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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena Spews The Cassadine Curse On Sam!

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Rot-ro! Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) is in big trouble now, thanks to her egging on the treachery of a “dying” Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) on Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital. 

You got to love the performances of Constance Towers, who makes Helena the most delicious, vile, evil, woman on the soaps! As the story continued: Sam, Liz (Rebecca Herbst), Jason (Billy Miller) and Nikolas  (Tyler Christopher) are all on Cassadine Island at Helena’s bedside, and Helena is propped up with oxygen tubes coming out of her nose, and the stage is set for some vintage and creepy Helena!

As Jason tries to get answers from what happened from the night he was shot and left to die in the waters of the pier, to Helena’s henchmen sifting him out of and saving his life, we ultimately don’t learn that much from the Cassadine matriach.  But what did you expect, a full confession?

But while Helena has a mild distaste for her visitor Elizabeth, she has major one for Sam, particularily after Sam mouthed off to Queen B. Cassadine.  Sam was so fed up with Helena’s games, she went on a tirade and blurted out to her:  “She has no idea what it’s like to have a family.  Everyone who was ever around you was desperate to get away from you.   Isn’t that right?  You delight in causing misery, because you’re jealous.  Nobody ever loved you.  That’s why Mikos went off with my grandmother, because he couldn’t wait to get away from you.  You think there is this happy reunion in this afterlife.  You are wrong.  You are going to burn in hell. and I will gladly dance on your grave.”

Helena though was ready for a rebuttal, and she slapped the Cassadine curse on Sam. In fact,  it’s the same one  she threw on to Luke (Tony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) decades ago!  The exchange started with Helena responding to Sam’s word by saying:  “Brava! Brava! That is so dramatic.  Allow me to return the favor, but you won’t be happy.”   Sam says: “Oh yeah, well try and stop me.”  Helena then lays the smackdown on Sam with:  “I curse you Samantha Morgan. You, those who begot you, and those you begat, and all those who touch you.  You and yours will never know happiness in this life, nor any other!”

Looks Like Elizabeth may come up out of this visit with Helena pretty much unscathed, and Sam’s life will be forever changed! Is Sam’s entire life about to  implode?  Will Helena reveal if she can reverse any mind control she had or has on Jason to help him get back his memory?  Did you enjoy Sam getting the curse, or were you upset by it?  Will Laura and Sam team up and break their life long Cassadine Curses?  Is Constance Towers as Helena, the all-time best recurring character on daytime? Were you disappointed that the episode did not move story along?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Joni
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Joni

It was ridiculous how much time was spent on Sam yesterday. Its tiresome that she’s front and center in all scenes.

I love gh
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I love gh

It’s not tiresome at all. The silent majority love her character and can’t wait to see what happens.

She’s awesome, and she’s helped Elizabeth and the gorgeous Jason have more screen time. Win-win!

Ash
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Ash

Yup love Helena. and Jason and Liz are everything. Miller/Herbst are beyond amazing. they sparkle. lol Team Liason

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree. I love Sam. She’s a gorgeous, diminutive powerhouse…and genuine.

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

Too much Sam…thats our curse…lol

vinman
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vinman

Thank you!

Ash
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Ash

Lol. yup

Tristan
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Tristan

jimh(“and Jerry Mathers as…the Beaver”): I kind of like Sam, but simultaneously find her kind of boring and monotonous in her never-ending angst. Even when she is happy, she is depressed and depressing. She and Jason will be our curse, and the whole show will be devoured by their “great, and humorless, love” (multiple-brain-injury, low IQ Jason, and his sad-eyed, perpetually depressed consort). Oddly enough, Kelly Monaco comes to life in her scenes with Becky Herbst. So…let’s “ship” Liz and Sam as a couple…of somethings! These two ladies sparkle together!!!!!

Shay
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Shay

At least Sam brings some relevance and history to the canvas as a near-legacy character….much more preferable to all the time and energy that is unwisely devoted to the likes of such newbies as Nina, Jordan, Val-Chops, Sappy, Hayden, Ava, nuKiki, and God only knows how many more nonsensical creatures that have been—and are yet to be—introduced and imposed upon Port Charles!!!!

