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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Scott Recalls His Father's Disappointment After He Learns Lee Has Died

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Isn’t it nice when one of the soap veterans, who we have grown up with over the years gets to have a moment in the sun, and make us all remember why we have continually loved watching them in the first place?  That was the case on today’s General Hospital with Kin Shriner as Scott Baldwin.

Kin, who was joined in key scenes with another iconic GH cast member, Lynn Herring (Lucy) began to tell the promised homage to Peter Hansen and his beloved character of Lee Baldwin.

Hansen’s passing made GH decide to honor him via the news on-screen that Lee has died in Florida, while Serena (Scott and Lucy’s daughter) was visiting Lee, and his wife, Gail.  In story, Lucy had to get Scott to stop yapping for several minutes until she delivers the sad news that Scott’s father suddenly died.  Not knowing how to react, Scott is shocked, and self-loathing since he has always felt that he was a major disappointment to his father.

There was even a nod to Lee’s alcoholism in the script which won Hansen the Outstanding Supporting Actor trophy for at the 1979 Daytime Emmys.   On Thursday’s GH, Scott pours himself a stiff drink to try to cope and process the news of his father’s death, begging Lucy to leave him alone, but she won’t.  Lucy wants Scott to know that Lee loved the birth of their daughter, Serena (Carly Shroeder), and while there were times he may have disappointed his dad, Lee still loved him.

Viewers are then treated to a flashback of a young Shriner and Hansen in a scene discussing their messed-up father/son relationship.  At the end of the episode there is a knock on Scotty’s door, and it turns out to be a grief-stricken Serena, who has come back to Port Charles to be with her parents following the death of her grandfather.  Before we fade to black, Scott sees Serena and we will have to wait for Friday for the continuation of the story of Lee Baldwin’s death and how it impacts his family and friends.

So, what did you think of the performances today of Kin Shriner and Lynn Herring? Comment below!

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Alan
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Alan

C’mon, GH! Couldn’t you give viewers a CarSon break for a couple of days and just focus on Scotty dealing with the loss of his father while showing some flashbacks of classic GH moments?

(And kudos to Laura Wright for keeping a straight face while delivering the line “I’m not okay with some boy peer pressuring my daughter into drinking — especially since she only has one kidney!”)

Shay
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Shay

Amen, Alan! That absolutely awful Thursday/Friday mishmash of mostly unappealing characters and storylines really robbed the rightful spotlight that belonged to the late Peter Hansen and his magnificent Lee Baldwin! To label that paltry tribute he was afforded as an utter disappointment would be a true understatement! However, having said that, the all-too-brief flashback of this highly-respected and deeply-beloved character was simply and supremely sublime….just in those few all-too-fleeting moments, what we witnessed was more substance, maturity, moral authority and gravitas than what’s currently present in all of the so-called Port Charles’ adults combined! (Not to mention a truly fine… Read more »

Maureen
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Maureen

Poking my big nose in here-is it safe yet?- Especially after the ads and tweets and Facebook advertising Lee’s emotional farewell- it was pathetic. How I had hoped not to see Sonny’s face at all during Friday’s episode. Yeah, dream on. I have to say that Bold and Beautiful has really become my favorite soap, and once again, Friday was a delight. Then to GH, which was most certainly not. I don’t honestly see things getting any better and I know this may invoke wrath, but perhaps I am hoping that Days, which I do not watch, will rise up… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Agreed, Alan. As much as I adore Kin Shriner as Scotty Baldwin, I thought the episode was such a letdown. ONE flashback, that’s it. Long time veteran viewers (been watching since ’84) love vintage flashbacks, why not cater to us for once, and not the Dimpled Don?!?!

Maureen
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Maureen

I feel the same- especially since ABC made a big deal of promoting the tribute. I guess taking one second to flash his photo at the very end was a big deal to them. I am really not liking GH at all right now.

