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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Is Finn Shooting Up?

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The new week is set to kick off with all new episodes of General Hospital,  and viewers are left pondering, yet again, just what is Dr. Hamilton Finn (Michael  Easton) shooting up?

On last Friday’s episode, Finn’s behavior was quite unusual when he screamed at Tracy (Jane Elliot) to wake up from her urgery that removed the larvae cyst and the infection form her brain.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Munro (Matt Cohen) with an assist from Finn.  When Tracy finally awakes, Finn is for the moment happy, and so too is Tracy who thanks Finn and touches his face.  However, as Finn heads to the elevators at GH, Griffin notices that Finn doesn’t seem to be looking well, and notes to Finn he should get some sleep.  He  has been up for the last 24 hours.   When Finn heads to the doctor’s locker room, he starts to seemingly go into withdrawal looking at himself in the mirror, looking at the bruises and track marks on his arm, and needing a fix of whatever he has been shooting up.   Finn has his paraphenilia in his locker, but as he finally gets to it he is interuppted by Griffin, who notes how off Finn seems to be, but blows it off to a long complicated surgery over Tracy’s case.   Later, a desperate Finn is sitting in the shower shooting up the drug.

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Elsewhere in a touching moment, Tracy tells Monica (Leslie Charleson) she loves her and regrets not saying it before she went into surgery.  Nina (Michelle Stafford) gets upsetting news from Dr. Lee after she has sex with Franco (Roger Howarth) in hopes to become pregnant.  With Franco not wanting any biological children, and Nina’s baby obsession, the cracks are there for this relationship to tank!  Meanwhile, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Anna (Finola Hughes) set things in motion to nab Carlos  (Jeffrey Vincent Parise):  Anna chlorforms Paul (Richard Burgi), Sonny tells Michael (Chad Duell) to look after the family, while Carly (Laura Wright) worries Sonny could end up shot again if he finds Carlos. 

So, while Finn’s behavior is starting to emulate someone on heroin, doesn’t that seem too obvious?  Is he taking an experimental drug for research?  Is something medically wrong with him?  Share your theories in the comment section below!

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Shay
Shay

To quote Duran Duran, “a lizard mixture!”

su0000
su0000

Double, double toil and trouble
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Rose
Rose

Su…Pretty cool. Did you make this up?

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Macbeth. Long believed to be a late add by a hand other than Shakespeare, right?

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

I bet thats your favorite recipe,,,lol,,,i might try it…lol

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Rose, it’s from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Su is quoting from the original soap writer… twins separated at birth, mistaken identities, unhappy marriages and murders galore from Mr. Shakespeare.

Rose
Rose

Thanks all for letting me know where “Su’s spell” comes from. One day I really must take the Shakespeare course I’ve promised myself.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Macbeth: Act VI, Scene I…..enter the witches around their cauldron.
Hey, su. Do you think Finn is a witch?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Su, this is the second time trying to right a wrong; LOL.
It should be ACT IV, not VI.
Thanks, moderators.

Moviegal
Moviegal

That’s what I think as well. I believe that he contracted some kind of illness in the course of his work (he is, after all, an infectious disease specialist), and that some kind of secretion from Roxy is what keeps the illness at bay – hence, a “service lizard.”

CeeCee
CeeCee

Great minds think alike, Moviegal.LOL. That is exactly what I said from the very first scene we saw Finn shoot up. Roxie’s venom is keeping him in check.

Andrea
Andrea

Definitely NOT heroine. He has a weird disease that uses something from that lizard

lili
lili

Then why did he just have Felix help him get into the Closet O Drugapalooza?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol….we’re on the same ‘vein’, Shay. His malady has EVERYTHING to do with his strange ‘bedfella’. Unless I’m totally off the mark. Finn is a really sick, lonely guy. No time for relationships, no matter how much we want him to be paired with anyone.
I also believe his work in this particular medical field became a necessity rather than an interest, as there is no cure. Now, it has become a need for survival? An addiction??
Is Tracy following this path?

