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General Hospital's Head Scribe Ron Carlivati On Ava Murdering Connie, Sonny Shooting A.J. & Robin Saving Jason!

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Sonny (Maurice Benard) shot A. J. (Sean Kanan) not good for his relationship with his son, Michael (Chad Duell).  Ava (Maura West) admitted to killing Connie (Kelly Sullivan) to A.J., not good for Ava.  Robin (Kimberly McCullough)d ecided to go help her friend in need Jason and try to save his life, not good for Patrick (Jason Thompson).   These are some of the hot storylines currently playing out on-air which will have significant fallout for the characters of Port Charles!

In an informative interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, General Hospital’s head writer Ron Carlivati offers up how the writing team came to the decisions of these story points, and what will happen next that will generate much intriguing story to come.  The big questions overall is; how can Ava and Sonny be redeemable now they both shot someone … or in the case of Ava, killed Sonny’s girlfriend?   No one wants to lose the fantastic Maura West from the Port Charles canvas, and doesn’t it all seem just ripe that somehow Ava and Sonny may end up in each others arms, maybe for awhile?  Here are a few interesting excerpts below!

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Carlivati on if the GH writing team was nervous making Ava, Connie’s killer:  “Of course, we were nervous! Especially the more we and the audience got invested in Ava. It was always my plan to have her be the killer but there was still the chance that we would change our minds and not write it that way. As the character started growing in popularity, executive produce Frank Valentini said, ‘You know, Connie’s killer doesn’t have to be Ava. Maybe something else happened. Maybe someone else came in and killed Connie.’ There was certainly that temptation to protect Ava but, in the end, we decided it was a stronger move to stick with our original idea and see where that could take us down the line:  What will happen between Ava and Sonny if and when he finds out she killed Connie? What will he do? She will have nowhere to run!”

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Carlivati on Robin leaving Patrick and Emma to save Jason, and in her mind being able to do both – help Jason and return to her family – which provided the exit story for Kimberly McCullough:  ” She (Robin) thinks she can have her cake and eat it, too. Look, I don’t blame the audience for being upset but we really did explore every permutation, every way possible to write Kimberly McCullough off the show. People say, ‘Why couldn’t Robin do the job across town so that she and Patrick can still see each other?’ Really? So, meanwhile, Patrick is completely stagnating in an off-camera happy marriage? That’s not a valid choice. That’s not a character I’m interested in writing for. We did what we needed to do.”

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So, what do you think about Ava being Connie’s killer and Sonny shooting A.J.?  Where do you think the story can head from here now that these two shot two citizens of Port Charles?  And the decision to have Robin leave to go help Jason to facilitate Kimberly’s exit from the show and to help free up the character of Patrick from stagnating? Comment below!

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Robert
Robert

I honestly believe they written Sonny in to a corner when it comes to Michael; he will feel beyond betrayed by him and may even change his last name to Quartermaine. In solidarity with A.J.

su0000
su0000

One thing about all soaps..
what is one day does a 180 the next..
the good turn bad and the bad turn good..
soap writers do their thing and all changes..
As for Sonny and Michael someday in future their relationship will turn 🙂
Michael and Sonny will always be written to have love for each other no matter how much they fight and betray..
It will be fun to watch them reunite, and they will 🙂

brigro
brigro

Sonny DESERVES to have michael turn on him after all the hell he’s put him through

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

Ava didnt have to kill Connie just because she knew Derek was really Julian because after the truth came out Julian didnt seem to care anyway…why not have Ava and A.J. struggle with the gun…have it go off and accidentally kill Connie? Id like to see Ric and Ava paired for awhile scheming and plotting against Sonny…A.J. should be in an irreversable coma and sent away to some clinic…then Sean K. could return 3 months later as Jason Morgan but with no memory of his mob ties he becomes a doctor at General Hospital where he and Dr.Clay have confrontations over Sam. I want Dr.O to have lied to Britt…Britt is really Bens mother but Dante is still Bens father…this could lead to many possible problems in Dantes and Lulus marriage! Robin could have left to help Robert with some foriegn medical crises that has left Robert seriously ill and near death…Patrick and Emma could visit(off camera) on occasions!!!

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

Also, id like to have seen Sonny and Julian as enemy business rivals…like Dallas’s J.R. and Cliff were instead of the mob wars! And Shuan less bloodthirsty!!!

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

OK,OK!!! just think how great it would be if soaps turned out the way we wanted them to be…well, they almost used to…lol

rebecca1
rebecca1

Though your ideas are great and plausible…I don’t like em! LOL..

First…I love A.J. I want him to survive…and I’d like to see Sean Kanan as AJ catch a break! I wan’t his name cleared…I don’t want him having amnesia or carrying around guilt for something he didn’t do, nor do I want Connie’s murder to be yet another thing that people throw in AJ’s face.

Unfortunately, unless they do reveal it’s Ava I don’t see how AJ will be cleared. I feel like they’re going to have to get rid of either AJ or Ava…and I like them both. Still, if I had to choose I’d choose AJ…but have him on the canvas and much more involved in storlyline. The Q’s are already diminished. What I think would be good is when and if they bring back Jason (whomever that may be in the role) is to have a new dynamic between the two brothers…will they be close again or at odds. Would nice to grow back the Q’s and have Jason and AJ close. I’d hate for them to kill AJ off…we shall see.

