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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Oscar Dies Leaving His Family And His Girlfriend Grief-Stricken

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In two emotional episodes of General Hospital, Oscar’s battle with brain cancer came to a devastating conclusion, when he passed away at the end of Wednesday’s episode and the aftermath played out on Thursday’s installment of the ABC daytime drama series.

The episodes provided heartbreaking material to play for Tamara Braun (Kim), Garren Stitt (Oscar), Billy Miller (Drew), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), William Lipton (Cameron), Leslie Charleson (Monica), Wally Kurth (Ned) and more.  When it comes to deep and moving moments that pull at the heartstrings and when directed by ace, William Ludel, it’s GH at its best.

On Wednesday’s episode, Oscar looks back at this life, and gets premonitions of what is ahead for his loved ones, as Lila Quartermaine comes to take him to heaven and to be with other members of the Quartermaine family.  In the final moments of the episode, Oscar looks out the window at Charlie’s, and has a vision of Sonny and Carly with their new baby. He sees Olivia promising to take Monica to the tropics.  He turns and sees Kim showing off her engagement ring between Julian (William deVty) and Drew, which means none of the viewers know which guy actually ends up her fiancé.  Sadly, Oscar sees Josslyn with a new young man hand and hand as they are graduating.  Oscar tells Josslyn he can’t leave everyone in limbo and needs to move on.  Lily and Edward pass by him.  Then, when Joss wakes up in Oscar’s room after she had fallen asleep reading him a book, she looks over and sees Oscar, and he has died.   We see his body leaving him, and going with Lila and Edward.

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On Thursday, Joss calls out Oscar’s name and goes to the bed to touch him but he is cold.  Kim and Drew rush in and Kim rushes to be next to her son and cradles him knowing it is the end.  Joss runs down the stairs and sits at the stairwell, as Monica and Ned come in.  Ned consoles Joss, while Monica goes to be with Drew upstairs.  Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) learns  that Oscar has passed, and she wants to be the one to tell Cameron.  When she and Franco (Roger Howarth) tell Cam what happened, he says that he and Oscar weren’t close and that Oscar was more Josslyn’s friend.  Liz is worried by his reaction, but he insists he’s fine.  Cam heads to the hospital stairwell where he breaks down.

In a heartbreaking moment, Ned finds a devastated Drew at the bottom of the stairs and tells Drew that Oscar was lucky enough to have him as a father.  In another five-hankie moment, Ned hands over to Joss, a copy of Oscar’s finished song that she and Oscar had been working on for the Nurses’ Ball.  He tells her that Oscar asked him to help him finish it.  When Carly (Laura Wright) arrives she finds Joss who holds on dearly to her mother.  In another major moment, Drew sits by Oscar’s bedside and tells his son, that he is a better man now because of him.

Jason (Steve Burton) shows up to the Q’a when he learns of Oscar’s death. Drew announces to everybody that Oscar wanted to use part of his inheritance to start a fund to help teenagers apply for grants so they can go mountain climbing in Kilimanjaro.  Jason set it up at the request of Oscar.

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When they come to take Oscar’s body, Joss wants to spend some time alone with him, where she tells him she wants him to go somewhere that doesn’t hurt. She says she heard him say she loved her before he died, and she loves him too, and will love him forever.  Joss texts Cameron about Oscar, but Cam is too upset to reply back to her.

Then, as the heartbreaking episode concluded, we watch a mother and father lay their son on a gurney to be wheeled out by the coroners.  Michael (Chad Duell) has shown up to be there for Joss and hug her.  Each section of the family holds each other tight and in despair as Oscar is gone.

There were wonderful performances throughout these episodes from:  Billy Miller, Tamara Braun, Eden McCoy, William Lipton and Garren Stitt who brought this difficult story to life.

So, what did you think of the episodes surrounding Oscar’s death? Did you need the tissues for this one?  Comment below.

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Jimmy
Jimmy

GH can be so incredibly moving and emotional, and this story proves that. Watching Oscar’s decline for the last several months has been difficult, and many viewers (myself included) thought there would be an eleventh hour miracle that would keep him alive. But these episodes were beautifully done, and the performances were amazing. Eden McCoy better win an Emmy for her work, because she is one of the best younger actors in Daytime.

And the individual scenes were stellar. The moments between Drew and Franco on Tuesday’s episode, where Franco says “we may not be blood, but you’re my brother,” were phenomenal, as were Ned’s scenes with Monica and Kim hugging Oscar after he had passed. I really hope the Q’s have more front-burner story going forward, and it would be great for Drew and Jason to bond as brothers like Oscar asked of them.

