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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Down, Franco Takes Himself On A "Trip" & "There's A Bomb On The Boat!"

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Tuesday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital was an absolute wild ride from scene to scene for viewers of the daytime drama series.

So, here we go in a kind of a laundry list of events that transpired:  A badly injured Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) was rescued from the basement, just seconds before bomb number one was set to explode in the lap of the skeleton Luke-like figure left by Fluke (Tony Geary), by his police partner, Nathan (Ryan Paevey)!

Jake (Billy Miller) is under interrogation from his wife, Sam (Kelly Monaco) at the PCPD! Neither of them has a clue yet of who they are to each other.  Jake continues to have memory flashes including recalling to Sam, he had a flash of the two of them in her bed making love.  He admits he stole the Phoenix figurine, and he admits and come to the moment that he has been under mind control from Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers).  Sam is stunned by the Intel!

Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) decides enough is enough and it’s payback day for Ava Jerome (Maura West) on during their showdown on the bridge, and he shoots her in the chest and she somehow topples over the bridge!  With her life hanging in the balance, and as she holds on for dear life to the scaffolding structure below, Sonny (Maurice Benard) is the one who has to make the decision to let her die or try to save her! Sonny says Connie would want him to help her, and so as he tries to pull her up to safety …  she plummets down to the waters below!

Franco (Roger Howarth) saves Nina (Michelle Stafford) from his nutty mother Heather (Robin Mattson) and her yielding the syringe laced with Diana Taylor-esque LSD!  He gets Heather away from both of them, and it is clear that Franco has feelings for Nina.   But with no where to go since he escaped prison, and to protect Nina from Heather, Franco does the unthinkable and injects himself in the neck with the syringe!

Tracy (Jane Elliot) stumbles upon Fluke chatting it up with Helena Cassadine on the docks!  Is Tracy on to what is going down with her “husband”?  Meanwhile, Lulu (Emme Rylan) left the Haunted Star to try to find Dante, meaning two of the people Fluke wanted to kill the most aren’t on the boat anymore that has the second bomb on it.

Sonny, who is making his way to the Haunted Star to save Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucas  (Ryan Carnes), and left Julian (William deVry) who wanted to recover his sister Ava, comes face to face with Fluke with his gun drawn.

Dante who is recovering at the GH emergency room is tended to by Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and he then utters: “There’s bomb …”  Meanwhile, Jake scream out to Sam: “There’s a bomb on the boat!”

Whew! Lots of action! What was your favorite moment of yesterday’s GH?  What did you think of the episode? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts below!

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every moment was must see tv, but heres to nick picking, where was monica ? why isn’t she at a party honoring her son?

Thats a good question…i thought Ned shouldve been there as well as Alice…Alice and AJ were close…

Right on, jimh! At first I thought perhaps the absence of Monica, Ned and Alice could be explained because these beloved characters were not being put into jeopardy what with the bomb threat, and all….quite frankly, I was expecting a big KABOOM!!! and some considerable casualties, not to mention at least a few well-chosen deaths. (Do I need to name names??? I think not….LOL.) Imagine my immense disappointment when no massive explosion broke up the party…..there was the perfect opportunity to clean the overcrowded GH house, and it was totally squandered. Talk about a huge letdown….

Ned was home with the flu. Go figure. haha-ha
Can’t wait to see what “excuse” they give for Monica.

great point! where was Monica? I don’t know how much soap actors make, but could it be more than $5,000 (or $1,000 a day for five days) to have her there? Did they really need to have Ivy or Sabrina sharing a scene? I know Frank Valenti is supposed to be great with the budget, but sometimes you cut a little to close to the bone and it affects the quality of the show. It starts to look skimpy or cheap or incomplete. Case in point.

@downtownla….As far as I’m concerned, there’s never a need for Sappy to be part of a scene…..which is why the show runners have to jump through hoops to invent them! I’m getting the same feeling with Ivy….talk about an underwhelming introduction! And yet Britt, of all characters, was the one to be sent away…..

Britt wasn’t sent away, Shay. The actress chose to pursue other genres…they could recast but I can’t see anyone else in the role…at least not yet.

@ aria – exactly! I thought the same thing, too. It’s makes no sense that Monica has yet to make an appearance at the waterfront project thing, for AJ and to be there with Michael. For some time now, I feel like the writers are anti-Monica. Monica is no longer chief of staff, and late last year we saw her sporadically date Judge Walters. I think we last saw her on the Christmas episode? WTH!

@Jeremy….I guess Monica was out with “Da Judge” again. Seeing that the other “Danny Granny,” Alexis, was hanging out at Chez Quartermaine with the ailing Ned and there was no mention of the tyke, it would seem he must have been at home with “Aunt Molly.” Of course, Ms. Davis was preoccupied with her weepy French chick flick and omnipresent thoughts of Julian….and speaking of Mr. Jerome, I love the way that wanton woman couldn’t high-tail it fast enough over to GH to see her erstwhile lover. (Oh, how I wish Fluke had used that puffed-up pillow to extinguish her obnoxious gob!)

They will say Monica was away at a medical convention or Monica caught Neds flu, and maybe she caught the flu from Ned after they secretly resumed their decades old affair…lol…just joking!!!

@ jimh – Now, if GH did have Monica and Ned re-kindle that old affair, I would excuse both for not being at the waterfront project. hahaha- they were getting it on, then they spread the flu.

I’m open to that! Can you imagine if they did that, and then Tracy finds out!!! oh my lord!!! I say, GH, do that!!!! We need some Quartermaine drama in… Monica’s house.

I didn’t get that it that the party was to honor AJ, but rather to celebrate the Elm Street renovations/revitalization, which the last idea, after everything else (i.e. the old Brownstone) was revamped, would be the clinic, which is just at an idea point right now. Which it’s really odd to be hiring staff when the old place hasn’t been torn down, and the new clinic hasn’t been designed nor built yet.

but hey, Michael will not have to pay for demo now! ha!

Monica would most likely be at a ribbon cutting and celebration for the opening or dedication of the clinic (if that ever happens now).

Agree that it was one WILD episode. SO many surprises that I never saw coming – Franco injecting himself w/LSD, Carlos actually shooting Ava (he’s a lousy shot BTW), Julian shooting Johnny (lousy shot, also, but he’s excused because he was injured & at a weird angle), Ava slipping out of Sonny’s grasp, Sonny-Julian BFF time, Tracy seeing Luke w/Helena, Sam getting the whole story out of Jake (YEAH!) & understanding more than he does, & Sonny finding Luke…MORE! I want MORE!

That’s what I said, Kansas, LOL. was he aiming to kill or maim?

