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General Hospital Surges to 2.8 Million Viewers For Five Month High in Total Viewers! #1 Women 18-34 Six Straight Weeks!

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General Hospital is on FIYAH!  According to ABC, the week of  September 23 – 27 showed more gains in total viewers for the lone ABC soap opera and highest to date in five months!  Plus, the series remained for the sixth consecutive week the number #1  daytime show for women in the key 18-34 demo.

As fans know,  during that ratings period GH got everything in place for the explosive storylines to bust wide open this week!  Of course, we are talking about the reveal of Maxie and Spinelli being the bio-parents of baby Connie, and the whereabouts of Robin! We expect next week’s ratings to spike this even higher for GH, since the week of Sept 30 is when viewers got some of the reveals they have been waiting for.

According to the ABC press release for week of September 23-27, “GH surged to a 5-month high in Total Viewers (2.80 million) – since week of 4/8/13 – posting double digit increases over the year ago week across all core categories.   Notably, GH  ranked as the #1 program in daytime for the 6th consecutive week in Women 18-34 (262,000/0.8 rating), and placed a solid #2 in Women 18-49 (730,000/1.1 rating) and Women 25-54 (954,000/1.6 rating).”

General Hospital grew by robust double digit margins year to year in Total Viewers (+11% – 2.80 million vs. 2.52 million), Women 18-34 (+44% – 262,000 vs. 182,000), Women 18-49 (+44% – 730,000 vs. 554,000) and Women 25-54 (+31% – 954,000 vs. 726,000).

So, do you think GH could become the #1 show in daytime in women 18-49 next week? Do you think GH could get to a 3.0 million in total viewers?   Share your comments below!

 

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

And it deserves it…i can never wait for the next episode…proof there is an audience for a daytime soap…hope Robin gets attatched to the baby…then when Dr.O get caught she reveals to Robin that the baby(now hidden away) is really Robins(and Patrick) as a bargaining tool to get Anna to release her and drop all charges so we can keep Britts mutter for many years to come!!!

Shay
Shay

Hey, WHATEVER it takes to keep the magnificently malevolent “mutter from h#!!” on GH’s map!!!…Today’s show was heaping with heavenly hilarity thanks to Dr. O’s extensive, ecstatic, eloquent elocutions!!!! No matter how much screentime the gleefully ghoulish Germanic glam-ma is granted, it is never enough!!! Just witnessing her cool, cunning and calculating character cradling her “creation” (aka, “Cesar Jr.”….) with such creepy caressing was a sheer splendor, not to mention admiring her absolutely apt and astute assessment of “Sapbrina”! About the only false note was Robin’s intrepid take down of the “Teutonic Terror” with her transparent tactic, although it should undoubtedly be a most temporary triumph….obviously it’s not okay to obstruct the outrageously outre’ Obrecht!!! Retribution will be rapid on Robin’s reprieve since “Liesl and Jerry” require her research to remain relevant.

James
James

Gh IS Firing On All Cylinders

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

Triple DITTO!

JessicaLee
JessicaLee

Congradulations General Hospital.
Cartini both are equally amazing they came to us when things
were bleak and we had no hope.
They gave fans the things they have been begging for and wanted for years.

We have Duke back from the dead we have Anna we have Robert we
Have Stories that captivate our hearts and takes our minds to a whole new level,

I’m loving Carly and Franco together their chemistry sets my screen ablaze
I know Carly had amazing ships with Jax and Sonny but her relationship with Franco surprises her it’s very different unique and I just can’t get enough.

Harry
Harry

I think that the only reason ratings are up is due to the prospect of seeing Robert and Robin back. I hope Ron doesn’t do what he did last time and just abandon the vets again. GH is improving and is at its best when we aren’t forced to watch the mess that that is Franko, Carly, Sabrina, Morgan, Olivia and Ava (Lips La Rue). I would not say the writing is a hit, rather, fans are anxious to see the their favorites back on the canvas again.

Sugarmama
Sugarmama

Um you don’t know why people watch your not every single person in the world so STFU speak for your damn self

David
David

Harry these ratings reflect before Robin was even on screen. She wasn’t on screen until this past Monday, these ratings are for the week before.

