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Maurice Benard Inks New Deal With GH! Tweets: "It's Great To Stay Home For A Little While Longer Doing What I Love To Do"

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As the news was finally able to be officially revealed today, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) who has been in contract talks with the ABC soap opera has signed on to continue in the role of the Port Charles mobster, after an already fantastic front-burner 21 years on the daytime drama series.

Maurice tweeted on his staying put for now to his fans today:  “It’s great to stay home for a little while longer doing what I love to do thanks for all your support couldn’t do it without you.”

In On-Air On-Soaps brand new interview with Maurice, when we asked if he was staying put with the show since he was in contract talks, and to please tell us he wasn’t just staying for a few months, the Daytime Emmy winner commented, “I will be there.  I’m not, not staying!  (Laughs)  And no, you’re not going to lose me in three months. (Laughs).”

Make sure to read On-Air On-Soaps chat with Maurice where he discusses the turbulent year of Sonny Corinthos and his thoughts on his co-stars including: Laura Wright (Carly), Maura West (Ava), Rick Hearst (Ric), William deVry (Julian), Chad Duell (Michael), Bryan Craig (Morgan), and Brandon Barash (Johnny).

Look for further details into Maurice’s new contract deal in an upcoming feature in ABC Soap In Depth!

Now, let us know… are you happy to know that Maurice is staying put for now in Port Charles? Comment below!

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CeeCee
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CeeCee

CARAMBA !!!!!!!

Shay
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Shay

When I read this headline, you were the first one to come to mind, CeeCee! Bet that just made your Christmas!!!! LOL….At least I can look forward to many more posts expounding upon your utter disgust and revulsion at the “Napoleonic Don” and his repugnant escapades. They have been a real source of delight for me, especially your most recent ones…Mercy, Girl, you did not hold back!!!!!…It is such a pleasure to witness someone who shares both my high moral standards and saucy sense of humor….keep those cheeky comments coming, as I’m sure Sonny Boy, Carly, Ava, et al, will… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

LOL
Shay- ”’ expounding upon your utter disgust and revulsion at the “Napoleonic Don” and his repugnant escapades”’
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CeeCee doesn’t do disgust and revulsion .. heh ..
she kicks Sonny around at times but never in revulsion, she’s too cool to crap on anyone with high moral standards of revulsion .. 🙂

(Sonny got it going!)

CeeCee
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CeeCee

. My original post would not go through, saying that I had already said that, know what I’m talking about? So, I just typed in “@Shay”….it went through. Now, I find that the both went through. Go figure!…lol.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

(even I had to google define)

let’s savor some

delight

drawl meaning

If a translation has to be given; … is “the nice way to say”

therein heretofore

threads, blogs, shared mind

appreciate many

LOL Sonnys again… chagrin

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Absolutely, Patrick. I will never run out of negative superlatives (I know, I know, that’s an oxymoron…contradicting myself with my own words) for Sonny. Thus, CARAMBA is definitely “the nice way to say”….. Actually, Patrick, the expression defines you to the letter. You are so diplomatic in your writing; I should more like you and be neutral…but then? I would not be who I am.
You are a great guy….very intuitive. Happy New Year.

Shay
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Shay

As usual, su, I have absolutely no idea from whence you are coming. I was merely complimenting CeeCee on her phenomenally witty way of describing not only SonnyBoy and his nefarious antics to a “t,” but many of the other morally suspect characters and actions often seen on GH, yet you found my words to imply something negative???? I’m mystified.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

