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General Hospital Pays Homage to LOVING While Giving Us A Twist As To Robin's Wherabouts!

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On Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, the very clever team of executive producer Frank Valentini, and head writer Ron Carlivati, came up with a unique twist that brought several stories together, and also paid an homage to the ABC Daytime soaps of the past!

While Holly (Emma Samms) and Luke (Anthony Geary) were hot on the trail of Jerry Jacks, they landed in the Pennsylvania in the town of Corinth, and the house they came upon for their search, Luke recalled was the same place where the notorious “Loving Murders” took place years ago, to which Holly held up a picture of the murderess Gwyneth Alden (Christine L. Tudor) who was the Corinth Serial Killer.  Holly related the story of  why Gwyneth went on a killing spree,  “She wiped out pretty much all of her friends and family in some twisted attempt to wipe away their pain.”   Luke then said how the survivors moved to The City (which was Loving’s spin-off when ABC tried to salvage the show).

But this all dovetailed into the major story of the MIA and believed dead Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough), when Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) recalled to her daughter, Britt something she had done. Next, we see a flashback of Robin in a wheelchair with her wrists tied to it, being wheeled into the same abandoned mansion that Holly and Luke are at now by Dr. O.  Then,  Dr. O asked someone , “What should they do with Robin now?” 

Luke and Holly also found a locked closet door behind a bookcase that Luke was determined to open! The duo also found pictures of Cabot Alden (Wesley Addy) and Tricia Alden (Noelle Beck) ! So now the question is who, or what, is on the other side of the secret door?  As ABC Daytime fans recall, Faison (Anders Hove) made an appearance and crossed over to Loving in 1993.   Has GH come up with a shocker to propel the story of Jerry/Faison/Dr Olbrecht/Luke/Holly/ and Robin?

What did you think of the nod to Loving today? And where things will lead now that we know Robin was in Corinth? Comment below!

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Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I wonder if this means something else like they will include old characters from Loving and tie it together into this storyline

BTripp
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BTripp

I would love to see Noelle Beck show up as Trisha. Tracy was on Loving at one time too.

BTripp
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BTripp

Oh sorry it was called “The City” when Tracy was on it.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I would love to see Christine L. Tudor return as Gwyneth Alden!!!! She was awesome!!!

Patricia penn
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Patricia penn

I agree Christine Tudor is a great actress as Gwyneth Alden.

Karen
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Karen

I agree that Christine L. Tudor should come back as Gwybeth Alden

Christle
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Christle

@MichaelFairman: General Hospital Pays Homage to LOVING While Giving Us A Twist As To Robin’s Wherabouts!: I agree with Caroln lease bring back Christine Tudor as Gwyneth Alden

c.barrack
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c.barrack

I think Gwyneth Alden should make a come back. Christine did such a great job with the that character

Michele
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Michele

Couldnt agree more! I want to see Christine L Tudors come back to ABC!

Barbara
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Barbara

Gwyneth would not be the same without Christine Tudor playing the part!, she was the main reason I watched Loving. Would love to see her again. Bring back Christine,,,

MikeT
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MikeT

Love it !!

curacaoman
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curacaoman

In all this, where is Laura?

Toni
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Toni

Well, Laura is back in France for a “check up”.
Please… Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentni
Bring her back!!! We love Laura forever!!

curacaoman
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curacaoman

Also, now that they can’t use AMC and OLTL characters, they delve in Loving’s? Not enough characters in GH’s history?

TheHugoBoss
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TheHugoBoss

Damn, why be so bitter. It was a scene starring vets, dealing with a plot with other vets, paying homage to another old soap that was in all rights, connected to GH. It’s like nothing is ever good enough for some. Just HAVE to find SOMETHING to complain about. Damn. lol.

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

Had to reply here…hope your right about Laura…she’ll show up at the right time…also agree with your above comments…lol

susan M.
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susan M.

Disagree curacaoman comments! I agree with TheHugoBoss comments!

Anthony O'Reilly
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Anthony O'Reilly

“What did you think of the nod to Loving today?” I loved it.

