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Sonny mistakes Claire for Brenda on the docks, then invites her back to his place.  Sonny tells Claire of his history with Brenda. In an attempt to shove Brenda out of his mind, Sonny kisses Claire. Johnny accuses Dante of again compromising himself to protect Sonny by allowing Johnny to be framed for the murder of Tomas Lopez. Olivia learns of Johnny’s arrest and begs him to give up his vendetta against Sonny. Johnny crosses with Judge Carroll and tells him about the Lopez framing.  He also informs the Judge that Claire Walsh has compromised herself with Sonny as of late.  Judge Carroll swears he’ll have her career and her head on a platter if true. Lucky appeals to Karen as a mother and convinces her to return baby Aiden to his real family.  Lucky delivers the baby back to Liz and Nik. Liz confronts Shirley’s snarky daughter Marny who has arrived to collect her mother’s things. Brook purposefully gets drenched in the rain and arrives shivering at Dante’s.  Vanessa Marcil returns in the role of Brenda Barrett. Sonny continues to wear down Claire’s defenses while Claire wonders if Sonny has ever truly given his entire heart to a woman.  After Claire leaves, Sonny’s thoughts drift to Brenda. Pretending to counsel her, Carly tells Lulu Dante cannot be trusted because he is Sonny’s son. Showered and in a bathrobe, Brook seductively edges closer to Dante and kisses him. He gently shuts her down just as Michael arrives home. Overprotective about Kristina, Alexis does not want to leave her daughter alone with her new study partner Taylor. Kristina confides in Michael her fears she may be permanently damaged. Lucky confides in Maxie that baby Aiden profoundly affected him, stirring up the honest emotions of wishing the child was his. Lucky and Maxie share a kiss.

Brenda puts on a brave face for the press and refuses to lay low despite dangerous threats from the Russian mob.  She remains passionately committed to A.S.E.C. (Alliance to Save Exploited Children) and seeks to use her fame to gain exposure for the cause. After being bailed out by Ethan, Johnny tells of his plan to undercut Sonny. Michael tries to broker a peace deal with Johnny in person, only to be met-by gunfire from a Lopez drive-by shooting. Sam offers Jason a solution to get out of prison. Dante and Lulu talk about marriage. Jason tells Carly to give up her revenge plot, but Carly refuses to stop trying to bring Dante and Lulu down. Lisa threatens Steve with sexual harassment. Patrick finds Lisa has taken up residence in his home while Robin is out of town. Matt warns Maxie not to get too involved with Lucky. Ethan pulls Maya into a passionate kiss.  Sonny confides in Mike that he can’t stop thinking about Brenda. In Rome, Brenda becomes haunted by thoughts of her past with Sonny before she is whisked away for an exciting night with international movie star Murphy Sinclair. Sonny decides to test Claire’s loyalty, asking her to get Jason released from prison. Claire answers Sonny’s test with a legal loophole permitting the release of Jason Morgan from prison. After Michael saves Johnny from the drive-by shooting, Dante, Johnny and Ethan all lie to the police to cover up Michael’s involvement. Johnny focuses on wiping out Sonny for good. Lulu lets Dante squirm under pressure of the marriage question, but he is saved by a cell phone call from PCPD regarding the drive-by shooting. Patrick fails to get Lisa to leave his home despite his clear requests for her to do so.  Aware something is very wrong, Maxie helps Patrick drive Lisa out of the house. 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Thanksgiving Brings Gloria and Emma Back to Port Charles, While Sasha Struggles to Move on With Cody, Valentin Confronts Charlotte

In a heartfelt Thanksgiving episode (pt 1) from General Hospital, sometimes it’s the smaller moments that have the biggest impact.  As we begin Turkey Day gatherings, Lois (Rena Sofer) has a surprise for Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and the rest of the Quartermaines, when her mother Gloria (Ellen Travolta) arrives!

With Gloria (Ellen Travolta) and Lois at the helm of cooking Thanksgiving dinner, this could be the year that nothing goes wrong with the Q’s Thanksgiving dinner … don’t count on it! Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) arrives with Chase (Josh Swickard) and is thrilled to see grandma Gloria.