This comment was not supposed to be a reply to Aria. Don’t know what happened here.

I think it’s budget cutting and not having the legacy characters show up much anymore. GH has no real iconic family with the way they’ve had the Quartermains resolve. I still think they need the gold old Buchanans, including Viki, from OLTL to move to Port Charles and become a prominent family in PC.

I mean with the way they’ve had the Quartermains dissolve, not resolve…

Yeah, I hate that they don’t use Monica (and other remaining Quartermaines) more regularly.

It is ridiculous and very noticeable when Monica and Ned aren’t at a party in honor of both Michael and AJ. Michael, at this point anyway, considers himself a Quartermaine, is opening a clinic in honor of AJ’s memory, with ELQ funds. There’s no way they wouldn’t have been there. I understand budget cuts and in the end it’s the profit that will either keep GH on the air or the lack thereof that will get it cancelled…but two key players for two days doesn’t make or break the budget. They’ve done this before at party scenes…chopped down the cast and filled the room with extras…totally interferes with the overall authenticity of the event and for me, enjoyment.

I had the same thought: Monica should be here. Usually they’re pretty good about details like that but they missed “the boat” on this one (pun intended!).

Maybe she was still babysitting Danny? Sam mentioned a while ago that he was having a sleepover at her house.

What Franco did was a stroke of genius. Injecting himself with LSD will parade all his demons before him. Yes, he will definitely go nuts. He will face “things” he will refuse to see. But, it is for the greater good, as he sees it. The point is, his actions will not only keep him in the same location as Nina, but it will save him prison time…..he will have drastic mental issues, yes?
I don’t know….that’s how I see it.

Your are spot on and what the viewers get is what I’m sure will be an amazing performance out of Roger.

Far-Out!, Timmm!…LOL.

Right you are, Timmm. As Roger was experiencing his acid trip, I thought I heard the faint tune of SPILL THE WINE by Eric Burdon & War, in the background. Was I hearing things?

Yep…sounds about right…Franco and Nina…maybe theyll marry at the mental hospital…it will be awesome…i can see them walking down the aisle and fellow mental patients throwing(instead of rice)…nuts at those cray-cray lovebirds!!!

With the Reverend Tommy Chong conducting the ceremony!

@Timmm…Even the half-baked Chong would be a vast improvement over the usual marital “mistress of ceremonies,” Floosy Coe!”

and Heather will get blamed for it and she will spend more time in the asylum…and then…she’ll be back again.

was it really LSD, or just water just to torture Nina? Where would an inmate get her hands on her ‘own secret’ concoction of lsd…

but if it’s really an LSD concoction, Roger Howarth can play crazy and be hysterical, so it will be entertaining to watch him no matter what!

Better question…how did Heather get her hands on the needle…Franco wouldnt have gotten in so easily…a worker wouldve came to Nina to tell her she has a visitor…no one seems to be around to check them…i was in one of those places so i shouldve know…lol…at the police station no one really would have such easy access to an alleged criminal Jake such as Sam or Patrick…civilians come and go too easily at the PC jail!!!

I’m sure it was LSD…Heather always manages the impossible. If it weren’t real, we wouldn’t see Franco having hallucinations. I’m sure they’ll test his blood to monitor the dose…who knows..maybe he and Olivia will start sharing visions…

Hi CeeCee 🙂
this is going to be sooo good..
ONLY Roger Howarth could do Franco and now perform a acid trip..
RH was perfect choice the perfect fit to portray Franco, none other could do it..

Now the question is; is there really LSD in the syringe or was Heather bluffing??

side note;; Heather always reminds me of Betty Davis in ”Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” she is soooo Jane..

Oh, I think it’s LSD….all the psychedelic colors. The viewer saw that phenomenon. Franco was trippin’, man!…LOL.
the question is: in what nether world does Heather have access to such a drug?…..any drug?
Bette Davis? Yeah, with a little bit of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN thrown in. I wonder why she and Helena never conspired together….would have made a great pair. Anna Marie Hahn and Belle Gunness….two of the most diabolical, murdering women ever !! Ugh.

Franco taking the LSD was a brilliant twist on Ron’s part. It’s also one of the most romantic things anyone has done on the show in a long time in terms of making a life-changing sacrifice for someone they care about. Franco and Nina are truly the couple to root for these days.

I have been rooting for Nina and Franco from the minute they met. The furtive looks, the blushing on Nina’s part, the easy banter and camaraderie between them, the Sparks, their body language…..everything bespoke of an undercurrent of passion and romance.

As far as I’m concerned, the words “brilliant” and “LSD” should never be used in the same breath….I was appalled by this grandstanding act by Franco, although I don’t doubt it will provide a plethora of new opportunities for RoHo to display his talent for off-the-wall, outre’ antics. Hence, while I can appreciate the creative possibilities this latest plotline provides, I have absolutely no use for the motivation behind the madness….I simply cannot fathom the overwhelming obsession to pair MS’s grating failure of a scenery-chewing character with Franco, let alone his selfless need to save her….we’ve seen this before with Carly, and she was not nearly as worthless and undeserving of this man’s devotion as the Cray Clay….what is the justification for this tiresome woman to continue to exist? First we had to deal with her torturous, ridiculous backstory and introduction to the GH canvas, then all of her revenge nonsense and revolting baby snatching scheme….it was an immense waste of time and other characters’ talents having to bolster this inane nutter and her heinous, histrionic behavior. Placing her in the same facility as the homicidal Heather was the perfect scenario for ridding Port Charles of her presence once and for all….why then have we been further subjected to this waste of space whack-a-doo, especially as part of an extremely contrived, so not epic love story set in a loony bin? A couple to “root for?” I think NOT!!!!!

It was a good entertaining episode as long as you overlook stupid moments like Dante wasting time phoning Lulu when he shouldve dialed 911 or the police station…It wouldve been better had Nathan rescued the corpse and left Dante behind to blowup in that house…Dante’s Inferno…kidding!!!…lol

OMG…jimh, that’s a really good one. I can’t stop laughing…save the corpse! That’s rich….Dante’s Inferno, indeed. Double, triple LOL. later.

@Shay. Hey, Shay. We’re just having a little fun with the LSD episode and Franco, that’s all. I thought he was so good and FUNNY, FUNNYYYY!
I’m up with the baby again. She’s developing really bad habits. LOL. later.

