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William deVry On His Status With GH: "I Just Can't Comment Now. Thanks For The Love. Always The Love."

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General Hospital fans, and those of Julexis, have certainly let their voices be heard via the outpouring of support for one of their favorite gents on the soaps, William deVry (Julian).

Since word got out that contract negotiations had reached an impasse, between Will and the ABC daytime drama series during GH’s summer hiatus, fans have asked the actor directly via social media if he is staying with the show, or if had been rumored is true that he actually finished taping his last episode before the summer production break.

deVry today answered to inquiring minds on Twitter: “Guy’s. I just can’t comment now. Thanks for the love. Always the love. I heard #Julexis was on the other day?”

So, are you hoping Will is staying put in Port Charles? Do you think Julian is being written-off the canvas? Share your thoughts and hopes in the comment section below.

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Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

uh-oh…that doesn’t sound good. if he “heard” that Julexis was on the other day that means he’s not following the story…has tuned out.

He might be under orders via his contract to not announce his departure; otherwise fans may lose interest in even watching the last few weeks of his taping knowing the outcome.

Still, until we get the definitive word, I’m holding out hope. By a thread..but holding.

Gary
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Gary

Are you still holding on? Have you been able to help at all with negotiations? Do you speak with the bigwigs and offer any assistance or story or budget ideas? I am sure you could be of service and put in charge of something or someone. Be with Alexis or even maybe be Alexis as an understudy and try on the clothes and if anything were to happen- oopsie- you would be Alexis for real and everything would be awesome.

Kevin
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Kevin

Make me cry laughing. All about Eve. Or Steve- we don’t really know. Makes you wonder. Why there is not a mental health line number attached to every page on here.

Samantha Whyte
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Samantha Whyte

STAY!!! Ugh I need him to stay!

Lucille Ramella
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Lucille Ramella

All us Julexis fans would agree Samantha!!!

Vicki
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Vicki

Amen. This couple is watchable and the 2 actors are amazing, If he leaves what does that mean for NLG. Scenery chewing and kid care? ABC is being ridiculous You sign SB to a deal show ED some money. Cut the lesser cast no one is watching.

Shay
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Shay

@Vicki…If “he” leaves, I should expect we’ll see more typically shambolic conduct from Alexis….she’ll head back down to the wine cellar, then hit the streets of Port Charles in search of yet another criminal reprobate to warm her bed and, at least temporarily, feed her insatiable carnal appetite. In other words, just another day in the life of Alexis Davis!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

What can one say , Alexis

I look at her “make-up”

Her shade going Cleopatra and wince laugh out loud.

Seriously – this tightly wound up; virtue, RUN

She doesn’t deserve Julian

LOL

“…Reprobate to warm her bed”

wOW she’s a lucky character

She needs to start losing her cookies

Rissa
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Rissa

I hope Wil stays on GH. Julian is the only new character, and Julian & Alexis, the only new couple, I’ve loved on GH in YEARS. I don’t understand why GH would toss aside a good thing when they have it. I hope GH does the right thing and renews Wil’s contract.

Lucille Ramella
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Lucille Ramella

Well said Rissa!!!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I would love for William to be hired for Y&R, he would be a excellent love interest for Ashley/Eileen Davidson…I really like William and he and Eileen would be a HOT/SMOLDERING couple on Y&R.

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

OMG! I was just going to post this same idea, Kevin!! Can they finally get a great match (and keep him) for Ashley?!!?
Lots of characters/actors I would gladly trade out to have Greg R back and WDV brought on board!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Great minds think alike Jeanine, lol…Have a great week.

dmr
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dmr

YES, as long as the character was not a jerk, and was a romantic lead for Ashley. A character and a couple that viewers could really root for..

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Totally agree dmr.

Timmm
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Timmm

Kevin, brilliant idea! Ashley needs a real man and Victor needs a new nemesis!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Thank you Timmm…Y&R really could use William DeVry and YES regarding Victor needs a new nemesis.

