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General Hospital's Frank Valentini & Ron Carlivati Promise Huge Surprise on Today's Episode!

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General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini and head writer, Ron Carlivati took to Twitter early this morning alerting fans of the ABC soap for a big surprise that was kept under wraps that will unfold on today’s episode!

Valentini tweeted, “Good morning fellow Port Charles residents. This one was hard to keep secret for so long but we did it…GIANT surprise today! Total #GH gift! Any guesses?”

Carlivati tweeted,  “You don’t miss @GeneralHospital today. Trust me. #GH #MindBlowingMoment #IfYouKnowPleaseDontTell

So now we pose the question to you, what do you think is the mind blowing moment and big surprise on today’s episode that the powers-that-be in Port Charles are alerting us too? Are you excited to see what happens and will you be tuning-in? Comment below!

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Karen
Karen

No surprise that Kiki is Silas’s. Well that’s my guess anyway.

Tom K
Tom K

Robin Mattson????

Mark
Mark

Whatever it is, it scares the bejeezus out of Heather Webber so it’s gotta be good!

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

Kiki (lauren) is silas and ava’s kid.

Dee
Dee

I don’t think that will be revealed for a little while

moosebird
moosebird

My guess is that Silas will be revealed to be Kiki’s real father, and that Franco is not her real father, therefore, Michael and Kiki aren’t having an incestuous relationship. Also, kind of bothered by the way that that lab techie (can’t recall his name) was blackmailing Michael into sleeping with him to protect his secret that he was kissing Kiki. I of course woiud love if Michael swung both ways, which he obviously doesn’t, but kind of creepy of that techie to blackmail him or anyone for that matter with sex, orientation aside, especially given that Michael was violated in prison. Why traumatize poor Michael any further. But not too surprising, given that Carlivati wrote the Todd (well, we didn’t know he was Victor at the time) storyline, where he was falling in love with Marty, a woman whom Todd had raped.

Mary SF
Mary SF

The lab tech is Brad- and I agree– on Days when someone is blackmailed into sex it is called rape– so this would be no different. However I don’t think they will make Michael go through it again– and why they are even doing this side line story is beyond me–

Jane
Jane

Someone told me that a former actress whose character is dead recently taped a couple of scenes so I’m guessing a ghost is paying someone a visit. But if not that, I don’t know.

janice
janice

thats why kiki has dark hair

Franny Wright
Franny Wright

The reveal of Sam’s dad is supposed to be on Monday so that’s out….maybe that Silas is Kiki’s father or that Britt is carrying Lulu & Dante’s baby? Those are my best guesses right now……will probably be something totally different!

janet
janet

Whatever scares Heather??The lady is certifiable so it could be anything, maybe its Ron on screen. That would scare me. If its not Roberts return. I don’t care. Don’t get me wrong. I do not like RH no matter who he is playing but his bloody face and the scumbag Brad ,just made me not care.

Annette
Annette

heather webber no big surprise, unless its robin or robert then I would be surprised

Howard
Howard

Heather is a match for Danny and really Franco’s mother maybe? Hoping if true, and Heather donates, she gets reduced time and can heal. So many of us want Robin Mattson back full time.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

That is the best guess I’ve heard! I like it.

Patrick
Patrick

ditto…

just having Heather out and about… in the mix….

would help immensely… till the stories get turned around for the better.

LOVE, Robin Mattson.

shawn
shawn

More relish????

Patrick
Patrick

LOL.

relish.
burned dolls.
incest.
syrupy Sabrina.
the 3 amigos.
don’t know if after all that i’d buy Olivia w/Sonny.
Michael being framed to ??? woah…
you know, even my adorable Molly… having to deal with TJ sleeping w/Felix sister.
Luke is on vacation.
frumpy Laura… is the same old person… she needs a revamp.

you know… I hope they do spring heather out… and I just wish TPTB would bring back Joe Scully, JR… to see Tracy in the mood….

Patrick
Patrick

I think we need to see nuLulu and Dante – fight. they’re too happy… you have amnesia… to over the top happy… and we’d see some real relationship. I actually liked her with Mylo… dang! dag! flip my lid.. he is hot.

and… it’s a treat to see Anna and Duke… and Mac and Felicia. that’s it.

