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GH's Kirsten Storms On Exit Of Julie Berman, Jack Wagner, Maxie's Pregnancy & The Nurses' Ball!

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General Hospital is getting ready to celebrate with its fans next week when the show turns an astounding 50 years old!  Access Hollywood caught up with one of the fan favorites in Port Charles, Kirsten Storms to talk all things Maxie in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

One things that is certainly difficult for Kirsten, is the departure of her GH closest pal Julie Marie Berman (Ex-Lulu), who filmed her final scenes with Storms.  Kirsten told  ‘Access’ on Julie’s exit: “I actually got to have Julie’s last scene with her, which was so emotional. We could barely look at each other. It was great. She started a few months after I started. So I really do feel like my entire General Hospital experience has been with her. I feel lost without her now, but I know we have a great actress coming in (Emme Rylan) to pick up for Lulu and we’re just going to keep going with the story lines.”

Kirsten also has gotten the opportunity to work with her on-screen bio-dad during GH 50,  soap icon, Jack Wagner as Frisco Jones.  Fans have loved Kirsten and Jack’s scenes together since his return to GH.  Kirsten related,  “I love working with Jack. I was definitely nervous when I first worked him!  My mom watched him on Melrose Place when I was growing up. But he’s amazing. Talking to him, he has had a lot of crazy life experiences, and we have been able to put some of that stuff in to our scenes with each other.  And, I love the dynamic between Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and Jack.  It’s been really cool to see them together.”

As far as keeping the secrets to the upcoming Nurses’ Ball, Storms revealed, “Our boss Frank Valentini (GH EP) strikes the fear of God in all of us! (Laughs) They have been going to a lot of lengths to change the cast names on the scripts, so it doesn’t get out with who is coming back, but we all respect the show.  So we are all doing our best to keep our lips shut about things!”

The big question though remained! Will Maxie tell Spinelli she is pregnant with his baby? Or, still give it to Dante and Lulu and pretend it’s their child she has been carrying?  Kirsten expressed, “I don’t know if we are going to get the resolution that everybody is hoping for.  I think maybe some fans may be satisfied,  and I know some people are going to be disappointed, because there are people on both sides of this situation that want Maxie to tell the truth, or don’t want her to.   I have no idea what is going on, and they have not told me.  I hope I get to keep it.”

Now below, watch Kirsten’s video interview with Access Hollywood, then let us know, if you hope Maxie tells Spinelli that the she is baby is his, and she gets to keep it? Or, do you want Dante and Lulu to raise the little bundle of joy?  And, have you enjoyed the emotional scenes between Frisco and Maxie?  Weigh-in!

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Yes! Spixie should raise their own baby. Spin wants to be a father and deserves to know he is going to be one!

I AGREE GET ELLIE OFF SHES TO MUCH LIKE SPINILLIE ITS SICKING LET MAXINILLE HAVE THERE BABY

Jack and Kristen have had some of the best father/daughter scenes iv ever seen lately on a soap. Hope J.W. makes future visits to the show if not staying but it would be better if he could and would stay but ill settle for occasional visits which is better than nothing. I feel Maxie will at the last minute decide to keep the baby. Maybe Ellie, instead of possibly going Britch on us, will learn about the baby and tell Spinnelli which doesnt necessarily mean he’ll dump Ellie for Maxie…at least for awhile.

I hope spin never has to be with Maxie again..
She was terrible, gawdawful hurting him, she tore his heart out ; poor Spin..
Maxie does not deserve him.. Hope I never see them as couple, again..
Spin was her lap dog..

RUN SPIN RUN!!!!!

Maxie needs to tell Spinelli the truth, they belong together anyway. Lulu and Dante will get a child somehow.

nawww lol Spinelli and Maxie are a terrible couple!
Maxie runs shotgun on poor sweet Spin..
I treat the gophers in my yard better than Maxie ever treated Spin..

Spin and Ellie are a perfect match ,,

I agree that Maxie treated Spinelli terribly. BUT she was young, fickle and didnt know who she wanted. Now she does. She has learned along the way and now is carrying hid child, the child he WANTS to have. You and I both know she will keep the baby, and when he finds out its his, Ellie will be history. She loves him but they have a fundamental difference in wanting children. This choice along wirh religion and money matters jave ruined many couples. Better they find this out now than later. We will see who is right. Maxie is going to tell Dante the truth, I believe next week.

