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General Hospital Serves Up CarSon Montage! Carly Prays For Sonny's Recovery & Recalls Their Journey!

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On Monday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, fans of Sonny and Carly as played by Maurice Benard and Laura Wright, were treated to a recollection of scenes and moments since Wright has played the love of Sonny’s life.

Over the years and during Wright’s tenure in the role, Sonny and Carly really never got as close as they are now about to be remarried.  However gun shots intervened and now instead of exchanging vows, Carly is praying that Sonny will live to see another day.

When sitting in the hospital chapel, Carly recalls their stormy and romantic journey which led them to the place they are now.  And in the end, Carly still vows to be with Sonny and that they were meant to be with each other.

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To illustrate the journey, the GH producers culled clips from past scenes of fights, sex, weddings, emotion, and more between the duo.  It was clear the magic that Benard and Wright have created, and how Sonny and Carly have always been in each others orbit, had each others back, and loved their children, no matter what was going on in their lives and around them.

Now after the jump watch the CarSon montage. Let us know what you thought of the clip package and what has been your favorite moment through the years between Benard and Wright’s Carly?

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Timmm
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Timmm

At least Maurice let GH show clips! Tony Geary, shame on you! No but I was more focused on the three sons at Sonny’s bed side. I thought Morgan’ s scenes sucked, not bad for Dante and Michael pulled off the most emotional bed side visit. Chad is too light and fluffy to be Michael but he rises in big scenes. BTW, Michael E. Knight just signed with Y&R. He reminds me of an older Chad Duell.

Addison
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Addison

I have no use for Brogan and his sulking demeanor.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Timmm. I agree about the brothers 3. Very well done, Timmm…perfect depiction. I think Morgan is acting like a lunatic. However, could this be done purposely by the writers? You know, show the extent of Morgan’s mental disorder? I am not enjoying his acting right now….it is forced; it is not smoothly executed as his previous scene with Sonny was. Dante was great …..natural…believable. Michael? I still can’t get passed the switch from resentful anger to loving son to a man who not only killed his bio father, but the man who kept him from AJ all his life.… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee, bonjour Sweets…
Agree on the three brothers….great job. Morgan’s disorder is letting itself
be seen… Dante shined. Sabrina is only NOW starting to annoy you????
She’s been getting on My and Shay’s nerves forever, welcome to our
world CeeCee❗️

davlestev1
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davlestev1

After the Metro Court siege and Sonny helped Carly bathe in the tub..I loved Laura Wright as Cassie on GL and that GH scene cemented her as a viable replacement in the role of Carly.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Norah Jones The nearness of You playing over the scene…OHHHHHHH…

Timmm
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Timmm

Every time Snorebrina walks into a scene she sucks the life out of it. However, when she showed up at the hospital with a fresh change of cloths for Michael, I thought that was sweet. BTW, why isnt Olivia at the hospital? She and Sonny have history and they recently talked and were civil. Plus, she is Dante’s mother and his dad is fighting for his life!

Wil
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Wil

The best , in order from best on down :

Brian Craig
Chad Duell
Dominick Z

Fanny
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Fanny

I’m with U Will.

Timmm
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Timmm

We disagree but thats okay. I respect your choices. One thing I see with Morgan is they seem to be shoving bi polar down are throats very quickly. His past actions have clued us in on him possibly having this disease. Him being obnoxious in the hospital and lashing out on everyone doesnt help Carly and his dad is lying there “Dying.’ Save the over the top stuff if Sonny dies or if Julian taunts him. And Ric never did anything to Morgan. I know he released Charlie but it was through Jordan AND Sonny was a fool for going… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

There a many mental disorders.
Morgan may not be bipolar and simply is just cray cray lol
Body chemicals can go wacko, the guy needs a pill.
He is mentally ill and mentally ill people do very crazy things that is what they do, go bonkers lol
anyways= it is soap and soapy type drama ..

Harry
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Harry

Timm, I do agree. Morgan is suddenly acting all shrill goofy and his behavior is not indicative of bipolar disorder. He is quite simply acting like a Jackass.

richard
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richard

It’s ridiculous how they try to spin Sonny and Carly’s “romance”. Sonny’s TRUE love is and always will be Brenda Barrett. When the show ends, he will go off into the sunset with BRENDA!!!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I feel like Carly is so much better suited to Sonny now, Brenda is a children’s rights advocate, for crying out loud! The mob life is not for her and her son. Unless Sonny has a huge sea change, “sees the light” so to speak, I cannot see Brenda wanting to be with him ever again.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

You’re wrong…Sonny’s TRUE LOVE is Jason Morgan…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

“I knew you’d be Here”

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Best answer, Jimh. LOL.

I love gh
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I love gh

Jimh- true that!

