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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Gets Advice From Parker, Nikolas Has A Bad Day, JaSam Make Love!

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Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital certainly had a lot going on.  First, let’s start with wonderfully acted scenes between Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis)  and Ashley Jones (Parker), as two strong women who from the first looks of it, are about to take it each other down, but in the end find some resolution and understanding.  For Alexis, she gets clued in and learns how she can handle the situation with her daughter’s sexual identify better than she has.

At a cafe’ near the university in which Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) was suspended, Parker tells Alexis that she only wanted to be a friend to Kristina, and that Kristina’s version of the situation might be skewed.  She also tells Alexis that Kristina fears being gay will alienate Alexis and Sonny  (Marice Benard).  Alexis explains that her husband Julian (William deVry) has a gay son, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) and they came to an understanding and ultimately Julian’s acceptance.   Parker asks Alexis to just to make sure that matter what Kristina decides about herself and her sexuality, that Alexis will love her unconditially.   Alexis thanks Parker for enlighting her, and for putting up with her accusations.  Kristina calls Parker after Alexis leaves, and Parker informs her that her mother came to see her.  Kristina looks panicked.

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Elsewhere, it’s a very bad day for Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)!  He returns to Wyndemere where he finds Curtis (Donnell Turner) moving in! Hayden (Rebecca Budig) reminds Nikolas that she is calling all the shots now, and Curtis lets Nikolas know he has safeguarded the evidence that Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore) is innocent, and that all roads lead to Nikolas having Hayden shot.  Curtis tells the dark prince has no problem having the investigation of the case re-opened if he doesn’t comply to what he and Hayden say.

And as that is going down, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) discuss the fact that she cannot believe that Nikolas would have Hayden shot to keep the secret from her that “Jake” was really Jason!  A livid Sam takes off and heads to Wydemere where she rips into Nikolas, and tells him she is going to call the cops on him! As Nikolas tries to take the phone out of Sam’s hands, Jason busts through the door and beats up Nikolas! Hayden and Curtis also come upon the intense confrontation.

Later alone, an emotional Sam tells Jason that since Nikolas already stole a year from them she doesn’t want to lose anymore time with him.   The du0 make love for the first time since Jason returned to Port Charles!  Meanwhile, Hayden and Nikolas get into bed together post-Nikolas beat down, and each grab a knife out of their nightstands and put it by their side of the bed.

And last but not least, Ava (Maura) gets a bloody surprise in her bed when she finds what appears to be bloodied blackbird under the sheets! Is Sonny responsible for this threat as it appears … or could it be Paul (Richard Burgi), Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), or someone else?

So, what did you think of the scenes between Nancy Lee Grahn and Ashley Jones?  Nikolas’ bad day ..  should he be put behind bars once and for all?  JaSam finally hitting the sheets?  Share your thought in the comment section below!

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Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

WOW! This was my favorite episode of the year and was highly entertaining from start to finish with a little bit of everything you could ask for in an hour. I couldn’t find a single lackluster scene in this episode and the storylines that I consider to be lackluster were not featured. BRAVO!

Jake
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Jake

Alexis/Parker scenes were well written and played out!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I know, Jake…..AND,
WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!! This is the Alexis for whom I was waiting!!!! Today’s episode with Kristina brought me to my knees…..something which had never happened for me .
The emotions, the words, her mother’s urgency to see to her daughter’s happiness and mental well-being, just moved me. I hope Alexis keeps this up. Loved her sweater, too.

jackie meixner
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jackie meixner

Cele Che almost had tears!What great acting looks like!Do you think they will keep Ashley Jones?Would be a shame to lift us up and then let us down!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@jackie meixer.
I agree…I enjoyed that, as well…very emotional.
As far as Ashley Jones staying on? I do believe she will soon have a baby. So, she may come back after she gives birth. I hope she does come back. I like her.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Glad to see Sam and Jason, albeit a little ‘cave-mannish’, LOL ( is that ok to say?) was refreshing after no excitement between them. Sam looked spectacular in her skivvies.
Nikolas deserved everything he got, and more. How dare he lay his hands on a woman so violently….boorish!!
But, what’s up with Jason? Does anyone else think something went awry during his brain surgery and is manifesting itself now?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

