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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena's Dying & It's Showdown Time With Jason, Liz & Sam!

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Major participants are set, and the evil queen is back on-screen. Will she reveal all and help Jason (Billy Miller) hone in on his past? Will she reveal more on the kidnapping of Little Jake (James Nighbor)? Will she spill the beans on Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) deception? Or, will she spin some tale, and no one will be the wiser?  That is the major showdown set up after the end of Thursday’s episode of GH, setting up Friday’s clffhanger!

As Liz and Sam (Kelly Monaco) get into a catfight with some much needed drink-throwing at each other on a plane, the two women who vie for the love of Jason – his fiancee’ and his wife – are on their way to help Jason with his search and to get answers to his past.  While they hurl insults and barbs at each other, played to perfection by Rebecca Herbst and Kelly Monaco, things are getting mighty serious on Cassadine Island. There, Nikolas is already on the scene trying to block Jason from gaining entrance to speak to a dying Helena (Constance Tower), who claims she is ready to join her beloved Mikos (but is it heaven, or in hell?).

Jason, with gun in tow happens upon Nikolas and is ready to plug the prince with a bullet, if he doesn’t take him to Helena. Nikolas does, and Helena who is bedridden is still extolling some of her digs and getting under Jason’s skin.  As she starts to tell Jason that she will inform him of the truth and her secrets regarding his past, her door bursts open revealing  some of her henchmen who have captured Liz and Sam.  Now it’s all for one and one for all against Helena?  What will Nikolas do now?

The action picks up today! What did you think of yesterday’s GH? Did you get a kick out of  the Sam and Liz  drink-throwing in the ai? Do you want this to be the end of the line for Helena? Will she say anything about Robin (Kimberly McCullough)?  Will any of this get straightened out so Jason can find some piece of mind?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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

I want Jason to develop a split personality,,,by day he is D. Jason Quartamaine-lifesaver…at nite he is Jason-Dr.KILLdare Morgan mobster hitman-lifetaker…when the hospital is running low on patients its Jason KILLdare Morgan who sees to it that those hospital beds are full…only kidding-lol

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

Seriously, Helena dies or most likely not…and no matter if she lies or is truthful…Patrick will reunite with Robin and he will leave with her and go into hiding…Emma either will leave with them or remain with Anna…Robert Scorpio will help and he takes them away!…no matter if Jason ends up with Liz or Sam, he looses both ways…lol…Sonny and Carly and Jason will also be in a love triangle…no, the two men wont be fighting over Carly…Sonny and Carly will fight over Jason…BAM!…lol

Kevin
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Kevin

LOL 🙂 Perhaps Patrick will learn that Robin knew of the attempt to take Emma before anyone told her about it; he could assume (since she can’t explain how she knew) that Robin is partly responsible somehow. And since it is unsafe to stay in Port Chuck, he takes off with Emma to stay safe.

Mary
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Mary

what an awesome episode . I sure hope that Helena does die or leave the show. She probably needs a vacation . I also think she enjoys playing the role of Helena Cassadine. Constance is a great actress. I hope she can stay as long as her health allows. The way I see it Liz and Jason are meant to be together . Sam well that is her hard luck. If Jason per the writers put him with Sam then I think they are fools. The only two people that Liz worked well with on that show were Jason ,… Read more »

jeremy
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jeremy

🙂 Awesome, Awesome Episode!!!!!

Scott
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Scott

Do not kill of Helena! Great villain. That look she gave to Nikolas when she first said she was dying…I hope that means she’s really not.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Constance Towers is 82 years old and she wants to be done playing Helena (has for several years now). She was spectacular, IS spectacular. But it’s time for CT to enjoy her retirement. What a shame that the short-sighted, camp preferring, insulting and parody inducing writer who thought Roger Howarth would be better as Franco didn’t have the creativity to instead make him a Cassadine cousin that could have taken over for Helena. RoHo, GH and all its fans would have been in SUCH a better place for it.

