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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny and Mike Face The Truth, Nelle Makes A Bloody Move, Griffin Closes In On Henrik!

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital featured heartbreaking performances by Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) and Max Gail (Mike Corbin) who are bringing the drama as the ABC soap opera tells the story of how Alzheimer’s disease not only affects the person afflicted with it, but also their loved ones.

In story, when Stella (Vernee Watson) comes by the Corinthos’ home as a social worker from the hospital to assist Mike in making long terms decisions while he still can, it sets the stage for a father and son private chat where at first Mike is resistant to having his son, or anyone be in charge of his life, or care, or decisions.  But Sonny reasons with Mike and tells him that he and Carly (Laura Wright) and their family are all Mike has got left so let them take care of him.  Eventually, Mike signs the papers.  Once alone with Stella, she tells Sonny that this is going to be tough on the family, and that Alzheimer’s is an enemy that even he cannot defeat.  Sonny is breaking inside, while Mike is trying to come to terms with his fate as best as he can, as the audience watches this emotional tale unfold.

Elsewhere, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) is ramping up her plot to what looks like to drive Carly nuts by ordering a scarf similar to one that Morgan wore.  She receives it and them proceeds to cut herself and rub her blood all over the scarf.

Griffin (Matt Cohen) is putting two and two together after Maxie (Kirsten) has her baby tested for Huntington’s Disease and Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is also tested and found negative for the same disease.  Nina (Michelle Stafford) also placed Peter around Faison’s (Anders Hove) room around the time of his death when Griffin questioned her. Will Griffin reveal to anyone, especially Anna (Finola Hughes) that he thinks Peter is Henrik Faison?  Stay tuned.

So, what did you think of the performances of Max Gail and Maurice Benard? What is Nelle’s plot to destroy Carly? What will Griffin do with the info he thinks he has? Share your theories via the comment section below!

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Celia
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Celia

Love Max….I hope his tenure is a long one….he is the show, right now. I only wish he were not Sonny’s father….
Oh… Nelle is psycho!! Get that baby away from her. But, please…. do not give Carly or Michael custody.
This would be the opportune time to make Nelle Nina’s daughter….hereditary mental issues?
Give the baby to Monica.

Jimh
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Jimh

Nelle will loose her baby but switch it with Maxi’s who will think her own baby died…Nelle will pass the baby off as her and Micheals but later something goes wrong and the baby is hospitalized when we learn he or she has Huntington disease…well, it could happen!!!

Celia
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Celia

Good one, Jimmy….Nelle is crazy enough to it…
The irony in this would be that Nelle would do to Maxie what Nina did to Ava…..
What goes around, comes around??

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Maxi had a genetic test, Jimh…baby won’t have the disease. Soooo happy they’re not going there. Peter/Henrik doesn’t have it either.

carrie
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carrie

When Nelle cut her hand, my mind went to Heather Webber living in a room above Kellys, using a glass to cut her hand on purpose …..
with her crazy self.

carrie
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carrie

I figure Nelle’s baby ends up being Lucas’ and Brad’s baby. Wouldn’t be surprised if we find out Nelle is Franco’s sister since she is acting like Heather used to act at that age.

Shay
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Shay

Hey there, jimh! It’s been awhile…hope you are well! Yes, it does rather blow the mind that there is apparently a neverending font of story ideas for the Corinthii, but nary a germ of a thought as to how to utilize one of the most iconic GH characters of all time, that, of course, being the beloved Laura! Someone did mention that Ava would probably get her jollies doing the males from three generations of one family, but I’m inclined to think that she likes them too young to go after Mike…if anything, Michael would be her speed, and Nelle… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

Nelle reminds me of young Heather Webber.

Celia
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Celia

I didn’t know a younger Heather, Carrie….but, I have had a taste of the adult Heather; and, I loooove her.
So, seeing the way Nelle is navigating through whatever is going on in her messed-up head, I believe you!!