Michael
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Michael

It was nice for GH to at least mention Lee existed … but I felt this was really kind of lame. Even if they didn’t want to go full throttle and do a memorial service (which I thought would have been nice and could of set up some good scenes … Franco meeting Serena, Bobbie and Scotty, Monica and Gail, adding Lee’s pic to the GH wall of deceased members (Lee did have prior legal work involving hospital and was the town’s mayor), maybe a Audrey cameo. Even without that … more flashbacks and fleshing out for newer viewers who… Read more »

Maureen
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Maureen

Yes, agree totally.

su0000
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su0000

ok- I looked him up, viewed a couple of vids.. that was long ago. Lee and Gail were last seen in 2004 at the funeral of Lila Quartermaine. wow 2004 is 13-14 years ago.. I hadn’t yet watch a soap I was very busy in Iraq being introduced to the Iraqis military/insurgents . It was 2004 ((abusing Iraqi prisoners came to USA public attention, I recall as time reference)) that I was discharged/came home.. And still didn’t watch a soap until 2009ish.. I missed the good ol’ days way I’m hearing it. I’m blank of all past soaps decades,. So,… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Well, you couldn’t see anything from the so-called,.much-touted “tribute” ! What a ripoff. The best thing, of course, was Genie Francis’ depiction of Laura’s heartfelt sorrow. Very true to the original storyline. Kudos, Genie!

su0000
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su0000

hi nancy ..
I felt nothing, I was bored and would FF and stop and listen 5 seconds and FF again..
there was nothing much to it, quite empty actually ..

Anyways, I wasn’t familiar with Lee, way before my time.

Shay
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Shay

@Nancy…Other than that single superb flashback and Laura’s beautifully-done, teary-eyed tribute to Lee, the rest of the “presentation” was extremely superficial and lacking in substance….Both Peter Hansen and his revered character deserved far better, and it’s a real shame that more befitting material was not provided for this sad, final send-off of a legacy player that is still so dearly recalled by many. Had Monica and Laura been involved in this effort in place of the ever-cloying Lucy and the unnecessary Serena (who monopolized the scenes with their overabundance of contrived dialogue which failed to truly acknowledge the impact of… Read more »

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

So agree. So not a fan of Lucy. Her scenes with Scott and then Serena fell flat in my opinion. They should have used flash backs instead of talking about the fishing and sunset. The only part I felt was genuine was when Laura came in and spoke to Scott. Those scenes seemed so natural.

Maureen
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Maureen

And that wa all of what, five seconds? It is so strange to me that even though she is on contract, she is so totally marginalized and used as mom and granny and I like Kevin, but their romance so far quite a snooze fest and neither is given anything interesting nor the two together.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Su how long did you serve?

su0000
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su0000

hi Mark,
in- week of my 19th birthday out in 4

Andrea Shaffer
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Andrea Shaffer

I thought that they both did a very convincing job with this sad, sad news. I especially liked when Lynn Herring spoke of how in spite of how Scotty felt about how he was a disappointment to his father, Lee loved him enough to forgive him.

Steve
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Steve

I will wait till Friday’s episode to fully evaluate, but so far Shriner is at his finest.

It’s great to have Serena back (even temporarily). After the disappointing lack of even a mention of Brook Lynn at Ned’s wedding, Serena’s return is a welcome sight for long-time viewers.

Steve
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Steve

Now that’s it over, would have I liked more, of course. But, I am glad that for two episodes they talked fondly of a well-loved character. More flashbacks would have been nice, but they would have to pay the other performers in those scenes. Maybe they’ll mention Monica flying down to see Gail. Hopefully Bobbie will say something to Scott the next time JZ and KS work on the same day. The scenes with Ava and Spencer were so unexpected and so powerful. NB was toned down and MW does so much with only one portion of her face. Perhaps… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Poweful, indeed, Steve. So glad you brought the moving scene between Spencer and Ava to the fore….truly affected the heart and our sympathy, regardless of Ava’s less than stellar persona. Justice for Nikolas may be what is sought, but, Steve; Nikolas’ personality ‘change’ had reached a dark place before he disappeared from PC. I have been ruminating; well, mulling, actually, about this behavior since he had Hayden shot. Yes, Nik was a cherished ‘son’ of PC, but, I had not yet developed that special allegiance for him. The recent storyline involving him and Valentin leaves a lot to be desired.… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

I know, right? I enjoyed the one small flashback in Thursday’s episode. Foolishly, I assumed there would be more flashback’s in Friday’s episode. I’m disappointed. Lee Baldwin was a wonderful attorney and mayor when Scott was young. I was surprised most of the talk was about him being a fisherman. Lee was quite a force to be reckoned with, rubbing shoulders with Edward Quartermaine and the like. I don’t know. I was happy they gave Lee “something” but still disappointed. I’m glad Laura had a scene and I got a little teary eyed when she became teary eyed. Memories.