Starr should become Serena Baldwin
Tood should become Paul ( Tracy ex husnand, Dillon’s father)
John should be Caleb after some therapy with kevin Collins 😀

They need to leave Starr with Michael they are so cute together, I agree John should be Caleb but Tod needs to go.

Love Kirsten! Really looking forward to seeing how this baby storyline unfolds.

Kirsten –

I miss you as Belle.

This is: currently: my favorite story-line.

Jack Wagner, is impressive.

His stoic, delivery.. is sexy!

he’s leaving it to us… viewers… what to think about Frisco. and it’s sizzling… to imagine… well, maybe not… ie: a matter of choice… however… it’s catching to respond.

you can see… the chemistry… the understood LOVE… Felicia and Frisco.. have. the underlying schematic… he’s “restless”, for adventure… and not entirely about Love.. settling down. sounds obvious… but…it’s a mother’s trial… she’s not undone by knowing LOVE w/ another.

Mac.. is that good guy… like Spinelli… that I root for.

it’s with age… you have that picture…. and you let go…. ie; when Felicia and Anna… turned the page… (the picture over)… they released that pharamone.

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has Maxie dissed Spinelli too far gone? Yes… had their been no child?

it’d be amazing to watch Maxie… GROW. graduate from child to Woman. honest revelation with her being.

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Finally.. acting… for Kirsten to revel in….

Jenn Lilly… was Kirsten… and now… Kirsten can capture her back.

Thank you Maxie… for standing your ground… and to your “father” …. You Love Mac.

watching Maxie make those baby steps…to maturity…

Frisco needs to go and so Mac and Felicia can get on with their relationship.

Love her! Maxie and Kirsten Storms are just the best. Her scenes with Jack Wagner were some of the most memorable for GH 50th Bring him back full time!

I hope Maxie remains front and center for a long time.

Love Maxie and Kirsten!!! Totally a SPIXIE fan!!! Hope she tells Spinelli and she keeps the baby!

Absolutely adore all the scenes with Jack and Kirsten… they are doing a phenomenal job and I wish there were more!!!

Hope she tells the truth & keeps the baby, but I will be happy either way!

I think Maxie and Spinelli should have the baby. ( sorry cant not spell)

I’m in the minority, but I really hope Dr. Britt was wrong and the baby is Dante and Lulu’s.

me too

Oh yes! I agree!

Hope Maxie & Spinelli get back together & keep the baby. Also love to see Frisco back. Hope he stays or at least comes back from time to time.

On a negative note: hate the Roger Howarth,Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson situation. I love Todd, Starr & McBain. I heard that PP was impossible to deal with. Doesn’t surprise me. I love both shows but this is a lose/lose way to resolve- or not resolve this issue. Now we have the GH actors being forced to play different characters while OLTL re-casts the roles.

I want Spinelli and Maxie back together also! Since he wants to have children in the near future and Ellie doesn’t want to have children at all!

I AGREE

Frisco if he wins her back, will go charging off to save the world and leave her again. Its what he does, and who he is. He loved his girls but he left them for Mac to raise and be a father to them. Its not biology that makes a parent, its the one
in the trenches, there day in and day out, being there. Frisco is the dasing, romantic, still sexy bad boy

We all have one in our history but rarely do we marry them cause we know they dont last!

I think Felicia should stay with Mack! Frisco can’t stay in one place for very long! He never did. Mack alway’s has Felicia’s back! He is true blue ! He adores her & Maxi, who he raised not Frisco. Felicia told Mack & Frisco that she loves them both! Who will she pick to stay with??? I think she will pick Mack!

Maxie will give up Jackal Jr. & the truth will be revealed @ the most inappropriate time after Dante & Lulu have had some quality bonding time with the new baby. That’s how soaps work. Sidebar: hope one of the 3 departed/returning actors will be the missing Q heir.

THAT MIGHT BE STAR

Why don’t RC WRITE FOR SAM AND MAXIE?

I DONT UNDERSTAND IT!!!!!!

THEY WERE FRIENDS……..

