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GH’s Hayley Erin Opens Up On Robert Palmer Watkins Departure: "I Am Devastated"

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Last night at the Television Academy, the stars of your favorite soaps stepped out for a cocktail reception celebrating the Daytime TV community and Emmy Awards Season.

The gathering was put together by the Daytime Programming Peer Group committee, and its governors, Eva Basler and Steve Kent.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with General Hospital actress, Hayley Erin (Kiki Jerome), who as fans of the ABC daytime drama series found themselves, is still reeling from the news of the upcoming exit of her current co-star, Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon Quartermaine). GH let go of the popular young star in a surprising move.

While on the red carpet, Hayley shared: her shock at learning of Watkins’ GH fate, who could potentially be Kiki’s new love interest, what it has been like playing those recent emotional mother/daughter scenes with Maura West (Ava Jerome), and more.

What was your reaction to learning the news that Robert Palmer Watkins was let go from GH?

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HAYLEY:  I can’t talk … I get all choked up.  It’s not fun for any of us.  I love us together on and off camera.  Rob is one of my closest friends.  I cannot claim to know what is going on, but he will be missed.  Rob called me up and told me when he was let go, and I didn’t believe him.  I couldn’t believe it.  I didn’t want to believe it.

One would imagine what is tough about this for you and Rob is that you both worked very hard to develop an on-screen relationship for Kiki and Dillon, and bring that to life, and soon that will not be continuing on.

HAYLEY:   I didn’t want to play the victim in all of this.  It’s Rob’s career, his life, and livelihood, but I am devastated.  We really had a good thing going.  I hope that the story is going to come together in a way for his exit that will give not only the fans, but Rob and me some closure.  I really thought when Kiki caught that bouquet she was going somewhere with that.

Your recent scenes with your on-screen mother, Maura West, while she was in the hospital recovering from being badly burned were complex and well-done.  How is it to play the love/hate relationship that Kiki has with Ava?

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HAYLEY:   I have a really close relationship with my own mother, and I love Maura West to death.  So, seeing my mother in that hospital bed, and the visual of that was so powerful to me.  I have grown to love Maura in a way that is real in my life; not only on-screen.  I think that is what has made the relationship between Kiki and Ava so strong on-screen in that they can hate each other, but they really love each other, and when it’s a life or death situation the love is always going to win. 

Many fans are predicting with Dillon’s impending exit that Kiki will next enter into a triangle for the love of Michael (Chad Duell), and vie for his affections against Nelle (Chloe Lanier).  Thoughts?

HAYLEY:   All over Twitter I am seeing that the fans think there will be a Nelle/Michael/Kiki triangle.  I would be all for that.  They are also predicting an Ava/Griffin/Kiki triangle. That would be interesting to put Ava and Kiki through that again over another man.

What do you think of Matt Cohen (Matt Cohen) as a potential romantic scene partner? Not a bad day at the office for you.  (Laughs)

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HAYLEY:  When looking at Matt Cohen it is like looking at the eclipse … let’s be honest. (Laughs)  It burns.  He is nice to look at, and also the nicest person, ever!

What should GH viewers be on the lookout for with Kiki in the next few weeks?

HAYLEY:  In the next few weeks, she has a lot of fun stuff coming up with Franco (Roger Howarth), after she walked in on him destroying his paintings.  She will be involved in some art world integration that the viewers will get to see.  It’s fun for me getting to do interesting and new things.  When Kiki first came on the show, she was heavily involved in Ava’s art and crime. It’s fun to get to do the things that Kristen Alderson (Ex-Kiki) got to do that are a part of Kiki’s history, and revisit it.

What do you want to say to the Killon fans who are upset, and that have rooted for the couple?

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HAYLEY:  I love you, and I am right there with you.

So, what did you think of the thoughts shared by Hayley on losing her on-screen scene partner, Robert Palmer Watkins?

Who would you like to see Kiki romantically involved with next if it can’t be Dillon?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Joel
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Joel

GH is making some really BIG mistakes… first with firing Rebecca Budig (Hayden) and now Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon). Hayden/Finn and Kiki/Dillon had real chemistry and sso much story potential. I’ve watched soaps since 1981, and I saw the writing on the wall when they re-hired Steve Burton. To afford his salary, they had to cut two (maybe more?) contract players. If you’ll recall, they also never put Genie Francis back on contract until Tony Geary left because they both have hefty salaries. Nothing against Steve Burton, but he chose to leave GH and Billy Miller has made Jason his… Read more »

Nicole
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Nicole

I couldn’t agree with you more!!!!!!!!!! 🙁 Soooo sad to see Hayden and now Dillon go!

