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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Will Franco & Nina Do With Ava's Baby?



In this sneak peek video for next week’s General Hospital, Franco (Roger Howarth) and Nina (Michelle Stafford) who are now in Canada hiding from the mob, the police, and everyone in between, have a big dilemma!

It seems that Franco is now being the voice of reason here as he implores Nina to snap back into full reality and help him figure out what they are going to do with Ava’s (Maura West) kidnapped baby!  He even suggests dropping it a hospital or a church so the baby is well taken care of, so they can go on the run and not have this baby, which is a dead giveaway, with them!

Nina seems to respond back that she is not having it and intends to keep the baby!  Will Franco be able to talk some sense into Ms. Clay?   What will they do with the baby?

Many think that since Betsy Franco is on her way back as Franco’s mom, perhaps Franco will leave the baby with her! Others think that perhaps the baby will stay with Nina and Franco for quite some time as they all bond together to become sort of a twisted family unit! What do you think Nina and Franco will do with Ava’s baby?  Watch the preview after the jump and  then weigh-in!

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They’re both gross and horrible. Ava DESERVES to have HER baby back in HER arms. I know that won’t happen, but I hope both Nina and Franco DIAF. For real this time. And painfully.

Franco went with Nina to protect her.. He has been leading her back..
It will be Franco who gets Nina to return Ava’s baby..
they will return and give Ava her baby.. imo

I really like watching both Nina and Franco develop!!!
They are awesome!!! and never a dull moment and the best thrilling couple in the soaps, my favorite couple… Their chem is powerful..
They are a mixed bag of everything..
good bad crazy sane and hurt.. and they share a rare love..

Franco and Nina are both great characters, there is a ‘magic’ about them !!

Um, no. It’s not their baby, either of them, and now they’re going to name her. Hell isn’t a bad enough place for these two. You’re delusional if you think they’re giving the baby back. Read the spoilers. They decide to keep her. So they can both rot in hell for all of eternity.

By the way, are you a young person? Your overuse of punctuation seems to indicate so, but I was curious to see if this so-called “fanbase” are really just teenagers in disguise.

Franco and Nina are great together sure but just like other GH stories past and present, this story they are in is just plain stupid. See PV Jr’s comment below.

LMAO @Melissa… OOOHHH su0000…LOL

It is story to entertain..
it is not a documentary or any such thing a serious..
ALL soap stories are mostly entertaining BS nonsense..
to really enjoy a great ””fictional”’ soap story one should not over think nor expect it to be of reality LOL ..
Just enjoy the suspense..
Stephen King entertains with his BS far out fiction ..
And million and billions love his ”stupid” BS LOL!!
it’s fictional entertainment..
GH is not for everyone 😉

(( Melissa, there really is no baby, it is make believe, no need to get upset, nobody is getting hurt or going to hell lol … just enjoy the story 🙂
And– I am a foreigner lol and I read, write and speak 4 languages.. not all with perfection but I do well..
And you?
And your American punctuation is what it is and not all languages use it if at well as you a born American .. 🙂

Nina and Franco marquee :

“…They are a mixed bag of everything”

quite frankly, I’m waiting for steamy

1 . i’m so happy that RH’ Franco has places to go… traverse his talent with
2. and not less than… Michelle Stafford has paved, as an actor, stimuli in which to venture

Stephen King and soaps are two way different genres, or apples and oranges One’s daytime without disclaimers saying “the following may be offensive,” etc… a lighter type of entertainment where you drop out into a fantasy world. The other (Stephen) is classified as horror, at least in bookstores. And I don’t think many his fans would want to watch fluffy soaps. So there I can agree…GH isn’t for everybody. Just don’t want gruesome during the day, there’s enough in the news.

I see no ”gruesome” lol
I see shootings of bad bad guys, it is mob stuff..
I see no rapes, there were some in ALL the soaps, but the soaps have put that stuff behind them..(not popular RC and team have not written one for GH
I see no torture or any gruesome things happening in GH..
I see very intriguing exciting stories.. I see exceptional acting..
I see Luke on his way home..
I see Jason as Jake is back at Liz’s house
I see Sam and Patrick getting close
I see Michael becoming a Q
I see Ava on the edge
I see Sonny in prison
I see Franco and Nina on a great journey
I see Alexis and Julian coming closer
I see Tracy excited to get Luke back, when it actually happens
I see Duke taking over for Sunny
I see Dr. O in heaven because Faison is back
I see the best villainess Helena back to give me some great thrills.
I see no rape, torture, no blood and guts.. I see no physical violence or abuse.
I see no gruesome 🙂

I see great entertainment that is not a traditional soap and is exciting..
and phenomenal actors !!