Later, Gloria meets Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) and Cody (Josh Kelly) and says what a stunning couple they are. In the Q’s living room, Gloria tells Sasha she’s a big fan of hers from Home & Heart, and to remember that she has a knight in shining armor in Cody. After all, he was the one who saved her from their attempt to drive her crazy on TV.  Eventually, Sasha sneaks out. Cody waits and then decides to find her.

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While Gloria is in the kitchen, she gets a call on her cellphone that says, “Uncle Pete.” This changes Gloria’s demeanor as something is amiss. When Lois meets up with her mom in the kitchen, she sees that Gloria has poured some booze in her drink. Gloria gets a call again, but ignores it.

Cody has found Sasha in the stables with Ferdinand. It is then, we get to the root cause of what is going on with her. Sasha shares that this time last year she had Brando and Liam in her life and they are both gone. Sasha feels like she is betraying them, if she allows herself to move on, and that would make her feel she is leaving them behind. Sasha knows Brando would want her to go on with her life. Cody says moving on doesn’t mean forgetting.

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When Gloria heads to the Q’s living room to announce that dinner will be ready in a few minutes, Lois may have just jinxed the meal when she mentioned that “They’ve broken the curse.” Ned (Wally Kurth) thinks she just jinxed things and Edward’s ghost will arrive soon. Then, like clockwork the smoke alarm sounds. Leo exclaims, “Here we go again!”

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Elsewhere, a melancholy Anna (Finola Hughes) is in for a surprise when a chipper Robert (Tristan Rogers) shows up at her hotel room door. Knowing she is fretting over shooting Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez) and her relationship with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), he has brought someone to cheer her up. With a knock at her door, Anna is thrilled to see her granddaughter Emma in a return visit from an all-grown up Brooklyn Rae Silzer.

Meanwhile, Charlotte is home from the hospital and Laura (Genie Francis) and Valentin confront her for what she did to Anna – and how Victor was manipulating her from the grave with the letter he wrote to her. Charlotte lies claiming she did not set fire to Anna’s. Valentin looks puzzled and worried as to how he can breakthrough to his daughter, especially now that his relationship with Anna has tanked.

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Finally, it’s a Davis girls Thanksgiving as Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) hosts her daughters plus TJ (Tajh Bellow) Jordan (Tanisha Harper) and Blaze (Jacqueline Grace Lopez), who gets a last minute invitation from Kristina (Kate Mansi). Sam (Kelly Monaco) tells Kristina how proud of her she is, while Molly (Kristen Vaganos) and TJ share that, although they are sad about what happened to their potential child, they are thankful for what they do have. TJ tells Alexis he has chosen neurology as his medical speciality. Could she be hoping he could help her with Gregory’s (Gregory Harrison) ALS condition? Eventually, Alexis makes a toast to her girls and their friends and loved ones.


So, what did you think about GH’s Thanksgiving Day episode part 1?  Part 2 will air on Monday, November 30th.  And, in case you missed it, make sure to check out Michael Fairman TV’s latest interview with Rena Sofer and Amanda Setton.


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As we head into a new week on General Hospital, last Friday’s cliffhanger had a shocking ending. Someone fired two shots at Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt (Roger Howarth), and at the end of the episode, he was lying on the floor bleeding out.

It all went down after Austin went to the PCPD to talk to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna). He tells Dante he will give him evidence on who was his and Mason’s  (Nathanyael Grey) boss – the person who is mastermind behind all the terrible things he did, in exchange for leniency.

Dante informs Austin that he is really in no position to make a deal. Austin responds, “I don’t think you really understand the risk I took coming here. If my boss finds out that I’m here before you get a chance to bring him into custody, I’m a dead man.”

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Austin promises to give up the name of his boss (Cyrus) if there is a guarantee he will have immunity. Dante says he needs evidence that they can use and Austin agrees to give it to him.  At the end of the day, a conflicted Austin, wants to clear his name.  He tells Dante he’s not a bad guy, and he is really trying to do the right thing.

Later at the PCPD, Dante tells Robert (Tristan Rogers) that Austin will give up his boss for his immunity. Robert is OK with the deal as long as they have the evidence.

