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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Felicia, Robert & Holly’s Masterplan Revealed Featuring Heart-Tugging Moments from Tristan Rogers & Emma Samms

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Wednesday’s General Hospital began where the previous episode left off, with an on-fire, Holly Sutton (Emma Samms), literally! As the action picks up, Robert (Tristan Rogers) covers Holly with blankets to try and douse the flames.  The paramedics announce Holly has suffered second-degree burns over 75% of her body.

When the ambulance takes off, Robert goes with it. Meanwhile, Jordan (Tanisha Harper) and Mac (John J. York) are looking for evidence from the cabin fire … and wonder where the necklace has gone?

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Later, the ambulance pulls over to the side of the road, and one of the drivers is none other than paramedic Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner)! Felicia reveals herself as does Holly, who is perfectly fine, and Robert, who was in on the entire ruse to get Holly safely out of the country and away from Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy).

Viewers learn in flashbacks how this trio worked together to pull this off: Felicia showed up at the cabin with fire retardant clothes for Holly to wear and revealed how she planned to set the stove to start the fire.  We then learn that Holly and Robert staged Robert’s drugging and mugging, in order for Holly to steal the necklace and leave it inside the cabin for the PCPD to find.  It was Holly’s plan to ensure that Victor would have no further use for her.

Next, Robert gives Holly the keys to a car that can’t be traced; as she is to drive to Canada with a new ID and completely disappear.  Felicia adds that records will show that Holly was taken to a burn facility halfway around the world, freeing her to find out just where Victor is holding her beloved son, Ethan.

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Holly has a surprise in store for Victor on her departure! In a flashback, Holly meets up with Selina Wu (Lydia Look) on the pier and gifts her with one of the jewels from the necklace in exchange for poisoning Victor for her. Holly tells Selina she won’t find her son alive and well if Victor is dead, and assures Selina the poison will not kill Victor, but will be payback.

As the episode comes to a conclusion, and if you are a longtime fan of GH, you probably reached for the hankies in touching and beautifully-played moments between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms.

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In the story, Holly apologizes to Robert for all the trouble she has caused, but the two share a passionate kiss before they say their final goodbyes. BUT .. you didn’t think Holly would try to get away without one last scheme? She had the necklace in her pocket the whole time, begging the question … was she  going to take it with her? However, Robert knew Holly had the necklace and asks her to hand it over to him, which she does.

For her final moments, Holly walks off into the fog, which could only signify that this guest star turn for Emma Samms has come to its conclusion.

So, what did you think about the twists on today’s episode? Did you think Robert, Felicia and Holly were in cahoots? What did you think of the final scenes between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms? Comment below.

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I had read that Emma Sam’s would be doing only a short run but the conclusion was a real surprise. Hopefully the stuff Holly gave Selena Woo incapacitates him for a while. I’m so sick of seeing his evil face every day. I think I could tolerate Peter better.

Oh Violet -how quickly we forget! The Peter Problem was far worse than Victor. Charles Shaughnessy at least has a charm factor that the unmentionable one never had.

As for the Holly storyline wrap up – kudos to the writers who SHOWED us the details and didn’t just tell. Based on the Q Thanksgiving timing, the show is likely still airing 2 days behind (due to recent preemptions). This means the explosion and “Holly on fire” episode was supposed to air the day before Thanksgiving with the reveal on this past Monday – giving the audience a long weekend to wonder what really happened.

Was it seamlessly great, no, but overall the show made good use of the time Emma was so gracious to give them. Perhaps we’ll see her sometime next year for the 60th anniversary.

OG Steve,
I do like Charles but can’t stand his character, as played he thinks he’s God and not just evil but moves all these people around like he’s playing Chess. Now he’s taken the gift Cyrus gave Spencer for Trina, wonder what plans he has for that?
Aside, we finally know who spawned Esme, poor girl, didn’t have a chance in life and poor grandchild, if it makes it. Liz has sure got herself involved in a mess helping her and Nick with all the deception.

What a geological line for little “Ace”:

Great grandparents: Mikkos & Helena
Grandparents: Ryan, Heather & Stavros
Mother: Esme

Overall, I guess I’m okay with Heather as Esme’s mother (better than the initial plan of Felicia). Just weird that Heather has two sons in their 50s and 20 year old Esme. Not bad for a woman who had a hysterectomy after Steven Lars!

