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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sam and Drew Tie The Knot! What Did You Think Of Their Vows?

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In a simple and touching ceremony, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Drew (Billy Miller) made it official and were married in front of Curtis and Jordan, and Alexis, Monica and Molly.

When it was time for the “I do’s”, the couple had written their own vows.

Drew, expressed that even though he has faced all of these challenges in knowing and remembering his true identity, he is always and forever in love with Sam.

During her vows, Sam expressed that the last two months of challenging changes, (Jason being alive, and Drew being revealed to be his twin) has not changed her feelings for him, and that she loves Drew so very much.  Following the vows, the couple exchanged rings and were officially married. Following the nuptials, Curtis )Donnell Turner) made a speech honoring the happy couple,

But, before the ceremony, Jason (Steve Burton) was seen thinking about Sam on the bridge, as Sam flashed back to her conversations with Jason on his return, when she tells him she feels badly for all he lost, but she loves Drew.

The wedding featured touching performances by Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller, as well as Steve Burton as Jason now being the odd man out.

So, what did you think of the wedding ceremony? Are you happy for Sam and Drew? Comment below.

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Steve
Steve

Kelly Monaco played it like she didn’t want to be there.

Nice (expected) touch of Monica adopting Drew. Next step, taking the Quartermaine name.

dmr
dmr

I agree-re: taking the Quartermaine name. Why not? The mobster doesn’t want it.

Rodd
Rodd

Hope he does. I find Drew’s relationship with Monica touching. However, I will not except this change of name acceptable as a replacement for them sending Dillon off into the sunset.

Steve
Steve

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a recast Dillon sometime this year

rebecca1
rebecca1

Why would they recast Dillon, Steve? Robert Palmer was shocked when they let him go; and upset. There were many petitions going around to save him and it seemed like they put him on recurring. After today’s episode seems like that fell through. Another ridiculous cut. We need the Q family and I thought Robert Palmer was great in the role from the minute he stepped in.

Jovin
Jovin

I long for the days of soap weddings when they were a highly anticipated 2 day event, not a Tuesday afternoon 5 minute special. I liked when they had a big hall or a church, not a cramped apartment set. I loved when they would go on location, which could have been far flung, or simply a park two blocks from the studio. I liked when everyone who SHOULD be at the wedding WAS at the wedding, not three people and 2 extras. Soaps have to get back to rewarding fans with event weddings. It is a payoff. Soaps will go on location to film violent kidnapping or murder scenes or explosions. They will rent warehouses to film mob shoot outs. They will film outdoor car scenes or indoor car scenes in real parkades if someone gets hit by a car or stuffed in a trunk. I get that we have no more breathlessly awaited supercouples who took years to get to the altar, and I get that budgets are tight. But if they can spend the money on gloom and doom, they should be able to find some for uplifting events like weddings!

Steve
Steve

While I’d love to see location weddings, I know the budget just isn’t there. I thought Sam and Drew’s wedding was rightfully low key. Her disposition and dress were off for me.

That they couldn’t find the money to have Mac and Felicia at Kevin and Laura’s wedding was stupid. It coincided with the reveal that Felicia actually won the mayoral race, which should have been looked at more from her POV.

Ned and Olivia’s wedding was lacking for a Quartermaine affair. Would it really break the bank to bring back Brook Lynn for an episode or 2?

Fanny
Fanny

Jason’s heart is fractured, he’s lost so much….He’s who my heart bleeds for.

Cathy
Cathy

I loved it. Love dream

Linda R Garner
Linda R Garner

I loved it and love them together.

Shanda
Shanda

How can Sam be so much in love with someone she doesn’t even know? Drew still has all of Jason’s memories and none of his own. What’s is his real personality like? Liz got bashed for wanting to marry Jake Doe with no memories. How is this any better?

Bring on the JaSam reunion. At least Sam actually knows him!

grammy
grammy

no way she loves the person who made up drew and how he is. far better then with sb. she knows the kind of of person drew is,and lovs him that`s all that matters
they had a beautiful wedding

Ree
Ree

no she doesn’t everything drew is IS Jason his thoughts his memories his personality are all from living as Jason for 5 years. No one knows the kind of person Drew is except Kim since she knew him before.

