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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Elizabeth Learns She’s Responsible for Reiko Falling Down the Stairs; Where Does This Story Go From Here?

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Where is this all leading? That is the question many General Hospital fans are asking themselves following Wednesday’s episode. On the surface, it would look to now drive a wedge between the relationship of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Finn (Michael Easton). So, here’s what viewers found out or had confirmed.

In California, Jeff (William Moses) reveals to Elizabeth that it was she who pushed Reiko down the flight of stairs.  At first, Elizabeth refuses to believe it.  Previously, Jeff admitted to having an affair with Reiko (Mele Ihara) while at Doctors Without Borders and Carolyn (Denise Crosby) admits she knew as well.  Liz starts to recall the missing pieces in her head of the argument she had with Reiko. Carolyn says, it’s all coming back to Liz now.

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It was then, that Liz recalls her confrontation with Reiko where she called Reiko ‘a home-wrecking whore’.  At that moment, Liz threatened Reiko that she would tell Carolyn and Reiko’s husband about the fling with her dad.  Reiko grabbed Liz and told her she should not go through with that.  During the argument, and as a struggled ensured, Reiko tumbled down the stairs. Liz cries and realizes, “I did it! It was me.”

While Liz can’t seem to recall if Reiko’s fall was caused by her own intent to push her, or if it was an accident and Reiko slipped, Jeff shares he didn’t see what happened. However, Jeff really lowers the boom on Liz when he reveals that due to the fall, Reiko suffered a traumatic brain injury and severe bleeding. It was then, that Reiko needed a blood transfusion, and that’s how she got the disease that killed her.

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Carolyn steps in and tells Liz they did everything to protect her from the legal system since she was a minor. So, they set out to get an immediate transfer for themselves and sent her away.  Liz struggles to understand why she couldn’t remember any of this. Carolyn shares that originally, following Reiko’s fall, Elizabeth suffered from terrible nightmares and sleepwalking episodes. Eventually, Carolyn coached her to block out the memories, and hence, they sent her away so she would never remember. Carolyn and Jeff say it was better to lose their relationship with her than lose her forever.

A furious and hurt Elizabeth can’t believe they brainwashed her, sent her away, etc. and believes all her parents cared about was protecting their reputations and storms out of the house.

So, how did you feel about the resolution to the mystery of what has been troubling Elizabeth for months and months? Do you think this will end up with a surprising turn? Are there just too many pot-holes in this entire story to make it palpable to long-time viewers? Share your thoughts on the story via the comment section below.

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MC
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MC

Hated every second of it. Once again the people at GH are struggling to find a reason for Finn (or whatever struggling character) to still be on the show, so they hijack a story that should have been about Elizabeth’s abandonment by her parents (and countless others along the way) and made it about an irrelevant character that should have left town 5 years ago. I don’t really care where it goes from here. Aside from Rebecca Herbst’s performance delivering on whatever material they give her, once again Elizabeth fans are left wondering why they bother watching.

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

I swear Chris a n d Dan get dumber and dumber with these stories and Frank allows it.

SoapFan
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SoapFan

All three of these actors did wonderfully. I think Liz’s parents caring more maintaining their reputations than helping their daughter fits with the history. I do not however like that GH made this all about Finn & hus dead wife. I don’t care about Reiko. I no longer care about Finn after having watch him mistreat Liz. I hate that the writers used Becky to probably give Michael Easton an Emmy reel.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SoapFan
Please tell when and how Finn mistreated Liz. I must have missed that show.

PLT
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PLT

It’s been great having Liz lead her own story this past year or so. Having this story play out inconsistently and appearing to have no clear direction from the jump, has hurt it. Nonetheless, Becky has finely gotten scenes this past week that she could sink her teeth in. Liz got considerable POV and fair amount of screen time. It’s been since the Jake Doe story that we saw that. Becky did some fantastic, nuanced work this week. I’m curious to see how the story goes moving forward. I’m okay if Finn and Liz share the next part of this… Read more »

Audrey
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Audrey

I just cant get over the writers retconning this story. Or maybe they didnt, maybe they are writing it that its her parents who are trying to brainwash her again. Because Finn told Hayden how Reiko and he got the disease and it wasnt because Reiko was clumsy and tripped down some stairs. Also, while I am LOVING that Liz finally has a front and center story about her, I kinds wish they didnt try to make it about Finn and his long dead wife. I’m over the fact they insist on taking Lizs stories and insert her love interests… Read more »

Pip
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Pip

Didn’t
They tell this story with Laura and Rick Weber ?

OG Steve
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OG Steve

It is rather similar. If Elizabeth all of a sudden goes into a catatonic state or if they reveal Scotty pushed Reiko, then it’s a carbon copy!

Rodd
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Rodd

This was all too convoluted. Making Elizabeth somehow responsible for Reiko’s illness and ultimate death is an idea that came way too late. It’s revisionist history. Don’t care for it at all.

