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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Learns She Has ‘Family Ties’, Julian’s on the Brink, Trina Gets to the Truth

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On Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, two characters were floored at some major revelations; while another continues to run for his life.

First, Laura (Genie Francis), who is snooping around the long-term care facility, is in Florence’s room, when she hears someone beginning to come in.  She hightails it to the bathroom, only to find out and overhear Martin (Michael E. Knight) speaking to his mother, Florence!  When he goes to get her some water, Laura has no choice but to pop out of the bathroom, just as Curtis (Donnell Turner) bursts through the door to tell Martin to keep quiet about everything from this point out.

After Curtis leaves to head back to Port Charles to help Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry), it leaves Laura and Martin to have a heart-to-heart. Martin says how much Florence misses his father, which prompts Laura to tell him that she is his half-sister,  Gordon Gray is her father.   He goes on about how Gordon had a wandering eye, which Laura sadly says she is a by-product of.  She asks Martin why Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) is paying for Florence’s care.  Enter Cyrus, who reveals that Florence is his mother, too! This shocker leaves Laura stunned that the man who is out to destroy Port Charles is her other half-brother.

 

Meanwhile, Julian (William deVry) who previously was visited by the ghosts of Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan), Connie Falconeri from Bensonhurst (Megan Ward), and the love of his life, Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) … while in a delusional state … is somehow still alive at the bus station.  He is bleeding out from his gunshot wound.  When a stranger comes to the bus station, Julian asks what time it is, and finds out he missed his bus to Montreal.  Now, he offers the stranger 100 bucks for his ticket, so he can get on the next bus.  Meanwhile, Cyrus’ henchman is on the scene ready to silence Julian, but Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason (Steve Burton) arrive leaving Jason to take out the gunman and Sonny to go after Julian who got away,   Eventually, Julian and Sonny come face to face, but Julian looks to be on his last leg.

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Mac (John J. York) has dragged a very much alive Taggert to the PCPD and demands to know who helped him fake his own death.  Taggert is now played for several episodes by Asante Jones subbing for Réal Andrews.  Portia (Brook Kerr) and Trina (Sydney Mikayla) show up at the PCPD to warn Jordan about Cyrus’ latest ploy.  However, when they arrive they are shocked to see a very much alive Taggert.

An emotional Trina demands an explanation from her father … why he stood by and watched his family grieve for him, without telling her the truth and why he had to remain hidden.  Taggert pleads with her to understand it was for her own safety.  She does not want to hear it and leaves the station with Portia.  In these scenes we must give praise to Sydney Mikayla who delivered a daughter’s hurt and betrayal when she had to play it against Jones, not Andrews, whom she had previously developed an on-screen chemistry with as father/daughter.

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So, do you like that GH tied Cyrus, Martin and Laura together? How much more suffering can they put Julian through?  What did you think of Sydney Mikayla’s performance? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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Amazing! GH is crushing it right now. What a month! Though I really dislike Cyrus, it’s interesting to think about Laura being tied to a drug kingpin. I also like her being connecting to Martin…IF only he would lose that damn accent. Please find a way to make that go away. It’s just a really bad accent and inconsistent to boot. Overall, a terrific episode!

Carrie
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Carrie

Oh I like how he has an accent. 🙂 It sounds more like old-timey Savannah to me instead of Shreveport though. If his character 86’d the accent, I would be disappointed. Take care. 🙂

Janet
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Janet

I totally agree with the accent, it is annoying and he is such a great actor.

