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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nelle and Carly Showdown, Anna Learns Olivia Jerome May Be Alive, Sam Wakes Up!

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‘Bitch-slap’ was the name of the game on Friday’s episode of General Hospital!  Finally, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) disclosed her true identify and just what her deep-rooted issue is with Carly (Laura Wright)!  As Nelle is cornered by Carly, Sonny (Maurice Benard), and Michael (Chad Duell), and the Corinthos clan believes that she and Sonny slept together, she says that she is Frank Benson’s daughter and claims Frank came to Carly for money, but Carly refused to help him.

Carly calls Frank a deadbeat who walked out on her and Virginia, and left them with a ton of debt. She wonders if that’s what he did to Nelle and her mother. Nelle expresses that Frank was good to them, but he wasn’t so good with money. Nelle cries that Frank loved Carly and tried to ask her for help, but she wouldn’t answer any of his letters. Carly fires back he wanted a handout and she didn’t owe him a dime.

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Nelle goes on to say that Carly called Frank to ask for Nelle’s kidney to save Josslyn.  Carly denies it and says Frank is lying.  A vindictive Nelle tells Carly: “What goes around comes around .. bitch!” In return, Carly hauls off and bitch-slaps Nelle!  Sonny says Frank is the one who has manipulated Nelle, not Carlly.  But Nelle believes Carly is a selfish person who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  Carly tells Nelle that it is dispicable how she used the grief her family was in over Morgan’s death to her advantage to wreaked havoc on her marriage.  Sonny tells Nelle she made two wrong enemies in him and Carly, who now vows payback. Outside of Nelle’s, Carly tells Sonny she can’t even look at him for sleeping with Nelle! Meanwhile, Michael lets Nelle have a piece of his mind and walks out on her.

Meanwhile as Robin (Kimberly McCullough) sits at Anna’s bedside at General Hospital, and the two discuss the children Anna has lost including her and Duke’s child thanks to Olivia Jerome (Tonja Walker) rigging the elevator she was in years ago, Olivia is in the GH parking lot bumping into Griffin (Matt Cohen), while stowing away a gagged Julian (William deVry) in the trunk of her car.

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Inside GH, Sam (Kelly Monaco) finally wakes up after being in a coma and is reunited with her newborn baby girl, Scout as Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Jason (Billy Miller) look on and the tears flow.

Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) has a jailed Ava (Maura West) taken to her office to ask about her sister, Olivia, and learns Liv had a vendetta against Anna.  Next thing you know, Jordan comes to see Anna to tell her Olivia Jerome might be alive! And as that goes down, Robin runs into Olivia in the parking garage and blurts out: “Oh, my God! It’s you!”  We fade to black.

So, what did you think of Friday’s cliffhanger GH?  Were you excited or disappointed in the Nelle reveal? Do you think Griffin could actually be Anna and Duke’s bio-son? What will happen to Robin now that she is run into the insane Olivia Jerome?  Are you thrilled that JaSam have a baby girl … do you think all will be OK with the baby and Sam moving forward? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below!

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Soapluv2010
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Soapluv2010

It’s just eerie how much Scout looks like Sam.

I’m really tired of every single character having angst, heartache, illness, betrayal and misery every single day but, I’m sure the doom and gloom squad of one trick ponies will not allow Jasam to just be happy for a week.

Rose
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Rose

Speaking of Scout and other babies on soaps. She’s adorable, and I’m sure all are well looked after, but as a parent I wouldn’t want my infant that young as part of a story on tv. Just my personal feelings.

Celia
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Celia

You’re not alone, Rose. I noticed how little this baby was….which tells us it is a newborn. I could never consent to that. But, it is California weather and not every mother thinks as we do, Rose. This ‘birthing’ scene could never have been carried out outdoorsi if GH had, indeed, been filmed in NY state, northern or southern. But, God forbid we notice ‘little’ things like that? ….oh, let’s say, how did the blanket materialize? How come such delicate baby skin did not suffer frost bite in freezing northern weather?….( not northeast, but northwest, and definitely not the Midwest)…same… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree, Rose. Amazes me that parents let their babies be handled and exposed to who-knows-what…germs, props, etc. Yes I’m sure the utmost precautions are taken but I’d still be nervous. In the other hab

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

You would be surprised the lengths parents will go out here in LA to get their kid into show business. I would rather have them discovered as opposed to shoving them in a casting director’s face.