I’m really tossed up in the air about the baby that Maxie is Carrying. So we will just have to see how it turns out..I’m actually on both sides. However when Maxie had her Sonogram and Spinelli accidentally walked in She was just about to tell him and Ellie walks in (So uncool)

tell everyone one the dam truth I hate her for what she did to ellie I want ellie to beat the crap out her once the kid is born she deserves it and dante and lulu turn on her then find out what brit knows and whats shes doing I want ellie to hook up ith matt hunter patricks brother Jason cook we all know tony killed lisa niles maxie is a bitch she trated matt like shit and I want her gone from gh

bring matt back for ellie im pro matt and ellie

Bring Matt back, period. He’s an amazing actor and easy to look at, too. Get rid of the oltl’ers because they’re pointless.

Yes she needs to tell Damien it’s his baby. And she should keep it!

I think Brit will grow a conscious and tell that she implanted herself with Dante and lulu’s embro. And maxie tells the truth about her baby. So donte and lulu get there baby and maxie gets to keep hers.

I think Britt is having LuLu and Dabte’s baby from one of the embryos so LuLu will get a baby and Macie will keep hers.

I am so hoping that Maxie will tell Spinelli, and that they become a couple and get to raise the little girl.

I love Maxie,she should tell Spinelli,but not get back with him.She treated him like a dog,but when he met Ellie,she wanted him back. Britt should tell Dante and LULU that the baby she’s carring is their’s.I hate her,will Patrick’s wife ever return.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Dante is Shot as Jason Reveals Himself

Just how was General Hospital going to reintroduce the character of Jason Morgan to the canvas with the highly-anticipated return of Steve Burton in the pivotal role? Well, why we don’t have all the answers, the show wasted no time, and Burton first appeared at the beginning of the Monday, March 4th episode.

In story, while Sonny (Maurice Benard), Selena (Lydia Look) and Ava (Maura West) are at the warehouse, they are facing off with the FBI and the PCPD when John (Adam J. Harrington), Anna (Finola Hughes), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Chase (Josh Swickard) et al show up.  Meanwhile on the roof, a man kneels over a skylight window who pipes up with, “it appears they are late to the party.” It’s then revealed just who the man is talking to, and it turns out it’s JASON!

Meanwhile, John and Anna are questioning Sonny and Selina on what they are doing in the warehouse. Selina says they are planning a poker game. Next, the man with Jason aims his gun at Sonny. However, Jason messes up his shot, but the shot rings out. Inside the warehouse everyone scatters about. They realize the show came from the skylight.

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Jason tells the other man they’ve been compromised and need to leave the location. Below, in the warehouse, Dante thinks that he and Chase can get onto the roof since the shooter didn’t see them. So, Dante takes off with Chase to find the culprit. In the meantime, John orders a CSI unit. Next, Chase returns and says the building is all clear and Dante is pursuing the suspects.

Now on the pier, Dante catches up with Jason (who’s back is to him) and the other man. Dante orders them to freeze. While the other man gets away, Jason stays put and Dante orders him to turn around slowly with his hands up. Dante is shocked to see its Jason. Confused, Dante says, “What the hell?” Next, the other man returns and fires two shots into Dante’s chest.

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As Dante goes down, Jason runs over to him. The other man calls Jason “Jacobs” and tell him to leave the cop to die. Jason tells the other man to go to the planned site and he will find another way out. Next, the man attempts to fire at Jason who is hovering over Dante, but Jason shoots at him first and takes him out.

Back at the warehouse, Ava sees a bullet hole in Sonny sleeve, as John says that it confirms that Sonny is the intended target. John and Sonny stare each other down due to their dark past.  It’s clear that Sonny doesn’t trust John and vice-versa.  Anna tells Sonny she is not out to get him and doesn’t want him to die. She adds that Sonny, “Must have had an angel on his shoulder because she doesn’t see how that sniper missed from this range.”

Chase returns to the warehouse having dropped everyone off at the PCPD, but says Dante hasn’t checked in with him. Sonny looks very concerned, as Jason is looking very concerned over Dante’s body.

So, what did you think of the first episode back for Steve Burton as Jason Morgan? Will it be revealed that he has been infiltrating this organization to save Sonny? Does Jason not know his true identify? What do you think is going on?  As for Dante, will he pass out from his injuries and not identify Jason was even there on the roof with him? Comment below.

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Steve Burton Confirms ‘General Hospital’ Head Writer Switch Changed Jason’s Comeback Storyline

General Hospital viewers will see today, Monday, March 4th, the beginnings of the return storyline for Steve Burton and his character of Jason Morgan.

Just how did the recent head writing regime change at GH alter the plans for story for Jason’s comeback? As had been rumored, seems plenty. Back on January 22nd, it was revealed that Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor had been replaced by Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte. At that time, Burton had already signed-on to return to the daytime drama for the first time since being let go towards the end of 2021.

