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General Hospital Live Day One! What Did You Think Of The Broadcast?

Photo Credit: Matt Petit/ABC

Photo Credit: Matt Petit/ABC

Friday was the first of two episodes of the highly anticipated GH Live!  The ABC soap opera was going live performing today’s episode twice, back-to-back for the East Coast time zones, while the West Coast saw the episode replay.

And speaking of how anything can happen … while viewers were anxiously awaiting to see how the cast and the crew would handle performing the script and material live, (when they are so used to taping the daytime drama series weeks in advance) what no one expected was that the live feed at 3PMEST would be interrupted by ABC breaking news of the Boston Marathon bomber being handed down the verdict of the death penalty!  Apparently, this national news affected those ABC Owned television station markets airing GH in that time slot including WABC New York.

Now on today’s General Hospital Live, it certainly harkened back to the golden days of the soaps when everyone was performing without a net and gave that raw feel to it.  There were a few things we took note of: a few camera miscues, the tags at the end of the scenes looked like they were going to long, but that is only because they weren’t edited as usual in a taped episode. We loved William deVry (Julian) who looked like he was about to laugh after Maurice Benard (Sonny) sat him on the bar and the props went “crunch” during their confrontation scene.  We also noticed that when Sam (Kelly Monaco) slapped Jake (Billy Miller) it was a stage slap, not enhanced by sound effects, as usual on a taped episode.

Photo Credit: Matt Petit/ABC

As for the performances, we loved Rebecca Budig as Hayden, who looked like she was having fun and so comfortable during the live show, and with tormenting Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).  It certainly looked like Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) and Roger Howarth ( Franco) were having a good time, but can anyone guess who is at the door that is going to marry Nina?  What did you think about Nina walking around with the water bottles as a faux-bouquet in her wedding dress?

Then on to the drama! Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco had a major confrontation scene as Jake and Sam that set-up the dynamic between these two characters, and then Hayden comes in with some information!  Will she reveal that Jake is Jason?

Photo Credit: Matt Petit/ABC

And then we come to Finola Hughes (Anna), Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos), who carried the emotional content of the live show.  Anna gets Sabrina to call Carlos and find out his whereabouts to which Sabrina is regretful she helped Anna, but knows she did no choice.

Carlos is waiting to leave Port Charles on the pier and has a run in with Julian!  But then after Julian leaves, Anna shows up with gun in hand.  After a heated exchange, as Anna realizes Carlos will never pay properly for killing her beloved Duke (Ian Buchanan), Anna shoots him with bullets to the chest!

And then we came to the closing credits! And just as Frank and Ron had experience with and executed on OLTL’s live week, a former character who had been killed-off was in charge of the credit cue cards!

Photo Credit: Matt Petit/ABC

That honor went to Lilly Melgar (Ex-Lily Rivera), who once she got a prompt to start, began revealing the cue cards starting with GH EP Frank Valentini, which had a sketch of him on the card.  That was followed by head writer Ron Carlivati, which also had a sketch of him on his cue card,  and then the writing team, and then a cue card of director Larry Carpenter with a sketch of him also. Maurice Benard joined Lilly in the final seconds of the broadcast, as did Billy Miller, before the show was cut off.

Kudos to the cast and crew of General Hospital, and executive producer Frank Valentini for pulling off the first live show.  It was fun to watch how it would all play out, especially given there were some  built-in challenges like props to break and throw, gun shots to go off, and more! And if you did get the opportunity to watch the behind-the-scenes on the Twitter app Periscope during the commercial breaks, that was a very cool way for GH to take fans even one step further, and up close and personal to the action!

So what did you think of GH Live day one? What was your favorite part of it?  What mishaps did you noticed? Watch GH Live below if you missed it, or just want to watch it again! Then weigh-in!

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John
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John

Must have watched the west coast version. The East Coast version was very different in the lily stuff and and GM had a really bad day speaking way too loud and over gesturing.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I enjoyed it, found great appreciation for the “back in the day” live shows. I believe I saw the west coast version, too. Living in the Los Angeles area, I’m sure that’s the version I saw. I would have loved if hulu/abc.com could also offer the East coast version for viewing. It would be great to see how no two performances are the same. I’m really wondering who is knocking on Nina’s door. Is it really the man she’s going to marry? I keep having a feeling it’s Christian LeBlanc making a brief cameo? Is that allowed as he’s still… Read more »

Lin
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Lin

Along with the others below, I have no idea who GM is. I don’t like when people try to be “cool’ by using initials like that. I live on the East Coast and didn’t see Billy/Jake/Jason at the end. But I liked the part where Lilly/Lily screamed, ” a Bomb!” as she had been killed by a bomb. Maurice got of it. they hugged and first she was facing the camera, but he turned her so he would be facing the camera. I don’t understand the point of that or the point of the room with the chairs. But the… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s brilliant, Jeremy!!!!! James Franco at the door. ….Satirical paradox. That’s rich, and so mockingly germane. Good call.

