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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jax Returns To Comfort Carly As Morgan's Funeral Approaches!



November Sweeps on General Hospital has been filled with emotional storylines and emotionally-charged performances.  That continued on Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series in several instances.  First, fan favorite Ingo Rademacher returned as Jax.  This time Jax is back in Port Charles to be there for Carly (Laura Wright) as she prepares to say goodbye to Morgan at this upcoming funeral.

In tender scenes played to perfection by Ingo and Laura Wright, Jax and Carly talk about the times when Jax was Morgan’s “dad” and how much he loved him like his own, son.  Carly is still guilt-ridden over the choices in her life, chief among them allowing Sonny back into it, and whose life in the mob she believes ultimately killed Morgan.  Nelle (Chloe Lanier) walks in on a comforting hug between two exes and seems to misinterpret what she sees!  What will she do with what she thinks she “saw”?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) talks with Griffin (Matt Cohen) inside the church. It is apparent that something very heavy is happening inside the heart and mind of Sonny.   With tears in his eyes, he tells Griffin that Duke would have been proud of him and that after Morgan’s funeral to please look after his family.  What will happen to Sonny?  Maurice Benard once again showed us Sonny’s sadness and guilt without overplaying it.

Then there is the incomparable Genie Francis (Laura)!  In scenes between Laura and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn), she learns that according to the second set of documents, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) is the oldest living heir and owner of Wyndemere.   A downtrodden Laura breaks down in front of Alexis.  She realizes Nikolas’ could have died in vain.   Inconsolable, she heads back to Wyndemere preparing to move out.   When she gets there, Hayden (Rebecca Budig) shows up after being contaminated with the same mysterious illness as Finn (Michael Easton) has.   Laura leaves Hayden alone, and then Hayden passes out on the floor.

And as expected, Alexis is questioning if she has a drinking problem, especially after passing out drunk and endangering the life of her grandson, and Valentin and Nina (Michelle Stafford) reconnect, especially when she learns he is the supposed baby-daddy to young Charlotte.   Is Charlotte the answer to Nina’s prayers to raise a child?

So, what was your favorite emotional moment on Wednesday’s episode of GH? Glad Jax came back to town to support Carly in her time of need? Comment below!

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Not a Jax fan so no I’m not happy he’s back. Plus I’m in the camp that believes he knows more about Nelly than he’s letting on. I can’t wait for it to come out that Sonny’s innocent and that Julian did this to frame Sonny and get rid of him. Just hope it happens before Carly does something stupid and Sonny does as well. I hope I’m wrong but I think Sonny is planning to kill himself after Morgan’s funeral.

I think Sonny is going to enter the priesthood or become a monk. Wouldn’t that be a shocker?!?

I agree Julian set Sonny up I have said that from tha from the beginning …..Jax knows alot more about Nell get her away from Michael before it’s to damn late ….she’s up to no good….I”m hoping Morgan show’s up b4 Sonny does something stupid…..I think he will for some reason or maybe Nell will say something (not)

Need to go to a seminary and get a PhD first. LOL. No way, no how, Rodd. But, I appreciate your humor.

Oh how dare the show make Sonny look bad. I still don’t care about Sonny and Carly ‘s pain. Too bad Nikolas isn’t getting this much mourning from his family.

Jackass Julian sure didn’t like the questions he was getting from Curtiss today.. That showed guilt right there, if you ask me.

Do you think there could be a chance Julian has Morgan, Violet?

@ Melly…Even if Sonny was or is planning on killing himself…you know he’s not going to die…we already had him in a wheelchair so I doubt they’re going back there…no..Jason will scream out…”Sonny! you’re not responsible! It wasn’t your hit!” Then Sonny…instead of having learned anything about violence will go on a rampage of revenge…

At this point just don’t need another funeral.

And Michael has already completely forgotten about Sabrina, just like Nikolas was barely mourned. Morgan, on the other hand, because he is a Corinthos, will be mourned dramatically for months and eventually return.

So will Nikolas, come back. But, that’s a good point, John Paul.

I thought about that as well John Paul. I understand Michael’s devastated…mourning..his brother. But I think having lost two people he loves back-to-back he’d be lamenting his own life…crying in despair for both. ” Sabrina…Morgan..I can’t believe I lost you both…” You’d think somewhere he’d crack and we’d see him she’ll-shocked from the cumulative effect. Instead everywhere he turns. Creeping/creepy Nell is standing in front of him with that “soft, soothing” voice that makes me want to SCREAM!

ohh wow! Ingo !
His eyes! 0ooh geez, luv em ..
I could care less about the story I’ll just look at him 😉

Maybe not the golden locks of yore, but glad to see he let his hair grow out .

I noticed that this time around. Yikes !

google Josh Kelly… ex-Cutter, OLTL

these two look so much alike


“Golden locks of yore…..” Good one, Rose! Perhaps a bit of “frost and tip” would not go amiss?????

I’ve always thought… Ingo Rademacher has eyes like our nations state bird…
the bald eagle.

take no prisoners…you will fall under his spell

with that accent…. done in

Oh, Patrick, my friend!! Of all the beautiful wonders in the world in which to liken Ingo’s eyes; you choose the bald eagle? I am having a great belly laugh. How about the azure sea looking over Waikiki harbor? Or the blue iris?
I know you are being facetious and sarcastic. It worked. Love it!!
Unfortunately I did not fall under his spell. But, I am definitely under yours, Patrick.

Haha…it is a funny comparison CeeCee and I like your descriptive! But I think…may be wrong…but I think Patrick was serious. The bald eagle has eyes penetrating eyes…albeit yellow..but the stare, the intensity. Input they’re striking and perhaps simiilar in their gaze…

Suooo, I’d like to take a swim in those cobalt blue eyes. Club Med should build a resort around those eyes,

He certainly is a handsome man. I guess all the ladies love those eyes. They look like opals to me. It’s hard to tell what color they actually are. Love the actor, but just don’t trust Jax.

Jax is good. No matter what he does…he’s a non-violent, always with good intentions, man. Still a shark when it comes to business…uses his connections when he has to, but he usually is the one combatting crime, even his brother’s. But I do think that he probably went thru some questionable measures to get Joss her kidney…and he’s wary…or suspicious, of Nell.

I do not think Duke would be proud of Sonny if he took the “cowards” way out. I think Sonny intends on turning himself in, possibly to Dante.

Hmmmm. Good point, Violet. Does Sonny have the moxie to kill himself? Who cares about Duke?
If Sonny does not go through with this show of bravado, it definitely would not be because he is ruminating what Duke thinks about it, right now.
This entire staging is complete tomfoolery, as we know the point of gun-in-hand is moot.
He is not even thinking straight. Is he a coward? Or is he just feeling nothing, but misery?
Personally? I do not care. I think he should just go away. But, I doubt it.

I did not feel ” the funeral atmosphere”. The only one who touched me was Laura Wright. Everyone else’s acting was perfunctory.
I would love to be Sonny’s consigliere. I would steer him towards the path of righteousness. LOL.

Sorry, a Carly fan I am not. She’s falling all over Jason and Jax, letting them console her, while Sonny mourns with his exxes who give him more love and consolation than his own wife. Carly knew what Sonny’s “occupation” was , and though she whined about it constantly, she chose to stay married to him. As long as life was running smoothly, it was OK. The minute something bad happens, she’s out the door, skirts flapping. I hope when the dust settles and they find out who the real bomber was and that pathetic Morgan returns, she will go to Sonny with a half-ass apology , and he tells her what to do with it, and reminds her what “for better or worse” really means.

Hi, Violet,
I am not a fan of Carly either. I agree with everything you said.
I was specifically pointing out what a wondrous and talented actress Laura Wright is!!!!! We must separate the two.
I do not think anyone can deny the fact that she can certainly emote the grieving mother. It is all relative, I suppose… least, for me.

the emotional beats… as it were… were played out

I will not turn a blind eye when it comes to the shows focus… Sonny and Carly

I do not see them as the show. it just bugs me

how can GH focus so much on this one family when they have nothing to bring as solid act

I can pinpoint only 3 times.. when it seemed there was leverage and continuity to MB’ Sonny.

