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Richard Steinmetz OUT at General Hospital!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Looks like General Hospital altered some of its planned story course with the news out in this week’s Soap Opera Digest (on newsstands now) that Richard Steinmetz (Joe Jr.) has been let-go at the ABC soap and it’s storyline-dictated!

Steinmetz told SOD, “I’ve known for a little while.  Frank Valentini (EP, General Hospital) told me that with the exit of Jason, they’re going in a different direction.  Him leaving meant that they had to change some things around and I taped my last scenes a few weeks ago.  I was pretty sad!  I really did enjoy working there.  A lot of people told me they were unhappy I was leaving, like Erik Valdez (Trey), my on-screen son, and Kelly Sullivan (Kate/Connie).   It doesn’t change anything, but it makes me feel good. ”

The actor went on to say that his one regret was, “That I didn’t get to work with the character of Connie.  What a friggin’ shame, man. Connie and Joe would have lit it up! It would have been a blast.”

So soapers, what do you think will go down that sets up Steinmetz’ exit?  Are you sad to see Richard and Joe Jr. go?  Let us know!

 

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Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

So sad, so much more story to tell, the Jerry Jacks ties? the money transfer? and what about the Tracey, Luke, Joe Jr. triangle? What waste of great story. Jason had nothing to do with this storyline of Connie/Kate Sonny Joe Jr. and Trey; very sad to rush so much for one character non related to aformetoned cast. To bad another bunder for GH Head writer and EP………..please don’t end our soap bcause of continued bad judgement calls and mistakes.

jenny
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jenny

Even though Joe Jr. was a villain, he was also great to watch. RS really made him enjoyable to watch, especially since he had great chemistry with Jane Elliott. I hope GH leaves a door open so maybe one day he will return.

MaxDaddy
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MaxDaddy

I agree he had good chemistry with Jane, but his role seemed like a dead end. GH seems to be very positively heading back to the basics of a good soap, drama tied in with love and relationships and the unexpected twists and turns, without people running around with guns and wanting to kill others. There’s already too much of that on prime time and real life.

Dan
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Dan

I’m sick of the Joe Jr. storyline, so I don’t mind that he’s leaving. He’s a good actor, don’t get me wrong. The storyline just did nothing for me, and I’m glad they’re apparently moving on.

MARSHA
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MARSHA

YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS OF JOE BECAUSE YOU WISH YOU WERE AS FAMOUS AND GOOD LOOKING AS HE IS.IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE PLOTS THEY PUT ON TRY CHANGING THE CHANNEL.

danielle
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danielle

Really sad about this. Anthony Z and Joe Scully Jr are the ONLY mobsters on this show i’ve ever liked. Steinmetz is wonderful. I hate seeming him go 🙁 Plus, “Joseph” and Tracy have great chemistry!!

MEARY ROSE
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MEARY ROSE

i’m sad too, i l iked the actor from roles he did years ago on other abc/d soaps!!he could have done lots more!! i don’t undestand why he’s being let go when he had nothing to do with jason after the initital contact.dumb abc/d decisions again!

Karen
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Karen

Richard was a wonderful addition to GH. So sorry to see they let him go.
A GH fan for 37 years.

Jen
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Jen

Bummer! He’s a great actor and I loved him with JE. Not sure how Jason leaving would change the story line for Joe Jr…

Elhu
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Elhu

I kind of saw this coming, with the direction his character has been headed. I also enjoyed Joe Jr. with Tracey, but with this news now revealed only a couple of days prior to Steve Burton’s last air day, I am sure Joe Jr. will be involved in Jason’s exit. I have not yet watched Wednesday or Thursday’s shows, but maybe Joe Jr. will “kill” Jason following Duke’s command (his body will go missing in grand soap opera fashion – which was not how I wanted Steve Burton to leave but that is just me), and Joe will go down… Read more »

B.J.
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B.J.

That’s what I fear too, Elhu. That he will kill Jason, while doing Lavery’s bidding.