Harry
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Harry

Yes, Shay, I do agree with you here. My only quibble about Sam is she is so obsessed with Jason that there were three people in Patrick’s bed,

Tia
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Tia

I sometimes wonder at the people watching this show. Sam was a dynamic character that brought life to GH. The writers killed her in 2012. Elizabeth has always been a devious, hypocrite who has confessed to purposefully ruining relationships. Especially, JaSam and her own, multiple times. ***For those of you with amnesia, re-watch the tryst between her and Nicholas in 09. She confesses her true motives with Jason to alleviate Nicholas’s guilt after having slept with the so-called love of her life’s brother on the same night Lucky asks her to marry him for the umpteenth time and whilst her… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

What a fabulous rant, Tia. I hope you feel better for having written it. I know I feel better for having read it.
I especially liked your take on Morgan’s bipolar story line. As I have said before, if you cannot approach it correctly and realistically, do not approach it at all.
I also think you’re right about Lizzy although I find myself forgiving her time and time again.

Mateo
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Mateo

Helena Cassadine was spectacular in those scenes. I think Elizabeth will get some nastiness from the Queen Cassadine. She deserves all of the wrath of Helena considering all she has done to keep Jason in the dark about who he is. Nikolas will also not be spared completely. GH is swinging hard these last 2 weeks. So much to enjoy. Nina and Franco. Maxi and her attacks on Valerie and the magazine she will end up saving. Sonny and Epiphany kicking his sorry ass. Love her battling and putting Sonny in his place. Patrick, even though he is annoying at… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…I think Elizabeth will get some nastiness from the Queen Cassadine. ” do you want to mean; Liz will take a cue and solidify her intent and fight that much more … for Jason Helena wouldn’t want Liz helping Jason… but helping Nicholas ie: on a different note; I want Hayden brought down a peg; turn on her Nicholas… now that you told her she’s known all along… what’s her power? kick her out of the manse… and so what if she tells all of Port charles Nicholas and Liz have known… cajones ! my Nicholas and Liz…. magnify your… Read more »

Ash
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Ash

Yes Patrick yes.

Tristan
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Tristan

Preach, Brother Patrick!

Rose
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Rose

Mateo…you really summed it up for me, too. Worlds of difference since the Fluke fiasco. Would have been fun to see the off-camera between Kelly and Rebecca after their airplane scenes. They were probably cracking up. Loved Epiphany kicking Sonny to the curb. Hope they keep writing for her. Even liked her part in Liz’s shower and wedding. Am looking forward to Maxi help Nina turn Crimson around and throw a wrench into Julian’s plan in the process.

lovesam1122
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lovesam1122

I never thought of the Laura/Sam teaming up. I am hoping this leads to a great story for Sam if Laura is thrown in there all the better. I loved the exchange between Helena/Sam, the only Sam was missing was the letter opener.

Kimmy L. Davis
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Kimmy L. Davis

I loooooved the curse…and how scared Liz, Jason, and Nik all looked as she said it.

B.J.
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B.J.

I absolutely loved these scenes. There is no-one more deserving of the curse than Sam, she has been a vile con artist & burden to this show for far too long. Constance Towers was phenomenal as always, I love her as Helena. Billy Miller & Rebecca Herbst have the most amazing facial expressions & chemistry in daytime. These scenes showcased the great talents these actors have & made for soapy goodness. I’m truly hoping the new writers keep up the incredible momentum they have going. It’s been years since I’ve been this invested in the entire show.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

totally agree. Sam thinks she’s above it all–she deserves it all–Patrick & Jason. Like she dared announce when Jason asked why they were there that Spinelli said you needed backup from the woman you love. As if Jason hadn’t told her to move on, he remembered nothing and he loves Elizabeth. I cursed Sam then and am glad Helena did one as well :). Constance Towers is the best villian in daytime. Because despite what Sam says she does have a soft spot for some–Nik for one–and she absolutely adores Spencer. I don’t think Laura would ever turn her back… Read more »

Ash
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Ash

I agree. I follow the chemisty. UnJason BM and he should still be with Becky on screen. it’s not about ships. it’s about two actors playing well off one another and just seeming so natural. that’s Becky and Billy for me.

