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Maura West Is Back On The Scene On GH's Friday Cliffhanger! Is This Mysterious Visitor Ava Jerome Or Someone Else?

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2015 Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Maura West gave General Hospital fans a shock and a thrill on Friday’s episode of the ABC soap opera when after some time off the canvas, she re-emerged!

The set up – While Julian’s (William deVry) children, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Lucas (Ryan Carnes),  and his niece Kiki (Hayley Erin), along with Julian’s girlfriend Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig) were all at Julian’s penthouse to lend their support while he grieved the supposed “death” of his infant son with Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) the doorbell rang!  Lucas goes to answer the door just as Julian has informed his loved ones he is getting out of the mob for good.  They will no longer have to live their lives under the threat of being harmed.

But the next thing you know in walks a woman with long black hair/wig with quite the thick New Jersey-esque accent who utters the words, “I’m Parched!”  That woman happens to be West, whom when we last saw her character of Ava Jerome she was asking Silas (Michael Easton) to help her end her life since since she was dying from cancer.

But it would appear at first glance that Ava is alive and well and kicking, and about to reveal herself to her family!  And now that Morgan and Kiki are back in each others bed, it’s quite the interesting time for Kiki’s mom Ava to return, especially since she was once the gal friend to Morgan!  The flipside:  Could Ava be truly dead, and this is another Jerome relative no one knew about?  Or, is Ava just back to claim her daughter from Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and she is going to do this by masquerading as someone else?  What do you think is going to happen next?

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Melissa
Melissa

Well first let me just say, it’s about time! I’ve missed Maura and Ava immensely. The show, to me, lacks something when she isn’t there. It doesn’t have that pop or that zing or that refreshingly fun feeling you get when she’s around. Granted, it wasn’t fun to watch her “die” of cancer, isolated to only scenes with Silas in that dungeonhole of a room but you know what I mean.

The story isn’t what I would have chosen. I mean, it’s definitely soapy but it also seems a little out there. She doesn’t look that different, just a bad wig and the accent. So how is she going to fool the entire town? Granted, most of the people in this town are idiots, but the audience isn’t. It just seems like Ron under-estimating the intelligence of the viewers again.

That being said, I’m looking forward to the story and seeing what they come up with. I hope there’s some kind of unusual twist that will be revealed. What will she call herself? Who will she disclose her true identity to? Is she going to try to see Avery? I’m interested in all of that.

And as long as Maura West is around in any iteration, I will be glued to my screen to watch such a true gem.

Thank you for the column, Michael!

Ren
Ren

That’s not Ava Jerome!

That’s Valerie Bertinelli from “One Day at a Time.”

su0000
su0000

ohhh goodie goodie !!
Now GH is gonna rock!
Maura/Ava is back and she will bring one terrific story with her..

1st..
Ava is wanted for murder..
She needs to hide .. she is in disguise..

2nd..
have to clear Ava of the murder charges / that will be intense

3rd..
Ava will get her baby back from Michael and Sonny
I am looking forward to that delicious moment ..

It’s all gonna be good, Ava lives !!!

4th..
Silas in gonna be chin deep in caca..

(( gettin pop corn ready!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I just started “laughing” the best laugh

only Maura West can do this…. SHE’s ON

????

forget about Fluke / Jake / Nina

Maura ‘s – Back –

Rose
Rose

Seems like a plan! Hope she lets Michael still be involved with Avery/AJ since he’s been so good to her, and helped keep her safe. Plus it never hurts to be on good terms with a Quartermaine. Interesting to see how Silas will come out of this. Want him back at GH. Also I think she will be able to get over Kiki and Morgan together with not much problem.

Patrick
Patrick

ie: Michael “and” Sabrina

I really am enjoying this budding romance

Chad Duell : “I’m getting it… ”

LOL I actually think their consummation is hot

dang ! if this shuts Carly up for a little while

@Rose : however it happens…. both Aves must be reuinted….

this may be the turning point of letting go Morgan for the sake of her daughters

dang! I got my eyeful of Morgan

I still say , wouldn’t it be that much heavier hotter and REEL w/Kelly MIssal ?

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Patrick…Kelly Missal is gorgeous and an excellent actress! But she goes to college in NY..not sure if she’d relocate.

And…I really like the Michael/Sabrina pairing. I think they could be good for each other.

As for Maura West…IF she’s still Ava…she might have a twinge of jealousy re Kiki and Morgan..or there might be a budding relationship with her and Silas…

Molly
Molly

It would make more sense if the mystery woman is not Ava, because it’s not realistic to rebound from dying of cancer that quickly. However, I hope Silas didn’t actually go through with ending Ava’s life, but instead, saves her somehow. Would love to see that play out as Silas/Ava scenes have been really terrific.

