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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Returns To The Campus Disco! Have Genie Francis and Jon Lindstrom Piqued Your Interest As An On-Screen Duo?

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On Wednesday’s General Hospital, Laura (Genie Francis) returned to the spot of one of the most unforgettable nights of her life, and not in good way.  With Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) along for the ride, Laura tries to figure out how and what Helena (Constance Towers) has in store for her from the great beyond.

Once inside the Campus Disco, Laura looks at the disco mirror ball and begins to remember the night of her rape by Luke.  Still to this day one of the most controversial moments in soap history. Laura tells Kevin that Luke never forgave himself for what happened that night, and that she never really pushed back on him about her feelings about it  over the years, because his guilt consummed him.  Still Laura admits she doesn’t regret her two wonderful children with Luke, or her marriage.

Laura wants to continue to snoop around the disco, which apparently has had no buyers interested in the place.  She finds a blank note, and Kevin and Laura just continue to think it’s all part of Helena’s sick and twisted mind games.  Then the real estate agent reveals to the duo that the owners haven’t want to sell it, and their names are Lloyd and Lucy Johnson! Those were the aliases Luke and Laura used when they first went on the run from Frank Smith.

When Kevin asks ,where did Lloyd and Lucy go? Laura tells  him Beecher’s Corners.  Next, Laura decides she will go there next to see if she finds any more clues as to what Helena is trying to reveal to her.  Kevin, being as charming as ever, says he will go with her.  Laura says it could be very dangerous, and she doesn’t think this is a good idea for him to tag along.  He says he is a shrink, and he will be fine.  They share a bonding moment.

Is this the storyline that GH has promised fans for a long time that will headline Genie Francis in a satisfying way?  Since it looks fairly certain that Kevin and Laura are growing closer  … how do you feel about Kevin being the new romantic interest in Laura’s life?  What do you think Helena’s has in store for Laura, and what will be revealed? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Penny
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Penny

I LOVE it! I am anxious to see how everything unfolds…

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I love it also–WAY overdue for Genie Francis who commands the “stage.” For me, she IS the show–and Jon makes for a perfect timing–she AND he underplay with just the perfect timing. Grace Kelly and Cary Grant-like in To Catch a Thief, as I said in another post. Now, writers, do your part–PLEASE!

Patricio
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Patricio

Nancy – I agree 100%. Those two would make a dynamic, mature couple. Both great actors with comic chops- add in Lucy and Scotty with all that history – bingo ! Soap worth watching.

Curacaoman
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Curacaoman

They are great together, but since they are not Carly and Sonny we will probably see them once every 3 weeks. I am sure the actual story will be a dud as well

Justin
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Justin

I’m afraid you’re right. I want you to be wrong, but I fear. If the story does turn out to be successful, I imagine somehow they’ll fit Sonny into it, or Jason will rescue Laura somehow.

me3
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me3

Lol! If Sonny or Jason sneak up in this story I will be pissed.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I so want to give them a chance!

Phil
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Phil

I agree that Carly and Sonny are thrown down our throats, but I do like them as a couple!

aria
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aria

auras got to move on from luke whose not coming back and why not kevin? he’s a good guy and laura deserves that, they can double date w/ feliicia and mac and have a good time. laura doesn’t need a bad guy in her life or a dangerous one so i give my vote to kevin.

Omar
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Omar

It is great for Laura to have a front burner storyline and with Kevin..I am just hoping these two head writers are consistent and give us a rewarding finish to the storyline..It seems we get a couple of episodes with Laura and Kevin and then we do not see them and their story for over a week or more! I miss so much Ms Towers..Please bring her back!! GH should have a storyline which will have Heather Webber, Helena Cassadine and Dr. O in scenes together..Like sisters in crime kind of story..That will be awesome! Campy, over the top and… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Didn’t know we had any younger viewers–aren’t the faithful, long-standing viewers the staple of the fan base?

