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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Maura West Delivers Yet Another Knockout Performance … And Ava Learns She Is Dying!

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On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Daytime Emmy winner Maura West (Ava) once again reminded us all while she is at the top of her game at all times in this genre.

After the wake in her honor, Ava reveals herself to her mother Delia (Ilene Kristen) that she is alive, but then Silas (Michael Easton) and Delia have to convince her that she has to go back into hiding and leave her daughter Avery behind.   This is too much to bear for Ava, who has spent virtually no time with her baby since she was born and taken from her by Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford) and Madeline Reeves (Donna Mills).  Every time she gets close to some mom time with her little girl, something comes between them.

Meanwhile back in Port Charles, Michael (Chad Duell) was awarded custody of Avery and went to Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) to get her, but Sonny called Morgan (Bryan Craig) who was at the wake and informed him to take the baby to his island, because Michael was granted custody!

After Ava returns to her secret hospital room in New York with Silas, she breaks down from being separated from her daughters, and when it comes to baby Avery, Ava just falls apart and laments to Silas:  “I have been without my baby since the day she was born.  I have spent only a handful of hours with her during her entire life.  I need to be with her.  I didn’t just risk everything on a whim.  I feel this ache of her absence in my soul.  And I can’t keep this up, and if I don’t get the baby back I am going to break.”    It was another powerful performance by Maura West, but the drama did not end there!

As the scene picks back up, Ava  says to Silas, “I am Ava Jerome.  I come out ahead. You said it in your eulogy, I beat the odds. There is something I can do to save myself.  Why can’t I think of a way out?”   To which Silas lower the boom by relating to Ava there is nothing she can do, because she is  dying! Ava is shocked, and GH fades to black until Monday’s episode!

Watch the moment where Ava learns she is dying below! Then weigh-in:  What did you think of Maura’s performance? Were you surprised to learn that Ava is dying?  Who do you think at this point in time should custody of baby Avery?  Share your thoughts below!

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Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I liked the fact they put little make up on her other than for the camera. I have seen so many hospital scenes where the woman is made up like she is going out on the town instead of being ill, so kudos for keeping it real. As for the character dying— I sincerely doubt it, unless they are planning of getting rid of her, and I haven’t heard that is going to happen. This twist is to keep her in Silas’s orbit– he will have to take care of her and treat her illness in secret–until he discovers a miracle cure or something. This will cause them to bond and fall back into love. Anyway that is my guess but with GH you never know.

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

Maura is not going anywhere and if Ava died GH would bring her back…maybe Silas is just saying that and this is a way from keeping her going back to prison?

Maggie
Maggie

I agree I have watched GH from day one and she is one of the very very best actors that has ever graced the screen. They need to keep her.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well, we both might be right. She might be really sick, turns herself in and then gets off on compassionate grounds. Silas works night and day to find a cure, they fall back in love, and just when she about to breathe her last he finds the miracle cure. So with this one twist Ron’s gets Ava out of prison, alive to be reunited with Avery and paired off with Silas with tons of hankie moments to pad GH’s Emmy reel next year. Yep that sounds about right.

Lew S
Lew S

They would be nuts to let her go!

CeeCee
CeeCee

What if Ava has had one of those chips implanted in her head and Her X-rays show a mass in her brain? Silas mistakes this mass as a brain tumor and death is his diagnosis.
This scenario would kill two birds with one “chip”……exculpate her for murdering Connie, and the removal of the chip will cure whatever ails her.

CAROL
CAROL

I agree I think he is trying to delay her from doing anything stupid.. sooo he fibbed a little bit..well at least she is back in the hosp.

pam
pam

I hope you are all right. Why would they save Ava against ALL odds just to have her dying of some illness. If she was to be written off, it should of happened when she was shot & fell into the freezing river over the bridge railing. Then we find out that she was shot in the shoulder. It would be impossible to survive her injuries being weak & with the frigid temperatures. I agree that Silas maybe saying this to save Ava from being on the run. He also knows she is still too weak. Maura is an excellent actress & her character has softened. Save Ava!!

KM
KM

I totally agree Jimh and knowing RC’s writing from both GH and OLTL I wouldn’t be at all surprised if ME and MW’s next scene begins with “You’re dying…at least that’s what we’ll SAY to get you out of jail and with your child.”

In spite of what I think is another RC “fooled ya” fake death, I do have to join Mary SF and others giving Maura West props for shining in her scenes and also for being gutsy enough to play the scenes with minimal makeup if any.

This is what an injured or sick person really looks like without the makeup so that part is very believable.

Ava actually being killed off? Not so much.

Uncle Ray
Uncle Ray

Maura West is GH’s new must see character. She’s simply amazing and the idiots at Y&R who killed her off just show how stupid they really are. Her work on ATWT was outstanding. CBS blew it big time. She’s just another reason why GH has the best group of actors on daytime.

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

Mary…your reply sounds good to me…now its up to tptb!!!

Shay
Shay

@jimh….Thank you for the “Ryan”s Hope” clarifications….I knew you would be the man with the answers! I enjoyed bits and pieces of the soap in its latter years, most particularly Ryan Fenelli and Rick Hyde (the yummy Grant Show!) but never followed the show religiously enough to know its many details. It just seemed to me that Maeve was always singing that song….like on St. Paddy’s Day…I caught one of her performances then, and even though I was in school when the series ended, I seemed to recall reading that was it featured in the scene which closed the final episode. As for the bar itself, didn’t I also read somewhere that it is actually an old OLTL set? And while I agree that it would have been cool to see some of the other cast members besides Delia, I should think that many of them are of retirement age or even more sadly, deceased. (Like the beautiful and classy Nancy Addison who played Jillian. I loved her and was glad to see her move on to AMC and Loving after Ryan’s cancellation….her far too early death was so sad.)

madluv4u
madluv4u

If i recall correctly Sonny, Julian, Ava, Franco and Johnny were all in prison and now they are all out. I’m sure Ava will recover. She’s too good to let cancer take her out.

