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GH Recap – April 16 – 20th

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Sam almost confides in Alexis but is stopped by an encounter with Heather.  Meanwhile, Sam goes off to open the test results privately – and runs into John McBain.  Jason tells Sonny about Kate’s bizarre behavior.  Sonny confronts Michael about his relationship with Starr.  Starr questions McBain on his personal interest in Sonny.  Another Vaughn’s girl suffers an attack, and Delores realizes Dante, Lulu and Ronnie have their suspicions. Dante and Ronnie return with damning evidence.

Sam runs into McBain on the docks, and she opens the paternity test results in his presence. She crumbles into his arms on the reveal: Franco is the father. The question remains: will Sam tell Jason the truth? Heather Webber comes close to telling Jason the truth herself, but she stops short. Sonny presses Kate on what she wanted to tell him (she was going to tell him about Connie). Meanwhile, Carly once again asks Johnny point blank: did he plant the gun in Kate’s office? Sonny is found not guilty, setting Starr Manning and Johnny Zaccharra off in front of the courtroom. Starr vows to make Sonny pay. Later, Michael finds Starr packing.

Sam comes clean with Jason, telling him the news that Franco is his brother. Jason grapples with the fact that not only is he related to a psychopath, he killed his own twin brother. Later, Jason wonders how this affects the DNA paternity truth … and Sam confirms his worst fears. Before Kate can reveal the truth about Connie to Sonny, Olivia interrupts. Kate finds herself in a losing battle with her alternate personality. After Connie emerges, she plans to give Sonny a memorable birthday. Hurt by Carly’s allegations, Johnny reminds her of his alibi: her. Their feelings for one another renewed, Carly tells Sonny to back off of Johnny. Michael tries to convince Starr to stay in Port Charles, pledging to help her find the real killer of her family. EOD, Starr shows up at Johnny’s door. Under duress from Johnny, Steve gets involved in shady mob business. Meanwhile, Olivia asks Sonny for help with the Johnny/Steve situation. Maggie makes the mistake of calling Heather “crazy.” Later, Heather charms her way through Ewen’s psychoanalysis.

After the bombshell that Franco is Sam’s baby’s father, Jason is reeling. He’s hit harder when he realizes Sam has kept all of this from him, just as she did with Robin’s death. As things settle in, Jason and Sam are in a private hell. Anna talks McBain out of taking revenge on Sonny. Later, McBain agrees to give himself 60 days to incarcerate Sonny according to the law. As Sonny assures Michael that Johnny is no longer a threat, we see Johnny fueling Starr’s hatred of Sonny — and they shake on a deal. Shocked by seeing how Patrick is living these days, Epiphany calls Patrick out on wallowing in his grief. Meanwhile, Spinelli tells Matt he thinks Patrick murdered Lisa, only to reverse his opinion by the end of the episode. Jason looks at the sonogram of his dead brother’s baby. Sam is worried that her baby might be evil. Jason wants to believe this child is his in every way but he makes it clear that he doesn’t want Sam to protect him. Sam thinks they should go to Sonny’s party.  Alexis drops off acquittal papers at Sonny’s as Connie tries to hook up with Johnny. Johnny tells Connie no again. Connie eavesdrops on Alexis and Sonny and later tells Alexis about the party tonight. Connie invites Sam and Jason to the birthday party. Everyone is gathering at the Metro Court for the party: Connie suggests a wardrobe change to Alexis. Michael tells Sonny that Carly is coming to the party san Johnny. Sonny tells Jason that Kate has stopped seeing her shrink. Connie attacks the birthday cake and leaves.

Dante and Ronnie bust a black market organ operation moving through GH. They pay Johnny a visit; tell him how they made this organ bust. Back at the PCPD, Dante comments that he’s isn’t so sure Eddie is the attacker.  Meanwhile, Lulu goes to see Luke. She believes the wrong man was arrested in the stripper attack case and that the real attacker is Ronnie! Luke’s advice is for her to talk to Dante about Ronnie. Lulu heads back to the PCPD and checks the duty rosters for a pattern when Ronnie wanders up.

Michael tells Carly about the birthday party Kate is throwing tonight at the Metro Court. Michael believes his mother is dating the man that tried to frame his father. Carly decides to go to Sonny’s party. Carly goes to see Johnny, who has trashed his penthouse after Dante’s visit. Carly admits she has real feelings for Johnny. She then leaves for Sonny’s party. Johnny calls Sonny and tells him he will get him where it most hurts. Later, Connie shows up at Johnny’s

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Disappointing, GH won’t bring Jack Wagner back as Frisco and Kristina Wagner as felicia. But they vring all these OLTL characters on the show. Not fair 🙁
Wish they bring him back.

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KRISTINA WAGNER is expected in port charles soon,I love the one life to live characters they are mixing very well with the general hospital people.gh is watchable again.