As for Silas, despite his involvement in helping a fugitive/murderer, I sure hope he is exonerated and gets much more happiness in his life. He deserves that.

Shay
Shay

Personally, I hope this is the real Ava, so that she can reclaim HER baby, Avery, and get that poor infant out of the grips of those moronic child usurpers, Mikey and Sappy. (Particularly the latter, since her M.O. is to covet other women’s offspring, then move in for the daddy figure so they can all play “happy family.” It was sickening enough the first time around with Patrick, I’m not interested in a repeat episode…..)

CeeCee
CeeCee

After today’s episode, Su, I am leaning towards agreeing with you. I really think it is Ava. She is just too well-versed with everyone’s personae. She really looks beautiful with that hair and make-up.
We shall see. Ava may be able to get away with the disguise, even after being arrested. I wonder how she will prove she is not Ava….

Hey, Su…. Did you catch what Franco said to liebchen (Liesl)? He said ” Donkey shine”….meaning “Danke schoen”….too funny, writers!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hi, Shay.
Well, I hope what you hope…that is, for Ava to reclaim her rightful place in Avery’s little life; being her mommy. But, how will she pull that off? She did kill Connie….then again, perhaps not. Is it possible that someone else shot Connie and Ava thinks she did? Just like Shawn’s bullet missing its mark, Hayden?
It is GH, afterall, oui?

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Well, it would seem the devil is in the details, eh??? Perhaps “Real Ava” will sneak into “ChezQ.,” abscond with her infant and hightail it out of the country? If this screwball “Denise” chick truly isn’t the actual item, then could she be the new full-time character for MW, whilst Ava remains “on ice” and off-canvas for the foreseeable future???? Just a conjecture…. All I do know is that it’s cruel and unusual punishment for this mother and child to have been barely together since Avery’s birth….especially given the extraordinary maternal measures required of Ms. Jerome to safely bring her baby into this world. For all of her many transgressions, that was the one fine, decent thing she did and while it certainly doesn’t absolve her sins, it does go quite a ways toward redeeming her once-unlikeable character. Plus, it simply has not set right with me to see that precious little bundle handled like a piece of chattel, being carted from one home to another, amongst all the so-called adults. Save for Silas and Delia, no one else should have ever been in charge of that sweet poppet during Ava’s absence! P.S. Personally, I’d love to see Carrrrr-LOS! legally blamed for Connie’s death….he was a slovenly, scummy dirtbag that deserves to burn for all eternity given his multitude of crimes.

CeeCee
CeeCee

So this is how it will go down…..if Ava is truly in disguise, she will willingly undergo through the process of having her blood drawn, then she will somehow tell Silas who will in turn switch the vials of blood……Or, he and Ava had this all planned out and were prepared to expect the situation to ensue exactly as it did.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
You know, Shay? I was actually thinking the same thing. That is, it would be great if Carlos were blamed for Connie’s murder. ….two birds with one stone, yes?

Many, many posts ago, I had intimated that this poor child, Avery, albeit a fictitious character, is very much misused and abused. I truly believe the writers should keep storylines that, more or less, focus on very young children as real as possible.
The same could be said of little Danny. TPTB should really hurry Jake along in ‘finding’ himself tout-de-suite, for his child’s sake.
I do hope Ava absconds with the baby….yet, again, that would mean both mother and daughter would be out of the picture. None of us wants that.
Nonetheless, the writers must devise a way to hold on to Ava/Denise as firmly as possible. Later.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay…
.What if…..in his search to find a bone marrow match for Ava, Silas comes across one Denise DiMuccio?
What if……Delia had identical twin girls and two different families adopted the babies? There is a chance Delia keeps in touch with Denise, but does not divulge the existence of the other to either Denise or Ava.
It is also plausible that Delia knows about Ava and she is the one who brought Denise onto the scene.
Denise is a match, of course…..her DNA is a match. Well, no DNA is an exact science/match even with identical twins (my husband said there is a number variant, or something?), but with a 99.999% inclusion.
Silas, Denise and Ava form a pact that, in case Ava dies, Denise is to take the responsibility of rearing Avery as her own. Whatever needs to be done with details, Silas will take upon himself.
Perhaps, Denise’s ‘appearance’ is not coincidental, but a set-up devised by the trio: deliberate and resolute.
I cannot wait for the fireworks, whatever the circumstances.

