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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.

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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
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
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 piece of acting delivered by this most deserving Emmy-award winner!) For those of us who ever so fondly regard Mr. Hansen’s skillful portrayal of Lee Baldwin and his upstanding attorney’s storied place in GH history, it is certainly safe to say they shall both be forever missed….and never forgotten!!!

Maureen
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 under Ron’s writing and take #3 spot and move GH to the bottom. Honestly, if it were to be cancelled, instead of the utter despair and feelings of betrayal I had/have over OLTL and AMC cancels, I would take a GH cancel as I told you so. There is not one compelling story- I am interested in seeing how Ava fares, but that is about it. Another Jason, or a twin or whatever- could care less. If I never heard Morgan’s name again, great. I really liked the Hayden story and loved Dr O, but they have discarded both and ruined Dr. O’s character. Man Landers and Amy- why? I also find disturbing the number of people that spend hours a day promoting so-called super couples and agendas and or actors with calls and letters and petitions and endless tweets and posts etc., promoting their agendas. Other than that, how are you?

dmr
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
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
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 Lee was and how big Scotty was on the show historically. Just a missed opportunity for some balance to the show. Totally didn’t need a Sunny/Kiki scene to take away such time … even if they wanted to focus on other storylines during the episode … there’s no reason why Sonny has to be in every episode. Again, it’s all about balance.

Maureen
Maureen

Yes, agree totally.

su0000
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, when the long past characters are brought back to screen ino thrill, it means nothing to me, and I am not the only one, for sure.

I’m still looking forward to seeing from the past, tho..

nancy dillingham
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
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
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 Lee Baldwin’s life in Port Charles as most long-time fans would recollect….) it would have made for a much more authentic and poignant event, not to mention, focused a far greater emphasis upon Kin Shriner’s character and his obvious angst over his past failures with his father—of which both of these aforementioned ladies were personally aware, having lived through much of the early drama which subsequently brought on the countless examples of Scotty’s less-than-stellar behavior that so shamed and angered the highly-respectable Lee. In other words, once again, the hype accompanying these episodes failed to deliver a worthy end product…it proved to be yet another epic disappointment despite the promise the subject matter offered for a truly special viewing experience.

Suzie rm
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
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
Mark Y

Su how long did you serve?

su0000
su0000

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

Andrea Shaffer
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
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
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 the writers have heard the viewers call for justice for Nikolas. Lord knows, even today, when honoring the great Lee Baldwin, we got a disproportionate amount of the same old “justice for Morgan” babble.

Celia
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.
Today, Valentin said to Alexis, ” you do not know the truth”. What truth? The statement does lend itself to make one think that there may be some compliance between Nik and Val, as I stated recently, and a while back; in that, Nik’s death was staged.
Lest we forget, Nik’s principles took a precipitous dive….very dark!!
He staged his death before; running from prosecution and persecution from man and law….at least , I think so….not really sure…can’t remember. But, why else would he have run? Afraid Hayden would speak up?
So, would it be fair for me to ask, ” what makes Nikolas better than Valentin?”. They are both Cassadines, tailord from the same fabric…..as is Alexis.
Thus, did Valentin hit a nerve when he ‘dug’ into Alexis’ hypocritical facade of Little Miss goody-two-shoes? Both litigious, and ornery, I say, albeit in a controlled manner.
As proficient as Spencer is in reading people, he is still a kid, with no knowledge of adult affairs and machinations. Who’s to say Alexis is not taking advantage of his innocence in pursuit of her own agenda?
Then, we are left with quite a dilemma; in that, Valentin seems to be digressing into the familiar ‘darkness’ which is so commonplace for the Cassadines’ amoral ethics.
I hope it was the typically, misleading end of the week ploy employed by TPTB. I do not want Valentin reverting into a brute….too much life with Charlotte and Nina yet to live.
Thanks to Alan, who revealed Lulu’s not-so-pristine soul ( of which I was not aware), her chances to rear Charlotte are soooo diminished for me. Again, the stink of hypocrisy truly permeates.
Perhsps, I should stop this desire for urgency and allow ‘things’ to happen, as they will. LOL.

