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GH’s Steve Burton, Laura Wright & Kelly Thiebaud Deliver The ‘Power Performances of the Week’

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In a power play to show strength and solidarity against their enemies, a major move by longtime best friends, looks to shake up the canvas of General Hospital for some time to come, and within the framework of the story, three performers took the material they were given and broke our hearts throughout last week’s episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

Steve Burton (Jason) and Laura Wright (Carly) showed us the deep-inner conflict of their characters as after a remark by Ava (Maura West) about marriage being in-part a contract, but also part theater in the life of the mob, the two longtime besties come to a conclusion.

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With the territory beginning to ramp up the violence again within the five families, Jason thinks if they got married it’s the best decision for the business with Sonny (Maurice Benard) gone.  He points out there is no going back from this. Then, Carly recalls their history, how they were once together, until she ultimately pushed him away, and Jason reminds her how she tests and tests things until they break, which is why her relationship with Sonny worked so well as a duo, and why with him it did not.  An emotional Carly thinks everyone will think she planned this given her history with Jason.  He assures her that all that is important is that the two of them know why they took this step.

Later in the week, Jason and Carly meet again, and it’s at that moment that Carly realizes she has to take off her wedding rings to Sonny. Jason says she doesn’t have to do that right now if she is not ready.  She bites the bullet and says that it has to be done.  As she removes her wedding rings, she breaks down in tears and notes how much she misses Sonny.

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Throughout the week, there was another key player in all of this, Britt.  After admitting how much she is falling for Jason,  she is excited that Jason is coming by her room to see her at the Metro Court.  When he shows up, Britt knows something is up.  Jason tells Britt he is marrying Carly, and that it is the best move to protect the family and the business.  He is overcome delivering this information to Britt, just when things were starting between the two of them.  A devastated Britt tells Jason to get the hell out.  Jason tells her that she matters to him and that he will be there for her.  She cries as she tells him she doesn’t want his pity or support, and she should have known that Carly will always come first. Britt is completely blind-sided and shocked as Jason leaves.

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Next, a heartbroken Britt visits Brad (Parry Shen) in Pentonville, where a stunned Brad learns that Britt slept with Jason, and she fills him on how they came together and how it’s now called-off between her and the hit man.  Brad is so sorry Jason hurt her, but then says, “Staying away from Jason probably will add years to her life expectancy.”  Sadly, Brad doesn’t know that Britt has the marker for Huntington’s Disease.

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Throughout all of her scenes, Kelly Thiebaud played all the beats to perfection, and who knew we all would care so much for the “Britch”, but we do in the capable hands of this talented actress.

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So, for all the reasons noted above Michael Fairman TV names Steve Burton, Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud work the Power Performances of the Week.

Now let us know, what did you think of the scenes featuring Jason, Carly and Britt, and where the storyline is heading?  What did you think of Steve, Laura, and Kelly’s performances? Let us know in the comment section.

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brian
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brian

Spot on ! 100%

Satan
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Satan

The Devil is about to make a prediction here…. Britt, being all upset, decides to take a road trip. She eventually ends up in “Nixon Falls PA” (where ever that is) and goes to the local bar for a drink. Where she finds a bartender who looks really familiar. And brings Sonny back home, just in time to crash the Jason & Carly wedding. Because you know this is going to be a big church wedding. It HAS to be…. because a simple “let’s go to the courthouse and have a judge do a quickie wedding ceremony” isn’t going to… Read more »

brian
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brian

So interesting, your predictions.. I will amazed yet scared if there come true…

( but what’s in a name eh? )

Melody
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Melody

I wish she would so she can have jason back

rose
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rose

Satan…Sounds as reasonable as anything else lately, which I’ve kind of enjoyed as a break from the tedious Sonny and Carly. I like Jason with Brit. Also I’m thinking maybe the Ava and Nicholas intruder might be Spenser. A nice, smart kid, but still a Cassadine with all the keys and access to the island who wants to break up their marriage.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Rose, I like your theory about Spencer, mostly because I hate the thought of introducing yet another new, unwanted character. I like Ava and hotter-than-hot Nikolas together, so I’d like to wrap up this tale quickly.

