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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?

Watch the final moments of Friday’s GH cliffhanger, and then weigh-in via the comment section below!

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Melissa
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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… Read more »

Ren
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Ren

That’s not Ava Jerome!

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

su0000
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

CeeCee
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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
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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… Read more »

CeeCee
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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… Read more »

CeeCee
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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
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Denise

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

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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

mariette
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mariette

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

mk
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mk

Ita..she sounds like Dee!

CeeCee
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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
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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
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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
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CeeCee

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

leonard grabner
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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
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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)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

After Fluke Luke why not Fava Ava?…lol

JUDY
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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
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Jake from NJ

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

Beth Lenoble
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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
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Jeremy

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

Patrick
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Patrick

OMG : – LET – the “fun…” begin

kathy
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Linda
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Patrick
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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… Read more »

Molly
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Rose
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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
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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
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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
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T

Lois Cerullo redux, anyone?!

smoochie
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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… Read more »

Andrea
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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
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Joni

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

Sharon
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Sharon

Bill Eckarts daughter-lol

Rose
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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
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Bionic 2029@gmail.com

I was thinking the sameway

CeeCee
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

rebecca1
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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… Read more »

Rose
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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.… Read more »

rebecca1
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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… Read more »

Harry
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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… Read more »

Rebecca1
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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
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Donna

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

rebecca1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Fanny
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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… Read more »

Lil' Angel
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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
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Cheryl Rizo

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

Patty
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

su0000
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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SLIM

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

Franco#1Jason#0
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

su0000
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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
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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
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SURPRISE

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

SURPRISE
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SURPRISE

Will Lightning Strike twice Ava/Denise called Morgan cute .

claudia
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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
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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… Read more »

Rose
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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
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Harry

Yep!
Stupid writing begets stupid acting.

Theresa
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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
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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… Read more »

sabera Thompson
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sabera Thompson

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

The Substitute
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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
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Bionic

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

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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

Photos: ABC, CBS, NBC, JPI

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

Photo: JPI

Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

Photo: JPI

I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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