Shay
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Shay

@Steve…So out of all my heartfelt musings and respectful sentiments expressed about the characters of Lee and Gail and their established explained relationships with the legacy characters I felt that should justifiably have been the ones to break the news of his father’s death to him, your biggest takeaway from all of that was that I indeed do not “love Lucy?” Yes, it’s true, Steve! I don’t! However, I do harbor the greatest of affections and memories for the character/actor who was supposed to be the sole focus of this “tribute,” and I simply don’t think that the scenario provided… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, where WAS Brook Lynn?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Awkward, implausible intro–Gail would surely have been the one to call Scotty first about his father’s death. Anyone who watched GH when the story of Lee, Gail, Scotty, etc., was prominent story arc would know that. If GH wanted to do a proper tribute to the actor, they should have made it “real.” Too bad!

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, Nancy…Or as I suggested on the previous Peter Hansen thread, a combination of Monica and Laura would have been a far more appropriate and befitting choice to break this sad news to Scotty. Really anybody other than Lucy the Perpetual Floozy would have worked for me, though…..I really cannot stand that tacky character.

su0000
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su0000

It was by Lucy because of their daughter..
and Lee was Lucy’s father in law.
so, it was the way to go, family.

And their daughter did not want to tell Scotty by call so sent her mother to break the news to her father and be there, that is appropriate..

they kept it family…

Ethel
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Ethel

Gail might have been too distraught but Monica could had visited Scotty…nice to see a visit from Serena tho

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shaybelle,
I was wondering if Serena is the original actress who played her?
Also, if Scotty’s father and step-mother live in Florida, why is everyone in PC? Is the body being flown to PC for the funeral service?
I may be outnumbered but, I like Lucy; and, I think the scene between her and Scotty was great…..they seem to bounce well, off each other. I had no idea they were once married!!!!
Small world?? LOL.

Thad Bosley
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Thad Bosley

Lucy was precisely the right person to engage with Scott over the death of Lee Baldwin. You obviously have no sense or knowledge of the inter-relationships between these characters, Shay. The Lucy/Scott scenes were among the best I have seen on GH in months. I tip my cap to these stalwart vets!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Oh, I so agree with you, Thad Bosley. Lucy…as “out there” and all-over-the-place as she can be, has a heart of gold. And she and Scotty have quite the history. (Which is why I was really disappointed that she turned against him and told Dante he helped Ava cover up the med switch. I was surprised at that since she knew the charges could be serious.But I digress…). She’s supportive and compassionate and it made sense that he be told in person and not over the phone. And given their history,and Sabrina, Lucy would be the from that “era” who… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Thad Bosley…I couldn’t disagree with you more!!! Although I can understand your point of view, I have to say that you may also be missing out on (or perhaps just forgetting….) some important GH background history, as well! When Dr. Gail Adamson first came to Port Charles, Monica and she were extremely close, practically like mother and daughter, since they had a previous foster/mentor relationship, and Laura, as Scotty’s ex-wife twice over, was there with him in the beginning when all the heavy drama with Lee was really prevalent on the show. There was much interaction amongst these characters during… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You GO, Shay!!!! Your words just jump out, babes. Everything I know of GH history and its cast, I leaned from you. Not only are you learned of what made GH splendid back in the day; but, you are learned, period. I suppose that’s why we nerds gravitate towards each other. Yeah!!!! I’m a nerd, always was, always will be….and, proud of it. How typical for “some” to jump and agree to criticism, or anything resembling negativity, eh, Shay? I call it a cacophony of nothingness….but it is said ‘just because’. Also, in no way am I a ‘greedy’ fan… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Shay, We get it — you don’t like Lucy. However, she has considerable history with Scott, and gave birth to and raised Serena. The way Scott found out made sense, and many fans have hoped for Serena to return. I didn’t watch “Port Charles”, but did some research and found that little Serena did have a relationship with Lee. As I’ve mentioned, more flashbacks were definitely needed and we need to see Bobbie and Monica acknowledge Lee’s passing. Despite Peter Hansen’s tenure with the show, GH didn’t have to write the character’s passing into story. I’m grateful they acknowledged the… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Thank you for your kind words, CeeCee! However, in no way do I claim to be an historical authority on the subject of Port Charles and its storied cast of characters. There’s quite a handful of familiar MF posters who do a far better job of enlightening us in reference to past soapy details with their own vivid accounts! (Particularly when you consider that much of GH came long before my time as a regular viewer and there were definitely various periods throughout the subsequent years when I refrained from daily consumption of GH episodes….usually due to life demands or… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

