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


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).


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).


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.


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.


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

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!

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.

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 children were upset but no one hugged or put their hand in another ones hand in to show compassion.

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?

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 a long coma might refresh the character.

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.

Why are they going back to all of these old stories

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 ..

I will mids them all

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!

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, if you were here 😉
I’ve seen too much of the covid, nuff to last a lifetime.
GH is much better than Y&R, it should be #1 ..!

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 game,i.e this wedding stuff instead of following up on who shot Adam or developing more plot lines with the existing cast. God bless you for your service before and for what you are doing now. You stay well too.

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.

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 cast.

One nitpick, I know Anthony Geary isn’t coming back, but I hope they at least address the fact that Laura should be trying to get in touch with Luke to let him know what’s going on with his daughter. Lucky too for that matter.

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.

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.

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 feel sorry for Julian…almost.

Keep up the great work GH!

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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..

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.

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 but you know they will.

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.

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?

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.

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!

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

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

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

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!

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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(WATCH) 2024 Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Live!

After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

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51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

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In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

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In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

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Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital


The Young and the Restless


Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

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Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

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Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

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Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

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Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives


The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show


African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show


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African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show


The View

The Young and the Restless


“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots


The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

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Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight



Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel


Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

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Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall


Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork


Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 







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51st Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Nominations

On Thursday, the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards revealed nominations in several key categories via four entertainment news programs: Access Hollywood, E! News, Extra and Access Hollywood.

Three of the four announcements were major categories in the field of Daytime Dramas.

The nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series category are: The Bay, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Neighbours and The Young and the Restless.

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General Hospital won this category last year, and has the most all-time wins for a series in this category. For the first time, the beloved Australian-based soap opera, Neighbours is now eligible for competition due to its reboot which streams on Amazon Freevee.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be handed out in ceremonies in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th.

Previous categories announced tonight via the entertainment news outlet included: Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

So, what do you think about this year’s nominee for the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series? Who do you think should win? Comment below.

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