Timmm
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Timmm

Brenda is a snitch! Carly is loyal to the end!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Where else would i be?…lol

Mia D
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Mia D

Brenda had the good sense to want to keep her child safe from Sonny’s violent world. I guess Carly could care less about her kids.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I like Sonny and Carly but i prefer Jax with Carly (with Layra as Carly)….. And then there is MY couple that i will never get 🙁 but i want since forever: Jason and Carly! Their story is way deeper than friends, i remember how Jason was hurt by Sonny and Carly’s betrayal…. He took Micheal as is son and i always dreamed that in the end, he would be his real father.

Fanny
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Fanny

That’s what my heart has longed for…Sonny & Brenda. In the end
they should come full circle… It’s the romantic in me that still wants
them together. Maurice and Vanessa have unbelievable chemistry
that obviously spills over unto their characters.. What can I say the
heart wants what the heart wants… Carly is better & smarter w/ Jax.

Sarah
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Sarah

Sonny’s wedding vows were perfect n loved how they had Sonny say them!!! I’m so glad they went all the way back to 2005 for flashback clips. Sonny n Carly fans have waited 10 yrs for this reunion!!! This shows how CarSon through all the ups n downs are meant to be, soulmates n end game!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Sarah. I admire your sentiments and romantic heart…I really do. We all love a good passionate story with breathtaking romance. But, the romance between Carly and Sonny, as I understand it , has the unfortunate history of chipping away at the edges and riddled with festering holes. Repeating wedding vows to the same person five times becomes redundant and moot, when said bows are not met or kept. It is like making the same mistake over and over again. Sonny’s vows lose their meaning…it’s a joke, really. Carly is so much more believable. She was great today. But, I… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee….
Isn’t that a true sign of insanity…. Doing the same thing over and
over again, hoping for a different outcome..so we see insanity
does run in the family. In answer to your question..YES Carly
from the very start has made bad choices.. One of the worst
was cheating on Jax with Sonny…Jax was by far her best mate.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Fanny. I am just in love with your always jovial personality. As with Shay, Timmm and several more posting-friends, I feel I’ve known you forever. You ARE the sweet one. Poor Morgan. So, his parents have been dancing this dance for decades, it seems. I suppose Sonny is not the only one with the mental disorder. Carly does not sound of being in her right mind herself……to subject herself and, more importantly, her children through the insanity. Going away to boarding school has nothing to do with it. I have five siblings (same parents.Lol); we all attended boarding school (… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Cee Cee, I do agree. I also see Carly as Sonny’s chief enabler just as Nikki is Victor’s from Y&R.
The enabling of bad behavior on both of the characters’ parts is redundant, boring and irritating to me.
In other words, Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care.

loree277
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loree277

this was a nice. as a long time viewer i have had a hard time w this carly. only bc she is so much older than the original carly and i saw her since her first airdate on the show. however, to see some of these older scenes i can see it. 🙂

Mia D
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Mia D

If only Anthony Geary had a montage like that for his last episode, I so sick of the St. Sonny pity party.

su0000
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su0000

Sonny & Carly are a great couple.
They have survived through all .
They do indeed have a long history.
The only other person I’d like to see Sonny with is Ava, they have chem and would not bore me/never a dull moment for sure.

The Sonny & Carly reuniting story is awesome. It is emotional in more than one way.
ALL weddings are interrupted, and-
I did not see this one coming (surprise, I like surprises..

Fanny
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Fanny

That’s just toooooo ugly to imagine Sonny and Ava… NO thank you.

Harry
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Harry

Hmmm..I don’t know, Fanny.
Sonny has escaped a well deserved prison again and again.
What better way to punish him than to stick him with Ava?

Fanny
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Fanny

@Harry.. Imagine “War of the Roses” Soap style.

Wil
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Wil

Sonny and Carly forever!

Alan
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Alan

We get it, we get it — Sonny Corinthos is the greatest man/husband/father/insert title here in the history of ever. This half month (and counting) of all things Corinthos has certainly been giving the old fast forward button a work-out. Between Michael’s character ruining decision to just forgive the man who murdered his real father in cold blood, screechy Carly’s sudden dignified grace over a man she acts like walks on water, and Morgan’s over the top behavior I just can’t. (And as my boyfriend said “everybody knows Sonny’s not going to die or be paralyzed so why are they… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Cheers, Alan! Thank you.

Paul
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Paul

Couldn’t agree more. I was basically going to write the same thing. This non-stop Corinthos every day has to stop. If the powers that be think this will turn around the ratings, think again.

I ff’d so much of yesterday’s episode that I think I watched it 10 minutes. Today wasn’t much better as Maxie and Nathan spent almost all of their scenes talking about Sonny.