I also don’t want Britt to be Ben’s biological mom. NO!!!!!! Really want Lulu and Dante to be parents together…I like close family dynamics. That would also lead to Nicolas’s reaction when he finds out his fiance kept his sister’s baby! That should be compelling.

I for one believe that Robin would leave to save Jason. How, knowing he was alive, could she leave him to die? Though bad timing to say the least…I do understand why she had no choice and think it was a good direction for the writers to take given Kim’s decision to leave again. And…it paves the way for Jason’s return if that’s what they’re planning on doing. Then we’ll have to see if Sam chooses Silas or Jason. That too would be interesting in that there’s a good connection between Silas and Sam…don’t know if she’d be able to give up either one. (Maybe Silas is really Steven Caly/vampire dude…and when/if Sam rejects him it flips the switch and he becomes psycho again! Hmmmmmmm…..

brigro
brigro

rebecca AJ is not leaving. we would’ve heard by now

rebecca1
rebecca1

brigo…I hope you’re right. sometimes…rarely but sometimes…they are able to keeptwists and turns under wraps.

on another note, there’s rumors that William Devry may be let go in a few months. I am soooo hoping that’s not true! Love him!

toscanti
toscanti

I am a newer viewer to GH and Love the show, its writing team and group of talented actors. I can deal with anything as long as Maura West’s “AVA” stays in town alive and well. Love her and the character. She is the new GH leading lady. Class act all the way.

Emily
Emily

Please. We all know why he trashed Robin and had her abandon her family. SABRINA. No wonder he thinks it was the BEST EXIT EVER. It was an ingenious way to prop his invention.

dee
dee

I totally agree with you. He wants us to believe this was the only realistic exit for Robin/Kim? That Robin would knowingly bring back two of the biggest psychopaths PC has every seen… To save Jason? Think of all the people who would be in danger if she pulls that off. She would be opening up a fresh can of h@ll for Nic and his son. Plus breaking her husband and daughter’s hearts?? So Ron doesn’t want to write Patrick and Robin’s love story off screen??? But he wrote Robin and Patrick being still married and deeply in love when Robin leaves??? Ron is full of it and he makes no sense.

Sharonda
Sharonda

He is full of crap! They didn’t think of every possible scenario. No one in their right mind would believe that Robin would leave her child behind to go save Jason. That is the role of his wife-Sam! This is pure BS. Has Robin not even heard of Photoshop? That photo was fake. And even if he is alive, again why risk your marriage and mental stability and rearing of your little girl that you sobbed for 2 years over to rescue someone who will probably get shot, die, resurface and kill?! Robin could have easily worked across town-Patrick and Robin could have divorced and they could co-parent Emma. Her family can see her off screen. I don’t know why she couldn’t do the lab work close to home. Again, lazy stupid writers. GH sucks in character driven story lines. They should take a page from Kevin Williamson’s The Following-that is a great show!

dee
dee

Just a heads up,,, Robin did see Jason’s body. When she moved across town to bring the Legion of Doom back to life. And I agree with you. I’m a Scrubs fan4Life… But if he was so adamant about Patrick being able to have other storylines. Why did he leave no doubts in the viewers minds that Patrick and Robin still love each other deeply? Plus kept The Drake marriage intact? The only thing I know is Ron did not use Kim’s time back wisely.

SpixieFan
SpixieFan

The thing that makes me upset is… Ron Carlivati said there was no other way to write out Spinelli except to send him off with Ellie… I always thought there were ways to have him involved in trying to rescue Jason, and that is how he could have left the show… in an underground search for Jason. If BA never wants to return, there are, were ways to explain what happened to him.. maybe he could have disappeared, so he could return someday. But, now RC has Robin going after Jason.. when I don’t think her fans are buying this, but Spin and Sam fans really want them to bring back Jason and it would have been a great exit for Spin, instead of sending him off with Ellie. Spixie fans waited for years.. it’s like their story never finished, it doesn’t seem right. Spinelli could have gone first, to investigate and find out more information… then Sam could have gone in search of both Spinelli and Jason. That is a story I would have loved to have seen!!!!

I do hope this means Jason is coming back soon!! I know SB is with YR, but I think Billy Miller would make an awesome Jason!!

Rosanna
Rosanna

I would not want to write for a character off canvas that is just silly, any way we want nobody would be happy with how Robin left the canvas, the A.J killing Connie storyline seems possible, you get drunk and cannot recall what you did. Ava killing Connie is more likely, now lets see how this all plays out!

Iakovos
Iakovos

GH must keep Maura West as Ava Jerome. Miss West has brought so much to the show. If Sonny can escape the long arm of the law all these years, so can she.

steven cates
steven cates

I agree – do anything to keep.Maura West on the show! If she leaves so do I!!

Avatar610
Avatar610

My only concern is with A.J.- what kind of future does he have now? Will he be struck with amnesia or brain damage as a result of his ordeal? Well, let’s hope the writers FINALLY give the poor guy a measure of overdue REAL happiness!

JLH
JLH

I don’t know how they can keep Ava around but I’m sure hoping they do for a long, long time. She captivated me practically from day one.

MARY ARSENAULT
MARY ARSENAULT

BRITT SUPPOSEDLY STOLE LULUS’ EGGS, SO IS NOT “MOTHER”…AVA IS MORE “MOB BOSS” THAN JULIAN….SONNY IS SUNK…WAS DEFENSIVE ACT FOR AVA …BEING CHOKED TO DEATH BY AJ… WAY TOO MUCH ALL AT ONCE!! GOOD LUCK WITH JUGGLING ALLTHAT???