1. the brawl with Scotty
2. his talk with Alexis
3. his moment with Olivia

Laura Wright is trotted out for “emotional beat” lol… ok.. this is supposed to mean something after all her in your face mamma bear


this is going to be over sooner than you think… whew

Sonny and Carly are what

I loved the whole show!!! I hope we find out who Nelle is really soon!!

I hope so too because as it stands now I detest the character. I don’t know if I’ve ever disliked a character so much. It’s not that she’s boring…I just resent her intrusion into Michael’s life…her faux concern. Although, sometimes I think she’s conflicted and feeling pangs of guilt for whatever she’s scheming…getting close to a family emotionally that she’s secretly working against. LOL..instead of being intrigued she makes me see red! It’s ridiculous that I feel that way but she just annoys me to no end.

Genie is always wonderful, given the right material. She is so beautiful, even when angry.
I am not into Jax, so far. Can’t put my finger on it. Contrary to popular belief, I do not find him attractive……I know, I know, how dare I?
However, looks are not what endears a character to me, I hope I am not that shallow. I just cannot take to him…..something about Jax….you know?
Obviously, there is a method and purpose to this ‘hug’. The writers are cooking something up.
What will Nelle do with what she saw? It depends what her role is. Thus far, everything about this girl is opaque… obscure. Does she have a thing for Sonny, and will use this to ingratiate herself to him? Or the same could apply with Jax. Does she have feelings for Jax?
Or, ( lol), I could be completely off the mark and be something huge, staring at us. One way or another, Jax and Nelle are somehow linked… a BIG way.

I am so sorry to say this, but, this storyline holds no interest for me. Very boring!!
I am more involved with Valentin and Nina. I knew from the first time Charlotte’s name was mentioned that she was Valentin’s, and I said it, but, with Claudette anything is possible. I still believe Nathan and Charlotte are brother and sister.
Nina’s interest is piqued……as I said a few days ago, Valentin looks yummier and yummier to her, as Charlotte’s father. Hmmmmm!! Nina wants that little girl.

I don’t think the writers have a clear vision for Nelle. It seems that they are just throwing out loads of directions that character could possibly go. Why bring in someone new if you don’t know where she fits in? Just an opinion. Chloe is doing a good job of the in the aimless chemistry test tho

You’re right, of course, robbie. If the writers DO have a clear direction at the end of the tunnel, they are certainly taking their galling time. If the storyline showed any sign of drama, I would be captivated, as I am of Valentin’s and little Charlotte’s story.
Jax, Nelle, Carly, Joss hold no interest because this story is a bust. It is not an engaging story, regardless the mystery surrounding Nelle. I am not into her, albeit she is acting the part beautifully, as you say.

I think Nelle runs to Sonny and tells him Jax is back and comforting Carly.

Probable, Timmmy. The question still remains: WHY? What’s it to her? Know what I mean.
Chloe is a really inspiring, young actress. Nonetheless, Nelle’s subterfuge is far from inspiring.

I would like to interject that Laura Wright is incredibly credible ( intentional oxymoron) LOL.
She is soooo good!! My gosh, she makes me cry my heart out.

Kudos, milady!! You are soap royalty.

I am bored to the bone!
I FF stop and listen for 5 seconds and FF again, it is now routine.

Laura = miserable and crying
Alexis = miserable in self pity
Sonny = in a huge self pity party crying
Carly – deadly in self pity in a total crying jag (constantly
Finn = dying and miserable
Hayden = infected dying
Michael = miserable guilty pity
Liz – crying
and the miserable list goes on..

that is not entertainment nor an escape..
it is bringing misery into my living room, every day. I don’t need that crap.
note; not once, not once in over a year have I had a laugh, a smile, a chuckle or a lighthearted feelingmoments. GH= misery.

Suooo, I agree. The Mourning Morgan show has dragged on way too long and I am tired of Sonny making everything about him and putting his needs first.
I think the head writing team are making the same mistakes they made on Y&R–they seem to be making everything up as the go along.

All I can say, su?! You are cracking me up. All I need is you, to make me laugh.

You are so right!! Everything is so gloom and doom..No comedic release..It is just serial killing, or car bomb killing, hiding a child from a crazy Psycho and just mourning and sadness all around!!

Just like DOOL, a show I stop watching like 2 years ago due to the same sad and lingering stories, I will have to say bye to GH.

I want to be entertain!! Infuse some light hearted fun in the stories and some great romance!!

it’s certainly a good answer to at last giving Nina ; something

just to get her out of this obsession with wanting a child… which I totally understand… because I will not rest till NIna gets what she needs to move on

I have never seen , so quickly… a new character just take over… he’s the man. Valentin OWNS this show… the energy vibe and take note of Valentin is full on HERE.

at first I was like… how many times can a child here… from 3 different men, I’m your daddy. seeing the easy rapport and comfort level with Valentin and Charlotte clinched the deal…. they belong together. and if Valentin wants Nina… and she has her motivations… so be it

Valentin has exploded all over

who needs Sonny and Julian now ?

Hey Patrick,
You know it, baby….Valentin came back with all the majesty due him, the second time around. He is sooooo transfixing….HOT. Old enough to be my father, lol, but who cares… intriguing, is he!!
As I said, as soon as Claudette informed us that she had been involved with Valentin, and was on the run from him while hiding her child to boot; it was so easy for me to come to that conclusion.
I never believed Charlotte was either Nathan’s or Griffin’s.
However, that is not to say the writers won’t steer away from Valentin as the father. We shall see.
I do believe this is the case, but, one never knows.

Was Lucas ever shown…thought he be there for Carly…and i still believe like i said before Julian put the bomb in his own car to frame Sonny…Stress and high blood pressure-been ill from it so ive missed some shows but seen some clips!!!…i never cared for the Jax character…is Nelle his daughter…Nina’s…Carlys???…Finn’s illness story-Hayden infected…feels like a filler story that is going nowhere-dont think the writers know what to do with ME again!!!…

I agree.. the writers do not know what to do with Michael Easton’ Dr. Finn

it’s been lame… talking in to that recorder… recording his thoughts.. for months now…

so…. Frank Valentini pet.. Rebecca Buddig is brought on to ??? get the audience to care that much more about this forced couple ?

what is this ? a romeo and Juliet move ? each drank the potion…so to speak

blah… who cares at this point… what happened with Sonny connections? if he can’t get the high he needs… who can?

the funniest part of this has to go to Brad… LOL… as he’s “complaining” to any one who’ll listen… even if it is Tracy and Liz… tho Liz was cute… “sounds like Finn is an addict”

Frank Valentini … you are getting as bad as DAYS EP Ken Corday… it’s criminal.

WHAT DO YOU SEE IN : Carly / Sonny / Jason / Sam / Alexis / Finn / Hayden
it pains me to add … Julian… want to add Franco… and def. Michael… Nell.

Jimh…Sorry to hear about your stress and high blood pressure, and what Su says in her comment if you scroll up doesn’t help. For a soap veteran like yourself you know to make them work and have loyal viewers for years, you don’t want continual misery like GH has had since Fluke. We need more love, happiness, adventure, stories with legacy characters and new one’s worked in in a meaningful “logical” way, and less over-the-top violent stories. Hope you feel better. 🙂

I didn’t notice Lucas, either, Jimmy. I have been sooo on the go this week, I have been watching peripherally; ‘in passing’, as it were. LOL.
I am still confused about what transpired between Brad and Finn…..didn’t even bother rewinding. So dumb….this strange disease afflicting Finn, and now Hayden? Strange. I am tired of the longevity of this story. FIND A CURE, ALREADY!!
It seems to me, someone on Sonny’s ‘team’ is a bomb-holding snitch.
And, Billy Miller, the tough guy, “ain’t” working for me.