It will be interesting to see, going forward, which of Oscar’s premonitions become true, and how the aftermath of his death plays out.

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

I agree that it could be interesting to see which of Oscar’s premonitions come true or if they come true in a unexpected way.For example we don’t know who gave Kim that engagement ring since she was sitting between Drew and Julian.

Melita Pitts
Melita Pitts

I was crying through the episode!!!! They all did great-Billy Miller knocked it out of the ball park,just like he did with Delila’s death on Y&R!!!!!!

Jim
Jim

I cried for two days in a row. I wished that they replaced Oscar with another actor but I will miss the character. I guess his kidney goes to Jordon and that will be reason for Jax return.

su000
su000

Some stuff was sorta over the rainbow-

When you die you are extinct. One can not be in human form after death because the dead are no longer human (just a whiff of parting energy-
So, when grandma & pa Quartermain came dressed in their Sunday best to get Oliver, what was that, probably a comfort tool. Then again it’s a soap, fiction, nobody or thing is real.

Anyways, Oliver’s death was quite fun, it was a sunshine moment to watch a young man die in detail..
I was looking forward to the emotional pain of it; Kleenex parties are awesome fun !
And a two for the price of one, Oliver & Niel deaths – whoa good times indeed! (sarcasm)

I liked Oliver.. Hope Garren Stitt (Oscar), will be taken on by another soap or a TV series.
I watched him grow/become better with every episode.
He developed into an up and coming actor.
It must be hard for him to be let go 🙁 that whamed for sure.
Wish Garren a great future!

Cathie
Cathie

Not so. You are out there somewhere. My maternal grandmother saw my maternal grandfather right before she died. I firmly believe my dad was there for my mother when she died.

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

Bizarre….

Sue Davis
Sue Davis

Too many life after death experiences. God is real.

Gwen
Gwen

Took too long especially since he was such a young character. Way too much to deal with.

Little Mary
Little Mary

A five hanky episode for sure, what great performances! I had to go to work right after and was trying not to cry, no such luck. Every time a loved one came in to say goodbye to Oscar I started to cry again,wow. I loved the contrast storyline with Shiloh. Truly shows how evil he is when Sam told him that Oscar died and he had a “whatever” attitude, more interested in what Sam had to “offer”. He too is giving a great performance. Loved it!

Jimh
Jimh

Killing off the next generations of Q’s-i have mixed feelings here…couldnt watch as we just dealt with a death of our cousin who was found dead in a store parking lot…they never let Oliver find out Kim wasnt his birth mom and thought he was suppose to die on stage at the nurses ball but now i see Joss and Cameron putting on a tribute at the ball for Oliver with music and images of Oliver(Seasons In The Sun-would had made a good song for the tribute)…when is the who killed Shiloh story happening…and Sam is no Nancy Drew-she is more like a Nancy Snooze!!!

DMRR
DMRR

Monotone Sam is SO boring.

Sue Davis
Sue Davis

Sam is boring and so is Jason. I also fast forward through Anna &!Brad. Oscar was my favorite character. They should have replaced him although I really like Garren Stitt a lot! I would get use to someone else.

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

I wonder if Josslyn is going to perform the song she and Oscar was writing at the Nurse’s Ball and maybe she gets some sort of closure by doing it.

Terry
Terry

whos oliver???

Jinxi56
Jinxi56

Why are people responding here having such a problem getting Oscar’s name right?? It’s OSCAR!!!! NOT OLIVER!!! Garren Stitt did a great job portraying the slow but steady decline in health. It breaks my heart to see another death so soon after Ryan’s reign of terror. Time for some happy times on GH to start after the services for OSCAR and the Nurses Ball.
Kudos to the cast for the sensative, heartbreaking portrayal of this tragic storyline.

Harry
Harry

Thank you Jinxi. I agree! GS was a bit stiff at first but the fifteen year old kid found his sea legs and he was totally believable playing a kid grappling with his imminent mortality. When the coroners carried his body out, all I could focus on were his sock clad feet which were positioned in such a way as if to suggest the boy were just taking a nap. That just about killed me. I need some comedy now! I’ve been watching the series “What We Do in the Shadows” and it’s utterly wild and brilliantly hilarious. I need more levity in my life!

Davy
Davy

So sad. But beautifully written and performed.

Tom
Tom

They all did very well.