Harry
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Harry

Elizabeth–love that idea. Roger should have been a Cassadine or at least a Q. He is wince inducing to watch right now–he acts lik Jack Tripper from Three’s Company. Worse yet, he acts bored as hell. I remember I thought I Roger was the most brilliant soap actor of all time. If you told me back then that I would be fast forwarding through all of his scenes, I would have told you that you were crazy. It doesn’t help that they are trying to force feed Franco and Nina on viewers over and over. They aren’t working, it’s time… Read more »

P. McMahon
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P. McMahon

I don’t believe Helena’s dying. I don’t believe she will tell the full truth—only what she wants Jason to hear.

And if she’s joining Mikos soon, then I assume she had Robin raise that devil from the dead. No one stays dead on this show!!

Angie
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Angie

I think it’s ridiculous to write grown women acting like two year olds. I was disgusted and am so disappointed and over this Jason thing I can no longer stomach it. Move it along already. It boring and repetitive and insulting to the audience at this point. Everyone in this story looks like a fool.
Honestly I wish Jason had never been recast.
I’ve been watching soaps for 40 years and have never seen such a mess made of any storyline.

Lena120
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Lena120

I agree. To me, the only interesting story Jason had left to play was with MIchael and AJ. But they killed AJ off before he returned. What a waste. The Little Jake reunion could have been awesome but they turned Liz into a sociopath and made her child’s return a footnote in her delusion. Sam is a better character without Jason. She just is. She had more life and independence when he was out of the picture. Carly just looks like a fool. You’re a 40-something woman with adult children. Stop stalking this man. Grow up! The Helena scene was… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

It’s inaccurate to say a story “no one cares about.” I’m enjoying it…it hearkens back to the days when there was mystery surrounding Cassadine Island and the goings on there. Ultimately although I say that, it can live up to those glory days because the powers that be unwisely got rid of the majority of the insane asylum…but I think they’re attempting to recapture the intrigue. Helena looks gorgeous…I’m rather upset she cursed Sam…and I understand why both Elizabeth and Sam felt the need to chase after Jason. Since nothing about this story is based in reality other than emotions…… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Can’t… not can…live up to those glory days

Aria
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Aria

I have to agree with Rebecca, it’s inaccurate to say I one cares about the storyline cause I’m enjoying now that it has finally picked up, under RC the story dragged and played out horribly finally at least to me more tolleratable and although I hate what they’ve done to Liz I’ll hang on to hope she will be redeemed because it sure beats Liz being backbunner like she’s been in the past. And honestly Carly and Sam are way more annoying characters .

Fanny
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Fanny

Helena will aim….and shoot these two dodo birds down in one
fell swoop. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe how wonderfully
fun this will be. Jason will get a few crumbs thrown his way, in
the name of “Robin”. Prince Nick better be nice otherwise she’ll
place his carcass at Jason’s feet.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

loved the drink throwing it made me laugh and the fact they didn`t kill each was amazing as I expected a knock out fight on the plane. I doubt Constance Towers who plays Helena will leave it is just another way to tease us for February sweeps. Love love all this madness and cannot wait for more, Tony Geary being I actually don`t miss the character like I thought I did, it is not to say I do not miss him but so many other stories to keep us occupied we do not have time to miss TG.

Patty
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Patty

Can’t wait until Liz is exposed as a liar. Knowing how nasty she has become, I’m sure that she has conveniently forgot her birth control pills. For how much I loved this character, that’s how much I hate her now !!!!

tatiana
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tatiana

Me too! I want Liz’s lies exposed as well and for someone to give her a royal smackdown!. And if they stay true to Jason’s character, he won’t forgive her, at least not easily. He was never a fan of lying and manipulation. But then again, this iteration of Jason is nothing like he used to be.

Fanny
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Fanny

It’s still difficult to except Billy as Jason, for me he’s Jake…

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I want to see Carly’s reaction if she ever finds out Liz kept Jason from them deliberately.

Fanny
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Fanny

Talk about EXPLOSIVE…….

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol. Fur-flying; cartwheeling feline blast. Can’t wait!!!!!

