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General Hospital: Stalkers … Gawkers …Talkers … You Never Know Who's Watching!

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The action heats up for the rest of the week on General Hospital after Jason (Billy Miller) and Franco (Roger Howarth) get into a heated argument.

What follows in the latest promo from ABC is that someone is watching Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) tries to mount a defense for Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), Julian (William deVry) is in major hot water, and Andre (Anthony Montgomery) and Jordan  (Vinessa Antoine) have sex!

The new teaser has the voice-over saying:  “Stalkers … gawkers … talkers!” Butt he big question is … who is spying on Sam and Jason? From all accounts and previews it would seem that it will turn out to be Franco.

Meanwhile, are you hoping Andre and Jordan, or Andre and Anna (Finola Hughes) end up together …  or is neither the right lady for the GH shrink? Is Alexis’ marriage to Julian about to go bust, and could Nina (Michelle Stafford) actually end up having a fling with Julian, or help bring him down once and for all?  Share your thoughts and theories on the latest GH storylines in the comment section below, and check out the latest promo.

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Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I think Jasam’s stalker will be the little girl that Sam and Jason took in after baby Lila passed. With Sorasing, Hope should be around 15 or 16 years old by now. Just an educated guess is all.

Jimmy
Jimmy

This show is a mess. There are an infinite amount of useless characters on GH right now, more than there ever have been. Jordan and Andre are both boring and have no ties to the canvas, they need to go. Carlos needs to escape and take Sabrina with him out of town, for good this time. Get rid of Valerie, Curtis, Kiki and Hayden.

Franco and Nina are getting more tolerable, but they better not go down the psycho-Franco road again with him and Jason. That storyline was terrible back when James Franco played the role, and even though I wish Roger Howarth was brought back in some other tole than Franco, the character is starting to find his footing (only took 3 years). But if he begins getting obsessed with Jason again, it will send viewers into a tailspin.

Melissa
Melissa

Couldn’t agree with you more on all your points with on exception. I’m liking the chemistry between Kiki and Dylan! Can’t wait for Morgan to get out of the asylum and get consumed with jealousy! Then there would be this intense rivalry between Dylan and Morgan with Michael caught in the middle. I’d be on Team Dylan!

Patrick
Patrick

OK… now I have “one” exception…. ie: MIchael

I’m so over.. when he plays the moral compass… with Morgan… especially when he has scenes as the dutiful older brother… and son…. with Carly

argh! Morgan has to be sick of these scenes. done

I like your one exception… I have really come to “adore” Kiki… she’s a starlet

I like how she seems “shy” and enamored with Dillan… and he’s definitely struck by her

I’ve posted how I’d love to see Kiki out of the Corinthos’ orbit…

BUT… Morgan always finds his way… interesting

I still wish they hadn’t of made this storyline… like father like son…

argh! the Corinthos are just not all their

Timmm
Timmm

Dillon is 1000 times the man Moron is!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

The show IS a mess. Where is Laura? YES–please let Carlos take Sabrina away AGAIN–this time FOREVER–because it looks like TPTB are going to twist the storyline around and say it was NOT Carlos who shot Duke.(Did you notice that Carlos NEVER says he did it; he always evades. I’m suspicious. And I still say TPTB missed the boat by not keeping Carlos–the actor is perfect for daytime–has the fire necessary to sustain a character–a good one, with complications of course–lol.

One good thing happened today; it looks like (on the promi) that Tracy is going to get rid of DR.O FANTASTIC–stop that craziness now. She NEVER should have been made head of the hospital–laughable and plain CRAZY move. Made the whole show into a CARTOON.

Again, I say: WHERE IS LAURA AND WHERE IS HER STORY? SHE is NOT a cartoon character–no matter how they have attempted to slaughter her character. Yes, I said ‘SLAUGHTER!