DMRR
DMRR

Sorry, I felt nothing. Oscar is NOT Stone. This story was written so poorly, and executed so lazily. Why would Sam and Jason tell Scout? Not Sam and Scout’s father, Drew? Why is Jason the executor of Oscar’s will? It’s just another sad attempt at propping up Jason. I liked Jason Quartermaine, not Sonny’s lapdog. & I am so sick and tired of Laura Wright. She is so loud and obnoxious. The “hell yeah” and “hell no” and “ya know” after every sentence is annoying. The only good thing about this storyline was Billy Miller. I can see why he has a large following.

Shay
Shay

You are not alone there, DMRR (and I don’t mean that in the NB’s famously sing-songy way….Lol!) Not only was this storyline’s ending totally predictable and anti-climactic, but it was also dragged out far longer than necessary! The will he/ won’t he die? thing went on for an absolute age…especially since we pretty much suspected all along that cute little Oscar the incidental “Q” was indeed going to kick the bucket..and now just in time for an NB tribute! How convenient! In terms of suspense, this storyline rated a zero! Certainly cannot compare with this weekend’s much-anticipated “Line of Duty” finale where everyone and their brother is on tenterhooks trying to figure out who the “h” is “H????” Mother of God, please don’t let that “bent copper” be Ted Hastings….he’s always been one of the good fellas!

DMRR
DMRR

AGREED, Shay! Fell flat.

Shay
Shay

Sadly, most storylines on GH are like that, DMRR…they have all the fizzle of flat champagne!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Hello Shay! Glad to see your comments as well. Although I am a fan of NB, I agree with your other points, such as your term “incidental ‘Q.'” It blows my mind that, even after decades, even after the ranks of prominent Q’s have been decimated (in part because of actor deaths, in part because of misguided casting or writing decisions), the writers still find a way to create Quartermaines!

I know GH is a soap, and thus drama must be produced somehow. I just find the whole storyline with its endgame of killing off a vibrant teenager (ostensibly to gift the actors involved with meaty material) overtly heartless and distasteful. Naively, I just kept assuming they wouldn’t really kill off Oscar. As with many other things — GH-related and otherwise — I was wrong…

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Shay, I tried to edit my other reply to you here, but I was too late. I misunderstood “NB” — and still do. Can you enlighten me?

DMRR
DMRR

Nurse’s Ball, I think.

Shay
Shay

You read my mind, Thank you, DMRR!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks again, DMRR! And thanks for initiating this interesting discussion! Take care, Friend!

Shay
Shay

@James….As DMRR has already so graciously pointed out, my abbreviation of NB did indeed denote “The Nurses” Ball!” But aside from that, thank you for your reply! I totally concur with your amazement at how the GH showrunners continue to “invent” new Quartermaines seemingly out of thin air, albeit many of them of the ersatz variety! (Emily and Skye come to mind, although I really did like the latter, whilst the former, not so much….) It’s rather ironic that this soap is is now so desperate for new Q’s when they actually had a bumper crop of true blooded ones back in the ‘80’s, most notably, Jimmy Lee Holt, who was treated deplorably by Edward, et al, simply because of his illegitimate status. We’ve heard nary a word of him and any presumed heirs who may have sprung from his loins since that time, save for Ned’s single derogatory reference some months ago. (Yet, decades later, when the late Justus was revealed as another of Edward’s offspring from the wrong side of the blanket, he was assigned a precious burial spot in the family crypt! Go figure…) It’s no wonder that such shortsighted thinking on the part of previous writing regimes have left “Monica’s house” low on new Q’s! By now, it should have been chockfull of battling progeny from both AJ and Jason’s own burgeoning families, as well as perhaps a long-lost daughter from Tracey’s past? The fact that she never had a mini-me to repeat her own hurricane-force havoc like she imposed on her early days in Port Charles and at ELQ really missed an excellent opportunity for dynasty building. Lastly, the most egregious mistake ever made concerning the Quartermaines was killing off AJ…not just the once, but twice over! He was the Crown Prince of Q and therefore, should have been cherished and supported…in front of and behind the scenes, no matter the personal circumstances! Alan Jr. was THE pivotal character for the next generation of Quartermaines and his lead position in the family should have secured his future on the GH canvas…particularly when Jason decided to go rogue as a Morgan-surnamed hitman! The lack of his presence today has cursed the Q family bloodline into near extinction, with only the most convoluted kin offering any sign of carrying on the family’s legacy in Port Charles, let alone their name! The only real solution to this dilemma is to bring back AJ…and in the form of Sean Kanan!!!! (As for Oscar, he was a sweet, innocuous little fellow….why he had to bite the dust is beyond me…especially when there are so many deserving candidates who belong six feet under….Like maybe a certain “ex?” mob boss???? Hmmm…) Lastly, thanks for your response on the Smollett thread…the only reason I did not yet acknowledge it was that I am still taking in the ever-developing news on that real-life soap opera, which is actually far stranger than any fiction! Later, my friend!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

