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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Women On The Edge: Laura, Ava, and Sam!

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Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital had some intriguing dark undertones to it, as three central women characters each were pushed to their brink in different situations, but yet all inter-connected.

First, once again, Maura West illustrated why she is in a league of her own as Ava tries to dull her physical and emotional pain of being home from the hospital with severe burns to her face.  Ava drinks vodka and then orders a whole case, as she tries to come to terms with her fate and putting on her burn mask.

Elsewhere, Nina (Michelle Stafford) get the big bucks to get Valentin’s (James Patrick Stuart) bail posted to get him out of jail as the suspect being behind Spencer Cassadine’s (Nicolas Bechtel) kidnapping.  After she is able to have him set free, Nina still refuses to go back with him, but you can still see she is carrying quite the torch for him.   They are interuppted by a desperate Laura (Genie Frncia) who is losing her grip, searching for Spencer, and even more after she learns Valentin has gone free.

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Laura screams at Valentin for killing her son, Nikolas and now going after her grandson.  Laura storms out after Valentin as he leaves the PCPD, while Nina gets an earful from her brother Nathan (Ryan Paevey), in a tender scene telling his sis that he won’t support, or stand by her if she chooses to let Valentin back in her life.

On the docks, Laura finds Valentin and promises to get Spencer to drop the lawsuit and leave Port Charles if he’ll just give him back to her.  Valentin tells Laura he did not abduct Spencer. Laura doesn’t believe him, and rails that he is the worst Cassadine of all, because he doesn’t care about anyone and is smarter than the rest of the evil clan.  When Valentin tries to walk away, Laura grabs a board from the dock and knocks him out,  but not quite hard enough, because he fires back he will see her in jail for that manuever.  Enter Jason (Billy Miller) who puts Valentin in a choke hold and saves the day.  Jason tells Laura he is going to help fins Spencer and for her to stay away, because she isn’t any good to anyone behind bars, especially Spencer.

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Sam (Kelly Monco) is still having creepy hallucinations of Sonny (Maurice Benard). When Sonny shows up to talk to Jason, she leaves and listens outside the front door.  She hears that Jason wants to help Sonny with his dirty work, when he is actually trying to find Spencer. Later, Sam heads to Ava’s place to see Julian.  But instead of finding her father there, she finds a passed out Ava!  Sam tries to get Ava to pull it together for Avery’s sake and get some coffee in her.   Ava thinks her baby girl is better off with Sonny, which causes Sam to start to act more psychotic.  Ava is shocked when Sam speaks against Sonny. Sam goes on about about karma, and  how Ava has paid for her sins while Sonny hasn’t.  Sam suggests Ava take care of herself so she’s around to see Sonny get his comeuppance.  Sam then straps Ava’s burn mask on her Aunt to help Ava get the will to fight back, while Sam is teetering on the emotional edge.

Next, Sam returns home and grabs the gun she stored away and makes a quick exit. Meanwhile, Sonny gets a text message of Spencer who apparently is held hostage in a basement.  We fade to black.

So, what did you think of the performances of Maura West, Genie Francis and Kelly Monaco? What do you think will happen with Spencer and who abducted him?  Now that it looks like Sam may be shooting Sonny, how do you think it will play out?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below

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I thought that Kelly Monaco may have given her best performance ever in the scenes with Maura West. She knocked it out of the park! Genie Francis was equally impressive, particularly in the scenes at the police station when she yelled at Nina to shut up. Of course Maura West was profoundly affecting as always. She fully and completely inhabits her character and plays many levels simultaneously. It was a good episode. Long live GH!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

This is full-on Genie; TPTP FINALLY gave her something to do.

rose
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rose

Genie was excellent. Now if they don’t send her to Shadybook or Paris for her I’ve-had-it-breakdown. Hope Kevin can handle it in Port Charles.

Patrick
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Patrick

have to gavel : “…She fully and completely inhabits her character and plays many levels simultaneously. ” Maura West… riveting stuff. it’s not so much that Kelly Monaco did any thing… it was just a nice surprise it happened.. if only to give Sam some opportunities GET OUT ! of the Sonny and Carly orbit. OK ? Maura West owns GH when she’s out of the Sonny and Carly show. I just could not stand the last brouhaha go round with Sonny and Carly laying waste of our time @Morgans grave stone. there was Ava … once again… taking it… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I realize Avery knows of Ava. that being said… for this show to MOVE forward. lets do the Barbara Stanwyck Stella Dallas

would Sonny and Carly accept this… Avery for Morgan ????

PLEASE.

let her adopt Lauren Boles ( ex-Cierra Alice from DOOL )

it’s simply time for Maura West to MOVE THIS SHOW forward

Patrick
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Patrick

Sonny and Carly .

the most exasperating thing… about how emotionless these two are.

it makes me sick to watch them , make love to each other. sick

seriously, folks… ALL of Port Charles is not even interested in either of them

swallow that. no matter how they spin these two for YEARS ON END. their characters have nill in their arsenal to be so affecting for a serial.

so please TPTB spare me their love scenes.

Steve
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Steve

Genie Francis for the win. Her facial expressions and pure rage shined through. One would have thought that Kevin would have been with her, unless he was out searching for Spencer. The bonding scene with Ava and Sam was riveting. West brought out some of the best work we’ve ever seen from Monaco. Two women who’ve never liked each other, suddenly sharing empathy. Totally unexpected. Kudos also to Ryan Paevey who tends to do his best in scenes with Stafford and Gati. I look forward to seeing what the chemistry is like with him and KSt when she returns on… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Genie is so great! Just seeing her in those scenes makes me miss her acting so very much. WHY don’t they give her more emotional scenes to play?

Rhonda
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Rhonda

I agree, Genie for the win! Laura is so gut wrenching and moving in those scenes you can feel her mourning her son Nikolas while she freaks out about Spencer.
Plus, she looks more beautiful than ever!
Nina? Bleh! She tries too hard to be sexy and if you have to try that hard you just don’t have it.
Krazy Kelly bores me but she’s interesting with Ava.

Patrick
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Patrick

OMG @Steve. “…A special needs child storyline with the two of them”

What is it about Kristina Wagner that gets me. She’s beautiful. Lady love

And john jay York Mr. Big Mac. This couple tear me up. The warmth care and longing in their eyes for each other. I LOVE FELICIA.

This is a very relevant topical story, that needs to be shared. Mac and Felicia are so sensitive and mindful of each other. All the challenges ramifications of this played out by two of our best.

I LOVE MAC AND FELICIA.

LOVE

Steve
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Steve

That’ll teach me to follow rumors. I’m glad JY got airtime, but bringing Mac into the Man Landers dribble? Anyway, it’s great to have Maxie back.

rose
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rose

Steve…Totally agree with you re: Genie’s performance. Just hope the writers don’t use this as an excuse to put her back into Shadybrook or Paris now that Laura has been given a meaningful place on GH again…and Kevin. And I too liked the interaction of Sam and Ava. Besides Julian they sure have the same nemesis in common, whether Sam is under a “curse,” or whatever…and he’s Sonny. And speaking of Sam and Sonny…what is it that Sonny doesn’t get about Sam not wanting him to bring Jason back into his fold, legal or not? And he just goes and… Read more »

rose
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rose

Steve…P.S. I’m also liking more from Ryan Paevey/Nathan. Just recently I saw him starring in a made for tv movie “Unleasing Mr. Darcey.” It’s Nathan/Mr. Darcey the dog lover. Certainly not up for any awards, but a nice, fun departure from Nathan the cop.

