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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Women In Crisis … Tracy Has a Seizure … Anna Feels Alone!

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On Monday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, two major mysteries are building around two central characters of the canvas … Tracy Quartermaine played by the incomparable Jane Elliot, and Anna Devane played by the superb Finola Hughes.

In Tracy’s story, as she once again gets together with Hayden (Rebecca Budig) in her quest to get back ELQ, something is still way off about Tracy’s behavior where she drifts in and out of conversations.   This time however in the final moments of the episode, she has a seizure right in front of Hayden.  The question is, will we find out that Tracy is being drugged and set up …  or, is there something else terribly wrong with her?  Is Hayden as innocent as she acts in all of this, or is she partly responsible for Tracy’s seizure?  Does this harken back to when Tracy went away and Lord Ashton (Hugo Napier) showed up?

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Meanwhile, Anna is sad and alone.  She is coming off a terrible night with the arms deal on pier 54, and still trying to find Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) and exact revenge on him and Julian (William deVry) for killing her beloved Duke.   While visiting the hospital chapel, she is met there by Dr. Andre Maddox (Anthony Montgomery) and the two of have an emotional heart-to-heart where Anna admits she no longer has Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and her granddaughter near by since they are in California, nor Duke.  Maddox asks her if once she nabs Carlos for his crimes, if Anna will be ready to move on with the rest of her life?  She does not answer him.  But he tells her, that many people care about her.

One person who really seems to care about Anna is Dr. Griffin Munro (Matt Cohen)!  The two met for the first time earlier in the episode.  Anna thinks he looks familiar, and Griffin looked like he had something he wanted to tell her.  Later, we see him at the Floating Rib looking at an article about Anna!  Could Griffin be Anna’s son with Duke, or someone else?  Will Griffin bring hope to Anna?  Why is Griffin seemingly following her?  Kudos to Finola Hughes on her performance on Monday’s episode, where she is able to make viewers consistently understand and feel Anna’s inner pain.  Nobody does it better!

Share your theories on what is happening with Tracy, and what will happen between Anna and Griffin in the comment section below!

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su0000
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su0000

Who is the next up for the sick dying drama?
0ohh it’s Tracy!
After that a blind person and a penis cancer, ohh Morgan is already having that problem..
OK then we need an alcoholic or drug addict, I’d imagine cancer next, coming soon..
J-S have a variety of diseases for their riveting drama…

Going through the daily bipolar psychotherapy sessions/scenes with Morgan is more than enough medical junk for me..

Dylan
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Dylan

Did you perhaps miss the title of the show, pal?

Melissa
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Melissa

I’d love more medical stories!

robbie
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robbie

LMAO

su0000
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su0000

hey Dylan..
the hospital is a building, a building..
it was all the Nurses and Doctors OF general hospital that GH was about not about filling up the beds that we have to watch those characters go through their treatments, and that godawful boring stuff ..

Dan
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Dan

Hey Su, the name of the show is General Hospital. Not General Sitcom. Go find a half hour sitcom or some cartoons to watch if you’re looking for comedy. At its core, medical stories have always been what GH has been about since day one. Some of the best storylines in the history of the show have revolved around medical issues. The Stone/Robin AIDS story, BJ’s heart, Monica’s breast cancer, Alan’s drug addiction, AJ’s alcohol addiction, Sonny’s bipolar disorder, Lulu’s aplastic anemia when she was a baby that brought the Cassadine’s back to town, the encephalitis virus outbreak, just to… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Hi Dan.. The ”hospital” brought GH to near its cancelastion. Then entered- Gloria Monty She moved away from the hospital setting and moved toward more action/adventure and mystery Despite these bumps in popularity, by 1978, General Hospital was on death row and in need of a pardon. That pardon arrived in the form of dynamo Gloria Monty, a director from The Secret Storm. She teamed with writers Douglas Marland and Pat Falken Smith, and little did any of them realize that General Hospital would soon make soap opera history. NBC President Fred Silverman gave Gloria Monty thirteen weeks to bring… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Dan. I love humor and I love it when a character lets loose now and then BUT it is a hospital and people go there to get help. If none of the characters ever got sick, drove off a cliff or got shot we would be stuck with watching Nathan cuddling up to a black poodle! Which by the way was funny and it was great to see Maxie’s mom!

