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GENERAL HOSPITAL: The JaSam Wedding Begins, Ava & Nina's Feud Reignites!

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital featured the first leg of the JaSam wedding.  And in addition, the nuptials were trending on Twitter.

As the guests arrive to Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) for the big day, the mother-of-the-bride Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn), could not stop herself from picking up a glass or two of champagne early in the festivities.  Clearly a major drinking problem is about to be served up  for the character.  Michael (Chad Duell) arrives with Jake  (Hudson West) as did Alexis with Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth), Molly (Haley Pullos) and Danny in tow.  As everyone is chatting about how a summer casual dress wedding was the order of the day, apparently Jason (Billy Miller) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) didn’t get the memo!  They are dressed to the nines – Jason in a tux, and Sam in an evening gown.  When the two are out of step compared to the dress of the entire wedding party, Kristina admits she went shopping for Sam earlier and has just the right thing for her to wear.  While Sam and Jason are getting redone for the wedding, Sonny brings up to Alexis her rift with Kristina, and that the jury selection is starting today for Julian’s (William deVry) trial.  Alexis tells Sonny she hasn’t given the trial a second thought and grabs a second glass of champagne from the bar.

After the wedding photographer takes group photos, Sam frets that somehow they forgot the most important part as there is no one to officiate the wedding! But Jason has a big surprise for Sam.  Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) then leaps down the staircase into her arms with a big hug, announcing that he, in fact, took an online course some 24 hours ago so he can marry them! He assures Sam it’s legal, and he even showed his certificate of completion via his Iphone.  Sam is so excited to have her wedding presided over by their best friend.   Later, when it’s time for the wedding to begin, everyone is in their places as Sam is about to walk down the aisle (or living room!) to the deck at the Corinthos home to marry her man.

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And in another intriguing development on the episode, it was great to see powerhouse actresses Maura West (Ava) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) share scenes together, and for the writers to bring back into the conversation the horrendous act of revenge perpertrated by Nina on an unsuspecting Ava.   That of drugging her to induce labor and then kidnapping her newborn baby Avery.   It all comes about when Curtis (Donnell Turner) finds a possible  baby for Nina, and sets up a meeting between a young pregnant girl named Bridget.  The young girl tells Nina she wants a good home for her baby.  Nina says she is rich and is the editor-in-chief of Crimson so the baby will be more than well taken care of.  Bad news for Nina though, Ava happens upon the scene just as Nina is about to touch the girl’s tummy when her baby is kicking.  Ava screams: “Get your hands off that girl!”  She then tells recounts to Bridget how Nina kidnapped her, and then her baby. Bridgett leaves!  Ava reminds Nina that actions have consequences. Nina tells Ava when she’s going to pay, and one day everything she has done including; murdering Connie Falconeri and ruining her marriage will come back to bite her.  Nathan (Ryan Paevey) comes upon the confrontation and Ava shares how Nina was going to buy someone’s baby!  Nina is rattled.

So, what do you think of the JaSam wedding so far?  Spinelli officiating? Alexis’ drinking?  Will it be happily after ever for the duo?  Does Sam saying she does not have morning sickness on the day of her wedding mean anything?  Do you hope GH puts Ava and Nina in more scenes together?   How will Nina get a baby?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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su0000
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su0000

There is no JaSam ..
These two are just Sam and Jason, a phony couple..
JaSam was Kelly and Steve…

Again— JaSam was Kelly and Steve..

This recreated couple is a FAIL ..

Celia
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Celia

I am not feeling it either. Too forced, su.
Today wad a COMEDY OF ERRORS. Farcical.
So tired of couples making such a big deal of remarrying……of being best friends, hugging, kissing…..while Sonny slept with Sam and Carly slept with Jason…..disgusto. Just go to Town Hall. Yeah, I know, it’s a soap. How many bubbles did you count, su?LOL.

Patrick
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Patrick

Miss Celia : YES YES YES and more YES

hoopla extravaganza!

“…Many have no idea how well Billy Miller and Amelia Heinle fit!!!! They exuded sensuality, beauty, the carefree freedom of children at play. ”

this is from your post below… had to thank you

since there is no longer… a Jason and Liz – Jason and Sam “warfare mania”

just have to put it out their… he’s still the best… with Amelia Heinle !

it’s like an acknowledge and give her another deserved emmy.. Victoria and Billy … reigned

Celia
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Celia

As you can see, that’s how I feel, as well, Patrick. We need to get a grip, my friend. LOL. BM and AH will probably never reunite. But, the knowledge does not make me feel any better.
I truly wish I could get into this couple. I just can’t. Suffice it say that, at least, many are enjoying Sam and Jason. I am glad ….sincerely….I am not being facetious.

Celia
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Celia

@Abruzzfan.
Hi, Abruzzfan,
I must agree with you about Sam’s dress. Actually I loved both ….the gown and the dress. They fit her body to perfection….and the hair! Just beautiful.
I wish she would wear lighter colors more often. The white brought out the light and beauty of her obsidian eyes.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I agree about Jasam. I love Billy Miller as Jadon but not with Sam. Anybody else, but with Sam it feels forced and fake to me.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I loved the wedding! I couldn’t stop smiling! I loved the photo shoots which I thought were very sweet. I absolutely loved the retro dress – classic elegance! Like Rebecca1, I think that Sam and Jason are great together. They’re very “non soapy” in that they come across as a very real couple with a great bond, an easy rapport with their scenes together with their family.

