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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Morgan On The Ledge In An Episode Filled With Knockout Performances!

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital was one of the best installments of the ABC daytime drama series in some time which featured stand out performances from the cast, led by Bryan Craig’s emotional and gut-wrenching performance as Morgan, who has been suffering from a manic episode after going off his meds.

Now in the darkest place imaginable, Morgan made his way to the GH rooftop and is preparing to jump off the ledge and end his life.   While he is struggling to take that one fatal leap he is joined on the ledge by a bloody Kiki.  This is all in Morgan’s imagination, but he believes this is happening right now.  Kiki tells Morgan it is his fault she was shot, because he is sick, but they can fix the situation if they jump together and end their lives.   Kudos in this part of the scene also goes to Hayley Erin who played a frightening version of good girl Kiki.

Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) after having a tense discussion with Sonny (Maurice Benard) at the hospital, just wants to wash off Kiki’s blood that is all over her hands.  In another symbolic scene, Carly scrubs and scrubs the blood off of her so hard that she ends up burning her hands.  Griffin (Matt Cohen) happens upon the scene and takes care of Carly’s hands.  She lets him know she did not appreciate being lied to that Sonny could truly walk, and that as his doctor, Griffin lied, too.   An overwrought Carly calms down for a minute and then apologizes to Griffin, and knows none of what happened with Sonny is his fault.

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Back on the hospital roof, Andre (Anthony Montogmey) finds Morgan ready to end his life.   He gets Morgan to open up about how he got to this point.  Morgan recounts … not being able to get aroused to be able to have sex with Kiki, because of his meds … wanting to prove that he is man … wanting to show his father that he is good for something and can take care of the business … but that he screwed everything up and Kiki got shot.  Andre tells Morgan to think of a happy time in his life prior to this whole bad chain of events.   He recalls Christmastime with baby Avery.   Michael (Chad Duell) who left Morgan for a few minutes to get Sonny, returns with him.  Sonny ties to talk Morgan down, but when that doesn’t work, and in a heart-tugging performance from Maurice Benard, Sonny gets on the ledge with Morgan and says they will jump together.  Morgan finally comes down from the ledge into the arms of his father.  Later, when Morgan comes back into the hospital, in another tearjerker, Carly runs to her son with open arms after realizing what has just transpired.  Laura Wright played all her scenes throughout the episode to perfection.   Morgan is now under Andre’s care, and the crisis is overted and now Morgan can hopefully get the help he so needs to live his life.

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And then there was Maura West (Ava), who delivered another sublime performance, as the mother who is praying that her daughter Kiki will not be paralyzed and will survive her near death experience for taking a bullet meant for Morgan.   Ava blames herself for all of her bad deeds that this may be payback.  She also lashed out at Paul (Richard Burgi) and promised she will bring him down if she is implicated in the arms deal.   Paul comes up with an immunity deal for Ava and gives it to Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) at the PCPD, which makes it impossible for her to be touched for any involvement with the arms deal.

Jordan tells Anna she has enough evidence to arrest Paul for what happened with Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise). Anna says she can’t do that, as then she’ll have to arrest her as well. Anna relates that if she and Paul are arrested then Julian and Carlos will get away with killing Duke. In a heartbreaking moment, Anna pleads with Jordan to give her more time, and then she’ll have plenty of people to arrest. Jordan gives Anna only a few weeks and tells her she is truly pushing the boundaries of their friendship.

And just who is Claudette?  After Maxie (Kirsten Storms) tries to propose to Nathan (Ryan Paevey) while he is on painkillers recovering from his gunshot wound received at rhe church, as he drifts off in his hospital room he says, “I love you too, Claudette.”

Finally, when Griffin gives Ava an update that Kiki is out of surgery and the bullet has been removed, he tells her Kiki is now in the ICU.   And in a hankie-filled closer of the episode, Ava gets into the hospital bed with her daughter and begins to sing her a lullaby.  While she sings, the narrative of the other storylines are also being played out, which brought together the entire episode in a dramatic and compelling way.

What did you think of the performances by the cast of GH on Friday’s episode? What did you think of the episode as a whole? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Absolute perfection. The writing was compelling and the acting left me riveted at every turn. GH is at the best in the game.

