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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Learns She is Willow’s Biological Mother From Carly

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In a moment GH fans have been waiting for, Friday’s episode brought with it Carly (Laura Wright) finally admitting to Nina (Cynthia Watros), that her arch-nemesis is actually the biological mother of Willow Tate (Katelyn MacMullen).

Making the truth all the more urgent is that Willow desperately needs a bone marrow transplant and donor match, which Nina could provide.

The showdown between Carly and Nina happens in the hospital chapel.  Carly goes to tell Nina that she might be the only person who can save Willow now, especially given that Willow is sick and in the hospital with leukemia and of course, pregnant at the same time with Michael’s (Chad Duell) child.

Carly tells Nina that she needs to get tested because a related donor is her best chance for Willow’s survival.  Nina has no idea where Carly is coming up with this claim, insisting she’s not related to Willow.  However, Carly reveals to Nina that she is Willow’s mother and that years ago she had twins: Nelle and Willow.

In pure disbelief, Nina doesn’t believe a word Carly is saying.  Going over the past, Nina says she did not have twins as Nelle was given to the Bensons to raise her.  Carly says Nina’s mother, Madeline gave the second twin to Harmony.  Carly goes even further admitting to Nina that Harmony told her on her deathbed.  Nina believes Harmony was lying. Carly then claims she has proof.  She took DNA samples from Willow and Nina and had the test ran and they were 99.9% percent a match.

Nina accuses Carly of lying and says she’ll do her own DNA test, but Carly begs her to not take the time to do that, because Willow needs the transplant ASAP.

Next, Nina relives the emotional and contentious relationship she has had with Willow in a montage.  Following that, Nina explodes at Carly.  She can’t believe Carly kept her from her child and calls her a “selfish bitch” before heading out of the chapel.

Meanwhile, Sonny (Maurice Benard) runs into Drew (Cameron Mathison) at the hospital after visiting Willow, and he asks him if he knows why Carly is talking to Nina and is not by Michael’s side. Drew says it’s not his information to tell, but Sonny gets testy and wants answers.  Just then, Carly shows up and tells Sonny to back off of Drew.

Michael, who has learned from Drew that Nina is Willow’s biological mother, goes to tell her.  However, when Willow wakes up, she remembers fighting with Nina and worries about Wylie. When Michael begins to tell Willow he has something to tell her about Nina, it upsets her.  Next, Nina enters her hospital room.  Willow tells her to leave immediately. She wants nothing to do with her or to hear what she has to say.  Nina begs her to listen to her as it might save her life.  We fade to black.

Cynthia Watros and Laura Wright hit these scenes out of the park and the drama will continue into next week!

So, what did you think of the scenes where Carly tells Nina she is Willow’s birth mother? Comment below.

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Satan
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Satan

Nina takes away Carly’s husband & business and shatters her family into 666 pieces, but Carly’s the selfish bitch?? Right…… This Parasite is literally sucking all the life out of this show. We all know the original Nina was just a grudge hire by Frank & ReRon to get back at Y&R for stealing several veteran GH cast members (Tristan Rogers, Genie Francis, Steve Burton, etc.) – who only went to Y&R because Frank & ReRon threw them under the bus to put their OLTL pets front & center in the GH storylines. Of course those actual GH cast members… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan, You hit this one out of the ballpark! Nina or no Nina, how did Sonny stand that “selfish bitch” as long as he did? I can’t stand any part of Nina but I think the pushy, intrusive, ditzy woman has a good heart and for the most part means well. What I can’t understand is with the good qualities she does have, why do so many of us dislike her? I could care less about her involvement with Sonny, I think, at least with me, I couldn’t stand the way she treated Willow when she taught that spoiled brat… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan Sorry, I misinterpreted your comment about Nina calling Carly a “selfish bitch”. I thought you were agreeing with Nina’s assessment of Carly, which I have to admit feeling the same way. It was pure revenge on Carly’s part withholding the information of Willow and Nina’s relationship and the lengths she went to, to get to the truth. As I said, I can’t stand Nina either but maybe we give her too much credit for the stuff she’s done. Carly could have had Sonny back in a minute but her pride and ego got in the way, she lost her… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Nina’s petty revenge schemes have done far more harm than just her mindless revenge against Carly though. The Tricky Dick Nixon Falls coverup came close to getting Jax killed by a bullet (he was lucky to escape with a flesh wound). Sonny’s absence created a void allowing the “bad” mobsters to take over Port Charles, which (as Jax pointed out to Nina) would have been bad for everybody, Sonny fans or not. And when Whiny Heiny became part of her coverup, the end result of that almost got herself, Phyllis, and Sonny killed, because Heiny had to cover up his… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan O.k, I’ll buy a lot of what you’re saying, mostly because I can’t stand Nina, but what’s fair is fair. If Carly really wanted Sonny back, she should have swallowed a little bit of her pride and he would have probably never looked at Nina again, but the writers chose other means, I also still believe Carly lost the M.C due to her own greed, but Nina was in the right place when it was time to buy it out from underneath her. As I say, I agree with most of what you say, but I’m holding out about… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Nina really isn’t that smart. The whole thing is a result of plot point writing, and I’m honestly starting to believe they’re trying to tank the show on purpose. So if that’s the objective… who says the writing has to make sense at all? And it’s not just the Ninapalooza taking over the show in that case.. It’s also things like Heather & Ryan somehow meeting up and having a kid 20 years ago. Doesn’t fit Heather’s timeline at all, and though there were huge gaps in Ryan’s history (because he was supposed to be dead) the previous rewrites had… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

