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GH Head Scribe Ron Carlivati Reveals Moment Between Bobbie & Felicia Honoring BJ/Maxie Story That Did Not Make It To Air!

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Those who have been watching SOAPnet’s General Hospital 50 year marathon of classic episodes over the 5 decades of the iconic soap,  are still reaching for the hankies and awe-struck by the heartbreaking story of BJ and Maxie!

Today, General Hospital’s Ron Carlivati revealed via his Twitter page, a scene between Jackie Zeman (Bobbie) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia) that did not make it to air that was scripted for the episode where many of the ladies of Port Charles were getting ready in the Metro Court Suite to attend the Nurses’ Ball (Thursday’s episode).

As you will see after the jump, the deleted scene includes Bobbie and Felicia reminiscing about their daughters which concludes with Felicia saying: “Every day I am so grateful for the gift you gave us.”  Bobbie:  You gave us the greatest gift, too. Without Maxie, I wouldn’t have a piece of BJ to hold onto.”    Check it out,  and then let us know if you were touched by it? 

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BeckyZ
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BeckyZ

I can’t believe this didn’t make it on air. It’s too important a piece of GH history to omit. Thanks for sharing so we know what should have been!

Jennelle
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Jennelle

I agree, I can’t believe this didn’t make the cut, just reading it I got teary eyed… It really should have been put in..

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree also!

Scott Paquin
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Scott Paquin

Too bad that this was cut from the scene. It still causes me to tear up!

Kelly
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Kelly

I sure would have been

Tom D.
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Tom D.

Thanks RC sand FV why have such a graceful moment to respect the shows history when we could have so much flash and glamour.

Dinah
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Dinah

They should cut the stupid scenes with Brenda & Carly, to put this scenes in.

gloria
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gloria

NO KIDDING!

Traci
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Traci

I agree this scene should have been in but I’d keep Brenda and Carly and lose every scene with Richard Simmons, he’s the only thing I’m not enjoying from the Nurses Ball

susan M.
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susan M.

Didn’t need the scenes with Richard Simmons they should have been cut down..I think Bobbie & Felicia talking about BJ & Maxie is more important. And
this story is relivant to GH” history……Didn’t like the scenes with Richard Simmons much at all. He was trying to ruin the nurses ball!

aimie
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aimie

HOW ON EARTH DID THIS GET CUT?!?!? love it!

Linda
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Linda

How could you cut out such an important moment that works both now and then, it ties so much together making the years melt away. I remember the scene in the hospital as BJ’s parents said goodbye to their sweet child. One of the most enduring moments of the show!

Gillian
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Gillian

BJ’s death was such an iconic GH moment. I really wish this scene hadn’t been omitted but thank Ron for bringing it to light, if only in the written form. Perhaps they plan to mention this/have a scene similar to this later down the line or further in Maxie’s pregnancy? Just seems too important not to say. With Bobbie & Felicia remaining on the canvas, perhaps the scene is yet to come.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I SO wish that wasn’t cut.

Grace
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Grace

I’m getting weepy just reading the script. I can’t imagine watching the scene. Sorry it had to get cut, but that happens with every episode 🙁 It’s the nature of the beast. A 1 hour TV show has about 16 mins of commercials.

Regardless of the deleted scenes, THANK YOU GH for a fantastic 50th Anniversary!The love and respect being shown to the show, it’s history and the fans is heart warming and SO appreciated. We never thought the Nurses Ball would be back….. THANK YOU #Cartini 🙂

jim
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jim

Sometimes the better stuff gets cut…this shouldve made it in… Maybe its not to late to add it later…maybe Bobbi could help deliver Maxis baby and she and Felicia couldve a similar conversation then?

Tristan
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Tristan

OK, great. Why would he admit to CUTTING an important scene that fans would have preferred over a prolonged Sabrina make-over? Unlike others I have no problem with Patrick and Sabrina, because Kimberly ISN’T coming back — her choice. But…for the 50th, the BJ/Maxie storyline is one of the MOST crucial in GH’s entire history. So, um…why admit — or brag(?) — that you couldn’t fit in this crucial scene referencing that story and get us all annoyed about what was deemed more important than this scene, but actually isn’t. Really bizarre P.R. here!!!!

MARY DITANNA PENDRAK
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MARY DITANNA PENDRAK

SO FAR, THE NURSES BALL IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES OF THE PAST,PRESENT, AND POSSIBLY THE FUTURE COMING UP UNTIL THE NURSES BALL IS DONE FOR NOW, TWO DAYS LEFT? TPTB HAS DONE A GREAT JOB SHARING ALL OF US FANS THROUGH THE 50 YEARS. JUST GLAD THAT I’M STILL ALIVE TO BE ENJOYING THEM AGAIN. CAN’T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW.

Eric
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Eric

I so wish this made it into the final cut!! That would have been a very appropriate, heartfelt conversation & way to pay homage to the BJ storyline that still continues.

Beth CP
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Beth CP

Sad and ironic that the unselfish gift that was BJ’s heart hasn’t transfered to Maxie being unselfishly honest about the baby she’s carrying for her best friend L and her husband D as really being Spinelli’ s. (At least, this is the general consensus that it is his.) And not telling Spinelli that it is his child is also selfish. On another note, despite my annoyance (and yes, I admit anger), with Maxie’s deception, it doesn’t lessen the fact that this scene featuring Felicia and Bobbie, would have been, for myself, much more satisfying to see as it relates to… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I have to agree with you….

especially… since… alll involved…. know…. Lulu can’t carry…. and is relying on “her” “best friend”…. ???

oh Maxie….

can we “blame” her growing up without her parents? i’m grasping to explain Maxies’ immature antics….

thus far… the one saving grace… her telling Frisco… She loves Mac….

and yet… we have Bobbie and Felicia exclaiming how Maxie has blossomed….