So sorry for the delayed reply, Shay. I was out of town and dread the thought of writing anything of length on my tiny cell phone with my stubby fingers…

So, you have eloquently (as always) and masterfully explained the state of affairs of the Quartermaine clan, with a nice refresher in history thrown in. Thanks for mentioning that Ned made a Jimmy Lee reference, as I certainly missed that! But your idea of a Tracey daughter is truly a missed opportunity. The same goes for that wretched, small-minded, terrible decision to kill off AJ. That plot development was for me the shark-jumping, Rubicon-crossing moment for this show. It was arguably the worst sin for the cherished, vaulted Sonny and, frankly, an unforgivable moment. What bugs me is that, with characters coming back from the dead all the time and for soap histories being rewritten sometimes for sport, they could have found a way, some way, to bring back AJ again once they realized the error of their ways. But with the Sonny-centric regimes continuing to maintain power, maybe the writers and producers so no error or blowback for such a heinous decision.

Further, as you point out, it robbed the viewer of such a vital character, a next-generation Q patriarch. And I always enjoyed Sean Kanan. What an appealing actor! And character!

Best to you, Friend! And here’s hoping that, in your life, all your interactions involve appealing characters!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

DMRR
First I have to agree with your leading statement. Oscar was not Stone, nor do I think he was meant to be, or Joss was not Robin either. They had their own love story, right from the beginning. I never felt that they were mimicking Robin and Stone.
I think that Jason was Oscar’s choice to be the executor, hoping to bring he and Drew closer. You are also right about Sam and Jason telling Scout. That should be done with Drew, not Jason. I have very mixed emotions about talking to children her age about a loved one’s death, but they seem to love doing it on the soaps, for some reason.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Hello DMRR! Thank you for your post. I am totally in agreement with your pointed questions and insightful commentary. I think that so many of us are at wit’s end with the whole Sonny/Carly/Jason debacle that drives this dark, soulless GH train.

DMRR
DMRR

Yes, agreed! Thanks, James!

brian
brian

These 2 shows were the heartbreaking best shows in such a long time. I kept hoping Oscar would have a miracle cure…sadly he did not.

Mary
Mary

There is never a miracle cure for brain cancer.

brian
brian

Except in soap opera land

Harry
Harry

Well, in soap land there is a always potential for a miracle cure.

Satan
Satan

They had the perfect opportunity to do so here though. They went out of their way to mention the medical research into using live virus treatments to kill cancerous tumors. And then a couple weeks later, you have this ridiculous virus popping up all over the place, striking all the twins with temporary blindness, and one set of those twins just happened to be Oscar’s father & uncle – or in other words, two likely compatible blood donors.

If they weren’t going to use the dumb virus to cure Oscar, then what was the point of it. Certainly not so Anna could spend a week beating herself up over whether not she was actually Robin’s mother.

aria
aria

the great actors on GH always bring their A game, and these two episodes were sad to say the least, overall, I didn’t like the storyline, and still can’t see the long term benefits of it. I was hoping for a uplifting miracle story. lately its been depressing watching the news, and its just been to heavy. Plus, why would GH wanna give up such a talented actor? I love the chemistry between Kim and Oscar, he was a Quatermaine. I just don’t see long term the benefits of this storyline.

Davy
Davy

I really dont think the writers think long term anymore. I agree GH has gotten very dark. It would be nice to have some balance.

rose
rose

Aria…I can’t agree with you more on all counts. GH has been nothing but a downer and dark since Fluke. Combine that with what’s happening everywhere in the world from weather to politics to measles and I really don’t care if I miss a day or so of GH.

Timmm
Timmm

Eden McCoy [Joss] was amazing! She has always been good but her performances these past couple days, with more to come, was out of the park!The actors, writers and director who had Edward and Lila escort their great grandson to heaven was phenomenal! It shows with good writing and legacy characters, the show can still be strong.

Now, on to Oscar. The kid who played him, I didnt care for him. I was tough on the kid. He got better. These past couple weeks, to me, he found his groove. He was good in all his scenes. He acted with quite a bit of the cast to. I want the kid to stay. Here is how. Kim has a secret OR Kim didnt know Oscar had an identical twin. [Drew is a twin] Oscar’s twin Orville surfaces. He is NOT the sweet kid that Oscar was. Joss freaks when she sees him and then despises him for being an ass and an embarrassment to everything good Oscar stood for! BUT, this is a soap and Joss eventually warms up to Orville Q and we get these two young characters back together with many years ahead of them on the show.

