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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Liesl Obrecht and Madeline Reeves Are Sisters … And There's More!

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As Donna Mills (Madeline) teased to us on last month’s episode and broadcast of Soap Nation Live!, Madeline would be connected to someone else in Port Charles!

And on yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital that was confirmed!  As it revealed itself, Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) who was now in jail at the PCPD, and Madeline, who was in a separate cell across from her (thanks to her arrest by her “son” Detective Nathan West AKA James) saw each other for what seemed like the first time in a very long time, and the ladies had a moment of shock and then disdain for one another!

As viewers learned, Liesl and Madeline are sisters! And while Madeline, who is also known as “Magda” by Obrecht, apparently left Europe to head to the US to make a “better life” for herself.  Clearly, Obrecht is upset and there looks to be no love lost between the siblings! 

But there’s more to the story!  At the end of the episode, when Nathan (Ryan Paevey) comes to tell his mother some choice words in her jail cell for the fact that he had to arrest her, and that it was dear mom who killed his sister Nina.  Nathan calls Madeline, “mother” and then it all clicks with Liesl, that in fact that is HER son … James!

And that sets-up the scene where Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) who is torn apart after saying goodbye to baby Ben is getting drunk, and Nathan comes to the bar to drown his sorrows as well!  As teased earlier in the week, this duo will leave the bar together!

So, are Nathan and Britta, half-brother and sister?  Or, is Faison both their father?  What did you think about linking Obrecht to Madeline, and Obrecht to Nathan?  Let us know!

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Max
Max

I thought those scenes between Liesl & Madeline in the Jail were great. So loving this!

FAS
FAS

I know, right?

Shay
Shay

Spinoff, please!

Howard
Howard

I loved it! Kathleen Gati is marvelous!!! Great writing for this story and introducing a new arc.

Becca
Becca

Love this idea! So tangled and crazy along w/ fantastic actors, these two ladies are bringing another wave of fun and entertainment to an already great show. I think Nathan will be Victor Cassadine’s son, making him Britt’s 1/2 brother. We shall see. 🙂

Caroldee
Caroldee

I have to agree..I think the father of Nathan will be a Cassidine and she HAD to give him up, we will see.. great shows and it is not even SWEEPS yet..I can only imagine what they have in store for us.

DarkAku
DarkAku

Victor as Nathan’s father, no way!!! That would be a super plot twist! GH has been on it with the plot twist recently thought, I can’t wait to sees what happens,go Gh 50 yrs whooop

curacaoman
curacaoman

And for this they had to decimate the Quartermaines? Couldn’t Madeline be related to them?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wanted Maddie and Monica to be sisters…since Monica grew up in an orphanage maybe she is their 3rd sister and was given away for unknown reasons!!!

Lin
Lin

That would have been great. We need more q screen time

FAS
FAS

Jimh…you are relentless…I hope, for your sake, Monica is the 3rd sister…lol

Susan V
Susan V

It’s fun that Dr. O and Madeline are sister. Even, better that Nathan is Dr. O’s son. But, a potential hookup between Britt and Nathan is kinda icky if they are siblings. I’m guessing, but I don’t think Britt is Dr. O’s biological daughter.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Victor Cassidine is Nathans father…was hoping for a Maddie and Monica pairing as sisters to give a long time vet Leslie C. a little more story…i still hope Monica turns out to be a third sister!!!

Johnny
Johnny

Are you kidding??? GH GIVE Monica a family member???? It is their mission to make sure she has none. It would be nice, alas, not to be. I suspect there was some sort of network mandate to get rid of ALL the highly paid Quartermaines to keep the budget in check. I cannot think of any other reason why this show has systematically, under different regimes, dismantled this core family who has been, and always could be, storyline and ratings gold. If I was Leslie Charleson, I would just quit. It must be so hard for her to play a character who has been trashed by inhumane and cruel writing. How do you play a character whose children have ALL been brutally murdered, when the writing expects the character to be flouncing around HER house, bitching and snarking with Tracy, and just being witty and funny? a real person who lost ALL her children to murder would be a basket case, not able to cope or function, and it is just sickening what they have done to her and this family.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree with what you’re sayin, especially about the Q’s…i hated when AW dismantled the Mathews family by the early 1980s…but getting back to Monica…she grew up in an orphanage leaving her with a mysterious past and i feel there is a lot of potential there but i doubt it’ll ever be written…Monica should be a basket case…i lost over a dozen family members and over a dozen friends and acquaintices since 1997 and it’s still difficult to adjust to loosing so many people i loved and cared about!!!

cozynblue
cozynblue

You are so right. GH is supposed to be all about the Quartermaines! They better pay my Jason double what Y&R is paying him to bring him back or Im leaving..I started watching Y&R to follow Jason but it’s just not the same! Booh

Babsy
Babsy

Totally agree that the character of Monica has been reduced to nothing…even in times if crisis. Leslie C. is a first-rate actree who deserves more than an occasional appearance…but there are so many characters on the canvas, you often don’t see several for weeks at a time. Where are Patrick and Emma?????