Chrystie-Delancey
Chrystie-Delancey

Well his memories of his daughter being born are his alone.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Drew has his own personality, regardless of whether he lost his memories. If someone has amnesia, but was always funny or intelligent, quiet or loud, affectionate or distant…they’re still all that. The only thing that Drew doesn’t know is his past. Which is why many said “Drew” was never really “Stone Cold.” Because, his personality was always different; it was his own. That’s why he became close to Monica, was a “teensy” more forgiving than Jason regarding Franco, less eager to do Sonny’s bidding, wanted to quit the mob and start a safer life…

These things are all who he is…now he has to fill in the blanks.

kmayne
kmayne

not overly impressive

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Mumbly! I was so focused on poor Genie Francis that I couldn’t tell you anything they said.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I’m upset about Genie too. I’ve always loved the stories on this show but with this move, I am having it tough to hold the show in high regard as I always have.

Nadia
Nadia

I loved it. It was simple and beautiful and full of emotion. I love Dream.

Kelly BachKel
Kelly BachKel

I loved the wedding. It heartfelt, ultra romantic and all about Drew and Sam. I sometimes think viewers have forgotten just how much these two have been through in the last couple of years. They’ve formed a rock solid bond and have a connection strong enough to pull each other away from the brink of death. And chemistry between Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco is scorching hot and undeniable and they are phenomenal in their scenes together.

I’m sure it’s very sad for fans of Sam and Jason to see that couple come to an end but I’m sure Steve Burton is excited for the challenge to establish himself as half of a new great couple on General Hospital.

CJ
CJ

I really enjoyed the ceremony and thought it was closure for Jason. Sam has moved on to someone that she loves and will give her the life she wants for herself and her children. a life she never could have with jason.

Aria
Aria

Why is she still wearing white every time she gets married? Just asking! And goodness grief what’s the saying, the more thins change the more they stay the same, seeing JASON all teary eye was nauseating, and Spinelli was annoying as usual, I feel like the show is going back five years to being the sonny, Carly, & Sam , JASON show. It’s sad in the direction they seam to be going especially since some of us were hoping they be more inclusive and showcase their talented cast instead of the four musketeers. Does everything have to revolve around these four. Just think about it, Nelle and Michael story is bout how sonny n Carly feel , Jason’s return bout sonny n Carly , joslin and Oscar, more Carly, Faison, Anna’s greatest foe is fest what? Now foursome #1 foe. Ava’s redemption tie to guess who? And on and on .

Aria
Aria

Sam and drew were married in front of Curtis Monica Molly Alexis and little Danny , not Jordan, she had the sense to leave something that won’t last, lol.

dmr
dmr

Carly has worn white the last few times she has been married, too (Franco, Sonny). Every story somehow revolves around Sonny, Carly, Jason, and Sam. I agree, it gets old!

Harry
Harry

I know, Aria. All I can say is I knew Sam before she was a virgin,
Other than the dress, I can’t really comment on the wedding scene because I think I fell asleep.
I just find Sam and Drew to be incredibly dull together.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

You are not the only one, Harry!

Fanny
Fanny

Dull is putting it mildly.

grammy
grammy

you can wear white as many times as you want. girls that are pregnant even wear white, it`s just a color.jordan left because she was called in,to workshe didn`t want to leave.sam and drew are the hottest couple gh has not one thing dull about them .they sizzle .sure wasn`t like that with the ex, talk about dull.

Gloria E
Gloria E

Lots of people wear white to their wedding even though they’ve been married several times…. but the rest of your statement I totally agree with I am so sick of them throwing Billy Miller under the bus… like Sonny and Carly’s and Spinelli’s opinions are the only ones that count??? Give me a break… I always found Steve Burton dull before he was with Sam… I wasn’t particularly happy that ihe came back as Jason…. it’s more like real life that she wants to be with somebody who isn’t killing people for a living….. the elephant in the room with his show is about criminals being glorified and I don’t particularly like that…. a good guy with an edge is cool…. but the way Jason is always been written is like he’s this wonderful guy he just happens to kill people for a living… I really don’t get that…. I have been watching GH since I was a little kid with my mom… and if you’re going to have anti-heroes at least have them have some socially redeeming value….

