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59 January 24th, 2017 GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nelle’s Plan For Carly: “She Deserves Everything That’s Coming To Her” But, What Is Her Motive?

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As we near the beginning of February sweeps in about a weeks time, look for General Hospital to reveal more on the back-story of Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) mysterious plot to seek revenge on Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright)

Just, what is her motive?  Why did she really show up in Port Charles?  Why does Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) instinctively know that something is off with Carly’s young assistant, and that she is out to hurt Bobbie’s family?

In the latest ABCpromo for GH, Chloe Lanier as Nelle is seen saying, “She deserves everything that’s coming to her.”  But the voice-over announcer says, “But there is something no one knows about Nelle!”  But what is it?  So much speculation has been posted on social media over the last several months on just how Nelle may be related to Carly and Bobbie.  Is there a twist no one has thought of?

Watch Chloe Lanier in the promo spotlighting the upcoming story reveal of Nelle after the jump. Then let us know, why you think Nelle wants to make Carly suffer so bad? Comment below!

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  1. su0000 says:

    Nell is tool for her father to get even with Carly..
    Nell will be whitewashed/written as a victim ..

    J&S are very obvious, they have a need to make everyone a priest or a nun ..

    Jean and Shelly= No Bad Guys Allowed !!!
    and that is the one of the main cause of GH circling the drain.((DULL BLAH STORIES!

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    Jenny replied

    When soaps were in their heyday and huge cash cows for the networks there were 1-4 bad guys on any show at any given time. We watched to root for the good guys. Villains would be on for their story arc….they would get killed or sent off to jail and we got to celebrate the good guys winning before the next villain came along to torment them. Occasionally for shock value the villain would pop up in a future story arc. Since evil started continually winning…is when soaps have lost 3/4 of their audience. Gloria Monty’s GH….though formulaic….was great with this formula. There was always some action adventure…chasing some object or villain….but it was the supercouple at the centre of the story that people tuned in to see! No one gave a shit about the Left Handed Boy or the Ice Princess…..they were enthralled with Luke and Laura. No one tuned in to see pearls in the Asian Quarter….they wanted the magic between Frisco and Felicia. No one enjoyed seeing teenage Elizabeth raped…but the tender teenage love story that ensued with her and Lucky was heartwarming and true. The majority of society WANTS to see the good guys win. Soaps used to be that way when they were great!

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    su0000 replied

    Going back decades??
    My neighbor, a soap guru granny (luv her) she goes back to day 1 ..
    She has mentioned a really bad guy – Ray Gardner- and Billy clyde, and told my of them..
    I went to Youtube with her to take a look at those dudes, they were bad to the bone and yet they were stars of the soap (I forget which one) and those villains made people wait with anticipation on the edge for the next day..
    Yes, you need to cheer on the good guys and BOOO and long for the destruction of the bad guys..

    the bad guys GH now has are powderpuffs, weenies, lollypops, pansies, and non existent ..

    Sonny and Julian are wussies, now…. Valentin is not much of anything villain wise and he should be a worst bad boy of all the Cassadines and is a million miles from even being scary.

    su0000 replied

    Curious;
    How many remember the bad bad villains from hell, in all soaps..
    The ones that through decades of time have never be forgotten and how much they put you on the very edge?
    And– are those Class-A villain’s missed?

    I wasn’t watching back then and I really miss them !! the excitement they brought to stories.

    Jenny replied

    Well…completely missed my point. Like…beyond missed it.

    Celia replied

    Absolutely, Jenny. The bad-guy always paid the piper, in soaps. Now, he is glorified and adored…..now, the bad-guy is resurrected, over and over.
    I have only been watching for a couple of years or so, but, the idea of torturing Elizabeth by reviving and reliving the terror of her rape is sooo without taste, indelicate and cruel. Such a transparent tactic, merely done to redeem Franco in most twisted and idiotic way. Where is the suspense? Perhaps, I stand alone in this? But, does anyone really care about Franco?
    I love Roger, but Franco is an enigma….in the most negative, freakish way.
    Su mentioned Gardner, Tad’s and Jenny’s father and, also, Clyde. Well, they got their just desserts, according to my grandmother…..but, Sonny lives on.
    Sonny ( and the like) is so special, isn’t he? Killing people is applauded ( AJ).
    You’re right. No inspiration.

