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GH's Nancy Lee Grahn On The State Of Julexis: "I Say Take The Ride"

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Last week on Friday’s General Hospital cliffhanger, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) was arrested for the murder of Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), not her mobster hubby, Julian (William deVry).  That sets the stage for more confrontation and tension for the couple known by its adoring fan base as “Julexis”.

Nancy Lee Grahn spoke with TV Insider to give her take on the state of affairs between Alexis and Julian, which has provided some very meaty scenes for both Grahn and deVry.

When asked if viewers should be optimistic that Julexis could even pull through all of this betrayal, deception, and murder, Nancy teased: “I say take the ride. I say with optimism that the story is not over yet.”

As far as if Alexis will eventually just accept Julian, murderer and mobster, Nancy added: “Yes, to pull the rug out from under Julexis is a very risky move.  But no risk, no gain. And you can’t say this isn’t interesting.  The next few weeks are wild. We’re going places I never would have imagined.”

So, do you hope Julexis continues to live on … or, do you want Alexis to dump the guy and mean it, and not turn back? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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Sam
Sam

I want Julexis ! I hate the current storyline but I loved their love story build and want it to continue!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

END IT NOW–TAKE THE MOBSTER OUT!

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

With what Julian’s been up to lately, I’ve quickly grown to dislike him. For a ma to think his wife should stand trial for a murder they both know he committed is clearly pitiful. No way should she do anything but move on from him.

What I do like is that Sonny seems to be stepping up with concern for Alexis after he wrote her off a couple of weeks ago. If he helps her out, it shows some character, unlike Julian. How can any of the kids be ok with what’s going on? This will cause more of a divide between them and Julian and the girls have been slow to accept them.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Alexis knew what she was getting herself into,,,she like Carly have become Skankster Molls-lol…she shouldnt be surprised by whatever her murdering thug of a husband does!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I know… right ?

it’s a little long in the tooth… “here we go again” as NLG’ Alexis

is torn by her virtue
is torn by her wanton ways
vacillate so oft her moral ( lust ) and her honor (justice)

give it a break already… you are a 50 plus year old woman… who is getting it

Julian is your lucky keep… to keep your toes curling

HAVE FUN all ready

Patrick
Patrick

I must say…. it was gangsta in your face “girl”

as Julian told her in NO uncertain term

we took our vows “seriously”

Till death do us part

loom in the quake of that

Celia
Celia

Lol, Patrick….as usual; your words deliver, impress and take.
Let me tell you, the story ‘ain’t’ so long in the tooth as the protagonist.
I do not know how this couple can be salvaged. Is Julian’s halo being polished as we speak? Yup; it will probably be done….that’ll be so disappointing for some of us; but so welcoming for others. Nancy sounds as if she knows they eill be getting back together; after I re-read her comments. She intimates that this ‘mise en scene’ is simply to create drama. We should have expected. It is a soap….goes around in circles and repeats itself.
If Alexis succumbs to her husband, it will only show his power over her. Thst’s infuriating to me. But, I have no control on any compilation of amateurish writing. I hope the writing veers from the norm: thst is; patch everything up with the usual nonsense that love forgives everything. Nah! Fool me once…..As I said, give Alexis some power and her dignity back.

Harry
Harry

I never bought them as a couple so it’s not a great loss to me. I do think NLG is pulling some really amazing performances. Alexis looks absolutely devastated.
What I HATE the most about this story line is it affords little Sonny to march around acting all holier than thou and sanctimonious.
Yes, Julian killed Duke and later killed Carlos and that was horrible. However, let us face it–both men were involved in the mob and there is a certain amount of risk involved with this career choice. I loved Duke–I know he was trying to leave the criminal life but even he understood that there was some risk involved. Moreover, Duke basically chose Sonny over Anna and that was his fatal mistake.
But AJ? He was not in the mob and was killed in cold blood because stupid Sonny has impulse control issues and is a walking poster child for gun control.
Not only did Sonny feel no remorse for killing the innocent man, Michael’s father, he boinked Ava on his not yet cold body in the Quartermaine crypt.
So, for me, the worst part of this story is that little Sonny gets to march around acting all high and mighty.

Ashley
Ashley

ITDA

For me, they’re the best couple on GH!

I’m not watching GH much these days but I love when they’re on together. I’d like to see them repair all this

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Didnt Sonny always act that way…

Harry
Harry

Jim yes, he did, but suddenly he’s acting like he’s a lawful citizen.
Remember that tattle tale from class? That kid who was always ratting other people out but was secretly the worst little creep as far as behavior is concerned?
Sonny is not Fonzie. No, he’s Eddie Haskell.

Patrick
Patrick

“it’s interesting” to watch Nancy Lee Grahn… mix

I’ve never .. once… till Julian… seen a relationship… last

it rankles me to no end… when her virtue and moral compass lead

LOL

that’s my fault

i’d have trepidation too… if it was William DeVry

so we’ll give NLG a mixed bag effort… for stud muffin

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

Amen Harry! Well said!

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Eddie Haskell? Harry, once again, you slay me (and you nailed it)! If only he had half of Eddie Haskell’s smarmy charm, though!

It points out what I’ve been saying for a while now: characters like Ava and Julian (and Franco) exist to prop Sonny. If you’re going to have a mobster as the central character of the show, you have to have people around who are even worse than he is–or at least equally repellent–in order to make it work. So the main reason, I argue, that we have the (warped, sick) canvas we have is because of the decision to make Sonny the show’s “hero.” (And as a side effect, we have terrific, viable performers like Maura West and Wm. De Vry stuck in absolutely thankless, unviable roles. As performers, Grahn and DeVry have tremendous chemistry and they can both act, but in their current coupling, they can’t really go anywhere good because Julian is pretty much unredeemable, which is a waste of both performers and what they’ve created on screen.) It’s such a stupid, poorly thought out way to construct the show. Maybe ABC really has decided that it isn’t in this for the long run; that’s the only viable explanation I can come up with.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I’m with you, Harry. “Not a great loss to me.”
Too bad that NLG has to do her great emoting on a storyline that we don’t care about. Aggrandizing mobsters (and their molls) NEVER elevates the show–in fact, it just sinks it to a new low. 🙁

jaybird369
jaybird369

Harry…maybe so…but at least Eddie Haskell (unlike Sonny The Scumbag) never went around killing people.

Just saying……….

Timmm
Timmm

NLG is doing a terrific job! She really thought she could change Julian. Hey ladies, you CANNOT change a man! He is who he is and make sure you are comfortable with that BEFORE you say “I do!”

Celia
Celia

I agree, Jimmmy. I always believed this was the feeling of a schoolgirl’s lost love. I don’t know if Alexis really loves Julian, in the true sense of the word. There is lust, definitely….it is healthy in a marriage/relationship, but, it was ridiculously overdone, in my opinion.
Nonetheless, lust is so much more intense when there’s REAL love.
I think Alexis thinks she loves Julian. I also think she feels like a fool as she did all those years ago in the backseat of a car doing it with a stranger.
I am really starting to appreciate Nancy. She is at her best, as Alexis, right now. Her struggle is within herself. I do hope the writers snap her out of this adolescent, puppy-love torpor.
Please, give this character life……get rid of that lowlife, Julian; without elevating Sonny to the heavens making him look the hero, by doing so.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I see a Julianina pairing-and it would be like it Nina actually gets preggo-ugh!!!…he and Sonny dont need Gangsta Wars-they can battle to see who has the most children from every Skanksta moll in Paternity Charles!!!

