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75 January 8th, 2018 General Hospital Big January Bombshells!

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ABC has released a new promo for General Hospital which entices viewers by letting them know things are about to go down this month!

As January begins, Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes) share a steamy kiss, while it appears Sonny (Maurice Benard) tells Julian (William deVry), “You owe me blood.”  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is shocked over something she finds out, while Nathan (Ryan Paevey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) are reeling from the news that Faison is Nathan’s bio-dad.

Now Maxie asks Mac(John J. York) to help her and Nathan disappear! She is concerned about her unborn baby.

Meanwhile, everyone is guessing just who could be Faison’s other son that links the story of what happened to Jason (Steve Burton) and Drew (Billy Miller).

Watch this week’s promo for GH after the jump.  Then let us know, how do you think all of these stories will play themselves out in the comment section below!

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  1. heidi says:

    Peter August will be Faison’s other son!

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    Jovin replied

    Why the Faison obsession all of a sudden?! We don’t want to see a show populated by his offspring! The show has been awesome for months…but all this Faison stuff is a downer. So is Sonny telling Julian he owes him blood! The show is SO much livelier, more romantic, and far more entertaining when Sonny isn’t on! I don’t like Julian at all, but he owes Sonny nothing! Sonny is a savage bloodthirsty pig!!! Just a note on Julian, if he is trying to start over and convince people he is being a better man, why does he barge into every room and every situation and act like a complete jackass?!? He demands to see his son Leo, when asking and arranging for visits might just work as a start! He acts like Griffin has NO reason to be upset with him, even though he “killed” Duke once, and ordered the final hit that killed him. When you want to convince people you have changed, you do that by acting and behaving differently, hence the word CHANGE!! You don’t behave like the same smarmy arrogant prick you always were!! Griffin could also tone down the righteousness about the mobster father he never knew. One of the things that prevents me from completely enjoying GH is the hypocritical double standards that so many of these characters adhere to. Sam, mob moll extraordinaire, worshipped Jason and loves Sonny, two murderous thugs, and yet proclaims to hate her own father for the same reason! Olivia kept Dante away from Sonny all his life, until the day Sonny point blank, cold blood shot the unarmed cop in the chest, but she has since whacked up with Sonny, now considers him a best friend, yet hates Julian for the same reasons. Yes, Julian held a knife to Alexis, but he was doing it to throw his psycho sister off track. Yet does anyone remember when Carly ordered a hit on Franco, and the bullet hit Olivia (or so they thought)? Sonny repeatedly threatened to murder Carly! Two years later, they were married again!! I’m not saying these things to defend Julian, I can’t stand him. But why does Sonny walk around town with a glowing halo and people just despise Julian? At least Julian is TRYING to get out of “the business”…something Sonny has never even earnestly tried!! I also vomited in my mouth when Michael said to Sonny “If I could be half the father you were…” This Sonny worship and adoration is literally the one reason I cannot fully enjoy this show!! Finally, this is a show chock full of couples and romance and interesting storylines, and Sonny just drags it down. And can someone please shut Molly up!!!??? Since when do teenagers get up in the face of mobsters? It’s ridiculous! Every time it happens it makes her sound like a shrill harpy, and then she merrily chirps off talking about “Uncle Sonny”. Hayley Pullos is a very engaging performer but not when they write her as a judgmental know it all! And Ava needs a visit from Delia!!

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    Boop replied

    I agree with most of what you said; except, I like Julian.

    Patrick replied

    Standing Ovation

    Patrick replied

    GAVEL

    :”…This Sonny worship and adoration is literally the one reason I cannot fully enjoy this show!! “

    Patrick replied

    MARQUEE : “…One of the things that prevents me from completely enjoying GH is the hypocritical double standards that so many of these characters adhere to. “

    Patrick replied

    YES, YES, Y – E – S : “Ava needs a visit from Delia!! ”

    you got me thinking… it’s too bad, Julian and Ava don’t have the same mother… as it would be great to see this brother and sister duo… chill and relax !