Steve
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Steve

Great points Rose and Celia!

While I kept focus on how Sam was able to deliver with her pants on and how Jason cut the cord, I never thought about where that blanket came from.

While I appreciate the literary “Scout” reference to “To Kill a Mockingbird”, I doubt Sam or Jason ever read. It might be in the well-hidden memory of Jason Q, but definitely not Mr. Morgan. Scout should be the nickname for the baby named Emily Davis Morgan.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh, and agree Steve…Jason should have thought to name his little girl after Emily. I didn’t even think about it until you mentioned it but that would have been nice…

Rose
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Rose

Steve /Rebecca1…Emily would have been perfect!

Shay
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Shay

@Steve…I’ve never understood the overly maudlin attachment to/affection for Emily….she was a boring, saccharin-sweet character (not unlike Georgie….and even my much-maligned Sabs….) who I was quite frankly delighted to see departing Port Charles in a state of assumed room temperature. The way people still go on about her today like she was some sort of saint truly astounds me….especially since she wasn’t even a real Quartermaine, for Pete’s sake!

Amanda
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Amanda

Last week was all kinds of awesome. JASAM drama was an awesome roller coaster ride and the actors “brought it”, The Morgans will triumph as alwasy. The build up and eruption to the Nelle reveal was great, but the reason behind it has Yuge holes in it. Nelle appears to be a naive but vindictive idiot putting the blame of what her POS father did onto Carly. She tortured Sonny while he was suffering through worst thing a parent could experience because of her boo-boo. Griffin being Anna and Duke’s son; Wellllll GH has done other mpossible and improbable things:… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Haha…nice post. Agree with all you said.

Theresa Esposito
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Theresa Esposito

I’m totally excited about everything that is happening with Carly/Sonny/Michael and Belle, but she needs to tell them there was no affair and that Belle drugged Sonny

Theresa Esposito
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Theresa Esposito

I mean nelle

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

I give it mixed reviews…Sam should had croaked leading Jason to give up on his true love Sonny and turned to the medical field to help others…Nelle is Carly’s stepsister???…i wish Nelle would had been the daughter of a man Carly once slept with causing Nelle’s mother to have a breakdown and eventually she committed suicide…the man could had asked Carly for money to pay for his wife’s funeral expense but she turns him down and claims she didnt even know he was married…it felt like a great moment but it just kind of bored me!!!

Celia
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Celia

Love the way you think, Jimmy. LOL.

Celia
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Celia

@Steve.
Thanks, Steve….we do seem to think alike. I said exactly that….the pants part, and did Jason cut the cord.
And, yes, there is a lot of literary power in the name ‘Scout’. But, had I made that observstion, Inwould have been accused of showing off.

Shay
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Shay

@Celia (and Steve) Perhaps the “Scout” moniker was a shoutout to Demi Moore (aka, GH’s former “Jackie Templeton….) I recall she and Bruce Willis chose that name for one of their daughters, too, and people were just as “mocking” (no “fictional” pun intended, CeeCeeGirl….) toward their choice…Of course, after they called their firstborn, “Rumer,”—-another literary gem—-they had a tough act to follow.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’ve been loving GH these past few weeks. Stories have kept me interested and entertained…love seeing Olivia Jerome who REALLY cracks me up. I know she’s supposed to be evil but she just has this “dastardly deed” vibe about her that I love watching. She’s colorful… Love Anna and Robin. Their mother/daughter relationship is just so palpable…so authentic…and I like how they’ve portrayed Robin in this story. Believable, loyal, loving, strong. I DO think Griffin is going to wind up being Duke and Anna’s daughter. I never saw the fall or the loss of the baby so I’m not sure… Read more »

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

Griffen as Duke and Anna’s daughter? That would be a daytime first-lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOLOLOLOL!!!! Guess I was still thinking the word from mother/daughter regarding Robin and Anna. Too funny! Good catch!