I have mixed feelings here…Nina and Franco only work for me when they are together…not so much when apart…RH shouldve been brought on as a different character, and couldve still been involved in this plot…i still wish he had played Jimmy Lee’s son which wouldve tied him to the Qs…he couldve been Jimmy Lee’s son, Jerry Lee, an outrageously flamboyant piano player…’GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!’…had he been Jerry Lee there couldve been…’A WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON!’ at the Q Mansion…lol

Wow… Just.. WOW

I agree with you JimH

1… with regard to Nina

with the letting go of… and yes, i understand she’s recurring… but… there were so many places to go with Nina… newfound family… Madeline… Nathan… Dr. O… and her cousin, and may as well be sister, Brit

this was ALOT to cull from… and draw from… talent through the roof to delve
I realize that Donna Mills’ Madeline is brought on to escalate…
we all know that Dr. O is recurring
now Britt has been … to my dismay… recurring status
Nathan… bearing his acting chops… which has only risen… for the better…

there was a lot of draw for MS Nina to go

I hope that the writers find avenues and outlets to share the feast

RH’ Franco : seeing as he’s the black sheep in all of Port Charles… it doesnt matter what Carly, Michael, Morgan, and Sonny think….. it’s simply … : move on time… he’s better off without them

he’s charming and disarming with Dr. O at the hosp
he’s showing feel with his dad.. Scotty
he went back to Heather… she’s worth the time
he’ll rectify his bond with Kiki

Franco is a one man show in any event… so it’s simply finding him a love interest thats on : Nina’ IT

theres enough to traverse with these two… it’s all in the writing

just magnify these two feelings for one another… and steer from the madness .. and LIVE

It’s so uncanny how their place in Canada looks so much like Elizabeth’s old studio in Port Charles.

Please, for the love of Pete, end this stupid stupid story! I have had to suspend belief in TV and on film before, but this, disgusting story – a baby induced and then ripped from its mother – receiving NO medical attention – none of its mother’s milk, etc., etc. and on the run with a sociopath and a psychopath.

I am disgusted and offended as a mother and as a viewer.

hi PV Jr. … All that ^^^^ is good soap stuff.. !!
No need to be; ”disgusted and offended” (lol
It ain’t real nobody is hurt, the actors might be eating ice cream, now…it is story.
(not as good as Stephen King, but eh it’s soapy good!)
knowing that I hope you feel better now.. It is just make believe.. 🙂

“good soap stuff”

You’re entitled to your opinion of course. Put me in the disgusting and stupid soap stuff camp with PV Jr.

I’m not a mother, but I’m still disgusted. And as you rightfully point out, have either of these two brain trusts considered that the baby might need medical attention, given the hellish cirucmstances she came into this world through? These two are both selfish, narcissistic and evil, denying a mother and a newborn infant the chance to bond. I despise them both.

It probably is the same set that was used for Elizabeth’s studio.

And the first thing I noticed when Ava gave birth into Nina’s arms…no umbilical cord! You have to suspend belief in half of the silly stories on GH. I put up with them for the half of the stories that are more reality based and make some sort of sense.

Su…..people are entitled to their own opinions. The overwhelming majority is disgusted and appalled by today’s GH. You telling everyone how wonderful and awesome it is does not make it so. And if it is just fluffy entertainment to you, why do you feel the need to argue with every stranger who dares to criticize it? You are quite clearly in the minority of viewers who love or even remotely like the direction this show has gone in the last year. We get it Su….you like rape and murder and psychopaths and senseless violence and consider that entertainment. Most of us dont.

right ,everybody has a right to their opinions..
As they tell how do not like this and that I tell how much I do like it..
opinions .. go both ways 🙂

I do not argue I state my opinions
Seems you took time to write and get personal with me, by arguing with me 🙂
I love GH and apparently you do not.. 2 different opinions..
you did say-
”people are entitled to their own opinions ”

have a good day, Jovin:)

I disagree that Su is in the minority of viewers enjoying GH. The ratings are holding steady, even peaking at times. Under the current regime GH is attracting the younger viewer with its outlandish, nonsensical stories. If this silliness is what the youth of America wants, I guess they’ve got it. For the rest of us, more interested in continuing stories about real relationships, I’m afraid we have to turn the dial and give one of the other remaining soaps a try.

