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Lisa LoCicero Signs New Contract With General Hospital! Are You Up for an Olivia & Sonny Pairing?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

In this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now it reveals that General Hospital favorite, Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) has signed a new contract with the ABC soap opera.  LoCicero joined GH back in 2008.

LoCicero related to SOD about some initial concern about her current negotiations stating, “It was so funny because we were in contract negotiations at the time I got the call saying Olivia was going to get shot and I was like, “Uh, wait a minute  … (Laughs).  Of course, it has been planned for a long time but I still kept thinking, “Not a good time for a physical misfortune to befall your character (Laughs).”

So with LoCicero staying put in Port Charles and inking a new deal, and clearly the show intimating and moving towards a re-exploration of a romance between Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia, especially since they share a child together in Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), the question we pose to you GH fans is, are you up for an Olivia and Sonny pairing? Do you think they should end up together finally after all these years?  Clearly, with Connie soon out of the picture, or at least we think so (unless the show recasts),  with the upcoming departure of Kelly Sullivan, it paves the way for these two former lovebirds to try to find love and happiness with each other this time around in their lives! What are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know!

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Dinah
Dinah

OMG NO

Dinah
Dinah

More FF for me, that the story of gh these days.

gloria
gloria

It’s late & I have been drinking. What is FF?

Jovin
Jovin

What is FF? If it means fast forward, that describes what I do to about 75% of the show these days.

Patrick
Patrick

These “headlines” bite some….. ie: No Connie… More Olivia….

and I get that…. she’s one of my girls’.

it just smarts – that GH and the production team… and that includes writing… couldn’t concieve how powerful a team they had.

it’s so obvious… ie: the lengths production will go to… for the tried and true (?).

Sonny and Carly.

I will say… Olivia is good at wrenching out all the stops and emotion with Dante… and I actually believe that she and Sonny will make a go of it… it’s all just missing something…. Connie.

Patrick
Patrick

ie: GH storytelling.

#1. Daniel Edward. – was that telling that Silas is telling Sam to find a bone barrow doner immediately. Franco to the rescue.

#2. Maxie dancing and singing/talking to “her” baby… that ws touching.. and emotional.

#3. Mac and Felicia are getting MARRIED. LOVE this couple.

——

so… for what GH is… I still find snippets of good.

Denise
Denise

It all depends on his Mob status which is why she did not let Sonny know that he did have a son but then she ate her words and hooked up with Zachara. This storyline should be interesting

Marie D
Marie D

definetly want them together, Sonny the mob boss, and his son a cop, how much better can it get?

donna
donna

i have thought that pairing for a while now.would like it.glad she renewed her contract but real sorry about them letting kelly sullivan go.she is wonderful.somebody will grab her up in a hurry.maybe michelle stafford would like to come to general hospital

Patrick
Patrick

i’m happy for Olivia…..

and it’s not her doing…

all these happenings… w/no Connie. I think most can tell – Connie – was my new leading lady.

this will all take some getting used to.

Nicole
Nicole

No way. Not as a couple. I want Megan ward back

gloria
gloria

I TOTALLY loved Megan Ward!

Dinah
Dinah

Me too Nicole & Gloria, love love Megan Ward only Kate Howard I will watch at all.

linda lay
linda lay

yes putsonny an olive together

gloria
gloria

YES, YES, YES. It is about time-long overdue! I would love to see Sonny & Olivia together. And I have always hated that Sonny & Alexis just had that ONE night-long ago. That was it. And if I remember correctly Sonny & current Carly have only had ONE night together! (in a limo when Michael was in the coma) To me Laura Wright is the best Carly & she & Sonny never got any good love scenes & Alexis only got that one night! I LOVE SONNY!

Jared
Jared

Bring Megan Ward back. Miss LoCicero is so lovely and would make an excellent pairing for any of the leading men but Sonny. I just don’t like selfish Sonny. I never have. She and Spinelli would make a cute couple crime solving team with her visions and the Jackal’s Internet savvy.

Erika
Erika

Yeah. I’d be open to it. I love their vibe so far, and there’s Dante between them. They could explore their Bensonhurst history as teens, and stuff.

So, I’m okay with it.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Who didnt see that coming….?

Antonetta Nocito
Antonetta Nocito

I like Sonny with Kate, or Connie.

