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GH’s Katelyn MacMullen Weighs-In On If Michael & Willow Will Tie the Knot

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During an appearance on ABC7 Chicago, General Hospital’s Katelyn MacMullen (Will0w) chatted on the importance of her current leukemia storyline and the need for bone marrow donations.

In story, Willow is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant to save her life, especially after finding out her biological mother, Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) is not a match, and after doctors had hoped that they could use the blood and cells from her newborn baby to treat her illness.

MacMullen expressed how honored she is to be a part of this storyline given the fact of how so many people are affected by cancer.

Later in the interview, the question is posed that Michael and Willow’s wedding is near, and if the duo will tie the knot, not only given her character’s illness, but if the truth were to come out the Michael has been undermining his father, Sonny and trying to take him down.

Katelyn responded with: “I have no idea how that’s going to turn out. Honestly, we don’t even know if the wedding will happen. We have to see what happens with Willow’s state of health, and I’m truly excited.  I have no idea what’s going to happen.  I’m excited to see how it’s all going to unfold. I’m sure it’s not going to be messy.”

So, do you think Michael and Willow’s wedding will happen? Will they tie the knot? Will Willow survive? Will Sonny be the one who finds out the intel on Michael and destroys his wedding day? Share your theories in the comment section.  But first, check out the segment featuring Katelyn below.

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Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. The horrifically bad writing has sucked any life out of Willow and Michael’s story line. Willow lies on her deathbed and instead of embracing love, she’s consumed with hatred for her biological mother. She easily forgives Carly for her lies, and worse yet, easily forgives Dis-Harmony for prostituting her out to a cult leader who repeatedly raped and drugged her. But no forgiveness for a woman with whom she’s shared a few disagreements. Willow’s face seems to be frozen into forever-resting-bitch face. The actress is wonderful but the poor writing has left most viewers devoid of any feeling for her character’s predicament. Michael is even worse acting like an overgrown brat, angry at Daddy for finding love with someone not Mommy. Baby Wah Wah’s tantrums are just childish and silly. He claims he’s waging a Cold War against Sonny because of his criminal life-style but that never bothered Michael before. In fact, Michael has begged his step- father to allow him to serve a role in his criminal enterprise. Michael and Willow will go down in history as being one of the worst soap couples of all time. I don’t think they’re romantic in the least- just a couple of stiff-lipped, joyless, uptight hypocrites.

I tend to agree with you. The writers have ruined Michael’s character. Back in 2014, when Sonny murdered Michael’s father AJ in cold blood … Michael was angry for like 5 minutes then due to writers always propping Sonny, Michael easily forgave him.

This current vendetta that Michael has against Sonny rings totally hollow because it is based on Sonny really doing nothing wrong…which is a switch!!

Michael’s anger at Sonny would be MUCH more justified if he would include the fact that Sonny murdered his father at point blank range and has never shown an ounce of remorse.

Let us not forget that Sonny is NOT Michael’s father. He hung AJ on a meathook and forced him to sign over parental rights!

Michael was horrified at what Sonny did to Dex … Which was basically a repeat of what he did to AJ. If that was even referenced it would makr Michael’s anger much more l palatable and relatable.

But as written ..Michael is simply pissed that Sonny left Carly and took up with Nina. Like that’s Sonny’s worst crime? Come on!!

The writers have made Michael look like a petulant man child. If Michael would voice his disdain for how Sonny kidnapped him as a child, murdered his real father, and eas the reason Michael was raped in prison as a young kid … His anger might hold some weight.

Like every storyline, this one is designed to prop Sonny. After 30 years, is this ever going to stop????

I am absolutely DREADING the tributes and outpouring of love and the stand alone episodes that are going to be brought forth later this year when Maurice Benard celebtates his 30 year anniversary on the show!! Guaranteed it will be a bigger deal than the upcoming 60th anniversary of the show!!!

JJ & All…We should be going back in that history, and have a bad word or two for the writing team who introduced in Sonny and have since made his a legacy family.

This revisionist history really has to stop….

First of all, AJ died (the most recent time) primarily because ReRon was a petty little bitch who got in a fight with Sean Kanan and took out his personal grudges on the character. Wasn’t half as bad as what he did to Tony Geary, but don’t even get a Devil started on that one…

Second, AJ was in Ava’s apartment, because he figured out that Ava had murdered ConKate and was letting him take the blame for it. Fair enough, that would piss me off too. Though it was really stupid of ConKate to write the letters “AJ” in her own blood, which led to the confusion. “Ava” is only one more letter, so she should have been able to manage that. Which was the first thing I told her when she arrived in Hell.