michael
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michael

I absolutely have to agree 100% with what Joel has said. I feel TPTB are making such a huge mistake. The fans love Palmer Watkins. He has worked so hard to make Dillon his own. I love Billy Miller as Jason, and have nothing against Steve Burton, But I agree with Joel, he left to go to Y&R. I love Lucas,Brad, and Felix. THEY ARE YOUNG TALENTED ACTORS, YET WHERE ARE THEY? I HAVE BEEN A LOYAL FAN OF GH FOR MANY YEARS, BUT ALL THIS IS NOT GOING TO SIT WELL WITH THE MANY LOYAL VIEWERS. I HOPE ROBERT… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Absolutely, michael. It seems that TPTB want to sink themselves willingly. Furthermore, the young actors they do have are strewn haphazardly, hither and yon; stuck in stupid, nonsensical storylines just because. Why????? Such as Nelle, Valerie, Kristina. I do accept the fact that Kristina is somewhat confused about her sexuality—perhaps still in the experimental stage? But, to pair her with Parker, a much older woman, is lascivious to me. I would feel the same way if it were a ‘straight’ relationship. Parker looks like a perv to me,…..disgusto!…. taking advantage of a much younger, inexperienced woman. There is no softness… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Excellent points, CeeCeeGirl! Especially the part about Bobbie…yep, she was a “fille de joie de nuit,” as she so proudly chose to remind Lucy—and all of us—not much more than a year ago when she bragged of her well-honed boudoir skills as they fought over Port Charles’ version of the “Pillsbury Doughboy,” Scotty. Hence for her to be morally judging any other femme is really a bit rich….believe you me, Nurse Spencer did more than her share of dirty deeds both in and out of the sack in her GH heyday! She’s no room to be disparaging anybody on that… Read more »

Akmom
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Akmom

I totally agree!

Sandy
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Sandy

Perfectly said and you are so right on…. Makes me angry that he is hurting so many people and their jobs by coming back. I cannot like him if for no other reason than that.. Hope they realize their mistake….but by then he will have already destroyed several peoples jobs and their lives have been turned up side down.

Timmm
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Timmm

No one needs to lose a job but GH is stronger with Steve Burton versus Robert Palmer or Rebecca Budig!

Timmm
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Timmm

Losing Robert and Hayden are not crushing the show. Two bit players. Everyone thinks Steve is crippling the show. He is not. GH needed house cleaning regardless. AND, if GH needed money to pay Burton, cut Nina, the character is and always has been horrible!

Patrick
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Patrick

Why have Shelley and Frank, stopped, writing for Nina and Valentin + Charlotte? are they putting all their eggs in one basket for the Sonny and Carly Show and NOW Steve Burton ? I coulda swore I saw a blip on Yahoo… and GH is going with the twin story. blah bore blech. I kinda have this feeling Frank and Shelley are snowballing Michelle Stafford’ Nina. ALL this wishy washy will she or wont she… what’s so difficult ? this is a soap she is an actress… and character movement seems like she could have made that decision so long… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You may be right, T….Steve has a key role to play, but I don’t think he’s here to stay. He is returning to put some closure to something….don’t know what, though. LOL. The Jason Quartermaine/Morgan saga? Will the real Jason Quartermaine please stand up?????? I will stick to my guns, as wrong as it may turn out to be, that Steve is the other boy in Franco’s painting. The memory is dormant, but with Steve’s return, Franco’s memory will be jarred? Nonetheless, I would not dismiss Robert/Dillon and Rebecca/Hayden so easily. I think what “rates” a show is the character’s… Read more »

Lindaaa
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Lindaaa

WTH is going on with GH, they are letting characters go that are fan favorites, just to bring back Steve, sheesh!!

Celia
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Celia

I have a suspicion, Lindaaa, Steve is on temporarily….that is, Jason/Steve is not a Quartermaine, but Franco’s twin, borne of Heather and Scotty. Just a theory, mind you. LOL.
I can honestly say that the potental mystery intrigues me.
So, from whence did Jason/Billy hail? Did Helena have him all this time and brain-washed certain memories into him to serve her purpose? “Lotta ‘splainin” to do, Lucy….I mean Heather.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I think letting Robert Palmer Watkins go is a blunder. This couple lit up the screen and provided relief from the unrelenting pseudo-drama. Hayley Erin has rapidly grown into a fine, multi-faceted actress and she shines in scenes with Watkins. Pairing her with Michael or Griffin would both have an element of been there, done that. It’s too bad these writers aren’t willing to take a real risk and have an emotionally devastated Kiki question her sexual identity after failed relationships with men and turn to Kristina for comfort, becoming part of a triangle with her and Parker. Oh well…Long… Read more »

Lynda
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Lynda

I don’t mind the Cristina and Parker relationship at all. But I would never believe Kiki in a triangle with Parker and Cristina. I also don’t see her with Griffith or Michael . If the writers choose to revisit mother, daughter relationship with same guy than I am most likely done with the soap. I have been watching since 1964. I am looking forward to Steve Burton’s return whoever he turns out to be. Am not happy that his return is what cause Rebecca and Robert to be let go if it’s true because of his pay. I keep trying… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Did ABC ever come out and say in order to rehire Steve we have to make cuts? NO!

