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Major Clue To James DePaiva’s GH Role In New Promo!

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As the mystery to what is causing Sam’s (Kelly Monaco) hallucinations, delusions, and seeming paranoia is well underway, from the looks of this week’s ABC promo for General Hospital, things are quickly going downhill for her.

The promo reveals James DePaiva (Ex-Max Holden, One Life to Live) who has been already announced coming to General Hospital in an upcoming role, speaking to Sam as a doctor!

Could it be that James will turn out to be as many suspected a recast Dr. Jeff Webber, or could he be a brand new doctor in town helping Sam through psychological or physical trauma, or a mysterious brain injury or disease?

Watch this week’s GH promo after the jump featuring Kelly Monaco and DePaiva. Then weigh-in: Who do you think now James’ is playing? Any more thoughts on to what is happening to Sam? Comment below.

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This, to me, further gives weight that he just might be taking over the role of Jeff Webber!

Timmm
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Timmm

Which is fine, we were teased of Jeff last year. RDA is not available or wasnt considered so James will be great. The only twist now is his daughters seem to be getting along fine without daddy!

dmr
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dmr

Well, many of my fellow bloggers have already commented that they think James will be portraying Jeff Webber. I was too young to know Jeff. I know some of the character’ s history. Either way, why did they have to pair him with Monotone Sam? Talk about boring someone down. Ugh. Also, if he is Jeff Webber, that means I will also be bored to tears with more Elizabeth scenes, and Good God, more cringe-filled Hayden scenes. Regardless, I do like James and wish him well. Hopefully, TPTB will pair him with someone (romantically) who won’t bore me to tears!

Connie
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Connie

My god you don’t like anyone on GH. These are all seasons actors, and I think very good.

Timmm
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Timmm

dmr mentioned THREE characters he didnt like, NOT 33! Give it a break!

penny
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penny

So true dmr.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree, Liz can be nails on a chalkboard! Hayden is fine as long as she isnt with FINN!

dmr
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dmr

& thank you, Timmm! I absolutely adore the Quartermaine Family and flashback scenes and references to old family feuds between the beloved “Q’s.” I miss the Quartermaine Family, and I have to admit, I was a little upset when Hayden was accepting visitors at the mansion… I also love Ava. I think Maura West is an incredible actress. I love Julian; although, unfortunately, the writers have written him into a corner with Alexis. I love the friendship between Alexis and Diane. I actually like Sonny (the Dimpled Don) and Carly. I have just grown very tired of their relationship and… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

With the disappointment of Jennifer Bassey’s character and lack of any anvils on a Jeff Webber appearance, it looks like JdP has been cast in a day player role.

Many say the cast is bloated. However, if they’re going to bring on new characters, make them them legacy ones the audience has been waiting for — Jeff, Serena, Brooklyn, etc.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Maybe you can wait and see? As for Jennifer Bassey (never knew of her) but you and others might be jumping the gun, which happens a lot. Perhaps she’ll have a larger role. You can’t tell from that one episode (unless you read she was only making a day appearance). As for James DP…again…wait and see. Can’t tell a thing from this. And, as for legacy characters, I’m not so sure “the audience” has been waiting. There are people who’ve followed GH for decades and those who are new and aren’t invested. Me? I just want good stories. If James’… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

You might want to practice what you preach 🙂 I seem to recall you made your dislike of Aunt Stella after only 2 days.

Would love to hear from other viewers what non-dead legacy characters they’d most like to see again.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ah, my dear, Steve…LOL…you didn’t say you “disliked” Jennifer Bassey or were upset James DP was making an appearance; you expressed that you thought her role was a “disappoinment.” I was just saying that perhaps her role will pick up…that we might not have seen the last of her. Why don’t you wait and see how the Amy/Nathan story plays out and if she’s part of it. That’s why I said “wait and see…” “Aunt Stella” wasn’t someone I knew was even making an appearance. So my disapproval was more like…why do we need this character when we could have,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats just it, I dont mind ex soap stars working on GH as long as its not a new character while we sit and wait for Jeff or Jimmy Lee. I dont want to have to motor through the sludge of another FrankenPET!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I just want to add, Steve, that I’m one of the audience who has been clamoring for more legacy characters…I’d love Lucky, Nic, Mac, Alcazar, Skye…even Alice…to return! I will always bitch and moan about the treatment and demise of AJ. Ugh…don’t get me started! LOL. But, I do look forward to some of the OLTL actors they’re bringing on, whether or not they’re playing any legacy roles. As long as the character holds my interest and the story is good, which always remains to be seen. In the words of Marlon Brando…”STELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” No. :/ (but oh how I loved… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Rebecca

I understand where you’re coming from, and we are both charter members of the “justice for AJ” more “more Mac” clubs.