    Rhonda replied

    JENNY! Sing it, sister.
    You are spot on. THANK YOU!

    Rhonda replied

    SUOO, you perplex me. On one hand you say you weren’t around when good old fashioned soap villains were around but on the other hand you say you miss them.
    How can you miss what you never knew?
    I am not trying to start something with you here but it seems you are kind of contracting yourself just a bit?
    Is this a case of you offering “alternative facts”?

    Neeley Ryan replied

    Gave up watching after 25+ years for the very reason! Bad guys NEVER get brought to justice. Good Guys Never win! IT gets frustrating and I finally gave up. Miss the old days. Bring back some soap writers who know what they are doing! PLEASE! Before we are saying goodbye to GH forever.

    Celia replied

    I like your theory, su. Makes a lot of sense. So, Nelle’s rancor is towards Carly, for whatever reason. Maybe she really is Jerry’s daughter. I can’t remember what fellow-poster suggested Jerry, as her father, a while back.
    I had a crazy thought. Could Nelle be Sonny’s daughter? It would really put a wickedly gross twist to this ‘thickened’ soupy plot. The joke would be on Sonny, as nothing really happend between them. Yuck!
    Well, It’s plausible.

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    su0000 replied

    hi Rhonda..
    yes, I miss what they once were by hearing of their haydays ..
    the soaps then seems to be much different than now..
    so, guess I missed what they were.

    su0000 replied

    hey CC :)
    Nell is going to be the victim of the mess..
    And then we’re all to feel sorry for her lol

    ((whitewash whitewash of Nell, wait for it !!))

    Max Daddee replied

    I think Nelle is Carly’s daughter that she’s never spoken of, Maybe she was told Nelle died at birth or maybe she put her up for adoption. I don’t think she’s from Sonny’s bloodline. But faking having slept with Sonny is very low. I wish this plotline would get moving. Bobbi sees thru Nelle. Hopefully Bobbi will play a bigger role in unveiling this. Bobbi’s been a good and interesting character over the years. Why don’t they give her more opportunity??

    Alan replied

    I think Nelle is Carly’s half-sister who blames Carly for the death of their father, John Durant. John was a prosecutor trying to bring down both Sonny (Carly’s ex) and Alcazar (the man Carly was dating) and was killed by a rival mobster. Of course, Nelle will ultimately realize that her sister — like Sonny — can do no wrong and will fall into line with the rest of Port Charles in worshipping at the feet of the Corinthos clan.

    That is one of the biggest problems today’s soap writers have — they no longer allow long-standing grudges or animosity between their characters (in GH’s case because they have made it a crime to dislike Sonny, even if he kills your son as in Monica’s case). Some of the soaps’ greatest plots have sprung from animosity between characters: Y&R’s Jill and Kay; AMC’s Erica and Brooke; OLTL’s Viki and Dorian; GH’s Lesley and Monica. Drama comes from tension and when all your characters get along or tolerate one another for the most part it dilutes the storytelling — the wronged parties look stupid for just forgetting what others have done to them (it may not be pretty but it is realistic for someone to hold a grudge against the person who stole their spouse); other characters aren’t forced to take sides which creates layered storytelling; and when characters just brush off the wrongs done against them it doesn’t give the viewers any reason to take sides and become invested (if the character is fine with someone stealing their company or their husband then why should the viewer care what happens to them?).

    Celia replied

    @Alan.
    Hey, Alan,
    Wow!!!! Such a defining post….you never disappoint, Alan; at least, not for me.
    I had made a suggestion, albeit I am not ‘trained’ in GH backstories; that Nelle may have been Carly’s and given to Patricia, at birth?
    However, as you say she could be Carly’s half sister. The same theory could possibly apply? That is, Bobbi gave Nelle to Patricia to rear?
    I have always had this crazy thought that Nelle knows more about Morgan’s ‘death’ than we realize.
    But, of course, your theory makes more sense….you know their history. Nonetheless, Nelle has it in for Carly, big time!!!! It seems thst she will go to any lengths to hurt her. I have had enough, though…..I certainly do not want this storyline to fester…enough, already!