Patrick
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Patrick

I think Nathan has improved. if anything… he’s at least more comfortable with himself and the whole canvas. he has a relaxed ease about him. WHICH , for ALL the Nathan fans… makes watching him that more appealing. as I’ve always said… whatever angle that camera catches… so do we. I am not looking forward to a Maxie reunion. Nathan is a stand alone character.. he’s fine with Dante and Nina. BRING ELLIE TROUT back. ps: that time away did Ryan Paevey wonders… when he took time off to do that movie. all that much more skill set learned. good… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Steve:

Your last paragraph…

“Finally, does Sonny have to be involved in every darn storyline? If Sam does shoot him, let’s hope a good long coma so we can all enjoy a break. If not, we’ll probably see Sonny write to Man Landers, interact with Aunt Stella and comfort Hayden after a miscarriage.”

LOL…Love it!

rose
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rose

Patirick… i think they have always had a hard time writing for Maxie and Lulu. I thought the writers had finally found a good fit for Maxie at Crimson when Connie was running it. And certainly not without incidents. Then again when Julian hired Nina to “resurrect” it.

But Lulu…she’s a good mother, but she always seems to be impulsive, stirs the pot, and it gets her into trouble. I would have wished more for each character.

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Rose.
I still cannot stand Nina. Part of it is due to the writing of this character but mostly, I think it’s due to her scene-chewing, hair-chewing, adolescent posturing.
In fact, my physical reaction is such that I do think I am allergic to the sight and sound of Nina.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

LOLOLOLOL!!!! I did it again! Forgot to change it back. IF it’s get posted…it’s from me, Rebecca1. Too funny!

su0000
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su0000

Laura is total psychotic.. I would shoot her with a tranquilizing gun and put her in straight jacket, crazy she is. I have zero sympathy for her she has always been a selfrightous banshee.. She will have to kiss Valentines fine arse and beg him to keep her out of jail for assault and battery a good 10 years in prison. (25 yrs with intent to kill. Lulu is as crazy as her mother and now Dante has caught their insanity.. ahaaa! the whole family should be a ward of the state. The 3 Stooges of revenge, psychopaths, they are… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Huh, su? “Shoot [Laura] with a tranquilizing gun and put her in a strait jacket”? But TPTB already did those things to Laura [Genie]! LOL! “And still she rises”! Genie forever. 🙂

su0000
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su0000

hi Nancy,
for the 1st time I am having some fun watching GH..

Genie is doing a great job/acting.
Having a good laugh over her googly eyes and pulsating nostrils..

They could make a horror movie-
starring; Laura in the chilling and thrilling movie:
‘Laura the Psycho Grandma’ – ahaa just give her an ax.

She will soon be committed..
Laura is truly a deranged maniac! a Seven Thirty, for sure!

all in all , I’m having a fun time watching the psycho Spencers.. LOL!

Shay
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Shay

@Nancy…Tell me about it!…Being ensconced in that ratty old bathrobe and rocking chair at Shadybrook more than adequately imprisoned our angelic Laura for far too many unproductive years on GH…Now finally—at long last— Genie Francis and her exquisite creation have been unleashed in spectacular fashion! And “they” were most definitely worth the wait!

Barb
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Barb

But please, how do you really feel? Don’t hold back. I wish Laura was psychotic and went on a rampage with her board to the head- I have a list of characters for her to take down. I really love her and find her to be an exceptional actress who is now relegated to grandma babysitter status and filler. I would so love for her to have a rich and dramatic storyline where she is strong and powerful. I am sick of Lulu and could do without her entirely-and unless Dante turns bad and soon- he can go as well… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

As far as I’m concerned , Barb, Dante is already bad. He does nothing when Sonny commits any crime; as a matter of fact, the entire police dept. does nothing. I love Valentin , Julian and Ava!

Boop
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Boop

I agree, su0000.

Barb
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Barb

Like to see Dante with a lot less clothing and taking over the mob and dumping Lulu.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Maybe you think Lulu is crazy because she was walking around looking 10 months pregnant while pretending she wasn’t pregnant. WHY did the director allow that to happen? It was distracting and ridiculous.
But I hope the actress takes a HUGELY long maternity leave because when she’s gone, Laura gets more air time.
I will take Laura over Lulu any day

Barb
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Barb

It was distracting-especially the NB pumpkin gown. But her right to work while pregnant and all for that- it is a job and I respect them for letting her work-they used to fire or lay-off actresses when they got pregnant. Perhaps they could create a fake soap illness that would account for the increase in size- maybe a hysterical pregnancy or something so that we could all get into it and enjoy the ride. Would like to see that as well when they SORAS- have the kid go to the pediatrician who diagnoses Sudden Onset Rapid Aging- and we see… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

su…EXACTLY!!!!! I mean…I cannot believe that the character of Sam is STILL ON GH!!!!! BEYOND BLAH!!!!! And the FAST-FORWARDING continues……….

Take care.

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

I don’t get it either. She is very popular. I just don’t understand. Her acting does nothing for her.

Timmm
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Timmm

Val has to deal with FAKESON, Laura is off the hook.

Carrie
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Carrie

I love the material Genie has been given lately. Any time Genie gets to play more than the angelic mom and grandmother I love it. As an actor, she has a lot of range but doesn’t get to demonstrate it often. I am enjoying this.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So am I! Agree with your post 100%. Enjoying Genie also! 🙂

Barb
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Barb

Agree completely- more Genie and not as granny.

elm1951
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elm1951

laura did hit valentin but it wasn’t a board it was a crowbar…………………

Barb
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Barb

Even better!

Jovin
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Jovin

It has never made sense that Sam, mob moll extraordinaire, would love Jason and Sonny so much…yet reject her own blood family who also happen to be mobsters. The hypocrisy there is just staggering!! In order to keep Ava around and viable…she needs friends and family. Ava and Sam as friends and family is an awesome move!! I don’t know what’s wrong with Sam, but anyone who hates Sonny is okay in my books! I saw chemistry with Ava and Doctor Griff. That character is going to need a purpose soon after wandering around town for nearly 2 years without… Read more »

rose
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rose

Jovin…love your observations.

Timmm
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Timmm

I’ve said this before, the ONLY way to make Franco tolerable is have him and Scott move in. They are so great together. Bonus: Heather gets released to her son and has to wear an ankle monitor and the THREE of them live together. It would be gold!

Shay
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Shay

I’m all for springing Heather out into the wilds of Port Charles, Timmmbo! Hilarity would most definitely ensue regardless of the circumstances…it always does! Besides, it’s painfully obvious our favorite GH nutter needs a new distraction because she’s apparently spending waaaaay tooooo much time on the computer in that loony bin for the criminally-insane…she’s taken up residence here at MFSoaps to cause her patented form of demented mischief that’s eating up this website in the same manner that Ms. Webber devours her beloved Kelly’s BLT sandwiches…with ruthless and unabated abandon!

Jimh
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Jimh

Scott and Franco could have some funny Odd Couple moments

Steve
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Steve

Once Sam gets diagnosed, let’s have Jason and Alexis commit her to a sanitarium. Heather and Aunt Olivia can join her in the game room.