Why is General Hospital always talked about in the form of SCENES instead of stories? I think that is part of the problem with the show.

Every scene is a show every show has scenes

What a great, intriguing question, Irene. Why, indeed! We should be pressing the story; not any particular scene to carry said story.
Obviously, the story itself is lacking something. The actor is not delivering? The plot is not gripping enough?
Thus, all we are left with are solitary scenes, frozen in the moment. Again, I just have to commend both Maurice and Bryan. I guess it is because I as taken by surprise by the realism; their inspiring dialogue ….words which seemed to dance and have a life of their own. The fear in Sonny’s eyes, the paleness in the otherwise dark countenance shook me as Morgan’s tears of anguish; tortured mind imprisoned my heart.
Lest I forget Kiki…..wow! This girl’s got it !!!!!!!! Kudos. You’ve come a long at, baby!!
I cannot express with words how Laura moved me….
And, Ava’s lullaby which drifted hauntingly through the hospital’s corridors sounded like an otherworldly lament; eerie almost.

Irene, please elaborate. I don’t understand what it is you are saying here. And I want to understand.

Along the same lines: why do I lack the sense that long term, any of this, as dramatic and even as emotionally resonant as it is, makes any difference for any of these characters? That any of them will lead their lives differently, or make different decisions, or go in a different direction because of what has happened? “Character-driven” writing implies (to me, at least) that characters change and evolve in response to what they live through. Raise your hand if you think Sonny and Carly will be playing out some version of this same melodrama within the next couple of years: some family member or loved one is in some kind of peril (emotional, physical, or both) in whole or in part because of Sonny’s lifestyle and one or the other of them having “lied” to the other. Because we’ve certainly seen it happen before. Ditto Ava and her actions’ adverse consequences for one or the other of her children: she hasn’t even been on the show for that long, and I still have quite a feeling of deja vu with this latest round. (No disrespect to Maura West, who is always a pleasure to watch.) She hasn’t murdered anybody lately in cold blood, but otherwise her occasional bursts of self-awareness that she’s not Mother of the Year have not resulted in any behavioral change that I’m aware of.

The show may be no more plot driven than under Carlivati (or Garin Wolf or Guza or even Richard Culliton)—but it’s no less plot driven, either.

Excellent observation Michael (not Fairman) – I long for characters to grow… and learn!!

I have a simple answer. Because MOST stories dont have ALL good actors in them so we tend to pick out a scene with a good acting performance instead of singling out the whole story.

Exactly, Timmm. You said it much more clearly and succinctly than I have. But, that is what I meant…to the letter.

“Why is General Hospital always talked about in the form of SCENES instead of stories? I think that is part of the problem with the show.”

Irene, such a simple yet astute point and it is the main problem with the show.

GH is now written and produced for the chatter of Twitter and social media posts where a group of viewers and superfans of certain actors can pretend to be knowledgeable about acting and production and to prop their favorites. It has nothing to do with good storytelling, the kind that would appeal to a larger audience who are not die hard superfans of certain actors and want to show it and enter them in some competition & justify their existence.

We hear all the time on boards, how those two have so much chemistry and Emmy worthy etc. It’s all such nonsense. Take Franco and Liz. Roger superfans write how much chemistry they have together. They don’t and they shouldn’t. If they do it is because the characters are being ignored and therefore it becomes the actors just playing scenes like skits. It makes no sense for those to characters to be in each other’s orbits or have a friendship and if you are watching the show for the story, they don’t and if the actors play the characters true to the story they don’t. So anything we see on screen is a dupe and accepted by those superfans who just want to watch actors do things and watch scenes or skits.

The fact that these scenes are played that way is the opposite of good acting because it betrays the characters identities. Watching scenes and seeing through to the actors and rating the actors performances is not what is about and undermines the story and characters.

But this is what we have now. A show written in skit form so people can Tweet hashtags and start threads on messageboards about Roho and his Emmy worthy performances, except the guy hasn’t been nominated for an Emmy in over ten years and won only once over twenty years ago in the Younger Actor category.

