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THIS WEEK ON GH: Rivalries Are Rising, Tension Is Mounting … Summer In Port Charles Is About To Blow Up!

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This week on ABC’s General Hospital look for Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), Julian Jerome (William deVry) and then some … as the mob wars to heat up once again!

In this newly released on-air promo: Julian has a gun, so does Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) and something is about to blow up!  From Ava (Maura West) to Carly (Laura Wright) to Shawn (Sean Blakemore) to Julian and Sonny these characters lives are now seemingly forever intertwined!

Watch the promo after the jump and then ponder these questions! Do you think Sonny and Carly will be finding their way back to each other soon?  How long can Ava’s lies go on without it catching it up with her and putting her behind bars?  Will Julian and Sonny work together to bring down the ultimate bad guy?  Do you want Jordan and Shawn to become a couple? And what about … Fluke (Tony Geary)?  What is blown-up? Share your thoughts on what you think will go down in Port Charles over the next few weeks and what you would like to see happen!

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

Is Tony Geary coming back to finish Fluke…rumors he will be leaving GH for good…is it because of his ‘back problems’ or his ‘life’ in Amesterdam that he perfers…will Sonny end up with Carly…or Ava who is NOT being killed off…Poor Morgan…he’s paired with Rosallee…Shawn and Jordan=Micheal and Kiki=BOARDOM!!!…and speaking of boring Scott, Bobbi and Lucy arent on enough and too boring for me to even care about this dull love triangle…and i said Maxi will marry Levi…dumb, dumb, ta’dumb!!!…sigh!!!

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

How come Dr. FrankenRobin cant bring Rafe back from the dead…he’d look neat with a bolt sticking out of each his neck…we already had a vampire on the show so why not?

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

each side…hate editing…lol

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

each side of his neck…dang…lol

Harry
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Harry

Jim, I hear ya. Rafe does look a little like Eddie Munster

DonnyGH
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DonnyGH

LOL, I’d honestly like for Rafe to return as a vampire. Not gonna happen, but I could dream… I’d love to see the vampires in Port Charles thing end for good. All the players are there… Lucy. Silas. Sam. Now, all we need is to bring back Rafe and his dad, Stephen Clay AKA Caleb Morely, and maybe the original angel Rafe, his adoptive father.

Actually… better not. LOL. RIP, Rafe. I’ll miss that kid. He was awkward and sweaty, and constantly eating. It was one of the truest portrayals of a teenager on television.

elm51
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elm51

tony did an interview & said he will be back in october – he is recuperating from two serious back surgeries – he will be doing several phone scenes

Christy
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Christy

I read Luke is off for a while. Anthony has had some severe back problems, and had back surgery and recovery to deal with, and has been resting at his home in Amsterdam.

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

I did read somewhere he might be leaving for good but i dont always believe everything i read so hopefully he will return and at least finish this storyline…now im hearing Levi may be flukes son?

mfarris70
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mfarris70

You quote a lot of alleged rumors but where are you getting these from? I’ve never read anything about Geary leaving for good. In fact he said he was having the time of his life playing this story.

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

I thought i replied but i dont see it here unless it comes later: i dont see it as qouting alleged rumors but asking one plain and simple question from reading other sites and a mag from my doctors office…TG did say he enjoyed playing the fluke role but with his back problems and all i still wonder if he will definately return…i suffer from severe back problems so i know what thats like and ive given up on a lot i like to do…i was a little groggy from meds when i read those things so perhaps i misunderstood…i… Read more »

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

From the Globe and Entertainment News…they hinted and thats why i asked…just to clear things up!!!

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

A possible Ned and Olivia pairing…

Fanny
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Fanny

That’s what I read.

Barbara Weaver
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Barbara Weaver

Don’t mess with Sonny. Jillian should keep a leach on Ava.

Suey
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Suey

I love, love, love this show. I get so giddy with excitement when it comes on, that I start tap dancing in front of the television while screaming , ‘GH RULES! My neighbors in the apartment below know not to be home at two o’clock and my dog has run away.
Ron deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for soap opera writing. I find it appalling he hasn’t received one yet.

