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General Hospital’s Kirsten Storms Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’

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Leave it to a beloved MVP of General Hospital, Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones), to pull out all the stops in the culmination of Maxie’s storyline with Peter August (Wes Ramsey), and that’s what viewers witnessed this week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Maxie manipulated the manipulator during a stunning sequence of events.  In story, while recovering at General Hospital after giving birth in the woods, Maxie lays it on thick to ensure that Peter never gets near their baby Louise – who is actually being passed off as “Bailey”, the baby of Valentin and Brook Lynn – not kidnapped by the naughty nurse, Chloe (Kimberly J. Brown).  But in Maxie’s chain of events to Peter, she tears into him and tells him that Chloe kidnapped her, drugged her to induce labor, and took off with Louise.  Peter is stunned.  Maxie goes on to explain that Chloe said she was working for him and that Peter planned to take her and the baby out of the country,

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At that point, Maxie plays on Peter’s psyche, telling him she wishes the dark side of him would return to get the nurse for what she did.  It is then she gets Peter right where she wants him when he admits that Chloe isn’t the nurse’s real name.   Maxie then turns up the heat on Peter and reveals that Chloe must have been fed information on her from Peter! And that the only explanation is that Peter is horrible person.

Then, Maxie tells Peter their baby is gone, it’s all his fault, and he hopes he is terrified, and that she is repulsed by him, especially every time he touched her.  She then confronts him about killing Drew Cain, Franco Baldwin and anyone else who got in his way.   He says it’s not too late for them, and that he did it all for her and Louise.

Boom! Maxie has got Peter’s confession taped on a file on her phone which she immediately sends to Mac.  That sends Peter running and well, we know, or we think we know where that led, to Peter’s fall down the stairs thanks to Finn (Michael Easton).

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Later when Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) arrives at GH with baby Louise, she sits outside Maxie’s room as emotional Maxie sees her daughter in the arms of another mother, and is heartbroken that she can’t be with the little girl she just gave birth to.

Over the last three episodes. Kirsten Storms has reminded us all of why she has the innate ability and combination to play strong, determined, vulnerable, loveable and devastated with such ease.  Storms gave us a bravura performance to remember, slicing Peter’s charade in half, playing beats of Maxie’s fictionalized account, with Maxie’s real account of life with Henrik Faison aka Peter.   For all of this and more, Michael Fairman TV names Kirsten Storms work, The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Kirsten in the pivotal scenes with Maxie and Peter, and the emotional fallout that followed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  But first, check out some moments from Maxie giving Peter a piece of her mind!

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Sadly, what I came away with from these scenes is that Wes Ramsey’s acting is not on par with the majority of GH’s cast. Sometimes, it can be overlooked, but not with these major scenes. Kirsten did indeed rock it though!

I respectfully disagree! Wes Ramsey is a phenomenal actor. Peter is just not a likable character nor is he a character that you can love to hate. It has nothing to do with Ramsey, and everything to do with how he has been written. Don’t get me wrong, these writers are great. I just don’t think they know what to do with Wes or Peter.

The barometer is probably somewhere in the middle when it comes to Ramsey. The character does not fit on the canvas long term. The actor, regardless of skill level, wouldn’t merit a second (or third) character like Easton and Howarth.

I don’t we’ve seen the last of him, as GH is traditionally very quick to remove actors from the credits once contracts are concluded. Ramsey still appeared in the contact portion of the credits on Friday.

Agree.

I agree, Phil, he is a good actor, he got away with murder(s) without being stopped or being detected. Even Maxie was going to the altar for her love of him. He will be back, more sinister and evil than ever. Like Cyrus, Henrik will always be a threat – even in the background. I’m wondering why Finn didn’t run out to try to find the antidote! I sure would have! As a researcher, he could use even a small amount (if the vial was broken) to analyze and develop an antidote for his son.

I agree with you 100%. Maxie knocked him out of the ball park with her acting. I was glad to see her give him what he deserved.

I totally agree, Susan. Kristen was phenomenal in these scenes.

While I do agree with you, the reasons stem from the writing. Peter has always been an ill-defined character. He was brought on as a nobody, but wildly propped by the writers and producers.

It became apparent he had a shady side, but was never really written or acted like a moustache twirling villain. He was more good guyvstrugglin bags instead his darker impulses from being raised by Faison.

Then, they started writing him more villainous. It was still always written that there would be a redemption for him. At this time, there was even talk of him being Anna and Robert’s son. That would have cemented his place in the lore of the show.

Now lately, he is presented as a one-note murderous psychopath and cold-blooded killer. Suddenly he is so obsessed with Maxie, just like his father was Anna.

That kind of wild lifelong obsession is a larger than life trait, and actors do need a kind of free abandon to make that kind of storytelling believable or even palatable.

