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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Reveals To Sonny She's Preggars! Fluke Sees Luke!

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On yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Ava (Maura West) yet again saved herself from certain death!

After Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally has the evidence (thanks to Carly) that Ava shot and murdered his beloved Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan), Sonny wants to rid the world of Ms. Jerome once and for all.

In showdown scene between powerhouse performers Maurice Benard and Maura West, as Sonny is about to pull the trigger, since now Ava had basically admitted she was the culprit in Connie’s dearh, she tells Sonny there is something he doesn’t know, and then reveals she’s pregnant! And that leaves us with this question:  Who is the baby daddy of Ava’s baby?  Is it Sonny or is it his son Morgan’s (Bryan Craig(?  Either way, according to Ava, it’s a Corinthos offspring!

Elsewhere, finally after months of wondering just what is going on with “Luke Spencer” crime lord, Fluke (Anthony Geary) goes to what looks to be Miscavige to a high security padded room where none other than the real Luke is stashed away.  And as previewed in On-Air On-Soaps recent interview with GH head writer Ron Carlivati, he revealed to us that viewers would learn a clue to the true identify of the Luke crime lord within short time.  From the looks of this, we now know that the real Luke is locked away!

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Watch the moment where Ava tells Sonny she is pregnant after the jump! Then, let us know what you thought of Ava’s announcement to Sonny that she is preggars to save her life?  Who do you think is the bio-dad …. Sonny or Morgan?   What did you think of the Fluke/Luke scene?   Share your thoughts below!

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Eric
Eric

Dear God… PLEASE don’t let Fluke pull off a rubber mask!!! Hopefully RC will come up with something new (but I doubt it…)

dmr
dmr

I am with you; how utterly ridiculous-the masks.

km
km

Fluke story line needs to go! And, ewww, Ava & Sonny, yuck, yuck, yuck!

Robert
Robert

I kind of figure they would have to bring a pregnancy into the picture but woukd that stop Sonny from doing the deed after Ava gives birth? I still think that is Luke’s cousin Bill Ekert but I do not remember Bill being so evil when he was on the show.

andrew hass
andrew hass

Another question might be is Ava really pregnant or is this just a way for her to keep Sonny from killing her?For now it buys Ava time because if she is indeed pregnant it keeps her alive and if she isn’t then she could use the time to come up with another plan to keep Sonny from killing her.If Ava is pregnant with Sonny’s child that could be the final nail in Sonny and Morgan’s relationship.As for Luke i think it was a given that the guy walking around the last few months wasn’t the real Luke.Now the question becomes who is he really?I think it could be Luke’s identical cousin Bill Eckert.

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

The child could be Morgans?

harry
harry

Andrew, Ron would never do that as that would completely replicate the Claudia storyline.
Oh wait, this is Ron we’re talking about. Nevermind.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I’m RC is not the first head writer to repeat a story another writer did.Plus the Claudia story happened years ago.So if RC wants to do a similar story now i have no problem with it.

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

GH has gotten its largest May sweeps ratings in 7 years!!!

Mark
Mark

Big deal, abc wants out of the soap business. Abc is only giving gh 1 year one year contracts at a time. THey are not confident with gh anymore. Its only a matter of time, when gh gets cancelled. Yes the ratings are up, so what, that doesn’t mean anything anymore. Say bye bye gh, and hello to new talk shows and more reality shows. I quit watching gh, last week. Very painful to watch. I watch days and young and the restless.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I don’t care if ABC is just giving GH one year deals because it just means GH will be on the air for at least one more year.Plus maybe one year deals is better than multi-year deals because it means GH knows they can’t get complacent or they could be cancelled.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

I didn’t see any power in Maurice Bernard’s performance. All I saw was Bernard stalling so he could remember his lines.

Loved the ‘real Luke’/’fake Luke’ mini-scene, but I will be glad when this story is over. Once again a story has been dragged out so long that it has lost all its power. Now we are going to be thrust into a who’s the daddy story with Ava’s latest reveal. Do I really care whose spawn she is carrying — if she is pregnant at all — ? No, I don’t care.

su0000
su0000

Maurice Bernard/Sonny is a very powerful actor.. He owns Sunny and always gives a great performance..
I love the 2 stories, they are intriguing and high drama..
I can’t wait to see whats next and how it all turns out..

