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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura, Spencer, and Lulu Try To Cope With Nikolas' Disappearance, Carly Learns Sonny Cut A Deal With Ava!

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On Wednesday’s General Hospital, Laura (Genie Francis) is devastated about the disappearance of her son Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and the ramifications of that, which include he could be dead.  It was nice to see Genie Francis play the mama bear concerned for son and grandson.  When Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) arrives at Wyndemere, she has the difficult task of telling him what happened to his father.  Spencer takes the news rather calmly, and wants to try to solve the mystery of where his dad could be, but he also acknowledges his dad could be dead.  Hayden (Rebecca Budig) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) look on as they are all concerned of Spencer’s reaction.  Laura believes he is in shock and denial.  Spencer wants to go to see the police detectives and so Laura accompanies him.

Lulu (Emme Rylan) who has just told Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) she is ready to have another baby (since they still have the one frozen embryo left), while the two are discussing buying a house for the Falonceri family, receives a call from Laura, while Dante gets a call from the police station. They both learn the situation and developments of an MIA Nikolas.

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Once alone at Wydemere, Elizabeth and Hayden have it out, with Liz telling Hayden she knows she murdered Nikolas and is trying to frame Jason.  Hayden counters that Liz can’t get over Jason or Nikolas, as the two continue their bitchfight.  Lulu and Dante come upon the scene and are told that Laura and Spencer are talking to the police so they should find them. When Spencer, Laura, Lulu and Dante return to Wyndemere, Spencer tells Hayden that if his father never comes back, she still has him, and then he hugs her.

Meanwhile at the PCPD, Jason (Billy Miller) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) arrives to be questioned by Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), but Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) shows up as Jason’s legal counsel.  In the interrogation room, Jordan shows surveillance tape at Wyndemere of Nikolas coming home at 12:02am, followed by Jason at 12:28am, and then Sam arriving on the scene seven minutes later.  Jordan believes Jason is the guilty party and had plenty of time to throw Nikolas through the window.  She tells her prime suspect not to leave town because when the evidence turns up that points to him, he will be arrested.  Alone, Jason tells Sam he’s leaving, after she confesses she’s worried he will face trial.   Later, Elizabeth shows up at the police station with key information for Jordan about Hayden AKA Rachel and Nikolas.

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Carly (Laura Wright) has learned from Bobbie that Lucas is in the hospital in stable condition, but has faced a harrowing situation.  An upset Carly is heading to the hospital to find out more of what happened to Lucas, and more on his condition.  As she decides to leave, Sonny (Maurice Benard) is about to tell him about the arrangement he made with Ava (Maura West) in regards to baby Avery, when unfortunately the doorbell interrupts him.  Who should be there?  Yup, a snarky Ava to pick-up her daughter.  Carly is clearly shocked.  Ava is rude to Carly and Sonny demands she apologize to his wife, or this is the last time she will take baby Avery out of his home.  When Ava leaves with Avery, a very upset Carly asks Sonny why he went this route and let her take the baby.  Sonny explains that he cut a deal with Ava, and a lot of that was influenced by what happened with Michael.   Sonny explains:  “We cut AJ out of Michael’s life for good.  Then he was believed dead.  Then he returned.  Then he worked on Michael, made himself look like the victim, rewrote history, made us look like the bad guys, and him like a saint.  Michael didn’t know any better, because Michael didn’t know AJ.   He was vulnerable to his lies.”  Sonny doesn’t want his daughter falling victim to Ava’s lies and thus turning on them, like Michael did.  An emotional Carly says she knows Sonny is right. These scenes offered nicely played moments by Laura Wright.

Ava brings baby Avery to see Kiki (Hayley Erin) at the Metro Court, who has been hanging out with Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) while she was on a break from her shift.  Kiki takes Avery into the kitchen to get something to eat, which gives Ava a moment to slyly thank Dillon for helping Kiki get over Morgan.

What do you think about Spencer’s reaction to his father’s disappearance and possible murder? Who do you think will turn out to be the culprit in Nikolas’ going through the window at Wyndemere? Will Dante and Lulu’s attempt at having a second child go south?  What did you think of Sonny’s account of his past with Carly and AJ, and how it affected Michael, thus he doesn’t want the same fate for Avery? Are you digging Dillon and Kiki as a love match?  Share your thoughts on some of these questions in the comment section below!

