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142 March 23rd, 2013 GH’s Maurice Benard Relates: “We Can Be Doing More With The Mob, But They Know What They’re Doing!”

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General Hospital’s Maurice Benard just celebrated his 50th birthday,  and now the show in which he has starred for the last few decades, is about to have their own golden anniversary the first week of April!  The Daytime Emmy winner talked about his life as loveable mobster Sonny Corinthos, his Port Charles loves and storylines, the feature film he just completed shooting, and the big returns coming back to help ABC celebrate GH’s milestone in a new interview with marinij.com!

One of the more interesting responses from Benard happened when asked about how the latest regime of  executive producer, Frank Valentini and head writer, Ron Carlivati have de-emphasized the mob stories, which for years under  former GH head writer, Bob Guza had been the main focus of General Hospital.   The mob stories were also an issue for long time fans of the series, where many felt that too much airtime was given to the characters of Sonny and Jason (Steve Burton) and the people around them, at the expense of seeing the entire canvas of characters.

When asked if he was a fan of the move to lessen the grip on the mob stories being front and center, Benard replied, “At this point, I think we need to get back to it a little bit more. On the other hand, I think it’s great that we’ve been able to bring a little more balance to the character (of Sonny) and to put him in the position of having to fight for the woman he loves. I do think we can be doing some more with the mob, but they (the producers and writers) know what they’re doing.”

OK GH fans, do you agree with Maurice?  Would you like to get back to some more mob stories, where Sonny gets to keep fighting for his territory?  Do you think the balance has shifted to far away from the talented Benard?  Let us know your thoughts?

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  1. Dinah says:

    This is worst SL that Maurice every had, I’m sorry but also worst actress. Can’t wait this stupid SL is so over and done.

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    Em replied

    Amen! Maurice’s talent is completely wasted acting opposite that ditzy wannabe Sullivan.

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    Jan replied

    I think it’s a waste too, they keep it going, stop.

    Patrick replied

    Hi Dinah-

    I agree the story line could be a lot better, but Mr. Bernard is a Gifted actor who can make any scene interesting. The mob stories were actually not showing his talents, and I believe those mob centered stories the reason GH sunk so sadly in ratings.

    I think the split personality SL will be here for a while, I you watched OLTL you know what I mean!

    Have a blessed holiday season!

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    k/kay replied

    Dinah how about the storyline when he was romancing Emily Q. that was horrible. He needs to get his knickers out of the knot about the revolving door of past characters/read the entire interview. We are celebrating 50 yrs of GH and they contributed to it being a success also. The entire Quartamine family was detroyed long time actors lost their jobs Stuart Damon in particular all because of the obsession with the mob. He may have to realize that RC just does not do mob and he is now writing for GH so if you are unhappy then leave like SB did & BB.

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  2. udhoop says:

    Disagree. Don’t miss Jason or Sonny and his mob business one bit. Bring back more vets and give them more airtime, that’s whats got me watching!

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    Marisa replied

    Agree with you. No more mob stories.

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    Patrick replied

    Hi Marisa-

    The mob stories almost buried GH, let’s hop we dont see them again in h next 50 years! Lol
    With all the vets coming back im reliving my youth watching GH In high school and he 30 years ht followed!

    Looking forward-

    Patraig

    susan M. replied

    Don’t want to see ore mob stories either! That is one of the reasons I stopped
    watching GH about 2 years ago. It was too heavily into mob stories & I stopped
    watching as I said. I like watching GH these days , the storylines are so much
    better and exciting to watch! So again no more mob stories as much as before.

    Rodd replied

    I’m with you.

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    tarlyfan replied

    Agree. no more General Mafia please. I love the show as is especially with the addition of the OLTL transfers.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    There is no addition of the OLTL characters, Those characters recast or not are staying on OLTL…..I think GH fans would be more concerned about Maurice not being happy, He did not sound thrilled in that interview, and I’m sure he won’t be happy playing Connie/Kate’s little purse carrying lap dog for long either and if GH loses a talent like MB it will affect GH more than you guys think…..If I am right most of the Emmy’s that GH won in the last few years was during the Mob Story lines so I don’t think they should completely walk away from the Mob or from Sonny……JMO

    susan M. replied

    Me too! Cut the mob stories to a minimum!

    Anna replied

    Agreed. Glad the mob stuff is gone. Let’s hope it stays gone. I love Maurice Benard, but hopefully they will find better storylines for him apart from people getting shot and this ridiculous Connie/Kate/Sonny love triangle.

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  3. BPfaffl says:

    Definitely think Sonny needs a professional focus. Feature more of the mob (many of us miss it) or give him a different direction. Focusing only on the DID story is not enough. Maurice needs to have a Sonny directed story again. He is far too good an actor to be without one like he has been for months.

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    susan M. replied

    As long as that doesn’t take over the entire show like before.

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  4. Lorene says:

    Of course he wants more mob, that equates to more air time for him. I would have been surprised if he had said anything but that and don’t blame him. For me, and for a lot of my friends we stopped watching the show because it became too much about the mob. The show is called General Hospital and not because the mob sends people to the hospital. Ron and frank are doing the best thing possible for the show. They need to keep up the good work.

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    kat replied

    That’s funny> My friends stopped watching because Sonny got dumbed down to holding Connies purse and by the way don’t think for Maurice Bernard. You don’t know that he wants more airtime. He has a summer tour coming up so Im sure its just the opposite.

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  5. Jewell says:

    I liked that they cut back the Mob story, I could never get into GH at all because of it.. It’s like when AMC became the Ryan and Greenlee show. I love what Frank and Ron are doing, bringing back the vets and having everyone having a storlyline..

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  6. moshane58 says:

    I love the direction GH is going.The mob thing got old and the Sonny now is more caring.I just totally love GH.

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    susan M. replied

    Ditto!

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  7. Heather says:

    This is the best GH has been in years. I think playing down the mob right now is great. We can get over Jason’s death and get to know Sonny as a human being again. The spotlight is on the 50th anniversary and the full canvas, including returning favorites. After that they can reintroduce the mob sans Jason.

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  8. Bonnie says:

    I do miss a litle more mob action, or at least show Sonny working at his coffee importing, I am tired of seeing him pin over Kate. But Kelly has become and excellant actress, but I do miss the old Sonny, so I would agree with him. Just because he would be back in the mob does not mean he would have more airtime. I think everybody is given enough airtime, but some are not.