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I had a bit of a hot flash when i saw Kristina with Valerie…could Valerie turn out to be Bi? Or Gay

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

LOL Ghlover. That was my suggestion to Patrick on the “Parker” character page. I mentioned to him that if Valerie turned out to be bi they’d make a cute couple!

And…WHO is Valerie’s father? Now I’m thinking it might be Aunt Stella’s ex boyfriend!

Patrick
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Patrick

that would be just fine with me. I’ve always liked Valerie… another character, like Dillon , they just never write for.

I too never thought that Kiki would go down that road. I say.. whatever it takes to shake up this show.

sonny and carly, any one ?

Kevin
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Kevin

I thought Valerie & Kristina had a “moment” briefly during the Nurses Ball…seemed to be a teaser of something possibly coming down the story line road even then!

Lynda
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Lynda

I don’t mind the Kristina and Parker relationship at all. But I would never believe Kiki in a triangle with Parker and Kristina. I also don’t see her with Griffith or Michael . If the writers choose to revisit mother, daughter relationship with same guy than I am most likely done with the soap. I have been watching since 1964. I am looking forward to Steve Burton’s return whoever he turns out to be. Am not happy that his return is what cause Rebecca and Robert to be let go if it’s true because of his pay. I keep trying… Read more »

Rhonda
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Rhonda

I can’t stand that little troll Kristina and I detest her even more with that creep Parker.

Patrick
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Patrick

just an excellent post. “…Hayley Erin has rapidly grown in to a fine, multi-faceted actress ” i believe with her new job @general hospital… and her relationship with mom Ava we are seeing a more mature womanhood. Alluring is my word for this actress i for one…loved her from day 1. what a recast. it’s been a blast a marvel and beyond remarkable. ok i’m always full of superlatives. i truly hope Shelley and Frank STAY AWAY from retread and boredom with having any thing to do with Michael and Nelle. that being said… it’s just sad that the writers… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree, Patrick, regarding Hayley Erin. I loved her from day one, as well. She’s gorgeous and fits the role beautifully. She’s extremely expressive. I DON’T like her relationship with Sonny and Carly considering how they’ve treated Ava and taken Avery away from Ava…just like I don’t like Michael’s relationship with them. And, LOL, I don’t like Sam’s relationship with them, or Jason’s! All of these people have had their loved ones hurt by Sonny and Carly and somehow they remain not only friendly but loyal to them. I mean, if anyone had killed your brother, mother, father would you… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

So everyone is a lesbian now? UGG!

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Well, no, not everyone is a lesbian unless you’re counting male lesbians.

Steve
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Steve

Ugh! Same sex attraction doesn’t work that way. We’d know if Kiki were bi since the character has been front and center for 4 years. Valerie, on the other hand, has a non-defined background, so that could be explained.

Having Kiki get with Kristina would be off-putting since she’s Morgan’s sister, and Kiki was already with Morgan and his brother.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

It worked that way with Kristina, who we saw in heterosexual relationships before arriving at her present status.

dmr
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dmr

I am sad to see RPW leave because the Quartermaine Family continues to be decimated, although, we are promised otherwise. Although, I have never been fan of Kiki Jerome (or of either actress who has played her), this is a nice interview with Ms. Erin.

Sandy
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Sandy

I hate to see the Quartermanes loose one more family member. They are the backbone of the show and firing Robert is a huge mistake.. I hate that they are bringing SB back also and causing us to take sides with him and B M. This is just not good for the show…

Patrick
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Patrick

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD dang IT ! Shelley and Frank ! don’t you dare ! “… All over Twitter I am seeing that the fans think there will be a Nelle/Michael/Kiki triangle. ” Kiki has been out of the Corinthos’ pie… they are dead LEAVE Kiki OUT of this. Michael and Nelle… are the definition of BORE. and that’s aimed at Michael… Nelle is not even in the same realm as Kiki. altho… here me out… I believe Nelle has chance. Just not in this orbit. DULLARD what do you not get ? Shelley and Frank…. you are just as… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

If they do Michael and Kiki AGAIN, along with bringing back Steve Burton, I’ll have more time to catch up on Netflix because I will be through with GH. How many more boring Wonder Bread couples is it going to take for GH to realize they are NOT evolving with the times. There were riskier, more edgy stories in the 80s and 90s than there are now. *yawn* This is why they are firing good actors and letting a major family wither on the vine – a love triangle?!?!