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rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m sensing a different writing style here. Still you Michael Fairman? No one has said Nicolas is dead, including Elizabeth, but it does make me wonder if Hayden DID hire someone to hurt Nicolas. Perfect alibi since she wasn’t there when it happened. If I thought Hayden really did still love Nicolas that thought was completely blown away by her non reaction to his, in her mind, possible demise. She shed a few tears and then went on her diamond hunt. Spencer is in denial. He’ll break. Cannot stand how Jason is never given the benefit of the doubt. Too… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Right on! another believer ! right this way….. LOL well not yet anyway….. as long as you say it’s the Sonny / Carly / Jason / Sam show why wouldn’t it be… Hayden and Curtis who are setting this all up… who’s to say these two didn’t get to Windemere much earlier… and knew Jason and Sam were going to see Nicholas… Curtis is the culpable one ! YES YES YES… i’m over Hayden… the writers can war of the roses all they want… the passion is not enough to keep us interested. this could be a game of the… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I”M certain… fans of this show… ALL… have an endless list of the huge cast they’d like to see REEL – featured – marquee

it’s so easy to forget… since we Rarely get to see

Laura and Kevin
Anna
Mac and Felicia

plus

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

hey Patrick…love your passion! And you really zoom in on what other posters say; it’s nice..

I love Dillon and Kiki too; they light up the screen together! Perfectly matched. I was so afraid Robert Palmer Watkins wasn’t going to stay on with GH. So glad he did; I liked him from the beginning. He has a very easy-breezy, cute, sexy way about him. Calming to watch. No wonder Kiki feels relaxed with him…I feel relaxed watching him, 🙂

Carly and Sonny? They’re gorin’ down one way or another. Grrrrrrrrrrr!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Rebecca1, you are so right. That wannabe fashion plate in a badge Jordan just throws the book at Jason EVERY TIME, presumably so she can run off and kiss Andre and still make her mani-pedi appointment on time. And I thought Dante and Nathan were dim-witted!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

So funny, Soaphound!
I actually like Vinessa Antoine, the actress. She played a really likeable role in a great Canadian show, Being Erica. Completely different than Jordan. But GH has really madeher one-dimensional. She had more personality and garnered more sympathy when she was undercover. Without Sean and TJ, her waning friendship with Anna, there’s nothing to like about her. No personality. They should give her a life ( it’s not going to be with Andre since he and Anna obviously have a thing for each other). But her constant aim at Jason is beyond annoying. Mani-pedi, lol….

Vicki
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Vicki

Why does Hayden even think she has ANY rights to Spencer. If I am Laura and lulu I get guardianship NOW

Harry
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Harry

Well, I watched today knowing Laura would be on. Honestly, I am down to watching GH 2 to 3 times a week. Any scenes involving Laura and Lizzy are okay by me but the dialogue which transpired between Sonny and Carly today? One word–travesty. Sonny says AJ came back after fifteen years of Sonny raising Michael and distorted and rewrote history in such a way as to make Michael hate Sonny and Carly. Nope. AJ spoke the truth and in tearful confessionals, both Carly and Sonny validated that truth. AJ did NOT distort history. Dear GH writers—it’s bad enough that… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Thank you Harry!

Melissa
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Melissa

Harry great turn of phrase in your last paragraph. Kudos on both the sentiments expressed and the way they were expressed!

Tristan
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Tristan

Truth!!!! In so many ways this show is a disgrace. My “go to” characters are Laura, Liz, and Anna, but even they are often not enough to get me to watch this daily crap-fest.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you, Melissa and you’re welcome Justin.
Tristan, yes–love Laura, Anna and Lizzy. I even like Carly when she is not with Mumbles.
I neglected to add that this travesty is compounded further by the fact that the person blasting AJ AFTER death is the one who murdered him after making his life a living hell.

Alan
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Alan

AJ rewrote history and made Carly and Sonny look like the bad guys? Say whaaaaaat? They ARE the bad guys. Sonny killed AJ and Carly helped cover it up for Pete’s sake! It doesn’t get much worse than that.

I am so sick and tired of the whole hypocritical “Ava is a bad mother because she killed someone” shtick when Sonny did the same thing AND WAS CONVICTED. GH needs to quit bending over backwards to ignore Sonny’s crime — the viewers know what he did and pretending it didn’t happen isn’t going to change that.

Justin
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Justin

It’s warped. Or, are we supposed to forget that Sonny killed AJ and Carly covered it up, like the way Michael seems to have forgotten.

