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Say What? Dr. Liesl Obrecht Named Chief Of Staff At General Hospital!

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Courtesy/ABC

How on earth will the GH writing team explain how the treacherous Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), a renowed criminal, who in fact kept Dr.  Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough) captive for two years and tortured the poor woman has been named the Chief of Staff at General Hospital?

On yesterday’s episode, as Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Robin, Silas (Michael Easton), Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) and Monica (Leslie Charleson) all were present to hear the hospital board’s decision, one by one each was told they were not given the post.

Since everyone was told they did not get the job, Britt was the last one who hadn’t been told she did not get it, either.  So, as she started to get excited that the board chose her in walked her mother, Liesl Obrecht, who announced to the doctors and her daughter, that she was the new Chief of Staff!

OK, so what is going on here?  Is this Liesl a doppelganger?  Did Liesl threaten the hospital with some kind of lawsuit or give them a big wad of cash to get the job?  Or, will we find out in upcoming episodes that she really isn’t the Chief of Staff? Or, if she is the Chief of Staff it would certainly up open lots of drama for the resident doctors!

So the question we posed to you is, what did you think when Liesl announced she was the new Chief of Staff? What do you want to happen next? Comment below!

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desskyent
desskyent

I’ve watched for 25 plus years, this will be the end for me, Kimberly is smart for leaving

Tali
Tali

Agree – How Stupid!

rachie
rachie

beyond ridiculous make the soap a little more convincing please. Between heather and lisa my family is about to stop watching. people complained about mob wars how about these unrealistic plots. the kids are more fun to watch than that ignorance.

Harry
Harry

I think she was willing to stay but she was not asked. We watched Robin grow from an adorable little girl into an independent, intelligent young lady. We watched her grieve her parents’ death, grief her fist love’s death, deal with her HIV status and fight to get back her family. Now Ron and Frank are ready to tear her down in order to prop up their own Disney monster– The Super Sparkle Pony from Hell. I quit watching GH after watching Robin’s very disappointing return with nary a look back. It’s not only not entertaining to me, it’s painful to watch and after awhile of banging my head against the wall, at some point I just have to just stop.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I know how you feel. I’m not ready to give it up, but I don’t know how many more legacy characters must be sacrificed at the alter of “Cartini”

Elle
Elle

Since just finding out that Robin’s return was only for a limited time, I am not surprise Ron and Frank did not give her a good return storyline. I’ve concluded her sole purpose back was to prop other storylines and bring back viewers like myself. No wonder KMc did not disclose her contract terms when she was interviewed by various media outlets upon her return.

Your sparkle pony comment gave me a good chuckle. The character of Sabrina is one dimensional and dead weight. Scenes with her are not engaging because she has no chemistry with anyone on the show.

rebecca1
rebecca1

errrrr…wrong Harry. Where have you been for the last few years. Kimberly has said on her own personal Twitter account, as well as in interviews (including one here too I believe) that she wanted to leave to pursue directing. The powers that be chose NOT to kill her off and leave the door open for her to return…she’s decided to leave again…in two more weeks…but according to her she’ll be back. It’s going to be on and off with her it seems. Nothing to do with Ron/Frank or boistering any other actors/story lines.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I am still watching GH..I find GH entertaining and it keeps my attention every day…I will always support this soap..Can’t wait to see it tomorrow..

Harry
Harry

Rebecca: Kimberly was open to negotiate but Frank, as he did with Tristan Rogers, failed to negotiate. You have to learn to read between the lines.
We know we lost Scorpio because Frank dropped the ball and he did so again here. And now they’re going to write an F U Robin storyline to prop up that insipid Disney princess while making Robin suddenly look bad.

Anne
Anne

“Disney monster– The Super Sparkle Pony from Hell” … I can’t stop laughing!! Thanks Harry!! Every time she is on the screen, I want to fast forward to a better scene …

Nan
Nan

So well stated. I was excited as the vets came back! But every time from JW to KM these talented actors were made into carnival side shows. I think Dr.O character was well played by the actress but I’m sorry the way to keep this character on if tptb wanted to was not such a far fetched plot. There have just been too many of these scenarios yes it’s a soap but I miss the romance and the integral relationships being played out.

