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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Maurice Benard Delivers Emotional Turn As Sonny Confesses At Morgan's Funeral

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On Monday’s episode of General Hospital, it was the airing of a very highly-anticipated scene as Sonny (Maurice Benard), with gun in tow, addresses family and friends in front of his son Morgan’s casket during the young man’s funeral service.

Sonny, who has left Carly (Laura Wright) a letter (which she never got thanks to the machinations of Nelle!) and who said some ominous goodbyes to his children, looks to be ready to take the blame for his son’s death and take his own life in the process.  The mobster wants to right the wrong, but first he wants to make sure everyone knows how sorry he is, especially Carly, who is overcome by Sonny’s words and actions.

Next thing you know when Jason (Billy Miller) tries to talk Sonny down, he says he has to do this.  And with that, Sonny disarms his gun and tells his son Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) to handcuff and arrest him for Morgan’s death.  At this point, Sonny believes when he called off the hit meant for Julian (William deVry), which ultimately in a series of circumstances took Morgan’s life instead, that the hit was still carried out.  But Jason knows better!

Later at the PCPD, Sonny is in the interrogation room when Jason slips in and tells him that Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) is on her way.  Sonny needs to lawyer-up since he has the beginnings of evidence that show that Sonny is not responsible for the hit.  Dante and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) are outside the room in the police station, where Jordan is trying to get Dante to step away from the case against his father.

Carly is now faced with losing her husband for a prison sentence, following the death of her son.  She is devastated, but Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tells her Josslyn, Michael (Chad Duell) and Avery need her now more than ever.  Meanwhile, Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) is on to Nelle, who is up to something, but what is her end game? Ava (Maura West) popped up at the church to say her goodbyes to Morgan when everyone else was gone, and Kiki and Dillon had a very touching scene portrayed on the money from Hayley Erin and Robert Palmer Watkins after the funeral when they met up.

However, it was Maurice Benard who in the first ten minutes of the episode illustrated Sonny’s sorrow and his guilt that his son is dead, but that he is still alive.  Several moments were played with quiet intensity, and when Sonny cried, we cried.  Watching Sonny break down in tears was even too much for his family as Michael and Carly watched in sadness.  Again, beautifully played by Benard, who should consider this and other performances this year for his Emmy reel.

So, what did you think of the conclusion of Morgan’s funeral?  Maurice Benard’s performance?  Who is truly responsible for Morgan’s death? What is up with Nelle? Share your thoughts to these questions in the comment section below!

 

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

Julian is responsible…he put the bomb in his own car to frame Sonny but it was suppose to go off with no one in the car!!!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

If that is the case, then the question will be how does Julian get himself out of this one? It is always interesting to see what they throw in to get Julian and Ava off the hook. Those birds should have been jailed and executed many times over but yet they still come up smelling like a rose.

AJ
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AJ

Maurice did an amazing performance, he had me tears the entire scene in the church. I could literally feel Sonny’s heartbreaking as he said he wished he could trade places with Morgan. I know there are a lot of Sonny haters out there, and at times I dislike the things Sonny does, but I wouldn’t wish that on any parent. The thought of your child dieing because of you has to be a pain like no other, and Maurice showed that yesterday. His guilt over his sons death was simply overwhelming. If Maurice isn’t at least nominated next year for… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Unfortunately, I did not get to see aforementioned scene , thanks to Obama’s long winded interruption of our soaps. I read the re-cap, but not the same. Iam sure Maurice Bernard did a bang up job, no pun intended, as only he can do. I know I would have been crying right along with him.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Violet Lemm…Obama’s long-winded interruption? Yeah, you’re right. GH is sooooo much more important than what’s going on now,..

Addison
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Addison

Dear Violet, I am already missing the eloquence, the poetry and the dignity of our president as I prepare for the orange dawn of the future.
President Obama can interrupt my soap anytime.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Well if that was the plan it wasn’t well executed, no pun intended, by the writers since Julian knew his driver would be sitting in it. Unless the driver was disposable to Julian. I also think it would be a dumb move by Julian to hire Curtis; he’s pretty good at his job. And…Julian still wants to win back Alexis…

Maybe Paul ordered the hit from jail; he was out to get Sonny. Maybe a Zaccharia hit… Maybe something to do with Nell. I’m goin’ with a Nell connection….