Dylan
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Dylan

Thank you Dan! 🙂

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Not sure where you cut-and-pasted that from, Su, but “NBC President” Fred Silverman didn’t say boo to Gloria Monty, since GH is, and always has been, on ABC. By the way, Glo-Mo herself was on record as saying she occasionally had to remind the writers that they were “getting a little far afield from the hospital.” If GH did indeed “move away fro the hospital setting” during her tenure, I’m not sure whether that was because of her efforts; it could just as easily have been in spite of them. In other words, just because somebody wrote it (and somebody… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think Dan made a very valid point to Su. GH is not a sitcom, it’s not played for laughs and it wasn’t conceived as high adventure. I think many of us love the quips, sarcasm, charm thay so many great characters brought and still bring to the show. And the days of the WSB…Anna, Robert, Sean…the hgh adventure are unparalled on GH. Action, intrigue.suspense are all great. I’m not sure if any of fhe current characters could pull that off now. The closest recent attempt was when they went to save Robin the first time. Anna, Dr. O, Patrick,… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, su. I thought Morgan had an erectile dysfunction problem because of his meds; which happens more often than not, by the way. Was he also diagnosed with penile cancer? I’m not sure.

su0000
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su0000

hey CeeCee,, LOL yea .. both Morgan and Michael Y&R cancer was mainly about him not being able to get it up ahaa! and both were written by J&S as having erectile fail lol GH is near total sick and near dying people, no other substantial stories, just people diseases or broken bodies……….. paralyzed Sonny now most likely Kiki paralyzed too.. Maybe Tracy will become paralyzed too! ohh lil’ Jake will needs lots of help to walk again too.. GH needs walkers and wheelchairs in the budget.. Coming soon.. another cancer story or perhaps herpes !! General Hospital is a… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I hope, she’s not the next character to go wheelchair… as was rumored argh! the GH writers need to amp up Kiki character any way… and give her new life and layers… she has supplanted her being a recast and has most certainly solidified her stay in Port Charles… to continually peg her with the dimwitted Corinthos’ men… is lame the only part she should have… is when she takes Avery over to see Sonny. otherwise… it’s time for her own journey…. I think it should be Ric Lansing… for starters.. she’s evolved… time for men ps: argh! I’ll have… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL… was referring to last Friday ep: when Carly was leaving the locker rooms … that Dr. Griffin Dunne left well enough alone… he does not want to go their

Patrick
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Patrick

*Dr. Griffin Dunne –
Dr. Griffin Munro

Timmm
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Timmm

His little “Sonny” has Kikiitis!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, you are a joy to read. I just have so much fun reading some of this stuff.
“GH needs walkers and wheelchairs in the budget”…. You sure have a way of turning something serious into a farce. You are the comic relief GH actually needs.
So, my SuzieQ, are you implying that all these characters are puppets on a string? Too funny…luv you, too.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lots of people in the hospital, Su. Makes more sense, since the soaps theme should be centered around the doctors, nurses and their patients.
I would rather see people ‘connect’ in the hospital with their woes and tribulations than gun-toting mobsters at pier 54. Lol, SuzieQ.
By the by, I still think Hayden and Tracy are sisters. Yes? Later.

su0000
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su0000

hi CeeCee.. It’s not about mob anything that I need; just some adventure or a mystery to get involved in a whodunit and at the least a wee-bit of humor and grabbing cliffhanger.. I haven’t had an actual WOW! moment in 6 months and that is a sad thing indeed.. With me- it seems I know exactly what will happen. I can envision what’s going to happen and it does happen, that’s no fun.. I did mention that J&S gave their best delivering the sweeps moment of mob action, the action I said they did well.. But it had no… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

su0000, I like you and enjoy posting with you but you are being ridiculous! I know your a huge fan of Ron but be big and give Jean and Shelly credit where it is due! I know there hasnt been a lot of one liners lately but the two ladies are actually writing a story now and not a scene!

