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General Hospital EP Frank Valentini Teases After Shots Are Fired, “A Whole Family’s Lives Will Be Completely Changed and Thrown Off Track”

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On Friday, the final moments of General Hospital’s cliffhanger featured gun shots being fired at the Metro Court’s 4th of July party by the pool. Coming on to the scene was Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) who looked up and told everyone to get down.

Present at the Metro Court pool were various Port Charles residents those include, Portia (Brook Kerr), Jordan (Tanisha Harper), Zeke (Gavin Houston) and the arriving Curtis.  In addition, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Anna (Finola Hughes) were chatting and both have good reason to believe they could be intended targets.

GH’s executive producer, Frank Valeninti spoke to Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstand now and previewed what’s to come next week on the ABC daytime drama series.


Valentini teased; “Many lives could be in danger because it’s the 4th of July party, so there are a lot of people there.  Dante is there, Zeke is there, there’s a whole slew of Port Charles residents there.”

The Daytime Emmy winning EP went on to preview: “Not only is someone shot, but after the shooting, a whole family’s lives will be completely changed and thrown off track.”


So the question becomes who will be shot and can they be saved in the nick of time? With Curtis just being revealed as Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) biological father, might he be in the one in peril and in need of blood transfusion or an organ match or something that would prove that Trina is not his daughter, but the DNA test results were switched by Selina Wu (Lydia Look) in Curtis’ favor, as some have believed?  Could Jordan get shot putting to the test how Curtis feels about his ex? Will Dante go down for the count?


Who do you think will be revealed as taking a bullet and being shot when the dust settles next week on GH? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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Does anyone else find it grotesque that GH continues to use gun violence as a plot device, without a hint of irony or admonishment, in a country terrorized by gun violence?

Last edited 2 months ago by Phil

Definitely. The violence on GH is the reason I usually just read about what’s happening instead of watching the show.

Same here, I just read up sometimes on what is happening but never watch anymore.

Its a show not real but there are a lot of shows that are really bad inthe running come on and real life is wrose. Just saying iam a GH fan for life sence 1963 but if you don’t like move on please.

Shhh. Now there… calm down.. You said it yourself. It’s not real. Scream it with me ” ITS NOT REAL

Let’s look at it this way—let’s get rid of the bad guys: Sonny, Dex, Anna,( she may be a good guy, but her persona suggests violence) Wu and all other Cosa Nostra members and/or other crime orgs. —-violence would not accelerate. People kill people, not guns. Get rid of the people and we are rid of guns. let’s not be so lenient with criminals. GH ignores the fact that Sonny is a murderer; and he is propped as a good guy.
Sonny is here to stay. Taking this fact into account, so are crime and guns.

Celia…People may kill people, especially the more unstable ones we are hearing about. But guns, ammo, and easy access to them make it way easier. They have no redeeming quality. They were only invented to kill no matter who is using them and why. :)))

So tired of FV always using criminals on gh especially the Corinthos family. It’s a Dam hospital show, try using Dr and nurses end the violence

It is not a hospital show. It is a soap opera centered around people who are connected to the hospital. There is a huge difference.


Obviously you don’t know what you’re talking about and haven’t watched for long! It is a mob/hospital soap opera…

What do you expect from a show that insists on making an organized crime lord the “hero” of the show, where even the city mayor has drinks with him in public. The show is completely out of touch with the mood of the country in regard to crime, corruption, guns and violence.

Would everyone just get over GH violence. Have you seen video games and movies out now! GH is nothing like the gun violence in our nation. It’s a show. People know soaps aren’t real. If some men and women want to watch GH as entertainment, that’s their business. The mob in GH never kills anyone. Don’t watch if you don’t like it, but if teenagers and other people can watch movies about demons and evil possession, I can watch a simple soap 5 days a week as an adult. I have never shot anyone and I have been watching soaps for 50 years.

I agree. I have watched GH for decades and not once did I feel the need for cold steel in my hands. It is a break from reality for a few minutes a day.

Exactly for 1 hour a day 5 days a week we get away from our reality my mom was a cop she never even shot her gun in the whole 30 years she was on the police force and she watched general hospital faithfully.

I agree. Stop whining and watch something else . And btw, the political class doesn’t want to deal with REAL gun violence, that’s a major reason we have so many mass shootings. They know the citizens love their guns; many also belong to, believe in the NRA. Don’t really want to get into that issue. Bottom line is, if all you want to see are a bunch of nurses and doctors running around (we do get a fair share of that when they patch up the complained about gunshot wounds), go watch Hallmark. I suggest you also might want to register a real complaint with your elected officials .

alic…Good suggestion to go to Hallmark. I went there on my own Saturday. They are starting their “Christmas In July” programs with some new ones and oldies but goodies. And no guns, rape, killing cats, crazies both suspects and select politicians, hanging from meat hooks, violence, etc, as seem on both GH, Y&R, and cable news. I can even have my family of all ages join me for a show where you smile, that ends right. They are sure doing better than soap “dramas”. And I’ll bet their ratings are doing okay as well. :)))

Thank you.. it’s about a crime family and that’s what makes it great tv. Not just boring soap stuff. There is always gonna be guns with a mob family

Shben5619. Your post is right on. Totally agree

I agree too. A little excitement helps these days. Apologies to Rose but Hallmark is total boredom.


I totally agree with you shben 5619

I agree wholeheartedly. Those that don’t wanna watch what’s going on watch something else. I’m sick of Nina

Yeah, sick of Nina. Must be that mafia ms. Wu.

Me too.. Nina go away!