Greg
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Greg

What an awful piece of writing! How did this get by Frank Valentini whom is supposed to be such a perfectionist? Between this and the awful Carly/Reese revisionist story I am really beginning to wonder what is going on at GH!!

Satan
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Satan

What’s going on is that they have been treading water since they threw Jason under the bus for a second time, nearly a year ago. That’s why you have the endless Nina propping, as well as filler stories that go nowhere like this mess & Carly’s Jacksonville “detour”. I was hoping Holly’s return might have meant a return to some proper GH writing, but now it’s starting to look like she’s some sort of zombie on the Victor/Shane payroll, so Hell only knows if anything good will come from that.

Quinn
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Quinn

I love that Becky got a story and material for her 25th, however, I don’t like the retcons. It seems like Chris & Dan want to surprise the audience more than tell a dramatic story. All I wanted was for Elizabeth’s parents to come back to Port Charles, act like they never did anything wrong and try to reconnect with Liz and the boys. I wanted Liz to be emotionally wrecked by it. To lash out at her parents. To cry. To cry a lot. To be supported by her loving husband Franco. A story arc that would have lasted… Read more »

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Relations in soaps can often seem rather convoluted. With that in mind, I submit the Michael Easton connection… Easton plays a character (Finn) who was connected romantically to two daughters (Elizabeth and Hayden) of Jeff Webber (and is the father of Jeff’s granddaughter – Violet). Jeff had an affair with Finn’s first wife (Reiko). Finn was also engaged to Anna, whose daughter (Robin) was in a relationship with Jason (biological son of the cousin (Susan) of Jeff’s second wife, Heather – who’s also the mother of Jeff’s son (Steven Lars) and Elizabeth’s deceased husband (Franco). But wait, there’s more… Easton… Read more »

rose
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rose

I just don’t think writers have any good, original ideas anymore. And it’s not always their fault. The well of face-to-face interaction and relationship building, which makes for human drama, isn’t what it used to be. I blame a lot of it on the growing use and dependency on tech from children to adults. You don’t see kids outside playing with friends. Many are working from home. And even using online dating services to get a date. Then covid further caused more isolation. So now we see regular tv filling up with more news, talk, game, and “fake” reality shows.… Read more »

SR
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SR

While I was hoping for this reunion to happen I could never really think of anything Elizabeth’s parents could say that would rationally explain their absence from her life. Once it was revealed that Reiko was in Elizabeth’s memory I kind of released myself from much serious emotional investment in the rollout and accepted that the writers were obviously fixing to tell a crazy story with a confusing timeline. I’ve really struggled with the writing of the entire show for quite a while so this just feels like more of the same mostly disappointing mess. I’m a forever Becky/Elizabeth fan,… Read more »

Andie
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Andie

This convoluted mess is just something to push Finn even more to the forefront of Elizabeth’s story. The writers are dead set on pairing Liz with Finn despite how poorly the couple has been received by critics and fans alike. This whole thing would be so much better if Elizabeth was still with her devoted husband Franco and he was playing the supportive role while she got the front burner. Every story doesn’t have to be about a new romance. Elizabeth deserved a story about her and her parents. Instead, the audience must revisit Finn’s dead wife that no one… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

The “love of her life” is Lucky Spencer. Not some half assed retcon of a serial killer invented so Frank & ReRon could keep a pet from their own cancelled TV show gainfully employed. That said though, I do agree with you that Elizabeth & Finn (created for the same reason as Frodd) was a ridiculous pairing. Not nearly as bad as Sonny & Nina, but what could be worse than that mess? Most of the current couplings on this show are laughable, really. Just when you thought Brooklynn & Chase might have had a shot, it turns into some… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

That’s a big problem, Satan. They can’t write convincing love stories that we can invest in. Chase and Brook Lynn were doing so well on a nice slow burn, becoming friends and allies before romance intervened. Now, it seems she’s more obsessed with Linc than Chase! He’s such a sweet guy and so likeable and ridiculously handsome…he deserves better. Finn is a dullard, PERIOD. And not just with women. His scenes with the adoring Chase seem one-sided with Chase delivering all the smiles and brotherly love while Finn just seems preoccupied…with what, I don’t know. He doesn’t seem to have… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I thought this whole SL is stupid. Kevin could have finished the hypnosis and brought out the rest of Liz’s memories without going to find these half-assed parents that only succeeded in making her more guilty and unloved. I like Billy Moses but he sure does not do parent, husband or Dr. very good. The mother reminds me of a jailer, and I swear I could hear the keys clamging on her belt as she walked across the floor, scarry! I heard enough about Reiko years ago who Finn thinks was an angel, and now to find all this with… Read more »

brian
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brian

I just truly hope dead Reiko does not all of sudden… appear alive. That would be absolute worst storyline yet !

and Violet, thanks so much for thumbs up on your comment to my Josh Kelly election comment… I just don’t understand why so many take issue with him… I would definitely give him a best new addition to the cast any day, but just far too sad that Kelly Thiebaud is exiting… they have great on screen chemistry.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Worst storyline yet?

