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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Spinelli Utters "Stone Cold" When He Happens Upon "Jake"!

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On Wednesday’s General Hospital, it was during the final moment of the episode that was most noteworthy!

As “Jake” (Billy Miller) signs his release papers from GH, and as Carly (Laura Wright) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) are standing by happy to hear the news that he is recovered enough from his surgery to move on with his life, Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) with Sam (Kelly Monaco) happen upon the scene.

From Spinelli’s vantage point. he sees “Jake” in traditional Jason Morgan black t-shirt attire from behind.  When he comes upon the “mystery man”, he utters out loud, “Stone Cold?” Sam hears this and doesn’t know what to make of it, and in true sudsy fashion the episode ends and fades to black.

The questions are:  Can Spinelli deduce the clues and put together the pieces that “Jake” is indeed his beloved friend?  Will this chance meeting set the sleuthing genius on the path to solving this once and for all?  Will “Jake” recall who Spinelli is when he sees him? Share your thoughts below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

If Jake doesnt recognize Sam, son Danny, Liz, Skangster moll Carly or even his own picture, very doubtful he will recognize Spinelli…recurring or not, why cant we have Monica appear in some Jake scenes…i still believe Jake’s identity will be revealed at nurses ball or May sweeps…and probably when Liz and Nik get cozy and she learns he knew about Jake all this time!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

You forgot Sonny– I wasn’t watching during the Jason years, but based on what I heard and read Jason and Sonny were joined at the hip. I imagine during May Sweeps during some big confrontation between the mob families Jake will come face to face with Sonny, and as either Sonny or Jake is about to shoot the other, Jake will remember Sonny and then remember who is he is. Personally, I would love it if it was Monica who figures out who he really is, but considering how mob center this show is I wouldn’t be surprise if meeting… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I did forget…im getting old…lol…itll probably be Sonny who will trigger Jasons memory…was hoping Jason would have some heart problem and it was Monica who operates on him and when he wakes up he recognizes her and calls her mom!!!

lynMarie
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lynMarie

It’s a shame that no one knew or loved Jason to know his movements and just regular things ppl know about each other..I think of everyone either sam or Sonnie should have a rude awakening and realize

Rose
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Rose

Speaking of Monica, wish they had shown her “convincing” the Judge that Michael should get custody of AJ (Avery). Would love to see more of her, and baby could use another Grandmother.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think Monica and the judge were only written as a couple solely for the purpose of Micheal gaining custody of Avery-it wouldve been nice to see Monica influencing the judges decision but it was obvious this was done off screen-i dont think tptb intend to use Monica for more than a few episodes a year and we will see her only for a couple episodes when Jake is finally revealed to be Jason and as soon as we blink, Monica and the Judge will disappear with the long missing Epiphany and Milo on their double date to forgotten character… Read more »

aria
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aria

you though the ending scene was the most noteworthy ? i though it was nathan and dante showering together! lol, ok so back to the last noteworthy scene of yesterdays episode, i think everyone will give spinneli that awkward look and nothing will come of it. also worth noting on yesterdays episode that hypocrite carly spend the night at sonny’s house after michael gain custody of AJ, and after they all guilt tripped him, only to wake up the next day and instead call or go check on her daughter little brat josslyn, her first thought was to go visit… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thats why i call Carly a ‘Skangster Moll’…lol

Aden
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Aden

You are 110% right.

Harry
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Harry

Aria, it took Dante and Nathan an hour to get dressed! It’s as if they didn’t want it to end.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I wish I was Dante…sigh….!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That is, I wish I were, not was.
I never took notice of that scene until you brought it to our attention, Aria.
Dante and Nathan weren’t even wet, after showering. Do you think they showered in the same stall? LOL.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe Dante and Nathan dried each other off…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

I thought you would have wished to be Nathan’s towel!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@ Timmm.
Lol, Timmm …..that would have been even better (Nathan’s towel) , had I thought of it.

Marianne janis
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Marianne janis

You would thinks ebony would ewcognize his eyes or hisvoice Helena didn’t change them

Paula K
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Paula K

Hopefully we’re getting toward the actual story line where the reveal happens. It’s beginning to drag on a bit. Also hopefully the Luke story picks up the pace. I know things happen slowly in the soap world. The pace is getting to be downright glacial.

Anne
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Anne

Oh so true. Sometimes I have to focus to remember what’s happened and who knows what. I love that it looks like Spinelli is on the trail to the truth. Move quickly Spinelli.

Charday
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Charday

Agreed. Jake and Fluke storylines getting boring to me. The last 3-4 weeks, I have found myself doing other things while also “watching” GH.

