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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Comes Face To Face With Robin In An Episode Filled With Great Performances!

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Monday’s episode of General Hospital was well worth the wait, after our reported review of last Friday’s cliffhanger!

There were some tender moments, and some wonderfully performed scenes from the ensemble cast of the ABC soap opera as Robin finally came face to face and had some words with her beloved father, Robert and then the capper …  at the end of the episode the hankie-filled moment when Anna lays eyes on Robin for the first time in almost two years!

Kimberly McCullough (Robin) showed us why she is still, and will always be that beloved gal that we watched grow up on GH when she uttered, “Daddy!” upon seeing Robert (Tristan Rogers)!  It was a very touching moment for long time GH fans.

We have to give kudos again to the amazing Kathleen Gati  (Dr. Obrecht) who is able to deliver some pretty outrageous dialog, and wonderful one-liners, as she spewing her venom at Anna (Finola Hughes) and Duke (Ian Buchanan) over Faison’s (Anders Hove) obsession with Anna.  And yet we feel and understand in a twisted way, Liesl’s emotional pain!

And how great was Finola Hughes! You got to love Anna Devane and how she undermines the criminals.  It is great to see a woman of such power on soap operas!  In another hankie-filled moment, Anna tells Duke, after they have finally got Dr. O tied up and out of the way, that Robin is alive.   Duke tells Anna to go find her, which sets up the final moments of the episode when Anna sees Robin!

Anthony Geary (Luke) showed why he once again is one of the finest actors, if not the finest in the genre!  In his showdown scene with Faison, Luke recalled the horror and pain that Faison caused his family by brainwashing Lucky and turning him against him and Laura  …  and for what he has done to Robert, Anna and Robin.  Geary said it all in his eyes, before he attempted to shoot Faison.

A couple of our favorite lines of the day: Anna calling Obrecht, in a turn of the tables, “You stupid cow” and when Michael Saucedo, who returned as Juan Santiago,  told Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that he married a wonderful woman named, “Becky!”  That was a very cute nod by the writing team on Michael and Becky’s real life relationship.

Patrick (Jason Thompson) got an earful from Ava Jerome played by the electric Maura West.  Ava tells him that Robin is alive, and Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) also had a nice moment when Juan showed up with her mother’s wedding dress which meant so much to Sabrina.  And … there’s still more drama to come in the days ahead!

So, what was your favorite moment from yesterday’s episode of GH? Was it Robin coming face to face with Anna?  What performance stood out to you?  Let us know!

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Joshua
Joshua

SPOILER MUCH?

Haven’t watched yet. Am still on the 11/21 show on OnDemand. Looks excellent, though.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Not a spoiler if the episode has already aired. This discusses Monday’s episode. If you don’t want to know plot points, why seek out articles discussing future episodes beyond what you’ve seen?

Finally
Finally

I agree Kansas, can’t expect people to pause and wait for those behind to catch up…. with the exception of weekends and holidays, GH airs daily….so oh well. I agree those individuals behind in viewing shouldn’t be online spoiling our discussion.

Anyway, it was a beautiful reunion with Anna,Robert and even Duke. I liked how they kept Duke (hopeless romantic) behind to coach Robin into following her heart and trying to stop that wedding.

Jeffery McGraw
Jeffery McGraw

Credit goes to everyone involved, especially the writers Jean Passanante and Suzanne Flynn. They really wrote to the core strengths of the actors and should be commended. I have no doubt this week will elevate GH to ratings gold. Kathleen Gati is enormously talented. I wish she could stick around in PC forever.

TinaP
TinaP

Simple put the look on Anna’s face when she first sees Robin. Finola Hughes does not need to speak a word her facial expressions do all the talking. Tuesday’s episode even better than what I expected. Anna & Robin reunited how can it get any better than that on GH!

