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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
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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
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AVP

YES!

Iakovos
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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
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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… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

I watched it under Ron. Loved it!

catherine case
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catherine case

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

Red
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Red

She was awesome n deserve a Daytime Emmy for her performance

rebecca1
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

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

Celia
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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… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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

AVP
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AVP

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

Pjc
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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… Read more »

su000
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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
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nancy dillingham

Hey su000,
Gold tarnishes 🙁

su000
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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
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nancy dillingham

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

Diane
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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
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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… Read more »

Boop
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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
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whynot

I have a family member who lost her daughter.

Celia
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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
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nancy dillingham

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

Satan
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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
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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,… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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

Harry
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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
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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
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Celia

❤️Amen, Siggy!!

Celia
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Soaphound
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Timmm
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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
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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!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Jimh! How are you??

I don’t think Ryan will attack Maxi. I think he’ll attack Carly and Ava will save her!!!! Ugh; she shouldn’t but here’s my theory. Ryan goes after Carly but Ava figures out who he is, follows him and just as he’s about to make Carly the next bobbing apple or pushpin, Ava blows him away.

Either way, Ava’s gotta be the one to do it. Not Jason. Not Sonny.

Timmm
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Timmm

Merry Christmas to you to and your wonderful family!

Shay
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Shay

And since you brought up that subject, it seemed a good time to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, as well, Sir Timmmbo!!! In fact, given that so many of my favorite contributors have appeared on this particular thread, I’ll state likewise greetings to Jimh, Harry and of course, CeeCee! (Although I already forwarded her a separate one elsewhere….hope it makes it online!) You all make this site such a pleasure to read….please don’t ever stop posting!

Timmm
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Timmm

Thank you dear! You and C are my first two here that I clicked with and see America for what it is and have such love and disdain for our favorite soaps! Keep watching, keep posting and keep those heavy thoughts coming. Meow!

Shay
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Shay

Right back at you, Timmm! I thought of you as I sent one of the Christmas emails I created for like-minded friends and family….(which is thankfully the vast majority of them!)…I was wishing I could have included you on the contact list, because I KNOW you would have loved it…I’m sure you can guess the “great” subject matter….Lol! At any rate, here’s hoping your holidays are absolutely “purrrrrfect!” See you next year, “same cat time, same cat channel!”

rebecca1
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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.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, rebecca, Thank you…. I’ve never suffered a miscarriage, but I’ m sure it must be a devastating experience. ….So, I can’t say one is worse than the other….it’s personal for each of us. All I can say is that once I had a baby and then I didn’t….it has been six years already….seems like yesterday….the pain is still raw!! I see his gorgeous eyes, with lashes from here to tomorrow….they would have put any woman to shame….his baby smell still haunts me. His little clothes, which I still have, have lost that fleeting, sweet scent… That’s why I don’t… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee……As we have already broached the subject of the painful loss of your precious son on many a previous occasion, I shan’t add any more sentiments to those discussions, other than to say you know you have my deepest sympathy now and forever! But as someone who is simply not favorably swayed by either Ava—or your other GH character of choice, Nina—please let me explain that just because some of us feel uninspired or even disdainful of their performances doesn’t mean that we lack feelings for real life counterparts who have suffered under those same circumstances. It’s really more to… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Nail on the head Shay! Ava screaming at Griffin was down right ridiculous! SHE is the root of her failed relations with her daughter not “Father Whimper!” Michelle Stafford has been forced down the throats of us GH fans since she signed. Margo is to a failure but she isnt on as much so it isnt as bad. I like Liz Hendrickson but she should have been a Robin recast! I am not fan of Liesel. She is OTT to me and her crimes are no more forgettable than Sonny boys! Anna and Laura are the Queens of coolness!

Shay
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Shay

I hear you, Timmm! Ava’s wreckless disregard for anything other than her own whims and desires is the source of her repeated downfalls…nobody else is to blame! Whether its keeping her bed warm or filling her own coffers, her needs and greed always come first with this woman. Then,,, when it all goes awry, she turns on the tears ala yet another tour de force effort that have her rabid fanbase singing her praises. (Same pattern with Nina and her constant woes….) Some of us are simply not so easily manipulated….I find nothing good in this character, period. As for… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