Me three for she thinks she gotten away with her bad deed. But she’s a mass of destruction and she’s going down just going to take some time maybe she should go down with Esme ..

But am I the only one that sees a lot of what’s going on in the real world on this soap think about it victor was creating a pandemic and also trying to control the weather the plot twist is reality change the soaps change the world..

Victor and his brother created the Ice Princess decades ago and there were pandemics on GH decades ago, too. GH has always had this stuff so please leave your QAnon conspiracies off a soap site.

My dog Cerberus is counting down the days to when Nina begins her new job in Hell as his personal chew toy.

I truly can’t believe you think Nina is evil. How is it that you don’t see that everything she’s done from Nixon Falls on, has been provoked by Carly and what she and others have done to, or the horrific way they’ve behaved toward, Nina?

Carly’s the incarnation of evil disguised in PTA dresses, her hateful words and lies spewed like daggers in between obnoxious giggles, but somehow you think “Nina” is evil?

I don’t think Carly or Nina are evil. Emotionally dumb as dirt, but not evil.

Nina has been denied things she deserved in life, and by her own greedy, hateful evil mother no less.

So she definitely has some well deserved emotional scars that she did not deal with properly. They have shrinks for that.

But Carly didn’t set out to hurt Nina, Jax was trying to protect Nina’s frail emotional state by keeping Nell’s identity a secret after she went off the cliff, all the while keeping the mother of his children out of prison.

Nina is the one that’s been out for blood ever since.

That’s not accurate. Jax was trying to keep Carly out of jail because he was afraid the cops wouldn’t believe her, so he told Carly to not say anything about her fight with Nelle before she fell. But it was CARLY who realized that Nelle had been Nina’s daughter, and to save her own butt she convinced Jax to not tell Nina that Nelle had been her daughter, with the rationalization that it wouldn’t bring her happiness to find out Nelle had been their daughter (which still wasn’t Carly’s call to make).

Jax didn’t want to go along with it; he’d just come back from a meal with Nina encouraging her to not give up her search for her daughter and felt it was wrong to keep it from her, but Carly convinced him. Now, even IF someone wants to give Carly the benefit of the doubt in that scenario (I don’t; Carly is not that altruistic (unselfish), she knew that if they didn’t tell Nina that Nelle had been her daughter, Nina would go the rest of her life never knowing that Wiley is her grandson. Once Nina found out what they’d both withheld from her, she was livid, and JAX apologized over and over again, telling her he’d never thought of the Wiley connection (it seems he was sincere about that) and asked for forgiveness. Carly? Naaa; she became vicious, defensive, and doubled-down, telling Nina that she’d make sure she was never a part of Wiley’s life…which she ranted again on the phone when Nina called to tell her that Sonny was alive.

Nina wasn’t in any “fragile” emotional state; she’s never been in one since we met her almost ten years ago when she first came out of that coma and had an understandable break from reality. Some of you have a completely screwed up view of Nina. She’s actually one of the strongest women on the show; she’s survived a 20-year coma, the kidnapping of both of her children, learning she couldn’t have more kids BECAUSE of that coma, heartbreak, betrayal by Sasha, and then learning that Nelle had been her child…and STILL she learned how to run a magazine, made it a complete success and now is successful as co-owner of the MetroCourt, as well. So this “fragile” Nina thing is BS; nothing fragile about her…

“Out for blood?” LOL! CARLY did’t tell her that Nelle had been her daughter, she didn’t tell her that Wiley is her grandson, she took Nina’s DNA behind her back and ran a test on her and her daughter and spent the last year lying to everyone’s face to keep Nina from finding out about yet another of her children! She was NEVER going to let Nina know that Willow is her daughter, that Amelia is her grandchild, all the while playing mommy to Willow! But you think Nina’s “out for blood?” LOL! WHY wouldn’t she want Carly out of her life, out of Willow’s life; the woman stuck herself in between Nina and HER child, and was already playing mom to her daughter (just as Carly’s done with Ava’s daughter)

Smh; how anyone can think Nina’s the one who’s wrong here is mind-boggling. If I was in Nina’s position and this was real life I’d have picked up that phone and called in that tip and bragged about it to the whole town. Nina is completely in the right to want Carly to pay for everything she tried to keep from her; I think she used great restraint to not rip Carly’s hair out as soon as she found out that Carly tried to keep Willow a secret from her for life…again! Carly trying to keep the knowledge of who Nelle had been to her, trying to keep her ever finding out about Wiley, is what started everything, and Carly being Carly did her hideous wrong yet again; and never paid. Can’t stand her or the writing for this story; like anyone’s supposed to care about poor Carly’s financial woes, lol.

Being the Devil, I know a thing or two about “evil”. Indeed I get blamed for most of it, usually by mortals who misunderstand my actual purpose in this world.

But as far as Nina goes….

Is it not “evil” to allow an entire family to grieve for their husband and father for nearly a year, when you know full well he’s alive?

Is it not more evil than that, to steal them away from him yet again, even after he gets his memory back, and returns home?

One could argue that it’s evil to rat somebody out to the SEC. After destroying their family. Especially when the person you ratted out didn’t make a dime, but lost her own business… and we all know who she lost it to.

And most recently… is it not 666% completely evil to gloat over yet another man’s brain injury & amnesia, causing yet another family to suffer, including a young child with autism, who can’t begin to comprehend why his father is rejecting him. All because he knows what you did.

If these things aren’t evil, then I probably have a lot of folks down here in Hell who should be up for parole for doing far less.

Well said !!! If you don’t like it, turn the channel.