The ratings for GH for the last five weeks have been doing great. The vets are on canvas but majority of story has been the Kiki/Michael/Morgan triangle, the stuff with Ava and Sonny, the Lulu/Dante/Maxie/Spinelli baby thing/ Britt’s baby story and Franco and Carly. So all the things you say arent working are the things that have had the ratings up for weeks now.

Martha
Martha

David!!
Kisses Love you correcting these people
Yes 5months people not one week 5months Robin hasn’t even been on one month so yea
Obviously Roger Howarth Laura Wright has something to do with it
Also other people that some claim to hate.

BritneySBfan
BritneySBfan

Bravo General Hospital!
I was a GH fan since Ricky Martin showed up in town
I loved Sonny and Brenda, Karen and Jagger these pairings and more
Loved Liz’s rape storyline Carly being held by Rick and telling Bobbie she was her daughter.
For a while GH went down hill killing of legendary characters the treatment of stars
I’m glad Frank is in charge and Ron is by his side bringing back our characters
And taking our characters to a whole new playing field…
Something I have to admit to is I had this hatred for
Ron and Frank but they made me eat all those nasty words that I was spewing at them.

They made me actually enjoy Carly with her Franco story
I didn’t know Rodger I thought he was a lackey dull unable to act but when Rodger broke down in Carlys arms at that moment I have become a fan of his and Franco & Carly.

Thank You
Bravo General Hospital

heidi
heidi

Yes… and YES!!! GH… for me is #1 in every category!!! Would love to see it gain the honor of #1 officially!!!

GH is on fire and it is so great… thanks to the best cast, crew and writers!!! Thanks to RV and FV for stepping in and getting this show to where it should be!!! Congratulations to everyone at GH!!!

Shorty21
Shorty21

I knew Ron and Frank would pull together a show of Gold,
I find myself complaining a lot less then I was when Guza was in charge,
Enjoying more then one character and one storyline there are actually hotter men getting more screen time then Sonny that’s a major plus for me.

I hope Pattrick finds Robin, Silas and Sam get together and
Most of all Franco and Carly get together their chemistry and tortured love story is way to intense and powerful not to go there.

I love all of General Hospital

Alex
Alex

Well deserved. nothing can stop Frank & Ron.
I like all the story lines, specially the Robin return, Ava & Morgan ( I wonder where that goes to?) and the most exciting pairing of Carly and Franco. I love it all and I can´t get enough.
Congrats to Ron and Frank for turning this show into MUST watch !!!

Harry
Harry

I just don’t know how they are going to make fans accept that Carly is hot for her the man who orchestrated her son’s rape. I am sorry, but a neat little tumor does not tie things up. Why could they have not written a decent character worthy of Roger’s talent? it’s clear he hates this part as he is pulling in a terrible performance on purpose. Yes, ratings are up due to Robert and Robin’s return, but what happens next? Can Ron sustain those ratings? I am dubious.

Sugarmama
Sugarmama

If Jax hired a man to protect Josslyn and she gets raped is it his fault?

Alex
Alex

It´s a SOAP. Anything is possible in fiction. That is what makes GH so successful.

Talking about prison rape…. Being in prison is no walk in the park, specially for young men being there for the first time. The chances of getting raped in prison are close to 100% unless you´ve got someone protecting you. (there are tons of movies focussing on violence in prison).
In other words, just being there makes Michael already a victim. Now you can list all the characters who played a part in Michael´s tragedy.
I certainly did not enjoy the hospital rape SL, but it showed the audience how cruel life in prison is.

I´m enjoying the here and now and all the different stories to be told. And I do enjoy RH and LW, the actors entertain me more than any other pairing on the show. If I couldn´t overlook the fact that the SOAP genre is far away from reality, I wouldn´t watch.

Apparently millions of people are enjoying GH as it is RIGHT NOW.

Hope
Hope

Agreed Alex this is a soap not reality and most people are willing to over look this because they know Soaps and Reality is so far apart.
I’m enjoying the Carly and Franco storyline because it’s different and new unexpected
I really love the dynamics between them,
People want new things not the same old stuff it gets boring and predictable after a while.