Thank you Irene and AJQ, I concur. GH for me is on the same level as “The Bachelor” .. “this is going to be the most shocking moment yet!’ .. that’s all they do is try to shock us now and get us talking about the show. Yes, they behave badly, yes they’re entertaining, but do we actually really CARE about any of these characters? Not when GH’s main priority is giving its “pets” Emmy reels and using hyperbole to get us to tune in.

Bryan is very good… ALL the acting has been phenomenal..
However-
It’s much like being in one of those help groups or in a rehab center, watching it roll on everyday..
I can’t take much more of these bipolar physiotherapy session.. ..

( Dr. Freud and Dr. Seuss have certified me as being quite sane. )

your comment made me smile 🙂

Well I thought the episode was ok. Maura West and her scenes were fabulous. As for Sonny getting up on the ledge and saving Morgan – just more silly unrealistic writing. For me personally, a waste of my energy yelling “jump” at the tv every time Morgan and Sonny were on screen. How I wish GH could get rid of most of the Corinthos clan…but just more disappointment from the writers.

Agreed that the most effective scene was the last with Maura West’s beautiful singing to her adult daughter and flashes of other mothers and their children. Otherwise I think the praise for the episode is overstated.

Yes, exactly what, I think, Irene has suggested. Some scenes, such as Ava’s singing, bits and pieces of the episodes and of the storylines even, are appreciated versus the big picture.

rolling ; on the floor laughing

“… a waste of my energy yelling “jump” at the tv every time Morgan and Sonny were on screen. ”

the end result… in all that is GH

Sonny And Carly are always brought on to two sucker punch us… and leave us ??? barren ? wasted … suck the life right out of any and all scenes and put their stamp and kibosh on interest

There’s Sonny… up and at em… long forgotten the wheelchair … as his machismo took hold and Sonny amped up the whole church; therein; at the hospital… ready to leap … those stealy eyes and hand signals…. look ! he’s not knee locked , in hiding

Carly on the other hand ! ??? she’s brought in to the WSB espionage .. to wrangle and proclaim…. “I’m a mother” My son is not on right” blah, blah, blah

as she’s in the hospital bathroom… scrubbing her skin till she bleeds internally and the good STUDLY doc… griffin… cleans her up

it’s not like as was mentioned… there was blood shed ??? !!! yeah, Kiki is down… Morgan… is loudly nutting up…

the wedding was a snore fest… rather embarrassing… unfold… what’s to celebrate about Julian and Alexis… who wears the pants in this HOT HARD mess

I certainly didn’t get a feel of all of Port Charles coming together to wedded bliss this eternal ….. supercouple… what would have made it fun… had Alexis let go and gotten hysterical… if any one should have been shot dead… COLD… and would have reverberated FOR ALL of PORT CHARLES… would have been Sam

Carly and Dr. Griffin : I thought… NO WAY.. they cant go down that road again ! I thought for sure Carly and the doc were going to horizontal bop right their in the hospital…. as she’s so… “lost” that her family is barely hanging on… be it truth, nutting up.. stabilized and well just boring

Why does GH continually soil the men of Port Charles with Carly stain… don’t do it

it was all so sugar coated with melodrama… cliffhanger ends… with Sonny at the elevator… Carly standing away from him forward… and to her right… Michael in a chair.

THIS IS IT? this is … what J and S prompt… craft… pen to paper script ?

what’s exciting and interesting about anything… it all left off with the Corinthos’…

not once… under water… did Lulu put up a fight and or struggle… she just sank

came up for air… about 5 times.. and sank right back down

thank goodness she was wearing red

it was a lame reunion… Emme Rylan going make- up less… wow she is a wisp of a thing…

or is it? what ??? ever happened to Valerie? wasn’t she pregnant? or was it just played she thought she might be? I’m so disappointed and STILL WAITING FOR A LAURA STORYLINE, where she’s NOT trotting out .. angst filled for what Nicholas , Liz, and Lulu are going through…. Gawd… I hope whatever is in the Helena Cassadine will… lifts Laura up and at em… GET A LIFE Laura… she’s been back , contracted, since; June 5, 2015… thats roughly 8 months ago… correct me if i’m wrong

I really hope there is something on the horizon for Genie Francis… in that Helena Cassadine will… GIVE HER A JOB, NIcholas !