    Right now there are to many stories going on but loving it. More Alexis, Sam, Molly, AJ, Tracy please!

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  9. tim says:

    The mob has been a part of GH since the 70′s,and it would be a mistake to eliminate it entirely from the show.

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    susan M. replied

    Not entirely. As long as it doesn’t take over the whole show again.

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  10. Michael says:

    The mob stories are what keeps me from watching GH. Besides, I’ve never been a fan of the show in the first place. So, Maurice needs to shut up and do the work he’s given or he’ll be out of a job before you can say, “Jumping Jack Flash”!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    And how long do you think he would be out of work??? Not long with his talent! I’m sure us AMC fans would love to see Nico come home!!!

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  11. Aaron says:

    At the end of the day, the show is called “General Hospital,” not Mob Wars. I liked the Sonny and Jason characters but their storylines had run their course. Show became focused solely on them and was rather boring and repetitive. I love the job Frank and Ron have done. Who doesn’t love seeing all our old favorites come back to PC? As someone said earlier, the show is now about all the characters on the PC canvas, not just Sonny and his family/friends. It’s just a shame John Ingle is no longer around. Would have loved to see what Frank & Ron could have done with ELQ.

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    Marisa replied

    I agree 100%.

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    susan M. replied

    I like all the different storylines now & don’t want an over kill of mob stories like
    before.

  12. tasneem says:

    Yes I loved the Mob stories. But I get. 2 see Maurice in he’s versality he’s talents are, being used. Let me put it out there I am a Big Maurice and Kelly Sullivan fan as well and this year their acting and the helping of Sonny and Kate”s DID has been interresting to watch because it brings out their talents

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  13. Tom D. says:

    I stopped watching years ago because of the mob story… Now it is like a real Soap again. Romance, adventure, and a canvas full of interesting people. I like the mob being mentioned to keep Sonny being Sonny I don’t need to see it ever again. GH is Luke and lauras “turf” as they say

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    susan M. replied

    I agree. We need a variety of stories now. Mob stories got out of hand for me & I
    stopped watching GH. Storylines are so much better now! And I am enjoying it
    a lot.

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  14. Verona says:

    Stopped watching because the mob were the saviors and the police were bumbling fools. Having a mob boss and a hit man as the holy men of Port Charles turned my stomach. I wouldn’t mind having a little of it – Sonny is a mob boss after all, unless he decides to go legit – but as the moral center of the show, it turned me off completely.

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    Barbara C. replied

    Yes, I started watching in 3rd grade – 1963 with my Mother. But, stopped because of the boring mob stories. I wasn’t a fan of the space cadet story either. I started back when you put Todd, Starr & John on. And, I am super thrilled to see the oldies I loved! Friday I saw Bobbie with Scotty. Loved it! I would love to see Elizabeth’s Grandmother back Audrey back! Why couldn’t she and Monica be on more. I would hate to see Audrey just be a babysitter but she could. Why don’t we see Monica kicking butt at the hospital? I really want to see Leslie back!

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    Marisa replied

    I agree 100 percent with your commemts.

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    susan M. replied

    Yes, just a little bit of mob stories. And nothing more than that.

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  15. Shawna says:

    There is no way in HELL…I want one more mob story…the last 15 years of GH has been mob centric and all about Sonny and Jason! Every promo was mob based, every relationship, every villain…we are over it and I am shocked to find Maurice isn’t over it too. I think they should get Sonny out of the mob!! Guza and his tunnel vision nearly got GH cancelled…I would take stories of character and love and friendship and family but not the Corinthos family over any one of the episodes that aired in the last 15 years. GH was horrible since 1998 and 1999 when it first started to completely lose it’s focus on being an ensemble soap opera. Sonny the Mob King and his ex wives, illegitimate children, and brain dead mob enforcer destroyed my GH I loved from the 80′s and early to mid 90′s. I thank god everyday that Ron and Frank came on board and Phelps, Guza, and Frons grip on GH was severed and now I don’t care if one more mob story ever takes center stage at GH again.

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    Heath replied

    Amen!

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  16. Ces says:

    I personally dislike mob stories and mob movies so I don’t need to see it. I like seeing Sonny and his women better but I’ve grown tired of the Connie/Katie switch every week; it’s gotten old.

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  17. Jeffery McGraw says:

    With all due respect, GENERAL HOSPITAL is centered around a hospital, as it should be. Bob Guza was a great head writer, but in terms of the show’s legacy it seems like Ron Carlivati has tapped into everything magical and genuine about GH. I still feel like Ron/Frank are finding their bearings, but they’re getting there. Frankly, I don’t want any more mob stories (unless Susan Lucci guest stars as a lady mobster and takes down Sonny like no man ever could!). Maurice sounds like he’s coming down from a high of being a full frontal leading male star who has been relegated to ensemble cast member. Too bad for him (and I wouldn’t mind seeing more of him than we’ve gotten lately), but I’d just as soon prefer Jane Elliott and Robin Mattson and Genie Francis and Finola Hughes filling up the TV screen as much as Maurice Bernard and Tony Geary and Steve Burton. Not to take away from the men, but the women of this show are much more intriguing to me. And finally we have an executive producer who GETS Laura and a head writer who discovered she actually has a backbone.

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    Justin replied

    I agree. I hadn’t watched in about 10 years until I heard what was going on. I am loving the improved GH with less mob stories. It will come around again, but he needs to relax for now and enjoy not being what GH is all about. Jane Elliot rules the screen and I can’t wait for more Robin Mattson and of course, Genie Francis.

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    Heath replied

    The mon stories and the old regime in charge practically destroyed GH, I actually don’t fast forward through the show anymore, what a pleasure it is seeing Lynn herring, genie Francis , ken Shriner, finola Hughes , jack Wagner, and Ian Buchanan! Stories about people we care about and not constant fun fights and bombs going off, I got one dont miss Steve button , Jason was burnt out as a character and one dimensional or was that just Steve’s acting- check out young and the restless, brighter colored clothes, but way too much Jason ! No offense Steve , your still a hottie but maybe some refresher acting classes? You had more dimensions on that cheesey sitcom- out of this world!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Heath,
    how long do you think the Vets are going to stay on for after the Anniversary? Probably not long…..Yes I’m sure it is great seeing all the old faces but the show still has to go on after they leave, that is what your writing team should be focusing on….

