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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Can Ric's Scheme To Use Hayden To Keep Liz And Jake Apart Really Work?

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On ABC’s General Hospital viewers learned on Wednesday that it is indeed Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst),  the jilted ex of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), who is behind Hayden (Rebecca Budig) showing up out of nowhere claiming to be Jake’s (Billy Miller) wife!

Hayden and Ric apparently met via an online dating site, they did not have a love connection, so Ric – the ever calculated one – found out that Hayden needed plenty of cash for her debt that incurred after her husband left her.  Hayden agreed to be Ric’s co-conspirator in this scheme, including even posing for faux wedding photos with a guy Ric hired to pose as Jake with his “face” before his accident.

Thank goodness for Carly (Laura Wright) though! While Elizabeth starts to think that Hayden’s story of being Jake’s wife may be true, Carly is putting her foot down, saying something is way off and they head to the Metro Court to find Hayden, only when they get there they walk-in on Jake and Hayden seemingly locked in a kiss.  This happened after Hayden armed with a wedding ring, (thanks to Ric  since that could have been a bone of contention that would have blown the ruse sky high)  puts the supposed MIA ring on Jake’s finger.  When the gals walk-in viewers see Jake resisting the kiss being planted on him by Hayden!

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But how far can Ric go with this before someone pins this on him?  Even the guy he paid off to take the wedding photos showed up and looked like he was about to blackmail Ric!

So, what do you think will happen next? Will everyone in Port Charles be so duped, that they cannot figure out, or get the good on the fact that Ric and Hayden are scheming together?

Now that Rebecca Budig is on the canvas, who do you think she will be romantically paired with on GH, ultimately? Will Hayden worm her way into Jake’s heart … or someone else’s?  Share your thoughts on the story point and your predictions on it below!

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CeeCee
CeeCee

Personally, no, I do not believe Rick’s scheme will work…perhaps for a while. But, Carly, or someone else will smell a rat. This plot is overly used, how stupid are these people? And, how stupid do they think we are? Please, writers, add a little sophistication to your ‘cloak &dagger’ storylines.
Things will not add up…something’s ‘gotta’ give. So far, Liz has weak, little doubts about this fake wife……not so Carly…she is sure of foul play and that something fishy is afoot. Something is really rotten in the state of Denmark….ahem, I mean New York.

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

Why isnt Jake demanding to see the minster who allegedly married them, inlaws, friends and coworkers who can comfirm they are a couple—or go to the town where they were married, lived and work—you can fake photos but not everything!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Jim, if Rebecca Budig showed up on your doorstep claiming she was your wife would you want ANY proof!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Why, jimh? ….because Jake is there to be a dummy. No mind of his own. Is this how the writers want him to be?
I agree with you. Why does he not question anything? Why does he accept what is told to him?
He may not remember his past, but, we know , he himself said, on several occasions, that he has an affinity with Liz. His memory is also stirred by Carly and Sam.
But, his senses draw a blank with Hayden. Shouldn’t that tell him something?
If the writers do not light a match underJake’s pants and embark him on a voyage of discovery, per se, …..well, they’re in the wrong business…writers…give us something…..give Jake all the ammunition he needs to seek the truth instead of relying upon women to do the work for him.
And, what is wrong with Liz? Why is she giving up? Oh, yeah, it would not be ethically/morally right…sure!!!

Lin
Lin

I totally agree Jim H. And with Cee Cee. They need to give Jake/son some strength in his personality. Billy Miller is a good actor, but they need to give him some strength in his personality or the new Jason will be boring. I don’t want him to be in the mob, but I don’t want him to be a total wimp. he knows he feels nothing for Hayden … We need Jason /Jake to be interested in finding out the truth. maybe working with Carly to find out the truth. He needs to start finding out who he is.

