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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Paul Wants Power! Were You Surprised To Learn Who Was Behind Sonny's Shooting?

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On Monday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, one character went from a “questionable” good guy to big time heel!

That character was revealed to be none other than Paul Horsnby (Richard Burgi)!

While playing on the character’s past as part of the notorious Cartel, in which he was forced into, it would seem that Hornsby would not have become a power-hungry full-throttle mobster! But surprise! In a twist, it is Paul who shot Sonny (Maurice Benard), and has major plans to bring down the mob kingpin, and take over the territory with a little assist from Ava Jerome (Maura West)!

On yesterday’s broadcast, viewers learned that Paul had the missing flash drive incriminating Ava in the murder of Connie Falconeri!  A murder rap she has to continue to beat, or be locked up in prison for the rest of her life.   Paul shows up at Ava’s blackmailing her with the flash drive in order to have her help him take over Port Charles and bring down Sonny.   So far, Paul gloats he has immobilized Mr. Corinthos since his shooting.

Paul admits that he has even been framing Ava’s brother, Julian (William deVry) for the crime, and that he has been targeting Sonny and the PC territory for months.   Paul admits he wants power!   He also reveals to Ava that he wants to remain in the background while she will be the face of the Jerome organization.   Of course, he adds, that he doesn’t want his loved ones to have a clue!

That is pretty distasteful given the fact that in juxtaposing scenes with Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Paul’s son, Dylan  (Robert Palmer Watkins) and his ex Tracy (Jane Elliot), the trio were extolling that the guy is pretty darn upstanding!

So, what did you think of the plot twist?  Did you know from the start Paul would be bad? Did you think he was behind Sonny’s shooting? Do you like how GH has linked Paul up with Ava?  Do you think a romance will ensue?  Comment below!

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Didn’t know and don’t care,in fact that’s how I feel about most of the storylines on GH these days.

This simply makes no sense. It would have been more interesting to see Brad’s family or Johnny Zaccarra or even Julian be responsible. I have been loyal to RC’s writing for a long time, but this type of twist is what turns some people away. We’ve had great scenes with Carly & the boys as well as Jake. Those scenes make sense.

Paul? Not so much. We don’t know him or care about him.

Or Ric. Or Jake. Or Morgan. Or Ava.

I enjoy GH…but so tired of Liz and all the faces she makes when Jasons name is mentioned…they need to end this story line already…enough……she loved Nicolas when she was with lucky…loved jason when she was with lucky…..waiting for her to finally know what it is like to lose someone because of all the lies…….can hardly wait to see the look on her face when Jake/Jason dumps her!!!!!!

Not a surprise. It is the same old, same old, same old with this pathetic show. Grrrr. Paul was redeemed back in the early 90’s and a significant part of GH history (Tracy’s ex, Dillons father), but as usual, like so so many, he too fell to the almighty Sonny Corinthos character. Ughhhh. Will it ever end!!!!!

Gross. And I agree with you totally. I turned my 2-week hiatus of not watching GH into now the fourth week. Don’t miss it nary a bit, especially Sonny and company.

Charday: I truly commend you

how long have you watched serial?

I’m near 4 decades… so.. “No” I’ll never not stop watching… or .. knowing… via SOD and MF site… what’s going on

but.. there comes time… and it’s rare for me… perhaps it’s because of middle age.. and just get that sick of mind numbing deliverance of stupidity

LOL… let

GH: i’m waiting for mid – october.. when the new Head writing team.. starts

DAYs: I waited for, the nuHead writing team to start this past mid-August.. and couldn’t be more pleased.. except for all the firing
Eve, Aiden, and Will death.

cyclical… everlasting…according to our mindset

love the platform.. that fans are let

Was not surprised. Thought it was Paul a while back.

I never thought Richard Burgi would agree to a minor role on GH unless there was something meatier involved that financing his estranged son’s movie. I like the actor. But, like others here, I’m not thrilled that, once again, the mob is taking over. Michael is back in the fold and acting like Sonny’s successor. So, see ya, Quartermaines! I have a daddy, now!…UGH!

More disappointed then surprise, another mobster? Really! If it’s written well I’ll tolerate it , but I rather have GH new villains be terrorist and to have real Heroes like Anna saving pc not jake turn into JASON Bourne.

Yeah, that’s exactly what GH needs — another mobster. Ugh.

I’m also disappointed to see Jason being sucked in on Sonny’s side again after the foundation that has been set for the Quartermaines to rebuild as a family. First, Michael is reunited with Sonny. Now, Sonny can subconsciously tell “Jake” is really Jason. When will Monica get her family back, damn it?!?!?!?

I did not see it coming and I am very disappointed with this twist. I thought they were writing a romance and family store and it turns out to just be more of the same nonsense. This is a waste of what started out as a compelling character.

There will be Tracy and Paul romance, after all Paul is the behind the door businessman.. Paul & Tracy will get it on..
Paul will be a vivid ”compelling” character
Paul is a powerful businessman- Richard Burgi was given a powerful role, indeed..
(( ((The mob is big business, gangsta money builds empires, big big money business..

((GH has gangstas its’ key characters are gangstas and they love, have families, and even romance. there is love & family..
(the Corinthos are a large core family, lots of family stuff with them. I saw much of it this past week. 🙂

I should have been clearer and said that I thought they were writing a romance and family story that would not be tied to the mob activity. Richard Burgi is great. Your points are all valid, but they do serve to demonstrate that there is already plenty of this type of story already being told. I had simply hoped for something different.

I agree Mister Media. I was hoping that Tracy and Paul would have a nice romance and she would be rid of another mobster in her life.
Also disappointed that Ava is out/free and we are forced to watch Ava show continue when Anna Devane — GH’s real leading lady has zero storyline.

hi Ces..
Anna has no position to have a story.. She just returned from a 3 month absence it will take time to get her involved and placed..
I have no idea what J&S will write Anna.
I think Anna and Spin will join forces, have some type of partnership to bring down the corrupt mayor and Sloane, that will be bumpy ride…
Anna will be up front, but she needs to be worked in.

Tracy and Paul will have a great romance. Tracy knows Paul is/was tied to the powerful cartel, so Tracy knows she will be dancing with the devil 😉
(( Sonny will need to partner up with Julian to even start to combat Paul..

And soap couples only have a ”nice romance” for a short while then it all goes to Hades LOL ..
I hope this time Tracy is written as an on top of it all woman who will be wise and play her own game to a grand checkmate !
I hope Tracy will not be fooled again and instead of being played she will be the player..

Sure, Ces. Romance? In our dreams. That notion has become pass’, it seems. As long as that rag-tag gang, the Corinthos clan is on the forefront of the battlefield? No chance. You can say that again about Anna, too. Soooo disappointing.
Later, Ces.