I would rather see Joe Jr. survive all this than Lavery. 🙁 Poor Tracy… she can’t catch a break. 🙂

Good luck RS… enjoyed your performances a lot.

susan
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susan

I agree elhu i did see todays episode jason being killed by joe jr or duke lavery i did like joe with tracy, and like anna with luke as far as i am concerned they can get rid of duke lavery, how could he kill jason? poor storyline having our hero jason being killed by duke but i am sure joe jr will take the fall get rid of duke lavery asap, i will never like him anymore and wish they would he had never returned, you cannot be gone 20 yrs and come back and think the veiwers will… Read more »

Bruce
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Bruce

I think they could have used him a lil longer. I think there could have been more story told to use him in.

Josephine
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Josephine

I agree with Richard. So now since he has left, would it be so hard for Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini to bring back haracters we miss, know and love like Bobbie Spencer,Morgan Corinthos and Jasper Jacks?

Rodd
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Rodd

I think the character was written into a corner. The actor was perfectly fine, but the character’s throughline was that he wanted everything Sonny has. To that end, he used his own son and was going to murder a young woman. How despicable! This is one character I won’t care about seeing meet his Maker. Another benefit I see is that Tracy will be spared getting involved with another mobster.

SZima
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SZima

Thanks Rodd…I agree completely. I’m always glad to see despicable characters go. There are enough on the show as it is.
I’m ready for Duke/Ian to go too since it appears that he is not the “long lost love” that he’s trying to convince Anna he is.

Babs
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Babs

I think they needed to play this thing out with Kate/Connie. It could have been a really good story.

Jason
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Jason

OK so now since Steve decides to leave, it gives them the excuse to write off characters that had nothing to do with the person leaving, Not understanding that. Its like RC saying he wrote Elizabeth that way because of Steve Burton decided to go. So what are they punishing actors for SBu leaving. Or is it that they truly can’t write for General Hospital’s characters and pimping one and forcing others characters to do the same. Writing most of the characters not to their characters traits is kind of not writing its lazy hack work. Carly has been written… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

What have said/writes is total malarkey ..

Josephine
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Josephine

Jason i completely agree, Ron has taken the character Carly and turned her into a naive fool. First with Johnny and now wirh Todd. I honestly cannot watch anymore. Now he has her defending Todd to Sam. He ha everyone fooled by Todd.Then she’s going to defend him again. This is the same HeadWriter who said he knows the General Hospital Characters very well. Ok now since he claims to know Carly the character, why make her a fool to know end? It’s very shameful for me to watch Laura Wright play this role anymore. I know it’s a job… Read more »

Remedy
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Remedy

I agree with many points you made like the DID story is a mess Connie is the original personality and Kate is the alter. Sonny and Kate are boring. I wish Sonny would have joined Jason in leaving GH. Both of these characters are burnt out with the s/ls. However I am enjoying Carly being made into a chump. The character has been disgusting from the moment she came to town and I hope the rumours are true that AJ is on his way back and going to give Sonny and Carly Hell! I’ve been waiting A LONG time for… Read more »

Brinard
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Brinard

Josephine, you hit the nails on the head with this! i usually sing RC/FV’s praises but they need to balance the freaking stories and show characters that haven’t had quality airtime since Feb/March 2012.

susan
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susan

i hate the way RC and FC killed jason off, he was the hero of the show
and should have been written off doing some heroic deed to save some pc character, even my husband who watche with me from time to time said it was
a shame the way they ended his storyline. it could have been written totally different
and I hope GH does not suffer due to their stupidity

Sanquiez
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Sanquiez

I been watching GH since 1980. Do not approve of thier choices they made.Jason were really the only reason I watch GH …. .Jason & Sam were like Laura & Luke.I also like Sonny & Carli. Luke is my Baby 2.No more GH 4 me.They should’ve left OLTL on.Love Todd & John being on GH.Who ever writing these scripts they need 2 get my mann Jason Back or I’m done GH….smh

Ces
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Ces

SO Happy to hear this news!!! I find his character annoying and his acting grating. I wish Trey *& Christina (with her downward frown plastered on her face) would leave with him and I hate that they are affiliated with Duke! That whole story is a snoozefest. Good riddance.

