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General Hospital To Air Special Standalone Episode Featuring Maura West As Ava Jerome!

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Circle Wednesday, January 17h, GH and Maura West (Ava Jerome) fans! That is when General Hospital is set to air a special standalone episode revolving around the character of Ava Jerome, as she undergoes surgery for her remaining facial scars.

According to a piece in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now,  ABC Manager of Current Series, Nathan Varni related as to what viewers can expect: “There’s some (present day) reality in the episode, but it sticks a little bit to what happens to Ava once she under goes anesthesia, and characters from the show’s past could pop up.  Anything and anybody can show up in this special episode.”

As to the GH writing serving up a special episode for West, the exec noted, “Maura West can do absolutely anything. She’s amazing and her talent is so incredible that I knew she could pull off something like this.”

So, what do you think about this “All About Ava” special episode on tap from GH?  Who do you think will pop up when Ava goes under anesthesia? Comment below!

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Carol
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Carol

I love Maura West, however, I’m not a fan of dream sequences. Not really looking forward to this episode.

Kris
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Kris

not looking forward to an entire episode of AVA

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

TPTB are really working hard to ingratiate Ava with the viewers. No can do. “What she did (THEY wrote it!) speaks so loud I can hear what she says.”

Ashland22Cripton
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Ashland22Cripton

Sounds to me like you love to hate her…

Harry
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Harry

No, Ashland–speaking for myself, I don’t love to hate her. I don’t even hate Ava, but I have no emotional investment in this character. She’s a fairly new character and as talented as Maura West is, it’s slim pickings for the vet actors so why should Ava get a whole show dedicated to her? Moreover, I don’t even see a scar on her face so the whole externalization of her rotten soul onto her face story is lost on me. I would be fine if this story were interjected into the text of the show but an entire episode dedicated… Read more »

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

I totally agree, plus I’d like to know what kind of anesthesia she’s getting. Usually you’re knocked out cold and wake up wondering about missing time.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Dr. Helrn Ruth,
….Not necessarily so…. depends on the person….While I was under ( during C-section), I dreamt that someone broke into my house and stole money I kept in my jeans….I do not keep any money in my jeans or in the house…..
In other words, some people do have dreams/nightmares….the dreams are sooo out there….making no sense…so……

Jovin
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Jovin

Maura was very nice to me. I was blessed to be able to attend the 2001 Daytime Emmy Awards, and that year, As The World Turns was on fire!!

Celia
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Celia

Maura is a Bostonian ( or/and its environs), as is my husband….have yet to meet anyone from the great state od Massachusetts who is not a ‘nice’ person. Some people forget she is a real human being and not a character.
You are lucky, indeed, to have met her., Jovin.

LILLIE
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LILLIE

love her,great actress. want to see more of her. love her with Griffin

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Well, then why are we seeing him spending so much time with Kiki lately? Maybe, because Ava just can’t stand it!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Excellent! Maura West is daytime’s best actress and she’s proven that between the three daytime roles she’s claimed. This Ava-centric episode is going to be a not-to-miss one!! I cannot wait to see what happens! The Queen is coming!

su0000
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su0000

Maura Jo West’ these are the people that were deep in her life.
If they are going to give us a look-back pitty ride into Ava’s life then the ones below need to be her anaesthesia mind trip.
(If not then it’s all a total fail)

Connie Falconeri

A.J. Quartermaine

Morgan Corinthos

Carlos Rivera

Silas Clay / not Finn

Robert “Franco” Frank

Nina Clay

Mother/ Delia

Avery

If those people are not included then it’s nothing but unpopped popcorn.

Lisa
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Lisa

I agree with your choices – totally !

Carol Stewart
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Carol Stewart

Your so right!!!!

Melissa Kelly
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Melissa Kelly

I for one would love to see Connie stick it to her

Ashland22Cripton
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Ashland22Cripton

I for one would love to see Connie’s reaction to Sonny and Ava parenting a child together!!!!

Tammy Price
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Tammy Price

A great appearance would be Kiki. Ava still doesn’t take responsibility for Morgan and now she warns Kiki to stsy away from Griffin. Selfish Ava.

Celia
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Celia

Meaningful list, su, and I agree. While under the ‘influence’, Ava will be reckoning with herself, God and whatever evil has impacted her life…..Satan, in any and every for….her demons and then some. Kudos to the writers. I, also, like the idea of peril versus beauty……the extend to which we will go….putting ourselves is such a dangerous road into the unknown, where anything can go wrong…..where there is a decided uncertainty, as to the outcome. It is one thing to go under the knife as a matter of life or death; for health reasons—-a completely different one when it is… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oopsies; Correction of sentence structure…” Satan, and anything or anyone …….