Jim
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Jim

Cyrus is a bore…not the actor but the character…when is Julian gone for good…and when does Nelle return married to Morgon Corinthos

Kay
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Kay

It’s been going on for years WDV must have offended someone because for years he has been treated awful

Steve
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Steve

Julian’s goodbye tour is going on as long as Cher’s. Ian Buchanan is a like fine wine – getting better with age. Connie (and that dress) are a good sight in small doses. Would’ve been nice to see Carlos and Olivia Jerome. These writers could probably do better by Tonja Walker than Jelly did. Other than the unnecessary accent, Martin is now somewhat relevant. Will his now being Charlotte’s great uncle change his dynamic with Valentin? Genie never disappoints. Sydney is a star in the making. Any day John York is on is a good one. Hope Real Andrews is… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I’m expecting Julian in Hell really soon now. But somebody has to explain how he made it from a bus station in Secaucus New Jersey to that old foot bridge north of Port Charles, within seconds while bleeding out…. Meanwhile Laura seems to be in a Hell all of her own, now that she knows she’s related to Cyrus the Virus. On the other horn, she and Martin might actually be able to have some sort of sibling relationship. Seems like they’re making the effort to make Martin more of a real person, as opposed to the cartoonish lawyer with… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Satan
What got me was Diane’s speedy arrival at Jason’s side. I’ve gone from N.Y to N.J and could not believe her explanation. Yes, that did look like the P.C bridge and now both Sonny and Julias are in the drink! I also agree about them using Taggert’s stand-in for those scenes.

Priscilla
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Priscilla

Wow! A true soap episode. Laura, Cyrus and Martin are all related! I never saw this coming. Especially Laura and Cyrus. It’s great to have Genie Francis in a major storyline. She’s an amazing actress.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Priscilla
I agree with you. Can not see that trio sitting around the Christmas tree!
Don’t tell anyone but if he wasn’t the terrible man he is, I could almost feel sorry for Cyrus. Good actor that he is, he can really turn on the emotions.

Harry
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Harry

I agree. As I noted down below, the talent simultaneously coming from all three actors was off the charts. And I’m so happy to see Michael E Knight in a front burner storyline. He seems to be finding his sea legs as he fleshes out the character of Martin Grey. The other day I loved how he flashed Valentin (played by his long time friend) a grin when he was called back to the table. Love his natural brotherly chemistry with Laura which was almost instantaneous. Finally, I loved his interaction with his brother Cyrus. The two actors looked close… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Harry
You said it all. I really love these two actors,and wish they were playing good guy parts, though it wouldn’t be as exciting, right? We know Cyrus can not come to a good end, and Martin while using the law for good and evil, who knows about him. Happy Holidays to you Harry, stay well.

Johnny
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Johnny

Julian’s exit has been the longest, most dragged out exit story ever!! Get it over with already!! As the only former mobster who actually changed his ways, it is disgusting, as always…to watch murderers Sonny and Jason claim a higher moral ground. But that is par for the course on GH.

Did they REALLY bring Steve Burton back 3 years ago to have uncomfortable chats with Maurice Benard???

Rodd
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Rodd

Oh My Lands! I was so blown away by Sydney Mikayla’s performance! She really carried all those scenes. Laura popping out of the bathroom left me scratching my head, wondering how she’ll get out of the hospital without consequences for herself, Curtis or Kevin. After all, these “professionals” lied to get her into the facility. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how her new “family” will impact her quest to take down Cyrus and how she’ll deal with half-brother Martin once Cyrus is removed from the scene. And, I must say that I enjoyed Julian’s fleeing from Sonny scenes.… Read more »

mike
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mike

This is great story. Jeff Kober is a good villan and this will give Michael Knight more air time. GH is must see again.

Carrie
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Carrie

I know this article is about Thursday’s episode, but omg Friday’s episode was awesome! I love the scenes between Michael Knight and Jeff Kober. These two actors bring out the best talent in each other. Such a great idea for the writers to make them brothers. I had been bored with the “robotic” Cyrus Renault but not anymore. His character is far from robotic when he’s sharing a scene with Michael Knight. I LOVE the way Michael Knight plays Martin when standing up to Cyrus; Completely unafraid of Cyrus. Great job to both of them and to the lovely Miss… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I could not agree more! That hospital room was positively crackling with talent, charisma and energy. The dynamics between the three characters was off the charts. It was a brilliantly written and acted scene. “ Am I that predictable?” Laura asks. “No, I’m that good,”retorts Cyrus. Oh snap!

