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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena In Her Will Reading To Laura: "I'm Giving You The Key To What You Have Loved, And Lost!"

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It’s the big meetup at Wyndemere for the reading of Helena’s (Constance Towers) will, and it turns out the executor and person delivering the goods to those in attendance is none other than Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).

Gathered to find out what Helena left to them are: Nikolas (Tyler Christopher), Laura (Genie Francis), Lulu (Emme Rylan), Hayden (Rebecca Budig), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sam (Kelly Monaco), and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). Scott begins the reading of Helena’s last will and testament with a video! Yup, Helena is delivering her “parting gifts” via a taped message spewing her venom one last time at those she has left in her will.

Helena begins by leaving Sam one cent, to be split equally with her sisters, because “that’s all any child of Alexis is worth.”  Next,  Scott hands Alexis a box that’s playing the last operartic song her mother ever sang, and in addition and for additional wallop, contains the knife Helena used to slit Alexis’ mother’s throat.   Then comes Elizabeth’s “gift”.  She is given by a Helena a parched-paper crayon drawing booklet entitled, “Jake’s Adventure”.   It is so appalling to Liz that she leaves to later read its contents while alone at the hosptial.

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Nikolas is next and Helena tells him he is her biggest disappointment, and therefore she has left him nothing of the fortune, and that it is all going to the Cassadine Foundation. However, she does leave behind a life size portrait of herself for her grandson.

She informs Nikolas that the painting is symbolic that they will never be finished.  Next up is Lulu: she is given an empty envelope – which confuses everybody, especially after Helena tells Lulu she’s owes her a great debt. Finally, it’s Laura’s turn in the most important and anticipated moment in the episode.  Scott hands Laura a box that contains a single black key in it.  Helena spews: “You took from me the thing I loved most, my beloved Mikkos. But because I am the better person I’m giving you the key to what you have loved and lost.”  She then reiterates it one more time,  “Remember Laura, the key to what you have loved, and lost!”

So this begs the question, now that it seems that Genie Francis will have a story arc as Laura tries to figure out what the key is for, do you think that Helena is referring to Stefan Cassadine? Luke Spencer? A child?  Someone or something else? Share your theories in the comment section below, and let us know what you thought of all of Helena’s “parting gifts” to those in her will!  But firs,t watch the Helena and Laura moment from Monday’s episode below, and a preview pick-up for Tuesday’s episode featuring Genie Francis.

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rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think Helena is alive and well and will be steering whatever’s to come next. Why? Her self-portrait has her drinking tea…as if she’s letting Nicolas know she knows he poisoned her. I think Lulu’s gift has something to do with her last remaining egg that she and Dante have yet to use…and perhaps in the end the knife that Alexis is holding on to will be used again…Finally, it seems.Laura is getting a story. And a fitting one.

Rose
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Rose

Rebecca 1…Isn’t this fun!?! It’s almost like the portrait was “alive,” a little like Dorian Gray. Hope Helena is, too. I think the same about Lulu’s egg. Love what could be an adventure for Laura. And of course it’s operatic the knife could strike again. But I am worried about the storybook left for a Jake and Liz. I really don’t like it when the writers mess with kids. Question about the coin left for Sam. Didn’t she just leave it? Was it worth a zillion dollars?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Rose. Yes! The reading itself, while rather innocuous, has the potential for an intriguing story. Ket’s hope they don’t disappoint. At least they have us guessing…

As long as they don’t hurt or kill Jake I’m interested to finally fibd out what happened to him all those years. I was thinking he might not be the real Jake, but that would be just too cruel to do to Elizabeth and family… But. Helena muwt have had SOME influence.

Maybe the penny was tails on both side…symbolizing Sam’s bad luck!

Erica
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Erica

I hope Helena stays dead, the old bat is annoying. Lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

But she’s fun Erica. Lottsa great stories involved the crazy Cassadines…

Patrick
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Patrick

I certainly got the feeling she’s alive

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Could be a fun discovery Patrick!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Hmmmmmm ….

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

@rebecca1 – I hope you are correct in that Helena is alive and well? I also hope that Genie is getting a good story!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I do think so abruzzfan…with the story probably culminating with all clues leading to Helena…or a gathering. Seems like this could be a good old fashioned…throwback GH adventure…hope the writers are up for it.

Patrick
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Patrick

when Laura was holding the key… the picture of spencer was panned… I thought that was telling…..?

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

I keep expecting the eyes on Helene’s portrait to move…lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol jimh…ala the watchful eye of the Mona Lisa. I DO think Helena is watching…

Timmm
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Timmm

And starring Roger Howarth as Shaggy!