Harry
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Harry

I am surprised Carly has not figure that out yet. I remember her giving Lizzy some really odd looks when Lizzy kept frantically reminding everyone that it was the morphine which made Sonny call Jake Jason.
Oh Carly will give Lizzy the what for as only Carly can.

Aria
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Aria

I’m still not giving up on old Liz, I too don’t like what she’s doing i have no idea why the writers have chosen to turn this character so desperate but like I said I’m not giving up, other characters have done worse and maybe our expectations aren’t as high for those other characters but I refuse to give up so I’ll hang on till she’s redeem, and if they don’t do that I’ll be puzzle as to why they would want to ruin such a popular beloved character, it just doesn’t make sense.

Harry
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Harry

I understand, Aria.
I have always loved Lizzy too and her behavior lately has been sadly disappointing. The letter Audrey wrote to her somewhat explains Lizzy’s actions when she writes,”You never felt you were worthy of love.”
That’s no excuse for her insanely pathetic behavior.
The real love of Lizzy’s life has not been Jason, it’s been Lucky.

Fanny
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Fanny

@Shay..Hi…you are so right… Only Helena/Constance can make
oxygen look fashionable. What a delight she is.. I read all your posts
and also agree w/ U on Kathleen/Dr.O needing to come back full time.
I’d love too see her and Monica duel it out a bit at the Hospital…

tatiana
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tatiana

I have always found Helena to be a bit of a caricature of a villain. I think the actress’ portrayal is spot on but the writing and the plans she sets in motion and things she gets away with is kind of ridiculous. I don’t find her at all interesting.
But I love, love, love Dr. Obrecht!! She is fantastic and needs to be on screen more often. Give her a real story already!

Shay
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Shay

@Tatiana…We needn’t agree on Helena. Dr. O. is also the one who really tickles my fancy….and funny bone! Kathleen Gati is absolutely magnificent as the menacing medica, and I was truly disappointed that her Liesl’s backstory was not more fully explored, replete with details of her “Swiss Sis,” Magda, nefarious romantic entanglements and relationships with her kinder…Perhaps they have simply been detained and not abandoned altogether, as “Die Obrecht” is a comedic and dramatic marvel, non pareil! This multi-talented lady—and multi-dimensional character—deserve to return to front burner status and here’s to that happening sooner rather than later….maybe in the form… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Shay, I do agree with you that Kathleen Gati is a treasure. She could have gone down as one of soap’s greatest villains if the writing for her character had been steadfast and exploratory. I just felt it was a colossal mistake to make her the chief of staff. Making this sadistic, kidnapping criminal the chief of staff was as foolhardy as making Fonzie a college professor. Dr O, when she was lurking in the catacombs with her boyfriend Faison, was at her dark best. She always reminded me of Frau Blucher from Young Frankenstein. “Yes, he was my boyfriend!”… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Fanny…..This is true, Fanny. Helena makes evil seem downright chic! Always love her returns to the GH canvas. As for our beloved Dr. O?…..She’s been quite neglected as of late….I hope she makes a holiday comeback worthy of her considerable comedic and dramatic capabilities! Hmmmm……wonder if Britt may also favor us with a surprise appearance for the Christmas gala? I’m sure Brad and she could find plenty of fashion faux-pas upon which to make snarky remarks! (Jackpot!!!!!…LOL.)

Harry
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Harry

Constance Towers is sublime for sure. I fondly remember her as Niles and Frasier Crane’s piano teacher who seduced them both when they were her under aged pupils. Fraiser meets up with her later and finds he is still attracted to this older woman, and hits on her. Constance’s character tells Frasier that he is now too old for her! HA! Loved her appearance on Frasier. She is well adept at playing comedic roles as seen with her approach to playing Helena. I also love that naked portrait of a very young Helena which is now hanging in her bedroom.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Harry…I remember something about Luke having a nude Helena portrait.

Never saw the Frasier episode with Katherine Gati…but they must have aged her for the role…in reality Kelsey Grammar is 60 and she’s 57.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Double mistake! Auto spell…Kathleen…not. Katherine.

My error…you were talking about Constance Towers.