Lastly, good to have Jax back. Joss will need him. The funeral should be great! [Sad] I would think Oscar would want his ashes spread at Mount Kilimanjaro? THAT would be a great opportunity to go on a rare location shoot with maybe Drew, Jason, Joss and Cam?

Steve
Steve

Some great acting all around. Kudos especially to McCoy and Lipton for their performances.

Could this be the beginning of Miller’s exit story? I’d hate to see him go, but where do they take the character now? And, what is Kim’s purpose now?

AJ died for the final time 5 years ago, with Oscar’s death, let’s wait another 5 years before killing off another Q.

Shay
Shay

Kim’s only purpose has ever been to block the return of Alexis to Julian’s bed…a noble cause for sure, but hardly enough to keep a character relevant in the long term!

Mary
Mary

I would like to see Drew and Jason come together as brothers. Are you suggesting that a woman who loses her child has no purpose? Seriously!!!

Steve
Steve

The CHARACTER— not a real person.

On soaps, character longevity depends on links to core families. Let’s see how they develop Kim. A link to Julian doesn’t warrant keeping the character long-term.

Becca
Becca

Drew needs some one new to come on. Keep drew in port Charles. Give him a great woman.He needs to stay. The only reason I even watch. The day he leaves a lot will be gone.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s amazing how much “let” an actor character gets. All that Steve Burton’ acting has to “manage” or “deal” with; Carly – AND – Sam. Laughing OUT Loud he talks to no one !!!! unless he’s suspect AND is waiting for his lawyer, Diane. HIS only “OFFERING” of endearment are directed at HIS BFF Carly. He manages to “detail” w/Sonny their double dealings. thank god Spinelli isn’t in town , contract. watching Jason… dance with any one would be a head scratcher… OKAY when and if it happens… AND it’s because of leslie Charleson WITT presence AND charm… that Jason manages to eck out a semblance of familial. it’s just thee oddest trio that Frank/Shelly/ Chris have to script. Franco, Jason, Drew. it’s never going to happen… especially w/Jason and Drew. I do not like how it’s Drew who’s “responsible” for any attempts at bonding. dag! up to this point… Franco is at the quartermaine giving Drew a painting that Cameron mentioned that Oscar liked. and he’s still spouting out that no one cares for him. AND it’s Drew who is reaching out… as we listen to Franco trying to reach him with heart murmurs and such. daft ! and uncomfortable. scene fade hurry this is all just in shambles. I don’t know what to think of Drew… who was for a time commiserating over his last 5 years of memory.. or his lifetime prior. ????? HUH ! Sam doesn’t want him.. even with Scout !!!! Oscar is dead will Kim red carpet and enjoy her rendezvous with Julian !!! I HOPE SO. as posts have shared.. is Billy Miller expressing himself IN or OUT. I truly appreciate this actor candor… he was so at the TOP OF THE HEAP … when he left Y&R. AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME. right alongside Michael Muhney.. untouchable ??? 5-6 years later ???? he has an income paycheck and is better served than all of us put together. I have always rallied for this man. LOVE HIS ACTING… its waning time put the digs on Frank Valentini Shelly AND Chris… absoeffinlutely you couldn’t give Michelle Stafford a raise ???? !!!! yet you have the dullard minding the store….. how long will this “store” mind you ???? Sonny / Carly / Jason / Sam / Michael / Finn / Franco / Peter what a fiasco yeah, point back… I am still “happy” that Billy Miller found his way OUT of this fiasco. this show is only… riding on the Kevin / Ryan STORY. who knows… what will end up for copy of Drew AND Kim respectively as fan’ have posted… is their a twin out their for Oscar… as I’ve read nothing in SOD or this site… that Oscar the actor is on his way out as for fan share: yeah, I am so disappointed that another Quartermaine is dead on arrival. I thought it a bit cheesy that Jason was thrown in to the mix.. by Oscar asking him for a ride… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick

DREW : “PLEASE” see more to life than the last 5 years… or at least imagine how you started OFF… smitten enchanted in love with love like no other… Liz Webber. oh god the romance was all their. ALL THEIR

you could have loved… and we’d love watching Rebecca Herbst as she always will blossom enrich our lives AND passion implode

get your memories back…

YOU are a quartermine
YOU are a doctor
YOU are passionate about medical field
YOU are spirited on fire DANCE … like Ned huh? MOVE the two of you
YOUR eyes are alluring YOU tell us what you want

@GH – Frank / Shelly / Chris – this is all very telling just how far down you have gone And/or a let to capitalize on Max Gail / Jon Lindstrom / Dominic Z / hear tell it Scotty and Lucy are afire .

get Bobbi Spencer / Ned Quartermaine / Mac and Felicia / propped ready and blazing

this can all happen… just give us a life line . do your dullard focus.. just keep this show alive with what works

Satan
Satan

Drew was never a doctor, or passionate about the medical field. Even the Jason memories taking up hard drive space are only the post-AJ’s drunken car crash Jason, so Drew can’t even fake-remember medical school training.

