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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jason Gets The Quartermaines Control Of ELQ: Michael Back In Charge, Tracy Has Some Kind Words!

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On Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Jason (Billy Miller) brings the Quartermaine family some good news. He has wrestled control of  ELQ away from Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)!

How he did it he won’t reveal exactly to the family, but as viewers know Jason has some mighty explosive information that would put Nikolas behind bars if he didn’t sell over all the stocks.  Those stocks combined now give controlling interest back to the company that the late Edward built.

Jason with Sam in tow (Kelly Monaco) stop by Tracy’s (Jane Elliot) hospital room to inform her of the latest developments, and with Monica (Leslie Charleson) and Michael (Chad Duell) all gathered around explains that he bought the shares of ELQ from Nikolas.  With a mighty assist from Diane (Carolyn Hennesy), the shares are now back along with Edward’s wishes and instructions to run the company.  When Tracy questions Jason and if he plans on running the compan, Jason says he has decided he is putting Michael in charge.  Michael is elated, and so is Monica.

And in the most touching moment of the episode, and played by the brilliance of Jane Elliot, Tracy softens for a moment. With tears in her eyes, she says to Jason (as he is about to exit her room):   “Jason, wait!  When you rejected the Quartermaine name you turned your back on the family, and you broke your grandfather’s heart, and I am not sure he ever really got over that.  But, I am fairly certain that at this exact moment he’s smiling at you.”   Jason is touched by Tracy’s words, but remains stoic.

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Later, Michael meets up with Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright), and fills him on the ELQ transaction, and that he is going to be in charge of running the company.  He tells his parents that he is happy that the Quartermaines have their company back, and promises he is not going to denounce the Corinthos name this time around.  When alone with Sonny, Michael tells him he is proud to be a Corinthos, too.   Sonny also informs Michael that they captured Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), but Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and her baby were nowhere to be found.  Michael seems to not be able to shake Sabrina and let it go, even at Sonny’s urging to do so.

So, are you happy that the Q’s have ELQ back?  What did you think of the moment when Tracy finally had some kind words for Jason?  Do you think Michael should be running the company?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Michelle
Michelle

I teared up at Tracy’s words to Jason. ♡ I like this mix of Jason Quest and Jason Morgan, he’s the best of both.

Michelle
Michelle

Jason Q. (Grrrr auto correct)

Timmm
Timmm

You may be on to something, Jason Quest could be his true identity!

Ghlover
Ghlover

Jason quest

Patrick
Patrick

I haven’t seen it yet…

I bawled… when right out of the blue… she tells Monica… “I Love You”

this Story Line… is Magic… yeah, posts have said … this story with the “worms” is a remake and/or retread

but Jane Elliott PLUS these heart LOAD of tearjerker is dam spill

and it’s not even in the context of : I thought I was going to die… or a make up for what a itch I’ve been….. LOL

it’s Tracy Quartermania

tears, cheer, heart , show stopper, back in charge with ELQ

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I don’t think Tracy is being sentimental Patrick, I think the worms and or surgery affected her emotions. Either she actually feels more deeply or can’t stop herself from expressing them. Just as Jason’ surgery suppressed his emotions and “Stone Cold” was born, I think the opposite happened to Tracy.

Patrick
Patrick

@Rebecca

well said…

“… she actually feels more deeply or can’t stop herself from expressing them ”

that’s the phenom of the ACT

it’s marvel and riveting

show stopper

Ms. Tracy who minds her steely resolve

it’d be GREAT if … while in this story… to see a Man catch her EYE

at the very least… see her exhibit some emotion with Alice
i’m a couple eps back…. so… If I SEE any thing like… with Ned… i’m going to lose it

Rose
Rose

I’m with you with the Jason Q/Morgan mix. Will be interesting to see where he takes it.

Rose
Rose

Plus, I really loved The scene between Tracy and Jason when she thanks him. Jane Elliot is the best. It’s also nice that Michael is back to running ELQ. A couple of years ago who would have thought Jason, Michael and Tracy would be team Q.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love Tracy. I love everything about her….I love that hard facade which hides a loving, sensitive heart..

tracey
tracey

Happy for Jason glad micheal running things again

JUDY K
JUDY K

JANE ELLIOT HAS TURNED IN SOME GREAT PERFORMANCES…I HOPE TO SEE ALOT MORE OF HER, JASON AND HOPEFULLY DR.FINN…..

