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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Who's Behind The Door? The Heart-Stopping Final Five Minute Friday Cliffhanger!

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Friday’s General Hospital will be remembered for its effective use of doors!  In a spine-tingling final five minutes, as each door was opened, flung open, or kicked in, someone surprising or something major was happening behind it!

GH executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, have now brilliantly set the stage for the final showdowns between arch-villains and our heroes,  and the wedding of Patrick and Sabrina!  Will good triumph over evil?  Can Robin ever escape Wyndemere, and tell Patrick she is alive, and stop the upcoming nuptials?

In the last five minutes of Friday’s episode, Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) goes to the door as she is preparing to get ready for her wedding, opens it, and looks surprised.  Is this going to be the return of Michael Saucedo as Juan Santiago? Tune-in next week!  Meanwhile, Patrick (Jason Thompson) after taking another gander at the picture frame on the Drake mantle with Robin in it, gets a knock at the door.  He opens it.  Who is there?  Tune-in next week!

Then came the real heart-stopping drama, and how wonderful it was to see again our three amigos or one amiga together again!  Luke (Tony Geary), Robert (Tristan Rogers), and Anna (Finola Hughes), decided to split up and try to find Robin (Kimberly McCullough), Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), Faison (Anders Hove), and Duke (Ian Buchanan) at Wyndemere.

First,  Liesl who has been held captive and tied up along with Duke Lavery underground,  gets freed by Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) who has come to her rescue because of his caring for Dr. O’s daughter, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud).  Nik also stumbles upon Duke!  The Prince is able to untie Dr. O, but is then taken out by Faison and dragged off.   Liesl sees Nik’s gun on the ground and instead of untying Duke, who thought they could put aside their hatred for each other and work together for freedom, decides to turn the tables on him!  Dr. O is all set to shoot Duke!  However, Anna who decided to take the “rabbit hole” comes upon Obrecht and Duke and tells the nutty doctor to drop the gun!  What will happen? Is this the final showdown between Anna and Dr. O?

Luke, who has a long standing vendetta against Faison for brainwashing his son Lucky, and for harming all of his friends and loved ones, comes across Faison in the study at Wyndemere! The two draw their guns on each other! What will happen next?  Elsewhere, Britt was sent to GH to go get the cure and bring it to Robin, so she can administer it to Jerry Jacks  (Sebastian Roche) who is now back in Port Charles thanks to Robert and Anna.  When we left off,  Jerry was tied to a bed post, thanks to Luke!  Will he manage to get free?

Faison had taken Robin away and locked her in a room in Wyndemere, after she spouted off to him and stood her ground and called him every name under the sun that he deserved!  Well, Faison clearly did not take that well.  Robert, casing the rooms in the giant palace, came upon a locked door.  He kicks it in, and lo and behold in a hankie-filled moment Robert and Robin see each other!  Fade to black.

There were additional emotional moments in the episode against all the high suspense.  John J. York (Mac) proved once again what a valuable asset he is to the GH acting troupe in tender scenes with Patrick.  Mac tells his former son-in-law that he will always be family to him for what he did and how he cared for Robin!   Elsewhere, you got to give it to Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) for caring about his bff Sabrina.  In a tender moment, Sabrina recalls wanting to wear her mother’s wedding dress down the aisle and the luck she thought that would bring her in a year where she and Patrick overcame so many obstacles!  Well, sorry to tell Sabrina, there is more drama ahead for her and Patrick, and right behind every door, apparently!

So, what did you think about the moment when Robert saw Robin?  The set-up of all the main players in the Robin return’s story in danger and in showdowns?  Did you think the final five minutes of  Friday’s GH were pretty spectacular?   Weigh-in!

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Jenni
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I was a puddle on the floor after Robert kicked in the door & saw his beloved little girl. The expressions brilliantly played by Tristan Rogers and Kimberly McCullough again showed why they are the greatest father-daughter team ever. I can’t wait to Monday to see the continuation and then soon we will see the best mother-daughter team reunion with Finola Hughes and again I guarantee I will be a puddle on the floor.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

One of GHs best moments…i cant wait for Monday…its like the good old days when the cliffhanger had you on the edge of your seat all weekend…i love it!!!