  2. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    GH just feels crappy these days…once in awhile it has some interesting moments but too few…Nelle/Carly/Sonny feels uninspired-a reworking of the more interesting Carly/Bobbi/Tony story when GH was still a good soap!…

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    Celia replied

    Hi, Jimmy,
    Yeah, some segments of GH are not too appetizing, but I’m really enjoying Valentin and Anna. They were spectacular. There must be more to this story.
    The complete Jordan turn-around toward Curtis is not too credible for me.
    On the other hand, it will be interesting to see how far Julian will go with Franco and whatever other plan he has.
    The cat’s out of the bag where Alexis is concerned. So, what will this mean for Julian?

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    Sissy replied

    I agree with you, Celia. To me, these days, the most fun and interesting scenes are with Valentin in them!

    Celia replied

    @Sissy.
    Hi, Sissy,
    Isn’t James P. Stuart’s acting polarizing? He and Finola bounce so well off each other…no word falls flat. I was so impressed by their last scene together. Both their faces were an open book.
    We were regaled with a glimpse into Valentin’s past life….his pain, his suffering, his feelings of less-than. ……of inferiority, as we gleaned his affection for Anna resulting into her repulsion and rejection. Poor guy.
    But, I always maintained that there was anguish behind that, seemingly, hard stare.

    Rose replied

    Celia… I have been thinking about another angle for Nelle. First Carly came into Port Charles to train to be a nurse. If I remember right, her adoptive Florida mother hoped she and Bobby, her birth mother, would connect and bond. Boy did they both make a mess of that. And she “grew up” into what is Carly, and has burned a lot of people along the way.

    But I have had another thought about Nelle lately, only the kind that works in soaps. Patricia/Dee Wallace life was really never explored. We know she was married once because of Valerie. But we never found out much more about her or if there was another man in her life. Who knows, maybe Nelle is a result of this and it didn’t end well. And again, only in the soap world…since Joss received Nelle’s kidney, Nelle and the person at the other end of her laptop have made Carly the target. Who knows!

    Ces replied

    I have to agree with Celia on the Valentin & Anna story. Two incredible talents and so much fun to watch! The only part of that story I dislike is that Lulu has to be involved in it where Charlotte is concerned.
    I’m really loving Nancy Lee Grahn and Alexis unraveling but the story itself & why Olivia, I assume (?) would have Julian strangle his wife makes no sense to me. I always liked my original theory that Helena’s knife was cursed.
    Frankly, the rest of the show has been rubbish lately. A few sprinklings here & there but lame stories otherwise. The whole Franco thing is dumb!

    Rose replied

    We all know Bobby Spenser has been suspicious of Nelle from the get-go, mother of Carly, and she is also Patricia’s sister. So I decided to review her history in Port Charles. There were some things I guess I never saw, or forgot (she married a Cassadine at one point), but Carly didn’t fall far from the tree in making bad decisions. Imagine if MF had been around then for us to critique many storylines and vets who are now are favorites.

    rebecca1 replied

    Ha!!! I caught you Ces! The cursed knife was my theory…remember??? Hmph!

    Celia replied

    @Ces.
    Hi, Ces,
    Looong time, no see, my friend, LOL. Happy New Year.
    I agree about Lulu. I thought her disclosing “I’m your mommy”, to Charlotte, was harmful and thoughtless. Lulu is more concerned with her angst and herself to stop and think what her words could do to an already vulnerable child.
    She thinks she has already lost the only mother she has ever known, Charlotte’s little heart and trauma are very fragile, at this point.
    By the same token, I do believe that Lulu felt so badly, so moved, so wanting to kiss Charlotte’s boo-boo and make it better, that she sort of lost it all sense of lucidity.