Timmm
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Timmm

Oh boy, a music box, an empty envelope and a mysterious key, Jean and Shelly are NOT good at writing mysterious! Dont believe me, Google “Music box Y&R!” HORRIBLE!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

LOL– that is what I was thinking when I was watching– that and how poor suooo was probably screaming at the television NOOOOO not again. For those GH viewers who don’t watch Y&R they have no idea how horrendous the storyline around Katherine Chancellor’s will was—- the only mystery here is why they decided to try to write the same type of story again when it fell flat on another show?

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Ugh. So lame. Are we going to hear UN BEL DI every day for the next six months. DROOL has the pancake murderer writer, so maybe we’re lucky?

su0000
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su0000

hi Timmm..
ohhh no!!!
Helena’s curse was ; Jean and Shelly brought their music box story to GH !!!!

((Jean and had written a music box story on Y&R..
It is known as the worst soap story, ever.. it is infamous for being well over a year long and it was empty of mystery, drama am left to fade away never solved .. It was a total year long coma)

I had said when J&S came to GH.. they would bring their music box with them in hopes of finally writing an ending for it… LOL !

Timmm
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Timmm

Whomever wrote the MB story, it sucked! I hated it. It moved slow, no drama AND no end!

Patrick
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Patrick

@su could you please… tell me… I know Jean and Shelly were both at Y&R… recently…. was this during the time… Genie Francis was Genevieve ???? LOL I actually hope this… as it would be a good indication… they at least KNEW how to write for … Genie Francis…. or Genevieve gawd.. I don’t get sometimes… how writing is so bad.. that a character or ACTOR… just languishes… and goes nowhere vice versa… they move to another show… and wallah… here comes the same writers oy! it’s ALL muddled to me… just keeping up with who’s who… in the writing… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Genie Francis; as Genevieve on Y&R quote from Wiki – “I will tell you it made me feel immediately lighter in my person. I just felt like I don’t have to wring my hands and cry all the time, and worry and focus on the pain, you know. Now the focus of this new character was: how do I entertain myself, even if it’s at your expense? It’s kind of like the character in House. I just say what I want to say because it tickles me. That was a fun-freeing part of the character to play and I enjoyed… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

Oh hell no please no more boring music box for Y & R. It’s bad enough lately with Summer in every episode again.Although come to think about it “Music Box or Summer”? I think they rank together.

Timmm
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Timmm

Nikki, I dont know what she has on someone over at CBS but there is only ONE season in Genoa City and its Summer! WHY?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Summer and the music box…the two most boring subjects.
Watch out, Nikki….something’s brewing between her and Luca. The writing’s on the wall. More Summer!.
But, Laura’s key is bound to open something much more ominous, Helena’s ‘sweet’ caress has touch it.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

The music box storyline was introduced by Josh Griffith at the reading of Katherine’s will in the early September 2013. This would mean the script was probably written in late July. Jean and Shelly didn’t takeover as head writers till early October 2013 and JG’s storylines ran through early November. Jean and Shelly did very little with a storyline they inherited just like Pratt has done nothing with a storyline he inherited with Michael’s cancer. They are not to blame for creating that mess. I didn’t care at all for their mysterious stories on Y&R but I think they’ve had… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Duly noted Jay. I have enjoyed Jean and Shelly but panicked when I saw Alexis open the box. I hope ONE of these stories works!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Just embarrassing! What a pitiful and piteous storyline! A build-up to THAT?
ANd the key to Laura? Please do NOT tell me that she is going to find Nickolas’ twin that waws taken away from her. And P-U-L-E-EZ-E do NOT let her “find’ Luke–his is “lost” forever–lol–as a result of his portrayer’s oversized ego and disgruntled personality.
Come on, writers, you can do better than that; give me and quill and I”LL write her a story!!.

Timmm
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Timmm

I think Helena is alive and maybe Hayden knows, Helena might make it look like Luke is dead to Laura or Stephan is alive and may haunt Laura? I dont know, its a cluster already!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I did not know Nik had a twin……or that said twin was taken from Laura.
I bet that’s what it is, nancy.
I fervently agree about Luke.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
I never thought Helena died. I said so from the get go. But, there is always the chance that is exactly what TPTB want us to think. So, her death is quite iffy, at this point. The answer is in the portrait.

Jonboy
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Jonboy

That play/pause will reading was more like a Carlavati moment then an Altman/Passanante scenario. I found the whole thing utterly ridiculous.

Timmm
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Timmm

Its way to early BUT it doesnt look good jonboy!

robbie
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robbie

Underwhelmed.

Mel
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Mel

I think that key given to Laura will lead to a very good story line if handled properly. I’ll admit I’m interested.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Do the PTB even know what this ‘thing’ Laura has loved and lost is? Animal, vegetable or mineral? I will just assume ‘they’ are treading the waters slowly until an answer is reached. Laura will go on a search, to give her a storyline. I hope these bosses give the role justice and a modicum of order to whatever venture is set upon her. Genie/Laura is an intelligent woman. I hope ‘they’ make it work. The statement is so obscure and ridiculous; it’s laughable. The obvious is Luke? Too easy…..we are, also, dealing with Helena and writers who, I believe,… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Please be Lucky, recast the role and bring him back

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I bet we finally get to meet the real left handed boy LOL..

