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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina's Plot To Take Ava's Baby Reveals Itself! Franco To Carly: "Why Would I Marry A Lying Cheating Whore?"

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Friday’s Halloween day episode of General Hospital was one for the record books, in that so much went on, so much was revealed, and so many viewers wrote us that they had to re-watch it again to make sure they caught all the action and had the information straight!

November Sweeps is definitely here,  and weeks and months of laying the groundwork for these pivotal plotpoints has now come to it crucial moments.  Next week on GH is not to be missed after what just went down!

Let’s begin:  In the twisted and disturbing plot of Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford), she is finally well on her way to taking Ava’s (Ava Jerome) baby from her, literally! With the help of Mom Madeline (Donna Mills), Silas (Michael Easton) gets called to the hospital after Sam (Kelly Monaco) has an emotional meltdown thinking Danny’s leukemia is back.  As viewers know, Madeline posing as a doctor got Danny’s files from Brad (Parry Shen).  The the faux-doctor, doctored the report inside the young boys medical records.  This left Silas leaving Ava alone, and the timing for Nina to enter the brownstone to exact her revenge on Ava,which begins with Nina putting Ava on notice of what is about to transpire by exclaiming, “Buckle up, bitch!”  First, Nina gives Ava a huge syringe of a paralyzing drug to her enemy, so she can’t move! Then, as we go to the end of an episode, Nina has a second syringe filled with the drug to induce labor and to take Ava’s baby!  It was harrowing drama played to perfection by Emmy winners, Maura West and Michelle Stafford!  West acting with only her eyes as her body is lifeless was sensational, and Stafford becoming unglued was the perfect counterpart of one of the most highly-anticipated showdowns in recent soap opera memory.

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Elsewhere, Franco (Roger Howarth) and Carly (Laura Wright) are finally having their nuptials! But not before Carly learned from Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) that Franco had lied to her in regards to him trying to hack into her email account to get his hands on the tape which implicates Sonny for the murder of AJ Quartermaine.

After Franco apologizes, and offers his jealousy and paranoia as an excuse, Carly still agrees to begin their wedding ceremony.  Carly’s daughter, Josslyn (Hannah Nordberg) was hilarious throwing rose petals in disgust as she had made it very clearly she cannot stand Franco!  With Lucy (Lynn Herring) presiding over the ceremony as Carly thinks of Sonny, she still says her “I do” to Franco!  However, when it’s Franco’s turn, he shocks Carly by saying he will not marry her … and then adds: “Why would I marry a lying cheating whore?”

Additionally, Morgan (Bryan Craig) learned that Ava killed Connie, and that Sonny did indeed kill AJ.  Morgan and Sonny have a come to Jesus moment, and Morgan helps his dad by letting him know exactly where Ava is – at the brownstone! Meanwhile, Anna (Finola Hughes) and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) now believe that Sonny killed AJ!  It is devastating for both of them to realize for different reasons: Anna suspects Duke (Ian Buchanan) covered for Sonny, and Dante realized his dad killed a man!

So many reveals! So much put in motion! What did you think of the Nina and Ava scenes? Carly and Franco’s wedding? Morgan finding out Ava killed Connie?  And what will happen when Michael (Chad Duell) learns the truth?  Share your comments on Friday’s GH below!

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SiteAdavocate61

I enjoyed every minute and cannot wait until Monday.

Christy
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Christy

Ditto! and all month!

mary
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mary

Must see TV. Scandal has nothing on GH. Just fabulous. I can’t tell who is better, Maura as Ava or Michelle as crazy Nina. The wedding from hell is great as well. Well done Frank and Ron. With so much going on, what is happening next week?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I thought being at the Haunted Star and on Halloween, the wedding wouldve had more of a Halloween them with the cast dressed in costume: Franco as The Francostein Monster and Carly as the Bride, Lucy dressed as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Lucas, Brad and Felix as The Golden Girls, Micheal and Kiki as Dumb and Dumber, Bobbi as a plastic Barbie Doll, Scott as The Pillsbury Doughboy, Spencer as Damian from The Omen and Joslyn as ‘Carrie White’…that wouldve made the show so much better…lol…Meanwhile, will a dedperate Ava reveal to Nina that Kiki is her daughter or would… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Correction: Halloween theme…desperate Ava!!!

su0000
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su0000

Morgan (Bryan Craig) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) both had my full attention.. very powerful and moving.. superb acting!! Nina (Michelle Stafford) is more powerful than she was with Y&R, she is a magnificent actress.. Ava (Maura West) was outstanding.. Maura and Michelle are two of the best soap actress, and together they are spellbinding. Madeline (Donna Mills), Silas (Michael Easton) Sam (Kelly Monaco) gave great performances!!! Franco (Roger Howarth) and Carly (Laura Wright) were excellent, they had me on the edge! It was tense! I like that.. And as alway Anna (Finola Hughes) and Heather (Robin Mattson) both were splendid..… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I liked it and i cant wait to see Mondays episode!!!

Ces
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Ces

Morgan & Sonny’s scenes were by FAR my favorite of this entire show!! That kid can act and he and Maurice had superb chemistry and father & son. Loved every minute of them!!!

Michelle Stafford — whoa — this stuff was great. She’s been on fire lately. Actually, the last 5 episodes have been awesome!! Maura West – Top notch today!!

This is the stuff that General Hospital is made off. When the writers are at the top of their game like this, the show is awesome!!! Kudos to the episode 🙂

Nick D.
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Nick D.

Agree with everything su0000 said. Superb all around.

Ces
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Ces

I also thought it would be a Halloween episode and I thought everyone would be dressed up in freaky garb. I also thought there would be more guests ???

all in all, I’m thrilled with the episode!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

jimh, GREAT STUFF! I love your creative, terrific Halloween costume suggestions.

Thanks for your observations on Sonny, hypocrite is the tip of the iceberg!

I found Nina’s behavior unsettling, unsettling to the point of “I’d rather not see something like this,” although Maura West was terrific!

Finally, Franco tells off Carly! No truer words were ever spoken…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

The Nina plot involving Ava and the baby i find a bit disturbing and difficult to watch…thanks for the compliment…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I meant thanks for the compliment on my halloween suggestions…and i too found Nina’s behaviour unsettling and can barely watch those scenes and soon Days will be doing something similiar…sorry about my original reply…it didnt come out the way it shouldve have…i get under stress alot and then i write things differently than i originally planed…but im working on it!!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I totally understood you, jimh! No need to apologize and no need to stress out. I am the same way. I try to avoid offending others with my words (and actions).