Okay, jimh. What do you think? You are the Sage….the soothsayer, as Shay calls you…..does my scenario have a little validity? LOL.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….It does seem after these past few days that the tide is running in favor of a twin or “doppelganger” for Ava in the form of Denise, which would play into your theory? Of course, it still could just be a brilliantly-devised scheme on the part of Ms. Jerome, Silas and perhaps even, Delia (since she is slated to suddenly appear on Friday and Monday!….) to deceive law enforcement and most of Port Charles! (Not a terribly tall task to be sure…..) It actually matters none to me, as long as it serves as a means for RealAva to reclaim her daughter. Not unlike you, CeeCee, I am appalled with the lack of intact families on this show, and particularly, that sorry situation in which little angel Avery has been placed. Time to reunite her with her bio-family, and especially, her mother, if at all possible. Ditto for Danny and “Daddy.” I realize that the notion of the nuclear family is consider passe’ by many these days, but for those of us with traditional values, it would be nice to preserve at least an occasional vestige of that illusion. (Right now we only have Lulu and Dante, and Val-Chops is definitely doing her level-best to change that!) Nearly every child on this show is living in a broken home and most are illegitimate. (Come to think of it, at least half the cast is, too! I’m not kidding! Off the top of my head, there’s Avery, Ava, Alexis, Lucas, Carly, Sam, Franco, Mikey, Jakeson, Britt, Nathan, Spencer, Georgie, TJ, Dante and Baby Falconeri, not to mention Laura, Christina, Ethan, the late Gabe the Babe and possibly Brad, Val-Chops, Grossalie and Sappy??? That’s quite a list, even for a soap opera! Phew!) P.S. As for Carrrr-LOS!? Yes, they should besmirch his name as much as possible….he was a complete piece of garbage, and I’ve also had quite enough of his “ghost” terrorizing Anna! She has no reason to feel guilty for taking him out….that lady did the world an immense favor by exterminating the mangy, blood-thirsty freak. Instead of being haunted, she should be lauded…give Ms. Devane a medal!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hello.
That is the other scenario, which I mentioned above. The three of them; Silas, Ava and Delia orchestrated this entire scenario.
I think Delia hold the key.

Denise
Denise

Where is Silas? Has there been news on Michael Easton leaving GH? He’s been Mia for quite some time.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I read he signed a contract…lol..perhaps it was to stay off screen! Where IS he???z,

mariette
mariette

It’s as if she’s playing Mama Delia (Ilene Kristen) in a dark wig…

mk
mk

Ita..she sounds like Dee!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I think Ava looks gorgeous in that black wig…I like her much better as a brunette. Her eyes just pop….so pretty!!!! Glad you’re back Maura….please stay….unsettle some dust, yeah!!

Patrick
Patrick

nice… on the eyes popping

i also noticed her “perfect” teeth

she kinda has that Valerie Bertinelli look going on

“I like it”

some times… her platinum blond (dyed) look washed her out

I love the post about… her acting like , her mother, Delia… what an homage

get Delia back to Port Charles… managing Kelly’ Diner… so nuAVES can sidle up and TREAT US ALL !

Becky
Becky

I think she looks great as a brunette also. And I love Patrick’s idea of having Delia back to run Kelly’s.; great idea!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Patrick…right on.
Yeah, I like that moniker…”nuAVES”.

leonard grabner
leonard grabner

I don’t think it’s Ava in disguise, I think she’s playing a different character like a lost sister etc.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I think you’re right, Leonard. She could be a long, lost relative….there are a thousand and one possibilities.
There is also a chance the treatment may have altered her mind? The wig could be from hair loss due to chemo.
If she is indeed a twin separated at birth , but later find each other (stab in the dark, here), perhaps Ava left documentation, giving her ‘twin’ guardianship of little Avery.
….Better yet, it is indeed Ava with falsified papers with a different ID. All of it accomplished with the help of Silas. Am I making any sense? LOL.

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

After Fluke Luke why not Fava Ava?…lol

JUDY
JUDY

WHATEVER PART SHE PLAYS MAURA WEST IS A WINNER!!!!!!!!!! BE INTERESTING TO WATCH…..FAR BETTER THAN Y&R and B&B….STUPID STORYLINES THAT GO ON AND ON…………

Jake from NJ
Jake from NJ

I will take Maura West anyway I can get her on my screen. Best actress on GH today!

Beth Lenoble
Beth Lenoble

Probably best actress in Soap Opera today really! Have loved and been a fan since she walked on the set as Carly Tenney on “ATWT” ; love her as “Ava”!

Jeremy
Jeremy

Totally agree with you Jake from NJ. Totally!!! Maura rocks GH.
Oh, wait, Emmy award winner, for GH! 😉

Patrick
Patrick

OMG : – LET – the “fun…” begin

kathy
kathy

I take exception to the comment by Micheal Fairman that Ava has a New Jersey-esque accent. It’s clearly a New York accent! She did sound like Delia and Delia lives in New York. But glad she’s back.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Kathy,
It could also be a Massachusetts accent……later lived in Boston; so, the accent would come easily to her.
If truth be known? I can’t really tell. New York ‘accents’ are regional….as I am sure the same applies to New Jersey.
It was less than a second….hard to tell.

