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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Maxie/Anna Touching Scene! Dante & Lulu Name "Their" Baby … Connie!



On yesterday’s episode of General Hospital, the drama continued as several stories provided plenty of cliffhangers for the near future.  Plus, once again, there were some beautiful performances from Kirsten Storms as Maxie Jones, who if she does not get a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work, it will be a crime of it’s own, and Daytime Emmy winner, Finola Hughes as Anna Devane.

In story, Anna comes to see Maxie who is still in the hospital and trying to come to terms with the fact that she has given her biological daughter to Dante(Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu (Emme Rylan), who are now poised to leave the hospital with “their” new baby girl.   During the two women scene, Anna and Maxie share their sadness, in particular when Anna discusses having to leave little Robin (Kimberly McCullough)behind, when she would have to go off around the world during  spy days, and how it just broke her heart to have to keep saying goodbye.   Anna was trying to help Maxie let-go of baby Falconeri, while the two discussed much they miss Robin! It was a touching scene in the more than capable hands of Storms and Hughes!

Later, Dante and Lulu still have not given a name to “their” baby, and when Anna stops by to see the new little bundle of joy, she also brings her a gift.  Anna also tells the couple to name their daughter after something or someone meaningful!

Elsewhere, Sonny(Maurice Benard) is not taking his meds, losing his cool, and falling further and further into emotional trouble.   After finding out about AJ (Sean Kanan),  and being hounded by reporters outside his house and punching one out, he comes inside where Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) is trying her best to deal with him.   Enter Dante and Lulu, who bring “their” new daughter to it’s grandfather, Sonny.  And in another touching moment, as the baby sits in the arms of Sonny, Dante and Lulu reveal they have named the little girl … Connie! 

So GH fans, what did you think about the choice of the name of Dante and Lulu’s baby? All for it, because you can foresee what may happen next?  Or, against it?  If so, what would you have named the little girl? And. what did you think about the scene between Maxie and Anna? Well-written? Hankie moment?  Share your thoughts below!

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If Kristen Storms does not get any Emmy nom it will be ludicrous !!!!

I would have given Connie as the middle name !

I agree and am keeping my fingers crossed that Kirsten gets an emmy nod and win! I was also thinking that Connie could have been the middle name. After all, neither Dante nor Lulu were close to Connie. I think Connie’s middle name was Louise which would be cute seeing that there are a lot of Spencers with an “L” name.

Her name shouldve been Louise…Great grandma Leslie(who shouldve been at the hospital), grandma Laura, mama Lulu, and baby Louise but what heartache when they all find out the baby girl is really Maxis and Spinnellis…scene should be a real tearjerker when Dante and Lulu find out she isnt their daughter…maybe in Nov. sweeps!!!

Kristen and Bradford both deserve an emmy…their scenes at the hospital were unbeatable…imho!

Agreed! Kirsten has been fantastic. Her scene with Anna was just wonderful. Loved the layers in the dialogue and the performances.

And Ron surprised me again. I was sure that baby wouldn’t get a name until she was back with spixie. Nope, gh kept me on my toes again.

I wouldve named her Damianna after her father…kidding…im cool with Connie until her true parentage is revealed to all probably during Nov. sweeps…still hoping Sonny goes off the deep end and kills Olivia…Diane and Kevin could claim temporary insanity so Sonny will avoid prison…LOL!!!

Kirsten Storms as Maxie and Bradford Anderson as Spinelli have been the acting powerhouses of this “baby” story line, giving Emmy-caliber performances which have given the needed heart, integrity and emotional intensity to this story. Wonderful work!

And, of course, Finola Hughes is a gem, always bringing depth and real emotions to her scenes!

And who can resist watching a handsome man holding an infant – and when that man is seen doing in the midst of an emotional crisis – even more heart-warming. Touching scene with Mo and baby “Connie.”

I predict theyll win a much deserved emmy next year, and the show as well!

I don’t always credit Maurice with being a great actor, but that split second yesterday, when they told him the baby’s name, his reaction was priceless. I think all of soapdom uttered a collective, “awwwwww”….

That was a great moment…

Agree completely Deb!!!

Yep! It was a pure moment. Fabulous acting.

Loved the Maxie/Anna scenes! Has anyone else grown to dislike Sonny as much as I have??? I used to WORSHIP him and now I find myself just FF through his scenes. He’s SOOOO melodramatic and over the top (even when it isn’t related to his bi-polar disorder). The only scenes l enjoys of his are when he is bantering with Alexis. What happened to my Sonny from the 90’s? UGH!