Sandy
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Sandy

Friday’s show was fabulous! I wish, wish, WISH we could have seen Liz and Patrick’s bachelor party! It would have been a reminder of the old days…a Friends Night Out with “Lick it-slam it-suck it!”! Hungover Liz was so funny! I love Liz and Patrick’s friendship, and Jason & Becky’s scenes were just terrific. Seeing Luke reunited with his old friends Robert and Anna was terrific, and I loved Anna finding out that Luke had seen and talked to Robin, and that she was there in Port Charles. And then the three of them plotting to save Robin at Spoon… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Kathleen was hiliarious…loved every minute of it…great comments there!

Shay
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Shay

Oh yes…our deliciously deceptive “Dr. O.” definitely didn’t disappoint!!!! Whatever transpires in the future, the “Great Gati” must remain in the GH universe…she is an absolute treasure!!!!. Could “Cartini” have been laying the groundwork for her to turn evidence against Faison after her discussion regarding that issue with Duke???? Would be sweet revenge for the humiliating jilting she suffered at the hands of “Cesar!” And a fine start on her road to redemption…or whatever would resemble it for her! LOL…..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Kathleen needs to be emmy nominated next year…

heidi
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heidi

Well said… Sandy!!! Agree!!! Friday’s episode was absolutely awesome!!! I too can’t wait for Monday!!! Everything was fabulous… Sandy said it very well!!!

Thank you Ron and Frank!!! Thank you to the best cast and so many of my favorites in one fabulous episode!!! GH is the best!!! Cannot wait for Monday!!!

Jules
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Jules

I just want to say, as touching as it was, it was such a rewrite of Mac to say he considered Patrick a son. Let’s be real here, under Guza’s pen, Mac never liked Patrick. He put up with him after he married Robin, but then went right back to being a d!ck towards him (not unwarranted given what Patrick did, but it was never a groove he really took himself out of anyway). Sweet and lovely, and I appreciate RC giving Patrick a better relationship with his ex “father-in-law”. But there was a lot more bad blood (on Mac’s… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I so wish… the writers.. would delve so much further in to Mac and Felicia… mainstays… sure… enigmatic.. as a couple and independantly… why not… they both have a strong lineage to draw from…. Felicia and Maxie.. was so nice to see her supporting her daughter at the custody hearings…. as for big Mac: I find him discerning… lovable… loyal, great… a catch. why not… writers.. delve in to what triggers Mac…. he’s sheltered.. if you will… his love for.. Robin, Georgia.. and Maxie… has two grandchildren… let him unleash his primate.. his MAN… he’s deelish… let them get angry…… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

That was Juan at Sabrinas door…Ava was at Patricks to tell him about Robin…Noah shouldve been there!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

And thoses dvds Ava destroyed in previous episode had nothing to do with Connies murder… An embarrased Ava was getting rid of her collection of Richard Simmons ‘Sweating To The Oldies’ dvds because she would die if any one found out she was stupid enough to purchase them!!!

Shay
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Shay

Oh yeah…those two crazy chicks would OWN the place. Talk about the inmates running the asylum!!!!! Would be great if they stashed Faison there for awhile too….I think he would definitely qualify for admission to the Miscavage, as well!!!! And wouldn’t it be fabulous fun whenever one (or more) of them decided (ala Heather…) to break from their confines to take a “walk on the wild side” around Port Chuck????

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, jimh! I also mentioned Noah’s glaring absence….then again, maybe he’s clairvoyant and knows that in the end there isn’t going to be a wedding, so he didn’t bother to make the trip….fingers crossed!!!!!!! (He can come for Christmas to visit with Patrick, Emma and ROBIN!!!!) : )

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Hope our mutual fave Dr.O ends up working at the hospital…if Franco can get a second chance so can she…but she can still have some villiany moments!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

arent’ they keeping us on pins and needles.. ie: the outcome of Dr. O. ???