Susan
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Susan

I watched Loving and The City, and I remember that when Tracy was on The City that was when she was married to a mobster and used the mob money in ELQ which has been mentioned a lot in her battle for control over ELQ

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

I never watched Loving/The City but i think it was clever how RC using it in GHs storyline…love the mystery, and suspense, and how its tied in to Robin!!! This has become cant missed tv!!!

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

And where is Laura?

TheHugoBoss
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TheHugoBoss

I can’t help but hope that by not showing Laura, theyre involving her into the story undercover. Holly and Luke are going to be trapped or in a life or death situation, a situatuon, and Laura’s gonna turn out to be the one who saves them. OR even better, Luke gets so sick and Laura shows up just in time and she and Holly are forced to work together to save Sean and Luke.

Erick
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Erick

Am glad Laura and Genie are back, JFP and Guza gave her the shaft for sure, but honestly never missed her during this week’s episodes.

susan M.
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susan M.

Didn’t Laura go to find Luke? Laura told this to Scotty when she found out that Luke was dying, right!

aria
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aria

i loved it, since oltl and amc can no longer be mentioned then why not show a litllte love to soaps of abc past and tie them to GH. i think its clever.

Diane Dunn
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Diane Dunn

I was a bit confused but now that you’ve explained it better, I love it. (pun intended) Lots of twists and turns, keeps us on our toes. I started watching GH in the 80’s so I am thrilled with all my faves coming back. Especially Lucy! GH needs her.

Li
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Li

I like the show a lot yesterday! I can’t wait to see how this is all linked together and how long it will take to start peeling some layers…

Georgia
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Georgia

I really hope we don’t see any more new characters on the show. There are way too many people now. Thank you for the run through on the story because none of it meant anything to me. It now makes a little more sense now.

jon
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jon

Agree 100%.

mike
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mike

Leave it to Frank and Ron to come up with something unexpected and unique. I love that they use the past history on GH , now using the history of Loving is a great bonus to longtime fans.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Yes I agree

Matt
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Matt

SO AWESOME! A real treat for ABC daytime fans and a reminded that character crossovers between ABC shows is not new!

thomas
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thomas

i loved it .. this was unexpected .. i love hoe the producers and writers give a heads up to soap history while moving forward .. i cant wait for today and most next weeks shows

RichCD
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RichCD

I never watched “Loving” or “The City”, but found this to still be very cool, and surprising. GH really needs more surprises – the plots now are very predictable and the twists seem to be telegraphed many days in advance.

JEM
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JEM

ABC only has one remaining soap, but the network still retains ownership rights to many of their cancelled shows. I think it is a very cool idea if the show could incorporate characters and storylines from long defunct shows. However, GH is a show with such awesome veterans that viewers are wanting to see, and many newbies have already taken over and dominated much of the action recently. I have always crossovers as it is neat to see familiar characters in different circumstances. I would love to see characters from Ryan‘s Hope, or Loving, or Edge of Night.

JeffyJC
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JeffyJC

Edge of night is owned by Proctor and Gamble so they cannot be used. It makes sense Luke and Holly had to go to an abandoned house somewhere looking for Jerry, at least it is a house that has some history to some.

Shay
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Shay

Tooooo baaaaad….I REALLY loved “Preacher” from EON!!!!! Followed his career to other soaps, then primetime. I believe he has since left the acting business…..

Ryan
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Ryan

Just want the mystery person to be someone other than Jerry. We already know he is involved so it would be a letdown. All n all, this storyline has gelled very quickly and is so much fun.

