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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Is Happening To Sam?

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Viewers of ABC’s General Hospital have noticed over several episodes that Sam (Kelly Monaco) seems to be stressed, anxious, upset, overly-concerned at times for her, perhaps a bit paranoid, and then on Friday’s episode she has some disturbing hallucinations of blood dripping down Jason’s (Billy Miller) face, while he is standing in front of her seemingly just fine.

As we fade to black on this week’s cliffhanger, she tells Jason she is not fine.  Clearly something is amiss, but what is truly going on with Sam?

Is this the Cassadine Curse rearing its ugly head on her, since Helena cursed her before her death?  Is she suffering from some medical ailment that has yet to be discovered?   Is some deep-rooted trauma coming to the surface?

GH fans are trying to figure it out given that it does not seem that Jason, Sam, Liz (Rebecca Herbst), and Jake *Hudson West) are in the clear even though Jason believes so after finding Costa on the hospital roof top, fighting with him, and then having him arrested.  

So, weigh-in below. What do you think is happening to Sam?

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Michael
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Michael

Postpartum depression perhaps?

Gwen
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Gwen

You mentioned jake/Liz and I pray they are no longer part of this story. I get wanting to protect a child but tbh jake has been front and center ad nauseum over the past two years. Enough already.

This story should be about sam and by extension jason. I’m thinking its ptsd and no matter the outcome jasam are stronger than ever before

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Michael. I have enumerated a few reasons with Shay, on the “Sheila Carter ” site.
Postpartum depression; Helena’s curse; Costa, somehow, spiking her drink, but, I think that’s a temporary affliction…LOL, it’s a soap, TPTB can “dress” the malady any way they want…..a brain infection, perhaps?
I think it’s more physical than psychological, as I had stated, she looks very clammy.
I went as far as to question Scout’s safety. “Not for nothing”, Michael, not one bit interested…LOL.

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

She learned Tony Geary is up for an emmy for best brief non speaking appearance during Tracy’s exit storyline-lol

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….Or else Kelly and “Sam” are just so utterly bored to the point of stupefaction with yet another ridiculous GH storyline! I’ll go with that one, since no other explanation shall suffice in nearly as satisfying a manner as what I’m positing….However, I do hope Scout is not endangered….I’m way over sick baby drama! Enough of that already… along with blaming Helena for everything that goes awry in Port Charles!

Shay
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Shay

P.S. Then again, just having Alexis as a mother would be enough to drive any sane person around the bend….at least twice! How cringeworthy and embarrassing it would be to have such an unstable maternal figure who paraded herself around clad hell-for-leather as a past-her-prime walking doxy advertisement….and yes, I’m sure as my highly-literate amica, you know that such a term, though somewhat archaic, can be used to generically describe any “lover,” particularly one lacking in moral turpitude, a “loose woman,” so to speak….I’ll leave it at that!

su0000
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su0000

There are 6 Form Of Postpartum Depression.
Baby Blues
PPD
PPA
PPOCD
PPTSD
PPP

Only 1 has hallucinations, just one.

Postpartum Psychosis (PPP)

Postpartum psychosis (PPP) is the most severe form of postpartum depression, but fortunately it is the rarest form. It occurs in 1 to 2 out of every 1,000 pregnancies. The onset is very sudden and severe, normally within 2 to 3 weeks after giving birth.

Symptoms are characterized by a loss of touch with reality and can include:

Bizarre behavior
Suicidal thoughts
Hallucinations and/or delusions
Thoughts of hurting the baby
Rapid mood swings
Hyperactivity
Postpartum psychosis is considered a medical emergency and should be treated immediately.

su0000
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su0000

I believe it is a brain tumor or brain ot.
I said that from day one. 1st to say it heh ..
It is the only way to clear Franco to put Sam in his shoes (or in his tumor head lol)

Celia
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Celia

Very fitting, wouldn’t you say, su? I mean the Franco part….hmmmm, poetic justice?
Enlightening comment, Suzie Q.

su0000
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su0000

hi Celia ! 🙂
for Sam to simply have Postpartum Depression., yeh no real story in that
but–
for Sam to be in tumor world, Franco’s world (at the time when) is a story.

