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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lulu Is Served Divorce Papers From Dante

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On Friday’s episode of General Hospital. Lulu (Emme Rylan) was in for a shocker when she was served divorce papers while hanging out at Aiden’s birthday party.  Prior to receiving the divorce papers, Lulu and daughter, Charlotte had been lamenting about Dante.

Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez) asked Lulu when Dante is coming back?  She says she misses him and being a family together, and Lulu sadly agreed she missed him too.  When a stunned Lulu is served the papers, she tells her mother, Laura (Genie Francis) what they are.

So, what is going on here? We know that Peter (Wes Ramsey) got shot in the shoulder by Dante on his visit with Maxie (Kirsten Storms) to Ithaca to see him to hopefully bring him home to Lulu which backfired.

Since Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is not on the canvas as a series regular at this point, it would appear that GH is looking for a way to free up the character of Lulu for  now. But as we know on GH things may not be as they appear.  Did Dante really have those papers drawn up, or is this some manipulation from someone else?

When viewers last saw Dante he was leaving Port Charles to be deprogrammed after suffering severe PTSD from his time in Turkey.  In addition, viewers recently saw a potential new man in Lulu’s life arrive on the scene when former OLTL alum, Mark Lawson appeared as Dustin Phillips.

After yesterday’s episode aired, Zamprogna tweeted in response to the storyline twist, while having some fun about his former co-star Emme Rylan: “She’s gonna be damn heart broken! For at least 5 mins! Then she’s gonna knit something. Hopefully some underwear for Dante.”

So, are you upset that Lulu was served with divorce papers . … or are you glad and want the character to move on in her romantic life? Comment below.

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Joe
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Joe

It’s about time they move this forward. I hope Mark Lawson becomes a regular and later turns out to be Brody.

Birdergirl
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Birdergirl

Who is Brody?

Joe
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Joe

Brody Lovett from One Life To Live. That’s who Mark Lawson played.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Come back, Dante!!! Lulu and the fans need you!!!

Phil
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Phil

If Dominic isn’t coming back they should just recast the role with Jeff Branson!

Celia
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Celia

I love Jeff, Phil….but, two little people such as Sonny and Olivia could never produce someone who’s about 6’2″ tall. LOL….
However, if that were to happen, Emme is about my height and size—Jeff is a bit shorter than my husband—-yeah, the discrepancy in height is not so bad. LOL.
However, I want to ‘reserve’ Jeff for Y&R—he and Michelle Stafford created a lot of steam—-never have I seen two actors be so in sync as ‘paramours’.

Phyllis
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Phyllis

Who ?

Caleb
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Caleb

Yes. Glad that they are removing him this way rather than killing the character off.

Steve
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Steve

Since they didn’t really write for Dante DZ’s last two years on the show, this is an acceptable plot. I’d say the character would return eventually, but he’s likely to join the Jeff Webber/Frisco Jones/Lucky Spencer deadbeat dad club should he ever get through the PTSD.

Mike
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Mike

I don’t like any of the mob BS of GH. Never have been a fan of Sonny or the murderer Jason Morgan (Quartermaine). But also not a Dante- Lulu marriage fan.

DMRR
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DMRR

I loved Jason Quartermaine, myself. “The Enforcer,” not so much. One note character.

Peggy Bewley
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Peggy Bewley

Then why do you watch??

Celia
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Celia

Agreed❤️

Davy
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Davy

I just want the Lulu character to move away. Far far away.

DMRR
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DMRR

YES!

Mary
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Mary

I disagree

Celia
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Celia

The problem with Lulu( at least for me) is that she sparks no pity ….no matter how emotional she gets, I can’t seem to respond to her ‘hurt’ feelings. Au contraire, Davy, I hurt watching her. Bad acting!!

Linda
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Linda

I’m glad she’s moving on.. Everyone loves her character.
Also, can you please give Michael his baby, you dragged the stupid story line on for a year, it’s sick…and please, please, please stop talking about Oscar and wimpy weird Kim, it’s driving me nuts.. These are the story lines that everyone hates!! Trust me!!