Hmmmmm…it WOULD be a good twist though… 😉

Celia
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Celia

Actually, I like that idea. Griffin was a daughter first….sex change? Great plotline. Too funny.
Faux pas happens to the best of us.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey CeeCee…Griffin being, LOL, their daughter and having had a sex change would be a first for GH. Haha…but, naaa…I’m thinking he was just born a beautiful boy.

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

It sure would be a good twist…i did originally thought Griffen was going to be a transgender when he first appeared and i think i once even commented on it!!!

Celia
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Celia

Nathan is a hunk…mainly his seductive blue eyes….but, Griffin’s face is just perfect…..so perfect, in fact, that it looks painted by a masterful hand.
He doesn’t look real; if that makes any sense. Normally, soft features on a guy, do not appeal to me…but Matt’s looks are an enigma. Exquisite!!

Celia
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Celia

I did notice Patrick being MIA…..for a long while, now. Hope he’s well.

Celia
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Celia

Griffin is about to ‘donate’ his DNA to reproduce Duke?
How ‘funny’ would it be if this crazy idea of Olivia were scientifically possible, but Griffin is not really Duke’s son? Who would emerge?

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Liv’s “Build-a-Duke” plan is a riot, I love it. Just watched today’s 3/7 show and when Griffin broke out of the straps, stepped around the corner to Liv and Anna, his poise and tone was just like Duke’s! I think this plot is finally picking up speed and will be a fun ride!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Nelle and Carly are not biologically related. John Durant is Carly’s real father, Frank Benson was her adoptive father. So that makes Nelle and Carly adoptive siblings, meaning there is no relation between Nelle and Michael.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks, Jimmy. Wasn’t sure about it. Well, that leaves the field open for an eventual Michael/Nell relationship.

Celia
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Celia

Ok, thank you, Jimmy. Yet, I still do not see what monumental wrong-doing on Carly’s part, warranted such behavior from Nelle?
I think they should have come up with something mind-blowing. I still don’t know what she did?….because she left?
Perhaps, TPTB should invent something …gee, I don’t…this Benson person making moves on Carly? That could be the reason Carly left.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

CeeCee…I think that Nell is bitter about giving up a kidney; she feels like Carly got everything…has the perfect life…and she was “put up for sale” at what she THINKS is because Carly demanded (bribed?) Nell’s father to take Nell’s kidney. I think Jax found out that Nell was connected to Carly and somehow (maybe) used that info…and a big fat check…to get the kidney. I think Jax knows who Nell is (in relation to Carly.)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

One more thought…since Carly and Nell are not biological sisters…it’s just a coincidence that she was a match for Jocelyn? Thought it made more sense for them to be mother/daughter or biological sisters which would explain how Nell was a match.

Trista
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Trista

The Jasam scenes this week were amazing. I keep rewatching them over and over again with tears streaming down my face. Kelly and Billy were absolutely brilliant. I loved that Jasam finally got their little girl. That baby is darling and Billy was such a natural with her. I can’t wait for more. I’m so glad the writers really honored their history by mentioning the Phoenix, the stars, and everything else they been through as a couple. Jason truly loves his wife and would be lost without her.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I completely agree, Trista!

su0000
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su0000

0ooh goodlawrd..
That horrible character Sam needs to die!
DIE SAM DIE !
The only Sam I want to see is a DEAD SAM !!

I/we , have all kinds of way to kill Sam…
I just need to write one episode. ((I can kill her in 14 different ways in 36 minutes!!))
And– no one would FF through all 14 deaths!! It would be awesome!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Mean, mean, mean. Funny, but…mean! 😉

Keffen
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Keffen

Nothing from Carly or Nelle is not important to me .Jasam was,the story!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Am I right to assume because GH was preempted many times that these episodes were supposed to air during Feb sweeps– because these are the type of episodes that one expects in Feb, not March– that said— it took forever to get there, but the Carly Nelle reveal was well done– poor Nelle she went after the wrong parent– it was Jax’s who bought Joss a kidney– whoops. So does this mean Nelle Carly’s sister– not familiar with the Frank Benson back story As for Olivia– it is so obvious she has a bomb in that bag of hers– and… Read more »

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

There are surely more layers to this reveal. We must not forget that Jax looked mighty nervous around Nelle. I’d bet that there is more to come…

This episode was dynamite! Brilliantly acted by all. 🙂

Celia
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Celia

Absolutely, Jason. You are right, I’m sure.
I think we all noticed how jumpy and on pins and needles Jax was around Nelle. And, I did ask if there were more to come?? You reenforced that question to a ‘definitely’.
I am finally getting into the story, now that some of the cards are on the table.

