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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Peter’s On Ice, But Is He “Dead” Dead?

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Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital provided more to the back-story of what Finn (Michael Easton) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) did with Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) body after Finn tussled with the guy and Peter fell down the stairwell and hitting his head on the wall, to his supposed death.

In story, Liz became worried when thinking back to how she suggested to Finn – and that they carried out –  putting Peter’s body in a freezer in the sub-basement of the hospital.

As she recalls their plot (to keep Peter’s body from being discovered until they have time to move him permanently), Anna  (Finola Hughes) is on the move of the hospital and uncovers a hidden service elevator that might just take her to the sub-basement, where she could discover Peter’s lifeless body.

But hold the phone! While we know it was revealed that Wes Ramsey departed GH, could it be that Anna could discover the freezer with no sign of Peter in it? Do you really think his reign of terror is over given that he is Cesar Faison’s bio-son?

Share your thoughts: Do you think Peter is really dead, or will the character come back to haunt everyone and try to get revenge on all who tried to stand in his way of Maxie and his child? Comment below.

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Jimmy
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I feel like the writers really botched the opportunity for a great whodunit story involving Peter’s death. There were so many possible suspects it could have been – Maxie, Finn, Liz, Scott, Mac, Felicia, Valentin, Anna, Obrecht, Cameron, a very much alive Drew or Franco, etc. The list would have been endless, and it would have made for great drama. I wish they had capitalized on it instead of having Finn and Liz as co-conspirators in Peter’s demise. After months of his murderous and tormenting behaviour, it felt very anti-climactic for him to fall down a flight of stairs and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

They needed a reason for Finn and Liz to have scenes since they are a future couple.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Timmy
It’s been a while—so happy to “see” you here…
I agree with you about Finn and Liz. That caress spoke volumes.
If true—we shall see how they mesh—better than watching Anna with Finn—it hurt my eyes going through their scenes together.
I liked him with Hayden–albeit, I’m not into characters sleeping with exes’ siblings. Yuck!!
Nonetheless, the best pairing for Michael Easton was with Melissa Archer, OLTL.
Ciao, babe

Timmm
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Timmm

Celia, so happy to know you are alive! Hope all is well. Yeah, Finn and Anna were a train wreck! Maybe him and Liz will have a go. Matter of fact, you mentioning Hayden triggered a story line that I could see happening down the road. Liz and Finny are knee deep in love and guess who comes home to reclaim her man, Hayden! Sorry babe!

Celia
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Celia

LOL—-very well put, Timmy—yeah, I’m still around!! Imagine that! Poor Liz; she’s been through so much and wouldn’t it be so typical for these writers to have an ex return and cause havoc —- Speaking of havoc—my, oh my—Chase and Willow married ( I am loving this), with puppy-eyed Michael lurking in the proverbial shadows, hungrily wishing for some crumbs. Serves him right. If Chase and Willow do end up in bed, she will probably get pregnant. Right?! Same old, same old. Who’ the Daddy? Miraculously, after all that trauma, Chase will sprint from his hospital bed into Willow’s. I… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Hi Jimmy !!
That is 100% — a whodunit!
I just mentioned that, also..
There could be some suspenseful stories -only- if Peter is alive.
I do not believe Peter is dead, nope..
Because the writers can’t be that braindead ((can they lol)

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Think about how great the story could have been if it were a whodunit murder! And the culprit? Heather Webber! She would have had the perfect motivation since Peter murdered the son she loved so much. Her connection with Franco was twisted, and it would have been an unexpected twist. Missed opportunity, IMO.

Celia
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Celia

I’m starting to believe you, SusieQ. Do you want Peter to be alive? I am not sure, at this point, if he is or not.
I would think that, in order to appease Finn’s and Liz’s conscience, TPTB may keep Peter alive until he dies by someone else’s hand or by other means. He really doesn’t add anything to the show. As Timmm said, he’s a wimp and a coward.
Plus, when a story keeps going in circles, the viewer loses interest.

Trina Gaines Churchill
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Trina Gaines Churchill

I’m just thankful two bad boys are gone.

Satan
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Satan

Heiny’s in Hell. We’re working on getting tighter security down here, so we don’t have escapes like we have in the past.

Seriously though…. how does that (not so) secret Cassidine basement lab still exist, and who in Hell’s name left a working freezer down there??

Anne
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Anne

Could you arrange for Helena Cassadine to make Heiny’s life in Hell miserable?

