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Is Kirsten Storms getting ready to check back in to General Hospital?

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

If you followed Kirsten Storms ( Maxie) of General Hospital last night on her fun twitter page, you may have gotten some clues as to whether or not Storms is getting set for her big return to the soapland!  As many know, the beloved and talented Storm, took a medical leave from the ABC soap several months ago and had been temporarily replaced by actress, Jen Lilley.

Now Kirsten tweeted, “Handled some bizzznaaas today. being a grown up is tiring…AND I DON’T EVEN HAVE KIDS!”

Then Storms fans and followers began to question what she meant by her tweet where she next indicated to them,  “You will be happy with this news. (and good guess btw) ….I ‘m trying to give you as many hints that I can without getting in trouble….sssshhhhh.”

Are you excited if Storms is finally on her way back into the action of Port Charles, just as new EP and headwriter, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati are taking over the PC ship? Let us know!

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1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I’m decdicated to Kristen and (Maxi) because of my commentment to the show. But I will tell you something, her replacement has had to be the one of the HARDEST and MOST SIGNIFICANT in daytime history, because of HOW the role is played. Actress, Jen Lilley. has been remarkable bringing the kind of energy to the character that Kristen does. In fact yesterday, I was on line and I had to STOP and look up to the T.V., because Jen Lilley soundes so much like Kristen. Dorothy Lyman was the 1st Opal on AMC and then Jill Larson took ovver (22years ago) and she was able to enact, sound, and give the same kind of presence to role as Dorothy, all the while, while making it her own, so not to MISS Dorthy, who brought such a uniqueness to the role. Jill should have taken home an Emmy in the 22 year’s. It’s not fair, the same ole same ole being nominated. By the way, that voice Jill uses as Opal, so did Dorothy use when she had the role. Both of those women went to ths same High School and are the same age. Too bad GH cant make Jen Lilley, Maxi’s long lost twin…. that would be something.

barbara t
barbara t

I like maxi ,Im glad she will be coming back,I do have to say jen lilley did a good job filling in ,but there will never be a replace of kirsten storms,she is maxi.good to hear she is feeling alot better, look forward to seeing her soon.

Rose
Rose

I agree with everything you said. Jen is doing good but there no one like our Maxie. Hurry back Kirsten. You always crack me up.

ghfan
ghfan

I cannot wait for Kirsten to come back to GH. The story lines lately have been pretty bad. Kirsten is a great actress and she brings something to the show. Jen Lilley had some big shoes to fill and unfortunately she is no where near the level of Kirsten. She is quite annoying trying to act like Kirsten. It would have been better direction for her to bring her own to the role. I cannot even watch her scenes. As soon as she comes on, I have to fast forward through it. Which is too bad, because I really enjoy Spinnelli and miss his scenes because I cannot watch her.

Harvey
Harvey

If this is true, welcome back Kirstin. Your replacement did a good job, but you are the best.

Jenna
Jenna

I think that Jen Lilley has done an OUTSTANDING job in portraying Kirsten’s, Maxie, as true to form as humanly possible– but we are all looking forward to the day that Kirsten reappears on our screen as Maxie Scorpio Jones!

Alan
Alan

I may be in the minority, but I prefer Jen Lilley in the part. Her chemistry with the rest of the cast is off the charts and she brings a vulnerability to Maxie that is both heartbreaking and a joy to watch. What she’s done with the character is taken her from ditzy ingenue to neurotic adult and I’ll miss her when she leaves 🙁

Deb
Deb

This NuMaxie did a great job. But its time for KS to come back and be written as a women with ‘issues’ not as such a scatter brain.

heidi
heidi

YES!!!! I miss her and especially when there looks like a chance for Spixie to re-ignite! Can’t wait!

aria
aria

welcome back kristen, cant wait to see you back on screen, and to jen lilley, hope they give you a part on the show , it could be confusing but its worth it to have talented people on the show.

Cindy
Cindy

I will be thrilled when the news becomes official and Kirsten is finally back at GH. I’ve missed her so much and the show just isn’t the same (for me) without her.