Omar
Omar

Would love to see Kathleen Gati paired with Robin Mattson..It will be hysterical and delicious to watch..Like a Thelma and Louise kind of thing.

heidi
heidi

Agree completely… would be interesting to see Heather, Dr. O and Faison in the same mental ward sort of like when Lucy, Heather and Todd were in ther together. Heather could show Dr. O and Faison how she breaks out and the three could have adventures in PC regularly… that would be fun!!!

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

Shay and i were discussing the same thing a few threads ago…happy others want the same thing!!!

Shay
Shay

Great minds think alike, Heidi and Omar….just discussed this very idea with jimh on the previous post. What endless opportunities there would be for the “Demented Duo” to get into all sorts of unsavory situations with the “BLT Queen!” Although Faison will most likely have to come and go from the GH canvas, given Anders Hove’s foreign base of operation, the “Glorious Gati” as “Dr. O.” is the real (and most realistic) keeper. No matter the circumstances, that glittering gem of criminality, corruption and cold-hearted calculation MUST remain in Port Charles. Karaoke night at the Miscavage anyone????

heidi
heidi

Agree great minds think alike… and if we are lucky maybe RC and/or his writing team will read this and other threads and get some great ideas!!! Jimh and Shay and others have had some very clever story line ideas! The possibilities are endless. Anders did say in his interview… that he would welcome coming back for more fun!

Shay
Shay

One can certainly hope that those in charge have read our suggestions and (in response to our clamorous requests) will devise a clever ploy to make Kathleen Gati a permanent Port Charles fixture. Her brilliantly brutal “Mutta” has won her the most loyal and enthusiastic following that has been seen on GH in many moons! I cannot fathom a future without at least the promise of her character on the canvas, such has been her incredibly indelible impression as GH’s fiercely flawed, yet beloved, supervillain, “Dr. O.!” Along with Anders Hove, she has created the most crazy-creepy couple ever! Long live this deeply dysfunctional duo of doom!

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

GH has been really good whenever the Scorpios are on, Carlivati has done a great job. That flashback of Anna&Robin’s reunion in the Asian Quarter, just as Robin&Anna see each other again, WOW, RC really seems to have his pulse on what the fans want to see. I’m a blubbering wreck after today’s show, Scorpio family group hug? What a moment! I was even happy to see Duke enter the scene, ’80s nostalgia. GH is the best it’s been since its ’80s heyday. Loving it.

heidi
heidi

Agree completely… Maddie Hayes… love the Scorpios!!!

ricardo
ricardo

i cried so much yesterday, with robert and robin scorpio. i had a lump on my throat. this was worth the wait. general hospital sure did a wonderful job with the storyline. i will watch todays episode with robin and anna. just to mention no general hospital thursday or friday, due to the holiday thanksgiving. i hope they keep dr. o. i love her so much. i want her to sing again. she is a terrific actress, and the lady can sing. lol.

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Phenomenal…Tristan…Finola…Kimberly…Ian…Katleen…love GH it has been so good!!!!!

Maria V
Maria V

There’s no better duo on all of daytime than Anna and Robin. So happy that Tristan Rogers and Kimberly were both able to come back to do this story which was well-done and emotional but never over the top. Finola is the Queen. Nothing else to be said!

Terri
Terri

What could get better than an Anna and Robin reunion is the mother daughter reunion with Robin and Emma and when Patrick sees her!

heidi
heidi

I loved it all!!! My favorites were of course with Robin and Robert… Robin, Robert and Anna… Anna and Dr. O and Duke… Luke and Faison… Where is Nickolas and will somebody please get him back upstairs!!! I too liked the line that Juan said to Liz about his wife Becky. I liked that at the end of Ava and Patrick’s conversation he was looking at his wedding picture and thinking could Robin really be alive… YES!!! Lots of great moments but the ending was the very best!!! Can’t wait to see Robin and Anna… hope they sort of run or walk fast to get to that hug that reminds you so much of when Anna and Robin ran to each other in the chinese corner after her kidnapping.

