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Kirsten Storms GH Return Date Announced As August 3rd!

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Friday morning according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has now officially confirmed the first airdate back for Kirsten Storms in her pivotal role as Maxie Jones!

Storms, who took a short leave from taping the series and was replaced temporarily by Molly Burnett, will be back in action on-screen on the upcoming Wednesday, August 3rd episode.

That is good news for GH fans, who have been excited to see how Kirsten mixes it up with new cast member Bree Williamson’s Claudette as their story with Nathan (Ryan Paevey) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) begins to pick up steam.

So, excited about the news of Kirsten’s on-air return in just a few weeks? Comment below.

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Melissa
Melissa

I like MB’s more mature and measured portrayal of Maxie better. I hope KS adopts some of that into the Maxie character when she returns.

Harry
Harry

YES! Me too–thank you.

su0000
su0000

awwww.. I’m liking the substitute Molly Burnett Maxie.. she is not as ditzy juvenile as Kirsten’s Mixie.
0ooh well, at least I enjoyed sub Maxie lol ..

Harry
Harry

Oh damn, kill me now. I keep agreeing with suooo as of late.
For me, it’s like agreeing with Sarah Palin.
No offense, su00.
Can you see Russia from your house?

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

🙂

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

So excited to have Kirsten Storms coming back very soon! Missed her Maxie with Claudette.

Timmm
Timmm

Good. Molly filled in well but Kristen IS Maxie. Now a suggestion. Nick Stabile has been on fire as Nick. We all assume TC is coming back? Thats fine, Tyler is great as the Prince. Could ABC PLEASE use Nick Stabile as a recasted Nathan West? The character is in a big story and he CANNOT handle working with all the talent around him! He is ruining important scenes! Nick Stabile will knock it out of the park!

Celia
Celia

Ahhh, my Timmmbo. Firstly, I’d be heartbroken. I say; Do you want that on your conscience?
Secondly, he is too old to be Nathan!!!!! But, I do want him with Maura…..in whatever capacity.

Shay
Shay

Be sure to circle KS’s return date for your little man, Nico! He’ll be over the moon that “RealMaxie” is back!

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
LOL. Done and done.
Nico whined a bit here and there because he didn’t see Maxie. He recovers quite nicely as soon as his cousins come around. Playtime is apparently more important.
At least, she’s coming back before the school year starts and before he goes to day-camp.
He asked me if Maxie could come to his birthday party…LOL. Out of the mouth of babes.
Wow, Shay!! You remembered my son Nicholas’ moniker. Sweet.

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

Great idea, Timmm! The current Nathan is a snooze.

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

I suppose Maxie will sleep with Griffen after Claudette drugs Nathan and gets him to sleep with her…Maxie has also slept with Nathan and Claudette has slept with Griffen…here is the shocker…both women get pregnant…Maxie doesnt know if her child is Nathan’s or Griffen’s…Claudette doesnt know which one is the father of her child…one is Griffen’s and one is Nathan’s but which lady has which father’s child…oh, no…there was a baby switch at the hospital…Maxie thinks she has Griffen’s and Claudette’s is Nathan’s or is it the other way around?…they could easily figure out the baby switch-Maxie had a boy and Claudette had a girl but this is GH and both women dont recall the sex of their child-it will take two years to figure it all out-lol

Linda
Linda

I like this idea!!

Celia
Celia

Aha…I can always depend on you to make me laugh, Jimmy. You sound like a soap opera, Jimmy, HaHa!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Been there done that. In other words, you’re probably right.

su0000
su0000

I like Molly Burnett dahmit!
She is not juvenile and has grownup smarts about her ..
Molly Burnett as Maxie is more sophisticated in the role

but- Kristine Maxie will do .. lol

Omar
Omar

Agree su0000!! Molly has brought this wonderful maturity to Maxie..Kirsten’s Maxie, has been getting on my nerves for a couple of years..Her acting has not evolve and nor has her character, still the ditzy and whinny inmature Maxie.

Oh well, welcome back Ms Storms!

Celia
Celia

I don’t understand, Michael. What do you mean? I do not think Kirsten had a controlled substance problem. She had an issue with her skin, at least, that’s what I believed.

mrsnoahdrake
mrsnoahdrake

Yeah! Glad Kirsten is feeling better.
She can’t come back soon enough for me.

Elaine
Elaine

There is only one Maxi & that is Kristen Storms!

Ghlover
Ghlover

Im
Now hopimg Molly stays as Sara webber or a recast of Kiki Jerome

I love gh
I love gh

She needs to be Kiki!

Katzie
Katzie

I am kinda gonna miss Molly in the role ,but Kirsten IS Maxie. Hope I get to see Molly in another role soon on daytime ! She did very well subbing for Kirsten.

heidi
heidi

I can’t wait to have Kirsten back… she is Maxie and no one else has ever been able to do Maxie like she does. Jen came close, but Kirsten has something special that she brings to the role of Maxie!

Molly has not cut it at all in my opinion and I can’t wait to have the Maxie I love back!

SZima
SZima

I’m very happy Kirsten is soon back!
Molly did an OK job, but after seeing her in several different roles now, I still don’t care for her acting “style.” She does a couple weird things, with her mouth and body language, that bug me! LOL

Soaphound
Soaphound

Yes, Szima, I noticed that too. There are times she seems to be talking while trying to remove peanut butter from her teeth. Which, I believe, was how they got the horse in MR. ED to simulate talking. I actually didn’t mean that the way it sounded. I like Molly very much as Maxie and of the recent additions (the laughable Aaron –who probably couldn’t even SPELL chef– , Nurse Amy, Rachel’s mother, Andre, and especially Claudette) she is by far the best fit for GH. Maybe in a different role later on, or as a replacement for the hard-to-take Hunter King for a SORASED Summer Newman on Y&R?

