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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
Beth

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

CeeCee
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
CeeCee

…..should read:…just do something.

su0000
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
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
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 angers Carly but she eventually accepts it and starts up with Paul Hornsby because even though he is out to destroy her soon to be ex Sonny, he does things to her that no one can quite explain. Morgan discovers he isn’t bi-polar afterall but rather just a little odd. He deals with his character flaws and begins an affair with Olivia. Ava quits the mob and becomes a nun and gives Avery to Julian and Alexis to raise. Laura needs new adventure so she takes over Ava’s art gallery and starts running an illegal brothel with Franco as her main escort. Nina and Maxie start a new modeling agency and garner the attention of the New York Fashion elite. Liz gives up on relationships and starts writing romance novels and drinking way too much Kombucha Tea. Nathan West leaves the police department and becomes a self help guru with the medical advice coming from his Mom, Dr. Liesl Orbrecht. And Sam? Well Sam has lost all the men..so she starts a daycare center for all the neglected children of GH. These are just some of my plans for GH when I take over as head writer in 2016

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

Now thats a GH i would watch…lol

CeeCee
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
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
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)
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
ces

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

Shay
Shay

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

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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 is to tell if they are in the running to be the baby daddy. I realize much of this silliness is because they decided to write the actress real life pregnancy into the show — give me the good old days when they used handbags and pillows to disguise the actress’s baby bump, to avoid the need to come up with these dumb stories to explain a pregnancy.

west virgina fan
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 or quintuple date toward that end) it will be…drumroll please….JAr JAr Binks!

Ces
Ces

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

Dani
Dani

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

su0000
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 love couples, that is 80’s media and not many would pay to see love couples..
Nobody cares or wants couples junk and nobody is writing/producing it but the soap operas that can’t pull out of the 20th century..
((RC was modern and with the time of 21st media,, no matter who didn’t care for him, him he had the most modern soap.

The great Stephen King never wrote love couples lol ..

Timmm
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)
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
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 nothing for any of the stories, they all are missing intrigue, the stories are empty. 🙁 🙁

ces
ces

Touche’ again! lol..

Timmm
Timmm

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

CeeCee
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
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
CeeCee

Coming!! On my way!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

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

CeeCee
CeeCee

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

Timmm
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
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
tatiana

OMG…so funny Alan! And so true!

Charday
Charday

Hah, good one!

Patrick
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… he’s tantalizingly sinful playful with his words… it’s a sensual overture complete

I certainly don’t want Sabrina and Carlos to ride off in to the sunset…. racial diversity and people of color is a well rounded “show”

I’m certain Tracy knew from the getgo when she saw the ultrasound
LOL
she could tell Michael… but he’s dim

gawd! help me out here… if just one person tells me… it’s ok to be so annoyed at Carly… ugh! if I was Liz… I’d let her have it… blast her… back the expletive up… stay the expletive out of my life…

doesn’t help much that Nicholas at least told Liz… ” you don’t have to explain to anyone ”

what was FUN and holds some promise… dag! did you see that combust ?!?! between Liz and Franco ? hello! stirring loins

at the very least… a new duo to take on… the all mighty drab; Jason, Sam, Carly, Sonny

blech!

GH ! give Nicholas some power play to hold his own… stand toe to toe eye to eye Jason!

Curtis is ooh la la the newbie handsomest , dang it tho… doesn’t he spark with Hayden… saw some generate with Jordan… I’m liking

Patrick
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 ; but he’s enigmatic playboy about town. he’s still the fun one of all the Corinthos blah bunch

Olivia is a HOTTIE

Patrick
Patrick

*Christmas ep

*Thanksgiving ep

Liz will rise ; her wherewithall stature will tower

Shay
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
Harry

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

Jane
Jane

Looks like Nick goes after Jason.

Calie
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)
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 buzzword was that that ABC executive used to characterize the new direction the new headwriters were supposed to be taking the show in–but so far I have found it pretty unengaging.)

Linda
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
CeeCee

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

Fanny
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
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
CeeCee

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

Ces
Ces

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

Timmm
Timmm

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

nancy dillingham
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
CeeCee

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

tatiana
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 Elizabeth the truth about Jason about 1-2 months after he found out with the intention of her telling everyone else. Jason should be getting retribution against the woman who told him she loved him out of one side of her mouth while lying daily out of the other side of her mouth. She deserves to pay for her lies and manipulations as much as Nikolas.

Hayden should be getting retribution against Nikolas for trying to have her killed. Which is too bad because this couple has a ton of chemistry. It was a character assassination to have Nikolas hire a hitman and try to kill a woman just because she was going to reveal the truth. Does he love Liz that much that he was willing to kill to ensure her happiness?

