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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava, Nina, and Carly Face Devastating Blows!



Three women faced major drama and trauma at the end of last week’s General Hospital! Just how will things play out once the show returns with a new episode on Monday?

After weeks of the heinous plot where Nina (Michelle Stafford) literally took Ava’s (Maura West) baby right out of her and kidnapped her, and has been on the run and hiding with Franco (Roger Howarth), thanks to an assist from Betsy Frank (Betsy Franco) the mother of Franco, things took a major turn!

Silas (Michael Easton), Kiki (Kristen Alderson), Morgan (Bryan Craig), and Ava were able to locate Franco’s Canadian hideaway.  And meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) received Intel as to where they were hiding as well.

In key scenes, Silas was able to come to the cabin door, and talk his way in to be alone with Nina and the baby.   Delusional Nina believed that Silas was there to reunite with her and this baby to right the wrongs of their past.  However, Silas got baby Jamie in his hands, and then Morgan came to the rescue and grabbed Nina as she screamed she could “Kill Silas for this!”


Once the baby was reunited with Morgan and Ava outside the cabin, the once lovers shared their joy over getting to see and hold the the little bundle of joy.  We are still yet to know whether Morgan or Sonny (Maurice Benard)  is the baby daddy.  Dante after realizing the baby is safe, handcuffs Ava and arrests her finally for the murder of Connie Falconeri!

And back in Port Charles and Pentonville, Carly (Laura Wright) is reeling from the heartbreak of Sonny telling her when she visits him in prison that it is over between them.  And, that the only way she is going to get Michael (Chad Duell) back is to end her relationship with him.

Carly is devastated, and Sonny is heartbroken too for having to say this to her! Clearly, he loves her as he recalls while alone some of their latest moments together in a video montage. Later, an upset Carly ends up having a long chat with “Jake” (Billy Miller)!  Will she figure out who this guy really is?


Kudos to the performances all of Laura Wright, Michelle Stafford, and Maura West during these scenes!  So, what did you think of the baby rescue?

What do you think will happen now that Nina and Ava will be behind bars?  Will they get out? Will Carly truly stay away from Sonny? Are you rooting for them as a couple?  Comment below!

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Foolers Alert!…Ava gets away with the murder of Connie because she has a brain tumor identical to Francos and it really was Kate whom she actually shot…Nathan West is really Levi Dunklemen wearing a mask…and Nina Clay replaces Anna Devane as police commisioner…lol

Hah! You’ve been missed, Jim.

I’m onboard with Nina taking over as police commissioner. Love that idea. hahaha. Seriously, PCPD needs a new commissioner, how about GH bring in Stephen Schnetzer as a bad-ass commissioner. Maybe he could fall for Ava! Oh dear. What a conflict of interest there.

Id rather see him on Days but i think he and Maura would have awesome chemistry together…maybe he’d be another Cassidine?


Dude…I’d rather have Dr. O as police commissioner!!!!! I mean…Dr. O is one BAD-ASS CHICK who would W-H-I-P the Port Chuck PD INTO SHAPE…LOL!!!!! Hey…just an idea.

Happy Holidays, Jim. Peace.

Good to hear from you Jaybird…i love KG(Dr.O) as chief of staff or as police commisioner…i’ll take Dr.O in any position…OOPS, that sounds naughty…i meant job position…lol…Happy Holidays too you and your family and friends!!!

LOL, jimh….that would really be a Comedy of Errors.
I am so thankful for your sense of humor. But, I must admit , jaybird’s description of Dr. O as commissioner also cracks me up. Imagine all those bumbling cops dressed in all their regalia, sporting toothbrush mustaches, saluting die Frau Gendarm.

lol…that would be funny…Happy Holidays!

Thought it was a fantastic episode. Kudos to all the actors!

I LOVED Silas in this episode. He, unfortunately, had to dupe Nina but it was the right thing to do. But in the end, I felt his compassion and concern for her as he held her. It really was very poignant. I’m so glad Michael Easton finally had the chance to show how good he is even with a calm demeanor…he just emanates sincerity.

Michelle Stafford, too, was very effective as the heartbroken Nina. Felt for her.

Love Roger. LOL…the way he plays with people (did this so well as Todd and now as FrancoTodd ;). He toys with them even in the most dire situations….yet he too is a sympathetic character. I think he truly tried to do right for Nina, I think he’s hurt and allowed himself to be persuaded into the little makeshift family…he too longs for love. In the end, you could see his despair as he looked to Kiki who he truly cares for.

Carly. Ugh! I really have zero sympathy for this character. Laura plays her great and I got that she’s devastated, but…too bad! She and Sonny both aren’t even close to getting what they deserve after years of cheating on people, plotting against people, threatening them…depriving AJ of Michael, judging everyone in the town but seeing themselves as above…and it GALLS me that they’re still insulting AJ and Franco…while to me they’re both worse than either one of them.

I’m not sure if they’re going to do this but if the writers are going in this direction…I would think it brilliant to continue story with Sonny and Johnny…possibly Ava and Julian…in jail. The show could have some great stories taking place there.

Think Carlos, as I predicted, is going to be hanging out for a while out for revenge and go against Duke…Johnny apparently bonded with him and is going to be working with him from the inside.

I think GH is really great TV these days and haven’t found a story yet that I find uninteresting…

Rebecca, I agree with your every word–especially what you say about Carly. When did Carly and Sonny become star crossed lovers? Did I blink and miss this great love affair of the ages? Are we supposed to feel sorry for these two sorry excuses for parents after their systematic destruction of AJ?
God, I hate Sonny and Carly with the heat of a thousand sons, er, I mean, suns. And I do resent having their romance force fed to us viewers. Frankly, I don’t buy it. It did amuse me that Carly sobbed to Sonny that she would would always love him and she cannot move on with her life without him in it. Flash forward to her flirting with Jake (Jason) at the bar while giving him the once over with her eyes going up and down.

Yep Harry, you blinked…Carly and Sonnys as star crossed lovers is the greatest soap love story…for 30 seconds…its ashame you missed it…lol

With many behind bars…finally…i wish they do prison stories like Australias Prisoner Cell Block H…that was a cool serial!!!

Exactly, Harry….Carly is definitely one of those women who simply cannot do without a man for very long….I think her theme song is “Love The One You’re With!”

