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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lulu and Dante Learn The Truth! Nik Admonishes Liz! Dr. O Takes Baby Ben!

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Now that’s some party at Wyndemere!  As usual and as hoped, the engagement party shindig for Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and Britt (Kelly Theibaud) completely became unhinged on yesterday’s episode of General Hospital!

Armed with the truth, Lulu (Emme Rylan) goes ballistic and demands in front of all the guests that Britt give her back her son, Ben! After everyone thinks Lulu has lost her marbles for a second, Brad (Parry Chen), Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) and Britt start looking mighty guilty.

Cue Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) to walk in to the room with the letter of admission that Britt wrote detailing the entire despicable details of how Dr. Obrecht and Britt conspired together to get Britt pregnant, only she was carrying Lulu and Dante’s (Dominic Zamprogna) child, not hers and Dante as she led everyone to believe!

Nikolas goes off the rails and admonishes Elizabeth quite harshly! Elizabeth is stunned when Nikolas kicks her out of Wyndemere!  A shocked Liz leaves with Ric (Rick Hearst), who did forewarn her that if she barged into the party with this news it could backfire on her! 

Dante in a heartbreaking moment beautifully played by Dominic Zamprogna lays into Britt for her deception and all the pain she caused Lulu and their marriage.  When Britt breaks down and finally admits the truth, that Lulu is Ben’s mother, she begins to scream out when Dante and Lulu leave the room to go get their son!  Nikolas holds on to Britt! Is he going to still stay with her after all of this?

Meanwhile, earlier Dr. O had gone upstairs to see Ben and said out loud that she would take care of everything from here.  So, when Dante and Lulu get to Ben’ crib, guess what?  He is MIA!

So, what did you think of the big reveal?  Did it live up to your expectations? Where do you think Dr. O took Ben?  What did you think of the performances of the key players?  Weigh-in below!

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dmr
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dmr

I saw part of the reveal while home for lunch. I just want this ridiculous storyline to be over. As I watched Liz read the letter, I thought of how the actors must feel having to play out this dumb storyline. It’s just gone on for too long, beginning when Maxie lost Dante and Lulu’s baby and got impregnated by Spin that same night. It’s absurd. Please let this be over and let Dante and Lulu take Ben back home without him being kidnapped. I do love Alexis and Julian. Love Alexis! Happy she is getting more air-time and a… Read more »

Jamie
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Jamie

OMG, I thought that same thing. The scenes where Lulu is acting like a lunatic and fails to mention the whole “letter”, was so over the top, STUPID to me. Worst writing I have seen on that show in a while. Oh and she just HAPPENED to forget the most important thing…the letter that proves she is Ben’s mom. So so so stupid. I wish just once that soaps would try NOT to be predictable and shock us by having the characters NOT be stupid And I hate the Luke storyline. If this is yet another person with a face… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

High school at it’s best! Now for the question about Luke if TG gets his 1.5 million salary it is a fake Luke if not it is the real deal Luke and his swan song. This is how it works folks enjoy this circus of a show!

dmr
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dmr

It doesn’t help that I am not a big fan of the recast Lulu. Nothing against the actress. Have never been a fan of Dante’s. Keystone cop in my opinion, with an ego. Not sure he’s ever solved a case. But, what can ya do? It’s my guilty pleasure. I do miss “cliffhanger” Fridays. Now, you just know where the lagging storylines are headed. The fake “Luke” is a total waste of air-time and Tony Geary’s amazing talents. Hope he was just drugged, not wearing another dumb mask. The masks top the most ridiculous plot twists of all time!

DANIELLE
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DANIELLE

I so agree with the luke storyline. where did he have access to get the barrett company and now he is backing Julian, I liked it better when they were making Rick Julians partner. And if it is a mask on Luke it could be Faison, remember they never showed his body when Anna and Robert killed him.

