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March 29, 2023 at 9:48 am #1205368047
I was also under the impression that the Sonya Eddy tribute would be today’s episode. I don’t get the scenes for the next episode on Hulu, so I don’t know what’s going on there. The ending with Elizabeth trying to call Epiphany and getting a state trooper with bad news was sad. I like that the show has been mentioning (or at least Elizabeth has) that Epiphany hasn’t been responding for a while.
The events with Victor and Eileen were pretty disappointing. If this pushes the story to some sort of climax, then great, because we’ve been doing this for too long already. Eileen folding the way she did wasn’t a surprise, but her not realizing that Victor was going to push her over that bridge as soon as she had told Anna what he wanted was extremely foolish. Maybe Eileen will survive and they can get him on attempted murder charges. I think a villain like Victor is good to have around. I do find him to be a bit over the top as a character (whatever he’s planning with this diamond can’t possibly be grounded in reality, right?), but it mostly works. To my mind, he should be hiding from the law rather than strolling about town without fear of being arrested for his many crimes, and we the audience should have a better understanding of what he’s trying to do. I think if we get those two things, the story becomes much more sustainable in the longer term.ReplyCopy URLMarch 29, 2023 at 11:51 am #1205368229
Today’s episode was such a beautiful tribute to Epiphany Johnson and her portrayer Sonya Eddy. Thank you, GH. My favorite memories of Epiphany were from the second season of General Hospital: Night Shift, and also every time she sang on the show – what a glorious voice! She will be missed.
As for Victor I guess the reason I don’t find him so over the top is that I am comparing him to Peter August, Shiloh, Helena Cassadine, Cesar Faison – just to name a few of the uber villains of GH history, all of whom were way over the top!ReplyCopy URLMarch 30, 2023 at 8:38 am #1205369087
It was a lovely tribute episode. Yvette Nicole Brown did a great job coming in and making an impact as the woman who Epiphany died saying. It was nice to see Magic Milo and especially Emma (who I would love to see back in Port Charles full time!). The way the different characters and flashbacks were incorporated was well done, and the ending really got me. For starters, we haven’t seen Monica in forever, so just hearing her voice was nice. But the letter from Epiphany, especially in light of Elizabeth feeling so worried that Epiphany was disappointed in her, was just beautiful.ReplyCopy URLMarch 30, 2023 at 1:22 pm #1205369667
I wonder if we will get storylines for Aiden or Jake now?
How is it that Laura is Cam’s grandmother? I thought his father was Zander and his mother is Elizabeth?
If their “deaths” are no longer a secret to Victor can they return now and get out of that “safe house”?
I keep forgetting that Austin is still on the show! (;ReplyCopy URL
belzoni1982Joined:Dec 8th, 2022Topics:Posts:March 30, 2023 at 10:46 pm #1205370091
I wonder if we will get storylines for Aiden or Jake now? How is it that Laura is Cam’s grandmother? I thought his father was Zander and his mother is Elizabeth? If their “deaths” are no longer a secret to Victor can they return now and get out of that “safe house”? I keep forgetting that Austin is still on the show! (;
Lucky adopted CamReplyCopy URL
belzoni1982Joined:Dec 8th, 2022Topics:Posts:March 30, 2023 at 10:47 pm #1205370093
The Sonny Eddy tribute was beautiful. I had tears streaming down my eyes the whole episodeReplyCopy URLMarch 31, 2023 at 10:16 am #1205370425
Honestly, the number of men poor Elizabeth had to marry just to get those boys two decent grandparents! Laura and Scotty are a good combo. But this is part of what makes Lucky such a terrible case as a deadbeat dad — he was supposed to be a father to all of those boys but then just abandoned them (though he has apparently been videochatting with Aiden).
According to Soap Opera Digest, William Lipton said his exit is temporary, and that he and Cameron will be back when the semester is over this summer.