Tristan
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Tristan

It is amazing just how boring BM and KM are as “Jasam.” And even if they had chemistry, the whole concept of this “great love” — brain-damaged amoral dum-dum killer and sad sack amoral gal — is unappetizing to me. Kelly M. has more chemistry with Becky Herbst. Make of that what you will! Re: BM and BH? BH has a spark and seems awake. KM, not so much, thus BH makes Mr. Miller seem more exciting than he actually is at this point. Although the character of Jason is just awful. I stopped watching for 10 years specifically because… Read more »

Joni
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Joni

Amen! Sam is the worst! She should have been gone along time ago.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Yes Tristan, you are absolutely right. There’s nothing interesting about Sam & Jason & there never has been. She blindly follows him, she thinks she’s independent and she’s not. She called Liz a damsel in distress, but how often hid Jason have to save her?

kaffen
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kaffen

No..Sam is,the best

Get ride of the nurse

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m reeling from the demise of Bo and Hope… on Days

to read ; finally! what looks like a support system ; for ; Jason and Liz

this is good

have to marquee: “…Billy Miller & Rebecca Herbst have the most amazing facial expressions & chemistry in daytime. These scenes showcased the great talents these actors have ”

YES

this is all we need

well… it’s a long list… but right the most glaring omission… Liz’ Love

Tristan
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Tristan

Remember that wacked youtube video years ago with that guy telling us to “leave Brittany alone”? Anyone here up for doing a youtube “leave Elizabeth alone” vid, complete with crying and madness?? Would be sooo funny!!!!!

Rose
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Rose

Good Lord, B.J. and others…everyone’s got a rap sheet on GH that makes them “deserving,” not just Sam. Including once sweet ? Liz…heroic killer? Jason… and as much as I “love to hate” Helena and can’t imagine GH without her, the dark queen herself has outdone them all.

Ash
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Ash

I don’t diagree Rose. but Liz is the one that gets all the hate. when others, including hypocrites Sam and Carly have done far worse. I think that BJ’S point. Liz seems to be the one that “has to pay”. for what? for lying? ive me a break Sonny, Ava, Jerome all commited murder and are prancing around PC like they own the town.

And I’ll beleive Sam has learned from her mistakes when the while town knows that she did in the past instead Liz, Lucky and Jason kept it a secret.

MissTiss
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MissTiss

How Liz is considered more nasty than any other character on GH is beyond me, but to each their own. II loved it, Hellz Bellz at her very best & the reactions from TC, BH & BM were spot on & hilarious. I personally think this will give Sam a much better storyline than she’s had in years cause we know what happens when one “aquires” the Cassidine curse. Even Liz had to endure it by just being with Lucky. Then again, Liz & Laura are the ONLY ones to ever foil the Evil Ones plans! That being said, I’m… Read more »

Adele barnes
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Adele barnes

Yess im not happy because everyone was so busy challenging helena,jason never got any information from helena…i believe the curse….

su0000
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su0000

0oohh geez!

As for the reveal of the Jason story = LACKLUSTER!
There is no high drama, no suspense, no surprises, no intrigue, no twist & turns, no on the edge, no wow moment; the big reveal it bottomed out. C’mon!
No plot to speak of, no conspiring mystery, nada ..
not even a flare-up of impassioned excitement.
J&S never have and never will accomplish writing on the edge suspense..

((the past years 2014-15 Y&R= comatose. I wanted better for GH 🙁

Harry
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Harry

Well, I thought it was pretty good!
And Su00, did you hear Helena tell Sam that if she doubts the power of one of her curses, she ought to ask Luke and Laura about it.
See? This means Laura is indeed a legacy character.

su0000
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su0000

hi Harry..