The reason I like Stella is she stirred things up and we got to see TJ because of it. I can see how you don’t like the character. And I know you can understand my dislike of Amy.

dmr
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dmr

Oh, Alice. I loved Alice. Why wasn’t Alice a part of Tracy’s farewell? The part could not have been recast. Only one woman could play Alice. Loved her. I’m not interested in Aunt Stella, either. I don’t care if a woman that I never heard of, who is related to a character that I don’t care about, knew who another character’s biological father was or not. I don’t care about the backstory that I never witnessed on-screen. Mind you, I think it was Friday’s episode that was spent on Aunt Stella coming to terms with “the news” while talking to… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

@dmr Due to preemptions, GH is currently one day behind so shows that were planned to air on Thursday will appear on Friday for the next month. Let’s send good thoughts and best wishes to Bergen Williams (Alice). She hasn’t posted to social media in quite a while. Unfortunately, Alice has become one of those characters that disappear without notice. The Q’s don’t mention her anymore and only refer to a generic housekeeper when needed. Speaking of the Q’s, how is Hayden still living in the mansion? And I know the den set is cheaper to use than the front… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

He dmr…agreed. Steve…we were doing so well…until Amy! ahahhahahah…I LIKE Amy! I do. She’s cute, bubbly and refreshing in the midst of the dark, angst, etc. of a lot of the characters. And, though I found her insufferable…grating…when she just popped up on our screen with her inconsequential attempted recreation of Amy Vining’s persona…I think she’s quite likeable now. Not sure what the “stats’ are on her…I think I’m in the minority on this site regarding her. Unless you were being facetious. Like, “Rebecca, I know you like Amy but since I’m cutting you slack on Aunt Stella I KNOW… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Steve….Amen to your thoughts and best wishes to Bergen Williams! Her “Alice” is a truly beloved and much missed member of the GH family, and the fact that her obvious absence from the Q family manse is so keenly felt and repeatedly commented upon here at MFSoaps is a real testament to the skills of this talented actress and her hugely cheerful, inimitable presence.

Celia
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Celia

HaHa, Shay. As I have mentioned a couple of times, I assimilate Helena, not only with Succubus….pardon the ‘incidental’ pun….( she can suck anyone’s life, blood and brains at will), LOL, but also with the Angel of Death navigating a ghost ship ( possibly a frigate, LOL) on the river Styx.
Soooo, whether she’s dead or alive is debatable.
It seems there’s no need for her to be ‘earthly’ to devastate PC. She manages quite well from the netherworld. I think that guy Costa, Helena’s minion did all the damage he needed to do, for a time….that includes Sam.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, yeah, Shay. Picture this; ….. The Queen of Darkness, sitting at the head of a sumptuously-set table, surrounded by her spawn…all the Cassadine clan …..ALIVE…..wine glasses ( or tankards) a’clinking, laughing at our expense? LOL…Silly CeeCee.

Michael
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Michael

This 30 second tease gives no clues at all.

Celia
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Celia

I guess, Michael…the snippet doesn’t reveal anything. Imagination is what we need, LOL.
The only plausible interpretaion would be : psychiatrist, more so than psychologist. Perhaps Sam has (as su suggested), a tumor. So, dePaiva could be a neurologist/ brain surgeon.
What are the chances that Sam is experiencing premonitions and not hallucinations? Does she have ESP?
I think she is going to hurt someone. Namely, Sonny. She probably considers him a direct threat to Jason, herself, her family.

Shay
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Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl! If Sam were to hurt Sonny, she would deserve a medal…about time some karma came back to bite him on his unblessed behind! But having said that, I hope this obvious “doctor” is just another one of those convenient drive-by characters solely designed to accommodate the temporary stunt casting of yet another FOF/”soap vet get” and that he is NOT Dr. Jeff Webber!!!! His is an important legacy character with a real history on the GH canvas and that needs to honored and respected with a truly fitting actor to step into the shoes of the original portrayer,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny and Carly should disappear on his island, take the summer off and come back finding Morgan in September. [A recast PLEASE!]

