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GH’s Wally Kurth and Lisa LoCicero Talk Ned’s Return and Clearing his Name, Filming the Under Water Rescue, And What Comes Next with ELQ

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In the last few episodes of General Hospital, viewers have witnessed the return of Ned (Ashton) Quartermaine (Wally Kurth), after Ned suffered from a form of amnesia and took on the persona of his former rock star self, Eddie Maine.

The moment that precipitated Ned’s return had “Eddie” jumping into the water, believing if he did, it would help him finish the song and find the ‘siren’ within it.  However, things went awry when “Eddie’s” leg got tangled in the netting. Leave it to Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) to be Johnny-on-the-spot and dive into the water and save her husband.

Once the two were back on land, Ned returned and he and Olivia had a memorable reunion. Next, they headed to the bedroom and then Ned was headed to the boardroom freshly-shaved and in a suit  – a far cry from “Eddie.” In addition, Ned recalled that right before he fell in the pool at the Metro Court, he overheard that Nina (Cynthia Watros) was the person who pointed the finger at Carly (Laura Wright) and Drew (Cameron Mathison) with the SEC, while everyone was believing Ned was the culprit. Olivia has convinced Ned to table coming forward and rocking Sonny’s (Maurice Be new marriage to Nina. But, in the end will Ned set the record straight?

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On Monday, Wally Kurth and Lisa LoCicero participated in a livestream chat on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, where they talked about the water rescue scenes, their enduring on-screen relationship, teased what’s to come now that Ned is back and more.  Here are some of the key excerpts from the discussion.

Wally revealed if there was pressure for him to get the big moment right when “Eddie” becomes Ned.  He shared: “My biggest fear was landing this amnesia storyline. And after watching it back, and being in the water and all of that, I feel like we landed it. You know, it was really sweet and magical. I think we succeeded. So, I’m happy about how it turned out. You know on the soaps it’s onward and upward. You just keep moving, and so now I’m back in the suit and tie and back to being Ned. I’ll always miss Eddie. Eddie’s probably the most like Wally than anybody.”


Lisa gave her thoughts on playing the story where Olivia was trying to deal with this “Eddie version” of her husband: “I keep saying it was so much fun to watch Wally and how he was enjoying this and to play a different dynamic with a different person. Sometimes there is a little bit of hand-wringing that goes a long way sometimes. And you have to add different levels of worry as the story progresses, If you don’t have any drama on a soap opera, you don’t have a story. So you gotta be, like a shark. Not to keep up the sea analogy. You gotta keep swimming forward. I love just having drama to play and watching Wally playing a different character was really delightful. I enjoyed all of it.”

Making sure the dialog was on point, while filming the underwater scenes, was something Kurth wanted to make sure he delivered properly for the sake of the storyline, sharing, ” I don’t normally like to demand a second or a third take, but I was like, I got to get this right. I kept screwing up the words and I knew that the way it was written with using the song. It was very clear and very specific. With all the emotion that I was feeling, I had a hard time just uploading that dialogue. I wanted to make sure we got it right. I feel like we did when I watched it back. I felt like it made emotional sense, which is what was most important … but, I also needed to say those words.”

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In categorizing what actually happened to Ned to turn into “Eddie” in the first place, Wally weighed-in: “I would say it was PTSD and in sort of a hypnotic state. He definitely flipped. He just chose to go into a place that’s a happy place instead of the place that he was at.  I think with all the stuff that was happening at ELQ, and I think he just kind of went off and went, ‘Well, this is a lot better place. I like it. I like it better here than my real life.’ That’s how I kind of looked at it, you know? Almost like a midlife crisis.”

Knowing she may get some flack from fans for Olivia telling Ned not to rock the boat for Sonny and Nina, when Ned was blamed for turning Drew and Carly into the SEC, when it was Nina who did the deed, LoCicero clarified, “Carly’s happy, she’s getting along with Nina, and she doesn’t want Sonny to get his heart broken. Let’s make that very clear.”

As to what Ned might do with the intel against Nina, “He might use that information for his own good over at the corporate headquarters. I mean, he did just come back from thinking he was Eddie Maine, the rock star for the last six or seven months. So when it comes to defending his reputation it isn’t high on his list right now.” Wally added, “Ned is Tracy’s son and he is Lord Ashton’s son who was a grifter. I’m glad they’re finally giving me some stuff where Ned is capable of not thinking twice to blackmail somebody or to do something duplicitous. I like it when I’m doing something that’s a little more mischievous. I think that’s who Ned is.”

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The storyline gave Lisa and Rena Sofer (Lois) a chance to work together again. However, does Lisa see Olivia being worried when it comes to Lois, and her ex-Ned? LoCicero expressed, “Tracy keeps trying to tell her to be, but Olivia of her own volition, she’s not. She’s genuinely happy to have her friend back and they love each other. It is true. It’s a weird thing that we have, as hypothetically, best friends, having never discussed it. Like, ‘Oh, right, my best friend, you married my ex-husband’ is a weird thing. So, we are gonna get to a place where that gets dealt with, which it would.  It’s both dramatic and realistic. It’s always nice when something is both dramatic and realistic. They have dramatized it beautifully in some of the scenes that we have not yet shot. It’s so much fun to work with Rena.”