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

Lulu has had some past mental issues and her upset over the baby is understandable so i can see why she acted the way she did when confronting Britt…the director and actress could have done a better job but still i can understand her being somewhat hysterical..Lulu needs some visits with Dr.Kevin Collins…is Luke Jerry, Victor or somehow the Balkin back from the dead…i hope its Lukes lookalike cousin Bill like some suggested…the mask stories were ok in the begining but now its over done!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

which just goes to prove…. I hope… that writing impacts the actors choices… !!!! just when i think… Emme Rylan… is turning the corner… and it’s OK.. to say… Lulu and Dante are ON! the writing throws us a curve ball… and it’s in disbelief.. that the characters are acting out drivel… due to “the’ writing just when i’m ready to say… emme rylan… “is” lulu.. and this couple are back it’s all a mish mash… convulated… read between the lines.. it’s all their.. but isn’t a cohesive mix… geling… betwixt the actors and writing now, i’m left wondering.. what… Read more »

GH50
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GH50

Ridiculous, Dumb. For sure. When Lulu was ranting like a lunatic and said it’s not outrageous to think Britt took the embryos and that Brad was untrustworthy, I nearly threw my remote. They have these characters ignore these two obvious points for weeks to get this story to the engagement party, using the characters stupidity to advance the plot, and then they have the character point out all the lazy holes to the audience. It’s so insulting.

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

Will Dr.O fire Liz from the hospital…Liz and Lulu are the monsters here…Ben belongs with mutter Britt…hope grandmutter keeps Ben from Dante and Lulu by saying Britts own eggs were switched with Lulus and Britt is really Bens mutter…send Lulu to crazy farm and skinny pale face Liz to a tanning booth and to a buffet table…viewers need to realize Liz and Lulu are the villains here and Dr.O and Britt are the shows heros. Ok, so i jumped the gun…its not April Fools day yet so i hope you dont take me seriously but i could be serious…what i… Read more »

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

I guess Nik forgot to invite grandma Leslie to the party?

Tsuds
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Tsuds

She was out of the country with Laura .. someone asked about her.. .

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I was hoping Victor was Nina and Nathan’s father too! It would make total sense, since Nina was being held at the same facility Victor brought Robin to. I do hope Madeline has some other connection to the canvas though, Monica’s sister would be interesting, because then she can try to go after the Q fortune! I really hope they aren’t doing another ridiculous mask story though, it would be a much more powerful and true-to-history story if this Luke was really Bill Eckert back from the dead instead of someone in a mask. That’s been done twice already, Faison… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

@jmh at least you can film RH from the back side and not be looking at the Atlantic Ocean. She is in great shape mother of three kids major bread winner etc who has time for a cheeseburger and a tan?

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

Could Luke be The Balkin???

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

Suzanne killed him…slit his throat…maybe son of the Balkon?

Rodd
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Rodd

WOW! What powerful scenes! I especially felt Dominic’s pain as Dante. He delivered beautifully. All of the actors did, really. Kudos to all. I can’t wait to see how this develops.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I hope this role will bring out the feistiness in LULU that we have been missing since Julie M Berman left. I like Emme but she needs to pull some inspiration from her Daddy Luke in these scenes. Emme is playing it a bot safe, and a bit too sweet for me…. this is the perfect storyline for you to bring back your chops!! 🙂

Also this Luke story is beyond weird. Please no more masks…

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Also this Luke story is beyond weird. Please no more masks…”

Anthony Geary’ Luke/Bill – whatever ?!?!

geez! LOL… he does seem a little long in the tooth… old to the gills…. Tracy’s “whole enchildada” is …. rearing more than he should

it just smacks of all a gimmick that AG be given story… they think he can still load…. fire and squirt

Oye!

Tracy wanders the manse… and everywhere else….. have you seen Luke

OK

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I liked Emme Rylan on Y&R as Abby more than I like her as Lulu, and you’re right about the mask story, if this is what it turns out to be, I’ll be pissed, because enough is enough with these masks already!