Timmm
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Timmm

EVERY relationship with Michael is a guaranteed FF!

Steve
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Steve

How did the legacy grandchild of dynamic characters Bobbie Spencer and Alan & Monica Quartermaine turn into such a dull sap? Chad Duell shined (and won a well deserved Emmy) when he played angry Michael Quartermaine. He even made Sabrina slightly interesting until he reverted to milquetoast Michael Corinthinos. Thank MB for that. Abby and Sabrina died of boredom. Star showed a bit of promise (as a connection between Quartermaine and Lord offspring was intriguing). Both versions of Kiki fluttered. And there’s nothing there with Nell “Haze”. The remedy: Something I don’t recall ever seeing on soaps — an unknown… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Patrick…..I will assume Nelle will be front and center. I think the writers needed to boost this character or say bye-bye. So, now she’s a murderess. Wow!! ‘They’ are really going all out. This turn of events is like a bucket of ice water thrown in our collective faces…….no sense. Too sudden. And her name is actually; Janelle. Really? C’mon…. We are soooo being teased, my friend. As Nelle was ‘caressing’ the sapphires ( beautiful imitation), we caught a steely glint in her eye…great acting. However, I don’t buy it…..just trying to put doubt in our heads…..not working for… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Well, Shaybelle…..that certainly is a very catchy title. Bobbie and Alexis as “business” partners. Sounds lucratine….”filthy” rich. LOL.
I would counteract that with ” The What-not-to-do-Club”, or, “Don’t do what they do Club”.

Shay
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Shay

Hmmmm, CeeCeeGirl…Perhaps Bobbie and Alexis should launch their own “entertainment enterprise”….as past-midlife madams with a stable of like-minded cougar-mamas! LOL….Certainly enough expertise there between the two of them in that particular arena to “corner the market!”…Lol. But seriously, their “Do As I Say Not As I Do” shtick has gotten pretty tiresome….In terms of our club name? How about “Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead Doing That?” Sounds about right….

Celia
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Celia

Hmmm. What if the fiance is not dead ??? What if he washed up in Marrakech? Wouldn’t that stir up a hornets’ nest…..!!

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Right, Shaybelle? I really like Bobbie, but since Nelle arrived, I have so much antipathy for her hypocrisy; I want to smack her upside the head to remind her from whence she hails. LOL.
What do they call a bordello these days? House of ill repute? I don’t know if Alexis fits the category, does she? But, Bobbie certaily does.
I could tell you so many Italia, out-of -this -hemisphere hilarious adages my husband’s grandparents are wont to throw around, but I can’t repeat them….besides, the “catch” would be lost in translation. DOUBLE LOL.

Shay
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Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! I’ve never been much of a Bobbie fan…probably because I remember her all too well in her so-called prime and her antics were not admirable…Believe you me, she “outnelled” Nelle on many an occasion! (Beginning with her outright hatred of Laura and her numerous attempts to undermine her, which is how/why Luke was initially brought into the picture! It really wasn’t pretty!) Hence her much-touted “metamorphosis” into a now-purportedly respectable member of the GH medical community has never particularly rung true for me, most especially given her recently past rounds of rumpy-pumpy with Scotty whence she glowingly… Read more »

Mateo
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Mateo

Hayley Erin has grown SO much as an actress. I am very pleased with the power she is portraying now. She has her work cut out for her while playing with the Queen of all Daytime – Maura West. I mean, I would just walk around set trembling if I got the opportunity to work with her. There are only about four actresses in all of daytime TV who compare to Maura West and for Hayley Erin to stand toe to toe with her is impressive. Sad to see Mr Watkins go. I think it’s wrong to send another Quartermaine… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

You are correct, Hayley and Maura are gold and I’m sure Hayley would say how much of an honor it is to act opposite Maura. The things you can learn and it is showing up on screen.

Nikky DiPietro
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Nikky DiPietro

We already saw Kiki and Ava fight over a man, we don’t need to see it again. We’ve already seen Kiki with Michael, we don’t need to see that again. We need to see Kiki and Dillon’s future. Something fresh and new! Killon has so much potential, it’s terrible to cut that short. It’s a terrible decision on GH’s part to let Rob go.

Celia
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Celia

I agree. I would not look forward to round 2 of mother and daughter having the same love interest, Nikki.
I cannot see anyone else with this Kiki, other than Dillon….can’t think past that.
And, please, I beg the PTB; not Michael!!!! Spare me!!!!!
He and Nelle are a couple made in heaven. No spunk, no spice, no life….
Giant mistake letting Robert go.
I do hope the door is, at least, left ajar for both Robert and Rebecca B.