Maria
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Maria

Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller, have wonderful chemistry. Billy Miller can act and is terrific as Jason. Steve Burton has moved on, to The Young And The Restless. You need to get over it, Steve Burton is never coming back to GH. Billy Miller is here to stay.

Celia
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Celia

No one is disputing the fact that Steve has moved on. But, no one knows what the future has in store for ourselves…..much less others’s future, Maria. We all have our opinions. Unfortunately, I liked JAKE with Liz. Jason does not jive for me. My opinion.
Different strokes for different folks.
This does not reflect Kelly. She is so sweet and humble. I like that.

Soapluv2010
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Soapluv2010

Steve is now the center of the crime-solving universe at Y&R by his own choice so, I’m over letting him steal my Jason joy but, I agree this new pairing lacks the magic. For me, it’s a combination of the writers not being able to figure out who this new Jason is and Billy’s discontent with that fact. Apparently, while other great actors like Maura West and Michelle Stafford and Roger Howarth just let their professionalism and talent enable them to overcome the lame writing that sometimes requires them to be straight up clowns and be good at it, Billy… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

How do you know Billy Miller is “not content?” I think he’s charming and as I said way down the page I think this pairing is great…easy rapport and believable. I wasn’t buying him as Jason; the pensive more measured character is gone. That took a while for me to get used to. Now I just see him as a new character with the same name…same as I see Franco. Neither character as they’re written now is the same character as before. I’m just goin” with the flow…

Celia
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Celia

Billy Miller is my idol, Soapluv. When it was rumored he was joining the cast of GH, I did a happy dance. When he left Y&R, he took the joy out of Billy Abbott and the soap itself, with him. Many have no idea how well Billy Miller and Amelia Heinle fit!!!! They exuded sensuality, beauty, the carefree freedom of children at play. By the same token they brought us sadness…..we cried and laughed with them…..we were moved. This ‘thing’ called charisma is lacking in Sam; thus Jason’s upbeat tempo gets lost within her bland aura. I saw a different… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Su0000, we agree once more–LOL! Must be something in the water, eh? The wedding was such a BORE, I couldn’t even keep my mind on it!
And from what era did Kelly’s (Samantha?) dress come from????

Harry
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Harry

It is surprising that you can take two beautiful actors who are both talented and charismatic, and only produce a yawn fest.
That said, I do think they’re kind of sweet together and I loved Sam sporting the Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie the Cat look. But yes, I am afraid I agree with the lot of you—they lack magic.
I am enjoying Lizzy with Franco and Hayden with Dr Finn.

clh
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clh

Who cares about a boring wedding between one of the most boring couples in daytime. They have always been a bore regardless of who was playing Jason, yes they were a bore even with Steve.

Elizabeth did them (and us) a favor keeping them apart.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree su, Miller is a bust as Jason!

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Great scenes with Maura West and Michelle Stafford. They are two powerhouse actors who shine with the right material. Roger Howarth is also hitting it out of the park, as is Rebecca Herbst whose style is more understated and can sometimes be taken for granted. GH has the best cast in daytime, hands down. The wedding scenes were fine but the notion of a newly ordained Spinelli performing the ceremony was a distracting conceit. It would have been so much better had he merely been a surprise guest. Long live GH!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree with all you wrote Mr. Media except for Spinelli. I think Mac got a quick license to perform marriages too…or was it another character? Someone on OLTL? LOL, I just know it’s been done!

rose
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rose

Lucy could have officiated as well.

Harry
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Harry

I was SOOOOOO afraid it was going Richard Simmons was going to pop out in his exercise shorts and tank top to perform the ceremony. I was relieved it was Spinelli.

Timmm
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Timmm

It must be a small ballpark because I am not impressed with Howarth!

Sonny has a lot of connections in the church. Bringing in Spinelli was stupid!

Celia
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Celia

Could they have been married in Church, Timmmy? Regardless, since it’s ABC, ‘they’ should have called upon Joy Behar. She’s licensed. LOL.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Argh! Simmons…may he never buffoon his way into Port Charles again…

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

The only time I watch GH is when I know Michelle Stafford and Maua West are going to be on. Whether they have scenes together or not, GH was smart in grabbing such two soap opera powrf houses. The scenes when Ava was giving birth were excellent acting on both parts. I say keep the scenes coming. Together or separate. But together is much better. I think they feed off of each other, and bring the best out of each other. As for the wedding, I don’t have investment in the couple. I was just watching for the wonderfully talented… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ie: Genie Francis, is going on her , per contract, summer vacation if I read correctly… is one month absence.. per SOD so… my best guess.. is they created conflict… to keep the momentum ? I love this couple… I want them together kudos to reading “praise” for Michelle Stafford… as Nina… and YES! her past scenes with Maura West… are stunning I still wish GH would not make Michelle Stafford acting … childlike or lacking confidence and not sure of herself… it would only benefit her character belong and good for the show.. to see her kicking ass… whenever… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Okay….that fake scene with the fake pregnant belly in the fake park where Ava just happened to be there, with Nathan coming out of the bushes at the opportune moment, was just too much.
Why the clandestine meeting in the park? Is that keeping Curtis’s search on the DL? Yeah, really discreet!! It’s a PUBLIC park!!!!!!!!
Quasi-writers!!

