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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Confronts Ava for Sabotaging Her Relationship With Sonny and Signs the Divorce Papers

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Looks like Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Ava (Maura West) are back to be each other’s sworn enemy number one. By the end of the Monday, April 22nd episode of General Hospital, the women know where they stand with each other after Nina goes in on Ava accusing her of wanting Sonny (Maurice Benard) all to herself, while her marriage has been on the rocks.

In story, at Nina’s office, Ava shows up to see Nina and says she is sorry about what happened with Sonny and that he reacted the way he did, acknowledging that is was over the top, even for Sonny. Ava says she’ll smooth things over, but Nina says she now understands how manipulative and transparent Ava really is.

Given their horrible history, Nina goes in on Ava and how she should never have trusted her. Nina wants to know how long has Ava had this agenda dating all the way back to telling Nina to turn Carly (Laura Wright) and Drew (Cameron Mathison) into the SEC. Ava says she never told her do to that, but Nina wants to know how long Ava has been playing her for a fool.

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Ava says she moved in with Sonny to keep Avery safe and she wants to be on good terms with Avery’s father, Sonny. Nina thinks she likes being in Sonny’s inner circle. Ava tells Nina if she goes to him about her advising Nina to call the SEC on Carly and Drew, it won’t work.  Sonny still considers Nina a traitor and he will think she’s lying because she’s so desperate to win him back. Ava says if Nina would stop blaming everyone else that maybe Sonny would respect her.  Nina says “like he does you?” Ava says Sonny not only respects her, but he also counts on her.

From there, Ava launches into why she and Sonny understand each other, after all, Sonny is a powerful, turbulent, and sometimes violent man. She goes so far to say if Nina wanted someone to just sit by the fire with and play with their grandchildren, she’s got the wrong guy.  Ava then talks about Mike from Nixon Falls (Sonny with amnesia) and how Sonny hid the darkest parts of himself from Nina back then, whereas with Ava they are the same similar creatures, so he doesn’t have to hide anything.

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Nina wants to know just what Ava wants with Sonny? What is her end game? Ava responds that they understand each other, in ways she can’t with Sonny. Nina tells Ava she can go ahead and have it all and signs Sonny’s divorce papers. Ava walks out with the documents, while Nina in tears at her desk, takes off her wedding rings and has her assistant come in so she can messenger the rings back to Sonny’s address.

The episode and these scenes featured great performances by Cynthia Watros and Maura West. You can check some of the scenes below.

Now, let us know, what is Ava’s next move? Is she going to become Mrs. Sonny Corinthos? Do you like Ava and Nina as enemies? Comment below.

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Would love to see them wrestle it out in a ring or mud fight. These two make me sick, neither one is worth Sonny’s time.

The chances of becoming best buds with the woman whose child you ripped out of her womb always seemed far fetched.

Drew seemed to try to do something nice for Nina. It’s quite needed since Maxie and Sasha aren’t helping much and Liesl is apparently hanging out with Taggert, Brad and Phyllis in forgotten character land.

She did not “rip Avery out of Ava’s womb.” She induced labor with a drug, and it was obvious that Nina had lost touch with reality. Meantime, Sonny’s hanging with Ava, who drugged Morgan which led to his mania and death. (I never felt Ava “killed” Morgan, but I’d say what she did to Morgan in her right mind was worse than what Nina to Ava while in a state of an emotional breakdown/mental illness). Sonny forgave Nina for that; he stated in court that he understood that Nina had been emotionally/mentally broken down at the time.

Nina had just awoken from a 20 year coma. She awakes to the fact that her mother sold her baby( babies), paid Ava to have an affair with her husband, and finally, that Ava was pregnant with Nina’s husband’s baby. So in Nina’s feverish and traumatized mind, Ava’s baby was hers. And as Rebecca points out, Avery was most certainly not ripped out of Ava’s womb- that’s a myth that just will not go away. Ultimately, what started Nina’s and Ava’s beautiful relationship was ignited due to the charisma, the talent and depth of these two amazing actresses. It would never have had happened if Michelle Stafford. had retained the role. Maura West and Cynthia Watros just had that certain spark when in scenes together. It was evident from the start.

Allow a little poetic license there. No, Nina didn’t literally do that but it was the same purpose. Yes, Nina was still hazy after 20+ years in a coma and jealous that Ava had a child with Silas.

