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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?


Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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I doubt the writers even know? Michael, If you read these comments, do you know what’s going on at General Hospital? Why do you things seem to be such a mess? Where is Roger Howarth? Thank you!

Good question—why has Roger Howarth’s character been seen so little in the last three months?

I’m guessing the writers don’t know what to do with Austin. His pairing with Maxie is lackluster at best. Howarth is a very good actor. Despite the despicable things Todd or Franco did, one still paid attention because of Howarth.

Austin just seems dull and undefined. He has no spark with Maxie. There’s no more controversy with the Q’s. Disney/ABC won’t let him play Todd or Franco. Sadly, no reason for Howarth to stick on the canvas longer.

My guess is that they need to use the Shady Brook set again. It’s been a while since Carly’s last stay.

Looks like an Ambien coma to me. At least they aren’t going totally over the top with it, like they did with Hope on Days of Our Lives a few years back. She was living an entirely different life while on the pills. Liz just seems to be zoning out for minutes at a time, as opposed to hours.

Maybe this will clear up the rumors that I was heading for Port Charles, so soon after ending my time in Salem. Some folks saw Liz wearing red and thought…. “oh yeah, she’s possessed by the Devil”.

Nah…. not this time anyway.

Have not watched the show in a long time I thought maybe they were going to give her DID remember her rape story years ago old clips show where she said she had to escape within herself etc wonderful scenes with JJ but I guess we can’t give anybody a storyline over there except for screaming Carly and whispering Sam

I think it’s what they call DID in a combination with sleeping pills Finn mentioned. So she wacked Chase on the head but really doesn’t seem violent as Hope was on DOOL years ago. I just wonder what the purpose of all this is and who gives a damn?

Hopefully somebody will remember what happened to her as a teenager, and they’ll realize that Lucky Spencer is the only one who can truly get through to her, and that will be an excuse to bring him back to Port Charles….. just in time for Laura’s big episode, of course.

Or is a Devil being too optimistic that this show might actually invest some time & resources in writing for the characters who made this show what it was in it’s greatest years?

Violet…Answer to your question. I don’t give a damn. And which I like Rebecca, I have rarely ever cared about any of Elizabeth’s stories.

Violet..I don’t give a damn about this story either. Or a lot of other strange stories Elizabeth has gotten stuck with over the years. And her bad luck with her love life.

I agree with you, Soaphound too. I guess it’s confession time. I’ve never liked Elizabeth but love her men, Roger and Michael.

Violet…I’ve always had a problem with Elizabeth and her choices. This goes for some other viewer favorites. But they don’t seem to get the notoriety of some of their mistakes like Nina.
And I’m perfect!

Me, too, Violet. You know you’re in trouble when little Violet (how cute is she?) solves the mystery!

Well hopefully her stay at Shady Pines will turn her into a new person, one we don’t recognize.

My take away from this storyline so far is I’m intrigued, I’m mean do I know where they are going with it? No, but that’s what’s made it interesting, And you know what? OMG, Rebecca has a storyline!!!! So I’m over the moon and as far as I’m concern the show can drag this one out for as long as they want.


Becky Herbst has been amazing in this storyline!

Liz’s stories are so weird. I would love for her and some other legacy characters to have genuinely engaging stories to tell. She is legacy, but she seems surrounded by so many characters and has been in tales that never really clicked with me. Still cannot accept her child who died never really did. Too much!

I think Becky Herbst is amazing. But I don’t like the way Finn has been so possessive of her and dismissive of her feelings. The two actors have no chemistry and the story isn’t exactly making me fall for them as a couple. Can Elizabeth seek help from the sorely missed Dr. Gatlin Holt? We know they would have chemistry.

I’m sorry, but Finn hasn’t really clicked with ANY of his leading ladies so far. Not sure why GH has given him three different characters and none of them has really caught fire.

From what I just read, you may have nailed Liz’s problem on the head.
Seems like she’s fighting or resisting all of Finns bossy or controlling ways and possessiveness as you said.

I hate the Finn & Liz pairing.

As do I. Hayden needs to return for Finn and Elizabeth needs to get back with Drew or Franco, aka Austin.

Becky was amazing in these scenes, I hope they acknowledge that she’s been pressured by friends and family to move on with Finn when she’s clearly not ready.