My dear, sweet Shay. I know what your intent was; so su’s words hold no consequence. However, in Su’s defence, she is just joshin’….being sarcastic/sardonic, if you will. I think through these threads, I have come to ‘understand’ her. I like her comments. I may not always agree, but she makes me chuckle. She knows I have high morals ; opposite of all that is Sonny and his ilk. Su likes to rub-it-in…yah, Su? To know me; look at me, one would not believe it, especially for someone my age. I just don’t understand why there could never be a… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hello, Shay-girl. Agreed, there’s no denying Dr. O’s excellent performance of anything “scary”or otherwise………it fits her volatile personality. But, not in a hospital setting (for sick kids). I suppose it depends on whether one has had to deal with a gravely ill child or not. Personally, I found it in poor taste for TPTB to present Krampus in these circumstances. Now, let’s talk about one of “our” favorite exhibitionists, Alexis. God has endowed this character with an abundance of mammary glands. Many of us are afflicted with that “problem”. Believe me, I know. However, when a woman reaches a certain… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay, Agreed, there’s no denying Dr. O’s excellent performance of anything “scary”or otherwise………it fits her volatile personality. But, not in a hospital setting (for sick kids). I suppose it depends on whether one has had to deal with a gravely ill child or not. Personally, I found it in poor taste for TPTB to present Krampus in these circumstances. Now, let’s talk about one of “our” favorite exhibitionists, Alexis. God has endowed this character with an abundance of mammary glands. Many of us are afflicted with that “problem”. Believe me, I know. However, when a woman reaches a certain age….how… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCee, the fact that you have managed to crack the “su code” makes you a far better decipherer than I shall ever hope to be…LOL! But as long as we understand each other, that’s really all that matters to me….of course, I completely “get” your moral perspective because it is mine, as well!!!! Needless to say, it’s truly a treat to be able to relate to—not to mention utterly relish—-the commentary of another “kindred spirit” when it comes to notions of old-fashioned romance and decency, especially in today’s more “anything goes” environment. Whether in person or online, that’s certainly… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Point taken, CeeCee…..I truly do understand—and sympathize—how Dr. O’s personification of the grotesque Krampus might be a real thorn in the side for certain viewers, depending upon their personal history. From my own perspective, I was able to laugh at the immense irreverence and inescapable horror of Liesl’s mirthful masquerade, but, of course, not all would, could or should….As for Alexis and her obtrusive “orbs” (as you so delicately termed them….LOL….) I can appreciate your “physical” analysis on the challenges of the female form….or perhaps I should say, the “physics”—-your area of expertise—- of the situation, since the laws of… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I am so sick of the recurring theme of age here. If a woman…or man…wants to dance his /her ass off til the day they drop dead at the age of 100 …I say get done to it! If either wants to drive a sports car, leap out of a freaking plane or get some ink…have fun! And if our fictional character Alexis wants to show some cleavage…couldn’t care less. She’s a bright, beautiful woman who thankfully still is healthy…looks healthy…and chooses her style. Whether Nancy graham chooses or prefers or the wardrobe dept…which is most definitely the case…that’s fine.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

not get “done” with it…get “down!”

k/kay
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k/kay

@Rebecca Whoa you go girl I love it! I was in the Doctors office this morning and I love my Doctor anyway he asked me if the music they were playing was too loud. My reply Doc if it is too loud you are too old. And not to brag but I drive a sports car with a nickname on my license tag that would be considered youthful and I am 50 and I love it.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hey , k/kay! Ya..all this talk about who shouldn’t wear what or do this based on age was…getting old! 😉

Ride that car, girl…blast your music and honk when Uptown Funk comes on. I’ll be dancing my ass off somewhere in some inappropriate way!

Shay
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Shay

@k/kay…..Cranking up the tunes and/or cruising in one’s sporty roadster which bears a sassy ID plate are vastly different things than having a skank fest with every Tom, Dick and Harry in town (no offense to our Harry intended…) or wearing inappropriate garb whilst flashing one’s decrepit décolletage as often as possible. It’s simply a matter of having good taste, propriety and class, which I am quite sure you do in spades, dear lady!!!! My point in all this blown-up “ageist” brouhaha is that it’s bad enough when such questionable behavior is the result of youthful indiscretion, but there’s absolutely… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Shay…lol..brouhaha? Absurdly inflated argument? What happened to everyone’s entitled to his or her oen opinion? Which by the way u thought another “discussion” a while ago was tres amusing when it didn’t involve you. And…you find it perfectly normal, acceptable and “fun” when a poster gets so bent out of shape she screams in caps…”so you like pregnant women getting stabbed….” Or some such nonsensical accusation… Then makes a comment sharing a post to her friends and having a laugh…goes on from there to imply stalking…THAT you don’t find a tad over the top oe “overblown.” Really. I think it’s… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

And Shay…maybe, just maybe…Nancy Graham occasionally reads these posts. Is it classier to call a woman’s décolletage decrepit..then her actually presenting her cleavage which doesn’t meet with your approval? I didn’t know insults and body shaming were such cultivated skills…but why stop when one can have so much fun articulating and embellishing insults with such a creative flair for wordplay to a small but receptive audience!

Mia Denise
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Mia Denise

I knew Maurice Benard wasn’t leaving GH.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

This contract renewal tells me 3 things: 1) TPTB @ GH have a long-ish term plan for Sonny that entails Maurice Bernard’s presence for longer than 3 months; 2) both sides seem to agree that Less Sonny/More Other Male Leads is a good thing; and 3) the mob influence in PC will continue regardless of Sonny’s presence because it’s a unique hook among the remaining daytime soaps that has long roots in GH older than Sonny’s presence. Sonny & his stories in PC started 5 years *before* THE SOPRANOS aired. But, the mob was a presence in PC long before… Read more »

Mia Denise
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Mia Denise

Maurice wanted time off next to promote his movie “The Ghost and the Whale”, he pretty much said on Twitter last month that he wasn’t going anywhere.

