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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nelle's Plan For Carly: "She Deserves Everything That's Coming To Her" But, What Is Her Motive?

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As we near the beginning of February sweeps in about a weeks time, look for General Hospital to reveal more on the back-story of Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) mysterious plot to seek revenge on Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright)

Just, what is her motive?  Why did she really show up in Port Charles?  Why does Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) instinctively know that something is off with Carly’s young assistant, and that she is out to hurt Bobbie’s family?

In the latest ABCpromo for GH, Chloe Lanier as Nelle is seen saying, “She deserves everything that’s coming to her.”  But the voice-over announcer says, “But there is something no one knows about Nelle!”  But what is it?  So much speculation has been posted on social media over the last several months on just how Nelle may be related to Carly and Bobbie.  Is there a twist no one has thought of?

Watch Chloe Lanier in the promo spotlighting the upcoming story reveal of Nelle after the jump. Then let us know, why you think Nelle wants to make Carly suffer so bad? Comment below!

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su0000
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su0000

Nell is tool for her father to get even with Carly..
Nell will be whitewashed/written as a victim ..

J&S are very obvious, they have a need to make everyone a priest or a nun ..

Jean and Shelly= No Bad Guys Allowed !!!
and that is the one of the main cause of GH circling the drain.((DULL BLAH STORIES!

Jenny
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Jenny

When soaps were in their heyday and huge cash cows for the networks there were 1-4 bad guys on any show at any given time. We watched to root for the good guys. Villains would be on for their story arc….they would get killed or sent off to jail and we got to celebrate the good guys winning before the next villain came along to torment them. Occasionally for shock value the villain would pop up in a future story arc. Since evil started continually winning…is when soaps have lost 3/4 of their audience. Gloria Monty’s GH….though formulaic….was great with… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Going back decades?? My neighbor, a soap guru granny (luv her) she goes back to day 1 .. She has mentioned a really bad guy – Ray Gardner- and Billy clyde, and told my of them.. I went to Youtube with her to take a look at those dudes, they were bad to the bone and yet they were stars of the soap (I forget which one) and those villains made people wait with anticipation on the edge for the next day.. Yes, you need to cheer on the good guys and BOOO and long for the destruction of the… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Curious;
How many remember the bad bad villains from hell, in all soaps..
The ones that through decades of time have never be forgotten and how much they put you on the very edge?
And– are those Class-A villain’s missed?

I wasn’t watching back then and I really miss them !! the excitement they brought to stories.

Jenny
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Jenny

Well…completely missed my point. Like…beyond missed it.

Celia
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Celia

Absolutely, Jenny. The bad-guy always paid the piper, in soaps. Now, he is glorified and adored…..now, the bad-guy is resurrected, over and over. I have only been watching for a couple of years or so, but, the idea of torturing Elizabeth by reviving and reliving the terror of her rape is sooo without taste, indelicate and cruel. Such a transparent tactic, merely done to redeem Franco in most twisted and idiotic way. Where is the suspense? Perhaps, I stand alone in this? But, does anyone really care about Franco? I love Roger, but Franco is an enigma….in the most negative,… Read more »

Rhonda
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Rhonda

JENNY! Sing it, sister.
You are spot on. THANK YOU!

Rhonda
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Rhonda

SUOO, you perplex me. On one hand you say you weren’t around when good old fashioned soap villains were around but on the other hand you say you miss them.
How can you miss what you never knew?
I am not trying to start something with you here but it seems you are kind of contracting yourself just a bit?
Is this a case of you offering “alternative facts”?

Neeley Ryan
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Neeley Ryan

Gave up watching after 25+ years for the very reason! Bad guys NEVER get brought to justice. Good Guys Never win! IT gets frustrating and I finally gave up. Miss the old days. Bring back some soap writers who know what they are doing! PLEASE! Before we are saying goodbye to GH forever.

Celia
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Celia

I like your theory, su. Makes a lot of sense. So, Nelle’s rancor is towards Carly, for whatever reason. Maybe she really is Jerry’s daughter. I can’t remember what fellow-poster suggested Jerry, as her father, a while back.
I had a crazy thought. Could Nelle be Sonny’s daughter? It would really put a wickedly gross twist to this ‘thickened’ soupy plot. The joke would be on Sonny, as nothing really happend between them. Yuck!
Well, It’s plausible.

su0000
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su0000

hi Rhonda..
yes, I miss what they once were by hearing of their haydays ..
the soaps then seems to be much different than now..
so, guess I missed what they were.

su0000
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su0000

hey CC 🙂
Nell is going to be the victim of the mess..
And then we’re all to feel sorry for her lol

((whitewash whitewash of Nell, wait for it !!))

