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GH’s Maurice Benard Weighs-In on Sonny Unknowingly Not Getting His Proper Meds, “I Will Say This, I Haven’t Had This Much Fun Acting in a Long time !!!”


General Hospital’s Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is being duped in a most heinous of ways. The mobster, who suffers from bipolar disorder, takes his medication to help control and stabilize his mental health.

However, on Friday’s March 29th episode of General Hospital, viewers learned that Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) has been in  cahoots with a pharmacist to doctor Sonny’s medication where he is getting a much smaller dose and the rest is filled with placebo.

Now, Sonny is beginning to act more paranoid and suspicious, and is beginning to act out in ways he might not usually display. It was in full force in key scenes between the mobster and Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright). Fans of the show were quick to take to social media after the reveal.


Many voiced their concerns for Benard, who suffers himself from bipolar disorder and in the past has had to play out these tough storyline beats for his soap opera alter-ego.

When Sal Anthony Corrente tweeted, “Not happy to see that @japastu and @MauraWest are working against @MauriceBenard. I look forward to Sonny’s recovery and vengeance in what ever manner he deems fitting,” Maurice responded back.

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The three-time Daytime Emmy-winning star shared on Sonny’s current plight: “There’s a lot of talk about what’s going on on the show. Some talk about mental health. We have to remember it’s a TV show. It can’t always be perfect. But I will say this, I haven’t had this much fun acting in a long time !!!”

Maurice is a fierce advocate for mental health and has become popular as a host with his series State of Mind, as well, that sheds light on people’s emotional struggles and more.

So, are you looking forward to seeing Sonny struggling as he is unknowingly being given the wrong does of medication? Or are you upset that GH is going there? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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So, Ava is working with Valentin? And, Valentin burnt down Anna’s house, instead of Charlotte? What does Valentin have on Ava, to get her to gaslight Sonny? Many questions!

You sound like all three of your questions are true and maybe they are except although Valentin is the worst, I’m not sure he would or could burn down Anna’s home. He was supposed to love her and that would be inhuman, the worst.

I thought Charlotte had already been cleared of setting the fire. I thought Brennan was saying he was the one responsible for burning Anna’s house down.

I don’t remember this -confession- of Brennan but it seems plausible, since he’s in cahoots with Valentin, now I’m wondering if he did burn Anna’s house down, did Valentin know at the time who did it and if he did, he’s even worse than I thought he was.

Brennan was talking in circles, so it may not have been a confession. I just interpreted it that way. If so, I would also love to know how much Valentin knew.

I personally do not like a storyline that messes with mental health medication or any medications. Any more than I do baby switch storylines. Remember, It is all fiction.

With all due respect, your concluding sentence contradicts your first sentence. It’s almost as if you are reassuring yourself.

I don’t see why anyone would want to see someone or enjoy watching someone struggle even if it is a character on a show.

What surprises me the most is Maurice Benard going along with this scenario, thinking it’s fun? Especially he, himself struggling with mental health and tries to help people on his show State Of Mind, boy talk about contradictory.

Mo probably is having fun because the other times Sonny went off his meds – it was a conscious decision on his part. He now gets to play something not knowing what’s causing it.

I don’t think Ava is in cahoots with Valentin. However, when the medication switch is eventually discovered, she’ll be the most likely subject based on her past with Morgan.

Don’t think anyone enjoys that, I don’t

The only chemistry this guy has is with Becky . She could sit there and read the phone book and you would be memorized . This is why I don’t watch rhe show because abusing one of my favorite actresses in this industry is more then I could take. I feel the same way about Case in Y&R so I dropped that just don’t get it . I guess as George Carlin use to say it’s a club and you ain’t in it

I found it bothersome that GH was using bipolar plot twist and use it to drive story w/ Maurice but if the actor himself is ok with it then I’m relieved, I just hope they don’t prolong this. As for Valentine, also not liking him turning full villain, hope there’s a twist here too, I liked Valentine w/ Anna, but there’s such a thing as going too far. And Ava, what is up with her? she’s creeping me out how she’s drooling for Sonny, how sad, she’s throwing away her friendship w/ Nina, whose also going off the wheels, damn, how sad,

The show has needed a smart villain since Victor died. Valentin is a logical choice and gets back to the character’s inception. (Helena warned how evil he could be. He shot both Nikolas and Kevin). We’ll also circle back to why he had Nora make sure Olivia Jerome was sent away for good.

His turn further to the dark side is a good sign that we’ll see Lulu awake from her coma sometime later in 2024.

