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GH’s John J. York On If Cody Turns Out to Be Mac’s Son: “It Would Certainly Change Things, and Would That Be a Good Thing or a Bad Thing for His Family?”

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From the looks of it, Mac Scorpio (John J. York) is certainly questioning whether it could just be possible that he is the bio-dad of Cody Bell (Josh Kelly).

Mac was not-to-pleased to learn that Cody was supposedly the biological son of Leopold Taub and the late Dominque Stanton.  After all, Mac was romantically linked to Dominique while she was in a loveless marriage to Taub.   Back in the day, after all the turmoil that Dominique endured including being committed to Shadybrook, thanks to Taub, she was reunited with Mac only things went south when Holly Sutton (Emma Samms) was around.

Clearly, Cody arriving in Port Charles has a lot to do with figuring out his parentage, especially after he has already had an altercation with Scott (Kin Shriner).  In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, John J. York weighs-in on what would happen if it turns out Cody is Mac’s son.

York expressed: “It’s like a puzzle that he’s putting together in his mind, thinking about what his own relationship with Dominique was, thinking about what a bad guy Leopold was.”

John also added, “Mac has a lot of questions.  At this point, he doesn’t know anything for sure.  But if it was true, it would certainly change things – and would that be a good thing or a bad thing for his family? Mac Just doesn’t know.”

So, do you think Mac is Cody’s real father given the timeline?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Since they’re clearly trying to force Cody down our throats whether we like him or not… and by this Devil’s reading, most of us do not…. then Port Charles #1 rule of course is… “mysterious newbie HAS to be related to a core character somehow”.

Well, we know Dominique is his mom (assuming he’s telling the truth about anything) and that Katherine Bell was his adopted sister. But they’re both dead, and neither is likely to return. Nor is Leopold Taub… whom Cody assumes is his father.

So we need a living relative. Technically Serena is his half sister, but she’s not likely to return either. (Apparently only interested in saving European whales)

By process of elimination, that leaves the only other man in Port Charles (other than Scotty) who knew Dominique in the biblical sense. And that would be Mac Scorpio.

And with Mac as his daddy, look at all the extended family he instantly gets as a result. Felicia… Maxie… Robert… Robin… Emma (if we ever see her again)

Not a bad trick for a pointless character who nobody would ever give two shakes of a demon’s tail about, if he weren’t related to anybody.

You have my blessing here, my friend. The character is not only pointless but seems incapable of any facial expressions beyond staring and/or being totally pleased with himself. Poor Britt/Kelly, trying to bring some energy to their deadening scenes.

I tend to agree.what bothers me is this going back and forth, which we’ve seen a million times, with the girl falling for the guys charms in the end anyway. That’s what I feel is happening with these two, with all the sparring, he’ll win her over.

I feel the opposite. I don’t understand how Kelly is being directed for those scenes. It’s a time-honored tradition that in that sort of Sam-and-Diane style bantering/bickering there is a lightness under all the cutting remarks that she is not providing. I think Kelly is fantastic in general but find her off-putting in these scenes while Josh seems like he’s trying too hard, if that makes sense. They haven’t found their balance yet, in my opinion.

Violet & Sonni.., I think we’re all finding the story direction inconsistent. First, I thought Cody was another spawn of Faison. Then I thought he was manipulating Britt for some unknown nefarious purpose. Now he might be Mac’s son? Frankly, I’ve lost interest in all the possibilities.

The only way a good story can come from it__
If Cody is Faison’s son and that would get dr O in a twitch and Britt would have a brother..
Faison was an awesome character and missed, he brought the thrill and drama…. If Cody is lackluster Mac’s son = a sleeper.

Hi Su, the fist time he was so inquisitive with Britt got me wondering if he was indeed, Faison’s son, otherwise why all the interest and then questions about Peter. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, right?

the arrival of Josh Kelly has been a good thing. I hope he is around for a long time

I love Josh Kelly’s character on GH! I hope he is Mac’s son.

I think josh is great! I have found myself really enjoying the episodes he is in. I hope he is there long term.

Was this actor brought in to fill the void Steve Burton left. If so,it is failing. Why did we need another “new character”? Why couldn’t ABC use the money and recast Lucky or bring back Dr. Steven Webber?