Shay
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Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl! It would have probably worked better to get rid of Michael and keep Dillon instead!!!! Really, that hybrid Q/Corinthos kiddo just has no charisma whatsoever, regardless of with whom he is paired…although he’s at least a darn sight better with Nelle than that ever-bland Sabs! (Their duo was snore city!!!!) But, of course, given this character’s ties to the sainted Sonny and covetous Carly, his continued presence on the GH canvas is carved in stone….God forbid those two witness the departure of yet another cub from their familial lair…the bellowing lamentations would know no earthly bounds!

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Agreed, Shaybelle. But, please….no Morgan, albeit I do think he’ll sneak up on us.
If only not in the form of Craig. …..gives me the weebie-jeebies. Too full of himself….no humility.
If Morgan returns we will need to wear earmuffs—-tamp our ears somehow—-more Sonny and Carly on the horizon. I do not look forward to that rejoicing hoopla.
My only consolation ( I do realize many do not like Ava for her life of crime) will be that Ava did not contribute to his “death”.
What can I say? ….I am a complete and utter fan of this lady.

Shay
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Shay

Oh, CeeCee, I’m just so completely bored with all things Port Charles at the moment….such little joy and excitement to be had…and retreading a tired, unimaginative character like Morgan certainly won’t add an air of festivity to the overwhelming spirit of ennui that has befallen this once great soap. What to do, what to do??? Well, first, I am waiting to see exactly what the big Burton unveiling entails….for the sake of the show, I really hope it’s something fantastic and shocking, because it is sorely needed….After that, I say keep the cast cutting going…there’s still far too much totally… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Celia,
I AGREE, no more mother and daughter fighting over the same love interest. I am not a fan of Kiki, so the less she is on-screen, the better, IMO. Also, no more Michael and Nelle air time is needed-BORING!

Celia
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Celia

@dmr. I know, dmr….but, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if ‘they’ went there and repeat history when it comes to Ava and Kiki. Griffin seems to be championing both mother and daughter, but I do believe he’s ‘leaning’ toward Ava. I think he has the hots for her. Ha!! LOL. Valentin will play a massive role here—there will be the typical battle of THE two forces, good and evil, butting heads and the clashing of shield and blade. What we will see are the obvious foils here: Valentin and Griffin. I’d like to see that….what the writers could do… Read more »

Denise Daniel
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Denise Daniel

GH is making all the wrong decisions. The ylet Tyler (a Cassadine) go, they let Budig (a Webber) go and now RPW (a Quartermaine) go yet keep useless unwanted failures with zero ties to GH–Nelle, Nina, Amy, Jordan,Griffin,Oscar. The loss of one of the very few Quartermaines is very hurtful. Jean & Shelly gave an interview about wanting to build up the Qs and fill the house up with family so I’m sure this bad decsion came from Varni and/or Valentini. Viewers want to see characters & family that we’re invested in not newbies. The very week they fired RPW… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Life goes on. I like Hayley. She has grown. I want her away from Freako, Crychael and Griffoon! ALL three will pull her character into a downward spiral. If Steve Burton is a different character, some say a doctor, I would like to see something happen with those two. A mentor into med school and then fall in love.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, yeah, T. I caught up with all episodes….finally. The return of Franco leaves me scratching my head….not too appetizing. I simply do not wish to endure going back and delve into his childhood through his stupid paintings. This will be another Julian theme/excuse, ” the devil made me do it”……well, in Franco’s case, the growing tumor in his frontal lobe made him do it????LOL. …..on and on and on about the paintings, with Elizabeth—barf!!! Then again, it is said that ‘mad’ artists do their best work duting one of their insane episodes. ….look at Van Gogh, the eccentric Michelangelo,… Read more »

Lee Lee Spencer
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Lee Lee Spencer

I like RPW a lot in this role, and am very sad that they fired him to keep William DeVry. Yes, bringing SB back took much of the budget, but they did not let RPW go until after they came to an agreement with WD.

Lee (Phyllis)
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Lee (Phyllis)

I love GH but firing RP so another actor can come back and had previously left on his own?? Really? I don’t agree with tat at all! Also, What a mistake to fire Rebecca (Hayden) she’s a great actress, and just when she and Finn finally had a great story going. Keep Robert and bring back Rebecca .

Steve
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Steve

I’m still not convinced that a Dillon recast announcement isn’t forthcoming. Someone with a soap background (i.e. Blake Berris)

Timmm
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Timmm

I vote for Blake Hood.

