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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Bradford Anderson's Finale! An Emotional Spinelli Says,"Goodbye My Maximista!"

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We heard from so many fans on social media yesterday that they were touched and reaching for the hankies during the final scenes between Spinelli and Maxie during the last episode of Bradford Anderson’s (Spinelli) on General Hospital!

In it, Spinelli brings baby Connie, now going to be named baby Georgie, to see Maxie (Kirsten Storms) one last time before they leave for Portland.  Due to Ellie’s  (Emily Wilson) work schedule, the couple has to leave tonight.   Thus, paving the way for the emotional final scenes between Spinelli and Maxie, played to perfection (for years ) by Kirsten Storms and Anderson.

GH pulled at the viewers emotional heartstrings by giving us the montage of the relationship over the years of Spixie!  The duo even have a true heart to heart about their feelings for each other,  and how their friendships changed their lives.  Spinelli says Maxie is the first girl he truly ever loved.  And with that, they share a kiss!   However, Maxie realizes that kiss is not going to change the course of what is happening now.  Spinelli is leaving to be with Ellie, and for now have sole custody of baby Georgie until the judge re-addresses Maxie’s parental rights six months from now.

But the real kick in the gut, that surely opened the floodgates for long time fans of the couple, was when Spinelli says that Maxie, “Will always have a piece of his heart.”   That is followed by Maxie giving the two ballet slipper Christmas ornaments that were hers and her sister, Georgie’s when they were babies.   She tells Spinelli she wants her daughter to have them.   He replies he will take one, and that she should keep one when for when she shares Christmas with their baby.    And then came the final goodbye in the doorway when Spinelli says one last time to Maxie, “Goodbye my Maximista!”  Kudos to Bradford Anderson and Kirsten Storms for giving GH viewers one goodbye they will never forget!

Watch the final scenes below courtesy of GHloveTV! Then, let us know, what did you think about Spinelli and Maxie’s final scenes?  Were you choked up? Did you shed some tears?

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Greta
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Greta

Such beautiful scenes. KS and BA really gave them their all. I’ll miss Spixie, it was such a unique and enjoyable pairing. Kudos to the writers for an amazing sendoff episode. The montage was amazing.

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I agree.

heidi
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heidi

I agree completely…Greta!

paula thomas
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paula thomas

I will miss Spinelli..a great charactgger played to perfection by Anderson

mary
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mary

i AGREE.. Bradford played Spinelli w lots of heart, humor and sensitivity. He is one of my favorites. What will Maxie and us do w/o him.

mary
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mary

Ron and Frank, please don’t crash the plane on the way to Portland. I will not forgive you for that.

heidi
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heidi

Agree completely…Paula and Mary!!! I am going to miss Bradford playing Spinelli… he is sheer perfection!!!

avril_lee
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avril_lee

Loved the montage… great tribute to Spixie and all of their various hair styles!
So sad to see Bradford Anderson go… can’t imagine GH without him!

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Just reading this again, brought tears to my eye’s. You get it Micheal

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

I dont know about Ellie but im certain Spin might agree to some guest appearances in the future when Maxi is allowed visitation rights to the baby…unless Ellie and Spin end up missing after a plane crash and the baby, who survives, is eventually returned to Maxi!

Jeff
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Jeff

Expertly played by both actors; BRAVO!

brian
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brian

Was done so well and will miss both Ellie and Spenilli… just hope Bradford doesn’t show up on the Y & R !

Elite advisors
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Elite advisors

OMG! PLease don’t even put that into the universe…. look at what they did to Michael Muhney…

I am already lobbying for MM to go to GH….. maybe even as lucky Spencer??!

carol
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carol

I wish they had given them an entire segment for the goodbye. They really deserved it. Will miss Spin and Ellie very much.

Lin
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Lin

they should have given him at least two days to say goodbye to all his friends. He was cheated, and so were we.

wayne r harrison
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wayne r harrison

I,m goin’ to miss Spinelli,he was 1 cool character n bradford anderson,played him,so very well

Ces
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Ces

Thanks GH for giving us a montage. Touching scene and Bradford Anderson is so talented and will be sorely missed. I hope he returns in SOAPtime 6 months and reunites with Maxie and Connie. Sad …. :'(

jp
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jp

Bravo GH. Yet another brillant episode added to a year of brillance.

su0000
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su0000

It was a heartfelt goodbye..
It was emotional for Bradford Anderson and Kirsten Storms.
Both were feeling their personal ‘goodbye moment’, the tears were not from acting………………………imo

CarolB
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CarolB

I will dearly miss Spinelli, he brought such great acting to GH. He and Maxie made a great fairytale couple. I wished they could have had their “happilly ever after” and stayed with the show. Anxious to see what is in store for Maxie now on GH. Good bye Spinelli may you may you leave many more great footprints for all of us to enjoy!!!!

rachie
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rachie

That scene made all the woman in my family tear up and funny thing is none of us liked spinnelli when he first came on now we all hate to see him go!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I love Spinelli. He is the most unique actor I have ever seen. He is the whole package. He is funny, dramatic, emotional, believable, unique, I could go on and on and anybody that has watched him knows what I am saying is the truth. He will not be replaced. Bradford played him as only he can do. I keep losing what I love about daytime television, eventually there will be nothing left worth watching. Blessings to you Bradford in all that you do, you will be missed.