Ces
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Ces

Me too! Too much mob stuff too with dull Duke and Jerome. That and new annoying kiki and i can do plenty of multi-tasking!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Same here, though I never sit and watch during the day. My baby is a good little girl, but when my son gets home from school, mayhem happens.
There is no way I can go through more torturous months of anticipation. As with the Fluke storyline, after a while I just didn’t care any more. The thrill was gone. It made no sense.
I don’t want to lose interest in Jake’s story progression, only because it’s Billy Miller.

Timmm
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Timmm

Seems like they have cooled on the Fluke story. Maybe AG is headed on vacation? I still think he kidnaps Avery. [A.J.]

Barbara Adams
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Barbara Adams

I hope that knows that Jake is Jason and get on with the show it has been long enough

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree. I’m more frustrated by Jakeson than I am about Fluke!

Sissy
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Sissy

I would love it if Spinelli is the one to figure out that he’s Jason! I’d also love it if it happens SOON!

Patrick
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Patrick

ummmhhh… ??? I don’t mind …. Spinelli…. ( I didn’t miss him ) just when it seems the main factor… that Maxie moved on…. and we’re to believe that his breaking up with Ellie and returning “Georgie” is a catalyst? it’s not fun to watch Nathan… questioning any thing… his acting nosedives the one thing I can agree on… when Lulu is telling Traci… when they agree they need a detective…. (to find Fluke) ??? Lulu chimes in : i’ll call Sam…. YES! I LOL… heartily… when Traci immediately pounced.. NO absolutely NOT…. I too am so over her ho… Read more »

Sissy
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Sissy

Not to mention…where the heck is Monica in this Jake story? I think we had one tiny scene when he first arrived…and nothing since.

Timmm
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Timmm

Spinnelli is old news. His act is a one and done thing. The nerd thing is dead!

Love Ric and Sonny bonding as brothers. I want Carly and Sonny to stay together and Ric and ?

Carrrrrrrlos sucks!

Laurie
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Laurie

Patrick, Re: Spinelli’s fervently pursuing Maxie, in some states it’s called stalking. I call it rude! Stalking & butting in relationship’s sl’s are on all soaps: Joe stalking Avery & Kelly is w/Jack on #YR We just saw Spin in December treating Maxie as just a good friend & mother + Spin showing Nathan respect & kindness in Portland. Even if we had seen Spin sad, indecisive, gazing out windows in Portland, perhaps we’d believe his renewed passion. Hoping TPTB want to get closure on Spixie for now. Carly keeps waxing on about Jake, Jake, Jake to Sonny, knowing what… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

So…..supposedly intelligent women like Liz and Sam (I would include Carly here, but she aint intelligent on any level) cannot even pick up one slight clue that Jason might be Jake….in spite of the 374 or so clues…..like him using the name Jake…him responding to emotional stimuli that only Jason would…..the multiple brain damage and operations…his gastounding sniper skills….his voice…perhaps a mannerism or two…him having Jason’s memories….etc etc. Yet Spinelli walks around a corner, sees the back of a man in a black t shirt…and is so visibly rattled and shaken that he utters Stone Cold. Why not hire Spinelli… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Aden, I think it’s because these women don’t realize they’re on a soap opera.
Spinelli, with all his super instinctual, highly functioning Asperger’s-sixth sense -self, seems to be cognizant that he is existing in an alternate universe where such things are possible.

su0000
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su0000

Harry..
So great Spin is back..
Stone Cold needs Spin, those two were magic..
Can’t break up the very odd bookends ..

Rose
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Rose

Don’t forget Danny immediately felt comfortable with Jake as well. What’s the saying…sometimes through the eyes of a child? Sam’s pretty good about connecting the dots. In this case maybe she’s too close to this one, or Jake, even possibly being Jason, is too fantastical for her. Yet there always seems to be a question in her eyes when another clue drops into place.

Harry
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Harry

Suoo, I do agree. And I love that the “Jackal” called out “Jason” right off.
Jason’s grieving trio of loveelorn groupies, Sam, Carly and Lizzy, failed to recognize him, but Jackal did not.

kevin
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kevin

I laughed when that happened in yesterday’s episode. I was thinking how ironic that the women in Jake’s past life hadn’t picked up on the clues, but Spinelli’s objective eyes (absent from Jake’s recent return) & that their former bromance might be what propels the story forward. I thought it was cute!

Patrick
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Patrick

I know right

“Jake Doe” backside, his person… unseen… stirs
everything ….

