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Kirsten Storms Back To Work At General Hospital!

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General Hospital fan favorite Kristen Storms (Maxie) is back on the set of the ABC daytime drama series!

The actress, who took some necessary time off, has been confirmed by the series to be taping new episodes.

In a photo on the GH Instagram account alongside her on-screen love interest Ryan Paevey (Nathan) it said, “She’s baaaaaack!! We could not be more thrilled to have @kirstenstorms back in Port Charles.”

Storms also took to social media with a picture of herself inside her GH dressing room!

Look for Maxie to be back on-screen some time next month.

So, excited to hear Kirsten is back taping at GH? Comment below.

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Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, yeah, yeah, what about Tristan Rogers?

Linda
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Linda

Hooray! Nurse Amy can leave Nathan alone!

Shay
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Shay

I want to see Maxie kick Nurse Amy’s ample butt for going after her husband!

Timmm
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Timmm

Amy would snap Maxie in half!

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, Shay. All Amy has as arsenal is her wily maneuvers. She’s pretty, but I would not categorize her as “enticing”. Nathan isn’t gullible, albeit he should be after Claudette. He’s just a nice, honorable, decent guy, ready to help a friend in need and then some. I suspect Amy was probably envious of Maxie, back in their High School days….. Maxie was the popular one and Amy the perpetual wall-flower. You know the type? I know her kind well. Unrequieted love, Shay? I hope this story evolves into something tangible……so far, this scenario is very realistic. ….been there. Being… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Shaybelle, I was thinking that Nathan is not all that Amy wants. She’s after “some kind of something” that involves easy money…..she wants money and fame, needing Nathan’s help.
I think she’s embarking on a very dubious voyage …..and not “on the good ship Lollipop”.
She is going to land in hot water, dragging Nathan with her.

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, maybe our own real-life experiences have colored our shared intuitions about Nurse Amy…(See below.) However, there does seem to be a concerted effort to play up this character as highly-creepy and shifty with malevolent intent and questionable motivations. I’m really not looking forward to seeing where this storyline could be headed….

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm…True enough….but with a bit of luck, perhaps Maxie will have a trusty taser on her person when this well-nourished nutcase pounces….or at least some mace! LOL.

Celia
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Celia

We shall see where this goes,Shaybelle….especially with Maxie’s return. Forgive me, one and all, for saying this, but how safe would Nathan have been if Amy were a siren? A drop-dead, voluptuous bombshell? LOL. Hmmmm. Perhaps, I don’t give men enough credit, as depicted on soaps? Look at Sonny. Look at Griffin…GRIFFIN!!!!!! A priest, no less….who capitulated into a sordid affair with Claudette. The same for Nathan; he fell pray to her as well—immigrant or not, Claudette used him. So, my point….if Amy had been the “be still mine heart” type, she and Nathan would not be wasting time talking… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Shay,
Well, today Ms Bassey will make her first appearance. I am soooo excited about that.
Imagine her as Helena’s sister. Better yet, another one of her husband’s dame du jour…LOL… or, de la nuit. More a’ propos, n’est-ce-pas? Ha!
If she is to be Valentin’s mother, it would beg the question…..why didn’t Helena kill her as she did Alexis’ mother? The point would be so much more poignant and ironic if Jennifer’s character would be both Helena’s sister and her husband’s lover; who bore him another illegitimate child?
I would think full-blast steam would have streamed out of Helena’s ears.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

W-h-a-t?! Did you just post “ample butt”?

Kelly Publicover
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Kelly Publicover

So happy she’s back! I missed her but I know the time off was much needed for Kirsten. Hoping the writers don’t have too much turmoil in store for this couple. WELCOME BACK KIRSTEN!!

Magneto
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Magneto

Awesome! Can’t wait to see her back on the screen!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Happy to hear it; we need a jolt of personality on the show. Now, if only she and dull as dishwater Nathan break up, there might be some hope. Hopefully she will jump on the Creepy Amy situation.

Celia
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Celia

You know, Soaphound? At first impression, when Amy visited Nathan at his apartment and “took” the picture, I thought the worst…that she was after him ( I’m not saying she isn’t, LOL), but, after her “lavish” story about her disabled brother; the death of her mother; struggling financially etc…..well, I felt pity for her and her situation. But, when she draped her arms around Nathan’s body with that forced Gioconda-like smile, who looked more like the tabby who just licked all the cream from from her paws, then mischievously, rubbing them together, I am having second thought. A very nastily… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I’m on the same page as you, CeeCeeGirl….Nurse Amy’s elaborately-staged sob story is most probably purely fictitious or, at the very least, highly-embellished, to pack the most emotional punch and elicit sympathy from the all-too-gullible Nathan….I’m sensing a very sick puppy here with a totally “fatal attraction” vengeful vibe type of scenario. Hope the canny Maxie sniffs out this “unmerciful anti-angel’s” evil plot before it goes too far….

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

I actually didnt miss the character but im glad the actress is ok!!!

rose
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rose

Jimh…I’m with you on both counts. Also feel the same about Lulu’s character, but hoping she has a happy, healthy baby.