As soon as Sam started to go wacko it said tumor, a Sam, Jason & Franco story..

KD Serenity
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KD Serenity

Thank for publishing all the info. I’ve seen psychosis in family members, so PP psychosis was my first thought. I think it would fantastic for GH to tackle a real illness like Y&R is tackling MS.

Lisa
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Lisa

I believe it’s Postpartum Depression Sam is experiencing.

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Hmm…I think it may turn out to be something simple like Jake mixed up a glass of special coolaid for Sam (recipe Helena forced him to memorize) and now her brain is misfiring… Yep, I’m sure that’s it!

Steve
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Steve

Of the ongoing storylines, this is as dull as Sonny and Carly.

This week the highlights came from the mouths of babes. Spencer telling it like it is to Laura at Lulu’s and Joss giving the honest truth to Carly. Throw in Aunt Stella ripping into Jordan and we finally have characters speaking for the viewers.

Celia
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Celia

Amen!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’d rather have Mac, Felicia, more Scott, Lucas, Epiphany, and a host of others than “Aunt Stella.”

Rodd
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Rodd

I LOVE Aunt Stella!

dmr
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dmr

Steve, any storyline with Monotone Sam is going to be dull and boring; a total DUD!

lovesam1122
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lovesam1122

I think in her life she has dealt with so much that finally it has become more than she can bear, the thought of possibly losing her husband again, not knowing what happened during those two years. They need to dump the Liz/jJake part & go on with a story of their own & from what I have heard that is the story coming up. I think now it will be Jason & Sam dealing with it all.

Celia
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Celia

Perhaps, whatever ails Sam will forever shut her monotone ( translation: one tone) voice/mouth. That way, no talkie—she will be forced to communicate via computer—whatever electronic device. Blessed day!!

dmr
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dmr

Celia, & hopefully this ailment storyline will occur offline/off screen, lol!

Celia
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Celia

Wishful thinking, lovesam….it would be nice to give them a story to break the monotony, ad nauseam.
I doubt it, though. Jason is always running somewhere to rescue someone….especialky Sonny. Jason is his lackey. Sonny commands “JUMP”; Jason answers, “how high, S-iir”, with a salute.
And, Sam ( I like Kelly, not the character) is just part of the scenery. No personality, no pizzazz, in my opinion.

Diane
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Diane

I think Sam DOES have P.T.S.D.

Chea
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Chea

The chimera will be involved and Jason and others are going to be seriously hurt.

Celia
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Celia

Very good presumption, Chea. Maybe, it was that Costa guy.

Chea
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Chea

No Helena

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Maybe I’m not as choosy as I should be, but I think that Costa thug is kind of hot. But bad boys are always more fun in certain areas.

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, Helena, Chea. As I said; her medium is Costa, therefore…

Celia
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Celia

@Soaphound.
LLOL….Oh, yeah!!! He is hot, Soaphound.

Junnifer
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Junnifer

PTSD?

Alan
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Alan

Whatever it is, I’m going to fast forward through it.

Celia
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Celia

LOL.

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

Replying here…if Sam kills off half the cast with that knife i might actually like her…now im sounding like su…lol

Lil' Angel
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Lil' Angel

Seriously, let’s give Sambien a well deserved vacation and focus on her much more interesting sisters, Molly and Christina.

Carol
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Carol

It’s Helena’s curse. Another possibility is postpartum psychosis.

Amber
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Amber

I hope it’s PTSD or something along those lines and not some brain tumor like the Franco story. It makes sense that after everything Sam has been through in her entire life it would just now peek it’s ugly head because Sam finally has everything she ever wanted. Let’s hope this only makes Jason and Sam stronger than they ever have been.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Enough already!

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

She has a lifelong case of whispered mumbling. Her inability to provide audible responses to diagnostic questions will impede treatment.

Seriously, what did she mumble to Brain trauma Jason?

