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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance Of The Week’

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From the moment Ava Jerome found out that her daughter Kiki (Hayley Erin) was dead, it set the stage for Maura West to bring to the audience a knockout performance that would be remembered for some time to come.

The storyline also sets the stage for riveting drama centered around Ava, which means more glorious moments to come from this three-time Daytime Emmy-winning star.

In one of the most gut-wrenching scenes in daytime, Ava goes to the Haunted Star to identify the body as her daughter, Kiki.  When she unzips the body bag, we watch a guilt-ridden mother’s grief, for after all, she recently wished harm to Kiki, and has been wanting payback for Kiki taking up with Ava’s ex Griffin (Matt Cohen).

When Ava yells and demands to her daughter’s dead body: “Lauren Katherine Jerome you open your eyes and sit up!”, it is so devastating for Ava that she eventually crumbles next to Kiki screaming “No, no!”

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On Friday’s episode, Ava wakes up thinking this has all been a bad dream with photos of Kiki throughout her life strewn across her bed, and an iPad looking at videos of Kiki with her when she was younger.  It’s all too much for Ava.  Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) appears and promises to take care of Ava, but little does she know he killed Kiki, and that she just had sex with a serial killer, not Kevin Collins, who is locked up at Ferncliff.

Later, when Franco (Roger Howarth) finds out the news, he and Scott (Kin Shriner) come to see Ava, but Ava now tells Franco she blames herself for what happened, because she wanted harm to come to Kiki.  She asks Franco to leave.  Ryan seizes the opportunity to tell Ava that she did nothing wrong, but Griffin did.

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Ryan comes back a little later to check on Ava, and she is gone, but finds bullets on her bed.  Next thing you know, Ava sneaks into the PCPD interrogation room where Griffin is being held as the suspect in Kiki’s murder, with a gun in her pocket and ready to kill him.  As always with Ava, when she hurts she intends to make everyone else suffer, too!

Every note over the last few episodes was played to perfection by West, who has made Ava a character you go from loathing for her actions, but loving all at the same time.  In the hands of West, Ava is a complex woman, often misguided with deep emotional wounds, who when all is said and done loves her children.

As fans of the genre, we got to see Maura deliver work that continually makes us take notice, and reminds us why she is a gem among gems.  For all of these reasons stated above and more, Michael Fairman TV names Maura this week’s recipient of the Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Maura’s work when Ava found out Kiki was murdered? What was your favorite moment?  What do you think Ava will do if she finds out Ryan murdered Kiki? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Sprite
Sprite

Maura West is the most compelling actor on television, period. Please don’t stone her to death when you hurl Emmy after Emmy at her. ☺️

AVP
AVP

YES!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Well said, Sprite! Maura West is amazing. Loved her as ATWT’s Carly Snyder. Her talents were wasted as Diane Jenkins on Y&R. She could have made that series shine brighter through the years. But as Ava Jerome, Miss West is incredible. Love or hate GH’s direction in the last few years, Miss West is so watchable and authentic, the show and her performances should not be missed.

James
James

Love Ava Jerome, and love GH the last few years, it was the few years before these few years that were unwatchable, I could not watch when Ron c. Wrote , it was not GH, but a soap of a soap, where all the characters continually just repeated the oh so exciting storylines they had, no meat no dialogue, and abd imbalanced use if vetren characters and new ones, I felt like they were trying a OLTL ,2.0 with GH scenery, Chris van Etten has been doing great as head writer, using real life dramas of now mixed with the right amount of soap opera, then again my favorite GH years were under Claire Labine, Robert Guza was good to but mob heavy, and like I said the only time I turned away in 30 years was under Ron c. , I believe GH is really good right now and at least it feels like GH! If it’s not everyone s cup of tea , try the Kool aid over at DAYs.

Boop
Boop

I watched it under Ron. Loved it!

catherine case
catherine case

once ava findas out that ryan killed kiki, she will kill ryan.

Red
Red

She was awesome n deserve a Daytime Emmy for her performance

rebecca1
rebecca1

Maura West was phenomenal as I knew she would be. Love Ava. But let’s get the facts straight: Ava might feel guilt or remorse for wanting to lash out .. but she never wished Kiki “harm.” She never wanted anything to befall her physically. She just wanted her to feel the emotional pain, hurt, betrayal that she did.

