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90 November 20th, 2015 GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena’s Dying & It’s Showdown Time With Jason, Liz & Sam!

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Major participants are set, and the evil queen is back on-screen. Will she reveal all and help Jason (Billy Miller) hone in on his past? Will she reveal more on the kidnapping of Little Jake (James Nighbor)? Will she spill the beans on Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) deception? Or, will she spin some tale, and no one will be the wiser?  That is the major showdown set up after the end of Thursday’s episode of GH, setting up Friday’s clffhanger!

As Liz and Sam (Kelly Monaco) get into a catfight with some much needed drink-throwing at each other on a plane, the two women who vie for the love of Jason – his fiancee’ and his wife – are on their way to help Jason with his search and to get answers to his past.  While they hurl insults and barbs at each other, played to perfection by Rebecca Herbst and Kelly Monaco, things are getting mighty serious on Cassadine Island. There, Nikolas is already on the scene trying to block Jason from gaining entrance to speak to a dying Helena (Constance Tower), who claims she is ready to join her beloved Mikos (but is it heaven, or in hell?).

Jason, with gun in tow happens upon Nikolas and is ready to plug the prince with a bullet, if he doesn’t take him to Helena. Nikolas does, and Helena who is bedridden is still extolling some of her digs and getting under Jason’s skin.  As she starts to tell Jason that she will inform him of the truth and her secrets regarding his past, her door bursts open revealing  some of her henchmen who have captured Liz and Sam.  Now it’s all for one and one for all against Helena?  What will Nikolas do now?

The action picks up today! What did you think of yesterday’s GH? Did you get a kick out of  the Sam and Liz  drink-throwing in the ai? Do you want this to be the end of the line for Helena? Will she say anything about Robin (Kimberly McCullough)?  Will any of this get straightened out so Jason can find some piece of mind?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I want Jason to develop a split personality,,,by day he is D. Jason Quartamaine-lifesaver…at nite he is Jason-Dr.KILLdare Morgan mobster hitman-lifetaker…when the hospital is running low on patients its Jason KILLdare Morgan who sees to it that those hospital beds are full…only kidding-lol

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Seriously, Helena dies or most likely not…and no matter if she lies or is truthful…Patrick will reunite with Robin and he will leave with her and go into hiding…Emma either will leave with them or remain with Anna…Robert Scorpio will help and he takes them away!…no matter if Jason ends up with Liz or Sam, he looses both ways…lol…Sonny and Carly and Jason will also be in a love triangle…no, the two men wont be fighting over Carly…Sonny and Carly will fight over Jason…BAM!…lol

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    Kevin replied

    LOL :) Perhaps Patrick will learn that Robin knew of the attempt to take Emma before anyone told her about it; he could assume (since she can’t explain how she knew) that Robin is partly responsible somehow. And since it is unsafe to stay in Port Chuck, he takes off with Emma to stay safe.

    Mary replied

    what an awesome episode . I sure hope that Helena does die or leave the show. She probably needs a vacation . I also think she enjoys playing the role of Helena Cassadine. Constance is a great actress. I hope she can stay as long as her health allows.

    The way I see it Liz and Jason are meant to be together . Sam well that is her hard luck. If Jason per the writers put him with Sam then I think they are fools.
    The only two people that Liz worked well with on that show were Jason , the original one ,Lucky and Nikolas . So for what it is worth I think that Liz belongs with either Jason or Nikolas .

  2. jeremy says:

    :) Awesome, Awesome Episode!!!!!

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  3. Scott says:

    Do not kill of Helena! Great villain. That look she gave to Nikolas when she first said she was dying…I hope that means she’s really not.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Constance Towers is 82 years old and she wants to be done playing Helena (has for several years now). She was spectacular, IS spectacular. But it’s time for CT to enjoy her retirement. What a shame that the short-sighted, camp preferring, insulting and parody inducing writer who thought Roger Howarth would be better as Franco didn’t have the creativity to instead make him a Cassadine cousin that could have taken over for Helena. RoHo, GH and all its fans would have been in SUCH a better place for it.

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    Harry replied

    Elizabeth–love that idea. Roger should have been a Cassadine or at least a Q.
    He is wince inducing to watch right now–he acts lik Jack Tripper from Three’s Company. Worse yet, he acts bored as hell.
    I remember I thought I Roger was the most brilliant soap actor of all time. If you told me back then that I would be fast forwarding through all of his scenes, I would have told you that you were crazy.
    It doesn’t help that they are trying to force feed Franco and Nina on viewers over and over. They aren’t working, it’s time to move on before all the fans move on.

  4. P. McMahon says:

    I don’t believe Helena’s dying. I don’t believe she will tell the full truth—only what she wants Jason to hear.

    And if she’s joining Mikos soon, then I assume she had Robin raise that devil from the dead. No one stays dead on this show!!

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  5. Angie says:

    I think it’s ridiculous to write grown women acting like two year olds. I was disgusted and am so disappointed and over this Jason thing I can no longer stomach it. Move it along already. It boring and repetitive and insulting to the audience at this point. Everyone in this story looks like a fool.
    Honestly I wish Jason had never been recast.
    I’ve been watching soaps for 40 years and have never seen such a mess made of any storyline.