The thing that pisses me off more than anything is that Kiki NEVER once ran into Dr. Finn? Never once said, “Hey you look exactly like my dad Silas Clay.” So LAME! The other pothole I’ve noticed is not ONE staff member past or present mentions to anyone especially on the 25th anniversary that Kevin Collins visits the Psych ward and there is a patient who looks exactly like him! LAME!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shay, Sorry I am answering so late—we were away for the holidays… I don’t much care for Anna as much as I used to….how wonders never cease, right?…as I now love Alexis. We cannot compare the way characters grieve. And, Ava’s character as a bad-girl has nothing to do with her anguish of losing a child. Yes, admittedly, she was horrible towards both Kiki and the forever-tortured sould that Griffin is. Ava was bitten by Karma. Yet, she did love her daughter in her mixed-up way. All I was trying to say is that people show grief differently. I… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

No need to apologize, CeeCeeGirl! I owe a number of people replies, too! I hope your holidays were enjoyable…honestly, the last few weeks of December really didn’t even feel like Christmas to me…much too busy, plus very unseasonable weather and so many acquaintances sick with the flu!. Oh well…I still survived just fine…happy, healthy new year to both of us!!!! As for your contention that there are different ways of showing grief, I totally agree….plenty of us are extremely composed and poised in public, then leave our tears for more private moments. It doesn’t mean that our losses are any… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi Shaybelle…..as usual, my holidays were fantabulous, but tiring….LOL I hope your were blessed with good tidings and happy family-time……many, many more. We’re both a year older, Shay, and I feel it. It seems that I have arthritis on my knee. You know, Shay, I used to roll my eyes at my grandmother when I was very young, whenever she’d be on the phone complaing to her friends about her aches and pains. ……You’ve heard of Karma, right? LOL….well, I’m there!! I agree about the nonsense manifested on the GH stage. The only bright light is Jon Lindstrom; and Laura.… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I’m so glad you had a wonderful holiday, CeeCee! Mine was very nice, too…just perhaps not quite as celebratory as initially anticipated due to others’ sudden onset with the flu….though not in my immediate household, thank God! I try my best to eat right, exercise and get enough sleep even during the hectic Christmas month, so I do tend to stay pretty healthy even when it seems everyone else is sick…I’ve always been that way. I’m sorry to hear that “age” is catching up with you in the form of aches and pains…thus far, I have managed to escape that,… Read more »

Siggy
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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
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Erica

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

Joyce Smith
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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
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Betty

She will kill him or see him in jail

Robynne Wildman
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Robynne Wildman

She was phenomenal. Brought me to tears.

Lois
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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Kate

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

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

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

Jimh
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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
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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
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Jimh

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

Barbara power
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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
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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
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Jimh

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

Steve
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Steve

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

Harry
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Jimh
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

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

su000
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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
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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
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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
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Jimh

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

Timmm
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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
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Jimh

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

Celia
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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
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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
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Soaphound

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

AVP
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Bj
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Bj

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

Celia
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Celia

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

tony9999
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tony9999

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

Patrick
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Patrick

Magnificent , already

not even Erika Slezak

Maura West knows that

I so MISS Marj Dusay.. the GENEious : gene

rose
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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
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Timmm

Ava is no different than Sonny. TWO bad apples!

Daysdazed
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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.

Shay
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Shay

Well then, we are both in the minority, Rose, since at least upon this issue we are in hearty agreement! The opportunity for Ava to generate any feelings of sympathy from me evaporated long, long ago. For a brief moment between her pregnancy nightmare scenarios with the psychotic Nina and Sabs, then her subsequent illness, this character had the promise of redemption and a new direction in her life, but even after all that emotional upheaval, she chose to return to her own vapid, self-centered, disgraceful self…and that’s when my potential sense of goodwill permanently waned for this character. She… Read more »

rose
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rose

Hi Shay…And Nini is starting to irritate me when it comes to Charlotte. I am worried about all the shakeups in soaps, most recently Y&R. They are just having such a hard time getting it right, especially keeping a good balance between newbies and vets , and stories that integrate the generations. At last we can look forward to the Downton Abbey movie. Plus there are several other British movies coming out. They have been advertising an all Brit channel on tv. Would be great to binge on, but I hesitate in watching anymore tv than I already do. Did… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

And I likewise wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year, as well, Rose! (I actually extended you—and my other friends here on the opposite end of the political spectrum—my best at Thanksgiving, too, but I guess you missed it!) At any rate, I’ve really been too occupied by the holiday season to pay much attention to GH and its multiple woes as of late…I try to keep apprised of what everyone is saying here to see if my generally negative impressions of the show are justified, and they seem to be more and more so. However, like… Read more »

rose
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rose

Shay…I”ll watch for “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” Surprised I haven’t heard of it since many stations are running all kinds of new and older Christmas movies. Today on CBS Sunday they announced Dame Maggie will be celebrating her 84th birthday on Friday, Dec 28. She has great staying power, and the best to her as well.