CeeCee: I do think Jason’s dark side is more hair-trigger than before, but that may make him more fascinating (but also more like Sonny…which may not be a good thing). Isn’t it amazing what brain surgeries at GH can do? Between Franco, Jason, and Hayden/Rachel, they never know what they’re gonna get!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Right? We should all end up GH if one of us needs a personality change.
Unfortunately, I was not familiar with Jason Morgan before his disappearance; just for a couple of weeks……….only what I have read on these sites and a lttle Utube history.
I do wonder, though, Soaphound; was Carly in the habit of coming between Sam and Jason?….. Or is this just a feeling I am getting? Hmmmmm, I wonder if Carly will present a problem…..first Miss Lizzie, now, Carly……poor Sonny…LOL.

robbie
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robbie

Best episode in quite some time, keep it up

Timmm
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Timmm

I loved the scenes with Alexis and Parker. I hope they have more to do together down the road. I LOVED Jason kicking azz! One of the FEW times Billy Miller seems awake is when he is being physical! Oh, and speaking of being physical, he and Sam were hot, hot, hot together ,devouring each other! Loved it! People complain about Nick’s dark side BUT I wish that he would contact Starvos or Stephan and have Curtis killed. What a leech! GET OUT OF MY HOUSE! I just LOVED Hayden and Nick going to bed each holding a knife! “Love… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, Aria. There was more touchy feely kind of communication….better than discourse. But, I agree, I did not see sparks. Now, Maxie and Nathan? That’s a horse of a different color.
Nikolas?…. well….we must remember to be kind. But, what you said! LOL.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, my gosh and golly gee, my Timmmy. That is so funny. Each with a knife….going to bed…..love is in the air.

Timmm
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Timmm

Nicholas Bobbit!

Ces
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Ces

I agree with everything you said Timmm! Nick is really getting a beating; surprised he still has a face left.

Patrick
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Patrick

it just so rankles me… that Nicholas is being “blackmailed” by Hayden and Curtis I am officially OVER Hayden just how long can they drag this out ? I get that she was brought to Port Charles to “help” Ric blackmail “Jake” now she’s blackmailing Nicholas… with Shawn confessing from prison… that their was another shooter … Nicholas needs to figure this out? does Hayden really have the goods on Nicholas ? now that the cats out of the bag… once again… all of Port Charles is against Nicholas …. AGAIN he was so well written in all of 2015…… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm….Given how many familiar and unfamiliar faces that have crashed at Wyndemere as of late, Nik should just be over and done with it already and open a B&B. Let Laura run the place…..it will give her something to do besides cracking Helena’s mysterious code.

Timmm
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Timmm

Oh Shay, Genie Francis has to be pulling her hair out! [In a rocking chair with a brush!] What a waste of her talent. People get offended here but I love Genie but what can she do without Luke?

Nick should open one of those medieval dinner theater’s where there is a murder and dinner guests have to guess who did it. Funny thing or should I say the twist, the person is actually dead EVERY TIME! Where is DICKtective Falconeri when you need him!

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

It was one of GHs better episodes…hopefully it will keep up the momentum!!!

Aria
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Aria

Jason and Sam I don’t know , I just don’t see their spark, or their connection, I was never a fan of jason but like the idea of what jake could’ve been but now that the character knows who he is its like he’s gone back to being selfriteous soon he’ll go back to hanging out with the same people, I. E Carly , sonny and Sam and how they will go around acting like they are always in the right no matter what . They’ll pump these 4 characters at the expense of others. Also not liking this dark… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ie: the LOVE THEM THE BEST Quartermainia they need to bring back… somehow… a strong vivacious with comedic timing… a new Emily… just to round out this Fantastic fam I wonder what Amber Tamblyn is doing these days? Natalia Livingston is also a keeper ps: I’m not looking forward to seeing “Jason and Sam Forever” consummate their relationship… I just don’t get it… I’m not going to grandstand and beg for Jason and Liz.. because i’m over that ; seriously ??? to watch Liz accept and lower her standards for being 2nd … leftovers ? I think not Liz and… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree Patrick. Alice’s absence is glaringly obvious, especially when Tracy’s life was on the balance. Surely the budget could afford Alice a bedside visit? Hopefully she’ll be waiting at the door to welcome Ms. Tracy home.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