Libby
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Libby

brilliant… so many alumni that are familar faces to GH, AMC. Would love to see ABC forfeit one of their talk shows and initiate a re-boot of the Agnes Nixon-Douglas Marland soap. We can dream. It would be a positve to have a show with characters still wholely owned by ABC. To be able to leverage the lessons learned from the PP licensing fiasco that has left this fan exhausted and ready for Monday, Aug 19 and then to move onward- would be a blessing to cast, crew and fans, imo. A quasi- pilot could be culled from GH. THink… Read more »

DopeySoapFan
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DopeySoapFan

Honestly, some actors really personify their characters, and Robin is one of them. Jason is another. But, their legacies have lasted in almost every major storyline without being seen in forever. I am not opposed to a Robin or Jason recast, at this point, so long as the actors chosen do the character justice. I never thought I would warm up to another Carly after Sarah Brown left, but I thought Tamara Braun did an outstanding job. I was not a fan of the third Carly, Jennifer Bransford, but I love Laura Wright. If Carly can have four faces, Robin… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

I bet this will be another bait and switch….they’re making the audience believe they’re closer to finding Robin, only for this to lead to nowhere. Then whenever they do really and truly get a commitment from KMc and Robin returns for more than a pop in, they’ll reveal how and why all this is so important to the “mystery” of Robin being held captive. I won’t be fooled into thinking any of this means anything today, when really it’ll be put on the backburner and kept there until G-d knows when while fans speculate and beg them to give more… Read more »

udhoop
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udhoop

I’m okay with the nod to Loving but I sure hope I don’t see any of their characters on my screen before I see my Robert Scorpio alive and saving Robin with Anna & Sean!

gloria
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gloria

You said it. Robert cannot get home fast enough for me! I LOVE him, have since his very first episode of GH. He will save the day!

Rick
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Rick

Brilliant!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I loved LOVING. Admittedly though, I loved it a lot more at the start when Patricia Kalember, Susan Walters, and friggin’ awesome Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) were on and the Vochek family was very much on the front burner as were the Aldens. I am afraid the series did lose steam and interwest for me, but I never wandered too far away. I thought the way the series was allowed to end with the serial killer storyline was a smart one. I even moved along with the survivors to THE CITY, vut that never really gelled. To have this surprise… Read more »

carla
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carla

Gh has won me back. I stopped watching during the franco episodes.I watched loving and the city so i was on cloud nine.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am with you on the Franco episodes, particularly the James Franco era. I think Roger Howarth will redeem the character and we will forget the craziness Franco wrought. When LOVING began in 1983, I was so intoit and loved the class struggles between the Aldens and Vocheks. I sense alot of that was Douglas Marland’s work and he left the show and with him, apparently that foundation. Still, Agnes Nixon did give us a serial with class and smarts. I miss it and RYAN’S HOPE. they seemed — for the most part — based more in real life and… Read more »

Avatar610
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Avatar610

I’m convinced that when is all said and done, Robin will not be the ONLY P.C. resident held hostage by Jerry Jacks and Co. Get ready for the return of Alan Quartermaine! Nice “Loving” tribute, though.

Paul
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Paul

I agree. Dr O has more than just Robin in Corinth. Can’t wait to see who. I hope Heather Webber somehow plays into it.

Rodd
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Rodd

I LOVED IT!!! I have always thought that there should be more references to other soap-towns to create a synergy amongst the network soaps. Now that GH is the only one on ABS, doing so doesn’t create that synergy, but it does give that warm shout-out to fans of the old shows. I think it’s really wise to use history, even if it isn’t from the same show. Most soap fans have watched more than one show over their lifetime; most of those soaps are gone. When someone on a current show mentions Bay City, Springfield, or Oakdale, it brings… Read more »

Tori
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Tori

I loved the twist by having Loving’s major storyline mention as well as the town because I was a fan of the show and sad when it was canceled. Frank and Ron are doing a great job and I love that they have respect for Daytime dramas that once aired on ABC. I would love it if they can work in somekind of easter eggs about other shows, like Edge of Night.

DakotaCelt
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DakotaCelt

I agree, it would be nice to see a reference to Ryan’s Hope and Edge of Night.

Now it would be really interesting if Alex Masters should turn up.

The character appeared on Loving, The City and a cross-over storyline with OLTL

Trudy
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Trudy

Some of it is good, but too much junk is being put in. I’m still waiting for the supposed great year, right now it’s just flat.

Brenda
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Brenda

Amen to that Trudy.