Sorry to hear that DOOL is doing the same kind of storyline as GH’s Nina/Ava situation. Speaking of stress, it stresses me out to watch something like this. All those yesteryear storylines of someone being held in a well, panic room, catacombs—I just want it to end!

Peace, Friend!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hey there jimh,

1. Brad, Felix and Lucas as The Golden Girls, huh??? Great…except something’s missing. I mean…what about Sophia??? LOL!!!!!
2. Scott as The Pillsbury Doughboy…made me LMAO!!!!! Good one, JIm!!!!!
3. Michael and Kiki as Dumb and Dumber…y-e-s…THANK YOU!!!!!
4. Jim…how about this: In the spirit of Halloween…Dr. Obrecht dressed up as Margaret White (Carrie’s VERY DEMENTED mother???)??? Dude…just an idea…LOL!!!!! Yep.
5. Dude…Duke and Lucy would make a VERY INTERESTING PAIR!!!!! And, besides…Duke and Anna’s relationship DRIED UP years ago…LOL!!!!!

Take care, Jim. Peace.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yes…Dr.O as Carries demented mother…loved it Jaybird…perfect!!! Peace to you too!!!

su0000
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su0000

The acting gets 10 stars / powerful awesome..
BRAVO! actors!!

It was spellbinding, and great!!
I really had fun watching, it was the way I like it.. thrilling..

ALL the actors were fantastic, they gave their best and the episode was thrilling!!

I can’t wait for Monday !!!!!!!!!!!!

Omar
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Omar

I agree with you 100% and for those of you complainers saying the cast is bloated or too big, this goes to show you how GH is doing the right thing by bringing all this fan favorite and emmy winners.

The show has a wealth of talent and was in full display on Friday..I am salivating Monday episode..That is what a good soap is all about!!!

Andrea
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Andrea

Best hour of soap opera in ages. The whole episode & all the actors have their EMMY reels next year. I don’t know who was better Maura Michelle Maurice or Bryan. Heck give them all one. And the writers & EP

Fran
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Fran

why are they always killing off babies or giving Children diseases on this show they can’t have a storyline on this show without it

Laurie
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Laurie

Well Fran, in this particular case, Danny is not really sick, it’s a cruel hoax. As far as Ava’s baby, whew, I feel there are some shockers coming out of this mess, but a baby will not die. Hope not. I think it’s more than “Kiki is your daughter”…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Excellent. Sometimes a suggestion can be very powerful; just the thought of a drug that leaves you powerless to move is Hitchcockian. That ploy has been used often; most recently and more horrifically on Revenge…but frightening nonetheless. To watch Ava powerless (murderess that she is), vulnerable, unable to use her violent, criminal mind against a woman crazed…was riveting and disturbing. Michelle Stafford was masterful in her rage…her psychotic glee…and terrifying as she circled Ava’s belly. Both actresses were brilliant and it made for great drama. I really “felt” Ava’s fear… I loved how they circled each point around the other.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

it was horrific and I was horrified for Ava my new mantra… “don’t you dare touch that baby… with Mother Ava” spellbinding is putting it mildly it’s amazing how an actor/actress can eclipse all else Maura West astounds she’s a Marvel mind you… I was offput by her presence on ATWT, because of my devotion to the Snyder family and thought Carly and Rosanna were the reason the Snyders’ dissapeared… she’ll tell us straight out… Y&R just bombed… for both sides… actor and audience she begets her presence in Port Charles and just stratospheres…. Aplomb…. Maura West and Michelle Stafford…… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

your paragraph 2 was right on especially about … ME’ Silas… it would seem like he’s been given the shaft.. after he started so good out of the gate… of the three amigos…. Roger/Franco / Silas / Kiki he storms forward … then fell out of the loop (sans Sam)… and now… I’m near smitten with him all over again… with Ava and Kiki. wow… your take on the flow of GH thursday and friday eps are I lol with Bobbie leering at Franco as she’s escorted down the aisle with Scotty I loved the dialogue with Morgan and Sonny…… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Totally agree with you about Brian Craig. Loved this kid from the start! He showed real acting chops yesterday and him & Maurice have tons more chemistry than his stiff son Michael Corinthos!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Patrick! 😉 Ces…I look at Michael a different way. I like him soooo much! (And Chad Duell is hilarious if you’ve ever seen his videos with girlfriend Kristen.) I think they’ve done a great casting job with these two brothers. Morgan looks and acts like Sonny…he’s dark in appearance and mood. Tempestuous, passionate, capable of great love as well as wrath. He embodies a Corinthos. Michael looks like a Quartermaine. He looks like our latest AJ (Sean Kanan) as well as Jason…both Steve and now Billy. He’s lighter in look and temperament. But yet, perhaps this is where environment… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

This is one viewer who is not finding all of this aberrant activity aimed at Ava one bit entertaining….the systematic, barbaric abuse of an expectant mother and her unborn fetus, first being dangerously drugged by that nuisance of a nurse, and now horribly harassed in strikingly similar circumstances by Nina the Nutter, is utterly nauseating. As I have previously stated, I am no fan of the haughty hit woman and whatever happens to her once she gives birth is of absolutely no consequence to me, but until the time Ms. Jerome has been safely delivered of that child in a… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“… until the time Ms. Jerome has been safely delivered of that child in a peaceful, respectful fashion… ”

I am truly waiting for this… it’s horrific

1. Sonny wanted her dead
2. Sabrina gave her the wrong medication prescription
3. Nina wants her baby

it’s all barbaric and too much for me… the story reels me in… because of how riveting Maura West is… but it’s chilling and mind numbing neverthetheless

I respect your post

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, Patrick….even though I realize this is all just “make-believe,” there still remain limits as to what constitutes the realms of good taste, as well as basic human decency….and for me, that line was once again crossed on GH. (As always, it was a treat to hear from you in your own inimitable literary fashion….please keep those wildly-creative streams-of-consciousness regarding Port Charles coming our way! They are such a joy to behold….)

hunt
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hunt

Hopefully this doesn’t offend, but you’re taking it way to serious. This is daytime drama at its finest. Emphasis on DRAMA. While we all have characters we root for (me – I’m team Ava. I’d love nothing more than for her to somehow show that she’s a SUPERWOMAN and knock the piss out of Nina and put that bitch back in a coma), it’s just such riveting story. As posted by others, these actors really brought their best to Friday’s episode…and many have been doing outstanding work for weeks. I’m sorry that you don’t appear to appreciate that. It’s pure… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree hunt. A soap takes the best and worst of society and heightens it. The whole contrast of good vs evil is why we root for the characters that we do. (Or in this case evil vs evil…though I love them both). I was effected by the death of Jake and I wish they hadn’t killed him off. Similarly I was sad that Danny was sick. But these things happen in life…it’s gut-wrenching in reality and in fiction. But thankfully Danny has a happy outcome…Maxie was given a heart (in her childhood heart problems) and so on. Ava getting… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