Correction…Passe’ not pass’

yes Su, it would be nice to see Tracy one up her male counterpart for a change. She was always a smart cookie of a character but they’ve dumbed her down for the men she’s been with. I hope she keeps her eyes on Paul this time around. I do like Richard Burgi in the role and they have chemistry but I wish they hadn’t have gone this route with the mob/Ava story.

CeeCee – I hope Anna won’t just be attending birthday parties and hanging out at her old office. Geez, this woman has been in PC how long and she still lives in that damn hotel? Wish she’d get a home and a man!!

I like the way you assert your point, Mister Media.

I was hoping Paul wouldnt be part of the same old tired mob plot stuff too…this soap just cant write for mobless families.

Jimh..
There has not been an upfront mob story since Guza..
Sonny and Julian have been threatening each other, but not a mob story.
It is time the mob has a good come back.
There was a shoot out but no actual story, just an event lol
there has been a mob this or that, that lasted for a day or two a week at the most of actual mob stuff, but not a story.

the families in GH who are not mob or connected to the mob are boring, as boring as watching hair grow on a statute lol
the core power characters are of mob families, or connected..

My wish; Franco will be brought into the mob business.. Roger would own it !!
or at least team up with corrupt Scot doing dirty deeds ..

I know. There was hope bringing the *hospital* back to General Hospital when we had Silas there and the other two who I can’t even remember their names because their story has dropped off the planet (um..?? Carly’s brother. lol)
anyway … looks like GH will be all mob now.

Did not see that coming!! Love it!

I loved this, hate that he’s a heel but good turn of writing.

I thought the shooter was Johnny Z, since he is still unaccounted for.

Figured something like this would happen, Burgi’s never played a good guy!

I am luvin this!
You go Paul and get your pound of flesh!
I hope paul goes up against Michael..

Truth; Monday, with Ava & Paul and Morgan & Julian was awesome
but-
at the same time Patrick and Sam were terribly go nowhere boring.
They talked and talked and talk and none of it held my attention for more than 3 minutes, ZZzzzZZZzz..
I needed to FF the boring conversation until the good stuff came back lol..

btw; if Sam can’t get over Jason, Patrick should kick her to the curb and I do not see Jake/Jason running into Sam’s arms, no way..

anyways.. Jean and Shelly will write; Patrick and Sam getting married and Sam finds out Jake is Jason and drops Patrick faster than a hot poker..
but later- Jason doesn’t want back with Sam, then Sam goes running back to Patrick .. lol

that ^^^ stuff is same ol’ love gone wrong yawn.. ..
(God bless the GH power gangsta business people, keep on rollin’ !!..

then I would advise you to enjoy it while it lasts.

Well we knew it wasn’t poor Julian so another player was inevitable and a new player seem the more plausible approach– it had to be someone, it doesn’t really matter who it was– and it makes some sense it would be Paul, although his involvement in the Cartel is stretching his change into super mob boss a bit thin, but at least he is not Faison in a mask– not yet anyway.

The actor is breath taking looking I had forgotten how gorgeous he is I so wanted Jane Elliott to have a new leading man but instead we are going the Ava route mob routine what a bore.

Yes, Kay, the actor is great. I just hate the idea that all characters have to orbit around Sunny.
Also, it irks me to to end that Sunny murders AJ in cold blood, boinks AVA on his crypt with his body not yet cold, and not only does he not go to prison, Michael and his adoring family cross themselves, say Ten Hail Marys, forgive him and continue to worship his ass.

Great, Harry. You summed it up in one succinct paragraph. I walked away after decades decades of watching because of the Sonny/Ava/AJ crap and I’ve never looked back. But it is fun reading some of these desperate posts trying to justify the hot mess GH has devolved into.

Totally agree I read updates still and may catch a little of the shows now and then I am real disappointed that they are going the Sonny Hour again. Really hate that they wrote the Liz character the way they have the lies about who he Jason is I agree are rotten but the fact that the whole town will probably hang her with a rope and Sonny and his family are praised is more the I can stand. To top it off you have actors over at GH saying stupid stuff producers pointing fingers I mean I feel like Goldie Hawn in the movie Deceived “Is Anybody In Charge Here.”

Mob! Mob! Mob! Thats all GH knows! Edge Of Night had many mob stories and they were great because sooner or later their mobsters either went to prison for good or killed off or redeemed like Johnny Dallas! But on GH the mob is treated like the heros while the heros like Anna are made to look like the villians but at 2 in the afternoon and im home what else is there to watch or do except pluck out my ear and nose hairs…and sometimes that is actually more exciting…lol

You are correct. This mob stuff sucks. The writers need to come up with a way to get of the characters of Sonny, Carly, Michael and Morgan. Sonny should take a turn for the worse and die. Carly should be so overcome with grief that she sticks her head in the oven, after which, Morgan has a bipolar episode and kills Michael and then shoots himself in the head. And you’re right on about the Edge of Night – great crime soap with believable resolutions for the bad guys. As long as the GH writing brass want Sonny front and center, I will root for any other bad guy…Ava, Julian, Paul…just as I rooted for the Alcazar twins, Faith Roscoe, Anthony, Claudia and Johnny Z.

my fears are being realized ? as the fans have suspected… and knew all along…

the new head writing team… is frontburner; featuring; the Corinthos’ clan?

give me an expletive break

@Anthony… GREAT write-up of what to do with; Sonny, Carly, Michael, and Morgan…

so… this is the path the new head writing team… parades… Maurice Benard… in lieu of Anthony Geary leaving… they are treading out their “bigwig”

LOL… what a jokester ! No?

The Corinthos’ clan has been doa… mia.. for so long… and to attempt any kind of rejuvinate… is laughable

not since Connie died… has their been anything to carry Sonny and his brood
and since.. Morgan… will no longer be … with Ava… what’s the point

Olivia.. is now with Julian

it would be beyond embarrassing.. if they trudge out Billy Miller… AKA Jason… to band-aid … how abysmal … and dire this has all become

please don’t waste Billy Miller… i’d quit

get him to “SORAS” and or recall his Quartermania…don’t waste him on mob

I’m joining this party! I’m so devastated to realize that the new writers will focus on Sonny. It’s right back to the Guza days. How sad. Ratings started to nosedive badly toward the end of his tenure, and if they sink much further, i cannot imagine this show will survive.

Thank You, Justin

the party, is:

Billy Miller’ “Jason” recalls his past.. but it’s growing up a Quartermaine!

pure and simply.

he’s going to be required to do his “residency” and become a full fledged contributing member of society

and fall in love with Liz… albeit.. recalls the heart tugging love of a first child.. and it’s “Jake” he loves first

and MOVE ON!

is it not painstakingly obvious

that all this drama and hold out.. for drawn out

was to echelon BM’ talent

is just not their? or on? with Carly and Sam ?!?!

geezus.. get with the program… STEER, right?