Well…at least his other grandmother is sane and mentally healthy…apart from those few years where she was a blonde wig propped up on top of a rocking chair at Shady Brook Mental Hospital.

OG Steve,
Yes, very interesting and stranger yet is Heather doesn’t act any crazier than anyone else!

The moments before Holly left the fire scene were truly touching.I loved watching them kiss and it was bittersweet seeing her disappear in the fog like Laura and Luke did. I’m sorry to say I doubt they’ll get back together. Emma lives in England, and I doubt she’d be able to settle in to a day -to- day relationship on GH again. Plus Tristan Rogers doesn’t seem to be very keen on the idea. They had plenty of drama dating and breaking up in real life.

Great storyline! Finally – Holly was in character! And both Tristan and Emma brought their A game! As a long time Robert and Holly fan, I was happy. Kudos to everyone.

I have been watching GH for over 40 years. As a long time fan, yesterday’s episode was EPIC.

NOBODY in daytime television plays “Agnst” better than Emma Sam’s.

Back in the day when Luke met Holly in the woods… she had twisted her ankle. Luke was out finding himself … wanting to die, as he had thought he lost the love of his life, Laura.

Holly and Luke fell in love.
Then, when everyone thought Luke had died… Holly moved in with Robert.

Slowly, Holly and Robert fell in love.
Then Luke came back… Holly bolted and the saga continued.

Holly loved Luke like the way Robert loved Holly. She was always elusive.
There was always something stirring behind her mannerisms… until all was revealed and various truths came out.

Emma Sam’s always played Holly with somewhat of a sneaky, sinister spy kind of patina on the outside. Until you would learn the intricacy of WHY she was doing what she did. Everything was about protecting something or someone that SHE loved and would move mountains for.

Those scenes with Tristian Rogers were priceless. Both when she revealed to him the truth about shooting Lucy and WHY she did it after seeing her sister shot in cold blood by Victor… with her son’s (Luke’s Son) life on the line.

Emma Sam’s was outstanding bringing back the nuances of the character of Holly and her interaction with the “old timers” of GH glory days.

It was perfect as she kissed Robert passionately and then walked off into the mist to save her son with Luke from Victor’s clutches.

Simply outstanding and true to Holly… wanting more to be revealed… and the ache that Robert has because tho she loves him “dearly” Luke was her guy.

Some of the old GH magic played out with the return of Emma Sam’s. I hope she comes back again.

N.W…For some reason I missed the Holly/Luke/Robert story from earlier days. So I really enjoyed your recap of it.

Except it’s a bit off. Holly wasn’t pining for Luke particularly after Laura returned from captivity (presumed dead).

Viewers were lead to believe Holly was unable to carry a child (after she miscarried after becoming pregnant by Luke – after he was presumed dead).

It was Anthony Geary’s insistence that Ethan be made Luke’s that altered the story a bit. Luke was said to cheat on Laura conceiving Ethan with a fertile Holly.

As they discussed Robert & Holly’s timing always seems off….

First – Holly “dies” in an Australian plane crash. Robert finds love with Cheryl Stansbury, Katherine Delafield and eventually Anna again.

Second – Holly comes back to PC revealing she was kept away by her evil family. At this point Robert & Anna had remarried. Shortly after, Robert, Anna and Faison are presumed dead in a boat explosion. After an attempted pairing with Luke’s lookalike cousin, Holly departs PC.

Third – Robert is revealed to be alive during the encephalitis epidemic that claimed the life of Tony, Courtney and “Cook”. Holly returns and is somehow the mastermind of the plot annoying longtime viewers. Both leave town separately.

There’s probably more – but this post is long enough. Main point – Robert & Holly definitely over Luke & Holly.

OG Steve…Oh my gosh…based on your update looks like we can expect more. I’m still for Robert and Anna, but it wouldn’t surprise me If Holly comes back into the story.

I felt no heart-tugging whatsoever—-so glad Samms is gone. Nonetheless , it seems she was popular back in the day? I hope she was more inspiring, as a character and an actress, as she has been for me.

