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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Is Heartbroken As Robin Informs Her She Is Leaving Port Charles!

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On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Robin finally told her mother, Anna that she is leaving Port Charles.  And that set the stage for the final goodbye scene … for now … between the remarkable on-screen mother/daughter duo played by Finola Hughes  (Anna) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin).

And while many in the audience are having a difficult time swallowing Robin’s exit storyline with good reason, Anna asked the questions anyone would have about Robin’s decision to depart her home, especially since she just got back after two years of being tortured:  “What about Emma, Patrick, and me?” asked Anna.  Robin stands by her decision.  She asks her mother to trust her that this is something she just has to do.

However, that being said, we couldn’t help but marvel at the beautiful performance by Finola Hughes, whose sadness and heartbreak registered throughout Anna’s face, body, and soul.  She once again had to say goodbye to Robin.  And once again to drive home the emotional throughline of the situation, Robin tells Anna she always finds her way back to her. Cue the always classic and moving clip of little Robin running into the arms of Anna, after her kidnapping as a child.

So, what do you think of the scene and the performances by Finola Hughes and Kimberly McCullough?  Did you reach for the hankies?  Or, were you just so mad at the story that you couldn’t go there?  After the jump, watch a clip of the final moments of the scene between Robin and Anna. Then, share your thoughts below!

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Sal Piscioneri
Sal Piscioneri

they were both great as usual. I love them both.

Nananes
Nananes

It was everything you would expect from these actresses…the fact that they have actually been connected by story all these years made this good-bye even more poignant.

irene
irene

I think they should have killed her off. Let Patrick move on. He had good story and then they bring back her. Long time fans are more invested in her than I am.

su0000
su0000

Robin was killed off, first time around..
KMc wanted to be killed off, she had no intentions of returning..
RC stupidly kept her alive when her fans became upset that poor Robin was killed (even tho she wanted it..
So– this time around Robin should have been killed off not be be brought brought back, ever again..

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I think Carlivati/Valentini decided–wisely–that there had been enough killing off of legacy characters and that Robin was worth saving. And I say that even though I think the storyline contrivances have just been awful; I hated the dragged-out Robin-in-captivity storyline, and I think this exit story is incredibly dumb and lacks believability. But I’m still glad we didn’t lose yet another character with ties and history.

pat
pat

why u so cold. we understand u do not like robin. ok we get it. I not good to kill them off anymore. So not when they will return

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

I still think Robin shouldve left for another country to help solve and cure a mysterious illness that has sicken thousands including Robert Scorpio…it would have made a little more sense imo, and lot more acceptable to Patrick and Anna…lets also not forget Robins parents werent always around for her when she was a child!

clh
clh

I agree. The idea that Robin is leaving her daughter to grow up without her mother so her mobster friend’s son doesn’t have to grow up without a father that he would be watching kill people for a living and get shot at daily is ridiculous.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I have to agree that just about any storyline that involved Robert in some kind of peril, with Robin making the agonizing sacrifice to leave to try to save him, would have been so much more believable than Robin leaving to “save” Jason. And it’s such a natural follow-on from the fact that Tristan Rogers is on another show and unavailable. But I guess it would also have left Patrick in limbo again, which is a problem if you’re trying to keep him in some kind of viable storyline. You can’t divorce your wife who has gone off to save her father, without looking like a total jerk, but you can certainly divorce her for choosing to run off and save another man she was once in love with, and still look at least somewhat justified.

I still hate the story, though.

Shay
Shay

I hope they leave the status of Patrick and Robin’s marriage up the in air for the time being….first for the sake of the family, but also so that Dr. Drake remains officially unavailable in the near future to you-know-who…thus she will rate no more than a former mistress with a baby on the way.

Chantal
Chantal

Finola Hughes’ performance is always superb in emotional scenes. But, I just don’t buy Robin’s reasons. It is out of character and she would not leave Emma even for Jason after being away for so long.

Lew S.
Lew S.

The powers that be had to do what they had to do. Kimberly choose to leave, because she has other career goals to conquer. If they killed Robin off again, we would have been upset. If they had Patrick choose Sabrina, we wouldn’t have liked that. So, they chose something that is totally Robin. To sacrifice her happiness for someone she loves. I wish much success to Kimberly and hope to see her on GH again in the future.

janet
janet

Robins parents always left to save the world. Not a killer for hire borg,already dead above the eyes. FrankenRon ,will NOT make me hate Kim for leaving only them . She bent over backwards to do what they asked and they sent her to bring back to life three degenerates. killers and complete nuts. Finola and Kim are two actresses who showed what soaps can do if they would actually watch. What do they give us, mobs and molls and stories that make you shake your head at the stupidity of it.I haven’t watched this mess in a while. The other character I like they have dumped in a bottle AGAIN.Why bother.? Are these two trying to tick viewers off. To go from watching all the show every day with commercials to dvr ing , and reading the boards to see if you should even bother.?

babs
babs

Wonderful acting. STUPID story.

denisefan
denisefan

ditto!