Patrick
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Patrick

I really have to appreciate any actor in this genre… tenacity and mindset cyclical ? wait your turn on the turnstile and you may be featured spotlighted ? frontburner or forever ??? backburnered, kicked to the curb, left for dead… or albeit.. the death knell.. written in to a corner. which … many fans.. have deemed Ava and Julian. when these two started @GH… I thought.. MARVEL.. two intelligent.. characters.. who ACT their socks off… LOL… Julian could show us more do I get the actors and character portraits wrong? IS IT ALL in the hands of the writers ..… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

PS: “having” watched thru this past Friday ep. THEE flashback of all flash

I am so sold on Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco…. when they were

ideally… it’s going to end up

THEY were HOTTED ME OUT (sorry Drew)

WOAH – another topic. forget about Alexis and Julian… HOTTED ME OUT

must be my time… Julian and KIM…. William DeVry has a new leading lady

Celia
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Celia

@K/kay….
Hi, K/kay, my beautiful friend….I am soooo sorry!!!!!!! I did not mean to be such an idiot by confusing you. I should known better and pay more attention.
I agree, of course, with your words ….Ava and Nina are my favorite characters. I guess it’s because I have loved them from their previous characterizations on Y&R.
Also, one cannot deny their exceptional talent, as some do….
….and, yes, I am fine, thank you.
Stay well…and sorry, again.

Patrick
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Patrick

ALL I have to say long live Maura West.. and her 4th emmy.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I hope so, Patrick. Maura has that wonderful quality few actors do: even if it isn’t “her scene”, she’s the one I watch anyway. Kim Zimmer had it during her prime GL years. Onscreen, Bette Davis had it, so did Barbra Streisand. They can’t help it, they’re magic.

Celia
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Celia

Appealing visuals on Steve and Kelly, there, Patrick. Agreed…..I was pleasantly stunned…Jason and Sam had it going….never felt that with Sam and Drew!!!!!! What a mismatch. Sam and Jason exploded with lust, passion and LOVE….
Comparing them to Julian and Alexis distorts the picture….how right you are!!
Firstly, inasmuch as I truly like Nancy as an actress…. Alexis does not have that youthful luster or ebullience inherent to carefree, abandoning love, which only youth can provide——Julian could inspire with someone younger…..with Kim, you say? I can see that—second chance at love, in one’s mature years……not too much showy-showy…keep it off screen.

K/kay
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K/kay

Hey Cee Cee it’s fine just did not want credit or discredit for something I posted ! Trying to enjoy the shows again since finally got sister safe and situated she got early Alzheimer’s young age which is worse then old age they decline at a more rapid pace she is widowed no children she left me in charge which has sometimes been a curse . You keep on watching you and Suoo help keep the gender alive.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

WHY?????????????????????????

Helen Williams saddler
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Helen Williams saddler

Love ava i want stick to Carly but all day no way

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, Helen……the scene today was so disturbing to me. Carly is not Avery’s mother and the writers should change this song. I cannot sing along. No matter how rotten Ava is, Sonny is a hundred times worse…..and Carly is no babe in the woods. This ‘thing’ would not hold any water in real life, writers are toting a bucket full of holes…….Ava would have custody outside of soapland. It just makes no sense. I grit my teeth in frustration every time I see Sonny. I can tolerate Carly ouside of Sonny’s space, on her own, or with other characters…..… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

I agree…Why???
I don’t like her character. She’s a crook that keeps getting away! When is she ever going to pay?

Celia
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Celia

I disagree, kay ( very unusual for me, as typically, I always agree with you, LOL)…. this is not about how evil the character is, or how much we like or do not like her….not about our feelings, emotions etc. It is about how profoundly a protagonist engages us. Maura plays the villainess with a heart ( when she wants to) to the hilt. A perfect reincarnation of Lana Turner in “The postman Always Rings Twice”—old world acting, not the mealy-adaptation with Jessica Lange. I can’t stand Carly, but, goodnes me, Laura is an AMAZING actress—yet, she will never hold… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…Since we are wont to carp about Carly, I must this once praise her character for the past week’s scenes with Joss…the topic regarding suitable apparel for not just girls of her daughter’s age, but all women, as well, was absolutely spot-on! It’s about time that this highly-personal choice made by each and every female enters the #MeToo conversation…exactly what one deigns to wear and the particular message it sends is something which we’ve discussed here on numerous occasions. Simply put, when one dons revealing garb, then it will most certainly provoke a certain response from the opposite sex, and… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi, Kay. Well, she kinda paid. Burns all over her body. Excruciating pain. Humiliation. Lost her daughter to Sonny and worse…Carly! Is wracked with guilt over her part in Morgan’s death. Dealing with her own aging as she competes with the beauty and youth of the daughter she loves but envies. Ava can never pay completely…nor can Sonny or any murderer. But, Ava, has paid more than many of the less than scrupulous characters in Port Charles. She’ll have to learn to live with her guilt, her inner torment…which will probably be relieved when/if Morgan resurfaces. Doesn’t take away the… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Celia I think you are confusing me with just Kay that’s ok a lot of my posts did not get posted just as well hope you had great holidays not watching much these days any of them bored out of my mind. Concerning MW a good actress but like Stafford never truly developed that you cared about them you have to care even if they are a rotten egg you have to find a reason to want to care about them. Best to you !

Celia
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Celia

Ava did pay the piper….let’s concentrate on Sonny and Julian who were in jail for two minutes.
But, not liking the charscter is a completely different story; and, I can understand that. We like who we like.
However, liking or not, one cannot deny beautiful Maura, lady that she is, her sky-high talent….and heart !!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

She may be talented but garners no sympathy from the viewer whereas the standalone episode on Days centered around a very sympathetic character who felt guilty for shooting someone unarmed and was suicidal. It was an affecting and gut-wrenching episode with a vulnerable performance by the young actor.