Christopher
Christopher

GH will NEVER let her go. Her baby will supply what Silias needs to save Ava. And won’t the scene where Ava awakes to find she is not dead and so much better. She will be pised at Silias for a bit but well worth it to keep Ava around. Laura Wright for years has been the high priestess of GH, and is amazing Now GH has two.The other soaps at the moment have none I would LOVE to see a real juicy plot throwing Carly and Ava together Both of these ladies are soap goddesses.

Leslie
Leslie

Michael, Kiki, anyone but that slime ball mobster Sonny. I detest him. He deserves to be locked up.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, Leslie, join the club. Sonny is weatherproof, bulletproof, jailproof, and whatever other “proof” out there.
I do not understand what all the hoopla is about this man….no charisma, in the least; to me he is an irritant. I simply cannot explain it. Maybe because he always looks like in need of a shower?
Julian is equally guilty of crimes as Sonny, but I love Julian….he does not repel me. He looks clean and smelling like a million bucks. Go figure.

Timmm
Timmm

Sounds like CeeCee wants to change her name to Alexis!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Timmm….Lol, Timmm. I actually like the name Alexis. I think Julian is a hunk, but no match for my gorgeous husband….tall, dark and handsome with the most brilliant green eyes.
Lucky Alexis is getting her share. Lol. I will not say anything negative because I promised harry. I always keep my promises.
I know you’re not a Nathan fan…lol. But do you like Julian? That is, from a guy’s point of view. What say you?

juls
juls

Okay you guys I have been watching GH for over 45 years, and you say Sonny need to be in jail, well let me tell you they all need to be there especially the Q’s more than all they are all criminals, the jeromes, the jaxs, alexis she is a crooked lawyer, the judge who gave michael the baby he is crooked too, so they all need to go to jail, but quess what the show is no fun with these crooked people, so please let Sonny be we all love his d those sexy dimples too much.

Patrick
Patrick

@CeeCee

I’ll answer that… on MY part

William DeVry lends an energy thats titillation dangerous sex

I will add… I read a SOD issue of late

sometimes.. (the guys could use all the help they can get) i’m saying this… but a man with facial hair lends a masculine tough machismo and sexies the MENS that much MORE… case in point… Dr. Patrick Drake.. has mentioned he likes his character with facial… Carlos, THEE man… ROCKS… Ric Lansing LOOKS fine.. with or without… just naming a few

It seems it’s understood… that the shows… require that 99% of the men chow up to the set clean shaven… I even read that RC/FV adhere to this mojo

having “said” this… Maurice Benard is good this way… it adds ? to his allure some? just saying… i like his facial … lends a mysique

Willaim DeVry is LOL so fine… I like his script dialogue with Alexis… telling her… give me some LOVE

this helps out our Alexis immensely.. when she without question stirs

Patrick
Patrick

sorry

*mysique : MYSTIQUE
*chow : SHOW

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Fortunately, I have made no such vow, so in your absence, I can still provide my own cheeky commentary regarding a certain character, and then you can feel free to just nod your head and voice agreement, should you feel so inclined! Aren’t “loopholes” great? LOL…. P.S. Green eyes, you say? Ooooohhhhhh….you already know how much those send me!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Lol. Get in line , Shay. My husband’s patients make unnecessary appointments just to see him….they complain about their aching hearts. LOL. good thing I’m not the jealous type.

Please keep reminding me the purpose for these sites. You are my inspiration, girl.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Thank you for that lovely thought, but you certainly bring your own sort of special light to this website, as well! It’s always a delicious treat for me to read your thoughts on and impressions of all things Port Charles…and beyond! P.S. Hmmmm….perhaps I need to arrange a “doctor’s appointment,” even though I have no complaints….I’m the picture of health….LOL!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you, Leslie! There are many of us who feel the way you do…

su0000
su0000

WOW!
OHHH MY GAWD !!!
Ava dying !
That shocker that blew my mind! (thanks RC)

GH is the epitome intriguing !
Never a dull moment!
The stories and the powerhouse actors, none better!

Mura West is true talent.. her performances are entrancing !
(she makes Ava real)

Mr. X
Mr. X

Blew your mind? You are easy to please.
Intriguing?? Try zero suspense. Dull as dishwater.
Like the Ava character is really going to die.
All this murderer has got to do is hold out for the pardons this show is passing out to all the murderers and attempted murderers like Sonny and Jake. Hell, even Anna got a pardon and a promotion. And all this happened within a few weeks!
Maura West is a true talent? Now that we can agree on.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Mr. X…Jake is not a murderer.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Mr.X…sorry…to continue…I see you made a distinction between murderer and attempted murderers. Either way, we the viewers as well as the key players in that story know that Jake didn’t spat tempt anything of his own volition…Helena implanted him with a control. If anything, he was strong enough to fight the control and actually help solve who was behind it. And now, he’s being made a pawn again by Sloane… Julian couldn’t be held (at this point) because he confessed to a crime he didn’t commit…and Sonny? Well there I agree with u..but the writers had to come up with a way to get him out. losing Michael…Michael becoming the Q he was always meant to be…and now his daughter to Michael are great ramifications for those of us who have wanted to see Sonny pay for a long time…

Harry
Harry

Maura West is a true gem indeed. And Mary? I do agree about the make up. It’s interesting to me that Maura West looks younger and prettier with less make up.
I would question Silas’s bedside manner, however. He delivered that “You’re dying” line as if he was telling her that she had an ingrown toe nail.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Maybe that’s what’s killing her, Harry. Those things can get nasty…

Shay
Shay

But, but, Harry…..isn’t it “ageist” to suggest that a woman we know is clearly over 40 “looks younger and prettier with less make up” even though it is usually, but not always, the indisputable truth? (Joan Collins and Donna Mills are only two of the very notable exceptions to that rule…both are absolutely fantastic in their full-faced, maquillaged glory…) I’m just so disappointed that I had to point this out, yet I simply had to ask, since I don’t profess to be an expert on this subject…… ; )

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Actually, Harry’s comment is the exact opposite of ageist. Someone who was would encourage a woman to wear makeup, cover up, and do anything to look younger because in his eyes the person looks old. Harry is actually acknowledging that this very attractive actress doesn’t need makeup…she looks beautiful naturally, even though, as you implied, she looks over 40…and that the makeup, not the woman, isn’t as flattering. As for looking younger without makeup, you can be in your 20s and look older with makeup; look like a teen without.