What’s the point of this character. Still dont care for the character even if he is related to the Scorpios.

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.


However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Hammon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kate Mansi on Her First Scenes with Eva LaRue: “It Was So Tense and Uncomfortable, Which Was So Fun For Us.”

This week, General Hospital viewers have witnessed the arrival of Eva LaRue as Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia. When Natalia blew into her daughter’s life, she also caught Kristina (Kate Mansi) in bed. The next moment, Mansi and LaRue played the awkwardness of the scene.

In the story, and at that point, Natalia apparently didn’t have a clue that her daughter is gay, so finding Kristina is her daughter’s room was puzzling to her.

Kate Mansi spoke to Soap Opera Digest on her introduction to soap veteran LaRue, who has appeared on All My Children as Maria Santos and won a Daytime Emmy for her role as Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless.

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“She just came in like such a freaking pro,” shared Kate on LaRue. “She was so good. It was such a funny first introduction for our characters – it was written so well and it was so tense and uncomfortable, which was so fun for us.”

The two actresses instantly created a bond. As Mansi explained, “Right away, we were doing these funny one-liners back and forth (between scenes). Blaze said something like, ‘Kristina is more than my friend, she’s my partner,’ and then they’d call, ‘Cut!’ and Eva and I would look and each other and we’d be like, ‘She means writing partner,’ or she’d be like, ‘Yeah, yeah, she means producing partner, right?’ We were just dying laughing.”

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On Wednesday’s episode of GH, Natalia learned Blaze was gay, but isn’t quite believing her, thinking she had been somehow influenced by Kristina.  In the key scenes, Blaze tells Natalia that Kristina is more than her friend. She’s her girlfriend. Blaze asks if her mother heard what she truly said, and Natalia claims she did, but then starts cleaning up the place as a method of trying to cope with what she just heard.

Things get testy when Blaze says, “Kristina and I…” Next, Natalia cuts her daughter off, firmly saying, “There is no Kristina and you!”

So, did you enjoy the tension-filled scenes between Kate Mansi and Eva LaRue? Are you liking where GH is heading with the story of a disapproving and religious mother, trying to come to terms with her daughter and her girlfriend’s sexuality? Comment below.

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Maurice Benard Reveals All My Children’s Lee Meriweather and Daughter’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

At the beginning of the latest episode of General Hospital star, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos) State of Mind series, he delivered some heartbreaking news with a purpose.

Kyle Oldham, the daughter of former All My Children star, Lee Meriwether (ex-Ruth Martin), who previously made a guest appearance on Benard’s show, returned for a new interview which will be coming soon.

During their conversation, Oldham shared that her beloved mother has Alzheimer’s. Sadly, according to Benard, Kyle also revealed she has been diagnosed with the disease as well.

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Maurice expressed, “We talked about her mother and having Alzheimer’s and it was an amazing interview. And then Kyle said, ‘I gotta tell you something. I have Alzheimer’s.’”

Apparently, Kyle has agreed to come on State of Mind, periodically as the effects of Alzheimer’s take a hold of her to help educate others. “We decided that she was gonna come in … she was gonna call me and tell me as she progresses,” Benard shared. “She was going to come in again so the audience could see with their eyes what Alzheimer’s does to someone.”

Benard’s guest for this current episode of State of Mind was Vernee Watson (Stella, GH), who along with Maurice, was part of the Alzheimer’s storyline on the ABC daytime drama series that saw Mike Corbin (Max Gail) eventually pass away.

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As for Lee Meriwether, not only is she known for her role on AMC, but also for her roles as Catwoman in Batman: The Movie, and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, and for the television series, Barnaby Jones, the New Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters to name only a few.

In soap operas, Meriwether was cast in The Young Marrieds years prior to her time on All My Children where she replaced Mary Fickett in the matriarchal role in the Martin family. She played the role from 1996-99, 2002-03, and 2007-11.

Meriwether’s daughter, Kyle Oldham, has been an actress and spokesperson herself through the years. She appeared on The Price is Right for over 14 years until she couldn’t anymore after going through multiple surgeries in her adult life.

You can check out the full episode of State of Mind with Maurice an Vernee below.

Share your thoughts on the sad news of both Lee Meriwether and her daughter Kyle Oldham, battling the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in the comment section below.

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