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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lives Hang In The Balance Following Faison’s Rampage!

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital moved Faison’s (Anders Hove) return into full-action mode with bullets being fired, lives on the line, being one step closer to the reveal of Faison’s other son, Henrik, and more.

First off, we have got to give kudos to Anders Hove, who makes this story work because of his sheer genius portrayal of the ultimate psycho-villain.  And, we have to give major props to Finola Hughes (Anna) for being the glue of this story with her layered performances of a woman tortured by this madman for decades.

Now on to the action: as fans had predicted, it was Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) who was in harm’s way trying to protect Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and his unborn child from Faison.  But unfortunately, when he goes to Crimson, his father already had Maxie in his clutches.  Shots ring out, and it looks like Nathan is shot near the heart.  Faison escapes, while Peter (Wes Ramsey) who was already shot by Faison earlier, attempted to shoot him.  Peter calls 911.  He helps Maxie put pressure on Nathan’s wound, as Maxie begs her husband to stay with her.  Lucas (Ryan Carnes), who earlier announced to Carly (Laura Wright) and Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), that he and Brad (Parry Shen) are adopting a child, was at the Metro Court and arrives to look after Nathan while the paramedics make their way to the hotel.

In the lobby of the Metro Court, Carly tells her staff to get out of the hotel ASAP, but next she has a gun shoved in her back by Faison!  It’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue, who shoots Faison point blank, and Faison falls to the floor! Now that Faison is seriously wounded, and as he is being carried out by the paramedics, he inflames Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) by telling him he has Lulu (Emme Rylan)!

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Peter, who has made it downstairs, tells the officers, and more, that Nathan has been shot.  Peter says he heard Lulu mention she would be at Wyndemere.  Dante and Sonny (Maurice Benard) are now on their way there!  Alone with Jason, an emotional  Carly asks Jason if he can live with the fact that if Faison dies, he may never get his answers as to what Faison did to him and Drew (Billy Miller). Jason says he knows that may be the case.

Anna is waiting for Henrik to show up at the park, since Sonny and Jason went to the Metro Court.  As she does, she flashes back to years ago, and we get to see two vintage clips of Anna and Faison.  One clip could be a big foreshadowing moment.  Why did Anna look so out of it after taking that drink, while Faison moved in close to her?   Is it possible that Henrik could be Anna and Faison’s son, which is why she has been on the edge of an emotional meltdown?  Later, we see Peter watching Anna in the park from behind the bushes.

At “General Hospital”, both Nathan and Faison are wheeled in and need emergency care and treatment. Bobbie stays with an emotional Maxie, who is trying to process what happened, and that Nathan saved her and their unborn baby  when he took the bullet from Faison.  Dante and Sonny show up at Wyndemere and kick down the door as the gas fumes are slowly killing Lulu and Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

So, what did you think of Friday’s GH?  Is this the end of Faison and Nathan?  Is Anna the mother of Henrik?  Will Jason get the answers he has wanted for the last five years?  Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.

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sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Is Wes Ramsey on contract?

Steve
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Steve

Yes, Frank offered it to him in a parking lot.

JK
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JK

IT IS SAID IT IS NOT WHAT YOU KNOW BUT WHO YOU KNOW!!!!! WOW.

dmr
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dmr

HAHAHAHAHAHA, Steve and JK. SO TRUE. I find his acting to be very flat; although, I haven’t watched all of Friday’s yet..

Harry
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Harry

Oh Steve, you are quick on your feet!

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Lots of drama, for sure. On screen and off. I don’t care for Peter and hope he is not going to end up related to Anna. I would like to see Aiden Turner, who played her cousin or nephew on AMC-Aiden Devane pop into Port Charles

dmr
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dmr

I agree. I find Peter (and the acting) to be very flat. & any storyline involving Lulu, I tend to ignore. Of course, the storyline had to somehow revolve around Sonny.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Peter seems a tad Smarmy to me. Remember cousin Itt from the Adams Family? If you Google Itt and see the picture of Itt with the hat and sunglasses-that is who Lulu reminds me of-always bobbling around stirring up a mess while acting like mother of the year.