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

I think Nelle is Carly’s daughter that she’s never spoken of, Maybe she was told Nelle died at birth or maybe she put her up for adoption. I don’t think she’s from Sonny’s bloodline. But faking having slept with Sonny is very low. I wish this plotline would get moving. Bobbi sees thru Nelle. Hopefully Bobbi will play a bigger role in unveiling this. Bobbi’s been a good and interesting character over the years. Why don’t they give her more opportunity??

Alan
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Alan

I think Nelle is Carly’s half-sister who blames Carly for the death of their father, John Durant. John was a prosecutor trying to bring down both Sonny (Carly’s ex) and Alcazar (the man Carly was dating) and was killed by a rival mobster. Of course, Nelle will ultimately realize that her sister — like Sonny — can do no wrong and will fall into line with the rest of Port Charles in worshipping at the feet of the Corinthos clan. That is one of the biggest problems today’s soap writers have — they no longer allow long-standing grudges or animosity… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Alan. Hey, Alan, Wow!!!! Such a defining post….you never disappoint, Alan; at least, not for me. I had made a suggestion, albeit I am not ‘trained’ in GH backstories; that Nelle may have been Carly’s and given to Patricia, at birth? However, as you say she could be Carly’s half sister. The same theory could possibly apply? That is, Bobbi gave Nelle to Patricia to rear? I have always had this crazy thought that Nelle knows more about Morgan’s ‘death’ than we realize. But, of course, your theory makes more sense….you know their history. Nonetheless, Nelle has it in for… Read more »

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

GH just feels crappy these days…once in awhile it has some interesting moments but too few…Nelle/Carly/Sonny feels uninspired-a reworking of the more interesting Carly/Bobbi/Tony story when GH was still a good soap!…

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Jimmy,
Yeah, some segments of GH are not too appetizing, but I’m really enjoying Valentin and Anna. They were spectacular. There must be more to this story.
The complete Jordan turn-around toward Curtis is not too credible for me.
On the other hand, it will be interesting to see how far Julian will go with Franco and whatever other plan he has.
The cat’s out of the bag where Alexis is concerned. So, what will this mean for Julian?

Sissy
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Sissy

I agree with you, Celia. To me, these days, the most fun and interesting scenes are with Valentin in them!

Celia
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Celia

@Sissy.
Hi, Sissy,
Isn’t James P. Stuart’s acting polarizing? He and Finola bounce so well off each other…no word falls flat. I was so impressed by their last scene together. Both their faces were an open book.
We were regaled with a glimpse into Valentin’s past life….his pain, his suffering, his feelings of less-than. ……of inferiority, as we gleaned his affection for Anna resulting into her repulsion and rejection. Poor guy.
But, I always maintained that there was anguish behind that, seemingly, hard stare.

Rose
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Rose

Celia… I have been thinking about another angle for Nelle. First Carly came into Port Charles to train to be a nurse. If I remember right, her adoptive Florida mother hoped she and Bobby, her birth mother, would connect and bond. Boy did they both make a mess of that. And she “grew up” into what is Carly, and has burned a lot of people along the way. But I have had another thought about Nelle lately, only the kind that works in soaps. Patricia/Dee Wallace life was really never explored. We know she was married once because of Valerie.… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I have to agree with Celia on the Valentin & Anna story. Two incredible talents and so much fun to watch! The only part of that story I dislike is that Lulu has to be involved in it where Charlotte is concerned. I’m really loving Nancy Lee Grahn and Alexis unraveling but the story itself & why Olivia, I assume (?) would have Julian strangle his wife makes no sense to me. I always liked my original theory that Helena’s knife was cursed. Frankly, the rest of the show has been rubbish lately. A few sprinklings here & there but… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

We all know Bobby Spenser has been suspicious of Nelle from the get-go, mother of Carly, and she is also Patricia’s sister. So I decided to review her history in Port Charles. There were some things I guess I never saw, or forgot (she married a Cassadine at one point), but Carly didn’t fall far from the tree in making bad decisions. Imagine if MF had been around then for us to critique many storylines and vets who are now are favorites.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ha!!! I caught you Ces! The cursed knife was my theory…remember??? Hmph!