AJQ
AJQ

Sophisticated storytelling is not something we are going to get. Characters are routinely dumbed down to advance or stall a plot and the audience is supposed to ignore that as the characters ignore the obvious. The funny thing here is that on a show where characters are routinely dumbed down and fooled, Liz and Carly are suspicious of Hayden from the start. Liz had attitude before she even opened her mouth. So that’s a departure from the usual way that characters are portrayed, but it is so OTT and unwarranted that their “smarts” lose credibility. At least be initially receptive to the idea that a missing person with amnesia could be found by his wife. Start getting skeptical as her story becomes questionable and things don’t fit; not from the second she shows up. How about writing a story? And BTW, when Jake and Liz were scratching their heads as to why Hayden might be making up the story, Helena never crossed their minds? The woman implanted a chip in his brain to control him, she’s the reason he’s here, and she’s not at least a suspect? Now of course we know she’s not involved, but how would she not be part of the discussion? But to the bigger point, the whole story is being presented in ridiculous fashion. First, the comments by Liz about searching through every missing persons report in the country and Carly saying that Jake has been haunted by the fact that he could have a family out there? Are you serious writers? One of the unbelievable parts of this story has been that for six months, Jake Doe has shown no interest in who he really is, why Helena would have targeted him, how he has this skill set that she wanted to utilize, or if he has a family. We’ve seen no search, no struggle. It has been a perplexing element of this story for months, that is MONTHS, and now we’re told oh yeah, all of the questions and struggle and emotion that we didn’t see, one of the reasons this story has been so lackluster and thin, were actually there. Do the writers just read boards like this, learn from the viewers what is deficient in their story and then think they fix it with a line or two from a character, after the fact, way after the fact? As for Hayden showing up, again, it is all written so thin, as if the audience are children. This could have been interesting if written with sophistication, with an intricate plan, not a photo shoot at the Metro Court. Which btw, the Metro Court? The writers sketch a scenario where Carly and Liz walk in on Hayden and Jake kissing, so the obvious thing is have them in a room at the Metro Court because Carly can bust in with a key. The fact that Ric, or anyone else for that matter, would have to be a complete moron, to use that room,… Read more »

CeeCee
CeeCee

Your account, AJQ, is so precise and complete, I have goose bumps. You say it so well….with so much grace, without insulting anyone…Thank you!!!!
I have mentioned many times, that this site is chock-full of many intelligent posters…I should say ‘thinkers’. You are one of them. Thus, it is insulting to the viewers to write such drivel. So many, if not most, of the storylines are mired with illogical, grasping-at-straws plots bordering on ennui.
The writers do not even make an attempt to get their ducks in a row. They do not seem to think of the audience. There is no cohesive thought behind offering a feasible scenario either.

su0000
su0000

you asked ”Were there not other options? ”
there are other options..
1- the library. Reading a good book .. 😉

Patricio
Patricio

Great response q! We are in for 3-6 months of nonsense with this story.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Bravo, this is one of the best reasoned and expressed posts on this site in quite some time. The fact that you (and other viewers) can see all this so clearly just begs the question: How can the writers, whose job it is to think about these things, be so lackadaisical in their plotting? It’s really unfortunate; this story could have been so much better than it is.

Kalle
Kalle

You are right, so right! They have good actors and let their good skills be misused with the poor script.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

AJQ…great, intelligently written comment!

I agree…Helena should have crossed their minds. It crossed mine and I actually think that would have been a more interesting path for the writers to have taken, since Ric’s scheme was so obvious…and will be so easily taken apart. And I also wondered how the writers could take such a bright guy, excellent lawyer, manipulative aficionado…who really did seem to be a changed man upon his return, and have him fall back on his old ways so soon. Especially since one of the reasons he lost Liz was due to this very behavior. His love for Molly, his desire to restart his relationship with Elizabeth, his desperate plea to to be understood and believed…only to fall back into the same pattern. Can he be that stupid? Apparently, yes.

I’m starting to think the writers deliberately incense the viewer so we can play this interactive game with them as we decipher the error of their ways and toss around ideas. Gotta hand it to them…they’ve turned a negative into a positive!

davlestev1
davlestev1

AJQ it doesn’t even have to be all that sophisticated as long as the majority of the story is plausible..and by plausible it’s like you said..not months later after scouring the best boards out there with the best bloggers…YES US…YES MICHAEL FAIRMAN…LOL…but for real not LOL… that’s just the truth. How incredibly spot on. How do you not sit for moments at a time and tie one thread together with another..it’s a job that gives you thorough hours of enjoyment making up the world of other people’s lives…THEN DO IT LIKE YOU CARE ABOUT IT…common sense writing doesn’t mean boring and deliberately trying to make fans scream at the tv because you deliberately went left of center..for that effect…STOP…THINK…WRITE…LOOK BACK…REMEMBER…WRITE…GEEZ…the amount they get paid for the sheer amount of BS they sometimes put out is just mind boggling.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Su0000 another option is just READING YOU BOO BOO KITTY when you post f0000lishness

