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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Will Detective Sexy Pants Save Maxie From Dunkleman?

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

What a headline, eh?  So, on ABC’s General Hospital it has become apparent that Levi Dunkleman (Zachary Garred) is not on the up and up!  And from the looks of it he is setting up Nathan (AKA Detective Sexy Pants) to take the fall, making it look as if he is the one who turned Levi into the immigration authorities causing him to be deported back to Australia!

After Maxie (Kirsten Storms) threw Nathan (Ryan Paevey) out of her apartment (where he has been living) and now is promising to go back to Australia with Levi, can the detective get Maxie to see the error of her ways?  That he is the good guy and not duplicitous Levi?  Can Nathan win her heart, when it is oh-so-apparent, that these two are drawn to each other?

In a preview for this week’s upcoming episodes of GH,  Nathan talks with Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) at the PCPD trying to go over the evidence to prove that Levi is the one who called the authorities, but in the end Nathan feels like they don’t have any solid proof!

Watch the clip after the jump and then weigh-in!  Are you now rooting for Nathan and Maxie to get-together as one of the shows next favorite couples?  Do you hope they find a way to get Levi out of Port Charles for good?

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curacaoman
curacaoman

Levi has to go. What an unappetising, ridiculous and annoying character.

su0000
su0000

duh .. yah ..
If you haven’t noticed..
The Dunkleman is in disguise..
The hair, accent and ugly shirts are not the real Dunkleman’ ..
Wait for it …. the unveil ..
There is different man behind the curtain ..

Carly J
Carly J

Maxie gives credibility to the term “Dumb Blonde”

dmr
dmr

I agree; just a total waste of air-time. Ugh.

Tanya
Tanya

I agree with all of you Levi is a jerk I knew He was trouble from the moment he entered gh What really made me angry was him fooling maxie pretending to be Australian. I hope he gets killed so Maxie can finally be happy with Nathan the way it should be. How can Maxie not love Nathan after all the wonderful things he has done lying to the judge so she can get custody of her daughter. That is true love. If I were Maxie I would want to be with Nathan because he is special man.

curacaoman
curacaoman

And it would be awesome to see Maxie squaring it off with Muter!

szmitty
szmitty

Yes, Mathan would be a great couple…get rid of Dunkelman…the dude has a weird body it freaks me out…keep his shirt on from now on please

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

Would it help to know that Levi Dunkleman was really born a girl named Levita Dunklewoman…lol

Phil
Phil

LMAO

rachie
rachie

I cant stand levi he is got to be the most aggravating character ever with his prissy actions and stupid outfits. He could be a new love for brad lol. I dont know why he gets so much air time its caused me not to watch as much.also since they put so much foundation makeup on him why cant they give him some eyelashes. he could pass as a jody foster drag queen haha!

Patrick
Patrick

LOL

OK JimH

you win again… outright hysterical

Levi has grown on me… because he’s an enervating oddity
Maxie chose him… for some reason… Nathan is obvious… drool some

but… it’s a quirky threesome that, as posted below… if the writers have it in them… to explore… this new trio…. GO FOR IT

three actors… who are on par… not overdoing it… overloading… one another… just their… to be

heck… if for nothing else… it gives us, the audience a chance… to see Nathan ACT… and surprise surprise… he emotes with Levi

so what if he connects

rebecca1
rebecca1

first: Levi…not Levy! ahem…

I agree Patrick. I’m loving the three of them…I think the exchanges between Levi and Nathan are quite comical.

And yes, Nathan’s quirky…but I’m not sure yet if that is truly his personality or part of his plan. Either way, I think he’s playing the part well…and if they decide to keep him, maybe even redeem him…could be fun. I think he’s good-looking and as usual; guess I’m a softie for Aussies…

rebecca1
rebecca1

oh man!!!! what is wrong with me these days! (guess other things on my mind than soaps…)

sigh. I meant Levi is quirky…not Nathan.

Michael…I BESEECH THEE…edit or delete button???? Is that possible to add???

Christy
Christy

bwhahahahahah

i can’t stand his tank tops!

Cathy
Cathy

Sexy pants is a keeper great chemistry between Kirsten & Ryan can This be another super couple ala scrubs

su0000
su0000

ahah seriously?
”super couples” are rare, very rare and few..
And it take a 10 year run or so to even be in the category of a ”super couple” and then it could be ify ..

So answer; No ..

Johnny
Johnny

Not at all really. Most supercouples from the past were named that after a year or two….think back to the 80’s when the term was coined. Almost every couple on DAYS had supercouple status between 1984-1988. Another World had several. Santa Barbara had several and it wasn’t even on the air for 10 years. All it takes is writers who will go full tilt doing some super writing for couples and making the audience care. Alas…romance is all too rare on soaps these days. Most couples on GH today make me want to gag….Sonny and anyone…Carly and Franco…Julian and Alexis…etc.

GH50
GH50

This guy can never be part of a super couple because he just can’t act. The fact that he is referred to as “Sexy Pants” just amplifies the point that he is just there to be looked at. And it’s nothing personal and I really don’t want to be mean. From the interview I saw with him, RP seems like a very nice guy, but he is in over his head and as a viewer I expect to see quality acting on a show like GH.

Dan
Dan

For a guy that came to the show with very little acting experience, and has been given a lot of scenes right off the bat, I think Ryan Paevey has done a pretty good job overall. He’s not great by any means, but there’s definitely something there to work with.

I mean, obviously, we know the main reason he was brought to the show. He has abs you can grate cheese on, which I think they must be contractually obligated to show at least 3 times per week, lol.

When he first showed up, I wanted not to like him, but he’s grown on me. And I like him and Maxie together as a potential couple.