    dag… I can’t stand all the bashing these two take…. day in and day out

    whilst Sonny and Carly just meander along acting… did I say that’s true… they are the dullard recipe of dead on arrival. their son Michael is dumbo. i’m so glad Morgan is not on the show. somehow … GH has got to get that they are the ruination of what once was

    like so many posts have shared… their is so much more to this show…

    WHAT ARE SONNY AND CARLY. drag this show down to nothing

    GH WRITERS – WOAH. if you think the culmination of thee beefcake studs Jason and Drew are the supreme being… that end all and be all… for your show

    MOLLY MOLLY MOLLY – dag! right ? at least it’s not Sam… she’s so tiring with Alexis and Julian… just TIRED. listening to teen beat Molly has been so grating on nerve endings… STOP . makes me miss Kristina that much more

    THIS Faison stuff is spiraling … this story line. as posts have stated… why haven’t Jason and drew , together as brothers… tried to find out together. whats happening to them ? instead we are spotlighted with the Shelley and Frank scenario with laugh out loud.. Jason , Sonny, and Spinelli… teaming up to figure this all out.. and it’s caricature and does not trigger a damned thing… watching Sonny lord over and act that much more king pin.

    I truly think… Shelley and Frank are so fixated on Sonny and Carly.. that they have let go so much talent by the wayside

    it’s going to have a rippling affect.. that not even Steve Burton and Billy Miller cannot undo and save

    Timmm replied

    All the Faison talk? Because he is the best villain GH ever had! Molly, I agree, shut the hell up!

    Shay replied

    @Jovin (and Patrick)….Your thoughts on Molly are so spot-on! She used to be such a lovely, well-mannered young lady, naturally beautiful and sweet-tempered. What happened???? As of late, she has seemingly morphed into a junior version of her overbearing mother…obnoxious, bolshie and mouthy!!! She has even adopted a more physical resemblance to Alexis with the overly-mature haircolor and style, which is not nearly as attractive as her own originally gorgeous, glossy brunette locks! Please, please save this character from being overtaken by her maternal DNA before it’s too late, or next thing you know, Molly will be trotting around in over-revealing tartwear and engaging in all sorts of wildly inappropriate antics with TJ!!! P.S. Loved the Delia suggestion! It’s once again time for her own patented brand of crazy to crash Port Charles!

    rebecca1 replied

    I, too, agree with almost everything you said, Jovin. But, like Boop, I like Julian. As for his attitude…he did try. He tried with Alexis and Sam. He tried with Molly. They all basically spit in his face. He has asked repeatedly to be allowed to see his son. Olivia has said no at every turn. He gave up his rights and agreed to let Ned be his son’s father when he thought he’d remain in jail. That alone should have shown Olivia that he puts his children first. So, I can understand his “attitude.” However, you’re right about his attitude with Griffin. He needs to cut him some slack and understand Griffin’s wrath.

    And, if I may make one tiny adjustment…I’d take Sonny over Carly any day! (And that’s not to say I don’t have my problems with Sonny.) I just can’t stand Carly. She’s the one that initiated taking Michael from AJ, who doused him with alcohol, who poisoned Sonny, Jason and Michael against him, she’s the one that tried to make AJ think he fell off the wagon yet is enraged at Ava for screwing with Morgan’s pills. Of course Ava was wrong…but she acts like she hasn’t done the same thing with Monica’s son! Michael’s father! Jason’s brother. To me, Carly is the biggest hypocrite on the show. And Ava, I like her. Great character. But, she really pissed me off when Alexis came to her door hoping she could help Julian in jail. Julian is Ava’s brother! He was being beaten and Alexis was trying to help him Instead of appreciating that, knowing what Julian put Alexis through, Ava was snarky with her. Again…hypocrite. Doctors? Hospital? Hippocratic Oath? Should be called Hypocritc Oafs!

  2. Jimh says:

    Probably Franco…but i want Finn(dont care about age difference)…Anna was Faison’s obsession for so long and having her falling in love with his son would be a shocker to Anna!!!!…i know others think its that other guy working with Lulu or maybe its Dr.Brandt but Finn would throw complications into his relationship with Anna!!!!