susan
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susan

i hate duke lavery period after todays show friday with jason being killed by him or joe jr. they should have shown his character more respect than have him shot in the back by those 2 losers. shame on you GH and ABC for letting the storyline even be put on air. I hope GH does not suffer and lose more viewers because jason should have been sent off in a blaze of glory for all the joy he has given us for appx 22 yrs . shame , shame shame!!! but i love maurice benard andwill continue to watch… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

that scene was like straight out of a ganster movie. I was SO sad and I’m not even a big Jason fan .. although I have loved the last several weeks with him supporting Sam. Shot in the back, really GH??? Boo!! I know they had to do something fast since Steve was leaving but surely they could have come up with something else. I can’t remember if Duke was this bad when he came on GH. I’ll have to brush up on my history. I remember the character but don’t recall him being so vile.

NIKI
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NIKI

I HEAR THAT THEY ARE BRING JOE BACK. TURN YOUR TV OFF IF YOU DO NOT LIKE HIM.I AM SURE THE STATION WILL HAVE ENOUGH VIEWERS WATCHING THAT IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOU THINK. YOU HAVE SOME NERVE MAKING FUN OF KRISTINA’S FACE.WHAT ARE YOU SOME BEAUTY QUEEN? I DON’T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gloria
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gloria

What a disappointment. I thought he was sexy as hell with Tracy & she needs a man!! So much potential here, with Trey, Tracy, Connie/Kate, Sonny, on & on. I am surprised & not happy about it. Really grew to like this character & didn’t he play on Loving way back??? I thought he looked somewhat familiar then when I heard his real name . . .

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Yes he did Gloria! He was Jeff Hartman on Loving (88-89) and Martin Fitzgerald on Passions! He also had many other roles people may remember: Monk, CSI, Heroes, Crossing Jordan, Crazy Beautiful, Silk Stalkings, Melrose Place…

MEARY ROSE
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MEARY ROSE

yes he was i think that was it !

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Glad to see him go. Not a fan of thestoryline also . Ready for Todd to show up somewhere now.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

I meant Victor! Or maybe Jessica or Vicki to help out Kate. Ready for One Life in Port Charles!

ROBIN
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ROBIN

IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE STORYLINE. DO NOT WATCH THE SHOW.

tsuds
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tsuds

Wow.. Robin.. you are cranky and opinionated about my opinions… Maybe a fast forward thru his storyline. … Hop you have a blessed day!

ROBIN
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ROBIN

IF YOU POST A COMMENT PEOPLE CAN REPLY.IF THAT IS A PROBLEM I SUGGEST YOU DO NOT WRITE A COMMENT IF YOU TAKE IT SO PERSONAL IF PEOPLE DO NOT AGREE WITH YOU.CALM DOWN TSUDS!!!!!!

JAMIE
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JAMIE

JOE IS A GREAT ACTOR AND VERY TALENTED. IF YOU DON’T LIKE HIM CHANGE THE CHANNEL.I HOPE THEY WRITE OFF TODD I CAN’T STAND HIM.

WANDA
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WANDA

I HOPE THEY BRING BACK JOE. I REALLY ENJOY WATCHING HIM.CHANGE THE CHANNEL IF YOU DO NOT LIKE HIM. JOE RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shirley Miller
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Shirley Miller

I really like Richard Steinmetz as Joe Scully and am very disappointed to see him leave GH. I know he was supposed to be a “mobster” but until he tried to kill Kristina he had a real softness about him in his scenes with Tracy. Poor Tracy – seems like the writers never let her keep her man. They took Luke away – now they take Scully away. Come on, writers, change that storyline back to keep Richard Steinmetz and let’s see some more sparks fly between Tracy and him!!!!! They make a fine looking couple and had a hell… Read more »

a.j.
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a.j.