Celia
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Celia

OMG….OMG….Tomas…that is the funniest remark ever!!!!! Laughing so hard. “Impede treatment”, indeed!!! HaHaHaHaHa!!!!!! Hilarious…l

Becky
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Becky

And what does he EVER say back to her or to anyone else. Sound mixing doesn’t help; the dramatic music drowns out the dialogue of several actors; most notably Billy Miller, then Kelly. I’m about to stop watching since I can’t understand half the dialogue. I can understand every word on Young and Restless, even Billy Miller when he was on there.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You’re absolutely right, Becky. The same problem is affecting movies and prime time. My hearing is perfectly fine and yet I find myself putting the captions up just to get through an episode of LAW AND ORDER SVU. And, to me, Billy’s voice is a real turn-on, so I want to hear it!

dmr
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dmr

I can’t stand the character. Monotone Sam and Emotionless Jason are BO-RING! There is NO spark.

k/kay
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k/kay

Let’s all raise our hands if we think this will be a decent storyline? Nope no hands raised I feel very sorry for a cast that is sinking on the titanic!

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

Even the writers dont know yet what is wrong with her-lol

Celia
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Celia

Well, Jimmy…it seems that Sam, whatever she uttered unintelligibly, with her usual husky whispering, as she woke suddenly, does not bode well. I think Jason is safe….the knife is to protect him.
However, Sam has killing on her mind. Who will it be? LOL.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

You are probably speaking the gospel truth, Jim. This storyline reeks (as do many) of “Let’s have Sam have lots of strange, confusing visions”–we can figure out why later, it doesn’t really have to make sense. (Since Carlivati confessed that the show had changed the Fluke story when viewers guessed Bill Eckert early on, I just have had no faith whatsoever that GH has any real story plans beyond the day after tomorrow.)

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think it has something to do with Helena…the curse…possibly the chimera. Whatever it is, it seems that the people around her are oblivious that her nose is running, her eyes are pouring tears, she’s got a transfixed look like she’s in catatonic shock…and yet…

Liz: babbling and then…”are you all right, Sam?”

Jason: “Are you all right, Sam?”

LOL! Does she look all right!!!???

Grant Putnam
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Grant Putnam

If you recall, McCall went missing when the gang was held up on Cassadine Island. Then returns a day later, mysteriously pregnant and now post delivery the curse seems to have been invoked. Seems this was part of Miss Helena’s plan all along with Jake and Jason along for the ride and the return of Spencer very timely as he will save the day!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Grant…

Actually, I’d forgotten about the Island events…but yes, I do think this is more than PTSD or any such thing. The chimera story isn’t over. LOL. Spencer saving the day? Maybe…but I’m thinking Nicolas might come back in the form of another actor…which will also tie into story with Valentin….

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Grant….a brain infection was one of my guesses. Good point, you make. She may have “contracted” a cerebral dysfunction (LOL) on the island with the help of Helena’s henchman.
The mumbling? No change there. Sam’s diction has always been crippled.
You may have planted a seed in my head about Sam’s pregnancy, though. It makes me question
the legitimacy of Scout’s paternity. Is Jason truly her father?
Hmmmmm. The devil’s spawn? Was Sam inseminated by Helena’s evil hand?

Grant Putnam
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Grant Putnam

Indeed, when Sam went missing barely a year ago under the hands of Valentine the paternity or Emily Scout should indeed be in question. The writers certainly play the long game, Helena killed off in summer of 2015, hostage crisis in summer ’16 and here we are in 2017 with more Cassadine riddles in the form of Jake, Spencer and the curse of Sam Morgan.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I still think Jake and Charlotte are going to be connected by the chimera or some experiment caused by Helena.

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

Sam is always transfixed and catatonic-lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Jimh. Too funny!

I have to admit, though, I like Sam. Well…I like the mom/daughter relationship with Alexis. Hate how she went from resenting Carly to being warm and friendly with her. Also not thrilled with her loyalty to Sonny over her own father (even before Julian’s “fall.”) Wait! DO I like her??? Ummmm…most of the time. 😉

Celia
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Celia

She’s a somnambulist, Jimmy.