What nasty words you and Satan use for Nina are piercing at Carly!!!

Harry
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Harry

What I don’t understand is Willow forgave Harmony, who sex trafficked and drugged her when she was a minor but can’t forgive Nina for being overzealous for wanting to see Wiley? Moreover, Willow let Harmony, also a serial murderer, have access to Wiley. Carly takes the word of a murderous drug trafficker who tells her that Nina is dangerous. Insanity ensues!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry
I think Willow has been influenced a lot by Michael and his mother, also her experience as Charlotte’s teacher when Nina insisted the brat was a little angel when she was terrorizing her own little cousin. She also couldn’t except the fact of Nina being Nelle’s mother, and her demanding access to Whiley, with the court’s help.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Boop
Sorry, don’t understand your comment.

Jill
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Jill

I disagree with much of what you say here, however, it’s just a difference of opinion and you can’t change my mind anymore than I can change yours. That said, Nina did not steal Carly’s business. Carly lost it due to some foolish and reckless investments.
On another note, Cynthia Watros deserves an Emmy nomination for this performance. Powerful delivery of lines that seemed to come straight from her gut. Carly really is a “selfish bitch.”

rose
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rose

I like Nina, liked Nixon Falls and Sonny with Nina. There is a kind of affection between them lacking with him and Carly. Also even Sonny seems happier and a little changed for the better. And anything bad Nina has done, which I don’t like, Carly has done more, and in spades. Starting with the marriage with Jason to maintain the Corrinthos crime syndicate. Nina tried to give Carly the info about Sonny in Nixon Falls, but like always Carly shut her down. And this time withholding the Nina/Willow connection has been pure revenge on Carly’s part. So too little,… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Rose. Nina, as played by Cynthia, is socially awkward and tends to make clumsy, albeit comical, entrances. That’s the essence Cynthia brings to the role. Michelle Stafford played her as she played Phyllis-combative, competitive and strong. Cynthia is well adept at playing the walking wounded, and she makes it clear the character she plays has permanent emotional scarring. Is Nina wince inducing? Absolutely. She’s that sister for whom you root and you end up whacking your forehead when she impulsively does something embarrassing and unwise. But you love her anyway. Cynthia brings an inherent sense of vulnerability and… Read more »

rose
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rose

Harry…I loved Nina’s closing words at the chapel and how she said them to Carly…”Selfish Bitch.” It said way more than two words. And yes, Cynthia and Laura were amazing. I’m also going to give a thumbs up to “ nice” Drew who sure held his ground against Carly. It showed another side to Cameron.

Boop
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Boop

I agree! I must admit that there are times that I want Nina to rip her apart!

Celia
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Celia

Ohh, yeah, boop—-and then some. Suddenly, Carly has become this paragon of motherhood and virtue. Didn’t she shoot someone, drugged AJ and poured alcohol all over him??