Ces
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Ces

Here is my favorite voice of reason. I thought those scenes so were so stupid and contrived. Props didn’t help either; dumb hat ??? MS’s bouncing side curls that kept plopping in her eyes. What tha?? MUST they put this woman in every scene. Is there anyone that actually gives a damn about Nina? Seriously…. Ava was just hanging out and overhears the whole conversation? GH needs to also remember that Ava is a cold blooded murderer; something they seem to forget when she gets on her high horse. LAME all around — filler. waste of my time.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Do you guys read the news? Do you know that women are having babies and adopting babies well into their 40s and 50s? That this is not the 1800’s, or 1900’s for that matter. Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Janet Jackson, who know how many other well-known women as well as not in-the-public eye women have or adopt babies in later life. The one thing they usually have in common is that they’re wealthy enough to raise a child. And let’s not forget how many Men have children later in life. People of the same age chronologically differ in age clinically.… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Bingo Cee! Nathan creeping was silly! The ONLY reason it was in a “Park” was to have two middle aged women act like school girls! Cheap!

Celia
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Celia

Hello, my Timmmy: Yes, that infantile scene in the park was so not necessary. I keep hoping for my Michelle to get out of Nina’s head and become NORMAL!!!!!! It hurts watching her thus. I do not know what the writers are thinking. Are they trying to give the message that Nina is not rehabilitated? That she is still a twenty-year old in her delusional mind? I honestly cannot come up with a better assumption. This is a fifty-year old, single woman ( who looks gorgeous; sexy as all that) who wants to venture into a life by rearing a… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Ceecee…are you aware that Michelle Stafford will be 51 this month and that her daughter is only five years old I believe AND she had a new baby last year. Surrogate? adoption? Not sure. My point is, as I also wrote above women can and do have/rIse babies in their 40s and 60s in real life and thus soaps. It’s not as incredulous or unusual as you say. So no, the writers aren’t creating a “never never land” story. Rather, art imitates life.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Meant to write raise not rise, 50s not 60s…but could be too.

Celia
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Celia

@Rebecca1. Hi, Rebecca. I am not sure if by “you guys”, you include moi? I have no problem with Nina adopting a baby on her own, despite her age. I question her mental state. Is she fit to do well by an infant? I repeat, hats off to these brave women. Also, I think I said this before…..my great-grandmother gave birth to her last child at age 47. So, it is not anything out of the ordinary for me. My grandmother is 75, while her brother is 50. There is a twenty-five year difference between these sibling….with a few in-between,… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi CeeCee…yes! I was referring to you, lol, more than the others! And I wasn’t saying it confrontationally just so you know…just frustrated. I guess I misunderstood what you wrote…if you re read it…and I’m paraphrasing…you said this is a 50 year old who wants to raise a child from infancy…does she think she’s 20 in her delusional mind??? That sounded to me like a 50-year-old ( which by the way I think the character is in her 40’s) would have to be delusional and think she’s still twenty if she wants to raise a baby at this point in… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Rebecca. Hey, Rebecca, Yes, after rereading my comment, it does sound just as you describe. That’s because when I write, I want to say so much at the same time, sometimes my phrasing gets jumbled. What I meant was that she could still be in her twenty year old mind; pre coma. That is, these many years are non-existent, and rightly so. Nothing to do with age but with a responsible mind. I still feel this way. I am not sure Nina, as she is represented by the writers, can ‘handle’ a baby. Will she break-down each time the baby… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hey CeeCee. Whew! Glad you understood why I interpreted that way. Yes, I understand what you feel about Franco. I feel he’s good…meaning for the most part I don’t see him reverting to the crazed maniac he was written as when James Franco played him, but they’re kind of doing to him what they did to AJ. AJ was looked down upon by almost everyone…and Carly, Sonny and Jason ( his own brother! Though after the accident he was influenced by Sonny and Carly) always mocked him, blamed him, belittled him…I couldn’t stand it. I feel they’re doing the same… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Threw not through…and I’ll see if Youtube has those hot scenes!

Celia
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Celia

@Rebecca1.
Hi, Rebecca. There are a couple of Ronan/Phyllis scenes ‘indulging’, on Utube. Only a glimpse !!
But, that is exactly the point. Every breathless kiss/nip; the hurried, sensual disrobing( almost torn off; LOL) , every move, in wild abandonment, are all very suggestive. My imagination worked over-time with those teasingly titillating scenes. That’s what I saw….it does not mean anyone else felt what I felt. This couple did it for me.

