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Veronica Cartwright To Appear In Secret Role On General Hospital

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Now here’s an intriguing bit of casting news out of General Hospital. According to an item from EW.com, Veronica Cartwright (Aliens, L.A Law) will appear on the ABC daytime drama series in a secret role.

The tidbit on her part that was revealed is that she will share scenes with Maura West (Ava Jerome).

Cartwright’s first episode will air sometime in early July and it will be a five episode arc.

Last seen in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,. Cartwright has worked in TV and film since 1961 amassing a huge amount of acting credits including the motion pictures: Witches of Eastwick, The Right Stuff, plus the above mentioned credits.

So what would Cartwright’s mystery role have to do with Ava J.?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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su000
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su000

I Never heard of her.. So- eehh
I never heard of this guy, Brody Lovett, either.
But- I got an email telling he’s coming to GH for a long stay.. he’s from OLTL..
I hope he won’t be Dante or Nichols..
He best be a new whoever.

Timmm
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Timmm

Brody Lovette, the new Lucky?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Laura DOES need her son Lucky–and her son Nickolas.

Celia
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Celia

Hello, T,
Great guess, I’d say—-Lucky….Ava’s new love interest?

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Oh, please, no. . . . I love Ava, but . . . no, let’s keep Lucky out of her orbit, please. How about Lucky comes back and rescues Liz from the clutches of Franco?

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree, a Lucky, Liz, Franco triangle.

JJ would ONLY come back if Tony were still there so yeah, lets recast Lucky and move forward.

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Michael—I just threw Lucky in there for kicks—-I know who he is but, I wasn’t watching when he was a permanent fixture on GH. I agree with you—I like Franco ( sort of) and I love Miss Lizzie, but separately. This must be the most boring couple!! Seriously!! I don’t know Lucky’s personality. However, I do know Ava’s….. she bresthes sexy “fayah” from every pore—-she’s all woman!! Not too many men have the power to tame the Sinuous Siren!! I would think Kevin, with his gentlemanly comportment, hides a beast ( in a loving but arduous way—not a’ la… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

That would be fine with me. JJ is clearly not coming back, and it’s time to accept that and recast. Mark Lawson would be a fine choice.

Sonniorsolita
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Sonniorsolita

If Mark Lawson (the actor who played Brody) is coming to GH, that would be fantastic news. He’s charming, funny and likable and also can play serious stuff. I would tune in again to see him!

Sugarbehr
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Sugarbehr

Look up Veronica on IMDB. A storied career. Maybe you should get out more.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hi su000. Veronica starred in a movie which went into wide release the very same day GH first aired, April 1st, 1963…The Birds, in which she played Cathy. In the movie Cathy turned 11, but in real life the actress turned 13 and cast and crew threw her a party on set. I’ve always liked her. She was good in Alien, but many of her scenes were cut, most likely so as not to upstage the star, the wife/or would be wife of that movie’s director. Possibly my favorite movie starring her was the first remake of Invasion of the… Read more »

su000
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su000

Hi !! 🙂
those movies were before my time on earth, but-
I saw a ‘Body Snatchers’ movie, a new version I assume, and it was very good..and it had a totally new cast I’d imagine.
4ever DAYS, visit more often 🙂

Harry
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Harry

SuOO, the classic movies are before EVERYBODY’s time! I know you like to remind everyone how young you think you are but this line is getting, ahem, rather OLD! George Washington was before my time too but I do know he was our first president of the United States. You are missing out by electing not to watch Hitchcock masterpieces like The Birds, Vertigo and Rear Window. Check out TCM–they are always playing brilliant classic movies.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL! Perfect response, Harry (no offense, Su). But…ditto!