Franny Wright
Franny Wright

Just remembered Heather was in the previews so most likely it’s something to do with her, she looked shocked by whoever was with her.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I don’t know! But I am behind in watching, I usually do a marathon on the weekend. I just may have to watch out of sequence or break down and watch a bunch tonight…..

I'mSmartYou'reNot
I'mSmartYou'reNot

Nobody cares. The show is horrible. I was so encouraged for a few months, but it’s terrible.

Lawrence
Lawrence

Exactly they are last in ratings and they tweeted because they need a boost

Robert
Robert

There are only four soaps so between Days and GH they will flip flop for years on end. However, the ratings are up for all soaps so it really doesn’t matter who is last, all shows are winning!

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

It will MATTER to ABC!!

Connie
Connie

My first thought was right in line with Jane’s comment. I was thinking maybe Georgie is going to appear to Maxie.

felisha
felisha

OMG sentence

Nikki
Nikki

I’m really excited to see what this surprise may be! I don’t think it’ll be anything that anyone is expecting, especially because of Frank’s excitement. I saw where perhaps it is why Heather is so scared in the preview for todays episode and if that is the case- I’m terrified! If something scares batshit crazy Heather Webber- you KNOW it is going to be bad. But bad, in that sense, translates into oh, so good drama so I cannot wait!

sharon
sharon

If it’s not Robin Drake coming back, I am really not interested. I’m a little tired of the bait and switch approach of soaps.

Cathy
Cathy

ITA Sharon!

Pat
Pat

Gee, could the surprise be that Rerun Ron and Frank actually have a fresh idea and not something that’s been recycled 1000 times on the show or from their old show? That would be pretty rare. These guys are such hacks, and they are in the midst of destroying this iconic show. Plus, they cannot take any criticism. Their egos are out of control. You can only send them gushing compliments on Twitter or they won’t give you the time of day. What a joke.

Christie
Christie

Totally agree. These guys don’t give a damn about GH history/veterans, only using the show to pimp their own arrogance and massive egos. The show is in the toilet and isn’t even getting a 2.0 on any day now. Way to go, fellas.

Lawrence
Lawrence

Cartini is so desperate for a ratings boost. They tweet watch the mess we are showing now but we have a suprise at the end because we need ratings. Then we will not show that character for 6 months because we got that boost.

k/kay
k/kay

As much as I loathe JFP you tell me why they brought these two guys in from a soap OLTL that got cancelled? And you bring your 3 pets in from OLTL with you. So tell me once again that ABC does not have every intention of throwing GH overboard. Watching RH is like watching a bad comedy show he plays RH on every soap he is on.

Omar
Omar

I am a huge Frank/Ron team fan, the way they transform OLTL to great story telling right up to the cancellation and the way they brought GH back with new life, with the veterans and new characters and exciting stories..But I have to agree with Pat: The more I watch GH, the more some of the stories are some what similar to the ones over at Frank/Rob tenure over at OLTL..BTW, Heather is scared of Silas because she thinks he is Caleb, who tried to kill her..And I am sure that Georgie is the big surprise or hoping is Luke (if he is not in vacation mode) runs into a much alive Robin while searching for Jerry.

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

According to Soap Opera Digest the Big Surprise it that Franco is not Franco but JASON himself! And that Silas is Kiki’s Dad!

greg
greg

fire frank valentini. he is useless. the ratings have really gone down. hire someone who has fresh stories to tell. i hate silas ava and franco. fire all of them.

janet
janet

I agree. FrankenRon don’t have a fresh idea between them.All the things that brought the fans back was the done before with the old actors.I loved it, but I do not appreciate the new GH old OL.. Anna is now the head of the stupid PC police. Sonny is back smarter than everyone else. His having FrancoTodd beaten up by his goon because he can’t get his hands dirty. I didn’t lay a hand on my sons girlfriend? Only the stupid PC police believe he didn’t do it. Olivia really made me shake my head in disbelief I don’t blame you sonny if someone went after my son and hurt him I would have gone to court and said my son shot himself. ?? How do the actors even say these lines? Alexis says she is an officer of the court ,I no saw nothing. I just found him on the floor. I hope they ruptured his kidneys and he can’t be a donor. Dumb Morgan even knew Sonny did it.
Sonny can see where he kept Danny, Jason’s son from getting the bone marrow. Oh well I remember when he kept Kristina from getting help for her leukemia. Sonny ruins everything

