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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Stabs Julian, Cassadine Curse, Laura Gets A Clue, Josslyn's Kidney Mystery!

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Let’s first give props to the performances of William deVry, who we love when he gets to play the darker shades of Julian Jerome, and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) for their riveting Julexis implosion in key scenes on the pier on Friday’s episode of General Hospital.

After realizing she was wearing a wire to frame him to confess to the murders of Carlos Rivera and Duke Lavery, Julian decides its got to be curtains for Alexis, and he kidnaps her and takes her to the pier.  A disraught, but unhinged Julian tells his wife that she now has left him no choice,  but to kill her.  She tries to counter that if he kills her, he will kill their unborn child, too.  Julian tells her he knows she is lying and trying to out maneuver him.   Then Julian says that she may have made him a better man, but she also destroyed that man.  Julian is about to slit Alexis’ throat, just like had happened to her mother!   Just then, it was Sonny (Maurice Benard) to the rescue.  He brings out his gun and Julian and Sonny start to have their long-awaited showdown, but as they tussle, Alexis grabs the knife from the ground and stabs Julian in the back.   Alexis is freaked out, shocked, and horrified that she used this knife to try to kill her husband.   Sonny saves the day for Alexis, when he sees that Julian is still breathing, and puts his fingerprints on the knife in Julian’s back, so it won’t be Alexis who will take the fall for the attempted murder.

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Julian is taken to General Hospital, where Anna (Finola Hughes), Paul (Richard Burgi) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) show up.  After Jordan tells Alexis she will see her at the station in the morning to get her statement, Alexis thanks Sonny for saving her life.  Alexis wants to go home to her girls who are worried sick about their mom.  The doctor comes out and tells Alexis that her husband is going to live.  Alone, Julian still with the knife in his back, utters that he’s not done with Alexis.  What does he mean? Is he going to try to kill her …  or is he going to try to win her back?

Elsewhere on Cassadine Island, Jason (Billy Miller) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Nikolas (Nick Stabile) and Ava (Maura West) are playing a game of cat and mouse.  Nikolas is tryng to get to his cell phone.  Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) has been calling multiple times.  The lights go out and Nikolas reminds Sam of the Cassadine Curse that will destroy her and Jason.   He escapes in the dark to the wine cellar, but gets knocked out.  Jason finds him and brings him upstairs.  Nikolas shows Ava he has a phone now.  Sam and Jason are suspicious that they are all not alone, and someone else is in the Cassadine compound.  A figure, who will turn out to be James Patrick Stuart debuting in his new role, is looming!

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And in even a further mystery, Sonny has news for Carly (Laura Wright) about a development in locating Josslyn’s kidney donor.  He brings the woman to the Metro Court, who is the former hospital administrator named Ramona.  When alone chatting with Carly, Ramona admits that she received Josslyn’s kidney from a woman she had never seen before, and of course, her description was that of Helena Cassadine.  Carly pulls up Helena’s image on her phone and asks Ramona if this is the woman.  Ramona confirms it.   Then, when Ramona walks away she in the entrance way to the dining room of the hotel talking to someone on her phone saying that Carly bought her story, hook, line, and sinker.  Who could she be working for?

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Laura (Genie Francis) and Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) finally got a clue and wised-up and figured out that Spencer was using a second phone, a burner phone, to communicate with someone over and over again, and that someone was also calling Spencer over and over again.  It would appear Laura is this close to discovering her son Nikolas is alive.  Will she end up on Cassadine Island, too?

It was a solid episode of GH were there were several plot developments for a heading-into-the-weekend cliffhanger on the ABC daytime drama series.  So, what did you think of the performances of William deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn?  What will Julian do next?  What will go down next on Cassadine Island?  What do you think of the on-screen chemistry between Maura West and Nick Stabile?  Where do you think the Josslyn kidney donor storyline is ultimately heading? Share your thoughs on the episode in the comment section below!

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su0000
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su0000

Last weekend; People over and us girls were aside watching GH on the big screen and commenting etc etc as we do for fun.. Well, others hung out and looked in and it was said; That looks like a Hardy Boy mystery.. the other said ‘no, Nancy Drew.’. And the last- a Highschool Play .. ahha think they were just mocking GH for fun, but??? I Was told a weebit as to who the Hardies and Drew were.. next day I googled them and it was books written for children, kid mysteries!!!!!!! Is GH really that lame! (gotta be, yes)… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

you give good GH

the truth about DAYS and G….. h

I let go easily cause it’s my show of show

listen: I truly hope its Tyler Christopher and Genie Francis carrying

with… wink: k/kay

TC / GF / nuCassadine

MAGIC

aplomb

Kay ” I think he’s handsome”

