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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Paul Eliminates Sloane!

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Paul Hornsby (Richard Burgi) is certainly establishing himself quickly as the man to fear in Port Charles!

After being responsible for the shooting of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), secretly attempting to take over the territory by blackmailing Ava (Maura West) to do his dirty work, and hoping everyone believes the deceased Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) is behind the shooting, it seems his plan is running smoothly.

However, there was a major roadblock on Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital.  A tipsy Sloane (Robb Derringer), who is hell-bent on making Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) pay for her crime for shooting Rivera as retribution for the murder of her beloved Duke (Ian Buchanan), decides to call the new DA Hornsby and turn in evidence against the woman who dumped in!

Sloane meets Paul on the docks and hands him a key to a safety deposit box, which has Anna’s gun with her fingerprints all over it, as well as Carlos’ wallet and ID.   What does Sloane want out of helping out the DA?  He wants immunity in exchange for his testimony.

But little does Sloane know who he is talking to … or handing evidence to!  In a shocking moment for Sloane, Paul reveals that Sloane must die in order to keep his plan in motion that Carlos is behind the hit on Sonny.   Next, Paul plugs Sloane with two bullets.   From the looks of it, it’s bye, bye, Sloane!

And as previously reported, after GH brought back actor Robb Derringer to play Sloane (after a short recast stint by Grayson McCouch) it looks like the character is the next casualty of story.  This way, Paul’s crimes remain covered-up as he continues to terrorize the town.

What did you think of Paul shooting Sloane?  Now that Sonny has a brain clot on the brain and needs immediate surgery, will Paul with an assist from Ava finally take the territory?  Share your thoughts below!

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DYLAN
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DYLAN

I absolutely hate when shows bring characters back completely changed! But, if the show wants Paul to eliminate some dead weight, I am all for that. I also wish a regime would have the courage, the foresight, and the show changing game plan to finally let one of the countless enemies who have tried to “get” Sonny actually get him. I hope I live long enough to see the day Sonny Corinthos dies on this show. So many characters have been killed for him, because of him, or by him that it is sickening to watch the constant glorification he… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

Agreed!!!

Anthony
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Anthony

I totally agree. Never liked the character since the beginning. Sadly, Dylan – I totally agree, however, Sonny will NEVER die. Even if Maurice decides to leave the show, and Sonny is “murdered” he will rise again. And with the current storyline with this stroke-thing — Sonny will pull through and gain power once again. Maybe the new female writers will be less in love with the character and minimize the mob stuff. They can get rid of Carly, too. Never liked that character except for a short time when she was played by Tamara Braun and the character was… Read more »

mollie
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mollie

The only “Carly” I ever liked was Tamara Braun…and you are correct…Sonny ain’t going anywhere.

Timmm
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Timmm

A job is a job. He is doing what is written. He is an actor. He is not an NFL player running around and dragging his girlfriend through a freakin casino, knocking her out! !

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Totally agree! Remember all the thibgs he used to say to Karen!! I remember well how he said that she wanted her step dad Ray to moleste her… He was making her dance naked and was horrible to her. Scott Baldwing has every right in the world to hate Sonny.

Erick
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Erick

I, too, wish that Paul was still a good guy. That’s a worthwhile complaint. But he hasn’t been on in twenty years. People change in twenty years!

Harry
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Harry

GhLover, you’re right of course but I couldn’t help but laugh aloud when I read “he made her dance naked.”
Yes, I have a warped sense of humor.
That said, let Paul now kill Nina, Franco, Kiki, Julian, Kiki, Sabrina and Valerie.

mollie
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mollie

Yes, Harry, Kiki gets it twice! lol. Agree.

rose
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rose

Harry…usually agree with you but I guess I don’t have your sense of warped humor, and you lost me on both counts.

Kelly
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Kelly

I disagree!!! Richard Burgi is so good as Paul. He is the reason I’ve started watching General Hospital once again. If Paul goes then I go as well.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’ll get pelted for this:

Jane Elliott… is such a grand dame… high end

that it has to be difficult to … find her a man who can match spark and whit

they had it … with Richard Burgi…

???

I wanted some romance and loving … to enjoy
and I wanted it with and for Traci!

dang it… !

ruination for the Quartermaines!

let me guess

the nuHeadwriters… have no plans to realize the potential and “minefield with Billy Miller’ Jake as Jason Quartermaine

rose
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rose

Dylan…Are you going dark side? I thought you didn’t like all the killing on GH as a means to an end to solve problems.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Rose.
I don’t think Dylan is joining su, here….LOL. I believe what Dylan wants, is poetic justice. You know…’live by the sword, die by the sword” type-of-ending for Sonny? He has pillaged and plundered, as it were, people’s hearts, souls and minds, leaving devastation in his wake. It is called getting one’s just desserts. I feel the same way; and I am the last to merge into that dark, villainous lane. Even the best of us hold some rancor for Sonny’s ilk. Later, my friend.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny is the Victor Newman of GH. He protects his family and never pays the consequences for any of his actions. I accept it. Dont like it but accept it. It happens in the real world to. Dont like it but accept it!