Timmm
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Timmm

This is General Hospital!

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Anna was on AMC too, so should she go-wait, Sonny was too-most of the actors on General Hospital were on another show at one time or another. The cast is bloated, but that does not seem to stop the train from Hooterville pulling up with new characters on a regular basis. Aiden Devane is an established character, and related to Anna-plus he is way hot so I say yes to him. Or to Skye Chandler/Quartermaine.

Harry
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Harry

I had also pointed out that Lulu, with her tiny stature and long blond hair, would look like Cousin Itt from The Adam’s Family if she put on sunglasses over her hair.
I am not a fan of Lulu’s but I did love Cousin Itt.

Shay
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Shay

One of my soap-loving friends has always maintained that Lulu reminds her of a grown-up version of “Cindy Lou Who” from Whoville…….

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Would also love to see Fiona Hutchison. She is excellent and have not seen her in years.

Patrick
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Patrick

“Phyllis”

Thank You for the wonderful laugh out loud… “cousin IT” Lulu and Peter.

I’ve christened her : Mamma Smurph… love your bobblehead bettah

NoraE
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NoraE

Maxie in the blood-stained pink boucle jacket was a step too far. All that was missing was the pill box hat. Not very subtle, GH. That may have been a major clue as to Nathan’s fate. Hope he simply goes into hiding, as he is presumed dead, away from Faison and recuperates and brings his pretty face back to Maxie and the PCPD.

Robin will be the one who determines whether or not Peter is her half-brother. Ande will be involved in finding the answers for Drew and Jason IMHO.

What say ye?

Steve
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Steve

Ryan Paevey’s acting has improved greatly in his time on the show. Career-wise, it’s time for him to see what else is out there. Nathan in hiding could be interesting, but I think this is the beginning of the end of the West(bourne)/Obrecht family. If Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford are still on the show at the end of this year, I’d be surprised.

They better not retcon Parking Lot Peter to be Anna’s son. Where would that fit in the historic timeline of the show?

Patrick
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Patrick

I’ve already posted as such… Wes Ramsey ie: Peter , Heinrik. dear god in heaven. Finn is bad enough… now a son… WHICH , is not lost on the audience… WHO DIDN”T want Anna to have something any thing… after Duke died… we were teased with Griffin. NOW… that laura Wrights boyfriend is hired and contracted… REEKS he doesn’t have any presence or meaning that jumps out at ??? I don’t get it we’ve already seen Anna with Griffin. that seemed to be enough now that Frank Valentini tenure and agenda are OUT IN THE OPEN ???? why not beef… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

This Faison is definitely a living breathing psychopath. He wakes up every day wondering how many lives he can destroy.

Harry
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Harry

Yes, Mary–Faison is an over-achiever for sure

Shay
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Shay

At least by GH standards, Harry! Although he’s still a piker compared to “Helena the Great!”

su0000
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su0000

I do not want Faison dead..
I Love Anders Hove/ Faison..
GH needs Faison, desperately

I was hoping Faison would have shot and killed Jason..
Anders Hove’s acting is superior over Steves.

I hope Faison lives to bring his excitement, intrigue, suspense and thrills to GH..

Great 5 star acting by ALL (APPLAUSE !!)

LONG LIVE FAISON !!!

su0000
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su0000

And–
Cesar Faison and Anna had sex..
Welcomed or not welcomed, they had sex.
Peter is her son ..
Back in time, they had something going on between them.

Anna hates Cesar Faison for forcing himself on her, perhaps and Anna is desperate to keep her secret hidden.