Tae
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Tae

@alan your so right ok Ava killed what is sonny body count or Jason They all have killed But Ava is the bad parent Maura west is one of the best of not he best daytime actress on tv she’s being handed these storylines saying sorry to Carly where is the old Ava the one that we all fell in love with the writers are killing her character but Maura West is just so good she’s making it work no matter the writing and I’m tire of seeing Carly she has to be involved in every single story why God??… Read more »

curacaoman
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curacaoman

The whole Sonny and Carly story is sickening and disgusting and will be the reason GH gets cancelled sooner rather than later. They are the worst characters in the whole, worldwide history of soap operas. Laura Wright should save herself and quit GH

Patrick
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Patrick

thank you ! and more…. (posts)

The Corinthos of GH ! mind numbing waste

GH ! for the love of all thing serial… refocus your energies…. Sonny and Carly… knowing they are Leading the show… are laughing … it’s obvious

I do not appreciate how Frank Valentini with these two are laying waste to this show

Tristan
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Tristan

Patrick, I agree with you 100%! If the network does not intervene, I do not expect GH to survive another year under the utterly misguided “leadership” of FV.

DeDe
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DeDe

so soon we will all learn that the empty envelope Helena left to Lulu represents her empty womb .. there is no second embryo .. Helena took it …

Celia
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Celia

What a great analogy, DeDe!!!!!

Fashionista
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Fashionista

thanks, Celia ..

dmr
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dmr

YES; but, unfortunately, the viewers will have to suffer through more…”our one and only frozen embryo.” BORING.

Brenda Garces
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Brenda Garces

Ava was wrong in asking Morgan to end their relationship.But guess what eventually he will be released and it will come out that Ava told Morgan to let her daughter go and when Kiki finds out she will be done with her mother meddling in her life for the last time.

Brenda Garces
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Brenda Garces

Then when Sonny finds out what happen then Ava will also loose Avery. Gee loss both daughters at the same time . Then he change his mind about letting her live

Nancy
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Nancy

Any day that Genie Francis is on changes the complexion of the screen. She is everything to the show and needs to be used so much more. She always amazes me with her ability to make you feel just what Laura is experiencing. She should give acting classes!

Celia
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Celia

Oh, for shame, Carly!! Know your place!! And, Sonny? A word……You ARE the bad guys; as bad as Ava. One small, immense detail, though….she is Avery’s mother, not Carly

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

Dillon and kiki…i guess we will have to call them Diki?…lol

Celia
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Celia

There you go again, Jimmy!! How witty are you? Still chuckling! Thanks for the laughs, my friend. I really need them.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Kiki and Dillon are such a bright light on the show. I can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed a new young couple this much. Can’t wait for their upcoming date.

Welcome back Spencer. Liked his scenes with Laura and Hayden.

Melissa
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Melissa

Agreed. Kiki and Dillon are the first couple I’ve actively rooted for in a looooong time on GH. More of them please! These two actors have great romantic chemistry!

Celia
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Celia

Love this couple, as well, Melissa. So fresh; so unfettered with their feeling and their words. I do hope this relationship blossoms..

Dylan
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Dylan

I am astounded and flabbergasted that through regime after regime, the character of AJ is still being maligned and mistreated, even in death!! MEMO TO SONNY: You are the bad guy!! You hung a defenseless man on a meat hook and forced him to sign away his rights to his own child so YOU could kidnap the child!! You murdered this man in cold blood because you hated him!! You have not shown one ounce of remorse over it, only that you got caught. I don’t know where the writers, who have changed several times since the glorification of Sonny… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

SING IT DYLAN!!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Thank goodness, we DO get to see Laura :)–where is Bobbie when her son is at death’s door? 🙁

dante williams
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dante williams

Even though he agreed to visitation, Sonny still did it in such a way that he still seems like he’s a d#$k. He took the time basically to speak ill of the dead, and say all this nasty stuff about someone he murdered wrongly, yet they still take the time to talk about A.J. like he was a dog. That kind of stuff still makes me dislike Sonny, and puts him in an even more negative light, even if it was meant to do the total opposite. They try to hard to make him look like a hero when he… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

More boring frozen embryo talk? Please. Just. Stop.

Melissa
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Melissa

Yeah. With Lulu and Dante it’s “Shampoo. Rinse. Repeat.”

dmr
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dmr

Zero chemistry and so boring.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I luke Dante. Cute, sexy, down to earth. He and Lulu are like backdrop supporting players. But I buy them as a couple.

