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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Darby Pops Up Onto The Scene & Ned Says Goodbye To Olivia!

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On Monday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, former Miss Alabama USA, Jesica Ahlberg, showed up on the canvas as Darby – a sexy young gal who has hankering for Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig).

While Kiki (Hayley Erin) is getting sauced, Morgan tries to talk to her, but she wants no part of him.  He takes a seat away from her having a drink of his own.  Enter Darby, who spots Morgan and sits down at his table and the flirtation begins. When Molly (Haley Pullos) and TJ (Tequan Richmond) arrive, they meet up with Darby to go to a party in which Darby extends an invitation to Morgan.

At first, he doesn’t agree to go, but after he tries to talk to Kiki one more time and she resists, he takes Darby up on the invitation.  Is this going to be Morgan’s new love interest?  What do you think the point of Darby is to the Port Charles canvas? Is she connected to someone else?

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Elsewhere, breaking up is hard to do, as Wally Kurth (Ned) popped up for a one day appearance to close the loop on the budding Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and Ned romance and storyline, since Wally is now on contract at DAYS.  In story,  Olivia was going to propose to Ned, but before she can he breaks her heart, and says he can’t continue their relationship as long as she hides the truth from Julian (William deVry) that little baby Leo is the mobster’s bio-son.  Ned says he found himself again through being with his daughter Brook Lynn and singing again, all thanks to Liv.   They tell each other they love one another, but Ned ultimately leaves thus ending the storyline.  What will Olivia do now?  

So, what do you think of these two story beats that played out on yesterday’s GH?  Are you intrigued? Not interested? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m not impressed with Darby, but I’ll see where it goes. I do think Hayley Erin has really improved as Kiki. I never really cared for the character even when Kristin Alderson played her, so I’m surprised that I even care what is happening to her but I do.

It was good to have closure on the Ned/Olivia pairing and Wally Kurth sure is HOT. I’m enjoying him on DOOL, but I’ll miss Ned a lot.

GH is holding my interest for the most part. Less Corinthos would be nice.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, yeah, MBmom…..anytime I see any comment on ‘less Corinthos’, I cannot resist answering. Off with his head.
Ned and Olivia paring was bittersweet, but it needed to happen, I guess.
We do not know Darby yet.
Now Kiki is going to play a trick and have the snacks taste horrid.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Correction…parting, not pairing. Oh, what sweet sorrow!!

Melissa
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Melissa

Couldn’t agree more that Haley Erin has turned in some great work of late. Kiki finally has a strong personality of her own and is not just some blank slate other characters write on. Also really loving the new “family” formed by Franco, Kiki and Nina with all it’s trials and tribulations. Seems like GH is working hard to establish stronger family units, given that Alexis and Julian just got a new home, the Corinthos clan is closing ranks, and Patrick and Sam are blending families. Heartbroken by the Ned/Olivia break up but really happy DOOL allowed Wally to come… Read more »

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I liked the actress playing Darby but she seemed a bit too old to be a contemporary of Molly’s. She’s stunningly beautiful and I look forward to seeing her on my screen. The Olivia / Ned twist is obviously contrived due to the unavailability of Wally Kurth and, as such, it rings hollow and is unsatisfying. Long live GH!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Completely agree about the age difference between TJ & Molly, & Morgan & Darby. Darby looks like she’s a contemporary of Maxie & Lulu’s more than Molly’s classmate. Maybe she took like seven gap years between high school & college.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Ned was okay with lying about the baby dying and helping Liv convince Julian his baby was dead, but he is not okay with her pretending she adopted a baby—huh???? I get they had to find some reason to break those two apart but honestly they could have come up with a better excuse. Too bad Days always makes WK wear suits, he looked really good in jeans– As for Darby, too early to tell, but my first impression of the character was not positive. I don’t know why all soaps have such a difficult time writing for younger characters,… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I know, right, Mary SF? Lame excuse.
Furthermore where does Alexis get off trying to have Leo taken from his mother. I guess, not so surprising, since she, as Carly, is not mother of the century. Here we go again…TWO custody cases. What gall! There are a myriad of reasons Leo should stay put.
Speaking of Leo…he is such a cute, calm baby, but he does not look like either of them. Something’s off with this baby’s looks.