Sorry but Hayden needs to go….They made her a Webber to keep RD but why I don’t know….Lots of useless characters here

I see where you are going with Nathan and charlotte as bro n sis but wouldn’t valentin been 2 and nathan was never proven to be a Cassidine at all. I’m with you valentin is hot and I want more of that story and get rid of sonny and his band already.

Valentin is hitting fifty, GRANTLOVER. Old enough to be Natan’s father. Dr. O had made us think Victor was Nathan’s father. But, by her cryptic words Shay assumed it was Valentin…..and, I agreed.
Katherine Gati is the same age as Nancy Grahn……
As is James Stuart aroundvthe same age as William deVry. Worked for them, LOL.
But, you are right, he was never proven to be a Cassadine. It makes sense, though. I guess the proof remains to be seen; that is when Liesl and Valentin come face to face…..her reaction will tell all.
Sonny may disappear for a bit, but he is a necessary evil…..he’ll be back.

@GRANTLOVER and Celia….There has been the suggestion that Anna and Valentin are siblings, as well. Hmmmm….that could be VERY interesting! As for KG and NLG being the same age, CeeCee???? The difference is that one’s character acts like an adult, albeit an occasionally criminally-insane one, whilst the other still hasn’t a clue what being mature means! And I cannot picture Dr. O. rolling around the floor during unabandoned inflagrante delicto even with a younger man….or her beloved Caesar!!!!

CeeCee..I’m not sure if you have the time or inclination but if you do…try to find clips on YouTube of jax when he first arrived to Pirt Charles. Short videos of him and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil), Jax and Alexis…from back when they were in their faux marriage, Jax being a father to Morgsn to try to shield him from Sonny’s dangerous life, Jax yelling at his criminal brother Jerry for his criminal ways…Jax was the light to Sonny’s darkness. Brenda Barrett fell in love with both Sonny and Jax as did Carly. they both chose Sonny in the end over him. Now THAT ‘s implausible! 😉 but, Sonny was quite the cutie back then and had the bad boy appeal…

Anyway, jax warned Brends, warned Carly, warned his best friend Alexis that Sonny was dangerous and would bring violence to their lives. That’s why it was in character for him, after he hugged Sonny ( by the way there was always a rivalry, animosity between them…Sonny tried to kill jax) but that’s why when he hugged him and felt the gun he was annoyed. Not scared, not worried for himself…but concerned because his daughter and others he loved were there…even at Mirgan’s funeral…Sonny had a gun. And then Alexis explained why… ( so, nothing shady, suspicious about max noticing the gun and being annoyed. totally in character.!

Hi, Rebecca,
Thank you for trying to ‘educate ‘ me on all things Jax.
LOL…I do think we went through this before: could be deja-vu. But, I did look him up….a few episodes and all.
I simply am not attracted to him…..nor do his looks appeal to me. I do not know why.
One of my favorite words is antipathy, which I picked up years ago during one of my HUMANITIES classes……’antipatico” , opposite of “simpatico”……great Italian words which are sometimes difficult to translate.
Now, he may be a nice guy….I shall see. I do take your word for it, though. He’s never here long enough for me to form an opinion…good, or bad. But, I can see what a seasoned actor he is. He is quite the thespian.
All I feel from him is a lot of tension when around Nelle, whom has bothered me from day one, and I said so. I guess, all of us think there’s more that meets the eye about these two. And, it is about THE “kidney” in relation with everyone involved. How involved is Jax? What’s the story? Do TPTB even know?
Someone used the word “squirrelly”—-that is a perfect description.
Later, Rebecca.

Love the chemistry between her and Jax. There was a time where I thought she and Jax should be together. That has changed for me though! Sonny and Carly are meant to be! Laura Wright and Maurice Bernard play so well off one another! Hate me all you want, but Sonny and Carly have to to be end game for me!

I like jax and Carly together…but she doesn’t deserve him. So back to Sonny she should go…

Jax. Jax. Jax. Jax. Ingo is really missed

You can see him on Hawaii Five O, but not every week.

Ingo appeared only a couple of times on Hawaii 5-0, I think….very short scenes. He is not a regular. Christopher Sean ( DOOL) appears much more often.

I am hoping that this means Frank, Jean and Shelly might be able to lure Ingo back full-time to the soap, because Carly and Jax were the ultimate in relationship goals. Jax was easily Carly’s best husband, and the chemistry there is fantastic; it’s high-time Jax returns permanently to Port Charles. The story is there and I have a feeling that Ingo would be open to a more permanently place at General Hospital.

Dittto, bring Jax back

I’d love him back as well but he lives in Hawaii. And though I agree he and Carly are great together, she doesn’t deserve him. She had him, she cheated on him, she left him. Just like she did to Franco. Not to mention all the wrongs she did to AJ. Jax deserves someone good, who completely loves him…ONLY him.

My favorite moments on the episode were watching the scenes between Laura and Alexis. Those 2 ladies know how to rock when they are with anybody but put them together and it makes for an Emmy winning reel for both actresses whether it’s for lead or supporting actress. As a matter of fact, I do think this episode could be submitted as the reel for GH when they put themselves in for the “Best Daytime Drama” award.

You got it, James!! Genie and Nancy are undeniably a representation of superior acting. The possess ‘le grandeur’, the innate talent coveted by many actresses/ actors.

Hey, Shay,
I intimated that Valentin and Anna had been lovers ( I know…tres impossible) , and Griffin is their child. Or, Valentin got cozy with one of Anna’s sisters, ergo, the reason he looks familiar to her.
So much is put on our collective plates, Shay; we come up we so many possible scenarios.
I suppose that’s a good thing.
As far as Liesl doing the rough and tumble with Valentin? How else would she have begotten Nathan? You had said that if not Victor, then the worst of the Cassadines could only be Valentin. Even if he is younger; their rock ‘n roll is still viable, n’est-ce pas?
Nonetheless, something is missing in this story. It is starting ti get as convoluted as Loco as Lukie-Flukie. I get bored very fast when storylines go around in circles.
Sometimes I feel I am watching a school play written by fifth graders.

Sorry, Shay, but: PS.
If Valentin and Dr. O were involved, TPTB could ‘adjust’ the age-thing as they did with Alexis and Julian, where Alexis is younger than Julian.
The thing is, Liesl and Valentin aren’t palatable as a couple, to me.
But, if memory serves me right, you had suggested that he may have taken ‘advantage’ of her.
The age thing kind of hurts when the girl is younger, as well. As you know, my husband is four years older, which is nothing now. But, when a girl is 14 and the boy she has a crush on is 18, that’s a big difference. He use to say to me, “Come back when you grow up, girl”( the song).
My acceptance of Alexis was a gradual thing. Instead of the character, I began looking at the actress. Before I started watching GH, I was not familiar with Nancy Grahn, so I really wasn’t interested one way or the other.
I did not think her ensembles were right for the courtroom. However, perhaps that is Alexis…..her personality. As much loved as Julian and Alexis are by the fans, i like her better without him.
Because I hold no resentment any longer, I can appreciate both the character and the actress now.
Not as much as I love Nina and Maxie, with a tinge of Anna and Laura ( i know Nina has a very dubious role), but, I do not become annoyed by Alexis any longer.
Ciao, bella.

