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GH Cast Delivers Power Performances In Aftermath Of Morgan's Death!

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Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital was one of the saddest we have seen in a long time, and with it brought outstanding performances by those in the Corinthos and Jerome clans on the ABC daytime drama series.

First, Laura Wright (Carly) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) delivered gut-wrenching moments. Viewers learn that after Carly found out that Morgan died, she was given a sedative to calm her down and to help her rest.  When she awoke the next morning with her mother, Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) by her bedside, Carly thinks she was having a bad dream, and she can’t wait for Morgan to get home to tell him how much she loves him.  Bobbie tells Carly to snap out of it, and that Morgan is not coming home.  Carly rushes downstairs where she sees Sonny’s muddied jacket.  Carly is now allowing herself to let the realization of what happened to Morgan start to set in.

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But later in the saddest moment of the episode, Dante comes to see Carly to hand her Morgan’s cell phone found in the wreckage, only she wants to know details of what happened.  Carly learns Morgan was the victim of a bomb explosion in Julian Jerome’s (William deVry) car.   Carly wants to throw up and needs air.  She starts to give details about how Sonny (Maurice Benard) wanted to seek revenge on Julian, but Dante tells her to stop talking about what she knows, or he will have to lose his brother and arrest his father all on the same night.  Dante is grief-stricken, angry, and beside himself.  While, Carly is trying to cope with the unimaginable – her son killed by a bomb explosion meant for Julian.

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In a heartbreaking turn by Wright, Carly looks all over her house for a charger to plug in Morgan’s broken cell phone, so she can listen to the messages on it.  When she does get the phone connected, she is sitting on the floor listening to the message she left Morgan, and just then Sonny walks in.  Maurice Benard playing Sonny’s pain, understated and in tears, watches as Carly lets him know that she knows that there was a bomb meant for Julian in the car that killed their son.

Chad Duell (Michael) proved once again why he can always bring the drama, when Dante tells Michael that his brother died, and via a bomb explosion.   Michael is wracked with quilt that he didn’t see Morgan spiraling out of control and that he should have paid more attention. When Sonny comes to the police station, Michael is irate and blaming Morgan’s death on Sonny.

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And in another stellar performance Hayley Erin’s Kiki, learned from her mother Ava, that Morgan died.  Kiki can’t breathe. She has been trying to reach Morgan all night and has been worried sick. She is also wracked with quilt over wanting to be with Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) over Morgan.

After she goes to tell Dillon what happened to Morgan, she can’t be with him and gets in the elevator and collapses sobbing.

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And Maura West showed the complexity of Ava, when she runs into Bobbie at the Metro Court. Bobbie confronts Ava and wants to know if she ever loved her grandson.  Ava replies, she did, and adds that Morgan was probably the only person who ever saw any good in her.  She cries.

Finally, Dante alone loses it in the interrogation room at the PCPD. Lulu (Emme Rylan) happens upon the scene, and we are reminded by Dante that when he first came to town Morgan was the first Corinthos he met.  Lulu hugs Dante.  At the end of the episode, Carly holding a picture of Morgan in front of Sonny, smashes it to the ground screaming, “You killed him!”

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Laura Wright, Dominic Zamprogna, Maurice Benard, Hayley Erin, Maura West, and Chad Duell each added to the high intensity of this riveting drama, while the audience gets to see their favorites shine with heavy dramatic material.

So, what did you think of the performances on Wednesday’s episode of GH in the aftermath of Morgan’s death? What moment broke your heart? Share your comments below.

 

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Callie
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Callie

Meanwhile Billy Miller stood there like a statue and once again decided not to emote. Does he even care anymore?

Marie
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Marie

Give him a break maybe its how gh wants him to act you ever think of that instead you come on here with negatively BM is doing great also

Sissy
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Sissy

I agree, I think Billy is doing a great job acting like JASON would act!

Maurice, Maura and Laura are doing an amazing job and breaking my heart.

dmr
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dmr

I’ve never been a fan of Sam and Jason; however, I was a fan of Jake Doe. NuJason is just so boring.