Celia
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Celia

Hi, 4ever,
Thanks for that info-❤️—–THE BIRDS!! Of course!! No wonder she looks so familiar. I simply couldn’t place her—I have seen every Hitchcock movie.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hello, Celia! I’m happy I came back to this thread to see your response. I don’t get notices like I should. I hope you’re doing well, cc. I miss the old version of Michael’s site. This one is harder (and slower) for me to navigate, but I’ll check in every once in a while. BTW, I have almost every Hitchcock movie on DVD, and on ‘The Birds’ DVD special features, Veronica is interviewed and shows a signed drawing from Hitch to her for her 13th birthday with the words “To Veronica, the woman I love.” I’m happy that didn’t turn… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Awwww, 4ever—-so glad to ‘see’ you here—it’s been a while!! Yes, MF’s ‘new version’ seems to be somewhat more impersonal, but it’s nice to still be in touch , albeit not as frequently. As yourself, my grandparents have an endless stash of every film ever made—-they were cinephiliacs, equipped with gigantic TV screen and seats—their basement looks like a movie theater; including TV shows—drama, comedy, cartoons, sit-coms—-everything and anything under the sun!! And, Hitchcock is at the top of the list!! I hope you have been well yourself—- I know Days is your fave,…..I do hope it picks up some… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Brody ( I remember him from OLTL) has a gorgeous face, SusieQ—-a bit too short, for my taste. Perfect for Lulu; but, not as a Dante recast. He could be one of the “dates” she has lined up as part of her effort to “catch a thief”?
I don’t know who the lady is, either—-but she’s beautiful–those eyes!!

Jimh
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Jimh

su..have you been on another planet-lol..dont you know anybody-lol

su000
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su000

hi Jimh..
I was never a big watcher of TV.. and most all those people were before I was on earth, I think LOL
And there was no TV in Iraq.
But- y’all will fill me in on who is who.

Jimh
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Jimh

su..if you never know who someone is..just Google and read about them…sometimes i dont know who someone is so i check them out=and a few times i still dont know who they were-lol

Harry
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Harry

Jim, what is Google? I have never heard of it. It must be before my time.

su000
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su000

Harry ! No worries, I’m here for you 🙂 Google got its start in 1996 — but it wasn’t called that at first. The company originated with an idea formulated by Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page, who were both Stanford PhD students at the time. They came up with BackRub, a revolutionary search engine that would rank web pages based on how many other web pages linked back to them, a process they called PageRank. The BackRub name didn’t last long. They quickly decided that a “googol” — the number one with a hundred zeroes after it — better… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

may this; PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE see a NEW LEASE and/or simply a refluffing of this mega-watt femme fetale … after all that Kevin/Ryan edge… what else can she want? Ava will adorn the cover of Crimson… is now embroiled AND sizzling with Veronica Cartright… this dame struck gold : “The Birds” w/Suzanne Pleshette and Tippi Hedren ; AND ran the gamut w/ “The witches of EAstwick” Cher, Michelle Pfieffer, Susan Sarandon. Veronica Cartwright is truly that character actor who holds her own. “love her” no one, will ever forget mother Ava w/Kiki. EVER. this was a magical mother/daughter it’s really… Read more »

DMRR
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DMRR

“Carson” is almost as boring as “Jasam.” & The Hair-Flippin’, Stomping, “Ya Know” Laura Wright is almost as unbearable as her Creepy Boy Toy. She adds “ya know” at the end of every sentence.
Now Maura, I love Maura!

su000
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su000

hi DMRR..
before the writers went ape crazy with Ava, I wanted Sonny and Ava coupled..
The merging of a Jerome and Corinthos would have been blasting! And- never boring.
Sonny and Ava a true dramatic soap couple, for sure.
Sonny and Carly are a total zero ..

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

That would have been dynamite, I must admit, su000.

DMRR
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DMRR

I love Maura West. Ava is a great character, has chemistry with everyone.

Harry
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Harry

“Peter and Maxie are the most exciting, riveting, romantic soap couple ever!” said no one ever. The same is true of Jason and Sam. They keep saying, “OH it’s so wonderful to be together again and not keep it a secret.” I was never cognizant that Sam and Jason were apart. It’s like they are trying to breathe in conflict into JASAM in order to make them exciting–they’re even hitching a ride on the Shiloh Train with the hope that it might make this positively somnolent coupling wake up. It’s not working!