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! Yes, I still maintain that whatever “involvement” between Valentin and Dr. O. that transpired was not of the consensual variety, hence the “age” thing is hardly an issue under such circumstances. Of course, I could be totally wrong in that assumption…just have to “wait and see” on that one. As for the possible link shared by Valentin and Anna? He could have been involved with her twin sister Alex (from AMC) or an even more plausible explanation is that they have the same mother (once portrayed by Samantha Eggar) who just happened to be named….ta da…”Charlotte!” At least that would provide a storyline evidenced by some forethought and creativity, although I still get the distinct impression they are just making up this scenario as they go along ala the Fluke example you have mentioned. In terms of Alexis, yes, she’ll always be a thorn in my side….I just don’t like her and probably never will….my antipathy regarding her forever grows, but perhaps it’s because I so fondly recall NLG’s incredible, charismatic Julia on “Santa Barbara” and feel her Alexis will never come up to snuff to that iconic character….she is but a pale and inadequate imitation with far too many shortcomings. I guess you just had to be there…LOL. Furthermore, I agree with your assessment of Laura, Anna and Maxie….all classic GH superchicks in their own imitable fashion, each with their own strengths and frailties, but always welcome in Port Charles. Not so much Nina….need I say more? I think not! Lastly, as far as your notion about Sonny’s inability to join the priesthood? You are forgetting we are in a parallel religious universe when it come to this soap’s highly-abridged and amended version of Catholicism….in the span of a week, we could have Father Corinthos materialize via an online Doctoral Degree in Divinity, a special dispensation from “Il Papa” and an immediate assignment as Head Pastor of St. Timothy’s….just saying. And while we’re at it, he may even have the unlikely ability to swing a place for Carly to join him in the rectory….I know, I know, the ultimate sacrilege, but we have been there before with this show now, haven’t we????

Oh, Shay, mia bella, you crack me up.
Sonny and Carly in the rectory—ahhh, the happy, moll -nun and the mob Monseigneur.
What a gun-totin’ pair!!
Yeah, I’m done getting annoyed at the writing…..Griffin etc. I have a long list of misguided concepts and innumerable liberties these writers take with religion…..specifically Roman Catholocism which is vastly different from the Byzantine ( Greek/Eastern orthodox). There are a few priests, a cardinal and bishop in my family….not to mention a couple of nuns.

I wish I had had the pleasure of knowing Nancy Grahn in a different ambiance. But, Alexis’ vulnerability now, is quite endearing to me.
I am looking forward to see how her ‘sisterly’ relationship with Valentin pans out. I find this guy fascinating. I am so glad he’s back. I’d like to be kept on my toes and get away from the soap doldrums. How intractable is he? Can Nina ‘domesticate’ him?
Although so much has been blowing in the wind about Valentin, he’s actually a tabula rasa… we really base our knowledge of him on speculation only, and not facts. Then again, I have not much of a Cassadine history.
The greatest twist would be if he ends up being a good Cassadine.
On the other hand, he could be in league with Nikolas, who is not dead….and, they are up to something. And, the “Charlotte” concept, you mention, is definitely something to cultivate.
You cannot imagine how I have longed just this very thig, Shay…..discussing characters with you, albeit I may seem callow, at times. LOL
Later, cara.

Oh, CeeCee….I’ve missed our “discussions,” too….I’m trying to make up for lost time this week! I know you are always quite busy, but do yourself a great favor when opportunity permits and take a gander at “Santa Barbara’s” Julia and Mason sometime… THERE’S a supercouple!!! When NLG arrived on that soap as “Julia Wainwright,” she was the formerly awkward, overweight, ugly-duckling younger sister of the rich, beautiful and glamorous “Augusta Lockridge” (played by DOOL’s Louise Sorel….) yet had somehow managed to become a brainy, hard-bodied, successful lawyer in her own right. Her character was really competent, no-nonsense and hardcore when it came to not suffering fools gladly—especially the male ones—-but she finally met her match and soulmate in Mason Capwell (Lane Davies) and they were utterly sublime together! Not in an easy-going, lovey-dovey sense….they were often challenged and separated through the many vicissitudes of soap life, but they were just always meant for each other and would make their way back time and time again. Mason was an acerbic, wealthy, highly-flawed and damaged bad boy with deep-seated parental issues….he often messed up to Julia’s vast disappointment—his demons were such that he really couldn’t help himself—but he was not a mobster or psychopath like the merry band of miscreants that GH’s Alexis cannot seem to resist, no matter the dire and repeated consequences of her constantly bad choices. Perhaps once you watch Julia, you will see why I find NLG’s current character to be so exasperating, ridiculous and lacking in my eyes….the difference between these two females is like night and day. I actually once surmised that if Julia had totally gone off the deep end and completely lost both her mojo and her man, she could have possibly been Alexis, but I truly cannot imagine her ever falling so far…she was such a strong, together character, no matter what life threw at her….she became so much more than a mere survivor, limping from disaster to disaster!!!! As for “Father Sonny,” glad you liked the vivid imagery…LOL…hey, one can never say never on GH when it comes to their interpretation of the Catholic faith…to say they play fast and loose with it is a gross understatement! (And, no, I shall not expound, but I do believe this is but another area where we could enjoy a most enjoyable and profound conversation….fashion, politics, literature, history, etc..etc…!) But a quick aside here…speaking of Claire Labine and Ryan’s Hope? Even though I only watched the tail end of that serial, it never ceased to amaze how the Irish-Catholic sensibilities were approached with such a great respect, sensitivity and sense of fidelity…she was a real stickler for that… how times have changed! Anyway, I’m not enough up-to-speed to further comment on Valentin….especially since I am somewhat skeptical his story will mesh all that much with the former Cassadines of yore, but I suppose we shall have to wait and see what’s in store with this mysterious dude. I’m just getting back to “real life” after the election, so maybe next time I’ll have more to say about him, but it probably would not surprise you to know that I’m less than thrilled with his pairing with Nina….there’s been too much desperate shuffling with her character trying to find a romantic fit for her, and I don’t feel like this is “The One” for her either… me, it seems likes she is another misfit character—like the happily-departed Sabs—who the showrunners are taking stabs in the dark to find a partner that works….then again, I could say the same for Hayden with Finn. I guess that’s just me….as my previous comments attest, I remember the days of the genuine supercouples and these temporary hookups and relationships of storywriting convenience we see on GH simply don’t cut it for me! Until next time!

Agreed… especially in the case of Laura Wright! It is so her year!

What I thought was funny today when Alexis swore to Sam that she had not drank while she had Danny with her, then implied that Lauren drank the whole bottle of wine by herself. I read a few weeks ago that she runs down Hayden in a drunken fog. I wonder when that is supposed to happen, after Finn saves her life, and then she gets run down by Alexis? Sounds kind of crazy, to say the least.

I missed a lot of that episode, Violet; and, I still haven’t caught up. Are you saying Alexis lied to Sam about having drunk multiple wine bottles, baking and consequently waking up to smoke/fire with Danny in her care? Wow! Did Sam figure out what happened?
I need to watch….LOL.

Jax is 1 million percent a better guy than Sonny boy! BUT, we dont know what the Aussie and Nelle’s connection is yet!

FINALLY Laura sheds a tear over Nick. I thought she was packing at Windemere? She told Hayden she was going to bed.

Hopefully Hayden AND Finn will bite the dust! USELESS!

STAT : I’m more concerned… about … what the heck; is going on, with Ava and Lucy

???? Ava is not going to have a choice.. but to finish off Lucy

after that… GH may as well let her go…. because Lucy is a lauded vet. ????

How can Lucy not just go and tell Morgan’s parents? are they turning her character ?

WHATEVER the case: GH Production has really and truly written Ava in to a corner….

once again… it’s Ava who is being shit on… whilst Julian and Sonny have “a” moments of stud, sensitive, being emotional, corralling their camps. blah, blah, blah.

i’m so over… what ever stranglehold Sonny and Carly have… over Ava just to keep her at bay… so mousy Sonny can have some father time. he’s not aging well… and if this is his best … and hanging on to this version of mob… san any credibility… because this genre is not a good fit for mob. you’ve got to wonder just what:

Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Billy Miller, and Kelly Monaco want? this is all that they’ll be known for… OVER THEM

OMG>>> lets all laugh out loud….. for a little bit

Hayden collapses with the same mysterious illness… that Dr. Finn… has

his shaking hands… and her collapse…. THE


now let’s put a rush on Jason and Sam MOVING OUT of Port Charles.

bye bye – Billy Miller, Kelly Monaco, Michael Easton, Rebecca Buddig.


Hopefully you are just speaking for yourself. I love Hayden and Finn together, and I think this will result them saving each other’s lives.