Myrtle Jones
Myrtle Jones

Kiki already knew that pain when she found out the Ava was having an affair with Morgan,not once but 2 times.I don’t feel sorry for her she is a witch.

rebecca1
rebecca1

She didnt have an affair with Morgan twice. And, lets back up. Kiki, though great with Franco, was a brat. She was no angel. Julian looked devastated. Lol; I get it was horrific but he had zero relationship with her and not for lack of trying. He stood by her side when Ava was burned and in the hospital, and the few scenes they had together afterward she snubbed him.

She befriended Carly and Sonny, Ava’s mortal enemies who, when they werent trying to take Avery from her like they took Michael from AJ, threatened to kill her. She also helped them keep Avery from her, going so far as to not let her hold Avery (Ava’s own daughter!) If they ran into her while out.

Kiki wanted Michael more then Morgan though she’d been with Morgsn first. The only reason she didn’t dump Morgan was because she believed the lie that she and Michael were cousins. When she found out it was a lie, she told Morgan she wanted a divorce and wound up right back with Michael. Only then did Morgan come on to Ava, who slapped him saying he was with her daughter, then when she believed that his marriage to kiki was over did dhe respond. And it wasnt an affair nor did she steal him away. Ultimately she and Morgan fell in love.

The one time she AND Morgan cheated on Kiki was when she came back as Denise to check on her daughters. She still loved him, he was still attracted. Wrong but at least she loved him.

She killed Connie? Could care less. Connie was engaged to Sonny so by that reason alone she had little regard for human life. If u can marry soneone thst kills others for money and power well…u play the game sonetimes you lose. Her discovery that Julian was a Jerome was a threat. Ava did what any good mob person would have done. Sonnys done worse.

Love Ava.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

But she’s “harmed” a lot of people–she “harmed” Connie–and she plotted to “harm” her brother Julian.
Ho-hum. 🙁

Celia
Celia

Hey, rebecca….
I, very much, agree with you. Maura would never intentionally hurt her daughter–her personality is such which, mindlessly, seeks revenge; never thinking of the consequences!!
As I have always maintained, Ava is vindictive, impulsive, hurtful….probably more so to the people she loves the most—but, her heart does soften when her anger does not rule her mind. Fundamentally, she’s a good person ( just a bit screwed up–aren’t we all? LOL).
Nonetheless, if Ava were honest with herself, she’d fess up to the fact that Kiki suffered the same pain when she slept with Morgan….
I love Maura West….her proficiency in assuming so many ‘faces’ is exactly what an accomplished actress/actor should be able to offer the viewer!! ❤️

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey CeeCee. Battery’s about to go so cant write more now. But, good comment!

AVP
AVP

YES! Hail to the Queen! Some of the recent hires need to sit back and take note. LOVE Maura. Emmy-worthy scenes!

Pjc
Pjc

Maura west is a powerhouse! She was amazing on ATWT and proved it for years! Never delivered a bad scene.

She was great on Y&R as Diane Jenkins but, of course, the writers couldnt fugure out how to write the character and the show lost the powerhouse! But she stood her ground with all the veterans from Peter Bergman to Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas just to name 3. The characters failure was that CBS and Sony and the writers wantsd to keep Maura on CBS but never took the time to write a fuller story or even plan further than the day at hand.

On GH, its a similar scenario. Maura is playing a character that is always knocked down by everyone. I mean, even the kids take pot shots at the character. BUT ITS MAURA WEST that makes the character great! Kiki’s death is just more proof of that and hipefully she will get to play it straight through and not be a victim in the serial killing.

su000
su000

”General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance Of The Week’”
^^ No, wrong..
Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance Of The YEAR

Yes, the year– GH has absolutely nothing to brag over, now Maura West brings it home, the best performance in what seems a very long time.
the lady is Gold..

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Hey su000,
Gold tarnishes 🙁

su000
su000

Hi Nancy, howya doing?
Gold alone or pure gold does not combine easily with oxygen so it stays shiny, it does not rust nor tarnish, again, that is pure gold. …
I should have said
‘Maura is Pure gold’..:):)

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Not even 18K? Or a gilded lily, su000? 🙂

Diane
Diane

Maura West is amazing. I was sobbing and when I watch the clips I sob again. Not since Laura Wright broke my heart over Morgan have I cried this much. Emmy is all I can say.

whynot
whynot

Oh please. Even Jim Carrey would call that over-acting. This is the sort of scene that they show on OTHER shows when they want to ridicule soap operas, and with good reason. The only think missing was her clutching her pearls. And I knew exactly how the whole thing was going to play out before it even happened: the helpless woman denies it happened (“NO! She’s not dead! She can’t be!!”). Then, she sees the body and talks to it and says “don’t be dead”. Finally, the howling and wailing over the body. Good grief, straight out of a 1960s episode of Edge of Night. NO grown woman acts that way. None. “You sit up right now”. Give me a colossal break.