No need to thank me, Shay, but you’re welcome. I have all sorts of admiration and respect for you.
Your knowledge and your patience with me bespeaks your upbringing. Period. Ciao.

Shay
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Shay

And you are most welcome, as well, CeeCeeGirl! It’s never anything less than an absolute pleasure to trade thoughts, facts and laughs with you! I’ve learned just as much from your endless font of information as vice-versa…Oh, and on behalf of my parents, your kind comments were greatly appreciated! We send similar regards to you and yours!

John
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John

Bravo to Kin and Lynn and to Frank Valentini for giving Kin his moment – I’d like to see more of the vets in front burner storylines! It was also great having Bobbie and Felicia on today as well ! Great Episode except for that Manlanders mess!

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

This episode made me DVR and watch it, after not watching “GH” for two weeks. More, please.

louise wisinski
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louise wisinski

Teared up just reading this. Oh how I loved their relationship. RIP Peter Hansen; you were always a favorite.

brian
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brian

So good ! This is what soaps are all about !

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

This is the type of episode GH would air frequently that had me running home from school every day to watch because VCRs were an expensive item to have back then. I really loved the scenes i saw on this episode.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi James R. Poissant!

I replied to your comment but for some reason it landed all the way down the page! 😉

downtownla
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downtownla

Haven’t seen today’s episode, but saw yesterdays (Thursday). Nice to see Scotty given some meat to play. I agree, these are the stories that would bring me back. (Have not watched in 2-3 years.) It would also have been nice to see Gail call him since Gail was always supportive of him back in the day. Anyway, looking forward to seeing Friday’s episode. It will be my first back-to-back episodes in a very long time. More Scotty, Laura, Felicia and Lucy please.

Morgan
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Morgan

I thought it was beyond disappointing. If they hadn’t built it up as a “tribute” it would have been fine. I love Scott; I’m always glad to see Lucy and Laura coming over was a nice touch. It seems that quite a few of the vets are being thrown into the mix these days which is great. But…not one flashback? Just Scotty, Lucy and Sabrina having a few reminiscent moments? I knew they wouldn’t devote an episode to “Lee” but this just fell beyond short. It was nice though to honor Peter Hansen at the end. I do resent though… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Agreed, a total disappointment. Long time viewers love vintage flashbacks, and we were short changed, BIG time.

Dan
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Dan

It was wonderful to see a glimpse of the old Scotty for a change, instead of the cartoon villain he’s become, cooking up schemes with Ava. Lee Baldwin was mostly before my time as a viewer, but I always respect GH history, and he was certainly an iconic character. It was a classy tribute for him, and kudos to Frank and company for honoring the past, particularly for a character that hasn’t been on the show in many years, but that longtime viewers remember fondly. I thought the episodes were very well done. Good performances from Kin Shriner and Lynn… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Did you James R Poissant? I’m being serious. I feel like I missed something. I thought, after the all the “hoopla” that there’d be so much more. Just some chat about the past…and fishing. LOL. Always love Scotty and Lucy and it was a nice gesture for GH to pay their respect. Just so many memories/flashback/montage they could have done. Another ploy which raised viewer’s expectations. There wasn’t one flashback except for Thursday…letdown. With that said, wonderful actor…may he RIP….

