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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna's Meltdown, Spinelli On The Case, Sabrina Tells Michael She's Pregnant & Hayden's Phone Call!

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital presented to its viewers several storyline beats that may be of interest, if played out right with high stakes and high drama. First, Finola Hughes (Anna) once again had the opportunity to showcase her acting chops in scenes with Jason Thompson (Patrick).  Lately, Anna is so tightly-wound after grieving the loss of her beloved Duke (Ian Buchanan), and then murdering Duke’s assailant Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise).  Anna is walking around filled up with grief, and guilt for shooting a man in cold blood.  With DA Hornsby (Richard Burgi) twisting the knife, Rivera’s body washing up onto the Poer Charles pier, Anna can’t escape what she has done.

Later, she visits with Patrick at General Hospital, where she first wants some pills to calm her down.  Then as she subtly breaksdown in tears, Patrick suggests she talk to someone (paging Dr. Kevin Collins!).  Now it’s interesting to see where this story goes under new head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante.  Will Anna end up pill-addicted like Patrick became after Robin’s “death”, and thus have Patrick help her through her ordeal?  Will Anna end go off the deep end?  Or, will this just be a minor blip in time and this won’t be delved into?  We vote for always giving Hughes story worthy of her talents.

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Bradford Anderson is back on GH as Spinelli is helping Sam (Kelly Monaco) crack the case of Jake’s (Billy Miller) identify. What is frustrating is that both Sam and Spinelli turned to each other on the pier scene on the anniversary of Jason’s death, and say that Jake reminds them of Jason! Ah, c’mon crackerjack team, put two and two together!  Bradford and Kelly Monaco deliver a heartfelt performance thinking about their “late’ best friend and husband, respectively.

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Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), who is devastated by Carlos’ death,  gets some choice words from Tracy (Jane Elliot) to tell Michael (Chad Duell) she is pregnant and to overcome her fear of losing the baby (since she lost baby Gabriel), and stop her worrying that Michael won’t be happy with the news.  Later, when Michael shows up at Sabrina’s, alone with him, Sabrina drops the bombshell on Michael.  From his initial reaction, Sabrina may not get the reaction she hoped for!  Meanwhile, Michael seems to be just fine stepping in for Sonny (Maurice Benard) on Corinthos family mob business.

Then we have Hayden (Rebecca Budig)!  After a snippy verbal fight with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Hayden who claims she has no memory of who she is, or what she did, tells Nikolas (Tyler Christopher)  she needs to do something with her life.  She needs a job. And let’s not forget, Patrick has informed Nikolas that Hayden shows no sign of any medical problem that should preclude her from regaining her full memory back.  At Wyndemere,  Nikolas gives Hayden a job. The doorbell rings. Nikolas leaves to answer it where he is confronted by an angry Jake.  Meanwhile, a sneaky Hayden dials someone on her cell phone and utters the words “It’s me … I’m in!”  So, who was on the other line?  Is she going to double-cross Nikolas?

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So, what did you think of Friday’s episode of GH? Do you want the writers to let Anna have more mental anguish? Do you want Michael to not be happy about Sabrina being preggars? Did you enjoy the scenes between Spinelli and Sam?  And what is up with Hayden? Are you intrigued by the direction of the show right now, or not?  Share your comments and theories below!

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

Haydens on the phone with either Helene or Paul…Annas melton because she recalls how much better the show used to be…Danny is smarter than the adults-he always knew Jake is Jason…or is he?

Fanny
Fanny

Hi Jimh,
That would be such a twist…Jake NOT being Jason after all, and
little Jake knowing it… Helena is still pulling the strings on some
level, it would be interesting if Hayden were working for her.
Faison could be Paul’s boss OR better yet let it be Julian….

CeeCee
CeeCee

You and jimh are so intuitive, Fanny. I would love to see that imbroglio develop. Some plot twist, that. I like your phrase ‘Helena is still pulling the strings at some level.” Makes sense. Helena is omnipresent even without being visible. Besides, she is food for thought ….proof positive? We are still talking about her.

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee… Halloween is around the corner and I can see Helena
stirring her witches brew…..

Melissa
Melissa

Loving the idea that Jake may NOT be Jason. Frankly that’s the only way of surprising us after having the big reveal dragged out for SOOOOOO long!

lou piikes
lou piikes

The writers need to put Dr. Obrecht in. Anna’s orbit. Together she and Carlos Carlos can drive Anna bat $h!t crazy. Lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

Why, lou? Why drive Anna batty? There would be no fun in that! She’s an angel in my eyes. Driving the already batty, Dr. O nutty, now; THAT would be funny.

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee… I think Anna really did see Carlos on the pier, it wasn’t her
guilty conscience or overly tired brain playing tricks on her… Carlos is
out for revenge..what better way to do that than make her think she’s
losing her grip on reality. And as for Sappy, will she tell Michael “their”
having a baby…since she believes Carlos is gone and can’t dispute
her “maybe” lie.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Fanny.
Hi, dear lady.
I think you’re right. Anna is not hallucinating. That’s a terrible, heartless and cruel trick Carlos is playing; if true.
As far as Sabrina is concerned, Fanny. I can’t see her lying about something as momentous as that. I don’t think she has it in her. On the other hand, Fanny; I am very naive, at times….I always tend to give the benefit of the doubt. But, Sabrina has never been caught in a lie. I guess these are new writers, so they can twist, turn and bend her any way they please.

