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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Dante Breaks The News To Lulu; He Is Going Undercover And Leaving Port Charles

Thursday’s episode of General Hospital gives us the exit story for Dominic Zamprogna, since he has wrapped his run as Dante Falconeri.

In story, an emotional Dante asks Lulu (Emme Rylan) to come home early.  Once together, he informs her he is going undercover to get Raj, the man that threw her off the Haunted Star over two years ago, and where she almost drowned.

He goes on to explain to a shocked Lulu that the WSB is putting together a task force to locate the guy and they have a new lead on him.  In fact, Raj is now heavily involved with major gun trafficking ring.

Dante says he has been invited to join the task force and he needs to leave Port Charles tonight.  When asked why he needs to be a part of this … Dante explains he is good at undercover work, and since Raj has never seen him, he could be the key to bring the guy down.  He tells Lulu he wants justice for what Raj did to her.

Lulu is worried about his safety.  Next, Chase (Josh Swickard) stops by Dante’s and he explains to his cop partner he’s leaving town for a while. and asks Chase to please look in on his brother, Michael (Chad Duell), for him.  Chase says he will not let Nelle hurt Michael.

When it’s time for Dante to make his quick departure, he has a heartbreaking goodbye with Lulu.  He doesn’t even have time to personally go and say goodbye to his mother, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero), and there was no mention of his father, Sonny (Maurice Benard).  However,  Dante professes his love to “Leslie Lu”, and remembers the first time they met.  In these scenes, Zamprogna once again had the ability to make us reach for the hankies, something he has done time and time again over his run on the ABC daytime drama.

Dante leaves their home, and thus leaving Lulu in tears.   On the same day, Zamprogna posted two heart-tugging tweets.  One that said, “The love you guys have given me over the years and continue to give is overwhelming. It is I that must thank YOU!”   The second, a shot of a sad-faced Zamprogna vat the PCPD set.

So, what did you think of Dante’s goodbye to Lulu? What did you think of what seemed to be a quick write-out of the character?  Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below

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Linda
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Linda

lulu was so sad and I felt sorry for her. Dante’s exit was just too quick

dmr
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dmr

Can Raj come back to Port Charles and finish what he started, drown the insipid Lulu? This storyline was obviously written very quickly and not much thought was put into Dante’s exit storyline. What a disaster.

Fanny
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Fanny

Totally agree

Harry
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Harry

Ha ha! We lose Dante but are stuck with insipid Lulu-Hoop? Life is unfair.

Satan
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Satan

This is at least as sloppy as the way they wrote Laura out, if not worse. Which would lead a Devil to believe that this was not exactly a long term planned departure, as we have been told. An undercover assignment to catch a long forgotten day player villain? What kind of dragonshit is that?? More evidence that this departure was sudden? Remember that cheesy “Summer Fun” promo that they put out a couple weeks back? Dante & Lulu were shown in that promo. Nelle (who is also leaving) was not. I suspect DZ got screwed over by this regime….… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Well, you know I gotta agree with the Devil I also have sympathy for him.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh, Harry, you Rolling Stone, you.

Rodd
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Rodd

This all sucks…just because I hate to see him leave. I wish him well in whatever he does next. But secretly, I hope he returns to GH and they write great stories for his talents.

LLL
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LLL

Horrible rush job. It’s like they made the story up on the fly due to a last minute decision.

dmr
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dmr

Yup. Yet, an entire episode is spent on flashbacks of Nelle’s relationship with Chase. & #ParkingLotPeter is featured daily. Dante didn’t say good-bye to his mother (and, I’m not sure about his father). This show is not going down the tubes, it’s down the tubes, already.

Fanny
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Fanny

Dominic leaving wasn’t surprising… he was simply toooo good for the lame storylines he was given. What was unforgivable on Frank’s part, is not giving Dante a chance to say goodbye
to Olivia, Sonny & Michael.

Dmr
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Dmr

Exactly, and a last visit to Nathan’s grave, along with a visit to Maxie and the baby. Lazy writing.

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, I did pull out my hankie. Tears were rolling down my cheeks. Oh no, not because Dante is leaving. Its because HE ISNT TAKING LULU WITH HIM!

Fanny
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Fanny

FUNNY ‼️

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I know, Timmm. Hard to believe the WSB doesn’t need an ” ACE” Reporter on the scene to divulge State secrets and the like. By the way, could ACE be an acronym for Amateurish Clumsy Egomaniac?