Shay
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Shay

@Jeremy….Even though I couldn’t abide the James Franco version of “El Franco,” I have to admit having him behind “Door Number One” would be a stroke of genius and a great juxtapositioning of the two disparate actors who have portrayed this depraved demento. Then again, it would also be a great treat to have JF presenting the closing credits….that whole Lily thing left me cold. I’m definitely hoping for better at the conclusion of Monday’s episode.

Laurie
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Laurie

Lin,

GM is Grayson McCouch who plays Sloane. And I don’t think people use initials to be cool-I don’t, but because people are lazy and use shortcuts.

Walt
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Walt

Hulu is only showing the west coast version. I was able to watch the east coast on comcast on demand but I’m on the east so I’m not sure if that is the same with people on the west. When I was looking for the west coast version on youtube, I only was able to find the east coast version on there.

su0000
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su0000

Thats what makes it live..
It is not mixed, tweaked, it is raw..
The sound/voice are not yet toned doctored ..

SZima
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SZima

Drawing a blank…who’s GM?

Aden
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Aden

Who is GM??

Harry
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Harry

General Motors?

vinman
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vinman

GM….is Grayson McLouch (sp?)….PCCommissioner Sloan .

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

They did two live tapings; one for the east coast, which was completely live and then another take for the west coast, which was a re-broadcast.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

They way I understood it they did two live tapings for the east coast, one for the markets that air the show at 2 pm and those who air the show at 3 pm. The west coast did not give a “live” show but one of the live shows was taped, and the technical imperfections taken out– I know I watched both, and the west coast airing seemed like a regular show in quality and tone. Of course that could have been after the first live show they work out the bugs so the 2nd live show went smoother, but… Read more »

Neptune714
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Neptune714

They should have not edited for the west coast

Kevin
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Kevin

Nina saying the man that will marry her is at the door: maybe she means the priest/JP that will marry her & Franco? That was my thought…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That was really weird, Kevin,…I must admit. I still don’t get it? Except, perhaps… What I’ve already said…an exaggerated caricature of their characters?

Shay
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Shay

Good thinking, Kevin…..perhaps he will be played by James Franco?

Harry
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Harry

Okay, I think John meant Michelle Stafford and erroneously wrote the initials GM instead of MS.
If so, he is absolutely right. Stafford was over gesturing–in short, she was ridiculous. When she came out in that wedding dress and posed, I just clicked the fast forward button. Live GH does not work for this actress at all. She is just ridiculous.

Laurie
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Laurie

Honestly, I thought MS, that’s Michelle, was over-gesturing on purpose. But that could just be me. It didn’t bother me. Sloane does the same.

Timmm
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Timmm

Grayson is always loud and overacts! Live TV makes it even more obvious and annoying!

Harry
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Harry

The second live episode was even worse. Stafford is horribly wince inducing and I cannot believe they cannot write better material for Roger Howarth.

Timmm
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Timmm

@Harry, Live #2 was a train wreck!

Shay
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Shay

@Harry and Timmm…..In a word, “Touche’!!!!”

Joe
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Joe

The scenes involving Anna, Sabrina and Carlos crackled. The rest was kinda pointless. The end credits with Lily were hilarious and inspired.

David
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David

I thought there was a knock at the door when Nina was out of the room getting into her wedding dress and Franco was left in the living room but it seems as if they ignored it and just went on with their conversation. There was also some crunching sounds when Julian was sitting on the bar. Was that some of the breakaway props breaking early? I also did not like the overhead shots going into the Sloane/Jordan scenes in the alley and it seemed to throw the actors off as to when they should start the scene. The outs… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, a David. Adding to that, which is something ver trivial, I found it quite odd that a man as filthy rich as Sonny, would have such a rinky-dink, cheap piece of furniture to showcase his liquor bottles. It was just four sticks glued together…lol.

Timmm
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Timmm

Coffee prices must have taken a tumble!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.