Dan
Dan

I live in Jersey and didn’t take offense to Michael saying that whatsoever. We all know the New York and New Jersey accent is very similar. It’s not like Michael said it in a derogatory way. I’m just glad to have the super talented Maura West back on my screen.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Dan. I think Kathy feels the sting of stereotyping….I, personally do not blame her. It’s usually ‘those’ who have no clue about regional accents that ridicule us. I honestly think that the JERSEY SHORE debacle, which was not a true representation of what a Jerseyite is, did not help by presenting a false image of the state and its citizens. Sewer rats are found in every state. My husband has relatives in Ridgewood, New Jersey that are very well-to-do professionals.
Michael did not say it in a derogatory way, Dan….you are right. But once bitten, twice shy. I include myself because I’m from Long Island. That is, every time I meet someone new, the comment usually goes like this….” Ah, yo from Loingg Oiland?”.
I have no accent whatsoever….Long Island-y, or otherwise. Somewhere along the way (New England boarding school and University) I lost it….not that I had a thick accent to start……..but, I do take offense when people ‘box’ me in because I am a New Yorker.
For some reason certain people do assume that we, New Yorkers and New Jerseyans (Jerseyites) are illiterate and dumb.
It has become almost an international misconception. I have traveled to many places, and, believe me, it is the truth. You know as well as all of us, that the world has become very small through modern technology.
Please forgive me for carrying on…..but, it is a sore subject for many of us. Peace out….

Linda
Linda

It is too obvious for her to be Ava. How about a look alike sister who has been in hiding for years.

Bionic 2029@gmail.com
Bionic 2029@gmail.com

Well its kinda confusing .As I recall Julian had 2 sisters but someone did kidnap Avery.Silas couldve gotten bone Marrow from Avery and saved Ava, Mrs West hasbeen killing it scince day 1.

CeeCee
CeeCee

She has, hasn’t she, Bionic?
I keep wavering ….can’t make up my mind. Just when I think it’s really Ava, I think she’s not ….and, vice versa.
No matter, as usual, Maura is killing it!!! Both roles…wow!!!! She is sooo good. I am speechess.

aria
aria

WTF, i didn’t see this coming, is she ava? her twin? her lookalike cousin? i don’t care, it looks like its going to be fun, as for the pity party sam, lucas alexis, kiki and morgan were throwing Julian, i wanted to throw up, i didn’t feel any sympathy for julian at all, to bad Ned won’t be around long term for this story but, it just made me dislike julian more then i already do along with sam, morgan and kiki. Lucas and Alexis should run as fast as they can. Anna should of shot julian, and to bad the hit men didn’t get sam instead of Hayden, oh well..

Patrick
Patrick

LOL

ok : have to go their some

“… to bad the hit men didn’t get sam ”

100% wish, with

I’ve posted in the past… that Kelly Monaco… has never had to ACT so much… with Steve Burton gone…. as he was her hero, protector… and dang! SB carried this couple

now that KM is front and center…. “forever” already ?!?!

it’s monotone with spikes

I do not see the chemistry with Billy Miller… he looks like he’s riding this out… till he can get back to only LIZ… let alone… w/Carly… all over the place… schmoozing and BFF with him… he’s not getting along with her either (LOL)

eeehhhh : I’m not liking Julian declaring his (again) out of the mob biz… with snore and bore Alexis ??? I don’t think so… Olivia… get on the stick

Molly
Molly

Funny, you speak what I feel about Sam/Jason. Don’t see the chemistry either, so KM and BM really have to ACT well to make it believable. With Liz, Jason/Jake is so natural and the difference is obvious.
Also don’t care for the tired story of Julian out of mob again.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Re Julian…his reason makes no sense. Now that he thinks he lost his infant son he’s quitting the mob…but Lucas getting shot and almost dying, Alexis having her house blown up which might have blown her up as well…THOSE weren’t enough reasons for him to get out and stay out. And now, even though he ordered Duke’s hit and, hangs head…Duke’s dead…and Alexis is leaving him AGAIN…well, wow, golly gee…he’ll just get out for good this time. At least Sonny never makes that promise! LOL…

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Patrick…I adore you…..love the spin you put on your writing.
Well, then….You know how I feel about Sam. I agree, she cannot stand on her own. The writers ALWAYS, without fail, bracket her with other characters as supports.
I am very familiar with Billy Miller’s stage presence, skillful acting and positive response from any audience, but not Kelly Monaco’s so much. Nothing spectacular or outstanding about her acting made be do a double-take, so far…..her love-scenes with both Silas and Patrick were/are as boring as oatmeal. Her boring mode of dress, combined with her less-than-bubbly personality make her a wall-flower.
Nonetheless, I saw a scintilla of a spark during Sam’s interaction with Jake, at the garage….you know…..where there’s a spark, there’s fahya!!!! …..we shall see, Patrick and Molly…..Jake may have that ‘thaaang’ Sam needs ……we may be pleasantly surprised.