Surline
Surline

Loved it!!! KM and BM have done a tremendous job with this couple and their hard work in making sure that this pairing is believable and root-worthy is commendable. Despite the angst coming their way, this wedding was such a sweet touch. I truly hope they keep them together because there’s nothing better than watching two actors feed off one another so beautifully!

Soaphound
Soaphound

WELL said, surline. And it was nice to have a sweet, drama-free event without the duplicitous Carly or fairweather friend Spinelli interrupting at an inopportune moment. Just wish they’d let Billy shave that beard and grow his beautiful hair out. So tired of the grubby beard look in Hollywood. They’re actors–we want to see their faces!

Shay
Shay

Amen to those tonsorial tips, Soaphound! Billy is such a handsome dude…it would be nice to see him shine in all his well-groomed glory! Ditto for other less well-kempt males on the GH canvas, as well!

grammy
grammy

so agree,billy and kelly love working and being together. love them they are the best thing that gh has

Patrick
Patrick

did I expect to see a drag out knock down FIGHT between a gun for hire and a Navy Seal? Cain and Abel…

this story is not interesting enough… the writers @GH… already quashed this story… they marquee this like it was the 2nd coming of Christ.

Christ , did you see Sam getting ready for her wedding… MONOTONE is putting it mildly .. she’s clearly a dullard… as she looks in her makeup mirror and has a flashback of her and SB wedding. oh well. Sam as the prize has spiraled any thing this story could have done. i’m sick of it.. as Billy Miller , did he cash in ? is he that happy as an actor doing nothing? oh wait.. he’s the owner of Aurora.

is Steve Burton better served with being mauled over by Laura Wright ? what kinda show is this? same ole same ole. of course it is. his mantra : if Sam is happy then so I must be.

the only excitement generating… is Tamara Braun flexing it and doing it with William DeVry. Julian has his swag back… he’s smiling… he’s moving ON from Alexis… with Kim in the picture… it’s so easy to dismiss Alexis and Julian.

the new picture show : Kim and Julian

this wedding is that much more ad nauseum… as every other script between Kelly and Drew.. they’ve exchanged marriage vows so many times it got sick

dmr
dmr

Monotone Sam/Mumbles/and Dullard, another good nickname. I wish the character would leave the canvas. I get so bored watching her on-air.

luisa
luisa

good to hear that Julian is moving on sexy DeVry, love that Sam married Drew, Miller is the man. I wish they give Maura , Michelle strong storylines these ladies can make me wanted snatch them out the TV, yet nothing yet.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Yes, Luisa, I agree. William deVry is one sexy man. Heck, even the back of his neck turns me on. And you’re also right about Michelle Stafford…she deserves so much more. And Billy Miller is the man for me as well.

Timmm
Timmm

I thought for sure Sam would be abducted upstairs before she came down the stairs as the wedding march played. I still think Faison will grab her and Jason and Drew will have to work together to save her.

Fanny
Fanny

Now we’re talking…

Harry
Harry

I resent like hell Sonny trying to make the Faison/Anna story all about him.
Anna is fearless and with her roundhouse kicks and karate chops, she is the Emma Peel of the WSB.
No, Sonny, the fear in Anna’s eyes is not the same fear you saw in your battered mother’s eyes. Anna is nobody’s victim, stop trying to make this all about you. Get your own story. I am sorry, don’t know why I started talking to Sonny like he’s a real person who comments on this site.

Timmm
Timmm

I agree. I like Sonny and often stick up for him BUT I see this to, let Sonny sell his “Coffee” and let Anna do her thing! I dont even mind Jason being involved with Anna because Faison “Shot” him in the back. Plus, Jason and Robin are very much connected so Jason respects Anna. I know this is horrible BUT I was hoping Faison would have taken out Lulu. OR, what about Finn? Faison needs to do something diabolical. Thats who he is and always will be! [No complaints here!] Valenti would never kill off Finn. Well, maybe. Michael Easton can always return for the 100th time playing ANOTHER new character!