I was wrong…i thought Carlos would go after Ava and have her return to PC for Connie’s murder but i dont think Ava will do anytime for it…she was programmed to kill Connie to hurt Sonny by the Cassidines long before we had fluke…they want to take over Sonnys mob, ElQ and have a still alive Victor run for Mayor of PC…lol

I will never forget it, Jim. Wait…what?
On another note, I miss Laura.
Guza had her wheeled off in a wheel chair to lie in a comatose state for years. Then she is brought back to have this terrible fake wedding with Luke which I found terrible condescending. Luke seemed to feel sorry for the woman for whom he once felt great love and passion. There is no greater buzz kill than pity. Then Ron brings her back and then has her fade to black with an unfinished story. I think I saw her picture on a milk cartoon. Please bring Laura back and finish her story the right way.
I apologize for changing the subject but I cannot find mention of Laura or Genie Frances anywhere.

Jim, in the last two days Carly has visited two of her ex boyfriends–both of whom are behind bars.
I keep thinking that Carly is going to have one of those V 8 moments and whack herself upside her head and say,”Wow, I really have bad taste in men.”
In fact, today everyone was behind bars today. It was as if someone drew in jail bars and superimposed them on every character.
The show is getting ridiculous again.

I don’t care what happens to anyone else, but I need Ava out of jail, able to at least name HER daughter, and Morgan to be the father. Anything else is a complete waste of my time, Maura’s talent, and Morgan/Ava chemistry. Who in their right mind wants to see Morgan/Kiki: Part Two? Answer: NOBODY.

I highly doubt that Nina will pay for a single thing. I’m really beginning to resent her being on my screen.

As for Carly, I have no words. She’s more interested in Sonny’s peen (ewwww) than her own children. Has she seen Joss once since any of this happened? Is she the least bit trying to be there for Morgan? NO. And once she starts flirting her way around Jake, she’ll be even worse.

There is hopefully no way Ava will escape jail; she killed Connie in cold blood and was instrumental in AJs death…also framed him for murder. I don’t think she’s going anywhere though…I think they’ll have her right alongside Sonny, Johnny and Julian and somehow we’ll get a great story from Pentonville. (sp?) Or, at least that’s what I suggested above and hope…

I don’t care about Connie or AJ. I only care about Ava. If they decide to leave her in jail, it will be off-screen and therefore as I said, a waste of my time and Maura’s immense talent.

so your suggesting a prison where in the prison yard, sonny, jonny and julian can “hang out” with Ava? or maybe since juian is her brother they can share a cell? is this what your suggesting the show do? you know theres no such prison that exist where its coed,? right? rebecca1,.

LOL, Aria. Yes, I am fully aware that there is no co-ed prison…and wait! You mean Ava and Julian can’t bunk together even thought they’re related???? Ummmm…kidding.

No, what I’m suggesting is that they shoot more time in the prison so we get to see Sonny, Julian and Johnny. Normally once someone goes to prison they’re either off the show for good or indefinitely. If these guys are to stay on, which I think they are…perhaps they’ll have more jailhouse scenes as they did last week with Sonny and Johnny. And, if Julian gets put away then with him as well. As for Ava, I see no way they’re going to let her go…so I’m suggesting that she either winds up somewhere maybe where Heather is…or some woman’s prison where she makes connections…there could be a good story there. Have no idea if this is the story’s going but all four of them really deserve jail time. So, unless we’re losing all these characters, or unless they’re going to find loopholes…I think they can keep the story gong from there…as the y connect to characters outside like Carly, Alexis, Morgan, Duke, Carlos…

Oh, I agree, Melissa. But what’s a peen? Would that be a ball point pen or an ink pen? Magic Marker? Why can’t Carly buy herself her own pen instead of lusting after Sonny’s?

Harry, a ”peen” is a weenie! Sonny is a big one!! lol
(I really luv Sonny!)
Melissa, as for Muria, the soap actors do get and need their time off..
they have lives and other projects, a jail stay gives them time off..

I’m right here, Harry!!!! And although you already know I absolutely adore Dr. O., I have no issues with the fact you do not….different strokes for different folks!!! However, I do wish you would stop comparing her to the odious character played by that grotesque old biddy, Cloris Leachman, who I have always failed to find humorous as anything but Phyllis Lindstrom. At least KG is capable of providing a range of emotions….it isn’t a constant OTT crazytrain with her….and I am blown away by her versatile musical performances. Would I like her as much if she became a more mainstream character without the ferocious frau flourishes? Hmmm…perhaps, but I enjoy her no matter the circumstances….as Mutter, the Lovelorn Liesl, a Swiss Sis with Magda and, of course, as the magnificent Dr. O!!!! As far as I’m concerned, she can do no wrong……even when she is doing exactly that!!!!!


that’s ALL I’m thinking about… and more caring

Ava, Morgan, and daughter : re-unite , bond, love, and familial

same goes for Franco and Nina with adopt

kudos to your first para

as for Carly : I think she was featured to act amongst the bigwigs (leading ladies, Ava and Nina) (my other leading lady is to bring back Skye)… and she still stars less than. I’m the carly debbie downer…. she only musters and alive with Jax and Johnny

LOL, errrrr… I hate to tell you what you think but you don’t agree with Melissa because you DO care that Ava and AJ. I know you loved AJ as I did. (well, maybe not as much…dunno….)

Harry…the above “LOL, errrrrr…” was to you!

As I suggested, Melissa…I do think they’ll put Ava in jail, but I don’t think it will be off-screen. I’m thinking they may just have jail scenes…a lot of them to keep these guys o the canvas.

rebecca1, the only reason I am worried that she (Ava) would be offscreen is that they’re not going to do a co-ed prison, and Nina will be sent to the nuthouse, not jail. So there isn’t any reason to have Ava in jail all by herself. If they can find a way to do it, fine, but I won’t be holding my breath.

Fear not…lol…I don’t think she’s leaving the show.

How funny are you, Melissa? But, what you say is so true. The fact that Carly gave Franco a tongue-lashing, at the jail, strikes me as so hypocritical. Look who’s calling the kettle black !!!! She should be in jail, not Franco. He acted out of compassion for Nina, albeit somewhat misguided. But, Carly? She has this constant itch needing to be scratched….by Sonny? I mentioned this month’s ago…I could not understand what it was about Sonny that made all these women flock in his direction. I questioned if he had big feet? I got no reaction. I suppose I’m not very good at telling jokes. But, you are funny. I never heard of a peen used as a phallic euphemism.

I totally concur, Cee Cee.
Carly has always lathered herself into a state of righteous indignation right after she gets caught doing something incredibly wrong.

Did I get “peen” wrong, Melissa? Is a peen a wuss or is my mind in the gutter? I’m with Harry, I do not know what it means, except for the literal word…part of a hammer…LOL. No matter, I love the expression.

No, you were correct, Cee Cee.
I was just acting like a dumb ass-I am well adept at playing that role.