Patrick
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Patrick

point of interest : Cesar Faison as played by the theatrical Artiste , Anders Hove i’m enamored by him… ANY TIME – any of us – are given a dole out of “REAL” actors… acting. he may be a caricature … ( unfortunately, the GH writers will do this to any actor who is propped and supporting… the Corinthos’ Clan. ) so… is he dead ? will his heart soften ? can we imagine a newfound family with Cesar, Leisl, Britta, Nathan, Heinrick? i’d love that Wes Ramsey is killed off know that ^ won’t happen. any way : SOD… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

..Griffin Faison …. perfect !
I’m waiting for it, how sweet it will be ..

Patrick
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Patrick

I just hate the idea of nepotism .. at the expense of : all the rest , of the cast and audience. so therefor… I do not want Wes Ramsey to take… thus far he’s not triggered. ugh! well if you have to find something… he can have Lulu. stir on that. any way : I like your last few lines about Anna . which would be a dynamic trek for Our Anna to traverse. every fiber of her being and brain waves pitting all her person up to now. “…Anna hates Cesar Faison for forcing himself on her, perhaps… Read more »

sharon
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sharon

Well, Micheal. it was sad, especially with the rumors about Ryan leaving. We sill have more aftermath to see. Very much LOVE #naxie. This affects a decent amount of the cast. And of course Anders Hove is great at being creepy!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I thought Ryan Peavy was taking time off to make a movie ? NO MATTER HOW any one cuts and dices… Ryan Peavy… of course has improved past wooden. Ryan Peavy… is so near perfection … like Maxie shared with him… “I liked looking at you @Crimson.. even tho I was making it seem like I was mad at you” YOU cant’ take your eyes off of. HE”S HOT . ‘bam ’nuff said… I love and appreciate what few women will say as much. as I’ve always said : I make the time for Ryan Paevy. Nathan has been @GH.… Read more »

rose
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rose

He’s probably branching out. I have seen him recently as Mr Darcy in an okay, soapy movie where he is a rich, dog trainer/judge who falls in love with another dog person. He only had to take his shirt off once when he came out of a swimming pool. Just hope he is not written off GH. I’ve grown to like him, and I think he has grown as an actor. Nice to see.

Harry
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Harry

Ryan Peavy would make an excellent Superman.

nicholas
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nicholas

no point in watching anymore with genie francis having once again been fired from the show !! and another mass shooting ! please give us the fans both a break and some much needed respect ! enough with the mob and guns ! in happier news Days of our lives ( the soap opera on nbc ) has Tyler Christopher ( nikolas cassadine ) in it from now on ! I only watch Days of our lives from now on : Days of our lives is the best soap on the air at present . Bold and beautiful is so… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ABSOLUTELY – Here ye, Here ye,

“… trust me : Days of our lives is the soap to watch ! ”

Sony / NBC / Days of OUR Lives

su0000
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su0000

Fact..
Genie was hardly used..
She was mostly backburned..
Until Kevin/marraige Laura had no stories ..
Past year Genie has been wallpaper not seen unless ”talking” someone.

me
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me

First of all, there is absolutely no suspense to this stupid story because we all know what’s going to happen 4 days before it will happen. Second, I’m so sick of soap opera writers who are stuck in the 70s: the completely helpless “wimmens” need the big strong men to come and save them after they’ve been kidnapped, or held hostage, or blah blah blah. THIS is why nobody under the age of 50 watches soaps anymore. It’s ridiculous. (And don’t even get me started on Anna working with Saint Sonny, of all people, to bring down the bad guys… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I WAS PISSED ‘ Sonny and Anna , in the car…??? heading to Windemeare or even the metro court

as he spouts to her : ” We’re playing by my rules ”
LIVID ! that’s what this show is?

this is just so out of character for Finola Hughes… isn’t she bombarded with propping and carrying this show.

stuck- STUCK – w/Sonny , Finn, is it Peter/Heinrik. Our Anna …

HELP US DUKE

Harry
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Harry

Patrick, that unfuriated me as well.
Anna has been fighting her own fights with command, control and style thank you very much. She doesn’t need Cheer’s Nick Tortelli to come in and show her how it’s done because she can show him.
Watching Sonny try and dominate his superior (Anna) gave me a whole new appreciation for Robert. Robert treated Anna with respect and as an equal.
Please keep Sonny out of Anna’s story. Give him his own story he can dominate or bettter yet, give him a long vacation.

