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Nancy Lee Grahn To Live Tweet During Tomorrow's Broadcast of GH!

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Fans of ABC’s hit drama General Hospital will be able to submit questions and receive real-time responses from Emmy winner and fan favorite Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), who will be up on Twitter at @NancyLeeGrahn during the East Coast broadcast of the show on Thursday, June 7 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., ET.

In the episode tomorrow, Alexis is less than thrilled to find Kristina’s reality show “Mob Princess” cameras rolling when she wakes up.

Nancy Lee Grahn  is also nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series with ceremonies to be held live on June 23rd and to be seen live on HLN!

Now soapers, knowing the out-spoken, humorous, and honest Grahn, this is one tweeting event not to be missed!

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CAN NOT WAIT! I ADORE NancyLeeGrahn, Thanks Michael ~ U ROCK=)

I am looking forward to this. I missed the first showing of “Mob Princess” (what day was it?). I can’t think of a worse way for a child to get back at her parents than invading their privacy and humiliating them like this. Nancy’s live commentary should make it all the more entertaining.

LEAVE IT to ABC to do a reality show inside a SOAP..Good GRIEF!!! Leave our soaps alone!!

Why tweet when general hospital is on? Why not do it after it’s over. The last thing I want to do is keep my eyes on other things while the soaps are on. I need to see this reality crap Christina is going to pull on her parents before I make a comment but I will say this again, There is no way a 18 year old daughter of mine that I will allow to blackmail me into taking over my home, her 18 year old ass would be out the door while I am holding the door open I would be preaching to her to get a job no more allowance, Who is supporting her now?

Today when Alexis heard that Sam lost the baby, If I was Alexis I would have grabbed that camera that moron was pointing at her and hit that idiot over the head with it. Off to a bad start with this reality garbage.

This is a really interesting plot twist if it is not carried on too long. Christina almost died because of Sonny, any number of times (most notably when he tried to kill Johnny with the car bomb). Alexis continues to support Sonny any # of ways. Ironically, he always gets on trial for crimes he didn’t commit, but she clearly knows he is guilty of crimes as bad or worse. Christina genuinely has reasons for her anger and blackmail that go far beyond the usual kids (wouldn’t having your father point blank shoot an unnamed cop in the chest even if he didn’t turn out to be your half brother do a number on you?)
That they all still love each other is very soapy and very human. But it only remains human if there are some consequences for people’s crimes and behavior.
The reality show is a neat device for both playing out those issues of guilt and forgiveness–Alexis is a mob lawyer and that she only thinks of that when she is embarrassed to have that said on tv might get her character back to the smart conflicted woman with integrity that she used to be.
If Sonny is to stay on this show and have a role beyond setting violence in motion, then at some point he has to face what is evil about his life that he doesn’t want to see the light of day. I think his redemption if possible is more likely to come if he can see that Connie’s “crimes” are in reaction to his violent life and not just from craziness.
And by showing how painful it is to have true sorry sensationalized, when the cameras kept rolling when they learned of Sam’s “tragedy”, Christina may have already learned a lesson, and maybe we as an audience can ask ourselves at what cost are we voyeurs to people’s real drama.
OLTL’s soap within a soap fraternity row was sheer entertainment, and the way it was revived toward the end of oltl’s run showed all the glories and absurdities of the genre.
This reality show within a soap has the potential to move character forward without the benefit of guns or car crashes. And it might be a context for commentary on our culture’s sick fascination with real people’s pain.

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Steve Burton Confirms ‘General Hospital’ Head Writer Switch Changed Jason’s Comeback Storyline

General Hospital viewers will see today, Monday, March 4th, the beginnings of the return storyline for Steve Burton and his character of Jason Morgan.

Just how did the recent head writing regime change at GH alter the plans for story for Jason’s comeback? As had been rumored, seems plenty. Back on January 22nd, it was revealed that Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor had been replaced by Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte. At that time, Burton had already signed-on to return to the daytime drama for the first time since being let go towards the end of 2021.

Speaking with Soap Opera Digest, Steve confirmed that what we will see on-air is from the new head writers and that the direction of the story changed, “So apparently there was a whole different story planned and then the head writer switch happened and then they kind of rebooted (the story arc). I know Patrick (Mulcahey, one of the new head writers) a little bit, but I really know Elizabeth Korte (who was promoted to co-head writer).”

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Burton added, “There’s no one in the building that loves that show, knows the history of the character, and is invested in it 100 percent than Elizabeth. There has never been a more deserved promotion, ever. Once I know that she was (one of the head writers), I was like, ‘Oh, this is gonna be good! I cannot wait.’ And it has been exactly that. Everything has been amazing.”‘

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In addition, during an Instagram live on Monday with his podcast and comedy show partner, GH star, Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Burton also commented on the upcoming story arc which brings Jason back to Port Charles. Steve expressed, “The story is not going to disappoint. The scenes are super deep. Frank (Valentini, EP, GH)  and the new head writers took some time to really think this out.”

Burton, being a longtime veteran of the soaps, said Jason’s return is not just isolated to be about him. “Great story on daytime should involve a myriad of people across the board and where it effects everybody,” he shared. The popular fan favorite feels that this story delivers on all levels.

So, what do you think about the head writer change and how it prompted the plans for Jason’s return? Comment below.