Vegas Toni
Vegas Toni

Making Sonny and Ava cold-blooded killers (if AJ dies) can only end one way – with them both gone. If GH makes it okay for them to shot Connie and AJ, then the show is a cartoon character of it’s former self. Time for criminals to pay for their crimes. Also, why wouldn’t Anna and PCPD do a gunshot residue test on Julian? That would have proven him innocent. Again, the writers making PCPD look stupid !

Alan
Alan

“If GH makes it okay for them to shoot Connie and AJ, then the show is a cartoon of its former self…”

You mean like how Phelps and Guza made it okay for Sonny shot Dante in cold blood years ago? And didn’t they also make it okay for Sonny shoot and kill Karpov for shooting Kate at their wedding (and wasn’t Karpov set up by Anthony Zacchara thereby making him innocent of the crime he was killed for?) And then there was Sonny getting Scott’s daughter Karen Wexler hooked on drugs and working the pole at his strip club. And don’t forget Sonny’s bestie Jason Morgan who was a hitman…

This show has been a cartoon nearly two decades. Valentini and Carlivati are turning it around.

Ryan
Ryan

yea!!

Vegas Toni
Vegas Toni

Yes – just like that ! I agree that it is very slowly turning around, however, some of the things they are writing are just plain stupid. I don’t watch soaps for violence. I see that everyday in the real world.

Tony
Tony

I love Cartini for their work on GH but they’ve made some huge errors in 2014. These story points have turned me off and I’ve watched soaps since 1975 and have seen it all….It’s not that they can’t recover; it’s that they are asking us to remain invested in, and tune in, to more than a handful of reprehensible characters. When I watch House of Cards, I know it’s a finite series with a small number of characters coming into my home for a bit once a week or even as a binge. GH is an every day thing. We need a community of interesting people we can care about, root for, try to understand, be intrigued by. Cold blooded sociopaths (running around Port Chuck) are as black and white as you can get.

su0000
su0000

That is what I love about GH..
I care about and root for the characters they rock, and I am always very intrigued and highly entertained, LOL @ ”Cold blooded sociopaths”, they are intriguing and I like them, they live two lives, and they keep me awake and on the edge, they bring the suspense.
GH has more variety than any any other soap it is loaded with different type characters and types of stories/variety.. 🙂
FV , RC and Team are doing a great job and they brought GH to life again and doubled the numbers= people like it.. 🙂

GH50
GH50

The show with complexity of story and character that RC describes is not what appears on screen and he seems really clueless to the fact.

He uses House of Cards as a comparison of a show that does not portray the world as black and white, with good guys and bad guys, and mentions Victor Cassadine being head of the WSB and Dr. O COS. He then says that it’s fun for a writer to find humanity in even the worst characters. Where to start? Have we seen a lot of humanity in Victor or Dr.O? Do we even know why or how Victor became head of the WSB? Are GH villians for the most part really that complex or are they more cartoonish than anything. Heather anyone?

The characters in House of Cards are smart. Are GH characters smart? Does Anna usually look smart in her role as police chief? Are Dante and Lulu smart for not connecting their missing embryos to Ben? Is Scotty smart for not asking for a DNA test on Franco?

Is a writer smart when he has to dumb down characters to advance his plots? When he leaves out standard police procedures to advance his plots? Standard medical tests left out to advance plot? Ignores the actual law and rules of evidence in court cases to advance plot? I really couldn’t believe what I was reading.

mmc
mmc

I think they wrote Ava into a corner….not liking the way this storyline went.

Fanny
Fanny

Maura West is a GEM, keeping her on GH is vital to the shows continued success.

Max
Max

Carl Hutchinsons on AW killed someone and they never got him and in fact he did a whole turn around and turned good… so they can keep Ava. They must she is too good. If Sonny and Ava start having an affair he will be losing Michael and Morgan.

su0000
su0000

I could careless about Robin and Patrick, they fizzled out years ago..
Ava is a much better character than Robin who is a dull as wallpaper.
Ava and Sonny involved with each other can only be high drama, love it !!

also– excited for Donna Mills to bring her drama to GH !!

Robin is not needed GH is moving forward!! and did very well for 2 years without her.

dee
dee

The millions of viewers that started watching GH again because of Robin coming back to Patrick and Emma proves you are wrong. When Robin came back GH ratings when through the roof. GH hadn’t seen ratings like that in years. Plus Scrubs reunion made top 25 on hulu.

Dimples02
Dimples02

Ratings went “through the roof” BEFORE robin showed up. She added to the momentum. Don’t get it twisted, GH was on the upswing waaay before she came back.

harry
harry

Su, I think you’ve made it abundantly clear to all that you harbor an inexplicable hatred for Robin. Next, please.

boes
boes

I never thought Carlivati would go so bad so fast. It’s like there is a curse on the GH writing team. All of the weaknesses in his writing that we saw pop up on OLTL – fascination with camp and spectacle over substance, flash over drama, cartoon vs. acting, utter hubris regarding show history and character integrity went into overdrive at warp speed on GH.
He can talk until the cows come home and none it either covers up or glosses over the bad choices he’s made story and character wise.

GH was terrible for years, and now it’s a terrible cartoon.