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I know this …a long lost child will box her into another corner while the newbie gets the better story.. Please no.. They don’t have many options for this road they are going down

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee…Sweets, as obvious as it may sound…Luke could still be involved in some way. Helena made it a point to mention, she spoke to him last before he disappeared into the misty unknown. This will take Laura on a journey thru her past so she can discover where her future leads. Will there be pitfalls along the way, of course… Helena is heading the Trekk. Helena has to be alive, she couldn’t possibly have known Nick would serve her poison tea until after the fact. Talk about delusional…he must think he’s invincible at this point, if he expected to be… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, my sweet lady; I bow to you, tenfold. Your must be the most direct, sensible post on this site. Sooo illuminating!! You make the process so easy and clear. Of, course, my first thought was Luke. But, do you think TPTB have a plan for Laura’s storyline, this time around?…Or, do you think they will make it up as they go along; just as they did either Luke? I do hope there is some direction. Furthermore, as Laura goes on this “excursion” of finding what the key unlocks; she will also find herself….discover more about her life for which… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

PS.
Fanny….I forgot to add that your emphasis on symbolism; eg., the knife, is right on target.
I truly enjoyed this episode as ridiculous as it was. I appreciate any ploy or advantage taken, by writers, of any language to make words dance. This episode, especially the cryptic reading of the will, was riddled with impossible possibilities.

Timmm
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Timmm

Fanny, such good theories! I think Duke will be alive to. Since Griff is his son, reuniting the two will be powerful.

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, let’s pray that wasn’t a veiled reference to Luke!!!! (Oh, pleeeeze!) LOL. The only other things that have been truly precious in Laura’s past have been her children/grandchildren….could there be a hidden one somewhere out there? (Seems that Helena may have been running her own private nursery, what with Jake and ????) As for that elegant ice queen’s baffling “last words?” Sheer perfection, and oh so befitting! I loved every poisonous detail, although the Sam and Alexis “parting gifts” were, by far, the best!!!! Even though I do like Sam as a singular character, I have to admit… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Shay, my love!!
You have made my day! What a ‘fulfilling’ post….And oh, so subtly jeering!
I agree with every word; down to passing the knitting…..
Also, my witty one; it did not escape me that you did not capitalize ‘maker’. The inference is so apropos. Lucifer is probably still waiting on the sidelines.LOL.

Timmm
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Timmm

At this point they might as well put Laura back in a rocking chair and have a “Hand” brush her hair!

Timmm
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Timmm

If you or I or anyone else got a key at a reading, we would just go okay, does anyone know anything about this, could this unlock something in this mansion? Other than that, put it in a drawer and move on! Why wouldnt Laura ask Scott if he knows anything else? How the hell does she “Start” a treasure hunt when she doesnt know where to start? I suspect Cassadine Island may come into play. It doesnt look good Cee.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Too funny, my Timmy…..they could borrow “thing” from THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

But, Timmy, my love, Laura did start somewhere. In that dungeon serving as the ‘retiring’ room….was that a bookcase? It is silly, I know. But, as long as the story, any story, steers away from Sonny, Morgan and Julian, I’ll take it. Can’t get away from Julian, though….he’s married to Alexis and is Sam’s father….so, he’s smack in the middle of this travesty.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…..So glad you enjoyed my ruminations…..LOL…Ahhhh, yes, I agree that Helena’s preternatural relationship would be with the netherworld, aka, the one and only”Lucifer,” although I also thought of that dishy “Lucifer Morningstar!” Wouldn’t he make a perfect partner in crime for this exquisitely evil dark lady? As far as looking back upon what Laura has already loved and lost…Luke, Rick Webber, various members of her adoptive family, the Vinings, her birth mother, Lesley (again?)—- well, there is also the notion of the assumed dead Stephan Cassadine, or how about if Nik were actually a twin and Helena kept his brother’s… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

