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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!



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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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!

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..

I agree also!

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

I sure would have been

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

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


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

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!


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!

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.

I SO wish that wasn’t cut.

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 🙂

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?

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!!!!


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.

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 one of GH’s greatest, most touching stories ever. I would take this angle over the, yes , I’ll say it, juvenile scenario that has been Sabrina and 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….

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

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. 🙂

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

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

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..

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

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.

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.

Would love to have seen this! Thanks Ron!

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

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 know he didn’t forget that bit of history, so perhaps if there is ever a DVD copy of these anniversary shows they might include the scene in that.

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.

“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….


we get to see Bobbi and Felicia

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

and that means… they deserve so much more airtime.

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

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.

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.

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 been getting great ratings and major Primetime publicity. They’ve brought bak fan favorites, the nurses ball, fixed some wrongs made by previous writing teams…..damn, cut one scene and STILL post it for fans to see, knowing they’d appreciate it and instead of being happy to see something so sweet, they get turned on. lol.

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 you are doing a great job. They could have taken out the whole red carpet bull and written some more like this. Why a red carpet this wasn’t the emmys or Oscars! More entertainment on stage less bull. Starr could have been a guest singing under the name of Kirsten Alderson. Steven webber entertains, why were these people gone before the show. I was hoping B.Barash would sing and play the piano, what do we get Sonny ,Brenda and Carley acting like idiots. Molly has sung on the show. Guess I should shut up at least we got some semblance of the ball.

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!

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.

Who is the designer for Maxie dress for the ball?

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

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Kimberly McCullough Shares Remembrance of the Late TV Legend Norman Lear on the Set of ‘One Day At a Time’

Television legend, Norman Lear passed away on Wednesday at the age of 101 years old. The comedy genius who created, wrote and produced some of the greatest sitcoms of all time died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Lear’s body of work included: All in the Family, One Day at a Time, Maude, The Jeffersons and Good Times, Sanford & Son, plus the soapy, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

General Hospital’s beloved Kimberly McCullough (Robin) has been working as a director in the television industry for years now and upon learning the news of Lear’s passing, shared a very touching moment via her Instagram that stayed with her through her directorial career. McCullough had been a director on the reboot of One Day at a Time that featured EGOT winner, Rita Moreno.

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McCullough expressed: “My hat goes off to your, sir Norman. What a wonderful life you lived. In my very first directing job, only 6 weeks after having a baby, I was feeling fragile and not quite ready to get back to work. On the set of One Day At A Time, you squeezed my chin and said ‘Look at you! A baby directing our show.’ It wasn’t condescending at all. In fact you seemed thrilled by how far we’d come in the industry, giving young women a seat at the table. I replied, ‘I’m not a baby. I just had a baby.”‘

McCullough added: “You gave me nod of approval saying, ‘Even better. You let me know if you need anything.’ That meant the world to me. Thank you for your service of the television industry, of our country and being a stand up human. #ripnormanlear”

In a previous post pictured with Norman Lear, Kimberly shared: “Thank you changing the world with your storytelling. Honored to say I’ve been able to work with you. One time I heard you say “but where is the HEART of the story?” I have a feeling you’ve asked that question a lot…”

The Lear family also put out this statement on the death of the iconic TV genius: “Thank you for the moving outpouring of love and support in honor of our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather,” the Lear family said in a statement. “Norman lived a life of creativity, tenacity, and empathy. He deeply loved our country and spent a lifetime helping to preserve its founding ideals of justice and equality for all. Knowing and loving him has been the greatest of gifts. We ask for your understanding as we mourn privately in celebration of this remarkable human being.”

Tonight, across all network television, an in memoriam card will air at 8PM ET/PT to pay tribute to Lear and acknowledging his influence in the medium.

Share your thoughts on Kimberly’s touching tribute to Norman Lear and the passing of the TV legend via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What are Your First Impressions of Charles Mesure as ‘Mr. Brennan’?

There’s a new villain in town and things are about to get turned upside down for Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) as General Hospital circles back around to the looming mysterious ‘Pikeman’ story and who was the target of the shooting at the Metro Court that put Curtis in a wheelchair.

Last Friday, and into yesterday’s Tuesday, December 5th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, viewers were introduced to “Mr. Brennan” who has to turn out to be the dastardly “Pikeman.”

If his portrayer looks familiar, actor Charles Mesure has appeared in numerous television series and film roles including: Once Upon a Time, CastleThe MentalistDesperate HousewivesBones and more. Mesure is also British-born, but moved to Australia when he was younger, accounting for the fabulous accent “Mr Brennan” has on GH.


In story on GH, as Sonny was telling “Mr. Brennan’s” minion, Hume that he would no longer run Pikeman’s shipments through his territory, the guy showed up at Kelly’s Diner with an ominous message for Carly (Laura Wright), although she doesn’t know it.

On Tuesday, in his room at the Metro Court, Brennan is upset that Sonny won’t work with him and tells Hume he plans to stay in Port Charles to make sure the shipments to Canada are ready to go. We also learn that apparently the head of the WSB has taken a leave of absence. Brennan reveals that being the director has its benefits. He then says he got rid of Frisco and he can work remotely and now things are falling into place.

Hume asks Brennan who the intended target is in all of this, and he says both Sonny and Anna. “Brennan’s” goal is to force Sonny’s hand to continue the shipments and more. Meanwhile, Curtis on the case as to who is behind his shooting and more.

So, what has been your impressions thus far of GH’s newest baddie as played by Charles Mesure? Let us know in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase Proposes to Brook Lynn; Kristina and Blaze Share a Kiss

Finally, many GH viewers got their wish, when on the Monday, December 4th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Chase (Josh Swickard) got down on one knee (a few times) and proposed to Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton).

At first, Brook Lynn balked at his attempt as she believed Gloria (Ellen Travolta) and Lois (Rena Sofer) were pressuring him to do so. When she tells Chase marriage is off the table he pulls out an engagement ring. Chase reveals he was planning on proposing at Christmas, so he had the ring ready to go. A romantic Chase shares that he doesn’t want to waste one more day as he clearly knows what matters now … her!  With that, Chase gets back down on his knees and proposes again, and this time Brook Lynn says, “yes!” The two seal the deal with a kiss!

Molly (Kristen Vaganos) breaks the news to TJ (Tajh Bellow), that she now wants to accept her sister, Kristina’s (Kate Mansi) offer to be their surrogate, after all the failures they have been through in trying to find a candidate that will stick.  While TJ voices his concerns, he eventually comes around and tells Molly, “Let’s have a baby,” and now seems excited about the prospect of Kristina being the answer to their prayers. They seal the deal with a kiss!

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Kristina and Blaze (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) get together with a bottle of champagne, since Blaze’s latest song just hit number one on the charts. During their conversation, Kristina asks what is Blaze’s real name? She reveals it’s “Alison”.


Later, Kristina opens up about her past and her abusive relationship with Keifer, her short marriage to Trey and then how she went away to college and fell for her professor Parker Forsythe (formerly Ashley Jones).  She then reveals Parker went back to her ex. However, Kristina’s takeaway was she realized she was clearly into women. That leaves the moment open for Blaze to make a move on Kristina and the two share a kiss.

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So, three kisses moved the stories forward on this episode of GH. Which are you most happy about? Chase and Brook Lynn getting engaged? GH moving forward with a same-sex romance for Kristina and Blaze, or TJ and Molly coming together to agree to let Kristina be their surrogate? Three kisses, three different stories.  Let us know via the comment section below.

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