GH needs to stop assuming that Laura is the epicenter of all that’s good and right for the world…. this ruins her character…

ok i’m all over the place…back to the sonny and carly show

GH WRITERS ???? REALly ! It really crossed my mind.. that if GH is going to continue to feature mot story; mob ties; mob entanglement

I’m not feeling their writing…

Yes, I agree that Friday’s episode of General Hospital was excellent and it was definitely filled with Knockout Performances from the cast!

Why couldnt Morgan take Sonny’s hand and force Sonny to jump with him…lol…but seriously, im a long time bipolor sufferer…i have brief outburst over silly stuff, especially when i dont like something on GH but in that case bipolor disorder has nothing to do with it-just the sometimes spotty horrible writing…lol…trying hard to retain my sense of humor…horrible week-not GH-my life…my sister was in hospital with heart problem and as things were looking good she had a relapse and had ‘died’ for four minutes, but an on duty nurse just happened into her room and revived her… her adult son was in the emergency room and my cat suddenly attacked me when fixing a window and bloodied my left arm-doctor put me on antibiodics but i have had a severe headache for days and other problems so its hard sometimes t battle bipoler disorder when you you are thrown such terrible drama in your life.

Jim, I am so sorry to hear all of this. I am happy, however, to learn that your sister came back to you.
Your cat? My cat one time bit into my hand as I stupidly tried to break up a cat fight in the back yard. My hand became as large as a baseball mitt and I had to go to the ER for antibiotics.
Yes, Morgan’s bipolar story is really unrealistic and is not serving those who really do suffer from this devastating disorder.

My cat attack was like that scene in The Birds when Tippi Hendren enters that bedroom and was viciously attacked-my arm was so bloody i thought i would need a blood transfusion…i’ve become ill days later and now i must go back to be checked again.

Ah…Harry. They always say never try to break up a cat fight…between cats…or women! Ahem. 😉 But seriously…if you currently have a cat or are getting one in the future…paleeeez don’t let him or her out. So dangerous for them. Fights wuth other animals, hit by cars, fleas, etc. Statistically, outdoor cats only live about five years..indoor cats can live 20 and beyond.

Take care, Jim. I am thinking good thoughts for you.

Thank you…

The performance by all the actor was greatest Emmy worthy . I enjoyed every minute of the show the best. Keep it up.

I really enjoyed Fridays episode. It seems we are finally gaining some real traction in story. I can’t wait until Anna and Robert find out they have a son the never knew about with this new doctor. Anna must have been pregnant e hen presumed dead in that explosion all those years ago.

I do not believe he is Robert’s son. Anna’s son, yes. But not Robert’s. Hmmm.

Well maybe he’s Anna’s and the ever fertile Sonny’s, since absolutely every road in Port Charles must lead somehow to Sonny.

Except that Anna and Sonny have never slept together, of course, and the writers would never completely rewrite history for some off-screen liaison that we had no idea had taken place.

Oh, wait. . . .

Oooooo….I love that, Allen! Dr. Munro; meet your parents: Anna Devane and Robert Scorpio!!!!!!!

That would be cool. He could pass as Robin’s brother.

Ooh! I never thought of that! My first inclination was that he’s Stones’s brother. I still think that but this could be a nice twist…if he was Anna and Duke’s son! That would mean the world to Anna…

The show is overloaded with primo performers and it is about time the writing was up to their level.

Well they certainly do these emotional scenes a lot better than the action scenes. Although I am sure there were some viewers yelling at the set for Sonny and Morgan to jump– in reality they did a honest portrayal of the kind of hopelessness one feels when they are about to end it all and how distorted one’s thinking can get. Although having Saint Sonny be the one the save the day instead of the shrink was bit predictable it was a well written scene and performed with heart and honesty.

And Carly’s bloody hands were very Lady Macbeth– it is too bad it was at this point they decided it was time for the new doctor to be shirtless, the scene would have been very tender if the man wasn’t half naked– very distracting. Still holding out hope Kiki is going to be Nina’s daughter, perhaps a health crisis requiring the right DNA to fix is just around the corner.