Kathy
Kathy

I’m a little late to the party Harry. Who is the sparkle Disney princess?

Aurora
Aurora

I know how you feel. 🙁

moshane58
moshane58

Kimberly is going next door to shadow the directors of Grey’s then producing movie in May. Its her choice. She wants to pursue a career in directing. Not Ron and Frank’s fought. They are the one who don’t want to kill her off hoping for her to return. I’m loving the shock and awe of GH. Never a dull moment.

B2S
B2S

Agreed. The GH target audience clearly is viewers with single-digit IQs. Can’t remember when a show has ever so badly insulted my intelligence and sunk so low so quickly. Goodbye to the stinking, putrid corpse of GH.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t think there are any lines to read between Harry. If you read Kimberly’s interview with Michael, or any of her tweets…she is the one that wanted out from the beginning….and agreed to come back as it fits her schedule.

rebecca1
rebecca1

And B2S…if you don’t like the writing of GH…don’t watch. But don’t insult the intelligence of ANYONE you don’t know. It’s kinda STUPID on your part. Just sayin’.

Cindy
Cindy

Totally insane but should be lots of fun.

su0000
su0000

I am going to laugh, scratch my head, grin, snicker, smile and enjoy this !!!!

Patrick
Patrick

definately, “insane”

be that as it may…. with the current regime… and the realm of serial, in this day and age….
i’ll take this… and channel my imagination… with Ms. Gatti

i’m with you… going to laugh, LOL… scratch ??? , grin, smile, and RIDE!

Rodd
Rodd

OMG! Can’t wait to see this play out.

Barbara Weaver
Barbara Weaver

With all the commotion with the chief of staff. I don’t think it was Dr Obrecht. She wants to get even with some of the nominees up for chief f staff.

Sharonda
Sharonda

All I can say is smart move. This should be hilarious! lol.

ricardo
ricardo

I agree smart move. I love dr.o. Let the games begin lol. I want dr. o, to sing again. she has a sexy voice. lol.

B2S
B2S

Smart? No smart person would ever buy this – much less enjoy being treated like a moron as the writers have done to every viewer. I expect even my soaps to make an attempt not to offend and insult me. GH has obviously shifted its target audience and left out me and every other viewer with at least the IQ of a sea sponge. Enjoy!

Leslee
Leslee

I am so looking forward to the fun times ahead! One thing about GH…it’s not boring!!

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I agree!

Mel
Mel

Monica gets axed because her son committed crimes, but yet Liesl gets the job when she herself has committed crimes. So either she has been found not guilty which is impossible since Robin is clearly proof, insane which certainly doesn’t make her a good chief of staff or the writers have just gone nuts. I’m waiting to see their explanation, but so far, I’m not liking it.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Totally agree. How can they possibly explain this? Has potential, but Monica should be CoS. Love the Q’s!

boes
boes

I’m losing internet and tv for a week, and with this news it feels like a blessing.

I wish Ron C. would realize that there is more to GH -and soaps in general – than camp. Things like actual human feelings…..and characters with heart.

Bye, GH!

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I will continue enjoying GH…

Harry
Harry

I know and he writes as if this was an adaptation of a comic book. This isn’t even a movie adaptation of Batman, it’s more like the TV adaptation–ridiculous and campy. I fully expect Sonny and Julian to start dancing the Bat dance together.

JUDY VLCEK
JUDY VLCEK

really crazy. Just out of nowhere. Thats the soaps .

John
John

I think they totally jump the shark if this is the case and I am a loyal fan for 35 years !

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

An identical twin…good way to keep her around?(i did once suggest a twin) I’d be happy with two of them! Meanwhile, i thought Carly would be buried alive in the grave that Franco buried Heather in that originally was meant for Carlos, and thats what Shirley Jones tells Dante about but he probably doesnt believe her? Or will it be Luke? Maybe im totally wrong?