Lin
Lin

I totally agree . We need more family for Monica. Not an AJ fan, but killing him was wrong in every way. Kill Ava instead. Hate this sonny killing hum, and hate Monica and Michael having more grief

su0000
su0000

GH use to be about the Q’s..
Those days are gone life and time moves on..
A new Q family can not be created out of thin air, they are near distinct..
ALL the Q’s of importance are gone..
and a ‘new’ Q family would be silly ..

Have to move on … 🙂 Still have Michael as a Q ..

SB/Jason dose not want to come, not even for you ..LOL
he is happy with Y&R, he has moved on too .. 🙁

Johnny
Johnny

Hi Jim. I always like reading your posts and comments. 🙂 the difference with the Matthews’ back then…is that they were not systematically and brutally murdered. They were gradually phased out. that happened a lot back in the 70’s and early 80’s to many soaps. young and the Restless did a wholesale shift from the Brooks to the Abbotts, As the World Turns kind of went from the Hughes to the Snyders…those things were gradual, and the newer families were carefully integrated. The murder of the Quartermaines has been intentional, and deliberate, throughout two separate regimes…..Justus, Alan, Jake, Emily, AJ (twice), Jason….I do want to offer my sympathies on your losses. In the last two years, I have lost half of my family, so when I watch a soap for romance and escapism, to find a violent, misogynistic show that glorifies and even humorizes murder, it disgusts me to my core. In august 2011, I lost my oldest brother to cancer. Exactly a month and a day later, I lost my second oldest brother to cancer. then a year and a half later, my mom (unable to cope with the deaths of her two first born sons), she passed away in her sleep. To watch Monica crying about not wanting to live anymore, and having ghostly apparitions of her murdered children laughing at her and tell her to live and go on….it was just disgusting. To write a feature film about a mother who has had four children brutally murdered….that’s one thing…that is an hour and a half out of our lives. Monica is a character we haved loved for decades….and the cavalier attitude about murdering all four of her children…well…I am a writer myself…I could NEVER even dream up something that cruel to write. And to present it on the day of the show’s 51st Anniversary, a day supposed to be about celebration and new beginnings? It just doesn’t get wlorse than that.

Kimberly
Kimberly

U said it I’m glad u did

Christy
Christy

Monica was adopted… (fostered by Gail Baldwin) so who knows where she came from. But Maddie knows she was a sister, remembering all the past… not sure where Monica would fit in seeing how she has never remembered living in Switzerland with other siblings.

Babsy
Babsy

But if anyone could make.Monica & Madeline be sisters for the sake.of soap history it would be Ron & Frank

rebecca1
rebecca1

There is a lost Quartermaine heir. Maybe it’s Britt…maybe Monica is related…or, who knows…maybe Alan fathered another child with Dr. O way back when…

As for Brit not being Dr. O’s daughter…I can’t think of a reason she’d take her if she wasn’t hers. She was trying to please Faison with a son so she didn’t get any points for having a girl. And if Det. West was Faison’s, she would have proudly given Faison the son he wanted, which is why she was so eager to present Ben as his new male heir.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Dante and Lulu have a 2nd child…one i didnt see coming!!!

Mark
Mark

Theirs was the only scene I didn’t fast forward thru!

Joe
Joe

LOVE IT! Frank and Ron are MASTERS of weaving in people from totally unrelated connections! It’s brilliant!

Glen
Glen

I don’t think that Faison is Nathan’s father. Obrecht would have loved giving him a son, so it wouldn’t make sense that she would give him away to her sister to raise. I suspect that Victor is Nathan’s dad, making him a Cassadine, which I think would be great.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ive long said that…Victor is Nathans father!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Makes sense to me

Jimmy
Jimmy

I agree, that would make things very interesting. But who is Nina’s father? Some guy we don’t know who’s dead? I think making her Victor’s daughter would be a good move too, or maybe even Faison’s daughter. Imagine is both Liesl and Madeline (Magda) had a romantic relationship with Faison, and Obrecht felt like Madeline was trying to steal him away. That would fuel her hatred for Madeline, and would give Britt a half-sister.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Maybe Nina is the lost Q heir…

FAS
FAS

I think Rebecca1 makes an excellent observation. Nina could very well be the lost Q heir…not Monica’s child , but rather Alan’s. Maddie could very well have had Nina with Alan. He was afterall a doctor who traveled internationally…and, Switzerland is known to be one of the more notorious medical centers in the world.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Read between the lines. Nina was the sole heir to the Reeves fortune because she was the only biological child of Madeleine’s husband, Mr. Reeves. He knew James wasn’t his child. That’s why James got nothing. Pretty short-sighted of Madeleine to want to murder her own grandchild just because of Silas. In the end, she would have stayed in the loop moneywise if her grandchild had been born. Now, the money will just spend years tied up in probate. She can’t legally profit from her crime even if Silas signed away his right to the money. So, it will go to NY state.

Shay
Shay

Oh my word….just having one Westbourne going off the deep end for that “maniacal Dane” beggars belief. I certainly cannot envision the ravishing “Magda” also following Faison down that proverbial primrose path! (Even if she was plump in her youth…as Liesl so delightedly observed…) The suave Mr. Cassadine would make far more sense as a shared love interest for the “Swiss Sisses!” Anyone who has seen footage of him from his “Ice Princess” days knows that he was real chick magnet material back then! (Speaking of, wish they would show some flashbacks of “Uncle Victor!)