There you go again, Timmm. Slaying me with your one-liners !!!!

shrona
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shrona

Note to Sonny- next time you shop at Ikea, have them put it together before you leave rather than doing it yourself. You can afford the extra charge.

carole
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carole

I was lucky with my cable co to watch both live shows. The first had the feel of a live shows with actors flubbing lines the send felt rehearsed with only camera miscues. The first ending was hilarious with sonny, Lilly & the bomb however the second ending was cut off just as sonny and Jason were entering into the camera’s view. Mon they should just do the one show because west coast missed out on the live feel of the show by seeing the second show.

Lin
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Lin

I didn’t see Sonny and Jason together. ?? I live on the East Coast. I agree it should be live to all.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I didn’t see Jason either and I’m on the east coast…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I did…but, Lin, it was In a flash…so fast as it crossed into the fading screen. If you happened to have turned your head, you would have missed it. That’s how fast it flashed.

Walt
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Walt

Jason was only in the west coast one which you can see on Hulu.

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

Sorry but it was mostly like pointless improvised vignettes at its worse…badly lacking direction!!! I know i said i was taking time off to comment and returning hopefully in June because of illness but while just laying hereand feeling somewhat ok at the moment i thought id take a second to comment…back to my break…later!!!

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

Failed to mention…i did like Anna…hope Duke isnt dead…rewatched…great to see a live show…glad some enjoyed…later

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, jimh. We had not heard from you the last few days….so happy to see your name.
I hope you recover very soon. …send you my love.

Yes, Anna was great. …looked a little crazy around the eyes, lol, but, I guess, that was the idea….bye…soon.

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Jim, the look Anna and Carlos exchanged right after she shot him was powerful and almost chilling. Great acting on both their parts. I also liked the Hayden and Lizzy scenes–Hayden has proven to be a very entertaining and formidable foe for Miss Lizzy while giving us a much needed dash of fun. When did all the mobsters get so emotional? Carlos is sobbing after he killed a man he’s been wanting to “take out” (and not for dinner and a movie) for months and he turns into a big ole soppy sponge after his mission is accomplished.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

This was definitely one of your more inspired posts, Harry! Hahaha… I was thinking about Carlos. He always seems panicked after mouthing off about how much he wants to kill someone…then either attempts it or accomplishes it…and then freaks out. But I think that’s because after he does the deed…he always winds up at Sabrina’s…and he loves her so much that he is either really devastated to disappoint her…or turns up the hysteria to garner her sympathy. As we saw, after he said his goodbye to Sabrina whom he truly loves…and he WAS emotional…with regret. Regret that he can’t be… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Jimh…wondered were you had been. Missed your comments. They show such originality and humor. Agree with you about Anna. Give her so screen time and something to work with, and she shows why she is one of the best in the business. Just sorry it was under such sad circumstances. Also am liking Hayden. She sure was forcing Elizabeth out of her comfort zone on Friday. But I also liked how Nik called her on it. Just hope he doesn’t back down, and call her at Jake’s garage on Monday. Hope you feel better!

Timmm
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Timmm

Good to see your name again and I hope you turn the corner soon.

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

I thought the show was good. I realized how important editing is to a show. I do have a question regarding normal taping. Do they tape the show as we saw it today going from different scenes or is the whole scene taped at once and just edited into parts? I hope this makes sense.

Neptune
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Neptune

Loved when Maurice started to improve! The look on William DeVry’s face was priceless because he lost his line and started to laugh and that’s when Maurice jumped in on his improve and said “why are you smiling?” William looked like “wth?” Lmao

Harry
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Harry

Neptune–you’re right–that was a good scene. I will have to re watch that scene again.

Jason Loves GH
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Jason Loves GH

Congratulations to the cast and crew of General Hospital! I thoroughly enjoyed Friday’s show. Some observations of my own… *Rebecca Budig. I had never seen this actress until she joined GH. While I feel she has been a treat to watch since she started, her performance in the live episode was just fantastic. Really good stuff! I hope she sticks around. *Finola Hughes. I’ve adored this marvelous woman since she first came to GH in the 1980s. (Even though Gloria Monty did (inexplicably) fire Finola during her 2nd stint as EP, I will forever be grateful to her for bringing… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I am so glad you are now appreciating Billy Miller’s role-playing, Jason. ‘Ain’t he grand?”…. Love your post…true and to the point. I must say that this was the first time I have seen real emotion and fair acting coming from, none other, than Sam. I was so pleasantly surprised. I have been harping for months that Jake and Sam will never mesh. But, I am seeing a side from both characters, that it might just work. Hey, a girl can change her mind, can she not? ……”Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”…..G.B. Shaw. I have been… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