Moviegal
Moviegal

That’s a huge syringe he’s using – and I find it interesting that he never fills it, just uses what’s inside. That’s too big of a syringe (IMO) for a junkie. Diabetics usually administer into a muscle (like in the belly or in a thigh) – not directly into the vein. We did get a clue, though, when he was having trouble opening the locker – apparently some sort of partial paralysis affects the hand on that arm.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I did notice that, Moviegal. I actually have never seen such a big syringe, except in hospitals/doctors ( he is one, lol). And, I am not familiar with whatever paraphernalia junkies use, either. But, as yourself, I doubt such a huge syringe would be necessary.
He did have difficulty opening the locker, as you observed; plus, I noticed the beads of sweat on his face, AND the frenetic, ‘irky’ behavior. Is that indicative of being in pain or going through withdrawal or both?
I hope this will come to a head sooner than later. This suspension in mid air dissipates the interest if taken too far.

Shay
Shay

I concur, CeeCeeGirl….This is not the tale of a filthy addict….we have a man with a genuine malady and it would seem his lady-lizard holds the only possibly curative elixir. Finn’s situation is totally gross, just as much as Tracy’s worms on the brain are….their mutual storyline is most definitely not a lunchtime delight!!! It absolutely turns my stomach, but if anyone can make it work, it’s Easton. Having said that, I can only hope he has no time for romance, since the only likely candidate at this point would seem to be the towel-bearing, maneating, one-woman “Welcome Wagon” committee otherwise known as Carly….and as a pair, I simply do not like them.

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

Hamilton Finn is really a lizard…he was turned into a human by those crazy Cassidines during a bizarre experiment to create a superior race…Hamilton who has super human abilities-extra strength and can catch flies with his tongue with lightening-like speed keeps his powers hidden as he is hiding from the Cassidines and also doesnt want anybody to know what he really is…he had escaped from the Cassidines 20 years ago but got a new face and new identity ect but to stay human he needs blood that is a mix of lizard blood and human blood-Tracys blood type is exactly what he needs and has been using her blood-this is why he was so desperate to become her doctor!!!…lol

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

Roxy was his lizard wife he hopes to make human too and will be played by Kris Kardashian-lol

Rose
Rose

Jiml…You out did yourself this time. Did you drink some “kool aid?”

CeeCee
CeeCee

You are on the right path, Jimmy. LOL. I always did maintain Roxie was more than his ‘pet’….in another life.
Thanks, Jimmy……this is the you I know. Love your levity….the hilarious banter between you and 4ever at the Days site ( Abby and Ben) was extraordinarily witty and oh, so enjoyable.

nfnfngrebecca1
nfnfngrebecca1

Jimh…lol…love it! Sort of like The Fly where the scientust turns into a hybrid of man and fly. Or, maybe he’s still Caleb and he’s taking an anti vampire concoction to keep him from turning!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Lol…thst’s from me, rebecca1…name keeps posting with extra letters…

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

PLEASE BE THIS. Can a PASSIONS story line be in the offing?!!! LOL.

su0000
su0000

It’s not herion that needs to be heated in a spoon
The stuff he shoots up is the color of beer or pee..LOL
It’s lizard juice !!
It cures vampirism or feeds a huge worm inside him !

Lisa
Lisa

I think finn is sick I don’t think he want anyone to know that’s why he’s doing what he’s doing…

Molly Gray
Molly Gray

Love that reference!!!!

Shay
Shay

Thank you@Molly Gray! Who’d have thought that such an arcane phrase from “New Moon on Monday” could ever make sense…..especially when applied to a totally different situation three decades after the fact! Perhaps Finn—and Roxy!—–are closet Durannies! LOL….

Harry
Harry

Why can’t they write a decent story for Michael E? Again, they have him coupled with a female lizard.
First there was Nina and now there is Roxy!

Shay
Shay

Oh, thank you, Harry!!!! Once again, we see eye on to eye on that certain character I regard as “LaNinaPhyllina”….and by the way, I meant to tell you that I loved your reference to Sylvia Plath a few weeks back. Believe you me, there are quite a few females of GH that I should love to stash into a “bell jar!”