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    Lena120 replied

    I agree. To me, the only interesting story Jason had left to play was with MIchael and AJ. But they killed AJ off before he returned. What a waste. The Little Jake reunion could have been awesome but they turned Liz into a sociopath and made her child’s return a footnote in her delusion.

    Sam is a better character without Jason. She just is. She had more life and independence when he was out of the picture. Carly just looks like a fool. You’re a 40-something woman with adult children. Stop stalking this man. Grow up!

    The Helena scene was a joke. The only good thing about it was her cursing Sam. Other than that it was more stalling to a story no one cares about. It was poorly written and poorly paced. Absolutely nothing happened. Why can’t they rid us of this story once and for all? At least when the Fluke was done, it was DONE! This Jakeson crap is still going. Ugh.

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    rebecca1 replied

    It’s inaccurate to say a story “no one cares about.” I’m enjoying it…it hearkens back to the days when there was mystery surrounding Cassadine Island and the goings on there. Ultimately although I say that, it can live up to those glory days because the powers that be unwisely got rid of the majority of the insane asylum…but I think they’re attempting to recapture the intrigue.

    Helena looks gorgeous…I’m rather upset she cursed Sam…and I understand why both Elizabeth and Sam felt the need to chase after Jason. Since nothing about this story is based in reality other than emotions… love, jealousy, insecurity, fear of abandonment…both women’s feelings and need to be the one Jason chooses when he finds himself again is understandable.

    rebecca1 replied

    Can’t… not can…live up to those glory days

    Aria replied

    I have to agree with Rebecca, it’s inaccurate to say I one cares about the storyline cause I’m enjoying now that it has finally picked up, under RC the story dragged and played out horribly finally at least to me more tolleratable and although I hate what they’ve done to Liz I’ll hang on to hope she will be redeemed because it sure beats Liz being backbunner like she’s been in the past. And honestly Carly and Sam are way more annoying characters .

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  6. Fanny says:

    Helena will aim….and shoot these two dodo birds down in one
    fell swoop. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe how wonderfully
    fun this will be. Jason will get a few crumbs thrown his way, in
    the name of “Robin”. Prince Nick better be nice otherwise she’ll
    place his carcass at Jason’s feet.

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  7. Rosanna says:

    loved the drink throwing it made me laugh and the fact they didn`t kill each was amazing as I expected a knock out fight on the plane. I doubt Constance Towers who plays Helena will leave it is just another way to tease us for February sweeps. Love love all this madness and cannot wait for more, Tony Geary being I actually don`t miss the character like I thought I did, it is not to say I do not miss him but so many other stories to keep us occupied we do not have time to miss TG.

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  8. Patty says:

    Can’t wait until Liz is exposed as a liar. Knowing how nasty she has become, I’m sure that she has conveniently forgot her birth control pills. For how much I loved this character, that’s how much I hate her now !!!!

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    tatiana replied

    Me too! I want Liz’s lies exposed as well and for someone to give her a royal smackdown!. And if they stay true to Jason’s character, he won’t forgive her, at least not easily. He was never a fan of lying and manipulation. But then again, this iteration of Jason is nothing like he used to be.

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    Fanny replied

    It’s still difficult to except Billy as Jason, for me he’s Jake…

    KansasGuest replied

    I want to see Carly’s reaction if she ever finds out Liz kept Jason from them deliberately.

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    Fanny replied

    Talk about EXPLOSIVE…….

    CeeCee replied

    Lol. Fur-flying; cartwheeling feline blast. Can’t wait!!!!!

    Harry replied

    I am surprised Carly has not figure that out yet. I remember her giving Lizzy some really odd looks when Lizzy kept frantically reminding everyone that it was the morphine which made Sonny call Jake Jason.
    Oh Carly will give Lizzy the what for as only Carly can.

    Aria replied

    I’m still not giving up on old Liz, I too don’t like what she’s doing i have no idea why the writers have chosen to turn this character so desperate but like I said I’m not giving up, other characters have done worse and maybe our expectations aren’t as high for those other characters but I refuse to give up so I’ll hang on till she’s redeem, and if they don’t do that I’ll be puzzle as to why they would want to ruin such a popular beloved character, it just doesn’t make sense.

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    Harry replied

    I understand, Aria.
    I have always loved Lizzy too and her behavior lately has been sadly disappointing. The letter Audrey wrote to her somewhat explains Lizzy’s actions when she writes,”You never felt you were worthy of love.”
    That’s no excuse for her insanely pathetic behavior.
    The real love of Lizzy’s life has not been Jason, it’s been Lucky.

  9. Fanny says:

    @Shay..Hi…you are so right… Only Helena/Constance can make
    oxygen look fashionable. What a delight she is.. I read all your posts
    and also agree w/ U on Kathleen/Dr.O needing to come back full time.
    I’d love too see her and Monica duel it out a bit at the Hospital…

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    tatiana replied

    I have always found Helena to be a bit of a caricature of a villain. I think the actress’ portrayal is spot on but the writing and the plans she sets in motion and things she gets away with is kind of ridiculous. I don’t find her at all interesting.
    But I love, love, love Dr. Obrecht!! She is fantastic and needs to be on screen more often. Give her a real story already!