I have a feeling Anna’s moment of savouring the moment will only be temporary. She does like to operate within the law. But for a moment I think she saw the enormity of what she and Duke had endured at the hands of the Jerome family over the years. And here was their hitman who was Duke’s killer right in front of her. She also knew Carlos assessment of him being found not guilty was probably true. So in her grief she snapped. And “yes,” in her darkest corners, I’m sure there is revenge involved. I’m not justifying it, but… Read more »

Taelyn
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Taelyn

I am truly hoping beyond hope that Hayden DOES tell Jake and Sam that he IS Jason Morgan. The spoilers hint that she does, So I hope its true. I think these two have great chemistry…They are my favorite story as well as I hope every day will bring a revelation. I only feel Patrick and Sam should be in the friend zone.. I hate them as a Romantic pair. I thought The live show was great, Enjoyed it a lot. The few mistakes were worth the more inspired acting and Improv that took place. Ofcourse i too adored Finola… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

All I can say is that Carrrrr-LOS! had better be dead! The showrunners have shilly-shallied in eliminating this mangy mad dog of a miscreant for long enough. My only regret is that his long-awaited demise didn’t bring Sappy and Jordan along for the ride amidst an unrelenting hail of bullets.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay.
I really hope Carlos is gone too. For a while I thought he had a conscience. But, I must say, I was really getting really tired of his alligator tears and this suffocating dependence on Sabrina. Foe a mobster, he has no cojones.
Did GH always have Cosa Nostra storylines?

Harry
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Harry

To any of you Mad Men fans–the actor who plays Carlos is in the finale playing a Meditation/Yoga leader.
The actor is really very good–perhaps too good for GH.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….For most of my viewing days, yes, Port Charles has had a major criminal element in its storylines, beginning with Luke and the Frank Smith organization, but I’d have to say that the level of violence and glorification of this mafioso lifestyle was not really brought to the fore until the arrival of our much-maligned Sonny. Coincidentally, his introduction marked my first-time departure as a GH regular. I cared not for Corinthos, Carly, Lily, Stone, Brenda, Jason….none of that bunch! Quite frankly, I only tuned in periodically to see AJ when he was played by Sean Kanan, and after his… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

I’m in total agreement with U Shay, He had better go down for the count once and for all.
Imagine the irony in this scenario, Carrr-Los survives long enough to be wheeled into
General hospital, Patrick is the only Surgeon on duty, against all odds Patrick saves this
miserable cusses life. All the while unaware Carrr-Los is the one responsible for shooting
Duke in cold blood, until Anna delivers the news personally…

Laurie
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Laurie

Yes guys & gals, I’m with you. I love Sam and Jake/Jakeson/Jason/Soldier Boy/Doe/Barnes/Morgan/Quartermaine! It’s my favorite s/l running. If I read 1 more time that Sam and Jakeson are not interested in each other, especially her, when she’s been looking at him doe-eyed for months, Imma need to break my computer! Everyone in PC keeps pointing out to Sam and/or look at her side-eyed when she melts down defending this Jake Doe: mom, dad, Patrick, Ric, even Dr. O sees it! Just not Liason fans or Jake Doe..Jake responds to Sam’s touch and has since her holding his hand and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I will say this, if you didnt have respect for these daytime actors before, you will now. They were all great. Yes there were little parts that didnt come off perfect but its live, theater-like, living on the edge! It was fun to watch fro the miscues. If you are nitpicking you dont appreciate art! A word to the West coast, I feel sorry for you fans, I know it was breaking news but why give that evil scum bucket the privileged to interrupt our soaps, for that matter ANY network show! There are 10 zillion other ways to find… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Right? Well phrased, Timmm. Love your post.

Shay
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Shay

Always the voice of reason, Timmm!

Laurie
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Laurie

Amen, Timmm! I’m a big trial watcher myself and understand the importance of this verdict, but I often feel like unless it’s 9/11 or something causing immediate danger to others, scroll it on screen-bottom. The verdict was way more important than, let’s say, the NFL apologizing over the Ray Rice trash that has interrupted programming as well, IMO, but I’m fine with giving this killer and his killer dead brother no more notoriety!!!! EVER!!!! #BostonStrong