Karen
Karen

I think Victor Cassadine is Nathan’s (James) father. That would mean he’s Britt’s half-brother.

Ncee
Ncee

Yesterday’s GH episode BLEW my mind. Although I wish for more happy endings, the writing on GH keeps me on the edge of my seat…phenomenal writing! I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds….

BTripp
BTripp

I don’t like the fact that they keep changing parentage of characters. If they were going to make Nathan (James) anyone else, he should be Silas and Nina’s son.

Christy
Christy

thought would be good, except they’ve already talked about times he spent with his big sister and then the fact that Maddie was trying to get rid of a pregnancy, so doesn’t work that way. I wondered if the Britch was Nina’s baby too… guess we’ll all just have to wait and see.

Rodd
Rodd

Nathan is too old to be Silas’ son. The kid Nina was carrying would have to be around Kiki’s age.

FAS
FAS

I have been saying that very thing for days now.

Kimberly
Kimberly

Thanks rod for saying that Britt and Nathan would be to old to silas and nina

mfarris70
mfarris70

LOVE IT! Kathleen Gatti is superb and hopefully this will keep Donna Mills on the show. If James is Faison’s son, why wouldn’t she tell him when the madman so obviously wanted a male heir? I have a feeling that Britt is not Faison’s daughter, that this was the original love me/love my baby scam.

mfarris70
mfarris70

I thought from Nathan’s first appearance there would be a connection to Britt. The West/Westbourne thing was too obvious to miss and they look a lot alike. Great casting!

Diana
Diana

Didn’t see this one coming! Big ” tip of the hat” to the writers! Wanted Nathan/James to be Silas’s son . . . oh well there still could be some other way to connect them! Now waiting for the next big reveal . . . who is under the Luke mask? And will Sonny be the one who realizes it is not Luke & who it is who really wants to come after him? Great storytelling! Welcome back Kirsten!

Jeff
Jeff

Fantastic plot twist!! I didn’t see that coming! That’s what RC and FV bring to GH, great storylines, cliffhangers and great surprises.

Johnny
Johnny

Liesl had James with Victor Cassadine, and gave her to Magda to raise to protect him from the Cassadines. Watching these two act as “sisters” would have been about as believable as Joan Collins and Linda Evans discovering they were sisters on Dynasty. I also think that Kiki is the baby that Nina delivered while in her coma, and is not really Ava’s daughter. that will free Kiki from having to try to justify that her mother Ava is a cold-blooded sociopathic murderer. but again, I would like to say “WHO???” about ALL these people. Whole episodes are devoted to these villains and psychos, and the show is getting further and further away from the GH we know and love.

Christy
Christy

that kiki deal is a good idea. they did DNA for silas/kiki… did they mention one for ava/kiki?

andrew hass
andrew hass

Silas did run a DNA test on him and Kiki but we never saw the results because Ava got to them.So the only proof that Silas or even Ava is Kiki’s biological parent is that birth certificate.Plus given Ava’s connections i’m sure it would be easy for her to fabricate a fake birth certificate.So after Nina gave birth Madeline probably didn’t want Silas’s baby around because he or she would be Nina’s heir.So Madeline could have given the baby to Ava for some reason.So Ava got Silas’s baby.Plus maybe Ava was indeed pregnant for real by Silas or Franco but lost that baby.

FAS
FAS

I said that Kiki is probably Nina’s baby a few days ago. I still believe that. The age fits.

Ces
Ces

Sorry, but I must be the only one that doesn’t like Donna Mills performance on the show. It’s like having Joan Collins on daytime. I also hate the way she pronounces things so stiffly.
Not that impressed with this story and changing history.
Let me guess Britt & Nathan will sleep together and find out they’re siblings? ICK.

Babsy
Babsy

Donna Mills has always acted that way and I happen to love it. She is able to portray despair and get the viewers to sympathize. Hope she stays around..and please give her some scenes with Leslie Charlesonsoon!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I agree with you Ces…I really never watched her…what was she on? Dynasty? Dunno…never watched, but of course I know who she is and have seen her in other things. But, no…she doesn’t impress me. I think mutta is mutt betta! 😉

Ces
Ces

Babsy, she was fine for over-the-top 80’s nighttime TV but for daytime with glossy lips and scenery chewing, not so much.
Rebecca1 — Knots Landing. Glad you’re with me on this. Hope her stay is a short one!

Shay
Shay

“Glossy lips and scenery chewing”….you mean like what we are subjected to with Ava on a nearly non-stop basis???? I am finding Donna Mills a welcome and refreshing addition to the GH canvas….it was sorely in need of some glitz and glamour, and she has provided that in spades! I get really tired of the prevailing “Casual Friday” atmosphere on the show…too many of the men look like unshaven slobs and there are so few truly classy women who dress to the nines anymore….soaps should be both a verbal and visual feast. Now that the Sisters Westbourne have been moved to the forefront, we are at least treated to some witty, intelligent dialogue, and haute couture apparel. (By the way, I love when they let Dr. O. strut her stuff in fine fashion, too….she looks really lovely all “gussied up!” But just one question, why was Ava wearing Liesl’s ravishing red silk blouse a few weeks back? (Rhetorical question….I know wardrobe sharing is just one usual cost-cutting measure for tv programs….) The diva doc sported that sexy scarlet number during her initial encounter with Victor Cassadine at Wyndemere, and I remember thinking that it really suited her both in color and style….very tasteful and alluring. Then Ava donned it during one of her many attempts to kill AJ in his hospital bed, and it looked just plain trashy on her…LOL.