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny is a lead character. What do you want to do, kill him off and tune in to see detective West everyday? I’m not a big fan of Sonny’s but I’d rather watch him and Carly before I watch Dante and Lulu ANYDAY!

rose
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rose

Timmm…Heavens “no” to killing Sonny off. But I don’t like that he doesn’t have more jail time/consequences to at least partially pay for all of the misery he has caused to lots of people and his own family.

Dylan
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Dylan

Cee I love you. Lol. And Timm. …as I have stated….it’s called General Hospital! There is and would always be plenty of Drama to be mined in that setting. I would have no problem with Sonny…if he was played for the villain he is! Not a misunderstood hero! Which he isn’t! And never was. Early on in Carlivati’s tenure, around the time of the 50th….there were literal WEEKS where Sonny was not even seen!!! That was glorious! !! And the show had good ratings then!! Fast forward to a few months ago when it became all Sonny again and record… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I don’t mind watching Carly, Timmm. It’s Sonny that sticks to my craw…the fake murderous look in his eyes, which scares me not at all, the stuttering and lisping that fog my concentration, and the fact that he tries to command a situation/scene which eventually fizzles out.
But, you’re right. I am able to stare the cold reality in the face….he is here to stay, for reasons I cannot fathom.
Considering Carly changes men as often as she changes her unmentionables, I am sure she’ll find someone at the blink of an eye. How about Milo? LOL.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

There are actors, and then there are actors, Timmm. Maurice just does not fit the category of a compelling actor for me. I am not into Victor Newman either but at least, Eric can perform, even at his age. It is a matter of opinion, and taste. Ryan/Nathan artistic delivery may not be up to par for most, but I do not cringe when I see him. His character represents a normal cop doing his normal work….he is not perceived as super-cop….he is actually the brunt of many jokes. That fact has much to do with how well-received a character… Read more »

I love gh
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I love gh

Completely disagree! I love his character and his whole family. Inwouldnlive for him to go out in the blaze of glory that was described… Just not until he’s ready to retire.

I love gh
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I love gh

Where’s autocorrect when you need it?

I would love….

M
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M

So over Sonny. The character has been played to death.

Lisa
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Lisa

Here’s the thing. Its Anna’s gun and Carrrrlos’ wallet. They still haven’t found the body, so there is nothing to match the bullets to. if Sloane is dead, there’s no one to corroborate the story. Even if Sloane survives, no one trusts him anyway. The fact that Paul will shoot without hesitation or remorse is the part that matters. There’s nothing he won’t do to make his plans stay on track and that is what is going make him dangerous and interesting to watch.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Exactly, Lisa. But, this is PC law and lawmakers. Carlos was/is a known criminal; Anna a respected citizen/agent/former law-woman. Anyone in law enforcement would be grateful for Carlos’ death or capture. Ironically, the rumor Ava started, that Carlos is alive, is probably true. I hope this is the case. It is the only way for Anna to escape being held mentally captive by Paul……Nothing to hold over her head. I am wondering….it was Anna’s gun to have been used to shoot Carlos, right? So, wouldn’t her fingerprints be on the weapon? Why is this fact so shocking or important? What… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Dylan.
Oh, my God, Dylan. Did you feel the sweet, yet sad and heart-wrenching emotion displayed between Kayla and Caroline, too? I sobbed over that scene. It was so well executed…..I felt the love and pain that, so obviously, enveloped Kayla. The performance by these two outstanding actresses is so rarely seen anymore; it just tore at my heart.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Dylan.
That’s it, Dylan! You have concisely put a title on Sonny which was escaping me. “Misunderstood hero” is perfect. He is a villainous fiend; yet, he is upheld as the Messiah-in-training. Blasphemy. LOL.
Whatever happened to crime doesn’t pay? Whatever happened to paying for one’s crimes? Where is the good example being set and beheld? Instead of catching the bad guys, governors in in my home state (what a laugh) give them the key to the city…..or more bad guys are harvested . I am waiting for Carlos or his clone to show up.

Timmm
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Timmm

GOOD! Didnt like either Sloan. Heres hoping Paul goes on a rampage and takes out Nathan, Sabrina, Valerie, Lulu, Ava and Morgan!

Now onto Anna. Either her and Paul will fall for each other or he will prosecute her for Carlo’s murder UNLESS Carlos reappears and Paul has to let Anna go. I would like to see Paul lay it on Anna big time and have Robert come back into town and side with Anna and go after Paul. Either way, I love Richard Bergi and miss Robert Scorpio!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I hope Paul goes on a killing spree too and kills offf half the cast…maybe he can pollute the air with a deadly toxin and only a few survive!