@CeeCee….I love RoHo’s Franco, too….I just wish he hadn’t gone to such self-destructive lengths to be next to his latest, ahem…”beloved.” ‘Twould have been far better for his maniacal mama to inject him with her “magic potion,” particularly since she is already shouldering the blame for doing just that. While I have no doubt we shall be treated to a Howarth performance of epic proportions, I am still dismayed at the repeatedly casual use of this terrifying hallucinogen on GH…with it comes a lifelong sentence of insidious side effects, so I cannot take amusement in its incorporation into storylines. Having said that, I’m sorry your little angel is being so contrary….she sounds like a “night person!” LOL….By the way, what is the name you have bestowed upon this little princess???? I hope you don’t mind my asking….we already know that her big brother is the adorable Nico…..

@Shay.
Hi there,
While I very much agree with you emphatically disliking the repeated introduction of LSD by TPTB, you must admit that it is so ridiculous; we can’t help but be amused. It’s farcical….we all know that. The question is whether Franco is faking it or not? It is a serious matter…people would jump off buildings in the 60’s/70’s….I’ve been told many a story.
I think Franco may be faking it and Nina is buying it. She will catch on though; my girl is pretty sharp, when normal. LOL. I wish it were as easy for him to get a pardon from that imbecile of a governor (bonehead) as it was for Sonny, the slick.

You may definitely ask, Shay……Our Little girl’s name is Rosalba; which in Italian translates to ‘pink dawn’. We combined my mother’s name…Rose; and my mother-in-law’s….Alba.

“Rosalba”……what a unique, thoughtful name for your daughter…and a wonderful, enduring tribute to her undoubtedly proud grandmothers! It sounds so beautiful and regal when voiced… conjuring images of a principessa or contessa! I’m sure she’s as lovely as a “pink dawn!” How very befitting for a precious little girl!!! It’s obvious that she is a most treasured child…along with her big brother! I share that attitude…life is to be respected and well-guarded….maybe that’s why I’m so vehement in my anti-drug stance. I realize this is just a soap–and one certainly prone to farce, at that—but Heather’s fixation with LSD has gone on for decades….in the beginning, at least her fascination only resulted in self-harm, hence, there was a moral dimension to that storyline. (Ms. Webber hasn’t been right in the head since then…LOL.) It is the repeated reliance on this old chestnut of a brain scrambler that turns me off…..I cringed when Olivia was victimized by the same substance, and even though her “visions” made for good drama, I remained appalled. Now that she may be (hint, hint….) “with child” herself, I certainly hope there will not be any dangerous ramifications for her unborn baby. As for Franco, he is more than enough of a goofball without additional chemical enhancement….while I would like to think that his latest stunt was just that—a mere sleight of hand—it would seem that he’d have been closely monitored for levels of this poison in his system, therefore, such a wish may prove fruitless. Then again, this is “soapland,” as you so succinctly put it in another post. Only time will tell the true tale of this tortured, yet talented, man-child’s mind bending journey.

@Shay.
Yes, the LSD thing is a farce, albeit drug use , of any kind, very serious matter. It sort of gives me pause that a mental patient is able to get her hands on anything, even cigarettes.
This may come as a surprise, but I never got into that stuff. It was just embedded in my head by my parents. Besides the fact, that I never had the urge or followed the crowd.
TPTB should be cautious since tweens do watch soaps. I know I did. So, some of the fare in Soapland could be tamed somewhat.
Then again, I do derive amusement from Heather. However, I’m an adult, and as such, I can weed out the bad from the good.
Thank you, Shay. My husband and I really thought long and hard to come up with a name for our baby that would make both grandmothers happy. Later.

@CeeCee….I also derive immense amusement from Heather….I always have, as Robin Mattson has long been one of GH’s greatest villainesses. I just wish “she” (meaning the writers….) had been a bit more inventive in her crazy schemes these last few times around. However, no matter what sort of material “Ms. Webber” is handed, RM delivers it with much relish and aplomb….I eagerly await each and every one of her returns. As for your upbringing, it sounds very much like my own. I also was most fortunate to have parents who not only provided wonderful guidance through what they instructed, but by their own fine examples, as well. I never had the slightest interest in taking part in any sort of self-destructive behavior, and simply cannot abide or fathom those who do. It certainly never impeded my sense of fun or enjoyment….and at least I can remember all of it, as if it were yesterday! Hence, while I can have as good a sense of humor as the next person when it comes to some bad behaviors portrayed onscreen, I do think the LSD hook has been pushed far too many times on GH. Perhaps another less deleterious substance can be employed in Heather’s hijinks of the future, especially, as you say, there are impressionable youth who tune into this show. (And I should know….my soap viewing also began in my tweener years.) Oh, and you are most welcome regarding my thoughts on your creative choice of name for your little girl…..it’s quite beautiful and timeless….I’m sure she will wear it well throughout a long and wonderful life.

Entertaining episode is right. Another stupid moment that needed to be overlooked was Sam interrogating Jake/Jason for the whole show in a police room she’s not authorized to be in with cops being seen in the window over her shoulder seeing she’s in there and not doing a damn thing about it.

I just replied to someone else the same thing about Sam and Jake…Patrick couldnt just run in there and attack a crime suspect…he shouldve been arrested too!!!

LOL, Mike.

oh god! get over yourself… miss magnate herself Sam thresholding and preening all her goodies

even if I was brainwashed…. I’d know from the getgo… Sam isn’t worth the trouble…

where did all her chutzpa come from? it’s kind of difficult and lame to watch KM taking over… ??? galling… ACT first

The way PCPD is so oblivious, you could throw a wedding reception in one of their spare rooms and they’d be the last to know. 🙂

you know Jim, if I got whacked over the head a time or two with a crow bar, woke up to find fried in-law, managed to crawl up 85% of the stairs, I might just be tempted to go back down all the way and call up for pizza or Elli’s ribs, or BBQ from the Floating Rib, or something…. bwahahahaha

That corpse looked like BBQ…lol

fall off the bone good eats LOL

But the corpse had good, straight, dazzling-white teeth!

Agreed, Beav, Dante needs a lesson in dialing 911 and letting the police station know where he’s going. He should have had Fluke lead the way downstairs instead of having him handcuff himself to a stair railing.

My favorite moment yesterday was Sam telling Jake/Jason that she wants to help him. And him remembering the bomb. Interesting that despite what he did to her, that she wants to help him. That says she feels a connection of some sort to him at some level.

Actually, Sam shouldnt have been in there with an alleged crime suspect accussed of kidnapping someone and shooting a cop especially since Sam was the victim and not a cop or Jakes lawyer nor would Patrick been able to run in there and attack Jake without some type of charges filed against him…i know its just a soap but sometimes a little reality is needed!!!