And just as Ava had murdered ConKate to cover up for her brother Julian, she then pulls out a gun and attempts to shoot AJ with it. Only the gun was apparently a $1.98 WalMart special and it jams up on her (ironically the same thing happened the other day when she was trying to shoot Ryan)

AJ then loses his temper and attempts to strangle Ava at which point Sonny walks in and picks up Ava’s gun, with the round already chambered. The gun goes off. Did Sonny even actually pull the trigger? Who knows?? If he did, he thought he was “defending” Ava. Whether or not she deserved to be defended is entirely another matter. But in any case, Sonny didn’t shoot AJ “in cold blood”. Not by any stretch of that definition.

All of this is irrelevant, because AJ actually survived that single bullet wound, and was – by all appearances – on the road to recovery in the hospital when he suddenly has a cardiac arrest and dies. Now of course ReRon just wanted to get rid of him, so there was never a follow up as to the actual cause of death. Logically, I suspect Ava tampered with his IV drip, injecting either a drug or merely an air bubble, because AJ still knew she murdered ConKate, and well… Ava can’t have that!

So those were the first two murders Ava got away with. Then there was Morgan… though he’s probably not actually dead. She has to share credit with her sister Olivia, of course. Her bomb “killed” Morgan, but it was Ava’s fault he was in the car. And most recently, Nikolas… though again, we aren’t 666% sure he’s dead yet. And she would have killed Ryan too, if her horrible luck with guns hadn’t resurfaced again.

Now on the other horn…. the crypt sex after AJ’s funeral that resulted in baby Avery… well, you have to blame Sonny & Ava equally for that, of course! And yet…. that episode still isn’t as disgusting as this whole Nina business.

Oh, Satan, Satan, Satan—-I understand—-you’re Beelzebub, so of course, having hot and heavy, dirty sex between two people who hated each other, on Holy Grounds is just peachy. Of which Nina business do you speak? There are so many. The worst was Avery’s birth—-But, you see, Satan, her excuse was temporary insanity? LOL

The “Nina business” I’m referring to is what happened in Tricky Dick Nixon Falls, and the fact that sorry mess didn’t end when Whiny Heiny torched that stupid empty bar. Sonny allegedly got his memory back, but he couldn’t get rid of her. That – along with them throwing Jason under the bus for the second time in less than a decade – has really damaged the last 15 months or so of “General Hospital”. Along with all the newbies like “Cody” and Austin’s skinhead cousin Mason Jar (or whatever his name is).

At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if a cancellation announcement comes shortly after the 60th anniversary.

Believe it ir not, Satan, I agree with you—The Nixon Falls “Saga” was pretty vexing—yet, the little mean imp ine was glad Nina “stuck” it to Carly—who had had the hots for Jason for decades ( from what I gathered) . Oh, she just had to marry him to save the “business”– Be that as it may, it could have been a platonic marriage, or at least, give it a much longer time before entering the boudoir.
Peter? Yeah—what a fruitless inconvenient storyline. He wasn’t even interesting, as Faison was—whom I liked ( I know, I’m twisted??) LOL
Sonny did regain his memory–it is a standard in soaps—you fall, you hit your head and abracadabra your memory is back!! That’s a good thing because I am liking Sonny a tad more than before the idiotic fracas. So, I “kinda” feel rewarded.
Yes, Jason was kicked in the arse too many times and what did we get? Cody—holy cow!! What is his purpose? Just lurking in the shadows craving money and Mac as his father?
As far as “Mason Jar” LOL, I have a theory. He will be blackmailing Ava via Austin. My question is: Has Austin been an accomplice all this time?

So true! Although as an RN, I must submit that had Ava merely injected an air bubble into his IV line, AJ would never had succumbed to such a fate. (Seriously, needs to be a large amount of air into an ARTERY to inflict fatal damage.) Please, dear Satan-O-PC,do not succumb to such rumors! I am sure our dear Ava injected a potassium solution to our “dearly” departed Allan Quartermaine, Jr. This would have assured a quick but painful death for the poor dude. (Or was it Carly with the injection, who last saw him prior to his demise?)—— Your Beloved Lilith

Well said.

Michael/Willow are so boring together, I legitimately don’t care what happens to her. The cheating storyline ruined her for me. I knew Millow was always the plan, but they could have written it better without destroying her character and retconning Chase/Willow like their relationship meant nothing. While Willow’s somewhat okay on her own, she’s insufferable with Michael. She has adopted the self-righteous and sanctimonious attitude of Michael and Carly. I’ve never been able to like her the way I used to, when she was first introduced.