Celia
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Celia

@Ces. Hi, Ces, Looong time, no see, my friend, LOL. Happy New Year. I agree about Lulu. I thought her disclosing “I’m your mommy”, to Charlotte, was harmful and thoughtless. Lulu is more concerned with her angst and herself to stop and think what her words could do to an already vulnerable child. She thinks she has already lost the only mother she has ever known, Charlotte’s little heart and trauma are very fragile, at this point. By the same token, I do believe that Lulu felt so badly, so moved, so wanting to kiss Charlotte’s boo-boo and make it… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

I think there can be a comparison between early Carly , current Nelle, and triangles. But while Nelle is going to finally spring something, she’s not as bad-girl as Carly was in the beginning. She truly did sleep with Tony and never showed a softer side that Nelle sometimes does. Even Lucy the librarian was more conniving I think, but at least funnier.

Celia
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Celia

I agree, Rose. I had said as much to Shay ( my post was eaten by the Cyber-Monster, lol). Nelle’s gorgeous eyes can be as cold as ice; yet so compassionate and sad, at times. Could she have a dual or multiple personalities? What’s up with this girl? You guys are GH experts….what enemies did Carly have in her past life? At one point, I thought she was a Jerome….that she was involved in Morgan’s death? But, as Aria said, viewers do get antsy ‘waiting’. The interest fizzles, after a while; just as it did with Fluke. I find that… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, my gosh, Rose. I did not realize Carly had been adopted. I guess she must have had some attitude when she first came to PC? So, now I understand your comparison….Carly reminds you of Nelle. Ok, so I looked Tony up. He was married to Bobby and Carly slept with him, her stepfather. How soapy of her, LOL. I definitely see how history could be repearing itself. But, if this theory is to stick and follow a pattern; then Nelle is Carly’s daughter? Pretending to sleep with Sonny is payback? But for what? Did Carly give up a baby… Read more »

aria
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aria

i have no idea where this storyline is going but they need to speed it up, this is why people get bored and frustrated and then don’t care, also, if Nelle is related to bobbie and carly then her pairing w/ michael is ichy, just saying, also if she is related to them both, then why is she more interested in making Carly pay? instead of both? so i doubt she’s related to them by blood. whatever the case lets get things moving pronto!

dmr
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dmr

& didn’t Morgan kiss her at The Floating Rib before his accident? So, if she is Carly’s daughter or sister, that is just so gross.

Patrick
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Patrick

ALL I can say.. is that i’m sick of how boring Michael is

he’s now…. ??? sharing value lessons in how life should be?

is this all he can deliver

outside of his facial expression and posturing… he’s dead

Nelle deserves better… she’s not who I look for… but certainly has acting chops to mix in … who needs the Corinthos’ jeezuz

EXPLETIVE … frank / jean / shelley

you are blind…. take your paychecks for another year

November 2017 can’t come soon enough

mike
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mike

In the hands of a lesser actor Michael would be boring, but Chad Duell brings something extra to the scenes.

Steve
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Steve

Michael Quartermaine is quite interesting. Michael Corinthos is dull as dishwater.

CD plays angry and vindictive well. He needs a strong female counterpart. Abby, Kiki (original recipe) and Sabrina didn’t fit the bill. Nelle has potential, if she’s not his half-sister.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

or his aunt.

Yankee fan
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Yankee fan

GH was so good last week.

Olivia Jerome return, Anna and Valentin scenes, and Naxie wedding.

Yankee fan
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Yankee fan

I am loving this Nelle story. Great scenes with Bobbie last week. Karma is finally coming for you Carly!

Jake CNJ
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Jake CNJ

I agree it’s been great…love all the chatter to…great story when u fave the fans talking. The actress playing Nelle is really good too

Jake
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Jake

She is her son. Either tucks while wearing panties or has had M2F transformation.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t know who I dislike more, Carly or Nell. Carly is the epitome of smug and I truly can’t stand her..from the early days when she tortured AJ. The woman needs an attitude adjustment. As for Nell, I have never taken such a dislike to a character. She creeps me out. I’ve thought all along she’s related to Carly…either her sister or daughter. Whatever the relationship, obviously Nell feels cheated, left behind, has “suffered.” So revenge is the key, seemingly by breaking up Carly’s marriage like Carly attempted with her own mom’s. Michael is beyond boring. It’s a shame… Read more »

jatlitza
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jatlitza

I really liked michael when he was with the stripper (i can’t remember her name), and when he was struggling after his release from prison and turning to jason a lot. i thought he showed fine acting there. once wolf took over they made him a victim. then when valentini came in, I felt they wrote him too easy. he used to be more complex, and they simplified him. it is my dream that the girl he was with who died would come back to the show again. i though wolf missed it, when he killed her off.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi jatlitza…

Yes! I forgot (how I could is beyond me…) but you’re right. Michael was very interesting as the tortured, imprisoned, jailed boy trying to survive. His anguish, his withdrawal and subsequent opening up to Abby (the stripper) was a great arc for Chad to play. As I also mentioned, I saw a lot of potential when they brought AJ back into his life and he decided to become a Q. And then, bam! Back to the Corinthos clan. Bad move all around…