Harry
Harry

It’s been horrid–I think the snowball effect of making those murderers, Sonny and Jason, the heroes of the show way back in Guza’s time, has created an avalanche of disastrous proportions with the two subsequent head writers following the bad example he set. Aside from the two aforementioned killers, you have Dr O, the psychopathic, sadistic shrew running the hospital, Franco, the raping, serial killing sociopath working at the hospital as an art therapist, Nina, the kidnapping mental case running Crimson, Ava, the murdering mobstress and her murdering brother running around enjoying their freedom and their children. Murderers never receive justice and their spouses sacrifice their sense of ethics and morals to be with them.
Yes, I know Luke Spencer was an anti-hero, and he was a deeply flawed character. But he externalized that internal battle between good and bad and viewers got to be part of it, rooting him on when the good triumphed over the bad.
Now, there is no sense of gratification which usually comes in the guise of second hand vindication and the murdering scum bags roam around as if they were the good guys.

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

I agree Nancy. I was so excited when I saw Laura together with Dr. Kevin. I think they make a good couple, and he could help her figure out Helena’s message. We haven’t seen them since?

Patrick
Patrick

I agree… about Laura… I was immediately… taken… when Dr. Kevin Collins
happened on the scene… giddy

I think he’d be a GOOD match for her

I like your prop of Carlos:

“…TPTB missed the boat by not keeping Carlos–the actor is perfect for daytime–has the fire necessary to sustain a character–a good one, with complications ”

IF GH insists that Sabrina is a MUST… ( I have learned to really like her)

surprisingly… she’s matured and is even too good for Michael… and I wanted them to be a couple… if it solidified Sabrina staying on the show

IF… and I hope GH just up and gives Carlos a life in Port Charles… with Sabrina… bring on the complications… he’s FUN to watch and REELS with the whole cast… OK.. we’ve all read this multiple times

the three couples that GH insists on featuring… is what’s throwing this show in a tailspin… spiraling

Sonny and Carly
Jason and Sam
Julian and Alexis

they trot out Carly to get in every ONE’s face… I think GH is going to try and force Carly on Dr. Finn… just like they forced her with Jason… HER “bff”

they show Jason one upping his bravado and manhood… all the time
I so agree with you tho… Billy Miller looks dumbstruck with his scripts.

the coupling these two “constantly” do … woah stop … watching Alexis brag to her daughters… oy! stop

thank the serial heavens for Tracy and the Quartermaine

they need to stop Dr. Griffin from going too far on the forgiveness thing… and MOVE his character … is he ??? in transition… that thread just had me rolling LOL
get him involved… with … Liz or Nathan… just delve in to what’s happening… this thing and or borderline thing with Anna… alright already… the whole town knows your Duke’s “son”… they need to capitalize on how quickly the audience took to him

OK big disgruntle… i’m “over” Sonny and his mobster manic … honestly ! it’s LOL to watch his character machismo… when he’s not being “respected”
rolling… especially when he’s in a tizzy about Julian and Carlos…

has any one ever noticed in his scenes with Kristina… it seems like he always has this “ready to laugh” when he plays out this is she or isn’t she a lesbian… I find that to be REALLY OFFPUTTING…

at least GH seems to be having Sonny “back off” of his kids relationships.. and they really have him lathered up back in the mob… theatrics indeed

that felt good.

BRING BACK :

Mac and Felicia
Brad and Lucas
Bobbie… just bring her back.. she should fight with Laura over Kevin
Heather Webber any one ?

GH ! do not lose momentum… lay off of this stupid Jason and Sam involved any where near Franco… Roger Howarth is just too good to waste… Liz is ON

Timmm
Timmm

Dr. O should have left with Faison and Britt. I cannot stand O! Steve Hardy is spinning in his grave!

Timmm
Timmm

I agree with most of your post except Nu Kiki has grown and her and Dillon have possibilities, for sure.

Franco and Jason will heat up and then Roger and Billy’s contracts will expire!

dmr
dmr

Absolutely agree, Jimmy. The show is in dire straits. It’s awful. I find it to be very boring and/or nauseating Most of the characters are awful, as are the storylines. Characters are seen and then not heard of/from again for weeks or months even and storylines are dropped. It’s a complete travesty.

su0000
su0000

Sam and Jason make me sick..
I hope whomever the stalker is has a bullet with Sam written on it ahaa!
I like Billy/Jason but when yuck Sam is in the frame with Jason I gotta FF, and that makes me really poed..