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Some good points raised about Jax – he and Nelle exchanged some glances across the room as if they’d met up before. I’m sure we’ll find out Jax is the one who bought the kidney for Joslyn and he kept Carly in the dark about it. Is the story Nelle is giving now about poor papa her real beef? So far, the pieces don’t fit. Sonny and Carly will go their separate ways at least for a while due to his coverup of what didn’t happen. Perhaps Jax will pop in again and they will reconnect,… But, I am tired… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Max Daddee. That’s why I am so confused, Max. I am not very familiar with Carly’s backstory. I know her mother Bobbi was a “lady of the night”. Is Carly a product of an unknown bio father? I think having Nelle and Carly share the same bio father would have sewn the holes Greg (below) mentioned , beautifully. The plot would have come alive. As Greg says, there are so many discrepancies to the Nelle story. A last minute grasping at straws, sort of forced the PTB’s hand to bring Michael and Nelle together romantically. A blood relationship with Carly… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Carly has another bio dad from a one night stand…Attoney John Durante, not Frank Benson. I had to hunt that up because I didn’t go back that far either. But her attitude sure started there.

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

Where is Patrick…hadnt read comments from him in some time!!!

Celia
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Celia

@Rose. Thanks, Rose….that helps. So, to me, Nelle has no justification for her stupid actions ( or the lame actions of the writers). Obviously, there was no love lost, as far as Carly was concerned. This makes me believe that something about Frank Benson was not very palatable…unsavory?? I just want a deeper explanation as to Nelle’s drastic lengths. I could understand if she had been left alone and helpless as a very young girl. But, so far, there is no sound or sane reason for her to hold so much rancor for Carly. I think Nelle is probably a… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

The only problem is Ingo is not on the show right now!

Steve
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Steve

And, I doubt he would come back if it were for a character assasination plot that makes Jax the bad guy.

BTW, Carly’s bio-dad was established as John Durant, a law enforcement agent, played by Corbin Bernsen. John died in a shootout at Carly’s house.

Celia
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Celia

I am still a little confused over Nelle’s ‘beef’ with Carly. What exactly did Carly do to her that was so bad to precipitate all the nefarious machinations and lengths Nelle took to hurt Carly ?

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

You are not the only one confused, so are the writers-lol

Celia
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Celia

They must be, Jimmy, because this story is just floating in air for me. Not satisfied!!

Celia
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Celia

Rebecca’s reasoning makes the most sense…..Nelle feels she has been cheated in life…giving up a kidney….while Carly has it all.
Poor girl needs therapy, if that is the case. I am no fan of Carly’s……and, as far as I’m concerned, Carly needs therapy, as well. Reason number one: Sonny!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I also think that Nell’s father brainwashed her and twisted more facts than just the kidney “request”…I think he somehow painted Carly as having ruined his life…or hurt him (and Nell) in some way. It goes deeper… (I think.)

Greg Lynch
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Greg Lynch

The whole Nelle reveal was a resounding thud.With plot holes galore. a) When Nelle came to town she knew that Carly was searching for Josslyn’s kidney donor and wasn’t sure if Nelle was the donor. Surely Nelle would have observed this and realized her father’s story was a lie b) Why would Carly think that someone with no blood relation to her would be a match. The chances that Nelle would be a compatible donor are minute. c)When Carly hired Nelle as her assistant and called the school where Nelle worked wouldn’t they have told her that Nelle’s last name… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Amazing post, Greg. Most of your obsevations are always there, on the surface, for myself, as well. Thank you for bringing them to light….even the minutest little things that are soooo unrealistic and without order bother me. But, I have been put in my place, more oft than not, and chided because it is a soap, perhaps making me sound petulant. Does that mean they do not have to make sense? There are a few high and ‘mighties’ who always know better. Thus, I am glad your shoulder is steady, and there to support what I am beginning to hold… Read more »

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

Carly could had pretended not to know who the donor was as an act so Sonny and the others wouldnt know she already knew Nelle was the donor,,,she could had pretended to befriend Nelle as an act to keep her close in case Nelle found out, unaware Nelle already knew what Carly had done,,,Carly could had payed Benson for Nelle’s kidney and denies it because she doesnt want anybody to know she is just as horrible as the man she had married-Sonny!!!