Timmm
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Timmm

I know, networks bitch about how expensive it is to produce a soap and they have to cut the budget. WELL, cut it! I hate to see people lose jobs but keep people who are relevant and cut the fat and put some money into the sets or do an on location story!

Dylan
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Dylan

Franco should go postal again and off most of the current cast. The canvas is bloated and unfocused. It is a shame that so many talented actors are stuck in roles that are completely wasted or pointless. Altman and Pass an Auntie have their work cut out for them. I am guardedly optimistic about their work but am NOT happy with Michael going gangsta! He looks and sounds ridiculous. A cherubic blonde boy who looks barely out of his teens has no place in the mob. Leave that crap to Morgan. I am just watching a DEEPLY affecting scene on… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, jimh.
What Paul will do is use the incriminating info on Anna to his advantage. He is just biding his time…like a snake in the grass, lurking; waiting for the right instant, to pounce. Will Anna capitulate?

Ces
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Ces

I agree. The list is long:
Kiki
Elizabeth
Sabrina
Ava
Julian
Valerie
Alexis
Jordan

Harry
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Harry

OH yes, Timm. I forgot Nathan and Morgan. They need to go too
So much excess baggage. And since Alexis sold her soul to the Devil, I think she and her cleavage need to go too

aria
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aria

all your list are stupid, you all basically want a show with no characters, just plain dumb list!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

My dear Harry:
If Nathan leaves, whose well-honed chest, abs and biceps am I to admire?

Timmm
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Timmm

Alexis looks like a goof ogling over every wag of Julian’s tail!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Timmm. Paul may just do that. He is fermenting, right now. Lol. Shooting Sloane before the guy could say, “uncle” proves what a heartless ‘batard’ he really is. And, that was unplanned, spur of the moment, I’m assuming. Imagine when his schemes are all categorically laid-out? WOW!! We all have our favorites, I guess. Ava brings good and evil all rolled into one. We have seen how fiercely and convincingly ( well, not the Denise part, lol) she can act. We need her to create conflict; without conflict, there’s no story. Valerie is inconsequential; introduced as a remaining link… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

“Nathan has a lot of story to tell.” WHAT! Nathan’s story: I get up, shower, dry myself off, look in the mirror and say wow, theres that hunky guy in my bathroom again! I go to the kitchen no one sees, eat some oatmeal, banana and down a broccoli smoothie! Go to the living room/dining room. Do some push ups and sit ups and…. Oh, I get a shower, theres that guy in the mirror staring at me again! The front door makes a noise [Someone knocks] Its Valerie Spencer. Spenser, isnt Bobbie and Luke pasty white? Wait, they told… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.. Hello, ‘dahling’. Oh, my gosh, Timmm…I am laughing so hard…you really rock my world…LOL You have just described my husband, how did you know that was his morning ritual?? HaHa! That is your best satirical post, yet. I have enjoyed reading it to no end. I must make my point, though…all teasing aside: I still feel that sooner or later, Nathan’s father will be making an appearance. That’s what I meant when I said Nathan had a lot of story to tell. Perhaps I should have phrased it differently; that is, there is a storyline centered around his paternity;… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….We are of the same mind when it comes to Paul as a “babydaddy” candidate for Nathan….I have mentioned this one before in the recent past. We need to see an encounter between Hornsby and Dr. O. to ascertain that possibility. Also, whilst we are on the subject of paternity, how about this one: Ava somehow obtained a sperm sample from Dante (leftovers in the lab?) and used that to father Avery. After today’s episode where the little munchkin had a rash, I recalled Rocco’s allergy to latex, which he inherited from his father. Could this be why Ava’s child… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay.
Hi, Shay……good one. Avery is Dante’s? Never crossed my mind. How deviously delicious would that be?
As yourself, I automatically assumed Paul was a good candidate as being Nathan’s father. I talked about it….but, I think only you and I actually touched on that subject. Perhaps it’s too far fetched?
I can’t get over how alert and smart and cute the twin babies are. I want to reach out and hold either of them. Later.

Shay
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Shay

Well, FINALLY, CeeCeeGirl! One of my responses to you made it to post….I’m not sure if this is to what you were referring on another GH thread, but suffice to say, it was only one of three from yesterday, one being rather lengthy in explaining my recent absence. If you did NOT get that particular reply, let me know and I shall throw myself upon the mercy of the moderators and post it for a second time with a request to at least personally send it to you! Talk about frustrating….if I even use the words “Sappy” or “Alexis,” I… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay.
Oh, I hear you, Shay. All these babies. Point is, how many of them will survive?
Unfortunately, sweetie, I did not get your post explaining your absence. I look forward hearing it. Yes, do beg, if you must…LOL. Later.