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

Would love to see her and Epiphany go at each other…lol

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

WHAMO BAMO! SHE’S NOT A TWIN!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I liked your idea, better.. that she and Anna, are some how… related… sisters

I’d love to see Britta… as Anna niece… and a cousin to robin

AMAZING

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

Yeah, i did like that idea better…hey, it still could happen!!!

Shay
Shay

What difference does it really make who or what she is???? That divine diva of darkness, our fantastically ferocious frau, Miss Kathleen Gati is baaaaaack and looks to be as deliciously devious as ever! Me thinks she must be linked with Victor Cassadine, which makes it all the better!!! Best line of yesterday was when she surreptitiously slithered up on “Febrina” and make a thinly veiled threat about making people “disappear!” Yes, yes, yes!!!!! If anyone can (permanently) downsize that overcrowded nurses station, it is the “Queen Bee of Evil” herself!!!! Please dear mutter, do it, just do it NOW!!!!!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Not liking this turn of events. I am all for the fun and insanity of daytime drama but I like some realism, too,. Enjoyed the festive 50th but hoped for some more human and reality-based stories as the glitter settled. This actress and character have been interesting but really, now she is chief of staff?

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Ditto.

Fabia
Fabia

Can’t you see the absurdity of all of this? The farce?…I love it!

Rob
Rob

Seriously stupid.

Tim
Tim

When you have an actor who is as talented as this, you find a way to make it work and be believable. Same with Robin Mattison, Heather needs to be on the show so you ask fans to go with the flow. I would much rather have these two women on than watching stiffs like Molly, Rafe, TJ, Kiki, and BOREgan!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

When you have an actor as talented as these you drive them into the ground with such absurd twists that people are perplexed and insulted for being treated like brainless morons? There you go, every actor’s dream I’m sure.

Tami
Tami

Funny you should say that, Elizabeth. My husband does not understand why I love soaps so much. I tell him I don’t get what the fuss with football is all about. He laughs, but once in a while he sits with me and watches my soaps with me. He finds it humorous and unrealistic how the men are sometimes portrayed as really stupid….that they can’t see the forest for the trees. These are some great actors, but TPTB hardly ever gives them the opportunity to show their true talent; to show their true colours and shine. Pathetic, isn’t it ?

rebecca1
rebecca1

didn’t see yesterday’s episode yet…could it be she has a twin? is she the REAL Obrecht..and the evil one her sister who stole her identity?

rebecca1
rebecca1

okay…let me try that second part in English… LOL…maybe the Obrecht we know…is actually the evil twin….

My Sherona
My Sherona

I’m with you.

rebecca1
rebecca1

haha My Sherona…you’ve been with me all day today! And while I’m glad to have the company…the posts are a few weeks back! We now know that she’s not an evil twin…but instead got a pass from the WSB when she traded info on Helena and Stavros to what’s-his-face Cassadine.

My Sherona
My Sherona

I stand corrected. I have missed a few episodes….my daughter had a healthy baby girl.

rebecca1
rebecca1

no worries! Congratulations!!!!

Harry
Harry

Ron lives in a comic book world which is not applicable to the soap opera genre. I like Dr, O in small does, but too much of her is not a good thing. She reminds me of a character Mel Brooks dreamed up and I fully expect to hear horses neighing hysterically when her name is mentioned. What’s next? Heather will be elected the mayor of Port Charles? Oh, and let Franco take Anna’s place as police commissioner. Oh, and Ron can bring Faison back from the dead and have him elected as the state governor and then he can order the Port Charles bridge to be closed down. Wait, something tells me that has been done.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

exactly.

Omar
Omar

It will hard to explain it, but probably it will turn out that she is her long lost twin sister, who is just as deliciously insane, LOL.

Aurora
Aurora

I was feeling bad about taking GH off my DVR schedule and also after being a fan for 50 years but now I am happy not to be watching as this debacle continues. I guess ABC/Disney really wants to be out of the soap business altogether. They have done everything possible to ruin GH, errode the fan base and make a mockery of GH. GH will soon join the pile along with All My Children, One Life to Live and Soapnet.