A surprisingly good episode. The Alexis and Parker scenes had some of the best acting I’ve seen in a while. While I hate the idea of wasting the brilliant Ashley Jones on whiny Kristina, I hope she sticks around. Would love to see her spar with Sonny. Jason’s pounding on Nikolas was downright thrilling (and this from someone who generally hates violence). Maybe it’s because Billy Miller would be sexy just reading a menu. One quibble…why do they keep chopping up his gorgeous hair?

jackie meixner
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jackie meixner

Ah yes soaphound.Ashley Jones is brilliant and Sonny vs Parker would be epic!As much as I enjoyed Nik getting the crap beat out of him,Alexis vs Parker was the best of the day!

su0000
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su0000

I dunno, I just dunno..
GH has become PSA ordinated..
Like leave it Beaver; a PSA show..
I do not like it, it’s lame..

(( PSA = public service announcements ..

I am really really wanting my loved GH back 🙁

Rose
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Rose

I really liked Nancy and Ashley’s scenes. Love to see this side of Alexis again (as well as the mom nursing “tactic” in the courtroom). Am going to enjoy this brief win-win since Julian is going back on his no-more-crime-boss promise. And Ashley as Parker was a new pleasant surprise. Seems comas related to brains can be tricky things. Looks like Jason still retains his hair-like instincts when it comes to physical confrontation. If remember right, didn’t Helena program retaining that part of a Jason that into her “soldier” boy at one time? Makes you wonder if all the bad… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Rose… I agree with you regarding this side of Alexis, yet I feel that it only completes her as a fully-fleshed out character. For me it was more realistic to see her in a relationship, complete with passion; we’ve always seen her maternal side, her practical side, fierce lawyer side, etc. It’s comparable to the different roles we all have in life. I meant to comment on something you said regarding her on another post, that you were glad they were getting back to this side of her, or something to that effect. I agreed with that too, but… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Rebecca 1…Seems the darker side can always be triggered no matter how deep it’s buried. Finally saw the new StarWars and it happened there, too. I’m also wondering about Helena’s “witchy” ways. Could the “spell” have something to do with the portrait she left Nik?

Ashland Cripton (a.k.a. Connor)
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Ashland Cripton (a.k.a. Connor)

So true @Rebecca1… Regarding the whole Nikolas and his dark side debacle. I see some fans on message boards are not pleased to see Nikolas go into this dark of a direction. But, I think that it is easy to at the very least some of us to remember that, even in real-life… we all have our own reasons to show our darker shades. Everybody has a darker side to them, it is just whether or not we all ourselves as our own individuals, decides to actually show it to the real world or not. And we fear showing the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Ashland…

I barely remember Connor. Was he a lookalike Nic that raped Emily?

Yes, I agree with you. We all have si many different

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Rose…I haven’t seen the new Star Wars. Was it good? I’m catching up on so much great TV these days…binge watched Ray Donovan, The Borgias, The Walking Dead, The Originals…I’m now on to Outlanders and looking forward to the return of Game of Thrones. It’s interesting because one of the reasons we like daytime soaps is the continuity…the characters we come to know because they’re for the most part a constant…lol…people we can always count on “being there.” In that same vein, when you binge a show you can watch as many episodes as you want back to back,… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Rebecca1…When Hayden was giving the portrait a closer look didn’t she see something before Nik put it aside? I do think when it comes to Helena, something concerning Nik is still in play. I’ve seen most of the shows you mentioned. At least we know The Borgias came before the Cassidine’s. But Helena and family could have been inspired and learned a lot from them. Your right about all,of these shows having a constant character base. We are just lucky our soaps go on year afte year (fingers crossed). Gotta go…New 2nd season of Outlander is just starting.

nfnfngrebecca1
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nfnfngrebecca1

Hi Rose
Well I know that the tea in the pic represented the poisoned tea…I’m not sure what Rebecca saw. Was it a reflection of another person in the background? Or maybe someone posted that suggestion ezrlier…don’t recall.

I LOVED Borgias! Here’s another example of quality shows being canceled due to low ratings” while trashy shows ala some reality or lowbrow Jerry Springer type shows go on for years…

I’m not up to the second season of Outlander. Hope your second season premiere was good!

Alan
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Alan

Was anybody else puzzled by the spark that led to Sam and Jason hitting the sheets?