I’m with you been watching since 1974 Grand theft Auto has guys raping girls and racing cars and killing and shooting and that’s a freaking video game!!!

I agree. Some people just need to get over it. It’s just a show for entertainment. I have also watched for over 50 years

Yes! Some of these people need to find something else to do or watch. Seriously, it is a soap! I have also watched for more than 40 years and it never once crossed my mind to shoot someone.



Exactly!!! I’m appalled by the video games my grandchildren are addicted to!!! And absolutely horrified by the shows and movies! Disney is not for children anymore!

I agree. Move on if it offends you and let the rest of us enjoy.

You say “people know soaps aren’t real.” Sadly, I question that. The way people get mad at actors for doing their job. It’s crazy that they can’t separate an actor from a role. But I do agree with everything you wrote!

Really, Sonny and Laura have been friend friend for years. Luke and Sonny were good friend. She can like and care about the man,. She is always Warning him. My goodness this country in real time, elected a master mind criminal. Who is now only faces justice.hmmmmmm.

You are so right. People are so ready to accept a criminal to run our country, well I’d trust Sonny any day of the week in real life before that corrupt freak.

Unfortunately, I doubt he’ll face justice. He’ll either have a jury of a Floridian cult or he’ll run the clock and be allowed to run for President. We are in so need of a law that says if a person is a pathological liar, who incites an insurrection, does nothing for three hours while watching the insurrection, stands by and doesn’t call the National Guard when a noose has been set up to hang the VP, cops are being beaten up and sprayed, and the Capitol is being smashed up while nazi lunatics climb through the windows and in the end, the then-President tells the the vile crazies that he loves them but it’s time to run along home, then after refusing to leave the White House which he thinks is his lifelong appointed home on which he sits upon the throne, then takes nuclear secrets home…such a person cannot EVER seek any public office again, let alone run for President of the United States. Just a thought…

From your mouth….but unfortunately the crazies that elected him the first time will be out in full force to do it again, because they are blinded and brain washed to believe he is what HE says he is and also they see$$$$$ which they feel helps their lives, especially in the business world.

I totally agree, worry about video games that have desensitized our youth about reality and a game. Worry about Social Media and TikTok that teaches people how to make homemade bombs and guns. What the hell, it’s just a soap opera!!

I agree, it’s just a soap opera! I don’t believe to many teenagers are watching for the violence.

He’s not a crime lord he’s a gourmet barista owner lol

To all the people suggesting viewers tune out if they don’t like the plots….guess what, that is what is happening. Another year or so and we will be watching this show exclusively on Hulu.

I agree, Phil. I’d also add that the show has too much violence in general. Dex being hung up on a meat hook and beaten with threat of torture; Sonny having Franco and Julian beaten viciously in years past; and sadistic Helena purring “More, more!” when Jason was getting pounded by one of her goons; Spencer getting worked over two months ago… Too much! If I want that to watch that ugliness, I’ll watch more cable shows.

Stop watching! It’s a soap! I’m retired GH is a part of my everyday routine look forward to it.

I’m upset the all the favorite people are being wrote out. I have watched GH since it started. I know they need to have changes but not changes like are being changed now.

No; because it’s not about random lunatics who have ar15s, but rather mobsters on a soap which GH has always had. I’d much rather have those stories than the non-stop fatal illness stories like the one they’ve given Gregory on the heels on Britt’s Hungtingtons. It’s completely depressing and takes away all the joy of seeing a character like Gregory as a potential love interest for Alexis (or Tracy if she was staying) and sucks the joy out of seeing those adorable family scenes with Finn, Chase and Violet. I hate it; they bring in a charming, intelligent, older man and that’s what they decide to do? Give him an incurable, devastating illness?

I’ll take the mob…

Phil…Yes I find it “grotesque.” So I won’t be watching. Just like I quit watching the “showpiece” for Sharon on Y&R which showed sick violence, etc. I’ve already cut back on B&B for other reasons.

Hate to break it to you all but GH is not the reason America is violent and loves guns.Its a tv show it’s a soap and it’s hardly bloody like other shows. When your watching a soap and those of us who have watch for years know you gotta suspend with reality a little bit,

Aria. Well put. People are ridiculous. They will flock to a movie with violence yet a soap opera is extremely upsetting to them. Too many crazy people in this world that don’t have a grip on reality.

Well said.

No not in the least, don’t you find a grotesque that every weekend in Chicago that there are several shootings with 30 to 40 people always involved but it’s black on black crime so the media wants nothing to do with it

Ah, here’s the race baiter, right on time. You deliberately omitted the overwhelmingly white legislators who’ve ensured that weapons of war flow freely in America. It’s a white on EVERYBODY crime that your unsubstantiated stats don’t admit to, in order to distract from their malicious policies.

This is a soap and guns have been a staple from the beginning in the storyline. Please keep political views out of it.

What beginning are you talking about? GH’s? The soaps that started in radio? In either case, that isn’t true in the slightest. On top of that, you want to ignore the real world connection to politics, but it’s no more political than the story of Robin & Stone. It’s real life!


It’s about a mob family, there is always guns and violence.

The show is about the rich and the mob family of Port Charles. It is tv, get over it.

I am way more upset at the trans on the show. Stop that. Please.
I have been watching for thirty yrs

I agree Pamela. That is hard to watch.

Let me get this straight. It is hard for you people to watch a beautiful, talented woman? Well, it’s hard for me knowing that people like you exist!

You should be ashamed of yourself. I like the actress playing Terry she should be on more, if you don’t like it stop watching. By the way you’re a bigot. I can’t stand bigots

Totally agree. Can’t watch anything anymore without gender mentioned. Not even commercials!