Sigh. I think knowing Patrick Drake has left the building caused the mix up!

Timmm
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Timmm

First, what a surprise to see Shawn! secondly, the Dragon Lady is alive and kicking! It was great! I am really pleased with the new writers at this short point in their tenure. They are writing what we want to see and waited for some time! December should be just as good as I feel Jason will know who he is, Emma will see her mother return and Anna will get a big hug from Robert!

Fanny
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Fanny

My sentiments exactly.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Mine too.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I do believe Shawn may be coming back, my Timmmbo. Why else would he make an appearance? Perhaps the fans’s appellations and supplications worked.
As far as Helena, with your so-apt moniker? What if she makes a complete reversal and turn out to be PC’s guardian angel? With a brand new, shiny halo? No? Not good?

Timmm
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Timmm

I would welcome Shawn back! It might get a little too cozy with Jason being back, though. Shawn could go out on his own. I just dont like him and Jordan together. She can act but I dont care for her! Helena, they have never tried to redeem any of her evilness. Maybe she makes a turn only because she is dying and once shes out of the woods, back to being evil. My prediction is she will “Die” soon and take info with her that Jason needs to know. I hope the new writers keep this Jason story going!… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm. Ahh, Timmm. I wasn’t even close to being serious about Helena. LOL. No one that evil could ever be redeemed or enjoy life without doing what she does best: …..bring the worst kind of destruction upon someone’s head. And, her curses? There are still parts of the western, seemingly ‘civilized’ world ( folklore) who still believe in the power of a curse ‘bestowed’ by the right witch. Trust me, I have Scandinavian blood , lol. The ‘elders’ still believe in Norse evil doers (the Volva–Freyia, Seior etc), despite their Chritian beliefs. Ironically, my family members can mentally compartmentalize their… Read more »

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Sadly, every day this story drags on is another day too long. The actors are great but they are fighting an uphill battle to maintain interest. This was an epic missed opportunity to bring Billy Miller on board and return Jason in a dynamic story arc. Long live GH!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I doubt Helena will give her grandson’s secret away. It is sooo not Helena to betray blood. Am I misguided about that? Liz? That’s iffy. I would think that by giving her away, she would also inadvertently implicate Nik. As far as Sam, albeit she was not deceitful in this case, Helena may make up a story just to throw Sam under the bus. Haven’t Alexis and daughter been a thorn in Helena’s side forever? However, if that were the case, then all this contrition would be for naught. I would love, love, love to have more Helena and Dr.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hey CeeCee ..
No more dead Cassadine !!
The Cassadine’s were the exciting intriguing family, they rocked!!
I want all of the great Cassadine’s back!
Helena must live on!!
Nikolas and Helena is all that is left of the Cassadine Empire..
Helena is a treasure, pure gold !!!

Les
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Les

Get with times su0000

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, susu.
I’m not sure what Les means, su. To be honest, I’d rather see Helena or Victor than Sonny. But you also love Sonny.
I would love to make a retort about Sonny, but, alas, if I start? I will lose myself. Lol.
It’s ok to disagree, Suzie Q. We’re friends!!!! ‘Nite, babes.

Les
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Les

Me again! Something went wrong and the rest of the message was never published. It must have been that darn smiley face I tried using. So …

Get with the times su0000! LOL!!! The Cassidines are so old school

Timmm
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Timmm

Sam needs info out of Helena and Sam berates her! How dumb! Helena [Elizabeth Taylor] did put a curse on L&L and they have had nothing but bad Luck[Y]!

Another thing, Helena was dying years ago, I can still see her talking to Luke with oxygen pumping through her nose and she sprung back to life! NEVER count Helena out!

Have a good weekend sweetie!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Timmm… I had forgotten all about the “Original” curse until U
mentioned it…Oh my!! all Sam’s done is raise Helena’s evilness
to next level..No good will come of this… If she was on her “Death
Bed” Sam just gave Helena a reason to live, and wreck havoc galore.
Watch out Elizabeth your next on her list… Saving Jason for last.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Timmm.
…always welcome your replies. I do hope Helena does ‘recuperate’….I really dig her and relish within her twisted aura. Too funny.
As KansaGuest says, Helena is about control. The stage is set. She will only give ‘this’ much to these mere puppets who ask questions to which they will never get straight answers…..just one riddle after another.
You enjoy your week-end, too. Luv-ya.