Shay
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Shay

@Steve…I don’t think it would go amiss for Alexis to book a guest room in “LeNuthouse” either….This is a woman with multiple issues that truly need to be addressed….not the least being her compulsive sexual desires for criminal consorts which lead her into all kinds of trouble time and time again!!!

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

I thought it was the best episode in a long long time. All performances with great . Loved that Genie was front and center. Seems as if she is starting to loose it. They should have had Kevin with her. Put Jon Lindstrom on contract. I do feel Laura is the moral center of the show, I wish she would not have used violence.

KM has been great as Sam. I have never noticed her until the last several weeks as she plays these psychotic episodes. She is doing a great job

MW as the burn victim, bravo

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Loved that Laura was front and center.” Always!
Yes, please put Jon Lindstrom on contract.

Shay
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Shay

Considering the absolute abundance of material just begging for his analytical expertise, Dr. Kevin Collins should be put on contract to monitor these threads—STAT!!

Timmm
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Timmm

They seem to not be interested in signing Ryan to a contract. I guess they feel if he pops in and out its enough to keep him and Laura’s love life acceptable. Val is so smug. Laura was at her wits end and literally had to hit him over the head so to speak to get his attention! I’m okay with that. First it was her son and no her grandson, she is pissed!

Celia
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Celia

Hardship and life challenges aren’t strangers to any humsn being. We, as women, are a strong lot….. stronger than we are given credit.
I know Laura and Ava will come out as victors, shields ablaze.
Sam? I think this is the perfect opportunity for the writers to give Sam the courage and resolve needed to combat the demons in her head and the parasite in her blood, albeit I do not think it’s a psychological issue. For once, I am cheering for her. Go Sam!!

Grant Putnam
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Grant Putnam

You don’t think Sam’s demons are related to the new vitamins her new doctor (played by James DePaiva) prescribed? Or that the doc looks like he could pass as Garvey’s (insert random mobster after Sonny and Carly in Puerto Rico and is now holding Spencer in the basement) brother? Or that this whole contrived plotline is related to Olivia Jerome bringing Marcus, Morgan, Jason, Claudette and Nikolas back from the ‘we-never-found-a-body’ dead?

Steve
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Steve

My bet is Sam’s current situation is related to Olivia Jerome.

Like Jennifer Bassey, it looks like James DePaiva took a role that was written for a day player. A waste of two fine actors.

Celia
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Celia

All these things are possible. I have only given my perspective, Grant. According to my husband, Sam is manifesting symptoms of “Toxoplasmosis”. Obviously, not 100% accurate….it’s a soap, TPTB will cook something up, without fail; whether it makes sense or not. He only saw one episode with Sam having these hallucinations, and he diagnosed her, LOL, after apprizing him of the conditions in which Sam gave birth. My husband said it could be from a parasite. This is why I said it is not psychologica, or physival; but, bacterial. I do agree about this Garvey guy. You have just added… Read more »

Barb
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Barb

Some days better than others. Some days I don’t want to be strong, Celia. But life goes on and I need to not let it pass me by and that comes from strength and resilience. Hope all is well with you.

Jimh
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Jimh

when Ava removed her bandages i wanted her to start screaming…then we see her face-she looks just like Carly-lol…im back briefly…very ill so i only come here occasionally until when i ever get better-later…sister very ill too

Celia
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Celia

Sorry, Jimmy. Peek in when you can. Hope you and your sister feel better soon…..much love.

Shay
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Shay

@jimh…Of course, Oscar could be connected to Nelle…but what would her family have against Spencer and the Cassadines??? Her big beef is with Carly and her clan…Now if it were Joss who had disappeared, then, yes, that would have made sense! (Then again, when is GH ever logical???) Anyway, welcome back! I sent you a message yesterday when I first saw your post, but it went bye-bye! Needless to say, it’s so good to hear from you again, jimh!….Both you—and your trademark humor–have been missed! Here’s hoping that your sister and you bounce back from what’s ailing you very soon!… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well put, CeeCeeGirl! You know, the other day when you alluded to Dr. Jude’s educated guess as to Sam’s malady—but didn’t name it—I was already thinking “toxoplasmosis!” (So, did this character cross paths with some manky stray cat, enjoy a too rare hamburger or did I miss another clue as to the source for this illness—do you think she was purposely given the parasite in some form or another??? In any case, oh, yuck!) Regardless, this unpalatable storyline could give Kelly M a chance to finally shine, if her recent excellent scene with Ava is any indication of her future… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Shaybelle, So exhausted…hard to sleep…got back from a Joan Jett concert ( she’s touring with ” Boston”), and I just had to tune in to see what’s new in our soap world. Best time…all’s quiet…sshhh…. Sam could have come in contact with a parasite in that germ-infested ( cat feces?) trench where she gave birth….. ……Or, as Grant suggested, the doc ( DePaiva) could have contaminated the meds he gave her. Also, this Oscar idea has merit, as you stated. He could, very well, be related to Garvey. Was it Steve or Alan who said the same thing (… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Stray cat. Really Shay??? I love Sam and Kelly can act. I think her biggest problem is being in scenes with Sleepy Miller! They both mumble and slur their words like Anna Nicole Smith used to. When Kelly is acting with her mom, sisters and now Ava, I think she is great.

Sassyduck
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Sassyduck

My first thought when Spencer was ‘kidnapped’, was that he was behind it, himself (perhaps with Sonny’s help). He’s been looking for an opportunity to put the screws to Valentin, and what better way than pinning the kidnapping on him. The kid is incredibly smart, has the means, motive and opportunity to pull off something this diabolical. Spencer would go to any lengths, short of physical violence, to exact his revenge.

Shay
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Shay

@Timmmbo…I knew that would pique your “curiosity,” however, remember, what it killed as the famous saying goes!!! LOL. But yes, cats–especially the stray variety—are a veritable buffet of nasty germs and assorted dangerous pathogens that can cause a variety of truly awful maladies in people and other animals alike…just one of the reasons I cannot stand them! (The fact that they are also highly predatory creatures which stalk the warrens of wild rabbits that nest on our property is another huge factor in my intense dislike of them….I’m not much of a “pet person” to speak of, but I do… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Had to ask you too…what if Oscar is Nelle’s brother???

Shay
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Shay

@Sassyduck….I would certainly never preclude a child of Spencer’s brilliance to have come up with and executed such an antic, but somehow, I don’t think that’s what has happened this time. Call it intuition, but this event simply feels more sinister…and foreboding.

Patrick
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Patrick

Kelly Monaco :   Sam this trance and / or fugue state…. I too shall eat crow if you tell me her eyes are deader than ever. first of all… I am not getting any premiere tickets to Sam… and Jason. each scene sees her lapse in to a dead state Sonny deadpans for the audience… not really saying much of anything Jason pines in … are you OK ? who are you talking to ? thereby Sam just has to give some excuse or make a quick hasty exit. BAM… end of story. okey dokey… Sam just is ? she… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Thanks for your reply…im still having some medical problems but hopefully i am on the mend

Shay
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Shay

Ahhh, Joan Jett, huh, CeeCeeGirl??? (“I Hate Myself For Loving You!”….greatest song from that particular artist! Oh, yeah!)…As for the “toxoplasmosis?” That was a soap storyline staple for an absolute age…seems to me at least a few pregnant women suffered that particular illness through the annals of daytime history, although it was usually pre-birth and played up as a threat to mother and child before being cured to save both patients…I don’t recall a post-natal application of this malady! As for Oscar, the kid is a walking question-mark as far as his background is concerned, and given his close proximity… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

you slay me….