Satan
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Satan

“Starting with the marriage with Jason to maintain the Corrinthos crime syndicate.” You mean, the marriage that was only necessary because Nina allowed Carly, Jason, and everybody else to believe Sonny was dead? Hell, even Jax – who was not a fan of Sonny or his business interests – told Nina what a danger she was putting all of Port Charles in, once he realized that Sonny was in fact alive, and Nina was deliberately covering up that fact… including lying to Jax himself, when he too had seen Sonny in Tricky Dick Nixon Falls, though was led to believe… Read more »

rose
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rose

Hi Satan…I’m no angel but my choice of the lesser of two evils in your mind is still Carly! :)))

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Satan, Satan—Carly needs a man–constantly—doesn’t matter who it is. She’s always had the hots for Jason, so he wasn’t just a covenience for the sake of keeping the Corinthos’ “business” afloat– you are right about genetics—“Femme de la nuit” is in her DNA—so….
Aside: I had another thought. What if Willow and Esme give birth at the same time ?–and the babies are both in the hospital nursery or NICU? What if Heather grabs the wrong baby by mistake? Or what if the nurses themselves make a mistake by putting the wrong bracelets on the babies? Hmmmm-veeery inte-re-sting!!

brian
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brian

I sort of feel that the connection was stronger during the Nixon Falls days… Sonny had an “innocence” in not knowing who he was…that feels somewhat lost now.

rose
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rose

Brian…Yes the Honeymoon stage of Nixon Falls isn’t the same. But the closeness, which is growing, seems to have survived since coming back to Port Charles with all that entails. Just wish Sonny would be able to step away from being a crime boss, but like another commenter said the way he runs the mob probably keeps the city safer.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

brian
I have not felt that Sonny has been 100% since he’s been back. I think that at times he puts on the big mob boss shtick, but he still has some of the Mike persona from Nixon Falls, I can’t really explain it.

Celia
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Celia

Absolutely, rose—Love Nina!–and, there’s definitely a distinct change in Sonny, I see that, now that you mention it. The two have such a light, sweet relationship–means a lot coming from me —I’ve been mocking Sonny since forever!! Carly plans and manipulates—look how twisted her mentality is—pays off someone to fabricate a story about Willow’s “mother”— a sincere person would not do that, regardless how one may compare Nina’s misdeeds to hers. And, I bet Willow will forgive Carly but not Nina– women like Carly get away with anything and everything—–uffa!! ( as mush as I despise Carly, I must repeat… Read more »

rose
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rose

Celia…Yes, it looks like Willow will forgive Carly. But will Michael and Sonny? One way of not forgiving Nina is “erasing” her from her life after the bone marrow transplant. And I’m not sure, but writers seem to be setting us up for the possibility that Willow dies. I hope not.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

And what is Nina? A baby stealing, rumor making, conniving, lying witch and let’s not forget that she kept Sonny from his family for a whole year! And you say, Carly is a selfish bitch??

Boop
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Boop

It wasn’t a year for Nina!

Harry
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Harry

No it wasn’t. Sonny was “Mike” in Nixon Falls for a couple of months when Nina discovered him. She immediately called Carly to let her know but Carly wouldn’t let her get a word in and shouted her down. What Nina did was wrong but we saw her mentally struggle with what was unfolding/ we saw her internal conflict. She’s never been the poster child for mental stability and suffers from PTSD. The end result is she loves too much and holds on too strong. The main difference between Carly and Nina when they make mistakes, is that the former… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

A year or nine months – Same difference. Yes, Carly has her faults, but who doesn’t? Laura Wright and Cynthia Watros are good actresses and they knocked it out of the park, in last Friday’s episode.

Boop
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Boop

I agree with you about everything! We can tell the Carly fans and the Nina fans. I feel the same about Nina as Satan feels about Carly.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jill
Sure agree with your last sentence and she’s teaching Joss well.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Nina has ALOT of nerve! She never looks at the things she’s done! Always the victim!

Harry
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Harry

Huh? Nina constantly apologizes for her mistakes- over and over. And when she stops to take a breath, she has Carly, her awful spawn, Michael& Joss, Willow, Olivia and Bobby roaring and caterwauling away in her face while wagging their fingers. They’re all a bunch of hypocrites- just a rotten crowd. Nina is worth more than the lot of them.

Boop
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Boop

I meant to say that Nina apologizes all the time , Harry. I agree with all that you said!

Su000
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Su000

We could take a look at all the dirty deeds Carly has done, also ;}
In comparison, Carly is a dirty nasty woman, Poor Nina is the underdog, yup-
And– Carly spent her marriage to Sonny in love with Jason…
she said as much to Jason when she married him..

Boop
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Boop

So does Carly!!

Boop
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Boop

All of the words that you stated about Nina hit Carly double , Satan!!!

whynot
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whynot

Regardless of what your opinion is, you are WAAAAAAYYYYYY too upset and angry over a soap opera.

Harry
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Harry

Dear Whynot.
Nobody here is upset. We’re just having harmless fun debating about our favorites. It’s not personal. That’s the fun of soaps- it’s part of the escapism.