 

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Jason Cook Recalls Landing His Soap Roles as DAYS Shawn-Douglas Brady and GH’s Matt Hunter

Daytime fans remember Jason Cook when he became wildly-popular as Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo’s (Peter Reckell) son, Shawn-Douglas Brady on Days of our Lives from 1999-2006. He later made a brief return in the role in 2015 for the series 50th anniversary.

After departing DAYS, Cook was offered a role on General Hospital as Dr. Matt Hunter, the younger brother to Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) from 2008-2012. However, during his time on the soaps, and after, Cook has been focusing on his behind the scenes roles and passion as writer and a director of feature films.

Last week, the Michael Fairman Channel welcomed Jason, along with two of the stars of his latest film, Four for Fun, Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-AMC, B&B, GH). During the conversation, Cook revealed his continued admiration for the soap medium and the actors who work in it, and how it came to pass that he landed his parts on Days of our Lives, and then on General Hospital.

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Cook spoke on becoming the on-screen son of soap opera’s most iconic couples, Bo and Hope: “I auditioned for Fran Bascom. She was the Days of our Lives casting director at the time. I was never a great auditioner, I don’t think. She made me feel really comfortable. I remember that screen test. And then, I remember when I got the part, I was actually working at a company at a desk job. I got the call at work and I just screamed, and at the time I didn’t quit my job. But then, I got that contract when I was 19-years-old and it totally changed my life.”

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But, was Jason aware how key to the show being Bo and Hope’s son would be? “Yeah, my older sister was a fan of the show. She definitely let me know that I better not mess it up, because I was gonna ruin her favorite couple,” he shared. “I remember she printed out the family tree and it looked like a physics diagram. It was so complicated. A lot of detailed work went into it. But, I was excited.”

After being a known entity with a large fan following, eventually Cook made his way to a new role on General Hospital. Jason explained, “GH was fun. That was a situation where Brian Frons (ex-ABC Daytime President) brought me over there. I just told him I didn’t want to be like or want to do Shawn. He’s like, ‘Well, what do you wanna do?’ I said, ‘How can I screw things up around here and shake things up?'”

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From that conversation things began to formulate. Cook revealed, “We started talking about the TV series House. I think in soaps, there’s an assumption if you’re going on a show that everybody wants to be the hero. I was like, ‘I don’t want to (be). I want to screw everything up.’ And then, they wrote it in that Matt Hunter burns the hospital down within like six months. I was like really proud about that. The other part that I loved about that character is that Matt, and his older brother Patrick (Jason Thompson), were both neurosurgeons. And if you (an actor) resigned your contract (with the show) you go to Patrick, you see Patrick. And if you don’t resign your contract, you see my character, because my character was going to kill you every time.”

For more on the interview, make sure to check out the replay of the livestream conversation below with Jason, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young.  Now let us know, did you enjoy Jason as Shawn-D and Matt on GH? Do you hope someday he might return on-screen to the soaps? Let us know in the comment section.

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THIS WEEK on GENERAL HOSPITAL: “He’s Back” as Jason Returns; Sonny Sets His Trap for the Shooter

Monday, March 4th is the highly-anticipated return of Steve Burton as Jason Morgan on ABC’s General Hospital. In the newly-released weekly promo for the series, in the final moments of it, you see a man with his hands-up about to turn around which looks like it will be revealed to be Sonny’s former hitman.

In the promo, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Anna (Finola Hughes), Spinell (Bradford Anderon) and others are intercut looking shocked at who they find on the pier with voice-overs of characters saying, “It can’t be”, “It’s him,” etc.

The story has been building as to who has been behind the shootings seemingly targeting Sonny (Maurice Benard), Selina (Lydia Look) and others related to the mob. When they locate Jason … is he the Jason we knew prior to the tunnel collapsing him towards the end of 2021, where he was believed to have perished? How is this all connected to the intel that Olivia Jerome was apparently killed in prison?

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Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) and Drew’s (Cameron Mathison) relationship has shown its cracks. When Carly eventually sees Jason, will it eventually pit brother against brother for the love of Carly? And in this case, is Drew going to be portrayed as the bad guy due to his issues since his time at Pentonville which has shown he has become more obsessed with revenge on Nina (Cynthia Watros)?

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Here’s a look at the rest of this week’s the teasers for the action in Port Charles below.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

Jason returns to Port Charles.  Selina and Sonny’s negotiation is abruptly interrupted.  Laura confronts Cyrus. Brook Lynn confides in Tracy. Heather attempts an escape.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

Josslyn and Dex are in a frantic situation. Sonny hits a sore spot with John. Anna learns some tragic news. Marshall tells Curtis about his misdiagnosis. Laura acts fast in a crisis.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

Anna questions Josslyn and Dex. Olivia and Sonny reconnect. Alexis is apprehensive. Cody and Sasha each make a confession. Spinelli and Ava are in for a shock.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Sonny and Ava share a loaded moment. Drew and Carly have their hands full. Maxie is stunned. Laura offers comfort. Brook Lynn opens up to Jordan.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024

Carly is taken aback. Nina corners Ava. Sonny gets an update on John’s investigation. Michael tries to convince Dex to stay. Alexis vents to Diane.

Now, check out this week’s promo for GH below. Then let us know, what state of mind do you think Jason will be in when he has revealed himself?  Share your thoughts in the comment secti

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