Traci, Alice, and Monica… with Dillan… and unfortunately, Michael

over

Carly and Sam

clue?

aforementioned

Johhny F’ing Dallas!! I was in love with him. He married Nancy and Mike Carr’s daughter and I believe it was the New Moon cafe they ran and I would eat my lunch and pretend I was in the cafe.
Surely then you must know Serena/Josie?
And Brandy Alexander
Geraldine Whitney???

Of course i do…..best mystery series ever!

The last person I would have expected!!!

If the show didn’t have the Corinthos or Jerome clan front and center there would be NO stories. I love the storylines. I am going to miss Ron Carlivati’s lines and plots. They have surprises and twists and not just two people sitting around talking and drinking coffee and talking about the days of old. DAYS is stupid right now with all the characters living in the past. I love Sonny, Carly, Michael, Morgan, and all the rest. Ava Jerome is played by the queen Maura West so I want her to do her thing. It is great acting all the way around. And I am waiting for Jake to become Jason completely. Billy Miller is killing it with a slow burn portrayal. Quite frankly I am more tired of hearing the whining from people who say they hate the mob stories and are not watching the show any more but still have critiques to give. If you aren’t watching GH any more then SHUT IT and watch the Chew or whatever boring show you choose to tune into. The cast of GH are stellar actors. All of them. I love the 60 minutes I watch daily. I watch 3 out of the 4 remaining daytime shows and while there are some story points I wouldn’t mind seeing go away I am proud of what all these fine men and women are doing on my screens daily. GH happens to be doing it the best at this time. Morgan’s bi-polar story is amazing and superbly played by Bryan Craig. I love Michael coming back to his dad and loving him even with all Sonny’s failings. It shows that family love is the tie that binds. That comes across every time. I love the message of family ties with the Spencers, the Quartermaines, the Corinthos and all the rest. It really works. I knew it wasn’t Julian who shot Sonny. I was thinking it was the 5 families back in New York but it’s Paul. I don’t love his character but I was pleasantly surprised with the twist. I want to watch Ava jump through hoops to get that flash drive.

Gh is ok and i really dont mind some mob but there is too much here…a show called General Hospital should have its main focus on its medical staff and their families!

Exactly, jimh! At this point, the only purpose GH serves is to treat gunshot wound victims and mental patients!!!! (Hey, how about a recurrence of the old Lhasa fever epidemic to clear the canvas? Now WHO should we choose to be the first to succumb?)

Jim, it is GH. However, NOTHING is going on at GH to keep people tuned in. The mob creates drama. Until you bring back Robin, the Hardy’s and the Q’s, nothing will hold our attention. Right now, GH is shot AT GH because Sonny is in the hospital. All the drama is from people Sonny knows. No one at the hospital adds to this story. Liz just stares into space!

It seems we are returning back to the Guza days in which all characters revolved around Sonny like planets orbiting around the sun–which is why I will go back to calling the mumbling mobster, Sunny.
It seems clear to me that with the road more traveled all leading back to Sonny that GH’s stories all lead back to not the writers, but to the producer and ABC executive suits.
Firing Frank did not solve the problem–the snake’s head grew back. They need to get rid of Frank Valentini.

@Shay.
Hello, Shay.
I love GH, I really do. What I don’t love is all this attention to Sonny and all his evil misdeeds thrown out the window and forgiven/forgotten. It just does not make sense for the writers to do this. I am one stubborn girl….I do not eat what I don’t like….So, no matter how much or how often Sonny-stew is put on my plate, I will never develop a taste for snake.
Actually, at this point, I am beginning to tolerate Sam, in small doses. Can you believe that? LOL.

Totally agree with you Mateo!! Love the show and the actors and do not mind the ups and downs of GH.

I agree with this post.

Mateo, you have a way of shouting down your opinions as if it were the law of the land and you also seem way too intolerant of opinions which differ from your own.
Last time I checked, the first amendment was alive and well. Dissenting opinions are a good thing and suggest collective interest in the program which is being discussed. You telling folks who disagree with your OPINION to shut it is just all kinds of wrong . Moreover, telling folks to stop watching GH if they don’t entirely adore it the way you do is not good for the future welfare of our soap opera. Your posts sound like something Morgan would write. It’s no wonder you love that character and his plot point approach to bipolar disorder.

Quite simply stated you didn’t comprehend a single word I wrote. Morgan is exhibiting quite a few symptoms of bi-polar disorder. Those symptoms were discussed by Carly to Sonny when they were discussing the possibility of Morgan having the same disorder as his father. Seeing as the actor who portrays Sonny Corinthos has this disorder himself, I would see him acting as a consultant on the story line. And to combat your other point I never said for ANYONE to stop watching GH, I said that those who state they no longer watch the show should refrain from giving opinions on it. My support of GH is well known here and in other forums regarding daytime drama so my impact on the welfare of the longevity of General Hospital will have the opposite effect of what you predict. In the future I would appreciate you refraining from passive aggressive statements and personal attacks before you tell me what you find wrong in my assessment of the plot lines. Not only did you misinterpret my point but you also accused me of being bi-polar in the process. So obviously you are not dealing with a full deck. And for the record, your first amendment right to free speech is in full effect, I can do nothing to take that away from you but it works two ways and there is nothing you can do to keep me from speaking using it as my shield. Good day.

There are many of us that want desperately to watch, Mateo, but it’s so awful that we can’t. I admire you for being able to get through it.

Be that as it may, at the end of the day, Mateo, Sonny still killed AJ, Michael’s true dad. Why should I accept this glossed-over version? Family ties, my foot. This family will turn on each other in a New York minute. No doubt about it.
So, please, Mateo, forgive me if I sound a bit harsh….I do pride myself in calling it as I see it. I am no hypocrite. If it gets me in trouble, sobeit!!
Yes, Mateo, I understand that a soap must be kept alive with interesting storylines brimming with drama….but, the repetition of predictable storylines with Sonny always in my face does not drama make. Also, none of us has the right to tell anyone else what to watch. That’s very irrational, offensive and irritating to me; with all due respect. There are those who keep saying , ‘ oh, I will not watch this stuff anymore’, ….well, I am not one of them. I have never said those words, therefore, we should not generalize. There are many, many of us who love the show, regardless of the fact that we discuss the pros and cons of the soap….any show, actually. We should criticize; we should talk about our likes and dislikes. Isn’t that the point? Good or bad, Mr. Fairman gives us the opportunity to be both positive and negative. If those of us do not like what we read on these boards, then the same could be said…..do not read the posts.
That’s ridiculous, right? We cannot tell people what to do.
Of course the actors are doing a good job. They get paid for it. They are not doing us a favor or doing it for charity. It is their bread and butter. No one is attacking the protagonists; Just the writers, who lack vision and treat the audience as a bunch of imbeciles.
Bryan Craig is not displaying the true disease of bipolar disorder, Mateo. What I see is not schizophrenia, but a disturbed, spoiled brat ….a product of his environment. And, until the writers are prepared to put Morgan through some kind of program and is diagnosed, realistically, as having the disorder, I will maintain my belief. As I said, the disorder should not be exploited by using it as a means to an end….but, handled with respect…..
Just as I respect your good heart and such eloquence with your thought-process….you must be a very kind person.
I wish I were as accepting as you, Mateo. But I live in neither Shangri-La or Eldorado. Good day.