Shay
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Shay

Amen, Patrick and Harry! Our Anna is a big girl who can take care of herself…we don’t need MobBossSonny calling the shots where she is concerned! As for “Dimples,” an extended vacation would be a grand idea…preferably with a one-way ticket out of Port Charles attached to it!

Terry
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Terry

Peter was shot yet needed zero medical attention and is walking around normal at the end. If that’s an error its huge. But, otherwise, bullet-proof vest and that means Peter was expecting trouble. I don’t get why Nathan wouldn’t be wearing a vest.

Rodd
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Rodd

Terry, I wondered about that, too. They didn’t answer how he could have been shot, yet roam all over PC without a care. I’m assuming it will be addressed and that he was wearing a bullet-proof vest because he was anticipating trouble. And lurking behind the bushes, spying on Anna, makes it look like he’s son number one for Faison. I guess we’ll find out next week.

rose
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rose

I was looking forward to a Faison story, but didn’t like the one delivered. No matter how good the acting. Cassadines have always been evil, but more subtle. Made them more interesting. Not a great way to end the week and start a weekend with. Just too much violence, guns and shootings for my taste, especially for a daytime soap. I can listen to the news anytime for stuff like this. Which is becoming too common in the US everyday with seemingly no remedy in sight. And if this was supposed to be a trade-off for losing Genie and her… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I dont believe the actor is to interested in a long term stay in the states.

As far as the violence, Rose, these soaps have to compete with so many other forms of entertainment. Its just what they have to do today. Maybe switch over to the Food Channel?

rose
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rose

Hi Timmm…I know what you mean about violence and competing with other forms of entertainment for an audience. Especially if you are trying to attract those whose have become used to it growing up with video games for instance. Or anyone watching the amount of violence and discourse everyday in the news which can now come with disclaimers. But why stoop to the lower violence level? Let soaps still set a certain standard for daytime. If this causes the soap genre to end, so be it. Personally i like action, adventure, laced with a little violence…sometimes. if there is a… Read more »

mike
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mike

Pissed that they are killing Nathan, if Ryan wanted to leave there had to be another way for him to exit the canvas.

Carrie
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Carrie

After that horrible Ask Man Landers story, Ryan probably begged the writers for Nathan to have the most violent demise possible. ..never to return.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

🙂

Satan
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Satan

The “Man Landers” story had ME begging for death! Unfortunately, I’m immortal so there would have been no escape.

dmr
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dmr

I like Nathan’s character-the one male character who actually has, well, character. He is so genuine and kind, and takes an interest in his marriage, his job, his friends. I’ve always liked Ryan Paevey. I just didn’t care for the Nathan and Maxie pairing, because I don’t care for the character of Maxie. I find her to be extremely annoying and immature. I think after the “Ask Man Landers” debacle, he was probably begging to be let go!

Timmm
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Timmm

He wont die. Somehow I think Nina does.

Shay
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Shay

How I wish you had been correct on that assertion, Timmmbo!

Alan
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Alan

This episode left me with so many questions… ~ If Faison has always been Anna’s nemesis why has Sonny suddenly been awkwardly shoe-horned into things? (Oh, yeah — everything is about Sonny. I forgot, my bad.) ~ Why did it take lil bad-ass henchman Jason two seconds to take down Faison when Anna and Robert couldn’t get the job done in over two decades? (Oh, yeah…everything not about Sonny — which is nothing — is also about Jason. Again, my bad.) ~ Did the writers really think having Faison take Carly hostage for the space of a commercial break was… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

i was enthralled with : OK Carly looks good. WITH her mom Bobbie and brother Lucas. GOD it was a dream sequence…. SOMETHING NEW GOES ON. IE: POSTERS – take another look at that eppi… where Lucas and Bobbie are so in psynch about the baby… that these two actors HAD to – HAD to – share the scene with laura Wright… WHO , check it , could do nothing to add but prop these two alimighty connection. I LOVE Jacklyn and Ryan Carnes . he smolders. Carly is nothing more than window dressing… at least outside of her full… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The reason given as to why Dante and Nathan were in uniform was there was a protest on Charles Street earlier in the day and they were require to wear their uniform in order to beef up police presence at the rally– not sure why they put this into the story, but that was the explanation given.