Shay
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Shay

Okay….I’m begging! Mr./Ms. Moderator….PLEEEEZE send this to my bestie CeeCee! I completely understand that you don’t always appreciate my thoughts and how they are expressed…fair enough, don’t post me for public consumption. But when you also fail to forward my responses to the inboxes of designated parties, it makes me appear rude and disinterested…and I’m neither!!! So, if you could please personally pass this one on to CeeCee????…Much thanks! (Resend begins here…..) Oh, I’m still here, CeeCeeGirl!!!!….Lurking about on the GH threads…thanks for asking! I’ve not had much to say since the NLG TWI (Tweeting While Intoxicated) debacle….I repeatedly expressed… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

When is all the mob violence on this show going to end? GH is not getting better, it is getting worse.

Ces
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Ces

agreed. I fast forwarded through most of Friday and Monday’s shows.

su0000
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su0000

Tristan..
The GH mob stuff has not ended for 3 decades, and it will not end,
the mob is a cornerstone of GH, it is a core part of GH ..

I watch 2 soaps and both are very different from each other, I like the variety.
I get different things from each soap/balance perhaps..
I am among all the GH mab fans, and we are many 🙂

Justin
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Justin

I’m under the impression that it’s not going to end, unfortunately. Every hint i hear about the new writers isthat they want to focus on the Corinthos Family. I stopped watching, but hopefully, you’ll all let me know if by some miracle things change.

Tristan
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Tristan

Justin, I haven’t watched in two months, but I troll the boards hoping for good news. Suooo, the mob has not been a cornerstone of GH. And emphasis on the mob is why RC/FV were brought on in the first place, to salvage GH because of the horrible ratings due to the mob obsession of the previous regime. GH cannot survive on the love of the mob fans alone. It needs to recapture viewers who left because of the mob. If it is mob central again, GH will not survive. Simple as that. Last time that happened GH was going… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Tristan…from what I’ve read, the new writers are literally going to focus on both…mob and romance. Not necessarily in that order or intertwined!

Margie
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Margie

Ugh. Can’t stand Paul atall.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I just lost my ‘liking’ for Paul with my lunch, Margie.

rose
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rose

Me too. Well it’s October 1. I really hope things change in GH. Otherwise…

su0000
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su0000

CeeCee .. 🙂
Paul is awesome!!
He is handsome and pure power, a great character..
We have only seen a few scenes with Paul and wow I’m looking forward to more of the charming dangerous man..
He is a man nobody should mess with! yet, he has soft side will Dillion and Tracy..

I can’t wait to see where he goes with Anna and of course Tracy..

ALL soaps need the bad guys to bring suspense and intrigue and to give us someone to root for, their targets!
some root for bad guys some for the good guys, whichever they bring the excitement..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@su.
Hi susu.
I really do appreciate your loyalty. But, a good person is good all around; not just to the people he loves. And, even then, people such as Sonny, and I am sure we will see in Paul, do turn against their own family. Sonny has sold his soul to Beelzebub. You know of Judas Iscariot, right? Weeell!
I do agree that Burgi is one superlative actor. That’s why I am disappointed, I guess. I did not expect Paul turning out to be a cold-hearted murderer. Later.

Timmm
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Timmm

Your going to like him even less. I hear he will start toying with Nathan soon.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
And what a tail it is!!!! Absolutely wasted on Alexis. HaHa and LOL.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
You are cracking me up, Timmm, with your one-liners. Always hits the spot. Now, because my mind is a little bit in the gutter, and a little bit in all that’s ‘pure’, I am getting mixed visions here. LOL. Toying with Nathan.?…golly gee, that leaves an open field of meaning, Timmm. Whatevah do you mean, suh? HaHaHa..I’m having so much fun….

Jay Keaveny
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Jay Keaveny

More dumb mob stuff.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

So, Carly decides she needs to pray for Sonny’s life. Who does she pray to? Jesus, Allah, Buddah, Krishna, God Almighty Himself? No – she prays to Saint Jason, a mob enforcer and cold-blooded killer. This was the most unintentionally funny scene in recent memory. Having said that, Laura Wright is awesome. Long live GH!

Harry
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Harry

Great post, Mister Media.

Ces
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Ces

LOL!!! hilarious!