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee..hello Sweetness…
Leo looks like Carlos’s…Just saying.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Fanny, my love. Right? Leo does look Hispanic….more like Sonny than Carlos. How is that possible? Olivia is fair to medium skinned and so is Julian. So, where does Leo get his coloring? He certainly does not look Italian. TPTB need to find another baby. Furthermore, Leo is supposed to be almost six months old. He does not look more than three months, at the most, to me. He should not even be wrapped in a blankie as a neonate any more. Any mother can say how a six-month old can pump his/her little legs energetically. This kid barely… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….Well, how else is Alexis going to provide a child for her much younger boyfriend? Not only is she too old to conceive, but probably even to adopt, and she sees Julian’s babylust as the writing on the wall! How I wish this latest plot twist would precipitate a pairing with Olivia. They make so much more sense as a couple, not just as Leo’s bio-parents, but as two highly-attractive, smoking hot individuals who are age-comparable. Perfect fit. Let the fireworks begin!

Timmm
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Timmm

He looks as if he would be more like Dante and Valerie’s baby?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay. Well, Girl…tell me about it! Alexis is on a mission. Now, we are talking about a sane, intelligent woman who is head over heels in love with a mobster. She is definitely deluding herself if she thinks Julian has said bye-bye to a life of crime. Right. Sonny hides behind his ridiculous coffee importing company, or whatever-it-is. Julian hides behind what? His Art Gallery? Does Alexis think she will get extra ‘cuddles’ from Ju-Ju if she start a custody war? I sound like a broken record, Shay, if I say so myself. To add insult to injury, the writers… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
Yes, how right you are, Timmm. I couldn’t put my finger on it. TPTB certainly picked the wrong baby….but, as it often happens in soaps, there will be a brand new baby in a matter of weeks. Later.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCeeGirl….Oh yes, I concur with both Fanny and you on “Leo the Bambino”…..he almost looks as if he had a bit of a “topping off” of his tan on a beach in St. Tropez during his mama-imposed vacay away from Port Charles, as opposed to being stashed in, where was it…Bensonhurst??? LOL. Not sure what the showrunners were aiming for with with that particular casting choice of “neonate,” as you so aptly put it! Hmmmm….but on that same general topic, I recently opined that Sappy’s gonna have some splainin’ to do when her offspring likewise emerges upon delivery with an… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay.
Hilarious, ShayGirl.
Hmmm. You got me thinking. Maybe, I do have a ‘thing’ for Sonny, ….ummm, subconsciously? Ha…NEVER! I suppose the “doth protest too much” is a legitimate statement, considering I talk about Sonny incessantly. I need to ponder this, Shay. Regardless, I could never be attracted to a man who thinks he’s too big for his britches. You know what I think? I think he should be given a mini role….very fitting, no? HaHa….Grazie per il complimento, bellissima te, cara.

Shay
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Shay

Oooooooh! I am pleased as punch that my post to you made it this time around, CeeCee! (Thank you, Mr./Ms. Moderator!) Sometimes the witty thoughts just effortlessly flow like lava from a volcano and it is such a disappointment when they fail to be shared with like-minded souls—such as yourself! At any rate,I was most surely jesting you about Sonny….he is an utterly loathsome character and I know you have far better taste than that, CeeCeeGirl! It’s just that your ongoing antipathy for him is so very amusing that I simply wanted to get a rise out you regarding “Dimples!”… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

I groaned out loud when we were introduced to Darby. Not looking forward to those story lines. There’s already too many cast members.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Shes working for Paul to get info on the Corinthos…just a guess! And now that insipid Kiki is staying with insipid Nina, maybe later for sweeps 2016 they will finally learn they are mother and daughter!

su0000
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su0000

Jimh.. hi.. I believe-
she was working to get into ELQ..
Her call was made a minute after Nik hired her to work for ELQ to tell; ”I’m In” ..

jeremy
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jeremy

Love Ned and Olivia scenes 🙁 it was Awesome, but sad.. Loving my love in the afternoon again, GH 🙂

Aria
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Aria

To be honest GH doesn’t really have a lot of young actors, so Darby does have a reason for her existent almost all the young characters are related and they all can’t screw each other. As for Olivia , I feel she’s run her course, what really is the point of Olivia anymore? Yes she’s funny, but not very bright, she can’t make up her mind if she want to let a thug be her baby daddy, I would left port Charles with Ned and stayed gone, shes got money and Ned had money so no good excuse.

su0000
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su0000

So, she/Darby is the actress/model the former Miss Alabama USA..
OK– so what is doing on GH ?? lol
And–
Not good seeing one of the last Q’s exit..

