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GENERAL HOSPITAL: How Does Griffin Know Nathan … Is The Common Thread Claudette?

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The backstory of Claudette, the ex-wife of Nathan West (Ryan Paevey), has started to come to light, especially after last Friday’s cliffhanger on General Hospital.

After Nathan and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) have a major strain in their relationship over Nathan not being forthcoming about having an ex-wife, the two seem headed for trouble.  Then when Nina (Michelle Stafford) moves into their place, and Maxie heads out, Nathan tells his sister his truth about Claudette West.   He married her to get her a green card to stay in the country.  Once together, apparently she cheated on him.  Nina says he needs to make things right with Maxie, and of course, she would be upset about his withholding this information from her.

When Nathan turns the conversation to Nina’s failing relationship with Franco (Roger Howarth), she grabs Maxie’s tablet that she left behind and tells Nathan that Maxie has been doing some research …  looking up Claudette West.   Meanwhile, Maxie runs into Griffin (Matt Cohen) at the MetroCourt, and after exchanging some barbs (is this true love in the making?), the two sit down for a chat where Griffin reveals he is Duke Lavery’s son, and they just brought in to custody Carlos Rivera, the man that shot him.  Maxie is so moved about Griffin’s relationship with Duke, because of her family’s relationship with the late mobster.   She then says she understands how Griffin feels having had her beloved sister, Georgie murdered and wanting justice.

When Griffin leaves the table for a moment in rushes Nathan!  He tells Maxie every word Nina told him to say to her to woo her back.  Nathan then proceeds to get down on one knee and proposes marriage to her!  Maxie looks thrown by it, but not in the best of ways.   When Griffin walks back in the room he sees Nathan for the first time, and it’s made very clear that he knows exacly who Nathan is.

Watch the scene below from Friday’s GH! Then weigh in:  What is the relationship between Griffin and Nathan?  Were they both in love with Claudette … or  is it something completely different involving the law?  As of now would you like to see Maxie with Griffin … or Maxie with Nathan?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Jimmy
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Jimmy

I haven’t been a fan of Nathan since he first came to the show. I don’t see the reason for his character, and would much rather the show brings back Lucky as Dante’s partner. As for this storyline… who cares? I understand, it gives Maxie and Nathan something to do and shows that not every couple who seems perfect and happy is always like that. But we don’t know Claudette and likely never will. And as for Griffin, I really like him. And I realize the show is trying to connect him to the canvas in more ways, but Nathan… Read more »

Rod
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Rod

I so agree with you about Nathan. Maxie needs a much more interesting character as a co star like the hot new Dr.

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

Or Griffin is really Claudette-lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Jimh…hahaha…comment just out if the blue…funny!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, Jimmy…I care not how robotic of a cop Nathan is. Look at him, so so, ….’how do you say’? Ah, oui….MAGNIFIQUE!!!! Perfect specimen. LOL.

Kathy
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Kathy

I thought of that too…they would go the transgender route …or maybe Duke was also Nathan’s father

Kiki
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Kiki

That’s exactly what I was thinking…lol.

Val
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Val

I thought the same thing!

Lisa
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Lisa

I think that Nathan and Maxie should be together

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

Claudette is Griffen’s half sister…who is currently in a mental hospital after Nathan dumped her and had her locked up-so not so Mr. Nice guy…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good one, Jimmy. Or Claudette is married to Berlin.
Is that why Griffin looked so startled when he was introduced to Nathan? Is Claudette the link? Is it possible for Duke to have also fathered Nathan. But, Dr. O said Nathan’s father was worse than Victor Cassadine. Perhaps, Ray Berlin is Nathan’s father, who is now married to Claudette.
I always maintained that Griffin and Nathan looked so alike, they could pass as brothers. Or, Duke isn’t Griffin’s father, at all, but Ray is father to both…. Big mystery on the rise, Jimmy. LOL.

Harry
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Harry

So therefore, Claudette is the new Nina.
Yawn.

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

I noticed the resemblance too-i just wonder why none of the characters like Maxie havent noticed???

Kiki
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Kiki

I am so glad to finally see someone else who thinks Nathan and Griffin look alike. Ever since Griffin has shown up, I have been wowing about how they looked more alike than most real life siblings.

Lisa
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Lisa

I agree on this Jimmy

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Jimmy. Of course, Maxie should have noticed the resemblace. But, unless TPTB remove the blinders from these characters, they ” see noteeing….heah noteeing”…..Sgt. Schultz, HOGAN’S HEROES.