Finola Hughes is a treasure trove for GH. Be it gentle and nurturing or tough and kick-ass, she brings it every single time – like a boss!

I usuaklly grimace at switched-baby and dubious parentage storylines, but the actors here rock it, particularly Miss Storms. Just please let there be resolution before Christmas!

Kirsten and Finola were/are fabulous!!! I would also add that Bradford was incredible too! However this is about yesterday’s episode, which was just incredible! Kirsten and Finola are two of my top 5-10 actors on GH! If Kirsten, Finola and Bradford don’t get Emmy’s for this work… they will have been robbed! Kirsten especially has been stellar in every scene and your heart just goes out to her… I just want her to have little Georgie for her own so badly!!!

I love when we get to see Finola/Anna more and when we get to see the many sides of her… she is strong, intelligent… formidable and beautiful and righteous about the people she loves!!! She is and always will be a character that I love to watch! I love her as the Commish and former spy… but I also want to see her with Emma, Patrick, Duke and Maxie and everyone she cares about! The scene with Maxie was awesome and everything I was hoping for! She is a loving godmother and they were so sweet and heart wrenching together!!!

Kirsten’s Maxie is another character that I can never get enough of. I just love this character and love the actress. She has the makings of the next Tracy, Anna and Carly all rolled into one if they do it right. Kirsten is so talented and she can do anything they throw at her. Let’s let Maxie build and grow over the years and let her become the complex woman that I believe she will be. Don’t get me wrong she is on her way there now. She has it all… strong yet vulnerable… talented and bright and just a bit crazy and over the top!!!

I do have to mention the scene at the very end with Maurice and little Connie! Sheer perfection… the baby was supremely expressive and perfect in that moment and Maurice’s expression was absolutely priceless!!! If they got all of that aligned in one take that was incredible!!! My heart just about flew out of my body!

All in all a stellar and exceptional episode… week and storyline culmination!!! Kudos to everyone at GH for delivering exceptional work and must see TV!!! Again extra special props to Kirsten, Finola, Bradford and Maurice!!! Incredible!!! Well done!!!

1. you had me tearing up… with;

I just want her to have little Georgie for her own so badly!!!

2. The formidable Talent that Finola Hughes delivers…. is through the roof… and bam! IN to our consciousness… She gives the infinite Anna Devane… a beacon, a light.. for the audience to grab hold….

3. It’s going to be hold on to our seats time… ie: November… when… Robin comes “Home”…. My heart… like yours… LOL… leaps and pulsates…

4. ie: props to romance… on the horizon…. Nicholas and Britt… and baby makes three… and I say this… because… albeit… it’s definitely a part of Britt… and this is only adding to her mystifying take… and adding layers to her portrayal…
and WOAH… we have this new couple who … I can’t take my eyes off their shared act…. the eye contact… say so much.

I wanted to add that I love scenes like this and they are needed and add so much to the show! I know doing something like this scene is not addressing Luke and his quest and many other storylines that are back burnered at the moment. This scene brought the continuing story line moving and is setting things up but it is also one of those scenes that you need more of where you get to see two characters and actors deal with a difficult emotional issue in a sweet and simple way that let’s us see these characters being human and not just characters moving story along. This cast and especially Kirsten and Finola have the capacity and talent to make these kind of scenes truly special and true and heartfelt!

The scene with Maurice and baby Connie is another one that just makes the show and let’s us see the human aspect of the character Sonny!

I want so much more of these lovely scenes and yet they may not be fast enough or ratings grabbers… don’t understand that… since both of these scenes could be watched over again a few times because they are so touching and make you feel like you really are getting to see these characters and actors hearts and emotions!

Again well done and wish for many more like these!!!

Finola proved why she needs to be front and center on GH an as for kisten storm, wow, she really is delivering. Everyone on GH has been hitting out the park. keep it up.

Enough with the secret that Lulu and Dante aren’t the parents of Connie……. this is what annoys me the most about soap opera’s how they drag the story on forever! Hopefully Brad will open his mouth and tell someone or everyone that the baby is Spinelli’s and Maxie’s. Let’s be done with this story!

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General Hospital’s John J. York On His Health Battle & Living Life While Waiting for Bone Marrow Transplant: “Let’s Just Go One Day At a Time”

John J. York’s positive outlook on his current medical diagnosis is quite remarkable, as his approach might be one many facing the same circumstances might consider.  The beloved General Hospital vet, where he has played Mac Scorpio for 32 years, revealed last week that he is battling cancer.

