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There Will Be Blood! The Jerome Vs. Corinthos Mob War Heats Up On General Hospital!

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In a newly released ABC promo teasing what is coming up on General Hospital, it looks like we have only seen the tip of the iceberg between the Jerome and the Corinthos clans mob war!

With the voice over saying, ” In the mob world, where there is betrayal …there will be blood” the action centers around Julian (William devry) telling off  Morgan (Bryan Craig), “Are you working for me? Or, are you working for your father?” Next, Sonny (Maurice Benard), Julian and Ava (Maura West) all are toting-guns!

Watch the promo after the jump!  Then, let know what you think will happen next?  Do you think Sonny will win the war, or can Julian and Ava can take him down?  Or, will everybody double-cross everybody?

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rebecca1
rebecca1

I can’t see any of the major players getting killed at this point; they’re all too pivotal to the story…not to mention loved. (I know; there are probably a bunch of people who could do without Morgan. I for one think he’s great! Great looking, great acting…very poignant…the crux/heart of his emotional conflict with his dad and brother.)

It’s seems from the clip that Morgan betrays Sonny…but also seems that at this point Sonny doesn’t realize it’s to keep his family safe from Julian’s threats.

Wondering how Lucas will fit in. If he’ll wind up in the crossfire…son for son? Naaaa…that’s not Sonny’s style.

I’ve a feeling in the end Ava will side with Morgan against her brother if need be. Crazy times ahead…go GH!

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

I agree with everything you said but in wake of recent and past headlines, Hollywood needs to cut back on the violence…too much focus on solving problems with a gun…i know they gotta have some gunplay to tell a story and i do like the Jeromes…im not saying drop the violent acts entirely but maybe cut back at least some(too many real life nut cases see this stuff)…Heathers stabbing was too brutal and explicit…i wish the show would explain how she got treated and up and about…especially after being buried alive with a near fatal stab wound?

Sharonda
Sharonda

I wouldn’t call how the actor portrays Morgan as great acting. I would rather have Debbie Morgan come on and be the sister of Sean and TJ’s mom or have her be Simone Tom Jr ex wife than to have Morgan on GH, if we could do without Kristina-we can do without Morgan.

rebecca1
rebecca1

@JimH…I think it’s because he only wedged the knife between her side and her arm. LOL…sorry…but that scene just looked too staged to me! But yeah, ya know…just have to suspend your disbelief. Everything else is so ridiculously non credible that i’s almost a moot point!

@Sharonda…I (obviously) disagree. I think “Morgan” is one of the best new actors to come aboard. He has great scenes with Sonny…very expressive…I feel his angst when he vents. I feel his dilemma…his confusion…his hurt. And, for me anyway, he’s great on the eyes!

missellie
missellie

I have to disagree regarding Morgan — I think the actor is very good but the writing is not great for him. He seems like a very soulful actor who can show great emotion.

I do however, agree with bringing on Debbie Morgan. She would be a great addition in any role.

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

I like Debbie to be T.J.s mom…she could also be Felixs secret mother…maybe gave him up for adoption before she met T.J.s father and having T.J. then its revealed Shaun is Felixs father?

k
k

Love the Debbie Morgan idea…but we must have Darnell too……

Sharonda
Sharonda

@K. Darnell could play Sean’s friend from the military or Felix’s father. The actor who plays Morgan isn’t the best compared to Jonathan Jackson teen/young adult years. But he is easy on the eyes as Rebecca1 noted above, he should just model. But that’s just my 2 cents.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

Speaking of Kristina….. whatever happened to her character? She is barely ever mentioned anymore? Did I miss something/

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I actually like Bryan Craig’s portrayal of Morgan. He’s really grown on me since his initial arrival and relationship with Kiki. I think Mr. Craig is quite talented, I just think the writing for Morgan has been spotty at best from the get-to. Kiki and “Captain” were so freaking annoying when they blew into town he’s had to work very hard to overcome that. But he has done some really powerful work IMO.

Laurie
Laurie

I know your comment was from January, but boy did you say a mouthful here! I’ve never been so annoyed by these 2 blowing into town as you said, all irritating and whiny. Morgan overcame the inconsistent writing. Can’t say the same for the Kiki character.