Jimh
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Jimh

I guess lonely Lulu will have an affair with Chase….im so done with GH…Jason started out interesting only to rehash his old story…should had change him into the doctor he was going to be with very little memory of his bromance with Too Sonny In PC and his momma bear Snarly…soon as Nelle leaves im no longer a viewer…im still watching days!!!…Is Micheal reverse gaslighting Nelle???

Steve
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Steve

It’s obvious the writers were caught off guard by DZ not re-upping his contract. Frank should have at least thrown LilLo in the episode to get one more Falconeri family scene. The fake flashback scene lacked emotion as it was a retake of the scene that originally featured Julie Berman. No memorable scene in the past 4 years featuring Rylan? Sad. The throwaway scene with Sonny and Dante at PCPD the other day felt like a goodbye moment with the hug. So, is Lulu even necessary anymore? In the past few years, her father, mother, stepmother, both brothers and nephew… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

I still think its Luke in that other room…too bad it wasnt Tony Jones or the real Carly-lol

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

A lot of people think it’s Kevin, and his twin brother is impersonating him, also seemingly now a psychiatrist, when his specialty was pediatrics.
He supposedly died in a fire, but we know how magically this can be turned around. I am thinking its Morgan, who probably learned the Morse Code, somewhere along the way.I just can’t figure why if he was rescued from his own firey crash, why would he be held captive in a place like that, and by whom?

Mister Media
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Mister Media

This was so contrived – poorly conceived and poorly written. God bless these talented actors who have to try to sell this material. The show should be embarrassed. Dante didn’t even say goodbye to his own children, let alone his parents! Maybe the person in the room next to Carly at Ferncliff is a talented and creative new head writer who wants to bust out and save this show. Long live GH!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL! Now THAT was funny!

Harry
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Harry

The scene between Dante and Lulu was heartbreaking and well played by both actors. But where’s the goodbye scenes between Dante and his father? His mother? It was all too swift and indicative of how badly the GH vets are treated. Dante deserved better. Oh well, that gives more air time to Frank’s pets.

Laverne
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Laverne

It was very sad but believable

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree with dmr and some of the other posts. A rush job to sweep Dante off the canvas while saddling us with Lulu is bad enough. But now we have entire scenes of Peter the Puke hallucinating! Why? Do we need fill time? Meanwhile the goodbye scene showed DZ at his best. If he’d had more in depth scenes like this over the years, maybe he wouldn’t be leaving. Also, LOVING the Drew/Franco friendship. Talk about an embarrassment of riches–two great actors with sex appeal and talent to burn lighting up scenes together. What a treat that was on… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

This is an honest question to Soaphound and others, who have expressed their dislike of Wes/Peter. I have liked this actor from way back on GL.I think he is a good actor, but do not hold his personal choices in life against him. So, please tell me what you guys don’t like about him.
Speaking of Carly, is anyone else as disgusted as I am always having to hear how much, she and Jason love each other? I guess they are supposed to love each other as friends, but it gets a little nauseating!

Steve
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Steve

Many longtime fans of the show find it preposterous that Anna would have a child with Faison, a man she truly despised. Not ever mentioning such child in over 40 years was equally ridiculous. It goes against the decades old love story of Robert and Anna and how Anna hid Robin (probably the most beloved character in GH history). The out-of-nowhere never-before mentioned adult offspring has also been done to death on this show. Monica, Laura, Bobbie, Alexis, Holly and Connie all had adult children appear after years of being on the show. But none of them had waited 40+… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Well, Violet, speaking for myself, I also liked Wes as Olivia’s brother on GL. I just feel he’s miscast in this role. He doesn’t seem to have the emotional resources that are needed to convey Peter’s suffering. When he recounts his emotional torture from Faison, he sounds like a nine-year-old who had his video game suspended. Not all his fault, he tries hard and isn’t a bad actor. And even Meryl Streep and Al Pacino get miscast occasionally. Add to that the Peter character is unneeded and annoying. But when I see the emotional powerhouses that Maura West, Billy Miller,… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

And yes, Violet, I just about hurled over Carly’s latest declaration of love (more like pathological obsession) for Jason. Enough already! This is what Steve Burton came back for? Jason is just Carly’s lapdog. Meanwhile, Drew’s life is growing and expanding in all different, positive directions. Guess it pays to avoid Carly and Sam.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound, first if all, may I ask if you are male or female? I’d assume male, using the name hound, but you know what assume means.Anyway, thank you for answering my comment, and about your opinion of Peter/Wes.I just feel for him, and guess I want to mother him, and get him away from the crazy and wacky (in that order) Dr.O and Nina. Considering, most of his scenes have been with them, and the other old timers, I feel like he’s held his own, even without L.W’s help. Speaking of witch, they should have let her keep her regular… Read more »