As always, ma belle, your post enchanted me. I have a hard time expressing myself….you, on the other hand, have no problem.LOL…..as so many more on these boards. But you? You are you, my Shay!! Oh, yeah!! How about that Lucifer Morningstar?? Yummy!! So bad, yet, so good! He is a walking oxymoron. I wish he were on GH, conspiring away with Helena, and then, having his good side take over, and sticking it to her. HaHa! I have been learning bits and pieces about the Laura/Cassadine destructive relationship. So much I did not know. I have been devouring everything… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Shay…
I forgot to add…speaking of symbolism; your assimilation of Lulu’s ‘gift’, as the empty envelope is so good…so telling. Empty envelope, empty womb.
This is why I went on and on about this episode’s writing. Am I the only one to see how prophetic and prosaic it is? Bye…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Patrick. Hey, Patrick…I’d like to know if these ladies wrote for Genevieve myself. So, su, tell us. We’re sure you know…LOL. Y&R is when I fell in love with Genie Francis. But, would it be to Genie’s/Laura’s advantage, if this were the case? I don’t know. I hope it goes in her favor. As I said and you repeated ( thank you for quoting me, Patrick), enough of Laura’s being anyone’s handmaiden, Nanny or advisor to her children and their ‘melodramatic theatrics’. I can see you are a Genie fan. I like that. And, I particularly appreciate the fact that… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Leave it to that always mysterious maven of malice, Helena, to be the “key” to what I trust shall be a true “Pandora’s Box” unlocked and unleashed with nothing less than a hellish fury. (And yes, Lucifer M. would be a perfect criminal counterpart for this devilish diva…..isn’t he just a campy delight???? I’ve been a fan of Tom Ellis for many a year, having previously seen him as the charming “Gary” in the Britcom “Miranda”…..very different from his current role as the “Prince of Darkness!”) Having said that, and after some considerable thought, I am now strongly leaning toward… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, my gosh, Shay. How i wish Tom Ellis would join the cast of GH. I would love for him to be a Cassadine . Fits and looks the part. Alas, i think he’s too young to be Stefan, no? Almost 30 years too young? However, he could be Laura’s son. Tom is a few years younger than Tyler….sooooo Pipe dreams…LOL. I can’t picture Helena lurking in the shadows, though. Too proud for such menial subterfuge. LOL. In my mind’s eye, i always see her on a barge, down the river Styx, trident in hand, arm extended, hair and robes… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Oh, what beautifully vivid imagery, CeeCee!!! Our Helena certainly is one epic, mythical-like creature deserving of such opulent description! She’s always been that singular GH entity that no matter the regime in question, she’s remained this mysterious, impregnable force of nature….even when seemingly vanquished, she’s ALWAYS returned with an (unexpected?) vengeance via sea, air or Spoon Island catacombs and secret passages! Yes, she has made some mighty stealthy re-emergences into Port Charles throughout the years, and as such, I fully count upon yet another from this impossibly elegant, yet wholly resilient, spirit, with the finest of porcelain teacups in hand!… Read more »

Jamie
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Jamie

Although I have a feeling the outcome of this is going to be really stupid, I am intrigued.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Jamie.
I agree. But, the only reason I am intrigued is because I have never believed Helena died. Shay and I discussed this when Helena ‘apparently’ died. She probably had tea laced with whatever drug which mimics death.
This is way out there, but is it possible that the key leads to Helena, herself? Kicking and scheming? Is that the Pandora’s box?

Timmm
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Timmm

The key is for the door over at ABC studios. They gave it to her since they have no story for Genie!

GB
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GB

The key wouldn’t be to a music box, would it? Or are the writers trying to convince us (and themselves) that they’re not recycling themselves?

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

At least they got far better cooler stuff than i ever inherited…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Too funny, Jimmy. What was in your EMPTY envelope?

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

You already know…it was empty-lol

Melissa
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Melissa

Can’t possibly think what that key goes to. Anyone know Luke and Laura history well enough to guess?

Diane
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Diane

The last time a similar question was given to Laura, the answer ended up being “a mother”. And Laura was reunited with her mother whom she thought was dead.

I have no idea what the answer would be now. A husband? She’s loved and lost a few of those.

An identity of her own outside of her kids? A job? She’s loved and lost many of those.

Melissa
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Melissa

Maybe it’s her father. Didn’t she accidentally kill Rick and then was sent off to the sanitarium to languish forever? Although Rick appeared as a ghost to Monica so they really would have some explaining to do if they were bringing him back from the dead.

vinman
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vinman

I think it’s for the …triple “L” diner….that was in Canada….during Luke,Laura and Lucky’s time on the road.
But that diner was really on Rt.31…Newark ,NY…30 mi. out of Rochester, NY.

su0000
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su0000

hi Melissa ..
Jean & Shelly are writing for the vet fans of 3 decades past .. lol
The key most likely has to do with Luke and Laura.. there are a great many who were not watching GH 30 years ago to figure it out… sigh

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Melissa,
I doubt very much the writers themselves know what the key will unlock yet. They put the teaser out there for flair. Helena style!!

Mel
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Mel

Well Laura does/did have a sister; Amy Vining. What if they’ve decided to recast Amy and the key is the clue to her location?

Timmm
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Timmm

NO!

Amber Sinclair
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Amber Sinclair

It could very well be Amy Vining.

