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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nathan Is Laid To Rest In Tearjerker Episode Honoring The Men And Women In Blue

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As we head into the new week, General Hospital fans  are still recovering from shedding many tears on Friday’s emotional and beautifully executed episode centering around the funeral of Detective Nathan West (Ryan Paevey).

GH should definitely have this installment at the top of their list for next year’s 46th Daytime Emmys race as a contender for their Best Drama Series submission, because all the elements (writing, directing, technical and performance) come together in a moving tribute to those dedicated and fearless men and women in blue, who put their lives on the line every single day.

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The traditions of a fallen police officer were carried out in dramatic and true fashion from the very beginning of the episode when the PCPD gathered together at the station in their dress blues to attend Nathan’s funeral.  Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) recites the events what transpired which led to Nathan’s death.  His name is added to a plaque of other fallen officers.

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Maxie (Kirsten Storms) is trying to cope with what is ahead for the day, and when Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Mac (John J. York) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) head out to the funeral service, Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) stays behind, and in a major tearjerker moment tells Maxie he has a gift from their daughter, Georgie …  a hug.  Once alone, Maxie crumbles to the floor where she is greeted by her late sister, ghost Georgie (Linze Leatherman).  It’s Maxie’s sister that gives her the strength to get to the service, and to prepare to say goodbye to her husband.

At GH, a guilt-ridden Griffin (Matt Cohen), can’t help feel responsible about losing Nathan, since he was his patient.  Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Anna (Finola Hughes) attend the funeral with him.  When guests arrive at the church, it is Nina (Michelle Stafford) and Liesl (Kathleen Gati) who are trying, each in their own way, to get through Nathan’s service.  Once everyone is seated, and in another hankie-inducing moment, Nathan’s casket is brought into the church by a procession of police officers, led by his best friend, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).

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When Nina gets up to speak about her brother, and what a good man he was, that is juxtaposed with Nathan’s loved ones coming up to his open casket.  Nina asks everyone to share stories of her brother to keep him alive in their hearts.

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In another heartbreaking moment, a grieving Nina puts some coins into Nathan’s pocket in his dress blues jacket in the casket.  It symbolized how he helped others who did not have money and would give them coins, because he was just such a giving man.  Michelle Stafford delivered throughout an exquisite performance that anyone who has a brother or a sister could relate to

Next when the funeral moves to the gravesite, Dante and Valerie (Brytni Sarpy) fold the United States Flag in Nathan’s honor.  During it, Dominic’s Zamprogna’s voice is heard reciting a beautiful poem about a fallen hero and officer. Then in yet another hearttugger, Dante presents the flag to the grieving Maxie. Those in attendance pay their respects, and just by the sheer power of the emotions registered on the actors’ faces, and without dialog, viewers realized just how powerful this cast, this ensemble, truly is.  Alone, Maxie tells Nathan she will always love him, and places the bloodied photo of the ultrasound of their unborn baby on the casket.  Nathan is lowered into the ground.

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Meanwhile, at the Floating Rib many are grieving the loss of Detective West.  Spinelli starts to sing “Danny Boy” in his honor and is joined by Amy (Risa Dorken).  Back at the gravesite, in another beautiful touch to the episode, Maxie sees Nathan with her sister, Georgie, and they leave for heaven together.  Maxie is heartbroken.  Lulu (Emme Rylan) comes up to Maxie out of the distance and says how sorry she is, and Maxie is not having any of it, and blames Lulu for Nathan’s death.  And, let’s not forget Peter (Wes Ramsey) attending the funeral services too, and the secrets he keeps.

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As for Kirsten Storms, the reason everyone falls in love with Maxie and cares for her is because Storms makes her so relatable. Kirsten delivered a nuanced performance throughout as the expectant mother and widow that broke our hearts.

So, what did you think of Nathan’s funeral episode?  What did you think of the performances? Which moments made you cry? Comment below!

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su0000
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su0000

I FF through the whole episode..
most ridiculous thing ever.. devoting an entire episode to a funeral of a character that wasn’t even a vet star.

I have box picture in bottom FF bar so could see what was on screen and I actually FF never stopping.

It is crapola having an entire episode of a feel-good fun enjoyable entertaining funeral that the rating numbers are dropping and dropping.
ahaaa! FAIL! LOL
GH had best clean the writer house before it’s too late.

su0000
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su0000

If I had written Nathans exit.