Celia
Celia

@Jimh(leave it ti beaver).
Hi, Jimmy,
You know, I have had ideas about ‘Julianina’ (COOL name…LOL) myself. I think we also talked about ( I do not recall with whom) Nina finally getting pregnant by Tomcat Julian, albeit Sonny could do the job, as well, as randy and fertile as they both are, LOL.
But, I hope not. I know you are not too fond of Nina, as so many others, Jimmy. But, I love Nina/Michelle.
The possibility is definitely there.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Julianina-sounds almost Italian,,,

Celia
Celia

@jimh.
LOL. You’re close, Jimmy. In Italian, it would be; Giuliana, female. Giuliano, male; which is, actually, my husband’s name……translation; Julian. Ironic isn’t it? HaHa.

Jenna
Jenna

I really love/loved Alexis and Julian together ❤️

I have to say though, I don’t like this storyline at ALL. I loved how he changed for her, how he looked at her and loved her… It seems like that was changed overnight and I don’t like it at ALL 🙁

Please, GH, put them back together

Patrick
Patrick

I don’t know…

with the new regime… curtailing.. and featuring… to better judgment…

Carly / Sonny
Jason / Sam
Alexis / Julian

the writers seem to be trotting out… Alexis and Julian to burn and fest

honestly… of the three couples GH is headlining… I’ll take Alexis and Julian

Jenna
Jenna

I think Alexis and Julian are just getting HEAVY angst right now. At least I hope so. Couples go through this sort of stuff. But yes, Julexis are by far my favorite

Sarah
Sarah

Yes!!! I love them together I just don’t like how evil they are making Julian!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

MAKING him? Wasn’t he ALWAYS evil?

Timmm
Timmm

Yes, he was and is evil. They gave him children and tried to humanize him but he is still scum!

Haley
Haley

You know what? Alexis and Julian were my favorite couple on the show!! I dont know why General Hospital had to go and try to ruin that!! Theyre really throwing the kitchen sink at them (and it came out of no where) but i still want them! I think they had really great super couple potential. I loved how they were written as meant to be for each other. I dont get why they would mess with that kind of couple

Lauren
Lauren

They were one of my favorites, as I also really likes Nina and Franco. When I used to watch Y&R these writers were there and I disliked their “style” then. I see nothing has changed:(

Harry
Harry

All these two ever did together was have sex….and then some more sex…..and some more sex. They never engaged in intelligent conversation nor did they have anything in common other than liking SEX A LOT!
Not that there is anything wrong with liking sex as much as these two did, but damn, you’ve got to have more than an over active libido to sustain a relationship.
I never liked them as a couple and am happy it’s over.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Never liked the character nor the actor’s style–much too “tight” and “stiff” for my taste.

Dee
Dee

I want Julexis back together in a better story than this rewrite. I want the writers to stop trashing Julexis. This rewrite is a huge betrayal to the fans. I don’t care what they do, write a twist which will put them back on track of their love and commitment to each other. I’m not taking the ride, I’m boycotting GH and ABC until they fix this insane story. I’m sure I won’t be the only one. To tptb, fix the mess you created or your ratings will continue to fall. We are not going to let you destroy another pairing for Alexis. This one is a keeper for the JulexisArmy. We support Nancy & William all the way. If GH want to invest in this show then we want you to invest on Julexis and rewrite your rewrite. WE WANT JULEXIS BACK TOGETHER!

Gwen
Gwen

Julexis is my favorite couple I hope that true love can overcome

Kat Hilderbrand
Kat Hilderbrand

Alexis and Julian are too good to throw away. It’s great to have a meaty plotline such as this because it keeps the viewers watching and hopefully will help with ratings. We wouldn’t be watching if everything was rosy all the time, now would we? This is nice and soapy material for the GH viewer!

Connie Ballew
Connie Ballew

As long as they are together in the end I am in

Kelsey
Kelsey

I really the same way, Connie.

Dee
Dee

Exactly, I don’t care how they do it just make it happen GH.

Mateo
Mateo

Julian hasn’t changed at all. He loves Alexis this is true. But how long will any woman put up with the horrific behavior??? I love Alexis having her day of reckoning where Julian is concerned. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for them both

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

HE LOVES HER? When he is issuing veiled (and not-so-veiled) threats like “till death do us part”? With emphasis on “death” if she doesn’t play his game and go along with his destroying evidence? NOT MY DEFINITION OF LOVE!!!
PS And did he love her years ago in the backseat of a car???
GMAB!!!!!!

Jackie
Jackie

I loved Julexis. After a stressful day it was nice to relax and watch two amazing actors with so much chemistry give us back some love in the afternoon and escape the stress for an hour! But I have to say it does not suprise me that GH ruined such an amazing couple cause they ruin everything when Alexis is involved.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I never saw any chemistry–the actor playing Julian is much too “contained” and “restrained” to stir up much fire. I don’t see his appeal in any way.
And TPTB have compromised and “dumbed down” the character of Alexis so much that she seems on par with her lovesick teenage daughters. NOT appealing at all.

Theresa
Theresa

I want them to fix Julexis. I loved everything they were.

Timmm
Timmm

Its a soap and everything will come full circle and you will get your wish.

Margie
Margie

I’ve never been a fan of Julian or his disgusting sister Ava. Run, Alexis. Don’t look back.

Harry
Harry

Thank you, Margie–me either!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

That goes double for me–no fan of Julian nor Ava. They can be at each other’s throats one minute, ready to murder the other–and then she can leave on a trip and kiss him in the mouth. Is that SICK or what? I feel nothing for either character. Murderers do not appeal to me nor can I identify or empathize in ANY SHAPE OR FORM with them.

Timmm
Timmm

I know, Alexis is a successful lawyer, she can do better! She doesnt need a two bit thug under her roof!

Harry
Harry

and look on the bright side, without Julian, Alexis will no longer have to fight for a little mirror time.

Connie Ballew
Connie Ballew

I am hoping that it is all done to make them stronger & that we will be even more in love with Julexis in the end. Fingers crossed 🙂

Grace
Grace

They are my favorite couple ever. I’m ok with they story as long as their love brings them back together forever!

lidiya
lidiya

I hope they know what they are doing and they will be able to find a way out of this impasse

Ashley
Ashley

As I stated above, I really hope “Julexis” come out of this 🙂

Kelsey
Kelsey

I really hope that they have a way for Alexis and Julian to come back together

I loved their build up as a couple the last couple i loved like this was patrick and robin! I love Nancy and William acting together. They are steaming hot in love scene and adorable in their sweet scenes i love how adoringly he looks at her

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Adoringly? Looked like “a look that could kill” to me.

Kelly
Kelly

I know what I’ve watched on my screen for the past 3 years. The love story between Julian & Alexis was beautiful and it was real. This overnight rewrite by GH is infuriating and insulting to its viewers. This is not the same Julian, especially regarding his behavior towards Alexis. Nevertheless, it’s a soap and anything can be rewritten, good or bad (clearly!). Any character can be redeemed. So GH can rewrite their rewrite now. Julexis is the best couple on the show and too beloved by viewers to just throw away. I’d love to see an explanation on screen for Julian’s recent behavior and I would love to see Julian & Alexis work their way back together again. This is GH’s chance to write an epic love overcomes all obstacles story for them. I want Julian & Alexis back together and stronger than ever.

Harry
Harry

Love story? Kelly, this was the Story of O. I never saw any love or romance transpire between these two.

