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REPORT: GH and Rebecca Herbst Close To New Deal!

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The fan outcry regarding one of General Hospital’s most popular actresses, Rebecca Herbst (Elizaabeth) may have been heard loud and clear by the ABC brass.

According to Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens, he has been hearing from multiple sources that Becky is this close to reaching a new deal to continue in her role as the beloved Liz Webber.

Last month, the outlet reported that negotiations for a new deal with Herbst hit a rough patch.  That started many rumors circulating that Rebecca could be on her way to DAYS as the new Abigail replacing the already departed Kate Mansi.

However, earlier this week DAYS has put out another casting call for thsat role.  So coupled with this report, could it be that we are just a moment away from everyone signing on the dotted line for Rebecca to stay in Port Charles?  The report from DC today relates an official annoucement may be forthcoming.

So if the report holds, will you be happy to know Rebecca is staying put at GH?  If she continues on, as it looks like will happen, who do you hope Liz’s love interest will be?  Comment below!

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CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, very happy. No one else could play Liz.
As far as a recast as Abby at Days? Abby is supposed to be only a couple of years out of College. Would not work, as Rebecca does not look in her twenties.
TPTB are preparing a brand new script for Liz…..as a mother of teens and a tween. Possibly a new love story?
Yeayyyyy!! Kudos, Becky!

Donna
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Donna

Yippee Liz may stay

mark
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mark

She should go to days if things with gh don’t work out shed be so much better than the the old abigail

Shannon McJet
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Shannon McJet

BH is to old to play Abilgail and they probably fire her ass anyway, they don’t play with the rebovoting and the lying!How any would want her to stay is beyond me.So that 100,000 strong she claimed with her few fans rebovoting,they do it all the time!I just hope GH survive, because I can see fans again toning out GH!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You have it backwards, mark. Abby is the young one. LOL.

Miriam Fitzgerald
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Miriam Fitzgerald

It would be nice for her to stay at GH and then they could reform her character back to what it used to be. She even said herself she had a hard time reconciling Liz’s actions this past year. And I like her with Franco, The look on her face is priceless when she can’t believe she likes being near him.

Joanmarie Kasten
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Joanmarie Kasten

I totally agree. She has such talent (and doesn’t go over the top). They should appreciate her great acting on that storyline and others.

Aria
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Aria

Please let this be true and an announcement made ASAP I’m a big fan and GH can’t let her slip away they just can’t.!

Deb
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Deb

I can only wish Rebecca Herbst the best, but I must admit I was glad to see Her character gone from GH.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Nope I think all the shanagans over this contract and her medicine acting should’ve been enough to let her go. she does not have as many fans as some say. I know more that don’t care for her than do! There was no big outcry I watch social media sites daily and cross paths with more fans than the average person and aside from the same bunch of fans on every page and tweet there was no big outcry. I was actually shocked there was not more. Petitions were very small. She is no big deal but wants to be.… Read more »

URAnIdiot
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URAnIdiot

You aren’t that bright, are you? First of all – Medicine Acting? Don’t blame it on Auto Correct, it would only correct if your original spelling was wrong anyway. It had to search for something that looked remotely right. The reports are pretty clear that it was the fan support that forced the brass to take another look. Despite your petty denials, it’s obvious that she does have a lot of fans. Even the haters love her – look at you spending all this time on a veritable paragraph of disappointment. That’s a whole lot of investment for a character… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

In defense of anonymous, there are plenty of times I and many others post comments with completely non-intentional words…and there’s no edit button so…

I just think anonymous was venting rather quickly and thus “mediocre” came out as “medicine.” No biggie…

Joanmarie Kasten
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Joanmarie Kasten

I am not saying you are a major Sam fan, but most Sam fans want her gone. She is great for trouble making. If not, she wouldn’t have so many people talking about her good or bad.

Tristan
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Tristan

Work on your reading skills. ABC brass, not GH brass, couldn’t ignore the outcry from her fans. If the network itself became involved — which is what DC’s sources and Jamey Giddens are reporting — she obviously has huge fan support, so huge that the network could not ignore it. Clearly the network took control of this situation, as GH’s producing team were not responsive to fans. When the network gets involved, IT IS A BIG DEAL.