Can you imagine the lengths he’ll go to,to keep Lulu away from his precious Charlotte. That girl is bad news, ever since she was a little kid.

Charlotte is more invisible than bad. Hasn’t it been a few months since we last saw her?

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George Russo to Appear on General Hospital as Carmine Cerullo

Coming up, it looks like Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) grandfather, Carmine Cerullo is headed to Port Charles.

According to casting news from the ABC soap opera, George Russo will take on the role. Russo will tape his episode next week on April 15th and will appear on the May 15th episode of the long-running daytime drama series.

If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Longtime GH viewers will recall that Lois’ (Rena Sofer) dad, Carmine, was previously showed up in Port Charles on and off from 1994 to 1996 and was played by John Capudice.

Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

Who else would you like to see attend the nuptials? Gloria Cerullo (Ellen Travolta), any other blasts from the pasts who should be present? Let us know in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Drew and Nina Get Physical; Were You Surprised or Did You Expect it to Happen?

On the Tuesday, April 9th episode of General Hospital, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) explosive relationship just turned up the heat another notch.

In story, Nina who was responsible (although she doesn’t see it that way) for Drew being sent to prison for insider trading when she tipped off the SEC, let out her feelings to him about how to get back in the good graces of her daughter, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) and Michael (Chad Duell). In doing so, she asks him for his help with it.

For months, the two have had nothing short of contentious moments, where Drew has not let Nina off the hook for what he did to him, or to his ex Carly (Laura Wright). Fast-forward and when alone in the Crimson office, Nina brings up wanting to stick it to Carly again.

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As they banter back and forth, Drew can’t figure out why he should help Nina at all with any of her manipulations. Suddenly, as he tried to exit, his shirt rips and exposes his bare chest and abs, and Nina get quite an eyeful. From there, things become physical and before you know it, Drew and Nina are making out and having their version of hate-sex.


Cameron Mathison spoke to Soap Opera Digest on the shocking turn events, sharing, “I didn’t see it coming at all. I really didn’t. I think the audience did. Cynthia did some appearances and I guess the audience was ‘You and Drew, there’s some sexy chemistry there.’ I was like, ‘Wait, what? Really?’ I didn’t even get it. So I love it that it was very unexpected. The writers saw it, too. And, I love that it’s not a typical way for two people to be … physical. I was gonna say intimate, but there’s not a lot of intimacy there. And then as soon as it’s over, it’s back to arguing and giving each other crap again. It was really cute and really well done.”

As the fallout for their office room romp will air on the Wednesday April 10th episode, just how will the two deal with the fact that they had this fiery passionate moment in the weeks and months ahead? Will this be Nina’s new plot to get at Carly to be seen with her ex? Will Drew and Nina never speak of this again? (Well, this is a soap opera, after all, that’s pretty doubtful), or is this part of a major reset for some of the characters on the canvas now that Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte are co-head writing the show?


Speaking on the aftermath of the tryst, Mathison added, “The two of them are both like, all right, let’s forget about that and move on. It’s like a weird kind of aggression attraction. There’s obviously attraction there, but I don’t think either of them expected it, and I think they’re both totally shocked and surprised by it. I think Drew gets a kick out of it whereas Nina is a little embarrassed by it.”

Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Asher Antonyzyn Shares, “I Think That If Jason Doesn’t Get Sent Away Again, He and Danny Will Have a Really Great Connection”

It is clear that Danny Morgan (Asher Antonyzyn), as of right now, has the most character traits of his father, Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). When Jason returned to Port Charles and was hiding out at the Quartermaine boat house, viewers saw that Danny wanted to help out his dad as much as he could.

When the two shared a heart-to-heart about Danny’s passions and Jason learned he is turning out to be a sort of adrenaline junkie like himself, the father and son shared a bonding moment.

‘Asher Antonyzyn spoke to Soap Opera Digest about Danny having a lot more to do in story now that Jason is back, and how it has been working with Steve Burton and where he thinks the on-screen relationship can go.

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When speaking of how Danny is drawn to adrenaline and danger like his father, Asher expressed: “I can’t keep count of all the times that people say, ‘Danny, he’s just like his dad!’ I think that if Jason doesn’t get sent away again, he and Danny will have a really great connection.”

On his screen-time with Steve Burton, Antonyzyn added,  “When Steve Burton was coming back as Jason, I was like, ‘Since Danny never really had storyline with him, maybe I’ll come back out here a lot more and be able to do that with him.’ And then it happened! So that was pretty cool.”

So, do you hope that Danny and Jason’s connection is explored further? Do you think we will watch Asher grow up and become Jason Morgan 2.0? Comment below.

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