite all of Michael’s posturing as the wounded, but upstanding, one in this terrible mess, his unquenchable thirst for what he terms poetic justice doesn’t make him look any better in this situation, let alone provide him a truly excusable reason for his immensely selfish behavior. There were other ways to slake that beast…he already changed his name, took the reins at ELQ and cut-off all ties to his former family unit. He should have found other more positive, business-like avenues to further his vendetta against those he feels have wronged him and his….as they say, living well is the best revenge, and I truly believe in that old adage! No matter what beef he may have with those from his past, using a helpless infant to further his own agenda for payback is simply unforgiveable. Lastly, giving a sweet feminine bundle the androgynous nickname of “AJ” is just immature, silly and petty….she already has a lovely moniker in the form of “Avery” and since her mother chose it for her, that is what she deserves to be called. Had the babe in question been a son, then I could have perhaps understood the symbolism of renaming the boy, but this just seemed to be one ridiculous insult too far for my druthers!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Now i agree with much you are saying…but AJ still could be short for Avery Jerome…i do like Avery as Avery…i just wonder why Julian didnt try for custody or have Kiki(i prefer Lauren here) and Morgan elope then sneaky Sonny couldve had them battle Mike for custody and if won, Sonny couldve then had them move into his home and he’d have his daughter but knowing GH she might not even be Sonnys…wish somehow the child turns out to really be AJ Q’s daughter and a real Quartermaine…Sonny has enough kids!!!

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

The Quartermain kids don’t get kidnapped and shot (at least while they are still kids). Michael is being a jerk with Kiki and Morgan (and they were stupid to keep the truth from him)–so he should definitely welcome all of this kid’s myriad siblings into her life.
But Sonny and Carly have definitely proven everyone of Michael’s points in this story. Where is Carly’s grade school age child Jocelyn as she is running around risking being put in jail by supporting Sonny?
And if Sonny definitely was leaving the mob then there might be a question of him being serious about his children’s (and this child in particular’s) safety. But he is gearing up for a mob war.
And there is a poetic justice with the AJ nickname. I have a female friend who is quite happy with that nick name. A little bit of honoring his Dad, a lot of happiness for Monica. and a chance to rebuild the Quartermaines who, while ruthless in business, have never been nearly as tied up with the arbitrary mob violence as the other major families on GH

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi Shay.
I said much the same thing, but my post did not make it, nor did my other two replies to you. Oh,well! I assure you, there was nothing said that would be considered untoward.

It is a shame how Avery has been passed around the way she has, isn’t it?
I am sure we all know that a newborn bonds with whomever holds him/her. Psychologically and emotionally a baby recognizes the smell of the person holding him/her. The feel and comfort of arms and chest, mainly female provide comfort and protection for the baby. These are important and necessary ingredients in child development all the way around.
When that comfort is broken (as it has already so many times for Avery) , the child is traumatized.
Avery should have stayed with Kiki, within familiar surroundings and comfort zone. But, some of us, as adults, lose focus of what is right and good for the child. That is exactly what is happening here. But, I must admit I am enjoying Sonny’s comeuppance. Oh, yeah!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

everything you said, West Virginia fan!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Shay.
Concerning your favorite nurse. I do agree a situation such as this would only happen on a soap. Sabrina had a mental breakdown and tried to hurt the very child she is asked to tend. Knowing that fact would make a zillion bells go off in my head, regardless of the fact that she is completely sane now……when it comes to caring for children, I am really weird about trusting people.
I like Sabrina, so I am just trying to be realistic in an unrealistic world.
I think there is a point to be made here. Now, Shay, don’t laugh, okay? Why this sudden friendship between Michael and Sabrina? Why has she become so visible at the Q mansion? Why the interaction with Avery? Because they are sisters, that’s why.
I said, don’t laugh…LOL. i have not abandoned my contention that Sabrina is Sonny’s long, lost daughter. Now, you can laugh with everyone else.

Harry
Harry

Evelyn? Say What?

Glo
Glo

Maybe by then they’ll find out who really killed AJ!

Fanny
Fanny

I agree,Sonny’s bullet did not kill A.J. Who done it ???

CeeCee
CeeCee

Whether it was Sonny’s bullet that killed AJ or not, the intent was there. To me, there’s no difference. To the Justice system, there is……that’s what counts.
Anyone who has criminal intent to do another wrong, is a sorry, worthless piece of …ahem, humanity.

Harry
Harry

The reason Michael is drawn to Sabrina is he was never allowed to play with dolls, never allowed to dabble in the princess collection, and most tragically, he was never allowed to play with a Sparkle Pony. He always wanted a Sparkle Pony.
Sonny thought such things were too girlie, and not manly enough.
This is yet another thing about Sonny against which Michael is rebelling.
He now has his Sparkle Pony.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree. Michael may not be my favorite character, but the irony is too sweet to ignore. Kudos to the writers, I say. The tables have turned, and the winds of change are a-blowing.

Shay
Shay

The irony of “Sonny’s comeuppance” may indeed be sweet, CeeCee, but any scintilla of sympathy I held for the increasingly exasperating man-child called Michael—and his “daddy issues”—went flying out the window as soon as I saw the wholly predictable developments of Wednesday’s episode. Of course, I’m referring to the moment this genius of a Quartermaine came up with the not-so-brilliant idea of having that deplorable dipstick, aka, his sudden go-to-gal, Sappy, look after Avery! (And yes, I shall continue to call that precious little angel by her birth name, the one chosen for her by her mother!) Nobody in their right mind would ever again allow this lame excuse for a nurse near any patient…period…let alone the very child whose life she attempted to extinguish in utero. (Why not just bust Nina the Nutter out of Shadybrook and have her do the honors? I dare say even she is more qualified for the job than this revenge-driven homicidal psycho!) It’s absolutely sick, though completely expected, that this regime would do such a despicable thing given they simply cannot seem to cut the cord when it comes to shipping this worthless, insipid creature on a one-way ticket out of town. I simply cannot understand their inexplicable attachment to this drip of a character. She has far surpassed her expiration date, not that she ever had much of a purpose anyway. To forcibly insert her into this storyline given her nefarious interference with the very life of this infant is beyond nauseating. So much for the “best interest of the child.” But then, if that were really all that mattered, Kiki would still be caring for her “sister” with the help of Silas, who truly seems to be the only real, responsible adult in this entire situation. As you so eloquently stated above, the earliest months of a person’s existence crucially depends upon bonding with—if not an actual birth mother—then at least one reliable and constant familial source of comfort, and the repeated passing around of this sweet little one as if she were nothing but a piece of chattel is to my way of thinking, tantamount to child abuse.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Untoward? You? Never!!! Me thinks that perhaps the “synergistic effect” of our frequent one-two punches are at the root of our disappearing posts. Too much of a good thing. LOL…..But I am ever so sorry to have missed your replies. I have no doubt they were utterly delicious.