🙂

MaxDaddee
MaxDaddee

I, too am tired of the storyline with Eva. All the lying and deception has gotten boring. She’s sitting around on the island drinking Mai-Tai’s and now she’s supposedly pregnant. But, nice to know they have drugstores on Sonny’s island where folks can buy pregnancy test kits? Yea, right. The Sonny character ran out of steam years ago. Betraying both his sons by killing AJ and then sleeping with Eva has taken him even more out of whatever “integrity” he had.

Shay
Shay

The only fun part of this mess would be if Carly ends up becoming a grandmother…and to Ava’s brat, no less!!!!

Sandra Norcross
Sandra Norcross

Saw all this comes months ago! Please tell me something I don’t already know! Come on RC surprise me! PLEASE!!!
And hurry up, I’m not getting any younger!

emlons
emlons

It can’t be sonny’s cuz they JUST slept together, it would be too early it has to be Morgand

andrew hass
andrew hass

Sonny and Ava slept together a few weeks ago.So it is possible she could be pregnant now.However if she is pregnant then i’m sure there’s going to be a paternity test done when she’s further along when there’s less risk.

Johnny
Johnny

Not exactly the most shocking plot twist ever. Lol. Watching a greasy murderer threaten a pregnant woman and tell her he wants to watch her bleed out….just what I and so many others want to watch after lunch. Gross!!!!!! Sonny’s code of “honour” comes and goes to suit his needs. He threatened to kill Carly just last year and she is the mother of one of his children. Why do these people love murder so much? Snarly sat there and snarled at Rick for locking her in a panic room…as she sat there all doe eyed and in love with the serial killer and rapist right beside her. These people are very selective about their sociopaths!

harry
harry

Johnny, you’re so right. Sometimes I become so anticlimated to the insanity of the writing I forget to see how truly insane it really is.

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

I predicted Avas pregnancy some time ago(maybe its Lulu’s stolen embryo…kidding…lol)…child could still be Morgans(i like Sonny and Ava together…kind of reminds me of Barnabas and Angelique of Dark Shadows…Angelique was responsible for Josettes death…Ava for Connies…Barnabas confronted Angelique when he found out she was a witch…Sonny confronted Ava when he found out she killed Connie…some minor similiarities but it still reminds me of those two DS characters just the same)…maybe fluke is really Bill but still could be Jerry, The Balkan, a Cassidine, or Mr. Marbles who next will go after Epiphany…lol…Lulu still hasnt seen a picture of Lucas’s shooter which i thought would happen and Anna seems to have forgotten the Patrina car accident!!!

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

What happened to Olivias visions…i thought she’d see Morgan in a diaper and sucking on a binky…lol

Patrick
Patrick

on Fridays ep: when Morgan kissed Olivia

“lets do like they did to us” “take me back to your place”

LOL… nice! easy ! I think….

I was actually screaming in my mind… “do not go their, do not sully up anymore this relationship” !!!! ????

Whew ! thank good ness Olivia whetted her libido and stalled

her cojones with full bossom were invited

I did think…. woah! Nice to see Livia in the scene doing some stuff… that intrigues the audience… not to be saddled with Sonny… after Steve

she has potential with

Luke, fluke, bill… or whomever he is
Duke… would be riveting, passionate, and romantic

pressing for Connie’ cousin… she has it

Tsuds
Tsuds

Do not drink the water in Port Charles!! How many baby stories do you need to have.. I have had enough and lets move on to something besides a baby being involved… RC .. get some babies of your own if you are living vicariously through GH storylines.. I usually only praise you , but come on .. enough is enough… is enough.. is enough.. is enough…. ……NO MORE BABY STORIES>>>>

su0000
su0000

Thing is-
We have no idea if this is even a baby story..
Ava preggers haa not going to happen..
However; saying so is a life-preserver..

RC loves to bait and some people gobble down his bait.. lol

Melissa
Melissa

It should be Morgan’s. Sonny has infected the world enough with his spawn, let someone else have a turn to be a better dad than him (although that’s definitely not a very high bar to climb). I loathe Sonny with the fire of a thousand suns, so here’s hoping it’s an Ava/Morgan baby!

Mark
Mark

Ewwwwww this show has gotten gross

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

Mark, as long as GH is on and im enjoyng it im going to watch but if it gets cancelled i wont loose any sleep over it!!! (yes, it has its gross moments but i still like other parts of it) I watch Days which is better written but i only watch Y&R on occassion…as for May sweeps it is a big deal even if abc could care less…it shows people will still watch soaps…anyway, ill survive even if my soaps dont!!!

dmr
dmr

I found it interesting that Anna referred to Barrett Enterprises as “B.E.” which are Bill Eckert’s initials. I think Faux Luke is Luke’s cousin Bill. Especially after that reference. Ava is clearly lying. Just what we need, another spoiled spawn of Sonny’s from yet again, another baby mama. Please, no more Micheal and Kiki “love” scenes. Ugh.