Well as Sam said Lucky had been mind controlled by Helena as well so it made sense that she wanted to help him. If he was a cold-blooded killer he wouldn’t be admitting to the things he did nor informing her about the bomb. But yes, I think she may have some subconscious feelings or sense of familiarity…

Right, jimh? What civilian walks into a police station, supposedly with more than a handful of cops; makes a beeline into an interrogation room and launches himself at a suspect who is being given the third degree by another civilian who has no legal right doing what she is doing? Children playing cops and robbers, that’s who!…LOL.
Personally, I thought Kelly put in a semblance of emotion into her acting, something I have witnessed for the first time as I find Sam morosely reciting her lines all of the time. But, she seemed to really scrutinize Jake and pay attention to what was on his scrambled mind. The expressions crossing her pretty face were real. I felt her. She was believable….I was impressed.

OMG, yesterday’s GH [2-3-2015] was one hell of a ride that I cannot remember so much going on in one episode since the 80’s! I know its sweeps month but the first week of February isnt even over yet! I loved the scenes with the “Hateful Four!” I cannot believe people actually got shot! It ended perfectly! Ava WILL resurface. I had to laugh again when Helena is supposed to be on “Americas Most Wanted” list and she is in this snow white coat and hat. [No one will ever see her!] She looked fabulous and I must say her and Luke looked really good together!

They did look great together. Snowy white dark creatures…She’s always had a thing for Luke. I’m sticking to one of my two theories…in both scenarios he really is Luke. She fried his mind while he was in miscavage and controls him…which is perfect for her. They always played a deadly cat and mouse game while flirting with each other and danger. This way she owns him and can cozy up to him at will. Second theory…Luke was shot all those years ago and Bill Eckert lived his life all those years…Luke was in witness protection…somehow got twisted around during that period…and came back to avenge the life that was stolen from him…and yes, that would be messing with history but…

I like theory #1 where he is brainwashed. He will leave town and comeback after a while and maybe Laura snaps him out of his “Rocking Chair?” I dont know though Anthony wanted to go out in a blaze of glory so we’ll see.

Yeah, only Laura can snap him out. Go out in a blaze of glory? TG, your ego is showing!

Very symbolic, WHITE…..Hmmmm. I suppose “evil” just blatantly slapped “good” in the face by Helena choosing to wear white.

Scarface wore white!

“…one hell of a ride…” Indeed, Timmm. Just ask Franco.

Yeah, they should have done a cross country trip out of the country. The dialogue would have been great with these massive talents!

A great episode…wanted to FF to today’s episode…it’s going to be a long Feb. I am in for the ride…love GH

I’ve really been frustrated with the writing for Ava as of late. It’s like Ron has decided her made her too bad, and has dialed her back the other way – too far IMO. Maura is so extremely talented, he needs to trust her to reveal her humanity and layers in the beautifully subtle way she does. This whole damsel in distress routine is not her. And I abhor her having to beg Sonny of all people to rescue her. Ava can save herself if Ron writes her true to character. The misogynism is entirely too much.

Interesting point. There’s a lot to be said for the deadly Ava who can hold her own. Around the time she moved in with Sonny I think we started seeing more of this desperate side. I chalk it up mostly to the pregnancy and birth plus having a bounty on her head. I think when Ava resurfaces she will have pulled herself together and once again present herself as a force to be reckoned with.

That’s all I ask. Ava is my favorite character, and to see her written as some helpless female just really ruins my enjoyment. I will always love Ava no matter how she’s written, because of Maura. And like you said, it’s been this way for a while now, it’s not just this latest example of her hanging off the bridge. I didn’t mind it so much when she was pregnant, but now that she isn’t, I need her to go back to swilling booze and kicking ass.

Ava has never been a “real” character to me–way, way, way over the top.

No one could have saved themselves from a gunshot and hanging over a ledge…perhaps Superman, Spider-Man, Cat Woman. As over the top as GH is…we haven’t entered superhero mode yet…

i’m more disappointed : that after all that shootout at the OK corral…. that it’s Carlos that will take the fall….

I’m hoping he jumped in the river and saved Ava

redeem Carlos, please… OK he overextended his drama in shooting Ava… but.. he’s a keeper , if the mob isn’t going any where… why should he?

To clarify what I mentioned, Melissa. I have no doubt Ava will resurface…but begging for her life…for help…while shot and hanging off a cliff makes sense to me regardless of how tough she is when not in catastrophe mode.

Hi, Melissa.
I think we are seeing Ava as a helpless female for the sake of Avery. Her present behavior is so contradictory to her normal tough countenance because she has no choice. She wants to live for her baby, and a mother will beg, steal and go to drastic measures for her child.
I love Maura as well, and I doubt she has just vanished into the deep. To be sure, Ava will emerge sporting a tougher skin, and deliberate determination. So, no worries.

What an awesome episode from start to finish! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, especially with the prison break squad being held at gunpoint by Johnny and Carlos. I was really nervous to see who was going to bite the bullet, and I thought for sure, somehow, it would be Carlos (just because he’s the least important of the characters and it would usher Sabrina off canvas). But it was Ava! And then she fell into the water! I was stunned, and I really hope she comes back soon because Maura West is fabulous, and Ava can’t stay dead for long.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Sonny is actually starting to redeem himself. I thought for sure he’d leave Ava to die, or kill her himself, but he actually tried to help her! And then, he got to the docks in time to hold Fluke at gunpoint! This is definitely Fluke’s final stand IMO, I think the reveal is coming soon!

And I think the answer will be, Fluke is Luke under mind control. What better way for Helena to hurt Luke and his family by having Luke do terrible things to them, all while under her control? Its the ultimate take-down-Spencer once and for all plan for Helena.

The Franco/Nina/Heather scenes were great, and Franco injecting himself with LSD was pure genius. But man, I just want Heather gone! For good! I love Robin Mattson, and she must have such a great time playing the character, but enough is enough with Heather! I was hoping Franco would put a bullet in her.

The Jason/Sam scenes were so intense, I loved it. Sam trying to help Jake instead of punish him and be angry with him was amazing and Billy Miller was absolutely riveting as Jason was getting pieces of his memory back, one at a time. I can’t wait for Jason to regain his full memory. I’m glad he was able to remember the bomb and tell Sam about Helena’s mind control, And I’m excited that this story isn’t going to drag on for months and months. Plus, Billy Miller is outstanding, probably GH’s best recent hire.

But now, what happens next?! We all know Ava will be back, but meanwhile, Johnny and Julian are both wearing bullets, and Johnny’s looked serious! Also, I can’t see Johnny keeping Carlos around for long after knowing he didn’t 100% kill Ava. As far as the Haunted Star goes, I think Sonny will be the one to save the day, as much as I don’t want it to be him. But then, I guess that’s how the writers are going to get him out of his crimes.

