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The Heart-Tugging Scenes Of GH's JaSam! Steve Burton Delivers In Tender Moments!

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If you caught yesterday’s episode of General Hospital, which is getting mighty good we might add, JaSam fans hopefully were jumping for joy, when Jason and Sam, and little baby Danny decided to leave the hospital together as a family!

What made these little nuggets of scenes so tender was the performances by Steve Burton (Jason) along with Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Laura Wright (Carly), which almost made us feel like those were Steve’s real emotions as he is preparing to say goodbye to his longtime co-stars!

In the episode, Jason tells Sam he wants to be a father to Danny and he wants to be a family.  He also tells Sam how much he loves her.  Later in a moment alone with Danny, Carly enters and there is a heartfelt hug about their friendship.

Kudos to GH’s head writer, Ron Carlivati for giving JaSam fans a long awaited moment, and in particular, Mr. Burton, who once again showed us that he can play tough as well as tender better than anyone in the genre …  something that will be surely missed!

What did you think of the performances and the scenes with JaSam on yesterday’s GH?  You can watch them again after the jump and then weigh-in!

 

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Dinah
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Dinah

Its always great with Steve and Kelly together, but you can tell its was hard for both.

Sue-Ellen
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Sue-Ellen

I’ve been a GH fan since the days before Luke and Laura. Steve Burton has to be one of best actors GH has had. HIs range is exceptional. I love this character. Here’s hoping the story line doesn’t break my heart. Sam and Jason, were a great team. I will be sitting at the edge of my seat watching the turn of events. Let’s hope he makes appearances from time to time. No where is Frisco and Robert? lol Duke Lavery appeared wow…what’s his secret with Robine? love all these characters.

me
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me

Sorry, but I just HAD to reply. “his range”??????????? The man virtually NEVER changes the expression on his face, the look in his eyes, or the tone of his voice (heck, he doesn’t even change the style of his wardrobe). He HAS no range. Happy, sad, furious, excited, confused – it doesn’t matter, the man is ALWAYS the same. For range, please see Jane Elliot.

DidjaNoit
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DidjaNoit

Actually I think it would be even harder to play a character with brain damage that supposedly stunted his emotions, than a normal character. So for the fact that Steve Burton had to act within the confines of NOT showing emotions, I think he did a fabulous job. Wardrobe is not a choice made by the actors, and the way he dressed was also part of his character. Steve will be missed, but I’m sure he will have other projects soon enough.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Don’t worry they called in the calvary enter Sean Kanan as AJ when he puts the midget mobster on a meat hook. In the words of Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry go ahead make my day until then. Yawn.

rebecca
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rebecca

please see the other comments below that I agree with. Steve Burton emoted with such a subtle brilliance…he laughed, cried, judged with his eyes…you felt warmth, wrath, amusement…wonderful actor/character…will miss him greatly.

susan
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susan

that is your opinion, he is loved by true fans of GH he is great and will be missed every day

Sue-Ellen
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Sue-Ellen

Perhaps you read this comment wrong.

I said range meaning” the distance or extent between possible extremes. Steve is an exception actor and has the ability to play any emotion with ease.

Please read more carefully. I loved this character and would never say anything derogatory.

lisa
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lisa

To be fair,Jason was in a devastating car accident years ago,with a drunken AJ (then played by Sean Kanan).
At the time of the accident Jason was premed,going to be a doctor like his dad.
He suffered a serious brain injury that altered his personality,hence his demeanor for these many years.
Prior to the accident he was a very different guy.

susan M.
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susan M.

I think Burton did a good acting job..That is the way the script was written for his particular character…That’s the way he was told to portray Jason….Thanks Lisa didn’t remember that car accident he had with AJ…..So now I understand
his personality & others will to.

me
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me

so go online and show me just ONE example of how burton displayed ANY emotion. “has the ability to play any emotion with ease”: name one. Listen,if people find Burton attractive or nice or muscular or whatever, that is fine. more power to you. i like several movie and tv actors that aren’t really that great; i just like them. But to out-and-out lie, and say that burton can laugh and cry or emote, or that he is a great actor, when in plain fact he never had done any of those things, is kind of sad. just be honest:… Read more »

Danielle
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Danielle

I loved them. Kemo and SBu were simply amazing. I’m gonna miss Steve, and my beautiful Jasam.

Laurie McRae
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Laurie McRae

Steve Burton expresses more through his beautiful blue eyes & facial expressions than mere dialog ever could. I can never thank him enough for sharing this “gift” so generously with us for 21 years on #GH. I will miss him & the iconic character he has created in Jason Morgan more than I can ever express!