GH needs to start moving these storylines along. I love Chase/Brook Lynn, but this Linc storyline is stupid. Wrap it up already, so Chase can get his badge back and reunite with Brook Lynn. He wants out of the whole singing thing, but he’s hanging around longer than he planned, because he saw Linc put his hands on Brook Lynn again. Chase admitted to Brook Lynn that his first instinct upon seeing that was still a desire to punch Linc out (and, I don’t blame him). As a Chase/Brook Lynn fan, it’s frustrating. They have so much chemistry, and it’s being wasted in this dumb storyline.

Furthermore, I want Chase out of Michael and Willow’s orbit completely. Give him new friends, better friends. Chase and Michael’s friendship was ruined nearly two years ago, with the Michael/Willow cheating. It’s never going to be the same, so it feels very forced for Chase to be comforting Michael about Willow, after what they did to him. I know he’s over it now (since he’s been all about Brook Lynn for the past year lol), but it’s still very contrived. I’m not buying it, and it annoys me. Michael doesn’t deserve Chase’s friendship.

Chase also doesn’t deserve Michael’s friendship. Chase is also very self righteous and controlling. That’s why he won’t be happy with Brook Lynn. He can’t control her like he did Willow.

Guest:
Are we watching the same show? Michael deceived Chase. —as did Brook Lynn. She LIED to him—kept a very important fact from Chase which impacted his job.
Chase controlling? LOL

Yes. I agree with Celia. Brooklyn was the one being a control freak over Chase’s life. I don’t see Chase being a control freak at all. Conversely, and on another issue Guest brought up, I once adored Willow, and I despised Nina. Willow was this fiercely independent idealistic school teacher while Nina,played by Stafford at the time, was a Karen-an overly and obnoxious protective step-mother. Down the line Willow left Chase and reignited her propensity to be a cult follower by following Carly and her clan. Meanwhile, Nina grew some humility, self- awareness and some mental heath. Anyway, these characters changed; some for the better and some for the worst, hence, leading people like me to change our opinions in accordance with these character developments. I have always despised Sonny but now I kind of like him. He’s changed, and when Carly asked him where the old Sonny was he basically responded that he’s evolved while she has stayed the same. Carly is in her fifties and yet, she’s stuck in arrested development. So yes, characters I once disliked, I like now. I always disliked Carly, no matter what actress was playing her. It’s all about character development.

Hey, Harry–
How I have grown since first “joining” the GH fan-group!!! LOL
I am finally able to like Sonny—I’ve come a looong way!! I have despised his everything; his entire being, in the past…..I think the fact that I now sort of see him as a victim of circumstances, of life ( albeit he chose it) and to a certain extent, of Nina ( yes, Nina LOL) makes him vulnerable in my eyes…..Not yet the heart…
Somehow, these “circumstances” made them both human.—more approachable, if that makes any sense.
I like any change for the greater good—I’m no saint, but I am not into Le Marquis de Sade, either.
I do appreciate your description od said characters, Harry. Always on cue–you remind me of Shay( miss her)—as well as Soaphound, whose satirical wit (and humor) always makes my day—wish I had your flair, collectively.

LOL. Chase isn’t controlling in the least. What show are you watching? The only controlling ones here were Michael, Willow and to an extent – Brook Lynn. Michael didn’t want to lose Chase’s friendship, Willow wanted to be a martyr, and Brook Lynn didn’t want to lose Chase to his job. The only one of these three I actually like is Brook Lynn, because she at least owns up to what she does.

Chase didn’t force Willow to marry him. As a matter of fact, he gave her multiple chances to back out. He asked her repeatedly if it’s what she really wanted, and she continued to lie to him. She told him she loved him, convinced him they were getting back what they had, and went behind his back to sleep with his supposed best friend. If she had just told him the truth from the start, Chase would have backed off and moved on. If anything, Willow was controlling the situation by not being honest with him. He wouldn’t have married her, if he knew she was in love with Michael.

Michael and Willow were very selfish with their behavior. And then, had the nerve to act all holier-than-thou when Chase was pretending to be Bailey’s father. At the time Chase and Brook Lynn would have supposedly slept together, both Chase/Willow and Michael/Sasha were broken up. Michael/Willow were married and had developed real feelings for each other. Chase and Brook Lynn wouldn’t have done anything wrong, so neither Michael or Willow had any right to act so self-righteous or betrayed. Michael admitting months later that he and Willow were wrong for their reactions, because they felt it let them off the hook for their cheating was too little too late. And, Chase was right to call him out on the fact that Michael only apologized to alleviate his own guilt.