    Gillian replied

    Yes, Jeffrey & Heath. The mob-centric GH was boring and the mob shootouts got old quick. RC & FV brought the history and fun back to GH, the romance & mystery. Past regimes made the big mistake of having the show focus on the mob at the expense if other characters. RC & FV gave made a concerted effort to return the show to its’ roots with lots of positive results. The show is must see again, something it hasn’t been for quite some time. I hope it stays out if the mob unless pehaps they bring back a redeemed Lorenzo Alcazar. That would be neat to see. Maybe if Ted King isn’t available, we can get Michael Easton as a recast. I saw this idea on Twitter last week and think it is a great one. :)

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  18. Sam says:

    I think this is the worst storyline Maurice Benard has ever been in. He’s isolated and all he can ever talk about is is fake, made up history. How about letting him interact with the rest of the cast?

    It’s a disgrace that Maurice can’t and won’t acknowledge Vanessa Marcil, who is back on the show, and Brenda Barrett who he has real history with.

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    Trisha replied

    I agree. They’ve got him in a box with Kate and he’s hardly in scenes with the family that has been his ‘heart’ for over 10 yrs. It’s strange that he hardly talks to Carly any more, or that he wasn’t at the sonogram viewing. He’s supposed to be the grandfather, why wasn’t he there as well as Luke, Laura and Olivia. Why didn’t Dante call Sonny when Lulu went missing? They ran out and got flyers printed up but they couldn’t call the powerful mob boss to get his men looking? It makes no sense.

    Sonny needs to have some more mob in his life and he needs to have HIS history with GH characters recognized and continued on screen. This ‘stuff’ with Kate is killing him as a character. He earned his place on GH as a mobster and he’s quickly losing it to newbies while he carries the purse around of a character that was ‘made up’ and who just is not important enough for me and many others to care about because she IS made up.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Welcome to RC’s writing and more than likely it will only get worse with Sonny……

  19. Bruce says:

    I came over with team Cartini. If GH focus goes back to all mob crazy, I’m not sure I can continue to tune in. That is prob the reason I didn’t watch before. I love the shows direction, and believe in team Cartini 100%! A cast is just that, a cast. No contract players should be sidelined.

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    Nancy replied

    GH used to be the most boring of all 3 shows. Now it is the best thing I have ever seen and when 2 comes around I am so completely excited that I do not care, I love all the stories. Go Cartini.

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    Rodd replied

    I agree.

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  20. Bruce says:

    And I ditto Jeffery McGraws comments!!

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  21. Tea says:

    Maurice is 100% right. We need to see Sonny doing more mob business…
    I like Sonny & Kate. But it’s time to give Sonny more to do. Some of us really miss the mob. Maurice doesn’t want the show b e all mob, just wants the mob to be shown at times. And I totally agree.

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  22. Christina says:

    The mob storyline was so yesterday. Hello, the mob is dead. Let’s try to legitimize Sonny. He becomes a publishing icon with a shady past. The coffee business wasn’t doing it for me.

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  23. Sal Piscioneri says:

    I am so glad the mob stories have been silenced. To much Sonny Jason and Carly. GH lost site of what made it a good show. Past shows of the 80′s had villians and mob stories but they would leave the show after story lines ended but this Sonny mob thing wore out its welcome many years ago. I so love the new GH a welcome to my eyes. Please GH staff keep up the balance and the great surprises along the way.

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  24. Ann says:

    Glad the focus is off the mob. Totally. But do agree that Sonny needs to be shown in other aspects of his life.

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  25. Troy Turner says:

    Mo is being the good soldier here. It’s only natural that he would want a more mob-centric storyline, but at the end of the day-he wants what’s best for the show. It’s doubtful whether we’ll see a pure mob storyline again, but having Sonny as an eagle-eye for threats wouldn’t be a bad idea

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  26. Pen says:

    It doesn’t matter if we agree or not. This is the story the writers are telling, and we can choose to listen or not. As he said, they know what they’re doing. If we don’t like it, we don’t have to watch. But it’s their story to tell. Simple as that.

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    Troy Turner replied

    Finally, a fan with perspective

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  27. Debra says:

    The less I see of the MOB the better the show. The show is so much better now that it is not Sonny & Jason centric. Bring on more of the vets!

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  28. Wendy says:

    I totally agree with Maurice! There needs to be a balance of bad ass mob Sonny and Sonny who is evolving and hopefully in the near future fighting for the woman he truly loves BRENDA! Hate his current storyline, DID, and his current pairing. No chemistry, no banter, no adventure, etc… For that matter there is none of that with any of the couples on GH currently. That’s what I miss. LOVE the vets and hope many stay and get great SLs.

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  29. jim says:

    A liitle bit of the mob wouldnt hurt but i rarely watched it when it turned mostly into Gangster Hospital. I like what FV and RC have done and the ratings prove many others agree. I am getting a little tired of Kate and Connie going back and forth too quickly.It would be better if she’d stayed one personality a lot longer. Patrick and Elizabeth should have been paired while she helps him with drug addiction and to help him as he continues to grieve Robin until she returns to him, and Sabrina should have been paired with Milo while her friend Felix had the secret crush on him.
    But the rest of the show is really good and i cant wait to c what happens next like it should be as long as i learn to stay away from spoilers which can hurt all the fun.

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  30. Jody says:

    As someone who left GH just when the mob stories started, and came back with the hiring of Ron and Frank, my response would be “no, just no” to going back to the mob stories………

    It’s really not Ron’s style anyway (unless of course, it was done aka David Vickers style)….

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    MissyLady replied

    Oh my goodness. I can just see David running the mob while wearing a skimpy Speedo in the back yard taking in some rays.

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  31. mike says:

    I don’t miss Jason,and I would not miss Sonny. The show right now is the GH we all knew and loved.

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  32. CTwildheart says:

    I love where GH has been going this past year, keep it up.

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  33. MissyLady says:

    If I remember correctly, Claire Labine never intended on Sonny becoming a lead character on the show, just a supporting low life criminal. The “Mob” aspect of GH ran people away after ten years of trying to tell us that Sonny who once hooked Karen on drugs and had her stripping, is some romantic mobster with a heart of gold crap. Jason was a brain damaged man who ended up holding Carly’s purse and taking in Sonny’s pregnant mistresses.