Patrick
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Patrick

wow

nice hook

not a tall order ? if you got rid of Sonny? even Luke?

since Serials in our time… have given rise to the idea that then is now… and characters steering … MUST drive!

I don’t know… I’d love to see Carlos, Johnny, nuJason, Patrick, Nicholas, Dante, Nathan… in the menfolk… rise to the occasion

just pardon Ava… REAL Nina… toughen enliven Liz… give character actresses Dr. O… Monica, Tracy… room to move

it’s not lost on viewers that change persist… an ongoing lively exchange with ratings boon

LOL

OK

long live

Maria
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Maria

I’m not a fan of the character of Sonny, but I think Maurice a great actor so, I’m happy that he is staying. I have really been enjoying his work with Brandon Barash and Roger Howarth these last few days.

su0000
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su0000

awesome!

Love Maurice Benard !!
Sonny is a soap opera icon !! his heart and soul is in GH!

Long Live The Sonny !!!!

(wow! 21 years! born, school, college; 21 years a looooong time!)

Virginia
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Virginia

I’m happy he’s staying too; Sonny is a favorite of mine because he really does not bother anyone unless they mess w/him or his family. It’s entertainment, Love it.

Charday
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Charday

Well that’s too bad. I was hoping Sonny would stay in prison forever and his character eventually leave GH. (My comments have nothing to do with the actor.)

Aden
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Aden

My sentiments exactly.

madluv4u
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madluv4u

Me three.

janet
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janet

I agree. Mobs are us can watch itself.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Well, okay. No surprise there.

Anyways… I love having Rick Hearst back as Rick Lansing. Love that guy, he’s just THAT good. I’m loving the new scenes with Rick and Liz.

Patrick
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Patrick

this just smarts

with regard to thee character driven Carlos…

as he’s about to 6 feet Ric… Shawn and Jordan dare him otherwise

DANG : Ric was HOTTIE in the trunk… all tanned up.. just whetting the audience revel

but not at the expense of Carlos!

oye! the plot lines that go with PC policia : retardant… just overlook and let loose the endorphin Carlos

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah Jeremy plus Ric and Sonny always have good scenes together.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Ya, I remember them having really great chemistry, too. I think Rick Hearst is so brilliant. I hope he’s on contract finally.

Daisy
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Daisy

Not happy.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

For the long-running soap opera that is “General Hospital,” this is NOT good news. Today I will not be criticizing Mr. Benard. The character of Sonny, however, has been frontburner for far too long. Once this whole mess began, the show devolved from a hospital-centric drama to a mob-based one. Sadly, they never looked back, despite several changes in executive producers and head writers. Once this train wreck began, the show’s title should have been changed to “Sopranos Lite,” then “The Docks” (where most of the action took place), and now “Pentonville” (given that frontburner Sonny resides there, and the… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

I agree totally.

Aria
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Aria

Jamesj75 I hear and understand where your coming from especially if you have a long history with the show, it is possible to love a show and still not like everything about it, your no less a fan just cause you don’t love everything or everyone. I’m Spit on the sonny character so it’ depends whose doing the writing. I have issues with favoritism I. E Sam, Carly, sonny and soon nujason where the show revolve around just them four vs everyone else. Or I also hate when they dumb down certain characters to make others look good, like poor… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you, Aria!

I share your sentiments as well regarding the way the show tends to focus on Sonny, Carly, Jason, and Sam, at the expense of other characters. It got to the point where I couldn’t stand Jason or Carly, mainly because they were overexposed and because anything involving Sonny irritated me. Every time Sonny and Carly (and in the past, Jason) were onscreen, I became resentful.

The mob stuff is just too much.

Timmm
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Timmm

Heres the thing though, take Sonny out of the picture and your taking a lot of other characters with him. His character drives other stories. The show is called “General Hospital” but can you imagine if it just focused on the characters at GH right now. I’m not saying you couldnt cast new characters and start a daytime Greys Anatomy but right now in the hospital Patrick is the only character I care about. I hoping Bobbi’s son becomes a doctor. I like him and that would be an interesting guy to write for. Until they decide to go back… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I appreciate the fact that my comments were posted. However, it is a shame that not all replies were approved. It is clear (from the published comments anyway) that the character of Sonny is at best polarizing, at worst unpopular.