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    Shay replied

    @Tatiana…We needn’t agree on Helena. Dr. O. is also the one who really tickles my fancy….and funny bone! Kathleen Gati is absolutely magnificent as the menacing medica, and I was truly disappointed that her Liesl’s backstory was not more fully explored, replete with details of her “Swiss Sis,” Magda, nefarious romantic entanglements and relationships with her kinder…Perhaps they have simply been detained and not abandoned altogether, as “Die Obrecht” is a comedic and dramatic marvel, non pareil! This multi-talented lady—and multi-dimensional character—deserve to return to front burner status and here’s to that happening sooner rather than later….maybe in the form of a Christmas tour de force??? Yes, please!

    Harry replied

    Shay, I do agree with you that Kathleen Gati is a treasure. She could have gone down as one of soap’s greatest villains if the writing for her character had been steadfast and exploratory.
    I just felt it was a colossal mistake to make her the chief of staff. Making this sadistic, kidnapping criminal the chief of staff was as foolhardy as making Fonzie a college professor.
    Dr O, when she was lurking in the catacombs with her boyfriend Faison, was at her dark best. She always reminded me of Frau Blucher from Young Frankenstein. “Yes, he was my boyfriend!” Just once, I’d like to hear Dr O say that in regards to Faison. I wonder if Kathleen Gati plays the violin?

    Shay replied

    @Fanny…..This is true, Fanny. Helena makes evil seem downright chic! Always love her returns to the GH canvas. As for our beloved Dr. O?…..She’s been quite neglected as of late….I hope she makes a holiday comeback worthy of her considerable comedic and dramatic capabilities! Hmmmm……wonder if Britt may also favor us with a surprise appearance for the Christmas gala? I’m sure Brad and she could find plenty of fashion faux-pas upon which to make snarky remarks! (Jackpot!!!!!…LOL.)

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    Harry replied

    Constance Towers is sublime for sure. I fondly remember her as Niles and Frasier Crane’s piano teacher who seduced them both when they were her under aged pupils. Fraiser meets up with her later and finds he is still attracted to this older woman, and hits on her. Constance’s character tells Frasier that he is now too old for her! HA!
    Loved her appearance on Frasier. She is well adept at playing comedic roles as seen with her approach to playing Helena.
    I also love that naked portrait of a very young Helena which is now hanging in her bedroom.
    I recall that Luke once had that portrait of a nude Helena hanging in his Blues Club for all to see.

    rebecca1 replied

    Harry…I remember something about Luke having a nude Helena portrait.

    Never saw the Frasier episode with Katherine Gati…but they must have aged her for the role…in reality Kelsey Grammar is 60 and she’s 57.

    rebecca1 replied

    Double mistake! Auto spell…Kathleen…not. Katherine.

    My error…you were talking about Constance Towers.

    Sigh. I think knowing Patrick Drake has left the building caused the mix up!

  10. Timmm says:

    First, what a surprise to see Shawn! secondly, the Dragon Lady is alive and kicking! It was great! I am really pleased with the new writers at this short point in their tenure. They are writing what we want to see and waited for some time! December should be just as good as I feel Jason will know who he is, Emma will see her mother return and Anna will get a big hug from Robert!

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    Fanny replied

    My sentiments exactly.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Mine too.

    CeeCee replied

    I do believe Shawn may be coming back, my Timmmbo. Why else would he make an appearance? Perhaps the fans’s appellations and supplications worked.
    As far as Helena, with your so-apt moniker? What if she makes a complete reversal and turn out to be PC’s guardian angel? With a brand new, shiny halo? No? Not good?

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    Timmm replied

    I would welcome Shawn back! It might get a little too cozy with Jason being back, though. Shawn could go out on his own. I just dont like him and Jordan together. She can act but I dont care for her!

    Helena, they have never tried to redeem any of her evilness. Maybe she makes a turn only because she is dying and once shes out of the woods, back to being evil. My prediction is she will “Die” soon and take info with her that Jason needs to know. I hope the new writers keep this Jason story going! I bet you my last cup of coffee Billy Miller will not be on the show in 2017! He is too talented to stick around. Nothing against the soaps, they are a proving ground for actors who REALLY want to act but they dont pay like the night time gigs. Anyway, to make a long story long, Helena will go away and yes, come back some other day!

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm.
    Ahh, Timmm. I wasn’t even close to being serious about Helena. LOL. No one that evil could ever be redeemed or enjoy life without doing what she does best: …..bring the worst kind of destruction upon someone’s head. And, her curses? There are still parts of the western, seemingly ‘civilized’ world ( folklore) who still believe in the power of a curse ‘bestowed’ by the right witch. Trust me, I have Scandinavian blood , lol. The ‘elders’ still believe in Norse evil doers (the Volva–Freyia, Seior etc), despite their Chritian beliefs. Ironically, my family members can mentally compartmentalize their beliefs ( R. Catholic and pagan) and separate them, neatly, with pretty bows. Then, there are the (folklore) Italians who have all these signs and rituals to keep away evil spirits. They believe in the “mal’occhio”, meaning: the evil eye. So they recite words (the older generation…grandparents) to thwart the curse/spell which may have been put on a family member. What I find amazing, Timmm, is that these people believe that anyone can put a curse on someone….without being a witch; all it takes is an evil mind. I suppose it’s more referred to as voodoo.