Alan
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Alan

Saying that plot holes are allowed because “it’s just a soap” and they produce so many episodes a year is ridiculous. Henry Slesar used to plot intricate mysteries on THE EDGE OF NIGHT and Doug Marland would build years of story based on a show’s history that didn’t contradict what had come before. I don’t understand viewers’ acceptance of this lowering of the bar at a time when the soaps have dwindled to four and quality writing is more important than ever if they want to stay on the air.

dmr
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dmr

Greg, thank you; I thought about all of your comments while watching and agree with you. Was the storyline rewritten at the last minute? I didn’t remember the kidney coming from Jake, either. Nelle supposedly knew about the kidney search from the Crimson article, I thought? Why would viewers care if Nelle was the long lost adoptive sister of Carly’s? There is no real legacy element to the story. Viewers really didn’t know Virginia or Frank. It’s a lazy attempt at a rewrite because the writers want to pair Michael and Nelle together and they have zero chemistry.

Steve
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Steve

My sentiments exactly. More holes than Swiss cheese.

And, they never did run DNA tests to see if the kidney was Nelle’s. Monica was ready to do them when Carly said she didn’t need them.

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

Nelle as AJ’s daughter? Now, THAT I love! That would be a lot of fun.

Shay
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Shay

@Greg Lynch….You had me at every word…well, almost! Calling the blessedly-departed Sabs “beloved” really killed it for me, but other than that one fine point, right on!

Darnell
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Darnell

What a great couple of weeks of GH? An injection of Olivia Jerome made GH exciting again. Her storyline can rewrite some of the biggest blunders this past week like Paul killing spree, Carlos and Sabrina being killed. We could easily turn this around with Julian. Julian isn’t as bad as everyone thinks. Like he protected Alexis, he could have done the same for Carlos and Sabrina. By the way, those two must come back. And I know there will be more to the Nell story than what we just learned. Congrats GH? What a eat ride. Now get Steve… Read more »

luisa
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luisa

I like GH, But I find it hard to believe that two women are the writers great actors horrible writer’s and producer Sam had her baby with her pants on, And Nell secret please,

davlestev1
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davlestev1

BWAHAHA LMAO

Celia
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Celia

Too funny, luisa. That was the first thing I noticed, and I shouted, ” take her pants off”….they didn’t hesr me, LOL. A couple of other female posters mentioned the same thing….must be a woman thing.

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….I think the GH writers need to watch “Call the Midwife!” Talk about realism…..

Karen Trawick
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Karen Trawick

Exactly. I chuckled at the miracle.

Alan
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Alan

I know I’m going to get a bunch of “this show is so great these days — why do you have to be so negative?” replies but why would Carly go to Frank Benson and ask for Nelle’s kidney since they weren’t blood relatives? And if Carly actually had gone to Frank Benson for the kidney why would she then have Nina run that story in CRIMSON looking for the donor of said kidney? And if Nelle is so cunning why didn’t she think of that? Jason and Sam — ugh. Jean and Shelly really dropped the ball with this… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Everything you said is true, true, true, Alan….as usual I agree with you. I can’t thing of any one thing where I actually disagreed.
Furthermore, you will not hear any words of discontent in whatever you say from moi. I am always outnumbered and ostracized, anyway,…..add this to the obvious and odorous criticism, as well.
You never disappoint, as far as I’m concerned.

Timmm
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Timmm

GH has THIRD tier writers from Y&R and they are doing NOTHING about it!

Aria
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Aria

Those third tier writers just won a writers guild award !

Shay
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Shay

Amen, Alan!!! I’m glad that I’m not alone in my disdain for the always illogical, and frankly, disappointing, denouements that GH writers have the absolutely uncanny knack for concocting…None of them ever makes any sense from the points of historical backstories, biological reality or especially clever, original twists and turns that one never saw coming. It’s always the same old letdown feeling when after months of anticipation and endless speculation the “answer to the question” is one that neither satisfies nor excites, not to mention, epically fails to add up!