Theadora
Theadora

Perhaps an experimental drug for some as of yet unknown illness he has. He was recently in Africa so perhaps he caught something there? Hmm.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Exactly, Theodora.

john ferrie
john ferrie

WITH SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE OVERDOSING ON HEROIN.IT IS VERY DISTURBING TO SEE HIM DO THAT!

Rose
Rose

I felt the same on having to be so visual about his shooting up, no matter what it was. It wasn’t really necessary and grossed me out. And it’s not just young people if you follow the news, also adults.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, john. I think once was enough. We got the point. But showing it multiple times is pushing it.

Tammy
Tammy

He’s definitely not an addict imo. I think he may have something & this is his treatment. I think the signs that mimic withdrawal is just whatever illness he has taking over & the meds are needed to feel better.
I wanted him to be a cross between House (w/o the addiction) & Dr Hayward (AMC). Looks like I may have gotten it. But really much better. Great work by Michael Easton.

Walter
Walter

It’s Caleb Morley, shooting up True Blood….

Becca
Becca

First, Michael Easton is playing the hell out of these scenes. Amazing work! I definitely think he is using himself in research. One, because, like Mr Fairman said, heroin is too obvious. Two, what junkie makes notations in a book each time they shoot up?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yup, Becca. jimh did say that he was using himself as the subject of an experiment.
What puts these scenes under a negative light is some of the locations….like a sewer rat. On a bathroom floor; locker-room etc. Where next? Under the subway dark stairwell?
it’s just gross. But, I would think he needs to inject whenever the need calls. This need also seems to be sporadic.
As you just stated, Finn makes notations for each injection, which is a tell-tale sign that he is, indeed, timing each interval. Good catch, Becca.

Ces
Ces

Well, damn, if Finn would stop interrupting him, he wouldn’t’ have to do it on the bathroom floor. Anyone else though maybe Finn would need that shower? hehehe And Carly …. knock!!! And seriously the whole premise of her delivering those cheap a** towels was ridiculous.

Lisa
Lisa

This storyline is very interesting. On the one hand, the size of the syringe and amount of drug he is injecting is way too large to be heroin. On the other hand, if it’s medication, why is it unlabeled and hidden in a leather pouch. Either was, Easton is intriguing and is portraying Finn beautifully. Love this story!

Rose
Rose

I’m thinking Finn, being a bit of a rebel and independent person, was searching the “world’s pharmacy” for an eco-cure and by providence met up with Roxie. And now he’s using himself as a guinea pig. Wonder how Roxie got her name? Speaking of names…remember earlier when some were wondering where Finn’s name originated? It’s also the name of one of the new Star Wars stars…another Disney/ABC “placement” coincidence? Whatever, I like it. Why is he in Port a Charles? Because Monica called him because she remembered him from a med conference? Being a soap there has to be more.

Anacarrie
Anacarrie

Heroin does seem to be a bit obvious so I reserve judgment about whatever it is he’s shooting up. If it is heroin; I guess TPTB are trying to give Michael Easton some meaty material to work with. A quirky life saving doctor with a drug problem is quite different from his other roles. I’ll stay on board for now. I am a fan of Michael Easton’s so I certainly interested in how this character will be developed. I am also glad to see they are holding to their word so far by focusing on his character and not immediately connecting him with a love interest. I like getting to know the character before forming an attachment to a pairing.

Melissa
Melissa

I imagine it has something to do with the reason why Olbrecht was reluctant yo give him hospital privileges. She’s been hinting at knowing something about him. Hope they reveal it soon. Right now Finn is presenting as a bundle of anxieties and eccentricities. While it’s intriguing for now, if we don’t get an explanation soon it’s going to start to get annoying. I think GH has picked up the pace of storytelling in the last few weeks and I hope they continue to do so.

The other thing I am wondering is if Griffin is too good to be true. He’s been presented to us as almost the perfect man in sharp contrast to Finn. Nathan had a little bit of that too until his recent Claudette revelation.