I was hoping the story line would continue for a while with him and Sonny at each others throats.I could see him with Connie/Kate and Sonny steaming.To bad Jason is being killed off.To bad it isn’t Joe Jr.presumed dead and not Jason.I would have loved to see Jason and Sam worrying over their son along with Monica.I hear rumors that Allan is coming back I hope it is true.I loved him and Monica together always fighting.I like General Hospital as it is today and the past.

MikeT
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MikeT

Sad to see him leave but I hope the door is left open for a return in the future.I always hate to see great characters move on but it has to be that way for new characters to be added.I’m sure these awesome writers have something big in store for us–can anyone say the ” return of Laura(Genie Francis)”

MEARY ROSE
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MEARY ROSE

yes please may this be the reason!!!

SharonB
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SharonB

I did not like the storyline all that well but as an actor he is very good at being the bad guy “villian”. There were so many different directions they could have went with this character. He is a great actor maybe they can make him an evil twin and have the good one show up for redemption. He worked well tith Jane Elliott. I want to wish him good luck in whatever he chooses to do in real life.

Stella
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Stella

I liked Joe Jr and Tracy together…they can oust that Duke Lavery guy, never liked him. If they keep him and now bring on that no talent Sean to replace Jason, GH willl be off my radar…and after watching over 40 years…

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

THANK GOODNESS!!!! This is the best news to come out of this series in the longest time!

KATE
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KATE

I DON’T SEE GH BEING KICKED OFF BUT I SEE ATWT WAS AXED.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

WTF is your problem!? Are you on something or just out to be as rude as possible? No class?

KATE
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KATE

ARE YOU A PANSY FIGHTING WITH A WOMEN. TRY WATCHING SPORTS LIKE REAL MEN.I AM REALLY IMPRESSED YOU WATCH SOAP OPERAS. DO YOU WORK THAT YOU HAVE TIME TO WRITE STUPID COMMENTS? GO PUT YOUR MAXI PAD ON.GO TALK TO YOUR MAMA LIKE THAT.I BET YOU WOULD NOT SPEAK TO A MAN LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOUR TEETH WOULD BE MISSING.YOU ARE REAL TOUGH WITH YOUR MOUTH BEHIND YOUR COMPUTER.GO HAVE YOUR HEAD CHECKED BECAUSE YOU ARE LOSING LOTS OF SCREWS.

meg
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meg

I am sad ,hes a excellent actor. They could have done so much,

MEARY ROSE
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MEARY ROSE

agreed!! so much could have ben done with connie/kate and trey and he was an enemy of sonny’s so i liked that a lot,now what will sonny do? wAtch paint dry or see what connie /kate does? sOunds like soNny has no story line comung up with steve leaving too! WTF?/

Shaton
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Shaton

It is sad he leaving the show wanted to him and Tracy get together. Look like they had something going there

su0000
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su0000

I liked the way Tracy got her groove back when she was with Joseph..
Tracy came alive again, if even for a shot time..
I will miss Joe and more-so him with Tracy..
All the soaps are letting some actors go, so not surprised, it has always been that way- here today gone tomorrow….

MEARY ROSE
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MEARY ROSE

yes sparks fly when they are together !

Pam
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Pam

Yay! Glad he’s leaving. Trying to kill off Kristina was the character’s undoing. You knew that Sonny would exact his revenge any day now. Maybe that’s how he’ll go out. I am
so disappointed that Steve is leaving, although I wish him well with his future endeavors. It will be one sad episode to see him killed off just after he and Sam are finally at peace.

PAT
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PAT

TAKE A CHILL PILL IT IS ONLY ACTING.

Pam
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Pam

Like everyone else here, I was merely voicing my opinion about a fictional show that many of us watch and enjoy. We don’t always like the path the storylines take, and we have a right to comment. Attacking a person for having an opinion is childish.