DMRR
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DMRR

Poor Kirsten Storms is being saddled by “The Boyfriend.” He is so creepy and smarmy. Laura Wright’s attempting at propping him up have failed BIG time. Jason & Sam are so boring. The Dawn of the Dead storyline is a dud. I did laugh at the Alexis & Diane scenes, and I like Neil. Julian is being saddled by Kim “Zero.” It’s so disappointing, what this show has become.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like Wes (Peter). A lot. Great looking and I love his demeanor. I think, unfortunately, that Kristen Storm as Maxi has lost her edge. I don’t know if it’s Kristen or if it’s the current lack of writing for Maxi but there’s nothing left of the bubbly, fun character Maxi used to be. I get that she’s older now and has suffered loss…but she just hasn’t had much of anything to do/sayand when she does it’s just flat. And it seems that the writers are determined to make Maxi/Peter as asexual as a couple can be. If they’re not… Read more »

DMRR
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DMRR

They are boring; although, I can’t think of any couple that has chemistry…?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi DMRR; I think Chase and Willow have fantastic chemistry; also like Kevin and Laura. And I LOVE the new shrink, Neal, and think he and Alexis would be great together.

DMRR
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DMRR

Oh, I like the new shrink, too! WOW!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yes! There’s just something about him…his dry wit, sarcasm and intelligence. Patience. Demeanor…great character! He’s the normal in the midst of crazy. 😉

Satan
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Satan

Whiny Heiny is a ridiculous character and the writing for him is even more ridiculous. Example, last week there was a scene where he & Maxie were discussing a potential “unauthoirized” visit to the WSB facility where Dante is supposedly going through deprogramming or therapy or whatever it is. (Hopefully the one thing he is NOT going through is a recast, but that’s a whole other thread) Heiny thinks this would be a bad idea, because Maxie’s dad is the head of the WSB and certainly her face would be in their database. Which is true, of course. But an… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Satan: Peter did mention his fear regarding how the WSB would view him once they actually got to the WSB headquarters; (albeit after the fact) but, I, as viewer, don’t hold Peter responsible for any of his crimes. He was emotionally abused his entire life. If the real criminals in Port Charles live a cushy little life with a cushy new kitchen, I don’t think an abused boy who grew to be an abused man should feel guilty for anything. As for being Anna’s son? I’m holding out hope he is; and that Scorpio is his father. Robin and Peter,… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@DMRR…..There is simply too much deadweight hanging around Port Charles….Kim, Peter, NuNina, Hayden (Again…really?????) and numerous other meaningless characters are dragging down the entire show…Paired with both the appalling cult and various equally lackluster storylines, GH has hit a real low. With such a great core of talented vets like Anna, Robert, Laura, Kevin, and yes, the more recent, yet incomparable, Dr. O, it’s time to return Port Charles to its former greatness and quit messing with what made it a success in the first place: mystery, adventure and a healthy dose of romance!

Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

Perhaps Veronica is filling in for Ilene Kristen as Ava’s mom.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I had that thought, too. It would be a great disappointment, if so, and I would accept it only if for some reason Ilene just can’t do it (schedule conflicts, health reasons, etc.).

DMRR
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DMRR

Another actress/character that we don’t need. They are incapable and inept at writing for the onslaught of characters already on the canvas. Yet, Mr. Laura Wright continues to have “storylines” (boring, as they may be), love interests (zero chemistry), and a ticket to the GH Convention and meet & greets (brought to you by his mama bear girlfriend). SAD.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

It’s 5 episodes. Calm down.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

is there any way that she might be Ava’s mother?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Delia Ryan is Ava’s mother.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Ryan & Kevin’s mother?

Patrick
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Patrick

^^^^ your idea ; could be HUGE

read on the ABC soap mag. an unexpected turn you never saw coming… and the cover had a pic of Jon Lindstrom’ Kevin

who knows ? i’m just so jazzed that this keeps a vet… who’s sterling ACT is triggering and cementing his LEAD ACTOR qualified

no?

he ups the ante on so… – many – levels for ALL fans

just Wow!

Satan
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Satan

Nope. Just checked. Mrs. Chamberlain is still in Hell where she belongs.

Alberto Guajardo
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Alberto Guajardo

A recast for Delia, Ava’s mom?

knotsamc
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knotsamc

hope not

Louise
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Louise

Ava’s mom maybe

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Oh please, please do not let her be Ryan and Kevin’s child abusing mother. I don’t know if I could bear watching something of that nature.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Just 5 episodes??

Jimh
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Jimh

She be Kevin/Ryans cray cray mom who thinks Ava has been taken over by body snatches who invade PC and turned her into an Alien-lol

Renee
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Renee

Brody Lovett, I think was his name on OLTL.But, I may remember it wrong.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

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

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