Carrie
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
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 was even good enough for him by half!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yeah, where WAS Brook Lynn?

nancy dillingham
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
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
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
Ethel

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

Celia
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
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
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 should break the news. With that said, I was disappointed in the episode; found it sorely lacking.

Shay
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 Scotty and Laura’s time as first loves/marrieds…Monica was also extremely supportive as a friend to the young bride! Thus, these two ladies go waaay back through the years with the Baldwins, during which there were countless dear and precious moments shared with each other. Hence no matter how much more recent by comparison romantic nonsense with Lucy “the arriviste” and Scotty subsequently occurred—much like her similarly fleeting ties with the Q’s she also played up with great gusto during their various bereavements—there’s no way that her lesser link to this highly-respected legacy family carries more emotional weight than those earlier events that Monica and Laura experienced with both Lee and Gail….they were the absolute real deal when it came to knowing and loving that beautiful couple, and they remain the most fitting ones who should have rightfully been there to announce Lee’s loss to Scotty and join in the mourning. Having said that, I thought Laura’s all-too-brief remarks displayed far more genuine sentiment and sincerity than all of Lucy’s usual babbling and over-gesticulating. As always, she was downright artificial and annoying, whilst Genie Francis and her Laura displayed the most natural and realistic sorrow in her presentation.. Then again, considering all her years playing scenes with Peter Hansen’s Lee during GH’s heyday, it probably was a case of “art imitating life” where she was concerned…..

Celia
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 of Lucy. But, I like her…..especially in this scene with Scotty. She wasn’t as annoying as she usually is.
Nonetheless, we two have always agreed to disagree ( minimally, lol) without pulling each other’s hair out or with a barrage of insults. It is called civility.
To be honest, I was expecting pomp and circumstance yesterday. I made a point of staying home because I didn’t want to wait for my nightly fare of DVR recordings. I was that anxious!!
I hope I will not be castigated for saying this by all the stalwart fans….but, I saw nothing to make me go, “WOW”….except for Soencer and Ava. No surprise there. These two cannot be rivaled when alone; …..when together? They are superstars!! And that’s the truth……ask Edith Ann, “Rowan and Martin”…LOL.

Steve
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 character and gave Kin some meaty material. The show did oversell the tribute aspect which is why many of us were left with wanting more.

Shay
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 just a total lack of interest during certain creative regimes that offered what I considered less-than-scintillating soap watching.) But I can tell you that what I did witness of this once-magnificent daytime drama is indelibly-etched in my psyche…you could not have “been there” and walked away devoid of amazement and absolute appreciation for the show at the height of its success. Even today, throwback images of memorable scenes with unforgettable characters—such as that gloriously abbreviated clip of Peter Hansen and his Lee Baldwin—still remain emblazoned in my mind….Hence I can state with utter and passionate certitude my thoughts about this specific subject at hand….I’ve already used enough superlatives to laud the “man of the hour” on other posts here, so I shan’t elaborate any further, yet suffice to say, it only gave the uninitiated a tiny taste of the talent and heart that was a trademark of GH and its wonderful group of actors who brought their iconic characters to life during the show’s rebirth…which I was fortunate enough to enjoy firsthand! It would be putting it mildly to say nothing shall ever compare to those days of yore! Still, there are rare circumstances that currently present themselves to the modern-day version of this venerable soap which could and should apprise the present generation of Port Charles fans and cast of characters alike of those who came before them…and this latest episode was a shining example of a missed opportunity to do just that! Perhaps that is why there has been such bitter disappointment expressed by many over this really superficial treatment of what could have been a truly great GH moment for the ages. Instead, what we saw was a gratuitous excuse for bringing together a few second-string players from a more recent Port Charles past who could only scratch the surface of a long-beloved legacy character’s essence in merely the broadest of terms and in a very general and generic manner…the scene was far more about them being there than any tribute to this much-loved man and his fictional counterpart. To note that there were far more appropriate options available for this “event” wouldn’t be putting too fine a point on it. That’s why I was so vociferous in my less-than-complimentary assessment of this latest GH “bait-and-switch” where both old and new audience members were led to expect something much more special and spectacular than what was actually… Read more »

Celia
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
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
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.
Kevin O.