Celia
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Celia

What a phenomenal idea, Kevin. Both gorgeous; both charismatic….perfect. They really would make the “it” couple soar. The soap needs to regain one of “those”.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Thank you Celia…I appreciate the comment…I so wish Y&R could snag William…

Patrick
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Patrick

After all the shenanigan pull. Pull stake and see him roar. He’s phenomenal. With Ashley. No other turn would pull. These two reach

Shay
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Shay

This is true….these two soap vets would make an absolutely dynamic couple and I’m surmising that their Y&R storyline would feature more than just repeatedly rolling around on the floor and rutting???? Well, well, wouldn’t that would make a refreshing departure for Mr. DeVry….

Celia
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Celia

You’re welcome, Kevin. As much as I bristle at Julian……the character is all-kinds of a bad boy, it would be a real shame to lose such a versitile actor. I just object to a Julian-Alexis resurrection. I think they are explosive as a couple; and, not in a good way. Besides, I really feel TPTB have turned William into a one-dimensional wuss, whose only objective seems to be Alexis. Not that I’d like to see him go back to his life of crime, but he needs to man-up and stop drooling every time he sees Alexis. He is the full… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oops; I meant turned Julian into a wuss, not William. LOL.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Celia, I for so agree…I think they would be the hottest couple that Y&R has seen in years…

Maureen
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Maureen

Julexis. Julexis Army. I am not a fan of these combination names or spending hours on drives or petitions or calls to demand what I want on a tv show. But to each his own. It all comes down to money, and he wants more and is being coy to keep up the fan pressure on ABC. Good luck with that- it worked so well for AMC and OLTL. At least he did not get fired, like several other actors that I enjoy on GH and I know others do as well. And they keep adding to the mix with… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Maureen….True supercouples are a thing of the past, and whatever passes for them today is a pale imitation of the real thing…too instant, superficial and often, ridiculous! How anyone can get so invested in them is beyond me…especially, when as you say, soaps now all come down to business these days…the almighty dollar is king, and fanbases, no matter how passionate and incitable, really don’t mean that much in the scheme of things anymore. When you consider that fact, it hardly seems worth getting in a almighty lather over whom is bedding what character, because in the end, we already… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Maureen and Shay, you both are absolutely right! Maureen, I am sick and tired of “The Moron Hour.” I have said it before, and I will say it again, the kid was a petulant, spoiled brat, and I never liked him and do not miss him! I am also sick and tired of Carly and Sonny. Both actors and characters have grown tiresome. Shay, there are no more super couples to root for, no more storybook romances, and no more cliff-hanger Fridays! Honestly, I just put the show on when I am bored, and have it on in the background.… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shay, I echo dmr….I cannot watch the Sonny and Carly show, albeit I did like the tete-a-tete between Carly and Joss. I loved it, actually. I would love to see more of that. They do seem to have a good, relatable relationship, aside from mother-daughter little spats, so typically “the teen years”. I find myself in a quandary when it comes to Sonny and Carly as the forever-couple ( or IT couple ) of GH. Didn’t Sonny have multiple “loves of my life”? I guess you had to be there, as it were. And, I wasn’t. Nonetheless, I tthought… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

What a shame. Mr. deVry is one of most talented actors that General Hospital has on the canvas right now, and they are not able to come to terms. In my opinion, and I have said this many times before, TPTB need to completely clean house of recurring characters. Also, stop introducing the viewers to new characters that do not have any ties to Port Charles. There is no reason to bring back Steve Burton. “Jasam” is lackluster enough, without adding to their plot. Big money is being spent on Steve Burton, and given the drivel viewers have been fed… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

If they completely clean house of recurring characters, that means no Ned, Bobbie, Monica and Scott to just name a few.

The future is likely the opposite — fewer contract and more recurring. Easier on the budget and for creative options for the writers. Fulfilling the episode guarantees of some of the contract players results in some stories dragging out longer than need be.

dmr
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dmr

I wasn’t referring to the legacy, veteran recurring actors, that you listed above. I was referring to Amy, Aunt Stella, etc. (and a few of the contract actors..)