Alan
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Alan

Random thoughts… Why was Curtis dressed like he was on his way to star in the Port Charles Little Theater on the Square production of ALL THAT JAZZ? Michelle Stafford and Maura West are amazing together and deserve better than taking turns calling one another a b***h (which was basically the same exchange Hayden/Rachel and Elizabeth had earlier in the week). I’m all for catfights but at least make the insults original. Did anyone at the wedding stop to think that maybe Monica not being at the wedding had less to do with hospital business and more to do with… Read more »

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

Theyv’e dumbdowned Monica-why is the chief-of-staff always in the patients rooms in the first place-me and many relatives have been in the hospital often and in different hospitals in two states and not once were the chief-of-staff in our rooms for anything…and allowing Sabrina to do that would mean Monica could loose her job but i doubt the writers will even point that mistake out!!!!…Spin suddenly able to perform marriage seemed stupid!!!

Harry
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Harry

LOVE your random thoughts, Alan. You are spot on.

Celia
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Celia

Everything you said, Alan. You know I hang on your every word. Agreed. Maura and Michelle are the best of the best. No mediocrity with these two. The scene in the park? Pathetic. Shame on the writers. It would be asking for the moon to create a scene that does not involve revenge, spite and opportunity for Ava and Nina….I realize that. Their relationship has always been in the war-zone, and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. But, please….what’s next? Hair pulling? I have a theory about Sabrina and the IV, since the same thought occurred to me, Alan.… Read more »

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

Sabrina is the killer!!!!…

Celia
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Celia

@Jimh
Of course she is, Jimmy. LOL.

Katia
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Katia

Agree with the above comment that Hayden is not a likable character no matter who you pair her with. Let’s give her the whole show on a silver platter. Ugh! So tired of her really

Lena
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Lena

Ugh to Hayden:((((

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Alan…I believe that BOTH Jean and Shelly do know what ‘a Friday cliffhanger is’. However, Jean and Shelly are N-O-T very good at it!!!!! N-o-p-e.

Have a good one, Alan.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Perfectly put!

Timmm
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Timmm

Good stuff Alan!

Curtis is a square peg in a round hole! Kill him off!

Even IF you were a licensed nurse, a hospital would NEVER let a civilian touch an IV bag! Weak!

I wish Monica would kill Sonny!

Spinelli sucks!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I think Curtis dresses the way he dresses because he’s a street-wise character who brings diversity to a more realistic level where everyone doesn’t dress like they just came out of a white bread ad.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

MS and MW are GOLD. Gh is so lucky to have them, they should use them together more often. I love the history background that was given to us for Nina and Ava. It’s the right time to talk about Kiki being Nina’s daughther again. I think this should happen (maybe though we need a new Kiki or a KA return) .

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

Wait until Nina finds her thought dead daughter-Kiki…or Nelle!!!!

Harry
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Harry

Jim, did you notice how Bobby had this negative involuntary response to Nell? Maybe I am reading too much into it, but maybe, just maybe, Nell triggered an unconscious memory of how young Carly (then played by Sarah Brown) came into her life, ingratiated herself with both Tony and little Lucas, all as a secret plan to inflict harm on Bobby for giving her up for adoption. Have you noticed Nell giving Sonny that doe eyed look? Could it be that Nell is not Jax’s daughter as suggested by some, but Carly’s? Crazy thought for sure but it wouldn’t be… Read more »

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

I did notice that but thought it had something to do with her sister Patty,,,but when was Carly available to have a child-she’s too busy in everybodys business…maybe Carly had a child with Tony Jones???

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

She’s not Jax’s daughter.

rose
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rose

Harry…I noticed Bobby’s look as well, and do remember how Carly came into Port Charles. Just the beginning of the havoc she would eventually cause. And even Sonny seems to be a little cautious of Nelle. Hope there’s not a repeat of how he and Carly hooked up. And while I don’t think Jax is Nelle’s father, he seems to know more than he’s been sharing…he tried to stop the search for Josselyn’s donor from the beginning, and also seemed cautious about Nelle making her appearance.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Bobby was definitely suspicious Of Nell, Harry. Instinct?

Harry
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Harry

Thank you Rose and Bec. I could be crazy but of course this is not a barometer of my sanity. Did you two watch when Sarah Brown first appeared at the Brownstone apartment of Tony and Bobby Jones’? Young Carly ingratiated herself with both Tony and little Lucas during a time when Bobbie was feeling really vulnerable and bad about herself. This was after BJ’s death. In fact, Bobby was sulking on the Brownstone steps on the night of a milestone birthday because, as she put it to her brother Luke, “He’s sending me to a FAT FARM!” I remember… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I think Nelle is a Spencer….somehow!!

Celia
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Celia

Ohhhh, it makes me so happy, even with this stupid fever, when I read your positive comments about Nina and Kiki, Jimmy. Double LOL.
YES!!! Kiki, Nelle or, for the twist of the decade, the pregnant girl in the park!! Nina would be adopting her own grand-baby. Ha!!

Harry
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Harry

Interesting thought, Celia and Jim…hmm.
No Rebecca, I don’t think Jax is Nell’s father either.

Celia
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Celia

@Harry.
Thank you, Harry. LOL. My ‘interesting’ thoughts are mostly thrown in there in jest, Harry, since I am hardly ever right.
But, one never knows. My facetious, little ‘jabs’ proved right on a few occations; namely the materialization of Claudette, as soon as I saw the mysterious glove; and before a name was even attached to the existence of another woman.
Then, I said Hayden and Liz were sisters. So, with all my misses, I get a couple of hits, too.
I am beginning to feel as a true GHer, right about now. LOL.

