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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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Susan
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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!

Phil
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Phil

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.

Steve
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Steve

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.

Rodd
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Rodd

Agree.

Sandra H Haddock
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Sandra H Haddock

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.

Blackcurry
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Blackcurry

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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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

JJ
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JJ

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… Read more »

Marlene Kramer
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Marlene Kramer

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

Marlene Kramer
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Marlene Kramer

Bravo, muchos gracias, saludos! Perfecto!

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

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!!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

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!!!

Phil
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Phil

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!

Rodd
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Rodd

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!

Fancy
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Fancy

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

Violet Lemn
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Violet Lemn

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

Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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