Hey Jovin, last time I checked GH was doing over 3 million viewers in the ratings, and ahead of last year’s numbers during this same time period. So your assertion that Su is in the minority for liking the direction the show is going in would appear to be wrong based on the ratings. If the majority of the people don’t like the current direction of the show, why are the ratings up?

Everyone is entitled to their opinions, as you said, and I respect your view that you’re not enjoying the show. But I’m not sure where this “overwhelming majority” is that you speak of that is supposedly appalled with the show. To borrow a line you used in your post, saying it doesn’t make it so.

Arent Ava and Nina around the same age…why is Nina in menopause and cant have children but Ava can have a healthy baby after such traumaticly(is that even a word…lol) forced labor and doesnt need any medical attention(like PV.jr mentioned)…will a medical crisises with the baby bring them back to GH…is Ava much younger than Nina…sorry, im not female(ive checked…lol)…so maybe menopause can strike Nina but not Ava even if they are the same age…i know i sound somewhat daffy…lol

jimh…the average age for women to reach menopause is about 51…some still don’t go through it til mid to late 50’s. Others can go thru it in their 40s…probably some as young as 40 though not as common. Britt told Nina she was in “early” menopause…perhaps due to her coma, medication, underlying conditions…we don’t know. So yes, they’re around the same age but that doesn’t mean that they’re at the same stage of their “hormonal” experience…

What would be technically incorrect would be the ease with which Ava got pregnant. If, most of us are correct in assuming Kiki is not her biological child…it would be much more difficult for her to conceive…they say it’s easier to get pregnant later in life if you’ve already had children earlier.

But, with everything in soaps…no point in over analyzing!

Thanks Rebecca…i actually had a health class way back in High School that explained everything and growing up in a house with three females youd think id remember…and as others pointed out the coma part i shouldve figured it out…as for Ava she did seem to get preggers too easily for her age…my late mom was 34 when she had me and said it wasnt easy for her at that age…the doctor even told her she had a miscarriage but ta da we know that wasnt true…lol


Ava (Maura West) is 42. Nina Michelle Stafford) is 49. Side note: Maura West has pushed 5 children out of that teeny, tiny frame! WOW

It’s a crazy s/l. I detach myself from reality when viewing. I’m not all about baby fever. This show’s obsessed w/kidnapping babies. Yawn.

I like the actors. Prefer them in scenes alone wo a baby thrown into the mix.

As crazy as this s/l is, Sonny running around PC murdering people left and right for personal,not business, reasons is more disgusting to me than the Nina/Franco babynapping!

nina is in menopause due to the 20 Year coma, not age related.

Michelle Stafford (Nina) in real life is 7 years older than Maura West (Ava) but that’s not really the reason Nina is in menopause. That is because she’s been in a 20 year coma and it put stress on her body.

I never liked this story line involving a pregnant mother and BABY. It’s not entertaining, it was horrible. All the more so when you have attractive, talented actors playing the roles. It can almost make some forget, or get numb, to what a terrible thing they have done (including Nina’s mother, and even Sabrina) because they get emotionally involved with them as actors…”Oh they are so talented, remember this for Daytime Award time,” kind of B.S. So I really don’t care about how these characters try to rehabilitate, or redeem themselves even if they are crazy, etc.

I have to agree. You throw reality out the window for drama. Years of watching soaps and there’s nothing more less appealing than a pregnant woman in distress. It makes you squirm.. It makes you scream at the TV make it stop. Sorry but they are the worst vehicles for crafting drama.

I’m interested in seeing how the doctors handled all these stories on the horizon of event daytime drama… 9:00am pacific.. I thought it was non and have missed it.. No more..

I meant noon

I could care less about Franco and Nina. Give Ava’s baby back and go far far way please.

“how, did, you, cry, when “Luke” and Tracy “re-united”

I bawled

Yeah, happened real quick too. One minute he’s a mess in the looney bin, the next he’s cleaned up, spry and ready to do battle. Nonsense!

I agree with you Andrew as per my post above. The only thing I disagree with on is losing Nina and Franco…particularly Franco. Love the actor and the character so I’m hoping they repaint that corner!!! … as they have done for many other characters.