David
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David

They are just copying what Days did. But it will be so inferior.

Satan
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Satan

If there was ever an episode that demanded a ridiculous ABC News interruption, this would be it.

Ava does not, under any circumstances, deserve her own “very special episode”. God, what’s next? Special episodes for Frodd, Nina, and the Twit??

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I hear you!

Shay
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Shay

Don’t give the writers any more ideas, Satan! I hold no animus for Maura West, but her utterly dastardly character of Ava certainly does not deserve to be celebrated! However, a “standalone “ episode could most definitely be dedicated to her many victims who suffered at her hands since she first strutted into Port Charles!!!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

My feelings exactly. If you don’t mind a twofer,, I also liked Rebecca’s comments, but I must say, it was the first time I wouldn’t have minded an interruption from the POTUS. I did love Carly Snieder, ( sorry about spelling) but Ava Jerome, not as much.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shaybelle, Yes, I agree with you….Carly is acting as the typical mother who micro manages her daughter’s wardrobe and “actions”. I have always maintained what a seasoned, great actress Laura is….her acting is outstanding….love her scenes sans Sonny….she adopts a different persona when in his presence…he’s an anchor around my neck, and Carly’s? LOL. I did chuckle when Carly had Joss ‘model’ that paisley number. Oh, WOW….she’s all of fourteen!!!! Poor kid. Straight out of granny’s trunk!! Yet, I understand how protective a mother can be….I think we women can all identify. Now, amica cara, I am reading so… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I think some of us are missing the point….forgive me, if I am being too audacious. I mean well…in no way would I affront anyone…. I think Ava is the perfect candidate to show the evils of a human being….the flaws….the egotistical behavior, without sound justification….she is the sinner of the worst sins. It will probably show that even those who crawl on their bellies…even the unreedemable, may be redeemed. That is not to say I do not share all of everyone’s disdain and bitter taste in the mouth over the accolades of a most soulless character. However, for some… Read more »

Ashland22Cripton
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Ashland22Cripton

I agree. I also think that it is interesting with how Julian owns that diner now, just like Sonny owns that coffee shop of his….

Shay
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Shay

No affront taken, CeeCee!!! I know that you adore Maura’s acting abilities, so an hour -long showcase of her talents as Ava may be more appealing to you than others…I simply don’t see the justification for emphasizing a character who isn’t woven into the longtime fabric of GH…it was one thing with Luke and Tracy, and I could also see it for Laura, Anna…and even, God forbid, Sonny, as they’ve all been around Port Charles on-and-off for decades, and participated in some of its most iconic storylines. But Ava is a newbie who has too often been given pride of… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Ashland….Well, Port Charles can never have enough “legitimate businesses,” now, can it???? (Rhetorical question….Lol.)

JMER
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JMER

Sorry but they do this redemption routine with so many characters (Valentin, Sonny, etc) and they keep on doing the same dastardly things. It’s just their modus operandi. As for Griffin, if they really cared about the Devane-Lavery-Scorpios, they wouldn’t pair Griffin with Ava at all. They’ve given very little POV to the Devane-Lavery-Scorpios and the large share of it to the Jeromes, who we all know is an evil family and nemesis of the Laverys-Scorpios. This is part of their plan to keep well loved, legacy families down and give the airtime to the unrootable Corinthoses, Jeromes, Cassadines, etc,… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, as usual, your thoughtful post has me thinking & reconsidering. I was ambivalent to this, as I’m a lifelong fan of great acting and Maura “Best” can certainly handle a solo episode. But I have trouble believing (as Shay does) Ava can change. And I find Griffin’s furrowed brow/puppy dog performances with her laughable. Talk about writing a good potential character–and gorgeous actor–into a corner! But Ava is obviously here for a while, so I’m gonna go with you on this. Let’s see where Ava’s heading. As far as everyone hating Julian, I’m beyond arguing as William DeVry is… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Ashland.
Hey, Ashland,
Very good point you make there, Ashland. Sonny’s outward, legitimate ‘business’ is a cover, indubitably!!!
So far, Julian has been a “good boy”…..but, will it continue?????? Will his diner prove to be a cover, as well, in the near future??????

Celia
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Celia

@Soaphound. Hello, my friend. I do understand how hard it is to like someone as dedpicable as Ava has been….the worst. I, also, must confess how enraptured I am of Maura’s acting. I have known no better thespian who can be so multi-faceted….who can act worse than Saccubus, then confound the viewer by delivering such impassioned scenes to make the heart bleed… to feel pity, albeit within the dark recesses of the mind we know how despicable she can be. But, she loves, loves passionately… She’s an enigma, and I think this was the purpose…..will she be redeemed? I will… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@JMER.
Hey, JMER,
You’re right,
The PTB do play this redeeming tune a lot…..and, as you say, the baddies keep stepping into that sinful caca.
I have not seen Valentin do anything to hurt anyone since his shooting of Nikolas, which I still believe he and Valentin concocted the whole thing. Nikolas is alive. Please remind me if I missed anything where Valentin stepped out, again.
Also, Ava is trying, as is Julian.
The only one who can’t seem to climb that mountain is, Sonny. I can see it—his heart belongs to THE Jason and the life of a mascalzone.