Steve
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Steve

She looks happy and healthy in the photos. It’s good to have her back.

Time to ship Amy way to the background. The retcon of legacy characters Maxie and Dillon’s backstory for a newbie doesn’t fly. After SORASing, there’s the large age difference in the characters. Plus, I find it hard to believe that Edward Quartermaine’s grandson would go to public high school.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like Amy…much more now that they’ve actually given her a story. Not sure where it’ll go but I do believe she’s in trouble…either her story is true regarding her brother or something else is going on causing her distress. It would have been great if they made her the daughter, niece…some relative of Amy Vining. Not sure how they could have done that without changing history… I’m not sure how they wrote the original Amy out “back in the day”…but anything’s possible on soaps as we know. I hope they keep her a good character…we need some with good… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

OG Amy/Shell Kepler (despite being on contract for 20 years) only had a storyline of her own a couple of times. As mentioned on previous posts, she had one short-term boyfriend during that time and was never shown in a romantic light. Amy Vining didn’t get an exit story. She just stopped appearing and wasn’t mentioned (like what’s happening with Alice these days). Amy’s only family connection was Laura, who was gone from the show at that time. I agree that having diversity (including plus-size people) is important. OLTL had the great Kathy Brier as Marcie. And Patrika Darbo appears… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

That would have been an interesting idea…Risa playing Serena. I would have liked it but I can assure you there’d be a few who’d protest because of her weight. As for her as Amy, like I said I’m starting to like the character. I couldn’t figure out why they even created the part other than to try to recreate the original Amy vibe…which was disastrous. Might have been cute if many of us hadn’t known the original…and it’s not about the acting…I think Risa’s great (rather Broadway-esque) just that it seemed forced in terms of trying to capture the original.… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

@rebecca1

The last Jewish character on GH before Rachel/Hayden was Jake Meyer way back in the 80s. Jake & Rose Kelly’s romance was stressed by their different faiths. Too bad we don’t see anything like this today.

GH also needs to do a better job with Latino men. With the exception of the short-lived Joe Rivera, all others (Carlos, all Alcazars, Manny Ruiz) have been mobsters.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Steve…I looked up Jake Myer…seems he married Bobby, too! (Oh, and I forgot another Jewish actor…Brandon Barash 😉 ) But I digress…yes, to the Latino men…basically shows should be more about all people that inhabit the planet…not just white people under the Christian umbrella. “We’ve come a long way”…and then took two steps back.

Robbin
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Robbin

I like Amy.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Finally. Hopefully Maxie’s return will put an end to this mind-numbing “Ask Man Landers” nonsense.

Celia
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Celia

It’s a ruse to get to Nathan. Never underestimate the machinations of a woman’s mind, Jimmy. LOL.

Shay
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Shay

Well, we certainly don’t, eh, CeeCeeGirl???? Meanwhile, the dyspeptic whinging continues here ad nauseam and how has all that worked out? Millions of dollars down the toilet and Georgia has remained a peach! Gotta love it!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Nothing against Kirsten , but I didn’t miss Maxie and I hardly know Maxie was gone.
I did like her stand in a few months back she was way more mature and not annoying, I’d like her back.

I would like to have Nathan free and dating..
Near ruined the character by marrying him off and chaining him in a BLAH relationship..

FREE NATHAN !!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, nearly ruined him with that totally unbelievable s/l of being married–blah, blah, blah.

SZima
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SZima

So glad to have Kirsten back!
She has been missed!!
A LOT!!!
I just wish TIIC had come up with a better reason for Maxi to be gone for so long. It made Ab.So.Lut.Ly no sense for her to take off, right after her wedding, and out-of-the-blue move to where her daughter was when she’s been living apart from her for years.
Really?
Um, NO!

rocky83
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rocky83

So sooo miss my Maxie!

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

Glad Maxie’s back and hope Kirsten is doing well. Now, kill off Nathan and pair her up with Griffin.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Kill off Nathan”?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I love Nathan.

Celia
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Celia

Welcome home, Maxie.

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

I’m thrilled Maxi is back. Missed her.
I’m tired of having to FF through scenes of Ryan and his stalker.

Jenny
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Jenny

I am very happy for this talented lady!! It was obvious during her last go round that she was very sick and something was very wrong! She looked gaunt and frail and skinny!! I sure wish the writers would let the character grow up and stop talking in such a self-referential annoying way. Kirsten is that rare young actress who can make you care, laugh, and break your heart!

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Im no longer a fan. Since neither Felicia nor Mac have any more significance on the show (sad but true) i think they should retire the role of Maxie. A big send off for sure (heart failure maybe?) but nonetheless she needs to go. I prefer Nathan with Amy.

dmr
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dmr

I’ve never been a fan of the character (Maxie). As much as I think Nathan has potential, I think he’s boring with Maxie. Good God, I wouldn’t wish Amy on anyone, LOL.

heidi
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heidi

Thank you Kirsten! Have missed you so much!

