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GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Davis Girls Have a Night Out and Learn Molly Can’t Conceive a Child

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The newest configuration of the Davis sisters alongside their mom, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn), was on full display on Thursday’s episode of General Hospital.

While Holiday Mia Kriegel has stepped into the role of Molly (while Haley Pullos is away dealing with the aftermath of her car collision and serious legal woes) it looks like the soap opera may finally be starting to move the needle forward on Molly’s fertility struggle storyline.

During the episode, the women gather at a Port Charles nail salon. Molly is late arriving and when she shows up, she has champagne in-hand and seemingly ready for a party.  When the subject of Molly’s medical issues come up, she warns Kristina (Kate Mansi) to back off.  As Kristina continues to get the truth out of Molly and tells her to let them help her with whatever is going on, Molly finally tells her mother and her sisters that her eggs are not viable and she can never have a biological child.  Next, she storms out, but returns and offers up an apology.

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Just then, big sister Sam (Kelly Monaco) asks Molly if she’s considered surrogacy or adoption. Molly comments back that she isn’t ready to look into that or deal with it.  Alexis gives Molly a hug and says she will be there for her, whatever she needs.

To take their minds off their problems, the women decide to head to the Savoy, not knowing that TJ (Tajh Bellow) is also there giving Marshall (Robert Gossett) and Curtis (Donnell Turner) the lowdown on Molly’s trouble to conceive a child with him.

What do you think of this current iteration of the Davis girls with Kate Mansi, Holiday Mia Kriegel, Kelly Monaco and Nancy Lee Grahn? Do you like their on-screen interactions thus far?  After watching today’s episode are you convinced more than ever that somewhere along the line, and soon, Kristina will offer to carrying a baby to term for her sister? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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The most uninteresting, boring “quartette” ever!! The weirdos.

Here we go again with the bad recasting and terrible storylines. I don’t like new Molly and her storyline. I think it was a terrible idea to give Alexis new love interest a disease. If this keeps up, I will totally stop watching.

So sick and tired of fans like you that threaten to stop watching over every little thing. It’s no wonder Head Writer Chris Van Etten said they never read fan opinions on the internet. You give us all a bad name.

Hey, John—Agreed—nuMolly is insipid and is not making an impact—I wouldn’t stop watching because of her. I mute her ad I do nuTtina.
I will stop watching (not that it matters to anyone—who am I, right??) if the show turns politically partisan again. The way Kristina was talking about her big plans may cause agitation for some, albeit I love Kate—-we shall see how her version of the character unfolds and develops.

Agree with you about Gregory; what an absolutely horrible idea to give him a disease. And not just any old disease, one of THE most horrific ones imaginable. I’m not sure what their definition of escapism is but this isn’t it.

There are some very basic, fundamental problems with this story that really have nothing to do with the story itself. Please allow me to categorize them.

1) In order for a story like this to work, viewers really need to like, care about, and be invested in the characters involved. That really cannot be said here.

Viewers have a love / hate relationship with Alexis, who is essentially the matriarch of all the drama.

Kristina has been a rarely-seen, ill-defined, hot mess of a character. She has flip flopped between men and women, and just appears fickle and immature.

Molly has changed from a perky, idealistic teenager to a surly, arrogant lawyer who is suddenly hysterically needing to have a baby when just a few months ago she had expressed NO interest in having a child whatsoever.

Sam, who will also play a vital role in all of this, is another polarizing character that some viewers love, while others love to hate.

The Likability Flag is flying at about half mast here.

2) This was done in a major story just 10 years ago with Lulu and Maxie. It was a year plus major umbrella story that most viewers remember very well. Of course soaps are repetitive and 10 years can be a long time. But still it is a very heavy, very memorable topic.

3) The recasts!! This is a major story involving two fairly major characters who are both being played by recasts. A returning viewer could be looking at the screen and ask themselves “Who are these girls?”

I never had any real attachment to Lexi Ainsworth. Not because of anything she did; but rather it’s that I don’t like Sonny. I don’t care for how the writers have written Kristina over the years either. She has been wildly inconsistent and her sporadic appearances and comings and goings have not helped. I am perfectly fine with Kate Mansi in the role.

Whereas Valentini gets frothy and excited when he manages to hire a “name” from another soap, viewers generally don’t. Not all fans know that Kate Mansi is an Emmy winning actress from another soap. Nor do they care. All they care about is that they are seeing some interloper playing their beloved Kristina.