Harry
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Harry

I think Les was making a joke predicated upon the fact that it’s usually Su00 telling us to “get with the times” and to stop living in the acid washed decade of the 80’s.

Shay
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Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl! Even though we are both inveterate proofreaders, I only inadvertently corrected you….I was simply thinking of Helena’s rapier sharp delivery of that line when I typed it….so I guess you’re not the only one who was tired!!! Even though I adore this time of the year, it is always a full-on, packed few months. (Hope you are having a wonderful time in “the city!”) As for Sam’s granny, she was Mikkos’ mistress, which explains Helena’s utter antipathy for Alexis and Ms. Morgan. Hmmmm….I wonder if the Davidovich (the original surname of Ms. Davis….) matriarch was also prone to… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Please close the Cassadine chapter for good! Why this family remains in play and the Quartermaines have been decimated makes no sense to me. I want the sci fi out-of-this world madness to be over. It was novel in the early 1980s with the weather-control machine and Ice Princess but the freezing and international hijinks have grown tired. Please phase this out. Of course, Helene;s death surely will unlock some other plot line. I just hope it is a worthy one.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Helena is all about control. That woman isn’t giving anything up. If she tells the truth, she’ll spin it to her own benefit. And, she’d never betray Nikolas, especially now that he’s acting like a “true Cassadine” (her words). She may not like being confined. But, she loves that Nik has finally turned to the Dark Side. If she throws anyone under the bus to save Nik, it will be Elizabeth or Robin. Helena probably wishes she had something on Sam. But, since Sam would rather die than cooperate w/Helena, she knows that would never fly. So, Sam’s in the… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well Billy Miller is getting his Steve Burton glare down pat– LOL.

Not sure what tale Helena can spin since viewers know the whole story behind Jake Jason there isn’t much suspense for us. Of course she could out Liz and Nik but I doubt it.

At first I was rooting for Liz, but now I can’t wait for her lies to be exposed. My goodness any woman that desperate to hold a man needs some serious time with PC’s new shrink.

Mr. X
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Mr. X

I saw all the Billy Miller years on Y&R. It’s hard not to like the guy. The Jake is Jason story has really gotten better for me since he now knows who he is but has no memory of being him. I’m also digging the story with Hayden and her efforts to find out who tried to kill her and her working with Tracy to get ELQ back from Nicholas. Though it seems Jason is about to take care of that. Having only seen the RH as Franco, i’m even liking the stuff with him and Nina and Kiki. Having… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

Helena has more lives than my brother’s two cats.

Mary
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Mary

Helena’s dying? Do not believe that woman will stay dead. If she could arrange for the demented Stavros to be brought back to life then she can do the same for herself.

Alan
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Alan

I am at the point where I just can’t with this show any more.

Jason just dropping out of the ceiling on a rope. Liz and Sam reduced to beverage tossing harpies fighting over who will get to make a mob enforcer the full time daddy to their kid (somebody needs to call Child Protective Services on these two brainiacs). And somehow everyone got to Cassadine Island in the blink of an eye.

I think the biggest surprise is that Sonny wasn’t somehow shoe-horned into this mess ’cause you know, the world revolves around him…

Josh
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Josh

Are you a new viewer of the show? I ask that as a serious question, meaning no disrespect. Dropping out of the ceiling is something Anna and Robert used to do back in the old days with the WSB all the time, among many other characters. So Jason is hardly the first. To each his own, and I’m sorry you’re not enjoying the show. Personally, I’m enjoying the adventure. It’s something the show has been lacking. It has an old school feeling to it. Reminds me of a Luke and Laura adventure from the early 80s with the Cassadine’s, except… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Not a new viewer, just a bored one.