I hope Franco’s tumor has grown back and he will WOW me with his hidden darkside..

Julian, Sonny and Carlos– if they are going to portray them as mobsters then do it and stop making them pansies..

(( of course Alexis and Julian’s marriage will end.. the day they got married they have been written to part – soap writing 101 .. we all know that..

I like Jason and Franco getting ready to dance, that’s about it for now..

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Julian IS in the mob. Surprised? NOT!

Alexis IS stupid. Surprised? NOT!

Harry
Harry

Right, Nancy. And now NLG is acting all shocked that Julian is a bad guy. She KNEW he ordered the hit on Duke before she married him.

Patrick
Patrick

yeah, it was only a matter of time… for NLG to pull out her supreme court Justice robe

I mean really… her daughters know she’s up to the gills in MOB…

for the first time… Molly has disappointed me… she just went way overboard the other day… her tirade even made me angered…

who speaks to their parents that way

which was all just a snowball affect to Alexis seeing her marriage crumble… so quickly

Timmm
Timmm

Notice when a “Mobster” kills a main character they are always written into redemption! Julian will kill this punk kid who witnessed Duke’s killing because the character is a no name and fell no remorse!

su0000
su0000

hey Timmm..
the ”punk kid” is probably a step in cameraman getting his 15 minutes of fame .. ahaa!
And– I spit on ”redemptions” ..

((if one is bad he is bad and needs no redemption for being whom he is))

Rose
Rose

We’ve just gone through a long, dreary winter in real life on many fronts, and it’s not over yet. So this is not the news I wanted to hear or look forward to. Hoped never to see a reboot of Franco/Sam/Jason story. Ugly story. And in general, not too warm and fuzzy about “stalkers, gawkers, talkers” scenarios.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yeah, pretty silly promo!

Patrick
Patrick

“I’m NOT giving up on Roger Howarth”

totally agree… this PROMO just does not bode well… for his character

reads infantile immature dumbed down… to fit the characters of Jason and Sam

sigh

their matching leather jackets and longing looks are cutesy cutesy

elm1951
elm1951

so it looks like the eye witness to dukes shooting has been killed ………………wow!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Surprised? NOT! lol!

Rose
Rose

Elm& Nancy D…Especially when MF didn’t announce a new character coming to GH. But gotta admit, he made the most of his brief chance.

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

Andre is ok but he hasnt much chemistry with Anna or Jordan…i actually like Anna and Paul…Andre and Jordan have sex-i find that laughable and not in a good way…like a couple in bed suppose to mean something-its only a filler moment-maybe if Andre and Anna were becoming a couple and she finds him in bed with Jordan(her friend) then that is a story but just showing a couple in bed isn’t… Andre and Jordan are barely together and already they are in bed?-again no romance there…it would be nice to have them go out-dinner? A movie? Dancing? but i guess that is impossible for todays writers to write…its lets just put them in bed and thats all they need to do to prove they are a couple?…Now ive seen many bedroom moments in my 50 plus years of soap watching but in the golden oldies days couples had their moments before ending up in bed but today its like no one would watch that-WRONG!!!…its Nathan and Maxie talking in bed or Jason and Sam and so on…good to see Jason and Franco in a fight but i find the confrontation scene a little weak-Billy Miller is a fine actor but he doesnt do toughness very well here..in any case GH is ok and i dont watch everyday but im like that with Days too but both shows could use a little humor every now and then but not too much campiness…hope thats Helena watching…bring back crazy Heather-she needs to knock off Nina-at least try to….jmho

Soaphound
Soaphound

Totally agree with everything you’ve said. What happened to anticipation and longing in love stories…I guess modern attention spans just don’t welcome that.. I do disagree about Billy’s angry scenes, though. He scares me a little, in the best way, that is. His anger turns me on. But I digress.

Harry
Harry

Agree, BUTT, I have a question for Mr Michael Fairman. Were you engaging in word play when you wrote “butt” in the above posted blog?

Rodd
Rodd

Take a look at the hands of the person in the hoodie. They don’t belong to Franco. They look feminine; and I know they could always do that to deliberately throw us off, but I think it’s that new character, Amy or Liz.

