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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Catches On To Ryan Leading To Dire Consequences

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All of Ryan Chamberlain’s (Jon Lindstrom) recent machinations may come back to bite him this week on General Hospital. as all roads will lead to dramatic episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.  As GH Co-Head Writer, Shelly Altman tells Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now: “This is a can’t-miss week. So many trains are running down tracks that are certain (to collide) with a big bang.”

Viewers were left with an exciting cliffhanger on Friday’s episode which saw Carly (Laura Wright) standing behind Ryan in the parking lot now knowing that “Kevin” is Ryan.  How did we get here?  Earlier, after Carly finds Jason released from the hospital, she tells him about Franco’s (Roger Howarth) interview with Lulu (Emme Rylan) and that Franco called Ryan Chamberlain by the name of Tom Wilson.  She recalls the man in the room next to her when she was locked away at Ferncliff was named Wilson.  Jason (Steve Burton) begs her to stay away from the mental facility and to not put her unborn baby at risk.

Ava (Maura West) comes upon “Kevin” being bandaged at GH up after he claims Franco injured him when he went to confront him following Franco’s confessional interview of the serial murders, which was a set-up by Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) to lure the real killer out   After dancing around why he went to see Franco and “risking” his life, he asks Ava to run away with him tonight to Canada to get married.

Mac (John J. York) and Felicia (Kristina Wagner) try to help jog Lulu’s foggy memory about the night she was stabbed and attacked, and remember discovering there were two more potential victims in Ryan’s killing spree making it 9, when there used to be only 7.   Felicia asks Lulu how she learned about these new victims, and she explains Laura (Genie Francis) saw a list of Ryan’s victims in Kevin’s office.  Everyone wonders how Kevin got the names.  C’mon Lulu, get it together and remember what happened to you, the answer is right in front of you!

Liz (Rebecca Herbst) is stunned when Franco appears at her door, stabbed and bleeding out.  After tending to his wounds, she calls the paramedics, but before he passes out he tells her he did not do commit the murders, but Ryan Chamberlain did.   When Chase (Josh Swickard) arrives on the scene she relates what Franco said to him, but passes it off as Franco being delirious from his stabbing.

After Ava agrees to marry “Kevin”, she heads home to pack, but tells him she’ll meet him back at GH.  On her way to the elevator, Ava runs into Carly and announces to her enemy that she and “Kevin” are getting married, and exits.  Then, Mac and Felicia arrive as Carly thinks this is too insane to be true, and Felicia thinks Ava must be lying.

In Jordan’s hospital room, Nina (Michelle Stafford) goes through Jordan’s purse in order to get her keys so she can get Curtis (Donnell Turner) some new clothes while he is waiting for his wife to come out of surgery. However, she sees Jordan’s phone has a voice mail marked “urgent” and hands it to Curtis who looks very distressed.

In the hospital garage, Ryan stores his lock box containing all of his victim’s licenses in the trunk of his car.  When he closes the trunk, Carly is standing behind him.   Showdown time!

So, will Ava and Carly have to team up to bring down Ryan?  How do you think Ryan’s reign of terror will comes to a conclusion? Share your thoughts via the comment section below?

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Jimmy
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What a set-up for next week! February Sweeps might be over, but GH is definitely heating things up heading into March. Something tells me Ryan is going to kidnap Carly, there will be a car accident involving Ryan/Carly and the Teen Scene heading up to Niagara Falls, and it will result in Carly losing her baby. I can’t see GH giving Carly a successful pregnancy this late in her life with the multitude of issues that could arise and create really good drama between her and Sonny. I just don’t want to see this story lead to Sonny and Margaux… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I follow you to the letter, Jimmy….I like Franco; always have …….because I love Roger. I didn’t know the original Franco……did not watch GH at the time. However, in my opinion, I don’t think Franco should come out the hero, if this is the writers’ intention. The story did not follow the path I wanted it to LOL) …..so many other more feasible choices. This congregating in Niagara Falls follows no pattern; unless crazy Ryan planned to throw Ava “overboard”. Surprisingly enough, he didn’t do it to Carly…..and, here I thought he was the fiendish, most unscrupulous monster this side… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

So the entire Ryan Chamberlain storyline comes down to propping Frankie’s pets Frodd & Ava, while characters who were actually involved in the original Ryan storyline, like Felicia & Lucy, are rarely seen.