Two observations:

I’ll always be amazed that an inconsequential character (Silas) had more natural offspring than legacy characters such as Robert, Mac, Ned and even Steve Hardy.

Every time they show Ava visiting Nina at Crimson, I wonder if the writers will have Ava recalling Connie’s dead body in the middle of the office. She’s literally returned to the scene of the crime dozens (if not a hundred) times over the years.

My apologies,Steve. I did not mean that directed towards you as I realize you were being figurative. But there are a legion of viewers out there who actually believe Nina cut Avery out of Ava’s womb. I think the main reason these two unlikely friends forged a friendship was really due to the magic that transpired when these two gems were in scenes together. What’s the feminine equivalent of bromance called? Because these two had it. I caught it as soon as Watros took over for Stafford. It’s a pity the writers felt compelled to ruin it.

To say Cynthia was brilliant would be an understatement. She has mastered the art of saying so much without saying a word. Her body language, her facial expressions and her eyes all rise up to form a crescendo of intense emotions. And Maura West rose to the occasion. It was a heartbreaking scene, and I shall miss their friendship. Ava, with that last shot of her, had a look of abject sadness merging with regret. Hard to believe she sacrificed the only girlfriend she ever had for a mini-mobster with bad dye job.

Incredible! WOW!! Mind-blowing!!!

Masterful scenes by Cynthia Watros and Maura West. I hope Cynthia wins for Best Actress and if she doesn’t win, she definitely needs to submit scenes from that episode for next year… same as Maura.

What a master class of two of the finest actresses on a current daytime drama.

Well said, Jeremy. I totally agree.

Maura West is the best actor in daytime drama. Have loved her since Carly arrived in Oakdale on ATWT. So layered, so can’t-look–away watchable.

I thought the fur would fly! Nina was too accepting of Ava’s betrayal. I thought she would bitch slap her! But, maybe the hate-sex with Drew totally took her mind off of Sonny.

I LOVE these two women! They are phenomenal actresses and knocked these scenes out of the park!

Given the characters’ history, it was always puzzling how they could become such good friends. However, it seems to happen a lot on soaps and I enjoyed their friendship when I forgot about the barn fire that was their past.

Bravo to Maura and Cynthia!

No, Ava is not going to be the next Mrs. Sonny Corinthios, because now that Jason Morgan is back he is once again going to be the glue that’ll put Sonny and Carly back together, It’s gonna happen one way or another, you’ll see.

Hello everyone…. What was name of song & singer when Nina pulls off her wedding rings…..

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase Confronts Finn On His Drinking After Gregory’s Death

The saga of the aftermath of Gregory Chase’s (Gregory Harrison) death continuesdon the Thursday May 23rd episode of General Hospital. At Finn’s (Michael Easton), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) who knows he has lost his sobriety and has been drinking, attempts to tell the good doctor that she cares about him too much to let him throw away seven years sober.

Finn lashes out at Liz and tells her she doesn’t get to tell him when he is allowed to drink. Liz says she’s looking out for Violet (Jophielle Love) as he in turns looks out for her boys. Finn announces that Liz can stay here and make bracelets with Violet or leave. Next, he opens the door, and she walks out.

Immediately, Liz calls Chase (Josh Swickard) telling him to get over to Finn’s as his brother really needs him.  Meanwhile at the Q’s, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) gives a tender hug to her dad, Ned (Wally Kurth) because she can’t bear the thought of losing him.

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Now back at Finn’s, he takes another drink and Violet emerges with the friendship bracelet and inquires where did Aunt Elizabeth go? Finn covers for the situation and says Liz got called back to the hospital, but she can show the bracelet she made to her later.

Just then, Chase and Brook Lynn finally show up. Surveying the situation, Brook Lynn can see that Finn has been drinking. She takes Violet for a walk so the two brothers can be alone.

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Chase wants to know what happened, “step by step.” He shoots a look at the bottle of booze and says to Finn, “I mean everything that happened.” Finn tells him that Violet was at school and he came upon their father, dead in his bed.  At the point, Finn also admits he had a drink, maybe more than one, although it’s been such an emotional day he is not sure how many he has had. In addition, Finn did not cop to taking a sip of champagne at his brother’s wedding reception, which started this downfall.