Rose
Rose

In a way it’s too bad what they’ve done with the Alexis character over the years. She originally was a very competent lawyer. Fun to see her work in court, and her “marriage” to Jax.. The writers seemed to dumb her down when it came to he choice in men and clients. Same with Diane. Wish they didn’t do that to otherwise strong women. Can forgive Alexis’s first encounter with Julian. She was a rebellious then, and didn’t know anything about his family. No excuse for Julian, Sonny and Jerry Jax when she “grew up.”

Jeremy
Jeremy

So glad to have her back! I was just wondering when she was gok g to be back among the citizens of Port Charles!! Welcome.back!! I cannot wait to see what happens next!

Chrizzxxx
Chrizzxxx

I hope this not a long lost twin sister or Olivia St. John storyplot. If so I’m gonna be really upset with Gh. I swear sometimes they get it right and sometimes it to comical….. The Fluke/Luke storyline took forever. Jason/Jake storyline is taking forever. Only good thing I seen in a while was the big reveal into Luke’s past!

T
T

Lois Cerullo redux, anyone?!

smoochie
smoochie

Good catch Chrizzxxx although Rena Sofer as Lois was more natural in her portrayal as a Brooklynite; I don’t think her accent was as affected,or say, put on as much Maura’s is. I think Maura is taking a page from Kelly Sullivan”s Connie Falconeri. or perhaps Michelle Pfeiffer in Married to the Mob .
I was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Manhattan and don’t have a trace of the type of accent people try to stereotypically affect when acting to represent N.Yawka s. Accents are regional in N.Y. and it’s five boroughs, as well as the rest of the state.

Andrea
Andrea

She’s in disguise. Remember guys she broke out of Pentinville. She’s a fugitive. I was waiting for her to come back. Every knock at the door I thought was her. Let the games begin!!! Go get Avery Ava

Joni
Joni

Avaaaaaaaa! Hooray! Love Maura West whatever character she plays. Oh so happy to have her back. Now GH will be must see.

Sharon
Sharon

Bill Eckarts daughter-lol

Rose
Rose

So glad Maura’s back. Betting/hoping it’s Ava in disguise. Looking back, we never did see who took baby Avery out of the hospital. Then we never saw much of Silas recently except small stints between GH and Ava’s bedside. The last visit was supposed to administer Ava’s dying wish. Or was it really bone marrow from Avery since Silas was very uncomfortable with the other? Did the bone marrow work? I hope this is the case and Ava’s back, better than ever. If so, watch out!

Bionic 2029@gmail.com
Bionic 2029@gmail.com

I was thinking the sameway

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Rose,
As soon as the baby disappeared, and the fact that Ava was on her deathbed, I, and many others assumed Silas took the baby. That was the reason why the good doctor tested Avery’s blood. There was no way TPTB would allow Ava to die. Alors, VOILA’.

Franny Wright
Franny Wright

I believe it’s Ava……I think Silas took baby Avery (prettier name than AJ!) & ran a bone marrow treatment on Ava. During the time when the baby was taken, he said to himself, ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this’…..what else could he have meant?!!! Since her late half-sister Olivia St. John is also supposedly dead, she might pose as a long-lost cousin. However it goes, I’m glad to see Maura West back onscreen!

Alan
Alan

Identical twins?

Yes, please!

Now it just needs to be revealed that Silas obtained marrow from Avery to save Ava so we can have Maura West in a dual role. (And please let the brunette be as trashy as Ava is elegant ’cause those are the best kind of soap twins…)

Patrick
Patrick

how can one laugh and cry at the same time…. get more popcorn @su

because Maura West’ portfolio of acting CLASS is visionary

Ta-Da !

CeeCee
CeeCee

LOL. You’re right, Alan…what original inspiration, huh? Cain and Abel all over again.
Good twin; bad twin…..classy twin; trashy twin. I’ll take Maura any way I can get her!!!!!

paul
paul

Please don’t tell me that because she has that stupid new york accent that she has a split personality! UGH!!!

Let’s hope Ava just did it for effect.

ANd Alexis is such a goober! She will except anything that a man whispers in her ear while he’s naked and touching her. SO WHAT that the man is the father to your daughter. He is a criminal. He killed people or ordered their deaths. You will forgive that but she still hates Carly or considers her an enemy?! Or even Tracey?!

Ugh… this show really needs to rethink its purpose.

BUT I LOVE LOVE MAURA WEST

rebecca1
rebecca1

I am surprised at the way they’ve drawn Alexis in this situation. There is a point of no return and killing Duke should have been it. She knew Duke; she knows Anna, Emma, Robin…people who loved him. She’s given Julian an ultimatum before. I like Alexis…a lot. But this decision goes against everything she believes in. She’s left others for less…Shawn…for one. And she actually cared for him, too.