Harry
Harry

Kristin Storms deserves better. She could ignite chemistry with a Chia Pet and clearly makes RP rise to the occasion (no word play intended).
As far as Levi is concerned, I feel sorry for the actor because clearly he is a walking plot device. You’re supposed to detest him and the more you do so, the better Robocop looks and hence, you will be rooting for Maxie and Robocop.

Shay
Shay

@GH50….While I can understand your views on RP’s shortcomings in the acting department, I honestly have seen a subtle improvement in his abilities. It really seems to depend upon with whom he is involved in his scenes. He does a better job with some characters than others….yes, he was extremely green when he started, but I do believe he is slowly but surely adjusting to the demands of the show, and I say this as one of those rare females who is not completely blinded by his looks. Yes, I can admit he is a handsome guy, but far from being the most gorgeous to ever trod a soap opera canvas, in my opinion! Having said that, I would like to know why it is permissible to constantly pick apart RP’s obvious lack of acting experience when one of the worst ever performers on a soap has not only been totally propped in a lead capacity for the better part of two years, but is now being hailed for her upcoming return to GH…yes, I am referring to Sobby the Insipid Nurse. There has never been one iota of her demonstrating any kind of promise in upping her most rudimentary approach to acting, and yet we are all supposed to kneel down and kiss the ground because she is soon to be back to once again drag down the program with her less than skillful dramatics. Just had to ask…..

Omar
Omar

To have a supercouple the most important thing is two have two talented actors..Kristen is great but Ryan is nice to look at but he is like a pill..HARD to swallow..Sorry these two characters never will be a supercouple…Bring Johnny back and pair him with Maxie..That can be a super hot couple!!

KJ
KJ

Levi needs to go! Naxie/Mathan all the way! Nathan needs Dante’s help because he is too in love with Max(love that he calls her that) to gather the necessary evidence. The Immig guy was paid bt Levi, the call to Immig was probably only a few seconds, and they need to grab Levi’s phone to show he called the judge!!!

Andrea
Andrea

Love love love Nathan. He’s the nicest character on the show!! Maxie needs to wake up but we all know Nathan will rescue her in the nick of time. It’s Ratings gold for GH!!! Levi is connected to Mac somehow

Johnny
Johnny

If he is connected to Mac somehow…it sure would be nice to actually see Mac once in a while!!

Patrick
Patrick

OH… thats too funny… because.. Mac can’t stand Levi

it’s all he can take for his baby doll Maxie…

I love him and his fatherhood

if this gives us a chance to see more big Mac… I’m there

I love his feeling… for “his” daughters

Robin
Georgia
Maxie

’nuff said

along with his lovely Felicia

more than a STAND UP guy

dmr
dmr

I agree; I like Mac. He can be very funny. Where is Felicia?

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

Maxi has been written dumbdown like Tracy…she most likely will elope with Levi(i think Levi is the son of Richard Simmons and that other clown that appeared for one episode on GH in the 1980s-Daffy Doodle, if any remember)…i want Levi and Rosalee to become a couple and depart for parts unknown…and please, in the meantime, keep Levi’s shirt on…im sick of gagging…lol

Marge
Marge

I totally agree about the shirt!!!!!!!!!!! BLEAH!!!!!!

he does have an agenda!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

oh, it surprised me to no end… to see him in all his glory boxer briefs

I’ll take more… with the rest of the cast

Levi is a disarming character… working his act… and nuance

imbibing with gusto

his foreign integrity emboldens his reason to adjust and free his self

hello Levi

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

Now i hear Morgan will be paired with Rosalee…PLEASE, NO…Morgan deserves better…id settle with Morgan and a Sabrina pairing but not Rosalee…

Shay
Shay

What in the name of Sam Hill did Morgan do to deserve either Gross-alie or Sappy? I know he is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but good gravy the poor guy can certainly do better than either one of those she-meeeees. They are like the flip sides of the same coin (Evil/Evil and Goody/Goody…) and neither is good enough for Morgan! Better to put him back with Kiki….at least they have things in common and some basic chemistry!!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Never mind the shirt– tell him to keep his pants on– if I see him in his briefs one more time, with nothing left to the imagination, if you know what I mean, I might not just gag but lose my lunch— some men look really sexy in their underwear, but not this guy.

dmr
dmr

I’m cracking up-the son of Richard Simmons!!! I know; I hate what the writers have done to Tracy. It’s sad when the village idiot-Kiki-appears to be brighter than Tracy.

Witchblade
Witchblade

Rosalie and Levi would be great together they have sooo much in common. That way they can’t ruin any other character’s lives. LOL

J.Steele
J.Steele

I agree, from day one I’ve been saying he has to go. This guy gets on my nerves. All he wants is a green card!

su0000
su0000

pfffttt
he most likely is a citizen..
He is con man.. and the accent is phoney, all in his game.. yup!

jenni
jenni

I think you should call nathen detective sexy abbs. He and maxie are cute to gether

Patrick
Patrick

I would tell the actor… ryan/Nathan

no longer pose for the camera… those stills… we Know

just have at her… assert your needs

quell nothing… just get some

it’d disarm the audience… as it’s fixed with his looks

su0000
su0000

ahaaa..
I am loving that Dunkleman guy!!
Poor guy. Anyone with the name ”Dunkleman” has to get some pity.. gotta love the humor in that name.
Anyways– of course Nathan will save Maxie and he then be her hero ..

I just hope they won’t be a couple..
couples are doomed for tragedy after the first kiss and worse of all are BORING.

People who hate the the Dunkleman’ , just don’t ”get it” ; poor souls.. 🙂

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

Well, maybe if there is a shocking twist and Levi turns out to be a transexual who was born a woman named Levita that might make him or her more interesting…lol

Johnny
Johnny

No!!!! One Zarf on an ABC soap was more than enough!!!