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

Greg, I totally agree!! Us OLTL fans always said that they were sent to OLTL to completely destroy it and THEY DID! I don’t care about OH how good the Story lines were at the end, YEA THE VERY END LIKE THE LAST DAY OF THE SHOW LOL…..Ron is a HACK Frank is yet another talentless hack on ABC’s Payroll. I have always thought and said that they sent RC and FV to GH to Ruin it just like they did to OLTL! I mean come on now it took him over 1 year to let us that YUCKY Saybrooke changed Natalie’s Paternity results to show that Brody was Liam’s father ALL tho we ALL knew John is!
Ron and Frank ARE bringing back the Mob to GH and PC!! They are completely useless~!

susan M.
susan M.

I like what Frank & Ron have done with GH. They kept it going! I have no complaints about Gh! I enjoyed seeing Georgie today and I think Maxie is going to tell LuLu and Dante the truth about the baby…I am liking Silas now! And maybe Sam & Silas will get together..

Petra
Petra

it must be bad it scares the hell out of Heather Weber … and thats one women that don’t scare easy 🙂

Yolanda Arias-Arenas
Yolanda Arias-Arenas

We see that Jerry is alive.

Lawrence
Lawrence

We already know Jerry is alive. Dr Obrecht took robin to him

Connie
Connie

Heather is Franco’s mother and Georgie comes back in Maxie’s dream.

paula m.
paula m.

I think Georgie is back..and i hope for more then one or two appearances!!

susan M.
susan M.

Just in spirit of course!

RobertC
RobertC

GH has recast Jason and he back in Port Charles today would be my crazy guess.

Edward
Edward

it is Georgie!!

curacaoman
curacaoman

Olivia Jerome will visit her (relative) Ava

Terry
Terry

It’s Georgie. Just saw her

Cathy
Cathy

Sick of their pets and bait and switch. Let me know when ROBIN returns. Robin a GH VET.

David
David

What do you not get that Kimberly McCullough who portrays Robin is working on other projects and cannot commit to returning long term. All she could do is short term and by short term that means a day or two. No sense in having her return for 2 days to do the same they have been doing. This is through no control of the producers, writers or even ABC. She chose to leave before these new regime returned. She has made appearances with them since. But it’s not their fault she is not available for the long term right now. I saw someone suggest on another site that they recast her. Can you imagine the complaints then. But Cathy if you can get the actresses who plays Robin to return for a long term story please let us know I am sure the wrtiers and producers would like to know it is possible as well.

Jake R.
Jake R.

Thank you David! Maybe that will stop some of the haters who don’t seem to get that Kimberly is pursuing a career a director and as of right now, not interested in a long-term stink on “GH.”

Dawn D
Dawn D

Well they say it hasn’t been spoiled sooooo. Jake comes back is my #1 all time return.

JEFF
JEFF

WOW, some fickle fans here. Cartini rescued this soap from cancellation!! The reason the ratings are down is because all the 50th anniversary stunts have past and yet people expect all the oldtimers to stay permanently. I don’t want a soap that’s like an old-folks home. It has to have young blood and new storylines. I don’t want to watch a soap that’s stuck in the 70’s or 80’s for God’s sake. Come on people how about some loyalty! The show still has the best acting in the biz IMO

Lawrence
Lawrence

No you are so wrong. The ratings are down because this show has been boring and sucked 2 months in a row.

David
David

Agreed Jeff. The old timers and vets some stayed some didn’t You see some on only a few episodes at a time because that is the way keeping budget. Some like Finola Hughes are working on other projects and only agreed to return to GH if they were able to do other projects.

Ive come to realize that people will never be happy no matter what a show does. If the show concentrated on the vets or characters from the 70s and 80s you would lose your younger demo audience which is where GH is still performing very well especially in the 18-34. You would also see those ratings drop eventually. And if the show is staying around for many years to come you need new characters, etc.

But it is pointless to even state anything positive to people because they immediately cut you down and turn it into a negative. I honestly think some people still watch GH just so they can come online and complain about it. I’d love for these people to be put in charge of the show, dealing with budgets, contracts, network executives, making all of the audience happy.