Yes Sonny did kill AJ and he is dealing with the effects of it both physically and emotionally. Every family turns on each other but then they work it through and come back again much like many families that argue, fight and love incessantly. I am not telling any one what to watch. Much like the other commentator who accused me of such, I will say to you what I said to him. My comment above stated that those who NO LONGER watch GH should not comment on it because their complaints about the show are not valid as they do not see it. So they have no room to complain about the stories or the show. I value others opinions on the show, even if I do not agree but when I don’t agree I say so because holding anything in for me is tantamount to developing an ulcer. I know that others won’t agree with me, welcome to America but it won’t stop me from defending my views and opinions with everything I have. That is all I stated. Now for the comments regarding the actors, what does an excellent cast have to do with charity? There are plenty of actors who do crappy jobs on shows just to collect a paycheck. The cast of GH with the exception of one or two newbies is NOT guilty of that. They are consummate professionals with some of the most experienced and talented cast members in the business today. Now for your clarification and education, bi-polar disorder is not schizophrenia in any way shape or form so to state that Mr Craig’s portrayal is not convincing of that point is ridiculous. Some of the most common traits of bi-polar disorder are the so called “spoiled”, “bratty” behaviors that he has been exhibiting, including the hyper sexual behavior (Ava) and the erratic behavior and the attraction/exhibition of anger. He is in the process of being diagnosed by a medical professional as was Sonny and Carly’s wish before Sonny was shot. He will be diagnosed soon from what I am reading and more education will be given on the subject. Which is another reason I respect what GH does. On the other show I watch the bi-polar issue is not being handled correctly at all. It is not even educationally correct in it’s portrayal. I do not live in Shangri-La or Eldorado but I do live on planet Earth and I have a brain in my head. I research and I respect how the writers are trying to educate and portray drama at the same time. I do not feel like I am being treated as an imbecile. I just realize that with the change in writers, especially the head writer, that all the staff writers are doing is trying to work out Carlivati’s final plans before Passanante and Altman take over. I am a little scared about the new head writers because they tend to mire themselves in nothing stories but I have faith that General Hospital will have it’s viewers in mind as they progress into the future.

@Mateo.
Hi, Mateo.
I really appreciate your answering me. We all have a voice and we all have something to say. I certainly appreciate your opinion. But, inasmuch as what you say is true about families quarreling etcetera…..We cannot put the Corinthos family in the same category of a regular, every-day kind of family. Most families do not shoot each other or go around with guns threatening people.
Mateo, thank you for the short course in mental health, but unless you are an expert, you cannot tell me what I think or how I perceive Morgan, with all due respect. I too, have a brain…actually, I have a PhD ….a doctorate degree in education/science. I am not just pulling things out of my, ahem…hat.
Furthermore, everyone on these boards is intelligent with a brain. Do you think otherwise? I hope you do not mean that the way it came out. I appreciate everyone’s opinion; whether I agree with said person or not.
I will leave it at that, albeit I have so much more to say. Peace out, Mateo. All is well.

Which soap do you not watch?

Are you asking moi? I do not watch B&B. I know Jacob Young, ahem…swallow, swallow…through mutual friends in Manhattan and New Jersey. That’s why I do not watch.

CeeCee- I guess you can’t reply to a reply on here but I am replying to you. I was asking Mateo I think as he said he watches 3 and I believe only 4 left. But your reply took me 17 minutes or so to understand. Which on so many levels I find hysterical and blew-my-mind so to speak. Had no clue. You have better scoop than Baskin Robbins. Thanks and feel free to keep me posted on any other delicious tidbits.

Lol. Sorry it took you so long to “GET” my drift. Sometimes we cannot come out with our feelings , thus we beat around the bush hoping our intention is understood.
I have the fortunate or unfortunate ( depending on whose point of view) “privilege” of knowing a few “people”. Hmmmm.

Not really. However, I thought maybe firebug Cam was furious that he and Aiden did not get on air scenes when little Jake came home, and he resorted to breaking open his piggy bank and hiring Monica to take out the trash aka Sonny Corinthos!

Don’t like that we have to have YET another mob figure in Port Charles. This show has changed so much in the past year. Where is GH? I sure can’t find it-I DVR it and FF thru MOST of it these days.

I was surprised. Then again, I do not know Paul’s background. Was he a baddie? In that case, not so much of a surprise. Sick of this mob stuff. Although I am no expert on anything GH, I have learned that TPTB are inclined to introduce a new plot line without any kind of vision or foresight, such as who shot Sonny? At the 11th hour, they serve us Hornsby on a platter. And, in what an ‘intricate’ way….of course, Ava had to be involved somehow, no surprise there. It is time for St. George to slay the dragon that is the mob.

Knowing GH, this might not even be Paul…could be Johnny Z in a mask…he hated Sonny???

Oh how I wish it was– I miss him so much.

Love Johnny Z –wish he would return and stay and become a good guy.

CeeCee, Paul was introduced in 1991 during the Cartel storyline. He was involved with Brenda and Julia’s nefarious father Harlen Barrett. Paul was black-mailed into helping them. He was forced to marry Tracy to get the Quartermaine goods, then he fell in love and had an affair with Jennie Eckert (Luke and Bobbie’s cousin). He was ultimately a decent guy. Back in those days, the characters were written to be re-deemed or develop. These sad days, it’s all about plot or Sonny propping.

Thank you, Justin, for taking the time to explain. I appreciate it. Later.

Was desperately hoping Morgan was the one shot today, it just to get a brief break from the pouting and shouting. Hating Michael returning to the Corinthos fold — not only returning but seemingly heading it while Sonny is flat on his back. Ick. The Mob Wars are back in full swing with other families (like the Quartermaines) being pulled into it and Nicholas acting like a de facto mobster. Hating all of it.