Harry
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Harry

Not funny, Jim. I’m worried about Sam. She’s wearing the her to Jason’s his as far as black T shirts and jeans are concerned and she’s mumbling in a monotone.
Oh wait….never mind.

Nik
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Nik

This is a great story line for Sam and I loving how it is being handled. Yes, she has P.T.S.D. after being traumatized by her Aunt, father, mother and having the baby in the manner that she did. Who wouldn’t break down after surviving all that madness. Kudos GH!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Nik, Well, I am glad that, at least, you are enjoying the storyline. However, I see that most here are not too reticent in expressing their true feelings of this couple ( Jason and Sam). Most are outright funny, LOL. Yeah, poor Sam went through he!!. She tumbled down a gully, with a big belly ( it’s a wonder she survived)….how did the neonate survive the freezing cold? And, let’s not forget she gave birth with her pants on. That whole scene was designed and written for idiots….and, we are not idiots. This is so ridiculous, sooo out of… Read more »

Nik
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Nik

U know, u sound like some many people when we return from the Gulf War…it wasn’t a “real” War, they are “goldbricking” and etc. It is great that they are showing a character, who is normally very strong & willed, finally break. To many folks the writing is not what “you” want but I believe this storyline shows how vulnerable we are and how easily we can break. Yes, it is a “soap” which usually takes a storyline out there but I give them a B+ for effort to educate. 🙂

Celia
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Celia

I really didn’ follow the news at that time, I was 4. LOL.

Kevin
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Kevin

I was thinking initially it was adult onset of schizophrenia. Waiting to see just what it is!

su0000
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su0000

Sam needs to die. She has no purpose.
An irritating FF character.
Jason needs to be free and interesting not Sam’s pillow.

If none have noticed;
GH is stunningly empty of GH, the real GH was murdered by J&S.
Characters assassinated stories dead on arrival.

(( I have not had a hearty laugh, a chuckle, an on the edge moment since J&S.))

jaybird369
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jaybird369

su0000…oh, I agree. I never cared for the character of Sam because (to me) she is BEYOND BORING!!!!! Oh…and you are SO RIGHT ON…Sam I-S an irritating FF character…ALL THE WAY!!!!!

Later.

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

Sam might not be so boring if she knocks off half the cast with that knife then uses it on herself…lol

dmr
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dmr

Jimh, Sam’s best weapon are her stiletto boots that she wears all year round! Who needs a butcher knife when you’ve got high heeled boots on your feet for four seasons?

robert
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robert

brain tumor

dmr
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dmr

I watched a little of today’s (Monday) episode while at home for lunch. So, Monotone “Jasam” are on 3-4 hours of sleep, have Monica watching the kids, and are complaining of sleep deprivation. I’m sorry, do either of them work? Yet, they have time to “get busy.” To TPTB, please stop the insanity! These two have no chemistry and their boring dialogue is barely audible! Oh, and can TPTB find another avenue to take with “Carson” besides Sonny, the father of half of Port Charles, a man in what, his 50’s, playing these childish games- trying to whisk Carly away… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Good question, dmr. All this stuff going on, yet they have the time and the wherewithal to do their tone-deaf tango. Sam is programmed to kill anyone who comes within a two feet radius of Jason. And, Monica is always watching the kids…..isn’t she chief of staff? Where is she watching those kids? The hospital? I thought the baby was so fussy and restless? Doesn’t Danny have school? Now, dmr….you said the magic word: SONNY!!!! I really can’t get started with this guy and his Doll of the moment ( this case Carly). Going to Puerto Rico, is it? How… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Exactly, Celia…what about AJ?! Tortured for years and killed by the Dimpled Don. Now, the Dimpled Don plays victim because of the Moron’s Death. I would like to watch one episode without the Moron being mentioned. The kid was a petulant spoiled brat!

Steve
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Steve

It’s become apparent that the current writers prefer to believe that AJ never returned in 2013. The problem for them is the viewers remember. We see Sonny for the sanctimonious dweeb that he is.