Jovin
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Jovin

I love Nelle!! Lol! How can anyone hate her? She is played by a dynamite actress! She is nuttier than a fruitcake! And best of all, she annoys and distresses Carly. ANYONE who causes distress to Sonny and Carly is tops in my book!! I wish the writers had had a character and a plot worked out for Chloe Lanier to play when they hired her and developed the character! She’s a disgruntles girl with an ax to grind. Nope! She is a misunderstood good girl ! Hold up… She is a complete whack job with no grip on reality!… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Jovin, my friend…I love Nelle, as well….but, she is venturing into a bloody abyss….playing with fire, which is not a safe environment for a baby. I think TPTB should have ‘attacked’ this storyline in a ‘cleaner’ manner….Yes, get Carly and Sonny….I’m all for it. ….not this way. If Nelle were not pregnant, I’d give her free rein, but she has a baby for whom to worry…that’s a no-no for me. LOL, Jovin, if Nelle were a misunderstood good girl, she would not be so sanguinary by resorting to ghoulish behavior—-by the same token she is a good girl with… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

Jovin, well said above, and props to you on your stellar dissertation via the 3/3/18 “Quake” thread in which you were shot out of a cannon and so on point! You can always be counted on for great content. Loving the character of Nelle and her portrayer, she’s a classic agitator that drives story, and the fact that we know her machinations are going to blow up in her face further solidifies her underdog status and makes me want to root for her even more. And if they continue with the playbook that launched the character of Carly in 1996,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Jovin (and CeeCee….)…I love Nelle, too! She’s such a delicious bad gal…and cool as all get out! Plus, anyone who possesses the ability to get Carly and Bobbie’s goat so badly is alright by me! As for her resemblance to a young Heather Webber??? Yeah, I can see that…she has the same gumption and steely-determination to obtain what she wants as Ms. Webber demonstrated in her early hungry days and she doesn’t care who she has to plow through to achieve her objectives! How satisfying would it be if Nelle temporarily landed in the criminal loony bin alongside Heather and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Max Gail is softening the character of Sonny. I know you dont like him but it is giving us a taste of what Sonny COULD be.

Nelle should have been taken care of after she screwed with Sonny. THEN, Nelle screws with Valentin. TWO guys who are supposed to be bad asses! Nelle has some guts, for sure.

carrie
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carrie

I believe Max is helping Maurice bring out acting depths he never knew he had.

Celia
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Celia

I see that, Timmmy……I guess even murderers have a heart?….. LOL.
I agree….Sonny’s heart bleeds for his father…the lone tear speaks volumes. But, it is Max who enthralls me.
My Dad loves Barney Miller and I do watch the reruns…so, I see Max as the goofy character, you describe…..
perhaps, this is why we are so taken with his skillful representation of Alzheimer’s.
Chloe is going places, T…..she’s outstanding….
I can’t see anyone else playing this part….

Shay
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Shay

Hello again, CeeCeeGirl! Whilst it is indisputable that Max Gail is doing a bang-up acting job on GH, my only problem with his portrayal is that for those of us who fondly remember Ron Hale as Mike Corbin, we don’t recognize this lovable lug posing as Sonny’s father! This was a character who was tortured and intense due to his hardscrabble life and gambling addiction…he never demonstrated a particularly sunny disposition or friendly nature that has been shining through despite the Alzheimer’s diagnosis ala the Max version…. Also, it’s impossible for me to buy into the notion that this sweetheart… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Welcome back, Shaybelle….I surely missed you!! I didn’t know the other Mike Corbin, so I can only speak of Max Gail and his performance. You are so right about him….regardless of his affliction, Cooky Stan comes through loud and clear. I can’t picture him as Mike Corbin the debaucher ( do you watch the reruns?). Perhaps Max was purposely hand-picked to showcase the deterioration of someone’s mind due to Alzheimer’s….a behavior which is completely to the left of what he/she used to be. As far as humanizing Sonny? “Ain’t” never “gonna” work for moi!! And, I cringe each time I… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

i liked Ron Hale too but im letting Max have his day(could be worse: they could had brought back a certain dead nurse-lol)…it just bugs me they can write tales for Corintho’s clan for 20 years but cant think of anything for Laura?….hey, what if Ava and Mike fell in love????…..my Coronation Street has become too Americanish with too much gloom and doom but on the bright side they dont rapidly age their children and killed off characters dont return from the dead…characters do live more real life drama and have more normal jobs-cab drivers, food servers, market workers ect.

