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GH Stars Tape Promos To Remind Viewers Of Time Slot Change & To Set Your DVR's!

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We are less than a week away from the debut of General Hospital in it’s new time slot! So to make sure you got the note and know where to find your favorite drama moving forward, several of the series stars, including Jane Elliot, Nancy Lee Grahn, Kelly Monaco, Dominic Zamprogna, Julie Marie Berman, and Michael Easton all taped spots as a reminder to adjust your DVR’a and mark down the new time slot.

Remember starting Monday, September 10th, GH moves one hour earlier.   So its 2PM EST/1PM CST and PST, just so there is no confusion!

Now after the jump, check out just a few of the stars promo from Jane Elliot, Nancy Lee Grahn, and Dominic Zamprogna!

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Scott
Scott

These have to be the cutest things I have ever seen!

Chris
Chris

GH has to start gaining viewers NOW. These most recent ratings are NOT a good sign for the show, because it needed to take as many viewers as possible to 2 pm as it could. GH is going to actually have network competition with CBS’s The Talk and NBC’s Days of Our Lives, in some parts of the country. GH CANNOT bank on people switching from The Talk and Days to GH. Both of those shows’ ratings have moved up this year, and they are growing their audiences. Remember, ABC can still cancel GH. GAA doesn’t have to be its replacement. GH almost certainly CANNOT afford anymore ratings losses, especially in the all-important 18-49 female demographic.

Rodd
Rodd

Chris, I agree with you, And I’ll go further to entreat anyone who has ever enjoyed GH to come back NOW. I would ask you to put aside that which you don’t like and concentrate on what you do. Stories shift, actors come and go, regimes rise and fall; it’s all part of this medium. But if you want even the most remote chance that you will get what you want from GH, you have to watch in both the good and the bad times. I feel this is a good time in GH’s history, but others disagree. That’s fine, but let’s not tune out. Let’s support this show so we can continue to fight for it, for what we want it to be. If we give up now, we give up more than you may think.

Scott
Scott

Moving GH to 2pm was a dumb move, IMHO. “Katie” should’ve been put at 2pm with GH staying at 3pm. I watch DAYS from 2-3 since I watch Y&R/B&B from 12:30-2pm. So I won’t likely be watching GH much.

susan M.
susan M.

I don’t like the time change either… It’s all abc/disney’s fault…They started the ball rollin!!!!!! I never watched the soaps on the other channels..I strickly watched abc….And started watching them with my mom.And have been watching them ever since…

Chris
Chris

Katie is a syndicated show, not an ABC network show. ABC was not going to give an hour back to local affiliates that would be sandwiched between 2 ABC network hours, so something had to give.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Did you ever watch GH ????

Susan M.
Susan M.

Oh you watch Y&R and B&B… Never watched them .. As i said I liked to watch ABC and nver watced the soaps on the other channels…You must be a loyal soap fan of those two soaps….And I am a loyal soap fan of GH..,And positive thoughts for GH in it’s new timeslot…I don’t have negative thoughts for Gh at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For comments on 9/4 at 2:39p.m.

Scott
Scott

No. I just post on GH postings for fun. Of course I [unfortunately] watch it. /sarcasm.

Christy
Christy

I think a lot of people that tuned into The Talk were people who no longer had OLTL to watch… now they can come back to ABC to watch another excellent soap opera with a few familiar faces added in.

I think GH will survive the time switch, but not sure Katie will be great after the first few weeks. used to be a great line up in the afternoons: OLTL, GH and Oprah.

I don’t think it’s dumb to move stuff around – they’ve got that time slot that tanks with everything else but a soap. If GH is as great a show as we all think it is, it should survive no matter when they show it.

susan M.
susan M.

I agree w/Christy………….

Chris
Chris

That’s wishful thinking. I disagree with that and highly doubt that most displaced OLTL fans have been watching The Talk in the last 8 months. Looking at past ratings for the first part of 2011, The Talk was pulling in 2.0-2.5 million viewers regularly even when OLTL was still on the air, same as in early 2012 after OLTL went off. Like it or not, The Talk has cultivated an audience of its own that’s most likely not interested in soap operas.

GH CANNOT bank on people switching from The Talk over to GH and I just don’t see that happening. Any way you slice it at this point, I think GH needs a miracle to survive past its 50th anniversary, sad to say.

Scott
Scott

I tuned into “The Talk” because “As the World Turn” was cancelled. I never watched “One Life to Live”, hence why I don’t want “General Hospital” in its timeslot. It’ll fail and get canceled.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Gh won’t fail in it’s new timeslot… We need positive thought not negativiity.,.I watched AMC . OLTL & GH……My other two soaps are gone ..So will alway’s support this soap…,.You are a soap fan & why don’t you support Gh or whatever soap you like to watch…I am here to support my last soap on abc 100% …………………………………………………..I watched the talk once when I was on vacation & that was it…I rather watch drama than a lot of talk and info..,.

Christy
Christy

Chris – I said a lot, not most. A lot went to other soaps (on other channels) or just went elsewhere all together. I would think many of those%2

Christy
Christy

Chris – I said a lot, not most. A lot went to other soaps or shows on other channels. (And a lot to me is not as many as Neilson’s counting). I would think many of those that turned to find see Revulsion or GAA have been channel surfing just waiting for something better to be in that slot.

Scott – same difference. Your soap was cancelled and you turned into the Talk. I don’t think GH will tank or get cancelled due to a time change — and in my area it is NOT changing times. I hope you can record 2 shows. I’d probably buy another DVD recorder if that happened to me.

