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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julian & Sonny’s Showdown Ends Tragically; Cyrus Reveals His Past; Curtis & Jordan on the Rocks

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Friday’s General Hospital left viewers in a free fall, literally, following the conclusion of the long-awaited final confrontation between arch enemies; Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Julian Jerome (William deVry).

Sonny tracks down Julian to the footbridge with gun in tow. He tells Julian the only way for him to get out of this alive, and for all his crimes, is to help him take down Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) and implicate him as the person behind the bombing a the Floating Rib. Julian says if he talks Cyrus will kill him, anyway.  Sonny says Julian will finally have some redemption if he does the ultimate sacrifice in order to bring down the drug lord.

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Next, Julian seems to agree and then collapses, and we are to believe, at that point, that he has died, but when Sonny reaches down to check his pulse, Julian lunges at Sonny! Then a fight ensues and the gun goes off.  We don’t know whether it was Julian or Sonny who was shot.

 

However, it is Sonny who is alive and Julian has been shot dead in the stomach.   Next, Jason (Steve Burton) comes across the two on the footbridge.  As Sonny and Jason see each other, the bridge collapses underneath Sonny and Julian … and they go overboard!  Jason yells “Sonny!”

Back in Port Charles, Curtis (Donnell Turner) is hurt and betrayed by Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry), because she hid the truth from him that Taggert was alive.  She says she is sorry, but she did not want anything to happen to her husband, so she kept him out of the plans and to not let him in on what she was doing to protect Taggert.  Curtis says she never gave him an option and it is not OK about her consistent lies when comes to Taggert and her feud with Cyrus Renault.  There looks to be real trouble in paradise here.

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At the long-term care facility in Vermont, Laura (Genie Francis) is an for an earful once Cyrus enters Florence’s room and he and his brother Martin (Michael E. Knight) go at it, reliving old wounds about their father.  Cyrus admits to Laura he figured out she was his half-sister and knew if he fed her bread crumbs she would make it to Vermont and figure it out.

Next, things get heated as we learn Cyrus was the odd man out in his relationship with his father, Gordon Gray.  Martin tells Laura that Cyrus intentionally ran down their father with a car.  Cyrus says it was accident.  in these scenes,  Jeff Kober delivered a top-notch performance revealing not only Cyrus’ inner pain and past, but leaving the audience and Laura still not trusting him and still fearful of him.

This episode seemingly marked the end of William deVry’s run of Julian Jerome who throughout his time in the role gave viewers memorable performances. William showed us the complexities of man caught up in the mob, but who loved his children in his own way, even through countless mistakes, bad decisions, and criminal moves.  And let’s not forget, Julian was one-half of the former fan favorite duo, Julexis with Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis).  Kudos to Will for a job well-done.

So, what did you think of the ending of Friday’s GH?  Will you miss Julian? What do you think will happen next to Sonny? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Steve
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Steve

Kudos to deVry, but Julian stayed long past his expiration date. deVry made the most of what the writers gave him and a lesser actor would have departed the role years ago. Directly responsible for numerous deaths and indirectly for quite a few others, there was no other way out but to (finally) kill off the character. When you think about, sure, Sonny killed AJ, and should be admonished for that. But AJ’s (final) demise started with Ava killing Connie to protect Julian’s identity. Of course, stupid Connie didn’t help by writing “AJ” in her own blood instead of “AVA”… Read more »

Tamara garon
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Tamara garon

I’m going to miss Julian. It’s sad how that ended to a try hard to do his best character. Pls bring him back.

Glyceria Ingram
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Glyceria Ingram

General Hospital is; as they say off the chain, awesome !! I will miss Julian but all the stars are great, I record it daily, and GH is the only recording I can watch more than once, Thank you!!

Nik
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Nik

Cyrus is still a slimball and always wants to show he has the power but Laura will be one of many to take him down. I still do not believe Julian is dead and I hope he has a part of taking Cyrus down. The Police commissioner has made so many bad decisions in this Cyrus fiasco it makes my head hurt and I do not blame Curtis for being angry with her.

Patrick
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Patrick

William DeVry : “Julian” I did not expect this MUCH tease sensational delight he’s a good actor, solid imagination whet and senses checked I’m certain Julian was kept around because Message Board LIGHT UP ! Thank YOU for that. when any arch nemesis for Sonny and Carly have run their course… well you can imagine the obvious… Julian caught with every cast member. YES he caught on with all triggers sensored. one of the sexiest … of all cast members… AND that speaks VOLUME. HE never reached over the top , over kill, was always on ready, stand by, and… Read more »

Nik
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Nik

Tru Dat

rose
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rose

Happy Holidays GH viewers! Sarcasm meant here. Sorry great actors have to deal with the writer’s stories whose idea of drama keeps getting uglier and uglier over the last few years starting with fluke. Now we have a narcissistic bad guy who thinks it’s okay to make a living addicting people because of daddy issues. And “oh” let’s do it through the hospital. Then there’s Sonny (also step daddy issues), and Jason, who is more loyal to Sonny and Carly than to his own wife and kids. Not sure what they do but are less bad because they don’t deal… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

GH has been firing on all cylinders for weeks now! The acting and writing have been top-notch, especially the scenes between Laura, Cyrus and Martin. Jeff Kober is fantastic in this role, Michael E. Knight is as charming as ever (even with the heavily put-on southern accent), and Genie is Genie, need I say more? She shines no matter what material she’s given. The writing in those scenes was great, and I look forward to seeing more of this new family dynamic. As for Julian, I’m really sad with what the writers have done to him this year. His downfall… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hi Jimmy
I don’t think we’ll ever see Julian again since Sam identified his body but what I thought was pretty rotten was her telling her brother that their father got exactly what he deserved. He was not a good father but he loved them in the only way he was capable of. I guess if Julian and Alexis didn’t act as she thought they should then they weren’t worthy of her love. God, what a hypocrite!

