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GH Executive Producer Frank Valentini Nurses' Ball Preview: Liz Pulled Back Into Jason's World And Orbit & Is A Carly/Ava Catfight On The Way?

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It’s Nurses’ Ball time, ya’ll! So get your tuxedos and your glam dresses out and get ready for the dramatic, singing and dancing spring spectacular which has become a staple of General Hospital!

On Monday, series and Emmy-award winning executive producer, Frank Valentini previewed for TV Line, a few plot points that will spill over into the Nurses’ Ball festivities! Chief among them:  “Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst) burgeoning feelings for Franco (Roger Howarth)”.  Yup, seems those feelings and the conflict between Franco and Liz’s ex-Jason (Billy Miller) will be a major point.  According to Valentini: “That conflict pulls Liz back into Jason’s life and his world.”

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Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is in full tilt Carly-mode and ready to bring down Ava (Maura West) once and for all, and the mob gal’s attempts to have baby Avery all to herself!  Valentini teases: “Carly will get into it with Ava in a big way!” When asked if there might be a catfight on the way … the EP says, “You just might. The tension’s been boiling, so it’ll be fun to watch them square off.”

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And there are still several other key plot points: Will they, or won’t they say their “I do’s”?  That is the question on Brucas (Ryan Carnes and Parry Shen) fans minds.  With reports that things don’t look so good for the duo when incidents tear them apart on Nurses’ Ball night, will they find a way back to each other in time?

And then there is Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and Hayden (Rebecca Budig), who right now are out to destroy each other!  Will one of them finally succeed with dire consequences for the other?  

So, would you like to see Franco and Liz try to have a relationship?  Do you think Jason and Liz will truly get back together, especially now that he remembers everything of his past?

Do you hope Carly and Ava duke it out?  What do you hope happens for all these storypoint this week on GH?  Share your theories and thoughts in the comment section below!

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Does Jace remember he is a Q and once wanted to be a doc?…..not an exciting show but not too bad…still has some good moments…wish tptb thought of something new for the nurse’s ball instead of the same strippy number but i digress…just happy there is still soaps in a rather bland daytime!!!

Karen
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Karen

DO NOT want to see Liz with Franco! Always loved Liz and Jason but can be realistic about that. How about Liz and Fr. Munro!

Melissa
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Melissa

Yeah, I think I like Franco and Liz as friends better. But Liz should kick Jason to the curb. Wouldn’t mind her with Munro!

Harry
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Harry

Yes, I third that emotion. Do not want to see Dizzy Miss Lizzy pulled back into Jason’s orbit anymore than I want her to be pulled into a relationship with the totally screwed up Franco. To me, both Jason and Franco are totally depressing.
Dr. Munro works for me.

Susan
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Susan

I hate the idea of Franco and Liz. Franco is not real for me — somewhat of a joke. I love the idea of Liz and Fr. Munro!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I thought priests were to remain celibate??? Not marry? How can Munro have a relationship with Liz or anyone else???

Shannon McJet
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Shannon McJet

Liz haven’t had any real chemistry/connection with anymore since Lucky!Unless its her and her hubby whining about Jiz, there is no reason why GH keep sitting her in JaSam orbit!Many couples on GH, but Liz is the only leech!Detach Liz and see what she can do on her on without all those babies daddies to keep her in a storyline!If shse cannot do any more than she need to keep stepping!That slap mess have gotten real old,people will cut you know!As for her and Franco, looks like a total weird looking couple after Franco have had Nina!

jacque
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jacque

it would be a shame if “Liz returned” just to be put into another disaster relationship.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

ITA! I love the chemistry with Rebecca and Billy, but not if she’s just gonna be “angst” for Jasam. Cannot stand the idea of her with Franco (can’t stand Franco!). Besides Billy Miller, she has the best chemistry with Tyler Christopher (of the men currently on the show).

I love gh
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I love gh

They need to recast Lucky, maybe Brian Presley.