”’pretty good” <– lol yah nothing notable for this huge awaited reveal..

Laura having a curse as a legacy ehh..
A good many never seen the 1st curse play out so nothing there and it sounds like Sam never see the 1st curse play out, either lol (before her time too?
but– CT/Helena delivered the curse flawlessly awwwesome!

for the huge Jason reveal I felt no excitement and never an on the edge moment just everyday soap stuff..
Nobody is going ''ooooowww ahhhhhhhh!!'' over it……………lol

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

Harry thought it was good…su did not….now thats a twist that caught me off guard…lol

su0000
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su0000

ohhh Harry..
what was the 1st curse??
Did their eyes bleed and their hair fall out and boils oozed on their face, or did frogs nest in their throats ??

It was nasty for Helena to mention the Luke & Laura curse when many haven’t a clue what it was, not even Sam .. lol … what was it/happened ?

Timmm
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Timmm

Come on su0000! Your buddy Ron would drop all these bombs with no freakin explanation! The new writers are writing a beginning, middle and end now OR at least explaining things better. No surprises? You knew that Hayden would visit Shawn in prison? You knew Helena would be shown the other day and hold court? Come on su0000!

su0000
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su0000

hey Timmm..
If a bomb is dropped along with my jaw in surprise, that is a good thing, indeed!
I know Helena would show soon and deliver a good slap..

I need an intriguing plot, not all this blah stuff.. 🙂

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

Im actuallly enjoying su NOT enjoying GH for a change…thats a fun suprising twist,…lol

Fanny
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Fanny

@Timmm…Harry… I agree I also think their doing a good job.

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

A more fun suprising twist is hearing you complain about GH…lol

su0000
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su0000

hey Jimh.. I love GH but not the writers.. GH being so unique/outta the traditional soap box should never ever have to feminist female writers, never. (just mush it up) Y&R more then proved they are lackluster writers and they near brought Y&R to its knees with their dull stories .. The lowest Y&R had been under the Queens of Snooze.. The Jason reveal which should have a whopper of suspense and on the edge has been nothing, it is just another story offering no excitement/intrigue no punch no fire, just blah .. lol lmao.. they write a ”curse” but… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah, LOL… i’d like to throw a few curses at the DAYS self-righteous

“…And, there are no plots, just a ton of sugar ”

awwhhh… the Corinthos’ faint of heart

Rose
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Rose

Loved your “twist” comment. Really had me laughing.

Rose
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Rose

Su…you don’t necessarily specify a curse. That’s the spooky thing, even if you don’t believe in such things…they just hang over you…forever.

You seem to have a vendetta of your own about the GH writers from the beginning, just like some do or don’t like Sam, or Liz, or Sabrina, etc. I really don’t understand why you even watch soaps. In most cases they just don’t seem to be as gory or violent as you would like.

Suggestion…just finished watching the first season of ‘TwinPeaks.’ Think you would really like it.

Alan
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Alan

Thanks for cursing Sam, Helena. Now the viewers will be tortured with endless scenes of Sam delivering that patented “I’m just trying to process things” line that she serves up for everything from cold coffee to a dead husband.

As for all-time best recurring character in daytime, Helena is really good but I’d have to give the title to ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s sexy cult leader Mitch Laurence.

Lil' Angel
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Lil' Angel

I couldn’t agree more, Alan. Sam is absolutely insufferable with her constant “processing” of everything. I hope she and Jason ride off into the sunset and out of Port Charles for good (and take Jean and Shelley with them).

Ash
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Ash

Omg I’m in tears I’m laughing so much “from cold.coffee to her dead husband”. that’s he best comment ever

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Mitch Lawrence! Wow…he was one of THE best “evil doers” in soap opera history!