Maxie would have fallen asleep and found herself in heaven with Nathan.

He would be consoling Maxie, telling her the things she needed to hear to carry on..

there would have been sadness that turned into heartfelt smiles and love.
A deeply heartfelt sweet loving goodbye..

Not a dreadful depressing funeral.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh su000, I felt so guilty during this episode. I knew I was supposed to feel sad, but I was strangely unmoved. I never made the leap to the “big picture” about real cops dying on the job, which is always tragic. Adding Georgie to the mix was, I guess, a good move but we’ve seen it before. And besides the guilt, I kept thinking that, with that goofy haircut, Spinelli actually looked sexy. Not exactly the mood the writers were going for.

Sue M.
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Sue M.

Grumpy

Celia
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Celia

I must say, su, that I don’t like going to funerals, either…..Nathan’s struck a very painful chord for me….it was personal. I put myself in Liesl’s place….never fails with me. If I smell certain baby ‘odors’ ( such as lotion and/or new Pampers) wafting my way, the scent will stir my emotions, taking me to another place and time….I burst out crying. No stopping it. The funeral was not sad to me….it wasn’t real, we all know that. For me, it was the reality of performance by all the cactors/actresses/character. It was the out-of-this-world heartrending, woeful faces expressing agony through… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Su, I have not been watching long, but who we saw was Georgie, Maxie’s deceased sister…..Maxie named her daughter after her. I have had dreams of older relatives, and each one was young…..never dreamt of them as elderly. It’s a phenomenon for me. I asked members of my family and they said the same thing. A few days ago I had a dream of my recently deceased Great-grandmother……she had her back to me. I knew it was her….don’t ask me how….but, I could see her long, blond hair, undulating down her back. Thus, I knew that she, too, was young.… Read more »

Sheri
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Sheri

I think perhaps it’s time you move on to a different soap and save your fast forward finger the aggravation. You TOTALLY missed the depth of this story line. With cops being killed nearly daily, it gave a birdseye look into the ceremony and agony felt be not only family members, but also the family of comrads in uniform. If you really fast forwarded through this, then I truly pity you. You missed some amazing drama and performances.

Ces
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Ces

well Said Sheri!
This was an EXCELLENT episode regardless if the character was a vet or not. Fans love Maxie, fans love Nathan and GH did a fantastic job through this beautiful ceremony.
Kudos to GH
Sorry SU you missed a fantastic episode if you really FFWD thru it.

Sue M.
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Sue M.

I agree with Sheri!! Very emotional episode!!!

JK
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JK

AMEN!!!!!!!!!

Lew S
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Lew S

Sheri, I totally agree with you. EVERY soap and continuing night time dramas have episodes dedicated to funerals. Unfortunately, they are a part of life and there ain’t nothing pretty about them. Some people you can never convince.

su0000
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su0000

Hi Soaphound .. As I was FFing through it I had to stop to see who the new girl was.. It was Maxie’s dead baby.. Now I know a secret of death and heaven; We age in heaven !!.. didja know that ? Now, I feel sorry for the people that died in their 70-80, they must be getting as old as dirt. Aging in heaven isn’t cool .. LOL ohh no! you ”didn’t feel bad” hmm you were supposed to cry with snot nose and be depressed for a day or 2, all for your entertainment enjoyment, sigh. The… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

The “dead girl” was Maxi’s sister, Georgie, who was a beloved character (and should never have been killed off). She makes sporadic “ghostly” visits to Maxi whenever Maxi is in a dark, emotional place. Maxi’s daughter with Spinelli was named after her.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Sheri, its rude but what she says gives a spark so she got what she wanted. Like I always say, if you have so much disdain for the soap, TURN THE FREAKIN CHANNEL!