You can still be a fan of a particular show and not like everything about it, certainly the state of affairs in my case. You can feel the same way about most everything, including a country’s foreign policies. At least we live in a country in which freedom of speech is guaranteed and cherished.

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

Oh Krampus, why are you punishing me…ive been good…lol

Charday
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Charday

I really enjoyed all the Krampus stuff with Dr. O on GH (and also on Toon Channel recently, including on “American Dad”).

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

I would of watched toon and AD had i known…

dmr
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dmr

You are too funny, jimh. I love Maurice/Sonny. One thing that has been really annoying to me is the fact that Carly constantly justifies all of Sonnty’s lies and manipulations. I’m just tired of Carly Corinthos Jacks. You would think that Carly would hate Sonny for hurting Michael by murdering AJ and for hurting Morgan by sleeping with Ava. But, no-she justifies his actions and is practically begging for a conjugal visit in Pentonville-haha! I’m tired of hearing her justify all of Jason’s past crimes, too.

Timmm
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Timmm

Oh Jim, Steve and Alan are spinning in their graves after this move. I like Leisel but who they hell wrote this! Why would you want to scare kids on Christmas! Thank God for Saint “NICK!”

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

As a child i wouldve prefered Krampus over my father who was far scarier and i had to live with him everyday…lol

Shay
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Shay

Timmm…While I can understand some who did not appreciate this particular presentation of a holiday myth, it is entirely consistent with the character of Dr. O….she simply cannot help herself when it comes to her lack of self-awareness….what would seem to be fun and delightful to her is so not to others. But I don’t believe she actually meant to be offensive…she was merely sharing her own European tradition with the people of Port Charles. And since GH is actually a show meant for adults….now more than ever with some of the subject matter to which we are often subjected…..I… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

P.S. Personally, I found the New Year’s Eve “peepshow” dress worn by Alexis to be far more offensive than “The Krampus!” Her resolution for 2015 truly should be to keep that cleavage undercover for at least 50% of the time, if not more!!!

richard
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richard

He can’t leave anyways, he’s father to half the kids in Port Charles!!! Haha!!!

Lew S
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Lew S

So true!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Richard…now that’s funny…LOL!!!!! GOOD ONE!!!!!

dmr
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dmr

That is really, really funny; sad but true, too.

Phil
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Phil

Though I could use a Sonny break, I am glad he is staying. Maurice is a great actor and I like the character of Sonny, just don’t like that he is consistently in your face. This isn’t by any means his fault. I just think it’s time for other people to shine. Again, I am glad he is staying.

su0000
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su0000

Sonny has not been on screen much this past year, not at all.
GH has has had numerous stories that have been a good 85?% of non-Sonny, new characters and their stories, vets returning in their stories, couples and their stories, and little of Sonny this past year..
The mob stories have been mostly Fluke, Faison, Cassadines and the Jeromes.. not Sonny..
and- that is fact .. 🙂

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Su0000 you are very misinformed. FYI Maurice Benard has topped the episode count this year.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats it Phil, he is a great actor and we should embrace that he can act while others on this show are horrible!

GHLOVER
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GHLOVER

If Sonny ever leaves I believe that will be the time to end the script for GH. He makes the show, we all love him and hope that he stays a part of the GH family for many many years to come. This is GREAT NEWS!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Maurice/Sonny is a cornerstone of GH, a core that is a great part of GH..
I am thrilled he will be on my screen..
The Corinthos are a very dominant family.. 🙂

Long live Maurice/Sonny .. !

Aden
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Aden

All love him?? Mighty presumptuous of you!! Many of us loathe the character and wish he would meet a violent end so we can have our show back.

su0000
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su0000

. Aden (I never said ”all” love Sonny- you said that, not me.. ^^ GH has near 3 million viewers and many are Sonny fans.. Our show?? .. lol GH is what it is (awesome) GH is written for the public whom all love and and not love its’ characters, it is not written to please the mob Sonny haters .. RC was not put on this earth to please you or me, he does his thing, love it or leave it 😉 lol GH is not for everybody.. it is not a traditional soap.. RC/GH has added a million… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@Su

choice

“…GH is written for the public; … it is not written to please ”

it does rankle some… with due process… the GH pie of Sonny… flatline most time… it orbits… because… of….

Morgan, Ric, Franco, Ava, and their daughter…

GH is doing very well… with the onset of FV/RC production

no relenting

Aden
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Aden

Um…Su…GHLOVER clearly stated “We all love him.” I didnt realize you and GHLOVER were one and tbe same but it certainly stands to reason. And as always, you can do you level best to convince me that this show is great and wonderful and rainbows, but it will never work. No one can convince me that you are not Ron Carlivati himself or someone on his payroll.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Sorry Aden…not Aiden.