Satan
Satan

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Drew was still married, so this whole ridiculous thing was all for nothing.

jenny
jenny

First of all I was never a JaSam fan so i have no vested interest in them getting back together. Also I didn’t care much for Sam when she was with Jason because she centered her whole world around him way too much. After Jason “died” she became stronger and more independent and this has grown more with Drew. And let’s face facts now-if she chose Jason she would be endangering her children and her own life as well because clearly Jason has no intention of changing his life as Sonny’s hitman/right hand man. Sam clearly doesn’t want that life of danger anymore and she loves Drew because with him she has the family and safety she wants now in her life and she and Jason both know that Jason can’t and won’t provide that for her. Jason needs to move on and find someone who can handle his chosen way of life because Sam is no longer that person.

Patrick
Patrick

I guess it’s finally sinking in – for Sam… yeah, she never saw a body… to connect to “Jason” being gone for 5 years… but 5 long years has passed… and it sank in her mind… that as a mother… she think safety first for her newfound family.. and believe it or not… she loves drew… wallah

as for Jason : he’s telling Kim…. of the past 5 years.. he remembers “nothing” except for the past 5 months he was in that “Russian Clinic” so time never moved. he still “thinks” he should be married .. and still carries the same love that never left him…

I liked the reactions of Jason and Kim as they were shooting pool…. it hit Kim moreso when she was told Sam and Drew are getting married.

I had to think about Jason sitting at the bar at the end of the bar drinking his beer by himself… as the wedding night progressed

dag! he doesn’t even know any one to truly commiserate this. I am always glad tho when Sonny and Carly are not sharing ALL HIS screen time… so yeah… if this is time for Jason to stretch his acting chop and fly on his own.

I felt for him…

Patrick
Patrick

thus far: Jason has not “fought” for Sam one iota

yet, the WRITERS have shown Sam… so “devoted” to “Drew” her husband

Jason and Sam shared 3 kisses on the haunted STar. WITH those flashbacks .. when they were ALL that… won me over.. and I said cyanara to Drew

so.. to see Stone Cold being just that… stoic silent any emotion barely rising OUTSIDE OF HIS Buggah blue eyes… take flight and not hold back… according to the writers and fans flailing ABOUT those infamous eyes taking over

NOW … OK not so out of the blue … Drew and Sam FINALLY get married having heard them profess haughtily and mightily renewind their vows over and over. do get married

without so much as a real fight from Steve BUrton character? WHAT WAS THIS ABOUT? yeah, I think they love each other…

don’t forget that cuter post… irreconcilable differences “he loves her, she loves “him” .

so it’s like there is never going to be a fight coming from Steve Burton. unless a mob story gets them entangled… I don’t see any reason why to commit to this

is Kelly Monaco Sam going to resonate that much back and forth… thankfully they are cute as heck YEARS AGO. that’s not going to make Sam of here and now.. that much worth the fight… with stoic cold stone vigilantly holding on to what was… same ole same ole EVEN WITH Sonny and Carly… who ARE NOT generating anything new with… outside of proclaiming Carly has her BFF and Sonny has his supposed side kick.. as he used Jason… because he doesn’t even think

I do think Drew and Sam are going to bore us
I do think Carly and Sonny with Michael and Nelle.. are boring

yes i’m using that word… because I can’t stand to use the word dullard.. yet I will @the writers

it’s going to be interested to see what the WRITERS WILL delve in to or dole out… as they rethink the CANVAS and cast to choose from in which to invite us

because the show isn’t going anywhere with the 4 muskateers and the now infamous and BIGGEST disregard and disrespect going on now… from Frank Valentini… NO Kevin Laura and Spencer… Frank has severed GH in such a way as who knows what to do

they counted on Steve Burton and CArly and Sonny.. with Sam . at this point with Sam and Drew getting married that quickly… I can’t count on Billy Miller at all.

it’s an empty show… unless they put Kim and Julian frontburner

get back to Valentin WITH Anna or Nina… WRITERS WRITE for Michelle Stafford. bring back this threesome with Charlotte.

LEAVE Finn out of the Anna picture.

GH still reads better than Y&R and thankfully DAYS is full steam ahead

BEth
BEth

I thought the ceremony was very seeet. Those vows were beautiful and perfect for them. Love how the wedding was small with people who really love them.