I love them, too. I am just getting antsy with the length and life of this story.
I suppose, Violet, the point will be that since Finn’s wife died of this disease and Finn was helpless to stop it; he will be successful in saving Hayden. I hope he does, but soon. I want Hayden to stay and I want them together.
So far, this is the most appealing couple to me…..until, of course, Valentin and Nina ‘get it together’.

No bye bye Patrick…I like all the characters you just mentioned and I really like Hayden and Finn together. i never liked Hayden. Since she’s been paired with Finn, as well as her friendship with Tracy, I do.

While in a depressive stupor, I was just kind of half watching GH yesterday. While Carly was mourning Morgan, I was mourning the decline of civilization and the death of my perception of this great country of ours.
And then Jax pops in jolting both Carly and me out of my forlorn mental state for a minute.
He’s a sight for sore eyes indeed and while the Ferris Wheel is currently descending, it will ascend again affording us a view of all the possibilities
I guess one might say Jax is the personification of positivity. Simply put, it was nice to see the guy. I will exhale in four more years.

Dont fret, our great country will be in good hands on January 20th, 2017. Hang in there Addison!

A big YES!!!! “You got it dude”. Let’s put our worries, anxieties and fears aside. We are united asAmericans. Let us never forget that and the goal set for us by our forefathers.
Violence begets violence, and the display of hate in our streets has nothing to do with their core beliefs. Some of these people didn’t even vote. Rebels without a cause, to repeat the cliche’.
Love and peace to you, my Timmy….and you too, Harry, Mr. Fairman and every single HUMAN BEING on the planet


lets really up the ante… Valentin and Jax are brothers

What an interesting concept, Patrick! Hmmmm….l

Hi Celia

I really am now… looking at this one hour as escape

i’m torn , about

the earth

and it’s magnate

it’s big

I love Chris Worth @msnbc.. I work up the next day.. different ( not verbatim )

influx call it what you will a fill ; overload

how to digest this stuff

it’s easier to reach out – in ; here

as it is to my people.. its that big.. magnify this

when you mix in… it’s their I notice it .. us

so I care about whats cooridinating… easy get along

the news is going to continue

it just struck me…sonny and Julian less than

Valentin and Jax knock at the door

Oh, how I get you, Patrick.
Escape is temporary as the word itself. You should compile your cryptic verse and send it to a publisher.
The hidden meaning is so clear to me, Patrick. And, you do it with finesse; without being callous or offend anyone.
But, the reality is: it is what it is……with one stipulation……It will be better!!!! OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE….. something that has been lacrimoniously, acrimoniously, and regrettably buried at the bottom of the drawer for years, now.
Sunshine ahead, my friend.


it will be telling , tomorrow… on 60 minutes… how he presents himself

President-elect… if he truly wants to cement himself as viable

his business savvy is what will do …

do not… label… stereotype… look down… on the middle class… lower class… people of color ( do contribute) how did he get his empire ?

focus on the economy… do not make it personal… lets all drive

No it won’t CeeCee. Many of us realize that…

Hi, Rebecca,
I will not start sparring with you. We have a new President. We should think about tamping down the fires, not stoking them. I am truly appalled at the incendiary and inflammatory extreme actions of the rioters.
We should count our lucky stars we live here, instead in other arts of the world where babies are butchered on a daily basis.
Enough is enough I say. This is not a tragedy. The people have spoken, obviously.
To me, a tragedy is losing a child; watching those St. Jude’s ads with children and cancer.
I have said this so many times before. Everyone should visit a children’s hospital. Their pain and plight will set anyone straight.
In two days will be the fourth anniversary of my little boy’s death. We need to get our priorities straight; all of us.
What makes these people any different of what they are accusing Trump? He too, has a child….impressionable. That’s his dad.
What I witness is pathetic. All these professors enable their students to act like animals. No mid-terms? Seriously? I would never encourage any of my students to act so profanely.
Hillary Clinton lost two times. What does this tell us?
Let’s give this man a chance. Perhaps the sun won’t shine for you, Rebecca. But, my parents always told me that we mold our destiny. And, the strong will survive. I have.
Peace, Rebecca. I really mean that.

Exactly, CeeCee……”It is what it is.” Quite possibly, nobody was more devastated than I was after the 2012 election results….I truly believed with my whole heart and soul that Mitt Romney—a good man, but ultimately a highly ineffectual GOP standard bearer without the gumption and strength to fight and win for our side—was going to be my next president, yet alas, it simply was not the case. I was absolutely crushed and for about a week took to my bed in misery and despair, but certainly not the streets in protest and violence. Because that’s what mature adults do…they find a way to accept both defeat and victory with an equal measure of grace and civility! Or in more stark terms, to quote Laura Ingraham, one must learn to just “Suck it up, Buttercup!”

Hey, Shay,
I am neither Republican nor Democratic. I am an Independent. I vote for whomever tops/ tips the scale for me. Hillary’s was just too heavy. I am sick of all these critics—-most do not even care to look into the facts—the bias is so transparent ……the media, Hollywood etc.
I actually voted for Obama in 2012—-i felt for Romney as I do for Hillary. You, on the other hand, feel differently. I will not argue over it with you. It was your choice, as an American citizen.
For the love of Jove; to cry over it is just sooo out of the realm of reality to me. They mourn?
Have these people never known true suffering?

Shay, there truly is no point because the select few will never see past the tip of their nose.
I love Laura Ingraham myself—-straight shooter; a mother, a wife and so ‘disgustingly’ SMART (LOL…that’s a compliment).
But, my favorite is Greg Gutfeld ( THE FIVE) and his Saturday/ Sunday shows. He is so entertaining with his nonsensical analogies, metaphors and euphemisms….he should take his stuff on the road, or the comedy stage.

And, for those who worry so much for this country? Mosul is a direct result of the Clinton/ Obama administration, just as Trump said. The open borders have allowed terror to come into our country to rampage, slaughter and massacre innocent people.
Checks and balances, Shay….checks and balances are in place. Isn’t that the first thing we learned in American History class?

CeeCee…I want to say something to you and I hope you hear me. Not defensively, but with an open mind which I know you can do. I also know you enough to know you can be a bit too quick to think you’re being insulted…so I hope you take this as a means to understanding…

Your response regarding people’s “mourning” the election results…feeling depressed, angry, etc…was to discount them with an assumption that they/myself included, don’t know what real, grief, loss, suffering is. And then you referred to your loss. that’s an assumptive statement, an insensitive statement, an arrogant statement. Do I sound harsh? I’m sorry, but it was all that. I can assure you that almost everyone that voted has lost someone or multiple people to death…have experienced personal heartache and loss, have watched helplessly as people they loved withered and died from incurable illness. I did. I’ve known much loss…no one needs a lecture on “they should go to Shriner’s etc…” Particularly from those who voted against Trump for the insensitive man he presents himself to be. Most people who have experienced suffering, loss, pain, whips have compassion, were appalled when he mocked the disabled. There are MANY disabled children at Shriner’s.I hope none of them saw Trump do his mocking dance…

We “mourn” because what a President stands for effects our lives directly and indirectly. You speak of grief, loss, suffering? There are families who don’t make six figures, who don’t have doctors in their famiy, people who will be DIRECTLY effected by the loss of their health care. You don’t seem to have to worry about that for yourself or your family; you’re not sitting at home wondering what’s going to happen to you and your loved ones. You don’t have a disabled child, feel the hurt that a parent who does, feels. The president of the United States is a powerful leader who effects the air we breathe with his environmental decisions, the foods and the chemicals that are allowed into those foods, the effect our pollution has on our environment,. He determines a woman’s right to govern her own body,. He determines how much struggling families will be taxed, if the minimum wage will go up, if older people will still get medicareand social security. If you’re not effected by ANY of those things…you don!t understand. We take for granted that nothing major has taken away any of those things in the last eight years, but suddenly,, a volatile man who speaks of hate, is impulsive, manipulative and seemingly non compassionate or sensitive to others plight, who has instilled fear and riled up white supremacists…look how they’ve emerged since his campaign, look how they celebrate him, look at the amount of swastikas that are popping up…look up Bannon who Trump has chosen to be in his cabinet. It is worthy of despair and fear for many. And worry and anger. If Trump performs a miracle and becomes a humanitarian…which in his seventy years he’s showed no evidence of…compare him to Mark Zuckerberg and Mayor Mike Bloomberg..both billionaires who have donated billions to charity and humanitarian causes…

You speak of research…well…some who bpvoted for trump either didn!t do theirs, Don!t care about the issues, Don!t understand the issues or aren’t concerned with the issues because they feel “safe” from his issues.