No offense taken, Hunt! I happen to agree with you on the subject of Ava….how I would love to see her muster all the strength she has to do exactly what you so succinctly stated…..we are on the same page there! However, I am simply saying that I felt this constant barrage of abuse to Ms. Jerome in her fragile expectant condition was simply too extreme and overdone….for me it has ceased to be interesting or edgy…it has crossed over to the sick and sadistic. Having said that, “The Av-ster” richly deserves all the retributions that will come raining down… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…along with the many talented thesps who portray Dr. O., Madeline, Silas, Franco, Heather, Anna, and especially the magnificent Billy Miller as nuJason….there have been too numerous to mention top-notch performances as of late. The only place I part company with perennial posters here is regarding Nina…..I cannot abide the character nor her portrayal by MS….it has all the delicacy and finesse of a bull in a china shop, and the oft-repeated rotation of acting affectations is simply ” Bravo… hands down… reading is a treat…. yours does this Nina : I’m relaxing on her , act… finally… GH production… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Miss Shay,

I have not seen GH in quite a spell, however, your comment is a thing of beauty.
Absolute perfection! Bravo.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Harry! You haven’t!!!???? Blasphemy!!!!

Shay
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Shay

Many thanks, Harry….I always consider your compliments to be high praise indeed!

Harry
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Harry

I finally caught a show. Yes, Franco was great fun. Anyone who can make Carly look like a horse’s ass is okay in my book. Shay, I don’t get the feeling anyone can call you humor challenged, nor am I ever accused of suffering from the same malady. However, watching Reptile Woman threaten Ava with the needle displeased me. Meanwhile, Nick Tortelli, er, I mean Sonny, is telling his son Morgan that he is “gonna take Ava out” after she gives birth to his baby. ( I assume Sonny doesn’t mean take Ava out to a dinner and a movie.)… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Shay… you way over think.. too involved .. 🙂
over thinking great fiction kills the joy..
I for one do not care about anything you wrote, I’m in the now, this story(s) are more than awesome, and that is all that matters.. People enjoying the stories and getting a thrill and chill while doing ti.. and being in awe of the magnificent acting !!
((People, in general, who dissect everything on soap will never love and enjoy it..

The stories are the best of the year.. I am happy and enjoying every second!!!

Shay
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Shay

@su0000….I must respectfully disagree with your assertion that I overthink GH ….as a matter of fact, the reaction I described was totally visceral, which is actually the exact opposite of consciously making a judgment about something which simply naturally repels one. (Kind of like that “Crypt Tryst” which we so widely discussed some months back…..) It’s not a choice….it just is. Furthermore, I don’t dissect “everything” about GH…..quite frankly, I ignore much of what transpires until something particularly riveting or revolting enough upon which to comment comes along…that can mean a little or a lot depending upon the vicissitudes of… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Dear Suooo, one thing which I am sure of which you are never guilty is thinking too much.
For me, my reaction to the Ava and unborn child storyline, came from the gut. As Shay asserts, it was purely “visceral.”

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Great use of alliteration.

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, Engrady!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Shay, i love your writing style…whether we agree or disagree i always look forward to what you have to say…Nina i sometimes like when she is in scenes with Franco and i wish she was the same with others…most other times she gets to be way too much and her overacting gets on my nerves…way too campy…i always thought she was supposed to be a fragile china doll and not the Terminator…lol…but i do love the Swiss Mis girls Liesal and Magda whenever they are in scenes together…cant get enough of those two…im not much of a Liz fan but… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hey, jimh!!! Thank you! So nice to touch base with you….it’s been too long since we compared notes…I always make it a point to read your wonderfully creative comments, but I have been too bogged down to post much in the past few weeks…I’m making up for lost time this week!!!! As you saved the best thought for last, I shall start there…..yes, we have been blessedly Snappy free as of late, although dare I say that I’ve been waiting with bated breath for Dr. O. to tear that nitwit nurse a new one after her baby killing escapade was… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

The “horror” of Ava’s situation IS the point. I’m very impressed at how the writers built everything to peak at Halloween, and aren’t soft peddling Nina’s twisted nature by making it a daydream of what she wants to do, or a paranoid delusion of Ava’s. I’m not normally a fan of all those horror movies w/children at their core (ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE OMEN, THE EXORCIST, THE BAD SEED). But, my feeling is that if GH is going to set 2 characters on a collision course to peak at Halloween, they might as well go for broke and dare to do… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL it’s dynamic stuff to play out at it’s best “ava aVA AVA” “Trick or Treat” it unfolded spooled our comfort level and kicked in to high ACT drama twofold “…Go, girls! Chew that scenery! ” it was effective for me…. especially with Maura West I think Nina has enough in Port Charles who will help her out of this mess Franco…. help her see the light Madeleine …. comfort your daughter Dr. O…. Aunt Leisl backbone that niece and see to her recovery I don’t want Nina to play out all her cards yet…. we know that’s not bound… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

@Shay all I will say is GH for me is too much crazy going on! I feel like I woke up in the middle of a bad slasher movie. Getting old & grouchy I guess !

Shay
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Shay

I get what you are saying KansasGuest, but my biggest problem besides finding the current Ava (and Baby…) in jeopardy scheme to be beyond distasteful is the fact it has been repeated for the duration of her entire pregnancy….just the once would have sufficed, and had it been Sonny as the perpetrator, torturing her and threatening to take away her child before harming her, then I could have understood, given Corinthos’ completely logical beef with her. But that nonsense with the Snapster and her purposely drugging an unborn child with the intent to kill, and then this deranged drama queen… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

The “daily habit” is consistency, Shay. If Nina was a psycho out for revenge one moment and making nice with the neighbors the next (and I mean REALLY being nice, not psycho nice) then the entire storyline wouldn’t ring true. This is the culmination of a woman locked in her body for 20 years, feeling her life, her baby and her husband were stolen from her…and the “list” of people she needs to torture to feel somewhat emotionally relieved. Nina’s been fixated on Ava…fixated on losing her own baby…so it makes perfect sense for her, in her total break from… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Shay. Ooolalala, I’m baaaaack !!! I had an exhausting day…lost my rhythm….LOL. I must admit that I found myself fast forwarding most of the Ava/Nina scenes. You know how I feel about any heart wrenching and gruesome baby storylines. I like watching horror movies as much as the next person; just not involving babies, or children, in general. I suppose there are those fans who greedily lust for blood. When I saw Ava slithering on the floor, my stomach actually did a spasmodic flip. I am with you….I must be from a different planet because I will never understand… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

And a “BRAVA” right back at ya, CeeCee!!! You have just returned to your hectic schedule and yet you took the time to post such a gracious reply to little ole me ….well, “molte grazie, amica mia!” (I’m touched!) I guess we both hail from a “different planet” because that cunning, cold-blooded child-clutching caper of Nina’s is waaay too far out there for me, too…..most certainly too uncivilized to be considered entertaining in any manner of the word. It’s deplorable and disgusting in its depth of depravity, and today’s episode did little to change my convictions regarding that subject. I… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Shay…put me down for a COMPLETE OPPOSITE opinion of what you just wrote!