I hear you, Melissa. I don’t know how much more of Morgan I can take.
Furthermore, I’ll never understand the praise this guy gets on his looks, ugh…..this is drama? No suspense for me….maybe because I care not what happens to either Julian or Alexis….actually not to Morgan, either.
I just want all this attention on the Corinthos clan done, so that the story moves to Jake finding himself. I want to see some action….Miss Lizzy getting her just desserts; Nikolas getting lost in his own dungeon/catacombs on his way to Hades, and so on and so forth. But, here we are stuck in the middle with Super Sonny and gang.
Michael is a turncoat….and, his name is Benedict.

yeah, right….

with all the screeching and yelling

I think i’d rest in a coma for awhile

till Carly, Morgan, and Michael, just go away
and Sonny… can fade in to the sunset… in to la la land… and dream, drift, and succumb to that peaceful sleep… slumber MB’… it’s time

I don’t know how… Paul got hold of that flash drive… but it’s a testament to his acting and drive… that it’s him… and pleasantly so… and if Ava… meets him eye to eye… this could be an opportunity for two solid actors to steer away from… the dire and dullard Corinthos’

I don’t know… what the writing team are thinking… these characters are that interesting?

give me a break : Carly, Sonny, Morgan, Michael… throw in Sam and “Jason”.. wow… just no interest… after all this time… lead by the monotone… and lifeless eyes of Sam?

dag! throw in Maxie.. who’s in your face… mind your own business girl…. fashonista’ somewhere else while you have the chance… go home to Brandon Barash

there are so many waiting in the wings… of the huge cast RC/FV created…

honestly… GH has the lead here…

where’s Roger Howarth, Michelle STafford… and Maura West

more of the same

Here, here, CeeCee and Melissa! The title of this show needs to be changed to “Generally (All About) Sonny,” since, well, it is!!!! Seems all roads lead back to the “Dimpled Don.” As for the Morgan observations, spot on! How long must we suffer through this pugnacious punk’s mood swings???? They’re already getting really old and predictable….

It seems like they are shoving bi polar down our throats now? I dont know anyone who has it but I’ve read that these people ebb and flow with their feelings and emotions but for some reason Morgan is just homicidal now with no reasoning whatsoever? Looks? No way! He is a young kid on a great soap and THAT gets his “Foot” in the door with these ladies! Sorry Double Cee, now that Paul is tied to the mob, ALL SONNY ALL THE TIME! Go Nick Go! Michael is a sellout! SEE YA CEE!

@Patrick.
Yeah, right, Patrick. We can wish for them to disappear till the cows come home. They “ain’t” going anywhere.
Hmmmm. How did Paul get the flash-drive….good question. If he is indeed, chummy with Lomax, it could not have been that hard. Maybe that sneaky secretary at the DA’s office has something to do with it….she probably knew Scotty took it and told Lomax who, in turn told Paul, who in turn, had Scotty’s room ransacked. Phew!

I love Richard Burgi and I’m glad they are writing him this way. I am happy him and Tracy are reuniting BUT I didnt want him sitting around the Q mansion all the time. Now he gets to interact with other characters, especially with Ava and soon with Anna. Some will probably hate that the mob is once again center stage BUT until you bring back Robin, Monica, Tom, Matt, Noah and write a damn story for Lucas, the hospital is dead unless there is a mob shooting!

Exactly, that’s all they’ve had Paul doing since they brought back the character, sitting around the house, having breakfast with Tracy, lol. Boring. I’m glad they’re finally doing something with him.

Paul called himself the Wizard of Oz to Ava, are we even sure that’s the real Paul? Where is Faison hiding these days? ; )

Well if Faison is hiding inside of Nathan he would be the “Tin man!”

That might work..LOL ; ) and Ava is the wicked witch.

LOL. Who cares? Tin Man or Scarecrow….he’s Adonis-incarnate!!!!
Shh. Keep this between us, Timmm. But, I’ve been cheating on Nathan. Billy Flynn has caught my eye with his gorgeous eyes. LOL…..Errol Flynn reincarnated!! I wonder if they’re related…..
I should write an ode to Billy (eyes)….. Oh, yeah…there already is one, written in song. LOL. Later.

I had a feeling Paul might be involved, since Julian was too obvious. I’m glad they’re finally doing something with the character. Him sitting around the house having breakfast with Tracy was boring. I know some don’t like the mob stuff, but I love it. They haven’t done a major story involving the mob in a while, so I don’t really understand people complaining.

They pulled back on the mob storylines for quite a while, but it was never gonna go away forever, nor should it. This fits in with Paul’s history on the show. It gives Ava and the incomparable Maura West someone new to play off. I like it. The show has definitely picked up again over the past few weeks.

I just hope they don’t write Tracy to be a clueless idiot again, and be totally blind to what’s going on, like she was with the Fluke stuff for so long.

I don’t know, Dan. Yes, there has been no real heavy duty mob activity for a while, but the threat, its spirit, per se, is omnipresent.
I agree that Paul was sort of vegetating at the Q mansion, but he could have been put to good use…..such as an undercover agent to get rid of the infestation that is Sonny, Julian or any other member of the mob. Clear out the rats. I suppose he still could be a lawman in the guise of a goodfella.
As I said earlier, I do not know his history. However considering what you’re saying….I suppose, this turn of events fits the profile. But, to say we complain, is not really fair. There has been no rest after the Fluke debacle. I, personally, would not mind a sprinkling of goons here and there, if some of these storylines would be neatly sewn up. But, everything’s in limbo…..particularly Jason, Nikolas and Anna……as far as I’m concerned, they’re not used much. ‘They’ have Billy Miller, a god, just hovering as Jake/Jason to be called to calm Sonny down……Thing is, I feel no pity….absolutely nothing. Sonny’s plight, for which he is completely responsible, is not drawing any emotion from the depths of my being as, for instance, Patrick did when Robin left. And, neither is Sonny’s concern about Morgan shooting someone. Sonny, directly, put his son in the line of fire….as he did TJ and everyone else who is within his circle. Yes, it’s a soap….but criminals do exist, thus anyone associated with them can potentially be hurt. Sick of all the killings, real or otherwise. Then again, I respect the fact that you want to see suspense and drama. So do I….except that GH is not delivering….not for me, anyway.

@Timmm.
Lol, Timmm. I’m still a tad green about people and their machinations, even on on fictitious shows, but not to the extreme. Oh, I know Sonny is well-ensconced on his throne at GH. He is in my house to stay…LOL.
You are correct, Timmm. Morgan is not truly displaying a clear picture of bipolar disorder. I have touched upon the fact that the writers better make sure they are well-versed on this mental ailment…..because if they are not, a disservice will be done not only to the patients but the medical profession. Morgan is just not right in the head……no one would be being the issue of Sonny and Carly, as Morgan is. Furthermore, I must be outnumbered from those other women….Morgan/Bryan does nothing for me ….
By the way? I like Nik….but, not this minute. Perhaps, if he takes a trip down the River Styx, going into that dark, murky, demonic world; he will realize the error of his ways and come back to us a new man…cleansed of all sins. LOL.
Luv-ya.
PS. I love Richard too….I cannot think of him as a father-figure……he’s so hot. His acting, too. LOL.