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Hiyaah, Shaybelle,
LOL…one can only hope. We will know soon enough what is going on with Sam. I stand behind my original comment that Helena’s evil hand has dipped into Sam’s brain.
I truly was awaiting to meet Dr. Webber, after his name was bandied around on noth these boards and GH, itself.

Shay
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Shay

Oh yes, CeeCee, I am certain that Sam’s “mystery malady” is not one attributable to a spontaneous occurrence…Helena no doubt has once again reared her glamorously-coiffed head in the direction of Port Charles for yet more evil-doing! The only question which remains is if she is doing it from the afteerlife or from a more cozy and clandestine location on this mortal coil????

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCeeGirl…It seems that the big question regarding Helena (Is she or isn’t she…well and truly gone from the face of the GH planet?) will not be definitively answered anytime soon…..As you have observed, the Ice Queen is equally effective alive or dead, but I still hope that she lives on so we can see her in her gloriously glam gets-ups for yet another frightful in-the-flesh foray in Port Charles…Besides there are too many M.I.A. Cassadines yet unaccounted for….it’s too implausible that both Nik and Helena are gone for good.

su0000
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su0000

I really don’t care about Sam’s dumbass brain .. C’mon, that is best drama J&S can come up with, a sick brain lol GH has become overly lame. Honestly, the Sam’s brain story holds little interest and no intruge. ((my only hope for the story is Sam dies dead and is gone)) I’m waiting for Valentin return.. note; Morgan died in Oct. every single Carly scene she has been mourning and out of control over Morgan..Again- since Oct , Carly has been talking Mrgan none stop in every , every, scene since Oct !!! Not one, not one Carly scene… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

correction;
I meant episode, not scene.
Every episode..

But– every scene is quite close LOL Carly for 8 months has not gone a day without her bringing Morgan up.

Jenny
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Jenny

Actually you are extremely wrong. Carly has had a whole storyline where she rarely has discussed Morgan! I know youre not a father, Su….but parents do grieve theor children. And ee all know Morgan is not really dead…it wasnt written that way. Carly changed Avery’s paternity tests back in the day to indicate Sonny was the father, not Morgan. Those are stories that still need to play out.

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

i dont recall sam ever having a brain-smart or dumb-lol

rose
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rose

You may not like the Sam story, but I don’t like your sentiments for her. Not nice. Agree about Carly. Add Sonny to the Morgan ad nauseum.

Celia
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Celia

I don’t see the difference between dmr’s sentiments ( she’s right, my opinion) and your sentiments concerning Carly and Sonny, Rose.
Ad nauseam means they turn your stomach. ( nausea).
So, we cannot pick and choose. And, none of us should cast stones. We refer to the characters.
I am sure Kelly is a wonderful, lively person.

su0000
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su0000

Hi Rose//
Sam is Not Real, Sam is a character, not real..
I do like her and I can do all kinds of things to her because she is not real lol ..

As for whomever the Sam actress is she looks ridiculous wearing 6” heels 24/7 and she should refuse to wear those dumb things to bed.
She is short and she should own it as Sam..
nothing wrong with being short except when trying to be 6” taller wearing 6” heels.
outside of the heels I know nothing of the actress.
🙂

rose
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rose

Celia…Guess how I use ad nauseum is different than you in my my comment to su. Not sure how dmr’s got included. But my ad nauseum re: Carly and Sonny is more that ‘something has been done or repeated so often that it has become annoying or tiresome.’ And I’m sure I’m not alone here. Plus, I don’t mind Sam as some others do.

Vicki
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Vicki

So tired of Sam and her whining. The character (I know some like her) is overworked and boring. This show really needs to look at its cast and cut the fat or else it could be in jeopardy.

dmr
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dmr

Vicki, I agree; although, I’ve never thought to describe Sam as whiny. I have always described her as “Monotone Sam.” & to Su0000 above, I have commented before on the 6 inch black winter boots that Sam wears, with the black leggings, white or black tees, and black leather jacket. It’s a shame, because KM is a pretty actress, and when dressed in color, it livens the actress up! Her wardrobe could be and should be spruced up!

Karen R
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Karen R

I’m with you love Valentin wish he was on everyday. He is great.
Put him back with Nina they are like Romeo and Juliet.

dmr
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dmr

Karen R, I commented above, that I love how Valentin and Nina bring out each other’s vulnerabilities. Valentin, once disabled, turned evil, allowed himself to be loved by Charlotte and Nina. Nina, once entitled, then heartbroken and left comatose, allowed herself to lower her guard and be loved by Valentin. Yes, she’s insecure and at times, socially awkward, but she changes when she is around him and I like them together.