I hope Andre and Jordan end up together. I like seeing Anna in the cat-and-mouse game with Paul, not that I want them as the end-game.

As for Alexis and Julian, I hope that battle through this latest crisis. The same goes for Franco and Nina. Until there is concerted effort to resolve any problems, I’d be more interested in watching these couples try and work things through; not give up after one week of fighting.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I hope Alexis and Julian DO NOT battle through “this latest crisis.” Wasn’t their marriage in crisis? LOL!

Patrick
Patrick

love your first para… had me laughing… in a very good way

I do not want to see Franco with feminine hands… I am really excited about how the new station nurse… ala Amy Vining… WHAT A GREAT IDEA, GH ! I hope she can act her socks off… this should really be a big hit… if her acting chops trigger

I don’t think Anna is going to end up with either… Andre or Paul… love how she said… ??? how she abandoned her ethics… that she would never “murder” any one… and this went a long way… in helping me along… with this convoluted mess…

OK… I love that GH may be “redeeming” Carlos… because Jeffrey Vincent Parise.. is exceptional ACTING… he’s capable of mix and mingling with the whole cast… just turn the page… and get him back… I think he’d be a great love interest and potential…. with all the women… he has a dastardly charm… he has to be making people laugh….his thin swag is omnipresent…

thanks to Finola Hughes… acting tour de force to get out of this story and move on now… we know the pain she’s been in… and just as Carlos told her right out of the cellblock… Duke was no saint… he was in the mob… and it could have been either or… with the gun shots….

I read in a recent SOD issue…how Finola Hughes mentioned… what fun scenes she shared with JVP…

I will say… what is the point in featuring… Sonny and Anna ??? after this Carlos story wraps up… and Anna finding he way back to justice and right side of the law… she and Sonny have no reason to mix …. I saw this as just another reason GH continues to prop Sonny and Carly all over the canvas

as for Julian and Alexis… can we say… Nina… falls in love and passion ignites and affair ensues rightfully !

GH is in the right path tho… in trying with everything the writers can muster… to redeem the spiral… Franco and Nina have been in. two solid actors … for whatever reason…the audience jus hated… never took… I love Roger Howarth and Michelle Stafford…

answer: Julian and Nina…. Franco and Liz

as for your point….. wow this show has problems

in couples working things out…. that seems to be happening.. and will happen… for Maxie and Nathan… and Lulu and Dante.. which I’ve posted is fine.. by me… as GH needs some happy couples.. by the same token… this writing regime.. doesn’t know what to do with their couples

these writers are spinning and turning… so off chart… lost course… HELP!

Timmm
Timmm

Stalkers … Gawkers …Talkers and SNOOZE!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Now, Timm, be fair. It could be an exciting new character like….Andre…or…I see what you mean.

Timmm
Timmm

I know, I just HATE being teased! One thing for sure, you know the eyewitness to Duke’s murder will be the one killed and not Carrrrlos. It was stupid of the Jordan [Not too bright anyway!] to let the key witness wander off into the dark. Wouldnt you want to protect him? DUMB! If Julian had any balls he would kill Carlos AND Anna MAY just have an ounce of gratitude towards him. An OUNCE!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

You got that right–SNOOZE!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Well, since GH is touting a couple of new characters coming on, I’ll take a wild guess that it’s one of them. I hope it’s not Franco..Isn’t there a middle ground between making him mischievous or a raving maniac? Doesn’t look like it so far.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Jordan has a thing for her ex brother in law Curtis, so the fact she has sex with Andre means nothing–I think her and Curtis will eventually be paired off. I don’t like Anna with any of the men mentioned, I think she had more chemistry with Faison- she is strong powerful woman and all these men seem like wimps next to her even Paul–now Anna with Sonny or Julien would be interesting, but I think hell would have to freeze over for either one of those pairing to fly. Don’t like dark Franco, nor did I like vanilla, Franco, there has to be something in the middle right? Jason was more interesting when he was Jake Doe- now that he is Jason he needs a story line other than sleeping with Sam all the time– new pairings that have possibility Kiki and Dylan; Tracy and Finn; Kristina and Griffin (if he is transgender and she is fluid they will make the most unique couple on daytime)