The only problem with the episode, I felt like we got a bit cheated with the explosion, I would have loved to actually see it happen. And doesn’t make sense that Dante was the only one who got the brunt of it, Nathan was right beside him! Also, it would have been nice for people to find the corpse in the basement, and to run dental scans or something to ID it so we know who it belonged to. My guess is Bill Eckert because his grave is empty. And since Fluke said “I’m not Faison, I’m not Larry Ashton, I’m not Bill Eckert, I’m Luke Spencer” to Tracy, I feel like he is actually telling the truth. So in that sense, the reveal has already happened LOL.

Overall, it was a great episode and I’m excited to see the rest of the week!

I agree with everything you said especially about the explosion, it was one of the best eppy tht they shown in a while , so many things happened. The only thing I did not like was the new commissioner, maybe he will grow on me, but the first I really was not impressed, and if they are going to put him with Anna hmmm not going to happened. Btw I might be getting the 2 eppisodes mix up, but when they found the bomb on the floating star, and Michael meets up with Sonny and Sonny took the bomb out of Michael hands, and Michael called him dad, luv it

Excellent synopsis, Jimmy! Agree with everything you said…I’ve maintained it’s been the real Luke all along. One of my theories is exact to yours, another is really out there and a stretch. What I find annoying is that everyone is saying Sonny saved everyone. It was Michael who reached for the bomb and saved everyone…Sonny took it to save Michael. I’d hate if Sonny was redeemed in Michael’s eyes…It doesn’t make up for all the years Sonny tortured AJ and ultimately took his life. I want Michael to remember that and remain a Quartermaine..honoring the father that was taken from him twice by the same man. Do I think Michael still loves Sonny? Absolutely. And whatever injuries he sustains Michael will now carry guilt over that, too. No matter…I’d like him to stay a Q and loyal to AJ….

I agree with Rebecca, Jimmy. Well done.
However, did everyone ingest a stupid pill? There was so much stupidity running rampant that they ought to change the name of The Haunted Star to The Ship of Fools.

Of course, Jimmy. I had stated in one or two posts that the only way for Sonny to ‘escape’ spending his life in jail would be for him to be the hero. That is so unfortunate ….he does not deserve it. Alas, ias you say, in order for the character to remain in PC, he must be written as such.

The pity-for-Sonny writing may work for some, but it does not for me. I repeat…a mobster is a mobster is a mobster. This character cannot be redeemed…it would completely change the landscape of GH as we know it.

As far as Sloane is concerned, I am still on the fence about him. Is it possible for him to be working with Nikolas? Is he trying to thwart Fluke’s/Helena’s plans. Perhaps the reason the satanic pair are still sitting in a jail cell.
Helena has shown a modicum of emotion when she thought her grandson’s and great-grandson’s lives were on the line. But, Fluke?….heart of stone, impassive….classic case of a sociopath, lacking any moral obligation.

Correction….the satanic pair IS sitting in a jail cell….not ARE. The subject PAIR is singular….collective noun…. Sorry for the error.
Also, I would like to understand how Sloane could have possibly been Anna’s student in the WSB, she would have been too young, yes? ….. Did I misunderstand?

Interesting to see Michael taking a drink… I wondered if they were setting up that he’s going to be an alcoholic like his dad, after all, isn’t it hereditary? And that would really show that he takes after his father and maybe give motivation as to why Carly has tried to keep him away from AJ all these years, this fear that Michael would be just like AJ… could be a lot of great drama for them all to play.

Ya….because Michael being a misunderstood hard working man would be SO much worse than him being a brutal, unrepentant, murdering mobster. Wow!

He takes a drink and you have him an alcoholic? Michael’s been raped, shot at, put in a coma, killed two people, lost AJ and found out his “other” father killed him. If none of those events drove him to drink I think he’s pretty much not going that route…

Thanks, rebecca1! I’ll take that as the ultimate compliment, even if I am half the age of the estimable Lady Grantham! LOL. By the way, I have not been ignoring you….the last four or five responses I’ve forwarded to you have failed to make it to post. Sigh….

I surmised awhile ago when Michael was hitting the bottle and cavorting with that floozy, Grossalie, that he was being led down the same disastrous path as his bio-dad, AJ…I certainly hope such will not be not the case, as it would be regrettable to see this fine young man damned to repeat the sins of his father, particularly if he is likewise shouldered with an illegitimate child to a cheap tramp in the form of Grossie…just as AJ was with Carly. Please do not force Michael to relive the mistakes of the past….let him charter his own course in a manner that is befitting of a Quartermaine heir and will do his real family proud.

Lol, Shay…sometimes I picture the Dowager Countess when I read you!

MAY FAVORITE MOMENT OF GH’S IS WHEN JAKE AND SAM STARTED MAKING ALOT OF SENSE THAT JAKE WAS SAYING THE TRUTH, AND HOPEFULLY SAM WILL START TO TRUST HIM AND THEN MAYBE SHE’LL CATCH ON BEFORE JAKE KNOWS WHO HE REALLY IS. AS FOR THE EPISODE I THOUGHT HE WAS REALLY FANTASTIC AND SUCH A HEARTACHE FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. I DID ALOT OF CRYING WATCHING THIS WONDERFUL EPISODE.HOPING NEXT THAT LUKE BECOMES LUKE AGAIN, AND HE AND TRACEY GET ALONG FINE AFTER ALL COMES OUT. I WANT EVERY ONE BECOME A HAPPY FOR A WHILE, AND THAT WHEN THE PAST CHARACTERS COME BACK FOR A WHILE ALSO, BUT, NOT FOR EVER. I LOVE OUR ACTORS AND ACTRESSES AS IS, KNOWING THAT IT WON’T HAPPEN, BUT WITH THE GREAT WRITERS FOR GH, I’M SURE THEIR NEW STORYLINES WILL ALWAYS BE SURPRISES. I HATE TO SEE SOME OF THE CASTS TO LEAVE, BUT, I HOPE THAT WHOMEVER FOLLOWS THEM ON GH DON’T BECOME BORING. I LOVE A LOT OF ACTION. THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS YOU GAVE US TO AGREE OR NOT TO AGREE, WAS EXCITING TO ME. AND AGAIN I SAY MICHAEL, SO FAR IT’S BEEN A GREAT JOURNEY FOR ALL OF US FANS. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH FEB. AS ALWAYS, MARY DITANNA PENDRAK.

There were some flaws but it still turned out to be one explosive episode!!!