SZima
SZima

You are so right about what Cartini did to OLTL. I finally quit watching that show at least a year before it went off the air because it became exactly as you described.
I’m concerned that, for the same reasons, I’ll have to finally give up on GH. There are far too many characters getting away with crimes and not being punished. Too many characters making choices that make no sense. Too many dropped storylines. Too many dull and boring characters. The worst decision they made was to bring RH back as Franco! How they EVER thought that was a brilliant idea is beyond my comprehension!
Granted, Cartini have had some good stories and they have brought back many veterans for short and long term parts, but they can’t fall back on that forever. Their bad choices will end up outweighing the good at some point.

Anita
Anita

Robin’s time has come and gone.

SZima
SZima

Amen! They needed to kill the character off OR re-cast if need be, but leaving Patrick and Emma in limbo does NOTHING to move their story along. Are we going to have to watch Patrick “grieve” all over again for another couple years?

Patrick
Patrick

“Ava, Ava, Ava”

I thought that with Ava and Sonny aligned for ‘NOW” would lessen the impact of the rivalry between the Corinthos’ and the Jeromes’ ie: mob warfare

I really think there’s a dark, forboding sexuality between Sonny and Ava… that will have so many ramifications’ for this pair… what a tangled web we weave – it’s all so interwoven… with Morgan… no one can talk about this… and that’s the good part… where will Sonny and Ava lead

it’s really going to hinge on whether Sean Kanan’ AJ remembers everything… and what he chooses to do with all this information…. which is really nice for AJ fans… to see him, in a power position… especially, with Michael… and dare I say… there are sparks to be played with AJ and Ava as well…. LOL.. may as well get her hot kitten mixed in with everyone

I cetainly don’t want the demise of Ava… I don’t get in to the – true to form… that said character actors should be redeemed…. this is non-fiction… or brought to justice.

this is Serial

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well all I can say is for writers known for their creative twists and surprises having Ava as Connie’s killer was a real let down to what could have been a truly great who done it. First they pretty much gave the whole thing away by having Connie write AJ in blood. Obviously that meant Ava and everyone says so at the time, but I kept hoping there would be more to it— a shock — something from left field. But what happened? They diverted all their attention to the Robin story, so by the time they came back to the who done it, no one care.

And as for Robin’s story, I think most fans have already let them know how they feel about that lame ending– but it is what it is, but honestly guys if you want your soap to climb to number one it has to be rooted in some realism. Even the most crazy plot needs to grounded in the human condition and in keeping with the character’s motivation throughout the history of the show, not just change them on a whim to fit your premise, but write a premise that fits them.

Sammie
Sammie

Maura West is the only reason I watch GH now. If they send her off to prison, then I’ll turn the damn show off. It’s ABC’s choice and I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way either.

Connie
Connie

This is pure BS! The Robin part I mean. They had a choice. They had the choice of not bringing her back until she was ready, they had the choice to have Patrick choose Sabrina. This not fair to Scrub fans or KM fans. It has also made alot of fans dislike Robin’s character. Now when she does or if she does come back will she be welcome? Of course Patrick isn’t going to wait for her. He’s going to eventually be with his baby’s momma. I would just like to know why they brought her back before she was ready.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Why? Ratings that’s why— it was no coincidence that Robin’s reunion with her family occurred during November’s sweeps and her departure occurred during Feb sweeps. They knew the ratings would go way up with Robin’s return but they kept the fact she would be only on a few months a closely guarded secret because they knew some fans would not watch if they knew her comeback was so short lived. They basically prostituted the show’s history and characters for ratings.

mike
mike

Getting rid of Maura West would be crazy, and I don’t think either Frank or Ron are.

Charday
Charday

I hope Sonny is sent to prison for life (and off the show) for his attempt to murder AJ. He’s pure evil and un-redeemable.

KM
KM

I love Maura West. She’s such a great vamp in the old film noir style! The problem I have with trying to redeem her now though is that so much time has passed since Connie’s murder including the no big deal reveal that Derrick Wells actually was Jullian Jerome all along is that it’s kind of hard to come up with any sort of rationalization of the secret being so important that you can maybe understand why Ava might have been driven to kill in order to protect it. I guess Ron forgot to write that part of the story.

As for Robin, if the goal of that story was to move Patrick on with Sabrina then they blew it royally. Sabrina would look absolutely pathetic taking Patrick back now when he’s made it abundantly clear he’s still in love with Robin. No woman with a shred of self esteem would go anywhere near a guy like that.

IMO Ron overplayed his hand on both of these stories.

Rose
Rose

Keep Ava. Soaps have such a convoluted way of rearranging reality, in this case killing Connie, I’m sure it can be done. We all know Sonny is a loose cannon. This time it was literally, but he did have an “excuse,” and it wouldn’t take much. He saw AJ strangling Ava. And his relationship with Dante’s mother is more like brother and sister, with benefits….boring. Give AJ a break. When he first came back to the show it was nice to see him finally look like he has Q potential. Tracy was a real bitch towards him. Finally, what happened to the Mary Mae and Edward part of the Q family?

Patricio
Patricio

The fault is with Kimberly who does not want to act full time. I do not blame her. To shoehorn her into. 6 month story that took away from the Brit, Sabrina, Patrick story that was classic good soap actually derailed much of the show.

