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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carnage At Crichton-Clark! Samtrick! Thaao Penghlis Performance!

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Yesterday’s episode of General Hospital offered, a thrill-a-minute behind every locked and buzzing door, at the compound that is the Crichton-Clark Clinic!  It was action-packed and brought the promise of new romance, danger, a walking Jason, new secrets, and lots of bullets!  It was as if an episode of Batman had come to the soaps!

Nathan (Ryan Paevey), our hero, and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) had their major first kiss cementing them as a couple to root for! He even taught his new girlfriend how to shoot a gun, after the duo seemingly rid the world of Peter Harrell, and Peter Harrell Jr. (Zachary Garred).

Moving over to Lulu (Emme Rylan) and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) – way to go Lante! Didn’t you love the fight scenes with Lulu and the bitchy nurse and Stavros (Robert Kelker-Kelly) and Dante, where for once, Lulu and Dante came out victorious?  Stavros looks to be finally “dead” on the ground after expounding, in his Shakespearing tones, his demented desire to have Lulu have his child via that embryo!

Meanwhile, Jason is on the loose!  How do we know?  That black t-shirt!  Looking much smaller in girth than Steve Burton, this stand-in, unfrozen, brought-back-to-life Jason, who for now remains faceless (Billy Miller to fill in that face), seems to have the smarts and the “killer instincts” to attack, dismantle, and wander the facility!  And who does he stumble upon? Robin (Kimberly McCullough)! Remember when we last saw her, we didn’t know where Victor (Thaao Penghlis) and his goons took her!  Robin sees that it is Jason, who can’t talk yet (Billy Miller to fill in voice), and he shoots her handcuffs attached to the railing and frees her!

But back in Port Charles, the moment finally arrives after flirting and flirting!  Patrick (Jason Thompson) plants a kiss on Sam (Kelly Monaco)! They start to make-out and Sam puts on the brakes.  She does tell Patrick she has wanted to kiss him for awhile now, too.  However, she isn’t sure where their lives are heading right now as it’s all so complicated, with Patrick’s divorce from Robin, and the anniversary of Jason’s death and his birthday coming up!  The two seemingly put a pin it and hold for now on their romance, and have decided that they will go back to being sleuths trying to uncover the truth of who was responsible for running Patrick, Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) off the road that ultimately led to the death of baby Gabriel.  Will they be able to fight their feelings?

Back at Crichton-Clark, the shocker came when none other than Liesl (Kathleen Gati) was holding at gunpoint Anna (Finola Hughes) with Victor standing there!  As we have just learned, Victor is not the bio-dad of Nathan as all had thought!  Liesl does not shoot her nemesis Anna, but instead shoots Victor!  Anna is stunned.  Liesl said she had to do it!  When Anna goes to find the others, Liesl says her goodbyes to Victor, who is bleeding out on the floor, but he has a pulse!  Next thing you know, Liesl admits if only two people have a secret, one must die, and she wants to snuff out Victor’s life with a pillow!  She utters that Nathan can never know who his real father is!  Which begs the question, than who the hell is Nathan’s real father?  As Liesl goes to kill Victor, he pulls a device out of his suit jacket which sets off alarms throughout Crichton-Clark!  Victor says if he is going to go, then everyone is going down with him!

In the final moment of the episode, Anna, while searching through the hallways of Crichton-Clark, uses a security card to open a door and on the other side of it is Robin trying to also get out of said room!  Will mother and daughter finally comes face-to-face?

Kudos go must go in this episode to Thaao Penghlis who was riveting as Victor, the ringleader and villain in this story arc.  The scenes where Victor is lying on the floor on his seemingly “last” breaths reminded us all what a fantastic actor he is!

What did you think about yesterday’s action-packed GH that had: high stakes, camp,  romance, and drama? Share your thoughts below! NOTE:  The site moderators have been advised to not allow any “long” dissertations of “chronic” bashing to this thread.  Please try to help make the site enjoyable for all to visit and share your thoughts and opinions, accordingly.

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Dana
Dana

If Victor is truly dead I will miss him! He was a truly fascinating villain? As for Starvros will not miss him at all. He is a little over the top. Can’t wait for Nilly to take over as Jason?

Max
Max

Going to Miss Victor. I want him back on GH or a return from the dead for Tony Dimera. Was so enjoying him on the show.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I like Victor too. I wish TPTB would have brought him back as a good guy, having turned a new leaf, and have made him live. It would have been great if a storyline were created exploring a romantic relationship between himself and Liesl….sigh!

Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn

You are assuming that Victor is actually dead.

Shay
Shay

Amen, Max! I love, love, love Victor! I truly hope he isn’t down for the count, as he’s far too colorful and valuable a villain to be dead! And CeeCee, I totally agree about his pairing with Liesl…they were such an intriguing couple, and I wanted to know their backstory….I am feeling VERY cheated!!!! (Then again, you have to hand it to Mutter….what a warm and fuzzy woman willing to kill to protect her baby boy….LOL!)

Timmm
Timmm

Yes, Victor should have been head of the WSB but a good guy.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good deduction, Timmm. I concur with you and rebecca. It stands to reason that Jason was disfigured. But, how did Robin escape injury? Or did she?

Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn

Absolutely not!!! Victor Cassadine as a good guy would be a complete bore.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I loved Victor, he is a great villain. And I love Stavros too, but this time he did seem to be way over the top insane and it took away from the story a bit. But both Thaao Penghlis and Robert Kelker-Kelly are great actors and I loved the scenes they shared!

Philip Brooks
Philip Brooks

COnsidering all the things that happened to him, how else would you expect Stavros to be???

CeeCee
CeeCee

So right, Jimmy. I got a kick out of Victor’s and Stavros’s scenes also. Especially one particular scene in Victor’s office, where Stavros shows his impatience about ‘making’ Lulu the mother of his child. Victor’s response was such as to rebuke and chide a recalcitrant child. And, if I were to describe Stavros, at this time, I would say he was acting like the spoiled brat jimh raised…lol…you know I luv-ya, jimh.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

I will miss him too! He and Liesl had great potential, and I thought it would have been brilliant to make Nathan his son. I’d much rather have Victor running amok than Helena!

Michael
Michael

It looks like Jason won’t be recognized by anyone but Robin since every picture of him is still Steve Burton’s.

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

Jason will show up in PC and all including Sam wont believe who he is because of his new face…Robin could confirm who he is unless shes captured for the 100th time!!!…lol

rebecca1
rebecca1

THAT is a good point! How did she recognize him? Are we to assume she knew Victor tampered with his face…or are we to believe people will recognize him…(just as if another actor stepped into the character but looks the same in make-believe land….like when we have a temporary actor playing a role…)

Or, maybe we’ve all been wrong. There are several possibilities:

A) Victor doesn’t die. Which I would love. I think he’s a great villain…I’d love to see him interact with Nicolas and Spencer…still lots of possibilities crazy stories to unfold between him and Dr. O, perhaps even Faison, lots of chaos for him to create. I had thought he would program Jason and use him as a henchman of some sort…all the while Jason going unrecognized by anyone in Port Charles.