Shay
Shay

Sappy is “completely sane” now? Uh…that is definitely open for debate, CeeCee. I recognized a flicker of her crazy when she got a gander at that little darling, Avery, yesterday, and I could already envision an unhealthy attachment developing, along with a campaign to snag her “daddy” Michael on top of it…ring any bells? It’s not as if it hasn’t happened before! Quite frankly, I think this deplorable ding-a-ling is still at least a few donuts short of a dozen….what exactly was her so-called “treatment” to get over her, um…. condition? Summer break in PR—which really helped, obviously NOT!—and a permanent vacay courtesy of Dr. O…..there was no therapy or punishment for the abominable act she perpetrated upon Ava and her unborn child. Nope, she just got off scot-free and was allowed to go on her merry way to victimize other future patients. When you think about it, what she did was no different than Heather Webber’s LSD attacks on various parties, except that the “BLT Queen” ended up in the nuthouse, which is where the “Sapster” also belongs….well, there or jail….and with a suspended license, no less! As for your dearly held theory that this problem character sprang forth from Sonny’s overly-fruitful loins….egads, I certainly hope not! You must be aware that for over a year now, I have been precipitously perched on the edge of heaven just waiting with bated breath for this nitwit nurse to get her walking papers from the Port Charles canvas. It..is..time..for..her..to..go!!!! Hence, your proposed paternity is the last thing in the world I would ever want to see become an established GH fact….I mean, it’s not as if we cannot come up with plenty of other illegitmate possibilities for Sonny to become a baby daddy many more times over. That guy has sown his seeds farther and wider than the largest industrial-sized broadcast spreader! LOL…..and that was laughing with you! (Never at you,…..)

Earika
Earika

While I thought the acting was great, I am not liking the character of Michael. He’s acting holier than thou and it’s making me skip through his scenes. Kinda like Victor Newman on Y&R…

susan
susan

earika you got that right. i hardly ever watch youngand the restless anymore cause of the holier than thou stories like victor newman. just gets old and thats really what michael is like too. i enjoy the days when he is not on gh.

madluv4u
madluv4u

Same here. I skip em.

Daisy
Daisy

It was brillant! I never saw the AJ thing coming. Its so great to have somebody stand up to Sonny and that horrible mother Carly! Go Michael, go!

mary
mary

the same way, Elizabeth’s second son was named Jake Morgan after Jason. clever

Travis Thomas
Travis Thomas

Sorry Mike, as much as Michael may be doing this for the wrong reasons, his points are so valid. Sonny & Carly are getting their Karma for what they did to AJ & Michael. For all the protection Carly claims she was doing by having Sonny raise Michael, that child has been in the cross fire from the moment he took on the Corinthos name. I have no sympathy for Carly. As she was standing there worshiping Sonny, all I could think of was all the folks that have been put in harms way because of Sonny, especially his kids.

Where was this same compassion for AJ years ago when she and Sonny took his child away. Im so happy they get to suffer for awhile. Now they will know what it feels like to lose a child. The both of them make me ill. I was actually rooting for Michael just to make Sonny and Carly suffer. She always chooses him over her kids. Every single time. To be honest I wish it was Kiki and Morgan that were actually fighting for custody, but for some reason only one person can be upset at Sonny at a time.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

Very well said Travis!

Evelyn Hodges
Evelyn Hodges

Then you as all the others are in for rude awaking .mike is sick in the head sonny didn’t shoot aj rember the door was left open eva look at the door than told sonny to shoot again he not dead yet sonny said no someone else was at that door even annie the gun he had had blanks in it Julian had the for some other purpose. Watch that scene again.

Annie
Annie

I’m with Travis too, this day has been a long time coming – go Michael!

Harry
Harry

Evelyn, I’d love to debate your points. If only I knew what they were.

CeeCee
CeeCee

It’s a start, Annie….how right Travis and those who think along the same lines are.
However, the day of reckoning is not even close for Sonny and his gang…that includes Carly. Sonny’s age of terror and plunder will catch up to him in a very devastating way.
Sadly, GH and many of its fans glorify Sonny as a hero, and it may never happen. His name is Houdini…..he escapes any consequence; overcome every obstacle.
One poster (can’t remember who) expressed his/her feelings so eloquently by saying that here is a man (Sonny) who is supposedly in such depression over losing custody , yet, he is conducting “mobster” business as usual, without skipping a beat.
Methinks this is all about winning…losing sight that the baby is not a Corinthos possession, put in a box, on a shelf and taken down to play when in the mood.
I hope Michael’s intentions are sincere. He is in no way near the same category as that old coot, Victor Newman. That’s more Sonny’s style. Victor Newman plans other people’s lives for them, including his children. He plays them like a fiddle. It is his way or the highway. Hopefully, Michael does not become that.
I may be wrong, but, the day for a showdown between Sonny and Michael is imminent…something’s ‘gotta’ give…..at HIGH NOON….. guns drawn….who will go for the jugular first?

Shari
Shari

Exactly!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I agree with you, Travis…only I couldn’t be happier how this has played out…that Michael , the son who was stolen from AJ…who was physically and mentally tortured and threatened until he signed away his rights…who was demeaned and made to look worthless in the eyes of Michael by Sonny and Carly…that it is this and son who has taken back his rightful name, turned his back on Sonny who emotionally and literally killed AJ and renamed Avery to carry AJs name. I hope nothing changes…that this goes on til she reaches Michael’s age.. Should GH go off the sir I’d like to think that somewhere out there in the fictional world of Port Charles..there’s a young lady by the name of AJ Quartermaine…

jaybird369
jaybird369

Travis…Oh, Yes…SO TRUE!!!!! To me, Sonny and Carly getting their K-A-R-M-A is L-O-N-G OVERDUE!!!!! And…I think that Sonny and Carly are B-E-Y-O-N-D A DISGRACE as parents!!!!! Bottom Line Here: Hopefully, BOTH Sonny and Carly are GOING DOWN!!!!!!!

Tom
Tom

Just wait until AJ reappears on GH. Monica faked his death to protect him from Sonny. He has been in a long term care facility recovering. We are waiting. Enter AJ !!!