    I can see how Shawn and Jason, on stage together, could cause a tug of war, no matter how friendly. Ego? Perhaps. I don’t know, Timmm. I think that if we are dealing with Jason Quartermaine, and NOT, Jason Morgan, then, there should not be so much of a rivalry or struggle. I get what you’re saying, Timmm. Billy Miller will probably not last….he’s too great an actor. However, it does depend upon his thirst to try and take a bite of everything that’s out there, primetime or cinematography, available and for the taking. It’s the logical path to take. On the other hand, there are those soap actors/actresses who are happy to just stay put. I wish!
    Nonetheless, and please do not shoot me for being a downer, soaps are becoming obsolete. So, these thespians are being smart by getting on their horse and ride out of Dodge. Later.

  11. Mister Media says:

    Sadly, every day this story drags on is another day too long. The actors are great but they are fighting an uphill battle to maintain interest. This was an epic missed opportunity to bring Billy Miller on board and return Jason in a dynamic story arc. Long live GH!

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  12. CeeCee says:

    I doubt Helena will give her grandson’s secret away. It is sooo not Helena to betray blood. Am I misguided about that? Liz? That’s iffy. I would think that by giving her away, she would also inadvertently implicate Nik. As far as Sam, albeit she was not deceitful in this case, Helena may make up a story just to throw Sam under the bus. Haven’t Alexis and daughter been a thorn in Helena’s side forever? However, if that were the case, then all this contrition would be for naught.
    I would love, love, love to have more Helena and Dr. O for dessert. They are THAT delicious to watch!

    PS. Shay? Thanks for correcting me…Helena did say, “tweedlee dum and dumber”…not tweedlee dee. So tired, at the end of the day…..(this week)
    Yes, Helena looked splendid, languidly ‘draped’ in regal hauteur, even on her deathbed, as you noted, ….her sardonic humor still intact. And those black sheets and bed-board, the perfect Elvira backdrop. So witchy!! Her domicile is certainly fit for the Mythological Greek Hecate. ‘Gotta’ run, sweetie…..later.

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    su0000 replied

    hey CeeCee ..
    No more dead Cassadine !!
    The Cassadine’s were the exciting intriguing family, they rocked!!
    I want all of the great Cassadine’s back!
    Helena must live on!!
    Nikolas and Helena is all that is left of the Cassadine Empire..
    Helena is a treasure, pure gold !!!

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    Les replied

    Get with times su0000

    CeeCee replied

    Hey, susu.
    I’m not sure what Les means, su. To be honest, I’d rather see Helena or Victor than Sonny. But you also love Sonny.
    I would love to make a retort about Sonny, but, alas, if I start? I will lose myself. Lol.
    It’s ok to disagree, Suzie Q. We’re friends!!!! ‘Nite, babes.

    Les replied

    Me again! Something went wrong and the rest of the message was never published. It must have been that darn smiley face I tried using. So …

    Get with the times su0000! LOL!!! The Cassidines are so old school

    Timmm replied

    Sam needs info out of Helena and Sam berates her! How dumb! Helena [Elizabeth Taylor] did put a curse on L&L and they have had nothing but bad Luck[Y]!

    Another thing, Helena was dying years ago, I can still see her talking to Luke with oxygen pumping through her nose and she sprung back to life! NEVER count Helena out!

    Have a good weekend sweetie!

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    Fanny replied

    @Timmm… I had forgotten all about the “Original” curse until U
    mentioned it…Oh my!! all Sam’s done is raise Helena’s evilness
    to next level..No good will come of this… If she was on her “Death
    Bed” Sam just gave Helena a reason to live, and wreck havoc galore.
    Watch out Elizabeth your next on her list… Saving Jason for last.

    CeeCee replied

    Hi, Timmm.
    …always welcome your replies. I do hope Helena does ‘recuperate’….I really dig her and relish within her twisted aura. Too funny.
    As KansaGuest says, Helena is about control. The stage is set. She will only give ‘this’ much to these mere puppets who ask questions to which they will never get straight answers…..just one riddle after another.
    You enjoy your week-end, too. Luv-ya.

    Harry replied

    I think Les was making a joke predicated upon the fact that it’s usually Su00 telling us to “get with the times” and to stop living in the acid washed decade of the 80′s.

    Shay replied

    Hey, CeeCeeGirl! Even though we are both inveterate proofreaders, I only inadvertently corrected you….I was simply thinking of Helena’s rapier sharp delivery of that line when I typed it….so I guess you’re not the only one who was tired!!! Even though I adore this time of the year, it is always a full-on, packed few months. (Hope you are having a wonderful time in “the city!”) As for Sam’s granny, she was Mikkos’ mistress, which explains Helena’s utter antipathy for Alexis and Ms. Morgan. Hmmmm….I wonder if the Davidovich (the original surname of Ms. Davis….) matriarch was also prone to “letting it all hang out up-top,” since that seems to be a family trait, and was that the initial draw for the elder Cassadine???? No wonder Helena has such contempt for all of them! LOL.