Johnny
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Johnny

Jillian should keep a leach on Ava?

su0000
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su0000

yes yes YES!!
I LOVE IT ..

…. Lights, camera, action !!!! …. bring it on!!!

The mob is exciting, daring, and I never even blink (might miss a good part)

GH = unique ..

Harry
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Harry

I never blink while watching GH either. That is because I have been tied to a chair with my eye lids pried open ala Clockwork Orange.

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

Replying here…i too think Rafe resembles Eddie Munster now that you mentioned it…also love your replies to suOOO and sometimes i even enjoy suOOO as well but when its you two together i usually get a chuckle…kind of like the Odd Couple and i mean that in a good way…lol

su0000
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su0000

yah know, Harry..
If some fans would loosen up lighten up and have fun with all the BS a soap has to offer they would have a good time watching..
Some go way over the limit with seriousness ..
I’m looking forward to a good shoot ’em up mod war!! May the best man win !!

(I hope they don’t shoot The Dunkleman! 🙂

Shay
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Shay

@jimh…..I too, am a great fan of Harry’s rapier sharp wit….it is often far more entertaining than the topic at hand. However, I do wonder if he’s creating a monster in that sparring partner of his….she seems to feed off of all that brilliantly-put negative reinforcement that he is so good at dishing out on a daily basis! Plus, it’s just not a fair fight…he brings his clever, vocabulary-laden daisycutters and she a slingshot with platitudinal pebbles.

Johnny
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Johnny

Unique????? Whats unique??? Give me ONE example pal!!

Suey
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Suey

Su00, you want a mod war? Say it ain’t so, dear. Really, the idea of Julie, Pete and Link fighting it out breaks my heart.
I blame Dunkleman.

Suey
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Suey

Jim! That is not a spoon! That is a ladle! Please tel Suoo.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’ve been saying that Sabrina shouldn’t go back with Patrick because he left her literally at the alter…for Robin. Now that is NOTHING…compared to how pathetic it would be for Carly to go back to Sonny. The man literally threatened to kill her if Olivia died…and yet she’s been his loyal puppy dog as usual. I think if anything on the show bothers me that would be it. Sonny has fathered children with Olivia, Carly and Alexis. And yet Carly acts as if they have a special bond because of their children…don’t know why the writers have made it so.… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

The only reason you would want to pair Sonny & Carly back together is if the wonderful Tamara Braun was still playing Carly. Off the charts chemistry between those two not been the same since she left.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree Tamara was amazing (though i do think Laura’s great in the role and made it her own). But I think regardless of who plays Carly that whole death threat from Sonny was pretty intense and totally out of character. I could see him scared out of his mind at losing Olivia…I could see him pissed and wanting revenge…but to Carly? One of the mother’s of his children who he’s had nothing on the show with other than love, lust, attachment and a get-on-each other’s-nerves but always have each other’s backs relationship? Didn’t make sense…and I think the aftermath… Read more »

Matthew
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Matthew

Uhh, Tamara had some unique qualities about her and definitely made the role of Carly her own- but no one can compare to the one and only original Carly, Sarah Brown! The best, the first, and the irreplaceable Brown who can absolutely chew up the scenery and spit it out is not only the best actress ever on GH, but one of the best actressess on the planet!

Johnny
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Johnny

Hi Rebecca. I’m a pretty faithful watcher…and I don’t recall Sonny ever apologizing for threatening to murder Carly. What I find so gross and misogynistic about this is….Carly and Bobbie are mother and daughter. While talking to Ava recently, Carly actually bragged about Sonny threatening to murder her! What a brain dead moronic stupid trashy mob moll Carly is. She proudly said something like “He threatened to murder me….and I’m the mother of his child. What do you think he is going to do to you?”. And Bobbie….during a fight with Lucy the other day, she actually bragged about being… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Can we please have this greasy disgusting violent mobster thug stop threatening to murder a pregnant woman every day??????? I sincerely hope that is not going to go on for 9 months?? Where are the viewers who are normally screaming about violence and abuse towards women????? This is the worst!!

Kaffen
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Kaffen

I hope it will bring some of the couples together…..I don’t like:

Sam and Patrick…wrong

Maxi and Levi….wrong

Nina and Silas…………WAY WRONG…

I Hope Roselie leave GH….