Celia
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Celia

@K/kay.
Hey, K/kay,
Thank you for your explanation. I am so sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations……many are afflicted with this debilitating disease, mentally and physically….the families taking care of these poor souls are both heroes and victims, as well….it affects them in a very painful way.
Kudos to Y&R for bringing this sensitive disease to the fore…..nothing to laugh about. ….TPTB have been dealing with Dina’s illness splendidly, without exploitation …..

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello there, Friend! I am replying to you here, as no reply button in your reply to me… I like the way you call out the GH writers for trying to inject religion into Sonny. It is truly disdainful and an affront to decency. As I’ve felt all along, this whole Sonny situation had its genesis with HBO’s “The Sopranos” being such a huge success. GH wanted to capitalize on that premise, but they went overboard to the point of absurdity. Further, I think that the writers are also borrowing from “The Godfather” movie series, with mobsters dutifully attending church,… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Celia! In your comment to me elsewhere regarding Italians, I certainly understand that you were not being disrespectful. Have a good day!

I have some calls to make to ABC/GH over this ridiculous Genie Francis decision…

Harry
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Harry

Thank you, Satan (Now that sounds weird!).
I quite agree. There are so many veteran characters like Mac and Felicia and they devote an entire episode to one fairly new character?

Celia
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Celia

I agree, Harry….and I respect what you say and the characters you mention. But, are they bad? Are they as mystifying? I don’t mean to come off as some savante of all things psycho-analytic, by any means. I just feel that other than flat-minded Sonny ( or perhaps Julian), who could represent a more ‘twisted’ mind, other than Ava?
Oh, wait….of course, Faison….can’t get more demented than that. LOL.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

With you, Harry!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

@Sat…you do realize who you just beseeched, yes? You’re slipping… I’d LOVE it if “Frodd” (okay, even though I love Franco your “Frodd” cracks me up!) had an entire episode. Would be fun to see the inner workings of his mind and the demons (no offense) that torment him. As for Ava, I think Maura is a good enough actress to hold our attention…as well as the stories that involved her that will no doubt play a part in the episode. Could be good. As for Ava being a relatively new character as my friend Harry lamented…it doesn’t matter (to… Read more »

JMER
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JMER

As a legacy GH fan who’s no longer watching, it confirms that I’ve made the right decision. Standalone eps should be for core families and rootable characters who the audience cherishes like Anna, Felicia, Monica, and Maxie.

Varni needs to go watch Days and the JJ suicide ep to get some clue.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’ll second the motion!

DLO
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DLO

Nicolas Cassidine

soapgal
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soapgal

Huh!!! why does this character even get an stand alone eppy of her own , she has no history on GH , she is merely close to a 5 yr mark on GH & she gets something the other longtime characters don’t , have no idea why NV or anyone would come up with this so called brilliant idea , however their is an upside to all of this , viewers are given the profound opportunity to skip January 17th eppy of Gh , thank so much to ABC/GH.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Couldn’t have said it better!

Fanny
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Fanny

Maura West is such an accomplished actress. Suffice it to say given any
Scenario / Script she can deliver brilliantly!! Thinking back on all the
grievances and heinously evil acts, Ava has committed on several
Port Charles residents… Yet..I still feel empathy and expect her to
rise and conquer another day.

Patrick
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Patrick

I will never get passed the fact that she can’t have “shared” custody of Avery

I will never get passed how Sonny and Carly LORD over her.. Ava.

I will never get over how GH props the Corinthos.

this show is so simpleton… so easily let … for Sonny and Carly

this show has a huge canvas cast on which to draw portrait and script.

where are they

wasteland stench I know that

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I will second that, Patrick! Every last word! Bonus points for the word “stench!”

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Haha…agree, Patrick! I can’t bare Carly’s smug face and her territorial attitude over Avery. It’s Ava’s daughter…not hers!!!! Can you even imagine if Ava was raising Carly’s daughter!!!??? This ongoing “arrangement” is just as infuriating as everything that Carly got away with regarding AJ. Tormenting him, taking his child, poisoning Michael against him…and she STILL gets away with it. I’ve said it over and over but if there’s one character on GH I want to receive payback it’s Carly. She really needs to be taken down. Jamesj75…hope you read this. Thank you for your second reply on the other page.… Read more »

Ppage
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Ppage

Agree with everything you said.

Celia
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Celia

You go, my beautiful lady. Fanny…..You got it !!! You see it !! Exactly my feelings. Maura’s brilliance as an actress, is blinding…yet, we cannot turn away from that light !!