Shay
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Shay

@Rose…Absolutely, “Happy Birthday” to Dame Maggie! She is my favorite actress!!! No matter the film, she always delivers. She was especially excellent in “The Lady in The Van,” as her character could not have been more of a departure from her “Downton” dowager. yet she still maintained her immense dignity and strong presence…That film was based upon a real life homeless woman who actually lived in a van for years whilst it was parked in the driveway of London-based playwright Alan Bennett…obviously she was totally mad, but the story was so well-written with equal parts of pathos and humor that… Read more »

rose
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rose

Shay… Where do you view all of these films? And where do you get your list? As far as the new Downton Abbey I hope the family has some way of keeping together into the future. and doesn’t have the same decline as the Quartermaines.

Shay
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Shay

I primarily watch my British programming on a few free websites….one is well-known, another a bit lesser so, although it was phenomenal until it was recently mysteriously taken down, however, the creators are currently rebuilding it and are now in operation again…I probably would not be allowed to mention either here, but if you search for various movies or tv shows, these sources will sometimes show up in the list of available videos, which is how I initially found them. I’ve never been that into streaming, so I’ve not used a particular US-based service, however, after shopping on Amazon last… Read more »

rose
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rose

Shay..Also add to Dame Maggie’s list “California Suite,” “Quartet,” “The Best (& 2nd Best) Exotic Marigold Hotel” movies, and, I-wish-I-could-be-her-many-times, as Professor Minera McGonagall in the “Harry Potter” movies.

Shay
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Shay

And with Michael Caine and James Spader in “Curtain Call!” It was great fun!’ As for “Downton” going the way of GH’s Q Clan, I don’t think we need be concerned, Rose!….Julian Fellowes loves and reveres his characters….he won’t sell them out for the almighty dollar…and will continue to handle them with care and respect, as long as he logically can provide them a place onscreen. However, if it would keep this quality dynasty going, I wouldn”t mind a prequel tale of our favorites…it would be wonderful to see Violet, Carson, Mrs. Hughes, et al, in their youth with an… Read more »

Dan S
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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
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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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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Days of our Lives Shuts Down Production For Two Weeks Due to Positive COVID-19 Test

NBC’s Days of our Lives is the next production to put a halt in their taping schedule due to a positive coronavirus test result.  This one from member of the production team as reported by Deadline.

The long-running soap will now shut down production for two weeks   According to Deadline, “The cast, crew and staff of the daytime drama were just notified of the temporary shutdown in an email from Corday Productions.”

Taping is slated to resume October 26.  The pause will not delay air dates, and the show’s  original episodes on NBC will not be disrupted.

The individual who received a positive result as part of the production’s Covid-19 protocols has been placed in isolation.   As well, Preliminary contact tracing has been completed, with the people identified as close contacts to the affected individual placed in quarantine for a period of 14 days.

In addition, out of an abundance of caution, Corday productions will have a deep cleaning and disinfecting process for their production facilities, before any taping is to resume.

So, what do you think about the halt in production at DAYS due to a Covid-19?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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FRIDAY: Knots Landing Cast Reunion On Tap From ‘Stars in the House’

Seaview circle comes alive again to benefit the Actor’s Fund when the highly successful virtual reunion series “Stars in the House” hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley welcomes cast members from Knots Landing!

Participating in the livestream virtual event will be: Donna Mills (Abby), Joan Van Ark (Val), Michele Lee (Karen), Ted Shackelford (Gary) and Knots Landing’s creator, David Jacobs.

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This is also the first time the leading stars of the legacy primetime CBS soap opera that ran from 1979-1993 will make an appearance together since the passing of their beloved cast member, Kevin Dobson (Mack).

 

This event as well as all others brought to you by Stars in the House is to support those impacted by COVID-19 in the entertainment industry and as Donna Mills expressed: “The Actors Fund helps people in all branches of the entertainment industry during this very difficult time.”

The Knots Landing live reunion is scheduled for Friday October 8th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p. m. PST and you can watch it here.

So, will you be checking out the KL special?  Let us know in the comment section below, but first, if you have not done so already, check out Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with Michele, Joan and Doona from earlier this year when we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the iconic show.

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