“Seeing you nearly murder my cousin was so hot — make love to me in your luxury effiency apartment now, Jason!”

robbie
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robbie

LOL @ Luxury efficiency. That set is awful! And while the recent outdoor scenes are a nice change of pace, is a chain link fence the best we can do

Jane
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Jane

There’s no spark with Jason & Sam as much as they’ve been re- united , I’m sorry there’s just no really chemistry between them. I found myself looking forward to Jason and Liz scene in the past it’s sad its over. I don’t believe Jason can just turn off his feeling for her. Leading up to Sam and Jason re uniting seemed pushed.
I did love the show before they reunited.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

ITA, Jason&Sam seem to be all about the physical, and Jake&Liz were more romantic. Sam even said today that Jason isn’t much for words. Maybe not with HER, but with Liz he was downright poetic! “I’ve memorized your entire face” “I may not have a ring, but I have my heart and I have my love for you” .. he was VERY forthcoming about his feelings for LIZ. Ah well, as Patrick says, forget it. GH wants their “ride or die” couple, Jasam, maybe that’s the pairing most of the audience wants, too. But just slapping them together isn’t the… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

i’ll put out their… a never say never if it’s the last we see of the forced pairing… it truly is about spark… and yes.. the moments that just cement and put a stamp on how stunning Jason and Liz …are in this current generation had all the components and requisite for supercouple… I don’t know if that sits well with Billy Miller.. if he wanted to be the superhero… ala Jason… so be it.. take ms. Nancy Drew with… you posted.. the part … and I remember it well when Jason is with Liz… “I may not have a… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

so true, Patrick. Never really liked Jason&Sam, although I rooted for them during the McBam nonsense (being a John&Natalie, OLTL fan, lol. I hated what RC did to them, never really giving them any happiness until Steve Burton decided to leave, then RC showed, in a dream sequence, how their story SHOULD have gone down. It made me sad and mad. Jasam have fans, LOTS of them, and GH just spat on them.) I’m not a huge Liason fan, but I do love Elizabeth. And I liked her pairing with Jake. He was so demonstrative and affectionate, lightyears away from… Read more »

Ari
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Ari

that’s because Becky is so good at making the man opposite her shine. I really give her all the credit for the amazing scenes she and Billy shared. And I still say, had the story truly been about keeping Jake and Elizabeth as a couple, it would have been one of the strongest couples to hit GH in a long time. But they were never meant to be.

Ces
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Ces

Is this the end of Parker? Hope GH continues to tell Kristina’s story.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m so disappointed in how, Nicholas, is being written I’ve grown weary of Hayden… ??? all the drama lent to Hayden, for???? Is Nicholas going to – Live – with the threats ??? won’t the reveal of who Rachel IS free Nicholas from his marriage vows ??? argh! it seems Nicholas doesn’t stand a chance as GH is continuing to prop Jason and even Hayden… over Nicholas character as intriguing as I think Hayden and Curtis to be…. it’s just not boding and sitting well with me… how argh! emasculated Nicholas is being written HE IS AN EMMY Nominee for… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Patrick…re your other comment about the Jason/Liz/Sam triangle and who would be the couple. I was glad the signing of Rebecca was finally resolved because I like Liz as part of GH. But because of the lies about his true identity, I was not on team Liz for Jason. Since GH is part of ABC Disney, you have to hope “someday her prince will come.” Plus I like Sam. Can’t help but notice how the soaps copy each other. B&B is doing a variation of the same thing with the Liam/ Quinn story.

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Best show I’ve seen in a verry long time! Jason & Sam = duds! boring! How can he just so easily forget how Liz helped and supported him initially in the hospital. He’s just put her out of his mind? Really?!?! Hayden & Nikolas = great scene and buildup to a layered relationship. Nikolas has depth now, like most people. No more white horses to ride in on. Yaaaaay! Kristina & Parker & Alexis = totally realistic. All of it. I hope Ashley returns and her wife gets a job at GH. Wouldn’t that be great?! Wait, besides Monica are… Read more »

Marie
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Marie

For those who thought that no sparks flew between Sam and Jason must have been watching a different show. Kudos to Kelly.. I thought that Billy Miller looked great.. I also liked the darker edge to Jason. Billy Miller has been a big improvement for the character of Jason. I only hope that this means more involvement with Sonny.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I completely agree Marie!

su0000
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su0000

The Kristina being gay story is sorta stupid.. Nobody cares if some is gay, no big deal.. Only time gay anything is a matter of subject is when it comes to church and state. Sam and Jason doing the nasty was more than nasty LOL … I fely need to vomit! I had to FF through every scene to please my stomach/ horrible YUCK.. It has nice to get a break from Morgan’s therapy stuff. All the other stuff going on like Nathan and Maxie or the magazine is FF … I like Ava and Julian and better yet with… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Krissy gay gives the actress something to do and Alexis and Parker scenes. Not a shocking issue to be gay anymore.