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    Celia replied

    You speak as a true, soap connoisseur, Jimmy….Finn, as the ‘other’ son is as soapy as we can get. Good point!!

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    Celia replied

    T, I did thank you, re: ‘old soul’, but, did not post. Quelle surprise!!

  3. Timmm says:

    Kristen Storms is looking fantastic. Congrats, my dear!

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    Celia replied

    Doesn’t she? I tend to agree with Shay….she proposed a real-life pregnancy….hmmm…I wonder. Kirsten could be, T.
    Also, isn’t that Greg Evigan? ( developer guy)…. you know who I mean? I watched BJ and the Bear reruns….and, My Two Dads? Gosh Almighty…he was sooooo hot. He still is, I guess.

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    Fanny replied

    @CeeCee Sweets, Yes Greg Evigan…what a nice surprise to see him
    on T.V. again. HAPPY NEW YEAR BLESSINGS TO ALL‼️‼️

    Boop replied

    Thanks, Celia, I was trying to think of who he is.

    Timmm replied

    If Kirsten is pregnant, it works, she looks radiant!

    One of the things I love about you Celia is your old soul. YES, that is Greg Evigan! I loved BJ and the Bear! Greg is 64 and he looks fantastic! I pray that he stays on the show. He can act and is charming. Now that he is connected to Franco’s childhood, I may get my wish!

    Celia replied

    @Boop.
    Hey, Boop,
    You are welcome. Timmm is soooo right…Greg is 64 and still hot, LOL.

    Shay replied

    @CeeCee and Timmm…Mr. Evigan would have made an excellent Jeff Webber recast….same youthful and sexy vibe that “McGyver” once had!

    Timmm replied

    I think you could be right about Evigan’s new character and Franco. He knows Franco and the two are too far apart in age to be old friends so yeah, maybe his father. I never bought Scott and Heather as Franco’s parents. Too wacky!

    Shay replied

    @CeeCee…The more we see of Maxie, the greater my contention that her portrayer is also “with child.” There is simply something about her demeanor that makes me suspect so….she has that unique combination of the visible ennui and glow of an expectant mother! As for Greg Evigan’s rather shady character being Franco’s father???? Hmmm….me thinks he’s more of a scammer looking to score with that Charles Street development deal and regards the man-child artiste as a key to achieving that goal???

    Celia replied

    @Shay.
    Maxie looks about four months/five months along, Shay; depending how big or small a woman carries….whether it’s real life or a pillow is yet to be seen. LOL.
    Regardless, Kirsten looks healthy and that particular glow, which some refer to as mythical, is actually there. She shines with it,
    More power to her….all the best if your hunch is correct.

    Celia replied

    Right, T? I never bought the father-son thing ….I just wonder if Scotty is in on this mystery with Heather, if true.
    And, if so, why?….see that? It is gaining momentum for me….and piquing my interest—– It is exhilarating, anticipating whatever develops….love the story, albeit Franco is freaky, LOL.
    By the opposite token, I am not intrigued, one bit, with the Sam/Drew/Jason love triangle.
    Now, I know you like Steve, and, perhaps, the storyline…I respect that. I like Steve, as well……but, the only character who interests me; who has the potention of an engaging, and riveting storyline, is Drew….there’s so much to be had concerning his ‘abstract’ past….I want that to become tangible…whatever it is.
    I don’t know whether the writers have a plan or if they are testing the waters, as they go along….whatever it is, I want it !!!!!

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  4. brian says:

    I heard Ryan Paevey was taking a leave…hopefully not a long one !

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  5. su0000 says:

    I have to say;
    To suggest those are BOMBSHELLS of the upcoming goes to show how terribly low the bar has dropped for GH..

    That promo used to be a Normal week for GH, simply a ya ya normal everyday week..
    Now its called BOMBSHELLS, and that is more than sad it’s pitiful, actually.

    Seriously, that promo would not even have gotten a mention yet to be referred to as a BOMBSHELL for GH , how low the drama for GH has fallen.

