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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Rory Gets Hooked, Ava’s Stunned by Nikolas’ Latest ‘Bombshell’

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Thursday’s episode of General Hospital featured great performances by Maura West and Nicholas Alexander Chavez. Meanwhile, we finally got some ‘hook’ action and things don’t look so good for Officer Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse) when all was said and done.

In story, Jordan (Tanisha Harper) is concerned that Rory’s shift at the PCPD had ended, but he was nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Rory, who is at the apartment in the ‘hook’ file, fires his gun when just then the hook strikes! Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) rushes on to the scene and finds one man down from a gunshot wound, and then Rory, who stumbles out of the other room and says, it was “the hook”.

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Rory is severely injured and bleeding out, and Dante and the officers with him decide not to wait for the paramedics and take Rory to the hospital themselves.

Meanwhile, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) shows up at Ava’s (Maura West) gallery and is about to enact his plan.  He hands Ava divorce papers. Ava thinks Victor (Charles Shaughnessy) is behind this.  A confused Ava thought they were moving past their troubles and doesn’t understand what is motivating Nikolas to do this to them. Nikolas tells Ava’s he’s been unfaithful to her, yet again, and this time with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).  But there’s more he says, Liz is pregnant with his child.  Now we all know months from now, Liz and Nikolas’ plan will blow up in their faces  … or will it sooner than that?

Ava is shattered and begins questioning Nikolas, what he got from Elizabeth that he couldn’t get from her … a child? He says the sex was an accident, but he won’t be responsible for failing another child of his, so he wants her to sign the divorce papers.  An angry Ava throws a letter opener at the legal papers.  As he leaves, Nikolas swears he never meant to hurt Ava. Honestly, is Nikolas become the biggest doofus in Port Charles?

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Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) who has just punched Dex (Evan Hofer), exits Kelly’s Diner and runs into Trina (Tabyana Ali).  The two sit and talk. Spencer explains he was just standing up for his friends with that punch, and then informs Trina he is leaving Port Charles. He goes to say there is nothing keeping him in town as he has made so many mistakes here.  Just as ‘Sprina’ seems to be beginning to work through some feelings, Curtis (Donnell Turner) shows up with the news that Rory is in critical condition at GH.

Finn (Michael Easton), Portia (Brooke Kerr) and Elizabeth work to save Rory’s life, injecting him with the anti-venom to help him from the ‘hook’ poison.  When Spencer, Josslyn (Eden McCoy), Cameron (William Lipton) and Trina all arrive at GH, Portia tells Trina that Rory has a lost a lot of blood.

An emotional Trina runs to the gurney to see Rory. He takes off his oxygen mask long enough to tell her, that he knows it was too soon to tell her how he felt about her, but he’s glad he did.  Next thing you know, he codes.

So, what did you think about Rory getting the hook? Will he be revived? What do you think of the story Nikolas and Elizabeth are spinning because of Esme supposedly pregnant with Nikolas’ child? What did you think of the performances of Maura West and Nicholas Alexander Chavez? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, watch a key part of the showdown between Ava and Nikolas below.

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I was interrupted from listening to GH today, but could watch while on mute. After reading the summary I haven’t even bothered to see a YouTube repeat of today. What a disappointment most GH stories have turned into for me. And no amount of good acting can change that. Now for a good finale, Brooke and other wife on B&B giving Ridge his walking papers together was great. Hope the ladies can stay true to them.

I do agree with you, Rose—-the stupid, senseless intricacies of the Nikolas/Ava/Esme/ Elizabeth/Finn plot is not a mouth-watering delicacy—-Albeit, so glad to see Lizzie’s and Finn’s “interlude” end. He gets on my last nerve—
So, Rory wasn’t the hook—or was he? The hook itself was raised pretty high—a copy cat? I know it’s supposedly a woman—-could there be two “Hookers”? Ryan is still on my mind!!
Oh, one more thing—Trina’s emotional state was so forced—-and her crying was not a pretty or convincing sight. Just sayin’.

Hi Celia…You’ve always been suspicious of Rory. There is something about him that seemed too perfect. I’m not sure he was the “ hooker,” but why did he stumble out of the back room when Dante broke down the door? Did the police ever check the back room for anyone else? Was the guy Rory shot the “hooker? I don’t remember anyone finding the hook on the floor. ”I just can’t see it being a woman. It would take a lot of strength. On the other had there was always the poison on the hook to finish the job. Holly knew how to get drugs, but she’s not the “hooker.” The only one I can think of would be Esme’s former nanny. But she hasn’t appeared as a character.
Trina’s not always very convincing. And she shouldn’t have rushed to talk to him when she was told not to. Who knows, she may have hastened his dying by doing so. One other thing that bothers me is why GH characters chose to walk down the pier when the “hooker” hasn’t been caught. And at night sometimes.

