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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.

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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
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
Dylan

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

Melissa
Melissa

I’d love more medical stories!

robbie
robbie

LMAO

su0000
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
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 name a few off the top of my head.

Complaining about medical stories on a show called General Hospital is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard.

su0000
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 General Hospital up to par before giving it the ax.

Monty decided to attract a younger audience by focusing on younger characters. She moved away from the hospital setting and moved toward more action/adventure and mystery, at the same time updating the sets and stepping up the pace, so that there were more scenes.

Timmm
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
Dylan

Thank you Dan! 🙂

Michael (not Fairman)
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 who is confused about which network GH appears on, no less), that doesn’t make it so.

rebecca1
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, Nathan…fighting Victor. It was moderately fun because it was a group effort pulling together. Right now there are no cliques or commonalities drawing the Port Charles residents together to battle any threat.

At the same time, a soap at its core is about fhe lives of people we care about. If there werent people to root for, or despise, there’d be nothing becausd we wouldn’t care. GH is getting back to people stories. Relatjonships…Lulu and Dante’s struggles, Liz’s heartbreak, Jason’s rediscovery, Alexis in love, Kiki’s coma, Morgan’s turmoil. Soaps aren’t comedy. They’re drama..or meodrama…first. The mystery surrounding Hayden’s identity, Dr. Munroe’s, Nathan’s secret, Tracy’s illness…the writers are going back to human interest stories, some straightforward and others shrouded with questions. I think they’ve developed some characters well; Franco has gone from infantile to mature and compassionate (though still with a heavy defense mechanism and wit in tact), kiki is much more likeable, Morgan is going through a true mental health crisis but has layers of depth.

I hope at some point they can bring back some common foe to fight so that we do regain a bit of GH adventure, while at the same time I think realism…the dymamics between and of characters are equally compelling if done right.

CeeCee
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
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 building!!!
The Nurses and Doctors of the hospital staff, were the stories not the hospital filling up with half the core cast ahaa!
just saying, again. LOL luvs!

Patrick
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 some serious hypertensions… if … when it was last seen… Dr. Griffin was bandaging up Carly… and it appeared…. whew! that … nothing happened !?!? I hate this… that all the men folk new and old… have to go through skank, loud, and because it’s said she owns GH

Patrick
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
Patrick

*Dr. Griffin Dunne –
Dr. Griffin Munro

Timmm
Timmm

His little “Sonny” has Kikiitis!

CeeCee
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
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
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 substance to it other than to fill beds in the hospital and no real story about it all..

I just need something that grabs me in and holds me in awe for the outcome.
GH has offered very little intrigue or fun, lately..
its been monotone running on the same note.. no variety to speak of 🙁 🙁 ..
It’s been quite dreary..

Timmm
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
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 would soon make soap opera history.

NBC President Fred Silverman gave Gloria Monty thirteen weeks to bring General Hospital up to par before giving it the ax.

Monty decided to attract a younger audience by focusing on younger characters. — She moved away from the hospital setting- and moved toward more action/adventure and mystery, at the same time updating the sets and stepping up the pace, so that there were more scenes.

Monty was a Queen of great drama writing, in all directions! And saved GH from the hospital days of doom..

Jay Trotter
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 show back up to drawing three million viewers a week over the last two months and got the key demo back in the mid 500K’s.

Dan
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
CeeCee

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

su0000
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
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
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
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
Melissa

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

CeeCee
CeeCee

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

Allen saint james
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
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
Jake CNJ

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

Dan
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 to do in town besides eavesdropping on conversations and eating candy bars, lol.

I’m especially glad to see Jane Elliot being given something dramatic to play for a change, instead of sitting around as Luke’s door mat for all those years. I think her issues definitely have something to do with that “random” meeting with Lord Larry a month or two back. As I’ve said here before, he didn’t just pop up by accident. I’m very intrigued to see where her story is headed.

Finola is one of the best subtle actresses I’ve ever seen. Some need to yell and scream. But she says more with her eyes and facial expressions than a lot of people say with an entire page full of lines. It’s been such a pleasure to watch her every day, since I wasn’t watching during her original heyday in the 80s.

Whether this new doctor Griffin is her son with Duke or Robert, or a relation of Stone like I’ve seen mentioned as a possibility, it remains to be seen. But I definitely like the possible directions they can go in. I thought last week was one of the best full week of episodes they’ve had in a long time.

Lew S.
Lew S.

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

robbie
robbie

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

Dan
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
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
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 then; subtly …..without going into a speech.

Mary SF
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
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 going to be fine.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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

Jake CNJ
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
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
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 couple. For the two years Duke was back, him and Anna rarely even had scenes together. It was not written as a love story until the VERY end before he died, so his death had little to no impact. For me. Robert was the love of her life, not Duke.

So the thought that Anna could have been pregnant in that explosion with Robert’s child is a VERY good idea, and a good time frame (well, in soap time lol) for a child to have been born. Really, we don’t know where they were or what they were doing basically until 2000 when Anna showed up in Pine Valley. It would further cement the bond between Robert and Anna, and also give Anna some family who is in town. We have seen Anna be a mother to her daughters, but her with a son would be an interesting dynamic. I think it would be a great twist all around.

Patrick
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

i’ll use your last line to cement this HUGE TREAT… the fans sure want

“…I think it would be a great twist all around. ”

Ms Anna DeVane has a son… be it Duke ; be it Robert ;

the dam is showing signs of cresting and tear ducts on

CeeCee
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 well with her. We love her and need her at GH.
So, I hope Finola is not headed for a leave of absence.

jaybird369
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
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 sorry to see Duke suffer such an inglorious death, I cannot deny that he just didn’t have a purpose in Port Charles any longer…it was really quite tragic. Having said that, I’m holding out for a new man in Anna’s life that shall truly deserve her affections…..perhaps Michael Easton—if he is not indeed an evil Cassadine? Or a rehabbed-hero Paul Hornsby? Either would work for me.