Ash
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Ash

Helena would have spilled all the truth tea, if Sam had shut her big mouth. I could not believe how Sam made that all about her. Jason is the one who lost 3 years of his life, Elizabeth is the one whose child was kidnapped for 4 years. Sam needed to take a seat and shut her mouth. the “Jason had me. I went into the water. I would have saved him” made me laugh out loud. does Sam think Jason can hold his breath for hours. lmao. I loved the curse. and what’s more I loved how nobody seemed… Read more »

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Exactly. Sam just kept blabbing like this was about her. Here’s what we know though. Jason’s memory was intact when he left the clinic with Robin. He recoginized her and knew he was headed home. So it’s likely Helena cannot help him recover his memory at all–unless she subsequently wiped it out after the auto accident. And for those who think once he remembers he goes back to being a murderous thug–I seriously doubt it. For one, he’s likely to remember being Jason Q as well. And he won’t forget being Jake–who is disgusted by the actions of Jason Morgan.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“Ash” you nailed it ; i order this post be followed LOL yeah, right? KM’ Sam… doesn’t shut up and… comes across as a dolt moreover idiot even an amnesiac; “Jason” must see the lame mystique she renders… not one iota took to her being cursed ; roflmao the writers are steering her all wrong… LOL and she still judges Nicholas for not being the dutiful comitted cousin? CUT HER LOL… oy! give her the keys back to that motorcycle and cut her loose no one needs these tired lame scenes ie: @Lucy; “…how much Jason loved Elizabeth BEFORE all… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

You are too much Patrick!!! Sam is sooooooooooooooo dull. Yes, cut her loose!!!

B.J.
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B.J.

I couldn’t agree more Ash! Sam really tried to make it about her as per usual. She has become insufferable with her constant whining & me, me, me attitude. Jason & Elizabeth deserve answers about their son, and he should get answers pertaining to what happened to him.
It was very telling that Jason jumped to Liz’s defence when Helena merely spoke to her, yet said nothing when Sam was cursed. He has no feelings for Sam & is finally where his heart has always wanted to be with Elizabeth.

Ash
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Ash

Thanks Patrick and BJ.

I hope TPTB see the gold they have in the Miller/Herbst combo. whether he’s Jason or not those two Spark.

Sissy
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Sissy

Goodness…why all the Sam hate lol? I’m enjoying the story and both Kelly and Becky’s performances.

Ash
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Ash

It’s not really hate for Sam with me. it’s hate for Sam when she’s around Jason. she seemed to have grown a little more mature in the Paddy relationship..but the second Jason returned she turned into a jealous child

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Sam’s a jealous child? Seriously? He’s her husband! The man she lo@ved more than herself, the man she mourned, the husband she prayed would come back to her. And now she discovers he’s right there…oh wow…amazing how differently people see things! To my mind she’s exercised incredible restraint…her love for Patrick and Emma..the conflict and guilt…against her undeniable love for, I repeat, her husband. Liz is the jealous insecure terror who kept Jason from his love, his wife, Sam. She’s been so afraid Jason would remember the love between him and Sam that she’s lied and deceived to keep him…and… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Rebecca1…I’m with you on your comment.

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Rebecca.
I kind of like Sam.
I have always loved Lizzy but think her actions are beyond the pale. She didn’t just lie by omission, she went out of her way to keep Jake’s true identity a secret.
She actually emotionally blackmailed sweet Laura who has always had Lizzy’s back. Moreover, she knows how it feels to lose a child so she should have run to Monica with the news that her only living child is in fact, alive.
Yes, sorry MIss Lizzy but I really want you to get your comeuppance.

Michele
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Michele

Constance Towers’ Master Class! Side note, I really prefer the chemistry between this Jason and Elizabeth.