Jack
Jack

LOl. You my friend are very funny, I think you are watching, too much Jerry Springer episodes.

su0000
su0000

hi jimh
No way is Dunkleman a Levite, he is- The Dunkleman!!!
You do realize- GH is the only soap ever to have a Dunkleman !! Yup,
Yes!…. Da` Dunkleman is ours all ours!
I get a kick outta that guy!! 🙂

(I might have to get Da` Dunkleman T-Shirt !)

Johnny
Johnny

Su….with all due respect…you are either Ron Carlivati in disguise….or you have the most potent happy pills on Earth!!!! I’ll take 1500 milligrams please!!! I want to watch this show through your eyes and see how you can possibly love everything about it!! LOL. I will agree with you that anyone named Dunkleman deserves a bit of leeway…along with some chuckles and guffaws…but that’s as far as I go.

su0000
su0000

Hey Johnny!
That Dunkleman guy is a riot! I get more than few laugh off him..
If people could get the past hate and see the guy as he is he is funny in a strange way ahaaa..
His fake accent, the one that fools maxie, is as phoney as Republican speech..
anyways, I the Dunkleman guy .. lol
if people can not see the humor in him, well I feel sorry for them and they take the soap BS way to seriously 🙂

pssstttt it’s only all make believe, yup I swear it is .. have fun!

rebecca1
rebecca1

@su0000…”Dunkleman’s” accent is not fake. He’s Australian in real life.

Harry
Harry

When I read Dunkleman I unconsciously read Dunkin Doughnuts which leads me to wonder if Su000 is one doughnut short of a dozen.

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

GH has a lot of Dunklmans in its cast…they just have different last names…lol

rebecca1
rebecca1

@Harry…LOL

KM
KM

It was pretty obvious Levi wasn’t on the up and up from Day 1. The character was clearly designed to annoy from the start in order to push Nathan and Maxie together. The problem for me is Maxie has been so dumbed down as a character and Nathan so undeveloped that I really can’t feel much spark from either of them as a couple. They’re OK…not in your face annoying like Levi but not particularly compelling either.

They need to cut their losses with Levi sooner rather than later. The original plan seems to have been that he was actually after Felicia’s Aztec jewels (which she returned and no longer has BTW, RC) but I hope they had the good sense to pull the plug on that plot point.

Just end it with Levi always having been out to scam a green card and ship him back to Australia. Enough of this annoying character already.

Beth CP
Beth CP

@KM-Your first paragraph sums up my overrall view of this pairing. They are little more than “OK” and they are far from “compelling”, especially when this headwritter obviously telegraphed his intensions from the moment RP’s Nathan arrived at KiSt’s Maxie’s door as she was leaving for her “Eat, Pray, Whatever Else She Was Doing Tour”/maternity leave.

Realistically, if RC really understood Maxie, she’d be running rings around both Nathan and Levi and would have already figured out Levi’s scam. As it is, she appears to be another stereotypical bubble head blonde when previously she’s been one of the sharpest knives in the drawer.

Allen Saint James
Allen Saint James

Maxie met Levi at a very vunerable. Point in her in her life, she was unsure of herself trying to be a better person and extremly insecure. Levi swooped in and said he had all the new age answers and made her feel better. Its an abusive relationship

dmr
dmr

I agree; there is nothing appealing or compelling with this “filler” story. It’s beyond boring.

Susan
Susan

Maxi may not have been the smartest character on GH, but she certainly was never this dumb. It was so obvious who told the judge Nathan lied. I don’t even enjoy watching her anymore and she used to be one of my favorite characters. At this point I think Nathan is too good for her.

Johnny
Johnny

What a completely wasted opportunity!! The show had the perfect chance to tell a classic love triangle that could have had fans divided right down the middle. The guy who plays Levi is charismatic and quirky and can be funny. He could have played a really nice entertaining character but instead he is obnoxious, rude, emotionally abusive and just a moron. They are trying so hard to push and prop the cop that they are working overtime to make us hate Levi. I don’t get the show at all these days. What kind of a cop would hand over his phone to two dimwits like Maxie and Levi? All he had to say was “I’m a cop and the numbers in my phone are confidential. Sorry you can’t look at my call log!”. End of story. And how are Maxie and Levi affording the services of Diane Miller?? Does other one of them have a job?

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

I agree with everything you said…what bugs me is that he is one of those in-your-face annoying characters…he couldve worked better as comic relief!!!

GH50
GH50

Johhny, your points are spot on. The fact is that these writers really only know how to write black and white, good vs evil and do so to force you in one direction. Same happened with Britt and Sabrina. When they try to add a little gray and blur the lines, like with Dr.O, it comes off as totally schizo and not believable.

The other problem is the constant dumbing down of characters to move along their thin/ dumb plots. Maxie is now a moron and your point about Nathan handing over the phone is well taken, but with these writers, it has to happen that way. Get the actors to the Rib, have them all stand there, have him hand over his phone and done. Wouldn’t it have been more interesting to make Maxie a little more resourceful and have her grab his phone while he’s sleeping or in the shower and discover the number for herself. But instead we get these contrived little scenes that make all the characters involved look silly. The writers have no idea how to plot out a series of events and fill them in intelligently.