Addison
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Addison

Or perhaps Carlos’s brother?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Ooh! That’s a good suggestion too! In doing so, he would have gotten revenge on Julian AND Sonny! I still think it would be interesting if it was Carlos’s twin that had been killed…and Carlos is really alive but has to “play dead.”

Celia
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Celia

I agree, Rebecca. I never thought Julian fid it; too obvious.
I do think your idea that Joe is really Carlos has a lot of merit. I think he came back with the intention of getting his family back, never imagining Sabrina would die in the interim. He does have his son.
If what you propose is true, would it mean that it was Joe who actually died by Julian’s hand?

Rebeccaq
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Rebeccaq

Hi CeeCee…yes, that was my theory a while ago. (barely remember it now…but Joe came to Port Charles pretending to be Carlos…then was shot by Julian who thought he was Carlos.) The only hole I see is the composure Carlos maintained after hearing about Sabrina’s death. Still, workable theory, especially for a soap.

Rodd
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Rodd

Jimh, I thought the same thing after watching Julian’s scene with Curtis at MC.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Hopefully you are right. I hope they dont destroy Alexis or Griffen

Addison
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Addison

If MB would stop playing every scene with his eye on the Emmy reel, he just might get that Emmy nod. If TPTB would stop catering to MB’s desire to win that Emmy, GH would improve. When you stop trying too hard in arenas of acting and writing, a natural flow is achieved. MB seems to be trying way too hard and the end result is he leaves viewers like me cold and underwhelmed. The Mourning Morgan show is dragging the show down and like a bad song you hear on the PA system of the grocery store, it’s seemingly… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I FF through the dreaded funeral crapola. it was not necessary and too Stupid, it was overkill lame and feed people who think crying pity and depression in their living rooms is cool ahaa! Anyone who believed Sonny was going to kill himself, there are medications that can help you …. Anyways, my thought of this total pity party is; taHqeq <– a really bad Klingon word. (( I call upon the Gawds of Soaps to vanish Jean and Shelly to the depths of the volcano of horrible writer's .. 0ooh, forgot I need to offer a sacrifice.. Sam, step… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I have to agree su0000 I was less than impressed..just as I am with Billy Miller’s Jason. I got so tired of him skulking all over the church..it annoyed me to no end. The best part of the episode was Ava and Scotty who had me laughing out loud..Scott is such a smarmy hoot. And don’t get me started on Jason just walking into the PC precinct..handing a faceless cop some money..telling him to get lost and walking into the interrogation room. I SERIOUSLY don’t get ALL these soaps with two officers in a precinct..and no one else four miles… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

For not the number four..GOD knows what wouldn’t really happen if there were FOUR cops…they’d all exit the set at once lol.

Timmm
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Timmm

The character of Jason is ruined!

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL… then starting “roaring”

it’s like watching her for the Kool-Aid to kick in , already

Sam … what does the audience see in you and Jason….

death knell… time

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I would have FF thru your tirade , but I was trying to figure out what the hell you were saying! Do you really speak like that in real life? If so, I bet people need a translation dictionary . No, I lied. I know exactly what you said and it was all crap. Don’t need no translation for that!

Celia
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Celia

WOW!!

Brian
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Brian

Is there a medicine for people that write silly nonsense posts? Hey Su, if the drama of a soap opera is too much for you to handle, try Sesame Street, that’s more your speed.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Su, If you really hate GH so much at the present time, why don’t you stop watching, until the exes bring Ron back? Keep in mind, some of the viewers hated his work as well. It’s hard to please everyone

Addison
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Addison

I agree with this Suooo person.

