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General Hospital Alum Julie Berman Checks Into NBC's CHICAGO MED!

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Three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Julie Berman is headed to a new hospital … Chicago Med!  That’s right!  The actress who played the role of Lulu Spencer on General Hospital for 8 years and left in 2013, has landed a recurring role on the new NBC dramatic series!

According to TV Line, Berman has joined the cast of the Chicago Fire spin-off where she will play a doctor named Toni Zanetti.  This doctor is said to be “a brilliant, self-assured attending surgeon who does not suffer fools. Sexy in scrubs and high heels, she confidently turns heads wherever she goes.”

Julie will first appear on the scene in third episode of the series which will debut on November 17th at 9PMEST/8CST. 

The talented actress can currently be seen in the Hulu original comedy series, Casual! 

Excited to hear this great bit of casting news for Julie? What do you think of her new upcoming primetime role? Comment below!

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aria
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aria

congrats,to julie although i mess her on GH, but best to you wherever you go, as long as you don’t turn up on the other three remaining soaps. Only GH …

Norma
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Norma

Totally agree. Julie Marie Berman’s Lulu depiction was flawless. Unfortunately I still wonder what GH would be like if she came back. The Lulu that made Patrick look at his drug habit was a strong, intelligent woman. The latest incarnation of the is a far cry from what she was just 3 years ago. Regardless of my feelings towards GH.. kudos to Ms. Berman for landing a role in primetime.

Harry
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Harry

You make an excellent point, Norma.

Beth CP
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Beth CP

Dittos, Norma.

Karen
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Karen

Norma – agreed.

Donna
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Donna

I’m so glad for her & me I love her & have missed her on GH

Timmm
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Timmm

There goes THAT dream! Good luck Julie.

Fanny
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Fanny

I’m right there with you Timmm… On the other side of the coin…
I’m thrilled for Julie we get to see her shine bright in prime time.

SZima
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SZima

I, too, always hoped JMB would return to GH as Lulu. Emme only does so-so with the role…she just doesn’t have the spark & fire that Julie had.

I wish Julie luck on Chicago Med…now I’ll have to watch for sure! Hope she catches on and becomes a regular instead of recurring. 😉

Beth CP
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Beth CP

Congratulations to this wonderful actress who is as lovely and kind in person as she is on screen. From her first scenes on GH I knew she was special. I am so very proud of and happy for her! As much as I still miss her version of L, I wouldn’t want her to come back to the generic blonde , clueless valley girl that is now present on canvas.

Caitie
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Caitie

Right there with you, my friend! Julie is special!

Tim
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Tim

Nice to see that she’s getting work,as talented as Julie is,she hasn’t had a lot of acting jobs since leaving GH.

Elaine
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Elaine

I think that it’s awesome. Julie is a very talented young lady.I miss her on General Hospital.She will do just great in her new adventure in life . Congrats Julie

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I’m glad that she is going to be back on screen. As much as I loved her as Lulu she was just “stalled” acting wise. the character was only happy or in the background. I’m looking forward to seeing her on this show.

Linda Cece
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Linda Cece

Absolutely thrilled for Julie. Loved her on GH, but now her stars are even brighter. I will pray Chicago Med is a long playing show and that Julie is a shoe in for awards.
Blessings Julie

Caitie
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Caitie

I’m delighted to see that Julie has landed a recurring role in the newest show in the popular Chicago franchise. She has been keeping quietly busy lately – with three episodes in the Hulu series Casual and with a guest appearance next week in the USA Network’s series Satisfaction. (October 23 according to IMDb). Looking forward to seeing even more of this talented actress on our screens. Loved her performance on GH and look forward to enjoying more performances on these and other shows.

Ric
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Ric

I agree Timmm “there goes that dream” one can only hope.

Harry
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Harry

Proud of Ms Berman–feel like I watched her grow up on GH.
I do miss her Lulu–she was strong, darkly conflicted and her beauty was almost ethereal.
She was a perfect casting choice as she embodied both the worst and best of her parents’ character traits.
The new Lu is just fine but seems somewhat too perky for the role Julie established.

Sly
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Sly

She’s good enough to be on the “Big” screen. Why isn’t she there yet?

Caitie
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Caitie

Well, she does have a indie film coming out soon. Maybe that will be a big screen starting point. I hope!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I liked her as Lulu…but I’m not as enamored as the other posters so far…with either her talent or beauty. I think she’s cute…and I think she’s an adequate actress. I don’t see her as the next soap alumni to make it big ala Marisa Tomei or Tommy Lee Jones. Wish her well though…good for her!

Karen
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Karen

I was so happy to read this news. I surely do miss Julie and continue to feel a lot of heart left the show when she left. (As with other actors as well). So looking forward to seeing her back on screen. Congrats to Julie 🙂

liz
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liz

I want her back on GH!! There is no one like her.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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