If Ryan had actually killed Frodd & Ava, that would have been an improvement, of course. Except then they would be in Hell, and become MY problem.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Satan, this is one time I agree with Satan! 🙂

Jimh
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Jimh

While there has been some improvement it should had been Felicia confronting Ryan…still the story has flaws as no worker at the mental hospital ever figures Kevin’s patient was Ryan..too much involvement with Carly and Ava in this when original Ryan story characters like Lucy and Felicia are barely seen…Mac should had been the commish…had Ryan caused Drew to swerve his car into Mac in an attempt to kill Mac who figured out Kevin is really Ryan but now in a coma ect…Ava could had found Felicia as Ryans real obsession…Spenser figures the truth and Laura confronts Ryan and Kevin… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

TPTB never learn, Jimmy–they never listen to you!! I believe everything you say!! I don’t know Ryan’s “association” with Felicia too well; but, enough to agree with you. It would have been poetic justice for her and Mac figure out the Ryan/Kevin mystery–To make Franco the hero would be going against all that’s reasonable. It’s still not too late….we shall see. I, also, think Anna is Alex ( or she has her sister’s memories) and vice versa–which means, Peter is Alex’s son, not Anna’s. But, Griffin may very well be Anna’s and Duke’s son. I find all this and the… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

now im confused…lol

Celia
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Celia

PS, Jimmy,
I was thinking that it would be apropos if Kevin were the one to have the last ‘hurrah’, where Ryan is concern—-considering Ryan incarcerated him and put him through hell—anyone whose life was directly affected by crazy Ryan will do!! Anyone else but Franco !!

Jimh
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Jimh

Kiki’s gran Dee should had been mention being her grandaughter was murdered..Scott wasnt around when son FRanco was stabbed and no mention of his mom Heather-at least she could had been told off screen

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Delia should have made an appearance….
Does she even know Avery? You’re right, Jimmy……at the very least, both Delia and Heather should have been mentioned.
Considering Heather seems to be up to par with whatever happens in Port Charles………And, the fact that she has the ability to come and go as she pleases, one would think she’d sneak into Franco’s hospital room—-guard or no guard…

Shay
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Shay

Absoluement, CeeCeeGirl!!! There’s no way in Hades that Heather would not have at least had knowledge of Ryan’s existence and all of his previous activities in the cuckoo’s nest….that woman’s legendary antenna picks up all, far and wide….always has, always will!!! To have excluded her from this scenario was inexcusable! Ditto for Dee!!!! Their progeny had pivotal roles in Ryan’s crime spree….the fact that their prospective presences were ignored is but another travesty attached to this much-flawed and inexplicable storyline.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You got that right. We USED to have cliffhangers. Plot so diluted now that no one cares. TPTB have forgotten the tenets of writing a gripping storyline–and PLAYING IT OUT dramatically. Sigh!

Jimh
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Jimh

The show needs us to be wanting more…not making it a bore!!!!

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Jim. But yesterday’s show (Monday, March 4) was pitch perfect. Who would have thunk that Sonny and Robert could have such a wonderful bromance? Robert is cooler than the other side of the pillow and he makes Sonny look cool. Frank and the writers if you are listening, more please. This could be the start of a beautiful relationship.

Jimh
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Jimh

Nope…cant happen…Jason would be jealous that Robert is getting too close to his love Sonny-lol

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Harry–you’re a man after my own heart. As usual, I agree with you–couldn’t agree more re Robert and Sonny. (And I just love that expression “cooler than the other side of the pillow.” Now, that’s one I haven’t heard before! 🙂

Shay
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Shay

And to think that Robert Scorpio once existed to put men like Sonny in the slammer….now he’s all buddy-buddy with this thug??? I realize that needs must, but how the mighty have fallen… albeit whilst still maintaining their undeniable cool.

