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GH Preview – Week of August 13, 2018

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This week on General Hospital, Griffin (Matt Cohen) is about to spill the beans that he had sex with Ava’s (Maura West) daughter, Kiki (Hayley Erin) during Kiki’s sexual harassment trial against Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).  Now that Ava knows the truth about their tryst, what will she do to the man she loves and her daughter?   And the verdict will also come down on who won the case Bensch or Kiki?

Then, Robert (Tristan Rogers) enlists Jason (Steve Burton) to help track down Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton).  How will these two unlikely allies get along? Can they work together to find the duo before it’s too late?

Check out these teasers below for this week’s GH. Then let us know what storyline you are most interested in seeing play out via the comment section below 

MONDAY AUGUST 13

Scott apologizes.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14  

Kiki is on edge.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15

Sonny gets an unexpected visit.  

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

Michael’s emotions get the best of him.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Alexis gets terrible news.

 

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Violet Lemm
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Finally, a little payback for Ava, although it wasn’t done intentionally.
Even if Kiki slept with Griffen or anyone else of HER choice, what does that have too do with being sexually harassed by someone like Benche?

Jimh
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Jimh

I quess its karma but it also proves Kiki is just as bad as the mamma who raised her…Griffen the ex priest…of course!!!

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Jimmy….I think Kiki is a good person who had too much to drink to “escape” the hirtors of one Dr. Bunch-of-perversion. Ratz!!
Griffin, on the other hand, I think, has been a fake since the beginning…..
What I mean is, he kept using the name of God and Christ, and the Catholic Church as an excuse! Sacrilegious!!
Ava has pegged him right—-bullseye!!
❤️

Jimh
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Jimh

Maybe this will lead to Kiki finding out Ava isnt her momma

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jimh, Sorry, but in no way is Kiki like her mother. Did you not see the night in question? They were both drunk, and were not just giving in to their selfish urges as Ava and Morgan did, with no regard or loyalty to Kiki, and more than once, also with Ava posing as Denise DeMuccio, I think was the name she used, for her fake cousin.

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Poor Ava. I want her to be happy. Griffin and baby Avery makes three. I just want Ava to walk away from the Carly/blanket fiasco without being discovered. Enough of Sonny and Carly having the upper hand with her. Glad she helped make Carly pay. Now let it be and let Ava keep her child. Will Griffin come clean on the stand? Dilemma. He was able to stand by the oath of telling the truth when he wasn’t directly asked if he and Kiki had sex. But once Alexis wanted verification that he and Kiki never had sex he’s going… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I realize Ava is ballistic, but to tank a legitimate harassment case due to the “woman scorned” reflex is unconscionable even for her. Says more about Ava than the cheating does about Kiki or Dr. Happy Pants. And of course it means more of the furrowed brow/worried and afraid look pasted on Griffin’s lovely face. And does anyone else think that Alexis is a lousy attorney?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I have always believed Ava cares more for herself than anyone else.She wanted Avery so badly, where is she then? She took her away from her family, and who does she have now, a nanny? So she finds out about Griffen and Kiki’s one night (drunken) stand, well so much for her spiel about women’s rights against creeps like Benche. All she can think about is their betrayal, and whether Kiki wins or loses, I bet she’ll be on her knees apologizing to her mother. Ava thinks she’s God’s gift to all men, and once they have her, should never… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Happy Pants?…must jot that down, LOL….
I missed about three eps and haven’t had a chance to catch up….except for today.
What happened to make Scotty flip? Did Ava get to him??????
Can’t mess with a woman scorned, Soaphound. Actually, don’t mess with Ava in any way, shape or form.
Wow!! I wouldn’t want to be her….can’t seem to have her either as friend or foe. Poor thing—no friends!!
I fear for Griffin and Kiki. Would Ava bring harm upon her own daughter’s head?…..
…..then again, Kiki is not hers…..biologically, that is.❤️

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Celia, poor Scott tried his best to throw the trial but once Franco sent the “KIKI AND GRIFFIN HAD SEX” text to Ava in error (it was meant for Alexis), Ava hit the DETONATE button and laid into Scotty. He had no choice. And I’m sorry, I like Matt Cohen and do think he’s beyond beautiful, but I enjoyed her slapping the daylights out of him. That frozen expression of woe has worn out…get him out of this story, pronto!