Laura Wright can cry like no other; she makes sh*t work 😉

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ahh, Mister Media….Carly’s prayer scene, imploring whatever force out there was a mockery of everything that is true…..goes directly against nature.
However, I agree…Laura is killing it; whether we like the character or not. Furthermore, the woman’s got LEGS. A full view of her gams was shown today. I say WOW!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Laura/Carly doesn’t get enough praise..
Her acting is superb, she can bring it !

su0000
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su0000

I am Luvin’ Paul !! Finally the real deal, a real mobster!! (he is writen well.. Ava will find herself in over her head and then Julian to her rescue, seems logical. Paul killed Sloane because he doesn’t fit in with his plans, Sloane could become a stick in the wheel. That killing was ”cartel” style. Paul’s missing years got him higher up in the cartel for sure. It doesn’t matter how one gets involved with the cartel it is how one comes out lol And– Paul now owns Anna! and Anna has no connections to counteract Paul, Anna is… Read more »

Margie
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Margie

Who the hell is Mona?

su0000
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su0000

Margie 🙂
ohh wow, on me!
I meant ”Monica” .. posting while triple tasking isn’t my thing lol
thanks for letting me see my 0oopsie ..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Margie. Su means Monica…only a typo. It happens.

rose
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rose

It may not be just the lose of the Q’s, other core families, and General Hospital as anything but a place to patch up the criminals. There may also be an exodus of the demo, not the one the networks covet, that none-the-less provides the anchor numbers for ABC to keep GH on the air. Because as we have already experienced, ABC can be as ruthless as Paul if GH “doesn’t fit into their plans” anymore. Then bye-bye mobsters. We’ll see!

su0000
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su0000

Hi Rose,, GH is the way the network wants it be. The direction it is going is what they want.. I’m happy there will some kind of mob stuff going on, after GH’s core is mob related. I can not see a way to build the Q’s back back up, especially not at this stage of the game/too late… RC/FV brought in Dillion to help keep the Quartermaines alive, but still not by any means enough to sustain the Q’s 🙁 Tracy & Monica are near retiring and then Dillion (Ned is at Days) will be the last of the… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Here’s a little history lesson for you Su000. The cornerstone of GH is General Hospital. From 1963 – 1978 there was no city of Port Charles. GH revolved around the halls of General Hospital.

There were “mob” stories in 1978 – 80 (Frank Smith), then again from 1988-91 (Jerome Family). Sonny was introduced in 1992 but we didn’t have a full-on mob focus until around 2000.

P.S.: You “mob lovers” are very few. DO YOU LOOK AT THE RATINGS?????????????????????

So, no GH is not a show about the mob.

Timmm
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Timmm

Oh su0000, you like poking at people dont you? The “M” word! MOB! I agree, the mob has had a role in GH for years and it always will. Its called GENERAL HOSPITAL but it is a place where characters bump into each other but it is not central to the show since its been broadcasted in BLACK and freakin WHITE! People want “Greys Anatomy Daytime!” I dont!

rose
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rose

Hi Timmm…Don’t want Greys Anatomy, etc., daytime, or anytime. Don’t like wall-to-wall operations, etc. Ugh! But also don’t want the mob and killings all of the time on “daytime.” Wish writers could figure something out that had a more balanced mix of good storytelling that made everyone from su to practically everybody else happy…at least most of the time. And it’s not that I want the mob wiped out entirely…just don’t want them to be the focus of GH.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I understand, Timmm. The mob is here to stay. However, Rose has more than a valid point. There should be a balance. And, I hope I do not fit into the category of domesticity…..the kind of housewife who watches GREY’S ANATOMY, or all that other fluff/stuff with the word WIFE in it. Other than my soaps, documentaries , and crime drama, I love to watch HOUSE FLIPPING on HG-HD.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

The character could have been a great addition to the cast. But, no, they had to make him another Mobster. I too prayed–I prayed Sonny would die–and somehow take Morgan with him.

I love Laura Wright–but she was so much better with Jax. There was more realistic conflict & a lot of love. I cannot tolerate the blind hypocrisy of the family Corinthos. As if Sonny is any better than Ava.

Was this show light on mobsters that they had to make Paul one too? And who is he “reporting” in to? Carlos? Faison? Fluke 2?

mollie
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mollie

For all that is holy, NO Fluke2 or ever.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

It’s my fear, not my wish

CeeCee
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CeeCee

LOL, mollie. God forbid. I don’t know if I could live through another Flukoid.

Shay
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Shay

@Lucy D…..No more “Clusterfluke!” (One, two…or otherwise…PLEASE!) But as to whom Paul could be reporting? Maybe a Cassadine? (The occasionally mentioned, but never see Valentin?) Or….what if Paul is in actuality, Valentin? How cool would that be? (I’m waiting for him to run into Dr. O. to see what her reaction will be…that may provide a good clue as to his game.)

Alan
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Alan

Just what this show needed — more violence and more organized crime. Haven’t the viewers suffered enough with the Corinthos clan being on every day since the almost wedding the week of Labor Day? Sadly it appears that Ron Carlivati’s exit has meant the end of the snappy banter and any sense of fun so that we can get back to worshipping at the altar of Saint Sonny.