Celia
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Celia

I answered you, Shay. Nothing mean or rude, just a simple, short post. But, I do not see it. Thank you for your solicitousness. I fractured my patella skating. I think you hit the nail on the head. There are no clever revelations. The anticipation is there, but it dissipates when it takes so long for the plot to climax. We tend to lose interest. As you say, no excitement. However, Olivia Jerome’s return and ‘short’ story moved at a fair pace. I thought cutting Griffin in thinking thst Duke’s spirit would inhabit his body was a bit much. The… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

OUCH, indeed!!!!, Shaybelle. Jude was there!! My sisters and I took the kids to the rink and I got carried aways with certain moves. Not as spry as I used to be. LOL. I have about two more weeks to go. Going nuts!! So many times, Shay, I wish I were around to have had the grest opportunity of watching those defunct soaps. You make them seem sooo glorious. Lucky you and everyone else to have those memories. As I said, I grew up watching soaps with Gran, but I started watching avidly, probably 15, 16 years ago, when I… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I meant to say, J was NOT there. Skating is not his thing.
Surgeons always worry about their hands. I’m not kidding!! LOL.

Also, I forgot to ask what the deal between Anna and Olivia is. Do they have lots of history together? Did Duke love Olivia once upon a time? Or, is this another recently concocted story?

Celia
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Celia

Although I am not familiar with ” Edge Of Night” and the names you mentioned, Alan, I definitely can relate to your point. I want to derive satifaction from a plotline, not some wishy-washy, tepid story with a last minute concocted ending……or a drifting ending, not making any sense. I still ask; “what was the Fluke thing all about”?
I am, by nature, like a dog with a bone…..So, “it’s a soap” cannot always work.

Shay
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Shay

Hey, those quads and triples will kill you everytime, CeeCeeGirl!…OUCH! And such a shame….skating is one of the great joys of the winter season…Once again, hope you heal quickly…How long do you expect for your recuperation???? By the copious nature of your postings, it would appear you are going a bit stir crazy??? No problem….I fondly recall we first “met” whilst you were recovering from your daughter’s birth and it was a rare and delightful opportunity to get to know you. At any rate, “Edge of Night” was a mystery-based soapy with a long history of fabulous writing and sophisticated… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

P.S. That’s what you—and Dr. Jude—-get for trying to emulate “Torvill and Dean’s” legendary “Bolero” routine!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think you’re right Alan regarding the loopholes with the Nell/Carly story. There were too many reasons that you cite that Nell should have been aware of. Where I disagree, again (LOL) is that I LIKE some of the roads soaps take even if they are implausible. Example: If Griffin turns out to be Anna and Duke’s son…I’ll gladly, once again, suspend my disbelief because I’d LOVE for him to be their son! If Alexis and the rest of the family understands that Julian was controlled by his Olivia..would never really have killed Alexis but was just putting on a… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

I don’t mind an outlandish plot as long as it’s well written. My problem is when it retcons a show’s history (ALL MY CHILDREN’s Erica’s aborted fetus showing up alive and well in Pine Valley is a prime example) or undercuts the emotional connection the viewers have with the characters (GH’s continuous back from the dead stories). I also like Julian but I don’t need a quick fix to absolve him of all guilt so that the show can reset his romance with Alexis. I’d much rather see a villainous character who retains his shades of gray while trying to… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Once again…I agree…and disagree. People DO care about Sonny, Julian, Alexis, Anna. Of course the fans, as always, are divided on which characters they care about and are rooting for, but, as we can see from today’s political climate, that happens in real life, too. Yes, people loved Luke and Laura. But they also loved Casey…and all the adventures Scorpio, Sean, Tiffany, Holly, Anna, etc went on. I LOVED that Olivia was brought back and I loved that they were able to incorporate the zany into making Julian innocent. They can’t do that in primetime…because…it’s ridiculous! But with GH, where… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Alan….When you’re right, you’re right! It’s one thing to expect GH viewers to “suspend disbelief” at the downright sloppy details of practically each and every storyline to which we’ve been “treated” over the past few years, but it’s quite another matter to rely upon and expect us to literally “check our brains at the door” in order to digest this disjointed junk that has become the norm.