Sam and Patrick? A joke as a couple, in my opinion. No chemistry. And I have yet to see chemistry between “Jake” and Sam.

While I can hardly wait to get home and watch it on DVR, I can’t help wondering how the writers are going to get LUKE/ FLUKE out of this….it’s like they wrote him into a corner that he can never work out of.

If this is indeed the so called Swan Song as the actor has decided to leave the show, we may never know the real truth…. look how long this Robin story has dragged on…

Is our flawed, troubled, but beloved Luke really dead…is Fluke a manifestation … whatever the answers are, I hope we get closure to the storyline no matter what the outcome.

On another note, it was great to see Johnny back, I hope AVA is not dead, as I hear she has asked to be released from her contract, and so disappointed Roger Howarth is not on contract and may be leaving as well.

I was still holding out that ABC would get the rights back to Starr, John, and Todd after this Prospect Park mess. In fact when Kristen left I had it in the back of my mind that maybe that was the end game…. they had until March.

Has anyone heard anything?

Wow. I hadn’t heard Maura wanted out of her contract…or anything about Roger other than he has a recurring role in The Flash. Loving Franco and Nina so I hope he’s staying put…

I thought it was a terrific show (best in a while). I particularly liked the scenes with Jake and Sam and his memories coming back. Can’t wait until the entire reveal.

WOW! Edge of your seat stuff. Being in Australia we don’t get GH on tv. I watched the November sweeps stuff on YouTube (since Days was pretty slow around then!) and have kind of followed what’s going on from this site, and have started watching again since last Thursday’s episode. Now I fear I’ll be hooked on GH as well and will have to find MORE time in my day to squeeze in episodes!!

The writing performances this week have been nothing short of stellar and all involved should be particularly proud of how this is all progressing.

I love how connected we all are thru the internet! Amazing that the goings on in Port Charles can reach fans in Australia. But then again some of our favorite GH folks are from down under!

Today’s episode (02/04) was totally CARTOONI. ….and I’m a FAN!

And I’m not. Don’t want to see a cartoon made out of my soap drama I’ve been watching for characterization for almost 40 years. A Raspberrry Award to it and to TPTB–and, sadly, to TG.

Isn’t it amazing how when Michael finds the bomb, all he can say is, “There it iiiiis” and then stare at it as it’s ticking away? LOL…where’s the panic in his voice? Where’s the yelling…”everybody out!!!! There’s a bomb on the boat!!!”… So bizarre. It’s just not how people behave when facing probable death in the face.

And 20 seconds takes SO long in GH time!!

Plus, there were only twelve people on the boat. The timer said “2 minutes.” They could have all gotten off that boat.

agreed. they blew it on the panic, and good aiming on the gun fight, and no panic or rushing on the bombs, which did you notice the timers were rushing forward much faster than the characters. Where was the screaming and panic and fleeing and chaos, and such?

And Dante was nearly at the top of the stairs, but decided to go back down… why? crawl out of the house! Go!

they should have done some slow mo and slow the timers way down and show the characters rushing (on slo mo). I swear the timers hit zero before the characters got up the stairs, and before Michael gave the bomb to Sonny, before Sonny hit the water – and he must have flown off the side of the boat, cuz it didn’t rock the boat.

oh well, I can dream. To have the soaps on the same level as other ABC night shows.

Lol. Christy. Incredibly enough, how does a fifty-year-old plus do such acrobatic acts as to jump into the water and re-surface unscathed? By the by, how did he get back on that makeshift, rickety bridge? I must have missed that. Everything was so convoluted….I am so disappointed. I don’t know what I expected, but, I did expect a semblance of order and of some of the puzzle coming together. I am still ‘puzzled’…..LOL.

Ps….Christy: Sonny did all that somersaulting with a ticking bomb in his hands…a few seconds to spare. WOW! I am speechless, Sonny. More power to you….NOT!

I knew, I knew it, I said it !
RC was going to give us some shockers!
He is a master at delivering shockers!

shocked- when Ava was shot and fell to her assumed death..
shocked- when Franco stuck a LSD needle into his neck to be with his love Nina
(( the Franko and Nina ”love” story is very unusual and exciting intriguing/total out of the box for a soap couple love story)
shocked- Sonny tried to save Ava
shocked- Julian was shot
shocked- Jake recalling some pieces of his life
shocked- when Fluke said he was Luke
shocked- to see Luke and Helena being ‘frisky’.

This story and the phenomenal acting has been a joy and a treat to watch… BRAVO!

I believe the biggest shocker of all is yet to come — Luke is not Luke but……..??

So many shocks and reveals in one episode – loved it!

But wait, on one hand you claim that you knew it all along and then on the other hand you claim to be shocked.

Maybe it’s sort of like the Luke/Fluke paradox….

Loved today! Reminds me of the Old GH that I used to love. I guess maybe sonny and the bomb is how Maurice is leaving GH for awhile? Love how Micheal gave his Dad credit for saving everyone on the boat

As we all know, Maurice Bernard did resign his contract with the show last fall, so he’ll be around for awhile.

I knew he’d resigned but I thought i’d read awhile back that he was taking some time off. Kinda like Anthony does. Guess I read wrong?

I know, Michael called him “Dad.” I think Maurice will take some time off to promote his movie and be back in April. [Just a guess]

I hate that he called him dad but I understand in the face of death anger fades. I wanted Michael to remain a Q…hope Sonny’s proof if love doesn’t doesn’t change that.

Holy wow! This week has been jampacked with action. I’m glad the Haunted Star didn’t blow up.

Still think Sam & Patrick are a good pair.

Shocked Elizabeth didn’t try to go to police station to see what’s up with Jake.

Still no clue who or what Luke is, but I hope someone puts all of us out of our misery really soon.

Why didn’t they voice now playing the role of the Commissioner? And I don’t really like this guy. Seems like a classic villain to me.

Think Ava & Sonny will wash up in the same place?

And if Sabrina doesn’t buy a clue and see how bad Carlos is tomorrow…

That’s because Agent Sloane is a villain and that’s how Grayson McCouch is playing him. After all, Commissioner Sloane is doing someone’s bidding. It’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out. This Sloane character will not be around for long though. I think that this is a short term role.

I hope it’s short-term. And he’s now too old to be someone Anna trained.

Does anyone else wonder if Sloane may be a Cassadine? Perhaps even the famous Valentin? (One of these days he’s bound to show up in Port Charles….) The way GM is portraying him is beyond weird and creepy….he seems so much more invested in his job than the previous incarnation who looked like an absolute choir boy next to this guy.