There are too many interlocking ties…Sam loves Patrick and Emma who loved Duke. If she stays close to Julian after learning he ordered the hit, then she betrays them.

Alexis is friends with Mac…which by the way…BRING BACK MAC!!!!!!!…the powers that be just tossed him aside! Mac used to have a pretty strong moral presence on the show, though they never gave him front burner story. Don’t know why. He’s got soap opera good looks, he can act…why hasn’t anyone developed this character past cop/dad. But I digress. Alexis is friends with the nowhere to be found Mac; if they ever deem him worthy to appear again…how will she reconcile that her man killed Mac’s close friend, Duke?

And on another side note, everyone keeps saying Julian ordered the hit…I’d say he approved it. It was Carlos’s idea from the start.

Almost every character in the show has some ties to the mob…and they’re all one big love/hate dysfunctional family…

Rose
Rose

We’re on the same page about Alexis for different reasons. Check my comment under Aria/Patrick. Don’t like what they’ve done with her character. In a parallel way they’ve done the same thing with Mac. Dumbed him down with less story time since he’s no longer commissioner…and now he’s a bartender?!? Like you said it would be more interesting and fun to pick up on his past skills. Have him team up with Anna work on a few cases independently once in a while, and even throw in Felicia for fun, since they so unceremoniously cheated her out of becoming mayor. Or just discover the vote cheat and put her in as mayor.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Unfortunately none of that will probably happen, Rose. They apparently have no interest in developing stories for the vets; they just pop in occasionally for old times sake and to create the illusion that they’re actually still part of the story.

If the fans that are really serious about getting our legacy characters back boycotted the show we’d be cutting off our nose to spite our face (never really understood that expression! lol) but you get my drift. They’d lose so many viewers the ratings would go down and we’d lose the show…so that’d defeat the purpose. But it really irks me…from Duke and AJ dead to Mac, Felicia, Kevin, Lucy, Monica, etc…barely there.

They should put their little writer thinking caps on and come up with a plan to actually use GH cast members!

Harry
Harry

Rebecca! Guess what? The earth is flat and we are on the same page as far as Alexis is concerned. I hate what they’ve done to Alexis. She ought to be paired up with another attorney–someone smart, savvy and witty. They could could be throwbacks to Spencer and Hepburn. I am tired of Alexis turning a blind eye to Julian’s crimes as it makes her seem to be a bit of hypocrite.
I remember when Alexis was first introduced to the canvas. There was a brief scene featuring Alexis reading a book. You know what that book was? Ava by Vladimir Nabokov, my all time favorite writer. Now any woman who is smart enough to read and understand Nabokov is smart enough to know she is sleeping with a rattle snake.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Harry…I love the comparison to Tracy and Hepburn. Actually, if Sloane was on the up and up I could see him with Alexis. He’s got a biting wit and a slow drawl…seems savvy…but I always loved her with Ned. Remember them back in the day? But she was commitment phobic if I remember correctly.

I’ve said this before…unfortunately, lots of the women on the show are with or love murderers…Sam/Jason, Liz/Jason, Tracy/Luke, Joe Scully, Diane/Max, Olivia/Johnny, Sonny,…lol…Britt’s even warming up to dear old dad, Faison!

We need Jax…the gorgeous voice of reason….

Donna
Donna

I thinks it’s Olivia Jerome previously believed to be dead,SURPRISE!!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I was thinking that too. Didn’t watch the show when she was killed so I don’t know if they ever confirmed she was dead as in bullet-ridden/under the ground dead… not that that would matter… 😉

Harry
Harry

Rebecca, Olivia was obsessed with Duke and stalked him while tormenting Anna.
If the writers pay fidelity to history and this is Olivia, then she will not be happy with her brother for killing Duke.

Irene
Irene

I hated the actress as Ava and thought her expressions looked annoying. She is much more attractive as a brunette. BUT, I hope that it’s a new character (like we don’t have enough already) as it’s very unrealistic to portray a bone marrow transplant patients as up and about after only a few weeks. It should be treated like the AIDs information the show uses to make the public aware.

Harry
Harry

Irene, when Maura West came in snapping the gum and utilizing a poor rendition of what she thinks folks from New Jersey sound like, I just sighed. I mean, really? Is this is the best they can do?
The Jerome family lives on and keeps growing while the Quartermaines and The Scorpios continue to dwindle into the endangered species list.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Denise/Ava said she was from Queens. Her rendition is actually pretty good, Harry.
Maura West is from Springfield, Mass. I am very familiar with that particular, regional accent….so, the affectation is not so far-fetched.

