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RATINGS: GH Moves Ahead Of DAYS! B&B Has Solid Week!

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The ratings are out for the week of July 15-19th, and there  is interesting news to report upon looking at the latest statistics and numbers!

General Hospital has now regained third place from Days of our Lives!  GH gained  +68,000 in total viewers for the week giving it a total of 2,517,000!  While DAYS fell and lost total viewers -34,000 and whose total came in for the ratings perood with 2,416,000.   There is only 100,000 total viewers now separating the two shows as of this ratings!  However, General Hospital also added some viewers, +7,000, in the key 18-49 demo a category.

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Now on to The Bold and the Beautiful who really had the most solid week of all the daytime dramas.  B&B added +87,000 total viewers, the most of any soap for the ratings period, and it remained in the second spot with over 3.5 million viewers. B&B  also is up a whopping +456,000 from the previous year at this time!

B&B also added the most viewers in key demos-18-49 females +31,000, and +5,000 in females18-34!  As for The Young and the Restless, after a great week last week, it appears that fans may not have loved the final, or next part, of the fall out of the Summer Newman paternity pickle!  Y&R lost -101,000 from the previous week but still maintained, of course, it’s number one position with 4,555,000.   You can view the entire rating picture here from SON.

So its time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What is working on your favorite soaps? What is not? What would you do to fix them?  Which soap opera are you enjoying the least this summer? Which soap opera are you enjoying the most? Weigh-in!

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Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well I know when the Sharon twist came out I was mad enough to stop watching Y&R, but atlas like any relationship I couldn’t walk out on my soap– no matter how lame it gets, because I love it– for better or for worse–lol. GH picked up a bit and Days has slowed down, so the numbers seemed to reflect that- no bit shockers there. B&B well it is consistent anyway– it sticks to formula, the characters have no real growth and change– and Brad seems to recycle scripts like we recycle plastic– and if you like that kind of… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

Agree with every word!

Sarah
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Sarah

Days ratings suck because people are sick of watching the days of Samis life. The whole revolves around her in some way or another! I have stopped watching, and I honestly used to watch every day. I know Sweeney is nbcs golden child, but the writers need to get over their fixation with her and sami, and give other actors, and characters some storyline and substance. Where is Peter reckell, drake, joe,Bryan, etc? Or Christie, kristian, Suzanne, ari, Nadia,? Or even eileen and missy? Salem does not revolve around Alison Sweeney! She had never been nominated for an Emmy! That… Read more »

Tsuds
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Tsuds

AGREE!!!

Paul
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Paul

I feel the same way about Missy as Jennifer. She is on virtually every day and none of the scenes are driving any major story. While I used to enjoy the character; Jennifer has become such a holier than thou harpie over the last year; it’s become tiresome to watch. The Jennifer/Daniel pairing is like nails on a chalkboard.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It has to be because of the storyline they’re giving Franco, tying it in with Jason. I have to admit, the Ava/Franco storyline is one of the only ones I’m enjoying on GH currently, and that’s part in due to the wonders of Maura West and Roger Howarth, who I always believed had great chemistry that should have been explored during their times on As the World Turns. But I wouldn’t call General Hospital the better soap against Days of our Lives. DAYS is at its prime for the first time since the ’90s (or so I’ve been told). They’re… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

Agreed! DAYS’ quality is superior to GH’s. I don’t like the numbers and that they aren’t reflecting how much better DAYS is, but in my heart I know DAYS has a lot of great things going for it right now, and that the numbers will hopefully get better because of them.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Um… actually the 15th to the19th was a week where the OTHER GH actors were actually allowed to be seen! We had Luke’s illness and Laura’s concern, Danny’s illness, Patrick and Sabrina, Maxie, etc.

In other words GH ratings rose when the focus WASN’T on Franco.

Tammy
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Tammy

I agree,the Franco,Jason saga is a little far fetched.Lets see some of the other characters.

rosanna
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rosanna

GH is rocking and has solid storylines that keep flowing and its fast paced that is why you miss an episode and your lost, this is NOT the soap of yesterday where everyday it was same group of peope and storylines, love the show and some stories and been a fan since luke and laura!!