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Hi, Shay,
As usual, your eloquent writing, thoughts, perspective, bring me to my kneees….
Great pieve of work, if I may…literary writing…
I think this subject, as we can see, is open to opinion and intelligent discussion.
I love how everyone has offered his/her opinion politely and accordingly…kudos to us!!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Celia,Sweet CcCee your the best!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

And yet Genie Francis who started. On this show at age 14 is treated like a day player special place for you FV not that you will like it

Celia
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Celia

@K/kay.
Hi kay,
I love Genie/Laura….I wish she were on more often. And, I love Kevin…..together, they are invaluable, as far as what a normal couple looks like.
Plus, their interaction is priceless.
But, I think this is about a true, hardened sinner who has some reckoning to do with herself and her Maker.
Also, I heard way back, that Genie is not always available. Did I hear wrongly?

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, my lady, Fanny!!

Isabella M
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Isabella M

I think she is definitely going to see MORGAN!

Patrick
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Patrick

I just hope that … IF THE WRITERS ARE SMART … they give Griffin the let.. and he’s man enough TO MOVE ON

his father is dead

his father is dead

how much longer are we to strangle over

his being made a priest plus a doctor.. and Sonny personal advocator . PUKE

act like a man griffin.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, yeah, Patrick. I am sick of Griffin’s pity party. Move on is right….away from Ava….not man enough.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You are so right on this. Poor Matt Cohen’s countenance has a “poor, furrowed brow” frown permanently stamped on that beautiful face. To Griffin, Julian is permanently damned but Sonny is “a friend”? Oy vey.

Celia
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Celia

@Soaphound.
Soaphound and Patrick….hey guys,
Why is Sonny sooo venerated? He’s teacher’s pet, thst’s why…..uhmmm, I mean TPTB’ pet.
Poor Griffin is right…stuck in the middle making him look like a mindless, defrocked priest….one who can see Julian’s sins but not Sonny’s????? How does that work????

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

I’m wondering if GH was able to convince Bryan Craig to come back for this episode because Ava and Morgan have history.So it makes sense that while under anesthesia Ava might think of Morgan.

Kay
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Kay

I hope Morgan haunts her while she’s under.

Shay
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Shay

And AJ, too!!!!!

Celia
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Celia

Who will haunt Morgan?….not so innocent…He inherited the worst parts of his genitors. If he is dead, he is with Satan….if he is alive? He is paying for his sins ( what he did to Michael and Kiki) somewhere worse than hell.

watsontml
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watsontml

Connie

Tim S.
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Tim S.

I enjoy your acting so much.. Looking forward to it!

patty V
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patty V

I admire Maura West. I don’t understand why the January 17,episode will be only about her. just saying please don’t bore the viewers.

Griffin
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Griffin

Maura West is one of the most talented actresses today and will give 110% to this episode. She never disappoints and I for one can wait to see the episode.

Christine
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Christine

I think a stand alone episode is a great way for GH to further engage viewers. Maura is such an outstanding talent so no doubt she can carry this. Interesting, too to see who will show up.

downtownla
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downtownla

Please have AJ appear. Could be Sean Kanan or Billy Warlock. Just have to figure out how to get AJ back on the canvas.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m with ya!

Jimh
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Jimh

Connie…maybe AJ….They should do a story that Olivia Jerome somehow used mind control on Ava without her knowledge and had her kill Connie and switch Morgan’s drugs…i like the character…used to watch her play Carly on ATWs…byt they need to redeem her and that would be a way to do it even if it sounds a little unbelievable but then again this is GH-lol

Jimh
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Jimh

meant to say actress not character but Ava is ok too..just wish they didnt have her be a cold killer and get away with it..

k/kay
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k/kay

What has Sonny and Jason got away with?????

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m with you! Seconds re Julian.

Denise
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Denise

I don’t much care to see an exclusive episode featuring only Ava.

Tom
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Tom

Connie Falconeri should come back. She was an unarmed woman and Ava shot her in cold blood. And how about the Nu-Kiki having the confrontation with Ava from 11-18-14. Maybe Delia can make an appearance by visiting the hospital waiting room; played by Ilene Kristen of course.

k/kay
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k/kay

Yes but Sonny shot AJ no problem right still fans kissing the ring of the cue card reader

Satan
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Satan

Sonny “shot” AJ when he picked up Ava’s cheap $1.98 Wal Mart Special gun, which was already loaded with a bullet in the chamber and the trigger pulled, when it jammed up on Ava before Sonny even entered the room. So as far as I’m concerned Ava killed AJ too…. assuming somebody else didn’t off him in the hospital, since he seemed to be surviving the gunshot wound at first. And if somebody shot something into his IV at the hospital… that would have most likely been Ava too, for that matter. Because AJ heard her to confess to Connie’s… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Ms. West deserves this special episode! Her acting is incomparable, and her character is always compelling! We HAVE to see Bryan Craig as Morgan!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

You bet she does. It’s always awesome to watch her carry any scene she’s in but to get to see her for a whole episode is so exciting. We’re lucky we still have Maura on daytime!!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks, James! “Lucky” is the word!