Janet Byrnes
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Janet Byrnes

Why should there be tension between Carly/Ava .The baby is not Carly’s . MYOB Carly, and go find your own kids. You have a daughter no one ever sees, have her locked in the cellar have you.Carly is mother of the year, her husband tried to kill her ex he tried to kill Averys mother, he killed Michaels father, his son is in the nut house trying to be his dad.Michael has been in nothing but danger because Alexis filed coerced adoption papers, so carly could have Sonny be the father. Just writing this made me remember No more GH… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

The Corinthos-your typical all-American family…lol

Melissa
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Melissa

I find Carly cloying, self-righteous and annoying. Ava is just the same manipulative witch in every situation. It’s the same old records being played over and over again. Not interesting.

Harry
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Harry

I just hate child custody battle stories to be boring, redundant and depressing. Add Sonny, Ava and Carly into the mix and the aforementioned because mind blowing stupid and dull.
Please…..don’t. No one cares and in reality neither the murdering Sonny or the murderess Ava deserves to have that beautiful child.

Celia
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Celia

Right, you are….beside the fact that the expression “cat fight” de-womanizes any female. And, is sooo passé, to say the least.
However, I must admit I cannot resist watching Maura West in feline mode. Her soft, but stinging purr does hit right between the eyes. Just as one of her icy-hot stares can freeze hell.

Timmm
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Timmm

Frank, you have said NOTHING we already know!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

You think a Liz and Finn pairing would work…i did like them in scene today!11

Timmm
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Timmm

Maybe if Finn stays on. We dont know what kind of contract Michael signed?

Fanny
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Fanny

Now that Nashville is officially over…Frank V. should offer Jonathan J.
(Lucky) a permanent position on GH… Similar to the one EP JFPgave
Steve Burton, working 2 weeks on, getting 2 weeks off so he could be
with his family in Tennessee. Everyone is working less on soaps these
days …get rid of the dead weight, once & for all and Get the best for GH!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi Fanny…I’m holding out hope that Nashville will be picked up by another network. There are a several petitions going around and the producers are shopping the show to other possibilities including Hulu and CMt. So as much as I love JJ as Lucky, right now I’m rooting for him to continue on as Avery…

Timmm
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Timmm

1000 percent behind you Fanny! Remember, GH wouldnt do that deal with Steve so he “Retired!” Y&R did the deal and he had Jill Phelps in his corner there. But your right, the business has changed and so have some of the people at GH, so maybe? Dead Weight: Sabrina, Nathan, Jordan, Dante, TJ, Michael, Morgan and mooching black guy who hangs with Hayden! I like the new people who can add to the show and they are Finn, Griff, and Amy. I thought that girl who hung with Morgan, former Miss USA, might have been good to ass to… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

You will never convince me in a million years SB had the job lined up with JFP when he left GH !

k/kay
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k/kay

I mean he knew he was going over to Y&R ! Also how long are we going to endure Billy Miller grinding his teeth and mumbling I wish Franco would have knocked him on his backside and I am not even a fan of Franco though I have to admit his picking up Liz well sorry they work well together I mean you can actually understand them when they talk! Refreshing indeed!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Rebecca…If Nashville is brought back by popular demand on a
competing network, FANTASTIC…still believe JJ could juggle both
shows, including his band and restaurant w/ partner Steve B. Strike
while the iron is HOT!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Timmm…Everthing you said and a cherry on top❗️

Fanny
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Fanny

@k/kay…completely agree about Billy M….In my opinion
he’s too laid back, comes across as being bored… I won’t
pretend to be pleased with his portrayal of “Jason” since
he doesn’t try to convince us he’s happy in the role.

Tae
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Tae

Ava needs better material at least with Ron she had juicy work Maura West is the best actress on GH she needs juicy and better material the way Jean and Shelly are writing for her is a mess. Jean should know better she wrote for her at ATWT. Maura needs Emmy material under Shelly n Jean she has none, tired of Carly being Carly same material as always

Anthony
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Anthony

Tae – agree with you all around. Maura West is wonderful, and was more wonderful under Ron C. Hope Ava is given her baby as is right. And if there is a hair-pulling scene, hope Ava kicks a$$. Never liked Carly.