Satan
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Satan

Yeah, the SORASed Spencer recast has already been spoiled on other boards. Sucks that they had to give up the original Spencer, but they thought he looked too young (and short) to be hanging with Joss, Trina, and Cam. Even though in reality, he was only a year or so younger than them. Child actors usually aren’t talented enough to stick with the character as they move into teenage years & actual acting. Nicholas Bechtel was one of the few exceptions. As was Kimberly McCullough (Robin) who we all watched grow up on GH (Emma may fit this description as… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Bechtel is kind of like Robyn Richards who played Maxie through childhood until they upped the character’s prominence. With Richards, the first recast didn’t work out and she came back for a short time before they eventually signed Kirsten Storms.

Michele
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Michele

Would love to see this!!!!

Lavon
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Lavon

I agree but somehow they will have to figure out link Nina to it as well. Maybe she walks in on Nina & Mike kissing and dancing.

Yvonne
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Yvonne

Let brit bring Sonny home and stop the wedding. Let nothing come between Sonny and Cary again.Let the chic who kept Sonny’s whereabouts hidden, pay for her deception.Sonny and Carly is GH

Trish
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Trish

Amen. I want Nina to be found out and jason and britta together

Carly Babes
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Carly Babes

Amen is right! I love Jadon and Britt together!

Sophix
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Sophix

That would be great!!

DawnM
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DawnM

ITA with everything you! All three were wonderful. Steve Burton and Kelly Thiebaud were especially fantastic! The emotions displayed by them during their scenes were amazing!

Gino
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Gino

Agree

Michalene Haynes
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Michalene Haynes

I hate this whole storyline the the writers need to take several seats and let’s get back to serious storylines.iam so disappointed in general hospital the last couple of weeks.all the Nina and sonny mess now carly and Jason. Send SONNY home and get him back to carly and his family .And let us see some BRITT AND JASON STORYLINES. WAKE UP WRITERS.

Anita
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Anita

My thoughts 100%!!!!

Lew S
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Lew S

I totally agree! I have been saying this since the Sonny/Nina story started. They aren’t the only ones playing the romance musical chairs. There’s Jordan/Curtis/Portia, Anna/Valentin/Finn/Elizabeth and Michael/Willow/Chase. Too msny triangles!

Lavon
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Lavon

I agree. Let’s get those with best chemistry together and move on.

Nevada
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Nevada

Agree….I just want Michael with Willow….Finn with Elizabeth and Curtis with Portia. Let Trina turn out to be Curtis daughter

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Michalene Haynes, Yes, I want Sonny home too, only if it is to rein his wife in, and away from Jason. I have enjoyed the past few weeks and for the most part found them fun and exciting, the best part getting rid of Peter August, the worst being the reconstructed Franco into Austin. Now, they are starting up all the new storylines,i.e Alexis and Shawn, Ava, Nickolas and Spencer, Brit and Jason and probably bringing Brad back, who I hate, and we will be seeing Carly and Sonny reunite, or not, Nina and whomever, etc.oh, and I almost forgot… Read more »

Trisha
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Trisha

Yes send Sonny home!! Put him in a car in route to Port Charles to visit Nina on the day of THE wedding … he gets into an accident … then transported to GH … maybe have Dr Robinson treat him (because she doesn’t know him that well so wouldn’t recognize him right away). Have Britt recognize Sonny and she then takes off to The wedding to tell Jason and Carly that he is a live!!! Because of a head injury or something he has no memories of Mike but knows that he is Sonny!!! Nina is forgotten and would… Read more »

Charita
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Charita

I agree. I’m tired of the Nina/Mike story. Sonny needs to return to stop this foolish wedding; and once everyone (especially Michael) finds out Nina knew for a long time Sonny was alive, no more Wiley for her! Let Jason and Britt be together PLEASE!!!!
I think I’m going on hiatus until this plays out.