Harry
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Harry

Yes, Rebecca is right, Suoo. Maxie’s little sister Georgie was murdered in the park by a serial killer, and Maxie named her daughter after her. That’s probably why you were so confused as that occurred before your time. The funeral was well done and realistic but then I kept having to remind myself that Nathan was killed by a cartoon villain and what led up to it was a bunch of plot driven crappolla. But I will say that the funeral really underscored what a talented group of actors we have on board. Dante really got to me–he is so… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwww Now you hurt my feelings lol

su0000
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su0000

Rebecca1 and Harry..
thanks for the info on Georgie ..
Now I know 🙂

Harry
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Harry

I am afraid I have to stand up for Miss SUOO. Back in the days of Ron Carlivati it was I engaging in all the griping and it was she who was doing all the cheerleading. I had folks tell me essentially to “love it (GH) or leave it (change the channel)”. Folks should get to complain without being told to change the channel or to shut up. I’ve always been steadfast on this point whether I am the one doing the cheer leading or the one asking for a slice of cheese to go with my whine.

Steve
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Steve

Overall, a nicely done episode. Storms was outstanding. John York says so much with his facial expressions and body. Even though I’m not a fan of their characters, Stafford & Howarth’s little glance was fitting given their past history.

Leathernan was pleasant surprise, although the final send off was reminiscent of AJ’s walk up the stairs with Emily.

Oh, and yes, we’d like to forget about Parking Lot Peter. No validation here.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I agree about Michelle and Roger – their characters have never fit into the fabric of Port Charles no matter how many attempts the show makes to integrate them. But they are terrific actors, and that moment was meaningful. I’m not heartbroken over Nathan’s death, even though this was a very heavy episode. The character never clicked for me. But it’s funny that you mention Emily and A.J., because, just like Georgie, they should never have been killed off. GH has a terrible history of firing veteran actors and killing off core characters while letting ones like Franco, Nina, Peter… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

The only time Nina and Franco seemed to work was when they were a couple. Two damaged souls trying to make a better life. Unfortunately their acting styles didn’t gel and the performers asked to break up the couple.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree about having killed off the vets; they shouldn’t have. But, please, when saying Franco and Nina “never fit in” or the “only time they worked” realize that it is subjective. While I acknowledge that those characters haven’t worked for some they have worked for me and others. Love them both.

As always, characters and stories are subjective.

Harry
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Harry

Rebecca, of course every thing we state here in the comment section is subjective. It’s just our opinions and no one is right or wrong.
I think we don’t need to add the JMO because it goes without saying that it’s just our opinion to which we are all entitled.

Harry
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Harry

Parking Lot Peter? HA! Very clever, Steve.
I am afraid I have to agree with you about Franco and Nina.
They are square pegs still trying to fit into those round holes.
Didn’t Franco look foolish sitting in the front row of the funeral? Even he had a look of embarrassment on his face was if to say,”Why am I here, and how did I get here?” In fact, he always seems to have that look on his face.
And I love Roger Howarth but Franco is just not working for me.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I think there’s a diffference between saying “in my opinion” than saying “fans don’t like” or “the writers aren’t listening to “us” etc. Of course we all have our own opinion. At the same time, sometimes it’s assumed we’re all on the same page (no pun intended) when we’re not. So, once again, agree to disagree. As for Franco, he is basically Dr. O’s only friend. She adores him and he’s quite fond of her. So, his seating(don’t recall him in the first row) but he’d be there for her as well as Nina (since they were once engaged). And,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Amen, Harry!!!……GH’s overly-obvious efforts to shoehorn Franco and Nina into every possible scenario that goes down in Port Charles has more than worn thin. They simply don’t work…period. I have nothing against RoHo…I think he has bent over backwards to attempt to make his Franco palatable and viewer-friendly, but all the machinations incorporated by the showrunners to reinvent this fatally-flawed character have been an epic fail. On the other hand, Nina was just a bad idea from day one…she should have lasted for maybe all of five minutes and then be gone, but because she was played (make that over-played!)… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

to clarify…the post below my response to you, above, Harry…

luisa
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luisa

I wouldn’t have kill him off. Even though he never really had a storyline

Yvonne jac
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Yvonne jac

It was a beautifull service and Nathan will be missed. I know he wanted too move on but maybe one day he will return too Maxie

Cindy
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Cindy

This episode was beautifully done. GH should be proud.