su0000
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su0000

hey Timmm… J&S are boring the bejesus outta me with their doom and gloom (not about Ron) And— —> The ”hospital” brought GH to near its cancellation. Then entered- Gloria Monty She moved away from the hospital setting and moved toward more action/adventure and mystery Despite these bumps in popularity, by 1978, General Hospital was on death row and in need of a pardon. That pardon arrived in the form of dynamo Gloria Monty, a director from The Secret Storm. She teamed with writers Douglas Marland and Pat Falken Smith, and little did any of them realize that General Hospital… Read more »

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Jean and Shelly are doing a good job. They are giving the show some badly needed organization and normalcy which is didn’t have at all on Ron’s watch. GH actually feels like a drama series again instead of a cartoonish outlandish farce. I like their new stories and find them suspensful and like all their new characters. Ron was consisently drawing in the mid two millions in his last four months of the job and had 18 straight weeks of lows in the key demo with the lowest being a 365K turnout in the 18-49. Jean and Shelly got the… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Good job cutting and pasting from Wikipedia, Su. Or wherever you’re getting that info from that you keep posting. Only one problem, GH never aired on NBC, so you might want to change that before you paste it to someone else, lol.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, SuzieQ….in a roundabout way, you called it. Tracy MAY have cancer.

su0000
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su0000

hey CeeCee..
with Tracy; I’m going with brain worms/parasites- she got infected in Mexico..
Some type of parasite in her gnawing at her brain…
I think that would be cooler than cancer..

hi Dan..
the cut&past, It was not from Wikipedia- it was from an article, a good read..
I did include the link but it didn’t make it/not allowed..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, su.
Yes, it could be an infection, one of which causes lesions in the brain. I have this from a reliable, professional source.
Tracy’s Doctor did say that none of this was confirmed yet. So, we shall see…

Lila
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Lila

How could Griffin be Anna’s son with Duke? I remember Anna had a miscarried while married to Duke and she wasn’t even that far along but it’s a soap….. Could Griffin be Robin’s twin? The look alike and Anna could see the resemblance of Robin in him…And he was Stolen by Faison no doubt, or Anna could’ve been pregnant when Faison’s kidnapped her and she and Robert was in tthat explosion on the tanker and since she had an amnesia she could’ve forgotten about it but both those case scenarios would have Robert as the father.

Tristan
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Tristan

Three possible scenarios. Griffin is the DnA baby. This is my first choice and I’ll accept any explanation. Griffin is R&A’s “tanker baby.” Would GH then give TR a contract? Or… it could be Faison’s child, for during the time when Anna left GH and was “blown up” and before she arrived in Pine Valley, she had amnesia, as you said.

I want Griffin to be the DnA baby. For DnA fans, devastated by what FV/RC did to Duke and to Duke and Anna. And for Anna, as it would bring her peace at last.

Melissa
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Melissa

Well AMC brought back Erica’s aborted fetus as a fully grown adult, so I guess anything is possible.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s right, Melissa. Full grown…whom, by the way, is recurrent on RIZZOLI AND ISLES.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

That’s exactly what I’m thinking. Anna has such of wealth of history and part of that history was played off screen so there are endless possibilities. One of the writers said that was her favorite gh period (the late 80’s cartel days)

Patrick
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Patrick

I would LOVE for Anna and Duke to be Griffin biological parents… however you spin this…. who’s not to say… with all the espionage with the WSB… they knew the dangers… and Anna and Duke set aside their eggs and his seed… donated ? hence… the magnifique … all that is Griffin !

Robin has a brother ! oy! imagine Emma calling Griffin Uncle

dare we not dream

Jake CNJ
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Jake CNJ

Love that scenario…Anna needs ties to keep her in PC. Finola is such a great actress!