Omar
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Omar

Yes, you are so right!! That said, it will be great to have young viewers to start to tune in or to remain viewing–hence having the soap genre alive for many years to come and perhaps revive it.

Scoma60
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Scoma60

I’m all for any story that’s not Mob related.I’m fed you with GH trying to sell Sonny,Jason,Julian,Paul,etc…as romantic or heroic.

I’m enjoying Laura with Kevin and this mystery. My only pause is I hope they don’t delve too much into the rape.

That story and history was brilliantly handled when it happened and later when Lucky learned about it. GH does not have HWs strong enough to revisit a story of this magnitude.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Genie Francis is such an excellent actress. I’ve been patient since GH’s 50th anniversary and have stuck around this long in the hopes that the soap will be able to leave the mob behind. They almost did it by placing more emphasis on Nikolas and the Cassadines. But, now I see they’re going back to Sonny & Co. While Luke may have been an anti-hero, he (under his public face) NEVER condoned making a living as a criminal. Robert was his best friend & the police commissioner, and they actually were on the right side of the law during GH’s… Read more »

Shell
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Shell

Well said.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You say it well!

Harry
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Harry

Totally agree with you, Kansas.

Ellen
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Ellen

I like Kevin and Laura. I also think she Would really work well with Ned. Haven’t seen Olivia at all. The problem is in order for people to invest in Laura and Kevin they need to be on more than three days a month and interact with other people as well.

me3
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me3

I need to see more of them, too. But with the summer coming up I don’t know that we will.

I also thought she’d work well with Ned but I think Kevin has the edge here. Jon has a deep, calming presence that works well with Genie’s approach. Their scenes are full of harmony.

chris
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chris

love it. love these two together. laura finally gets a good story

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m holding my breath!

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

Kevin and Laura work well together, and finally a couple i enjoy watching…..yes, this old geezer is doing a happy dance….Genie deserves a story and yes, im interested!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’ll join that happy dance, if I may. 🙂

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

The more the merrier…

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Unless they keep Lucy to cause Laura grief once she catches on. .not interested. .I find Kevin quite boring and together it will be a snoozer fest

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I can’t wait!! Happy to see that they dressed Laura in that nice jacket. She looked great!

Patrick
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Patrick

I loved the full on big smile… laughing… and heck… giggling w/Kevin Laura has been so somber… and nonstop carrying that petrified look…. dang! loosen up Laura for me: bringing back that rape… a feeling of all stimuli wary…. in ready mode could this be… an omen… a sign of Laura totally and at last… giving up on Luke… and we can all do the Luke is dead dance. I think it’s fair to say…. This is Genie Francis show , now so why not go anywhere… with these two… don’t be cautious… Passion…. lets see them cooking for each… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I completely agree Patrick! I really enjoyed reading your post.
I especially agree with “and ( drool ) Jon Lindstrom hanging around in Port Charles bringing sexy back”. 🙂 Additionally, I don’t understand how Nicholas can be hurting financially after selling ELQ and paying taxes?? This doesn’t make any sense. Taxes are a percentage of the total sale, so when you are talking $millions there should be plenty left over??

Rose
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Rose

“How dare GH let Nicholas slide the far?” Very good point. Just don’t seen an end game here, or for that matter why did it start in the first place. He has made exceptionally wrong calls with women, and this includes lying about Jason/Jake for liz and then putting the hit on Hayden.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

She did indeed–fine and dandy–and lovely. Her hair was perfect and she was glowing–seemed to be relaxed and having fun–out from under the “heavy load” at last.

Jen
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Jen

I like the Laura and Kevin scenes a lot. It’s something new and fresh. I’m looking forward to seeing how the story progresses. The mystery is fun.

Melissa
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Melissa

Like them as friends solving a mystery together but not seeing much chemistry there romantically. I think Laura needs a slightly older man type in her life. But NOT Luke!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I see the chemistry! BTW, Genie Francis is a YOUNG woman.

me3
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me3

I can see the chemistry. It’s a slow-burner and I’m loving it.