Mateo
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Mateo

I am going to say this…even if I get hell for it. I will say that the stories on GH as of late have been rather tedious. All the attention to that certain character has put me in a dour state with GH. But they have given some good episodes since last week. When they killed off Nathan, I cried. A few tears. I realize he wasn’t a central character. I realize that the best part of Nathan was on a visual level. (Ryan Paevy – so beautiful, that’s all I can say) BUT on Friday…all my faith was restored… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“… You’ll notice that a certain character was no where around and the show was LIT. It was brighter than it had been in a long time. It goes to show that when you give everyone a chance to shine ” Absolute – The Corinthos Clan are dull… are so replete with nothingness … if that can be heard. just lack so much . so YES… to the wonderful posts who are highlighting and featuring the REST OF THE CAST complete or fait accompli. always coming in 2nd or supporting THIS has been absolute magical stuff. YEAH I cried. not… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

”Replete with nothingness”…….Thank you, Patrick! That says it all about the Corinthos Clan…and many more in Port Charles, as well!!!! The highlight of this special GH episode was most definitely the absence of Sonny, et al….not to mention, Alexis!!!!

Lana Jones-Edwards
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Lana Jones-Edwards

I totally agree! I sobbed. I watched it twice (which I NEVER do) and I didn’t even care that much about Nathan. But the minimal dialog, the attention to detail, the respect paid to public servants, the performances……..we’re all simply outstanding. I’ve watched soaps for 40 years. This was one of the best episodes I’ve seen.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Great post, Mateo.

Alan
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Alan

Michelle Stafford was heartbreaking and I thought Kathleen Gati played her grief in a beautifully understated way as the mother who was always on the periphery of her son’s life. Maxie just left me cold — I’ve never gotten the appeal of the character. I would’ve preferred the show to have dropped that Spinelli/Amy duet for more heartfelt eulogies but was pleasantly surprised that Sonny and Carly didn’t make an appearance to upstage things with long winded speeches about their understanding of Maxie’s pain since they lost their own hero Morgan a year ago. I also found Britt and Madeline’s… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Budgets are tight, and they can explain Britt and Magda being in prison. No need for Donna Mills to ever appear on GH again. But how about Maxie’s cousin Lucas? Glad we got Bobbie (and the nice visual of her being there for Valerie). Ellie would have been nice, but someone had to watch the younger Georgie.

On a positive note, they did have many police extras, including the guy who has played the desk sergeant for many years.

Celia
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Celia

Beautiful post, Alan…..again, I agree with your observations, as usual….especially those of Michelle’s and Kathleen’s.
Ms Stafford is so under-rated by some viewers—baffling to me, Alan. She was outrageously phenomenal ( pardon the oxymoron)… and Ms Gati? I can’t even search my brain for the most a’ propos adjective. There aren’t enough to describe her gift. For me, she is held on a higher standard than most.
The singing was out of place….perhaps if Nathan’s name had been “Danny”? Especially for two characters of whom I am not very fond….
I know, I know….it’s not the name , it’s the symbolism…..

Harry
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Harry

Ms Gati is indeed a force of nature and an unrealized brilliant talent.
However, DR O clobbered Scorpio over the head with a hammer sending him into a coma. She also kidnapped and tortured Robin.
She was Faison’s accomplice and helped him terrorize Anna and so it was hard to watch Anna console her and act almost apologetic.
It’s sad she lost her son but it’s even sadder and horrifically inconceivable that gorgeous, sweet Nathan was the product of Faison and Dr O.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee and Harry……As a huge admirer of Kathleen Gati and her gargantuan talents, I’m still miffed at her once again being largely passed over in a pivotal GH episode that would have greatly benefitted from her special gifts. Yes, as “Obrecht,” she was a medical monster ensconced in her own hellacious house of horrors, but when she morphed into the more comically portrayed “Dr. O.,” the dark humor her character brought to the Port Charles canvas was immeasurably amusing…hence whilst all of her past misdeeds couldn’t be forgiven, they were at least momentarily forgotten during those inspired moments when this… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, all I can tell you is that I was left totally bereft of any emotion save for disgust at Nina’s continued milking of her cousin’s death!!! When you consider all the selfless deeds that the character of Nathan did in Port Charles, and how many lives he touched, I found it oddly indulgent to focus upon what he was like as an offscreen youngster decades ago….that subject matter deserved maybe, and I do mean maybe, a brief mention, but the man was a husband, son, police officer and all-around good guy beloved by many characters whose life should… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Awwww…don’t be sad, be glad, CeeCeeGirl, that we can be so diametrically opposed in our thoughts on Nina and MS, yet still remain the best of friends! We simply see her through very different eyes…I honestly don’t think anything shall ever be able to change my opinion on this character….she just grates on me to no end and I cannot find any value in her presence in Port Charles——no matter what transpires!….Que sera, sera! There is so much we do agree upon…let’s concentrate on that aspect of our soapchatter! Yes, there does seem to be some sort of unsavory, longstanding… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I totally agree with you regarding Michelle Stafford’s Nina, Alan. Michelle was the epitome of composure under grief as she struggled to share her memories of the man she knew as brother, the boy whom she loved and grew up with. Herr shared memories added the personal touch that no one in Port Charles could ever possibly have known. As in real life, sometimes only one person stands to share their loss; others too shy to speak in public others too grief-stricken to utter a word. Nina’s recollections and tribute to “Jay” the man she would always consider her brother… Read more »