PAT
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PAT

WOW WHAT A MOODY PERSON.I WAS REPLYING TO YOUR COMMENT IF YOU DON’T LIKE THAT THEN DO NOT WRITE A POST.IF I DO NOT AGREE THAT IS MY BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pam
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Pam

Wow. I thought this was a forum where people could post messages about General Hospital. That’s what I did. I didn’t think this was a forum that invited and tolerated verbal attacks on people who are sharing opinions. Other people on this site have posted messages far more “inflammatory” than my initial comment, and I haven’t seen their comments met with vitriolic responses — in CAPS — no less. It’s obvious that certain participants are here for no other reason than to criticize the author, rather than the subject matter.

GINA
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GINA

YOU MUST NOT WATCH GH THAT OFTEN BECAUSE YOU WOULD KNOW THAT SONNY DID NOT KILL JOE.DUKE LAVERY SHOT HIM I GUESS YOU SHOULD GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU WRITE A COMMENT AND LOOK FOOLISH.YOU ARE NO FAN IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE SHOW.PAY ATTENTION NEXT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pam
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Pam

Umm…..for your information, I first posted my message when it was first announced here that the actor playing Joe Scully, Jr., was leaving the show. At that time, no one knew it would be Duke Lavery who would shoot him. I said “maybe Sonny” would be the one to take him out. Look at the date this article about Steinmetz was first published.

GINA
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GINA

IF YOU DO NOT LIKE PEOPLE REPLYING THEN DO NOT WRITE A POST.I SEE ALL YOU DO IS ARGUE WITH PEOPLE DO YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOUR TIME? GO WATCH GH IF YOU ARE BORED AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.

Pam
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Pam

Gina, Pat, or whatever name you’re going by today, you might want to consider reviewing rules of etiquette for posting on any type of forum. Writing in all caps is the equivalent of “yelling” at someone. I haven’t argued. I’ve merely clarified the content of my original message. I’m not bored at all, and I will watch GH when I am ready to and not because you told to me to. People are entitled to their opinions — it’s the reason why we have these forums — to share opinions about a show we all enjoy. Please don’t attack people… Read more »

Joey
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Joey

Wow: You really have nothing to do then argue. You really are taking this whole posting serious. Chill out lady life is to short to be so mean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Margaret Johansen
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Margaret Johansen

I’m sorry to hear this!! Even though he was bad, I found him very appealing & loved the way he talked!! I think they could have done a lot with his character!!

HELEN
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HELEN

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU MARGARET.YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE MONEY WITH YOUR COMMENTS.HE IS GOOD LOOKING AND I LOVE HIS VOICE. I HOPE HE APPEARS ON ANOTHER SHOW REALLY SOON.

BethAnn
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BethAnn

Ah, I enjoyed Richard and his Chicago accent,hazel eyes, and intense acting. Sorry to see him leave the show, but as someone pointed out, they wrote him into a corner. I’m still not sure how he wound up being a reality show producer, antiques dealer, former mobster, and henchman for both Jerry Jacks & Duke Lavery. A bit much for one character. Tracy and Joe had good chemistry, though I find it interesting Richard didn’t mention Jane as someone who was sad he was leaving. I sometimes got the vibe in their scenes that they didn’t necessarily have a comfort… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Glad to see Joe Jr leaving. Richard did a great job and he is talented. Agree with some that would like to see Trey and Christina go with him. I would actually add Connie to the car that would take them all out of Port Chuck. I know Kelly is probably a great person but… I am so tired of the Connie storyline… and I loved the Vicki DID storylines.

dg
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dg

I agree I hate the Kate/Connie mess. And I think Kelly sullivan and Lindsey Morgan are lousy actors. I loved the viki DID story because it was acte by the uber talented Erica Slezak. And the story was well written. This junk is carlavati’s weak attempt to carry that legacy to Gh and its an epic fail!

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LIN
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LIN

YOU WISH YOU WERE AN ACTRESS AND MADE THE MONEY THEY MAKE. DO NOT WATCH THE SHOW IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH THE STORYLINES.