Celia
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Celia

She’s a treasure, James R. Unfortunately, those of us who appreciate this wondrous actress, see her through rose-colored glasses, but everyone is entitled to his/her opinion…. I wish we could all look past the character’s misdeeds and look at the exemplar acting….I repeat: there’s no one on Daytime who can hold a candle to her….and, if I may be so brazen; on Prime Time. Some do not like her, therefore, let’s throw her to the wolves? I don’t care if her feet are not cemented into PC’s “hallowed” ground, as a vet……she is the only one who could pull it… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

No we don’t, James.
I hated that petulant, whiny little brat and I hope Morgan stays dead….so there!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

“So there?!?!” Um, okay… 🙂

Harry
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Harry

Sorry, James. I was kidding with the so there. I was making fun of myself. I tend to do that before others beat me to it.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey Harry! Thanks for your reply! I also used a smiley face, so that you would know I wasn’t offended at all. We all have our favorites and nonfavorites. That is for sure. Take care!

Annie
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Annie

Glad to know in advance, I won’t waste an hour!!! SOOOOOOO tired of ava❗️

knotsamc
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knotsamc

I hope Delia pops up!!

Acangie
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Acangie

I can’t stand Ava. She and her punk brother gets away with everything and don’t have to pay for anything. Mob world? I don’t think so. I don’t know what the writers are doing; the storylines focus TOO MUCH on Ava and Sam. Can’t stand either one of them. Please put Jason with Liz finally.

Shay
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Shay

“Punk Brother!” Great call, Acangie!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

@Acangie,, yes, especially how often Julian loves to say he was exonerated. Hopefully, some day he will have a typo in his script reading exterminated!

Harry
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Harry

I say no to “All About Ava”. Maura West is good, but she’s not that good–no one is. Soap operas are supposed to be built on an ensemble cast. I have no interest in watching an entire episode of Ava engaging in supreme naval gazing. I wouldn’t mind the storyline as long as it was juggled with other storylines but have no interest in watching one show dedicated to one actress playing one character. Susan Lucci would always demurred when fans told her she as Erica Kane made All My Children. She asserted that AMC depends on a talented ensemble… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

“All About Ava”…..Wonderful wordplay there, Harry!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

It probably won’t be just “Ava.” If she’s under anesthesia we’ll probably see all the horrible things she’s done to the other characters who will be in the hour (give or take 550 commercials).

Drew and Franco should have their own hour too. Great way to tell their stories.

I, for one, am looking forward to the echos of Ava’s mind….

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey there, Rebecca. And, yes, I just read your comment addressed to me on this page, above. Thanks for alerting me to the nonposted comments. And thank you also for your very kind words…

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

So glad! It’s like a jigsaw puzzle here sometimes…trying to find the right puzzle piece to fit a reply when it won’t fit (or post) somewhere else!

:/

vinman
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vinman

I am guessing Connie Falconeri….Morgan Corinthos and Delia Ryan.

Tamara Henley
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Tamara Henley

I hope Morgan Corinthod pop up

Patti Conger
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Patti Conger

Thanks for DVRs and fast forwarding. She may be a good actress but her character lacks so much. But writers are responsible for that. Still not interested.

A
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A

Sorry but don’t like Ava. Such an annoying character. There are much more deserving actors on the show! How much is she (& her brother) going to get away with? Send them off to jail already and introduce some new characters.

su0000
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su0000

It is not all about Ava,,
she is the driver but the car fills up with ”’ characters from the show’s past . Anything and anybody can show up in this special episode”’

I am looking forward to seeing which past characters will show up, could be fun..

(( I hope Carlos will pop in ))

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree with you here, su0000. And, it’s just one episode; some people are acting like it’s Ava month! :/

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, SuzieQ….and thank goodness for people, such as yourself, who look at ‘things’ with an open mind. You GET IT, my friend!!

Chynchap
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Chynchap

Main ones to show up should be, Connie of course , Morgan definitely, and the one and only Carlos. Can’t wait to watch.

Bernadette Williams
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Bernadette Williams

I have been a fan of hers since she first appeared on As The World Turns. She is an amazing actress. I am so glad that she joined GH.

JK
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JK

MAURA WEST IS ONE OF THE BEST!!!!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS HOUR!

Jlsm
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Jlsm

This would be an opportunity to bring back Morgan or Nicholas, for a day.

Ellen
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Ellen

Well, may be better than the boring Sam, Jason, Drew storyline! I think the writers need to come up with something less boring..I could not watch for a week, time back in and there you see Sam and Drew, same black leather jackets, staring at each other! Come on writers, do these people ever work! At least Ava keeps the storyline interesting. To designate a whole episode, not so much.

Joanne Cecere
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Joanne Cecere

I love GH…and I like Maura, but I’m not crazy about this epi….we shall see

Dixie
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Dixie

Victor Jerome – lollll – now THAT would be a HOOT!!!

Steve
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Steve

Jack Axelrod is almost 88 and still is acting. As Victor never met Ava, that would be a very interesting scene.

robbie
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robbie

Would love to see Connie haunt Ava, miss KS so much!

Carole
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Carole

Her talent is great first saw her in high school acting with my son Tommy Burke we love ya mura keep up the good work.

Rosie Gomez
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Rosie Gomez

I think it will be Morgan

Rosie Gomez
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Rosie Gomez

Maybe Morgan or Connie the two people she killed!

cooks7570
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cooks7570

Liv killed Morgan, Not Ava.

