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GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn to be Featured in Alexis-Centric Episode to Mark Her Upcoming 25 Years on the ABC Daytime Drama

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She is a two Daytime Emmy-winning actress, and one of the best that has ever graced the soap genre, and now General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) will have an episode devoted to her, and her soap opera alter-ego, next week on the ABC daytime drama series.

The episode has been scheduled to air on Wednesday, April 7th.

Grahn will celebrate her 25th anniversary with GH in September, but as the imminent milestone draws near, and with Alexis in story getting ready to begin a three-year stint in Pentonville, it sets up plenty of drama for the former legal eagle of Port Charles; who has had an enduring battle with booze.

 

According to Nancy, who spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, “I will say that she (Alexis) knows she can’t stop drinking unless she faces her life as it really is and not as she’s faked it thus far, and she is perhaps forcing a brutal bottom in order for her to rise again from the ashes.”

Viewers can look for Alexis to interact with many characters, plus a brand new character, and her on-screen daughters within the episode.

Grahn added to what fans will see, “I feel like this show is not so much about what Alexis discovers, but how that discovery and resolution will affect the heart of so many who watch it.  I feel that many will relate in a personal way.”

So, excited to see the Alexis-centric episode featuring Nancy? Comment below.

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Jenna Pritchard
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Jenna Pritchard

Will it be related to A.A. or Rehab?
We’ve seen her at her best. We are saddened by her worst but Alexis is strong. I can’t wait to see this woman in action again.
Remember her little stint on Little House. Loving the Saloon Girl look. We love you Nancy. Bring Alexis back, strong,funny and although I miss her with Julian but Alexis and Finn would be interesting.

Pam Casteel
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Pam Casteel

Nancy is such an amazing person on screen and off. I’ve enjoyed her on G.H. for so many years and look forward to seeing this episode!

Su000
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Su000

She’s 65, take away 25 yrs on GH=40
That’s- 15 years shy of half her lifetime on GH–
To me, that’s weird to be on a soap for 25yrs
or in many cases More than that.

I could never stay in one job for that
length of time, I’d need to move onward.
But–
I really like Alexa and I’m glad that her character
is still going strong on GH–
_____ Big CONGRATS to Nancy!!!
Wishing her another 25!

Brian
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Brian

Hmm… sorry, very odd comment. Myself, I do appreciate my very good pension after 25 years on the job.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

It is an odd comment. As well as bad math. Half of 65 is 32.5. So 7.5 years short of half her lifetime. And in the world of acting, especially for a woman on a soap, it’s amazing. And if you add in her 8 years as Julia on Santa Barbara, she has spent half her life in 2 roles.

Edith Hallford
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Edith Hallford

You sound just like my husband. Sometimes watching he starts sharing logical reasons to why a plot is off on reality. Well duh soaps for me great acting from the writers story not always parallel to life.

Joan Stefanovits
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Joan Stefanovits

I do not like how the Writers wrote Alexis to be an alcoholic, yes I know that their is a lot of people who are women who drink and the story was written to reflect true life. She had her Sh*t together and then now. I find General Hospital has gotten worse over the past year and for me if I miss it I don’t care. So now that she will be sent to Pentonville Prison does this mean that Nancy Lee Grahn will be off the show for three years? I would have liked to seen her in a… Read more »

Donna Fagan
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Donna Fagan

AGREE

Edith Hallford
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Edith Hallford

I disagree with you

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m with you on this, Joan. Nancy G. is a wonderful actress making the best of, to me, a poorly-used character. When she has a strong, non-repetitive story (like her Julian days) she excels but the alcoholism is wearing on my nerves. If it helps or inspires people, fine. That doesn’t make it interesting drama after so many times. And her life in Pentonville just bodes discomfort for me. Of course, I will be happy to be wrong about this! Here’s hoping.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Joan Stefanovits, Hope I got your name right. My keyboard thinks it’s the boss. Iam sure we’ll see Alexis in Pentonville, as we have the others that have been there and still are.I also think you’ll get your wish seeing her do something constructive as that gal told her to do, that visited her to prepare her for prison life. Maybe, she needs to swear off men for a while, as it seems it’s been one after the other that led her to the bottle, starting with her father. For the past few years every time she got involved with… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

Meh! ‘Alexis’ has never been a character I liked…except when she was in scenes with Diane!
Not saying Nancy isn’t a good actor…she is…but ‘Alexis’ is not enjoyable for me.
I will watch the show with my finger on the FF button!
These stand-alone episodes rarely work—in my opinion. I know a lot of people like them, but they’re just a “lost day” since they don’t contribute anything to the ongoing storyline.