Whatever was mapped into his brain from Jason wouldn’t have included those “bad sectors” on the mental hard drive that Jason himself could never access after he came out of that coma in 1996.

As far as Drew & Liz though… well, he’s certainly a better option for her than Frodd. No question about that!

Patrick
Patrick

just grasping at any thing, about now, no? morsels of light , intrigue, drama. I thought that with Drew being a Navy Seal, could he have been a medic… and whatever he learned and lived like prior to MEEETING SAM. He had a full life. if Sam, even with Scout, is not interested in Drew… AND w/Oscar dead. why should Drew hang around ? what’s his lot in life ???? Get his memories back… AND create a new life ? otherwise, let’s use his salary to get back Robin Christopher Skye Quartermaine. YES YES YES. the one thing for certain that came out of this debacle. Wally Kurth and Billy Miller were comfortable with each other. WOW STUFF

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

I thought both episodes of GH on Wednesday and Thursday were exceptional and heartbreaking.I knew Oscar was going to die the scenes surrounding his death weren’t what i expected to happen.

Dan
Dan

Bravo to everyone involved in these episodes! Superb acting from top to bottom. This is General Hospital when it’s at its very best. It touches you right in your heart. Haven’t cried like this watching in I can’t even remember when. That’s when you know it’s just damn good soap opera. And a reminder that when it’s given quality material to play, GH has the best ensemble cast in daytime period.

I do have to say that on the surface, I don’t agree with the story. Didn’t think there was any need to kill off another Quartermaine. Oscar could have grown up on the show and become a real force with the Q’s in the years to come, and lord knows they need to be rebuilt as a family after being torn to shreds by previous regimes. There was so much potential there. But it wasn’t meant to be.

I can disagree with the story but love the performances at the same time. Garren Stitt, who I think really improved as an actor and delivered with some very tough material at the end, Eden McCoy who will be a future Emmy winner no doubt, Tamara Braun, Billy Miller, William Lipton, the scene with Cam breaking down in the stairwell was heart wrenching, even the touching scenes with Leslie Charleson and Wally Kurth, a nod to the Quartermaines of yesteryear. It was so well done.

Harry
Harry

Dan, you summed up how I felt about the story perfectly. I also disagreed with the story but yielded to the beauty of the writing merging with the beauty of the acting. When Drew whispered to Oscar that he wished that he had known Kilimanjaro was easier to climb than he realized. Because had he known he would have carried him to the top of the mountain himself. Billy Miller, with his husky low voice, delivered those lines as if they were naturally born out of his wealth of emotions.

mike
mike

The shows were very well done but I am upset that they killed off another Quartermaine.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Kudos to the cast. They all did well with Oscar’s last minutes. It was terribly sad, as it was meant to be, but as far as I’am concerned, Cam outshined everyone, when he broke down all alone in that little heap of loss and despair. I just wanted to put my arms around him and ease his pain.

Kay
Kay

Billy Miller needs to walk this is such crap ever since they brought back Burton their has been no story for Miller the story is back to the same four characters and who cares

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

Emmy-worthy episode. This was GH at its absolute finest. What a tremendous piece of work by all involved. Bravo to Frank Valentini and Company. Daytime drama doesn’t get any better.
❤️ Oscar ❤️

Harry
Harry

I didn’t want Oscar to die for so many reasons. This kid grew on me and yes, I know it’s fiction but life has been a bit bleak as of late so I was fully engaged in the year of magical thinking. To those of you who have claimed Billy Miller has been just phoning it in? I hope you can admit that you were wrong. Miller had me in tears with his reaction to Oscar’s death. He is an amazing and powerful actor. The kid who plays Oscar is also such a natural as far as acting is concerned. Listen, he was only fifteen when he had to play the scene in which he learned his character was dying. He put his whole heart and soul into this part and it could not have been easy. For this actor to see “Oscar has Died” parties as a hashtag had to have hurt him. I am so tired of hateful actions/comments coming from social media and this comes from the most cynical person on earth. Yes, I know this is fiction but how can anyone watch those scenes and not choke up?