Mia Denise
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Mia Denise

Lmao!!! The character of Sonny Corinthos wasn’t even around when GH was #1,so no he wasn’t the cornerstone of the show. The years since Sonny has been front and center made the ratings fall into the toilet. If you don’t believe me resource GH ratings starting back in 1979.

su0000
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su0000

Aden..
here is my comment..
I did not say ” we all love him” ..
/su0000 replied December 27th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Maurice/Sonny is a cornerstone of GH, a core that is a great part of GH..
I am thrilled he will be on my screen..
The Corinthos are a very dominant family.. 🙂

Long live Maurice/Sonny .. !
/
see ! lol …

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks for the accurate facts, Mia Denise!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Su…Aiden was not referring to u. He was referring to GHLOVER. He explained that to u. Sometimes it helps to read comments other than your own…

Lawrence
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Lawrence

No I am not happy about Sonny staying. He should pay for his crimes.

su0000
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su0000

Well,
he has suffering in mental agony over AJ and Michael, he can’t be with his love carly, he has a baby he may never have, and his son has disowned him and he is in prison, among other ‘get Sonny’ things he had a really really bad year..
Have you been watching GH ?

su0000
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su0000

and- if one were to write a list of ALL in Port Charles who have not paid for their many crimes you would run out of ink..
Have to be fair with the not paying for their crimes blame, ya know 🙂

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Have you been watching. He has comitted crimes over all of the years he has been on. He has had way too much screentime this year

rebecca1
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rebecca1

And he deserves every payback he’s getting…it’s way overdue.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I don’t know how they’re going to get Sonny (or for that matter, Ava) out of jail for his crimes, but regardless of what happens, Sonny needs to go on the backburner for a little while. He’s been front and center for far too long, and quite honestly, I’ve lost all respect for his character. After that comment he made to Franco about him getting raped in prison the way Michael did, I though to myself “Sonny is a monster”. And while I admire his love for his children and Carly, in all other aspects, I hate him. I don’t… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Right on, Jimmy!

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

LMAO, I’m with the majority (so far) that is not happy Benard is staying. I’ve come to tolerate some questionable, phoned-in performances. And the saving grace is that under Carlivati’s writing he’s actually NOT the centerpiece character around which all revolves like he was for Guza’s long-meandering reign of terror. There are several storylines that exist which don’t involve Sonny, so for that I’m grateful. I also like how Sonny essentially dismantled his own life, only has himself to blame. He betrayed Michael by killing A.J., he betrayed Morgan by sleeping with and impregnating Ava, betrayed Olivia in the same… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

here, here

gavel people…

“…Sonny essentially dismantled his own life, ”

this in itself is reason to , much to our chagrin, feature Sonny

having to endure the whole sector of which Sonny circumvents… is tiring… and long

Sonny, Shawn, Carly, Michael, Kiki, Olivia, ….

thank the lucky stars… and per your post… thank the heavens the storys that don’t involve his parts… intrigue

Carlos, Johnny, Ric… Morgan… Duke… belong

LOL

swan song
bullet between the eyes
rotting away

ebbing and flowing in his own world…

enough!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

davidevansmith, I like your scenario regarding Sonny’s demise: beyond appropriate. However, unlike you, I haven’t mellowed at all. I still can’t stand to see Sonny onscreen as well as his endless frontburner storylines…

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

Then for your sake, James, I hope you get an ending that satisfies you!!! LOL

jeremy
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jeremy

LOVING THIS 🙂 Long live Sonny..

Richard
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Richard

Oh no, as long as he stays and the show continues to revolve around him and his pack GH will never be # 1 again in the ratings! The writing team is great & could write great stuff for all the main characters even Tony Geary, but until all the mob stuff is gone, no number 1 for GH, by the way I am a true fan of the show and have been since 1975 & will continue to be hoping for a good change!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Richard, I couldn’t agree with you more!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Why would he leave? He is no doubt making excellent money, most likely enjoying new perks with each contract renewal, his character has been front and center for years—if he had longings for prime time or film work he would have left the show ages ago. No he can coast into his retirement years with this gig– unless the show gets cancel or he gets sick of doing it, the man has it made in the shade. There are very few soap actors that have reached his level and influence, so he be really foolish to throw all that away… Read more »

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Well said, well said. You make very valid points.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I actually think MB did try to break out of soaps…he played Desi Arnaz a few years back and made a few other made for TV movies. His wife seems to be a drive behind him and I think between the two of them they’re still hoping he breaks out…no jail time pun intended. Perhaps they’re waiting to see how his current film is received. In any case, I think you’re right in the sense that it’s steady work/pay and until/if an older actor…not old…but an actor who’s been in the business a few decades…knows if he/she can make a… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

Great news, hmm wonder how he’ll get out of jail??