Elhu
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Elhu

Laurie, I could not have said it better myself. I agree with all you said!

SARAH
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SARAH

agree 100 %steve burton is beloved by fans everywhere so elhu thanks for
caring about our beloved GH

heidi
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heidi

Agreed! He emotes more than most and it’s so subtle and so beautiful.

susan
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susan

laurie i agree 100% he will be missed everydayand hopefully we will see our jason
again real soon. he knows how much he is loved by loyal GH fans

miss you steve and wish you well

susan M.
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susan M.

Wonderful comment Laurie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ces
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Ces

These scenes are bittersweet knowing that Steve has left. Loved these episodes though … very touching.

heidi
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heidi

I loved it sooooooo much! I am going to miss Steve Burton so much! We are only getting one or two days of them being a happy family before he leaves. Please come back Steve and please let him be alive to come back! Please don’t recast him. The scenes with Carly were too short. I love Carly and Jason together and they both nailed it! Great job GH… I want more!!!

Linda
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Linda

No one can replace Steve, just like no one can replace Tony. People, you should accept any thing Steve Burton wanted to sign. Don’t you understand the long term fan loves their characters. You can’t kill off Jason and not expect the ratings to drop.

nancy
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nancy

That IS so true,Hopefull they let him live and, just disapear . After all he never found out the baby was really his.This makes me so sad.I was looking forward to that story unfolding.

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

I will be miss Steve Burton/Jason Morgan today or this coming Monday.. 🙁
good Luck for your future that u can find yourself out there in real life for you.
We all love you,man.
This is my last time to see Jason been shot or killed by Duke Lavery, what’s wasting time with Duke want everything his way.

susan
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susan

right on jeffery i say get rid of duke lavery asap

he is a waste of air time on GH, has been gone 20 yrs and he has been on
days, bold & beautiful and I believe amc as well

he is boring, not interesting at all, i say get rid of him the sooner the bettet
if he killed jason i think he will not last anyway

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I am still not convinced that he is really Duke he just happens to have the old face I still say it is Faison the actor who played Faison is retired from acting hence we got Ian Buchanan back.

Jessica Taylor
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Jessica Taylor

Oh my goodness did I NEED tissues yesterday! I have been waiting for this & us JASAMMERS FINALLY got it! Those scenes were BEAUTIFULLY written! STELLY brought THEIR A-game!! I am going to miss the MAGIC that is SB & KM!!! I have watched GH for 22+ years & the story of JaSam has been one of my FAVORITES everything from the beginning of them has been STELLAR! LOL I hope one day SB returns so the DYNAMIC that is JaSam can continue!!

Outspoken
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Outspoken

We got the same thing on OLTL… Todd accepted that he isn’t Todd and took on the Victor Lord Identity, he and Tea were happy and in love. Finally knew that no matter what his name was, he was her soulmate, the love of her life and the next night… BANG… shot dead. I hate that RC did that.. but in the last 30 seconds of OLTL.. we got our Man back. So, Jason will be back someday… just as we Trevorites are waiting for Victor’s return and the final plug for the ROBOT running around calling himself Todd Manning.… Read more »

susan
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susan

sorry outspoken but the ROBOT is TODD period, ROger Howart has been
todd for as long as i can remember

i like trevor st john but he really never did fit the role on OTLT as todd

sorry but just my opini and besides otlt is gone so enjoy GH as long as we
have one ABC soap

susan M.
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susan M.

Alway’s liked the orginial Todd…………….A OLTL fan……….

susan M.
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susan M.

Yes yesterday’s episode was very tounching!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy to see them finally together.. I hope their happiness isn’t going to be torn apart according to what happen on today’s episode(FRI.)……His last episode is on Mon……………….Duke shot Jason in the back and it doesn’t look good for him…I hope he isn’t dead…..It doesn’t look good for Jason….. I hope my gut feeling is wrong on this one…That Jason will be alright…Don’t like Duke, he is crazy & way out of control…….Don’t need to start another mob/ganster story with Duke if he is even really Duke..I don’t care for him at all…He is… Read more »

susan
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susan

duke is a boring get rid of him however I disagree with you about him being worse than sonny, sonny is the core of GH along with steve burton and tony geary i love the mob storyline and am very sorry to see steve leave and hope re returns duke lavery makes sonny look like a angel with wings and those dimples boy are they something, hey he (sonny) is angel to me I have loved him for 20 yrs or longer and still think the is the Hottest thing; but you have your opinion i say duke will not… Read more »

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

The JaSam scenes yesterday were done so well by the actors and the writers. It was so great seeing Jason And Sam getting back together, but bittersweet knowing Steve B. is leaving the show and that Jason, Sam and Baby Danny won’t be able to live happily ever after. 🙁

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Today’s episode was touching and great. It is a shame they waited so long to put my favorite couple together again. Steve Burton will be greatly missed.