Patrick
Patrick

well… at the very least… Nicholas doesn’t have to interact or “mix” with Jason or Sam.

i’ll let it go… blech, blah, snore, as it were any way…. Jason and Sam super sleuthing hot about town in their cutesy cutesy matching leather jackets…. excitable aren’t they

??? so now… Nicholas is left… with Hayden… acting all in charge with Curtis… over their blackmailing schemes ??? now that she can’t get control of ELQ… what will she be left with…. it’s time for her to hit the road….

I mean really… if her father… is a former GH character… ??? who really cares that she wants Nicholas MONEY to pay off he father debts ??? at Nicholas expense… he’s still under fire and threatened by Rachel ? this just doesn’t make sense… even if she has this “forensic” report from Curtis… he’s a former officer of the law… would his report hold up in a court of law ? just saying…

Nicholas my man…. MOVE ON

Melissa
Melissa

Agreed! Please, please do not return him to the mob! Still not liking JaSam though. Not quite sure how selling his shares to the Qs gets Nick off the hook with Hayden. Wouldn’t she still turn him in out of spite?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Melissa….because she loves him, don’t you know??
Maybe, Hayden realizes Nik was between a rock and a hard place. He had no choice?
However, Patrick does have a point. If Hayden goes to the cops with Curtis as her investigator, and becsuse of his probable ‘dark’ past; how much credence will he have?
Also, Nik can turn around and accuse her of blackmail…..what a travesty!!!! Damned if you do and damned if you don’t imbroglio.

Patrick
Patrick

THAT… is one beautiful token of appreciation.. and heartfelt tug coming from Tracy to Jason.

– yet, Jason remains stoic ”

ugh! he’s coming across as more blasé than anything… he’s not cold stone Steve Burton…

I actually miss Steve Burton… he spoke less…. and SO DID SAM…. Yikes ! enough

argh! the writing for this couple more than anything is making me cringe!

Sam and Jason… are not… Bonnie and Clyde… they are not the upwardly mobile above the law patriots… LOL

they are a flatline couple… with no steamy lack interest… no chemistry… just dullard

Ari
Ari

I agree, B Miller’s Jason is a bore. They should have kept him as Jake and made him the new person for Elizabeth. The reason why Jake and Liz was a bust was because from day one, we knew that they were not going to be end story and the writing went the direction of stirring him towards Sam from the get go. It was never truly a love story written for Jake and Liz. So how were the characters suppose to truly be invested in the story as if it was really written for them to win. Which was too bad, because I think they have more enjoyable chemistry. But alas, it was not to be. Instead we now have sanctimonious Jason and Sam, the do gooders and as you said, flatlined couple, and Jason the hero ! YAWNNN

Iakovos
Iakovos

I am hopeful this is a key moment when we note the GH ship is righting and current writers realize and see the importance of the Quartermaine family in the show’s legacy and future. So many of the family members have been dispatched when they should not have been. I do not want anymore resurrections but this seems a solid course correction. Now please grow from here!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I wouldn’t mind seeing AJ rise again..lol..he shouldn’t have left the building in the first place. Lol, maybe they can make his death a product of Tracy’s ” infestation”. They can say it was wishful thinking during the relish war and was just one long wish fulfillment dream. Now, she’/s cured…enter AJ alive and well back at the mansion. I know…a tad too far fetched. Ok, no it isn’t ie masks, aliens world freeze, hints at vampires. Maybe we have room for one more….

Harry
Harry

I totally concur, Rebecca.
I do adore Tracy and don’t mind her showing her softer side. But I would really like some good old fashioned bantering to transpire between Monica and Tracy.
I remember the good old days when Tracy screamed at Monica that she needs to go back to the gutters from whence she came.
Those were the good old days.
I would like Tracy to hook up with Doctor Mayo. Why? Because he barks at people the same way Edward did and Tracy still has Daddy issues. I could see him as the new patriarch of the house.