Seriously? We have one gorgeous trans performer who can act and that makes you upset? Why?

I’ll go in the opposite direction and say we don’t see enough of Terry! I wanted to see her have a conversation with Chet or Yuri about dating.

Trans people have been around forever. Literally from the beginning. You might remember Eve was cloned from Adam’s rib, right?

Believe me, I was there when it happened. Rockin’ that snake suit.

Case in point, please Google Magnus Hirshfield and read about what he accomplished in Germany 1919, which lasted until 1933.

I believe I just saw a movie on that subject on HellFlix the other day. “El Dorado”, I believe was the title.

Definitely so sick of it. I watch GH to escape the stress in my life for an hour. If I want to watch gun violence, I will just move back home to Houston and watch the news every night

Last edited 2 months ago by Pamela

It’s a tv show! What’s wrong with you? The 50s were full of westerns, the 3 stooges poked at each other. Learn to know the differencebetween tv and reality.

Yes enough violence.

You people act like GH and other soaps are forced on you daily . Gee, my remote has buttons to change or shut off shows. If you don’t like something, don’t watch it but just shut up about it.

It’s a soap opera that most of us watch to forget about life and just relax. It’s had the mob on it for many, many years and absolutely nothing is different. I’ve been watching for about 35 years and the only thing I can see different is the amount of incurable diseases. Give them a disease that they get treatment for at GH and not stretch it out for a year. Give them something like diabetes or heart disease and teach the public about it instead of all these diseases that you never hear about because they are so rare. When Bobbie was diagnosed with Diabetes it was basically a small blurb. People need to know what millions of Americans go through daily with our diabetes. And people need to know the difference between type 1 and type 2. That’s just one example of what the show could be doing and showing in General Hospital.

It’s a show … My gosh if it’s to violent then don’t watch it ..

It’s a SOAP! They all have Drama by definition to keep the adrenaline pumping… have u seen the violence in online gaming… far worse! U have a choice… don’t watch it with a click of a button… u don’t even need to leave the couch to turn the dial off

What worries me is the fact that too many popular characters are eliminated and replaced 1,2,3. So GH is not GH anymore, the writers they need to be mindful or the show will loose lots of viewers. I the numbers of viewers went down a little???

You are right.One thing I would say about crime how those violent game kids plays in the video ,the movies full of crime .ok talk about it How about Breaking bad!!!

Wow, when does violence end. With more.

Agree. The turnover in casting is just ridiculous right now. In addition, the new people have no resemblance to the previous individuals and just ruin the role.

That’s true.

I don’t think the violence on GH is that bad. You can watch shows on the major networks that have way more violence. GH is a soap, it has all the romance, danger and violence that you would expect from a soap. I haven’t watched the show from the very beginning I was too young back then, but I always thought the show was supposed to be about a hospital and it’s doctors and nurses.

My feelings exactly

That’s what their saying, THEIR NOT WATCHING

Please kill Nina. She can leave her money to Willow and pay off Carley’s debt!

I agree


Oh, my my, such violent thoughts.

Love Nina; one of the most interesting characters on GH and one of the strongest women; she survived over 20 years in a coma, one betrayal after another, a breakdown, her kids taken from her, and Carly’s big, hypocritical mouth and despicable actions. I’m hoping for a GH miracle; that the writers are injected with an antidote to the kiss-Carly’s-arse venom they’ve been poisoned with and make the B actually pay for what she does, and let Ned, when he eventually recovers, choose not to tell anyone that Nina was the anonymous tip. She deserves the win and to FINALLY have the love of her child and their stolen mother/daughter relationship, in her life.

Last edited 2 months ago by Rebecca1

I personally can’t stand Nina, just her nosy, sneaky, butinsky way more than anything. I don’t feel she’s evil but the thought of her opening her arms to Nelle if she ever shows up, makes me sick.
On the other hand, every thing you say about Carly is completely true. The woman is a witch in every sense of the word so what does that say about Sonny’s choice of women? Evidently, his taste is all in his mouth!

Typical Americans gun violence they believe is the answer to everything, now bringing it to the Soap operas,disgusting.

Michael Fairman…An answer to your question “ Who do you think will be revealed as taking a bullet and being shot, etc.” I don’t care. I won’t be watching. As a longtime GH viewer this is a question I never thought we would finally be asked. Curses to writers who made Sonny a central figure. And brought in guns, whether it’s in Ava’s purse or implied with Sonny’s profession. Certainly the end of the “love in the afternoon” unique soap genre.

Please be for real. There was more gun violence on the show between 1999 and 2000 on GH then then there has been in the last three years. As a long time viewer this period of violence on the show is nothing and really it is just a show. Get over it.

With more than one mass shooting on July 4th I don’t want to watch it on tv as part of entertainment. There is enough gun violence on the news. I won’t be watching .

Omg seriously people? Violence? Death and near death injuries creates drama and that’s what a soap should be. Dramatic. It’s not like they show blood and gore and nobody wants GH to turn into Gray’s Anatomy

It’s not like Gray’s Anatomy doesn’t have it’s share of violence either. They have had bombings, shootings, poor George getting flattened by a bus… all kinds of things.

I saw Frank Valentini’s name near “fired” in the headline, if only that was true. He’s destroyed this show and made it borderline unwatchable, plus never owns up to it and is never asked any tough questions.

Long overdue for this guy to go and for ABC to actually show some accountability. How about a showrunner with an actual fresh vision who’s in touch with the mood of the modern world in 2023?