The popular soap star shared that he has been fighting myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, and multiple smoldering myeloma: two blood and bone marrow disorders.

York spoke with PEOPLE about how he found out about his diagnosis, the support his wife Vicki has shown throughout, and how he lives life day to day, while he waits for an all-important bone marrow transplant.

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The actor shared what happened the moment he learned of his diagnosis: “(The doctor) was explaining all these different things and cells and all different levels and words that had, you know, 25 letters in them. And I didn’t understand. And Vicki finally came out and said, ‘Does John have cancer?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ And I’m sitting there, I’m really just like a fly on the wall, listening to him talk to Vicki because she was the one asking all the questions.  At the end of his doctor’s conversation with Vicki, York’s one question was simple: ‘Why do I feel so good?’”

Vicki and John were in the process of moving to Tennessee to be closer to their daughter, Skyler, but considering UCLA in Los Angeles as John’s treatment center.  In the end, Skyler’s husband suggested Vanderbilt University for John’s cancer center so he did not have to travel back and forth to the west coast.

Since March of this year, John has had IV chemo treatments every month, with another one coming up in September. On that, John expressed: “It is what it’s, you know what I mean? And then everybody’s gotta get their treatment. And then you go home, go about your life and you play with the kids. And here we are.”

Currently, York is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. He has been moved up the donor priority list. If anyone is interested, and you are between 18-40, you can join the registry here

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York shared how Vicki is coping with what’s ahead: “Yeah, she’s scared, but believe it or not, I really kinda wasn’t because I feel great. Personally, I feel like it’s in God’s hands. God’s will be done. It’s gonna work out okay, one way or another. I’m either gonna survive or I’m not. And life goes on and things are gonna be okay for everybody… Let’s just go one day at a time.”

Share your well-wishes, and support and love to John, as he goes through the next phase of his health battle and let’s hope a bone marrow transplant donor is found for him soon. After all, we all want to see Mac Scorpio return to Port Charles, but more importantly, we all want John to feel better and beat this.Comment below.

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Billy Miller’s Mother Issues Statement On His Passing

Patricia Miller, the mother of the late Billy Miller, has come forward and issued a touching statement on the tragic death of her beloved son at age 43.  The statement was shared by Billy’s longtime manager, Marnie Sparer, via social media.

Billy was best-known for his performances as Richie Nowack on All My Children, Billy Abbott of The Young and the Restless and Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital, as well as countless primetime roles.  Throughout his career, Miller took home three Daytime Emmys for his work.

“I would like to share the following thoughts,” Patricia began. “I want to personally thank the many fans & personal friends for the overwhelming amount of love, prayers & condolences sent to me and my family on the devastating death of my beautiful son BJ – Billy Miller.”

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Patricia continued with these sentiments, as she wanted to clear up any misinterpretations on this death: “He fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years. He did everything he could to control the disease. He loved his family, his friends and his fans but in the end the disease won the fight and he surrendered his life. The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t. We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support.”

The soap world as well as Billy’s family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues are in deep mourning for this talented man, who was gone too soon.

Share your thoughts, and send your condolences to Patricia Miller and the rest of Billy’s family, via the comment section below.

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Billy Miller Remembered by His GH and Y&R Co-Stars As They Share Grief on His Passing

UPDATED: On Sunday, longtime friends and co-stars of actor Billy Miller took to social media to share their remembrances and sorrow on the passing of the three-time Daytime Emmy-winning star.

Miller passed away on Friday, September 15th as first reported and confirmed by Michael Fairman TV.  While the official cause of death has not been revealed, it has been related to the press by his management that Billy was suffering from manic depression.

Billy played Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on General Hospital from 2014-2019, and prior to that won 3 Daytime Emmys for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 2008-2014.  He started his soap career on All My Children in the role of Richie Novack back in 2007-2008.

Below are just some of the tributes pouring in for Billy:

Eric Braeden: “We lost BILLY MILLER! It saddens me deeply! He was a very gifted actor! Amelia(Victoria) and I took him to dinner one evening while he was in tough negotiations, and I remember telling him to reconsider, because rarely is an actor given a part that describes him almost perfectly, and to not make the mistake I had seen some actors make over my 60’years in the business, that they are indispensable! Once an actor thinks that or is told that by some sycophants, they step onto a slippery road…usually to oblivion! “BILLY BOY” was not only a damn good actor but a nice man! May he rest in peace and meet up with KRISTOFF in the BEYOND, ‘the undiscovered country from whose bourn no Traveller returns “ and tell each other jokes! They were both loved by their colleagues!”

