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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jason and Jason Come Face To Face In Heart-Stopping Cliffhanger!

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The final moments of Monday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital ranks right up there with one of the most “OMG, what’s going to happen next?” cliffhangers in quite some time in soapland.

For in it, Patient Six (Steve Burton),who appears to be the real Jason Morgan, comes face to face with the man everyone has been calling “Jason” (Billy Miller) for the last few years.  But that’s not the only person who got the surprise of their lives, as so too did Carly (Laura Wright)!

In the set-up, after Patient Six rescues Sam (Kelly Monaco) from drowning in the pier after a confrontation with Klein (Gene Farber), he revives her. For a split second, Sam sees the man who looks like the old Jason she fell in love with and mutters how he found her. Then, she lapses back into unconsciousness.  Six picks up Sam and takes off … but where is he headed?

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Meanwhile at the Corinthos home, Carly questions Sonny (Maurice Benard) as to who the guy who dropped from the skylight at the launch party was.  He keeps telling her it’s his best friend, Jason.  An emotional Carly is having a hard time believing this intel!

Carly yells at Sonny recounting that if the guy who dropped down from the skylight at the launch party was the real Jason, where has he been for the past five years? What about all the DNA proof they had proving that “Jake Doe” was “Jason Morgan”?

Next, an irate Jason barges into Sonny’s house demanding to know who Sonny was with at the launch party, and who were those armed men? He also wants to know what he saw on the surveillance footage … who was the fourth guy that Sonny came to the party with? Jason also wants to know where the hell his wife is!

Just then, Patient Six arrives through the balcony of Sonny’s house, and holding an unconscious Sam in his arms! When he walks in Carly turns and sees him … so does Sonny … and so does Jason!  

What did you think of the final moments of Monday’s GH? What do you think will happen next? Are you enjoying the tale of two Jasons thus far? Comment below!

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Joan Brigham
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Joan Brigham

I wanted MORE! Hated that the soap was over. Patient 6 is Jason, and Billy Miller must be Drew. The storyline is on FIRE!

Kim
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Kim

Agreed. Patient 6 has to be Jason Stone Cold Morgan.

aria
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aria

hell yeah i’m enjoying the tale of the two jason’s, the cliffhanger was awesome, thank goodness it didn’t fall on a friday, it would of been a long weekend, hopefully everything goes smoothly today, and GH is on. I can’t wait.

Diane
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Diane

Jason will table any questions he has – he’ll be too concerned with getting Sam to the hospital (where she should have been taken in the first place). Carly will continue in denial until she sees some sort of proof (DNA?) since her pride is invested in having identified Jake Doe as Jason originally. Sonny will continue throwing Jason under the bus, insisting that Patient 6 is the “real” Jason. Patient 6 will be frustrated that Carly won’t just take his word, and may finally realize there is a long road ahead if he is indeed Jason, and has to… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I think Carly knew the moment she saw Jason storm into the back door of Sonny’s house carrying an unconscious Sam, that she was seeing the real Jason.
You could see realization washing over her face.
The reason Jason didn’t take Sam to the hospital is he knew he and she were being pursued by dangerous men. He took her to Sonny’s for the sake of safety.

Fanny
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Fanny

Absolutely right Harry.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, Diane, Sonny is so pathologically selfish and disloyal, he’s already dismissed nuJason. Did you see that haughty, smug shrugging of the shoulders when Billy begged him for help in finding Sam? Heartless! I’ve always wondered why Sonny is so disliked on this site….now I see why. If they start treating Billy as the bad guy here, I’ll be FAST FORWARDING even more than I do for Oscar and Josslyn.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ugh! I agree, Soaphound. It’s one thing for Sonny to believe Steve Burton is Jason; it’s another for him to turn his back and treat Billy’s Jason with such disdain. One would think he would still have feelings of friendship for the latter while at the same time be understandably confused. Perhaps even explain to him that there’s something going on and he’ll explain it to him when he can, etc.

Steve Burton’s Jason coming back doesn’t negate the two years of friendship “Billy’s” had with Sonny and Carly and all he’s sacrificed for them. Really despicable!

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny felt betrayed by Jason Doe. Can he not have feelings?

Celia
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Celia

Awwwww. Poor Billy…I mean Jason2….
You got it, Soaphound….you always do. Sonny is not someone one wants to hug….he’s pathetic and so is/are his sidekick(s) : Carly and Michael.
What will happen to Billy Miller? Jason or Drew? Will he be given ‘the cold shoulder’?
This is starting to lookk like MM on Y&R. Does Maurice have that kind of power?
Billy will always be the outsider.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I’m all for this story as long as Billy Miller doesn’t get screwed. Great idea of having Steve Burton back but I would be pissed if Billy Miller became the sacrificial lamb for the sake of telling this story.

elm1951
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elm1951

i have been saying the same thing ever since they announced that steve burton was coming back to gh………………….

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh James, thanks for saying what I’ve been dreading since the news of Burton returning. Suddenly Sonny is referring to the man (Billy/Jason) who saved his life repeatedly as “that guy who isn’t you” and shrugs defiantly when Billy/Jason desperately needed his help locating Sam. Sonny is disloyal and a spoiled child. And apparently the writers, etc are so enamored of the underemoting Mr. Burton that even a great actor and 3- time Emmy winner like Billy get pushed aside. Shame on them!