    I, also, agree about Nancy G….coming from me, that’s a lot. I have made a complete turnabout where this off-the-charts talented woman can do with hercraft.
    Julian has always been her handicap, and you got it right, Ces…..this idea that he held his wife at knife point to protect her and the family is soooo ‘outer spacish’….. these writers think they are writing to/for morons.
    Ditto about Franco.
    Later.

    Rose replied

    I think there can be a comparison between early Carly , current Nelle, and triangles. But while Nelle is going to finally spring something, she’s not as bad-girl as Carly was in the beginning. She truly did sleep with Tony and never showed a softer side that Nelle sometimes does. Even Lucy the librarian was more conniving I think, but at least funnier.

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    Celia replied

    I agree, Rose. I had said as much to Shay ( my post was eaten by the Cyber-Monster, lol). Nelle’s gorgeous eyes can be as cold as ice; yet so compassionate and sad, at times. Could she have a dual or multiple personalities?
    What’s up with this girl? You guys are GH experts….what enemies did Carly have in her past life?
    At one point, I thought she was a Jerome….that she was involved in Morgan’s death?
    But, as Aria said, viewers do get antsy ‘waiting’. The interest fizzles, after a while; just as it did with Fluke.
    I find that this is the biggest problem with GH. The stories go on and on ….so exasperating!!

    Celia replied

    Oh, my gosh, Rose. I did not realize Carly had been adopted. I guess she must have had some attitude when she first came to PC?
    So, now I understand your comparison….Carly reminds you of Nelle.
    Ok, so I looked Tony up. He was married to Bobby and Carly slept with him, her stepfather. How soapy of her, LOL.
    I definitely see how history could be repearing itself. But, if this theory is to stick and follow a pattern; then Nelle is Carly’s daughter? Pretending to sleep with Sonny is payback?
    But for what? Did Carly give up a baby of hers at birth?
    Was this baby ( assuming it’s Nelle) given to Patricia to rear? Is that plausible?
    You just opened a can of worms, Rose….and, they’re crawling all over my brain. I can’t begin to tell you how wild my imagination can be….LOL.
    Thanks for the backstory, Rose.

  3. aria says:

    i have no idea where this storyline is going but they need to speed it up, this is why people get bored and frustrated and then don’t care, also, if Nelle is related to bobbie and carly then her pairing w/ michael is ichy, just saying, also if she is related to them both, then why is she more interested in making Carly pay? instead of both? so i doubt she’s related to them by blood. whatever the case lets get things moving pronto!

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    dmr replied

    & didn’t Morgan kiss her at The Floating Rib before his accident? So, if she is Carly’s daughter or sister, that is just so gross.

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  4. Patrick says:

    ALL I can say.. is that i’m sick of how boring Michael is

    he’s now…. ??? sharing value lessons in how life should be?

    is this all he can deliver

    outside of his facial expression and posturing… he’s dead

    Nelle deserves better… she’s not who I look for… but certainly has acting chops to mix in … who needs the Corinthos’ jeezuz

    EXPLETIVE … frank / jean / shelley

    you are blind…. take your paychecks for another year

    November 2017 can’t come soon enough

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    mike replied

    In the hands of a lesser actor Michael would be boring, but Chad Duell brings something extra to the scenes.

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    Steve replied

    Michael Quartermaine is quite interesting. Michael Corinthos is dull as dishwater.

    CD plays angry and vindictive well. He needs a strong female counterpart. Abby, Kiki (original recipe) and Sabrina didn’t fit the bill. Nelle has potential, if she’s not his half-sister.

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    rebecca1 replied

    or his aunt.

  5. Yankee fan says:

    GH was so good last week.

    Olivia Jerome return, Anna and Valentin scenes, and Naxie wedding.

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  6. Yankee fan says:

    I am loving this Nelle story. Great scenes with Bobbie last week. Karma is finally coming for you Carly!

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    Jake CNJ replied

    I agree it’s been great…love all the chatter to…great story when u fave the fans talking. The actress playing Nelle is really good too

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  7. Jake says:

    She is her son. Either tucks while wearing panties or has had M2F transformation.