ENOUGH!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Paul. The worst for me is Michael’s 180 overnight. The idea is neither palatable nor digestible. Perhaps, I could have made a little peace with it if years had gone by. No one seems to feel any pity for Sonny except Su…(hi, Su…luv-ya)…LOL. Seriously, the writers want us to forget all of Sonny’s demonic actions and dark lifestyle….. he being redeemed right before our eyes. His hospital bed is being used as his pulpit. Even unconscious, he orates without words. Whoopee !!!!! He opened his eyes!!! But, never mind Sonny. This platform has shown me what a good actress… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

lol
Morgan’s over the top behavior is because he is mentally ill = logical
Son’s forgive their fathers when facing death= logical
Carly has always loved & Sonny forgiven him, she actually understands him= logical

GH has been far during the past month from being ”everything Corinthos ” (gotta keep up)

Of course Sonny will not die, it is a soap, it is the story, the journey all face and the love, the trials, struggles, the changing of lives.. it is the bumpy ride 🙂

Justin
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Justin

right on schedule Su0000 you miss the point. The point is that millions of viewers have abandoned this show because they are sick and tired of the character of Sonny being written as a hero and moral center of the show. It doesn’t make any sense!

su0000
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su0000

Justin that is bull 🙂
it was near 3 million with all enjoying GH, Sonny and all..
It lost viewers over Fluke not dying lol they couldn’t take it any longer.
Sonny is loved by millions , also.
He is a cornerstone character, and has lasted, been on top, for decades.

I do not see Sonny being written as a hero, I see a man dying because he did a stupid thing ..
And, it’s not unusual for Sonny to rescue the ones he loves..

Alan
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Alan

So yeah Morgan’s bi-polar but his scenes are just painful for me to watch (that hug he gave Patrick today after Patrick told them that Sonny made it through surgery — was I the only who expected him to ask for his hug back when Patrick said Sonny wasn’t out of the woods yet?) People don’t always forgive and forget regardless of tragedy because emotions aren’t always logical. Grudges are real and letting characters carry them is believable; having characters forgive things like someone killing their parent is completely unbelievable.There is way more story to come out of a long… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, nothing about this family is logical . You will never convince any of us, that is, those who abhor Sonny, otherwise. Carly doesn’t know her own mind. A normal mother would have taken her kids and would have run like the very devil were on her heels. Why? Because he was, literally. Lol, later.
PS. Sonny is not Michael’s father. What a farce.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, I understand your BLIND loyalty……but, do you see how TPTB are milking the false idolization of Sonny? I call it paganism. LOL.

Lil' Angel
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Lil' Angel

Alan, you are clearly the voice of reason on this post.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Exactly, Lil Angel. I have been saying this forever….Sonny’s sins are unpardonable. One just does not forget. Su keeps saying it’s a soap not to be taken seriously. We know it’s a soap….we’re not children. For said reason, we would like to eat something we can swallow.
As Alan said, I’m sure Carly loves Sonny….as screwed up as that is. But do not shove it down my throat, as the writers are doing.
I guess I’m not a good Christian? I should be more forgiving. I draw the line on cheaters, murderers and those who inflict pain on humanity.

Harry
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Harry

Well done, Alan! You too, Little Angel and Cee Cee. That hug was just plain weird.
Someone needs to educate Bryan Craig on the characteristics of bipolar disorder.
One minute he’s acting like he has Tourette Syndrome and the next minute he’s acting like Dustin Hoffman’s Rainman with a dash of Tom Hank’s Forrest Gump. I fully expect him to start telling viewers that he’s an excellent driver and that life is like a box of chocolates.
Morgan is like a box of chocolates–you never know what you’re going to get.

John Paul Murphy
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John Paul Murphy

I’ve never understood why someone like Sonny is considered a romantic lead. Personally, I could not care less if he lives or dies (and there is zero suspense because we know he’ll end up fine). And no matter how much my “father” loved me growing up, if I found out that he basically stole me from my real father, hung him from a meat hook, and ultimately murdered him, there is no way I’d ever let him be my father again. OR, if he shot me at point blank as a spy, I’d certainly never forgive him just because he… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Completely agree! It’s like Sonny fans, writers and viewers just throw all common sense out the window when it comes to this character. I’ve always said that the Sonny and Carly and the moral decay of this show, are the downfall of it.

Tristan
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Tristan

Voices of sanity! Thank you!!!

su0000
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su0000

Soaps are fictional drama..
watching a soap and expecting it to be as reality is not gonna work, it is entertainment.
Taking GH or any soap seriously and wanting fiction to be as real life, well it’s not.lol soaps are wild stuff.
All kinds of crazy over the top unbelievable stuff happens in soaps, enjoy it for what it is= fiction 🙂 Sonny is a complicated deeply layered two sides of the coin character..Sonny is a great soap character.. (Maurice never killed anyone LOL)

((can’t take soap anything seriously, nope or we’ll all turn into Morgan’s LOL 🙂

CeeCee
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CeeCee

‘Moral decay’, how fitting, Justin. I love it. Their relationship is always out of sorts. ….too old to be star-crossed lovers. No Shakespearean tragedy that. But, this couple does have its fans. What to do, what to do.
I can say for a certainty that Morgan is on his way to destruction. He will try killing Julian. Sonny is the ‘lost’ son of Fenrir. He destroys everything and anyone with whom he comes into contact.