Ash
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Ash

Yes Michele. this Jason is better with Liz. it’s about chemisty not who’s playing what character. if he wasn’t Jason he’d still belong on screen with Beck

Ash
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Ash

Becky.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Funny how people see things differently. Aside from the fact Jason should be with SM, his wife, who he loves deeply even if at this time he’s lost himself…I found the chemistry between Jason-Jake and Sam spot on from the start. They just fit.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Helena is propped…, and the stage is set for some vintage…”

LOL

classic

no wonder Nicholas is so much “fun”

Patrick
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Patrick

SOAPBOX:

I’d like to grandstand… kneel in acknowledge; Sam is waning

Sam tug of heart for; and pulsating that Jason must feel something

LOL

exquisite Liz ; just keep on a hold pattern…

he’ll be back

fire up ; your stronghold with Nicholas… ally your connect… loving your eye to eye… and support of

rebecca1
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rebecca1

OhI hope not. Really loving the chemistry between Jason and. Sam. Not to mention the little fact that Jason’s her HUSBAND…who loved her dearly. Liz garners no sympathy. Had she not known and kept the truth a heinous secret, maybe then. Fair fight. This scenario? Sam for the win.

Rose
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Rose

I’ve always seen the chemistry between Jason and Sam. It’s just different than Liz. I like that the Sam character is more adventurous and confident. Liz is just to unsure and needy for my tastes. think it boils down to something you said earlier…”funny how people see things differently.” Some viewers love the Liz character, probably because of Rebecca. Others just don’t like Sam or Kelly’s acting style..I do, as well as Sabrina. Even Kiki and Valerie are starting to interest me…a little…because they are getting better writing.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree Rebecca1 and Rose. Really loving the chemistry between Jason and. Sam. Not to mention the little fact that Jason’s her HUSBAND…who loved her dearly. Love seeing BM and KM on my screen anytime!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree with you too Rose though I actually liked both Sabrina and Valerie from the start. Sabrina has always been sincere and a welcome departure from the many hardened, manipulative women on the show…and Valerie’s story was a nice way to shake up Lulu and Dante for a bit. I never saw Valerie as duplicitous or scheming…she was raised by and took care of the sweetest of moms…or so it was implied. I hope we’ll find out who her father is…that has been conspicuously left out. Sean perhaps???

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Rose, lol, this is the second time I’ve done this this week. I read Sabrina in your post instead of Kiki! Lack of sleep! Ahem…on the subject of Kiki…I think this actress is doing an incredible job and really fits the role as it’s currently written. She’s also got a very stunning cool vibe which I like as well._

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ahhhhhh! Rose…you DID mention Sabrina…AND Kiki! Nap time! Lol…

Rose
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Rose

I even cringed a little when Helena cursed Sam. The left side of my brain might dismiss it, but the right side remembers being a little girl from a first generation Italian family that heeded such things. Shiiiiiver!!!

Harry
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Harry

What would a curse on Sam mean exactly? That the local branch of Forever 21 would run out of size 2 jeggings? Or that Dr. Scholl discontinued inserts for 5 inch stilettos? Or that Kelly’s wouldn’t let her sit in a booster seat?

Rose
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Rose

Now, now Harry. Someone might think you were catty. 🙂

Harry
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Harry

Or being cheeky?
I thought some humor was needed.
I actually like Sam.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Agree with you on the curse Rose. Never a good thing….

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I felt cursed when, as you pointed out, the episode did not move story along. Why don’t they understand that at this point every episode which does not deliver an actual payoff is a time wasting disappointment, despite some excellent performances. Long live GH!

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Well, if Sam had shut up and not made it about her, the story might have been moved along some. But Fridays are cliffhanger days, right, so they “had” to leave us hanging. We did learn how Jason got out of the water–and survived until Robin supposedly revived him. We also know that Thanksgiving happens next week–so they leave Greece. I don’t thin Helena wiped out Jason’s memory (as I said–he recognized Robin when she woke him). So she can’t bring that back. I hope we do find out WHY she look little Jake. And I am really looking forward… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

There is no way in hell Jason will stay with Lizzy when he finds out what she did.
Unfortunately, I think that great reveal is far away. He’s with Lizzy for the short term.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I hope you’re right Harry. As it should be…unless lil “Jake” puts the mojo on his daddy and forces him to stay with Liz. The kid was raised by Helena…maybe she taught him some brainwashing techniques. Chucky…