Harry
Harry

The only way this could have been worse is if Sparkle Pony suddenly trotted in saying she’s the real wife.
This is like that movie Overboard only there’s no charismatic and funny Kirk Russell and Goldie Hawn to pull this off.
This story has gone overboard to the point of killing off my interest in the great Jake reveal. Billy Miller as Jason was one of the story aspects which drew me back in.

dmr
dmr

I am about 2.5-3 weeks behind. I have no inclination to attempt to catch-up-which is sad. I feel as though the writers just need to scrap a lot of these “storylines” and start over.

davlestev1
davlestev1

You know what dmr…i’m behind as bad as you…a bit worse..I gladly binge on B&B because even though they can churn out some mess at times at the moment it is can’t miss or you better have a DVR…I won’t dump my ep’s of GH but it does make me cringe at times and FF..the sad thing is that it’s so over the top I watch it for the camp of the story more than the meaning or passion for the story..I FF Days more than I should but not through the scenes of drunk Anne trying to drunk up sober Brady…but it’s a tedious show and Jennifer Horton just needs to move somewhere else…PERIOD…as for Y&R..not to happy with the lean toward must see sweeps period stories but since the same writers are still credited with the same shows months after Pratt took over…I can only imagine the mess left to be seen when their names disappear and it’s all up to him..so I brace myself and do my best not to FF too much…thanks for the Burgess Jenkin scenes which help move a show forward REAL QUICK…and in short..I HEAR YOU.

Harry
Harry

Dear Suoo:
Next time you visit the comment section beneath a story about The Young and the Restless and you express how horrid you think the show is, I am going to hit you back with one of your lines. This one is a keeper–“There are other options. Going to the library. Read a good book.”
Hello Kitty, indeed, Dave!

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

The big question is: ‘What is Hayden suppose to do next if she convinces Jake they ‘are’ husband and wife’—does she have any friends and relatives, and will they play along?…This plotline cant last long…Hayden will have to stay in PC and live with Jake or Ric’s chances to be with Liz will end before it started…

CeeCee
CeeCee

I doubt the writers thought that far, jimh. Hayden would certainly have a ‘lotta splainin’ to do. I hope Jake mans up and not just accept what she tells him. Who knows, perhaps in the midst of it all, a miracle will happen and he’ll get his memory back.
I also think she’ll fess up. I caught a little bit of something on her face during Carly’s heated tirade…..or, she’ll just lure him into bed. No, just kidding…I doubt it’ll come to that, it can’t!
That’s a great question, jimh. This has to be one of the most stupid move the writers could have concocted. It is so frustrating because we are not children. Rick is too old to behave this way…what are TPTB thinking?????? In what world can this idiocy work? There are so many holes in this scheme, I want to scream.
Ergo, all the question. If you had, for a minute, thought this plot would work, Jimh, would you ask questions? No, you would accept the story and follow it through.

su0000
su0000

Dear harry..
You say I hate Y&R.. not true..
1st= I can not hate anything that is not real.. I get irritated..
I have never once commented on the Y&R writers/stories, never
I had a good laugh over the disasters LOL
I love Victor and others..
You read my horrible opinion of Sharon and recently the whining no tears Summer who needs to be eaten by cannibals along with Sharon and Terrible Billy and they need to be killed off.. I’m tweeting Pratt with ideas how to kill them in a terrible manner LOL
I have never written a 2 page rant as some seem to think are amusing, I do not even read those things that is too much bitching and whining for me to digest at one time, it’s unpleasant to read a huge bitch and whine fest LOL
To have that much animosity over a soap and yet watch it is not logical, something is not right with that ..
But– there are 4 characters I show and give no mercy to and they are horrible and when it comes to me wishing them killed off, I will do it with zest and vigor! LOL ..
Not liking certain characters is different than not liking the soap ..
I luvs my soaps…and GH is #1 …
rave on Harry ! 🙂 luv reading you!

