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GENERAL HOSPITAL: "Jingle Bells, Will Sabrina Tell? Robin May Come Home! Someone Pops The Question & The Rest We'll Leave Unknown"

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ABC’s General Hospital released this week’s promo featuring some yuletide cheer, and plenty of drama! The Winter Nutcracker Gala is the epicenter of the action and the holiday event of the season.

First, will Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) spill the beans to just who is her baby daddy? Michael (Chad Duell) questions her!

Meanwhile, can Anna (Finola Hughes), Robert (Tristan Rogers) and Patrick (Jason Thompson) finally bring Robin (Kimberly McCullough) home for Christmas and rescue her from her captors and Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roche)?  And will Jason (Billy Miller) finally heap  some much-deserved retribution upon Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) for his actions and deceit all of these months?

Will Sam (Kelly Monaco) be reuniting with her husband for the holidays? And the promo teases someone will pop the question, but who is getting hitched?  Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Nathan (Ryan Paevey)? Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Julian (William deVry)?  Franco (Roger Howarth) and Nina (Michelle Stafford)?

Watch the latest GH promo after the jump sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells” and let us know what you think will happen to Robin and her family?  Who will be getting ready to be hitched?  And will Sabrina tell the truth to Michael?  Comment below!

The Winter Gala is the event of the season. See what surprises are in store this week on #GH!

Posted by General Hospital on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Beth
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Beth

After this long dragged out jason story JASAM fans deserve a jasam Christmas!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Whatever road the writers are taking where Jason is concerned, I hope they do it by Christmas, Beth. Whether with Sam or not….just for something, right? There are so many loose ends; Robin’s rescue; Hayden’s investigating her shooting etc.
What about that Johnny, Beth. That smile of his is disconcertingly blinding. Soooo good-looking. But, there’s always a ‘but’….Inasmuch as I do not like Valerie; I am not liking where this story is going. Is Lulu that cold-hearted? Is she trying to have the girl killed? Lulu is losing it.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

…..should read:…just do something.

su0000
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su0000

hi CeeCee..
I think the Lulu, Val and Donate story is lame, blah and stupid-
I personally could care case about their love problems, really don’t care.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@su.
I most definitely agree with you, my dear friend. This stupid triangle/ quadrangle (Dante, Lulu Valerie; and possibly Dillon) is so freakishly vapid. Boring as all get-out!!

Mateo
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Mateo

Jason is sick of the women lying and manipulating him. He gives up women altogether and begins a tempestuous affair with Nikolas Cassadine. Hayden decides that she has had enough shenanigans with Mr Cassadine and leaves him for Michael Quartermaine Corinthos. They both have had enough lies and scandal to burn down the barn. Jordan decides that being a police officer/commissioner is too much and starts a Mary Kay line of her own. She begins a relationship with Dante because he can do better than Lulu and Valerie. Kiki decides she wants a real man and goes after Sonny, which… Read more »

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

Now thats a GH i would watch…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Okay then….will you be killing Patrick off, Mateo? Why else would he venture off with Anna and Robert to rescue Robin?
One more thing? Please don’t allow Sonny’s ‘greaser’ hands find their way on Kiki!!!!

Mateo
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Mateo

Patrick will move to Cuba and start a new practice there to celebrate new relations with the US. Robin will join him but will stay away from medical issues and just stay home and raise Emma, cook empenadas and learn Spanish. And if Kiki let Morgan’s, Michael’s and other greasy hands touch her why not Sonny. Don’t h8, tolerate!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Mateo.
That’s funny. Good motto: don’t hate tolerate. Thing is, Mateo, I never use the word hate. I usually say, ‘can’t stand’. Lol. ‘Hate’ is not a nice word. You must be a very tolerant human being. I do not tolerate what Sonny represents.
I do love the idea of Robin in the kitchen and in the role of domesticity. Too funny.

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

Mike asks Sap to marry him…bah, humbug…Franco and Nina are a waste of filler time-they are on their own; dont feel connected to the rest of the show…Why is Nik such a wuss-he can fight Jason on equal terms…hope Jason dumps both Liz and Sam…bye bye Patrick and Robin!!!…Glad to see Monica on a little more…the Christmas party should include the March Of The Wooden Soldier-staring Nathan!!!…

ces
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ces

Did you read my mind Jim? I feel ya on all of the above.