Sammy looked hot baby!

I wish Morgan would go away like Walkmans!

Sana baby! [Sonny and Anna!]

Tracy is pure gold!

su0000
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su0000

hi Timmm..
hey, Krissy could be a serial killer, an ax murder or even a Nun..
But, for some dumb reason they believe a ”she is gay” story would be intriguing/ so old fashioned!

Anyways, ok then who will they pair her with? Parker is married and too old for her, so who?
Now, where does the dumb story go from here?

Ashland Cripton (a.k.a. Connor)
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Ashland Cripton (a.k.a. Connor)

They could level the playing field out a little bit, and (eventually) have Kristina figure and or find out that she is “bisexual”. I personally don’t like a world full of seemingly un-ended labels. I mean, we all are who we are. And if really any of us as our own individuals ever has had or does have a problem with the way anybody else is… That is usually us as our own individual’s problem, and not theirs. We all live in a twisted world, more than not. And I am really and truly not trying to become a Negative… Read more »

Theadora
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Theadora

What a fabulous episode!! I love that Nikolas’s crimes have finally been exposed. I’m hoping he’ll end up in prison for corporate espionage, fraud, blackmail and attempted murder, but I realize that probably won’t happen so I hope he’s at least forced to give ELQ back to the Quartermaines!!! The beating Jason gave Nikolas, returning ELQ to the Quartermaines and being saddled with Hayden as his wife, is barely the punishment he deserves!! I also wish Elizabeth would be punished for covering for Nikolas in both the attempted murder of Hayden and stealing ELQ!! I think she got off too… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi maddiehayes, I could have missed an episode but from what I recall wasn’t this the first time Jason and Sam made love? Seems like Sam’s been holding back from rushing into anything with him, physical or otherwise, even going so far as to divorce him so they could start anew. I agree though that Jason seems to have easily gotten over his love for Liz. I guess we’re supposed to assume her betrayal was too much and Sam by comparison offered honesty and a way back to his identity. That dors make sense although I’m sure that just as… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Hi Rebecca! Yes, this was Jason&Sam’s first time having sex. I still have GH on my TV during the day, but I don’t pay much attention lately. I heard “just you and me” playing from another room and that’s how I knew there was a sex scene, lol. It seems sudden, compared to Jake and Liz, whom we saw getting closer and closer and PINING for each other before they finally had sex after several months of wanting one another but being kept apart. Correct me if I’m wrong, but did Jason ever have to “pine” for Sam? I always… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey again maddiehayes… I don’t think Jason is consciously reverting back to his Jason Morgan ways. He’s no longer “stone cold” literally speaking. I dont know if his latest head trauma was supposed to have retriggered his emotions but he’s much lighter, jokes, teases and more open to the Quartermaines. I don’t know how much you’ve seen of him because as you said you’re not watching that much these days… but it’s good you have the TV turned to it for the ratings! Lol, the show needs every viewer and more if it’s going to survive! But this new incarnation… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I do like Billy Miller, and I hope you’re right, that he doesn’t go back to being a hitman for Sonny. Time will tell ..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Asland! Lol…so sorry! I wrote you a second response and then technical difficulties once again and aftar allllll that, my phone jumped off the page. Just wanted you to know I did get back to you again and screwed it up twice! Pesky smart phone! It must be more used to replying to Rose! Lol…see you on the next post. 😉

charleen slesinski
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charleen slesinski

I loved the scene with Parker and Alexsis. Such reality. Hit home! Ashley, Lexi and Nancy have nailed this storyline. Such talented actresses.

charleen slesinski
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charleen slesinski

I really hope Ashley Jones comes back. Great addition to GH. Very talented actress. Love Parker. Hope they continue storyline.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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