Celia
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Celia

Not to worry, Karen. I think Valentin is only around the corner. He will be back.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I love Valentin too but I’m not sure how soon they’re bringing him back. Just read an interview with James Patrick Stuart who said if they brought him back he’d love to reprise the role…but he indicated for the present there are no plans. So, either he was trying to throw the reader off so we’d be pleasantly surprised…or we’re going to have to wait awhile before/if he returns. They obviously left the door open by having Alex visit him in lockup and offer him his freedom…so it seems he will at some point reappear.

rose
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rose

Karen…At least I was lucky to see James Patrick Stuart/ on a Castle re-run the other day. He was a federal agent with a clean-cut look. Prefer GH version, but while we wait until he gets his get-out-of-jail card (I hope)…it was good to see him again.

dmr
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dmr

I agree with you, su000. & thank you, Celia. Many of us seem to agree with each other’s sentiments about Monotone Sam and the Moron (and his parents); however, we continue to watch either daily or have the show in the background (me). Also, many of us agree that TPTB should work and write for the bloated cast that exists, or clean house and work with the legacy characters (again, my preference). I also read another blog and its comments and many have similar opinions that are posted on here. I’m hoping the show will improve. I’ve watched since 1984.

Celia
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Celia

Thanks for the GH synopsis, dmr. You know your stuff. I’ve been lucky to have many GH fans, such as yourself, Shay, Timmm, Steve, Ala, Jimh etc., who are such good storytellers, I have learned much. I did not know any of the characters, but, you know how it goes….we form attachments to a handful of characters/actors and develop antipathy for others. It’s the nature of the human beast, LOL. I took to AJ instantly…I can’t explain it; I just did. Perhaps, it was because he appeared vulnerable—the underdog?? I find it disgusting that Michael turned his back on him… Read more »

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

Write for existing characters! If this is a few day gig, okay

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

maybe jeff but at the moment i really dont care

Connie
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Connie

I like the idea of Doc Weber coming on, giving Sam, Elizebeth and Hayden more content to play against. Great idea. Also, of course Carly still is talking about Morgan, she should for at least a year, Mothers never get over the loss of a child. But additionally there is rumor they are bring Morgan back, (never found a body) in which case keeping his story going is important to his return. I love GH. Have watched it since 1970’s and it doesn’t let me down. Sure there are story lines that maybe I would write differently now and then,… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Connie, you are absolutely right. A mother/parent, never forgets her deceased child….that child lives inside said parents, every day of their lives. By the same token, I do get what su, and others, are saying. This is a soap, we watch, mainly, for entertainment and because we love our storie, and most characters, whether we agree or disagree. I think the Morgan thing is over the top, for a soap. No one talks about Nikolas Cassadine……and, AJ was never mentioned after he died. Why? We all know both Nik and Morgan will eventually return. I think it would be so… Read more »

Connie
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Connie

My hope is that Morgan will come back with a bigger more interesting story line. A change up. I understand that it is a soap opera and you want the story to move on, but didn’t you think it odd that there was no funeral for Nicolas, Laura grieved very little, and the son was just sent away? That felt very wrong to me. Nicolas was loved by many. So maybe there is a place in between the two extremes that writers can write too. Not too long on a story emotion, but not to eliminate the emotion completely. Thanks… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Amen, CeeCee! Whether Morgan walks amongst the dead or undead is of no interest for me, as long as he stays the heck out of Port Charles! Too much time and effort has already been wasted on this mediocrity of a character—who wasn’t worth a fraction of AJ or even Nik!—-And that includes all the endless moping by “Mother of the Year,” Carly!

Timmm
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Timmm

Great point Cee, Nick was beloved! They finally gave Spencer a mourning scene for his dad! OR, was it an act from young HAMMY?

dmr
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dmr

Celia, a while back, not sure if it was during when Guza wrote for the show, the character of AJ Quartermaine was completely decimated. Actually, the entire Quartermaine Family was completely decimated, to make way for the Dimpled Don and his Mob Empire to rule the show. (Mind you, I was a die hard fan of Sonny Corinthos when he first entered Port Charles). The beloved Quartermaine Family were abolished and imagine my shock yesterday, when I saw Hayden accepting visitors at the Quartermaine Estate! I loved Sean Kanan as AJ and I was excited to see him return a… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

How Leslie Charleson could have read the lines about Jason and Sonny last week without throwing up baffles me. Monica could have thrown in a “after what Sonny did to AJ” to be authentic to character.