Shay
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Shay

Bite your tongue, jimh! At least on that first one…..I agree with you on all the rest!

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

i already do a lot of biting when Saps on…it helps with the pain of watching her…lol

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Please let Sabrina tell the truth. I had enough of all these insecure women in soaps who think they need to lie because they might lose the man. What is this the 18th century where women without men were seen as a failure and their economical well being depended on the man providing for her? Come on, soap writers, this is a new day and we ladies know that if a man will not love our truth, he isn’t worth keeping. And men today aren’t so stupid about women’s bodies that they can’t figure out how far long a woman… Read more »

west virgina fan
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west virgina fan

Sabrina could go to Maxie, Nina, Monica, Tracie, Laura, Alexis, and of course Felix to have her help them decide what would be the perfect handbag (isn’t that level of focus on fashion the basis for the bold and the beautiful)…except that dramatic narrative would be dragged out through both february and november sweeps so there would be the longest pregnancy in the history of soaps (next to the drawn out gestation of who’s is in Jakeson-head–and I predict when he becomes integrated (and erika slezak could be brought on to talk about having different personalities and they could triple… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Does anyone care about Sabrina? yawn. Make it stop.

Dani
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Dani

I agree. I like the actress, but the character is boring. So is MIchael. I actually like her with Carlos better.

su0000
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su0000

I do not give a care about any of the stupid love gone wrong stories, they are boring nothing but begging to be love by one or the other.. Couple love stories went out looooong ago..(chek the now media) All, the top 10 tv shows do not have love couples breaking up getting together and putting us through their love problems all that mess died in the 90’s and nobody cares about that junk.. (Scandal is the only one but that couple is perilous and involved in heavy dangerous plot driven drama) 80%? of all the blockbuster movies had no… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

You make an excellent point. Couples rebound much quicker now and dont give a crap about lies and deception like they used to. Feelings are feelings but social media is here and it gives us all avenues to recover!

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

I care about her…when i cant sleep and my sleeping pill isnt working i watch scenes with her on…im out in seconds!!!…lol

su0000
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su0000

lol J&S always put me to me to sleep.. I would watch Y&R, under them, before bed and honest I would fall asleep lol J&S are not the right writers for GH. Their writing style is empty of high drama, intrigue, twists & turns, surprises, they write couples and their love problems.. 2013 2014 Y&R was horribly dull and went down to its lowest rating drop, ever under J&S… Their music box story among the others were awful. I fear for GH .. J&S are writing from the 80’s and people are use to watching 21st century media.. I feel… Read more »

ces
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ces

Touche’ again! lol..

Timmm
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Timmm

Me to except when she falls back into her “Heritage” and rolls her R’s and I wake up real quick!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You and I, Ces, should get together, in a cozy tete-a-tete, and devise ways to make Sabrina stop. To think I really loved and trusted this characters.
Get the coffee ready; I’ll bring the Bailey’s. Ha!

Cesca
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Cesca

Haha! That sounds like a plan CeeCee! To think I rooted for her to get Patrick & now I just want her to run off with slimeball. Amazing how writers can make you dislike a character! Frankly, I never bought her & Michael as a couple anyway. Where is that Irish cream?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Coming!! On my way!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

AND dont forget the pretzels! I’m tellin ya, coffee, a shot of Bailys and munch on some pretzels, YULE thank me!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
HaHa. Cute, my Timmmbo, really cute….YULE. Ok. You’re on; I’ll try YOUR pretzels. Lol.

Timmm
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Timmm

Michael, Sabrina, Carrrrrrrlos, FF! And Carlos could have been an intersting character but they ruined him when he was attached to Saaaaaabrina! Carlos should have been Lilly’s brother!

Alan
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Alan

Sabrina should just keep her mouth shut about that baby because anybody stoopid enough to forgive Sonny for killing AJ will buy any story she feeds him.

tatiana
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tatiana

OMG…so funny Alan! And so true!

Charday
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Charday

Hah, good one!