((and to mention.. luv that Ron took that horrible Bronx accent away from Oliva, back when.. Ever since she is tolerable ..

Mateo
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Mateo

Olivia’s secret is compelling ONLY because of the actress portraying her. Lisa Lociero is so amazing as Olivia. Gritty, savvy and classy at the same time. Her devotion to her children is amazing. I really like her character. Ned leaving is not a big deal to me. But watching Olivia grieve over losing him again was almost too much to bear for her. (and me as I watched her meltdown). The Darby story is of no importance at all. So a new girl for Morgan to , ummm how do I say this tactfully, hook up with? Who cares? Not… Read more »

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Since I am not a Kiki fan, the introduction of Darby into the young mix comes at a very good time. Kiki is bent on self-destruction and Morgan deserves better despite his recent actions. Kiki is a mess who needs Dr. Kevin’s immediate attention. Actually I hope the writers go ahead and realize fan speculation with a story which makes Kiki the daughter of Nina rather than Ava. Molly has come a long way from the starry-eyed adolescent to the judgmental, unforgiving, brat. Genes will tell, and she definitely has her father’s genes. I find her relationship with TJ to… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Engrady.. There is something to be said about the acting of a seventeen year old, comparatively speaking. Molly has grown up….somewhat. The actress is very good and beautiful. Haley/Molly is playing a College age young woman of possibly 19-21? This is all Haley can deliver. One cannot bleed a stone. She is just too young to play this role, and, it does show when she is placed next to these older players. Morgan is detestable. Remember how he lied, connived and tricked Kiki into marrying him? Then, he sleeps with her mother/presumed aunt. In my opinion, Morgan deserves nothing… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

ANOTHER reason to hate Morgan! He gets to lock lips with a real hottie! He will bring her down to. He is a real cancer! Has anyone noticed his alleged bipolar symptoms have not acted up lately? He has not seen a doctor and he is not on meds. Did they scratch this story and just chalk up his behavior to being an azzhole? Anyway, Darby is too old to be hanging with Molly and T.J. They walked out of the Metro and she looked like their nanny! Just like the other day, Kristina and NuJoss were walking out of… Read more »

Lellingw
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Lellingw

They keep throwing Tony Geary, Maurice Bernard and for a little while Jane Elliot at us as potential Emmy nominees but I think in one scene with Billy, Leslie Charleston killed it. She deserves to be a Emmy winner like Margo Martindale was for a very small part on The Americans last year. Talk about an underrated actor. Tony Geary got praise no matter how he behaved or how stupid the performance was because it was loud and obnoxious. Monica needs to be brought back and allowed to be part of the Quartermaine family.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree, Leslie and Billy were phenomenal together. ONE scene! Why? Tony gets respect because he is a soap legend and the guy can act. Fluke turned out to be a bad story and Tony’s illness didnt help because the Fluke story drug so long but the black and white episode will be his reel and it will probably earn him another Emmy. Plus, he is retired and Hollywood likes to tip their hat. I dont miss Luke but I loved the character.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, Lellingw. There was a discussion, at length, I may add, what a far-reaching performance by both Leslie and Billy just in that one scene. But, the bosses are oblivious to anyone else; or so it seems. Why else are they resuscitating the “mobster” in Sonny? They should concentrate on cleaning him up…scrub the grease off his head and face before evil rises its ugly head again. Yuck!! If all that posturing and strutting, even from his wheelchair, was meant to impress us….that he’ DA MAN, did not work for me. I still liken him to a snake in the… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

lol .. Ron never made a promise, just what he’d like to do. It is NOT in Ron’s job to hire or fire.. That is FV and ABC.. Ron tried.. he got Ned back but Wally was freelancing between soaps most likely looking for the best deal, he chose Days, not by Ron’s doing he did not have power to offer Wally anything. AJ whoever wanted to be back with BB and made deals with BB peoples that GH/ABC did know about and he just up and left/said I’m leaving ahaaa so Ron wrote him out, smacked him back dead!… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I didnt mention Dillon because he is a non-factor! The actor is okay. They didnt age him right. You cannot be a filmmaker and live in Port Charles. I laugh when the kids grow up in PC and “Go to College!” That means one of two things, they are either leaving the show or going to PCU which is never shown! Its a waste of time! You can be in the medical field, own a restaurant, be a cop or mobster, thats it! That story they have with his movie on the Haunted Star is horrible! It wastes the talents… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, susu.
Tell me, Girl…are you perchance, Mrs. Ron? You seem to know his mind so well. Let’s talk. Lol.