Timmm
Timmm

Mr. Fairman stepped in last week and ask us to be nice. I am going to be REAL nice here! The newest writers, Jean and Shelly promised stories, focus on the hospital and legacy characters. Ladies, you did it! Thank you! In the past you wouldnt have seen that scene with Tracy and the announcement the the Q’s got back ELQ. It would have only been mentioned and we would have never seen Tracy, Monica and Michael together. It was SO freakin great to see this scene. Some say Anthony Geary passed the torch to Sonny when he went off into the fog. No, I think Jane Elliot is the prize piece on GH. She was just amazing in the hospital with her feelings and emotions on getting back ELQ and humbling herself to tip her hat at Jason. The only thing different in that scene I had wished for is for Billy Miller to show SOME kind of emotions OR have him grab his head as he was leaving, fall to the ground and pass out. Calling Dr. Lizard, calling Dr. Lizard! Oh, he is passed out! Finn could be the one to pull Jason out of his fog and give him a true identity Thank you Jean and Shelly!

Fanny
Fanny

Nicely put about Jean & Shelly… Wrapping up older storylines, adding
a fresh outlook on mixing & matching unsuspecting characters together works.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s the funniest thing… Jason Quartermaine… has no personality

“has NO PERSON’ality”

he’s a Quartermaine with no wherewithal

he returned ELQ to…

???? is this… what? a pledge… a bit of move…

he’s stuck with Sam…. he’s stuck with Carly and Sonny

he’s just NOT present

what’s the point ? after all this time

Sam never had a moment…. Jason is just as lame… no trigger no means no IN the moment… just slay as the cutesy cutesy couple

what a waste of Billy Miller

jesus… just stick him now.. with Carly and Sam.. and end it all

be done with this part of GH

bye bye

Timmm
Timmm

Patrick, I agree with you 100 percent! Billy Miller is a good actor. The writers need to shift gears NOW before his contract is up and he wasted two years of his/our life! MAYBE by him being the one to get the shares back this is a step towards his Quatermaine roots? They better hurry!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Awwwww, my Timmmy. You are so sensitive and sentimental. Not too many men would show that side of themselves. Love it, Timmm, and I agree. I was just as pleased with the turn of events. Kudos to the writers.
I just wish that Michael would stop wearing two faces. Not very becoming. He turned his back on his real father and the Q name. He does not deserve to run ELQ for so many reasons.
Therefore, I do hope ‘the ladies’ will remedy that by showing Michael the error of his ways. Shine a light on it !!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Sweet Cee, thank you for the compliment, I dont hold anything back! Whether its sugar or spice, I dont think twice, I say it like it is and hopefully it comes out nice! But anyway, communication baby, if you cannot communicate feelings and emotions, people get hurt and thats no fun, enjoy life while you can! AND, I am enjoying the reemergence of the Quartermaines. I dont know why Michael gets front and center? Yes it was a gift from Jason BUT they havent been to close since Billy has been playing Jason. Why doesnt Tracy get to run the company? Bye baby!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Timmm.
Hey, Timmmy,
I am stating a fact….just as you call ’em as you see ’em; so do I. You are the ‘bestest’ of the best.
And, yes, Tracy should run ELQ, albeit she contributed to its downfall by trusting Fluke.
I think she will not make the mistake of trusting a man again. I think she has become very cynical where men are concerned.
I also think her emotions are all over the place now….something is a-stir in that head of hers. So, perhaps ELQ should not be in her hands right now. Michael will need guidance. Can you imagine Sonny being that someone? There would definitely be an uprising.
Did Jason make a mistake by giving Michael this power? He was doing well before the Cassadine takeover. Once Tracy is herself again, I’m sure the writers will make it so that she and Michael can co-run the enterprise.
And, my Timmmy……to reply to your comment on the previous site…..I doubt Griffin and Liz will have a GO at love. He will be too busy with Maxie…..there is romance in the making. How lucky is she? Two masterpieces at her disposal. Oh, shucks !! I’d love to walk in her Jimmy Choos. Luv-ya!!

Shay
Shay

@Timmm….I always enjoy hearing your gentlemanly views! Yes, Luke was a real roue’ who probably never deserved the likes of Laura, and we should thank our lucky stars that she wasn’t reunited with him in the end. (Although what I was looking for was a respectful acknowledgement and fond farewell between former spouses/parents of two children, not necessarily a full-on rapprochement and resumption of a long-lost love, which Geary refused to give us….but that is now water under the bridge.)