Patrick
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Patrick

Thanks for bringing the distinction…. because Jake Doe was phenomenal… who even remembers that?

If Billy Miller continues to be his version of nuJason… then we are all in wasteland… it’s like wow…. he even makes Sam look better… and that’s a lie

the writing is on the wall… their is absolutely no chemistry between the THREE STARS : Billy Miller / Maurice Benard / Laura Wright

joanne smith
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joanne smith

for the first time, Billy Miller acted like the REAL Jason, his performance until now was so wrong all over the place. the joking, smiling, constant PDA’s were inconsistent with the character of Jason Morgan. i wanted to reach through the tv and shake Billy Miller so often just to tell him, “Jason remembers who he is, why aren’t you acting like Jason?” . perhaps you don’t remember SB as Jason Q….well i do. he was a snooze of a character….so boring. then the writers of that era, made him Jason “M” after the accident and SB was suddenly a… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Joanne, I appreciate much of what you’ve analyzed here. I’m a huge Billy fan and feel that he’s tried to inject some more humanity into Jason. Probably more than the powers that be are looking for. What I don’t get is why an actor of proven talents and audience appeal AND 3 Emmys isn’t allowed more input into his character. I get the feeling he was allowed much more expression on Y&R, hence his real personality and charm AND humanity showed through. I still support him and enjoy his work, I just wish he looked happier. What do you think?

Harry
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Harry

Okay, yes, Spinelli called Steve Burton’s Jason “Stoneface” for a reason. However, Burton was able to emote just using his eyes when hit with a devastating loss. He broke your heart while grieving the loss of loved ones such as Emily, Edward or when Sam’s baby died. Burton showed without telling and yes, he emoted. I happen to be a great fan of Miller’s. He really pulled it in when dealing with his daughter’s death on Y&R–he is capable of breaking our hearts. That said, Miller’s performance was lukewarm and ironically enough, left me cold. I expected more of him… Read more »

JK
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JK

LOVE BILLY MILLER……….NOT IN THIS ROLE………..HOWEVER, I AM SURE HE IS PLAYING THE PART THE WAY GH WANTS HIM TO PLAY THE PART…

Patrick
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Patrick

GH needs to cut their losses… and NOT renew Billy Miller contract… and FIRE Kelly Monaco

let’s see them ride off in to the sunset on their motorcycle…. c’ya

let’s see how much apples and oranges stem

share the wealth and get more diversity… this may be the hour of distraction and relish…

what an opportune time to change … prior to this storyline… of Morgan MIA… I certainly didnt’ read Oscar

Patrick
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Patrick

oy

not just a Debbie downer – I celebrate GH and DAYS

these two shows are far and away better than the top 2 @CBS

Timmm
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Timmm

His contract is up soon, he wants out! He may be “Acting” robotic like “Jason” but he showed no emotions with Michael which is not accurate at all.

su0000
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su0000

Laura Wright (Carly) is a phenomenal actor, she doesn’t get the credit she deserves..
All, the Corinthos are the best of the best actors.

Ok, folks.. remember I said this so I will win the prize..

== Sonny did NOT put or have the bomb put in Julian’s car ==

((( they will never write/have Sonny kill his son )))

Fanny
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Fanny

My feelings exactly su0000, it wasn’t Sonny’s doing!

Tivette
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Tivette

I agree it’s not Sonny…but is it possible that Alexis hired someone in her drunken desperation to get her life back and be rid of Julian?

Patrick
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Patrick

OMG… finally a worthy thought… and HUGE distraction from all the laud going on…. it’s Alexis…. for all the posting I’ve shared on NLG… can she truly beat to a different drum? it’s like come on !!!!! she’s a grown woman… the way she even acts with Sam and Molly…. “are you drinking” she went ballistic and over the top… when Julian came to collect his last box of things if her mob history is that fargone… that she as a lawyer doesn’t recall all the goings on in Port Charles that she hasn’t made peace with her choices and… Read more »

Lisawigg
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Lisawigg

I believe it was Hornsby that tried to kill Julian

dmr
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dmr

Agreed on all ends. It will be another rival family or enemy, one the audience has never heard of and has no emotional ties to.

