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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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Michele
Michele

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

irene
irene

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.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Every scene is a show every show has scenes

CeeCee
CeeCee

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.

Harry 1
Harry 1

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

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

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.

Carol
Carol

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

Timmm
Timmm

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.

CeeCee
CeeCee

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

AJQ
AJQ

“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.

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

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.

su0000
su0000

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. )

Carol
Carol

your comment made me smile 🙂

Anthony
Anthony

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.

Melissa
Melissa

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.

CeeCee
CeeCee

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.

Patrick
Patrick

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’…

Patrick
Patrick

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…

Mark
Mark

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

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

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.

Harry 1
Harry 1

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.

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

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.

rebecca1
rebecca1

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.

Tristan
Tristan

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

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

Thank you…

Barbara
Barbara

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

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

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.

Tristan
Tristan

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

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

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. . . .

CeeCee
CeeCee

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

Timmm
Timmm

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

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

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…

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

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

Mary SF
Mary SF

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.

CeeCee
CeeCee

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.

Timmm
Timmm

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!

aria
aria

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.

jeremy
jeremy

Awesome Episode!!!

Rose
Rose

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.

Timmm
Timmm

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

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

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

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

Timmm
Timmm

She landed on a bag of BLT’s!

Vet from the Get (abc soaps)
Vet from the Get (abc soaps)

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… Read more »

Harry 1
Harry 1

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

rebecca1
rebecca1

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!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

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.

Timmm
Timmm

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!

Gert
Gert

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

Wil
Wil

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.

rosie c
rosie c

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.

Timmm
Timmm

Oh you can count on a bubble bath or 10!

Shay
Shay

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

Rose Chilibeck
Rose Chilibeck

LOL …Yea!! Bring it on. 🙂

Jay Trotter
Jay Trotter

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.

Josh
Josh

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.

su0000
su0000

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. )

Melissa
Melissa

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!

toscanti
toscanti

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.

cooks7570
cooks7570

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

Phil
Phil

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

Timmm
Timmm

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!

CeeCee
CeeCee

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?

rebecca1
rebecca1

As usual, Bryan Craig was outstanding. Heartbreaking.

Rodd
Rodd

Brilliant!!!

Kim G.
Kim G.

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.

rebecca1
rebecca1

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.

Timmm
Timmm

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

Mister Media
Mister Media

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!!

Melissa
Melissa

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

Alan
Alan

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.

CeeCee
CeeCee

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.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Sorry; ALAN

Phil
Phil

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…

CeeCee
CeeCee

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.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Does GH’s Margaux Have A Connection To Someone In Port Charles? If So, Who?

This week, General Hospital viewers saw that the ABC daytime drama series is teasing a potential pairing of Drew (Billy Miller) and the new district attorney in town, Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), after the two characters run into each other at a concession stand at the cancelled baseball game.

As fans of the soap genre know, Miller and Hendrickson also played former love interests on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott and Chloe Mitchell.

During Hendrickson’s first #AskGH live Twitter Q&A when asked: “Is your character connected to someone on the show?”  Elizabeth responded: “As of now Margaux is new to town … but you never know, there may be some connection that has not be revealed yet :)”

That tweet has left fans speculating if perhaps Margaux, has an ex in Port Charles, is tied to a major family in someway, or perhaps has some legal trouble past?

Recently on GH. when Chase (Josh Swickard) arrived on the scene as the new cop (following Nathan’s (Ryan Paevey) untimely death), it was later revealed that he was actually the half-brother to Finn (Michael Easton).  And as we know in the soaps, connections are usually the key to more long term success in a role, rather than being just a standalone character, but there have been exceptions.

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So, who would you like to see Margaux have a connection to on GH?  What do you think will happen with her character? Comment below.

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