too

I love his mean streak

a shiftiness

w/ Hot
Yowsah

Patrick
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Patrick

Tyler Christopher, Maura West, and Genie Francis to LOAD

full

I might add

add: Trent Dawson

and its

sublime with sexual

Patrick
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Patrick

I truly will say

I am completely amazed; that “Jason” and Sam draw blank

as soon as their REEL shows

I could fast forward and not miss a thing

Erick
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Erick

Su0000, I’m just glad they’re not pretending that Julian is “good” anymore. I was one of those who watched the original Julian shoot his own sister. (Olivia. Not the current Olivia. By the way, isn’t it kind of creepy that he has an affair and a child with a woman with the same name of the sister he murdered? Ah well, who remembers history anymore)

davlestev1
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davlestev1

That’s what happens when you choose to ignore the awful truth like Donald Trump IS headed to the White House Good hello us all …LOL. .NOT REALLY..HELP ME AUNTIE EM. .I’M FRIGHTENED

davlestev1
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davlestev1

GOD help us all. .and GOOD. .LOL

Shari
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Shari

i don’t think having an affair with 2 women of the same.
name is as creepy as having an affair with a mother and daughter or having a affair with your son’s lover or having an affair with your best friend’s much younger sister.

Erick
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Erick

Great point Shari… Sonny is kind of skeevy isn’t he…. Then again Julian fathered Sam when he was 8 years old…. (It’s true, look up the actors’ ages, lol)

rocky83
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rocky83

GH pumping on all cylinders! Currently best entertainment on TV, say or night……

Dylan
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Dylan

You keep forgetting that you are MALE, Su. Lol. I have messages saved of yours that confirm this. Whatever floats your boat, bro, but why pretend?

su0000
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su0000

hi Dylan ..
please post them .. I’d like to see my jock side LOL ..

Harry
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Harry

All I can think of is Jack Lemmon pulling off his wig in “Some Like it Hot” and saying,”I’m a man” to which Osgood Fielding responds,”Well, nobody’s perfect.”

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Didn’t Genie Francis look lovely in that pink top? And her sparkly personality is coming through more and more. More Genie/Laura and less Julian, OK? 🙂

Harry
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Harry

Nancy, she looked beautiful–love her.

Celia
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Celia

Genie is gorgeous, nancy. Always the beautiful lady.

Harry
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Harry

Suoo, do not knock The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew until you’ve read them. They’re great fun and no, not indicative of being old. My sons read The Hardy Boys series when they were about ten and loved it–that was only 5 years ago. My ten year old niece is also an avid reader of the The Nancy Drew series. You have a habit of knocking anything which is before your time (although I suspect you’re much older than you pretend to be) instead of appreciating their beauty and timeless appeal. Try educating yourself on these matters before you speak… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hey Harry..
I was repeating a comment not making it 🙂
Not knocking them, I had never heard of them..
But after a googling of them I can see how a 10yr old would love them.
When I was that age I would have loved to have read them,

Christy
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Christy

Watch the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew tv series. They’re on Youtube. Most are not for kids, especially the 2nd season. I would say older teen to adult shows in the beginning. Then the guys grow up and always seem to a different girl in each show in the second season. I really like the shows.

Shay
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Shay

Well, well, well….CeeCee called it correctly…..but of course, old SonnyBoy emerged as “hero of the day,” yet again! How predictable….and dull! ‘Twould have been far, far more fulfilling—not to mention fitting—for Alexis to have taken it right between the cleavage with Helena’s precious dagger, given the “Ice Queen’s” famous penchant for Baroque revenge!” Alas, disappointment abounds once more when it comes to a GH storyline……

Melissa
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Melissa

It would have been great if Anna had come to the rescue. Then it could have been a woman as rescuer rather than the typical man-saves-woman thing. Plus it would have given Anna the closure she needs so badly by avenging Duke. Now we’re going to have to put up with a lot of nauseating scenes of everyone thanking Sonny for saving Alexis.