Peggy
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Peggy

If they do that, which is fine by me, then -what was Amy’s character’s name I forget- but I haven’t forgotten her gossip and dirty tricks from the nurses station and Liesel and Epiphany- another character who is not delved into and a shame- well they will certainly give her a run for her money.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Luke would be the obvious answer, but I don’t see how that could be it. Laura spent years in captivity among the Cassidines; maybe something happened during her captivity that she doesn’t remember? Somebody suggested that Stefan is alive; that’s as good a guess as any. Laura (arguably) did love him.

Melissa
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Melissa

Well it would be true to GH’s current writing style to bring someone back from the dead…only to kill them off again a few months later!

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Something that she has loved and lost. It could be many things like a family member, a past romance, or deception cosmetics.

I don’t think it is Luke and Scotty if they are going the romantic road with this. The only other person that might fit the bill is a recasted Stefan Cassadine back from the dead.

Fanny
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Fanny

@Jay Trotter…Your every word is right on point.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Bite your tongue!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

As I said, Jay…..animal, vegetable, or mineral.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I think that whatever the key unlocks is in the painting ( part of it) of Helena, which was ‘regaled’ to Nik.

Diane
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Diane

I will always love GH but I was disappointed in the episode. If Helena is dead, I want the character to be dead and I want stories to stop being centered around her. I have never been a fan of the Helena character dating back to when Liz Taylor brought her to the canvas. Just to be clear, I’m not a fan of the character. I think all of the actresses who have portrayed Helena have been great. But I still don’t like the character. When GH took the turn in 1981 for Cassadine / Ice Princess / Science Fiction… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Helena has hurt so many when she drank that tea others should have drove a stake in her to make sure the bitch was gone!

Patrick
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Patrick

I – had – high hopes for the reading of the will. that this was Helena time to salute a comrade ; her adversarial nemesis; Laura at the minimum … bestowing on Laura… a job at The Cassadine Empire… to help HER son something loved and lost hummm… her favorite candy bar ? the skeletal remains of Luke ? something had better come of this KEY as Ceec stated above… we’ve bore witness to enough “… melodramatic Theatrics” NO? I was incensed by Alexis and Sam behavior… childish and immature. ONE can only … HOPE; their truly is a curse… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I never know where you’re coming from Patrick. Helena murdered Alexis’s mother. Slit her throat. She then went on to threaten Alexis throughout the years. What exactly were you incensed about regarding Alexis and Sam? “Dramatize her past? I’d say having the woman who murdered your mother gloat while she bestowed the murder weapon upon you could cause a little drama.

And Helena is all about evil served on a platter of theatrics. That’s always been her M.O.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Patrick. I do hope Julian gets his just desserts. He is hurting so many people…Nina, Maxie, Dillon….they have worked so hard to achieve the ‘perfect’ issue which would represent the rights of women, universally, in a positive way. Breastfeeding, only one aspect of these rights. I think that once Alexis finds out what a snake her new husband is, she will kick him in the arse, albeit, as a woman with more than a little experience with men, was so naive. Love is blind? Not in this case…Alexis is past that stage. Has been caught in the spider’s poisonous… Read more »

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Oh Cee Cee, you had me until you mentioned Nina.

God, how I hate the Lizard Queen

Joe
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Joe

I think Lulu is the one with the child from Stavros. Helena stole her eggs. The key will probably lead Laura to her dead mother. Remember, Helena kidnapped Leslie 30 years ago, made everyone think she was dead. Maybe Helena had her killed for good.

David
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David

Helena is still alive, recast Helena with Louise Sorel ex Vivian Days. She will be terrific in the role.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I’ll give it a chance, but truthfully, this did not intrigue me. I just hope they already have a beginning, middle and end to this and it doesn’t just meander endlessly. I know there will be lots of cheap red herrings and wasted time along the way. I really hope that it does not end with Helena still being alive, although signs already point to that. Long live GH!

su0000
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su0000

I agree with all the messages above..
The will reading/story is;

”Underwhelmed”

”the whole thing utterly ridiculous”

” Jean and Shelly are NOT good at writing mysterious! ”

” are the writers trying to convince us (and themselves) that they’re not recycling themselves?”

”The statement is so obscure and ridiculous; it’s laughable. The obvious is Luke? Too easy”
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LOL- Good grief ! GH deserves so much better than this drivel..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, don’t get me wrong…I agree with you. The episode, in itself, was ridiculous. However, are we that surprised? The ladies are writing with Helena’s twisted way of thinking, in mind.
I would assume that was the theme and intention. But, as I said, the writing itself was so stubbornly prickly…I love that!! It was oxymoronic, puzzling, fascinating prose in its purest form.
The women know how to make words work for them…their storytelling.
This is the way I saw it; my opinion. LOL.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Wow! Stop the presses! Slap my face and butter my biscuits–For the FIRST TIME, I actually AGREE with Suoooo! (Take a breath, Nancy!) LOL!