Patsy T
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Patsy T

So sorry to see RS go. He was a great addition to the show, especially for Tracy. Loved his character. Wish they could have come up with a different exit for SB if it meant this character had to leave.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I thought his character from the start was going to be tough to keep around. They wrote him with almost no way to redeem the bad choices he makes. The actor did wonderfully with the material given to him and his chemistry with Tracy was a pleasant surprise. I think they could have done more story wise, but hopefully they left the door open for a return if it makes sense down the line.
Best wishes Richard!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I hate to see this sexy man leave the show. I liked the actor a lot. But I can appreciate the minimizing of crime/mob storylines. GH needs to return to families, legacy characters, its histories, and well… the hospital. I would like to see more humanity in the mix of plots.

Mark
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Mark

Not happy with this at all! Joe Scully meant we go to see Tracy Q! Their romance was so sweet! Sux!

dg
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dg

Now that all the but kissing is over time for some realism. I’m so tired of Valentini and his cheap casting. Steinmetz was from 2 failed skaps passions and loving. I guess that explains his complete ineptness at acting. Secondly when will the Gh brass ever get tired of beating sonnys story to death. I’m tired of sonny past enemies and his lame children. The corinthos legacy needs to end on Gh. And finally seeing Steinmetz, Eric Valdez and Lindsey Morgan all on one show in scenes together is like watching a multiple car train wreck. They are all horrible… Read more »

KRIS
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KRIS

TURN YOUR TV SET OFF THEY WILL NOT MISS YOU NOT WATCHING. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER VIEWERS THAT LOVE THE SHOW.

Stephen Parker
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Stephen Parker

Certainly with richly dimensional, unique characters such as Tracy, Todd, Connie/Kate, Heather, etc. there could have been room for Joe Scully to continue his revenge antics. His burgeoning romance with Tracy was a sizzler, the potential for fireworks with Connie was a tempting thought, convoluted cross-currents with Todd (who is always and forever aligning himself with untrustworthy personalities that play well off his own pathologies), etc…….Additionally, I have to add that I disagree with “dg” re. the poor quality of the current GH storyline/actors. GH delivers the goods in terms of balancing action with emotion, is truly character driven for… Read more »

Lauren
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Lauren

Thank goodness! The actor could not act on Passions and his acting was the same on GH. Joe Jr was not sexy. He was a mumbling murderous kidnapping rapist.

KRIS
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KRIS

HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE HIM ON ANOTHER SHOW.HE IS ONE GOOD LOOKING MAN.YOU WISH YOU HAD HIS FAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lauren
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Lauren

I don’t find Lindsey that bad however they definitely don’t give Kristina much of a focus in these stories all all. The focus is more on Joe, Trey, Kate, Duke than on her.

Sarah
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Sarah

One less reason for me to watch. Oh well.

Glad Steve B is leaving, though. Can he take Kelly and Maurice and Laura with him?

BethAnn
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BethAnn

I’m wondering if Richard was written out due to poor fan reaction. I read the message boards once in a while and noticed his character was polarizing. People either loved him with Tracy or hated Joe Scully with a passion. I also think people are tired of rapist redemption on this soap and OLTL, where both Todd and Luke were made into “good” characters after raping main female characters on their soaps. There was also the potential that Connie/Kate was lying about being raped, but that also is not very politically correct if that turned out to be the case.… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

Like the actor, hate the character so for that I am not too sad to see him leave. Next should be Trey. Awful, awful, awful. He is supposed to be 25 and acts like he is 14 ….my daddy made me do it…..whaa whaa.

APRIL
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APRIL

DON’T WATCH THEY WILL NOT MISS YOU.IF YOUR DADDY SAID JUMP OFF THE ROOF WOULD YOU? MAYBE YOU WOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marisa
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Marisa

I am soooo going to miss Richard as Joe. Loved him with Tracy and he would have lit up the sky with Connie!!!!! When will the writers get Sonny is so overworked and played out. We need fresh exciting blood!!! Very disappointed Richard was written out! Sonny should have been sent to his Island for a couple of years!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

More than any thing… it was nice to have some one…. appealing… enough… for the women, ie: Tracy, Anna, Diane, Alexis… heck, even Kate…

I was gearing up, for the father/son reunion, with Kate. I was anxiously awaiting… Kate to come to her senes… the horrific way… Trey found out… who his mother was… ie: Connie….