Robins return and exit were among the most absurd stories ever told on this show. Go back to the quarter mains, the Webbers and Baldwins. Core families. That what The writers did best on OLTL.

smoochie
smoochie

I’ve been a faithful viewer of the ABC soaps in their heydays and evolvement since around ’69 because they were individually so unique and me being a loyalist stuck with them all through thick and thin. I am about to give up on GH however because of the inferior story lines that have been cranked out. When it comes to the supposed crime syndicate headed by Sonny its a total laugh. The laugh became a roar when watched the episodes of Nic’s Black and White ball held at Windemere where everyone was toting a gun-at one point you saw all the people with their guns out and aimed – Sonny and Jason both had the opportunity to shoot Anthony Z at point blank range but didn’t. Sonny only seems brave enough to shoot people who don’t have weapons i.e. Dante and A.J, shoots them in the chest at point blank range (from which they recover) I am so sick of Sonny and even if I don’t love the character of A.J. it is reprehensible that he was shot by the joke of a godfather. While I like Maurice his acting style and chops haven’t changed much throughout the years and everything he does is predictable especially the thing he does with his fingers on his face scratching grazing pulling (he got the grazing from Marlon Brando who only did it once in the original Godfather) and the inevitable sarcastic grin flashing dimples look. I’ve grown to live with Maura West’s campy style and use of eyes saying more than words, but would not miss her much. Ava is a cold blooding calculating assassin, and needs to be revealed as Connie’s murderer, as well as her attempt to murder Sonny. I had high hopes for the show the first 4-5 months after cartini took over because it was soap as I loved it. Intriguing story, fast reveals, respect for character history and integrity no B.S. That went down in flames all too quickly. I said to myself it was to good to be true. The storyline of Robin choosing Jason over her family especially Emma is not acceptable. They should have killed her off once and for all. Also I cant stand what they’ve done with

smoochie
smoochie

Anna Devane how they have dumbed her down. It’s ridiculous. If they are going to keep Lucy, Scott and Doc on the canvas please write something better or let them go its filler and a time waster. Leslie Charleson is losing it. ie her reaction to hearing A.J was shot was not believable. I got ill when Luke rubbed Kiki’s inner thigh. wanted to hurl He got away with rape when he was younger but still 16 plus yrs older than Laura, but his action the other day was unacceptable. are we now going to see the Luke as a dirty old molester as well as a debaucher. ew ! yuck please don’t do this to Luke. we forgave his raping Laura . once.. Though I like the actor Sean Blakemore who plays Shawn, the character doesn’t fill the shoes of Jason Morgan. Why can’t the writers create a real good story for this handsome, well spoken man instead of having him play an enforcer (what a joke) Put him in a position of legitimate business power with a family and all. It’s about time we had a black family in Port Charles with staying power. I am hanging on and waiting for Wally Kurth to enter the scene as well as Donna Mills. Unless things change drastically with the stories and characters, I sadly don’t think I will be watching GH too much longer.

JoJo
JoJo

I haven’t read all of the comments, but I just wanted to add one thing. If Ron truly knows the character of Robin, he’ll understand one thing about the Patrick-Robin relationship. While Patrick is deeply conflicted and hurt by what Robin has done in leaving to save Jason, and even feels “hate” toward her right now, this is also the part of Robin’s nature that ultimately attracted Patrick to Robin. Unlike the Sabrina-Patrick pairing, which was much more traditional and syrupy sweet, Robin and Patrick have always challenged each other, made each other a bit crazy, in the best way. So my question is … After finding out that Jason is actually alive, even though Patrick’s initial impulse is that Robin should choose their family over Jason, this is part of why he loves Robin so much – because of her loyalty and dogged determination to do what’s right for those she loves, even if it means heartache for herself and others. What if Robin and Patrick found out Jason was alive, and she decided not to go. Wouldn’t that them seem incredibly wrong and untrue to her character in the long term? I think so, and I think she would end up resenting Patrick, and in the back of his mind, Patrick would always know Jason’s life was in their hands and they let him die or stay frozen. I just think that this story actually does play into the true character of Robin, even though it’s hard for everyone involved. So even if these writers choose the worst scenario – putting Patrick back with Sabrina, I don’t believe that ultimately Patrick will ever stop loving Robin. Oh yes, I know – they’re going to play the card where Patrick said, “I just don’t want to forget how to love you,” to Robin, so Patrick will probably go back to Sabrina for a terribly sickening storyline, but no matter how they write it, I think it’s obvious, Patrick’s true love will always be Robin. He may accept replacements out of necessity or because he’s going to close himself off to Robin to protect himself from getting hurt again. But deep down, that love will never go away.

Bren
Bren

I think AJ wakes up and names Ava as his shooter. This will give AJ the power over Sonny that he has always wanted, and he wants payback for Ava setting him up.

As for the way Robin left…I guess it’s as believable as anything else that the writers have been throwing out there and expecting fans to accept. Now does Jason come back (recast)? I might go for it if there’s a chance that the writers would allow Jason, Sam & Danny a chance to be a family. That’s not to say that there won’t be hurdles, but JaSam have always been challenged to overcome more than any other couple.

Ive been so disappointed in how characters I grew up loving and loving to hate have changed over night to the point that I no longer recognize them. I guess you can say that I don’t really care any more about what happens on GH. Someone let me know if Jason returns & it’s worth watching.