Harry
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Harry

Nancy, I think Melissa means she would like to see Laura with an older man.
I do disagree, however.
I also agree with you when you said that JL is well adept at playing subtle and understated.
He’s a really terrific actor.

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

Love them..great to relive GH history

Maria
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Maria

I’m not even going to venture a guess as to what Helena has in store for Laura. My guesses in the past were never even close. I will say that I like Kevin and Laura together. She needs someone less tense than the men she has taken up with in the past. Whose better than Kevin? He’s got to have a sense of humor , he was with Lucy!

Timmm
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Timmm

Lucy was a goof! Kevin can actually have a decent conversation now with a grown, mature women!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Say Amen!

Alan
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Alan

Laura and Kevin are cute together but all I could think about during this episode was that Jean and Shelly actually expect us to believe that the Campus Disco has been standing vacant for 36 years…

Melissa
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Melissa

Yeah, and it’s not even dusty!

Harry
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Harry

Well, in this case I am really happy to suspend my sense of disbelief.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Me, too, Harry!

Jane
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Jane

Not Kevin, I don’t know who.

Anthony
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Anthony

I’m for whatever gives Genie Francis and her beautiful face a real story of her own. She should be kept front and center on the show. And sign her to 10 year contract because I believe she will still be beautiful, dynamic and relevant well into her 60s!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You say it so right! I’m with you!

Ces
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Ces

It’s hard to invest in any couple unless you’re Sonny/Carly or Jason/Sam/Liz because the others are on once every 3 weeks! So, I guess we’ll see Laura and Ken in June to continue their conversation. Also, I find it hard to believe that the Campus Disco is as it was left from 1978!! Really??? GH, please trim the cast!!

Shell
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Shell

I have liked the pairing of Laura and Kevin. I will, however, be glad if a day ever comes where Laura has a fresh story not involving her kids, Luke, or the Cassadines. But it was very nice to see her have a lot more scenes this week. I’m hoping it is the real Kevin and not his twin, working for Helena. When they get to Beecher’s Corners, I’m hoping Laura isn’t backed into a corner where she ends up freaking out and going catatonic again. For a moment there, I feared the writers were headed in that direction when… Read more »

me3
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me3

I hope to never see her go there again, emotionally. Its been enough. I also don’t want her mentioning Luke again either. Hopefully the story will be more about Laura and less about Luke and Laura. They owe at least that much to Genie and her fans after all we’ve had to endure with this character.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay I am a bit confused wasn’t it reveal during Ron C’s reign that it was Fluke- Luke’s alter that was the one who actually raped her– I seemed to remember long time fans being ticked off that Ron changed Luke’s history to white wash his dark side by making Luke have second personality. The point being wouldn’t Laura know this new fact–wouldn’t it change her perspective of the past knowing Luke MP Disorder? Because she was talking like she didn’t know those facts. Anyway, I am for anything that brings JL back to our screens– and I can see… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I haven’t a clue what they are talking about..
disco balls, phony names, elvis songs- WTF
I might not have even been born or too young to get down to Heartbreak Hotel….
It’s a bunch of crapola to me ..

Shell
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Shell

Su, even the writers haven’t a clue in that regard. Elvis and Heartbreak Hotel were not played in the Campus Disco and it really irked me when that was mentioned the other day. The Campus Disco scenes were always filled with disco and pop and there was never any music on the playlist that didn’t fit those genres. They also went on to contradict themselves by having Laura speak of how the disco was filled with the “in”, “hip” crowd. Well, no young hip person in those times was going to DISCOS to hear Elvis music. It was clear someone… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Hi Shell.. Thanks for the info 🙂
I know zero of that era of GH.. so you can see it holds no connection to me,,
wow! ABC put out money to use those songs )ie Prince .
the characters who discoed would have to be 60? now, did Tracy disco? Sonny? Monica? ((I gotta see that!