I can’t believe One Life To Live was cancelled instead of GH…

Margie
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Margie

Alan – you are so right about OLTL. It was a better show with a great cast.

mollie
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mollie

Loved One Life to Live. Never should have been canceled. Gh has it’s place for some fans, but OLTL was wonderful. Miss it 🙁

Samantha
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Samantha

They should’ve found a way to have saved both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” Any chance they could resurrect them??? (And…I’m not sure…but the new writers’ material doesn’t begin until next week, right?)

k/kay
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k/kay

The best thing about this was we did not get a two day dialogue of somebody pointing a gun he just pulled it out and shot him. What a total waste of a handsome actor Burgi .I hear Sonny is going to have a stroke good deal for the actor he won’t have to struggle to remember his lines.

Justin
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Justin

k/kay that is too funny. Yes, maybe Maurice will actually be able to handle his lines if he just has to grunt and pout. Lol.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I objectively realize that Burgi is good looking…but I can’t get past his resemblance to Fred Gwynne…aka Herman Munster.

rose
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rose

MF…Paul “eliminates” Sloane is just another friendly fire way of saying he brutally killed Sloane at point blank with no warning. Many commenters have said how they grew up watching soaps with mom or grams. So much for a “love in the afternoon” escape, and “family” entertainment that I wouldn’t mind my kids seeing.

Samantha
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Samantha

I really don’t like the violence at all… I don’t want those images in my mind…(including that awful, sudden stabbing of Silas). It’s all so unnecessary. Sometimes, esp. regarding violence and the imagination, less is more. Wish the writers understood this. And, yep, I grew up watching the soaps with my mom too. It doesn’t always seem like the soap writers today understand the genre. And sometimes it seems like they’re trying to change the soaps to be more like prime-time shows, which doesn’t work for me in any way. 🙁

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I think that’s it exactly, Samantha. Daytime is trying to mimic prime time. I suppose “they” are omitting the line of separation here. It’s not working for most of us, it seems. Daytime has lost much of the enjoyment I derived from it….at least, for me. I don’t really have the same eagerness to catch the next episode, albeit I always manage to find time to watch. I have been watching soaps all my life, so it would almost be like taking an important chunk out of my day. I suppose any soap lover feels the same way. Now, as… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You are so right, Rose. I did not expect Paul to do that. I jumped when I heard the gunshot. It caught me off-guard. I am really trying to understand what is going on here. Are TPTB preparing us for the demise of Sonny’s life of crime? Will Paul fill that ‘coveted honor’? Now, it seems poor Anna will be at Paul’s mercy; who is relishing this cat-and-mouse-game. Perhaps he has romantic designs towards her….a sexual liaison? Will the writers pull these two together? Poor Tracy. Those days of watching cleaner, happier soaps with Gran or Mom is fast becoming… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ps. Perhaps, my mind is roaming in the wrong direction. Could something be building between Paul and Ava, other than their diabolical conspiracy? Speaking of Ava, I know she’s a bad, bad girl, but where does Morgan get off calling her a murderess; being the scion of an infamous murderer himself? Wasn’t he ready to take Julian out? Who are these people? The Untouchables? I think these writers better come to grips with the fact that members of the mob are in a league of their own. One does not normally see them among the general public. And, if by… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, Rose. Anyone who knows anything about the method of writing knows that where there’s good, there must be evil. Just as there must be character foils. It started in the Garden of Eden…LOL. However, good must win, if not always because that would be unrealistic, but, at least, once in a while. As I always say, fiction mimics reality; nonetheless as I, and many fellow-posters have said, Daytime should keep its separation from Prime-time. I know that’s the way it was, but the line of separation has completely disappeared. Nothing is left to the imagination. It’s like wearing a… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Well Rose, alot of the moms dont watch anymore and the grams are dead! Sad but true. In 2015 this is what is happening on TV and on the internet, violence! Sad but true.

Tristan
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Tristan

Maybe some of us would like a respite from violence, Timmm. If it were all that, GH’s ratings would be through the roof. But they are not, are they? Hmmm, wonder why. If the moms aren’t watching and the grams are dead (which they all are not, by the way) just who does this afternoon violence appeal to? The thirty-something boy/men living in mom and dad’s basement, living vicariously through the inept shoot-em-ups on GH? If they are what GH is targeting, this show will be dead in a year. Or less. It needs the moms and grans BACK to… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Tristan made a valid point. I WANT moms to watch and I want GRAMS to be alive and watch! What I was trying to say is times have changed and viewers habits have changed, as well. Tristan is right, GH shouldnt appeal to men in their 20’s or 30’s who are looking for violence. God knows there is enough of that! [Prayers to the folks in Oregon.] I would love romance and humor over violence but you need patience in the hospital. The other thing about GH is the mob has been around so long that so many characters would… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