Scott (ATWT fan)
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Scott (ATWT fan)

Most of those CBS hires (from ABC) came at the hand of Maria Arena, which all were hired and pretty much let go prior to Frank Valentini’s hiring of Michelle Stafford in 2014… especially when Stafford left under Jill Farren Phelps’ eye. And Francis was fired by Phelps, as well, and re-hired at ABC the following year.

Celia
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Celia

Be that as it may, Satan, as I will not dispute what you said—-however, I do not believe, in a million years, that Carly did what she did for the greater good. She played with people’s lives as much as Nina did—-All out of spite.
One most important fact—Carly will bear the burden of contemptibility.—for now—soon enough everyone will be one big happy family..

Satan
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Satan

As I said, Carly’s no saint, thank Hell! But in this case, she first had Harmony’s “deathbed request” not to tell Willow. And then you have Willow’s own comments to Carly, that maybe she didn’t want to know who her birth parents were after all. And let’s be honest, were it not for her current health issues, there would really be no reason to tell her. Willow has every right to hate Nina, for the way Nina has treated her since she first appeared in Port Charles as Charlotte’s teacher, and escalating when she got in Wiley’s face and told… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Damn it… I can’t edit my previous post…. let’s just say that Carly should knock NINA into the next dimension, not Willow!

I think I need some more caffeine…. gonna go see if the dragons have finished roasting those beans yet…

Celia
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Celia

Oh, sweet, sweet Satan ( tee-hee)– i am not disagreeing with you. But, I doubt very much Carly gives two hoots about any promises she made to a dying criminal. Willow’s hate for Nina serves no one well except Caly–she’s relishing this–she’s in seventh heaven–or is it Hell!!??? Is that why you like her so much? Her name should be Satina–LOL( shh–love you, Satan. Honest). Any kind-hearted, loving mother/human being would have put that aside and do the right thing. Carly has no morals. You hoestly think she cares about adhering to Willow’s or anyone’s wishes? Carly is a fiend–Everything… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

It’s a matter of genetics… Carly’s a Spencer. And while the Spencer family history certainly has its darker moments, they’re good people at their core… who sometimes act impulsively and get themselves in trouble for doing so. Nina comes from that Westbourne/Faison family tree which is overwhelmingly dark & evil. And no, that’s not an endorsement from the Devil! It’s not impossible to overcome those genetics. Nathan did it. Britt managed to do so eventually. Even Liesl has at least tried to, since she’s been with Scotty. On the other horn, you have Psycho Nelle who wasn’t even raised in… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

PS–Satina, Satana, Devilina—so many adorable names come to mind. ❤️

Satan
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Satan

“Demonica” is a good one. I actually know a succubus by that name.

Celia
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Celia

I love it!!! HaHaHaHaHa!! Demonica it is!!
You just made my day!! This is fun!!

soapgal
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soapgal

I think the actress who portrays Carly was amazing but I wish I could connect with this version of Nina. Apart from that, the writing for Nina up to this point has me siding with Willow.Nina has been expressing her dislike for Willow since the time Willow taught Charlotte.Then I reflect back to the custody battle when Willow said that she did not believe sharing DNA entitles you to a family relationship.I don’t need to connect with this version of Nina because the writing for “this” Nina has made that choice for me , at present , I stand with… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Good post!

Harry
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Harry

Willow is a simpering idiot who has handled her cancer with a reckless and selfish disregard to Wiley and Michael. I loved Willow when she played the feisty and spirited schoolteacher striving to seek independence from creepy Harmony and the even creepier cult. But she seems to have gone from one cult to another. With Michael she has lost her identity and has been brainwashed by both he and his mother to believe Nina is the Antichrist. The one steadfast characteristic of Nina’s is she has a strong and protective maternal instinct. I’m not sure if Willow deserves Nina as… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I don’t think anybody would believe Nina is the Antichrist. She definitely doesn’t have any of my DNA, and I don’t even need a necklace to prove that!

Su000
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Su000

Nina is the only woman that was able to change Sonny…
Their being together has done wonders for Sonny…
I like Nina and Sonny–fresh and new beginnings with them..

Satan
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Satan

How is a neutered Sonny good for anything? Sonny’s mental absence (with his head buried up Nina’s backside) and Jason’s physical absence have resulted in all kinds of things rising up in Port Charles that wouldn’t have existed otherwise. The Hooker killings being an obvious example. And this ridiculous idea that Sonny would suddenly reverse decades of his own “code” and allow some mercenary weapons smugglers complete access to the harbor to commit their crimes. Sonny with Nina on his brain is worse than Sonny off his meds, by about a 666% margin. And the fact that he doesn’t have… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
I said in another post that Sonny is not the same, but has a lot of “Mike” residue. I couldn’t believe this thing with the weapon smugglers,that’s not Sonny, I was yelling at him that day” who the hell are you”?, if you’re going to be a mobster, do it right!