Shay
Shay

Whoops! Sent too soon, there Timmster! To continue: Having said that, I’m absolutely thrilled that Laura has finally found a man worthy of her attentions and affections….it’s been a long time coming, when you consider she started with the once rather dreamy Scotty, then pivoted to Luke—with brief and not always willing, intervals of those Cassadines, Stavros and Stephan—back to Luke and lastly—and unsuccessfully—to that shyster Scotty again! Kevin is the perfect type of guy for her, and she is the right sort of woman for him….far better than that tawdry tramp, Lucy! I do so hope that they have a long and happy relationship, including, yes, marriage, and that they become the moral center of GH. That’s something this soap has needed for an absolute age, and those two would be the right couple to do just that. As for Luke’s less-than-stellar reputation—and track record—with the ladies, he may be the worst offender, but certainly not the only one to come out of Port Charles….one of my biggest problems with too many of the males on the current GH canvas is that they are total sleazeballs…Sonny, Ric, Dante, Scotty, Franco, Julian, Carlos, and now even Paul, for whom I had much higher hopes. They all make my skin crawl….as does the fact that their women have such low standards as to be willing to put up with them!

Fanny
Fanny

I like a kind and gentler Tracy…as long as she retains her strength.
LOVE the Laura and Kevin connection…hope it moves In a forward
and positive direction. Laura will probably also need his sage advice
when “they” discover what it is she Loved & Lost.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Fanny,
I am so happy for Laura….I hope this goes somewhere. I remember how everyone wanted Laura in a long-lasting and meaningful relationship. Kevin was one of the men mentioned. They are so at ease with each other. I like the prospect of a few more ‘sightings’ between these two. A bientot, ma chere.

Patrick
Patrick

yeah! adult…. means

a yearn of eye to eye…

a connect so sensuous.. meow! yikes! sterling… all out

Kevin Collins “command”

woah…

Laura pulls

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee Sweetheart… I feel the same, so very pleased they
chose Kevin for Laura, I’d like for this friendship to morph into
a ROMANCE for them both… Unexpected, but surprisingly welcome.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Fanny…as I mentioned to Patrick above Im thinking this isn’t a kinder, gentler Tracy. I THINK…could be wrong…but I think her emotions are all over the place due to the worms and/or surgery. As Jason way back when became Stone Cold because his emotions were suppressed during his surgery years ago, I think Tracy’s might be magnified or at least not under her ability to control…

Fanny
Fanny

@Rebecca Hi, if that’s the case we’re in for quite a bumpy ride…
While everyone is still in a jovial mood due to Jason’s generosity of
returning ELQ to the FAMILY… Michael should take his Cue from
Jason and offer Tracy a position at ELQ, it’s what she longs for.

Shay
Shay

Oui, Fanny! At long last love for Laura! It’s about time, eh??? I do so hope I am not the only one who is looking forward to a realistic, yet joyful, portrayal of a romance between two people of a “certain age” who have found one another, especially after each having experienced heartbreak from undeserving spouses. There is certainly something to be said for a meeting of the minds, an easy rapport, an intelligent dialogue that can actually be far more sensual than acting like hormonally-unhinged teenagers in heat 24/7 and swinging from the chandeliers, and I do believe that Laura and Kevin are the perfect pair to prove just that with a relationship that is sophisticated, yet also very sweet and unexpected for the both of them.. I would adore seeing these two morph into a Nick and Nora Charles sort of couple….given their personal penchants for the mysterious and adventurous aspects of life, I should think such a direction would be quite possible!

su0000
su0000

LOL..
ok– ”love for Laura..
I can’t wait for the bedroom getting it on scenes… ahaa!

Harry
Harry

Nick and Norah Charles? Love it, Shay. I love Dr Kevin Collins and the actor who plays him is amazing. Love Laura and I love Kevin–here are two good people who are actually worthy of each other.
I remember way back in the day when he played his evil, psychotic twin brother, Dr Ryan Collins. In fact, viewers were introduced to Ryan first when he became obsessed with Felicia. I cannot recall the circumstances, but Ryan found a note from Mac which was meant for Felicia. Ryan found the note before Felicia did and promptly put it in his mouth and chewed it up while manically, and yet innocently, smiling. In a later interview the actor said the chewing of the note was his idea and his call. Ryan was a chilling and psychologically compelling and fascinating character played by an incredibly talented actor.
And get the irony–he managed to chew the note without chewing the scenery like some other actors I can name (looking at you Stafford and West).