David
David

How is ABC Disney doing that when GH has been seeing its biggest ratings in over 7 years. THey are behind the show and some people will just never be happy. Love this move keeps the talented actress that plays Dr Obrecht around. Cant wait to see how this plays out

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Wrong. I was happy when Garin Wolf was at the helm. I was happy for at least half of Guza’s tenure. I have given GH the benefit of the doubt all year. Finally lost it at the Heather/Cranco crap. And am grateful that I’m not wasting my early afternoon hour on the show now that I have read about the Chief of staff dreck. I’ll keep a distant tab on the show to see what transpires with Victor Cassadine but if it starts off in this stupid direction I won’t look back.

Luke
Luke

What???????? still trying to figure that one out – has to be either a twin or Obrecht was an under cover agent – either way it’s nuts – but they sure got me tuning in again today to find out.

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

Although I would’ve liked it to be Monica or Robin, Obrecht as COS should be tons of fun! I love this actress.

David
David

A total Tootsie Moment. Classic soap fun. in the words of Bill Murry “thats one nutty hospital”

Shirley A Miller
Shirley A Miller

I thought “WTH” is happening now? The evil Dr. O can’t be the new Chief of Staff. What does she have on someone on the Board??? Or is it a mean joke RC is playing on us GH fans. How could Anna, Commissioner, let this happen? Has Anna or someone at FBI Headquarters struck a deal with Dr. O, and if so, what are the terms of such deal. This is really a freakin’ GH nightmare……from which I hope to awaken soon!!!!!!!

dmr
dmr

I was wondering what happened to Obrecht. I absolutely love the actress and the character! I am looking forward to more air-time for Obrecht!

bj anafan
bj anafan

This show has really jumped the shark with that one.

Aria
Aria

Love GH, but with that said its a double edge sword, if there’s one thing I hate is when the show turns cartoonish with plots like this one or the other like half the cast has come back from the dead ect , sooner or later these type of plots wear out and we can’t stay in the honeymoon phase forever with RC & FV. If they ever expect to win an Emmy for GH UNDER their regime they gotta drop the cheap cartoonish plots…

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I don’t see anything cartoonish plots…Any thing is possible with the soaps..

carol
carol

I love the actress so I’m looking forward to this. Should be very entertaining even though it makes no sense whatsoever.

pj
pj

Now I know the writers have lost their grip and mind.. I did NOT like Patrick chose Robin, and that Sabrina lied about her pregnancy…now this? I will not be watching GH. This is how soaps go off the air………..poor writing!

BTripp
BTripp

I think it’s great and it will create drama for everyone involved. The writers will explain it to us in the next couple episodes.

ilona
ilona

Sadly, GH is jumping the shark again – lst w/ RH coming back as Franco, making him, and now Carly, fastforward material… And now this, making the hospital fastforward material. What a shame… I am please Lucas is back and do like the Jeromes, tho.

David
David

You are in the miniority as the episodes with Franco and Carly lately have been some of the highest rated ones. So the numbers speak for themselves

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

What are you talking about? The day of the polar vortex? Don’t you find it peculiar that NO data for the remainder of that week has been made public? When it usually is for every day of every week? I bet the numbers dropped hugely when the weather normalized and the show became all about Cranco and Heather.

Michele
Michele

Totally terrible story line. I’m done. Same with Heather. Boring.

Avatar610
Avatar610

Dr. Steve Hardy is turning over in his grave (as is John Beradino)!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I finally have concluded that FV and RC were hired to destroy any and every longtime GH fan’s love for the show so that when the end was announced no one would care anymore. That is the only explanation for this abomination. When nothing matters but the shtick then it isn’t worth the time of day. Glad I found Downton Abbey for my soap fix. Maybe I’ll follow Tristan Rogers to Y&R.

And yeah, I know, the only thing that TPTB have to say is goodbye and good riddance.

Harry
Harry

Elizabeth, I could not have said it better myself. DA is my new soap opera fix as well.