Ces
Ces

OH GAWD — she’s SO frigging annoying with her crazy 10-cup a day caffeinenated personality. I wish she was leaving and Kelly Sullivan was staying.. FFwd worthy is right!!!

su0000
su0000

I agree.. when she is on screen she gets me worn out watching her hyper fits..
She comes off like a speed freak..
Really, she looks like she is a meth addict character..
She is way way way extreme jittery..
She needs to calm down and be in control of herself
It is hard to watch that character she needs a tranquilizer..

Barb
Barb

that’s how real new yawkas are, hyper and jittery

Regina
Regina

It’s about time sonny and Olivia get back together
I have wanted them together since Olivia’s first day
On the show, they have great chemistry together

Kat
Kat

Thank you! Olivia and Sonny have great chemistry and she can give him the loyalty he truly desires. I thought
we were headed for an all out love triangle before we all heard Megan Ward was leaving but now I think they’ll come together over her death or her death will be the angst between them.

Patrick
Patrick

is this the first time on GH… that they’re showing Sonny and Olivia together?

Mary SF
Mary SF

I was wondering that myself since I am fairly new to GH, so recently I read the back story on another web site and yes this will be the first time GH will show the romance. She was involved with Johnny and Steve, but not Sonny, at least not since they were teens– off camera.

Shirley A Miller
Shirley A Miller

No, Sonny and Olivia were together quite a while back. I liked them together but then something happened (I don’t remember to be honest), but I think Olivia left Sonny around the time he shot Dante. Anyone out there with full story, sure would love to hear it!!!!!!

Catherine Jydstrup
Catherine Jydstrup

This is 100% against Olivia’s character. If she was open to a life with an ongoing mob boss, she’d have stayed with him back in the day. Connie’s character was a MUCH better match for Sonny’s personality and lifestyle.

Lew S
Lew S

Sorry, I don’t see tgw chemistry between those two. It is a shame they are letting Kelly Sullivan go. Now, there is story and a boat load of chemistry!

Patrick
Patrick

it was all in the eyes….

the way they looked at each other…..

she beamed… was radiant. what man wouldn’t Love that…

it was equal footing…. and the tenderness they emoted together…. and she would have been great as the in this together two some…. Sonny and Connie worked.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I am sucker for the old teenage sweethearts getting back together when they are older and wiser storyline- that is why I was such a fan of Vicky and Jake’s relationship on AW. So I am willing to give these two characters their second chance for romance.

Patrick
Patrick

Another World rememberance…

Awww….. Vicky and Jake.
my favorite was Joe and Paulina.
Loved Rachel… (victoria wyndham and Carl)

for soap couples… Another World had it in spades…. Cass and Frankie – The TOP.
Sharlene and John? dag he oozed handsome. and all this is just the tip of what Another World is. like DAYS… NBC epitomized supercouples. can’t forget Cindy and Grant… what everyone idealizes as FUN.

GHLover
GHLover

Ahhhh Another World!!! Lila and Cass… Vicky and Ryan…Jake and Paulina jumping im water 🙂 …Lorna!!! …Felicia and Lucas ….Omg guys you got me crying!! How i wish someone would revive this show

Patrick
Patrick

you know…. for every soap that’s been on the air….

for me….

#1. ATWT
#2. DAYS
#3 AW

Mary SF
Mary SF

The reason AW has been on my mind is because June 25th was the 14th anniversary of the last episode—-I can’t believe it has been that long— still can see Mac raising the wine glass in the final moment— oh well— just glad NBC didn’t follow through and cancel Days too, which they were about to back then— we wouldn’t be having all the fun stuff we are now enjoying if they did. But as AW Linda Dano said it best back in 99 when she said “My God! If you can get rid of Another World, you can get rid of anything”– and they did.

gloria
gloria

I loved AW & who remembers Bay City? Santa Barbara? Oh Santa Barbara was SO GOOD. I would love to see that in reruns on Soapnet. I miss all of our soaps that are gone.

Jovin
Jovin

The NBC soaps were awesome. That block of Another World, Days, and Santa Barbara rocked!!

Kat
Kat

Yayness! I have been dying for an Olivia and Sonny pairing. If you weren’t touched by her risking her life to save Sonny then saying she would do anything for him when he asked her why, then I really don’t know what to say. As Sonny said, he won’t forget it, he was clearly deeply moved as well.

louisa
louisa

Ugh. But better than Sonny with Connie.

rebecca
rebecca

I love Lisa…I think she’s adorable…and her character is warm, vivacious and total Brooklyn! LOL…She adds a real touch of “family” to the show with her affection for her son and her loyalty to Connie. I’m very glad she’s staying on.