Sharonda
Sharonda

I wish Sonny would go away and return as the thug he started out being-owning the strip club and pimping out Karen, I would rather have Jagger return as the chief detective than have useless Dante. The actor who plays Dante should have came back as Jagger. I want the Hardys back on here. And Felix should have been Tom Hardy III-otherwise he is useless and so is the Disney character of Sabrina. She should have some eating disorder or cutting thing or hooked on drugs or some other addiction to make this character relevant. She is as useless as having Juan come on here to prop her up on her non-wedding day. There are a lot of characters that have fallen by the wayside since the 80s and the writers should look to their children to bring on as new characters than the excess we have on here now with no history to this show or purpose. Where is Gia?! She should be with Nikolas.

Johnny
Johnny

So much of this cast is dead weight! Sonny, Olivia, Felix, Brad, Duke Lavery, Carrrlos, Franco….and the list goes on. Now the show is jumping on the Y and R “Lets blow the budget on former prime time stars” bandwagon. I dont get it.

Melissa
Melissa

I agree with pretty much everything you said, Rebecca. I’m a huge Morgan fan, I just love him to death. I am not a Sonny fan at all, so I was and still am fine with them at odds. I am happy that he and Michael are working their way back to a relationship. Kiki never should have come between them, she’s not worth it and I blame her.

I would like anything except the usual Sonny always wins tripe we’ve been forced to swallow over the past decade plus.

And I would be thrilled if Ava went up against Julian in order to protect Morgan. Those crazy kids deserve some happiness and a way to be together. Pairing them up was one of the best moves this show ever made. They are my love.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL..thanks Melissa. We do differ on a few points…I actually Kiki (maybe I’m just loyal to OLTL’s Starr)…but she plays a good role. She’s honest, fair..and I like her loyalty to Franco. (Which will also be interesting because even though her instincts about Franco are right…and it will eventually be proven…wonder how/if Michael will forgive her for protecting/hiding Franco and for lying to him. ) Another dilemma in the making…

rebecca1
rebecca1

that was supposed to be “like” Kiki…

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

I still think Franco will turn out to really be Kiki’s father…making her Scotts granddaughter…Meanwhile, Micheal will break up with Kiki for lying to him about Franco. Then Micheal will rehook with Penny from the hospital who will turn out to be Scott’s daughter Serena who then would turn out to be Kiki’s aunt once Kiki finds out Franco is really her father! This is wishfull thinking on my part but i hope Frank and Ron see this and use it on the show!

rebecca1
rebecca1

did all you former OLTL fans notice that Franco is really Todd by a different name…and Silas is really John…seems to me Frank and Ron just got around the legalities by changing the characters, their names and their histories…but really…their personalities are essentially the same (in my opinion). Kiki (Starr) is 50/50…but obviously whether she’s “Franco’s” daughter or not they’ve established the same co-conspirator relationship they had on OLTL. Starr was always going to bat for her dad…she was his biggest supporter…

Very sneaky Frank/Ron. It sort of satisfies the OLTL crowd…and the ones who never watched they appear brand new!

@JimH…LOL…I’m not sure how Michael will handle Kiki’s “betrayal…” but I’d like to see them stay together. If not, maybe Emma will leave with Robin…come back in two months and be 15 years older and voila…a new couple is born! 😉

janet
janet

This will be more of the same garbage. testosterone filled guys .everyone shoots and only day players die. GMAFB.No one is guilty of anything. maybe some innocent will be caught in the crossfire. If any of Sonnys kids die it will be because he caused it as always,. car bomb for Krissy, Bullet in chest for Dants, Bullet in the head for Michael, and Sonny put a bullet in carleys head while she was in labor. He is still on the show WHY ? The last time I shut the show off for years was also too much mobs and molls.