Celia
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Celia

PPS (LOL), Jimmy,
It looks like our Jason ( such a softie) will come out the hero– at least, Laura will take some of the credit.
But, Gee-Whiz—-why is it always Jason smack in the middle of everything?
Not only will he take Ryan in, but he will also save Ava and Carly….
Uh-oh, Jimmy….this just came to me…..What are the chances Ryan will disappear in the depths ( Ha!) of the Niagara River? No body to be found! Oh, no!! Not again??

Jimh
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Jimh

I hope Ryan survives…not only has he got to kill off more bores like Willow and Chase,he has got to be around when Ava gives birth to their baby-lol

Celia
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Celia

LOL, is right……You may get your wish, Jimmy—-if Ryan’s “body” is a no show; he may go back to PC to do just that. But, would he be that stupid?
Ava pregnant with Ryan’s baby? Hmmmm–intriguing thought!!

carol
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carol

I fear for Carly’s baby…easy out for a tough story line

Bostonnc
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Bostonnc

Loving this storyline and can’t wait for tomorrow! GH has been amazing.

Carrie
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Carrie

Ryan will be killed, and one of his kidneys will go to Jordan.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Say what????!!!!

Celia
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Celia

Good thinking, Carrie—
Yet, knowing how weird GH is about Faison and his masks; memory-approptiation; twin-blindness etc.; would it be too much of a stretch { if living with Ryan’s kidney(s) } to think that sooner or later, Jordan will turn into a “Mrs”. Hyde?

Harry
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Harry

Or…..Valerie will be killed and her kidney will go to Jordan. The actress is leaving. Ryan can’t die–supernatural villains like him live forever.

Carrie
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Carrie

Or, sadly, it might be Oscar. Drew and Kim will offer one of Oscar’s kidneys to Jordan. There may be some tear-jerking scenes between Drew and Curtis.

Tara
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Tara

Yeah but Ava and Carly don’t even like each other so why would they team up against Ryan? The only way for Ryan to end his conclusion if Ava is the one to kill the guy first before he kills somebody else, he will be tough to beat of course so I think Ryan should kill himself before he goes any further

Mags
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Mags

I do believe, at some point, there has to be some sort of truce between Carly/Sonny and Ava. They may never be besties but, they cannot carry on this feud for ever. If you were in a fight for your life along side of someone that you can’t stand would you not team up to save yourselves? My guess is that, rather than team up, Ava will somehow be instrumental in saving Carly. Not sure that CarlyJason will ever acknowledge Ava is capable of good (remember, Jason has no gratitude for her role in saving him) but Sonny may. Which… Read more »

aria
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aria

I’m loving the storyline winding down, there’s so many ways it could end, I don’t care if Ava, or Kevin, or Laura or even Franco have Ryan brought to justice, as long as they don’t turn this into Carly or Jason saving the day. If the storyline is coming to the end(its played out way to long). please do it justice and don’t make it anticlimactic by now throwing Carly and Jason in the mix. as soon as I saw carly in the Friday cliffhanger my first though was oh here we go again, they are going to set up… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed! LAURA should be front and center! Yet, she’s been off-screen for the better part of two weeks now. Kevin is HER husband. This should be Laura’s story. Yes, so very disappointing. And it so dissipates and dilutes the story line. Not exciting–just tedious and stale and–dare I say it?–boring. TPTB should know you do NOT stop and start an exciting plot line. You use a linear device–to keep the momentum going. Otherwise, it’s has none and just peters out with the audience shouting at the screen: GET ON WITH IT!

Rodd
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Rodd

This story was being drawn out at time and I thought it would never end. But suddenly, it’s taken on a new life and has gone places I didn’t imagine it would. This is how it should have been all along. When a story is planned out, all those pesky schedules and ratings weeks should be planned for. Writers need to give us exciting stuff like they’re writing now throughout the entire story. Play it less if you don’t have the actors or time’s too long between hitting key dates with key story points. Plan it out! As much as… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hmmmm…I don’t know–will everyone come to the convlusion Ryan is not Kevin, at the same time?
Too many inconsistencies. For a minute I had thought that Franco would have found himself within the bowels of Ferncliff; thus, finding Kevin and Laura, unwittingly ‘saving’ him.
Who will be Jordan’s kidney donor? Franco?
Oh, and…this memory thing with all the twins? Bullcaca!! Mundane and medically inexplicable. Just sayin’. It’s a soap!!