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

Sonny will get out of jail faster than me when i was in jail…well, when i was playing monopoly and landed in jail… it took over a dozen turns before i got out…lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Jimh! Now THAT was funny! And clever!

Maxsmom
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Maxsmom

I wish for a Sonny and Maurice a big juicy storyline that ends with an Anthony Geary type break. I wish that Sonny and Carly were on the lamb with a stop in Australia to drop Joss with Jax.

I once loved MB and while I have never loved Sonny, I never thought I wish for a long break but I want to ask Sonny, “how can I miss you if you never leave?”

DowntownLA
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DowntownLA

Ugh… Wished he had not re-signed. That budget could’ve gone to bringing other actors back on contract. I bet for one Sonny, they could’ve gotten Robert Scorpio, Felicia Jones, Lucas Jones, Lucy Coe AND Brad Cooper full-time. get rid of Luke and we could get Laura, Scotty and Kevin, too.

Patrick
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Patrick

“… That budget could’ve gone to bringing other actors back on contract ”

ditto

long winded

over driven

lasted

kill

does not resonate

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I too, would love MORE of Lucy Coe, Kevin, their duck…Scotty and definitely would love to see LAURA back in story…in a contract role.

Shay
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Shay

Laura, yes!!!! But FLoosy Coe??? Uh no….I can barely stomach her occasional appearances, particularly now that she is draping herself across the courtly Duke! Whatta slag she is……Ditto for Bobbie.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Oh, I’ve always Loved Lucy. I’ve really enjoyed Kevin and Lucy and their duck, back in the day. I loved how, in a recent episode, was it Monday…Lucy referred to Bobbie as ‘Boobie’. I Love Lucy!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree, Jeremy. I love Ms. Lucy! She’s fun, flakey and fabulous! And underneath it all she’s got a heart of gold…

Shay
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Shay

We definitely require the sparkling presence of Robert Scorpio back in Port Charles….his absence has been utterly glaring. Same goes for Frisco…..now that he has received an off screen promotion to director of the WSB, he needs to visit Anna and personally help her out of her current dilemma….and if a little romance between the two should also happen, that would be fab, too!!! Always thought they would make a smashing couple! Ms. Devane has the savvy, sophistication and sex appeal that would be a perfect match with Mr. Jones….forget Duke already, especially now that he is cavorting with Floosy.

su0000
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su0000

Sonny has not been up-front all the times as some believe.. His stories have far fewer than most others.. As far as the mob stories goes, they have not been centered around Sonny, they have been centered around the Jeromes, Fluke, Faison, Carsidines..(not Sonny.. Sonny is now up front but alone.. We have a mix with the story.. Duke, Johnny Z, Franco, Jordan, Ava, and not that much Sonny.. Most the stories the past year have been about couples, Franco, Nina, Silas, Sam and Patrick, Ned, Olivia, Michael, Fluke n Tracy, and ‘all’ the vets that returned and their stories,… Read more »

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I’m happy Maurice resigned. He is an intricate part of Port Charles and his family is woven through many of the families. He is a mobster but he tries to keep his family away from it. Sonny and Carly are one of my favorite couples and always have been no matter who the actress is that plays Carly. After 21 years, GH just wouldn’t be GH without Sonny Corinthos.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny is like Victor Newman “Lite.” He’s better than most, hypocritical, and can be ruthless BUT he is a charmer, does have a heart, and like Victor, he THINKS he always has his kids best interest at heart. So yes, just like the “Mustache” on Y&R, we are better with the “Dimples” on GH than not.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I guess Stefano DiMera on Days…would be like Sonny and (Victor), right? Though, Stefano now seems like a part-time fixture on the canvas…and not in your face. He’s actually enjoyable. I can’t say the same about the Sonny character, anymore.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats true, Stefano could be in this group. I think Sonny has gone down hill mostly because he betrayed his son. All the other things he does is part of being a mob guy. He has charm and he has shown loyalty but to kill AJ was the last straw for me AND Michael.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I apologize CeeCee that I don’t write chapters in one fell swoop like u do so unfortunately my response to your ludicrous post to me comes in increments. You’re sitting in a teachers lounge sharing my comments and having a laugh? I find that disturbing on so many levels…a TEACHER acting like a child…and the fact that you get so bent out of shape about any of this. you find it surprising that MY posts get thru? You are the master of manipulation. You initiated an argument with me months ago attacking me because I didn’t object to the Nina//Ava… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Perhaps, Timmm. I like neither. However, as ruthless and controlling Victor is, he is not a cold-blooded killer, is he? I’m not being facetious here, but, did I miss something? Victor looks the part…he’s impressive. I don’t see this diminutive, swarthy, greasy man in the role of a stereotypically powerful kingpin….I get that size is irrelevant, but, my brain, unreasonably, paints a different picture of what a mobster should look like. As Jeremy says, Stefano is now ‘tame’ comparatively speaking, albeit he did terrorize just about everyone in Salem. He is almost invisible because of his age….he is well into… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I see your point. To me, Victor hasnt killed anyone that I recall but he is mentally manipulative where Sonny is more violent. They are both hypocrites! I wouldnt miss either of them if they left their shows. CeeCee, enjoy 2015!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