I want her redeemed… she’s the next busy body.. of daytime…

in the context of Enid… ex- AMC… greg’s mother…

she’s a show unto herself…

GH/disney/ABC : this is a gideons trumpet blaring.. save Kathleen Gati…

Shay
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Shay

@jimh and Patrick…Well if today is any indication, our favorite feisty frau is in no mood for rehabilitation! Once again, “Dr. O.” was wildly wicked and unrepenatently ill-behaved, as she attempted to get the best of Anna. Although it looks like her jig (gig?) may soon be up, I wouldn’t count out the shady lady yet. At the least, she should be allowed to escape for another round of future evil-doing, although I really prefer her somehow remaining a regular fixture at Wyndemere. The presence of Liesel, Faison and their assorted hostages has turned that stuffy old mansion into one… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

And since Heather always sneaks out…maybe Dr.O can sneak out on occasion too…in any case i dont think…hopefully…that we have seen the last of them!

ethel
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i was reduced to tears when robert saw robin – OMG!!! i was so happy for robert because he took robin’s “death” so hard because he felt as though he failed to save his little girl……………
jerry jax will probably get away as he usually does so he can return later on & reak some more havoc – i want luke to shoot faison in the head but i want him to survive & be in a vegetation state & i want anna to kick obreit’s @$$ all over wynndemere…………

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

That scene with Robert and Robin should be summitted to emmys next year and GH should win for best soap just from that clip alone. I would love that fight scene with Dr.O revealing to Anna that the are sisters…that would make it a shocking plot twist(someone else mentioned that sisters thing too sometime ago) I didnt like that Luke shot Faison in the preview scene…Port Chuck needs a Santa this Christmas and i was hoping it would be Faison!!! lol

Ces
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Ces

I absolutely LOVED the ending when Robert finds Robin!!! I could feel the lump in my throat at that moment. So wish Tristan was hanging around GH instead of Y&R.
Pretty sure it’s Carlos behind the door at Patrick’s.

Can’t wait for Monday’s episode and the look on Anna’s face when she see’s Robin!

KUDOS to GH for keeping me so entertained 🙂

Ann Marie Blon
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Ann Marie Blon

I loved the show alot yesterday. I know not everyone likes how Ron and Frank do the show but I love how they do the show and how they set it up.

Shirley A Miller
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Shirley A Miller

GH had the BEST Friday storyline and cliffhanger that I have seen for a long time…..All the actors gave superb performances. The best moment had to be when Robert kicked in the door and Robin came running to see who had broken in ….and the shocked looks on their faces were out of this world!!!! I loved Duke and Dr. O’s conversation in the cave and Dr. O’s resentment against Anna – who she despises with a passion. Then who is behind the 2 doors? I do believe it is Juan behind Sabrina’s, maybe bringing her the dress her mother… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Agree completely with you Shirley… about Anders/Faison and Kathleen/Dr. O!!! I really want Anders/Faison back many.. many times!!! He is so much fun even when he is bad. They must find a story to bring him back… PLEASE… RC and FV!!! I adore Anders and want him back!!!

su0000
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su0000

My door guess is;

At Sabrina’s door is someone with her mother’s wedding dress..

At Patrick’s door is Ava to bring tell about Carlos seeing Robin..

I hope this wedding will go down in history as the 1st soap wedding to happen without last seconds drama ..
ie( as Robin or whomever running in to stop the wedding.. sigh ..

Shay
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Shay

And I (REALLY) hope this wedding doesn’t EVER happen…….

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

Me Too!

donna howse
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donna howse

love the show every day i laugh cry and the hair on my arms stand up awesome writing and acting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buddy
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Buddy

Everyone has pretty much covered everything already, but… WOW!!! I loved every minute of it, and yes I too was crying when Robin and Robert saw each other finally… I know it is going to be Juan with Sabrina’s Mother’s dress at Her door, but was hoping that Noah was the one that showed up at Patrick’s door, still hoping for that on Monday… I don’t think Jerry Jacks is going to get loose, just yet though, I have a very strong feeling that Bobbie is going to show up, at Luke’s door, only to find Her former flame tied… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Personally I think Patrick opens up his door and sees his father standing there. Welcome back to Port Chuck Dr. Noah Drake!

