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THIS WEEK: Elizabeth Hendrickson To Make GH Debut As Margaux

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Watch for your first look of Elizabeth Hendrickson in her new role as Margaux on all new episodes of General Hospital.

The former Y&R Alum, who has been previously Daytime Emmy-nominated, will begin her GH run as a prosecutor in Carly’s (Laura Wright) case.  Fans have been very excited about the addition of Hendrickson to the ABC daytime drama series, because she will be reunited with many of her former castmates from All My Children and Y&R, including Billy Miller (Drew), Will deVry (Julian), and more.

Margaux is introduced when Carly’s arraignment arrives, in which she is dealing with the fallout from Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) tumble down the stairs, and for which she is being accused.  Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) will face-off against tough new adversary, Margaux.

Shelly Altman, co-head writer of General Hospital, told Soap Opera Digest, “Margaux doesn’t believe that Carly was insane, and of course, she’s right. She doesn’t like anyone using the court to their advantage in this way.”

So, are you excited for the debut of Elizabeth Hendrickson as Margaux?  Do you think she will be a tough-as-nails prosecutor? Do you think she might have a heart of gold underneath, or do you think she’ll be out for blood?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Kelley
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Kelley

I am SO excited she is joining GH. I loved her as Chloe on YR until the show wrote her completely off the rails and continually destroyed the romantic pairings she had chemistry with (Billy, Ronan in particular). It will be fun to watch EH play a lawyer and I hope she has scenes with Billy Miller’s Drew. Hendrickson and Miller’s chemistry was FIRE back in the day on YR.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Can’t wait for Elizabeth to begin. Love the Margaux moniker as well. ANYTHING to relieve us from Sonny/Carly oblivion and that Griffin/Kiki debacle. Her first scene with Billy/Drew should be electric..may their paths cross soon!

Celia
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Celia

Welcome Margaux!! ( Does mine eyes well to see you, Elizabeth).
I hope she will be tough enough to show her womanly ‘true grit’, albeit no one should be locked up for a crime one has not committed.
However, it’s fulfilling ( to the rafters) to watch, with glee, Carly go through a grueling time of it. Shoe-on-the-other-foot scenario. Kismet? Divine intervention? How Madame Defarge of me!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Celia, you had to mention Carly’s shoes. Now I’m gonna be wondering what size clodhoppers Pentonville will issue her!

Celia
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Celia

Ha! Soaphound….I knew you’d get my shoe hint. I could have used another expression, but, I thought of you and wanted to gift you with my nonsense.
Thanks for replying.
I do believe Pentonville only has laces-free boat shoes. Very large.
You are hilarious.

Jimh
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Jimh

She is Kim’s sister and Oliver’s birth mother…this plot was used a few years ago when Nathan found out Aunt Lisel was his mom and not her sister…and Kiki sleeping with Griffen, her mom’s boyfriend is just a reversal of Ava sleeping with Kiki’s boyfriend Griffen…and ReRon isnt even the writer here!!!!

Celia
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Celia

You are most likely right, Jimmy….as usual. As I mentioned on the other site, Kiki will be pregnant with Grif’s baby. That’ll stop the shenanigans between Ava and him. His head is so full of sanctimonious and hypocritical drivel, it’ll be hard to accept his descent to the world of ‘sinners’. That’ll bring him down a peg or two. However, Jimmy—there’s always an ‘however’…. I like the idea of him and Kiki. I will always love Ava, but I do not stomach the relationship as strongly as I don’t like Anna’s and Finn’s. The question is….will Griffin be man enough… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

I want pumpkin pie-lol

su000
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su000

Was she Chole ??

Celia
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Celia

YES, SuzieQ……she was Chloe!! Can you see her with Drew? I hope so….yeayyyy!!!!

su000
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su000

I didn’t know this, you??

Hendrickson and Miller used to be paired up on The Young and the Restless. They’re even real-life exes!

Celia
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Celia

Yes!!!!! I knew….I’ve been a fan since her stint at AMC, su…..love her in any role. Imagine Chloe as a lawyer?? Blows the mind. LOL.
Versus Carly, no less. Can’t get creamier than that.

Satan
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Satan

Oh yay…. another newbie

**shakes head until his horns fall off**

Celia
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Celia

And, my wings cannot stop fluttering with happiness, Satan.
Pick up your horns. LOL.

Bren
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Bren

I read all the comments below but I believe she’s there for Sonny she fits his type before Carly dark hair and petite in height. Remember Brenda, Lily and Sam

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Bren….no, no no no….Sonny? His type? He’s gross. Yuck!!
I hope not. Don’t scare me like that. LOL.

callie
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callie

He always has to sample the new lady in town. Old horn dog

Timmm
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Timmm

I love Liz and excited to see her work. I have given up on Frank and his lack of love for GH history and writing for current “Non-Valentini” characters. I just hope he doesnt waste Liz like he has wasted Michelle! Plus, other than the hate filled yenta fest known as the “View”, daytime on ABC is becoming extinct!

jbj
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jbj

You think he is wasting Michelle?!! I’ve never been much of a Phyllis fan, but I think Nina is fire!

Voldemort
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Voldemort

I really hope she took the time since her departure from Y&R to take acting lessons… . #CanNotACT

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Which one are you referring to, E.H or M.S?

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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