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  8. rebecca1 says:

    I don’t know who I dislike more, Carly or Nell. Carly is the epitome of smug and I truly can’t stand her..from the early days when she tortured AJ. The woman needs an attitude adjustment. As for Nell, I have never taken such a dislike to a character. She creeps me out. I’ve thought all along she’s related to Carly…either her sister or daughter. Whatever the relationship, obviously Nell feels cheated, left behind, has “suffered.” So revenge is the key, seemingly by breaking up Carly’s marriage like Carly attempted with her own mom’s.

    Michael is beyond boring. It’s a shame because I think Chad Duell can act. But he’s never given anything other than understanding or angst. There’s no life to him, no personality. Morgan had LIFE! (even in the midst of his darkness). He was sexy, sensual, troubled, innocent, guilty, vulnerable, animated…they threw him interesting relationships ala Ava…then Kiki…back to Ava…back to Kiki. Through it all he was full of passion. They REALLY need to amp up Michael. I thought they were on to something when he rejected Sonny and was becoming a Q. He could have become powerful, a strong contender, a force. But nope. Back to papa Corinthos…But I digress.

    I can’t stand Nell but am simultaneously curious to see how this all plays out. Just play it already!

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    jatlitza replied

    I really liked michael when he was with the stripper (i can’t remember her name), and when he was struggling after his release from prison and turning to jason a lot. i thought he showed fine acting there. once wolf took over they made him a victim. then when valentini came in, I felt they wrote him too easy. he used to be more complex, and they simplified him. it is my dream that the girl he was with who died would come back to the show again. i though wolf missed it, when he killed her off.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Hi jatlitza…

    Yes! I forgot (how I could is beyond me…) but you’re right. Michael was very interesting as the tortured, imprisoned, jailed boy trying to survive. His anguish, his withdrawal and subsequent opening up to Abby (the stripper) was a great arc for Chad to play. As I also mentioned, I saw a lot of potential when they brought AJ back into his life and he decided to become a Q. And then, bam! Back to the Corinthos clan. Bad move all around…

    Rose replied

    I feel the same about Michael…I just tuned out when decided to overlook that Sonny killed AJ. And then when he gave Sonny the baby AJ/ Avery. The writers have just turned him into a marshmallow.

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    jatlitza replied

    rebecca, I really remember bc this is the first I watched the show in years. I watched bc I saw vanessa marcil was returning. yes, I know how disappointing that was to many people. I think it was a mix between her medical issues (the actress said she had) and the writing. but, I still tuned in bc I really like her. This was also the first I ever saw Chad Duell. I loved the way he acted with Jason at the time. I know how many feel about Guza, but I think he understood how to write for many characters in a way I haven’t seen since.

    rose, i agree it was very weird they way they made michael suddenly return the baby to sonny. i think it’s also weird how much sonny wants to take care of this baby on his own. he is a mobster, he would never make her the first priority. they haven’t written sonny realistic in a long time. they have almost made him a victim. sonny used to be real about how dangerous he was.

  9. Paul8148 says:

    So should be AJ long lost kid, not Carly’s.

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    Aria replied

    That would make her michaels sister, gross!

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    Celia replied

    Gross, is right, Aria. But, there has been no ‘touching’ between them, thus far. Michael and Nelle seem to be ‘stuck’ in a platonic relationship……is Nelle keeping Michael at arms’ length for this reason?
    In this case, Paul could be right.
    So, this would explain her kiss with Morgan (as mentioned by Ces or dmr–can’t recall)……that is, no blood relation. She could be AJ’s, come to avenge her father’s death.

  10. Darlene says:

    I think she is Bobbie or Carly’s daughter but I hope something happens to her before she breaks Carly and sonny up

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    Steve replied

    She can’t be Bobbie’s daughter as Bobbie was unable to have more children shortly after Carly. Highly unlikely that she’s Carly’s daughter as these writers would have dropped an anvil or two by now to indicate Carly had a deep secret from her past.