😉

Loved the entire episode…great psycho drama…great performances..great story…and congrats to both moms! (hhahha..a lil bithin’ levity…pass the cigars!)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

sigh. birthing…not bithin’…not bitchin’…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Heeeyyy, Shay. As usual, your writing sends me. I do believe that Port Charles seems to harvest psychos…these characters are all certifiable and straight out of bedlam…not just Nina. BTW, Shay? Did you notice the size of Ava’s baby? This infant is huge for a premie…LOL. And what an easy delivery too!!!! We women should all be that lucky! And then, there’s Sonny, the almighty, who feels he has every right to kill whenever his malevolent head commands it…no whys, ifs or buts. Little men turn me off as it is…LOL….and, picturing him with Carly? Why does my mind go… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hello again, CeeCee!!! Welcome to the weekend…..I guess you survived your return to the halls of academe? Do tell….was it tough to kick the “daytime viewing habit?” (Hey, just had to ask…..LOL.) Concerning your assertion that Port Charles “harvests psychos,” well, yeah, it always has, but historically we were normally treated to no more than one to two per season….now they convivially concur and congregate with alarming frequency at the hands of Ron C. And speaking of the “unbalanced,” (to put it kindly….) I absolutely agree with you that Nina went overboard, but then for me, that’s nothing new….I continue… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

P.S. My apologies, I meant “Alida!” Darn typo….forgive me, “FAS,” if you see this!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I have mixed feelings for MS’s Nina…her more subdued scenes during the birth of Ava’s child today i could tolerate(if she was more like this instead of her bloated overacting style in most scenes i might have been able to like her but her campy cartoonish craziness gets on my last nerve…im like CeeCee and you…i cant stomach this cold calculating crazy threatening a pregnant Ava and it got to the point that i almost stopped watching…(i know some point out Nina was in a coma for 20 years, lost a child, and her husband cheated on her blah, blah,… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m not sure we’re supposed to “feel for the character (Nina). I think we’re supposed to feel revulsion, horror and the complete lunacy of her and her actions. Although I like the storyline I also am uncomfortable watching it…which means it’s pretty powerful stuff. If this were Jack Nicolson or Kathy Bates we’d in some Hitchcock thriller many more would be applauding it. The point is for me…and some others…it was powerful, heightened drama…revolting and compelling all at the same time. And as we all know…the baby is fine…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Jimh…you’re not the only one who sometimes gets your words garbled. It’s late and I type quickly without proofing my words. Always frustrated there’s no edit feature here. Anyway, here are my “edits”…

end quotation marks after character.

If this were Jack Nicolson Kathy Bates…delete “we’d”…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

We do agree, jimh. As much as I love Michelle, Nina completely turned me off with her Lizzie Borden behavior. You’re right, no matter Nina’s suffering and betrayal, her demonic antics are not acceptable. Nina means the baby no harm? Anything horrific could happen which could be detrimental to the baby. She’s nuts, so how does she differentiate between what’s good or bad for that child? TPTB cannot have it both ways…this storyline is very contradictory. On one hand, Nina is mentally ill, yet, she’s ‘compos mentis’. I just don’t get what TPTB are trying to convey….yes, we already know… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Thank you for your sweet sentiment, jimh! For the record, I previously responded to your comments here—- twice, in fact—-and they did not make it to post, but I hope you personally received them in your inbox. I just wanted you to know that your remarks did not go unread or unappreciated, and if by chance you have not had the opportunity to read them, then I shall try a third time to see that you do!

Shay
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Shay

Right back at ya, jimh!!! Read your reply…I certainly didn’t expect one….just wanted you to know that your kind comments did not go by unnoticed nor unanswered. Rebecca1 and I had a few convos about our lost and misplaced posts a few weeks back and CeeCee and I have pondered the mysteries of moderation, too. Sometimes I think our responses just slip through the cracks due to the sheer volume of commentaries, but other times one does have to pause and go hmmmm…..I try to save my writings and resend them at least once in case there was some sort… Read more »

JUDY
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JUDY

TERRIFIC SHOW ON FRIDAY…..SO GLAD I STARTED WATCHING WHEN ALL THE CHANGES STARTED ON Y&R…STAND OUT PERFORMANCES BY ALL THE GUIDING LIGHT AND AS THE WORLD TURNS BEST PERFORMERS AND THE BEST FROM Y&R………….GREAT SOAP!!!!!!

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

I think Michelle Stafford was a little OTT, but that’s what made her effectively crazy. Not sure how (or if) they’re going to get her out of the deep hole of crazy they’re put her in. Maura West, though. OMG! Her acting while not being able to move her body!!! She was magnificent. I do not understand how Morgan was “flipped” so easily. Yes he was shocked Ava killed Connie. But everything Sonny said about how horrible Ava is, Sonny is equal or worse. Ava had “cause” (as wrong as it was) to kill AJ. Sonny had NO REASON to… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Maura West, though. OMG! Her acting while not being able to move her body!!! ”

that blew me AWAY

I was spellbinded…. entrenched and without a life saver…

Morgan where are YOU

I’m torn up about… but root the same… about the characters of Morgan and Ava… they are the one couple GH has… that should be relished, propped, and delivered back to and from the audience… it’s riveting how much these two pull

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Lucy…

I had the same thoughts about Morgan “flipping on Ava.” Thankfully, we’ve since heard him say he was hoping to have time to talk Sonny out of it. That’s more consistent with the incredible love he had for her!

C
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C

…so I guess we’re ignoring that this was a rip-off of Todd and Blair’s “Hell No” wedding from OLTL, right down to that line of dialogue delivered by Roger Howarth?

W. R.
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W. R.

Not all of us. I called it earlier in the week. As excellent as the acting is in all of this, I hate retread stories. This is the third time that a character Roger played has deliberately humiliated someone at the alter. He is capable of so much more. I wish they had come up with something new, or even different.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Not all of us watched OLTL, so I didn’t know. And I really don’t care. I was surprised by his answer and that’s what counts.

