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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

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This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Matt
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Matt

Curious how is G H able to do some many up close scenes with actors?

Timmm
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Timmm

They must have a really good testing protocol. Over at Y&R the actors are TEN feet apart and look deathly afraid of each other! And remember at Y&R, they have had actors with Covid. So, not everything you do will always keep you from getting the virus. Just be sensible!

Kay
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Kay

Maybe they are listening to physicians about the virus not mad scientists or politicians or the media who basically don’t give a flip about you or your loved ones trust no one that has something to gain at your expense.

Timmm
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Timmm

Kay, no need to get political. There is enough hate in this world. I was replying to a comment about a thought Matt had that I also had. IF you watch both shows, Y&R looks odd compared to GH. I’m sure GH has a safe protocol, obviously way different than Y&R. I dont need people French kissing or a bar fight BUT when someone dies or is badly hurt, you need to give that person a hug to reassure them. It is ODD to see the actors on Y&R stay 10 feet apart when Deena had just died and her… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

Very ironic that they wrote Genie out years ago having her committed now Lulu being written out going into a coma ! What was the purpose of Dante coming back?

Steve
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Steve

I thought that at first, but this twist frees Dante to explore other options romantically. Unless Maxie tells him, Dante doesn’t know that Lulu was going to say she wanted him back. Dante can bond with someone else, until Lulu awakens in typical soap fashion right before he’s set to get married. While Emme Ryland did some fine work these past few weeks, and the writers returned some of Lulu’s feistiness, the character grew a little stale. Lulu has been a constant on our screens since Julie Berman took the role in 2005. Maybe a break, along with repercussions from… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

No other romance for Dante–as he said, he will wait for Lulu–which shouldn’t be very long IF they replace Emme (shame!) with original Lulu Julie Berman, a great Lulu also, but timing would be oh-so-very insensitive.

Su000
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Su000

What an episode it was!

Dev —- BOOMB gone
Dustin — BOOM gone
Lulu — BOOM gone
Julian — BOOM gone, soon

All gone!
The only one I will miss is Julian ..

Janine Giraldi
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Janine Giraldi

I will mids them all

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO,
You missed the most important BOOM, when Cyrus gets his, can’t wait! Didn’t you say once that you were in the service? Even though this wasn’t for real. I hope it wasn’t traumatic for you seeing it. It sure was exciting though. I see that a lot of fans did not like the violence, but for me it helped me forget what’s really scarry going on in the real world right now. I have lived a long time and can’t ever remember so much going on at one time. So much hate and unrest along with the COVID. Stay well!

Su000
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Su000

hi Violet 🙂 Hope all is well with you.. the covid is nasty stuff. I help out delivering food to the elderly, I feel so sad at times. Most are living alone.. I stand way back/mask so I can talk to them for bit.. yes– I served/east.. No it did not upset me.. It looked like a good bar fight LOL Cyrus is a great character, someone different, he brings the excitement. I’m not going to like seeing him go. You keep on being well.. stay in as much as possible. I’ll deliver food and whatevers you need to you,… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO Thanks for your very nice reply and so appreciate your kind offer to bring me food, but unless you live near San Diego I think it will be a bit too far. I have a home care person four days a week who will shop or just take me, which is what I prefer at least once a week to get out. I like the actor who plays Cyrus, and have seen him in a a couple of other shows. You are right that GH is much more exciting than the bland Y&R, They need to step up their… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hi Su, I won’t miss Julian yet another villain (like his sister) who has taken center stage and stolen the moral center of GH. Take care.

Dan
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Dan

It’s wonderful to see Genie Francis back on screen and being given some quality material again. William Lipton was also heartbreaking in his scenes as Cameron reacted to Dev’s death. Mark Teschner struck gold again in casting this very talented young man. Personally, I think GH has been fantastic since returning from the COVID hiatus. They have the best cast in daytime from top to bottom, in my view, and when the writing quality matches up, it’s a real pleasure to watch. I love when they do the umbrella stories like the bomb explosion that affect so much of the… Read more »

rose
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rose

I didn’t like any of the bomb story. Even the acting looked forced IMO. As I have said before there is already enough death and tragic stories going on in real life, and now GH writers have brought their idea of it to Port Charles. Ironic that they can do such good specials like Dicken’s Christmas Carole and the woman’s vote story and then turn out this over the top depressing stuff this week.

Kenny
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Kenny

Cyrus and Julian will get their due process exactly what they deserved. Sonny and Stone Cold will kill them both. Julian, you can run all you want, but you can’t hide forever damaging innocent people over your stupidity really knucklehead. Come on Sonny and Jason get his ass and make Julian suffer.

Rodd
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Rodd

GH has been firing on all cylinders since returning to air. I like the pacing better than the long, boring, drawn-out affairs and the actors have been hitting it out of the park. Wednesday’s episode was outstanding. I really appreciated that young William Lipton cried like a little kid when he found out his friend was dead ~ just like a real teenager would. There was no trying to be all macho, it was raw. GH has a great group of young performers on their hands. And William deVry has been hitting all the right notes so that I almost… Read more »

jennifer
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jennifer

Agree on all counts! It takes talent to make scum like Julian (almost) sympathetic!

jennifer
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jennifer

GH is amazing right now. The writing, the acting – it’s on fire. I am looking forward to watching every day in a way I haven’t been excited about it in years. I gave up on GH for a while after the Julian trying to kill Alexis thing and the weak cult storyline that went on for waaaay too long, but I am really happy the show is back in fine form! Must say though that I am disappointed that William DeVry is gone. He is great, esp. in in scenes with Maura West.