luvmymrman
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luvmymrman

I thought the episode was very good. I thought everyone played their characters very well. It had 2 b hard 2 play those characters 4 this episode, please writers summit this episode 4 next year emmys, it will definitely win, & Maxie, Nine & Liesel for their outstanding performances

Rhonda McAdoo
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Rhonda McAdoo

The episode was very well played Maxi made me cry with her feelings it was played out so real. It seemed so real and caring from one scene to the next! It sore does deserve an Emmy I think they played out their rolls geniality courages and so loving it was Awesome!

Rhonda McAdoo
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Rhonda McAdoo

A wonderful memorial the whole episode was perfect

Timmm
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Timmm

I, like many, take swings at the writing and the EP, BUT, today, I tip my hat, it was an award winning episode of not only for GH but a soap. They did such a great job of sending a character off, sending a fallen officer off correctly and writing decent dialogue. I also commend Frank for spending the extra money on extras to march, carry the casket and do a salute. If this were a true tragedy, thousands of officers would have come from all over the country to pay their respects. And Georgie, loved the surprise and loved… Read more »

Ricky
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Ricky

How in the world can “fans” of GH not appreciate this episode? GH has been the must see show since the new writing team took over. I’ve watched other funerals on soaps before but this is by far the best funeral. It was well written and the actors seem to really feel the pain of losing a loved one. K. Storms was outstanding as the grieving wife. M. Stafford was great as the grieving sister/cousin. And to leave the casket open during the service and the camera panning to see “Nathan” was brilliant. You could feel the pain. These so… Read more »

Rita Deweese
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Rita Deweese

I thought it was beautiful and sad at the same time but that’s every day real life made me feel ok was there

Rita Deweese
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Rita Deweese

I though the funeral was beautiful and sad but that’s every day life it made me feel like I was at Nathan’s funeral glad to be apart of it it was a beautiful ending.

Fiona
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Fiona

I cried though out the show it felt so real like he really was dead. I will miss Nathan
The show did a really good job showing respect to a fallen police officer.
I am glad they showed Nathan leaving with Georgie and Maxi got to see him one more time

Linda Scaife
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Linda Scaife

Soaps are supposed to make us laugh and cry – generally to feel all the feels. These episodes were to make us feel sad. They did their job. The writing and the acting was beautiful. The only beat I think they missed is having Nathan’s organs donated. In the scene with random guy showing up to ask about donations, Maxie said Nathan was a donor based upon his driver’s license. That was never mentioned again (at least I didn’t see it – if it was – I apologize). What a beautiful story it would have been for heart recipient Maxie… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Did I leave the room and miss something? Where the Hell was Frisco? Was there a quick mention as to why he wasn’t there?

Now that I got that off my chest, I will say it was a very, very good episode. Can’t wait for next year’s Emmys to see if alot of the awards go to the cast who were in this story and for the show itself as well as the ones who were behind the camera.

Steve
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Steve

Felicia mentioned that Frisco was tied up on a case. They should just kill off the character offscreen. It’s highly unlikely Jack Wagner will show up on GH again.

k/kay
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k/kay

JW is very busy on the Hallmark channel and FV and him are not pals! Mac has always really been Maxie’s dad and had Frisco even met him? Missed the episode the Anna mess has made me take a break but when I saw this picture of the actress who played Maxie’s sister I thought to myself the destruction of what JFP did to that show so many core characters gone.