I love Nina and Franco but I want Franco to have his own story like Nina does. And I want to see more of Dr. O!

edie bailey
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
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
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 and has no respect for boundaries. Paying for her lying, cheating ways may make her think twice the next time she decides to go after someone else’s husband.

Don;t get me wrong, I think that Dante is being a complete pig and deserves to pay as well but I can understand that Lulu doesn’t want to go after him because anything she does could blow back on her son.

Ces
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
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
tatiana

I know! And take responsibility for their own actions!

Shay
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
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 with a married man, the husband of her cousin who gave her shelter and support. And Dante not even trying to make it up to his wife but just keeps betraying her and their vows by continuing to see Valerie.

I think that one or both of these women may be pregnant so these stories will get even more stupid in the weeks to come.

CeeCee
CeeCee

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

Harry
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
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
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 sights on her own cousin’s man, and decided right then and there that nothing and no one would keep her from her chosen prey….even though it meant not only breaking up a marriage, but a child’s happy home, too. Of course, the slimy Dante was only too pleased to comply with her predatory impulses, so the fact both of them knowingly went into their illicit, adulterous affair with eyes wide open makes them seem worse in my estimation….total scum, in fact! Still, Liz also eventually came to realize she was dallying with a married man who’d left behind a family—unbeknownst to him—therefore I definitely cannot give her a pass either. Both women are of most questionable character, perhaps just in differing degrees….yet for those of us who witnessed the past romance between Nurse Webber and Jason, there is a somewhat conflicted feeling regarding her behavior….not condonement, that’s for sure, but a slightly sympathetic acknowledgement for why she did what she did. Having said that, I’ve always enjoyed Sam and Liz in relatively equal measure….each has their own strengths and downfalls…neither is a complete angel nor devil, but interesting, varied shades of grey when it comes to their personal makeups. Both have acted abominably in the past during their individual quests to land Jason, and even though Sam previously prevailed, and by rights, should have had her husband—and Danny’s father —- back by default, I fear Ms. Morgan is now going to do deleterious damage to her own reputation in her desperate desire for a reconciliation with her beloved spouse….neither Liz nor she shall emerge from this fight for Jason’s heart morally unscathed. I truly hope that in Liz’s case, there will be no pregnancy to further complicate this issue, but as for Val-Chops??? I would bet dollars to donuts that she will soon be with child and fully expect her to play the bambino card to the hilt to force a more permanent union with Dante. So although I have had it up to here with way too many pregnancies of convenience on this show—particularly Sappy’s two ill-advised ones—I would not be at all surprised were the Val-debeast to show up with a positive ept result sooner rather than later. Just what Port Charles doesn’t need…another baby born in less than auspicious circumstances!

tatiana
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 way she does not deserve a happy ending. At least not until she stops defending her actions and takes responsibility for them.
I don’t have the same feeling towards Val. She needs to go away. No redeeming qualities that I can see. And I’m not sure how they can redeem Dante. His actions have been reprehensible.

kaffen
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
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
Elite Advisors

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

su0000
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
nancy dillingham

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

CeeCee
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
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 a proper upbringing for little Leo. It’s utterly ridiculous to think of him committing to the likes of the overbearing, underwhelming Alexis….all they do is act like randy teenagers every chance they get….they couldn’t even put up their Christmas tree without resorting to their “default position”……Not to mention that these two already appear so mismatched in terms of age, and it will only become more obvious with the passing years! Please, please, please let Liv work her “Christmas sweater magic” on Julian and spare him the indignity of being matrimonially stuck with Ms. Davis. By the way, did you notice they recycled her dress for the Nutcracker Gala? I distinctly recall that matronly “peek-a-boo” number from a prior Nurses’ Ball. Having said that, I’ve many other impressions to share regarding the fashions that were on parade at this event, as I’m sure you do, as well…but they shall have to wait until tomorrow! Just wanted to say hello….by the way, I twice answered your “Scorpio” thread post and even implored for a private send to you the second time. I’m assuming that was for naught?????

CeeCee
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 being father and daughter. Actually, thinking about it, he and she are better suited as a couple….looks, and age.
I did notice the recycled dress….but, what I found extremely atrocious was Christina’s dress/split-down-the-middle gown? What was that thing? It looked like priests’s vestments, ready to say Mass. So atrocious for a young woman….or anybody. And, supposedly that came from Molly’s closet?
Yes, your post was for naught or nought….take your pick in spelling. Sometimes autocorrect makes ‘naught’, sometimes ‘nought’. Both spelling is accepted. I may still get it.
Going to the city later until Christmas Eve morning. So, sweetie. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Have a really fun time. Don’t eat too much, HaHa. I know I WILL.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!! My good friends and all. Send you, figuratively speaking, LOL.

