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GENERAL HOSPITAL: After Learning The Truth About Sasha; Nina Leaves Her Wedding To Valentin … With Jax

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If you caught Tuesday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, you witnessed Cynthia Watros (Nina), well, being what she does best, delivering a performance that only Cynthia Watros can do!

Everyone knew the nuptials of Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Nina were potentially cursed with all of the secrets looming, especially the major one that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not Nina’s biological daughter.  After overhearing as conversation between Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Sasha in the women’s bathroom, Lulu (Emme Rylan) just had to tell the truth right in the middle of the long-awaited wedding of the  lovebirds.

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After dropping the bombshell during the the ceremony, at first, Nina could not believe this at all, especially coming from Lulu; who is still dealing with the fact that her marriage to Dante is over, so why would she want anyone else to be happy? Problem was when Nina asked Sasha to just set the record straight,  she didn’t the way Nina had thought she would.  Sasha goes into the story on how she duped Nina for money, but then became so fond of her, and loved her like a daughter would.

Valentin is freaking out, because he knows he could be implicated in this mess, and while there was no proof on hand of how three DNA tests were all switched to make it look like Sasha was a DNA match for Nina’s bio-daughter, he looked the guilty party as well.  A betrayed and angry Nina feels in her gut that Valentin had something to do with this, and is rocked to her core that he lied to her again.  Nina screams she has to get out of the chapel.

Then, who should just be coming by at the right time outside the nuptials, that knight in shining armor, Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher).   They make a exit together, where Jax takes Nina back to his brand new home that is barely furnished at this point, but there is a couch! And there is some scotch!  When Jax tries to calm Nina down, so she will talk about what has happened, all that she says so far is that Sasha is not her daughter, and that she never had one.

Back at the wedding, Valentin vows revenge on Lulu. Liesl lies to Maxie (Kirsten Storms) that she had no idea that Sasha was not Nina’s daughter, and Valentin makes a call to someone.

When the smoke clears from this one .. we predict these possibilities:  Jax and Nina share more than a kiss … Nina go back to Valentin and this charade of his involvement in bringing Sasha to town remains a cover-up and she gives him yet another chance .. or is it 100% curtains for Valentin?  Stay tuned.

Whatever happens next, Cynthia Watros reminded us all why she is a force to be reckoned with on daytime screens, or any acting medium for that matter.

Share your thoughts on the scenes that went down after Nina learned the truth about Sasha via the comment section below.

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John
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John

She was brilliant!

Timmm
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Timmm

I think Staff and Jax would have had more chemistry than Waltros but I do like her away from Valentin. He is a wimp and a liar! He deserves nothing! Maybe he kills Lulu and Nick resurfaces and kills Valentin!

brian
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brian

nope sorry… no offense to Cynthia Watros… but I still prefer Michelle S. in the role of Nina

DMRR
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DMRR

I like both. Michelle brought a softness & vulnerability to Nina, coupled with crazy!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

It’s about time!!

DMRR
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DMRR

Soapy! Cynthia Watros is growing on me. Please, oh please, get rid of the newly permed Parking Lot Flop. He is the worst actor. Am I the only one who thinks he salivates over every male he encounters. NO chemistry with Kirsten, and she has become just as awkward as The Flop.

Shay
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Shay

@DMRR…Your posts regarding your most favorite “bete noire” never disappoint! When even a character’s mere hairstyle grates upon one, you know that it’s truly time for them to go…asap! I felt the same about “Old Nina,” although “NuNina” doesn’t grab my fancy either. Quite frankly, I’m all for the “NoNina” option!

Davy
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Davy

Not a fan of the actor either and the new hair is really bad, but why do you call him parking lot? Just curious.

Rodd
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Rodd

I can’t help but wonder what’s happening to Lulu as she deals with her divorce; who’s she becoming. And there’s something about her teacher-boyfriend that makes me wonder if he’s as good as he seems.

How these folks are gonna get out of this mess remains to be seen but I hope it’s messy and takes a while; not a one day show where all is forgiven and forgotten.

Davy
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Davy

Totally boring! I’m sorry but it was totally predictable and the acting was lackluster. NuNina may be a good actress but she is wrong for this role.

JMB
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JMB

Would love for Nina and Jax to become a couple. They look GREAT together!

Dan S
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Dan S

I know a lot of fans have strong feelings on this subject, but no matter how you feel about this recast or this character, you must admit Cynthia Watros has some acting chops! I have really enjoyed her in the character and I thought she acted the hell out of this episode. It was very soapy and worth the wait!

Channing Capwell
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Channing Capwell

Yep. It was as if Annie Dutton walked through a painting in Springfield and came out in Port Charles.

Shay
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Shay

@Channing Capwell…How very well put…In fact, that is how most of GH’s endless parade of soap retreads strikes me…they are just playing a continuing version of their previous characters. (Especially the vast majority of those from OLTL and AMC..in those cases, they’re not even “thinly veiled,” but “in your face!”)