Tae
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Tae

Anthony yess ur right Ron loved Maura he knew her strengths but I’m shock because Jean wrote for her on ATWT so I’m just lost.. And yes I hope Ava destroys Carly!
I wouldn’t mind taking Ava back to the beginning her mob life and killing lol

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Although Jean certainly wrote for Maura on ATWT, whether she wrote for her WELL is open to debate and discussion.

k/kay
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k/kay

By the way Michelle Stafford said in an interview she really pushed to have Greg Vaughn come back as /Lucky you will never convince me that Lucky Spencer would abandon his boys that was just TG thinking only JJ could play him. Greg Vaughn did a great job with the drug story and he is not bad on the eyes I would love it if we found out Jake was indeed Lucky’s after all. Liz needs to be out of Jason’s orbit. Sam is bettered suited for him t hey can compare Smith&Wessons that’s how boring they are!

Timmm
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Timmm

k, JJ was THE only Lucky who could play opposite Luke. Thats the way the TWO of them wanted it anyway. BUT, Tony is gone and JJ is making music. I have NO problem bringing back Greg. He is a rarity on daytime, he actually was a recast to a major character and did a fantastic job! He is handsome, smart and can act. Yeah, bring him back. His mother and sister are in town and Lucky could take over that god awful police department!

MissySnow
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MissySnow

Lucky in any form needs to stay gone, like forever, because Elizabeth already has three kids and has to deal with Franco and Jason’s nonsense!

k/kay
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k/kay

Doesnt matter GV had a gig with Oprah I just thought he did a great job as an adult Lucky ! Anad I loved JJ as a kid looked like he had a promising career in movies then it went south but he has his band investments etc! Move o

Harry
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Harry

Kay–I am agreeing with all your posts. Yes, GV did an amazing job playing an adult Lucky and he nailed the role of a struggling addict. I love JJ but damn it, GV did an amazing job too.
And yes, loved Miller as Billy Abbott and was really rooting for him to succeed as a Jason recast. Alas, it is not working anymore than it is working for Roger as Franco.
And Michelle Stafford continues to give me the creeps as Nina.

MissySnow
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MissySnow

@k/kay, Yes, GV did a great job with the drug story and he looked the part as Cam and Jake’s father, but the dude was way too old to play Lucky Spencer! GV could have come on as a Spencer cousin or even one of Jimmy Lee Holt’s hot sons!

Mateo
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Mateo

What astounds me are the people who want Liz to be the same woman she always is and they don’t want Carly to be Carly. SMH!!! A Carly/Ava fight has been a long time in coming. I agree with the point about Ava being under utilized in an exciting story. Maura West is daytime royalty if not the queen herself. Please think of something worth her talent. Ron Carlivati loved Maura West and wrote for her. Which was good because she could produce. I will never knock GH for the stories they present because quite frankly they are the ONLY… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I would have Heather on a work release program at Kellys. Pay her in BLT’s! But seriously, she is such a juicy character that would be in EVERYONE’S business. Maybe she can slip some rat poison into Sabrina’s sandwich!

Shay
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Shay

Oooooh…..I LOVE that idea, Timmmbo! It would save me the effort of assiduously avoiding the Sabs centric episodes that have once again begun now that she and her offspring, “Eduardo Rivera” have been imposed upon the GH canvas.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Timmmbo and Shaybelle,
I love the Heather idea!!!!! But, I’ve always liked Sabrina, albeit I agree that I have a hard time understanding why the character is necessary.
And, what nonsense is this? Naming a non-Quartermaine Edward? There are at least three Q male scions who will be able to procreate, yes?
Nonetheless, Shay, ma belle….it was just a matter of time before Sabrina returned. What storyline will be attached to her now after all the Carlos/baby drama? Perhaps the baby is Michael’s afterall? Oh, my, Shay….be still YOUR heart!! LOL.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Carly is an honest woman? Yikes!