Brenda
Brenda

I’m sad and upset not all my General Hospital favorites are not on
Brenda Jagger Emily Alan Justice Jason Zander Gia Georgie Lucky,
But I’m grateful to still have Carly Sonny Monica Tracy Anna Duke Luke Laura,
I believe Frank and Ron even if they get a lot of greif and upset fans hollering at them they are ultimately responsible for the survival of General Hospital,
I appreciate them for their hard work and their dedication to this shows history and characters.
I’m loving Roger Howarth the most I love the chemistry between Roger and Laura
Carly and Franco as a possible duo excites me I love the history the hardship and the forbidden love POV I have always been a sucker for Carly and her vulnerable side and she’s showing it only for Franco I love that.

Linda.G
Linda.G

We love this show me my 18yr old 16yr old 10yr old and 7yr old daughters my mother that turned
60 on GH50 anniversary watch this everyday something that brings my girls my mom my husband
Closer, we can never get enough of General Hospital.
I’m loving DnA Spixie Lante Siam all couples and characters these stories are well written and the actors are beyond talented, Something everyone agrees on is the Chemistry between Roger Howarth and Laura Wright that Chem is strong makes it difficult to hate them or not want them together it’s pure passion when they look at each other.
Keep these coming Ron and Frank you both are gifts that we cherish very much.

Mary
Mary

I’m enjoying Franco/Carly but hope he gets to work with other women and they should bring on his real mother.

LilyLane
LilyLane

Okay I admit it I was skeptical when Ron and Frank took over I thought they were going to bring everyone that was on One Life To Live to General Hospital but they didn’t and I appreciate that,
They brought home Duke Anna Robert Holly Laura Scott Lucy Doc and brought actors from almost every daytime show General Hospital is now a Mega Soap fun entertaining very intense and sure to shake up our afternoons .
I am loving Robin’s story Sonny, Lante/Spixie, The Quartermaines, Morgan and Ava, Silas and Sam
Most of all Carly and Franco he’s new and different for her and I really enjoy the chemistry and dynamics between Laura and Roger.

jp
jp

I agree. OLTL will always be my favorite soap of all time. I thank Frank and Ron for bringing and keeping some of Llanview alive while PP figured out what they were doing.

GH is on fire. Frank and Ron are the best daytime duo soaps have seen in a long time. I know not everything they have done has turned to gold, but compared to other executive producers and head writers out there, they are hundred times better.

Congrats GH. Keep up the great work.

And PP, you better be resolve this issue with ABC and bring back my OLTL soon.

Mary SF
Mary SF

and if you are a woman like me 55 plus, you don’t matter anymore LOL— oh well, still love the show —

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

Us men dont count at all…1.2.3…lol

Elhu
Elhu

I absolutely think GH can become # 1 in the 18 – 49 bracket, as well as hit the 3.0 million viewer mark, it is incredibly riveting. Kudos to Frank, Ron and their entire team, as well as to all of the loyal fans, who never gave up hope, and continued to watch, and welcome to all the new viewers. I am a fan for over 40 years (been watching since my early teens) and I enjoy revisiting the old characters being brought back, as well as the new character storylines. Way to go GH !!!!

liz
liz

Great job bringing everyone back. Please put our Scrubs back together soon.

Julie
Julie

YUP! I’m watching GH 100% for Spixie, The Drake family, Mac, Felicia, Duke and Anna! I can’t wait for Spixie to get their baby Georgie Far away from Lante! Maxie and Spinelli are baby Georgie’s parents and need to raise her. I also cannot wait to see Anna, Duke, Emma, Maxie, Mac, and Patrick to lay their eyes on Robin again!

ricardo
ricardo

gh is on fire now. i love dr.o. she is a bitch, but dr.o can sing a good song. i want to sing with her. the song would be fever. i want bobbie spencer, i miss jackie zeman. the storylines are excellent. franco needs to leave the canvas. thats my only complaint.

Patrick
Patrick

General Hospital is on FIYAH!

“Days of OUR Lives” – embers, simmers, pulsates, salivates, pay attention…

ON.

choice

ALL their

Patrick
Patrick

So, do you think GH could become the #1 show in daytime

A Resounding BIG time YES!