Rose
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Rose

I feel the same about Michael…I just tuned out when decided to overlook that Sonny killed AJ. And then when he gave Sonny the baby AJ/ Avery. The writers have just turned him into a marshmallow.

jatlitza
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jatlitza

rebecca, I really remember bc this is the first I watched the show in years. I watched bc I saw vanessa marcil was returning. yes, I know how disappointing that was to many people. I think it was a mix between her medical issues (the actress said she had) and the writing. but, I still tuned in bc I really like her. This was also the first I ever saw Chad Duell. I loved the way he acted with Jason at the time. I know how many feel about Guza, but I think he understood how to write for many… Read more »

Paul8148
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Paul8148

So should be AJ long lost kid, not Carly’s.

Aria
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Aria

That would make her michaels sister, gross!

Celia
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Celia

Gross, is right, Aria. But, there has been no ‘touching’ between them, thus far. Michael and Nelle seem to be ‘stuck’ in a platonic relationship……is Nelle keeping Michael at arms’ length for this reason?
In this case, Paul could be right.
So, this would explain her kiss with Morgan (as mentioned by Ces or dmr–can’t recall)……that is, no blood relation. She could be AJ’s, come to avenge her father’s death.

Darlene
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Darlene

I think she is Bobbie or Carly’s daughter but I hope something happens to her before she breaks Carly and sonny up

Steve
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Steve

She can’t be Bobbie’s daughter as Bobbie was unable to have more children shortly after Carly. Highly unlikely that she’s Carly’s daughter as these writers would have dropped an anvil or two by now to indicate Carly had a deep secret from her past.

The 3 likely outcomes for Nelle:
1- Carly’s half-sister from her father, John Durant
2- Jerry Jack’s daughter
3- AJ’s long-lost daughter with Nikki Langdon (although she’d probably hate Sonny more than Carly). It also seems they’ve closed the AJ book.

Hopefully we are surprised and it’s none of the above.

Alan
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Alan

Any interest I had in this character evaporated yesterday when she helped brainwash Josslyn into forgiving Sonny (you know, ’cause heaven forbid ANYONE in Port Charles see him for the criminal that he is).

Celia
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Celia

LOL… true words!!

Di Inscoe
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Di Inscoe

They never got Mitch on OLTL, he always got caught, only to escape to do more damage

rebecca1
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rebecca1

He was one of the best soap opera villains ever!! I’d love GH to bring him on…

As for not getting caught, Mitch was a recurring character; he wasn’t a core character like Sonny. So, like Helena or Faison on GH, he was just a great villain to keep alive. I always loved his stories.

In the end though, he did bite the bullet.

Mateo
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Mateo

Here’s the deal…all the attacks on GH and it is still one of the best dramas on television. Why? Because they do tell stories. I will agree that the character of Nelle is a little boring. I am curious how she can “hate” Carly so deeply when all Carly has ever done is be supportive and kind to her. All that hatred is misplaced by Carly’s actions. Carly is no saint. She has caused many problems and done stupid crap but to Nelle she has been nothing but kind and supportive. Currently the story with Alexis and Julian is keeping… Read more »

Di Inscoe
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Di Inscoe

T.Y. for the reminder about Mitch, the whole thing with TPTB shut it down in such a hurry, sloppy ending, and NO, I was not satisfied as John and Natalie never married, if ever I have rooted for a couple, they were it, more so than my love for Madam!

Steve
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Steve

It’s time to pick up the pace on the Nelle reveal. Come on, today’s highlight: Sonny and Carly read the mail. What’s next? Friday – Jason gets an oil change. Monday – Alice vacuums.

Celia
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Celia

Too funny, Steve….I just got a flash of Alice vacuuming in stilettos. HaHa!!

Shay
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Shay

And her “Dominator” outfit, CeeCeeGirl! (Not to be confused with the dominatrix-themed garb ala Alexis…..)

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Hey, Shaybelle,
LOL. Well, I’m glad that you appreciate my nutty sense of humor!!

Shay
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Shay

Appreciate, understand, celebrate and share, CeeCeeGirl!!!!

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Two peas in a pod?
Maybe? Except for Alexis? LOL. Well, Shaybelle….I am a convert. I don’t even know how it happened. I think that as soon as Alexis ‘detangled’ herself from Julian, I started having respect for her.
And, from that “angle” I could appreciate Nancy’s true devotion to her craft. I had not realized she had it in her.
What say you?
Later, cara.

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly past away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis

General Hospital

Airdates: 4-8-2021

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