But it is what it is. If GH does get cancelled the people complaining better not be crying about it being cancelled. Because it is you people who caused the cancellation.

Lawrence
Lawrence

Um Y&R is a vet oriented show and they have maintained a younger audience and has been #1 for 25 years. Damn you are so wrong. No I will not cry when GH gets cancelled because Frank and Ron know better than to produce the same shit that got oltl cancelled.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

As to the younger fans, I would love to know how many of them got hooked on soaps because of stroylines with their own age groups? My teens NEVER watch network TV. If they do it is because something is on that an adult wanted to watch so they happened to stay in the room. If adults aren’t watching because of the poor writing there is no way in hell that any kids in the household will be tuning in.

Lew S
Lew S

I AGREE!!!!

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

RC did not save shit! All he did was throw around some of the Vets and bring back a whole bunch of ppl that he KNEW were not going to stay! Recycled OLTL Story lines and GH fans made him out to be some Soap Savior! Now A LOT of them are seeing him for the HACK he really is!!! He can not come up with an original idea to save his life! The Story lines at the end that he was “coming up with” were recycled stories from GL and ATWT!

Lawrence
Lawrence

Exactly JolieFan

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Cartini rescued the show from cancellation? Then why do the ratings show week after week about a million less viewers when he took over????? All the boards have endless threads with fans SCREAMING to get rid of Franco and Kiki. I can only think that FV and RC were hired to drive GH so far into the ground that no one would complain when ABC cancels it. Certainly seems like what they’re trying to do to me.

Christy
Christy

is it Robin Scorpio Drake?

Charles
Charles

This is a clear sign that the show is in a state of flux. I am disappointed in the whole Todd,John, Starr.debacle.Each time I look at the show and try to imagine them as new roles,I.e. Whatever…i haven’t when bothered to learn their new characters new names…Heather….has been taken through the ropes…over and over…shows they can’t make up their minds with writing story…its old….now bringing Ava…..former star from As World Turns…..and now add to the mix Michelle from YR……this show doesn’t know what direction they are taking…..the writing story boards should be a year out,but this is a complete mess on paper………and you can put the blame on the two whom steer this production now………i have stopped watching

k/kay
k/kay

Charles has that been confirmed about Michelle Stafford?

Mark Y
Mark Y

Who’s Georgie and how does she fit in? New viewer here.

Lawrence
Lawrence

Georgie is Maxie’s deceased sister.

Edward
Edward

Maxies sister frisco and felicia second daughter… she was murdered by diego alcazar, He was the Text Message Killer about 5 years ago

Barbara t loves One life to live
Barbara t loves One life to live

Georgie is Maxies sister that was murdered, the last writers killed her off (DUMB DECISION) Had to make more room for the GANGSTER’S so they killed all the Good people of Port Charles off. Alan, Emily, Georgie, THE FANS.

Patricio
Patricio

Best reply of the day! Lol!

JustSaying
JustSaying

Georgie is Maxie’s younger sister. She was murdered by accident when a mobster’s son was trying to kill Maxie.

The mobster’s son was then “murdered” – so we think. Therefore, Georgie was also “murdered” – so we think.

jon
jon

He shouldn’t have missed when he went for Maxie.

JEM
JEM

He wasn‘t going for Maxie. He looked Georgie right in the eyes before he killed her. He clearly knew it was Georgie. The mistaken identity was when he killed Letitia when he was aiming for Carly. He was not a very bright serial killer.

Terry
Terry

She is Frisco and Felicia’s youngest daughter. She also had an affair with Sonny.

aria
aria

georgie never had an affair with sonny, what the heck are u smoking?

Barbara t loves One life to live
Barbara t loves One life to live

I don’t remember Georgie EVER having an affair with sonny, she was just a kid and not Sonny’s type, I have watch GH for 50 years and that story I do not know of. When did this happen???

Jenny
Jenny

she never had an affair with Sonny ewww!

gloria
gloria

You must be thinking about Emily who had the affair with Sonny. That freaked everyone out!