Lin
Lin

To anyone who has a DVR. If you change your recording to “series” your DVR will record any time the show is on, and you don’t have to change any times. I record the SERIES for GH, OLTL, AMC and Brothers and Sisters. So if it’s on Soapnet, ABC or whatever, it is recorded. IE Brothers and Sisters is on ABC sometime Sunday nights I think. It is recorded by my DVR even though I didn’t even know it was on that station.

SZima
SZima

Obviously the producers don’t know anything about DVRs.
Same with Live! With Kelly…my DVR is still recording her show w/o changing anything.

Pat
Pat

As much as I’d like to see GH survive, I sadly think that the time slot move, one of the first such moves in its entire history, will be disastrous. If GH was faring so poorly in the time slot it occupied for decades, what makes people think that the numbers will be much better an hour earlier? If the content and quality of the show remains as it is currently, this move will be akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

the plus side is now there’s no break in soaps….go right from B&B or Days to GH….when I’m home, I hate that empty hour.

this way when Katie fails, ABC can drop classic soaps in her time slot and it wont cost anything and we’re back in business.

Chris
Chris

How Katie’s show performs will almost certainly have no effect on GH’s fate. Katie is a syndicated show (NOT an ABC network show) from ABC/Disney’s production arm. The hour where Katie will widely air (3 pm) is being given back to local ABC affiliates. (While it will air on mostly ABC affiliates, it will also be seen on a handful of NBC, CBS, FOX affiliates.) In other words, ABC will no longer program that hour and will program one less daytime network hour as of next Monday, Sept. 10. And even if Katie fails, that time slot will still belong to the affiliates. They’ll simply move other syndicated/local shows into that hour.

Susan M.
Susan M.

Here it goes for Sept. 10 (Mon.) My cable Co. Has GH at 2:00p.m. on ABC , at 3:00p.m. on Abc IS Steve Harvey & last but not least at 2:00p.m. on Wesh (NBC) is Katie Couric… Katie isn’t on after Gh on my cable Co…

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

Chris,

Don’t buy in to the network propaganda here. Everyone knows that Katie was brought in to kill GH. It just so happens that enough stations didn’t want to buy in that they HAD to go the syndication route. Regardless of which station she appears on in your area-which 95% of the affiliates WILL be ABC affiliates (if you don’t believe me, Michael states that himself)-if she’s doing it on ABC’s dime, she’s an ABC show. You don’t move GH up an hour, “strongly encourage” affiliates to air Katie at 3/2-and expect nothing in return-this is why soapers MUST and WILL make Katie fail…

Babs
Babs

Watched them all, Jane Elliott was by far the best, liked Dom’s also.

susan M.
susan M.

I will be watching GH Sept. 10 at 2:00p.m… That’s a date……………

susan M.
susan M.

We all have to have positive thoughts about GH at 2:00p.m…..And no negative thoughts….We all want GH to be sucessful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And prosper !!!!!! I know I do….

su0000
su0000

if people want to stay positive I suggest they stay far away from the total negativity at SOC..
I think GH will do much better in the new time slot!! 🙂
GH needs all the support a fan can give now, if it is to survive we fans need to rally with support

aria
aria

well, i’m not sure how the time slot change is all over the country but i’m from colorado springs , and GH has always aired at 2 pm and is staying in that same time slot, its actually competing against Katie in this market, and actaully katie follows dool, so its confusing, percentage wise, i guess the change in time is higher,across the country but like i said its not the same everywhere. either way, i’m watching GH.

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

These are cute and all, but has anyone actually seen them played on a station, or during the show yet?

sue
sue

I don’t know about other parts of the country, but here in both the Baltimore tv market and the DC tv market, GH is STAYING at 3PM!!!!! The networks have been running those time change promotions, and the local stations immediately follow them w/promos that say they’re keeping GH at 3pm………the business of tv makes no sense……..

Christy
Christy

that’s what I’d wish our local ABC would do! Fans of GH have obviously heard about or read about the time change -and I just found out today (just by reading tv listings online) that it is NOT changing here either. My local station has only been promoting Katie’s showing coming next week at 3pm.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Those were good! I liked Jane’s the best.
I am hoping to see lapsed viewers return…I am doing my part by posting on social networks and telling everyone I know. If we all do that, maybe we can keep GH from the cancellation bin! It truly has been FANTASTIC lately and just keeps improving.
and Katie won’t even air at 3pm in my area!!!!!

Dmitri
Dmitri

I will be watching Days. GH is boring now, and Days is my favorite soap. I hope that GH moves back to its original time slot, because The Talk and Days will steal viewers. They’ve already grown an audience and upcoming storylines will end up making Days’ ratings skyrocket, which will cause GH ratings to plummet!

Christy
Christy

Warning! GH is not changing times in all areas! I had already changed my recorder times and then kept seeing ads for Katie on at 3pm after GH… well if GH was moving up an hour Katie would be on at 2pm here… so I checked the tv listing (online) for today – GH on at 2pm and checked for 9/10 and it’s still on at 2pm! So it’s not moving. Think I’ll tape from 1-3 just incase on Monday. My ABC currently has a local show on from 3-4 and is moving that show up into the slot being vacated by GAA.

and I haven’t seen or heard any ads to tell people that GH is not moving times on that station.

su0000
su0000

The ad’s will be run on the networks who will have the time change..
The networks that will not have the time change will not have the change of time ad’s.

Christy
Christy

see Sue’s comment above and mine (her’s at 5:42am) my local ABC needs to say ‘we’re not changing times no matter what you’ve heard’

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

Photo: JPI

What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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