This Luke should turn out to be Bill Eckert, not a villain in another one of those stupid, unbelievable masks. Next thing you know, everyone on the canvas will be tearing off masks from their faces and will be revealed as someone else!

Nick D.
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Nick D.

lol – only on GH 😀

DANIELLE
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DANIELLE

I agree about Lulu she is to mousey for me. if that was the old Lulu (Julie) their would of been a lot of spit fire in the scenes. I also am so done with the mask scenes.

Beth CP
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Beth CP

Agree with you, Danielle.

Max
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Max

If I didn’t Love NiK before I am loving him now. That was a great scene. Loved him getting on Elizabeth about throwing stones. That was heartbreaking when Nik was holding Brit back while she was screaming for Ben. Of course Emmy that goes with out saying. Followed her from Lizzie, to Abbie, to Lulu.

aria
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aria

i loved that Liz got to be the one to tell Lulu the awesome news, it was great seeing Rebecca finally in the forefront of a major story line. everyone was great, it was so good that i actually felt like a guest in the party, you know the one who is there when everything goes down, and you can’t move or say anything because your shock at what is going down, i felt uncomfortable for the main players, thats how real it felt, and when nicolas lash out at liz, i hated it, but i understood where he was… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

ditto! Hope the baby kidnapping from Dr. O doesn’t drag out now ….

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

It was awesome…Emme…Dom…Becky…Kelly & Tyler did an excellent job.

k/kay
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k/kay

All I was thinking because I did watch it was after it was over I was glad it was over!!!! First of all if JB was still playing the part of Lulu she would have come in taken the baby out of Britt’s arms then knocked her on her butt and then dared her to get up off the floor. Where is the spunky Lulu Spencer? ER is playing her as a spoiled little rich helpless brat. Someone please step in and correct this or recast or better yet show the couple the exit door.

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

You do know i was just joking around about RH(Liz)…im actually more pale than she is!!! lol

k/kay
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k/kay

@ Yes I did I was just bragging on my girl Liz/RH she also usually sews her own dresses for the emmy awards. I am in awe of her to be honest how does that little spit of a thing do all that she does?

Tim
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Tim

I thought the writing on the reveal was a bit sloppy. Why didnt Elizabeth join the others right away? Why leave Ben alone with the evil Dr. Obrecht? Lulu needed to slap Brit. Dante was weak. Nicholas though, he hit it out of the park. I like how he attacked Liz. He did a wonderful acting job there.

Toby
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Toby

It was a moment I’ve been waiting for over a year! This storyline is long overdue to end and move on to something else. I’ve hated it since the beginning. I felt it was an insult to those suffering from infertility. Especially in the way, they had Maxie miscarry and then get impregnated on the same night. I am still unhappy with how they have made Lulu barren (which I do not believe, but that is a different story and argument). I am happy the truth is out and hoping this signals the end to Brit and Dr O. Two… Read more »

Max
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Max

I, too, hope this is the end of Dr. O and Britt on the show. O’s being chief of staff is proposterous and really negated any ethics or standards GH as a hospital is supposed to have. Dr. Steve must be turning in his grave over what’s become of his hosp. Britt’s been a boring witch ever since she came on the show. If what they did to the embryo doesn’t get them both fired, the show’s definitely entered the land of the ridiculous. Dominic’s acting yesterday was very moving at times, great job. I still miss the old Lulu,… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Never mind fired– what they did was illegal they both should be in prison — but they won’t — don’t know how the writers will get around that technicality but they will. It would be refreshing on a soap if someone actually had to pay the consequences for their actions– would love to see Britt and her mother sharing a cell together.

Vickg4767
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Vickg4767

Fabulous!! Love the writing and the acting is Superb!! Go GH!!