Addison
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Addison

This Suooo person should be able to express his or herself about a soap opera without being insulted for doing so. I agree with him or her. Besides, Sonny is way too big of a narcissist to kill himself. He managed to make Morgan’s funeral all about him. “Enough about me! What do you think about me!” he seemed to be saying while rubbing his temples and while trying to cry. And that scene in which Jax and Sonny share that awkward hug, and Jax discovers that Sonny is holding? Well, that was hilarious, albeit unintentionally. I fully expected Jax… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“YES” and double agree…. @su makes me laugh… all these posts can seem interminable… of course it’s a 365 day show… so another perspective rolls… cutting ya off ? No way outside of that… one tear drop… executed.. with Sonny… would have spoke volume one tear drop falling slowly down and out of his head… would have done IT i’m so over this – long – drawn out bubble that needs to burst neither of them…. truly interact with any one on the show.. outside of their kids… and that’s at best… do they willingly seek their parents out ?… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I don’t think it’s crap, SuzieQ. That’s how you see it, and, believe me, I agree with much of it. So, I guess we both say a lot of crap according to some people. What happened to respecting each other’s opinion, and agree to disagree?
Later, my friend.

Lois
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Lois

The performances in this story have been stellar, incredible, etc. But, I am ready for the show to move on from all of the sadness and gloom. I hope it will eventually will not be in the forefront so much.

Rose
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Rose

Lois…I hope so, too re: sadness and gloom. But I’m not so sure since they brought Liz’s rapist back into the story. Maybe since Disney is part of ABC they could send a little happiness dust over to GH to,lighten the mood. 🙂

Addison
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Addison

If this doesn’t stop, GH should rename itself, “Mourning Morgan.”

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

I know this scene was supposed to be dramatic, but it just came off as if Sonny is narcissistic and super-selfish.

MSJ McDaniel
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MSJ McDaniel

Nell is in the plans somehow, connected to Jax and his contacts

Christine
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Christine

I find GH very difficult to take anymore and I rarely watch it anymore. It’s just way too dark and depressing day after day, week after week, on and on and on. Enough already! Frank Valentini and those inept female writers need to go. Daytime soaps should ostensibly provide a fun escape from the horrors of the real world. And in case you haven’t been paying attention, there have been a ton of disturbing real life news stories recently, even just in recent days following the election with violent protests everywhere you look. Whatever happened to the high doses of… Read more »

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Christine I couldn’t agree with you more. This show is a shell of its former self. I started watching again when they had the 50th anniversary show nurses ball. I wanted to see if they mentioned anyone from the glory days, and in the process got hooked on the Patrick and Sabrina storyline. And then when Billy Miller came on I kept watching because I missed him on the Young and the Restless. And then I just stopped ecause the stoies were to long and drawn out. To much death and depression as of late. To dark. Not like the… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Sorry, I respect your opinion, but I just don’t get the whole “show is too dark” criticism. Soaps are about drama and human emotion. They’re called daytime drama for a reason. You watch a soap opera and then get mad at it for being a soap opera. Claire Labine just passed away last week, and she was head writer during one of the true GH glory periods. Her main stories were about a young man dying of AIDS, a little girl dying in a school bus crash and her heart being given to her cousin, a middle aged wife and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Maurice shined baby! He is not a poster boy for most beloved BUT if you are fair you got to tip your hat, he did very well. The ONE problem I have with Sonny confessing is he still has other kids that he is raising and or need their dad. Dont throw yourself away for one kid. Sonny TRIED to call off the hit. And I think it was off until Julian set Sonny up. Those Jeromes are dirtier than the Corinthos’s!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I agree, especially poor little Avery with no one but the housekeeper to care for her .Carly was only thinking of her own pain leaving the child without a mother there for comfort. I don’t know what Nell’s agenda is, but she truly seems to care for all the Corinthos kids.
Speaking of which, what’s up with Dante? He seems to have no love or compassion for his father. Is he so perfect, done no wrong, etc? We know better, right LuLu?

AJ
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AJ

True Dante has always been high and mighty and that’s always annoyed me about him. He acts like he can do no wrong so I wasn’t surprised by his response to Morgan’s death ( when in doubt blame Sonny). What I was really disappointed with is Michael’s attitude, I hate the way they writers have changed him. Michael use to at least give Sonny the benefit of being innocent. It just doesn’t seem like it’s that way anymore, that’s sad because they use to be more connected like Sonny and Jason are. Jason always knows when Sonny is innocent and… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Avery is probably better off with the invisible housekeeper.