I agree, Harry,,,but what I really think makes Maura more matronly is the gun mol hairstyle. When she wears it straight…looked at images of her…she really looks great!

juls
juls

su0000 you have me laughing so much you are so right Maura West is the best even when she was on ATWT love then and love her now, hope she in not leaving.

Margaret Hartman
Margaret Hartman

Maura West never delivers anything other than a stellar performance. She is one of the greatest actresses of this genre. I have watched her for years. First as Carly on ATWT, then that awful time on Y&R, where they didn’t realize what they had in her and squandered her great talent (actually she is better off since most of the Y&R cast are mediocre at best). She is what brought me back to GH and she knocks it out of the park in every performance. So happy that she ended up on a show that appreciates talent. Hers and the rest of the cast. Can’t wait to see what transpires over the next few months. Of course Ava won’t die, but Maura will deliver the performances that we have come to expect from her.

Patricio
Patricio

I started to write a similar post but realized I could not have done better than you Margie. Ms. West will go down as one of the best actresses of the genre.

JUDY
JUDY

THANK YOU FOR SAYING IT PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

I agree..maura is phenomenal She has brought gold to PC. I love Ava good or bad. She has chemistry with every actor she has been paired with since Day 1. I sometimes watch and realize the powerhouse actors and actress on our show. We are blessed! Happy watching.

Timmm
Timmm

She was on Y&R and it was a bust for whatever reason. She signs on to be on GH and I wasnt thrilled. Let me tell you, was I fooled! Y&R mishandled her. She is a great actress and love the character of Ava.

juls
juls

Miss Margaret Hartman you are right about Maura West she one of the best thing that happen to general hospital.

jenna
jenna

Her performance was stellar perfect wonderfully raw and real love Maura can’t even explain how much..but I waiting to find out what happens I don’t think she really is dying..

Peggie
Peggie

Great performance, very shocked she is dying. What are the writers thinking, Michael has no business with Avery, he is a Quartermane no blood relative. He also has killed his stepmom and the thug a couple of months back. Get that judge off GH and give Sonny his daughter back.

mike
mike

She is second only to the late great Beverlee McKinsey

Patrick
Patrick

i didn’t even blanch, belch, blink, give this a second thought

Maura West is the quintisential consummate professional

Mateo
Mateo

Maura West is just amazing. There are very few actresses in daytime who manage to convey excellence in everything they do. I watched Maura on As The World Turns. Then I watched her tear the house down on her all too brief spin on The Young And The Restless. Finally I followed her to General Hospital and I have decided that she is a goddess. A rare gem on par with the late great Beverlee McKinsey. I can name on one hand the few actresses who can compare to Ms. McKinsey. I hope that she doesn’t leave GH because she is flawless. Congrats to the writers for giving her material that she can sink her teeth into. I actually feel for her even when she takes actions that I could never condone in real life. She makes you feel everything and that is what great acting is all about. Maura West , this is your playground so play on girl!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I was just enraptured by Ava. This performance was by far one of her best. It’s hard to choose, since all her performances touch me to the core. But this one…the poignancy of this one tore at my heart.
The fact that her face was free of any cosmetic embellishment gives new meaning to the word ” real”.
I would like to think that baring her face is symbolic to baring her soul…no subterfuge, no coyness. This was Ava as never before seen. The fear of never seeing her baby again was palpable.
That fact loomed over her, making her desperate. Ava was more than ready to abscond with her child from sheer desperation. Her heart was being torn out of her chest….excruciating so!5

I must also give kudos to Delia. Every word to her daughter spoke volumes. She proved that she is not the airhead she appears to be. She convinced her daughter, even though it killed her, to give up the crazy idea. Ava’s determination became indecisiveness. And, as assuredly as Ava always kept a cool head, she relented, knowing that taking the baby would not be beneficial to any of them, especially to Avery.
These are the kinds of scenes that separate Maura West from everyone else.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That is: excruciatingly so! I have no idea where 5 came from…LOL.

PS. There is no way Ava is dying. I refuse to believe it. Is Silas mistaken? No, no, no, please!

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

I think it could be a ploy of Silas to keep Ava from going to prison…maybe?

Patrick
Patrick

I’m hoping so, Jimh

Shay
Shay

So eloquently put, CeeCee, but alas, I think this death tease may be “for real.” A few months ago, I happened upon a blind item that indicated a certain “soap diva” was asking to be released from her contract and that her character be killed in the process. At the time, I was fervently hoping this was MS and Nina. (Needn’t expound upon that at the moment, but I most definitely was disappointed when it turned out she was not the actress in question….LOL.) Then, the news about KA’s imminent departure broke, and I assumed it was referring to Kiki (not that I considered her to necessarily fit that “diva” description….) When Ava took her plunge off the bridge into those icy waters, I once again recalled that little piece of gossip, and thought maybe MW was indeed the one after all….until she resurfaced. Now it makes sense that this may really be Ava’s approaching swan song. She has pretty much been painted into a corner, after all, and for whatever reason, perhaps West wants to leave the show. Furthermore, it would certainly explain Silas’ softening attitude and compassion toward Ms. Jerome….what seemingly was just a professional detachment and duty mere months ago during that heinous pregnancy storyline has suddenly appeared to extend beyond a simple moral responsibility for Dr. Clay, and this would more than plausibly explain why.

