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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

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On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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Think Victor hired the killer to show Sonny who s the boss! Killing all who Sonny cares for!

At this point, everyone is a suspect, Jodie—even Austin. LOL… there is something nefarious going on–could Austin, Rory and Dex be working together?

I will be extremely upset if Diane dies by the hook ! Mostly because Diane is a wonderful “pop” in character when needed, and let’s not forget the under developed angle of Diane being Spenillie’s mother.

A huge huge loss if GH ends Carolyn Hennesy’s Diane.

Agreed!

I think Finn and Portia will come up with some sort of antidote to save Diane. Just speculation on my part.

Agreed,GH is trying to lose all their fans. First Brando, now Diane. Why not Nina,Esma Victor, Dex,or Selina?

I have been watching GH since the Luke and Laura era and I don’t remember any “hint” or storyline about Diane being Spinelli’s mother. Spinelli was raised by his grandmother–and as far as I remember–there’s never been any mention of his mother or father.

You’re right , Brian—-
Do you think Esme is the hook? ——considering Ava was the first victim, I immediately thought of Esme. Brando just happened to be an inconvenience. Joss had been the target.
I sort of suspected Ryan, as well. But, how many times would he be able to slither out of “lock-up”? Besides, the hook ( as stated above) is “small in stature”.
Then again, so are Rory and Dex. I suspect Rory. The actor is leaving, so….

You can tell from this freeze frame that “the hooker” is not a very tall person. So anybody thinking it’s Ryan, escaped from his minimum security lockup? Not a chance.

Might be the chip off his psychotic block though. Esme is the most likely suspect given the physical stature of the killer as seen in the picture, and the list of the victims so far.

Some people are jumping to the erroneous conclusion that the killer is centering on Sonny and attacking those connected to him. And there certainly are ties between all the victims & Sonny, so far. Even if Joss had been attacked instead of Brando (which was the killer’s intention) this would still be the case.

Possibly because of the Brando factor, what’s being ignored is that all intended victims are also tied to Trina…. Ava is her boss & her friend. Joss is her best friend. Diane is the lawyer who got her off the hook for the phone porno mess.

The phone porn was Esme’s doing, of course. And she thought she had Trina out of the way, but the efforts of Joss, Cameron, Spencer, and Diane kept that from happening. Don’t be surprised if Cam is the next one on the target list.

Now on the other horn, Spencer’s currently locked up in Pentonville. So the hooker isn’t likely to get to him. But should something happen to him in prison, could this be connected to the hookings? And if so, how exactly could that happen?

Well, if Esme is the hooker it couldn’t. But there’s another small-statured potential suspect out there who has recently inserted himself in Trina’s life. And is determined to keep Spencer out of it. That would be Rory, of course. Now this Devil has long suspected that Rory is not just a goody two shoes cop, but a well placed “plant” from one of Sonny’s rival mob families, most likely the Alcazar or Rivera clans. And if Rory has mob connections, he could probably call in a “favor” from some of his family’s employees who are locked up in Pentonville. Ask them to rough Spencer up a little bit… or possibly attempt to take him out completely.

Esme is still my primary suspect for the hookings, but I’ll also stick with my theory that Rory is ultimately up to no good. And the fact that he’s likely headed for a permanent transfer to the Chicago PD makes it even more likely that we will see Rory’s dark side officially manifest very soon.

Any other suspects besides those two? Can’t think of any that fit the victim list.

I will be furious if it is Rory! Just don’t do it! Sacrificing Rory at the altar of Spencer would be gross! I hate it when soaps do it!

There is something familiar about him but hope he’s not the hooker i think we’re all in for a surprise

I can’t stand Rory. He’s as bland and as boring as milque-toast. Making him the hooker would inject a much needed complexity to thus character who right now sucks the oxygen out of the room just from merely entering it.

I love Rory! I want him to continue to be a good guy. He is wonderful and the actor is terrific!

Me too, Richard. There’s something so calming about him, which is unusual for such a beautiful man. I hate to admit that I’m also liking Dex now…hope he isn’t the “hooker” either.

Soaphound
Iam with you on this one. I have never believed the hooker was Rory or actually Dex which does seem to be a mystery.

Rory seems to be looking more guilty every day, to me. It could be a “red herring” because these writers want to believe they actually fooled the audience into thinking Esme was actually dead, so they can’t make it too obvious that she’s the hooker. Still thought it was interesting that Rory was tossing those axes around with impressive accuracy though. Those axes & the hook are probably about the same weight…. could just be a coincidence, of course.