shrona
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shrona

Oh, Timmm! You took the words right out of my mouth. The Boston affiliate took the last 15 minutes out of Friday’s live GH for the Marathon Bomber verdict. I am not saying that this case isn’t important, but the verdict was not announced until after 3, meaning that instead of GH live, I got a bunch of talking news heads reiterating information I already knew, plus an aerial shot of the courthouse. In my area, we have had so much of this type of interruption recently (the Whitey Bulger trial, the major snow emergencies, the Aaron Hernandez trials) and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Its not 1973 anymore, Americans are up to date on EVERYTHING! Quit breaking in on programs with news we already know, dont care to know or can see on the NEWS channels. It drives me crazy!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Same stuff here in NYC and its boroughs, Shrona.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I watched the first live east coast version and later the taped west coast version just to see how different they would be. The first live version had better performances, in the second version it seemed everyone took it down a notch in tone and emotions. The second version was better technically, it looked and sounded just like a regular show— Plot wise, — this whole Nina getting married seemed to come out of the blue, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the heck that is about— I have a hard time believing Anna shot Carlos– if she wouldn’t… Read more »

Kevin
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Kevin

Re: killing Carlos… she let the law handle Faison instead of killing him, and look at how that turned out. That character background, I think, easily played a part in Anna’s choice to succumb to passion by killing(?) Carlos to get justice for Duke’s death.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think it was great how Finola took justice into her own hands. Julian murdered her and Duke’s unborn child…and Julian’s soldier took the life of the love of her life. Doesn’t matter whether she and Duke spent years apart or months apart since he’s been back…there was a deep, abiding soulmate love there. No matter how many times she was on the right side, the legal side, she never saw justice. There are crimes of passion…and hers was one. It was a great, powerful scene…Carlos shocked and still…holding his chest…staring in disbelief….Anna, wild-eyed and satisfied…revenge FINALLY hers. Obviously there… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Exactly, Kevin …look at how that turned out, indeed. To quote Shakespeare ( whom I can recite up and down, left to right etc. lol)…..”Heat not a furnace so hot for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself”.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

One more thing Mary SF…they say everyone is capable of murder given the right circumstances… Look at all Anna’s been through. She thought her daughter, Robin had died in a horrific death. She grieved her for sooooooo long… Duke comes back. She’s shocked…only to find out it’s not Duke, but Faison, the psycho who’s haunted and hounded her for years. She’s traumatized. She goes to look for Robin. She doesn’t find her. Then, when on a lead, Scorpio, another love, gets gravely injured. She finds Robin…only they’re kidnapped again. Then, Robin returns home. Then leaves. Again. She loves Patrick…loses him… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t know, I’m still having a hard time buying it. Just a few hours before she seemed so shock and appalled that Duke would order a hit on Jordan, and took comfort in the fact that he was trying to call it off. Then to do such a 180, to suddenly decide it is okay to murder someone in cold blood– I just don’t buy it, no matter how grieved she was, I just don’t buy the Anna I’ve seen on screen all these years would do it. I can see her tempted, I understand her thinking about it,… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

Loved it when Anna told Carlos to go to HELL, took aim and
shot him. Justice Served!!!

Laurie
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Laurie

Mary SF, I think Carlos taunting her & his lack of remorse is what sent her over the edge. She was just going to arrest him at 1st. Then he does what all the mobsters & hitmen do in Port Charles: start waxing poetic. BOOM!! BYE!!

aria
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aria

okay, just saw the live show, and i honestly thought it was going to be bad mainly because it started out with michele stafford and it was bad, it took a few scenes with the other actors on the show and then it was game on, everyone brought their A game, but Michelle Stafford acted even to out of balance for Nina, again i love the actress,but Franco and Nina were two characters whose “story” seem so out of place in todays episode especially considering every other character on today had to do with Jake/Duke story. So glad Anna shot… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

It looked like everyone had fiun, no major misshaped, but I’m sure if it did the show and actors would of loved it, that’s the stuff that gets remembered. Like SNL when the actors mess up and break character one can tell they have fun with it so kudos to everyone and can’t wait till Monday hopefully someone will mess up in fun .

Bonnie
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Bonnie

In the first version 1pm/2pmetz, Sam messed up one of her lines, and Nick smiled on a serious scene. Also a mirror moved on the wall.

I am guessing the second show this was addresses

Neptune714
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Neptune714

Were there TWO live shows?

vinnie
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vinnie

Yes, one for East coast one for central. I live central but GH comes on at 1

Timmm
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Timmm

East coast live show Sam messed up when she tried to say “Change Oil.”

clh
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clh

I don’t understand how Cassidines and Duke can be killed off so many times and come back but they can’t find a way to bring back Alan Quartermaine!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I think GH should be in the Guinness Book of World Records for the TV show with the greatest number of characters that have come back from the dead (some more than once)!