Ces
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Ces

It’s new to me since not all GH fans watched OLTL.

W. R.
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W. R.

I can respect that, and as I said, I’m enjoying the acting. I have no doubt that the rest of the fallout will be good also. Obviously I watch the show, so I’m not a gh hater. I just would have liked more creativity in the storytelling. And there a lot of people that watch(ed) both shows.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think Ron is doing everything he can (that he can get away with legally) to recreate Franco into Todd …and figures those who never watched OLTL will find it new…and those that did will revel in having Todd (under a different name) back and enjoy the nod to OLTL.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

As arresting as this wild storytelling may be (and at times, it is), will anyone ever face criminal charges, deal with their actions, accept responsibility for what they have done? Seems storytelling here and on primetime is all about the plot points, not the characters. I want some humanity and redemption, please. Does anyone ask themselves, “What have I done?”

That said, GH has mighty mighty fine actors who despite the material are incredibly watchable and super talented.

su0000
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su0000

LOL nobody pays for their bad deeds unless they are leaving the show/soap.. ALL the soaps of have murderers who never paid and worse.. That is the charm of soaps.. its all campy bs .. lol but- Sonny is in his own prison , he is greatly suffering inside.. that is obvious.. so- he is paying for his dirty deed, in a soap way .. lol If you want ”’humanity and redemption”’ you have to watch the Waltons.. As you said ” storytelling here and on primetime is all about the plot points”- Welcome to the fast paced 21st century… Read more »

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Regarding the Nina story line: I am having trouble trying to figure out how Nina thinks she can get away with stealing Baby Corinths. How does she plan to present said infant as hers? She has never mentioned leaving town. Granted, she is fruitier than a nut cake, but still, she is capable of planning. How does she plan to get away with what she is trying to do should she succeed? Of course, anyone would thinks a doctor can tell if a woman is pregnant the day after intercourse has to have some underdeveloped cognitive abilities.

Shay
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Shay

Excellent question, Engrady! Although I’m really not certain that “LaNina” has any great talent for planning….Other than her amateurish, must-bandied about “List,” I’ve seen no evidence of an aptitude for that in her skill set….up until now she has simply depended upon her vast wealth to grease any palms she must to employ her schemes….and those have been pretty basic, certainly not intricate in their execution. (A lot of her success thus far has also been due to the element of surprise…..she was able to go “stealth” when her targets assumed she was still in a coma, then unable to… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…not only is she pretty far gone mentally, but she definitely has shortcomings in the logical “critical thinking” department! As for how she intends to escape detection ”

I love that fans shellac and deride the gala….

it’s our show too

this is where the writing and production is pivotal… and on notice

and I beget… hence, the bait, hook, and switch… the product with actor/actress stealth… will be

and it’s at our expense… that we relent defer and swallow

therein lies the expect

it’s viable and doesn’t lessen … we’re still in contention

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Had to reply here Shay…for some reason some of my own comments did not make it to post…what puzzles me is that none were offensive or hurtful to the reader…some were just correcting mistakes…i did recieve your latest one…i do read yours if they do come in my inbox…if i dont reply that doesnt mean i overlook them or dont appreciate them…i have responded to them on occasion and seen a few never got posted that were my own…there was nothing hurtful or offenses so i dont know why it didnt make it…i would never write anything bad in my… Read more »

Jeff
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Jeff

Fantastic performances from the entire cast!! Bravo GH you have the dream cast and so much more excitement than the other 3 soaps. There is no reason GH shouldn’t be the #1 soap!

su0000
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su0000

General hospital is the #1 soap, just ask me! I will tell you GH is #1 ..
damn the numbers and peoples poor viewing taste for other soaps..(their loss)

GH is by far, the best soap…

Its’ acting power is extraordinary and gripping stories..
(can’t wait for Monday!!

Rose
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Rose

Short and sweet…totally dislike the Ava/Nina storyline and how GH writers keep using kids, bore/unborn babies as their pawns. If I wanted to see this degree of ugliness I’d watch Criminal Minds, not soaps.

su0000
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su0000

ehh is you want to see dead children stories watch Y&R, they kill em off and use thei deaths for a decade for ratings LOL ..
Babies are a soaps #1 drama tool always has been always will be..

Rose
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Rose

I just started watching Y&R after ABC axed OLTL and AMC. So caught the whole Adam, Billy, etc car accident thing with the girl which they’ve milked to death. Didn’t know they made a habit of it, too. But the Nina/Ava thing this time is unusually cruel/sicko for GH which I have been watching for years. Says a lot about the writers if they are depending on this depth of ugliness for “drama.”

su0000
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su0000

Rose..
Nothing has happened to the baby …
and-
perhaps nothing will happen to the baby that would be dastardly harmful ..

then again.. it might die.. that is what usually happens to all soap babies..
it is the way it is …

Harry
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Harry

Rose makes a good point. If GH were the Titanic, Frank and Ron would be rushing men ahead of women and children.
Sabrina’s unbaby baby was killed, Ava’s unborn baby has been threatened more than once and not long ago toddler Jake was killed.
Using babies and little children as plot points never works.
The only time it worked was with the BJ’s heart transplant story.
Other than that, GH really seems to be telling a good story as of late which is good for the ratings.

Timmm
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Timmm

Michelle Stafford is golden. Some say she is over the top but her character has gotten a raw deal and is pissed off at a lot of people. Also, in acting, comedy may be very difficult but going off the deep end is harder and Michelle is acting her way to an Emmy. Maura West is great. When Nina shot her up with medicine to paralyze her Maura played it slowly and perfectly believing that it was taking affect on her body. Donna Mills is royalty. She looks great too! The one problem I had and its not her fault,… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Michelle Stafford /Nina is exactly what she is supposed to be, wild and crazy, and she is absolutely brilliantly portraying the role of Nina..!!!

She is not over the top, but rather giving an outstanding performance.. BRAVO!!

( Michelle’s Phyllis is dead.gone… long live Nina!!!!

su0000
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su0000

ohh and-
Madeline is cruel.. look what she did to her daughter..
‘sides, the second test will show no cancer and Madeline knew there would be another/other tests to prove Danny is free of cancer..

k/kay
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k/kay

Here is the deal for me when a new character is brought on I like it gradual so I have a chance to care about them. As for MS as I said above I respect her as an actress for me personally Nina is just too much and I could care less about her. But I do not think anyone is trashing the actress just as my sister who is a drama coach one of the best I might add would say it is not my cup of tea.