Celia
Celia

Yes, I agree, Harry. There was no love story here. This was a ‘rutting’ story….anytime, anywhere.
Once that euphoria calmed down….there wasn’t much left for Julian. Going back to his hunting ground was his diversion.
The fact is, Molly, a young woman without much life experience had the sense to set her mother straight about Julian. I still remember their argument, as Molly was folding her laundry, LOL. Alexis took no heed.
Seriously, though, In retrospect, we all think ‘I should’ve; could’ve; would’ve”. However, when one is at a certain time in her/his life, especially Alexis, who has had so many scars from past romantic experiences; should have learned not to step in muck or hot coal.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Not beautiful and NOT REAL. Julian is a MOBSTER, a deceiver, a coward–I won’t go on.
“Best couple” and “beloved”? Not by this viewer.
And, I beg to differ–this is not an “overnight rewrite”–Julian has always been a MOBSTER.

Kat Hilderbrand
Kat Hilderbrand

“Not the same Julian! AHA! How about an eveil twin, alternate personality-you know one of those true to life explainable things…. Such fun in the soap world are those explanations!

Shonte'
Shonte'

Thanks writers for ruining our favorite couple. Can you do us a favor and stop ruining a good thing. You big idoits.

Harry
Harry

That’ll get em!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Stop, lol. There was a nice way and a not nice way that Shonte could have expressed his/her opinion. “You big idiots” was very PG and cute! (I’m not being sarcastic).

Celia
Celia

Lol, Harry. That sardonic humor always gets to me!!
Whatever Alexis and Julian had/have was built on a lie. He always projected himself to her as something he was not….as someone who had changed….as someone who had left his life of crime behind. Sadly, she bloated his ego. Now, she is left with a bitter taste in her mouth and probably a sense of self-loathing.
Sure, I can sort of believe he, himself, believed it….but, a life of crime is in his DNA; so firmly embedded within his essence (as is Sonny’s) that it would be an Herculean task to uproot. I foubt these people think they do anything untoward or criminal.
Perhaps the ‘heroic’ act could be done by a ‘bigger’ man, but not a lesser man such as he.
I see Julian as a coward; a usurper who shields himself behind a woman who still lives in another life of young love and fantasy. Julian sooooo took/takes advantage of that: period!!
This is the reason I appreciate the writing surrounding Alexis. Her eyes are no longer ‘wide shut’. She is showing strength. She is fierce, yet, somewhat vulnerable.
I want to hear Alexis shout, “I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROOOAAARRR”.
I hope her hurt, her feeling of dejection are the tools needed to arm her with courage and compuction.
“Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned”.

Currie
Currie

Dump for the sake of your sanity and kids.

Soapnexis
Soapnexis

I have always hated the Jeromes. ALL of them! Alexis has never had any emotional intelligence she got what she deserved. Nancy always does exceptional work and I think ending Julexis will give her even more meaty materia

Celia
Celia

Agreed, Soapnexis. Julian is a big, fat, painful thorn in Alexis’s side.
Imagine the storyline(s) that could be had without dragging that ball and chain (Julian) around.
It seems to me that Julian is not worth much without Alexis. She seems to be the air in his lungs. Not so, she!!
Alexis can sail on her own steam. So, TPTB should just give Nancy the material Alexis deserves, as you suggest.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Soapnexis, I’m with you on that one–all the way! “Alexis got what she deserved.” YES!!!!!

Lauren
Lauren

I’m ok with the storyline as long as it leads Alexis and Julian back together! Whatever it takes thats what i want to see 🙂 🙂

Also bring Brenda back to GH

JK
JK

I have never been a fan of this couple or this long dragged on story….lets get it over!!!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, GET IT OVER WITH!!!

Melissa
Melissa

I’m just delighted that NLG is being given great stuff to play after having been back burnered for so many years prior to Julexis.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Too little, too late. Alexis has been stupid too long to merit any sympathy from this viewer.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Nancy…o-h, y-e-s!!!!! And, in Alexis’s case, the stupidity continues. BEYOND DUMB!!!!!

Take care, Nancy.

Melissa
Melissa

But I think the writers are acknowledging that the character has made bad choices. Alexis seems to understand that her choices have gotten her into this position. If they break up Julexis (and it’s hard to imagine anything less than a break-up can happen), then I hope Alexis is paired with a good guy for once. Maybe Ned?

Gail
Gail

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Julexis and hate what the writers have done to them. Nancy Lee Grahn is really bringing her all to these scenes but there was soo much other angst that would have worked for them. Julian struggling with returning to the mob because Alexis’ life was threatened would have been more in character.

Jennifer
Jennifer

They spent years building their love story, and one day decided to change Julian’s character? His love for her is one of the things that made them special. This is NLG’s hottest pairing. I hope they fix the sudden character assassination of Julian. I love their chemistry. Julexis is everything.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I don’t see the chemistry. Never have. Just forced.

Celia
Celia

I am not a long-time watcher, Jennifer….but, years? I thought julian and Alexis made love not even two years ago. For the second time. The first was in the backseat of a car.
Going right for the kill without really knowing who the person is…..well, It’s stupid and childish. Kids act mindlessly; not mature; been-there-done-that ‘older’ people. It is always the wrong thing to do.
I still think he used her.
Some people go on the same destructive joy ride, over and over….that’s Alexis.
Nonetheless, I have softened toward her because she thought she had finally found her true-blue prince.

Celia
Celia

@MeIissa.
Exactly my point, Melissa. This is such compelling writing. This is how I look at it…a bird’s eye view, without prejudice. I do believe the writers have exactly your point in mind. I did mention it a couple of times.
I think it’s genius. This relationship was never going to work. It’s only my opinion….does not make me right OR wrong!!
Why? Because the love was not built on a fundamental basis. The attraction was there….yes. But it was more like finishing something that was started 40 years ago and Alexis wanted to recapture. Along the way, she forgot she was no longer 16.
I am assuming that Alexis has never held love within her grasp….continuously elusive. Finally and suddenly, there’s Julian; a fantasy….the guy who introduced her to womanhood and motherhood, to boot.
For her sake, I hope Julian did not put all this in motion to point the finger at her. However, perhaps, this is what is needed to completely get him out of her system.

RUN, Alexis.

Lin
Lin

I guess I’m in the great minority. I never liked Julian and felt he was always using her. Yes, he may have loved her in his own fashion, but not enough to be honest. I also disliked that she had so little common sense, she thought he would change. She’s a brilliant woman with little common sense in her own life. I have never really liked them together. He is now threatening her with what- rape and other abuse. “She better be ready to act as his wife,” or something like that. I hope they do not go back together. I imagine I’ll get hateful comments.

JK
JK

I DONT FEEL YOU ARE IN THE MINORITY……NO HATEFUL COMMENTS HERE….I REALLY AGREE WITH YOU…..

Jenna
Jenna

He never threaten her with rape….

Lin
Lin

He told her when he got home he expected her to act like his wife. I don’t remember his exact words, but that was pretty obvious.

Tivette
Tivette

I’m with you! I hope NLG kicks him to the curb and doesn’t look back! Hope the spell is finally broken and she realizes that her love can only heal her and not Julian who has to be what he is…an irredeemable manipulator who never really respected her. He just gave her enough to keep her, all the while doing what he really wanted to do knowing he had no intention of being true to his word.

Lin
Lin

Thanks!