Love Ava, they need to get her out of jail somehow. I feel for Nina for all the things she has gone through in her adult life. I can’t stand Carly. She is just as bad if not worse than A.J. and Franco. She is a total door mat when it comes to Sonny. I won’t even get into how she has treated her kids.

Please tell me Ava isn’t leaving our screens. – I am such a fan of Maura West’s performance, I tune in specifically for her!

I’m a big-time Maura West fan, too! She’s my favorite character on GH, and what a gem Maura is the show.

I haven’t heard anything about Maura West (Ava) leaving. I don’t think anyone would want to lose such a talented actress. They will think of some way to keep her even if it is in prison scenes like Maurice Bernard is doing.

If they can make Dr, O who is a kidnapper, torturer and so much worse the chief of staff, then I think it’s safe to say that Ava will not only stay, she will be redeemed.
In fact, I know I am alone with this (looking furtively for Shay) but I detest Dr. O and I detest the manner in which they are now trying to place a big ole white hat on that demonic, shrewish head of hers while they make the heroic Anna look both corrupt and inept. I realize Dr O is Ron’s creation and he’s going to favor her over the characters he did not create. Clearly, Dr O is his little darlling. And again, I know you all are going to chase me down with torches and pitch forks but I think the actress is so campy and over done and is constantly mugging it up for the camera. She reminds me of the character Cloris Leachman played in Young Frankenstein and I fully expect to hear horses neigh every time someone mentions Dr. O’s name on the show.
In fact, I expect to see Dr. O on slowly ascending a staircase with a violin in her hand as Anna interrogates her about Faison. “”VES!” exclaims Dr. O as she plays a dramatic note on the violin,’ he vas my boyfriend!”

Carly’s utterly insufferable – more so than even Sonny. She acts like a perpetual victim of her own circumstance. She’ll wail about how Michael is her priority, yet she certainly didn’t show it. She’s so hung up on Sonny and their twu wuv, yet her eyes are set on another man the moment he tells her it won’t work. Oh, and the constant badgering of Franco – yes, he’s done awful, terrible things, but he tried to be a better person – but oh wait, I forgot, he’s a monster for lashing out after she cheated on him multiple times and she always knew deep down that he was a nutcase she should stay away from and blah blah blah. Listen, lady – nobody put a gun to your head and forced you to jump into bed with him, so quit yer bitchin’ and OWN UP TO YOUR MISTAKES. All of them. Goddamn.

As for Ava, she’ll likely be released due to the recording being inadmissable. Nina will end up in Ferncliff (or Miscavige), Franco in Pentonville. I can’t help but sympathize with Franco in this instance, mostly because he knew what they were doing was wrong but let his heart call the shots instead.

I don’t think Ava will be released…I hope not! As I mentioned in my above posts I think (or hope) she’l be jailed but have a storyline from there…as with Sonny, Johnny and probably Julian.I Do agree with you about Franco. Love him! He is, for me, a totally sympathetic character…

I really like Ava and even I hope she won’t be released, but I get the feeling that a loophole will be found – she’s not the type to plead guilty, I think. : Yep, I love Franco, and I feel like they struck gold with the Franco/Nina friendship (and possible romance). It makes two otherwise despicable characters appear very human and complex. I could go on for days about how much I love them and why, LOL. But yes, their relationship made me enjoy watching the show again. 🙂

Hi Del….I love the relationship between Franco and Nina too and I hope somehow the writers move forward with that. But considering they’re both facing jail or a mental facility…we have to see how that goes…

As for Franco as a stand alone, I liked him even before Nina. For a while they has him as the village idiot! lol..seriously, he was a man/child. The dialogue they gave him was inane and ridiculous…once they gave him a job at the hospital they suddenly began writing for him. It conversation, while always sardonic…made sense…he made sense…His love and sacrifice for Carly had already put him in a good light for me. Not because she’s such a gem…because most of us know she’s not…but he was so earnest in his feelings for her.

Either way. Love Roger Howarth and his portrayal of the ‘new” Franco. Looking forward to see what he does on The Flash. (Great show by the way…)

Hey rebecca1!!!! Yes, Franco WAS a sympathetic character, until the time he took sides with that nervy nutter, Nina. Up until that point, I could forgive him just about anything, such was the excellent job RoHo did of making Franco far more human and endearing than his predecessor….I even loved his monumental burn job on Sonny and Carly because they totally deserved it! BUT….once he joined forces with the Cray Clay and helped her escape with Ava’s child, that was where my affection for him ended. I make no bones about the fact that I absolutely cannot stand MS or her obnoxious character….with rare exception, nearly every cast member she comes into contact with is the lesser for it. Silas, Madeline, Dr. O., Britt, Nathan and yes, Franco are all markedly better (and far more enjoyable) in scenes that do not feature her presence, as she simply sucks the air out of the room. (Thus far, only Ava—and Silas on occasion— have seemed to be able to take command and properly put that lunatic in her place….I would LOVE to see Auntie Liesl do likewise!!!!) Finally, I am extremely thankful that Ms. Jerome’s precious baby has been rescued from the calamitous clutches of that crazy cow….it made me want to vomit whenever she was emoting and obsessing over that a sweet little angel!!! (Not to mention naming that child after a stupid TV character! Ava needs to choose a new moniker, STAT!)

Hey Shay…do I need to preface everything with I couldn’t disagree with you more…or should we assume I just do and only mention it when I do agree with you! 😉

The fact that Franco helped Nina only made him more endearing to me. These are two people who feel alone, unloved, betrayed and lost. The fact that Franco would jeopardize his own freedom to go save/help Nina makes him the perfect antihero…in an urban dictionary sense. He’s flawed, he has a shady past…yet he has noble intentions much of the time. From risking his life to save Carly to jeopardizing his freedom to help Nina, Franco has exhibited an enormous compassion. He knows Nina is off-the-wall, he is sane enough to see it, yet caring enough to want to protect her from those who only see the negative (shay, cough, cough.). I thought the scenes between Franco, Nina and the baby were precious and actually wished she WAS their baby. I felt the peace that these two who felt so betrayed and abandoned by the people they loved found in each other and this baby. Let’s also not forget Franco wanted to guide Nina to returning the baby…but ultimately was swayed when he felt his own love when he held the baby in his arms. The humanity of those scenes between two people who did wrong not because they’re intrinsically evil…but because of their own definition of truth and righting wrongs were some of the most poweful scenes for me. I’m rooting for both of them. Am I glad the baby was returned? I guess…but I never thought she would ever be harmed by either of them and probaby would have been very much loved. Ironically, growing up in a crime family will put her in just as much risk if not more…just ask Michael…

I totally agree with you Del. Carly is so damn smug about everything and never looks at the damage she caused ever. She’s always pointing fingers at everyone else and doesn’t realize that cheating on Franco made him spiral off to do bad things!