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

How about a lesbian relationship for Liz. Bring Parker and her wife-the doctor to GH. Have them break up because of Parker’s interest in Kristina. Her wife can then become friends with Liz and things slowly and realistically take off from there. Let’s face it Liz has no luck with men and if Parker’s wife is as attracrive as Parker is than Becky will produce the chemistry. She can have chemistry with a head of lettuce. RH is amazing and has the acting chops to pull off the authenticity of the sl. Let’s bring GH into 2016 and have it… Read more »

Tracy
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Tracy

I can’t help it, I always get a kick out of the Nurse’s Ball, and except for the Nikolas and Hayden story, I’m interested again this year. I think, now that Jason has his memories back, he’ll have to be affected by the history he and Elizabeth have shared. No way in heck do I want them back together, but I’m kind of anticipating some sort of acknowledgment of that history from him, and some concern that she be safe. Yep, she did him wrong, but hopefully now he’ll be able to put it into a more understandable context. I’ve… Read more »

Bobbie
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Bobbie

Hi….No to Liason, but yes to Lianco!!!

Bobbie
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Bobbie

Do have to say more excitement in Ava and Carly’s storylines!!! Ava has become back burner and that’s too bad
Also, re: Roger
He, too, needs strong material! He was huge on OLTL after all got through initially hating him, they loved him. You have a strong, funny, versatile talent….don’t waste it! JS

Jeanne Meurer
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Jeanne Meurer

NO, I dont want to see our beloved Liz with Franco. Liz has always belonged with Jason. He wanted to be with her too. I would be forever indebted to GH, is they would give Liz and Jason 1 beautiful loving year with no one interfering in their love life. Liason is the most wonderful part of watching GH. Nothing else comes close. Not Carly,Sonny, Franco etc. I would also love wonderful Nicholas Cassadine to get someone worthy of his talents. NOFranco, not now, not EVER! Please, for once in your writers’ lives, please give the Liason fans what they… Read more »

Barbara
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Barbara

I love Liz and Jason but I really don’t want them to put Liz back in Jason’s orbit if she’s just gonna be there as angst for Jasam or to use Liz as a pawn in the Jason/Franco feud. If they really want to give her a love interest, put her with Griffin.

su0000
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su0000

So== where is the excitement?
it all seems very predictable.
I keep hoping that GH will become exciting, once again.

looking forward to the actors dance & song performances.

Brett
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Brett

The excitement disappeared the minute Jean and Shelley took over, just like it did when they took over y&r and the other soaps before…

GGfipp
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GGfipp

I am rooting for Jason &Elizabeth to find their way back to each other. Their connection &love for each other couldn’t be broken. Liz felt it the moment he was brought in the ER she didn’t leave his side. He felt it the moment he saw her he remembered her name they were drawn to each other. Beautiful love story and how they were drawn to each other all that love amnesia couldn’t break that bond. This all happened long before Liz found out who he was.Long overdue to see Jason remember all of this and see all the past… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I agree that Jason & Elizabeth are MUCH more romantic than Jason&Sam, but I am SO SICK of the endless ship war! I want Liz to find lasting happiness. And she can’t as long as GH thinks Jason needs to keep waffling between her and Sam forever (so they don’t lose Liason fans, I’m thinking, but how can Liason fans even be happy if Liz & Jason are gonna get 6 months of happiness and then he bounces back to Sam?! Time and time again!) As long as KM is there, GH is going to keep pairing Sam with Jason… Read more »

Prairiepatchwork
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Prairiepatchwork

Jason and liz always…

Jen
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Jen

I’d ultimately like to see Jason and Elizabeth brought back together. I love their chemistry. Billy Miller and Rebecca Herbst are a fantastic acting duo and chemistry like that should be capitalized on, not squandered. Having said the above, I don’t want to see Elizabeth being stuck in limbo. I want to see a powerful story that showcases Elizabeth as the strong, kind woman who has survived obstacle after obstacle in her life. Meanwhile, I want to see Jason remember all of his life, including his life as Jason Quartermaine. I would love to see those memories return and see… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