After losing 3 children to violence, Monica should be the poster child for anti-violence.

Celia
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Celia

@Connie.
No worries, Connie…and, you are welcomed.
I did not want to appear callous when speaking of Morgan. I have lost a child; therefore, I know first hand what that kind of pain is like. It never goes away. It’s always there, beneath the surface.
But, this is a soap and the viewer gets easily bored when a storyline stands still.
Take care.

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
Hey, T,
You know, I feel the same way. Specer is hamming it up; and, very good at it.
I always suspected he knows his father is alive. We shall see.
Good to know we can still follow the same train of thought. LOL.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hey dmr… you and I are completely on the same page on AJ! (and Sean Kanan!) I was beyond thrilled when I heard that AJ was coming back and that Sean was reprising the role…I LOVED that Micahel was FINALLY getting to know his father instead of being kept from him and poisoned against him his whole life. UGGGGG!!!! Always infuriated me! They seemed to be on a great track and then bam!!! The writers screwed AJ again in every way possible (even by Liz who he WAS literally scr…ummmm…dating/sleeping with!) 😉 We do disagree with Morgan, though. I loved… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@dmr….You have just perfectly encapsulated the way I regard the aforementioned characters…well, all except for Sonny, who was NEVER my cup of tea!!! LOL…. But we are definitely on the same page as it relates to AJ (and Morgan, too! The lesser said, the better, about that last one…) The Quartermaine “crown prince” forever lacked fair treatment from any of the GH showrunners….his initial stint left much to be desired at best, and his later return and subsequent inglorious ending was an absolute travesty…one that seemed to be more predicated by an overwhelming impulse to wreak revenge upon the actor… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

I dont know who this doctor will be but Sam needs help. did somebody slip her some lsd or some funny mushrooms?

Celia
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Celia

Well, Linda, I did say Sam was “trippin’ “, but, it didn’t post. LOL.

Timmm
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Timmm

Heather is her secret nanny!

Shay
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Shay

Has Sam been drinking any special iced tea lately???

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

Sam wears me out. That’s all. 🙂

Alan
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Alan

At this point I fast forward through everything that doesn’t involve Ava, Brad, Laura, or Nina so I doubt I’ll learn — or lose much sleep over — what is going on with Sam. Whatever it is, I’m sure it will require endless scenes of her processing it…

Timmm
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Timmm

GH is the king of rehashing! They will hold a gun on a character at the beginning of the show and pull the trigger at the end for tomorrow’s cliffhanger! They do this in hospital scenes to where they have a bad ass threatening to pull a plug or suffocate a patient for FIFTY NINE MINUTES!

Celia
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Celia

Love my Nina….and with Valentin? Smoldering!!

Shay
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Shay

Brad is comedic gold, especially when he’s with Britt!!! Bring her back….

Alan
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Alan

I loved Britt and Brad.

Their friendship (and snarky comments when they watched the Nurses Ball) are sorely missed.

Shay
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Shay

Absolutely, Alan…I found them not only highly amusing, but very relatable. Most of us gals have had a “Brad” or two…or three….at various points in our lives and the friendship he had with Britt was quite authentic! I think both characters were at their ultimate best when they were playing off each other!!!!

Steve
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Steve

JdP as Sam’s doctor may spill into the larger story. So, apparently Steve Burton is coming back. Billy Miller is on contract through October. The long-speculated Tale of Two Jasons. Sam’s mysterious illness is probably related.

Maybe Heather was kind of telling the truth. Did Susan have twins? How far back does this go? Could a switch occurred right after the AJ/Jason car accident and SB returns as a long lost Jason Q? Lots of possibilities. At first blush, this sounds more like a Ron story than Shelly. Whatever, this could be the major shakeup the show needs.

Celia
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Celia

Very interesting, Steve.
I had no idea Burton was coming back. Hmmmmm. Looking forward to whatever story his return will potentally ensue.

Steve
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Steve

It hasn’t been announced yet, but soap Twitter is off the hook with the topic

Celia
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Celia

I am not on Twitter….never will be. It takes courage to be masochistic. I guess I’m a coward? LOL.
Not on Facebook, either. I try to stay away from danger. I’ve never parachuted either….same thing to me.
I am fine without social media in my life.