Shay
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Shay

@Melissa….Whilst I’m all for restoring Anna’s rightful place on the GH canvas as Port Charles’ ultimate alpha-female/law enforcer—and police commissioner once again to boot, since she really needs her old job back, as Jordan is simply not cutting it!–I’m still roiled at the notion that she was the one who played a part in saving Alexis’ bacon after months of truly inexcusable behavior repeated by Ms, Davis toward the Divine Devane. The only reason Alexis was even in that pickle was due to her own considerable hubris, gullibility and complicity with Julian and his crimes, including murder….she totally skirted the… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Personally I kept hoping Julian would turn the knife onto himself. I think that would have been the truly tragic and Shakespearean outcome. Telling Alexis she destroyed them and him, and then plunge the dagger right into his heart. But no and now what? At this point Julian is written into a corner he either escapes to cause havoc down the road, or he goes to prison again, or he dies— I think if had taken the knife to himself, and given a great speech in his dying moments that was a great way to end the character. Plus my… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@MarySF….Ooooh, I like that scenario……but it would have been even more poetic and Shakespearean if Julian had taken Alexis with him, using Helena’s “magic dagger,” no less!!! Really, that woman is just too stupid to deserve to live!!!! Both characters were painted into a ludicrous corner months ago….all they did was constantly copulate and commit/cover-up crimes….neither had any redeemable values to speak of….so a murder-suicide at Julian’s hands would have made for a very dramatic, satisfying and long-overdue exit for two GH characters who have run their course. At the same time, it would have also given Anna an “eye… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Written into a corner” is so right (GH does it best” 🙂
BUT the quesion remains (rhetorical, of course–we all know the answer to THAT one): WILL THE TAKE JULIAN OFF THE CANVAS as they should???

rose
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rose

Shay…You seem to have your own revenge curse when it comes to Alexis’s cleavage. Actually slitting Alexis throat is more in line with what Helena did to Alexis mom’s since this is what she did to her in front of A when she was a little girl.

Shay
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Shay

Why, yes, Rose, I suppose I do harbor a not-so-secret death wish for both Alexis and her overexposed embonpoint! LOL….Despite the fact such a scenario would deviate from Helena’s original use of that divinely diabolical dagger, I strongly suspect that even the Cassadine queen wouldn’t have objected if said weapon were to have been used in such a symbolically-suitable manner. In other words, it still would have gotten the job done just the same, simply with a more fitting flourish!

Harry
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Harry

Don’t knock cleavage, Shay! It catches cracker crumbs and wayward popcorn one can save for later.

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Rose. That would have been poetic justice. Good call.

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

I just seen the episode-i wish Julian had stabbed both Sonny and Alexis then he tripped and fell on the knife-love threesomes-lol

Rose
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Rose

Jimh…Then somehow they roll over the edge and into the water, never to be seen again (maybe).

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Shay, my sweet! This scenario could not have gone any other way. Sonny is on the road to redemption, don’t you know!! What a fallacy. Does any one of us, who loathes what Sonny represents, feel any differently for Sonny, now that he is the absolute hero? A fiend is a fiend, is a fiend. Oh, yeah….which reminds me, Shaybelle; there’s an obvious added bonus for him for ‘taking credit’ in stabbing the other fiend. Had Julian succeeded in using the ‘tainted’ dagger on Alexis, its symbolism would have certainly sent Helena into peals of cackling laughter, projecting ominously… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

You do have a point there, CeeCeeGirl! The “heroic Sonny” meme does seem to be carved in stone! Perhaps MB’s contract stipulates a redemption scenario for his alter ego at least once per fortnight???? LOL….just a thought, not to mention a plausible explanation for the always reliable “Dimples do right” theme. As for your suppositions regarding Helena and her supernatural sniggers of self-satisfaction? You appear to be operating on the notion that the “Ice Queen” is indeed no longer for this world…..I’m remaining optimistic that such is not the case, as I hope that she shall eventually be facing her… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Oh, no, no, no, no, ma belle. Never will I resign myself to think that Helena does not walk the earth. Her mystical/supernatural powers allow her to roam at will, anywhere and everywhere. She also walks the River Styx, as I said, many times. That river connects to Pier 54, don’t you know!?
Indeed, I even suggested she is also skulking around at La Maison Cassadine Grecque, unbeknownst to ‘Theo’.
More hens arriving from PC ( as someone already suggested….can’t recall whom)……oh, joy! Feathers flying!!
By the by….just love your appellation: ” Dimples do right”. Got a kick out of that.

Shay
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Shay

Alrighty then, CeeCeeGirl, glad we’re on the same page when it comes to our beloved Helena!….No matter how improbable it may seem that she took the teapot’s last licking—yet kept on ticking, well, I’m all for that outcome….Miss Constance Towers is simply too delicious a diabolical diva to see her suffer such an inglorious final farewell as the one supposedly accorded to the Cassadine matriarch. She still has much mayhem to work here in her earthly surroundings, both on “Iniquity Island” and Port Charles….i.e., vanquish Valentin and torture Alexis far more….especially if the showrunners persist with the ridiculously revolting notion… Read more »

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Great episode today. This show has been exciting and unpredictable as hell the past three weeks…and is firing on all cylinders from the acting to the writing…they are telling new stories without recycling old ones to death…which is all the other three are doing repeatedly. KEEP NICK STABILE…he has been one of the main keys to why GH is red hot at the moment…what a sexy charming talented actor with incredible chemistry with Maura West…and he has the perfect look of a rich European prince…sorry to all of the Tyler Christopher fans but….KEEP NICK STABILE…don’t bring him back as some… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Team Stabile all the way!