(( I know of John Travolta dancing to staying alive.. the fashions were horrible and the huge hair lol ..))

Justin
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Justin

That era of GH was it’s highest rated ever. Please don’t insult your intelligence and all of ours by pretending you don’t know about it.

Harry
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Harry

I know Justin. I somehow get the feeling Su000 posts these comments in between Jello in the resident dinning hall and bingo in the rec room.

su0000
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su0000

hi Justin..
Of course I know GH’s glory years were in the 80’s. However I was not watching and know nothing about its disco era.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

su0000, NOW we disagree again. If you haven’t seen GH when this story was going on–you missed the GREATEST acting team–surely not “crapola”–anything but. Take a peek at the episodes on youtube IF you are interested in great writing, great acting, great suspense and adventure. We all held our breaths until the next day in the “glory days” of GH. Bite your tongue! 🙂

Shell
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Shell

Yes, it was truly “good theater” back then and way ahead of its time for daytime tv. Fortunately or unfortunately, it was such good theater that those stories and those characters haunt and follow poor Laura til this day. When Liz Taylor (original Helena) cursed Luke and Laura, it was as if Genie and Tony were cursed in real life in a way. I am hoping this newest story ends up being a story of closure. After this story rounds out, I am hoping they let Laura find a wonderful new purpose and allow Genie to remind viewers of her… Read more »

Shell
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Shell

Hi again Su. If you are in the mood for kicks and giggles: A great place to see the vintage campus disco stuff is the “sussezq” youtube channel. You would begin with the 1979-1980 LnL playlist. To answer some of your questions: No, Sonny was not on the show until early 90’s so he wasn’t there at the disco. You will mostly see Bobbie, Luke, Scottie and Laura. Alan Q. might be there at the disco sometimes because he wanted Susan Moore, Jason Morgan’s biological mom. (She ended up running the disco after Luke.) Laura’s parents (both of them were… Read more »

Shell
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Shell

lol. Su, I found a scene where Tracy is at the disco. But she’s there in the morning so I can only assume it was either for exercise class or to pay Susan Moore a visit to tell her to stay away from her then- husband, Senator Mitch Williams. My bet is the latter. You can find it on the sussezq channel, playlist 1979-1980, #103, around the 7:58 mark. She is quite lovely and always a superb actress.

Rose
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Rose

Su..and John Travolta co-starred and danced with Finola Hughes/Anna in ‘Staying Alive.’

me3
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me3

Sorry. I meant this reply for Su.

kathy
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kathy

You betcha. I love them. Genie and Jon are great actors and they have great chemistry. They act like they have known each other for years. Wink-Wink I also love Kevin supporting Laura so much. She has been through a lot and so has Kevin for that matter. Maybe Lucy and Luke aught to get together. They are both total downers . LOL!

kathy
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kathy

I forgot to say. They would still be L&L. Maybe this time would be a charm for Luke.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Great actors, great chemistry–now for a GREAT story, right?

tori
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tori

I love the pairing of Kevin with Laura! He makes her smile and is a very laid back sort of guy who is easy to talk to,funny and very charming. His personality is very compatible with hers,he’s a reassuring presence in her life and he obviously considers her a friend and enjoys being with her. I hope the writers continue writing great stuff for them as Laura so deserves a man that she can trust,someone whose there for her that can be understanding and loving. Kevin fits that bill and their funny together as well. I want lots more of… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

Love the idea of Kevin and Laura. Going to Beecher’s Corner should be interesting, especially if Mr and Mrs Whittaker are still alive! Lol.

Shell
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Shell

Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker were wonderful. When LnL revisited Beecher’s Corners in the 2000’s, was there any mention if the Whittakers’s were still alive? Had their home become a Bed and Breakfast run by one of their nieces?