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    Patrick replied

    Bombshell @ GH. Implosion of the whole production team.

    I am – sooooo – irritated… “how dare he, Michael , talk down to Ned Quartermaine, how effin dare he”

    yeah, this has to play out… as Ned quit … Michael did this again… at the Q’s , as they celebrated Christmas… Michael , thought Ned was so out of line, about shares of ELQ… and told him… “do I have to rethink my bringing you on”

    This story sucks.. and any thing to do with Chad Duell portrait of Michael. he sucks.

    this made me implode

    Wally Kurth ‘ Ned should be CEO of ELQ Period

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    rose replied

    Really like Ned/Wally. Want him to have a permanent stay on GH. But far prefer Michael’s vision for redevelopment and emergency health clinic than just new, big, expensive, displacement of neighborhoods. Too much of that in real life. Hope they can come to a combo of both sensibilities. But do agree with many about the blind loyalty Michael shows towards Sonny…AJ, baby Avery and Sonny’s profession come to mind.

    Patrick replied

    “Never a dull moment”

    I swear .. it looked like anna was crying like a school girl.. at GH….. when Liz was talking to her. about: giving it a try w/Finn. think about it

    Michael Easton has been propped .. and given more chance than any character I know.

    the writing is on the wall… hurry up and wait fans.

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    Soaphound replied

    I have to agree, su000. I’m kind of surprised this story is generating so much heat. I don’t miss Faison or any related stories involving him.

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    Jovin replied

    Why so Dougie Downer bro?? The show has been better lately than it has for years!!!

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  6. Joey says:

    My money is in Faison’s son turning out to be Peter August, LuLu’s new boss.

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    Soaphound replied

    Oh Joey, no. Please don’t let that be true (though you’re probably right). I really can’t bear Wes Ramsey in this role. I liked him on GL, but he is miscast here. To me, he looks like a high school drama student trying to play older. And badly.

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    Violet Lemm replied

    @Soaphound. At least he is among his old friends from GL, especially his lady love, Laura Wright. Can’t wait until she has reason to chew him out, for some reason or other. Should be fun. They didn’t interact, while both on GL, if I remember right.

    Timmm replied

    I agree, bad choice!

    Celia replied

    I am not familiar with this actor, Soaphound….but, I must agree. He does look like a High School student. He’s Laura’s real-life boyfried? Wow!!
    I, sort of, put him in the same box as Zack on Y&R—both look too young for their respective roles.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes!

    Timmm replied

    If thats the case, they should have done a better job casting him.

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    Jacob replied

    GH is usually so on point with their casting but lately they haven’t been doing very well. The Swiss doctor was TERRIBLE and the publisher is just as bad. I don’t know the actor as I never watched GL so I can only see him for what he’s doing on this show.. .and he’s marginal at best.

    Celia replied

    Hey, T….
    Just watched today’s episode….finally took a breather…
    I don’t know if you follow all my posts ( you better!!, LOL)….. many a time I have suggested that Scotty was not Franco’s bio dad…..however, a few fans poo-pooed over my hunch. Scotty appeared very evasive and nervous to me when Franco tried to pry ‘stuff’ from him…
    Well, as I was watching the intense scrutiny Jim Harvey ( Greg Evigan) bestowed upon Franco, I couldn’t help but think that he may be Franco’s father. Too far-fetched?
    Why the interest in Franco? This guy is somehow an integral part of Franco’s past.

  7. Mary SF says:

    Am I the only one that thinks Nathan’s bio dad will be Faison’s son and not Faison– Dr. O would not be that nervous if Nathan’s dad was Faison, but is she slept with his son and had a child will him that would have blown her world to pieces if Faison found out– just a thought.

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    Jacob replied

    Well, Faison is like 60 and Nathan is 33… soooooooo possible but I think that might be a struggle to reconcile (not that GH or soaps in general care much about reality when it comes to ages… but what did Dr. O do? molest a 15 year old?