Oh Violet, I’m so angry about all this gratuitous violence on GH. Cody getting beaten up in alley by Selina’s goon. Then the ongoing “hookings”, now Sonny strings Dex up for a workover. If I want this level of violence, I’ll watch a Tarantino movie. Makes me wonder about the mental health of the writers. I doubt many longtime viewers are asking for this sadistic turn. I’m seriously thinking of a temporary moratorium on the show for myself. I feel that strongly about it.

Soaphound
I agree. It’s a terrible thing Sonny’s having done by one of Ms. Woos goons. My finger is constantly on the FF button. Another thing if it was Dex, how utterly sadistic would he be to try killing someone so brutally and than attempt saving their life? Doesn’t even make sense.

Soaphound…I am with you on the violence. The “nu” improved Sonny stringing up Dex just about did it. And ms. Wu. I can watch what’s going on in Ukraine if I want to watch this kind ugliness from a deranged persons. But not on my soaps. In fact I don’t care who is the “hooker” anymore. So I turned the show off because there was not much promise of anything else I was interested in. MF…I’m sure you want to keep up good relations with all soap writers, etc. Can you let them know how some of us are feeling about the kind of stories they are writing?

THANKS for the support, Rose. I’m proud of myself — I kept my promise to myself and boycotted the Wednesday episode entirely. If the torture carries over, I’ll turn off today’s episode.

Soaphound…As if the “hooker” story wasn’t enough, now GH did it again, and doubled the violence with Spenc being attacked in jail. Turned it off since I can’t ff. Plus as I said before, there aren’t any other stories I am much interested in. But more than that I am now questioning for how long. Wouldn’t wish to do it but I’m sure I can find something else to do for an hour than watch GH anymore.

Right, Soaphound.
I was as turned off as everyone else by those tough-guy scenes, which were not so tough,—just pitiful—especially that guy with the knives.–I don’t get it!!
I thought Sonny had turned a new leaf? I guess he’s a good/bad guy??
What’s weird is that Dante is a cop and allows his father to run wild. Is there a difference between Sonny and The Hook? Such an oxymoron.
Then again, Sonny is bipolar —maybe he’s The Hook?? LOL Well, small of stature, so…..
Could be emulating R L Stevenson. .

Celia, Billy alert! Mr. Miller will be guest starring on the October 3rd episode of NCIS! Can’t wait to see those eyes, that hair, the deep voice. I’ve been having Billy withdrawals for too long!

Really???? I am a big fan of both Biily ( as you know) and NCIS—been watching for years–miss “Gibbs”.. thanks for letting me know!! Can’t wait either.
Aside–Last night Molly Burnett ( Melanie Jonas of DAYS)! made her debut on Law and Order SVU as detective Grace Muncy.—I am glad about that, as well. Quelle surprise!!
Maybe, Billy will be a regular on NCIS?? I’d die!!

Soaphound
I almost didn’t watch because I remember how good Billy does BAD from a couple of movies and his part years ago on AMC. He’s still a good actor, but didn’t like the show, in fact I just about stopped watching when Gibbs left. I don’t care for the new guy and the shows have become boring and uninteresting to me.

I stopped watching years ago also. But it was great seeing sexy Billy as a bad guy. He does good and bad equally well. Such charisma is sadly lacking in most newer stars.

Billy is was great—don’t care if he played a bad guy.LOL. He looked even more beautiful with longer hair—those eyes and that smile are killers!!

Celia, I loved seeing our boy again and you know how I feel about his glorious blond locks. Yeah he was a bad guy but he can pull his gun on me anytime. Oops, so sorry! Billy has that effect on me.

Oh, yeah, Soaphound—we are two naughty girls❤️

GH has had a level of violence for some time. Have you been asleep through all of this? Take your own advice and go watch a Tarantino m0vie.

Having a level of violence “for some time” doesn’t make it more justified. And it certainly doesn’t justify your lack of courtesy toward other opinions.

alic…yes GH has had a level of violence for some time, especially since the Sonny era started. And many have not liked how it has found a “normal” place in GH. But much of it was innuendo and words at least not the stark visual of the last few weeks. Definitely not for a daytime soap.

You’re right, Rose—if the visual violence weren’t enough, verbal description and names soeak for themselves ( pardon the pun). The “knife guy” ‘s name is Carver–how a’ propos!!

Celia…What’s happening to GH? They are going to have to start putting viewer discretion notices before shows if they keep going the direction they are. Especially if kids still watch with adults. I’m fairly new to Y&R, but I would far rather see helicopters interrupt a wedding, and even Diane, than some of the stories GH is offering.