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Family Says Their Goodbyes in Emotional Episode Filled With Touching Performances

For anyone who has been watching the emotional Alzheimer’s storyline play out on General Hospital, Wednesday’s episode was a key moment in the storytelling and for the Corinthos family.  To say that the cast delivered in this episode is an understatement; everyone had their moments, and of course, chief among them, Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Mike’s (Max Gail) life is coming to an end as his body is shutting down from the disease.  Stella (Vernee Watson) comes to Mike’s room at Turning Woods and tells Sonny that Mike is waiting for permission to let go.  She explains to Sonny that Mike is torn between this world and the afterlife.   Stella helps Sonny prepare for the final moments of Mike’s life, dimming the lights, giving Sonny ice chips to put on his father’s lips, and for Sonny to put on some of Mike’s favorite music – jazz.   She also gets Mike a blanket because he is getting cold.  Then in a touching moment played to perfection by Vernee Watson, Stella says her own goodbye to Mike and hugs Sonny and tells him how grateful she was to know Mike.

Carly (Laura Wright) had been by Sonny’s side every step of the way in the final days of Mike’s life.  At one point in Mike’s room with Sonny, she has a dream where Mike tells her she is his daughter.  It was another heartbreaking moment – this time played beautifully by Laura Wright.  Earlier, Michael (Chad Duell) said goodbye to his grandfather and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) had also come to Turning Woods, as has Brando (Johnny Wactor) to be there for the end of Mike’s life and to support Sonny

Sonny tells Mike, (who can hear, but cannot truly respond as the disease continues to shut down his body), that he has made peace with what went down between them when he was a child.  He tells Mike, “I just want you to go in peace and go with love.”  Later, Sonny had a recollection seeing his father pray in the back of the church when he was a child, which sparked an idea for him.   Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny know that Mike wants to be forgiven for his sins.

Then in the tearjerker, Father Ramos arrives to bless Mike and cleanse him from all of his sins, as Sonny, Carly, Michael and Josslyn witness it.

Afterwards, Jason realizes that Mike probably does not want to die in front of Sonny and tells Sonny to take a break, but Sonny does not want to – so Jason whispers to Mike that he should not worry that he will take care of Sonny. The two hope Mike will meet up with Morgan in heaven.

At the end of the episode, alone with his father, Sonny tells Mike not to be afraid, or to worry about him, and then remembers the night Mike walked out on him and his mother when he was a kid.  He says he knows his father always loved him … maybe too much.  We fade to black.  Maurice Benard’s work was again outstanding throughout these moments, making Sonny’s life-long pain, and love for this father, palpable.

As someone who went through this horrible disease with his mother, I can say, that GH played the beats of the story to perfection, honoring those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and the family members they leave behind.

So, what did you think of this emotional episode of GH and the performances by the cast? Comment below.

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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just make this official as we tweeted about it last week when these scenes aired on Tuesday.  And let’s just say, that Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) could very well receive another Daytime Emmy nomination next year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, if these moments are part of her reel.  LoCicero was previously nominated in 2015 in this category.

Now on to that performance that had everyone a-buzz on social media after it aired.  In the scenes, Robert (Tristan Rogers) has worked his WSB contacts to get Olivia to Geneva to secretly see her son, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), who is suffering from severe trauma and PTSD and is at this facility for treatment.  After traveling half way around the world to get there, with anticipation and wanting to hold her son and be there for him – when she arrives the doctor (Christopher Cousins) tells Dante his mother is here to see him, but Dante refuses to let that happen.

When the doctor tells Olivia that Dante will not open the door to his room to talk to his mom and come face-to-face with her, she goes into momma bear mode, releasing such heartache and anguish, just wanting to see Dante, but she is met with a steely shut door instead.  But as viewers saw, the scenes were made all the more poignant by the split screen; where Dante is on the other side of the door – heartbroken hearing his mother’s cries.  Dominic Zamprogna, who is always stellar, was also moving in these moments.

However, it was LoCicero’s ability to call up such deep rooted love and pain for her child, that any parent could relate to, which broke our hearts, rang so true, and showcased Lisa.

Later in the week, we also see how Liv was there for Robert in return  – and the two are now off on a mission of their own to find Holly (if she is indeed very much alive) which is sure to put a further wedge in her marriage to Ned (Wally Kurth).  That begs the questions, too.  How would you feel about a Robert and Olivia pairing…or would you be rooting for Olivia and Ned to work through their issues?

Through it all, it was Lisa LoCicero who grabbed our attention, brought out the hankies for all of us, and truly compelled the audience.  For all of these reasons, Michael Fairman TV names Lisa’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

So, what did you think of Lisa in these scenes with Dominic? In case you missed them, you can check them out below, then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood deliver the Power Performance of the Week as Steffy’s drug addiction leads to a confrontation and intervention by her loved ones with dire consequences.  Here is the last seven minutes that featured Emmy-winner Wood at her best. Leave A Comment

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