Shay
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Shay

@dmr…In other words, all the “filler characters” who could leave and we wouldn’t really notice…or care!

Steve
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Steve

The show seems to be at a shifting point with deVry, Budig, Jean P and apparently others departing. It’s time to mix things up.

Why is there not a third option? deVry could go recurring. Heck, some recurring characters (i.e. Valentin and Charlotte) are seen more than contract players. Honestly, after the contract debacles with Tyler, Becky and Roger, the show looks to be saving face when they really want him out.

Maureen
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Maureen

I wonder if Jean P decided to resign when she was told how she was going to have to steer the ship. She was a champion of Rebecca and told her what a pleasure it was to write for her. Rebecca was fired with years left on her contract to free up cash for the return of Steve B. Hayden’s demise will concur with Kathleen Gati’s exit and she was recurring and very talented and someone I tuned into GH to watch. Interesting as well that all these big changes are going down as Ron’s work debuts on Days- heaven… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Maureen,
You hit the nail right on the head. DeVry has the presence and acting abilities of a leading man, but the character of Julian is supposed to be on the supporting level. This, the pay difference. Howarth had a similar quandary as he’s a leading actor with a supporting level character.

Tyler Christopher’s Emmy win as Lead Actor was well deserved, but is probably what destined his ultimate contract demise.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Maureen, you are so right! Lord knows how much sinister budget busting has been happening because Steve Burton deigns to return. And we need to ditch these awful characters like Amy, Nelle, Jordan, Aunt Stella, Charlotte, heck, I don’t wanna see Joss or her boyfriend either. Billy Miller, William DeVry, Roger Howarth, Maurice Benard, Michael Easton, Ryan Paevy, Matt Cohen…how many leading men do we Need? Just give them something interesting to do!

Vicki
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Vicki

Steve and Maureen you are both exactly right. Cut these lower rung players. My bet is BM will be gone a few months after SB arriving, GH better get its ducks in a row or ABC will can it too

Trish
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Trish

Maureen, you are right on point! Keep Will and Rebecca and Kathleen and get rid of the nonsense characters who take up screen time and are a waste of time. Burton has no place at GH, he’ll only leave again and all that money goes into his pocket. For him to temporarily grace us with his presence, all these great actors lose their jobs. Not fair, not good for GH. This show is skating on thin ice at ABC, these decisions are going to push it into the path of the underwater drowning of AMC and OLTL and another Chew… Read more »

kmayne
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kmayne

I would rather have Julian stay in Port Charles that Valentine.

Celia
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Celia

It’s hard to say whether Will will stay or not. However, I am liking this new sheepish persona he is trying to affect……Hmmmm. This is one mobster whom I want to be redeemed. But, keep him away from Alexis.
She reverts to her adolescent years when he ‘smudges’ her line of vision.

Shay
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Shay

“Adolescent ” is putting it both mildly and kindly, CeeCeeGirl!!!! The hormonal surge Julian inspires in Alexis leads to temporary brain-freeze….no sense or willpower to resist whatsoever!!! Then again, without him, she’s reduced to a cranky, jumped-up femme looking to sublimate her unfulfilled passion by going all legal whoop@$$ on Valentin with her patented in-your-face condescension!!! Some choice, eh?

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Shay,
Only on soaps could this ‘law suit’ have any legs. As a “one-two-punch” kind of advocate Alexis is, why take this case? Blame the writers.
I suppose the writers had to recharge her batteries ….she has to start somewhere. Let’s hope Alexis uses her revived energy in court and not on Julian.
Today’s scene with him was over-the-top- theatrical, but I did enjoy watching Nancy. She is a really good actress….cannot deny that. And, she looked great.

Patrick
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Patrick

You said it I was trying to explain to @rebecca1.