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Melissa Claire Egan: “My beautiful friend. I love you. I’m so sad. And I’m so sorry.”

Chrishell Stause: “Still processing this. Too many feelings, but you are gone too soon and I’m so happy I got to work with you all those years, but also call you a friend. I hope you are at peace now ”

Jess Walton:RIP to my precious Billy Miller. You were and ARE  much loved by all of us who knew you”

Daniel Goddard: “The world is going to be just that little bit more dull without you in it… you had that “it” factor that lit up every room you were in. Rest In Peace Mate ”

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Nancy Lee Grahn: “So very sorry to hear this very sad and unexpected news. I would like very much for my beloved General Hospital to have no more of it. #RIPBillyMiller

Eileen Davidson: “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. I’m gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”

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Jason Thompson” “I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented. Light and love to his family and friends.”

Brad Bell: “Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor. Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”

Stephen Nichols: “Sure gonna miss you, man.”

Finola Hughes: “Billy … far too soon … peace be with you”

Kin Shriner: “Very sad to hear about Billy Miller I so enjoyed his time on @GeneralHospital He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all !RIP Billy”

Jon Lindstrom: “Billy was gifted. He was also good-natured, smart, funny, and always impressed me as a great friend to those close to him. He didn’t blink when I asked him to put on this shirt to help raise up the marginalized artists in our industry. He always seemed to have his heart in the right place and I always laughed when I was around him. #FlightOfAngels#RIP #BillyMiller #bereft”

Frank Valentini: “I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing. On behalf of the entire (General Hospital) family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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Elizabeth Hendrickson: “Today I should have been sending you a Happy Birthday text BJ. Truth be told i hated calling you BJ but that’s what your closest friends /family called you. I eventually caved. The last couple years we kept in touch through birthdays and monumental moments or when we wanted to vent about “ work”. You gave me a lot of advise. When i understood it always mumbling your words. We always joked about that.
We didn’t text or talk often. But I’m glad the last couple times we did, we had a great banter like we used to. I knew that we always held a special place in each others hearts, no matter what. You were such an amazing friend to your inner circle. They were your family. You would do ANYTHING for them. That’s who really were. As loyal as they came. I’m sad and yes, mad at myself that I wasn’t being a better friend, checking in more often because I was thinking of you recently. I was. I hope you know that we are all here now texting each other, sending pictures and sharing memories of how fucking AWESOME you were. This hole in my heart will never be filled. Goodnight, sweet Billy.”

Scott Clifton: “This is not fair. We deserved so much more of him. Rest in peace, Billy. You’re immortal now.”

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Coby Ryan McLaughlin (ex-Shiloh, GH): “Man… this sucks. Billy and I played on GH together for nearly a year. He was intense, focused, cool and kind. He knew the hamster wheel that I was about to start spinning on all too well, and always made himself available to help the new guy….. Rest easy, man…

Michael Muhney (ex-Adam, Y&R):  “Billy, My fellow Texas brother. You lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensity onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private. We recently shared work on an Apple series, and your encouragements during and after that process, and your kindness over the years are now but a few of the things I’ll hold on to as warm memories of you. What a big heart you had. You were bigger and braver and bolder than this life. You were legend. There is no landing to this final cliffhanger, the wings you’ve spent your lifetime earning have carried you up to that wonderful place in the sky. Happy Birthday Billy Miller.”

The Young and the Restless:The daytime community mourns the loss of Billy Miller who graced Y&R with his talent for many years as Billy Abbott. Our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.”

Kathleen Gati: “I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news.#BillyMiller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague  @GeneralHospital Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.”

TK Weaver: “Devastated. Hard to find words. You always gave me such good advice. You were always there for me. You were an amazing person. #BillyMiller I’ll never forget you. Please join me in praying for his family and loved ones.”

Greg Rikaart: Generous, passionate, fun, soulful and brilliant Billy. Can you just imagine the reunion between him and Jeanne? I can. Rest well, dear Billy

Sean Kanan: “Shocked and saddened to hear that Billy Miller is no longer with us. He was a terrific actor and always kind when we would see each other. I pray that his family and friends find comfort and peace during this unimaginably difficult time. #BillyMiller #YR”

Share your remembrances for Billy Miller and his work and performances on Y&R, GH and AMC below.  But first, check out Michael Fairman TV’s interview with Billy following his Daytime Emmy win for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2014.


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