Was there anyone who didn’t know Franco was not holding a baby? (although I must admit I thought it was a doll.). The police would leave Franco unattended (albeit handcuffed)? Really? The police would permit civilians to extract the kidnapped baby from that lunatic? Really? Carly would pour out her latest trials and tribulations to a virtual stranger? (Okay, we know he’s Jason; she doesn’t.). Nonsense atop nonsense.

I actually thought it was going to be art supplies in the blanket…i also thought Nina would take the baby and slip out a back door with the help of Franco’s stepmother and theyd take off in a getaway car on some sort of Thelma and Louise adventure!!!

Ditto. I figured Franco was playing decoy while the whack job made her getaway. Predictable and then not so predictable.

This is the worst police department EVER! No, you wouldnt even let a little old lady who was under arrest with a civilian let alone FRANCO!

Guys…this is Port Charles and half of the citizens are related to the felons. LOL…I didin’t even blink an eye when Silas went for Nina or Franco was left with Kiki. As for Carly, she’s always blabbering to anyone who will listen; she also blabbered to him in the hospital where she too felt a “strange connection” or familiarity with this stranger. Again…didn’t surprise me or cause me pause…

Keystone Kops , for sure. Anna Devane is the lousiest Chief of Police. I guess if you take it all with a grain of salt (or two, or three) it’s amusing entertainment. I just didn’t know GH was supposed to be a comedy.

Jonboy, Anna is a former WSB agent, a super dooper, secret agent, karate chopping, super spy.
She has been dumbed down in order to prop up Dr O and it really pisses me off.

Well I am glad this latest baby drama has come to an end. Not sure what will happen with the child considering Ava and Sonny could both be in jail. It would just drag Morgan’s character down to have him tie to a baby at this point in his life. Will Carly end up taking care of her, or will they give the baby to Ava’s mother to raise?

I suspect we might be seeing a soap version of Orange is the New Black with Ava, Nina, perhaps even Anna behind bars, she did dump Faison into a hole. It would even be better if they could get Dr. O in there with her sister too.

Simply truth: Ava, Nina and even Carly are going to come away with a few scratches. The people at GH are not going to let Maura West , Michelle Stafford and Laura Wright rest on their laurels. Ava’s character is the classic villain with shades of humanity thrown in. Nina deserves to find some path to redemption but I don’t EVER want her to be good because Michelle Stafford is AMAZING when she is bat shit cray cray. As for the character of Carly (Laura Wright) I hate the way people see her so one sided. How many women love the wrong man? It’s a statement of truth when we Carly walk right back into the fire with Sonny. She is a good mom in that she loves her children with all she has, she just is of the misguided view that her love life needs to be in order before she can assume the role of good parent. Let’s face it, Michael and Morgan are full grown men. They don’t need a Mom to guide their lives any more. As for Joss, she needs a good slap. Or ten. Carly is great to watch because she is like many women in the world. Kudos to Laura Wright for always getting that right about her character.

Laura Wright is great, no question, But Carly is a poster child for bad mothering. She shows no sign of growth or maturity and never learns from her mistakes.
She keeps repeating her mistakes and always puts her libido ahead of her children. Her enabling of Sonny over and over again is redundant as well as nauseating. The only time I liked and respected this character was when she was with Jax.

Great post Mateo but I cannot stand how Carly denigrates people. She’s insulted and patronized Robin, Elizabeth, Sam, AJ and Franco. Not one of them is beneath her yet she always walks around like she is the moral code to adhere to. Her constant bashing of AJ was detestable and I feel the same way about Franco. This version of Franco has been nothing but loving….man…he even risked his life to save her from Heather. Carly’s had to be put in her place and I’m glad Franco put her there. Unfortunately it looks like Jake/Jason is gong to be riding to her rescue once again….

Great post Mateo. I personally cannot stand how Carly denigrates people. She’s insulted and patronized Robin, Elizabeth, Sam, AJ and Franco. Not one of them is beneath her yet she always walks around like she is the moral code to adhere to. Her constant bashing of AJ was detestable and I feel the same way about how she speaks of/treats Franco. This version of Franco has been nothing but loving. Man!….he even risked his life to save her from Heather. Carly had to be put in her place and I’m glad Franco put her there. Unfortunately it looks like Jake/Jason is gong to be riding to her rescue once again….

And yet, Carly parades around Port Charles like she’s “Mother of the Year!!!!” How I wish that annoyingly aggressive amazon had been locked behind bars along with the likes of Ava and Phyllina…they all deserve each other and at Christmastime, no less!!!!! (Although I do side with Team Ava when it comes to the egregious infant-snatching escapade….I truly would love to see her exact revenge upon that maternally-mad maniac who absconded with Baby Corinthos, as I’m so sick and tired of Cray Clay spouting all her delusional domestic nonsense with that goofy grin plastered on her face!)

BRAVO performances all of Laura Wright, Michelle Stafford, and Maura West !!

Michelle was awesome freaking out in Silas arms!! a great performance
Maura a queen of drama!
Laura has been giving great performances/ giving us her best, and she was outstanding.

I can’t wait to see all the twists and turns and shockers that gets all out of jail !!!!
it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!!!

Michelle, Maura, Roger, Maurice; none are leaving GH.. they are all active cast and someway somehow they will all be set free….
(this is gonna be soooo good!!

And– anna just may end behind bars, too ..

Out of those three ladies IMO Maura is the standout. Given better material she cold be phenomenal.

Hey, jonboy…couldn’t wait to get out of class to tell you how I so agree with you, as far as Maura is concerned. Nonetheless, I cannot dismiss Michelle Stafford that easily. They are both very engaging and seasoned actresses, albeit I concede to Maura having outdone herself….admirable thespian, that she is. Both of these ladies’s acting is insane…no pun intended…LOL.

Maura reminds me of one of those classic movie actresses you see on TCM. To me, Stafford is just repeating what she’s already done on YnR. When her character first appeared on the show she was a sociopath but then they sort of rehabilitated her. For my money she was a better fit on YnR. So was Billy Miller, for that matter.

Carly and Sonny deserve what they get. She robbed AJ of knowing his son in the early years and even covered up his death! Sonny thought he could do whatever he wanted, without consequence. Make them both pay! Ava and Nina are hoots! GH is lucky to have them both. Roger Howarth is and always will be phenomenal. Yeah, GH is hitting the mark these days.

