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THIS WEEK ON GH: Sexy Summer Surprises and Secrets! – Watch the Promo!

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Talk about cranking it up a notch! Check out this new promo for this week’s General Hospital!

As John and Sonny have their final showdown over what happened to McBain’s sister, Sam searches for the truth believing her baby is alive, and the recent revelation that the audience knows that Sam’s baby is actually Jason’s, and add all that to the summer heat and lovin’ going on in Port Charles, and there is plenty of action on GH.

But perhaps the most interesting; is the moment where Luke and Anna jump into each others arms and end up against the door! Could this be the start of the Luke and Anna romance? We dig the idea.  How about you?  Weigh in and let us know what you think of  Luke/Anna romance and all the on-goings in Port Charles!

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Cindy
Cindy

LOL, I can’t wait to see Tracy walk in on Luke and Anna in bed together!

Gh fan
Gh fan

Luke Spencer is a repulsive character. Can’t believe they are throwing the once great character of Anna Devane under that bus…

Bring back Robert ASAP

Avelina loves Santorini Greece
Avelina loves Santorini Greece

I love the character od Robert Scorpio and would love to see him again.

Moviegal
Moviegal

Tristan Rogers is heading back to Y&R so he’s not available.

susan M.
susan M.

John McBain come back to Port Charles … Only a short vist back to Llanview….I want him back on GH ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

barbara t
barbara t

I think he is only going to landview for a visit and we are going to visit landview to, I heard they are making sets of our favorite place so Don’t worry I don’t think we lost Our John Mcbain.

dave
dave

GH is whack and lame, I dvr epi’s but end of deleting them because I know the story lines are horrible and the characters have become so annoying. It also lacks diversity.

susan M.
susan M.

Aren’t you being a bit harsh………………..I am enjoying GH these days…I see nothing wrong with the story lines or the charcters…. I didn’t like it before with all the shootem up stories…………………………………Revenge & vendettas…I like it a lot these days….

Christy
Christy

I think it would be funny if Luke had a ‘day-mare’ of waking up between Tracy and Anna – him sitting up in bed and both of them completely knocked out on either side of him and maybe Heather could walk in with a breakfast tray like it’s no big deal. That would be funny!

barbara t
barbara t

That would be funny, better then having Anna and Luke together for real, I said it’s a bad dream, No way do I want to see Luke and anna together, That picture above with those two kissing seems creepy to me I don’t like it, I hope I don’t have to look away when ever those two will be on, I don’t have one of those ff machines, guess I could use one now.

david
david

I agree. Creepy and gross to see Anna throw herself at and jump on Luke. Not sure who, if anyone, will find this appealing. Not looking forward to this.

david
david

I like Luke and Tracy together. I was hoping they would be reunited with Anthony’s death. Isn’t that what Luke wanted? But now he can’t keep his hands off of Anna? What a dog.

lisa
lisa

Anna and Luke ? Interesting for a lark – but I think ultimately Luke and Tracy belong together.

barbara t
barbara t

That’s how I feel to I like Tracy and luke, Have to find someone else for Anna. Right now I can’t figure out who that should be.

David Larsson
David Larsson

Anna + Luke = No.

barbara t
barbara t

I say no to.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I like Luke with Tracy, but this does sound good.

barbara t
barbara t

Maybe it’s a bad dream that Luke is having because he is screwed up over tracys kiss yesterday, He wasn’t expecting it, I like Tracy and luke together they are cute, We have to come up with a nice man for Anna she can’t stay single for long, but a roll in the hay with a friend not going to work. Anna move out as soon as you can, go live with Patrick and Emma they need you. Would be nice if your ex Dr. David hayward from all my children decided to pop up in port charles they were good together. and I have always said they have unfinished business together, FORGET LUKE HE BELONGS WITH TRACY.

Disgusted
Disgusted

Why must every woman over the age of 40 on this show want Luke Spencer? I mean seriously on what planet would this even remotely resemble reality?

Another great female character sacrificed at the alter of Luke Spencer. Laura, Holly, Felicia, Tracy, heather and now Anna. ENOUGH Already

David Larsson
David Larsson

I don’t mind Laura, Holly, and Tracy being with Luke. But the rest I have a problem with. Felicia has no chemistry with the man. Anna and Luke together is just awkward to watch. And Heather – her whole “history” with Luke is just an ill-written retcon by former head writer Bob Guza. The fact that Ron chose to continue this “relationship” angers me to no end.