Carrie
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Carrie

Harty, I like the few times Martin has looked Cyrus dead in the face and says “Who the hell do you think you’re talking to?” Martin isn’t afraid of ole’ Cy and I love it. Cyrus is almost subservient to Martin. He does not challenge Martin like he challenges everyone else in Port Charles. Martin ain’t putting up with Cyrus’ nonsense and Cyrus knows it. 🙂

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Cyrus still recognizes Martin as his big brother, so I think he respects him for that.

Harty
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Harty

Carrie, yes! I love the dynamics which exist between Martin and Cyrus. The close eye contact and the flickering as of familiarity in their expressions shows so much without telling too much.

Carrie
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Carrie

Meant Harry, not Harty. Sorry.

Patrick
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Patrick

Cyrus: “imagine my delight when i discovered i share DNA with such an esteemable woman.” Laura: “don’t expect me to have the same delight, i don’t give a damn about our shared DNA…” Martin: ( MY delight ) that at last, Martin has a breakthrough !!! I LOVE his friendship w/Valentin. these two men are far and away , more interesting in all the other male bonds. Wow… watching @Cyrus: facial EXPRESS’ion (s) as i’ve said from the time he first aired. keep up. (Roger Howarth could get acting lesson) it’s not lost on me, that Cyrus as the oldest… Read more »

VioletLemm
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VioletLemm

Oh, I guess I misunderstood the men’s relationship. I thought Martin was the elder brother.

Harry
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Harry

Hi Violet! I just know that the brilliant Jeff Kober (whom I know from China Beach and Sons of Anarchy) is about 4 or 5 years older than Michael E Knight so I just assumed he was the big brother. I hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe. Good riddance to Julian and 2020!

PS. Kidding about Julian, love William deVry. The character was just written into a corner with no exit strategy.

Violet Lemm
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Harry
Happy Holidays to you and yours too. I did not watch China Beach but recently saw a couple of NCIS L.A and he was being held as a long time prisoner. Very good role for him and great acting chops as usual.

Harry
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Harry

Patrick, I love how you recite the dialogue to reinforce your point. Much appreciated. Yes, you’re right. Jeff Corbin could give many of the actors lessons on how to emote without screaming, smashing the crystal, and rubbing one’s temples in order to demonstrate emotional angst.

Celia
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Celia

I need to praise Genie’s acting skills repeatedly—-her talent is as vast as an ocean. The various expressions/emotions crossing her beautiful face tell a million stories. I was so engrossed as she studied her nemesis’ body-language with bated breath while he interacted with Martin. I must say that I am beginning ( belying my preconception of both the actor and character) to truly appreciate Kober. Much like Genie, he has the gift of capturing an audience by the diverse expressions on his face. I saw that devilish facade soften as his eyes turned to his mother!! So impressed, I am.… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Sorry, but I think this educated girl could somehow understand the love her father had for her to protect her in this way, and just be thankful that he’s alive.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I was speaking of Trina above. Good actor. She’s got a mouth on her that’s for sure and she doesn’t mind who she uses it on, be it Cyrus, Curtis, Jordan, etc.

Mark Brown & Patricia Silva
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Mark Brown & Patricia Silva

It definitely puts a totally new spin on Laura’s birth dad when everyone heard that she killed her Surrogate dad figure back in the 2000’s Rick Webber and faced a total catatonic mental breakdown in 2005. Fans of Laura are taking a long puzzled reaction to her half blood relationship to both Cyrus & Martin. Shock for Trina regarding her dad’s near death revival, btw Great acting Trina! Let’s hope that both Sonny & Julian survive their fall? Great acting GH Cast & Crew. Forever Loyal Devoted Avid fans from Modesto CA.
Patricia Silva & son Mark L.D. Brown.

Karol Hayes
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Karol Hayes

I want sonny 2livej

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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..

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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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