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  13. Iakovos says:

    Please close the Cassadine chapter for good! Why this family remains in play and the Quartermaines have been decimated makes no sense to me. I want the sci fi out-of-this world madness to be over. It was novel in the early 1980s with the weather-control machine and Ice Princess but the freezing and international hijinks have grown tired. Please phase this out. Of course, Helene;s death surely will unlock some other plot line. I just hope it is a worthy one.

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  14. KansasGuest says:

    Helena is all about control. That woman isn’t giving anything up. If she tells the truth, she’ll spin it to her own benefit. And, she’d never betray Nikolas, especially now that he’s acting like a “true Cassadine” (her words). She may not like being confined. But, she loves that Nik has finally turned to the Dark Side. If she throws anyone under the bus to save Nik, it will be Elizabeth or Robin. Helena probably wishes she had something on Sam. But, since Sam would rather die than cooperate w/Helena, she knows that would never fly. So, Sam’s in the clear & Liz & Robin better watch out.

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  15. Mary SF says:

    Well Billy Miller is getting his Steve Burton glare down pat– LOL.

    Not sure what tale Helena can spin since viewers know the whole story behind Jake Jason there isn’t much suspense for us. Of course she could out Liz and Nik but I doubt it.

    At first I was rooting for Liz, but now I can’t wait for her lies to be exposed. My goodness any woman that desperate to hold a man needs some serious time with PC’s new shrink.

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  16. Mr. X says:

    I saw all the Billy Miller years on Y&R. It’s hard not to like the guy. The Jake is Jason story has really gotten better for me since he now knows who he is but has no memory of being him. I’m also digging the story with Hayden and her efforts to find out who tried to kill her and her working with Tracy to get ELQ back from Nicholas. Though it seems Jason is about to take care of that. Having only seen the RH as Franco, i’m even liking the stuff with him and Nina and Kiki. Having watched the JP&SA year or so on Y&R maybe i’m just easy to please but i’m enjoying watching GH again.

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  17. Michael says:

    Helena has more lives than my brother’s two cats.

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  18. Mary says:

    Helena’s dying? Do not believe that woman will stay dead. If she could arrange for the demented Stavros to be brought back to life then she can do the same for herself.

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  19. Alan says:

    I am at the point where I just can’t with this show any more.

    Jason just dropping out of the ceiling on a rope. Liz and Sam reduced to beverage tossing harpies fighting over who will get to make a mob enforcer the full time daddy to their kid (somebody needs to call Child Protective Services on these two brainiacs). And somehow everyone got to Cassadine Island in the blink of an eye.

    I think the biggest surprise is that Sonny wasn’t somehow shoe-horned into this mess ’cause you know, the world revolves around him…

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    Josh replied

    Are you a new viewer of the show? I ask that as a serious question, meaning no disrespect. Dropping out of the ceiling is something Anna and Robert used to do back in the old days with the WSB all the time, among many other characters. So Jason is hardly the first.

    To each his own, and I’m sorry you’re not enjoying the show. Personally, I’m enjoying the adventure. It’s something the show has been lacking. It has an old school feeling to it. Reminds me of a Luke and Laura adventure from the early 80s with the Cassadine’s, except involving current characters.

    I did have to laugh at the Child Protective Services line, though. That was funny and so true, especially of the way Elizabeth handles her kids. Carly too for that matter. Hopefully there aren’t too many women out there taking cues on how to be a good mother from the ladies of Port Charles, lol.

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    Alan replied

    Not a new viewer, just a bored one.

    The randomly dropping out of the ceiling thing defies logic and the ridiculousness of it instantly draws me out of the story (yes, I know Anna and Robert used to do it and it annoyed me then, too). I don’t understand why it would have been any less dramatic for Jason to scale the side of the Cassadine compound and climb in a window…

    rebecca1 replied

    Agree with all you said Josh. I posted above how this hearken back to the ol’ school adventures. Don’t know if they’ll be able to pull it off…but Helena…in all her glory, is the last remnant of that era. I wouldn’t mind some resurrected Cassadines popping up on the island…or at least some good flashbacks!

    Harry replied

    I hear ya, Allen. Sometimes I think we acclimate too readily to mediocrity and suddenly we wake up and say,’Hey, why am I watching this drivel?”
    What got me about Jason coming down the on the rope was you didn’t really see him do it–they just cut to where he jumps down from the rope. I think Billy Miller may not have the physical prowess which Steven Burton possesses (or Finola Hughes for that matter, she can really shimmy down a rope).
    I also thought Miller looked a little wobbily on Jason’s motorcycle.