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl….At this point, I do believe that Dr. O. is actually the sanest citizen of Port Charles, given how far the once-mighty have fallen—one by one—just like dominoes. In the meantime, Liesl has been on her best(?) behavior for quite awhile now….how I hope her devious doings resurface, and soon! (Perhaps for Halloween???? It’s her favorite holiday, after all!!!!) Oh, and on that subject, I was wondering what sort of adorable costume you’ve selected for Rosalba….she should be somewhat ready to partake of the fall festivities this year, right? Hope you don’t mind the question….it’s been some time since you’ve made mention of your little angel, and I have been meaning to ask about her.

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….I meant “Dr. Westbourne!” Duh….

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Awwww, you’re so sweet, ShayGirl. I always feel I bore these good people on this board with stories about my kids…LOL. Rosalba is such a good baby. She’s a lot like Avery. As long as she has a ‘Graduate’ biscuit, or piece of crunchy Italian bread, in her hand, she’s the most happy, pacified little girl. In contrast, Nico has so much energy; he knows not when to stop. Lol. My Gran actually suggested a harness ( she was kidding, of course…lol).
Rosie will be a ladybug for Halloween, and her brother, JAKKS, the Power Ranger. I will be Joan Jett…..got a black wig and everything…Now, get this, my husband ? Elvis…HaHaHa.
I love your description of Liesl……she’s been ‘good’, yet we do not want her to lose her true essence, yes? I wish we could see more of her, albeit her position as chief of staff goes beyond ridiculous….however she got there; I actually forgot. I think Ms Gati is quite busy. As far as I’m concerned she’s ‘the cat’s meow’. Yeah, I got that phrase from watching I LOVE LUCY. Lol.
If it is decided by TPTB that Kiki is, indeed, Nina’s, it matters not whether Dr. Britt would have known if her cousin had given birth by caesarian or not. ‘They’ will ‘fix’ whatever they want and make it plausible….or so ‘they’ think. Lol. Later, babes.

Shay
Shay

It’s always my pleasure to hear about your children, CeeCeeGirl….that’s why I asked! Your Rosalba sounds like me with the bread….we always had that delicious Italian (and French) bakery staple on hand, and I snacked on countless slices, too!!!! Let her enjoy the carb-loading whilst she can…I barely touch the stuff anymore…I just feel better when I don’t do potatoes, pasta and other starchy stuff. Quite okay, I’ve had more than my share in this lifetime! At any rate, the costumes sound adorable….I love the Joan Jett idea! (My favorite of her tunes is “I Hate Myself For Loving You!”) And Jude as Elvis…oh my! Is he planning on doing his rounds in full Presley mode???? That would be something….particularly if he crooned as “The King!” Haha. As for the “harness?” Joke or not, I’ve seen it happen before…once when I was at a mall some years ago….it was unreal….poor kid of 4 or 5 was being restrained by his mother. He seemed absolutely normal, but apparently she was determined to keep him on the “short leash,” no pun intended! (I actually had a friend in college who said she would do that if she ever reproduced….and she was only half-kidding! Fortunately, no kiddies for her as far as I know….) Having said that, high energy is a good thing for a child…far better than being withdrawn, listless and sitting in a corner….still, I would imagine you plan to ration the Halloween treats and alleviate that subsequent sugar-high that will inevitably accompany your “Power Ranger’s” night of autumnal revelry….LOL! (But why is he not a “Starship Trooper” like our beloved Casper????) And speaking of the subject of “All Hallows’ Eve,” I am waiting with bated breath to see if Dr. O. celebrates her holiday of choice in the usual bizarre style….I realize Ms. Gati’s talents are in high-demand elsewhere, but her limited presence is one of the few delights I have left on GH, so I am hoping she’ll turn up again at the end of the month. By the way, I did express my sentiments on the exasperating, expectant Sappy situation to both Fanny and you here on this thread….alas, my posts disappeared!!!! (Bummer…..) However, I’m sure if you personally received my remarks, you recognized them as mine!!!! (I know you saw the “Kiki/Nina” one, judging by your reply!) Oh well…must go. Just wanted to respond to your interesting comments . Later!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hey, ShayShay,
Yes, we will be doing the rounds with the kids …..nanny will give out candy while we’re out. Actually Jude and I will be using those same costumes for the Halloween party we and our friends take turn giving every year. And, yes, he will be performing as Elvis. I told you he’s a crooner , a clown, and a rocker…DOUBLE LOL.
What I would like to see happening at GH for Halloween is having Dr. O come out of a creaking coffin, sloooowly opening, where the first thing we see is her decrepit ly painted hand with black-lacquered fingernails……then, as the coffin keeps opening wider, we see a grayish mop of a head creep out showing a pasty face, hollow eyes and a snickering thin, red-painted mouth with rotten teeth, most of which are missing, singing I FEEL PRETTY, from WEST-SIDE STORY. HaHa. Later, cara.

Shay
Shay

Hey CeeCeeGirl! I’ll take Dr. O. in any form we can get….did you see her when she played the ingénue fraulein in full dirndl-and-braids mode a few Halloweens back? She was holing up at Wyndemere with Faison who portrayed Betelgeuse. Now THAT was fun! (Liesl wanted Britt go matchy-matchy, but Dr, Westbourne wasn’t having any of it.) Oh, that was a most memorable episode…or two! I can envision Obrecht as Vampira or Elvira…then again with that cleavage-revealing deeply-cut front dress featured in those costumes, I’m sure somebody else will call dibs on that outfit! LOL. As for your family holiday outing….sounds like you have it all planned to perfection.. Have a safe and super Halloween! (By the way, when I referred to Jude’s rounds, I meant the medical ones!!!! Paging “Dr. Elvis!”)