Shay
Shay

@su0000….I think you have Kevin and Laura mixed up with another so-called “mature” couple who shall remain nameless….they’re the ones who are all about the bedroom scenes! Hopefully, this lovely new pairing will have a lot more on their plate than just constant, unabated nookie!!!!

Shay
Shay

@Harry….And perhaps an adorable dog named “Asta” to complete this pretty picture of a pair? Whilst I was not that engaged in GH during the Dr. Ryan days, I do recall a few rather off-putting scenes with the psycho “psychologist,” though I sadly missed that “Mac memo”-munching moment…..and by the way, my compliments on your delightful example of comparing and contrasting Lindstrom’s use of skillfully subtle acting techniques with others who, well, don’t. Also,on the subject of Franco, for the longest time I have been endeavoring to figure out who RoHo calls to mind when he plays that mocking, bohemian man-child, and it finally hit me this weekend when I happened upon a vintage Dobie Gillis episode….it’s Maynard G. Krebs! (Particularly when Howarth is rocking the funky facial hair look…..) The similarities in their delivery and cadence is uncanny!

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay,hi… Chandeliers only seem to work for “War of the Roses”
and Sia..

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Su, I definately think it’s about time Laura gets to swing, hang and do all sorts of contortions from the chandelier and any other place she and whomever, maybe Kevin, maybe someone else, choose. It us, after all, love un the afternoon! 😉

Timmm
Timmm

Hi Shay, if I can put my two cents in here. You know how much I love[d] Luke! I sided with Tony Geary when he chastised the L&L lovers who wanted them back together and to ride off into the fog. Its over and HAS been over for some time. He has slept with countless women. Laura, we dont know about her sex life but today is a new day for her and like you said, for them to portray an ADULT relationship. Romance anyone? Here is something we know for a fact. Men never grow up and women do. Imagine staying with Luke, a guy on his sixties who guzzles booze, smokes cigars and is useless as a father! Why the hell would Laura want THAT! Kevin is a clean cut professional who has class and respectability. Yes, I hope him and Laura romantically connect and fall in love. Can you imagine Luke rolling back into town after his 1000th adventure and be introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Collins? Love it!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey again, Fanny. Cue-Q…great play on words and very appropro. I was actually thrilled when Michael got ELQ the first round because it deepened his ties to the Q’s and was a punch to the gut to Sonny and Carly as he rejected all things Corinthos. Now that he’s done an about-face and barely mentions AJ, I’m less than thrilled he got it back…UNLESS it deepens his ties to the Q’s again. Lol, I think Tracy might be a weepy mess for a while. We shall see…

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….Okay, I’ll go there….AND Julian and Alexis! (You know it’s true….they’ll do it anytime, anywhere…..) I’ve been expecting an “al fresco” scene of them engaging in “afternoon delight” ala the bushes, what with all the outdoor film shots GH has suddenly embraced (with limited success, in my opinion. I have yet to see the point, other than for variety’s sake. It’s not as if the show went on location to a pivotal venue or anything special like that….)

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay….how right You R on the unimpressive outdoor scenes.
Including the makeshift Ecuadorian location… Looked more like
the back lot of the studio. As for Alexis deciding to defend Carlos…
All that’s going to get her is a conjugal visit with her husband Julian
behind bars, might not be such a “delight in the afternoon” after all..

Timmm
Timmm

Shay, I think that Julian and Alexis are in for a cold shower so to speak! Julian is going to get shot and will fight for his life probably by May? Fear not though, when he turns the corner BUT is under strict restrictions that NO one is allowed to visit him in the hospital, Alexis will fit herself with a sexy nurses outfit and sneak in and check his blood pressure and his pulse. Whoaaaaaaaaaa! Ohhhhhhhhhh! Yeahhhhhhhh!

Shay
Shay

You know what would be even better, Timmm? If it were Olivia in that nurse’s uniform! Hah! (Or Heather, if you want some comic relief….it’s about time Ms. Webber makes another nuthouse break for Port Charles! Where has she been and WHAT has she been up to all these months offscreen?????)