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah, that’s a good one from a fan standpoint: his turncoat… back to the Corinthos’ just smarts there wasn’t even any need for Michael to have shown up at the Quartermaine for the Christmas ep at all I wish… GH production would take a vested interest… in; Carlos Jeffrey Vincent Parise… is a must have on the canvas! I like Michael; with Sabrina I like Carlos; with Sabrina I like the interplay… it’s not forced… it’s not expected to be magical… but it’s an intriguing play Michael… since he’s being propped… this is his best bet and interesting ladylove Carlos…… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ps: Maxie and Nina are still ON! LOL come on girls… let’s Amazon and take Kiki: I have fallen for this recast! all I have to think… would I like to see Kristen Alderson or this lovely sexy new spin, Haley Erin … just like Ava… only with virtue still? Johnny Z… LOL I like that he told Val… she reminds him of someone…. her own cousin… Lulu Morgan! I hope this bi-polar stuff turns out to be a DOA ( he left his meds at the breakfast table)…. Morgan.. may be a chutzpa … a ditz ; a dolt… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

*Christmas ep

*Thanksgiving ep

Liz will rise ; her wherewithall stature will tower

Shay
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Shay

One would think so, Alan, but apparently even Mikey can count to nine (months) and it’s finally dawning on him the numbers just don’t add up to him being the babydaddy…unless “el nino” is of a Guiness World Record setting poundage!

Harry
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Harry

Besides, the jig would be up when Sappy’s baby started rolling his Rs

Jane
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Jane

Looks like Nick goes after Jason.

Calie
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Calie

Free Elizabeth from Jason/Jake finally. Let Sam have him. This past week was Jason’s best dialogue since he came to. Develop Elizabeth’s character.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I think the question that trumps all of the other questions in the article is, “Will anyone care about any of this?” With the exception of the Robin stuff–which I will admit I do care about, but it’s because of residual sentimentality and not because what’s going on is great storytelling–my reaction to all of the questions raised is a big “ho-hum.” (To be fair, that problem goes back to before the current headwriters, but I think it’s become more pronounced and more problematic since they took over. OK, yes, it’s true, there may be more “romance” now–or whatever the… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

Sabrina will lie to Michael as long as she can. When Michael finds out he is not the father he will dump her and Sonny will get revenge. I was happy to see Jason slug Nicholas as he is such a creep! I hope Johnny stays on GH. He is so good looking!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah!! Nik is a creep; and, looks like a perp/perv, to match.

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee…Hi Sweetie, I’m in total agreement with you.. Nick
is creepy and predatory. Hayden needs to wrap all this up &
quickly… I want her away from him. Her private detective is
gorgeous ❗️❗️❗️

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Fanny.
Hey, Fanny, sweet lady. Too bad about Anika, isn’t it. I do hold firm in thinking that he is somehow under his grandmother’s evil spell. Or, he is not Nik at all.
And, yes….Hayden’s investigator is so grrrrr! Luscious, he is!!!!! Curtis, is it? I think that’s what Jordan called him. Are they siblings? I believe she considers him ‘trouble’.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Fanny.
Correction: ANIKA?? That’s hilarious! It is supposed to read NIK.

Ces
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Ces

Mm mm Curtis !!! Nick is grossing me out.

Timmm
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Timmm

Johnny is a charmer and has chemistry with anyone he is acting with. A great talent!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Love Johnny’s smile–and “handsomeness”–BUT it is beneath Lulu to enlist him to stir things up with Valerie. No sympathy for Lulu as she does this–and Laura warned her yesterday. “Mother knows best.”
Jason and Sam–together–yes? Haven’t they been tortured enough?
Robin and Anna and Robert Scorpio–YES! Haven’t we waited long enough???????????

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, Nancy. Same here. I’m all for a little prank, but I don’t like where Lulu’s mind is going.

tatiana
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tatiana

I agree that not too many of the current story lines have any rooting value. Michael and Sabrina are boring but I love Carlos so I am happy that he is the baby’s father. He needs to be more incorporated in the story line to add some interest. I am looking forward to the Robin story line if only to end these constant Robin kidnapping stories where no one bothers to look for her. They are so ridiculous! I hope her and Patrick reunite and leave together with Emma. I don’t care about Jason getting retribution against Nikolas. Nikolas told… Read more »

edie bailey
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edie bailey

As Roger Howarth is my favorite actor and the reason I watch, all I wish for Christmas and the New Year is that Franco gets a separate story of his own in which to shine. Perhaps, leading to a triangle with Elizabeth and Nina. It is such a shame to see GH wasting an enormous Roger’s talent for so very long!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I love Roger too and agree he should have more story. But I love how they’ve evolved him from his dreadful beginning (the writing, not RH) And…I’m still waiting for Carlos to mow that lawn of a beard!