Red
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Red

Sorry but the whole thing was overdone and underwhelming. Emme’s performance was simply awful and unconvincing; Obrect taking the kid was predictable and uninspiring. We don’t want to see this plot any longer; it’s tired. The only thing that came out of it is that the actress playing Britt has really grown and has turned in some great performances. I felt more pity and concern for her character than I did for Lulu and it has everything to do with the differences in acting skills between the two actresses and the fact that Carlivati’s version of Lulu is not working.… Read more »

Rcraig
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Rcraig

LOVED IT! Finally the truth is out. All I can say is that if I was lulu I would have marched in there tear the baby out of Brits arms, given him to Dante and then beat the snot out of Britt. Let’s get this done with and move on. Felt bad for Liz. But that’s what happens to the bearer of bad news. Kudos to all the actors for an outstanding delivery.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I pray this is the end of this series of babynapping/baby switching/dubious parentage storylines for a while. Please?

Beth CP
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Beth CP

Ditto.

Shay
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Shay

I would totally agree with you, except for the fact that we still have one more “gestation in progress”…..the insufferable Soppy’s! While I would be perfectly content to just forget about her and let her disappear (it has been heaven not having to deal with her usual blathering as of late) you just know that she will be back sooner rather than later, probably big as a house by then, and full of excitement over the arrival Patrick’s “supposed” offspring. It would be a real blessing if the “soapgods” made this latest bambino be courtesy of Carlos and his drunken… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Nicholas was mean to Liz!! Good performance but he was mean!

desskyent
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desskyent

I did not like how the writers put Liz out to be the bad person.She would not have told Rick first, she would NOT HAVE LEFT THE BABY WITH Dr.O.. It has gone on for a year and a half…I just think all the scrip’s are written in circles, and dragged out to no end.. Isn’t this how OLTL went off the air? Hmmm

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It was a bit over done for my tastes— the only part I really liked was Nickolas telling off Liz— she finally got what she deserved for being such a busybody. Like Nickolas said she could have done it in private. Also thought Lulu running in and screaming at Britt to give her baby back was unnecessary. She could have just told Dante about the letter and shown him the proof first, but instead they made her scream and babble on for half the show causing the actress to over act the scene before getting to the point.

su0000
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su0000

That was good old fashioned soap writing..
it is how great soaps are written, from day one..

(if she told it in private there would have been no high drama 🙂

Bravo RC & writers, director, and prestige acting!!
( it was like an Agatha Christie moment..

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It could have been written many ways and been just as compelling without all high melodrama. Nickolas could have found the note, not Liz and he could have confronted Britt alone– that would have been as good. Nickolas could have force Britt to bring the baby to Dante and Lulu and confess the truth to them and that scene would have been just as dramatic. And sorry I have watched soaps since the sixties and seen lots of reveals, this one was sloppy and poorly written– and the actress playing Lulu because RC wanted to wait for Liz to bring… Read more »

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

I liked the episode but also having watch soaps since the 60s, a more subtle approach would have been better and maybe more enjoyable had it turn out the way you suggested…i now wish little Spenser had found the note and gave it to his father!!!

su0000
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su0000

luv it!
Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) gave a powerful performance!! riveting!
ALL the actors were outstanding!
GH has the best stories and actors!

((Now, that was a soap at its’ very best!!))

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

I am really, really tired of Dr. Obrecht. Villains should only be taken in small doses and she has already shoved herself down our throats enough to choke every viewer for the rest of the year. ENOUGH OF THE BROAD.

I found the Nik-Britt scenes to be exceptionally well done and believable. Didn’t believe a second of Dr. O’s scene with Dante and Lulu.

Sure hope Rick is going to turn out to be a guy good for a change. We already have enough trashy men on the show.