I would like to retain the rapport we’ve developed. If I thought you as I do of many Trump’s supporters..starting with the ALT right and the klan…and their!s no denying..they all came out for him…I would pn’t care to further my friendship with you here. If you choose to not continue with that, I respect your decision. But I hope you might get another perspective from my comments here to you.

Beautiful, Patrick. Truly, truly beautiful. I wish for your outlook snd positivity would act as a contagion……”let’s all drive”. I love it!
Mrs. Clinton and President Obama were gracious enough …..let’s follow their lead.

well… the 60 minutes @CBS- sunday show… president elect

i’m less occupied with thoughts all over the place. my life includes people of color, LGBT cause… so this is always at the forefront.

when Lelsi stahl asked him about gay marriage… he seemed to dismiss the issue.. stating that it’s done… answered by the highest court… the Supreme court voted.

it truly throws me… that racism “will” always be an issue. with homophobia. so onward and upward with fight left

For sure Jax is the one who paid or blackmailed Nelle parents to force them to give the organ to Joss. Now Nelle is looking for revenge! The other story behind this is if this was just luck that Nelle was a match or is she related somehow?

I think she is Jerry’s secret daughter

Whatever his thing with Nelle is, he acts really squirrely whenever he see her.

I’ve come to the conclusion Valentin is really Stavros. And..I’ve Jax!

That’s an interesting concept, as well. How do e fit Dr. O and Nathan in there? Can you think of something, Rebecca? Jimh?

Rebecca…you’re comment to CeeCee expressed much of what I feel as well. You just stated it way better than I ever could. And I would hope CeeCee and I could remain cordial as well, because while we don’t always agree on characters sometimes, I know she us a way more caring heart than Trump and his coroners have ever shown.

Correction…Trump and his cronies.

Thanks Rose. A few of my replys to you didn’t make it. If there”s no understanding of what I explained or a recognition and disapproval of what’s going on…I’ll select my “friends” here accordingly. Too much of a morality gap…bad enough when it was about characters/actors. To turn a blind eye to the hate that was inspired with his campaign and still going on with his choice of cabinet…that’s beyond a different opinion.


Correction from my above “I’ve” Ajax.

Rebecca…I love Jax, too. And even though Carly can drive me crazy, I did have a “sigh” when they kissed. But ultimately she would let him down. Would prefer him with the Alexis he used to know. Too bad both ladies are going through pretty heavy stuff right now and I just don’t want to see him pulled down with it. On the other hand if that keeps him in Port Charles…

A few of my replies don’t make it back to you either. Let’s just say even though I’m trying for MF to hold out an olive branch, the morality gap is just too much. It’s hard to believe how much more one can be appalled and disheartened by cabinet picks, ongoing cases in court against him, trying to loophole “family ties,” and Ryan and the R leadership gang not the only hypocrites.

Not sure if they do. I think Stavros was maimed when they left him for dead…new face. Charlotte is his daughter with Lulu. Claudia…maybe dated Stavros-Valentin…was implanted with the embryo…realized he was pyscho and somehow escaped with Charlotte. Maybe…Dr. O was raped by the same man that raoed Eluzabeth and Nathan is the product of that horrific event…

Oh Rebecca, since it’s a soap anything is possible, but not very cheerful. And I’m not into happyville Port Charles introducing a long lost rape character and scenario for Liz. It’s almost a reason for Franco’s black side to come out again in defending her…just what we need…rapist vs rapist. GH has so lost it’s way.

We have more important things to be concerned about in reality Rose…the electoral put a REALITY tv celeb in charge…and here I thought people were sick of reality shows! Stronger together…

But yep, I was surprised they reintroduced Liz’s attacker after all these years. Could be my theory…dunno. I’d like them to give Franco and Liz a real chance…But only if he shaves off that scraggly beard/stache. He’s so much better looking than portrayed.

Yes, could be, Rebecca. But, as Jimh pointed out, shouldn’t Charlotte be younger that Rocco?

Oh, wow! That is so good, Rebecca. Perhaps this is the reason suddenly resurrecting Elizabeth’s rape. The guy is up for parole? What are the chances he will show up in PC. Is HE the real Valentin?
The fact that Charlotte should be younger than Rocco is neither here nor there, as far as TPTB are concerned.
As Rose says, anything is possible in soaps.

I just know… that Charlotte has melted my heart.

the easy rapport and connection Valentin and Charlotte have… ready made

this in no way negates how god awful this show is without, Nicholas

but if this cements a Casaadine Empire… w/ Valentin / Nina / Charlotte

this is reign supreme

let’s go

imagine if: DOWN THE ROAD

Tyler Christopher returns… ( with @Timmmm post ) Valentin was in fact taking care of his family

Nicholas returns with a fervor

talk about mega dynasty now

Oh, sweet, Patrick. I think everyone is walking on eggshells….and, so is Trump. He does not want to put his foot in it. Who knows?
Racism, bigotry etc. will never go out of circulation. ‘Tis a sad thing, is it not? It is alive! We will not see a complete reversal in our lifetime.
I think, at this point, all he can do is use diplomacy. We all have an innate prejudice inside of us.
“Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone”.
I took it completely different, Patrick. To me he sounded very acquiescent; in that he was not going to argue an existing law…done and done. I do not think he skirted the issue. If he had been asked are you homophobic? A direct question? And completely ignore the question; then, yes, I would agree. So, he gave his best answer. We cannot expect perfection from everyone….it does not exist, my friend. I think he was being very cautious. A good sign.
He was very sober, en pointe, and on track.
Well, now, ….we come together here. LET’s ENJOY OUR SOAPS….. how about Kimberly Brady’s hair? LOL.
Love you, Patrick.

Ceecee…Americans are the furthest thing from united. And unless Trump gets his skinheads as well as his mouth under control it’s gong to sink the country further into chaos. He didn’t win the popular vote…and the ironic thing is he thought the electoral college should be abandoned a few elections ago when his candidate at the time didn’t get in. Surreal…only thing getting me thru this nightmare are all the intelkigent people who are similarly appalled by Ttump’ s hate campaign and what he’d unleashed… And late night comics.

Rebecca…The “new world order” is so unreal, irrational, scary, and destructive in so many ways. I feel like we are becoming strangers in a strange land, regressing instead of progressing. I was able to send a comment to Harry (or Addison?) to just say I hope he’s okay. Same applies to you.

Thanks Rose. I’ve asked Addison if he/she’s Harry…LOL…don’t think I got an answer because it didn’t show up in my personal email…and then I forgot which thread I asked it on so I couldn’t go back and check. : ) funny… But I guess it defeats the purpose of changing your identity if u say who you were…LOL…oh heck! Come on out Harry!