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, CeeCeeGirl! I missed you, too! Before I had my new computer set up, I was using my iPad to reply here, and a week or so ago, certain GH threads were consistently re-directing to third-party websites, even on the privacy setting. It was driving me crazy, so I just took a break, but I am glad to be back! I remember Mike Corbin from when was running Kelly’s Diner and trying to kick his gambling habit….he was quite serious in nature and not at all Wo-jovial…just very resigned to his plight and businesslike, trying to buckle down and… Read more »

Jacob
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Jacob

My hope is that Nelle is trying to get Carly to think that Morgan is still alive but it’s Nelle that goes crazy at the sight of Morgan actually having returned from being in a coma for the past year (hey, if they can spirit Robin out of the locked room in the hospital seconds before an explosion, they can have someone have rescued Morgan).
I missed Friday but will look for it on abc.com in a week when they post, sounds like it was a good ep.

Celia
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Celia

What a spooky twist that would be, Jacob!! Good one….. I do like Nelle, but not like this…..she is truly nuts….
I did want her to sock it ( been watching reruns of LAUGH IN, LOL) to Carly, but, I never thought she’d go this far….my Lord, these writers have a thirst for the macabre….criminally insane, Nelle is….

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, Celia, Nelle is truly scary. One of the best villains in soaps right now; she and Helena would have really hit it off. Chloe Lanier is a real find and has consistently made the part multi-faceted. I’m not a fan of Mike/Max but I applaud GH and Y&R for tackling this heartbreaking illness with sensitivity. To me, the Drew and Franco alliance has jump-started that storyline (which seems to have dragged on longer than the Iraq war). These 2 actors play off one another brilliantly and I’m so glad Billy M is out from the shadow of stone-cold Jason.… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Soaphound. Hi, there, Poor Nelle….If this character sticks around, how will TPTB deal with her? How does one come back from this demonic behavior? ….oh, golly gee; I forgot…it’s a soap. A couple of seconds in a mental establishment and she’ll come back brand new. LOL. I truly do not ken, nor have the stomach to watch this mayhem when there’s a baby involved……even when fictitious. I find it very disturbing and distasteful….. Mia Farrow will descend upon her?? As far as Jason and Sam?….. already soooo tired of them….the storylines have become too predictable….these two getting together was known… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL; I wouldn’t mind Morgan turning up alive and that’d be a good a plot as any for it to happen! Funny! Not sure, though, that Bryan Craig would be available; think he just got a new primetime show if I remember correctly? Though they could recast I thought he was phenomenal in the role. (and, they did just show his picture on the computer when Nell was devising her scheme.)

What’s wrong with your idea? Nothing…’cept Carly would win again and I’d hate that!’ 😉

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Dear rebecca1, I am so OVER Carly and her clomping shoes. You’d think someone with her dough could find a shoe that fits properly. Whenever she’s angry or trying to make a point, she slips on what seem to be size 19s and stalks around the set. By the way, has she thanked Drew or Kim yet for saving Josslyn’s life? In between stabbing him in the back over Jason, that is. I also agree about how difficult it would be to recast the phenomenal, sexy Bryan Craig. Now THOSE are tough shoes to fill.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Soaphound!

I am continuously impressed by you! Your wit is, well, witty! 😉 Seriously, you crack me up. (Love the Carly shoes and how you swung it around to Morgan’s shoes.) And the visuals! LOL…I’m picturing Carly as a toddler wearing her mom’s heels. Thanked Drew? She’d have to remember he exists first!