Patrick
Patrick

I really am so nonplussed… with Hayden… now… because of how disrespectful.. she’s been with Nicholas… OK.. Nicholas has a let in not thinking with his head

for that matter… Hayden… and it was going going HOT… and now… I don’t care if Nicholas and Hayden ever get back together

to do this… I truly thought… Hayden and Curtis have a sensual chemistry that could be worth exploring

but I also see Curtis involved with Jordan… this could be a triangle worth exploring

I hope someone agrees.. that it’s a little too late… for Nicholas to take Hayden back

move on my man…

what about… Nicholas Olivia and Ned… LOL

rambling… anything to get Hayden out of Nicholas life

cooks7570
cooks7570

Valerie needs to stay. Valerie needs a better storyline. I like Kiki and Dillon together. As long as they keep Valerie and Dillon stay out of Dante and Lulu orbit then they should be good to go. I just find Dante and Lulu and Nathan and Maxie boring.

nellie
nellie

I could not agree with you more. Lulu and Dante are a whiny couple. They need to take a trip around the world like forever.

Patrick
Patrick

I like Valerie… I think she’s CUTE as a button… especially when her hair is straightened out and when she’s gussied up… WOW

although… i’m always reminded… how it seems Brads ex-wife… Rosalie was passed over.. when Valerie happened on the scene…

which is neither here nor there.. but the actor who plays Rosalie… for me was a surefire hit

I don’t expect that Valerie.. well ever play center stage… but she has a presence that’s not offputting in any way… not “meh” either

when a character is intriguing…that should bode well for her character.. I like the thing she has … with Curtis

I sometimes find Dante and Lulu… and Maxie and Nathan… to be so bubblegum

that I’m even glad that Dillon is out of that scenery… so here’s hoping.. Dillon and Kiki spark

Aria
Aria

I know that the bread n butter of soaps is couples but omg can we please stop trying to pair Anna right now with anyone on the canvas, I don’t think any guy right for her is right and Andre is to boring, Paul is to weasel like, unless they bring back Robert or create a character similar to Robert then right now there’s no one, plus try to remember back in the Anna days, she’s a one women gal, she’s not into triangles or stealing some women’s men.. Anna always had one guy and the rest were either exes or just friends. She never gave Mac, frisco,or Sean any mix signals, they were just her guy friends so let’s keep it that way with her new guy friends like Dante, griffin, Nate, Andre and even sonny now. Bring Robert back or get some hot loyal kick ass wsb guy to come in.. Big no to Andre and Paul !

Timmm
Timmm

Aria, thats a great idea, if Tristan Rogers is not coming back, create an older “Robert Like” gentlemen from the WSB days to buddy up with her against Paul and then fall in love with him.

Li
Li

Ok my turn- I am a devoted GH fan, but the show is terrible right now. No intriguing storyline at all…
I like Sam and Jason but please spice it up some!!!
Valerie is useless, so is Sabrina and Carlos, and so is Nathan. I like the new doctor, looking forward to that story and finding out what is up with him. Lucas, Felix, and Christina are unnecessary. I love Dylan – he is hot! Maybe when he gets it on with Kiki that could be fun! I liked Nina and Franco, but I just wish he could be normal and not change again to being psycho as it looks like they are doing. Dr. O- go away, she is not needed anymore. Anna is pivotal but the DA is too much. Dante and Lulu need to move to a house and start a normal life and stop living in a studio with a kid. Julian and Alexis are great, why do we have to bring him back to the mob for her to have another heartache?
UGH!
Like someone else said- too many people on the show, you can ‘t get into any story, they are just all mediocre! Come on GH! Frankly I am still bitter we lost Patrick and Connie/Kate (she was a dynamite actress)!
Carly and Ava and Sonny and Maxie are fantastic talent- give them something good to work with!

Timmm
Timmm

Li, your right, too many characters! Scotty Baldwin has great chemistry with Franco, Laura and Kevin were intriguing and I love Ric Lansing. USE THEM!