Timmm
Timmm

Its true. Ava is dying. Dying to have Avery in her arms again! [Boo! Boo! Boo!]

Shay
Shay

Yes, Delia was fabulous! Not only was Ilene Kristen’s performance one of par excellence, but she looked beautiful, too….very pulled together, which was a huge departure from her usually fun-but-frenzied style. That shawl was utterly gorgeous….antique? I couldn’t help but think as I admired it that it would also do quite nicely to protect the (im)modesty of other, ahem, females on the show, although, of course, I don’t have anyone particular in mind…..oh heavens, no! ; )

Patrick
Patrick

her singing “Oh, Danny boy” tugged at the heart…. to see Ilene Kristen doing it no less

I hope your snippet of MW is way off

CeeCee
CeeCee

I was always used to seeing IK in the role of a screwball (OLTL and her crazy coiffures, and always running about out of breath). But, she deserves a feather in her cap for this magnificent performance. Loving and true words spoken to her child. A mother’s love never wavers, as DELIA has proven.

Wasn’t that shawl eye-catching, though? I’m not a shawl girl. I am more of a jeans, cropped knits, pretty dresses and minis. I do agree with you though…..certain ladies should make it a habit of using one. Lol….just in case….

I wanted to ask you if Sonny was Carly’s first love? I am having a hard time finding little background details. Later, Shay, Shay.

Shay
Shay

@Patrick…Yes, the performance of “Danny Boy” was inspired, and also a salute to the character of Maeve Ryan, who I understand sang the same song on many an occasion at the bar. As a matter of fact, if I’m not mistaken, isn’t that how the show ended??? (I’ll bet “jimh” can answer this question….) As for Ms. Jerome, even though I detested her character for nearly the entire duration of her stint in Port Charles, particularly at the beginning when the show became “All Ava, all the time,” I can at least salute the performance of MW in the role. Once she moderated her more outrageous tendencies and showed the subtlety and nuances of her maternal side, I came to champion her. While I cannot imagine what shall happen next to this transformed character, I would not be surprised to see MW choose to leave. Maybe there is simply not enough room for two scene-stealing divas on the canvas, since it seems that the show runners are now far more invested in furthering the inane Nina and her attendant nonsense. Needless to say, I would choose West to stay over MS in a flash, given my druthers.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….No, Sonny was not Carly’s first love….she had plenty of action before they “hooked up.” In my opinion, that would be Jason…he will always be first and foremost in her heart, even though she ultimately came to realize that they were only destined to go the BFF route. It was her relationship with Jason that entwined her to Sonny, and if I had to choose the best description for what he means to her, I would say he’s “the lust of her life.” All roads lead back to him because they know how to push each others’ buttons and whatever else transpires, their passion is the designated default mode for the both of them, regardless of whom else comes and goes in their respective lives. Plus, they now have this long history that has been built upon many years of insane mutual experiences, and that, along with their shared love for Jason, keeps them bonded, no matter how their love/hate cycle plays out. Quite frankly, I am not that well-versed on the entire Carly saga, because I was not a regular viewer in her earliest days, as I never liked the original actress—or her successor—who played the role. As much as I often don’t care for the LW version of the character, I still think this actress owns the role, so I consider her to be the truest Carly…even if she is not quite believable as JZ’s bio-daughter. (Let’s just say she got her looks from Corbin Bernsen who played her real daddy, John Durant…that works for me!) At any rate, even though it is often considered a dubious source of information, Wikipedia has an exhaustive page on the character of “Carly Corinthos,” and it should fill-in-the-blanks for anyone not up-to-speed with this woman’s sordid past. It’s quite the read! As for “the shawl,” I appreciated it from the viewpoint of the fine fabric and print it obviously was….I love rich textiles and luxe fabrics, particularly beautiful scarves/and sometimes blouses/skirts that add color and interest, since I am pretty much otherwise addicted to head-to-toe-black designer attire in terms of daily wear. I like clean, lean, classic lines…pencil skirts, form fitting jackets, skinny pants/jeans, and stilettos, be they pumps or booties (Think Victoria Beckham….although I also appreciate the timeless elegance and design of Ralph Lauren.) Oh…and turtlenecks! (You see, I practice what I preach! LOL….) But always in a beautiful and tasteful, yet feminine presentation…so, I have just one question, CeeCee: “Jeggings,” yay or nay? Haha….(I have no problem with them, “in moderation!”) As for Delia, I appreciate her eccentric brand of uniqueness…IK has always had that “scatterbrained” look and vibe….be it as Roxy or her “Ryans’ Hope” predecessor, but she has the acting ability to pull it off in a manner that makes her endearing, rather than cloying or annoying. She is the one “blast from the ABC past” that was truly refreshing and inspired, not to mention, completely unexpected. I hope we shall see more of this crazy lady… Read more »

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Shay.
Thanks for the little synopsis on Carly. And, I shall check her out. I am assuming that the character has always been a shallow, one dimensional virago with low morals. However, I
can appreciate Laura’s representation of such a character. She plays Carly to the hilt. As you say, she owns the role. Sadly, Carly…not Laura, exasperates me.

I also really study the fabrics before buying anything. I always go shopping with my sisters…..lots of fun. The right color or print accentuates one’s coloring, or kill it.

Lol, Shay, I own a few jeggings…they are very comfortable, as are leggings. It depends where I am or where I’m going. However, one must have the right kind of legs, oui? Obviously, not indicative garb for the classroom. I also love pencil skirts, and, fitted jackets….especially bolero style. The shops here are amazing!
I love stilettos…I hate sneakers……only when excercizing.