Shay
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Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! I answered your last reply on the “Aretha” thread a week or more ago, but it didn’t post…anyway, since you brought up the Bensch trial, I have been mulling a notion that I’ve been meaning to discuss with you ever since its culmination. That is, how is it that nobody pointed out the HUGE conflict of interest regarding Alexis in her capacity as representing Kiki, et al, in this matter? I should hardly think that it would be considered legally kosher for a woman whose own sexual advances were spurned by a man to then go and,… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shaybelle, I apologize if I made myself scarce…..Giselle ( “Elle”, my twin) had twins!!!!!!!! Beautiful baby girls!!!! The boys are now outnumbered, LOL. Yes, there is a huge discrepancy…..put it on the writers. The same idiocy is happening on Y&R….Seems to me the “scribes” create their work willy-nilly; without checking the legality or sense behind their “work”— it’s hit or miss. As far as Ava, I will always love her….her acting is impeccable. And, she’s a Bostonian. LOL. Nancy is doing more than her best with what she’s given. No, it would not be kosher to be on the… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I’ve always thought Alexis was a lousy attorney…and mother…and example of womanhood, in general!!!

Celia
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Celia

Ahhhh, Ava, Ava, Ava….when will thou ever learn? Karma is a B—it’s that simple and that difficult. Griffin….thy sanctimonious self never had credence…..”What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?”. It was always Kiki; Ava a substitute. Kiki…”More happy love! more happy, happy love! For ever warm and still to be enjoy’d, For ever panting, and for ever young; That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy’d…….”….. oh, Kiki; stay true to yourself ……. The end of another romance made in both heaven and he!! No more Ava. No more Griffin. Thank Odin!! ( still love both Ava and Maura—-Griffin? Meh….but, he… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

CELIA, CELIA, this is off-topic but I just returned from weekly groceries and…you’ve got to take a look at this week’s ABC SOAPS IN DEPTH. The CENTERFOLD is our Chase/Josh on a motorcycle. Honey, take a fan with you because I nearly lost my balance…felt like a teenager again. Needless to say, the mag found its way to my home. Let me know if you see it. Suddenly, our insane California heat seems justified!

Celia
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Celia

Thanks for the rundown…Scotty did try. Poor guy….love him!! I quoted “Ode To A Grecian Urn” because the ode wasn’t to an urn at all, but indirectly to the fantasy and fallacy of lovers and loves gone wrong, or right?! Remember those days? We had to sweep our brain clean and introduce words and phrases that made little sense….until it clicked….the good, the bad, and the ugly….and sometimes the dirty…..brings me back to High School where I only had eyes for one guy, smack in the midst of English class and “odes” to this and that. Then, we had to… Read more »

su000
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su000

0ooh drat!
Give me some hard Cassidine action–
and give some Jerry Jax and Johnny,arise Faison give me the the Zacchara’s and Alcazar’s !!

I’m getting brain damage from all the sweetness pored into GH; a sugrer overdose.

su000
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su000

Ava had it coming..
After all. Ava had sex with Morgan Kiki’s man..
how did that go again lol
anyways tit for tat.

Celia
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Celia

I said the same thing in different words, SuzieQ. We keep playing with fire; we will get burned. Listen to me, now…..wise words ‘n all, LOL.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Excuse me while I rant some, and let my B.P come down a little. Where does Ava get off thinking she is such a victim, because her daughter slept with her boyfriend? Maybe Griffin deserved that slap, but so does she. She thinks she has good reason to hate Kiki and Griffin, but it didn’t seem wrong when she slept with Morgan right after he and her OWN daughter were married, and afterwards. Why don’t these writers see fit to have someone call her out on this? Even Franco, with everything he said today, didn’t mention that little fact. She… Read more »

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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

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The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

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Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

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I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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