You are upping the ante with each hilarious yet observant comment…

Made me smile…

Jimh
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Jimh

Replying here…knowing soap writers they could change the story about Maxi’s baby…maybe Peter dne something t change the results…its a soap so you never know!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL…Jimh, we don’t want Maxi’s baby to inherit that horrible disease…. let’s hope not! Let’s tweak your idea: Nell steals Maxi’s baby but at an early age we find out he or she inherited Maxi’s younger years gift-for- -gab, started yakking up a storm (no Kristen Storm pun intended) and Nell was last seen rocking to and fro (think Laura when she went catatonic) from yap overload. There’s a note pinned to the baby’s clothes that tells the authorities to please send her child to Carly Corinthos, the baby’s grandmother, in her final act to attempt to drive Carly crazy…… Read more »

Jacob
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Jacob

I’m also pretty sure they’re setting her up for a murder mystery – and it will be Mike that will be the killer and will have totally forgotten about it. (that’s how I’d write it anyway). 🙂

rebecca1
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rebecca1

OOOh! Another good idea, Jacob! But, I’d hate to think Mike goes out of this life as a murderer. And if he DID remember it that would be too much for him to bear….and that would make his sad story even more heart-wrenching to watch.

Jimh
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Jimh

I like Mike…also liked his girlfriend Rita but i guess she is gone?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Jimh… Max Gail has been so excellent in this role that it’s hard to believe he plays comedic roles, as well. Just delivering an outstanding, tear-at-your-heartstrings performance. Rita bailed on him. She came to visit him at Sonny’s and Carly wound up telling her about his illness. Sadly, she said it was too much for her and that she knew she wouldn’t be able to handle it. I’m not sure we’ve seen the last of her. She’s the same Rita…the bartender that Jason met in New York when he was fleeing the guys sent to kill him. To thank… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Thanks for the reply…did not see the ep with Rita!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Jimh! Any time! Oh, and, Mike wasn’t home at the time so it was quite sad. He told Sonny that he was going home to be with Rita and they had to break it to him that she wouldn’t be there…

me
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me

You’d write a story where an Alzheimer’s patient commits murder and can’t remember it because of their disease? What a great message to send. Just wow.

Sarah E W Sees
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Sarah E W Sees

Max Gail absolutely broke my heart in this episode. Give this man an Emmy!

su0000
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su0000

0oooh my god!
Max Gail (Mike Corbin) is phenomenal I didn’t just watch him in awe I felt him !
Sonny, I can feel his pain too..

BRAVO !! Maurice and Max ..

Nelle is boring me and Griffin has lost his charm so eehhh.

Timmm
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Timmm

su0000, we agree AGAIN!

su0000
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su0000

Hi Timmm ..
My lifer soaper neighbor informed me;
Carly was much the same as Nelle and what goes around comes around.

And she knows her soap stuff at age 72 and a GH fan since black & white days..
(just wanted to mention that lol

Celia
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Celia

Hey, SuzieQ….you have your neighbor….I have my grandmother…LOL.
My Great-Grandmother ( RIP) used to ‘watch’ soaps when they came through the RADIO airwaves….one being: ‘Amanda Of Honemoon Hill’. How does that title grab you?? HaHa. ….she still talked about that program; she loved it that much!
Yes, I need to walk the walk of shame….I agree with you and Timmm. I must, reluctantly, give Sonny/Maurice his dues: he got to me….go figure.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m thinking Nell putting her blood on the scarf will be her downfall; all they have to do is test the blood for DNA and voila, Nell!

dmr
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dmr

rebecca1, we are talking about the inept PCPD-keystone cops at best. They will be in way over their heads testing blood and DNA, haha.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, drm. Maybe Spinelli will send Jordan an email and give her a clue.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hahaha…sorry; dmr (not drm).