I’m afraid I don’t see the “incomparable”–perhaps that would be more apparent if Maura wasn’t playing a caricature.

I kind of hope Tracy finds out Paul is in the mob and supports him because she loves him AND Paul can strong arm Nick into getting back ELQ.

Why not Tracy take over and go head to head with Ava? I need some dirty bitch action and a catfight and starting with Ava sleeps with Paul. She was close enough today to snatch that drive right out of his fingers and would have liked to see her attack him. Violent fight, then sex. I am not well.

I am glad you brought that up, Timmm. I wonder if Paul, as the new DA, is aware of the fact that Lomax is in Nik’s pocket. If he is, would Paul be a cad and go as far as to deny his own son his legacy? I did suggest that Paul could be faking being a baddie. Then again, I was wrong about Sloane; soooo…..
It would be the right thing to do for Paul to get ELQ back to the family.

Blah, blah, blah. More of the boring same old. GH better do something fast before cancellation creeps up its butt

Ya think?! And people like Mateo and Su should REALLY stop telling us to shut up, and fug off. Our opinions are just as valid as theirs. And the people who are unhappy with the repetitive, asinine, violent mob stories absolutely outweigh them. Record low ratings and cancellation rumours also bear this out.

Thank you, Dylan. I said as much in another post.

now Dylan,
I have never told ”you”’ to fug off (with the habitual ranting complaining)
I have however ”suggested” to people in general..

‘I– suggested — for the bashers of the soaps who cause more harm than good by their hate ranting, to shut the fug up .. (a suggestion that is still an excellent suggestion..

People can bitch whine and moan rant insufferable complaints and be as unpleasant as their hearts desire…
But. for the good of the soaps I still ‘suggest’ they shut the fug up because it would help save our soaps to not spread/post hate of everything about them (nothing personal ..

side note; for the past 3 decades GH’s core has been mob oriented and that is what is mainly known for, hard drama..
Mob and or croupt families are the core of GH.
GH has not had an upfront mob story since Guza..
Julian and Sonny threatening each other over their business with a rare 4 scene shoot out, is ‘not’ a ”mob story” more so an event lol
GH needs a good mob story, it has been years since the mob has been up front in any story..
GH use to have 12-15 mobsters on screen,, for years it has been mainly 2 men and a woman, who have not had an good old fashioned upfront mob story since Guza.

There hasn’t been an actual mob in GH since’
–Mr. Craig, aka Jerry Jacks &’ Friends ‘ 🙂
–The Alcazar’s 🙂
–#1- rival mob Anthony/Johnny Zacchara 🙂
Faison, Cassadines, even Carlos is gone..
(and other assorted monsters from back in day, that are long gone.
GH no longer has a mob/mobsters to have a story about the mob.
*Sonny and Julian bickering over the pier is not a mob story:) LOL

I was so hoping that Sonny’s shooter was the presumed dead, Carlos Rivera, who is exacting his revenge on Sonny and later, on Anna, for shooting him. His character would still be expendable, just on long enough to get Anna off the hook for “killing” him and starting on a new story for Anna. Paul Hornsby was a reluctant participant with the mob years ago because he was forced into it. This is completely unbelievable and against character. This is much the same as what they did to Holly. Extremely disappointing!

Making Carlos the shooter would have been brilliant!

I fastforward through the whole episodes and am happy to get some glimpses of the good acting skills of Billy Miller and Maura West. All the other stories are not interesting to me. And it’s been like this for months already. Will the new writing team be able to save the sinking ship?

I think Paul Hornsby is turning into a revelation! For some reason I can see the character bringing a lot of mature buisness energy. Sex!! and power!! Looking forward to this next period of gh history after today.

That’s the word, Allen saint james(love your name…very dignified). ‘Mature’…the right word was escaping me. Yes, hot, sexy, cunning, magnetic….but, we get our daily dose of that with many of the character. But, Burgi sports that faint, quaint scent of sophistication….mature sophistication.

I’m glad I could of service! The show has been lacking in powerful sexual energy! I love cunning ruthless loving characters. I’m hoping his buisness needs are not just revolved around the mob and we can bring some jabot/Newman kind of energy to the show. Fingers crossed!

@Allen.
Absolutely…Burgi/Paul fits all those qualities, but, oh so much more. His presence fills the air. He is mesmerizing to me…I take him all in…..great actor. I despise what he represent, but, golly gee, I can see how women lose their heads over such men. He cuts a fine figure….one to admire. Sonny? Not so much! LOL.
I agree with you. It would be so refreshing if his input is not completely concentrated on mob ‘stuff’ and upheaval. I, too would like to see his business side; one that is legit and nothing to do with intrigue, blackmail, and the mob. I say, though, Allen. I can see him and Ava together, in the biblical sense…..a hot feeding frenzy.

With the old writer, he kept things moving, kept it interesting, kept old/new characters with short/long storylines, just had a nice fast pace rhythm. That’s what saved GH and created the largest audience. Now, we have predictability. slow moving storylines, disjointed stories and a typical soap opera where fans get aggravated. I haven’t missed GH in a long time, but I must admit if I miss it now, I’m not missing anything as there’s lots of unnecessary dialog and no real excitement. I can’t believe they’d change writers for this!

Fast moving storylines? Are we watching the same show? Since I have been watching, the only fast moving storyline was solving Silas’s murder. Everything else falls short of a few light years.

You want slow and slower? DROOL is doing the who is John Black storyline again… a storyline that wasted four or five years already. No is back but is going to be in a prison for months before his sweeps rescue.

It’s irresponsible to let the Jake Jason thing carry on for years. But long drawn out time wasting storylines seems to be with us no matter how much we want to punch our fists through the screen.

BTW, now that half of Port Charles know Jason is alive, won’t anyone tell him and end this nonsense?

Hello! I don’t think it is all the writer’s doings–I am thinking it is corporate greed. More commercials- 19 min show down from 25 min on 30 min show. And only during sweeps for ratings do things happen and every soap now seems to be dropping the hints that things are about to happen– and they are- only not until last week in October. Craving a Cobb salad.

@Torqumada.
DROOL? LOL, hilarious. John Black! Just the mention of his name urges teeth-gritting. You and I seem to say the same thing….about John Black and Jake/Jason. Let’s go, already…poor Billy!! All dressed-up and nowhere to go.

hey hey!!
GH moves along..
Soap are long stories lol
at the least, none are as long as the;
music box story , well over a year and still no closure lol
A blind man groping around for 6 months.

Jake/Jason revel was put on hold for months to not out shine Fluke/Luke’s exit story reveal..
they could not have both Luke and Jason’s big huge reveal’s during that same time because one reveal would diminish the other.
After Tony’s exit the Jason stuff has really picked up.
I think the outing of Jason will be soon, not in Oct..