Daisy Day
Daisy Day

Agree with you. Alexis was a strong, smart woman. They’ve turned her into a spineless, weepy victim. Julian deserves to die – Anna and Sonny need to shoot him. Justice for Anna and Sonny.

Lin
Lin

Thank you!

Celia
Celia

Yes, get Julian. But the hypocrisy runneth over where Sonny ( and to some extend Anna, as well) is concerned.
And, where is the justice for AJ? We cannot demand justice for one criminal killing another criminal and turn the other cheek where Sonny is concerned when he killed the father of his supposed ‘adopted’ son in cold blood.
I love Anna, but she is glorifying a criminal in Duke. This thing about Duke and Anna is so magnified and pitiful….they weren’ t even together for the longest time. The only reason they got together for a split second, was for Ian’s sendoff.
Rediculously obvious and unrealistic.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

You’ll get me applauding your comments, JK! I’m with you all the way. You words say it all, as far as I am concerned about this forced and tortured pair.

Melissa
Melissa

The way both Julian and Sonny have treated Alexis has been awful. The “you’re dead to me” comment that Sonny made was abusive and awful. Did nothing to endear Sonny to me, a character I already could live without. Have never really warmed to the character of Julian, even when he was becoming a “good” guy. I didn’t like the way they gave him an “instant” family. And like Sonny, all his children are with different women. It’s kind of gross.

Lin
Lin

I agree!

Celia
Celia

No, Lin. We talk the same talk.
Firstly, we comment on how we feel. That’s what you did. That’s what we all do. We express an opinion. It doesn’t make us right or wrong. It does not mean we know better. I happen to agree with your comment.
I never liked Julian or Alexis, but, Alexis has always been honest with her feelings , and because of it, she fell for him headlong….including trusting him.
He, on the other hand, has always been Judas Iscariot.
Julian’s character has not been besmirched because it is a well-known fact he is an assassin, who overpowered Alexis’s senses making her a willing hostage.
Just the threatening tone in his voice and his cryptic words connote a death threat, as well. This is love?? Ha!!
I realize Alexis knew exactly what she was getting into…now she appears the victim. I hope against hope, the writers do not attach this stigma on her….not as a woman. I have actually had enough of women being victimized by men on TV. This should be Alexis’s storyline….cultivate her character by giving her some muscles.

Celia
Celia

PS.
“What tangled web we weave…..”
Will julian come forward now that his wife has been arrested for the murder he committed?
A true testament of love, that !!

Lin
Lin

Celia,
I hope she will become stronger and gain some common sense as well. She is supposedly a brilliant lawyer, but is an idiot when it comes to men. It appears from the coming attractions that perhaps he set her up. I hope she does not cave in. I certainly hope she does not go to prison for him. Never liked Julian. but i have to admit part of the problem is the same actor played a horrible man, a rapist on All My Children. I could not stand him- in fact I fast forwarded him at first, as he was mIchael cambias to me, the man who raped Erica’s daughter Bianca. In time I could see him as Julian, who is a saint compared to Michael Cambias, but still a horrible person. I hope this character leaves GH before too long.

Celia
Celia

@Lin.
Yes, Lin. Now that you mention it, I remember Michael Cambias vividly. I was a senior in High School and those of us, who watched AMC , wanted him gone posthaste.
I want Alexis to get a grip, and as yourself, kick Julian where it hurts.
I anticipate upcoming episodes with a renewed Alexis sans Julian.

Mary SF
Mary SF

As a long time soap viewer I have seen my fair share of happy couples crash and burn, so I am not surprised this is happening, yet disappointed in how it happened.

Personally I would have like to see more doubt on whether or not Julian actually killed Carlos. A nice twist might have been Kristina coming across Carlos on the run and is about to call her father, when he begins attacking her to stop her– then Julian walks in on that. Next we see Carlos dead, but we don’t know who killed him Kristina? She could have her mommy’s knife on her– Julian? But did he do it to stop Carlos from ratting him out or to protect Alexis daughter? Did he make it look like he did it, to deflect the cops from Kristina or did he kill Carlos for attaching her? That way, we could wonder if Julian is a good guy or bad guy. We would have to debate if we should be rooting for Julian, for Alexis to trust him, even if all the evidence looks like he did it or did he just kill him in the way they showed? And wouldn’t it be absolutely delightful if in time Sonny found out he OWED Julien taking the blame for his daughter or because he protected her from Carlos?

Oh well, as it, who could blame Alexis from kicking him to the curb. Who wants to be sleeping next to someone you don’t know if they will slit your throat in the middle of the night or not? Why redeem Julien only to destroy the character again? And it looks like we are heading for a Nina Julian pairing– she has him squirming, because he can’t kill her because he needs her for an alibi — so she is one woman he can’t control, so that might be fun thing to watch for a while, but not for a long term romance.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

We saw him put the knife in–can’t change that.
Re Julian and NIna–a pair, you say? Just the “ingredients” needed for a “love” pairing–one killer and one blackmailer.” What more could one want (NOT)??

Mary SF
Mary SF

I’m not saying change it, now it is too late, my point was I wished they would have made it more layered from the get go, using an example in one of the ways they could have done it. I wasn’t speculating there could be a twist in the story–

And I didn’t say I wanted Nina and Julian as a pair, but you can see that development coming a mile away, and the only thing that makes that situation palpable to me, is at least Nina is in the driver’s seat, and if done right the writers could have a bit of fun with it, to torment Julian, but as I stated as a long term romance, no way.

Celia
Celia

@Mary SF.
I know exactly what you meant, Mary. To the letter.
As far as Nina and Julian? I, also, had mentioned something way back. I could smell the coffee brewing a mile away.
For Nina’s sake I hope this ‘tragedy’ happens when elephants nest in trees.

su0000
su0000

Alexis and Julian are a very dry couple.
They don’t do anything together, nothing, they just kiss and argue.
We have a law abiding lawyer married to a crime lord, and yet nothing intriguing about them.
Their story has been uneventful/boring..
Even now the arrest and all that whole mess has been very dry of intruge, drama, suspense, that has not included in their story ..
Com’on this is GH for keristsakes not the Waltons..

Celia
Celia

In a nutshell, SuzieQ. Good synopsis.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Hey, suOOOO, you’re on the money; we agree again. “Nothing intriguing about them.” A crime lord is NEVER appealing.

Lin
Lin

I totally agree!

Jenni
Jenni

I love Julexis! Although I am not a fan of the current storyline it is giving NLG and WDV great material and they are killing it! Julian is desperate to keep his family together and protect all he did to get out and make a better man for his family and Alexis. That is where his “creepiness” lies; in his desperation. I think Alexis should love him for the man he is and wants to be no matter what, with some fun twists and turns along the way. Isn’t that why we watch?!!

su0000
su0000

Julian is head of the Jerome mob, he is crime lord and he is hardass killer.
He should be written as Julian the crime lord, that is his character,
Julian is who and what he is, he is not a pansy powderpuff grandpa!!

J&S have completely destroyed everything GH and have made GH unrecognizable..
It is like senior citizens writing for senior citizen Sunday programing.

I WANT MY LOVED GH BACK !!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

suOOOO, agree with you once more! “A harda– killer,” that is Julian described perfectly He is NOT a “powderpuff grandpa.” You got it right once again! Cheers to you!

rebecca1
rebecca1

No Su, it’s like writers writing about relationships which are a huge part of soaps; always have been. Watch The Flash, Game of Thrones, How To Get Away With Murder. All fantastic shows which I love. They have the excitement, challenge, danger, fun that you (and I and countless others like). But they’re completely different genres than GH. It’s the same reason you didn’t like Nashville, which by the way six million voices who do were heard and it lives again! But you just don’t like watching shows about people, relationships, friendships, love. A lot of people do.