Harry
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Harry

Ned is leaving but we’re stuck with a new character played by an actress who cannot act to save her life?
She’s so bad she makes Bryan Craig look like Lawrence Olivier .
But she sure is pretty!

Jason Loves GH
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Jason Loves GH

Hilarious! And true!

Lellingw
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Lellingw

General Hospital values. Audience is stupid, shallow and of no importance until the ratings go down.

su0000
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su0000

lol.. Lellingw
you are part of the ”audience” hmm you’re calling yourself ”stupid, shallow and of no importance” .. ahaa!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@su.
No Su. I’m pretty sure Lellingw means this is how TPTB see us, the audience…….stupid and shallow. In other words we are of no consequence until the ratings say otherwise.

lellingw
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lellingw

Thanks, CeCe. Of course that is what I meant. The audience doesn’t mean anything until it hits their bottom line and even then only some of us count. Broadcast survives only because cable is so expensive. If the costs were lowered, broadcast would be out on its behind. Terrible model for television show creation.

Timmm
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Timmm

Morgan is to GH what Summer is to Y&R! I cringe everytime he appears on the screen!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

So true. lol.

clh
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clh

And once again substance is sacrificed for looks on a soap. Darby has zero chemistry with Morgan or the teen set. She looks a lot older than they do, and nobody cares about the other three why are we adding another one? I wish Wally wasn’t leaving, I watch both GH and DOOL, and the Ned character is so much better. Hate to see the Q’s downsizing again. They can’t replace Edward, but how about bringing on a GOOD actor to play his long lost brother or something to lead the family along side Tracy, give him a wife and… Read more »

Adam
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Adam

Not sure Jesica can act or if GH needs any more new characters on the canvas at this point, but boy is she stunningly gorgeous. Nothing wrong with some young eye candy on a soap in the afternoon. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Adam. Thank you for NOT saying Jesica cannot act. It just befuddles the mind how anyone can automatically give a review on this girl’s acting when she’s only been on for a whole second. Young actors/actresses need to start somewhere. And, it’s great to see vets on our screen…but, realistically, many of these actors/actresses are older and are at a time in their lives where they do not want to do it any longer. This is what makes the world go ’round. Young people need work; so why not? So what if she is Miss Alabama or Miss USA… Read more »

penny
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penny

GH has this knack for hiring young woman with zero acting ability. There’s nothing special about her looks, so what’s the catch GH? GH should focus on the actors already established on the show and stop putting talented actors on recurring status.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Lordy, Lord. She is stunning. She has perfect features. So sorry, penny, the last thing I want to do is be rude, but, she has not been on the show nary an entire episode. How can we judge? And, she is a real beauty….I say this without resentment because I am secure in my own skin. Nothing special about her looks? That is your opinion and entitled to it. I see something completely different. There must be a reason why she joined the cast. I bet it’ll make more sense than bringing Dillon on stage. What’s his purpose? I… Read more »

penny
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penny

I hear you, but on this board I’ve seen people judge new characters on just photo’s alone. You absolutely have the right to your inspection of her, but I don’t see it. If she sticks around long enough maybe she will grow on me, but for now, meh.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Penny.
You know what I appreciate about people such as you, penny? The fact that we can discuss our opinions, whether we agree with each other or not, in a respectful and adult manner. Thank you.
You are right when you say she may possibly grow on those who are not into her right now. Hey, one never knows, she may surprise all of us. Lol.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I like all the characters that almost everyone that’s posted so far complained about. I LIKE Bryan Craig and his portrayal of Morgan. I think he’s a very emotive actor, good looking if not in the classical sense snd I find his character as the deeply feeling, passionate, wounded Morgan complex and dynamic. I also like Kiki. I think Erin? Is that her name? Well anyway, the actress to be beautiful and quite convincing. I love her relationship with Franco and I hope that this new budding warming up of Kiki to Nina continues, whether or not she’s her real… Read more »

SkyDancer
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SkyDancer

Too much is going on to comment on the wrong goings at GH, but in keeping on the subject of cute Leo– that adorable child looks African American- even Dante isn’t that olive toned 😉

Kim Merriman
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Kim Merriman

Leo looks African American to me (mixed)

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According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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