Omar
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Omar

I SO agree with you..I am really tired of the recent villians, especially Heather Webber and Dr. Obrecht, over and over getting away with their crimes and being recycle in one way or the other..AND I love both these actresses, they are A1, BUT COME Mr. Carlivati, lets gets some fresh ideas on this show. Lets have these characters pay for their crimes and make it less cartoonish. Tyler C. gave an awesome performance and needs to be recognize for his work! I have to say and some will disagree but the actress that plays Lulu, is and has been… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

I thought the whole group did a fabulous job!!! Emme gets so much criticism here… so I have to say I thought she did a great job with a difficult group of scenes. Is she as talented as JMB… maybe not yet but she is getting her stride with this character and if Lulu is written well and the story is good… I think Emme will continue to get better and better! Dom and Tyler were beyond words fabulous!!! Jane was her usual superb self!!! Kathleen was great and I have to say as much as I really don’t like… Read more »

Shari
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Shari

I loved it! The acting was amazing all around. I thought Nik’s reaction to Liz was a great moment. He said a lot of things that had to be said but it was clear that he was also angry at himself and the fact that he was once again, taken by a woman with which he was ready to share his entire world. Dominic Z was amazing and I actually felt some chemistry between he and Emme. When they turned ti each other and had a moment of realization that they have a child together, was beautiful. I still feel… Read more »

Sharonda
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Sharonda

Maxie was going to give them Connie and had not Brad said anything they would still have her. Maxi messed up and should have told her “best friend” the truth. But I think Lulu was more hurt and out of her mind with filing for custody- yet, her and Dante should have sued Maxi for committing fraud in a civil court, and sought criminal charges against Britt and monetary damages from GH. When is GH going to pay for all the screw up that have taken place within that hospital, e.i Siobhan’s 1st death attempt from Liz when she gave… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

Love this whole storyline at Wyndemere. I hope Britt wins and Lulu goes to the looney bin without her baby. I’m rooting for Nik and Britt (not Lizard). Wonder if it will come out that Britt really is the baby–there’s been no paternity test for her yet–Dr. O could have done a switcheroo!!

Jan
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Jan

Love/Love/Love Lulu’s black and white
Dress today (3-2614)… Where can I
find that Georgeous Dress?? Help help

Dorothy Zsamba
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Dorothy Zsamba

BRAVO!!! All characters are awesome. I love GH.

Fanny
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Fanny

Dante’s scene defending lulu was so touching. Julian & Alexis are combustible, not getting enough air time. Nick’s pain was palpable…Dr.O is great !!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Few things: I was disappointed in the party itself; gone is the extravaganza! I remember the old Wyndemere (sp?) balls…and Katherine and Stefan’s party…so I thought this would be more elaborate….at least have some music/dancing! It was quite pared down for a Cassadine event. And I HATE seeing so many unfamilair faces/extras at these group events ie the Nurses Ball filled a lot of the room with extras. Would rather have seen Patrick, Lucy, Felicia and Mac (who apparently are so enthralled with each other’s company they never leave the house to be seen). And yes I understand it’s all… Read more »

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

I wish Leslie couldve at least been there…some music and dancing wouldve been nice…Spenser shouldve found the letter and gave it to his father, saying it had fallen out of Liz’s purse then Nik could have still confronted her…and i agree Lulu shouldve defended Liz!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

doesn’t make sense to not have music/dancing…I bet a local unknown band would paly for free just for the TV exposure! and yes, they could have sprung a few extra bucks to at least have Leslie. good idea if Spencer…had been in the possession of the letter. or if Nic had found out that Spencer had crushed Cameron’s card…and picked it up to set Spencer straight…maybe telling him to fight fair and go back and give Cameron his card only to find out there was something written on it. But…then we wouldn’t have Liz in the center where I think… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

play not paly!

Kay
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Kay

Loved this episode for lots of reasons.

Question? Can anyone tell me how you can find out the designer for Carley’s dress worn in today’s episode. I absolutely loved this.

Rob
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Rob

PLEASE send Dr. O and Britt packing, there is no redeeming anyone here.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

part of the fun of soaps are the “evil doers.” why single them out? are any of most of the other characters…lying, scheming, cheating, murdering, raping…redeemable?

no one is redeemable on soaps.