Sigh, it was devastating. I just wrote a long response here. I hope it “makes the cut” but it falls on deaf ears anyway. What the Trumpsters can’t grasp is that this isn’t about ” sore losers” (which is hilarious and hypocritical in and of itself since Trump basically admitted he wouldn’t!t accept the results if he lost…cause then he’d have to say it was “rigged.” ) He wouldn’t have been as gracious as Hillary…but then he never could be. What they fail to understand is all that’s at stake with a power-crazed, narcissistic, infantile man who lives only for money, power and attention and , who has no experience other than reality TV and real estate. Healthcare, the environment, global warming, wildlife protection, dealing with world leaders, commander-in-chief if the military…REALLY? This man who ran a hate campaign similar to Hitler? They also have missed the fact that there hasn’t been this take-it-to-the streets demonstrations, reactions from most artists, musicians, actors, scholars, writers, Other Republicans, past presidents…ALL realizing what a dangerous and frightening road this is. Do they not wonder why no other candidate has received so much attention and respect from the white supremacists? Has any presidential candidate used words like pussy, fat pig…is being sued for fraud in the university scandal…there’s so much wrong with this picture and they think it’s just being “sore losers.” It’s their arrogance and stupidity. So, to answer your question, I have NEVER been so worried and wary of a president-to-be. apparently, neither have millions of others. And the kicker is he LOST the popular vote. The people have spoken and Hillary won. But for the electoral…absolute catastrophic happening. I know you, Harry and others on this site feel the same.

Oh, and to top it off, he put his two inexperienced sons (crept for shooting animals and making money) and his fashionista daughter who modeled her clothing line at every appearance, in positions…not sure which. Might as well have elected The Kardashians…

Rebecca…Another irony is that if soap characters, or sometimes even actors, behaved or said some of the things that the new guy or some of his “inner circle” have done or said, some commenters would have been ablaze with their criticism.

Correction..President Obama

@Rebecca1 / @Rose

the “New World Order” and/or White Supremacy is unsettling

How is it… that the greatest , richest, best, country… OUR America

is going to do ourselves in ? and the whole world is watching

if we do not reign in … bigotry and hate

I love color
I love and accept LGBT

it’s truly startling that every other country despite their economic woes.. DO NOT , in my estimation put so much strength and waste in choosing to obsess about race and gay livelihood. why ? I just do not believe that … this country is at the point of spiral… and the world is knowing … and will have the last laugh… because good ole USA couldn’t get past bigotry and hate. such shame.

I will always believe that if these two issues were united

the Republican platform… continually makes these personal issues first and foremost… and bash the less than… being middle and lower classes for not adhering to and following

it’s all intentionally laid out by Paul Ryan and all his followers… who bellow about what our rights and wrongs are

I truly hope that Donald Trump has an awakening … that formalizes in his mindset that people truly are on … to share this earth

I pray his sole focus is the economy and that his business sense takes precedent over people of color and let us all lead our personal lives . Jeez louise… Roe vs. wade… it’s staggering what the republicans chose …

the votes that were not considered , that did not speak out… and had already made their minds up… and went with “change” thought it better to let the media play out and maligned my want… I’ve thought that perhaps this was the way the older working class voted… for Trump to tell the government that YES we are worried about jobs and the economy. that’s what I think was well intentioned… and now… by giving rise to the fears of … respectfully.. of people protesting … nevertheless want a voice more than ever before.

i’m rambling… but I wanted to put out their that I’m reading these posts…

it’s up to the people… speaking up more than ever before… and YES I still think the democratic party indeed does have leaders

Bill Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Elizabeth Warden
Bernie Sanders

to keep us informed…what can I say… other than… the one thing that truly astounds me… even though Trump , becoming a Republican… has , what appears is full control of the government… with majorities in both the house and senate…

WOW are the republicans going to grandstand when they get that one supreme court appointee that’s going to waylay and stop any and all progress “ALL LIVES MATTER” ( this is my one fear)

God Bless America

Elizabeth Warden —– Warren ! love her guts

Patrick…I’ve been rambling and shaking my head a lot, too, since… But we can’t give up on hope and that rational minds will prevail. 🙂

Hi Rebecca…Picked up on Abruzzfan’s reply to you. And while your originals on this thread started in November your observations were true during the campaign as they are now…and not “sore loser” but lots of us greatly concerned about where this person is trying to take the country. Just look at his cabinet picks, other appointees, family and business conflict of interests, hypocrisy of “his” party, Putin connection, hacking, electoral vs popular…OMGoodness. I even hear trophy hunter son Eric wants to be Sec of Interior because he knows about the outdoors…or something so-out-of-touch like that.

In the meantime let’s hope Alexis stops the drinking. Wonder why no one’s smelled it on her breath.
Redshirt is coming. Still think it could have something to do with Brad’s West Coast mob family wanting to get a foothold in East Coast/Corrinthos territory. And Nelle, she’s starting to crack a little because of Michael, but she still seems to have this resentment towards a Carly for Jos’s kidney. This is one time it isn’t Carly’s fault.

In spite of everything hope you have a nice Christmas/ Holiday…whatever works for you. -:)))

You’re not alone Harr? …Addison! By the way…I STILL don’t know if this is you…if it is I wrote u a thank u reply to the very sweet message u sent me before u “left”. Didn’t see it posted; hope u got it.

@Rebecca – well said above! Thank you!

I’m sorely disappointed in what’s happened to General Hospital this past year….
I like Su000, have not smiled or laughed over anything that’s been written since
Ron C was shown the door….ABC’s made a monumental error in judgment by
not trying to pair Ron w/ an equally talented co-head writer that was well versed
in character development…..that’s what they should have tried FIRST!!! before
Saddling us with the “Snooze Queens” poor choice.
The show is still choppy,chop,chop, characters and storylines R going nowhere
(I would like to say FAST) but that’s a JOKE, these never ending useless tales
R forgettable, if only we were so lucky!! Again…..a HUGE mistake is this over
inflated cast of unexceptional actors who need time in the “ACTORS STUDIO”.
I won’t name names so Mr. Fairman won’t be too upset w/ me.
The actors who R worthy need no intro or hoopla they R simply that talented…
However I must mention them, simply because they make the show bearable
Under these trying circumstances. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER…. Maura W,
Laura W, Kathleen G (under used), Genie F, Fiona H, Richard B ( wasted his
talent on another poor storyline) William D (ditto on what they did to Julian),
Michael E ( prospect park & abc ruined our chances of ever getting Mcbain back),
Roger H…(seeing him aimlessly roaming about is tortuous)….. All these talented
Individuals would most likely have moved on to other soaps if there were more than
3 others on the air & no room for them….But now that Y&R has cleared the deck you
never know……….FRANK w/ all do respect….Let’s undo one bad mistake, PLEASE,
PLEASE, Strike up a deal w/ Steve Burton so he can return to G H.. If Billy M. Stays
on make him A.J. blame it all on Helena, Now that’s believable.

Agreed, Fanny. I like that idea. I said this so many times before, Billy Miller is terrible as Jason. Not that I knew Steve as Jason, but he does have a following.
The Helena notion is so inspirational. Makes sense. What a brainstorm of an idea, Fanny!!!!! Just love it.

@Celia…dare I hope CeeCee????? If not, apologies…
After watching Steve B. for 21 yrs as Jason it was hard
to let go and say Adeiu… However when it was announced
that Billy M. was taking over the role, I thought this could
possibly work… It started out O.K…Unfortunately that was
short lived, for me Billy M. has remained awkward, the fit
never quite right… Yes, the long drawn out reveal was a
factor, poor writing, disconnecting “Jason” from who he
truly is… Down to his core, he no longer is who he once was.
Not to mention how many characters it’s affected across
the board… Hey, he came, he tried, he didn’t conquer….
C’est la vie❗️

Hi Fanny..yes, a few of us suggested that. Not sure if you were a OLTL fan…but along the line of the two Todds when Roger came back. Would be really interesting because Sam is now in love with THIS Jason and having his baby. I think it would be an amazing storyline..,though truth be told In the best possible scenario I’d rather have Sean Kanan back as AJ.

Hi Rebecca, I watched OLTL enough to really enjoy Roger’s portrayal
of Todd…Great character actor. Frank & Ron were wrong in using Roger
to resurrect Franco, they painted him into a corner and isolated him
from interesting & intelligent Storylines. Except for Dr. O’s friendship
but currently that’s limited to discussing Elizabeth….. Talk about
wasting superior talent. What were they thinking…Franco was always
meant to be a transient character.
If only Frank chose to rid the show of all the unnecessary driftwood….
He’d have enough in his budget to hire both Steve & Sean back.