Timmm, glad you mentioned Oregon. There is just so much horrible violence and my problem with GH is that it glorifies killing and killers, and REVELS IN VIOLENCE!!!!! Such a wrong message in this society. Sometimes entertainment should offer another path; show that there are better ways of living and better people than Sonnys and Pauls in this world. What kind of a message is it sending to society when the show glamorizes murders and murderers and has no DECENT MORAL COMPASS??? GH has NO decency in it. No heroes to root for!!!! What is the difference between the killers… Read more »

rose
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rose

Timmm…i think we all have some valid points. I guess what would work for all of us is more balance between good and bad, with bad actions having consequences just once in a while, and way less in-your-face-violence, especially with guns. I echo your sentiments about those in Oregon, and everyone else affected directly or indirectly with this and the other shootings in the US. It’s not entertaining when it happens in real life, so why have it as a frequent staple for GH, or soaps in general. However, you need Sonny, the mob or something like that, the Cassidines,… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree with balance. As for the shootings, my main objection is that there are too many and the victims are characters I love like AJ and Silas. As far as shootings go,,,I don’t agree they’re graphic. They’re pretty innocuous other than the obvious result. No blood…or too unrealistic to affect me…no gore. As for the “hospital”…I wouldn’t mind seeing more scenes and interactions there like in days of old, but the Steve Hardys and the lovable gossip Amy are gone. So, unless they can recreate the “hub” it used to be, I could do without it. Have no desire… Read more »

j9
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j9

Did I miss something? Is Carlos alive? I enjoy the actor, so I hope so, but what can he do now unless he teams with Anna to take down Paul for his redemption.

Timmm
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Timmm

I havent seen where Jeff resigned but I really think someone screwed up when they killed off him and Silas.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

By all accounts, Carlos is dead, j9. I just have a hunch that he will pop up sooner or later. It is part of GH’s staple. LOL.
The reason why he was ‘brought up’ by Ava was to put the blame of Sonny’s shooting on him and off Julian. Ava’s fib worked, so far. It would be ironic if Carlos survived his own shooting.
An alliance between Anna and Carlos? Hmmmm. Wow! Never thought about that because I don’t think it’s feasible…yet again, who knows with these soaps!

j9
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j9

Thanks, CeeCee! I must have missed that part about Ava just saying that about Carlos. I love that Anna and Carlos team up to take down Paul, it would redeem Carlos and I’d like to have them keep (and use!) this actor. Tons of charisma and great actor. I hope another soap hires this guy if a return doesn’t work out.

Samantha
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Samantha

I really detested what the writers did with the Sloane character — and am beyond irritated that they let Robb Derringer, the original Sloane, go. (Or did they… Hmm… 😉 ) First of all, Sloane was a sharp, intelligent character. He may have done some despicable things, but what an intriguing character with so many story possibilities! Not much regarding his recent story lines and behavior have made a lot of sense to me. In the beginning (remember the New Year’s Eve kiss?) there were sparks that could’ve rivaled any of the old Hollywood romance stories. And then they let… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Sometime short stay charaters are created.
The purpose of a short stay charater is to be and then not to be lol
Sloane character was not meant to be a regular.
The Sloane character had a purpose, to give Anna a great story, then he was done.
It is business, not everyone who enters can stay..
Some are hired as short stay.

Samantha
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Samantha

Su, I understand that some actors are only on a short-term basis. However, some of the short-term actors actually turn into long-term, and I could definitely see him becoming a regular in Port Charles. (Did you see the latest edition of the ABC Soaps magazine? Robb Derringer was given a great article and awarded the magazine’s “Gold Star” for acting. He deserved it. And there were so many story lines his character could’ve been woven into. It’s just sad when you see someone so talented and who works well with the regular cast members and then see him not being… Read more »

Layla Kalich
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Layla Kalich

Wish Robb was still on..Or hell bring him back as someone else. Ugh!!! The soap hasn’t been the same sense.

liz
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liz

I dont mind that Sloane is gone. I would much rather have Robert Scorpio back for Anna to save the day. Finola and Tristan have so much chemistry and history:)

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You’re right, Liz. Sloane could have had a chance…but, the writers decided to make him an undesirable catch that the cat dragged in. Sloane just did not work, afterall. I am not familiar with Robert Scorpio. I take it he is/was nothing like Colin Atkinson. However, whatever Robert and Anna had is long gone……which does not mean he would not be able to get Anna out of her present fix. Problem is, I don’t know if I’d be able to resist the urge to smack him a few rounds. If Scorpio came back, I would not be able to separate… Read more »