Dan
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Dan

Excellent performances by Finola Hughes and Jane Elliot, two of the all-time greats in GH’s illustrious history. For whatever people want to say about Jean and Shelly’s writing, and personally I think they’re doing a good job, one thing they’ve done for sure is really write some great material for the powerhouse women on this show. Besides Finola and Jane, Laura Wright, Maura West, Kelly Monaco, Rebecca Herbst, Emme Rylan, and Haley Erin have all had their moments to shine recently. Now if we can just get a story for Genie Francis. There has to be something more for her… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Dan, I am in complete agreement!! Friday’s episode was excellent!

robbie
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robbie

Surely it was a Slimfast bar Genie was eating. Surprised it wasn’t mentioned by name ad nauseam

Dan
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Dan

That’s what I assumed, Robbie. Would have helped if they had mentioned it was a Slim Fast bar. But I guess they don’t pay for advertising like Shriner’s Hospital, or like the Orange Juice Council or whatever they were called back a few years ago, when everyone on the show all of a sudden had to drink and comment on orange juice, lol.

Ces
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Ces

omg, if I hear that whole bloody Schpeel on Shriners Hospital one more time, I’m going to scream! Like College Football talk wasn’t bad enough, now every person at that hospital has to mention it and it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue easily …… give it a rest GH!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, it definitely was an ‘underhanded’ advertisement, which someone already mentioned and I had agreed. Harry said it was a snickers bar. But, of course, the Slimfast bar makes more sense. I doubt Shriner’s pays the biggies at ABC. I think it is considered a donation/Charity on their part….tax deductible? Needless to say, we cannot compare one with the other. I consider ‘SLIMFAST’ a LUXURY, whereas Shriner’s is an altruistic institution….to help/save children, first and foremost. I do agree with Ces, though. We are now well-versed on the subject. The actors could slip in a couple of words, now and… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It looked like a Snickers bar to me– but perhaps I was just hungry and I imagined what I was craving– LOL

Shell
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Shell

True about the ladies and true about Laura needing a great story. I don’t know if this is what the writers intended but: The candy bar scene reminded me of early 80’s scenes how Laura was always hungry whenever she and Luke were on the run. It was her quirk back then during times of stress. The only time she wasn’t hungry during an early 80’s hide-out was when she was gravely sick with fever on Cassadine Island. As soon as she recovered her first words were “Luke, I’m hungry” and Luke and Robert laughed and they knew Laura was… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“I remember it well”–such fond memory too–ahh! for the good old days. (sigh)

Jake CNJ
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Jake CNJ

You said it! These woman are phenomenal. The writer had a clean up job to do…but the storytelling has been riveting. Loving GH

Lisa
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Lisa

I would love for Griffin to somehow be the child she and Duke thought they lost… I always wanted them to have had a child together. Finola is such a treasure, whatever the story turns out to be, she will slay as usual.

Dylan
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Dylan

I really like your post. I don’t see how her and Duke could have had a child. And no offense to anyone, but I was not an Anna and Duke fan, nor a fan of the character of Duke. Maybe because his return made no sense, it was marred by that ridiculous mask storyline with Faison. Maybe it was because Duke spent most of his time playing dress up with Emma, or having conversations with Sonny. Maybe it was because it was it messed with history, because when Anna was presumed dead back in 1992, her and Robert were THE… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I could certainly see Anna having a child with either or…. Duke or Robert I can honestly say… I never really watched GH till around 2011 ; fulltime so… all I know is the love connection with Duke he loves her like no other… the way he would smile… beaming… treat her like a lady… the dance…. she took him home to Ireland… the lost child they “never” had now, with Robert… oy! he’s so charming and oh so dastardly… his come hither is affecting …. I think that goes without saying WHAT A LUCKY LADY…. they were LUCKY MEN… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Don’t feel badly, Dylan. I did not like Duke one bit. But I’ve always loved Anna, now and during her stints at AMC. I will get blasted by this, but I hope Duke is gone for good. Just how I feel, that’s all. Even then, at AMC, there was always a whisper of vulnerability within Anna’s aura. As her therapist pointed out, her human-self was fighting to come out. Losing Leora changed Anna…..slowly but surely. Even a woman such as she, full of energy and strength, can only endure so much. This is the result. Let’s hope all will be… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hey CeeCee,

I understand how you feel. After a while, couple-wise, I lost interest in Duke and Anna altogether. Yep.

Later, my dear.