REALLY, Mary?????? You too?????? I have been saying this for so long, I got laryngitis from it. LOL.
I also repeatedly said, Kiki will need blood and Nina is a match.
But, Mary….perhaps we should give up. Shay makes sense in saying that it’s a bit too late.
Besides, I think Ava referred to Kiki as her firstborn. I still hope, though. I’m glad you’re there, alongside with me, Mary. Later.

Sonny and Morgan love each other so I dont mind that Super Sonny talked him down. I agree with you about the shirtless doctor. It was a cheap way to give someone a thrill!

i thought the episode was a standout too, what really stood out for me though was Griffin looking at Anna at the end of the episode, what is his connection to her? i can’t wait to find out, I really like this character and the actor, and if he ends up being related to Anna that will be awesome, he could be Robins twin brother? hence the connection everyone was talking about when they were guessing he was related to Stone since he talked to sonny in his first episode about loosing someone to Hiv? i guessing here, i hope he’s teamed up with liz, i love their chemistry.

Awesome Episode!!!

Very well done by all. Loved Ava singing the lullaby. If I have any suggestion it is that they lock the door to the hospital roof.

Thats funny Rose. Maybe Nina can hire a guard to watch the roof, as well?

**********NEWSFLASH**********

Heather Weber fell off the roof of the hospital a few years ago and survived, so no need to worry…

She landed on a bag of BLT’s!

i actually enjoyed Bryan Craig’s performance. Especially since he refrained from licking his lips as he frequently does. I thought he was believable and heartfelt. Maurice was just playing himself and though not much of a stretch, his scene with Bryan was touching and sad. It got to me, and I did get teary.
Very unrealistic that a nurse or aide on any floor but especially a psych ward would un-tether a patient who is in restraints under Dr’s orders without consulting with the Doctor or Head Nurse.
I have grown to like Maura West a bit more than I have in the past and i will give credit when it’s due.But please! Hold the shrieks. every dog in my neighborhood was curious. Must Maura always chew the scenery? For me, less is more.
Anyway, at first I thought Ava might have realized her own culpability/accountability as a deficit Mother when after the scene where she shrieks at and rails against Morgan she opens up to Franco and blames herself for Kiki getting shot- After all it is she who is instrumental in Kiki having low self-esteem, blurred the boundary lines of Mother/daughter relationship and for Kiki being needy. I mean lets face it, Ava is a manipulative, cold-blooded murderess, no matter how you spin it and a very narcissistic one besides. After all she did have an affair with her daughter’s boyfriend in two incarnations, n’est–ce pas?:
. But her self- realization session with art-therapist Franco didn’t help that much because again, she started shreiking like a lunatic banshee and railed against Paul. Too much ham.
Laura Wright is a good actress-I’ve really liked her since Loving/The City-
but Carly is very annoying as well as confused. She very consciously married the mob til death do her in. She has had blood on her hands, (and head) many times and has seen her own son in a coma as a result of a gunshot wound to his head, a result of deliberate violence. So why did Kiki’s blood on her hands invoke Lady ” out, out damned spot’ Macbeth?.
What about all the bad boys and caricature mobsters in her life by choice.whose business includes blood shed if necessary. What about Tony Jones’blood after she fired a bullet into him? I guess it’s just Kiki’s sangre, a different shade of red, that elicits the Lady M in Carly.

I would really like to see Anna Devane returned to her powerful, saavy, secret agent get the job done, no holds barred, can’t be outwitted, self.
Please bring Robert Scorpio and Sean Donely back to join forces with her and kick Frau Blucher out of a once again formidable WSB and make Robert or Anna chief.
I’d also like to see Jasper Jacks back on the scene as a good guy, suave corporate raider who undoes Nicholas and returns ELQ to it’s rightful owners.
Most of all, please writers and ptb, keep the focus on and storylines radiating from the show’s namesake, General Hospital.

What a great post, ABC Vet. I agree with almost every point you made.

This will shock you Harry, I agree with everything Vet said too. Which means…you and I agree again! What’s happening?????

Lunatic banshee…lol!

Been watching Laura Wright since her days on “Loving.” She’s a treasure. The main reason I wish they would use Jackie Zeman more on “GH” is because it’s great to see them play off each other.

Its funny/sad, GH refuses to use their vets or I’d say most of them. I could agree if there was no purpose but both Monica and Bobbi have a lot of family on the show. It sucks. Another point, Maxie is a chatter box, you mean to tell me she doesnt EVER talk to her mom? DUMB!