Mr. X
Mr. X

Enjoy the waiting because that’s what you’ll be doing a lot of before that happens.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Why not bring Steve Hardy back while we are at it?

Tom
Tom

I think that A.J. is a little younger than Dr. Hardy; it could be done.

paula oandasan
paula oandasan

I do not like Michael’s character these days. He is just annoying as hell, like a 5 year old throwing a fit. Something’s got to change. I’m ready for Sonny to get his daughter back and SOON

Robert
Robert

I totally agree Paula! I am sick of Michael’s behavior. He has to understand it was a emotional moment when Sonny shot A.J. and Ava egged it on. Michael think of all the things that happened to him because of being Sonny’s child but he better remember A.I. history, it was nothing to be proud oalso truly believe Michael deserves a major hitch slap!!! Because what he is doing to Sonny is out of pure vengeance and what everyone is saying about karma for Sonny, well Michael is building up some dark karma for himself.

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

It was an emotional moment when Sonny shot AJ? Please! It was an emotional moment when he shot Dante, It was an emotional moment when he decided to live a life of crime. And was it an emotional moment when he continuosly puts his own need for power over the safety of anyone he supposedly loves.
I hope Sonny tries to do something that puts Michael at risk, to “break him” and that that brings everyone else in town, Kiki, Morgan, all of Sonny’s baby mamas, to the point of breaking with him.

Then, he might have a nervous breakdown (which MB could pull off) and from that rock bottom redeem himself.

How can anyone possibly think that Michael is sinning by having some alterior moments for what is basically a legitmate quest to keep his sister safe, and let Sonny get away with murder, yet again, because of his “emotional moments.” Lots of people have emotional moments. 99.9% of us don’t kill people in those moments.

And as for heroism–Michael is the one that took the bomb away from a boat full of people and might have pitched it in the water or dived in himself. I think he could probably have thrown it farther than sonny was able to swim with it! Michael was every bit as heroic as sonny with the haunted star save

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Again I’m with you, West Virginia fan. The Sonny saved the day thing was ridiculous.it was Michael that put himself at risk to save everyone…including the governors daughter. Sonny rushed in to save Michael…after he’d already destroyed him emotionally…

CeeCee
CeeCee

I think what Michael is experiencing is pent-up rage, but not explosive. Surprisingly, he has kept it under control better than humanly possible. And, I think he will maintain that control because his every move is calculated. He owns his every move, and he will learn to hone it. He may just turn out to be a different kind of ‘Sonny’. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The monster is stirring, not yet fully awakened. But, I have a hard time believing or seeing Michael as violent. Metaphorically, he may be likened to a monster, as I have, but never practically. I would like to believe the opposite is true. It would defeat his purpose. He would take Avery out of the proverbial frying pan just to throw her into the fire? I don’t think so.
I cannot believe how many applaud Sonny’s behavior and condone Michael’s . Neither is right, in my opinion…..but, I do give Michael three cheers.
Sonny should have left the baby with Kiki, if he really cared about this little angel’s mental and emotional well-being. To quote Geoffrey Chaucer…” It is nought good a sleeping hound wake “.

Harry
Harry

I would not wish Sonny as a father on anyone let alone that adorable little cherub.

Christy
Christy

I’d much rather Avery go back to Kiki… maybe if Ava has a will stating that guardianship goes to Kiki… I can’t believe that a non-blood relative would get custody, especially if that person is going around stating they are not part of Sonny’s family – he was adopted so if he’s decided to sever his ties with his adoptive family, why would he claim Avery as his sister? She is of no relation to him by blood.

Nk3play2
Nk3play2

As a Sonny fan, I don’t like what Michael is doing, BUT I have to admit that this pure soaptacular justice for Sonny, Carly and Jason. They created this monster so now they have to deal with the consequences.

However, I’d rather Michael be better then the trio that stole him from AJ. I hope he loses custody very soon and instead he goes after Sonny’s empire to force him out of the mob and force him into living a safer life for Avery and the rest of his kids. He still doesn’t have to associate with Sonny, or Carly, but that would make him the bigger person.

Jamie
Jamie

I think Michael is annoying…always has been. However the poetic justice of it all is fabulous! Sonny stole AJ’s kid from him and now the same is being done to him. I used to love, love, love Sonny but the character is such a hypocrite, along with Carly, so seeing this just made me laugh.

kmayne
kmayne

No It is finally nice to see Sonny loose and have things not go his way.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

You Go Mikey!!!! Take baby A.J. to the Q MANSE with your bad self.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hahaha…I second that! (Unless of course you were being sarcastic…then I minus that.) lol

jimh(leave it beaver)
jimh(leave it beaver)

Micheal is not even blood related to Avery so how can he get custody…where does Kiki get her money…she couldve got custody or why didnt Kiki and Morgan elope…not only are they blood related to Avery(if Kiki isnt Ninas) and both were employed-Carly couldve got them jobs at Metro-Morgan and Kiki couldve stood a better chance to gain custody of Avery than unrelated Micheal…other than that i loved that someone took away something from scumbag murderer Sonny!!!

I love gh
I love gh

Well, as a person with adoptees in my family, I find that insulting.

Avery is his sister.

Period.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sorry gh but it wasnt meant to sound insulting…i have steprelation and friends in my own family who were adopted plus i forgot Mike was adopted…i just thought he called himself Corinthos…i just wondered why others close to Ava like Julian or Kiki didnt try to get custody of Avery like it happen in my own family…thats all i meant and it had nothing against adopted persons…my own father was adopted by his stepdad…peace!!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Michael was legally adopted…he’s still her brother. Even in his rage Sonny said he’s just as much his son as Morgan. Either way, I’m beyond thrilled Michael gets to avenge AJ and protect Avery from Sonny’s lifestyle at the same time.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Please people dont misconstrue what ive written…it wasnt intended to sound insulting in anyway…i do see how some can see it that way…i did forget Micheal was adopted by Sonny-my comments have nothing against adoptees-i have them in my own family and i read my comments to them and not one said they were offended by it…i just wondering why it wasnt brought up if Kiki, Morgan and Julian werent considered getting custody of baby Avery…sometimes court do consider blood relations first-had i remembered Micheal was adopted my comments wouldve been different and in Mikes favor plus i pushed submit too soon as i went back and intended to write more…i did say i was happy he got Avery from Sonny regardless if related or not…

I love gh
I love gh

Thank you, Jimh! This is a soap opera, and we’re not dealing with real people. I get that, and I appreciate your clarification. I didn’t mean to be rude. I like this forum and how nice everyone is. I always enjoy your posts.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Don’t worry, jimh. You spoke the truth and I know what you meant. It is definitely not insulting. You don’t have a mean bone in your body. I can just tell, even without knowing you personally.