Rebecca has chemnwith everyone! I loved old Liz and Jason. This new Jason is not really the old Jason but he and Liz have tons of chemistry. I really do not like him with Sam. I am like others if they are just trying to give Jasam angst. Leave it alone. As far as Franco and Liz-I think they should have made RH SLW-.Nothing romantic. I also thought Finn and Liz scenes were cute. But I felt nothing romantic. GH needs better stories. We have been on repeat for way too long. Would love to see Liz maybe get Rich,… Read more »

Rachel
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Rachel

I for one luv JaSam and know I’m not the only one! Seems some people forgotten that when Jason supposedly had died he was and is married to Sam not Elizabeth! When he came back he was on his way home to his wife Sam before he got hit by a car and landed him in the hospital and woke up with no memory, had he still had his memories he would have wanted his wife Sam there not Elizabeth! Elizabeth needs to grow up and be a woman and find someone else to pawn herself on! Leave JaSam alone!

Laura
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Laura

No, I’m over Liz and rinse and repeat story line with Jason. Time for Lucky to come back and make it clear that Jake is Lucky…..why else would Helena take him? All of us long time viewers know that Helena has a thing for the Spencers. Liz needs to grow up and stop chasing married/ taken men. I’m ok with Liz and Franco but both of them need to stay out of Jason’s orbit and he needs to stay out of theirs as well.

Brett
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Brett

I can’t look forward to the nurses ball knowing Lucas is going to die, Jean and Shelley suck, really struggling to stay with this show since those hacks took over.

Rodd
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Rodd

I don’t know if it’s just me, but when BM is in scenes with anyone other than KM I can actually understand what he’s saying. So for that reason and the fact that I find Jason and Sam boring, I wouldn’t mind seeing him paired with anyone else; not just Liz. Jason and Liz were interesting when they were together but I just don’t know how you bring them back together after what she did to him. Liz has developed and grown. Why would she even want Jason back? In the few scene they’ve been in together, he seems to… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Rodd, it’s not just you. Kelly Monaco tends to mumble and it seems to make Billy Miller mumble back

Timmm
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Timmm

Billy has probably asked Kelly to marry him but she didnt understand his question and or he didnt understand her answer!

Celia
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Celia

I agree with everything you emphasized, Rodd….great post.
Just one thing…Roman Catholic priests are never to engage in marriage or sexual relationships. They do take a vow of celibacy. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and neither are its inhabitants. LOL.
Thus, Griffin may ‘disrobe’ from those heavenly vestments. It has happened throughout the ages.

megan
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megan

Liz and franco, I am there for that. I have no problems with angst with Jason over Franco, as long as it doesn’t have Liz mooning over Jason again. She is much more interesting with Franco, she needs a dynamic screen partner. That is not Griffn, or Jason at this stage.

Shneia
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Shneia

Getting sick and tired of going back and forth with Jason and Sam, and Jason and Liz. Liz kept this man from his family and shouldn’t be anywhere in his realm. At this point just let all three of them go their separate ways and be done with it.

john
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john

This show sucks!l! Niz is once again teased then screwed over. Putting Liz with Franco to get a rise out of Jason. Franco loves Nina and shouldn’t be around the child he kidnapped. Don’t want to go down that Liason rabbit hole again and that goes for LL2

Diane
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Diane

I don’t want to see Lizzy and Jason ,back together,he and Sam are great together and Sam has waited too long to have him back,Liz can be with Nicholas,they have great chemistry,get rid of Hayden,and shell yea,I want Carly to give Ava what she deserves,and I could car if Brad and Lucas get married,no punt intended,and get Obreit off the show she me sick.

Phil
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Phil

I really don’t want the red carpet to end… Nina is the highlight of this episode!

cooks7570
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cooks7570

Ava needs to be with her daughter more than Carly needs to be with Avery. Sonny and Ava need to be sharing custody of Avery. if Carly kicks Ava’s butt then Ava should kick Carly butt. Dante stay can stay, he just needs a new pairing. I just find Dante dull and boring these days. I find all the couples dull and boring.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol Fanny! That’d be a lot of juggling for Jonathan, particularly because he’s got a wife and kids. Never say never… but I do like the way you think! 🙂

General Hospital

Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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