That being said, as much as I also like Alan Quartermaine, judging from the last time Stuart Damon was on, I doubt the actor’s age and health would allow him to return again…

Taelyn
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Taelyn

Maybe……….. But I truly think DOOL is the winner in that area. Years ago during the Salem Strangler story almost EVERY cast member was killed off over about a years time.. That led to the Melaswen (NewSalem<) Story where the killed actors were actually living. And that was just that year.. They are known for reviving the dead.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Taelyn: Good point about DOOL! I guess all soaps are guilty of overusing this plot device, often simply because an actor decides to return. But it defies credulity, and it gets old…

Timmm
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Timmm

Not sure about Stuart’s health but he is 78 years old now.

sadie soaper
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sadie soaper

I thought the live episode was quite good. Because of Rebecca Herbst’s revelation that she was nervous to do the live show, I kept waiting for her to mess up her lines! But, I didn’t notice that she had — quite the pro!! I did notice Kelly Monaco say “change order” instead of “change oil”, but she recovered immediately. Nice save. All in all, it was a refreshing change of pace. Good job GH cast and crew!

Timmm
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Timmm

She did recover by correcting herself. I loved it because it was a live show and she is a pro!

jaselovesam
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jaselovesam

Loved the entire episode.
One thing for sure, the intense scenes with Jake and Sam proved without a shred of doubt that Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco have AMAZING on screen chemistry. This is what I’ve been waiting to see. Yep. They’ve got “it”.
Kudos to the entire GH cast and crew. They did a beautiful job.

Taelyn
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Taelyn

Agreed. I am anxious awaiting Them finding out his Identity.. And then the story of them finding their Love again. Clearly when Jake finds out he is Jason that wont mean he just up and Loves Sam, He thinks he is falling for Liz. I look forward to him rediscovering WHY he fell for Sam.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I loved it. Looked like everyone was enjoying themselves and on top of their game. Although it highlighted weaknesses in GM’s abilities & MS’ hammy OTP performances.

I taped GH at 2 pm CST and they censored Carlos in his scene with Julian. I’m curios why?

Overall I am very impressed and highly entertained. Thanks & kudos GH. Looking forward to Monday.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

CORRECTION I tape GH at 1 pm CST

Lin
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Lin

I thought it was a digital TV blip, didn’t think he was censored. but you may be right. I hate digital TV. In analog the sound and picture were better synchronized and there were not the falling apart of the signal where the picture gets all discombobulated on the screen.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m really going to miss JVP as Carlos.

Timmm
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Timmm

That makes ONE of us!

Harry
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Harry

Carlos was a character not very well written but the actor who plays him is very good. He was wasted with Sabrina and inconsistent writing

Shay
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Shay

Here, here, Timmm! But Harry does have a point. The character of Carrrr-LOS! was terribly written. He was over-melodramatic, violence-crazed and always looked in need of a shower—even when he just emerged from one— not to mention that his attachment to the insipid, immature Sappy made him a joke from the start. JVP’s talent deserved far better than the cardboard cutout of a mad dog hitman that he was handed.

Timmm
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Timmm

SHARRY, you like that? I am fair and I will give you both credit for good points. He was only as good as the writing and he was hitched to Ugly Betty! She will drag Michael down, as well!

Shay
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Shay

You speak the truth there, Timmm! Sappy has the uncanny ability to bring down any poor sap shackled to her character. She made Carrrrrr-LOS! look like a complete, emasculated fool despite his alpha-hitman tendencies. Hence, I was glad to see him go, and at the hands of the absolutely Divine Devane, no less! That was the icing on the cake!

Tea
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Tea

I loved the East Coast Live Show more because Maurice and Lilly did a bomb skit and then they embraced. It was very cute and entertaining.

Lin
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Lin

I loved it too. But how does one see the other version?

Sly
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Sly

I was able to see multiple versions only because I have DIRECT TV.

Does any one else have Direct TV?

I can’t be the only one.

Walt
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Walt

Hulu has the westcoast version.

jeremy
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jeremy

The Interruption by ABC news was unCalled FOR!!! Another Slap in the face by The honchos at ABC network. I guess they dont want GH to succeed, this will definatelydefinately affect GH ratings next week 🙁

Lin
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Lin

ABC news did not interrupt my viewing in Florida. Could it have been a local thing or the choice of the local station. I am the same time zone as Boston, but had no interruption. In fact, there was a preview of the five o’clock news after the show and they didn’t even mention that.

jeremy
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jeremy

Yes, im in Mountain timezone and the Special Report was about the Shooting Verdict in Boston.