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

Yes, no more love scenes especially in Tracys old office! Micheal shouldnt be C.E.O of E.LQ.,…he looks like a bag boy at the local Piggly Wiggly, lol

Timmm
Timmm

Him and David Thom should start a boy band! “Ladies and Gentleman, “OutofSync!”

Johmny
Johmny

Ava Jerome needs to suffer now, I love Maura West she is a wonderful actress, but Ava needs to die now. Bring back Vanessa Marcil. Brenda needs to kick Ava’s ass. Lol

mfarris70
mfarris70

I’m really surprised at the number of fans, a lot of women, here and on Facebook, refer to Ava being pregnant as “gross” because they think she is too old to be with Morgan, too old to be pregnant but not a word about Sonny always being with younger women and knocking them up. Sad when women perpetuate the double standards that put them down.

Matthew
Matthew

Excellent point mfarris! I agree. Both men and women can be dogs. Let’s not have a doublever standard when we all know Sonny was tearing it up with Emily.

su0000
su0000

LOL

Ava is not pregnant

Ava is using being pregnant to save her life..

RC is saying;
ha! and ha ha ! (at the gullible) lol

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I think Sonny is a total manwhore who takes no responsibility for birth control (or self-control for that matter.) He makes me sick. But I kinda love to hate him and enjoy his character in small doses. As far as the women in his life? I have no double standard as I think all consenting adults should bear personal responsibility and self-respect. But Crypt-sex? In the Q Crypt? On the final resting place of the man they murdered? It doesn’t get much more disgusting than that. Not to mention, I believe his one-time “love” Emily Q is laid to rest there as well. SMH.

B.J.
B.J.

Have zero interest in another Corinthos baby, and if someone doesn’t kill FLUKE asap, I won’t even be recording this show to FF through. I keep expecting him to sprout horns and a tail.

There just aren’t words to express HOW sick I am of Fluke.

mfarris70
mfarris70

Don’t forget that we’ve seen Ava having cocktails and thanking the butler for his bar tending skills. I think the positive pregnancy test was a back up plan that she’s probably kept in her back pocket (literally) for a while. Now for the made scramble to get pregnant for real…

andrew hass
andrew hass

Plus maybe Ava knew eventually Shawn would tell Sonny that she was the one who shot Olivia last year.So Ava may have known that Sonny would try to kill her whether it was because she killed Connie or because she shot Olivia.So pretending to be pregnant was her way out but i’m wondering if the surprise will be on Ava if she turns out to be pregnant for real.

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

I’m not complaining too much about GH these days. Ava dropping the pregnancy bomb wasn’t surprising but I loved seeing Sonny’s reaction because he thought he had her D-E-A-D! I hope they will tell us who is Fluke by next week, or at least give us more clues!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Wow! Shocking! NOT! We all saw this coming since crypt-sex.

I like Maura West and her “Ava Jerome” & I hope she sticks around. But please, NO MORE BABY STORYLINES! Enough with the kids already!

David
David

For the just concluded May Sweeps ratings period, ABC’s “General Hospital” attracted its largest audience in seven years in Total Viewers (3.068 million) and best performance in three years in Women 18-49 (747,000/1.2 rating) and Women 25-54 (999,000/1.6 rating) – since May Sweeps 2007 and 2011, respectively. The soap ranked as the #1 daytime show in Women 18-49 (tied in rating). Further, “GH” stood as the #1 program in Women 18-34 (252,000/0.7 rating), hitting a 4 year high in the demo – since May Sweeps 2010.

The iconic soap posted gains of 8% in Total Viewers (3.068 million vs. 2.851 million), 6% in Women 18-34 (252,000 vs. 237,000) and 4% in Women 25-54 (999,000 vs. 964,000).

Aria
Aria

Finally the fluke storyline is moving forward and I’m enjoying GH again, and hooray to Anna for not excepting to help Julian, at first I thought she was being vendictive, but finally Anna was acting like her old self and not being filled by Julian , hopefully she’ll catch on quickly that Rick is being set up. I’m hoping GH is getting back on track and that RC can keep himself or someone can keep him checked. Keeping my fingers cross. One last thing, I could care less if Jason comes back but if he’s being recast I give my vote to billy miller.