Timmm
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Timmm

Griff is probably the guy Claudette cheated on Nathan. I would love it if Claudette was Claudia’s TWIN! That way we get back Sarah Brown AND the Zacharo’s!

tskyent
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tskyent

That would be Awesome to have Sarah Brown back!

Timmm
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Timmm

Can you imagine the hell she would bring down on Sonny and Michael. Oh and Carly and her would go toe to toe!

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

Nope-Griffen IS CLAUDETTE_SHOCKER!!!-lol

Timmm
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Timmm

Wouldnt that be something but we know Nathan is not gay UNLESS he has Kristinaitis and if thats the case, DONT talk to Alexis about it!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

You jest, but I think it is possible– Griffith has very feminine features, I would definitely buy him playing a transgender. Also there seem more to the story between Nathan and Claudette, perhaps she cheated on him with another woman because she wanted to be a he- or she wanted to be a he and was still attracted to men and Nathan was too weirded out to be in what would be a homosexual relationship once Claudette transition, so he made up that story of her cheating on him rather than admit his wife wanted to be a man. I… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I like that idea, as well, Timmmy.
Or, Ray Berlin was Duke wearing one of Faison’s masks. He lived a double life? Was he really imprisoned for twenty years? The plot thickens, yeah!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I think Ron C. took all his masks when he was shown the door?

Fanny
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Fanny

Love, love,love the Claudia scenario.

dawn
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dawn

that would be perfect. I hadn’t even thought of that route. and being claudia’s twin would tie in so many characters. very tantalizing thought

Harry
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Harry

Once again, I am in the minority. Who is Claudette? Who is cracking corn? Well, that would be Jimmy and I don’t care. I would imagine that in a month or so we will be introduced to a new character named Claudette thereby adding to the already bloated cast. We went through getting to know a character through hearing accounts of said character already with Nina. Silas sobbed, honked through his nose and told lyrical tales of the lovely Nina months before Stafford the scene chewer shored up to the banks of Port Charles. Now, we have to listen to… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@Timmmm

oh, that’s too much…. Sarah Brown… BACK IN CHARGE in Port Charles

SHE would bring so much energy and INTEREST back to GH

the sexual sparks ! she OWNS that

Timmm
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Timmm

I LOVED her and Bruce Weitz as Anthony!

Harry
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Harry

Sarah Brown has already played two characters on GH and her portrayal of Claudia was an abysmal failure which is why she was killed off.
I don’t see how she could come in as a third character as that is stretching the suspension of disbelief too far.

Shay
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Shay

Here, here, Harry!!! I found Claudia to be an annoying, abrasive shrew, and was so glad when Mikey knocked her off. It was actually one of the few times in the history of GH when the “Corinthos Kid” served a useful purpose.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you, Shay. You’re like breath of fresh air.

Lisa
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Lisa

I think that Claudette should be on the show and run into Nathan and Griffin at the sametime.

Melissa
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Melissa

I have to admit that revelation super annoyed me. It’s like they are taking great pains to attach Griffin to EVERY character on the canvas. Look, the guy is a good actor and is good looking to boot. I already like him. No need to insert him into three or four story lines simultaneously. I’m also tired of characters being introduced off camera who are supposed to have tremendous impact on a story. It feels as if they have run into a dead end with Nathan, which is why they have made up this Claudette business. There’s also something abut… Read more »

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

They run into a dead end when Nathan first showed up…but i love his mutter Dr, Liesel-lol

Timmm
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Timmm

He is as flat today as he was when he first arrived in PC!

Harry
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Harry

Thank you, Melissa–I thought I was the only one who felt this way

Robin
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Robin

I truly think that either Nathan is the one who shot Griffin or Claudette is. I think Griffin loved Claudette, too.

Robin
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Robin

I think either Nathan or Claudette shot Griffin. It was a love triangle.

Aria
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Aria

Big no to a griffin Maxie pair up, he needs to get put together with Liz, plus currently in my opinion Nathan and griffin are the two best looking guys on the show , why is Maxie getting so lucky? Not fair, but also the Nathan and griffin connection if you ask me is dr O herself, didn’t she have duke ” imprisioned” all those years in the hospital before he was finally found? There’s gotta be something there?