Phil
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Phil

It is starting to feel like a chore to watch this show! I am so not a fan of Rebecca Budig and Robert Palmer Watkins being fired in favor of Steve Burton returning and Alla Karot joining the show! I know it is an unpopular decision, but I would rather see Dillon and Hayden on the screen than these “new” characters! If Burton turns out to be Jason I will be disappointed! His portrayal of Jason was so one note! Felt the same way about his character on Y&R to be honest! Hayden and Dillon should stay and the Karot… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Phil, you are so right. I was at home last night having a quick dinner and I turned on an episode from last week (haven’t watched in weeks). It was SO boring and after about 30 minutes, I just turned it off. I also watched a little of the episode of where Monotone Sam interrupts “the meeting” and basically gets Jason shot. Just SO stupid. I think Steve Burton will return as the head of a new family that wants control over The Dimpled Don’s territory. Boring and Boring. His return will only magnify the two idiot narcissists (Carson) and… Read more »

JK
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JK

ANOTHER HUGE MISTAKE…G.H…….LOVE THIS ADORABLE COUPLE……MISTAKE AFTER MISTAKE……..

Jimh
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Jimh

All for Steve Burton…so Jason had a twin…when AJ caused Jason to be in the hospital he was switched with his unknown twin who was kidnapped at birth for whatever reason…and years later switched for whatever reason..so who ever did the hospital switch how did they know that Jason would be in the hospital and have the twin right there to make the switch..did someone cause the accident years ago that AJ then isnt really responsible…meanwhile, Sonny and co can forgive Sam for shooting him because she had a medical condition that caused her to shoot him but they werent… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

The twin switch could have occurred at the hospital or in the ambulance. There probably was not time to change them prior to the accident as I believe Ned was in the driveway when they drove off. Having AJ not be responsible would have been a great storyline if he were still around — a total game changer. However, as he must be a fool to justify Sonny, they probably wouldn’t play that beat. The Sam/Franco anology might not move Sonny, but could impact how Billy Miller’s Jason (or Mason as many online are now calling him) accepts Liz &… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

As always, Jimmy, you are very discerning. What you say makes complete sense. I cannot see the two Jasons as twins. Jason number one ( Steve) is visibly much older than Jason number two ( Billy). For what it’s worth, I did say that Jason 1 and Franco are the twins. I wonder….. In retrospect….. Perhaps that painting he and Elizabeth ( the double mirror-image of the boy, Franco , as a child) were discussing has meaning……could it be a buried memory in Franco’s mind? In that case, I take back what I said to Timmm….LOL. If the story does… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Franco is in the equation, jimh. They didn’t introduce that painting of him and his “imaginary friend” for nothing. I’m curious to see if Burton is on for long term or they’re just building it up like they did for Stone who was on for about ten minutes, or Lee’s death which was discussed for a small part of one episode. They definitely like to create buzz/hype. Seems strange if Steve Burton is coming back full time; I thought he had a problem with the commute and that’s why he left to begin with. And, he started a restaurant and… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

One other OTHER thing … if Steve Burton is staying, and turns out to be Jason’t twin, NOT Jason, then perhaps it would screw with Sam’s head because he would look like the “old” Jason. Interesting…

I’m still trying to figure out where Franco fits in but he does.

su0000
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su0000

GH is doing some strange stuff..
Is it the better or worse?
Time will tell.

I am 110% for new energetic Young writers with modern media ideas and.
I would clean house; in with new out with old, and rejuvenate GH ..

but– it is what it is 🙁
I doubt there will be change for the better good.

Ava and Kiki are a good matchup ..
I fear for Kiki/Hayley ,, With no Dillion what presence could Kiki have that would do her well and not be let go, also…… perhaps her relationship with Franco will give Hayley a stronger presence minus Dillon.

Linda
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Linda

Kiki with Franco-no no no! He’s too strange. I’d like to see her try to get back with Michael and give Nell some competition.

Steve
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Steve

In her time on the show, Kiki has been with Michael, Dillon (his cousin) and Morgan (his brother). If the character stays, there’s no current available male character in her age bracket.

su0000
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su0000

Why does Kiki need to be paired up?
there are millions of happy single people.
being free is not a bad thing.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

She’s in her 20s; Griffin is probably in his 30s. That would work.

Patrick
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Patrick

” Hayley Erin; ” I am Devastated ” with you ” Robert Palmer Watkin , is one of , if not , the best newbie . when any show… NEEDS male characters .. especially offspring of veteran and core familial. WHY DO THIS ? Shelley and Frank are so dense dull and without character. hey… this is no lovefest. this stinks and let me tell you … Shelley and Frank “your shit stinks too ” whew that was good Hayley : “… I love us together on and off camera. ” MF : “…you both worked very hard to develop… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

This is a stupid move! Not only is RW talented, not only do fans love Kiki & Dillon together, not only do we need this Q in the house, but we love him with Ned too as brothers! WTH GH?? Stupidest move ever. I don’t get this one. I get the Rebecca Budig one – her character was never a fan favorite from the get go, but this is stupid … FOR WHAT? To put us through another Kiki/Ava/Griffin re deux? Who wants to see that? Mother & daughter sharing the same man. Or Kiki falls for Griffin while Ava… Read more »

jules
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jules

You know – they never found Morgan’s body so maybe they will bring him back and Kiki will have her man again.