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I’m cautiously optimistic. I’m all caught up on the show and can’t wait for the next episode. I can’t remember the last time I felt that way.

Talk about cliffhanger Friday! All the soaps are bringing it. Love it!

carol
carol

It seems to me that maybe Michael is not the father of Sabrina’s baby after all. The flashback between her and Carlos showed them kissing. Who knows what may have happened after that. Maybe that’s the reason for Sabrina acting so weird.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I so agree with you carol. What gives? Something weird is going on with Sabrina. As soon as she had that intimate flashback with Carlos, I knew. I’m not saying the baby is definitely Carlos’s. But, Sabrina’s reaction is certainly giving her pause that it might be.
At this point, I’m not sure about Hayden. She may be working with Rick again or any one of the worms residing under any of PC’s rocks. By the same token, she may be on the right side of the law, this time. I had high hopes for her… Ahhh, well!!
Anna….poor, poor, Anna. Not fair! C’mon, please get Anna out of this slump….give her a happy outcome. I suppose a heroine must suffer before she conquers her demons; literally!

Shay
Shay

@CeeCeeGirl….Whilst you already know that I regard yet another Sappy pregnancy-of-convenience as totally unnecessary and insufferable, I am praying that this deceptive, social-climbing wench is carrying a Carrrrr-LOS!-issued bambino, and not a future Q. (That latter thought is simply too horrific for me to ponder…) Having said that, this latest twist also gives me hope that should that should SapsterSprog.2 be the “Real Reeee-verrr-rah,” she might eventually leave town……sooner rather than later, if I have my druthers!

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee..Morning Sweets,
Paul was well versed in what really happened to Carlos thanks to Sloan…
So he could easily manipulate this opportunity to his advantage which
he has….but to what end? that said, I think it was Sloan’s body that
conveniently floated to the surface not Carlos who may in fact be alive.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hey, ShayBabes.
I am so on the fence about Sabrina. I can’t NOT like her. I actually feel badly for her, albeit I see what you are saying. I do not see the point of this character either. If the baby is Michael’s, then, I thought…well, okay….a Q baby would reawaken Michael and set him on the right path. Then again, if Michael is to remain enmeshed with the bandido de cafe’, and carry his name, what a life this kid will have. And, if it is Carlos’s, he/she will have the same fate. Such a vicious circle.
I know you think Sabrina is a voracious gold digger, but, I only see a good girl looking for love, and a happy little life. She is obviously living on a fluffy, happy cloud if she thinks Michael will follow a straight line. To think that she encouraged him to lay Avery at the ogre’s door. I think these men are both wrong for her. They may be worlds apart socially, but Carlos and Michael are more alike than Sabrina thinks. Michael may be a Q, but, honestly, Shay, I’d rather live in a shack with a good guy, than with a potential criminal, family name or no.
You may be right, my friend. If Sabrina discovers that the baby is indeed Carlos’s, then she may leave for good. She does not strike me as the kind of girl to affix another man’s child on Michael. These are new writers, so there’s always the chance that Sabrina will be given an overhaul and written into a corner. The writers may mold her into a duplicitous muchacha. Later.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Harry.
Hi, Harry.
On the mark, as usual, Harry. Moreover, every woman in the universe knows her own body……notices any changes in her body. What’s more, no one is that naive as to think that she could be sexually active, probably not using protection, and not get pregnant. Ya, right!
What is insulting to me is that TPTB are really selling this? And, how stupid is Michael, as nancy d. inferred, who has been sharing her bed, and is well versed with her body, from head to toe, not notice her expanding belly? Oh, yeah, she just found out. So, that makes her what? A few weeks? What are we? Blind? She looks, even when camouflaged with loose tops, well advanced into her pregnancy. If she claims she is only a few weeks along, then it cannot be Carlos’s. This is looking to be a very confusing storyline. “You gotta lotta splainin to do, Lucy”.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, I think Carlos is the father of Sabrina’s child; obviously the new team of writers want to take storyline in that direction. And I think that is the way to go.
I think the new writers should write the story so that Anna did not kill Carlos. Anna’s character needs to be “restored” to the one we know and love; she needs to be the commissioner again, and it would be great if Robert came back to GH to “romance” Anna again. I think, moreover, that the body found is Sloane’s rather than Carlos’s because Paul said the body had been in the water “about two weeks old.” Remember he killed Sloane about 2 weeks ago? And he went over the commissioner’s head to get the autopsy report? There’s a reason, I suspect!
And Hayden? The writers are also taking her character in a different direction obviously; she had no storyline nor backstory previously. She probably was originally “short term,”, but, now that she has a full time contract, the writers, who wrote for her previously on One Life to Live, have chosen to give her a big story. So, we shall see where they take her storyline now. PS Where is Laura–again? And why don’t the writers write her a story and a “romance”?

Fanny
Fanny

@Nancy,
Like yourself I’m hoping the writers pen a worthy storyline for Laura.
Hopefully they haven’t forgotten about the mysterious parting envelope
from Luke.

Harry
Harry

Problem with Carlos being the baby daddy is Sabrina is out to here and only just realized she is pregnant. He allegedly died five months ago.
Sabrina is a nurse and she did not know she was pregnant all this time?
Is the really that stupid?
Never mind, ask a stupid question and all that jazz.
GH is beyond horrible right now. I don’t even want to talk about it.