Just say DAYS is #2 and closing in

A part of me… OK to your chagrin… wants CBS to “DROP”

Tracy
Tracy

Yes I think GH can take the #1 spot in woman 18-49! I also think GH can get 3 million viewers. I loved that we saw Robert it was such of a surprise to see him! I’m also loving all things Maxie and Spinelli. I’m glad the truth is out and now Spixie and claim their baby. GH is getting off to a strong start for the new TV season! I hope GH can also average at least a 2.4 in HH, and also be #1 in women 18-49, and women 18-34 for the 2013-2014 TV season.

Sugarmama
Sugarmama

Okay I’m loving General Hospital 5months high ratings
Wow incredible!
I saw Carly and Franco were on the episode that had 3.million viewers
I hated Carly and Franco but ever since that Bridge sence where he broke down in her arms
I needed more!
Roger Howarth and Laura Wright has this amazing pull to each other I just can’t get enough!

Cyber
Cyber

I don’t like most of the stories and its obvious a favorite vet of mine currently has no story other than propping newbies and characters this regime will write for not getting a storyline

too many triangles ,long gaps with the bloated cast…..I’m only back for Robin’s return umbrella story but I’m no hater and glad that GH is doing well…and other peeps are enjoying it but I have a lot of problems with the show and ratings./ #s are of no consequence to me.

Kaleialoha
Kaleialoha

I have been a fan of this show since I was 7 I am now 47
I saw a lot of my favourite Characters and a lot of couple
But the one I love most is Franco and Carly one of the best pairings General Hospital has ever seen,
I say yes this show can be number one and it is already number one in my heart!
Thank You Cartini

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

have Sam and Silas have a baby girl!!!!!!!!!

And then have Jason come back and challene Sam for custody

the ratings will go through the roof
but I want Sam and Silas together

GH IS GREAT

custody for Danny

SAM SILAS DANIEL ALEXIS JULIAN!!!

AND BRING OR RECAST JASON

Eileen
Eileen

It’s exciting to see GH excel with these rating improvements! I’m a fan of Roger Howarth and it’s great to have him on this show. Thanks to Frank Valentini for assembling such a fine cast and crew. The actors are all amazing talents and a joy to watch.

Felicity
Felicity

I am a huge RogerHowarth Franco and LauraWright Carly fan
This show is amazing I’m thrilled RH and LW are on it,
Everyday I look forward to Carly/Franco,
I go to school so I have to DVR it watch when I get home I rush to my tv,
On weekends I anxiously await Monday so I could watch!

aria
aria

GH is simply the best soap on the air ,and soon they will be the #1 soap to reflect that.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I and many others are waiting for RC to give LAURA a decent story – where is Laura?

heidi
heidi

Tristan was awesome!!! Keep him around and the ratings will continue to go higher!!!

TheCoven
TheCoven

I am loving everything about GH I love that Frank and Ron know what we want even before we ask for it
The Dante/Lulu/Maxie/Spin story I find interesting I love Maxie she’s trying to do the right thing but I don’t think Lulu deserves it at all she was the one that ruined Maxie’s sisters marriage,
Although I don’t think Sonny deserves sympathy I am glad Carly was able to make him take his medication even tho only a few months ago he threatened to kill her and she had to beg him to forgive her, IMHO Sonny is the most abusive man on canvas that are made likeable by his women Carly being one of them.
I love The return of the vets returning Robert Duke Anna Faison Lucy Laura Scott Stefan Nicholas
Scotty Bobbie Noah it’s nice to see the originals the people that made this show golden,
I’m loving Roger Howarth and Laura Wright they have beautiful chemistry and their story just speaks to me I hope Franco is forgiven by Carly it seems like she has but still feels guilty for having feelings for him,
Well I can’t wait till Franco and Carly’s story progresses.
I am loving the overall casting and the writing.
Bravo And Thank you Frank and Ron

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

All I have to say it GH is soooooo GOOD! I extremely enjoy watching this soap five days a week.. Now this is ENTERTAIMENT!!!!! Happy their ratings are high ! I like Franco & Carly also. Do you think they will definitely be a couple? I do…