Ces
Ces

Ha, didn’t noticed the reusable blouse. Good catch!
I don’t like Ava either BTW. Never liked her on ATWT and haven’t care for her on GH. I do like Dr. O but in little bits, not a full fledged storyline or she becomes like Kramer from Seinfeld — grating 😉

Shay
Shay

I can understand that Dr. O. and her fantastical feats are not everyone’s cup of tea….ardent appreciation for her vitriolic verve (such as is mine…) is perhaps more of an acquired taste. But for those of us who are already there, she is just “the bomb!” After the pitiful plot developments of the past few weeks, catching up on Liesl’s continuing antics (and growing familial sphere…) are about the only aspects keeping me interested in this show. But I feel the same way as you do in reference to Ava….a little bit of her goes quite a long way, and turning her into a lead character is a huge mistake. She is becoming more and more repellent as she revels in her own arrogant hubris and revolting imperiousness.

Ces
Ces

I thought that GH was going to at least have Ava and Sonny fall for each other and then have Sonny realize that she killed Connie but that hasn’t happened either. Instead, we’re forced to watch another over-the-top character Olivia mumble/shout her lines with Sonny and Ava walks around twirling her mustache. Boring.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Poor Nathan. He’s stuck with 2 psychopaths as his mothers.

Michael
Michael

Exactly.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

It makes his stiff, sometimes wooden delivery kind of acceptable because they are so dramatic in comparison. Also underscores the fact that his character is more solid & dependable than the women in his family. The actor is growing on me, and he seems to be more relaxed & comfortable lately in his scenes with the ladies (Britt, Maxie, Lulu, Madeleine, Sam).

Chris
Chris

Here’s the link to the video of Dr. Obrecht and Madeline’s scenes from yesterday on GH, Michael!

Jimmy
Jimmy

I’m hoping Nathan will turn out to be Victor Cassadine’s son, but seriously, he’s a terrible actor. If they’re considering keeping him around long-term, they should look into finding a suitable recast, because I can’t stand Ryan Paevey.

I love the idea of Obrecht and Madeline being sisters after seeing their scenes, but I was kind of hoping Madeline would turn out to be Monica’s biological sister.

Lin
Lin

I agree with you totally. He does not seem to be a good actor, I agree with everything else as well. I hope Ava is not related to Monica.

FAS
FAS

Why, oh, why, Jimmy? My boyfriend agrees with you. I think you guys are jealous…lol .. Maybe just a little bit? Just wait and see…he has so much potential (not because of his good look) as an actor. ….give him a chance, Jimmy, pleeeease!

Peter
Peter

I love Donna Mills as Madeline, I hope gh signs Donna to a contract. Dr. O, I love this lady. She kidnaps babies people and at gun point, to poor liz. Dr. O loves to sing as well LOL. I want dr. O TO SING AGAIN. LOL. She has a sexy voice.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I’m very confused here.

Madeline’s real name is Magda Westbourne. So, does that mean Liesl’s maiden name is Liesl Westbourne? Or, are they only half sisters, and Liesl’s mother remarried to someone with the last name Obrecht?

This also brings up the point as to why Liesl decided to give Britt the last name Westbourne instead of Obrecht, after her, or Fasion, after her father.

Also, Nathan West is really James Reeves, but now he’s Liesl’s son, making him James …… what’s his last name? Then, there’s Nina, whose last name is Clay through marriage, but maiden name is Reeves? Or West?

I like this story and the plot twists being thrown at us, but it’s really starting to confuse me because now I feel like I don’t know who anyone is!

FAS
FAS

“Oh, what a tangled we we weave. When we first practice to deceive”

su0000
su0000

lol
love the ”mystery” of it all..
stay tuned, Jimmy .. for their back-story to come to life..

As Betty said ” buckle your seat belt it’s going to be a bumpy ride” ..

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Obrecht’s history was laid out last year by Spinelli during Lulu’s abduction. He described it all to Anna. Yes, her maiden name is Liesel Westbourne. She had her medical license revoked in Europe for questionable experiments on human patients. So, she changed her name to Obrecht, left Europe, & attempted to practice in other places. She was never married to Faison which is why Britt has her last name.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Right, I forgot about that, thank you for clarifying.

Andy G.
Andy G.

Between Obrecht, Madeline, Heather and Ava, I’m beginning to suspect GH head writer Ron Carlivati has some serious “mommy issues.”

Shay
Shay

LOL, Andy G!!!!….The show really has become quite the psychological puzzle, hasn’t it? Not quite certain what issues are lurking beneath all the dysfunction being presented for our daily consumption….but there’s definitely much open to interpretation there!

Jeff
Jeff

I think Ryan Peavey’s acting is improving, maybe acting with Donna Mills is making him better.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I still can’t stand him, especially when he’s acting angry. They should look into recasting the role if they plan to keep Nathan around.