CeeCee
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CeeCee

About that, Aden? I am so bored with this stupid “operation’ Anna concocted. And, why do all these clandestine meetings take place in the open? Exactly what is Anna’s title, now? The other thing that makes me go…’HUH’ ??!!?! is how the cops are not alerted to the rounds of gunfire. I suppose we all question how on earth no one picks up any of Jake’s nuances. So, out of the three women, and Patrick ,who performed surgery on him once before , and ,as a doctor, should have recognized his own work; it took Spinelli to get his hackles… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

And CeeCee what about Monica. She loved Jason, its her son. If they had her in a damn scene or two with Jake I think Monica would put two and two together! What mother doesnt know her son?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm. Absolutely, Timmm. There is no way a mother would not know her son. Even Jake’s stance, the way he turns his head, the inclination of his head and body, his mannerisms, HIS HANDS, for goodness sake!!!! Anyone who was close to him should pick out the slightest detail of what made/makes Jake Jason. I can spot my husband a mile away, even from the back…..as I can all my family and close friends. So, this notion of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is not true to life. Had Jake been among strangers, one could understand the reasoning. But, these are… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Tell me about it, CeeCee….One of the things that has always made Anna so special and unique is that she’s not just “one of the girls.” The divine Devane was far better than that…..an unflappable alpha-female in a man’s world who could stand toe-to-toe with the big boys, whilst looking fashionably chic at the same time! And…she would never back down. Seeing her reduced to playing this monotonous “SpyChicks” game with Jordan is beyond silly and demeaning….not to mention, completely amateurish. I really hope that this insipid storyline is put to rest sooner rather than later, so Anna can assume… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay. I have been trying not to be so untoward, remember? …LOL. I did not find the dropping of the towel so boorish as ridiculous. He must have an IMMENSE ego.LOL. I was actually impressed by his aging bod. He is a bit scrawny, though. I like tone and sinew….Many men, older than he, aren’t as lucky. But, Anna’s play-on-words MINIMIZED the object of Sloane’s pride and joy. I thought it was silly and hilarious. Once I found the humor of the stupid spectacle, I let it go as nonsense. I really was not offended, nor taken aback by the… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hey there, CeeCee! I’m not really sure of the spirit in which the writers meant that “towel dropping” scene….insulting, erotic or just plain disarming to Ms. Devane???? I personally thought her expression relayed repulsion, in which case, I would have heartily agreed, and so I found humor in that. She was clearly NOT impressed! Other than that, without knowing the actual intent of the act, I have nothing more to add, other than I did find it inappropriate. It’s not as if this were a friendly situation with two parties who had already technically dated and had some sort of… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay. Hi Shay, “a dealer of rare antiquities”…. That’s rich…I like it. But, that’s because Duke is a rare antiquity. Moreover, at the risk of getting a rolling of the eyes, I think he actually looks a little ‘alienish’. All he needs are extra-pointy ears. Anna may have been there on official business, however I personally thought that the sexual tension was remarkable, nonetheless. I would have preferred Sloane be the previous actor in the role, but I did not feel a connection there. Rodd (sp) did not appear tough enough. He had more of a ‘baby face’. Lol, Shay.… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Sad but true, CeeCee….and it pains me to say that, because I remember when Duke was such a vital, suave bad boy who could rock a kilt like no other! LOL. Then IB went on to other soaps and started playing all sorts of weird, defective characters…..still, I had high hopes when he returned to Port Charles. Alas, those years in the “Turkish prison” took their toll….and me thinks those alien-like features to which you refer may be courtesy of a wee-bit too much botox….As for Sloane and his “Chippendales” act…..I think it would have been far more appealing with… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hi CeeCee! I tried to answer your posts on the succeeding GH thread, and the reply didn’t make it, so I decided to re-post here so at least you hopefully will receive my remarks in your inbox: …..So then, you survived the Ariana concert???? LOL….I concur that the Franco “Monchichi” tour de force was tres amusing…..I don’t mind RoHo’s inspired antics in the least, I just prefer him without his current choice of pseudo(?)-psycho sidekick! (And sorry, but NO amount of telepathic chanting is apt to change that…..MS’s nerve-wracking Nina remains in my crosshairs for a swift departure from Port… Read more »

JUDY
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JUDY

PLEASE LETS ALL FIGURE THIS OUT SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS NOT TURN THIS INTO ANOTHER LONG LONG DRAGGED OUT LUKE STORY……………….

madluv4u
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madluv4u

Oh look Jake is going to work for the mob. How original.

su0000
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su0000

No, he is not working for the mob.
He is working for the police undercover to take down Julian ..