aria
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aria

ok, heres how i feel about the current storylines, the nell storyline isn’t great or bad its just blah, it has its moments but what killed it was how long it took to play out, and its not very original. also are we suppose to feel sympathy for nell, cause she’s kind of creepy, theres nothing really endearing about her, plus no chemistry with michael, and its hard to feel sorry for any of the corinthos including michael considering Sabrina hasn’t been dead that long. now i read the question post if Griffin could be anna and dukes bio son,… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

I’ve always said that Julian is a weak mob boss.

gwill
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gwill

Even though I was beginning to get bored with the Whole Nelle story, the last week when she finally got hers was awesome! Now I’m ready for more fall out. This story is finally getting interesting.

Boop
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Boop

I think Nell held her own against; they write the characters as weak when they’re confronting Carlie and Sonny; however, Nell held up well.

Rose
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Rose

Another way to look at it…If anything Carly should take a deep breath and remember the revenge havoc she caused when she came to Port Charles (and the list of “enemies” she’s made since being there over the years). For Carly perceived abandment and grief…for Nelle carefully planted misinformation and sense of loyalty. Maybe after a cool-down time, they could get to the truth re: Frank Benson and Jax’s probable involvement in buying Josslyn’s kidney. That would still leave room for Nelle and Michael, even though I thought they were going through the motions, and I never saw sparks between… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Cary, doesn’t seem capable of longstanding empathy. She never acknowledged all the horrific things she did to AJ…dousing him with alcohol so he would appear drunk, etc. She NEVER equates her wrongdoings with others…unless…LOL…the writers want her to! (ummm…you know what I mean; I hope). IF Nell and Carly are to eventually have a friendship she’ll forgive. If she’s to remain an enemy and a reason to keep Nell and Michael apart, she won’t. I seem to be in the minority, at least on this board (or from those that voice an opinon) regarding Michael and Nell. I think they… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

I think Laura is great in playing Carly, but no matter who has played her over the years I have never warmed up to her and her attitude. Always wonder what Jason and Jax saw in her. On the other hand, as much as I like Jax, he is after all a corporate raider. Just a charming one. And it seems he is the one responsible for buying Nelle’s kidney. And the there is Sonny, AJ, and Michael triangle, and how that eventually played out over the years. Especially Michael’s decision to seemingly forget Sonny killed AJ, and then give… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Michael, if you recall, was understandably traumatized after he was assaulted in jail. But then, if you also recall, Abby came along and he eventually was able to have a relationship complete with physical intimacy. And then, nutthin’!

Chad Duell should get some backbone and fight for Michael’s…it’s absurd…and unnatural how they desexualized this character….

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

The Nelle story makes little sense. And even if Sonny had sex with Nelle (which he didn’t), he and Carly were broken up and he was drunk. Why would she be so upset? Ugh.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

General Hospital is on fire right now!

The overall entertainment factor has greatly improved and it’s been helped by a much faster crisper pace to the scenes. The last two weeks have been dramatic compelling soap. I have really missed that good old “can’t wait till the next day” type of exciting feeling as a soap viewer. We seem to be getting a legit cliffhanger every single day over the two weeks. I kinda like feeling exciting about the next day again.

Boop
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Boop

I agree that G.H. is semi-hot ; I usually watch the Soaps from least to best ; G.H. at the moment is best.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Woah and Wow! Laura Wright and Chloe Lanier both gave outstanding performances in these past two episodes and might have saved what was such an anticlimactic predictable reveal. So much intensity in these scenes and it was truly riveting to watch. The acting and writing for these scenes (not the overall story) was high quality soap opera at it’s finest. Carly and Nelle went at each other so hard. Loved that slap across the face! Loved the way they were pushing and grabbing each other on both days! Loved the back and forth insults and threats. Holy cow! I really… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I cannot remember if Bobbi slapped Carly that hard but I loved what Carly had for Nelle. EVERYONE in that room was really good, including Michael. The story ended like we all thought it would. The only loose end is Sonny really didnt sleep with Nelle and Nelle will admit that is a lie when she falls for Michael. Billy Miller did pretty good in the hospital with Sam. Where are her sisters? Olivia seems to be out and about with no one recognizing her. Oh wait, thats because Jordan is the all time most incompetent police official EVER! I… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Great post, Timmmy. Chad/Michael woke up for a split second, but Sonny? He is always in a stupor. …..just nodding here and there, parroting whatever Carly said with half a mumbled word..free of sin….as if he were an earthly angel. Gotta laugh.
Carly was great…little hypocrytical in her pathetic ( but splendidly displayed by Laura) righteous indignation.
Chloe’s disdainful characterization of Nelle is almost as en par with Laura’s of Carly.