Linda
Linda

I felt Sam had some reservations but went ahead with it. I was surprised that Jason or Spinelli didnt show up and yell “stop this wedding.”

jeanine girard
jeanine girard

Being a fashionista we have to say something about the dress! Does anyone remember Gunne Sax dresses from the late 70’s?? I had one for one of my proms. I immediately thought Gunne Sax when she came down the ‘aisle’, LOLOL!
Otherwise…. The episode seemed very underwhelming now with the weekend abuzz about Genie, etc. I’d love to see Jason paired up with someone a little down the road, have him get his stuff together for a while before jumping into a relationship. I liked him and Kim together, him and Ava, but I also like who each of them are paired with at present.

Patrick
Patrick

I hope you are meaning : Ava and Griffin ; Kim and Julian

now these are sizzling pairings

doesn’t that sound so nice dreamy and MOVING ON w/the show

but I have to point this out : I find Sonny and Carly ; drew and Sam so D-U-L-L

so to see the possibilities of new couples…

GH isn’t going to see it’s ratings move if we don’t see any other relationships develop

this show has to be more than… the 4 musketeer

to see Kevin and Laura spiral… for naught… without Spence

ps: I’ve wanted to post about Ava one woman show.

I didn’t notice any thing that stood out.. about Ava per se

I just noted TWO things-

1. is how HOT Scotty Baldwin still is. I loved his darker hair with goatee @ the gallery… fine gussied up

2. UNDENIABLE loaded full steam ahead.. Maura West and Bryan Craig STILL HAVE . wattage power load … altho did it seem to me it was more on the comforting side and maternal ? if he does return… i’m certain they will lessen his bi-polar… OK no disrespecting the issue. just any thing to get him and keep him and AVA out of the Corinthos orbit…

Scotty and Morgan WOAH

lm cee
lm cee

Loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kelly & Billy are magical together. Loved when Drew was saying his vows and knelt down to Sam’s level. It’s the small things Kelly & Billy do that make this couple seem so real. Wish Scout was there

I do wish that they were married someplace else. Her mom’s house or Monica’s. Never should of been in the Pent House. Hello that place needs to be demolished. Its been tainted since Jake was conceived there.

Donnie Synder
Donnie Synder

The ceremony was beautiful and Sam was pretty,loved the dress! Drew was very handsome and Danny was very handsome! Loved Monica being there and Curtis and the Davis girl and mother! It was perfect!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

I am just glad they actually hired a day player to be the justice of the peace and weren’t married by aunt Stella or any other character — that is one of my pet peeves shows too cheap to hire an actor for the day so they make one of the characters the officiant– most soap weddings are joke compared to what they used to be, but still it is nice when they make an effort to somewhat realistic

Donna Hangge
Donna Hangge

I loved her dress because it reminded me of mine from 1985, ha, ha.

Melita E.Pitts
Melita E.Pitts

It was a beautiful wedding,and I loved the fact that Monica offered to adopt Drew!!!! Now he needs to become a Quartermaine!!!! As for Jason,yes him and Sam had some good times,but there were also a lot of bad ones-where Jason would leave Sam over and over again,and always end up with Elizabeth!!!! One time,when he was with Elizabeth,Elizabeth broke up with Lucky to be with Jason!!!! Sam got together with Lucky,and they ended up being a hotter item than Jason and Elizabeth!!!! Then Jason and Sam got married,which was great at the time,but Franco had to mess up their honeymoon,so,as a result,Jason treated Sam like dirt when she was pregnant with Danny-wanting her to get an abortion at first,because of the possibility that Danny was Franco’s!!!! Of course,we know that he’s not,but Jason still shouldn’t have treated Sam that way!!!! Drew puts Sam and the kids first,with Jason,Sam was behind Sonny,Carly,Michael,and Morgan!!!! Now Morgan’s gone,but you get the idea!!!!!

Cathy
Cathy

I love her with Drew. Loved the wedding. It’s such a relief to have a happy couple.

Rodd
Rodd

A bit of yawn for me. It really doesn’t speak to me as a fan when they make these weddings so small that you blink and miss them.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Watching Sam walk down the stairs, looking like she was going to her death, while Billy was all smiles throughout it all, made me sick. Instead of white, maybe she should have dressed in sackcloth and ashes. Seemed like everyone was happy, but the bride. Oh yes, she said all the right words, but does she really believe them? Of course she still thinks of Jason, and the way they were, but does she honestly, truley love Drew? I think she is cheating all three of them. Is she really worthy of all the love and heartache, these two men are going through, because of her? I always think of that old song, Torn Between Two Lovers, and the words were written for Sam.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I thought it was bittersweet. Simple, understated, very nice. “Danny” is too cute. Beautiful boy. I loved, as others said, that Monica offered to adopt Drew. That was perfect. So meaningful since Drew has felt, after finding out he wasn’t Jason, like an imposter and an outsider. Her complete acceptance and love for him is very touching.