K/kay
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K/kay

Well MB did it on twitter then tried to walk it back according to my sister but she does not care because she wants Billy back on Y&R lol

Celia
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Celia

Again, Soaphound, there are not enough negative adjectives to describe Sonny. One of the posters ( can’t remember who) had said that Jason1 was not so “black and white”. Well, I think Six is not so black and white either. Too many unanswered questions. Is he really Jason? Or Drew? Is he really a Q? I am going back to my original theory and say Franco is the Q—who are the twins? At the risk of sounding repetitious, Susan and Alan—or Susan and Edward could be Franco’s bio parents. Many pooh-poohed on my theory–I don’t know—I do not want TPTB… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Although I have come to truly like Burton as an actor—considering how indifferent I was to Dylan for most of his tenure on Y&R—- I love Billy Miller more, Soaphound. So, if I had to choose I’d pick Billy to stay forevermore. I have been smitten since his AMC days, soooo….. Are we sure Burton is staying indefinitely? I love the story, nonetheless—very curious; and, looking forward to know what happened to Drew and where he had been all these years before he showed up in PC. The thing is, we don’t know if Six is the real Jason. If… Read more »

Sissy
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Sissy

Billy did so much with just his expression at the end! Had to rewind and watch that scene again.I can’t wait to see more today.

Harry
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Harry

The snail’s pacing of the first Jason return was mind numbingly dull and it was ultimately anti climatic.
The writers and Steve Burton have more than made up for that,. Even Sonny and Carly are suddenly interesting with both LW and MB pulling out some emotionally compelling performances out of themselves. I think Billy Miller is about to finally wake up out of somnolent state. GH has been providing truly outstanding soapy escapism which strikes an affinity with its days of yore.

Fanny
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Fanny

It’s as if Maurice B and Laura W had “FLATLINED”….
Steve arrived just in time, “paddles” in hand-ready to revive them.
Thank goodness he’s come home!..As far as Sam’s concerned
Andrew can have her…boring & humdrum deserve each other.
Authentic,Original Jason needs a fresh take on LOVE…

Patrick
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Patrick

“Authentic,Original Jason needs a fresh take on LOVE… ”

absolutely… course, now, I don’t want Billy Miller (Drew) ??? stuck with Sam

it’s leaving me with no other recourse.. will I ever see the Billy Miller of ole ?

will I ever see the Michelle Stafford of ole?
will I ever see the Michael Easton of ole? the list seems endless

same goes for Roger Howarth.

why is it that easy on the eyes gets a let

course that can’t be said about Sonny any more. he is dragging this show

Harry
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Harry

Hello Fanny (said in my best Omar Sharif impression).
I could not agree with you more.
Honestly, for me it was hard to tell that Sam had been drugged because she always acts so somnolent.

Fanny
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Fanny

@Harry, you’re so funny & I totally agree with you.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Fanny, ….I can almost guarantee that if Billy/Jason were free of Sam, he would not be so “humdrum”, LOL. I love Billy Miller….not as Jason2, so much…. Mayhap, I was infatuated with Bad Boy Billy Abbott—he had personality; not this mumbling ( what a contagion, Fanny) phenomenon espoused from Sam. Why is this character so embraced by TPTB? I wish I could see the attraction; I seriously do. Nevertheless, I have a newfound appreciation for Steve, propelling me to look forward to his ‘dealing’ with Sam Will I see a difference in her one-dimensional personality? …I think I shortchanged… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Did you guys hear Andre say that “patient 6” is running around “thinking” these people are his family? Also, wasn’t it rumored that Steve Burton was only staying for nine months? Even though I haven’t decided conclusively who’s who…all evidence seems to indicate Burton is the real Jason…but I (and others) have thrown in other theories/guesses…I doubt Steve would be the real Jason if he’s planning on leaving again. And what’s up with what Andre said? (even if Burton was Drew…it would still be his family.) Unless Franco is the Q and Billy and Steve are Baldwins!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Rebecca,
Steve mentioned he signed a 3 year contract …Thank goodness!!!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Patrick…
Agree W/U wholeheartedly, you’re preaching to the choir ‼️

Satan
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Satan

Steve signed a three year contract. It’s the storyline that is supposed to last 9 months, which will likely involve solving the mysteries of who was holding Jason prisoner in Russia (neither Klein nor Maddox were calling the shots, obviously) and also the gaps in Andrew’s life, since we have no idea what happened to him after Frodd threw him down the stairs as a child up until the time he turned up as a popsicle in the custody of the Cassadines. The one possible thing we may know about his life is that he had a wife who looked… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks Fanny and Steve. I didn’t know Steve had signed a three year contract…great news! (let’s hope GH is still on!) Satan: (LOL, I do feel weird writing that name! Can I call you Sat for short? 🙂 ) I’m not convinced Franco threw Drew down the stairs. His mom said she assumed he did but she didn’t see it. And I’m not sure Drew ever had a wife (Carly look-a-like or not; he just THINKS he did because those are the memories that were planted in his mind. As for being Oscar’s son that’s definitely an interesting theory and… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

edit: Oscar’s father..

us not we, the audience

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Uggggg! LOL..another correction!! Thanks Satan (yikes! still can’t get used to saying that. How ’bout Lucifer…at least that’s the name of that hot dude on “Lucifer”! Great, fun show by the way ) not Steve! Sorry; brain fog. Fell asleep at 3am…up by 7am.

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Interjection? Oh, no, no. I was part of the group which you alienated from this forum. Remember Maureen, Helen, Gary, Frank and others? I was part of those who had the nerve to stand up to you and call you out for constantly harassing Celia and Shay. I have been watching for years. I never felt the need to comment until I read all those nice people having had their fill with you. Shay is a lady and she doendn’t even bother answering you. The same goes for Celia. You even started on Timmm, as well as Su0000, a few… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL!!!! Francesca…I just took a quick peek at your long bullshite diatribe and I only got halfway through it. I don’t believe a word you’re saying. You’re some person who appeared out of nowhere…and no “almost 60-year-old woman” would be taking the side of two females who constantly put down older females. Shay and CeeCee/Celia comment on age constantly! From wrinkled boobs to overactive sex drives of too–old–women, to the latest “Anna’s getting comment that Kelly Monaco should be told she’s not the “spry dancer in 6-inch heels anymore…somoene should tell her that hahahaha…” Sorry! I will say it ONE… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

THIS was absolute GOLD! This ending on Monday was retro 80’s! Gloria Monty would be proud!