Shay
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Shay

Nobody is more unredeemable than that murder machine on stilettos, Ava, and yet she is still perfectly free to roam on her endlessly gleeful killing spree. Both Julian and his sister make me physically ill….I am not one bit entertained or amused by their smarmy antics, and the only thing that has made their “story” bearable are the sideline characters that have been scattered throughout their saga, not to mention the newly added wrinkle of the mysterious “Luke-a-Like” in charge of the entire scheme. As for Dr. O. and Britta, I find them to be highly amusing since their villainy… Read more »

Gloria E
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Gloria E

Emme Rylan was a little over the top for me..but I thought the Nik, Dante, Britt scenes were great..I was soooo glad Nik reamed Liz..Liz is a hypocrite..I kinda hope Nik forgives Britt..I like her.. But for this episode the Alexis/Julian scenes were absolutely hot !!!!! those two have the most chemistry that I have seen in a soap couple since Kendall & Zach in AMC..maybe more..I think I could kinda like Liz though if she was with Rick..

GRANTLOVER!!
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GRANTLOVER!!

GH is getting more stupid everyday. The only reason I still watch is Alexis & Julian are hot as hell together. Go back to the drawing board and get a real storyline going here and stop bringing in more characters that don’t mean crap to the show.

rachie
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rachie

I agree about alexis and Julian and wish he would turn out to be not so bad I love him.

rachie
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rachie

I thought nick was excellent. Other than than would it hurt the writers to actually make something believable? The whole letting Dr. O leave the room not once but twice with the baby come on as a mother myself we all know if we went through what lulu did no one would make it out of the room with that baby I would have torn anyone apart that tried. Why are they making all the cops such a joke and wimpy gossiping mobsters please get on with it. maybe the writers need to watch a little more of their own… Read more »

Crystal
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Crystal

I think dr.o and britt needs to be taken down and dante and lulu needs to get their baby back.. and britt and dr o. And brad needs to lose their jobs.. this is getting ridiculous and very old fast. I feel like they keep doing the same thing over and over again. The same story line. Im honestly getting sick of it. I really am enjoying gh but all this business with dr. O stealing ben again!!! I feel like i have seen this information before.. dante and lulu need their baby and then move on.. they have plenty… Read more »

smoochie
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smoochie

I’ve wanted the embryo/baby-stealing surrogate stories to end soon after Maxie found herself preggers( a la soap- style guaranteed egg- fertilization- after one roll in hay) with shoot-no-blanks Spin’s baby.I’ve suffered through bad writing, that keeps getting worse. (where is the writer/team of early Cartini GH take-over days when I was thrilled with months of character driven plot and quick reveals? Being held captive in the catacombs or one of several local GH asylums? Wrap this up already. Get that baby to its rightful parents and get rid of Obrecht and Britta. Soo frustrating 1- to not believe her best… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t think Nicolas/Tyler is any different; I just think that there is no one left but Liz that he’s connected to! Lucky is gone…Laura is gone…Stefan is gone…Helena, even though he hates her, hasn’t been on the canvas as she’s on freeze…He’s very close with Alexis but they barely have scenes together. So I’m thinking that the disconnect you feel is just that…maybe if he hooks back up with Liz and/or he and Alexis have more scenes, etc you’ll feel differently. The days of family and friends seem to be gone from GH. Bobby used to house borders…people were… Read more »

Kaffe
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Kaffe

Tyler C. was excellent in this storyline….I enjoyed the conversation he had with his cousin Sam, but he shouldn’t be mad with Lizzy..I Think he should say he was sorry
But the show that was on was good!

Vicki Gretzky
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Vicki Gretzky

if taking the embryo is not illegal, then it is britts baby. lulu is a nut case. i would not let her babysit my puppy let alone give her custody of a baby that a smart doctor carried for 9 months. britts lawyer should win this one in court easily.

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On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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