Harry, you are 150% correct. Oh, that hate-filled expression on Willow’s face for Nina! It seems ironed-on and permanent. Such a misguided girl, typical of the Michael influence; he drains the joy from everyone around him. Hell, even Wiley’s turning into a royal pain. Don’t get me started on Carly the Conniver. She is incapable of regret or genuine repentance. Chase and Willow were the sweetest, cutest couple. Anyone who’d choose Michael over Chase deserves what she gets… but why do WE have to suffer too?

All that disdain and anger towards Willow coming from you because she won’t forgive your favorite character Nina, she didn’t chose your favorite character Chase, and because you dislike hate Carly. Chase was sweet to Willow as long as she did what he wanted her to do. He told her what she should and shouldn’t all the time. Very controlling. He can’t do that with Brook Lynn and it frustrates him so he dumped her. Chase deserves nothing.

Wrong. But since you’re a Michael fan, your bias is to be expected. Chase never controlled Willow. She however DID control him.

If fan chatter is any indication, dump them both and sign Gavin Houstin! The article about his one minute appeance generated way more fan comment that this!

Brian
I for one was very disappointed that he didn’t stay, as a new character. He could be gay or straght, I’d take him any way.

let’s both hope Gavin returns and is signed to contract

Perfectly written, Harry—Willow was truly one of my faves—now? I’ve become pretty indifferent to her. My antipathy towards her started with her cheating on Chase.
At the risk of sounding heartless and without compassion; it is hard to feel pity for someone whose heart is simmering with so much hate and rancor towards her own mother; regardless of the fact it is a newfound reality. She should have embraced all the good and the bad about Nina—-who does genuinely love her daughter. But, I guess that’s a personal thing—-Yes, it’s a soap, but cheating, avarice and spite are big factors on my list of no-nos. (Among many others) LOL.
For such a young couple, she and Michael are as sexually dispassionate as NuTrina and hot-stuff Spencer. Between you and me? Find another Trina. Shhh!!
More importantly, Willow’s loyalties are misplaced. The writers should fix things between Willow and Nina, who, I believe had the most traumatic experience a body could withstand, both physically and mentally. But, Carly, the fiend, gets a pass? I have yet to hear her or Sonny speak of their dead son, Morgan.
Hopefully, Liesl’s bone marrow will save Willow , which in turn will save us from this insipid “melodrama”…Better yet, Harry? Nelle will resurface and voilà—fait accompli.

I would like to see some good things happen. We can all use that.A wedding and saving Willow maybe something we could all use.Ive had more than my share of tragedy and drama in my life..

Celia, remember years back when “bad” Brad tried to blackmail Michael into a sexual liaison? Yeah, it was creepy but it was also the first time a Michael coupling seemed remotely exciting. His lack of warmth reminds me of the old joke, “When he opens his mouth, a light comes on.”

LOL—Michael just doesn’t seem to get it right. Poor guy? He drags whomever he’s with right down with him. As my nanna would say: what a drag!!
Aside—watching CFN ( Catholic Faith Network– they actually won an Emmy this year) —waiting to see guest of honor::Susan Lucci.
Plus, friends of my husband’s parents performed yesterday ( Saturday) –their daughter is a singer—SWEET TEA ACOUSTIC DUO—The band is amazing. Unfortunately, I’ m not liking today’s band. ( I’m so mean, right??).

All that because anger from you towards Willow’s character cause she won’t forgive your favorite character Nina. Talk about being a baby.

“Guest”
Judging by your profile name, you’re new here. Welcome. Please note we criticize the writing or acting – not those who post here. Calling another poster a baby isn’t cool.

Oh, please. Get over yourself. You’re the one getting all bent out of shape this site isn’t a Michael and Willow fansite that excuses their hypocrisy. Namecalling? Real mature. Grow up.

Ha ha! Kay, thank you. You made me laugh and that’s always a good thing.

Hey Guest! Let me tell you something…Wah! Wah! Wah!…Ahem…Now that I’ve got that out of my system, I need to say that it’s not just Willow’s inability to forgive Nina that irks me. It’s the fact that she can so easily forgive the mother
who raised her, the mother who sold her out repeatedly to a cult leader who drugged and raped her when she was a minor. Willow actually said, and I quote,” I was better off with Harmony as my mother.” Nina is a highly flawed character, I know. But due to her traumatic experience, one of her worst flaws as the result of this, is that her protective maternal nature is in overdrive. That’s what made her so obnoxious as her step-daughter’s mother and what is making her so obnoxious as Willow’s mother. She was denied maternal contact for over 20 years while in a coma so yeah, she’s going to be over-the-top as a mother wannabe who has arrived way to late to the party.