I could live with this Molly in the role. To be honest, Molly would not be a hard role to recast. But in this story, with her as the centre of it, you do need someone the viewers can root for and want to see have a child.

4) The writing. Any stories that are springing up during the Writer’s Strike are going to be affected in some way. So far, this one has been pretty heavy handed. A story like this requires nuance, subtlety, and balance. You need to be able to root for both of the characters when the inevitable happens and Kristina wants to claim the baby. But judging by how these writers have handled the Nina Carly debacle and made it so laughably one-sided, I am not sure if this is a story they are equipped to tell in all its complexity.

5) The girl playing Molly, whether warranted or not, is facing serious backlash due to her recent drunken antics that injured people. That is having an effect on how viewers see the character of Molly, there by reducing sympathy forthe character.

I think the show has to proceed VERY carefully with this story because all things considered, it could be an epic fail!!

Johnny…I like Alexis, mainly when she was wearing her lawyer hat. But I never have warmed up to her girls, no matter who was playing their parts. Especially Kristina. And don’t you think the baby stories get overdone? From Willow, Sasha, B&B’s over the years, and most recently Sally/Adam from Y&R.

I would normally be squirming like a kid reading such a long comment—But, golly gee, Johnny—you managed to keep my interest piqued.
I cannot get into this foursome. I like Kate very much—never liked Lexi—
I love Haley and miss her—nuMolly is rubbing me the wrong way—she does not fit in. It could be her height? Compared to the rest of her family, she sticks out like a sore thumb.
I could care less about any of their storylines—
This new interest of Kristina’s smells of politics. I hope the writers don’t go there—it will be bye-bye for me.
You have a very interestingly unique style of writing!! Love it!!

Totally agree!!!

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Nobody cares about medical jargon stories. Boring. It’s time for a mob war of shootouts and explosions of life and death stakes. Entertaining. Bring back Jason, Cyrus, and Alcazar to go with Sonny and Wu.

Jason can stay dead, and I’m over the mob violence, especially in today’s world. It’s too much. A lot more would like the “medical jargon stories” you seem to find boring. I’d much rather watch a hospital-focused <i>General Hospital</i>, which it should have always been, instead of a dark, mob-focused canvas.

Not me; I have no desire to watch characters suffer and deteriorate and have no future…what horribly depressing stories.

Fans want Action. Not dialogue. It’s a proven fact that mob heavy weeks draw better ratings than doctors trying to diagnose a disease. GH would’ve never seen the 80’s if it didn’t transition away from the BORING hospital drama of the 70’s to the danger adventure era. Who cares about the name of a show? You write what is entertaining! Mob is fast paced. Hospital is slow paced.

Agree; I HATE the medical stories! I don’t know why anyone would like them. Some think because the word “hospital” is in the title we should be “entertained” by one fatal disease, depressing story after another. It’s horrible. I’ll take the WSB, the mob, Victor’s cray cray, etc any day over disease stories. I’d love Alcazar to come back…

The Kristina recast was for this storyline, though… and the Molly recast was out of their hands. Material was written and set to be filmed, so they had very short-time to recast and continue telling the story. It’s how daytime works.

Alexis is a beloved character; always was. The only viewers who now hate her are the ones who hate Nancy Grahn for being the outspoken champion of decency, and who take personally her condemnation of all things pathological and diabolical that have possessed the GOP cult since the orange left his reality show to sit on what he thought was his forever-throne.

I love nuMolly. Haley Pullos comes off as self-absorbed and shallow in her personal life (whatever of it could be gleaned from her “hot” selfies one after another on social media), and her screaming about her $400 shirt upon being rescued after almost killing someone. Molly’s (as played by her) nasal whine was cringe-worthy and I hated that Molly was getting a story…until now! I really like the recast (though they need to have her stand in a sunken floor when talking to her “sisters” or have them stand on boxes, lol; one or the other would solve the drastic height difference. But she’s very pretty and can act, so I’m hoping they keep her.

I really liked Lexi and I don’t believe for a moment she was planning on leaving. It’s actually more difficult for me to get used to Kate Mansi as Kristina then it is for me to get used to Holiday Mia Kriegel as Molly (for the reasons I’ve given), and I think she and “TJ” look great together. And I’m sooooo grateful Holiday doesn’t try to emulate the whine. She comes off as a much more polished, sophisticated, young, professional…

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I know it takes a while for recasts to blend in comfortably with existing cast (notable exceptions for me were the wonderful Billy Miller’s Y&R entrance back in 2008 as Billy Abbott and both Michael Muhney and Mark Grossman, both terrific as Adam Newman). But…this group just isn’t clicking for me yet. Maybe it’s because I had little interest in Christina before and even less in Molly. Maybe a little longer?