Su000
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Su000

hey Satan-
There was no frost in the freezer and doubt there would be electricity in a sealed-off place.
Let Peter go!! he has a lot of excitement yet to be delivered!
Peter needs to face off with Valentin over his baby- Anna has to, eventually, kill him. Peter and Dr O need to plot his death. Much more to come-
It could be; A Who Killed Peter !?- A Whodunit!
Let Peter go I desperately need a dark bad guy to keep things interesting!

Satan
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Satan

With Cyrus the Virus running the hospital for the last several months, it’s entirely possible that he found out about the basement lab and was using it as part of his drug operation. Not even Walter White would have had such a sophisticated drug lab! Of course they sure cleaned up all traces of their activity if that were the case. No equipment of any kind, except for that freezer. And it’s a commercial food freezer, for Hell’s sake! Not even the cryogenic freeze chamber stuff that Helena had built in. Maybe Cyrus kept it stashed with frozen food, so… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
I know how much you like Luke, but so did Helena. Is there any way she and Luke might have done the deed which produced Valentin? lol. Is Luke even old enough to be his bio dad?

Satan
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Satan

Luke is technically old enough to be Val’s father…. but in the context of the years that he’s known Helena, that wouldn’t be old enough. Teenage Luke was hanging out in whorehouses somewhere in Florida, not anywhere near Greece or the Cassadines. There’s no evidence that Luke & Helena ever met before she turned up to curse his wedding to Laura (in the form of Elizabeth Taylor)

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan,
Thanks for the update. Was not watching during that time. I’ve been feeling sorry for poor Val lately .So in love with that baby, but hopefully they find out the truth before Charlotte gets her hands on Papa’s new baby.

Harry
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Harry

If Wes Ramsey is still with Laura Wright then you can bet your bottom dollar that Peter is not dead.

George
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George

IKR. That’s one way of gauging if Wes Ramsey has really been let go or not. Laura Wright would probably be on Twitter tweeting out her resume to the other three soaps if they had truly let Ramsey go. She’s not. She’s happy as the bees knees which leads me to believe that not only is he still on contract but he’s coming back to the show very soon.

Unfortunately.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry
You seem to be right again. I just read a quote from him saying he’ll be back as “Mr. Peter or another character.” I can’t believe this, I thought we finally got rid of him.

Anne
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Anne

Absolutely no sympathy for Peter on my part. Good riddance. Hope he enjoys the new and special version of Hell.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You got it, Anne. After all, he tortured us for three years! No sad songs from me.

Broan
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Broan

Well… isn’t that where the bodies are frozen and held awaiting shipment to Cassadine Island ??!!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Oh, I hope so! Bring back Nell! Now that girl was a hoot! Then Nina could learn the truth about her precious daughter.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m with you here, Lew. Nelle is a “fun” villain the way Peter (or Y&R’s Sally) just isn’t. Maybe Cryogenics will bring Peter back? But I can’t imagine Petey Puke being any colder than he was already! Anyhow, I LIKE Elizabeth’s dark side here.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Hi Soaphound!: I hope Sally on Y&R is a short-term character. Loved her on B&B before she went nuts, but I don’t see her purpose. Everyone knows she’s a manipulating winch.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Lew S
Not finding anywhere else to post things for Y&R, I just have to speak of another manipulating bitch, Tara. I knew she would be bad news from the start but with Sally’s help, she’s outdone herself with all her threats to Summer. For once I want to tell her to run to her grandfather. Victor will take care of Tara in nothing flat.I am not a big fan of his, but I know this is something he could fix.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, I had the same thought except I envisioned Phyllis going to Victor and saying, “The one thing we have in common is loving Summer. Let’s wipe this Tara witch off the face of Genoa City.” Or some such Phyllis-ism. Tara is beyond contempt and Sally’s role in this needs exposure, especially to suddenly clueless Lauren.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
Love your idea too and speaking of Lauren, I wouldn’t want to be Tara or Sally when she finds out what they’ve been up to. She’ll take no prisoners. She can be a hellcat when prodded. She was not to gentle with Chelsea years ago when she screwed her over.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

That’s my thought! Victor would snap her like a twig and send Sally running back to LA!

Celia
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Celia

Ahhhh–Y&R—-Sally should disappear and take Michael Quartermaine with her. And that other nonentity Tara? I pegged her phony innocent act from day one, and said so. She seduced Kyle who happened to be on the rebound. Are we sure Harrison is really his? It’s a soap—-every citizen of Anytown USA seems to have access to THE infamous lab!! What is the point? How many times can Summer and Kyle break up? As far as Peter—-Yuck—had enough of him. Even the name doesn’t suit him—Peter: from the Roman-Latin/Italian word, rock!! Then, there’s Nina—-why? This sort of double life she’s is neither… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, Celia, this Nina story is a bore, a chore, and a snore. WHO thinks this will end well for anyone, least of all the beleaguered viewers? Painting “Mike” as a wandering heartthrob is laughable… James Dean he ain’t. And I have zero sympathy for bed-hopping Michael. His treatment of the loyal, loving Chase is betrayal of the WORST kind. And Y&R’s Sally and Tara are even more contemptible. No redeeming qualities in either character. They need to clean house over there.