What you said is fact. We all know that Sonny should have had custody, but, as I love gh said, this is a soap….and, the fiasco in the courtroom is called entertainment.

It is also a fact that blood means much, unless the person in question is unfit.
On the other hand, Michael does have some rights as an adoptee brother. I also wonder why Kiki or Morgan did not petition the courts for custody?

Robert
Robert

I love it! Sonny karma is a bitch and his name is Michael! Sorry Sonny lovers but the don of mafia is finally getting the payback AJ himself could not do to him! Team Michael here!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Perfectly put, Robert!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

First let me say I LOVE this show…..BUT…This whole story line is nonsense…. here we have this SAME judge that tortured Maxie endlessly over custody. Now he is back again, handing over custody ( which would never ever happen) to a kid, with zero blood ties to the child, no parenting experience, and his plan to parent her is to drop her off to the Q’s nanny….

Why isn’t Kiki smart enough to fight this? SHE is at least blood! Michael is nothing to this child.

This story is much too far fetched to own it….even in small bites.

The question I have is how the latest news about Ava’s health…. that will no doubt figure into the equation.

And YES…. Michael needs someone to knock him off his high pedestal….the writers have gone way too far with this hatred. So yes, I vote for a Big Smackdown.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Really? Too far? What’s the time limit on feeling rage, resentment and betrayal…not to mention grief and loss after your adopted father steals you from your dad, tortures the man, demeans him, keeps him from you your entire life….and then murders him. Oh. And for good measure has sex at his tomb. So proud of a Michael…the ultimate payback!

Robert
Robert

I agree Rebecca!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

hi Rebecca1…

You know I read and reread your post a few times and you are absolutely right…what has happened to him is nothing short of heinous,,, but Michael is a kind forgiving young man. Now that’s not to say as you stated he has gone through hell and at some point anyone would break.

I really do still believe that the writers are taking this too far, ( too far as in the Michael we all know and love) as he is getting so dark and filled with hate for everyone…. I am hoping they are NOT setting him up to be this cold hateful character forever. Perhaps once Jason comes back….he can help Michael move forward…

Michael has known along about Sonny and chosen to love and support him all of his life…and I do realize that he has every right to feel enough is enough…I just don’t like watching another vengeance seeking loose cannon on the canvas…Michael is special and a kind soul…hope we get him back…

But that’s just my opinion… 🙂 LOVED this show for a few decades now!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Elite Advisors…thanks for your reply. I don’t see Michael becoming dark, nor do I see him becoming unkind to other people in his Q family or other people who may come into his orbit. What I DO think is that he lived Sonny blindly…even as he opened his heart to AJ and came to love. But as much as Michael has endured, he always rationalized snd made excuses for Sonny’s lifestyle. Even to his own detriment. Taking him away from AJ, learning the truth of how they forced AJ to sign away his rights and finally gunning AJ down was his turnin point. So, I think the change is directed at the family who betrayed him, who swept AJs life under a rug as if he was worthless. It’s also stolen whatever innocence he had left…which wasn’t a lot after everything he’s been victim to as a result of growing up in Sonnys world. He’s a tougher, stronger person now, his eyes are open. he’ll be savvy in business as well…a worthy contender. Though I don’t think he’ll ever go too far over to the darker side, his transformation was inevitable. It should be interesting to see how Jhelum evolves…

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

And now in English…he LOVED Sonny…

Came to love him

And made excuses

Haha…MIchael evolves

jeremy
jeremy

Im so loving Michael, in your face Sonny!! 😉

Anne
Anne

Not loving any of this Michael is not a blood relative so it stretches even soaptastic reality that he would get custody. What 20-something single guy wants to parent an infant that’s not his? Michael is unnaturally blind to any of this, so the story doesn’t seem true or real .

Denise
Denise

I LOVED it when Michael said “A.J.” and as others have stated it is poetic justice after what Sonny did to A.J. all those years ago. And Carly makes me sick, she is the worse mother of all times. Hell even Obrecht is a better mother than Carly. Go Michael, I hope you raise A.J. to she is an adult!!! I love the writing too!!

JP
JP

I’m loving this too. I’d like to see Michael eventually have less anger and a storyline that doesn’t involve Sonny, but I don’t EVER want to see them reconcile. Sonny deserves Michael’s hatred, but they way this is playing out, I’m expecting an eventual reunion. I really hope that doesn’t happen.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Agree.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I LOVED IT– that was one of the BEST IRONIC TWIST I’ve seen on a soap EVER. As they say Karma a bitch– and what Carly and Sonny sowed many years ago, has come to bite them in the proverbial ass. Shortening Avery Jerome to AJ was a brilliant piece of soap writing–it was a priceless, weaving both the past and present together, everything coming together full circle, as if it was just fated to be this way the minute Sonny and Carly ripped Michael from AJ as a baby for his protection.

Michael finally became interesting– I don’t necessarily like everything about new Michael, but he is no longer dull— so over all I like this transformation, just tone down the whiny dialogue at times and we got the makings of a true match to bring down Sonny.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Totally agree, Mary SF. I had an ear to ear grin when Michael coined Avery, AJ…lol…and if he’s able to change her last name to Quartermaine…just too perfect.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

Big kudos to the GH writer who came up with the idea for ‘AJ’! Wow, what a jaw dropping moment!

Timmm
Timmm

I agree. Maybe it was the same writer who had the initials A.J. in blood on Connie having everyone think it was AJ and not Ava.

jackie
jackie

Can Michael die please…

su0000
su0000

He just might die (brain tumor..
He is not acting rationally, he is mentally ill..
It is very obvious Michael is not right in the head he has problems and he needs help..
He is nowhere near being normal, to anyone, he is not in control of himself..

Harry
Harry

Sue, Michael is not normal and he’s out of control?
Have you been watching Sonny for the last twenty years or so?

CeeCee
CeeCee

So, Su. Are you saying that every time ‘il grande mafioso falso’, Sonny, kills someone ( especially the bio father of his adopted son), or has crypt sex with his son’s lover on AJ’s tomb, is rational?. Who is the more sadistic to you? Someone who is in control of his wits and intentionally kills, wages war on anyone in his path, or someone who tries very hard to protect his sister by any means…vengeance-riddled or otherwise?
There’s a fine line there, yes? I think Michael knows exactly what he’s doing. And, if his newly-acquired, hard countenance does not sit well with anyone, remember where, how, and who reared him. Later, su.