Yes, Rose—I grew up watching soaps with my grandmother. But, as you say, this did not go on—
I don’t know what prompts GH’s escalation to this point as I’m a relatively new viewer. GH was not part of my nanna’s curriculum ( LOL), she watches now because I do.
I think that at this juncture in today’s society where mayhem has broken loose everywhichway, soaps should advocate peace and harminy.
Then again, I’m asking for Utopia–albeit, a little sunshine would be nice,

Celia…Believe me it was never this kind violence. Just the regular soap deceit, lying, cheating, etc,..you know what I mean. I know Hallmark isn’t for everyone and maybe too many good-ending, formula stories for me on a full time diet. But probably also why I am now enjoying seeing it’s rerun of ‘When Calls the Heart’, including Jack (Frisco)and Kristina (Felicia) from GH’s “golden years of fun, romance and adventure. Okay, it also has Lori Laughlin in it, pre-dating the college bribe scandal. :)))

Soaps have always had their violent moments. I know there’s a few mortals here who remember GH when Phil Brewer got his head bashed in with a geode rock. Or the various serial killer storylines on Days of Our Lives..three of them being the same guy, Andre DiMera… dude managed to escape from Hell multiple times… sorry about that!

Even Ryan’s last murder spree, with Nurse Ratchet’s head in the apple barrel & the dead Kiki Twit was more gory than the hooker thing, really.

Satan…Yes, soaps have always had violence. But GH has turned it into a regular industry with Sonny & Co heading up one branch that also gives money to the Hospital. But in the last few weeks writers have turned it up a couple of notches/everyday occurrence with “the hook,” torture of Dex, even the attack on Cory (hope I got his name right) courtesy of Ms Mu, and Spencer in Penntenville. (Sp?). Excuse me If I left out any.

Satan..PS. Let’s add some recent, more minor violence as well…punches to Brook Lyn’s ex-manager; Sasha’s nagging photographer: Esme poisoning the guy from the bar; and Esme and Ava’s catfight at Cassadine home.

Hi. Satan—I was just checking the site and notice that my comment follows yours— not meant for you but for “Alic”.
Ciao.

That was rude—you could offer an opinion without bullying other posters.

Violet, I’m starting to think the big reveal on the hookperson will be a typical letdown, someone from left field. The equivalent of a mystery author introducing the killer in the last five pages.

I just hope it isn’t someone who makes absolutely zero sense (like the reveal of Redneck Clyde as Abigail’s killer on Days)

Still say it’s 65% chance of Esme & 35% chance of Rory…. nobody else fits the pattern of the attacks.

Soaphound
Don’t you hate that? We always want it to be someone we know and suspect.

richard m griffin
Iam with you. I think he’s a sweetheart and will be terribly disappointed if he turns out bad. He doesn’t deserve all the negativity given by some others.

Selina Woo is small, heartless and could be the culprit. But more likely to send someone else to do the job!

Is Selina Wu capable of the crimes? Absolutely.
Totally not her style though. If she wanted to take somebody out, she would come up with a far more creative way to do it.

She would also have zero motivation to do such a thing. As I have said elsewhere, the hookings are not centered around Sonny, despite that being the theory that the PCPD is working with at the moment. But even if they were, Selina’s “business arrangements” with Sonny seem to be working well for both of them so far, so she would have no reason to target him by “proxy”.

What a great guess, Kevin!! I should have thought of it myself. What would be her motive? She must have a million adversaries.
The woman is all that and more. So, who did she send? Rory? Or as Satan suggests, some unknown.—- An outsider or someone no one suspects or expects to be so barbarous.

I did reason that out, Satan. Ryan is a big guy!! Of course, Esme was my main suspect–still is . However, it’s too easy. By the same token, the writers are creating some anticipation, which is a good thing. Yet, to me, the road still leads to Esme. We shall see…..
Perhaps, I have underestimated the writers. They will apply the element of surprise by passing the “hook” to someone nondescript whom no one suspects. Are the writers so crafty as to devise such a ploy/plot as that?

The writers think they are being clever… They’re either planning on the viewers being “shocked” that Esme is still alive (though nobody has ever died falling off the parapet at Wyndemere… at least not the first time) or being “shocked” that the “goody two shoes cop” Rory has been working his own dark agenda all along, from the second he inserted himself into Trina’s orbit.

Of course long time viewers & cynical Devils can see through both of these illusions. But after what just happened over on Days with the whole “Redneck Clyde killing Abigail” thing, the last thing I would want to see here is some random suspect come out of nowhere. Even if it was somebody I really wanted to get rid of like Gladys or Nina.