Alan
Alan

I hope neither woman ends up with Andre — he’s a cardboard cutout of a character at best.

A Nina/Julian fling could HOT in the hands of the right writing team (unfortunately that team is not Jean and Shelly).

I think the person watching Jason and Sam is either Raymond Berlin, father of Rachel Berlin and master of the off-camera Ponzi scheme or green card cravin’ French-Canadian Claudette, ex-wife of Nathan. Whoever it is, I think they have a thermos full of strong coffee and a case of No-Doze within reach because they’ll need it if they’re watching that pair…

Ces
Ces

I guess GH is chickening out on Kristina’s storyline since they just introduced a new male character.
I cannot handle another screeching moment from Nina. Make it stop GH; she is NOT enjoyable to watch!
The last few episodes of the show have been pretty uneventful, I must say. Looks like Carlos will be let off the hook but hopefully Sonny will kill him off. Does anyone really need Sabrina back on the show?
There are so many damn characters on this show, I don’t even know who is coming or coming anymore! Seriously in need of some trimming.
Doesn’t even seem like anyone has a story…. just some scenes here & there to keep everyone active. Who are we rooting for?

Patrick
Patrick

I was completely thrown…. LOL

YES YES YES

a Ric Lansing…. sighting

va -va – voom

“Who are we rooting for? “

Dan
Dan

Guess I’m in the minority, but I’ve been enjoying the show lately. It’s not perfect by any means, and I agree with some of the points of several of the posters here, particularly about characters I can do without. But I’ll take what’s happening now over the cheesy cartoon that Ron Carlivati turned the show into any day of the week, with people pulling off masks like an episode of Scooby Doo, having sex in a mausoleum, characters falling off the roof of the hospital and getting barely a scratch, killing off beloved legacy characters for no reason, I could go on and on….

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

It’s abundantly clear that GH needs a new writing team. When the only things interesting to me, a longtime viewer, are Hayden and a potential Kiki/Dillon relationship, something is wrong. It’s like the writers really don’t know what to do with all of the characters and are constantly just marking time. Ugh.

Timmm
Timmm

I think the writing has been good its just there are too many characters and not enough focus!

k/kay
k/kay

If rumors are true they are cleaning house over there! Big problem they need a base to fall back on they need a total revamp hate to see a show get cancelled but they will if they don’t tighten the stories up. As for RH/Franco he actually acts opposite Becky I don’t feel like he is doing stand up comedy. But noooo I do not want a romance

su0000
su0000

Jean & Shelly are the Queens of Snooz ..
Y&R fired them putting 4.3 million people to sleep ..

J&S are the only writers to take Y&R down to it’s lowest numbers ever..

Anyways; I have said it numerous times;
Jean and Shelly are the wrong writers for GH..
They are not GH, not at all..
they should write for the Waltons and not for General Hospital ,,

Patrick
Patrick

“…J&S are the only writers to take Y&R down to it’s lowest numbers ever.. ”

so many posts called this

the dread ….slaughter

rankles plus

cooks7570
cooks7570

I hate that the show chickened out on the of fallout of a couple storylines. Like Liz lying to Monica and Jason and Sam for months on end and what Lulu and Johnny did to Valerie. Why was only Carly made at Sonny for lying to his family for weeks on end about being able to walk.

Soaphound
Soaphound

And speaking of “not knowing who’s watching”, how stupid is Alexis using home printers, et al, in dealing with the Carlos case? She gives new meaning to unethical. When that cute guy who came forward as the eyewitness ends up floating in the harbor, she can share the blame for it with Jordan. No police protection on a case of this magnitude? Jordan is starting to make Dante look like Sherlock Holmes! And is it just me or was she smirking all during that poor kid’s interview? I half expected her to say, “Don’t you know I have a nail appointment to keep?” Port Charles’ finest strikes again. I’m rooting for Carlos only because Mr. Parise is a wonderful actor that I’d like to see stick around and Julian (sexy or not) makes my skin crawl.

Jane
Jane

We need Liz back and Jason & Sam are boring, Jason was perverted today about their barn sex. Not liking that at all. Liz needs to get together with Griffin and then Jason will accuse her of neglecting Jake but it’s funny how he spending time with Sam during his own kids crisis as Franco nicely pointed out .