Had they not been so inconsistent or unsure of who they wanted the character to ultimately be, I think Wes would have had a through line to play. Maybe his choices would have been different. Maybe he would have introduced some tics, or looks, or mannerisms that showed an underlying psychosis.

It must be hard for an actor to give any kind of credibility to a role when the character changes from week to week and is never fully developed. The character never caught on because you couldn’t love him … or love to hate him. There was nothing to grab onto.

I think Wes did his job and did what was asked of him.

That complaint of the writing aside, I think the show is on fire right now and has been for quite some time. The writers are doing a masterful job at weaving all the stories together!!

Obvious clunkers … Sasha and Brando (who???)

Sean and Alexis in prison. Looks more like a staff room at an office.

Sonny and Tano …. Yawn!!

Otherwise, for the first time in a long time, I am tuning in daily excited for the next episode! When the writing is good the show is great!!

Great person! and great performance! She deserves an award for this! Great actress!

Bravo, muchos gracias, saludos! Perfecto!

Kirsten has her Emmy reel with the work she has done with the birth of Louise in the woods, her amazing scene where she tells off and tricks Peter, and for a final touch the brief scene where Maxie sees Louise through her hospital room window in Brooklynn’s arms… just amazing Emmy-worthy work!

I hope Kirsten recovers quickly and continues to play the wonderful Maxie Jones for us, continuing to deliver amazing performances!!!

Amen To This, richard. She’s long overdue for Emmy recognition and this story should do it for her. I can’t imagine a more expert, moving performance. Fantastic work!

She sure has come a very long way since playing Belle on DAYS. So glad she came to GH all those years ago. she was awesome this week!!!

I agree. Not a fan of her version of Belle. Martha Madison is Belle to me. Storms however brought it this week and definitely reminded me of the actress she is. I had actually started to get bored and annoyed with Maxie. Until now!

Finally something for her to really sink her teeth into. She tore it apart and demonstrated what fine acting chops she has. Her scenes were so powerful!

Thank you Kirsten !!! well done, great job.

Iam dying to find out what Finn and Liz have done with Peter’s body. Are those two getting a little close?

Right now Liz needs to remind Finn about the scientific theory he used to develop his “cure” for Chase that didn’t work.

His “trojan horse” theory was a brilliant hypothesis, but there’s a very good reason why it didn’t work. If he really looked at Chase’s blood work again, really closely, he might be able to figure out why… or maybe Liz will.

Obviously, they were going to come back to the fact that Cyrus the Virus fixed that DNA test, and that Finn was never Chase’s daddy. They’re just getting to that reality in a much more dramatic way than the usual obvious revelation of somebody changing records in a database.

As for Heiny’s body… hopefully it went into the incinerator in the hospital basement. Much like his soul went into the incinerator here in Hell!

Oh Violet, I’ve also been wondering what the heck happened to that body. Maybe no one is assigned to cleaning the stairwells?

Amazing job!! Kirsten always delivers her best, in my opinion—-one of my favorites. —-her last scene with Ramsey blew me away.
I truly detest Peter—-I was not familiar with Ramsey before GH, therefore I can only base my opinion on what I see—do not like what I see!! I guess he’s a good actor; nonetheless, there’s something about him that colors my judgment negatively. I simply do not like him.
I doubt it’s because he’s a fiend—-if that were the case, I’d be repulsed by Cyrus.
Yet, as bizarre as this sounds, I like the character—–As evil as Cyrus may be, there’s a vulnerability about him which is not seen in Peter. Besides, Cyrus is a clown and I can’t take the character seriously—I can’t explain it.
Strangely, I do not like Michael. He’s one of the good guys, right? Well, go figure!! I wish he were terminated instead of Chase.
Speaking of Chase, I think the reason the anecdote isn’t working is because Finn is not his bio father, but rather, Gregory is.

Celia, my dear, as always you’ve nailed it. Michael is SUCH a great guy, already in double digits with ex-lovers and broken relationships. And Willow too! Cheating on the sweetest, best looking guy in town for a serial hypocrite! Shame on her. As for Cyrus, I love when a journeyman actor like Jeff Kober gets the part of a lifetime after decades in smaller roles. He’s having a ball in this part and I enjoy watching him spin his evil webs. I think Laura will retain a soft spot for him, despite his evil deeds. Heck, even self-righteous Jax has become a blackmailing lowlife. What now?

Right?? Michael is supposedly such a nice guy—-backstabbing Chase this way is beneath such a scrupulous guy. Sure.
The best outcome, after all this drama and trauma, would be a marriage between Willow and heartthrob-Chase……And, wait for it, Soaphound—-Chase survives!! Then what? Willow realizes that her feelings for Chase are not dead—her renewed desire for him overwhelms her—Voila’ —bye, bye, Michael.
And, Weeping Willow is a little hoarder—of men, that is…. methinks she wants both of them. Hmmmm. —the thought just came to me. LOL
I wish TPTB could devise an impossible plan and allow Cyrus to stay, as a redeemed soul. No? Too much to ask? If Sonny walks on water, why, oh, why can’t he??
Jax—not my type– never was into him. But, I doubt there’s any one body in PC whose intent (or actions ) is pure. Yet, I’d rather see him with Nina than Sonny. What a stupid storyline that is. There will be hell to pay when Mike comes looking for Nina in PC.
CARLY!! Whatch out, Nina!!