Terry
Terry

If the soaps can alter the history of the soap, why cant a fan do the same. And if you think about it, in real life, Emily and Georgie are close to the same age. But SOARS has screwed that up the ages of the children. Michael, Morgan, Kristina, Molly and LuLu have all suffered from SOARS.

Ashlee
Ashlee

Sonny is a disgusting violent thug. Did anyone notice the casual glee he exhibited while Sean beat up Franco? He walked into his son‘s home, and proceeded to sit by and watch a man be beaten to a bloody pulp. Then he went home, started to make love to a woman who is the cousin to the woman he was supposedly passionately in love with last week. Sonny has been on this show for 20 years. He has “loved“ Karen, Brenda, Lily, Carly, Alexis, Angel, Reese, Emily, Kate, Connie, Olivia, I must be forgetting some moll. He made Karen a stripper, violently abused Brenda, threatened to murder Carly…yeah…what a leading man!

David
David

Georgie is Maxie’s sister. She is Felicia and Frisco’s other daughter. She was killed a few years ago when the hacks that where charge at the time did a serial killer on the lose story. The actress was let go due to story reasons. This was at a time that the hacks in charge where killing off so many characters.

I hope they are finding a way to bring her back for more long tern, sadly I get the feeling she will only be on for a couple days as a ghost. Still good to see her though.

k/kay
k/kay

Mark she was Maxie’s little sister JFP killed her off when she was EP along with tons of others.

k/kay
k/kay

Also the killer is now a cop and living in Genoa City over at Y&R also the hitman Jason is living there also the Irish girl that who was married to Lucky is living there. All undercover of course! But don’t worry GH /Port Charles has Abby Newman disguised as Lulu over there and maybe soon Phyllis the wack job will be coming to Port Charles. And we call this entertainment and told daily that soaps are coming back.

Terry
Terry

KAY, Its soaps. Its fiction. Its not real? There is a world out side of your couch and bon bons.

k/kay
k/kay

Terry what is that all about? Just giving them fits about the GH&Y&R swaps and I like my bon bons obviously you do to!

bc
bc

How abt if the surprise was that they cast Asian american actors as part of the gh cast and not as recurring chars? Stupid storylines abt “the relish” are on gh. Yet there are still no Asian american chars w/ romantic and frontburner storylines portrayed by Asian american actors who are not recurring but are cast members.

jon
jon

Well, there is that pathetic Brad.

Christy
Christy

‘desperately seeking sex’ Brad? te he he

also known as ‘people won’t sleep with me unless I blackmail them’ Brad

alexis
alexis

general hospital will be cancelled early next year. the ratings are down again. its in last place now. days of our lives is on fire right now. days has good storylines and good acting. general hospital will be replaced with a new game show. i stopped watching general hospital last week. its the franco show. i hate roger howarth. he needs to go away. never did like him. days of our lives and bold and the beautiful are terrific soaps. frank valentini is driving general hospital towards cancellation. when frank first came on gh. he saved the show from cancellation. i will admit. i was very impressed. the ratings were way up. but now, im bored with the storylines. im sick of franco franco enough already. viewers are getting turned off. thats why the ratings are falling and falling each week. maura west was terrific as carly tenney. on as the world turns. ava jerome is all right. but the way, she moves her lips. is really annoying. who the hell does she think she is . marilyn monroe. lol. her facial expressions damn annoying. lmao.

susan M.
susan M.

I don’t think GH will be cancelled! Ratings go up and they go down.. We have positive thoughts not negative ones. I have no complaints about GH. I enjoy watching it each day. Yes we should have positive thoughts & not negative thoughts! Things alway’s come around full circle for the good. It can’t be easy to come up with new storylines constantly! We shouldn’t alway’s think doom and gloom! POSTIVE THOUGHTS!

Phil
Phil

I have to say, I still enjoy GH but I do find in meh, lately! It is missing that something it had when I first started watching a little over a year ago. On the otherhand Days is top notch right now!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well it is summertime and all soaps story lines tend to get a bit dull since tptb know a lot of folks are on vacation and not watching– summers tend to have a lot of teen stories because they think students are home watching soaps in the summer, which in today’s world is a bit of a laugh. As for Days, if I don’t fall asleep during it I know it is good and for weeks I didn’t doze off- but this week I have been napping after the first 15 minutes and wake up for the last 5, so all shows have their ups and downs.

