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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Helps Sonny After Realizing He is Off His Meds

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Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, will no doubt lead to Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Nina (Cynthia Watros) becoming closer, because she was witness, went through, and helped the mobster get help while he was having a manic episode after being off his meds for bipolar disorder.

A disheveled Sonny was outside insulating the kids’ treehouse, didn’t sleep all night, is not eating, and tells Nina – who stayed the night at the Corinthos’ home on the couch – that he feels great.  Then, he tells Nina to stop telling him what to do and to stay out of his way.

Nina panics and calls Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) at the hospital worried that Sonny is off his meds, and she needs medical advice on what to do about it.  Britt tells Nina it’s important to get Sonny to a doctor and not argue with him, but to get him to acknowledge he is having a manic episode.

After the call, Nina asks Sonny not to leave and to explain bipolar disorder to her. He replies it’s like a nightmare but that’s not what’s happening now. Then, he grabs her wrists hard as she stands at the door, as he wants to leave, and Nina tells him, she is hurting her.  Sonny has a moment of realization and insists he does not hurt women. Sonny asks Nina if she is now afraid of him?  She tells him she isn’t. All of a sudden, Sonny feels exhausted.  He sits with Nina and starts to cry and admits he has been off his meds.  She gets him to agree that he needs to see Dr. Sullivan and get a refill.

Sonny and Nina arrive at GH, and Britt shows them to an examining room. Nina wants to make sure he’s OK, before she exits, but Sonny wants to make sure he did not injure her wrists. Nina says she is OK, but you could tell she is emotional from the entire encounter she went through with Sonny.

Maurice Benard took to Twitter within the last 24 hours stating about the storyline which is throwing Sonny’s love life in turmoil and working opposite both Laura Wright (Carly) and Cynthia Watros: “I go where ever it is best for the show and fortunately right now this story is doing well, even better than well, now you may not want to hear that. You already know I love Laura and Cynthia. I keep saying this is between history and change, I think after 20 years change is good.”

So, what did you think of the scenes between Nina and Sonny? Do you agree with us that Nina seeing Sonny having a manic episode will draw them closer together? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Soaphound
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Soaphound

Well, I’m torn. I loved Cynthia Watros’ powerful, sensitive work here and I did think Sonny’s final collapse was moving. But until then, I was really panicking, wondering how long his disturbing episode would continue and then become several weeks’ worth of episodes. Too much Sonny & Carly is the root of the show’s failure to engage for me. And this new Yoga class setting has quickly become gossip central and confrontation heaven. Hard to believe Carly’s posh hotel doesn’t have its own exercise center.

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moors60

The problem for me is “been there, done that” (twice) with the bipolar disorder storyline (Sonny, Morgan). When will the writers try something new or innovative! It’s been so long that they’ve tried I don’t even remember (and I’ve watched since Genie was a teenager). I can see a change from CarSon, but Nina’s story makes NO SENSE. She fell in love with a persona, not a person; and Sonny, still the vindictive mob boss, would have been well and truly pissed at her when he got home and realized his 2 year old didn’t even know who he was!… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

I know what you mean about trying something new. I loved the storyline when Laura learned she had 2 brothers. It was great seeing her in a story that pre-dated Luke and had nothing to do with the Cassadines. It was good while it lasted. Unfortunately, here we go again throwing Laura into another Luke and Jennifer Smith story. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the LnL early days. I respect the writers for including vintage characters for those of us who love and remember them. However, be more creative please. In fairness, GH is still better than DOOL with… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hi Soaphound Agree with you but I don’t think we’ll ever have too much Sonny and Carly as long as they are on GH. Maurice also loves and pushes educating the Bi-Polar thing as much as possible. I’ve heard him say it on his shows. What bothered me a lot was him first throwing the glass and then the bottle of pills against the wall. There are two sets of little feet running into the kitchen. I also agree with others that Carly should have recognised his symptoms right away if she wasn’t so wrapped up in herself, and continually… Read more »

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Satan

It’s ridiculous that they’re trying to spin this into a Nina redemption storyline. Just as was the case in Tricky Dick Nixon Falls, she’s manipulating Sonny’s life & withholding the truth from his family….. and then she’ll cry about why they all hate her. This time it’s arguably worse…. When Sonny didn’t know who he was, he was living a fake life, but at least not much of a risk to anybody. Manic Sonny is potentially a danger to himself and all of those around him, which would include Nina. Probably more her than anybody, should Sonny realize who it… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

Manic episode or not, Sonny’s treatment of Drew at the Savoy annoyed me. I have not liked how the writers have written New-Drew. Sonny and Carly were fine with Drew before he went missing. Even though they basically abandoned Drew upon Jason’s return, they weren’t speaking ill of Drew. They were still cordial to Drew whenever they saw him. This re-write of how they never cared for Drew bothers me. Also, Drew has all of Jason’s memories up to a certain point. Therefore, Drew would have known right away Sonny was off his meds. Also a few months ago, Drew… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Drew did recognize what was going on with Sonny. He said as much to Curtis… who was totally confused, having never seen Sonny in “manic” mode. I would guess that Drew didn’t try to help Sonny any further after the reaction he got from Sonny…. which was probably more Sonny – in bipolar mode – lashing out about Jason’s supposed “death” than any real animosity towards Drew himself.

Obviously Sonny will be doing an “apology” tour once he’s back on his meds & stabilized.