Without Frank, GH would’ve went off the air in 2012 or 2013. He’s brought the show in under budget while maintaining good production values and bringing back veteran characters. Maybe it’s time for someone new or maybe a switch in writers.

Is the gun violence too much? Probably, but mob influence has been a part of this show since Frank Smith was introduced mover 40 years ago.

OG Steve…Maybe there has been a mob influence starting with Frank Smith to include Luke (glad he’s gone, never liked him) then Sonny. And we still don’t know what the fallout is going to be for him making a deal to allow a shipment of guns/ammo to go through his territory for money. But guns in a public area with a swimming pool and possibly kids. It’s no better than what I hear happening daily on the news. The one common problem is guns which I hate. Why oh why infect GH with it. There were so many other fun, family schnanegans (sp?), romantic, day-time stories when I started watching GH. It just seems to get worse. And for those who like this kind of “drama” just watch the news or night time crap. for your adrenaline fix. I know I won’t be watching GH on Monday, etc after seeing last weeks finale.

I love this drama. Maybe at 90+ I’m able to separate the real from the “Reel”. I personally love watching CSI, FBI, Chicago PD, and all the cop shows. I also know the difference in what I’m watching and nothing on those shows moves me to tears like the Daily News, which in reality is what are lives have become, so sad. I can’t remember turning on the news and have them say, ” Oh, we’ve got some great news for you today” The Soaps have always helped me forget about what’s going on, not just in the world at large, but my own personal world, losing a daughter, fighting cancer, dealing with all the crap my age alone brings. So rather than being upset by the violence of the Soaps, it really helps.

Violet…At least the shows you mention I have to assume good wins in the end. The only cop type show I watched was NCIS until Gibbs and Ziva left. Yet I like Kill Bill. Go figure. And we all have our personal stories. On a much sadder note for me, my son passed away three months ago. His Ceremony Of Life was two weeks ago. His life was good and so was his health. One of those instant anyourisns (sp?) in the middle of the night. Maybe that’s why I like/need some of Hallmark right now to get away from real life. And certainly not the extreme “drama” of GH and Y&R lately. :)))

I’m not good at this, just know my heart aches for you. I lost my daughter to lung Cancer, would/could not give up those killer cigarettes.. Her daughter to this day says she committed suicide..At least we had about two years to deal with it but you lost your son with no warning as did my friend who lost her son a few months ago, almost as you explained but he was awake just said he wasn’t feeling well and was gone before he got to the hospital.
Yes, most of my shows end up with the good guys winning, I loved NCIS, but kind of stopped watching when Gibbs left, don’t care for this Gary Cole too much .I’ve started watching this detective show, Will Trent whose companion is a Chihuahua, cutest thing, the dog too,ha,ha. You just keep watching what helps your peace of mind, we can’t all like the same things and shouldn’t be so critical of others choices. We never know what others are going through.and apologize for being so insensitive.

Violet…You were never insensitive. What I have noticed in relation to the sad stories you told me and my son’s passing is how much more I am empathetic to all of those who have lost someone whether in a news story, other commenters, or our own family members or personal friends and acquaintances. And for some of us we never get over it. Tears. But we still try to find a smile everyday. Keep well.

Frank needs to pull what ever wack he has in his head out ,he and the writer’s he has are during GH horribly .From The pagan Queen Carly,self righteous on the screen that does horrible wrong things gets passes and not even any good acting skills.. Demoralizing Nina character which is pitiful shameful and repulsive and continues doing the same with other characters..I just don’t know anymore and think it’s on its way out unless some good changes come quick,like the writer’s we had were phonomial and you didn’t want to miss one second of it,,they are so needed back…Please have the real writer’s come quickly ,we miss you and so want you home with GH.,.

Agree. Certainly Nina is no saint, but Carly is a Ho bag, sleep with my mother’s husband, backstabbing, hide the truth, holier than thou wannabe, nosybutt, selfish, do whatever she wants to do even when she knows it’s wrong, never listen to cooler heads (Jason), P.I.T.B..
She deserves some consequences.
I know it’s a soap and drama is the key, but if she would have just been honest waaaay back when Nell fell…
You get the idea.

When it come to Nina vs Carly. There is no comparison. Cary has made mistakes and she will be the first one to say it. But Nina only admits her mistakes after she’s called out on it and then she blames everyone else for her choices. She never truly takes responsibility for what she’s done but expects everyone to believe she’s sorry when she is still lying. Give me a break this poor Nina crap. If she really wants things to change then she needs to chance. Just like Carly did. Nina a grown woman still acting like a child. At list when Carly was running around doing all the stupid stuff you list she was young and didn’t know better. What’s Nina’s excuse? She doesn’t have one and you know it.

It’s impossible to “demoralize” Nina. She never had morals to begin with.

Please don’t do that story line with Curtis and Trina.Keep them together..That’s a positive story line and I feel if you go with that story line use Coty so Mack will know the truth that Coty is his son or just shoot Scott……

All these critics on this thread talking about specific violence on certain episodes only says that they are watching the show. Be real people you all sound like you all are fans of GH. GH violence is the creator and its writers way of keeping its viewers tuned, along with the gossip and hatred, jealousy, animosity, and affairs, it’s not to promote guns.

Hopefully Jason will save the day
Makes sense about curtis’ comments

You can bet your soul that Jason will return. The sooner the better, obviously, because GH has been in a total toilet spiral without him.