    CeeCee replied

    Lol, Alan. There must be a shortage of Child Protective Services reps in PC. Avery certainly is in dire need of one. Exemplar parents, that girl has. Soon, Ava’s apartment will turn into a bordello. And, Sonny abode is spread bullet-riddled.
    Can’t say anything good about Liz and Sam either. Those poor kids have been exposed to how many men, walking in and out of their lives? No wonder soap kids all have issues.
    As I have mentioned on another site regarding the courtroom shenanigans going on at Sonny’s and Ava’s custody hearing……the jesters came in 1-2-3 to entertain…..as Paul Rodgers sings, ” yo mama’s calling, but you’re having fun….” I enjoyed it to the nth degree.
    Where was Avery’s Guardian Ad Litem? Every child in a custody battle needs one….especially a child born to riches.
    You’re forgetting the wheelchair, Alan…..the world now revolves around Sonny and his bloody wheelchair. I wish someone would somehow sabotage that wheelchair….do something to its brakes; take Sonny for a ‘stroll’, to the edge of a precipice. Lol. Sometimes, Alan, there’s this tiny, mean imp in my head, forcing me to say these things. Honest!!. Lol.

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    CeeCee replied

    Correction.So frustrating…..should read:, Sonny’s abode is already bullet-riddled.

    Harry replied

    And adding to your premise that Port Charles is in need of CPS, little Emma was left alone in the park so some creepy woman could kidnap her.

    rebecca1 replied

    Au contraire Harry…she had Little Lord Painterly, ala, Spencer …til he dashed off.

    rebecca1 replied

    Fauntleroy!

  20. Erick says:

    Even if Helena is “dying,” she will never die…. Luke shot her point-blank in the head and she came back….

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  21. Jane says:

    Saw todays show and now I find out Sam’s grandmother is the reason behind all this woman’s scorned ways. Liz is in trouble and about to loose what she never had.
    Can’t wait till Monday.

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    KansasGuest replied

    Helena isn’t Sam’s grandmother. Helena is the wife of Sam’s grandfather, Mikkos Cassadine. Mikkos’ longtime mistress who bore him two children – Alexis Davis & her late sister, Christina – was Sam’s real grandmother. Helena actually murdered Alexis’ mom in cold blood when Alexis was a child. I think she witnessed it. Helena would have killed the girls, too, if Mikkos hadn’t sent them off to boarding school overseas.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Alexis’s mother had a love affair with Helena’s husband. Thus, Alexis was born…making her, in Helena’s eyes, the illegitimate Cassadine and arch enemy…and thus Sam, Alexis’s daughter.

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    Harry replied

    Yep–Helena slit Alexis’s mother’s throat. There was poetic irony in the fact that Mikko’s mistress was a brilliant opera singer who sang soprano.

  22. Ces says:

    I just want Liz to be found out already.
    Loved Helena putting a curse on Sam. pretty funny.
    I swear this story is dragging out too long though. With the big reveal, thought we’d sort of wrap this up.
    How does Liz dump all her kids get time off?
    Did Jason drive to Oregon, then fly to Greece in a minute’s notice? It’s still the same day in PC!
    How did Nicholas get to Greece so fast?
    So many ridiculous moments on this show.

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    Shay replied

    Excellent questions, Ces! Especially about Nik! Ever since his evil side emerged, I’ve been partial to the notion that perhaps he had a twin—even unbeknownst to his own mother, Laura—and that Helena kept him for herself to “school” in the darker ways of the Cassadines, much like she has been wreaking her poison on “Little Jake,” and that the real Prince Nicky has been hidden away all this time and replaced with the “Bad Nik.” I realize it may sound a bit far-fetched, but then again, this is Helena of whom we’re speaking! I’ve just had a very hard time accepting this “Nasty Nik”….he makes my skin crawl, and his “thing” with Hayden makes me want to lose my lunch. They are soooo unappealing as a couple….too rude and raunchy for my taste.

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    CeeCee replied

    Well, Shay, my ‘loverly’, our thoughts are not so far apart. While you believe Nik to have a ‘hidden away’ twin for all these years; therefore now emerging as the bad twin…..I had mentioned that Helena put a chip in Nikolas’s brain to make him dance to her tune. No, considering with whom we are dealing, not too far fetched, at all.
    So, not only is Sam an illegitimate ( I want to have some class, and not call her bastard, Ha!) spawn of a mobster, Alexis is also the product of a morally dubious parentage, who coincidentally happened to have met her seducer ( ten years her junior) at boarding school? Got it!!
    Nik and Hayden are raunchy….agreed, but hot and sexy in bed, for now. I am sure I will tire watching them after a while, Shay. Do not get me wrong; not my cup of coffee laced with Bailey’s. Lol. Too stubby in stature for my taste….I like the tall, lean, but toned type, lol. Besides, I never found this prince good looking. Just my opinion. Buonasera, carissima.

    CeeCee replied

    Correction: To have HAD a ‘hidden….’

  23. sandra ermilio says:

    i would love to see sam win jason and liz found out what nic and her did and go to another story line please writers do it

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  24. Mary says:

    Okay, time to bring back Robert Kelker-Kelly’s nut job Stavros. I mean, why should he not witness the supposed death of her “Royal Highness” Helena the Queen of the Vipers.

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  25. Kevin says:

    I am appreciating the humor bits on the show; the contained cat-fight on the plane was funny. I am giggling over some of the one-liners the writers have been throwing around lately: Helena’s “tweedle dum and dumber” – Franco’s to the psychologist to check Dr. O’s file for some fun, and his “reward card” for frequent stays in lockup are a few that come to mind!