Ces
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Ces

oh geez, I hope not.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Haha…I think they are going to bring Morgan back, Ces. I actually liked the character (and Bryan Craig) so I’m fine with it if they do. And if it gets Carly and Sonny to change the subject it’s a win-win! Even so, I’m hoping they do a reversal on Dillon and keep Robert Palmer.

Celia
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Celia

Everything you said, Ces.
Missed you, Ces…..missed your subtle sarcasm. Have you watched Days, lately?
“Hey, Doc ” is in full swing….through the institution’s vent, no less.

Ces
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Ces

Hey Celia! Ha! Haven’t had much to comment about lately on here. Missed my MF buddies on here like you too! 🙂 No, I haven’t watched Days since after Bo died; just couldn’t get into it again. LOL funny @ Doc, please don’t make me go back. @Rebecca, yeah, GH is making a big mistake letting RPW go; he fits in so nice with the Q bunch. I didn’t mind Bryan Craig, actually liked watching Morgan but I’d have for the C family to have gone through all that grieving for nothing. Sometimes the character should stay gone.

Jimh
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Jimh

Why is that vent even there…it doesnt really serve any purpose except give John and Marlena a way to chat…i keep thinking John will break it open, call thru and reunite with Marlena…lol

Celia
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Celia

I know how you feel, Ces….
As far as I can see Ron has not “straightened” Days out. At least, not my satisfaction. But, that’s just my opinion.
As with GH, Days has too many wounds. It will take a master doctor with magical hands to please me. No pun intended. Ha!!!!
Thanks for replying….I really do miss your comments….

Ces
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Ces

I miss them too! 🙂
GH needs some help. I guess they think Jason and/or Sonny getting shot every other week is exciting stuff. Not sure if this story is making way for Steve Burton’s return; can’t say I’m looing forward to that either.
Idk… I tune in but nothing to write home about. Kinda wishing Sam would go crazy again!
No one seems to have original storytelling anymore. Sigh..

Celia
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Celia

Yeah….I agree.
I don’t know if the “exodus” of actors is due to the “resurgence” of the great Steve Burton, LOL.
But, I would not be surprised if Robert Palmer were let go to make room for Morgan. Unfortunately for moi, I prefer Dillon to Morgan.
How can Kiki possibly handle two suitors….you know, being in pre-med and all.
Did Kiki go to College? As much as I love Kiki….this is “kinda” ridiculous.

Ces
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Ces

Kiki is pretty damn advanced I tell ya! Very believable! Guess it helps to know people in high places! I am digging Jim DePaiva; will Kiki start crushing on her Mentor now? Haha.. not sure what they have in store for her but I hope they reverse their decision and keep RPW!
Also, never understood Steve Burton’s appeal.

Celia
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Celia

@Ces. You and I both, Ces….Steve Burton is a far cry from “da man”, in my opinion. I am only acquainted with his Dylan ( Y&R). He was dubbed Robocop for a rason. However, at the end of his tenure, I was left with my mouth agape….he made a complete turnabout. He was emotional….something which Dylan had never shown before, and from what I understand, neither did Jason Morgan…hence the name “stone cold”, I take it ? Yet, I am not among those Steve-swooning females … I do feel that Steve is returning to prove that he is either Jason… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

LOL, again, Ces.
Sam does her best work when out-of-her-mind, crazy!!

Ces
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Ces

Missing cuckoo Sam already! Bet KM does too.

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Yet another case of bad judgment by those involved in GH casting decisions. Letting Rebecca go was a huge disappointment. They’ll probably hire some dancing bears and clowns, considering how bad their judgment is.

Maybe they have Steve Burton in mind as her new “love interest”. I for one lack enthusiasm for him returning.

One suggestion: Someone needs to start doing drug testing on those in charge of casting of what’s become a disappointing drama.