Satan
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Satan

The blind virus has a purpose… they just haven’t got to that plot point yet. Remember when Dr Kim was researching various “experimental” cancer treatments, which use a virus to target tumors??

With both Drew and Jason as compatible blood donors for Oscar, the virus probably still present in their bodies will be used to formulate a cure for Oscar. And of course, the other result from all the memory swapping potential is that Anna will turn out not to be Whiny Heiny’s mom after all, she just “remembered” Alex giving birth to him.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia
I am laughing so hard, I am almost convulsing, at your word. It’s probably a typo, but funny non the less. Please don’t be angry, you probably know by now, I have a crazy sense of humour.
I think Aunt Stella will be Jordan’s donor, tieing her even closer.

Celia
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Celia

Bullcaca? LOL…no, not a typo. My sense of humor is just as “crazy-weird” as yours–
Have you ever seen the Liberty Insurance commercial with the cyclist along the Hudson? His calves? I break into peals of laughter just thinking about those satirical calves….laughing right now!! The thing is, my laughter is so contagious ( LOUD), people start laughing without knowing why….
Aunt Stella? Oh, Lawd!! That’s rich!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia Read your comment starting with “Hmmmmm, I don’t know. Will everyone come to the same CONVLUSION Ryan is not Kevin at the same time.” I think you were typing CONCLUSION, but I read it as CONVULSION, with your typing VLU, instead of VUL. Only in my weird mind, did I mix up the two words, leaving me in hysterical laughter, with my cat looking at me like I’d lost my mind. Please , let’s just forget the whole thing, seeing as I seem to be the only one seeing the twisted word. I know bullcaca and loverly, especially when… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, my Lord!! Miss Violet……that IS a typo!! I hadn’t even realized.
I get it–I unwittingly created a double ‘entendre’–and, as yours, I find humor where others do not!!
I like COVULSION better. So a’ propos–it fits!!
This is nuts!! Everyone’s headed for Niagara Falls…
I am trying do hard to follow the reasoning. Was Ryan’s intention to just step over the Peace Bridge and VOILA’ , he and Ava are in Ontario, Canada? Away from the law?
Big coincidence for the kids to follow the same path….not only are they all convulsing, but also, the entired scenario is a convoluted mess!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia
Thank you for rereading your comment. Was thinking that you were thinking that I’d really gone around the bend.
I’ve been reading all kinds of scenarios to this Ryan ending. For one, he dissapears, another is he’s shot, etc. I want to see someone get the satisfaction of getting him, be it Ava, Laura, or? As far as a kidney for Jordan, even with a dead body, they can’t just take a kidney from him, without consent,right? Could Kevin give his o.k, being next of kin?

Celia
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Celia

Violet, I had this feeling that Ryan would disappear…..isn’t that his modus operandi?…..whether planned or not!?However, I find it neither mystifying nor ‘cute’….it’s actually a recycled plot…. The story should end with Ryan dead sprawled on some boulder…..better yet drift downriver; emptying into the great Falls and swallowed by the heavy pressure of the cascades!! Too cruel? Oh, well…. I hope he is found for Jordan’s sake….if he is a match, that is!! But, there’s no prolonging. Cells die if too much time goes by. So, yeah, Kevin could give permission. I doubt Ryan is a registered organ donor? Too… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia I don’t know about anyone else, but this “end” of Ryan was a total let down, after all the months of murder and mayhem, leading up to the finale, and no body. WTH! I agree with you. I also wanted to see him at least drowned. Oh, speaking of which, I almost peed my depends when Jason was telling his Loverly about saving Ava, and he said ” well I couldn’t let her go, in front of Laura” Does that mean he would have, if Laura hadn’t been there? Also Oscar’s talk with Drew was nice, but with all… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Ahhhh!!…..on second thought, Violet, can you possibly mean “loverly”? Nah–not a typo either. Loverly–“rly” , the tail end of Carly. LOL. You got it the first time. LOL.
Those two crazy kids are nuts about each other and no one gets it–not even themselves. HaHa❤️