It’s her sister,Hayden waiting for her to return hurry up and show her

And Roger wasn’t in the 15,000 episode cast picture. The Austin character is a bore, and matching him with Maxie is not a good fit. I’ve adored Roger since he played Paul Ryan on ATWT and I actually liked his rendition of Franco, but Austin is a dud.

Yes, to everything you said and furthermore Roger is wasted on Maxi. Back during the holidays I thought maybe Austin and Britt might get together, but that didn’t work.There has to be someone worthy of him, right?

I could see a matching between Austin and Britt as well. That definitely seemed possible a few months ago but Roger has probably only been on the show a few times since then. If Hayden were to return, a Rebecca Butig and Roger pairing might work, though I did like Hayden with Finn. Seems the character of Austin is on life support.

For me, the character of Elizabeth has always been a vital one, in that she is the only link to original character Steve Hardy; as many of us know, Elizabeth is the daughter of Jeff Webber, who in turn is the son of Steve Hardy. Also, I have always liked the character of Elizabeth, and I feel that Rebecca Herbst has done a great job with her portrayal. And I remember a time when Herbst was fired from GH, only to be rehired after a massive fan backlash. (You see, Viewers, sometimes our voices are indeed heard…) I am thus ecstatic any time Elizabeth is given a major storyline, no matter how unusual it may seem.

I also feel strongly about Genie Francis as Laura, again a character with a lengthy tenure and legacy, links to the 70s (via her mother Leslie), a catalyst for the highest ratings ever achieved for a daytime soap, and a great actress as well. I am so thrilled that there will soon be a well-deserved Laura-centric special episode.

My advice to TPTB: Honor the legacy characters, honor the viewers, respect continuity, and remember the show’s title…

I respect your choices and realize that Rebecca is a huge fan choice, but I am not one of her followers and don’t really care who her grandparents were, she just isn’t my cup of tea. I like her family, the kids, her sister,her niece Violet and most of the men in her life are great. Iam hoping her time at Shady Brook will enlighten us all about her latest problem.

Hello Violet: I appreciate your input here. I suppose our tastes in tea are different, which is fine, of course. I think my larger, perhaps underlying, point is that the show should respect its roots, aka the hospital, where Steve and Audrey Hardy worked and Elizabeth works. You said you “don’t really care who her grandparents were.” I do. Maybe it’s nostalgia. Maybe the long-term viewer is rewarded when nods are given to a show’s rich history. Just the inclusion of Elizabeth on the canvas, despite any detractors, is a link I appreciate.

I watch DOOL regularly, and that show does a great job of honoring its history, its roots. Characters sometimes mention Tom and Alice Horton, and there is a plaque in the town square where much of the action occurs. At the show’s opening, we can still hear the voice of the deceased actor who played Tom Horton. My opinion is that we should respect and acknowledge those who have come before, those who paved the way. Cheers!

Beautifully said, Jamesj75. I think that’s exactly what’s often missing these days — connections to the show’s pasts. Last week during a rare Esther sighting on Y&R, clips of Katherine Chancellor, a core original character, were included and made such a difference in the quality and resonance of the episode. Whatever we feel individually about certain characters (I happen to like Elizabeth), we shouldn’t forget that they’re needed in the show’s tapestry. And I’m someone who finds great joy, comfort, and strength in nostalgia. These past two or three generations have no interest in anything that occurred before their “ever so important” lives began. I can’t imagine my life as a “boomer” without music and films from the 1930s onward, let alone much older Mozart, Pachelbel, Bach. These younger, tech and social media-driven folks are really shortchanging themselves.

Hello, Soaphound. Thank you so much for the backup. I’m also a baby boomer, with a penchant for nostalgia. So I still play music from the 70s, for me, so comforting and enjoyable. And for me, the 70s were the halcyon days of GH, the entire decade.

Thanks for mentioning that Y&R episode. That show kept Katherine Chancellor front and center for seemingly her entire tenure, when other soaps were barely using their older characters. Best to you, Friend.