Shay
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Shay

We are on the same page when it comes to what we consider the proper pace in the introduction of characters, k/kay! One of my biggest issues with GH has been with the force-feeding of certain newbies when they debut…it’s just too overbearing and imposing…we had this situation with atrocious Ava, most definitely with the insufferable Sappy and now LaNina the Loon. I have noticed that there seems to be greater restraint in the easing in of Billy Miller as nuJason, although from my perspective, I wouldn’t mind watching him more often….he has already won me over with his charming,… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Yes, yes and yes to both Kay and Shay.
The basic storyboard reads as follows–setting, introduction, character, conflict, rising action, climax and resolution.
With a character like Sabrina we had no proper introduction and went straight to conflict, swiftly followed by climax and finally punctuated by a resolution which resembled the end of a Disney on Ice performance.
Viewers were told to care not shown to care. Good writing shows without telling. Or in this case, ordering. The good news is that they seem to be learning from their mistakes.
From what I hear Sabrina (TC) is out.

Dan
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Dan

Just got caught up on last week’s GH, and all I can say about Friday’s episode is wow!!! So many stories woven together perfectly, tremendous performances from so much of the cast. In particular, Michelle Stafford, Maura West, Donna Mills, Maurice Benard, Bryan Craig, Roger Howarth, Laura Wright, even the scenes with Finola Hughes and Dominic Zamprogna where Anna was laying out the scenario that finally brought Dante to the conclusion that he didn’t wanna admit, but had to, that Sonny killed AJ. They made me feel sorry for Ava, which I didn’t think was possible, lol. Can’t say enough… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

agree, agree, agree, agree!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@rebecca, With all due respect, rebecca,I am somewhat dumbfounded by a few of your contradictory statements. You seem to fluctuate between making jokes at the insanity unfolding before the viewer, “….Loved the entire episode”. By the same token, your comment to jimh, “….Although I like the storyline I also am uncomfortable watching it…” …is so contradictory to your first comment. Huh? You like baby snatching storylines? You like kidnapping pregnant women and sticking needles whether I agree with her or not. I suppose I should not get so hot under the collar, but your use of the word “levity” was… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Correction…sticking needles into them. Whether I agree with you or not doesn’t even seem to matter since I have no clue what your stance is….

rebecca1
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rebecca1

CeeCee…

I can’t even respond to you right now. It’s late; I just noticed this. I’ll address it tomorrow. But I have to say after reading a few of your responses to people…you’re a tad critical, judgmental and arrogant…none of which I appreciate.

I’ll clarify my remarks…when I get a chance. Not because I owe you…but because I like to express my stance, on anything, clearly. I hope you get my stance on your attitude.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

On second thought CeeCee…if you’re that confused by my comments reread them…or don’t. Here’s a head start…they’re called mixed emotions. Intense episode that I found riveting and revolting.

As for the “levity”…that didn’t refer to Nina’s actions or the way the baby was born. It was referring to congratulating the “two” moms. A bit of sarcastic levity…making light of a FICTIONAL intense situation. The “two” moms…

I hope this calms you down.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you very much for your kind words….how very sweet of you !!!!Never have I ever been called arrogant in my life. Perhaps you should read past comments to me …now, that’s arrogant. You belittle me. I find no comic relief in your “levity”. I lost a child three years ago…he came and went like a warm summer breeze, but always on my mind and heart. That’s no joke. I am aware this fact is neither here nor there…the writers should not cater to a nonentity such as I. It is a show and they have the freedom and right… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

CeeCee…You are the epitome of mixed emotions. When you first started on this board I complimented you on how “adorable” you seemed. I have since read your words to others…not just me…where you capitalized every letter in your anger at something someone has written. This is a site about soaps…they’re fiction…a lot of us go back and forth either in agreement or disagreement…but it’s usually lively and fun. I’ve only had one other “run-in”…. Your comments to me were offensive, accusatory and ridiculous. I’m not going to argue about a soap opera. But you do need to calm down…and in… Read more »

aria
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aria

Fridays episode was great, in fact for me it started on Wednesday episode which featured the great Finola Hughes and Maurice Benard scene were finally Anna lay down the law to Sonny, it was a great scene and it showed two worthy opponents from opposite side of the law going at it. Its like RC finally got it that it makes more sense to make two characters like Anna and Sonny worthy opponents then to play up one character in favor of another. People love the Sonny character and hate him as well, thats a testament to the talent of… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Robin Mattson (Heather) is 58; I wouldn’t exactly call her an old woman..haha…I guess if you’re 20-something it might seem that way…but I don’t think even when I was in my 20s I considered that elderly. Just…older. But yes, I too, wondered how she overpowered Jordan. I have a couple of thoughts…first, who cares? The point is she did and in so doing ensured Franco’s survival. Loved it! Loved how Heather pieced the puzzle together in the nick of time to save Franco! Other than that…Healther, all fifty-something years of her…is a loon. And I think loons have super strength.… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I hear ya, rebecca1!!!! Our Heather is the gold standard lunatic in the annals of GH nutcases…..you can always rely upon her to prevail, even if she initially takes a beating…she manages to keep on ticking and (eventually) make her eagerly-awaited comeback(s)! I love her resilience and element of surprise attacks, campy as they may be. She’s logical, methodical and diabolical in her own particular form of pathology, but even her insanity occasionally takes a day off….she’s never on the constant crazytrain like Nina who appears to have a permanent boarding pass for the loco express. That’s the difference between… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Once upon a time Heather was a complex believable character. I watched back in the early 80’s and saw her interact with her psychiatrist, Dr. Katz. Robin was a compelling and powerful actress and your eyes did not leave the screen when she was on. Now she is just Freddy Krueger and frankly, I find Freddy to be a bore and would never invite him to any of my dinner parties. He’d carve up the roast with his hands before it had rested and he’d bore every one to death with his redundant platitudes. Heather of the old days? I… Read more »

Michael Cahn
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Michael Cahn

Bryan Craig is brilliant and I have a feeling that Morgan will be bipolar as well since it seems to runs in families.

