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GENERAL HOSPITAL: New Year’s Eve Brings With It Murder And Plenty Of Smooches

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Port Charles rings in 2019 with a night of celebration, love in the air, and a serial killer striking again.  Many residents are gathering at the Metro Court for the New Year’s Eve party hosted by Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) that benefits pediatric cancer research.

Meanwhile, Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) is heading over to the producer’s studio and edit bay where Peyton has been working on the documentary about the serial killer.  Previously, after Peyton had made mention that Ryan could be alive, because he visited the site where Ryan died and no DNA was ever found. Ryan clearly wants to shut him up for good and alter the footage.  We see Ryan with rubber gloves going into the bay, and later checking Peyton’s phone to see who might be looking for him.

Curtis (Donnell Turner) is heading over to meet Peyton. and promises Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) he will meet her at the NYE party by midnight, after getting a text to move up their get-together from tomorrow to now! When Curtis arrives on the scene, he opens the edit bay door, and finds blood splattered everywhere, but no body.  He calls Jordan to tell her there is a crime scene and to meet him.

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At the hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) and Kim (Tamara Braun) share a tender moment, when Kim recounts that New Year’s Eve was when Oscar was conceived, and how she decided to be a single mom, but it was apparent how much she loved Drew, although he has no recollection of it.  However, in the moment the two share a kiss which is witnessed by Julian (William deVry) who has returned from the Metro Court party to be with Kim to welcome in 2019.  He sees Drew and Kim kissing through the window and hightails it back to the Metro Court.  Will he end up in a smooch with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn)?

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Ava (Maura West) is at her place lamenting over Kiki’s old New Year’s resolution and grieving her daughter.  Ryan shows up vowing to not let anyone hurt Ava, and if they do they will have to contend with him.  The two share a kiss.  When will Ava realize she is cozying up with her daughter’s killer?

Inside the party, Michael (Chad Duell) is smitten with Willow (Katelyn MacMullen),  while Willow shared a kiss with Chase (Josh Swickard), and Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) and Valerie (Brytni Sarpy) have an awkward moment between them, while Scott (Kin Shriner) and Laura (Genie Francis) chat it up about how “Kevin” is sleeping with Ava.

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On the balcony of the Metro Court, Jason (Steve Burton) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) share a moment and a kiss to ring in the New Year.  However, Jason notices something off about the plastic snowman placed behind them, and sees some blood.  When he kicks it over, Peyton falls out dead.

So, as 2019 begins, which duo’s are you rooting for to be together?  Who will be next on Ryan’s murderous spree?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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An actor looks at the script, remembers his/her lines and delivers those lines. Jon Lindstrom makes his lines crackle and spark and he does it without resorting to mugging it up. His art is subtle and the result is powerful. Watching Ryan pretend to be Kevin is fascinating. Jon Lindstrom is the most talented actor on daytime period. This is why he’s getting so much work on the big screen, on Amazon. GH is lucky to have him.

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Sasha is Nina’s sister…Daisy is Sam’s daughter…no dna found at murder scene?…Ava pregnant by Ryan…Val obviously gay…Chase the only cop-so commisioner Jordan has to be called when he too busy with Willow…Micheal also likes Willow…Willow Nina’s daughter…Nina and Willow dislike each other…Willow’s baby died but thinks her child is with Brad and Lucas but baby really is Nelles and Micheals…Mike has many forgetful moments due to his Alzsheimer and sometimes forgets Sonny is his son but never forgets Yvonne’s name…Jordans husband Curtis is really the son of his aunt stella who had an affair with Yvonnes husband Marcus…too many long… Read more »

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Jimh, kudos to you, and Happy New Year! You have hit every nail, soundly on it’s head! Please explain why you think Sasha is Nina’s sister and Willow her daughter.I guess because Nina doesn’t think Charlotte is perfect, the way she does. I have always believed that Curtis is Stella’s son, but Marcus doesn’t seem to have as fond memories as Stella does. It is funny how Mike remembers Yvonne and Stella’s names. He likes his ladies. Now, tell us who the next victim is.

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Carly will be next but survives…Maxi could be one-Peter will rescue her but gets stabbed himself…Peter will survive but its Maxi who wills him to live when she realizes she loves him and tells him so-BIG SNOOZE alert here!!!

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Sasha is her sister because its a rumor i want to start and hope it spreads-lol

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OK. Guess that’s as good a reason as any.

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Want to see Jason and Sam make love general hospital it’s about time

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After waiting this long, who cares anymore?

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Anyone know the song on the closing credits today?

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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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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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