Harry
Harry

Word

heidi
heidi

I loved it!!! It was perfect!!! Finola is a master of emotions with such a quiet and elegant way about her!!! They were both smashing and I would like to have had it been more time… maybe not at GH… but I guess that was fitting!

Well done by all!!! Thanks Michael… and yes the hankies were out!!!

Absolutely love GH!!!

Vickg4767
Vickg4767

The actresses are simply fabulous!! They make the best out of a terrible storyline and Jason Thompson is no slouch himself!! Kudos to Kim, Finola., and Jason for making this all work to the best of their abilities!! It’s their talents that keep me watching! I can’t think of a more talented daytime cast!

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

wow

Rose
Rose

Finola was perfect, she gets me every time. But at the same time did anyone else feel like Anna telling Robin not to leave was a bit hypocritical? I’ve only been watching the past few years so I don’t have all the history. But from what I understand wasn’t Anna not around when Robin was growing up, that’s why she is so close to Mac right…? So I did like that they had Anna support her in the end.

Lisa
Lisa

With these 2 people its always very real. So very good. The scene should have been much longer. A chance to build, they both deserved more, so good….the flashback its become a bit over-used.

Jeff
Jeff

Kimberly’s return to the show was stunt casting. Unfortunately Ron Carlivati has no idea how to write characters in the long-term, and this is what we get. He would introduce characters on OLTL, have zero idea where to go with them, then the characters would get axed. Sure, the ratings have gone up, but by this time next year or 18 months, they’ll be talking cancelation rumors again. Ron has dropped more balls on storylines than Captain Kangaroo dropped ping-pong balls.

Michael S.
Michael S.

Very natural and wonderfully acted! These ladies deserve Emmy gold! Can’t wait for Kimberly to return again!

Trish Raley
Trish Raley

Of Course It Was Awesome From These To Actresses I Expect Nothing Less !!! Im I Happy With GH Absolutely Notttttttt!!!

Kathy
Kathy

I so love Anna and her beloved daughter Robin, and if anyone should understand the ‘angst ‘ Robin is going through in leaving her daughter to save a beloved friend it would be her mom… the scenes between Anna and her daughter were right on.. it is an emotional time and a time that even if we disagree…. we are happy that soon they will be together again. Sigh…

Michael
Michael

It’s time to give Finola another Emmy!

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

The two of them are unbelievable. They are sheer dynamite. You get a real sense of their love for each other…

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 Part One: Nina’s Red Carpet Arrival Commentary And Locking Eyes With Jax

On Friday’s first installment of the 2019 GH Nurses’ Ball episodes, it was red carpet time in Port Charles as all of the most famous and infamous residents got dressed to the nines and to impress.

This year, Nina Cassadine (Michelle Stafford) is back for her on-camera hosting duties covering the arrivals on the live-stream, but is joined by Crimson’s New York fashion editor, Sydney Val Jean played by guest star Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy.  And as you’d expect, these two fashionistas battle it out at times on the carpet for attention.

Throughout the arrivals, and through this episode, this one really belonged to the talents of Michelle Stafford, who through her comedic, romantic, and dramatic timing, made for some of the best moments.  In a surprise, when Nina begins to choke after interviewing Peter (Wes Ramsey), Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Lulu (Emme Rylan),  she excuses herself and ends up outside where Jax (Ingo Rademacher) appears and offers her some champagne.  The two seem to be clearly smitten with each other! Nina accepts his drink, and thanks him, and then goes back inside to her hosting gig, while Jax looks very intrigued by Nina.  Previously, Nina gave a major kiss to Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) when he appeared on the red carpet.

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Some of the more shocking …. or interesting red carpet arrivals included: Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) showing up with Sam (Kelly Monaco) on his arm, and then getting into words with Sonny (Maurice Benard), who tells the cult leader that family means everything to him and that there is nothing he wouldn’t do for the people he loves.  Shiloh is convinced Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) will come back to “Dawn of Day”.

When Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton) stroll down the red carpet, they get distracted when a dapper Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) shows up, clearly intent on wooing back Anna, to which Anna looks caught by her feelings for both men while Finn is pissed at the game’s Robert is playing.  Later, Finn confronts Robert about his ring.

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Everyone was shocked when Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) showed up arm and arm with Ava Jerome (Maura West).  We later learn that this is an attempt to smoke out Ryan, who Ava believes will show his face at the ball.   Lucy (Lynn Herring), the hostess with the mostess, comes up with a plan to get Kevin away from Ava, not knowing they are not romantically together and tries to, perhaps, rekindle their romance up in a Metro Court hotel room.  Meanwhile, Scott (Kin Shriner) wants to get Ava away from Kevin, so he heads up to Lucy’s room with Ava to show her and to catch Kevin and Lucy together, but we don’t know what they saw when the door opened!