Johnny
Johnny

Thanks!!!! Your letters are always intelligent and thoughtful too!! And another thing….who on Earth…I don’t care who you are or whether its fiction or truth….WHO would be THAT confrontational with a police officer all the time?? If you’re shady and up to no good you’re going to try to be low key about itm. You’re not going to barge and stomp around yelling at a cop..telling him off…threatening to punch him…accusing him of things etc. It is such stupid moronic writing and hard to fathom. Memo to Ron….WE GET IT!!!!!!!!! LEVI IS BAD!!!!!!!! The real Maxie would have squashed this dude under her high heel shoe. Aaarrrgggghhhhh…lol….the writing on this show frustrates me to no end and drives me up the wall. Due respect to Michelle Stafford…but can we just cut losses now??? Nothing about her character works in any way. She doesn’t even know how to act what is being written for her. Every time she talks, her voice and her facial expressions are saying “What the #;$- am I doing here?” And why does Alice warrant such intense love and devotion and worry and tears…and AJ had a 30 second funeral and is never mentioned again?? Why is a murderer the Chief of Staff and how could she hire a serial killer to work with children?? I know a lot of you will say “its only a soap” but I still expect shows up to make sense!! Even if its only in an internal logic kind of way. Nearly two months after Patrick’s car accident…him and Sam go to the scene of the crime…and find a guard rail damaged with noticeable black paint on it. So…you don’t think maybe the officers and crash scene investigators would have thought to do that?? Ron is good at long term plotting….but his day to day writing and story choices are terrible!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Quite some time’s past since these posts but I have to mention AJ vs. Alice. I was thinking the same thing…or a tad different.

I can understand the love and concern for Alice; she’s been part of the Q’s forever. So it makes sense.

But what I TOTALLY agree with and am beyond annoyed with is how little care was given when AJ was dying. Who showed up to visit him? Where were the tears for him? Did the Q’s fly in, gather round…No.

Tracy showed a bit of regret, Ned said oh what a shame he was family after all…and then they had the funeral of five or however little showed up.

Even if it was personal…some feud or animosity between RC and SK…RC should have gotten over it and given AJ the love in-the-end the character and the fans deserved. (And I’m being gracious because I don’t think he should have been killed off to begin with!)

rebecca1
rebecca1

First of all…I’ll repeat what I’ve said on other posts. I don’t think the actor portraying Levi is bad; matter of fact I think he’s good because he’s soooooo beyond annoying. I think he could be quite the looker himself; love his hair, his accent and I think he’s got a great body. Matter of fact…if he was cast as a good guy…or in a beach flick…he would be quite cute.

As for Detective Sexy Pants…hahhahaha…he has to be one of THE most gorgeous men to ever grace the screen; daytime or otherwise. And I’ve said this before too but his acting has grown in leaps and bounds…I find him so believable, so authentic, so genuine.

I don’t know if they’ve dumbed Maxi down. I think deep down she knows she cares for Nathan…but she’s be so hurt in the past that I think she’s in denial. She did the same thing when she wouldn’t allow herself to keep her own baby…or hid the truth form Lulu and Dante. She avoids so she doesn’t have to deal…

Not sure if Nathan will save the day in the nick of time and they’ll be an instant couple…or if it’ll get drawn out where Maxi marries Levy and some story unravels from there. In the old days that would have been the way. Now with budget…maybe they’ll want to get rid of the Levy character so they’ll hasten the story along. It’s a wait and see.

Either way, I’m enjoying it. I do think Maxi and Hottie are adorable together…

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

I might have liked Levi had he been used as comic relief instead of an annoying obnoxious inyourface villain…this show needs no more villians at the moment!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy

Levi has always been sketchy, and I think it speaks to Zachery Garred’s acting abilities that he’s made us hate the character so much. But yeah, Levi has to go, pronto! I think a big reveal is coming about who he really is, and I’m waiting for him to be connected to Jerry Jacks – they’re both Australian and they’re both evil.

su0000
su0000

Jimmy..
da` Dunkleman is a cool humorous guy if ya ”get it” lol

The writers did not give the guy the name of Dunkleman<–ahaa and give him girly red hair and ugly T-Shirts and a bloated accent if he we're not meant to a goofy silly fun character..

I know I will get a ` Dunkleman T-shirt..
((Its a bird its a plane its The Dunkleman !! ahaa ))

Harry
Harry

Where are you going to purchase your Dunkleman T-shirt? The same place your significant other bought his, “I”m with Stupid” T-shirt?

Shay
Shay

Yeah, su0000000000….our problem with GH is that we just don’t “get it” like you do…be it the “Dorkleman” or “crypt sex,” we are simply just not as cool as your “hipper than thou” self!!!!

lizzy
lizzy

Don’t get me wrong, I do like the Maxi character and the actress but I just don’t see her with Nathan, he needs a more mature woman with a strong sex appeal (Jordan), too bad GH is afraid to go there.

Patrick
Patrick

dare I say this :

and some will agree :

as hot as he is… wooden like

at least, Levi… acts…

and… LOL… there seems to be more chemistry with Levi and Nathan.. then with any one else on the cast.

and that’s not a bad thing

as for Maxie…. for all her eat love pray sojourn… and 2nd time the judge has told her… Ok take this lightly… she’s unfit… for another 6 months

I think more than any thing… fans are captivated by Nathan

it would be interesting … if the writing team had it in them… to further delve in to… a Maxie/Levi sojourn…

just to channel their energies… if this is what brought them back…. give Levi a chance… he’s not bothersome… in any way… so… let Maxie … commit to Levi… he’s hers. so what, that Mac, Nathan, and Dante may not like

he could be so much more… than we know…. LOL…. hint hint… Maxie would

all this to further along.. this worthwhile… threesome

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

Maybe Maxi will come home one evening find Levi and Nathan doing nude yoga together…and join them…lol

Allen Saint James
Allen Saint James

Ryan Paevy has really improved his acting skills. He seems more comfortable. Good for him! I imagine him being on this show for a long time. We need need a handsome hero.

Linda
Linda

I agree about Levi’s weird body shape and his ridiculous outfits…..I fast forward when he is on because I can’t stand him. Please, please end this storyline.

Shay
Shay

True, Linda! Those yoga pants Levi dons certainly don’t do him…or us….any favors!

Timmm
Timmm

Why doesnt “Detective Sexy Pants” save the viewers and go back to modeling! This acting thingcting isnt working out!