So yeah bring the explosion ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Sam & NuJason

Maxi & The Nutcracker!

Nina & Franco PLEASE! [NANCO or FINA?]

Awww, I like Rosalie.

shrona
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shrona

Wow- Nina and Franco! That never occurred to me. I can’t stand Carly and Franco (no chemistry whatsoever) and I’m a big Roger H. fan so perhaps Michelle S.is the catalyst he needs.

ces
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ces

I thought Todd & Carly had chemistry but Franco & Carly don’t. go figure — same actors ???

Fanny
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Fanny

Agreed Todd & Carly great connection,Franko & Carly HUGE mistake,FLAT on screen.
Love Maxi but NOT with levy, he makes me physically sick!

mfarris70
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mfarris70

Looks like the Metro Court dining room which is way overdue for a renovation.

Nick D.
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Nick D.

Hmm I thought it looked like Alexis’ house… we shall see 🙂

Becky
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Becky

I thought it looked like Alexis’ too; I think that’s her dining room set.

Caroldee
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Caroldee

Stop the vid and you will see it is OUTDOORS..there is greenery and a BBQ and table and chairs there.. could be at Alexis’s house.. Not indoors..

Shay
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Shay

If only it would actually BE Alexis!!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Well you can have an explosion to destroy a set or you could put Ava, Nina, Carly, Lucy in the room and they could chew the scenery!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Hopefully its Maxie’s apartment with Levi in it!

Shay
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Shay

Better yet, k/kay, combine those two elements! I wouldn’t miss any of those dames, and while you’re at it, make absolutely sure Alexis, Jordan, Bobbie, Sappy and Gross-alie are in there, too!!!! (I would consider that a total bonus!!!!) But seriously, the show needs a wholesale clear out, either by bombs-a-dropping or epidemic breakout…the cast is so laden with deadweight that it fails to even be interesting most days. Simply reading a recap generally suffices.

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

Also get rid of Lucas, Brad and Felix…the worse triangle ever going back and forth with each other: Brad and Felix, Brad and Lucas, Felix and Lucas, and so on…an uniteresting plot with three boring characters that goes nowhere…doesnt connect to other characters and plots…just a mindless filler and totally pointless!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

@ Shay Just so you and everyone else on here who posts I am having fun with most of this but at the same point I am saddened by the quality of the last 4 remaining soaps! With that being said here is how I handle a stressful situation I find myself in when I am watching a soap that is driving me crazy. I handle it like my little female dog if she can not play with it or she can not eat it she pees on it and walks away. 🙂

Shay
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Shay

@jimh…I don’t mind Brad and Lucas, as I think they could expand their mutual mob heritage and big bad babydaddies into an interesting storyline that would connect today’s canvas to some interesting characters and history of the past, but for the life of me, I cannot abide the presence of Felix. He is a third-wheel in that trio and an annoying busybody in all other aspects. Who died and made him social director for the nurses’ dating lives? It was bad enough (REALLY bad….) the way he obsessed on and constantly assisted Sappy in her non-stop pursuit of Patrick—-to the… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

“Laden with dead weight”. How completely accurate!!!!!!!!! There are at least 15 characters who could be written off tomorrow and no one would miss them or care. Say what you will about Jill Farren Phelps but she came onto Y and R and quickly got rid of a lot of characters that just weren’t working in pretty short order. None of them got s grand send off they just left town. Maria Bell bloated the cast with top flight talent from other shows but underdeveloped characters and bad writing will do in even the best of actors. Like…who the hell… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@k/kay….Well, not being a pet person, I will have to take your word for doggie behavior, but I feel as though that is what has happened to our soaps, particularly GH, courtesy of Ron C. and company. Hence, one needs to find some humor (even dark…) in the situation, or else we’d simply cry!!!! (And for the record, I already have one foot out the door….my viewing is becoming more and more infrequent. I just keep hoping that improvement, no matter how minute, might still happen…..)