I owe you a sincere apology. I’ve watched GH since it started but drifted away in the late ’60s, probably due to no recording devices back then and my preferences seemed to have been CBS shows until I could start recording and got back to Days and GH. That was the first I saw of Liz and when she spoke of Audrey as Grandma, it was a shock.i agree with every darn thing you said and I apologize for being crass, that was not my intention.I don’t know why but the older I get my fuse gets shorter and tact was a thing of the past, so again forgive me. I don’t really dislike Liz as much as I don’t have patience with her. I better quit now before I make it worse,huh?

Violet Lemm, thanks a million for your reply! You don’t owe me an apology at all. I didn’t perceive anything negative from you, just a difference of opinion on one character. You are certainly entitled to your opinions. I have made no secret of my disdain for Sonny and Carly, so whenever I express those feelings, I am sure their fans are unhappy with me. I may second-guess myself and wonder whether I should simply make only positive, supportive comments… But we all have our favorites and least favorites…

Interestingly, from what you say, you were not viewing GH from the late 60s (when I started) through the 70s and beyond. The late 60s and 70s of GH were most enjoyable to me. Steve and Audrey, among others, were prominently featured then, thus cementing my alliance.

In closing, it’s amazingly sweet and classy of you to reach out to me here. We’ve always had positive interactions, and I thank you sincerely. Take care, Friend.

I have watched GH since it aired back in 1963.
I have seen it all and I remember the day when Elizabeth sat on her grandmothers porch , she came to live with her……
What ever you do I, do NOT write her out of the show……… it would be a terrible mistake….. on your part.
it’s time you pair her with some nice man…..
Drew would be perfect……..
and what’s up with the old franko returning as another character? Is everybody blind or stupid …….nobody ever mentions the resemblance…… the writers take the fans for stupid? Oh my …. Oh my…..

I think they drew this storyline to give Rebecca Herbst a long vacation in real life.

Just read they are taking Violet on another camping trip. I have a bad feeling that she will get lost, hurt or otherwise. Everyone is so preoccupied with Elizabeth’s problems.

Three weeks later, lol, but I’m expecting Elizabeth will be exploring childhood trauma – explaining the absense of her dad all these years. Hopefully it gives the actress great material and her chance to shine! I have enjoyed the “slow burn” of the story.

Kevin/Ryan looks to be busy with his own arc ramping up and treating Elizabeth, too.

Kevin…For once I agree with you. And will add a couple of other things possibly haunting Elizabeth…she was raped when younger, and more recently, she and Finn hiding Peter August after he was supposedly killed after Finn pushed him down the hospital stairs. They all add up…Liz C.

Kevin McCarthy
I’ll say we have to give credit to Jon Lindstrom for his incredible seesaw acting he does with Kevin and Ryan.

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Soap Stars and Notables Participate in the 91st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (Photos)

Sunday night in tinseltown, it was time for the 91st anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which has become an annual tradition featuring soap stars and other celebrities from primetime, movies, music, and sports as thy drive down famed Hollywood Boulevard amongst floats and musical performances.

While many attended the live event, viewers around the country will be able to see the taped version of the parade on Friday, December 15th when it has its first airing on The CW in a two-hour special starting at 8 pm ET/PT.

Taking part in the festivities were: General Hospital’s Tajh Bellow (TJ), The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Ashley Jones (Bridget), Denise Richards (ex-Shauna), and Naomi Matsuda (Li), Days of our Lives stars, then and now, including: Deidre Hall (Marlena), A Martinez (ex-Eduardo), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Brant Daughtery (ex-Brian), and Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa), The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder (Esther) and former star Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne), The Bay’s Kristos Andrews (Peter/Adam) and Maxwell Caufield (Sir Thomas Kenway), plus As the World Turns Ming Na Wen (ex-Lien) and more.

In addition, iconic dancer/singer and choreographer, Paula Abdul was the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year, while Dean Cain, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Montel Williams along with guest host, Elizabeth Stanton, called the Sunday-after-Thanksgiving tradition from different locations around the parade route.

Now below, check out some of the snaps from the 91st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade featuring some of your soap favorites.

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Wow! Marlena and Sheila together for the first time! Imagine if Marlena as the MarDevil met up with Sheila Carter and caused all sorts of havoc from Salem to Los Angeles? Crossover? Here’s Deidre Hall and Kimberlin Brown getting into the holiday spirit.