CeeCee
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
Cindy

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

Rose
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 dead people in soaps…like Jake and Jason…whose to say Anna and Duke didn’t have a baby that was miraculously saved by someone like Helena for whatever reason.

Shay
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 for maturely sedate, but tenacious, corporate raiders, and that would have spared her the myriad indignities of the Luke/Fluke debacle! As for the resemblance between Duke and Griffin, yes, I can see it, too, but then again, there is also a certain likeness with Robert, as well. Since I so want Scorpio back in Port Charles, I’m sticking with him as the bio-daddy of choice….as Allen Saint James mentioned, he could have been born during Anna’s amnesiac episode, and perhaps the Devane-obsessed Faison assumed responsibility for the upbringing of her personally unbeknownst offspring? (With some help from Dr. O.? It’s about time all roads once again lead to Liesl….she’s been utilized far too sparingly since that promising teaser about her family secrets with Swiss Sis, Magda!)

Harry 1
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
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
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
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
Timmm

Finola is an acting gem!

Allen saint james
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
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
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
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
Timmm

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

Melissa
Melissa

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

rebecca1
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
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
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
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)
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
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
Harry 1

HA! Nancy, love the word play.

CeeCee
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 as nanny and ‘Guidance Counselor’.

Shay
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 years? Mitch Williams, Paul, Lord Larry, Luke, Anthony Zaccara and that other Mafioso from “The City” whose name escapes me? Gino Soleito, was it? (Johnny Z.’s bio-daddy???) I don’t think that Tracy has all that much residual affection for any of them, unless there is some major revisionism going on here (once again.)

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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
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
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 Michael Easton’s new character will give me something, anything, to arouse my interest.

Timmm
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
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 that pizzes off Prince Nick!

Timmm
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
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
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, but hope he’s not some long-lost-never-known-about-son. That would really be a stretch. Now, maybe if he were Duke’s never-known-or-mentioned-son, I might buy it. Whatever they have in store for him, I like the actor playing Griffin and hope it’s a good story line.

aria
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 Griffin is already a surgeon, so that time period is off, still i hope he is Anna offspring or a relative, she does deserve family but the duke theory doesn’t fly especially since she had a miscarriage even if this is a soap. either way i can’t wait to find out his connecstion to Anna. As for Tracy, i can’t figure this one out yet, but i can’t imagine Tracy not being her acid sharp tongue self so heres hoping whatever it is is not forever.

Jay Trotter
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 down Tracy’s martial history and it seemed to be in good fun cause Tracy didn’t seem to mind.

I loved the scenes with Anna and Andre and am shipping them hard as a future couple. They always have such deep meaningful talks and have been really getting to know each other since the thanksgiving episode. The chemistry was so strong when he held both her hands. Finola Hughes was amazing once again with tears flooding her eyes as she ran down where her life stands at the moment and Anna mentioning being without Duke, Robin and Emma. I loved how Anna called Robin/Emma the two loves of her life but it looks like that empty feeling may be filled by a son in Griffin. The anvils were falling throughout the episode after Anna met Griffin at the nurses station and both seemed to have felt something. Loving this twist!

Jay Trotter
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 Cohen screen tested with FH/RH when he auditioned for the role. I would say based on that the writers are probably planning to pair him with Liz and have his storyline revolve around Anna possibly being his mother. The father could end up being Duke but for the sake of not going down the fantasy syfy road to explain how he is Duke’s son it would be better if they reveal that Robert is the father. Anna was only four months pregnant when she lost Duke’s baby and was hardly even showing at the time. I would rather avoid the 16 week dead unborn fetus story that somehow magically is now a full grown man in his early 30’s. The previous writing team would’ve done that storyline but this current writing team seems more grounded so I hope they avoid it. I am going by the most probable least crazy timeline given his age and say that Griffin was born in the early 90’s when Anna/Robert were together but presumed dead for years thanks to Faison. The best way to reveal Griffin’s paternity without getting too outlandish like the Duke scenario is to reveal Anna was pregnant by Robert when they were beleived to have been killed off. The fact that Anna was offscreen for nearly a decade gives the writers plenty of wiggle room to make this work but again he’d have to be Robert’s son. My best guess is that when the boat exploded that Faison had his people bring Anna/Robert back to his cave. Faison would realize after a few months that Anna is pregnant and ordered some nurse working for him to place Anna in a medically induced coma and a c-section was performed so she doesn’t remember giving birth to her son. The plan was for him to keep the baby for himself and use the situation for leverage to terrorize the Scorpio’s in the future. This same nurse would turn against Faison and leave with the baby to raise him by herself for all these years. She just recently informed Griffin of his true paternity and that’s why he took the job in Port Charles cause is trying to work up the courage to introduce himself to Anna. This gives Anna some needed family with Robin/Emma now gone and it gives Robert a reason to stick around for good as they both get to… Read more »

Melissa
Melissa

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

Shay
Shay

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

Patrick
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
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
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
CeeCee

Wondrous…not wonder our…

su0000
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
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
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
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
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
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
nancy dillingham

“Let’s hear it for the ladies!”

CeeCee
CeeCee

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

CeeCee
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 it? If Larry drugged her and it took this long for the seizure, as you say, perhaps it is now catching up with her. Luv-ya.

Timmm
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
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
Rose

Amen!

Timmm
Timmm

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

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

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

Timmm
Timmm

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

Marie
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.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

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Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

 

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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