I thought the baby rescue was really well done. Nina needs to be put on medication and put under the care of a shrink. She has potential to be a good person, which was shown in her care of the baby. She is messed up from all that has occurred in the past. Put her mother away and throw away the key!

Janet….There aren’t enough meds in the world to make Nina normal…..or bearable! She’s been defective from Day One! And if anyone should be locked up with that proverbial key tossed into oblivion, it is Ms. Clay!!!! Her antics were so nauseating and unspeakable that I never want to witness either sight or sound of her again!!!! I kept wishing that Ava could have throttled that loony broad right there in her prison cell, just to put her demented soul out of her and our) misery!

Um, I don’t care about Carly’s heartbreak in the slightest. At least Sonny seems to recognize that what they did to Michael re: AJ was wrong. Meanwhile, Carly keeps insisting that she would do it all over again and seems just shocked that Michael is still mad at her when she hasn’t even apologized.

That said, Laura Wright is giving it her all. It’s just not going to make me care about Carly.

What I would give to see a scene where Jake gets his memory back, remembers all the horrible stuff that Carly & Sonny did (plus his Quartermaine past), & tells them both what terrible people they really are & how PC has suffered because of their actions. I’d love to see Monica get her son back after all these years, & for Jason to turn his back on organized crime for good.

I so agree.
As an actress, I like Laura Wright. The character she portrays? not so much.
Carly is despicable and acts like she’s done nothing wrong.
how can Kiki even stand in the same room with that cheater knowing what she did to her friend Franco? I know how she feels about what he did to Ava, but still — Carly is no better!

I wrote about this a couple weeks ago, they seem to be painting too many main characters in corners with crimes. It will be interesting to see how each of them is set free?

hi Timmm ..
RC and team had the ”how” figured out for a very very long time.. they got it..
It will be a good time watching the twists & turns and I know there will be shocker, I like those! lol..

when RC gets wild and crazy he does it BIG!! He writes bold and brave ..
He is the only soap writer that can give BIG!!

They should do a spin off set in a co-ed jail. Then we could have the real General Hospital, and a spin off called General Asylum, or GH Pentonville or something. 🙂

I think your on to something because you have 5 or 6 top stars who are or heading too jail. It would be cool to have a 3 soaps within a soap. One in jail, one in the hospital, and the Q clan!

well, in soap land, they’ll all be let off the hook.
GH is swarming with murderers! Even straight up cold blooded ones like Sonny & Ava!

Another excellent episode this past Friday. I thought for sure this was all a dream and would be revealed at the end of the show. Nope, the kidnapping is over. Silas gets my gold star of the day. Michael Easton was great! One thing I want to mention, here I go picking on Nathan again but remember earlier in the week Dumbnte was questioning the captain of a boat that Franco paid to get them out of Port Charles? I dont know if they gave him a name but this guy was on the show for one day, had one scene and acted circles around the guy who plays Nathan. I know the ladies love Nathan oh and yes he is dreamy but he is wooden with a capital W! Maybe if “Toy Story” has a Broadway play he can read for the role of “Woody!”

I hear ya. Nobody ever said he could act. If he didn’t look like he does he wouldn’t stand a chance in the business.

When Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun played Carly, their love story really was great. It started with them absolutely despising each other and after a one night stand, which ended up with her pregnant, it turned to love. From then on I was a fan of Sonny and Carly. They were both very dysfunctional from the word go on the show. Why this is a shock to anyone now, is beyond me. People have always hated Sonny and Carly together, because people wanted Sonny with Brenda or Connie/Kate and people wanted Carly and Jason together at the beginning. However, Sonny and Carly were a super couple for many years in the late 90s and the early 2000s. It’s pretty pathetic and amusing that people are now pretending they are some brand new love story thrown together. Umm no. They were together for almost eight years off and on. That constitutes to brand new for some of you? Carly and Sonny have said at various times, even when she was with Jax and he was with Connie/Kate that they loved each other. She is the mother of two of his children. And of all the women/men they have been with they have never cheated on each other. Yeah, they are dysfunctional people, but even dysfunctional people deserve to be happy together.

you tell them Brandiwho! you speak truth and sense..
Carly and Sonny have been and are a super couple..

And I want to add;
they both are living in misery over Michael, they both would die for their children- much love..
they mess up and sometimes big time, but they love, love their children..

I hope Carly and Sonny will finally reunite !

I agree.

Just one short year ago, Sonny threatened to murder Carly. And she now loves him. Lol. I love Laura Wright, and I wish she had a role that could capitalize on her grace, charm, and charisma. Instead sheshe is reduced to playing a disgusting depraved desperate mob moll.

aaha no way –
Carly a– ”’ disgusting depraved desperate mob moll.”’ … LOL!
Carly is not even close to your description..
She loves a Mob man however, she is not involved…

What era of GH are you still in…. lol

Lol. SU….you crack me up. I wish I lived in the part pf the DEEP south that you did. Sonny was never Michael’s father in ANY way. Would yoh, as a human, love the greasy criminal who kidnapped you, and hung your father on a meathook, to steal the kid? Michael being raised by Sonny resulted in him being traumatized repeatedly, shot in the head, in a coma, brutally sodomized and raped,…..ya….what good parents they are. LOL.

Correction…she is the mother of ONE of his children. Sonny is not Michael’s father in any way. Kidnapping a child does not make one a father.

It was not ”kidnapping”
The mother took her her son, its everyday by someone, it is custody. when with your mother or father..
And Carly and Sonny brought Michale up and that more than qualifies Sonny as his father..
(ask any adopted child )

But you enjoy that…as “entertainment” lol. Good luck with that pal.

Oh please, su0000. Of course Michael was kidnapped! You’re playing semantics. Michael was taken from AJ…his mind was poisoned against him (AJ)/..they didn’t allow AJ to have contact with Michael…and Sonny tortured AJ until he signed over his rights. If you don’t think that’s some form of kidnapping I hope you don’t ever plan to adopt.

I agree with Aden. Sonny threatened to kill her, he is/was violent and he hurt AJ mentally and physically until finally killing him. I could care less about the “love story” of Carly and Sonny. They’re the lowest moral compasses on the show.