Sheri Piper
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Sheri Piper

You’re not paying attention to the bipolar part of the story line! That whole episode with Drew and Sonny was the bipolar talking, not the rational, on his meds Sonny. He was simply lashing out at the closest thing to him, which unfortunate was Drew.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Sheri Piper
Yes, but Drew is still hurt by this tirade Sonny unleashed on him. Drew probably feels that although Sonny wouldn’t have said those things if he had been on his meds, he probably feels that way but wouldn’t have said them when he was under control.

Charday
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Charday

Nina’s storyline (with Sonny, Nelle, Carly) has kept me interested in GH the last couple of years. Keep it going!!

Kay
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Kay

CW is a powerhouse I can’t imagine Stafford in this role lord help us all with her over the top hysterics ! Saying that good luck to all of them we are about to close the door so enjoy while you can

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kay
With her outrageous clothes and arms and legs flying all over the place. I did not like her as Nina and personally don’t care for her as Phyllis. I know a lot of people are crazy about her on Y&R.

Su000
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Su000

The whole mess is an even up–
Carly has been in love with Jason from day one–
She lived a lie through her marriage to Sonny..
Carly lived her happy dream to marry Jason.
She is still is in love with Jason.
Sonny/Mike fell in love with Nina–
Carly lived the greatest love sin..
So–
Carly was in love with Jason–
Mike fell in love with Nina,
and now as sonny struggles with it..

Angela
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Angela

Great scenes BUT the story arc is ridiculous Carly should and would have noticed Sonny’s issue from the jump. Also, ruining Carly and Carson for this story is stupid. If MB wants a change fine don’t ruin Carly to try and make Nina enjoyable. FYI: story has gone one way too long and not enjoyable.

Lincoln
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Lincoln

Please stop this story that has gone on over a year. It makes no sense; Carly has dealt with Sonny’s bipolar in the past she would more than recognize it. Dante should never his dad drink when he was taking the meds, etc Most importantly Sonny, the family guy, would never forgive Nina for keeping him from his kids. Remember what Nina did to Ava regarding Avery? This story is ugh. Keep Carly and Sonny together.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Lincoln
Sonny has been on his meds for years and it has never interfered with his drinking. Dante might have noticed his dad’s symptoms, but thought he was just drunk.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

PLEASE put this storyline to rest! It has gone on for too long. There is NO chemistry between Maurice Benard and Cynthia Watros.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Lew, I agree about burying this storyline but then I worry about the NEXT major story he’ll be monopolizing. I can’t believe how disgusting he was to Drew, who has already been betrayed by Sonny, Carly, and Michael after the disastrous Jason switchback. That whole family acts with impunity in a vile, repulsive way and I’m sick of the lot of them. Heck, I’m sick of Wiley, too.

Carrie
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Carrie

Lol Soaphound. A few years ago, my husband said he was sick of hearing about Wiley, Wiley, Wiley. Thank goodness Leo and Bailey have stolen some of Wiley’s thunder as of late.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Carrie, what’s next… T-shirts of Wiley with “HANDS OFF! HOLY GRAIL CROSSING” printed on them? The kid’s a spoiled brat who doesn’t stand a chance: a creepy, judgmental dad; a trouble-making drama queen granny; and a self-centered egomaniacal step-grandpa. And that’s just Michael’s side!

alic
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alic

Along with a self-centered, delusional maternal grandmother.

Satan
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Satan

and let’s not forget the 666% psychotic biolgical mother… who is going to show up again one of these days. Not sure where she is, but she’s not in Hell…. and we all know she didn’t go to the other place!

Theresa
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Theresa

I don’t know who come up with the Carly and Drew plan but it’s horrible. They literally make me sick. They act like they’re in high school. I’ve been watching for over 20 years and this is one of the worst plans ever. Carly isn’t even a good actor. Neither is Drew. But, please stop the Carly Drew story line. There disgusting!

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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Apparently, the story is not over, when Denise Crosby reprises her role of Carolyn beginning the week of January 23rd on General Hospital.

Talking about her return in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Crosby previewed, “She (Carolyn) wants to make a connection with her daughter and try to make amends for something that is almost impossible to make amends for. She knows it could go really wrong, but she can’t live with herself if she doesn’t take the shot.”

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Something tells us there is more to the story of why Carolyn could have returned to Port Charles? Any thoughts?

Let us know your theories about Elizabeth’s mother upcoming return to Port Charles in the comment section below.

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Johnny Wactor Featured in Music Video Short Film ‘There to Catch Me’ by the Nashvillains

General Hospital alum, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) has made you cry previously during many tough storylines on the ABC daytime drama series. From the death of Sasha and Brando’s little baby boy, Liam, and later being the victim of ‘The Hook’, and more, theBrando had some heavy dramatic moments.

Now fans can check out Wactor in an extremely touching short film in the latest music video by the Nashvillains, for their single, There to Catch Me.

In it, Wactor portrays the character of Mason, who visits a house that held significance for him and his wife.  It’s where they spent their wedding night.  However, we learn that he lost his wife.  Throughout the short film, Mason has flash backs of their life together, and gets the shock of his life when his wife seemingly returns and they get to spend one last moment together.

Johnny took to his Instagram and shared: “Finally… the full short film – music video There to Catch Me is out! Please, please, do yourself a favor and enjoy this piece of art that so many talented people came together to create. Big thanks to @nashvillainsband and @bethanyashtonwolf for making me a part of this!”

The short film’s director, Bethany Ashton Wolf replied, “Loved directing you in this beautiful piece of song + cinema, Johnny. Memories for a lifetime.”

Watch ‘There to Catch Me’, the short film  featuring Wactor below.  Then let us know, what you thought of his performance in it via the comment section.

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