Michael
Michael

Glad that Kirsten Storms is returning as Maxie. She’s just great. I did enjoy Molly Burnett’s temporary portrayal of Maxie, and I agree with Melissa that Molly Burnett played a more mature Maxie, and I’m hoping that Kirsten Storms will do the same, when she returns. Kudos to both Jen Lilley and Molly Burnett during their temporary time as Maxie. Claudette (Bree Williamson) is going to be a first-class b–ch-on-wheels! I just loved her as Jessica Buchanan on One Life to Live (ABC-TV, 1968-2012). You know, she’s reunited with Roger Howarth (Franco), who played her uncle, Todd Manning, on OLTL, as well as Michael Easton (Dr. Hamilton Finn), who played Det. John McBain on OLTL. You might have noticed that Todd (Roger Howarth) and Starr (Kristen Alderson) Manning, and Det. John McBain, as well as a few other OLTL characters, came to GH, after OLTL went off the air. After a little while, all the OLTL characters left town on GH. This was because Prospect Park Productions, the company that was producing All My Children and One Life to Live online, after both soaps ended their long runs on ABC-TV, in 2011 and 2012, respectively, owned the rights to both the AMC and OLTL characters, which is why the OLTL characters couldn’t remain on GH, because ABC-TV no longer owned the rights to these characters, and neither did GH. This is why Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson returned to GH as the new Franco, and Kiki Jerome. Another interesting fact is that Emme Rylan, the new Lulu Spencer, replaced Hayley Erin, the new Kiki Jerome, as Abby Newman, on The Young and the Restless, so now GH has two of Y&R’s former Abby Newmans. Abby on Y&R is now played by Melissa Ordway, who appeared on 90210 (CW-11, 2008-2013), which was based on Beverly Hills, 90210 (FOX-5, 1990-2000). Also, on Halloween 2011, I met this young lady in our local supermarket, who was training for a job as a cashier. I could have sworn I was looking at Kirsten Storms. I told this young lady how very much she looked like Kirsten Storms, except her hair was more of a reddish blond. The young lady told me that she would like to see the actress I mentioned, and I told her that she could see Kirsten Storms on GH. I never saw this young lady again, because she didn’t get the cashier job, but guess what her name was?! Kristen! Isn’t that something?! Not only did she look exactly like Kirsten Storms, but her name was almost identical, except the “r” and “i” were reversed. Some coincidence, right?!

Michael
Michael

One thing I forgot to mention about the two temporary Maxie’s, is that Jen Lilley, after her temporary time as Maxie on GH, went on to play Theresa on Days of Our Lives, and dyed her hair, from blonde to red, for that role. Molly Burnett came in the opposite direction. She first played Melanie on Days of Our Lives, and then came to GH, to play Maxie temporarily, and left her hair as it was on Days of Our Lives, a sort-of, reddish brown.

Michael
Michael

I also often wonder whatever happened to two other actresses who played Maxie on GH?! Robyn Richards, who played Maxie for quite a while, and Danica Stewart, who played Maxie for a little while?! They both seem to have disappeared, and we really don’t hear anything about the two of them at all. The only thing I know is that after Danica Stewart left GH, she went on to play the fourth, and final, Jessica Bennett on the long-defunct supernatural soap opera, Passions (NBC-TV, 1999-2007; DIRECTV, 2007-2008). Other than this, I have no idea where these two actresses are now, or what they’re doing now!

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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‘Studio City’s’ Sean Kanan to Host Indie Series Awards Virtual Ceremony

Coming up, another award show will transition during the coronavirus pandemic to a virtual presentation when the 11th Annual Indie Series Awards reveals its winners in a ceremony w=on Thursday, June 18, starting at 9:00 p. m. EST.

This year, the host with the most will be Sean Kanan, known for his roles on General Hospital (Ex-AJ) and The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless (Ex-Deacon), and this year for his Daytime Emmy-nominated work from his digital series, Studio City,

“I am honored and excited to be a part of the digital community and ISA family,” added Kanan. “This is the future of entertainment.”

Since 2oo9, the ISAs have honored some of the best of independent web series.

Tickets are said to be going on sale, so you can watch the virtual ceremony beginning at home starting on June 1st.

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So, will you be checking out Sean and the Indie Series Awards next month? Comment below.

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TODAY: General Hospital Rebroadcasts Masterful 52nd Anniversary Episode

Fans are in for a treat today (Friday, May 22nd) when ABC’s General Hospital airs an encore presentation of one of the finest hours of soap opera in the history of the genre, with its 52nd anniversary episode from April 1, 2015.

In the episode, viewers finally learned what turned Luke (Tony Geary) into Fluke, which has been the on-going story for months; but it all lead up to the shocking reveal, when Luke revisited his past in his broken down childhood home and the demons that haunted him.

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The episode goes from black and white to color, as Geary plays two roles: Luke and his abusive father, Tim, in one of the greatest performances of his career.

It is there we finally see Luke’s mother, Lena, played to perfection by Laura Wright (Carly).  And, it is in these scenes we meet for the first time Chloe Lanier as a young Patricia Spencer, who was so good, she was later cast as Nelle.  Playing the young Luke in another powerful performance was Joey Luthman,

Throughout the twists and turns, viewers learn that Luke not only killed his father, but accidentally killed his own mother who he loved.  It was a harrowing moment of deeply repressed memories.  The ending in the present time also features the Spencer family rallying around a distraught Luke in the hankie-inducing final scenes.

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So, will  you be watching today’s 52nd anniversary episode of GH?  Do you agree it was one of the finest episodes of the series? Comment below

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