@su0000.
Hello, there.
Oh, yeah. That stupid music box! Was the mystery ever solved? It was such a dumb storyline, I completely forgot about it.
Ah, Su…nothing about Jake has picked up. Well, if you consider his fragmented dreams and Sonny calling him Jason. Then, yeah! I guess it’s making progress. Later.

Not surprised–isn’t everyone evil on GH?

Just when we thought that Tracy was, finally, going to get her “happily ever after”, and “love in the afternoon back, GH adds another gun toting thug. Now , Paul is nothing but a waste of time. Enough of , everyone but Jason and Same knows who Jake is. This gone beyond ridiculous. I’ll check back during November Sweeps. Maybe Paul will be gone and Jason and Sam will be together …finally !!!!!!!!!!!!

Well since GH has been riding the “nothing make sense wave”, I’m not surprised at all about Paul. I have never seen so many useless and silly characters on one show in my life.

Ok, then. Carly, mother of the century, has spoken….she wants to stop Ava, through the justice system, no less, from taking her daughter back. Now, I say, what is the difference between Sonny, as a father and Ava, as a mother? Carly has no leg to stand on this subject. But, TPTB will create some kind of law which exists only in Port Charles. By law, since Sonny is incapacitated, and Carly is not his wife, it stands to reason that the only ‘capable’ and rightful parent is Ava. What separates Carly and Ava? Ava is Avery’s bio mom.

I could possibly be psychotic, but today, when Carly was not putting her fingers in her hair – when she was talking about Ava and the baby- it appeared to me that her teeth for like a split second– kind of like flashed out like a vampire-then went right back. Now, I have never cared for the vampire stuff, but if she is one and about to get busy-then I am all for it.

Lol. Hey, maybe Carly is Caleb in Carly-mode mask.

well

LOL

if it gets Carly to go over the top… and sketchy…. and ruin her character even more

dang … all this family bonding… is ad nauseum … barely tolerable

mid-october can’t get here soon enough

life line

help

Alexis throws herself all over Julian… till he lies
Sam is once again… not proving herself an actress recalling herself w/Jason

GH’ truly saving grace: Billy Miller’ “Jason” has simply got to recall his familial upbringing… and go back to being a Quartermaine… loving Liz that much more

to go any where.. near the Corinthos’ clan… and mob… is spiral

ok, so we are expanding the mob stories??? and by the way, could we be more obvious in fashioning the corinthos family after the corleone family? The godfather don corleone (sonny) , the short-tempered explosive son, sonny corleone (morgan), and the calm, level-headed son (Michael) who ends up being the most cruel of all (michael). It just seems that 90% of GH characters are involved with the mob. Enough all ready. here’s a thought–how about expanding the love stories i.e., Franco and Nina (no agenda, just loving and caring for another human being!!), even Nicholas and Hayden (although he needs to get back to the old Nick)

hi conniemac..
no soap can run on love/romance stories..
there are no happy ever afters..
A couple; from their 1st kiss are soap drama destined to part and all that love gone wrong boring stuff..
Soaps need their bad guys and women, the villains who by the way do fall in love also have their love stories.
Some of the bad guys have the best love affairs..

the Corinthos, Sonny, is the only mobster in his family
Jason has not been mob anything for a couple of years, and still is not…
the Jeromes. Julian and Ava are it, just the 2..
Paul, a new player.. he is needed to stir the pot..
Michael is his father’s son, it is befitting he that he finally takes his place at his father’s side, good stuff for Michael/Chad to actually be interesting, have a roll that is not goddie wallpaper. lol..

So far there are only 4 mobsters; Sonny, Julian, Ava, Paul..

I love Franco & Nina and I see a great story brewing for them.
I see Franco teaming with his father Scott and Nina standing by her man..

Couldn’t agree more about the Coleone pattern. Coppola should sue!

and one more thing — if they intend to have Jake/Jason once again become Sonny and Carly’s fetch and tote boy, they seriously need to rethink that. What a waste!!

I agree, conniemac. But, from the way ‘they’ are insidiously and strategically , but not so skillfully placing Jake coming in and out of Sonny’s room tells me that’s ‘their’ intention. Unless; unless….this is done as a means for Jake to remember. The more he hangs around Sonny, the sooner he’ll remember? I still feel that TPTB are teasing us. Just as Jake is on the verge of remembering….there looms Lizzie, who is an enigma in itself. I have never seen a woman, not even on a soap, fall in love with so many men, sometimes at the same time, as she, within a short span of time.

if these nuHeadwriters : are from Y&R

I can only pray… with

that they know how to write; for Billy Miller, and Michelle Stafford… add in; Roger Howarth

and the whole cast ? no?

hi conniemac.
Jason is who and what he is, Sonny’s best friend, a brother connection.
and a hit man. That is Jason.
Jake is now a part of Jason, they have been intertwined.
Jason will never be the quite the same, again ( if he’s written that way, that is lol

With all due respect, Sue, says who? Isn’t it a fact that for the better part of his life he was a Quartermaine, totally different from Jason Morgan. The accident turned him into Stonecold. So why, since the writers have been given an avenue to change his persona, would they want to go back to the old Jason? After he learns who he is, he can still be close friends with Sonny and Carly, just not involved in the mob. If Sonny really feels Jason is his best friend , he should be happy for him regardless of his life choices. I have to say I really used to like Steve Burton’s Jason, but Jake has a PERSONALITY!!!!
It’s refreshing. And regarding your first comment about only 3 people are actually in the mob right now, that may be true but this whole soap revolves around the mob stories. Go back and watch yesterday’s show. Every single scene, every single actor is either a mob member, former mob member, involved with a mob member, or family to a mob member. It’s called overkill…no pun intended.

Hi, Su,
But, but, ….You are full of contradictions, though. At one point you said you wanted Jake to remain Jake. You liked this version of Jason. Jake is NOT a part of Jason, Su. He IS Jason. He just doesn’t know it. When that time comes, and Jake decides to be a Quartermaine, albeit his actions belie everything that was/is Jason Q, all this brotherhood bond with Sonny will have been for naught. I hope the new writing team returns Jason to his rightful place among the living where he can walk proudly.
And, forgive me for reminding you that it makes no difference how many mobsters are living in PC,……The fact remains that they are scum; and you, among others, including the writers, Su, are canonizing Sonny….all he needs is some Holy Water to sprinkle over everyone to sanctify his elevated position. Problem is, Holy Water will melt him. LOL. It is so ridiculous to glorify this character and his ilk. No matter how much you and the writers, and others try, I am not buying it. Sonny, reposes on his hospital bed like a martyr ( I wish him eternal repose), when he is directly responsible for what’s going on. The youngest sacrificial lamb, Avery, will end up harmed because of him and her mother…..I sincerely hope not. ( I must say….aside….these babies, Ava and Grace Scarola are the cutest little twins; with a personality to boot. A true Italian personality. LOL.)
Then there’s Carly…who calls the kettle black. Sonny and Ava both represent that part of society that is called ‘underworld’. There is a reason why that moniker is attached to this gang of low-lives. They are one in crime….both out of prison on either a technicality or through devious machinations. Who is the better person? Golly Gee…ahhh, I dunno!! So, if Sonny is awarded custody, I will really regard these writers as a complete joke. I understand drama….but, please introduce a little reality in the mix.
Su, dear friend, keep up the good work by holding up the fort for Sonny…..LOL. Later.