Spinelli as the “father”… has a right to know…

maybe… as some fans have thought…. could Brit have lied to Maxie… ? and once again… Maxie is on the lam… and again… unacountable for her actions….

Julie
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Julie

Would have made me cry! You should have kept it in. And please send Frisco packing!

Dean_Morgan
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Dean_Morgan

I have been thoroughly enjoying GH for months. Ron and Frank bring characters with rich history back into the fold and feature them in new situations, interacting with new characters. Previous regimes have ignored core characters and featured many new faces. Ron & Frank did the same thing on OLTL. Every soap should take note. 🙂

Danielle
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Danielle

BJ was mention in the scene, but not what was cut and that would of been great too.

Tim
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Tim

The scenes between Bobbie and Felicia would have been preferable to the tasteless Mr Muggles.

su0000
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su0000

No big deal..
I think RC released it to watch all the complainers BWM (bitch whine & moan 🙂

All the happenings of the past 50 years can not be put in a 36 minute show, but at the least we were able to remember it by RC bringing that to us, even if in writing. ..

I think all that has been brought to us has been awesome and I loved the flashbacks, the vets, the memories and the heartfelt moments, and more to come Monday..

jim
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jim

Maybe in the future it would be best not to mention whats been cut from any show.

louisa
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louisa

I would have cut all the Sabrina scenes and Brenda throwing food. Sometimes there is a reason to bitch, whine and moan.

Are they listening though? That is the question. Thankfully Connie/Kate seems to be gone, so I think they do hear the viewers.

Avidreader72
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Avidreader72

I cannot imagine why this was cut! Surely not in favor of Spinelli’s song and dance routine (She blinded me with science), or even Max the ventriloquist (Sp?) hurling insults at Frisco, which I think was silly and so out of character for Max, at least in my opinion.

heidi
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heidi

Would love to have seen this! Thanks Ron!

Teelee
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Teelee

This should have been left in, especially since the actual episode played both weekends in the marathon, and i cried both times. I sobbed so heavy when it first aired.. Maybe a full length internet episode could be made and air for us fan and they could include all the deleted scenes!! How about TPTB????

Signed a G H fan since 1979

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I certainly understand why longtime viewers of the show might be upset this reference was not put into the show, but to be honest, as a newbie- I would not have any idea what they were talking about. And perhaps that is why it didn’t make the cut in favor for scenes that were either about present day Port Charles, or scenes where in the dialogue a newer fan could learn the history of the characters during the conversation. However I thought it was classy that the writer shared it in this format, obviously he wanted long time fans to… Read more »

Fran
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Fran

That would have been amazing. I wonder if RC has a say of what gets kept and what gets cut from his scripts. If he doesn’t than I think him posting this was his way of sharing a beautiful scene that the writers wanted to give us but got edited out somewhere down the line.

Patrick
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Patrick

“Good Lord”….. reading that setting the scene and heartfelt, “moment”… with 2 ladies…

Bobbie and Felicia…. woah…. that’s Tears… major emotion.

They lock eyes… Welling…

“heartfelt embrace”

Felicia to Bobbi…. “everyday” I’m Thankful….

geez! that’s it….

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we get to see Bobbi and Felicia

Patrick
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Patrick

I mean…. i’m glad we have bobbie and felicia for what time we have…

and that means… they deserve so much more airtime.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

they should have replaced this scene with the non-sense Saboring.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I do not want this anniversary to end! Such excitement! Seeing clips, past episodes, and nods to hostiry has brought back so much in my memory. These characters are like family and they bring forth people, visions, times from my life as I take the trip down memory lane.

What is wonderful about soaps is that they allow us to revisit “family” when real life cannot. I do pray many of these actors and characters do not fade as GH moves into Year 51 and beyond.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon
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Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

I too would have preferred to have seen this scene and the one that was shot but never aired between Bobbie and Lucy than see Brenda and Carly act like children at the Nurse’s Ball. First of all, I had a hard time believing that Brenda, one of Robin’s best friends, would be so disrespectful. It would have been more believable coming from Carly. Loved however the pictures of Jessie and Amy that they showed at the beginning of the ball.

The_HugoBoss
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The_HugoBoss

Why is everyone acting like they just killed off all of the major characters from the show. When it comes to editing and flow of the show, many times shows as well as feature films have to cut some really nice moments. Especially if the one moment doesn’t really evolve into longer scene or carry another storyline. It WAS a great moment. And apparently Ron thought it was great enough to post it do we could see it even if it didn’t make it to air. Maybe some people should look up the definition of “fans” or “supporters”. GH has… Read more »

janet
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janet

I am very disappointed in the fact that they didn’t air this. That would have shown the history of the show. I think even the newbies who haven’t watched this show for years have heard about the heart transplant. Or they have been living under a rock. I love Mac but I tuned out the mr mumbles marbles and what he had to say. What were tptb thinking.. all this Brenda garbage and I like Brenda. enough. That’s 3 for 3 they dumped and that was a mistake. Are the suits at it again? Wake up FrankenRon, the fans think… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

well, I did see bits on the 20/20 show – from the old BJ/Maxie storyline. I d didn’t feel slighted… the scene especially where Felicia had just found out that the heart Maxie was getting was BJ’s realizing that BJ had died… as she wailed and slid to the floor in the hospital hallway… breaks my heart anytime I see it!

Jim
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Jim

At least they still had Bobbie touching Maxie’s heart and mentioning BJ. That wasn’t forgotten. The longer scene about it would have been great too.

Sylvia
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Sylvia

Who is the designer for Maxie dress for the ball?

Diane
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Diane

All the scenes with Richard Simmons were stupid and unnecessary! This scene should have been included!

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Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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