Emily
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Emily

I enjoyed the touching scenes Jason had w/his circle of ppl. He had’em w/Sonny, Carly and Sam. I liked the line when Sonny said something about I haven’t taught u something in a long while, but you can’t protect everyone you love, etc…..and not to mention his scenes w/Carly and Sam. It was a mix of reel and real life sentiments. SB’s eyes were pinkish, blood shot in all of those scenes. THe poor man was probably crying his eyes out all day long. I do wish his last scenes w/Monica were more sentimental. Other than that I’m going to… Read more »

susan
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susan

emily your comments were great right on the money perfect

thanks for what you said, i cried all wk knowing steve was leaving

and the scenes with sonny,carly and sam were 100% spot on

thanks again for a great comment

Emily
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Emily

Thanks Susan:) Yeah, I’ve been watching for about 30 yrs now. I remember preppy/pre-med, reindeer sweater wearing Jason to the black t, hit man Jason he became. I know Jason, Sonny and Carly haven’t shared many scenes, to take away from it being the Carly, Sonny and Jason show. So it was nice that they had those last, meaningful scenes tog b4 he left. I don’t think those scenes were acting per say. I think the acting was holding back the tears, getting through the scenes and not falling apart:) IT was hard for me to watch those scenes, SO… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t like when they kill off a character..I want Jason to be okay!!!!!!!!

cindi
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cindi

I also agree 100% w/u Emily…and each scene he had w/ Sam, Sonny, Carly and Monica was outstanding….he will be greatly missed and I hope someday he’ll return

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree!!!!!!!!

Maru
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Maru

Sad not Liason goodbye. They were such a huge part of GH history and grew up together. Jasam never had the spark and Jason never had that same look in his eye for Sam. Also where was the big shoot out that fans expect> Rather boring. His character deserved more…

S. geyfman
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S. geyfman

Good scenes, I listened instead of watched and imagined Jason saying those words to Elizabeth, the story that should have been told.

Tina
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Tina

I agree Liason should have had goodbye scene because of their History together more than he had with Sam. They also had Jake his first child together. Said writers including the former writers refuse to acknowledge the relationship they had together and the rich History of the two families. Also fans seems to have forgotten the love he had for Robin and many more on this show. Jason’s love haven’t been just about Sam as some of their fans want to think. I believe we can all remember great storyline with Jason and other actresses on this show. I will… Read more »

susan
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susan

i too am a liason fan as well and also did like jason with sam jasam did have a huge fan following as well,so i guess GH went with that since steve choose to leave, maybe he will return and we will see a liason storyline but i did hate jason never knew baby dani was his son and also did not like the storyline (dna) elizabeth bad to be involved in i think they could have done it different cause everyone who knows the history between jason and liz know she would have never lied to him about anything… Read more »

cc
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cc

I am so upset to hear about Steve Burton leaving General Hospital… I wish him all the best … GH will not be the same without him. I loved him and Sam together, and glad that they were reunited as a family. Wish they would of had more time together….hope to see Steve come back soom… please don’t let Jason die…

Rodd
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Rodd

The scenes were great! And shooting Jason in the back was so cowardly. The one thing I can be glad about is that it happened on the pier and Jason was right on the edge…which means he could fall in, disappear and come back later, saying he floated away and took a while to heal, etc. But I hope he doesn’t die on screen. That would be tough.

susan
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susan

rodd i could not believe the low life coward (duke lavery is a loser) shot jason in the
back on the pier i did not like jason being written out like that he is our hero
and should have died or disappeared being a hero like he always has been

totally did not agree with the way RC ended jasons run on GH he has been
on aire @ GH 21 yrs and deserved a better send off than that

GET RID OF DUKE LAVERY ASAP!!! who wants to see him now
not that I did anyway to begin with he is a LOSER!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree I don’t care much for Duke Lavery either……I hope Sonny takes care of Duke if you know what I mean…………………Didn’t care Duke all those years ago either..Alway’s liked Robert Scorpio……………

su0000
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su0000

Too sad Jason never found out that was the father ..