I also agree they’ve done a great job with bringing back the legacy characters.. As for the Q’s…I love that Michael changed his name…(waited so long for that!)…and having Ned back! Yet I still don’t “feel” the Quartermaine’s…it’s like the writers are trying to fix what they tore apart. Would love to see Skye come back and at least Jason at some point after he’s been used and abused by Helena et al… Killing off AJ was one of the biggest mistakes they could have made. They need to have more pieces of the Quartermaine’s to put that beloved Humpty Dumpty family back together again!

Patrick…if you’re referring to when Alexis walked in with Luke during Thanksgiving…many of us feel that’s not really Luke. It seems like Helena might have switched Luke and Fluke…so now that Tracy and company think they’ve rescued Luke they won’t be looking for him! Save those tears… 😉

I know… I thought about that after I posted… that it might not really be “him”

it was saved up for real Luke… when he was nutted up…

telling Fluke… don’t mistreat my Tracy
and when he wanted to see Lulu and his grandson

that’s the outcome i’m waiting


After today’s show they revealed it actually was the real Luke…so bring back your tears of joy!!! LOL. Or…who knows with GH. Maybe they have several Luke masks now…hahahaha…and the Luke at the Qs is still Fluke, and Lord Larry after he escaped put on another Luke mask to go kill Julian! I’m sooooooo confused!

There have been sooooo many stories regarding kidnapped babies on soaps…I don’t remember such violent reactions from fans. Obviously, not all fans. Prior to this story we had the crossover with Tea from OLTL and Sam…where Todd stole Sam’s baby and gave him to Tea…and Sam thought her child was dead. We also had Todd (again) on OLTL tell Blair years ago that her newborn had died…and kept her baby away from her. We had Todd (again!) raped by Margaret (OLTL) which was also difficult to watch…have a little boy, Sam…and all the drama and angst that went with that story.

What was difficult for me to watch in this GH baby story was Ava being drugged by Sabrina…only because Sabrina is intrinsically such a good person and I can’t imagine someone of her goodness taking a chance with a child’s life. At the time I was torn; I thought it was horrible but I understood the pathos that the writers were trying to oonvey re Sabrina’s grief/mindset. Then the famous injection scenes with Nina. Again, horrifying to watch but Stephen King-ish in horror…also the psychological breakdown of a woman intent on revenge and mired in loss.

This storyline is not some random thing thrown in for shits and giggles. It’s the culmination of two separate women who resented Ava having a baby…both women mentally unbalanced at the time of their horrendous acts…all aimed at a woman who murders with barely a look back; a woman who was going to kill her daughter’s boyfriend..albeit unhappily.

The baby, as far as we can see, is healthy. So, now that we are done with the “horror” aspect we are left with the typical kidnapping story. You can love it or hate it…but again, nothing new for soaps.

I probably would have had an opinion on what I thought would happen, but Melissa (see above) claims to have read several spoilers that say they keep her. Maybe they give her to Franco’s adoptive mom til they can come back and get her…

The one good thing to come out of this is for Ava’s world to come tumbling down. Though I LOVE Maura West and really want Ava to stick around…she’s just a great character…I think she, like Sonny, deserves to pay for her crimes. It’s her turn to cry…

with, Sonny, in jail….

does this give Ava more time?

where is that flash drive?

is it admisible in court… that every one else in port charles knows, Ava, because sonny and carly say so …. ????

perhaps Michael doesn’t care
Morgan is in love with Ava… and his child
Kiki isn’t about to testify against “her” mother

I LOVED Kelly Sullivan’ Connie… this was the biggest blunder of celebrated production team…. RC/FV… and

will the audience give a let and just move on for Ava?

is that her only crime? LOL “murdering” Connie

Maura West is so much drama.. with : she’s thee featured rely on… she catapults
drives and carries what serial is all about

LOL I just read Andrew post below… about all of Ava’ crimes

I would guess that Sonny and Carly will destroy the flashdrive… because of their love for Morgan ???

I dont know… tit for tat

I just love Maura West too much…. I’m waiting the outcome of this

Hi Patrick!