Speaking of pacing, one thing I ask of the writers is that when (and if) Brad and Lucas finally marry, please tell us why Brad was forced to get married to R in the first place and how he extricated himself from the marriage. (It’s been so long since that storyline unfolded I can’t even remember R’s full name. Was it Rosalie?) I know the current writers inherited that story, but I really think they need to give it closure and tell us something — anything — about how it was resolved. Even if we have to go through some terrible exposition to find out!

Rose
Rose

Melissa…Agree on all of your points.

Pamela Jackson
Pamela Jackson

Vampire?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Lol… I suggested above msybe he’s Caleb taking some anti vampire drug!

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

Hamilton Finn is Tracys son???

Grace
Grace

Finn is going to have some odd rare disease and is using the Dragon/Lizzard blood or saliva or something to make some concoction that he needs. I for one am intrigued and looking forward to seeing where this story takes us.

Ces
Ces

I bet he has what Tracy has and those drugs keep him alive. Maybe that’s why he told her family it isn’t over yet.

CeeCee
CeeCee

There we go, Ces, thinking alike, again……Tracy and her ‘worms’ in the brain have had a link for me as soon as I saw Finn injecting himself, and feeling so strongly about what ailed her was a dead give-away.
And, the emphasis/focus on Roxy says much.

Ces
Ces

Heyyy CeeCee – lol!! I think lizard juice may be what keeps Finn alive. The antidote is in the juice and now Tracy will need it. I can’t imagine GH would bring ME back to play a druggie – where would that get them? Hopefully we will see much more of Finn & Tracy together! (not that like, haha!)

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Ces.
Hi, Ces?…whatever that juice is goes straight into Finn.
It looks like Tracy is on the mend. Does that mean Roxy’s ‘bad medicine’ got into her as well?….via Finn’s fat syringe.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Ces.
PS.
Yeah, Ces…why is Finn always interrupted at the most inopportune time? It’s as though TPTB want him to be found out by somebody.

Sharon Howard Cloud
Sharon Howard Cloud

He’s shooting up a “life syrum” . I think he’s a character from the past that has returned to Port Charles. Dr Finn and the past character, with age,could pass for twins. That’s all I’m saying right now.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hmmmm. Good premise. I like it, Sharon.

JoanneG
JoanneG

I’m agreeing with Ces above. I think at some point he may end up having to inject Tracy with the same serum as he is using on himself.

Think Roxy is keeping him in serum for whatever it is that is ailing the good Dr. Finn!

Ces
Ces

yes JoanneG – I think so 🙂 Love Roxie!! And she eats organic … must need it for the serum. lol!! can’t shoot bad thing in your veins after all, right?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Ces. You call it juice; I called it venom extracted from Roxy. I suspected it from the get-go. However, I like your word, ‘juice’ much better than venom. I am assuming Finn has to refine the liquid and sterilize it before injecting it. LOL.
If you recall, Finn knew just from one examination that Tracy’s ‘problem’ showed symptoms in which he was well versed. Thus, the similarities.
I wonder what Griffin has to do with this? He was so emphatic about Tracy not having cancer…..he was almost positive she had been mis-diagnosed. How did he know? He explained something about Mexico, and having seen these symptoms before….brain-matter-eating maggots, contracted by eating fetid food. Does that mean that there is a mysterious link between Finn and Griffin?

Ces
Ces

haha, lizard juice! 😉
Hmm… I think there is a lot more to Griffin then just being Duke’s son so time will tell if he knows more. I hope GH trims some of the dead weight cast so they can develop Finn & Griffin more; two characters I like and two actors I like. I’m all for seeing more Q time too and anytime Jane Elliot has a story, I’m happy.

Carla
Carla

I find the storyline disturbing. I don’t watch soaps to be creeped out.

Timmm
Timmm

Maybe Michael Easton got food poisoning when he and Frank Valenti were at the supermarket together?

Tracy has ALWAYS loved Monica deep down!

Michele FINALLY found herself and her character Nina should dump that loser Freako!