Loved Friday and Monday!!! Can’t get enough of Robert, Anna, Robin, Luke, Faison, Dr O, and Duke in those scenes. It must be said I was so happy to see that Faison was wearing a bullet proof vest and will hopefully be able to be back to reek havoc again… please!!!

Well done again GH!!! Best Cast!!! Best story!!! Best Crew!!! Wish every day could be like Friday and Monday!!! Best cliff hangers!!! LOVE GH!!! THANK YOU!!!

missellie
missellie

F Hughes should absolutely win an emmy this year!

ricardo
ricardo

i agree finola should win this year. she wasnt nominated last year, that was not right. she is a wonderful actress.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

Michael Fairman, do you know why you’re a genius? Because after watching a show like today’s, there’s nothing better than reading about it and reliving it again with others that love it as much as we do!

brian
brian

Yes, completely agree with Jenny, well said.

heidi
heidi

Well said and totally agree Jenny!!!

Charday
Charday

Everyone you mention in this article is why I watch and enjoy GH. So please, more of this bunch, and less of Kiki, Franco, Sonny, and Carly.

missellie
missellie

I wholeheartedly agree with you!

Alicia
Alicia

Absolute perfection, that’s Finola Hughes. Where else can a soap fan watch two actresses who have the kind of relationship Finola and Kimberly have get to work such great scenes? Kudos to GH for getting Kimberly and Tristan back for this really amazing story.

Shay
Shay

Today was simply amazing with the Anna-Robin reunion….totally heartwarming, as was the special moment when Duke arrived. Just wonderful. Also must give credit to Britt for her strong performance with both Brad and Patrick….how torturous it was that she could not reveal the truth to Drake Jr. about his wife! You know she desperately wanted to spill…I know I desperately wanted her to spill! This silly Sappy stuff just has to be scrapped…it has gotten beyond stupifying!!! The past few days all of her prenuptial nonsense has been laid on so thick you could cut it with a knife. Enough of the boring babysitter and her “Cinderella” scenario, “magic wedding dress,” and the possessive motherly behavior with Emma….she’s NOT your daughter! (Maybe they should start a support group for ShrewLu and Sappy….they both covet other people’s children….) Please just FINALLY put everyone out of this moronic Disney-propelled misery and get the Scorpio-Drakes back to their realistic, adult romance…they’ve earned it. We’ve earned it!!!! And leave “Sobby” stuck at the altar right where she belongs: to suffer in a permanent “Patrick-less” state.

Johnny
Johnny

I’ve said it before and I will keep sayin it. When the show can be this good by focusing in beloved characters….when will this show end its fascination with Sonny?? When sonny is not on…I lovw he show. When he is on, his misogynistic, self-pityong, hypocritical, greasy murdering thug persona just drains the show of life and ruins it for me. This is a character who has been responsible for countless deaths, has shot his own son at point blank range, threatened to murder the mother of his child, and countless other crimes. He recently also begrudgingly agreed not to kill Julian because he might have the bone marow to save a kid. How about not killing someone because basic morality says that murder is wrong?? Villains like Obrecht and Faison and jerry et al don’t offend me so much because they are villains…presented and played as evil. But Sonnys reign of terror has been relentless and unabated since 1993….and he is continuously portrayed as a hero. It is disgusting and through several regimes and vocal fan discontent this shows no sign of changing. I so wish Sonny would die a violent death…and rid the show of this blight. And to show that when you choose to live your life as a career criminal…there are consequeces. Or let Sonny and his caterwauling mob moll Olivia leave town happy together…that would make so many viewers happy. Okay…my weekly Sonny rant is over.

su0000
su0000

I really like Sonny..
He is part of the cornerstone of GH, and MB is a great actor and owns the complicated Sonny character..
MB has put half his life or more into Sonny/GH and he has many fans, I’m one!!!
I hope Sonny goes out when GH goes out, that they go out together!!
Sonny is a character that brings in the dark side and yet is a family pansy, and when he loves he loves fully!!