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m not a JaSam fan, so don’t really care about the story. However, I DO like Alexis and don’t want her to become a drunk. Why are these writers intent upon tearing down this once strong character by having her make all these bed choices this year? I hope they give Alexis an epiphany before the trial. We all know now that Paul’s going to throw the trail and thus pave the way for Julian to remain in PC. (Ugh! Hate it!) So I want to see a strong Alexis kick that jackass to the curb when he comes knocking… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Exactly my point about Alexis, Rodd.
I am glad someone else feels the same way about the turn Alexis life has taken. Shame on the writers.
I know it’s a typo, Rodd….but, as most of these female characters on these soaps; they do make BED choices. So fitting…..forgive me; just couldn’t help myself. Now, that is the best inadvertent play-on words ever,,…love it!!

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Alexis has been one of the most boring characters in the history of the show for over a decade. It was about time they threw her a curveball. I’m glad to see her playing less than perfect. She was always a little too self righteous for my taste.

aria
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aria

i was bored to death with this upcoming wedding, and before people start saying i’m a liaison fan, wrong, i would want this on liz, jason is a total bore, good riddance.

Ces
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Ces

I like Sam & Jason but everything about this BIG wedding was off.
It felt forced.
The guest list was? Carly and that ANNOYING laugh, no friends for Sam? Maxie, Monica MIA?
The 10 minute photo shoot. Was that a necessity?

Just off and boring actually.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m frustrated that TPTB obviously believe that Ava has to be in EVERY scene/storyline! Isn’t it a bit like the pot calling the kettle black to have Ava interfere in Nina’s life??? The character is a canker sore on GH and needs to go away! Who in the viewing audience wants to see her–a killer–onstage every day? (Of course, we see a number of killlers on scene EVERY day, don’t we? Says something about GH and TPTB, don’t you think? Away with her, I say! (I know; I know–she won a EMMY! So what? Seems ANYONE can. No big deal… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I am surprised the set was still standing with MW and MS in the same scene–those two are major set munchers.
Yes, I know Ava is a horrid person, Nancy, but I was on her side. Nina has no business trying to get her creepy hands on a baby after what she pulled with Avery. She’s a self contained creep show and should not be inflicted upon an innocent baby.
Furthermore, I do wish they would stop with the damn “I-wanna-baby” story lines. It’s boring, redundant and nobody cares.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey there, Harry!
I agree re boring “I-wanna-baby” storyline–B-O-R-I-N-G–and so very retro–a throwback to “barefoot and pregnant” days re women.
And neither character–Ava nor Nina should be “inflicted” upon us, the loyal audience. 🙂

Ces
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Ces

Don’t say *munchers* lol!!
sorry, couldn’t resist. ……

hate, hate, hate these damn baby stories.

Harry
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Harry

Sorry, Ces. My mind really wasn’t going there but I can certainly see your point.
Did I ever tell you that Beavis and Butthead are my best friends?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Lolololo…Harry and Ces!!!!!!!!!

Alan
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Alan

As far as I am concerned Ava can be in every scene every day because at least she drives what little story there is and creates conflict unlike Sonny who is in every scene just to rescue everyone and shine his heavenly mobster AJ killin’ wisdom.

(And yes, I think it says something that GH is obsessed with keeping criminals front and center — but let’s be honest practically everyone on this show has killed someone at this point including Laura and Alexis, two women who are supposed to be moral centers for the show.)

Celia
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Celia

You bet, Alan!!!!! I told you, I think your words should be written in stone.

Harry
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Harry

Alan, Ava is growing on me. When the writing for this character calms down and stops being so damn gum chewing campy, Maura West shows me what a good actress she really is and why she has received so many accolades.

Ces
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Ces

LOL!!
I Feel exactly the same way, except about NINA!

She needs to go. She does not belong on this show. They’ve tried and failed every love interest, every story, every scene she hogs up …. take her away. please.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Ces…y-e-s…EXACTLY!!!!! The character of Nina needs to go away…PERIOD!!!!!

Have a good one.

Ces
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Ces

Jaybird, glad someone agrees! Have a great rest of your day!

Harry
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Harry

Well, I agree too, Ces. It’s just I have made the same point over and over and I am sure folks are tired of me repeating the same old lament.

Katia
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Katia

Nina character is awful and unnecessary.

Ces
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Ces

Haha Harry! I will keep repeating it until Nina is gone. Of course She’s FVs pet and not going anywhere.

janet
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janet

As long as Sonny and Carly are there, I have no interest in watching and I won’t. Thanks for the warning !

Patrick
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Patrick

beautiful

this is the standard of all that GH created ?

Sonny and Carly ?

till GH right the wrong and LESS IS MORE… they should be supporting… and not driving

I don’t know which is worse…

it’s Sonny

with chalkboard scratching and clawing her annoyance.. Carly is on even par

Ces
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Ces

I think Carly is channeling Laura Wright. This isn’t even the same character! She’s all giggly and annoying as all hell. I’m with you.