Sonny+Anna=Sanna!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Timmmy. I also suspect that as gruff as Tracy is, she loves Monica. How can anyone co-inhabit together, share the same space without developing loving feelings.
Were the Quartermaines the first family in PC?
Please, Timmm….no, no no…. NO SANNA!! We don’t want Anna defiled by being another notch on Sonny’s sullied belt, do we? Besides, think of Carly.

Timmm
Timmm

Tracy and Monica were mega enemies when Monica’s husband Alan was alive. It was nasty but Alan is gone, they are each getting older and maybe realize that they dont have many left in their lives so, what the hell!

We have mega GH aficionados on this site that may correct me but without googling, the Q’s were and are PC “First Family!” Now I know that when the show started the Hardys kicked off the show and the Baldwins were featured and there was a lady name Amanda Barrington who was very rich BUT to me, the Q’s were THE first rich, loving and back stabbing family on GH.

Cee, Anna was a double agent back in her day. She is not so innocent. Remember more recently her and Robert threw Faison in a hole and left him for dead. Now, Sonny boy is just a thug with dimples BUT the two of them together, well it never happened so I guess I’m enjoying the freshness of it all but I dont see them as a couple. Carly might be to Sonny what Drinki is to Victor on Y&R!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Timmm.
Well, my Timmmy….when you put it that way….love it. Thank you.
So, in other words, Sonny and Carly; ‘Drinki-Nikki and Victor are each other’s addiction? You’re right!!

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGIrl!!!….We are so on the same page when it comes to a possible pairing of Anna and Sonny….DO NOT GO THERE! Our Divine Devane has already suffered too many romantic indignities these past few years….first there was the Robin grief affair with that rickety roué, Luke, that was beyond questionable, then the Duke grief sex with the slimy Sloan (recast) which also made my skin crawl. Other than Robert, the only man to whom I could now even envision our Anna baring her soul—and all else—is the dreamy Griffin. I know that the verdict is still out on his real story, but there already is a chemistry and bond drawing these two together, and I shan’t expect that such a promising possible romance would be ignored for a cheap and tawdry hookup with the Latin Lover (Legend in his own mind….) Sonny. Just say no to that notion! As for the “towel-bearing” Carly, and her recent brushes with the mysterious, “have lizard, will travel,” Finn? I’m just as adamant that they not be joined in any sort of physical relationship….the Corinthi richly deserve each other, and now that they’ve made their “marital bed” for the umpteenth time, they should have to lie in it….together!!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hi, Shay.
The thought of Anna and Sonny falling for each other would cause my stomach to lurch, but, not as much as duplicating the scene in that Equadorian Church, to a scene from a Sicilian, Neopolitan or Calabrian mafia movie. To me, it was more of a satirical flop than anything else.
It was laughable and sad at the same time, given the fact that Italian priests have been massacred so often by ‘La Cosa Nostra’. Meanwhile these souless men attend Mass every Sunday, baptize their children in the Church and ‘follow’ its dictates.
Did you catch the irony, Shay? The ‘Padre’ was used as a patsy in that rustic, hovel of a Church….what gives?
Italy is a world away from the bowels of South America. And, the symbolism did not wash with me. The town of Corleone is in Sicily, not in Equador. Sonny is not Italian. But, he is doggedly represented as one. It would have made a lot more sense if that Church scene had taken place in Sicily, Naples, or Calabria.

Shay
Shay

As for suggesting that Sonny and Carlos should have taken their deadly games to beautiful “Italia” instead? I’m just as glad they didn’t go there….as of late, that blessed nation has been besieged by more than enough underserved trouble, not only due to the famous homegrown criminal element, but by courtesy of foreign invaders, so even if it’s only two less via GH storytelling, then I will consider it to be a small favor to the inspirational land that has contributed so much to mankind in terms of culture, cuisine, fashion, etc.