    The 3 likely outcomes for Nelle:
    1- Carly’s half-sister from her father, John Durant
    2- Jerry Jack’s daughter
    3- AJ’s long-lost daughter with Nikki Langdon (although she’d probably hate Sonny more than Carly). It also seems they’ve closed the AJ book.

    Hopefully we are surprised and it’s none of the above.

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  11. Alan says:

    Any interest I had in this character evaporated yesterday when she helped brainwash Josslyn into forgiving Sonny (you know, ’cause heaven forbid ANYONE in Port Charles see him for the criminal that he is).

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    Celia replied

    LOL… true words!!

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  12. Di Inscoe says:

    They never got Mitch on OLTL, he always got caught, only to escape to do more damage

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    rebecca1 replied

    He was one of the best soap opera villains ever!! I’d love GH to bring him on…

    As for not getting caught, Mitch was a recurring character; he wasn’t a core character like Sonny. So, like Helena or Faison on GH, he was just a great villain to keep alive. I always loved his stories.

    In the end though, he did bite the bullet.

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  13. Mateo says:

    Here’s the deal…all the attacks on GH and it is still one of the best dramas on television. Why? Because they do tell stories. I will agree that the character of Nelle is a little boring. I am curious how she can “hate” Carly so deeply when all Carly has ever done is be supportive and kind to her. All that hatred is misplaced by Carly’s actions. Carly is no saint. She has caused many problems and done stupid crap but to Nelle she has been nothing but kind and supportive. Currently the story with Alexis and Julian is keeping me riveted to the screen. Nancy Lee Grahn is super great. And Anna’s story with Valentin is starting to hold my attention. The actor who plays Valentin is really good. He mixes good and evil without effort. A sign of a great actor. I only wish that Helena was around to play off of him. Those scenes would be too good. I really like the show’s direction now. I want to see Bobbie really kick Nelle’s ass. Cause Bobbie is the only one who can. As for every one else on this show I love them. This cast is perfection. Even the ones who have limited range actually keep me interested because they just have style. Compare these stories to the drivel on B&B and DAYS and there is a reason that they are falling in ratings. GH should have B&B killed in ratings. Jean and Shelly are slow story tellers but they have really done a consistent job telling their brand of stories. I miss Ron Carlivati quite a bit but even without him I can dig GH big time. I know Ron is headed to DAYS but even his genius can’t help the sub par cast and yawn inducing stories. I wish him luck though because he is a guy who can save a show. But my praise goes to GH. My only request is that they bring back some of the crazy. I want more Heather, I want to see Valentin get a little frisky and I want to see Bobbie nail Nelle to the wall for messing with her family.

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  14. Di Inscoe says:

    T.Y. for the reminder about Mitch, the whole thing with TPTB shut it down in such a hurry, sloppy ending, and NO, I was not satisfied as John and Natalie never married, if ever I have rooted for a couple, they were it, more so than my love for Madam!

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  15. Steve says:

    It’s time to pick up the pace on the Nelle reveal. Come on, today’s highlight: Sonny and Carly read the mail. What’s next? Friday – Jason gets an oil change. Monday – Alice vacuums.

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    Celia replied

    Too funny, Steve….I just got a flash of Alice vacuuming in stilettos. HaHa!!

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    Shay replied

    And her “Dominator” outfit, CeeCeeGirl! (Not to be confused with the dominatrix-themed garb ala Alexis…..)

    Celia replied

    @Shay.
    Hey, Shaybelle,
    LOL. Well, I’m glad that you appreciate my nutty sense of humor!!

    Shay replied

    Appreciate, understand, celebrate and share, CeeCeeGirl!!!!

    Celia replied

    @Shay.
    Two peas in a pod?
    Maybe? Except for Alexis? LOL. Well, Shaybelle….I am a convert. I don’t even know how it happened. I think that as soon as Alexis ‘detangled’ herself from Julian, I started having respect for her.
    And, from that “angle” I could appreciate Nancy’s true devotion to her craft. I had not realized she had it in her.
    What say you?
    Later, cara.

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