Harry
Harry

NO! I love Michael Quartermaine. I only wish Edward were still alive to be part of this.
Maybe it’s time to build up the Quartermaine family again. We need a new Quartermaine patriarch and matriarch. What is David Canary and Erika Slezak up to these days?

Evelyn Hodges
Evelyn Hodges

Listen harry those women are grown they had a chance to walk a way from sonny they either didnt want to are they were to scared to for some reason you think sonny put them in harm way he didnt that was the way of his life as they new it and with that he protected them as best he could if they use his kids to get back at him that was what was mob are dontYou no what that means even so he still fought for them he did damable thing but his kids still lives today thats no reason to take his child micheal needs to grow up his father was no saint neither his grandmother monia he grow up protect under sonny not aj what between aj and sonny was between them two micheal needs to no the hole an stop letting everyboby put there parts in edward was alright with sonny he didnt like it but he was okay with sonny raising mc.and thats it

Jenn
Jenn

You mad bro?

Timmm
Timmm

Recast.

madluv4u
madluv4u

Totes.

richard
richard

Talk about IRONY!! Karma is a huge bitch and now Sonny knows what it’s like to be kept from your child!! BRILLIANT writing and plotting!! And the “AJ” name isn’t even forced!! Avery Jerome Corinthos!!! I am loving this!! Bravo GH!!! That plot has come FULL circle!!!!!!!! Simply brilliant!!!!!

su0000
su0000

Not full circle. not yet.

thing is;
Sonny is in control and Michael is coming off as an out of control crazy, and that will be Michales downfall- he is not in controll of his emotions/mind to up one one on Sonny..
the fat lady hasn’t sung lol

Michael is his fathers son, AJ .. they both are hot heads crazy and that destroyed AJ and it will destroy Michael ..
Michael will do a hot head out of control crazy thing and the only one able to save him will be Sonny..

richard
richard

I love reading your posts su0000, when will you star a show?? Or at least a soap critique column??? I would love it!!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

It will hopefully be AJ Quartermaine if Michael is able to change her last name. Brilliant!

Brenda
Brenda

Michael has learned to play the game from the best of the best. I would love to see Sonny start grooming Morgan to take over the family business…how much fun would that be to watch!

Justin
Justin

Loving it! When Michael called her “A.J.”, will go down as such a great moment in soap history…..especially for those of us who have waited a long time for karma to catch up with Scummy and Snarly.

Daisy
Daisy

Scummy and Snarly. Love it!

lisa
lisa

Wow from Crypt Baby to Jamie Sommers to Avery and now AJ,plus her paternity initially in question AND the changing of “parent figures” this kis is going to be psycho when she grows up – so she’ll fit in well at GH.

lisa
lisa

*kid

GH-er
GH-er

I absolutely love this storyline and I love Michael. He is the product of the people who raised him – talk about reaping what you sow. He won’t be angry forever, but the truths he is telling Sonny and Carly are just so much sudsy, soapy FUN. And I love the tie to two long time GH families – Corinthos and Quartermaine. And I am appalled at Carly continuing to blindly follow where Sonny leads, comforting him while Sonny threatens her son. It’s ridiculous – is she not the same woman who sent Morgan away for his own protection? But now she is lying about Sonny’s plans to send Avery to the island? But I can see both sides – everyone thinks Michael is taking it too far, and I certainly don’t approve of using a baby as a bargaining chip, but Michael is grieving for his father and is so incredibly disappointed and hurt by what his parents have done that he is incapable of seeing the forest for the trees. But it was LONG past time for Sonny and Carly to realize what they’ve done to their kids after raising them the way they did. I loved the “I’ll call you AJ” line – best thing in months and Chad Duell killing it – he’s great.

Louise
Louise

I agree totally with you talk about karma. So glad Sonny and especially Carly are reaping what they have sown. I am definitely Team Michael I want to see him bring Sonny down and the AJ name was one of the best moments of the show had a smile on my face all day. TPTB better not let Sonny beat Michael at anything this is truly poetic justice.

Chonda
Chonda

Yes,KARMA is a bitch and Sonny,Karly has got it in the face. Michael has to know that karma works both ways so YES I’m ready Michael to get knocked off his high horse

C
C

Definitely Team!Michael. This is long overdue karma kicking Sonny and Carly in the butts. Why again are Michael’s actions super evil when they did the same thing – and worse, meathook anyone? – to AJ?

Jenn
Jenn

I don’t care if Michael is being a jerk to Sonny. I want Sonny to suffer. This feels like not only Michael’s payback for what Sonny did to him but nice payback to all the viewers who have had to watch their favorite characters destroyed all in the name of Sonny. Sonny is the worst!

Lil Angel
Lil Angel

I’ve only been watching GH for a couple of years now, but this is by far the most interesting Michael has ever been since I’ve been watching. Sonny deserves everything Michael is doing to him.

Timmm
Timmm

I’ve renamed Michael, “Crychael!” He is one whiny bitch! However, I like that he is getting over on Sonny. Yes, I like the the baby’s new name. What a way to pay homage to his late father and telling Sonny, FU, for all that Sonny did to A.J. all those years ago and then killing him. My apologies to Chad Duell but it seems like this role needs recasted. His range was that of a late teen early twenty something and thats probably Michael’s age but going up against Sonny and the whole ELQ storyline, it seems they need an older actor. How about Burgess Jenkins from Y&R and we will return Billy Miller as Billy Abbott. Thats fair.

Dan
Dan

I love Laura W And Maurice B but am sick to death of all that Sonny has gotten away with and still made out to be a sympathetic character. Carly’s eternal defense of Sonny weakens her character. Glad to see them suffer. Hope Michael always remains a Quartermaine!

downtownla
downtownla

I loved Michael giving it to Sonny and all the other liars in the room protecting him. Right until the end, they disrespect Michael right to his face. I hope AJ stays with the Qs for a while. It would be nice to get a little girl in the house. Maybe Brook or Dillon will come back with small kids, too. Imagine Tracy as a great-grandmother. She would have a heart attack!

cheryl
cheryl

Hating Michael. He is acting liked a spoiled child. Can’t wait till Sonny fights back.