Michael S.
Michael S.

So what was all the hub-bub about? Is Georgie really alive? It’s hard to tell if Maxie was just hallucinating Georgie or if she was really there. I would be all for having Georgie return. I never understood the purpose in killing her off in the first place. Damn JFP!

aria
aria

How bout RC and FV updating us on Robert Scorpio and why the f*ck is he recuperating in Switzerland instead of GH to his closes relative? Mac is about to get remarried and apparently could care less about his brother.

gloria
gloria

REALLY! What the hell has happened to poor Robert! This is ridiculous that they just dropped that. Anna & Mac need to get over there & bring him home.

Thomas
Thomas

Georgie!!

Shay
Shay

Totally agree about Ava…cannot stand the woman and her over-the-top “Marilyn” voice and mannerisms. Hope they see her off soon. Also not thrilled with the return of “Georgie”….always found her to be really boring and annoying with her “holier-than-thou” attitude. The only Jones we need back is Frisco!!! Jack Wagner got a truly raw deal with his last storyline/abbreviated appearance and it should be remedied ASAP. And while the writers are at it, how about some more Noah, Robert, Jerry, etc…..there are so many great possibilities that these veterans can bring to GH, in addition to the fab work of RoHo, Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton. Not hating on the whole show as it now is, just think that there are too many excess characters that bring nothing to the game (Especially Sabrina, Taylor, TJ, Shawn, etc…) Oh, and please no Michelle Stafford….or Peter Reckell. They weren’t all that on their former shows…GH doesn’t require their services!!!!!

j novak
j novak

kiki is silas kid and going toing to keep gh on abc i wish

jon
jon

Georgy? Seriously, these “surprises” mean nothing to those of us who came over from OLTL and are unfamiliar with these former characters. In fact, its confusing.

Ashlee
Ashlee

They mean something to long term GH fans who sat through 11 years of Phelps and Guza butchering and decimating the show with non-stop violence and death.

jon
jon

With you being a long-time viewer let me ask: are you satisfied with the way the “vets” are brought on but not integrated into the so-called storylines? It seems they are brought on just as once-a-week window dressing. Personally I’d rather see them in heavy story than the dopes currently front and center.

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

I wish that Ron would stop shoving Kristen Alderson down our throats. She is in almost every episode. Please send her back to Llanview. The storyline clearly is not working, the kissing cousins, her being a Jerome, a Frank, a Clay, whatever.

JEM
JEM

To me, the most mind blowing thing was not the appearance of Heather, or Georgie, but that this show is telling a true and accurate description of gay characters through the character of Brad! It‘s about time!

gloria
gloria

Did you mean that as a compliment or an insult about the character of Brad? I hope he is not an accurate description of anyone. He is awful.

gloria
gloria

I meant to say is it mind blowing because they are showing Brad to be such a jerk or do you like Brad?

JEM
JEM

Of course I don‘t like Brad. He is a disgusting sleazy pig who tried to blackmail rape victim Michael into further non-consensual gay sex.

Patrick
Patrick

That’s not true at all.

even I, as a gay man… am, put off by Brad’s character. He’s a sleaze bag… now that I understand.

what I found even more offensive… is the GH WRITERS – writing… that these actors deliver.

geez! the word predator has been bandied about as of late….. Kiki… yelling, hollering, screeching… dull….. to Brad… ie: in defense of Michael… who can be dimwitted.

and there was another.. it may have been Sonny – ie: saying the same thing.. in defense of Michael about Franco….

and the one that I found dumbing down…. was Heathers’ line to Sam… with Silas at the mental institution… and/or prison…

“my son is a doctor and a murderer….” yikes…. Heather’s writing and dialogue was always stimulating… and funny- dripping with inferences.

what is going on with the WRITING ON GH?

please do not take it upon yourself- and place blame and or label gay people in a bad light….

read the statistics… it’s heterosexual men who’re the predators.

now.. I did find funny…. Brad to Michael…

“Oh don’t worry… IT will work.” LOL… now that was a treat.