Hillary
Hillary

I have missed Kirsten soooooooo much! Maxi is my favorite and Maxi is not Maxi w/out KS!! No offense to Jen she did really awesome job and I’m sure it was not an easy one!! Yay! <3

Heather
Heather

I hope so. She’s one of the the few reamining characters worth watching in this mess of a soap.

toscanti
toscanti

Jen Lilley was truely OUTSTANDING as a fill in. She certainly will go places if anyone has any sense. Welcome back Kirsten Storm.

L
L

I wish Kirsten no ill will…I certainly hope she is better. That said, I think Jen Lilley took the role of Maxie to a new height and I will miss her!!

lisa
lisa

Kudos to Jen Lilley who has done a TERRIFIC job filling in for Kristen…I hope we see her in something soon.
And welcome back Kristen.

P
P

Jen Lilley is great. But miss Kristen!

gailena gerardi
gailena gerardi

Kristin Storm is greatly missed but hope they find a spot for her sub, they did it once with one of the carlys, I think, Kristins sub is a winner too, if this is a newsletter, how do you suscribe ?Thank You

Gerry
Gerry

Lilly has done a good job replacing Kirsten, but I can’t wait for Kirsten to return, she is perfect for the role of Maxie.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

And so is Lilly. That girl is so good that U can almost forget she isn’t Kristen if you are JUST listening and not watching. It happened to me. I had to STOP what I was doing and look at the televison screen. That has only happened to me once before with a replacement.

Marty
Marty

I would love it if Kristen can come back soon. She is one of my favorite GH characters. However, I have a feeling that the change in mangament and writers has caused issues,. That might be the reason for the absense of Lucky , Luke and Robin’s characters leaving GH. I hope that the writers will see that this is indeed a bad move as all of these actors have made the roles and characters who they are and NO other actor as been able to replace them.

Janet
Janet

Kirsten posted on her twitter page that she will be back on GH at the end of the month.

Toni
Toni

Even though this Lily girl is doing okay it will be good to see Kristen back.

Rita Fenoff
Rita Fenoff

how soon will maxie be back she is so missed

natalie
natalie

And here it is, February 9 and no Kirsten?? Will she be back? Do not like her replacement…they get us used to a character – and boom – she/he’s gone.

barbara t
barbara t

shes still sick and needs more time off,miss her to ,hopefully she will be back if frisco shows up in town,the illness that she has ,can make you sick for a very long time ,feel bad for her and wish her well.

Cyndi Larsen
Cyndi Larsen

I sure hope Kirsten Storms is on her way back to GH, I really miss this actress and the way that she has created Maxie. I hope you are feeling better Kirsten, if you really are on your way back, make it soon, please!!!

mary
mary

please bring kirstin back as maxie! she is a joy to watch. although her replacement did a good job, no one can replace kirstin.

Terry
Terry

Gh has not been the same since Kristin has been gone. Really hope she is has recover and coming back.

czar
czar

can’t wait to have Kirstin back…. miss you. hope all is good with you now…. The show is not the same without you……

Kelly
Kelly

OH YES I WOULD BE SO VERY EXCITED IF KIRSTEN RETURNED TO GH. I MISS HER SO MUCH AND IF SHE WOULD BEEN PLAYING THE PARTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT. GREAT HOPES ON KIRSTEN RETURNING.

Molly
Molly

I absolutley cannot wait until she returns!

Molly
Molly

absolutely*

jan harold
jan harold

i have really missed kristen she does a great job as maxie as no one else can do hurry back we miss you !

glenn mccarrick
glenn mccarrick

my wife and i miss her she is great in her role as Maxie will be glad to see her return, she helps make the show. A LOT miss her!!!

Kayleigh
Kayleigh

Yes! I want Kristen back she is Maxi this new girl is not and while we’re at it let’s bring back the old christina or at least bring in a new one this one they put on is horrible she cant act at all!

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On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

 

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Let us know if you agree with our pick via the comment section below, and what you thought about Cynthia’s work in these key episodes.

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In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

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Then let us know what you thought of the clip and how much you enjoy the talents of JPS in Port Charles via the comment section below.

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