Elhu
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Elhu

Agreed!!!! I am sad to see the extremely talented Steve Burton leave GH, but he is certainly entitled to do what is best for he and his family, as we all do. He will be sorely missed, and I wish him well. That being said, I cannot believe they did not have him find out that the baby was his before he left, that is a MAJOR dissappointment. I am guessing that the information will be filtered to Sam within the next few weeks, so that she will find comfort in knowing that she has a part of Jason, which… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

I’ll be just like everyone else and say Steve did a wonderful job as Jason and will be sorely missed . I also hope they leave it so he can come back ( and not too long either ) but I HATE to think their going to “kill” Jason off without him finding out the baby is really his ….. How could they not let that come out first????

stephie
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stephie

I loved the episodes until Jason was shot. (I didn’t like Bernie being killed either- the occasional work, I’m sure was something the actor enjoyed and he did his role well). I read today that Steve Burton actually offered to work occasionally at a paycut and GH said all or none. I think viewers should know this. So it was the choice of Carlivati and Valentini to basically give Steve a choice all or nothing. If Jason is killed off, I’m gone. Saw some people mentioned Duke. I watch GH in spite of the mob. We don’t need Duke. Never… Read more »

SARAH
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SARAH

thanks stephie for the info and cannot believe they may have killed jason off and not happy about bernie either and to think that steve was willing to work occasionally at a paycut and carlivati and valentini told him all or none HOW DARE THEM? WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE? hate duke lavery and agree we do not need him he is ugh!!!!! just to look at and if he did kill jason i am mad as he!! and they had a chance to keep steve burton and did not HOW STUPID!! I LOVE THE MOB STORYLINE IF THATS… Read more »

andrea
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andrea

never read that anywhere

SA
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SA

I cannot even describe in words how these scenes touched me. I felt like I was watching all of them struggle knowing these were final scenes for them. So bittersweet and beautiful. Jason accepting the baby as his own not even knowing it was his all along and Sam with her restored faith in believing she can finally be happy.

Robert in Jersey City.
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Robert in Jersey City.

But, you could see at a split second, and this is writing and acting, where Sam looked like she knew he wouldn’t be coming home.

Hi-quality end to a long run.

susan M.
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susan M.

It can’t end all like this…….. Jason just has to survive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

heidi
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heidi

Please don’t let him be dead! I wish we had even a few more weeks with Steve there! Please let him come back and Steve… please come back!

SARAH
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SARAH

heidi i agree100% but their are some people debi and vanessa that think steve burton and maurice benard are the blame for the ratings dropping but you and i agree Steve needs to come back asap. and maurice is the best period i guess they will be happy if GH is cancelled because without maurice, steve and tony geary that may happen sooner than we all think they do not like the mob storyline and think that is the cause of low ratings but however i dont think so, i seen steve and maurice together in person and you would… Read more »

Robert in Jersey City.
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Robert in Jersey City.

It’s a shame that soaps are in a place where killing off is the exit now. Not like ten years ago, when a character could come back or just vanish….who knows if there will be a place to come back at this point. Sad.

susan M.
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susan M.

Never say never..Anything is possible with the soaps…….

LD in TN with SB
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LD in TN with SB

Still crying buckets of tears after yesterday’s episode . Already missing Steve, Steve & Kelly, and JaSam and Danny. GH did not give justice to Jason and Sam , as if our Jason Morgan would just crawl away from his gun ,our Jason Morgan would pick up his gun and shoot to kill back. Here’s hoping that Jason isn’t really dead and he;ll be back to make it right. Thank you Steve Burton for being our Jason Morgan, no recasts will do as you are Jason Morgan, JASAM 4EVER!!!

SARAH
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SARAH

I TOTALLY AGREE 100% JASON WOULD HAVE NEVER CRAWLED AWAY HE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT TO THE END AND I FEEL THE SAME WAY IT WAS A SHAME AND DISGRACE THE WAY THEY WROTE HIS FINAL SCENES JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THEY DO NOT KNOW OUR JASON AT ALL. HOPE HE COMES BACK REAL SOON OH YEAH YOU CAN CALL THIS NO AT ABC IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED TO LEAVE A COMMENT ABOUT GH I HAVE ALREADY LEFT SEVERAL MESSAGES ALONG WITH MY FRIENDS WE WERE VERY UPSET THE WAY THEY WROTE JASON OFF HERE IS THE NO. IF ANYONE… Read more »

ELENI
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ELENI

I think your ridiculous calling leaving messages .what do you think is gonna happen you leaving these messages????????????? You didn’t like the fact he crawled ??????.he got shot dud .do you think GH WILL CHANGE THE ENDING ….
Listen the writers can’t make everyone happy .I just think your a dumb bitch calling ABC …….