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I hope so!!!!

rose
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rose

What close to the heart stories on both GH and Y&R ( Nina and the Abbott family) with excellent performances all around. You can also add Laura/Carly’s more understated (for her) performance to Max and Maurice. Just wish we didn’t have to have back to back to back sad stories on GH ( there’s enough going on in what used to be called the real world), as well as another reason for the Corinthos family to mourn. Plus I also have always liked Auntie Stella so it’s good to see that she is settling into Port Charles in a more… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t think it would be a good idea to have Andre working on a cure for Huntington’s or Alzheimers. I don’t know if they’ll ever mention the former again if neither Maxi’s baby or Peter have it…but it would trivialize a real life tragedy if they were to have Andre work on some “fix” for Mike and his alzheimers. I HOPE they’re not going there. This is a very reality-based heartbreaking all-too-real illness that many individuals and their families go through. I think it would be insulting to have a “TV” cure when none is available in reality. Can’t… Read more »

rose
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rose

I also saw part of the PBS or another program on hope for patients of Hunnington’s and Alzheimers. I can only speak for myself, but I would fear either of those more than some other diseases. I don’t think having Andre work towards a cure would trivialize it at all if it was written properly. Seems to me a good topic for a program called General Hospital. Just another way to show more about how dedicated people are working to find cures for these diseases, or at least a way to alleviate some of it’s worst symptoms until they find… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Rose… I hear what you’re saying and it does seem coincidental that Andre was working on a cure for Alzheimers, mapping memories, etc and all of a sudden Mike has that very disease. But I still don’t think they should go there because ultimately he WON’T find the cure since none in reality exists. This is too important a topic and they’re doing it very realistically. The heartbreak, the toll it takes on the victim and his/her loved ones is already something that most people are familiar with either in their own family or friends or at least if… Read more »

rose
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rose

Rebecca1…I didn’t suggest Andre would find a cure, but that just he could work on it. I don’t think this would take away from the seriousness of the diseases, how hard it is to find a cure or at least delay their horrible effects, and how it affect friends and family. Even Y&R had Abby taping Dina’s recollections on certain parts of her life. Not a cure, but something to try to compensate for not being able to remember anymore.

And as for Auntie, we have to agree to disagree.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Rose…Yes; agree to disagree. They may have Andre doing just that. Personally I don’t think it’s a good idea in this situation. But, as said, coincidence that they mentioned that was what he was working on, or did that just give them the idea to work on an actual story with a well-known character.

And no to “Auntie.” But never say never. If I find myself warming to her I won’t fight it! 😉

Jimh
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Jimh

ya…I dont mind Stella too much byt why cant Felicia become a social worker and work with patients???

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Jimh…

I’m not even sure if Felicia went to college. To become a social worker you need to have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. If your Bachelors is in another area, you can still get a masters in social work, then you need experience, etc. Felicia CAN…if she feels like doing all that! 😉

I’m guessing “auntie” did. Not sure how raising Curtis and his brother by herself…

Maybe they can skip the psychiatrist and social worker jobs and just have everybody get an emotional support bearded dragon!

Shay
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Shay

Hello again, Rose! Just wanted to tell you that it was moi who responded to your Kennedy/BRF posts to which you alluded some time back. I tried to reply at that juncture and my comments failed to make it online. Also, I believe I received a messge from you about “Miranda?” Again, I made mention of that topic, but I gather that was not deemed permissible either! I do wish the rules regarding the discussion of other television vehicles were more clearcut. It seems that some can ramble on unabated about their viewing habits whilst others cannot even dare make… Read more »

rose
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rose

Hi Shay…”Yes,” sometimes I do like to comment about other programs that I at least try to connect with the soaps. “Murder She Wrote” is one since many soap actors /actresses make guest appearances early in their careers. Fun to see them back then. But because of some of our varied viewing interests and genres, some of my comments don’t always make the cut either. Also is it okay to use the work actress for a female now, or is it just actor? Still think “Miranda” was my big find. Trying to remember what I said about the Kennedy clan.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Looks like they ARE going to go there, Rose! Memory mapping for Mike? I still don’t like the idea but I can see where it all ties together. Is it ethical for them to go that route with a real disease? Not sure how I feel about it…

heidi
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heidi

I am sorry… but both of these story lines are getting on my nerves and are not interesting anymore. I want more of anyone else… but Mike and Nelle!