Celia
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Celia

Soaphound, not only is Sonny a hunky hearthrob, but he is also a hero. He saved not only the little town of Nixon Falls from lowlife-thieves ( so fitting, “Nixon falls” and then some) but also all its citizens of two. Business picked up so much, we have seen nary a soul in that fine establishment. And, Nina loves it there. Gimme a break. So unrealistic–I’d die!! Nonetheless, the crux of the matter? Can’t-live-without-you, Sonny—They should play Harry Nilsson’s version of ‘Without You”, right about now. All Hail to Mike/Sonny. This is so stupid. Is this the end of Nina?… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

The way the decks are being cleared of all things “villainy” at the moment, plus the inevitable fallout of Sonny returning to Port Charles & Nina facing the fallout of keeping Sonny’s whereabouts from his family for several months, it all sets the stage for a Nelle return. Presumably she must have washed up down river, just like Sonny did. Only in some other town that’s NOT “Nixon Falls”.

David Gamertsfelder
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David Gamertsfelder

I do not want to post.

Michaela
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Michaela

I wish CBS would reboot Guiding Light. Bring WR back as Sam but have him be a villain this time. WR does a villain so well. I don’t think Peter’s dead dead. Maxie will never be free from him.

Su000
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Su000

Peter is Not dead..
The writers would never write Liz or Finn as bad bad bad criminal people.
Peter’s story has not ended..
He will face off with Valentin in his baby story.
Peter is going on into other stories- until Anna kills him/self-defense..
There is more of Peter to come.
I like the character so I’m fine with it.
Long live Peter!

Timmm
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Timmm

Oh SuOOO, you always take the other side just to piss people off BUT its good to see you post. Short live Peter!

Su000
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Su000

Hi Timmm 🙂
Good to hear from you.
aaawww- sorry I pissed you off with my right-on opinions LOL 🙂
The only side I’m on is mine..
Which other side would I be on?
0ooh I like Peter, that must be it.
Peter is a great character he starts fires and keeps my attention.
I hope the writers haven’t actually killed him off 🙁
Peter is not as good/great as his daddy, but he’s working it.
Nothing better for any soap than a dark nasty character to get peoples blood pressure up 🙂
ahhh what total bore without them—-

Celia
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Celia

You may be right, SusieQ—-Peter may not be dead; even under ice—Peter must have a superhuman ability to play dead? The only discrepancy in this teory is the fact that Lizzie is a nurse, and Finn a doctor. Peter had no pulse. It’s a soap. Anything is possible. However—so glad not to see that face for the time being. Your adoration of Peter is a little unnerving, but I get it. I like Cyrus—for different reasons. I find Peter’s fake, scary look both irritating and ridiculous— ain’t working for me. As far as Finn and Liz regarded as criminals? Nah—self… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Hi Celia 🙂 I get a big kick outta Peter lol I have chuckled and even had a laugh or two over his face/eyes expressions! lol_________________ He comes off as the eerie old B&W horror movies villain, at times. That’s when I have a laugh. He entertains me ahaa! I’m hopeful Peter will return.________________ Finn and Liz committed a crime by hiding a dead body- not reporting it- but yeh there will be no mention of that fact. __________________ 0ooh horror! that Cameron guy is going to play Drew — issh- I do not like him. And then that will… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Sometimes Peter’s eye expressions remind me of
the eyes of Bela Lugosi !!
ahaa haa!

Timmm
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Timmm

SuOOO, I dont like Cameron at all. I didnt hear who he was going to play but, playing Drew, horrible choice! He is too old! I think Cameron will either be a Q or a Hardy?

Su000
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Su000

hi Timmm–
Cameron will be Drew–
I will bet you a cyber Dairy Queen x-large cone with sprinkles!!
that he will be Drew!!
and–
he will be an awful Drew- totally a UUGGGEE casting mistake.

