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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sam Walks In On Nina "Making Out" With A Drugged Silas!



How many of you General Hospital fans perhaps screamed: “No Silas, No!” or  “That loony tunes bitch, Nina!” while watching today’s episode of the ABC soap opera?

Whatever your reaction may have been, it certainly gave Michelle Stafford (Nina) some juicy material as Nina lured Silas (Michael Easton) into her trap by drugging him and saying out loud to herself that he is going to give her a baby! And of course, Nina’s plan comes with permanently attempting to drive a wedge into Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Silas’ romance forever!  But will she succeed?

After drugging Silas, and somehow getting him to “lift her” out of her wheelchair, although we know she needs no assist, Nina is on her back on the couch with Silas on top of her!

Sam, who has begun deducing that it was probably Nina who overheard Silas and Sam talking about Patrick (Jason Thompson), after going over the hospital rooftop security footage with Sonny (Maurice Benard), heads to Silas’ place, where the door is cracked open … and lo and behold she walks in on what looks like the two of them, “making out” only Nina set it up!

So, what do you think will happen next?  Will Sam fall for the trap?  Will Nina get pregnant by Silas?  Will Silas wise up and sober up?  Will Sam and Patrick hook up?  Watch the scene from today’s GH after the jump and then weigh-in!

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Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Silas (Michael Easton)
Are a real awesome soap couple, the way of old days ”get your man” stuff!
I love the two together and they play very well off each other..
A match made in soap heaven!!!!!!
I hope they take it all the way!!!

Sam is lackluster boring and will suck the life out of Michael/Silas and bring him down to boredom land with her ..

GO NINA & SILAS !! YOU ROCK!!! (my now favorite couple 🙂

There really needs to be a like button for comments like this one.

More like an “insanity” one……

OMG…I could not agree more…HOWEVER…. now that Jason is coming back does that mean he is stuck with Sam again? Billy Miller deserves better than that!

I agree. All the men deserve better than to have to prop Sam up.

Don’t let her get to you…su loves the attention. She knows there will be a reaction to this and other comments, and loves it.

@rose….Yes, rather like when one visits the zoo and reacts to the antics of the residents of the monkey cage!

It is really too early for me to know if I can even root for Nina much less like her with Silas. I like her with Franco. They have great potential – two whack-a-doos falling for each other will be hilarious and get us to like both characters.

Love that Sam has two potential romances plus a possible Jason return. I love her character and am glad to see her in good story.

Yes, a couple where one party drugs the other with the intent on sleeping with them without their consent is just soooooo sexy.

Nina and Franco would have been awesome!

I too think Nina and Franco would be a good couple–at least I could watch the relationship develop before my eyes, so I could be invested in it. Right now all her history with Silas was off screen, which make it difficult for me as viewer to relate to them as a couple — so I don’t care if they are together or not. And at least with Franco Nina has some other emotion other than anger, which makes less one dimensional— so I would love it if they explore that side of her instead of focusing solely on this crazy lady bit she is playing.

LOL Shay!

Hahahah C. Agree!

I think a possible Todd/Nina pairing might be in the works…agree that would be an interesting dynamic.

Yes give the loon to the other wacko…
And leave Sam and Silas alone..

Shay, I can’t find that insanity button but mine seems to be on twenty four seven. Speaking of which….Silas was acting goofy, drugged out and downright loopy? Gee, how can you tell?

Agree 100%

They are BORING she doing her best IMITATION OF Joan Crawford, and he’s the 1950 husband..

Move on RC…let the fight between Jason and Silas, not Patrick, he got 2 other people to worry about the Good doctor, and the goody too-shoes nurse..

Why is everybody wailing on Sam?…Lizzie fans or just the Liarsions fans..

I like Sam-I-am. I also like Dizzy-Miss- Lizzy. Like em, don’t love em.
But Silas has become the Perry Como of soap opera characters.
And yes, Nina is Joan Crawford in a wheel chair ala Blanche from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
I am just waiting for someone, perhaps Ava, to screech,”But you are, Nina! You are in a wheelchair!”
By the way, there are rats in the cellar.

Sam was facing the door when on that roof and didn’t see anyone eavesdropping. She didn’t see anyone on the security footage, She has no proof at all. She broke up with Silas. What right does she have to go walking into their apartment like she owns Silas? She’s clearly not only a lousy P.I., she’s also known for being trigger-happy and getting revenge. I fully expect Sam to try and destroy Nina in much the same way she kept trying to destroy Liz, Maxie, and Carly over the years. Difference is, this time she won’t hire two thugs to terrorize Nina. She’ll handle it herself.

Did Sam have a key or just walk in…the door is usually locked when Nina’s walking around and now conviently open for Sam to catch Silas with Nina…and if Nina left it unlocked how would she know Sam would show up or was that just a lucky moment for Nina…i was on phone so did i miss something???

The last time she walked into his apartment was the day of the birthday party and she had a key in her hand, stuck it in her purse and basically caught Silas looking at pictures from his wedding to Nina. She snatched the picture from his hand before he could put it away. It was obvious that he still loved Nina and only told Sam he was ready to move on because he knew that was what she wanted to hear.

Once Sam broke up with him, she should have given the key back.

As for those who like Franco and Nina together. Franco still makes me ill. I’d never pair those two together.

You’re such a veteran of soaps. Surprised you would ask. :))

Rose…ive watched soaps for 50 years but im not perfect…some things i do forget or i get distracted while watching…like a phone call…thanks for reply!!!