Would there be anything coming down the pike that would break-up Ned and Olivia? Lisa weighed-in, “The only thing that would really drive her away from him would be some sort of emotional betrayal, I would think.”

Watch below Wally and Lisa’s livestream conversation. Then let us know, are you glad Ned is back? Will you miss Eddie Maine? Are you upset with Olivia for convincing Ned, for now, to not turn in Nina? Do you think Ned will pull some machinations to get control of ELQ from Michael and Drew? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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His name was Ned Ashton when I watched GH. When and why did they start calling him Ned Quatermaine?

Plus.. the underwater scene just went on far too long… way too long.

Finn’s upcoming malpractice suit is more realistic and relevant

I don’t remember when, but Ned chose to legally change his last name to remove any association with his father.

It happened during Tracy’s exit story when Jane originally retired (long haired Luke met her in Amsterdam).

Larry Ashton (played by awful recast) was revealed to be behind some sceme that involved a painting of Tracy. After that, Ned disavowed his father and took the Q name (not long before his wedding to Olivia).

When Brook Lynn returned, she changed her name after being in town for a few weeks.

He changed his last name to Quartermaine in 2017 because he didn’t want to be associated with his biological father Lord Larry Ashton, after his father was working with Cesar Faison, Jerry Jacks and other various unsavory GH villains in the “Fluke” (Fake Luke) storyline.

Terrible story from start to finish. Underwater scenes went on too long. Move Olivia and Ned to the backburner. Fans are tired of The Carly favoritism. Stop throwing Nina under the bus for her. She deserves a break and to have a life with Sonny, Willow, Wiley. Her husband. Her daughter. Her grandson.

We had to wait all those months for Eddie to get back to Ned and now you want us to wait longer for Nina’s spiraling downfall? It mught be time to take up jogging, this is getting old.

I like Wally on Days but he isn’t much to be proud of on GH, always trying to best someone and getting the best of someone even if they are family. Don’t know how someone like Olivia could see anything in him.


Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Receives a Haunting Letter About Austin’s Murder

On Thursday’s November 30th episode of General Hospital, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) is on the case of who shot Austin (Roger Howarth) and pays a visit to Ava Jerome (Maura West) at Wyndemere.

Dante asks Ava when was the last time she saw Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt. She asks why and what is going on with Austin? Dante tells her he’s dead, and assumes she must already know, especially given her non-reaction to the news.

Ava tells Dante she was last with Austin two days ago at her gallery. When he questions her if security footage can back that up, that would then give her an alibi. However, Ava explains she left out the back, and that the surveillance camera has not been working. Since the murder happened in Pautauk, Dante tells Ava they will want to question her.


She responds that a lot of people in town knew Austin from Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and on. However, Dante points out that Ava was the only one that was kidnapped by Mason (Nathanyael Grey). Ava says she will have her lawyer ready.

As Dante exits, Ava looks through her unopened mail. She finds a letter addressed to her and it says inside on note paper, “You’re welcome.” But that’s not all, inside the letter is a polaroid of Austin’s dead body.


Also in story, Molly (Kristen Vaganos) has a meltdown when she has to start the finding a surrogate process all over again, and is found crying on a park bench by her sister, Kristina (Kate Mansi). Will this be the conversation where Molly will take up Kristina on her initial offer to carry the child for her and TJ (Tahj Bellow)?


In another key moment, James thinks Cody (Josh Kelly) would make a great big brother, which then gets Felicia (Kristina Wagner) flashing back to when Cody told Mac that it turns out Mac is not his bio-dad. Felicia senses something is not right. Is she finally on to the fact that Cody lied to Mac? Stay tuned.


So, who do you think sent the letter to Ava about killing Austin? Is it Nikolas? Cyrus? Mason? Could it be Ava herself, who doesn’t remember she did the deed, or could it be someone else? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Pays Tribute to Tyler Christopher at End of Episode, ABC Exec Nathan Varni Shares: “You’ll Always Be In Our Hearts”

If you caught the end of the Monday, November 27th Thanksgiving episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama ended the show with a special dedication to Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine), who passed away on October 31st at the age of 50.

With a very touching title card, and a photo of Tyler from his younger days as the dark prince of the Cassadine clan, it read, “In Loving Memory of Tyler Christopher.”

On Tuesday, November 28th, ABC Current Series executive, Nathan Varni, who oversees Grey’s Anatomy, The Conners, Station 19 and General Hospital for the network, shared on X some additional thoughts on Tyler’s contributions to the GH family.

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Varni expressed: “This lovely tribute card was shown at the end of yesterday’s episode of GH In loving memory of Tyler Christopher. Thanks for bringing Nikolas Cassadine to life on our screens, you’ll always be in our hearts. RIP.”

Tyler played the role of GH’s Nikolas from 1996–1999, 2003–2011, and lastly from 2013–2016. He also took on the role of Connor Bishop from 2004–2005. The late actor took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 for his work as Nikolas.

Share your thoughts on GH honoring Tyler at the end of their Thanksgiving episode via the comment section below.

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