Shay
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Shay

But of course, they mentioned the conspicuously-absent Frisco! GH never misses the chance for the far-from-perfect Felicia to tar-and-feather her ex’s character as a deadbeat, disinterested dad who is more concerned with “saving the world” than his own family’s joys and tragedies. Needless to say, it’s getting old….this would have been the optimum opportunity for a Frisco guest shot….especially since he is both a WSB bigwig and a former PCPD vet. And yet, the showrunners could not bring themselves to give Frisco fans even a brief moment of love for one of the most successful characters this soap ever introduced… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I did have to leave the room for a few moments so i missed it. I think I might have been happier hearing that no mention of Frisco was mentioned. I am really fed up at his absence every time Maxie could use her father being around. Yes, I know Mac is there and is a father figure to her but c’mon!!! Frisco is her biological father and yet he is never there when she needs him most. I agree with what Steve said; they should kill off the character.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Shaybelle, You know how I feel about Michelle Stafford ( Nina)….I am truly saddened you do not see what I see. It is what it is, n’est-ce-pas? Her talent is equivalent to Ms Gati’s, as far as I’m concerned…Nina and James ( Nathan) grew up as brother and sister… they were close; he was her little brother. Finding out they are cousins and not siblings does not change that….he is still her little brother in her heart…in her life. As Nina spoke ( on the podium) her love, regrets and rumination, I felt her grief. Out-of-this-world acting. She expressed… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I don’t rightly know from whence ‘retro’ came?? My iPad puts words in my mouth, HaHa…
I meant to say her former years…..
Off topic, Shay, but the alliance between Valentin and Peter is a real teaser. Apparently Valentin has known him since Peter was very young? Is this an ungodly alliance? Is Valentin the key to Drew’s lost years? And, Jason’s? Was he working with Faison? I mean, he did know the doctor from Russia, who followed Jason to PC. Hmmmm.

Shay
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Shay

I concur with that thought, James! If one cannot say something nice about fan-favorite Frisco Jones, then can we please not say anything at all??? It seems almost obligatory for the showrunners to take a shot at Jack Wagner and his character at least once a year, but it is just so unnecessary at this point. Whilst it appears we shall never be graced with another visit from this iconic legacy player, I still would hate to see him “killed offscreen” in order to satisfy an obvious beef that the show has with Wagner. Besides, that was already tried one… Read more »

Kathleen
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Kathleen

I feel GH has gone on a rapid downhill spiral! Should have cast another Nathan instead of killing him off! Can’t you have just one decent relationship in the show?! GH is becoming a show I could care less if I miss! Laura, her son and grandson are all gone so that’s the end of their family. Patrick and Robin and daughter too! Robin comes back once in awhile, which is pointless! You brought back Finn, as a different character, then shattered his world after he beat his addiction. Need new writers or you’ll end up like “All My Children”…GONE!!!… Read more »

rose
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rose

Looking for more of this excellent storytelling from the writers. It also unleashed the A game of the actors. Now lets move on with more happy stories. The last while has been pretty downer. Mainly starting with the loss of Genie and the great potential of the next story with Laura and Kevin. Has anyone heard of anymore on this and tptb? I actually felt Nathan’s passing more during the hospital scenes than the funeral finale. But it was still touching and well done. And the acting from all was excellent in both episodes…even the short time they gave Amy… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey rose…it’s weird but Maxi (Kirsten Storm) was the least powerful performance for me. I was much more taken with Michelle Stafford; her grief effected me much more. For some reason Kirsten’s performance made me feel like I was watching a scene in an acting class…or on the stage during a soliloquy and a spotlight. Dunno…just didn’t work for me. Michelle? Katherine Gati (without a word) really got to me.

rose
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rose

Usually I’m not a Maxie or Lulu character fan. Ironic that they come from Laura, Felicia, Mac calmer stock (except Luke), and Joselyn, who I do like, comes from Carly. However I do think Kirsten picked up her performance a notch during these episodes. But it is going to be tedious to see how Maxie and Lulu work out their friendship, or not. Or if Lulu ever gets it. And another thing I notice about Kirsten’s deiivery is that at the end of words she adds an addition “ah”…drives me nuts. Thankfully Drew doesn’t grunt as much anymore. And like… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yeah, that’s what I mean. There was something about Kirsten’s delivery that just rang false to me. Her elongated pronunciation or something. Just didn’t work for me. I like Peter/Henrich. I completely believe that he was after revenge on Faison and no one else and truly feel he’s sorry for Nathan’s death.Valentin is puppeteering him to some extent…pulling his strings. But I think Peter’s got a good heart. I’ve mentioned this before but I think he’s going to fall for Maxi; try to take Nathan’s place. Not in a malicious sense but in some convoluted way…his guilt plus desire for… Read more »