Samantha
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Samantha

Simply clever! Love the twists and how excited to see what is on the other side of the door. Keep showing all our fav vets mixed in with the newer characters – keep a bit of the old and the new! Loved that Sonny was no where to be seen 🙂

Shay
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Shay

Agreed! Anytime we are spared “The Three Faces of Sonny C Saga” it is a great day. Ever notice, there is but a trio of emotions MB possesses? There’s “Sunny Sonny,” where he’s all smiles and dimples, “Sulky Sonny,” where he’s got the stony, silent glowering thing going (default setting) and then (watch out!) there’s the “Simmering Over Sonny,” when he explodes in this “off-his-meds” madness!!!! Just way tooooo predictable after these oh so many years…..

Samantha
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Samantha

LOVE your characterization of the few faces of Sonny! But lets we forget there is also the – Supreme Sonny! You remember him, the one where he can do no wrong but everyone in town can do no right? Talk about no moral compass or compassion or really anything beyond I am right and if you do not agree, well, here is my gun, let’s see what happens.

Shay
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Shay

“Well, here is my gun, let’s see what happens…” Priceless, and oh so true!!!! You nailed it….have a feeling that one is going to be the prevailing “Face of Sonny” very soon….

Samantha
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Samantha

I believe there were at least three instances of it last week alone……I feel this should be a trend soon, how may times per week sonny “threatens” with his gun – because we all know, that is the only power he truly has, he knows how to use a gun!

Shay
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Shay

I will defer to you on that matter, Samantha….quite frankly, I pretty much zone out whenever Sonny is on these days, my eyes glaze over and I temporarily depart from my usual rapt attention…due to MB’s boring and predictable portrayal.

Christy
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Christy

I never watched those other two shows, so I didn’t get any reference, but I’m sure that those who did watch them got a kick out of the references.

but I’m enjoying GH! I was watching it yesterday wishing it would go on for hours! 🙂

heidi
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heidi

I agree!!! I wish it were at least 2 hrs!

Joel
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Joel

Seeing pics of Gwyneth, Cabot and Trisha was priceless! Christine Tudor was dynamite.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Right on, Joel!!!

Patricia penn
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Patricia penn

I agree please bring back Gwyneth Alden AKA Christine Tudor she is great!!!

Paul
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Paul

Fantastic twist. Since they can’t use Llanview or Pine Valley; glad to see Corinth.

DakotaCelt
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DakotaCelt

Glad but surprised as Loving was also an Agnes Nixon creation.

Shay
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Shay

Perhaps a very thinly-veiled swipe at “Prospect Park??????”

heidi
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heidi

Another great episode!!! I didn’t watch Loving or the City but knew a little about them. I think it’s great that they are using crossover type references. Could this mystery person just be so evil that they had to borrow from another show? Could the connection that ties all of our known villians just be that this is someone that all of the villians go to get their poisons from? Is this person someone who creates and tests poisons and genetic mishaps on villians and their nemesis’s? I thought it had to be a Cassadine or a Jerome… but now… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Can someone sorry I do not get it what is the point of Emma Sams/Holly. TG needs to retire the man is 66 and he is way long in the tooth for these silly escapades. I saw 10 minutes of the show today and turned it off I was embarrassed from Richard Simmons and Lucy Coe’s stupid overacting.

Shay
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Shay

Here, here on your comment regarding the walking embarrassment called “Richard Simmons.” That tragic ensemble he sported made my eyes hurt, but not as much as my ears did from his shrieking diatribe….now that all has been forgiven, may we please dispense with any further return appearances from that deluded nutcase? His ill-timed antics completely put a damper on the occasion, as did Lucy’s usual attention-grabbing behavior…..their little brouhaha made such a mockery of the event, which was already pathetic enough, given it was a bargain basement bar wedding. That being said, the flowers were gorgeous, as was Maxie’s dress… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