As for her with Sonny, yes, it’s obvious they were going in that direction but I thought it would be interesting to see how it effects Connie/Kate….would it split up the cousins? Would Connie/Kate break apart agan…seems like they’re missing a good storyline here unless they’re recasting. Which wouldn’t make sense since Kelly’s so good in the role and the three of them are very believable as the Brooklyn 3…

Patrick
Patrick

see.. you just hit on the nail… as some other have said as well…

GH could have delved so much further in to Olivia and Connie… I know it’s too late… but… i think livia is a hoot as well…. her Brooklyn past – fiery mammacita… so… it was touching and effective what she has… with Dante and Connie.

like what you said…it’s like GH is dropping the ball again… with so much potential.

Kelly is so good…. glad i can stand on my soap box with some agreeing.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I don’t think there could be a romance while Connie was still in the picture. Olivia loves her cousin too much to go after her man, and I don’t think Sonny would see Olivia in a different light as long as Connie was in the picture. After the two have been together they could have Connie come back and then explored all that stuff you mentioned, but not during the “falling in love” phase of the relationship. My guess is Connie will see Olivia likes Sonny and she will leave town to give Olivia her shot with Sonny after all these years.

Linda Dowell
Linda Dowell

No

su0000
su0000

They are running of women for Sonny and now they need to recycle the old ones..
They are a terrible couple..
The only way the character Olivia would be watchable would be if she never spoke ..

She needs to find some class, be more dignified, look more intelligent, and be calm and in control..
Now she is hyper dinngy ding character ……………..

Wendy
Wendy

I love the idea of them together, and have since Dante came on the show. He needs one woman in his life, that isn’t entirely crazy (the LSD induced hallucinations aren’t here fault. LOL).

Patrick
Patrick

LOL… Livia certainly had a lot to deal with going on around her.

her LSD played out… and it’s still GOOD.

what with Connie’s alternate personality.
what with Steve’s mom… Heather wacko’ed out.

she’s had a lot of kooky going on … and she remained herself. I don’t know… I don’t see her in overdrive.

God… the LSD part certainly brought her around… dag! I thought her and Steve were so boring…. thankfully he’s gone… kinda like Daniel and Jenn on DAYs… Daniel could dissapear and I wouldn’t miss a beat.

ricardo
ricardo

I love lisa. she is a terrific actress. olivia and sonny belong together.

heidi
heidi

I think Lisa’s great!!! I think it would be fun to explore the Sonny and Olivia pairing! Go for it!

m l shughart
m l shughart

I love the closeness of the Bensonhurst (*spelling) cousins. They work well together, hate to see Kelly Sullivan leaving.

Karen
Karen

Love Lisa as Olivia & Love me some Sonny! But would like for the story to be that their love to be a brother-sister love. I see no sexual chem between the two. If they are going to pair Sonny with someone new, then Ava has exactly what Sonny needs in a mate! She obviously can be his new Jason! “With Benefits”

su0000
su0000

Agree.. they have zero chem..
I can not picture them in hot passion or even a hot kiss, it just is not there..
A terrible couple..

All Sonny’s women end up in a very bad way, poor Olivia, no good comes from being with Sonny..

Mary SF
Mary SF

His new Jason, “with Benefits” LOL Karen- that’s too funny for words. Thanks for the laugh.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I like Ava but i read somewhere where someone said she was going to be killed off…i hope not.

Jan
Jan

No but lets see there’s…..no nobody.

Marianne
Marianne

Ok… Pairing her with Sonny at this point is just out of character for Liv. Connie is like a sister to her and Liv is fiercely loyal. It would be a horrible thing for her to hook up with her cousins ex fiancée!!

Paula Kate Meserole
Paula Kate Meserole

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love “Solivia.” Sonny and Olivia have so much history and a son together. This is the best thing I have heard in a very long time. Sonny and Olivia forever!!!!!!!!!

su0000
su0000

”’Solivia”’ ?
Reads like a Kindergartner who hasn’t mastered to speak correctly..
They have names.
Sonny and Olivia would be a terrible couple.
And her being with Sonny can be fatal, a good start to writing her out..

And being single and friends is a good thing too.

Paula Kate Meserole
Paula Kate Meserole

Once again I love Solivia!

Now if GH could just “Bust the Britch” once and for all….that would be spectacular.

boes
boes

Dullivia is about as interesting as a can of Chef Boyardee. The arms flail, the mouth flaps, the eyes blink rapidly, and torrents of nonsense pour out of her ever-open mouth. She’s about as sexy as a roll of cookie dough and not quite that bright.