tatiana
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tatiana

And I love that Lulu is getting revenge on Valerie! Of course it will come back and bite her in the butt because Johnny will go too far. But its great to have Johnny involved in a story line again. Valerie does deserve whatever Lulu dishes out (short of violence). Lulu took her in last summer, tried to include her in the Spencer family and Valerie proceeded to become the guest cousin from hell. Started stalking her husband so that every time he turned around, there was Valerie mooning at him with those puppy dog eyes. She is beyond inappropriate… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I hate how Valerie turns it on LuLu like Liz blames Sam for everything she did! these b*tches need to get real.

Fanny
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Fanny

@Ces…I hear you❗️❗️❗️Dissolutional Lizzy & Val-Trollope
need too take 5 steps back…before Sam and Lulu LOSE IT
COMPLETELY and take a swing at those pariahs.

tatiana
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tatiana

I know! And take responsibility for their own actions!

Shay
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Shay

I love your sense of moral indignation, Tatiana! You’ve called it correctly….even though Liz is the “social pariah du jour,” I’m hoping Dante and especially, Val-Chops, are next in line to receive the public cold shoulder….what the heck, can we please just pin a “scarlet letter A” on her and call a spade a spade? About the only thing that could make this sleazy storyline even more unpalatable would be yet another of GH’s long history of unwed–and unnecessary—pregnancies.

tatiana
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tatiana

I think what bothers me the most about both Liz and Valerie is their sense of superiority. And the fact that neither one thinks they did anything wrong. Liz had the audacity to boohoo to Diane that everyone is against her, tell Jason that she needs him more than his wife and then tell off Sam for outing her. Not one sense of guilt or shame that she lied to the man she loves, to her children and to his family. And Val telling Lulu that it was her fault that her marriage failed! No sense of shame for sleeping… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank God for YOU, Shay. It’s good to see I am not the only one who sees this as unacceptable behavior.

Harry
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Harry

Oh, I agree. Valerie is posturing wildly with moral indignation. Lizzy, too, but the actress is so good you can see that’s her defense mechanism working in full gear.
Lizzy knows she was wrong but Valerie seems to think she was acting on the side of righteousness rather on the side of her G spot. (I can spell G).
And Dante? He is acting listless and confused—like the 8th grade boy being forced to square dance in gym class. He is acting like he does not have a choice with whom he doesy does.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s what I said too, Harry….in a different way? LOL.
I am not happy with Lulu’s intentions towards Valerie. But, I am proud of her not trying to spread ’em at first opportunity. I am also happy with the writers for giving Lulu a modicum of vengeful sexual control.

Shay
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Shay

Whilst I certainly take your point, Tatiana, I can almost (ALMOST….) understand Liz and her fall from grace. She was dealing with a man she had loved and lost, they shared a (once-thought deceased) son and a most epic history….this was her second chance at happiness with him, one she never expected to have in a million years, hence as terribly wrong as her actions have been, she was in a uniquely tempting position to exploit her situation, to say the least!. However, with Val-Chops, she’d barely breezed into town and accepted her family’s gracious hospitality before she set her… Read more »

tatiana
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tatiana

I have seen lots of support and sympathy for Liz because of her past romance with Jason. I don’t have the same inclinations because I was never a fan of that romance. They were never right for each other so I could never root for them. I always loved Liz with Lucky and I will probably never forgive her for cheating on Lucky with Nik and decimating his life. I do feel that Liz is going to come out of this smelling like a rose, at worst (as she always does) or with Jason by her side, at best. Either… Read more »

kaffen
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kaffen

I think Alexis and Julian will tie,the knot

I pray to God Jason and,Sam will be,a,family

Don’t put Hayden with Jason

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I have said this before, Kaffen; and, I am not disagreeing or agreeing with you. But, wouldn’t it be soooo far-out if Jason and Hayden were to become an item? Think about it! No one would expect such an outcome. The GH IT couple. Don’t you see the comedic, in-your-face irony in that? I would absolutely relish and revel in that. I would bathe and bask in the aftermath of such twisted sense of humor.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Alexis gets engaged…. can tell by the more matured hand… actually was hoping Maxie….maybe next year

su0000
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su0000

New writers J&S have melted Julian and Alexis into the dull wall..
They were hot , they had love and lust a great combination for a soap couple..
Now, the vibrant Julian is an eunuch grandpa and they grandmaed Alexis…

I liked seeing an older couple hot and vibrant and J&S have destroyed their hot magic and made them dull and old….