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

But the most pertinent question: WHY were the real Kevin and Laura AWOL off screen for so many days? TPTB have forgotten the rules of the game. You need to keep the momentum going–not just stop the action for two weeks. Poor, poor execution of a plot that we are all weary of BECAUSE of its execution. Missed again! Laura should be front and center always; after all, Kevin IS HER husband. “Murder” of a character!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

O.K, I’ll be the first to say it. They finally found a way to shut Carly up, and keep her out of everyone’s business.

Harry
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Harry

Violet–that must be a huge car trunk if it can fit Carly’s gigantic mouth in it!

Celia
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Celia

HaHaHa…..Miss Violet…. Shhhh!!….Jason may hear you talk about his “loverly” ….he won’t like it!! Too funny!! ❤️

Caleb
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Caleb

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Laura, Ava, Carly showdown with Ryan with each woman getting in their licks… but then they part, and it’s freakin Felecia, standing there with a gun (she’s overheard it all somehow) and gives the monologue of her career (“oh so you forgot about me, huh, well, I sure as hell haven’t been able to forget about you!”) and then she shoots the maniac dead in his tracks. All the woman vow to carry the secret to the grave (since, Ryan was unarmed) which binds these women for several storylines to come… I… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

A serial killer and his fiance are off to get married in Niagara Falls with a bound and gagged woman in the trunk. What could possibly go wrong?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Harry, you DO have a way with words! I just love your posts–sharp, pungent, creative, witty–never mean. What more could a girl ask for? (Double smile!)

Shay
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Shay

Especially since Niagara Falls is frozen over this time of the year. Not that GH will deign to acknowledge that fact! For them, it’s all balmy temps and the water is freely flowing in their version of upstate NY, even though there’s actually a polar plunge occurring in “realville!”…..

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shay, We keep missing each other….how are you? You’re certainly right about the state of NY ‘s “state” of frozen wonderland—-but, I don’t think the falls ever freeze—-even in extreme temps, do they? ….a little ice here and there, maybe. I’ve visited family in Toronto many times in winter……No freezing, It’s the Law of Physics!! LOL……albeit, I do wish GH would wake from its fairyland dreams—some reality, once in a while would be welcomed. I cannot seem to take Sam, Jason, Shiloh &Co. seiously—-Sam is still driving me crazy with her monotone mumbling; Jason’s eternally, frozen ( worse than… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Too bad Laura will not have the chance to confront Ryan and punch him in the mouth.
I must say……even with her face stained with grime and soot, Genie Francis still looks beautiful!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia
I don’t know why Ava couldn’t hold him, while Carly hits him you know where, with one of her clunky shoes. As Ryan said, now that she’s had more room to stretch out, and give her mouth a rest, she should be ready to do some damage. I am sure Laura will get her chance, when she and Jason get to N.F if he’s still alive.

Celia
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Celia

I’m actually afraid of Carly, Violet…..I am just over five feet!! LOL.
Yet, I could take Ryan just as you described it—had one or two such run-ins during my College days. Ha!! Have no idea what became of them……
So, women of Ava’s and Carly’s caliber, should be an easy feat taking him down…yeah!! Woman Power!! LOL.

DMRR
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DMRR

This week was good, until Friday, and Creepy Peter was back on.

Harry
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Harry

How many times do we have to endure Parking Lot Peter and Maxie talk about another storyline we don’t care about? That is the storyline of Valentine, Sasha and Nina. They managed to be redundantly boring–like watching a super boring scene in a house of mirrors at the town fair.

DMRR
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DMRR

Also, not surprised that Dante couldn’t pull off an undercover sting. He never solved a crime in Port Charles. -#keystonecop

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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