@Claire…I don’t know if it was so obvious that he still loved Nina. I think he was just nostalgic…feeling a moment for a past love as we all might do in a similar situation. I have no doubt he loved Sam…he’s the one that said it first…not the other way around so I don’t think he said “what she wanted to hear.” I think he cares about Nina and feels responsible for her…but I do believe he would have moved on with Sam had Nina not been in the wheelchair.He seemed genuine and ecstatic about his relationship with Sam. I don’t think it was a Patrick/Robin/Sabrina thing…

To say I am disgusted by Nina and her actions is am understatement. Nina drugged Silas to try to get him into bed which is rape. Silas and Sam are in love and the only thing standing between them is Nina. She needs to have her plans take a turn on her and Siam need to get the upper hand.

seriously.. rape .. good gawd..
Silas is so drugged he couldn’t get it up with a rope ahaaa..

I would get a kick out of watching how Nina could rape Silas, now that would be interesting and a humorous .. lol

…it would be…humorous…to watch Nina try to rape Silas? Yikes.

So true, Laura….this latest escapade of Nina’s has an extremely high ick factor. If the tables were turned and a guy were the one slipping a roofie to a female character, there would be all kinds of outcries. How such storylines are configured in the guise of entertainment never cease to amaze me!

Good point Shay. Rape is wrong no matter who is the victim.

@Timmm….Apparently not everyone agrees with that sentiment, judging by the comment made above our posted objections! Takes all kinds, I guess….. @@

I’d say what’s standing between them (Silas and Sam) is Sam’s betrayal of Silas. No, not physical but she obviously didn’t trust him enough…believe him…when he said he didn’t speak to the press. If it had been Jason I don’t think she would have hesitated a second or would have had a doubt.

What I don’t like is her mistrust came out of the blue. She’s stuck by Silas when he was accused of killing Nina…she believed him when he said he didn’t have feelings for Ava…and now, all of a sudden, she sides with Patrick?

On a side note, I thought Silas’s grief was completely poignant and believable. Soaps have a way of minimizing the loss of loved ones. Sam…and actually Molly…seemed to have an initial moment of grief and that was that.

This is a sloppy shift of the gears in breaking up S&S to make way for Jason and Sam. They should have broke them up a little longer and believable. Seems like they just rushed it for Sam to be single.

You’re probably right, Timmm. I think it would have been more interesting to see Sam in conflict, as she was when Jason was alive and she was falling for John (before he became John again with the name Silas! LOL).

The light hearted comments about rape disturb me as RC’s take on it everything is funny ! Why don’t we ask victims of rape how funny it is. Maybe we should write stories about something else if that is possible. I find it totally distasteful.

I think all of this is being taken out of proportion. No one is being lighthearted about rape. su0000 made a comment…What I interpret she meant was she didn’t think it possible that Nina could physically be strong enough to do such a thing…and that Silas was so drugged he wouldn’t even be able to perform. Though misguided…I think she was just stating her feelings that it wouldn’t be possible.

As for Ron taking it lightly…I don’t think that’s his intent either. Nina is portrayed as mentally disturbed right now…out for revenge. She’s hurt, she’s bitter, she’s resentful, she’s broken…and her actions are maniacal. If she should succeed in getting pregnant by Silas…I doubt the matter will be hangled indelicately.

RC did a simiilar thing on OLTL…though in that case it was really brutal…Todd was being held captive by a woman that makes Nina look like the epitome of normal. It was horrific to watch…and the aftermath was heavy.

Let’s wait and see what happens before we get all up in arms assuming storyline or intentions. For all we know Sam “saves the day…”

Give this lady a DOLLAR…Silas and Sam ARE RIGHT FOR EACH OTHER…
What’s all this hate for Sam…Liasions need to get a LIFE AND GRIP…

Just give Sam and Silas a baby…then let the Chosen One comeback to the show no matter who plays him…

I just wish the airtime would be given to other characters like Anna Devane,Alexis Davis,or another classic GH character. The “Clay Family” and “Obrecht/Westbourne” extended families are just taking time from the characters and families I want to see. I wish the current writing team could get a spin off to transplant all their new characters. I counted and one third of all characters are cartini creations and they’ve only been at the helm two and a half years.

Much like writers Stephen Black and Henry Stern (forgive me if the names are wrong) gutted and nearly destroyed As The World Turns in the mid 90’s…that is what this regime has done to GH. There is no one to root for…no one to care about….and it would take a writer with the brilliance of Claire Labine or Douglas Marland to repaid the egregious damage that has been done!! Doug is dearly departed, but Claire is still around.

Jagger…Alexis gets plenty of airtime!!! Too bad that the writers have turned her into a ridiculous mob moll who will spread her legs for the murderer of the week and believe the best of them against all logic. The less said about the destruction of the character of the once smart and savvy Anna…the better. This regime has destroyed every legacy character and couple that ever existed on the show!!! It is terrible!!!!!

Exactly, Johnny!…..Alexis and her omnipresent peep show get MORE than enough airtime! It’s downright embarrassing and disgusting watching her dress and behave like a lovesick, sex-crazed teenager….even Molly has more common sense and class than her mother! As for Anna, I hear you! She has totally lost her sharp edges….instead of hanging out and holding her own with the big boys, she has now been reduced to playing “Charlie’s Angels” with “Foxy Brown”….their “girlfriends” act is getting old really fast! Let Ms. Devane reclaim her divine default setting of kick-ass, whip-smart fabulous!!!!!

Even if they could get a spinoff it wouldn’t be successful. These guys need the GH brand but they do everything in their power to dismantle the show’s history.

Really, why was it necessary to bring on all these new characters as members of new families with no real ties to the history of GH. History is important to soaps. There is a reason that they survive for decades.