Say what you will about Ava, she is not the parent who was actually convicted of killing an innocent man and beat the rap. I still don’t know how a court would give any form of custody to a parent with Sonny’s history.

Timmm
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Timmm

If Nelle hits on Michael and kisses him, she is NOT Carly’s daughter. [I hope not!]

Dante is a stick in the mud with a hypocritical mind. Crime and murder are more serious than an affair BUT it is hurtful to Lulu and WRONG!

Celia
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Celia

Nell’s agenda is clear. ( if I am wrong, I will apologize, LOL). She is ingratiating herself for her own benefit. There are many reasons for her skulking behavior. One of the reasons is probably one of entitlement.
Joss is alive because of Nell’s kidney. She wants payback—compensation for the ‘indisposed’ life she has had to live; such as depending on meds for her every breath she takes for the rest of her life.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Timmmy, I wouldn’t put it past TPTB to go there with Michael and Nell, even if they end up bring siblings. Dante? What a joke. He shouldn’t even be involved in his father’s case….which leads me to ask: why is Sonny not wearing prison garb? Then, there’s Griffin. Yeah, here I go again……. I cannot believe these writers!! What the heck is wrong with them by having Griffin and Anna discuss whether he will go back to the priesthood or not? HE CANNOT!! EVER AGAIN. HE IS DONE!! As a priest, he took a vow of celibacy. He broke… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Celia…I respect your feelings for your faith. But I’m sure you don’t want to open up the controversies, weaknesses and politics can of worms that surround the Catholic Church, especially about sex. No institution or religion made up of man/women is free from them from the parishes to the Vatican. As far as Jesus, he wasn’t Catholic or any denomination, and probably unlike Canon Law, I was taught he was forgiving…”Forgive them, they know not what they do.” And I’m sure he could find someone like Griffin in his fold who has tried to be a healer, whether as a… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Rose. Sorry to disagree with you, Rose, but I need not to be patronized, with all due respect. I have enough education on my plate in both Theology, and genersl Academics /sciences to know Jesus was of no religious denomination. That is not my point. The point is that when a priest takes his vows ( strictly the Roman Catholic faith), he moulds himself in the image of Christ; pure, honest, with integrity. A priest takes vows, when these vows are broken, he cannot continue being a priest, in the true sense of the word. And, I am very familiar… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Rose makes a REALLY good point. I truly think the Catholic Church could obliterate many of the problems facing it if they stopped making the priests pledge the vow of chastity. They should be allowed to be married the way ministers of other faiths are. It’s time for the Catholic Church to step up to modern times which includes embracing reproductive rights, embracing same sex love/marriage and allowing women to become priests. Pope Frances has been a welcoming voice and is making strides which might help propel the Catholic Church out of Medieval times. I am not saying this vow… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

He did for a while, Timmmy. Maurice did prove his mettle. But, somehow, somewhere along the line, Sonny gets lost in the fray.

Celia
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Celia

@Addison. Hi, Addison, That is neither here nor there, with all due respect. Do you think I stand for everything the Catholic Church preaches? Obviously, both you and Rose missed my point. I am not sure why Rose was compel d to open this ‘can of worms’, as she calls it. It seems to me that she actually stirred those worms, not mine. I simply made an observation to the wrongly written dialogue and ideology of a supposed priest and his Church. The writing is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, without factual standing. You are absolutely correct….it is shameful what goes on… Read more »

Toni I
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Toni I

It was one of Maurice Benard’s finest performances. When he broke down in front of Carly and Michael I could feel Sonnys emotion and pain. Their reaction was also very real. The look Carly gave Sonny as he left the church tore at my heart. How can they ever come back from this. I hope the writers will make it happen. I hope Carly will open her heart again. As for Sonny, he bared his soul and I think he will always take some of the blame for the death of his son just because of his violent lifestyle. He… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

OH dear God, I cannot be the only one who thinks Maurice was just phoning it in and mugging it up for the sake of an Emmy reel.
He is dragging the show down and needs to take a long vacation. Hell, I will pay for his ship fare.
Sonny just needs to do like a sheep herder and get the flock out of here.