Celia
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Celia

As I have said a few days ago, Valentin is in that house on Cassadine Island. Who else would it be? Open and shut. Is Hell-en-a there, as well? I hope to the gods that bombastic Jason and the cowardly prince ( who ran away from his problems instead of facing them) do not get into more fistcuffs…to put it mildly. Jason and his bear-like approach to life is soooo droll. Finally, Laura gets a clue? The woman is not that naive….she’s pretty wily……let’s not affix ‘stupid’ on this wonderful actress/character. I think the writers should have made it clear… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I’m with you on the Joss story. Not terribly interested in it, especially since they can’t seem to cast a decent Joss, but I’m sure it’s more about Carly and her constant laughing instead…boring!!

I tell ya Celia, it’s the curse of that knife that did this to Julian. There is hope for Julexis fans everywhere. LOL!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The trouble is that when Ron C as one of his final acts before leaving the show, changed history and had little Jake alive. That change left a gaping hole that had to be filled of how Jake survived, whose kidney did Joss get and how to connect it to Helena and family. Of course Ron knew he wasn’t going to be around to fill that hole, but J and S have no choice but to do this story and try to make lemonades out of lemons. If they don’t fill this hole, viewers would nag them forever to explain… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Leave it to you, Mary, to bring wisdom to an otherwise ‘fantabulistic’ and convoluted story. I hope this story will reach a conclusion and be done with it.
Kudos to you, Mary…little Jake not being the real little Jake? Hmmmm! What a super premise! A clone, created by Helena.
Also, I was so sure Valentin was in that blasted Cassadine abode on the island, but, we got a bird’s eye view of someone’s back of the head. Looked young. Now, I am not so sure. So typical of me to jump the gun, HaHa.

Dylan
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Dylan

Nearly a year later, poor J and S are still in full on damage control mode! As a writer myself, I do not envy those women!! They took over a steaming pile of dung heap with record low ratings, and had to try to make some sense of it! Thankless job! It is also apparent that certain powers above have given them mandates on which actors they have to keep, and which characters they write for. I am glad that they are finally being given a chance to tell some of their own stories, rather than just tying up Ron’s… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agree with you re Laura.
“William did not wow me” either.
And, yes, why oh why Sonny to the rescue?

mary
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mary

I have been hoping for Valentin Cassidine to show up. Any man that was able to terrify her “royal highness” Helena has got to be a great villain. I bet he had Helena killed just for sport. Too bad Luke Spencer is not around for the arrival of this Cassidine psychopath. Maybe Tony Geary could be persuaded to return.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, mary….
Your posts brought to mind an episode of CRIMINAL MINDS where these two ungodly brothers hunted humans (in the woods) for sport.
While I am perfectly aware it’s not, in any way, humorous; you brought Helena’s image to mind; dressed in full regalia fit for ‘The Vampire Huntress’.
If Luke came back (my knowledge of Luke’s and the Cassadines’ relationship is limited), would there be another ‘Clash of the Titans”?

aria
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aria

I have to agree that fridays episode was solid, and every story had me watching, although everytime i see jason and sam i want someone to smack the them silly, and temp nikolas well, i hope tyler comes back to the role soon, this storyline is not the same without him, i’m loving ava, she’s been the saving grace in this plot. As for julian always thought he was a weasel, so what else is there to say.

Tivette
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Tivette

INCREDIBLE performances Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! Kudos all around bc I was sitting on the edge of my seat and watched live all 3 days for the first time in ages… Wow, watched WmDevry twice on Weds. to catch the nuances on both sides with NLG &WE bc I think they were that good. IMHO, nothing sophomoric played out.

Joe
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Joe

Who is the actress that played Ramona? No one seems to know, but she looks familiar.

Ces
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Ces

I was wondering the same thing. She kind of looks like Sarah Paulson but not.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Ces, isn’t she Glynnis O’Connor, who played Dawn Stewart on AS THE WORLD TURNS in the 1970s? I believe she was daughter of Ellen & David Stewart and sister to Carol Ann (Annie). Am I off in my recollection?

Joe
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Joe

Found her! Laura Niemi.

Ces
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Ces

Soaphound — did a little investigating and the actress is Laura Niemi; guess she’s had small roles on Bones, Grey’s Anatomy & Days. I must have seen her on Days since I don’t watch the other shows but still have no idea who she played. Guess no one special? Lol.. just a memorable face!