You just have to question why TPTB have such contempt for GH history and veteran characters. I have heard people comment on messageboards that if they were writers they would write what they wanted too. Well, again, why such contempt for the history? Even if you want an influx of new characetrs, why not Webers, Quartermaines, Hardy’s and Spencers? Why the whole Westbourne/Obrecht lunacy? How convoluted and contrived. Nathan ( a terrible character and actor btw) is linked to Nina, but also Dr.O’s son and Britt’s brother and of all people, Victor’s son? Why couldn’t that character come on as the son of Jimmy Lee Holt and thrown into the Q universe? Or a Hardy or Weber?

But more to the point of writers being able to write what they want and what does the writer and the producer owe the longtime fans and the history.

Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati did not create General Hospital. They were given jobs on the show. People who create shows, Shonda Rimes, Chuck Lorre, Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, Norman Lear, those are people who create, who have vision and who have license to do whatever they want as it is their’s, they own it from start to finish. A soap like GH had 48 years before them and they have an obligation to that 48 years of history.

GH50…I see both sides of the coin here.

On the one hand I agree with you and others about wanting more airtime with the longtime GH characters. I want to see more of Mac and Felicia, Lucy and Scott, Anna and Duke…I was angry and sad that AJ died. I would have loved Robert Scorpio to stay…and Holly, etc. Would love to Stephan Cassadine come back too…And I’m thrilled that Ned is hanging around.

On the other hand many of the older characters are not around anymore…Lila and Edward couldn’t live forever…not in Port Charles or in real life.

I think with soaps having a questionable future, it makes sense to incorporate new people as well as other actors from dearly departed soaps. Broadens the fan base.

At this point GH is still a comfortable old friend that I’ll continue to watch…wouldn’t want to lose this old town and its folks anytime too soon….

Rebecca 1, I don’t have a problem with new characters, although there is a limit to how many you should introduce and how fast.

But my point was not that there shouldn’t be new characetrs, it is that more should be tied to GH history and families. The West/Westbourne/Obrechts are a convoluted mess and have no ties to GH history and families. Giving a ridiculous character like Dr.O all this family is just contrived utter nonsense while killing off AJ at the same time. Liz has no family, the Webers and Hardy’s are non existent.

Have FV/RC introduced any new characters that have ties to GH history and families in any meaningful way. Sabrina, Felix, Brad, Ava, Nathan, Silas, Kiki, Dr.O, Madeline, Britt Levi, Rosalie, Jordan. That’s 13 characters in two years or less, all with no ties to historic GH families or characters.

This is and should be General Hospital. A show with a rich history and tradition that spans 50 years. It should be honored, respected and preserved. Over a dozen new characters in two years with no ties to that history shows a blatant disregard for it and for its fans.

I wanted Dr.O to be Anna’s half sister and instead of Franco i wanted R.H. to play the son of Jimmy Lee who comes to town looking for his part of the Quartimaine fortune…Felix shouldve been related to Justice(was that his name) and also tied to the Quartimaines…Sabrina is tied to Juan and is related to Santiagos who were on the show…Silas is related to Stephan Clay from the GH spinoff so technically i considered him part of GHs history but wish he had a better connection…but GH50 i still agree with you…too many newbies in too short of time…

I agree but almost all the characters were new at some point. I dont mind the Clays at all I just wish there was a better balance. On Y&R the Abbotts and Newmans are always a part of a major story line. On GH we have the Quartermaines but they are hardly ever on the front burner. Inexcusable!

I see your point GH50…but I think it gets a bit contrived when everybody is related to everybody thrice removed. I’m being sarcastic but though I love the legacy characters/families…and I’d love to see more of them…I have no problem with new characters unrelated that weave into the tapestry.

The Jeromes are connected to Corinthos…Britt is connected to Nicolas…Nathan to Maxie, Felicia, Mac…Brad and Felix to Lucas. My point is it’s not like they’re separate stories. Though they come on without history they attach quickly to those with history and I find myself liking most of them.

As for Dr. O…I love her and like that it’s an expanding circle with her, Britt, Nathan, Faison and now Victor. A good way of incorporating new characters with established ones.

Ratings are up…that’s a good thing.

Nina with Silas is a joke! The actors look so awkward together. In my mind Sam and Silas are also lackluster. ME is not reaching his full potential here with either actress. There is no spark. Sam with a Patrick would certainly make things interesting especially with Jason’s pending arrival. Would have loved to see Silas actually torn and showing his love for Nina. Not liking Nina being portrayed as a cartoon character. Personally, missing Easton with Archer.

I never have seen a cartoon character in any soap, nope never have..
at some point in time someone must have smoked too much weed and saw a cartoon character in a soap and posted it on a soap board and all the readers grabbed onto it , ran with it like it’s some kind of hip cool soap jargon …… 🙂 LOL

MS/Nina is no cartoon, really she isn’t .. No matter how high one gets, she is not..

Firstly, no one is high! Get a grip… observation was made that the character is comical and cartoonish not that she is related to Bugs Bunny…

I completely understand the point the prior poster is making. Stafford is a good actress but is a bit much in her portrayal. Only so much craziness one can take. An actress portraying Nina where Silas would have been truly conflicted would have been preferred in my opinion. Show us some real turmoil not crazy over the top nonsense

Sabrina and Felix are cartoons from Cinderella…Felix was Sabrina’s fairy godmother who magically transformed Sabrina into a beauty so she could attend the ball…lol…Alexis with her revealing cleavage could easily pass for Jessica Rabbit…lol…Nathan is as wooden as Pinochio…lol…so here is a few cartoons on GH…lol

the cartoon calling is stupid, juvenal and nonsense..
they are actors doing soap acting, ya know ”soap acting” .. 🙂
No matter how high one could get, they still would not be cartoons, in any manner
MS is a great actress and is acting her part as written and directed, a real soap Weirdo.. not a cartoon by any means.. sigh …

((I gotta get me some 420 and see these cartoons in GH ahahaaa)
jimh has it going I want what he has ,…LOL 🙂

jimh ..
I wanna smoke what you’re smoking.. pass the bong !!
I want to see cartoon people too!!! 🙂

@su000 stop riling people up so much LMAO. But I get what you are doing. Others don’t . @jimh(leave to to beaver) always hilariously spot on. But it begs the question if you can hear someone knocking on a door and still have your wits about you after the commercial break to REALLY hear a persistent knock..the least you could have said before the passing out kiss was…you better hope I don’t wake up and remember this…IJS

I SINCERELY hope this doesn’t tie into Obrecht stealing Lulu’s egg. SERIOUSLY!!! Madeline is her sister after all and she owes her for Nathan. That would be convuluted beyond belief.