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

Now he have a fake Jake posing as Jake-Jake has seen a photo of Fake posing as Jake in photo with Hayden-now Fake is going to blackmail Ric-will Fake end up dead or injured and end up treated at GH-ironically treated by Liz-will Jake and Fake come face-to-face-will Jake secretly play a game to catch Hayden in her lies by saying he remembers now and says they ARE husband and wife-will Jake demand more than photos to prove he is Haydens husband-show me another living person like the minister who married them or inlaws who can confirm they are a couple-will Ric be forced to hire more FRIGGEN FAKES to become the minister and inlaws who will also blackmail Ric? Too much with this friggen freakish fakes with Jake when we already been dragged out with the fluke storyline-please, lets move on-i still like GH but lets get something new goin-PLEASE!!!…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

As I said on the other site, Jimh, leaches always come back for more blood. Rick will never get rid of this guy. Fake Jake will be a major downfall for Rick.

Laurie
Laurie

I blame this wacky storyline all on you Jim H! LOL. The writers are coming on this board and reading all your clever, detailed scenarios and picking out their fav parts and running with it. Carry on, Jim H!

jimh(leave it to beave)
jimh(leave it to beave)

This takes me back to my childhood—-when my father blamed me for every wacky thing that went wrong in our house—from a fly getting in our house as i came in to a burned out light bulb…lol

Timmm
Timmm

I understand Ric loves Liz and will do anything to get her BUT I cannot believe Ric and Hayden met on an online dating service and it didnt work? I mean they look good together and for them two to be in cahoots they have that in common. What couple meets online and schemes a brain injured dude to think he has a wife and the other tries to win back his number one love? Ric will be found out and will lose Liz and Sam will get Jakeson and Ric and Hayden will fall for each other like it should have always been! I would chose Hayden over Liz anyday! Liz, she will go creepin around Spoon Island after Ric and Jakeson are spoken for. Poor Nicholas!

CeeCee
CeeCee

A real life COMEDY OF ERRORS, huh, Timmm? You’re so funny…I love it!

jimh(leave it to beave)
jimh(leave it to beave)

Replying her…i remember RB as Michelle Baurer on GL—so if she showed up on my doorstep claiming to be my wife and i was a decade younger—maybe i would accept her as my wife with or without amnesia…lol

jimh(leave it to beave)
jimh(leave it to beave)

ps…if any attractive woman showed up at my door claiming to be my wife even after she sees me, i would know right there and then she must be an escaped mental patient…lol

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

Someone posited the theory that Hayden is Nathan’s long-lost girlfriend, if so, she will be coming between my two favorite couples, Jake&Liz, Nathan&Maxie. Exactly what happened on AMC, Rebecca Budig’s Greenlee came between Ryan&Gillian and Leo&Becca, my two faves. She’s a good actress, but I hate the characters she plays! LOL

CeeCee
CeeCee

No, Hayden is in her forties. One of our fellow-posters suggested that Valerie, Luke’s niece, was Nathan’s lost love.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Laurie,
I had completely forgotten about the fact that Nik knows Jake is Jason. Of course, you make the most sense. That fact will be a very delectable storyline in itself.

connie
connie

That’s how I look at it. Nothing like bringing back a favorite daytime actress, only to have her be hated, right from the get-go. I didn’t see the entire episode today, but I think the whole lot of them, Jake, Carly, Liz and Hayden ought to take a trip over to Beecher’s Corners, see if anyone recognizes Hayden. Oh, and I also think that Danny should cross paths with Jake and recognize him as his father again, and see if maybe Jake recognizes him.

Laurie
Laurie

I don’t think she’s hated Connie. Much talk of pairing her with Ric after their very first scenes together.. Now social media is rampant with these suggestions and rumors. I really haven’t seen much hate at all for her, which is a miracle considering! As of now, she’s only short-term. I think she’s going to set her sights on Nik after he busts her for charade. Just rumors and my opinion.

Patricio
Patricio

Hey Maddie-

You are correct, she is a good actress but can’t get a good part! When Leo Dupres left she was done.