Tali
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Tali

Really!???? I do not like GH. Franco is not redeemable and fans are not stupid!

des10261991
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des10261991

I think they need New Writer’s The show is terrible

susan M.
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susan M.

Yeah! GH is rockin!!!!

Tsuds
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Tsuds

YEP .. GH is moving FAST in the good way!

Dan
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Dan

Good news for GH. The show has been picking up again lately after a lackluster period, and I’m glad the ratings reflect that. I really enjoyed the scenes with Genie Francis and Jane Elliot this week. Two daytime icons that haven’t really gotten much of a chance to work together over the years. It was a pleasure to watch.

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!

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

GH has improved(except vets like Mac and Felicia need airtime. With Laura off searching for Luke, id like to see Scotty turn to alchol and maybe Ava: theyd meet at a bar. plus more Monica/Leslie scenes) ‘Days Of Our Sami’ hasnt been too interesting of late. Ive had too much of Sami. I like A.S. and Sami but i want other characters more in the spotlight as well. What happened to Lucas. Why hasnt Julie come see baby Arianna or have a Horton talk with JJ about her own experience with snoplifting. However, im enjoying both soaps. GH is back… Read more »

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

i know my spelling ect.

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

Its the friggen keyboards fault!!! lol

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Haven’t seen anything of Nick and not much of Will and Gabby…

I would like to see Theresa (LOVE her) become acquainted with Nick!

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

She and Nick would be perfect…great idea.

Patrick
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Patrick

oooh nice! LOL.

would love to see Scotty… get some air time…

why not… have him guzzling from the bottle and siding up to Ava…. for some wet action…. or something….

why would Scotty… endlessly play 2nd fiddle to Laura… up and running in search of Luke?

give Scotty some meat….. to fester…. release… fulfill… deliver his guts…. a pair to relish…. LOL… love the man… show the Scotty of ole… and release some demons.

gloria
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gloria

I am sick of looking at Todd’s (can’t get past that) beaten up face & awful yellow hair. I wish they would let him look like he did when he was with Carly. He looked so good on the bridge with the hooded sweatshirt. GH is ok right now but DAYS is the best.

Patrick
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Patrick

that’s exactly what i thought… when “franco” was on the bridge in the hooded sweatshirt…. Yum… yikes… it’s him…. savor!

for all he’s trying… get rid of the dyed blond hair…. agree with you… it’s more devilishly wanting… his dark features real mysterious… and pent up anxious.

Shay
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Shay

I’d rather look at Franco’s bleached blond coif than Scotty’s ridiculous porcupine (or is it hedgehog) look….it’s just so strange and distracting! And to think, he had a really smooth style back in the day…..

gloria
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gloria

I know what you mean & when you look at Luke’s hairstyles over the years! Ha. Now he hardly even has any! Scotty’s hair IS horrible but I never thought he was THAT goodlooking-cute maybe but not sexy like Todd/whoever the hell he is supposed to be-Roger H. really looked good when he was with Carly & the day he left town, WOW. That is the look I am talking about-which we saw a glimpse of on the bridge the other day.

Shay
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Shay

Being partial to blond guys, I cannot say that Franco’s hair bothers me all that much…it is a bit comical, but I can deal with that (He was a laugh riot in his “Jason” mode….). Perhaps post-surgery, he will tone it down a bit….I still think his current “style” is more appealing than the bland, brown-haired and scarred Todd…he really did nothing for me!!!! As for Scotty, he was neat and sweet when he started out on GH..a real white knight!!!! Sometimes miss that character. His angry man stuff is just getting boring, especially since he got his Laura back!!!… Read more »

Beacon
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Beacon

GH does not deserve ratings success. DAYS is doing the best shows it has done in years.

Patrick
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Patrick

I applaud DAYS – Sony – NBC.

ratings be damned.

I am devoted to GH and DAYS.

which do I watch first? Salem, of course.

for the life of me…. go figure… I can’t read in to “the ratings”….