Satan
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Satan

Thing is, before Tricky Dick Nixon Falls, Sonny always had a “circle of trust” that he could discuss things with and get some valuable insight & advice. Jason is now presumed “dead”. Carly was thrown under the bus for Nina. As a result, he’s totally alienated Michael. Kristina’s rarely seen. Dante’s still around, but obviously there are things Sonny can’t discuss with him, given Dante’s chosen line of work. So he’s left to talk things over with Nina, who’s clueless in general, but especially about Sonny’s business & the things he’s done to “keep the peace” in Port Charles for… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Harry, absolutely right. Willow’s reaction to Nina borders on pathological. She needs a wake-up call…Nina is a true grandmother while Willow is just another in a long line of women that Michael has ruined and/or destroyed (Nelle, Sabrina, Kiki, Abby). Can’t wait to see Michael the self-righteous prig grovel to Nina after she saves Willow. Gee, maybe a judge will lift the visitation ban also.

Satan
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Satan

Let’s be fair about Michael’s unfortunate streak of girlfriends… Nelle destroyed herself. And though a dimestore necklace isn’t proof, she apparently came about her mental defects genetically, since her behavior and Ninas are practically identical most of the time. Abby was probably the best girlfriend Mikey had before Willow. She helped him heal from Franco’s arranged prison rape. Things there were going well, until the Frank & ReRon regime moved in and unceremoniously dropped a steel beam on poor Abby’s head off-screen… so they could pair Michael up with their OLTL pet, StarrKikiTwit. Though she was a useless character and… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
Yes, Willows been going off the deep end for a while now but I have to disagree about Michael, he is everything you said, but I could never blame him or anyone for the poisonous Nelle , except for the man that raised her and Carly, do we see a parallel there? As far as Willow goes, rumor has it she won’t survive, we’ll see I guess.

Boop
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Boop

Let Willow take all the time she needs and let Carly give her the bone marrow!

Satan
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Satan

I’m sure Carly would be willing to be tested, though there’s no guarantee she would be a match.

Now on the other horn…. if we’re now supposed to believe that Willow and Psycho Nelle were “fraternal twins”, and Josslyn is walking around with one of Nelle’s kidneys, then odds are pretty good that she would be a suitable marrow donor for Willow. Fraternal twins aren’t 666% compatible DNA like identical twins are, but they’re likely to be very close (unless you have one of those weird scenarios like Sami Brady’s “twins” on Days… who had two different fathers!)

Celia
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Celia

Sorry, Soapgal—you are painting Willow as Nina’s victim—You forget that Nina was a victim herself. Willow is a little brat who takes advantage of those who love her—Michael, Chase, even Sasha!! Nina’s children were literally torn from her body—lthat is enough to break down anyone’s brain cells. In my eyes, she has atoned to her “sins”- On the other hand, Carly is a gelid Amazon—no compassion –except for those she selfishly expects to feed her ego. I can’t stand excuses—Oh, gee–Willow kept secrets because she was protecting this one, and that one…. Carly was, also, protecting “this one and that… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Hey Celia, how about changing “Willow” to “Wallow” since all she does is complain and feel sorry for herself because Nina walks the earth. And that’s BEFORE her leukemia.

Celia
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Celia

LOL–everything is Nina’s fault, Soaphound, don’t you know?? Nina did this and Nina did that. Well, in Nina’s defense she was in a coma for twenty years –finding out her mother was a maniac , plus the loss of a child she never had the pleasure of seeing—well, what can I say??. What’s Carly’s excuse? Carly, considering she lost a son ( whom she, nor Sonny, ever mention) should have a little more compassion— You know what I hope, Soaphound? —Michael, for some reason or other ( it’s a soap) turning out not to be Wiley’s bio Dad. Next of… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

Carly, Nina, Sonny…they all deserve each other. Josslyn is headed down the same path.

Boop
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Boop

Joss is on the path of Carly , Michael, Sonny , etc !

Soapkin
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Soapkin

By Sonny’s own code he should have killed Nina for being untrustworty by keeping him from his family and putting them in danger. Sonny choose Nina over his family and they both got what they deserve, no respect.

Cecil James
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Cecil James

Willows baby is a goner totally.

Rodd
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Rodd

Can’t wait to see next week’s episodes!