B) IF Victor is really dead, then maybe that plan is dead in the water (pun intended!) and maybe we’ll have the old Jason Q back in the family fold and everyone will recognize him.

All the while we’ll have Silas and Patrick wondering…”What happened to my relationship with Sam? ” 😉

CeeCee
CeeCee

It was the T-shirt, you guys! Lol…everyone will recognize him by the infamous Jasonite- black T-shirt. Lol 2-ice.
BTW…..next time Helena comes back to life? There won’t be much more skin left to stretch on her face.
Jimh…I think they should all be blown to bits and for GH to start fresh…kidding..lol again.

Timmm
Timmm

I think Robin sees Steve Burton’s Jason now. We dont. Victor pushed that panic button and I think Jason is disfigured when that bomb goes off and he wakes up at GH with bandages on his face and there you have Billy Miller as Jason. Wala!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think you’re right!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I am actually loving this story! Won’t say anything since the west coast hasn’t seen it yet but I loved today’s episode…even more than yesterdays. Fun and seems (sorta) like ol’ times….

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yes, rebecca…that’s an excellent point…Ah, destiny, indeed. What goes around, comes around. This time, Jason Morgan will come out of this ‘accident’ as Jason Quartermaine… Could this be the reason for the explosion at the clinic? Lucy mentioned a different personality…..so, Jason will be reborn, per say, or more to the point, he will revert to his original being. Yes?

Nancy
Nancy

Never have seen such a completely entertaining show.

mary
mary

Great shows. Fun, exciting, suspenseful and full of action, and Helena showed up. Great job. Ron!!!

jeremy
jeremy

Loving Every minute of GH!!! 🙂 WOW!!

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

I actually felt entertained the whole hour…finally, Tracy appeared and showed geniune concerned for Lulu but how about Bobbi and Lucas…arent they concerned too…Lucas shouldve asked Julian for help to find Lulu but would he?…no Robert or Frisco but at least Duke should be in some scenes, and i still think Nathan is Victors or will he be flukes son?…and isnt real Luke in there or did Heather find him somehow and manage to escape with him?…Meanwhile, as much as i liked the episode, i think the campy scifi storylines are getting to me: when Hands Morgan was shown attempting to break from the restraints all i kept thinking of’…is this a scene with Micheal Meyers from one of those Halloween movies?’ and creapy Stravos would make a good spooky clown like the one from ‘IT’…i did expect him to tell Lulu: ‘We ALL float down here!’…lol…if GH continues with the scifi stuff why not rename the show ‘Dr. Who’s Hospital?’…lol

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

The last 2 episodes have been riveting. I gasped out loud yesterday when Liesl shot Victor. Love the feisty Lulu/Dante duo and OMG on Maxie & Nathan.

I am curious 1) how Jason will get a new face. 2) will Jason be a different personality (though Sonny kept talking about how much he misses him) 3) what will they do with Robin.

Surprised they put the brakes on Sam & Patrick so quickly. I for one am not longing for a Sam/Jason reunion.

Who can Nathan’s father be?

Mary SF
Mary SF

My guess— the Clinic will blow up and Jason will get disfigured in the explosion, and he will need plastic surgery and viola– new face. As for personality, perhaps he will be different– seems Stravos was more wacky after being thawed– or maybe the drug Robin invented will have side effects. As for Sam and Patrick I thought Sam was being responsible by slowing things down at bit– and for Robin, perhaps she will go missing after the Clinic blows up, so once again we are left to wonder is she dead, or does another GH villain have her hostage.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think you’re right…he probably does get disfigured and thus the new face!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You are all so intuitive. You’re such pros. I mean it.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Those are pertinent questions you pose, Lucy. I asked myself if Jason will have a new face to hide his identity from Helena, or go with what Mary is saying…which makes sense too.
Now, what’s with the embryo-to-be still floating around in Helena’s hand? Holy Moly….who will be so lucky as to be the recipient of Stavros touched-by-the-devil seed?

jimdavis289@yahoo.com
jimdavis289@yahoo.com

I think Helene will capture Robin and have her carry Stravos and Lulus child…gives Robin/Kim another excuse to leave for months!!!

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

Thanks CeeCee. Sorry, I’m the west coast–still watching. Ok now I think that Helena wanted to implant the egg in Robin. But now–who knows? I think people above are right–Jason will have to have plastic surgery–and maybe will lose his memory.
Robin will vanish–maybe to show back up 10 months from now pregnant with Stavros and Lulu’s baby.
Patrick will hear about the explosion at the clinic and assume she’s dead. (Would they do that again?)

Harry
Harry

Rebecca, we should all be so disfigured.

Timmm
Timmm

It felt like sweeps!

Bill
Bill

I too will miss Victor. Urbane and eccentric, he was easily my favorite Cassadine since Mikkos. As to the recognition factor, I’m guessing that some plastic surgery is going to happen between now and Billy Miller’s unveiling, for whatever reason. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be showing us Steve Burton photos at every opportunity.

Lil
Lil

I found it odd that they keep showing Steve Burton’s picture when we all know who the new jason is. Why not use Billy Miller’s pic? I do hope Stage is is finally dead and buried. And I hope the Stefan turns out to be the real father. But I do hope the “who’s the father”doesn’t go on forever.

aria
aria

looks like they’re going the plastic surgery route, why? i don’t know know why, probably to play out his return, he’ll be in town, but no one will know who he is, again, why? i don’t know. maybe its a way of sticking it to steve burton, letting him know, hey, your history on this show, enjoy seeing yourself in pics and live happily in wisconsin.

Timmm
Timmm

Good point, see ya Steve!

christy
christy

I read that they (robin & jason) might be involved in an accident, thus something happens to Jason’s face… So many characters get replaced with other actors, I don’t know why soaps do the stories that have to explain why someone looks different. I remember in the old days, a voice over would just announce “the role of so-n-so will now be played by ‘new actor'”

I really don’t need a ‘something happened to make you look different’ story line… unless it’s a mask! ha ha ha

rebecca1
rebecca1

They might be doing that so that no one knows who he is…therefore he’ll be back but Sam, Monica, LIz, Carly, Sonny, even Robin…won’t know it’s him. I assume along with that the Cassadine’s will program him in some way so that he won’t know who he is either. It’s an interesting way to go…for a while…although poor Jason went through amnesia after the car accident back in the day…losing his identity and thereby becoming Jason Morgan…

Ah, destiny…..

vinnie
vinnie

Jason, I am guessing will have surgery Rio change his looks. Great episode this week has been Miller. How we do not have To go back with boring Nina again

Donna
Donna

Show was the best. Maxi could be a cop now ! Excited that Lante did away with Stavros

curacaoman
curacaoman

No Nina, no Silas, no Kiki, AWESOMENESS!