Dylan
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Dylan

Glynnis O Connor played Margo Hughes after Ellen Dolan left for a brief time.

Timmm
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Timmm

She could pass for Genie Francis’s sister!

mark
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mark

Who wants to watch more violence please…

Alan
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Alan

Well obviously Sonny won’t be charged in Julian’s stabbing because MOBSTER HOSPITAL couldn’t continue without him. The entire Julian/Alexis fiasco is a waste of Nancy Lee Grahn and William deVry’s talents. I’d like to think there are writers out there who could craft a story that didn’t rely on the mob angle and Sonny saving the day yet again. Clearly the point of this story was for Alexis to stab Julian as a result of Helena’s curse but I think creative minds could’ve (and would’ve) crafted long term story that culminated in the same result. Remember when AMC’s Erica stabbed… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

Love everything you just said!

Shay
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Shay

Very interesting thoughts, Alan, although I’m still surmising that the zaftig busybody, Nurse Amy, may be GH’s real “Angel of Death,” motive as yet to be revealed and probably unrelated to Dr. Mayes and whatever other nefarious activities in which he could been involved, per se. The way she just materialized for no apparent reason—other than to be intrusive and annoying—never made much sense to me. Of course, that could be said for so many of the newbie characters that are currently lurking about in Port Charles, but she does seem to be a good, yet not-so-obvious, suspect….or just another… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I’m waiting for NuAmy to break out in song “Its all about the Bass, no Treble!”

Harry
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Harry

I just yawn when Sam and Jason enter the room dressed in their matching mono chromatic black clothes. Do these two call each other up to ask what they are wearing for the day before meeting up? Man, these two are dull. The scenes start to get interesting and in walks the Lenny and Squiggy of dayime uttering, “Hello!” and I answer,”Goodbye” with the fast forward button.
Hmmm…Shay…Nurse Amy is the angel of death. I LIKE it.

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….Try nursing a “Milk and Pepsi” whenever the monochromatic duo strikes…..it worked a treat for Laverne!

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Never mind, Shay. I looked it up….from the LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY show. Not familiar with it. I suppose there are no reruns to be found?

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….I do believe the show is currently airing on MeTV????

Rodd
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Rodd

I was riveted by NLG and WdV’s performances on Thursday’s and Friday’s episodes! Nancy really committed to portraying the terror of being in a situation like that. And the subtle changes in William’s face when it finally dawned on Julian that Alexis was wearing a wire and she later talked about the baby were brilliant! Cassadine Island was okay. I’m kinda liking Ava and Nicolas together but am holding off judgement until I see Christopher with Maura. I’m never totally thrilled with JaSam in any scene, so couldn’t care what they do. Trying to figure out who is lurking about… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

agree on everything. Looking forward to Tyler’s return!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m thinking everyone might wind up on Cassadine Island including Laura and Doc, which is where Helena’s mystery will play out.

Rose
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Rose

Rebecca1…Liking GH right now. Off topic…just saw the finale of ‘Outlander,’ 2nd season. Wow!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m enjoyinf GH a lot, Rose. But the writere really need to work on their fantastical momenta, like people being alive when thought dead, masks, ghosts (where a lot of us choose to go on the fantasy ride) a

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Rose, hit submit by mistake, for a wishful second minute confusing it with an edit option…anyway I was just saying I’m loving GH but they’ve got to work on their human interest story reactions which seem more outlandish than their supposed-to-be out there stories which I usually enjoy. Ex: Why hasn’t Alexis heard about Nicolas’s supposed death? Why didn’t Sam have a stronger reaction when Lucas was hanging on to life, why didn’t Sabrina just pick up her baby from his playpen when Tracy told het not to, etc,,,these moments have me laughing and frustrated at the same time. The… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Rebecca1…GH has always had the fantastical from Ice Princess, Vampires to Casey for those of us who like sci-fi type/fantasy stories, and (like what’s happening in ‘Outlander’). So I’m not overly concerned with this percentage. But like you I want to see good old fashioned relationships…that’s one of the reasons I love the possibilities between Laura and Kevin, Nik and Ava and even Hayden and Finn. But “no” to Franco and Liz. Can’t figure the Sam character sometimes…is it the writing, or her acting style? I do like Sabrina. Maybe she didn’t want to rock the boat with Tracey too… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yes, I agree Rose. Perhaps my response was confusing. I LOVE the fantastical stories…all those you mentioned and more….including Caleb the vampire! What I was saying is we go into those stories knowing full well they don’t reflect reality and they’re a great ride, ala Outlander, Game of Thrones, etc. We don’t expect them to be realistic so in that way they’re not absurd. It’s when the stories are addressing real issues and emotions that they sometimes fall flat; that drives me nutz! People come back from the dead and after an initial reaction they’re used to it, people like… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

I would love to go to Comic-Con in San Diego. Or the StarTrek 50th Anniversary show in Las Vegas. I’ve been seeing a lot of teasers about both shows coming up this year. Oh well…maybe one day.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, I, too, am disappointed that TPTB keep postponing Genie’s–Laura’s–storyline.
Question is WHY since Genie’s legion of fans keep asking for more. (Again, a rhetorical question: WE ALL know the answer to that one, also. 🙂

Les
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Les

I really don’t understand why we are not getting more Genie/Laura and only snatches of Kevin and Laura. Two great actors with so much potential!