Sharleen
Sharleen

I left Y&R to come to GH. Believe me as a viewer from almost the start of Y&R it has gotten really bad. They have lost some of their best actors and the writing is horrible. When you find yourself FF because the stories don’t hold your interest it was time to leave. Maybe all the soaps have suffered the same fate. Right now the only one I can say I really enjoy is DOOL. I have only watched GH about a year, but for me I like it better then Y&R. jmho

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Agree with your comment on DOOL.

Grace
Grace

I am loyal to the show, will always go on the ride with my GH family. Crazy, drawn out, nutty, funny, heart wrenching, punch you in the gut, smack you over the head story lines…for it all, I will be there.

Watching todays (Tues) now and curious what info she shared w the WSB that they dropped her charges. This story line should bring the HOSPITAL back front and center to the show!

Been watching 38 years, will be here another 38!

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

Me too!

MKramer
MKramer

Me too!

I Say
I Say

Ditto

Patrick
Patrick

LOL

“OMG”

is all I can muster up…. right now

this is – what the fans – have wanted… more air time… and stunning reel from Kathleen Gatti

LOL

WOW!

Shay
Shay

Precisely, Patrick!!!!! Our beloved high priestess of horror and hilarity, “Dr. O,.” is back for more hysterically heinous hijinks…and not a moment too soon. Now if she could just rid the GH premises of that annoying Sobby and Felix infestation…..

My Sherona
My Sherona

Why can you not ever call the character Sabrina by her name? What is wrong with you? You need to be psychoanalyzed…she is a human being, for Pete sakes.

Shay
Shay

Actually, no…she is a FICTIONAL character, and a deplorably defined and acted one at that! In other words, she doesn’t really exist! Hence, I am not the one in the need of psychoanalysis…I totally recognize the difference between fantasy and reality, no matter how I choose to label “her!!!!!”

Mary SF
Mary SF

There has to be some more to the story because it makes no sense. They fired Monica because of her association with AJ who was up on murder charges, but they would hired an international criminal who had her medical license revoked years ago for performing unethical experiments? Don’t get me wrong, I love Dr. O and would love to see her stay on the show in some capacity, but I can’t wait to watch later today and see how they explain this one.

Tami
Tami

Maybe they are trying to redeem her? It looks like she has acquired many fans and TPTB realize that she is an asset to the soap. One never knows…..I do hope Dr. O will stay. We may hope for a positive transformation on her part, but then she would not be the same crazed Dr. O I so enjoy watching.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Love Dr. O. Love Kathleen Gati. This makes no sense. I hope it will as time goes one…

Harry
Harry

I love her as well, but Dr O is like red pepper flakes, a little bit goes a long way, too much and you become burned out

Mark
Mark

Makes no sense my patience is wearing thin

su0000
su0000

We have no idea what and how RC and team will do this, I can’t wait to see it develop!!

Nobody should ever take make-believe soap writing as serious, soaps should also be fun, at times ! ..

Dr. O. is a loved and prized character!!
However she can be kept, I’m for it !!

MKramer
MKramer

Dr. obrecht is a breath of fresh air to this legend of a soap

su0000
su0000

ahaha haa!1 love it !!

to have Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) on my screen will be awesome!!!!

RC and writing team once again have given us a huge surprise!!

I am so ready to shee how RC and team have worked this !!!

Never a dull moment on GH and …. a lot of fun ..!!!

GH has has great variety !!
from the deepest drama, to a WTF !!! ..! love it !!

Harry
Harry

You’d have to be insane to love this, er, wait…um…sorry.

Tami
Tami

Apparently, there are a bunch of us I that state of insanity….go Dr. O

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

DITTO!

Margie
Margie

Hated the Dr. O scenes. Mad at the miss use of Robin and Robert. I thought the kids today were annoying. I guess I’m close to giving up my 30-year 2:00 habit.

Christy
Christy

oh, don’t give up GH so “soon”! 😀 te he he

I’ve been watching all time they’ve been on and there will be times when you’re not loving it, but you’ll be glad you stuck with it.