Shay
Shay

Well said, Harry! As usual, you have displayed your uncanny knack to separate the wheat from the chaff. Sappy and her nonsensical pregnancy is most definitely the latter, although sadly, I am having a great deal of difficulty discerning exactly what there is currently available on GH that represents the former.

davidevansmith
davidevansmith

I’ve been thinking Hayden is a grown up Susan Hornsby, Paul’s first child and Dillon’s older half-sister.

Stefano
Stefano

I think you are right, my friend. Now it is time to recast Jenny. Bring Cady Mcclain ex Dixie AMC to play Jenny.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good one, davidevansmith.

Patrick
Patrick

that’s a really great idea… if only to figure out a way to bring this all to head… and leave well enough alone… Hayden is in love ?!?!

dang it… the sizzling confines of no unrequited love

hopefully, this is how it should play out

I so wanted this for Nina and Franco… and now i’m pulling for a Nicholas and Hayden stronghold… as they team up together for love … and powerstruggle the Cassadine need for ELQ

Paul may end up taking the fall… for the love of his child…. Hayden?

great lead

Nana
Nana

Don’t think it would be Susan, cause Dillon is 23 and older than her.. Hayden would be in the 30’s…

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Nana.
I believe Dillon is supposedly closer to 30. I’m not well-versed in GH history, but, as you are aware, soaps will SORAS any character….eg, Will Horton was born before EJ DiMera, but EJ ended up being a couple of decades older than Will. So, I do not put that much stock in what these ‘wild and crazy guys’ (TPTB) do. Lol.

davidevansmith
davidevansmith

Wait… Susan was about 8-10 years old when Dillon was born on screen to Paul and Tracy. So Susan is supposed to have 10 years on Dillon. If Dillon is in the Lulu age bracket and Susan is in the Lucky/Nikolas age bracket, it still lines up that Hayden could be Susan.

Nana
Nana

Sorry, my bad! I was thinking of someone else.

downtownla
downtownla

If Michael and Sabrina end up having a kid together, I hope 1.) Michael leaves Sonny again… hate this turn… wanted him back with the Q’s 2.) Michael and Sabrina have a happy marriage, at least long enough to give them 2-3 kids. Not only are they the next generation of Q’s, but there are enough half-siblings, step-siblings, etc. floating around… one nuclear bio family would be nice. at least it will make it easier to remember. 3.) hope Sabrina establishes a relationship with Monica, as well as Tracy. strange how Monica is missing from all this.

CeeCee
CeeCee

This really su€Ks, downtownla. I just can’t over Michael’s ‘change’. Is it all a put-on?
I think this is all to boost Sonny’s image….for us to accept him, after all the barrage of negativity hurled his way. If Michael can forgive Sonny for murdering AJ, his own father, why shouldn’t we? Aren’t we smarter than that? My skin crawls every time I see that rat dipped in oil. I do mean the pun here. Both his looks and sermons are soooo oily smooth.

su0000
su0000

CeeCee, hi ..
Michael is his father’s son.. (both AJ and Sonny are killers, bad guys)
Michael has killed and done prison time, he is not soft.
Michael grew up as a Crime Lord’s son, he is as he should be .
I like the improved Michael and now Chad will have some good stories and not just the junk he has been given to play..

AJ was a sperm father not a family father, Michel is Sonny’s, the Corinthos are his heritage his family.

Anthony
Anthony

The writers better write Anna out of the crime. After all if the character of Sonny/Jason (Steve B) et al always gettng away with killing other folks, why shouldn’t Anna.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Personally I would go with the second shooter theory, meaning it wasn’t Anna’s gun that killed him–that way they would restore the character–yet at the same time having her think she did shoot him for a while will give us this story of her trying to live with the guilt but can’t.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, Anthony. But how? Those were not Carlos’s remains? It wasn’t her gun which killed him? Anna missed but Sloane’s bullets found their mark? But, as a seasoned cop, her aim is true, yes?
But, you’re right. TPTB have the power to get her out of this. I’m sure they will, eventually. Lol.

Timmm
Timmm

I think Carrrrrrrrlos was in cahoots with Paul before Paul arrived and Carlos had a bullet proof vest on to set up Anna and to free Carlos to take out Sonny. This will come out and Anna with have her good reputation back.

kat
kat

ITA Anthony That’s how I feel about Elizabeth. I don’t understand the need to Trash beloved characters the way RC did. Anna is a Super Spy & Liz was always a Sweetheart. Your right, if other characters can be absolved of their Soap Sins, it should go across the board for all GH characters. jmho

Aria
Aria

Anna shouldn’t feel guilty for killing Carlos, he was a thug and he taunted her, I hope Anna outsmarts the latest mobster thug Paul, oooh maybe Tracy , Ava and Anna will team up and get his sorry ass arrested.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That is exactly what makes me do a double-take, Aria. Why could Anna not just admit to shooting Carlos, at the time? Her word against that thug, as you so aptly call him.
I think Timmm’s theory makes the most sense; in that, Paul and Carlos were/are working in tandem So, since it may have been a set up from the onset, everything would have been futile.

Kim
Kim

What made the Sabrina pregnancy story interesting and different was the fact that the baby would be a Q/S/C mix…Watching Tracy and Carly spar over the baby would have been fun. The Q’s finally having the upper hand on one of their new offspring’s would have been fun…If the baby is Carlos we just have a stupid jobless chick who is having a thugs baby.