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

louise wisinski
louise wisinski

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

brian
brian

So good ! This is what soaps are all about !

James R. Poissant
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
Rebecca1

Hi James R. Poissant!

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

downtownla
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
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 the public relations builidup to a “tribute” episode on Friday. It was really weak. I am happy however that they paid respect and tribute to the actor and character who was an important part of GH history. The should have done more.

dmr
dmr

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

Dan
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 Herring, Genie Francis, those asking for Laura to be involved were rewarded, and it was lovely to see Carly Schroeder back as Serena after all these years. Wouldn’t mind seeing her back on the show as a regular character given all the history and connections she has.

Rebecca1
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
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 say the episode was top notch with me. Hopefully there is more when I catch up to the friday episode.

Rebecca1
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.
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 opposed to just letting Lynn do her very best, which is considerable. It was wonderful (for me, anyway) to see Carly Schroeder reunited with her on-screen parents after, what, almost two decades? She was a wonderful little actress when we first saw her, and she did her best with what was given to her on Friday’s show.

The writers should most definitely have given far more time to the Lee Baldwin storyline. What a terrible waste of valuable time with the Man Landers nonsense. Enough of that, already! General Hospital can be so disappointing sometimes, and so great at others. Makes me wonder what the show’s real priorities are. As a 34-year viewer of the show, I expect better than what we’ve been getting.

fginaspy
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 acknowledge Lee Baldwin and their condolences too. I’d prefer reference to his legal career in PC than talk of fishing and sunsets.

I find Lucy to be annoying and I have no reference of watching the character prior to her return for the resurrected Nurse’s Ball a few years back. I’m ok with keeping the scenes to family only, but I have no investment in the Scotty/Lucy connection. I do though, for Scotty/Laura. I so wish they had stayed married the 2nd time around for the show’s 50th anniversary. Kudos to Kin Shriner. He did a great job grieving and I still hope we get brief scenes of Bobbie and Monica providing condolences.

When the show was over, when streaming on Hulu, There was only a quick flash of a photo of Peter Hansen. I don’t know if that was a network or Hulu error. If I had blinked or looked away I would have missed the photo entirely.

dmr
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
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
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 pay tribute beyond a photo and an “in memoriam” during the credits. It sounds like opportunities were missed to honor both the actor and character with meaningful flashbacks, as well as to propel current stories forward…the muse was there, but the desire and execution to do more with it was apparently not.
In that same vein, since there’s such a rich history to draw from, rather than running random repeats during the holidays, why don’t they task an intern to go to the vault and put together a true “best of” show? It would be so much more interesting for the fans.

Shay
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 demonstrated just how cherished and well-regarded he was by numerous generations of GH viewers who grew up watching Attorney Lee Baldwin through his many years in Port Charles.

Jamesj75
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 on Sonny, let me just say that it would have been wise to skip the Sonny character for 1 day. Can Benard be given 1 day off once in a while?!?! Would that be so hard?!?!

2. I appreciate that Scotty was joined by Lucy and Laura. The addition of Serena was also okay, just okay. Three or four people talking about a death that (necessarily) happened off camera was lame.

3. So now we learn that Lee enjoyed fishing. Yaaaaaaaawwwwwnnnnnn… Wow! What a revelation… Thanks for fleshing out his character for the uninitiated…

My fellow posters have made some terrific points regarding reflections on Lee, appropriate, more respectful scenes, etc. So much of what has been written by these posters would be far more effective and relevant than what was presented on screen.

Sadly, the Sonny show is still in full swing, and I won’t be back to view GH anytime soon…

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

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

Michael
Michael

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

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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