The Coven
The Coven

I am loving everything about GH I love that Frank and Ron know what we want even before we ask for it
The Dante/Lulu/Maxie/Spin story I find interesting I love Maxie she’s trying to do the right thing but I don’t think Lulu deserves it at all she was the one that ruined Maxie’s sisters marriage,
Although I don’t think Sonny deserves sympathy I am glad Carly was able to make him take his medication even tho only a few months ago he threatened to kill her and she had to beg him to forgive her, IMHO Sonny is the most abusive man on canvas that are made likeable by his women Carly being one of them.
I love The return of the vets returning Robert Duke Anna Faison Lucy Laura Scott Stefan Nicholas
Scotty Bobbie Noah it’s nice to see the originals the people that made this show golden,
I’m loving Roger Howarth and Laura Wright they have beautiful chemistry and their story just speaks to me I hope Franco is forgiven by Carly it seems like she has but still feels guilty for having feelings for him,
Well I can’t wait till Franco and Carly’s story progresses.
I am loving the overall casting and the writing.
Bravo And Thank you Frank and Ron

Jared
Jared

GH is my must-see show now with DAYS a close second. Both shows seem to understand that the daytime serial is on the verge of extinction; and to combat that, they have to produce quality products. Neither show is perfect by any measure, but they are far superior to the shows they were during most of the 00’s. Y&R has the numbers but needs creative help. I was once a stalwart fan; and if I bail out on something I was so loyal to, that begs the question: how many more like me are out there? The only reason I can figure why Y&R is still #1 is that CBS has an overall stronger lineup comparatively with better lead-ins. Also, my local NBC affiliate has dropped DAYS from its lineup. I don’t understand how they can call themselves an NBC affiliate but not show ALL of NBC’s shows. It doesn’t make sense to me, but I watch it on Soapnet when I can.

I am definitely skeptical of demo groups, whether they be based on age, background, orientation, etc. As an off-topic social note, it seems the media, the corporations and the government (I think they’re all one personally) look for ways to divide us rather than unify us. I guess it’s all about where the dollar is when all is said and done.

Martha
Martha

Yes Yes Yes My God Yes
General Hospital sure indeed can be number one!
I say these stories Forbidden Love Temptation New Horizons
Better GH I love Carly and Franco the most tho I love it want some more of it!!

Blink182
Blink182

I have to say there were a lot of complaints yet
The ratings are up the stories ate good casting awesome
I love that 🙂
Carly and Franco are amazing I need more of them
Roger Howarth Laura Wright Michael Easton Kelly Monaco are my favourites of all time I’m glad they are on such a successful show!

TnB4ever
TnB4ever

I don’t like this show or Tanko and Cujo
Roger should go back wheere he belongs
On One Life To Live With Kassie

Krissy
Krissy

If you don’t like GH you don’t need to no one is forcing you to watch
I love Carly and Franco in my honest opinion they are one of the best things on
General Hospital.

VictoriaGHLover
VictoriaGHLover

I’m a self admitted former hater of Ron and Frank I wrote them some nasty letters begging them to quit,
Who knew a year later I would be one of their biggest fans and supporter,
I’m loving the returns I’m loving the stories and the characters together and apart
Sometimes I even amaze myself on how much these stories has changed me I’m no longer bitter about
Jason and Sam ending and Carly and Johnny ending.
I’m enjoying more then one character more then one story something I thought was impossible.
Before I say thank you I have to apologize and hope I’m forgiven not just to Ron and Frank
But to Roger Howarth I thought this guy was a Ronald McDonald type of actor a talentless hack that couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag even if his life was on the line I thought he was a clown nothing real and true about his acting but my mind truly changed after that bridge episodes where he was facing off with himself that was the most intense I have ever seen Roger Howarth and at that moment he is indeed one of the best and I was embarrassed that I was such a doubter a a**hat if you will,
I enjoy the chemistry between Roger and Laura maybe even a bit more then Ingo and Laura.
Thank you Frank and Ron for these stories and making General Hospital worth watching
Thank you Roger for showing me what you have to offer and how I was so wrong about you.

This show is number one for me!