Marisa
Marisa

I agree about your points on Laura, Holly, Tracy, and Felicia. I think the chemistry is great betwenn Luke and Anna but, I do not think they should be a couple. I don’t think Ron is trying to put Luke and Heather together as a couple. I think he is using Luke to illustrate Heather’s mental illness.

david
david

This is the funniest comment and so true. I don’t get him either. In what reality would an intelligent, self-respecting woman want this alcoholic, has-been, broke, drifting, unemployed, con artist? Only in a soap opera where he is a lead character and she has no choice because she doesn’t dictate the storyline.

MK
MK

I also hated that they made him the Patriarch of the show. Alan Q had his flaws but he grew up and became respectable (The closest thing to Steve Hardy) Luke will never be Alan or a Steve.

Patrick
Patrick

LOL! (David) that is one of the funniest posts…. too funny! I never thought of him that way… Mr. Grifter… I like how he just scams his hotel room and meals, from niece Carly. she just signs off on his BILLS. or, you can always find Luke, in his casino/bar…. preaching he’s not an alcoholic… as his kids come to visit.

We Need Bobbi! Jackie Zeman! NOW!

barbara t
barbara t

Disgusted, I am as Disgusted as you are. no luke and anna. Love your post.

susan M.
susan M.

Yes, no Luke & Anna…Luke & Tracy !!!!!!

kay/kay
kay/kay

Disgusted! Right On Mr. Geary in my book was never a romantic lead he was good with Genie Francis decades ago. But then a lot of people had problems with that pairing. Just Yuck. Look they are doing the same thing over at Y&R with EB. Just creepy! I can’t wait until Anna finds out about Luke’s lie concerning Robert S— will hit the fan!

Possum
Possum

The worst actress right now on GH is Starr (Kristen Alderson). Of all the talented actors and actresses out there could they not find someone who could act. A paper bag has more talent.

susan M.
susan M.

Why are some soap fans knocking down Starr?????// Again I like Starr & see nothing wrong with her acting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I “m going to have to disagree on this one…

susan M.
susan M.

I’m a OLTL soap fan.. And like seeing them on GH…..I’m a loyal soap fan of OLTL…….

barbara t
barbara t

I agree with you Susan m there’s nothing wrong with Starr or her acting.

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

sam and jason ……coming soon

barbara t
barbara t

Who knows, the way he has treated Sam it may be a while, he is going to have to buy a lot of flowers, candy, and some jewelry, and he better start talking his way out of all the things he has done to Sam, first why he thought of himself instead of Sam when they thought she was raped by that franco guy. then having John beaten up, because of his actions the baby, Wink, wink, is dead also telling her to put the baby up for adoption, Myself, it would be a cold day in hell before I would ever forgive Jason. Guess we will see in time what will happen with those two.

Aimee Kaiser
Aimee Kaiser

I love watching any kind of interaction between Anna & Luke! There’s an electricity there that needs to be explored. However, a large part of their appeal for me was watching that build up & tension, originating in grief & friendship into perhaps more…and while they definitely need to hookup for a bit, I do think that ultimately Luke should end up long term with Tracy.
I hope it’s done in a serious manner, similar in format to the depth of their friendship thus far. Personally, I tend to think soap love scenes can be awkward/cheesy at times, so I’m hoping this will be fairly cool. Don’t get me wrong, I too like watching a good hookup(hehe), but sometimes less is more, and it would be cool to see it shot in a different way. Regardless, I am looking forward to watching Anything between these two amazing actors…and so grateful the gorg Finola is back! Especially excited to see what Heather is going to try to do to Anna (would love a Grant Putnam-esque s/l…and then Faison rescues)! Exciting stuff!
P.S. Seriously…just now realizing after writing these long winded opinions, that I am completely addicted to GH again. I blame Frank Valentini & Finola!

Jeff
Jeff

Watch it Possum, all the rabid OLTL fanatics will hunt you down LOL

barbara t
barbara t

Hey jeff, I am a fan of general hospital and One life to l’ve watch both soaps since the beginning almost 50 years for gh, From all the posts I have read here and at other sights the general hospital fans are the most Rabid of them all lol.

susan M.
susan M.