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Now the question becomes, what will Finn ask Chase to do? Cover for him? Help him to a meeting? Will he get rid of his brother quickly so he can continue his downward spiral? Weigh-in and share your theory via the comment section below.

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NATAS Reveals 2024 Gold and Silver Circle Honorees Recognizing Admired Individuals and Their Enduring Contributions to Daytime Television

Ahead of the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced on Thursday, the recipients of the 2024 Gold and Silver Circle honors.

Those chosen as honorees were chosen for this recognition, as NATAS explained, “As admired individuals who have made enduring contributions to daytime television. Inductees are exceptional professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry, setting standards for achievement, mentoring, leadership and professional accolades for 50 or 25 years, respectively. They represent the best and brightest in the industry.”

Some daytime favorites in front of the camera and behind the scenes made this year’s honor roll.

The 2024 Gold Circle Inductees are:

Jerome Dobson, Writer: Guiding Light, As the World Turns, General Hospital, Santa Barbara 

A Martinez, Actor: Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Days of our Lives and The Bay.

Suzanne Rogers, Actress: Days of Our Lives

The 2024 Silver Circle Inductees are:

Patricia Denney, Former Hair and Makeup Department Head: The Young and The Restless

Kathleen Finch, Chairman and CEO, US Networks, Warner Brothers Discovery

Linda Grand, Set Master Props: The Bold & The Beautiful

Janet Spellman-Drucker, Co-Executive Producer: Days of Our Lives

Mark Teschner, Casting Director: General Hospital

Rolonda Watts, Talk Show Host, Actress & Voiceover Talent: Sherri, Curious George, Divorce Court

What do you think of the selections for this year’s Gold and Silver Circle Honorees? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Finn Tells Violet That Gregory Passed, While Elizabeth Sees He Has Been Drinking

The raw emotions continued on the Wednesday, May 22nd episode of General Hospital as Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase (Josh Swickard) try to come to grips with the death of their father, Gregory (Gregory Harrison).

In story, Gregory passed away in his sleep and his battle with ALS came to its conclusion. In the pick-up, Finn now has to tell his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) that her grandfather had passed when she returned home from school.

Gingerly, Finn does his best to explain to Violet what happened. Finn tells her that her grandfather’s heart stopped beating, and he wasn’t in pain. Violet bursts into tears saying that she wants Grandpa to still be here and runs into his room calling out for him. Then, in very touching scenes, Finn follows Violet. She asks her dad where her Grandpa is. Finn explains the paramedics took him away. She cries that she didn’t get the chance to even say goodbye.

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Next, Finn hugs Violet and tells his little girl that life is so beautiful, but sometimes it’s unfair. He carries Violet back to the living room, but passes by the bottle of booze. He sits her down on the couch and tells her there will be a funeral in a few days so they will get to say goodbye to Grandpa together. When Violet asks where her Grandpa is now, Finn says he is in heaven.

Later, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) shows up and hugs Violet and Finn. She can see right away that Finn has been drinking, especially after eyeing the glass, and the bottle on the counter. Getting Violet out of the room for a moment, Liz tells Finn she can’t even imagine the pain he must be in right now. So, he should go to a meeting and Violet will come home with her for the night.

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Finn puts his foot down that Violet will stay with him. He just watched two total stranger, the paramedics, take his dad away. He says he took one drink to ease his pain. Finn stands up to Liz and says he thinks given the circumstances he has a right to do whatever it takes to get through the day. Next, Liz says she can’t stop him, but she will not have him get drunk with his daughter in the apartment, and so, she is taking Violet with her.

Elsewhere, Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) decide at the airport to head back to the Quartermaines, and not take off for their honeymoon, since Gregory died. When they show up at the Q’s, Chase says he wants to be with his brother, but he is giving him time to tell Violet. Next, the newlyweds are greeted by Ned (Wally Kurth) and Lois (Rena Sofer). They tell the two the truth, leaving everyone stunned or in tears. Chase heads out to find Tracy.

Meanwhile, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is holding on to her good luck charm from Gregory as her reinstatement hearing begins. Little does she know, he has passed away. Alexis finds out she is in a court battle with Fergus Byrne (Lane Davies), the brother of the late Neil Byrne.

So, what did you think of the performances of Jophielle Love and Michael Easton in the touching scenes between Violet and Finn? Will Finn end up on a complete bender? Will his brother Chase show up in time to help him? Comment below.

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