Shay
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Shay

There’s nothing wrong with your views on Duke, CeeCee! Back in the day, he was dashing and daring….a perfect balance for Anna. But his return to Port Charles simply fizzled after the initial thrill of his long-fought-for reunion with the “Divine Devane.” This time around, he seemed too aged and broken for her sparlking, ever-youthful vim and vigor….of course, there was still that nostalgic pull for those of us who remembered their romantic heyday, but as time passed, there simply wasn’t enough between them to sustain the fantasy of a HEA ending for them. Accordingly, even though I was very… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@jaybird
Absolutely, Jay….but, I will never lose interest in Anna. I’m sure you feel the same way…LOL.
Later, my friend.

Cindy
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Cindy

I hope Griffin is Robert & Anna’s son too!

Rose
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Rose

Dylan and Shay…I do remember Duke as a “dude”…good looking, and in charge of his own gang. But like Shay said, he did “seem aged and broken” after the clinic, and was only left with Joe jobs…except for his tango with Anna at the Nurses Ball. When guys like him, and possibly Julian in the future if he doesn’t watch out, get too tamed they can lose that spark. And speaking of good looking, when you compare Griffin with Duke/Ian’s older pictures, the Doc bears an uncanny resemblance to Duke. There have been so many switcheroo’, and finding long thought… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well put, Rose. When former men of action are too tamed, and put into a domesticated situation, they quickly become bland. Witness Luke, Duke and now, Julian. Unless they are partnered with an equally daring and youthful woman, they lose their edge mighty fast. Of course, in Lavery’s case, he still had his alpha female in the ageless Anna, but his long incarceration definitely dampened his own adventurous spirit….(unlike Robert Scorpio and Frisco Jones, who still have it in spades!) The only way to have saved his character would have been through an eventual coupling with Tracy……they could have made… Read more »

Harry 1
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Harry 1

I get not getting the Duke love. I loved him back in the day but not so much since his last return from the dead.
I still love Duke, however, I am tired of Anna waxing poetic about him while forgetting the real love of her life, Robert Scorpio.
I really do not want Dr Munroe to be Anna and Duke’s son. I do think he is Anna’s son for sure. I either want him to be a product of Anna and Robert’s or a product of Anna’s and Dr David Hayward’s from AMC.

Shay
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Shay

I totally get that, Harry 1….Duke certainly had a time and place in Anna’s life, but if the truth be told, Robert really and truly was “The One” for her. All it took was his far-too-brief recent appearance to see how their everlasting bond remains to this day. He absolutely must return to her…..nothing else will do in the end, and if they also share a son in addition to the long flown-the-coop Robin, then all the better for this pair of legendary lovers.

Tivette
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Tivette

Amazing scenes for Anna/Finola to shine! She is wonderful to watch as she truly says so much thru her eyes…and Tracy/Jane has been building up to something for weeks. The best is about to unfold as so much is changing with each of the characters and I’m very excited!

Fanny
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Fanny

My heart breaks whenever Anna cries… I feel her pain, sorrow &
longing, she moves me beyond tears. Finola is breathtaking in
her scenes, Anna and Dr. Andre have a true connection… I
enjoy them together. The barely touched upon link between
Anna & Griffen should be interesting….

Timmm
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Timmm

Finola is an acting gem!

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Anna was pregnant When she was presumed dead along with Faison and Robert. Thats the only plausible way to give her another child. A child she knew nothing about because of amnesia

Harry 1
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Harry 1

If you watched AMC, Anna had a miscarriage and Dr. David Hayward was the father.
It’s unlikely that Dr Munroe is the product of the aforementioned couple. As I vaguely recall, the baby was a little girl.

Melissa
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Melissa

I think they had that baby and it died having an operation? Or died in-vitro having an operation. Was Helena Cassadine on AMC at the time? Because that would explain the baby’s miraculous resurrection in the form of Griffin!

Melissa
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Melissa

Color me intrigued about what the connection is between Griffin and Anna. They’re paired well as acting partners as both can say volumes with their facial expressions alone. Also so happy to see Tracey have a problem that does not involve mooning over an unworthy man. I hope her condition is not caused by Larry but a genuine medical condition. Maybe this will usher in ME as a specialist. Sure would be great to get Ned back to visit her too.