How quickly we forget Fluke, Denise DeMuccio and the never-ending Peter (Anna’s not-son, but nephew) problem.

Character assassinations of Rick Webber and Paul Hornsby, the woman in white, plus the temporary couplings of Emily & Sonny and Felicia & Luke all stunk up the screen more than Lizzy’s current convoluted story.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Brian
I don’t understand what the problem with Josh Kelly is. He just has not been accepted well, although I’ve recently gotten to like Britt with Dr.Gatlin-Holt also. I’ve seen 4 of her new episodes on Station 19 and it makes me miss her on GH all the more. I think her Huntington’s Desease will ultimately drive her away from Port Charles.

JJ
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JJ

The ONLY saving grace of this story … which is often the case … is Rebecca Herbst. I can’t fathom why this show consistently treats her like a second string, D List member! She is a beloved 25 year veteran who has proven her worth to the show time and time and time again. This is one of the worst stories I have ever seen on daytime. It is contrived and forced and should have had nothing to do with Finn. Back in 2002, the writers did something similar to Rick Webber. They retconned him into some kind of a… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

They are asking above,”Where Does This Story Go From Here?” I couldn’t care less, because it is of no interest to me, as is Elizabeth and her whining attitude. Sorry, I know how much she’s liked by most but to me she’s so needy and annoying.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati on Liesl Learning Britt is Sick: “This Was the Most Painful and Profound Episode I Have Filmed in 10 Years”

This week in a preview of a heartbreaking episode of General Hospital, Liesl (Kathleen Gati) will learn her daughter, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), now has developed symptoms of Huntington’s Disease and its progression is making Dr. Westbourne very sick.

In story, look for Britt to confide in her mother, noting that that the disease is beginning to overtake her body.

Liesl’s portrayer, Kathleen Gati shared with Soap Opera Digest (in their latest issue on newsstand now), just how mutter will react to the news.

Gati expressed: “I have to say this is the most painful and profound episode I have filmed in 10 years.”  Kathleen has played the role of Dr, Liesl Obrecht since 2012.

She goes on to say, “Liesl puts her doctors hat on to give hope to herself and to Britta, encouraging her that they are both well-trained doctors and can find a way to help Britta.”

However, that’s not what Britt wants to hear.  She needs her mother, and the support and comfort from her, at this devastating time in her life.

Kathleen shares it’s at that point that Liesl realizes she needs to stop all the medical talk and just be there for her daughter.

So, are you looking forward to the scenes between Britt and Liesl?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH’s Marcus Coloma Reveals COVID Kept Him Out of Episodes But Returns On-Air Next Week

Viewers who have been watching this week’s episodes of General Hospital have seen Adam Huss stepping-in for a second for Marcus Coloma in the role of Nikolas Cassadine.

Many fans wanted to know what caused the temporary switcheroo.  Now, Coloma has taken to his Instagram doing a little dance and revealing the nature of why he was away and when he will be back.

Marcus shared in the video: “Why Aren’t You GH?  Got Covid a month ago.  I’m coming back for you, baby. Next Week”

In the accompanying post, the actor expressed: “So here’s the deal.  Thank you for all the lovely love.  I should be back on the screen next week.”

Coloma has played the role of Nikolas Cassadine since October 31st, 2019.

Glad to know Marcus is feeling better and on his way back to Port Charles? Comment below.

 

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Robin Mattson Shares Why She Didn’t Return as GH’s Heather Webber

In late October, General Hospital fans were in for a shock when the character of Heather Webber returned to the canvas, in the form of ex-B&B star, Alley Mills.  Many viewers wondered why the previous Heather, soap vet Robin Mattson, did not return to tape new episodes.

Late last week, Mattson shared via her Facebook page an explantation as to why she was unable and unavailable to reprise her signature role on the ABC daytime drama series.  Robin revealed she is recovering from knee surgery and will soon undergo hip replacement surgery.

Mattson’s full post expressed: “As nice as is to be missed and so many of you have wondered what happened to me, I just want to let you know that I’ve been recovering from my knee surgery and today I’m going to have hip replacement surgery. Thank you all for your love and support! Looking forward to a fast recovery! Love Robin ❤”

Robin is the third actress to play the role of Heather.  She came on to GH back in 1980.  Later, she exited to play Gina on Santa Barbara and Janet on All My Children, and also had stints as B&B’s Sugar, ATWT’s Cheri, DAYS Lee Michaels, and even Delia on Ryan’s Hope.  The actress also continued to play GH’s Heather on and off through 2016.

So, glad to hear from Robin? Enjoying Alley Mills as Heather? Send your well-wishes and a speedy recovery to Robin via the comment section below.

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