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

Agree…lol

Timmm
Timmm

2 out of 3, I like Nina.

Ces
Ces

agree too!

Jimmy
Jimmy

I like Nina because I love Michelle Stafford, if it was a different actress playing the role, I feel like I would like her less.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Who is Nathan’s real father? Maybe liesl and Stefano DiMera had a torrid liaison in Switzerland? Lol.
I would like to congratulate Sam for using her good sense and putting a halt to sleeping with Patrick. For once, I appreciate her restraint. This sheds a whole new light on Sam’s morals for me…not that I’m a prude…but, I liked what I saw…you go, Sam!

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

He could still be Victors but now i wonder if Flukes Nathans real futter?

CeeCee
CeeCee

All good assumptions, jimh. It is a soap, afterall…anything is possible.

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

Todays episode could be very explosive if Critchon-Clark does blow up…lol

christy
christy

OR maybe it becomes one giant freezer! You know how those Cassadines love to freeze things!

Shay
Shay

I was rather disappointed that C-C already went BOOM!!!!! I actually had envisioned the place going on for quite awhile with all sorts of surprises behind Door#1, Door#2, Door#3, etc. Sort of like “Let’s Make A Deal….” The possibilities could have been endless…..

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

I am a prude so i agree with you about Sam…lol…that was funny about Stephano…i believe he has children on all the soaps…Quinn on B&B and the cult leader on Y&R too…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

You bet he does, jimh. Lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

I don’t know if this qualifies me as a prude or not, but here it goes. It grosses me out how many different sex-mates sleep in each other’s beds. Wow, the germs !!!!!You know what I mean? Do they ever change the sheets? Lol. I would either get a new bed, or burn the old one. … Not on the budget? Ha !!! And Lol.

Timmm
Timmm

I think Nathans father was the guy who played in that movie “Howard the Duck!”

christy
christy

maybe Leisl’s father? she said whomever it was, the truth of who his father was worse than Victor. I can’t think she would mean Faison, so who would be worse than those two? Only think I could think of was incest.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Although I thought it was kind of corny in many places, I still enjoyed it. I truly love this soap. Highlights:

I LOVED how Lulu stood in front of Dante to protect him. Their bond is very well played and I think Emme Rylan and Dominic Zamprogna have a lot of chemistry.

Nathan’s kiss…LOL…not Maxie and Nathan’s kiss…Nathan’s! I think he has such leading man charisma ala Clark Gable or any of the stars of old…the way he held Maxi…just reminiscent of the vintage b&w films I’ve seen. But yes, I like them together! So cute!

Maybe I didn’t read spoilers but though I knew Robin was coming back again…I was still surprised to see her at this point. Thought she looked great (much better than her last return) and I thought it was great how all the characters found their escape…until…

The Big Bang. Looking forward to what’s going to happen next. Really do hope Victor isn’t dead, sorry Dunkledude is dead (thought they’d do more with him down the road)…also not liking that Stavros seems dead as well. All these legacy families are dying out…there’s only so many times they can be resurrected.

I’m thinking Fluke might be Nathan’s father…or even Jerry Jax.

On a frustrating note, I still think Anna seems incompetent…and where oh where is Duke!!! (c’mon…they don’t even bring up his name anymore…either have him on, or write him out!)

Shay
Shay

@rebecca1….I think this is the first time that ER was actually believable as Lulu “Spencer”…she finally demonstrated the same spunk, grit and gumption as JMB in her scenes with Stavros…although I have to say I am glad that lust-laden lunatic’s resurrection was a short-lived one. I hope it is his last!!! Not so much with Victor, however….TP needs to return to Port Charles as Liesl’s recurring nightmare. I am disappointed we did not learn more about their romantic history….it could have made for a most intriguing backstory. I also have to admit that I am feeling a bit disappointed that Victor turned out not to be Nathan’s daddy….I certainly hope he is not another Faison spawn….or even a Jax or Fluke Jr…..could he perhaps belong to a different Cassadine, such as the heretofore unseen Valentin? That man is purported to be utterly terrifying, so that would explain Dr. O.’s fear….let’s face it, not much fazes that normally cool as a cucumber chick!!!! Surprisingly, I was also sad to see the inglorious end of Peter Jr…..I enjoyed him much more in his post-Dunkledude mode…. it was far too brief. Maybe he will also make a shock return???? And was he really even a Harrell???? I posed a question about his “father” in a post below…the physical inconsistencies in relation to the original really perplexed me to the extent that I have to question if this latest scheme was all a masquerade. Lastly, not only is it extremely strange not to have Duke around at all, but I still cannot get past the fact that neither Robert nor Frisco made a quick cameo to save the day…the conditions just screamed for their presence, even though I understand that true life realities are what probably made their appearances next to impossible.

Ces
Ces

totally agree about Duke. Where is he?? so much promise and nothing has ever come of Duke & Anna. Pathetic really GH writers!

Tima
Tima

While I loved this episode I seriously question why alarms go off all over the building and almost everyone thinks it’s a good idea to stay put. Maybe it’s just me but after everything that happened there I’d be the first out the door.

I also wonder how many other patents were in that hospital we know at one point it was a real hospital since Nina was there, but did Victor move out all the “real” patents for his crazy ones?

Cherie
Cherie

I agree with you Tima. I got so frustrated watching yesterday. The whole time the alarms were going off I was screaming at the tv ”just get the hell out of there you idiots!” Also when Peter died again and instead of running while ”Levi” was distracted, Nathan and Maxie lingered. i thought it was so stupid that Nathan put his gun away after shooting Peter despite the fact that Levi was standing three feet away and now ha more reason to want them both dead. That’s like asking who s it after hearing a strange noise and you know you’re home alone in a horror movie.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I hear ya…though that didn’t even bother me as much as Maxi letting the door slam, to two I think, rooms, while she was trying to get help…At least Nathan turned around and held the door so it would close quietly.

Tima
Tima

Cherie those things bugged me too. Not to mention after Maxi killed Levi instead of checking to make sure he’s dead they have a make out session, another high point for me, but at the worse time.

Tima
Tima

Rebecca you’d think Maxi would know the rules to sneaking around lol.

Mary SF
Mary SF

The story was entertaining, but once again all the villains appear to be dead– at what point do they come back alive? It is this constant killing and coming back that becomes silly after awhile. But I suppose it is no different than the old Batman television show when all the villains either didn’t really die or escaped from where ever they were locked up. In that regard Batman was lousy at his job, for his villains always came back to get him. LOL.