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  34. ethel says:

    i don’t care to read any negative feed back on my post because it is just my opinion – after reading the interview with him on marinij.com, maurice seems not so 100% on board with where the new regime has taken gh at the present time especially with the mob & return of the vets……..i have watched gh since 1963 & i am so loving what the new regime has done with the show – to me it’s the best gh has been in the last 10 years………….

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  35. su0000 says:

    I have seen no mob stories in a long time, zero..
    I liked the mob and hope it gets revived but with a lower key, not a constant thing..

    The mob peoples are mostly gone, not in PC any longer..
    But, I would like to see it revived somewhat.. I like the crime drama..

    In past the mob was to upfront, but some mob would be great..

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  36. CC says:

    I find Maurice to be adorable, but have been so over Sonny and the mob for eons. After multiple decades of watching faithfully, the mob, and especially their molls drove me away 5 years ago. I just started watching again in the last few weeks with the return of the vets for the 50th. I refused to watch them waste the talents of Lynn Herring on that horrible vampire tripe, however. The DID story is too over the top. The Jess, Tess, and Mess story line on OLTL is what made me turn that show off, never to return years ago. I’ve done some YTubing to see what’s been going on in the last few years with my old favorites (most of whom were run off the show to make room for more mob and molls), and I won’t hold my breath contemplating about continuing to be a viewer after the anniversary. Some of the same show killing flaws still exist from my vantage point. We need antagonists and protagonists, and they’re still confused about that line on the show. Liz for example is always trashed and publicly flogged for minor indiscretions (when compared to others on the show), while child endangerers are painted as heroines who never have their dastardly deeds publicly exposed, much less being ostracized for them. For example, I’ll bet we’ll see a former prostitute and felon be qualified to take in orphaned Rafe (don’t have a clue who he is or why he’s on GH) when the upstanding cop wasn’t good enough. This will only solidify my point of view that the roles of antagonist and protagonist are still truly screwed up. For other characters, there is too much that has been swept under the rug. Luke for example is a rapist. I forgave him because Laura did. Now she’s back with Scotty (who’s rather gray when it comes to being good or bad), and he’ll be thrown under the bus for Luke. Not only did Luke cheat on Laura while they were married, but he also killed their grandson. To have Laura go back to that would really show regression of the character Laura, instead of progression. Much as I loved Felicia and Frisco years ago, why would Felicia go back to a man who always put her and her children last (while throwing Mac under the bus)? I’m enjoying much of the show, but don’t anticipate that I’ll be hanging around.

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  37. heidi says:

    I like Maurice/Sonny and I love Steve Burton/Jason… but I am ok exploring more of Sonny outside of the mob or having him try to get into more legit businesses. However with Duke back he could give up on Anna and want to go back on the fringe with Sonny. The other thing is that we have a great Commish and I am hoping that she hires Frisco to get him to stay and then we need peple for them to tangle with. For some reason the Helena’s and Faison’s don’t engage with the cops that much. I also would love to see Tracy and Sonny get into some business together.

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    heidi replied

    There are so many possible ways to use Sonny more if they want too. I really enjoyed when the 1% got together against Jerry Jacks. He could be involved in another major play against PC and help with all. He has the boxing gym and they could play that up more. I would love to see him get back with Brenda and go more legit. There is a wealth of opportunity and the mob can be in the background and eluded too.

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  38. Metome says:

    Claire Labine and Wendy Riche new what they had in Sonny and Brenda. Claire wanted Sonny to leave the mob for Brenda and he should. He has no storyline. The mob may be tired but so is Sonny in this current, joke of a storyline.

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  39. Chaz says:

    Would rather see Sonny go into a legit business and be able to go toe to toe (legally) against people like Todd, the Quartermaines, etc in real business dealings. They could always do a storyline in a few years with the mob trying to draw him back in. But, I stopped watching when the show became almost all Sonny & Jason. Time for a break…and glad the new regime gets that.

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  40. Mark says:

    Maurice,

    I love ya and your portrayal, but dare I say the VAST majority of longtime GH viewers grew very tired of Mobcentric Hospital. (I’ve been an off again, on again fan for 41 years.) GH is *about* the goings on at a hospital in a metropolitan city. It’s about the Doctors, nurses and patients and the daily struggles of their lives. Anything that happened outside the walls of the hospital was always somehow connected to the hospital.

    As for Sonny’s love story with Kate / Connie . . I personally have grown weary of the constant back and forth with these alters. It’s time for the show to pick an alter and move on to something else.

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  41. Clarissa says:

    I feel that Sonny needs to stop chasing after a crazy woman! Connie doesn’t want Sonny, it’s time to move on! Sonny’s character has been pushed into the background because of this horrible pairing. His current acting partner does not match him in any way, shape or form. Sonny and Maurice deserve much better!

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  42. Joe Wells says:

    I am loving GH for the first time in decades. I think Maurice Bernard is one of the most talented actors in daytime, BUT….I am sooo glad the focus of the show has shifted back. During the Guza regime, a show called General Hospital, was NEVER about the hospital or its staff. Heck, they had to do a Soapnet spinoff so that we could even see the hospital (and Robin, Patrick, Ephiphany, etc). The current focus is not only a return of the vets, whom I love, but also a return the show itself. I have seen enough things explode. I have watched enough of Sonny’s inner circle be shot, killed, tortured. I have watched Bernard in the same 5 scenes enough. I have rediscovered GH again and it has become meaningful. Take Friday, for example, when Luke opened the door to see Bobbie, I felt like I had come home too.

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  43. louisa says:

    I love the direction GH is going in with LESS mob. But I feel bad for MB because he really has been reduced to holding the purse (as someone put it so well) for the worst actress on the show. It’s a shame. I have been FFing through his scenes for months now!

    I think there is room for Sonny–but they need to get rid of Connie/Kate and take him in an entirely different direction.

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  44. Lawrence says:

    Maurice the ratings are stable for the show now. Going back to the mob will piss off fans and Gh will have the cancellation rumor going on again.

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    su0000 replied

    It would not be ”going back to the mob” but simply including it by keeping it in the background/there and active when needed..
    The mob was a hung part of GH and should remain a part of PC for the mob fans..

    It does not have be as active as it was in the past, but the mob should be in PC in some degree ..
    Good crime stories and the suspense and action, is a good thing to keep me awake and it keeps GH out of the ordinary realm of soaps..