Kelly Monaco certainly has the legs, I just wish Sam would deviate from the same type of outfit, day in, day out. Add some color, already. I wonder if the actors/actresses choose their own clothes on the set…or if wardrobe dictates what to wear….hmmm.

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

Yep Shay, Maeve sang ‘Danny Boy’ on Ryans Hope finale…Like how Ryans is sort of kept alive…wish they couldve got a few former actors to show up in some scenes when they show the bar…by the way, GHs bar looks completely different than the original…guess it had been completely remodled and the entrance relocated???

CeeCee
CeeCee

I just finished watching today’s episode. My heart hurts watching and listening to Ava’s pained dialogue with Silas. All her past wrongdoing seem to fade away as she wistfully ruminates what was and what could have been……her love for her children never faltering.
What a stretch from the impervious behavior displayed by Carly. That hand, possessively on Sonny’s shoulder was a slap in the face for a Michael. I am so mad…I’m seething; steam coming out of my ears. That is the worst betrayal a parent can bestow upon her/his child. How in your-face-smug behavior is that? What a woman…yuck!
I really do not care if Michael may be acting the jerk. He is the product of his environment. I do not know much about his younger years and his relationship with Sonny or his mother….but, it seems to me that Sonnistein and his sex-driven, indifferent to her children bride, created a demi-monster.
Now, it seems that Morgan is the voice of reason? The straight-laced, good son? “Gimme” a break !!
I’m not saying what Michael is doing is right, but hey, I can’t really say I blame him…no matter his reasoning.

Again…if Ava will be thrown away, many fans will be up in arms; including myself. PTB, please save Ava. But, if, indeed, Maura is leaving of her own free will, it will be a sad day in soapland.

Dan
Dan

I know there were rumors going around that a “soap diva” had asked to be let out of her contract, but the way I look at it, rumors are just that. I remember rumors going around last year that Maurice Benard was unhappy and would be leaving GH when his contract ended, and all he did was re-sign a multi-year deal with the show.

So I honestly don’t put much stock in anything that doesn’t come from one of the reliable sources in the soap media.

I’ve loved Maura West on GH, and despite the storyline, I don’t think she’s going anywhere. I think there’s room for as many talented actors and actresses as a writer can write for, and while I know some will probably disagree, considering the incredible amount of big name talent on GH, I think FV, RC and his team of writers have done a good job balancing screen time for all the heavy hitters.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….I do believe Helena is currently supposed to be comfortably ensconced in the eerie splendor of Cassadine Island…ne c’est pas? Of course that means absolutely nothing, as this countess of the crafty and cunning manages to extricate herself from any prison situation she chooses, no matter how secure and suitably soigne’ the circumstances. I certainly would surmise that she shall be embarking upon a mission of mercy—with more than a mere dash of malevolence—to visit her ailing little prince in Boston before long….I would expect nothing less of this resourceful matriarch. As for the superiority of shopping in person, I totally concur, but alas, I am stuck between two major markets…about three hours to each and back, and even though they both boast some great upscale venues for shopping, they have recently been the targets of those insidious flash mobs, and I decided that if the malls (and society) cannot find a way to deal with them, then I shall not patronize with those businesses until they do….hence, the online option. (I know this just plays into the hands of those economic-terrorists, but enough is enough….) However, I do get what you mean about the physical benefits of “retail therapy.” I grew up totally immersed in fashion, and most of my time was spent whiling away the hours enjoying the tactile pleasures of perusing, trying on and buying…..I am an inveterate collector of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, as my ever-burgeoning closets attest. But since at least ninety percent of said wardrobe contains items unworn, I do need to give it a rest every now and then. LOL. Having said that, the Peruvian Connection does offer an amazing range of very well-crafted pieces….some quite basic, others more precious, but always designed with great craftsmanship from far-flung lands. They are created with really unique, exquisite materials in timeless and sometimes vintage looks that hold up in terms of both style and durability. (They pack well, too…) I like a bit of boho-chic now and then—as long as it’s not head-to-toe, so that one resembles a refugee from the ’60’s/’70’s—-and this place pulls it off. (I like the knit tapestry selections since they don’t look like anything you would find elsewhere.) It certainly is not my regular go-to brand, as I love to mix and match to create my own vibe, but it is not cookie-cutter. So, next time you’re in the Newbury neighborhood and in the mood for something different, check it out!….Ohhhh yeahhhhh…..Bobbie Boop was quite the prostitute nonpareil courtesy of her Aunt Ruby’s Floridian house of ill-repute. Funny thing is that she spent the better part of three decades trying to live down her sordid past since news of it first reached Port Charles’ shores, and yet, in the last year, she proudly proclaimed her well-honed skills in that arena when fighting for the prize(?) of Scott Baldwin’s attention. Go figure….