Michael, in a rage, confronted Sonny and told him he was going to clear AJ’s name (for Connie’s murder) and demanded Sonny give him the tape that has Ava admitting she killed Connie. Sonny, because he so desperately wants to make amends to Michael, gave it to him. Michael, in turn, handed it over to Anna which is why Ava is on the run from the police. Everything I read assures that Maura West is not leaving the show…so I have no clue how they’re going to work this out!

Franco better watch his ASSets, Nina will most definitely get rid of him
before EVER voluntarily giveing up that baby.

I think it’s hilarious that everyone is upset about the baby-napping by the twin crazies Nina and Franco and are calling for the baby’s return to Ava – a murderer (Connie), an attempted murderer (Olivia) and perpetrator of a half dozen or more serious crimes (such as even being tempted to poison Michael) not to mention causing, indirectly, AJ’s death through her coverups and lies. Plus, neither father is what anyone would consider superior to Franco – Sonny (the Mob boss who has a long list of crimes on his conscience) and Morgan (who is barely out of his teens and is, as Michael has put it, not exactly a braintrust).

In the real world, the baby would be removed from everyone’s care and put in foster care (although I suppose maybe if Morgan is the father, he might be eligible, but really, if Maxie loses her daughter because of poor judgement, then why not Morgan i.e. having an affair with Ava, with a criminal past and ties to a major mob family?).

In the end, it’s a soap. And yes, like a Stephen King novel, it’s fiction. One can argue the merits of one piece of fiction versus another piece of fiction with regards to the quality, but they are both fiction. Personally I think King overwrites and cribs too much from other sources… but that’s my opinion backed up by experience with the material. Just like you can (if you want) compare Mad Men, Star Wars, Charles Dickens, Gilligan’s Island, Danielle Steele, etc. But it’s all fiction.

We have a show where Anna can sleep with Duke and not realize he’s wearing a mask. We have Helena still alive after being shot point blank in the heart. If you’re bothered by the missing umbilical cord in a birth scene, that’s a cause to worry.

As for the current state of the show – yes it’s more violent than it’s ever been but I’m not sure what show you’ve been watching for the ten – fifteen years before Ron and Frank started writing/producing it… because the show I watched (even if it was only occasionally) glorified the mob, featured a romantic lead who would routinely murder people (whether they “deserve” it or not, murder is still murder) and killed off it’s ‘good’ characters (Alan, Emily, etc) just because the head writer seemed to enjoy it. Although more violent and filled with a higher quotient of crazies than ever before, I think that there is more attention to bringing back favorites (even if it can sometimes be for dull storylines – I’m looking at you Scotty/Lucy/Bobbie/Kevin), rebuilding the Quartermaines, reducing the mob and keeping all the fanbases happy.

But not everything is to everyone’s taste.

Some of us enjoy it for the escapist fare that it is. The show sometimes moves me, sometimes makes me laugh, sometimes annoys me (I like Dr. O but a little goes a very long way) but as a fan, I have the ability to turn the set off.

As for the subject at hand, I like both the characters of Franco and Nina as well as the actors who portray them. I don’t see their long term viability given that they’ve been written into a corner. I’d kind of liked it if they’d just dropped off the show for a few months following Franco’s threatening video to Carly so that everytime something happened, we’d wonder, is Franco behind it? But I understand that the show is committed to the actors as long as it can churn out story for them. Such is how soaps work.

In ALL the soaps there has baby drama from day one..
Babies are used as props/tools for drama ..
Great stories come from baby drama.. ALL the soaps use the baby drama..
The baby will eventually be returned..
this story is a character journey for Nina and Franco..
(I see the turn change on the horizon for both during this journey..
I love Franco and Nina.. a rare intriguing love going on portrayed by two brilliant actors who are bringing it to life!

I agree with you Andrew as per my post above. The only thing I disagree with on is losing Nina and Franco…particularly Franco. Love the actor and the character so I’m hoping they repaint that corner!!! … as they have done for many other characters.

I also agree they’ve done a great job with bringing back the legacy characters.. As for the Q’s…I love that Michael changed his name…(waited so long for that!)…and having Ned back! Yet I still don’t “feel” the Quarterrmaine’s…it’s like the writers are trying to fix what they tore apart. Would love to see Skye come back and at least Jason at some point after he’s been used and abused by Helena et al… Killing off AJ was one of the biggest mistakes they could have made. They need to have more pieces of the Quartermaines to put that beloved Humpty Dumpty family back together again!