Carly is the worst mother ever for making her lust for Sonny/men override her maternal love/instincts. Worst mother….EVER.
Sonny is no better as a father. His lust completely made him lose control of his senses….not only by DOING his son’s paramour, but also due to the now infamous ‘crypt sex’ paradigm associated with Sonny/Ava. He loves Michael as his own son? He has no respect for his flesh and blood, how can one expect Sonny to respect Michael?……a kidnapped child from his bio dad, beloved AJ? Carly is just as guilty by withholding this so diabolical, albeit crucial piece of info. She did not do this for Michael’s sake, as she claims, but for the lust of one minuscule parasite.
I shall stop, I am getting too carried away…and, I have class….LOL.
I actually believe these two godless people belong together….possibly six feet under ; side by side. ….LOL. May the Lord save my soul. I repent!!!! MERRY X-MAS, Aden.


yeah; dysfunctional people deserve to be happy if they don’t hurt OTHER people! there are plenty of dysfunctional families and yet they love each other and stick together. the people that are not rooting for Sonny and/or Carly are the ones who resent, detest, abhor, hate…pick your adjective…what they’ve done to others. they hung AJ on a meat hook!!! they poured alcohol on him when he was passed out so people would think he was drinking again, they destroyed his name to his biological son, they kept that son away from him and tortured him til he signed away his rights. Carly intruded on Sam’s marriage with Jason, she had sex with her mother’s husband, she cheated on Jax, Franco, Sonny barely blinked an eye when Jason was killed…did he feel bad? I guess…he barely showed it. He went from Connie’s death to the arms of Olivia to having sex at AJ’s crypt after KILLING the man…dysfunctional? They “deserve” to be happy?” Yeah. They sound very deserving.

CeeCee I loved your post. Thanks!! Kidnapping a child does not make a parent, despite what Su thinks. Lol. Su has a different mindset from the rest of us. I call it Deep South, but that is just conjecture on my part. Sonny and Carly are just gross disgusting murderers. Thats all.

Ahem…yo, Aden, over here! LOL…where is my recognition? I agreed with you first!!!! Sigh… 😉

Maurice is on a break from the show, when he returns, the writers will find a loophole to get him out of Peytonville and back with Carly. They will begin to try to win Michael back. Nina will go to Miscavige for a short cure and return. Not sure how Ava will get out of her predicament.

Mumbles on a break! YAY! GREAT NEWS!

LOL, Eileen…there are many loopholes tucked safely away on a shelf along the halls of GH.
There is no way that Ava will reside in prison for long. After a brief respite, she will resurface. It would be very foolish on the part of the writers to dismiss Maura West. She makes every scene incredibly real…naturally delivered, not forced…..each time I find myself in the scene with her….every gesture, every sidelong glance, every word, whether uttered sotto-voce, in anger or with love pierces one’s core….the woman makes my head spin.
So, there are enough loopholes to go around for all these miscreants. I wish Sonny could stay locked up forever, but I know that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

CeeCee….Of course, Ava will live to see another day in Port Charles….and outside of the slammer, to be sure. She always manages to slither away from any dire consequences for her appalling actions, and I’ve come to terms with that notion. While I will never count myself as an Ava fan, I can admit that MW portrays her with a finesse and restraint that is rare in daytime….as long as she is not constantly featured on the canvas, I can at least stomach her presence….unlike that of your favorite, MS….I’m sorry but her Nina shtick is just so overwrought and overplayed…there is no nuance where the Cray Clay is concerned…just a continuous cliche’-filled nut fest.

I don’t know, Shay. Maybe for once the writers will do the opposite of what we expect and keep these guys in prison for a while. I’ve been suggesting that…they can do a sort of prison drama ala Oz…anywone remember that show…but obviously not one iota the the violent, graphic material. I just think since all of these horrendous crimes came out and for once everyone got caught…it would be ludicrous to find loopholes for everyone. I think what they did with Carlos and Johnny was great…it’s very realistic to find Carlos finally out…and Johnny working it from the inside. I think they should somehow incorporate these characters into the canvas from jail…could work.

@rebecca1….Well, yeah, for now Carlos is out and about, and what’s the first thing he does—besides sniffing out Sappy, I mean???? He directly returns to his life of crime at the behest of Johnny Z….hence, I’m hoping he’s either soon eliminated in the course of his latest caper or better yet, if the situation becomes too heated, headed off to PR…with his waste of a woman in tow… (And speaking of that insufferable so-not-a-nurse—license notwithstanding…..she definitely should also be in jail for her appalling antics!!! Furthermore, her protracted, excruciating “apology tour” needs to be winding down here soon, don’t ya think???? Let’s just say “au revoir” and be done with it!!!!) Moreover, it would appear that Nina and Franco are going to be playing the “crazy card,” so neither of them will be incarcerated for their dastardly deeds, unless it is at a “Club Mad/Med.” (Personally, I want to just see her gone, one way or another…..) As for Ava and Sonny, I wouldn’t count either of them permanently down and out in Pentonville….each is like a cat with nine lives….they always prevail and seem to be untouchable when backed into a corner. Imprisoned or not, I think their ultimate fate will depend upon MB’s contract outcome. (I have no sentimental ties to SonnyBoy, so if he goes, he goes.) But I would fully expect Ava to escape the bulk of her well-deserved punishment, simply because the writers love her so much, and will want her out on the prowl amongst the denizens of Port Charles once again. Plus, whatever they have in the works for Johnny, I don’t foresee him hanging about GH for very long, unless BB changes his mind about sticking around. Therefore, the prison population may not be prodigious enough to warrant an entire story arc around it. (Personally, my favorite scenes in the slammer have featured those Swiss Sisses, Liesl and Magda….not that I want to see either one of them locked up….they need to be let loose to wreak their divine havoc!)

I agree with every word you wrote below, Shay…except…you know it; Nina. What Nina did is unconscionable, yes….but, she is sick. As I said way back, once one develops an antipathy for a character/ actress/ actor, nothing he/ she does or says sits well with one. I am just as guilty of that as anyone.
Ava, on the other hand, knew exactly what she was doing. She’s just a bad girl. How long has Ava been in the picture? I was abhorred by her wickedness….but, miracle of miracles, GH would not be the same without her…at least, for myself. She is a fine actress….evil, kind, affectionate, loving, hateful, a vixen, a temptress….those qualities make her as appealing as she is. She is a walking contradiction….and I love her.
By the same token, Michelle is yet to prove her flexibility as a true actress. Once she is mentally healthy, perhaps you will change your mind. Far be it from me to dissuade you from your shining opinion of her…LOL. I suppose it’s like Sam and myself……she is a farce…JMO. but, many love her. There is a big bucket of ice water waiting for her when it will be known that Jake is Jason….her little show of rebellion with Liz (another of my very faves) was laughable. I felt like yelling…’ Yeah? And then and then and then !!!!?????’
Sorry…got carried away.
Also, Nina is up there sharing her throne with Ava. I doubt very much she will give up her tiara. She’s here to stay (I hope)….long live Nina !! Hear ye, hear ye !!! Later, friend.
I am off for 2 weeks…, celebrate, ….LOL…PEACE.