Boop
Boop

You must not know any mothers who have loss a child/children! Don’t tell them what you wrote unless you want to be shamed or ridiculed.

whynot
whynot

I have a family member who lost her daughter.

Celia
Celia

But, YOU have never experienced the pain. Therefore, you have no clue. Do not assume!! By the way? I did not ACT through my pain……my everlasting ache in my core, my being is mine alone….not you or anyone else can say otherwise. It is cruel!!
Ava’s emotions were all over the place–quite appropriate for a mother who just list her child.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

You said it all–and well! Can’t add to that!

Satan
Satan

Thank you! I was wondering what show some of these folks were watching. I understand Haley Erin wanted to move on, but maybe they should have just written her off (perhaps she could have gone to medical school at a hospital without gropey older doctors??) rather than making her Ryan’s Thanksgiving project.

The death just gives the Valentini regime another excuse to prop Ava & Frodd AGAIN. And that wasn’t really necessary.

Dan
Dan

It’s called a soap opera for a reason, it’s supposed to be over the top. That’s the beauty of the genre, it’s a dramatization, not real life. People die and come back from the dead, multiple times in some cases. People have evil twins. Women have four kids by four different fathers. People get shot, stabbed, electrocuted, poisoned, hit by cars, shoved off roof tops, go down in plane crashes, stuck in burning buildings, stage four cancer, and survive. It goes on and on. That’s a soap opera.

Maura’s performance was pure soap opera, it was also as real, raw, and heartbreaking as it gets. I used to work in the records department at a medical examiner’s office and saw countless families come in to identify their loved ones. The grief and gut wrenching anguish Maura portrayed is exactly how I’ve seen PLENTY of grown men and women act.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Dan… I don’t know when I’ve read a more excellent comment. Agree with everything you wrotw.

Harry
Harry

I agree with Why Not–Maura West is a notorious, over-wrought scene chewer. She needs to learn the art of the quiet moment,the timely pause, a certain profound look of utter devastation flickering in the eyes. This would off set and punctuate her usual histrionics making her performance more powerful. I didn’t cry at all during her scenes–she over acts, mugs it up, and people call that great acting. Besides, Ava was a horrid mother. Just wait until Avery comes of age–Ava will compete with her too because this character never evolves or changes.
What I really resent about the Ryan story line is that it should have involved Mac and Felicia as Ryan had some unfinished business with the two of them. Instead, they use it as an excuse to feed the insatiable Maura West another scene to chew, Then she has a reel to deliver to the nomination committee for consideration of an Emmy. There was no reason for Ryan to hook up with Ava–the story is manipulative and totally character driven.

Shay
Shay

I said as much, Harry….and ditto for MS’s Nina. Seems someone didn’t like that, even though I received an email saying my comment was accepted. So where is it??? My remarks were mild compared to some of the other posts on this thread. What gives?

Siggy
Siggy

You are so right especially on one thing in particular, She chews up every scean, spits and out tumbles Diamonds! Some people just hate to admit the fact that there are gems among gems that cannot be denied in their brilliance. Emmy number 4 for Maura West, now stick that in your over biased cap!

Celia
Celia

❤️Amen, Siggy!!

Celia
Celia

I beg to differ, Harry. You are describing an actress. What I saw was a grieving mother whose pain was ‘chewing’ her heart away. That’s the difference between acting and being real…… exactly what Maura did. She gave it up….to reality!! No ‘scene-chewer”.
Merry Christmas, Harry.❤️

Celia
Celia

I have lost a child. Have you experienced that neverending pain? Maura West is the best there is—–as far as I am concernd; and I speak from the ache in my heart, that she did not overact.
After raging against the world; I detatched myself from life–isolated everyone for months—-but my family saw me through.
Who will carry Ava? Ryan? Julian?
As evil as she could be; she is fundamentally a good person….. this is what marks excellence in an actress/actor–versatility–hot and cold–good and evil.
Nonetheless, as compelling as this story will prove to be……time to move on.