aria
aria

Rick scheme is starting out weak, he was dumb enough to let the guy impersonating jake in on what he’s trying to do with Hayden, why would he let this guy know so much? i would of hire the guy, told him we are shooting pics for a catalog for anything really and paid the guy a modeling fee, therefore theres no reason this guy should of know what rick is planning, this proves how dumb rick is, on top of that he shoots pic of this guy in carry’s hotel, really? so i’m interested how things will play out, i for one i’m glad with Rebecca Budig addition to the cast, hope she sticks around for a long time and gets involve with other characters eventually, but for now this story is not showing rick is the smartest gu;y here, he’s looking more desperate, and one more thing, can carly not save the day please? liz was suspicious enough on her own , we don’t need carly coming in and being the one who figures everything out, its really insulting to Liz and Jake to be dumb down so that Carly can look smart, and we all know they’ll add Sam to this story and i can see it coming here come Nancy Drew wannabe and she to will be the one to save the day, how depressing.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You’re right, Aria. Jake, himself, should be the one to dissenter his own past. As I said, TPTB are writing him as a dumb rooster; a prop, while the hens do the work. Is this how Jason managed his past life? I was under the impression he took any issue into his own hands, come what may.
Oh, yeah….this reminds me….wait until Sam gets involved in this ridiculous venture of an all-female cast for the sake of the greater good….can’t wait…

Patrick
Patrick

“… one more thing, can carly not save the day please? ”

here, here

do we not know what to do with laura Wright… since the regime of RC/FV started?

her towering over Billy Miller doesn’t look good at ALL… she looks ginormous… next to him… even with Billy Miller ‘ Jake’ mind back… i don’t see how these two are BFF ?

give us a break….

RC/FV : pair Laura Wright with Rick Hearst…. “Ric and Carly”

I agree with a lot of the posts: Ric Lansing… I’ve always thought… despite his turns as a bad guy… which he’s the best being… is not stupid… he’s a shrewd lawyer… LOL ??? he’s street wise savvy

CeeCee
CeeCee

Golly Gee, Patrick. If Carly looks ginormous next to Jake? Sonny looks like an ant next to her…..I have been lamenting this for months. What happened? I got ‘shot’ for saying it…LOL.

Patrick
Patrick

LOL

I just finished the last two eps, last night : wed/thurs

and I rest my case… gosh my life has slowed down… I find her to be loud, overbearing, and not appealing

she mowed over Liz… Jake looked kowtowed… and just stood their

Liz : you take responsibility for your actions
Carly : you are an honorable man
Hayden : you were so quiet it bugged me
Sam : meanwhile, is remembering : “there’s just one ring”

???? !!! huh

pandering, playing to hype…. playing their parts…

bear in mind all this before he’s even got his mind back

OK : for those of us who’ve watched Billy Miller on Y&R… it’s achingly trying to watch BM as Jake…

the writing up to this point… hasn’t lent itself any where near applause

a few tantalizing moments….
his last kiss with Liz
his mob take with Sam

I’ve since decided I don’t mind RB’ Hayden

the model with Ric thing ws completely unnecessary… unless Ric asks for Sonny and/or Dukes help and just snuffs the guy out

it’s not looking well for the fall out of Rick Hearst : Ric

I try to imagine Billy Miller with his own personality… after all the cast has done to shine and show their character

it’s dim at best… worst case scenario… Billy Miller ??? will he or won’t he be some one ; something the audience takes

Leslie Charleson, Jane Elliott, Wally Kurth, and “Alice” are waiting in the wings to help along

CeeCee
CeeCee

Patrick, you an an absolute hoot, my friend…” Carly, you are an honorable man”… OMG…that is soooooo funny…I almost did pee pee in my ‘yogas’. triple LOL.

Madison
Madison

No I honestly don’t think it will work. However love the addition of Rebecca Budig and hope she gets paired with Tyler Christopher’s Nik.

Timmm
Timmm

I agree. I thought Rebecca was going to be casted as a plastic surgeon at the Shriners hospital and her and Nick would connect there. That would have given him someone to bounce things off of as a professional and they could start a friendship.

connie
connie

I could see the two of them together, but how? She’s supposed to be Jake Doe’s long-lost wife, which of course, Nic knows is not true because he is (I believe) the only one in town who knows that Jake is Jason. I think he’s a little done with connivers and liars…but I do miss Britt.

Virginia
Virginia

I agree it’s not going to work long; he will remember that he is Jason soon enough. Sam is still around, maybe Robin should show up to clear things up.

Rose
Rose

No, no, no to Robin saving the day! Leave her where ever she is in limbo land.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

@Connie…unfortunately Nic has become a conniver and liar. He’s known for weeks Jake is Jason and hasn’t told him or Liz, Sam, Carly, Monica…anyone!…as he schemes to take ELQ. He’s really in no position to judge Rick…but he will.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I still believe that Nik has a good reason for keeping Jake’s identity hush-hush. I do not think that neither he nor Sloane is crooked. Maybe I’m too naive, but I don’t want Nik to turn into a bonafied Cassadine. He and Sloane need Jake as he is to aid them in catching bigger fish. I love Billy, so I don’t mind prolonging this storyline a bit….however, not to the point of exasperation.
And, connie? I miss Britt too!