OMG don’t bring MS, Here….I don’t care to see her

Sam and Silas, that’s ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

Since posters have complained in the past how Ron C., likes to change history and repeat himself, i say GH should hire Melissa Archer as a nurse named Nola who comes to town claiming to be the real Sam Morgan(like OLTLs Natalie/Jessica) and Alexis later learns she had faternal twins Sam and Nola…then Nola and Silas could be paired!!!

He’ll yes! I am sooooo ready for this. Would be jumping for joy to see Melissa and Michael together again.BRING HER ON

THIS !!!!

Michael and Melissa would knock it out of the park. Damn that would be fantastic.

I would have liked to see Silas actually torn and just emote in general. The Nina and Silas scenes are awful which is a bummer because I actually like Nina.

Michelle Stafford has been a riot to watch as Nina, just like I expected she would be. There aren’t too many that play the vindictive woman scorned better than her. They’re giving her plenty of tremendous material, and she’s playing it for all she’s worth.

I’m still looking forward to seeing her go toe to toe on screen with Maura West and Laura Wright, among others. There won’t be any scenery left on the stage when those ladies get done, and that’s perfectly fine with me. That’s what soaps are all about. The more over the top, the better, in my book!

Couldn’t agree with U more , especially Michelle and Maura the two of them
together will be hell on wheels. Nina and Franco would be a great combo.

too much LLIFETIME acting…they overact!!!!!!!!!!!

i don’t know how i feel about sam, she always plays everything with a sense of entitlement, and Silas plays everything like he’s bored, the guy has no life/personality, its like he’s been in a coma for the past 20 years. I know that Nina is supposed to come across like the crazy one but you know what? if i lost 20 years of my life and my “husband” and lover acted like i’m some annoyance, hell i would really make them pay. the fact that they are playing Sam as smarter then Anna for finding out who ran over Patrick/sabrina was a joke, and i’m already not looking foward to seeing Jason come back if they are going to Make it Sam and Jason. Billy Miller should either play Lucky or if he is playing Jason i hope he remembers his time with Liz. They would make one beautiful couple.

Michael Easton as Silas Clay is not likeable at all. He and Michelle Stafford are like two wet noodles together. Granted he and Monaco have chemistry but to me that even seems muted. What a disappointment with these characters. McBain will always be my favorite. I agree with the prior poster ME AND MA rocked it.

LovedMcBain. Rather have Michael be a cop and work with an amped-up Anna than just carrying charts around being a doctor.

True,true,true he’s been a wet noodle lately— McBain was a fantastic character sorely missed.

Agreed. Easton was made to play McBain , Silas Clay on the other hand is awful and his pairing with Monaco has fizzled out. Enough already with them! Sorry to say Stafford is not better. Those two are incredibly awkward together, like two wooden sticks. Damn what a shame indeed!

Well, it is coming..
ME/Silas has finally gotten a story for him ..
give him a bit, and he will back with all his talent..
that happens when one gets a stary ..

This character of Nina and this actress are not working on this show in any way shape or form. Just the same as much of this show is just not working on any level currently. It is SO sad to have a front row seat to witness what this show has become. It is a parody and a joke of what the show was and what the entire soap genre is. I figure if you add a laugh track…this show could be a sitcom.

I think Michelle is great as Nina. Remember she was on Y&R and I wasnt such a big fan of hers. This character is over the top BUT she will settle in and become part of Port Charles. Give her time. Right now she is outrageous and I think its a wink to the 80’s soaps which were great!

That’s we have Laura Wright for…She can pack up and go back to Her first gig YR..

that is what I said and see too..
ina is a true soap wacko from the 80’s soaps..
We had many as Nina back then, and I loved them all..
It’s just some old fashioned writing of a revengeful 80’s drama diva villainess..
MS is knocking it out of the park!!

Someone should add a laugh track to your posts.

I already have Steph. Don’t you worry!

I hope Monday’s opening that featured Nina & Britt is not the “brand new” opening that TPTB promised we’d see in July.

I’m just suprise Silas didnt have his shirt off…lol

Good! Hated Sam and Sinus together! Cannot wait for Kelly Monaca and Billy Miller as Sam and Jason!

Sam will pull Jason down to the bottom of that well of need she lives in. I want better for Jason — like a life away from Sonny and from Sam and all that went on before. Sam is a pall of grey over everyone she interacts with. If she gets together with Patrick then poor Emma.