Shell
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Shell

So true, Nancy. So true.

Shay
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Shay

“Butter my biscuits?” Well, I do declare, Ms. Dillingham, you sound like a more genteel, Southern version of Hayden! Love it…..

Rhonda
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Rhonda

If Helena had died there would be no way she could have foretold of how she was going to die…so how come the hint of the dreaded tea shows up in the painting….she would have to be alive to insinuate how her demise was executed.

Peggy
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Peggy

Did she love Nikolas’ father? Is there a possibility he is alive or there is another child we don’t know about? She only loved Scott Baldwin and Luke Spencer as far as I can remember. Definitely intrigued, hope this turns out to be good.

ck
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ck

IDK! felt all over the place. But the impacts on the gifts concurred with current story, the one that left me stumped was Lulu’s, Sam’s gift was just worthless to watch, but it’s interesting that Scotty was the one to deliver the Will. Elizabeth’s reasoning for being there was kind of useless in the beginning (bad writing) but her gift explained every reason why she was there to receive that intriguing booklet. ONE! mystery that hasn’t been solved is the letter that Luke gave to Laura when he “finally” departed. This could be “many things” but the Will reading was… Read more »

Shell
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Shell

I wonder if they ever will show the contents of Luke’s letter or if that is just too tall of an order. Even from Amsterdam and retirement, and even if isn’t legally possible: Tony Geary might try to somehow sue them if they do anything Luke-centric without his control.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

I hope this sends Laura on an adventure and she has to ask Anna for help. I’d like to finally Laura and Anna work on something with both their expertise fully intact. Let the games Begin

Shell
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Shell

Yes, if they must drag Laura into more Helena nonsense, at least let Laura remind everyone that she was the original undercover, on the run lady aka Lucy Johnson. Laura and Anna would be cool. …especially if they could call in Robert for help. It would be nice to see Laura and Robert reunited again. …especially since Robert was there from the beginning when the Cassadines first entered the scene. Robert and Laura were holding down the fort while Luke was in the next room fending off and killing Mikkos.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You’ve got that right, Shell!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I was just thinking that same thing today, Allen! Why DON’T these two grande dames of daytime have scenes together–it would sure step it up and be a throwback to the “good old days” of classic GH–what an acting team that could be—–forget Luke and Laura, Robert/Duke an Anna teaming/steaming up! The movies have their “bromance” films; why can’t daytime have their “womance”? LOL!!!

Les
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Les

I watched today – first time in a long time! The Laura story has exciting potential and I must say it has me intrigued enough to watch again. Hopefully, not a dead end. I also enjoyed the scenes between Anna and the new Doctor who is apparently Duke’s son.

Tristan
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Tristan

I will accept anything that puts Genie Francis front and center in a story about her, that is NOT about her kids

Whatever it is, it is Genie’s turn to shine and I am sooo there!!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You betcha!

randy
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randy

genie francis will take whatever crazy storyline they handher and make u want more and more..its her talent…she will make you believe in whatever general hospital tries to sell,,thatswhy they pay her the big bucks,,,,i personally hope it takes her back to stefan,,the 2 actors together made tv screens smoke…and where is leslie,,,,laura needs her mom,,,bring her back while denise is willing to come back,,,its quite simple writers,,,and your ratings proved this a few years ago when you brought back the vets,,ratings rise…so why cant you understand this,,oh yes ego,,,your egos,,thinking you can right the next greatest character and weave… Read more »

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Oh, Randy, gotta love you for this post.
Thank you

Andrew
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Andrew

The key will lead her to a room where the Real Luke Spencer has been kept for the past few years… they will then be able to undo the entire Fluke storyline. Sure, it won’t really stand up to viewer examination (it was clearly really Luke) but who cares? If it undoes Fluke, I give it a handwave.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey, Andrew! That’s EXACTLY what my sister said yesterday!

Shell
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Shell

I can’t think of anything that would bring Mr. Geary back to share screen time with Genie since he hates LnL so much. However, maybe you and Andrew are on to something about undoing the Fluke storyline. Could it be that Tony’s dislike for R.C. is greater than his dislike for the LnL legacy and us fans? hmmmm….

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Great premise, Andrew…TRULY!! But, please, no more Fluke/Luke.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

CeeCee…EXACTLY!!!!! I mean…now that Luke/Fluke (and Geary) are gone (YAY!!!!!!!!!!), I find myself yelling at my TV A LOT LESS…LOL!!!!! LOTS LESS!!!!!