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

Shay, maybe Brad and Lucas would be ok if Felix was out of the picture but for now this tiresome triangle goes nowhere and has no real connection to the other storylines…now if Lucas had been bisexual and slept with Sabrina…just teasing, i wont go there…lol…anyway i did like Brad at one time and his performance at the nurses ball but having Brad fall for Felix then sleeping with Lucas and then Lucas with Felix and none of them knowing whom they really want to be with is just too much for me to stomach…if it comes to an end… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@jimh….Exactly! We are on the same page…..I find the insertion of Felix into this storyline too much to bear, too….it is yet another gratuitous waste of time. There was no mutual chemistry or compelling reason for it to happen, it was merely an exercise in futility to occupy the intrusive Mr. DuBois until his BFF Sappy (ICK!) returns so he can run her life again…..without her he is like a lost puppy with no other purpose in life. In general, I don’t like triangles, unless they have truly appealing parties with real conflicts and strong motivations for their existence…..not just… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Anthony Geary is having the time of his life playing Fluke. He will be “Back” in October full time after recovering from two different back surgeries. Get well Tony!

Johnny
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Johnny

So……..Ron and Frank are the equivalent of weathermen EVERYWHERE!!!!! Weathermen are the ONLY profession alive who can have 0% accuracy in their job…and still keep their job. And so are Ron and Frank!!!! They came on this show promising fans one thing…and have completely delivered another thing to fans. They said no more mob…they said rebuild the Quartermaines…..they promised more vets…they have completely shit on the fans who care about this show. I am paging Wendy Riche and Claire Labine!!!!!!! Hard!!!!!!¡

su0000
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su0000

Johnny Johnny Johnny, Ron and Frank never made any promises.. They never ever said no more mob, but perhaps a cut back, and there has been.. the Mob is a cornerstone of GH, and long it should live.. As for the Q’s they tried, it did not work out out.. the old Q’s did not want to return, were retired or dead.. can not have newbies as a core family.. sometimes things fade away.. Haha Ron and Frank shit on you ahha.. well, you had best stand back before the flies come and all that nasty business.. I’m a huge… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Actually, they did make promises, su000, and no more mob was one of them. However, I’ll say this much: it may not be their fault that the mob has come back so strongly. Everyone should keep in mind that although they undoubtedly do play a large part in the decision making, neither Ron nor Frank has the final word. ABC still owns the show, and though Brian Frons may be gone, I don’t see any evidence that his successors meddle less, or have better ideas about what the show should be, than he did. I’d lay money that both the… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Sonnys office and the rrt gallery, they were in both places ..

su0000
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su0000

”art” gallery

dmr
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dmr

What would I like to see happen in Port Charles? More friendships. More relationships develop. More romance.

Shay
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Shay

In other words, what soaps are supposed to be all about, dmr!!!! I hear you! Unfortunately, it seems that on GH if you can’t hook it up, mess it up or blow it up, they don’t wanna know……

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Its a cheap promo for ratings. There will be no conclusion to this storyline until Tony comes back in October.

Johnny
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Johnny

What 60 year old women act like Lucy and Bobbie????? What a disgusting degrading portrayal of two women who were able to overcome an acrimonious past and bond through their shared tragedy of BJ’s death. And for Bobbie to proudly throw her hooker past in Lucy’s face as a form of bragging just about decimates every shred of dignity this character has earned over the past 36 years. Before they think about rolling on the floor fighting…they should be worried about breaking a hip. I wish Ron wrote characters instead of caricatures. I almost wish he would not have brought… Read more »

ces
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ces

wait, is that Bobbie?? I can’t tell underneath that blown up face of hers. She looks AWFUL. I can’t even watch her anymore!

Johnny
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Johnny

Ya….Bobbie….who tries so hard to shed her past as a hooker for 30 some years…now Ron has her bragging about being a whore and rolling on floors and beds with Lucy. Over Scott.

Shay
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Shay

Amen to that, Johnny! I chose the wrong episode to actually watch for the first time in over a week…those distasteful, over-the-hill sexcapades made me want to hurl. Thankfully, I wasn’t having my lunch at the same time! Back to the online recaps…..