The randomly dropping out of the ceiling thing defies logic and the ridiculousness of it instantly draws me out of the story (yes, I know Anna and Robert used to do it and it annoyed me then, too). I don’t understand why it would have been any less dramatic for Jason to scale the side of the Cassadine compound and climb in a window…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Agree with all you said Josh. I posted above how this hearken back to the ol’ school adventures. Don’t know if they’ll be able to pull it off…but Helena…in all her glory, is the last remnant of that era. I wouldn’t mind some resurrected Cassadines popping up on the island…or at least some good flashbacks!

Harry
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Harry

I hear ya, Allen. Sometimes I think we acclimate too readily to mediocrity and suddenly we wake up and say,’Hey, why am I watching this drivel?”
What got me about Jason coming down the on the rope was you didn’t really see him do it–they just cut to where he jumps down from the rope. I think Billy Miller may not have the physical prowess which Steven Burton possesses (or Finola Hughes for that matter, she can really shimmy down a rope).
I also thought Miller looked a little wobbily on Jason’s motorcycle.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Alan. There must be a shortage of Child Protective Services reps in PC. Avery certainly is in dire need of one. Exemplar parents, that girl has. Soon, Ava’s apartment will turn into a bordello. And, Sonny abode is spread bullet-riddled. Can’t say anything good about Liz and Sam either. Those poor kids have been exposed to how many men, walking in and out of their lives? No wonder soap kids all have issues. As I have mentioned on another site regarding the courtroom shenanigans going on at Sonny’s and Ava’s custody hearing……the jesters came in 1-2-3 to entertain…..as Paul… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Correction.So frustrating…..should read:, Sonny’s abode is already bullet-riddled.

Harry
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Harry

And adding to your premise that Port Charles is in need of CPS, little Emma was left alone in the park so some creepy woman could kidnap her.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Au contraire Harry…she had Little Lord Painterly, ala, Spencer …til he dashed off.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Fauntleroy!

Erick
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Erick

Even if Helena is “dying,” she will never die…. Luke shot her point-blank in the head and she came back….

Jane
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Jane

Saw todays show and now I find out Sam’s grandmother is the reason behind all this woman’s scorned ways. Liz is in trouble and about to loose what she never had.
Can’t wait till Monday.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Helena isn’t Sam’s grandmother. Helena is the wife of Sam’s grandfather, Mikkos Cassadine. Mikkos’ longtime mistress who bore him two children – Alexis Davis & her late sister, Christina – was Sam’s real grandmother. Helena actually murdered Alexis’ mom in cold blood when Alexis was a child. I think she witnessed it. Helena would have killed the girls, too, if Mikkos hadn’t sent them off to boarding school overseas.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Alexis’s mother had a love affair with Helena’s husband. Thus, Alexis was born…making her, in Helena’s eyes, the illegitimate Cassadine and arch enemy…and thus Sam, Alexis’s daughter.

Harry
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Harry

Yep–Helena slit Alexis’s mother’s throat. There was poetic irony in the fact that Mikko’s mistress was a brilliant opera singer who sang soprano.

Ces
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Ces

I just want Liz to be found out already.
Loved Helena putting a curse on Sam. pretty funny.
I swear this story is dragging out too long though. With the big reveal, thought we’d sort of wrap this up.
How does Liz dump all her kids get time off?
Did Jason drive to Oregon, then fly to Greece in a minute’s notice? It’s still the same day in PC!
How did Nicholas get to Greece so fast?
So many ridiculous moments on this show.