Hey Shay…just saw your response. Regarding Carlos…what did you expect he’d do when he got out? He’s a career criminal and it’s perfectly logical that he made connections with Johnny. I think the way they’re tying these characters together is great. Just as I predicted it’s going to be there’s going to be a prison canvas which ties in Sonny, Johnny and Franco to the outside world. Thus, they’re paying for their crimes but instead of the usual in jail…off the show…they’re creating stories from there. We get to have our cake and eat it too…so to speak…sorta. 😉 I’ml ioving it!I I think Ava will similarly do time…they’ll somehow have her communicating with the town and its peeps…

It also seems like Kiki and Morgan are finding their way back to each other which I actually wouldn’t mind. And Franco? Wow! I am loving the development of his character more and more! (I have TOTAL empathy for Nina…I think Michelle, who I wasn’t familiar with before GH…is doing a fantastic portrayal of a woman lost…)

not rooting for carly with sonny, they don’t feel sorry about nothing they’ve done, they just feel sorry they got caught. do feel sorry for nina and i do think she will get out with a good lawyer and the whole insanity deal, as for ava, well she will really need a great lawyer, which i’m sure in RC’s world will happen not just for her but sonny. they’ll get pardon for something made up and of course somebody innocent or seeking revenge against them will be sent away for life.

they did not ”get caught”
A horrible deed was done and they knew if Michael found out it would destroy him, they were trying to protect Michale,, not themselves..
The truth did come out and it has all but destroyed the Michale that once one, as they knew it would….
Carly and Sonny have been to hell over the secret that would destroy their son..

He is not “their” son. Sonny kidnapped him as a child. Kidnapping does not make one a father or a dad in any way.


Sonny did not kidnap Michael..
‘Michael was in custody of his mother , Carly..

Suooo, Sonny, Carly and Jason all worked in unison to make sure AJ never had any contact with his own son. Was it kidnapping in the eyes of the law? No, but AJ was put on a meat hook and was not taken down until he signed away his parental rights.
It all started back when Carly (Sarah Brown) became pregnant with AJ’s child. It was a one night stand and AJ was intoxicated at the time of conception and didn’t remember the encounter the next day. Carly was involved with her mother’s husband, the beloved Dr. Tony Jones at the time. Terrified at the prospect of AJ remembering their one night stand, Carly plots a scheme which would ensure that AJ never remember their coupling. At this point Carly and AJ (now played by Billy Warlock) are good friends. AJ is working the 12 steps, trying to better his life and make his family proud –he is clean and sober. Carly comes over to her friend AJ’s house to watch a movie and she gives AJ some grape juice which she has spiked with vodka. AJ didn’t fall off the wagon, he was pushed. And when he later passes out, Carly stuffs his body in the apartment building’s laundry bin and rolls him out to a back ally. Once there, she dumps his body near a garbage bin and proceeds to pour vodka all over his passed out body. She then makes an anonymous phone call to the Quartermaines and tells them that their son is passed out in an ally. After that, AJ’s life was ruined and all his efforts to better himself were for naught.
Hurricane Carly devastated him, and for what? So he would not realize that he could be the father of her baby. He was being denied his paternal rights even before Michael was born and later, passed the baton onto Sonny and Jason to strong arm AJ into signing away his paternal rights.
That is why I will always detest Sonny and Carly.

What’s shocks me the most is how people are still shocked by Carly’s behavior. IMO, the writers don’t know how to write for the character. Carly was a borderline psychopath. She was a liar, a manipulator and lacked morals, and yet, you felt sorry for her. For years i’ve complained about the writing for Carly, but this week, during her scene’s with Sonny reminded me of the Carly I loved and hated during Sarah Brown’s portrayal. And then to top if off, her scene’s with Jake/Jason

Carly has changed, she has become..
People change as do soap characters..
Carly is what she is supposed to be.. I like this carly
Her and Sonny have always been and always will be.. I like the couple, too..
Laura and Billy have the Jason Carly chem!!! like they time has not passed for them..

“thank you, @Billy ”

“…the writers don’t know how to write for the character. ”

it’s just mismatch for me

I don’t mind stating…. once… this steamroll and meg-watt production curtain

Carly and Sonny will support… michael can leave

the writers know how to write for their characters, they are their characters lol
thing is;
they are not the writing the characters to your wants/the way you want them to be.
Ask the writers if they care how you want a character to be lol they are writing for the general public, 3 million people..
I like Carly just the way she is/being written ..

Sorry, I pressed Submit by accident.

And to top it off, her scene’s with Jake/Jason reminded me of old school Jarly. So, i’m loving Carly right now. She’s utterly delusional and desperate. I want more of that. And Laura Wright is doing a wonderful job.

As far as Nina and Ava! Bravo to the actresses. I don’t know what’s going to happen with them, but TPTB would be stupid to let these woman go. Michelle and Maura are forces to be reckoned with and like with Laura, I want more.

General Hospital has been on fire lately.

I believe Michelle and Maura will never leave GH..
One thing GH does is give ots’ stars opportunity to do other projects while under contract with ABC..
Michelle has her internet series ”the Stafford Project” and being with GH gives her both..
Maura has opportunities for other projects too..
Maurice recently starred in a movie, and Nathan is being seen in different things on TV
GH has a very happy cast !!!
RC and FV know they have a golden cast !!!…
and the short stay returns are a treasure..

I am tired of Carly. Why isn’t she at home with her daughter? Why is she visiting Sonny in prison? I am tired of her constantly justifying Sonny’s actions/manipulations. Hasn’t she lost enough due to her decisions regarding Sonny? I’m tired of her obsession with Sonny and Jason. I did like Carly’s scenes with Patrick. I thought the baby rescue scenes fell sort of flat, with the exception of Nina coming unhinged.

Yeah, Maura and Michelle are day times answer to prime time soap legends Joan Collins and Linda Evans!

ohhhh Maura and Michelle!
a soap opera dream team !!
GH has the most powerful awesome cast..
I’d have have name all them , but too lazy…


Both Michelle and Maura deserve an Emmy. Their interaction is impeccable. If anyone deserves a salute of greatness, it is they. BRAVE.
The same could be said for Silas. I had lost faith in him…but Michael Easton came back as the great actor he was/is. And Roger? What can I say? He just grabs me…I love him as Franco as much as I loved him as Todd. BRAVI.

You said what I was dying to say, about Carly, dmr. Thanks.