Dan
Dan

So very well said, Celia. Thanks for sharing that and providing some much needed perspective. I’m very sorry for your loss. I have no children, but do have a close friend that lost a child several years ago, and the pain and heartache that they went through and still go through to this day, as I know must be the same for you, is not something I would wish on my worst enemy. All the best to you.

Celia
Celia

Thank you, Dan….. you say it with so much feeling and understanding. As you have acknowledged, those of us who have lost a child may go on with our everday lives…..but, there is always that void; that missing piece which makes one’s life whole. I have a great life, Dan….loving husband and two healthy children ( thank the Lord), but my boy’s death changed me so much…I worry constantly about my kids—every little thing ….even when they sneeze!!
The ache is a living , constant companion!!
Some on this site have called Maura’s acting as howling and wailing…..I call it a superb showcasing of reality……thus, Maura’s performance of “par excellence”. And, that’s the crux of the matter……fiction DOES mimic real life. No overacting, here….none whatsoever.
Good night, Dan….again;! thank you for your sensitivity and encouragement❤️.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Celia, I had no idea of your loss and am so very sorry. I admire your strength in pulling through; I can only aspire to have your resilience and positive outlook. And you know what I think some of these “overacting” comments really are? When someone opens up the floodgates the way Maura did, it’s too real for some and, hence, they feel uncomfortable and don’t know how to react. So they react negatively. That way they don’t have to deal with heavy feelings. I suffered through a relationship with someone like that in my youth. I swear, he actually squirmed during TERMS OF ENDEARMENT because he couldn’t “handle it”. Needless to say, I couldn’t “handle” him for very much longer. So I agree Maura was right on target…And beyond. Hope you have a joyous season, my dear! Keep in touch.

Celia
Celia

Thank you, my sweet Soaphound…..there is pain and then there’s pain.
We have all experienced pain and sorrow in our lifetime; but, there is no greater pain than that of losing a child…….and, I was barely twenty-five, at the time. My baby is always with me, in my heart; on my mind—-forever!!
If “Ava” overacted as some suggest, only proves they have not tasted that bitter ache…..it’s Ok, though….I get it!!!! They simply speak from the “unknown”……However, said people should not judge. In my opinion, Ava acted as a mother would in her grief of having lost a child….”Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy” ( Franz Schubert).
Thus, “overacting” is exactly what I expected from a passionate character such as Ava……I can bet that Maura drew those feelings from some personal experience….GO MAURA!!
I will always root for her…..she is the Queen of soaps at this time and place, as far as I’m concerned.
Jimh understands, as well…..he has lost a child!! Sometimes it’s hard for parents to talk about their loss; but, I love talking about my baby……he was only one year old, where he spent most of that short year in hospital ( and I with him—never left his side). Yet, he was bright, happy and beautiful…..
Some of the comments, also, remind us how Kiki had betrayed her mother by fraternizing ( or is “sororitizing” a better word? LOL) with Sonny and Carly. And, yes, that irked me, as well. Sonny and Carly are my least favorite characters–dregs of the earth!!
The mother-and-daughter relationship was out there in space—–yet, they did love each other……all these negatives do not diminish Ava’s pain and sorrow, …..more poignantly is probably Ava’s regret and strong feelings of guilt.
Thank you, Soaphound for your loving largesse and intuitiveness!! I DO sense that your words, as Dan’s, come from the heart.❤️

Timmm
Timmm

Sweet C, everyone handles death differently. Maura brilliantly shared her version with us. Part of the rage or over the top acting, as some said, is because Ava is mad because of how her relationship was at the time of Kiki’s death. My friends dad died recently and his mom was jolly and friendly throughout which I thought was weird and then the casket was closed, flag draped and she lost it! Odd, but its okay, thats how she handled her loss.

George H.W. and Barbra are gone BUT they are reunited with their daughter Robin and someday you will be reunited with your son.

God bless.