FAS
FAS

Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Shay
Shay

Perhaps that’s just wishful thinking by a lot of fans……I really haven’t seen an improvement. But I am resigned to the fact that the “Cardboard Cop” will probably remain just that….he is what he is. So, he won’t be doing Chekhov…. I can live with that….quite honestly he still isn’t the worst performer on the show…..by far. That dubious honor belongs to the sobby pregnant nurse….she whines, she squeaks, she wimpers, but she certainly doesn’t act! So much for on-the-job training…we’ve been suffering through a year+ of her useless, affected appearances, and yet she stubbornly stays in “Intro to Acting” gear….

jane mailman
jane mailman

I think Britt is the stolen child from 30 years ago. When Duke and Anna lost their unborn but close to delivery girl. So Anna and Duke may have found their long lost daughter. Hopefully Britt and Nathan aren’t related as they get drunk and go home together. Their bond is having such similar mothers.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

The child Anna miscarried was never “close to delivery.” She was only in the first trimester when it happened.

su0000
su0000

RC did a great job!!
He shocked me.. luv that!
and Donna Mills (Madeline) will now have a place in GH and will continue on in a great story..
Dr. O , and Madeline and their back story that will come to scree will rock !!!!!

Charday
Charday

More Dr. O and Britt…less Sonny, Carly, Kiki, and Franco, please!!!

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

You have to hand it to whoever is writing Obrecht’s lines. They know her SO well. “Such a handsome boy. That dark hair & smouldering blue eyes. He’s the spitting image of ME!”

Shay
Shay

Amen to that notion! Whoever is responsible for penning “Mutta’s” majestic mutterings is a writer par excellence….sadly that brilliance for creating cogent, intelligent dialogue is not extended to the rest of the show!!!!

Belle
Belle

I agree with some of the previous comments; I would love for Madeline and Monica to be sisters.
Also, Johnny stated that GH is getting further and further from the show he loved; what does that mean? Are you saying, Johnny, that you love the mob and Sonny show ?
I truly remember General Hospital as a show worth watching because I watched from day one on April 1, 1963; so, believe me , when I say that it has truly strayed from being a show worth watching. However, I must confess that by the time Luke , Laura, and other characters appeared, I didn’t watch as much or stopped completely.
I’ve been in and out; now , I’m back ,and will try to remain faithful as long as the surprises and excitement continue. Perhaps, beyond that because I’m trying to keep the four remaining Daytime Soaps alive and thriving even though , I’m not the age group desired.

aria
aria

britt and nathan are twins and madeline took nathan with her.

Kimberly
Kimberly

Good one aria

Dan
Dan

Great storyline twist! Loved it. It opens up the door to so many possibilities, and different directions they can go in. Donna Mills and Kathleen Gati sniping back and forth was a riot.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Agreed, their scenes were the most interesting in the episode, and the story surrounding Nina’s “death” is currently the most interesting IMO.

Danny Cinicic
Danny Cinicic

I had a silly thought. What if (not so silly) Nathan is Victor’s kid with Dr. O and what if Britt (Here comes the silly) is Faison’s kid with Anna from all those years Anna was missing. haha Dr. O raised her because she is Faison’s. Dr. O kind of treats her poorly because she is Anna’s. Robin and Britt are now sisters.

FAS
FAS

There is no such thing as a silly thought on soaps, Danny. Anything is possible. However, as I have previously mentioned,……. If Britt and Nathan were not siblings, then Dr. O would not be so worried about any sexual encounters between the two.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I’m thinking Nathan’s father is Victor Cassadine but Dr.Obrecht wanted Faison.So maybe to protect her son from the Cassadines and even Faison the doctor gave him to her sister to raise.Plus giving her son away and any regrets about that could explain her behavior with Britt a little.

Jimmy
Jimmy

This makes a lot of sense. But where does Britt’s last name come into play? As far as we know, Liesl’s last name is Obrecht, unless she changed it or was previously married to a man with the same last name. Madeline’s maiden name is Magda Westbourne, so does that mean Liesl’s is Westbourne, too? I don’t get why Britt’s last name isn’t Obrecht or Faison.

andrew hass
andrew hass

Maybe Obrecht is Leisl and Madeline’s mother’s maiden name and Leisl took it as her last name for professional reasons.As for Britt maybe she took the last name Westbourne because she didn’t want to be linked to her parents in anyway.

Shay
Shay

When Spinelli was investigating Dr. O., his background search revealed that her true (birth) surname was Westbourne, but due to legal troubles in her native Europe, she took her mother’s maiden name of Obrecht to re-launch her career after losing her original medical license….hence, her current moniker as Liesl Obrecht.

Timmm
Timmm

This was great story telling. Frank and Ron can do this well with THEIR characters. They love Lisel and find any way to keep her relevant. I would love it if James is Victor’s son. The only problem is the actor who plays James is weak and he could not hold a candle acting up against the other Cassidines.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Exactly, look at Ryan Paevey and Tyler Christopher, for example. TC would eat him alive in scenes together, so what would happen when paired up with Thaao Penghlis? I feel bad for Donna Mills who has had to act opposite Nathan for the majority of her time in Port Charles. I mentioned this previously: they should really consider recasting Nathan with a better actor if they plan to keep him around long-term.