The only way the character of Jason could ever work again is if he was finally brought back as Jason. Jason Quartermaine! Not the brain damaged unrepentant murderer with the fake last name given to him by Sonny. But given this regimes love of the mob and murderers…that won’t happen. I never thought I would prefer the Phelps Guza reign of terror that plagued this show for 11 years…but after Cartini…I would gladly have Phelps and Guza back. And that is saying something!!!!! Cartini loves and reveres and idolizes murderers and mobsters and psychopaths and rapists and glorifies all of it and even tries to downplay it with humour….or what Ron thinks passes for humour! Paging Wendy Riche and Claire Labine!!!!!! Come home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have the perfect Jason recast!! Timothy Adams from Sunset Beach. He looks like Steve Burton, he has a physique like Steve Burton, and he has a natural understated quality to his acting like Steve Burton. I don’t know what he looks like these days, but I’m sure he hasn’t changed too much. I could totally see him as Dr. Jason Quartermaine, full of heart and integrity. I know I’m dreaming…heart and integrity are not words that usually go along with Ron Carlivati’s writing. And speaking of how people look today, if anyone is interested, check out recent pics of Dana Ashbrook who played Bobby on Twin Peaks. He looks Killer Bob now!!

Hi Timmmm. I’m just wondering…I have seen a lot of posts here where people are stating that Billy Miller will be Jason…stating it as fact. Has this been confirmed everywhere? I haven’t seen it. I have heard he will be Lucky Spencer and I heard another character as well. But I don’t know. In my books, he would make an awesome Lucky…as he has that boyish quality. He looks far too young to play Jason I think. And Liz is currently alone while Sam’s plate is kind of full at the moment…

Another Liarsions fan…

Strong rumor that he has signed but not confirmed. I would LOVE Michael Muhney as Jason and Billy Miller as Dylan Q.

Ya. Billy is much more suited to Lucky or Dylan. And as for Muhney, well, he could certainly pull off the expressionless, emotionless acting style that Burton was forced to play the character of Jason in, but he would not be a good Jason. Jason was a “golden boy”, a big blonde behemoth. Michael Muhney does not fit the character physically and we don’t need anymore plastic surgery stories because then they would have to explain how he lost all his muscle mass in 2 years, etc. I guess I’m just not that big a fan. I mean, he was an okay actor but I never understood the furor and anger over his dismissal. And now people are just mentioning his name in conjunction with ANY role, regardless of whether he would fit the role or not. If Billy is not Jason, then the show needs to find a hulking blonde with acting talent to play the role. Steve Burton did win an Emmy in this role. People who say he couldn’t act are very wrong….he acted the character exactly as it was written for him for the 16 years when Jason was a brain damaged murdering thug.

Do you really think Billy Miller can play Jason? This is not a knock to BMiller but unless the character of Jason when he wakes up starts singing Disney tunes I don’t see it.

If this regime had any sense, Billy Miller would be Lucky. But they have proven that they have none of that so I am flabbergasted.

Billy is a tremendous talent. He will pull it off BUT he would fit in as Jason Quartermaine easier than Jason Morgan.

Speaking of Disney…Sam will probably have to kiss Jason and he’ll magically wake up from a coma!!!

Also about your rape rely above…i could watch those storylines as long as the person commiting the vile act is punished…i agree rape isnt something to make fun of…i have good reason from my childhood not to think it a laughing matter!!!

They should be very interesting together .

I love your use of the word Sinus Tim!!!!! I never even contemplated that but it fits!

Let’s all play a drinking game!! Every time Nina mentions “the list”…we all take a chug. Just give ‘er to the liver!! But seriously…the only other one who mentions a list and checks it often is Santa Claus!!

While we’re at it why don’t we have a drinking game for every time someone pulls a gun, or every time a buff man is shirtless, or every time Sonny mumbles, or every time Spencer over acts, or —– oh what the heck, why don’t we just watch the show drunk— because I think the writers are when they write this show. LOL

I’m on Team Mary!!!!!!!! Lol. Mary I’m Canadian too! I agree with all your comments here. And there is no doubt in my mind that RC is either drunk or high when he writes a lot of their crap. But I am utterly convinced he is when he makes his hostile social media posts and insults actors, fellow industry folk, and fans. No one who is coherent is THAT arrogant to post some of the things he has. We all have to work for a living…and you can be darn sure that I don’t make any kind of disparaging posts about my colleagues or my customers. Anyone who does should be fired immediately…and I’m a union guy!!! Ron Carlivati is not an untalented man. I loved a lot of his work at OLTL. I am impressed by his ability to plot long term umbrella stories. But he has dismantled and decimated the very core of GH and done so boldly and unrepentantly. ABC has to have given him carte Blanche to do as he pleases and assured him that he won’t be fired. I guess that’s good for him! His prior fallback career was being a lawyer. And I can surely see the reason he is no longer a lawyer if his absurd preposterous courtroom scenes on GH are any indication of his grasp on the law. I often feel bad for talking bad about this man but he has utterly destroyed this show that was once the apex of soap opera!! Fans are the reason he is employed and he doesn’t care at ALL what the fans think, say, or feel.

lmao…so true!!! Speaking of Spenser…me thinks Ron C. had seen Home Alone 2 with Kevin staying at the hotel and wrote that in for Spenser…not an original idea Ron C.!!!

Reply her about your comments above about Silas and Nina as a couple…what the show needs to do is show us flashbacks of Silas and Nina…how they met, their developing relationship, marriage, Madelyn and her attempts to break them up leading to Ninas coma…and possibly Nina giving birth to Kiki and Ava taking the child to pass her off as her own…it is hard to accept Silas and Nina as a couple with only knowing what happened off screen so flashbacks might help!!!

Oh Jim!!!!!!! Wrong!!!!!!!! Do we really need to give MORE airtime to Nina and Silas??? Through flashbacks yet???? So we can laugh at 50 year olds trying to play scenes when the characters are 20??? No one, with the possible exception of Su and a couple others, cares about these people as a couple!! There is enough backlash about this shows treatment of beloved characters without creating flashbacks of Dr. Mumbles and his rapist Mrs. Whackjob!!!!