Although babies being switched, kidnapped, and DNA results switched can be traumatic, it has been apart of soaps for decades. Luckily most of this drama doesnt happen in real life with regard to children. Plus, this story and tons of others are just a part of adult character formation. Plus Part II, for those who want to attack su0000 should also realize that in real life when we turn on our evening news we see towns being burnt down, football players dragging their girlfriends around by their hair, and legendary comedian who did God knows what to innocent women. So, lets be entertained by our soaps, watch the characters grow, no babies will be harmed and eventually returned to Ava. OMG, can you imagine Ava being your mother! Poor kid.

Good post, Andrew. No one said it better.

Well, all I can say is I usually detest Michelle Stafford’s acting as I think it’s always one noteish, over-the-top and she’s a scene chewer. But with Roger? She seems grounded in her humanity–her pain feels real, not acted.
This story is total repeat of when Ron had crazy Marcie steal a baby on OLTL.
I am really tired of babies being used in props. It just doesn’t interest me.

hi Harry! 🙂
The baby is insignificant..
the baby is a story drama tool giving Franco and Nina a journey that will give them both and us a deep insight into the two characters, what makes them tick..
and perhaps even a turning for them..
I see a rare intriguing love story coming from the two misfits..

The other side of the baby drama will have to do with Sonny and his son Morgan both who could be the father and all the drama that will come from that..

The baby has very little to do with the story outside of a few coochicoos lol
I am looking forward to all of ”this” baby drama, it’s a good one.. !!
Roger and Michele will bring it home!!

((and– the baby drama gave Maura west an emmy or two..
She was outstanding!!!

1. you are funny

“…The baby has very little to do with the story outside of a few coochicoos ”

not according to Ava… she must be out of her mind…. like another poster stated… Ava needs to be bonding with and sharing her breast milk

I wholeheartedly agree… this is where i’d be coming from… had this been me

I do believe… tho.. that GH production… will not drag this out… and Franco and Nina.. will return said child… to her mother… and it’ll all be, hopefully, wrapped in a neat lil package… and Ava, Morgan, with child will forward

and YES… I see an emmy for Maura West.. this year… or 2

barring any better show… from Eileen Davidson… and Alison Sweeney

Heather Tom… really… take note “notice” stay out of the lead

agree with you suOOOO…well said.

Thank you, Harry!!! We seem to be pretty much on the same page when it comes to Nina (and MS)….I have felt from the beginning hers (well, theirs….) was a hideously grotesque storyline—featuring a far-too-hyped and over-rated actress— that particularly has been on a deplorable, downhill trajectory with the introduction of this stomach-churning baby-snatching saga. However, we do part company in that I simply cannot stand either sight or sound of that tooth-baring loon any longer, the talented presence of RoHo, notwithstanding. Although I certainly would prefer to see the infant returned to Port Charles—to her father, Morgan?—if this nauseating odyssey need continue, then I would champion Franco wresting the babe from Nina’s ironclad clenches and delivering it to Betsy for safekeeping. As long as said child is removed from the perilous personal space of that Clayby-crazed woman, then I can tolerate this tale for the short-term, although I should hope it will not be endlessly dragged out (as Ron C is so wont to do….) Furthermore, were Franco to inadvertently knock off “LaNina” in the process of “rescuing” this innocent little life, then that would be a massively welcome development, too. Along with “Sappy,” Silas’ distastefully demented she-devil of a spouse tops my Christmas wish list for those I deeply desire to see permanently obliterated from the GH canvas. (And speaking of your beloved “Sparkle Pony,” is she EVER going to get a suitably satisfying send-off for her revolting revengecapade against Ava???? Just because her clumsy machinations failed to result in a murderous miscarriage or stillbirth, she certainly should not be allowed to continue cavorting scot-free in her current capacity!!!!)

For me the past 2 years of GH has been the most watchable since Ric locked Carly in the panic room in the summer of 2003. And as far as senseless violence psychopaths and non sensical storytelling, isn’t that the base of Soap Opera Story telling. What era of GH did you guys watch, hasn’t there always been crazies and guns a blazing? If you guys don’t like the show, great, but me personally it’s enjoyable.