Sly
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Sly

I was lucky enough to see “all three” shows.

2:00pm – Live (Florida)
3:00pm – Live (New York)
5:00pm – Taped (California)

When Frank V said they were going live at 2pm and 3pm I thought that was awesome.

To the Cast and Crew on camera and off, I think “you all” did a great job. Keep up the good work. (Frank, you can exhale now LOL)

Side Note to ABC TV NYC: Must you “ALWAYS” interrupt GH???

Special Thanks to “DIRECT TV” for making it possible for me to see all three episodes.

Remember: GH Rocks…

Neptune714
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Neptune714

There were THREE live shows? I had no idea? How can I see them all?

Sly
Guest
Sly

No. Just TWO live shows.

If you have DIRECT TV try the ON DEMAND feature and see if that helps.
You ‘ll have to wait about week , they don’t replay shows on the same day.

Patty
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Patty

I am so confused 🙁 I read that the east coast version was taped for later for the west coast to view so the show should be exactly the same right? 🙂

Sly
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Sly

Hi Patty, I know this is confusing but I hope this helps. Here is a quote from Frank Valentini:

“We made it very challenging for production. Including the fact that for “both” live episodes, we are “performing them twice” – once at 2 p.m. EST and again at
3 p.m. EST – with only about 90 seconds to reset everything.”
This info came from ABC Soaps in Depth Magazine page 19 the May 25 issue.

Frank also talks about “the May Sweeps stunt to end all May Sweeps stunts!

I hope this helps.

Walt
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Walt

The east coast version was live. I think the west coast version was a taped live version.

Kevin
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Kevin

I thoroughly enjoyed the first live 2PM version, glitches, warts & all! I thought it went well, was entertaining & I am looking forward to Monday. I could feel the excitement of the performances, and am sorry if that was lacking for the other 2 showings; perhaps GH could just tape that one to show on Monday? I echo the above suggestion: Alan Quartermaine would be nice to see turning the end of show credits. I enjoyed the whole Lily surprise/silly bomb scenario at the end of the show, too. Kudos, and break a leg again come Monday, cast &… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I thought the cast did a wonderful job during the live episode, with one big exception: the Jordan/Sloane scene. It felt very awkward, with the overhead camera shots, and lack of any real, meaningful conversation between them. Also, while I do like Grayson McCouch and thought he was great on ATWT, he’s awful on GH. He really overacted, and practically yelled his lines in this episode, and the character of Sloan is unneeded. The whole scene felt like both GM and Vinessa Antoine were fumbling. Other than that, the rest of the show was great. I loved Nina and Franco,… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

I got the 3pm episode here in New Jersey, so I’m gonna have to see if the 2pm version is online somewhere. For the most part, it felt like a normal episode of GH. I do think it’s a shame that well known ad libbers like Tony Geary and Kin Shriner weren’t on the live show, would have loved to see them throw in some of their famous ad libs, and see the reactions. I know she’s a very polarizing character, some love her, some hate her, but I think Michelle Stafford is a riot as Nina. Loved the scenes… Read more »

Walt
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Walt

I also live in NJ and found that Hulu has the west coast version your seeking.

Fanny
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Fanny

Friday’s LIVE Show should leave Frank pleased and relieved, Minor
glitches didn’t take away from some Excellent Performances.
Namely: Maurice, Finola, William, Billy, Kelly, and of course Roger.
I understand due to the existing story lines & time constraints some
Favorites were excluded, however adding Kathleen G.and Maura W.would
have turned it into a HOME RUN for me.

Nick D.
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Nick D.

Completely agree that watching Kathleen Gati work live would have been a real treat. Maybe she’ll be on Monday!

Fanny
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Fanny

One can only hope.

Patty
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Patty

Hi Sly, thank u so much for the info I totally get it!

Sly
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Sly

Cool…
Your welcome.

Belle
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Belle

I enjoyed the live show. Some soaps were live years ago; I remember watching at about 7 or 8 years old . That was from 1957 . If I’m not mistaken, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, and Love of Life were done live.
Keep up the good work , G.H.

Laurie
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Laurie

Carlos has been out of control for months. Did you see the size of his, um, “rifle” as Hayden called it when he tried to set Jake up for Duke’s murder by borrowing their hotel room? He blew a hole through Ava, then Duke. Lied over & over to Sabrina. He had it coming! I don’t always like Anna and sick of mob violence but I would like to bow and Anna’s feet for that present!! Loved Finola’s and Jeffrey’s crazy eyes after she shot!!! Soapy, soap good!!!