Mateo
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Mateo

In my dreams I am hoping that Nina somehow comes into possession of that flashdrive with Ava’s confession. I want to see Ava hopping just a little bit. I love Maura and Michelle together and I am willing to take a little over the top drama with those two. They are pure FIRE together. From the very first confrontation to the whole baby stealing to this most recent encounter Michelle Stafford and Maura West prove why they are the best at what they do. I loved the scenes with them. I am not a huge soap opera wedding fan because… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Mateo, thanks for the backup on Billy Miller reactions. The voice, the smile, the eyes and hair…the guy makes me weak in the knees even when I’m lying down.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Love your last line Soaphound!

Johnny
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Johnny

Rumor is Vanessa Marcil is coming back to GH as Brenda Barrett. I hope this is true. Vanessa is a terrific actress.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Well as usual it’s a barrage of discontented viewers and negative comments! It appears fans who are happy don’t post! (And, yes…there are happy viewers.) I liked the wedding. My only gripe is that Lucas wasn’t there ( I don’t believe Sam was at his wedding either). And, LOL, poor Morgan. Guess they forgot to invite their other son. And I absolutely agree with some of Alan’s post above…why hasn’t Jason asked about AJ…does he know Sonny killed him? Will he forgive him and move right along as Michael has? And, ridiculous for Monica to even be cordial to Sonny…… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Rebecca, they are sweet together and as you say, perhaps they are a realistic and grown up couple. That is also what I though about Laura and Kevin before he made that stupid mistake (which was totally out of character) and Laura took a hike. I think soap viewers want fire works 24/7.
I don’t hate JaSam, but I don’t love them either and that’s just fine with me.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I don’t think many know what they want…so how could the writers! Alex and Julian had fireworks but she was deemed ” too old” for lust. Nina and Franco were passionate about each other but were deemed too crazy. Lulu and Dante too boring. Morgan too dark, Michael too light, Sonny too mob, Finn too quirky, Liz too goody goody, Sam too blah, women too weak, too much mob, not enough mob, bring back the vets, the vets were before my time…it’s EXHAUSTING! LOL!

Yes, sigh, Kevin was bad…very, very bad. They’ll make up.

Alan
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Alan

Lucas and Brad probably couldn’t make it to the wedding because they couldn’t find their way out of that efficiency closet they call an apartment.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

LOL Alan, you’d think a doctor and a radiologist could afford a much bigger closet…hopefully they’ll upgrade if they ever find their way back on screen!

Ces
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Ces

LoL Alan. Those poor guys wedded themselves into oblivion.

GH1980
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GH1980

Well said, Rebecca! Happy viewer here. I’ve honestly stopped coming here as much as I used to, because I can’t stand to read the constant negativity. Every time there is a GH story, it’s the same thing. It’s become so predictable and has become a major turn off for me. There’s so much negativity and hatred in the world today, I watch my soaps to have some fun and get away from the real world. And that’s what GH is for me, and always has been for the past 36 years, a fun escape. Is it a perfect show? No,… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Thanks GH1980! I agree. There is a lot of negative in the world as well as in each of our lives at one time or another. It’s great to be able to escape…particularly in a genre that allows us to walk into a fictional world on a daily basis! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve said this on a few posts. I too complain. We all do to an extent because we all have our likes and dislikes etc…but, LOL, there is not one topic where the majority of posts are not derogatory. Keep posting. I can use a fellow happy… Read more »

rose
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rose

GH1980…I feel much as you do you about the negativity, and I must admit I have contributed to at times, mainly in the guise of improving, ie: too many characters or dead end stories. Same with the daily “news” which I really have cut back on. I realize everyone has a right to their opinions, but I just get tired of the naysaying after while. It probably would have been the same back in the “vets” days but there was no MF, or today’s social media which feeds on conflict. So I just watch GH and enjoy it for the… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Lol, Rebecca. That’s it in a nutshell. What will it take to make us happy??
You’re right! Kevin and Laura will make up. That’s one couple I like seeing together.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Rebecca – I loved the wedding! I couldn’t stop smiling! I loved the photo shoots which I thought were very sweet. I absolutely loved the retro dress – classic elegance! Like you, I think that Sam and Jason are great together. They’re very “non soapy” in that they come across as a very real couple with a great bond, an easy rapport with their scenes together with their family.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Thanks Abruzzfan. The entire lil event was very touching. Nothing wrong with warm ,fuzzy moments in the midst of chaos…that’s what keeps us…and soaps…going!

rose
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rose

I’m with you/Rebecca and all other well wishers.

Harry
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Harry

I liked Sam looking like Maggie the Cat from ” Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” as played by Elizabeth Taylor.
Yes, I am that shallow.

Celia
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Celia

I agree. I love Nina. I just hope she will be shown in a different light. I think Franco killed something inside of her. She feels inadequate as a woman, a failure as a human being. Every forward step she takes is met with two steps back. I, also, think that Franco confuses her. On one hand he told her he did not want an issue from his body be crested due to the mental history in the family. Fine, I get that. But, he refused adoption, as well. The, he turns around and gets on with Liz with a… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Lol…girl/women cat fights are standard soap fare. OLTL used to do it all the time with Blair and Tea. I’m sure Erica on AMC had her skirmishes with other women. And Carly? She’s having either verbal or physical fights as well.