Shari
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Shari

I totally agree. Maxie already has Nathan and on again off again Spinelli. Liz needs a new man and it would be nice to see her taken out of the Nik circle if they are just going to remain good friends. I think Griffin probably was Claudette’s other man and I guess she’ll also be arriving soon.
I like Nathan and Maxie. Yes they need a story to keep them interesting and that’s fine but it is also nice to see her with someone who is good to her.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

SHARI, I agree with all you’ve said except for the Elizabeth pairing. Griffin is too good for her, at least so far. How about, bear with me here, a May-November romance for Anna? Aside from the usual soap gross factor, which we’ll ignore, Griffin could be a way to rekindle her flame for Duke and he clearly needs someone more mature than his peer-group. Too close for comfort?

Shari
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Shari

I actually considered that a few weeks ago! I would love to see an Anna/Griffin romance. Lol I am actually 12 years older than my husband and we have been together 16 years and have 3 children and he is my absolute best friend so it does work.
You are right about Liz. She really isn’t good enough for him.

Shay
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Shay

@Shari…I recently opined to CeeCee that same thought….there is an incredible chemistry between Anna and Griffin….a totally romantic vibe. I’d love to see them become involved, particularly due to the Divine Devane’s timeless nature. Other than with Robert or Noah, she seems far too youthful for men of her age range…..(Well, except for Paul, and he’s too sleazy….and speaking of Hornsby, how about his professed attraction to Anna on Tuesday? That was too funny.) The soulful Griffin has a depth and maturity to him that would make him unsuitable for the likes of Maxie or those other flighty she-meeees of… Read more »

Shari
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Shari

I agree about Anna. It seems that whole her male co-stars from the past like Duke and Robert, suited her when they were all younger and I liked them now for nostalgic reasons, they now seem too old for her and she seems too young and sexy and cool for them. Finola did have great chemistry and repertoire with Jason T but they weren’t going to go there with Anna and Patrick, Griffin never knew Duke and I think it would be creepy to some but not to me. I also liked Olivia and Johnny when they were a couple.

Shay
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Shay

@Shari….You’re right…Olivia and Johnny were a terrific couple! They had superb chemistry, so the age thing never seemed to be an issue with them. The only time I’ve ever had a problem with that concept is in reference to Alexis and Julian, for the simple reason that so much was made of him being slightly older than her, so what did the brilliant showrunners do? They cast a guy who is already almost ten years younger than his leading lady and could pass for another decade less than that. So, in essence you had a 20+ year perceived gap between… Read more »

Shari
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Shari

Yes! More like Paul.

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

What if Griffen really is a transgender and is Claudette?-lol

Shari
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Shari

It would certainly keep GH current!

Anjee
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Anjee

I think they are going to twist it up and do the transgender story too.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Oops, wait I read that wrong. Claudette needed a green card. (Michael, you don’t have to post this at all since I answered my own question, or rather you already did!)

Lanie
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Lanie

I have a feeling that Griffin is Claudette. They are experimenting with many different current social issues. I could see them exploring this path. It’s one that, as far as I know, has never been explored. At least on GH.

Anne
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Anne

Thanks for the laughs.

Hey, it could be a storyline.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hmmmm…interesting. But, even after many experimentations, we should, at least, see some vestige of feminine quality. Griffin is all man. He seems to have a perpetual 5 o’clock shadow. And those shoulders!
I think his abdominal scar may have something to do with Nathan? Perhaps a fencing accident, where Griffin was wearing headgear hiding his face? Nathan’s epee’ nicked him?

Shay
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Shay

Unless Griff and Nathan had a close encounter of another kind, CeeCee!!! Was that clever epee’ comment an intentional double entendre or just a happy coincidence?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Cracking me up, Shay…LOL.
I do admit that my mind is, more than not, in the gutter, but this was an innocent comment. Honest!!!!!
You do have a ‘point’ with these boys…GOTCHA!!
I neither realized the simile nor the pun. Look at that!! HaHa….A bientot.