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    nice post su!!

  45. Aria says:

    I agree with Maurice, look we all just want balance and as long as the show can balance the cast and storylines then I don’t have a problem with mob storylines.

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    su0000 replied

    The mob writing under Bob Guza and how the mob writing would be under RC would not be the same ..

    The mob written under FV and RC would be very different than the past Guza mob..

    I would love to see the mob under the creativity of FV and RC..

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  46. Em says:

    While I have never thought GH should be heavily focused on the mob, I also don’t like the idea of Sonny being a total wimp chasing desperately after some stupid psycho like he is now. The Sonny I’ve watched for years when written in character would never put up with the crap he has from ConKate. He would’ve dumped and shunned her when he found her in bed with Johnny, not kept chasing after her for sympathy sex.
    The writing for GH as a whole is well balanced right now, and I’m enjoying all the vets being back, but sadly, Sonny isn’t my main reason for watching anymore. Maurice’s current storyline is ridiculous and boring, and by far the worst material he’s ever been given on this show. He and Sullivan have ZERO acting chemistry, and she’s a TERRIBLE “actress” (I hesitate to even call her one for fear of insulting those who actually CAN act) who is completely out of her league working opposite someone as talented as Benard. All she does is drag him down, and he deserves much better. He’s far too talented to be playing acting coach with this twit. This crappy story needs to end, she needs to go, and Sonny needs to pull his head out of his backside and get it together. At the moment, he comes across as desperate, pathetic emasculated and stupid. I understand shifting the focus from the mob, but there’s a huge difference between doing that and writing Sonny like he’s not even in the business anymore, which is what GH is doing now.

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  47. John Eric says:

    As a viewer since 1973, I tuned out for the longest period of time during the Brian Fronz, Bob Guza, Charles Pratt, Jill Faren Phelps decade of mob, mob, mob, when the show centered around Sonny, Carly, Jason, Sam and everyone else related in any way–friends, enemies, lovers, kids, long-lost siblings of Sonny–ruled the show. It was silly anyway. Sonny came across as a big blowhard, always threatening and barely ever backing up his own word and constant shoot-outs and stabbings only threatened the latest mobster villain they’d throw at Sonny, more than one who returned with a twin. I LOVE the GH we have today thanks to Frank Valentini & Ron Carlivati and am more certain than ever that the show can and will survive without Sonny and the mob. As far as the mob being a part of GH since the 1970′s, the BIG difference between then and in recent years is that they were the bad guys (Frank Smith, later the Jerome family) and the mob violence was not glorified and hitmen mobsters (even hot ones like tight jean wearing Hutch) were not heroes and paid for their crimes. Luke & later Duke worked to get out of the mob, not embrace killing & violence as a life style!

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    Charles E. replied

    Thanks! Maybe Maurice will take a hint and FINALLY leave GH, and take Laura Wright with him, as I have NEVER liked Sonny or Carly!

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  48. k/kay says:

    Knock knocking on Y&R’s door. If JFP could sell it to Sony & CBS he would be over there in a heartbeat. You know it is hard when you have been the “Big Fish in a Little Pond” for how many years now you are just a “Little Fish in a Big Pond.” Sorry Sonny never scared me for a moment he was and never will be a Tony Soprano. The way he treated women on this show I could not tolerate so even though FV &RC have tried their best to soften him he in my mind the character has no respect for women. I have absolutely nothing against MB I just know human nature.

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  49. Mary says:

    Well, I will say I miss the mob stories from the 90′s (Labine’s era) – that was the Sonny I fell in love with. He was flawed but he always meant well. He so badly wanted to be good enough but he just couldn’t overcome his issues. You just couldn’t help but love him. He had a lot of depth – I credit that with great writing and superb acting. The mob stuff wasn’t 100% of the show since there was plenty of angst and love. It was a great balance! I miss that Sonny so much. I don’t care for his story now; I don’t recognize this Sonny. He’s been written into a corner and he’s stuck with that nutcase Kate, it’s demeaning. Sonny just wants love so badly and tries so hard to convince himself that whomever he’s with, he’s in love with. But that’s not true and deep down, he knows it. There’s only one person he loves and he was selfless enough to let her go. Hopefully, that changes soon when certain vets come back to PC (Hint – VM :) )

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  50. Alyson says:

    I always loved the mob stuff so of course I want more mob again! Jason Sonny (and Carly) have always been my favorites, and with Jason gone I now wish they would show a little more mob stuff with Sonny and have Shawn invovlved instead. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE GH and I like most of the storylines that’s going on at the moment, and I’m not picky with storys since I LOVE SOAPS, especially GH(except 2011 GH, it sucked). But a little more mob again wouldn’t hurt, I know in the beginning when Cartini took over it was mob stuff, but now it’s like nothing. The mob have been a part of the show for years and they shouldn’t take it off completely

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  51. su0000 says:

    I like he mob..
    But there is no longer a mob, the mob characters are gone, and that is shame.

    what most seem to be assuming is that if the mob were brought back it would over take GH, and that is not true..
    The mob can still be, smaller and around but in the background until needed in a story..
    The mob is a part of GH and its’ history and should remain in PC..
    The mob simply would not have to be front burner but still be ..

    Many fans liked the mob some did not, so compromise is needed.

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  52. Nicole says:

    I love seeing a balance with the other actors but I do think that they need to blend a little more of the mob in it. I think that you should also bring Jason back to Sam, Danny, Carly & Sonny . I miss him horribly. ..big mistake letting him leave.

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  53. Cami T says:

    The vets keep me watching. I know they won’t stick around forever… Write Kate out! She sux! Put Carly with Sonny! Get Steve B BACK NOW for some Mob action and so he and Sam can continue their story line! Ridiculous how long it took them to get together and then it never really happened! WTH!! Steve leaves to retire in TN on a ranch and shows up on Y&R two weeks later!?? Get him back!!

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    MissyLady replied

    SBu is happy and that is all anyone can wish for another human being.

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  54. terri says:

    I am relieved that the mob was de-emphasized, but I would like to see Sonny’s character doing some business because that is part of his character’s background. Sonny is a mobster. Bring back Tomas/Lorenzo/Alcazar to tangle with him.

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  55. Diane says:

    The mob storyline is why I STOPPED watching GH 2 years ago!!! Enough of Sonny. The name of the show is GENERAL HOSPITAL.