Wonderful story telling. I empathize with Morgan. Bryan Craig has been outstanding. All of the cast is great.

The Corinthos family is a core and veteran family on GH. They’re here to stay. The episode was excellent. And it’s a daytime drama; it’s going to be over the top sometimes– it’s fun.

As a newer viewer I’m thinking how was i not watching this amazing show ages ago? Imo this is by far the best story lines and acting of any daytime soap. This episode was fantastic. Now I’m hoping for some honeymoon scenes with Julexis.

Oh you can count on a bubble bath or 10!

Oh, I so hope not, Timmmbo!!!!!

LOL …Yea!! Bring it on. 🙂

Best full week of GH in a very long time. I didn’t think anything could top the great episodes on Tues/Wed with the action/drama but Friday’s was even more amazing with so much heart. The show truly had a little bit of everything this week and it’s very rare these days in daytime soaps that you can have a complete week like GH just pulled off. Bravo to the writers, actors and directors.

I agree 100%, great week of shows from Monday through Friday. If anyone watched and you’re still complaining, then I really question why you bother watching. We got action, drama (including the hospital drama everyone always says they want to see), emotion, great acting. Bryan Craig was tremendous, Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Maura West, Richard Burgi, Finola Hughes, Emme Rylan, Dominic Zamprogna, Nancy Lee Grahn, so many great performances.

Hi Jay..
Wow! lol
I do not understand who some can see this doom and gloom as entertaining lol
So far;

We have lil’ Jake a messed up in head kid hit by a car near dead and fighting to walk again .
We have Kiki fighting for her life .
We have Nathan in the hospital gunshot wound
We have Carly scrubbing the skin off her hands
We have/had Sonny paralyzed
We have Morgan going through bipolar attacks
We have Tracy going into brain tumor or stroke
We have Lulu near dead from drowning

GH has become-
saddening, cheerless, dreary, dismal, bleak, crap!!

I have not one, not one chuckle, laugh in near 6 months, not one feel good laugh.

I do not find GH fun & entertaining, I am not entertained but being brought down by the doom and gloom that is now GH
And I see some people who like to become depressed, crying, because it’s entertaining good stuff to them.

And the talk talk talk talk talk say nothing overkill conversations that bore the bejesus outta me..
I am not happy watch, I am not smiling, I am not having a laugh or two, I am not feeling a wow after watching but more so full of dread after watching from the depressing stories..

I do not watch to become downtrodden but rather would like on the edge, suspenseful, intriguing, adventure that is entertaining in whichever direction and some good felt laughter and mystery.
..and couples with a life outside of sex and love problems and get them out of the bedroom into an energizing life, that would be different.

( Dr. Freud and Dr. Seuss have certified me as being quite sane. )

Well with everyone in the hospital at least the hospital is more of a focus for the show! Maybe ME is coming on as another doctor. Lord knows Port Charles needs them!

I couldn’t agree more, by far the BEST week for GH in a long time. It had me in tears multiple times. Kudos to the new writing regime and the fantastic team of actors.

I can’t wait till Valerie’s back on my screen. I wish Anna was the one that saved the day.

In an episode full of knock out performances it was Laura Wright’s and Maura West’s performances that stood out to me!

Yes the acting was good but there were no big surprises. There was no way Morgan was going to jump. I cannot stand him and had hoped that Heather would burst through the door and push him off the ledge! Kiki was great and Haley has grown before our eyes. Michael was smart enough to go get his dad.

Carly washing her hands was very good.

Anna and Jordan. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!

Maxie, Nathan, Nina, Franco and Mudah wrecked a decent show! No purpose for their scenes whatsoever!

Thank God we have Tracy to look forward to on Monday!

I thought Laura Wright was perfection….so credible, Timmm.
I was so confused by Hayden’s and Tracy’s cryptic conversation….were they talking about the same thing? Is it possible for the elder Quartermaine to be Hayden’s father? Wow…SISTERS!!
Tracey had her first big seizure….after her few TIA’s….poor Tracy.
Where are TPTB going with this?

As usual, Bryan Craig was outstanding. Heartbreaking.