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….I do so hear you on those remote shoots! It was quite one thing for Maxie and Nathan to have their romantic little picnic in the great outdoors….but to keep placing all those insignificant scenes in the same vicinity was a bit much. Especially the one with Ava and Julian meeting in the “woods.” I was waiting for the camera to start lurching and shaking about like that of “The Blair Witch Project!”

Shay
Shay

Oh, and as far as Alexis getting any sort of conjugal visit, Fanny? The only bars she should be seeing are those in her own cell for being complicit in the cover-up of Julian’s role in Duke’s death. Her complete disregard for the law because she doesn’t want to lose her bedmate is a total abuse of the system….and the fact that she’s so willingly representing a cold-blooded mad-dog killer like Carlos in the process of saving her sweetie’s guilty-as-sin behind makes it even worse.

Shell
Shell

I am loving the Q’s getting their company back. I would love to see Jane nominated. I was sad for Tracy for not being able to have any shares of ELQ with this new change though. I think after every thing she has gone through and after everything she has done to try to get the company back, she deserves some shares. I would like to see her have some say in how the business is run also. I would like to see her and Michael work as a team in running the company. It would also make for some funny banter between them.

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

GH could use more Q moments like that…

Timmm
Timmm

We are ALL broken records Jimmy! And think about it, there is so much history with the Q’s, the stories basically write themselves! The need to ink Wally Kurth and bring in Jimmy Lee Holt to stir up trouble!

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

I agree…

Mister Media
Mister Media

I loved this episode. It had a lot of heart and was well written and beautifully acted. I enjoy Jason with the Quartermaines and am relieved that he has not returned to his mob enforcer, Sonny-loving former ways. Jane Elliot is GOLD.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I’m really enjoying GH right now. Monica, Tracy, Ned, Anna…more good than bad going on right now with this show. I’ll focus on the positive.

mark
mark

How boring when are we gonna have spies romance freezing the world and love on the run again? A blank screen is preferable to this!

su0000
su0000

That is nice, real nice that Jason got back ELQ..
But- there is ‘no intruge, ‘no excitement, ‘no drama, ‘no suspense ‘no anything it’s boring uneventful story telling.
GH has no life to it..
It is stale moldy uneventful anticlimactic drab storytelling..
I want my GH back..

Soaps have villians. We love them we hate hate but a villain is a key character.
GH has not one villain.. Everyone is love and peace in love with everyone and that is the opposite of what a great soap is..

Unless GH gets new dramatic writers it will die ..

Again, it was nice real nice that Jason got ELQ back, with little effort no drama, it was nice.

Patrick
Patrick

thank you.. it pisses me off….. royally

Jason and Sam… in matching leather coats… to boot

just smoldered their way… IN wilderbeasts… I mean wildemeare

and pissed on Nicholas…

give me an expletive break… I could just SPIT

where do we go from here ?

I’m so mad at Laura right now… Cassadine my ass… she better step up to the plate

Hayden is dead

i’m just livid at the returns for… Nicholas

Laura can ram that key out of sight out of mind… if it doesn’t help Cassadine

CeeCee
CeeCee

The key opens the portrait, dear Patrick. Why have ‘they’ stopped pursuing that?
Another string left dangling. I’d like to SPIT right alongside with you, LOL, if you show me how!!!!
You were right the first time….Winderbeests!!!!!! I think Jason and Nikolas complement each other; one, a prince; the other, a bull. What do we get? Minotaur.
The question is, where is Theseus? I would very much like Jason Quartermaine to be that hero.
Furthermore, who would Jason Q choose? Sam, Liz or someone else?
So far, I do not like Jason ( which is killing me saying it, as I love my Billy). I liked Jake, though…..I would love to meet Jason Q, Patrick.

Aria
Aria

Is it just me but JASON made sure everyone got their stock back n Sam made sure Danny got his piece but no mention of little jake getting anything??

Ari
Ari

well if Jason is a stand up person, he will make sure his first born son gets some of his shares. Time will tell

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good catch, Aria. That went right over my head. Wow and double WOW!!!!.
Are we to forget Jake is also Jason’s son??

Rose
Rose

I’m no expert on The Actor’s Studio (great show no longer airing new episodes), but when I watch Maurice/Sonny and Jeffrey/Carlos together in their scenes at the church they seem to have the same type of acting style from this school…intense. I thought they worked really well together. Jeffrey Vincent Parise is such a good actor. Loved him as a priest, cleaned up, with hair combed. Throw in Anna and Wow!