So she’s PERFECT FOR SONNY. Yup, they’ve finally found the perfect pairing. Just think of the time – and brain power – we’ll get to save by FF’d through both of them.

Nothin says Bensenhurst lovin’ like getting together with the guy who plugged your son in the chest. Now she can wait for him to shoot the grandchild and then she can comfort him about that too.

SHOW is a trainwreck.

One good thing – at least she’s NOT Franko or Kiki.

Jovin
Jovin

I LOVE your post!!

Jovin
Jovin

If the fans want Olivia to meet a violent death in a mob shoot out or explosion, they should root for her to be with Sonny. Get Sonny Off the show already! Give us back our General Hospital!

mama3
mama3

I have been a long time viewer and was super excited that FV and RC were coming over to GH. In the beginning they rocked the show and turned it into something awesome to watch. All of the momentum and buildup to the 50th was well worth the return of the vets. Now certain characters have been further tarnished, banished, or written into a corner.

The show has lost all momentum from the 50th anniversary and shows no signs of improving. Every time a story gets interesting it gets sidetracked. There is no romance because no one has chemistry. Carly and Franco have potential because RH and LW had the potential as Todd and Carly. I have always been interested in an Olivia and Sonny pairing, but was wondering if they were going to go the Ava Jerome route. That would be interesting. Liz doesn’t work with AJ or Nicholas. Sabrina and Patrick are a bore, how many times does Molly have to jump between Rafe and TJ. Mac and Felicia are a joke. Anyone who knows the Frisco and Felicia love story does not buy that she would choose him over Frisco EVER.

Shirley A Miller
Shirley A Miller

I liked Olivia and Sonny together previously on GH, thought they had a lot of chemistry together. I guess the writers didn’t think so and broke them up. I am glad to see them getting back together ….. I feel as a couple they were more real than Connie/Kate and Sonny. So….. I am happy to see them give it another “go” …. until someone else comes along that the writers think has more appeal than Olivia. So let’s bring them on ….. Olivia and Sonny …… HOORAY!!!!!!

Phil
Phil

I won’t join the bandwagon of Olivia haters here! I am glad she signed back up with GH, but I do not want these two paired. I would LOVE the so called tired Sonny an Carly pairing! If Todd can’t come back, I don’t want her with anyone but Sonny! Olivia deserves an honest man… Someone new!

Barb
Barb

Great pairing. She accepts Sonny and doesn’ t try to change him like the other women do.

Danielle Smith
Danielle Smith

I would love to see Sonny and Olivia together I think they would be great together

kim
kim

YES!!!! I love Sonny and Olivia together. I’ve waited four years for this pairing. They have tons of chemistry. They are my favorite couple.

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A Carson bonanza is on its way for the week of June 15th -19th when ABCs General Hospital rebroadcasts five pivotal moments in the love story and perils of Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright).

The episodes date back to 2007 through 2016.  One of the emotional highlights is when the duo start to have major marital issue over the loss of their son, Morgan (Bryan Craig).

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Here’s what to look forward to for CarSon week:

Monday, June 15 : Sonny and Carly re-declare their love during the Metro Court hostage crisis. (originally aired 2/7/2007)

Tuesday, June 16: Sonny has gone off his meds and begins to spiral. Carly convinces him to resume taking the lithium. (originally aired 9/24/2013)

Wednesday, June 17:  Sonny is in critical condition after being shot. Sitting vigil in the hospital chapel, Carly reads the vows he wrote for her, and remembers their ups and downs. (originally aired 9/14/2015)

Thursday, June 18:  Sonny and Carly get married in the GH chapel.  (originally aired 10/15/2015)

Friday, June 19:  Grieving for Morgan, Carly blames Sonny for their son’s death. (originally aired 10/12/2016)

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Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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Look for memorable moments this week from James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin) when he performed Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes” and Josh Swickard’s (Chase) rendition of Portugal the Man’s hit, “Feel It Still” among others.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Episode 13812 (OAD: 5/23/17)
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Sonny and Carly learn that Ava switched Morgan’s pills. Nina takes Valentin back. Anna tells Jason she is looking for a bio-toxin known as the Chimera. Jake sees Helena order him to do his magic trick, featuring the Chimera. Musical Performances include: Faith by George Michaels performed by Ned Quartermaine & Olivia Falconeri, Modern Love by David Bowie performed by Dillon Quartermaine & Kiki Jerome and Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen performed by Epiphany Johnson, Felix DuBois, Bobbie Spencer, Amy Driscoll and Deanna.

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