Take care, my dear.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…I know that it’s a soap…b-u-t…as far as I’m concerned, Helena’s ‘will’ was BEYOND DUMB AS HELL!!!!! And…further proof that Helena is nothing but creepy, cruel, despicable, heartless and flat-out ridiculous. DUMB AND RIDICULOUS PERIOD!!!!!

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

It’s puzzling from first glance, but I’m choosing to believe that all the trinkets that were distributed hold meaning and contribute to the whole of Helena’s last grand plan of torture. What she actually gave out: -A penny. -A Music Box -An Opera Program (was it Madame Butterfly, or La Boheme?) -A dagger used to kill Kristin Bergman (Alexis’s mother) -A Storybook about “Jake’s Adventure” -A portrait of herself (with a teacup) -An empty envelope -A black key My belief is that Helena’s plan is to expose Nikolas as her murderer. I don’t understand how all the pieces fit yet,… Read more »

robbie
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robbie

Damn, why aren’t you writing the show! Now, puff puff pass! Great post.

Timmm
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Timmm

Good job my man. Reading this got me to thinking, seeing that Helena had a portrait of her drinking tea tells me she is NOT dead!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, I agree, dav. It would go against Helena’s character to indiscriminately give meaningless ‘tokens of love’ without a hidden, devilish reason.
These ‘gifts’ will assume a life of their own and create a tsunami. My point exactly…..the writing, if not the story, is impeccable. Suspense, drama and mystery; whether we see it, or like it…..it is excellent writing, nonetheless.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Quite an analysis–let’s team up and write that sucker!!!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Excellent point that what Laura “loved, and lost” doesn’t have to be something/someone that is STILL lost to her, which is how I took it. So Nikolas fits the bill (she does love him, and she did lose him for a while), and your explanation of how he fits into all this is very plausible.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

But, Michael…Laura HAS Nikolas….she HAS found him. Yet, anything is possible with temperamental Helena.
I am not a good candidate to speculate because I am not familiar with Laura’s history.
Reading several synopses and watching old scenes does not fill all the empty crevices.
I leave it to you guys who are well-versed with GH’s stories.
I can only opine on what’s recent.

Alan
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Alan

I’ve long since given up any hope of Genie Francis being given a story worthy of her talents. Let’s face it: unless she hooks up with Sonny there’s no place for Laura in the current writing team’s version of Port Charles.

As for the parting gifts, each one seemed so vague all I could think was that the writers had no idea where they wanted to go so they left themselves plenty of room to change their minds if/when they get around to addressing non-Corinthos stories. Not a sign of confident storytelling to me.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree, Alan…and, I said as much. Do the writers know where they are going with this?
But, I will not challenge the writing, in this episode. Loved it.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

It was weak as tea! Yes, I said “tea”! LOL!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Love the pun, nancy…….not Helena’s tea, though; that was as potent as laudanum. Lol.
I cede to you, nancy. You are the writer. What do I know. LOL.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Excellent setup (and hey, not a Corinthos in sight!). Now let’s see what they do with it. It’s one thing to have an intriguing launch and quite another to execute a mystery storyline that keeps us engrossed without (a) having big holes in it and/or (b) being utterly stupid. If this actually goes somewhere interesting and gives Genie Francis a real story, then I’m all for it (and hey, did I point out it doesn’t involve Corinthoses?). Count me among those who thinks Helena isn’t really dead. She never is, after all. (Unless maybe Constance Towers has decided she’s ready… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

the first thing that came to mind was Stefan Cassadine but I really am reaching. Another thought that came to mind is that the key leads to someone Laura was with when she first came on the show and that was Barbara Vining who she thought was her mother. This is all a wild guess though.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Good monday show for GH. Excellent performance by Constance Towers. Helena’s will reading and the twisted mysterious gifts was fascinating to watch with great one liners. The stuff that she gave to Alexis was beyond morbid but it’s very true to Helena’s character. The penny that she gave to the Davis sisters was hysterical when she said that’s all any kid of Alexis is worth. I am so happy that Jean and Shelly are righting a wrong by RC and that is giving us the needed details about what happened to Jake in his four years on Cassadine Island. Liz… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Jay…

Thought provoking post but I highly doubt Jake was molested. Michael’a rape was devastating at the time…but to have Jake abused sould be crossing another line wsy too devastating. Plus, I don’t believe even the murderess hetself would be so cavalier as to write a little book to Elizabeth about something like that. Mind control, imposters, secrets….that’s much more Helena’s way…

Rodd
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Rodd

I hope this story has a middle and end already planned out. Stories that take an unexpected twist because the writers haven’t taken the time to plan it our or change it because, God forbid, the audience has figured it out rarely make for good story.

I am trusting Shelly, Jan and Frank to not let me down; Genie certainly won’t.

Rodd
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Rodd

Jean, not Jan. oops!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Exactly, Rodd. That is what has been missing in mostly all these stories. A writing ‘body’…..beginning, middle and end. Excellent observation.