Loved Dillon from the beginning. Great looking guy…can singe, dance and act. Didn’t notice his jeggings…(how’d I miss that???) probably too distracted by his blond hair gone auburn! But skinny jeans are a thing of beauty compared to speedos! Cringe…

jlov
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jlov

i don’t like how bm plays jason. too aggrressive. jason was agressive w the mob, not the people in his life he protected. i found him to be to strong toward the end w elizabeth and rude w carly. however, i do like the actor and see why people like him. i think it was just some very confusing writing. i watched him on y and r and that his skills were amazing there. i don’t enjoy him w sam. sorry everything sounds so bad. i just really haven’t enjoyed the jasam reunion. i thought it would tie everything together.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

UGH !

i’m tired even thinking about ; it

on the cover of SOD

a picture of Sam and Jason in wedding garb

I don’t know what the big fuss is

they just got engaged….

well heck… hopefully they’ll get married and disappear

ps: even still… they did not look a happy couple make

Celia
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Celia

High five, Patrick!!

jeremy
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jeremy

Great Episode!!! 🙂

su0000
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su0000

Sam and Jason are supposedly a super couple..
ALL supercouples are destined to have some sort of wedding irruption, we wait for it ….

Sam and Jason are so boring that their wedding was ”weak” ”uneventful” ”BLAH”..
And that speaks volumes of the couple= ”bland” ”YAWN” ”ZZZzzzZZzzz ..

Sam and Jason are a total snoooooze fest = FAILED !

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Wow, I agree–once again! (This is getting to be a habit!) 🙂

Susan
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Susan

I was thrilled with the wedding. I love Billy Millers chemistry with Kelly Monico. During the photo’s, I cried, because they were so beautiful, and had such great meaning. I loved when Spanelli came running down the stairs, and right into SAMs arms. I loved the look between Jason, and Spanelli, when Spanelli lifted his head, and looked at Jason. Jason and Spanelli’s look, was of pure love. I loved everything about the wedding so far. I loved that Jason said he wished Monica could have been there. The only people I missed, was Lucas, Morgan, and Kiki. I always… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Susan LOL…your post belongs up above under my post and the other “happy viewers!”

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

By the way…Julian and Alexis are both hallucinating. He saw her in jail, she saw him at the bar and the wedding. Hmmmmm…

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Why are Jason and Sam so boring? I think the writers instead of being so desperate to write Jason as a romantic lead for Sam should have invested more time into who and what he is is amd going to do for a living etc. Bringing a new Jason on was the perfect opportunity to give him all his memories back and kick off some ElQ/Quartermaine buisness amd family stories. Jason could have also been recruited by the Wsb, which would usher in a return to adventure form for Gh. With this one character they can change the pace and… Read more »

Belle
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Belle

Love Sam and Jason, not sure about the boring comments, they always seem to keep the fire going between them. They are a super hot and good looking couple and the way they look at each other is scorching. And isn’t that what you want in a soap…love in the afternoon. Jasam are ride or die for each other and that is super hot!

Katia
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Katia

Yes!

Kittyninja
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Kittyninja

I , for one was happy to see the last couple episodes Jason being more like Jake , and being fun and light hearted . Not that I am fan of those two but at least he wasn’t being BLANK My random other random thought s, if I were Paul , I’d point the finger at Ava , since she’s walking around with the drugs and syringes , duh What’s the possibility that someone is drugging Alexis , all one would have to do a spike one of her many liquor bottles . Also I agree it’s odd Morgan, Bobby… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

They’d all be there if in reality ABC didn’t have to watch their budget. Probably won’t ever have many of the cast together at big events like we used to and while none of us like it, it’s unfortunately the price ( no pun intended) we have to pay to keep the show on the air.

Scrimmage
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Scrimmage

This is what happens when the writers start a Serial Killer storyline before they’ve decided on WHO the killer will be, and WHY he is targeting his victims. This is also a prime example of one of the common weaknesses of the past several regimes on GH, namely their inability to come up with believable motivations for their bad guys. Your typical “Evil Genius” or “Criminal Mastermind,” is only as smart as the person writing them, and it’s a good bet that there are no geniuses on this writing staff, evil or otherwise. Let’s face it; if these writers were… Read more »

Jasamiel
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Jasamiel

Given the budget constraints of a modern soap I am happy with the wedding. Yes it could have been bigger and more badass but there was so much sweetness and chemistry between the two, I couldn’t help but smile. The only other couple right now that makes me feel that way is Finn and Hayden.

Timmm
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Timmm

I don’t condone most of Sonny’s actions but how come so many people here dispise him but shower Ava with hugs and kisses when she is no better! Sheis a cruell bitch!

Alan
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Alan

I think the difference between people’s reactions to Sonny and Ava is that Ava is treated like the town pariah for her actions while Sonny is “respected” and always portrayed as a hero. No one ever calls him out for murdering AJ while Ava’s every indiscretion is always thrown in her face. I think Sonny would work better if he were played as the perpetual underdog mobster trying to make good and gain acceptance from the residents of Port Charles but never getting it. There’s no rooting value for a character that has everything and still breaks every law in… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I cannot stand the fact that Jason doesnt react to Sonny murdering his brother. It is either ignored or Jason hasnt remembered that yet? I wish Jason would walk way from Sonny all together!