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    Celia replied

    Great observation, Mary….so good….so juicy. Most think Peter is the ‘other’ son….thus, if that’s the case, he must have done the deed with Dr. O when he was ten?
    Nonetheless, my litany has always been ….”It’s a soap”….where age is only a state of mind.

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  8. JMER says:

    Not interesting at all. This show needs a serious overhaul. Sending out an SOS.

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  9. Aria says:

    I have no clue whose Faison other son it’s going to be interesting to know who it will be and I’m interested in who everyone here think it is.

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  10. Steve says:

    Hope Frank found the $ and is bringing Anders Hove back for a few weeks. Faison can’t just be talked about, we need to see him.

    If the rumors about RP leaving are true, Nathan coming face to face with his bio-dad would be a way to usher him off the canvas.

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    Shay replied

    Sort of like how Anna always speaks with Robert “on the phone” due to the prolonged absence of Tristan Rogers’ Scorpio…and likewise with the famously deadbeat dad and WSB head honcho, Frisco!

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    Steve replied

    It’s not a $ thing with TR. Frank needs to eat crow and promise a meaningful role for Robert to get Rogers back.

    For Hove, the show probably has to pay to fly him from Europe and accommodations during his taping appearances.

    There’s no need for Frisco in PC. Maxie and Felicia are both better off.

    Timmm replied

    TWO great points Shayster! Tristan hasnt even been on Y&R. Is he retired?

    Shay replied

    I certainly hope not, Sir Timmmbo, because our wishes always spring eternal that Robert Scorpio shall again grace Port Charles with his sparkling presence! Given that both he and Frisco have a long history with the WSB, it would be only natural for at least one of them to materialize during this tangled web of a Faison-Cassadine caper. As for Felicia and Maxie not needing Frisco in their lives??? Whilst ex-wifey may not have any further use for him—-and vice-versa, if we’re going to be honest here—-with Maxie and Nathan’s lives, along with their unborn child’s future, in jeopardy, it would be a perfect opportunity for her to be saved by her bio-dad…it would also go a long way toward rehabilitating the unfair deadbeat rap that has been pinned upon Frisco by previous writing regimes who used their apparent dislike for Jack Wagner to burden his character with this unfortunate reputation.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Nobody ad libs like Tristan! Miss Robert Scorpio. Humorous twinkle in his eye always!

    Shay replied

    Absolutely, Nancy! Tristan’s irresistible charms have always made his Robert Scorpio a real gem…right down that trademark glint in his eyes!

  11. Grant Putnam says:

    I had predicted a few threads back that Kim and Peter were in cahoots re: Drew & Jason. That payoff will only be worth watching if we see Nathan and Peter’s daddy pop-up during February sweeps.

    BTW, since Oscar never had a proper DNA test, it is probable that they could retcon his bio dad to Peter if the character catches on with the audience.

    Making Kim and Peter’s deviances the product of Nik Cassadine would be too far fetched I suppose. When the character returns it will likely revolve around Valentin and possibly a Claudette resurgence.

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    Steve replied

    So far, Peter is a dud. Maybe that’s the way Wes is playing him, but the acting seems forced.

    Your point about Oscar’s DNA is true, but I can’t see them giving us a new Quartermaine, then taking him away.

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  12. Lou Piikes says:

    I can’t believe Dudley Do-Right Nathan agreed to go into hiding/underground with Maxie.

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  13. Ricky says:

    What a way to start off the new year. I’m glued to the TV. It may be cold outside but turn on GH and the fire will burn all of that cold away.

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  14. Amber Sinclair says:

    I have a feeling that the traitor/Cesar Faison’s son is also Anna Devane’s son from when Anna worked as a double agent for the WSB and the DVX. Its a possibility that Anna didn’t just give birth to Robin Scorpio during those years. These are photos from when Anna agreed to work for the DVX!!! Faison had talked about Anna to Desiree in 1990 as though he had been intimate with her in the past. Maybe he had been but maybe not willingly, on her end. Anna and Robert Scorpio have both been under his mind control before. This feels like the same twisted story with Laura Spencer and having her son Nikolas Cassadine while she was held prisoner on the island back in the early 80s. BTW did you know that Cesar Faison’s mother Sybil McTavish aka Nanny was Holly Sutton and Anna Devane’s nanny when they were little??? #GH

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  15. Robin says:

    I love Anna and Finn together:) I also would love to see Sam and the real Jason back together, she has to remember that she is in love with Drew because she thought he was Jason.. DUH!!!! Faison’s son I think will be Some how related to Sean Donnelly. Remember him he turned out to be a bastard!!!!