Donna Gregory
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Donna Gregory

Thank you!!! It is just too much all over the place, Did Peter escape the freezer, Liz and Finn, just too much.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Donna Gregory
Hi, I think they thawed him out in the microwave. No worse than any other crazy ideas they come up with

Nevada
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Nevada

Omgggg I agree with you Michalene….I would love to see Brit with Jason. She changed her ways and I like who she become after dealing with Jason. She accepts him for who he is. I just wish JASON would have explained a little more what exactly that marriage means….business only and express how he feels about her more in depth because it’s clear that he is falling for her too. I’m glad to see he moved on from Sam. They really need to wrap up this sonny amnesia storyline it’s too boring. Bring him back to stop the wedding and… Read more »

Eve
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Eve

Love Jason and Britt together. Really wish Sonnie and Carly will reunite before the wedding n

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Well, Kelly really took top honors here. I didn’t find anything extraordinary in Steve or Laura’s work, nothing I haven’t seen before. Britt has really become a major, fascinating character and I’m looking forward to a lot more of her. I’d like her sexy pal Brad to be out of prison too. I mean, come on, murderers have served less time! They’re a great, kitschy combo.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I think in the end, Britt and Jason will end up together, and Sonny will soon regain his memory. They can’t keep dragging out the Nixon Falls story indefinitely. I would just like to know what Nina hopes to gain from all of this. Sonny wouldn’t have given her a second look before he became “Mike,” and even if his memory never comes back, there’s no way she can keep him away from his family forever. We’re supposed to believe that Nina has made so much progress from when she was first introduced, and then she goes and does this?… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jimmy
You nailed it right here! Nina is really getting on my nerves in every way. Wish they could make her disappear.

Donna Gregory
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Donna Gregory

Carly is going to rip her apart

Brenda Barrett
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Brenda Barrett

Britt and Jason are my favorite couple…I’m feeling Brenda/Sonny vibes from the 90s!!

Carola Niehuus
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Carola Niehuus

Kelly is amazing!!! I really liked her and Jason together and she was so happy! Steve, the sadness, the sadness in his eyes, amazing and Laura made me cry.

Patricia Cirllo
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Patricia Cirllo

Hello, I’ve been following this Story Line , And been a long time fan of GH ✨ All three Actors did a Fantastic Job in there Performance, especially Laura Wright:her emotions are so authentic, in her scenes but .. it’s time to bring Sonny Home to Carly an his Family, Brit needs to be Jasons Leading Lady, it’s a new Pairing it’s exciting with a bit of of a edge 2 hearts come together ♥️ they make such a Pretty Couple I’m hoping the Writers can make the Magic Work An Make the Changes I think this will make a… Read more »

Donna Stanislawski
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Donna Stanislawski

I agree sonny and Carly belong together.Jason and Britt need yo be together.On Jason and Britt they could have she is pregnant but who is the father,Jason or jax.

Steve
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Steve

While this is not a favorite storyline of mine right now, I do admit that SB comes alive in scenes with KT. Hopefully the writers revisit them sooner rather than later. I do like that Jason, Carly and Michael all mentioned Monica. How the times have changed… no one said anything about Sam. The character who risked everything to be with Jason is now on screen less than Scotty. That, my friends, is not necessarily a bad thing. Jason, per usual, doesn’t seem to think about how to tell his boys. Having a hard time recalling the last time GH… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
I only have two words for you, Sam who?

Harry
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Harry

I-am

Barbara
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Barbara

I love Britt n Jason
He does have feelings
The two together made me cry!
Let them be together.
Great storyline.
It’s about time Jason is happy!
Great chemistry with Britt.
It’s about time he grew a pair!