“…With her patented in your face condescension ”

Truly. Really bad writing to save face. Shelley and frank

The Cleopatra look throws everything out

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….Now that it shan’t be long before “The Juice is On The Loose,” I sure hope OJ doesn’t come to Port Charles as he renews his quest of “looking for the real killers!” His highly-checkered past would be like carnal catnip to the concupiscent Alexis….right within her usual bailiwick!

Celia
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Celia

Ah-ha-ha…. belly laughs….out the door, but, I just found out that my mother, who was still in law school at the time, recorded the OJ trial….every day.
I will definitely find the time to watch—maybe it will cure my insomnia. LOL.
If OJ comes to PC, he will blame Sonny and the Jeromes to exculpate himself and clear his honorable name. Ha!!

Shay
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Shay

Oh, CeeCee, I was not that engaged in the revolting daily travesty of the trial that became a soap opera unto itself, but suffice to say, it was a true miscarriage of justice, and in some ways, the system and this country have never recovered from its sordid taint! Kind of reminds me of the Port Charles method of excusing any and all activities perpetrated by its criminal elite….

Lou piikes
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Lou piikes

If WDV didn’t renew his contract maybe TPTB will recast the role of Julian.

Timmm
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Timmm

That would be fine.

Aria
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Aria

Enough already, let him go, bye, let’s get other stories going, Julian n Alexis are boring, Alexis is more interesting by herself.

Lin Herz
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Lin Herz

I agree. She’s a smart woman and stupid when it comes to men. I’d like to see her with an interesting, but decent man.

Shay
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Shay

@Lin Herz…Those sort of men don’t appeal to Alexis…only the bad boys, and preferably ones with mob connections!

Lin Herz
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Lin Herz

I agree with you, Shay. I think it’s awful. Bad example for young women and I can’t stand this bad boy and mob stuff in relation to Alexis. Maybe some women find it interesting, I can’t stand it.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Love having Mr. deVry on the screen. Just not overly thrilled with the GH character and story mix of the last 15 years. The connections of newer characters seem forced and there is an almost heavy history of sadness and silliness suspending belief in the proceedings more than it has to be.

Vicki
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Vicki

I quite agree. I enjoy Julian more than Sonny acting and stories

Celia
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Celia

Yes. I agree, Vicki.

Patrick
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Patrick

Bingo bang dead on

Sonny has to go

Haley
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Haley

Re-sign William Devry with GH. He is my favorite actor and “Julexis” is needed. Theyre very loved despite being so controversial

Lucille Ramella
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Lucille Ramella

So true Haley!!! Julexis is amazing!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

agree!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I love William DeVry, and even though Julian has been a despicable character in the past, he’s making a genuine effort to turn his life around and make amends with the people he hurt. I really hope they find a way to come to an agreement so the same thing that happened last year with Tyler Christopher doesn’t happen again. With so many non-essential, empty shell character running around Port Charles right now, the show needs to keep as many good ones as it can. That’s why I’m not too upset with Rebecca Budig’s exit. She’s a great actress who… Read more »

Lucille Ramella
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Lucille Ramella

Yes I agree, keep the amazing actors that make the soap so wonderful and get rid of all of the newbies that do nothing for the show!!! Why would the writers even think of not keeping William when they know Julexis has so many devoted fans it’s so obvious!!! They are the Golden couple of GH!!! Wake up writers and do the right thing!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I am OVER must please Alexis and #1 dullard Sam

f* them. Julian is more than them. Move him on the canvas. Whenever any one is in the Corinthos orbit. Sink and swim. Carly and sonny over yet.

Absolute

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I hope Julian stays because I like the actor, but the character seems to take one step forward and two back. That bores me. However, William DeVry is a terrific actor and is one of the very few men on GH that fill the “fantasy” gap. He’s sexy without even trying. But I don’t see how many directions Julian can go after that “knife at Alexis’ throat” scene. One has to draw the line somewhere. Doesn’t one?