For sure, Michael. All these baddie extras are Fluke’s/Helena’s minions. They act on command. I am just as confused now as I was when this COMEDY OF ERRORS started.
Let’s just say everyone will get away with murder and things will get back to GH normal, whatever that is.

Yeah they usually announce the new name of the actor playing the character. He just started yelling at Julian. Weird. Lucy, I think your onto something with Sonny and Ava. I think off camera he will rescue her and then they will reappear sometime down the road on Sony island and make their way back to PC.

Well I was wrong about that. But I have another theory–does anyone think Fluke might be Nathan’s father? For some reason when he burst into the room today, I thought that. Helena doesn’t seem to be controlling him–i think she thought he WOULD shoot Nik.

So whoever he is (will he be under arrest–supervised by the new evil Commish?) maybe he’s Nathan’s dad as well…Or he’s a creation Helena cooked up in the lab.

His hair also needs a cut and shampoo, Lucy. I liked the other guy better, albeit his disreputable actions. This guy is obviously no better.
I really despise Fluke…..which means; Geary is really giving this role his most…….and, Helena? Wow…what an actress.

I liked the other guy better too CeeCee. He was cuter and seemed to not be as purely evil

@Lucy.
You know what, Lucy? Fluke as Nathan’s father makes a lot of sense. Liesl’s words, “Nathan’s father is someone much worse” keep swirling in my head whenever the subject comes up. I wonder if we will ever find out.

So……an asylum for the criminally insane lets someone in, and doesnt check on them? And lets patients wander from room to room? And maximum security prisons have only three easily overpowered guards on staff? And civilians get to interrogate suspected criminals? There are naturally loopholes in any writing, but a blatant disregard for any semblance of reality is lazy and stupid writing. There is clearly a reason why Ron C flunked out as a lawyer. And the funny thing is I enjoyed most of his OLTL tenure. But someone was clearly reigning him in on that show. He has gone buckwild on GH…I think HE was injected with some form of Heather’s recipe.

Its a lot to dismiss but it is a soap and its main purpose is to entertain. I think by reading interviews by cast members that their work day is fast and furious and they dont seem to have the time to develop and cross the T’s and dot the I’s like they used to.

Maybe so, Timmm. But, in the long-run, they end up looking like fools. Other than the fact that some of the acting has been extraordinarily magnificent, I’d like to see some realism, once or twice.

Aden,
never ever over think a soap..
It is a make believe story.. nothing to do with reality, so never over think and ruin the ride.. just enjoy the story and the thrills and spills..

With all due respect, I wish people would stop telling viewers like me, who expect quality entertainment, to just shut up and enjoy it, and take whatever crap is thrown at us. As lifelong soap viewer, I know soaps can do better, and have done much better. I have no fault with the actors. They do their best to act out the drivel that is written for them. My fault lies with self-indulgent writers who have should have retired or been fired LONG ago, but continue to be gainfully employed, and not only that, but keep finding new employment on soaps. Right now, the best writing can be found on Young and the Restless. It is.compelling, character driven, often sophisticated, and respectful of history. That could all change when Pratt arrives, but I am always up for a good.disaster story on a soap to shake things up. And I like when Y and R does them, because they are unexpected and well produced. Second, in terms of quality writing, would be DAYS. I love that this formerly over the top show is now one of the most grounded in reality, but can still pull off some campy old school 80’s type madness. A few bones to pick, like too many newbies, characters talking to themselves too much, and too much Nicole bashing, but I am pleased on the whole. Third would be Bold and Beautiful. Although one thing I dont get…why oh why does every show that Jacob Young acts on tuen his character into a.dark, angry, charmless, bitter hateful man who loses all viability as a romantic.leading man? Jacob is a charming, talented Emmy winner, and yet he gets saddled with these one-note dour characters. I dont get it. This show is, and always has been, roo incestuous for me, and have never gotten its appeal, which is saying a lot that I have listed it third. Last, and certainly least, is GH. Nothing about this show right now could rightfully be called entertainment. The writing is absurd, and asinine, and illogical, it is disrespectful to fans, it is grotesque, and violent, and misogynistic. It is dark, depraved, predictable, and jeuvenile. So, to you all who keep feeling the need to, as deeply disturbed country fans did to the Dixie Chicks, tell me to just “shit up and sing”, I will not shut up and I will “sing” however I want. Your passionate defense of GH is certainly loyal, and I dont come on here telling you to hate it. I come on here to express MY opinions, and you arent going to change them, so trying is futile. I do NOT have ro just accept a crappy GH. I am entitled to watch it if I want, and then post how I feel about it. Nothong will change if no one posts how they feel. I know Cartini doesnt listen to fans at all, but I do know that these posts get read. Ron is all over the net and social media, and thats why he gets hostile and defensive when people criticizehim, and thats why he does the exact opposite. I have three words…Where’s Claire Labine???

Good for you, Aden. I concur. Great post. Later.

Right on Aden. I gave up and shut the show off. I didn’t have to watch the downfall that came this month. TPTB don’t care what they write, if the destroy the characters so why should I ? done and done that’s me. If viewers like this more power to them. I don’t recognize this show anymore.

For the love of God,,, please get this Fluke s/l over! !! Its so all over the place that I’ve completely lost interest!! Granted,, the acting by AG has been great,, the s/l needs to be done,, , I’d hate to think that AG would want his Luke to be remembered this way,, ,
Just don’t have Ava be dead,,,, one amazing actress!!!

ummm seems to me the story is moments from the end, no need to ”please get it over”.. lol

Tony loves loves loves this story.. it is what kept him on with GH, this story and the two characters to portray, he lives for this!
Tony will leave a great legacy behind and he wanted this story, badly..

the Luke/Fluke story is true Anthony Geary !
The story was made just for him, with love!

Love??? You have a strange definition of love there buddy.

It may well be done with love,, I totally get that, ,, but,, , come on,, this is really becoming just too much,,

I so agree–enough already of this seemingly endless convoluted s/l. And I’ll say again: I thought TG was not interested in playing a totally black, evil person–so not liking it–and TG just looks unpleasant as he plays his role(s). Pains me to say so, but it’s true. Where is that hook (to pull him offstage)?

wednesday ep : tears are rolling… “DAMn” cracked

Roger Howarth and Michelle Stafford : “promise me”

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Franco and Nina

One thing that would have made it better would have been to have Anna involved!

Lol. Shay. We can’t help with whom we fall in love. So, I surrender. See my white flag waving? There’s no possible way I will ever win this argument. I love Michelle, while you deplore her. You will kill me with words, if I defend her….how would I conjure up the appropriate vocabulary? I wouldn’t stand a chance. LOL. I promise I am not being flippant. I have too much respect for you.
I only wish I had your descriptive writing talent. You can make the word ‘ugly’ sound beautiful. Later.

