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Today's GH: Florencia Lozano Delivers Another Heartbreaking Performance!

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Fans of both One Life to Live and General Hospital were in for an emotionally draining and riveting episode on today’s GH involving Florencia Lozano!  The powerhouse actress who has been known to deliver some heart-tugging performance during her time on OLTL as Tea Delgado, such as when she survived her cancer and the loss of her husband, Victor Jr., now in Port Charles had to endure the loss of her thought-to-be baby boy, Victor.  In key scenes, Tea is informed by Todd and John McBain that her baby died and the baby she had come to love was Sam’s!

Throughout the episode, Lozano’s Tea struggled to cope, grasp, and was taken to the depths of despair, until she has no choice but to say goodbye to the little boy she thought was hers one last time!  Kudos also belonged to Steve Burton (Jason) and Kelly Monaco (Sam) for some very tender moments reuniting with their son!

And if that was enough, GH managed to touch us even further when it was revealed that today’s was Robin’s birthday, in a bittersweet and emotional scene between Jason Thompson and Finola Hughes as Patrick and Anna.

But at the end of the day, it was Lozano who broke our hearts. And even though we have all seen the baby-switch storyline played out before, where a mother says goodbye to her child and then has to hand a baby over to the bio-mom, and even though some of the dialog we have heard before in prior versions of this tried and true soap opera storyline vehicle, it certainly was a showcase for Lozano’s acting chops!

So soapers, what did you think of the performance on today’s GH?  Let us know!

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Chris
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Chris

I loved Tea. I thought her performance was dead on. THEY NEED HER ON CONTRACT…YESTERDAY!!!!!!

emtk
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emtk

So true! Get Florencia Lozano a contract immediately GH! She could want to stay in Port Charles to be near the baby she’s grown to love. And she could have visitation rights.

MORGAN FARANTINO-CLARK.
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MORGAN FARANTINO-CLARK.

i would love it,but i don’t think so,i wish she wil stay on maybe for sonny.if brenda do not come back. but i will love her either way,she is a epitome of a SOAP STAR actress,people talk bout her badly on site called soapcentral but over at our site SOAP ACTRESS CENTRAL GH FORUM we adore,and love her so much she is a phoenomenal actress, TOP A+ talent,and we need more women like her on gh.i hope she stay. from morgan farantino-clark,moderator at SOAP ACTRESS Spotlight Online.www.soapactresscentral.com/GH

aria
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aria

i thought her performance was over the top, she seemed so loud in everything she did, it was finally at the end, when she’s saying goodbye to victor jr, that she toned it down, but overall i felt she came across overly dramatic and very loud.

SharonB
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SharonB

If that were You in real life wouldn’t you be loud? She is losing the baby she loves and she thinks she has lost Victor, Jr. which we know she hasn’t. If it were your baby you would be very loud and emotional also. She is having human feelings!

SZima
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SZima

Human feelings or not, Tea WAS way over the top in her acting. Subtlety does have it’s merits! (It also saves the ear drums.)

Aria
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Aria

Well I’m not saying or arguing about her reaction but the performance was over the top regardless, there’s no one right way to react to a situation like that. Many actress have done so I just felt she overkilled.

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marion
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Marion

I felt the same way about her aria, she was just way too loud and overly dramatic for my taste, too.

Ces
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Ces

I have to agree wiht Aria. I preferred her more subtle performance when she said goodbye to Victor, but her performance in John McBain’s face seemed a bit much. I was a little embarrassed to watch it and her tears didn’t seem very real quite honestly.

susan M.
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susan M.

I disagree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

If her performance was any less it would have been Unbelieveable…This is what I meant to say in my first comment!!!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I think a person in that situation would react in that way..It would get really emotionally…Having a child taken away from them & finding out it wasn’t theirs in the first place….Yes, it would get pretty tense to say the least….Her performance
was right on the mark…Any less it wouldn’t have been believeable….Yes it would be loud & VERY UPSETTING!!!! I think she did a acting performance!!!!!!!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I don’t care how loud she gets when she speaks her Spanish she has me sold a very pretty woman. I guess we are suppose to go ho hum another day huh I just lost a baby I have loved for months. The way she found out totally stupid and yes heartless.

Patrick
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Patrick

I love this woman… Florencia Lozano.

I think she played it…. shocked, to the system- horrified, with disbelief – her life was crashing… and she was looking to McBain and Todd… for any semblence of hanging on to Victor…. and Victor JR…. with hysteria.

i’d be in a catatonic state…. de-void.

I sobbed.

Christy
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Christy

I thought she played “hysterical” very well… but was oddly calm/angry when visiting Todd in police station. I’d still be lost… heartbroken… and weepy… not sure how many days later that was supposed to be, but I thought she was too precise on that visit to Todd. That kind of hurt would take a very long time to come to terms with.

Nikki
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Nikki

Over the top? Are you serious? This is not a type of storyline or reaction that you can be “subtle” with. Florenica played it BEAUTIFULLY and completely broke my heart. If you are so offended by the “loudness”, turn down your television volume and quit being so overcritical to a terrific actress.