Patrick
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Patrick

“He’s sexy without Even trying”

AMEN

Gwen
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Gwen

I have the answer. Just like Pam and Bobby on Dallas- Alexis needs to wake up and realize it was all a dream- and that gives carte blanche to erase all that needs to be erased for all parties concerned in the show- and yes, Julian emerges from the shower naked, for all to enjoy. Now-they could even make the dream cover years of bad behavior and erase Ava’s crimes and her burns and bring back AJ Quartermaine as well. This seems the most fair and equitable and best decision and I ask any of you with those Hollywood connections… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

The bad dream idea would definitely shake things up in the cast:
AJ, Morgan, Duke, Nikolas, Sabrina, Silas, Rafe, Carlos and Connie would still be alive. Jason would still be dead (or missing and never got Billy Miller’s face). Finn, Hayden, Curtis (among others) would not be in Port Charles, while Luke and Tracy would.

Gosh, I had to keep adding characters to those who died since Connie.

Taylor
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Taylor

I love Julian and WDV! I hope TPTB grow a brain and
resign him!!

Lucille Ramella
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Lucille Ramella

Me too Taylor!!! They would be foolish to let a wonderful actor go especially with the dedication of all of us Julexis fans!!!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I never thought that Tyler Christopher would be off the show the way he was but it happened so it goes to show that the same thing could happen to William DeVry.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I like him and I hope he stays, but his character is mired in convoluted backstory, as are several other characters on the show. GH has a propensity to take heavy hitter actors and then write their characters into a corner. This is currently also happening to Ava and Valentin. In order to justify the characters’ continued presence the writers are constantly revising their history in clumsy and inconsistent ways. I realized today that I am getting exhausted trying to keep track of the story arcs and plot lines because the writers are not careful and consistent with their follow… Read more »

Maureen
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Maureen

I think it was Michael Fairman who interviewed Jean and Shelley and they were discussing the serial killer story and how they had not decided yet who the killer was-well into the story. When I read that I could not believe it-but as I watched it was totally believable that they just pinned the tail and Paul and then anything else they slapped on Heather. The hospital security cameras come and go- not able to spot the serial killer, yet Olivia Jerome able to place cams everywhere within the hospital. I totally agree with your points. Remember the old days-… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

Could not have said it better, very thoughtful and well-reasoned! As a GH viewer since the 80’s, we’ve pretty much seen it all…and then seen it again, and again, and so on, but that’s the nature of the medium–lots of stories told, as we approach our 55th year on air. In similarly contemplating the state of the show, I took a different approach and checked in on abc.go.com and disneyabcpress.com, as well as the ABC Daytime Wiki page to get a sense of the organization as a whole and how it’s managing its asset, this venerable show, and I just… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Great post!

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Would hate to see William leave the show. Can’t imagine anyone could replace him. And I have no idea on why GH would fund pay for actors in roles such as screwball Amy. Let her go and contribute the money towards retaining good actors that play essential characters.

Lucille Ramella
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Lucille Ramella

Max you are spot on!!! So true who cares about these newer actors I sure don’t!!!

Shay
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Shay

“Screwball Amy!” That’s a good one, MaxDaddee! And spot on, too!

janet
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janet

Guess they need the extra money to pay stone cold dead man walking. I’m off the see the gym./ Thanks Frank. I am getting in shape thanks to the sonny, carley ,now Burton show. I look at the tv, shut it off and go. Makes it so much easier to just do it. Don’t miss the show at all. Do you really think anyone wants to watch the two most evil characters browbeat a character in a hospital bed, Again ?

Brenda
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Brenda

William has to stay he’s a great actor oh yeah and a hottie I love him just give him what he deserves .. he’ll make it worth your while … love My Julian ❤❤❤

Lucille Ramella
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Lucille Ramella

Please William you need to sign a new contract for the long haul, us Julexis fans are waiting patiently and we want our Golden couple to reunite soon!!! Without Julexis the soap would be very boring!!!

su0000
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su0000

RC, no doubt has his eye on the Excellent talent that’s either fired or leaving GH..
Ron will take them i’m, happly.