To be honest, Rose—I’m not even sure the writers have a “hook” in mind—they’re probably gathering ideas from our comments, LOL.
I wonder what possessed Rory to look into the file Jordan handed him. Whatever was in it compelled him to go to “that” apartment. I’m somewhat confused by that—
Would it be too out-of-reach to think that because Rory was the hook, he wanted to see who the copy cat was? One way or another, at the risk of upsetting those who liked him, Rory did not strike me as sincere. As you said, he was just too sweetly perfect—his quiet demeanor and indulgence actually gave me pause—and the creeps.
I like the idea of the nanny, whom you mention. We haven’t met her, yet—but, that’s OK—it adds to the mystery. It could also be Heather, but she’s tall—the hook is supposedly petit(e), like Rory. And, the earring is a clue of sorts. Did he pull it off the “hook” or was it his when he went “hooking”(LOL), and forgot it in his pocket? I am most likely so wrong about Rory—we shall see…
Why was he killed off, I wonder? I hope it’s not to open the door for Spenser!! Please, no, no no!! He and Trina do not a spicy couple make. She is so bland—I wish original Trina were still around. She just had it all !!—Also, Rose– Dex and Joss? Ewwww—did you take a look at his hands? My thirteen-year-old has bigger hands. It’ll be a really mismatched union made in Purgatory–hands reaching, waiting to get out.
Now, Carly—all this hate towards Nina—Carly tops any and all evil. She’s “gonna” get hers from all sides!!

Elizabeth saying she.is pregnant is a true head-scratcher! She is trying to protect Esme? For what????!!! She and Doofus ruin the lives of the two people they supposedly love!

I’ve never been sweet, nice Liz fan. She is sure being featured now from revelations about her parents, Finn, and now getting involved with Nikolas and Esme that can effect even her boyzs. She is always getting herself into trouble since day one. And get over herself re her dad and mom.

rose,
No fan here either and right now she’s acting dumber than I’ve ever seen her and all for what? Seriously, someone explain it to me!

Lew S,
My question exactly. Why is she protecting both of these people. It’s just prolonging the agony, especially telling and letting the dummy tell Ava such a stupid lie.

Yeah I don’t get that either. I missed something, when did Liz tell nick her pregnancy story? For the record I liked Finn and Liz in the beginning, but they have really messed them up. I did love the 2 or so episodes with Liz and her dad.
As far as the hook goes I want it to be esme, and Celia’s questions about rory were on my mind too.

Been waiting all week for a new GH thread to discuss what’s been all over soap Twitter – the yet-to-be confirmed rumor that Marcus Coloma is out as Nikolas. While I don’t wish anyone to be out of a job, this is a move that is overdue. The character of Nikolas has been unrecognizable, and only a small part of that blame goes to the writers.

Just today, Maura West (who always brings it without chewing the scenery) made us feel Ava’s pain. Nikolas was there but didn’t make viewers feel anything one way or another. As a legacy character, Nik is someone I want to care about again. Bring in a leading man (it won’t be Tyler) and let the sparks fly!

Elsewhere, over the past month, Elizabeth has gone from the back burner to being on every day. Herbst makes the manure they throw her way much more palatable. Not sure this story is what viewers had in mind when we were clamoring for her to be featured more. At least they’ve broken up the lackluster pairing of Liz & Finn.

Rory – we hardly knew you – but hey, that’s okay. The character started out with a lot of potential but the actor got a more lucrative role and went to recurring. The writing was on the wall. He’ll be forgotten just like Dev and Dustin in a few weeks.

And Free Cam – he deserves better.

If Tyler Christopher wants to return as Nikolas, then bring him in. If not, the character can go back to Cassadine Island for a while. No more recasts, for Hell’s sake!. It’s completely realistic that Nikolas might want to disappear right about now, given all this mess with Esme, which now has Liz & Ava dragged into it, and all the fake stories about who knocked up who. So maybe he leaves town for a little bit, and when he comes back to Port Charles in a few months, he will look & act a little more like his old self. And hopefully he will find his former stepfather Luke & former brother in law Jason in the dungeon & bring them back with him.

As for Rory…. it certainly looks like he was done for at the end of today’s show…. I have to say I’m a little disappointed that he was never revealed to be an Alcazar family plant in the PCPD.

Like your suggestion about having an Alcazar connection.

Tyler returning is not up to Frank. He’d have to seriously lobby Disney corporate about the insurance risk and its related budget implications.

I could see Nikolas go away for a bit. That might ensure Lulu coming out of her 2-year coma in time for the end of February sweeps. Laura has to have one child on the canvas.

Super unhappy if Rory is off the show. I am one of the few who adores his character and prefers Trina with Rory. I had a thought that maybe Rory injured himself because he is the hook killer and it has gone awry but I don’t want Rory to be the hook killer. I have always wanted Esme to be the hook killer but now think it’s Eileen.

Maura and Nicholas both really deserve Emmy nominations and definitely a win for Chavez – it will be interesting to see if he submits in lead or supporting as he isn’t eligible for Younger Performer this year. There are other actresses who I also love for Best Actress, particularly Cynthia Watros, but Maura would be a great choice and it would make up for her being robbed twice by CBS actresses in the category in her recent nominations bids.