Aria
Aria

A bitch slap ? Really? Hell no ! Sonny deserved much worse, clearly if you think Michael deserves a bitch slap then u think sonny is in the right but I don’t and I don’t care much for how the show is trying to guilt trip Michael by having all these hypocrites telling him he wl regret doing this to sonny clearly sonny didn’t feel guilty for killing aj and he really thinks he’s a hero for jumping into the water with a bomb pleaaasse! He’s an ego maniac, Morgan is a dumbass, Carly is the biggest liar, cheater, hypocrite on earth and the rest of the sonny deserves baby Avery ( Alexis, Julian, Kiki ) are hypocrites too. Thank goodness the quatermaines aren’t fooled by sonny.

Lew S
Lew S

Aria, Yes you are correct regarding Sonny. He has gotten away with quite a few things in his time. But, the Quartermaine family are not saints.
Don’t forget in Edward’s earlier days, he was not above breaking the law and scheming against his own family. Alan was a notorious adulterer and so was Monica. A.J. was a bad boy, jealous of Jason and did things against him. Tracy has somewhat mellowed over the years, but she used to be a total bitch! Alexandra Quartermaine (giving away my age here) was a conspirator in the Ice Princess Saga. So, I guess Michael is bringing Avery (oops, A.J.) into a great legacy?

Justin
Justin

Actually, i though Alexandra Quartermaine was not a conspirator. She brought the Ice Princess to Port Charles, hired Luke to get it back after it was stolen from her, then was killed by Mikkos (along with her boyfriend Tony Cassadine) Cassadine? If memory serves me, when she realized what Mikkos was doing, she wanted to stop him. And as far as the other Quartermaine’s, I’m not sure that corporate shenanigans and adultery, crimes nonetheless, are as serious as murder and hanging people onto meat hooks.

Lew S
Lew S

Michael has a right to be angry at Sonny, for what he did to A.J. But, he shouldn’t use the baby as a way to hurt Sonny, Carly, Kiki and Morgan. I think the Jake is Jason reveal is what will heal the rift between Michael and Sonny. But, at the rate they are handling Billy Miller’s storyline, that is a long way down the road.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lew…the Q’s aren’t murderers…that’s like comparing white collar crime to murder. Infidelity? Who in Port Charles hasn’t cheated.

CeeCee
CeeCee

What can I say? YOU GO, ARIA. Great post…I love it !!!!!!!

Shari
Shari

I absolutely LOVE this and have been waiting for this for years! I have lived through years of having to watch the Teflon Don and his on again off again mob hag Carly (both portrayed wonderfully by MB and currently LW) get away with crimes that they always excuse away by claiming protection of their family—or people who’s lives they have hijacked as family. Meanwhile anyone else who does the same thing is a horrible person and must be stopped. Hypocrites to the max.
AJ (like him or not) was the bio dad of Michael and had to watch his child be named after Sonny! Now, history is repeating itself and it is brilliant! The son they took from AJ now takes Sonny’s bio son and names him after his mistreated dad!! I AM LOVING IT! I just wish it would continue until Avery is an adult like it did with Michael but I have a feeling that the writers will make this child Morgan’s although I wish they wouldn’t and they would let this story keep going!

Alan
Alan

Sonny and Carly are the worst so I’m rooting for Michael whether he’s doing it for the right reasons or not.

I think Sonny will eventually get the child back and refuse to let her be a bone marrow donor for Ava and Silas will reveal that he switched the paternity results to keep Sonny from killing Ava (he knew Sonny wouldn’t want to kill another of his children’s parents after the fallout with Michael) and that Morgan is the real baby daddy. Since Morgan loves Ava he will allow the child to donate marrow to save her mother.

I love gh
I love gh

I am liking Michael’s resolve – it is very Sonny-like. Also, when he feels that something is morally wrong, Michael can’t do anything but what he feels is right. That said, he’s clearly blinded to his own selfish motives, and in essence, is turning into his father. It will be interesting to see what comes of this.

With regard to AJ, I’m sad to see his character gone. However, he did push a pregnant Carly down a flight of stairs. I’d like to see Carly bring that up when Michael’s ranting about Sonny. AJ was no angel, either.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

AJ didn’t push Carly down the stairs; they were arguing, he reached out to grab her hand..she pulled back and tumbled down. Just another ” truth” she and Sonny twisted to make AJ look bad.

I love gh
I love gh

You’re right, he didn’t push her. He just grabbed her hand. Still, he was not a good person back then. It would be nice to see Carly bring that up. It’s not like her to just take everything he’s dishing out.

Harry
Harry

AJ did NOT push Carly down the stairs. This is a myth which refuses to go away. Carly was gesturing frantically and she fell backwards.
Moreover, before Carly spiked AJs grape juice with booze and carted his drunken self to the garbage bin in the ally, AJ was clean and sober and trying to get his life back. He was a good person but Carly, Jason and Sonny constantly sabotaged his efforts to better himself.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Everything AJ did was due to his drinking which was a disease…and he/it spun more and more out of control as Sonny and Carly pushed him over the edge…lol…they pushed him metaphorically speaking. Carly lied about Michael, gave him to Jason, then to Sonny…and barely anyone was onAJs side. I’ve always seen him as misundersttood and a victim…a guy who just couldn’t catch a break, who played second to Jason with everyone other than Skye…even Emi,y showed favoritism toward Jason, I always rooted for. A J and I’m rooting for Michael now…just loving that it’s AJs son going after his fathers enemies.

Harry
Harry

Rebecca–true dat.
And don’t forget Cornnuts, AJ’s dumb blonde twite of a wife, threw him over for Jason.
His whole family favored Jason over him.

janet
janet

Hooray for Michael. he is just doing what those two brought him up to do. on’t get mad, get even. karma for them. When he said he was calling her AJ, You took the original AJ from him, now he is doing pay back. I love that Michael is sticking it to Sonny.Carley really is another one. Will she help Shawn kill Michael , so Sonny can win. Sonny took Michael, helped take Joss from Jax. Almost blew up the car Kristina was in with Johnny. Sonny and Sam also didn’t care if krissy died as a baby, not wanting to goive the imbilicle cord blood to fight her sickness, Caused Alexis ‘s sisters death,. Etc etc etc. Sonny is finally paying.Maybe someone could put a bullet in his head. Father of the year he actually wanted his son, the one Carley took from him. to kidnap AJ .Plus he put a bullet in Dante. Sonny is done, stick a fork in him. Go Michael , looks like he survived in spite of Scummy. Maybe he has some Edward in him. Wonder who Jason will side with ? He did admit he was wrong to take AJ ‘s son from him.

janet
janet

Jim Blood doesn’t matter adoption is the same as blood. Michael knows better than anyone what growing up in the mob is. He certainly has the scars to prove it. Alexis kept Kristina away, Olivia kept Dante away, carley sent Morgan to military school under an assumed name. AJ will hopefully be kept safe away from Sonny . CArley was the one who put her child in danger. Michael is finally safe. Team Michael until FrankenRon have him lobotomized and he says he is sorry.yuck

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

It wasnt exactly what i meant, i actually forgotten Micheal was adopted…i have nothing against adopted people-they are in my own family-my father was adopted by his stepdad-i explained that in some of my replies under my own comments…peace!!!