Ric
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Ric

You are on spot with everything that was said

dmr
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dmr

ALAN, you speak my language on so many different levels! I am in total agreement with you! Port Charles revolves around The Dimpled Don, and apparently, nepotism is running amok at the ABC studios! Sonny and Jason once again are labeled as heroic, the PCPD and WSB-inept, and Laura Wright’s boyfriend has an integral part to play with ties to legacy characters. Don’t get me started on the insipid Lulu! I used to like Lulu. Now, I find her to be extremely irritating! If Laura has to leave Port Charles, can she take her annoying daughter with her, please?

Harry
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Harry

Alan, love your comment and agree with your every point. You too, Patrick.
And yes, we lose the grounded, but ethereal Laura, whose history is fascinating, mysterious and certainly worth investigating, but we’re left with Little Lu.
This Lulu seems unworthy to be the result of the Luke and Laura super soap romance. She’s petulant, perky and well, ordinary.
Laura’s out and Lulu stays and we never got to see what was in that letter Luke left her.

Aria
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Aria

Peter as Anna son? I’m not sure how I feel bout that, I’m mean yikes, but those flashbacks were awesome, Finola looked amazing, and no no no on killing off Nathan, that would be very sad, ok back to peter being Anna possible offspring with faison , it would surely be more dramatic and shocking but I wish Anna son was still griffin. What do they have in store for February sweeps? Faison is already shot before we are even there, unless feb sweeps starts before that, regardless I’m anxious for the outcome.

aria
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aria

the more i think about this theres no way peter can be anna and faison son, first because faison is not obsessed w/ peter, if peter was his son w/ Anna, then Faison would be so in love w/ this son, and would care less about ryan. And to think the show would go the rape route would be disturbing. I’m all for Anna having an offspring,, considering that Anna, and Robert went on the run in 92 i think? theres no reason why anna couldn’t of been pregnant but w/ Robert child, not Faison, and offspring somebody other then… Read more »

Grant Putnam
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Grant Putnam

Perhaps Faison had a child with Alex Devane and Peter (Heinrik) will be Anna’s nephew and Robin’s cousin. Don’t retconn the Anna-Fasion story into a drug rape. That’s just so wrong.

downtownla
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downtownla

Sigh. It’s like Frank and the execs at ABC live in a bubble. They are frustrated execs who seem to prefer a different genre. The more I think about it, it seem like Carlivati was actually the one soap fan. He probably was frustrated having to deal with all these boneheads. I never watched Days of our Lives before, but now that he has taken over there, I have started. You can see, this guy really knows and loves the genre. The people at ABC are trying to change the genre, but you can only change it so much before… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

So Peter is Anna’s ans Faison’s son?????????????

Helen Martines
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Helen Martines

I don’t know who else remembers but being a cop and being with Maxine is like the kids

of death. This will be the 3rd police officer she will bury. Didn’t anyone else think it would end up this way?

Helen Martines
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Helen Martines

Kiss of death not kids, stupid auto correct.