Laurie
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Laurie

It’s times like this, SWEEPS, when having this big, heavy cast really WORKS best for GH!! There are so many stories surely there is at least 1 that is your cup of tea. I love that in the middle of all of this madness is the sweet, still innocent beginnings of a love story between Liz & Jake. Jake absolutely, positively needs Liz right now! She is his lifeline and clearly he is becoming hers, awakening thoughts and dreams in her she forgot she had. This is SO VERY IMPORTANT for many reasons. This s/l reminds us and show newcomers… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

This entire week has been a masterpiece IMO. Each day a few different actors have been given a chance to shine. I loved Franco & Scotty in robes bonding, Anna feeling out Sonny & discussing his awkward family get togethers w/various baby mamas. Brilliant. Perfect timing between MB & FH. BC’s Morgan must have the Emmy he should have won last year, this year! The scenes w/Sonny are always good but last weeks were magnetic. It really shows he belongs w/the A team on this show, and yes, I will add someone else not seen much this week, LET’s Rosalie.… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

Well what I meant what I finally believe that Ava and Silas had a past. Their rapport was effortless. I meant Miss Donna Mills hasn’t lost 1 step since Knot’s Landing.
Next week will be Michael’s turn to shine! I sense of shift in dynamics-Michael will reject all that is Sonny and Carly and turn to the Quartermaines, just as almost 20 years ago, Jason rejected his family and all that came with being born into The Quartermaines, even the name, and turned to Sonny. I think it will all come full circle. Sonny will lose Michael to the Quartermaines. Spooky.

dmr
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dmr

I agree, Laurie-about Donna Mills! Love her! Always have!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I HOPE Michael turns to the Q’s. If for no other reason than poetic justice… (Ah would it be that they one day bring AJ back to life yet again I know, I know…but… back to life in the body of Sean Kanan one more (lasting) time..THAT would be the icing on the cake!)

dmr
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dmr

Now, that’s a cliff-hanger Friday! Michelle Stafford and Maura West were brilliant in their scenes together. Michelle Stafford is scary! I’m more scared of Nina Clay than I am of any of the villains-Jerry, Stavros, etc. Tired of Sonny. Tired of him manipulating the people that he “loves.” Whenever he said, “now, do you understand why I had to hurt you” to Morgan-I almost lost it! I used to love Sonny (back in the 90’s when he was with Brenda). Now, I can’t stand how every decision that he makes is automatically justified. Tired, oh so tired, of Michael on… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I don’t think Michael puts himself on a pedestal. It’s everyone else that has held him up as this grand prize to be won. All the adults in his life constantly use him to justify all their disgusting actions. If you think about it, that says they really don’t trust him when the chips are down. They pretend to be something they are not to keep his love & affection because they fear their real selves aren’t worthy of it (which is kind of true). But, they’ve always worked on the assumption that if Michael knows the truth, he won’t… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

What I meant was that I am tired of Carly and Sonny putting Michael on a pedestal. I understand he is their son, but… I guess it just gets old. I hope that Carly and Sonny get what is coming to them. I wonder if Carly will “go down” with Sonny since she didn’t come forward. Looks like Duke might for giving Sonny a false alibi. Just so tired of Sonny. Tired of his justifications. I used to be a huge Sonny fan. Loved him in the 90’s with Brenda, Lois, Ned, and Stone. Miss those days.. You are right… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I LOVE Michael. The only thing I can’t stand is Morgan calling him Mikey… (Almost as cringe-worthy as Ben being renamed Rocco.)

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

Today’s episode left me breathless. so much happening and then they topped it off with someone shooting Max! Is Fluke back?
Who will get to Ava in time?

sandie
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sandie

I can honestly say Maura West is beyond fantastic! !
But I do have to say that the writing of Nina is just too damn disgusting…I realize that MS is just doing her job playing Nina,, BUT as far as I’m concerned, I hope she is not here for the long haul,, I cant stand to even look at her without wanting someone to off this bitch!!
Way to go on bring the old freaky Franko back,,, , not

rebecca1
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rebecca1

The “ol freaky Franco” wouldn’t have hung around wearing his heart on his sleeve while exacting his revenge…which by the way was emotional revenge…not serial killer revenge. Ava, on the other hand, is a cold-blooded killer who, though not enthusiastically, was about to kill Michael, DID kill Connie, set up AJ…and doesn’t have a brain tumor commanding her actions…nor did she lose 20 years of her life, her husband and her baby (so she thinks) at her mother’s hands. I’d say out of these three criminal minds, Ava is the cold, calculating one…Franco and Nina are psychologically “interesting.” I say,… Read more »

sandie
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sandie

Oh honey,,,, theres not enough meds to make Nina even half way normal…. It really doesnt matter to me about the emotional revenge or what,, this side of Franko is just enough,, , hopefully they will dial him back ,,, the sooner,, the better Oh lord,,,, if I hear ” I lost 20 years of my life “,,, one more time,,, im gonna hurl!!!! Really??? Kinda overkill to me,,, There is just too much insanity going on for the Nov sweeps,,, not a fan of the complete disgusting way Avas baby was brought into the world,,,,, I just hope there… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Sandie… Yes; this storyline has really been a source of contention! I can certainly understand, particularly from your point of view why the way this has played out is beyond disturbing. And, ironically, I agree! But at the same time I think it makes sense as Nina has been portrayed from the very beginning as completely insane, out for revenge, obsessed with losing her baby…obsessed with Ava having everything she wants, etc. Thus, though I found it cringe-worthy…I actually felt horrified when Nina put her hands on Ava’s stomach after she temporarily paralyzed her…I did, I truly felt horrified…but… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Oh yes, rebecca1, I do recall James Franco’s stint on GH….it put me off the show for at least a good year or more. I couldn’t bear to watch his cold-blooded barbarism either, so at least I’m consistent! Hence, even while I get RoHo’s Franco is supposed to be one and the same character portrayed by the original actor, he is now infused with much less darkness and evil, and more mirth and merriment, which is why he works for me when the former incarnation did not.. That difference also explains the reason that some of the crazies that plague… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I hear you, Shay. I see both sides of the coin. I found James Franco’s rendition to be an interesting experiment for him…and thus…it was interesting for me to watch. I liked him at the time…actually more than I do now. (I’m talking what I’ve read and seen of him of late but that’s a whole other post/topic.) But I did find the story an “interesting ride” though it was quite the departure from GH or any other soap fare. I really like Roger…and I couldn’t see him in this role, which is why I was/am happy that they’ve made… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Uh, the baseball season is over. Besides, there was much more exciting and compelling action at this thread over the past weekend than any sporting event I could ever name. Epic. Catfight!!!! My sincere compliments to both of you ladies (aka, rebecca1 and CeeCee)….you each really held your own….I was riveted!!!! And I say that with true affection….. ; )

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, Sandie!!! I applaud your vividly-expressed thoughts regarding all the maniacal mayhem being unleashed in Port Charles during sweeps, and particularly by the likes of the nauseating Nina Clay. Her entire “tale” has been laced with one disgusting and deplorable display of depravity after another, and much of it has really been an affront to anyone with a modicum of human decency….while I can sometimes find comedic value in GH’s application of dark humor and campy hijinks in their storylines, this last outre’ escapade ala Nina takes the cake for crossing the line into sickville. ….no circumstances are extenuating… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