DAYS… you have to think when watching…. and, THAT’S GOOD. the intrigue between the characters and setting the scene…. and… dag! I can’t express how well the production has been and IS.

it’s pointless and a moot point to overload reasoning… why DAYS is continually what it’s been…. those damned ratings…. it’s #1 with me.

gloria
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gloria

Oh me too. I watch all the soaps still on tv but for the past several months I watch DAYS first. Can’t wait till tomorrow. Good night!

Libby
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Libby

DAYS is still better than it has been in a decade or more. #FreeSami #Ejami #Ejustin #Wilson #Bristen #Ericole stories are well written and well paced. #Dannifer is still an albotross. As is Rafe in coma and awakening with amnesia. However, Jen Lilley is adding some interest now. We still have a few days of filler and too many folks without story who appear to just appear. No real story for characters of Kate, Hope, Marlena, Chad, Kayla… Kudos to Eilleen Davidson, James Scott, Wally Kurth, Alison Sweeney, Judi Evans, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith. On GH, it has been slower… Read more »

blake
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blake

I agree that Days is still really good these days. I try to watch it whenever I get a chance, and I haven’t been able to say that a lot of the years lately.

Jules
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Jules

Agreed! I have no idea what’s happening on GH, but what you said about DAYS I agree with. I do think JJ has added as much freshness to the hideously stale Dannifer story as Theresa has, though. Something about this kid I have found so amusing and entertaining. He could have been such a typical “caricature” with this kind of a bad seed storyline, but instead it feels real and is giving the canvas a whole new flavor- including Missy Reeves who is doing her best work as a “mom” than she has since she’s returned. I think Chad and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Kayla has been cracking me up lately…. she’s two-footing her stance on Theresa…. I am your Aunt Kayla… and this is your Last Chance to make a go of it. LOL. Theresa… “why should I rent a room above the bar/restaurant” LOL…. Theresa reals… dare I misstep the brady family crest. if this gives us Kayla… heck…. per Kimberlys orders… watch out for our Jeanne… Ms. Theresa with kick. ————— I get lost in his face – I can’t help it… he oozes his Rafe…. as he’s telling Kate… You’re the only one who’s being honest with me. Kate’s still… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Justin & Adrienne Kiriakis and Son…. Freddy Smith… are commanding… I’m in awe of this trio… this family is getting the limelight… the camera… and with excellent script… are delving in to their triggers and goody bags… and top notch acting their Talent…. so many emotions are befalling this family… and it’s all a mixed bag of emotions that are going to spiral Justin and Adrienne…. all with the good intentions of Adrienne… she was so on … when she lambasted Justin… “you had no idea” this tape was in existence… ie: Salem bad cop and Sammi going at it.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Kristen and Brady. I loved when she opened her eyes and was eagerly responding to Brady… she had to check his response time… and he was real with her. so… like i’ve said…. these two… are still delivering… without John and Marlena… and that speaks volumes… as they’re still interesting with out… and I honestly… thought that from the start… that these two needed John and Marlena, for this story to be a success… and it’s not wavering or lacking in interest… it would appear.. that now Kristen is in a quandery…. she loved… loves… is feeling… real emotion… and… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

next… you have the wonderful…. teen angst kitten… earning her stripes… new, hot about town…. Theresa… smarmy’ing her way about town.

you see JJ and Theresa sharing their intimate feelings at different times and with each other… and it’s culminating in come hither, teasing, and yet… are holding their own… in relation to all the other couples who’re drama’ing it out with.

it’s fun to watch the differences and nuanced delivery of all the couples….

Jenn Lilly is a Treat. and JJ is playing to the hilt the nerves, consequences, the plays unfolding with his mom and sister.

Shay
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Shay

Totally agree about NuLulu…the poor girl is trying, but she simply lacks the grit, sass and snark that made JMB believable as Luke’s daughter. This may sound crazy, but I think Kristen Alderson would have made a better Lulu, even though she would not have gotten to play against her beloved Chad. “Kiki” has that same toughness and attitude. If she would have stayed a blonde and adopted the tone and demeanor as her current character, I think it could have worked. And we would have been spared her inane pairing with that little puke Morgan. Although I didn’t initially… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

GH is getting interesting again it just needs to stay consistent and showcase certain people more like finola Hughes, genie Francis and Rebecca Herbts needs to be more front and certer, hopefully the show will stay on track.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you! GH ROCKS!!! Never know GH be #1…..