What is going to happen with John’s character now that he is going back to Llanview to be back with Natalie & baby Liam….Is he taking a little vacation & be back on GH…One of the resons I watch GH is I like seeing Michael Easton on it……Will he be back in Port Charles??????? I thought he’s part of the GH cast now…..He better be stayin…………………

aria
aria

I love both Luke and Anna, but not together, wish this wasn’t happening, a storyline of friendship would of been more unique, but like i’ve said before, RC and FV are about putting every soap cliche into a show, its like they can’t help themselves to go for the obvious, they lack imagination, or originality.

SZima
SZima

I agree about Luke and Anna…I like them as friends, but watching them kiss was incestous.

I also agree about RC&FV…they couldn’t write an original idea if their lives depended on it. Everything they’ve done so far has been a re-hash of OLTL.

david
david

Will somebody please stop the train wreck of violence on GH? Today, I listened to Sonny recount the death of McBain’s sister by some mobster’s son and watched Connie relive her rape by the same man. Can’t GH have a storyline that doesn’t involve murder, rape, or violence? The mobster’s son will probably be played by Richard Steinmetz (see Michael’s May 24, 2012 report on GH casting news).

barbara t
barbara t

I think you are right about Richard Steinmetz.

barbara t
barbara t

Hopefully general hospital will continue after this summer, I heard that Luke will not be going on any long vacation this year I hope it’s not the end of our soap, anyway here is some news just left tv line.com and they are showing Katie courics first promo, Looks like a toothpaste advertizement to me looks like she is selling her teeth, what a waste of daytime tv I believe that katie and Oprah are two of the most over rated ladies on television, we could loose general hospital because of her now that abc put good afternoon america on where that awful revolution was. How I hate abc.

susan M.
susan M.

Don’t watch K. couric & her ratings will flop just like The Revolution did….

barbara t
barbara t

Don’t forget abc just gave us another road block starting july 9th with that good afternoon america more news crap show, we have to continue to stay away from that 2 o’clock hour, Abc said if that show does good in the ratings for nine weeks it stays.

susan M.
susan M.

That’s another show I will put on my boycott list of shows not to watch EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!Another news crap show…ABC is so reptiative …We have so many news shows , cooking shows, info-reality……They seem to come up with the same borins shows….These shows aren’t anythin new…….Same old CRAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give us our stories not this JUNK!!!!!!

susan M.
susan M.

Same boring shows…ABC needs a reality check………They have the same old Ideas…That will not work out with the soap fans…WE WANT OUR STORIES!!!!Erika Sleszak is enjoying spending time with her family & sleeping late..She said she misses her daily working schedule from OLTL..I read this in the soap digest magazine today (Sat)………………

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Anna and Luke? Only a temporary coupling. There is nothing but years of non-sexual friendship for them to build on. In real life that may be enough for a marriage of mature individuals, but on the soaps it isn’t. Luke will in some way reunite with Laura, even if it is on his deathbed, and Anna will find a way to reunite with Robert. Luke and Anna make good friends and entertaining roommates. Anything more is a tease but nothing more.

susan M.
susan M.

Can’t see Luke with Anna..It’s like mixing apples and oranges together….They don’t make a good couple.. They should stay friends…..Luke should go with TRACY…. She would make life interesting & it would never be boring….

Patrick
Patrick

I don’t have a strong opinion… for either, or… cause, i’m a big Skyy fan… Skyy with Luke was a big deal… and throw in Lorenzo.. and this was a hot trio…

1. when Anna was at the police station…. and Luke was “released” and she asked him to not get arrested again… any time soon… and he stroked/carressed her chin… LOL.. i think… it was touching the way she smiled… and revealed a woman… as the new commissioner.

2. when Luke and Tracy were eating “lobster” in their bibs and locked lips… and Luke telling Lulu… that was unexpected… i actually thought Tracy looked like a real woman. as tracy told Luke… “i want you back”.

so… it’s a teaser to see what happens. wouldn’t it be a fun reveal… to see heather’s obsession over Luke… experience or let us glimpse a natural “normal” feeling of intimacy. so, as to bring to the audience she’s not a complete nut case.

barbara t
barbara t

You know I liked Skye with luke to, she should come back her last visit was to short.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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