Mr. X
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Mr. X

Like madluv4u said. How original.

madluv4u
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madluv4u

He’ll wind up saving Sonny’s life some how and they will reconnect and it’s back to the same old same for the old nuJason.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Right, Su. For once (I think), Jason is working for the cops, undercover, acting the good guy, as I suspect Nikolas is. I hope that when Jake does remember, he emerges as Jason Quartermaine. I also hope that his first meeting with Sonny will be the catalyst to realize his true identity. Now, Sonny does not buy , nor is he completely convinced this device business which had been planted in Jake’s head was the culprit for his ungodly behavior. He announced to Duke that it takes a very skillful and experienced hand to execute that kind of abduction and… Read more »

Travis Thomas
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Travis Thomas

Am I the only that wants Spinelli to go away??? Im sorry but this character just irks me so much. Everytime he has scenes I just want to FF through them to make it end. Im all for Quirky type characters, but I find his long winded sentences so draining and a lil over the top for my taste. Plus I just love me some Maxie and Nathan. I think maybe cause it took a year for that relationship to actually bloom, I heart them. Also it was like I got rid of one annoying character with Levi, to have… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

ITA, Maxie&Nathan are the best couple on the show right now, and they’d better not give us Spixie redux instead! I always loved Spin, but NEVER Spixie. He turns her into a cartoon character. This is Frisco & Felicia’s daughter! She deserves an epic romance like theirs.

Timmm
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Timmm

Travis, I am so with you! I cannot stand Spinnelli. The act is old. It reminds me of some kind of annoying character in one of those Disney teen shows! And seriously, in what world would a Maxie choose a Spinnelli over Nathan?

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Travis…I TOTALLY AGREE with both you and Timmm!!!!! Back then, I DID NOT care for that Spinelli dude…and I STILL DON’T!!!!! Bottom Line Here: I don’t understand (or see the point) as to why GH felt the need to bring that Spinelli dude back onto the GH canvas. No thanks. Pass. Next…

Travis and Timmm…you guys take care. Peace.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I always liked Spinelli. He was a rare “heart and soul” character who provided goofy, lovable comic relief. I liked him with Maxi and his friendship with Jason, Sam, Lulu and Dante. And the occasional interaction with the hilarious Diane..who we never see anymore was always fun. I missed his presence on the show as it seemed more and more familiar faces were leaving. For continuity sake, I like when familiar faces return…and his is good timing as his Stone Cold…or Jason Q? Is finally revealed. His presence should be poignant in Jason’s “saga.” With that said I adore Nathan,… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

Finally, someone sees a Jason in Jake. It’s truly hard to believe that Sam or Elizabeth wouldn’t recognize his voice (shouldn’t have changed), his fingers and nails (I would know my husband’s), his built, and on and on. Also, if Jason had not been hit by the car, wouldn’t he have been walking around with his own face? How was Helena going to hide that fact? She told Nicholas that it was an added bonus that he had a face change which means that she was going to use him as her “soldier” when he had his own face. Am… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Yes…at the time I thought she would brainwash him to be a spy or strong arm….perhaps going back to work for Sonny or becoming a Q again…they would have their Jason back but he’d be doing secret jobs for her…perhaps in a now too commonplace Port Chuck mask to hide his identity when under her influence…

Fanny
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Fanny

Spin’s unwavering belief that this person with his back to him is his long
lost friend,was so touching and sadddddd…..
Even “Jake” felt a bit of the unexplainable pull,much like with Danny.
They will drag this out 4 months.

su0000
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su0000

I think it will run for 2 more weeks..
Jake will be Jason much sooner than most think 😉

su0000
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su0000

RC is putting Jason back in his original element..
Once there, being involved in the life he one had Jake will realize he is indeed Jason..
A genius move, indeed a befitting way to bring Jason back, where he left off in the mob.. but! on the other side there will be a big turn with that… this will good !!

lol when Jake realizes he is Jason and now working for the police, he will freak out knowing he’s a nark/informant for the police ahha! cant wait!

Fanny
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Fanny

I hadn’t thought of it like that, going back to what he knew will open
up the flood gates to his memory. You R one clever girl Su000

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Great deduction, Su. Unless, Jason’s inexplicable pull toward the “good-doers” is his liberation from a life of crime. Hey, girl, it could go the other way……there is a huge chance the opposite could also work. Although Jake may very well feel right at home , “pretending” to be a mobster, he may not remember why. And, if he does, perhaps he wants out. His memories may only be of his life as a Quartermaine. Who will have the last laugh then, Su? I could have cared less if Jason had been ‘brick-wall’ OldJason who had amnesia, but, it’s BILLY. PTB….DO… Read more »

The Sustitute
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The Sustitute

This is so contrived it is stupid Danny was an infant why would he feel anything for this stranger! As for Liz, Carly & Sam not to pick up on anything? This storyline is a bust ! Billy Miller should have stayed at Y&R and SB should have stayed at GH !