Shay
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Shay

I believe you, CeeCee….I was jesting, but it was a very fine double entendre, intentional or otherwise. Honestly, though, I just want Griffin to be the good guy, great doctor and general sweetheart he appears to be….no huge secrets or dark side to his character. I know it’s a hoot to speculate about certain aspects of his mysterious persona, however, for me, just being Duke’s long lost son is enough, and I hope it’s true, and that’s that. Then, maybe he can have that romance with Anna, and we can move on. As for “Claudette,” I’m already at the place… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

My boyfriend said the same thing, Lanie. It would be an intriguing story in the right hands but I don’t think the current GH writers are the ones to tackle such a topic and handle it with the sensitivity it requires. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL did a great job with the Maya story but I can’t forget the Zoe/Zarf story on AMC — that one was pretty much a mess (which surprised me since AMC had always been such a trailblazer with socially relevant storylines).

Timmm
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Timmm

Griffy babys gun shot wound is from Nathan who caught him in bed with Claudette!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ok, I’ll buy that, Timmmy. But, wouldn’t Nathan have recognized Griffin?

Timmm
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Timmm

Always the wise one!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
Hmmmm. Well now, my Timmmy. I don’t know how to take that? LOL.

Timmm
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Timmm

Wise=Intelligent! A compliment sweet Cee! I forgot Nathan didnt recognize Griff. OR is he playing off the fact that he does KNOW him and pretending not to? Either way, I smell an Emmy nom for Ryan!

Harry
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Harry

Well, Cee Cee, Nathan isn’t too bright.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

CeeCee – It looked to me that Nathan recognized Griffin, but as Timmm says he played it off and pretended not to know him. We shall see!

I love gh
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I love gh

Now that makes perfect sense! Nathan is not so law-abiding after all… He’s hiding something – Maxie will get involved & make Nathan mad when she keeps talking to Griffin…

You nailed it.

Patrick
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Patrick

with all due respect to the characters of Nathan and Maxie especially Maxie… but I just do not want to see a pairing with her and Griffin Maxie , for lack of better wording…. the airhead ditz …. is the problem… she’s “fine” with Nathan… I don’t even mind that they are a matching set especially since… Maxie is FUN again… @ Crimson… and even with Nina and Dillan if this is going to turn in to a 4some… Claudette, Griffin, Maxie, and Nathan… so be it… I just do not want to see Griffin “dumbed” down so far… neither… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Nathan is a hunk BUT he is a stick in the mud. Maxie needs someone who is into fashion and clubbing! Griff isnt it either. He is a reserved professional. He would be better off with Liz.

Terrence
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Terrence

My opinion is that Griffin is a transgender from woman to man. Nathan won’t recognize how Claudette looks like now as a Man. And let’s not forget the scene with Griffin and Maxie in the Hospital locker room with him in just a towel. Griffin looked down and was feeling his scar at his waist, which Maxie notice. The scar probably came from the Sex Change surgery.

Timmm
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Timmm

Not a bad theory IF Anna were not involved and Duke being his dad.

Harry
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Harry

Terrence, I don’t quite know how to say this but I will do my best.
I don’t think that’s quite where the sex organs are located.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Harry….you are cracking me up. Too funny, you are, sir. Maybe a medical team transplanted an ovary there? Still too high on the abdomen????? Hilarious. Oh, my Lordy Lord!!!!
That scar could be from a surgical procedure; but not the genitalia, LOL. Could be, it means nothing. I think , the area is tender, at times, and he instinctually touches it. Is it a gimmick by TPTB?
I still think Nathan is the link to that scar. Too much tension when the two came face to face. Nathan’s is (jealousy) completely different from Griffin’s ( fulminating and pensive).

Shay
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Shay

You did just fine, Harry….in your own imitable fashion! As much fun as it may be to speculate with this rather now over-used soap theory, I think the notion will conclude just as fruitlessly as when so many of us thought that Fluke was going to end up being Patricia.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

A person’s face doesn’t change when they become another gender minus or plus a few hairs! I don’t think Munroe’s transgender. Just a beautiful dude…

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree Rebecca!

Alan
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Alan

I think Griffin will be revealed to be the former boyfriend of Rachel Berlin (daughter of Raymond Berlin, master of the off-camera Ponzi scheme), half brother of French-Canadian Claudette (the off-camera green card cravin’ ex of Nathan), and a former doctor at Shriner’s Hospital (which provides medical treatment to sick children regardless of the family’s ability to pay) and then this mess will be wrapped up so we can get back to ignoring the fact that Sonny murdered AJ.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@Alan…perfecto! Lol…

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Why dont they mak Liz a doctor. She could go back to med school and improve herself, be an example to her boys and stop being financially dependent on men to take care of her. Become a positive role model!
Then bring on Parker and her wife and she would be another female doctor. I mean it’s 2016!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

A great idea! Or, put her in charge of the nursing staff. She can go nose to nose with Mudder!