    Thank you to the new regime for bringing GH back to where it belongs. A show where all the actors have equal storylines and the hospital is the center of story lines!!!

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    su0000 replied

    LOL the Young and Restless has no young and restless, either ..

    Just because it is called General Hospital dose not mean the city of Port Charles can’t have some mob action.. :)
    General Hospital is a building in the city of Port Charles and much goes on in Port Charles.. ..

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  56. Amc says:

    I hope he leaves GH let him just gonto Y&R!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I’d love to see Maurice ((Sonny)) go to OLTL or back to AMC as Nico!

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    Amc replied

    Good idea!! I was hoping Y&R so he could play the father of the new latino family their bringing on and face off Victor Newman ! There is actually a place for him there unlike at Gh where his time is done !

    Joliefan Forever replied

    HAHA I am hoping for AMC as Nico, I loved Nico! But I could go for him coming on OLTL as a Business Rival for Todd Manning ((The real Todd Manning TSJ))……I think RC and FV are trying to force him out of GH, If they flat out Fire him fans will lose their minds but they can make it so that MB decides to leave on his own by ruining his character, RC & FV are known for that!

  57. MARY DITANNA PENDRAK says:

    I REALLY BELIEVE THAT TPTB SHOULD STILL KEEP THE MOB SCENES STILL ON GH. AS MAURICE SAID, BRING IT BACK, BUT SLOWLY, AND NOT OVERWHELM EVERYONE WITH JUST THE MOB SCENES. I MY SELF LOVE ALL THE MOB SCENES. BUT, TO KEEP THE RATINGS UP THERE, A LITTLE AT A TIME I THINK SHOULD BE DONE. JASON ISN’T THE ONLY ONE THAT COULD BE WITH THE MOB, THERE ARE A FEW OTHER PEOPLE AVAILABLE, AND THEY ALSO CAN BRING ON ONE OR TWO NEW MEN FOR THE JOB.

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  58. Linda says:

    Right now the break from a mob centered GH is refreshing. I agree that Sonny needs to be more than a purse holder for Connie/Kate. FV & RC have to come up with another rival family since the Zacarrias are gone. The mob should be a part of GH but not the main focus, the hospital should be. Remember when Frank Smith was there? There was a good balance between the mob and the rest of Port Charles.

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  59. jim says:

    Sonny and the mob could do battle against Tracy and A.J. to take over ELQ and Tracy and A.J. would reluctantly join forces to stop Sonny with poor Micheal caught in the middle.

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  60. Beth says:

    I love Sonny’s relationship with Kate/Connie and I can’t say I have missed the mob one bit.

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  61. Pinky says:

    Maurice’s talent is being wasted with campy DID s/l. Does he need the mob? Not necessarily but Sonny needs to focus on something besides being a purseholder&supporting character. He has numerous connections on the canvas yet he’s isolated with a s/l that goes round and round.

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    Charles E. replied

    Oh really- if that’s the case, more of the same so we can finally get rid of The Manic Mobster!!

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  62. Rodd says:

    I love the balance I see on this show. Yes, there are times when one group is featured more than another, but later on, those who weren’t featured move to the forefront and others move to the back. I didn’t watch during the heavy mob story days and I wouldn’t watch it if the show went in that direction again. There’s enough shooting and crime in real life. I like the other wonderful elements of soaps. I’m not sure what story ideas Maurice may think they could use ~ and wouldn’t be opposed to hearing them ~ but I don’t want mob stories featured if it means daily shoot-ups….And for the record, I think the actress who plays Connie/Kate rocks. JMTC.

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  63. Torrey says:

    Nice to see that he likes the show to revolve around him and his mob crap! I stopped watching GH because it became a rip off of Sopranos and stopped spreading the stories around throughout the entire cast. Even though I’m a much bigger fan of AMC & OLTL, I think the show is probably the best it’s been in a long time. Time for Sonny to grow up and get a real job and a real life….you would think they would focus on him turning his life around and trying to become a legitimate business man. It’s never made since to me to have him be this so-called big time mob boss. For one, he never kills anyone or shoots anyone, besides his cop son…..which he miraculously never had to pay up for. He’s never gonna have to pay for any of his crimes, because he’s such a large focal point on the show. And there are not any other mob featured characters on the show for him to battle with….so why bother with this mob crap? So, it’s time for him to get a real job and move on from the mob stuff; especially since he doesn’t have Jason around to do all of his dirty work.

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    Joyce replied

    I would rather see a new Sonny mob story then bringing back the Ice Princess…I personally like Sonny with Connie/Kate, NOT Brenda. I believe Connie/Kate is a better actress than Brenda. I thought that the vampire story was stupid and so unreal.
    I also loved the Luke-Laura thing years ago…now I would like Laura to be with Scott.
    I like seeing all the old characters but not at the expense of loosing the ones that are there now….

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    jim replied

    Sonny and his mob should at least be invovled in the Ice Princess story…he and the mob could help with finding his missing daughter inlaw Lulu

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Mob Bosses or Dons NEVER kill anyone they just give the orders to kill, That is kinda why they have under bosses, Capo’s, Made Men, and Soldiers, so they did actually write Sonny pretty accurately most Mob bosses never paid for their crimes…..Whether or not you like the Mob stories Sonny should not be in the background…..

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    Torrey replied

    Most Mob Bosses that I know of, work their way up and do get their hands dirty on the way up to becoming the the Mob “Boss.” He didn’t have a problem gunning down his own son….but we all know that story line was for nothing but shock value. I never said he needed to be in the background…I just think the character should have some kind of evolution. And if they’re going to do mob related stories, that’s fine, just don’t let it hijack the show and let that be the only thing they focus on for the entire show.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    yes you are right however she talked about him as the Mob Boss not what he did on the way up. I did not say that you said he was in the background that was just observational comment. I just have a feeling we are all going to read an article about Maurice Leaving GH…..

  64. Michael says:

    He couldn’t be more wrong. The mob storyline is played out. Been there- done that, again and again.

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    Charles E. replied

    Thank you! More doctors, families (not the mob kind), romance, and mature stories, please!

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  65. su0000 says:

    I really liked the drama and suspense/action of the mob stories..

