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This Week On GH, Michael Blasts Nelle: “You Took Everything From My Family!”

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She is a one-woman wrecking ball!  Now, has Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) reign of terror come to an end, or is it just beginning!

As General Hospital viewers saw on Tuesday’s episode, Nelle, who has enlisted Chase (Josh Swickard) to help her, wants Michael (Chad Duell) to die. Meanwhile, Chase and Michael are running their own sting operation to bring Nelle down once and for all.  However, time is running out!

Then, there is Michael’s mother, Carly (Laura Wright).  She is locked away in Fenrcliff, and the staff has decided its time to truly mess with her brain and drug her up even more via horrifying methods.  Carly would not be in this mess, if it weren’t for Nelle’s machinations, and an insanity plea.

However, in the the latest promo from ABC, be on the lookout for a potential major car accident ahead if this is any indication, as Michael tears into Nelle: “You took everything from my family!” Did someone tamper with the breaks of the car?  Will Nelle go MIA? What will happen to the baby she is carrying?

Check out this week’s GH promo and then let us know what you think will happen to Nelle, Michael, and Carly via the comment section below.

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dmr
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dmr

Carly is getting a little taste of karma. Jason continues to be a lapdog with no real story of his own. The Dimpled Don will save the day once again. The mental hospital and it’s staff is a joke and the writing is atrocious-especially, in today’s world when people are struggling with mental health issues. I would much rather see real social issues, built on friendships, relationships, and romance-not this drivel.

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Jovin

The thing that these writers forget…and most regimes before them….is that the majority of viewers do not like Sonny or Carly. If the message boards on this site are any indication that is certainly true. So having “poor Carly” in this horrifying position is actually kind of like karma. Carly has spent 22 years on this show being a nasty, miserable bitch to…well…everyone!! She has never done a selfless thing ever…and yet expects constant loyalty from those around her. She is loud, arrogant, bitchy, cruel, mean, selfish and the list goes on! Okay granted…mental abuse and torture is a bit… Read more »

Dmr
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Dmr

AGREED. As much as I loved Maurice Bernard, from his All My Children days, to Sonny’s romance with Brenda, I have no sympathy for “Carson.” & Chloe Lanier is superb in this role (albeit, the writing/storyline has been lax, #penguingate).

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Jovin; I agree with your sentiments exactly regarding Sonny and Carly! Like…almost to the tee. However, I have to sadly inform you that you are wrong. Sonny and Carly are THE couple on the show! You would not believe the amount of fans they have and the “outrage” this story has caused. Chloe Lanier has been attacked on Twitter because her character has “hurt” their beloved Carly, to the point that Chloe had to get on Twitter to defend herself. Some fans have said they have stopped watching until Carly’s ordeal is over. Same on Facebook. Out of all the… Read more »

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Rebecca1…Since I only indulge in MF, and no facebook etc,, I had no idea of the huge support for Sonny and Carly. Just another thing I shake my head over. But I still don’t like what is happening at Ferncliff to Carly. Would rather see some other kind of karma. Don’t know what because all soaps have exhausted car accidents, explosions, being shot, fires, Pier 54…..

rebecca1
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Yes, Rose. It’s hideous. She’s the heroine of many, many fans. Any assault to her is as if she’s real and a part of their family. And, the fans who don’t agree rarely speak out for fear of being attacked. The “Nell” hatred is palpable and as said, some claim they have stopped watching until Carly is set free. They feel “Carly” has changed, she’s evolved and see none of the smug, arrogance that prances around each day. They defend everything she says and does but think Ava is evil incarnate. They think she’s the perfect mother (ignoring the fact… Read more »

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I’m pretty sure Nelle will get killed since Chloe Lanier is leaving the show. As for the baby, I can’t guess. I originally thought Brad and Lucas were getting her baby when they were talking about adoption but now I’m not so sure the story is going that way.

Donna
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Donna

I think nell survives the crash but dies divering the baby.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, James…..you probably did not read my posts ( a few of them on the subject), but, I had this feeling since Brad and Lucas came back on the ‘scene’. Somehow ( call it intuition), I knew that they would play an intertwining role with Nelle’s pregnancy…..too much of a coincidence….writing on the wall. And then it happened! Whiley probably died of SIDS. Everything fell into place…..the baby-switcheroo is alive and well….since the beginning of the soap-world. I wasn’t sure how, at the time….and, I doubt the PTB knew either. I am only sad that a baby had to die–fiction… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I did love Liesl and Nelle sharing scenes together. Wish we had gotten more of them!!!

Mintana
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Mintana

I really don’t know who’s writing this crap but really, could we possibly drag this stupid stories out any longer. I’m not saying to rush it a little intrigue is good. But your writers are famous for beating a dead horse. Over and over and over again so for the live of mine put nelle and the rest of us out of our misery. Oh yeah get Carly out of Ferncliff and put your writers in there they need some mental help.

Jimh
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Jimh

Nelle survives the crash and disappears…secretly and off camera…she gives birth under an alias and its her baby Lucas and Brad adopts..Nelle takes off with the money and goes into hiding!!!…Micheal is hospitalized!!!…or Nelle dupes Brad and Lucas and takes off with both the money and the baby!!!