So as long as you take GH for what it is, it is fun way to pass an hour.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, Mary…we will all be dead, and they’ll still be coming to life again, and again, and again. Lol
And, it is no different from BATMAN. I actually liked yesterday’s episode, in a ridiculous kind of way..lol

su0000
su0000

lol
we were lead to see them/the Cassadine’s as being dread..
but not one was declared dead and Victor was still alive..
The Cassadine’s are invincible!!
They are a bit bloody but alive!!
It was a good entertainment and the Cassadine’s live on!! (trust me on that one 🙂

Timmm
Timmm

So glad Nathan is not a Cassadine. Why? He doesnt have the acting chops to be nearly as delicious as Victor, Starvos, Helena, or Stephon. Plus, when Nathan dies I want him to stay dead unlike the other Cassadines who never die!

Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn

Nathan is not Victor Cassadine’s son. But it does mean that this father is NOT another Cassadine. There is another out there who according to Helena is far more dangerous than any other member of this family. That man is Valentin; son of Mikkos Cassadine and an unknown woman.

Valentin was disowned by Mikkos for some reason. Helena went looking for him because she thought that he could be controlled by her. Helena made a confession to her grandson, Nikolas, that Valentin was a major threat and he wouldn’t stop until he destroyed both the Cassadines and the Spencers. If Helena was afraid of Valentin it stands to reason that Dr O would be as well.

The writers may now have created the right story line to bring Valentin on to the canvas. Just imagine what kind of havoc this man would create in Port Charles. How do you suppose Valentin, the most dangerous of all Cassadines, would react if he were to find out that Nathan is actually his son? A son that Dr O had hidden because she’s afraid of Valentin.

Timmm
Timmm

Love it and I have the perfect actor to play Valentin. None other than Michael Muhney, formerly of Y&R.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Wow…good post, Mary Lynn. I am not familiar with all this background stories..only bits and pieces. You make it sound so dramatic and traumatic….lol…I awaiting with anticipation if it will happen just as you say.

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

I read on another site that Nathan is a Cassadine so maybe the fauxLuke is Valentin and Nathan is his son.

rebecca1
rebecca1

@Mary Lynn…very intriguing theory!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Nathan is a hunk….and he can act. Give him a chance, Timmm. We all have to start somewhere. He will become quite the accomplished actor. And, by the time his contract is up, he will probably be snatched by Scorsese, starring in a role next to Leonardo Di Caprio.

Timmm
Timmm

Cee Cee, you shouldnt drink and post! Just kidding. Leonardo? I dont think so. He does have one hell of a body though. Kristen Storms would probably act on that show for free!

CeeCee
CeeCee

And, Timmm, I agree. Michael Muhney would be perfect in the role of a dastardly ,and then some, Cassidine.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh no…Timmm. I love Nathan. Had he been a Cassadine (I was thinking Dr. O somehow had the test results tampered with and that he really was Victor’s son…but then if that were so I think she would have confessed that to him as he lay dying) but if he were he’d be a “good” Cassadine ala Nicolas, Alexis and Sam. He wouldn’t need the over-the-top villainous chops.

Timmm
Timmm

I see your point. His acting has improved but I just dont care for him and thats probably a better reason I dont want him on the front burner.

RichCD
RichCD

While I certainly have enjoyed GH this week, I really miss the style and depth that the show used to have that made these crazy plots so much better. A little more buildup for Stavros’s return or the Aztec connection, a couple of days of remote shooting, and maybe this really could have reminded me of the ’80’s. Alas, no doubt they are doing the best they can with the severely reduced budgets.

su0000
su0000

What can I tell you, RichCD..

GH is longer in the 80’s .. this is the 21st century GH..
Times change.. So should the soaps.
Nonetheless.. GH rocks!! 🙂

the horrible hairdos of the 80’s and the polyester suits are gone too; thanky god!! lol 🙂

Addison
Addison

You’re thinking of the 70’s, Su00.. The 80’s was more about acid washed jeans, mullets and shoulder pads.
Rich makes some valid points.

RichCD
RichCD

I just wish they didn’t have to take so many story and production shortcuts. It lessens the show and does a disservice to a story like this. Case in point, virtually all of clinic action taking place in the same hallway and 2 rooms.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I don’t know how much build-up Stavros could have had. How do you herald a clown? Perhaps it is not my place to make such a comment, as I am not familiar with his history, but this is now, in the present and all I saw was a court jester.

Shay
Shay

I hear you, RichCD! Since it is obvious that production-wise the current regime cannot match that of their ’80’s counterpart, I have wondered why there have not at least been some original flashback footage incorporated to enhance the present storylines. For those of us who saw it the first time around, it would be a great treat to view it again, and the uninitiated could also benefit from the backstories….some carefully selected clips could give them an idea as to what set today’s plots in motion. (Would have been fun to see some “Ice Princess” stuff with Luke, Laura, Scorpio, Tiffany and the Cassadines, especially TP as Victor, plus Frisco and Felicia searching for the Aztec treasure!)

Harry
Harry

Yes, Shay, and such flashbacks could demonstrate the notion that if you’re going to feature over-the-top campy villains then it follows you must have over-the-top campy heroes to balance it out. Yesterday’s story was good but I found myself aching for both Robert and Luke of the Big Hair.
I like Dante, but he doesn’t seem strong as a hero type. I picture him saying to a villain,”Oh, please put your hands up, and won’t you please drop that gun? I’d really appreciate it.” Yes, Nathan provides good good eye candy but he doesn’t strike me as being very bright. When Victor asked him how he was feeling, he responded,”Is that a trick question?”

Shay
Shay

Then again, Harry, they may not want to provide viewers with evidence of how great GH once was….there is good reason why we wax nostalgic about the glory days in Port Charles….and as such, the current state of the show, no matter how fine on occasion, can only pale in comparison! But be that as it may, I would love to see a glimpse of yesteryear’s best….particularly Frisco and Robert, since there’s no indication they will be back in the flesh anytime soon!!!!

Shay
Shay

P.S. That would be yesteryears’…..

aria
aria

are we suppose to believe they killed all those villains? OKAY!, not buying it. but i guess its over for now…
since GH is now a sci fi soap I’m sure we will see all those losers again. plus we still have to go through another batch of villains, i.e Helena, and Heather…
looks like with jason they are going the plastic surgery route, hope i’m wrong, but its looking that way, why?
who knows, i have several theory, first, to prolong his return to his love ones, and yet he’ll be there unbeknown to them, it will be a game of who figures it out first.. Second theory is the show had filmed all these episodes and Billy miller had not been secure to play jason yet, so they had to keep showing steve burtons jason pic for now. hope thats the case, i’m not looking foward to the plastic surgery one at all.
okay and whose worse in Dr. O mind then Victor or Faison? so scare is she, that she “killed” victor to ensure no one knows whose Nathans biological dad.. i don’t even want to start guessing.
Sam kissing with Patrick, ummmm, ok, so is sam now the towns most desirable women? she’s going to have Silas, Patrick and NuJason all drooling for her? really? is liz now the shows ugly duckling? something is sooo wrong with how this is playing out..

Mary SF
Mary SF

if the Clinic explodes, Jason could get disfigured in the fire, and hence the need for plastic surgery. So when Sam will not get to see him see him, until the bandages are off and he’ll have a whole different face. That’s my best guess.