I said this on another post to you; I do agree with SOME of what you dont like in new Julian,,,he lost his bad boy/tough guy edge. I LOVE his loving side as a husband, father, stepdad, brother and grandfather. NONE of that makes him a senior citizen or old/ grandpa-ish. What I don’t like is how he lets Sonny threaten him, barge into his home without throwing him out and doesn’t seem to be able to physically spa with him. Gotta get that part of Julian back and yet still reatain his loving, human side.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I agree with you Jenni!

Steph
Steph

Julian and Alexis are grat together. Awesome family ties. A true opportunity for a super couple with a modern day mixed family. Not sure why the writers are choosing to forget the Julian we saw for the last three years and give us the cold psychopath version in the last two months. So disappointing.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

“A modern-day mixed family,” eh? Sorry, but I beg to differ. No family here–just deception and treachery.

rebecca1
rebecca1

You’re describing Sonny and Carly.

Celia
Celia

Treacherous, nancy? Except that Alexis is not manipulative. I ‘gotta’ give her that. She’s honest; only foolish and gullible ….as Melissa said: she made bad choices.
Julian? Well, yeah!! I see the letter T written all over him.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I kmow WHY they did it; to throw Alexis into a moral dilemma and emotional upheaval, to show that a man weaned in the mob can’t break the “habit” or desire for power and living on the edge as easily as he thought he could. Julian thought he could have it all…lay low, be the silent power without Alexis ever having to find out. Unfortunately it’s all unravellnng. I do love them together though. Not sure if they’ll find their way back or if they’re going to pair him with Nina. We shall see…

Whitney
Whitney

I agree with a lot of the other comments, i LOVE Alexis and Julian together!!!

ugh ugh ugh! I hate what the writers are doing to them!! To me there were an opportunity to create a new super couple …such a meant to be couple they were written as so I hope the writers can find a way to fix this!! Please, GH writers!!

jeremy
jeremy

loving this storyline 🙂

Sondra
Sondra

I love julexis together!!!

They are my favorite GH couple in years and I hope they overcome all of this!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I agree with Harry regarding the absolute revulsion I feel for Sonny. It really is so ludicrous for him to judge Julian and walk around like a pompous ass as he ridicules Alexis’ and Julian’s relationship and calls Julian scum, lowlife, etc. Sonny, who many of us have already mentioned, who killed AJ in cold blood, who hung AJ from a meat hook, who tried to kill Jax, who threatened to kill Carly if Olivia died, who had sex with Ava in the Q crypt by the resting place of AJ. Sonny, who just days ago menacingly threatenef Alexis just for standing by Julian, as if his wife (wives) didnt always do the same for him. Once again, his whole attitude is sickening to watch; moreso because no one calls him out on it.

I don’t agree with you Patrick as you mentioned Alexis’ age, Crap! I had hoped we were done with this subject. Why is her age important? Is she supposed to be grateful she’s having sex at her age? Found love ar her age? The answer to both is no. She’s a woman, a person, a human being who was in love. I don’t think she thought she was in love, I think she was and still is. She wasn’t misguided by lust; she felt lust for the man she loved, as we all hopefully do.And I believe Julian loved and still loves her.

Enter Jax. I know he’ll be involved with the “will the real owner of Jocelyn’s kidney please step forward” but he is Alexis’ best friend. He’ll probably be a force trying to help her, in the same way he tried to deter Carly from Sonny.

I can’t imagine Julian framed Alexis though who knows, IF he did it’s way too much a stretch. I don’t believe he’d ever hurt her.

On another note, Alexis and Nicolas are very close. I guess we’re to assume she’s so upset she wouldnt have time to react to his presumed death? Writers! Please, it shouldn’t be that difficult to give a character several devastating issues to deal with at once…just like it sometimes falls out in life. Not one mention of it from her? She wasn’t at the gathering Laura put together? You’ve got to tie up your loose ends GH writers…

me3
me3

Julian is trash. Always has been. I hoped they would reconcile because they have a loyal fanbase but after the way he’s treated her the last few weeks I wouldn’t care if he got killed off the show or went to jail. How could Alexis ever take him back after this? I won’t respect her if she does. I can’t .

Daisy Day
Daisy Day

I disliked this couple from the beginning. Alexis needs to ask for a plea and tell all. Once she does, she can can wear a wire and go home and get a confession from Julian. Police enters, he takes Julia hostage. Sonny and Anna were hiding in the kitchen, just as they come out, Julia elbows him and Sonny and Anna empty their guns and kill Julian.
Now that’s justice!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Su, what do the other couples do that make them more interesting than Alexis and Julian? All soaps go back and forth between harmony and disharmony. Alexis is a beloved character who’s had many obstacles: her daughter slept with her husband, she had lung cancer, het mother was murdered, her sister was blown up, she had an affair with Sonny, she pushed her sister’s murderer to his death, she had a great relationship with Ned, s beauiiful friendship with Jax…all the while being razor sharp, sassy and funny. She was the sane, loving aunt and confidante to her nephew Nicolad when he was being pressured by evil Casssdines…(Where did this great aunt-nephew relationship go, writers?)
Through it all Alexis is a character most of us love and root for. Julian coming along in her life, her feelings for him weighed against his being in the mob, her frequent breakups when he couldn’t/wouldnt break free, him finally doing so because of his love for her and his kids, was all genuine. It was great in terms of a love story for him to choose her and family over “the life”. Something Sonny never did even after his sons were almost killed and his wife Lilly died in a car bomb. He never involves them in his business? He puts their lives at risk every day! And Sam? Diane? They’revall lecturing her to go against Julian? Would Sam go against Jason? Diane against Max?
So, IF one is emotionally invested in Alexis and likes Julian, their story is not boring or dry. Its’s full of angst, heartbreak, disillusionment, broken promises, anguish…internal conflict as Alexis has to turn against a man she loved so much, doubt her choices, incur the hideous wrath of Sonny.It’s husband against wife, a love unraveling. All these elements are “soapy” as they should be, as soaps have always been and should be about relationships…Watching Alexis go through emotional trauma, watching Julian try to hold on to her while at the same time faced with rhe possibility she’d turn him in, is dramatic.Now her being accused, the blood…again, soapy drama. What I don’t want to believe or find out is that Julian framed her as I truly believe he still loves her (I dont believe he ever used or deceived her about his feelings).
I like Julian. But by taking him out of the mob they made him too powerless against Sonny. I didn’t appreciate that turn…he lost his edge. Sonny beat him in front of Alexis in their living room? This is Julian Jerome!
In that sense I agree with you. But I wish they’d found a way to make Julian powerful and not easily intimidated by Sonny without trashing the ways they redeemed him.
Someone posted here that Willuam Devry’s cobtract was up and he was leaving GH. Hope that’s not the case.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Adieu already!

rebecca1
rebecca1

adieu to who? Julian?

Celia
Celia

Agreed.
Au revoir; arrivederci, and all that jazz.