SARAH
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SARAH

TO: ELENI THANKS FOR THE RUDE COMMENT AND CALLING ME A DUMB BITCH I PERSONALLY DO NOT APPRECIATE IT YOU MUST NOT KNOW THE HISTORY OF JASON AT ALL, HE IS A FIGHTER AND WOULD NOT HAVE GIVEN UP LIKE THAT, SORRY YOU THINK I AM A DUM BITCH AND I AM NOT A DUD!!! IF IT WANT TO CALL GH AND ANYONE AT ABC THAT IS MY CHOICE AND WAY TO SUPPORT GH I REALLY COULD CARE LESS WHAT YOU THINK OF ME HOWEVER DO NOT CALL ME A DUMB BITCH AGAIN PLS IT IS RUDE AND UNCALLED FOR,… Read more »

Brenda
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Brenda

Amen Sarah Amen!

jenny
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jenny

Steve did some of his best work the past couple days. I hate seeing him go-not just for the Jasam fans but because I want Jason to be there when Robin comes home so he can know she didn’t die after all.

MK
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MK

I think that the fact that they made the entire last month about Sam and the baby is a huge disservice to the character of Jason Morgan. And to have it be Duke Lavery, not one of the thousands of enemies that Jason had in his life, be the person who shot him? It’s just lazy writing to prop up stunt casting. And I’m sure we’ll see that it is all connected to AJ, but so many missed opportunites! But because the network forced the writers into this Jasam reunion before Burton left, they wrote themselves into a corner. Because… Read more »

Linda A.
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Linda A.

I know Jason and his family is moving to Tennessee, but I am so saddened by his departure. I was so happy for him and kelly. I was really hurt and can’t stop thinking about Jason getting shot it the back. Here it is Saturday I am still thinking about losing jason it really hurts.

Marie Levesque
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Marie Levesque

I loved Steve Burton, he is the one and only Jason. A common criticism is of his lack of emotion, but if you watched the show for years, as I did, there is a progression in Jason from someone unable to feel or show emotion to someone who became less cold as time went on. He showed emotion especially well in yesterday’s show. I had thought he was going to get shot from the time Bernie called about “a matter of life or death” but I did not think he would have been ambused by the coward Duke Lavery. I… Read more »

SARAH
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SARAH

i w
ould like to leave a comment left for me from vanessa and debi re garding
the mobstory line i really do not care what you think about the mob storyline

steve burton and maurice benard (by the way maurice is still going strong) so sorry girls but they make GH and they are loved by millions of fans regardless of what you
2 think, sorry so if you do not like it do not watch

Kelly
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Kelly

Im finished with GH for good now. What a horrible storyline to begin with and to have it end that way Friday..Carly and Michael were recast and it worked well, why not Jason??

Its like the writers dont care what the loyal fans want to see anymore..I will be doing something else when GH comes on from here on out! Farewell..enough is enough of such foolishness and ongoing agony (not to mention rediculous storylines anyway)..

20 yrs in turkish prisons, babies swapped, no thanks!! see ya…

andrea
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andrea

hes not dead. I think Monica is going to hide him out somewhere & hell be back in 6 months.Maybe not Steve Burton playing him

susan M.
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susan M.

I like that idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iselda
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Iselda

I don’t want Jason Morgan to leave General hospital they just became a family. So why now why does he have to leave now. It’s not a god time right now……If he leaves now I don’t think I will be watching GH anymore. I am a fan of GH. But without Jason Morgan the Soap Opera Is nothing so if he leaves I won’t be watching this show anymore…
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ELENI
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ELENI

No one wants him to leave GH BUT unfortunately its not up to us .yes he’s been there a very long time .its sad to see him go .we will all live .just pray GH DOESNT GO OFF THE AIR .

susan M.
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susan M.

We need to have a positive attitude that GH will survive & keep supporting GH everyday & watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ELENI
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ELENI

Its very sad Steve leaves now .I just hope the ratings don’t go down cuz of his departure .we all know ,how they need the ratings he was a loved as jason for more then 20 years .I just hope all is well for GH EP FRANK VALENTINI head writer RON AND of course all actors crew members behind the scenes let’s not forget all these people need jobs . I just hope this doesn’t hurt GH .SOME times some thing like this might ruin everything .hope all the best life has to offer for Steve burton and his family… Read more »

Lynn Smith
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Lynn Smith

I HAVE READ ABOUT SEAN SORRY TO TELL YOU THAT SEAN MAY BE TAKING HIS PLACE AS ON A SITE I FOUND SAID SO. SEAN KANAN SINCE HE LOOKED ALOT LIKE JASON MORGAN THEY MAY CAST HIM .BUT LOOK AT IT AS IT LEAVING THE SPOT OPEN AND MAYBE WE WILL SEE STEVE COME BACK SOMEDAY!