Suzie2013
Suzie2013

Can it? Yes. Will it? For a while but in the end Ric will always fall on that sword…He is smart, devious, shockingly handsome, whitty, elegant, smooth, and a throw back to the Cary Grant area, and arguably the best actor on GH. Why they never have him win I will never understand but they don’t! So no he will not keep them apart… That being said I don’t believe for a second Lake/ Liason will last or that Jasam will either… My best guess sometime by the end of this year middle of next we will see Siam, Niz, and Scrubs… JMO

Patrick
Patrick

NICE take, on Ric Lansing

I don’t get GH production

Ric Lansing… is one of the best actors… top tier …
he’s elevating GH… or should be

he came on like gangbusters… then he was in the witness protection program… and comes back???? are you kidding me

GH : do not waste this man

Patrick
Patrick

he’s a two time emmy winner for GH

isn’t that enough mojo , moxie, man

Rose
Rose

Besides how Rick has been written, I don’t think they use the talents of several others on a regular basis. From Tony as tedious, slovenly Fluke; Laura/Carly as mother-of-the-year shrew; Liz as the perennially never-can-make-it-work “nurse Jackie.” Even Alexis who is supposed to be a brilliant lawyer. And if they are going to have smart crime lords who run the East coast, why not use Sonny and Julian better. Sonny just rants and postures, and Julian seems to do nothing.

But we know the writers have it in them when they give actors something to work with, and they shine…Nicholas after Spenser’s accident, or Roger/Franco and Kiki when Kristen left, and Eva.

Rose
Rose

Add Anna/Fiona and Duke to the list of underused talent.

richard
richard

Her being apart of Ric’s scheme came to light WAY too soon….so i’m guessing her real “husband” is someone on the canvas, bc that part of the story came out too quick. I love RB and looking forward to this…she still should’ve been Greenlee Smythe though…..lol…..her real ex-hubby is in PC…lets take guesses as to who it is……

mfarris70
mfarris70

I’m not loving this at all. Seems like the kind of plot-driven story from the Chuck Pratt days of yore.

su0000
su0000

I’m likin’ it too!!

” Oh, what a tangled web we weave: When first we practise to deceive!” ….

cool:)

Harry
Harry

suOO, despite your constant admonishment that we all need to read more books, you seem to have a bit of a reading comprehension issue.
Farris wrote that she does not love this story at all so your response that you “like it too” strikes a note of incongruity.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Su,
Is there anything you do not like about GH? These writers are so good, generous, smart, innovative, profoundly moral etc. there is a place just for them in Paradise….waiting.
Lol, su. You are so lovable…I mean it! Later.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Su.
I assume you realize how apropos that quote by Sir Walter Scott is to this scheme Rick fabricated.
The quote is extracted from the epic poem MARMION. It was titled after its main protagonist, who falsely accused his nemesis in order to ‘steal’ his fiancée from him. So, GH’ writers are basically using that concept.
However, Su, the best part? MARMION is defeated…killed. And, the lovers were reunited.
Moral of the story? Those who deceive others, will get caught in their own web of lies.

su0000
su0000

Harry.. you missed my sarcasm lol
CeeCee .. I am enthusiastic !!!

I see way too many people with soap burn out …. it is very noticeable..
Burn out is when nothing is fun any longer nothing is right or good, it all sucks big time=burn out..
I am far from soap burn out and am still in the Loving Enthusiastic stage..
(bet the old timers miss that feeling they had way back in time before they got the dreaded burn out syndrome.. .. lol

long live our soaps!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

@Harry…lol…I noticed that too but I’m thinking she was responding to someone else and it wound up under the wrong comment…

rebecca1
rebecca1

okay, Harry. no one likes it…so now I’m thinking “I like it, too” means I like this like I like every story on GH. can’t fault someone for having enthusiasm and a positive attitude!