Sidebar here… Is anybody else having trouble with Hulu lately? The last two weeks, the episodes haven’t been showing up here in Hell until much later than normal. Yesterday’s episode didn’t show up until 1:00 AM this morning, for Hell’s sake! Thank all that’s unholy for my infernal insomnia, and I was awake to watch it then.

All great points, Satan—And, yes– the Clyde-thing is a shocker..
As far as Rory—he is pretty much a favorite—not I.—from the get-go, I suspected him along with Esme. Too good to be true.,
Furthermore, Ye gods are trying very hard to throw Dex into the mix, yet, inasmuch as all the scrutiny directed his way, I don’t think he is in possession of “the hook”.
Also, we are led to believe that all the victims are linked to Sonny. Well, I think this is a tactic, by the writers, to make Sonny relevant ( I repeat–keeping him front and center)—
I don’t think this is the case. I may be wrong, but if ithe Hook is indeed Esme, that notion goes down the toilet ( pardonnez-moi), as Esme is all about revenge. Trina will be next. Just saying….If I’m wrong, I promise to eat crow.

First, these hook attacks are repellant and inappropriate for daytime. And to trot Diane out of obscurity just to have her victimized is cheap and unimaginative. What is the POINT of this tale anyway? Next, I like Elizabeth but this series of mental disorders is disturbing and seems to be leading to, what? She knew Reiko years ago and may have thrown her down a flight of stairs? So what? She clearly didn’t kill her as she was later Finn’s wife. I’m just not getting this yet.

Soaphound… Like you I can’t stand the nature of the hook story on GH. What are the writers thinking? This is daytime soaps for gosh sakes. You can still have drama without killing people in a horrible way.
Liz was also present when Finn pushed Peter August down the stairs, and helped him hide Peter’s body in the freezer. Liz’s disorders started a while after all of this. Wonder if Peter’s death triggered her current mental conditions, some of which also happening on stairs?

I think with all the stress and disappointment in our country, GH does not need to add to it. Why all the bad?

Have you forgotten Franco’s murders? Very gruesome. Or when Nurse Mary Pat’s head was floating in the bucket of apples. Yes, the hook is “nasty” but it’s not the first time daytime has done this.

Franco was never a murderer. A magic DVD told me so!

Satan
That being said, what are your thoughts on Dr. GATLIN HOLT and why was Cody so interested in the name Gatlin when he met him at Maxi’s?
I’ve been wondering if he has ties to Dawn Of Day, so many possibilities, and who was the demented person that paired him up with Maxi?

Doesn’t make any sense that Cody would have any knowledge of the name “Gatlin”. Charity Gatlin (Austin’s mother) left Port Charles in 1986, and Cody’s mother, Dominique Stanton, arrived in Port Charles the first time in 1991. So there’s a 5 year gap in between, and no reason why the two families would have ever crossed paths. Cody previously had an interest in the name “Faison”, but at least Faison had been a partner in crime with Leopold Taub (Dominique’s ex husband) so there at least was some historical link there.

Who knows? Maybe he read Lucy’s book?? I don’t see any resurrection of the Dawn of the Dead cult happening, and I can promise you that Shiloh will NOT be escaping Hell under any circumstances!!

Satan
Thanks for your input. You see so much a lot of us miss, but was hoping you might have caught the interest Cody had with that name. If there’s anything significant it will come out eventually.

Police nowadays have forensic science available to them to determine the height of an attacker in a stabbing type situation. Therefore the height of the killer should have been approximated after Ava and Brando’s attacks.

It has been clearly established that Reiko died of an infectious disease which Finn couldn’t save her from and he has suffered terrible guilt over this.

I hope she will be ok

I’m am not currently liking this HOOK story, and normally I’m game for a scary movie or show, but not the soap, I’m not a fan of killing off characters, especially since now they’ve killed off Brando. And liz storyline is also taking to long, makes me feel like they are making it up as they go along. I’m happy Rebecca is on more but still lets get things going here, not sure I’m a fan of split personalities or disorder whatever liz is going through, it all makes me feel like freaking Ron C is back to writing for GH.. If he was he would kill of a few more characters a major character too so he could boast about nobody saw this coming, hell he probably make Liz the hook killer, or her split personality alter ego. whatever the case this two storyline need to end so we can all move on and get something better going on. Bring Hayden back, and Liz and Hayden can deal with their daddy issues and the fact that they both now have Finn in common.

I just noticed that the person entering the garage is small only coming up to the middle of the door window, lots of headroom there

I think it is Esme. The body type is right for it being her. She is doing it at the behest of Ryan. She meant to kill Joss and not Brando. She added the poison when Ava didn’t die. Diane defended Trina. I would think she would go after Trina and Cam (Spencer is in prison).