C
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C

Based on what we know right now, Sonny is responsible. He put out a hit on Julian and it backfired. So what if he tried to call it off, he set this into motion.

That said, of course, we’ll eventually find out that it wasn’t Sonny’s fault after all because the show is always giving him a get out of jail free card. Literally, in the case of AJ’s murder.

Katiebelle
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Katiebelle

I also agree. Sonny wanted an “accident” to take care of Julian. A bomb could not be conceived as an accident, and would automatically make Sonny the obvious perpetrator. It has to be someone else.

aria
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aria

what do you mean she doesn’t get the credit she deserves (laura wright) she’s got an emmy already, should she have an Oscar too?

Rose
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Rose

Su and all…Just curious. Don’t car bombings only take place when the ignition turns on, or they turn the radio on, or open the door, etc? Why would It take several miles of driving Julian’s car for it to blow? On the other hand I don’t think Morgan would set something like this up. But who? So I do have trouble thinking Morgan was in the explosion.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny’s mobster buddy probably has a car bomb app!

Harry
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Harry

I also agree with Suooo. However, it is perfectly fine that Sonny is grappling with guilt–his violent life has come full circle. Let us not forget that Sonny, while in a manic state of confusion, shot Carly in the head just as she was giving birth to Morgan. Morgan was born in a swirl of violence and he allegedly died in a swirl of violence. It’s come full circle–Sonny’s vicious cycles, so I love that he feels guilt. But yes, Sonny has frequently mentioned how Lily’s father killed his own daughter by planting a bomb meant for Sonny. There is… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Harry, I just want to tell you how brilliant your assessment of Steve Burton’s Jason was to Billy Miller’s. Its all in the eyes! Great observation.

Alan
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Alan

Of course Sonny isn’t responsible — even when he IS responsible it’s someone else’s fault (like when he killed AJ and it was all Ava’s fault).

Steve
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Steve

In addition to the fantastic acting, credit must be given for the outstanding writing this week. Having Bobbie interact with Ava and showing the Q reaction were excellent ways to work in the vets.

Haley Erin’s performance highlights how much she has grown as an actress since the low point of Silas’ death. Impressive.

Best GH episode of the year, by far.

Harry
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Harry

Steve, I do agree with you on all counts. I had forgotten to mention Hayley’s (Kiki) performance.
She was also outstanding.

Dan
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Dan

I’m in tears myself after watching today’s episode. Haven’t felt this genuinely emotionally moved about anything on GH since the death of Duke last year. GH always has and still to this day has the best cast in daytime. The quality of the writing comes and goes, has its ups and downs. But this was a case where the writing, the acting, everything came together perfectly. My hats off to Jean & Shelly for a brilliant story. They get crapped on by most of the people that post here, but I like what they’ve done with the show since taking… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I admit I criticize the writing but this week so far the writing has been great. Like you said, the acting and writing came together and it has been brilliant. I am so happy Bobbi was there for Carly. It frustrates me when Bobbi, Monica and Laura are missing when their children need them most. Case in point, Maxie. She could use her mother or Mac right now! And yes, Duke and Griffin would have been magical together!

Harry
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Harry

I agree with you, Dan. GH has really delivered this week. The church scene with Griffin and Sonny served us up some damn fine writing and acting. However, I was frustrated that as Sonny spoke of seeking vengeance and as Griffin reminded him that vengeance is the Lord’s. with the thought that no one sought vengeance for AJ’s death. Sonny murdered AJ in cold blood and got away with it. Also, it’s hard to fathom that Sonny is so dead set on seeking revenge on Julian for killing Duke. He and Duke didn’t actually share this great Bromance like he… Read more »

JMER
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JMER

It has surprisingly been a good week of shows. It seems ever since Anna returned and put Paul in jail, the show has been moving forward after months of transition and a rough summer. I hope all the discussion of morality and killing between Griffin and Sonny is there for a grander reason than just an amazing scene. I really love what Jean & Shelly have done with the show so far. I think it’s taking a lot longer for them to rework the show than most head writers and fans have not been patient enough with them. For whatever… Read more »

Gayle
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Gayle

Great acting! Wonderful performances by all-particularly Chad and Laura! Wow!