However, I love how Ron tied Obrecht and Madeline together. After a while of her schemes and machinations, Obrecht can get very tiring, but this is a new, fresh dynamic RC intertwined, and I’m excited to see it play out.

FAS
FAS

Ahh, jimmy! C’mon now. Is that fair? Tyler is an old pro(operative word here, pro)…. How can we compare the two? Besides, Tyler has never looked this good. Shallow, you say? In this case, yes…I am head over heels in-like with Ryan.

I said this before…give him a chance…I will repeat myself…Ryan is a tyro who will eventually bloom into a seasoned warrior. He will surprise us all.
@Timmm…TPTB are right to like Ms. Gati….she is an actress “par excellance”. Her performance is spectacular. She never fails to entertain. Can you say differently? I am no critic, however, I know perfect acting when I see it.

Shay
Shay

Perhaps some of “Mutta’s” acting brilliance will magically rub off on “der sohn” when they finally have a chance to mutually admire their “dark hair and smouldering blue eyes!” Seriously, Kathleen Gati is such a generous and talented professional that I should think that simply working a scene with her would provide some transfer of abilities through osmosis alone! That woman is a phenomenal, amazing performer!

FAS
FAS

Cozynblue…catchy moniker!…. Not everyone wants Steve Burton back on GH. I am not so “full of myself” to think that what I like matters to anyone, and at the risk of sounding arrogant, I like “Jason” even less on Y&R. I am , personally, up to my eyeballs with mobster storylines.
But, oh, this new twist with the Obrecht/Reese sisters has me glued to the screen, asking for more. What a pair…Dr. O’s performance is magnificently breathtaking. She is my new heroine… Devilment and all. I know she exemplifies the sociopath in her purest form, but she has shown human(at least maternal) qualities . Perhaps not showing empathy, which I think is due to a harsh past, but there are human sparks in her character. I applaud GH for giving her to us. She is spectacular and a fellow-Canadian.

Shay
Shay

We are totally on the same page, FAS!!!! I don’t miss Jason one whit……. old “Stonecold” can remain in his permafrost state for all eternity….I care not about his rigid character nor mobbed-soaked legacy! On the other hand, Dr. O. is just beyond exquisite! Kathleen Gati is absolutely riveting as Liesl in all her sociopathic glory, and to finally have her backstory fleshed out in such demented detail is deliriously delightful!!! Her puzzling persona is becoming more interesting and intriguing with each reveal and giving her the beautiful Madeline as her big sis “Magda” was brilliant….can you say “sibling rivalry???”” Those two crazy Swiss chicks just standing around talking in their jail cells was a stroke of sheer symmetry….blond and brunette, healer and killer, okay healer/killer and killer, not to mention good and evil, as in one saves/creates babies while the other extinguishes their lives. Such soapy nirvana….THIS is what daytime drama is supposed to be! Loved, loved, LOVED it! I could actually envision a stand alone episode for Dr. O. relating her personal history….not exactly in total soliloquy, but with clips featuring various landmark moments in her life, and how they connect to the GH characters we already know…..with some tasteful tunes thrown in for good measure! (Gati must regale us with her vibrant vocals once again!) Quite simply, the possibilities are endless with this dynamic diva of darkness!!! Certainly hope the rumors of Donna Mills’ departure are not accurate….now that they have linked her to the devious doc, there must be more twisted turns to come for these two shady ladies!

FAS
FAS

Again, Shay…your writing leaves me speechless and breathless….your words dance before my eyes. I have a pretty vast vocabulary(or so I thought) , but your brain must possess tiny filing cabinets overflowing with words. Putting these words together , depicting a protagonist with such splendor and embellishment is a feat….you make Dr. O and all other characters come to life. I wish I could express myself in a more descriptive manner……sadly, that’s the best I am able to do….I simply am enthralled….

Shay
Shay

Once again, thank you for your most gracious comments, FAS, but you also do far more than fine in the expression department….it’s obvious that we share a great love and respect for the English language!!!! I have always considered words to be the equivalent of the many shades of paint one uses to create portraits, but instead of conjuring images by brushstroke, it is with pen in hand. As for storing that “multi-hued” vocabulary, it simply resides in my “mind palace” hopefully ready to be snatched at a moment’s notice as the need arises!!! (If you enjoy the BBC’s “Sherlock”—-with Benedict Cumberbatch as the eponymous main character—— then you are very familiar with that memory-saving concept!)

FAS
FAS

I certainly am, albeit I must confess I do not watch as often as I’d like. When I do have time ( school is a full time job…lol) I find myself watching mostly “Bones” and CSI shows. But, I am an avid reader of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sometimes, I think I was born in the wrong century. The irony is everyone tells me I do not “fit” the image of the typical “book worm” with which my boyfriend loves to tease me……that is an insult to all blondes…lol

Shay
Shay

Sometimes I KNOW I was born in the wrong century, FAS! LOL….That must be why I watch so much “Masterpiece Theatre!” I barely view any American television programs these days, except for GH, “Revenge” and soon-to-be-gone “The Mentalist.” But I can understand why those shows you mentioned grab your attention…they are basically chock full of medical procedurals and nomenclature!! (I once was a “Bones” aficionado, until they made dear, sweet little Zack into one of “Gormogon’s” murdering disciples!) As for “Sherlock” I can watch the same episodes numerous times….they’re that good!!!! Inventive plots, killer dialogue and…..Benedict Cumberbatch!!!! Oh yeah…. ; ) P.S. It’s always fun to disguise the brains behind the femme façade……just when unsuspecting people have you coined as some fluffy fille, you unleash the intellect. Jaws drop….so disarming….haha!