Timmm
Timmm

It takes a while for new characters to catch on, especially if we know them from other soaps. Hayden is way to new. My two examples of mega talent that is just not clicking, so far is Michelle Stafford as Nina and Kelly Sullivan over on Y&R as Sage. So far both of those women’s new characters have bombed. Its not too late and I will be patient because I love them both!

cct41
cct41

Too many characters COULD be involved..
BUT…when JAKE sees SAM’S RING…It might bring back MEMORIES…

rose
rose

Hayden said “Jake” was her husband at liz’s front door. But doesn’t he have another real, first name that she would have known since they were supposedly married? Or did I miss something?

Doesn’t surprise me Rick’s plan is unravelling. It may be quicker than usual for a soap, but maybe the writers have a reason, especially since Jake’s photo double is going to make himself a nuisance.

Frustration over the Fluke story. Please end. Talk about predictable. And I lost my appetite for scrambled eggs for a while. I’d hate to think I won’t miss Tony when he eventually goes to Amsterdam.

Wish GH hadn’t killed off Connie. Been watching Y&R and so far I think Kelly’s talent is being wasted there. Plus GH is sorely in need of some strong women. Connie started out a successful woman when she first came to Port Charles. She brought fashion and style with her, something else PC can use. Plus a nice break from all of the crime stories. Seems most of the other women/girls in PC seem to be less colorful, or falling in and out of love all of the time. Maybe Maxie should go to Julian and propose she help relaunch Crimson. She sure could use a job, and she has a flair for fashion.

Miss Jax as well. He could give the Quartermaines and Nicholas a run for their money.

Find Sam and Patrick just don’t seem to have that special spark. They almost act like an old married couple.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Of course this scheme will fail– but they have to extend revealing Jake as Jason until May sweeps, so this is a story arc should last about that long. I hope RB character’s Hayden will be connected to someone else in town, otherwise she will just be another big name soap actress brought in for a short stint. Right now she is Ron’s new toy to play with while other characters already established languished on the proverbial shelf, so fans should enjoy her while they can because on this show characters disappear as quickly as they appear.

crimson151
crimson151

I am hoping it doesn’t last too long. I am really enjoying Jake & Liz and man today they were smoking hot! There are a lot of holes in Rics plan, the major one being that Liz doesn’t love him anymore. He needs to move on and let her be happy. I do love Rebecca Budig though and wouldn’t mind seeing Hayden stick around, just not with Jake!

Michael
Michael

No because eventually they will find out Jake is really Jason.

su0000
su0000

True,,
But-
Will he be Stone Cold or back to where he started a Quartermain?
Perhaps he will like his life as Jake and want to keep it..
I don’t think he will go back with Sam no matter which he becomes..

su0000
su0000

ohhh by the way;
I said it was Ric..
Who hired Hayden To Keep Liz And Jake Apart (bowing lol)

davlestev1
davlestev1

Don’t bang your head on a table su0000 as you bow in utter awe of yourself…LOL… NOT…

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thank goodness for that, Su. Sam/Kelly and Jake/Billy? Together? Please, NO!!!!! Cringe-worthy.

k/kay
k/kay

Here is the straight facts Becky Herbst has chemistry with everybody they put her up against so it is tough to pair her with one. She is as my husband says a porcelain doll how does any actress compete with that?????

Patrick
Patrick

Billy Miller said the exact same thing.. with regard to Rebecca Herbst in a SOD issue.. that I read …

Lucky, AJ, Nikolas, Ric, Jake Doe, Jason… this list is endless

Gay men are in love with her

so.. I’m in total agreement… when BM was asked.. about his “new” costars.. who does he gush the most about

Liz

she is radiant

PULLS

rebecca1
rebecca1

Just dumb all around. Rick lost Liz due to his lies and manipulations. Even if it worked…does he think she’d never find out? Does he even consider the fact “Jake” could get his memory back? Or…does he have a plan so evil that he feels no one could tie him to the plan…dumb, dumb and dumber. Let’s just get on with Jake/Jason and Liz. have Jake remember who he is…and see where all the players land….

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ahh, Timmm….you sly, dog you…LOL. Yeah, jimh, what would you do if a pretty woman knocked on your door claiming to be your wife? I’d like to know.

jimh(leave it to beave)
jimh(leave it to beave)

If a pretty woman knocked on my door to claim to be my wife my first thought would be she must have escaped from MsCavaige…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

You make me ROAR with laughter…such wit, jimh. …you, Harry, and Timmm should get together and write a book on THE ART OF WITTICISM….LOL.

Timmm
Timmm

HEATHER!