After Michael finds out they should just write the character off, and since it’s clear they have no real intentions of writing a story for people of color they should just stop. Based on the ratings of all soaps people are over watching people of color used only as accessories.

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

I agree Kim that what made the Sabrina pregnancy story interesting and different was the fact that the baby would be a Q/S/C mix…If the baby is Carlos’ then we just have a stupid jobless chick who is having a thugs baby. Sabrina becomes meaningless.

Shay
Shay

Sappy….”becomes meaningless????” She has been since “Day One!”

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay… You go girl❗️❗️❗️❗️

Shay
Shay

Merci, Fanny! Always happy to oblige on this particular subject…..

su0000
su0000

ahhaa! dumb stuff!
Anna would not fall apart.
She is a trained agent and has done many a bad bad bad thing as an agent and has killed many. Scorpion and Anna never fall apart.
Anna has grieved for Duke’s death before, he died in her arms and she was strong and handled it, came back fighting. This time she crumbles helpless.. stupid! not Anna!
Anna has strongly grieve for loved ones, the pillar of strength for all.
I do not like how Anna is now being written as a weak kitten.

Haydens call, her saying “It’s me … I’m in!”
She would be in for what reason lol ?
l makes me wonder how that feisty spitfire character will now be written.
It would have to do with ELQ or Sloane..
Helena would have no purpose to put Hayden ”in”..

Sabrina, miss goody two shoes high morals, would tell about Carlos and the baby possibly being his.

The most interesting story is’ Nikolas and Hayden..
(hope they don’t have a stupid Cleaver family love-in wedding as Sonny and Carly)

Liked having Spin back! And as always Sam is yuck .. ahaaa!
Luvin Michael.

Jason’s reveal is becoming melodramatic, blah..
I was hopping the coming out of Jason to be a twister shocker, a wow surprise.
(as the king of twist & turns shocker surprises would write it)
a computer outing of Jason is stupidly dull..

su0000
su0000

ooops meant Scorpio .. my bad ..

Mister Media
Mister Media

GH is my main soap and it has the most talented cast in daytime, but something is amiss. It feels like they are making up story as they go along. Three major mis-steps recently have been –

1. Michael suddenly turning away from his Quartermaine identity and going full tilt Corinthos.
2. Paul Hornsby is a mobbed up bad guy when he could have been a viable love interest for Tracy, in a reality based family story with Dillon. 3. Dillon and sudden actress Maxie are making a movie on Lulu’s boat.

If Jake Doe reverts to mob enforcer / Sonny lover Jason Morgan it will be a MAJOR mistake and a lost opportunity for reality based drama. The show needs to resolve a few story-lines before they start piling in newbies. I need to feel like the writers care as much about creating the stories as I care about watching them. Long live GH!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Completely agree.

I love gh
I love gh

I think things feel amiss a lot, so I’m used to it. Michael completely turning on Sonny never felt right to me because a huge plot point was overlooked: AJ pushed Carly down the stairs when pregnant with Michael. I just don’t think Michael would completely write off Sonny after finding out that Sonny thought AJ was going to hurt Ava. Baby Gabriel’s conception, birth, and death seemed off. It’s like the writers changed their minds after starting the story. Finding out that Sha n is TJ’s dad AFTER the actor was off the show?

I agree- the movie is weird, Paul Hornsby should be a good guy, and Michael should still be in touch with his Quartermaine roots. That’s just how GH rolls. Hopefully, the new writers will work it out.

Andrew
Andrew

Correction: AJ did NOT push Carly down the stairs. They were having an argument at the top of the stairs and Carly, in an attempt to villify AJ, threw herself down the stairs. I watched it when it originally aired and the scenes are on You Tube.

I love gh
I love gh

I knew as soon as I hit reply that I had forgotten what happened with Carly – it was a long time ago & I didn’t fact check. My point was that many stories have been dropped or changed ad that Michael’s bitter anger seemed a little over the top for his character.

Thanks for keeping me honest.

Mister Media
Mister Media

The body was Sloane, Carlos is alive and the baby is his. Anna is off the hook for murder. Wake me up when it’s over…

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Again, I agree.

Melissa
Melissa

I was kind of hoping they were hinting at Carlos being alive, which would make the whole Sabrina baby storyline really fun. It will be awhile before we know whether or not these new writers can deliver a good story from beginning to end.

Tim
Tim

Carlos was killed by Anna back in May,so if he is Sabrina’s baby daddy that would make her at least 5 months pregnant and she’s barely showing.

su0000
su0000

She is PG in real life, due late Dec ..
guess they messin with it to fit in..

CeeCee
CeeCee

Woa! Su! I think she’s due late February….which makes her about five months along. I told you we can’t trust Google. If she were due in December, she’d be uuuge. Lol.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, oh….I like that. Mister Media. Of course! Paul ‘fixed’ the DNA results. It must be Sloane. Paul most likely killed Sloane for this reason.
Send me your number, and I’ll wake you when it’s over….LOL.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Actually, Tim, she is showing. Her tops are very loose. Some women carry smaller than others. But, as it always happens when with child, Teresa will ‘pop’ any day now.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

And it does stretch the view’s credulity to believe that “Michael,” who is sleeping with Sabrina, would not notice the obvious–how “very pregnant” she is. Why did TPTB wait so long to write the pregnancy in????