Johnny i get what your saying about the flashback thing…im not really ‘su…crazy, lol,’ about Nina and Silas myself but flashbacks doesn’t exactly mean more airtime…showing them as 20 somethings might be laughable like those silly reality series about so called housewives who are middle aged and try to act 20ish but still i see no harm in showing flashbacks! I want to know more about the characters im watching even if i like them or not instead of them talking about what happen off screen!!! We might not always agree or disagree or respond to each other but i always look forward to reading your well written comments, Johnny!!! Yours, like Shays, and a few others are often more entertaining to read than our soaps!!!

Thanks Jim!! I always look forward to yours as well. You challenge the writer in me.

Right back at ya, jimh!!!! There really are some very super people who park their thoughts here, and it’s always a huge kick to check in and see what’s happening. But sadly, therein lies the problem….we should be entertained by GH and coming here to share our thoughts of enjoyment of it with others, instead of having to compare notes on our disenchantment with sundry aspects of the show! Quite frankly, as much as I love our little discussions and debates, I truly cannot imagine having done this not so long ago in regard to the ups and downs of GH….it’s only been in the past few years that I have felt so much frustration that it’s been necessary to vent. But I guess as another of our favorite posters, Patrick, has commented, this little community really has become the 5th soap…LOL!

I am not a big SAM fan…. I think she is dour and boring…. I don’t think I have ever seen her really laugh at something…then again, neither does Silas.

I just don’t want Jason to come back and be shackled to Sam…the new actor, Billy Miller, is so much better than that!

I also think Patrick needs a spicy love interest… Sabrina is not the answer…not even sure how she fits into the canvas anymore…

Put SAM on the back burner …not sure why TPTB think she is leading lady material… good grief.

Sam is monotone..
Happy, sad, mad, she is the same, expressionless .. ..
she is even boring when she cries, and she sniffles/cries a lot … lol 🙂

IF Billy Miller came on and was paired with Sam she would destroy him and drag him down to being a lackluster guy playing off her ..

Sam is just okay–don’t hate her, don’t love her. But for you to say Sam is a big nothing and then follow with the declaration that she would destroy your hero Billy Miller does seem a bit contradictory. If she is that big of a nothing then how does she have the power to destroy the force of nature (n your view) that is Billy Miller? You do realize that you constantly contradict yourself, right?

I think Sam needs to go, period. She’s never been leading lady material.

From your mouth to God’s ears. I find Sam’s constant blubbering and need to talk every damn thing to death to be BORING in the extreme. Poor Danny, being raised by a watering pot.

As much as I am looking forward to the story possibilities of a resurrected Jason, if they put him back with Sam he will die of terminal boredom just as I am. If Sam cannot support a positive story then get rid of her. Send her back to Sonny, he seems to enjoy her constant whining and between the two of them they can talk each others’ ear off so we don’t have to be subjected to them.

I pray that they don’t pair her with poor Patrick either… that poor character has had nothing but misery in his life for 2 years now… he deserves a bit of light hearted happiness…. but it looks like they are trying to push them together…. just plain YUCK! If they do that to Patrick, Jason Thompson needs to fight that with everything he has!

I like Sam…always have. But she has no one to play with anymore. She was fun with Jax, with Lucky, with Jason. She was connected closely to Sonny thru Jason…she also worked well with Spinelli. With all gone, or out of her life, she seems like a lone wolf. That’s why I liked that she was beginning to form some sort of nucleus…with Danny, Rafe, Silas and Kiki…thought they’d be a family and see what happens from there. Now she’s just without a sidekick, which I’m sure is temporary. Would like to see her animate a bit and get involved in something interesting.

Although, I wonder what the repercussions will be from the Davis house explosion. That might put her more into action mode…

Sam needs to lighten up…her and Silas also talk as if they are whispering…have to use closed captioning just to know what they are saying…lol…maybe if Sam had more of an edge she might be more interesting…let her kick Nina’s ass!!!…lol

I find Sam to a be a monotone. Sam is on most days, same clothing, demeanor-no real spark. I love when they dress Kelly up. She looks great in white. She needs an exciting love interest. Jason and Silas-very depressing souls.

You rather have Lizzy, then right

Gosh no! Little miss perfect? No. I do miss the days of when Lulu( the old Lulu) had some real FIRE! She and Johnny had some chemistry… I am struggling because I have watched this show since 80’s but I don’t run home from the office to put it on because I just cant wait to see it as I did before…

I loved the chemistry between Sonny and Brenda, The fire from Alan and Monica, the crazy dysfunctional love of Luke and Laura…why cant we get some of that?

The closet to that crazy love is on Days with Sami and Ej which of course is now over with both leaving the show…. but you get my point!

Patricks relevance to the canvas hinged on Robin. When Robin was written as Robin and not some brain dead plot point who would step in league with the same psychopaths who kidnapped her in order to save her friend Jason The Friendly Neighbourhood Murderer. I think Jason Thompson is an amazing actor…but I think it would be best if they just gave it up. Let him go. He will do fine!!! He could easily get another job. Watching the writers cram and force him into these completely out of character scenarios is painful to watch!!!!!!! Watching him run around the hospital screeching at a comatose teenage boy “You killed my son!!!” Was akin to when Starr came on and the writers had her screeching and wailing at Sonny “You killed my family…you will pay!”. Ya…because a 20 year old girl is REALLY going to do that to a mobster!! Patrick is a doctor……..he knows that baby may have been born severely prematurely anyway. Rafe did not kill that kid….that kid was born early and Cartini made it die hoping for the same emotional impact that came when BJ died. Not gonna happen under this farce!!!!!!

Patrick and Maxie. This pairing would be so good it would write/right itself. Enough said.

Uhhhh…no to Patrick and Maxie. Maxie is Robin’s lil cousin…Patrick is her beloved cousin’s husband. I see absolutely no romantic chemistry between them nor would I want to.