Timmm
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Timmm

Im not a fan of Cynthia Watros. Never have been but I dont dislike her. We saw Michelle Stafford as Nina. She was on GH what she already had been on Y&R, Phyliss! Thats okay, she was born to be Phyliss. The job pays well and she gets to play the over the top character for as long as she wants. Her on GH was uncomfortable. Now with Cynthia, same thing, she just doesnt capture everything the character requires, being a believable replacement for Carly and Willow’s mother. There is no likability here and we cannot feel any connection to… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

How can you feel a connection to a flaming maniac created by Stafford she is over the top awful just can’t stand her !! Then you have Becky herbst who I has chemistry with a phone book subtle you can’t tell she is acting just like Case over at Y&R ! Wake up writers or I pray soaps implode

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kay
OMG, you are exactly right. I have disliked her for all the many years she’s been on Y&R and disliked her as the first Nina. Arms and legs flying all over, at first I thought she had a medical issue, but after so many years I’ve gotten used to her and try FF any scene she’s in.just saw your other post and wish they’d put her out of HER misery.
I also feel the same about Liz and have said as much, but she has a lot of followers, don’t get it!

Timmm
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Timmm

Becky gets the short stick and is paired with Finn. He is a bore. She was great with Roger Howarth. They screwed that character up and now she is in limbo. Maybe a Nu-Nicholas and her will have mega chemistry? By the way, they FINALLY had Jeff come home and, although I didnt care for the actor, the bigger problem is with 25 years of pent up anger and hurt, they never let Liz play all this out on screen. Then, Jeff is gone! What a ripoff! And to your point, Sharon Case over at Y&R is gold and they… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I agree, T—not into Finn, at all. I liked him on OLTL—every other character he has played and plays ( Finn) is a bust for me. He’s strange. And, too old to be his father’s son. I also agree with your characterization of Ray and Chance. Not for Sharon ( love her)—but, that’s where this plot is going. She’s youthful looking and gorgeous, yet too old for Chance—I can’t stomach the reverse either–.. Like Nick and Sally etc. Poor Liz always gets the “noose”—enough of giving her the damsel in distress image. She’s a strong woman who has reared three… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, I felt sorry for Adam on Wednesday’s show. Victor says he needs family loyalty….but Nick is allowed to move in on Sally when he knew (and Adam asked him kindly not to) the unresolved feelings involved. And Victoria? Submarining Adam at every turn at Newman..wow, that’s family love?? And Summer trashing Adam with jerko Kyle when Adam both saved her dad during the tornado in Kansas AND saved her half-sister’s life with a transplant. With family like that, I’d rather choose my own. I want Sharon back with Adam since Nick has fully abdicated himself to his nether regions.

Celia
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Celia

Well, Soaphound—-I sure hope Nick’s nether-regions can keep up with with someone half his age? LOL—Nick betrayed his own daughter by ignoring what Sally put Summer through. Poor kid, first her father, now her husband!! Men can be so dumb. Sorry guys!!
I’m beginning to really “dig” Adam. He seems so lost—Is he falling for Chelsea again?—or does he simply resent Billy ( yuck—-come back BM!!) and thus keeps coming around to check the situation?
Well, I’d rather see him with Sharon than Chance—-he’s such an object.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I know what you mean, Celia, but I have to admit…since Abby is out of his life (mostly), I’m starting to like Chance. His acting has really improved and his soul searching is coming across as realistic. Meanwhile Abby and Devon continue to be stomach churning. And where is darling Dummy, sorry, Dom-Dom? I guess they don’t make plastic dolls for his age range.

Celia
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Celia

OMG—-you always manage to crack me up—-Dom-Dom or Dum-Dum?? I don’t know yet about Chance, Soaphound—I will give him a chance ( stupid joke—my bad)—-it’s actually the writers’ fault—making him an object. LOL—Maybe now that he’s unshackled from Abby’s invisible chains, he’ll be able to show his true self and muscles. Devon and Abby—another pathetic mismatch—I just caught up—-I thought it was the weirdest thing—he and Abby sitting on the sofa where he looked up at her—-and she looking down—The opposite of my husband and I— LOL—-I’m always looking up, standing or sitting. Only I would make such a banal… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, way off topic, except our shared Italian heritage: are you familiar with Jack Savoretti, British / Italian singer songwriter? Google him if you can…great, rough voice and many of his songs sound like Italian pop music from the 60s and 70s. And he’s a real dreamboat..check out the long curly hair and fabulous smile. He’s the real deal artistically. I’m obsessed!