Shay
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Shay

If only……but alas, I don’t think Rick Springfield is currently slated for a return engagement!

Sue
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Sue

Yes Friday was great but really I just want Patrick to see Robin it is time to move on

su0000
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su0000

Love all the cliffhangers.. It’s hard to wait for Mondays!!

Mark
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Mark

Loved Fridays show so much!!!

heidi
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heidi

The BEST episode!!! Loved it all!!! Thanks you everyone at GH!!! Well done!!!

Jules
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Jules

This story is so paint by numbers. I’ve been writing this plot out in my head long before I’m seeing it on screen. RC is a good writer (totally old school and albeit a hellova frustrating one) and I know why he’s doing this in this way, but come on, is this not the most obvious story angle they could have possibly taken??? That aside, my heart aches for Robin. I hate what she’s hearing from Emma, Sabrina and Patrick and making her doubt her reunion with her family. We all know there’s not a chance in hell Patrick would… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

you did it again…. your paragraph 2 surmises it all. Patrick slid and ventured unwittingly.. into areas of collapse.. utter doom… Lost… and pathed a road of destruction.. if you will “…the abyss Patrick was sucked into after Robin died.” True love knows… will I ache.. for “sharing” … hell yes… I want him Back. He wants her back… that glass bubble.. between the two of them is insurmountable.. unbreakable… it’s 2 of them against… ————- I don’t know.. It’s my interpretation… for.. the greatest love story.. forever. ———— the writers’ it would seem… are going to make… and it… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

Thanks Patrick, as always, for your positive feedback. I too am wondering what they’ll do with Robin and Britt. So far, they haven’t exactly talked about what Britt did to Patrick- not in a square off, as you put it, or just discussion. Maybe Robin just has bigger fish to fry she can’t concentrate or focus on anything else. Or maybe Robin is letting bygones be bygones feeling like she doesn’t have too many allies right now and needing every one she’s got. Whatever the case, I hope it is visited too. It’s a beat that needs to be played.… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Jules (and Patrick, too! ) The only true “abyss” Patrick was sucked into was “Sabrina!” (But I do understand what you mean about Dr. Drake’s bereft nature following Robin’s “death”…..it’s such a shame that a worthier woman was not chosen to fill the void.) However, hopefully, VERY soon this entire subject will become moot when the truth about the real Mrs. Drake becomes known….

Shay
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Shay

Jules….If you thought “Sappy” was intolerable thus far, then today’s episode will send you into “sugar shock.” The awesome action and heart-stopping, superior storytelling that featured Luke, Scorpio, Anna, Faison, Duke, Robin and the delicious “Dr. O.” was sadly juxtaposed with the most inane and immature Disney-style drivel featuring the gushing, blushing “babysitter bride” and her “lucky wedding dress.” It was so ridiculous it beggared belief….I actually felt sorry for Rebecca Herbst being a part of that stupidity. (Although glad that she had a nice little moment with her real-life hubby. I had not seen them together onscreen before…funny, I… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

Ah Shay. I so enjoy reading your thoughts and words. As a big Robin and Patrick fan, and an admirer of those who appreciate the English language, your posts give me double the pleasure. Don’t ever stop.

Shay
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Shay

Thank you (once again)@Jules! Always a pleasure to hear from you. I’m hoping we will both be pleased with the forthcoming developments in the Robin vs. Sappy showdown. I suppose only time will tell. Team Robin!!!!! P.S. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, although I am aware that Canada does their Thanksgiving a month previous to ours….perhaps you celebrate twice if you are located close to our border? (Hey, there’s always “Black Friday!!!!)

Jules
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Jules

Call me a crazy fan, but I see the writing slanting in favour of Robin in the Robin VS whatshername showdown. The writing might elicit pity for Sabrina, but that’s as far as they’ll get in what feelings they’ll be able to pull from the (majority of the) audience after Robin shows her who’s boss. Heck yeah, Team Robin! Team Patrick and Robin all the way! And thank you, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. No black Friday here either (or not the real, American one) but I appreciate the sentiment nonetheless. Do some good shopping for me… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

….And by Tuesday I meant Monday, but a long weekend obviously.