Shay
Shay

You assume correctly, CeeCee, and most succinctly nailed Carly’s character with that brief, but accurate, description! (I forgot to mention the initial circumstances of how this character originally blew into Port Charles and bedded Bobbie Boop’s hubby Tony Jones to get even with her bio-mom for abandoning her at birth. And by the way, your other favorite, Sam did the same thing with Ric when he was married to “you-know-who!” No wonder these two bad gals almost, sort of bonded on a number of occasions….they have so much in common besides just loving them mob men! ) As for your fave fashions, I hear you! We are definitely on the same page in terms of leggings/jeggings—they have their place as long as they don’t become a habit—and especially the workout shoes! I’m never out of my stilettos except during my exercise regimen. For the past decade, I have exclusively worn MBT’s….the advanced style with the two-inch lift and they are marvelous. Alas, they have been discontinued, and even though I can still find some other—mostly ugly offerings—-on the internet, this particular model has been out-of-stock for eons….I bought up in quantity at Bliss, but I am down to my last unused pair…and have yet to find anything comparable. Have you ever tried “Ryn” footwear? It’s another brand similar to the MBT line. Of course, I also concur with your appreciation for fine fabrics and the right colors and styles…..they make all the difference! I’m sure you have a lot of smashing shops in Southampton to provide just that. I’m pretty much reduced to hitting the upscale malls in my area to find anything suitable, but now I just as frequently buy online….Net-A-Porter.com. MyHabit, NeimanMarcus, and HauteLook are good sites to peruse….not nearly as much fun as lingering over the actual merchandise, but time-saving! By the way, have you ever shopped at Peruvian Connection on Newbury Street in Boston? They have the most unique and well-made artisanal fashions from around the world….I do occasionally find something fun there, too, and they have XS sizes which fit a small frame. As for KM….I’ve always thought she has the most amazing physique….she manages to be petite, yet long-limbed, at the same time….and she looks fabulous when she steps outside of her “jegging” comfort zone…I love when Sammy gets to play dress-up and experiment with more flattering colors and styles! (She looked absolutely beautiful on DWTS in her costumes!) Ditto for Finola Hughes….she was a former dancer and it shows! I can only surmise that her still-enviable figure is down to some serious Pilates! Love her and her sartorial sense, as well!!!! I’m guessing that someone such as her has much input into choosing what she wears onscreen, since she never puts a wrong fashion foot forward….she’s always classy, polished and professional! I get the feeling that most of the younger actresses just don whatever they are given, since their clothing is pretty generic, but I dare say that the more, uh, senior cast… Read more »

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, I get your drift, alright, Shay!
Ah, Shay…Newbury Street !!!! Brings back so many memories. I know every single store on that street. My favorite haunt that !! And, what about the North End of Boston?….my in-laws still live there.
Everyone in my family, including my parents attended a certain school in Massachusetts except for my eldest sister, who chose Berklee College of Music.

If you ever visit the Vineyard, another avant-garde boutique to peruse is THE GREAT PUT-ON.
But, my favorite will always be Alice + Olivia. I don’t much enjoy shopping on line. I’m touchy-feely. And, it’s much more fun in person.

What a revelation…double whammies, for sure, Shay. So, both Sam and a Carly slept with their step-fathers…yuck. Moreover, Bobbi was a hooker?
You know, people do what they must to survive, I guess. I can understand that. I’m sure there must have been a devastating reason compelling Bobbi to turn tricks. I like Bobbi/Jackie…albeit she ruined her face.
But, there’s no excuse sleeping with one’s stepfather or one’s own mother’s mate/partner.

This is a soap, but as I am always wont to mention, fiction mimics life, and sometimes, vice-versa. Sadly, such scenarios play out in reality.
By the by, where is Helena? Do we know? Later.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I truly hope Maura’s not on her way out…but Silas isn’t the type to lie. However, they do need the conflict over baby Avery to up the angry ante between Michael and Sonny. I can’t believe that neither Carly or Sonny hasn’t had one of Oprah’s aha! moments and realized this is how they ripped Michael away from AJ …under the guise that they didn’t think his life was stable/safe enough to raise his son. I want Ava to live…I haven’t heard anything either about her leaving unless this is how they resolve the imprisonment story…there really is no loophole to set her free…should be interesting to see how this plays out.

Carolyn
Carolyn

Maura West is one of the only people who can make a murderer sympathetic, and become the heroine of a story arc. I hope Silas will be able to find an “experimental” cure for Ava’s fatal condition. I would hate to lose Maura West from another soap.

Taeylor
Taeylor

I hope she gets cured because Maura WEST is a power house. I was so happy when she came to GH. Loved her on ATWT. I just don’t know how the hell she is going to get out of killing Connie?

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

On another note…”Avery” is the cutest! As for Silas…his personality was more dynamic…he left his soft demeanor and roared! (Maybe he’s really his brother…who either is or THINKS he’s still a vampire…and that’s what he meant. He’s drinking Ava’s blood and making her his…welllllll…it’s possible! 😉 What? Too much?

knitter 1
knitter 1

It’s a soap! Anything is possible 🙂

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

That would suck…lol

Patrick
Patrick

that’s funny Rebecca

this would be an intense time for ME’ Silas to do whatever possible to “cure” Ava

hence the bond ensues and is solidified

I too am getting his softer side

Linda
Linda

She did give an outstanding performance on Friday! I love her character and truly hope she is not leaving GH. Hopefully, whatever she’s dying from Silas will find a cure for her.

candy
candy

I think Kiki should get custody of baby Avery why they kill off good actor

Nicky Keyes
Nicky Keyes

i just love Maura West she has made Ava a strong powerful woman who doesn’t let men overpower her. keep up the good work Maura your’e one of my favorite actresses

JUDY
JUDY

NO WRITER IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD GET RID OF MAURA WEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

“NO ONE”

su0000
su0000

LOL
Maura/Ava is going nowhere, we all know that without a doubt..
RC left us with a shocker, I like that
but=
Silas will work some paper magic and make it appear that Ava is dying, Silas can do that with a stroke of a pen umm computer..
Ava is dying by Silas’s shanaginas, he will make it appear as if Ava is dying to save her.. the way I see it coming 🙂
Ava will be just fine 🙂

Liz
Liz

Ava’s scenes were outstanding today. I love Maura West. Ava is the only character I know her as. She brings it every time. But Friday was above and beyond.

Whatever Ava’s dying from, I sure hope there’s a miracle to be pulled out of someone’s (Silas) hat. She had better not die!

Patrick
Patrick

“…I am going to break.” It was another powerful performance ”

gavel, echo, this, TPTB, here here

“Maura West”

reigns

theres’ a limit on audience tolerance

this has to be one of those

Maura West forefront
top tiers her profession

hierarchy lists her at the top

CeeCee
CeeCee

@ jimh. I thought about that, Jimh. But, would Silas really go through such extreme measures as to hit Ava with such an horrific announcement were it not the truth? I guess if the situation warranted it, then, yes.
This could evolve into a meaningful storyline for Silas. Oh, please, soap gods, Silas needs a story that is both fulfilling and worthy of Easton.