Celia
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Celia

Oops, pressed submit too soon.
Seriously, though….I think the idea that there are two Jasons is sooo soapy and intriguing. I like it…..I know, the overly used lost twin concept.
Who you gonna blame? Helena. She has had the real Jason all along?
Well, if things develop this way, will the ambiance change? Serendipity is in order, yes?
Or will there be this neverending pall over PC?….gloomiest place to live.
I only know Burton as Dylan MacAvoy(sp)….. the robo cop. I did, however, appreciate his acting at the end of his tenure on Y&R.
My point? Will I like him as Jason Morgan?

Shay
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Shay

You and me, both, CeeCeeGirl! But, of course, Helena will be at the root of these “Dueling Jasons” should this tantalizing storyline actually come to fruition…isn’t she always? As for your unfamiliarity with Steve Burton in his original role, all I can tell you is just keep in mind the term “Stone Cold” was coined in his honor…that pretty much says it all!!!! Soooo…not much difference than “Dylan the Robo Cop,” I guess….

Steve
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Steve

Celia & Shay
Steve Burton did create a unique soap persona with “stone cold” Jason Morgan. However, go back to the early 90’s and Burton was quite lively and liked as Jason Quartermaine. If he’s truly up for an acting challenge, coming back as JQ (while Miller remains JM) would be it.

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, Shay and Steve.
You guys always indulge me with backstories. I appreciate it.
I did understand that Jason Quartermaine was a completely different person …….faaaar from Jason Morgan.
As I said, it will be a compelling feat to see how this is acted out.
Also, if Burton is able to switch personalities so adroitly—-back and forth between the two Jasons, then kudos to him for his skill—true thespian.
I do like your suggestion that BM remain to be JQ, Steve.
How Sam fits into this equation remains to be seen. Veee-ry inte-resting!!

Steve
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Steve

Celia (and other newer viewers) Just to clarify, as far as we know, Jason Quartermaine and Jason Morgan are the same person. When he awoke from the car accident with AJ, Jason’s memories were wiped away and his personality completely changed. Agitated with the Quartermaines (except Lila), he changed his name and began his bond with Sonny. What I’m suggesting is that sometime around the accident, JQ was taken and replaced with his never before seen twin. It would explain JM not remembering his Q years. To bring Steve Burton back, he would play the original (perhaps held in captivity)… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….In their original incarnations, AJ and Jason were akin to Highlight’s childhood mainstays, “Goofus and Gallant”…remember them? That’s the simplest way to illustrate the initial differences between these “Brothers Q.” After their car accident, Jason morphed into a Morgan, but AJ forever remained in the same familiar messed-up mold…right up until his untimely death. As for Sam, I shudder to think how this development could affect her, particularly in light of her currently precarious condition! These “Two Jasons” could really push her over the proverbial edge, or at the very least, send her into permanent “processing” mode!!!!

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, Steve. I knew that JQ and JM are the same person whose personality “split” after JQ had his accident.
And, I agree with what you are describing.
Trust me, you write very clearly, and intelligibly. I understood what you meant. What you say makes sense. The real Jason was replaced with this new Jason (BM) , while the original was kept in captivity. The twin story always works.
As I said….I love your theory. It is sound; as far as soaps go. LOL.

Shay
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Shay

I hear you on the saddle shoes, CeeCee! Had to wear them for cheerleading and hated every minute of them! They were ugly and uncomfortable…but then again, I generally reject any shoes/boots that don’t have at least a four-inch heel….hah! (Shades of Sam…..) As for those old tv shows….yeah, life sure did seem far more simple way back when…people dressed with greater pride and flair, behaved with far better manners and the rules of life were clearly spelled out…..break them at your own peril! Love me those old commercials, too….even though most of them would never be allowed on the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think it’s a great theory, Steve…it’s been floating around. And, actually, this could be the CHIMERA theory…Jason could be the Chimera twins…so to speak!

With that said, as much as I’d love it (as long as Billy was staying because I’ve “grown accustomed to his face” 😉 I find it hard to believe that Burton wants back on a soap full time. He’s got his restaurant, his nutrition line…why not just go back to Y&R which is supposedly why he left.

I’m thinking this is a short stint, whatever it is. Twin or flashback in Sam’s mind….