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    Kevin replied

    I enjoy the surprises of old faces popping up on screen, too.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Love the humor… Helena’s dumb and dumber line, as well as delivery, was hilarious…and Roger is killing it as Franco!

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    Harry replied

    Rebecca, Helena was devilishly funny for sure.
    And yes, Roger’s killing it all right.

    rebecca1 replied

    LOL Harry…paleeez. believe me when I say that so knew when I phrased it that way I left the door wide open for your Roger as Franco rancor. S’okay. I luv my Franco!

  26. James R. Poissant says:

    The episode was very good and I loved it when Sam and Liz got into it on the plane but the one thing wrong in this story is how we are supposed to believe that Helena is dying. That bitch has something up her sleeve and when that unfolds, it’s going to be good. I love the show right now!!!

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    Harry replied

    No, I think Helena has something up her nose.

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    CeeCee replied

    Lol, Harry. Helena is a vampire; so whatever is flowing through that cannula is not oxygen…..must be colorless blah-od.

  27. DYLAN says:

    PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE let this be the end of Helena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Constance Towers is a beautiful woman, but I doubt she needs these paycheques. The character ceased being relevant about 15 years ago. When she was an antagonist to Luke and Laura, that made sense. But ever since, the character has NO motivation or reason for anything she does. 85 year old women do not walk around shooting their family, slitting people’s throats, kidnapping people for NO reason, issuing pointless vague threats, etc. She pops up once or twice a year, kidnaps someone, makes idle threats, and then disappears. Evil for the sake of evil is never interesting, or entertaining, or well thought out. Helena has become a cartoon…A go-to villain when writers lack the creativity to think of ANYTHING else. Instead of writing real, relatable stories, in which human beings are involved, writers always resort to Helena as the only agent of explaining things. Like the Robin situation. The show had a goldmine there. A legacy character with HIV, involved in a complicated but loving relationship with a fellow doctor…there could have been any number of reasons why they couldn’t continue their marriage…reason’s that have fuelled entire seasons of medical based primetime shows! but no, they faked yet another death, had it be Helena involved in another kidnapping, all in the hopes that Kimberly McCullough might return to the role one day. Soaps don’t have that luxury of time anymore. Back in the heyday of soaps, writers had to carefully consider what they did with popular actors and long term characters, because there was no indication that the soaps would ever die. Writing characters off in a non permanent way became prevalent, so the presumed death was a favourite choice. These days, write them off in a way that makes sense NOW. Don’t worry if they will want to come back in 2 or 3 years when other things don’t work out for them. Days of our Lives has just killed legacy character Bo. for real, he is dead. As much as I do NOT like the fact that he died, the story needed SOME form of closure, so it was done. Now that Days is back to a more realistic writing style, personally, I would feel very betrayed, cheated, and jerked around if two years down the road, Peter Reckell chose to return and the show concocted some outlandish twist to reveal that Bo didn’t die, that it was all staged, or an ISA mission, or something. These shows do a real disservice to their own fabric and to the fans when they twist and botch stories to accommodate a past performer’s return. Rarely do these high profile, probably costly returns pay off in the ratings, other than temporary bumps. You can’t even call them spikes anymore, because soaps don’t have the Nielsen peaks and valleys they once had. When we had 12-14 soaps, there was a lot of jockeying among the #2-7 positions. Number one has been consistent since 1987 with Young and the Restless. Now that there are four soaps, and the ratings stay BASICALLY the same (Days and GH flip flop for fourth place), nothing can really be done to dramatically raise or lower ratings in a permanent way. Get rid of Helena…let her have her swan song, explain why she thrives on terrorizing people, and let her DIE. On screen. Tie up the loose ends and move on. There are any number of villains that can be brought back, although on GH, most of them SERIOUSLY wore out their welcome during or before Ron Carlivati. It’s lazy writing to keep having Helena return, to have her as an omnipresent threat in the background, and to have her replace real human motivation and interaction. Although just this ONCE, I do wish she was the reason behind Nikolas suddenly turning so dark and evil. I hoped she was holding Emily or some other beloved character, forcing Nikolas to do bad things. I hoped she told Nikolas she would harm Robin if he didn’t do her bidding. And even though it would be So been-there done that, I hoped she had employed some form of mind control on him. I would even accept her replacing the real Nikolas with come cryogenically created cyborg clone Nikolas. His personality shift was too swift, too sudden, too jarring, and makes NO sense whatsoever. Why does he have this obsessive need for ELQ? He has enough money to just start his own business. Or why does he even need a business? He has money. Unless there is SOME real explanation for Nik’s behaviour, and not just “oh, I embraced the Cassadine dark side that has always been inside of me”, then the character is completely ruined for me. Overnight, people do not go from basically morally decent upstanding men to needless corporate espionage, lying, ordering hits on people, and engaging in kinky inappropriate sexual relationships. This is similar to how EVERY DiMera on Days of our Lives has to be bad at some point just because they are a DiMera. That again is lazy and predictable writing, and complete hogwash. I have heard stories of some pretty messed up things some of my ancestors did, and I’m not walking around all tormented and tortured and conflicted “Oh, woe is me, what if I become like them? This ever present darkness lurking in my lineage and bubbling through my bloodline is threatening to overwhelm me. Whatever shall I do?” It’s rubbish, and only used to turn formerly good characters into evil ones. That is rarely interesting. To anyone who claims that evil characters are always more entertaining than good ones, this proves how untrue that is. I loved Nikolas the good guy, the hero. He has just enough flaws to be compelling, but was at heart a genuinely good, nice guy. Everyone wants to believe in the dashing hero coming along to save his fair lady in distress. Everyone wants happy endings. We saw Luke go down a very grim, dark road, until fans were actually grateful when he left the show!! The same thing will happen to Nik unless he is redeemed soon, and SOME valid explanation is offered for his behaviour. even if they brought up his brain tumour which almost killed him and caused him to have apparitions of Emily as a reason for his actions. It worked for serial killer Franco, it could work for Nik.