Mrs.L
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Mrs.L

I don’t know what social media you watch, but on Twitter there was an actual #keepBeckyGH movement, so I think you have your facts wrong. Also five years ago they wanted to write Liz out and the outcry was so severe she was resigned. She’s one of the best actresses they have on there, totally understated like some have responded. An asset for sure.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I never ever ever go on ‘social media sites’, so I cannot rely on it or you, Anonymous…. with all due respect. I am not even on Facebook , nor do I tweet. To me? That is a waste of time and cr@p, not watching GH. Pity you feel the way you do, but Rebecca deserves an Emmy. I found what Liz did to Jason and everyone linked to him very distasteful. But, the other side of the coin only tells me what a superlative actress she is for having drawn those feeling out of the viewer. I hope she’s… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I can see why you are anonymous since you hide when you name call. Secondly, you are another one of these “Fans” who tune out because of ONE character? BYE!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The above should read “mediocre” acting skills, not “medicine” lol autocorrect ugh

Rodd
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Rodd

I would be thrilled if Rebecca stayed with GH! She is a treasure. Smart move by anyone involved to keep her on the show. They don’t have any other actress in her age-range who can emote all that she can. Plus, she has history with the show and is a sole link to Hardy family. I hope everything works out okay.

MARY DITANNA PENDRAK
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MARY DITANNA PENDRAK

I’VE ALWAYS LOVED REBECCA AND ALWAYS WILL. I DO HOPE THAT SHE REMAINS ON GH AS SHE IS A WONDERFUL PERSON, ACTRESS, AND DOES HER LIZ SO PERFECTLY THAT SOMETIMES WE FORGET THAT IT’S JUST A CHARACTER’S NAME. I AM PRAYING THAT SHE’LL REMAIN ON GH AND NOT ANOTHER PERSON TAKING HER PLACE AS LIZ, NO WAY, NO ONE COULD TAKE HER PLACE JUST LIKE A FEW LADIES ON GH I FEEL THE SAME. THE WOMAN ARE GOD’S PERFECT LADIES BEING THERE AS THERE SELF FOR YEARS. I ALSO FEEL THAT TRACEY IS DRIVING ME NUTS. I LOVE HER AND… Read more »

Oliveria
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Oliveria

Yeaaaa i am will be happy if RH stays on GH

I want her with Marc C the new Dr.

Timmm
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Timmm

I could take her or leave her. I believe it was more of a publicity mover for GH in which I have no problem with.

Why wasnt our outcry to sign Tristan Roberts to a contract answered!

MissySnow
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MissySnow

TR is way past the 18 to 49 demo, so I don’t see ABC/D/GH giving him a contract when you have a popular 18 year vet like BH who is only 38.

Timmm
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Timmm

BUT, Tristan is loved by ALL ages!

Shannon
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Shannon

I will be thrilled if Becky and, by extension, Liz stays but I am concerned that they were so ready to lose her and the GH brass may not capitalize on her massive popularity! I want Liz front burner and driving stories whether in a romance or not! She has proven that she can deliver and gets people talking like no one else. I hope she gets more family on screen, investigates Jake’s history, and gets to be in a romance – not an unbalanced triangle!

Melissa
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Melissa

Happy days. She’s from a core family and is essential to keeping the hospital stories alive. Would love getting be paired with Griffin! How jealous would Jason be?

Joanmarie Kasten
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Joanmarie Kasten

I agree that Jason and Liz will not be a couple but will always have a connection – he really loves her but is in love with Sam. He can’t help himself.

Patrick
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Patrick

I am completely – over – Jason and Liz… he’s NOT good enough for her Sam and Jason are so boring… stay that way Jason and Carly are so boring… stay that way Jason and Sonny are so boring… stay that way come to think of it… ??? OK… i’ll relent… he’s got the most to gain by getting to know… Monica… his Aunt Tracy… even Dillan. BAM! what IRKS me… is ; how quickly he fell in love…. with Sam even Liz remarked to him as such WHATEVER !!!! boring! our little miss sleuth Sam… once again get’s it… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

Great news! Yay for the fans!

Jonboy
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Jonboy

She would be foolish to leave. Be grateful you have a job in such a competitive business. I’m sure she’s making a lot more $$$$$ than most of us.