Rodd
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Rodd

Thank goodness! This bi-coastal-for-work-romance-story was wearing a little thin. Glad Kirsten is back! Hope she is well and now on with the show!

Lucky
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Lucky

Yes I am thrilled KS will be back on my screen soon. Maxie is my favorite character, and a large reason why is the exuberance, charm and talent KS brings to the role. I am happy KS is feeling better. She looks absolutely radiant in the pic with RP.

Carol
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Carol

Hope she’s able to stay for a while this time around.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like Maxie…but she hasn’t been the same in ages. I’m talking about the character, not the actress. And, I’ve said this in past posts but maybe there was a correlation…Kristen was going through so much personal angst that perhaps it was difficult to play happy, carefree on a daily basis…Maxi (with Spinelli) was an adorable, quirky couple. Maxi with Nathan is more mature…as she should be since she’s older and grown emotionally. So, I’m anxious to see what they do with the more mature Maxi. I have to say, though, I like Nathan and Amy! Sometimes the most unlikeliest… Read more »

rose
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rose

Rebecca1…I’m not a big Maxie fan, except for her time at Crimson with Connie and Nina. And never thought she appreciated Nathan enough. Plus he would probably end up being too boring for her in the long run. Both she and Lulu have always seem to talk and act impulsively without thinking about consequences. Like you I do like Nathan and Amy. They are building a friendship, even though Amy started off the wrong (or naive) way by using Nathan to be the face of her advice column. And I do admire her for being creative enough to come up… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Rose…long time! Our shows are coming back soon…ugh…these long waiting times between seasons are hideous. Half the time I barely remember what happened in the season before. That’s why I’ve found binge-watching so fantastic! I have watched at least ten shows that I missed in previous years and get to watch them back-to-back for day, weeks, months…however long I feel with no interruption between weeks or seasons. The downfall is you get so involved in the characters that by the time you’ve finished all the seasons…if it’s renewed and you’re caught up you’re back to waiting…and if it’s cancelled… Read more »

rose
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rose

Rebecca1…I know what you mean about waiting for our shows to come back. For the time being “Handmaids Tale” has been the only thing of note I’ve been watching. and Lucifer and re-runs of Downton Abbey. Looking forward to “Zoo” starting soon. You might laugh at this one…I stumbled on “Good Witch” on the womans network…good actors, soap like, where things are mostly happy and end right. Really need this right now in lieu of what’s happening in the Twilight Zone world we live in right now.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ugh…it’s disgusting…the world we live in. I am so beyond saddened at the inhumane treatment and death of Otto Warmbier…just gut-wrenching. What a nightmare…what a waste…beyond tragic. Depressing. Truly. I love “Lucifer.” It’s got everything…crime, romance, supernatural…and I think it’s hilarious. The delivery, the facial expressions…snark, everything. LOL. Love! I also watch “The Flash” as well as “The Originals.” Both excellent, too. Oh, I was just telling jamesj75 that “Homeland” is fantastic! Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend…excellent but brutal. So many good shows; many are as good as film. Not familiar with “Good Witch.” Did you ever check out “Younger” on… Read more »

rose
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rose

Rebecca1…It’s as if Otto wouldn’t die until, he got home…So the soul of him was aware. What beasts those who did this to him have to be. And now South Korea want to see if they can set up talks with the Kim/North Korea to see if they can get along. Don’t think you can get along with Kim unless you are Dennis Rodman. And then I’m not so sure. I watched “Arrow” since day one, but never caught on to “The Flash: when it came on as an off shoot of Arrow. Same with “The Originals.” Really liked the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yep; heard it was good. I personally never followed Wonder Woman. I have to tell you…if you have the time and are looking for something to watch “The Flash” is great. So fun. If you do watch it from season 1…and try to separate it from Arrow. I only know a few of the Arrow characters who crossed over to “The Flash” for a few episodes so I know it’s difficult when you have an alliance with either show if you didn’t watch them both from the beginning. I think it’s worth it. As for “Homeland”…sooooo worth it! The acting… Read more »

JK
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JK

WELCOME BACK…YOU WERE MISSED!!!!

Shirley
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Shirley

So glad your back GH would not be the same if you and Nathen didn’t get back to your lives together I wonder what will happen now that Maxie’s back.

Shirley
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Shirley

I wonder what will happen now that Maxie is back ,Glad to see you back on GH.

Shirley
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Shirley

Glad your back on GH ,Iwonder what’s going to happen now that Maxie is back.

Mo
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Mo

It’s good she’s able to come back. I hope she is healthy and happy.

dmr
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dmr

I’ve never been a fan of Maxie (although, it’s nothing against the actress). The character has always been Tuesday or Wednesday “filler,” in my opinion. I’m certainly not a fan of Amy. Good Gawd, make it stop. TPTB seem determined to make Amy a main character, now slowly introducing her family into her ridiculous storyline. She’s tied to Kristina, has a disabled brother, and has ties to the hospital where she works. All of this was done offline. The cast is bloated as it is and it’s time to clean house!

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