It’s been a long day.

Shay
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Shay

Okay@Jules….You’re a crazy fan! (Just kidding….) But I hope you are correct that the writers will grace us with a strong Team Robin/Patrick finish….and that the happy endgame for the Drakes is finally (FINALLY!) within sight….not quite sure about that yet. The extremely obvious effort over the past year has been so over-the-top biased in painting Little Miss “Whatshername” as this magically magnanimous, multi-tasking angel of mercy who rescues the morose doctor from his own grief that I can’t believe there will not be further machinations to still make it all about HER. It’s as if the ptb’s can’t help… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Seriously now! When the show can be THIS good without a trace of sonny or the mob….WHY can’t the show steer in that direction??? Sonny and the mob have dominated his show for nearly 20 years….to vocal angry passionate fan dissatisfaction. Yet the show keeps writing for sonny as if he is a hero…in spite of the fact hat he shot his son at point blank range…he recently threatened to kill Carly….the mother of one of his children…he was all set to take out Julian. Sonny is not a hero…he is not one to root for…he is a disgusting hypocritical… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree with you….

GH created these extraordinaire.. if you will… that catapulted the era… the populace way of thinking… and haven’t relinquished… that it’s stagnant and overpopulated.. with talent that is better left supporting… or backburner.. till story reveals for

digress… animate your stance.. i hear you…. it’s relevant for progression.. that the show must go on…

there comes a point.. when it’s ultimately.. reeling.. that these characters drag.. other characters and newbies.. into the abyss…

’nuff said.

Traci deserved Joe Scully, Jr.
Connie deserved her enlivening Port Charles

it’s soapbox… bantering

Patrick
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Patrick

my position being: why and much ado about…: Luke and Sonny

Wil
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Wil

Sorry. Totally disagree. Sonny & Carly are an iconic GH couple. It’s true, the last years under Guza were bad. But when he was on, GH was GREAT. I love Ron’s writing and his incorporation of mob storylines is great. GH started the anti hero thing and did the mob the BEST. GH is back and it’s FANTASTIC!

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

Just saw Friday’s episode and all I can say is that my beloved GH is back! I have been a fan of how Frank and Ron have respected GH’s history and fans ever since they came to the show. I so appreciate how the have kept spoilers at bay and the show is so much better for it! Yes, I’d love to know who’s coming back or some intricate plot points but the satisfaction of actually gasping at what’s on the air is a pleasant reminder of what was so appealing about soaps. That said, I too, must join in… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

That Liesl chick is just whacked and irrational but she is so funny!! She reminds me of that raunchy German chick from Austin Powers! I hope they can find a way to haveher around. I am not a fan of evil triumphing….but this broad is too funny to even think of as evil. I know the Daytime Emmys usually reward high drama but there is a place for high camp…not everyone can play it…but she commits to it whole hog and just goes for it. Her grim depressing sad melanxholy karaoke song was so funny! I really would like just… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

Fridays episode was fabulous! The good old days of GH are back. I hope GH jumps to #1 soap. Congrats to Frank, Ron, and the entire cast and crew. This has been GH’s year! Standing O!

Rodd
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Rodd

Simply put: Loved everything about it!

boes
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boes

It was a good episode – and without Orange Glow Sonny or his girl friend, FogHorn Leghorn Falconeri – and we were also spared the horror that is FrankenTodd, Creepi and the Slagbeast.

If Ron C. and Co. could do THIS consistently the show would be great.

Carly
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Carly

Friday’s episode was awesome! I watched it over and over again!!

Charday
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Charday

A great week on GH!! This week was heavy on characters that I watch GH for, and light on the ones I don’t like (Sonny, Kiki, Carly, and Franco). Was glad to see Lulu lost the baby. Good to see AJ back–so tired of him being Sonny’s whipping boy during the Connie/murder storyline.

JR
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JR

The Anna & Duke Reunion AND Robert & Robin Reunion is FTW! Some nice touches with Sabrina and the dress and Liz being hung over. Friday’s ep was very good.

Brett
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Brett

Wonderful episode, can’t wait for tonight!

General Hospital

Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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