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  16. dmr says:

    I have watched the show since ’84, and unfortunately, now I only “watch” it as filler in the background. I do like Steve Burton, and I like Billy Miller. Unfortunately, I have never been a fan of Kelly Monaco, and she receives a lot of airtime and story. I like Laura Wright, and I’ve always been a fan of Maurice Benard, although, “Saint Sonny” needs to turn in his ring at some point. Unfortunately, the addition of Peter August, who I’m really not a fan of, is giving the insipid, annoying Lulu more airtime. I wish that on-demand had fast-forward, so I could fast-forward her talking about her cafeteria lunch “story.” I like Valentin and Nina, Nathan, too, Maxie, not so much-so, I’m not a fan of the Faison storyline because 1). Lulu airtime, 2). Maxie airtime. I would like to see more of the vets, and not as filler. I don’t care about the Charles Street neighborhood or Molly’s landlord. I want romance, super couples, and believable storylines (not mind mapping/swapping, etc.) & Kim what’s her name really grates on my nerves.

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    Steve replied

    Lulu, Maxie (and Michael) are the key characters for the show’s future. The connections with the Spencer, Scorpio/Jones and Quartermaine families link to the show’s legacy.

    The Charles Street project is not very exciting, but it sets up the mayoral race between two vets — Ned and Laura.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, yes!

  17. Boop says:

    The only characters I like on G.H. are: Ava, Drew , Julian, Monica , Oscar, and Valentin. I use to like Alexis , but she allows too many people to tell her what to do.

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    Shay replied

    @Boop…On the contrary, it seems to me that the raison d’etre ala Alexis is condescendingly telling other people what to do, so much to the extent that her motto should be “Do as I say, not what I do!” Carly is another excellent example of such behavior, but Alexis really does take the cake when it comes to supreme hypocrisy.

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    Rebecca1 replied

    Hi Boop…I think Alexis was just so destroyed by what Julian did to her that she both needs the advice of others to remain strong for her sobriety and her professional future. She just got her law license back and basically, her life. At the same time it’s so obvious that she still loves Julian and is fighting with herself…trying to resist the urge to give in to her feelings.

    Nancy Grahan, as you may know, is very political and very involved in the rights of others. I think she may, as an actress/woman…be conflicted as well as to whether her character should reunite with Julian. My sense is that she would never condone a woman going back to an abusive relationship in real life. I think to justify the reunion of Alexis and Julian the character has to be 100% sure that Julian only acted as if he would harm her to deceive his sister who probably had eyes and ears on him constantly…the character and the majority of the audience has to believe it…otherwise the show might have to much of a pushbackf from viewers…especially now with the “me too” movement. Women are making a political statement and though Alexis/Julian wasn’t about sexual abuse, if viewers don’t buy that Julian was forced to prove he would harm Alexis than they’ll just think the show is promoting violence against women and women returning to abuvsive men.

    I think what they did to this pairing was a horrible choice. Good for the short term…risky for the long term. Though it was the catalyst to Alexis’s spiraling down…and was a great opportunity for Nancy as an actress to take Alexis down that path…the writers just took Julian and had him go from a man in love to a man who seemingly would kill his wife.

    Personally..and I’ve said this all along…I’d like to see them reconcile and am totallly willing to go along with the reasoning that Julian was pushed into a corner and had to ACT the part of abusive husband/threat. I think the writers gave plenty of hints along the way that Julian was boxed into a corner…I remember when he told Olivia that he wouldn’t go along with her plan and she kidnapped or did something to Sam’s baby to prove she could harm his children…

    I don’t think Julian would have ever have killed Alexis. I’ve also said on other posts that I think he would have whispered to her to go along with faking her death…but then Sonny intervened.