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

I absolutely love the work Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) is doing. That said, the writing on this show needs SERIOUS help. The worst of the worst: Sonny rescuing Alexis. Really? Not Anna, who has SO much more experience at this thing?

And BTW, everyone knows who don’t need an arrest warrant when doing a sting. They could’ve immediately gone in there and saved Alexis. This stuff is SO INSULTING to the audience.

Melissa
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Melissa

Agreed. Heck for that matter Anna could have knocked on the door pretending to just drop by to see Alexis. And how did they not have every entrance covered by a police officer once they sensed things were turning sour? They have to stop portraying the PCPD as being a bunch of corrupt idiots. Give the mob some real adversaries. Would make for greater dramatic tension.

Timmm
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Timmm

PCPD=WEAK!

Ces
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Ces

Well. not sure how all those Julexis fans will recover from this. Not sure how **Julexis** will make it out of this, but for me… I thought it was great stuff! Love Nancy Lee Grahn & William DeVry’s work during all this and I know as actors, they must love this challenge. Playing lovey dovey has to get boring …. so, for that, it’s awesome! Now… if GH plans to bring them back together, guess they’ll have to say Helena cursed that damn knife. Like the Shining ….it was @ that time that Julian started acting whacky; when the knife… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I suppose if one wanted to get out of this plot, it could all turn out to be a day dream of Alexis’, what she imagines what would have happened if she goes through with Anna’s plan of wearing a wire— and it would makes some kind of sense if they didn’t want to totally trash the character Julian— the old daydream device would let them take the character to the extreme, but then take it all back, when it turns out to be all be in Alexis mind— not saying this is going to happen, but if it did,… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I’m still thinking a curse. Helena did say she was cursing Sam so maybe she cursed that knife too. That has to be the way the writers are heading with the new introduction of Valentin coming along …

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Agree with everything you said, Ces. Will and Nancy have been bringin’ it…the angst written on both their faces, broken love, betrayal, fear, desperation. And the kicker is they really loved each other which is why the tragedy is so compelling. I always love Alexis; Julian for me now is both despicable and yet I kinda feel sorry for him. In his convoluted mind he really thought everything was going to be fine then reacted like a cornered animal. Great soapy drama! I must admit I’m curious about the mystery kidney and somehow I think Laura, Kevin, Carly, Jax are… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

How to get Alexis out of this one? Free her from Julian–and let her be “Alexis” again–intelligent!

MB
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MB

It won’t be Alexis who will take the fall for “attempted murder?”
How would it be attempted murder when Julian kidnapped her?
The police know what the situation is, they put her there…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Right? It obviously would have been self defense.

Celia
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Celia

That’s why I call this writing ‘fantabulistic’. Only on the moon…..

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK, you know what: That scene of Julian laying on that hospital gurney in that operating room…and with that knife STILL STUCK in his back…oh, puh-leez!!!!! Then, that Dr. Griffin dude telling Anna, Paul and Jordan that Julian is in ‘stable condition’…oh, come, come now!!!!! What patient is in ‘stable condition’ with a knife STILL STUCK in his or her back?!?!? REALLY DISGUSTING AND EVEN MORE DUMB!!!!! Get real, GH!!!!! No hospital (in real-life and all) is that incompetent!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!

Celia
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Celia

That is so funny, Jay!! Oh, yeah….other than the knife sticking out of my back, I’m doing just fine….HaHaHaHa!!!!!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I’m really enjoying this back and forth, Celia! I guess that some see the knife as half in and others see it as half out…

I had to add my 2 cents… 🙂

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So agree!

Timmm
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Timmm

Same with Hayden walking into the hospital locker room to break into Finn’s locker to get his drugs! What freakin hospital could you actually do that in!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Tim…as always, you are so RIGHT ON, dude!!!!! A-n-d, to me, it’s further proof that Hayden is ONE DUMB CHICK…LOL!!!!!

Later, Tim.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hysterical stuff, Jay! Reality pills needed in ICU STAT!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…thanks for the backup, Brother!!!!! And, thanks for making me LOL!!!!! Much, much appreciated.