“…And speaking of, what if she’s instead being fed “shroom” extract? ”

Laughing out loud

having been their done that. she can lolly gag in front of the spotlight and do something hadn’t she

lordy this girl has no life. about the only time I’m jREALLY irritated.. well what about that ? is when she’s lighting in to her parents. Julian and Alexis need to kick her to the curb or give her a doubly good spank

Jimh
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Jimh

i have missed many episodes because of illness but i wonder if you know what happened to one character…the young guy who seemed interested in Sonny-he was briefly involved with Kristina…then he worked at the coffee shop before he vanished?

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

The only advice I can muster right now is when you see your neighbor in the elevator wearing a mask- do not ask her if it is one of the new treatments from the spa downstairs. Peek-a-boo-horrifique! Poor thing, she invited me in for a drink. With a full case at hand, I feel we are on are way to being fast friends. Speaking of who or whom is behind the mask- looks like we have had somewhat of a confession. No outbursts of shock from the courtroom, I might add. And I have plenty of my own real-life problems… Read more »

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Let me add, dear Shaybelline, if I may be so bold-and beautiful- avoid General Hospital at all costs! While it certainly is a step up from my last hospitalization- so confining and dreary and my roommate Heather seemed to come and go as she pleased-and not once a crust from her glorious BLTs. Just plain selfish and cheated at canasta. My beautiful baby- a bumbling, inexcusable switch-up of urine and blood work courtesy of the lab. The only thing I am carrying is plenty of catholic guilt and shame and a few extra pounds- not the miracle bundle of joy… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Thank you for your always sage advice, Phyllis…I will take it under advisement! It truly is a comfort to have someone like yourself who has obviously seen and done it all to take the time to come and share your vast life experience with the rest of us….you possess a candor that is rarely witnessed on this website, and I really do love it! But you mustn’t further tax your precious energy with sorting out our silly website problems…you’ve already done more than you could possibly know! For now, you must put your own myriad of urgent personal needs first… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
PS….LOL, T….about the mumbling? Gee, I don’t know if BM influences, or brings out Kelly’s mumbling.
I had a problem understanding her, way before Billy was in the picture….excuse the pun.
I think Sam’s mumbling, at this time, while she is going through whatever ailment, fits with the theme of the storyline.
She should be hallucinating all the time…..perfectly executed. LOL.
No, seriously, I agree. I am just beginning to see Kelly’s talent….jokes aside.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Celia…girl…I’ve been a big Joan Jett fan ever since I was a teenager back in the day. Oh…and BTW, Bad Reputation, I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll and Cherry Bomb are my all-time favorite Joan Jett songs. AW, HELL YEAH!!!!!

Later, my friend.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Jay, You must be one of the nicest guys, ever! So, I could not simply ignore your comment, in my inbox, as I will be “retiring” from GH, until it becomes less hostile and more ‘honest’. LOL. Anyway, I can tell you that Joan J still has ‘it’—-she truly is a wonder! But, we, also, went because my husband is a “Boston” ( the band) fan…..everyone was great!!! If you go on line, you can see the concert, or snippets of it. (Jones Beach—July 23rd). When Joan was first introduced you will hear the crowd’s roar…..but, what you will… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Genie and Maura bring it every day. (The Ava Spencer scenes were exquisite.) I’m thrilled to see Laura with actual lines. She’s been sitting on the side for far too long.

I’ll never be a fan of Mumbles so I’ll leave it to her great fans to write a proper appreciation.

Michelle is among the best of the best. Wished she had more to work with.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…I’m thrilled to see Laura with actual lines. ” and she’s earning back her legacy vet stat. “…I do feel Laura is the moral center of the show, I wish she would not have used violence. ” – I borrowed this from a post above. – Laura certainly has her chutzpah together when backbone is in steely mode, yeah? she usually tends to always hesitate or is in anxious mode ?   she’s certainly displaying a whole new intensity and willpower.    THANK you Genie Francis.   eat a candy bar ” I wish she would not have used violence. ”  yeah that… Read more »

lovesam1122
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lovesam1122

Honestly I can’t believe this is the first you have noticed Kelly & how low key your description was, she has been giving Emmy performances throughout this whole story. Her scenes with Maurice & how she is confusing everyone leaving them with bewildered looks. Going back & forth from sane to almost borderline insanity, her performances have been brilliant.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

It was a great episode. I felt for Laura and I thought her scenes on the dock were the best. You could feel her frustration, the grief she barely expressed for Nicolas finally rearing its head as she now fears for Spencer. Regardless of whether Nicolas is really alive or whether Valentin is or isn’t the culprit…she believes he is and finally let loose. I always like Sam. I, too, think that though she’s supposedly having visions…her visions are allowing her to see the truth! She should have resented Sonny all along. She should have feared for Jason each time… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

I have a feeling you might be not-quite-right. I mean, hour upon hour day after day, dissecting the minutiae of GH and posting, and posting, and defending and monitoring all conversations for appropriate content. Lashing out when you are playing defense attorney in the soap opera you live in. Why not send in your scripts and notes and feelings and what you think is best for all concerned. I’m sure they could really use your help, and obvious you would work day and night and for little to no pay. And you would get to control things and people and… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Ugh! Why are posters attacking other users here?

If one finds themselves disagreeing with another poster on a regular basis, simply stop reading their comments.

I might not agree with a comment one poster makes about a storyline, but will keep my respnse to the show (characters, storylines, actors, writers, EP).

Nobody knows what’s going on in other posters’ lives. This website might be one of the only escape they get in their challenging lives. Respect and civility for all.

Anne
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Anne

After reading the ratings page-which took hours-I tend to agree. Even Scott Baldwin as prosecutor would be able to easily dismantle the endless perjuries-and with a hangover, at that. Seems most on here have lives grounded in their own families and activities and interests- and only one who is so utterly invested in being a controlling presence on these pages. It is exhausting and at times infuriating but it is always there. Defending any cause does not grant one the right to assail others and again and again and then cry foul and is anyone else that vested in stock… Read more »

Nicki
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Nicki

So perfect-women on the edge! Her latest ICBMs have launched. We are all fake profiles conspiring against because we want control! Great place to visit, but don’t want to live my life on these pages.

Helen
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Helen

Battlestar Galactica in the quest for control of the planet Fairman. Only I don’t see the others as alien invaders or even seeking control. Just to have their voice or opinion heard. Without judgement or disrespect. It would seem that if a post is posted, after being moderated, then one is free to disagree or state opposing views. Without the insults and accusations and all supposedly in the quest to defend those needing defended-which in that case, ok to name call, insult etc-as for the higher good which has been arbitrarily and capriciously decided by a site squatter under the… Read more »

Frank
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Frank

At least the Bold and Beautiful’s Summer of Sheila is highly entertaining. This version-which extends to fall, winter and on. And on. Is not. I think Heather Webber must have escaped again, and is pouring gallons of her famous ice tea. Only no sugar in this latest batch and I am choking on it. People complain about some characters hogging all the air time. But then do the same on here. Not good for the ratings.