I wanted Billy Miller to be Jason Q. However, whether we like it or not, the writers will write him where there is the most drama. Being Jason Q would be great but beyond Monica, once that angle wears off, what is there for him to do? As you stated below, its GENERAL MOB not GENERAL HOSPITAL so it is more beneficial to make Jake be Jason Morgan and rub shoulders with Sonny, Carly and soon to return, Spinelli. I dont like it but its whats best for the writers. Sonny took the baton from Luke and its his show and Billy Miller is a superstar so he will be with Sonny. Same with Steve Burton. He went on Y&R and they immediately connected him to the Newmans. Same deal.

When you’re right, you’re right, Timmm. Makes so much more sense when you say it. As much as I would like to have Jason be a Q; then what? The story would end there. I suppose drama fits Jason Morgan like a glove….like a second skin. It is what it is; I don’t have to like it, though…LOL. Later.

Why would Ava cut and color her own hair? She would go to PC’s top stylist. And Michael today–telling Morgan that Sonny never gets his hands dirty–ok didn’t Sonny kill Michael’s dad AJ and go to prison and kinda piss of Michael? And of course wedding date for Jason and Cow is in November for sweeps. So basically watch in November and May when everbody on every soap swings out and busts loose.

hi Beth..
Ava would avoid the general public, especially reporters….
She was once wanted for murder and by news known as mob related.
No way would she go get her hair done, imagine it lol ..
besides, women been doing their hair since day one..

Sonny has hit men do his killing, but every now and then he kills to not be killed/shoot outs..
I think Sonny had a bipolar moment when he went crazy wild with anger and shot AJ.

I had been unhappy with the show for some time but quit when Michael gave Avery back to Sonny – it was clear that new writers or not, the show was going to turn back into the Sonny Corinthos Hour. I was tired of that 15 years ago.

Been lurking for months reading recaps on occasion and as of yet haven’t seen anything worth taking time to track down the show online (I gave up cable months ago as well).

I am now actively looking forward to this shows cancellation – if only to stop the network from ruining what little there still exists of the characters that I have enjoyed for decades. I suppose this was the plan for AMC and OLTL (make the shows unwatchable) and now it’s working with GH. Note to ABC: just cancel the damn thing and let us have at least some bits of pleasant memories to end with.

Sonny Corinthos has been in the hospital bed doing nothing, a quick scene of his tubes is all we get lol
The story is mainly about Michael and Morgan, not Sonny.
and Carly and now Avery, not much to do about Sonny.
The Corinthos are a core family they will be on screen ..

How did two of the sexiest couples on TV become two of the most boring? Today’s show in a nutshell: Sam and Patrick; Jake and Elizabeth. Both in bed. Yadda, yadda, yadda. No romance shown ( just implied No sex. Just recaps of awful plot points. Snore fest. This is how much I hate GH right now. I’ve been watching it since I was six when I viewed it alongside my mother. I am now 52. I’ve been an ABC daytime viewer that entire time. This is my last soap standing. And I am entirely bracing and ready for its cancellation.

If I didn’t know better I’d think I posted this! lol. My name is Melissa, I’m 52, been watching GH since I was 6 (started with my mom) and enjoyed a lifelong love of ABC soaps. Until now. GH has sat on my DVR for over 2 weeks and I have no desire to watch. How sad. I do not want this show cancelled. I especially loved OLTL and miss it terribly. Unfortunately, at this point I doubt I’d miss GH if it were cancelled. At least OLTL was still really good (IMO) when it was sadly cancelled. I have moved on to other soaps. Hoping for the best for GH, just because of tradition and memories of a once truly great show.

Maybe we were separated at birth! I agree that OLTL’s cancellation was especially tragic given the high quality of the acting and writing. And look what atrocity replaced it and lasted about a minute.

Can I be the evil twin? Lol. Or maybe we’re doppelgangers? I’ve been watching too much Y&R. It beats GH right now.

Sam & Patrick are awful.. worst lackluster couple ever..
romance would be what??
they had their loooong love talk lol Patrick sang to her.
couples before marriage have sex, lots and lots of sex.. they are in bed, a lot.
after they are married you won’t be seeing them having fun in bed, the spell will be broken. lol ..

Morgan GO AWAY!

Great minds think alike. Who knew a grown man could be so whiny. Sheesh.

i’m 9 eps, lost

I saw; Maura West; sans the Valerie Perrine/Valerie Bertinelli wig, accent, and chewing gum… and lost focus

she’s blond again

is a Paul and Ava love scene without QUESTion… absolutely NOT!

*absolutely!

since Morgan has gone awol
and Sonny is stuck with Carly and vice versa…. who cares!

Silas is dead

this frees up Paul… for dalliance, romps, foreplays, risque

oh behave

I saw the wig at Party City $35.

It took me forever to be seen in the emergency room there.

Please answer if you know– I thought the new writers material would begin about a month after RC left at start of August? Wrong or? Also I thought I heard that Carlos was not dead and-has not come to light yet but will ??

I think su0000 said that the ladies writing team starts on October 15th? I think they have already cleaned up some of Ron’s left over scripts. The show already seems a little different since he was fired.

“I think deep down, Jason is still alive,” said Sam on today’s show, while thousands of eyes rolled in the back of their heads. Is there something in the water that makes Port Charles residents the stupidest people in the world? Meanwhile Michael, the smart and rational son, is now the head of the family over Morgan, the impetuous and violent son. Here’s hoping Coppola will send a cease and desist order to make the pain (and plagiarism) stop.

Proof that the print soap mags are in the pockets of the networks — one of them just named Bryan Craig performer of the week.

Ahhhh, Melissa, my friend…..I love the way you express yourself. Performer of the week is it? WOW. The pained expression on Morgan’s face looks like he has BEEN constipated for a week….perhaps that’s what “they” see. Kassie DePaiva Is the performer of the month. That heart-wrenching-pain-performance was the best I have seen in eons.

Haven’t watched Kassie since she was on OLTL but love her. Class actress. A shame she was cut from DOOL.

More like disappointed that it was Paul. I figured Ava. Never thought it was her brother tho.

General Hospital

GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

Photo: HutchinsPhoto

Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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