Oh, CeeCee…NO white flag is required! You are so right when you state that we cannot help with whom we fall in love, and conversely, we also have little control over those whom we viscerally abhor. Such is the situation for me with MS and her Nina….that certainly doesn’t mean that I expect everyone to comport to my way of thinking about her when I merely state my personal case against her. I admire your tenacious devotion to this women, in flesh and fictional form….you are a true fan. There is nothing for you to defend to me or anyone else…..to stick with an actress for whom you hold great admiration and regard—through thick and thin– is commendable….and always well-done: your impassioned pleas on her behalf are beautifully and skillfully phrased. I’m simply a lost cause on this subject! Besides which, if we always agreed, what fun would visiting this website be? Some of my favorite posters are those with whom I rarely find common ground….not that you fit that description, my friend. I dare say we are much more simpatica than most….as for the differences, well, they just make life, and these conversations, more interesting. But for the umpteenth time, thank you for your most gracious and generous comments! The respect is mutual!

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‘Santa Barbara’ Legends and Daytime Emmy Gold Circle Honorees, A Martinez and Jerome Dobson, to Chat Live on Michael Fairman Channel

Two of the men responsible for the success of the beloved soap opera, Santa Barbara, A Martinez (ex-Cruz Castillo) and Jerome Dobson (Co-creator and co-head writer) visit You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel for a live conversation on Friday night, June 21st beginning at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.

Recently, A and Jerry were honored at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards as they were selected to be Gold Circle inductees in which they received a medal as admired individuals who have made enduring contributions to daytime television and have performed distinguished service within the television industry, setting standards for achievement, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades for 50 years.

Currently, A can be seen The Bay as Nardo Ramos, a role in which he received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work this year. Martinez is also remembered for his roles on General Hospital as Roy DeLuca, One Life to Live as Ray Montez and Days of our Lives as Eduardo Hernandez; among other TV and motion picture roles. However, A’s most memorable role in soaps, and the one that won him a Daytime Emmy, was that of Cruz on Santa Barbara, for which he took home the gold for his work in 1990.

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Jerry Dobson created Santa Barbara with his wife, the late Bridget Dobson, and the couple became soap-famous for not only their work on SB (1984-1986, 1991-1992), but their time head-writing for General Hospital (1973-1975), Guiding Light (1975-1980) and As the World Turns (1980-1983).

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Santa Barbara aired on NBC for 9 years from July 30, 1984, to January 15, 1993 and featured some of the all-time greats in soap opera as part of the cast including :Marcy Walker, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jed Allan, Dame Judith Anderson, Judith McConnell, Justin Deas, Robin Mattson, Lane Davies, Eileen Davidson, Robin Wright, Jack Wagner, Sydney Penny, Kim Zimmer, Roscoe Born, Nicolas Coster and more.

Watch below, when A Martinez was named Outstanding Lead Actor at the 17th annual Daytime Emmys.

If you can’t be with us live for A and Jerry’s livestream chat, but have a question you would like posed to one or both of them, please leave it in the comment section below.

 

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John J. York Returns as General Hospital’s Mac Scorpio and Shares, “Expect The You-Know-What to Hit the Fan”

General Hospital fans were overjoyed when John J. York (Mac Scorpio) revealed he was back on set and taping all-new episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

The beloved GH star was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and multiple smoldering myeloma, two blood and bone marrow disorders, back in 2022.  Later, he underwent treatment for the cancer in September of 2023, which took him off the show while he went through a blood stem cell transplant and the recovery.

Now, those who have waited for Mac to finally get to the truth – that Cody Bell (Josh Kelly) is his biological son – may finally get their wish!  Speaking with TV Insider on his imminent return (he is back on-screen this coming Wednesday, June 19th), York shared on what’s about to go down, “Expect the you-know-what to hit the fan and let the dust come down and settle where it will, so get ready.”

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York also prepped viewers that he will look a little different when he first seen back in Port Charles, due to his cancer treatments, “My hair grew back nice. I was not sure how my hair would look because I was bald. Now it’s short, like a military cut.”

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Speaking on his own health and life, John shared, “With the MDS, if everything goes well with the bone marrow transplant, that should be handled. With the multiple smoldering myeloma, smoldering being the key word, it just kind of stays there in my system. There is a small chance that it could turn into full-blown leukemia at some point, but the goal is for me to die of old age before I die of any kind of blood cancer. I feel fantastic and all the blood tests that I take once a month have all pointed in the direction that things are all going in the right direction, which is really good.”

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Are you looking forward to the moment that Mac realizes Cody is his son? What do you think his reaction will be as he has been duped all this time? Happy, as we are, that John is back on-screen on GH? Comment below.

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THIS WEEK on General Hospital: Anna Tries to Get Evidence on Valentin; But Will Her Love for Him Get in the Way?

In previews for the action this week on General Hospital, it looks like things may be reaching a critical point for Jason (Steve Burton), Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), among others.

Valentin has been running Pikeman, Anna suspects it and wants to find die-hard evidence against him, but she is conflicted because she still loves the guy. Will she be able to stay the course and figure out all that Valentin had perpetrated including switching out Sonny’s meds?

In the latest promo for the ABC soap opera,  Jason shares, “I’m running out of time.” He wants to go to Cates (Adam J. Harrington), but Anna wants him to hold up a minute, when she says, “I’m having dinner with Valentin,” adding “I will get the evidence we need.” But can she? Will she?

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At the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards Michael Fairman TV caught up with Finola Hughes to ask her at this present time, just how does Anna feel about her ex, Valentin Cassadine? To which she replied, “There’s a lot of conflict. C’mon, what does she do? She loves him, but he’s been lying .. again.  We’ll see.  It’s been really nicely written, so I think you (the fans) will enjoy it.”

Also this week in official teasers from GH:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2024

Mac Scorpio returns! Cody confides in Tracy. Stella encourages Chase. Alexis gets big news. Natalia and Sonny bond. Brook Lynn ponders her options

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2024  

Carly warns Jason. Sam is livid. Finn lashes out. Nina confides in Maxie. Gio learns more about Trina.

FRIDAY , JUNE 21, 2024

Jason faces a big decision. Carly makes a shocking realization. Maxie and Spinelli are concerned. Sam is on the warpath. Tracy fields an emergency.

Now below check out this week’s promo for GH, followed by our chat with Finola. Do you want to see Anna and Valentin to get back together? Do you hope Valentin pays for his crimes? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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