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

First of all I have to say I have always liked Maxi, even when she was at her worst…leading Lucky down the drug trail, etc. but I loved her with Spinilli. Apparently I’m in the minority but I do like Maxi and Nathan and I think there is a lot of potential for them to mend each other. He’s been on a mission of vengeance for for his supposedly dead sister only to find his crazy sister is alive but she isn’t his sister she’s his cousin and his mother isn’t his mother but his aunt. Maxi has had many traumas in her life; i.e, heart transplant, her dad runs off to be a spy (I love Frisco but he does like the exciting life), her sister dies, the Lucky thing, Spinilli, her baby and now the struggle to be who she isn’t. They could grow and mend together. AND…Nathan is nice to look at and Maxi’s eyes nearly pop out of her head everytime he is in his towel…lol.

dmr
dmr

I really don’t care much for this storyline. I’m sorry if I am offending anyone that does. But, last week sometime, an entire episode was practically dedicated to who called Immigration on Levi. Really, who cares? I’ve never been a huge fan of Maxie, I can’t stand Levi. I do like Nathan; but, I think he would be better suited with someone else. Who, I’m not sure…

Harold
Harold

Hmmm… Dunkelmann. German for Dark Man. As in hiding something? I still think that he is Sly Eckert, Bill Eckert’s son. He disappeared off the radar when he was a pre-teen.

Shay
Shay

That’s an intriguing theory, Harold! Never thought about the German translation for Levi’s surname….I merely thought it was for comic relief, as it had such a dorky connotation!!!! However, I still think if “Dunkelman” is linked to anyone it will be Jerry Jacks. But at this point, I really don’t much care anymore. This character is turning out to be such a dud that I am beginning to wonder if one day he will just up and disappear and we will never know who he really was. Wouldn’t surprise me!

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

I like Levi against Nathan. They are kinda funny but the writing for Maxie has been terrible. When did she get this stupid.

Renee Thomas
Renee Thomas

I don’t like the way you all have maxie character being so stupid, I hope that her eyes are open and maxie and Nathan get together

Shay
Shay

My biggest complaint with Maxie is that she has totally abandoned her considerable fashion cred just to appease that Dork from Down Under!!!! KS always looked so phenomenal in her extensive wardrobe—even while extremely pregnant—so to have her return in those mumsy frocks and drab eco-garb was just such a disappointment. She needs an intervention…a “Come to Manolos Moment” to regain her “Maximista Fashionista” mojo. After that, her normal personality and mental capabilities will return as well….as she realizes that her most fabulous accessory is none other than the TopCop, Nathan, by her side!!!!

Christy
Christy

which they’d do a background check on Levi. did he even get fingerprinted when arrested? but other than that, you can do a background check online, but I’d think Dante could do a very revealing check.

wonder if levi is even a real Aussie

Jeff
Jeff

I agree wih a couple of people here; Ryan Paevey’s cting hs improved greatly!

Jeff
Jeff

lol acting HAS improved greatly. LOL first day with the new hands lol

Sissy
Sissy

I agree, Ryan’s acting keeps improving. I think he’s doing great and also happens to be one of the most beautiful humans on the planet.

Dunkleman is soooo annoying, which means the actor is doing his job well!

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

If they are going to keep Levi for anything other than as a recipient of viewer ire, then they really need to get him involved in a story with more substance than this silly immigration problem.

Levi’s reveal to Maxie yesterday of why he cannot return to Australia was weak as water. Facing a prison sentence? Please. I wasn’t born yesterday and neither were the rest of the viewers. A green card marriage when Immigration already has him on the radar????? Please. If rumors are correct and Levi is attached to someone else in Port Charles, then for goodness sake, get on with the story. This business with Maxie just doesn’t cut it.

BTW, anybody else wondering when Maxie is going to get a job? Maybe they can work at Kelly’s.

Shay
Shay

Work at Kelly’s? Cannot see the slack-tivist Svengali “Dumbsterman” or his mind-numbed disciple Maxie toiling away at that purveyor of prodigious plates of pork products (aka “BLTs”) even though I think his so-called “veganism” is just as phony-baloney (no pun intended…) as everything else about his ludicrous lifestory seems to be.

Mark Riley
Mark Riley

levi needs to go can not stand him

LindaLou
LindaLou

Maybe Levi The Obnoxious is Holly’s other son (with Robert Scorpio) ???

Carole
Carole

Hi everyone today is Augest 11,,2014. I have been a devoted GH fan for 40 years and to me the story line with this Levi guy has GOT TO GO ! The actor is ok yet im not liking him and im sure thats what the writers wanr dislike. of his charector sh Levi exits the show and moves on to other venues. The guy that plays Nathen is a real hunk very charming with an edge. I believe he will be one of Gh`s heart throbs of all time IF he gets enough viewing time. Insofar as Maxie ive always liked her with Spinelli they were soul mates and I miss him on the show. I am also happy that Robin is back for another tease then she will get back to directing but she is a beloved charector. I enjoy the charector of Patrick he is another handsome man and a phenomenal actor, the best actor on GH. I would also like Nicholas and Brit to finally get together and marry. That adorable kid that plays little spencer is a REAL actor he`s gonna make it big one bright day as he grows up.. LUKE well we`ll..see him when he feels like it and ill always LOVE his charector.ok people I have blabbed enough. To those of you in faith God bless you and yours…

Erica
Erica

I for one love Nathan! It’s true the actor had some things to learn but I think he’s coming along I have the most problems with Maxie. I agree with most people. She is not being smart about anything lately and it irritates me because she’s usually pretty smart. I get she’s vulnerable but geeze. I think the actor that plays leving needs the most work. As we know now she will snap out of it.

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GH Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

This week on General Hospital the fallout from Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) nuptials will change the course of several lives including Carly’s (Laura Wright), who has come to bust up of the wedding, by busting out of Ferncliff!