    Too many of you live in the past.. move out into new era of GH with FV and RC..
    The mob under the writing and production of the FV&RC team would be very different than it was under Guza ..
    I would love to see the new and improved mob type stories with the imagination and skill of FV&RC.. a very different take on the mob, no doubts.

    (get out of what was and look forward to the possibilities of what could be)

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    Charles E. replied

    Forget it- the show is called “General Hospital”- not “The Sopranos”! I like the new influx of nurses and revival in the show’s past. The misogynistic (woman-hating) mob stories from 1996 onwards threated to destroy GH, and I hope there are no more mob nonsense!

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  66. Patrick says:

    #1. Kelly Sullivan: Is a Great Actress.

    it’s with the writing… they faltered. The only good thing… one thing… that Connie did? was make friends w/Tracy.

    Kate has more, in common… with the “cast”… than Sonny.

    #2. Sonny. The “mob” is gone. Jason is gone… Johnny is gone… Carly’s, not even there… any more. it’d be with pity… and or.. becuase she has too…. ? .

    he doesn’t even have a good comaraderie… w/Michael… and/or Krystina? who’re his other “bonds” ?.

    until the writers.. flesh out his character… outside of mobbing… should he be a new Mr. Newman?

    i don’t think he’s holding Kate’s purse… it was connie’s… and that’s where they went wrong.. and steered Sonny’s new persona… it was laughable that Connie dissed him.. on screen… and that’s a visual that doesn’t bode well… for Sonny.

    showing… Sonny emoting… at his age.. is that you Kate? w/Jason.. his better half gone… geez! i actually liked him being sensitive, and mature… sharing…. w/Jason.

    the writers… need to give Sonny some focus… perhaps… something for him and Todd… to play off of… as archrivals… and/or nemesis…. for the life of me? a new newspaper? where they fight over stories… and play off of Port charles residents? maybe… he should buy Carly’s share of the hotel? he needs focus… and the mob doesn’t exist… i can’t see the writers bringing that back… it’s retread.. without any good actors left.

    I think MB appreciates that GH is back to it’s “former” glory? even i don’t know what’s going to be…? when the original veterans are gone… where they writers will go….

    they should start, something… w/ AJ. that way… Carly… will get involved again… and leave Connie out of GH! period.. done… this flip flopping… isn’t good for two good actors…

    Sonny and Kate are lovely… two mature… people who were in LOVE… this worked…

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  67. Mia Rogers says:

    The mob of the 80′s not 70′s only lasted 1-2 year when GH was #1 in the ratings. The mob of the 90′s-2012 is what dragged the ratings into the toilet. It’s refreshing to see more than just Sonny and entourage on my TV screen.

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  68. liz says:

    I like the mob stuff. This stuff he is doing with Kate or the other one is boring I really don’t care for that couple at all,he can do better .Now it seems like he has never been in the mob at all,wimp. Love Sonny before not now.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    I like the fact that Sonny has something to work on other than the mob. But the effort he is putting into this Kate/Connie chic ain’t worth his time. This isn’t the LOVE OF HIS LIFE for goodness sake…… He should have walked away from this headache along time ago. OR at least had some their brewing mob problems during it. It has become too much about Kate/Connie which I am not fond of the pairing. But the actress (Kate/Connie) can act.

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  69. andrea says:

    they need to recast Kristina and bring back his son Morgan We dont need any more mob murders I watch to get entertained not depressed Love him and Kelly as Connie!!!

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    su0000 replied

    LOL so, people dying of cancer and all other health tragedies we have to suffer through with them or marriages breaking up, entertain you.. lol
    Soaps are full of tragic drama but those things don’t ”depress you” , only the a mob shooting does… lol

    The mob has never been written by FV&RC which if they did I’m sure it would be exciting and done differently than by Guza ..

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  70. jim says:

    Eddie( ex Mathew,OLTL) should be cast as Morgan! Sonny with his mob ties should be helping Dante search for Lulu…that would make sense! Kate should be Kate…better chemistry with Sonny. Carly should have used Sonny, instead of A.J. in pretend romance to keep Todd away. Then at Nurses Ball Kate would see Sonny with Carly, and both women get into a fight and just as Todd( thats if R.H. was able to do it) walks in Sonny blurts out the truth…he loves Kate and not Carly.

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    jim replied

    Meanwhile Sonnys background music should be ‘Torn between two lovers…feeling like a fool!’ by Mary Mcgregor, during his scenes with Kate and Connie! lol

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  71. jon says:

    If it once again becomes the Sonny show they will lose me as a viewer.

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    1loveabcsoap replied

    Bye

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  72. JAISAM/MCBAMFANS says:

    Here HERE!!!!!

    THE MOB IS YESTERDAY NEWS:

    NO MORE STEVE BURTON

    NO MORE CARLY JACKS CORTHINOS (

    NO MORE CARTOON OR WANNABE BAD GUYS

    RC CAN CONCENTRATE ON SONNY BEING A REGULAR CITIZEN OF PORT CHARLES!!!!

    Sonny should been a GRANDFATHER A LONG TIME AGO!!! BUT GUZA WANTED TO WRITE

    HIM TO BE A CASSANOVA AND MAKING BABIES WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYONE!!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    OK How exactly do you think Sonny is supposed to be a regular citizen? He’s not going from A car dealer to a Banker LOL…..They made Sonny a Mobster whether or not he was written that way originally, It might not be that easy to turn Sonny in to a law abiding citizen……

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  73. janet says:

    I watched GH it seemed forever,UNTIL the mob took over. The mob boss with a heart of gold,taught a brain dead man to comeout shooting. Used teens for his illegal bidness, killed people left and right. Put a gun to a boys head and didn’t know the truth.Poor Ethan. Turned a vulnerable teen girl into a druggy because she didn’t want to pole dance for him. Every Time someone crossed him he put a hit on him.. He is more danger to his kids than anyone else is. Almost killed his daughter and son,that doesn’t even touch what happened to Michael because of him. and some people want him to be the *good mob boss* lol. What a joke. Great actor , sorry he mumbles so much and always looking like he is trying his damnedest to remember his lines. GMAB. The mob being gone is the best thing that happened to GH. The ratings are up, viewers are returning in droves and we don’t have to very often DVR the show so you can FF mumbles.
    In case you didn’t know ,NO Jason and hand wringing hooray boo hoos. The show has a chance, and I am actually watching the show in real time with commercials ,Isn’t that what they want. So many people I know have returned , and when they see no mob they stay!

