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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Franco Walks In On Shiloh and Dr. Cabot’s Plans for Cameron

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On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Shiloh(Coby Ryan McLaughlin) is ramping up his now very twisted plot; after kidnapping, Cameron (William Lipton) who was out doing his community service, the young teen is tied to a chair in a seedy warehouse.  As Cameron tries to break free and kicks Shiloh, it further infuriates the former, disgraced cult leader, who has one mission on his mind –  to retrieve some vital information on Drew’s (Billy Miller) memory flash-drive.

After waiting for Cabo (Time Winters) t to turn up at the warehouse, when he does, the doctor is not to happy to find out that Jason (Steve Burton) is not there, but instead has been somehow replaced by Cameron Webber! Cabot emphatically tells Shiloh that this mind-mapping experiment was only meant for twins!  Shiloh is not backing down and tells Cabot to improvise.  Then, he blackmails Cabot by telling them they are now co-conspirators … and if they are caught by the authorities they will go down together.  Shiloh also intimates that the information he needs on that flash-drive could set them up for life.

Dr. Cabot informs Shiloh that he is very worried that transferring the memories into someone so young could have dire consequences, as they have never experimented with that before.

At General Hospital, Sam (Kelly Monaco) wakes up to a nightmare from her time in the freezer; thanks to Shiloh.  She is still reeling from what she experienced.  Jason tells Sam that she was just the bait, because what Shiloh truly wanted was Jason, so he could implant Drew’s memories into him.

Elsewhere, Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco (Roger Howarth) where to meet Cameron following his community service duty, but he does not show up.  This alarms the couple, but Liz is more annoyed, because she also has to get to work.  When Liz gives Franco the keys to the car. he refuses to drive Cameron home when he shows up, and says the two of them will walk home, because of the musings of Chelsea (Jen Ray), the psychic, who told him to ‘not take that drive’.

Later, Chelsea shows up where Franco is waiting for Cam. She now has updated visions for him to now, “Take that drive.”  She also says: “It will be an easy decision, but be the hardest thing he’s ever done.”  Franco is now more  worried and confused.

Back at GH, Liz and Finn (Michael Easton) check in on Sam.  It is there that Finn makes a key point, when Jason reveals Dr. Cabot is back in town trying to implant Drew’s memories on him.   Everyone in the room believes Cabot needs twins to make the mind-mapping work.  Finn reveals that is not so;  meaning that someone’s memories could indeed be transferred into someone else’s brain, even if the subject is not part of a set of twins!

In the final moments of the episode; Franco’s dad, Scott (Kin Shriner) phones him to tell him a meter maid friend of his located Cameron’a car and it was parked illegally, and he has the address where to go get the car, etc.   When Franco comes to the address, he goes through the first door, only to hear rumblings and shouting through a gated-second door.  When he walks in, he finds his stepson tied up and knocked out, and Shiloh and Cameron about to proceed with their potentially life-altering or deadly experiment.  Will Franco save the day?  We fade to black.

So, what do you think about Cameron being kidnapped to be used as the vehicle to retrieve Drew’s memories? What do you think Franco will do next?  Will Shiloh ever get his comeuppance, or Dr. Cabot for that matter? Comment below.

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Satan
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Satan

Coming soon: “Drodd: The Redemption of Frodd – Part 666”

Surely we will all love Frodd when he becomes Drodd, who now believes he’s a Navy SEAL and has no connection with his actual psycho serial killer past.

DMRR
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DMRR

Does anyone else remember summer romances, heat in the summer, cliff-hangers? No more! We have the teen scene, boyfriends hired, boring baby storylines, & a boring immigration story. Oh, and a stupid cult storyline that will not end.

Timmm
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Well, Shiloh is history. Kidnapping a kid, there is no redemption for that character. Good riddance!

su000
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Hi Timmm ..
I will miss Shiloh !
He is the only character that keeps me awake through all the boring junk..
Hate or love Shiloh he is good character actor has given us great performances.

Shiloh is in the middle of villains, there have been much better but Shiloh is all we got as a Villian in one of the most ridiculous stories/cult junk..
I will miss him..
Who will the next bad guy be?
0ooh there are none they are all monks now..
I wish Franco would get his tumor back!!
I need suspense, intrigue, on the edge story a real thrill and chills !!

Timmm
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Timmm

su0000, Shiloh’s twin could be lurking!

Davy
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Davy

This was an unexpected twist. GH is usually so predictible.

mike
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mike

Great work today from Roger Howarth and William Lipton

Steve
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Steve

Both earned Emmy nominations on Thursdays episode

Omar
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Omar

Ok..this is the final straw..GH needs some serious writing regime changes from the top to bottom..I have great respect for EP Frank Valentini for all his work in daytime TV but we need a new person in charge if this show is going to be around for more years and entertaining!! ABC, this show this to be overhaul BIGGG time! You are losing long time fans and even younger ones!!

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Franco is not a twin but thought he was. Will save Cameron by taking the mind map thing himself.

Didn’t someone (Franco?) also take an LSD trip at one point to save someone too? (oh gosh, I’m not a twin and maybe someone has mind mapped me!) 🙂

su000
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su000

When Franco and Nina were in love he took LSD to save her..
that was back when Franco was a great character before Liz killed off Franco’s greatness and turned him into a dull boy..

Cathy
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Cathy

I can’t wait for Shiloh to get what he deserves! I hate him even more so now than I ever did! Most selfish jerk in the world.

su000
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su000

Cameron (William Lipton) that kid has great acting talent.
He will, eventually, leave GH and up his career he will do well. A good future ahead for him once he moves out of GH..

Ahhh Franc0, I miss the real Franco and hope he will get a great story, once again.
I’m gonna love seeing Franco out of Liz’s space and have himself a darker encounter along with his humor, miss his humor and his exciting self.
— I want Franco back–
(this Liz’s Franco is so phony)

Jim
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This is pure trash. Cameron is a minor. This looked like torture and abuse of a minor. I know Franco will take his place but someone needs to end this and kill Shilow once and for all

su000
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Jim
its only make-believe..
Authors and producers do not single teenagers out..
Stephen King uses teens too, yeah know..
It’s fantasy, not real..

Cameron (William Lipton) is a strong actor and he was strutting his acting skills in his scenes, good for him..

Sherri Grant Murdock
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Sherri Grant Murdock

Ready for Shiloh to die

Dan
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I’m one that usually looks for the positive when it comes to GH, and I’m usually willing to give them the benefit of the doubt to let stories play out before I judge them. But I’m beyond over the Shiloh stuff, I really am. And I was never on board with the whole “person’s memories on a flash drive” nonsense. It’s gotten so convoluted and illogical at this point. I think the show is doing a number of good stories right now, but this one has been by far my least favorite. Coby Ryan McLaughlin has done a great job… Read more »

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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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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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