Shay
Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, Sonny and Carly certainly do deserve each other…they’ve both done despicable, unspeakable deeds and broken their (oft-repeated) marital vows to one another over and over again, and yet, at the end of the day, all roads lead them back to Casa de Corinthos. As for the “Dimpled Don” himself and the constantly mixed messages on his heritage, I think there should a disclaimer crawl that reads “Sonny is not Italian….” every single time he appears in a GH scene to finally clear up that misconception.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….I meant, “should be a disclaimer crawl across the bottom of the screen that reads “Sonny is not Italian…..”

Shay
Shay

@Timmm…..Count me in with CeeCee on nixing a proposed Sonny-Anna tryst! To rephrase your clever portmanteau, let’s just say that it would be utter IN-SANNA-TY!

Timmm
Timmm

Sorry Shay, sorry Cee, SANNA Claus is coming!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, ShayShay,
True, Shay. Because of its vulnerable location; that is, encircled by the Thyrrenean, the Ionian and the Mediterranean, Italy is forced to ‘house’ unwanted visitors….and, invaders. And, lets not forget what is governing to its north….
However, the scenery could have been faked as everything else. Or, continue with the South American theme. Why borrow scenes from what truly happens in many churches dpread throughout the ‘paesetti’ of southern Italy?
I could understand a drug cartel involvement/imbroglio, but Sonny, as he is, does not have the physical, cultural nuances typical of a true member of COSA NOSTRA, which means OUR THING, literally. ITALIAN IS OUR THING. No one else, Shay. Perhaps ‘they’ should have recruited Michael Imperioli as Sonny’s buddy to take care of anything with a semblace of Italian ‘malavita’ for him. That would have worked for me.
So, this is just my feeling….what makes Sonny tick, should be switched-up a bit ….have him take it home another way….Bernard is such a good actor…let him be himself and not a shadow of an Italian bandito. Bad representation because Sonny just does not have the right characteristics. It is not realistic, ….not to me . Later, cara.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Shay. Let’s leave all Sonny’s portmanteaux (probably filled with weapons), for his clothes…ready to exit. I doubt the morpheme words would go right over Sonny’s head.
I am starting to get used to Sonny and Carly. In their own twisted way, they do love each other….even at an impossible cost. And, I adore Laura Wright. I would not like another split just to repeat the same caca. They’d only end up marrying again, anyway. So let’s leave this couple be. YEAH!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Sorry, Shay. I meant to the north-east, as in Eastern Europe.

Shay
Shay

Me thinks not, Timmmbo! Sonny has already had his hand in the knickers of far too many Port Charles females, and Anna—along with Laura—-need to remain off-limits to this Latin Lover with the uncanny knack to impregnate on the first tryst. Maybe instead he and “Rachel Berlin” can give it a spin, eh?????

Timmm
Timmm

In a perfect soap world Sonny would reunite with Lilly and Anna would cuddle back up with our favorite kangaroo, Robert! But either seem to be in the horizon. I would LOVE to know how much Tristan gets paid over at CBS to not appear on GH? Or Y&R? He is never on! Hayden is not Sonny’s type. I like HICK! I get screen burns on my TV when those two make love! By the way Shay, I would cast Don Johnson as Raymond Berlin.

Shay
Shay

Au contraire, Timmbo! I’m one of those who consider the “click boom” moment to be the gift that keeps on giving to Port Charles! No Lilly again….ever! As for Anna being reunited with our favorite Aussie? Oh yes, GH can never have enough Robert Scorpio! In terms of Rachel and Sonny? He has the money, so she’d gladly give the honey…..that’s just how she operates! Don Johnson as Raymond Berlin? Would work for me, but I doubt he’d do daytime….but there are so many debonair males of a certain age who could play the role….jimh mentioned Charles Grant, and I also like Grant Show, and too many others to name now. It really depends upon the age of the guy….is he supposed to be a silver fox of retirement years or younger? I get the impression he is a contemporary of Tracy’s, which means the former.

Andrea
Andrea

At least this character is interesting. He’s definitely NOT shooting heroine. I’m looking for him & Carly to get together

su0000
su0000

ahhh what is in the serigine feeds a huge worm living inside him..