Too late to the party, not to. Embarrassing typo.

This whole Michael and Willow storyline is like the dementors sucking the soul out of me. It’s one of the worst, and most boring storylines ever on GH in the 60 years I’ve watched the show. Please put us all out of our misery.

Sassy – congrats on surviving 60 years in PC. Out of curiosity, what are some of your other least favorite/boring storylines?

Hi OG Steve. Thanks for the 60-year ‘anniversary’ acknowledgement. It’s been quite a ride. Please note these are MY impressions and comments and may not reflect those of any other fans. So just take them with a grain of salt.

I came to GH in the beginning when the storyline was about Eddie and Angie and the accident that caused her facial disfigurement. It wasn’t the most exciting storyline. Or, one that completely held my attention. However, GH was in its infancy in the soap opera genre, and it took a little time for it to gain its footing. But, I prevailed through the years and stuck with it in spite of some boring storylines. However,not nearly as many in the early days as now. It has always been my favorite soap (along with OLTL, a close second).

I wasn’t particularly enamored with the AJ and Jason car accident transition, in the early 90s. Initially, it was OK. But, I was not thrilled with the direction they took with Jason’s character. Or, with his early involvement with Carly. Blah..

There was also the majorly boring storyline when Laura was catatonic. They would show, from time to time, only the back of her head, with her sitting in a rocking chair, dismally failing to keep her character involved after Genie had left the show. She later returned to GH, unfortunately with further insipid storylines.Thankfully, her character has finally been elevated to stories worthy of her immense talent.

Initially, I liked the con-woman, bad-ass Sam character when she first joined GH and her involvement with Jax and cards from Wild Bill Hickok’s deadman’s hand. But, over the years, as an actress, she has evolved into a very boring, one-dimensional character. I previously wrote about this when she was paired with Billy Miller, whom I consider to be an exceptional actor. Her current involvement with Dante is incredibly boring, as well. She brings nothing of interest to any of the relationships she gets involved with, gradually dragging them down with her. And now, every scene with Dante nearly puts me to sleep. Her monotone voice is particularly annoying.

Then, there was Patrick and Sabrina. Boring until her violent, and unnecessary end.

And, don’t get me started on the current Anna /Valentine storyline; both of whom are excellent actors. But, their amazing skills are being massively under-utilized. Especially, Anna, a GH legacy actress! She’s a shadow of her former self. The same with Alexis. And, it would take me volumes, (much longer than this tome), to write about Carly’s character. Such a, more than 20-year, disappointment! And, Sonny? Meh! The list goes on . . .

But, I switch gears to now. Particularly over the past several years, or more. Every single storyline has been tedious, dark, angry and filled with vitriol. There has not been a single redeeming quality in any of them, except perhaps, the loss of Brando and Sasha’s baby. The holiday timing of that story, was at best, inappropriate. Even the ‘hook’ storyline devolved into a snooze-fest after the first couple of attacks. Heather has been turned into a comic book character. Although Alley Mills is such a great actress and does her best to carry off the writing with which she’s given. .

I remember in the 80s/90s how there was so much fun written into some of the episodes, and you saw the lighter side of the characters.Think Anna and Robert on Valentine’s Day when she tied him to a pillar. And, who can forget all of the hilarious arctics from Tracy. I haven’t seen that kind of humor, or writing, in the stories, for years.

Soaps have always been my go-to to be distracted from the world around me. And, right now, we need a lighter touch, more than ever. The current writers need to be either replaced, or step up their game in a huge way. We, as fans, can only take so much. We deserve more. We need a break from this oppressive atmosphere on GH we encounter each day. Inject some fun and lightness into the show, so we enjoy tuning into GH instead of turning to less healthy coping skills to get through this one hour of our day.

That’s my take on things, OG Steve. You probably wish you had never asked for my input.

Regardless, I’ll continue to stick with GH until it rides off into the sunset. You can’t say I’m not a loyal fan. Or, maybe I’m as crazy as Heather.

Sassy
I thoroughly enjoyed your journey down memory lane. I’m so glad I asked.

My relationship with the citizens of Port Charles began in the mid 70s. I’ve taken some breaks through the years, but none since a couple of months off after AJ was dead for the final time.

Of the storylines you mentioned, I came in more than a decade after Eddie and Angie. I accepted the Jason car accident because of the long term ramifications. It took me a while, but I’ve resigned myself that “Jason Quartmaine” will never return.

In total agreement on the Laura is catatonic plot and the related character assassination of Rick Webber.