Susan
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Susan

I am very upset about GH letting Robert P Watkins go. First they let Hayden go, who had a fantastic storyline, that was just heating up, then Frank Valentini, says it ended naturally. No, it did not. She was pregnant, engaged, and Finn and her, were just buying a house. They were getting rid of Hayden and Julian at first. So they could pay the big bucks, to bring Steve Burton back. Then Julian resigned his contract, so they blindside, rob, and let him go instead. We did not need Steve Burton back. He willingly left on his own, and… Read more »

AJ
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AJ

Well I quit GH when I got bored with it, probably around season 46. I came back for the 50th Anniversary and stuck with it. I’m on the verge of saying goodbye again. I’ll give the new story surrounding Steve Burton a shot, but if it’s not FANTASTIC, I’m done. Too much quality TV out there. I try not to be critical of GH. Firing of Rebecca Budig was unfortunate, but I felt the character wasn’t that great. I’d be fine with other firings too, but to get rid of the only contract Q (Michael isn’t really a Q in… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

It’s hard to understand after actually doing it right this time – taking it slow, developing their relationship and letting the audience get behind the coupling – that tptb would throw away all that correctly done work and ax Robert. With their renewed focus on all things Sonny and Carly (and here comes two Jason’s) despite rating’s history indicating where that got the show in the long term, it seems like GH is self-sabotoging.

mike
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mike

Watkins was great as Dillon one of the very few Q’s left. This is a mistake by the powers that be.

su0000
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su0000

Dillon was never written strongly into the Q family as an active Q.
He had no purpose as to saving the Q legacy..
He should have been head of one of the Q holdings doing Quartermain stuff.
The writers failed to Q him ..

jules
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jules

What’s the difference between bringing bringing Michael Easton back 2 times as different people and bringing Steve Burton back? We accepted that, the thing is that the character that Steve played for years was a beloved part of GH. He left before and came back and no one seemed to have a problem with that. I know I was glad he came back and I do hope he comes back as Jason. Billy Miller is no match for Steve as that character and the character needs to be revived along with Sam because that’s just getting stupid. Whining, weak and… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Why hello there, Jules! And right on about Steve Burton….so much ado over him when we don’t even yet know the precise nature and duration of his return! Definitely a wait-and-see attitude is in order! As for the Kiki/Dillon thing, yes, they were a cute couple and Robert made for a pleasant-enough Q, but the fuss over his unexpected departure is becoming a bit overblown…This show has been on such a downhill trajectory for so long, that a good housecleaning is definitely in order….keep it coming, I say! In terms of Morgan, I really hope that he stays “dead.” I… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Double LOL, Shay…. something must be wrong with me….I never found “Morgan’ good-looking…nor inspiring. I don’t think he is “all that”…. at least, not my kind of “hot”…. ….yes, Kiki has come a long way. I did not welcome her, at all, when she first joined GH….I wished for KA to have stayed. But, it did not take me long to “get into” Hayley….love, love, love her now. She is perfect… With Dillon gone, I agree with you and su0000 …..Kiki will do just fine without a guy, for now; wait for Dillon ( he may return) …..just throw herself… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Morgan is the female version of Sabs. UGGG!

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Good to know I am not the only one who hates Morgan.
Sonny’s kids Morgan and Kristina are awful kids, spoiled, petulant and boring.
I have hope for Avery because she has an interesting mama.

jules
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jules

Can’t stand Morgan. I would always fast forward past his scenes because he was just unbearable to watch. Hope he stays gone and am getting pretty sick of everyone talking about him everyday too. Now that Jason (Billy) is in a coma it makes me wonder what role Steve is going to play. Will Jason (Billy) wake up and remember that he is someone else and in walks Steve as Jason. Is there going to be some connection to Franco since they are showing pictures with him and another little boy. Where’s Heather when you need her? On another note,… Read more »

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

It may not be a coincidence that Robert Palmer Watkins was let go right around the time that William DeVry(Julian) agreed to a new deal.Also maybe GH wants to recast Dillon and letting Watkins go was a casting decision and not a financial decision.

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

You’re next, sweetie! 🙂

JMER
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JMER

It’s just bad news upon bad news upon MORE bad news for this show.

Scott5
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Scott5

I hate this show. Bad news after more bad news. I hope ABC execs are happy with their decision of continuing this show as the Sonny, Carly, Sam, and Jason hour. Too bad the vast majority of fans are tuning out. Barely above 2.3 million. Lost 170,000 viewers in the last ratings. I was one of the hundreds of thousands who tuned out earlier in the year.

Ann
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Ann

I hate to see Hayden and Dillon go

Steve
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Steve

Wednesday’s episode was a perfect example why they should keep RPW. In just a few scenes of Dillon with Nell, there was so much more chemistry than the year’s worth of scenes with Michael.

Cathy
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Cathy

Since I don’t know what is going on behind the scenes, I can only speak to what I see on the screen. And letting RPW go while keeping CD as the incredibly boring and charismaless Michael, is crazy. It defies all common sense. I just can’t believe it. As much as I am not a big fan of the return of Burton, I highly doubt this has anything to do with him. I think this is a behind the scenes thing that we just aren’t going to ever get the real story on. But man, the viewers are the ones… Read more »

clb
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clb

Was starting to like the Dillon/Kiki pairing. And losing Budig is another mistake. Hope Steve Burton is worth it.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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