I do question Brad’s taste…. I LOVE JAX – Johnny – and Dante.

all this build up of morphing and redeeming FRANCO… is too much… and so obvious…. all at the expense of Daniel Edward, and Sam… and alas.. I just loved Silas scenes with Sam… when he assertively and masculined himself… “Heather will give a dna sample”. he reassured her and they are starting to laugh and enjoy each others company… so that’s a nice slow build.

as for seeing “ghost” Georgia… well… that’s really only spent on Maxie… and may not be anything revelatory for turning GH around.

ouch… the writing again…. Maxie wanting to name “her” baby georgia.. but aching thru the scenes that lulu tells her to wait and name her own daughter such.

and sadly… watching Connie… all gussied up and showing up at Sonny’s door… “wanting him back”… as he was about to make love/have sex with Olivia… I’m not getting this at all… what a shame and waste of the lovely Kelly Sullivan.

k/kay
k/kay

RC needs to be smacked or is he trying to make people mad first I was offended about Britt even talking about an abortion when she is sticking out a mile and that is no matter what side of the aisle of that issue you are on. Then his making a cartoon Franco now Brad threatening a young man with sex. This is just me reading the episodes not watching it because it is too distasteful to watch. The writers of todays soaps are not fit to even be in the same room as the Douglas Marlands of the past. In the words of Victor Newman You Got That!

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

That is exactly what he is trying to do! He did the same thing on OLTL and We OLTL fans tried to tell you~! His writing is Atrocious but Frank will BACK him up. Do not think for one minute that Kiki Silas or Franco will be put on the Back burner so others can have some spot light too, no matter what the Story line is about you can BET that RC will make sure Them three are in them in some form!

ricardo patrick
ricardo patrick

i agree with your comment patrick. im a gay man 23 years old. brad is a sleaze bag and a loser. im gay very good looking italian man. im offended by the brad character. frank valentini should be ashamed of himself and ron carvilati for making the brad character such a jerk and a sleaze bag. frank valentini is gay. you think he would know better about gay people like us. frank valentini i have lost respect for you and ron.

Ashlee
Ashlee

How very true! Frank and Ron are gay. With the characters of Felix and Brad, they are showing truthfully what gay is. Felix is effiminate, narcissistic, self-centered, childish, bitchy, and gross for hitting on patients. Brad is greasy, sleazy, prone to blackmail for rape, and abuses his position in a health care facility. If straight men were writing this, people would be rallying and protesting that it was hate speech. But because two gay men are putting it on the air, there has been very little commentary. There‘s an old saying…“Write what you know.“ That‘s what they‘re doing. I commend them for their truth. I thank Ron and Frank for not taking the Will and Sonny route.

Max
Max

I started watching GH when the OLTL characters moved to the show. I Love it and I am enjoying GH. I think the show is great!

Judy
Judy

Here I was waiting to watch yesterdays GH and Georgie is back! That’s it? Here I was thinking it would be huge and wasn’t! Love GH, I hope that Michael and KIKI are not cousins because that’s totally gross and who would even think to write a story line like that? I love Olivia and Sonny together, hope one day Jason comes back and dumps Young and the restless!

Cheers! from the Canadian side

alan
alan

the big rumour is emily quartermaine is alive. she is locked in the basement. faison kidnapped emily. i heard that emily will be back to gh sometime in the fall or winter. maybe georgie felicias daughter is alive too. faison wants revenge on everyone.

Howard
Howard

Im amazed at a lot of the comments here! We all should be grateful GH has survived this past year. The show continues to thrive! I for one am loving Genie Francis back. I watched this show for many characters, and to see Laura suffer for many years and finally be back in a different way is refreshing, I know some think her return has not lived up to what we would expect, however, I think there is more in store for Laura. Getting Maura West, Robin Mattson also makes it interesting, Jane Elliott gave the performance of her life this year in scenes with Tony Geary. I think its getting interesting w/ the Jerome family looming in. Lets try to celebrate the 50th still! We are lucky to watch GH everyday!!

heidi
heidi

Agree!!!

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GH Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

MONDAY JULY 16

Michael is torn.

TUESDAY JULY 17

Valentin puts two and two together.

WEDNESDAY JULY 18, 2018  

Curtis offers Liz an explanation.  

THURSDAY JULY 19, 2018 

Carly faces the consequences of her actions.

 FRIDAY JULY 20, 2018

Obrecht encounters an obstacle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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