Sam has never been one of my favorites, but, to me, she seems a bit more alive with Dante than her last go-round with Burton’s Jason. It was obvious the two of them no longer wanted to work together.

Disney princess Sabrina annoyed the hell out of me. The last straw was her encouragement of Michael to forgive Sonny for AJ’s murder. I quite enjoyed her demise.

I like Anna & Valentin a lot more than her and Finn (and maybe even the final version of her and Duke). At least there’s some believable romance there.

I’m really not sure what else can be done with Alexis. At first I liked her with Julian but the choking thing ruined that.

The holiday timing of Sasha & Brando’s baby was a side effect of choosing to work a real life pregnancy into story. Rumors are that Sofia is again with child. Hopefully Frank goes the large handbag and bulky sweater route this time.

I totally concur on Heather and Alley’s performance.

I relate to your comment about soaps being an escape from the noise of the real world. As frustrated as I sometimes get with the state of GH, moments like Mac killing Ryan, Felicia’s “he was still your brother” line and every facial expression of Genie Francis remind me of why I still keep tuning in.

You just said it ALL! Thank you! It seems to me that Willow despises Nina because Michael does. Yes she and Nina don’t get along, dislike her all she wants it’s fine but Willow is way over the top. To me, she’s just trying to impress Michael being Team Michael all of the time. I’ll bet if Michael forgave Nina, Willow would also in a NY minute.

While a cancer storyline has the potential to educate and move viewers, this one has fallen totally flat. Michael and Willow are so dull together. She worked well with Chase. Michael with ???

As MacMullen was included in the 60th photo, it appears Weeping Willow will survive (likely thanks to Great Aunt Liesl).

Michael is the epitome of a legacy character – connected to three core families – so I want to feel involved with character. The first time Michael pulled away from Sonny, Duell and the writers really stepped it up. Not much so this time.

OG Steve,
While it may be a plus and I have really learned a lot medically, especially with my own medical problems, I watch mainly for the entertainment value and I sure haven’t been entertained lately. I agree with everyone who thinks Willow had the best chemestry with Chase. I lost interest in Michael and Willow a long time ago, so her debatable death doesn’t much interest me. I’ve read rumors that she will pass away at the wedding. Michael is trying to stick it to Sonny every way possible for straying out of his Mom’s corral. Does he really think sending Sonny to prison will make him feel better? What about his little sister and Avery left without a daddy? I don’t think it will make him happier with them on hus conscience.

Violet
I hope your medical problems aren’t too serious.

This past week, the riveting action on Spoon Island and the aftermath of the (albeit drawn out) Portia secret made 4 out the 5 episodes quite entertaining. Those gave me hope that Chris & Dan can write good soap. Just Thursday that focused on all things Corinthos related was a notable dud.

Worked well with Chase? I think not! He controlled her. Told her what to do, and what not to do. How to think, etc. If you think that is working well in a relationship, I think not.
Chase has problems with Brook Lynn cause he can’t control her or tell her what to do.
Chase is the most dull/boring character next to TJ. All his ships are boring including his current one which get close to zero screen time.

The problem with Chase/Brook Lynn is the writers took too long to put them together. The will they or won’t they thing can only go on so long. They’re probably just biding time if they expect Swickard not to renew his contract.

Maybe we’re seeing different things. Chase was extremely supportive of Willow as she was dealing with the ramifications of Shiloh and her first baby’s death. Far from controlling too many viewers.

LOL Chase did not control Willow. He was extremely supportive of her. I don’t think the word controlling means what you think it means. lol

Chase/Brook Lynn do have more chemistry, but Brook Lynn is also a much more interesting character than Weeping Willow. Chase is better off without the perpetual martyr.

It’s difficult to really care when they have made everyone so unsympathetic most of the time and then only play them once or twice a week. The “who will save Willow’s life” story is too light to be taken very seriously, IMHO. I’ve had cancer twice and it’s been very difficult for me to relate to this story line. Sorry.

As a person who suffers from a life threatening illness myself I hear what you are saying.
Stay Strong!

Hi, Vicky,
As a mother who lost a child, I know pain—never leaves you—and, there is no worse suffering than losing a child.
I find it very hard to feel compassion for both Willow and Michael. Considering the fact that Willow is on the proverbial “deathbed”, she should shed all this hate and resentment she harbors for her bio Mom, I’m still trying to figure out what Nina did to merit all this spite—I would think she’d be more forgiving—-judgment day and all.
The writers should really think about that. Funny how no one seems to pity her. Yet, when Ava held Ryan at gunpoint, with tears streaming down her cheeks, as she spoke of Kiki—I lost it—I cried right along with her. WOW!!—-she’s such an impactful, precise performer, she puts everyone else ( especially Mrs Robinson’s and Carly’s hypocritical crocodile tears) to shame.