Jim
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Jim

Brad and Lucas have their baby. I think Nell dies without getting off the hook. Brad and Lucas baby is Finn and Haydens

Timmm
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Timmm

Whats the point? We know Nelle is leaving and Vanilla Michael will live for another failed future relationship!

Satan
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Satan

Poor Mikey…..

Only decent girlfriend he ever had was Abby the ex-stripper, who apparently had a steel girder dropped on her head unexpectedly (or whatever the lame off screen death was)

Never a good match with Psycho Nelle, Disney Princess Cinderbrina, or any variation of StarrKikiTwit.

They should bring back Serena Baldwin. Put him with an actual legacy kid, for Hell’s sake.

Timmm
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Timmm

Serena would be good for Michael and the actress who played her could act!

Dmr
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Dmr

I like Hayley Erin and think she’s doing a great job with the sexual harassment/Griffin material. StarrKiki never could have carried these storylines, IMO.

Satan
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Satan

To be fair, Haley’s grown into the part. I just wish they would use the character’s actual name, Lauren, and remove all association with the fact that the character was initially only created so ReRon & Frankie could keep their little bubble gum auto-tune no talent princess on a show where she never belonged to begin with, once the Prospect Park thing happened.

“Kiki” was a dumb name, suited for the non-actress originally in the role. Still don’t think she’s a good match for Michael though. Might have been one for Morgan, had her mother not ruined that.

Dmr
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Dmr

I agree, and have said many times, to ditch the name Kiki and start referring to the character as Lauren.

Steve
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Steve

As long as there’s a slight possibility that Laura will return, they’ll never use the name Lauren — too similar. GH had 2 Lauras in the early 80’s (Laura Spencer and Laura Templeton — played by Janine Turner) but that was a plot point.

Yes, I know there’s a Mac and a Max, but The bodyguard was never a major contract role.

Dmr
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Dmr

Michael is such a bozo/dumbo. I always get a kick out of when he pretends to be rough and tough (like when he wanted to take over Sonny’s business). The Moron was a petulant brat but is mentioned everyday and sainted in death. I’m not interested in Joss & the teen scene. I’m interested in real-life social issues that feature love, romance, friendships, and relationships-NOT “The Peter Hour” and not how “Carson” will prevail, once again.

Bren
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Bren

Well It never cease to amaze me how some GH fans don’t realize Carson is the heart of the show good or bad. And as far as Karma goes Carson and Jason had their share, i.e Michael’s coma, Morgan’s death and before all that Sonny lost Lily and his unborn child to a car bomb meant for him. But Ava, Nelle, Jacks, Julian, Rick and the most selfish hypocrite of them all Elizabeth Webber get’s off easy. I can go on and on but I never remember Sonny or Jason deliberately hurt anyone the trouble always seem to come to… Read more »

JAnet
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JAnet

JoBren haven’t been watching long have you. Never hurt anyone. ???in the discussion..Carly drugged and poured Booze over a dry alcoholic, dumped him in a garage. Sonny tied him on meat hooks tried to pour booze over him, made him sign away his child ,Under threat of death. Sonny paid Jason to kille people two gun cowboy . Sonny has shot people in cold blood, shot AJ in cold blood, and when he didn’t die right away, he went to the hospital and kept threatening him. Carly came to town, slept with Bobbies husband, truend him nuts telling half the… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Good job setting the record straight. No one should shed a tear over Sonny or Carly.

dmr
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dmr

I loved AJ, played by Sean Kanan. Sadly, TPTB decimated The Q’s, and his character. There was so much potential with AJ, Jason (Quartermaine), and their brotherhood. I always wanted Jason to return as Jason QUARTERMAINE and toss “Carson” aside. Jason returns, does not speak, and continues to be a lapdog.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m with you, Janet.

Celia
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Celia

I have not been watching long, Bren….but, it took me two episodes to read Sonny and Carly….plus, the history of the crimes these two have committed blows the mind.
They deserve an award for the most heinous characters on GH.
So, I’m not sure which show you’ve been watching…..with all due respect.

Steve
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Steve

Anvils we’re dropping constantly on Thursday’s episode to set up a car wreck between Michael/Nelle and Brad/Wiley.

Looks like we’ll have another roadside delivery with one of the babies not making it. And then a switch. Just who gets the live baby is the question.

Of course, with these writers, they’ll ignore the fact a newborn baby will be a lot messier than one delivered 24 hours ago. At least Nelle won’t deliver with pants on.

Bren
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Bren

This is my last argument about Carson and Jason. AJ alcoholism created Jason Morgan, Those wonderful Q’s mainly Alan, Monica and dear old Edward created AJ’s drinking by putting him down and pitting the two boys against each other. AJ was willing to claim Sonny’s child as his own had Sonny never figured it out so AJ was going to steal a child from Sonny first. Different methods but stealing is stealing. Again you must not really be watching the show either the only person Sonny ever shot in cold blood was Dante he was a undercover officer and regardless… Read more »

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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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