FAS
FAS

We do seem to think alike…oh, these great minds !!! Lol.
Things have not been the same since Zack left the “Jeffersonian”…no one measures up to said character.

Shay
Shay

True that!!!!…..As for Zack, losing him was a HUGE mistake! However, I do believe the actor who portrayed him chose to leave the show, as he had a Broadway background and wanted to return to the stage???? : (

Chaz
Chaz

Well, they could really rewrite history and Britt could actually be Monica’s daughter, Dawn. At least that would give her a child that is alive. Then, she could be the third sister and tied to Dr. O – who secretly adopted Britt knowing she was Monica’s child.

FAS
FAS

Yes, but if that were the case, why would Dr. O be so concerned about Nathan and Britt having sex?…..unless, as I said before, they are twins and Alan is the father, and Liesl the mother, not Monica. Another scenario would be that Britt and Nathan are half brother and sister…same mother, different fathers. But Alan could still be Britt’s father.
What about cryogenics…popular subject on GH. Dr. O, the mad scientist ( but so endearing…lol) could have had a hand in that. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds…but, they take so long…..!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

Kathleen Gati… continues : to STEAL the show

not far behind… is Britt : her stoic, pleading, how do I do this, go about all these feelings… is carrying, as well

I love Dante’ take on his being a father… that would make me love him

one mis”hit” : and it’s Nicholas… I can’t believe I’m saying this :
he’s overdoing ; over dramatizing; “what you did to my sister” with Britt… and I didn’t for one second really believe his feelings for Liz after she was shot at the hospital

doesn’t it stand to reason… Liz will end up with Ric.. and it’s going to be about Nicholas and Britt finding their way back….. when he simply realizes… Britt… matter of fact… carried to term… a baby, she gave up, albeit… circumstance… for Dante and Lulu.

oye! the writing.. SUSPECT! I also… didn’t like the acting… with ER’ Lulu.. when Dante brought Ben back to the police station… as the three of them sat their… she’s so hit and miss… that i’m really resigned… with Lulu.

I’ll stand by the actors… as it’s all in the writing

FAS
FAS

Here I go again…OMG. The dialogue between the Westmore sisters is hilarious. I can’t get enough of what comes out of Dr. O’s mouth……if Britt and Natan had sex, the baby might come out with fur? Is that what she said. How funny, is that? Please GH, keep it coming.

christine
christine

I love it!

Robert
Robert

Victor Cassadine is Nate’s father, that is why he tried to get Olbrecht to leave with him. The two of them have a past and she gave her son to Madeline so that he would never know she had a child with him. I am loving this story line. A

Also regarding earlier comments about Monica…you guys are right, they have killed the entire Quartermaine family over the years and it is sad she and Tracy are all alone!

su0000
su0000

Seem’S the Q’s were dead-off well before RC’s time..
When he come on they were near extinct ..

It would be too weird to build the Q’s back up with new actors, that just would not be right..
Let their legacy hold and RIP ..

(The great Chandler’s of AMC became near extinct, too. As have other cornerstone families 🙁

Crystal
Crystal

The entire time we watched the jail to bar scenes my husband would point to the tv and yell to Detective Nathan West ” Please DON’T sleep with your sister man! Don’t do it!!!” . It was hilarious, the closer they got to each other in each episode this week was great! gross, but great!

FAS
FAS

@KansasGuest. Good point. Well, then, could Nathan be Alan and Dr. O’s kid?… although as many have suggested, James is Victor’s son…..which is more feasible. What a dilemma !!!!! Lol

marz
marz

I’m pretty sure that Britt and Nathan will find out rather quickly that they are related. Nathan is probably Victor’s son which is why O gave him up to follow Faison (“that maniacal Dane”). Britt is O’s daughter by Faison. O spelled it out pretty clearly that one reason Nate needs to know his real mother is so he and Britt don’t accidentally meet and mingle.

There is no way on earth that Britt is Anna’s child by anyone. As was pointed out, Anna lost her baby in the first trimester . If Faison had fathered Britt by Anna, he would be a lot nicer to Britt. And if you’re listening to the dialogue, Silas clearly said that he remembered meeting Nathan as a young boy when Nina took him to the zoo. So, not related to Silas.

Kiki as Nina’s child…there is a birth certificate that says Ava gave birth to Kiki. So, who knows who Nina’s child might turn out to be.

FAS
FAS

You are correct …Nathan and Britt must find out they are siblings ASAP, lest they end up in bed together…Gross !!!!
As far as Ava’s name appearing on Kiki’s birth certificate? C’mon, now…. Ava is a murderer…, you really think her forging a birth certificate is beyond the realm of possibilities? Unless a new character is introduced ( and, I doubt it’s …OHMMMM-FAROUT-LEVI), Kiki is the only one whose age is close to the time all this went down. We shall see. I have never been more into GH as I presently am. It’s Saturday…”gotta”go !!!!