Steve
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Steve

Ron is the head writer at Days. Ken C is the executive producer who makes hiring decisions.

Sam
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Sam

WDV better stay!!!! Julexis is why I watch the show

Sandie
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Sandie

Omg YES!! He has to stay!!

Dan
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Dan

I’m fine with him leaving, if he is indeed leaving. Good actor, good character, but I think they did pretty much all they can do with Julian. You might say they wrote him into a corner, with all the things he’s done that we’re now apparently supposed to forget. The idea that Alexis would even entertain the idea of getting back together with a man that tried to kill her is so ridiculous. The whole “Julexis” thing and the fact that they would even try to continue it is a joke. It makes me sick to see them together. Not… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Wrote him into a corner,” like they tend to do ALL characters. And, they take them down the road to “evildom” then try to “redeem” them. Can’t have it both ways!

Timmm
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Timmm

I like Wil and wish him well. Not a fan of his portrayal or his love with Alexis. Send him to jail and either bring him back someday or recast him. He does have a lot of connections to current characters. Yeah, maybe a recast if they cannot agree on a new contract.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed, “not a fan.”

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OH, GIMME A BREAK ALREADY!!!!! Those IDIOTIC POWERS-THAT-BE at GH only care about THEMSELVES!!!!! Truly lame.

k/kay
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k/kay

I love the comments but yet you have no problem with MB and his disrespect his killings staying on as a leading man !!!! I hope Devry tells them to shove it come on over to Y&R as a love interest for Ashley enough with kissing the ring of mr cue card MB! Go devry ! Trust me they are losing viewers every day I would love to be a fly on the wall on Grahns take

Celia
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Celia

“Cue card MB!” . Hilarious, Kay. Different.

Shay
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Shay

Where have you been k/kay? Most of us have been filling these GH threads with constant criticisms of the show’s gross idolization of those hypocrites otherwise known as Sonny and Carly…most of us are sick to death of them!!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

PREACH ON, k/kay!!!!! HELL TO THE YEAH!!!!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Loved the scenes today with Alexis and Julian and the way they’re playing it…that he loved her all along and never had any intention of killing her…that he staged it because he knew Olivia would kill Alexis and his family if she didn’t buy that he was following orders…It was exactly the “excuse” I’d hoped the writers would give to get this couple back on track. I so hope that negotiations can be ironed out. As I said above…I think it looks doubtful but I hope I’m wrong. Today’s scenes between Alexis and Julian were so good. They’re STILL so… Read more »

Barb
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Barb

Was Olivia peeking around the corner while he pressed that knife into her throat? Give me a break-his abuse and attempted murder of his wife is now just a boo-boo?
Or maybe she misunderstood because she was drunk? Alexis wasted no time in bedding Elizabeth’s rapist-whom she knew for all of what- the time it took to suck down five or six drinks? A washed-up, disbarred drunk tramp and a murderer-perhaps they do deserve each other. Misogynistic unrealistic and disgusting.

Celia
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Celia

Thak you, Barb.
I have said the same thing. Julian could have done ‘something’ to battle his sister. Lame excuse
by the writers, who, wait til the last minute to conjure something up.
Nonetheless, be that as it may, it would be foolhardy to put these two together again, if William remains.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

The writers gave a rationale of which I’m willing to suspend my disbelief…in anticipation of viewers having the same reaction as you. And, when all is said and done, the audience will be divided. Which may, in fact, be a moot point if they don’t renew his contract. But…Alexis specifically brought up the points you just did…”did Olivia have a camera in the house? why didn’t you give me a head’s up?” Julian’s answer…Because if he warned Alexis..if she knew the plan, Olivia could probably see through it. If she didn’t “buy” that Alexis was afraid for her life…if it… Read more »