His Days character – ironically enough – seems to be a hybrid of Jason & Drew…. He wears t-shirts, but has a past career as a Navy Seal, and (like the post brain-mapping Drew) has a history of being brainwashed to shoot people. My old friend Marlena apparently cured him of this condition, but Jason… er.. Harris is demanding to be locked up in a mental hospital because he doesn’t trust himself.

The mental hospital is not a common location for Days scenes, so I suspect his time in Salem may be coming to an end. Also, it seems that Wally Kurth – who of course works on both Days and GH – has been dropping hints in “social media” lately that Steve Burton will be returning to GH soon.

And Ned could benefit from Jason’s return right now himself. Who would be better qualified than to help him figure out his brain injuries?

I believe this is how Bobbi will be written out the show. Bobbi will be shot and killed. Glady was probably the target for not paying back Wu the money. Heard Kevin wants to leave. Could be a massacre, unless Jason back see Wu is about to shot Sonny. Then a really big party will happen on screen and off. The keep playing with are beloved character, we will stop watching or stop shopping.

Been thinking this too. But could the writers be that cruel to a beloved actress?

No, that’s not how you write off a character that’s been part of the canvas for 45 years. Bobbie’s passing will likely be addressed in the fall.

Sasha’s nefarious doctor gave Gladys the money to pay Selina back.

Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) doesn’t want to leave. He’s got numerous side projects that keep him busy – one of the reasons Kevin left town with Laura this time.

Jordan bc they have already said she is leaving and not by choice but by the exects choice.

If you don’t like the violence, watch something else. That simple.

Common sense. People are leaving in droves. That is why the ratings are in the toilet. It barely hits 2,000,000 viewers. It is the lowest rated soap, and the numbers are steadily sinking. I doubt if the show lasts a year. So for those who are addicted to this mess, perhaps you can try rehab!

Even with 2 million viewers, the show reaches a larger audience than a lot of primetime shows. As long as Frank keeps the budget in tow, it’s relatively safe.

Has anyone else noticed that Gun Violence has Skyrocketed since Joe Biden took Office? Coincidence? I think not. He has an agenda to ban Guns and Ammo.

Yep, I have noticed.

This ain’t about Joe Biden please STHU

The only violence that has increased since Biden took office is the violence committed by the deranged fan club of the Orange guy, because they refuse to believe he lost the election.

And the ONLY president who ever banned guns on ANY level was Chimpy W. Bush, who told Blackwater mercenary thugs to confiscate guns from New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina…. in addition to the way his administration very badly mangled the emergency reponse to that so-called “natural” disaster.

I hope they get rid of Zehra. I don’t like him with Jordan definitely. Jordan and Curtis.
Beautiful couple. And Portia gets a divorce
from Curtis

People are leaving this show . The writers are making big mistakes . People don’t have time for all the mess they play favoritism with actors . Carly never gets what she deserves. But everybody should hate Nina just kill her off . NO one believes in forgiveness the writers have turned Micheal and Willow into nasty haters. Time is up for this soap . You can have it I’m out .

Of course this show continues to use gun play as a crutch. Every character should’ve been riddled with bullet holes by now. Reflecting upon what that means in modern America isn’t “political,” it’s common sense. But there’s neither the guts nor ability to add that awareness into the show, and the fans aren’t helping. The pandemic should have been a gift to a show named GENERAL HOSPITAL, to work that crisis into the plot somehow; that was massively fumbled too. Amazingly, that’s seen as too political, but the violence isn’t too violent!

Gun violence isn’t television soaps fault so stop blaming them for life blame the people who are talking our love ones life’s our friends and neighbors if you see someone doing or acting different not themselves take care of you and your family and friends by letting them know.

There use to be a show called The Doctor’s. You could always watch reruns of that. Just doctos and nurses.

Action is entertaining. Medical jargon is boring. GH needs the mob back for drama and danger. Ratings go up when there is a shootout and explosion. There has been none of it for a long time cause of you all making a political issue out of everything. Nobody wants to watch Boring Finn and Boring Portia talk about medicine. Bring back Jason and Cyrus with Sonny, Wu, and a returning Alcazar for a mob war.

Maybe Alcazar is already back? There are only two guys who ever thought they could move weapons through Sonny’s territory. One was Alcazar. The other was that Russian guy (can’t even remember his name) who tried to move in during the period where Sonny was attempting to do “just coffee” for legal reasons, while Jason ran the “other” business. And the Russian guy is now down here in Hell, after his unsuccessful attempt to fit Sonny with a literal pair of cement shoes.

On the other horn, Alcazar is alive & well… last known to be somewhere in South America. And I’m thinking he’s the one behind this so-called “Pikeman” group. And probably the one who hired these shooters who took random shots at Sonny… first at his warehouse, and now at the Metro Court pool.

Thank goodness they didn’t work the pandemic into story. As others mentioned, the show is an escape from everyday troubles. If they worked the pandemic into story, every hospital scene would have actors in masks and in the early days, too many days.

Gh is a greart show covers all stores about mental health issues.and couple relationships the ups and downs in friendships yes and crime.all these things are happening in or why if you dont like whats happening on gh then try and help your community to be better and learn from these great actors and story lines.theres not as much violance on gh as there used to be a lot of other shows have lots more violance on them so if don’t like violance its your choice to stop watching

This has nothing to do with this subject I really wish they would bring hayley erin on as esme adoptive sister or cousin.

Not sure what soap you all have been watching all these years, but the mob life on GH has been there since 1979 – 44 years!!! It’s not going anywhere. It is the main reason I watch the show. IT IS FANTASY! If you don’t want to see the violence, don’t watch it. ‍♀️ Real life is full of violence. Always has been. You just hear about it more because of the modes of communication available.