Hi, Fanny,
Yes, dear friend, it is I, CeeCee. ……just a little snag with my ‘other’ email address.
Now, Billy Miller will always be one of my favorite actors; but, not as Jason. You describe the ‘fit’ perfectly. That is exactly how I feel.
What are the chances Steve will be back? TPTB should listen to you, as your idea tops any of theirs. LOL.
I am so glad to see your name again and ‘speaking’ with you.
Soon, my lady.

@Celia/CeeCee…I’m so very HAPPY it is you, I’ve missed
your resounding sweetness…..
TPTB should at least have a sit down w/ Steve and see if
it’s even feasible to get him back… He was only working
10/12 consecutive days a month on Y&R, which worked
out well for him so the rest of the time could be spent in
Tennessee w/ his family. Bottom line…Frank can make
this happened if he wants it bad enough‼️

Hi, my lovely lady,
Thank you for your warmth. I appreciated more than you know.
Yes, I would definitely like to see Steve as Jason. I did not like him as Dylan very much until recently.
So, I have developed a degree of admiration for him. So, if TPTB can make it happen; I am all for it.
By the same token, I wish Miller would go back to Y&R as Billy A.
A bientot, ma chere.

Not a Jax fan but maybe now we will find out who Nelle really is and her mission. I knew Sonny did not “kill” his son plus I think the role is going to be back and something is going to be really wrong with him, sinister.

@Abruzzfan…thanks. You’re always so nice! 🙂 sigh…very frustrating time. Words of wisdom fall on deaf ears…

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General Hospital Pays Tribute to Tyler Christopher at End of Episode, ABC Exec Nathan Varni Shares: “You’ll Always Be In Our Hearts”

If you caught the end of the Monday, November 27th Thanksgiving episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama ended the show with a special dedication to Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine), who passed away on October 31st at the age of 50.

With a very touching title card, and a photo of Tyler from his younger days as the dark prince of the Cassadine clan, it read, “In Loving Memory of Tyler Christopher.”

On Tuesday, November 28th, ABC Current Series executive, Nathan Varni, who oversees Grey’s Anatomy, The Conners, Station 19 and General Hospital for the network, shared on X some additional thoughts on Tyler’s contributions to the GH family.

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Varni expressed: “This lovely tribute card was shown at the end of yesterday’s episode of GH In loving memory of Tyler Christopher. Thanks for bringing Nikolas Cassadine to life on our screens, you’ll always be in our hearts. RIP.”

Tyler played the role of GH’s Nikolas from 1996–1999, 2003–2011, and lastly from 2013–2016. He also took on the role of Connor Bishop from 2004–2005. The late actor took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 for his work as Nikolas.

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GH’s Scarlett Fernandez on Charlotte’s Mindset: “She Completely Believes That Anna is Out to Get Her”

Once returning to General Hospital, Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte) has been involved in a juicy storyline, where an impressionable young Charlotte Cassadine has been persuaded almost brain-washed, if you will, via a letter from Victor Cassadine from the grave.

In it, he implores Charlotte to keep Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) away from her father, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart). So, taking that to heart, Charlotte burned Anna’s house down and much more.  When she gets shot by Anna after intruding into the super spy’s apartment, the stakes get even higher.

Valenin had figured out that Charlotte was stalking Anna and trying to do her harm, but did not inform Anna. That has caused a major rift in their relationship.  Meanwhile, Laura (Genie Francis) and Valentin confronted Charlotte after she returned home from the hospital.

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In her latest interview with Soap Opera Digest, Fernandez shared on getting to play this kind of story: “It’s definitely an honor because when I was little, I was getting storylines, but this is just crazy! I kind of feel like I’m treated like an adult on the show now, almost, and it’s just been great. I’ve been given great stuff and the fact that Frank (Valentini, EP, GH) and all of his co-workers have trusted me has just been an amazing feeling.”

With everyone confronting Charlotte on her dirty deeds against Anna, and her denying it, Fernandez weighs-in on just where Charlotte is at this point in her mind: “I think that she definitely realizes that the people around her don’t believe her and don’t trust her and I think that really frustrates her because she completely believes that Anna is out to get her. So that (the adults in her life don’t believe her) is hard for her.”

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There is also burgeoning chemistry between Jake (Hudson West) and Charlotte! So what does Fernandez think of that? Is she using him, or could be the beginning of young love? She expressed: “I think it’s definitely a little bit of both. I think that maybe she and Jake are partners-in-crime, but I also think that Jake has or will have a good influence on her. She just really needs someone to be there for her and for her to be able to confide in and I think that he has been that.”

So, have you been enjoying Scarlett’s performances as a troubled Charlotte? Would you like to see Jake and Charlotte have a ‘date’? Do you think Charlotte needs deprogramming to help her out of the grip that Victor has on her; as she believes Anna is the cause of all the trouble that will come her father’s way, if she doesn’t find a way to get rid of her? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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Soap Stars and Notables Participate in the 91st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (Photos)

Sunday night in tinseltown, it was time for the 91st anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which has become an annual tradition featuring soap stars and other celebrities from primetime, movies, music, and sports as thy drive down famed Hollywood Boulevard amongst floats and musical performances.

While many attended the live event, viewers around the country will be able to see the taped version of the parade on Friday, December 15th when it has its first airing on The CW in a two-hour special starting at 8 pm ET/PT.

Taking part in the festivities were: General Hospital’s Tajh Bellow (TJ), The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Ashley Jones (Bridget), Denise Richards (ex-Shauna), and Naomi Matsuda (Li), Days of our Lives stars, then and now, including: Deidre Hall (Marlena), A Martinez (ex-Eduardo), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Brant Daughtery (ex-Brian), and Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa), The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder (Esther) and former star Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne), The Bay’s Kristos Andrews (Peter/Adam) and Maxwell Caufield (Sir Thomas Kenway), plus As the World Turns Ming Na Wen (ex-Lien) and more.

In addition, iconic dancer/singer and choreographer, Paula Abdul was the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year, while Dean Cain, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Montel Williams along with guest host, Elizabeth Stanton, called the Sunday-after-Thanksgiving tradition from different locations around the parade route.

Now below, check out some of the snaps from the 91st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade featuring some of your soap favorites.

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Wow! Marlena and Sheila together for the first time! Imagine if Marlena as the MarDevil met up with Sheila Carter and caused all sorts of havoc from Salem to Los Angeles? Crossover? Here’s Deidre Hall and Kimberlin Brown getting into the holiday spirit.

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Reunited and it feels so good? Remember when Daytime Emmy-winner, A Martinez came to Salem to play Eduardo Hernandez, father to Gabi, Rafe and Dario? Now, A can be seen in The Bay. Meanwhile, Stephen Nichols continues to keep on keepin’ on as Salem’s “Patchman”.

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GH’s Tajh Bellow with his lady love actress Lauren Speights.

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Giving us some Christmas wrapping vibes, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Naomi Matsuda (Li).

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Always ready for the holidays is former Days of our Lives star, Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa).

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Former ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star, Denise Richards (ex- Shauna) dressed in the holiday spirit.

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There is no doubt! Our pick for ‘Best Dressed’ has to go to General Hospital’s Josh Kelly (Cody). I mean, how can you top that for being in the ‘Christmas Spirit’?

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Humanitarian of the Year recipient, Paula Abdul.

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Former As the World Turns Star Ming-Na Wen (ex-Lien Hughes) ready for the holiday season.

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Brant Daughtery brought along his young son, and wife Kimberly, who is expecting their second child.

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Maxwell Caufield who will soon appear in the latest season of The Bay, looking ‘Christmas’ dapper.

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Ready for winter, and dressed in holiday white, Y&R’s Kate Linder.

So, who’s holiday outfit from their appearance in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, did you think was the best? Let us know via the comment section.

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