Lisa
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Lisa

I just hate the fact that our beloved daytime actors do not receive the credit or respect they deserve from the rest of the television industry for their magnificent performances. Why do the soaps have to be separated out from the “evening” Emmys? Clearly today’s GH episode was a perfect example.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I an so sorry I missed this episode. Sounds like Emmy worthy performances. Definitely will watch today!

Timmm
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Timmm

I think a lot of the time its because of the material that gets the attention is the evil twins or the back from the dead stuff. Even the actors will do talk shows and make fun of all their marriages and murders. The stuff with Morgan’s death is great. Maxie getting BJ’s heart was legendary but it never gets talked about. However, when stars like James Franco, Liz Taylor or Donna Mills do GH, they always walk away impressed with how much work is involved and how talented the daytime actors are.

Marie
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Marie

Gh has outstanding actors that are slaying this s/l they had me in tears since Friday

Tivette
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Tivette

Amazing performances by all the cast…and I think Jason was appropriately being stoic for Sonny and all. Kudos to Maura for showing such a complex series of emotions from fear to self-recriminations to abject horror at the realization of what she’s done and underneath it all, her unrequited love for Morgan. Love the writing and looking forward to all the fallout and who really was responsible. Stellar storyline and acting!

Patrick
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Patrick

NICE !

abject horror at the realization of what she’s done and underneath it all, her unrequited love

so well said…. that’s a lot of REEL…

Maura West

Patrick
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Patrick

the Jerome women have had their lot chock full of recriminations and “crime”

LOL…. oy… all at the expense of the dullard Corinthos

Kiki…. along with mom Ava… RULE

it’s a tour de force acting troupe…. along with the sublime Avery.

I can’t even prop one over the other… I love them both… equal pairing

Kiki and Morgan
Kiki and Dillon

Hayley Erin… you ARE the best

Debbie Amaral
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Debbie Amaral

Best acting as always. Laura should get an
Award for her acting. I cried with her. Dante needs to
Pick a side. Thus oh I might have to arrest my father
Is stupid. Great show.

dmr
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dmr

The keystone cop, Dante, needs to be removed from the case.

Lulu
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Lulu

Dante is a poor police officer ; when his family is involved in incidences , he allows them to go to extremes without intervening.

Marie LePore
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Marie LePore

I think the whole cast is wonderful in their own way, Carly is a fabulous actor…She brought me to tears. Carly made her grief so real, it really tugged at my heart….and at the end, with Sonny breaking down….the ultimate. I love GH and have been watching it for more years than I care to admit to….Love you all!!!!

PennySoap
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PennySoap

This is the stuff that keeps me watching!

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

Days like today remind us that “GH” has some great actors who do fantastic jobs when they actually have good material. More, please. (And I agree: It will turn out the bomb was planted by someone else. Boo.)

Patricio
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Patricio

Really showing their acting chops. The director did a great job with this episode! Watching Sonny telling Carly though the window. We could not hear the words but we didn’t need to. The director made us feel like neighbors or friends who should not be with a couple sharing this Bravo.

Also Ava’s realization through short memories was brilliant , each flashback hurting her deeper. Great work Ms. West.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny, Carly, Dante, Michael, Kiki, and Ava put an acting clinic on! Again, the writers are writing and I once again commend them. It is great stuff. Carly on the floor with Morgan,s cellphone was just heartbreaking. My FAVORITE part is at the end of the scene at the police station, everyone leaves the room except Sonny. He stares for a moment and lets out a big sigh, and CUT! It was perfect. That simple gesture told the audience that Sonny knows that he messed up big time AND his life will never be the same as he tries to… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

The actress that plays Kiki has improved a lot since she first started I don’t have to cringe anymore nice to see someone young realize they need work and really improve.