    Farfetched, perhaps. But Nancy and DeVry play off each other well and I’d like to see them back together. As far as people telling her what to do…I GET why her children are concerned..though considering all three of her daughters LOVE Sonny and seem to buy every excuse he gives…and Carly, Diane also warned Alexis off Julian…hypocrites as they’re with Sonny and Max…

    Nancy is getting feedback from her fanbase on Alexis. I’m wondering if the possible reunion between Alexis and Julian is also on her mind and she wants to get a feel on how how the majority of her fans feel.

    I would think it would be difficult to play a role if you’re adamantly against what your character is doing.

    I’m hoping, like Liz with Franco, that Alexis can believe in Julian and ignore her critics. Just not sure if they can get this couple back to where they were…

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    rose replied

    Rebecca, I’m not sure they can get Alexis and Julian back to where they were either. One thing that would help is if he dropped the “attitude” he has been carrying around after being let out of a long jail sentence, or worse. And then consider much of his new lease on life like a form of community service to try to rehabilitate his deeds and reputation. And then maybe…

    And speaking of Franco…”me too”, true or not, has caught up to him in real life as well. I think what he did to Sam on GH competes with the images I have when Julian had a knife on Alexis’s throat. Hard to forget both of these images, even after time has passed by when they happened. But probably worse towards Franco/Franco on GH since he liked and knew what he was doing at the time. While I like Roger, I’ve never been able to warm up to the character of the new Franco, or him with Liz because of this, brain tumor or not..

    Rebecca1 replied

    Hey, Rose…

    I don’t know…I think Julian has tried to make himself over, just as he did when he first fell in love with Alexis, but practically everyone (with the exception of Alexis and Ava) haven’t been “receptive” to his attempts.

    Molly barks at him whenever she can…that sneer is really getting on my nerves! Sonny and Carly, well, you know…THEY’RE so upstanding that of course they’d judge him. Griffin, understandably can’t be in the same room as him and Sam has basically disowned him. In Julian’s defense, almost everything he did was to protect his kids…Sam was a major target as was her children and Julian was compelled to go along with Olivia’s demands to keep his children safe. (WHY they made Julian lesser than Olivia in terms of power is another mystery…but they did. She apparently had corruptive power than him…could seriously destroy those he loved). So, I think it’s a bit frustrating that Sam won’t give him the benefit of the doubt and accept that he scared Alexis but wouldn’t actually have physically harmed her…BECAUSE he was trying to keep those he loved safe…including Sam.

    Olivia Falconeri/Q…won’t let him see his son. She embraces Sonny…but closes the door on Julian. And what has Julian done since he’s gotten back? He’s been law-abiding and bought a legit business. So, to me, he’s way above Sonny in the trying to turn his life around department. He even opened his doors on Christmas eve to the hungry!

    As for Franco, I DO buy the tumor explanation so I’m over his past. He’s been nothing but decent since.

    I always say this but the “people” I defend on GH are probably not people I’d defend in real life. But in story, these characters have redeemed themselves to the point that I truly like them. So many in Port Charles are questionable; Carly remains my least favorite…can’t stand what she did to AJ and even Franco. Difference is she is never humble; always gloating. SHE’S much more repugnant to me than Julian and Franco combined.

    nancy dillingham replied

    And I’m hoping she CANNOT. A slap in the face to the “MeTOO” movement and the cultural revolution happening now. Would be very poor taste to put them back together. And Julian has always looked stiff and “constipated” to me. Doesn’t seem sexy in any way.

    rebecca1 replied

    To each her own, nancy. As I said, I think it can only be done if the Alexis believes that Julian would never harm her…and if the fans do, too. I do. However, with Friday’s episode looks like they’re possibly trying a Kim/Julian couple? Though she’ll be somehow tied to Drew…tangled webs.