Dan
Dan

Agree 100%, Harry! I couldn’t agree more. Some of the comments I read on social media with people happy that Oscar died, and bashing Garren Stitt as an actor, were absolutely classless and disgusting. But that’s the state of social media these days, unfortunately. People feel like they can say whatever they want, cause they know they’re hiding behind their screens.

Shay
Shay

@Harry…..Parties? Because poor little Oscar passed away? That’s truly inhumane….and one of the reasons I generally avoid social media like the plague! I cannot imagine what anyone could hold against that sweet young male character or the actor who portrayed him…”they” harmed no one with their presence on the GH canvas! Whist I must admit that there have been a few times when certain soap-town denizens who I found beyond annoying met their deaths that I got a bit of a kick out of them kicking the bucket, but to actually throw a bash to dance upon their fictional graves??? Ummm…no. (Well, there was ONE exception…when “Sparkle Pony” trotted off to the great beyond, I privately toasted her departure, but I think you can understand that one, Harry! Lol…)

Harry
Harry

Dear Shay, thank you for understanding and from refraining from pointing out the times where I danced an Irish jig on the grave of Sabrina. With Sparkle Pony, it was easy to distinguish between fiction and reality. When Sparkle Pony, with her rainbow mane and hooves, galloped up to the stairway of heaven, I was devoid of emotions aside from sardonic amusement. Why? Simply put, Sparkle Pony and her death never felt real–it was brush stroked with the colors of the rainbow. Oscar felt real to me–he was fleshed out with realism. This one hurt. And for folks to pick on a fifteen to sixteen year old actor who poured his heart and soul into this part is beyond the pale.

mary
mary

Absolutely, they did a awesome job telling this story

Sally B
Sally B

I was so into their performances, I wept as if Oscar were my own. I felt their pain, and I was literally very upset and saddened. Bravo to each actor, bravo!!!!

suebhoney
suebhoney

Why did they kill off Oscar? He was a good actor.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

suebhoney
They killed Oscar off because he had other things he wants to do. He left the show of his own accord. Guess they thought that was the best SL for his exit. Hope he gets to do everything he wants to do. He will be missed on GH.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 Part One: Nina’s Red Carpet Arrival Commentary And Locking Eyes With Jax

On Friday’s first installment of the 2019 GH Nurses’ Ball episodes, it was red carpet time in Port Charles as all of the most famous and infamous residents got dressed to the nines and to impress.

This year, Nina Cassadine (Michelle Stafford) is back for her on-camera hosting duties covering the arrivals on the live-stream, but is joined by Crimson’s New York fashion editor, Sydney Val Jean played by guest star Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy.  And as you’d expect, these two fashionistas battle it out at times on the carpet for attention.

Throughout the arrivals, and through this episode, this one really belonged to the talents of Michelle Stafford, who through her comedic, romantic, and dramatic timing, made for some of the best moments.  In a surprise, when Nina begins to choke after interviewing Peter (Wes Ramsey), Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Lulu (Emme Rylan),  she excuses herself and ends up outside where Jax (Ingo Rademacher) appears and offers her some champagne.  The two seem to be clearly smitten with each other! Nina accepts his drink, and thanks him, and then goes back inside to her hosting gig, while Jax looks very intrigued by Nina.  Previously, Nina gave a major kiss to Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) when he appeared on the red carpet.

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Some of the more shocking …. or interesting red carpet arrivals included: Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) showing up with Sam (Kelly Monaco) on his arm, and then getting into words with Sonny (Maurice Benard), who tells the cult leader that family means everything to him and that there is nothing he wouldn’t do for the people he loves.  Shiloh is convinced Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) will come back to “Dawn of Day”.

When Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton) stroll down the red carpet, they get distracted when a dapper Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) shows up, clearly intent on wooing back Anna, to which Anna looks caught by her feelings for both men while Finn is pissed at the game’s Robert is playing.  Later, Finn confronts Robert about his ring.

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Everyone was shocked when Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) showed up arm and arm with Ava Jerome (Maura West).  We later learn that this is an attempt to smoke out Ryan, who Ava believes will show his face at the ball.   Lucy (Lynn Herring), the hostess with the mostess, comes up with a plan to get Kevin away from Ava, not knowing they are not romantically together and tries to, perhaps, rekindle their romance up in a Metro Court hotel room.  Meanwhile, Scott (Kin Shriner) wants to get Ava away from Kevin, so he heads up to Lucy’s room with Ava to show her and to catch Kevin and Lucy together, but we don’t know what they saw when the door opened!

