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GH Recap – Feb 21 – Feb 25th

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Following the Balkan’s orders, Shawn attempts to kidnap Brenda. But before he can complete his mission, Carly arrives and threatens Brenda with the damning evidence of Brenda’s love child with Dante (inadvertently saving her from the Balkan). As Carly is about to expose the secret in front of all assembled, Brenda objects to her own wedding. Jason and Sam are one step behind Theo, but Sam manages to get a drop on Shawn. Jason arrives as Shawn turns the table and takes Sam hostage. Lucky and Siobhan work in concert to overtake the Balkan’s men and free Siobhan’s sister, Megan. Siobhan won’t let Lucky leave for the States alone. Terrell makes a move on Lisa – but gets derailed by Johnny. Lisa and Johnny have a heart to heart, and they combust into lovemaking.Brenda and Dante explain the truth of their past. Apologetic, Brenda heads up the aisle in dejection – only for Sonny to stop her and claim his undying love and they are announced husband and wife. Having a strong moral code, Shawn agrees to switch sides and work with Jason and Sam against the Balkan. Theo mourns the death of his grandchild and remains one step ahead of everyone. Terrell gets harder and harder for Lisa to control. Lucky proposes a green card marriage to Siobhan when she is stopped trying to enter the United States. Liz is set on a course to wonder once more about Aiden’s paternity.

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At the reception, Sonny confronts Carly, but she is unrepentant. Jax arrives at the wedding and realizes he cannot win Carly back. Sonny and Brenda share their first dance as husband and wife. Theo continues to plot his revenge on Brenda for killing their son. Jason and Shawn are ambushed in a Balkan trap as Theo gets the drop on Sam. Dante is determined to make things right with Lulu, even as Tracy demands that Dante leave her stepdaughter alone. Dante shows up at Lulu’s apartment and she punches him out. As Lisa offers solace to Johnny, Maxie enlists Matt to help her prove that Johnny is covering for Lisa. Patrick and Robin grow closer as they are reminded of their wedding. Kristina and Ethan share a dance at the wedding reception, strengthening their friendship. Michael lights up when Abby arrives at the wedding reception, and they dance. Luke gives Carly props for the effort to stop the wedding – and offers to school her on more trickster ways. As Liz revisits the idea of Aiden being Lucky’s son, Lucky is assuring Siobhan that even if Aiden had turned out to be his – things would have ended between him and Liz. Siobhan remains vague about agreeing to a green card wedding. Nik confides his regrets to Brook Lynn at the wedding. Robin and Sonny’s children make a heartfelt toast to the newlyweds. Sonny and Brenda leave for their honeymoon when history repeats itself. Jason barely survives a barrage of gunfire. Shawn is wounded but makes it to the road only to take Carly hostage, forcing her to hide him in her guesthouse. Jason storms in to save Carly. Dante takes full responsibility for the mess of secrets and lies and Lulu is heartbroken. Patrick tells Robin just how much he loves her. Steve and Olivia talk about their stance on kids. Michael is pleased when his parents welcome Abby warmly. Michael and Abby get honest about their feelings for one another. Kristina catches the wedding bouquet and chides Ethan that they will get married one day. Tracy is pissed at Luke for not shielding Lulu from heartbreak.

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In the aftermath of the wedding, everyone is reeling from what happened. Sonny, Robin, Edward and Jax are beside themselves with grief, anger and disbelief as Ethan ushers Kristina, Molly and Morgan home away from danger. Michael is the only one who can calm his father down. Jason worries that the Balkan’s intentions don’t add up. Jason gets a call from Franco and Sonny discovers that the body is not who they think it is. The body turnout to be that of Sam! Lulu arrives outside of the Archer Pavilion to comfort Dante after the tragedy, despite her feelings of betrayal.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nelle Is A Free Woman … And Shiloh’s Widow

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the pick-up of the oh-so-soapy and delicious moment when Shiloh’s widow reveals herself at the memorial in his honor.  Taking off her HUGE black veil/hat, all the attendees are stunned to see it none other than Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier).  And it was the perfect set-up for naughty Nelle when she had so many of her enemies all in one place as her captive audience. Clearly, she wants revenge on all of them.

At the ceremony, Nelle explains that she and Shiloh while in prison had a small ceremony and “Dawn of Day” devotee Daisy was their witness, which Daisy confirms.  Nelle goes on to say that she shares Shiloh’s wishes to be part of little Wiley’s life, and since he is no longer among us, she will makes sure she is a part of it!

Of course, throughout her statements, Michael (Chad Duell) is looking less than amused and cuts to the chase and asks her what she really wants.  And with something that all viewers of the ABC daytime drama series, let out a collective, “uh-oh”, Nelle replied “What belongs to me.”   As we know, Wiley is Michael and Nelle’s biological son, and with Lucas (Ryan Carnes) in the hospital, it would seem the perfect time for her to make her move to get closer to the child she gave to Brad (Parry Shen).

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Next, Chase (Josh Swickard) arrives on the scene and says to all that what Nelle is saying is true. She is not only Shiloh’s widow, but she is no longer behind bars! Nelle explains how after being “stabbed” by Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) and the ensuing circumstances she was able to be granted a get-out-of-jail card!