Jennifer
Jennifer

When will you let Ava get what’s coming to her. I am sick of her getting away with everything . She kill Connie and tried to kill connie cousin and try to finish AJ off. How long are you going to keep this story line going on. Do something about Ava soon. Put Sonny back on top and let him find out about Ava killing Connie please…………

Kimberly. Gubitosa
Kimberly. Gubitosa

If Ava. Kill. Connie that’s means Ava. Kill aj too sonny got set up by Ava Robin come back to portcharles you really hurt Patrick and Emma they want you back sonny don’t stay you did you will hurt Michael way lot Michael. Needs you sonny

Kimberly. Gubitosa
Kimberly. Gubitosa

If you love Michael Don’t hurt him he loves you a lot

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GH’s Steve Burton & Bradford Anderson Give The Lowdown on Their New Series ‘7 Questions’ & Their Creative Partnership

What started out as an unlikely on-screen pairing and friendship several years ago on the daytime drama, General Hospital has flourished, and become something even much greater than that. Knowing they struck gold with their characters being the antithesis of each other – one’s a hit man for God sakes, and the other an awkward computer geek, Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) began to conjure up how they could parlay their on-screen and off-screen friendship into other creative avenues.

As fans of the popular soap stars know, these guys travel around the country performing their comedy act, Stone Cold and the Jackal to packed houses. They have a weekly podcast, now on the Podcast One network, That’s Awesome and have also been concentrating on delivering even more content to their audience via their You Tube page, with their latest collaboration 7 Questions with Steve and Brad; where the two take on some questions and answer them with some clever elements wrapped up inside of each installment.

Not a week can go by without Steve and Bradford releasing something new to whet the appetite and keep engaged their enduring fan base. While everyone is facing together the disruptions in our normal everyday lives due to the coronavirus pandemic, Steve and Bradford are using this time wisely to expand their reach while creating even more fun content within their wheelhouse.  So, who know what could be next, right?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Steve and Bradford to get the Intel on their success, their new You Tube series via their page, and more.  And of course, we couldn’t let this opportunity go by without putting them in the hot seat and asking our own ‘7 Questions’.  Check out what they had to say below.

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How did the idea originally come about for 7 Questions with Steve and Brad?  What was the inspiration behind it?

BRADFORD: We want to put out as much content as we can and as much entertainment as we can for people, especially during this time.  We’ve done a lot of work on our Facebook page, and we realized that we make so many videos, why the heck aren’t we putting them on our YouTube page?  With that, Steve kind of had this idea. Steve will talk about his inspirations for the visual component of it, and it was kind of a no-brainer.

I just also would like to know whose idea it was to have the MTV-ish voice-over gal for the interstitials of ‘7 Questions’.  That’s one of my favorite parts, by the way!

STEVE:  That’s me! I’m a kid of the 80s.  I love the 80s.  It’s what our brand has been.  We use a lot of colors that are 80s, and that’s our demographic. They relate to it.  With ‘7 questions’, I had no idea what it was going to be, really.  Bradford and I talk multiple times a day, and we are always thinking of ideas. We do our podcast, “That’s Awesome!” and then, we do a bonus podcast now every week that is 15-20 minutes, and that we put it up on YouTube as well.  With the way things are, we want people to laugh and have fun.  Now, usually Bradford does all of the heavy lifting with the technology.  He edits the podcast, he uploads it, he does all of that stuff, and I’m like, “Let me just try it.”  So, I do the sound effects and graphics in these.  I’m laughing while I do it, so I’m hoping people laugh, too.

BRADFORD:  In the beginning, Steve kind of wanted to make it like a morning show, and it my head, I thought he meant like a morning TV show, so I was a little confused by that! (Laughs) What he meant was like a disc-jockey from the 80s on the radio – the kind of show where they use the silly horns when there is a joke, or a lot of ‘whiz-bang’ sound effect, and stuff like that.  It’s fun to see Steve’s creative self come out and play.

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STEVE: The ‘7 questions’ episode out now with Josh Swickard (Chase, GH), is amazing.  Well, it’s amazing because of the sound effects I put in of course, but it’s also amazing because Josh Swickard is on it. (Laughs)

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You guys have been able to get along so well it seems from your podcast, to your YouTube videos, to your regular on-screen relationship at GH, and then, you do comedy clubs appearances around the country together.  Why do you think it works so well between the two of you? 

BRADFORD:  That’s a good question.  I think we have very similar goals.  We understand each other’s instincts a little bit.  So, we can navigate.  Sometimes, I can tell when something is going to frustrate Steve.  I steer that around him, and he certainly does the same thing for me.  He knows what frustrates me, and he’ll take care of that.  The cool thing about us is that neither of us are combative people.  We never bring our outside crap into our relationship.  We’re not that kind of people.  We are very positive people, and I think that really helps.

STEVE:  It’s always dangerous to get into business with friends.  That’s the first thing I can say because in the past that’s happened to me, and it hasn’t worked out.  I think Bradford and I just have a great mutual respect for each other.  I don’t want to say that it’s almost like a marriage, but it kind of is, because we are together so much.  We work together, we talk every day, and we are always collaborating on things.  There are always things that come up.  Most people wouldn’t even know the stuff that comes up with the podcast or with the live shows, and it takes a really special partnership to forge through that and still have fun.  That’s what the key is because I know plenty of people who are in business relationships who aren’t happy.  They’re just doing it for business.  If we ever get to that point, he and I just need to walk away.  It’s just a really great relationship where we are continually pushing each other, and where we are continually growing.  I never have to worry about what he is doing, and he never has to worry about what I am doing.