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Reunited and it feels so good? Remember when Daytime Emmy-winner, A Martinez came to Salem to play Eduardo Hernandez, father to Gabi, Rafe and Dario? Now, A can be seen in The Bay. Meanwhile, Stephen Nichols continues to keep on keepin’ on as Salem’s “Patchman”.

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GH’s Tajh Bellow with his lady love actress Lauren Speights.

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Giving us some Christmas wrapping vibes, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Naomi Matsuda (Li).

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Always ready for the holidays is former Days of our Lives star, Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa).

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Former ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star, Denise Richards (ex- Shauna) dressed in the holiday spirit.

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There is no doubt! Our pick for ‘Best Dressed’ has to go to General Hospital’s Josh Kelly (Cody). I mean, how can you top that for being in the ‘Christmas Spirit’?

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Humanitarian of the Year recipient, Paula Abdul.

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Former As the World Turns Star Ming-Na Wen (ex-Lien Hughes) ready for the holiday season.

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Brant Daughtery brought along his young son, and wife Kimberly, who is expecting their second child.

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Maxwell Caufield who will soon appear in the latest season of The Bay, looking ‘Christmas’ dapper.

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Ready for winter, and dressed in holiday white, Y&R’s Kate Linder.

So, who’s holiday outfit from their appearance in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, did you think was the best? Let us know via the comment section.

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THIS WEEK ON GH: Austin’s Murder Begins to Reveal Its Suspects (Preview)

It’s been a minute since General Hospital left Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt shot dead on the floor, which also signaled the exit of fan favorite, Roger Howarth. Now, in the latest promo for the ABC soap opera, it looks like the story will finally pick back up the week of November 27th.

Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) is on the case and trying to go through the list of potential suspects who wanted Austin dead, and there are several. Look for Dante to confront Sonny (Maurice Benard) about Austin’s murder and in turn, Sonny to hightail it to Ava (Maura West) and ask her if she pulled the trigger. Meanwhile, Cyrus, Mason, Nikolas and others could have fired the shots.

Since Austin is related to the Quartermaines, will his death make an already potentially messy family Thanksgiving even worse? When we last left the Q’s, a smoke alarm went off as Gloria (Ellen Travolta) and Lois (Rena Sofer) were putting the finishing touches on the Turkey. But as we know, Gloria is seemingly tormented and keeping a secret about a mysterious caller.

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Check out the teasers for the action this week on General Hospital below, and then the weekly promo.


Thanksgiving continues in Port Charles. Sonny senses something off between Anna and Nina. Marshall is worried about Curtis.  Gloria shares with Lois that she is in some trouble. Stella and Portia make a realization.


Dante gets some disturbing news. Alexis has a meeting with Laura.  Sam is concerned about Drew’s recent behavior. Elizabeth tries to reassure Finn. Molly and TJ have a disagreement.


Sonny confronts Ava. Martin helps Finn with his legal issues. Maxie opens up to Felicia. Dante and Chase collaborate on an investigation. Gloria gets some help from her family.


Dante has questions for Ava. Dex relays a message to Sonny. Portia gives TJ some advice.  Sonny makes plans for Christmas Eve. James enlists Cody’s help.


Carly has an interesting encounter at Kelly’s. Sonny gets a proposition. Ava makes a confession to Nina. Brook Lynn panics from family pressure. Kristina consoles Molly.

Now let us know, who do you think the smart money  that will be revealed to be the culprit that killed Austin? Comment below.


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Morgan Fairchild, Nicollette Sheridan & Donna Mills Visit ‘Tamron Hall’ to Talk ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’

Monday November 27th, soap opera favorites, Morgan Fairchild (GH, ex-DAYS, DFT, The City, Dallas, Falcon Crest et al), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing) and Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing) visit with Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show. (find times in your area here).

The trio is set to give some inside intel to Tamron on their highly-anticipating holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, December 2nd (8pm ET/7Pm CT) and streams next day.

As previously reported, Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas also stars Linda Gray (Dallas) and Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and in story, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.

The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too.

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Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas also stars Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo (ex-DAYS, B&B, The Bay), Alec Mapa, and Mills’s daughter, Chloe Mills. In addition, the holiday film features a theme song performed by none other than ’80s pop star Tiffany.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ starring Donna, Nicollette, Linda, Morgan and Loni below, followed by the Tamron Hall Show preview for Monday’s episode.

Now let us know, are you looking forward to watching Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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