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

But what can you do with a killer and a dodo? LOL

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree. I am starting to appreciate the couple ( not necessarily Alexis; she still grates on me). Their actions and behavioral patterns have come a long way. Soon, I hope, there will be a complete turnabout. Perhaps having the kids in the house makes a big difference?

Shay
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Shay

Oh, CeeCeeGirl! That engagement scene today made me want to absolutely gag! I was totally expecting this over-sexed couple to start rolling around in the faux snow to “seal the deal.” To say the whole concept of these two being joined in marriage doesn’t work for me is a gross understatement! It certainly begs the question, why? (Make that why, why, WHY?????) Julian is a much hotter partner when paired with the luscious Olivia, and if he is so inclined to play “happy family,” he should be doing it with the mother of his infant son, where he can provide… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay: Good heaven Shay, oh, Shay!! I was enjoying my favorite salad when everything became a blur and almost chocked…LAUGHING!!!!!! (“Make that why, why, WHY?????). I could hear you!! It sent me into hysterics. Reading it was like being in the room with you ,having lunch together as we discussed our favorite sex-kitten’s satisfied purr sound like an “ouch and AHHH, my back…..!!!!!!” However, Shay; she has been looking pretty decent lately. No elongated cleavage in sight. I think Nancy is pretty. It’s just her personality that unnerves me. And, yes. This couple is as mismatched as Julian and Sam… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Correction: should read..see you ( figuratively); not send.

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, I’m ever so glad that I gave you the gift of a good laugh for Christmas….except for the part about your salad almost getting in the way!!!! And yes, I did nearly let out an audible groan when Julian proposed….that is just SO wrong on so many levels!!!! I can only hope that some holiday miracle will transpire to release him from the sexually-charged clutches of the insatiable Alexis before she actually makes it down the aisle! (I shudder to think of her wedding attire……LOL!) At any rate, our minds were in sync on that fashion atrocity in… Read more »

Bill
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Bill

And MOST importantly, does the Krampus tradition Liesl Obrecht started last year endure???? LOL!

tatiana
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tatiana

I hope so!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I hope not!

su0000
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su0000

Krampus Krampus Krampus !!!!!
Love the Krampus !!
He is of christmas as much as Santa, just not loved by all in America..

Shay
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Shay

While that may not come to fruition, check out Kathleen Gati’s Twitter page…..she pays homage to Krampus and waxes nostalgically about Dr. O.’s part in bringing him to Port Charles last Christmas! There’s even mention of the new movie by the same name……..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree Michael should not have forgiven Sonny though I understand his underlying love for him. Conflicted, complex. What I REALLY can’t stand is that Michael now doesn’t even mention AJ. If the writers felt a need to bring Michael back to the Corinthos fold because of their need…he should have still kept the Quartetmaine name and declared himself still, regardless of his love for Sonny, son of AJ. Particularly in light of the custody battle for Avery. Sonny should have an awakening of how AJ must have felt being forced out of Michaels life, and Michael should realize how… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Hmm…yes, and will we ever be gratified by Jason’s reaction upon learning that his BFF murdered his brother in cold blood and never paid the price for it?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, you’re right, Harry. But, do you think that zig Jason had any memory of his brother, he would think differently and more importantly behave differently towards Sonny? I hope that will be the case. I hate to think of a resumed alliance between the two.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

But we knew from the start it couldn’t last, right? I just enjoyed it and was glad they played it out at all. Five years ago, even, that storyline would never have aired—Sonny could do no wrong and anything he did was perfect just because he did it and the rightness of Sonny could not be questioned. So although I knew it would not last, I appreciated even the brief respite from Sonny worship. But I also agree that the subsequent events have not made much sense at all, and Michael now looks like a dope.

sandie
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sandie

As far as I’m concerned,,, these writers have completely RUINED GH!!!
Maybe they need to read comments that have been on social media,,,
Good bye GH,,let me know when either the writers have figured out the back stories and have made an effort ,,,a real effort to write for these actors and the audience,,,,

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

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