CeeCee
CeeCee

There you go, Jimh. HEATHER! Hahahahahah. Hilarious.

jimh(leave it to beave)
jimh(leave it to beave)

I dont think Heather’s that crazy…lol

sandie
sandie

I absolutely LOVE Rebecca Budig!! I missed her since AMC sadly was canceled. I hope she stays on GH. But not with Jake.
The Jason/Jake s/l needs to step it up,,please please I beg you,,,don’t let this go on as long as Fluke has,,,

PGP
PGP

Buddig is a decent actress…I enjoyed her as Michelle Bauer, though I preferred Bethany Joei Lenz then Joei Lenz in that role. I don’t think that this plot will last. I am guessing a May sweeps ending. I thought Buddig was temporary on the show? If not maybe she can make Nikolas a little less dull!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Rebecca stormed onto the AMC stage like a whirlwind…captivating, she was.
Greelee and Leo shone together. That pairing was the IT couple for me. There will never be another Josh Duhamel and Rebecca Budig…both beautiful, passionate, and devilish…so good together…sigh!

Karen
Karen

One word BORING GH as is Fluke/Luke. Sorry I have watched GH forever and that means from the beginning, but these storylines just are either ridiculous or stretched out for so long they become BORING!
With such talented performers would be great if the writing equallied them.

penny
penny

Some contracts should add the following “please do not dumb down my character”.

MC
MC

Probably would help Ric’s plan if FakeJake actually had blue eyes. Just saying…

Loving the chemistry between Billy & Becky.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I do too, MC…..loving and oh, so sweet.

keith d croninf a
keith d croninf a

when will they finally reveal jake as jason morgan. i’m sure a lot of people are over the waiting for this reveal. you ban only string viewers for so long until they become a aggravated and turn off. i’m reaching my point. let jason out and stop stringing your loyal viewers along. i think we’ve waited long enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

su0000
su0000

I’m in no hurry for Jason to come out..
I am really liking and enjoying the journey of Jake..
I am liking Jake more than Jason !

I think after Jason comes back I will miss Jake 🙁

I as of now, don’t want Jason back I’m luvin Jake ..

jm beachb
jm beachb

Rick Lansing has always been a snake in the grass and will always be one as far as I am concern. Poor Elizabeth the writers keeps making her fall for that, how sad. I know what’s going to happen Rick’s scheme will be discovered sooner rather than later and lets face it should be because it is a weak scheme. Then Elizabeth and Jake will finally have their moments for two or three episodes and it will come out that he is Jason and Elizabeth will be hurt again and an entire new mess will start meaning he goes back to Sam and the mob; eventually when he gets his memory back. I personally do not consider him Jason I never have and probably never will. I d ont want him in the mob or with Sam he is an entirely different character in my opinion. They need to give him his own storyline. I am tired of Sam getting everything and Elizabeth always being on the back burner; But its GH so its to be expected. Poor Patrick he is just getting set up to be hurt again. They love to put all the pain on one or two people. I would not mine seeing Patrick with Sabrina or Elizabeth at some point. My first choice is Sabrina but t hey are g oing to put her with Michael at least for a while. I find that ridicules because Michael is so much younger than Sabrina. How stupid and the writers are getting crazier each year.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Does GH’s Margaux Have A Connection To Someone In Port Charles? If So, Who?

This week, General Hospital viewers saw that the ABC daytime drama series is teasing a potential pairing of Drew (Billy Miller) and the new district attorney in town, Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), after the two characters run into each other at a concession stand at the cancelled baseball game.

As fans of the soap genre know, Miller and Hendrickson also played former love interests on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott and Chloe Mitchell.

During Hendrickson’s first #AskGH live Twitter Q&A when asked: “Is your character connected to someone on the show?”  Elizabeth responded: “As of now Margaux is new to town … but you never know, there may be some connection that has not be revealed yet :)”

That tweet has left fans speculating if perhaps Margaux, has an ex in Port Charles, is tied to a major family in someway, or perhaps has some legal trouble past?

Recently on GH. when Chase (Josh Swickard) arrived on the scene as the new cop (following Nathan’s (Ryan Paevey) untimely death), it was later revealed that he was actually the half-brother to Finn (Michael Easton).  And as we know in the soaps, connections are usually the key to more long term success in a role, rather than being just a standalone character, but there have been exceptions.

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So, who would you like to see Margaux have a connection to on GH?  What do you think will happen with her character? Comment below.

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