Gwen
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Gwen

The part of Barb is now being played by Phoebe Tyler! Drunk, disbarred Tramp! Strumpet! Harlot! Or Enid Nelson – just kidding, Barb. xox

rose
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rose

Rebecca…I liked the Alexis and Julian scenes as well. It looks like the writers are trying to find a way to redeem Julian. But “Hey” it’s a soap. They do suspending belief and reinventing history all of the time. Waiting to see how they do the same for Ava. I’m thinking Nik is behind Spencer’s disappearance. This helps keep the Cassadine story going. Yea! I replied to you and others on the longer Y&R ratings story. Sorry to end on a bad note…a “hunter” has killed Cecil the lion’s son. Apparently he roamed outside the protected reserve. I can’t think… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi, Rose. Yes; I just read that about Cecil’s son. I expected to see first sons dumb and dumber standing proudly over their latest kill. I was reading the comments section of a non-soap site and one person asked the others if they know where she can find a suckling pig “uncooked” because she was having a party/roast. Then, another posted a pic of a pig complete with eyes wide open and an apple n his mouth…his four “legs” splayed outward as he was held between the bottom and top part of the racks on the grill. It was so… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

oh; one more thing…regarding Spencer/Nicolas. At first I thought he was taken by Nicolas or by order of Nic, too. But…whoever took him really threw him down the stairs so I think that theory doesn’t wash. He’s a kid; so…if they took him they wouldn’t harm him and they wouldn’t be keeping him scared, alone, feeling imprisoned. LOL…ummmm..”it’s a soap” you never know. But I’m thinking Valentin. Or…da da da daaaaaaa…Helena??? (Oh, I know…she’s dead. Or is she?????)

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

LOL! Wait! It wouldn’t be Helena either for the same reason I didn’t feel it would be Nicolas. Back to Valentin…

Patrick
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Patrick

Suspending belief is a whole other arena TPTB want

I bit when both Alexis and Julian teared up. Worked

I want William DeVry

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m agreeing with you. “Thinking Nikolas is behind the kidnapping.” Keeping him out of harm’s way.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hey Nancy! As I mentioned to Rose…on the one hand I could see it’s Nicolas…but it seems strange if that’s the case they’d throw Spencer down the stairs and leave him alone for what seems like hours…then they took a pic of him and sent it to Sonny? Not adding up. (I do think Nic’s alilve, though.)

Gwen
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Gwen

In the olden days, and please, correct me if I am wrong- it was black and white-good or bad and there was a degree so to speak- Erica Kane- she lied, cheated, drug-addict-oh-killed-but there was a plausible defense although she also went to prison-well it seemed to me you could be bad- very bad -and for a good long time-but there would always be justice and you knew your favorite villain would sooner or later be killed or jailed or both. They might return- but after a good absence-as themselves- or another character or twin. Now, on GH-it does not… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

It was Faison, wearing his Duke mask, who shoved Jason in the water.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Gwen,
I have said the same thing….so many times and for sooo long, in so many ways.
I can only take so much inexplicable nonsense. We are not idiots. Some reality is good for the soul, now and again.
You said it best. “…….but not willing to be considered brain-dead.”

Barb
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Barb

I regret my comments. I had forgotten you are the resident GH expert and on retainer to defend Alexis and Julian 24/7. As is your right. I do appreciate that you did not call into play my comprehension skills or low IQ and very diplomatic in your response. Thank you and my apologies for the disparaging comments regarding Alexis and Julian.

Patrick
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Patrick

William DeVry as Julian… is thee hottest most sexual being WITH acting skill add in Valentin… Kevin … heck big Mac … will always love Scotty… Dante, Ned, Curtis, Nathan (YES) , Lucas , Brad, Dillon, Griffin. these men charged the audience on so many levels. why is it , that GH continues to focus : Sonny / Michael / Finn / Franco / Jason because they are stale because they do not resonate they are … boring FIRE them… Shelley and Frank are equally dull I hope William DeVry is rehired. bring back Robin Christopher as Skye Quartermaine as… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

who will be the big bad gangster if he leaves since Sonny is “quitting” the business?

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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 (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!”

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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.

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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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