Harry
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Harry

YES, YES and YES! As someone who has been so very critical of the writing I have to say that they are finally delivering her. I love the story line. I love that it pays fidelity to Laura’s unresolved issues and history and I also love that they coupled her with Dr Collins to accompany her on this backward journey. I might add that Jon Lindstrom is an underrated gem of an actor and I am so happy he has been brought back in. Well done, writers and actors. Now please, let these two continue to have a well written… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Intriguing story line that is transpiring between Laura and Kevin”–yes, Harry; oh, yes!

Margie Dalton
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Margie Dalton

I would love it! I could see Lucy kissing anyone but Baldwin. Doc ship has sailed let him be happy.

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

I kinda like Laura and Kevin together, but as as someone else wrote — there is NO way in hell that the Campus Disco would still be there from 1978-79. Come on! In fact, I’m pretty sure it was mentioned in the ’80s that the place had been turned into something else.

Timmm
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Timmm

I think its a Chipolte now!

Joe
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Joe

Ha ha!

Justin
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Justin

So happy to see Genie in a story of her own. I fear that we still won’t see her much because it’s not mob-related, but here’s to hoping.

Timmm
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Timmm

Look, I’m happy that Genie and Jon are in a story that COULD be front burner. I love them as humans and their characters. ONE thing I didnt like and it comes across as GH either being CHEAP or LAZY, why no flashbacks? IT was a major point in the story of that night in the disco. If you are a newer fan, you may have not seen the disco scenes with Luke and Laura. To me its cheap not to use the flashbacks. They either dont want to pay Tony for his use OR they want us to forget… Read more »

Shell
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Shell

Timmm, I too was expecting flashbacks and that ever-present Herb Alpert song in the background. Lord knows they played it a thousand times in flashbacks during that story line. I’m sure Herb Alpert became one rich musician during that time. I think you are correct that maybe there is a Tony-related reason why they didn’t go there.

me3
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me3

I honestly don’t think the flashbacks would’ve helped. They were clearly trying to make a point about the past while leaving it in the past. They wanted to note it, briefly. I think the decision to leave it out may have been financially motivated but I also think leaving it out takes the attention away from Luke and how scandalous it was. For once, all that mattered is Laura’s resolution of those events.

Timmm
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Timmm

“Rise” was such a good song! I’m sure it wouldnt cost much to play it ONE time!

Anne
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Anne

More Laura, more Kevin, please. Please move the story beyond Laura’s past with Luke to something fresh and now that doesn’t involve Laura’s kids or her relationship with Luke. Over and done. She’s vital on her own. Please write something substantial for her

Shell
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Shell

Preach, Anne. Preach! 🙂

me3
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me3

Yes! I hope it gets more into Laura and her past. Forget the rest. I’m falling in love with the character again and, from what I’ve read on other sites, many newer viewers are, too.

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
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Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

Definitely want to see more of Laura and Kevin/Genie and Jon!

Janet Byrnes
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Janet Byrnes

WOW A story with two likeable actual actors, with talent no less, Hooray, lets go. But one thing no more poor Luke. he raped her, and then TG wanted to never see Laura again.? YUCK. No mob, and these two talking to each other and I may even come back to watch this. I will dvr it, so if they are actually on, I can watch them and NOT have to subject myself to another killer hero.

Terry
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Terry

I like them as friends, but to be honest, I was always a fan of Kevin and Lucy and their great chemistry! Still, I am along for the ride because I love Genie and Jon.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Love the characters and the actors. Together even better. The mystery story is interesting too.

I much prefer watching ANYONE over more Sonny/Carly or Jason/Sam. Too bad. I loved Billy Miller on AMC & YR. I haven’t enjoyed any of his work on GH. I don’t think its him, so it must be the writing. Whatever it is I wish he’d go back to Y&R. JT as NotBilly is as bad as BM as the Borg. JMO.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, better than the Sonny and Cher–er–Carly show by a long shot, eh? 🙂

Re Billy Miller: I didn’t watch hom on AMC or Y& R, but he hasn’t lit any fires for me on GH–agreed– must be the writing.