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BRADFORD:  That’s a really big deal.  I’ve never even thought about that because we’ve never had a ‘come to Jesus’ moment where it’s like, “Hey man, you’ve really got to start pulling your weight here.” (Laughs)

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Ok guys, I have a lighting round of ‘7 Questions’ for you.  Here we go! Question number 1! What one word describes your initial impression of each other when you first met?

BRADFORD:  “Muscle-y”

STEVE:  That’s not a word, dude!

BRADFORD:   It is.  I made it.

Steve, what’s your one-word initial impression of Bradford when you first met him?

STEVE: “Interesting…”  Can it have an ellipsis after it?

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Question number 2: When rehearsing your comedy show, which one of you has the most trouble remembering what comes next?

BRADFORD:  I’m going to say Steve, but there is a caveat.  The way that his set is designed, he does about 20 minutes of just talking.  Mine is song, talk, song.  So, there’s an order for mine… but for Steve, remembering half an hour’s worth of stories is hard.  That’s what I would say.

STEVE:  I would say me, too.  We are both pretty on it with our structure and what comes next pretty naturally, but there’re times when Bradford is like, “Hey, over here.”  What the audience doesn’t see is I go, “Oh yeah!  Hey!”

BRADFORD:  But we’ve been doing this for so long that we’ve both had our senior moments.  Neither of us is immune to a hiccup here and there.

Question 3: You both are super-high energy guys. After your performances, who has more trouble decompressing and coming down to earth after the adrenaline rush of playing in front of a crowd?

BRADFORD:  I can sleep anywhere at any time… so can Steve.

STEVE:  Usually, I can sleep anywhere, but after a show, I’m hyped!  I’m like, “Let’s go!  Where are we going?” Bradford’s like, “Give me a glass of wine, and a nice meal, and I’m going to bed,” and I’m like, “Oh, no, you’re not.  You’re not going anywhere near a bed!  We’re going out.”

BRADFORD:  Part of the problem is that we drink a Five-Hour Energy before the show, and our show is only 3 hours.  There’s that extra 2 hours. (Laughs)

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Question 4:  What do your wives; Kiera and Sheree think of your ‘7 Questions’ and your comedy show? 

BRADFORD:  I was nervous the first time my wife came to our comedy show, because she’s actually a pretty talented comedian.  She knows comedic timing really well.  The first time Kiera ever saw our act was when she helped us do a GH Fan Club Weekend show.  She told me afterwards, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I had kind of low expectations, and you guys are hilarious.”  You know, I was a guy who kind of waited for the phone to ring because that’s what the life of an actor kind of just tends to be, and now what’s been so wonderful for me is becoming a creator, becoming a collaborator, and how it has really just changed my approach to work in general.  So, my wife is proud of me, and thankful to Steve for that.

What does your wife think, Steve?

STEVE:  My wife saw 7 Questions, and she loves that.   She’s seen some comedy bits that I have shown her on my phone, but she hasn’t seen a full comedy show yet.

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Does Sheree like the comedic side of you?

STEVE:  Yeah, I don’t know if most people know that I may have a sense of humor because literally when we go to the shows, people are looking at me like I’m an alien like, “What the hell is going on up there?”

Right! It’s such a departure from what they envision as this image of you from your role on General Hospital to when they see you do something different. 

STEVE:  Right.  I’ve always kind of been kind of high-energy, and I don’t want to say funny, but I at least have a sense of humor and can crack jokes.  That was one of the first things that kind of connected my wife and me.

BRADFORD:  On stage, Steve’s a great storyteller, but what we’ve done over the last couple of years is really try to hone those stories in a specific way, like really make sure that the timing is there, that the setup is there, and all of that.  I think at the beginning, both of us were a little self-conscious about that because it was new to us.  I could sing a song and not be self-conscious about it because that’s what I did for most of my life.  This is new to us, and what I have loved seeing over the last couple of years, is Steve’s growth as a performer.

STEVE:  Thank you, buddy.

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Question 5:  Do your kids understand what you do for a living? What do they think that you do?

STEVE:  My kids aren’t sure.  My daughter who is 16, she gets it.  My son, he hasn’t seen a lot of scenes from GH, but I showed him once he was able to understand some and he was like, “What do you do?”  I said, “I’m the Fonzie of daytime.”  He said, “Who’s Fonzie?”  (Laughs)  My 5-year-old really doesn’t know.  She thinks I go on the road more than I go to work.  She’s like, “Oh, are you doing your thing with Bradford?” She sees me working on my stuff with Bradford, and she’ll be like, “7 questions with Steve and Brad!”  She’ll walk around the house and say that.

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BRADFORD:  My 8-year-old, Juna knows that I’m on TV.  There’s been a couple of times when we have been watching the news over the last couple of weeks, and the California governor will have press conferences, and it will then cut right into General Hospital, and there was one time that it just cut into me.  It’s been a long time since they’ve seen me on the television.  So that was cool.  There are a couple teachers at their school who are fans of the show, so that gives the kids a bit of a chuckle.  Juna will say to my 5-year-old, Finola, “Hey, Finola, come over here.  We’re going to be on dad’s podcast.”  So, anything technical, any video, she calls “a podcast”.  She doesn’t quite get that part of it.  She probably thinks YouTube, and everything is a podcast. (Laughs)

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Question 6: If you guys could go on any late night TV talk show together, which show would it be and why?

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STEVE:  My sensibility would be The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

BRADFORD:  I would probably say Jimmy Fallon too, although I love Jimmy Kimmel because he’s on ABC.  Also, our sense of humor is pretty dumb, and Fallon’s sense of humor is pretty dumb.  So, I think our senses of humor match up with him better than anyone else, probably.