You don’t want to miss Donna Mills and Shirley Jones… and everything else they have in store for us down the road!

Margie
Margie

I watched AMC for years, but then after months of ridiculous stories I just quit. How I feel about GH is like that. Waste of time, not interesting, stupid, feeling like the writers are flipping off the characters and actors I love. I might follow Tristan to Y&R.

Harry
Harry

Margie, the kids reminded me of when Hanna/Barbera thought it was a good idea to give Pebbles and Bam Bam their own show. I never understood a word those two said to each other. How many times can Bam Bam say, Bam! Bam”?

My Sherona
My Sherona

You never fail to draw a chuckle from me…encore, s’il -vous-plait.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I am not about to stop watching GH at all. I like my stories and not about to stop watching!

Shay
Shay

Wasting Scorpio’s waning days on the GH canvas as a babysitter pondering his pint-sized granddaughter’s “love life” was beyond ludicrous! Despite a few good soapy developments, between the ridiculous “playdate” scenes and Sappy the Unwed Babymama squeaking out her lines with the omnipresent appendage otherwise known as Nurse DuBois, today was simply another installment of “Absurdity in the Afternoon.”.

Christy
Christy

Did I miss something? the last I saw of her was her sitting in a jail cell singing o christmas tree (which was odd ) so how can they hire a known kidnapper (of own of their own no less) and someone who worked with faiso and Jerry Jacks, who caused all the deaths in town??? she must be blackmailing the board!

but how did she get out of jail time?

I Say
I Say

I believe it was through the machinations of one Victor Cassadine. He wants something from her…something not so noble. Keep watching Christy, you will see this storyline unfold clearly. I do not want to give it away, but, by the same token , I don’t know if I like the direction it is taking. I am, however, glad Dr. O is in the picture. She’s a great actress.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Love the actress, love the character…in small doses. Watchful waiting on this turn of events before I chime in.

My biggest concern is that I wanted Monica Q firmly in the CoS position. Sorry, but I can’t stand that the Q’s are on the backburner again. Don’t mind new characters. Many have been great additions (including Dr. O). But there needs to be a better balance in the writing of vets v. newbies. JMO.

Overall, GH is pretty enjoyable to me for the most part.

My Sherona
My Sherona

I agree

Ronni
Ronni

R u kidding me! Someone is smoking crack to come up with this major Bs. This woman is a known criminal and now she is chief ? So glad my ff button works on my remote. I can usually get a good 5 minutes out of this show. All I can say I P U

kaffe
kaffe

I have been watching consistenley this year…..But I didn’t watch it today…I watched it
Yesterday….and when I saw the Britch and her wantbee Cabaret singing Mom, I looked at videos….

I don’t care for Robin (she’s leavin)….But I swore Silas was getting the job, or Patrick
why are they giving her all this power. Is she trying to get an Emmy????

I got it….S&M for somebody!!!!!

Sharleen
Sharleen

I admit I was shocked when I watched and have no idea how they will explain this, but I do like the actress Kathleen Gati.

I find it interesting how people who have watched GH a long time are leaving. I have only watched about a year, but had to get away from the Y&R because it had gotten so bad. There were only a few actors left that kept me watching, but even for them the writing was horrid. It became a case of FF through the episodes. Since I had watched from almost the start I stuck with it hoping it would get better, but it never did. The s/l’s were so boring and it was not the soap it once was. Now the actors that I stayed for are gone as well. It seems like a lot of Y&R fans are coming to GH while a lot of GH fans are going to Y&R. For me DOOL is the best soap right now. That may change as well. Seems like soaps are not what they once were. jmho

Erica Bell
Erica Bell

I think Dr O is working with someone that has a lot of juice. I think that Dr O and the person that she is working for knows something and they are going after Anna and Robert. Remember they killed Cesar faison on the cassadine. island. Rumor has it one of the Cassdine’s is coming back. Also think about Jerry Jax. He also needs a cure now that Luke took it. Maybe that is the reason heather webber took luke. Remember she had two guys with her. Maybe they work for Jerry Jax.