I cannot for the life of me, figure out why Richard Simmons should EVER be back on this show. I mean, someone explain it to me! Lucy gets on the very last nerve I have (although her haircut looks great) Maxie’s hair was hideous at the wedding-otherwise (without Richard) the wedding was fine. Dr. O is crazily awesome & Anna, well, what can I say? She is just IT. Love her. As for Tony Geary being too old, NO. He is NOT. He still has it in spades. Will love him forever & Holly is totally a part of things… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Gloria….It was one thing to have RS on as a part of the 50th Anniversary….he is a memorable legacy character, so I was not opposed to his appearance, per se. However, anyone who recalls him from GH back in the day would describe him as sweet, caring, a tad eccentric, but basically a very nice person. Problem is the demented, campy loon that he returned as this year bears no resemblance to his role of yesteryear. It’s more like the real life RS who has repeatedly shown up on the David Letterman Show displaying increasingly bizarre antics, not to mention… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

That’s a shame that you turned off the show, k/kay, because Richard Simmons was a very minor background player to what was an otherwise tremendous Friday cliff hanger episode. Personally, I don’t care for Richard on the show either, but I understand what they were trying to do. A little light-hearted comedy to balance out all of the drama. As for Tony Geary, sure he’s getting older, but aren’t we all? He’s still awesome in my book, and I love seeing him do the adventure/mystery type of storylines. He’s a GH institution and I hope he’s around as long as… Read more »

BETH
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BETH

It was all lost on me. Didn’t watch Loving or The City. So all of this is new to me. Could be interesting to see where the storyline would/could go.

teresa
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teresa

Love It, I Loved Loving!

Lynne
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Lynne

I keep thinking is it possible somehow britt is Anna’s daughter

Phil
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Phil

I think it was clever! I liked the nod at Living/The City… I think they ought to bring in some of those characters if only for an arc! Perhaps this could lead to a rebirth of Loving online????

Blake
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Blake

That’s really cool that they did that for Loving/The City!

I got into the show when that story was happening and when they changed to The City, I thought that was bold and really cool.

susan M.
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susan M.

Lucy’s hair is shorter! I liked her hair longer..That’s my opinion.. She has gorgeous hair! Thick!

susan M.
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susan M.

GH is SMOKIN HOT!!!!!! Who is locked in that room when Luke opened the door? Could it be Robin or someone else??? We will all have to tune in on Mon. to find out! So suspenseful!!!!!!!!

Roger
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Roger

I really got excited when holly mentioned being in some small town in Pennsylvania. I knew exactly what was coming next. The set doesn’t compare to the original Alden living room. That was perhaps one of the most beautiful best constructed sets ever made for a daytime drama. I think the scene designer won many Emmys for his work. I could see how GH was trying to imitate it, and I understand that budget is always an issue these days, but I was distracted during these scenes because this faux Alden living room sucked compared to the one from Loving.… Read more »

JOYCE
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JOYCE

WELL I think its is faision, or it might be ROBIN, OR JERRY JACKS. BE hind that door.OR THIS MIGHT JUST BE AWAY THAT , THE WRITER ARE TRYING TO BRING JASON BACK IN THE PICTURE. FASION might have pull him out of the water thats why they have notfound his body.

Jared
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Jared

It was a fun week on GH. Frank & Ron obviously respect and love the soaps and enjoy throwing in some nods to daytime’s history. There’s also enough comedy to counterbalance the drama. They take the show seriously but at the same time aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves. It’s all about the entertainment, folks. Y&R show runners could use some advice from these two men. Some random thoughts about GH: 1) I’m sad that Connie’s going, and I’m sad that Sonny is still on the show. No offense to Mr. Benard, but that character has been played out.… Read more »

Patricia penn
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Patricia penn

I hope it is Christine Tudor as Gwenyth Alden!

Michele
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Michele

Me too! She is the best actress to ever be on day time TV and her fans want her back! Make it happen GH

Samantha
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Samantha

I agree – So over the Sonny issues and glad Frank and Ron realize that the show other people on it, some terrifically amazing actors and deep wonderful characters that need to be explored further, that need to be embraced fully and shown much more often! I am curious of about Sam and Silas, I like the changes in him so far, mostly due to him and Rafe. Kiki I feel they are trying to force a Michael/Kiki pairing and as much as the chemistry is there, the S/L is lame so far. Franco – I like how Carly can… Read more »

Garrett D.
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Garrett D.