Timmm
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Timmm

She has. Some criticize her because she cannot cry correctly. Hey look, I’ve seen people who cry look like they are laughing! Give the girl a break! I like her better than Kristen, for sure.

Lulu
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Lulu

I have no sympathy or empathy for Sonny! Reaping what’s sown is a monster even if some fans believe that he didn’t have it done. Maybe , he stopped it in time or maybe not. Sonny’s character has been exonerated from too many crimes; I’m still having problems with his release for A.J.’s murder.

Timmm
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Timmm

Lets talk about Michael. He did forgive Sonny for killing AJ. IF he does the same for Morgan Michael is a weak individual. He should be living with grandma Monica! Sonny should be dead to him, regardless!

Still a fan
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Still a fan

This here is what daytime soaps are all about. Telling great stories and some of the finest acting. This single episode should win many Emmy awards.

Phyliss Wood
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Phyliss Wood

so true.. Timmm.. could not have said it better, but must add Jason/Billy Miller was exceptional as well .. all the actors amazing.. keep it up writers.. thats what our GH writers wait for… Amazing scripts and stories.. thats when the audience can truly watch them shine.. Bravo

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

You know what I love about Laura Wright? It’s that when she has scenes where she is supposed to cry, she really is pouring waterworks on us. Her nose gets so red that you know it’s the real thing. I noticed that about her when she played Cassie on GL and had to show emotion in Richard’s death scenes. I remember how her acting blew me away and it still does to this day. she is one of those actresses who could be doing so much of a bigger thing but she gives us her powerful talent on soaps and… Read more »

Vicki
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Vicki

James, great observations….Laura Wright is amazing.

tony
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tony

I’m sorry but this is tired. They’ve done this story and aftermath with Robin and many others. It’s very easy to play surprise death and trot out the vets. They mishandled Cragi’s character for the entire run. And the fact that Julian’s still around. Terrible.

dmr
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dmr

I agree about Bryan Craig. Wasn’t a fan. The car bomb storyline was done exceptionally well in the 90’s when Lily was in the car, in the “clink boom” episode. Nowadays, it’s rehashed material; however, the actors did a great job with the material (Laura, Maura, and Maurice, especially).

Lulu
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Lulu

You mean that you aren’t upset that Sonny still exists?

robbie
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robbie

It’s a better episode than we’ve seen in a while.

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I have been a Maura West fan since her early days on ATWT. She is the main reason (along with my Y&R faves Billy Miller and Michelle Stafford), I tune on occasion. Billy Miller was wonderful as Billy Abbott, but not being connected to the history of Sam and Jason, I can take or leave the couple and I feel Mr Miller isn’t I into the role the way he was when he was on Y&R. As for Maura West, she gave a flawless performance. The show as a whole was excellent. The cast really gave gut wrenching, heart stopping… Read more »

Sheena Farmer
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Sheena Farmer

Omg it was very sad I cried and cried

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I totally agree, soap Queen forever. But I’m convinced the fault does not lie with Billy, but with the conception of who Jason actually is now. At this point I’d say leave it up to Billy to find his own way. Sometimes when an actor is that creative, he can do a better job fleshing out a character than a writer. He didn’t win 3 Emmys by being an enigma, which seems to be the box they’re trying to write him into. Unless they just don’t want him to be as “adored” as Sonny or some other possibly jealous cast… Read more »

Sherry
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Sherry

I felt really bad for Carly she really loves all of her children & is very protective. Laura Wright gave a stellar performance.

Lulu
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Lulu

Maura was superb!

Daisy
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Daisy

There has been a lot wrong with GH for a long time, but this week has been a shining example of everything RIGHT with GH. This week every episode has been firing on all cylinders with no stop in sight. I agree with posters above, GH has some of the most talented actors in television. And this week their talent has been displayed at every turn. I’ve been mesmerized by the writing, the production, the camera work, and the acting has been outstanding. A shining example of what these talented people are capable of when they get material that challenges… Read more »

Lee Barrick.
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Lee Barrick.