Shay
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Shay

But where would that leave the formidable Epiphany, Timmmbo????

Dan S
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Dan S

The problem with Nathan, and I do feel bad for the actor, is that they try to write him into something that he really is not capable of playing. He’s a gorgeous man, but his acting is somewhat limited. He can’t even pull off a French accent very well:)I think the character is worse than the actor. He seems to be trying. We’ll see if the new storyline works for him and if he can make us care a bit more about him?

Timmm
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Timmm

A cute man without the ability to loosen up and let it fly!

Shay
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Shay

Hey there, Timmbo! Great minds think alike! I even checked for “Double C” on the non-GH threads, to no avail. Me thinks she may be opening the house on the Vineyard….it’s about the right time for that, and she said before that the internet is spotty there, so besides the iPad issue, that could also be why we haven’t heard from her. At any rate, sending good thoughts her way….paging CeeCee!!!!! You are missed!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

With all due respect, Dan, Peavey’s French accent is right en pointe. He speaks with perfect accent and his knowledge of the language is impeccable. It is obvious to me he speaks flued French.

Shay
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Shay

C’est vrai, CeeCee! Ryan speaks perfect French….it’s the English language he seems to have trouble delivering with any sort of gusto! LOL….

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay.
I lost my comment again, Shay. This keeps happening. Time for a new iPad.
Anyway, Ryan’s accent and pronunciation of the French language sounds more Parisian to me than Canadien, eh?

Shay
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Shay

Oh yes, CeeCeeGirl….Perhaps he obtained his accent from “Lycee Francais de New York” …tres apropos for Nathan! Seriously, it seems to me that the showrunners are throwing all sorts of new character ideas (The Berlins and Claudette) at the wall to see who sticks with the existing ones, and as usual, it’s not working…..only causing more confusion.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….Per your contrast and compare comments regarding Nathan and Griffin….I concur with them. Dr. Munro has a whole lot more going on than Detective West…especially upstairs!!!!! LOL. Let’s just say that Nathan is rather, um, “basic,” and leave it at that! (Even if he does speak flawless French!)

Shay
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Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! You’ve been MIA for awhile…hope it’s just iPad related, simple boredom with GH, or a combination thereof! I’ve not been commenting all that much either, at least, not of late…..I’ve been busy and most disinterested in the majority of characters which have been heavily featured these last few weeks, although I am quite livid that Dr. O. has left the (hospital) building! (But please, not Port Charles….Oh, perish that thought!) I’m waiting for more Laura and Kevin, Anna and Griffin(?) and, of course, Finn and Roxy, but NOT Carly! (Two’s company, three’s a crowd…LOL!)….At any rate, hope… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I’m with Shay, where are you sunshine? Its been boring without you. Hope all is well. Luv ya!

Mateo
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Mateo

All great comments but Griffin is really Luke Spencer. He came back to help Laura figure out the mystery of Helena’s key. Liesl set it all up because she is the best pot stirrer. Griffin isn’t really Duke’s son. As for Nathan and Maxie? I love them as a couple and I don’t care if Nathan stands on set and pounds his chest and says, “I play football” all day long, I will NEVER tire of him. That is perfection. Just perfection. There are so many great actors on GH that I don’t mind someone being a little stiff at… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Its okay to have Nathan be eye candy BUT they hand him some heavy stuff and it is so uncomfortable to watch him struggle!

Shay
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Shay

I’ve told you this before, Timmm, but I don’t consider Nathan’s particular variety of eye candy to be all that tempting….I’ve never understood all the fuss about him! Now Griffin is quite another thing! As far as I’m concerned, he gives Detective West a real run for his money in the looks department, plus, he actually has an intellect and personality to match his beautiful façade, not to mention a smoldering sort of charisma and a romantic soul!!!! In other words, he’s the entire package!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay.
I think they are both hunky hunks, ma cherie. However, Griffin has more of that brooding-Hamlet aura about him…….the mystery/enigma makes him so much more appealing than Nathan.
By contrast, Nathan has no magnetism except for his good looks.
As far as Claudette being a cousine francaice du Canada? C’est possible.
I still contend that Nathan and Griffin are connected, somehow. Whether this story includes Claudette, I cannot be sure. We shall see.