Celia
Celia

Thanks, T…..
You are among the ‘bestest’, my friend….always there with encouragement and kind words.
I have yet to see an actress to match Maura’s talent. She is sooo real—down to her face, bare of cosmetics!! LOL….I don’t think I remember any actress going in front of THE camera without makeup…takes courage—more power to Maura!!
Merry Christmas, my Timmmy….to you and yours!! Health, peace and LOVE!!❤️

Jimh
Jimh

i rewatched the scene…thought Ava was a bit better in some parts than i gave credit…im so mixed on Ava…was a fan of MW when she was on ATWTs but the writers here turned me a little off making Ava a killer…and i still think she will get pregnant by Ryan…i do not like how Nina butts in during Charlottes story…Willow is Nina’s daughter-predictable as those two dont like each other…i suppose Ryan will try to kill Maxie and predictably its Peter to the rescue-no surprised at GH anymore!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Merry Christmas to you to and your wonderful family!

rebecca1
rebecca1

CeeCee. I didnt realize your baby was one year. I thought, mistakenly, that you had a miscarriage (I’m sure that’s horrific and beyond painful, as well. My mother had two). So sorry…

But as with your comment further up, we’re totally in agreement about Ava and Kiki (regarding her traitorous friendship with Carly and Sonny. And now the biatch, Carly, wantsSo my to go for total custody of Avery. She’s disgusting. Never hated a character as much as I hate Carly.) Too bad Ava didn’t bury her at the gravesite after their little skirmish.

Siggy
Siggy

YOU KNOW NOTHING! So pathetic in your thinking, obviously you don’t understand emotions of losing a child, loved one etc. Are you marooned on another planet? Maura West bent other actresses over her knees and whooped their butts! She always does, She punches her way through the crowd and not just stands out, she illuminates everything. So take your biased comment and stuff it! You Know Nothing!

Erica
Erica

Why didn’t the police notify Ava. This story is so dumb.

Joyce Smith
Joyce Smith

I think when she finds out Ryan killed her daughter and she’s been sleeping with him. She’ll be guilt ridden and realize he did it for her. She’ll want to kill him but will she?

Betty
Betty

She will kill him or see him in jail

Robynne Wildman
Robynne Wildman

She was phenomenal. Brought me to tears.

Lois
Lois

Maura West is so outstanding but I hate the character. I wish they’d kill off Ava and recast her like they did several times with Michael Easton

rebecca1
rebecca1

Love Ava. She is one the most multi layered characters on the show. Vindictive and vulnerable.

Carly is the one they should kill off. Pure evil.

Madalyn Shughart
Madalyn Shughart

Its hard not to feel sympathy for Ava’s loss, and the fact that guilt will flood her to the core right along with the hell bent vengeance to make someone pay. In the end she will see it was her that once again, set it all into motion. Her guilt may send her to Ferncliff where she will come face to face with Dr Collins!

Celia
Celia

I like the way you think, Madalyn….wouldn’t that just be the ‘thing’ to shut Carly , and her ‘investigative’ nose, down?
TPTB have taken it upon themselves to make Carly the heroine…..shouldn’t Laura be the one to find her husband, and save the day; considering this is HER life?

rebecca1
rebecca1

She may have set it in motion but through no fault of her own, Im hoping she unkeashes her vengesnce with a fury, but in self defence mode so she cant be arrested. Hope the writers dont disappoint. This is Avas story to finidh.

When all is said and done, she and the real Kevin, will both be traumstized and overcome with guilt and devastation.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Maura West is a consummate actress and easily one of, if not THE best, currently in daytime. She can take material that should not work and makes it work. That’s just a masterclass! Her performances at the conclusion of this week’s episodes were Emmy-worthy, and cannot wait to see how this storyline spirals out of control!

Sandie
Sandie

Maura absolutely brings the best of the best! Emmy win for sure,,without a doubt
Hopefully the writers will have her kill Ryan,,not just shoot him,,but torture the hell out of him, then blow him straight to hell.

Remy
Remy

I have to admit, i never saw her work before gh, but since her infamous arrival in a unique conversation with Luke, i have been very entertained.

Ms. West non-verbal communication in scenes is something many should adapt to learning. Rather the storyline is good or bad, she delivers no matter what.

Maura is doing her job, which is to ACT! and I’d must say i am very pleased with the PERFORMANCE!

Kate
Kate

Maura is one of the most talented performers I have ever watched! Love her as Ava!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

W-a-a-y over the top. Excruciating to watch.
And, again, so very predictable.
No fun.