@Johnny. I don’t agree with letting great actors “go”/ losing beloved characters… just because they’re not currently involved in a storyline some fans don’t like.

Jason Thompson as you said is a great actor. I think a better suggestion would be to find him a great storyline. The man can play sleazy womanizer, romantic lead, loving father, grieved widower, outrageously angry…

With all the complaining about too much mob, too much violence on GH, Patrick is one of the few characters who is stable and law-abiding. The devastation, cumulatively, he’s suffered between Robin’s supposed death, Robin’s return, breakup with Sabrina, finding out he wasn’t Britt’s ” baby’s” father, and now the death of his son can absolutely turn a good man to destruction. We all have our breaking points.

Instead of physical revenge, constant action, it might be interesting to see the unraveling of a good man due to external forces. Psychological drama could be at its best with Thompson’s acting prowess…

correction: currently involved…not “not” currently involved…

If Jason comes back as a Quartermaine he will be a doctor and Sam will only be in his life because of Danny. I see him rubbing shoulders with perhaps a new character at the hospital?

I also said Jason should return as a doctor with him forgetting his mob past…i can see him and Silas at the hospital…fighting over Sam!!!

I would love that. Would love to see nuJason as a Quartermaine and as a doctor. Bring back hospital stories-romances. Not the angst-ridden and serious mobster Jason.

I like Sam, in fact she is one of the few reasons I watch GH any more. I would be glad if Steve Burton/Jason would leave the role on Y&R and come back. Burton’s Jason and Sam were the best couple on GH and I hope that whoever they replace Burton with can play the role in a similar fashion and he has chemistry with Kelly Monaco/Sam.

Getting ahead …the the explosion at Alexis could make a potential “partnership” with enemies…Sonny and Julian. Watch out Tony when you come home from summer vacation.

Just wanted to say LOVE the NEW OPENING credits , FINALLY I get JULEXIS together

I understand that Nina just woke from a 20 year coma; but, the awkward 90’s references need to stop. They are awkward. Not funny. I enjoyed the scenes with Ned and Olivia much more than most of the current stories on General Hospital. I laughed out loud at Olivia, while in the Metro Court dining room and then in Ned’s suite. I liked seeing Olivia in a different capacity, other than Dante’s mother, Rocco’s grandmother, Sonny’s most recent and slighted love interest. Lisa and Wally have great comedic chemistry! I love Wally Kurth! Loved Olivia snapping her fingers at Ned telling him to “keep up;” and then wanting to be a “hero” to the abandoned animals. Tired of Carly and Sonny’s repeated scenes, about Carly always being there for Sonny, and how he will always be a part of her life for the sake of their boys. This story has been told one too many times. The “boys” are adults. Let’s move on.

I want to see CHEMISTRY…remember the crazy in love days??! I do miss the days of when Lulu( the old Lulu) had some real FIRE! She and Johnny had some chemistry… I am struggling because I have watched this show since 80’s but I don’t run home from the office to put it on because I just cant wait to see it as I did before…

I loved the chemistry between Sonny and Brenda, The fire from Alan and Monica, the crazy dysfunctional love of Luke and Laura, Carly and Jax,…why cant we get some of that?

The closet to that crazy love is on Days with Sami and Ej which of course is now over with both leaving the show…. but you get my point!

Lisa got her shine back with her scenes at the Metro. Her and Ned are golden. Would love to see Olivia move into the Q mansion!

I don’t like Nina nor her nurse. I don’t think we’re meant to like them tho… kinda like the britch.

I hope that Silas figures her out sooner rather than later. I don’t like Silas with Nina either. I do like him with Sam, and of course there will be more problems when the new Jason shows up… and will he be the same nice hitman he was before, or like the old Jason Q, or some new version all together? So say Silas and Sam figure out all the dirt on Nina and the nurse, and kick them out, they move on, get closer, and in walks Jason. And then of course Sam will find out that Patrick and Robin knew that Jason was still alive.

I almost hate to give this more buzz by commenting on it but I really hate the chemistry between MS and ME. Their acting styles just clash and ME is not the same caliber actor as the great MS. I would rather they do Silas/Sam/Patrick and pair Nina up with a much better actor.

I love your comment…she’s a ham actress….I don’t know why that had to break up…..I rather have Silas with Sam, I Guess the Jasamfan and the Samtrick fans have worn the Siam fans down….I Don’t know why they didn’t go with the baby angle…..Sam had sex with Silas at least ALL THE MONTHS THRU JUNE 2014..

and she didn’t get pregnant once….I guess I’m goin to see how this story play out……

I do not remember the mag or who wrote it but they said Cartini do not know how to write love stories and I am beginning to believe they are correct. After over a year of building the romance of Silas & Sam, obtaining a large fan base, rating high in most polls, 25 weeks in the top 5 in one magazine, they decided to destroy them simply because they were so proud of their new acquisition MS ( I am not saying she is not a wonderful actress) but they were so full of obtaining what “everyone wanted” and shouting it from the mountain tops they didn’t care what their fans wanted so in one day they began the destruction of Siam- the day the character of Nina crashed Danny’s party. Watch twitter there are a lot of people who no longer watch the Nina and Silas scenes, I am one, and there are also a lot who have stopped watching GH all together. But it is their choice to write what they want, as it is our choice to watch it or not, we have this little button on our remotes that do our voting for us if we do not approve. It is the only true form of expression. ( As for as ME being a flat actor his scenes before and after Rafe’s death were amazing along with the rest of the cast involved.)

Bottom line..Silas and Sam were forced and sucked

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Who Will Turn Out to Be Adam’s Father?