Shantai
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Shantai

They were amazing. I can’t stop watching the Britt and Jason scenes. I so wanted to see them together. Hopefully, Carly and Jason don’t get married so Britt and Jason will find their way back to each other.

Zoey
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Zoey

Laura wright and Steve Burton belong together from since 2005 when Laura sign on with general hospital..Laura wright who plays Carly is an excellent actress and so is Steve Burton..Britt is pure nonsense always been just like her mom ovabritt..I hope Carly and Jason bring there pass back to life..it would be nice to see after 20 years how that flame comes back to life

Marie
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Marie

I’d like to see Carly and Jason from 20 yrs ago missed that go round.

Donna Stanislawski
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Donna Stanislawski

Suggestion on general hospital.They need to bring back story line of casadines .adventure it would be and I think everyone would like that story line.

Jodi Grey
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Jodi Grey

Hated the part of Jason letting Britt go and him acting with Carly as a couple hated it… And get sonny back to his character as sonny now before the marriage with sonny is destroyed forever!! Keep Carly with him no matter what and not with Nina Love them but stop destroying relationships that should last or be together we do love a story that atleast some people find real love too sometimes.. I get that it’s a soap but sometimes we do love to see some couples last that’s what makes it beautiful .. Jason and Britt should stay… Read more »

Memory
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Memory

Hope the Emmys remember, Carly’s performance was exceptional..I just hope Sonny pops through the door before they say I Do. I know Maurice likes playing Mike, let him do it with Carly!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Everyone wants Sonny home before the wedding, but even if they were to get married if Sonny is still alive I don’t think the marriage would be legal. What worries me is that Carly would lure Jason into doing his “husbandly” duties and we all know he’ll do whatever she wants.Thats the only weak part of him I don’t like.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I know, Violet. It’ll be a retread of the Elizabeth/Jake Doe wedding…and the return of Phyllis on Y&R a few years back. Let’s hope the guests keep the receipts for their gifts. I had hopes for Jason with Britt, but he’s back to “Carly’s robot” mode.

Diane
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Diane

I’ve been watching general hospital for at least 35 years. I love these characters. The performances were at a perfection. These are all seasoned characters. In my opinion, I feel that Jason should be with Brit. I love these two characters together. We have seen a new side to Brit and her and Jason make a great power couple. Carly needs to stay as Jason’s best friend. I feel it’s time to bring back Sonny. Amazing performance by all three characters. It’s wonderful to see the soft side of Jason.

Bethany Wiley
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Bethany Wiley

DID NOT LIKE WHAT HAPPEN WITH JASON AND BRITT

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Well, you seem to be in the minority.

Sophix
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Sophix

I wish this amnesia thing would end. Sonny will come back in time and Carly and Jason would NOT marry then Jason could be with Britt!

Patrick
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Patrick

this has heebie jeebie and creepazoid written all over !!!! unreal to give Laura Wright’ Carly so much material. which is neither here nor their, in the scope of things….. long run. her character has bottomed out. she’s now a notorious mob queen… AND is marrying “her” brother… it’s like watching her @confession, how much she “relies” on Jason… the one and only “idiot” who thinks she’s worth any thing. carly, now truly, without redeeming quality… PLEASE… she’ll grandstand when Valentini needs her to bellow, loud stomp , AND ask the audience for attonement. Christ she bugs me to no… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Patrick, you’re spot on about Carly and Sonny. “…bugs me” is one (somewhat tactful) way to put it. I’m beyond tactful with these two…

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Patrick
I guess James beat me on what I was going to say. Bugs me, is too nice to say about that blonde b—-. I don’t know if this will appear in print, but I have to say it like it is, and I would love to see someone smack that damn arrogant smirk off her face.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Violet, great to read your comment here — and that it appeared in print — noticed by me 2 weeks after it was posted! So glad to see that we (Patrick, you, myself, among others, no doubt) agree on this point about the character of Carly.