Brilliant!!!

I’m actually wondering if the new doctor is Anna and Duke’s child that she “lost” back in the day?!

Maybe Faison and Helena had something to do with this and as Griffin grew up, he discovered he has a half sister (Robin) who has HIV, which gave him inspiration to be a doctor???

I wonder if they will put him with Liz , Kiki, or even Valerie…also, don’t forget Sabrina will be back in a few months, so she’s also a possibility for him.

Hi Kim…yes…that was my second guess; first was Stone’s brother. I posted above that I thoughtI he might be Duke and Anna’s son as well. Still inclined toward the Stone theory but being Duke’s son would be beautiful for Anna. I just dont remember if Anna miscarried…not sure I was watching back then…or if it’s plausible in the sense that their baby was thought dead but kidnapped.

I would like Griffin to be Duke and Anna’s ONLY if Duke were alive!

Loved the episode. My only reservation is the ease with which Sonny, who was paralyzed a couple of weeks ago, climbed nimbly onto the ledge with little or no effort. I thought he was recovering but not fully recovered enough to execute a stunt like that. The drama would have been heightened if he had struggled somewhat and if his risky behavior had been noted in the scene. Otherwise, good stuff! Long Live GH!!

Yes, Sonny went from 0 to 60 in under 10 seconds! Shouldn’t he at least be struggling a little bit to walk?!

Another awful episode. Carly walked around with Kiki’s blood on her hands all night? That’s sanitary. And then she goes into the doctors’ quarters to wash her hands because how else is she going to run into a shirtless Griffin. Can you say plot driven? (And the hand washing scene felt forced to me — if Carly was ever going to go all Lady MacBeth, it should’ve been for her part in covering up A.J.’s murder and lying to her son about it.) Also, Carly is married to a mobster who murdered A.J. and has committed countless crimes but the fact he lied about being able to walk is what gets her panties in a twist? I just can’t with that character…

Morgan on the ledge. Puh- lease. He’s a Corinthos — was there ever any question he would survive? And was there any doubt that Saint Sonny would step up (literally) to save the day? I’ve read Little Golden Books with more suspense.

I don’t know why Paul needed an immunity deal for Ava — the PCPD left all those crates of guns on the docks unattended for Carly to throw in the harbor during one of her fast forward worthy hissy fits so the chain of evidence was compromised and would never stand up in court.

If the Prospect Park lawsuit weren’t still an ongoing matter (it is still ongoing isn’t it?) I would guess that Griffin is the son of ALL MY CHILDREN’s Alex Devane-Marrick and Dmitri Marrick and he was struck by Anna’s resemblance to his mother.

Good one, Allen. Griffin could be Alex’s, Anna’s and yet another sister Lindsey’s ( deceased) son. If he is Lindsey’s, then he is Aiden Devane’s ( Turner) brother.
My grandmother told me that Charlotte, the sisters’s evil aunt took many secrets with her when she died. GH can do anything it wants with this history. It’s a can of worms waiting to be opened. Griffin could be related to anybody, at this point.
Nonetheless, I think you’re on to something, Alan.

Sorry; ALAN

No offense, I respect Shriner’s hospital, but I am tired of GH becoming an infomercial for the hospital. If I have to hear did you know there are 20 Shriner’s hospitals across the country one more time…

I understand, Phil. It’s too staged; too contrived; too obvious. But, I do feel for those kids whose family has zero money. This is done to incite us, the viewers to donate. We can’t really hold it against them.
As I said days ago, everyone should walk the halls of any children’s hospital and check out the suffering by the kids and family members. It is devastating.
Boston Children’s, St. Jude’s etc. hold marathons every so-often. I do not think Shriner’s has marathons. I could be wrong. Their funding is all donations….so it needs all the exposure it can get.

General Hospital

Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Interviews

A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.

 

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GH’s Evan Hofer Talks Life for Dex After Sonny’s Beatdown, Giovanni Mazza, and If Josslyn is Love Endgame

General Hospital’s Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) has been at the epicenter of Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) paranoia, which led to the beatdown of Sonny’s former right hand man.

