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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: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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Johnny Wactor on Brando’s GH Demise: “I Have Been Blown Away By The Reaction From The Fans, I Had No Idea That You Guys Cared So Much About My Character”

It’s been an emotional week for General Hospital viewers following the death of Brando Corbin; which meant that actor Johnny Wactor has wrapped his run on the ABC daytime drama series.

On Thursday, Wactor shared his ‘thanks’ to all the loyal GH fans who took the journey with him and his on-screen alter-ego via a video post on his Instagram account.

Johnny expressed: “It’s been a couple days since the demise of Brando Corbin in Port Charles as we know it.  And I have to tell ya, I have been so blown away by the reaction from the fans.  I had no idea that you guys cared so much about my character. I’m so grateful for the outpour of questions and support. I’ve always said, that the fans of General Hospital are the greatest fans in the world and I truly believe that and this is just further evidence of that.”

Social media was abuzz when Brando suddenly died following successful surgery after being attacked by the ‘hook’.  Some fans felt Wactor’s presence will be sorely missed; while others shared that they felt Brando was not a necessary character.

Wactor took all of the comments like a champ and in his video message added: “Whether you were excited to see Brando Corbin killed off, or outraged and have questions, man, I’m just so lucky to have been on this show, truly.”

As he concluded his ‘thank you’s’, Johnny let GH viewers know he does have some other projects that you will see him in very soon, sharing: “Thank you so much for letting me bring Brando Corbin to life.  Thank you for caring, and thank you for all the support and the well-wishes for my future endeavors, whether that’s back in Port Charles at some point, or another show, or other films … which there’s some coming.”

Lastly, Johnny added, “I’ll miss ya, and you enjoy the rest of the week.”

Watch Wactor’s heartfelt message below.

So, where do you stand with the decision to kill off Brando? Glad the character is off the canvas, or sad to see him go? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Brando Dies … But Not From His Wounds

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, poor Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) was hit with yet another punch to the gut.  After losing her baby, Liam, back in December of 20201, she has now lost her husband, Brando (Johnny Wactor), in s shocking turn events that played out in Brando’s hospital room.

Finally coming to (following being ‘hooked’ by the mysterious figure) after surviving hours of surgery from his wounds, he goes coughs up blood and then goes into a massive seizure right in front of Sasha.

Panicked, Sasha calls for help, where Portia (Brook Kerr) and her team run in to try to save Brando.  Next, we get a montage of the love story of Brando and Sasha, which is never a good sign on soap operas – as it more often than not – signals the end of the line for a character.

After Portia is completely rattled by why Brando is dying when the surgery is a success, eventually he passes away.  Portia comes out of his hospital room and tells Sasha they did everything they could.  Just then, Brando’s mom, Gladys (Bonnie Burroughs) along with Nina (Cynthia Watros), come by and all the women are struck with heartbreaking grief.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) happens upon the scene and asks Portia what happened and she reveals there were sudden complications.

Wanting a moment alone to say goodbye to his cousin, Sonny (Maurice Benard) tells Brando to take care of Liam and Mike when he sees them in heaven. Sonny also promises to take care of Sasha and Gladys. Next, Sasha wants Sonny to go into Brando’s room with her, and they are joined by Nina and Gladys, who all stand over his bedside in tears.

Elsewhere, Portia finds Finn (Michael Easton) to look over Brando’s medical reports and case, and relates that Brando’s symptoms don’t track with what happened to him when he was brought into the ER and what happened in surgery.  She ponders if there is a more sinister explanation for his death, hoping Finn (even though he is an infectious disease doc) can help shed some light.

What did you think of GH’s decision to kill off Brando Corbin? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Check out the final moments of Tuesday’s General Hospital below.

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