I whole heartily agree they all played their greif excellant. As a mother I lost my daughter over a year ago and felt all those emotions to a tee. The writers and actors really showed how loosing a child is the worst excruciating pain a parent could feel. Also she was bi polar and looked to Maurice as example. Ive been watching GH for 53 years and this episode was. Excellant.

JK
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JK

THESE ACTORS HAVE BEEN GREAT………ALL EMMY WINNING PERFORMANCES!!! THE SHOW HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING -……CONGRATULATIONS GH FOR A WONDERFUL STORY .

Mateo
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Mateo

Standing O to the cast of GH. By far one of the most spectacular and talented casts in the industry. Right now I am still wiping away tears from watching Ava deal with the death of Morgan. Maura West manages to convey so much depth in her portrayals of so many characters. I have followed Maura West everywhere she has been. She is one of the few ladies in daytime who knows how to bring it EACH and EVERY time. The story was just a great story from the time they introduced the concept of Morgan being bipolar. Bryan Craig… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

When sonny told Carly and they both dropped to the floor crying

Patrick
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Patrick

the powerhouse performances are once again weighed on Ava and Kiki

two of the strongest women on the show… with guts character aplomb… to continue carrying the show

even when it seems like they may never get their share of LOVE

stand alone acts

Sissy
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Sissy

Hayley Erin has made a huge improvement since she started as Kiki….great job!! Your hard work is paying off!

Ana Boal
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Ana Boal

Carly was amazing . I love Sunny and feel so sorry for him.
I hope it won’t take months to figure out what Ava did.

Patrick
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Patrick

Laura Wright : APB / STAT to wardrobe

please … if you want to ease on down the road… with character driven

let’s be statuesque…. check your pumps flats or heels

you move like a john deere tractor

is it because you tower over Maurice Benard

you should be able to pivot streamline your bod

take a look at Claudette / and/or Nina back in her Y&R days

before you even open your mouth… you’ve mowed every one down.

Phil
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Phil

Amazing job by all!!!!!

Jason Loves GH
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Jason Loves GH

This episode is definitely Emmy-worthy. I loved it. Laura Wright especially was magnificent! I’d like to also take this time to say kudos to GH for its updated opening credits. I love the new pictures of the cast…especially Finola Hughes! Finally this gorgeous woman has a picture that does her justice. Good job! Lastly, can someone please put the extremely annoying Sam in her place? I’m weary of watching this skank walk into other people’s homes and start ripping them for their misdeeds and shortcomings. Really, I was hoping Elizabeth would bitch slap her out her front door when she… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

So much of this storyline rings hollow for me. As always the biggest problem with the story (and the show in general) for me is the writing for Sonny and Carly. The man is a career criminal whose lifestyle has resulted in his family being hurt time and again (he shot Carly in the head when she was in labor, he shot Dante when he thought he was just an undercover cop and not his own son, Michael was shot in the head as a result of an attempt on Sonny’s life) and Carly has made a career out of… Read more »

John
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John

Brilliant writing,Brilliant performances! I predict Outstanding Lead Actress Category to be dominated by GH actresses !! And this is Domenic Zamprogna year – he is so underrated !!

clb
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clb

GH delivers again. Emmy powerhouse! Congrats to all but will miss Bryan Craig’s character of Morgan.

janeway
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janeway

Wow, this story is really pulling out incredible performances from everyone involved!! But I have to give props again to my fav, Dom Zamprogna. I love that he has material that is getting him some recognition for the talent that he is. Dom moved me with Dante’s quiet intensity and real, raw emotion. I love how Dante tries to be strong for everyone while his heart is breaking, and Dom captures that perfectly. To me the standout scenes were the ones with Dom and the always terrific Laura Wright. Dante and Carly have never been the best of friends but… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

I believe it was Paul Hornsby.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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