Love Andrew’s post – really well said. And a good reminder that GH has certainly been violent and has glorified mobsters. I didn’t watch during the Jason/Sonny/Carly Mob Hour because it was boring and repetitive and Jason was worshipped. Total snoozefest. But I’m really enjoying GH now – I like the balance of stories and while I think the cast is too large, I am enjoying watching it more than I have in years. I don’t like the baby kidnapping stories but I understand they are a staple of soaps. What is astounding to me is that I actually find MS watchable in her scenes with RH. He is fantastic at not allowing her to suck the oxygen out of the room. Well done, RH.

Do something with this story line so Ava get her baby back. I don’t like this story line with that crazy Nina taking Ava baby.

General Hospital

Eva LaRue Makes Her ‘General Hospital’ Debut: What Were Your First Impressions of Natalia Rogers-Ramirez?

On the Monday, February 26th episode of General Hospital, former All My Children favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos), made her first appearance in her new recurring role of Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia Rogers-Ramirez.

In key scenes, as Kristina (Kate Mansi) and Blaze are happy after spending the night together, Kristina is in for a shock when she is still in bed and the door opens and Blaze’s mother, Natalia strolls in seemingly oblivious to walked she just walked in.

Natalia announces, “Alison, Mommy’s here!” Then, Natalia looks over and sees Kristina in bed and both women are a bit startled. Kristina introduces herself to “Mrs. Rogers-Ramirez.” However, Natalia corrects her and says it’s “Miss.”

Photo: ABC

Next, Blaze walks into the room still in her robe. She is very shocked that her mother arrived in Port Charles much earlier than expected. Natalia wants an explanation of just what she walked in on. It is then, Kristina concocts a story and explains they had a girls’ night, and it got late so Alison let her crash.

Natalia seems to buy into Kristina’s lies. Blaze starts to argue with her mother over the non-vegan sandals her mother brought her from Puerto Rico and her grandmother’s pudding, which she has told her in the past she dislikes. Kristina pipes in that the reason Alison doesn’t like it, is because of the texture and the same goes for avocado and flan. Natalia says she thinks she knows her own daughter.

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Then, Blaze gets more upset and asks Kristina to stay and be by her side. Blaze announces that she and Kristina are more than just friends. We already know that Natalia is from a very conservative background, so we anticipate on tomorrow’s episode of GH, she won’t approve finding out her daughter is gay. Stay-tuned.

So, were you happy to see Eva LaRue back on daytime and now on General Hospital? What were you first impressions of her new character Natalia Rogers-Ramirez? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first, check out the scenes from her arrival below,

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General Hospital’s William Lipton to Star in Music Drama Series ‘The Runarounds’ From ‘Outer Banks’ Creators

This sounds like a perfect starring vehicle for the multi-talented William Lipton (Cameron Webber), who recently made a brief return to General Hospital for his best friend, Spencer Cassadine’s (the exited Nicholas Chavez) gravesite memorial service.

Now comes word that Lipton is set to star in a new series in the works entitled The Runarounds. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because The Runarounds is the name of the band seen in season three of Netflix’s popular series, Outer Banks. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has given the green light to an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for The Runarounds which premise features the story of a post-high school band as they try to make it big.

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The fictional drama is inspired by the real life band of the same name and will star its group’s members: William Lipton, Axel Ellis, Jeremy Yun, Zendé Murdock and Jesse Golliher.

The Runarounds will be set and film in Wilmington, North Carolina, where Outer Banks was also shot. Skydance Television is the studio behind the series. Outer Banks creators Josh Pate, Joshua Pate, and Shannon Burke will bring this project to life.

Lipton took to his Instagram on Monday, once the news of the series was revealed, expressing, “Where are we going, fellas? To the top, Johnny!” Immediately GH co-stars past and present shared their congratulations to William including: Sydney Mikayla (ex-Trina Robinson) and Enzo De Angelis, who plays Lipton’s brother, Aiden on GH.


In a statement, Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios, expressed: “When we first met with Jonas and Skydance about The Runarounds, it was immediately clear that they brought us a special show featuring an incredibly talented cast and real-life band. We are very much looking forward to sharing the exhilarating journey of The Runarounds with our global Prime Video customers.”

The Runarounds were actually formed as a band back in 2021, when Jonas Pate issued a casting call looking for a group to appear on Outer Banks. The group first performed together when they played for Pate ahead of appearing in season three after being selected from a more than 5,000 musicians who responded to the call.

No word yet on when The Runarounds will be released.

So, excited for this opportunity for William Lipton to star in this music drama? Hope he returns to GH down the line? Comment below.


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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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