Maureen
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Maureen

I hate it when the soaps re-write history. I don’t like it on here, either. Each new version follows the same line- I am a victim’s advocate and defender and victim and everyone else is bad and wrong. And stupid. And she does not like them-but they are not real, anyway because no way real folks could disagree and if they do it is because they are bad people making bad comments and deserve her insipid retorts. I wish Ron C. would take over writing for her and her crew. At least some humor.

Dottie
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Dottie

Women on Edge Indeed! And men too! Summer of Sheila on the weekend-bonus! I want in on this one, as no doubt will be epic. In previous episodes of this battle of the fembots or manbots or people or whatever- to me seems people take this as 2 teams- I take this as I do not know anyone here that I am aware of and you do not know me. I am not on any team and I don’t really think others are- often one person will speak out and that gives others gumption to speak out as well. Regardless,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Women on the Edge: Laura, Ava, Sam and (________)….What an apropos thread for these posts to appear!

Phillip
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Phillip

Fairman Family Feud- this IS just like the soaps. I want to play too and I want to be Phyllis. Not Newman. Definitely not Diller. I am Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco. since the role of defense attorney has been taken, I will assume the arduous task of Fairman County Prosecutor. I am going to need any and all victims, witnesses, perpetrators to come forward now with their testimony and remember you are under oath. I have started to go through the evidence- and there are thousands of pages to go through. I will need a good vodka martini. Probably another. I… Read more »

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

It is with sincere regret I will not be able to continue in my role as prosecutor. Last night, I left Fairman Towers after a lovely dinner and a few glasses of wine. My law partner insisted on driving, but since it was my car and he needed dropped off at home to his wife, I took the wheel. I’ve been really tired lately-but what busy attorney isn’t? My mistake was taking off my seat belt. And texting. And a little law review between partners. The deer came out of nowhere. A huge buck. Despite having gained a few pounds,… Read more »

Kevin
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Kevin

@ Phyllis- Excellent. Just a breath of fresh air and hysterically funny and witty. Thank you. More, please.

Shay
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Shay

Dear Phyllis….(May I call you that, or do you prefer Attorney DeMarco? Please let me know and I shall happily comply…) Best wishes for a speedy recovery…you sound like one heck of a durable dame to have survived your immense ordeal! Needless to say, I am crushed that you will be unable to fulfill your gracious offer to represent all of us who have been so negatively impacted by certain provocateurs in Fairman County….you sound like just the right woman for this arduous and thankless mission of which so many have previously attempted and failed. Alas, fate stepped in and… Read more »

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I couldn’t help but think about the money and effort Valentin expended on overcoming his scoliosis when Laura hit him hard across the back with a crowbar.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Mister M,
Just finishing up reading the comments. And yours? Well, how shall I put this…..HILARIOUS!!!!!!
Such subtle sarcastic humor never passes me by. Too, too funnny.
We needed that. Thanks….love it !!

Jimh
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Jimh

What you think Carly would do if Oscar who is seeing Josslyn turns out to be Nelle’s younger brother?

Celia
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Celia

@Jimh.
Ahhh, my Jimmy……I’ve given up. Anything is possible. I’m still living in dreamland where Kiki, Nelle and Nina are concerned. LOL. I will embracing that tiny scintilla of hope that they are mother and twins, forevermore.
So, my friend, why not? Oscar could be anyone. Belong to anyone. Obviously, he is someone on which to keep an eye……there must be a reason why he is suddenly crawling to the front of the stage.
I thought he was just part of the teen “scenery” when Joss’ friends invaded Carly’s house.
So, while we never saw those other kids again, heeeeere’s Oscar.

Jimh
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Jimh

I still wonder what happened to thatyoung guy Kristina was involved with…he showed interest in Sonny, started working at the coffee shop then vanished

Maureen
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Maureen

I had read meningitis in spoilers but looks like your hubby hit the nail on the head with his diagnosis- toxoplasmosis -good work!

Shay
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Shay

@MisterMedia….Makes one wonder if Valentin will relapse back into his former Quasimodo mode….

Celia
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Celia

HaHa, Shay. I heard that in his past life Valentin served as both aumonier and bell-ringer for La Cathedrale de Notre Dame. I was stunned!!

Alan
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Alan

Genie Francis was amazing in her scenes but I would’ve expected Laura whacking Valentin would have triggered memories of when she hit David Hamilton while in a fit of rage and killed him. History is a soap’s best friend…

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

Yes I remember that well. She is on the brink. That could produce some great scenes! Where us Kevin to help her thru this!

Carrie
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Carrie

I guess we can stay tuned and find out. Glad she has Kevin in case it happens.

Steve
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Steve

I guess Laura can be allowed to be violent once every 40 years

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

🙂 🙂

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi Steve… Had to find a place to post to you out of the “war zone.” Until and if Mr. Fairman puts a stop to this latest round (it’s happened twice before) I’m sure even this comment will be stalked as well. Just wanted to say I appreciate your sweet, sincere response about people attacking others…not knowing what’s going on in others lives, etc. That comment, just like your posts, was intelligent, mature and sensitive. And rational. It’s funny how we can get a sense of people from the opinions they express in their posts. Our rapport…(yours and mine) even… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi Michael (Fairman)…I’m glad you got my message. Thanks. Looking forward to your new site!

Best,
Rebecca

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Three phenomenal performances in one day? I almost forgot I was watching GH. Kelly Monaco awoke from her slumber to give a chilling turn with a baffled, intrigued Ava looking on (the always sublime Maura). But my favorite was Genie Francis’ unhinged meltdown…wow! Just goes to show the wealth of talent this show has access to. And to top it off, Billy Miller gives us that sexy takedown of Valentin. Be still, my heart.

Patrick
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Patrick

Kelly Monaco : “I’m going to PROP ” here ye here ye… it’s about Sam I went back ( watched ) and focused on Ava and Sam. AND, ” I liked it ” . plenty think of the story possibilities.. as Sam seared Ava mind.. that she could take her life back. wouldn’t you like to see Sonny get his just deserts ? it was ALL about how the scene ended… with that womanhood side by side embrace screaming coquettish . flame on fire this UP. you know … call it Thelma and Louise… call it a burgeoning friendship… now… Read more »

Junie
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Junie

I have always loved the Sam, Carly and Laura characters and the actresses who play them. This is definitely some of their best work .

Michael
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Michael

I saw Maura West in the airport a few weeks ago and chickened out when it came to telling her that I love Ava Jerome since she was standing next to me at the security check point. She is on the most brilliant actresses on the show.

Boop
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Boop

These characters are allowed to take matters into their hands too much without any consequences ; believe me when I say , hit me on the head with a crowbar or anything else and discover yourself in jail with quickness! However, I’d call in the real police because Port Charles Police dept. is very partial ; no justice

Debra m
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Debra m

I am just happy they are finally giving Genie a story and more air time. Now show more of her and Kevin and their relationship. Just because a couple is over 50 does not mean they are not sexy. Would rather watch them then the dull Michael and Nelle. Maura West, what more can be said. She always is amazing!! Good to see Kelly finally getting to show her acting chops instead of looking bored and that monotone voice . The only time I can take Sonny is in those scenes where he is stalking Sam in her imagination with… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Buying the house, I think it is a symbol to show the audience that they plan to live happily ever after with child ONLY to be ruined by the evil Dr. O!