Later, Austin comes home and walks inside. He recognizes someone who is there and says, “What are you doing here?”  We see what looks like a man’s pair of shoes walking. The next thing you know, Austin is shot twice, and the final moment of the episode shows Austin in dire straits.


Now the question becomes, who shot Austin?  Is it Mason, who isn’t somehow in Pentonville? Is it Cyrus (Jeff Kober), who is one step ahead of Austin? Could it be Nikolas (Adam Huss), who originally was holed up at the house where Austin was secretly keeping him … or, could it somehow be Ava  (Maura West) who wants revenge?

Share your theories and picks in the comment section below on who pulled the trigger on Austin and what you think will happen next! 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ned Remembers, Anna Reels After Valentin Tells Her About Charlotte, Trina Walks Out on Spencer

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it excellent performances from Finola Hughes (Anna), Wally Kurth (Ned) and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) as several plot points moved forward.

First, in the pick-up from Thursday, Olivia saves Ned in the water after his foot is caught in netting. She is able to find him, and free him. When she gets him to safety she performs CPR, and he wakes up. When he does, he is finally Ned Quartermaine, not his alter-ego, “Eddie Maine.”

The proof came when Olivia called him “Eddie.”  He then replies, “It’s not Eddie, I’m Ned.”  Olivia cries that she thought she had lost him forever. He details he remembers everything that’s happened over the past several months and they share a kiss. Ned tells Liv he loves that she stuck by Eddie and supported him.


When they get to the boathouse, Ned says it’s like he was there the whole time, but he needed space and “Eddie” was the safest escape, so he could go back to a time when it just him and his music, and not worry about the troubling feuding of the Quartermaine clan and ELQ business.  When Olivia questions Ned about his feeling for Lois (Rena Sofer) – and if she had a hand in his true identify emerging, he shares that Lois pushed him to take “a leap of faith” and finish his song, but Olivia is the ‘siren’ in the song he was trying to pinpoint. Ned tells Olivia that she saved his life.

Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) is very upset, and tells Trina (Tabyana Ali) about Esme (Avery Pohl) and how she’s planning to move into her own apartment with take his baby brother, Ace, with her and that his grandmother, Laura (Genie Francis), is going to help her. Trina thinks that’s good news as it’s time for Esme to move out. An infuriated Spencer yells at her that it’s NOT good news.


Dex (Evan Hofer) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) are also in the room. Dex brings up how Spencer could try to get shared custody. Meanwhile, Trina has had enough. She reminds everyone, and mostly Spencer, that he is not Ace’s father.  Spencer says he won’t abandon his baby brother. When Trina asks Spencer where does that leave them, he says she won’t like the answer if she forces him to choose. Trina storms out.


At GH, and in a stairwell, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna talk privately about what led to Anna shooting Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez) by mistake. Anna swears to Valentin it was an accident as she thought an intruder was in her apartment. Anna goes on to tell Valentin her theory; that a former WSB agent named “Forsythe” is trying to discredit her and he’s enlisted Charlotte to help bring her down.  Valentin finally pipes up and corrects her.  He reveals that Charlotte has been stalking her for months and he has been covering his daughter’s tracks.


Infuriated and betrayed, Anna says she had a right to know. Valentin says Charlotte even met with Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) for a therapy session. Anna screams at him to shut up as she slaps him in the face. She says if she had known it was Charlotte she wouldn’t have been carrying her gun. Anna says she has to live with the fact she shot a child for the rest of her life, and at that point, basically walks out on her relationship with Valentin for good.

Laura is with Charlotte in her hospital room. Charlotte reveals all to Laura – that Victor in a letter – told her Anna was a double agent who would hurt her father. Charlotte believes Anna shot her on purpose. When she leaves the hospital room, Laura runs into Anna who wants to go see Charlotte. Laura tells her “no” because Charlotte believes Anna intentionally shot her. We fade to black.

So, what did you think of the performances of Finola Hughes, Wally Kurth and Lisa LoCicero? Is it curtains for Vanna and Sprina? Share your thoughts on the episode, and what you think will happen next via the comment section.

Make sure to be with us on Monday, November 13th when Wally Kurth and Lisa LoCicero appear on the Michael Fairman Channel for a livestream conversation on their latest storyline and more, beginning at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT.  You can check it out below.

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