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

But would only his face get burned and need reconstructive surgery…what about the rest of his body?

Mary SF
Mary SF

@jimh– Bodies don’t matter, remember on Another World when Marley was disfigured in the hospital fire– she was Vicky’s identical twin, and after the fire the first actress who played the twins played Marley while the current Vicky stayed Vicky. The plastic surgery accounted for the difference in their faces, but no one ever explained how one twin grew taller than the other when they were identical before the fire–LOL

Mo
Mo

Don’t watch, but it sounds exciting. Wish Thaao was back on Days.

Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn

Days had more than several chances with Thaao and they blew it big time. They turned Tony DiMeria into a complete and total bore. Thaao belongs on GH where the writers know how to create story lines that make full use of his talent.

Timmm
Timmm

He might be back since the heads at GH killed yet another character from the past!

Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn

You are assuming that Victor is actually dead?

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

I think Days wants younger Dimeras over the years…first Tony, then E.J. and now Chad!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You’re right, as usual, jimh. Someone needs to take the DiMera reins. But, who will lead the Cassidine clan….the bad ones cannot be all dead. So, I like this Valentin idea. Where would GH be without, at least, one crazy Cassidine?

Rodd
Rodd

I have enjoyed every single scene at the Clinic! Everyone involved has done a great job! And I do not believe that anyone who’s been stabbed or shot is dead. After all, this is a soap and there’s the promise of many villains returning to PC this fall. Plus, who would want to see TP or RKK gone for good? They’re just too good. I hope to see them all back in PC some time soon. ~ And what a nice surprise to see the police actually win one round!

su0000
su0000

AWESOME!
It was sooo exciting! I was on the edge! I liked that.

Jason..
Stavros said loud and clear that the Crichton-Clark Clinic had the capabilities to do things beyond our realizations.. It is a very advanced research clinic and bad bad bad stuff is experimented with there..
I believe..
Jason’s brain is in a different body, a brain transplant..
Transplant’s of all organs are being done, just not the brain, yet..
But in the Crichton-Clark Clinic they can be done..
therefore– the new body and face..
((you head it from me folks, folks 🙂 ))

The Cassadine’s are not dead..
RC and FV would never ever kill a Cassadine and not one was declared dead and victor was alive..
I have no fear! The Cassadine’s will live on!!
I want Peter Harrell Jr. (Zachary Garred) alive!! My Dunkelman, and perhaps he is alive..

Liesl gave us a big surprise when she shot victor wow! didn’t see that one coming!

It went from shootings to romance/Patrick and Sam, and we saw Tracy etc..
GH gave me a good time!!
Now, that is entertainment!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Wow, I like that assumption too, Su. A completely different approach…a lot more gruesome than plastic surgery, but, hey…isn’t that what makes the Cassidines tic?

Shay
Shay

The only problem with your theory is that Robin was working on reviving the dead based upon the science of cryogenics….Jason was the guinea pig of the project to perfect the process before Stavros and Helena were able to be resurrected, so it would seem highly unlikely that his return to the land of the living would be of a nature different than theirs. Since the Cassadines came back in their original bodies, it would seem to me we have to assume the same for Jason….he is simply going to be injured beyond recognition and as such, will have to undergo reconstructive facial surgery.

rebecca1
rebecca1

agree, agree and agree!

StreetcornerSOAPWriter
StreetcornerSOAPWriter

Hello to all of you soap fans out their. Just so you know, my REAL name is Connor. For all intents and purposes, and to no offense to any one at all, I will not be giving out my last name. Lol.

This is my very first comment and or post here on the AWESOME Michael Fairman’s soap opera website. I have been an avid reader of pretty much every single one of Michael Fairman’s soap opera news stories, soap opera storyline recaps, soap opera comings and goings, up and coming soap opera previews, and as well as having the utmost privelege in watching AT LEAST some of Michael Fairman’s soap opera interviews… all within the past two to three or so years.

I am a 22 year old screenwriter and or scriptwriter, and I am actually in the midst of writing three soap operas and one movie and or film, as we speak. I have been writing soap operas since I was about 16 years old. The titles are as follows…

1. “HIDDEN LIVES” (A spin-off of “Days Of Our Lives,” which includes no actual character from “Days Of Our Lives,” but actually hinders around the lives of characters and residents with whom are set in places like Kansas, Ne Hampshire… and beyond. I originally and or first and or in the very beginning had the title as “GAYS OF OUR LIVES”, but my brain finally came up with a different title, which of course gives “us” “HIDDEN LIVES”.)

2. “THE HUNT” (mob based soap opera, set in areas like California, Wisconsin, and New York State — with the occasional and or subtle hints of Wisconsin Cheese, Hollywood Mob Connections to The Performing Arts field, and New York State’s of mind.)

3. “SEXUAL STREETCORNER” (a yes… BOTH heterosexual AND homosexual based soap opera, set within the fictional cities and or towns of Straigtsville, Bisville, and Gaysville…and much, much more).

As for my take on “GENERAL HOSPITAL,” my all-time favorite soap opera in the entire world…?

The only tidbit I have for now, is that I have a sneaky suspicion that Nathan’s father could very well happen to be Peter Harrell, Sr. Which would, in turn, make for so much soapy drama.

Harry
Harry

Thank you Connor, now would you please give me your SSN?

Shay
Shay

Oh, Harry….sometimes you are just so droll!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

And my name is Cecelia .

Shay
Shay

Since you brought up the subject of Peter Sr., I have to ask are you as perplexed as I am about the man who supposedly portrayed him at C-C? As a fan from the “Aztec” days, I vividly recall the character as resembling a Nordic God….all blond hair and striking blue eyes (as the currently repeated use of his photo from his criminal file attests.) Then we get this brown-eyed, salt-and-pepper haired stranger that is purported to be this same man? Why? Was this just another scam on Maxie since she didn’t know the real Peter??? I can totally understand a recast after so much time has passed, but why keep showing a picture of the original when there is no resemblance whatsoever between these two men??? It simply makes no sense….(unlike with Jason, since we are expecting him to have a surgically-altered face when he arrives in Port Charles.)

su0000
su0000

shay..
Jason’s face will not be altered..
Jason new face and body will be because his brain was transplant ..
Jason’s brain was but into a different body ..
It is the future and someday it will be a noted transplant, and they have done face transplants successfully in real life..
Crichton-Clark Clinic is a highly secret research clinic, after all.. things we cant imagine are supposedly done there at the Crichton-Clark Clinic ..
ALL organs are now transplantable, so will the brain be 🙂
And Jason will be the first to have received one!! LOL 🙂

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

I really hated Peter supposedly died too because I was hoping for a Frisco and Felicia adventure for the Aztec jewelry.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL, Connor! Welcome to the wacky world of “here”!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I don’t know if you are serious, Connor, or if you are putting us on….either way, I enjoyed reading your post….hope to hear from you again.