Melissa
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Melissa

Btw, I thought Helena blew the Cassadine fortune and that’s why Nicholas felt he had to go after ELQ. So how is it she had a load of money to pass onto her medical research lab?

And what was the point of Scotty being the lawyer? He indicated it was to protect Laura from whatever would occur, but he was basically just an MC. Wasted use of such a good actor and beloved character…again.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree. I distinctly remember Helena told Nik the Cassadine coffers were empty. Was that a ploy to incite him to get ELQ? I mean, wasn’t that one of Helena’s power games? I can certainly imagine the worst considering the lengths Helena went through to reach the forbidden apple.
Scotty’s presence and attitude were baffling to me. Why was he acting so arrogantly towards Laura? Angry almost! Too bad for him. He is being used as a puppet. Weird and ridiculous.

clh
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clh

What if Nikolas is not really Nikolas? What if Helena replaced him some time back for her own purposes and the key leads to where he is?

This would redeem him of Hayden’s shooting and the impostor would be the one who poisoned (or thinks he did) Helena, so that he could stay Nikolas, and thought he would get all of her money.

Timmm
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Timmm

I like it!

Justin
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Justin

I think they’ll drop this. Sadly, this show has yet to realize anything for the very talented Genie Francis. They’ll either send Laura away for a long period on the “search” or ignore this story completely. I know this because the story has nothing to do with Sonny, so it will go absolutely nowhere.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That would be sad. But, you do have a point, Justin.

Ellen Sulzbach
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Ellen Sulzbach

I am afraid of that too.

Timmm
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Timmm

Here is what pisses me off. The last writer had Luke hand Laura a letter. THAT to me is a bigger mystery than a stupid key! Why not read the damn letter? MAYBE the letter is connected to the key? I dont know but lets not throw all these balls up in the air and see which one bounces the highest! We fans deserve better!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Timmm, “what I said”! (But do correct the spelling from “Angle” to “Angel” before letting Laura open that letter!).

Timmm
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Timmm

Nathan must have written the name on the envelope!

Tristan
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Tristan

OK, good point about that letter!!!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Timmmy, the letter will not re-surface until the writers invent its contents. As I had mentioned before, the letter was given to Laura as a remaining link to Luke…..to keep him present.
As soon as TPTB figure out what the letter’s message is, we will know. Unless, it will be buried with the ‘music box’. Lol.

su0000
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su0000

hi CeeCee,,
Luke’s letter could go either way, depends on the writers..
If I were the writer it would say..
Hey! it was a great ride. I never want to be near you again. Good luck
Luke

ahaaa! that is how the ”John Dear letters go, somewhat 🙂
Most are assuming it was a love letter I prefer a John Dear letter it would be more true to life with a couple as them.

su0000
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su0000

0ooh 000! CeeCee, you said the curse <– pun, words ''music box''!
You best wear a ring of garlic !

CeeCee
Guest
CeeCee

@su0000.
Hey there,
Yeah, Luke could be bidding Laura his last farewell. But, Dear John? They’re divorced, so it would not be THAT letter. It’s not a break-up letter.
I do agree that the letter could say anything. My point is, the writers themselves haven’t arrived to a decision yet.
Lol. SuzieQ…..I eat garlic on a daily basis with my salmon. I do not eat meat. So, I am safe.
However, I will make sure to be a little more diligent in the future.LOL.
HaHa, that music box seems to be haunting many of us. Will its memory every disappear from our minds?

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Hope Luke’s NOT coming back!

Jenn
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Jenn

While a fan of vets like Genie and I am looking forward to Laura having a story, I can’t wait to see Helena’s curse take effect on Sam. Don’t hate on me – it’s just my opinion.

I don’t think Helena is dead. Cassadine’s never die.

Kayt
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Kayt

I think Helena is dead. In that portrait that she left Nickolas was that a reflection of ME the new character Finn in that vase?

Amber Sinclair
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Amber Sinclair

Amy Vining, Laura’s sister could easily by the thing Laura loved and lost. Of course the original actress died but it makes sense. Year 1979 was the time Laura married Scott Baldwin and bought his law books and that is also the same year Amy Vining came onto #GH. Also Amy Vining is the only other person that HELENA hadn’t messed with that Laura loved. They never said anything about her except at the 2013 nurses ball she was mentioned. Her last appearance was in 2002 and it’s like she vanished.

Peggy
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Peggy

The key is to the disco where she met Luke. She loved him and lost her mind and her job. Where is Leslie is what I would like to know.

Amber Sinclair
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Amber Sinclair

Leslie is in Paris, alive and well!

Debbie
Guest
Debbie

Maybe the key to what is loved and lost is a key to a box that contains the codicil.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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