If it is Rory I will hate the writers and producers more than words can say! I hate it when the sacrifice a character at the altar of another (in this case Spencer). Leave Rory alone! He is a good guy and let him remain so! (I prefer Trina with Rory to Spencer – Spencer lied to her over and over and over again. That is NOT the basis for a good relationship!).

I had hoped it was Nina who was the one who was pushed all those years ago and that is what caused her coma. I don’t like the pairing of Finn and Elizabeth at all. They are really pushing them on us and imo they don’t really work as a couple. The dead wife story isn’t all that great. Maybe it was Gregory who pushed her? I had a flash in my mind that Gregory was the hook killer but then they went from him and Alexis talking to the hook killer attacking Diane so that seems unlikely.

If size is any indicator, I’m going out on a wild limb and guessing that it is Kristina. Esme just seems too convenient and random. Why would she target people around Sonny? Kristina could be wanting to teach her father a lesson for some reason. Who knows.

All that being said, I really hope that the writers have this storyline planned out to the end and aren’t making it up as they go along, or they’ll end up with the same mess as they have with Elizabeth’s storyline.

Kristina was clearly inside Charlie’s at the time.

Rodd
I think you are way off base on this one. Kristina clearly adores her dad and do not see her capable of such a thing unless the Dawn Of Day damaged her more than we could imagine.

I love this storyline. Apparently, this is a budget problem and they are killing off characters. Someone hates Sonny, I hope it brings the old Sonny back. I also hope the character of Nina will be the next target. I wish they would not hurt Diane but it looks like she is about to meet her maker. Damn shame she is the best lawyer on that show. Who will get Sonny off now?

The doctors will save Diane – no worries there! They will find some antidote.

Lila Williams
Who do you consider the “old” Sonny to be? This is exactly something the old Sonny would do. He sure isn’t acting like” Mike”, as Nina likes to think of him being.What makes you think that Diane and Nina are both going to die?

The person shown could just be a stand-in for the real “Hooker” A lot of us have probably checked Avery/Esme’s height which is 5’6″ which I don’t call petite. This one looks more like Elizabeth’s hgt. but she was home checking on her old photos at the time, I think. This is so crazy, maybe we have a Copycat killer.

That figure with the hook sure looks like a petite female.

It really seems the writers are making up this Elizabeth storyline (which seems more like a Finn story every day) as they go along. Connecting her to Reiko and Reiko to Jeff is as MF says above “convoluted”.

Genie Francis and the character of Laura are all time favorites, but how does the mayor justify helping her mom move into a new Italian villa while the city is being terrorized by a hook-yielding serial killer? Genie’s earned the right to her annual summer break (and it keeps her contract within budget) but having Laura be mayor when the character has to be off screen for 3 months a year might not be the best option. Tony Geary’s annual break didn’t impact the rest of story too much because his character never had an occupation that required him to be around.

Just a random observation…

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GH’s Dominic Zamprogna Opens Up on Concerns that Dante Was A-Goner: “There’s Any Number of Ways Comas Can Go”

When Detective Dante Falconeri was shot by a Pikeman henchman, and Jason (Steve Burton) was revealed alive and well, it put actor Dominic Zamprogna in a coma, and a bad one in soap terms, at that. For awhile there, it was touch and go for Dante.

The good news is Dante pulled through and is now back to his old self, and just in time for Dominic Zamprogna’s 15th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, which is June 22nd.

Dominic spoke to Soap Opera Digest on his milestone, and reflected back on the fan response from earlier this year when it may have appeared he was exiting the show for a second time.

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Zamprogna shared, “It’s nice to hear you say that people were worried about me – when I went into Frank’s (Valentini, EP, GH) office and he told me I was going into a coma, I started to worry about me (laughs)!”

From working on GH for a decade and a half now, Zamprogna has seen his fair share of comas, and in fact, his then on-screen wife, Lulu Spencer Falconeri was written off the show having never awakened from her coma.

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“There’s any number of ways comas can go,” said the popular GH star. “People joke, ‘Oh, you’ve got easy work.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, as long as it’s an on-screen coma! I don’t want to be in an off-screen coma, because then I’m not on the show!” But honestly, that means the world because we all care what people think about us, you know? And if people are happy to have me around, it feels good, obviously. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.”

So, are you glad that Dante is still alive and kicking? Did you think the show might write-off Dante after he was shot a few months back? Is it time, as Dominic head towards his 20th anniversary with the soap opera, for the powers-that-be to bring Lulu out of her coma? Should Dante and Sam (Kelly Monaco) eventually tie the knot? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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