And there it is…age again. People don’t lose their power because they age…unless they’re ill. If Sonny’s a don…that’s who he is. If u don’t like the character…that’s subjective and understandable. Age shouldn’t have anything to do with it. And…lol…he’s 50 to thereabouts…not 90. (No offense meant to those lucky enough to still be thriving at that age.) stop putting people out to pasture…or…watch a soap where no one ages past 30.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Oh. And physical stature doesn’t matter either. Some of the most diminutive people have been the most powerful…while their Igor counterparts have carried much less weight…so to speak.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Rebecca. Please, I have gracefully been avoiding you with all my might. Stop insulting me and go back to your lair. You are the one who has an age problem, not I. I do not bother you. You do not exist, as far as I am concerned. I do not even read your comments. But, you make it impossible because you are inevitably in my inbox. You are annoyingly in my face, lady. Stop communicating with me directly through my email. I do not seek you out. We all age and I should not have to explain or justify my… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh, CeeCee…I responded to your ludicrous message to me but I don’t see it. Do you have a friend in the Michael Fairman office of do they just buy into your act? No one “stalks” or emails anyone. We don’t have each other’s email addresses. If people post on the same comment we get emailed when someone else has posted as well. We all get those notices. So stop with the drama. You read my comment in your teacher’s cafeteria and had a laugh? That’s just sad…Funny, but sad. You don’t “seek” me out? Ha! Another funny. ( who knew… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@rebecca1….I am responding to your latest post here because a reply link was not provided at your specific point of comment. It is obvious that age-related subjects are a particular hot-button issue for you, as you have stated so more than once on this website. That is all well and good….we come here to share our opinions. However, just because my–or anyone else’s–view doesn’t comport with yours in terms of moralistic or age-appropriate parameters doesn’t mean that we should be excoriated for them every time one of us makes reference to them. Each of us watches GH—or any other show,… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Shay…let’s start with a given…as you stated…we don’t agree on many things regarding our interpretation of characters…but, for the most part we agree to disagree in an intelligent, friendly manner. So, when I say I’m sick of the talk of age…which to me borders on ageism in the several contexts here…I’m not insulting you…or perhaps i am…indirectly. I enjoy our lively debates and we’ve never succumbed to childish insults and hysteria. However, I find it interesting that as a woman you have mentioned, several times, Nancy Graham’s body in a negative manner. It would be bad enough coming from a… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@rebecca1…Oh, where to begin, WHERE to begin???? Well, first off, thank you so much for that backhanded compliment referring to my creative efforts….it was most appreciated!!! (Although it really was not necessary to derisively refer to those who may have occasion to enjoy them…..this is not the only time you have done that!) Secondly, on the subject of NLG, I would not be one bit surprised if she (or any other people in the industry, for that matter) regularly read(s) viewer feedback here at MFSoaps….being prominently featured on these threads, and quite frankly, given her own liberal and savvy use… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Oh Shay…I just wrote you a reply as long as yours to me…then lost the entire thing when my iPad battery went down. Beyond frustrated and way too busy to recreate it now. I probably will get back to you. Suffice to say I find your reply lacks logic, is maddening and I disagree with everything you’ve said, every point you raised.

Shay
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Shay

Well, that abridged version works for me, rebecca1….especially the last sentence….it says it all! (No need to go to the trouble of recreating your former dissertation, although I can relate to that situation, as I have lost more than one of my own “masterpieces” in the same manner…..) I’m more than happy to just leave it at that short but not sweet summary, although I do have one more thing to add: Your glittering “generalities” about my personal viewing “preferences” are beyond misleading. While many GH characters for whom I hold absolutely no regard may fall under the “umbrella descriptions”… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

oh…and one more thing, Shay??? my “tiff” with the other poster who we shall not mention…started because I DARED like the Nina/Ava storyline and was harangued and “screamed” at for doing so. That’s what started THAT whole ball rolling. So, where was your feeling that everyone’s entitled to his/her own opinion then? It wasn’t discussed in a friendly manner…go back and read those posts if you care to. If not, I understand. But please don’t be a hypocrite.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Kind of a shame; the Sonny saga is one I feel like has to end at some point. I’ve never been a fan of the constant ass-kissing head writers bring to the character; I’d rather see him written about for a year or two, and then maybe attempt to bring the character back after a soft re-boot of the series and the character.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

I agree

Jeremy
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Jeremy

hopefully the show continues for another year or two.