Rose
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Rose

Carlos is alive…sorta. In case you missed it Jeffrey Vincent Parise was a therapy leader at a retreat Don Draper was at in the Madmen finale.

dmr
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dmr

I loved the live episode. I thought the actors did a great job-could hardly tell it was a live episode, flowed pretty well. One question, why was Detective Sloan recast? The recast doesn’t appear to be working-IMO. His lines always appear very forced and over-acted. In the live episode, I think this is very apparent.

Walt
Guest
Walt

I just watched the two versions today. I watched the east coast version which I believe is the first version on Comcast On Demand. It’s also on youtube. Hulu has the westcoast version.

Satan
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Satan

WAY too much time wasted on Frodd & Nina. Completely useless characters and not at all needed in the live episodes. Aside from that…

Anna killing Carrrrrrlllllllos – most unholy.

Greenlee….err…Hayden getting shot right before she can tell the truth about Jakeson – predictably lame. Now I suppose she’s going to be in a coma in the hospital, and Liz will pull the plug or shoot something in her IV, right.

And poor Shawn… not only is he the worst hitman in the history of organized crime, but he got arrested by his own girlfriend.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

LOL…”most unholy”? …coming from Satan?…OK, KIDDING!!! But, I agree, …..Anna did a bad thing, albeit well-deserved. Seriously, though…I had a feeling Hayden would never have been given the chance to divulge what she knew…yeah, it was lame. I do not like Shawn….. Got what he deserved. However, it was not his bullet that hit Hayden. It was so fast, I wasn’t even aware a shot had been fired. Nikolas is the culprit. I am shocked!!!!! He is no better than Julian and Company or Sonny and Company. I am done with him. Then there’s Carly. She was amazing today. Through… Read more »

Satan
Guest
Satan

Carly doesn’t know who Jakeson is, but she DOES know that he’s not really working for the Jerome mob, and was coerced into working undercover for Sloane. Of course all of these characters are being written as complete idiots right now. Carly, Sonny, Sam…. the three people who know Jason better than anybody, and they have certainly seen enough to put it together. Liz too, before Nik dropped the bomb on her. When does Little Danny start speaking in complete sentences? He recognized his daddy when he was still wrapped up like a mummy. Which is pretty remarkable considering he… Read more »

CeeCee
Guest
CeeCee

You are too funny, but succinct and to the point. So, is it going to take a little child to KNOW who Jake really is? I had said, back when Jake first made an entrance in PC, that I found it strange how his lovers, and friends, or his mother (if she were ever around) not recognize any gestures, behavior or little nuances particular to Jason. I had also said that once he slept with these three women, they would certainly REALLY KNOW with whom they were ‘dirty-dancing’…..well, you know,LOL. But, Lizzie beat me to the punch, as it were.… Read more »

Don
Guest
Don

I liked both live shows, monday episode was like a taped episode meaning the cast in my view didn’t make mistakes that was good. I hope in the future they will go live for 5 episode so that almost all cast can go live like the with OLTL live week. Friday episode was the funniest because mistakes were done but this live tv anything can happen. May 19, back with taped episodes.

PGP
Guest
PGP

Love Finola Hughes…the live shows really demonstrate her amazing abilities…so robbed at the Emmy awards.

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General Hospital’s Halloween Week Promo Touts Wicked Surprises

Looks like everyone will be on edge this week as Halloween comes to Port Charles.  In the newly-released ABC promo for General Hospital, it reveals that this spooky week of episodes will be a rollercoaster ride, featuring wicked surprises, and killer costumes.

After Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) scolds Franco (Roger Howarth) for having his hand in the candy jar, Anna (Finola Hughes) or is it? … is donning a black witches hat. Jackie (Kim Delaney) is seen opening her door, juxtaposed with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) saying “trick or treat”. But, is he actually at the door of someone else?

Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) asks Ava (Maura West), “Darling, what are you holding behind your back?” That is revealed to be a knife, but is it Ava who truly has the knife?

 

Meanwhile, Jason (Steve Burton) is looking around in the dark.  Elsewhere, Peter is jumpy.  So much so that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) utters, “Looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Add all that to last Friday’s episode of GH where Carly(Laura Wright) thinks she saw Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hand come out of her grave and attack her! Is Nelle (Chloe Lanier) going to be proven to be alive? And if so, will she pop up on Halloween and scare the hell out of Carly?

Watch the promo below, then let us know what you think will happen this week on General Hospital via the comment section.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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