Donna Fagan
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Donna Fagan

WOW! I’m sorry you feel that way BUT I respect your opinion! I LOVE Alexis and CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF HER storyline which I THINK could be a LOT BETTER!

Edith Hallford
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Edith Hallford

Donna I agree with you..

Satan
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Satan

I’d like to see GH use a little of their own history here and have more interaction between Alexis & Scott Baldwin. Because the last storyline this show had involving an alcoholic lawyer was Scotty’s father Lee. Lee is no longer around to talk to Alexis himself, so Scotty speaking from his experience of being raised by an alcoholic father would be the way to reference that history.

Carrie
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Carrie

Yes, very good point about Lee Baldwin’s story. Scottie might have a few perspectives. He also witnessed his stepmom Gail, a beloved therapist at GH, feel helpless when it came to Lee’s alcoholism.

Crissy
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Crissy

I would love to see Scott and Alexis interact more. I remember a time when they were chem testing or something with them lol. It was around the time Alexis was living across from Sonny.

Rodd
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Rodd

Ms. Grahn is fantastic and does a marvelous job with whatever the show sends her way. I’m not a huge fan of Alexis’ constant suffering and bad choices so it will be interesting for me to see if the writers use this prison stint to have her face her demons and redirect her course toward more happiness. And while we’re talking about NLG…When the heck is her book coming out? I keep bugging the people at B&N every time I need a new book to read. I’m really looking forward to reading it! Best Wishes and Congratulations to Ms. Grahn… Read more »

Darv
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Darv

Love Nancy Lee Grahn and her character of Alexis! I hope that her stay in Pentonville will not take her off the screen too much. I wish her and her loved ones health and blessings. May she have good support during the difficult things she is facing in real life.

aria
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aria

I’m on board with an Alexis centric episode,but I think Anna Devane is due one, and so is Elisabeth. Has there been a Laura?

Crissy
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Crissy

I feel like Laura has had many centric episodes in the past it just wasn’t flat out stated lol.

Steve
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Steve

Nancy has played Alexis on the show nearly 25 consecutive years (no major breaks). Anna left for 20 years and Laura has come and gone numerous times for almost 45. Not saying they don’t deserve their own focus episodes, but only Sonny, Mac and Monica have been on the show more consecutive years (with only Sonny on contract longer) than Alexis.

E
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E

I’d like to add that Becky Herbst has been there a solid 24 years.

Satan
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Satan

Don’t bet your soul on an “Elizabeth centered” episode anytime soon. How do I know this? Because Liz has been in Port Charles since 1996 and we still don’t even know who her mother is. Her father hasn’t been seen since 1981, her real sister has been completely forgotten, and the only thing the Valentini regime has used her for is to prop two of their newbies – first the “sister” nobody knew she had, then their pet “reformed” serial killer – who was supposed to be the same guy who kidnapped her youngest son when he was a newborn.… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Nice to see so much love here for Nancy Lee Grahn — and Alexis! Grahn deserves the accolades and the Alexis-centric episode!

Crissy
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Crissy

I am absolutely thrilled about this episode. I feel like I’ve waited 25 years for this…I’m 35….omg.

rose
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rose

Nancy, you succeeded in “affecting my heart “ with your exceptional performance today as Alexis who, with the help of Dr. Kevin Collins, looked back on how her mother and Stavros Cassadine’s relationship affected her life. Even with other sad events on GH this was the first time I was moved to tears. Sorta reminded me of another real life Greek magnate, Onassis, and his opera singer lady without the violence. It also made me reflect on why I thought Helena’s character could be a “fun” villain. Don’t mess with the original Cassadines, especially the wife who was scorned. Very… Read more »

E
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E

Stavros was her half-brother. Mikkos was her pops.

rose
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rose

E…Thank you for the correction. I realized it later, but it’s almost as fun to see if another commenter will make sure I got it right.

Karen McEachern
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Karen McEachern

One has to love Alexis . She is a strong woman in many ways although she has her faults. Who doesn’t ? No one is perfect. She loves her family with all her heart. She will find her way out of the “alcohol” mess she found herself in recently. No wonder she turned to alcohol. Look what happened for her with the last two men in her life. Also, look how she is helping people in jail . She gave advice to the woman who was going up for parole and told Sean to go for it to help find… Read more »

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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