Meanwhile, after those close to Drew (Billy Miller) encourage him to try to date again after his divorce from Sam (Kelly Monaco), he ends up in a surprise encounter with Marqaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson).  Will sparks fly?

Check out these other teasers for this week’s GH below, and you can watch the tease for Monday’s episode here.

Let us know in the comment section below what storyline has you most intrigued.

MONDAY JULY 16

Michael is torn.

TUESDAY JULY 17

Valentin puts two and two together.

WEDNESDAY JULY 18, 2018  

Curtis offers Liz an explanation.  

THURSDAY JULY 19, 2018 

Carly faces the consequences of her actions.

 FRIDAY JULY 20, 2018

Obrecht encounters an obstacle.

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GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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Dominic Zamprogna Speaks Out On His Decision To Leave GH, His Final Scenes With Emme Rylan & How Dante Exited The Canvas

A few weeks ago, General Hospital fans watched as one of the series beloved stars, Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) exited the show in scenes opposite his longtime on-screen love interest, Emme Rylan (Lulu).  For nine years, Zamprogna brought authenticity, emotion, and heart to the son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) to life.  While Dante’s journey started out with a bang, literally (thanks, Sonny!), over the years it appeared he was taking a backseat in meatier storylines.  All the while, Dante and Lulu remained one of the more popular duos with the viewers.

After much reflection, Zamprogna decided it was time for him to walk away from a place that became his second home.  His desire now shifted to play different characters in different projects, but it was not without taking many things into account with his life-changing decision.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Dominic to glean more insight into: if there was anything GH could have done to make him sign on the dotted line again, what went down to make those final scenes seem so rushed, how it was to say goodbye to his co-workers in front of the camera and behind the scenes, if he would consider a return at some point, and how would he feel if GH now planned on recasting Dante, and much more.

For us; we recall meeting Dominic for the first times just six months into his time at General Hospital for our first interview together.  We were instantly struck by his sincerity, humor, and his eagerness to learn from some of the best in the business.  Now exiting as a “soap vet“, per se, it is a full-circle moment that we had the time to conclude his GH journey with this conversation.  Here’s what Dom had to say about it all.

What were the factors that contributed to your decision to exit GH?  Was there a pivotal moment where you were feeling, and recognizing, that you were underutilized that you felt you needed to make a change? 

DOMINIC:  When you named me the “Most Underutilized Actor of 2017!” (Laughs) Well, my plan was never to stay forever.  But half-way through my second contract,  Emme Rylan (Lulu) and I were approached by our producer on set, who said words to the effect of: you guys have been on the sideline, time to get you into the game.  That led to the Dante cheating storyline, which gave us story for about a year … which was great!  But as that ended, so did any subsequent storylines, it seemed.  In the year that followed, I started entertaining thoughts of leaving.  By the next year, I started talking about it with my wife, Linda, who had started to notice that maybe I wasn’t happy anymore, and I wasn’t.  That’s not a good feeling, especially if you’re bringing that energy home with you.  Then, I made the mistake of going on social media, which is a terrible place to go sometimes.  But fans were saying the same sort of things I was feeling.  Was it all due to story or lack-thereof?  No.  I was starting to crave playing other roles, and that’s hard to do when you’re under contract.

Were discussions even had with Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and the powers-that-be about your feelings of dissatisfaction over not being utilized more in storylines?

DOMINIC:  The discussions happened late.  Not until the negotiation process, actually.  I’m no squeaky wheel I guess, but I also don’t feel it’s in my job description to be one.  I did put out a few ideas here and there, but they didn’t happen.  I know other actors have tried the same and it didn’t lead to anything for them, either.  I was a creation of Bob Guza (former head writer, GH), and maybe I was spoiled by the amount of great writing I received while he was there.

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There had to be some sadness in walking away from GH.

DOMINIC:  Oh yeah… it was sad.  I built that character, and now here I was walking away from it, and essentially my second family.  That’s been the hardest part.  Lifelong friendships were made, and memories.  However, it’s been over a month and a half since I’ve been at GH and I feel happy.  I’ve been up in Canada shooting Tin Star, which has been a great experience.  I’ve stayed in touch with everybody and I miss everybody, in fact, I just spoke to Mo (Maurice Benard) yesterday, and I’m in class with Emme (she won’t leave me alone).  But, I feel like I made the right choice for me at this moment.

To clarify; were you actually trying to work out a deal to stay put, but both sides just could not hammer things out to a satisfactory conclusion?

DOMINIC:  We did try to work out a deal.  After more talks and conversations, I felt maybe we were going to get things done.  I was being told things would change and maybe shift things in the direction we wanted to go.  But at the end of the day, it’s gotta be in writing.  I feel like I’d been told similar things in the past which hadn’t come to fruition.  I was also reminded that it was me who needed to sign my name on that dotted line and live with that decision, and I chose not to do so.

If someone would have said to you: “We have an “A” story for you, and you are going to be driving it,” would you have been more apt to stay?   

DOMINIC:  There was talk about us sitting down and talking about storylines, but that didn’t end up happening, not sure why.  And even if it did, I don’t know that it would’ve changed my mind about leaving, anyway.   But just to be clear: I have no anger towards anybody.  It’s all a business at the end of the day.  Both sides did what they felt was right.  For me, I just felt this chapter had come to an end.

Photo: ABC

When, and how did you tell on-screen scene partner, Emme Rylan that you were leaving?  Was she happy for you and your decision?

DOMINIC:  Emme knew really early on.  Once January rolled around I was like: “I have been thinking for the last six to nine months that I am going to go.”   I wanted her to know, because we have been a couple for five years on the show.  Emme was very happy for me.  I went, “Wait a minute!  Don’t be this happy.  I’m leaving.” (Laughing)  

What happened when you told your on-screen mom, Lisa LoCicero ?