Frances
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Frances

What was the name of the poem that Dante sited?

peggy white
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peggy white

I think this was one of the best episodes. I hate that Ryan is gone. I wished he wasn’t. But I think Maxie did a wonderful job. Everyone did. Good writing for once. Keep it up.

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m not ashamed to say that I LOVED Friday’s episode. I cried like a baby. I liked Nathan and all that that character tried to stand for. GH lost one of the good guys who was REALLY a good guy, not gray about it. Having lost a lot of people in the past year or so, it was like a fresh hurt and yet cathartic to watch. I thought all the actors did a beautiful job and appreciated the writing. My favorite moments were actually wordless, when they just had the actors’ reactions and we were allowed to feel.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Good post, Rodd. Sorry for your losses; I understand….

Joe
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Joe

I aplued the Show writing team for delivering a outstanding performance by the whole cast and crew and it was so much like a real Police funeral. Congratulations on a stand alone episode.

kim
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kim

Please publish the name of the poem, or the poem itself, I have many officers in my life and the poem is beautiful. thank you.

kim
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kim

Found it. “The Final Destination”

Terry
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Terry

I did not get to see it, but know the caliber of actors they have on the show, it was more the Emmy performances. It was Oscar quality.

I’m willing to bet Nathan’s mother, digs up his grave that night. Wisk his body out of the country to a clinic in Switzerland. And in 2 years he returns with no memory of Maxi or his child.

Lisa
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Lisa

Incredible writing on this one – I’ve watched the episode 3 times AND lost it 3 times.
I kinda hope they don’t bring back the character (Ryan or a recast) at a future date.
IMO it would totally erase the depth of emotion these characters are experiencing.

Patti Terrill
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Patti Terrill

I have been a fan for nearly fifty years. I cry at the weddings, Births of their children, And Deaths of the characters. The older I am the worse I get. However, just caught up with the story due to having neck surgery, and I was devastated I’m still crying about Nathan West. I knew he was perfect for Maxie Jones. I dream of being on General Hospital, may be one of my dreams will come true, who knows.Iwas born at Camp Pendleton I Oceanside California Feb.25,1956. I wouldlike to know if Ryan Peeavy has plans for his future on… Read more »

christy
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christy

i thought it was the best funeral/episode they had had for ages. terribly sad. best because it had a good funeral at the church and the send off with the flag, salutes, graveside etc. It was nice that they had him see the sonogram before he died. Remember that dismal showing for Robin’s funeral? Think you could count the number of guests on one hand. it was dismal. Another good sendoff was after Edward died and at the end “Edward and Lila” walked upstairs together. sorry the actor had to leave but look forward to seeing him on other shows… Read more »

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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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GH Temporarily Recasts the Role Of Marcus Taggert

Another temporary recast is coming to General Hospital.  This time look for actor Asante Jones to take over the role of Detective Marcus Taggert.

Taggert had been played by returning fan favorite, Réal Andrews. but rest-assured he will be back

Jones will be first be seen in the part come mid-December on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

No word yet as to what caused the temp switcheroo.

Asante has appeared on ABC’s Scandal and the popular Showtime drama Shameless,

Soap Opera News first reported the casting item.

So, what are your thoughts on a new temp Taggert? Comment below.

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THIS WEEK On GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Aftermath of the Explosion

General Hospital fans are eagerly awaiting Monday’s episode after the stunning Friday cliffhanger which had an unknowing Julian (William deVry) detonating the bomb he placed inside the Floating Rib on orders from Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

In the newly released ABC promo for the week, they ask as does Carly, “Who Died Tonight?”

Fans then watch a series of images of Port Charles citizens outside where the bomb exploded but who were not inside at the time it went off.  Those include: Dante, Laura, Sonny, Carly and Julian.

Watch the explosive promo below.

Then weigh-in .. will there be any casualties? disappearances? Share your theories via the comment section.

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