Debbie
Debbie

I doubt she is dying or she’ll need something that will cause them to do a full blown blood test and it will show that Morgan is the father of Avery instead of Sonny. Then Morgan will end up getting custody fr Michael and will find out she’s alive and will
let her see Avery.

Gwen
Gwen

Maura is absolutely one of the best daytime actresses, ever. Now if only they could convince Michael Park to return to daytime and pair him up with her on GH, I’d be set. I’ve never seen another actor who has as much natural chemistry with Maura, than him.

DEE
DEE

RON C, YOU BETTER NOT KILL AVA OFF…. SHE IS NEEDED THERE ! KILL OFF HELENA .. ON A BETTER NOTE GENERAL HOSPITAL KEEP ON ROCKING…

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

Maura West knocked it out of the park on Friday’s episode. She is a treasure. I don’t pretend to know where this story is headed but am confident in saying that Frank Valentini isn’t about to let this gem of an actress slip away from his (extraordinary) cast.

However, Ava’s eldest daughter Kiki needs to be sent packing. Pronto! Though I certainly wasn’t a big fan of Kristen Alderson, the actress that replaced her, Hayley Erin, is simply dreadful. Her scenes are painful to watch, none moreso than those during Ava’s memorial. Yikes! I understand the rationale behind the “get it in one take” philosophy due to budgetary constraints, but there still must be some deeper measure of attention paid to the appearance of the finished product. How on earth did anyone at GH (including Erin, herself) look at these scenes and think they were remotely air-worthy? Memo to Mr. Valentini: they aren’t. She needs to go.

lou piikes
lou piikes

KA Kiki was no prize either. She was behaving like Starr 2.0. KA was dull and boring as Kiki.

Shay
Shay

Perhaps…..but at least we had grown accustomed to KA in the role, and given that her character seemed not that integral in the long-run, it would have been better to accommodate Alderson in whatever manner was needed to hold onto her long enough to give “Kiki” a proper send-off. This recast is excruciatingly bad and makes an already uninteresting and unengaging character totally insufferable. Epic fail….

Iakovos
Iakovos

Maura West is GH’s best hire. Wish the producers would winnow the cast and keep this marvelous talent forefront. Miss West knows dying. I recall Carly, her awesome ATWT creation, also faced death. Being GH, however, Ava will not die. And even if she does, they just come back to life. *sigh*

But back toe Miss West… More, please.

tml
tml

This development will somehow lead to her not going to jail and being reunited with Avery….just my thinking.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That would be so great, tml. But, I doubt the judicial system cares one way or another. By the same token, if Sonny was pardoned and ‘knighted’ as a hero ( so laughable), anything is possible.

PGP
PGP

I was never a fan of Maura West until she came aboard as Ava On GH. Now, I simply cannot get enough of her. Maura is easily the best actress on the show right now. I sure as heck hope she wins an Emmy for her performance this year. GH had better not get rid of her or I will NOT be happy. I know that Frank and Ron were over the moon about Michelle Stafford coming aboard, but she is just a carbon copy of her over the top and larger than life Y & R character. Not to mention she doesn’t hold a candle to West as far as depth goes. Now they are over the moon about Rebecca Budig coming aboard but still she is no Maura West.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Inasmuch as I love Rebecca B., you are right about that. RB cannot fill MW’s shoes or boots, lol. EVER.

Shay
Shay

This is true, PGP….very true! Me thinks the ill-received, over-emphasis of everything Nina may have something to do with a possible MW departure…up until MS showed up on the scene, the “Ava” actress seemed totally besotted with her character, and there was never a peep about her wishing to leave GH, let alone wanting her character to die. Whatever transpires, I hope the real behind-the-scenes story seeps out….should be an interesting one, to say the least.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

I hate how Michael plays the “brother” card when he has denounced his biological family and adopted family (Sonny).

Avery is NOT his biological anything. What kind of kangaroo court awards custody to him is beyond me.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Chrystie. ….actually, the same kangaroo court that kept Maxie from her baby for a year.
You’re right…it makes no sense, as Michael, in essence, has no rights to Avery. However, I would rather see said baby in the Quartermaine household than with Sonny-boy and less-than-motherly-Carly. Imagine that! At least, Avery will be dodging some bullets ….we hope.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

I say if Morgan or Kiki can’t have the baby then give her to ALICE!

Nobody would stop that force. 🙂

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I think Michael is the perfect person to raise Avery. First…I’m loving the payback…Sonny stole Michael from AJ…he physically hurt him and threatened him til he signed away his rights. I’ve been waiting for the revenge of AJ and coming from AJ’s son, the stolen son that Sonny raised and brought up to despise AJ…again, it’s perfect. Michael can provide a safe environment, with Monica, a doctor who will dote on hetr, Alice who will also be fiercely protective, Ned, who’s great…and Michael himself who was a great brother to Morgan and Chrstina. And let’s not forget the financial security. The icing on the cake? Calling her AJ. Brilliant!

