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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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Priscilla
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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.

Steve
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Steve

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?

Su000
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Su000

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..

Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

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

Satan
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Satan

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.

Steve
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Steve

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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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!

Kermilie
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Kermilie

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.

Celia
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Celia

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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Su000
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Su000

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.

rose
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rose

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,

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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

rose
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rose

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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.

rose
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rose

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

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud Deliver One-Two Punch as Britt & Carly Grieve the Loss of Jason

When General Hospital goes for the emotional jugular, it is very often top-notch daytime drama, and that was on full display through Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series in key scenes as the news of Jason’s ‘death’ hit Port Charles.

In the wake of Steve Burton’s (Ex-Jason) dismissal from the show for not adhering to the vaccine mandate, it did open up the story and provide for a huge fallout for those who loved the mob hitman.

In the end, it was Carly (Laura Wright) and Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who seemingly felt the loss the hardest.  Initially, upon learning how Jason ‘died’ helping Britt locate her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati), a defiant Carly blamed Britt for Jason never coming home.

In Wednesday’s episode, we saw how Carly and Britt tried to cope with the knowledge that Jason was buried under a rubble in a cave, with no sign of life, or his body found.

Overwhelmed with grief, Carly heads to the footbridge to be close to the spirit of Jason and to mourn him as tears flow.  She is stunned to see Britt show up there, too.  Carly is surprised that Britt even knew about the bridge that Jason had rebuilt thank to a generous donation from him.  Britt tells Carly that she and Jason had a lot of time to talk while they were on the run.  After Carly explains that Jason was her person and had been her other half, Britt offers to leave. S he expresses that she thought coming to the bridge would make her feel closer to Jason.

Then, in a heartbreaking moment, Britt assures Carly that she blames herself for what happened to Jason and hates herself.  Then, Carly has a moment of clarity that Jason would want her to forgive Britt.  Generous thoughts never come naturally to Carly, but Jason always set her straight on how to handle life’s most difficult situations.

In the final moments of the episode, with both women in tears, Britt moves to the center of the bridge with her arm around Carly, after Carly tells her she doesn’t want her to go.  The two stand together bonded over the man they both loved.

These scenes were masterfully played by Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud. They were gut-wrenching, powerful, and sad all at the same time.  We think many viewers needed several hankies during these scenes.

So, what did you think of the Carly and Britt bridge scenes …. and the work of Laura and Kelly? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Has No Immediate Plans to Recast the Role of Jason Morgan Following Steve Burton’s Departure

According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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