Tracy
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Tracy

This story so far is one of my favorites on GH. Love seeing Genie and Jon get some substantial material, worthy of their talent. It’s just a pleasure to watch something new and fresh handled by two skilled veterans. I only wish it got more focus.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m saying Amen, Amen, Amen to all these positive, enthusiastic comments re Genie and Jon, the pleasure of watching two skilled veterans–and a group desire to give the story more focus and AIR TIME. Come on, GH writers, this is your chance–don’t blow it.

Les
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Les

Amen!

Patrick
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Patrick

“…It’s just a pleasure to watch something new and fresh handled by two skilled veterans. ”

RIGHT ON !

nice post

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am intrigued. Nod to the past. Puts a beloved actors in a strong story line. Please let us enjoy some romance and mystery without violence and the mob!!! Miss Francis and Mr. Lindstrom are excellent at what they do. Thank you, writers, for giving them this opportunity.

Maybe this is how Laura can really move on from Luke without the short-term herky-jerky plot twists she has been given since her return. Fingers crossed for Lucky to come home!

And as much as I liked watching Ms. Towers, I am weary of the Cassadine shenanigans.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

NOW we “mature” viewers (read loyal, longtime fans!) have a super couple all our own–Genie and Jon (has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?). And, yes, we DO know the difference between the actors and their characters, “Laura” and “Kevin.”

If memory serves (and it does, thank you!), we fans were oft-times criticized and chastised for NOT knowing the difference. We didn’t then, and don’t now, take kindly to that false allegation. LOL!

Dan
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Dan

As others have stated, anything that gets Genie Francis on screen more is great with me. She’s been criminally under utilized since returning last year. Makes me wonder why they bothered signing her to a contract, if they weren’t gonna write any stories for her. I’ve been waiting for them to give her something, anything. A story of her own, rather than being a background player to whatever is going on with her kids, lurking around Wyndemere. And anything that gets Jon Lindstrom on more is a win in my book. This is definitely a step in the right direction.… Read more »

Shell
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Shell

Good points, Dan. Reminds me of how they put Luke and Tracy together, when their characters had probably crossed paths less than 10 times between 1978 and 2006.

Les
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Les

I am so glad I tuned back in for Genie’s return. Her appearances have been far too sporadic so am pleased to see she may get a front burner story at last! Please keep her front and centre. Kudos to the writers for adding Jon Lindstrom into the mix as I have always enjoyed his work on GH. Admittedly, I was sceptical when I first heard the rumours about the pairing but once they hit the screen together it made total sense. Watching this relationship develop as they unravel the mystery could be a real treat!

paul453
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paul453

I can’t wait to see more of their scenes. I didn’t watch General Hospital much back in its heyday, but I always liked Genie Francis. I got very interested in Port Charles; I think because it came on 30 minutes before All My Children. Loved Jon Lindstrom on PC. I found out what a great actor he is when he was on As the World Turns. I prefer Kevin over Craig but it’s nice to see his handsome face and captivating presence anytime.

me3
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me3

These two work SO WELL together! Whoever thought of this had a moment of brilliance. I’ve always loved Jon. He’s such a tasteful actor. So having him with Genie, who’s also understated but deep, is such a lovely combo. They are a breath of fresh-linen smelling air on this show right now. We go weeks in between their scenes and I’d love to blame it all on tptb but I think Genie probably prefers this schedule, too. She gets to work and travel with her family, who she’s always put first anyway. I just hope they find more time with… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

I reserve my answer for later on… but so far so good!