Patrick
Patrick

“… like Julian. But by taking him out of the mob they made him too powerless against Sonny. I didn’t appreciate that turn…he lost his edge. Sonny beat him in front of Alexis in their living room? This is Julian Jerome! ”

this part really rankled with me

all this trumpeting and parading Sonny … how grand is he?

that’s when Alexis and Julian should have had more dialogue… to see how they should have dealt with each other

I felt for Julian… the actor himself… must have been livid to have to assassinate his own character that way

“…So, IF one is emotionally invested in Alexis and likes Julian,”

right now… it just seems like no way out of this… as it stands… we all know she’s not guilty and going to go down…. it looked like Jordan, Paul want Alexis to hang Julian

and Anna and sonny discussing theirs no way ALexis did this

isn’t she in a tizzy hot spot and languishing her mindset… LOL

I want her to get out of her comfort zone… fight for him Alexis… right side wrong side … if sonny can get away with this… then so can you… what makes your life less than ?

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Right on Patrick! Lol…I love how we all get so riled up!

jaybird369
jaybird369

I hate to say it, but (of course) I will, anyway: Over the years, Alexis (as BOTH an attorney and as a person) has done LOTS OF MAJORLY STUPID AND BONE-HEADED THINGS!!!!! Bottom Line Here: Alexis gets N-O SYMPATHY from me!!!!! NONE!!!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

like what?

jaybird369
jaybird369

Rebecca…let’s see…

1. A while back, Alexis had a one-night stand with that lowlife Sonny…which resulted in Alexis getting pregnant. Y-U-C-K!!!!!
2. Time and time again, Alexis (as an attorney) has gotten Sonny off (or whatever). MORE Y-U-C-K!!!!!
3. More and more, Alexis and Sonny act like they’re BEST BUDS (or whatever). ULTIMATE Y-U-C-K!!!!!

Rebecca…I could go on and on here. But, I won’t. N-o-p-e.

Have a good one, Rebecca.

rebecca1
rebecca1

lol, okay jbird369. All true, but we can say that for almost all the characters. Almost every one of them is a criminal, friends of, family of, married to, child of… 🙂

Celia
Celia

You bet, Jay….as we saw today, Julian is worse than Sonny, in some ways.
I could not believe what he said to Alexis when she walked in her house, after making bail and found him there…..
He basically told her he was not expecting her to be ‘freed’. It was as though he was sure she would not be let go. He should have been so excited to have seen her….instead…..
So, where’s the love? We protect those we love; not throw them to the hounds….or wolves; whatever the saying is. LOL.
Why are the writers having Julian channel a kind of Carlos seemingly on his side? Urging him to do Alexis harm? Shouldn’t Carlos be bare his feral teeth at him in anger?
I suppose he is giving himself (Julian, that is…) a reason to kill Alexis. I think it was the underlying message ……It’s kill or live the rest of his life in prison. Later.

fginaspy
fginaspy

I knew once Julian was back in the fold of mob there was going to be big changes. The changes are unfolding in this storyline. The current storyline is great to watch as NLG is fabulous to watch and she should be nominated for the Emmy as Lead Actress next year and win.

Cut and dried Alexis should be able to divorce him and move on. It never is cut and dried on the soaps. LOL My feeling has always been she should have known better. Remember she would not stay with Shawn because he was Sonny’s enforcer. This past experience should have been a red alert for Alexis not to be with Julian at all.

I want Alexis to triumph and Julian go down at storyline end. If she needs help from Jax and Sonny or whoever so be it.

Personally, I wish GH would do away with the mob. it was fine 20 years ago, but now it doesn’t appeal to the masses. It never has appealed to me.

Timmm
Timmm

In Alexis’s world, why the sad face? She has rubbed elbows with Sonny, Ric and Shawn. Its not like she didnt know how this would end? But anyway, Julian murdered someone and thats tough to swallow if your lying next to someone in bed that murdered another human. BUT, it was Carlos, a low life scum bag who killed Duke. So what, in their world. Now, if Julian would have killed Lila or Edward, okay, but stuff but Julian killed a mobster. So what!

Celia
Celia

You’re right, Timmm. I will not contradict a word in your comment. She was enmeshed with bad people; mobsters, her entire life.
So, don’t you find it interesting, a challenge, if you will, that the writers have switched lanes so suddenly? Nancy has so much to offer. Thus, the change of venue.
Julian and Alexis, as a couple, have no story left. Their story was always the same. Same beginning; same ending…..all in bed. You’ve seen it once; not much left to see. He, in his speedos. She, in her spanx. LOL.
They needed to be split up. Julian will probably go to jail, and get out on a technicality; giving Alexis the chance to get it together.
So, then, my Timmmy. I get it….I get your point….Who’s ‘gonna’ give Carlos, the dog, the time of day? Maybe his child?
What makes Duke better than Carlos? Because he had a British/Scottish accent? Because he has fans? He gave me the weebie-jeebies.
Anna is still following this ridiculous vengeance….so droll.
I need patience, Timmmy! LOL.

Timmm
Timmm

Hi Cee, you see this too often where writers switch lanes and even worse when they rewrite history. It is lazy and it pisses off the fan base! Your right though, their dog and pony show is over, either Julian will end up with Nina or Alexis will rethink her loyalties and there will be a triangle. Speaking of Nina, we see a little fire in her now. Could it be that Jean and Shelly, who wrote for Y&R are channeling RED now? Its okay, “Coma Nina” sucked. I also want her to move away from FREAKO! And again, I agree with you, why all the tears and praise for Duke? He was a thug with a fancy kilt. Yes Anna loved him but Duke isnt so different than Julian. Anna, if you have an itch, let ROBERT scratch it! Later sweetie!

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
Hey, Timmmy,
You noticed, too? Yeees!!!! I see traces of Red coming to the fore. More power to Nina. “I’m all shook up” over it. LOL.
However, as much as Franco is past history, I definitely do not want Juliass in her line of vision, either.
I really do want Julian gone, gone, gone.
Later, babes.

Celia
Celia

Oops. Ummm….that should be Julian; not Juliass. Sorry.

Timmm
Timmm

Thats okay Cee, so you like Julian’s [ Juliass] ass! Your husband might think your a “Hound Dog” baby!

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
Good one, Timmmbo.
Actually, Julian may be a cad, but he is a hunk…..killer bod. I still prefer my man’s parts to anyone else’s. LOL.

Shay
Shay

@Celia…..What made Duke better than Carrrrrr-LOS???? Grooming and a great wardrobe, bien sur! Oh, and Mr. Lavery knew how to tango!!!!!! Hahaha…. As for “Spanx and Speedos,” that one really works for me….much better than the pathetic portmanteau of ” Julexis”

JMER
JMER

She needs to superdump the guy and not look back. The Jeromes are all bad news. Ask Anna Devane. They ruined hers and Duke’s entire lives. As a Classic viewer of GH, their “love story” does not impress partly because of Jules’ history but also because of the writing this time around; it’s clear he hasn’t changed one iota, and in fact is worse, and the domestic abuse scenes do not make for an empowered couple.

I do love how it’s now cool to leave the mob for your woman because it used to be in the classic days as well. Duke testified against the mob twice to be with Anna and expressed his regret to the community, did prison time, went on probation, and paid a fine. I just think that a redemption story for Julian has never been written to make it believable, and there were horrible acts of crime that he commited in 2013-15 then again this year. For him to shoot Paget in 1990 (who Anna thought was Duke) then send the Real Duke to Turkish prison followed by his threatening to kill Anna in 2014 which effectively forced Duke back into the mob ending in his finally offing Duke again, makes me feel so much contempt for the man. This guy has become, in many ways, someone who has done worse harm to them than Faison.