CeeCee
CeeCee

@nancy d.
Good question. Perhaps the pregnancy was initially not intended to be part of the storyline. It could be these writers decided to write it in as a last minute ‘attraction’. But, if not Michael’s, then why? Carlos is a secondary character, so Sabrina having his baby would be inconsequential, no? I can’t pick my brain anymore…

Laurie
Laurie

Cee Cee,

The reason I don’t think the pregnancy was written in at the last moment is because of how fast & all of a sudden Michael returned Avery to Sonny. His reason was ridiculous. GH probably didn’t want Michael dealing with & raising 2 infants at once so they wrote Avery to go back to Sonny. JMO

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Laurie.
Hey, Laurie….again, that makes a lot of sense. Two little ones for Sabrina?…..I suppose the writers did think ahead. Lol. Now, the war is between Sonny and Ava. Avery being the prize. Of course, the bosses will make up their own rules again, pertaining to legal custody. Carly marrying Sonny should not make a difference. Married or not, Carly has no rights to that baby. But, TPTB will argue that point in court. Again, it’s a matter of calling the kettle black…lol.

aria
aria

okay, so starting with anna, i don’t want to see the character become a crying grieving widow, i’m hoping she goes and sees kevin and deals with her issues instead of becoming a pill popping mess. I don’t know what to make of haydens call but i’m intrigue and i’m loving the character. Sabrina becoming pregnant with michael baby and michael acting all mobster like, boring, sorry, he’s not convincing as a mobster wannabe, and Sabrina is just plain boring. Sam and Spinneli, well what can i say about Sam, she simply is the dumbest character on the show, when Jake identity is reveal, aren’t they all going to feel stupid!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

She doesn’t have to grieve any longer–Carlos is alive!

Patrick
Patrick

“I’m going on a tear”

for the love of god : Why doesn’t Windemare; have a security system!

it’s LOL embarrassing… and perhaps for good reason

Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller… break in to Nicholas island fortress…. again!

she sprains her ankle… in skin tight clothing…. that does nothing to carry her acting or character

he shuffles her around like a rag doll… with no match no chemistry no dalliance.. no care at all ? ! ? ! and they leave it up to the audience to game set and match this twosome

so they bring in Spinelli to distract and help out
he can take his mumbling diction columbo antics and go back to Portland

ie: ugh! to think they are stringing the audienc along… will he or won’t he recall “Jason” libido is better served by

LOL… OK

it just galls me… that : outside of Kelly’s Diner… Sam is still spouting…. “when my cousin returns” as she plugs Nicholas with a family histrionic…

who cares ?

ie: Hayden? is she “IN” with Paul ?

I don’t like where this is going either ?

give Hayden and Nicholas that love match… so we can feast

lay off of Liz…

dang it! these three are still carrying the show… even if the gaping whole share is subterfuge

Oy!

Anna spiral?

this may be the only let… that the new head writing team is bandaging… and may lead

I can’t believe her mentality would leave her renderless… with or without Duke… she’d move… ie: think of her life without Robin… and she’s shown bottoming out ? she’s even lamenting… ie: Emma stating she can do no wrong ? Anna ! ?

Laurie
Laurie

Kelly Monaco injured her leg about a month ago while on vacation in Hawaii the news wires said. I think they just wrote that in.

Remember when KM fell down the stairs & blacked her eye & hurt her ribs a few months back? They had to lather that makeup on to cover it.

She needs to drop the heels & invest in Converse.

CeeCee
CeeCee

She was most likely wearing stilettos on the beach and stumbled over a ‘cucu’nut.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Patrick…how entertaining are you? You and I seem to be the only ones noticing Sam’s apparel as she attacks the imperious walls of the fortification that is Wyndemere, jeggings and stilettos. And, unrealistic that such an extravagant, cavernous abode would not have an alarm system. Ha!
Also, the reference to Anna mourning Duke , and not missing Robin’s presence in her life, did not ring true to me. She had to come up with an excuse. I think her guilt is catching up with her. However, after she comes clean with Kevin, the guilt will subside….especially if she is convinced that she did, indeed, see Carlos. Really loved your post, Patrick.

Melissa
Melissa

Wow, I agree with every single sentimemt you just expressed! Thank you!

Paul
Paul

The best part of Friday’s episode was that Sonny wasn’t in it. After having I believe the entire month of September devoted to 1 character, it’s nice to see the rest of the cast in action again.

su0000
su0000

hey Paul..
Sonny has not been upfront, his son’s have the spotlight.
It has been bedtime for Sonny, his script has been limited.
outside of the wedding Sonny just lays there doing nothing lol ..
Michael and Morgan, not Sonny, are the players.
The Corinthos are the largest main family; Sonny, Morgan, Michael, Kristina, Avery, now Carly and Sonny has nieces and nephews (Spencer).
The Q’s have 2- Tracy and Dillion and removed Michael who will always be a C ,,
When JE retires the Q’s are no longer, just Dillion ..
So- there will be always be a Corinthos upfront they are now the main family.
Well, anyways- the GH families are in the new writer’s hands, we’ll have to see how they are played. 🙂

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, susu.
I know Sonny is your idol. Personally, I could care less what happens to him or his entire immediate family. I think GH would continue without him and company, as it did three decades before his/their ominous shadow made an appearance, without a hitch. I know I would not miss any of them.

Harry
Harry

Leave Sonny alone! Do you know the hell that man has been through? He still has to buy his suits from the boys’ department at Neiman Marcus!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You bet, Paul…no Sonny was a treat!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Harry.
HaHa. I hear they have really good quality suits at Neiman Marcus NYC for mini-me.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

None of this makes sense. The citizens of Port Charles are collectively the most clueless on the planet.