Did we know before that Sonny knew Anna, Valentin and Lucy were alive? I don’t remember him being involved, but it clearly doesn’t matter who knows now, since Victor knows already. It was also kind of funny hearing Drew describe all the things he did to conclude that Eileen probably didn’t leave town of her own accord, only for Sonny to show up five minutes later and say they found Eileen’s dead body. I would imagine it’s still not particularly safe to the three of them to leave the safehouse, which theoretically Victor wouldn’t be able to find. Though given how many people are going there on a regular basis, I don’t think it would take very much to track it down. I’m not sure how they plan to play things, but I would think it would help them to very publicly accuse Victor of all of the things he’s been doing. Even if they can’t prove it, they would be able to put enough scrutiny on him so that he couldn’t really do much to hurt them without being heavily investigated.
I had forgotten about Austin as well, and forgotten about the whole thing with Ava and Nikolas.ReplyCopy URL
alokinJoined:Jun 23rd, 2012Topics:Posts:April 2, 2023 at 5:37 pm #1205374935
That was a beautiful send-off for Epiphany and tribute to the late Sonya Eddy. Wonderful seeing back past cast members Drew Cheetwood (whose raw emotion over Eddy’s loss was most palpable), Marc Samuel and Brooklyn Rae Silzer (who seems more and more grown up every time she pops back onto the set!). It was really moving having Eddy’s real-life close friend, Yvette Nicole Brown, there playing an impactful character who was integral to Epiphany’s memorial, and she was terrific in the role (perhaps this has opened the door for future guest stints from Brown? We love to see it!). Of course, there too were no dry eyes here at the show’s conclusion with the lovely fireworks display, and hearing Eddy’s powerful rendition of “You’re Not Alone” (one of my all-time favorites) as the backdrop made for an especially poignant final few moments.ReplyCopy URLApril 3, 2023 at 6:15 am #1205375482
GH’s 60th anniversary has me thinking about my relationship to the show. I started watching the show in 1980. I wasn’t enamored with Luke and Laura, I preferred Lesley and Heather. I would watch the show after school but I also watched Guiding Light and this was before we could tape/record them to watch at a later time, so I watched more GL than GH. Once I went to college I taped the NYC soaps and didn’t watch GH all that much but I do remember Robin Scorpio in the late 1980’s-early 1990’s. I started watching the show again more regularly when Claire Labine was the headwriter circa 1994 and it must have even been a bit earlier because I do remember the return of Luke and Laura. Labine’s writing was superb but the ratings weren’t as high as when Guza and that awful EP was in charge and turned the show into “All My Mobsters” aka “The Sonny and Jason Show” (blech!). Still, there was enough that was great to continue watching – the storylines for Bobbie, Carly, Alexis, Robin, and eventually Patrick Drake was a favorite. Tracy and Heather would return from time to time too. I would tune out when it would get too much mob storylines and not enough of the hospital. Jonathan Jackson’s return as Lucky got me tuned back in and the 2012 stories for Heather, Tea, Todd, Blair and Starr certainly helped. The show became my favorite from 2018 on until now, especially Oscar’s story and Nina’s story (I loved Nixon Falls!). The show has had less mob stories lately although that might be changing but there is still plenty of other interesting stories to keep me watching. I am critical of the way villains are depicted on this show, particularly Sonny and Carly but again there are so many wonderful characters to enjoy despite them clearly being the favorites of TPTB. I have left out many favorites; I should include my love for Laura, not so much during the 1980’s but her later returns to the show. The show is entertaining and I look forward to my hour with the show on weekdays. My relationship to the show has had plenty of ups and downs yet I still love it and hope that never changes.ReplyCopy URLApril 3, 2023 at 11:57 am #1205376178
Today’s episode was tremendous fun! GH has to submit this episode for Best Costume Design at next year’s Daytime Emmys! (: Really well produced and directed! (: Happy 60th birthday, GH! (:ReplyCopy URLApril 4, 2023 at 8:03 am #1205377289
With the news that Constance Towers is returning I am worried we will get yet another villain back from the dead atrocity. I am so sick of back from the dead, not really dead, blah blah blah blech stories on soaps! Stop treating death as if it isn’t final! Grrr!
We know Victor is going to reveal something shocking during the nurse’s ball – perhaps it will just be that Anna, Valentin and Lucy are still alive? I could live with that….ReplyCopy URLApril 4, 2023 at 9:11 am #1205377456
The outfits were really fun (so much sparkle!), and I always enjoy the mix of people who we’ve known were going to the ball since the minute they started talking about it and the people who were going to work until a last-minute change of heart. Chanda Wilson as Sydney Val Jean is great fun.