If you remember Shay…James Franco’s Franco was as depraved as Nina…that was one twisted tale. But…I liked it! I don’t think Nina’s storyline has been “an affront to ANYONE with a modicum of human decency.” I think a lot of us have cringed and still enjoyed the intensity/pathos of the drama. Reactions are subjective just like anything in life, be it to a work of fiction or art or something experienced in reality. While no one would approve or applaud Nina’s actions, there are those of us who think her psychotic break is the culmination of everything she’s been through… Read more »

Amy
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Amy

So, “Mikey” is about to lose everything that meant anything to him. I am going to enjoy seeing some more layers to Michael the strangely, super resistant uber human who can get over anything without so much as a nervous tic. Does anyone else wonder if we might get to see Carly and Sonny get the ultimate punishment? Not just losing their son, but perhaps watching him lose himself and follow his Bio Dad straight to the bottom of a bottled booze? I can see him coming around eventually with Carly but the PTB need to play this out on… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh I disagree…I’ve been waiting for justice for AJ for a long time. I’ve watched and resented every horrendous thing Sonny did to AJ over the years in the name of Michael. I watched as he threatened his life, hung him up on a meathook, belittled him, patronized him, condescended to him…making him out to be a pathetic excuse for a human being because he had a drinking problem…or disease…all the while Sonny a calculating killer. I was thrilled when AJ returned to the canvas…I loved Sean Kanan and thought the resemblance between the two was perfect casting (though done… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

to clarify…after Sean had left the show the first time…

as for Luke and Lucky…I agree. I loved their father/son relationship…Luke’s “cowoby”…it was very genuine, heartwarming. Never felt that way about Sonny and Michael, but started feeling that way about AJ and Michael. That’s the pity of it all…

Shay
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Shay

Amen to all you said, rebecca1….I doubt we will ever get over the shabby treatment that AJ–AND Sean Kanan– were subjected to, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Michael will soon be getting some sweet revenge for his father’s death. Who knows? Perhaps he will even go “full Quartermaine” by adopting the name of Alan James III and joining Monica at “her” mansion.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

When we last left off Michael had that gun in his hand… (that’d make for a great story and of course Sonny wouldn’t die) but then we’d lose Michael to incarceration.

I guess I’ll settle for Michael pointing the gun at him, spewing all the venom he can muster thus killing Sonny emotionally…and being the one to bring him to justice. And yes, I’d LOVE to see Michael living in the mansion, taking his RIGHTFUL place.

K G
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K G

Franco is the one that should be in jail and prison he cause the whole thing Franco went too far Franco is making Michael too kill his father sonny and sonny is about too kill Ava I don’t want too lose all of them Franco how could you your having mother too kill Carly the people I will miss the most Kristen alderson Maurice benard chad duell Craig Bryan Laura wright Maura west I can’t believe this is happening and the whole show is going off

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@rebecca. Give it a rest. You always prolong and talk things to death. You are the one who is offensive. I do not capitalize out of anger…it is done for emphasis. Did you not take any METHODS OF WRITING classes in school? You phrase your writing in such a way that you make people feel less than. It does not affect me, albeit you try. I am way out of your league, Ma’am. Every time I or someone else comments, your comments always have to outdo ours. You go as far as commenting on other soap sites which you do… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

And CeeCee? Read what you just wrote to me. I seek YOU out? You’re the one who singled my views out on this Nina storyline…there are quite a few viewers and comments who weren’t as appalled as you…but I digress. You singled my comments out…accused me or attacked me by asking if I liked seeing pregnant women stuck with needles or whatever else it is that you lashed out…told me I made no sense to you…said something to the effect that “at least Su is consistent…you have no idea what my stance is…you went on and on and on. And… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lady, you’ve got some nerve. I am completely sane. interestingly enough my husband suggested that if I should need a psychiatrist, I will surely call you, MADAME. AU REVOIR JAMAIS…….ENOUGH, PLEASE. !!!!!! You are so annoyingly cloying.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

You’re husband’s right. Call me.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

What could be worse that a misspelled retort? LOL. YOUR, not you’re.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m sorry but I’m cracking up! I just “retorted” by putting myself down….ahahahaha….I misinterpreted, in the midst of our lively bitch fest…what your husband meant. Ohhhhhhhh…you mean you should call me because I should know? Hahhaha…I took it to mean I’m soooooo psychologically together that I’d be your shrink. Sigh. Okay. Don’t call me. Call a professional.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Shay. Thank you for equating me to someone you admire. When I read ‘nonna’ , for a second, I thought you were talking about my husband’s grandmother. Then, I shook my head and realized it would have been odd for Mina(my husband’s nonna) to be posting since she speaks no English….LOL. There must be a gazillion nonne( ‘e’ is the feminine plural, in Italian) in the world. Okay, here we go. You already know how much I love Michelle Stafford. She is my favorite soap star, and, she still is….will always be. But, I must give credit where credit… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Salve, CeeCee!….The particular “Nonna” in question was actually a lovely lady with the moniker of “Francesca” (Belissimo nome!)….in fact, she was a former (literature) teacher so she made references to great works of writing—not unlike yourself!!! Having said that, you are so right when you refer to the immense number of nonne here and across the sea!!! (I always first think of Lidia Bastianich’s mum Ermina when I hear that endearing term…LOL….) At any rate, both Francesca and her granddaughter, Alida (aka, FAS) were the most delightful of posters….I still miss their impressive comments! However, the fortunate thing about MFSoaps… Read more »

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Hey, Shay. I have been so out of touch …I feel disconnected from everyone…..mid-terms…remember those? Between staying after school giving my students extra help, correcting papers, family responsibilities etc….get the picture? Yes, it is sad not to hear from past posters any longer….that’s why I hope jimh does get a chance to post. Funny how we do become attached to faceless people….one can assume much just by his/her writing….it’s wonderful. I think I gave you the impression I was Italian…..I am actually a Dutch, Scottish and Norse descendant…..my Dutch side of the family traces back to the first Dutch settlers… Read more »

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Good evening, CeeCee! I hear you about the crazy busy….I’ve been rather disconnected myself over the past week…it’s this time of the year. I absolutely adore fall, and yes, even winter—-I’m a real snowbunny, unlike yourself—but from now until the end of December, it will just be insane trying to get it all finished. (I’ll bet your little man, Nico, is becoming excited about the approaching holidays? He is at the perfect age to finally “get” them….) Even though I have not had the time to post much as of late, I have been reading the threads, and you are… Read more »

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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