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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Curtis is Stunned When Marshall Reveals He is his Father

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Monday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it some very intense scenes between Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Marshall (Robert Gossett).

While at Curtis’ Savoy nightclub, Marshall confesses to Curtis that he in, in fact, the father Curtis believed to have died all those years ago, thus causing Curtis and his brother to grow up without a father.

Marshall explains he’s the man Curtis has been searching for his whole life … ‘Marshall Thomas Ashford’.

At first in denial, Curtis wants Marshall to leave the premises. Marshall tells his son to look at him and in his eyes. Curtis cannot comprehend how if he was alive, he could have left his children behind causing them a lifetime of instability.

It’s then that Marshall goes on to say that he could not come forward before because it wasn’t safe until now for him to reveal himself.  Marshall then asks Curtis for a chance and to take things one step at time.

Curtis demands that Marshall gets out of the nightclub immediately.  Before he leaves, Marshall leaves behind a family photo and once alone, Curtis breaks down and cries.

So, it appears that everyone’s guesses were correct – that Marshall is Curtis’ dad – but what’s the back-story, or is there a twist coming?

Share your thoughts on the storyline and the performances of Donnell and Robert in the key scenes via the comment section. But first, check out some of the key moments from yesterday’s episode below,

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I had figured out that Marshall was Curtis’ father. Back story? Maybe he’s been in witness protection all of these years. How that is connected to the band that Luke provided I don’t have any thoughts on that.

How many back from the dead storylines is GH running with now? A common soap trope – but this is ridiculous.

Marshall
Sonny (presumed dead by all except Nina)
Victor
Drew
Peter (assumed dead after Finn pushed him)
Nikolas (still playing out after 2 years)
Nurse Chloe

Dan and Chris are venturing too far down into Carlivati territory. What’s next? A hologram of Steve Hardy?

Hi Steve–

It’s the season of the dead…

Next;
Season of love-hate-divorce.((issshhh))

It seems there is always a run of topic seasons..

They made it way too obvious that this was Curtis’s father the moment he set foot in Port Charles. Great scenes yesterday between him and Curtis though.

I’ve often said that Curtis is probably the only post-February 2012 GH character worth keeping, and yesterday was a good example of why.

As far as the backstory here, I’m thinking it’s going to be somewhat of a re-write of the Sonny & Mike story… where Marshall got himself into debt or some other kind of trouble with some “bad people” and thought that the only way to keep his family safe was to let them believe he was dead.

If Curtis is the only post 2012 character you’d like to keep, you’re okay with losing Ava, Britt, Liesl and Trina?

Trina’s OK so far, and probably a better influence on Spencer than Esme, obviously. And Britt is better than she used to be.

As far as Ava & Liesl go…. genuinely hated both of them at first. Frank & his crew are trying hard to “humanize” both of them, but too much of either one still gives me the dry heaves. I’d take either of them over Gladys though. She’s probably the only current character on the show who is more useless than Whiny Heiny.

Trina is one of the best teen performers on GH in a long time.

Ava has come along way since Denise DeMuccio (one of the worst Ron storylines). While she’ll never pay for killing Connie, she’s definitely more rootable.

Britt has a lot more dimension under Dan & Chris.

Liesl was a bit cartoonish under Ron, softened a bit under Jelly, but now is definitely a favorite of many fans.

Totally agree, Steve. Whenever Trina appears, I find myself smiling. Especially when she levels that evil Esme. Trina is a unique character with her own values and strong sense of self..and a lot of fun, too. She certainly can do better than that loser Spencer!

Is it me. Thinking out loud here – I was underwhelmed with Curtis’ delivery and range of emotion in discovering that CatDaddy is his father. Is it just me. I expected more emotion and relatability in the delivery. Hey , I’m not an actor but I want to watching and believe a character rather than watch someone acting.

Love Curtis—#1 GH character—but mismatched with Mrs/Dr Robinson, who truly gets on my nerves.
Oh, by the by—at the risk of getting criticism by a select few, but worth it;–thank you for your perfect usage of pronouns—sort of petty on my part ( can’t take the teacher out of me)—“…between him and Curtis…”—“him”–object of the preposition, “between”.
All this “wokeness” is massacring Academia.

I’ve always liked Curtis, especially his chemistry with Billy Miller’s Drew. Their BFF scenes were refreshing. It’s nice to see male characters sharing and helping each other without all that macho competition. But this story doesn’t interest me yet. Too much buildup and, so far, zilch payoff.

I knew, and assume that after his second appearance most all knew that the mysterious man is Curtis’s father..
No surprise.
Anyways, the daddy return holds absolutely no interest for me.
I’m waiting for Victor to put on his Cassadine..

And for Valentin to strut his Cassadine bloodline.
To mention;
Shawn comes off as a hierarchy member of the Crips or Bloods.

New spin on Curtis and “ the stranger.” And well done between the two actors. I’m a bit surprised to see Robert Gossett on GH after last seeing him in one of my favorite tv shows, ‘The Closer’…even though he played a bit of an sob on that series,

Rose,
I had forgotten he was on that show. I loved both that and Major Crimes, the successor.

Violet…Yes, loved Major Crimes as well. Really liked the cast in both. Fun to see Mary McDonnell turn into a nice Chief Inspector. Hope I got names and tiles right.

Have always loved Robt. Gossett. Hope he doesn’t dissapoint and turn into a bad guy. I bet Curtis’s old Auntie will give him a tongue lashing when she sees him again.

Violet…yes it will be verrry interesting to see how Auntie handles Curtis’s long lost father. Especially since they are all good actors.

rose
Just made a comment on this subject.I guess no one is interested in this or anything else, just old odds and ends, the same for weeks. Maybe we are seeing the end of Michael’s column.

Obviously there is more than meets the eye with Curtis’s father and Auntie. There were rumors way back that she might be his mother, not just his Aunt and today we could tell that Stella was holding back on some family secret.

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Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

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LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

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Nicholas Chavez Speaks Out on the Death of Friend and Former GH Castmate Johnny Wactor: “I’m Beside Myself with Sadness”

It has been another rough go for the General Hospital family following the news surrounding the shooting that killed beloved former cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) over the weekend.

Since that time, there has been an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness, and remembrances for the actor who died at 37-years-old.  Many of Johnny’s castmates have spoken out about the loss and shared heartbreaking tributes.

Now, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer Cassadine) who is soon-to-be-seen in Ryan Murphy’s limited series on Netflix, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, has also shared his sentiments. With heartfelt words, along with a photo of himself and Johnny, and another former GH co-star, Marcus Coloma (ex-Nikolas), Chavez explained the difficulty he is having processing Johnny’s death and the unbreakable bond they shared.

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Nick began, “Johnny — I’m beside myself with sadness. The last time I saw you, we ran into each other by accident in Los Angeles. When we recognized each other your face lit up and you ran essentially across the room to give me a big and tight hug. You were a strong and kind person”

He went on to say, these heartfelt words to Johnny, “You were a phenomenal friend and you always made me feel welcomed and loved. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been a part of your life and I’m praying for you and your family. I will miss you very much.”

Johnny Wactor run on GH lasted from 2020-2022, while Nicholas Chavez appeared from 2021 till early in 2024.

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