Celia
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Celia

WOW!! Savoretti sounds as sexy as he looks!! I’m completely surprised because all of the Italo-American artists, who try to sound Italian, destroy the songs. But, the British Italians maintain their authenticity. I have a favorite Italian pop singer, as well–Enrico Nigiotti—not so much the looks, but his hair and voice “send” me—he’s so hot–favorite song, BACIAMI ADESSO ( Kiss Me Now)– While my maternal grandmother has a massive collection of 60’s American and British “records”, my husband’s nonna has one of 60’s Italian artists such as, Little Tony ( Cuore Matto) Mina ( Tintarella de Luna–Amore, Amore with Riccardo… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Soaphound—-I just recieved notice that my comment was approved–I could kick myself for inadvertently making a grammar mistake—typos, yes—grammar mistakes are a NO-NO-I caught it as I was reading through the reply—should read: The opposite of my husband and ME, not I—object of the preposition “of”— Can you ever forgive me?? LOL
I know you are a stickler for perfect grammar as much as I am—but, even I, as perfect as I am, make mistakes. Triple LOL.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

No worries, Celia. This is an informal setting so just as long as we get our thoughts across, I’m okay with grammar gaffes. What gets me is when you see errors on the “crawl” part of news programs. The other day, they actually spelled committee with one “m”. These are, presumably, college graduates? Wow, your music collections sound fabulous. My dad used to play Connie Francis and Morgana King, Tony Bennett, etc., but yours are genuine! I also love classical, esp. Mozart and Bach…they just make your soul feel at peace. My friends always found me whacky for playing the… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Soaphound, before all the “chaos” in the city ( NYC), we used to catch Broadway shows, at least four or five times a year– What a cultural disaster not to have the freedom of enjoying the extraordinary talent and genius this country has to offer theatrically and/or otherwise—the kids, especially ( and there are maaany in our family) “crave” everything in the city– –yes, the music of Streisand and Springsteen is immortal—but, I’m a Freddie Mercury girl–Oh; did you know that Bruce’s lineage is Italian?—-I was taken aback— And—more importantly, Alexander Graham Bell took the credit for Inventing the… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Timmm
Carly and Willow’s mother? WHAT??

Timmm
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Timmm

Nina, not “Carly, and Willow’s mother. Sorry.

Timmm
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Timmm

Nina, not “Carly, and Willow’s mother.

Kay
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Kay

Shame on me they are just doing their job ! In the early days Stafford was awesome just now they have written her as a cartoon! As for case I know what is going on shame on them ! I just am disgusted you have a great soap and you just literally destroy it! Nope it’s not important but I sure use to like my escape !!!

Kay
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Kay

Ok just a question ??? Why is Rh and Me one hundred different characters ?? Answer we have no answer! Just so you will know I love the soap opera agenda ! I’m just trying to save it

Satan
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Satan

Sure we have an answer…. Frank feels some strange compulsion to keep his old OLTL pals employed. That’s not a bad thing in and of itself, but the first mistake was bringing on their characters from the other show, which was a disaster. Then he had to quickly rewrite them due to the legal hassles, and he struck out twice with both, turning RH into a dead serial killer – and then trying to redeem him as a “family man”. While he turned ME into a doctor who looked just like a vampire and was dead within a year or… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I’ve said this time and time again, specifically when Silas was then Finn, no one ever came up to him and said “Hey, you look so much like Silas.” Kiki never blinked. Same with all Howarth’s recreations of Todd Manning/ and every one of his other characters on GH!

Scott (ATWT fan)
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Scott (ATWT fan)

Pretty sure, based on what I’ve seen and read, the character of Franco was killed off because Disney-ABC did not want a rapist on the canvas, so it meant keeping Roger Howarth and pushing another role onto him; it’s also why Todd Manning did not return to town, which is what should have happened over Austin Gatlin-Holt (who with recast just may work as a character).

However, the re-hiring of Michael Easton has just… fallen flat. It’s time to cut some ties loose.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

The Franco death would have been so far along in the planning/writing phase with the plan to bring back Todd (and pair him with Carly). That’s when the network stepped in and said no more rapists effectively axing both Franco and Todd. It also explains the quick write off of Harmony, who helped enable Shiloh’s assaults.

MIKE
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MIKE

both gave their A game, great hour of soap

Kay
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Kay

Ok the character of Nina was created by Stafford who was so over the top it was embarrassing ! She sucked the character sucked and just nauseating that they are still trying to establish her! But lucky us we have Stafford back at Y&R screaming throwing her arms and all of you losers call it acting!! Gosh put us out of this misery

Celia
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Celia

I just had this weird thought—there will be some kind of mix-up with Esme’s and Willow’s babies.