StreetcornerSOAPWriter
StreetcornerSOAPWriter

Hi guys. I am for real. No worries their. Lol.

Thank you to CeeCee and all of the rest of you.

Can’t wait to get into the mix with you all about our lovely soap opera’s. Even though they all piss us fans off sometimes, I see it as that is only because we are all in a love and hate relatipnship with our best of friends; General Hospital, The Young and The Restless, The Bold and The Beautiful, and Days of Our Lives. As well as the ones we all truly miss; Port Charles, As The World Turns, Guiding Light, Passions, One Life to Live, and All My Children.

Beth
Beth

Great yesterday! Brought them back to kill them was cool! Nathan & Maxi great! But bringing back the dead is only the way to introduce New Jason! And probably bring back good ole Helena!

Ces
Ces

The only Helena I liked was Liz Taylor. I never understood the recast nor did I enjoy her interpretation of her.

Omar
Omar

Constance Towers was a brilliant Helena..She had more mileage with the character and made the part her own…Liz Taylor was a legend and I adore her in the cinema, but her brief cameo @ GH was not enough to own the character, in my opinion.

Would love to see her Helena back..And when played by Ms Towers you would get a delicious performance..I remember her over at “Capitol” back in the early 80’s when I was a young buck..Loved that show and she was great there.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Wow, ….was Liz Taylor on GH? Was not aware of that !

Ces
Ces

I didn’t mind her on Capitol , I just don’t like her on GH– LOL, boy are we aging ourselves 😉 I respect your opinion though.

Harry
Harry

I agree with Omar. Helena is sublime as Helena and she wears those Chanel suits so well. Constance Towers is a beautiful woman, and I adore her.
CeeCee, I cannot believe you did not know that Liz Taylor was on General Hospital. She basically crashed Luke and Laura’s wedding and put a curse on the couple. Apparently Liz and Tony got along famously and she flirted harmlessly with him. They really hit it off. I wish I could post Youtubes in here, but if you put Elizabeth Taylor on GH in your search engine her scenes as Helena will pop up.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Harry. I have not been watching GH for long, therefore I had no clue. Plus, I only KNOW of Taylor’s fame…her beauty, her several marriages through word of mouth. HUGE generation gap.

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Great episode!

Shay
Shay

These last three days have been better and more satisfying than the entire three preceding months….quite reminiscent of the GH of old! LOVED IT! Alas, tomorrow’s preview has indicated we are already returning to the bland and the banal of Port Charles present. Oh well….

jimdavis289@yahoo.com
jimdavis289@yahoo.com

Same here…its been a long time since i’ve enjoyed 3 GH episodes in a row then i seen the preview and said to myself it looks like Thursday at 2pm will be a good time to trim my overgrown toenails…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

Here I am, catching up with the posts…quiet time,…and boom, I come to your post, jimh…..I am laughing so hard…literally out loud…stop it !!!! You got my husband laughing too.

Shay
Shay

Or the alternative….heading back to PeeWee’s Playhouse—I mean Franco’s paint-splattered “art therapy” cubbyhole—where Phyllina has practically taken up residence…..along with Grossalie and “The List! Why couldn’t they have blown them up instead?????

rebecca1
rebecca1

@jimdavis289…I never used the word “chuckle”…but that’s how I’d explain what just came out of my mouth after reading your comment! thanks!

CeeCee
CeeCee

My response to the toenail crack was meant for you, jimdavis. Got confused there as jimh also cracks me up ….you guys have a knack for making me laugh…. Thank you.

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

Yes, those three episodes were entertaining but tomorrows episode…well, like they say ‘all good things must come to an end’…

Harry
Harry

Shay–Peewee’s Playhouse? ha! Now I envision them all making faces out of their pancakes and then greeting it with,”Hello, Mr. Breakfast!”

Shay
Shay

Well, Harry, anything’s possible!!! I just find it amusing (and rather puzzling….) the way LaNina and her abrasive sidekick have appropriated that room like its their own lair of insanity….I get she’s “friends” with Franco, but still, nobody ever questions it when she barricades herself in that paint pit to plan her next caper ala “The List” as if the premises were her own personal “Batcave?????” You would think the ever-curious GH warden, Dr. O., would pick up the scent of her niece’s bizarre behavior….perhaps once she gets back from her C-C adventure????

christy
christy

can’t believe I had to go thru months of dumb dunklehead for that unspectacular climax at the clinic. The two Peters and their angst…. dumb and just plain dumber.

Shay
Shay

They really did drag out the “Dunkledude” portion far too long. If there had been a crack in Levi’s veneer to let the audience know that our suspicions that he was not “kosher” were on track, that might have made the process more exciting, but it was just more of the same stuff with his obnoxious front over and over again. When he finally became transformed into Peter, and thus, more interesting, he was summarily dispensed to his death….or was he????? One can NEVER be sure on this show….

rebecca1
rebecca1

oh miss shaaa ayyyyyyy…dunkledude? ahem. I’m waiting… 😉

Shay
Shay

Uh, not sure what you’re implying, rebecca1…are you upset I appropriated your fond moniker for ZG???? I think we both sort of coined it simultaneously….although I preferred the preface of “Der” for added emphasis…anyway, I know you lurved Levi, but, sorry….he did wear out his welcome…yet, I truly would have enjoyed a moment of comic relief if the audience had been treated to him breaking character and chowing down a cheeseburger on the sly!!!!! Having said that, I’d love for “Peter-whoever- the-heck-he-is” to make a return appearance, but as for the “Dunkletrain,” it has left Port Charles station for the last time!!!

Becky
Becky

I haven’t been watching GH long, but episodes like this have me hooked. My only sorrow comes from the apparent killing off of Victor. Thaao Penghlis is one of the best actors in daytime television. He brings pure class to every character he protrays, even they are a bad guy. But even being new to the show I’ve learned that Cassadines never die, so I’m hoping for a return of Victor very soon!

Alan
Alan

I refuse to believe that Stavros is dead.

Robert Kelker-Kelly is nine kinds of awesome as the over the top — in a good way — mad Cassadine (and he’s also the only man to make Lulu interesting).

Jimmy
Jimmy

Yes, but Stavros seems to have nine lives, just like a cat! After a while it begins to get a bit ridiculous as to how often someone can come back from the dead, even on a soap opera.

rebecca1
rebecca1

As ridiculous as it can be…I so agree with you…I still don’t mind if I love the character!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

It was definitely action-packed. Realistic, not so much.