    And that’s why it’s a soap! ;)

    Shay replied

    @Boop…..After today’s episode, I have to add that it was superb to watch Sam giving Alexis a good piece of her mind regarding her obsessive tendencies for telling others what to do. It brought back fond memories from when Sam discovered the shocking truth that this pushy know-it-all was her birth mother, and did not take the news—-or the overbearing advice ala Alexis— at all well!!!! Plus, those painfully knowing looks she exchanged with Jason as we were reminded of the many meaningful moments those two shared and survived despite the repeated meddling of Alexis to force them apart really drove home the message that Alexis has never minded her own business when it came to this couple and their relationship ! Really quite ironic when you consider the utter mess that this woman has made of her own life given her repeatedly bad choices in men….and she still hasn’t learned her lesson as she inches back to Julian for an encore to their twisted union.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Boop…doesn’t it just frustrate you that everyone tells Nancy what to do…including Sam, who I love by the way. But! I couldn’t help but think how hypocritical it was of Sam to get angry at Alexis…Sam…who in constantly lecturing her mother about Julian..who is constantly lecturing her not to go back with him…Sam, who NOW thinks Alexis should mind her own business? I wanted to smack Sam! LOL! Alexis is her mom…and has been nothing but supportive of Sam. Of course she’d want her daughter to be with the man who could give her a safe life! Yet, at the same time Alexis also told Sam they should postpone the divorce, that Sam shouldn’t go through with the it yet if she wasn’t sure about her feelings. Sam refused…yet Alexis sensed Sam’s hesitation when she was about to sign the divorce document and came up with another reason to stall the proceedings…to give Sam more time. And when Sam was determined…Alexis did her due diligence as a lawyer, mother and grandmother to want to protect both her daughter and grandchild. (Must be awkward for Alexis, too, because she likes Jason…just not his undying love for Sonny and the mob).

    Coming back to your original point, about everyone telling ALEXIS what to do…I think they need to take a good look at themselves for being able to give advice but not take it. That goes for Molly, Kristina, Carly, Diane, too.

  18. Michael says:

    John J York, who acts circles around Ryan Paevey , should be on screen more often than a couple of times a year.

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    Steve replied

    Agreed that we need more Mac appearances. But kudos to Ryan Paevey whose acting has greatly improved since first joining the show. Haley Erin has come a long way as well

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  19. Jacob says:

    The other son is a kind of weird all of the sudden mystery….. just came out of nowhere….. for me, it kind of landed like a thud, though. Who cares who the other son is of a character we never see? And another storyline involving two brothers? Aren’t we already in the midst of that with Jason and Drew?

    I’m all into the Mayor race but hope that Ned loses and then starts his own company and becomes a Real business buster like Edward. I liked that transformation of Clint becoming Asa on OLTL and I sense a similar transition happening here. I don’t mind Michael, I think he’s fine.

    As far as Sonny and Carly, it seems what they want to do is just recreate the Sonny/Carly/Sam/Jason/Spinelli that dominated this show a few years ago – which I hated so much I stopped watching for many years. I hope this writing team have something different in mind.

    I like the current mix of new characters and old timers. It feels right and that they’re not just on for a quick ratings grab. Laura and Kevin are practically regulars and Monica and Felecia pop in more frequently and organically than they used to and it looks like from the preview that we’re getting a Max sighting. Here’s hoping that Maxie finally ‘gets’ why Frisco stayed away all these years (ie to keep them safe from people like Faison)

    Anyway, the headline is misleading, this isn’t a promo for the entire month of January – it says right on the promo that this is just for this week.

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  20. Patty Jones says:

    I am more interested in the Jason, Drew, Franco storyline. Here is my take. It was Drew who pushed “Bobby”, Franco down the stairs. This caused Franco’s eventual brain tumor. Drew’s psychotic personality is about to “rear its ugly head !” Look out Port Charles. Ready to “save the day”, Jason, of course !!!!
    Also, I think that we all know ,Peter, the new COO at Aurora is P.K. Sinclair. Faison’s other son !

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  21. nancy dillingham says:

    A crime that Mac isn’t into solving crimes anymore. Love him and Felicia. More Laura and Kevin! And more!!!!

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