Satan
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Satan

Maxie should have stayed with Spinelli. Not a cop, so he’s not likely to end up dead…. unless the fascists at the NSA come after him for hacking.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I can’t say with certainty but I mentioned quite a while ago on another thread that it looks like Peter/Heinrich is Anna’s child. If that IS the case, for some reason she doesn’t seem to recognize him. It’s one thing to believe he’s her son; another to think she didn’t keep tabs on him all these years…unless…she didn’t realize she gave birth. Perhaps she was told she miscarried and Faison stole him which would make the most sense. And, now, Anna realized the other son must her hers…. I also enjoy Faison’s appearance. This one, though, was quite short. Budget?… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

“always” enjoy…not also

rose
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rose

Rebecca1…Sometimes there is a beauty in what I call the “lost years” in some character’s history…like Anna, Robert, Luke, Robin, Jasons, even Faison. And when it comes to the Cassadines, always seem to take place in some clinic in Europe, and recently Russia. So writers can keep re-inventing a history. So maybe Anna was impregnated without her knowledge at one time, maybe not. I would rather one long lost son be Griffin though. And another reason not to kill off characters like AJ for future years. You might want to put them into current stories again. As I have noted… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hey, Rose… Yes. I think you know I liked the Man Landers story, too. I thought it was cute and a great way to showcase Amy as well as Nathan. Prior to that little “diversion” Amy was an attempt to resurrect the Amy Vining character from years ago. Didn’t work. It was too obvious for long-time viewers and didn’t work since there was no history; to newer viewers she was just annoying. The story showed her personality beyond the busybody; a young woman who is compassionate, passionate, loving, loyal…and has a great, sharp mind! I loved her advice/marketing skills as… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Hey Rebecca1 … I always enjoy your posts! I sure hope they don’t kill off Nathan?? 🙁

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Abruzzfan!!!! Welcome back!!! 😉 I missed YOU!

Not sure if you received my recent message to you on one of your old posts? Hope so…

As for Nathan, I guess we’ll find out today (Monday) or in the next few days. I hope not, too.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m kinda “worried” and /or just wow… on Finola Hughes doing all the work and all Peter / Heinrick has to do is show a little puppy dog eye and wallah he’s taken in PER @suOOOO. we are “thinking” by having Anna… not knowing… was she raped, micky’ed, her eggs taken… the denial or not acknowledging… watching Anna realize… which is without doubt a tour de force actors dream ? and wallah it’s a reunion that fans have wanted… per my post… because of her lover DUke .. we’d swallow anything. WHY NOT ? Frank Valentini agenda , cards full,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

PS: oy

this Faison expenditure … just wow

I was already a littled miffed at how quickly it all went down . theres our mighty little Lulu… straight on headstrong… isn’t she ? with Leisl. who’s so theatrical … was just going to lay down and rest her head as the toxic gasses get her to sleep

LOL.

any way…. wham bam… will Faison seeing his sons… take any away from GH top villain? with two sons… and disregard for Britta ?

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Hey Patrick … I like your thoughts on Anna and Peter as her son?? Very intriguing …. indeed!

dmr
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dmr

Wes Ramsey’s performance is definitely empty, and does not warrant a front burner storyline with integral characters. Many on Twitter agree that he got the job because of who is girlfriend is, and that he doesn’t have the acting chops to carry out the role. Meanwhile, our veterans are sidelined and on recurring status.

alfred
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alfred

#GenieIsGH
Not watching until this is rectified.

sylvia
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sylvia

Finola is giving another amazing performance. I’m on the edge of my seat watching, waiting for the story to unfold. Longtime fans know she never had sex with Faison. Did he steal her eggs at some point? Could have happened, he’s a madman for sure. Is Peter the child Anna was pregnant with when the tanker blew up? Robert’s child? Faison would never push away any child that was his and Anna’s….

K/kay
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K/kay

What????

K/kay
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K/kay

Tristan Rogers told them where to shove it he won’t be back ! bravo TR

rebecca1
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rebecca1

good points, sylvia! I have been thinking that he was Anna’s with Faison… (see above) but I do see your point, as well. Another theory, maybe it’s the child that she was told she miscarried…hers and Duke’s? Somehow Faison got involved and stole the baby?