To take the set-up of this story to even another level, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) admits to Chase that she took the job as Wiley’s nanny!  Chase does not think it’s a good idea for her to care for Wiley’ and then eventually have to leave him with Brad and Lucas, once Lucas is recovered.  Willow assures Chase she can handle it.  As for Nelle, she has it out for Willow now, and be rest assured, she is not just going to stand by and let Willow move in on her bio-son.

Jason (Steve Burton), who was present at the memorial, heads to Carly (Laura Wright) to tell the bad news; that her enemy Nelle is out of jail, and running around free and is Shiloh’s widow.  Carly as expected is very distraught and unhappy to hear the news.

turns out, Nelle is not done with her day yet! Next, while the Quartermaines conduct an ELQ shareholders meeting in their living room; Ned (Wally Kurth) says the first order of business is the late Oscar Nero’s ELQ shares.  As the Q’s begin discussions which dissolve into bickering, in walks Nelle! Yup, since Oscar left his shares to Shiloh and she is his widow, well, she is now going to have her say … probably in everything!  Fade to black.

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What a fun return for Chloe Lanier who played Nelle’s shocker to the hilt!  Got to love a good bad girl on daytime who stirs the pot!

So, what did you think of Nelle being Shiloh’s widow? What do you think Nelle’s next power play will be? Comment below.

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GH’s Genie Francis Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

This past Monday’s episode of General Hospital was one of the series best installmnets in recent months filled with long awaited confrontations and reveals.

The cast at the epicenter of it which included the talents of: James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Cynthia Watros (Nina), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava) all had stellar moments.

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However, there is nothing like getting to see the icon herself, Genie Francis (Laura), do what she does best; the momma bear who is at once shocked and overjoyed that the son she grieved for over three years was very much alive, and the flip side of the anger over the fact that he let her, his sister, and most importantly his son, Spencer, continue to believe that he was dead, all for his vendetta and quest for revenge against Valentin Cassadine.

For it was Valentin who was the man who shot him and now is no longer the heir apparent to the Cassadine throne, now that the codicil said that it all belongs to Nikolas and Valentin was Helena’s son, not Mikkos’.

The thing of it is, everyone is great when Francis does her performances, and you could see that in the work of soap newcomer, Coloma, who you could just see through his eyes the disappointment and despair he caused his mother all these years, by Francis’ mesmerizing delivery.

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Beat after beat in that episode, Genie brought the fire, the sorrow, and the wisdom, as Laura to every moment.  It was also well-written that Laura did not just have a happy reunion with her son, but a complex one fraught with issues to be ironed out.

Then, in the punctuation of that episode, was there anything better than watching Laura’s jaw-drop when Ava struts in telling Nikolas it’s time to tie-the-knot?

That is why Michael Fairman TV names Genie Francis “The Power Performance of the Week”.

Let us know in the comment section below, if you enjoyed Genie’s performances as much as we did.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nikolas Takes Down Valentin And Ava Has A Surprise Announcement

On Monday’s did-not-disappoint episode of General Hospital, long-awaited confrontations, and shockers were the order of the day that gave cast members: Genie Francis (Laura), Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin)and Marcus Coloma (Nikolas)and palette to shine on, and that they did.  Add to that, a surprising twist featuring Maura West (Ava)and you had great performances all around.

In story, in the middle of Valentin and Nina’s wedding, bursting through the doors of Wyndemere is a water-soaked Nikolas with Ava in his arms.  Next, a stunned Laura runs over to her son. Meanwhile, Ava accuses Valentin of trying to kill her and he throws back to all in attendance that she was drunk. Nikolas triumphantly tells Valentin that he is about to lose everything. Nikolas explains that he has Mikkos’ codicil and it gives the entire Cassadine estate to him. Valentin says he is lying, but Nikolas says that Valentin is Helena’s bio-son and not a Cassadine!

 

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As the two men throw barbs at each other, Laura and Lulu  (Emme Rylan) get Nikolas out of the room,  Next, Valentin turns to Nina and he has figured out she knew about Nikolas. It is then he realizes, she planned to hurt him as payback at their wedding. Nina admits to Valentin she knows the truth about Sasha (Sofia Matteson) and his entire part in the cover-up and deception, and Liesl (Kathleen Gati) told her about the DNA tests. Nina reveals that if he’d only told her the truth, he could have put a stop to what has become of the wedding … a sham.  Valentin admits to Nina that he just may not have the skill set to love her.

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Now we turn to Nikolas, as he tells his family how he survived Valentin’s gunshot over three years ago.  He tells Laura, Lulu ad Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), how in discovering the truth about the will, he had to be very strategic on how he would return and how best to make his move to ensure that he beat Valentin.  Just then, Laura slaps her son and reads him the riot act for what he did to his son, Spencer, and how she had to put him in a boarding school in another continent to keep him safe.  Laura says she hates Valentin, but what he has done pales in comparison to what Nikolas did to his own son for the price of revenge.

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Then, Ava interrupts the group and announces that she and Nikolas are getting married tonight, and that they have to get ready for the ceremony, to which Laura and Lulu are absolutely stunned.  Fade to black.

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So, what did you think of the episode and the performances contained within? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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