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    Harry replied

    Wow–this post is spot on, Dylan. Well done–I agree with you.
    How indeed did Nikolas go from point A to point Z?
    He was always the good one–it was said he took after his mother. Now he truly is the dark prince but the question arises–why? How did he get here?
    Meanwhile, you have an evil sociopathic serial killer named Franco, who suddenly is Father Knows Best. How did he get here? They tried to blame the all convenient brain tumor but they kind of gave up on that premise. I usually fast forward through the hideous spectacle that is Franco and Nina but I messed up and heard Gumby (Nina) say while gesturing frantically, “Franco is a good, heroic and selfless man.” Aside from the horrible dialogue, this also demonstrates that good writing shows and doesn’t tell. They have not shown us how Franco went from bad to good or how Nikolas went from good to bad–there is a startlingly lack of character development. Ron started this crappolla approach to writing and I am afraid the new team is carrying that campy torch.
    I continue to believe that Frank and the ABC executive suits are the main problem.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Harry…we l know we have to suspend our disbelief when watching soaps. There are so many ludicrous and-or fantastical happenings that I guess it’s objective what irks us the most…what we can or can’t watch…enjoy.

    I always loved Nicolas. I love his princely demeanor. There was something rather endearing in his polite persona. I love how he tried to do the right thing, detested the evil in his family, resisted Helena. I found it completely out of character that he would put out a hit on Hayden, or that Liz could continue to go along with their scheme once she found out. (As if what she was doing wasn’t bad enough.)

    I’m still wondering if Helena has inflicted her mind control on Nicolas.

    Bar that, we are to assume that this has been a gradual downfall. He did, actually, sleep with Liz…over and over again, falling madly in love with his brothers true love…deceiving Lucky over and over again. I found that rather heinous at the time. He’s also suffered the loss of Emily, then Courtney, was duped, disappointed and brokenhearted over Britt, lost Stefan, Liz, Laura was gone…he lived with his lunatic father for a while before killing him…I’m guessing wer’e to assume being good got him nowhere and he’d finally fallen into such despair he defiantly decided to pick up the Cassadine gauntlet and attack rather than play victim.

    As reprehensible as I find his latest behavior…and I’m hoping they redeem him shortly, I find it almost more credible than Michael completely returning to Sonny…though I understand he still loves him and his current physical state would bring Michael back. But yet he never mentions AJ anymore…he continues to praise his “father’s” love and devotion to him, somehow ignoring once again he was only able to do so because he robbed AJ the opportunity to be that father.

    I also cannot fathom how Carly conveniently forgot that Franco attempted to kill Heather for her and was the ONLY one who looked for her, relentlessly, when Heather kidnapped. her. Sonny didn’t lift a finger to find her…which was also out of character…but Franco tirelessly searched for her and almost died saving her. Yet, she cheated on him. Left him for Sonny. Broke his heart. Yet SHE hates HIM! A man who saved her life…but marries Sonny, who threatened to kill her if Olivia died.

    Franco has never been portrayed as the murderous lunatic he was written as for James Franco. Once again we have to suspend our disbelief. This was easier for some of us to do. It has been for me…because although the name’s the same I don’t see them as the same character. What bothered me more was that they wrote this incarnation as an infantile moron. Somehow, they matured him intellectually and emotionally…and I love this version.They retained his edge which comes out when need be, but he has been heroic for Carly…Nina and now Kiki. I hope they start integrating him more into the canvas,,,perhaps they will if they focus more on the hospital and if he gets back to art therapy. Perhaps he’ll have Anna drawing stick figures and figure out she killed Carlos. Now THAT’S funny. I so amused myself on that one…. :)

    Shay replied

    So well put, Harry! (And Dylan, too….) Especially the part about enervating Nina, and to a lesser extent, the increasingly pointless Franco…at least when he takes part in tandem antics with her! I simply cannot tolerate the combination of these two “problem children” characters together onscreen….it’s become so off-putting—like witnessing a horrible car crash— that it defies logic as to why either of these misfit characters remains on the GH canvas. “Hideous spectacle” really and truly says it all!

  28. Not Going says:

    Please get that horrible — Elizabeth off the air. Shame on your writers to keep her around to make the viewer suffer.

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