Hey, CeeCee,

H-o-n-e-y…not only are Sonny and Carly HORRIBLE-ASS PARENTS, more and more, I’m actually surprised that Michael has any SANITY left!!!!! Girlfriend, if I were a young child and Sonny and Carly were my parents (U-G-H!!!!!), I would E-S-C-A-PE from them as fast as I could. Then, from there (and as fast as I could), I would R-U-N (not walk!!!!!) to the nearest/local adoption agency and VERY VOLUNTARILY put myself up for adoption!!!!! Most of all, while I was there, I would VERBALLY SPILL ALL about Sonny and Carly!!!!! As in…EVERYTHING!!!!! Yep!!!!!

Take care, CeeCee. Peace.

I bet we will see Nina and Heather in scenes together at MsCavige or whatever its called…

Add a laugh track to this show….and it would all make sense. Lol. For the life of me, I cant watch or envision it any other way.

If Ava goes to jail, it will not be for long. There will be a reason for her sentence to be cut short. Meanwhile, it will give Ava a break from the canvas… or it may allow the prison setting to cultivate some stories, too. Surely Maura West is going nowhere. I sense there will be baby issues (custody, at least) for her to wage, especially if Sonny remains in prison, too, and he is the father.

You know it! What did they say Friday about Sonny, that if he hadn’t confessed to AJ’s murder he would have gotten away with it? Good life’s lesson to teach via the tube: you can get away with murder if the circumstances are right.

i’m just putting two sense in for “knot”

what if it’s reeled that ava and sonny marry and cannot testify against… and that danged nab it… flashdrive… is inadmissible

this tumultuous nefarious secretions are leaving me bereft… satiated

I’m hoping you do away with the mask, enough already, take most of the dead again, alive again villains off the show for good, Ava and Nina and Franco should rot in prison, I love sonny and Carly as a couple, help Sam figure Jake out, and to forgive patrick.

@Shay….hello there, you !!
I grudgingly concede that I am not liking Michelle too much in this role. I am actually tired of the same old same old. Truthfully, I thought this idiocy would be a short stint where Silas would put wear his Superman garb and swoop Nina to some facility and get her the help she needed. But, no…..the storyline took a turn down ‘nutsville’. I am hoping Nina will get that help, and the only logical conclusion for her to escape imprisonment is to lock her away in a mental institution.
Nina will be free of her crazy past and I will have my Michelle back. What say you, Shay? No? …LOL.

Nooooooooo, CeeCee! (You know me toooo well for that!) Any effort to now redeem Nina will be fruitless….first of all, MS could not abide being a merely normal mortal of a character….she has to be the arm flailing, scenery-chewing, larger-than-life center of attention, so any idea that she will change her sorry, psychotic stripes to be a law-abiding, model citizen of the Port Charles community is a (crack) pipe dream. It’s the same mission impossible that was undertaken in trying to reform Franco….it just won’t happen. And by the way, putting those two “problem children” together really doesn’t work either….rather than endear me to Nina, it has caused me to abhor RoHo’s heretofore loveable rogue, as he is now in the thankless position of having to champion someone who is quite possibly even less affable and sympathetic than he initially was. If I had my druthers, GH would either kill off (with finality…..) the Cray Clay or at the very least, send her off for a indeterminate stay in the nuthouse (ala Laura)……I simply don’t care to see the likes of her any further, no matter the circumstances.

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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David Gail, Former ‘Port Charles’ Star, Cause of Death Determined; Mother Speaks Out on Dangers of Pharmaceutical Addiction and Fentanyl Epidemic

David Gail, who played Dr. Joe Scanlon on Port Charles (1999-2000), and who also appeared on Beverly Hills 90210, cause of death has been revealed. The actor passed away on January 16th at the age of 58.

According to the toxicology report, Gail died of anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which is a brain injury caused by a a lack of blood flow, following resuscitation from cardio pulmonary arrest due to the drug intoxication. The report also revealed that drug intoxication with amphetamines, cocaine, ethanol and fentanyl, were also involved.

Gail’s mother, Mary Painter, spoke to Deadline on the findings and opened up to what led to David’s ultimate passing. Gail was found unresponsive by emergency personnel who attempted to save his life. Eventually, he was put on life support where he remained for several days till his death.

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In her statement, Painter shared, “It breaks my heart to learn that my son died this way. David became reliant on medicine many years ago, after multiple surgeries on his hands and wrists. He lived in enough pain to prevent him from working for almost a decade, with relief only achieved through full disability, physical therapy and pain medicine.”

She then added, “He struggled to stop taking pharmaceuticals and did before turning toward a more Eastern pain management including acupuncture and natural medicines. I can only assume that his former opioid dependence played a part in self-medicating from uncontrolled sources.”

David’s mother expressed a very important social message for our time about addiction that she hopes other parents remain aware of: “David’s death shines a light on the countless innocent victims of pharmaceutical addiction and the fentanyl epidemic that has taken so many of our sons and daughters. Please keep David and others battling pain or dependence, in your thoughts and prayers.”

Gail’s other TV credits included parts on: Savannah, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, Doogie Howser, M.D., and Perfect Opposites.

What do you think about the poignant statement offered up by the late David Gail’s mother, Mary Painter? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Spinelli Serenades Maxie Then They Kiss! Are you in Favor of a ‘Spixie’ Reunion?

Spixie fans finally got their wish, sort of, on Thursday’s February 22nd episode of ABC’s General Hospital.

While Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) have been each others orbit and married to other people, have had children, and been each other’s best friends, it’s apparent that they belong together, or do they?

In story, Spinelli took to the stage on Karaoke night when he, Maxie, Cody (Josh Kelly) and Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) went out together.  When Spinelli sang, it featured a touching solo performance by Bradford Anderson, where Spinelli wears his heart on his sleeve for Maxie.

Maxie is all smiles watching Spinelli sing, and afterwards he walks towards her. The two talk about his living situation and how he would do anything for her. Maxie says she always knows she can count on him. She admits she loves listening to him sing to her, and she loves having him around. Spinelli says he considers her more than a friend. The two eventually share a kiss, but Maxie runs away.

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The pick-up of the story happens on next week’s Tuesday, February 27th episode when in teasers, Maxie and Spinelli get closer.

Looking at the history of Spixie: they first got together from 2008-2010 when they were engaged. Then, in 2013 the duo had a one night stand. Next, they dated again in 2015, and flash-forward to 2024, and it looks like Maxie and Spinelli might be willing to try their romantic relationship one more time.

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So, do you hope Spixie gets back together, or do you want Maxie and Spinelli with some other characters on the Port Charles canvas? Let us know. But first, check out the scene where Spinelli sings to Maxie below.

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