Cindy
Cindy

I love the show but I agree with your comments about Sonny. I am so tired of him. I don’t understand how he has such a large following of fans? How could any woman like him? He is a misogynistic bully, who has put everyone close to him in danger. He never has to answer for any of the things he does. I am completely sick of this character.

su0000
su0000

I love Sonny!!
He would not hesitate to die for any of his children..
Sonny is a very layered character..
He goes from dark and dangerous to loving and kind ..
Sonny is a protective loving father and a dangerous man as a mobster..
Sonny is both sides of the coin ..

Bill
Bill

So bloody sick of the “Soapranos.”

rebecca1
rebecca1

i get it! cute…

Charday
Charday

Let’s hope Sonny dies or is sent to prison for life.

Johnny
Johnny

Ya. This is EXACTLY what the fans have been asking for for the past 15 years. MORE mob stories. WHY do the writers and producers NOT read forums like this???? For every ONE fan who actually likes the character of Sonny, there are probably 100 who despise him. For every fan who wants their beloved General Hospital to be a low-rent knock off of The Sopranos, there are a thousand who don’t. The “mob as heroes” throughline has never made sense, but it is even more glaring now. Especially with the shoddy writing of the character of Sam. This is a woman who has spent most of her life being a mob moll of one sort or another. then, the man who GAVE HER LIFE and SAVED HER SON’S LIFE comes into her life, and she wants nothing to do with him because he waged a mob war against Sonny. You would think she would embrace him as Father of the Year!! WHY would this ditz have ANY more loyalty to Sonny than Julian? Sonny is the sleaze who knocked up both her, Sam, and her own mother. The writing here is so character deficient. It would make MUCH more sense if Sam sided with Julian. Sonny is threatening to MURDER HER FATHER…THE MAN WHO GAVE HER LIFE AND SAVED HER SON’S LIFE…AND WHO COULD DO IT AGAIN IN THE FUTURE. I’m typing this in capitals hoping to make one of the writers make sense. People are actually resenting Julian for not stockpiling his DNA so Sonny can murder him quicker. And somehow…still, Sonny still comes out as the hero. WHO WRITES THIS CRAP?????? Bob Guza used to…I know that…but why is Ron C making it ten times worse??? I HATE mob stories, I loathe the character of Sonny, and I long for the days when the mob, logically, was EVIL, and there were GOOD GUYS who won in the end. Now, we have a show that is trying to present two warring mob factions as people that the audience should root for. It’s gross, it’s disgusting, and this show has abused and abandoned its core audience LONG ago. Soap viewers tuned in and stayed tuned in to see romance, people we could root for, and the knowledge that the good guys would triumph in the end.

su0000
su0000

I disagree with most all you wrote..
I love the mob which in fact is not merely 2 families fighting for the power, when they fight..
when are not fighting their personal lives are very innerspring.
The Jerome family is very layered and good stories that are not related to any fighting.
The so called mob part is is small in comparison to the family.

The writing is excellent, the stories intriguing..

There is no longer mobs in Port Charles it is more like the 2 families living out an old feud like the Hatfiedls and Mccoyes..

Sonny and Shawn and Julian and Ava and Carlos, are mobs? hahaha! use webester for defination of mob 🙂

Laurie
Laurie

Johnny I don’t know you but if I wasn’t already married I’m come stalk you down and marry you! THANK YOU for this excellent post from January 2014 (yikes..I’m behind). I admit I get on my soapbox about Sonny way too much, but I’ve never been able to word my disgust quite like you. I feel like we are soulmates! But seriously, there is not one thing in this post that I do not agree with 100%. Too add to it, Sonny used to have a compass. He’s always been a tortured soul, but he was capable of great kindness, and even though he’s a thug criminal, he had limits. That made the audience hate him 1 week and love him the next and root for him! Even though one may loathe Sonny’s career choice and may not want to be exposed to it, him Jason would be the first people I’d call immediately if I was ever in a bind , in danger with my back up against the wall. The guys he took out were often temporary players, day players that were just pure evil. There was a method to ihs madness, like Dexter. That is GONE! I’m trying to think of 1 good thing he has done in the last year and a half that would make me warm up to him. I can only think of 1-he hijacked a heart for Alice. Does that erase all the hell he has put his family through and all the pain they have coming because of his lies and deceits. To say he’s doing these things for his family is just a straight-up, bold-faced LIE! It USED to be true.This is not the same Sonny and quite frankly,I have no idea how MB can stand to go to work every day and churn this crap out. He looks boed out of his mind, except for some exceptional scenes with Ava and Carly in the past year. Shows me that the actor still has it, but he’s so bored with it he rarely turns it on. I do like a lot of stuff these new writers are delivering. I’m glad the ratings are going up, but imagine how much more they’d go up if they laid off the gunfire 4 outta 5 days a week. I always love su0000’s posts, except our opinions of Sonny couldn’t be more opposite. If they would reduce the violence or have the mobs or whatever your want to call the crime families fighting, it would be tolerable and understandable. su0000 you said it wasn’t a big part of the show but it’s the driving force of the show. These stories are front and center with NO sign of slowing down and I just don’t get it!!! Sonny is past the point of redemption. He has lost his throughline. Everything that was presented to us by MB and Wendy Riche about Sonny Corinthos is gone. How he yaps on about how he’s doing it all… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny

And even the tagline here…to get viewers to tune in…it used to be “Love in the Afternoon”. Now it’s “There Will Be Blood”. Gee…great!

su0000
su0000

The mob stuff is a small part of all the on going stories..
Also, The mob stuff has a lot to with family..
There are very few scenes of actual violence.. we are grownups and watch prime-time.. And GH has been prime-time quality .. 🙂
When watching GH one needs to see the whole of GH not a small part of it, tunnel vision and soaps do not mix, there are so many stories taking place..

As for me, the campy crappy love problems are stale ..
Love in soaps is filler ..
GH has enough couples and their problems..
Count to couples ..

Johnny
Johnny

Not ONE post in favour of Sonny, the greasy, misogynistic, narcissistic, violent, murderous, disgusting, hypocritical thug. Hmmmm….writers…..READ THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

su0000
su0000

Funny, that is not the Sonny I see 🙂

Johnny
Johnny

Oh. And where do I buy your brand of rose colored glasses?. Lol. Just kidding. I am really not insulting you for your opinion. But that is EXACTLY how Sonny is presented and portrayed. To see him any other way is only to view him as “misunderstood”. And I dont see any misunderstanding there. Sonny orders hits with glee. He whines and cries when his loved ones die ad nauseum, Yet he makes no effort to get out of the mob. And before anyone says “You cant just get out of the mob”….I say its a soap! If the Cassadines can freeze people and the earth, then Snny can get out of he mob. Bottom line…Sonny loves power and violence that go wih his world. He always has, and no writer has presented it any other way.

Jared
Jared

Can we finally have the end of Sonny? I don’t know whom I cannot stand more, Sonny Corinthos or Victor Newman.

davlestev1
davlestev1

AMEN AMEN AND A HUHHHMNN HALLELUJAH

davlestev1
davlestev1

And suddenly it seems as if Mr.Bernard realizes you can’t just phone it in anymore so he added that halting near tears over dramatic pause to the majority of his lines now. Like “do ya hear the tears in my voice..DO YA??” When Mob should spell must watch it just spells must FF my DVR for me when it comes to Glummy!!! Oops, meant Sonny!!!

davlestev1
davlestev1

And Victor Newman. Another ET phone home on the daytime canvas. At one point somebody in charge has to tell these people…take a break for a few months..YOU GO ALLISON SWEENEY…Tins in the fire and not afraid to set DAYS aside for a little while.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

And the award goes to….VICTOR NEWMAN for worst leading man in a daytime drama. Please Y&R “rest” this character. He is beyond horrible and total FF material.

rebecca1
rebecca1

If it’s not the mob…it’s Faison, Obrecht, Helena, Stavros, WSB…the ol’ days Scorpio, Tiffany, Sean…back to the sorta new…Jerry Jax…the point is it’s not just the violence of Sonny and the mob…soaps are always good vs. evil…whether it be gang related, international crime, blowing up the world, poisoning the water, poisoning your children against one of their parents, sleeping with somone’s parents, step parents…stealing babies, kidnapping babies…hahahaha…can’t blame it all on Sonny.

good vs. evil. such is life….