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  74. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    I’m grateful that Sonny had the mob has basically moved to the backburner. For years, JFP, Guza & Co. held Somny & Jason up as the heroes of the show, and characters like Mac and Lucky who should have been the heroes were sidelined. The mob storylines featuring Frank Smith/Angus McKay/the Jeromes, they were clearly the bad guys and the good guys (Robert, Luke, Sean Donely) defeated them. The show is called General Hospital not General Sopranos. I would like to see Sonny focusing on his legitimate business like the coffee business etc. than the mob. Now that Johnny is off the show, there is no need for a mob storyline.

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    su0000 replied

    I believe RC&FV would not write mob like Guza did, old-fashioned ..
    It would be like crime and revenge, under the duel ..

    All the prime-time soaps are about crime and revenge of some type..
    and I love them!!!!!

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  75. Joliefan Forever says:

    All I have to say is when he leaves GH I think GH will be very sorry………

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    Charles E. replied

    You’re kidding, right? I have watched the show for over 30 years and GH was a hell of a show before the mob took over. Now with Guza gone. the hospital, families, romance, and real drama are back. Maybe he’s feeling jealous now that he has to share the camera with EVERYBODY ELSE!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    All I’m saying is that MB has A Huge fanbase and following and if he leaves GH they are going to take a Big hit in the viewership department. MB is a talent that should not be shoved in the background and have his character reduced to a “purse carrying lap dog” For Kate/Connie. MB has been on that show for decades and does not seem happy, and If they are not smart I have a feeling they are going to lose a very talented actor!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    All I’m saying is MB has a Huge following and if he leaves GH will take a Big hit in viewership. MB is a very talented actor and should not be in the background, MB being in Front burner stories all the time was GUZA’s doing not MB so your last sentence was pretty rude. The character of Sonny shouldn’t be reduced to a “Purse carrying lap dog” for Kate/Connie……

  76. Brenda says:

    I miss the mob stories. I find I’m not as interested in the show as I used to be.

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    Charles E. replied

    Obviously you started watching after 1996……

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  77. Shaun says:

    GH is moving in the right direction. I have prayed for this day to see characters I love. The Mob kept me away from my show for years. I checked in from time to time, but now I can’t wait to tune in from day to day. I have not felt that in years. If I want the mob stories, I will rent a good flick, or watch primetime. This is day time, no guns please. We are dealing with too much of that in everyday life. Sorry Murice, nice try. The ratings are up now, that speaks volumes ;)

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  78. stephanie says:

    The MOB. all you would ever hear from some were the MOB has taken over the hospital and it is bringing so much Unnecessary Violence to the show.

    REALLY!!

    Well the mob is gone. And Nik has been Shot. Baby Daniel has been kidnapped FOUR times in 10 months. Lucy Coe STAKED a man in public. Alison Barrington was killed on the Docks (gee and not by the mob but by a psychotic Vampire) Trey dead. Joe Jr dead. Officer no-name dead. Steven Webber stabbed.

    Heather running rampant with her Merry Band of Crazy Lucy and Todd.

    Crazy Connie the town pump who is too mentally ill for some decisions or for someone to get KEVIN COLLINS to assist her. But it’s okay to sleep with her whenever you have an itch to scratch..Johnny or Sonny and Kevin can just hypnotize people for the secret recipe of good pickle relish.

    So how come Officer Everywhere is so busy if the MOB hasn’t created all his busy work? Why is it that the hospital seems to be filled with the same accident prone patients it always had Sam, Olivia and Maxie?

    How is Sonny able to walk around with out Guards?
    Sam and Danny have no security if being the wife and child of a KNOWN mob enforcer is so dangerous, where is there protection?

    The MOB was NEVER the problem. The balance of story telling and the focus were the issue. The MOB is the reason you have Brain Surgeon Extraordinaire Patrick Drake. The MOB is how Diane is able to afford her shoes and pick and choose her clients. The MOB is how Michael and Kristina can be so “Judgie” about Sonny’s life choices but still live off his Money and not make a Dime of their own.

    The problem remains BALANCE on GH. And also an AWARENESS that daytime is a FEMALE dominated audience. Watching not one, not two, not three but FOUR mentally unstable women running around Port Charles is not Sexy, Romantic or Love in the Afternoon. Olivia, Kate and Lucy need to be seen again as STRONG, Sexy, Romantic Heroines and Heather was always a little crazy but she has crossed the line so many times think she finally drew her own and said “Now Cross over to mine!”

    Watching Sonny the Mob Enforcer be all over the MAP on this unstable woman but unwilling to fight for his relationship with Brenda or even his own sons or daughter is just OOC?

    The fact that so many have shown no interest in the welfare of the town protector and his wife and child, after that person DEDICATED his very life to doing that for Sonny, Carly, Michael, Liz, Monica, Patrick, Alexis, Diane, Maxie, Lulu and Spinelli is just storyline LAZY. The Metro Court hostage, train wreck, hospital fire, hotel fire and etc… most of those people are here because Jason Morgan fought for them. But they have NO INTEREST in fighting for his family or their safety.

    Not saying don’t move on from the ACTOR’s absence. But acknowledge the loss, the missing pieces in their worlds and maybe out of it create Relationships or Story line that propels everyone FORWARD.

    What if? Michael became to Danny what Jason was for him.
    What if? Sam had Maxie to talk with instead of discussing her relationship dilemmas with a 15yo.
    What if? Carly Sam Liz and Patrick had become closer due to raising young children alone and often through circumstances of grief.
    What if? Mac and Felicia had come to work with McCall/Jackal PI and helped solve some of the cases over running the PCPD currently.
    What if? Frisco came home to work at PCPD and regain his family with patience and time not stalking and fake pity.

    Oh well, we are in the WHAT IS! not the WHAT IF? of daytime story telling

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  79. Charles E. says:

    NO MORE MOB- EVER!!!!! No wonder the show is so much better now: no more mob nonsense at the expense of everything else!!!! If Mr. Benard doesn’t like it- he can always leave, and he won’t be missed!

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  80. Lisa says:

    I think the story lines are fantastic,just keep doing what your doing,but at some point Sonny needs to get back with Brenda there the only cou[ple that bring out so much passion and you believe that they are truly in love. Try to get Vanessa Marcil to commit to a contract,no matter what you have to do.

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