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Question 7: On soaps, do you think more comedy should be injected into them?

STEVE:  Let me answer this, because when Bradford came on as Spinelli, he turned it into the comedy relief in a lot of ways.  We didn’t have a lot of comedy on the show.  Back in the day, you had some people like Steven Kay, who played Reginald, and you had people who had some comedic moments, but Bradford really kind of came in and was that.  People knew that once Spinelli was on the screen, something funny could happen.  Just with his encounter with somebody, or how he was going to try to approach me, or hug me, or how he was going to try to figure something out and spaz out, and people love that.  I think there needs to be comedy on a daytime drama.  There is so much heaviness all of the time usually, and that’s why I think Bradford (obviously he is a fantastic actor) is able to stay on for so long because he brought something new, something different to the table, and that’s what made him so valuable.

BRADFORD:  Thank you, Steve!  I think the best way for comedy to happen in daytime is through the organic instincts of each individual actor because the times where soaps try to be funny is where it doesn’t work sometimes.  That’s kind of a rule anywhere!  The best comedy is where it is found rather than planned.  So, when you look at someone like, for instance, Steve, when he moved the fuzzy balls the other day, that is the best kind of humor in our show because that is something that his character would do anyway, it showed a little bit of Steve’s personality, which I love, and it was just a little moment of levity.  You look at actors like Roger Howarth (Franco), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R), or Maura West (Ava, GH), everyone that finds moments in their performance to do something that maybe wasn’t planned; it lets the audience breathe a bit.  That’s where I find that the best comedy is in soaps.

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Bonus question 8! Surprise! Which comedians have influenced you … and which actors have influenced you the most?

STEVE:  Oh, I love Jim Gaffigan.  I love Sebastian Maniscalco.  There are a lot of guys out there.  Acting wise, I’m a huge fan of Tom Cruise, and I’ll tell you why.  From what I know the guy’s work ethic is like nobody else’s.  That’s what always inspires me.  I’m like, here’s a guy who has made 500 million dollars and still gives 120% to this day!  So, there’s a ton of actors that I could pick, but Tom Cruise delivers.  Every performance that guy has done has been amazing.

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BRADFORD:  For me, it didn’t occur to me until later, especially thinking about my comedic influences as a kid.  What I love about GH and the way that they film is that I really can use my whole body.  It’s not just a shoulder-up kind of show.  They have four cameras.  They can catch pretty much anything that you’re doing.  So, I realized that when I think about the way I use my body that I was influenced a lot by Don Knotts.  When you see something on his face (and granted his facial expressions were amazing and huge) you also saw it in his whole body.   Not only do I love Don Knotts, but I also love Donald O’Connor from Singin’ in the Rain.  Now as for an actor, I’ve always talked about Gary Oldman, because I love character actors who, if they weren’t playing a character and they were just themselves, you don’t know what that looks like. You only know them as the characters they play, because every character they play is different.  , If you look at Gary Oldman in The Professional, he is playing a villain there, but he’s this Russian guy with slicked back hair, and then, you see him play Commissioner Gordon in Batman with a flawless Chicago accent, and then, you hear him talk and you’re like, “Oh, he’s from England.  He’s a British actor.  I had no idea.”  That’s what I love.  His physicality, his voice, everything is built from the ground up when he plays a character.  A comic that I love to watch is John Mulaney.  Even though he’s like a preppy little guy that says crazy things, it’s very smart, and I just love his style.

In closing, here we are in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic, what would you say to your fans, some of who, may feel lost, isolated, worried, etc?

BRADFORD:  I would say watch General Hospital!  At a time like this, routine is very important.  One of the great things about General Hospital is that it is part of peoples’ routines.  It’s not just a plug to watch our show, but it’s something that is comforting in that it is there.  Then, outside of that, you know, we try to provide not just entertainment but connection too.  That’s what we are there for.  We’ve been going live a lot on our Facebook page, on our YouTube page, and our reason for that is that we know people are available, and people can actually talk to us in real time, and as I said, we are trying to create moments of connection.

STEVE:  The best compliment that we get is, “We had so much fun.” or “Oh, you guys made my day.”  I try to answer all the You Tube comments we get, and many of them are similar right now like, “Man, I needed to laugh today.  Thank you for putting this up.”  Obviously, we are all dealing with something crazy right now with this pandemic, but just to give someone even 10 minutes on 7 Questions where they can laugh 3 or 4 times and then go back to whatever they were doing, that’s really what matters to us.

So, what do you think of Steve and Bradford’s new You  Tube show ‘7 Questions with Steve and Brad’?  Have you seen their live comedy club appearances, and if so, what did you think of it?  Do you enjoy seeing GH”s Jason and Spinelli in scenes and hijinks together in Port Charles? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Eden McCoy Chats on Tackling the Role of Young Carly, Josslyn’s love life, and Her Co-Stars

The rivalry between Carly (Laura Wright) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has deep-rooted history in the past, not just the present, as viewers learn today on a special episode of General Hospital.  In it, we go back to the 90s, before Carly stepped foot in Port Charles.  This gave Eden McCoy, who usually plays Carly’s on-screen daughter, Josslyn Jacks, the chance to play a young Carly as fans of the ABC daytime drama series also see that the episode sheds come clues to a story that will play out in the present in the weeks and months to come.

McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

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On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

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What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

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Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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