Dmr
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Dmr

& yes, tired of the “Jarly” love fest. It’s nauseating.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Dmr,thanks. I am surprised that Kevin doesn’t think it’s a little over the top!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I hate to say this but sometimes a crappy exit story is the TPTB way of giving the finger to a departing actor for not taking the contract offered them. DZ’s exit reminds me the way Days handled the character Bo’s exit when PR wouldn’t take less money. It was so lame, and the character stayed in limbo for years until eventually they had PR back and wrapped up the character Bo in a more fitting way. Soap writers always have contingency plans for characters should contract negotiations tank or an actor decides not to renew or the show decides… Read more »

Caleb
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Caleb

Will have to look at the ep on abc.com…. but I’ll take a rush job of saying goodbye and a contrived reason over Dante’s sudden death. But, it’s hilarious that he’s looking into someone trafficking guns. Isn’t that what we’ve suspected Sonny’s business is? Perhaps, then, this is why he didn’t have a scene with Sonny. I’m hand waving it away and looking forward to the recast in the autumn. You know he’ll be back when Lulu starts looking at photos of him and it’s another actor.

Pjc
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Pjc

Why couldnt this have been a bigger and longer developed story? Robin, Ana, Robert and now Dante have all just turned to their spouses and children and selfishly telling them that they are leaving. For all the “soap heroics” there should be more to the story plotline than “im going so deal with it!” Dante has always been a character written as being MORAL AND ETHICAL but has subverted the law for friends and loved ones (his dad for the most part) and his leaving is another example of how selfish he can be. I mean, did he or the… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Looks like GH gave him ( Dominick) the bum’s rush, and probably told him not to let the door hit him on the way out! They could have let the poor guy(Dante) say good by to the kids and his mom and Michael, who live in the same house.They left him sitting on the back burner too long, and he got sick of it.Don’t blame him at all for leaving without much notice. Hopefully, they now know what it feels like, when they dump someone, the same way, i.e,Laura.

su000
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su000

Dante was not killed off and said he’d back, so a recast is possible.
I like the way he left, sweet and easy.
but– there will be a ton of Lulu drama from it– and she needs to go / Lulu is hard to tolerate.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Everyone is “deserting” the ship?

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Briana Nicole Henry on Her Decision to Exit GH: “I Decided It Was Time to Move On”

On Monday’s episode, GH viewers learned that Jordan will need to start dialysis and treatment at a specialty clinic in Albany from kidney damage and suffering renal failure.  But on Tuesday, fans of the ABC daytime drama series learned that Briana Nicole Henry has left the show, all her decision, according to her post on Instagram.

A Daytime Emmy nominee this year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, Briana shared the news on her departure expressing: “I suppose it is that time isn’t it. As I celebrated my third year of being on General Hospital yesterday, I also watched my last episode as Jordan Ashford air. People kept asking me how it felt to have ended my time on the show, and it wasn’t until yesterday that it really sank in, as I watched Jordan’s goodbye to her family and knew the tears you saw were real tears between not just colleagues but friends. I decided it was time for me to move on from @generalhospitalabc and I got nothing but love and support from everyone involved. Not to mention was given the most beautiful send of that left me quite literally shaken.  I’d like to take a second to thank every single person in my @generalhospitalabc family that helped me make GH my home over the last three years, especially @fvalentinigh . From the crew, to my cast mates to our security guard Emma, there were multiple people on any given day that brought such a smile and warmth to my heart.”

Briana finished her post with, “When I started GH it was my first opportunity as a series regular, and to get the opportunity to throw myself into Jordan for the last three years and work with some truly incredible actors has been an honor. Thanks for holding space for me to grow. I am a better actor because of the time I spent within those walls and will forever be grateful for the way the show nurtured and challenged my ability.  To the fans, it took me a while to win you over, but once you saw my heart you made me feel so much love. I hope I brought something unique and honest to your beloved character of Jordan Ashford, she’s one helluva woman. Until next time loves 👋🏾.”

This will be the second Jordan to exit General Hospital.  The role was originated by Vinessa Antoine, and Henry took it over for the last three years.