I hope Anna puts him away for good. It will be a satisfying end to the Justice for Duke story, and if we need more Jeromes to be the bad guys, we have Ava and can always bring back some of the others. No loss for the show.

Rose
Rose

Love that Nancy can finally have stong material to work with. What I’ve really been interested in is seeing the way Alexis has had to mentally and emotionally move in the direction of denial to where she is now. I think her strength will eventually win out. I hope. A little sad because I really believed there was genuine love between Alexis and Julian, and it wasn’t just them “getting reacquainted” in bed, a lot. And that there was real family stuff that I think was new for Julian, and maybe he was also in denial at one point and thought he could step out of the crime life. Or is this just a way to write him off the page? Because he seems out of character in his treatment of Alexis recently.

But like a lot of other commenters, I’m just so sick of the bad guys, no matter how charming or “legit,” or who will do anything to protect their families (and fail) always seem to get away with their crimes with little or no consequences…both from the legal system or their family members (“Yes” Michael Q/C…I’m looking at you).

And It’s not just what they’ve done with Alexis. Writers have done a real disservice to Anna as well…just in other ways. I’m tired of her preoccupation with finding “justice” for Duke’s murder, and what it’s turning her into. While she might be pursuing the truth, I don’t think she’s thinking clearheaded, if that makes sense. Even though she seemed to get it when she tried to bond with Alexis as two smart women who fell in love with crooks. I must admit to liking Duke (Ian) though. And “no” to Andre, another train wreck. Luckily it’s looking like she’s not interested, but you can never trust the writers for not wanting a “love” triangle.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s not like it’s difficult to imagine… a life in the mob

where one’s mentality is that every one… is expendable

so…. ??? what

a man and/or woman… needs that – one – significant other… who is going to align themselves (ala Bonnie and Clyde) no matter what

naturally on soaps you need tension discord mayhem…. infighting…. argh!

at least GH is steering away from Sonny and Carly… for a bit

and now that it’s story time for Alexis and Julian… this is how FAST their marriage has gone down

this is a soap GH writers …. cut NLG’ Alexis some slack

if this ends up that her character decides “it’s the right thing to do” and she’s the moral compass forever and a day

and this couple flounders…

is this not just a scapegoat… for Sonny to keep doing what he’s doing… that it could very well happen to him… and he’s keeping one step ahead of the law ?

I respect what a poster said… that GH epicenter if you will… is Maurice Benard’ Sonny.

I do not think his acting is that engaging… I do not see a natural to and fro with Carly.

so… things happen in and around Sonny and Carly

it’s weird cause I’ve got to put out their… because of WD’ acting… he’s the reason I still want to hold on to this couple… at least for keeping him on the show

would he spark that much more… with Nina ? I think so… would she lessen the leash on his livelihood… or is their too much baggage with Nina wanting a child… or they forego that to see Passion ignite… because they are hot… and we’d get to see Julian and Nina in new direction

anyway…

Alexis is the right side of the law
Julian is on the wrong side of the tracks

a middle was reached

it’s weary to post too much more….

because their is a lot of untap going here… with A and J ? or their characters had that much more exploration of themselves… that we never really got to see… it went from sex to sex and backburner… and now it’s all muddled

ok rant and two cents no change

Rose
Rose

Apart rick…Can’t see Julian with Nina. Too bizarre, as would be family dinners with Ava since Nina stole her baby Avery and did unspeakable this to her.

Rose
Rose

Patrick…looks like my iPad had it’s way with your name on my previous comment to you. 🙂

Celia
Celia

Hi, Rose,
Not so out of character for Julian….he has always been a weasely snake and coward.
Do you remember when Danny was seriously ill; needing Julian’s bone marrow, or was it plasma?
Well, Julian used Danny to blackmail Sonny when he found out Julian’s true identity. He has no loyalty or holds fealty to anyone but himself.
Now, he is doing the same thing by letting his wife fry for his crime.

Celia
Celia

PS.
Sorry…sent too soon. LOL
I wanted to say that I, also, question the writers’s intention. Julian was on the path of ‘righteousness’ (lol) for a while; at least, trying….so, I am assuming that William is either leaving or, as a few of us commented, Julian and Nina are dancing around a possible relationship….of the sexual kind.
If Nina’s ‘advances’ towards Franco are any indication; she’s hot to trot. Getting antsy much?? LOL.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

C..Julian truly loves Danny and offered his blood before he knew (Sam and Alexis didn’t know either) that he was Danny’s grandfather. From that point on I knew he was capable of compassion and love. As far as using that against Sonny, that was a smart call. Julian didn’t help Danny because of that, but It was great that Sonny couldn’t kill him because of it and he let Sonny know it. Nothing wrong with that..

Celia
Celia

@Rebecca1.
Thank you for the explanation. I must have forgotten how it all went down. I really thought that Julian had been told Danny was his grandson, but would not help unless Sonny kept his mouth shut.
Needless to say, neither Sonny nor Julian is on my list of favorites. Each has committed despicable acts from which there is no return…..at least, not for me.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lol, you’re welcome. I like Julian, a lot, so I had to clear his name, at least in that instance. I’m not trying to change your mind, but If anyone really looks at this character since William Devry came on the canvas (I heard, but never knew Juluan Jerome from back in the day so his history is more criminal, dangerous it seems than what this incarnation’s been) he’s been nothing but supportive and loving to Lucas, open enough to change his original reaction to Lucas being gay, loving and supportive to Sam, saved Danny’s life when he was just a complete stranger ( as mentioned above) tried to make peace with Molly and understood why she rightly resented him and has truly loved Alexis. His desire to change for her was real, buy like an addict he fell off the wagon, not intentionally trying to hurt her. (by the way, though Molly has a right to dislike Julian for framing Rick, her father, I’m not sure she gets that Rick, a character I love too but who makes me livid as well) has done equal if not worse things than Julian. So her disdain of him and her warning her mother against Julian is frustrating…same for Christina who loves her father Sonny…etc.
By the way, we do agree on Nina and Franco. Love each of them, together or apart.

Rose
Rose

Plus Julian strong armed Alexis into defending Carlos for killing Duke when she was at her most vulnerable, mixed up state. Why? Because she’s a great lawyer. So when she says to him that the evidence against her now is a slam dunk ( with Diane as her lawyer), why does he still say plead not guilty? Why is her learned opinion/expertise good enough for Carlos, but not good enough for her own assessment of her chances? Jerk!

Celia
Celia

@Rose.
Why, Rose? I am no expert in psychoanalyzing the writers’s ‘fertile’ brain; but, the viewer is supposed to sit back and accept that which makes no sense….or just doesn’t compute.
At this point, we are to feel pity for Alexis because she is Julian’s scapegoat. Well, it’s working for me. She looked like a little lost bird chained to that table, albeit I did detect a strong sense of self and pride.
I hope she keeps it up. But, as it always comes to pass, in soaps, Julian will scoop her up at the eleventh hour and be the hero. …..expecting the viewer to forgive and forget that it was he who put her in that precarious situation to begin with…whew!!!!!! Forgive the run-on-sentence….all in one breath. LOL.