Satan
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Satan

Where are you getting this from? Any confirmation that he’s going to be a Drew recast?? I’ve only seen that on a certain message board where 99.9% of the “spoilers” turn out to be fan fiction. And even they didn’t come out and say he was a Drew recast… only vaguely implied it. I certainly hope he’s not. Drew’s supposed to be Jason’s twin brother. We can suspend reality that he doesn’t have the same face, because of the convenient “accident” of Ava Jerome running over his face in a stolen SUV, just when he was thawed out from being… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Hi Satan–
Cameron being Drew is just my opinion, the way I see it.
Sam is unless/not needed without a man..
So, bringing Drew back will save the Sam character.
My way of thinking Drew is mostly to do with Sam.
I do not, never have, liked Sam and would be more than happy to have her off my screen but Drew is meant to save Sam–
time will tell if I’m right…
And–
the Cameron guy will be horrible as Drew, totally horrible.
But– I could be wrong- hopefully 🙂

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
Check the search at the very top of Michael’s front page, putting in Cameron Mathison and there are three items with his thanks to GH for the opportunity.

Violet Lemn
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Violet Lemn

This note to Satan was wrong. My apologies. It wasn’t here I read about C M, but another site, I can’t find again.

Satan
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Satan

I did see some vague reference to CM being told to grow a beard before he started filming. Though I can’t remember where I read that either. I could see where that might be interpreted as an implication of a Drew recast, as beards on soap characters usually seem to only happen when somebody’s being held prisoner somewhere and not allowed anywhere near a razor, because they could be used as a weapon, or a tool to slice up your bedsheets and braid them into a rope to climb out a window (or whatever) Since we know Whiny Heiny arranged… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

You had me at Dairy Queen!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
I mentioned on another site about Cameron Mathison playing Drew. He’s a nice guy, but Drew he ain’t and never will be. First we get old Franco playing Johnny Appleseed or what ever and now Mr.Smily Face as Drew, I can’t stand it!

Su000
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Su000

Hi Violet 🙂 We need the original Drew back- Billy was treated so awfully bad I doubt he will ever return. A shame what was done to Billy. We will soon see who Camron will be- I say he is the new Drew, and if I’m correct that will be a tragic recast. 0oooh and– I do like Roger in his new character– he brings a smile and his humor is awesome. I envision Rogers’s new character as a winner.. Roger’s new character has just begun and I see Roger owning it .. Anna and Sam are turning my stomach–… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
I agree with you about Drew and I’am liking this new Austin, except for his hair. I think Anna and Finn are a thing of the past, he’s already smitten with Liz. I hope Jason and Britt can be a couple, if only Carly can keep her clutches off of Jason. It will hopefully help when Sonny returns, if and when he gets his memories back and his mind off of Nina. I don’t know if he can handle two blondes at once.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You know, Violet, they must really think Port Charles denizens are complete fools. Spinelli can deduce that Jason and Carly are only marrying for business reasons, but Jax, Michael, Joss, and dim-Sam can’t? Britt is a favorite of mine; I think Jason is blowing it big time, rescuing the Shoe Clumper once again. Maybe Austin and Britt? Or Chase? I’d also like Lucas back and Brad, too. He and Britt are really fun together.

Satan
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Satan

Actually, Michael figured it out pretty much instantly, and let his mom & uncle know that he was OK with the strategy. I don’t know why Jason chose to leave Sam in the dark. She obviously knows enough about the “family business” to understand how this works. Joss has been pretty well shielded from the inner workings of the mob so far, but she’s over 18 now, and a smart girl, so I think she could have handled the truth. Probably they left her out of it, because they thought she might have told her father. And Jax is always… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I think the main problem with Peter is the same problem with Nick on Y&R. Nick cannot hold a candle to Victor and Peter cannot hold a candle to Cesar. Cesar was evil scary. Peter is a wimp!

Su000
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Su000

Hi Timmm-
Ahh Peters facial (Villian) expressions are gold in the laugh department!!
I get a chuckle and laugh at his evil eyes ahaa!
Gotta take Peter for what the bad guy gives me- a laugh..
Peter entertains me lol..

Librra
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Librra

Pete’s character is boring. He has done too many bad things and caused too much pain. If they do bring him Back, it should be with him going to jail. Chase and willow deserve each other and make a good couple. Michael does need a good woman as he has had a lot of bad relationships. Feel bad for the guy. Carley wants to control Jason’s life and I want Sonny to return sooner than later. Awaiting the fallout for Nina to get what she deserves.