Michael
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Michael

Max Gail is wonderful in this part and should definitely get an Emmy nomination next year.

mike
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mike

Max Gail hits it out of the park every episode.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Oh, gimme a break already!!!!! This Alzheimer’s story is just another excuse to give Carly and (especially) Sonny yet more airtime!!!!! I’m sorry…but Max Gail ain’t cutting it for me!!!!! He is NO Ron Hale!!!!! Not impressed here!!!!!

N-E-X-T……….

Shay
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Shay

I echo those sentiments, Jaybird! As much as Max Gail may have an appealing personal quality, I am not buying his portrayal as the character of Mike Corbin, at least not as someone who knew and appreciated him ala Ron Hale. Despite the current actor’s apparent popularity amongst a lot of fans, I simply cannot reconcile the marked differences between the “Two Mikes,” Alzheimer’s or no Alzheimer’s! They are completely departed characters with no similarities whatsoever!!! I also agree that bringing back Mike was just another device to give Sonny yet more screentime…. as well as the umpteenth attempt to… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Thank You, Shay. I CANNOT BELIEVE that TIIC at GH brought back the character of Mike Corbin…and for what?!?!? TRULY DUMB ALL-AROUND?!?!?

Have a good one, Shay.

Dan
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Dan

I was a little unsure when I heard they were recasting Mike Corbin, cause I loved Ron Hale in the role. He played Mike so well for 15 years. But I have to hand it to them, they struck gold with the casting of Max Gail. He has been nothing short of phenomenal. I have unfortunately seen Alzheimer’s first hand on multiple occasions in my family, and the way he’s playing it is picture perfect. He keeps this up and there will be some Emmy gold in his future. He’s been a real highlight of the show recently. And even… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Max Gail has shocked me! He was a goofy detective on Barney Miller 100 years ago. I couldnt tell you what he has been up to since. Now I know. He has been honing his craft and his acting has been spectacular! He has brought out some of Sonny’s better qualities and also his fear of losing a dad that he never had been close to and seems to regret. Wouldnt it be something if Max and Marla over at Y&R both win Emmy’s for their stories? Some criticize GH for the Alzheimer story after Y&R started theirs. I get… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree about poor Griffin, Timm. The guy has “worried and afraid” practically stamped on his brow. Such a gorgeous waste.

Patrick
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Patrick

WOW … that’s smack dab in “our” face. I get it tho this is the case of where a persons looks take over… and you forget about his/her being? we waited for eon , no? for Griffin to break lose or FREE him from his shackles ( his disrobing , man of the cloth) … lest he waste his life with Sonny. I thought for sure Claudette was the WOMAN. now that goes to Ava. so…. what shocked me to look @Griffin again. when Scotty was visiting Ava and wanted her to go out with him … for drinks or… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Ahhhh, Griffin…a chiseled Michelangelo reproduction. A gorgeous waste, indeed, Soaphound!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Soaphound…I LOVE your idea about Carly being sent to Shadybrook…YEAH!!!!!

ROCK ON, SOAPHOUND!!!!!

Linda
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Linda

I liked the performance from Max and Sonny. Such great acting! Nell is a little snake. I was happy to see that Michael got a date with Francesca but can only imagine what Nell will do when she sees them together.

Mateo
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Mateo

Okay, let me begin with saying that the Alzheimer’s story with Mike (Max Gail) has gone above and beyond what Y&R has done with Dina. Mike’s story is more real. It is more informative and helps others understand what this illness does. I think all of the cast have done an amazing job in dealing with this issue. My strongest kudos go to the actress who plays Stella. (Vernee Watson-Johnson). She brought up all the issues that families face and also was able to be a strong ally with Sonny. She kept him in check while also showing empathy for… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I hear you and at the same time Carly and Sonny had little empathy for taking away Monica’s child. Oh, wait! Sonny killed him and Carly helped cover it up! And they never showed one drop of remorse other than how it effected their relationship with Michael and Avery. They also send Monica’s “other child”, Jason, into the line of fire every time Sonny might be in danger. For all their love of him and disbelief, gratitude that he’s back…did they talk him into staying out of the business? Nope. Each time Sonny goes to anything remotely dangerous she says,… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