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George Russo to Appear on General Hospital as Carmine Cerullo

Coming up, it looks like Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) grandfather, Carmine Cerullo is headed to Port Charles.

According to casting news from the ABC soap opera, George Russo will take on the role. Russo will tape his episode next week on April 15th and will appear on the May 15th episode of the long-running daytime drama series.

If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

Who else would you like to see attend the nuptials? Gloria Cerullo (Ellen Travolta), any other blasts from the pasts who should be present? Let us know in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Drew and Nina Get Physical; Were You Surprised or Did You Expect it to Happen?

On the Tuesday, April 9th episode of General Hospital, Drew (Cameron Mathison) and Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) explosive relationship just turned up the heat another notch.

In story, Nina who was responsible (although she doesn’t see it that way) for Drew being sent to prison for insider trading when she tipped off the SEC, let out her feelings to him about how to get back in the good graces of her daughter, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) and Michael (Chad Duell). In doing so, she asks him for his help with it.

For months, the two have had nothing short of contentious moments, where Drew has not let Nina off the hook for what he did to him, or to his ex Carly (Laura Wright). Fast-forward and when alone in the Crimson office, Nina brings up wanting to stick it to Carly again.

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As they banter back and forth, Drew can’t figure out why he should help Nina at all with any of her manipulations. Suddenly, as he tried to exit, his shirt rips and exposes his bare chest and abs, and Nina get quite an eyeful. From there, things become physical and before you know it, Drew and Nina are making out and having their version of hate-sex.

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Cameron Mathison spoke to Soap Opera Digest on the shocking turn events, sharing, “I didn’t see it coming at all. I really didn’t. I think the audience did. Cynthia did some appearances and I guess the audience was ‘You and Drew, there’s some sexy chemistry there.’ I was like, ‘Wait, what? Really?’ I didn’t even get it. So I love it that it was very unexpected. The writers saw it, too. And, I love that it’s not a typical way for two people to be … physical. I was gonna say intimate, but there’s not a lot of intimacy there. And then as soon as it’s over, it’s back to arguing and giving each other crap again. It was really cute and really well done.”

As the fallout for their office room romp will air on the Wednesday April 10th episode, just how will the two deal with the fact that they had this fiery passionate moment in the weeks and months ahead? Will this be Nina’s new plot to get at Carly to be seen with her ex? Will Drew and Nina never speak of this again? (Well, this is a soap opera, after all, that’s pretty doubtful), or is this part of a major reset for some of the characters on the canvas now that Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte are co-head writing the show?

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Speaking on the aftermath of the tryst, Mathison added, “The two of them are both like, all right, let’s forget about that and move on. It’s like a weird kind of aggression attraction. There’s obviously attraction there, but I don’t think either of them expected it, and I think they’re both totally shocked and surprised by it. I think Drew gets a kick out of it whereas Nina is a little embarrassed by it.”

Now let us know, did you see this coming? Did you think Drew and Nina would have sex? What do you think of the story turn? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Asher Antonyzyn Shares, “I Think That If Jason Doesn’t Get Sent Away Again, He and Danny Will Have a Really Great Connection”

It is clear that Danny Morgan (Asher Antonyzyn), as of right now, has the most character traits of his father, Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). When Jason returned to Port Charles and was hiding out at the Quartermaine boat house, viewers saw that Danny wanted to help out his dad as much as he could.

When the two shared a heart-to-heart about Danny’s passions and Jason learned he is turning out to be a sort of adrenaline junkie like himself, the father and son shared a bonding moment.

‘Asher Antonyzyn spoke to Soap Opera Digest about Danny having a lot more to do in story now that Jason is back, and how it has been working with Steve Burton and where he thinks the on-screen relationship can go.

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When speaking of how Danny is drawn to adrenaline and danger like his father, Asher expressed: “I can’t keep count of all the times that people say, ‘Danny, he’s just like his dad!’ I think that if Jason doesn’t get sent away again, he and Danny will have a really great connection.”

On his screen-time with Steve Burton, Antonyzyn added,  “When Steve Burton was coming back as Jason, I was like, ‘Since Danny never really had storyline with him, maybe I’ll come back out here a lot more and be able to do that with him.’ And then it happened! So that was pretty cool.”

So, do you hope that Danny and Jason’s connection is explored further? Do you think we will watch Asher grow up and become Jason Morgan 2.0? Comment below.

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