I think it’s Curtis because we all know Trina is not his daughter it’s all Salina Wu’s doing. It’s time for her dirty work to come to light.

Why does it have to be one of the good guys.I would rather it be one of the not liked ones.

If folks can enjoy the Sopranos and the Godfather, what’s a lil fake GH mob activity. It’s entertaining and harmless.

I read some time ago that Curtis would be near death after saving a life, so I’m betting it is he that gets a bullet.

Just 4th of July fireworks!

I am quite surprised at the vociferous defense put up by GH fans of the incessant mob/Sonny storylines. It was for that reason alone that, almost 20 years ago, I gave up my decades-long allegiance to this show. Yet I will tune in for the occasional special episode. On more than one occasion — 😉 —, I have been critical here of the character of Sonny and mob storylines. I just feel that placing a mob boss/murderer/abuser as the star character of this show is misguided, dark, and morally bankrupt. And I’ve seen so many great characters given the boot or put far away on back burner to make room for this emphasis and so many storylines written simply to prop up said character.

Bottom line for me: from what I’ve read here, there is still too much violence on this show. I echo the sentiments of those who have a preference for an emphasis on hospital staff. There is a wealth of material to be mined on that population alone, as there was in the days before the Sonny takeover.

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Very disappointed with GH producers letting go of Jason and Jax ( two of the best cast members through the years) and inserting actors like Nina (who is so uninteresting). Jax is never mentioned even when Jossalyn iz exposed in a sex video !nd threatened by the “Hook”. Austin and ‘Cuz’ saga is ridiculous. Free Drew and expose Nina. Gladys needs to be exposed and leave the show.

They did not let them go; they let themselves go with the decisions they made. Easy at that. Plus, on the flip side, them firing themselves allowed us to receive Kristina Wagner in a full-time capacity, which is more enjoyable.

Your little hospital centric show was on life support in the 70’s cause it was boring until they brought the mob action in the 80’s to turn it entertaining. Sonny brings drama and danger to the show that Finn never will with his dullness. GH will never survive listening to you Hallmark Channel fans that want a show full of Average Joe’s. Sonny’s return to Port Charles in Sept 21 was a huge ratings week. He is the star. Get over your politically correctness.

Defensive much? It is *not* about being “politically correct”. It is about how saturated the canvas has been with Sonny Corinthos (the non-mob boss) and the violence, when there is so much more cast to explore, and should be explored.

It’s great to see your reply here, Scott. I wholeheartedly agree with your statement regarding that “saturation” (“oversaturation”). My “little hospital centric show,” as someone called it, was far better than the mess to which it quickly devolved and never looked back. Take care, Friend!

Anytime the hospital is at the center, or even those “classic” characters are shown, I am super-duper happy. A lot mention Sp*nc*r and Tr*na for the Iceland storyline, but the standouts for me? Anna Devane and Laura Collins, a.k.a. the driving forces! Plus, including Felicia? Amazing. Plus, Jane Elliot’s return has infused so much into the Quartermaine family that has been desperately missing. Best of care to you, James!

While I appreciate your reply — as well as a difference of opinion on the direction of a soap, your snarky closing comment, “Get over your politically correctness,” is neither helpful nor warranted.

It’s the best soap GH many talented actors and actresses it’s excitement and entertaining and passion it’s great love this show

Yes too much gun violence on GH. Why did GH spend so much time on the storyline on Nina and her daughter only to come up with another storyline that is going to forever ruin their relationship once everyone finds out that Nina turned in Carly and Drew. So predictable and so annoying. Why can’t they finally find happiness.

I thought the shooter was the bodyguard gabe

I was a little suspicious of that guy too, since we have never seen him before and he just came out of nowhere. But he was packing a handgun, and the shooter was using an assault rifle, and Dante definitely saw the rifle barrel coming from a hotel balcony.

And of course they found the gun when they got to the room…. but that supposed SWAT officer who was leaving the room just as Dante & Chase got there…. something didn’t look right about that guy to me. I’m thinking he’s the shooter.

It’s so mind boggling that I see posts of dislike of GH’s plots involving guns and mobsters. Yet it is still a part of their routine to watch. It is no real like the other person explained. I always tell people “if you don’t like it, don’t watch it.” Don’t let it take up space in your head. Besides Soap Operas are intended to entertain, not to be politically correct. How boring would that be to watch?

I feel that the show has way too many characters. There are many I would like to see go at this point.

General Hospital’s main problems are too many storylines and, they drag out them out soooo long that we lose interest !!!

Sorry for the stupidity, but with the new format, how do we Edit when making a mistake?

So who are they really after, Sonny or Anna whose always into someone’s business. She should hire herself out as a private detective and stay out of the International stuff which gets her into trouble.

Dante seems convinced that the assault rifle used in the shooting was a WSB issue, since there were no serial numbers anywhere on the weapon.

It’s not likely that the WSB would target Sonny, but there could be elements within the agency who consider Anna a serious “liability” now that the details of her troubled past as a “double agent” have become public knowledge.

Obviously the WSB knew about Anna’s history all along, but it was always “classified” information, as far as the general public’s knowledge. Some hardliners in the WSB might think it looks bad for them that they allowed a “traitor” to live all these decades later, let alone stay on the agency’s payroll until just recently.

On the other horn, we know from what Val the Bastard previously told Sonny about this “Pikeman” mercenary thug group that they would be the type who would imitate the tactics of “intelligence” operations because they’re a mostly “unknown” organization, and want to stay that way.