Linda
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Linda

I’m glad he is staying as he is one of the BEST actors ever to be on a soap.

Dan
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Dan

It’s quite simple for me. Maurice Benard is a great actor, and I like watching great actors on my show. So I’m glad he’s staying. Sonny Corinthos is an all-time iconic soap opera character, and there are still plenty of interesting stories to tell for hopefully many more years to come.

mike
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mike

Nothing against Mr. Bernard but I would not miss Sonny at all.

Timmm
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Timmm

Truth be told, I like Maurice and dont mind Sonny. BUT, I would love for Maurice to take some time off and do some time and have a new powerful corporate family move into PC and go head to head with the Q’s like the Abbots and Newmans over at Y&R. There would be less blue collar violence and more corporate undermining. Here are the two questions for any to answer. One, do you want to be similar to Y&R? Two, you lose a lot of characters if you put the mob on the back burner.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Or, Timmm, they could become involved in politics and corporate…..bring some of the CARBONARI Secret Society in PC……not such a stretch from Cosa Nostra. Right up Sonny’s alley….would he go head to head with Michael?…..perhaps Fluke, if he somehow manages to pull ELQ from under Michael.

Timmm
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Timmm

I love the history of ELQ but since Edward died I feel as if the company died to. The Tracy and Michael struggle has been lame and has been in the background since Alice’s heart issues. I know Michael has daddy issues and Tracy has Fluke issues but this company sits and know one is steering the ship! Ned should lead ELQ period! He is smart and Edward loved him. I cannot remember if Edward left his wishes about his company. Tracy is strong and capable but her and Edward didnt have the closest relationship and I dont recall him… Read more »

jonboy
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jonboy

Proud to say I’m an ex-GHer as of a week ago and, with this news, am even more glad I made the break. I stuck by and supported the show for several years but just can’t waste my time on such nonsense any longer. It’s very liberating to be free. For anyone else on the fence, try it. Only way I’m ever going back is if I hear about a writing change. Good luck GH fans.

Timmm
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Timmm

We all can make our choices and you made yours. I’ve stuck through GH good or bad. Some of the stories are head scratchers but I respect Frank and Ron because I truly believe those two kept GH from being cancelled. I’ll take this product over another annoying cooking show!

jonboy
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jonboy

Totally agree about the cooking shows. And let me add the talk shows to that mix. For me, it’s freeing up an hour of my time and I’m rather enjoying that. Wish I could have stuck with it but, all I can say is, I tried.

Christy
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Christy

so what was Sonny’s sentence for murder and coverup, letting someone else take the rap, covering up who shot Connie too. Then there’s the kidnapping of Ava, attempted murder of Ava, attempted murder of Franko and umpteen other crimes they haven’t charged him with over the years…???

so GH will now be a hospital/jail soap?? GHJ 🙂

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General Hospital’s Halloween Week Promo Touts Wicked Surprises

Looks like everyone will be on edge this week as Halloween comes to Port Charles.  In the newly-released ABC promo for General Hospital, it reveals that this spooky week of episodes will be a rollercoaster ride, featuring wicked surprises, and killer costumes.

After Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) scolds Franco (Roger Howarth) for having his hand in the candy jar, Anna (Finola Hughes) or is it? … is donning a black witches hat. Jackie (Kim Delaney) is seen opening her door, juxtaposed with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) saying “trick or treat”. But, is he actually at the door of someone else?

Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) asks Ava (Maura West), “Darling, what are you holding behind your back?” That is revealed to be a knife, but is it Ava who truly has the knife?

 

Meanwhile, Jason (Steve Burton) is looking around in the dark.  Elsewhere, Peter is jumpy.  So much so that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) utters, “Looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Add all that to last Friday’s episode of GH where Carly(Laura Wright) thinks she saw Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hand come out of her grave and attack her! Is Nelle (Chloe Lanier) going to be proven to be alive? And if so, will she pop up on Halloween and scare the hell out of Carly?

Watch the promo below, then let us know what you think will happen this week on General Hospital via the comment section.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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