Colin
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Colin

Its time for Lulu to move on. Mark Lawson and her had awesome chemistry! If not him…someone else. Her and Chase have a certain chemistry. And…just a question? Why does everyone in Port Charles get shot in the shoulder with no damage? Do these shooters aim for the shoulder?? Jason and Sonny have been shot 27 times each, several in the shoulder. Shootings have long since lost their dramatic impact on soaps…but especially when they are shoulder wounds! And what kind of gunshot requires NO surgery whatsoever? Not even a stitch?

Satan
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Satan

Actually the REAL questions here are:

1) Why would Dante – who is supposedly admitted to this high security WSB facility for PTSD & other associated mental issues – be allowed to have a gun on him while he was in treatment?

2) Since he DID have a gun, shouldn’t his aim have been better? A trained WSB agent (and former police detective) should have been able to shoot Whiny Heiny and make it count.

Celia
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Celia

I hope so, Colin. I am a fan of Emme, but her emulating a grieving, shunned wife is not credible to me. I do not feel her. Too much time has gone by since Dante left—-
But, I do agree with you about Lulu and Mark….there’s something there. Mark is awesome; so the PTB should go this direction.
We need a new storyline for Lulu—without a tangible plot, I see no use for her, at this point.

Rodd
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Rodd

No. If Dominic isn’t coming back, the character of Lulu needs to move on. Dante was such a decent character I can only imagine it was difficult to find a way to write him out without killing him off. Still, it’s sad all the way around.

Peg
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Peg

I’m so SICK of good strong couples getting ripped apart. There’s ENOUGH BAD stuff on soaps and in the world. I WISH they’d go back to how it used to be Alice and Tom Horton on days and Edward and Lila Courtermain on GENERAL HOSPITAL !!!!!!!! NOW THOSE WERE SOME GREAT LOVE STORIES IN THE AFTERNOON❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Satan
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Satan

Well, to be fair, it’s not like Edward & Lila had the “ideal” marriage either. If they did, there would be no Jimmy Lee Holt, or the Ward branch of the Quartermaine family tree.

Ashley
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Ashley

I’m a Lante fan and I think its time for Lulu to move on. She can’t just wait forever for him to come back. I would love to see her go on a date with Dustin again. I love Lulu and I want to see her happy again. Please give Lulu the happiness she deserves.

Joanne M Evans
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Joanne M Evans

Sad about dante but if hes that dangerous maybe lulu needs to move on? Idk.

Olivia
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Olivia

Don’t kill Dante off bring him back at some point.
Kill off Shillo enough is enough

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’m really not invested in the character of Lulu like I used to be, and I think that has a lot to do with Emme Rylan’s portrayal. She’s a good actress, and was great on Y&R as Abby, but she seems miscast in this role. I would have rather seen her join the show as Serena Baldwin. Julie Berman will always be Lulu to me, and I wish she’d return. As for the storyline, it’s a shame that Dom Z doesn’t want to return full time because writing Dante off the way they did is a huge disservice to his… Read more »

su000
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su000

Lulu has been insignificant for quite a while…
What does she do outside of her being annoying with Maxie.. that reporter thing she has going is stupid.
She should have left with Dante, into the sunset somewhere.. that would have been a happy ending for both.

Davy
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Davy

Totally agree!

Mary
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Mary

Glad Dante is finally freeing himself from Lulu. He never should of been with her in the first place, he always deserved better than her. Now if Dante comes back, even as a recast0 give him a good woman to be with this time. One worthy of him.

Laurie
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Laurie

Let her move on with a shocking twist with Valentin.

Caren
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Caren

Buh Bye! Bye Bye Bye! Adios! See Ya Later! U get the idea

Connie Muniz
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Connie Muniz

It’s time for Lulu to be able to move on. Dante will be missed though

Shawna M Locke
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Shawna M Locke

I think tom from guiding light should be a good dante or a even a different character and be a good match together with lulu

Nancy
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Nancy

I don’t want Lulu and Dante b t being to get there they make a nice couple

Terri
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Terri

Yes!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Lulu will turn to Peter for comfort…Maxie will find them in bed together…Dante is locked away somewhere with Frisco and Jeff in Never-Return-Land…

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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