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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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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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Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

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Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

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As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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