Fanny
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Fanny

She certainly would be Timmm !!!
The storyline involving so many characters & revolving around
Steve is exciting,and SO worth it !!! This is why we watch.

Fanny
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Fanny

Eye contact ALONE‼️ Between Carly & Jason (Steve) ELECTRIFYING ‼️‼️

Celia
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Celia

This was a tumultuous scene, my T….agreed. I loved it—I anticipated the two Jasons’ first meeting. It was just as I envisioned it.
The pent-up emotions–love, anger, confusion emanating from Six was pure artistry—great acting.
Six’s eyes screamed fury and helplessness–all under control. Amazing!!

dmr
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dmr

Oh, how much I loved the Gloria Monty era!

Celia
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Celia

LOL, dmr. Unfortunately for me, I do not know the Gloria Monty days…..she must have been something, eh?
If what I have been witnessing these last couple of weeks where Burton/Six is concerned; then yes—Brava, Gloria; bravi, TPTB.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….Gloria Monty’s reinvention of GH turned the traditional soap opera genre on its head in such a way that whilst often imitated, it was never equaled by any of the competition during her reign as the “Doyenne of Daytime Drama.” The mere fact that her beloved signature characters and unforgettable storylines are still held up as the gold standard amongst many longtime fans of the show says it all. So, yes, she was indeed “something!”

Neka
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Neka

I adore this show. It’s on so much fire right now. 🙂

Priscilla
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Priscilla

This is the most exciting story line that GH has had in a very long time. I continue to be “wowed” by the story and the acting. Can’t wait to see how this plays out!

Steve
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Steve

Yes, the cliffhanger was soapy goodness, but once again had me questioning why Jason’s (either one) first instinct is not to bring Sam to the hospital run by his mother? It’s the end of October in update NY, so that water would have been rather chilly. Someone I care about almost drowned, may have hypothermia and I’m going to bring her to the mobster’s house? I guess he’ll try to say it’s the safest place in PC. Minor point, I know it was done to advance story, but Oscar (and his yet-to-be seen mom) get a set while Griffin apparently… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

That’s funny, but true, Steve. Griffin is homeless. LOL.
I am beginning to wonder why Oscar is given so much ‘room’…..
I think his absentee father must be either a mobster ( who will soon make an appearance), or some kind of billionaire ( Wes Ramsey).
A great twist would be if his mother were the mobster.

Fanny
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Fanny

@ CeeCee…Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright R dating…

Celia
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Celia

@Fanny.
Hi, my lady,
Yes, I saw that, the other day. I wonder what role he will be playing. …..Oscar’s father is a possibility?
We shall see. Also, I anticipate seeing Laura and Wes interact…..LOL.
A bientot.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…What if he is actually a recast Prince Nicky under an assumed name and with a brand new face???

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. Yes, my Shay…..Hmmm…..Prince Nikolas ( Nikolai) in disguise? Good guess, Shaybelle. I am sure Nikolas is alive. Valentin is too self-assured when speaking of him….almost too cocky. Another guess? The strange ‘relationship’ Klein has had with him may have to do with Nikolas. Somehow, I sensed they knew each other….I mentioned it, but then I swept it under the rug. I bet Cassandra has her fragile, little hand in this, as well. What a gallimaufry of ‘what-ifs”, suggestions, and suppositions, Shay. This entire story is inundated with lunacy; swimming, actually, in murky waters. Interesting but unnerving…..a maelstrom of too-much-all-at-once… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Jason didn’t take Sam to the hospital because he doesn’t know he could trust there. Monica he could, obviously (once she stopped freaking out about him being there) but she’s the Chief of Staff and can’t be everywhere at once. The people who were holding him hostage & drugging him in Russia already have at least one mole in place at GH. This so called pathetic version of “Franco” – a man Jason thought he killed, and for good reason – is employed there as a #$%^@ “art therapist”. He could probably trust Griffin, but their meeting in Russia was… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Don’t assume Billy Miller is Andrew. This story is far from over.

Shay
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Shay

Absolutely, Steve!…I am expecting a huge twist…or two…or three…to this tale before it’s truly told since it would be awfully anti-climactic to simply take Burton’s character at “face value” as being RealJason and leave it at that too soon….Quite frankly, the actor has been playing his role with such an uncharacteristic intensity and passion that was generally devoid in his previous personage of “Stonecold,” that I am already wont to doubting he is actually the authentic Mr. Morgan…Then again, the fierce warrior nature he instinctively unleashed during his immensely satisfying beatdown of his arch-nemesis Franco certainly rang true for the… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Satan, you said there is no possible way Helena is implicated in this; so, do you have any idea, who “Big Brother”/ Sister is?
I can think of a couple–Faison and/or Jerry??
Also, where do you think Valentin fits into all this?

Shay
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Shay

Not to worry about Griffin’s seeming lack of residence, Steve….I’m sure he’ll be shacking up at “Chez Ava” in short order what with the rate those two are going at it these days!

Celia
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Celia

As I said yesterday, Shay; there needs to be a twist. As you say, a huge one. It would not be soapy enough if it didn’t…..one of such a magnitude that it will stun us. Do you think I’m being too melodramatic? Well, aren’t the Cassadines of that caliber?
….must be all those Halloween movies we watched…..