No matter who’s the daddy, Sabrina, a nurse, who’s been drinking & having sex for month is at minimum 4 (or 5) months pregnant. Right. And what’s with who’s the daddy? If it’s Carlos, who cares? If the baby isn’t Michael’s, why even reveal she’s pregnant–just keep the loose clothes and big purses. This is just dumb.

Of course that’s Sloan’s body. The only question is –is Carlos alive?

Anna has done much worse things in her life than this–so her falling apart is completely OOC–and typical of GH not letting their strong women really be strong.

Who was Hayden talking to? Interesting question IF:
Rick hadn’t been the one to bring her to town

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

Sorry, wasn’t done

Why would Helena need Hayden to spy for her at ELQ?
Why would Paul–is he a good guy trying to get ELQ back to the Q’s? No, we know he’s not. Maybe it’s Jax.
Maybe it’s Rick. The way the Corinthos clan treats him–I hope he backstabs them.

How stupid are they making Sam & Spinelli? He reminds us of Jason. Jason’s not dead. I wonder who Jake is. It’s mind-boggling actually.

I hope, really hope, like Jimh implied, that Jake turns out NOT to be Jason. I hope Helena has Jason somewhere and Jake is a random Helena act of subterfuge. I hate what they’re done to Liz over this. HATE. So totally OOC. Nic=OOC. Laura=OOC.

The only people on this show not OOC are the Corinthos — and they’re just a delusional bunch to begin with.

Laurie
Laurie

Helena was the original one trying to acquire ELQ. Just because. Nik took over & exiled her off the Cassadine Island. She’s probably fighting mad. She probably has escaped because she comes back from the dead after-bars won’t stop her from escaping. I expect Helena since the Jason reveal is next month. I’d rather it be anyone but her.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Exactly. As far as we have seen, Hayden knows no one except Rick. I suggested the same thing . If she was acquainted with anyone else, wouldn’t said person have recognize her when she first came to town? Did someone just plant her in Rick’s face? Was that the plan? The story and writing are definitely changing. Perhaps Hayden is an undercover cop…has been from the get go, biding her time to get the baddies? To whom did she she say, ‘I’m in’? This brings back memories oh Greenlee who swooped in , terrorized Pine Valley, like a bat out of hell, and was then turned into an angel……well, a quasi-angel, lol.
Maybe that’s it, Lucy. She’s trying to give the Q’s back their company.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

I thought maybe she’s a long-lost Quartermaine. BUT how is that connected to Rick? And if she were a cop or a Quartermaine, wouldn’t people have been concerned when she was in a coma? Did they not find her until after? That doesn’t make sense either.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Lucy.
Lol, Lucy….how hopeless are we? Racking our brains out!!!
Well, Hayden could be a bastard-Q-child? Undercover? Two options: she’s either a goodie or a baddie….Double lol. If she’s working outside of the law; who is her partner in crime? I think Rick, or as a twist, Carlos. If she is a cop, maybe she’s working with Anna? How about Mac….wasn’t he a lawman, at one point? Yeah, I would love it to be one of the vets…such as Frisco. My mind is really galloping now, Lucy…later.

Laurie
Laurie

CeeCee,
Hayden knows Carlos. He broke into her & Jake’s MetroCourt Hotel room to shoot Duke I think. Guess he was going to set Jake up since he HATES Jake & they were at odds when Jake was working for Julian. Perhaps he gave her his # & said “from 1 crook to another-call me!” She’s mad at Jake now & decided to stick it to him and Nik at the same time. LOL

Hayden was briefly at Nurse’s Ball. She could’ve met someone before she got thrown out.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Laurie.
Yes, of course! I had forgotten about that! Carlos and Hayden did meet at that hotel room. But, I did mention on one of my posts, in jest, that she was partnering with Carlos. That would be something if it pans out that way.
Everything you say rings true…..makes sense to me. I just hope these writers have it all laid out and not make ‘things’ up as they go along.

Timmm
Timmm

Anna has been strong through MANY different traumatic times in her life. Its time for her to go off the deep end and have Robin and Robert reel her back in! Robert could bring down Hornsby! Dumbnte and ABS couldnt write a parking ticket!

Spinelli is okay in small doses!

Sabrina sucks! Hopefully the baby is Carlos’s and he will turn up alive and him and UGLY BETTY can get to steppin!

Sam is the best lock picker in all of TV! BTW, she left her lock picking kit on Nick’s desk!

Hayden is up to something an I like it! Her and Nick are hot but I see her working for the Q’s and maybe she is a Q’ as well, to retrieve her grandfather’s company! Edward would have loved Hayden. She reminds me of Skye.

Patrick
Patrick

rolling of the floor…. LOL

“…Sam is the best lock picker in all of TV! BTW, she left her lock picking kit on Nick’s desk! ”

sprained ankle my bootie !

god ugh piss off again you dare you cant dream this up again ?!?! writers

Sam and “Jason” are so dull together… baramoter of heat… and tantalize… Sam is still monotone and sheethed in stilleto and skin tight all for naught

geez louise i’d left or right hand it… and run

ie: theres absolutely no kismet… no red light steam

leave well enough alone

as for her adamant that it’s NIcholas that needs to be her cousin again

LOL…

rolling of floor LOL

tell her off NIcholas! geez louise… you have an empire to run… cut her

Patrick
Patrick

LOL

ie: i wanted to state… AGAIN

Sam, how she keeps bringing up… Spinelli … “hacking” tech

LOL

it’s so damnation and demeaning…

Billy Miller knows this

ugh!