DMRR
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DMRR

HAHAHA!

su000
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su000

I can’t wait for Valentin to kill Lulu, and well he should, I insist.
But- that won’t happen, sigh..
He brought this on himself nonetheless Lulu needs to be taken out by Valintine, yup.
Lulu irks the bejeezus outta me so her being taken out would be a good thing.

I knew Nina and Jax would be hooking up that was a given.
So– I hope Valentin will finally become a true Cassadine and do what a revengeful Cassadine would do and give me some spellbinding drama!!

Watros/Nina gave an absolutely stunning performance BRAVA!!

Channing Capwell
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Channing Capwell

I would love for Valentin to kill Lulu and then Laura to kill Valentin, in very quick order.

DMRR
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DMRR

Yes! Kill Lulu and shut her up!

Davy
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Davy

Amen Lulu is horrible!

Satan
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Satan

There will be no killing Lulu! She’s the only one of Luke & Laura’s kids currently in Port Charles, and one of two people that actually uses the Spencer name (Bobbie being the other one. I can’t really count the recast “cousin Valerie” since she’s had about 30 total seconds of airtime.

Now on the other horn, if Lulu was to be injured and woke up with Julie Berman’s face again, I wouldn’t have any problem with that at all.

rose
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rose

su000/Channing/DMRR…Why do you have to use “killing?” There’s enough of that going on in the “real” world. Just send Lulu on her Haunted Star to somewhere else far away.

su000
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su000

GH is beyond dull, it’s empty of drama.
Killing Lulu would blow some life into GH..
A whodunit, and hopefully some intrigue and suspense; like during the ol’days.

putting Lulu on a boat to nowhere has no purpose in creating the desperately needed drama..
GH is Empty of all a soap needs to be a soap of quality.

heh yah– kill Lulu !!
‘sides she irks the H outta me.

rose
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rose

Su000…I just refrain from using the words hate and kill. But that’s me. Like you Lulu irks me, too. So to try to put a little “drama” into her story because we still have to have some Spencer’s, let her sail away for a while during which time she discovers Drew on a desert island where he parachuted when his plane crashed. The way things are back home he’s not so sure he wants to come back to Port Charles. But since he is an honorable man of course he will return. Just having some soap fun.

su000
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su000

Hi Rose 🙂
GH does not need a Spenser.
That family took a death dive when Luke left..
Soaps lose families, especially when their purpose has gone north.

Lulu has no real purpose, she is filler to irate me lol

The Quartermain’s died off and had a need to bring in Michael to be a predominate Q..
not to mention others
(for one, Oliver)brought in to hold the Q name, and it all failed.

Lulu needs to go. Sorry 🙁

rose
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rose

Su000…I guess we just have to adjust to the fact that all legacy families in both soaps and real life pass away. Seems they never have enough kids with the same dreams, guts or smarts to carry on the family traditions the way the originals did. Maybe that’s why many really like Downton Abbey. It’s a time and place frozen in time where even the advent of the telephone was like the equivalent for many of us now with tech and apps. And I’m not so sure I would want to see what the Crawley’s, etc are up to now.

Deborah Miller
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Deborah Miller

I want the old nina back

rose
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rose

Deborah…I like Michelle way better as Phyllis on Y&R. I wasn’t sure about Cynthia at first, but she is starting to grow on me in the role of Nina. And I like her with Jax. Of course this will set up real problem with Valentin. So between Jax, Laura, and maybe Spenser hope to see some real Cassadine drama.

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

What will it take to open Nina’s eyes? Maybe if she’d take off those rose colored glasses she wears around Valentin. I know she wants to believe him, but the constant lying drives me nuts. Maybe Nicolas returning will force her to face the truth. I have no patience or pity for her

Remy
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Remy

Cynthia’s getting better in the role and making it her own. Would Michelle been better? Of course!

But with the situation that was handed, we got one good actress for another that was equally good.

This should be a turning point for Cynthia as her interactions with key players will finally reveal if she was truly the right choice to takeover the role.

I’m still giving Cynthia a chance as she’s coming into a heavy storyline and so far, she’s working with what she’s got while having to continuously multitask of creating chemistry with key characters within her storyline.

Satan
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Satan

This whole story is getting stupid. How the Hell does Sasha get arrested for “identity theft”? Fraud, yes. Since she did go along with the scam of pretending to be Nina’s daughter, and gained financially from that lie. Granted, Val the Bastard was behind that fraud, and he should be going to prison for it before she does…. especially as he’s already a convicted international felon. But – as far as we know – she used her real name, isn’t impersonating any other mortal human being known to actually exist, and thus, isn’t stealing anybody’s identity. There’s only one person… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

While not a topic I would generally opine on, Cynthia looked absolutely stunning in that dress. However, I regret to inform you that lightning does not strike twice—must have blown the budget with the first dress, as the second go-round was an uninspired choice.

Speaking of choices, while disappointed to see Michelle Stafford leave the role of Nina (thoroughly enjoyed having her on GH), the show hasn’t skipped a beat with Cynthia. Less impressive was their handling of Billy Miller (Drew), but I digress…. Today’s post is about a dress and shoes and Cynthia has filled them admirably!

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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