Satan
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Satan

Liv made the bomb. Ava put him in the car by messing up his medication. So they both did it. Though I guess you could call it a Jerome trifecta because Julian the idiot didn’t lock his car.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Ava’s been wracked with guilt over Morgan’s death. And while Liv blew up the car, Morgan would never have been in the car if he hadn’t been in a-out-fof control spiral due to Ava’s switching his meds. So, yes, Ava was the catalyst, though unintentionally, that set the event in motion that led to Morgan’s death.

KAthy
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KAthy

I’m shocked at how negative people are on here. You asked one question. W
ho do you think will show up. Yikes people are mean. It’s pretend. Morgan and Nicholas would be nice.

Debra m
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Debra m

Agree. Why such negativity? Evreryone is entitled to their own opinions but I for one are just happy GH is still on and Maura is an amazing actress. At least it is a little break from the Jason/Drew story.

Celia
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Celia

Right? Go Debra!!

Manymoods76
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Manymoods76

I am not much of an Ava fan. She has committed murder.Stole her daughter’s boyfriend. Not once, but twice. Was very instrumental in the death of Morgan and now for 40 minutes or more the show will be all about her? WHY? I guess I will be watching someone else’s show at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 17th.

Kathy
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Kathy

She doesn’t deserve a standalone episode or surgery. How do you think she’s making young people who have scars feel about themselves?? She should have a better attitude about her so-called scar. SELF ESTEEM WRITERS!! This is one of the dumbest and most drawn out story lines. I will be glad when they move on!!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Listen,maura west is a amazing actress and a real life great mom.she has like 4 or 5 kids and has slowley become a solid main part of g.h. its not a big deal..if your a fan of g.h., you will watch like any other day…im sure it will be great just to see what happens….but i do agree what that other person said about sam.i love kelly monaco but she is just played out…imagine 60 min. Of her??who else would be more interesting than ava?? You got it ,no one…so get a snack and sit back and enjoy people…thanks

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

We did get an episode devoted to Sam when she was hallucinating from her illness. And it was well done and a great episode. I think these occasional “trips” thru a character’s mind are fun and a great vehicle to explore what’s going on in the character’s psyche if the story warrants it. Right now, Ava is having an internal moral struggle coupled with her outward insecurity…makes sense that under the knife her guilt/psychological trauma would present itself. I agree, not a big deal. I much enjoyed this episode over Carly lecturing Jocelyn on her clothes for most of the… Read more »

Anom
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Anom

As much as I like the actress…I feel that if those in makeup didn’t slacked on the scars of her burns it couldve been more compelling. This will seem to be a lackluster. She’s already with a hot young stud and you can barely see the little light blemish on her face. She really shouldn’t be hell bent on something so small. In the eyes of the viewers she’s already been healed…so this whole storytelling of her surgery is falling flat before it even hits the screen because GH wasn’t consistent to the extent of get injuries. One moment 75%… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

With all fue respect, Anom, it’s about Ava’s insecurities…the surgery feeds a void in her psyche/how she perceives what’s important in life.
I believe that’s the point of the surgery…very real-life…..I know dozens of women like that—no self-esteem, yet self-serving.
Secondly, I think the idea of being transported into the netherworld under the influence is to have her face her demons for those she hurt. The Day of Reckoning Cometh!!

Celia
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Celia

@Violet Lemm. LOL, Violet….I was, actually, the first to call Carly an Amazon, a couple of years ago, or so……..not because she’s not attractive, because she is, but because next to Sonny, the “picture” is a’tilt—-they look ridiculous together, my words exactly were that she towers over him. Carly and Franco looked great, as a couple—visually speaking. I remember being raked through the coals when I called Carly such a ‘name’. Amazon women ( myths and legends) are known as beautiful, warrior women, who evolved big in stature because it was an all-women environment …..they needed to protect themselves from… Read more »

Aisha Bilal
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Aisha Bilal

I really truly believe that Morgan is going to come back and everybody is going to be in shock I don’t think that he died I think that he has anesia and was a good swimmer and when the bomb went off he lost his memory or he was captured and he’s going to be freed he’s going to come back to Port Charles that is my belief and when Ava wakes up she’s going to see Morgan in front of her bedside

Beatricr
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Beatricr

I think it would be great and all these crybabies that displays negatively are not true GH fans.

Satan
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Satan

There isn’t a single character created after February 2012 who has ANY BUSINESS with their own episode, and any “true fan” would know that.

I might allow an exception for Drew – only because his story actually HAS real impact on core GH characters, most of whom have been around at least 20 years (even if he’s new himself)

Celia
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Celia

Satan, I am a true fan of Maura West!! You cannot read anyone’s mind or discern his/her feelings, Satan, with all due respect. That is not a fair statement. I started watching GH in May/June of 2014. Does that make me a non-fan? That’s your opinion. Recording this soap, looking forward to watching it, sometimes with excitement for the next episode, makes me a true fan. You cannot make such blatantly general statements. Maura West is a great contributress to this show….she deserves recognition. And, we are transported into her world which represents so many other characters on this show.… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

C’mon, Sat? Really? That’s just silly. Whomever watches ANY show and does so with anticipation, loyalty and enjoyent is a fan. “True” fan? Them thar’s just semantics. Just because the writers are focusing an episode on a character who hasn’t been with the show since its inception doesn’t make it less compelling. Not everyone watching has been watching for decades and there’s no need. And no obligation. You just jump on the bandwagon if you’re so inclined and you continue from there. Why would the writers…why SHOULD the writers only concentrate or have an episode based on a character from… Read more »

Beatricr
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Beatricr

I think it would be great and if anyone disagree they a are not true GH fans give credit where credit is due .