To avoid any ” long chronic dissertations of bashing,” I’ll just touch on one thing: Maxi had just killed a man, isn’t fazed at all, and in the next moment, gets her first romantic kiss from Nathan and discusses her feelings for him. Granted, the guy was a villain and creep who had, among other things, kidnapped her and repeatedly threatened her life. But she wasn’t shaken at all to have taken a life?!?!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Yeah I agree it was an odd moment and place to be sharing their first kiss as a couple. If they ever get married and have grandchildren it will make one weird story to tell. Grandpa just shot a man, and I just stabbed another one, and we looked into each other eyes and kissed for the first time, over two dead bodies– it was really romantic— CREEPY

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Mary SF: You had me laughing! Thank you! I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw it this way… 🙂

jaybird369
jaybird369

Mary SF…forgive me but your comment had me ROTFL…LOL!!!!! And…I can just imagine the stories being T-O-L-D at the Annual Family Reunion…LOL!!!!! ALL KINDS OF A-W-K-W-A-R-D!!!!! Oh, one more time…LOL!!!!!!!

Take care, Mary. XOXOXOXOXO

Jimmy
Jimmy

I completely agree, that was totally the wrong moment for that to happen, I’m surprised the writers had it happen when it did. 2 dead bodies lying right beside you (one of them your almost-husband and the other a man who terrorized your parents) is not exactly the most romantic spot for a kiss like that, especially a first kiss for the couple – as Nathan pointed out right after.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Right on, Jimmy! It’s bizarre, but evidently anything goes at that “Clinic.”

rebecca1
rebecca1

Mary SF… LOL!

Agree with everyone; but it was in keeping with Sonny and Ava having crypt sex at AJ’s funeral. Ron’s taken stress release to a whole new level!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

“crypt sex”—good one!

Let me just say, in a larger sense, that I understand the intent of the advisory to refrain from negative “dissertations” and “chronic bashing.” Yet is it not helpful when viewers point out not only the good, but also, what is NOT working on the shows we watch? Some of us sincerely hope that perhaps the powers that be might just be reading the message boards at this and other such websites.

Can a viewer’s intelligence and patience be insulted without repercussion, without comment? Any reputable news outlet presents both sides. At this time, we are barraged by so-called news outlets in TV and radio that present the news from a skewed, political viewpoint.

If I leave a negative comment about a show, storyline, or actor, I fully expect to read equally important views from others who may disagree with me. As long as we’re not personally attacking each other here, I think a bit more latitude is a good thing.

Harry
Harry

James, that was my initial reaction too. I agree that we should be able to point out what isn’t working. Then I thought about it. There’s been a lot of negative feedback in this forum coming from disgruntled fans and I think we’ve had good reason to complain. Some of us (yes, me especially) have been rather redundant with our complaints.
I am not Michael Fairman, and I don’t play him on television but I can only surmise that maybe because GH has finally produced a decent hour of entertainment that now is not the time to complain. Maybe positive reinforcement for when entertaining stories are presented to viewers can be just as constructive as negative feedback. After all, if we complain even when the stories have improved then that makes us look like we’re just chronic, negative complainers thereby negating all of our previous constructive criticism. In other words, maybe we should pat these guys on the back when they tell a good story.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Very good points, Harry! In my daily life, I try to be as positive and happy as possible (in part because that’s who I am and in part because people respond better to that type of person), but there is a critic in me, too.

I think, in general, GH’s producer and head writer have done a remarkable job, particularly with the 50th anniversary celebratory year. For far too long, however, GH was a dark show, and the bulk of that darkness has been the tunnelvision focus on Sonny and the ad nauseum mob storylines. I know that Maurice Benard is a good actor, but I have never liked his character (although I’m sure some fans love him). How can I root for an abusive, foul-mouthed, quick-tempered murderer who is never held accountable for his crimes? Now it seems Sonny is frontburner again, and unfortunately that development clouds my overall view of the show.

Harry
Harry

I agree, James!
You know how some people say,”I’m gonna kill you?” but they’re usually just kidding? Sonny really means it. And he shoots first and asks questions later.
He’s a Kingpin but he’s dumber than a box of rocks. It’s like,”Opps. Sorry I killed you.
And how many times has he said,”I’m gonna take him out?” But not once have to seen him wine and dine the likes of Alcazar, Jullian or Carlos. I bet they feel so cheap and disrespected.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

All true and funny, Harry! But even if Sonny were to wine and dine Alcazar, Julian, or Carlos (separately or all at once), we know he would still eventually end up with Carly…

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hey There James,

1. Dude…stop being so reasonable. Oh, I’m kidding…LOL!!!!!
2. More and more, your comments are SO PERFECTLY SPOT ON!!!!! Thanks a bunch!!!!!
3. I, also, try to be happy and positive. That is how my parents (especially my mom) raised me. But, I, also, have a critic in me. And…the critic in me is NOT AFRAID to open my mouth!!!!! Nope.
4. Yes…Maurice Benard is a good actor. But…of the two, Maurice’s former AMC character of Nico Kelly was WAY MORE LIKABLE than his current GH character of Sonny Corinthos. And I know of AT LEAST 22 people who TOTALLY AGREE with me. Oh, me and my LOVE of counting…LOL!!!!!
5. Dude…how can I root for an abrasive, ill-tempered and know-it-all dirtbag (aka Sonny) who constantly talks out of his you-know-what????? I can’t. Sorry.

Take care, James.

A-C-E-S!!!!!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Jay, you’re too kind and too enjoyable, as always! 🙂

Thanks for your understanding and support! I like your additional adjectives to describe Sonny. You’re definitely right about Nico on AMC, a much more enjoyable character! I could root for him, for sure.

See you, Friend!

jaybird369
jaybird369

James,

Dude…if I were a character on GH, I SURE AS HELL wouldn’t let that TRULY LAME Sonny wine and dine me. Hell…I wouldn’t even let Sonny buy me an ICEE…LOL!!!!!

See ya’…Friend!!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I must add that I thought Dominic Zamprogna’s performance was excellent! His frustration as the husband who couldn’t save his wife (while he is chained to the wall) was so full of fury, hurt and passion. I really felt his rage. Great job!

Jimmy
Jimmy

Yes, Dominic was great in these episodes, and so was Emme Rylan. I think she and DZ have very good chemistry, and while it took me some time to warm up to her version of Lulu, I really like her in the role now.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey Jimmy. Yes, I agree. I actually liked her from the beginning; don’t know why…just didn’t take me long to adjust to her like some others. Mentioned this in another post so I agree here too…they were both great and their love/bond really came through. But Dominic’s rage in that one particular scene…ugg…I just FELT the frustration of him wanting so desperately to protect his wife…so glad they had Dante do that.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh no…I was so hoping Victor would still be alive. Just read a tweet from Thaao Penghlis thanking Ron and Frank for the wonderful character of Victor & the exciting episodes he was “given”. Then he thanked them for the magic.

Shay
Shay

I just checked his tweet, too, rebecca1…..I found it a bit mysterious, not unlike the man himself! It left some wiggle room for a return…very open-ended, in fact. Perhaps he was simply providing a gracious thank you “for now” to the showrunners….he didn’t exactly say farewell!