Timmm
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Timmm

Melissa, I dont want Michael to be a doctor OR a detective. Fresh start baby!

Melissa
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Melissa

I hear you. But what’s left in Port Charles? Mobster? No thank you!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think contrary to Tracy’s adamant refusal to have Griffin Munroe as her doctor, he’ll be the one to help her. Michael Eastman left GH as a doctor…can’t see him playing yet another. I hope not. I just hope it’s a role with longevity…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s what I said I noticed also, Melissa. Something undefinable was palpably exchanged between Munro and Anna. And, as I mentioned earlier, I think it goes back to her life in Pine Valley, or at least, intertwined with it.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
I do agree that Hayden is somehow linked to Tracy. I did suggest that she may be Edward’s daughter or Larry’s, in which case making her Ned’s sister.
Have Ned and Hayden ever met? Can’t recall.

Melissa
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Melissa

Well that would be interesting if there is an AMC connection and consistent with FV’s inclinationto draw in other ABC soaps into the GH-verse!

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

Is Haydens Pauls daughter or Astons…is the new Doctor Anna’s son with Duke or Robert or with someone she had met in Pine Valley-didnt she have a sister there-then he could be a nephew?”…what about Nathan-remember his mutter warning him about his father-then the story dropped…will Laura ever open her letter from Luke-maybe her long lost father is really alive and Luker knows-another dropped story…who gives a fluke-i sorta do…lol…and why isnt Laura in the opening credits with Lulu and Nik?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Don’t know if they’ll ever let Laura open that letter; after all, it was address to “My Angle” rather than “My Angel”–lol. Just look it up! (Sigh–spellcheck, anyone?)

Harry 1
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Harry 1

HA! Nancy, love the word play.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

It becomes increasingly more obvious than not, nancy, that TPTB have not yet decided the contents/context of the letter. Ergo, the interminable waiting. There is a possibility Laura has already read the letter behind the scenes. Nonetheless, my guess is, ‘they’ are withholding disclosure until such time a storyline for Laura is ‘conjured up’. I hope that’s the plan, and soon, because it strikes me as so senseless and offensive to Genie, to use her as a fixture. I simply love this woman….what a waste of talent. It is so irritating to just watch her professionalism and superlative acting serve… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

With the clues that have been thrown out so far, jimh, it would seem that Hayden should not be Paul’s daughter. (And I hope she isn’t….I don’t want to see her related to anybody that would ensure her future place on the GH canvas.) Unless she is the offspring of someone that Tracy knew and admired without having been previously seen on GH, the only person I can think of that fits the description is Joe Scully Jr…..even though he was a deplorable character, Ms. Quartermaine thought the world of him! With whom else has she been involved throughout the… Read more »

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

Its probably Larry…with Ned returning to visit his ill mother he will probably learn Hayden is his sister…i really did like RB when she was Michelle on Guiding Light but i not so much here as Hayfever-she is like an irritating itchy rash but she is a little more interesting than Sappy who makes me feel real crappy-lol…i really liked Britt with Nik and hope she returns someday!

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Shay, once again we agree.
Hayden is about as useless as those Macy’s One Day Screaming commercials which are on, well, every day, which rather negates the “one day” modifier.
HAYDEN! ONE DAY SALE!

Timmm
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Timmm

I have a feeling, without strong theories, just a gut feeling, Hayden will be Ned’s sister. If Tracy is seriously ill, Ned will have to reappear and if he is there, why not give him a sister he never knew to battle with? Wally and Rebecca would be great to see go toe to toe!

Shay
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Shay

I simply cannot warm up to Hayden….I find her eminently unlikeable…she certainly cannot hold a candle to Britt! But then most of the newbies leave me wanting. For example, today I was all jazzed when the show came on and there were the too cute Maxie and Nathan heading back to their cozy little apartment….but no sooner did they open the door, and there was Nina pushing in….was that a collective audible groan coming from the audience, or was it just me???? Quite frankly, I’m just plain bored, and hanging by a thread in hopes that Anna’s promising storyline and… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Shay. Not a fan of Nathan but love Maxie. Either way, they cannot even take their shoes off and wandering Nina is there, god awful Mudder and then Freako! Ugg!