Timmm
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Timmm

Did anyone notice that when it was raining on the docks during the shootout that Duke barely got wet as was the same with Julian but Carrrrrrlos and Shawn were soaked?

Laurie
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Laurie

Timm, I noticed nothing from those mob scenes, I’ve started to FF through dock shootings. Who’s the biggest fool of them all? Sonny, Julian, Duke, Shawn, Carlos, Johnny? Many had somewhat well-written mob exit openings and/or women they loved & a few had new families to protect & fill future days with-reasons to leave, but they refuse to leave the mob! Now they have folks like Fluke, at 1 point, dying to join in with mad fervor. Jake must join or be jailed. Jordan, STILL, bouncing around on the inside, too (but she wants out.) Who will join next? Seems… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Laurie, yes its me, the Ryan Peavey basher. Basher is too harsh! I get frustrated with him because of his greenness as an actor and he is with a lot of front burner characters. However, I have nothing against the man. He interviews well and seems very nice. I also must say he has improved. I think one thing is his dialect is odd and that may affect his delivery? He needs to show more emotion, happy, sad, or angry. And Laurie you are right, I did comment about Maxie’s no brainer choice between Nathan and Spinnelli. It has to… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
LOL. That’s because mobster at the top of the Hierarchy Chart are also waterproof, don’t you know…..same as Sonny.

Shay
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Shay

Yes, CeeCee….I noticed “Grossalie” in the OM commercial….perhaps that’s her “secret”…..that she’s really a housewife with a family in the ‘burbs, and her alter ego only pretends to be a street-tough chick! LOL. All I know is that I keep hoping she chokes on that sandwich so we will be spared yet another round of Michael slumming with her…..now that his taste for the sauce is coming to fore it appears that my prediction he is going to replicate AJ’s perilous path to ruin is about to come true….right down to his predilection for questionable, lesser-than females with whom to… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Shay. I needed that…bracing myself for yet another snow storm…I hope it’s a weak one. We’re taking the kids to the Ariana Grande concert in Manhattan tomorrow…..my nieces adore her……sigh! I may be wrong, but I don’t think Sloane is crooked, nor is Rosalie. I think Sloane really means to rid PC of ‘dirty rats’. Whatever Helena is holding over Ro’s head is inconsequential……some convenient excuse TPTB needed at the time……our brains are getting teased….same as the Fluke story. I am still waiting for that punchline that will blow me away. So far, nothing has stirred or shocked my… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Don’t cringe, CeeCee, but I’m envious of your prospective snowstorm….we had a hint of the white stuff this morning, but alas, all of my beautiful months-long accumulation has melted. I love winter, I love cold weather and I always hate the onset of spring….particularly when it arrives too early. I can tolerate it when it starts around May….no sooner! I know you had a pretty bad winter season these past few months…..I am more mid-Atlantic, so sometimes we had the same conditions as you, sometimes not. Still, I hope you come out of this latest weather system relatively unscathed since… Read more »

carla
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carla

What happen to Nina s fake nurse Rosalie? Did I miss her exit from the ahow.

Laurie
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Laurie

Right? No exit yet-spoilers for this coming week has her in them, so we shall see.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Speaking of Linda Elena Tevor (Rosalie); did anyone notice her in the Oscar Mayer sandwich commercial?

su0000
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su0000

RC tweeted, yesterday..

Coming up this week on @GeneralHospital…because you demanded it…Rosalie returns! #GH

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I can’t see why it hasn’t occurred to anyone who Jake really is. And with all the surgeries Jake has had, it seems like they could have cross-referenced blood types or DNA by now. As a fan, I am becoming increasingly insulted by this storyline.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, Carolyn. I said pretty much the same thing. Patrick operated on Jason, thus, as a doctor, he should have recognized his own handiwork. I say this from a very reliable source.
Not only that, but when Patrick was studying and looking at Jake’s X-Rays, something should have rung a bell. Many of us are insulted as well.

angel
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angel

I think its getting old reveal who Jason is already!!

Nikki
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Nikki

100% please reveal that jake is jason. Also I think carly should hook up with julian lol now that would be FUN to watch!!!

Nikki
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Nikki

100% please reveal that jake is jason. Also I think carly should hook up with julian.. Now that would make for good tv lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s hilarious, Nikki. But, you’re right….I would truly enjoy that . Nonetheless, I would love to see Julian with Olivia….they struck a cord with me.

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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.”

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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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