Shay
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Shay

Excellent questions, Ces! Especially about Nik! Ever since his evil side emerged, I’ve been partial to the notion that perhaps he had a twin—even unbeknownst to his own mother, Laura—and that Helena kept him for herself to “school” in the darker ways of the Cassadines, much like she has been wreaking her poison on “Little Jake,” and that the real Prince Nicky has been hidden away all this time and replaced with the “Bad Nik.” I realize it may sound a bit far-fetched, but then again, this is Helena of whom we’re speaking! I’ve just had a very hard time… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, Shay, my ‘loverly’, our thoughts are not so far apart. While you believe Nik to have a ‘hidden away’ twin for all these years; therefore now emerging as the bad twin…..I had mentioned that Helena put a chip in Nikolas’s brain to make him dance to her tune. No, considering with whom we are dealing, not too far fetched, at all. So, not only is Sam an illegitimate ( I want to have some class, and not call her bastard, Ha!) spawn of a mobster, Alexis is also the product of a morally dubious parentage, who coincidentally happened to… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Correction: To have HAD a ‘hidden….’

sandra ermilio
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sandra ermilio

i would love to see sam win jason and liz found out what nic and her did and go to another story line please writers do it

Mary
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Mary

Okay, time to bring back Robert Kelker-Kelly’s nut job Stavros. I mean, why should he not witness the supposed death of her “Royal Highness” Helena the Queen of the Vipers.

Kevin
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Kevin

I am appreciating the humor bits on the show; the contained cat-fight on the plane was funny. I am giggling over some of the one-liners the writers have been throwing around lately: Helena’s “tweedle dum and dumber” – Franco’s to the psychologist to check Dr. O’s file for some fun, and his “reward card” for frequent stays in lockup are a few that come to mind!

Kevin
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Kevin

I enjoy the surprises of old faces popping up on screen, too.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Love the humor… Helena’s dumb and dumber line, as well as delivery, was hilarious…and Roger is killing it as Franco!

Harry
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Harry

Rebecca, Helena was devilishly funny for sure.
And yes, Roger’s killing it all right.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL Harry…paleeez. believe me when I say that so knew when I phrased it that way I left the door wide open for your Roger as Franco rancor. S’okay. I luv my Franco!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

The episode was very good and I loved it when Sam and Liz got into it on the plane but the one thing wrong in this story is how we are supposed to believe that Helena is dying. That bitch has something up her sleeve and when that unfolds, it’s going to be good. I love the show right now!!!

Harry
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Harry

No, I think Helena has something up her nose.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Harry. Helena is a vampire; so whatever is flowing through that cannula is not oxygen…..must be colorless blah-od.

DYLAN
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DYLAN

PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE let this be the end of Helena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Constance Towers is a beautiful woman, but I doubt she needs these paycheques. The character ceased being relevant about 15 years ago. When she was an antagonist to Luke and Laura, that made sense. But ever since, the character has NO motivation or reason for anything she does. 85 year old women do not walk around shooting their family, slitting people’s throats, kidnapping people for NO reason, issuing pointless vague threats, etc. She pops up once or twice a year, kidnaps someone, makes idle threats, and then disappears. Evil for the sake… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Wow–this post is spot on, Dylan. Well done–I agree with you. How indeed did Nikolas go from point A to point Z? He was always the good one–it was said he took after his mother. Now he truly is the dark prince but the question arises–why? How did he get here? Meanwhile, you have an evil sociopathic serial killer named Franco, who suddenly is Father Knows Best. How did he get here? They tried to blame the all convenient brain tumor but they kind of gave up on that premise. I usually fast forward through the hideous spectacle that is… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Harry…we l know we have to suspend our disbelief when watching soaps. There are so many ludicrous and-or fantastical happenings that I guess it’s objective what irks us the most…what we can or can’t watch…enjoy. I always loved Nicolas. I love his princely demeanor. There was something rather endearing in his polite persona. I love how he tried to do the right thing, detested the evil in his family, resisted Helena. I found it completely out of character that he would put out a hit on Hayden, or that Liz could continue to go along with their scheme once she… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

So well put, Harry! (And Dylan, too….) Especially the part about enervating Nina, and to a lesser extent, the increasingly pointless Franco…at least when he takes part in tandem antics with her! I simply cannot tolerate the combination of these two “problem children” characters together onscreen….it’s become so off-putting—like witnessing a horrible car crash— that it defies logic as to why either of these misfit characters remains on the GH canvas. “Hideous spectacle” really and truly says it all!

Not Going
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Not Going

Please get that horrible — Elizabeth off the air. Shame on your writers to keep her around to make the viewer suffer.

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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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