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, su. So, Finn doesn’t want to destroy the worm; he wants to harvest it? Maybe his plan is to inject every patient in hospital with a worm? He will then cure everyone and come out the hero.

Trophy Lady
Trophy Lady

I don’t know! I think he could actually be using heroin, but only because it’s so timely now. You can’t watch the news anymore without hearing about someone using heroin. I think that Michael Easton might’ve been attracted to the character of Finn because it’s totally different than anything we’ve seen him do — including the shooting up aspect.

On the other hand, and the much safer bet, it probably is some kind of drug that he needs in order to keep him alive. He’s trying to cure something he has. I don’t think the lizard is involved in the cure, though. I just think the lizard is there to make Finn more quirky.

I’m looking forward to learning more about Finn’s family life. Hopefully, he has one! I also want to see who he’ll be romantically linked to. I hope it’s someone good, and someone that I’ll like, and certainly not the same old-same old!

Olivia
Olivia

Is Finn shooting up medicine or drugs? Playing a junkie would be a real meaty role for Michael, a story he would certainly deliver. I’m liking the role out of Finn, he seems like a real interesting character.

I can’t wait to see who his romantic interest will be. I hope it’s someone new. I have no interest in seeing any of his ex’s on GH, except for one of his former leading ladies who is currently occupied with Hamilton. About that name Hamilton, I wonder ME had anything to do with picking his character’s first name

CeeCee
CeeCee

Your comment, Olivia, caught my eye. Soooo very meaningful. I remember writing an essay on Alexander Hamilton in High School where it was, much, much later, assumed that he had bipolar disorder.
The disease was so misunderstood; the times did not steer towards such a diagnosis.
Moreover, Hamilton contracted YELLOW FEVER and survived. So, kudos to you. Finn is Hamilton’s re-encarnation. He will survive and develop a cure for Tracy and the world.
The Finn storyline has to be more sophisticated and dramatic, of course; but, there’s the link.
Now, the name ‘Finn’ holds pride and altruism on itself……as in Irish lore, the name Finn is assimilated to Finn Mac Cumhail, a facsimile of Robin Hood……I just love this stuff!!

Olivia
Olivia

Michael’s Facebook post he made today says it all. Renee Goldsberry has been nominated foe a Tony, congrats to her. Oh how I wish she could make a guest appearance on GH , as a lover from Finn’s past lover.

Alan
Alan

There was a line about Finn doing research with Carbonic Snow so if Ron — or anyone else was writing — I would assume that was some foreshadowing to later tie the character to the Cassadines. Since it’s Jean and Shelly I can’t muster much interest since their last “big” reveal — after weeks of build-up — was that Hayden was Rachel Berlin (daughter of Raymond Berlin, master of the off-camera Ponzi scheme). Also, I’m not sure why the show thinks I should invest much concern for a character who has only been on screen for a couple of weeks…

karen johnson
karen johnson

Finn has a rare disease and whatever he is shooting up comes from the lizard. Maybe the same thing as Tracy but worse.

Andrew
Andrew

Been off the soap since last June – couldn’t take the writing anymore…. but I check this site on occasion to see if there’s anything worth returning for… so far, there hasn’t been but this sounds kind of interesting and I may look online for old eps and catch up.. Like Michael Easton and this sounds like a very interesting storyline – big thanks to whomever on the writing team named the lizard Roxie. 🙂 I love stuff like that.

Debbie
Debbie

Maybe he’s a vampire who needs the drug so he can go out in day light and resist the urge to attack someone. He did react badly to Griffins comment about God. Just throwing that idea out there lol

Madeline
Madeline

He obviously has a condition and Roxy or her venom or secretions are helping sustain him. I know Michael does dark well but it’s is hard to watch him like this.

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

GH needs help. It is the worst of all possible things — boring. 🙁 The only interesting storyline right now is Hayden/Rachel.

Timmm
Timmm

Amen Kevin O!

Sharon
Sharon

My thoughts lead to the idea again of a past character that’s also a unique “cross breed”.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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