Harry
Harry

I knew what you meant, Jim.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

If anyone needs a giant bitchslap it’s Sonny, and Carly right along with him.

Go Michael! Protect Avery from all those who could do her harm, especially Sonny who has yet to be proven her father and his on-again-off-again consort Carly. What goes around comes around.

su0000
su0000

Michael is not rational he will in the end lose and suffer by his own hand..
Michael is both of his father’s son..
He is a controlling Sonny and will go to any lengths to get what he wants, he has become what he hates in Sonny..
He is AJ, a hot head who will destroy himself..
Michael will fall .. There is no saving Michael..
He will do something very bad he can not get out of fix and Sonny will need to save him ..
Michael is mentally unstable and needs help..

Harry
Harry

Suoo, I know GH is new to you so perhaps you don’t know that Sonny is the unstable one redundantly putting his children’s lives in danger not to mention his wives’ lives too.
Lilly died under his watch and later Sonny went ape chit crazy and shot Carly in the head while she was giving birth to Morgan. Michael was shot in the head because of Sonny’s criminal life style. He also shot his son, Dante almost killing him. But he didn’t know Dante was his son, right? Sonny doesn’t have any restraint and impulse control–he should not have shot Dante period. He also shot and killed AJ ignoring all the clues which strongly suggested he did not kill Connie. Not only is Sonny a maniac and a criminal, he isn’t very bright.
When he’s not smashing crystal he’s screaming at his girl friends and wives.
Sonny is not healthy for children and other living things. Michael is saner than he’s ever was.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Exactly, Su. But, you seem to be a walking contradiction…LOL.
Finally we agree that Michael is a product of his environment. I have been saying this, in more ways than one, all along.
Actually, considering the trauma endured by a Michael throughout his young life, he turned out pretty well.
Let’s see how this unfolds…this is the best storyline yet, which, may I add, is obviously and intricately enmeshed with Ava’s and Silas’s.

jenny
jenny

Michael is acting like a bitch.

Harry
Harry

No he’s not and I am tired of that word being thrown around to insult men as well as women.

Fanny
Fanny

Thank You

Lin
Lin

Michael is not related to this baby in any way, shape, or form. Sonny is NOT his biological father, and he is rejecting him as any kind of father. Obviously Michael is not related to AVA. so he has no claim on this baby and it’s preposterous that a judge should award him the baby. Second, this judge needs to be disbarred. Whether or not one likes this side of Michael, it’s not right to treat a baby like she’s a weapon of revenge. It’s clear from the time of her birth, Michael had no interest or love for the baby, whether she was Sonny’s or Morgans. He does not love her. And to call her AJ when AJ and Ava also had an awful relationship is not right either. (though that was Ava’s fault— still). And A.J> (or any initials) are not a feminine name. While I dislike ava, Avery is a pretty name. And he has not adopted her, so he legally can’t change her last name. I dislike this whole thing. I’m assuming Kiki will try for custody or whatever Michael has. Is it guardianship? Michael has no more rights to the baby than the man on the street does.

Amanda
Amanda

I agree. Michael disowned Sonny, so he’s not Sonny’s son, therefore not Avery’s brother. Avery hasn’t a drop of Quartermaine blood, so why would they want her so bad? The child of the two people who caused AJ’s death? Conceived on his grave….

If Sonny didn’t care about Avery, Michael wouldn’t be hell bent on having her. I don’t see him wanting to “rescue”Joss because she’ll be in Sonny’s presence.

This story made me tune out of GH. I don’t think the writers realize how damaging it is for a child to grow up jot being allowed to even see their natural parents for even a little bit (as long as they won’t abuse the child, which Sonny, Morgan or Kiki would not do).

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi Amanda.
I don’t think disownment comes into play in this situation. Michael is not the consanguineous child of Sonny. It is a moot point, anyway, because I do not think a child can disown a parent, unless that parent is financially needy.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Sorry, Amanda….
I do agree with you that, theoretically, Michael has no rights, especially since he severed his familial relationship with Sonny. ….it’s a damned if you do and damned if you don’t issue.
In essence, in a true court of law, Michael would not have gained custody.
If the courts found Sonny unfit to rear Avery, or if the courts decreed that the child would be in any danger with Sonny, then the child would go to the next of kin…bloodline…..Kiki or Morgan.
I understand that adopted children are just as viable as other siblings. The law does not see it that way….only in drastic situations would that happen. It is what it is.
Also, the law changes from state to state.
As I said, Michael has no legal rights, but it is a soap, and I love it the way he is sticking it to Sonny.
Regardless, you have made very valid points. As far as Joss? She should live with Michael. Poor kid…PTB, please deliver this child from Carly.

I love gh
I love gh

Simply not true. Avery is his sister, the same way Christina is, through Sonny.

I do agree about the judge – Outside of Port Charles, the case would be thrown out.

Susan
Susan

I believe Michael needs to be slapped. It broke my heart to see him take that innocent baby away. That baby has been thru enough already she hasn’t even had a stable home since she’s been born for God sakes. And she’s no safer with Michael than she is with Sonny especially with Cra Cra Luke on the lose. Watch Michael will learn the hard way that you sometimes have no control over things that just happened from other people’s actions. He will regret taking that baby from Sonny. The poor baby hasn’t even had a chance to have a real family I think it’s sad and I’m speaking from a person who comes from a blended family of orphans. So it breaks my heart. I wish this storyline was over with already and she’d go home to Ava or Sonny.

Amanda
Amanda

I agree. I find the story offensive. I had a cousin who was adopted and it always hurt him that he never got to know his bio parents, I also saw a boy on Intervention who had become adrug addict over it. I can’t believe Michael can’t see he is doing to Avery what was done to him.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I believe that after all is said and done, Avery will end up with either of her parents. I hold steadfastly to the hope that Maura will stay on, free and cleared of all charges.
This is just another show of conflict and suspense….I am truly loving it!!