Justin
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Justin

Su0000, I’ve been watching GH since 1978, so please don’t school me on fiction. What I’m talking about is how much I hate the mob worshiping that goes on. The show is called “General Hospital”. I, and obviously millions of others (DO YOU ACTUALLY READ THE RATINGS?) are tired of the Sonny Hour.

Harry
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Harry

Justin, Suoo enjoys coming in here to remind us that it’s a work of fiction as if were are too stupid to know otherwise. Thank God she told me Port Charles doesn’t really exist because I was fixing on driving over to Kelly’s to enjoy one of their famous BLT”s with my good buddy Scotty Baldwin. And back to the subject at hand–I completely agree with you. You’ve got half the populace of Port Charles in the hospital praying for Sonny’s recovery but when he murdered AJ in cold blood you were lucky to get a fleeting glimpse of Monica… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Aw, so heartwarming. Remember when he shot her in the head, after she gave birth to his son? Remember when he recently threatened to kill her?

su0000
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su0000

yes, Justin . I remember, the good ol’ days.
Hope they bring them back.
Good stuff back then.

Justin
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Justin

Right over your head again.

Harry
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Harry

Yes, well Justin, to Miss Su, the good ole days were 2 minutes ago.

Li
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Li

I love that Sonny and Carly are back together. I think the family unit being depicted is great! Dante and Morgan, Michael, Carly are so believable in their sadness…Yes there is a quick change for Michael but hey, Sonny has always been his dad. I loved how he “took control” after the shooting. I also think GH is on the upswing!! the acting is better, the story line is better!!! I bet this is when Christina comes back with Alexis, can’t wait to see how she factors in.. Finally a love story that we can root for and believe is… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

The only believable ones are Dante and Carly. Morgan is not coming through for me.

janet
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janet

Boy am I glad I shut the show off before I watched any of this garbaqe Who cares Its the old Guza ,Frons BS. These two new, old women won’t be able to bringback the fans

Rose
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Rose

Hate to say this after all the years of watching GH, enduring Fluke/Geary, and hoping for a breath of fresh air after that was over, but ff may to not be enough. How dark stories one after another, characters with not many redeeming qualities/values monopolizing story lines, who suffer no consequences and have everyone forgiving them or looking the other way…it’s getting beyond my entertainment threshold. Especially for a soap which I thought was supposed to be more of a “romantic ” (not just kissy stuff) escape in the afternoon with both strong and flawed character…not a crime-focused, psycho-drama.

Harry
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Harry

Rose, thank you.
I cannot help but feel that there is a ‘careful-for-what-you-wish-for” thing going on here.
Yes, we were rooting for core families to come back to the forefront, but NO, we were not wishing for a repeat of the Sonny saga.
This is beyond depressing and I will not tune in for the Sonny show yet again.

Rose
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Rose

Harry…I really want GH rebound. I have hope for the new/old writing team, not to totally take us backwards, but still maintain the character and personality that was uniquely GH. But sometimes I wonder if “some of what we wish for” speaks for all GH viewers. And even here we don’t always agree. After all we MF commenters are but a fraction of the GH viewers. And I don’t read other fan sites. What do you think?

Shay
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Shay

@Harry…..You are certainly on a humdinger of a roll today, Sir!!! Always a treat to behold your sassy sense of humor! But may I humbly suggest that if you plan to dine on that famous BLT at Kelly’s, it would be downright rude not to extend an invitation to Heather to join you, as well. (It would seem she has not been getting out much as of late!)

Shay
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Shay

@Rose….Well, I’m still waiting for what I’ve wished! Just look at all the mediocre characters still left on the GH canvas! (I needn’t name names…..) No matter how much the writing improves, if we’re stuck with them, better dialogue, pacing and stories will make no difference whatsoever! Having said that, this latest emphasis on Sonny and Carly is absolutely nauseating, and watching Morgan’s bizarre meltdown can hardly be called entertaining by any stretch of one’s imagination. I tried to get through Thursday’s episode, and it was all but impossible….GH is suffering a major identity crisis. There are simply not enough… Read more »

Sophie
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Sophie

I’m obsessing over the song played during the during the Carly/Sonny
montage. Please help me find it.

Ericka
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Ericka

I too would love to know the song that was playing

General Hospital

Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

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