Celia
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Celia

I agree—my only regret is Nina’s state of mind. She had beome a loving, trusting character, yet the PTB have regressed as far as the character is concerned. Pity!! When she first saw Sonny at Nixon Falls, she did try to tell Carly, but that insufferable witch started mouthing off—-I think this compelled Nina to stick it to Carly—-never her favorite person. However, what started as a supposed spiteful issue turned into true affection for Sonny/Mike. She shold correct that wrong——not a scrupulous thing to do. Can’t wait to see how this all unfolds. I have never liked Michael—-he is… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, I’m loving you even more today! Michael is a dweeb with a big bank account and badly in need of shampoo. What is Willow DOING? Is she so wrapped up in the Wiley-itis that has struck the entire city? I’m surprised Cyrus’s henchmen aren’t wandering around asking if Wiley is safe and happy! Even the royal princes never got this much attention. Meanwhile, when I saw Chase in that poolside lounge on Thursday, I went weak in the knees…while sitting down. The smile, the eyes, the hair, the sweet disposition…Willow needs her head examined. I also feel bad for… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

HaHa—-I never really noticed Michael’s hair, except that it’s longer. No point, Soaphound —-he has neither the lupine characteristics of ‘love ’em and leave ’em” Don Giovanni, nor the inadvertent exudation of sex appeal regaled to only Chase. He is so beautiful, he doesn’t even know it. Weeping Willow must be blind—-looks do not the person make, right? — we should not be so superficial—OK. LOL. There’s this little imp inside me that wants Chase to meet the love of his life, leaving Willow in the dust. And, alas!!—-Willow realizes what a fool she has been by choosing a toad… Read more »

Librra
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Librra

I agree. Do you think Maxie will leave Port Charles? Brook – Lynn is really rocking her role and socking it to Valentin. However, I think that it is going to turn out very bad for her and her family when Valentin finds out. I really like Jason and Brit together. Brit has that Edge to her that makes her understand Jason and vis a vis. Sam has dump Jason too many times and always tries to play the victim. Jason, OMG, he deserves a day time award. He is just FABULOUS. LOL. It is Time to bring sonny back… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

If Maxie leaves, I would think it will be on a temporary basis—–Maxie is a major character at this juncture—–it’s Sam who is one character too many, just sparring her nonsense with Dante. Are Maxie and Spinelli becoming an item for the second time? ( or is it the third?). As far as Brook Lynn—she’s proving her stuff— Her return was perfectly orchestrated by TPTB—-what a coincidence! Her appearance indirectly killed two birds with one stone. Pardon the pun ( Peter and the fake nurse). Not only did she pull the wool over Valentin’s eyes ( and the rest of… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

I’ll believe Ramsey is gone when he is removed from the Friday cast credits. All that’s been confirmed is that Peter is dead.

Please don’t pull a Easton/Howarth move and bring him back as another character.

With Peter still being considered alive (except by Finn and Elizabeth) the Maxie/BLQ storyline can progress. Anna can go an extended search (allowing for Finola’s traditional months-long summer break).

Timmm
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Timmm

They will keep him around and he will appear like his daddy did for years to come! The only problem is Wes cannot hold a candle to Anders!

Celia
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Celia

Too good to be true for Peter to be dead–at this point it’s anyone’s guess. Who knows what the mercurial writers will do from one day to the next. However, I must commend them on Chase’s supposed dying scene. Whether he lives or dies, I was moved to tears —-We’ve all expeienced a scene such as this, so close to home—family members gathered around. It was so real—the acting was exceptional,, as well; especially Josh—and, the make-up people did an awesome job—Chase certainly did resemble someone who is very close to taking his last breath—- I hope that’s not the… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, you read my mind AGAIN. I was a pile of water when Chase said goodbye to little Violet. I hoped this story would show Josh as more than just an incredibly pretty face and he really delivered. So touching. As for Peter, I’ll be grateful for even just a break from seeing him. The one who’s really on my nerves is Dante. I swear, a garden gnome has better policing instincts!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
Hi, I really got a laugh out of Austin and Dante , but whoever cut/chopped Austin’s hair must hate him!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I think I have the answer to the hair issue, Violet. Poor Roger must have gone to a local beauty parlor where trainees can practice on customers in exchange for a free cut. But, this looks like the trainee was blindfolded as well as inexperienced. Ugh! It really stands out since Chase’s hair has grown in the hospital and makes him even more gorgeous.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
You are too funny, but glad we can laugh at poor Roger’s expense. Next I’ll be waiting for him to appear in a little green suit like they wear in the Alps.
Seriously though I can’t wait to see what his interest is in the Q’s board meeting that he was reading about.

Celia
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Celia

What can I say, Soaphound—-great minds think alike? LOL. Even in sickness, Chase is gorgeous—that face looks like it was chiseled by the master-painter himself, il Signor Michelangelo!! Never mind David!! —albeit I’d love to see a facsimile of Chase in Times Square instead of la Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy. Seiously, Soaphound—-Josh’s performance brought out every single tormented fiber of my being in which I had not experienced in a very long time ( the passing of my baby), albeit I expected so much more emotional “outbreak” from his “mother”. Thus, for me, it means only one thing—-in his… Read more »

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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