Alex
Alex

Love your comment , it´s´#1 for me

TnB4ever
TnB4ever

GH Sucks A Bucket foll of Suds
RogerHowarth is talentless unless paired with Kassie Depiava
Roger should Leave GH and come back to One Life To Live

Susan
Susan

Then go watch One Life To Live

TeamQuartermaine
TeamQuartermaine

Hey I love this show and all but where are The Quartermaines?
We have Franco but Monica kicked him out we have Michael he has Abby’s apartment
Tracy is off with Luke Monica is I have no idea where and Aj is in Jail,
Michael Tracy Monica Aj Franco needs to get their act together they are the last remaining Quartermaines
Left and Thanksgiving is close by,
I hope I get to see Aj Tracy Franco Monica Michael eating that pizza and chasing that turkey having a Quartermaine Thanksgiving.

Susan
Susan

I hated Ron and Frank thought they were hacks with pets but they surely proved me wrong
I love what they did and continue to do with General Hospital,
Most of all I love Roger Howarth I hated him at first I didn’t want him anywhere near my Carly
I didn’t think his acting was up to par with General Hospital actors but I changed my mind after the Bridge episode Roger showed that he was more then just a Clown in a crowd full of Professionals but he can do powerful and depth very well,
I love the chemistry between Laura and Roger I believe they have a bit more then Ingo Radamacher and Laura Wright and that says a lot coming from a former Roger Howarth hater and a pro CarJax fan.
Good Job everyone!
Thank you cast crew writers producers

TnB4ever
TnB4ever

I am a true Roger Howarth fan me Cataz Foxy Jen Laroc Fickels Orical everyone sees how miserable Roger Howarth is and it shows in the low ratings and he wants Kassie only Kassie
Frank is going to bring KassI’d on GH for Roger Howarth Franco and Carly have no chance

The Truthteller
The Truthteller

Kassie Depaiva will never appear on GH again. I will just leave it at that.

Foxy
Foxy

Love Roger Howarth and laura wright working together right on GH so u don’t have to speak for me

Foxy
Foxy

ps Love FRANCO AND CARLY

LauraHowarthFan
LauraHowarthFan

Y&R may have the highest number in viewership (which is always a wonder to me) but GH sure as hell provides the most enjoyable daytime entertainment to the audience, IMHO. Congrats to Frank and Ron for the increase in ratings. These two men obviously know what GH needs, compelling scripts and talented actors. More of the star crossed lovers Carly and Franco please!!!

kim
kim

i love Franco and Carly they are the best

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julexis Goes To Therapy

On General Hospital, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) was able to convince Julian (William deVry) to attend therapy with her to help her better understand her issues with men and relationships, which all of have been tainted by the destructive relationship between her father Mikkos Cassadine and her mother.

When Julexis sits down for the session with Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), things take a bad turn when Alexis starts explaining to Julian why he is there, while Julian feels it’s just an attack on him, and their past, especially when it comes up how he held a knife at her throat on the pier and tried to kill her. Julian tells Kevin that everything he did was to protect his family from his crazy sister, Olivia.

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Julian is ready to storm out, but Kevin suggest they implement more structure to the session to make this work for everyone.  It’s clear Julian does want to help Alexis, and/or also come to understand something about himself and their relationship, and why it splintered.  When asked by Kevin why Julian felt encouraged to pursue Alexis when he first came to town; knowing he was a criminal and she was on the right-side-of-the-law, Julian with tears in his eyes says, “Redemption.”  Julian says he fell in love with Alexis, but also liked the idea of proving and becominga better man.  He then says that both of them were trying to break the cycle of violence from their pasts, and he wished they had both been able to do so – in a heavy-dose-of-reality moment for Julexis.

The session ends, and Julian and Alexis walk to the hospital elevator, and he agrees to go to more sessions with her, saying that they both have issues to address so they can move on with their lives.  Alexis thanks Julian and offers one day to repay this favor.

In these scenes, William deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn brought the heartfelt emotions and the internal conflict that has made Julexis a dynamic duo on GH.   Now with Julian seemingly moving on with Kim (Tamara Braun), and Alexis wanting a fresh start, will these joint therapy sessions enable them to do that  … or perhaps can they resolve the issues that have plagued them, and move on with each other, and grow from it?

So, do you think this is the true end of the road for Julexis?  What did you think of the performances of Will and Nancy?  Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase and ‘Janelle’ Two Sides To Every Story?

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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