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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly and Nelle’s Showdown Brings A Cliffhanger Ending, Literally!

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When Chloe Lanier (Nelle) and Laura Wright (Carly) get-together in the ongoing contentious battle between Nelle and Carly you know there is going to be emotion, fireworks, and high-stakes, and on Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, their scenes did not disappoint.

DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN TODAY’S EPISODE AND PLAN ON WATCHING IT.

First, Michael (Chad Duell) is on his way to take care of Nelle himself and to get his son, Wiley back home safely from Nelle’s abduction of the little boy.  He calls Carly and lets her know he has a lead on Nelle and is going after her.  But Nelle finds the tracking device she placed in Wiley’s stuffed animal which was all part of her plan and realizes things are going south when she is probably already being tracked-down because of it.

Michael gets to the cabin and is met by a vase to the head by Nelle.   But when that does not work to knock Michael out, he demands to know where Wylie is.  He attempts to barter with Nelle that if she leads him to their son, he will promise to keep Nelle in the child’s life.   Then, and once again, Nelle brings up Carly and tells Michael that his mother will never allow that.

Nelle says Michael never stood up for her, but then he tells her – after slitting Brook Lynn’s (Briana Lane) throat and kidnapping Wylie, she is going down and he will make sure Sonny (Maurice Benard) takes care of it.  Michael hears Wiley cry- so he runs into the other room to be with him, while Nelle makes a run for it.

Next, with Jax (Ingo Rademacher) in tow, Carly shows up at the cabin and sees Michael and learns that Nelle got away.  Carly tells Michael, that’s it! This need to end now.  Nelle needs to be stopped!  So, of course, Carly is the one to go after Nelle, while Michael stays by Wylie’s side.

Outside, and near the road and the cabin, Carly comes upon Nelle, and then the showdown begins.  Carly tells Nelle she is going to prison for attacking Brook Lynn and stealing Wylie.  Nelle turns things on Carly and tells her she should have been there for her since they are sisters!  Carly is quick to counter that Nelle kept pushing until she destroys things, something Carly knows a thing or two about.

Carly tells Nelle to finally do the right thing and turn herself in for Wylie’s sake.  Just then, Carly and Nelle get into a tussle and Nelle tells Carly to come get her! Next, Carly hears Nelle’s cry for help and screams.  When she comes upon her Nelle has gone over an embankment, holding on for dear life … or take a terrible fall below.

In true soap fashion, Carly tries to grab Nelle’s hands, but Nelle loses her grip (OR was it intentional to set Carly up for murder?) and she plummets. Did Nelle just die? Did she plan a great escape to blame Carly and ruin her life? We have to tune-in tomorrow to find out the upshot of this cliffhanger.

So what did you think of the end of today’s General Hospital? What do you think will happen next?  Comment below.

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Say hello to Morgan while you’re down there Nelle.

Lord have mercy! I hope this is NOT how Nelle goes out. It will another disappointing, narrow story ending of a great villain; just like Shiloh’s ending was disappointing. (And I still believe he could be alive, so the writers could have redeemed themselves if so much time hadn’t passed.)

With Nelle, I really wanted to see a who-dunnit. So many people had reason to bump her off and were practically saying so. But we get saddled with a repeat story of the biggest enemy of the villain being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Now, I guess, Carly will be charged with murdering Nelle and stand trial. She’ll get convicted, go to jail for five days and then get out for over-crowding or rescuing the governor’s daughter. Sigh. How many times much we watch such crap???

Have Nelle survive only to have a great murder mystery play out. Three are so many possibilities.

No, this isn’t how she goes out. This is how she gets injured to the point of needing blood transfusions. You might have noticed she was wearing the half-hearted necklace when she was arguing with Carly. This is mostly going to be the setup for Nelle to be clinging to life and for Jax (why else would he even be there) to notice the necklace and bring Nina in so they can drain her blood.

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As usual you make good sense.I never believed they would kill off Nelle because the big mystery of she and Nina being mother and daughter would be for naught and they have put so much into this SL, the heart necklaces, etc.

I doubt Nelle is dead—too easy. Maybe??

She’s not in Hell yet. And you know she ain’t ever going the other direction!!