Celia
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Celia

You are so right, Timmmy. I have this premonition that Dr. O will destroy this couple’s life by doing something bad to Hayden, the baby, or outright kill her. I shiver at the thought. I hope I am wrong as I wish TPTB will think of a more “civilized” way of exiting Hayden.

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

I totally agree more Kevin and Laura. His absence I. The last few episodes has been glaring. He would be at Laura’s side thru this ordeal. She needs help!

Laura
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Laura

Sam, Laura and Ava are the only reasons I’m still watching GH. Kelly Monaco has been knocking it out of the park. Sam has always been my favorite so I’m thrilled she is finally getting a storyline. The scenes with Ava were chilling! Maura and Kelly worked well together and I hope to see more of it. Maura West always brings her A-game. Ava Jerome has been one of the best things about GH since she came on a few years ago. Genie Francis is a legend and proved why with her performance on Friday. I’m thrilled that Sam and… Read more »

DBallard
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DBallard

Genie is a legend all she needed was a good story and some emotion in it. Kelly has always been a good actress but she’s always been behind Jason or the partner in crime so she never really had to be too serious in acting but with MAURA she showed how great she really is and the story lately may not be the best but her acting is showing depth. Maura is to me the best actress in daytime right now but the stories under Shelly/jean hasn’t been the best for her but she always made the story work with… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, DB..we are so lucky to have the great Maura West on GH. Along with Genie Francis, Michelle Stafford, Kathleen Gati, Laura Wright, Finola Hughes, the great, recently retired Jane Elliott (still miss Tracy), we have no shortage of brilliant ladies. Now if Sam’s story continues as well as it has, maybe Kelly can move up a notch also.

DBallard
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DBallard

Yes we are! Hopefully this story does lift Kelly because I like her she has an unique chemistry with Billy Miller who also gets awful writing.

Celia
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Celia

I bow to you, Soaphound…..you have enumerated all my faves.

su0000
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su0000

Nobody has mentioned– what Laura will do after she knows it was not Valentin.
She went lumatic full psycho on Valentin and he is innocent.

Anyways.. Laura is going to have to get down on her knees and ask Valentin for forgiveness.
She committed assault and battery and she could go to prison for it.
(( I hope Valentin files charges against her))
And when Laura finds out Nikolas is alive, Valentin will own her .

Psycho Laura is going to have a rude awakening ..
(she is total spich ..

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, only on GH, Laura will go to jail and Sonny, Ava and Julian are free as a bird!

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

Isn’t that the truth! No one every pays. Laura doesn’t belong in jail. She needs psychological help

Celia
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Celia

I don’t think Valentin will press charges, su. If he went after Laura, then all his ‘good’ work will be for naught.
Valentin needs to prove that he is not vindictive and means no one any harm.
There is another thing that keeps gnawing at me, though. Where is Claudette? And, is Valentin responsible for her fate, whatever that may have been?
Laura is an angel…..she better not be going anywhere.
And, Michelle Stafford brought elegance, “how to walk” and fashion to drool over, in PC. She “ain’t ” going anywhere, either……..regardless of what is bandied about her. She is one in a million.

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

Laura is an angel. She just needs help grieving. She is slowly coming unhinged

Timmm
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Timmm

THAT was GH on Friday! Laura: Finally we get to see Genie for what she is, a wonderful actress! And FINALLY she shows her anger at Val for him “Murdering” Nick. It was great to see her hit him over the head and then FAKESON shows up to secure the scene. Ava: I really love how they the writers are writing this redemption story. Ava has been so bad and unforgivable BUT to show Ava physically and emotionally burnt, we the viewers are acquiring sympathy. Her and Sam’s scenes were unexpected, odd but VERY good! Sam: I love what she… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Could Oscar be Nelle’s brother…that would be an interesting shocker for Carly

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

MORE HEATHER, PLEASE.

Sonny served all of one day for First Degree murder. Surely Mamma Grizzly Heather could be released.

I’ll make the pitcher of Iced Tea to celebrate.

Heather is my favorite Soap Crazy of all-time. And one of my top five GH characters. Can you imagine the fun if she and Lindsey Rappaport fr OLTL were roomies at a transitional home.

A boy can dream…. Shouldn’t Steven Lars have been re!eased by now?

Remy
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Remy

This is the Genie we have wanted for yearssssssss!

The Facial expessions, the projection in voice, the power of a Spencer becoming the moral compass of Port Charles.

Hopefully, a meaty storyline is up Laura.

My Girl Maura always hits the right stuff and gives us another side of Ava!

Never the one to disappoint, i could watch an whole hour of just Ava working her web of life.

The Sam storyline is very blah. The last time she was really interesting was when she was with John McBain.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Awesome talents so enjoyable to watch but I just cannot embrace the plots. I am tired of mob mess and family vendettas that stretch credulity. I know. It’s soap. I just prefer a little more humanity to crazy.

Maureen
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Maureen

Hello Michael Fairman-always nice to hear from you. Message appreciated, and received. I apologize for my big mouth and frequently off-topic. I love your site and the stories and scoops. Looking forward to the new site, and on my best behavior. Again, my apologies and best to you. Thank you.

Nicki
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Nicki

You are not the one needing to apologize for anything. Michael Fairman needs to apologize for allowing this totally sick and weird nonsense. Better things to do and places to go. Take care Mo

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

@Michael Fairman. Thank you. I have watched General Hospital since 1971. I have also been reading the comments, which used to be so enjoyable, for years. I have never posted before. But, I couldn’t ignore all the negative vibe. From where I sit, there is only one person who keeps throwing the first stone. For years now. It is so unbelievable that she keeps acting the victim and continues with the viciousness. If another poster puts her in her place, her gander goes up and lies by recounting her version. I read every post since you have opened the dialogue.… Read more »

Helen
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Helen

Thank you for speaking up! If I am banned for agreeing with you 100% -at this point I would consider it an honor. I have come here for years and made less that 10 comments at the most. I have watched this over and over and now she has written to MF and again played a victim. There is one person needing banned-but even that would not prevent a return as she has made several other posts to fawn over herself under other names. There is never a break-ever. No comments by anyone else ever have or do reach this… Read more »

Maureen
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Maureen

I have always tried to apologize promptly when I am wrong or even when not, in an effort to get along with other people. I have apologized several times on here, including this page. After reading this and other comments, I take it back. I give up. Surrender. Everything you said, Francesca- so true- as myself and others have tried to point out and take defense from. And she writes Fairman and plays Vicki Victim once again and everyone else gets spanked by daddy and a warning- same warning from what- a year ago? I don’t need one. Last visit.… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

Even Victor Newman got sent to prison. It was not for long, but justice was served. Not on this site. I will save you the banning of me-I ban myself from this insanity. One person has woven a clever and sickening web and camps here to rule and writes to MF and so it goes- over and over. I know what the truth is and so do others and somehow this is missed- I would like to go on and on and point out- as she is given freedom to do on here in book-length posts where she twists everything… Read more »

Dottie
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Dottie

Clearly no use. Everything you say I will attest to and agree with. My third post-and last. You must be a fake poster like myself- and our clear view of what has gone on here and so forth does not matter at all. Shameful, Michael Fairman- I have been a fan and soap fan and reader for years and years and I am so sorry you have chosen to put one poster and her utter abominable behavior above all others. You always have a positive and loving message- but you do not follow through on your site and allow one… Read more »

Nicki
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Nicki

It is no use. True, all. Ban me. Seriously- enough. Had my fill. Out.