As for the wedding, it was intentionally focused on Sam to show her conflict. She’s obviously still in love with Jason, was remembering another time and place where she and Jason said their vows…and it looked like she might call off the wedding. Then it seemed she took a deep breath, remembered that she loved Drew, too…and went forward with it. Heartbreaking, really, because her heart belongs to two men…Drew’s belongs only to her. (Perhaps it won’t once his memories flood back.)

So, it was sweet, loving and warm. But I felt through the whole thing Sam’s emotional turmoil, Drew’s happiness, Jason’s regret and sacrificial loss.

Sad.

Guest
Guest

ok, So what happens when Drew finally has ALL of his own memories? Sam married Drew a guy who she built a relationship with in Jason’s home with Jason’s past if She didn’t have [Emily ‘Scout] Do you think she still w]

Guest
Guest

It is because BM/Drew does not have his memories back yet.. he’s still has Jason’s memories which is why he couldn’t answer Kim or Oscar’s questions. Think instead of rushing to get married since Jason helped him from staying out of MP Jail for being MIA. The s/l would have been better if Drew helped out with Sonny and Jason. Afterall, this affects him too. Drew and Sam should have waited until Drew gets his memories back. Sam knows “Drew” as A MAN with Jason’s past. They built a relationship with his memories NOT Drew’s . Think things will be A LOT different once he gains his memories back. Think Drew . For all we know things can change and not for the better. Recall that dream of him choking “Jake ” in his sleep and Jake being afraid of him. So not picturing a happily ever after ending for Drew and Sam. Think Betsy sent him away cause Drew pushed Franco down the stairs. Think there is a violent streak in him. #JustAnOpinion [Why else would they substitute and do this ? They were planning on using him to infiltrate Sonny’s organization and then take him out using Drew/Jason and no one would be the wiser except something went wrong with their plan. ]

General Hospital

General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’ As Ava Learns The Devastating Truth About Ryan

Last week on key episodes of General Hospital, the truth was finally out that Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) was masquerading as his twin brother, Dr. Kevin Collins, and that Ava Jerome (Maura West) was an unsuspecting victim in all of this.  As the week began, Ryan and Ava had gone over the bridge, but Jason (Steve Burton) was able to save Ava and pull her back to the bridge, and that set the stage for a powerhouse series of performances by West.

On the bridge with Laura (Genie Francis), who is trying to make Ava comprehend the harsh realization that she has been with a serial killer this entire time, and not the real Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), Ava doesn’t believe what Laura is attempting to tell her.  She believes that Kevin had a mental breakdown.  Laura explains to Ava that Kevin is at General Hospital, while Ryan has been posing as him.  In Ava’s version of the situation, she thinks the switcheroo happened in the last 48 hours when Ryan wanted to whisk her away to be married.  Laura then tells Ava that Ryan switched places with Kevin months ago, and she has never been with Kevin.

It is a horrifying reality for Ava to grapple with as she insists that Kevin loves her.  However, moment by moment, Ava can no longer deny that harsh truth that is right in front of her.  She had sex with her daughter Kiki’s murderer the night she was killed, and she has been sleeping with the wrong man this entire time.

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In heartbreaking scenes, Maura, along with another wonderful performance by GH icon, Genie Francis, illustrated the raw pain and devastation of a woman who has been so blindsided by love, violated, and deceived all at the same time.  The scene where Laura holds Ava on the bridge as she collapses with anguish was soap gold.  But, never underestimate Ava Jerome!  You know she will get her payback.

In another episode, a now drunken Ava heads to the GH to see Kevin for herself, but finds Franco (Roger Howarth).  First, she blames Franco, then he makes her understand that it was Ryan who murdered people and deceived everyone.  He was just helping the PCPD snuff out the serial killer.   She tells Franco that Ryan made her feel like a goddess and that he worshipped her and helped her in her time of need following Kiki’s death.  Ava tells Franco that she hopes Ryan’s still alive so she can kill him herself!