Kendall
Kendall

Great twist! Love Michael Quartermaine!

Rose
Rose

Don’t think Michael deserves a bitch slap. That’s a little harsh. He is righting several wrong…Being taken away from his own bio dad in the first place…Sonny killing A J when he said he wouldn’t hurt him, and then getting a full pardon rom the Gov…having crypt sex in AJ’s final resting place with Ava on the day of his funeral…and while not Michael’s concern, Sonny doing it with Morgan’s then girlfriend. But most of all he is being a good big brother to AJ (Avery) in trying to bring her up in an environment not surrounded by crime and guns. Again Michael knows all about this first hand.

Rodd
Rodd

I like the character of Michael and Chad’s portrayal of him. On the other hand, while I like Bernard, I don’t like the character of Sonny at all. This karma thing that everyone is talking about has been a long time coming. I’m just hoping that Michael can remain strong without all the hatred/resentment/betrayal/whatever fueling his actions. When you’re right, you’re right. I hope he finds the strength to stand tall without the need to continually be so smug and mad. It’s a soap, I can flow with the direction TPTB are taking this story line. It’s nice to see the Q’s feel vindicated after what Sonny did to them.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I feel the same way, Rodd. Thank you for separating the character from the actor. Many times, I get blasted for critiquing the character where it is confused as the actor…..know what I mean?

I try very, very hard separating the two, and I am very conscious of the difference.
Furthermore, Rodd, I really do appreciate your sentiments regarding Michael….wise words, indeed.

Timmm
Timmm

Its funny, Sonny finally had someone stand up to him and get the better of him and what does Sonny do? Pizza and Monopoly. Love it! Secondly, right or wrong, I liked how Morgan showed his maturity and supported his dad and insisted on pizza. It was a cool moment to see the four of them sitting around and being normal. Right? In your life if something goes wrong you hope to have someone there to pick you up and try and take your mind off your troubles. One of my favorite scenes of GH, this year, so far.

Rose
Rose

Forgetting everything that lead up to the pizza party I agree. Nice to see “real” family stuff, and also nice to see Sonny let his guard down and let Morgan take the lead.

su0000
su0000

Poor Michael is about to learn a hard lesson lol
I see it coming–
Fluke will kidnap Avery and put her in great danger therefore showing Michale that he is no protector of a child either ..
He says Sonny puts his kids in danger well Michale just put Avery in great danger by bringing her to the Q’s .. lol
I see it coming!!!
Michael is on self destruct mode ..

Timmm
Timmm

Your right, in the end Sonny and Michael will have to work together. You know Fluke is going after that baby to freak Sonny out!

su0000
su0000

Yes.. and then Michael will be known for not protecting his baby AJ from harm from the bad guys..
He will be his father Sonny’s son .. lol

the Q’s are no safer for children than the Corinthios ..

CeeCee
CeeCee

That’s a great scenario, Su. It may just happen as you predict.
I don’t think Michael is self-destructing, though…at least, I hope not, for Avery’s sake.

I also think that Sabrina will be Avery’s nanny. Michael can see that she’s a natural.
Well, now. There’s another ironic twist for our consumption. This is the baby Sabrina tried to harm? Isn’t that special? C’mon, now. I can’t take another twisted twist. Too easy, writers!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, Timmm. I think Morgan is acting like the sanctimonious jerk that he is. Perhaps it is maturity, but I believe he is so upset with his brother that this newfound alliance with his father is to spite Michael.
Morgan is a turncoat….I find this sugar and spice attitude dumbfounding.

Timmm
Timmm

I’ve grown to like the actor who plays Morgan. I’m sure that is part of my liking him. I wonder though, in real life, who would you side with, your sibling or your father?

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Timmm.
I like the actor very much…he’s very virile and good looking but, I do have misgivings about the character. He has suddenly turned into the ideal son. Is it his overwhelming love for his father?
I have my doubts…is Morgan so forgiving? I suppose he would show the same love if Michael would reciprocate the feeling. I am not saying Michael does not love his family…deep inside, he still loves Sonny, also. But, I would think feeling betrayed distorts one’s perspective on just about everything.

What you ask is a tough question, Timmm. It would be easy to say That if my dad were Sonny, I would repudiate him with all my might….easier said than done. When Push comes to shove, he is my father .
My brother? Same doubts. I love both my brothers with all my heart. So hard…!!!!

What a great question, Timmm…a real mind buster. It really is “being on the horns of a dilemma”.
This is a poser which I would never be able to answer. No one can.
If your parents were drowning, and could only save one, who would you save?
You gave me much on which to ponder. Hmmmm! Later.

Geena
Geena

I rewatched that part several times because I loved it so much!! Avery Jerome who is named after Ava happens to have the initials “AJ”!!! Pure genius. Sonny & Co stood there outraged calling Michael heartless..really? When Sonny did the same thing, he was anointed a Saint for doing such a good deed. Karma’s a bitch! Very sweet scene with Michael, Tracy and the baby.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I’m totally on board for Michael doing this to Sonny because Sonny deserves it. I don’t agree with the pardon he was given by that Governor guy, and he still needs to pay for what he did to A.J. I’m really happy to see that Michael hasn’t caved in and forgiven Sonny yet, and continues to take revenge for what Sonny (and Carly) did to him. I’m also on full-side with Michael because of what all of Sonny’s kids have gone through because of his mob ties. Michael is distancing Avery from that because he knows it’s best for her because of what he and every other one of Sonny’s kids have endured.

But my one big problem with this whole story is what’s being done to Avery. She went from being ripped out of her mother’s arms at birth, to living on the run with Franco and Nina, to living with Kiki, to living with Sonny (albeit for half a second), and now she’s at the Q mansion. Her mother hasn’t been a part of her life thus far, and if Ava dies from her cancer (which I doubt, since losing Maura West would be a bad idea for GH), then Avery will never know her. Her first six months of life have been filled with chaos and unrest, and that is bound to affect her in a bad way later in life. Instability is the worst thing for a newborn, and that’s all her life has been. And I don’t see Michael retaining custody of her for a long time, so that’ll be even more instability for her.

Penny
Penny

First of all he is not even biologically related to Avery, so not sure how that could even occur. Michael was the one consistent good guy and I hate what they have done to his character, and the stupidity of this story line. Legally he has no rights to Avery. I like the actor and think he’s good but I hate what they have done to his character. Like AJ was some sort of prodigal son.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch what happens below.

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

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