Johnny
Johnny

I agree with you there. However…my main point is that the morality has gotten skewed. The bad guys never pay for their crimes, while the good people suffer endlessly. While Sonny gets loyal family and an endless parade of love interests, Georgie and Emily die gruesome deaths. Back in the good old days of soaps…the payoff was in seeing how the bad guys would gt their comeuppance and the good guys would triumph. That was rewarding entertainment. Remember David Kimball from Y and R? He terrorized the town. He was not presented as a misunderstood leading man…he was evil. That story built over several years. Sure fans were infuriated by his crimes…but we knew it would to a payoff. And it did. He got crushed in a trash compactor. Soaps dont write payoffs for the good guys and they just keep recycling the same thing…and that is why ratings have fallen so dramatically. You cant compare daytime soaps to shows like The Sopranos or Breaking Bad. Those shows are ABOUT the bad guys, they only air once a week, they are limited to maybe 6-7 seasons, and then they are done. Soaps are every day..and are continuing for years and decades. Stefano DiMera has been terrorizing Salem for over 30 years and for what? He is in his 80’s. It just looks ridiculous to see him continuing being evil. Same with Victor Newman. He is a patholigically power hungry sociopath still being written like he is going to live forever. And Sonny….well…how many people have to die around him before he makes a life change? Wen characters dont grow or change at ALL…it becomes very redundant and not entertainin. Ad when evil is subverted and presented as good, it makes for very depressing viewing. A don the flipside it is not entertaining when the characters we do root for never change either. Watching Erica Kane in the final years of AMC was just painful and embarrassing. This character never changed a day in 40 years. She was written the same whether she was 18, 42, or 60. It all comes back to the writers. Soaps have recycled the same writers for decades…and most of them only know how to write in soap opera-ese, and they are just flat out devoid of any creativity whatsoever. Didnt OLTL hire an 80 year old as their headwriter as they were trying to launch a daring, trendy new venture on the internet?? To me…”risky and daring” has a totally different meaning when applied to soaps. I would consider it risky and new and daring for soaps to present some happily married, committed couples. There is tremendous drama in life. I would consider it shocking if the soaps actually REALLY killed some characters. It would be totally novel if some of these misunderstood bad guys went to jail for a long time. I think it would be bracing and shocking and awesome if GH had the guts to kill Sonny off. Like, not soap opera… Read more »

rebecca1
rebecca1

you write well Johnny. and you have written an in-depth SUBJECTIVE view of soaps. And I don’t say that as negative feedback…but my point is…it’s a soap!

If you want sensitive…watch the Hallmark channel. If you want family…watch reruns of The Waltons. If you want people put away in jail, watch CSI. My point is…and I don’t mean it to be condescending…is just the point you made. These shows are on every day…these characters are on a lot of the time…and that’s why we watch soaps! We get attached to characters…they become some sort of fictional family…fictional neighborhood that we visit every day (or night…or weekend if you marathon them online). My point is…why would I want one or more of my characters permanently dead….or pemanently in jail…(unless they did scenes from the jail and incorporated it into the show).

As for Sonny? He, in my opinion…is but a shell of the man he used to be. I don’t think he’s gone unpunished. He’s lost almost everyone he’s cared for. His loves, his dad, his best friend…his son (albeit temporarily) turned against him. He’s a man that doesn’t know how to be any other way. He lives for it…thrives on it…yet is in turmoil. He doesn’t want his kind of life for his sons. He always fears for those he loves. Think of the old days…Sonny, Carly, Jason, Max, the kids…Alexis, Robin, Stone…he was always surrounded by friends/family. Now, people drop by. Yeah, he’s loved, lost and loved again. But I see him as broken; not someone who’s gotten off scott free.

Soap operas are formulaiic. They’ve worked for 50 years plus now. And if the audience is indeed filtering down…well…times they are a changin’. Lots of competition that soaps of yesteryear didn’t have…and many veiwers watch online so there may be more fans than are counted.