AJ
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AJ

phoning it in, I don’t know what performance you watched but it is very rare that actors leave me in tears. Maurice performance was so emotional all and raw that you would almost think he lost his own son in a such a violent way. Maurice deserves to get an Emmy nomination next year he has done some great work

Celia
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Celia

Love that last sentence there.
You are so right, Addison. Why are the writers stretching Sonny’s scenes, situation, whatever one wants to call it?
I am also tired of his somnambulistic ‘limbo’; on both the threshhold of half dream and half reality.
This torture, displayed by Sonny, does not the heart move. It did at first, but now, it is passe and I find myself in deep ennui. He just does not generate patois, at this point. After all is said and done, he is still SONNY!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I think Paul is responsible. He blew the case on Julian in court because Ava was blackmailing him with knowing he was the hospital killer. Now that the information is out and he’s in prison, what perfect way to both get back at Ava, and right the wrong of destroying the case against Julian and letting him walk free, than to plant a bomb to kill him? By the time Paul was captured, he realized that his actions crossed the line and he hurt so many people. This could have been his final act to try and correct some of… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Paul is one of my guesses too that I posted above. But I’m also leaning toward a Nell connection…

Steve
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Steve

Yes, Maurice was at his finest during these scenes. And of course we have the predictable outcome of Sonny not being directly responsible. During the funeral and so far this week, budget cuts are showing on air. First, no day-players as seat fillers plus the absence of Lucas, Valerie and TJ from the funeral. A throwaway line from Bobbie mentioning Lucas & Valerie working might have helped. I gather Ryan C is no longer on the show and Brytni S is now recurring. Other noticeable cost saving measures — the one table restaurant (Scott/Ava/Kiki/Dillon), lack of extras and especially the… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

WHEN you don’t respect the format that changed the face of primetime forever..you get chips with no dip..dip with no chips..et.al.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

On the other hand I’m not enjoying gray beard Franco..it’s creepy and makes him with Elizabeth seem cringe inducing..now Valentin..it’s like he kept all his little boy naughtiness and wrapped it up in one mesmerizing adult..he could romance anybody and make it wanna be you..Even Monica lol..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I absolutely hate the way Franco looks. Wish Roger Howarth could see him as we do. And cringe, I do,everytime Liz has to kiss or snuggle with him . That convict guy even looked better, and speaking of, what has he got to do with Alexis?

Steve
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Steve

Violet

My theory is Frank asked Roger to grow his hair and beard to differentiate Franco from Todd. I’d bet on a clean shaven/shorter hair Todd returning sometime in 2017.

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto on Valentin.

it’s endangered acting… that’s come to life. watching the dramatic flair of VALENTIN.

loved the scene when he’s at Nina’s office… as he’s about to leave.. he tells her she’d be a good mother…..

and HE FLINGS OPEN the double doors; his arms wide… exits

gallant; read it… savor and tantalize is now on the menu

I’m caught he’s big

Patrick
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Patrick

@Violet Lemm finally… someone mentions Franco look. Roger Howarth… no matter how beloved… and ( honestly ) resting on his OLTL act… is that… done. He’s so lucky… Rebecca Herbst as Liz is on par even keel… nevertheless is coming off as an immature childlike act… that Liz does not need in her life… AT LAST Liz is stepping outside herself.. and is seeking out this relationship Franco !!!! get a makeover…. get a lift… cut your ideals… this is a big production that should not cater a nice spiked updo… with the sublime enchanting stunner Liz draws… is the… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…YOU KNOW WHAT: Sonny’s guilt, sorrow and (Boo Hoo Hoo) crying DOES NOT change the fact that Sonny is STILL a heartless, murdering, two-faced and worthless SCUMBAG!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!

Later.

Celia
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Celia

You said it, jay-jay!!
Bye.

General Hospital

GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

Photo: Pinterest/IG

Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Breaking News

Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

Photo: Getty

According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

Photo: New Mexican

The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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General Hospital

Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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