Keffen
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Keffen

Yeah wheere is her sisters at?

k/kay
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k/kay

Boy I could wring RC’s neck for opening Pandora’s box with having Jake be alive so that these two writers could waste a year of time not having any idea where this story was going to end. The fact these two get paid and paid well for this is well in a word CRIMINAL!

Celia
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Celia

Succinctly put, kay.

Boop
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Boop

Ron didn’t tell them to fire him!

Ck
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Ck

Oh how I’d wish Nelle was Carly’s daughter instead of her step-sister. There was no reason for Michael over achieving to receiving answers like he’s the answer to a question that was never asked in the first place. Chloe went toe to toe with Laura and I loved every second of it, but somehow I envisioned Sarah Brown’s version of Carly of doing that scene. I must continue to say that Nelle is a dead ringer of Tamara Braun’s version of Carly and I believe that had the story played with Tamara, it could’ve been magical, but I’ll suffice with… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

I don’t care about Michael; I was done with him when he forgot that Sonny killed A.J. I won’t forget the person who killed my father, intentionally and continue life as if it never happened.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I love Michael and wish they’d give him a love/sex life…LOL….but I TOTALLY agree that he should not have forgiven Sonny killing AJ. At least, he shouldn’t have returned to the fold but instead stayed a Q. He never mentions AJ…nor does Monica. Sad. AJ always got stepped on, right to the tragic (unnecessary) end.

Steve
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Steve

Boo & Rebecca

Michael Corinthos is dull as dishwater. Chad won his Emmy for Michael Quartermaine, who had a backbone and was the worthy heir of Edward.

It’s rather sad how AJ rarely is mentioned. We never saw Jason talk to Sonny about what happened. Meanwhile, “Justice for Duke”, “SaintlyMorgan” and even crazy Connie get more references. AJ, Sabrina and Silas are gone and mostly forgotten by their loved ones.

Celia
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Celia

Yeah. What bothers me the most is how he refers to Sonny as ” my dad”. AJ has been completrly erased from memory and conversation….as if he has never existed. That’s the writers fault. Not even Monica brings him up. How does one not talk about her dead child? Someone mentioned how Duke’s, Connie’s etc. memory is kept alive, but not AJ’s ….or that Jason ( I assume the brothers grew up together, in the same household) never asks questions of Sonny or anyone , the circumstances of his death. Is that something that happened behind the scenes? It also… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

As many problems that a lot of us have with the Nelle reveal story, I’m going to give a little credit to the writers for the Olivia Jerome return. So far, nothing has gone exactly as some of us could have predicted. If RC were still writing, Duke’s frozen body would have been in the underground lab, or Olivia would have done an invitro transfer of the “elevator fetus” to Griffin’s mom. Tonja Walker is playing BSCrazy to the nines! GH also gets credit for effective use of flashbacks. Do I want scenes with TW and MW? Of course! But… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Ooooh….I like the way you think, Steve!!! Heather + Olivia=Utter Hilarity!!!!

Keffen
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Keffen

Jasam was absoluely wnderful great acting
Kudos to Billy and Kelly

Celia
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Celia

Kelly, yes….She did better than well…surprisingly!!!
Billy? I got zilch out of Jason. He is just there. If it were not for giving birth with her pants on and not knowing what Jason used to cut the cord, and…did he?, if he would have enunciated his words, the scene would have been almost perfect. But, I’m no writer!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

He probably bit it off .You know what they say about desperate times!

Celia
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Celia

@Violet.
HaHaHa…too funny!!!

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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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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