I didn’t watch Loving/The City when they were on but have watched clips and episodes on youtube. I can’t wait for Monday or whenever we get to see what’s behind the door Luke opened.

Patricia penn
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Patricia penn

I hope it is Christine Newman as Gwenyth Alden

DakotaCelt
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DakotaCelt

The thing that would tie this all into a nice and tidy package is to have Alex Masters (Randolph Mantooth) turn up. He was aware of Tracey Quartermaine’s activities on the City.

Sheer brilliance….

Shay
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Shay

Or Jonathan Matalaine, aka “The Devil!” Remember that storyline with John O’Hurley???? Would explain a lot with all these nefarious members of this mysterious league of evil…Maybe even Roger Howarth as yet another character…he played “Kent Masters” on the show. Does anyone remember him?????

I'mSmartYou'reNot
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I'mSmartYou'reNot

I am not watching GH any more, but I watched Loving/The City and it’s very cute that they did this. I think it could be very exciting to tie in Loving somehow. I’d definitely tune back in. I tried to give GH a shot but after the Nurse’s Ball I lost interest. If they use the vets more, I’d reconsider.

KM
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KM

LOL. I didn’t watch Loving or The City so I had NO idea what they were talking about until someone on another board explained it to me. I don’t know if these nods to never especially popular and eventually cancelled soaps is such a great idea. From other responses here it was obviously appreciated by some who watched but for others like me who didn’t can be a little off putting. Instead of actually telling me a coherent story I feel like I must have missed an episode…or a hew hundred. So who (or what) is in the basement? Caleb… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

It would be wonderful to see more of Loving in any fashion. It was such an underrated show . God knows I need a reason to into this show has it is

Dan
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Dan

I loved it! I thought the entire week of GH was fantastic. When Luke opened the door and went into the secret passage way, and the show ended without us finding out what was in there, I was disappointed. But in a good way, lol. As in I can’t wait to watch on Monday and find out what happens next. What a great cliff hanger! From the return of Sean Donely after all these years, to the hilarious Tuesday episode with the karaoke, complete with Dr. Obrecht singing, and Mac and Kevin bringing back Norma and Eve, to all the… Read more »

Darnell
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Darnell

Sensational!!!!! This could be a huge story line that could tell the tale of all tales. If they are smart, they could use Corinth as the town Obrecht and Faison used to experiment and test their dangerous plan. They can use the Alden’s as a family who had ties to Faison. I would love to see any alive characters pop up. Is Gwyneth still alive? She would make an awesome addition to GH if her family ties are traced to PC. Remember, she married into the Alden’s.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I agree with you, totally Darnell. I think Gwyneth is alive. We never saw a dead body. It would be the best if Christine L. Tudor came back and reprised the role of Gwyneth Alden!!

Samantha
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Samantha

Fanstic idea!!!!!

General Hospital

The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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Michael Easton and Rebecca Budig’s Short Film “About a Girl” Receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Honor

While you loved them together on-screen on General Hospital as Hayden and Finn, off-screen. Rebecca Budig and Michael Easton came together for a stirring collaboration that just won them accolades at this year’s Best Shorts competition.

Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.  This film festival receives thousands of submissions from around the world.

About a Girl is directed by Easton while Budig wrote and starred in the short film. lt was honored with the Outstanding Achievement award, which is one of the top two most prestigious given out in the competition.

The story features Budig as a woman struggling with post-partum depression.  The festival said in a review of About A Girl:Deft direction, beautiful craft, achingly authentic performance by Budig.”

Rebecca shared on Twitter after receiving the accolade: “I am so humbled and honored to be included and awarded by @bestshortsand thank everyone involved.”

Two of Easton’s former OLTL co-stars, who have appeared his other short films, Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd later Victor Lord Jr.) and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri) also appear in About a Girl.

Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca on their winning short  film! Share your kudos via the comment below.

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