Rose
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Rose

Hi Ash…followup to our other comments. Don’t mix chemistry with what’s right. It’s not just Liz lying…it’s a HUGE, terrible lie when you withhold someone’s identity and past…not just to Jason, but his wife, mother, son and other’s who were close to him and have felt deep loss. And then go on as if things were normal and plan a wedding. This behaviour seems to have followed her since she’s been a teen, unfortunately…she’s told lies in the past, committed infidelities, and had her share of “comfort’, one-nighters. As for Sam, she’s no angel, but this isn’t new to her… Read more »

ash
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ash

She lied. who cares. it’s a soap. he have murders getting custody of kids and baby stealers living large. So Liz lied. is it awful? absolutely. but she doesn’t deserve any more punishment than the rest of the PC liars, murderers aND baby stealers. Honestly is this was SBu as Jason then I’d be fore Jasam. but BM and KeMo do not work for me. they have zero chemistry.. from the moment Jake Doe grabbed Liz’s are in that hospital room, I’ve been team #MillerHerbst He could be playing Franco and I’d be shipping Lanco. I don’t give a crap… Read more »

ash
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ash

also can we please remember that Monica helped fake AJS death and let a ten year old child think he was a murderer. I have a hard time with sympathy for Monica after that.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Hahaha—now THIS is what I call great television!!! That Helena is so bad she’s the best. How can anyone not love Helena? She makes sure she always has an ace tucked up her sleeve!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

True James. I’m hoping she’s got another trick up her grand sleeve now…maybe Nicolas put her into some weird catatonic state mimicking death. Hate this to be the last we see of this great villainess.

Victoria
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Victoria

I do not get all the Sam hate…I do think BM has chemistry with BH and do prefer Sam with Patrick now, but Elizabeth and Jason do not belong together. Elizabeth could never handle Jason’s life. She always wanted to change him. She always wanted to keep them a secret, remember the hotel meetings and lying under oath about who Jake’s father is, she is afraid of him (or his mob life) she does not get who he is… and now she is lying to him and making decisions for him, something Jason NEVER liked when people did to him.… Read more »

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

umm, everyone’s actions are the writer’s fault.

And no one knows what or who “true” Jason is. Jason Q morphed into Jason M. But Jason M is no longer who he was. He now has Jake’s (or Jason Q’s) sensibilities. So we have to wait to see what the writers create. Which Jason emerges. But at the moment Sam doesn’t understand a thing about Jason.

Victoria
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Victoria

What I meant to say was “the NEW writers”… I get that this is a show.

Harry
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Harry

Not getting the Sam hate either, Victoria.
Lucy D, your answer to Victoria strikes an incongruity with her response.
“Umm, everyone’s actions are the writer’s fault”?
Say, what?

su0000
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su0000

hey Harry .
the writers are the characters,,
The writer for Sam is Sam..
Makes one wonder how writers shake off the characters, they are them..

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

she said she blamed the writers (she left out the “new”) for Jason’s behavior and I said all the actions of all the characters are from the writers.

And in answer to your remark above–I think Jason will forgive Liz anything. It might take a while–but I don’t think he could stay mad at her. I’ve seen some pretty remarkable footage Liaison fans are posting on Twitter (I didn’t watch then–and forgot some of the stuff I’d seen) but it’s pretty clear that Jason and Liz will always be tied together is some significant way.

Rose
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Rose

Now, now, Harry. Someone might think you were catty. 🙂

kaffen
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kaffen

Get better writers..

Liz is a fraud

Jasamfan since 2005

Thi

Angie
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Angie

I personally can’t stand Sam. I don’t want he back with Jason, she’s mouthy and repulsive. I hope they play out the Cassadine curse on her, because frankly GH is becoming quite boring. I want Liz and Jason together, always have. They actually need to write Sam out of the show. She’s been with every man on the show and the only reason why she hasn’t slept with Nikolas is because he is her cousin! I want to see the curse play out on Sam.

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

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

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

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

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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