Linda Peery
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Linda Peery

I [we] cannot believe you and the powers that be would eliminate Jason Morgan’s charactor from General Hospital! There has always been this good/bad guy that we loved. It was Luke for so many years and now Jason. WHAT A HUGE MISTAKE! !!!!!!!! I am 65 years old and have watched since the beginning. But I firmly believe this is the biggest, BIGGEST elimination of a major role you have ever made.

Marguerite
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Marguerite

I am heartbroken Steve Burton is leaving the show. It will not be the same without him. How sad, he never found out the baby is really his…you could of at least let it end like that instead of him dying. 🙁

nancy
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nancy

IF JASON DIES ON MONDAYS SHOW< AND ,THEY HOOK UP SAM WITH THE MAN FROM ON LIFE TO LIVE.I WILL BE ONE LESS VIEWER OF GENERAL HOSPITAL.IF JASON FALLS IN THE WATER AND DISAPEARS THATS FINE ,FOR AWHILE,BUT<LEAVE A WAY FOR HIM TO COME BACK and,GET SAM BACK.PLEASE.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

IM SORRY TO HEAR SB LEAVING HES GONNA BE WITH HIS FAMILY…GOOD LUCK WELL IM INTRESTED IN MCBAM!!! I WONDER IN THE FUTURE IS GONNA BE INVOLVE WITH SAM? WHAT ABOUT SAM GETS PREGAGNT BY MCBAIN? AND SHE HAS 2 CHILDREN 1BY JASON AND 1 BY JOHN MCBAIN?……I DONT THINK THEY GOT TIME FOR THAT… I REALLY WANT TO SEE THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN JOHN AND SAM :-)PLEASE DONT PUT SAM WITH PATRICK….I WOULD LIKE TO SEE JOHN AND SAM!!! KUDOS TO THE CASTING DIRECTOR!!!! THE CHILD WHO PROTRAYS DANIEL MORGAN LOOKS LIKE JASON MORGAN!! BRAVO!! THE WRITING IS GETTING BETTER… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

John & Sam I am not sure about that combination being together…….

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

Steve Burton was wonderful with the Baby Daniel Edward

So heart warming!,,

lizzing
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lizzing

He was amazing as always. I want him to stay,please come back soon.

G.C. Baker
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G.C. Baker

I have been watching GH since the Luke and Laura era, I am going to have a hard time watching this week and seeing Jason’s death, I was hoping they would have just written him out some how and not killed him off!! It is a very sad week!!

susan M.
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susan M.

If you look at the info ahead for Gh (thurs. episode)… It mentions Jason’s name…That’s
all I will say.. Check it out for yourself… I alway’s fast forward the T. V. guide for the wk. to see ahead of time what will be going on GH for the week….I hope JASON MAKES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G.C. Baker
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G.C. Baker

You mean there is a possibility that he survives?? I saw on one site they said “that the events that happen at the dock changes everyone for good” so I assumed that he is dead, but you never know in soap opera land.

susan M.
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susan M.

I am not sure all I know his name was mentioned on thurs. Episode Which I fast
forwarded to on the T V guide……….

Lori
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Lori

In honor of Steve Burton’s final episode , here’s tribute to Jason and Steve. Why we love Jason …he’s Sam’s husband, Danny’s father, , a hero, he rides that motorcycle, looks so handsome in black leather, he loves children, he only kills the bad guys that truly deserve it, he’s super cool , he has those baby blue eyes that can convince, condemn, and console, he can speak a thousand words without saying a word and he always saves the girl in trouble. So rest in peace Jason Morgan or at least until Steve Burton decides to return and it… Read more »

Lynn Smith
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Lynn Smith

I was a fan of Jason and sam and its hard to see you go I just hope they either write the script for a possible return or find someone to take his place

Lynn Smith
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Lynn Smith

Rumors has it that Sean Kanans taking his place as you know they are talking about a look alike and Mention Sean Kanans for taking on the role of Jason Morgan

Brenda
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Brenda

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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.

Photo: ABC

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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