Later, Brother.

JK
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JK

NEVER NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THIS …..BECAUSE I AM A HUGE BILLY MILLER FAN…..BUT JASON AND SAM AS WRITTEN ARE SO DULL…A REAL SNOOZE…..FAST FORWARD TIME …….THE SHOWS THIS WEEK WERE EX CELLENT…

Timmm
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Timmm

I know, I never FF Billy on Y&R!

Celia
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Celia

Oh, don’t feel too guilty about your estimation and re-evaluation of ‘Jason’, JK. He’s always been my guy; since his AMC days. Then, when on Y&R, he cinched it for me.
However, I feel exactly as you do. Billy Miller is being represented as a Neanderthal, who beats his chest for Sam. She does nothing to make this character shine. Never mind her….the Sam character was already lackluster; so Jason is doing Sam no disservice.
Yeahyyyy!!!! What a smashing couple! Well, on the upside, JK, at least, each understands one is mumbling to the other.

Celia
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Celia

…that should read……Understands WHAT one is mumbling to the other.

Timmm
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Timmm

Once again, the thugs beat out the police and come to the rescue! Sonny and Julians fight scene was super weak! And why is Somny “Covering” for Alexis? She’s Stabbed Julian in self defense! Oh, just like Victor on Y&R, Sonnybucks HAS to be the hero! The Cassadine Island stuff was a yawn! Bring on Valentin AND we know he has Helena as a prisoner! Very sad to see the weak material given to Genie and Jon! Grab the little brats phone and be done with it! The kidney mystery seems more and more like a platform to put Ingo… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hey Tim…’Sonnybucks’…GOOD ONE…LOL!!!!! Any-hoo, “Sonny The Superhero” is BEYOND RIDICULOUS!!!!! What’s next…Carly becoming Wonder Woman?!?!? BEYOND Y-U-C-K!!!!!!!!!!

Have a good one, dude.

janet
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janet

Well I see I missed nothing, how will they ever explain Knifed in the back ? Sorry Sonny confessed so Julian just got in the way. ?? Have to go deleate the dvr. Now if Julian had split Alexis’s throat I may have watched.I am sooo over this show. Sonny wins again. yuck

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t know why it would take the police so long to find Julian, it is Port Charles and everyone gets murder on Pier 54, one would think by now that would just be default location for PCPD to go looking for anyone who has a hostage– LOL

Dylan
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Dylan

Lol!!!!!!! Mary I love you. What about Piers 1 through 53? Or Piers 55 and up? For a small city, 54 Piers is an awful lot! Especially when Pier 54 gets such big coffee, drugs, and arms shipments all the time. Mary, I am SO glad we are Canadian!

Celia
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Celia

What the heck is that supposed to mean, Dylan? You are in the midst of an overwhelming crowd of Americans on these boards. And, the gentleman who gives you this opportunity is American. I hope I have misunderstood your intent, sir…..otherwise you have just insulted an entire nation.
Guess what. I am SO glad I am AMERICAN….Red, White and Blue forever!!
The things you say….geesh!!

Dylan
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Dylan

Um , Celia. I did not think that post was hard to understand.

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Yeah, I thought the van was just a block from Alexis’ house. Couldn’t they have gotten out and run?!?! Cause, as you know, Julian’s men disabled the van with the police sitting in the van!!!

Celia
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Celia

HaHa, that’s funny, Mary. One thing was different, though. Julian did not end up in those murky, mysterious waters where no one ever dies. The forceful vortex devours people and digests them somewhere else for an extended vacation. ‘Til we meet again.

Charday
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Charday

Overall, a good week for GH–lots of varied storylines to enjoy, except the stupidity of Sonny once again saving the day by coming to the rescue of Alexis—boring and predictable writers on that point.

cooks7570
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cooks7570

A lot of people are mad about Sonny the hero crap. Why isn’t Liz or Valerie helping Carly with the kidney storyline. I would have loved to see Anna helping Alexis take down Julian.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I feel some sorrow over the final trashing of Julian as William de Vry is genuinely sexy to me, even with that silly haircut meant for a teenager. And the ENTIRE incident should be enough to FIRE Miss Jordan’s behind. Completely inept. Can’t wait for her to find out Nikolas is alive; no doubt she will still arrest Jason for leaving town. She needs to get her nose out of Jason’s life and start repairing her own.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Not sexy to me–Julian must go!