Celia
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Celia

Alas, Shay. Maura has that IT factor which is soooo rare ( It’s been haunting me all my life, LOL) ….beauty alone does not cut it—it’s the sex appeal, it’s the ‘look but don’t touch’ effect, it’s the ‘je ne sais quoi’ force….all attributes which contribute to the whole package. Another example is Bree Williamson. There are many beautiful women who are blah because they lack that innate God-given, natural sensuality. No matter how they try, it just isn’t there. The same goes for men. I am really drawn to Griffin. I can honestly call him beautiful…..he has the perfect… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Yeah…Dr. Feelgood, Shay!!

Carol
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Carol

That last scene was one of the best in a long time. In my area the show was interrupted earlier in the episode. I was very glad that I only missed about 15 minutes in the middle. Fans wait for a very long time to see these scenes. It’s just a shame that the news can’t be broadcast during regular “news” programming instead of interrupting for every little thing.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Carol,
I’m not sure of what interruption you’re speaking; but, in the NYC area programming was interrupted because of the terror attack in Manhattan. BREAKING NEWS, worthy of interruptions…. Eight people are dead, if not more…..
I don’t consider the loss of innocent human life, “a little thing”….I hope you are not referring to that murderous act ?!?!

Timmm
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Timmm

But yet half of Americans continually piss all over Trump because he wants a wall and he wants to end Isis. What will it take to give this president a chance? God bless the victims in Manhattan.

Carol
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Carol

No, I most certainly wasn’t referring to the terrorist attack in NYC on Tues. I was referring to a news item regarding the arrest of P. Manafort etc. by the FBI. That news had already been covered earlier in the day. This took place on Monday not Tuesday. No need to attack me unless you’re certain of what I meant.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Well said, Celia. Especially when there are always other ways to watch the show if it’s interrupted during airtime. Not like years ago.

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
Oh, T….what’s the point? It will never sink in, my love. The focus is not what’s good for this country….but somewhere else.
I have young ones to worry over……what will their world be like? Scary prospect.

Jovin
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Jovin

Completely fake news!

Harry
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Harry

Carol, I live in the West and yesterday’s entire GH was interrupted for the breaking news reporting on the Isis terrorist attack on civilians in NYC. I certainly think that news is worthy of interrupting daytime programming. However, I remember the days when there would be an announcement from the local station that today’s program would be shown at the two am and then one could DVR it. I am not seeing that type of announcement anymore. I know you can catch it on HULU or Youtube. I tried watching yesterday’s episode on Youtube yesterday because I do not get… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

How messed up is that, Harry??? Now if it were Sonny saying to Jason/Not Jason/#6 that exact same dialogue, well then , it would have made perfect sense!

Celia
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Celia

You have that in reverse, Carol. I did not attack you, …..you have just attacked me. I wonder, “Carol”. I was very polite. As I stated, I said, ” I hope ….”, meaning, I was not sure if you meant the cowardly act of murder in the City. Read my comment again, with a different, ‘eye’ ….I am sure you will be able to decipher its meaning. As far as Manafort (sp)……we need to know what went on between 2009 and 2014, don’t you think? Fraud, Foundations, foreign accounts etc. All acts against our peoples, our country. I love my… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh my G-d, Celia. I don’t think anyone else is getting your “quote marks” over everyone’s name that you’re having a conflict with, LOL, but I KNOW that you think it’s me under a different name. I think it’s hilarious! I must admit I enjoy reading your various confrontations with other people; you seem to think you’re a perfect poster and never antagonize anyone. Oh! And that statement you made about “everyone gets a turn” if they say something offensive and it comes back to themd. I guess it’s been coming back to you. There’s no way to convince you… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

WOW, GH is killing it. AWESOME!!!!!

Jacob
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Jacob

Loving this story and this cliffhanger.

Jimh
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Jimh

Both GH and Days have shown improvement…i might start watching regular again, especially now that i noticed Days is On Demand…

Jimh
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Jimh

Carly could get pregnant just by the way she looks at Jason…Sonny could get pregnant just by the way he looks at Jason too….what a love triangle—.lol

Celia
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Celia

Belly laughs, Jimmy. I am laughing so hard….tears streaming down my cheeks.
I feel guilty laughing considering what’s going on in the City…..Prayers…..

dmr
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dmr

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, and both characters would so love that, too!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh, Jimh, that’s similar to my thoughts. Sonny is waaayyy too into Old Jason, in every way. I’m surprised Sonny doesn’t get a crew cut and start furrowing his brow whenever he needs to act. I know it’s too late now, but I’d rather new Jason and Franco were related. Billy Miller and Roger Howarth are more resourceful actors and would make a sizzling fraternity.

Fanny
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Fanny

That was GOOD‼️

Shay
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Shay

I think pretty much the whole of Port Charles will be “getting pregnant” by “The Individual” before his true identity is actually ascertained, jimh! Everywhere he goes he is getting that same amazed reaction by one and all…and Steve Burton’s riveting performance is making it deservedly so!

Linda
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Linda

Burton is the real Jason so Miller must be Drew. Where was Drew all those years until he came to PC with a case of amnesia. Could be Oscar’s father?

dmr
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dmr

I think Tamara Braun will be Oscar’s mother, and Drew will be his father. But, I could care less who the kid’s parents are..not interested in the “teen scene.” UGH!

Satan
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Satan

Things seem to be pointing in that direction, with Andrew as Oscar’s father and the new character Kim (who will look a lot like Carly 2.0) being his mother. This puts Andrew in San Diego about 15 years ago, though we obviously have no idea why he was there, let alone where he was before that, or where he was after that. San Diego is a big Navy town though, and the fact that Andrew seemed to adapt to his brother Jason’s skill set being programmed into his brain by Helena Cassadine does suggest he might have had similar training… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I follow your reasoning, Satan….but, how do we know which Jason is Andrew?
Please help me with any clue.
As far as I can see, we don’t really know, do we? Either one fits the timeline? ….maybe??