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

HOW is GH pulling in more viewers now????? Well, there was a glimmer of hope when Laura stated acting (being written) like Laura again and going after Luke.

susan M.
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susan M.

Happy Gh picked up in the ratings.. I had a feeling it would..

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Congrats to”GENERAL HOSPITAL” Love Silas Clay and Sammatha Morgan +Daniel Now if RC can show more of the interior things that have to do with Sam like: 1. Her kitchen so that Silas can make her a fancifal meal 2. The Cadillac Jeep she drove in 2009, when she drove Jason back home!!! 3. The patio in the apartment ( they never show it) 4. Her closet!!!! We rarely see her closet (she hasxthat beautiful teal dress and she has that PINK AND BLACK CORSET SHE WORE IN JULY 2009 : GOING UNDERCOVER 5. Lucy suppose to open a “spa”?… Read more »

B&B Fan
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B&B Fan

Glad B&B is Still doing great even without JMW & HT. Bravo to B&B.

Patrick
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Patrick

There are so many layers involved to Rafe and Kate. There are so many who’ll say Rafe will never “graduate”. he’s part ding’bat / too sexy. watching him layer, elevate, his romance life… from Sammi to Kate… and the unmentioned seeking beyond the physical where it was safe and too good. to gapping their differences and bringing it to light… watching this cougar twosome is involved in much to do. since kate’s been leashed on her own… watching Kate keep Rafe up to date… is stunning to watch her. rafe;s good looks… not too bright reaching for a new rafe…… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I finally realized Kristens’ DAYs.

she’s Fay Dunaway’ing it with Style…

and/or she’s Cybill Sheppard’ing us with the “Last Picture Show”…

DAYS is production’ing nuances’ with the cast… and it’s further elevating. and the actor’s are shooting cylindars.

Patrick
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Patrick

thank you Eileen Davidson… for your powerful take in Salem.

still loving the flashbacks with father Eric….

you and Brady are still a treat.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL… so, didn’t Theresa “look” Donna Mills….

as she rests comfortably in her office… as she eyes Daniel.

“what can I do for you…”

she swears she doesn’t care for JJ.

planted circles around Abby… and nixed his mother from the start.

Jeanne Theresa Donovan… where are you? LOL.

luscious find.

Patrick
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Patrick

“but, frankly, I don’t think either of us know’s what this woman is capable, of”

Eric to Brady

Thereby; goes DAYS.

4everdays
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4everdays

I do’nt put much stock in the ratings system. Viewers should be counted, not
represented. DOOL is so exciting, I can’ t miss a second! YawneR makes me
tired, but congrats to GH.

4everdays
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4everdays

B&B is as lame as ever!!! Pure crap!!! Botchy & Bothersome!!!

Shay
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Shay

Amen…..quit watching it years ago when they kept recycling the same old plotlines, and I as I have read, they are still doing it!!!!! The only original idea as of this past year was killing off Stephanie, and that was only due to Susan Flannery choosing to leave!!!!!!

Paul
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Paul

GH is picking up. It was going to take time to rebound after the sudden departure of Todd, Star & McBain. All their stories were in full throttle when they were forced to exit the canvas. All the plot had to be rewritten which clearly required a lot of damage control. I have every faith in the current regime at GH. Days has been must watch for several weeks now. Eileen Davidson is doing amazing work as Kristen. Agree with what someone said earlier about Dannifer being an albatross — cut the cord on that pairing already. Ugh.

4everdays
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4everdays

No way! I love Dannifer beacause of JJ and Theresa.

Jake R.
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Jake R.

As a man, I wish they would show what the % of male viewers is in all demos. I know I’m not the only guy who watches “his stories.”

RLeternal
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RLeternal

Why is GH gaining grounds in ratings when they have the worst writer in soap SLs, JP, on their writing team?

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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