Patrick
Patrick

…. “thank, you, Rose”

polished or not… Jeffrey Vincent Parise… is enigmatic

he solidifies all scenes he’s in

i’m cheerleaded his character from the start… and yes… there’s ooh la la

for me… he’s too thin…

no matter.. the dynamic be brings…with the whole CAST… is obvious

I even thought…. what if…. ? Carlos and Anna… sparked

OK… knock me out

Sabrina and Michael… REEL
Carlos and Sabrina magnet

i’m just so ecstatic that Jeffrey Vincent Parise… IS spotlighted

love him

Rose
Rose

Patrick…OMG…Anna and Carlos are in jail cells next to each other. Not sure they will “spark” but it has great potential for igniting embers.

Timmm
Timmm

It reminds me of the Tele Nova style of soap acting!

Shay
Shay

Yes, Timmm!….I’ve commented before on that very notion regarding GH’s schizophrenic nature…..one minute it’s a traditional soap, the next, it has a gritty, urban vibe, and then it’s goes all melodramatic ala telenovela, depending upon which characters are being presented at the time.. I’m really not into the use of combined styles, myself…..I would prefer a return to the tried and true formula of romance and adventure via “Love in the Afternoon.”

Alan
Alan

There is no way Michael should be in charge of ELQ after forgiving Sonny for murdering his biological father AJ Quartermaine who was also Jason’s half-brother, Monica’s son, and Tracy’s nephew.

With judgement skills like that it is only a matter of time before he hires Rachel Berlin (daughter of Raymond Berlin, master of the off-camera Ponzi scheme) or Claudette (the off-camera green card cravin’ French-Canadian ex-wife of Nathan)…

Harry
Harry

Alan, I do so agree with you. I bristled when Michael assured Sonny that he would never forgo the Corrinthos name.
Does any one even remember that Sonny killed AJ in cold blood? Is Jason ever going to find out?
While Sonny self righteously seeks vengeance for the death of Duke, does it ever occur to that gun toting, Missing Link with impulse control issues that NO ONE has ever attained vengeance and justice for his killing AJ?

Shay
Shay

How well put, Harry…and Alan, too!!! Mikey is one of the most unevolved characters currently on the GH canvas….he’s been Mr. Nice Guy then a full-on hot-headed, revenge-fueled petulant punk and now he’s returned to his former jolly self as if nothing out-of-the-ordinary had transpired in these past few years….it’s just business as usual, and he’s right back to happily straddling those two worlds in which he’s always found himself….enjoying the privileges of both, and having the qualifications to lead no entity, legitimate or otherwise. If any character needs a huge overhaul, it’s this one, and that notion also extends to his beyond stale relationship with Sabs….looks like they’ll soon be recycling that nonsense, too. Oh, please spare me the rerun….If there’s anything that can help this uncharacteristically too sweet Tracy regain her bite, tout de suite, it should be the idea that the keys to the Quartermaine kingdom are once again being guarded by this amateur. Get well soon, TAQ….very soon!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Harry, I paid my respects to the ladies who are currently writing BUT there are holes and I wonder if the will get filled. Michael should NEVER forgive Sonny for killing his FATHER! He can be civil but he went overboard proclaiming his Corinthos loyalty! And yes, why doesnt Sam tell Sleepy [Billy Miller] that Sonny killed his brother?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Harry,
This is my second post…..as I was typing, my comment was lost in Cyber graveyard, LOL. So, I hope there will not be a facsimile.
Yes, we heard Nina’s name endlessly before she made an appearance. However, we knew, through the grapevine, Stafford was definitely coming.
I knew instantly by the white glives in Nathan’s tux, that some girl eould eventually materialize. I actually thought Claudette ( grrr, that name….) would be a New York High Society debutante introduced to him by MadMaddie. I never thought it was an illegal ‘Canadienne Francaise’ looking for a Green Card.
She will come to PC for the expressed reason of breaking up Nathan and Maxie. Claudette will avow her newly-discovered feelings for Nathan’s unrequieted love, those many years ago.
Or, she just wants her gloves back. LOL.
Now, the same could be said for Griffin. He will also become a major player in the break-up. Too many ‘accidental’, strained ‘meetings’.
Maxie and he have found a common bond. Duke was Felicia’s and Mac’s dear and steadfast friend. Perhaps this news will return Mac and Felicia to us.