Celia
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Celia

WOW! WOW! WOW! Amazing Julian-transformation. Bravi, makeup artists—and, bravo William!! A true thespian!
Sonny needs to rest—such a put on. Plus, the entire deal with Jason, the arresting cop and Diane was such a forced scene—-nonsensical words from a nonsensical attorney. Really?! A farce!! Just sayin’.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Celia 🙂
Good to see you are alive well and sassy 🙂
They actually did, it!!! Julian was actually killed off..
How he would be brought back would now need miracle writing.
Wonder if he’ll be cremated– burying people is gross.
You take care- be safe !!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, sir—and, thank you for “getting” me. I am frequently told I think on a different plane.
Merry Christmas to you, as well.❤️

MamaDee
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MamaDee

I can’t bear to lose Sonny or Julian. Carly,Ava,Alexis,Tracy,Monica,Epiphany and Diane are irreplaceable. At the same time I am so sick and tired of the Michael,Chase,Sasha and Willow story. Anna has become tiresome with her obsession about Peter. Jordan has become a real pain in the butt. She needs to leave Port Charles as soon as she can Her character is soooo repetitive and redundant. My biggest complaint is the writers. So many things that happen are simply not realistic. A shoot-out in an unoccupied bus terminal? Teenagers hacking into hospital records and no one knows? None of the PCPD… Read more »

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

Well stated. I share these sentiments exactly exactly.

Marcy
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Marcy

I’m pretty sure people are doing their own hair and makeup during covid

Celia
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Celia

Hmmmm….I doubt William D is proficient with eyebrow pencils and highlighters—His makeup was professionally “painted”. A true Michelangelo?? LOL “Julian” looked like he had one foot inside Satan’s fiery domain.

Su000
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Su000

MamaDee,
Truth be- soaps stories are ”simply not realistic.”
They are fantasy fiction and weird dumb stuff LOL
It’s all makebelieve– gotta luv the soaps 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Top to bottom, GH has been great since coming out of the initial Covid shutdown. Connecting a current storyline with Laura’s past and making her related to Cyrus and Martin, BRILLIANT! Three top notch actors chewing up good dialog. A positive treat in a not so positive year!

Su000
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Su000

Hi Timmm —
goes to show that being on lock-down with time
on hand you can create awesome stories
out of boredom and isolation..
And– it gave time to recharge../reboot oneself.
Looks like covid jump-started the brains of the writers.

Celia
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Celia

Right-on, T–Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year. Luv-ya, my friend!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Love you, miss you, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kay
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Kay

Please tell me did you miss all the episodes that the character Sonny treated women with absolutely no respect? I can’t stand the character !

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kay
Hi! Iam having a hard time remembering exactly which women you are speaking of. Just for hoots, would you name a few?

Celia
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Celia

Right??!! TPTB expect the viewer to give a blind eye and a deaf esr to Sonny’s criminal activities, machinations and male superiority. I’ve only been watching for six years, but his sexist intonation has reared its ugly head many a time..
The hypocrisy by both the show’s elites and the character is quite ironic..

bob
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bob

Man, TPTB really wanted to make a point to/about deVry, didn’t they? It’s a shame they took their gripes with the actor to the screen and made him run around like a rat for weeks before jumping off a parapet, being shot, then shot again, then falling off a bridge, and then dragged around the set around in a body bag. DeVry is a damn good actor & I’m sad to see him go. The whole thing reminded me of a story told by the character of Moira on Schitt’s Creek about her soap persona being killed 7 different ways… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Agreed. Yet Sonny ‘lives” on.—–I guess talent is not a requirement.

Su000
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Su000

Hi !! Celia 🙂
Sonny hasn’t committed crimes, he has other people do what’s needed..
And- he’s never coldblooded killed anyone, that’s Jason..
Actually, Sonny is quite clean..
Carly & Sonny have become boring eeehhhh
Their relationship has outlived its time.
But it seems that there isn’t anyone else for the characters.
So- if they break up for the 10000 time they will remarry for the 10000 time.
I still have’t figured out the reason for them, at their age, to have a baby/Donna- makes no sense, nope..

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Susie Q—- Great “seeing” you. Hope you had a joyful Christmas—no large family gathering? LOL Donna is a menopause baby. Realistically, it does happen. My grandmother gave birth to my father at forty-seven years of age. We call my dad an “oops” baby. However, I don’t know what point the writers were trying to make when they decided to give Carly and Sonny a baby. Was it to show that Sonny is as virile as ever and Carly still hot to trot?. I suppose TPTB are running out of bright ideas to keep this couple relevant. BTW—-Sonny is definitely… Read more »

Dawn Kochel
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Dawn Kochel

Thought Julian would survive. he never found out he has another baby. why did they kill him off, still a lot of stories for him? Can’t they have his death be a plot to help him escape for a while?

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Denise Alexander Responds to Outpouring of Fan Support on Her Return to General Hospital

Longtime fans of General Hospital were over the moon when it was revealed that Denise Alexander was on her way back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise her role of Dr. Lesley Webber, mother of Laura, played by Genie Francis.

With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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