Barbara Long
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Barbara Long

You’re wrong Anna called Sonny because Molly told Anna that Julian was psycho and would kill Alexis that’s when she had to call Sonny because he controls the eastern sea board. Remember the meeting with the five families when Sonny killed Serge. Sonny’s men found her and Julian is an idiot because as a mob boss of a territory he was trying to re-take, why take Alexis there to kill her. It was a dumb move on his part.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Maybe I am a minority but I am not enamored wit the Sam character, never have been. She is always so sullen. There is so little happiness among the Corinthios clan. It is all so dark and so sad and so empty. And I could do with an end of the overripe Cassadine legacy. Please, more humanity?

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, the funebrial bell is constantly tolling in PC. Same as DOOL. If Sam would change her wardrobe by adding a bit more color to it; perhaps the brightness would not only energize her persona but also spread to the intonation of her voice. The Cassadine saga should be on its deathbed, should’t it, Iakovos? However, I am anticipating Valentin….only because I have been hoping for a fiend to be Nathan’s father. If Valentin is said man; then, I can hardly contain my ‘excitations’ in seeing him interact with Liesl. Plus, it would be devine to see a dormant Cassadine… Read more »

Belle
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Belle

I love Ava and Stabile together , also , Newmanwins . I don’t know how much chemistry she has will have with Tyler. I hate what was done to Julian and Alexis. Plus, I’m sick of Sonny and his friendship with the police and Anna and the Duke issue. Wasn’t the man a mobster?

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Oh by the way I’m wondering if all of the JaSam fans are happy they’re reunited? They are the most boring couple on this soap. At least when Jason was with Liz he wore different colored shirts. I’m just sayin.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

lol. They’re not the only two who are color coordinated. I’ve noticed a few instances where others are matched rather than mixed! But J&S apparently called dibs on tee shirts and black leather.

rose
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rose

I’m mostly liking GH lately, especially Ava and Nik together. Right now prefer Nick Stabile as Nicholas. Don’t mean to be disloyal to Tyler, but he just seemed so flat to me this last year, even though he received a daytime award. Also liking Hayden with Finn, and of course Laura with Kevin. Agree with others about Sonny coming to Alexis rescue…should have been Anna. Or even Alexis herself starting off with when she kicked Julian in the balls. Love anything Cassadine, so am looking forward to the new guy and maybe we’ll get to see Helena again. Hoping the… Read more »

GH1980
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GH1980

Loved Friday’s episode! I thought it was one of the best shows they’ve done in quite a while. It had drama, action, suspense, storylines coming to a boil, others going in a different direction, a good hook to make you want to come back on Monday. Everything you look for in a good soap. Jean and Shelly sure have given Nancy Lee Grahn some interesting material to play, and she’s risen to the occasion as she usually does. I also love that they’re finally writing Julian as the rotten bastard he is, instead of trying to make him Port Charles… Read more »

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Natasha Cassadine finally emerges. Finally she is Mikkos is daughter.

Timmm
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Timmm

I haven’t heard anything about William leaving the show. Any theories out there as how he would stay on GH?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey, maybe they’ll write another character for him–seems to be the trend–LOL

Timmm
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Timmm

Dr. Jerome! Paging Dr. Jerome!

Celia
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Celia

How, indeed, Timmmy, love.

Timmm
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Timmm

I wont be sad if he leaves. He is sexy and can act but he was never my favorite. I would love to see Ric find his way back to Alexis in her time of need. I know, another swarmy character back in her life but Ric never killed anyone and he has been somewhat less vindictive, lately.

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
My heart is singing, Timmmy. I will definitely NOT miss Julian.

DropOut
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DropOut

Julexis is ruined. For good. Good acting by the couple but why did we have to go all the way here? Sonny saves the day? GIVE ME A BREAK! Just one! I just want one break from Saint Sonny. I would’ve loved to see Alexis save herself or I don’t know… maybe Jordan or Anna. They really made both, no, all 3 women look weak in this story. I’m so tired of the misogyny on this show. I don’t care for JaSam and think Sam is more needed in PC with her mom, but this story seems to be more… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Ruined for good”–over and out!:)

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

And amen to your statement: “I seriously need more Laura and Kevin on the screen.” They ARE a breath of fresh air (boy, is it stale without them;–LOL!) and yes they ARE GH.

Charday
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Charday

I miss Tyler Christopher–too bad he’s gone considering all the current Cassadine storyline. The new (temp?) Nicholas actor is adequate, but I hope to see Christopher back soon.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

I just have to say once again that this cat and mouse game with Julexis these past two weeks has been some of the most riveting compelling drama that GH has put forth in many years. We have had unpredictable twists with gripping moments at every turn and you can cut the tension with a knife in every scene. This has been must see and edge of your seat thrilling TV on every level with Nancy and Will delivering incredibly convincing performances. GH has been on fire these past two months as a whole. I haven’t been this happy with… Read more »

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtesy/ABC

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.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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