Jimh
Jimh

It was…and Ava will probably be pregnant with Ryan’s baby and Laura will still think he is Kevin…first crypt sex/and a baby withSonny…so why not a child with your daughter’s killer…oh, Ava is a killer too…i no longer watch every day…show continues its down hill ride imho!!!!

rose
rose

Jimh…I miss when GH had storylines where you in particular used to be able to comment with a lot more of your own brand of humor and speculation as to what could happen next. It’s all just become too dreary and a little sick for me. :))

Jimh
Jimh

And thats the reason i rarely watch…too dreary ect…

Barbara power
Barbara power

Hope when Eva finds ryan is quilty, she does away with him on the spot…his part in gh turns my stomach, almost from the show, so creepy

Rodd
Rodd

I didn’t care much for the character of Kiki. They didn’t really give her much to do until the end. Thus, I wasn’t too upset when she was killed off. HOWEVER…Maura West’s performance, the writing, it all had tears streaming down my cheeks as I watched, breathless. When they get it right at GH, they get it right. Those scenes were a tour de force! Bravo to Maura, Matt, Roger, Jon, and the writers for a heart-ripping episode! Can’t wait to see what comes next!

Jimh
Jimh

So did Ryan and the writers forget about Felicia who was featured heavily in the original Ryan story?????

Steve
Steve

Nope. They originally focused on it when Ryan broke out and will be revisiting it in the next few weeks.

Harry
Harry

Jim, they couldn’t engage in a character driven story which would pay fidelity to Ryan’s history with Felicia and Mac. No, they had to twist and distort the story so Maura West could sink those choppers into another story so she can get another Emmy.

Timmm
Timmm

Why in a million years is Griffin a suspect?

Why do Jason and Sam stare at each other like they just landed on Mars every time they see each other?

Why would Joss want to be with that Whinny little B named Oscar?

Why is Mike’s Alzheimer’s story been shelved?

Why in the hell is it possible for Ava to walk right into an interrogation room and attack Griffin?

Jimh
Jimh

Dumb Writing…and i asked the same thing sometime ago how easy it is for people to walk in and out of the jail…there is no way someone would be able to get in that second door!!!!

Celia
Celia

Hiyaah, Jimmy,
I am coming up for some needed air…..LOL
Now that Kiki is dead ( so upset about this—WHY DID THEY HAVE TO KILL HER OFF??????), one would think my fixation to make her Nina’s daughter has died with her. LOL. I know you have your own thoughts about this….is Nelle still within your orbit of possible candidates? It is still possible–a twin of Kiki’s.
What about the new teacher? I did mention her before. Valentin will have signed his death sentence with Nina after she finds out Sasha is her fake daughter.
More and more I think the teacher ( forgot her name; is it Willow?) could be Nina’s.
I am as tired of this story as the Kevin/Ryan saga, and JT’s mystery –is he alive or dead? (Y&R).

Jimh
Jimh

Whats dumb is no one figures the Mary Pat and Kiki connections…the cops put 2 and 2 together and get zero…Kevin works at same hospital with Kiki and seeing her mother…Kevin and Mary Pat had the mental hospital connection… right there should be a little suspicion…rather keep Sasha-she should be Brits daughter…Willow is a snooze…also tired of Nina now after being ok…dont like how she butts in at the school and when lulu and Valentin are trying to get thru to their bad seed bully daughter…and watch Kevin/Ryan will try to kill Maxi but Peter will save her and they will grow closer…and Carly will probably figure out Kevin is Ryan ect …Carly and Sonny will rescue Laura or Ava who will kill Ryan…it should be Laura’s story and her figuring it out and save the day or at least Felicia who was part of the original Ryan story…Ava will be a hero instead of the killer she is…dumb how Anna and Finn have to fly all the way to Cuba to catch an attempted killer Lisel but no one can find a way in PC to put Ava away for Connie’s murder or finally put Sonny away for all the crimes he has been involved in!!!

Celia
Celia

Hi Jimmy…
I agree with everything you said….even the Nina part ( eating crow here. LOL)….but, I still love Nina….albeit, she has no right butting into Lulu’s and Valentin’s rearing of their daughter—-the bullying should be a story unto itself—what is exactly driving Charlotte to act this way? The PTB do not take advantage of these “little” plots which are a big part of society…especially today, with all the Cyber-bullying going on…
Sonny and Carly should NOT be in every damned ( pardon me) storyline–what the heck?!
I said the same thing….Laura should be the one front and center in this neverending Kevin/Ryan story.
Anna and Finn? Enough of the juvenile playacting and gallivanting hither and yon. So not appealing!!
Personally, I find no warmth, no AWWWW-inspiring, fuzzy feeling in their romantic jaunts or lovemaking.
And, when Anna speaks of her “son”? My skin ‘kinda’ crawls.
Merry Christmas, Jimmy–and to your family.❤️

Timmm
Timmm

On a different subject, Did you see Johnny Depp’s movie version of “Dark Shadows” and did you like it?

su000
su000

hi Timmm 🙂
I saw it- it was horrible..
A mockery of the real deal..
I wish Dark Shadows would return!!