DOMINIC:  She was sad, but she is also said, “You’re in your prime, go see what’s out there!”   I wouldn’t have done this move if I did not get support at home.  My wife is the rock and the one that makes this household go.  Some things outside the show were starting to happen; I had a nice screen-test for a pilot, and then I booked these four episodes of Tin Star.  When you have choices in life; you have power and control over your future.  I think Emme and Lisa as actors realized that.  That’s what made them happy for me … for the future.  The last nine years were exciting.  However, when you can have a little bit more say in what you are doing on a day to day basis, that is empowering.  So, in saying, “no” to something, and saying, “Thank you, but that’s not what I am looking for right now,” that can feel good.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

It was a shame that through all the regimes that they rarely wrote any scenes between Dante and his father, Sonny.  What was Maurice Benard’s reaction when you told him you were leaving?

DOMINIC:  It has been pretty publicized that he and I were dissatisfied at the lack of  storyline, or scenes together.  Maurice asked the powers-that-be, “Why aren’t we working together more?”  We never had a clear answer as to why.  He didn’t know from one day to the next what was happening with my contract talks.  Mo saw me smiling one day and asked, “So does that smile mean you’re staying?”  And I said, “No, that smile is because I’m leaving.” (Laughs)  I said that more to mess with him, and make him sad.  He said, “As long as you are good financially, then I am all for anybody getting out of here and seeing what else is out there.” Really, Mo talks people into leaving so he can get more screen-time. (Laughs)

Let’s talk about the final airshow, and the story that came out of left field to facilitate your exit.  Was that written quickly to accommodate a shooting schedule or contract completion?  It felt rushed to the viewing audience.

DOMINIC:  Left field is right!  I still had a week and a half left of work when they found out I wasn’t going to re-sign, and within twelve hours I had six exit scenes written.  So, it wasn’t done to facilitate anything but a set (Lante’s house), I think.  My final tape date was May 18th, and Emme and I had scenes on the Wednesday or Thursday before that.  I guess they wanted my last scenes that aired to be with Emme, and that might have been the only scheduling day that worked for the set and the actors, and maybe that’s also why it felt so rushed.  All I could assume is that they didn’t think I was really going to leave so they didn’t plan for it, or they chose to protect themselves in this way, by not making a big deal about it.  I had another week of scenes in the PCPD with Chase (Josh Swickard) and Michael (Chad Duell) that was shot afterward.  But they had nothing to do with Dante’s “secret mission!”

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I thought, “Wait!  Is that it?  Is this Dominic’s final show?  Dante doesn’t say goodbye to his mother… his father … or his son, Rocco?

DOMINIC:  Yeah, that was tough for me.  After 9 years you think you’re going to get a little bit better of a send off.   You also, hope they’re going to honor the character.  Dante wouldn’t leave to go to the 7-eleven without saying goodbye to his mother and kids.   Maurice and I talked about that.  He said, “I guess, they don’t want people to feel really sad.  You and me doing some goodbye scenes, people are going to be devastated.”   I agree with that.  However, I also think it’s a soap and that’s what fans want … good, ole drama.  I would have loved to have had scenes with Sonny, Olivia, and Dante’s kids, but when you make a decision like this, how you leave on-air is not up to you.  Both parties are going to handle it how it’s best for them.   I was very grateful they gave Emme and I something to seek our teeth into. 

They were very sad scenes.  You are one of those actors that can take the material and connect with it while delivering it in a very subtle and heartfelt way.  How was Emme after your final scenes?

DOMINIC:  She was kind of crying the whole time, going “Damn you! Damn you.”   I was having fun with it, because I love making Emme cry.  It’s not a very difficult thing to do.  (Laughs).  We were both pretty teary-eyed, actually.  Then, when we finished the scenes and I looked over and I saw how upset the crew was, that’s what really got me.  Barbara, one of the camera operators actually jokingly apologized; suggesting that if my last shot was blurry it was my fault!  As an actor, when you make the crew feel something it kind of gives you some extra good feels. That was always the best feeling, talking to Craig (our stage manager), or Donna (head of makeup department) after a scene to get the honest truth on how you did.  I’ll miss them.

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Viewers, watching Dante have this flashback about the guy who was responsible for Lulu going overboard the Haunted Star a few years ago, probably needed a moment to connect the dots.  Some viewers were going, “What?  Dante is going after the guy that tried to drown Lulu from two years ago?”

DOMINIC:  When I read that in the script even I went, “What?” Who’s that?”  I had no idea, either. (Laughs)

Then there was this:  Dante was so hard on Lulu for her pursuing her dream as a journalist and how it inadvertently got Nathan killed.  Then all of a sudden in your final scenes, Dante has a line to Lulu in which he says something to the effect of: I understand now – you got to do, what you got to do.  In story, prior to these scenes it was leaning more towards Dante and Lulu were going to break-up over what had recently transpired.

DOMINIC:  Which, who knows?  If Dante had stayed in Port Charles it could have been the direction they were going in.  It certainly looked like they were building toward conflict, conflict, conflict, but with me leaving it was much sweeter to leave on the note that we left on, instead of Dante leaving, because he can’t deal with being around Lulu. This all leads me to believe that they didn’t want to do anything too permanent to give them time to make the proper decisions.

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What was the last day of shooting like for you?  Was it hard to get through?

DOMINIC:  It felt like a regular day, and my final scenes were up towards the end of the tape day. They had a cake afterwards.  Frank briefly spoke and introduced Maurice; who said a bunch of sweet words.  That meant a lot to me.  I said “goodbye” to everybody and took some photos, and that was it.  I already had my room packed up.  Once you’re ready to go, you’re ready to go.  Afterwards, I went out with Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) and Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Ex-Carlos) for some beers and wings at the bar down the street.  It wasn’t until everybody came back after a two-week break that it felt real, because then I was receiving text messages from people saying, “We’re back.  Why the hell aren’t you here?”