Sosphound,
You said it all for me. To me they were just part of the show to tolerate. I have little to no interest in either of them. I love Nancy/Alexis and want more for her but she’s totally wasted in her role. She was great when she could go toe to toe with her good buddy Diane or some other Attorney.

By the way, Violet, hasn’t Diane been a kick lately? I love that she seems to be the only person not intimidated by Tracy! Tracy’s behavior of late is also troubling. Gleefully blackmailing your own granddaughter? Sick! And how can she not like Chase? Has the woman no eyes or pulse?

I think it’s weird that NuKristina has yet to have a scene w/ her dad, Its really odd that it’s taking forever what’s up with that? tempMoll, it’s hard to invest because will the original Haley Pullos return? I hope the actress comes out of the mess she’s legally in right now, it’s really so nothing but positive energy her way.

NuK hasn’t had scenes with Sonny because Lexi and Maurice had palpable on screen chemistry and Frank is hoping if he waits long enough fans will forget that when they finally share the screen.

For me, it’s more important to establish Kate Mansi within the “Davis girls” group before exploring elsewhere, where she will naturally fit in.

No, it isn’t. Kristina is a Corinthos. She needs to be with her father Sonny. She needs to be with her brothers Dante and Michael. She needs to be with her sisters Avery, Donna, and Joss. She needs to be with her future stepmother Nina. She needs be with her sister in law Willow. She needs to be with her nephews Rocco and Wiley. She needs to be with her niece Amelia. She needs to be with her Cousin Spencer. Kristina has triple the connections to Sonny than Alexis. It’s her family.

It’s not a guarantee that Pullos will return; I personally hope she doesn’t. I much prefer the recast.

Let’s be honest, this was definitely a chemisty test in disguise to see if Kate Mansi and Holiday Mia Kriegel are viable replacements, nothing more to it.

You’re probably right, Remy. And for me, the experiment was even less successful than THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. I’ve felt more comfortable at the DMV.

Stop ruining Nina to try to get us to cheer for Carly.

*So* many characters are being propped for Carly and to highlight the role… it’s defening.

Thanks for that, Carlyispropped—I’ve only been watering for a handful of years, yet my first impression of Carly still stands—-I loathe her:: let me count the ways-she feels entitled—-she’s a hypocrite—she has no humility—she’s self-centered—do as I say and not as I do—she had slept with all three Quartermaine brothers and then some—-AND, her mother’s husband—she has neither dignity nor integrity—she does not set a good motherly example for her daughters.—she’s a criminal—-she has no class.
Nonetheless, the most offensive retrogressive part of her is her lack of fashion sense—frumpy.
TPTB are really putting Nina through the meat-grinder. She committed no crime here. But, “they” are availing themselves of every ploy to make her look like the scum of the earth.
For what? You’re right to assume it’s done to uplift Carly—I also think it goes deeper than that. The end game is to reunite the two misfits; Carly and Sonny!!
Word to the writers: please leave Nina alone.. k??

Nina is a snake. You may not like Carly but both actresses are good to invoke such strong reactions. That simply means they’re doing their job. I love Carly. She’s a lot of things, but one thing she’s got on her side is loyalty. Nina truly only cares about Nina. She let Peter burn down her friends bar and never alerted anyone to the danger he brought to them. All that to keep her secret. And left Ned to drown. So with that.. She’s no good either.

We like whom we like. Carly is a snake. So much trauma , caused by Carly, could have been avoided where Willow is concerned. Not divulging her true parentage was spiteful and evil. I don’t care how many excuses she pulls out of her criminal head.
Yes, agreed—they’re both amazing actresses to educe so much emotional responses from the viewers.
Bottom line? I hope Nina comes forward and confesses ——she’s a snitch. Not a criminal . I want her liaison with Sonny to end— that’s the only way to truncate this unearthly engagement. Maybe it could work on Mars. They look ridiculous. Actually, Sonny looks weird with anyone.

I know, Celia. Now he’s setting himself up as a surrogate dad to Sasha and even THAT seems forced. And Carly selling that white elephant of a house is going to garner more real estate news than the arrival of the Statue of Liberty. One important question: Will that bowl full of moss be included in the purchase price or put up for auction?

