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General Hospital To Air Special Election Episode In Honor of the Passing of the 19th Amendment & Women’s Right To Vote

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On the Monday, November 2nd episode of General Hospital, just before election day here in the United States, the ABC daytime drama is airing a very special episode depicting and remembering the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The inspiring female cast will go back in time as Laura Wright takes on the role of Beatrice Eckert, a suffragist, who is more than ever, determined to get women to exercise their right to vote.

Key to the episode are Eden McCoy (Josslyn) and Sydney Miykala (Trina).  In the story, it marks Josslyn’s first time to be able to vote now that she has turned 18. At first, she isn’t very motivated to vote, but when she and Trina find themselves traveling back in time to 1920, things take a turn as Josslyn realizes just how important it is to exercise her right to have her voice heard and vote, as those women before her fought for their rights.

In the all female directed, written episode, also look for actresses: Maura West, Nancy Lee Grahn, Finola Hughes, Rebecca Herbst, Nicole Briana Henry, Brook Kerr, and more of the female cast to be on-screen.

The episode’s key messaging, “Voting isn’t just a right.. it’s a privilege.”   All that to say, remember, to get on vote come Tuesday.

Watch the promo below.

What do you think of GH producing and airing this special episode? Comment below.

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aria
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aria

I think its great I’ve been waiting and hoping the show would do a female centric episode and how fitting to do one w/ women right to vote. loving it, GH continues to stand out among the other soaps. I wish iTunes/ABC would make episodes of GH available again for purchase. they stop all of a sudden with the sept 11,2020 episode and ever since have not make new episodes available, this sucks, I loved being able to purchase GH episodes.

rose
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rose

I’ll be watching and save it. When GH puts resources, it’s actors and minds to special stories, no one does it better.

Satan
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Satan

A worthwhile message … but given all the methods of early voting this year (because of the pandemic & other reasons) maybe they should have aired it some time earlier than the day before the election?

Su000
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Su000

Goes to show-
better late than never is not always a good thing..

Drake
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Drake

If a person had not intended to vote and they are inspired (reminded, moved etc..) by this episode to stand in line on Tuesday with PPE in tow, it is 100% worth it and not too late.

Su000
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Su000

Could be but-
It is mainly Boomers that watch GH..
they most likely have mailed in their ballads..
Not many Boomers are standing in line 3-6 hour to voe during a pandemic on Nov 3rd.

Angela
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Angela

I love that GH is doing this & applaud everyone involved!!

rose
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rose

The passing of the right for women to vote might have been 100 yrs ago, but it is still a great reminder for everyone to continue to fight for their own right to vote. Especially when you see what’s happening this election year where there is voter suppression being waged which can make it more difficult to get to the polls or voting mailboxes. Then there’s even the even the threat of not counting legal votes.

Jimh
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Jimh

I have an ancestor who was an advocate for women’s issues but sadly mom died years ago and i dont know which one..

rose
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rose

JimL…Wouldn’t it be great if you could go back in time like Josslyn and Trina and meet your ancestor? Or maybe check Ancestry.Com.

Celia
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Celia

Thank you for this GH. Thank you for airing such a momentous ( albeit the movement was considered extreme in 1888) and amazing period in our History. Thank you, Susan B. Anthony. Thank you, Elizabeth C. Stanton. Thank you, Amelia Bloomer ( you also gave women the privilege of wearing underwear; the bloomers–LOL). Thank you, Elizabeth S. Miller. Thank you, Anne C. Mattison—and so many more—-Thank you, Suffragettes for standing up to the establishment by fighting for women’s rights—civil and otherwise. Thank you for speaking up for all women—-for declaring us as human beings with equal rights and not just… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

Good on them! This is excellent!

Linda Evans
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Linda Evans

Loving today’s show!!!! Right on, GH!!!!!

Margherita
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Margherita

This episode has a FANTASTIC MESSAGE and provides a lot of historical information about women gaining the right to vote.

Upstate New York was key – Seneca Falls Susan B Anthony, Cady Stanton, and many many many more.

1920-2020

Port Charles is based in Upstate NY. The Suffragists should be very proud of this episode.

Go and VOTE! Whatever way you choose, but exercise your RIGHT. I will be wearing white, purple, and gold all day tomorrow, though I’ve already voted.

Patricia McCarron
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Patricia McCarron

Excellent special today! General Hospital is more then a soap opera. The writers and actors are making a difference to educate viewers. I enjoy this show.

rose
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rose

I think the Women’s Right To Vote special was very well done. And such an important, hard fought issue that we shouldn’t forget as time passes. I liked using the time machine to get us into the past. Carly may really frustrate me but Laura Wright is great when she plays these other cameo roles like Beatrice or Luke’s mom. But I really liked that the story focused on Josslyn (Eden) and Trina (Sydney) as they learned from their ancestors, and that Dr. Portia (Brook) was there with her own challenges in becoming a woman doctor. Kudos to them and… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

The episode was written pretty well, outside of tying the idea of time travel into it. I kept expecting Al the hologram to pop out of a secret door in the middle of the scene to tell Joss & Trina what bad thing in history they were there to change.

(Yes, Quantum Leap reruns still air down here! It was a most unholy show.)

shilo0854
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shilo0854

I really enjoyed this epi. It also was a nice change. Hope we don’t lose any more cast.

Priscilla
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Priscilla

With all of the noise during this current election, bravo to GH for a wonderful episode. I had no idea it had been 100 years since women finally were able to vote. Great episode. Loved seeing all of the women actors!!

Su000
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Su000

A 1st time;
GH had a 100% female episode.
All women, not one man..
That was awesome!

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GH’s Brook Kerr and Tabyana Ali Talk On: Trina’s Trial, Spencer and Rory, And Their On-Screen Mother/Daughter Relationship

Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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