Shay
Shay

Right, CeeCee….Until “Uncle (F)Luke comes a callin’!!!! I can just see this curmudgeonly crackpot with the colossal Corinthos chip on his shoulder taking off with Sonny and Ava’s little pride and joy….perhaps even to place her back in the arms of the surrogate psycho-mama Nina? Stranger things have happened! But I do concur with Chrystie Delancey that Alice would be the best protector for this infant….such a joy to see Ms. Gunderson back on the GH canvas!

kmayne
kmayne

I have really enjoyed Maura West on GH. If the rumors are true that she wants out of her contract then it is a huge loss for GH, She is one of the best…..okay she is the best actors on the soap, Hope she stays in Port Charles for years to cone

Rose
Rose

Do I want Maura/Ava to die or leave? No..great actress, but I’m not totally sympathetic towards her character either. She’s like a mini-Sonny, putting the screws on everyone else. And as for Sonny, spare me. For someone who is always protecting his family he refuses to look in the mirror and admit he has done a lousy job. Even now he’s willing to make Morgan an accomplice to kidnapping. Then there’s Carly, mother of the year, who is there to help raise Avery. Wow! Never see her much with her own daughter. Unlike some others, I’m not having a problem with the new Kiki. Ilene/Delia was wonderful, especially singing Danny Boy. If Silas closing line wasn’t just a teaser, he may have to make a deal with the devils like Helene/Olbretch , or even Robin to keep Ava alive.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Was that not the most infuriating scene? There Sonny was ranting on about how it was all about “his daughter,” and Carly (CARLY!) was even pointing out to him that Michael would be wonderful to Avery, they knew that, he was their son—and Sonny was STILL willing to put Morgan in jeopardy to “protect” Avery from Michael. “Morgan knows what he’s doing.” (Ummmmm, is that the point?) “Michael is NOT going to take my daughter away from me.” Ah, now the real truth comes out: this isn’t about Avery, this is about Sonny, and if Morgan (and Avery) get caught in the cross-fire, oh well. Of course. Because it ALWAYS is about Sonny. even Carly, aka No. 1 Enabler, was pointing out that he was putting Morgan’s future in jeopardy and it still didn’t occur to him to stop and reconsider.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, yeah, Michael! You are a man after my own mind and heart. If you could only put those words into song, I would sing them from the rooftops…or join the Regatta from the Long Island Sound to Martha’s Vineyard, and sing those beautiful words all the way there.

Rose
Rose

And if you think about Sonny’s biological dad claim, look what else he did to his own sons. Avery happened because he had sex with Morgan’s “girlfriend,” after the funeral and in the crypt of AJ, bio-father of Michael who Sonny had killed, after promising not to. Geez! These are good enough reasons to trump Sonny’s biological argument…not just because she would be safer.

Timmm
Timmm

I got to hand it to Ron, he has figured out how to get all his A list actors out of jail. We all know Ava will get to live her “Final” months with her daughter outside of jail only to be miraculously cured and set free when the smoke clears!

CeeCee
CeeCee

See that, Timmm? I so appreciate how you briefly and succinctly say what needs to be said without a long-dragged-out explanation. That is a talent I lack.
Great post !!

Timmm
Timmm

Thank you.

su0000
su0000

Hi CeeCee..
We knew none would stay in prison or die but it was fun watching ‘how’ they all would be set free..
there was a whole lotta getting out going on LOL .. good stuff. tricky writing..

su0000
su0000

Timmm..
nawww.. 1ava is not sick and about to die..
RC loves trolling people into his ”gotcha” trap LOL ..

Timmm
Timmm

I believe she does have cancer BUT Silas will save the day!

t.hunt
t.hunt

Seems like nobody stays dead on soaps..a twin or someone identical takes over the slot..sometime gets ridiculous. Hate it when they switch actors we love ..like Jason. Just my opinion.

sandie
sandie

O.m.g!! Ava better not die,,,one of the best actress there is !!! No no no no no and hell no!!

Rita
Rita

Wonder if this is how Robin comes back on screen, or at least in story, with a miracle cure for Ava? I haven’t seen anything about Maura leaving the show, either.

Donna Schaefer
Donna Schaefer

Excellent actress. It’s a shame they are letting her go.

su0000
su0000

She is not leaving GH ..

Donna Schaefer
Donna Schaefer

Sonny should have custody of Avery

CeeCee
CeeCee

@juls.
Lol, juls. You are right…they’re all criminals. I guess there would be no show without them.
Sonny’s dimples, though? No thanks.

su0000
su0000

Hey CeeCee,,
Yup but-
they are lovable criminals lol
haa-> when they are bad they are very bad when they are good they are very good..
gotta luv ’em bad boys!

kaffen
kaffen

She Just allright..payback is a “B”r

watsontml
watsontml

Avery will be her bone donor match.

Kelly
Kelly

She will be missed.I hope to see her pop up somewhere else Great actress.

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THURSDAY NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom, Y&R’s Beth Maitland, DAYS’ Freddie Smith & Soap Favorite, Linda Dano

On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

Portions of Thursday’s all-new episode can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

If you have a question for any one of our guests that you would like potentially posed to them during the live broadcast; you can post them via the comment section below, and we just might ask your question on the air!  We hope you are looking forward to the show.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Flips The Switch In Sonny-Centric Episode Featuring Standout Performances

On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.

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Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”

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At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GH Releases ‘The Sonny & Carly Collection’ Featuring 20 Pivotal Episodes With Three Carlys

The torrid love story between Sonny Corinthos and Carly has been going strong for over two decades.  Now the ABC app and ABC.com are offering up a collection of memorable episodes and pivotal moments between the duo.

However, this collection features three powerhouse actresses who have played the role of Carly: Sarah Joy Brown, Tamara Braun, and the current Carly, Laura Wright.

GH and ABC have released these episodes for viewing to coincide with Maurice Benard’s 25th year on the daytime drama series and a very special anniversary episode airing today on Monday, November 12th.

With the Sonny & Carly Collection, fans will be able to access 20 episodes from Sonny and Carly’s explosive and tumultuous 20-year relationship, chronologically.  Some of the episodes include: Jason is shot in an ambush. Sonny and Carly remarry, even though she is involved with Jax, Sonny confesses to Carly that he shot AJ, Sonny and Carly admit their feelings, and more

The Sonn and Carly collection is available now through February 12th and all 20 episodes are available for viewers with no sign in required at abc.com/sonnyandcarly  and on the ABC app.

The ABC app is available in the App Store, ABC.comAmazon AppstoreGoogle Play and on most connected TV devices.

Check out the Sonny & Carly Collection, and then let us know which was your favorite episode of the bunch via the comment section below!

 

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