So, sad to see Briana leave GH? Should the show recast? Comment below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jason asks Carly to Marry Him and She Responds “With All My Heart”

The stage is set now for General Hospital’s Jason/Carly/Sonny/Nina story to explode as things heated up between longtime friends and former lovers, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) just as Jax (Ingo Rademacher) is in Nixon Falls pleading with Nina (Cynthia Watros) to come clean and tell “Mike”(Maurice Benard) that he is indeed, Sonny Corinthos.  Here’s what went down on Friday’s episode …

Back in Port Charles, at the demolished former “Jake’s”, Carly and Jason’s old stomping grounds, Carly and Jason share a kiss. Carly says she can’t believe this is happening after letting him know that all of her old romantic feelings for him are starting to come back. Apparently that is true for Jason too, as the ABC daytime drama series finally reaches back into the history of these two characters who were in love, before Carly slept with Sonny.  Back in the present day, Jason asks Carly to marry him, and she responds, “With all my heart.” But now, Carly is starting to feel more excited about what started off as a business arrangement between the two of them to retain the Corinthos family hold over the five families and the territory in Sonny’s absence.  Carly says she wants their wedding day to be about them, and later they can come to Jake’s just by themselves.

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In Nixon Falls, Jax (Ingo Rademacher) is trying to get through to Nina, who has admitted her duplicity to him and how she has fallen in love with “Mike”.  When Jax informs her that Carly and Jason are getting married, she thinks that’s great then she and “Mike” can have a future together.  Nina wants Jax to just forget this conversation, and seeing Sonny, and do this for her; after all she went through in losing her child, Nelle, and her relationship with him. Then Jax asks her to think about Donna and Avery and Wiley, his children and grandchild, who don’t know he is alive and will never get to know him. Nina cries that Jax has won, and that she will tell “Mike” the truth in private (but something tells us, she is going to make “Mike” walk-in on Jason and Carly’s nuptials, so that she has a shot of keeping him all to herself by the betrayal he will witness).  Jax says he is not leaving Nixon Falls till she tells Sonny the truth, but she somehow she still got him to leave through her pleading to let her do this alone.  As Nina thinks “Mike” is walking in the front door of the Tan-O, in walks Peter (Wes Ramsey)!

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Meanwhile, Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is rushed to General Hospital unconscious with Portia (Brook Kerr) not far behind, after being trapped together.  More bad news is revealed when Austin (Roger Howarth) gets the blood results back for Jordan and tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) that Jordan’s levels of carbon monoxide are 58% which is not good for someone with one kidney.  Austin relates that if Jordan’s kidney function doesn’t improve, they’ll have put her on dialysis.  TJ (Tajh Bellow) comes to see his mom, and sits by her bedside in tears.  Later, Curtis breaks down in tears holding Jordan’s hand to come back to him, and she opens her eyes, as Portia walks in on the scene.

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Three of the five families plan to take over Port Charles and split the territory after their secret meeting, where they plan to blow up a warehouse while Carly and Jason are distracted and at their wedding; the families also received a message from Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) while in prison.  Who will stop the “hit”?

So, what do you think of Carly and Sonny getting close? What did you think of the performances of Laura Wright, Steve Burton, Cynthia Watros, and Donnell Turner within this episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Charles Shaughnessy Takes Over the Role of GH’s Victor Cassadine

GH fans were in for a major surprise when on Thursday’s episode a kidnapped Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) got the shock of her life when her former lover, Victor Cassadine turned out to be alive and well and holding her hostage.

But there was another twist! DAYS favorite, Charles Shaughnessy (Shane), who previously was announced as coming to GH but in a mystery role, revealed himself to be … the new Victor Cassadine!  The former Mr. Sheffield of The Nanny has stepped into the role previously played by DAYS Thaao Penghlis (Tony).

Once the cat was out of the bag, in a tweet, Shaughnessy shared: “So excited to FINALLY be able to reveal details of my latest “gig”. 37 years on, I am back in the halls of @GeneralHospital, playing with the incredible @gatitweets. Having once been a vampire on @DisneyChannel, it’s not surprising I bring #VictorCassadine back from the dead!”

Shaughnessy is referring to the time he previously played Holly Sutton’s cousin, Alistair on the ABC daytime drama series back in 1984.

General Hospital viewers recall that Liesl shot and “killed” Victor back in 2014 then played by Penghlis.  In story, Victor believed he was the bio-dad of her son, Nathan West (Ryan Paevey). But a DNA test said that was not true, yet she shot him.  Leaving viewers wondering who is the dad? Hmmm.

So what did you think of the shocker? Shaughnessy as NuVictor Cassadine? Comment below.

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