Now, Dex is licking his wounds, and trying to move on with his life after joining the PCPD; following attempting to move away from working for the mob and under Sonny’s thumb. Problem is, Dex has a soft spot for Sonny. Meanwhile, looks like there still may be a future for Dex and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) as the two are trying to mend their once-fractured relationship.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Evan Hofer at the 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmys (in which Hofer was a presenter during the ceremonies), to discuss the current life and times of his Port Charles alter-ego.

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Evan has now gotten to see and feel first-hand what is like working in soaps and television, when you have to wear prosthetics on your face after Sonny accosted Dex at Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding reception.

Hofer recalled the experience. “Our makeup team is incredible. Priscilla, my makeup artist is just so talented. She layered silicone every day so she could control the swelling, so that way, she would have control over how it looked as it progressed and, you know, decreased, increased,” Hofer revealed. “She was incredible and very, very detailed.”

Paying a nod to actors who have to take on TV or movie roles where they have to wear complete facial prosthetics, Evan shared, “I do not envy people who wear full face prosthetics. I think my longest tape day was probably seven hours in it. I got a little claustrophobic. It does cause you to have a lack of of depth perception, which is a rough one.”

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Hofer weighed-in on if he thinks Dex will ever turn in Sonny and press charges against him for his character’s recent beatdown. “I hope he doesn’t. It’s hard though, because he loves him (Sonny) and that’s the problem,” stated Evan. “That’s what we do with people we love. It’s almost an abusive parent relationship, isn’t it? I have this theory that Dex almost feels like he deserves these things.”

Now might be the time for the GH writers to explore more of Dex’s backstory which could include a backstory of abuse. “I really would love them to. I think it’d be incredible,” hoped Evan. However, he added, “I’m just grateful for whatever I get to do every day and excited for whatever story we get to tell.  Something like The Departed – undercover with the mob- would be cool (for a storyline), and then everybody’s wondering which side I’m on the whole time.”

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Is there hope for Dex and Josslyn fans that they will still may be each other’s love endgame? Hofer teased, “I think they start spending a little more time together, but who knows what’ll happen. You never know on a soap opera. Maybe Dex’s evil twin will show up and steal Josslyn away.”

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A few months back, Evan shared some major scenes with the one and only Finola Hughes (Anna). In story, Dex admits he was going to kill Cyrus on Sonny’s orders. Hofer shared it was a big moment for him since his time being on GH. “What an honor to get to do those scenes with Finola. I had only worked with her once before and that was when Dex broke her out of prison and he got shot the first time,” recalls Hofer. “She’s all about working the scenes ahead of time, which I am, too. We got to get a lot of reps in and when we get up there on stage, she’s incredibly affecting. I’ll kind of have an idea of maybe of how the scene will go, and then I’ll just look in her eyes and suddenly I am just so in a different space that she’s pulled me into. In those scenes, having Dex feel like someone cares about him was really beautiful.”

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Recently, Giovanni Mazza premiered as Gio. In Hofer’s first on-screen scenes with Mazza, the two talk about Gio’s dad having been in the military and Dex’s experience in the Army and serving in Afghanistan.

This raised some GH viewers eyebrows to what if the two characters could somehow be related? Perhaps, brothers? Evan responded to those inquiring minds, “Oh, I don’t know. We look pretty alike. There is the military connection. I think it’ll be interesting. Those first scenes we had together were incredible. I was so excited to work with Geo. He couldn’t be any nicer really. He’s an incredible person. He’s so easy to be around. We hang out outside of work all the time, already.”

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Does Evan think there will come a day where Jason (Steve Burton), Dex and Sonny will all be working together on the same side, and thus, Sonny will have both his former henchman at his disposal?  While Hofer doesn’t know what’s coming down the pike, he expressed, “It’s been incredible to have Steve around. He’s a really wonderful man. I’d only met him on Zoom previously to him coming back.  I hope we get to work together more. We got one batch of scenes together and I hope we get to do more soon.”

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As to what GH viewers should be on the lookout for in the weeks ahead, Evan teased, “We’ll see what Joss and Dex get into, and we’ll see what happens within the police department.”

So, are you rooting for Dex and Joss? Do you want Dex back working for Sonny, or hope he stays with the PCPD? Would you want to see more of Dex’s backstory explored? Comment below.

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