(I watched it via CD)

Timmm
Timmm

I thought it was okay. Depp ruined Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so I was skeptical about watching this movie. It was free so it wasnt a big deal.

su000
su000

hi Timmm..
I saw it, did not like it.
it was a mockery of the real deal..

I watch Dark Shadows via CD ..
It was excellent and should be brought back..

Jimh
Jimh

Not really…it was ok but it turned me off going to the movies-havent been to the movies since that one…

Timmm
Timmm

I go first showing with all the old people! The tend to be there to watch the movie and not be on their phones and eat a dumpster full of popcorn!

Jimh
Jimh

When i went to movies i brought my own snacks…and some older people were on their phones…

Celia
Celia

Hey, T,
Between me and you? Soaps have their own set of rules and regulations. Some of this caca defies “what is” and/or what happens on Mars.

Timmm
Timmm

I know C, just venting a bit. So, they kill Kiki but Amy lives! What? And I agree, JT on Y&R needs to be over yesterday!

Soaphound
Soaphound

I know, Timmm. There was less attention paid to the JFK assassination. Enough already!

AVP
AVP

Oh, I simply adore Maura West! She should set-up shop & teach acting class. Her students can include a few of the “actors” on-set. She is incredible and unstoppable!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Maura West is a genius, AVP. There’s no one like her. And I would like to nominate her first pupil: Kerry from Y&R. She reminds me of the Ted Baxter character on the MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW. He rarely knew when the cameras were rolling, either.

Cid Weinberg
Cid Weinberg

Wow! Crying in my kitchen. This is soap opera Ms. West! Thank you for the decade plus of your work, the human connection, and forever and always bringing it to the table and to the fans…why we watch. No fan like a soap fan. Happy Holidays.

Dan
Dan

As soon as I watched that episode, I said to myself, Maura better make some room on her mantle for a 4th Emmy.

She was phenomenal in those scenes. So raw and heartbreaking. It doesn’t happen as much these days as it used to, but when something on GH moves me to tears and touches me emotionally like this did, I know it was good.

Maura is one of those performers, she pours her heart and soul into everything she’s given. She’s such a pleasure to watch. When you can make people feel sorry for a character as dastardly as Ava Jerome, you’re doing something special.

The writing is up and down, some hits, some misses. But when it comes to acting, GH has such an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the best cast in daytime, as far as I’m concerned. Particularly on the female side. Maura just set the bar even higher. Bravo!

Celia
Celia

I finally caught up ( somewhat) …….. WOW!! This is the Maura West I remember. She gave a one-two-punch ( as my granda would say), heart-wrenching performance. Her desperate mourning was too close to home and I could not stop the flood of tears—it hurt so badly–My heart aches every day–yet, Ava’s helplessness touched me more than I could have imagined a like-scene had the power to do. Maura is a STAR!! A TRUE STAR!! If this superlative performance does not win her an Emmy, then TPTB must have been taking a nap during Maura’s “outpouring” of talent …….
What throws be aback is the fact that no one ( other than Laura) finds “Kevin’s” behavior unusually mystifying……What happened to Anna’s olfactory capabilities of sniffing out a crazy, rabid dog?…..
What’s even more “out there” is Ryan’s confession to Ava……he will probably tell her, it was what she wanted; so, what’s the problem? Of course Ava will blame herself.
Nonetheless, my ennui is growing……I would love to be done with this ordeal…..’tis dragging….

Timmm
Timmm

They F’d up Anna when the show paired her with FINNished please!

Bj
Bj

I cry watching the actress give this script her all.She had me convince this was real

Celia
Celia

You bet, Bj….. Maura West is indisputably the best!!

tony9999
tony9999

I’ve often said Maura West is magnificent. I really feel she is the Erika Slezak of her generation.