K/kay
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K/kay

RP has improved get out while the getting is good all he was ever used for was eye candy without a shirt ow he has a chance to show he has more to offer I did see him in two other movies and I did see he has a chance my sweetheart run do not walk to the exit door

Timmm
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Timmm

So, anyone who walked away from the show because of Genie missed a whopper! Anders is just magic! Finola is already so good BUT he and her are on another planet when they are together. His obsession and her inability to write him off comes across genuine! I have no compassion for Lulu and Muddah’s rescue. Emme is wrong as Lulu and Kathrine, a very good actress BUT should have been one and done! Also, Nathan, the actor has improved but I just dont have many feeling towards him BUT Maxie does love him and they both did a good… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Well, consider Dante’s situation…. He just found out a psychopathic terrorist abducted his wife. His police partner just got shot by the same psychopathic terrorist, and there’s not time for the police commissioner (busy at that crime scene) to assign him a new partner. Dante needs some backup, not knowing what he might run into at Windemere. Jason might be a better shot than Sonny, but he just handed his weapon over to the cops after shooting Faison. So why not let dear old dad come along for the ride? He knows what he’s doing with a gun. Dante knows… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Good point Satan!

dmr
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dmr

& Dante is a keystone cop who I’m not sure has ever cracked a case or caught a wanted criminal.

NoraE
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NoraE

But why did they have to put Dante and Nathan in uniform to have Nathan shot? I know–Charles street demonstration, but the blood on the blue and again on Maxie’s Jackie Kennedy colored coat was over-soaping. And has anyone asked about poor Officer Roger’s? I guess he’s okay, since Finn was also knocked out, but jumped up and performed surgery and the guy who conked him. Aaand now my head hurts.

With all the actor’s comings and goings of late, I think the writers are as lost as last year’s Easter egg.

Satan
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Satan

Dante & Nathan in uniform was a silly plot point, but I doubt it would have made a difference in Nathan getting shot. Faison probably would have shot anybody walking off the elevator at that moment. Ironically, the only thing that might have prevented the shooting would be if Maxie had managed to blurt out “this is your son!!” before Faison could pull the trigger. As much of a bastard as Faison is, he most likely wouldn’t have knowingly shot his son. Oh sure, Petey is probably his other son, and he shot him… but Faison has been doing this… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

The writers might have been conked on the head!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

The episode had high-charged drama. Can’t wait to see it pick up today after being off all weekend.

Jake
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Jake

Can’t offer Genie Francis air time but Laura Wrights
Bf goes on contract. No Genie, barely any Nwd
Or Monica, Dillion is gone but it’s all good b/c
Steve Burton is back eating up payroll and Laura Wrights
Got her her man close so she can keep
An eye on him. Way to go GH

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I think Anna’s sister is Peter’s mom. GH is starting to run low on villains – perhaps Helena is on ice on Cassadine Island. Tune in tomorrow . . .

Tim
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Tim

Under Frank V term at GH there have been some good characters created but are filled with lacklustre talent. Faison’s other son could carry on his legacy of diabolical madness and fixate on Anna.But no the role goes to a talentless former Guiding Light castoff.

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The writers are missing so many beats that relate to Faison in GH history…

Faison has terrorized Felicia on multiple occasions. Maxie (or Felicia) should have mentioned this.

Faison held Lucky captive for over a year, making everyone think Lucky died in a fire. This should be Lulu’s motivation in bringing him to justice. A missed opportunity to see Genie Francis do another Angry Laura scene.

And yes, Tristan Rogers and Jack Wagner won’t appear, but having Robert and Frisco send cautionary warnings to current PC residents could be included.

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Kirsten Storms : GO … & watch this past Friday and Mondays eppis’ Maxie has graduated to a maturity level I am so impressed with your screen time… the whole shebang save for the trying dialogue … and production value, from Frank and Shelley I don’t know.. yeah, per Steve .. it was a little short of pill box hat… your not in Dallas girl. any way. was it the lighting… KEEP the weight on…. your hair and make up. it all came together… it was riveting to watch “you” outside of the ditz airhead. that’s tiring. where you can… Read more »

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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