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think the new actor, Wes (Laura Wright’s boyfriend) will be Oscar’s dad.

Satan
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Satan

He might be somebody Oscar THINKS is his dad (since I think it’s only a short term role for Ramsey). But it doesn’t make sense that they have kept Oscar’s parentage a secret for several months, only to have it turn out to be two random newbies. (technically a half-newbie in his mother’s case, since long time GH viewers know Tamara Braun – but not as this new character) So assuming Oscar’s dad would have to then be somebody already in Port Charles, you would have to narrow it down to somebody who is the appropriate age to have a… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Sat…ahem… 🙂 Sounds like a plausible theory and one that would probably play well. You could be right. And, yes, I’m familiar with and love Tamara Braun (and loved her as Carly). I’m still not dismissing the idea that Wes could be Oscar’s dad. He’s the right age and who knows what his back story is… OR…he could have something to do with Nell… What I like is that I’m not sure. If I remember correctly you’re not a Franco fan. I am…I love the character…especially how he’s evolved, how great he is with Liz and her kids…and I… Read more »

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

What audacity, Rebecca. It was not too long ago when you posted under different names and was caught with your hand in the cookie jar. You cannot blame anyone for doubting who is posting. Let us be fair. Let us be friendly and nice to each other.

You accused me of being someone I was not, remember? That is not my style. Do not judge others by your actions.

PAX

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Audacity, Francesca? Audacity is you interjecting again, into a comment I made to Celia…about an attitude and comments she keeps making about me. I have no idea who you are. Didn’t when you first attacked me a few months ago (so much for your, “let us be friendly and nice to each other.” Where was that sentiment then? Or…does it only apply when I speak. I have no clue who you are. Do I suspect you’re either Celia or a family member? Yes I do. Why? Because you showed up out of the blue a short bit ago, tied yourself… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

WOW WOW WOW, I had stopped watching GH but now back watching and I am LOVING it…SO GOOD…Love that Steve Burton is back, he’s an awesome man…THANKS GH for some great story telling…

su0000
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su0000

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Thank You C0-Head Writer Chris Van Etten !!
GH was more than weak and extremely boring and then Chris came, and now GH is actually becoming GH, again..
Good stuff, Chris Van Etten 🙂

Alan
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Alan

I think Chris Van Etten taking Jean Passanante’s place has made a huge difference in the show’s pacing but once again GH is putting all its eggs in one basket story wise. If you don’t like Sonny, Carly, Jason, and/or Sam then there is absolutely nothing going on in Port Charles for you. This whole “GH is about these four and if you don’t like them then too bad ‘cause that’s all we’re serving” approach is definitely not the way to draw in new viewers — or retain those who came on board after the cancellation of AMC and OLTL… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

It’s not the only story, going, Alan. It is THE story that most of us are really enjoying…it’s been great so far! But there is Anna and Finn, Laura and Kevin, Nina, Valentin…then Cassandra and her ties to Valentin (along with Anna’s interjecting herself into their criminal activity)…there’s Amy’s brother coming along, Julian’s coming back. If you don’t like any of these characters or their stories (which, of course is personal taste) than I understand your thoughts. But, there are other things going on. They’re keeping a nice balance…

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Alan, you have described me to the letter. Your no-nonsense comments are a breath of fresh air. You tell it like it is.
Love it !!
Days is delivering…..got a glimpse of Susan ….What a woman, LOL. I started laughing spontaneously as soon as I saw those teeth….. can’t wait for what’s to come….
And, yessss….my faves on GH; Ava, Nina and Laura ( and a couple more).

Alan
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Alan

Eilleen Davidson has been one of my favorite actors for decades but her multiple roles on DAYS really put her full talents on display. Susan Banks is hilarious — and I can only hope that Sister Mary Moira makes an appearance.

Celia
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Celia

Same here, Alan. I took to Eileen since the first time I saw her on Y&R. I was about twelve when I truly got into the character in the late 90’s…old enough to follow a storyline.
Yet, as a six-year old, I remember watching her on DAYS with my grandmother. But, I did not appreciate her talent until much later, as Kristen, Susan and Sister Mary. Eileen threw me for a loop—
I can honestly say that Ms Davidson must be one of the most versatile soap stars on TV. The role of Susan is my favorite.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

GH is definitely on fire as many have said. The skylight sequence was fabulous and the middle of the episode. I was glued to the TV. Monday’s ending with the two Jasons coming face to face. Bring it on. A previous thread has posters theorizing that perhaps Franco is the twin. A wrench to be sure. I want Six to be Jason. There is too much history (20+ years) for this not to be the case. I hope the writers do not disappoint in telling this tale.

TimT
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TimT

I think it’s going to end up that Steve is Drew/Jason M and that Billy is actually Jason Q,and I will let the GH writers figure out the details.

Satan
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Satan

Absolutely impossible…..

The last brain surgery Jason had before he took his unexpected swim in the Port Charles Harbor was due to the fact that a piece of AJ’s dashboard was still stuck in his brain (and somehow missed in the 666 prior brain surgeries).

Jason Morgan is Jason Quartermaine. Andrew Quartermaine was completely unknown to anybody in Port Charles at that time, and Hell only knows what happened to him between the time Frodd threw him down the stairs as a child, and when he hooked up with Oscar’s mommy in San Diego. But he wasn’t anywhere near the Q mansion.