Aria
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Aria

Yeah, like I said over the top just like you. Hey if you loved her performance then good for you. Different strokes for different folks. In my opinion it was overkill, in yours it wasn’t . It’s that simple so chill and don’t “over react” .

SharonB
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SharonB

They all did an amazing job as usual for them. It was very sad.Florencia Lozano is a fantastic actress especially in the tearjerking scenes! It was a nice quick end to a sad, emotionally don storyline,

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

I think thete will be double Emmys for Florencia and Susan Flannery on B and B next year! And Kelly Monaco for supportin.

Nikki
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Nikki

AGREE! I cannot believe that Florencia, Susan, or Kelly have not been nomminated in most recent Emmys.

MORGAN FARANTINO-CLARK.
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MORGAN FARANTINO-CLARK.

sorry to me kelly monanco was luke-warm ONLY ,she did nothing amazing but florencia did, love her,and clearly the better actress in the scene exhibited,sam too calm. way too calm,over the top thinking your baby just die,i THINK NOT. emmy for kelly nope,but for florencia YEP and i can’t wait to see it.

from morgan.

Brian
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Brian

Was so good to watch yet so sad all at the same time.

( I still hold on to some hope that OLTL will resurface in some way, some where)

jenny
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jenny

sorry I am not a fan of hers. Except for yesterday, every scene she was in she was always shrieking and yelling and always cutting people off when they tried to explain things to her. This past week when she was yelling her head off non-stop, I kept feeling the urge to smack her and to tell her to STFU so that someone could talk to her and make her understand what had happened. So I do I want more of her annoying, over the top yelling acting methods? Hell no! Not unless I want to go deaf or have… Read more »

Tina
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Tina

As you say mute the scenes of Florencia if she’s to loud for you or you think she is over acting. I think there is more to your feeling about her than her acting. L

Nikki
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Nikki

Wow. Your comments are incredibly childish. You are mad because she was “cutting people off”, did you ever stop to think it was scripted that way? Also she was yelling and upset because 1.) the child she thought to be hers was KIDNAPPED and almost KILLED, 2.) she discovered that the baby was indeed NOT her own. I’d like to see how your superior acting skills would hold up with material such as that- probably not a great performance. If you think she was “too loud” turn down your volume.

leslie
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leslie

Florencia was outstanding in these scenes!! Shes beautiful and strong and really made us feel her emotions. Two thumbs up!!

kathleen johnson
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kathleen johnson

She is such a great actori know why we watched oltl the acting was always so great and for being loud why notbshe is losiing her child and can not do anything to stop it

heidi
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heidi

Florenzia was superb as the grieving mother. Love her character and would like to see more when we learn Victor is really alive. They can’t really have her around the baby anymore so it would seem she needs to go back to Llanview or stay for a bit longer to see that Todd gets what he deserves. The other thing about Monday and Tuesday’s episodes that affected me was the thought of losing Steve Burton when the baby is back and he is his real father. I soooooo wish that Steve were not leaving or that we knew he was… Read more »

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Florencia Lozano was Awesome yesterday onGH! I think she played like it would have been in real life. All kinds of emotions, wanting it all Not to be True, But knowing deep down it was true! Kudos to FL and to Kelly M and Steve B too!,

Jamie
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Jamie

OMG, That woman is chill inducing and just AMAZING as an actress. I so wish they would put her on contract!!!

Jeffery
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Jeffery

The whole thing was a mess and complete failure on GH’s part. I adore Florencia. She is a wonderful actress but you’d never know it thanks to the terrible scripts she’s been handed. Over the top doesn’t even begin to describe. I’ve never been a fan of Sam but as of this week her character was completely assassinated by the writers as far as I’m concerned. To refuse Tea even the slightest moment to hold the child she’s been nurturing for months is selfish at best, criminal even. I am so disappointed in the lousy direction this show has taken.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

that struck me, as well. it was out of character for Sam….

Sam and Jason both acknowledged how loved and cared for “their” son was…. ie: they were looking at pictures of son and Tea on their cell phone…

you know… course they don’t know… that Tea was holding on to Victor past and memories… and Victor JR. was “all” she had left… it was heartbreaking for Tea.

hopefully, wishful thinking… Tea continues to visit port charles…

all things considered, with Heather… down to the wire… she was grilling… Anna… about Robin… thereby, giving us more Heather… down the road.

Christine
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Christine

“To refuse Tea even the slightest moment to hold the child she’s been nurturing for months is selfish at best, criminal even.”

Gentlemen, I understand your side, but I also think it was Sam’s emotions being allover the place. She was desperate to have him one minute, scared to hold him the next. I can understand how she would feel with Tea wanting the baby back. Sam did do right by Tea in the end, but I understand her not wanting to let the baby go to anyone.

Patrick
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Patrick

it was in the next day’s episode…that Tea had the chance to say goodbye…

she asked Sam… if she could hold “victor, jr.” one, last time….

heartbreaking… gut-wrenching…

now, it’s, Sam’s time…

how will the “show” end, with Sam and Jason… its all been a tearjearker… ALL good.