Jen
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Jen

I’m thrilled to hear this. I see both Rebecca Herbst and Elizabeth as the heart of the show. I hope the incessant apologies Elizabeth is being made to say are over and that the story will move on. Herbst is a fantastic actress and can do any kind of story. Her emotional range and depth of nuance are terrific and she’s an asset to the show.

Mateo
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Mateo

Rebecca Herbst is way too good an actress for DAYS. I am glad she is working it out with GH. No one else could do what Rebecca has done for the character of Elizabeth. YAY!!!!

su0000
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su0000

I got a kick over some going bonkers over Rebeca negotiating a contract..
contracts are usually about negotiating the deal..
Rebecca Herbst is going nowhere, she never was leaving, she will grow old on GH, like Jane/Tracy..

carrie
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carrie

Sorry I am not a Liz fan. I was hoping we would finally be rid of her. Very disappointed to say the least.

MissySnow
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MissySnow

Nope, BH is here to,,,stay!

Margaret
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Margaret

If Steve Burton can be replaced so can Becky, wouldn’t bother me a bit if she left. I have hated Liz for years and wouldn’t miss the character at all if she left

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I have only been a GH ‘watcher’ for less than 2 years. So many conflicting opinions about Liz. I know I did despise her actions, but not to the point of wishing her gone. I am truly trying to understand if she is not liked by some for the same reason; or does Miss Lizzie have the reputation of being a back stabber. Was she always a baddie? I just assumed that her love for Jason hindered her integrity and blinded her to do the right thing, temporarily. She does seem to have closed that book, though, yes? ….and, to… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Liz always seemed to be one who talks out of both sides of her mouth but I personaly dont dislike her. Either way for me but if they would have done a recast it would have been another 3 ring circus on the boards!

MissySnow
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MissySnow

Elizabeth’s recent trashing story was OCC per the actress, and BH knows HER character after being on the show for 18 1/2 years!

edie bailey
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edie bailey

Great news. She has become a favorite of mine and I sincerely appreciate her superb work. Also, as Roger Howarth is my favorite actor, I am loving their scenes and they have demonstrated tremendous chemistry. I hope that their current friendship evolves into a romance–putting Franco is the middle of a torrid triangle with Liz and Nina fighting over him. I have even seen some online already dubbing this potential couple as “Friz!!” Congratulations to both Rebecca Herbst and ABC in working out the new contract. General Hospital definitely would not be the same without her beauty and talent. And,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I don’t know if this is on the horizon…. on the cover of the latest SOD issue… (soap opera digest) there’s a picture, of; Julian, Alexis, and Nina… I’m not sure… of the caption… but I certainly took it to mean… that Nina is going to become very much INOLVED with Julian… (which is as I had hoped ) as she and Julian go head to head… with whatever means necessary to wrest control and live a little… For Crimson and ahem… his jewels…. Yumbo which thereby frees my man… RH’ Franco to forge ahead with my oh so lovely… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

ie: Ashley Parker…. is Ashley Jones

CeeCee
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CeeCee

OHO, Patrick, my man. This I ‘gotta’ see. I hope it’s true. Stick it to Alexis, Nina!!
How about that Franco, Patrick? He seems to like the scent of some other skirt. So, I hope he gets his too, if he hurts Nina.

Linda
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Linda

Glad she is staying. Th Liz-Jason-Sam storyline has been the best role for her in a long time.

Carol Young
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Carol Young

Hoping for her and Nicholas to rekindle the flame

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Wow, rekindle the flame with Nik? They were once an item? That’s something else I did not know, Carol. LOL.

Kevin
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Kevin

I remember her debut, those achingly beautiful and tender scenes with Lucky. I have always felt Herbst is the most underrated actress in Daytime. GH is smart for keeping her!

jacque
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jacque

Happy for Becky. Just hope she is finally given some “HAPPY” time…

Donna Spurgeon
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Donna Spurgeon

BRING BACK LUCKY (JJ) FOR LIZ THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE COUPLE!!!!!!!

MissySnow
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MissySnow

I can see JJ coming back to GH for a few episodes, but the dude is on a primetime show! If Nashville goes off the air, I can see JJ looking for another primetime show.

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According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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