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

I dont trust the lizard…lol…ok, im not talking about Nina but did you notice her eyes?…she could be a lizard!!!…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

A HORRIBLE episode! Laura wasnt overly concerned about Nicholas. I thought her scenes were lazy! Spencer was a bit of a smart ass! Who cares about the DOG and Lulu! I wouldnt have another kid with that cheater! Hayden is right, Liz cannot handle losing Nick and Jason! Jordan sucks as head of the PCPD! I knew nothing would come of the interrogation. Waste of viewers time! Carly and Sonny live in a world where either of them are in touch with reality! Avery would be best with TRACY! Sonny and Ava suck as parents! Tracy should open a foster… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ROARING – LOL

“…Tracy should open a foster home for “Thug Babies!” ”

OK… LOL

whew! I can laugh after taking all this drama

Timmm
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Timmm

Patrick, we either laugh or cry!

k/kay
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k/kay

I think she knows he faked his own death/Laura very disappointed but I am that way about all the shows just not the same you watch you tubes of old shows and you just cringe at the writing and the acting! Very sad

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think Laura is beyond herself over Nicolas, but she has to stay strong for Spencer. We saw the stricken look in her eyes, she too refused to think he could be dead…and then Spencer walked in. I’ve no doubt Laura is sufficiently worried. However Bobby, Carly and Sam could use a few grief scenes regarding Lucas. He could die and Sam barely blinked an eye before she ran off with Jason. I understand she wants to clear Jason’s name but she certainly didn’t seem torn about Lucas as she left. Carly took the time to discuss Ava and the… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I agree, Timmm. Why wasn’t Laura frantic about Nikolas as she was about Lucky whe he was in peril? Golly gee….I would be climbing the walls!!!!
Everything you said…..I won’t repeat it…LOL.

k/kay
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k/kay

Maybe she is as bored with the storyline as everybody else is so this crapfest they are shelling out is going to keep them on the air?????

Timmm
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Timmm

k/kay said what I was thinking. Genie is probably so sick of all the promises and then waiting around, very little use and not being seen for days, what a bust and thats nothing against the legendary Laura!

dmr
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dmr

On Dante and Lulu-I said before, why on Earth do we have to listen to these repeated scenes on the stupid frozen embryo? My God, are those two boring or what? They have zero chemistry. & we are supposed to buy that Lulu and Valerie would do a skit together at the Nurse’s Ball, c’mon?!

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, go ahead and scorn a women by ANOTHER women, forget it, they NEVER forget!

dmr
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dmr

On Jordan: Are interrogations supposed to be done in an open forum with the other suspects witnessing what each person is saying? How lazy and stupid!

Timmm
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Timmm

And then the dimwit goes to Spoon Island and TELLS the SUSPECT, Hayden that the FBI has landed and are on their way! She is so dumb!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

There is much to roll my eyes over here but I am happy the writers on GH seem to be tightening the family bonds. My hope is that by this time next year, we have weeded out the extra characters and stories, and have a solid bible of long-term stories featuring proven favorites and newbies with genuine potential. I’d like to see a little goodness, a little romance, a little less sci fi and crazy. Port Charles has been too dark for too long.

dmr
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dmr

The character of AJ Quartermaine has been decimated time and time again. It’s sad, AJ is from a historic, key family and I think the writing team let a good opportunity pass them by, with Sean Kanan’s return a few years ago. (Granted, I could never stand Billy Warlock and think his portrayal of AJ was just awful). Sonny and Carly’s talk over Avery’s custody and the history (rewrite) of when Michael was a baby, etc., just bugged me. Although, I love any scene with Baby Avery! Also, Jason and Sam are just so boring. They have zero chemistry in… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ava loves Kiki and I really understood where she was coming from. It broke my heart for Morgan…he”s such a lost soul at times. And I know how much he and kiki love each other. Yet at the same time he’s the son of Ava’s mortal enemies, his bipolar episodes are something whomever he winds up with will have to go through with him, he’s unpredictable and Kiki was almost killed trying to save him. Ava wanted Kiki to have a chance at a healthier love. I get that…though I’m sure vwhen the truth comes out it will cause emotional… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

once again my post landed off the thread…lol…this was a reply to Brenda Garces

Janet Byrnes
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Janet Byrnes

Well , well. For YEEAARRS I was an AJ fan over the scum twins. Now finally everyone sees the mobsters for what they are. Where does Sonny think he has the right to decide if Ava sees her daughters. She has custody. someone needs to put a bullet in the head of Paul. I don’t even like Ava, but I am certainly rooting for her over Carly. Go home carly and take care of the daughter you almost got Jax killed for. I Someone said Billy Warlock was not a good AJ. I found him to be the best. he… Read more »

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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