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And still in another moment, Ava runs into the real Kevin in the hospital hallway.  Ava loses her grip and slaps him in the face accusing him of killing her daughter.  Scott (Kin Shriner) pulls her off Kevin, and tries to get her to understand that Kevin was in surgery at GH when she was with Ryan in Niagara Falls.

Sitting down with Ava, Kevin apologizes for what Ryan did to her and everyone else.  Kevin thinks she needs to speak with a therapist, but not him and he will recommend someone.  Later, alone in the hospital corridor, Ava sees a poster of Kevin Collins and rips it to shreds as Scott comes by to calm her down. She sinks to the floor in sorrow over Kiki’s death, and how she ended up falling for Ryan.

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Scene after scene, moment after moment, you can’t get better than West.  Ava is a delicious complex character, who has been so unlucky at love, is so flawed, and at times so revenge-filled, and yet in the hands of the oh-so-skilled and talented Maura West, she has humanized Ava, so that we can’t help root for her to get back on her feet after she falls so far down, so we can witness what trouble she will stir up next.   All of this to say: Michael Fairman TV names GH’s Maura West the ‘Power Performance of the Week”.

So, what did you think about of Maura’s performances on  GH? Did Ava finding out the truth about Ryan live up to everything you hoped it would be? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital

Bryan Craig Talks Javi In ‘Grand Hotel’, Recasting GH’s Morgan, And His Post-Daytime Career

When Grand Hotel finally makes its highly-anticipated debut this summer (Monday night, June 17th) on ABC, soap opera fans will see some very familiar faces in primo roles as this sudsy drama, based on the Spanish series Gran Hotel, tells the story of a family-owned hotel in Miami, the people who run it, and all of the secrets they keep from one another.

Brought to you by executive producers Eva Longoria and Ben Spector, the show explores the family dynamic of the Mendoza family. Longoria herself will play a mother in four episodes of the show, as well.

General Hospital fans will take note that Daytime Emmy-winner, Bryan Craig (Ex-Morgan Corinthos) is front and center in the cast as Javi Mendoza, the troubled son of the family who has some major obstacles in front of him.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Craig during the recent ABC TCA’s Press Tour for the network to get some insight into his new role, how he would feel if GH would recast the role of Morgan (he recently propped up former DAYS star Billy Flynn as a potential viable candidate) and what it has been like post-daytime in his burgeoning career in film and TV.  Here’s what he had to say about his TV life past and present.

What has this experience been like for you taping the episodes of Grand Hotel and working with such a stellar cast?

BRYAN:  It’s been incredible   It feels like it went by so fast.  It’s an awesome group of people.  We’ve got a fun show.

How would you say your character of Javi Mendoza stacks up against GH’s Morgan Corinthos?

BRYAN:  I think it’s one of the most layered characters that I’ve ever played.  There’s a lot going on with Javi.  He has a big disability, kind of like Morgan did.  It’s a physical disability, and there are a lot of challenges that come along with that.  He also has a substance problem.  So, some of the same issues and in the same world that Morgan was in.  Javi is a very troubled character, but he is also a lot of fun, and a ladies’ man … and sleeps with a lot of women! (Laughs)

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Do you think the audience will care for Javi, though?  

BRYAN:  Oh yeah, one hundred percent.  He was written in a very kind-hearted manner.  He’s a great guy, who has had a tough life.

Did they put you through a audition process to nab the role in Grand Hotel?

BRYAN:  They had read hundreds and hundreds of people for this role.  I came in at the tail end of it, and then the process went pretty quickly.  I read once, and the next think I knew, I was in a room with Eva Longoria and director, Ken Olin.  Then two days later, I was testing with Eva, and then I got the call that I had the part.

You’re a part of the core family, the Mendozas, on Grand Hotel, and on GH, you were part of the Corinthos clan.  How do the family dynamics stack-up?

BRYAN:  It’s pretty special.  There are a lot of similarities.  It feels like we have kind of shifted GH into prime-time.  In Grand Hotel, we have Demián Bichir, who plays Santiago Mendoza, and he is my Sonny Corinthos now.   They gave us a very heavy, heavy storyline … just like they gave Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and me.   So, I think the fans are really going to buy into it.   ABC, (I think) wanted to marry that bond a little bit, and I feel it was very apparent in the writing.  This network has been very good to me.