General Hospital is my favorite show. Not everything on the show works, they really need to move stories along and stop making every single storyline a mystery to the audience but I love the show the most of the remaining four daytime soaps.

There is still the possibility Rory is the “Hooker”, afterall, Richard. I’ve always suspected him—but, the thought faded, then it came back, then faded—it’s a vicious circle. LOL.

I’m with you, Richard. I really liked Rory, an uncommonly NICE person.. a rarity on soaps. I read somewhere that Michael has been cast on CHICAGO PD, so at least he won’t be unemployed. But I’ll miss his sweet face and kind manner.

I too like Rory, and it was nice seeing an asian character but what does GH do? they kill him off, dissappointing, for sure, and on another note I can’t stand Joslyn drooling all over big head Dex they are making her into Carly 2.0. how predictable for her to go for the “bad boy”. Cameron deserves better, they should bring Emma back to the show, isn’t she in college now? come on GH. Bring back Emma.

aria,
Joslin is certainly growing up just like her mother. She’s outgrown Cameron for quite a while now. He’s more boy than man right now and Joss sees that, I know he’ll be very hurt when he sees the light. Joss is leading him on the same way her girlfriend did with Rory.

I’m sure it didn’t help Rory the way they stood him up and dragged him out on his feet like that, they could have carried him, there was enough men.

Really disappointed that they killed off Rory ): They didn’t develop his character enough but I loved him anyway. GH has a problem with having such a large cast and yet they obsess over their worst characters (Sonny and Carly, and now Drew) instead of giving interesting storylines to so many talented performers on their canvas. Rory was interesting and had real potential. The only good news is that it looks like he wasn’t the hook killer, unless we are being led down a garden path (they didn’t actually show what happened).

I hope Michael Blake Kruse gets better roles elsewhere. He deserved so much better than what GH gave him for opportunities to shine.

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Ryan Paevey Makes Statement on Why He is Stepping Back from Acting While Being ‘Grateful to General Hospital for Giving a Green Actor a Chance’ and ‘Hallmark for Changing My Life’

GH and Hallmark fan favorite, Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan West) wanted to clear the air after numerous reports and rumors had him quitting acting altogether and what that meant for any future projects in Hollywood he may have had planned.

Paevey released an exclusive statement to Heavy.com where he shared what is going on in his life. Back on June 19th, Ryan deactivated his Twitter and Facebook accounts and he may have deactivated his Instagram account on Friday as well, or as of this writing.

For Ryan, the decision to change his current life’s trajectory came after a series of events; chief among them moving closer to home to take care of his ailing mother who is battling lung cancer and social media scammers.

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Here is what Ryan shared: “Hey everyone…so first and foremost, I am a bit apprehensive that I even have to make a statement like this. I am certainly accustomed to a certain degree of gossip, but the past few weeks in particular have gotten out of control with speculation from third parties that have taken my words and expanded upon them to meet their narrative, or flat out misrepresented my words or misconstrued their meaning. I have always been an open book, and one who speaks his mind truthfully and directly, and it is unfortunate that we live in a world where social media makes it very easy to twist one’s words; I am often unaware it is even happening until someone from my team messages me in a panic, and so I feel it best to make a formal statement through HEAVY.”

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GH’s Dominic Zamprogna Opens Up on Concerns that Dante Was A-Goner: “There’s Any Number of Ways Comas Can Go”

When Detective Dante Falconeri was shot by a Pikeman henchman, and Jason (Steve Burton) was revealed alive and well, it put actor Dominic Zamprogna in a coma, and a bad one in soap terms, at that. For awhile there, it was touch and go for Dante.

The good news is Dante pulled through and is now back to his old self, and just in time for Dominic Zamprogna’s 15th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, which is June 22nd.

Dominic spoke to Soap Opera Digest on his milestone, and reflected back on the fan response from earlier this year when it may have appeared he was exiting the show for a second time.

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Zamprogna shared, “It’s nice to hear you say that people were worried about me – when I went into Frank’s (Valentini, EP, GH) office and he told me I was going into a coma, I started to worry about me (laughs)!”

From working on GH for a decade and a half now, Zamprogna has seen his fair share of comas, and in fact, his then on-screen wife, Lulu Spencer Falconeri was written off the show having never awakened from her coma.

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“There’s any number of ways comas can go,” said the popular GH star. “People joke, ‘Oh, you’ve got easy work.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, as long as it’s an on-screen coma! I don’t want to be in an off-screen coma, because then I’m not on the show!” But honestly, that means the world because we all care what people think about us, you know? And if people are happy to have me around, it feels good, obviously. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.”

So, are you glad that Dante is still alive and kicking? Did you think the show might write-off Dante after he was shot a few months back? Is it time, as Dominic head towards his 20th anniversary with the soap opera, for the powers-that-be to bring Lulu out of her coma? Should Dante and Sam (Kelly Monaco) eventually tie the knot? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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