Patrick
Patrick

Magnificent , already

not even Erika Slezak

Maura West knows that

I so MISS Marj Dusay.. the GENEious : gene

rose
rose

I guess I am of the minority here about Maura. Perhaps it’s because I so dislike the storyline, and her character which I have no sympathy for,
it’s rubbing off on how I feel about her over-the-top performance…imo. There were times when she could have had decent relationships, both with men and women. But she always poisons and sabotages them. Just can’t feel sorry for her now. And I can’t forgive what she did to Connie and Morgan. So I guess we can expect more of the same when she catches on to Ryan’s role in the killing of Kiki.

Timmm
Timmm

Ava is no different than Sonny. TWO bad apples!

Daysdazed
Daysdazed

At least Sonny expresses regret for some of his actions. Ava always blames others and if she cannot destroy those she blames, she just keeps it moving.

Dan S
Dan S

No matter what you may think of the character or the writing of Ava Jerome, this actress brings it in every scene! She is in the same league as Genie Francis and only a select few others! This performance was incredible! Bravo!

Pjc
Pjc

Maura West is one of the BEST actresses on television… not just daytime. She has consistently delivered for decades from the moment she stepped into Oakdale.

The sad thing is she has not been properly utilized since she went and left Genoa city or even arrived on the scene in Port charles. This story should flip the switch from villian to heroine.

And a strong willed woman.

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General Hospital Serves Up Holiday Promo

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? As 2018 has whirled by so fast, your favorite soap operas are starting to offer up good tidings to all of their fans.  On  Monday, ABC has just released this holiday video from General Hospital, “25 Days of Christmas”.

In the video, photos and imagery of the characters on the Port Charles are rotated through as Holiday card snapshots.

Leslie Charleson’s (Monica” voice is heard to kick-off the video saying, “Prepare to be spellbound”.

In their tweet on social media, GH says, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

Check it out below. Then let us know what you thoughts of the promo via the comment section below.

 

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General Hospital Set To Pay Tribute To The Late Susan Brown

2018 has taken with it some beloved soap opera veterans.  One of them was GH fan favorite, Susan Brown, who died at 86 of Alzheimer’s at the end of August.

GH viewers remember Susan’s performances as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin.  Gail was Monica’s (Leslie Charleson) best friend, and eventually she married Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and was a stepmother to Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).

Kin took to Twitter last week and revealed that General Hospital taped a tribute to Susan that will be seen in an upcoming episode.

In a tweet, he shared, “A tribute show to Susan shot in the can airing soon!”

With GH’s tape schedule we would presume that sometime in January we will be seeing how GH addresses Susan’s passing and thus the fate of Gail.

So, are you glad to hear GH will be doing something very special to honor Susan?

Do you hope that there are major emotional scenes within it for Kin Shriner and Leslie Charleson?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Network Exec, Angelica McDaniel On Y&R’s Staying Power: “We Have This Award-Winning, Ratings-Generating, Money-Making Show, And It Really Adds Value To CBS.”

This week, The Young and the Restless celebrated 30 years as the number-one rated daytime soap opera.  That is a streak of 1,560 weeks in the top spot.

Angelica McDaniel, executive vp daytime programs and syndicated program development at CBS, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter on what has made this remarkable run; attributing it to strong storytelling and a cast that includes several beloved veterans who have been around the entire time.

The executive noted that while other soaps over the years have fallen by the wayside, and even though we are down to only four surviving network soap operas, that Y&R will be around with no end in sight.

McDaniel stated, “We have this award-winning, ratings-generating, money-making show, and it really adds value to CBS. We expect it be a part of our lineup in the future.”

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She also added, “The Young and the Restless has some of the best actors in the industry — not in soaps, not in daytime, but in television. We have iconic, legacy characters that have been on our show for decades. Melody Thomas Scott will be celebrating her 40th year on the show in February. Peter Bergman just reached his 30th anniversary in November. Eric Braeden started in 1980. We just have an incredible arsenal of actors who are so talented and play these characters so well that you don’t even realize they’re characters. They become people who are part of your life, part of your daily existence.”

As for the continual investment and ways the audience watches the show on various platforms, McDaniel expresed: “The great thing about daytime television is we have loyal, passionate viewers, and they really like to tune in day and date. They want to stick with their stories and see what’s happening today. … Having said that, The Young and the Restless is also one of the top streamed shows on CBS.com. As trends evolve, we are where our viewers are, and we’re making shows readily accessible so they can get their fix and follow their stories.”

So, what do you think about Y&R? Will it remain if and when all other soaps have come to theirconclusion? Do you think it will continue on for years to come, given its position at number #1? Comment below!

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