Celia
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Celia

Love the alliteration….Dimpled Don. Good one!!!!!
A turn off for me. LOL.

Scott5
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Scott5

Whatever it is, I hope Sam, Jason, Carly, and Sonny leave the country to try and find the cure and are never seen or heard from again. Maurice leaving or Varni leaving ABC is the only things that will save GH.

lm cee
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lm cee

Kelly & Billy (JASAM) are the ONLY reason I still watch GH. So whatever the story I am just excited they are finally getting one and hopefully it takes them far away from the bore of Franco & Liz and Jake the mistake.

dmr
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dmr

I find Elizabeth to be one of the most boring characters on the show, myself.
“Jake the Mistake,” hahaha

lovesam1122
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lovesam1122

For people who care nothing about Sam & this story there sure are a lot of comments. People don’t take the time to comment if there is no interest. I suggest possibly maybe hearing aids might help because I don’t have a problem hearing what they are saying. I will always love Sam & I think she is one of the best actress on the show. This is a great story & I am going to enjoy Billy & Kelly & how the portray a couple that is so much in love. They are absolutely so good together & I… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m with you lovesam1122. I’ve always liked Sam…I don’t like some of the things she’s done and her attitude at times…but I find the character down-to-earth and relatable. She’s a “hangin’ out kinda chick…” not pretentious, snobby, materialistic. I like that. And she’s loyal. What I don’t like which I’ve mentioned before is her new friendship with Carly…(not sure if you’re a Carly fan but I can’t stand her)…and I would like her to give Julian a break. (LOL..many no longer like Julian because of what he did but I’m still a great fan of the character). Anyway, I’m curious… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

The best chemistry Kelly has ever ad on this show was when Greg Vaughn was playing Lucky ! The hot tub scene was smoking she has never had that chemistry before or sense

Steve
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Steve

Monaco has better chemistry with Miller than she had all those years with Burton. When Easton first came on as John McBain, they really played off each other well. Despite being the same actor, the magic wasn’t there with Silas, as that character sucked the life out of every screen partner.

I tend to forget the short-lived romance with GV’s Lucky, because once JJ returned, you couldn’t picture Sam & Lucky as a couple. Her pairing with Patrick really never took off as he was destined to return to Robin.

Scott5
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Scott5

My disdain is more for Sonny than anyone else. I actually really like Carly when she’s on her own and not in the mumbling mobsters orbit. I find Jason and Sam to be a sleep inducing and the fact that Kelly and Billy dated (maybe they still are?) blows my mind as I simply don’t see any chemistry. Any character that is written in true hypocrisy simply to prop Sonny can never be redeemed as long as Sonny is still on the show. Sam can’t stand her father but is completely OK with Jason and Sonny and the violence they… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I completely agree with you. I’ve written the exact thoughts. Where we disagree is Carly. I absolutely can’t stand her. I hated her when she constantly took Jason’s attention away from Sam (Jason per Steve Burton), I hated her when she was a complete bitch to AJ and everything she did to him and took from him, I hated how she treated Robin, Alexis, Franco…I hate that she cheated on Jax AND Franco, both men loved her completely and were beyond good to her. I hate the hypocrite that she is…how she, too, judges Julian but worships Sonny…criticizes Alexis for… Read more »

Scott5
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Scott5

After reading your comment I’ve decided to hate Carly too! LOL. The reason I typically like Carly when she’s out of Sonny’s orbit is that her hypocrisy tends to calm down as they don’t write her as Sonny’s defender. To defend Sonny in ANYTHING is to ramp up the defenders hypocrisy. And great point about Michael not mentioning his background with Sonny and killing AJ. Too be honest, I stopped watching GH about 6 months ago because the pro-Sonny writing was too much for me. I began to hate all of the characters. F Valentini and N Varni rely heavily… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Believe it or not, Scott5…I actually abhor Carly MORE than Sonny. Just gets on my last nerve! I hear ya about the GH page, etc…maybe they should literally test out the theory, take him off the canvas for about a month…throw back in Mac and Scorpio…and see if the ratings spike or dip.