Elaine Ward
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Elaine Ward

Think it’s time that sonny gets his memory back,bust nina get back to running portcharles.get carly back and get Jason back with britt

Jo
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Jo

I really like Britt with Jason I’m sick of Carly coming in between now then

Colleen A Rees
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Colleen A Rees

Nope didn’t BRITSON didn’t fly at all. Nor did the brk up with JASam. CarlSon at least makes sense.

Lew S
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Lew S

Frank Valentini, if you visit this site, the fans have made their feelings known! No more Sonny (Mike)/Nina; Jason with Britt and Sonny with Carly. Enough already!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Lew S: “Enough already” indeed! These GH producers (current and former) long ago gave up any interest or respect for the feelings of their fans. They continue to push these (at best) polarizing mob characters who have long stolen the thunder from the “Hospital.” They have run their course. It’s well past time to move on.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Jamesj75, so right. Now we’re also being treated/subjected to all the rival families putting in occasional appearances. I watch THE GODFATHER EPIC several times a year; I don’t need cheap knockoffs. And I don’t know what’s worse: saddling terrific Britt with Huntington’s disease, Jason, or now Jax. I was liking the Jason pairing until this lamebrain marriage idea popped up. This story, including Nina and “Mike”, is a cul de sac… we just keep going round and round. Notice the cul de sac/KNOTS LANDING reference; now THAT was a show!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey Soaphound! Thanks for your backup and reply. Sorry I am seeing it so late. I miss the days when we were notified that someone replied to one of our posts. But I digress… I love your use of the phrase “cheap knockoffs.” I honestly think that GH went down the path of Sonny and the Mob because of the success of HBO’s “The Sopranos” and never looked back. And I do like the cul de sac reference via Knots Landing, and this comes from someone who lives in a cul de sac and whose home was once described as… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I’ve never liked Carly and now even more so that she doesn’t care how her actions are affecting everyone just to get her own needs met. What gets me is her empty claim of marrying Jason for the “good of the family”. We know that’s all B.S because she seems to care and want to hold her mob together more. Jax is a pain in the butt, but he is right about her. Iam even pissed at Jason right now, putting her before everyone and just going along with her demands and wishes. What a wuss he’s turning into, makes… Read more »

Gino
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Gino

I liked Michael with Sasha and Willow with Chase. I’m glad Sasha was paired up with Brando but still don’t know that I like Willow with Michael…yet. I love Laura Wright but wish she were a different character because I end up having to dislike her. When I think of Carly, I think of the original actress I loved to completely HATE and I would never want Carly to be with Jason. I hope this is NOT the bliss Carly always wanted. I hope Jason NEVER sleeps with Carly, that he loves her more like a sister and that he… Read more »

moors60
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moors60

I’m not quite sure why all the Carly hate as the character’s been there for 30 years and isn’t going anywhere. I love how fans hate Carly but love Ava who killed Connie in cold blood, had a hand in the deaths of AJ and Morgan, and was willing to kill her own brother to keep her own secrets. And I’m not sure is everyone saw what I saw; Carly didn’t ask Jason to marry her,she wasn’t pining for him, or even trying to break up he and Britt. Jason told her she was the target because she sat in… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

moors60, Your comments were very interesting. I liked Laura Wright from GL but when I started watching GH a few years ago, I disliked her instantly.Maybe she plays her too well. I have a love/hate thing for Ava for reasons you mentioned.She should never have gotten away with killing Connie. Also, I have often wondered what Sonny,s “mob” does, import bad coffee? Jason is worse than Carly in my book, in that he caters to her every whim, this one being the worst. If I ever hear Sonny say ” you guys did the best thing” I’ll throw up. I… Read more »

Carly Babes
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Carly Babes

I love Jason and Britt together. All of my friends that watch GH agree they belong together and can be GH’s next super couple! Please get these two together!!!!!

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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