Celia
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Celia

Yessss!!!!! That’s what I said, Satan. I do not know much about GH, but I know enough to say exactly what you expressed… “Andrew Quartermaine was completely unknown…”…
So, you really think he is Oscar’s father? Hmmmm. A couple of possibilities, I guess.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL…I love Franco and there’s no proof that he threw Drew down the stairs. Betsy said she didn’t see it…I think rather they were close and Franco was traumatized by Drew just disappearing from his early life. Thus, the painting and the nagging thoughts that he once had a brother…

Steve
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Steve

Actually, it is possible if the switch was made just prior to the crash and not after.

Robert L
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Robert L

O.M.G. This is how soaps are suposed to be!!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Robert….bubbles abound!!! GH/staff/writers have just shown exactly the soaps of old ( inclusive)….. not an expert on GH storytelling, but this scene has surpassed all my expectations.

Rachel
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Rachel

What a treat! A fast paced, thrilling return for Jason and outstanding performances by all. Its easy to imagine the conflicts Jason’s reappearance will create. I haven’t been this anxious to watch the next episode since the early days of Robin & Patrick. And I love Anna & Finn’s chemistry, I hope they have a reason to continue to explore their new relationship.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh, I agree with all you’ve written, Rachel. And I love Anna and Finn, too! Can’t believe how well these two are together…from looks to banter, flirtation, hesitation, etc. I’m enjoying Finn much more with Anna than I ever did with Hayden.

Remy
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Remy

Jason would run to Sonny, NuJason would buy Julian’s company, u decide which decision adds up to which face.

Miriam
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Miriam

I’m loving this story, and GH is certainly on fire right now! I don’t think I care one way or the other which one is Jason, just that the story is so exciting to watch! I often don’t have time to watch the show every day, so I usually stockpile it for the weekend so that I don’t have to wait 24 hours to see the next episode 🙂 Last night I watched Monday and Tuesday’s shows and my daughter, who doesn’t watch it but has seen enough of it over the years when I’m watching it, came home from… Read more »

Ricky
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Ricky

Since Guiding Light went off, I switched back to GH. Every show goes through a period of the writing not being what they think it should be. You hear people complaining about how bad the writing is and going on about how this character isn’t good. Blah Blah Blah. I’ve stayed true to GH. I’ve always like Billy Miller as an actor since he was on Y&R and GH hit it big when they hired him as Jason. I really wasn’t happy when I first heard that Steve Burton was returning but this story is on FIRE !!!! At the… Read more »

Rose Marie Ware
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Rose Marie Ware

Yes, loving it….now let Steve Burton come all the way home….

Celia
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Celia

Great, succinct comment, Rose Marie.

Darnell
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Darnell

This is amazing!!!!!! I know there’s more twists and turns coming because it’s unfolding too fast. It appears the writers will make us think that he’s not really Jason before confirming he is. I won’t like that but as long as SB is the original, I’m good. Now that Tamara Braun is back, her history must be tied to Drew before he was kidnapped. This kid cannot be SB’s Jason. And now with the original Jason back, this should be where Franco moves back into the black and have Drew try to help. Awesome writing team GH. You have redeemed… Read more »

rose
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rose

And how wonderful were Laura and Kevin’s engagement scenes!!! They were lovely and fun at the same time, and a nice break from the Jason’s story. I’m liking how the real Jason stories are unfolding. But to catch your breath you have to have other things happening in Port Charles. Personally I’m really liking Anna and Finn tip-toeing around each other. And the ManLanders story, especially with Amy’s brother coming home. Do have a question about Patient 6 Jason. How can he be in such good athletic shape after being mostly immobile for five years?

Steve
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Steve

Rose, I wonder the same thing about Six’s physical stature, unless those horse tranquilizers had an opposite impact. Being a soap, we have to suspend disbelief.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

He’s going to be in good shape from his torso up, Rose. Physical therapy always involves working on upper body strength…particularly for someone who has to depend on that part of his body.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Another thought, Rose. Perhaps Amy doesn’t know yet that he’s lost his legs…she knew he was badly injured but maybe he didn’t tell her that yet…and that’s why he delayed his visit. Or, maybe “in story” he’s only found out now that he needs another surgery to amputate…either way he probably was getting physical therapy, even if from bed. The only other possibility is that he won’t be in good shape..(althought that would be too grueling to get out of shape for the role like some actors for film roles) .or they’ll have him appear less in shape by camaflouging… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

oh my gawd!!!! i COMPLETELY misread your comment, Rose!!! I think Su had mentioned on a previous post that she didn’t understand how Amy’s brother would come back looking so fit, etc (LOL, unless I misread that, too. I’ve been on very little sleep lately and usually respond to posts while still in a fog…) And you mentioned Amy’s brother coming back…Anyway…Danger! Danger! Will Robinson!!!! (Or, scusi my comment. To quote an expression I can’t stand, “my bad…”)

rose
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rose

Rebecca… Ha Ha! re: “Danger, Danger. ” Love that series by the way. I figured you had mixed Jason with Amy’s brother. And I know what it can be like to be a little brain foggy, especially when I’m posting in the early morning hours. I am looking forward to see Chris Van Etten as a real vet come onto GH and his story. And a good way to show the ManLanders story had a serious reason to it. Also interesting to me after seeing some of the Invictus Games this summer started by Prince Harry.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Rose! So frustrating that there’s no edit button…and we never have a guarantee our corrections are going to post. (I read Netflix is doing a remake of Lost In Space scheduled for 2018…I don’t have netflix but I’ll be interested in the reviews.)