Connie
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Connie

I agree with Chris. Florencia is an amazing actress. The raw emotion of her performance was heart wrenching.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Tea is always fantastic! It’s really sad that all these great OLTL actors were fired. She ‘s one of a great group.

Rodd
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Rodd

It was gut-wrenching. I felt the same way when the characters gave birth and the babies were switched. I can understand how Aria might feel that Florencia was a bit over the top, but like Sharon B wrote, if you consider how you might react if it were your child, you might be loud, too. I had to rationalize how some of the scenes played out because they didn’t make sense to me from a staging standpoint. If it had been me, I think Todd and John would have been thrown into the walls for standing in my way and… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I do not care for baby-switch storylines, and would have preferred for Tea to have her baby and live happily ever after. how wonderful for the day when Victor Jr. is resurrected (I don’t like those plotlines either) that he would be reuinted wit his wife and suprrised by a son.

But the actress rocks her scenes all the time,. This was no exception.

TnT 2.0 Forever
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TnT 2.0 Forever

I co-sign this comment 100%. TSJ and FL are the best, can’t wait to see them reunited on my T. V. screen.

Jim H
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Jim H

It was a great story with great performances It makes me miss OLTL even more. ABC WAKE UP Bring back OLTL and dump THE CHEW You will have the 2 best shows in daytime.

Blake
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Blake

She is always such a strong actress, GH would be smart to get her on contract.

Christine
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Christine

I have seen baby switch stories before, but never as a MOTHER myself. I felt so bad for Sam when she was given the dead baby, but I did not cry until she was reunited with her baby, and not to forget to mention when she was told her son did not die. I have 1 and 3-year-old boys myself. I could not imagine going through what either of these characters has. I was crying tears of joy, tears of sadness. It made me very grateful for the lengths that my hospital went through to make sure my boys did… Read more »

BOnnie
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BOnnie

She is a wonderful actress and has always been a screamer, that is what makes her fun to watch.

kiera
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kiera

I thought she was really very good as well but I also thought she was given the best dialogue and the most time to convey her POV of anyone in that while story and in that whole episode. The real parents stood around spinning the same dialogue over and over in their super short scenes while she ranted and raved- and rightly so- begging for an explanation that should have come one episode earlier. In that episode FL chewed up every last bit of scenery in her long scenes, while the babies parents stood around wondering, like me, why someone… Read more »

James
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James

FL knocked it out of the park. She is a strong actress. Her acting was not over the top it was real. My partner and I were sobbing by the time the show ended. Get this woman on contract. GH needs someone to contrast the whispering talented types like KellyM.

Jim
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Jim

Some people scream and some don’t. She’s had plenty to scream about, and I’d watch her sitting on a stool, screaming names out of the the phone book. People around here need to cut her some slack. You act like she’s a leper or something. That’s how she chooses to portray Tea’s emotions. Delgado has always been emotional and hot blooded. She’s a terrific, engaging actress who goes big with her work and there’s nothing wrong with that.

So, Flo, you, a chair, and a phone book. I’d watch you any day.

Jared
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Jared

I love Tea and Florencia! She is one of the premier actresses in all of daytime, maybe even all of television. I wish that Tea could stay on GH full time.

Beacon
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Beacon

Florencia is a graduate from the Judith Light School of Overacting.

Tina
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Tina

I would rather see the acting style of Florencia, than the whispering style , and grabbing the sides of my face and pulling it down in ever scene said actress is in.

susan M.
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susan M.

She didn’t OVERACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Judith Light was good on OLTL all those years ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (KAREN)Should she have been calm & reserved….Oh My Not my baby ,Oh Golly Gee!!!!!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I mean Tea to be calm & reserved!!!!!

larkin
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larkin

Florencia ROCKS.

I am grateful to TPTB for keeping part of OLTL alive. That said, it’s a little disturbing that the main storylines have centered on the deaths of two OLTL kids.

grandma
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grandma

It was stupid phyliss getting off all charges, it should have been paul but the writing is much better

susan M.
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susan M.

What are you talking about???????????? Who’s stupid phyliss????

Annick
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Annick

Florencia is that damn good. She is just a rock star. Simply Brilliant.

General Hospital

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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Cameron Mathison Joins General Hospital

Big casting news! Daytime favorite, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) is heading to General Hospital.  

Mathison, who will finish up his run as co-host of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family when its final season ends in August, will be joining the ABC soap opera.

No word yet on what role Cameron will play and when he will debut.  Deadline broke the news of the newest GH cast member,

Throughout his acting career, Mathison has earned two Daytime Emmy Supporting Actor nominations in 2002 and 2004 for his work on AMC.

In a statement on joining the legacy series, Cameron said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the General Hospital family!  Incredibly grateful to (Executive Producer) Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me in such an iconic show.  I feel like a kid at Christmas, as I’ll also be continuing making Hallmark movies and be part of that family as well.  So so excited… thank you!”

So excited that Cameron is coming to Port Charles? What role will he or should he play? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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