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

Well said.

heidi
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heidi

Agree completely… Cheryl!!!

Texas bloom
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Texas bloom

I totally agree with all you said.
Daytime television is losing it’s hold. Not so sure I’ll record the show to watch later anymore. Not a good move for them to do this……

kaffe
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kaffe

BA and KS had a wonderful send off…

I had a tear in my eye….

Ron wrote a good piece….

But it makes me think of SB send off

Lin
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Lin

I thought the show was great. Bradford Anderson and Kirsten Storms did a great job. The scenes were excellent. That said, why or why did GH rush this exit. I am very unset about that. Spinelli (and Bradford) should have been allowed several days to leave town and say goodbye to his friends. Since Ellie was flying, she did not need his help. He has many, many friends in Port Charles and things to take care of before he would leave. I’m sure he has things, money in the bank, etc. This was ridiculously fast. Reminds me of a scene… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Someday we will see Spin again 🙂
FV and RC do not kill off charterers of ‘value’ ….
He didn’t kill’
Faison (no way is he dead)
Jerry
Heather
SB left, no body
Anyway.. FV and RC do not kill-off the great ones..
Robin was killed because KMc wanted to be killed-off, but yet FV and RC could let her be dead (what a shame) and kept her alive..
so, Spin might very well return someday.. 🙂

Theresa
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Theresa

I really hate it when the characters leave the soap, I love Spinelli, maybe he will return without Ellie and him and Maxie will get back together

Elite advisors
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Elite advisors

Really liked the way he grew into a real ‘man’ over the years…. hope they give it some time and lure him back with a terrific story once Kristen comes back from her maternity leave!

They somehow “work” as a couple

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

One of the only couples I love on General Hospital. I always looked forward to their scenes together.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I will SO miss Spixie! That baby is adorable! Down the road we can hope for an off screen split of Ellie and Damian and a return to Port Charles of Spinelli and Georgie. 🙂

heidi
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heidi

I am so very sad to have Bradford leaving… I love the character Spinelli and I adore Kirsten’s character Maxie. Am a huge SPIXIE fan and am so sad we are not gooing to get SPIXIE again. Bradford is so very talented and I am happy for him if this is what he wants. I will miss Spinelli incredibly! Bradford did a stunning job on Monday’s show… as did Kirsten!!! Whoever did the montage of SPIXIE made me very happy… there were two scenes from one of my favorite shows… 12/23/08… the Spinelli/Maxie and Santa episode… that I will be… Read more »

west virgina fan
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west virgina fan

Wow.
This is the way to do a send off. Wanting more, but all that a scene could be. And and an open door for the future. And a reminder that friendships is the core of any relationship and can even survive soap opera twists and turns.

bj anafan
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bj anafan

That was a fantastic goodbye scene, very moving and gut wrenching. It’s just too bad that we have to lose an actor of Bradford’s calibre but I can understand his leaving. these actors have to earn a living. They can’t be put on the back burner for months at a time and hope to support a family.

M Thomas
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M Thomas

I think the finial moment was great. This year has been very hard for me. I loved Connie and now she is gone. What are you all thinking? Bring them back. Good Luck to All and Thank you for sharing your lives with us. I have really enjoyed you.

Texas bloom
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Texas bloom

I have watched GH forever. Spinelli and Maxie have been one of my favorite couples. I can’t believe Bradford is leaving. The characters had such a fairytale love and always hoped they would get back together.

Charday
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Charday

Sorry to see him go. As someone who “found” GH again Nov. 2012 after years of not watching, his character was new to me and took a while to appreciate. But later, I did and now I will miss Spinelli.

Veronica
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Veronica

What was the name of the song and artists who sang when Maxie and Spinelli were looking back on their relationship?

May
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May

Yes, please someone, what is the name of that beautiful, touching song. And who sand it? Please answer………

PA Fan
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PA Fan

I just loved Maxi and Spinelli together and am really going to miss them. They were the ones I always looked forward to watching and was so sad when Ellie came along. I think she did a great job but I could never root for them because I wanted Spixie to be together.
Kirsten and Bradford did an amazing job with the final scene. Just wish he wouldn’t be leaving.

Belle Farmer
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Belle Farmer

I very much liked Spinelli and very sorry to see him leave, but this new Spenelli, I didn’t like him on DOOL and I like him even less playing Spenelli’s part on GH.

Belle Farmer
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Belle Farmer

I loved Spenelli playing that part. The new guy I didn’t like on DOOL. Like him even less on GH.

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