Speaking with Soap Opera Digest, Steve confirmed that what we will see on-air is from the new head writers and that the direction of the story changed, “So apparently there was a whole different story planned and then the head writer switch happened and then they kind of rebooted (the story arc). I know Patrick (Mulcahey, one of the new head writers) a little bit, but I really know Elizabeth Korte (who was promoted to co-head writer).”

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Burton added, “There’s no one in the building that loves that show, knows the history of the character, and is invested in it 100 percent than Elizabeth. There has never been a more deserved promotion, ever. Once I know that she was (one of the head writers), I was like, ‘Oh, this is gonna be good! I cannot wait.’ And it has been exactly that. Everything has been amazing.”‘

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In addition, during an Instagram live on Monday with his podcast and comedy show partner, GH star, Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Burton also commented on the upcoming story arc which brings Jason back to Port Charles. Steve expressed, “The story is not going to disappoint. The scenes are super deep. Frank (Valentini, EP, GH)  and the new head writers took some time to really think this out.”

Burton, being a longtime veteran of the soaps, said Jason’s return is not just isolated to be about him. “Great story on daytime should involve a myriad of people across the board and where it effects everybody,” he shared. The popular fan favorite feels that this story delivers on all levels.

So, what do you think about the head writer change and how it prompted the plans for Jason’s return? Comment below.

 

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Jason Cook Recalls Landing His Soap Roles as DAYS Shawn-Douglas Brady and GH’s Matt Hunter

Daytime fans remember Jason Cook when he became wildly-popular as Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo’s (Peter Reckell) son, Shawn-Douglas Brady on Days of our Lives from 1999-2006. He later made a brief return in the role in 2015 for the series 50th anniversary.

After departing DAYS, Cook was offered a role on General Hospital as Dr. Matt Hunter, the younger brother to Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) from 2008-2012. However, during his time on the soaps, and after, Cook has been focusing on his behind the scenes roles and passion as writer and a director of feature films.

Last week, the Michael Fairman Channel welcomed Jason, along with two of the stars of his latest film, Four for Fun, Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-AMC, B&B, GH). During the conversation, Cook revealed his continued admiration for the soap medium and the actors who work in it, and how it came to pass that he landed his parts on Days of our Lives, and then on General Hospital.

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Cook spoke on becoming the on-screen son of soap opera’s most iconic couples, Bo and Hope: “I auditioned for Fran Bascom. She was the Days of our Lives casting director at the time. I was never a great auditioner, I don’t think. She made me feel really comfortable. I remember that screen test. And then, I remember when I got the part, I was actually working at a company at a desk job. I got the call at work and I just screamed, and at the time I didn’t quit my job. But then, I got that contract when I was 19-years-old and it totally changed my life.”

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But, was Jason aware how key to the show being Bo and Hope’s son would be? “Yeah, my older sister was a fan of the show. She definitely let me know that I better not mess it up, because I was gonna ruin her favorite couple,” he shared. “I remember she printed out the family tree and it looked like a physics diagram. It was so complicated. A lot of detailed work went into it. But, I was excited.”

After being a known entity with a large fan following, eventually Cook made his way to a new role on General Hospital. Jason explained, “GH was fun. That was a situation where Brian Frons (ex-ABC Daytime President) brought me over there. I just told him I didn’t want to be like or want to do Shawn. He’s like, ‘Well, what do you wanna do?’ I said, ‘How can I screw things up around here and shake things up?'”

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From that conversation things began to formulate. Cook revealed, “We started talking about the TV series House. I think in soaps, there’s an assumption if you’re going on a show that everybody wants to be the hero. I was like, ‘I don’t want to (be). I want to screw everything up.’ And then, they wrote it in that Matt Hunter burns the hospital down within like six months. I was like really proud about that. The other part that I loved about that character is that Matt, and his older brother Patrick (Jason Thompson), were both neurosurgeons. And if you (an actor) resigned your contract (with the show) you go to Patrick, you see Patrick. And if you don’t resign your contract, you see my character, because my character was going to kill you every time.”

For more on the interview, make sure to check out the replay of the livestream conversation below with Jason, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young.  Now let us know, did you enjoy Jason as Shawn-D and Matt on GH? Do you hope someday he might return on-screen to the soaps? Let us know in the comment section.

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