The door has been left open for Dante to return.  Would you ever come back?

DOMINIC:  Of course, at some point.  But it might not be my choice, they might recast.  They told me they won’t, but who knows what’ll be done.  Do I think you can just recast a role?  No, I think it’s always a tough sell, but they’ve done it with bigger names/characters than mine.  I would be a little surprised, only because there hasn’t been much story for Dante in the last three years.  For me, as of now, I’ve moved on, and I’m very happy with my decision and my life.  It’s sad in other respects, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve read things that people have said on Twitter, and I want everyone to know I’ve seen it all and it means a lot to me.  People have been beautiful to me.  I’m truly overwhelmed by the love.  I thought there would be more of, “Who cares?” when fans found out I left.   I must have done something right during the years I was at GH.

Did you think when you made the decision to leave they would kill-off Dante? 

DOMINIC:  No, not at all.  I don’t think killing off Dante would be a good idea, especially after they killed Nathan, and also because of the climate we live in with police involved shootings and violence, in general.  In a perfect world as an actor, you crave the opportunity to have one last moment with the other characters that have been important to your character over the years.  That’s all I would have wanted for myself, and Dante.  I’ll take what I got though.  It was extremely meaningful because of what Emme and I had and built.  I feel we got to the heart and soul of those two characters in a pretty short amount of time in our scenes.

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Speaking of Nathan, I think thus far those funeral scenes, which you were wonderful in, and the story arc revolving around his death, are GH’s best bet for an Emmy in the Drama Series category next year. 

DOMINIC:  I agree.  It was so well-done.  We’d all would like to go out like that!  Tragic, but it made for great TV and great soap.  It was phenomenally well-acted across the board.  Lots of Emmy reel stuff for Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie), and Kathleen Gati (Liesl), and hopefully for our directors and crew, also.  They did an amazing job bringing that to life.

This now leaves Josh Swickard as the lone cop now by default on GH.   he PCPD is notorious for being the worst cop shop in the history of soaps! (Laughs) They can’t ever solve a crime.

DOMINIC: (Laughs) I know!  What is Josh is going to do?   Maybe between Chase and Jordan (Vienssa Antoine) they will solve crimes.  Maybe, they’ll bring on a new cop.  Josh is a great guy and I enjoyed working with him.  At the beginning, we had that contentious relationship between the two guys.  That would’ve been fun if it lasted longer, where they had this continual real dislike for one another.  Who knows?  With Dante gone, maybe they will start solving some crimes! (Laughs) Maybe now the PCPD will be the greatest police unit in the USA.

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Over your nine years at GH, would you still consider that your best storyline was coming on to the show and then having Sonny shoot Dante, only for it to turn out that he just shot his own son?

DOMINIC:  Yes, I think you have to.  That was my intro.  They had this story planned eight months before they even cast the role.  To get to that moment, was a classic soap cliffhanger.  I grew up watching soap operas with my grandparents, and if they had been alive for that scene they would have lost it, because it was something that ‘old school’ soap fans would really dig.  For me, doing that story felt so special.  ABC also pumped it with the promotion, and the promos, and the TV spots, and amped it up.  I didn’t feel it disappointed.  It was actually the audition scene that I had to perform to get the part!  Then six months later you get to say these lines that got you the part, and you hope you don’t whiff on the softball.

While putting together and producing the GH 55th anniversary tribute package for this year’s Daytime Emmys, I included that moment between Sonny and Dante.  I remember watching the complete scene before editing it and the dialog was so good.  It still holds up to this day.

DOMINIC:  My manager was at the Emmys that night, and said what a great moment that was.  I meant to thank you for that, because I really appreciated it being in there.

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Are there any other scenes that come to mind that you are most proud of?

DOMINIC:  I also really loved the scenes with Max Gail (Mike). He is a special guy.  There was so much in our scenes; where Dante finds him with Avery in the stables.  Those moments are going to stick with me for a long time.

On June 28th, the airdate of your last episode, you posted a tweet to the fans that read: “The love you guys have given me over the years and continue to give is overwhelming.  It is I that must thank YOU!”  I thought that was extremely touching and very appreciated by the fans.

DOMINIC:  I was thinking, “Man, I have to thank you, because I would not legitimately be here if you hadn’t liked this guy, Dante.”  It was bringing tears to my eyes reading what people were saying, and seeing how much love I was receiving.

Tell me about your role in the British-Canadian production of Tin Star?

DOMINIC:  It’s a recurring role,  I’ve been working on it since March.  It’s something very different from what I’ve been doing the last 9 years.  Can’t give much away, but I play a hired gun type of guy.  There are some great scenes and moments, and I was lucky enough to work with Christina Hendricks, John Lynch, and the legend, Tim Roth.

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Do you feel now that you have had some time away now from GH, and have been playing another role, that the thought of playing Dante for you at this point is like: “Been there. Done that?”

DOMINIC:  I would never say Dante is done forever.  Right now for me, he is.  They left it open, hopefully they left it open for me, but every actor hopes that.  We want our cake and to eat it too!  I want to leave right now, but I want you to want me to come back some day.  No one wants their role to be recast.  But it’s an important character, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  Who knows what the future holds.  I left on good terms.  Just so everyone knows; I didn’t spring something on GH on the last day of my contract.  It’s important that I let people know that I didn’t just wake up one day and say, “See ya”.  This also wasn’t about money.  Sure, we want to be paid what we believe we’re worth.  But this in no way was about me asking for the moon, or I was going to leave.  It was a very, very difficult decision.

So, what do you think about how GH wrapped up Dante’s story for Dominic’s exit? Would you like him to return to GH sooner than later?  Do you think the role of Dante was problematic to write for?  What were your favorite scenes of Dom’s during his time at GH? Let us know via the comment section below.

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