Spinelli ingenious ? is what… all the recipe needed to figure out “Jason” is

throw in his mindset to go back to the allure of dullard Corinthos’ and all is right with Steve Burton…

geez louise… if this is what’s on the horizon…
ie: Michael … is back to helming the Corinthos’ ?

a sign… of what’s to come

I may be signing out to Genoa City

Timmm
Timmm

The grass is a little greener at Genoa City but not much!

Laurie
Laurie

Tim,
If Hayden is a Q and Jake is too, she kissed and tried to bed a relative for months when they were fake husband and wife!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Scratch that!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Right? Eeewwww.

clb
clb

HOT time to bring Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller together. Enough already with the identity crisis. Glad tech geek Bradford Anderson is back to save the day. Patrick needs Robin back. Dr Obrecht needs to return as the boss from hell with Epiphany as her nemesis. Donna Mills needs to be front and center as her scenes with Maxie were bitchy. Nix the Carlos baby idea as Sabrina deserves better with Michael. Need Tracy to take over the corporation as Jane Elliot has been a daytime fav since her days as Carrie on GL. Always love Ana, Alexis, Ava, Carly, Elizabeth, and Olivia– best female cast in daytime. Nina, Franco, and Heather can bring the crazy back. Morgan needs a new love. Get to work writers!

su0000
su0000

oh please no !
Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller have zero sexual chem, none..
they are like brother and sister or some such thing, but not lovers//
the days of Sam and Jason are no longer..
SB is gone and you can’t make chem, they, Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller , would be phony trying to be lovers.

Laurie
Laurie

The days of Sam and Jason is over? You are so funny.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, susu, my friend….I have not found our Sam to have chemistry with anyone, as yet. What were Kelly and Steve like as a couple? I have to see Billy and Kelly make out; I mean, really make out…then, I will see if there’s any fire there. I didn’t see it with Michael Easton and I do not see it with Jason Thompson.

GHFan70007
GHFan70007

Any day Finola is on my screen is a good day, she could prob find a way to make reading the phone book entertaining. That being said I miss the strong, smart, kick a*s Anna, it’s been awhile since she has been written true to her character. I am fine if Robert returns but I’d rather Anna save herself.

I doubt Carlos is dead, I am guessing that was Sloanes body that was pulled from the harbor.

Only other comment is I wish they would have had the courage to continue the rift between Michael and his parents. It felt right for the Q’s to win in the end.

Kevin
Kevin

Yup to SLoane’s body. 2 weeks dead – obviously! And the report coming from Hornsby screams tampered!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I’m so happy! Just read that “Carlos is very much alive.” So very glad Anna’s character has been restored. Now let’s get on with the real Anna and her story.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

Hey CeeCee, I know–I get mad at myself for wasting time & energy–but I’m still hooked–though on the fence. If there’s more Corinthos focus I’m gone. If they make Liz suffer more than actual murderers then I’m gone.

Today Hayden was quite puzzling. Her listening to Nic & Spencer seemed like she was a giddy girl who wanted the boy she likes to like her back, not like a conniving con woman. Who knows?

I thought today’s episode was marginally better–excpet for the stupid shooting stars. Gosh, are we viewers so stupid you have to telegraph this stuff?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, Lucy…I feel lost myself if I miss an episode. But, as yourself, some of this writing is so DICK AND JANE, my stomach roils in protest.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

I love the Dick & Jane reference. That is so right on the mark

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Lucy.
Thanks, Lucy.

Samantha
Samantha

If that turns out to be Sloane’s body, it would be too predictable. Yeah, let Carlos still be alive to get Anna off the hook and get her old position back eventually. But I hope they make that body “just” somebody else, not even a character we’ve seen, just someone Paul’s using in his sick scheme. And, so tired of this story line already. Be done with it and get on with better story lines, please. And…I think it would be fun if Sloane were the one that Hayden was talking to on the cell phone. That would be a neat, unexpected twist. And if it turns out to be him…bring back his twin brother to get revenge… 😉 SOMEBODY needs to care about Sloane. Right? Right.

Layla Kalich
Layla Kalich

Being a big fan of Robb Derringer as Sloane I kind of want to believe that after Friday’s episode they are leaving it open for Sloane to return…No body and it has been cremated can leave it open for either Carlos or Sloane to return, or maybe both. I wish they would keep making things difficult for Anna. I mean they talk about Sonny never having to do time for his crimes. Why does Anna seem to get away with everything. I would love to see her go completely crazy and end up in Shady Brooke. But no of course Robin will come to town shortly and save the day. Maybe Robin and Patrick can ride off in the sunset together and that will be the end of Robin coming to town to save the day…One could hope.

Darnell
Darnell

Although her acting has been superb, let’s get Anna out of this weak mode and onto the exposing Paul and his boss. I think it would be awesome ifI it was Lily Rivera. What a powe full storyline this could be watching Lily, not only stick it to Sonny but put Ava in her place. Michael and Sabrina get married and finds out that the baby is Michael’s and that she is Sonny’s daughter. What an awkward moment considering Michael is adopted by Sonny. What a good time this could be with them living in the Quaretermaine mansion raising a Corinthos offspring. Get to it GH and make it happen.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

Photo: JPI

Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

Photo: JPI

What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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