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I was going by what I saw on the Thursday episode since I haven’t seen Friday’s yet but the reminiscing and the flashback were tops with me. I was loving Kin Shriner chew scenery as Scotty and I remember the flashback quite well. I remember Kin was leaving the show and he and Lee had words one last time when Scotty walked away pissed and told Lee that “This town and everybody in it deserve each other”. I never forgot those words and that scene is still stuck in my head to this day. So, yes, I would have to… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

ah…k. Curious to see what you think after you see the episode. Thanks for your reply…glad you found my comment!

Sandy J.
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Sandy J.

I, too, was very disappointed that there weren’t more (than one) flashbacks featuring Peter Hansen, Susan Brown, Kin and Lynn. Long-time fans, as well as the actors, deserved better. I wish we could have seen Susan Brown’s Gail in Friday’s episode, along with her best friend, Monica. That would have completed the scenes beautifully. I was just glad that it was Kin Shriner’s turn to do some over-the-top acting rather than put it all onto Lynn Herring. I’ve always loved her as Lucy, but the scripts and directors seem to want her to over-act and be hard to take, as… Read more »

fginaspy
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fginaspy

ITA the buildup as a tribute led to disappointment for me as well. The writing was quite lacking. Did anyone else notice on Thursday’s episode Scotty said he last talked to his Dad “last week.” Then on Friday’s show he said he hadn’t talked to his Dad “in weeks. ” As per the only flashback it was a great one. Thanks GH for that much. I was expecting more of Laura, but the writers didn’t give GF much, but she can do a lot with very little. Such true talent. Also, it would’ve been nice to see Bobbie and Monica… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

I was really happy to see that TPTB were planning on acknowledging Mr. Hansen and the character of Lee Baldwin. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed in the episode. There was one flashback, and the episode of course featured the Dimpled Don and his gang. To sum it up, TPTB could have done a MUCH better job, filling the episode with a lot more vintage flashbacks.

Ann
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Ann

The tribute to Lee Baldwin lacked significantly because they did NOT show enough flashbacks of him. They literally only showed ONE scene with him and Scottie. I was very dissapointed.

Reed
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Reed

I’ll reserve my disappointment for December (still watching March episodes), and from the sounds of it, I get to be disappointed with Tracy’s send-off as well—something to look forward to! Judging from a couple of threads on the topic, TPTB bungled the Peter Hansen tribute which is a shame. Acknowledging the passing of an Emmy winning actor that gave the show so many great years was a no-brainer and there is no better forum than this medium in which to do so. By virtue of the need to tell stories each day, we have the luxury of being able to… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Honestly, Reed? I think the tributes that assorted fans paid to Mr. Hansen and his character of Lee Baldwin right here on these threads did a far better and more respectful job of saluting this much beloved actor than did GH itself. Upon repeated occasions, many posters took the time to convey their admiration for this man and share their own thoughts about what the role he played for decades meant to them. I can only hope that Mr. Hansen’s loved ones were aware of and comforted by these sincere expressions of affection and sorrow over his passing which truly… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I learned from this website about Peter Hansen’s passing and about the planned “tribute” episode. So I returned as a viewer (by DVR) for this one episode because I wanted to see a fitting sendoff to one of my favorite GH characters. This so-called “tribute” episode was, frankly, insulting! Insulting to Peter Hansen, insulting to the character of Lee Baldwin, insulting to long-term viewers, insulting to GH history, and insulting to the soap genre as a whole! The episode didn’t even rise to the level of “half-ass.” 1. While avoiding my natural inclination to go on another lengthy, pointed rant… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Oh, yeah, and thanks, GH, for throwing us a bone with the picture of Peter Hansen at the end of the episode.

Michael
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Michael

I usually think Kin is very overrated, but he was very good in this brief tribute.

General Hospital

Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series after being let-go.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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General Hospital

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

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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B&B’s Matthew Atkinson chats with Michael Fairman about the wild ride of the Thomas/Hope Mamnequin storyline currently on The Bold and the Beautiful.Leave A Comment

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