And…your first sentence to me was too cute and funny! 🙂

k/kay
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k/kay

What I witnessed today was once again no one can have a storyline on this show of their own that does not involve MB/Sonny and if you don’t think their are some actors on this show that are disgusted with that then I have some land to sell you for 1.00 an acre. Shame on FV , Varvi and ABC for catering to a mediocre actor at best at the expense of a once great show. I guit watching when JFP did it now FV is also kissing the ring . UGH

Celia
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Celia

I soooo understand your frustration, Kay….The veneration of Sonny holds us hostage. Perhaps, GH will erect a monument in commemoration of St. Sonny ( a calvary), where all the lowly PC commoners will be able to kneel before his grace, in worship.

OH, NO!!!! Sonny’s life is in peril…Everyone to the rescue!!!!!!……the writing is really going too far with this character. I, honestly, don’t get the adoration and attraction.
Sonny should visit Cabo Rojo ( gorgeous cliffs , arches, caves etc—reminiscent of Gay Head in MV) while in PR, and scale those craggy cliffs….never to be seen again.

Joy
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Joy

I could not agree more, Kay and Scott. I do not understand why they keep forcing Sonny and Carly down our throats. Soap fans have been arguing, debating and fighting about everything under the sun but where they do come together is their mutual hatred of Sonny. We are sick of him, he’s dragging down ratings and taking up too much air time. I get that he’s the new Luke as far as being the king of the hill is concerned but what makes this so intolerable is that Tony Geary would take entire summers off therefore giving fans a… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Yep just saw today’s episode not a bit about Sam just oh Sonny is in trouble ! Ugh

Steve
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Steve

If we are resigned to having Sonny front and center, can we at least get MB a Tony Geary style contract where he takes a four month vacation every year? Sonny-less Summers would make things a bit more palatable.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think Michael should offer Sonny the job instead of Jason and send him on business trips that keep him out of Port Charles and off the air for weeks on end. (or without end…depending on your view.) Perhaps there’s sooooo much territory to cover that Carly can go, too.

Steve
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Steve

While I’d agree to almost anything that gets Sonny off the canvas, I’d probably stop watching if he infiltrated ELQ in anyway. Michael would be out of a job if he even mentioned that idea to the other Qs.

Sonny can go explore the “coffee business” in South America.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Steve…LOL…I was joking about Sonny working for ELQ. Like he’d ever!!! 😉 We AJ fans would self-combust!

I was just being facetious…in that it’d be a great way for Sonny to take a long, much-needed vacation (along with his doting, grating, irritating, smug, self-righteous, chalk-on-a-blackboard- inducing wife).

Maria Willson
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Maria Willson

The heck with all that’s.going on with storylines on GH.it’s been very boring.
Bring on bring on Han

Nathan and Maxie now that Kirsten Storms is back from sick leave.
Hope to see them.on screen together soon.Have sure missed!them!

Maria Delgado Willson

Keffen
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Keffen

Maybe ( just my opinion)..maybe Jake is doing something to her. …

Keffen
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Keffen

Maybe she will get better when Steve comes
Back to the show

rebecca1
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rebecca1

So I know there’s something wrong with Sam but seriously? She’s acting quite normal, or as anyone should act if his/her husband is always putting his life in danger, always rushing to put himself again and again in the line of fire, seems to have little regard for his own life/safety or the fact that he’d already “lost his life” to the same type of behavior…guarding Sonny…seems to give no consideration to the fact that he has a wife, three children, one being a newborn…. I mean, if you think about it, Sam’s reaction is completely normal under the circumstances… Read more »

Best
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Best

It’s very possible she has a TBI and PTSD. Two things that go undiagnosed all the time in real life. She did get pushed off a bridge. If they go with this I hope they don’t minimalize this condition with some magic treatment .

Eve
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Eve

She may have the beginnings or symptoms of a brain tumor.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

Courtesy/ABC

As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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