Charday
Charday

Those two skunks–Sonny and Ava–deserve each other.

Alexis
Alexis

LOl I agree with you

Jimmy
Jimmy

I don’t think Ava is really pregnant, it’s just a manipulation tactic. If she truly was, then why didn’t she say so at first instead of trying to manipulate Sonny into not killing her?

As for Fluke, the scenes with him and Luke were very creepy and made me despise Fluke even more, which I didn’t think was possible. But it’s starting to make sense now… Barrett Enterprises… B.E. … Bill Eckert?! Anna said it herself: “B.E. that’s interesting.” It could be a famous RC red herring but what if it is actually true?

andrew hass
andrew hass

Yeah Ava could be lying about been pregnant but the joke could be on her if a doctor confirms that she is indeed pregnant.Plus maybe she told Sonny she was pregnant because she knew he would take her back to Port Charles to get confirmation.On the island Sonny could easily kill her and get rid of her body.In Port Charles it might be a little harder for him to kill her.

janet
janet

The spawn from hell. Sonny and Ava’s genes.???Ha ha ha . This show makes sure I am never tempted to turn back in. Omen, Rosemarys baby, the bad seed, etc etc,etc. GMAB.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think she might be pregnant…with Morgan’s child. Doesn’t correlate with her drinking on the island, unless it was non-alcoholic

The concept of a Jerome/Corinthos baby could be interesting…two families so twisted and at odds with each other…Sonny stifled from killing the woman who killed his love…coupled with his guilt over killing AJ made worse now by knowing that AJ was innocent.

I think there are many explosive possibilities with this storyline should they decide to pursue the baby route. I’s the only way they can keep Maura on the show which they want to do.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I must be losing my edge because I honestly did not see Ava pregnancy coming. I thought RC had written her in a corner and I did not know how they would get her out it– then boom a Corinthos baby— buys her at least nine months, and in nine months Ava can think of thousand ways to avoid Sonny’s wrath.

As for Fluke I don’t know who he is, all I know is after watching him on screen I feel the need for a shower to get his slime off of me.

Patrick
Patrick

“… I thought RC had written her in a corner”

that’s exactly what I thought

theres’s been a lot of angst, emotional upheaval, with Sonny’s part of the GH pie.

1st there was Connie’s death
2nd there was AJ death

and now… it caught me : Morgan is going to be a father!

I totally am on board… with how Ava and Morgan have caught on… fire it up

I like this romance….

I certainly hope it’s Morgans.

if Sonny claims to be all that about HIS family… then so be it… Ava has him in a corner and locked up… as well… with AJ’s murder… and vice versa

perhaps… this will be a rekindling time… renew of Ava and Morgan

he let’s go his childhood…. mans up… and stands by Ava… and forgives his father… and all is right with the world… for now

I’ve grown weary of all the parenting… lack of… by Sonny and Carly any way… interfering

I don’t know… Ava and Morgan… really are a stand alone pairing… they don’t need a lot of show… support… for or against… they just ring true

unlike watching Michael and Kiki…. which i have to ignore

PS : you know what really floored me… I can’t recall the exact day…

sparks flew… fireworks ignited … tantalize

but when FLUKE was at the hotel.. and he started chatting it up with Olivia…

woah… tame your horses… this was ignite HOT

I’m against Luke having an affair… OK it may be Bill.. but… for arguments sake… when the real Luke is back… maybe he won’t get married… I saw so much prospect with AG fLUKE and Olivia… I’m sorry tracy… for now…

viewers… lessen some backlash… I really am in to Ava and Morgan… it’s unfettered came about giddy love and romance… it is that easy

Susan
Susan

You realize that this is the end of Anthony Geary for the summer. Perfect way to write him out for his summer leave. We will all be up in the air until he comes back. Great goodbye for the summer but annoying for the audience.

andrew hass
andrew hass

Last year i think Anthony Geary split up his Summer vacation.In that he came back for few weeks during the Summer for a few weeks but then left again until the Fall.So maybe he’ll do the same thing this year.That way Luke and “Luke” won’t be offscreen for the whole Summer.

Charday
Charday

Did Ava ever actually admit to Sonny that she shot Connie?

lll
lll

She denied it all the way. Her facial expressions after Sonny told her about the recording gave it away.

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: JPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: JPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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