Diana
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Diana

I still think Anna’s and Duke’s child is still alive. A while back i thought it was nathan. Then came Griffin but maybe it is Nathan and Griffin knows.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I so agree with you….I have said the same, Diana…..as have many others. I think either Griffin is Duke’s and Anna’s and was ‘stolen’ at birth; or Anna had him with Dr. Hayward, and the same ‘stolen’ baby scenario would also apply.

Diana
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Diana

Or claudette is griffins younger half sister and nathan never met him

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Another good premise, Diana.

DonnyGH
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DonnyGH

I feel like Nathan is one of my favorites on the show right now. I’m hoping Claudette shows up and she’s not just another trouble making bitch, we have plenty of that these days. Griffin hasn’t really interested me at all so far, aside from being Duke’s son. Maybe he has a dark side? Hopefully?

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…you know what??? This so-called business of Claudette the ex-wife and the green card is boring me to tears. Also, couple-wise, Nathan and Maxie no longer interest or intrigue me. Most of all, and at this point, I’d rather watch Nathan go G-A-Y…or evan B-I. Hey…just saying……….

Timmm
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Timmm

Your right Jay, if Nathan is going to stay on the show he should “Turn” gay. I would make Claudette a guy who could be Griff and go that direction. Ryan Peavy is very handsome but his acting is not up to par with what material they give him. He is paired with Maxie. That actress burns holes in his scenes she is so good and that makes him look worse! Personally Jay, I would kill Nathan off either in May or August due to a mob issue. THAT would give Nina something to do, mourning her brother and others… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm….Given the choice, I’d rather keep Nathan and kill off Nina, and I’m no great fan of Detective West!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, jay….gay or not, with his looks, even a straight man would go for Nathan.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Correction: It’s ‘even’ and not ‘evan’. Sorry about that.

Rose
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Rose

Claudette and Rachael/Ray Berlin “back stories” just aren’t doing it for me. They are characters with history’s that writers just seemed to pull from the sky to bring into Port Charles that have no traction or interest. Goes back to the need for good story telling again.

dmr
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dmr

I’m very bored with this storyline, although I like both Griffin and Nathan. The storyline that I find most boring is Dante and Lulu working on their marriage. Since the actress was re-casted a few years ago, I’m just not interested in this couple.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Again, dmr. Thou speaketh my language.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Maxie and Griffin were more entertaining together in one episode than Maxie and Nathan have been for two years!!! I was surprised by how much I enjoyed these scenes and really liked the writing content for each character and felt a strong chemistry for the entire conversation. Nathan is still one of the most boring stoic characters ever. Griffin has this soulful mysterious vibe about him that makes him fresh and interesting. Maxie has been thriving again as a character once they put her back in her element at Crimson and it’s time to rid her of the one note… Read more »

Toni
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Toni

He is either Claudette, and they are going to do a transgender story, OR parts of me wonder, is he really Carlos’ son?? Still wondering about that gunshot wound to his stomach.

Jane
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Jane

Not Ethan and not Griffin. And Griffin should turn out to be Claudette , haha we need a
shocker.

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Griffin IS Claudette, (ala Caitlyn Jenner)!!!

Leslie wilkins
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Leslie wilkins

I think Maxie needs to go out with d griffin Munro

Sandy
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Sandy

NO

Samantha
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Samantha

I whole heartedly believe that Griffin was Claudette. I think it makes sense, with Lucas, Brad, Kristina and Felix, to introduce a transgender character. So I won’t be shocked if that is revealed.

Sandy
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Sandy

I love Nathan, I want him to stay. I want him and Maxi to stay together. I do want to know how Griffin falls into place. I don’t want Nathan to be a bad guy.

Sandy
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Sandy

No Griffin can not be Claudet if they want to bring a transgender that is fine but not Griffin. I want him and Anna to get together.

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Liam

I am still stuck on the fact that there has been absolutely no mention of Griffin’s mom being Sister Camellia from the 80’s. All the pieces fit, but why not just disclose that?? Surely, Anna would remember, but they’re not writing her the way they should. Why even bother mentioning Griffin’s mother if the writers are going to be incapable of revisiting a past that many of us watched on GH? Also, Camellia is from Canada as is the mysterious Claudette, so it makes me wonder if Griffin met Claudette in Canada or if the supposedly red-head Claudette is even… Read more »

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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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