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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Emma Returns To Visit Anna and Meets Griffin!

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In a nice surprise for many GH fans, Daytime Emmy nominee Brooklyn Rae Silzer  (Emma) appeared on Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

While it had been revealed that Emma would make a return visit to GH during an upcoming episode, yesterday proved to be the day.  On her spring break from school, Emma returns to Port Charles to spend some time with her grandmother, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).

While the two have lunch at Kelly’s Diner, Griffin (Matt Cohen) shows up and hands over the DNA test results Anna had run on him confirming he is indeed Duke’s son.  Emma, who loved Duke and misses him, chats with Griffin as he explains how he never got to know his dad.  Emma says she doesn’t know what she would do if she ever lost her father, Patrick.  Emma feels very sad for Griffin that he never got to know Duke, and upon his request, she fills him on what Duke was like.

The episode clearly anchored Griffin further into the Scorpio-Drake family, now that Emma is accepting and likes Griffin.  Anna watched how the two interact and is very touched.   Watch the scene between Emma and Grifin after the jump and then weigh-in!

Did  you enjoy seeing Brooklyn Rae Silzer return to GH for a visit?  Do you hope there are more episodes in the future for her? Do you like how GH is integrating Matt Cohen further into story, and weaving him into the lives of the characters of Port Charles?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Aria
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Aria

The scene with Anna, Emma and griffin was great because of the actors, yet I still feel this would’ve played out better if griffin was Anna offspring.

Aria
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Aria

HAPPY Birthday GENERAL HOSPITAL!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You’re right, Aria. I think the story would have been so much more meaningful for both the characters and the fans.

Dave M
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Dave M

I agree and what is the weird scar or thing on his stomach that we all saw- have they revealed what it is or the meaning of it? I find it strange and suspicious and something is amiss. Call me paranoid delusional- which seems to be the case of a few of us- but is this nice new Dr. a not nice man- or that what I suspect is a port- like something you plug a computer into or oh my am I losing more than my hair or is this suspect- why did we get a peek at it-… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

No, Dave, you are not paranoid. You are so like myself and Shay, and a handful of others who notice trivial, seemingly insignificant ‘things’.
I made a comment as soon as a close-up of that scar came into view. Someone close to Anna may have inflicted that wound (or Anna herself); which may have healed outwardly, yet not inwardly.
I felt the same “something’s amiss” pang….so, YOU ARE NOT ALONE…….LOL.

SZima
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SZima

I totally disagree about Griffin being Anna’s son.

There is no way we would NEVER have heard that Anna had another child!
Him being Duke’s son, however, is completely plausible and makes much more sense.
It would have been nice if he had come on the scene before Duke died, but this scenario works…at least for me!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I completely melted when I saw Emma. And, what a sweet, beautiful scene between her and Griffin. I also loves how on ease this little girl is with everyone….classic reunion with both Anna and Sonny.
May I say( out of context) that i really liked the outdoor scenes. ….I could have sworn it was upstate, New York. Lol. I’m serious!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Loved….at ease

Norma
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Norma

I have made several typos today and am not drunk or on dolls. Bring that powerhouse actress back to live in Port Charles where she belongs. And dew it now!

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee Sweetheart, completely agree delightful scene.. Love
Anna & Emma together adding Sonny and Griffin made it perfect.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Fanny.
My lovely Fanny,
That scene warmed my heart, as well. What would top it, would be that Griffin is really Anna’s son, and Emma’s uncle. Imagine that. Robin’s twin who was kidnapped at birth.
It could happen, right? Those GH magicians can make anything materialize…LOL.

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

i just wish they would kill off that obnoxious little brat…note: im writing this on April 1st-lol

Dave M
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Dave M

Had me there- good one, Jim!!

Norma
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Norma

I was disturbed to see her with Sonny, frankly and was going to ask about that but then they do have a history as Robin’s boyfriend was Sonny’s nephew or cousin- and he Stone was his name he had HIV and died? Something along those lines?

Timmm
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Timmm

CeeCee, I thought we were back in the 80’s, the soap heydays when Julian and Alexis were on location in the park. Just so refreshing and the actors probably like it to.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree, Timmmy, the scenery was beautiful…I looked past what was in front of me and enjoyed the greenery and sunshine. Any scene outdoors is welcomed and relished.
You’re so sentimental, my Timmmbo. I hope your girl appreciates you. LOL. much love….

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree, Timmmy. The scenery was beautiful…..I looked past what was in front of me and enjoyed the greenery and dunshine.
Any scene outdoors is welcomed and relished.
You’re so sentimental, my Timmmbo!! I hope your girl appreciates your senditivity. Much love.

Anne
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Anne

Emma is the heart of gh.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

This was an all-around very good episode and Emma’s appearance was the icing on the cake. I wish she could be on every day.

Norma
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Norma

I love that little girl and see an Emmy in her very near future. Exceptional. I am warming to Duke’s son but ok Robin and Patrick quit or went on to other shows or projects- is it unthinkable to recast them? If it is, then skip that question and go directly into attack mode. I had hoped to see Anna really – such a great actress and a rich character – a real friendship with Jordan where they drink and talk and Mac and Felicia- or for her to snap and be hospitalized. If that happened to be where Heather… Read more »

Dave M
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Dave M

She seems like a pint-sized powerhouse to me and when she gets older she is going to really take that town over! And until then just love her and wish she would live there all the time and I think she would like that as well- her leaving was not her choice I don’t think. I would like to see more of Anna like you say -it seems instead of delving or building on existing they just send out a casting call.

Timmm
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Timmm

Brooklyn will one day be on “Jimmy Kimmel” and she will be a mega star, for sure. She will boast being on GH and I hope they show the scene in the park where Britt throws the baby on the grill. Classic! [It was on “Talk Soup.”]

Rose
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Rose

I enjoyed Emma and Griffin. There was a sweetness about it. But being a soap, I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop re: Griffin. It just can’t be all smooth sailing. Just hope the writers don’t mess this storyline up. There aren’t enough nice guys.

Timmm
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Timmm

Little Sweetie is back and seems like she is melting Griff”s heart just like she did with Patrick. Great job! IF Duke is truly dead and I dont think he is, Anna and Emma should gravitate towards Griff because he is the last connection to their favorite Scotsman!

Alan
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Alan

I was hoping Emma’s visit would bring back the real Anna DeVane instead of the Anna who sat with Sonny on Tuesday and absolved him of any guilt regarding Duke’s death. Sadly, it looks as though that Anna won’t be back any time soon as the current writers have the character sipping the Corinthos Kool-aid like everyone else in Port Charles.

Timmm
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Timmm

Maybe Anna is just using Sonny to get to Carlos.

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

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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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

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!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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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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