CeeCee
CeeCee

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

Shay
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 which Kristina was so proudly parading around….Good Lord, WHAT was that creation? It looked liked someone took two different hideous dresses and thought, what the heck, let’s combine them for an even more appalling piece of apparel. Oy! (I also have to admit I simply cannot fathom the reason for this current version of the character….the last incarnation was extremely attractive…still quite bratty and difficult, but somehow not as annoying as this one. She just turns me off in a very big way.) As for Sam and Julian, I’ve often thought they could have made for a most fitting couple in all ways physical had the writers not felt the need to make him her father…such a missed opportunity for them! (But I also think he absolutely sizzles with the very sexy Liv….she’s such a complete woman! Strong, independent, and gutsy, yet very earthy, domestic and maternal at the same time!) Needless to say, along with the departure of Sappy, a pairing of Julian and Olivia is on my Christmas short list of wishes! Which leads me to offering you—-and your remarkable, fabulous family—-a blessed and happy holiday season, especially those two little shining stars of yours, Nico and Rosalba! Have a safe and joyous time in the city…..after which I shall very much look forward to resuming our (often too moderated) correspondence in 2016. Take care and “Buon Natale,” mia amica!

Bill
Bill

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

tatiana
tatiana

I hope so!!

Timmm
Timmm

I hope not!

su0000
su0000

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

Shay
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
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 AJ must have felt…and all the years of being father and son they were denied.

They gave AJ a few months of justice and then undid it. Ugh! Don’t get me started! 🙂

Harry
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
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)
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
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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Gives Wiley To Michael; While Willow Learns the Devastating Truth

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, brought the highly-emotional moments viewers had been waiting for all-week long; following the year and a half reveal that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Brad (Parry Shen) engineered a baby switch with Willow’s (Katelyn MacMullen) dead baby, Wiley being passed off as Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s newborn, Jonah, and Jonah being raised by Brad and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) as Wiley.  Now with the truth out, it was time for two of the heaviest beats of the story to be played out.

When Willow comes to at the hospital with Chase (Josh Swickard) by her side, needless to say she is dazed and freaking out that Nelle took Wiley.  Chase tells her he has some things to tell her and it’s not going to be easy to hear. Willow braces herself and then Chase tells her the story of the baby switch and how her baby died a SIDS death while at Brad and Lucas’ and then how the babies were switched.

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In a heartbreaking and powerful performance from Katelyn MacMullen (yes, she is our pick for “Power Performance of the Week”), Willow struggles to come to grips with the truth and starts to realize all of Brad’s machinations, as she thinks back to herself how could she do that to her son … to trust him with Brad, only to have the little infant die.  The devastation played by MacMullen, whose Willow, now must realize her baby never lived the full and happy young life she thought, was gut-wrenching.

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Meanwhile, in yet another top-notch performance, William deVry (Julian) showed the pain and the need to unburden himself as Julian talks to his sister. Ava (Maura West) and spills what happened.   He goes so far to admit to Ava that he knew what Brad had done. Ava cannot believe he did not go to Sonny (Maurice Benard) right away with this Intel, but Julian just could not do this to his son, Lucas and rip the baby from his arms.  Julian says he will face-off with Sonny and not leave town, if it comes to that.   Ava says they have to come up with a way to silence Brad … before Brad gives up Julian’s part in the whole baby cover-up.

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And in yet another masterful performance, we have to give it up to Chloe Lanier.  Who can play Nelle and spin stories and the tears so well, that if you did not know this pathological liar you would think she is telling the truth. When in opposing holding cells at the PCPD, Nelle lays it on about Brad so that the guard can hear them. She blames Brad for being the instigator in the baby switch and taking advantage of her – a distraught new mother, confused and dazed on the route where the baby switch happened.  It works! Brad is moved to a different cell and thinks look very grim for him.  Nelle smiles through her crocodile tears!

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Then, in what we all knew had to happen, and even so, was still as heartbreaking as ever; Lucas spends his final moments with Wiley as his father in the kitchen at the Corinthos’ along with Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) and Carly (Laura Wright).  Lucas starts to tell his mother and sister, all the things Wiley needs and likes, such as having a story read to him.  All of this brings the tears as they know Lucas has to give the child back to Michael; who has been robbed of a year and half as the baby’s rightful father.

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Michael tells Lucas they will work this out, so Lucas remains a constant in Wiley’s life. He also tells Sonny and Sasha (Sofia Matteson) he feels so badly for Lucas, but they tell him to be happy for this chance to have the son he grieved for.   In the end, a tear-filled Lucas hands Wiley to Michael as everyone watches on in sadness for one father … and joy for the other.  Ryan Carnes was poignant in the scenes; as was Chad Duell.

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So, what did you think of the performances from Friday’s GH featuring Katelyn, Ryan, Chad, William, Chloe and Parry? Comment below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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