Ih Hell no let’s all say One Great Big Prayer and hope that Nelle is DEAD and put an end to all of this and as for Carly she will be fine with mo Charges at all

It looked to me that Nelle deliberately threw herself off that ledge.—-is she so mentally deteriorated that she’d risk anything to get Carly? —even her own death?
Will Carly be accused of pushing her? Another court case? How thrilling–not!! Especially with sainted Carly and her brewding husband.

I don’t think she is dead. Someone will nurse her back to health. She will blame Carly she will go to jail for a little than get out.

Hi, Joyce—-I tend to agree with you…..too easy to be rid of Nelle this way—

I agree but it was dark and maybe the drop is not as deep as you would suspect. I believe Nelle is still alive and that does not make me happy.

A small clarificaton, guys—-I purposely used “brewding” in lieu of “brooding”— you know; he hides behind his “coffee business”. Pardon the inane pun.

I think it will be the end of Nell and Carly will not face charges and it will end up a tragic death. Reason behind it Nell snapped mentally because she couldn’t cope with the coming consequences of her actions.

I watched a small clip, and it was the same repetitive dialogue. Although, both actresses did a great job.

Mark my words, number one, Nelle is not dead and number two, she will find Morgan and they will return from the “Dead” together!

Nelle and her shenanigans has what’s kept me tuning into GH the last year. An awesome soap villain.

Charday…she is also a very good actress, for me the only good thing to come out of the Fluke story.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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General Hospital Daytime Emmy-Winning Directing Team Remembers Johnny Wactor: “He Came to Set Every Day with a Smile of Gratitude and a Love-Filled Hug for Everybody”

It has been a rough year and a half for the General Hospital family losing so many beloved cast members and producer, Nneka Garland.  Now, the Daytime Emmy-winning directing team has spoken out about the emotional toll it has taken on everyone associated with the show, and most recently, with the heartbreaking murder of Johnny Wactor (Ex-Brando Corbin).

The actor was shot back in the wee hours of the morning on May 25th by a masked gunman who was part of three car thieves trying to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s vehicle. Johnny came upon the scene after he finished his bartending shift in downtown Los Angeles and was walking a co-worker to their cars.

Last Friday at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, GH was named Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series. Following their on-stage victory, the group stopped by to chat with Michael Fairman TV on the Winners Walk.

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Directors Robert Markham, Tina Keller, Allison Reames and the rest of the award-wining directing team, shared in the joy of their victory, but it was not lost on them the seriousness of the moment as well.

Tina Keller expressed, “It’s been a rough year, and it’s been really rough for General Hospital recently with Johnny.” Keller, along with Robert Markham recalled what it was like working with Wactor.

“He came to set every day with a smile of gratitude and a love-filled hug for everybody,” shared Keller. “I’ve never worked with anyone who was so much light-filled and happy to be where he was. Just so much gratitude and joy and it’s a tremendous loss for his friends, his family, and anyone who loved him.” An emotional Robert Markham confirmed what Keller shared,  “Yeah, absolutely. He was a gentleman. He really was, and we’re going to miss him.”

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GH paid tribute to Wactor in the final moments of the Tuesday, June 11th episode with a title card in remembrance of the slain actor. A march in Los Angeles is scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, June 12th, to City Hall for a call for change to clean up the streets of LA from crime, to help find Wactor’s killer.

The directing team took home the gold in the Directing for a Daytime Drama Series category, in part, due to the episode they submitted surrounding the memorial of Epiphany Johnson played by the late Sonya Eddy, who passed away back in December of 2022. The second episode they submitted was when Anna’s (Finola Hughes) house was set on fire.

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Keller spoke to directing the memorial episode that was so heartfelt and raw as performed by the cast that knew and loved Sonya Eddy. “You know, it was a beautiful day to be able to pay tribute to Sonya and it was a rollercoaster all day,” shared Tina.

“We had our cast giving tributes to her and they all did such a beautiful job. It was well-written and a rough day emotionally, but it was an honor to be able to play a tribute to somebody who’s been such an important role in General Hospital throughout the history of the show,” Keller concluded.

You can check out the entire conversation with the Daytime Emmy-winning Directing team from General Hospital below. Make sure to visit the Michael Fairman Channel for full coverage of the red carpet and Winners Walk with interviews from daytime’s biggest night.

Now, let us know, what you thought of the winning GH Emmy episode submissions and the heartfelt words from the directors on the death of Johnny Wactor and the loss of Sonya Eddy via the comment section.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting death of Johnny Wactor is urged to contact LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to lacrimestoppers.org.

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