Tweets
Tweets

I love the story line. The writers are doing a fantastic job of connecting people and adding to the plot. We love to hate O’brect and her dear sister!” Keep up the good work and its great to see the ratings so high! WTG GH!

Andrea
Andrea

Cancel gh please, very painful to watch. LOL. GH will not be around in 2 years, replace it with a new talk show.

marz
marz

Pretty sure that’s not happening.

carol
carol

I never laughed so much in my life!!! Funny funny stuff!!! The children can be born with FUUUURR!!!!, OR A. Prehencile tail!!!!! Lololol solo funny Ron and frank!!! Funny stuff!! Still laughing!!

MegB
MegB

Well, I guess I’m in the minority here because I feel that Dr. O’s character is more cartoonish and over the top than anything else. And Kathleen Gati might have a great singing voice, but that’s where it ends with me. The woman overacts just about every frickin’ line that comes out of her mouth. I took some acting lessons back in the day and was quite involved in the drama department at both my high school and college, and I am quite certain my acting coach would have laughed her right off the stage. I realize that some of the “over-the-topness” is part of Dr.O’s character, but really, it is painful to watch her on my screen. Moreover, I am so sick of sociopath criminals running the show now. I am all for soaps having their fair share and healthy dose of villains, but oh my goodness, this woman takes the cake. When is she going to pay for all the unspeakable crimes she has committed?

FAS
FAS

Hey, MegB. The idea of making both Dr. O and Faison appear buffoonish, I believe, is part of the package that makes them so appealing…not so much Faison …he’s gross. You must admit she’s a piece of work. We all know about her despicable deeds, but her outrageously comic stunts make us “sort of” forget?
Sadly, for those who want her to pay for her tainted and criminal past and misdeeds, I would not hold my breath. I just want her around…she “sends” me. So in true GH-esque form, the writers will come up with something to exhonourate her…

MegB
MegB

I guess I would be able to tolerate her absurd antics in small doses, but she just doesn’t do anything for me. However, I must admit I enjoyed her throwing Brad off the balcony at Wyndermere…:)

MissFixit
MissFixit

Dr O is hilarious. It still makes me laugh when I think of her “singing” at the nurse’s ball. Is that all there is? Almost as funny as when Faison offered to give her some if she wore the Anna mask. LMAO.

FAS
FAS

Who, in God’s green earth, died and made Levi a savant and guru all rolled into one?

MissFixit
MissFixit

OMG! Levi has to be the most irritating character ever! I sooooo wanted Nathan to knock Levi out cold just to shut him up.

Shay
Shay

In a word…..”Cartini!” Thanks a lot, guys!

FAS
FAS

OMG….here comes Carlos!!!

Sharon Talbot
Sharon Talbot

I don’t think Faison is the father becuz Obrecht would hv loved to gv him a son. I think Victor Cassadine is the father. I am just wondering who is older.

FAS
FAS

I think it was Aria that said they were twins. Makes sense to me.

FAS
FAS

@MissFixit…I am still laughing ….HARD

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Should Drew Get The Flash Drive Back, But Lose The Last Five Years Of His Life In Doing So?

On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) is faced with a dilemma that could change the course of his life forever.  It all comes down to DA Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), and her vendetta against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), and how she is leveraging her possession of the flash drive that holds all of Drew’s memories and the key to his past.

In a confrontation at the Metro Court, Drew comes over to talk to Margaux, where he says he is not sure why he hasn’t taken it upon himself to turn her into the cops.  She adamantly points out that she is an attorney, and that he has no evidence that could be used against her in a court of law.  While she goes on about making Sonny pay for what he did to her father, she tries to get Drew to come along with her in her vendetta.  Drew refuses, not because of Sonny or Jason (Steve Burton), but he does not want to do this to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and have Danny be without his father.

Drew then stands up to her and tells he he knows she has been manipulating him for months. Even knowing she has the key to his life with the flashdrive that hold all of his missing years, Drew tells Margaux that she can hold this over his head, but even if he had the flashdrive there is a chance that the procedure to restore his memories could go wrong, and the sad fact that in doing the procedure, he will definitely lose the last five years of his life and all of those memories with Sam and more.  He says to Margaux that those memories mean everything to him.

A confident and irritated Marqaux tells him she is sure he will want the flash drive one day and that he knows her terms if she was to give it to him – helping her bring down Sonny and Jason for the murder of her father.   Drew is left with a difficult decision, while Margaux gets into an elevator and begins to cry over wanting to avenge her father’s death.  But little does she know, that evidence could prove that he was not the man she thinks he was.

So this begs the question to GH fans: Would you like to see Drew retrieve all of his memories as Andrew Cain, at the cost of losing the last five year of his life since being in Port Charles …  or should Drew leave his mind and memories alone and just go forward keeping the last five years in tact, and foregoing what other important history in his life that he may need to know now, or in the future? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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General Hospital Honored With Sentinel Award For Alzheimer’s Storyline

This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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