Timmm
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Timmm

SHAY, Hayden is a little cuddle bunny! Why dont you like her? I dont like Britt. She reminds me of Megan Fox and I am no big fan of hers! Mudder is a cartoon character. [One trick pony!] Nathan is handsome but his acting abilities have not grown one bit. He seems like he is on the show for eye candy purposes only! What do you think of ME’s new character being a doctor? I’m sad. I expected something totally different! I hope this is a twist and he is a doctor on steroids with his hand in Helena’s Will… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Jimmy, great point, why not revisit that letter from Luke? They have searched high and low for a story for Laura. That letter could send her in MANY different directions.

Shay
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Shay

Yes, Timmbo, I’m well-aware that Nathan tops the list of your not-so-fave characters…LOL! But having said that, I do agree with you on Maxie! She can be a loose cannon, but at least she’s fresh, fun and fashionable! (I don’t even mind the usually annoying Lulu when those two have a girlie gab!) But having Nina increasingly barging into her scenes really kills it for me….it just doesn’t work. however, as for Mutter? She can cut in anytime! Kathleen Gati is so seriously under-utilized these days that whenever she appears, it elevates the scene!

Rodd
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Rodd

Jane Elliot is just superb! I think she’s having an aneurysm; not a seizure. That’s not something I’ve seen on a soap before. And, of course, Finola Hughes, always hits it out of the park! I hope she finally has some peace. Can’t wait to see Anna with her granddaughter again. When I watched the first scenes of Griffin with Sonny in the chapel, I thought he might be related to Stone. I think they look similar enough to be related. Don’t know why he’s so interested in Anna other than a connection to Robin, if he’s related to Stone,… Read more »

aria
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aria

ok so heres my theory on Anna and Griffin, i’m not sure how old the character is suppose to be, but if like the character like the actor is in their 30’s then its more plossible that he’s Robins twin, and twin do run in Anna’s family as she herself has a twin sister. if the character is younger, well anna and robert were presumed dead back in 92, so if we assume anna was pregnant when she was on the run then that could also be a possibility but that would put the character in their early 20’s and… Read more »

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Another good episode. The acting and writing has been spot on. Tracy seemed to be having a seizure so it’s probably gonna be epilepsy and this will be Dr. Griffin’s first big test as the new neurologist at the hospital. I have to say that was a scary frightening ending to this episode to see Tracy like that. Jane Elliott is selling this storyline like a champ. I really enjoyed the scenes with Tracy and Hayden and liked the fact they weren’t overly snarky or threatening to each other for once. I kinda got a kick out of Hayden running… Read more »

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Prediction: Griffin is Anna’s son with Robert. I just knew there had to be a reason back in November why they gave a single woman like Anna a new big house to live in and it looks like a mansion. I was trying to figure out what could be the need for this much space and Emma coming to visit on spring/summer breaks wouldn’t warrant a new set. Well, it appears now that I may have my answer, and Anna is likely getting a son. I actually think that Anna/Griffin look alike in the face and I heard that Matt… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

I think I read he auditioned with Emme Rylan and not Rebecca Herbst.

Shay
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Shay

Well, if that keeps Lulu out of Dante’s future orbit, then I’m glad to consider this pairing!

Patrick
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Patrick

“What a thread’ on beautiful…. magnificent … constant charge

Tracy has a seizure
Anna Feels Alone

the other two.. who REEL unabashed

Laura LIVES FREELy
Kiki embolden HERSELF

Liz acts 1st and gets excitable

Happy Dance – Happy Dance – OOH La La –

Top 5 ladies who REEL magnet

GH ! you have 5 ladies , plus… who have all the requisite to emote; always top tier