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Laura and Kevin just shined together in their scenes last week. She just seems like a much better match for him on a emotional level than annoying Lucy. We have got two beloved veteran characters who’ve been single for a while and seem to be lonely. I like the fact they have now each discussed their past romantic troubles with last month him opening up about Lucy and this month her talking about her life with Luke. I am loving the idea of a slow burn into something real for Laura and Kevin. Kevin going with Laura back to the… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

I love that the writers are attempting to utilize the history of the show with the Nurse’s Ball and with Laura’s past. I’ve always liked Kevin Collins, he’s intelligent and comical and has a great demeanor about him. I also like Kevin being paired with Laura. It’s nice seeing a new friendship unfold while expanding on the history of the show.

patricia magliochetti
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patricia magliochetti

i have been a big fan of general hospital since the 1970s,i love this show,love the story line with luke and laura and robert scorpio,they made the show.you should bring back luke and robert

Sandy
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Sandy

I like Kevin,but he’s no “Luke”. No one will ever replace him on screen. There is only one partner for L aura and that is Luke!

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Kim Delaney’s Lifetime Movie ‘Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice’ Drops Trailer

Coming up as part of Lifetime’s Ripped from the Headlines true crime series of movies, The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice, is now slated to premiere next month on February 20th at 8 pm ET.

General Hospital’s Kim Delaney (Jackie Templeton) stars in the film, executive produced by Deborah Norville. in which she portrays, Mari Gilbert, a mother who becomes alarmed when her daughter Shannan (Katharine Isabelle) is MIA and doesn’t return home. Knowing her daughter sometimes works as an escort, Mari fears the worst.

As those who know the true life story, Mari’s attempt to find her daughter and the subsequent investigation leads to a chilling discovery – the bodies of several other missing women.

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In the real life story, the remains of the women were uncovered accidentally as police searched for Shannan, who went missing after visiting a client, whom she met on Craigslist, in the gated community of Oak Beach on Long Island, and then fleeing the man’s home.   However, police believe that Mari’s unwavering fight to find her daughter which led to finding the other women is not how Shannan ultimately disappeared.

While the case has yet to be solved the film shares, “Though the search for the serial killer is still ongoing, Mari’s passionate dedication to giving her daughter and other forgotten women a voice, and the attention they deserve, has kept the case alive with hopes of a breakthrough soon.”

PEOPLE exclusively dropped the trailer over the weekend.  Make sure to check it out.

Once the trailer was released, Delaney shared on her Twitter account: “Amazing director @StanleyMBrooks Thank you so much, Stan!Very special producers, cast and crew. An important story!”

So will you be watching Kim in her star turn in the upcoming Lifetime movie event? Comment below.

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WATCH: The Cast of ‘Studio City’ Talk On the Latest Five Episodes & The Making of the Critically-Acclaimed Digital Drama

It’s one of the most talked about digital dramas out there, with a look and feel all its own, containing smart, witty, and dramatic plots and dialogue, and stellar performances abound.

In Amazon Prime’s Studio City, the story about life on a soap in front of the camera juxtaposed with the often harsh reality of life behind the scenes, will have any fan of the genre getting a kick out of some of the very familiar soap tropes contained within balanced with the five-hankie moments throughout  And now, Studio City has dropped their latest five episodes picking the story back up from where it left off.

Michael Fairman chatted with the cast of Studio City in his latest interview for The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube. Those taking part in this virtual conversation included: Sean Kanan (Sam), Sarah Joy Brown (Laurie), Tristan Rogers (Doc), Carolyn Hennesy (Gloria), Scott Turner Schofield (Max), Anna Maria Horsford (Jolene), and Justin Torkildesn (Jacob).  Ronn Moss, who also appears in the series playing a version of himself, was filming a movie during the scheduling of this chat, but his presence is felt when some hilarious moments featuring him and Sean Kanan were discussed.

Soap fans know these actors very well.  Kanan, Brown, Hennesy and Rogers have all, or are presently appearing, on General Hospital.  B&B fans recognize Torkilden, Horsford, Moss, and Schofield along with Kanan from their work on the CBS Daytime drama.