Port Charles is rife with slithering scum, for sure. However, I must admit that the mighty Corinthos is the bane of everyone’s existence….more so than Julian, for me. I just wanted to punch that toothy, feline, feral grin/smirk right off his swarthy, ______, face when he was harassing Denise.
I am seethingly taken aback each time Sonny exhibits that hypocritical display of righteous indignation by spewing his special kind of garbage. Really? He killed AJ…an unarmed, innocent man!! So, now, ‘Mini-Me’ is threatening Denise/Ava with Pentonville? Isn’t that where he should be, as well?

I do agree with you…I also wish there were more Quartermaines than just Michael and Tracy.
I do hope that soon the citizens of Port Charles will have Jake/Jason Quartermaine in their midst.
I love Mac and Felicia….however, the chance of seeing this couple on a regular basis seems quite slim.

Fanny
Fanny

Finnnnally, Queen bee’s back !! I was starting to go into withdrawals. How FUN
would it be to have her play DUEL roles… Not just a run of the mill disguise to
protect Ava’s identity from the PCPD, although they couldn’t find their own A–ES
with both hands and a road map. Maybe a long lost, LOW BROW cousin from
the wrong side of the tracks, who can take the fall when the “COPS” come
knocking at Ava’s door. Or perhaps an identical twin separated at birth another
great way to bring Delia back as well. That’s when FV should consider getting
Mike, Sonny’s father to make an impromptu visit.

Lil' Angel
Lil' Angel

I hope this is a different character and Ava really isn’t dead so Maura West can play two characters at once.

Cheryl Rizo
Cheryl Rizo

Well now we know who had baby when she went missing hmm Silas got her daughter to be a donor

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree. That’s what many of us surmised from the very beginning, Cheryl.

Patty
Patty

My wish would be that Silas took Avery and got the bone marrow, returned her, Ava had a remission and is back with a vengeance to get her daughter! That would be so cool because the character of Ava is to awesome to be dead!

John
John

I think it will be Ava’s twin that nobody knew about and they will bring Delia back on the show to explain. or she could play the older sister Olivia that Julien supposedly killed. Maybe she wasn’t killed after all. Either way I am sure this will be great. Bringing Ava back would be too hard and I think that’s why the writers came up with this.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well if it is Ava I will be ticked because I really wanted to see the scene when she awoke after she thought she was going to die– I’ve been waiting for weeks for them to go back to that, to see her confront Silas about lying to her and for using her baby for a donor when she forbid him to do it. Of course they could show those scenes as flashbacks, so as long I get to see those scenes I’ll be okay with this being Ava– but if it is all played off screen and we just get to hear about it– then I stand by my I will be really tick statement.

If she is a new character because of her resemblance to Ava I suspect she will either be murdered so Ava can take her place, or they will make her look like Ava, shipped her to prison and Ava then takes her place on the outside.

su0000
su0000

it is Ava..
It is not a new character,, now way, nahhh

Ava is wanted for murder, and she is in disguise..

she can not be seen, she is incognito .. and lookin hot !!

ms. johnson
ms. johnson

Maura West is the best actress on daytime television. She has been my favorite actress from her very first day on ATWT, way back in the day. She’s simply the best. So pleased she won Best Actress.

Patrick
Patrick

geez… nicely said about wanting to see some “meaty” scenes

especially coming from Silas….

there is easily plenty of untapped material here…

lots of prospects for Maura West

did she die
how is Silas faring in all this
what does he know?

the biggie will be just who is this look alike : MYSTERIES

if the “flashbacks” are telling… “oooh” this could be riveting story to mine

Maura’ gold

joyce snyder
joyce snyder

I ALWAYS THOUGHT SILAS TOOK THE BABY, TO USE TO KEEP AVA ALIVE. BY USING ITS BONE MARROW. HE SEDATED AVA. AND CURED HER. NOW SHE IS ALIVE AND WELL, THANKS TO SILAS AND HER BABY. SHE HAD DECLINED TO USE THE BABY EARLIER, SO SILAS TOOK MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS. I AM GLAD SHE MADE IT.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Joyce. Are you related to Maura? Her birth name is Maura Snyder.
I agree with you. I surmised the same thing, among everyone else. The baby and Silas saved Ava’s life. This is why I am so looking forward to this storyline….if the baby saved her mother’s life, is Denise really Ava? Does one thing have anything to do with the other?

Even when shes bad shes good
Even when shes bad shes good

Yes Ava is back looking like loislane.But then I thought Julian said he had two sisters.
But this still could be Ava shes wanted by the law but she really wants to get back to Avery and Kiki maybeJulian.It looks like Ava is Linda Carter .I hope its her in disguise .Maura West even when shes bad shes good just cannot wait and see what develops tomorow

Dan
Dan

It doesn’t matter to me who she’s playing, Maura West is one of those actresses that, as the old saying goes, I would watch read the phone book. Back in the day when we still had phone books, lol. She’s the cream of the crop on the female side of the cast on GH these days. Very glad to have her back, and I look forward to seeing this story unfold.