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Did you know that your co-star Denyse Tontz was in Prospect Park’s All My Children reboot as Miranda Montgomery and had a soap past, as well?

BRYAN:  Yes! I did know that.  Denyse plays my sister on Grand Hotel and we work together a lot on the show.  There were quite a few people on the show who came from soaps.  Even some guest stars who came in were big in soap at points.

So, this kind of all  worked out for you!  You left General Hospital, and landed a major primetime series, plus your other movie roles!

BRYAN:  It was a scary move, but it worked out.  I did a few things; a couple of movies, and I did a show for CW for a while, and then this.  So, it’s been back-to-back.  I’ve been fortunate.

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How would you feel if General Hospital, ultimately, recast the role of Morgan?

BRYAN:  You know, if it was to behoove the show, then so be it.   I feel like it was a pretty nice end for me there, but I can’t sit here and be selfish and be like, “I’m the last person who could play that role!”  Would that be awesome?  I mean, yeah!  But, who knows?  They’ve got to do what’s best for the show.

GH’s Maurice Benard had great story in 2018 with the Alzheimer’s storyline involving Sonny’s dad, Mike Corbin (Max Gail).  Had you been checking it out at all?

BRYAN:  I know!   I do keep up with Maurice a lot.   We are good friends.

To remind those who have not seen the trailer to Grand Hotel check it out below.  Will you be watching Bryan in his exciting new role on Grand Hotel? Will you be OK with a Morgan recast on GH, or hope the show will wait for Bryan to return one day? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Is Trapped With A Serial Killer

Ava Jerome (Maura West) got an eyeful on Thursday’s episode of General Hospital when she finds Carly (Laura Wright) gagged and knocked out in the trunk of “Kevin’s” (Jon Lindstrom) car.  Just then, Carly begins to open her eyes, but Ava is stunned when she finds “Kevin” standing behind her.   When Ava is trying to process what she just saw and her groom’s reaction to the sight of Carly in the truck of his car, he tosses it off, and lets her know he has a handle on everything and to go back to their motel room and wait for him.

Later, in their motel room in Niagara falls, Ava considers calling 911, but in that moment decides against, and begins to think that “Kevin” has had a mental breakdown as he has in the past.  When he shows up, “Kevin”asks Ava to trust him,  But when Ava asks why Carly was in the trunk of his car, he responds that it’s a wedding gift for his bride-to-be.

Meanwhile, the manhunt is on for Ryan Chamberlain as the real Kevin Collins has now been admitted to General Hospital.  Chase (Josh Swickard) fills Lulu (Emme Rylan) in on what is going down and she finally remembers it was Ryan, not Franco (Roger Howarth), who stabbed her, and she was his victim when Ryan hypnotized her to believe Franco was the serial killer.

Laura (Genie Francis)is on her way to Niagara Falls with Jason (Steve Burton), who is going to find Carly and bring her home as he is worried sick about his best friend.  Cameron (William Lipton) who is in the Falls with Joss (Eden McCoy)and Oscar (Garren Stitt), who has had a major seizure, runs into Ryan, but doesn’t know it, until he has a phone call with Liz  (Rebecca Herbst) who fills him in that Franco is not the murderer, but Ryan is.  Cameron has the tip to help all, with the name of the motel where Ryan is at.  Liz phones Laura and she and Jason head off to find the motel..

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When Jason and Laura arrive at the cabin, Laura stays in the car as Jason grabs his gun and heads to Ryan’s room.   When an unnerved Ava tries to  tell “Kevin” that he must let Carly go and bring her back to Port Charles safely before they get married, he informs  Ava there is nothing for her to worry about.  He has already taken Carly five miles east of the motel.  Next thing you know, the scene transitions to a shot of Carly lifeless on the ground.  We go back to Jason, who kicks down the  door to Ryan’s room with his gun drawn.

So, what did you think of Ava’s reaction to a kidnapped Carly in the trunk of Ryan’s car? What will happen when Ava realizes she is with Ryan Chamberlain? Share your thoughts as this story heads to its major conclusion, or is it?

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