For weeks, General Hospital has been playing up the anxiousness, anxiety, pressures of a college student named Adam as played by Joshua Benard (the son of Maurice Benard) on the ABC daytime drama series.

Adam and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) have become friends, and along the way she seems to be attempting to put together the pieces of what is going on with this young man. In story, what we have learned as it seems that he is receiving unbelievable pressure from his mom and dad, to ensure he has the best grades in order to become a doctor.

On Wednesday’s episode, after receiving a 97 on his test in a do-over, he called his father.  We don’t hear the voice on the other line, only Adam’s.  Apparently, the father was not happy that Adam has to do a make up test, even though he received a high score.

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So, where is this all leading? Is Adam suffering from bipolar disorder or mental illness? Is he talking to anyone on the phone? Or, is he the son of a current character on the canvas, or a new or incoming villain?

Much speculation has been made that Adam might turn out to be the bio-son of Mr, Brennan (Charles Mesure), presumed to be the nefarious ‘Pikeman’. However, Adam had said that his parents were both doctors. Others are assuming he could turn out to be another child of Sonny Corinthos, but Sonny doesn’t know it, and he was raised by some over-achieving well-to-do parents.

Looks like next week, Josslyn and Trina (Tabyana Ali) may be on the case to try to figure out what is really going on with the guy.

So the questions become … do you think this will turn out to be just a random story featuring Joshua Benard? Do you think Adam till be tied-in more to the Port Charles canvas?  Is Joss spending too much time with Adam and and not enough time with Dex (Evan Hofer)?

In addition, Joshua just turned 19-years-old this week on December 5th.  Shout out to another year around the sun.

Share your theories on Adam. what you think is going on with him, and who could be his father, via the comment section. Now below, check out the scenes between Adam and Joss from Wednesday’s GH.

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Kimberly McCullough Shares Remembrance of the Late TV Legend Norman Lear on the Set of ‘One Day At a Time’

Television legend, Norman Lear passed away on Wednesday at the age of 101 years old. The comedy genius who created, wrote and produced some of the greatest sitcoms of all time died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Lear’s body of work included: All in the Family, One Day at a Time, Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times, Sanford & Son, plus the soapy, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

General Hospital’s beloved Kimberly McCullough (Robin) has been working as a director in the television industry for years now and upon learning the news of Lear’s passing, shared a very touching moment via her Instagram that stayed with her through her directorial career. McCullough had been a director on the reboot of One Day at a Time that featured EGOT winner, Rita Moreno.

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McCullough expressed: “My hat goes off to your, sir Norman. What a wonderful life you lived. In my very first directing job, only 6 weeks after having a baby, I was feeling fragile and not quite ready to get back to work. On the set of One Day At A Time, you squeezed my chin and said ‘Look at you! A baby directing our show.’ It wasn’t condescending at all. In fact you seemed thrilled by how far we’d come in the industry, giving young women a seat at the table. I replied, ‘I’m not a baby. I just had a baby.”‘

McCullough added: “You gave me nod of approval saying, ‘Even better. You let me know if you need anything.’ That meant the world to me. Thank you for your service of the television industry, of our country and being a stand up human. #ripnormanlear”

In a previous post pictured with Norman Lear, Kimberly shared: “Thank you changing the world with your storytelling. Honored to say I’ve been able to work with you. One time I heard you say “but where is the HEART of the story?” I have a feeling you’ve asked that question a lot…”

The Lear family also put out this statement on the death of the iconic TV genius: “Thank you for the moving outpouring of love and support in honor of our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather,” the Lear family said in a statement. “Norman lived a life of creativity, tenacity, and empathy. He deeply loved our country and spent a lifetime helping to preserve its founding ideals of justice and equality for all. Knowing and loving him has been the greatest of gifts. We ask for your understanding as we mourn privately in celebration of this remarkable human being.”

Tonight, across all network television, an in memoriam card will air at 8PM ET/PT to pay tribute to Lear and acknowledging his influence in the medium.

Share your thoughts on Kimberly’s touching tribute to Norman Lear and the passing of the TV legend via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What are Your First Impressions of Charles Mesure as ‘Mr. Brennan’?

There’s a new villain in town and things are about to get turned upside down for Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) as General Hospital circles back around to the looming mysterious ‘Pikeman’ story and who was the target of the shooting at the Metro Court that put Curtis in a wheelchair.

Last Friday, and into yesterday’s Tuesday, December 5th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, viewers were introduced to “Mr. Brennan” who has to turn out to be the dastardly “Pikeman.”

If his portrayer looks familiar, actor Charles Mesure has appeared in numerous television series and film roles including: Once Upon a Time, CastleThe MentalistDesperate HousewivesBones and more. Mesure is also British-born, but moved to Australia when he was younger, accounting for the fabulous accent “Mr Brennan” has on GH.


In story on GH, as Sonny was telling “Mr. Brennan’s” minion, Hume that he would no longer run Pikeman’s shipments through his territory, the guy showed up at Kelly’s Diner with an ominous message for Carly (Laura Wright), although she doesn’t know it.

On Tuesday, in his room at the Metro Court, Brennan is upset that Sonny won’t work with him and tells Hume he plans to stay in Port Charles to make sure the shipments to Canada are ready to go. We also learn that apparently the head of the WSB has taken a leave of absence. Brennan reveals that being the director has its benefits. He then says he got rid of Frisco and he can work remotely and now things are falling into place.

Hume asks Brennan who the intended target is in all of this, and he says both Sonny and Anna. “Brennan’s” goal is to force Sonny’s hand to continue the shipments and more. Meanwhile, Curtis on the case as to who is behind his shooting and more.

So, what has been your impressions thus far of GH’s newest baddie as played by Charles Mesure? Let us know in the comment section below.

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