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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

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After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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The one part of Ghost Mike’s comments that I didn’t get was when he implied that he brought Sonny to his “brother in arms” Lenny, as if Mike & Lenny had served together in the military. Now how does that work? First of all, I would guess that Mike was a decade or more older than Lenny. Second, of all the years that Mike Corbin (in either of his incarnations) was on GH, I can’t recall military service being part of his backstory. What would be the point of adding that into the character a year after his death?? And… Read more »

Judy Arellano
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Judy Arellano

I am sooo happy Sonny is back. I wished they would have interrupted the wedding. I pray they find out before the wedding night.

Phil
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Phil

I want Sonny and Carly back together! She and Jason bore me!

JoAnn Manuli
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JoAnn Manuli

I want sonny and carley back together. Jason snd csrley r not leagley married now that sonny is alive

Steve
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Steve

Jax tried to call Maxie – not text (that would have made too much sense!)

Phyllis’ insurance claim on the Tan-O couldn’t be that much. The place never had any customers to begin with.

Die Heinrik Die

Soaphound
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Soaphound

So predictable. How can suspense build when the audience already knows the outcome? Sure, soaps are mostly predictable but that doesn’t mean boring. And this new “Mike” saga is dull and irritating. The wedding is just silly and often nauseating (those loving looks between Carly and Jason) and Diane looked better than the bride. The fallout for Nina might be the only compelling part of this.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Welcome back to Sonny. If Nina truly loved him, she wouldn’t have witheld the truth all this time. True, Carly doesn’t deserve him, but no one could be happy living in that cocoon of lies and deception. I guess you could call it a Fool’s Paradise.

Lincoln
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Lincoln

Glad Sonny is back!! The acting is fabulous, but I hope this poorly executed revised history story arc is worth it. I’m not a Jason fan, but it seemed very disrespectful to fans of super couple JaSam. Not sure how the familial relationship between Sonny, Carly and Jason will ever be the same. Applaud writers for taking risk, but is it worth it? Also, a shame how many other fabulous actors have gotten back storied for back to back seasons because the mob stuff eats the show alive.

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Soapfangh50

What bothered me most is when Jason, former love of Sam’s life and she his, tells Carly he’ll ALWAYS BE THERE FOR HER FOREVER!” He promised Sam the same thing but JaSam were ACTUALLY in love. I don’t believe that he’s “in love” with Carly-I could tell by his KISS!!

fredawalker
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fredawalker

Go get Carly sonny I’ve been watching 30 yrs clear out stories with no pay off that are too long & not going any where ,olivivia, play up obrecht Britt valentine anna

Cindy
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Cindy

Great drama. Maurice was chilling. Big omission no Jake or Danny?? Several key players missing at wedding. Get Alexis out of jail, back to the fearless woman she was. She needs to be with Shawn. Where is Taggert? Keep Phyllis. Not a fan of Nina’s pirtrayer.LOVE DIANE!! Epiphany should have sung at the wedding and deserves a storyline!! Weren’t she and Diane dating brothers?

Steve
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Steve

Max and Milo are no longer on the show. The real life brothers moved from California long before the pandemic. Epiphany and Milo break up took place off camera but was mentioned in story. Diane doesn’t even mention Max anymore. Lucas, due to a throwaway line during Austin’s hiring, has also departed Port Charles.

Fredawalker
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Fredawalker

What throw away line steve

Steve
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Steve

It was something like “A staff position is now available since Lucas moved on”. Really weak, hardly memorable. No scene of Bobbie, Carly or Sam mentioning anything. The new guy aired maybe 3 times after Ryan Carnes departure. He certainly looked interesting. Don’t know why they can’t focus on a legacy gay character.

cindycindy Klaus
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cindycindy Klaus

I want to know why didn’t the firemen put out the fire at the tan-o?? All they did was stand there. Did Jason think and get him and Carly out of the car before it blew up. Gotta love those cliff hanger Fridays

Jean Dotson
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Jean Dotson

I’m thinking Jason’s men switched bomb & the men that was waiting for bomb to go off…
I’m hoping any way.

Carly & Jason’s wedding is not valid… since Sunny is alive!

Satan
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Satan

They made some half-assed excuse for the fire department’s poor performance, claiming that their delayed response was due to the fire department being called to a fake “fire” at some other address. Implication here being that Whiny Heiny called it in, hoping he could burn up Nina & Phyllis before they showed up. Apparently Tricky Dick Nixon falls is one of those old style small towns with an all volunteer fire department & only one fire engine.

Kerry Wilson
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Kerry Wilson

I love Mike and Nina! Which surprises me because I haven’t been a huge Nina fan. I guess I partly like that storyline because I liked Phyllis and Lenny so much. I was hoping Sonny would be discovered while still Mike and in love with Nina.Then he could gradually recover memory and be torn between Nina and Carly. And end up eventually with Carly again, no doubt. Don’t forget that Nina tried to tell Carly! And I think Nina was happy that Mike was so happy. I’m beyond tired of Jax! I hope Nina doesn’t get back with him.

Kim
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Kim

I dont think Jax is going to want her!

Nelda Guajardo
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Nelda Guajardo

Glad Nina got caught. Mortified that Carly & Jason exchanged vows. Preferred them to be friends. Dummy Maxie for assuming Jax wants to interfere with the wedding. Now she’s at risk from Pete. Sonny go rescue Carly so the marriage can be annulled and Jason returns to Britt. My perfect story line

Shelley
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Shelley

I just don’t buy the Jason & Carly love match. Who hasn’t she been with?? Better off friends and put Jason back with Sam.

POCAHONTAS ASHFORD
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POCAHONTAS ASHFORD

Please let sonny and carly get back together. They truly make the best soap couples. Jason go back with Dr. Britt who had a one night affair with Jax.

Sharron
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Sharron

So glad Sonny is back..just hope that he and Carly can get back together and Jason can move on with Britt. I feel those relationships are better.. Carly is definitely better with Sonny. Thanks for ending the Nixon Falls episodes..it was so wrong and boring. Not a fan of Nina..she gets what she deserves. Get rid of Peter
Please..let Maxie get her child.

Monica
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Monica

I love Nina in fact I am tired of carly and sonny , its the same ting over and over , so predictable. Move on

R Harris
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R Harris

I want Carly and Sonny back together

Velena Daniels
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Velena Daniels

PLEASE!!!…. Bring Sonny back. Put him back with Carly and put Jason with Britt!!!!!!!!

Katheryn White
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Katheryn White

Yeslet nonsense get what is coming to her she knew who sonny was a d I want carly with sonny not Jason.

Su000
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Su000

All I have to say——–
I LOVE Mike/Max Gail——
He is the best part of the episode.
Having him back was Awesome!!!!
I miss him bigtime!!

Cindy
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Cindy

We went down that Sonny/Nina rabbit hole for THAT conclusion? What man walks into his bedroom to see his wife pulling the tie off another man, champagne on the nightstand, hear they married despite their lame excuse for it, and have no reaction! “Mike’s” smiling and weird goofiness seemed more like Maurice knew the storyline was dumb and he couldn’t keep a straight face.

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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

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The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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