Susan
Susan

Hate Dr. O as new chief of staff. I too will be leaving…only so many times criminals can get a pass….do not dislike the actress and wish her well…just not on GH.

Alan
Alan

Um, what about Sonny? He’s a criminal and the focus of the show for over a decade. A very long and boring decade…

Susan
Susan

I have to agree with you about Sonny and there have been times that the ‘Sonny Show’ has been annoying…I just really dislike Dr. O.

mfarris70
mfarris70

To all the people who say this is the last straw– if one plot point has made you decide to no longer watch, it’s your loss. I don’t think GH is perfect, no show is. But I enjoy most of it and will keep watching to find out how Dr. O got the job. Turning your GH fan card in before the story even plays out is just plain silly.

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

Agree!!!

Margie
Margie

You missed the point. The show has been on a downward spiral for months. Ron Carlavati promised that Robert would be given a great story. He wasn’t. Robin – ditto. Characters and stories are presented and then backburnered. We get Sabrina 5 days a week. It’s just no longer fun or interesting.

mfarris70
mfarris70

I understood your point perfectly. You not liking the plots isn’t the same as the show being on a downward spiral, in fact the ratings have been going up. I and a couple million other people think the show is fun and interesting.

Reba
Reba

Agree Margie —

The deletion of GH from my DVR after years of faithful watching has been a long time coming. Heather returning again and again, Dr O has chief of staff, Faison, stupid storylines for the veteran characters, Jason leaving…. We could write a book about the downward spiral. Sadly, GH is no longer on my “must watch” list.

Charday
Charday

It’s a krazy twist, but I’m lovin’ it. Dr. O is a hoot! Also, good to see Monica Q back on the show.

heidi
heidi

I thought she was in jail? Not sure what is going on here… but Kathleen is great!

Jeff
Jeff

LOL, my God why all the vitriol?? I thought it was great:) Now we can look forward to more great and hysterical acting from Katherine Gatti! It is a soap so you can’t expect it to be like real life after all!!

Patrick
Patrick

Gavel this

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Should Drew Get The Flash Drive Back, But Lose The Last Five Years Of His Life In Doing So?

On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) is faced with a dilemma that could change the course of his life forever.  It all comes down to DA Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), and her vendetta against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), and how she is leveraging her possession of the flash drive that holds all of Drew’s memories and the key to his past.

In a confrontation at the Metro Court, Drew comes over to talk to Margaux, where he says he is not sure why he hasn’t taken it upon himself to turn her into the cops.  She adamantly points out that she is an attorney, and that he has no evidence that could be used against her in a court of law.  While she goes on about making Sonny pay for what he did to her father, she tries to get Drew to come along with her in her vendetta.  Drew refuses, not because of Sonny or Jason (Steve Burton), but he does not want to do this to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and have Danny be without his father.

Drew then stands up to her and tells he he knows she has been manipulating him for months. Even knowing she has the key to his life with the flashdrive that hold all of his missing years, Drew tells Margaux that she can hold this over his head, but even if he had the flashdrive there is a chance that the procedure to restore his memories could go wrong, and the sad fact that in doing the procedure, he will definitely lose the last five years of his life and all of those memories with Sam and more.  He says to Margaux that those memories mean everything to him.

A confident and irritated Marqaux tells him she is sure he will want the flash drive one day and that he knows her terms if she was to give it to him – helping her bring down Sonny and Jason for the murder of her father.   Drew is left with a difficult decision, while Margaux gets into an elevator and begins to cry over wanting to avenge her father’s death.  But little does she know, that evidence could prove that he was not the man she thinks he was.

So this begs the question to GH fans: Would you like to see Drew retrieve all of his memories as Andrew Cain, at the cost of losing the last five year of his life since being in Port Charles …  or should Drew leave his mind and memories alone and just go forward keeping the last five years in tact, and foregoing what other important history in his life that he may need to know now, or in the future? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

Photo Credits: CBS, JPI, ABC

Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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General Hospital Honored With Sentinel Award For Alzheimer’s Storyline

This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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