Timmm
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Timmm

Nikki, dont leave because of ONE bad apple! Michael will cut her loose!

Karen Connor
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Karen Connor

I have has a birdseye view of this also, and am in agreement entirely-although I think you were perhaps a little too nice about the whole sordid mess. The level of manipulation and distortion and then curled up cuddly kitten innocent victim is disturbing-even more so the response from Michael- also a sick obsession with another poster and jealousy and wanting- all of this usually makes for great soap. But in this case makes for a master’s class in personality disorders, manipulation, gaslighting- I am extremely disappointed, stunned, but you, I and countless others-who are lumped into some kind of… Read more »

Joseph
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Joseph

Preach! On deaf ears. Outrageous. Sick. Messed-up- true- and total bs that this has not only been allowed- but is endorsed like she is Queen of Sheeba. Queen of this place- and a liar and instigator and on and on and on -go right ahead and ban me before I vomit in complete and total disgust. Sickening.

Barb
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Barb

Valiant attempt at presenting the truth, but sadly you, I and a plethora of victims are once again being offered the boot. Spread the love? If this is love-not loving it. At all. I can’t condone this, don’t accept this-no-I DO accept this and chose to withdraw from the festivities entirely. No longer a fan or supporter of this site.

Diane
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Diane

Also a lesbian obsession with Celia, a hatred of Shay for “Taking” Celia from her-frequent digs at both of their husbands as they are in the way as well. Other posters who have taken her fire-collateral damage- nothing matters but Celia and Shay. Read it yourself on page after page. Others are fake or liars or Celia or Shay conspiring against her. How dare Celia withdraw from her. Only Celia never was playing for keeps nor even aware she had been staked claim to. Her thanking Fairman on this page- classic- making sure everyone “Knows” she and Fairman are on… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Wow!!! What a revelation, Diane. Good one, my friend. And, to think I never suspected a thing. Love it. LOL.

Kevin
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Kevin

Oh my. I think you may be on to something. Obsessed and jealous and angry and I think -whatever the line is about protesting -thy doth protest too much?? – If I can’t have her-something she never “had” in the way she presumed or assumed or desired-Poor ingenue Celia- always popular and friendly and I have enjoyed reading her tidbits- and How dare evil Shay befriend her and ruin the budding romance that Celia was never party to. So destroy all the villagers in a moral cleansing? Have not cared for her attacks or writing and the critiques- she has… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Oh, Diane! May I nominate you for “Post of the Year?” Make that “Post of the Decade!” LOL…(With an honorable mention runner-up prize for Phyllis Fontaine De Marco! You go, girl!) Your analysis of this situation was absolutely hilarious….even more so than another contributor’s hypothesis of a year or so back that proffered the notion that CeeCee and I were two gay dudes doing an elaborate panto as fast-friend, soap-loving chickadees! (Not true…as far as I know, we are just as you say….two ladies with beautiful, happy families and fulfilled personal lives outside of this insane microcosm!) As for those… Read more »

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Since my accident and loss of one eye, I keep missing posts on here and then –Bombshell! I would not mind some attention of the obsessive kind- just know that any financial support will need to come from you- and I enjoy a glamorous lifestyle-and hoping whomever can and will provide one for me. I don’t think Celia is the only ingenue within these walls- turn down the lights a bit and I will show you ingenue-and-improved! Better yet, just turn them off.

Mark
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Mark

Francesca Bruno? Really? Who are you? Never saw your name before. Just another “suspicious” new name here to attack Rebecca, even after Michael Fairman expressed his disapproval. Francesca, whoever you are, give it up.

Mark
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Mark

Oh, Francesca? It is obvious that you and some other “new names” are one and the same. It stopped being cute after…when was it. Oh. Never. Now, respect Mr. Fairman and others on this site who wish to talk about soaps.

Anne
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Anne

Hi Rebecca- always suspicious of new names, aren’t you? FAKE! Doing exactly what you accuse everyone else of. Liar. Fraud

Maureen
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Maureen

Yet we just see you to play defense on Rebecca’s team-the one and only. Suspicious? Of course, because she tells the truth- a stranger to you.

Nicki
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Nicki

Mark FAKE Rebecca STOP TELLING OTHER PEOPLE WHAT TO DO

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Who am I? My name is Francesca Adriana Rinaldi Bruno. I hail from the province of Cosenza, one of the three regions in Calabria , Italia.

America has been my home for 46 years, now.
Who are you?

Kevin
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Kevin

Really only one poster on here tells others what they may and may not say or do. Same poster always accusing others of being fake or imposters. I call fake. If not fake, entirely out of line and not your place to tell others what to say or do- but I think we all know from which well these fetid waters flow.

Brian
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Brian

I agree completely. But this is her home and she has made that really clear and so has Michael Fairman. She not only has her profile, but her other profiles to back her up and ready to take over in the event of an emergency. Only she will never face the banning threatened to her victims and loving an abuser is not healthy in any relationship-including on the internet. Encouraging that is abusive as well. I don’t want to be a part of this nonsense anymore. Come to escape, have fun, catch up and that has all been irreparably damaged… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

It is truly a shame. But, no matter who posts, it has now become questionable, Brian……what’s the point? I don’t see anyone attacking any other poster with offensive words except the peson in question. Most posters agree to disagree. She goes on and on about my two names….CeeCee and Celia. As soon as I switched from CeeCee to Celia, I announced it. My personal mail, under CeeCee was hacked. I switched. Nothing nefarious. My name is Cecelia. Nickname CeeCee because my twin could not say Cecelia. The name CeeCee stuck…..my parents have always called me Celia. But, I must think… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You know, Brian? After rereading all these posts, I must say yours is the most succint. It says all it needs to say in a few, significant words. You tell the raw story, exactly.

Kevin
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Kevin

Sad. True. Never-ending. These boards used to have some of the most entertaining posts I have ever come across. Just hysterical-wit, humor-others would pop-in and it was -for me anyway-always exciting when the pages were updated to see where and what was next and I laughed and could not wait for more. I didn’t see any hate or abuse and yes there was some snark but it -in my opinion-was not abusive or intended to hurt or degrade any person or other poster or actor. Then, the darkness and vitriol. From one who felt left out and not most popular… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Thank you for putting the truth out there for all to see! I cannot wait for Michael’s new site. I hope he takes out the trash and we can all have fun again! Lets discuss our soaps and leave politics OUT of it!

Shay
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Shay

@Francesca Bruno….Molto grazie for your sensible comments. If you are who I am surmising, please convey my fondest regards to your delightful daughter and magnificent mother….I miss them both! However, if I am mistaken, deepest apologies, but thank you just the same for said sentiments!

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Hey. Jealous. I thought you were possibly grooming me for a potential scandalous dalliance du jour and I turn my back for one minute and find you swilling Chianti and noshing on cannolis? What up with that? Hush Hush, sweet Shaylotte. Don’t go breaking my heart-or do-but I draw the line at stealing my purse-just FYI.