Richard Danner
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Richard Danner

What a wasted opportunity with Dev. I thought for sure they were going to make him Brenda’s son, Alec. The fireworks with Dev if he had hooked up with Josslyn(Her nemesis’ daughter) couldve been explosive and brought Brenda back to PC. I was also hoping for a twist that Sonny was his father! UGH.

Jennifer Andersen
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Jennifer Andersen

Love GH, but lately the acting seems “Off” Too fake (yes, it is tv) but the acting just isn’t the same..anyone else feel it?

Sally singh
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Sally singh

Dont like explosions we Americans have had enough of those scenes I skipped them. So not relevant.

Su000
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Su000

hi Sally.
the scenes of the explosions are total phoney.
I’ve seen and been in the real deal so, just look at the mess lol
and it’s all about the drama of the aftermath..
Other words; they are not even close to an actual bomb
so watch with that in mind..

Cathy
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Cathy

I am upset with the leaving Dev, Dustin and also Julian leaving and will not be happy if Lulu leaves. I have not really liked GH since you have done what you have with Cyrus It irritates me everytime I hear or see him. I have watched GH with my mom for at least 50 years. I Think this is maybe one of the worse story line.

Deb
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Deb

Cameron showed way more emotion than Joss or Trina. Joss lived with Dev as part of her family for two years not a tear. Hope Brando’s mom doesn’t show up for Dev’s funeral if they even have one she can cause a lot of trouble for Sonny with Cyrus. Don’t you think Cyrus will think it’s strange that Brando stayed at work after his son gets murdered? Where was Felicia , she and Mac own the floating rib ? One last thing hopefully they don’t show Franco and Lulu with a full head of hair next week with a bandaid… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Frodd will probably have his hair intact, but I have a feeling the next time you see an unbandaged Lulu, her face is going to look a little different. And by “different” that hopefully means she looks the way she used to before she was a popsicle on Cassadine island back in 2013.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Deb,
Think you missed somethings along the way. I think Cyrus knows that Dev was Brando’s cousin, not his son. Mac was there speaking to people about an investigation after everything settled. You are right about Brando’s mom, she’s a piece of work, isn’t she?

Steve
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Steve

Kristina Wagner has not been on screen since they returned in August. Not sure whose decision that is, but there’s been plenty of scenes where Felicia could have played an important role.

Patricia L Hannigan
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Patricia L Hannigan

I don’t think they should kill off Lulu with Dante returning recast her. I think Sonny and Jason should get Sirus in a Dungeon and torment him! I really think there should be a love connection with Cameron and Joycelyn. When they put Cyrus and Julian in a dungeon let Trina’ s Dad show up and help!

Kay
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Kay

Yesterday I watched the episode first time in a long time of actually watching you know why it was great because you saw Laura Monica Scorpio and Tracey they made GH what it was when Genie and Jane hugged each other it was worth everything

Kay
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Kay

This is why you have and will keep your viewers somebody over there finally gets it if only Y&R would get it together they are so far off track the train is totally derailed over there

eric gagné
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eric gagné

genie francis is an amazing actress and deserve an emmy for today episodes …wow !! i cried so much …i felt all her pain …

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I think Genie Francis/Laura and Maura West/Ava deserve awards for their heartbreaking performances today. Laura’s breakdown when they took her beloved Lulu away and Ava’s anguish with trying to put Julian to death by someone who loved him, and not be put down like a mad dog by Sonny or Jason. I cried during both scenes. Kudos to both of these great ladies!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Too bad the stunning scenes of Dante, Lulu, and Laura were diluted by too much cutting up and pasting with other extraneous scenes with Ava and Julian, etc. Took away from the impact of the scenes for me.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Admits To Sonny She Was Falling Back In Love with Jason

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally had the “talk”.  You know, the one about what Sonny really walked in on the night he “returned from the dead” on Carly and Jason’s (Steve Burton) wedding night?  Yeah, that one.

Sonny has already had a conversation with Jason, where Jason admitted he was starting to fall again for Carly, even though they were originally getting married to show a united front for the five families.

Now coming to confront Carly, Sonny is at first greeted by her with “Mike’s” cowboy hat, where she says the man he was in Nixon Falls is a mystery to her. Sonny tells her he spoke with Jason and so Carly is compelled to admit that she and Jason would have slept together on their wedding night, if Sonny hadn’t shown up alive and in the bedroom!

Sonny’s clearly upset about his best friend and his wife getting so close and rekindling their old feelings. Carly tells Sonny that, at first, Jason and she were just going through with the wedding for show, but later, they decided to make it a real marriage, and were falling in love.

When Sonny poses the question to Carly, if she has any residual feelings for Jason, she says they have gone back to being best friends, and how much she loves Sonny.  Carly points out that Nina (Cynthia Watros) did this to them – she kept them apart for nine months – and so much has happened that it’s been difficult for them to be together as it was in the past because of it.

In the end, despite what Nina had perpetrated on them, Carly and Sonny come to an agreement that they need to rebuild their relationship.  But the cowboy hat looms as we fade to black.

Clearly, the Jason and Carly relationship and almost consummating it on their wedding night, is not sitting well with Sonny; plus Sonny seems to continue to not really tear into Nina for her deception as much as someone would if he didn’t also have feelings for her.

So, what do you hope happens next? Do you want Sonny and Carly to work things out? Do you hope Sonny sleeps with Nina? If he does, and Jason goes back to Britt (now that they are going on another adventure together to locate Liesl) is Carly ultimately the odd woman out?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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