Gotta say I’ve been loving the last couple of weeks of GH! It’s wonderful to see Tristan Rogers, Emma Samms, Kristina Wagner, Genie Francis and John York front-and-center on a big storyline, and each of these vets have delivered the goods. Soaps are and always shall be a youth-centered industry, but it’s nice to give some veteran players something substantial to do to remind us of the talent that made them veterans! Kudos to the writers and the actors who really delivered on this story … and are continuing to do so.

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.

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However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Hammon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kate Mansi on Her First Scenes with Eva LaRue: “It Was So Tense and Uncomfortable, Which Was So Fun For Us.”

This week, General Hospital viewers have witnessed the arrival of Eva LaRue as Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia. When Natalia blew into her daughter’s life, she also caught Kristina (Kate Mansi) in bed. The next moment, Mansi and LaRue played the awkwardness of the scene.

In the story, and at that point, Natalia apparently didn’t have a clue that her daughter is gay, so finding Kristina is her daughter’s room was puzzling to her.

Kate Mansi spoke to Soap Opera Digest on her introduction to soap veteran LaRue, who has appeared on All My Children as Maria Santos and won a Daytime Emmy for her role as Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless.

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“She just came in like such a freaking pro,” shared Kate on LaRue. “She was so good. It was such a funny first introduction for our characters – it was written so well and it was so tense and uncomfortable, which was so fun for us.”

The two actresses instantly created a bond. As Mansi explained, “Right away, we were doing these funny one-liners back and forth (between scenes). Blaze said something like, ‘Kristina is more than my friend, she’s my partner,’ and then they’d call, ‘Cut!’ and Eva and I would look and each other and we’d be like, ‘She means writing partner,’ or she’d be like, ‘Yeah, yeah, she means producing partner, right?’ We were just dying laughing.”

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On Wednesday’s episode of GH, Natalia learned Blaze was gay, but isn’t quite believing her, thinking she had been somehow influenced by Kristina.  In the key scenes, Blaze tells Natalia that Kristina is more than her friend. She’s her girlfriend. Blaze asks if her mother heard what she truly said, and Natalia claims she did, but then starts cleaning up the place as a method of trying to cope with what she just heard.

Things get testy when Blaze says, “Kristina and I…” Next, Natalia cuts her daughter off, firmly saying, “There is no Kristina and you!”

So, did you enjoy the tension-filled scenes between Kate Mansi and Eva LaRue? Are you liking where GH is heading with the story of a disapproving and religious mother, trying to come to terms with her daughter and her girlfriend’s sexuality? Comment below.

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Maurice Benard Reveals All My Children’s Lee Meriweather and Daughter’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

At the beginning of the latest episode of General Hospital star, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos) State of Mind series, he delivered some heartbreaking news with a purpose.

Kyle Oldham, the daughter of former All My Children star, Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), who previously made a guest appearance on Benard’s show, returned for a new interview which will be coming soon.

During their conversation, Oldham shared that her beloved mother has Alzheimer’s. Sadly, according to Benard, Kyle also revealed she has been diagnosed with the disease as well.

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Maurice expressed, “We talked about her mother and having Alzheimer’s and it was an amazing interview. And then Kyle said, ‘I gotta tell you something. I have Alzheimer’s.’”

Apparently, Kyle has agreed to come on State of Mind, periodically as the effects of Alzheimer’s take a hold of her to help educate others. “We decided that she was gonna come in … she was gonna call me and tell me as she progresses,” Benard shared. “She was going to come in again so the audience could see with their eyes what Alzheimer’s does to someone.”

Benard’s guest for this current episode of State of Mind was Vernee Watson (Stella, GH), who along with Maurice, was part of the Alzheimer’s storyline on the ABC daytime drama series that saw Mike Corbin (Max Gail) eventually pass away.

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As for Lee Meriwether, not only is she known for her role on AMC, but also for her roles as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and for the television series, Barnaby Jones, the New Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters to name only a few.

In soap operas, Meriwether was cast in The Young Marrieds years prior to her time on All My Children where she replaced Mary Fickett in the matriarchal role in the Martin family. She played the role from 1996-99, 2002-03, and 2007-11.

Meriwether’s daughter, Kyle Oldham, has been an actress and spokesperson herself through the years. She appeared on The Price is Right for over 14 years until she couldn’t anymore after going through multiple surgeries in her adult life.

You can check out the full episode of State of Mind with Maurice an Vernee below.

Share your thoughts on the sad news of both Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Oldham, battling the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the comment section below.

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