There are dark elements in the WSB, of course. Victor Cassadine himself was the head of the agency for a while. More recently there was some sort of internal “coup” at agency headquarters that threw our long lost friend Frisco Jones out of the top job, and very little details about who replaced him, mostly because they wouldn’t give any information to Robert Scorpio – the man who practically built the agency by himself.

So in other words…. who in Hell name really knows what the deal is here? My money is still on Lorenzo Alcazar being “Pikeman” and Faith Roscoe (who seems to be AWOL from Hell) being the female boss that Austin’s skinhead cousin is taking orders from. This could always turn into another “Legion of Doom” storyline with Cyrus the Virus and maybe even Selina Wu mixed up in the conspiracy somehow.

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General Hospital Alum Richard Simmons ‘Not Interested’ In Biopic with Pauly Shore Portraying Him

Former General Hospital guest star and fitness guru, the reclusive Richard Simmons, has come forward and addressed actor and comedian, Pauly Shore’s wish to play the 70’s and 80’s pop culture icon in a biopic about his life.

Shore previously took to social media and on X shared a side-by-side of him and Simmons. Accompanying the post, Pauly expressed: I’ve noticed the reactions to me playing #RichardSimmons in a biopic. I heard he’s living in Big Bear. We’ve been playing phone tag (yes, he has a phone). I’m trying to make it happen, you guys. In the meantime, hit up all the big producers. I’ll see you at @TheAcademy 2025!”

However, TMZ’s sources are reporting on Saturday that Simmons is not in favor of Shore playing him in a film or anyone else, or any biopic on his life.

The outlet shared that Richard’s reaction was that he was aware of the effort behind a biopic, mostly spear-headed by Pauly. but that he just doesn’t want to be involved. Simmons also added that he likes Pauly a lot, but he’s not biting, despite the public’s urging on social media about the idea of a movie on his life.

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Born Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons, he became part of the public conscious back in the 70’s and 80’s with exercise studios and the ability to help his clients lose weight; many of them were celebrities. Simmons himself, admitted to at one time to being overweight, and getting into fitness helped him maintain a healthy living style and he wanted to help others.

Later, he began a four-year recurring run on General Hospital playing himself from 1979-1983.  Simmons returned to the show in 2013 for the Nurses’ Ball to taunt Lucy (Lynn Herring). He also was host of the Emmy-award winning, The Richard Simmons Show, which focused on personal health, fitness, exercise, and healthy cooking.  Over the last several years, Simmons has withdrawn from public life.

What would you think of a Richard Simmons biopic and if it included some moments in front of the camera and behind the scenes of what went down when he appeared on GH? Do you think it will ever happen given Simmons current position on the matter? Let us know in the comment section.

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General Hospital’s John J. York Reveals Potential Transplant Donor: “I Believe They Found a Match”

Promising news for General Hospital’s John J. York (Mac Scorpio). The actor who went public with his health battle shared Friday on Good Morning America that a life-saving blood stem cell transplant donor may have been located.

An emotional York told GMA, “I believe they found a match, perfect match, which will make me cry.  So we’re going to start our testing and do all that kind of stuff coming up here in about a week, and then I believe the transplant will happen, fingers crossed, in November.”

Through his association with the Be The Match organization, York located the now potential donor to help in his fight against myelodysplastic syndrome and multiple smoldering myeloma, two blood and bone marrow disorders. “

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York went on to explain the difficulties he faced in trying to find a match: “Many of my family members were tested and most of them were 6 out of 12; apparently there’s markers that have to be reached. So they were on standby.”

When asked just what the GH fan favorite would want to say if given the opportunity to speak to the donor that appears to be a match, in tears, John expressed: “Thank you for saving my life. For letting me spend more time with my wife and my daughter and my son-in-law and my grandchildren and seeing this beautiful blue sky.”

John has played Mac Scorpio for 32 years and until recently had kept his battle with these two blood cancers private, but came forward to clarify why he is taking time away from GH, and how he is been trying to find a life-saving donor match.

Watch York’s segment from GMA below.

Now, share your thoughts and well-wishes as John awaits the test results from his potential donor, to hopefully undergo this life-saving transplant in November via the comment section.

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Jacqueline Grace Lopez Returns to General Hospital

Never count out Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton)! After her termination at Deception, and following her grandmother Tracy Quartermaine’s (Jane Elliot) blackmailing scheme, BLQ is set to bounce back.

How will she do it? Now comes word from Soap Opera Digest that Brook Lynn will once again go back into the music business when Blaze hires her to be her manager.  This will bring actress and singer, Jacqueline Grace Lopez back to General Hospital to reprise her role as Blaze.

The last time viewers saw Blaze was back on the April 17th episode of GH, when Blaze surprised Chase (Josh Swickard) by turning up to speak on his behalf in front of the PCPD review committee.  Throughout her initial run as the character, Blaze was tormented by that creep of a manager, Linc.  She also became good friends with Chase when they sang together on multiple occasions, and revealed her real name was actually, Allison.

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This will mark Lopez’s third time on GH, the first in a brief role as a babysitter in 2015/2016, her last run as Blaze, and now her return.

Lopez shared her excitement on her return with SOD, and that her first scenes back are with Kate Mansi (Kristina) and Amanda Setton Lopez expressed, “I’m really looking forward to working with them more and getting to learn more about Blaze.”

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Just how long Jacqueline’s stay on GH will be this time remains to be seen, but the show is looking at exploring more about the character of Blaze.

Looking forward to having Jacqueline back on the canvas and on your screens as Blaze? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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