Shay
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Shay

I really like your train of thought regarding the “switched” Jason theory, Steve! It would be the GH version of the “Doublemint Twins”…two, two, two Q’s in one!!(Okay, I know that was really Certs, but still…the slogan works so well in this instance, too!) That way we can continue having our Billy Miller cake and original recipe Jason whipped up in one logically-delicious treat! Works for me!

Celia
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Celia

Aha! Doublemint Twins, indeed. Love those 50’s commercials ( or was it the 60’s?). Once in a while these classic commercials are on TV……and, a slew of them on the internet. And the outfits….my grandmother has a chest in the attic filled with irreplaceable treasure….the poodle skirts are my favorite. My least favorite; saddle shoes. What were they thinking?? HaHa. And, all those sit-coms—life seems to have been so simple….only three channels ( networks). WOW!! Archie Bunker beats them all. Anyway, I have always loved Billy Miller, since his bad-boy, Richie days (AMC). I have not connected with his Jason….same… Read more »

arleneparenti
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arleneparenti

she’s very important —this is all wrong !!!

Patricio
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Patricio

Bring back Jeff Webber and Heather Webber and Diana Taylor and Annie! GLORY DAYS!

Steve
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Steve

If you’re gonna bring back Diana Taylor, you’ve gotta bring back Susan Moore! Maybe she’d remember if she had twins.

Alan
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Alan

Diana Taylor is dead — Heather’s mother Alice Grant killed her.

I wouldn’t mind seeing Anne Logan return to Port Charles (her adopted son Jeremy could come back too). Joe Kelly is another character I’d like to see come back.

Shay
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Shay

Susan Moore died, too! Didn’t she drive into a brick wall under the influence and succumb to her massive injuries???? That’s why Jason came to live with the Q’s in the first place, right???? Last we heard Anne was canoodling with dishy Dr. Noah Drake on the West Coast….update??? Joe Kelly was at his best when he was dealing with the diabolically daffy Heather….even though he was such a straight-shooter he hadn’t the wherewithal to deal with her special sort of crazy!

Steve
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Steve

Shay

Susan was killed by Crane Tolliver, Lila’s first husband whose divorce was invalid. Some of Leslie Charleson’s best scenes were of her accepting baby Jason into the mansion.

Prior to her affair with Alan, Susan had an affair with Tracy’s second husband, Mitch Williams.

There was a throwaway line from Bobbie (to explain her return) saying Noah & Anne were together.

Prior to hooking up with Heather, didn’t Joe fool around with Rose, behind his father’s back? Rose needed bacon for those BLTs lol

Shay
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Shay

Thanks for the correction, Steve! I recall seeing Susan have that awful accident during my Christmas school break and then she died soon after, but, yes, it was at the hands of Crane Tolliver…I actually missed seeing that part, so I only remembered her car crash and that she was soon dead after that fact, leading to Jason eventually being brought up by the Q’s. As for Joe, he pined for Anne in an unrequited fashion, dallied with both Bobbie and Heather, but in terms of Rose, weren’t they really quite in love with each other for many years but… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Shay, I’m a bit hazy on those characters too, but I seem to recall Rose leaving a few years after Joe (probably after her breakup with Jake). She might have went to rendezvous with Joe, but I’m not sure.

The Kelly’s diner set is the longest set in continuous use on the show. The hospital hub was rebuilt from the ground up as the show made the switch to HD. The Q living room/foyer/stairs were significantly changed in the early 90’s (around the same time they introduced the Q den set).

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Steve…I just read your comment about Kelly’s diner and the Q living room. How do you KNOW these things!!!???? I find it amazing; truly. I would never be able to keep track of that stuff…particularly the Q living room and den set! You should be an archiver!

Steve
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Steve

@rebecca1 GH archiver would be a dream job! I’ve watched the show off/on since 77, I’d guess. My mom always had it on when I came home from school. I got control of the tv at 4:00 lol. I’ve always had a keen interest in the backgrounds and some of the sets. I loved the giant numbers on the elevator doors of the hospital hub set. Nowadays, they seem to be lazy and do close to every thing on the 10th floor. Traditionally, the highest floor in GH, one wonders where those stairs lead to, since the roof is accessible… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

@rebecca1

Having watched the show off/on for 40 years helps. Also, once in a blue moon, I’ll watch old scenes on YouTube and am intrigued by the background and set.

GH archiver would be a dream job. If anyone has questions about any sets, I’m sure I could provide details.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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