Shay
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Shay

Oh, my….I think we may have had our wires crossed, Phyllis! Whilst I will cop to the occasional cannoli, I’m a teetotal suburban housewife who is definitely not desperate….in other words, I am a girl who can say NO! to outside temptations and always does….What I think you require is a gal more after your own free-spirited heart…someone with a hot mess of a shambolic life whose stories of woe can easily rival your own…May I humbly suggest you contact Alexis Davis of Port Charles?…Besides having a widely-documented love of the vino and an even more well-known gargantuan appetite for… Read more »

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

No Shay, dear, I am not she. I apologize for not responding sooner. I am very familiar with your writing, and I thank you for your input. I have been watching for decades and read these threads whenever I am able. I never really felt the need to add anything. All of you do so well discussing what’s what. I did feel the need this time, for whatever it is worth. The first time around was bad, so offensive. The second time around, worse. I hope there won’t be a third time, where MF needs to step in. I am… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

I love your spaghetti sauce and frozen pizzas! Welcome!

Harry
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Harry

I have had a really bad week. I mean, surreal-nightmarishly bad and so I came in here for some levity and escapism.
What happened? Don’t even try and answer. My sense of humor and irony is gone right now and I probably won’t see anyone’s answer anyway.
But it’s sad and pointless.
Michael Fairman, it seems to me that a quick antidote to the problem at hand is to allow a filter feature. Maybe that’s not possible but I honestly think it could help.
Thank you.

Maureen
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Maureen

@ Michael Fairman- Thanks for your response, Michael, I appreciate it and have a tremendous fondness for you, your site, and admiration for your work and keeping soaps front and center-I believe I also saw you in a inmate line-up on Bold and Beautiful! Michael, I can’t do it. It is a battle, it will never end, and I am exhausted. She has already brought in her other accounts to defend her and attack others and this is what she accuses everyone else of doing. What person goes to such lengths, is here 24/7 filling pages and pages? I see… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Hi Group

su0000
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su0000

did it post ?
trying, again.. sorry if a duplicate..

Hi Group

Harry
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Harry

Hi Suoo. Don’t you hate Sonny?

Mark
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Mark

Wow! I don’t know who you people are but you are doing exactly to Michael Fairman what you did to me! This is his business and he has done his best to handle this situation from all different angles! He has allowed comments on many levels from all people to go through which, unfortunately, instead of making the site more interesting has turned it into a Twitter-type environnment where people are out of control. I have explained (which I should have had to) over and over a situation between myself and two posters which has been going on. In between… Read more »

Maureen
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Maureen

In today’s episode, the part of Rebecca will be played by Mark. And vice versa. “Don’t come for me unless I call for you…” “whoever you are, give it up…” There are two of her alters- front and center and there are more. Again, everyone else is fake and petty and ageist and racist. Are you April and Abruz and Harry, also? How is it they and “Mark” and Celia and Shay- the only real people on here? Why is it an attack on you when others don’t care for the names you have called them or the insults -anything… Read more »

Helen
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Helen

I think you must have forgotten to change your name back to Rebecca, Mark. But please, go on about other posters changing their names. I suppose this is our doing as well- another attack. A crop of “posters”?? Looks like you have a greenhouse full of your own identities-at least remember to keep the names straight-points off for that.

Shay
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Shay

Multiple personality disorder???? How very soap-apropos!

Shay
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Shay

Might as well just cut with the chase, go with a full-on admission and adopt “Sybil” as one’s new username!

Becky
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Becky

So sorry to hear of all your troubles.

Harry
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Harry

Wait, people were attacking me? Well, that’s an outrage, an outrage I tell ya! And Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care. This isn’t real life in here folks. Try disassociation–it works. I don’t need to come in here to be insulted when I can get that treatment at home! Back to soaps: GH is getting better but that Assman Landers has GOT to go. Otherwise Nathan is going to have to hang up his police badge and become a proctologist and THEN he will have to buy a new license plate which reads,”Assman Landers.” Okay. I am cheering myself… Read more »

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

Hi Harry, You can be Phyllis if you would like. Or Harriet. Or Rebecca or Steve -I mean the choices are endless. As are the multiple personalities on these pages. I am doing my best to follow along but still lost. I know all the alters serve a purpose-if I remember Vikki Buchannan and Sybil and so forth- some are stronger, some defend, some are good, some bad- I have no idea if I am speaking with one or many or the same or does it really matter or am I the one losing my mind and if so, who… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Phyllis, don’t you ever go! You actually made me laugh out loud (I refuse to write LOL).
I love your imagination and ability to parody all this nonsense. It’s good and harmless fun.

watsontml
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watsontml

I am on other sites where bad behavior became the norm. The owners and moderators took control so the site was able to function as intended. It was a relief to all. New boundaries were put in place and all comments are monitored and immediately banned and taken down if anything is questionable at all. I applaud you Michael. No need for mean and nasty behavior…we see enough of that daily all around us.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Dear Mr. Fairman,

I think that a brand new site is a very, very excellent idea. I look forward to checking it out whenever it is up and running. Take care, sir.

All the best to you,
Jason aka Jaybird369

Steve
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Steve

Dang, after reading some of the comments, it seems we have more drama here than on any of the 4 shows!

Without naming names or taking sides, we have accusations of:
Select Amnesia
DID/split personality disorder
Sexual attraction
Manipulation
Doppelgänger
And the makings of a potential who-done-it.

Somehow, this has got me in the mood to watch “Soapdish” tonight.

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

And then came you… Mysterious stranger, new in town. Alone? I am fairly new to town myself and newly single. Dismiss any stories regarding a topless road-rage incident as pure fiction and make yourself at home.

Harry
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Harry

Phyllis, you are hilarious ( I assure you all that I am NOT Phyllis).
I swear, you remind me of a certain poster from way back in the AOL soap posting days. In any case, you certainly inject a much needed dose of humor into the issues at hand and for that I thank you.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

(Giggle) Stiffling a laff!

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
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Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

The more I try to get my bearings, the more confused I get. Steve, are you one of the alter-personalities as well? Hey, the more the merrier-except when I am picking up the check, anyway. Just wanting to get to know people, even if they are just many parts of one. Or another. Cheaper by the dozen.

Steve
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Steve

Anyone who’s read my point-of-view on Julian & Alexis would know I’m not one of the personalities.

I will say that I always did admire how goody two shoes Victoria Lord got away tons of things thanks to Niki and others. Connie Falconeri was a poor imitation.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

LOL. Not to fret, Steve. You are you. I can vouch for that. (But they might not believe me.) This may have a trickle-down effect! You ALL may have to change your names…how do we know we’re all not “me?” Sorry to inject a little factual info into the festivities (and “Phyllis” has been quite amusing, I must admit) but I wrote yet again a verrrrry long piece to Harry & Rose…and Maureen… none of which posted. I kinda think when posters are STILL going after one, that would be me, a voice (mine) should be heard. So, here’s the… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

@Rebecca1 – I applaud you for “trying” to defend some of these actors, which takes courage. It is much easier to ignore these mean comments from posters, as I usually do.

It is quite obvious that these new posters who popped up – are family members.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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