Ces
Ces

I’ll be sorry to see Thaao & RKK go. Would rather them stick around causing chaos than half the characters in Port Charles.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Some characters are really needless (like Sabrina, Britt, Jordan, Shawn, the list goes on) but after all this, would Victor and Stavros sticking around actually be feasible? Maybe with Victor, but definitely not Stavros – the man is the living (and living-dead) definition of insanity. There is no redeeming a character like Stavros after all he’s done.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t think I’d want him redeemed…where’s the fun in that? 😉

(But if they can redeem Franco, they can redeem anyone! They could say his insanity had thawed…or, in medical terminology, deep freeze destroyed his insanity cells.)

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hi rebecca1,

I agree. And, IMO, I’ve always thought that a soap should have at least 2 villains (one male, one female). I still feel that way. Bottom Line Here (at least for me): Soap villains=More FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

LATER GATOR!!!!! Peace.

rachie
rachie

Overall it was a better episode than most lately but some of the stuff was a bit off and aggravating. Anna used to be awesome dropping from helicopters and taking out several men at once now she has to be the stupidest police commissioner why are they writing her so incompetent. The whole telling Dante and Lulu to stay put irritated me it should have been get your wife out of here just simple things like that annoy the watchers. I love that Dr.O has so much spunk and seems to be the only one on the show to take action right away I agree with her thinking get rid of them or they will be back. GH has the best cast can we give them back their common sense.

Omar
Omar

You are SO right Rachie..I love Anna, but the writers make her seem a bit dumb founded and limited, not the kick ass Anna of yesteryears.

And so much for the mighty Sonny and his powerful mob cartel, you figure with all their power they will help search for his son and daughter in law..it will have added more substance to this whole storyline.

CeeCee
CeeCee

They will be back…sounds like a line from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD…right? Lol

Omar
Omar

Some good acting and some fun scenes to watch..Was fun to watch with lots of drama and action but the stories itself were very fluffy, not much in them, very watered down..But glad the good guys won at the end, and this will not be drag on forever except the Jason story.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Would have loved it more without the intrusion of Sam talking and talking and talking, blah, blah, blah……..

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

Despite the many resurrections of the Cassadines, you have to believe they’re dead. Victor is the one who triggered the building collapse. And Helena left Stavros’ body lying on the floor. She made no attempt to rescue him or drag him out of there.

I think they are done. Still leaves many mysteries to be solved. Who is Nathan’s dad? Will Anna make a deal with Liesl? Liesl no longer has Victor’s protection–so can she be fired from GH? What will happen to Robin–we know what will happen to Jason. I can’t believe they’re going to make everyone mourn Robin yet again–but they need some reason to explain what I assume will be another absence.

christa Lyon
christa Lyon

Sam was talking about how much she miss Jason and she still love him and how much sam wait for Jason to walk in the door and reunion with sam and their son Daniel

su0000
su0000

what i thought was very unusual ..
A horrific shoot out, bullets flying at everyone, and Sonny was not there..
first time I seen bullets fly and bodies dropping dead without Sonny holding/shooting I gun..
wired huh..

Harry
Harry

Sonny is a poster child for gun control, Su00. Let’s see, he accidentally shot his wife in the head when she was giving birth to Morgan. He shot his son Dante almost killing him. And he shot and killed AJ with the mistake notion that he killed Connie. despite all evidence to the contrary.
And Sonny himself has more holes in him than Sponge Bob.

Jimmy
Jimmy

So many villains died within 2 days… it makes me wonder if they’re all really dead. I’m pretty positive Peter Harrell Sr. is dead, he was already on his last leg so that bullet most probably did him in… as for Levi, I sure hope to God he’s dead and that story is done, because as interesting as it got when Levi’s true identity was revealed, I just can’t see him being a long-term player and I still despise him, so I’m glad he’s gone.

As for Stavros… the guy has more lives than a cat and he’s used quite a few already, so I’m thinking this was the last. As much as I love Robert Kelker-Kelly, I don’t know if I want Stavros to return again. And if he ever does, I don’t want him to be as over the top insane as he was this time around. At least with Helena, she has a more controlled craziness, but Stavros is just plain nuts. After this, I’m kind of hoping they don’t do another return from the dead story with Stavros.

But hands down, the saddest death for me was Victor because I love Thaao Penghlis and I loved to hate Victor, he is a great villain and TP is a fantastic actor. He brought such charm to the role, I loved every scene he was in – no matter how ridiculous (i.e. Franken-Jason waking up from his frosty nap). I’m really going to miss Victor and TP.

jbj
jbj

Can we please give props to the Jason stand-in? As a long-time fan of Billy Miller and even longer-time fan of Jason, he really did the job of portraying Jason’s machismo with a touch of comedic sensibility, which is exactly how I imagine BM embodying the character. Maybe it was that his physique was more Miller-esque, than Burton-esque (even with his “post-retirement” slimdown), but it got me excited.

Dama
Dama

What a thrilling, suspenseful storyline!! Shocking & surprising ending!! I did not see that one coming!! Absolutely loved having Thaao Penghlis back on my screen with his Victor C!!! He lights up the screen & I hope this is really not the end for Victor C!!! Thanks GH, Valentini, & Carlivati for the riveting must –see TV!!

Lulu
Lulu

Robin has an opportunity to reach out to her loved ones.

Tsuds
Tsuds

Now this could have been and was an “EPIC” show..

Joan Norris Brigham
Joan Norris Brigham

The story line has so many stories going now, it is exhausting, but in a good way. Please, though, don’t let the scissor happy stylists cut Sam’s hair, or Sabrina’s hair. Three major women characters’ hair hacked off is enough. IF Victor is dead, it will surprise me. The one that should have stayed dead or in a coma is Nina, she is a piece of work.

Carole Fpx
Carole Fpx

I don’t like Nina’s character. I think they are wasting Michelle Stafford’s talents. They should let her show everyone she can miraculously walk and get on with her own dirty work.

brenda
brenda

I don’t think Victor and Stavros are dead anymore than Helena was dead. The kidnapping s/l has been great, best GH I have seen in a long time. Love Maxie and Nathan. God are those two cute or what. Loving SamTrick and Julexis too. GH needs to pare down on some unnecessary characters and I think the ratings will go up.

audrey
audrey

I hope Stavros and Victor made it out.I like both of them.We need villans as well as the good ones.And I hope Helena forces Robin to carry Stavros and LuLu’s fetus and I hope it turns out to be a girl that looks like LuLu.I can just imaging the chaos it could cause between Luke and Helena plus the rest of the families involved.
I have a wicked mind.

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Natasha Henstridge To Play Opposite GH’s Departing Vinessa Antoine in DIGGSTOWN

More casting news from the upcoming Canadian legal drama series, Diggstown which will star General Hospital’s Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) in the central role of Marcie Diggs.

As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.

 

According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

So, what do you think of the premise of Diggstown?  Sounds intriguing to us! Comment below.

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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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