Soaphound
Soaphound

Jane, I get the feeling Billy was trying to inject some life or fun into the otherwise ponderous dialogue given to these two. We’ve seen that naughty, sexy humor when he played Billy Abbot. He’s only been able to display it sporadically as Jason. I hope the writers can add that sense of fun into nu-Jason and quickly. Otherwise, they’re only using part of one of their greatest assets’ charms and talents. At least they’re letting his hair grow back. Can’t stand that “new” look Michael and Julian are sporting.

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

In fairness, I do like Monica and Tracy bonding and Dr. O’s breakdown. But those are brief moments in a torrent of blah.

k/kay
k/kay

Shay if you are out there I have a masters in business an now in two weeks a bachelors the political science! I fear for this nation criminals socialist blowhards and yet the American people follow like sheep to a slaughter. Good luck to all of you soap fans I hope nothing but good things happen to all of you! God Bless!!!!

k/kay
k/kay

And if I ever insulted you take it as a brainless moment! All of you take care! And can’t believe I called the Sage story in Y &R mosst definitely losing my touch

Shay
Shay

Well done, k/kay!!!! Congratulations! An MBA….what an accomplishment! And a political science degree to top it off….that particular course of study must have been a truly wild ride given the massive dissention we are witnessing on “college campi” these days, although I’m sure you were more than up to the task! Needless to say, it’s a subject with which all Americans should have to be wholly acquainted before they are allowed to vote! (As a political junkie, I consider it a matter of continuing education, not to mention, a civic responsibility…..I would love to be able to discuss so much with you!) At any rate, I’ve never felt insulted by you—nor the vast majority of people here—so forget that notion! You’ve always been an absolute delight, and I send likewise best wishes to you! Oh, and yes, I’m still here….just been very busy and bored silly by GH as of late, so I’m basically keeping up with recaps and only the occasional peek at the few characters I really enjoy……which require little comment at this time. Still hoping things in Port Charles turn around for the better and soon! Later!

k/kay
k/kay

Never scared for a moment I have a way of saying do you really want to go there? Insults roll off my back I woul love to see this country get back to people working feeling good about themselves etc etc ! And please everybody listen to your heart not Hollywood or Washington they all need to spend hours in a shrink chair!

k/kay
k/kay

Shay I had to prove to myself I could do it I have now ordered a Spanish course and sitting on the fence on the other language got to work the brain! My sister has dementia and I hope to be able to be a advocate for helping others deal with it

Shay
Shay

Here, here, k/kay!!! Perhaps you should add a degree in psychology to your already impressive list of credentials….you’ve well-pegged the situation we’re currently facing, although I do think that there’s finally been a political wake-up call amongst quite a good portion of the population….and it’s about time! Perhaps your admirable “fearlessness” is spreading…hey, it’s now or never! All I can add is that it should be a very interesting run-up to November! As for your new course of study, muy bien and buena suerte! The study of languages is so very interesting and it’s always fun to expand one’s vocabulary and mind in a new direction. I like to watch “International Mysteries” primarily in Italian and French ( with English subtitles) to build upon my basic high school/college course understanding, but the sky’s the limit with all the programming “en espana” that’s around. My local PBS has an entire channel devoted to it along with those said captions, which really can enhance your learning experience. As for your sister’s unfortunate condition, I am so sorry to hear of it….I’ve never personally known anyone who has suffered from such cruel diseases as dementia/Alzheimer’s—yet they obviously are absolutely horrible for not just the person themselves, but their family members, as well. Hence you would clearly be a passionate—and compassionate—advocate for this cause……which apparently needs a lot more awareness and education given the wholly appalling project which Will Farrell seemed to find an amusing prospect. I was so gratified to see none other than Patti Davis herself set him straight on that notion….despite her past indiscretions, she finally did her parents proud with that right-on rebuke of the so-called comedian. At any rate, it’s wonderful to have you back here with a bit more regularity now….I always enjoy reading your comments, k/kay, even when I don’t have the time to respond. Take care, and hasta luego!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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