Alan
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Alan

Since this is GH, I’m curious who the “All About Ava” episode will be about — Sonny or Jason…?

Celia
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Celia

LOL…good one, Alan.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

LOL!

Peppar Furrachi
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Peppar Furrachi

Wow! Such brillant idea. She’s a fantastic actress. I have follow her since, since she protray Carly on (As the World Turns) you writers hit the mark for 2018!!!!! Fans must realize it’s ONLY ACTING my friends.

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THIS WEEK On GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Aftermath of the Explosion

General Hospital fans are eagerly awaiting Monday’s episode after the stunning Friday cliffhanger which had an unknowing Julian (William deVry) detonating the bomb he placed inside the Floating Rib on orders from Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

In the newly released ABC promo for the week, they ask as does Carly, “Who Died Tonight?”

Fans then watch a series of images of Port Charles citizens outside where the bomb exploded but who were not inside at the time it went off.  Those include: Dante, Laura, Sonny, Carly and Julian.

Watch the explosive promo below.

Then weigh-in .. will there be any casualties? disappearances? Share your theories via the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julian’s Life Implodes As Bomb Explodes

Friday’s episode of General Hospital left viewers with an explosive ending, literally, that left fans on the edge of their seats of just what will be the ramifications for those inside and outside the Floating Rib, and on the docks of Port Charles.

At the epicenter of the story is William deVry (Julian Jerome), who delivered a top-notch and emotional heart-tugging performance within the hour installment of the ABC daytime drama series.

As it went down, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) wants Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) dead and has Julian doing his bidding; that includes Julian walking around with a bomb in a backpack. Renault meets Julian on the pier, and Julian lets the drug lord know that he will not target a restaurant full of people, since Jason is currently at the Floating Rib, playing pool with his son.  Cyrus tells Julian not to worry that the bomb will not be an issue until Jason is alone. He then hands Julian a burner phone to call him when the job is done.

As the two are talking, a drunken Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) stumbles upon the conversation, and that sets up what would have very well been the final scenes of the former couple known as “Julexis”.  When Alexis and Julian begin to talk, Julian shows his concern for her drinking, which she does not want to hear about.  Then in a key moment, Julian apologizes to Alexis for all the pain he has caused her.  It was in this line of dialogue, “Alexis, you have been such a positive light in my dark life” that viewers and possibly Alexis, felt the weight of what Julian was trying to convey, as he feared his life could be coming to an end, or feeling racked with guilt for the things he finds himself unable to extricate himself from.  Alexis wonders why he sounds like he’s saying goodbye to her.

Later, Julian shows up with the bomb at the Floating Rib as he flips through his phone and pictures of his children and loved ones knowing he must do what Renault has ordered to keep everyone safe.  He leaves the backpack with the bomb in it under a table.

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At the Floating Rib, we have a major set up that could also lead to dire consequences.  Lulu (Emme Rylan) has summoned Dustin (Mark Lawson) to meet her at the bar to discuss the status of their relationship, now that Dante (Dominic Zamprigna) is back in town.  Dustin pulls out a ring and gets down on one knee to propose, just as Dante is outside the bar coming to talk to Lulu.

Meanwhile, Dev (Ashton Arbab) discovers the backpack and goes to tell the bartender about it.  In addition, Jason, Danny, Cameron (William Burton), and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco (Roger Howarth) are also there.

At  the end of the episode, Julian is back on the docks and pulls out the burner phone Cyrus gave him.  Julian says, “You better pick up”, but unknowingly when he hits Cyrus’ number, he sets off the bomb to explode in the bar.  Fade to black.

So, what will be the upshot of the bomb explosion?  Will Julian, in the midst of the turmoil, make it look like he perished in the explosion to facilitate William deVry’s exit?  Will something happen to Lulu, since we know Emme Rylan has exited the show as well?  Will everyone be saved?  Share your thoughts and theories and what you thought of Will’s performance via the comment section below.

 

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Jane Elliot Makes Another Return to General Hospital

Tracy Quartermaine is coming home for the holidays when Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Jane Elliot reprises her signature role on General Hospital.

According to the very latest Soap Opera Digest, look for Monica (Leslie Charleson) to summon Tracy back to Port Charles to deal with the trouble Tracy’s son, Ned (Wally Kurth) is finding himself in.

How will Tracy’s return effect what’s been going down with ELQ?  Stay tuned.

Elliot, was last seen on the show in 2019 during holiday time, after she had exited the series for her retirement back in 2017.  Jane began portraying the one and only Tracy back in 1978

During her last visit, Jane also participated in the GH version of A Christmas Carol, which was one of GH’s Emmy-nominated drama episodes in the running for the Outstanding Drama Series prize this past June.

So, excited to see Jane back on your screens very shortly? Comment below.

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