Satan
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Satan

Considering how they both seem to be at the same point in their pregnancies… despite the fact that Willow was pregnant months before Esme hooked up with her boyfriend’s daddy, you can bet your soul that some sort of baby swap is coming.

Remember the last time Heather was on the loose, she stole Baby Danny from Sam & Jason

Kay
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Kay

I’m not going to attack them anymore they give it their all with the most stupid storylines they read it and they carry on ! God bless them ! I’m just out of this circus I applaud them they are not to blame I just hope somebody does all of them we have four left please just give them a break

Kay
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Kay

The chemistry between case and braeden was off the charts they were so great as a daughter in law and father !! Then bingo MAB decided to have them marry destroyed a relationship off the camera and on! Nobody had the chemistry these two actors had! Braeden needed to stop the hate but he never lets it go ! Stop it Braeden we all want to get past it!

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Yes, they do keep repeating the same old tropes. Will this time be anything different? At least with Wiley, we had the added element of adoption with Lucas (remember him?) and Brad. Technically, Heather wasn’t “on the loose” when Danny & Tea’s deceased baby were switched. Heather had been released and returned to PC to connect with Steven Lars. She was able to blackmail Todd to get a job at the Invader as a result of the baby switch. When was the last Quartermaine heir to have a mostly normal birth? Scout was born through Sam’s jeans by a dam.… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OG Steve
If you can refresh my memory, was it Liz’s baby that was taken and given to Franco’s mother and Lucky went and retrieved him?

Celia
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Celia

LOL–I remember Sam’s “birthing” episode, Steve—I had said as much–that was a classic birth, for sure.

Celia
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Celia

Great minds think alike—yup—‘Tis soap-fare–we’re not supposed to notice these things; nor keep time. Heather’s brain is at work–absolutely. I just wonder why? What will compel her to switch babies? My theory is: either Esme’s baby dies at birth and Heather will take Willow’s–OR–to shut the Cassadines up, the psycho will take Willow’s baby, and surreptitiously give it to the Cassadines–while she, Ryan and Esme take off together with the Esme’s real baby. Am I making any sense? The only thing is—how to explain the disappearance of Willow’s baby? Regardless, We both agree that there will be “a whole lotta… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

On the other horn, while Heather has stolen babies before, so has Nina. And given Willow’s health, it’s entirely possible that her baby might be the one that does not survive. So Nina could snap and take off with Esme’s baby and convince herself that it’s her grandchild. Of course that would make her instant enemies of Ryan & Heather, who might not be as forgiving as Ava was when Nina stole her kid back in the day…

Actually… I think I like this scenario… as long as it ends properly.

Celia
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Celia

LOL–that will never happen, Satan—instead, this scenario may unfold—Nina catches Heather absconding with Willow’s baby and here comes SuperNina to save it and the day!!! Yeahhyyy!!! Willow will cry her “96 tears” of gratitude, thus welcoming Nina in her arms and life forevermore. There!!❤️

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Sounds good to me and I was thinking that Sasha might take one of these babies. She’s still a loose cannon, especially when she finds out Gladys lost all her money, unless Sonny replaces it first. I think if Sasha finds out the money’s been lost, she’ll feel like she’s let Brando down and here we go again.

Harry
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Harry

I’m too tired to contribute further to the Nina vs Carly debate. However, Violet, when you called Sasha a “loose cannon” it reminded me of an infamous typo that came from the AOL soap message boards back in early 2000. A poster called Drucilla from Y&R a “ loose cannibal.” I mean it’s bad enough to be a cannibal but to be a cannibal with no morals? The nerve!

Celia
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Celia

I read on this site ( I think) that Willow won’t make it? Hmmmm—I don’t really want her to leave, but this may bring Michael and Sasha back together??

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General Hospital Alum Annie Wersching Dead at 45

In very sad news on Sunday, actress Annie Wersching, who starred in the series 24, Bosch and Timeless, and portrayed Amelia Joffe on General Hospital, passed away this morning from cancer.  Annie was only 45-years-0ld.

Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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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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Denise Crosby Makes a Return to General Hospital

After a major fallout with her parents, Carolyn (Denise Crosby) and Jeff Webber (William R. Moses), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) was devastated, in particular because they concocted a plan to make her forget all about the tragic situation earlier in her life. That being, when Finn’s (Michael Easton) late wife, Reiko, fell down a flight of steps and eventually died after she struggled with Liz.

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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