Thank you, Celia. I’m so unbelievably sorry for your loss. Your words about fiction reflecting reality resonates. That’s what we needed injected into the fabric of these storylines.

I sincerely thank you, Harry….
My pain is omnipresent–it’s part of me; as is my boy. But, with pain comes faith–I will never accept his death as “these things happen”–There is always a reason why God or the Fates ( whatever is out there) allow tragedies to happen. Whether I mentally hold on to that to survive or simply accept life as it comes, I hinestly don’t know. I think that Sasha’s pain of losing Liam truly delved into my heart and soul. I don’t know how she did it—so realistic—as you say, reality living in fiction and vice versa. The actress is overlooked—she’s given all these “menial” tasks, per se—now, she’s Willow’s little helper? Her skills should be put to use. So tired of Willow—
You know the song by The Byrds, “Turn, Turn, Turn”? Well, my grandmother always tells me to hold on to that whenever and whatever life throws my way–but, do it with grace.
It has been eleven years–it still hurts but now, I can smile thinking of him.
Thank you for the opportunity of listening❤️

willow will dump spoiled Michael when the truth comes out1

Nope

Unlikely. Willow is firmly in the Michael and Carly cult. She hasn’t had a spine, since she fell in love with Michael. lol

Geez, I thought they were already married!

Raise your hand if you don’t give a crap-
___ hand raised-

Right here–LOL–see my hand??

Hand Raised.

Why is there SO much hate for Willow? Years before when Nina was Charlotte’s stepmom she made Willow’s life a living hell. Then when she was going through cancer treatments, Nina starts spreading the rumor that Willow and T.J were having an affair, without.any proof!!This woman gets no sympathy from me!

Because, Willow deserves it. She’s the perpetual martyr. And, her holier than thou attitude rings hollow when she forgives Carly right away. At least, Nina isn’t stealing people’s children from them to raise. lol

Yes she did – it may have been another actress, but when Ava was pregnant, Nina held her against her will and planned to take Ava’s unborn child! Give me a break!

Hi Lew—Yes, you are right. Nina acted abominably. However, the huge difference is—Nina was off her rocker due to her nasty mother who betrayed her and her husband who had been having an affair with Ava, ergo Kiki, as the product of that affair. Anyone in that horrid setting would be driven to perfidious acts and to Bedlam. Nina never had the privilege of holdingnher babies or the joy of watching them grow—no kisses, no hugs, no love!! As Harry stated, Nina has made amends. She is a changed person who wants nothing but the best for Williw–Not so Carly—same old same old biatch!! Yet, Williw accepts her deceitful nature. As far as I can see, Willow does whatever she thinks will please Michael, the brat.
But, Willow? Carly? Harmony? They have no excuse for their “madness” and cruelty.

Agreed! Remember when Nina first came to town (played by Michelle Stafford which never would have worked with Sonny!) she was in a wheelchair & came to the park where Sam & Silas (I think) were. I felt so sorry for her, her horrible mother, etc. Ooh, just remembered-did she actually force Ava to give birth early to Avery, then stole her & went on the run with whoever Roger Howarth was playing at the time? God. Then she got with Valentine & it was pretty great-don’t rem. why they split. Anyway. I don’t really love this Nina (to me she is still Annie Dutton from GL-who me & my late mother could not stand) She still deserves for Willow to give her a chance.

Hey, Gloria—yes, Michelle Stafford would not have worked well coupled with Sonny. —I love Michelle and it took me a while to “accept” Cynthia in Nina’s “robes”.
Boy, was I surprised when the cocoon turned butterfly hit me smack in the face. LOL—-Cynthia makes a perfect Nina.
As far as that horrible episode with Ava giving birth —-I can understand how Nina’s disturbed mind worked— in her twisted way. Nina believed that it was an eye for an eye—Ava stole Nina’s husband—plus she lost her baby.
In her head she blamed everything on Ava and to a certain level, she resented baby Avery.

Willow/Michael story is as boring as Sonny/Nina story. Lack of real chemistry and poor writing have made them unwatchable. I sadly now watch GH on DVR so, I can fast forward through most of it.

Don’t like what they have done with the character of Michael. I do think Chad is doing the best he can with the material he is given. I think Cynthia is doing a great job with a very complex character. Overall I think the show is very watchable. Compare it to the very boring Y&R.