GH… honestly…. romance… Adult drama…. PLEASE. thank you….

Carol Painter
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Carol Painter

Noooooo! Really?? I ‘m kind of shocked. I really enjoyed watching him, he was alot of fun. I suppose in the last few weeks , with him kidnapping christina, and now with Jason…either he was going to take over where sonny left off…or killed off…I was never a fan of the mob storyline with sonny, but Richard gave it some new life, and funny storylines w/Tracy , Jane Elliott…Sad to see him go…Like him alot.. look forward to his next show….!

lisa
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lisa

It’s too bad Richard was let go – he had unbelievable chemistry with Jane Elliot.
I was looking forward to the story unfolding surrounding Trey,but with Trey shooting his dad it has made it impossible to be public.
Lot’s of storyline potential wasted.

And this stuff with “evil” Duke needing Sonny’s money to run his empire?
As soon as they write in Edward’s death (RIP John Ingle) why don’t they have Duke go after the ELQ Princess and take her money.

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Yes, I am unhappy to see Steinmetz leave GH. While I found the character he played to be poorly conceived and lacking in depth, I enjoyed the actor’s scenes with Jane as Tracy Quartermaine. They sizzled together which was a welcome change from the usual young couplings and the plodding/uninteresting pairings that have been rammed down viewer throats for years now. I’d like to see Steinmetz back, maybe as a detective or a cop out to take down Duke and company. Tracy deserves some happiness and Joe Jr. provided that for her in a way Luke could not.

Marisa
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Marisa

I loved Richard Steinmetz!!! What a horrible decision to let Richard go!!! He worked wonders with the material. He is hot and sexy and has such intensity on the screen. FYI – Duke is no longer an “it” boy!!! Way too much botox and a really bad eye lift!! His face does not even move!!! Letting Joe Sr. go for Duke was a really bad decision by RV/RC!!! I thought you guys were the dream team. Somebody was sleeping on the job the day Richard was was writtten out of the show!!!! What a loss of a hunk with screen… Read more »

noella
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noella

wonderful actor and character. sorry to see him go. but surely they can find a storyline for him. he has great chemistry with kate, tracey and john. jason had nothing to do with him. maybe they’ll be cutting out the mob storyline once jason is gone. but that would feel weird.
trey and christina are both awful, I hope they don’t stick around too much longer.

Marisa
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Marisa

Hey Deam Team RV/RC !!!!

Put on you thinking caps and use the right side of your brains and FIND A WAY TO SAVE JOE SCULLY (RICHARD STEINMETZ)!!!!!!!! DON’T LOOSE THIS GUY!!! HE IS GREAT ON THE SCREEN!!!! HE HAS CHEMISTRY WITH EVERYONE!!!!

Jeannette
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Jeannette

GH Should have kept him. I like the Chemistry between Tracy and Joe.

jam79
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jam79

It is a shame because he was a ‘bad guy’ – but he had a lot of story left to tell – and how Jason leaving has anything thing to do with Scully, his son and kate/connie – I don’t get it. But I am glad he go to share some final scenes with Tracy and trey. We were just starting to like Scully!!!

lisa
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lisa

I’m totally disappointed that Richard Steinmetz got let go. I was hoping to see something develop with Joe Jr and Tracy Quartermaine. This stinks.

DORIS
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DORIS

it would of been a good story line if joe jr would of been around and connie hooking up with him and joe jr going along with it to get back at sonny

Lotus
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Lotus

Tracy had awesome chemistry with Joe Jr. and it was exciting and fun to see her finally have some believable romance in a story line that ended all too soon. I would like to see him return, that maybe Tracy is hiding him. It would be wonderful to see their romance continue. Both are great actors. Very sad to see him killed off and without even a proper goodbye from Tracy. Please reconsider!!!

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

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

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

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

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

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

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

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

Photos: ABC, CBS, NBC, JPI

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

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

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

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

Photo: JPI

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

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

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

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

Photo: JPI

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

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

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

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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