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Meanwhile in Toronto, Canada, Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Laura (Genie Francis) come to realizing they have been tied up and there is a gas leak in the cabin.  Laura realizes Ryan is trying to kill her in an explosion just as he was supposed to have perished in at the fun house years ago.  It appears Ryan set a trap for Laura and Curtis and fled the scene.  The two extricate themselves before running from the cabin just as it blows up!

Back at the ball other notable couples have arrived from: Chase (Josh Swickard) and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), to Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha (Sofia Mattson), to Franco (Roger Howarth) and Liz (Rebecca Herbst), to the GH nurses crew.

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The episode ends with an announcer telling all the guests to take their seats as its just about showtime!  And of note:  Is the opening title sequence music changed to a new theme for GH, or is it just for the Nurses’ Ball episodes? That’s one of the buzziest questions today.

So, what did you think of the red carpet arrivals?  Michelle Stafford’s performance?  Jax meeting Nina? What do you think will happen next with Ryan?  Comment below

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Josh Swickard Performs The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” In GH Nurses’ Ball Sneak Peek

General Hospital is getting you ready for the GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 edition, by releasing the full musical number performed by Port Charles’ Harrison Chase AKA Josh Swickard during the gala.

As a prelude to the ball and what is to come, Swickard takes on the top hit made famous by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” along with the Nurses’ Ball dancers.  And yes, there is cute moment for Chase/Willow (Katelyn MacMullan) fans when he brings Willow up to the stage!

Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) introduces Chase before he performs and Lynn Herring took to her Twitter account yesterday when GH released this sneak peek stating: “Hey, how did this get out there before the BALL!! Someone has some ‘splainin’ to DO!”

GH social media accounts teased: “After bringing down the house last year, we couldn’t wait for you to see Chase’s latest Nurses Ball number – so here it is! This is the only place you can watch his entire performance before it airs next week.”

The 2019 Nurses Ball begins tomorrow on the Friday, May 17th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now below watch Josh’s performance and then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below, and let us know who else do you hope performs at the ball!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Oscar’s Memorial Brings With It Remembrances By Those Who Loved Him

On Monday’s emotional episode of General Hospital, Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) summoned family, friends, and loved ones to honor Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt), since he just past away due to his battle with brain cancer.  Oscar had his own way he wanted everyone to mourn his death and Ned and Olivia carried out his wishes.

When everyone gathers together, Ned and Olivia announce that Oscar wanted this to be a celebration.  After everyone arrives they sit picnic-style and some get up to speak to remember the amazing young man that Oscar was.  It turns out to be Michael (Chad Duell) who starts the tribute by saying that Oscar was brave to date his intimidating sister.  Next, Cameron (William Lipton) touches on his journey to friendship with Oscar.  Joss (Eden McCoy) finds the courage to go next and remembers how she had a crush on Oscar and how he wasn’t easy to talk to but how she was intrigued because he was mysterious. She then tells show she eventually fell in love with Oscar, and how she will never forget him.  When Drew (Billy Miller) gets up next, he breaks everyone’s heart by stating that he will be eternally grateful to have known his son and will always carry him in his heart.

Next, Ned asks everyone to follow him to the meadow.  Once there, Ned and Olivia hand out seeds to the attendees.  Then, Ned and Olivia reveal a plaque dedicated to Oscar, as everyone throw up seeds that land in the grass for it to grow.

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Finally, Kim (Tamara Braun) speaks. She talks about how she raised Oscar on her own, and how after she learned he was sick, she brought him to Port Charles so he could meet his true family.  And with the analogy of the seeds, she says it helped Oscar blossom and how it enriched his young life.  In a heartbreaking moment, she thanks Drew for giving her son courage and being his dad when he needed it, and to Joss for being her son’s first love.  Kim hopes that Joss will come back to the meadow often and think of him.  They share an emotional hug.

Later, after Drew thanks Ned and Olivia for putting this all together for his son, Sam (Kelly Monaco) finds him and tells him he was a great father … and is a great father.  He wants to make sure that Scout knows he loves her.

Back at the meadow, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finds Kim in tears alone at Oscar’s plaque. He tells her he understands the deep pain and void she is going through, but she has to hold on to how Oscar touched so many lives.   Once Sonny leaves, Kim in tears looks up to the sky and says she’ll always love her baby boy.

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The episode featured touching performances by Tamara Braun, Billy Miller, Eden McCoy, and William Lipton, who all carried the Oscar dying storyline so beautifully along with Garren Sttit.  Additional kudos go to Lisa LoCicero and Wally Kurth, who as Olivia and Ned, kept Oscar’s memorial moving forward, and were also emotional throughout.

So, what did you think of the episode and the performances? Are you sad Oscar is gone?  Comment below.

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