You are a bright, “starshining” gift!! I dedicate the uplifting hippie song to you: “ Goid Morning Starshine”—
Plus, sending you a million hugs and kisses —and a heartfelt HaHaHaHa.
I’ve wondered about that bug-trap mods thingy since we first had an expansively/tiny ( pardon the oxymoron)look at that kitchen sitting in that supposedly mammoth mansion.
Do the servants have separate living and cooking quarters with a huge kitchen to accommodate such a powerful, immense figure such a Ms Carly? Poor Sasha-cornered by Gladys and Sonny—now, add that salivating psychiatrist who needs to be thoroughly psycho-analyzed himself.
Pardon the typos—Ciao, bella!!

As a former snake, I really have to take exception to being compared to Nina.

Nina is the LAST person on GH who is a “snake.” Carly is the most fitting for that description and has been since she first arrived on the scene over 25 years ago; hasn’t changed except that she had kids and is older. She’s hypocritical, vindictive, judgmental, invasive, intrusive, and lacks the ability for self-reflection and recognition of her wrongs. She rationalizes every horrible thing she does…

Carly is loyal? Tell that to Jax, the father of her daughter, the man she cheated on while she was engaged to him, who remarried Sonny even after Sonny tried to kill Jax and another time had him deported. I’m thinking stealing your mother’s husband isn’t the epitome of loyalty either.

Nina didn’t “let Peter burn down her friend’s bar” and she did alert Dr. O that he was in Nixon Falls so that he and his threats would be dealt with. If you recall, Peter threatened to have James kidnapped if Nina alerted the police, which is WHY Nina called her aunt Liesl instead.

This is not the first time Carly has come between a parent and his or her child. She needs to stop inserting herself into others parent/child relationships and needs to pay for the ones she has. If there’s any snake in Port Charles it’s Carly.

And “left Ned to drown?” You mean when she immediately took out her phone to call for help, looked up and saw Tracy already on the phone and saw nufakeDrew doing CPR? Is that how she “left him” to drown? OMG; That statement was funny! (But you didn’t mean it to be, did you? smh, lol.) Though not as funny as Ned gleefully running to “tattle” on Nina and then trip on that towel! Hilarious scene; played it over a few times.

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Celia, my dear, how I suffered the other day when Miss Clumpy Heels gave Sam her “I am Carly, hear me roar” speech. Who knew selling a house the audience rarely sees could inspire a new wave of solidarity in Port Charles? And why does every little thing she or Sonny does warrant so many unnecessary scenes? And now Carly and Sam are BFFs… they’re going to have to rewrite the book on unholy alliances!

You never cease to entertain me—I am really confused, though—I was under the impression that Carly was Sam’s ( who also gets to me to infinity) nemesis. Unholy is right/-well, what can I say—-once you share sleeping with brothers, the unholy alliance id already in the works.
This is the same Sam who could not tell the difference between Jason and Drew in bed. Go figure. I would think everyone has his/her “style” of lovemaking—i wouldn’t know—-but, who bought that risible and farcical idea?
Again, pardon the typos—-the kids are pressing me—-going to the beach—-Oh, yeah—not!!

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Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

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LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

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Nicholas Chavez Speaks Out on the Death of Friend and Former GH Castmate Johnny Wactor: “I’m Beside Myself with Sadness”

It has been another rough go for the General Hospital family following the news surrounding the shooting that killed beloved former cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) over the weekend.

Since that time, there has been an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness, and remembrances for the actor who died at 37-years-old.  Many of Johnny’s castmates have spoken out about the loss and shared heartbreaking tributes.

Now, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer Cassadine) who is soon-to-be-seen in Ryan Murphy’s limited series on Netflix, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, has also shared his sentiments. With heartfelt words, along with a photo of himself and Johnny, and another former GH co-star, Marcus Coloma (ex-Nikolas), Chavez explained the difficulty he is having processing Johnny’s death and the unbreakable bond they shared.

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Nick began, “Johnny — I’m beside myself with sadness. The last time I saw you, we ran into each other by accident in Los Angeles. When we recognized each other your face lit up and you ran essentially across the room to give me a big and tight hug. You were a strong and kind person”

He went on to say, these heartfelt words to Johnny, “You were a phenomenal friend and you always made me feel welcomed and loved. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been a part of your life and I’m praying for you and your family. I will miss you very much.”

Johnny Wactor run on GH lasted from 2020-2022, while Nicholas Chavez appeared from 2021 till early in 2024.

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