How about this one, rebecca1: Carly is sent to Shadybrook for “evaluation” while Sonny prowls the sets with sunken eyelids and Jason stares in what appears to be disbelief, though I can never tell the difference between that look and constipation. While under doctors’ care, Nelle continues her psychological torture by assigning each of Carly’s Jimmy Choos a separate personality, each representing someone she stabbed in the back in days past and present. Eventually, all those “size 19s” combine forces and send her over the edge. She is then prescribed BOTH Sonny’s anti-mania medicine (which Nelle replaces with placebos) and… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Soap! You’re a shoe-in, I mean shoo-in, 😉 for the MF comedic poster award! Got my vote! But let’s not taint the sweet memory of Carrie Bradshaw with Carly C. I rather think she’s wearing cheap knockoffs, hey! (not that I’m knocking the knockoff, some are done very well…for as long as they last, ahem). The one important aspect to the story that you left out would be Heather Weber, transfered to the same facility, going up to Carly in the rec room and clobbering her over the head with Sam’s stilletos which she stole from Sam (who was having… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I only have one little comment, Mateo…..I soooo agree with you….I had said that I thought Dina’s story was sort of a mockery. I did not appreciate how it was told….made Dina look foolish. It has gotten better and I cannot deny Marla her craft….she’s a seasoned, wonderful, talented actress.
But, Max, as Mike tells his story, is so much more real, as you say…

Patrick
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Patrick

Max Gail should be hailed – along with; the supporting cast – for holding this story, together. Sonny and Carly have become so weak… caricatures of themselves… which is laugh out loud at the both of them. the mere fact that TPTB do not see how weak this show has become.. because they choose to feature full time.. the dullard corinthos family. the blame entirely is on Frank Valentini. as he lays waste to his agenda and OH puhlease… make budget.. if ABC OWNS the show.. I would imagine that’s not the real problem

dmr
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dmr

What is really “laugh out loud”-if you were to read Laura Wright’s Instagram posts or Tweets-hysterical-“all about me.” Clearly, she believes the hype. She seems to have regressed to being 16 years old.

Patrick
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Patrick

Max Gail whos’ superlative TURN .. @Barney Miller … 1975-1982. 8 seasons. Wallah… TWO EMMY NOMINATIONS as best supporting actor in a comedy. years… 1979 ( and the winner is : Robert Guillaume, SOAP ) years… 1980 ( and the winner is : Harry Morgan , MASH ) the show just excelled in writing and directing… during it’s tenure woah… i’ll go their , again… what a dream boat. I hope.. at the very least… that GH gives him times of lucidity… WITH any one other than… Sonny and CArly… they are generating nothing. you can imagine my surprise.. and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m sorry that this story was rushed from the get go. they could have given Max Gail ‘ Mike… a mind of his own… for a little while. but then… why would they ? this would lessen Maurice Benard character value just like wasting the character of Nelle… I’ve posted from the start.. they need to take her out of the Corinthos’ orbit. God.. at least we’re not seeing her wasting all her time with Michael…. what a snooze fest that is. so Carly gets to scream wail and what??? fear for her life ? WITH Sonny and Jason looking… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Frank and Maurice… RUSHED right out of the gate…. as Sonny called the shots from the start… and we have Mike … protesting… losing his thought… again… stating he doesn’t want Sonny help. etc… etc… etc… that’s how dull this father /son scenes play out. NOTE … with father and son. you can play out this story any way you want… the impact of what Alz·hei·mer’s means.. is not lost. it’s horrific … outside of losing a child… the most gut wrenching their is. I will not acknowledge the actor who plays Sonny… he’s not a contributor

Patrick
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Patrick

“…this would lessen Maurice Benard character value ”

the Sonny and Carly hour.