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Meanwhile in Toronto, Canada, Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Laura (Genie Francis) come to realizing they have been tied up and there is a gas leak in the cabin.  Laura realizes Ryan is trying to kill her in an explosion just as he was supposed to have perished in at the fun house years ago.  It appears Ryan set a trap for Laura and Curtis and fled the scene.  The two extricate themselves before running from the cabin just as it blows up!

Back at the ball other notable couples have arrived from: Chase (Josh Swickard) and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), to Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha (Sofia Mattson), to Franco (Roger Howarth) and Liz (Rebecca Herbst), to the GH nurses crew.

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The episode ends with an announcer telling all the guests to take their seats as its just about showtime!  And of note:  Is the opening title sequence music changed to a new theme for GH, or is it just for the Nurses’ Ball episodes? That’s one of the buzziest questions today.

So, what did you think of the red carpet arrivals?  Michelle Stafford’s performance?  Jax meeting Nina? What do you think will happen next with Ryan?  Comment below

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Josh Swickard Performs The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” In GH Nurses’ Ball Sneak Peek

General Hospital is getting you ready for the GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 edition, by releasing the full musical number performed by Port Charles’ Harrison Chase AKA Josh Swickard during the gala.

As a prelude to the ball and what is to come, Swickard takes on the top hit made famous by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” along with the Nurses’ Ball dancers.  And yes, there is cute moment for Chase/Willow (Katelyn MacMullan) fans when he brings Willow up to the stage!

Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) introduces Chase before he performs and Lynn Herring took to her Twitter account yesterday when GH released this sneak peek stating: “Hey, how did this get out there before the BALL!! Someone has some ‘splainin’ to DO!”

GH social media accounts teased: “After bringing down the house last year, we couldn’t wait for you to see Chase’s latest Nurses Ball number – so here it is! This is the only place you can watch his entire performance before it airs next week.”

The 2019 Nurses Ball begins tomorrow on the Friday, May 17th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now below watch Josh’s performance and then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below, and let us know who else do you hope performs at the ball!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Oscar’s Memorial Brings With It Remembrances By Those Who Loved Him

On Monday’s emotional episode of General Hospital, Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) summoned family, friends, and loved ones to honor Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt), since he just past away due to his battle with brain cancer.  Oscar had his own way he wanted everyone to mourn his death and Ned and Olivia carried out his wishes.

When everyone gathers together, Ned and Olivia announce that Oscar wanted this to be a celebration.  After everyone arrives they sit picnic-style and some get up to speak to remember the amazing young man that Oscar was.  It turns out to be Michael (Chad Duell) who starts the tribute by saying that Oscar was brave to date his intimidating sister.  Next, Cameron (William Lipton) touches on his journey to friendship with Oscar.  Joss (Eden McCoy) finds the courage to go next and remembers how she had a crush on Oscar and how he wasn’t easy to talk to but how she was intrigued because he was mysterious. She then tells show she eventually fell in love with Oscar, and how she will never forget him.  When Drew (Billy Miller) gets up next, he breaks everyone’s heart by stating that he will be eternally grateful to have known his son and will always carry him in his heart.

Next, Ned asks everyone to follow him to the meadow.  Once there, Ned and Olivia hand out seeds to the attendees.  Then, Ned and Olivia reveal a plaque dedicated to Oscar, as everyone throw up seeds that land in the grass for it to grow.

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Finally, Kim (Tamara Braun) speaks. She talks about how she raised Oscar on her own, and how after she learned he was sick, she brought him to Port Charles so he could meet his true family.  And with the analogy of the seeds, she says it helped Oscar blossom and how it enriched his young life.  In a heartbreaking moment, she thanks Drew for giving her son courage and being his dad when he needed it, and to Joss for being her son’s first love.  Kim hopes that Joss will come back to the meadow often and think of him.  They share an emotional hug.

Later, after Drew thanks Ned and Olivia for putting this all together for his son, Sam (Kelly Monaco) finds him and tells him he was a great father … and is a great father.  He wants to make sure that Scout knows he loves her.

Back at the meadow, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finds Kim in tears alone at Oscar’s plaque. He tells her he understands the deep pain and void she is going through, but she has to hold on to how Oscar touched so many lives.   Once Sonny leaves, Kim in tears looks up to the sky and says she’ll always love her baby boy.

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The episode featured touching performances by Tamara Braun, Billy Miller, Eden McCoy, and William Lipton, who all carried the Oscar dying storyline so beautifully along with Garren Sttit.  Additional kudos go to Lisa LoCicero and Wally Kurth, who as Olivia and Ned, kept Oscar’s memorial moving forward, and were also emotional throughout.

So, what did you think of the episode and the performances? Are you sad Oscar is gone?  Comment below.

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