Getting a show up and running and then taped during the Covid-19 pandemic is no easy task as Kanan shared in the group interview.  As well, Anna Maria Horsford and Sarah Joy Brown share how they came to their parts and the rapid-fire pace in which their scenes were shot.  Tristan Rogers, who won a Daytime Emmy last year for his performance as Doc, gives another heartbreaking turn, and reveals his thoughts on the work he did, plus shares his remembrances of his late friend and GH co-star, John Reilly.

Scott Turner Schofield talks about how Sean and his wife Michele Kanan, two of the creators of the show, have given him and the transgender community a space with Max’s storyline in Studio City.  GH favorite, Carolyn Hennesy shares how she crafted her role of Gloria, the executive producer, after Jill Farren Phelps, and Daytime Emmy winner Justin Torkildsen shares how he wound up with a part in the digital drama and the scenes he shares with Hennesy.

You can check out the full Studio City cast interview below.  Then let us know, have you checked out the series? What have been your favorite moments and performances in it? Let us know in the comment section.

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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

This week on General Hospital the truth came out on all fronts; as Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) put two and two together and realized Ned (Wally Kurth) cheated on her with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).  Meanwhile, Alexis figured out Tracy (Jane Elliot) framed her to make it look like she passed out drunk behind the wheel.

Throughout, there were great performances from Wally Kurth, Jane Elliot and Nancy Lee Grahn, but it was soap vet, Lisa LoCicero, who for us was given the material and stole the show with her heartbreaking performances as a woman scorned.

LoCicero plays Olivia Falconeri from Bensonhurst, so believably, that viewers understand her every woman, who married into the well-to-do Quatermaines, and who has a much higher moral and ethical standard then the Q’s.

In key scenes at the Quartermaine mansion, Olivia confronts Ned about the night he never came home, and she wants the truth.  She also rightly accuses Tracy on being part of the cover-up.  A caught Ned confesses.  He tells Olivia he was in a terrible place, and jumped to the wrong conclusion about her and Robert (Tristan Rogers), and began drinking, which Sam (Kelly Monaco) overhears and can’t believe he was drinking with an alcoholic. Olivia says that Ned is incapable of being trustworthy after spending his entire life amongst a house full of liars and cheats.  Meanwhile, Alexis shows up in the middle of all this to confront Tracy on her machinations setting the stage for a showdown between Olivia and Alexis.

When Alexis and Olivia talk in private, the former legal eagle apologizes to her friend for sleeping with her husband; saying they both knew it was wrong right after it happened, but Olivia quickly points out that they didn’t seem to stop themselves or think it was wrong, while he was unbuttoning his pants or she was taking off her blouse!

Olivia stands her ground through her devastation and is appalled that Alexis calls her a “friend” and how she is only showing remorse because she has been caught!

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When Ned tries to talk to Olivia and professes how much he loves her and how sorry he is for having sex in a drunken stupor with Alexis, Olivia is gut-punched.  Ned continually says he thought Olivia and Robert hooked-up thanks to Brook Lynn deleting messages meant for Ned.  The fact that he would assume the worst of her, only made things worse for Ned, and then to go as far as having revenge sex with Alexis, made Olivia feel her husband had sunk to new lows.

It is then Olivia has a moment of reckoning; wondering what is her role in the Quartermaine family anyway, and how she doesn’t really fit in.  Ned promises to wait for her and begs her not to give up on them.  When he leaves, Liv breaks down … her marriage in pieces and betrayed by all those she thought she could trust.

Each of the aforementioned moments were played to perfection by LoCicero, leaving the audience wondering just what will Olivia do next and how will she bounce back from this betrayal.  That is why Michael Fairman TV names Lisa our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.  And, if it’s one thing we know about Olivia, she is a scrappy fighter, a survivor, and in the capable hands of this actress, we will be rooting for her all along the way.

So, what did you think of the performance of Lisa LoCicero?  Do you hope Olivia and Ned work things out and they stay together, or do you want to see if she and Robert Scorpio might have a new romance? Comment below.

 

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