Harry
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Harry

True, Timm!

That’s the problem with GH—the bad guys and gals never really pay for their crimes and sins. They get their freedom and their children.

Timmm
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Timmm

Well, the writers write them into a corner and then have to be “Clever” and find a way to keep them out of jail to keep them on canvas. Same with Victor at Y&R, he does dastardly things and rarely pays!

k/kay
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k/kay

Whoa hold the farm I thought and I confess never been a regular viewer of GH but I thought Jaon killed AJ the first time on the stair or something. Once Jason had brain damage he could have cared less about his family look what he did to everybody he is a loser they built this show around a brain dead loser. Laura Wright is making me sick with this all over him just disgusting

k/kay
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k/kay

In other words Jason has never cared about his family so crawl up Sonny’s backside he likes the view! Please leave Luz out of this mess no one deserves Jason more then Sam / Annie Oakley who watched his kid get kidnapped she is a loser also

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

No k/Kay Jason never killed AJ. Jason was actually close to his family, a very good son and wanted to be a doctor. It was only after he was in a car accident with AJ, who was driving drunk if I remember or heard correctly, that he wakened with no recollection of his previous life and Sonny took him in. Even when Jason turned into Sonny’s bodyguard he was still good hearted.

Celia
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Celia

Ahhh, Timmmy, Timmmy, Timmmy!!!!! Why? That’s easy, my dear friend. When “Ava is on stage, every move is enticing….her expressions authentic….her art skillful, her projection impeccable….Maura’s acting is perfect. She is one polarizing Grande Dame!!!! Sonny? Meh…..

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny has more talent in ONE dimple than Ava has in her whole body, my dear friend!

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
Awwww, my Timmmy. You wound me. LOL. Funny how differently we see characters.
Don’t get me wrong, Ava is despicable….no better than Sonny. But, his intimidation tactics do not pass muster for me, albeit they’re both odious.
But, you must see what great of an actress Maura is. To me, her expressions say more than I want to read in them.
I had no idea you were a Sonny fan, Timmmy. All this time!!!!! LOL. later, love.

Celia
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Celia

Re: Jason’s indifference to AJ’ s murder by the numero uno delusional capo….
That is one big, fat conundrum, my Timmmy. It’s like AJ has been completely forgotten. What’s up with that? That old, old, idiom….. elephant in the room, I say! As far as I’m concerned, it does not say much of Jason’s integrity.
The same could be said of Monica. She never confronted Sonny. All she does is roam the halls of GH. Come alive, people!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Honey, first of all, I’m pulling your chain in regards to Sonny! [If I could just pinch you on the cheek!] I do like Sonny. I love Maurice. I dont like Ava BUT Maura is a wonderful actress. Speaking of, our buddy over at Y&R, Victor, are you impressed with his mourning scene with Michael? How about the Mustache saying he was sorry to Chelsea. Victor NEVER apologizes! Later love!

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm. Heyyy, Timmmy, Pulling my chain? …qu’est-ce que c’est?. DOUBLE LOL. I thought you were serious, my love. See how naive I am? I took you seriously. Everyone I know does that to me….I fall for it each time!!!! I am wising up to them; and you. Sometimes, it is very hard to read you and Harry. Sardonic, dry humor. More fool I, eh? LOL. No, I was not impressed with Victor’s show of penitence. He is a peacock without the display of those beautiful array of colorful tail-feathers. I was moved by Chelsea, though. She was outstanding. I just… Read more »

Jane
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Jane

Gotta say it, Liz comes between them without meaning to. I was thinking of her broken heart though as of hearing of Sam/Jason wedding as Sabrina’s noticing her signs on the motoring of her health. Then there’s tuff guy who I happen to like, Sonny saying why call you to Jason I thought harsh. They have their little click and want to keep it that way. I think Sam & Jason are boring as Carly and Sonny are. I didn’t like Sam telling Danny I love you and says nothing to Jake as she turned to him. I think Griffin… Read more »

Jenna
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Jenna

Maybe it’s just me, but I think they mesh well together. BM just has that personality where he can make his character funny with the way he delivers his lines. Since Jason had no memory BM was able to bring something different to the character that he probably wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. I believe KM does the same for her character as well because of this new Jason. They play off each other quite nicely I believe it helps that their friends in real life. This is just my opinion but I believe the reason everyone is so… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Could the wedding be anymore boring? Well, that is how I would describe monotone Sam and no personality Jason. Now, every episode we have to hear about her boring pregnancy, morning sickness, and cravings.

Darnell
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Darnell

GH, you’re sitting on a nuclear device that will level Port Charles. What are you waiting for Nina and Ava. Make Kiki Nina’s daughter and watch the fireworks. Once the dust settles, let it be discovered that Silas is not Kiki’s biological father but a one night stand Nina had when she caught Ava and Silas in bed. Have this one night stand bump into Nina at an airport somewhere while she’s on Crimson business. Have him follow her back to PC. Once the truth is out, Kiki is an accident that leaves her comatosed . The doctors also discover… Read more »

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly past away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

Courtesy/ABC

As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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