It was nice to see in Friday’s episode that Willow seemed to be having a genuinely nice moment with Nina and then didn’t rush her out the minute Carly showed up, despite Carly’s efforts to get rid of Nina. Despite having a few times thought (or even said) that I wouldn’t mind if Willow just died, I’ll be glad when she gets this transplant and hopefully just starts recovering. There are episodes where she looks cartoonishly ill.
Also, I realize that things have to be a certain way for dramatic purposes, but the story with Anna, Valentin and Lucy hiding out from/working against Victor is starting to drive me crazy. You have Drew and Sonny with Anna and Valentin talking about how Eileen is dead and Victor is onto them and they probably need to leave the safehouse, and they don’t think they need to get Lucy to hear all of this also? They don’t tell Lucy what’s going on, and Lucy, like a five-year-old, can’t resist sneaking out and going to get in Maxie’s face about the most minor details of the Nurses Ball. You would think that her involvement here is that she accidentally got into the wrong limo at the airport or was mistaken for her long lost twin sister, not that Victor had her shot with rubber bullets to make her appear dead so he could hold her captive until she proved no longer useful, at which point he would kill her. Then Maxie sees Lucy, and doesn’t think she should tell her mother so that they can all be alert about Lucy’s comings and goings? No amount of beautiful musings on the importance of the Nurses Ball is going to make Lucy’s behavior make sense. She still seems quite unaware of the changes in their situation when she’s in the living room in a gown drinking champagne and critiquing the Nurses Ball red carpet, and Anna and Valentin are where? I can understand if they’d rather be in their room having sex or get packed or whatever than being annoyed by Lucy in the living room, but it doesn’t even seem like they’ve updated her! Wild.ReplyCopy URLApril 5, 2023 at 1:33 pm #1205379215
Interesting cliffhanger today…
I know they are supposed to be a romantic couple but for me at least Anna and Valentin are a huge yawn ):
I wonder if they will have Linc murdered and then have Brooklynn and/or Chase accused of the crime? Or Brooklynn will break her agreement with Linc???
How come Cody has waited until the nurse’s ball to threaten Gladys with his spilling the beans about her gambling?
So far the nurse’s ball has been fun to watch.ReplyCopy URLApril 6, 2023 at 9:55 am #1205380227
The Nurses Ball has been fun to watch. I also enjoyed the Anna/Valentin scenes, which worked for me because there was romance and sweetness but also the tension of Victor just sitting in car trying to find them. I’m glad Lucy admitted to having gone to the Metro Court, setting up the cliffhanger ending.
I’m now thinking that Brook Lynn will maybe break her NDA with Linc right at the Nurses Ball and expose him to help protect Blaze, Joss and whoever else he might try to put his creepy hands on. This would cause her to lose her songs, but pave the way for a reunion with Chase.
All the Spencer/Trina scenes were great, and Spencer telling Trina she was so much better than Joss after the performance was hilarious. I love these kids. I also feel it’s kind of silly that Cody is now getting in Gladys’s face about the gambling. To Cody’s credit, he looks really good. Can’t wait to see those Magic Wands on stage.
The Nurses Ball and related storylines are featuring a lot of performers, but a few notable absences so far:
Ned and Olivia — His family company is funding a lot of the ball and it’s happening at the hotel she co-owns.
Gregory and Alexis — His son is performing, and while I don’t think there’s any specific reason for Alexis to be there, it feels like the show continues to diss her by leaving her own.
Terry — She’s the chief of staff of the hospital and was already let out of the Epiphany tribute last week.
There are others who aren’t there, of course, but those stand out. Maybe they’ll show up in the next few episodes.ReplyCopy URLApril 6, 2023 at 12:05 pm #1205380377
Yowzers! Three cliffhangers! (: Gladys setting up Cody with the jewelry, Liesl being kidnapped (she’s needed for Willow’s transplant), and Victor shooting Anna!
Brooklynn FINALLY spoke up about Linc and Blaze backed her up! (:
Another good nurse’s ball episode!ReplyCopy URLNot now
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