Patrick
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Patrick

we are being robbed… of the fabulously enchanting mega watt Felicia

I so want for Nina to let go of her inner child and stand IN the ranking, with; the men will follow… since Julian has been ‘cleansed’ why not have Nina and Julian “fighting” over control and all of him at the same time…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, my dear, Patrick…..I would love for Nina to dig deep within herself and find even a remnant of Phyllis’s stinging; waspish; pungent smarts and gloriously defiant, revolutionary brain. Take over the darned magazine and turn it into something wonder our. So there! Right? LOL.
Imagine that….fire in her eyes, searing Julian right where it hurts….EVERYWHERE.
I wish TPTB would ‘lend’ Nina some of their ‘power’, and make it happen.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Wondrous…not wonder our…

su0000
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su0000

The Shriners Hospital infomercial on GH is a bit of quid pro quo; “This for that”. “I want something, you want something.
You give me what I want, I’ll give you what you want. Thing?
The Shriners Hospital for Children Facebook is highly promoting GH on it’s facebook asking everybody to watch through the months time is will be spotlighted GH..
Shriners posting a lot of, watch GH ..

Rose
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Rose

I have no problem with Shriner’s Hospital being part of GH occasionally. Better than Laura eating the chocolate bar the other day.

su0000
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su0000

Ahha Laura was devouring that bar like she hadn’t eaten in days lol
it made me really hungry for a candy bar lol..

tml
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tml

Hayden cannot be Paul’s daughter as she and Tracy were clearly talking about him in the same breath that they referred to Paul. And they talked about how ruthless her father WAS…past tense. Maybe a mob boss that Tracy knew…Tracy obviously KNEW him well. I tried to rethink Tracy’s past to come up with a villain that has passed on. Can’t come up with anyone….too much history.

Aria
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Aria

I just saw an old magazine cover of soap opera digest with finola ian Buchanan and Tristan Rogers and omg GH matt Cohen/griffin monro looks like Tristan Rogers, I hope he (griffin) turns out to be Anna and Robert’s offspring this is just to good to pass up.

Timmm
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Timmm

I think Larry drugged Tracy and you are seeing the effects now. I dont know why it took so long?

Anna is lonely and has no one. Hmmm, they are setting her up with a visit from Emma.

Either way, I give GH major credit for putting two dynamite stars front and center! Anna and Tracy will hold up any story with their weight in talent!

I hope Griffin is Anna and Duke’s son. I think he is the one following Anna. BUT, could it be Duke?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Let’s hear it for the ladies!”

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hip, hip, hurray, ….for the ladies!!! I mean that with all my heart, nancy.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Okay, Timmm. Let’s say Larry slipped a Mickey in Tracy’s drink. How does that cause lesions in her brain? I think that’s what the doctor said. Seizures normally happen when the electric impulses in the brain go awry ( my husband said that…LOL)…, which can be triggered by drugs, alcohol or a mix of these. So, you have a point. But, abnormal tissue in the brain causes lesions…malignant, benign or infectious. I am wondering why Tracy is still lying to Dillon about her health. Could she have a drug problem, behind the scenes, and we are just finding out about… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Tell your husband to lay off the reality, we need an escape! [JK] Medically, I dont know the answer but I think it was odd for Larry to pop up and than disappear again. I think we will find out the perhaps he HAS been in contact with Hayden and they are working together OR Hayden is setting her daddy up? She claims to get ill just by hearing his name. Eventually Larry will land in jail BUT I’d like to see him back at the Q mansion for a bit since Ned is returning.

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

The acting has been amazing the last week.

Laura Wright, Maura West, Finola Hughes, Jane Elliott, Maurice Benard, Roger Howarth, Richard Burgi, and Bryan Craig have delivered the goods.

Rose
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Rose

Amen!

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes Jay and the writing has been up to par! Those two =better ratings!

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
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Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

I’m thrilled when they give Jane Elliot something interesting to work with.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats it Patricia, the talent is there, we need the stories and Jean and Shelly have been doing well.

Marie
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Marie

I think Tracy has a rare disease from traveling….maybe bugs in her brain or something. It’s definitely a disease unique to traveling to Mexico, and something not com only diagnosed, so doctors don’t u ally think of is. A house type of medical stay if you will.

General Hospital

Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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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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