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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.”

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 Cast Members Kick Off “25 Days Of Christmas” Toys For Tots Holiday Drive – Photo Gallery

Cast members from General Hospital celebrated “25 Days of Christmas” with a shopping spree at the Glendale Disney Store for Toys for Tots.

On hand were: Donnell Turner (Curtis), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), William deVry (Julian), Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina), Josh Swickard (Chase), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Chris Van Etten (Chet) along with the series EP, Frank Valentini, and Bill Burton ( Sr. ABC VP Daytime, Sports and Syndication)

As part of the “25 Days of Christmas” celebration on Disney|ABC Television, for every new, unwrapped toy donated at a Disney store in the U.S. or online through shopDisney.com,

Disney store | shopDisney will donate $5 to Toys for Tots, up to $1 million.  The campaign runs through Saturday,  December 15, 2018.

Additionally, beginning now through December 25 in the DisneyNOW app, if a user plays a mini-game on the “25 Days of Christmas” activity page, their gameplay will “unwrap” one gift.  Once 500,000 digital gifts have been “unwrapped,” Disney will make a $25,000 donation to Toys for Tots.

Toys for Tots, a 71-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season.  The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributedby the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.  It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community.  Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 800 communities nationwide.  Since 1947 over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org

Check out this photo gallery below of some of the images from GH’s shopping spree benefiting Toys for Tots.  

Which is your favorite pic?  Let us know via the comment section below, and if you will be donating as part of the Christmas toy drive.

Photo: ABC

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GH’s Laura Wright Stars With Bree Williamson & Eddie Matos In Her First Lifetime Movie, ‘Stalked By My Patient’

Soap opera fans familiar with Daytime Emmy-winner, Laura Wright’s work from General Hospital, Guiding Light and Loving, will get to see her act in a different venue when she stars in her first Lifetime movie premiering next week on December 14th (8pm EST).

Wright took to her Instagram posting the key art for the Lifetime movie, stating, “OK, guys!!! This is my first Lifetime Movie!!! I’m terrified to see this …truly. So different from what I do everyday on GH!!  I had a blast working with Bree Williamson, Eddie Matos and Rob Roberts.  So so grateful for the experience and I can’t wait to do more!!!”

The log line for the movies details: “Accomplished and beloved Dr. Hillary Spenser is known as “the Angel of the East Wing” for the way she treats her patients. One patient in particular, Gregory Lipton, mistakes her compassion for adoration and becomes obsessed, willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill his misguided vision of their future together. Bree Williamson, Laura Wright, Eddie Matos star. (2018)”

As for Wright’s co-stars; Williamson is best known from One Life to Live as Jessica Buchanan and more recently on GH as Claudette Boland, and Matos is remembered for his work on Port Charles. GH, B&B, and All My Children.

So, will you be checking out Laura on her first Lifetime movie next Friday? Let us know via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Mourns The Loss Of Their Beloved Donna Messina

On Friday, so many members of the General Hospital family, past and present, shared their heartfelt remembrances and sorrow via social media on the news of the passing of the longtime head of their hair and make-up department, Donna Messina.

The Daytime Emmy-winning Messina, passed away on Thursday.  She was considered to be a den mother to the entire cast of the show.  Here are just some of the messages shared by current and former GH notables:

Frank Valentini, “Donna Messina (Department Head, Makeup & Hair) joined the family on 8/26/1982. To say her presence will be missed is an understatement. She was an incredibly warm, witty and all around great gal. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones.”

Laura Wright: “We lost our GH mom ……. you will be deeply missed

Genie Francis: “God bless sweet Donna Messina. A great friend and mother hen of us all. We went to her with our feelings, we could speak freely & we knew we were safe..and when we needed it, she would give us a stern no bull talking to, to set us straight. There was no better friend. Godspeed.

Dominic Zamprogna: “Donna welcomed me and treated me like a long lost Italian family member from day 1. Always supportive always smiling. Heart. Broken. Rest easy beautiful Donna.”

Photo: Jim Warren via MBenardInstagram

Maurice Benard:  “Sometimes you meet someone in life you connect with and unfortunately life just takes that person away.  And no matter how much your heart breaks you want to remember the good times.  My best friend, my sister, Donna used to hate taking pictures.. I used to have to grab her and hold her. And we would laugh and laugh.  I will never forget this memory, and I will never forget what you meant in my life.”

Nancy Lee Grahn: “My longest & dearest friend at GH was deeply private. I hold that sacred as I do her life & afterlife. Still, TY for ur kind words of support. Love abounds here today.”

Steve Burton: “We lost a beautiful soul last night. Way too soon! The one who held it all together. Was always there for everyone. A mom to everyone. Someone we can all count on. Donna Messina. I love you. Thank you . Rest In Peace.”

Wally Kurth: “Our dear Donna Messina. We will miss you so much. I always loved sitting in your makeup chair, getting the low down, hearing the latest studio gossip. You were the heart and soul of the GH hair/makeup room. Heartbreaking. RIP”

Photo: Jim Warren via Wally Kurth Instagram

Jason Thompson: “Donna was truly a one of kind. You always got it straight from her.”

Kimberly McCullough: Sending my GH family so much love on this sad morning. We lost a good one.

Jon Lindstrom:  “Life is often mystifying in this way. Donna Messina preceded my arrival to “GH”, and I got there in ‘92! I loved her, as we all did, for her support and kindness, her no-bullshit attitude and honesty. I miss her already. R.I.P.”

Jean Passassante: “I’m devastated about Donna. I’ll always remember her kindness in trying to glitz me up for parties, and how she was everyone’s wise pal. Or Mom. Thinking of you, Mo, and the rest of the GH family.”

Share your condolences to Donna’s loved ones via the comment section below, and share your thoughts on the outpouring of love shown by the cast of GH with their touching sentiments for their longtime colleague.

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