Yep; I’m interested in Amy’s brother coming aboard. You know I like her. She’s too cute and I find her much more likable than when they first brought her on to do nothing other than recreate Amy Vining…epic fail. But as the warm, bubbly and insightful friend, nurse (loving sister, etc) I think she’s a sweet addition.

dmr
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dmr

I will watch the episode tonight. It sounds like it was a great episode! Yet, I can’t help but mention, …and so starts the “Sonny, Carly, and Sidekicks Hour.”- UGH. I think I would enjoy it more if Monotone Sam was not one of the sidekicks.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, boy, dmr….Michael is the worst sidekick!! Everytime he calls Sonny ‘Dad’, or refers to him as dad or his father, my hackles go up. Hypocrite.
Sam? Hmmmm. I don’t consider her much of anything. What is her function, anyway?! She’s either in hospital weeping …..or caressing her black leather jacket; which should actually be in shreds by now, after how many years?

Ski Cornelius.
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Ski Cornelius.

Chad. Duel. As. Michael. Quarter wine. You. Comment. And. Hoot. Michel. You. To. Hospital. So. Sam. Flowers. ❤️

Satan
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Satan

Dragon-roasted crow now being served in Hell’s cafeteria for all who believed the fan-fiction stories.

The Devil hates to say “I told you so”, but……..

General Hospital

General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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GH Alum Sydney Mikayla Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, Decision To Exit & Her Former Co-Stars

It’s been quite the banner year for Sydney Mikayla (Ex-Trina Robinson, GH) thus far, and she topped it off with her second Daytime Emmy nomination, when a few weeks ago she landed in the Younger Performer in a Drama Series category.  That means, Mikayla will be vying for the gold statuette, but also against some of her dear friends and former co-stars from General Hospital.

Back in March, Mikayla revealed she was leaving the ABC daytime drama series to focus on college full-time where she is a freshman at UCLA. With Sydney’s departure came recasting the role of Trina and the part went in to the capable hands of Tabyana Ali, who is currently appearing on the soap and carrying on the Trina Robinson torch.

As the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are just around the corner (they air live next month on June 24th on CBS), Michael Fairman TV caught up with the very busy Mikayla, to get her take on all things Emmy including: the scenes she chose for her nominated reel, working alongside with Nicholas Alexander Chavez and creating what would become the popular “Sprina”, the factors that led to her departure and more. Here’s what Sydney shared below.

 

Your former co-stars and fellow ‘Younger Actor’ nominees, William Lipton (Cameron) and Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer) appeared on my Daytime Emmy Nominations livestream special, and both share how thrilled they were that that you got nominated.  I know you’re friends with them, but they just could not have spoken more highly of you.

SYDNEY:  That’s so sweet!  I’ve loved working with them for so long.  It just feels so great to know that they said that.

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What was on your Emmy reel submission that landed you the nomination?

SYDNEY:  I was a little bit nervous this year, more than last year, because last year was the first time that I ever had a storyline.  So, for this year, I was definitely like, “I’m not really sure how this is going to go,” because there’s just so many new elements that were happening with everything that was going on, for example: Trina getting a more acclimated relationship with her mom, and then we had Cyrus (Jeff Kober) come in for a little bit.  I chose the best moments that really showcased my acting, even though it wasn’t a cohesive storyline from start to finish on my reel.  I’m really glad it worked!  I was a little more on pins and needles for this one, and ultimately, it turned out great.

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Was Nicholas Alexander Chavez in any of the scenes you submitted?

SYDNEY:  He was! I got to show that soft side of Trina, which I really didn’t think we got to see, especially in my first Emmy reel, and her being vulnerable.  We never see Trina really make a mistake, so that was really fun.  Not that her relationship was a mistake, but more that we never get to see her slip up or say the wrong thing, or just put herself out there, and put her heart on the line. I enjoyed being able to play that and then being able to put it in my reel.  Nicholas just made it so easy … what an amazing co-star.  He just made me feel so comfortable.  It was just really fun to do and to include.  I also had scenes with the teen scene …there’s five of us! Of course, I had to include Trina’s standoff with Esme (Avery Pohl).  I think, it was actually the last clip I put in on my reel.

Which was a great scene!

SYDNEY:  Yes, and Avery is so sweet, but she plays evil so well.  So, that was also so incredible to do, just that standoff of: ‘Who’s going to win!?  Trina?  Esme?  What’s going to happen?  What’s going to go down?’  No one knew, so that was really fun, too.

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Did you include scenes between you and Eden McCoy (Joss) as bff’s Trina and Joss on your Emmy reel?

SYDNEY:  Oh, of course, of course! It was some of those heartfelt bestie moments of her just kind of consoling me, and making sure everything was okay between Trina and Esme. I like those heartfelt moments that Trina had with one of her closest friends on the show, and a great friend in real life, as well.

When you found out you were nominated, who was the first person you called … or was your phone blowing up and you were receiving lots of congrats?

SYDNEY:  This year, with being on a college campus and being in person for the first time, it’s really easy to get sick.  So, I was not feeling too great. I was sleeping in my dorm when the nominations came out.  I still keep in contact with my makeup artist from the show, Ali, and she’s so sweet.  We were texting, and she was like, “By the way, congrats”, and kind of kept texting me, and I’m like, “Congrats for what?” I looked, and I was like, “Oh my gosh!  I got nominated!”  So that was pretty funny, and I screamed through my whole dorm!  I posted a video on Instagram because I wanted to keep everyone in the loop, and I really do feel so grateful.  I feel all of the support from my friends, and family, and the fans of the show. I always try to make a video every year to try to just be grateful, or say ‘thank you’ because I really want to key everyone into this journey.  It was a little bit of a shock, but definitely in the midst of not feeling too well, it was the highlight of my day, for sure!  Now, I am feeling that heat of finals at school, but I am so excited. The Emmy definitely breaks up the stress a little bit, so I’m very grateful.

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Was there somebody you called to let them know you were nominated, though?