Patrick
Patrick

IT – really – is… just TIME…. for Nancy Lee Grahn character to “change”

she’s got to stray from her moral virtue that’s cloaked and daggered her persona

she’s wound so tight… that it was fun to watch her contemplate her should she or shouldn’t she… cross over… and cross that imaginary world of contempt

we never see her in the courts… as much as she’s lauded for her legalese… she certainly doesn’t have that expertise in her personal life

as for Julian ! well I will never forget that HE is the one… who murdered my beloved Carlos… so … i’m always reminded when I see him

which is neither her nor their… as much as I loved Duke… and Anna still wants his murder brought to justice

I think Alexis can accept Julian for who he is…. we could go round and round … if she loves this man… then it really is what he’s looking for…. a support system… perhaps the only one… in his life… ( just like Sonny is so reliant on Carly ) it’s just getting to that step

I don’t have hope for this couple… they differ in so many areas

let’s see Alexis “change”

did Julian try…. he didn’t succeed

all of this could have been abated had Alexis told Julian about his bloody shirt
she was hiding as evidence

so they both held out on each other

???? I guess in this respect…

Patrick
Patrick

diss : ???? I guess in this respect…

Julian and Alexis have a HUGE following… can’t deny that

I really watched as Julian was sharing with Olivia…. as she asked whats going on with you two… why are you checked in @ the Metro

he didn’t come across too convincingly when he told Olivia… “I truly loved her”

as Olivia repeats…. LOVED past present

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Patrick, it’s interesting that you mentioned Alexis is wound too tight regarding her morals because she’s been criticized on this board for loving a criminal…and blamed for being a hypocrite and going against her morals. I feel the writers read these boards and incorporate fan reaction. All of a sudden characters in the show ie Carly, Sonny, Sam, Diane etc are saying Alexis was led by lust and is compromising her values…all egging her on to do the right thing. I find THAT galling…each one of them loves Sonny and/or Jason ( Diane loves Max and they were always insinuating what a hot sex life they had…and Sonny lives himself, lol and Jason). But Alexis is “on trial” for loving Julian? Talk about a double standard…

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think your suggestions were great Mary SF and would have been a path back for Alexis and Julian. But I guess the writers wanted to throw this wrench into their relationship…good drama but I’d like to see a rekindled outcome. Not sure how they’d manage that but if Carly, Liz, Diane, Brenda, Olivia, Tracy, Sam…even Epiphany! (who did I leave out, lol) could love guys in the mob…why shoildn’t Alexis! 😉

rebecca1
rebecca1

@Rose…I still believe the love was real between Julian and Alexis; he just gave in to his impulse to get back in the business…as did Duke. Neither one stopped loving Alexis/Anna.
As for Anna, I don’t think she was sincerely bonding with Alexis…at this point she’s only interested in getting Julian so she used their similar circumstances to manipulate Alexis into talking…which is why Alexis told her “where to go.”

Patrick
Patrick

OK GH… you’ve had your “fun”

all this up in arms….

simply make Carlos alive… and Julian and Alexis CAN

and SHOULD get to know each other

LOL

argh… there’s no happy medium , here?

Anna listen to father Griffin…. and let go and find peace…

Carlos was so on the money… it was mob ties that bind…. a kill for a kill and eye for an eye

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Oh please, Nancy. it ‘s so obvious Julian loves Alexis. And, lol, he’s not going to kill her. Back seat of a car? They never said they were in love back then…they were young and had a one night stand. Attracted then; attracted now. Their attraction grew into love. Yes, love. Just because the writers finally gave Alexis a relationship again, complete with…gasp!…sex, doesn’t mean it wasn’t love. Just because this is a soap and we’re not with characters all day, doesn’t mean (Nancy, Harry)…that ALL they did was have sex. The writers rightly decided to show a middle-aged couple (yes, William is not too far from 50 so enough with the ( to the few who have said this) “he’s too young for her” he’s younger than her, but not TOO young for her) doesn’t mean that’s all they did. It’s what we saw…at the beginning. When was the last time we had a sexual scene from A&J. Not for a while. No, we saw them at home, at the Metro Court, at Crimson, discussing San. Lucas, the magazine…
If they get back together I’d like to see more of their rapport developed. Alexis has such a sharp wit and Julian plays off her well. They have the potential to be quite charming together, if given that chance.

Amy
Amy

Take the Ride!! You guys are so Good together, Alexis knew he was a Mobster just like Sonny. Goes hand and hand! Don’t stop the Love Story.

Amanda
Amanda

Plz keep them together!!!!!!!!! They make such a cute couple together.

Breaking News

General Hospital Casts ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Alum Janet Hubert As Mike’s New Love Interest

Intriguing casting news out of Port Charles on Sunday. The ABC daytime drama series has tapped former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert to play the character of  Yvonne,who is said to be a love interest for Mike (Max Gail) at the nursing home he is now in.

According to EW.com, Yvonne will end up having a connection to someone or someones on the canvas.

Hubert’s first episode is slated to air on December 7th.   Sitcom fans remember Janet from “Fresh Prince’ in scenes with Will Smith in the series in the role of Vivian Banks.

GH is not Janet’s first soap, either.  She appeared on One Life to Live as Evangeline Williamson’s (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and Layla Williamsom’s (Tika Sumpter) mother, Lisa.  The actress also appeared on All My Children as Alice Dawson.

In another twist, Hubert will reunite with Vernee Watson (Stella)om GH.  The two appeared together on “Fresh Prince”, where Watson played Will’s mother.

So does this mean that Yvonne and Stella are both going to be romantically interested in Mike Corbin?

What do you think of the casting news?  Interested to see this next leg of Mike’s story as he declines from Alzheimer’s, but may find love?  Comment below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! with Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith, Linda Dano & Maura West

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday’s night’s Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, you can hear the replay of the broadcast right here in the audio player above.

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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Soaps Lift Boycott Threat Of Daytime Emmys

In a key move to allow those performers in front of the camera and behind the scenes crew and creatives to be acknowledged for their accomplishments this calendar year, the four daytime dramas collectively have decided to lift their threatened boycott and participate in the upcoming 46th annual Daytime Emmy competition.

This comes after the four network soaps (Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless) banded together after being unsatisfied with snafu’s coming out of the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year in April, and a list of grievances and concerns they asked to be addressed by the organization that administers the Emmy contest.

Then, following an internal investigation by NATAS by the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington, DC, the results which were released on November 8th, and being in receipt of their findings, the soaps decided to move forward while still having concerns they want addressed.

In a statement from the group, a spokesperson related to Deadline, who broke the story late Friday: “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached.  However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

On Saturday, someone close to the situation said to Michael Fairman TV: “Our participation doesn’t mean we accept their proposal moving forward, we still have major issues that we will be discussing with the Chair and President (of NATAS), but as a collective whole, we don’t want to penalize our actors for NATAS’ mis-management.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy submissions began earlier this week on November 12th, with the Daytime Emmys slated to be handed out in early May of 2019.

So, are you glad that the network soaps have lifted their threatened boycott so that your favorite performers, whose performances you have loved over the last 11 months can be acknowledged for their talents and hard work? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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GH icon Genie Francis chats with Michael Fairman about her return to the soap as Laura after being taken off-contract earlier this year. Leave A Comment

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  • AVP: “Seriously? Another new face? This show is in the toilet!
  • elm1951: “sorry as much as i love janet hubert mike does not need a love interest in his condition
  • Joe: “Uummm, why? Seems completely pointless to bring on all these irrelevant new characters. Not in the slightest bit interested.
  • James R. Poissant: “Can't wait to see Stella's reaction to this.
  • Scott (ATWT Fan): “Aunt Viv Vs Mama Smith! This is going to be interesting!
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