Shay
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Shay

Johnny….I always enjoy your posts of moral indignation in regard to GH and its continual downhill trajectory in that respect, but on this particular thread you are on a right roll!!!! The revisionist aspects of every legacy character we have known and often loved in Port Charles over these lo so many decades is beyond reprehensible…it has left longtime favorites as nothing more than unrecognizable, inconsistent puppet-like figures prone to idiotic after idiotic action! Everyone, no matter their age or station in life, must now be a reprobate or deviant in some way…there are no adult role models, practically no… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

Wow Shay!!!!!! What an awesome letter!! I love big words and correct grammar and punctuation. Couple that with someone who is as horrified with the writing as I am….well its utter perfection!!! Let’s be friends!!! 🙂

Shay
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Shay

Absolutely, Johnny, and thank you for your complimentary reply! I also believe in giving credit where credit is due…..thus, your cogent, impassioned postings are always a treat and privilege to behold, not to mention, totally spot-on in content, as well! We kindred spirits must stick together in our desire to see GH improve and return to the show of excellence that it was for many of its 50+ year history. Until then, however….keep on critiquing!

janet
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janet

Maybe we will all be lucky. They can have a big mob shootout and no ones left standing. All dead. Winners the viewers! They did say they were getting rid of the mob and bringing back the Q’s they just didn’t say they would all be in body bags.

Johnny
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Johnny

I wish this mob shoot out will kill Sonny, Carly. Franco, Shawn, Jordan, Julian, Fluke, etc.

Johnny
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Johnny

It is uncanny how in tune this current regime is with what the viewers want!!! We have been begging for at least 20 years to showcase more and heightened mob violence….more innocent women and teenagers being brutally murdered…more shootouts….am am so glad they are finally listening to what the majority of viewers want!!!

su0000
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su0000

I’m for it!
GH has a mob.. I love it so do many others.. A soap like no others..
It rocks!!
I never seen anyone being ”’brutally” murdered.. just shot ..bang bang lol
nonetheless I could go for some brutality but GH has never offered it 🙁

The mob scenes are short lived, a scene or two of a shooting, I would like much more 🙂 The mob stuff is cool !! it is different, and that is good..

Shay
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Shay

Forgive me for asking, su00000000000000000!, but are you this delusional 24/7 or just on weekdays between the hours of 2:00 and 3:00pm? I really have wondered……

JustSaying
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JustSaying

It looks like Alexis house is being blown up. So HOPEFULLY she’ll revert back to being a Cassidine.

Ava may fake her death. Probably by the explosion.

And it seems like Sonny, Shawn and body guard walked into a trap.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Really don’t care that Sam and Silas are breaking up…

Kaffen
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Kaffen

Well some people care…..this is a mistake to me..

Fanny
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Fanny

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly… No matter what’s written,the writers will never be able to satisfy
all the FANS at same time, it’s an impossible feat.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I can’t stand Levi. I hope Maxi doesn’t marry him, it would be a big mistake. Plus he is using her so he won’t be deported. Don’t like his appearance at all. He is such a liar. He looks like milk toast and pasty face. Now Maxi doesn’t dress fashionably no more because she is with Levi. Not sophisticated anymore. Levi needs to go..

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Susan…I (also) CANNOT STAND Levi!!!!! (1) Levi’s so-called hairstyle (or whatever) is BEYOND LAME. (2) Levi ALWAYS LOOKS LIKE he has a stupid-ass grin plastered on his face. (3) Most of all, the sound of Levi’s voice makes me wanna rip out my own damn voice!!!!! Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!! M-O-R-O-N!!!!!

Susan…take care, dear. XOXOXOXOXO

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I agree, his hair style is awful. I hope Maxi see’s him for the fraud & liar he is.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Susan…as far as I’m concerned, that BLAND-AS-HELL character Levi adds NOTHING to GH. PERIOD!!!!!

Take care, Susan.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I agree 100%

BARBARA T LOVES ONE LIFE TO LIVE
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BARBARA T LOVES ONE LIFE TO LIVE

I AGREE WITH YOU SUSAN, I CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW MAXIE KEEPS FALLING FOR HIS CRAP.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

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Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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Maura West as Ava

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Airdate: 7-28/29-2022

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