I truly believe this is what Frank Shelley and Chris plus Jean have done

case in point: LOOK @ how well… Valentin / Nina / Charlotte TOOK OFF.

they have virtually disappeared… from the screen. no other couples or pairs have truly developed.

you have some super power possibilities

STILL

Valentin and Nina
Kim and Julian
Kim and Drew
Drew and Liz
Griffin and Liz
Ava and Griffin
Ava and Ric Lansing
Lucas and Brad
scotty and Ava
Mac and Felicia
Ned and Olivia

God – the excitement is their

dmr
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dmr

Oh, I like Valentin and Nina, too-and I think fireworks will explode when Nina finds out about Val’s connection to “Parking Lot Pete” (Faison’s son). I’m not a fan of Kim Nero at all. I like Ava and Griffin. Love Scotty! Always love to see Felicia!

Patrick
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Patrick

That Picture above… spells it all out… so much disconnect on a powerful story.. that any way you cut it… is so impactful gut wrenching… that it’s been lost on father and son.

Thank You Max Gail.

Patrick
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Patrick

since this story premiered: Maurice Benard – CONTINUALLY – looks for Laura Wright Carly to help him … talk, explain, emote … ???

so therefore, this is not having the impact it should

he will stare off , no eye to eye … and can drop a tear as the scene closes. so what?

Max has got it

he alone.. is affecting and triggering all the response that’s needed .. because, like Mike told Liz… when I hear the word the doctors told me… I get scared.

dmr
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dmr

I’ve said for a while, that it appears as though Maurice Benard adlibs, and it’s really not working..

Celia
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Celia

Patrick and dmr….agreed…..Sonny’s lone tear did tug at the heartstrings a bit….then I remind myself of the strong disdain I feel for him….and, yeah, throw Carly in the mix. dmr: thanks for saving me from saying it…I have had enough of Kim. I don’t know…she is soooo annoying to me—miss goody-two-shoes; waaaay over-done. She knows Jaded Julian has the hots for his ex-bunny, yet she exchanges fluids with him? Yeah…..writers, wherefore art thou going with this? Kudos to Drew for having had the courage to walk out on Sam. See, that’s one thing I will never understand: loving two men,… Read more »

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GH’s Michael Easton and Finola Hughes Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

It was an emotional week of episodes on General Hospital as the double-wedding of Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes), and Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) took a double nose-dive.

Each installment left us wondering if either couple would actually get hitched, but when Finn and Anna were the first to combust and not Peter and Maxie, it set the stage for two beloved soap veterans to once again, remind us all, why they are always at the top of the game when required to play high drama that tugs at the heartstrings.

In story, Finn is gut-punched, (and no one can play that better than Michael Easton), when Anna reveals that she knew that Peter was not her biological son and had done all the horrific deeds he has been hiding, in an effort to stop Maxie from marrying Peter.  When Finn realizes Anna confided in Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and they were working together to bring Peter down it was too much for him to take.

Finn walks out on their wedding.  Alone and with tears welling up in his eyes, Finn feels his chance at love is dashed again.  Add to the fact, he has DNA results to prove if he is Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father and not his brother, or not, and the guy has been through the wringer of late.

As for Anna, she has literally imploded her own life, while trying to save others, after realizing the error of her ways; constantly putting her faith in Peter.  When she comes to visit Finn, she knows no matter what she says to Finn it looks bad.  She sees how she has hurt him, and hopes they can still repair their now fractured relationship, but she has to stop Peter and help her God-daughter, Maxie from making the biggest mistake of her life, so she leaves him to go back to the scene of the double-wedding.

Later in the week, Anna shares a heartfelt scene with her ex Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), whom she knows she can have an honest conversation knowing her life of espionage and their shared history.  Meanwhile, Jackie (Kim Delaney) and Finn’s pull is there as well, as it appears Jackie’s attraction to Finn still remains all these years later when he visits her shortly after being blindsided by Anna at the nuptials.

Throughout the week, Easton and Hughes played all the nuances of their character’s emotional life, as the audience witnessed which just might be the end of the line for Finn and Anna.

For all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV names Michael and Finola’s work, The Power Performances of the Week.

So, let us know, what did you think of what happened to Finn and Anna? The double-wedding fiasco? Did you enjoy Michael and Finola’s scenes? Comment below.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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