Belle
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Belle

This whole scene with Carly, Morgan, and Michael talking about Ava being a killer is absolutely ridiculous! Plus, they had the nerve to be upset that she wasn’t tried for it. Sonny was released for killing A.J. and for a while Michael was angry; yet, now he has totally forgotten his indignation with Sonny’s only spending a month in prison; unbelievable! I don’t understand why the writers didn’t have Ava mention A.J.’s murder by Sonny during the tirade of her murdering Sonny’s girlfriend and what an unfit mother she is. Really! These people act as if Sonny is a paragon… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Belle. Ava did not mention Sonny murdering AJ because it is obvious the PTB want us to forget that atrocity ever happened. Calling Ava any sort of name “ain’t” working for us, is it? I did say, They are calling the kettle black! Indignation? You are too kind with your words, Belle, my friend. We witnessed Michael’s wrath; his rage; his thirst for revenge. What about barring Ava/Denise from seeing Avery? Furthermore, how soon Michael forgets what Morgan did to him. He drugged him. Where was the familial concern for his brother and sister then? What if Michael had… Read more »

Samantha
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Samantha

Yes, it’s horrible what the writers have done. I think they believe the audience will forget in due time…however, that assumption means they hold little regard for the viewers, who aren’t as ignorant as they might think. 😉 Yeah, it’s all just too much… Makes me not care. And the death of Sloane (unless it was a fake “death”), along with the death of Silas (both of which were too sudden and violent), makes me want to move on from Port Charles. In fact, with everything combined, I’m really not interested anymore in this once great soap. Sigh. Have watched… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Samantha.
Hi,
You can vent any time you want, Samantha. I’m here for you…LOL.
I don’t know if you watch Days, but if you want a ‘heart-tugger’, that’s the soap to watch right now. Kassie DePaiva has been playing at my heartstrings for a while now. Later.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree with everything you wrote Belle, but I’ll add the audacity of Carly saying Sonny has a right to his daughter. I want to SCREAM…did YOU and Sonny think about that when you stole Michael from AJ? You would think this would give both of them pause…some revelation that they did this to Michael’s father. You would also think we’d see some internal conflict in Michael as he grapples with that fact. It appears “think” is the operative word here. Either the writers don’t think past the immediate script…or they think it’s acceptable. It’s not.

Christy
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Christy

Arg! They just bring back the actor I preferred for Sloane and then kill him off? What is the point, other than they must think we’re dumb not to figure out who shot whom – as the 2nd Sloane actor looks just a bit like Hornsby. Wish this actor (Hornsby) could have been a different character and they could’ve gotten Paul Satterfield to come back as Hornsby, because he played a devil on OLTL (Spencer Truman) years after he left GH and I could really hate his character all over again, rather than this Sloane, who came on like a… Read more »

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WATCH: Nancy Lee Grahn, Jane Elliot & Kim Zimmer in ‘Covid Support Group’ Episode Two

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) along with her creative partner. comedian, Kaore Bonell released episode two of the hilarious send-up ‘Covid Support Group” which features Grahn, and two other powerhouses known for their performances on daytime drama: Jane Elliot (Tracy, General Hospital) and Kim Zimmer (Ex-Reva, Guiding Light).

In episode two, Bonell and the three women are joined by a very special guest; when none other than former Los Angeles District Attorney, who tried the OJ Simpson Murder Trial, Marcia Clark, shows up!  We won’t tell you what happens, you’ll have to check it out to see.

Watching Zimmer as a boozy version of herself, Grahn with her brilliant comedic timing, and Elliot who is also perfection in this, is just too fun that every soap fan will get a kick-of, and even if you don’t watch daytime, think about how everyone is going stir-crazy during the coronavirus pandemic, and amp it up a bit and you have the genesis of this oh-so-timely series.

Best line of episode 2 was from Grahn:  During confessions during Covid, she says to the support group, “I bitch-slapped a guy who was hoarding toilet paper at CVS, does that count? Or does Erika Slezak get my Emmy for that, too?”

Watch Covid Support Group 2 below, and then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below!

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General Hospital Shifts Production Restart Date

On Friday, ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital has now determined to push back their production restart date given the escalating number of cases of the coronavirus as the pandemic has worsened in Los Angles County.

According to Deadline: “GH is now targeting the week of July 20 to resume taping. The situation remains fluid as new infections have been soaring in Los Angeles.”

General Hospital was previously eyeing a return to production this coming Monday on July 13th, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw a spike in numbers.

While GH is pushing itself back another week, The Young and the Restless is at this moment preparing to start taping new episodes beginning on Tuesday, July 14th.

B&B is already back in production and Days of our Lives is now targeting a September 1st restart.

So, glad that GH is holding off a little bit longer to ensure safety first for all involved from cast, and crew? Comment below.

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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Dante Dante Dante. #anactortrains #trainasif #healthycompetition #goodguydustin #dustinislosingit

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