Am I disappointed in the way some “reactions” are handled? Absolutely! That’s what bothers me most. People come back from the dead and no one barely blinks an eye. After an initial “hey, your’e back!”…it’s like the person never left. I find that emotionally ungratifying. Because thru it all…good, bad, etc. I want to see and feel human connection. Julian for his kids and for Ava…Sonny for his kids and Carly, Alexis, Molly. I like that and so for me, if there was one thing that should change on the soaps is the connectedness and the realism of love, loss and bonds…

rebecca1
rebecca1

viewers.

Rodd
Rodd

A while ago, I read that the actress who played Lily might be talking about coming back to GH. I wonder if that happened, and she asked Sonny to walk away from the mob, if he’d do it? Would he be willing to give up “his territory” in order to find true love with Lily again? I think this would be one way to end the mob war and keep everyone on the canvas. The only problem with that is, What would you do with the darker sides of the characters? I don’t mind a shoot out every now and then, but I wouldn’t want to see it every day. I think GH does a pretty good job telling different stories and as long as they maintain that balance, I’m fine with things as they are. JMHO.

Patrick
Patrick

“… Next, Sonny (Maurice Benard), Julian and Ava (Maura West) are all toting-guns”

LOL

davlestev1
davlestev1

BLECH!!! MOB WARS…so not the DRAMA,,,

su0000
su0000

There are no mobs..
(where are some people seeing mobs?
2 families fighting for power over an old past is not a mob.
I’s the the Hatfiedls and Mccoyes.. LOL !
not even enough people to be them them, but closer than a mob..

Sonny and Shawn and Julian and Ava and Carlos, are mobs? hahaha! a mob is not 2 or 3 people 🙂

What people are calling a mob story is not about violence mob stuff it is about the families, actually, the Jerome’s are an intriguing family who we rarely see being gun shooting mobster . shhezus ,,

Michele
Michele

Finally they have Sonny looking like a real Mob boss. Frank and Ron must of took my advice and watched some Sopranos episodes. Don’t make Sonny look like a dumb ass

Ji
Ji

Thaao Penghlis/Victor Cassadine is back after years being gone,
I will watch to see him, coming Jan: 30th 2014

kimberly gubitosa
kimberly gubitosa

let the jeromes die and corinthos comes alive

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Intriguing casting news out of Port Charles on Sunday. The ABC daytime drama series has tapped former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert to play the character of  Yvonne,who is said to be a love interest for Mike (Max Gail) at the nursing home he is now in.

According to EW.com, Yvonne will end up having a connection to someone or someones on the canvas.

Hubert’s first episode is slated to air on December 7th.   Sitcom fans remember Janet from “Fresh Prince’ in scenes with Will Smith in the series in the role of Vivian Banks.

GH is not Janet’s first soap, either.  She appeared on One Life to Live as Evangeline Williamson’s (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and Layla Williamsom’s (Tika Sumpter) mother, Lisa.  The actress also appeared on All My Children as Alice Dawson.

In another twist, Hubert will reunite with Vernee Watson (Stella)om GH.  The two appeared together on “Fresh Prince”, where Watson played Will’s mother.

So does this mean that Yvonne and Stella are both going to be romantically interested in Mike Corbin?

What do you think of the casting news?  Interested to see this next leg of Mike’s story as he declines from Alzheimer’s, but may find love?  Comment below.

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

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

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear 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 Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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Then, following an internal investigation by NATAS by the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington, DC, the results which were released on November 8th, and being in receipt of their findings, the soaps decided to move forward while still having concerns they want addressed.

In a statement from the group, a spokesperson related to Deadline, who broke the story late Friday: “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached.  However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

On Saturday, someone close to the situation said to Michael Fairman TV: “Our participation doesn’t mean we accept their proposal moving forward, we still have major issues that we will be discussing with the Chair and President (of NATAS), but as a collective whole, we don’t want to penalize our actors for NATAS’ mis-management.”

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy submissions began earlier this week on November 12th, with the Daytime Emmys slated to be handed out in early May of 2019.

So, are you glad that the network soaps have lifted their threatened boycott so that your favorite performers, whose performances you have loved over the last 11 months can be acknowledged for their talents and hard work? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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