SYDNEY:  I actually called Nicholas and William, first, to say congratulations.  William had called me before I had woken up, and then I called him back, and then of course, I called my mom and dad.  It was also a surprise to them.  I think it was just because I had been so laser-focused on school that looking at the Emmy nominations really wasn’t the priority this year.

Could you believe how popular ‘Sprina’ became so quickly?  They weren’t even a bonafide duo yet!

SYDNEY:  I could not!  I was really shocked, but I was excited to see how much the fans loved it, and how much the fans kind of lived through it. That in turn, gave us more of that ammo to really build that story and build that tension, and to always kind of play those moments in between.  Nicholas did a really great job of that, and of challenging me to always have that subtext, under the lines.  I was really shocked to see how quickly the popularity of Sprina blew up, but I’m grateful that the fans loved it for as long as they.  I hope that they continue to love it with Tabyana Ali playing the part.  She is such an incredible actress and powerhouse.

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You were so popular in the role of Trina, and now Tabyana is bringing her take on the role.  Do you check in on GH? 

SYDNEY:  Don’t cancel me, but no! (Laughs) I don’t have time to watch TV!  I’m very serious.  I’ve just had so much going on here.  I’m also part of clubs, and leadership is also something that’s very important to me.  I love planning things, and when you’re planning things, that also takes up your time.  So, doing that along with school and just trying to keep my GPA up, I just don’t have the time to check in on it.  I think that was kind of part of it for me too.  On a spiritual level, I always believe that you can’t receive other things in your life, great things, acting or otherwise, until you are able to let things go, and so for me, I knew when I was leaving, I really would have to leave mentally and physically. As much as I love General Hospital (and I really cannot wait to see everyone in person, I really can’t wait to have that big reunion!), I really don’t feel like any part of me is still clinging on to General Hospital. I’m so grateful that the audience has also received Tabyana so well, because that’s exactly what I’ve always wanted.  So, I’m really happy for her, and I’m really happy for both of us.  I think we are both in a great place.

Was making the decision to leave GH a difficult one for you?

SYDNEY:  Honestly, no.  I always kind of knew in the back of my mind that it would have to come at some point because as much as I love General Hospital, I’d really been working for college for all of my life.  I wish someone had told me that colleges really don’t look at anything past high school because I was working really hard in elementary and middle school too!  But that’s my point, I’ve always had this dream of, “I’m going to go to college.  I’m going to get that second education.  I’m going to do really well.  I need to get my degree, and possibly even get my doctorate.”  We’ll see if I even want to go that far, but I know for sure that going to college and getting that bachelor’s was really important for me.  So, I knew that took precedence over anything else in my life.

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What are you studying?

SYDNEY:  Right now, I’m studying sociology.  That might change.  Honestly, as a freshman it’s just been really general classes, still kind of general science, general math.  We’ll see as time goes on if I still want to stick with sociology. So, that’s also been really fun, and just meeting people, and experiencing the college life.

You’re in a gender-neutral acting category at the Daytime Emmys …   Outstanding Younger Performer. How do you feel about that because you’re actually competing against your former castmates, Nicholas and William, in the same category?

SYDNEY:  Coming to college, you meet a lot of people who are non-binary. I’ve always wondered how that would work when we are going to have more actors who identify as non-binary as our generation starts to get older and as we start getting cast in these movies. I actually think we are kind of moving towards the future and in the future, it will all be smooshed together for all of the categories.  We are going to eventually do away with the Best Actor and Actress because a lot of people don’t identify as either.  I think either way, whoever wins is going to win.  I’m just really glad to be nominated, and it works for me!

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If a role came up in a movie or project that interested you, would you do it, or are you just only concentrating on your studies?

SYDNEY:  We’ll see kind of where life takes me.  It would definitely depend on so many things, of course, but if an opportunity were to present itself, it would definitely just be by a case-by-case basis.  Of course, I’m definitely open to doing things in summer too. During the school year, like I mentioned, it’s really important for me to get this degree.

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Is there any favorite moment you had from your time on General Hospital as Trina that you wish you could have included in your Emmy reel, but didn’t?

SYDNEY:  There were so many good moments!  If I could include any moment, I would include one of the blood scenes.  I had never worked with fake blood, and it was sticky, but ultimately a good experience.  I was acting, but there wasn’t much of me talking.  It was more everyone being concerned for me, like, “Why is she covered in blood?  What’s going on?”  So, I don’t think I included that as much, but if they just wanted me to include amazing makeup, then I could have put it in there!  So, it’ll always be in my heart.  It’ll always be in my personal reel, and I hope that counts for something!

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I’m assuming you like picking out a dress, and then walking the red carpet?

SYDNEY:  I do!  It’s actually funny because I don’t usually enjoy hair and makeup on a day-to-day basis, but I do think I enjoy the creativity of doing my own look for the Emmys.  I get to be somewhat a little different, like a super awesome version of myself.  I wonder, for celebrities who have to go to red carpets every week if they really like it, but for me to do it a few times a year, I really love it.  I love choosing the aesthetic that I’m going for.  This year, I’m definitely trying to do something classy and stylish.  I’m super excited for you guys to see because I’m beaming even as I talk about it now!

The Daytime Emmys are back to being in-person, after two years of being virtual.  Didn’t you have to tape an acceptance speech last year when you were nominated, in case your name was called?

SYDNEY:  Yes!  It was so funny, one of our producers, Nneka Garland, called me, and she was like, “Oh, it’s going to be in person,” and it just like, snapped for me: “Oh, this is going to be live!” I’m looking forward to that this year.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone, giving everyone real, in-person hugs!  I can’t wait!

So, are you rooting for Sydney to take home the gold in the Outstanding Younger Performer category at this year’s Daytime Emmys? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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