Mike,
You make some very good points. It’s the writers of course making us like or dislike a character. Remember years ago, we couldn’t stand the biased stepmother Nina and really felt for the young teacher Willow. We loved poor Michael and hated the treacherous Nell and her antics. Now, we’re not liking Michael or Willow. It’s like being on a seesaw, you just hope your partner doesn’t jump off while you’re enjoying the ride.

I agree with you, Mike, albeit I can’t see Michael give or show any more than what he already has. I think he’s at a standstill. He’s between a rock and a hard place—Willow’s illness and bringing down Sonny. I can’t see him as a super-character. He just doesn’t have it.
I’m more interested in the connection between Sonny and Dex—-something more is definitely clear to me. A long, lost son?
Then there’s Willow. Willow and Michael. What a bore. Even before her cancer. What a bore. My grandparents have more spark.
Willow. She wants Carly as Matron of Honor? Oh, brother—these writers sure have a sick sense of humor.

God! Even that picture makes this couple look so smug and sanctimonious. Who thought this coupling was a good idea?

I’ve had taken a time out for a while commenting, but after catching up on what everyone is saying on MF, it’s not so much fun reading right now Except some of the personal health stories whether ourselves, someone else’s, or those living with them right now. And the support commenter friends give each other.
I realize you have to have conflict, a good character one day turned bad the next day for soap drama and replacement actors. But I just thought maybe we (including me at times) could be more positive, or at least less critical, to each other, characters, and actors…like Willow, Michael, Trina, Nina, etc. And aa break and better example from what’s going on in the real world.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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General Hospital Daytime Emmy-Winning Directing Team Remembers Johnny Wactor: “He Came to Set Every Day with a Smile of Gratitude and a Love-Filled Hug for Everybody”

It has been a rough year and a half for the General Hospital family losing so many beloved cast members and producer, Nneka Garland.  Now, the Daytime Emmy-winning directing team has spoken out about the emotional toll it has taken on everyone associated with the show, and most recently, with the heartbreaking murder of Johnny Wactor (Ex-Brando Corbin).

The actor was shot back in the wee hours of the morning on May 25th by a masked gunman who was part of three car thieves trying to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s vehicle. Johnny came upon the scene after he finished his bartending shift in downtown Los Angeles and was walking a co-worker to their cars.

Last Friday at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, GH was named Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series. Following their on-stage victory, the group stopped by to chat with Michael Fairman TV on the Winners Walk.

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Directors Robert Markham, Tina Keller, Allison Reames and the rest of the award-wining directing team, shared in the joy of their victory, but it was not lost on them the seriousness of the moment as well.

Tina Keller expressed, “It’s been a rough year, and it’s been really rough for General Hospital recently with Johnny.” Keller, along with Robert Markham recalled what it was like working with Wactor.

“He came to set every day with a smile of gratitude and a love-filled hug for everybody,” shared Keller. “I’ve never worked with anyone who was so much light-filled and happy to be where he was. Just so much gratitude and joy and it’s a tremendous loss for his friends, his family, and anyone who loved him.” An emotional Robert Markham confirmed what Keller shared,  “Yeah, absolutely. He was a gentleman. He really was, and we’re going to miss him.”

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GH paid tribute to Wactor in the final moments of the Tuesday, June 11th episode with a title card in remembrance of the slain actor. A march in Los Angeles is scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, June 12th, to City Hall for a call for change to clean up the streets of LA from crime, to help find Wactor’s killer.

The directing team took home the gold in the Directing for a Daytime Drama Series category, in part, due to the episode they submitted surrounding the memorial of Epiphany Johnson played by the late Sonya Eddy, who passed away back in December of 2022. The second episode they submitted was when Anna’s (Finola Hughes) house was set on fire.

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Keller spoke to directing the memorial episode that was so heartfelt and raw as performed by the cast that knew and loved Sonya Eddy. “You know, it was a beautiful day to be able to pay tribute to Sonya and it was a rollercoaster all day,” shared Tina.

“We had our cast giving tributes to her and they all did such a beautiful job. It was well-written and a rough day emotionally, but it was an honor to be able to play a tribute to somebody who’s been such an important role in General Hospital throughout the history of the show,” Keller concluded.

You can check out the entire conversation with the Daytime Emmy-winning Directing team from General Hospital below. Make sure to visit the Michael Fairman Channel for full coverage of the red carpet and Winners Walk with interviews from daytime’s biggest night.

Now, let us know, what you thought of the winning GH Emmy episode submissions and the heartfelt words from the directors on the death of Johnny Wactor and the loss of Sonya Eddy via the comment section.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting death of Johnny Wactor is urged to contact LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to lacrimestoppers.org.

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