LOVE SONNY !!!!

Jeff
Jeff

and the pining for Jason needs to stop, too. He was reduced to a henchman with a heart of gold. Please.

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
Jeffrey Jonas Moree

I thought it was well done.

Robin
Robin

Favorite moment. Hands down. Anna seeing Robin. Finola once again knocked it out of the park with her stellar acting. Finola and Kimberly are the best together. They don’t even have to speak. Everything is seen in their eyes!

Lauren
Lauren

You are spot on about Finola Hughes, she in incomparable! What she does with words written on a page is just amazing.

aria
aria

love the entire episode everyone was awesome!

Liz
Liz

Just thinking about it I start to cry. OMG I can not wait for Patrick and Emma to see her and Mac and I could go on and on . What a great day for GH

boes
boes

Yep, Robin and Robert and Anna – simply superb. GH doesn’t get any better than that.

Mark
Mark

This show is so good when the vets are on I can’t say it enough. I love the show but somedays I want to hit the ff button.

Rodd
Rodd

GH is such an excellent show with an embarrassment of talent both in front of and behind the scenes. I am often swept away by what they manage to accomplish on that show day after day. No one will even put down the actors and production talent on a soap to me because I’ve witnessed their efforts for decades. No movie actor or prime time actor or production team comes close to producing what daytime does. I am proud to be a soap fan and to watch GH!

Rory B
Rory B

Amazing scenes Monday and Tuesday. Finola Hughes is the finest actress on daytime. She can do so much with one look. She elevates all her scenes. Her reunion with Robin was perfection. I wish we could keep TR because the Scorpio-Devane family, although small is a classic in daytime.

Jenny
Jenny

So much I loved-Anna’s look when she saw Robin, Duke seeing Robin all grown up and alive,..but if I had to pick my fav moment it was Robin and Robert’s reunion…

Her calling him Daddy and “my hero” got me specially the my hero because when I heard those words my mind flashed back to that heart-wrenching morgue scene where Robert broke down, hallucinating Robin saying to him “Where were you Daddy? You were my hero!…..”

Of all the moments of Robin’s “death” that got to me more than any and hearing Robin call Robert “Daddy” and “my hero” was like healing an ugly wound that ripped my heart out almost 2 years ago. Whether it was intentional or not, I say thanks GH for those words.

And the floodgate of joyful tears keeps flowing as we still have to see Robin with Patrick and Emma! I can’t wait!

heidi
heidi

Just watched Tuesday’s episode… and the scenes with Anna… Robin… Robert and Duke were perfection! At the beginning with Anna and Robin and Robert… I would have liked to not have the interruptions of the other storylines until they were in each other arms… but when we had those three on the screen… it was gold!!! The expressions were sheer perfection! I will be watching that over and over! Well done Finola, Kimberly and Tristan!!! Well done everyone at GH!!! The Scorpio’s are the best!!!

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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Chloe Lanier Making A Return To General Hospital

Look for naughty Nelle to be back on all-new episodes of GH, and that means fans will get to see more of Daytime Emmy-winner, Chloe Lanier!

According to Soap Opera Digest, Lanier will be back on-screen after leaving the show In August after two years with the daytime drama series.

When Chloe left the series, Nelle was carted off to prison for her deceptions and crimes, but according to her chat with SOD, she is back because she ‘has some unfinished business with some people.”  Lanier’s return stint starts next week.

So how will Nelle’s re-emergence impact Lucas and Brad who are raising Nelle and Michael’s son?  Will she seek more retribution on Carly?  Stay tuned.  After all, Nelle gave her baby to Brad in the now notorious baby switch, which we have since learned that baby “Wiley” has a heart condition that can be traced back to Michael’s side of the family,

Glad there will be more Nelle coming up on GH? Comment below!

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