Rose
Rose

Alan/Harry…I think you’re right about Michael’s choice of name as well as giving AJ/Avery back to Sonny. He could at least have gone with Quartermaine-Corrinthos for his last name. But at least he chose ELQ over Sonny’s “business.” So I will give Michael a little rope…he’s still growing up….and hope for the best because I want the Q’s to become relevant again. And you know Ned and Tracy will somehow get involved and “help” him.

Timmm
Timmm

Rose, Michael has David Thomitis! from Y&R. A good actor who played Billy and then he came back to the role years later when Billy Miller left and he was lost BECAUSE he looks 13 and he is 30ish but NOTHING he said especially in scenes with Eric Braeden was believable! Michael Corinthos is the same. Chad is a nice guy but they need to man up Michael and he needs to be believable as a businessman or go after Sonny and put him in his place! So, in other words, its time to recast Michael.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Lordy Lord, Alan…..you said ‘Claudette’!!!! Now, I have to go somewhere private and scream!!

Harry
Harry

Cee Cee, if orange is the new black then Claudette is the new Nina.
Remember how Silas waxed poetics about Nina months before Stafford ever darkened the door way? Now we are watching Robocop do the same thing with Claudette.
….and video killed the radio star.

Shay
Shay

@Harry….I hear you! I also recently made that comparison to the massive buildup (and total letdown….) of the huge “LaNina” bomb to the foreshadowed arrival of Claudette. (Just not as colorfully or as brilliantly as you just have…..) I sincerely hope we are not in for another character failure of likewise epic proportions.

Shay
Shay

@Harry….I hear you! I recently made a similar comparison to the massive buildup (and total letdown….) of the “LaNina” bomb to the foreshadowed arrival of Claudette. (Although not nearly as colorfully or brilliantly as you just have….) I sincerely hope that does not portend yet another failed character of likewise epic proportions.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hey, Shay,
What are the chances Raymond Berlin will also come visit? Or, is he dead?
He may show up with Claudette. Ray could have sought asylum in Canada; met Claudette and married her.

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl! It sounds to me like the whole Berlin brood is going to be showing up in Port Charles quite soon. Definitely Rachel’s mum, and with all the repeated (and I do mean, REPEATED!) references to “Raymond Berlin,” it also would seem that “Shady Ray” is on the way! Needless to say, I’m not thrilled with adding more newbies simply to justify the ongoing presence of another (unnecessary) newbie….it’s just too much….however, with the showrunners’ predilection for adding new characters, we’ll probably get bros and sisses for Rachel, too. Sheesh! Who knows? Perhaps “Claudette” is une “Canadienne Cousine” ala Rachel.

Charday
Charday

Yeah, Sonny became repulsive to me after murdering AJ, and also is an unredeemable character. I’m still waiting on Monica to confront Sonny about this.

Charday
Charday

The current Quartermaines storyline–seeing Monica regularly again, Ned, Tracy, etc.–have me enjoying GH again.

Melissa
Melissa

Spot on!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Perfectly said Harry. Agree with every word!

Alan, too funny! “Rachel Berlin, dsughter of Raymond Berlin…” If one more character says that…it’s like a few weeks ago when everyone referred o Shriners Hospital for Children and repeated the same info every other sentence! Would be rather interesting ifsomehow “Rachel” somehow got a spot in ELQ

rebecca1
rebecca1

Ha Harry! That’s a great idea! I’m not sure of two things though…is Dr. Grumpy going to be on staff or was he just a stark contrast to gentle Dr. Munro. And Edward was a lot of bark but a mushball at heart…Dr. Grumpy might be all mean all the time.

Timmm
Timmm

We all love our legacy characters BUT I am all for casting the Berlin family. Whether you like her or not, Hayden is knee deep into a big story that involves Nick and the Q’s. Now that the Q’s have ELQ back, I would bring in Raymond Berlin and his wife. Raymond would be there for Hayden OR not and also he could go after ELQ. Michael cannot be at the helm though. They need a stronger leader such as Tracy or Ned.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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