SLIM
SLIM

You lnpw shes gonna run into Sonny and Carly ,but Carlos is dead coast is almost clear.

Franco#1Jason#0
Franco#1Jason#0

This could be either Ava in a horrible attempt to get back with her family, or GH is repeating what they did when they lost the rights of using OLTL characters by bringing them back as new character. Unlike Sonny, I don’t think Ava got a pardon and got a hair dye job! 🙁

Yvonne
Yvonne

Love Maura West and she looks amazing as a brunette. Hope this isn’t another version of Luke/Fluke. Let her be a new character, which would be fair since Ava did murder Connie and shouldn’t be another character that gets away with horrible acts…time for that to stop. Maura can play anything and this should be a fresh and exciting new character.

Timmm
Timmm

I think its Ava’s twin Aron, Abby or Angel? She will get a lot of attention because people will accuse her of being Ava and then Ava will slide into PC in a wig to see her daughters and use her unknown twins arrival to her benefit. Plus, if you remember, as soon as Julian declared he is out of the mob, the knock at the door and its BRUAVA [Brunette Ava] and I’m sure she is looking for her brother because she is in trouble or wants a piece of the Jerome pie? Whatever the case, Maura will make it interesting/

su0000
su0000

Timmm, hey
RC has a great sense of humor.
He can write dark and thrilling or light and humorous..
I have a feeling while RC was envisioning this Ava story he had a few chuckles and laughs..
I think this story will be fun surrounded by darker drama and some ”didja get it, didja catch it moments….

Timmm
Timmm

I agree su0000, I think this is a vehicle for Maura to have fun and for now a way to re-enter the canvas and for RC to lighten the mob scene in Port Chuck!

SURPRISE
SURPRISE

Denise ??? Didnt Delia say she only had 1 child???

SURPRISE
SURPRISE

Will Lightning Strike twice Ava/Denise called Morgan cute .

claudia
claudia

if as Ava if she can find away to help sonny morgan and kiki to get avery back I am more than happy to see it happen but with upcoming shows she might go back to jail

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

What I absolutely cannot stand is how nonchalant the entire room was when ‘Ava” or Denise walked in. You would think Kiki, Morgan and Juluan would have a tad more of a reaction than they did. Kiki should have ran into her arms…Morhpgan, regardless of whether he’s now back in love with Kiki…should have been thrilled that the woman he once so desperately loved was alive, and Julian should have been relieved, emotional..,to think the sister he claims to have loved in the end was standing there before him. And Lucas? Lol…okay, she’s nothing to him but he knew she was supposedly dead. Instead, there’s a second knock on the door and he’s like…” Oh, that must be Brad.”

When the audience is more surprised to see a character return, then the people in the story…there’s something a bit off emotionally…

This team did the same thing when Todd came back on OLTL.

Rose
Rose

Your right about the “room’s” reaction to Denise. How about Surprise!, “Wow, you look so much like Ava,” etc., etc., etc. And even if down deep they think Ava is dead, someone like Kiki and Julian also know she is a survivor. Maybe… But she’s assumed guilty of something by everyone instead. To be fair, maybe that’s a knees-jerk reaction because some really did grieve when they thought she was dead. And Dante is just “doing his job” but being a jerk doing it.

Harry
Harry

Yep!
Stupid writing begets stupid acting.

Theresa
Theresa

I think it could a identical twin of Ava and they could of been separated at birth.. One of the was raised with a different family. makes sense?

sabera Thompson
sabera Thompson

if Ava had a twin wear was she all this time and isit there a way they could find out if there was a twin and way did sonny not bring up the baby they had together I mean come on if Ava sad she did not have a baby then we no how it is but yet again I say they need to ask her if she was pregnant beacuse she is acting like a mom and talking about spending time togather so I hope the DNA I hope the DNA will bring back KiKKI mom beacuse KIKKI was sad when she find out what happend to her mom I hope KIKKI get what she wont”s and some happy news.

sabera Thompson
sabera Thompson

I fill Ava is back but we will have to wait and see.

The Substitute
The Substitute

I was wondering why the two Ava’s is not getting the bad press that the two Jack’s over at Y&R are? Hey it is suppose to be equal opportunity bitching around here. We just over at GH got thru with two Luke’s or so we thought now this. Ron here is a suggestion don’t paint a popular actress in a corner then you don’t have to use a tired old soap plot to get you out of the mess.

Bionic
Bionic

I wonder were theyll take this story in the future???

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

Photo: JPI

Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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DAYS Wally Kurth, Chandler Massey & Freddie Smith Deliver Gut-Wrenching 'Power Performance of the Week"

From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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