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The GH Nurse's Ball 2020

Will consist of drunken chair dancing and kooky karaoke lip-synching from NLG's backyard.

Discuss.

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 244Last Saturday at 6:04 AM

Thanks, OP.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 105/11/2020

Bitte!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 205/11/2020

You must be psychic, OP. Welcome Mat pulled on snake thread at 234 posts.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 305/11/2020

Exciting new topical storylines coming soon: Will Mike and nuAudrey be able to consummate their torrid love affair before the virus rips through their nursing care facility?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 405/11/2020

I will cut that bougie sweater-guard wearin' bitch!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 505/11/2020

Starting Monday, May 25 through June 12, ABC will be airing select episodes of General Hospital’s wildly popular Nurses Ball from 2014-2015.

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 605/11/2020

For the love of God, STOP THE FUCKING WILLOW FLASHBACKS!!!

I'm sorry, this is breaking me. This is unwatchable.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 705/11/2020

Someday I envision Willow dying in Chase’s hunky arms and him crying a lot.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 805/11/2020

Why is the show so obsessed with this boring, bland bitch? Enough!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 905/11/2020

Thank you so much OP! Very much appreciated.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1005/11/2020

I actually like Willow. And, her scene earlier this year when she found out Wiley wasn't her son and that her's had died, was extremely good. She showed that she can act, she just needs to be given the right material.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1105/11/2020

I actually loved Willow until they made her baby crazy. I think the actress is great and IA about the scenes where Willow found out that Wiley wasn’t hers. Baby crazy plus pairing her with Michael means game over though. She’ll probably be dead soon.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1205/11/2020

So, without doing the Friday flashbacks and stretching one episode into two by inserting all those flashbacks, GH would have run out of new episodes last week.

Well, at l east they will get through May sweeps with new episodes. And typically, GH runs its Nurses Ball epsiodes around Memorial Day weekend. So, Frank airing a Nurses Ball repeat at that same time seems appropriate.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1305/11/2020

But no one wants to see the NB from 2014 and 2015. At least run the episodes from the 90s. CBS is putting this show to shame with their classic episodes and themed weeks. I’m sure we’ll get the Best of... Sonny/Carson/Jasam collections soon.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1405/11/2020

what was happening during the 2014 and 2015 nurse's balls? I feel like there was one year when RC was writing that it was kind of good.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1505/11/2020

Oh, Lord. R15 here. I just googled the 2014 Nurses Ball and a video came up of Kris Alderson as Kiki performing.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1605/11/2020

Which year did Spencer get Ronn Moss to come on to perform "Baby Come Back?"

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1705/11/2020

Tristan Rogers speaking his mind in this Cameo video to someone named Cassie, says the story lines are "pretty crappy" and there is nothing he can do about it.

He also says in both the Cassie and Skyla videos that Emma Sams was scheduled to return and Robert/Holly were going to be around for a while and then Emma got COVID19 and it all went out the window.

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1805/11/2020

Another big reason they probably won't air old Nurse's Balls or any old Classic episodes is because they played a lot of Top 40 songs on the show. It would cost even more money.

It's something Soaps in general are really missing today.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 1905/11/2020

It's too bad Eddie Alderson got out of acting. He was much more talented than his sister and pretty cute. He's aged well. I'm surprised Frankie V. isn't knocking down his door.

Imagine if there had been a mini #metoo uproar from all of the past young twink actors FV hired over the years. Ford Brothers and their ilk.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2005/11/2020

Today's Willowfest sucked. With little more than a handful of shows left this is what they give us, an almost all Willow show. What a snoozer and then what wasn't Willow was Brooke Lyn or whatever her name is. I can't stand her. She makes me feel sorry for Julian. Speaking of him, I guess he's going to be Nelle's character witness. How is it that she is always in the right place at the right time. That might happen to someone once in their life but it happens to Nelle every 5 minutes. What shit writing. I don't think I'm even going to miss the show during the time it's off the air with new shows. I'll be damned if I'll watch NB shows from just a couple of years ago. From the 90s I would love it, but not these. They were boring to sit though the first time. GH should stop being so cheap and pay for the older songs if they have to.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2105/11/2020

GH doesn't go far enough back in it's episodes. I hate them.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2205/11/2020

When Jill Farren Phelps got hired as EP of GH, she AXED the Nurses Ball (which promotes AIDS awareness)

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2305/11/2020

[quote]Today's Willowfest sucked. With little more than a handful of shows left this is what they give us, an almost all Willow show.

At the time that the episode was written and taped, they didn't know they were going to go on lockdown and be unable to produce new shows.

Similarly, it was padded with flashbacks to help stretch out the remaining new episodes. .

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2405/11/2020

Looks like LC has sprained her wrist after breaking her hip a few years back. At this rate, the show is going to need to pull Anna Lee's old wheelchair out of storage very soon.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2505/12/2020

I can’t believe DoD is the current leading man on GH. Just unbelievable.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2605/12/2020

Maybe TPTB had all the male actors use a tape measure to decide who will be lead and the DOD won hand's down, well, maybe not hands...

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2705/12/2020

What's wrong with LC's right eye. Did anyone else notice it?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2805/12/2020

Maybe she injured it when she sprained her wrist?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 2905/12/2020

Lately, they have been writing Lucy very annoying, when she appears, but I loved her today! Especially, when she told off Nelle.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3005/12/2020

I hope Michael loses custody. And poor Avery in the previews asking Ava if she’ll forget her. Carly and Sonny need to die.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3105/12/2020

Brook Lynn did a great job prettying up Willow. It's the best she's ever looked on the show.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3205/12/2020

Real Andrews tweeted - then deleted - about not wearing face masks because he’s not “brainwashed”.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3305/13/2020

Is that fucking moron the one who played Trina's father? If so I hope he never gets another job as long as he lives, which if he doesn't wear a mask might happily not be too much longer.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3405/13/2020

That’s him. I was excited when they brought Taggert back and then upset when they killed him off but he can stay gone. I wonder if he’s aware that Ingo is still selling masks. Idiot.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3505/13/2020

These actors are all hot messes behind the scenes. I'm just waiting for some idiocy from Chad Duel next.

Still love the rumor I read on DL that CD's girlfriend caught Kris Alderson sucking his Dick of Death at a BBQ at Brandon Barash's house.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3605/13/2020

R36 Chad proved himself to be an idiot a while ago.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3705/13/2020

[quote]Still love the rumor I read on DL that CD's girlfriend caught Kris Alderson sucking his Dick of Death at a BBQ at Brandon Barash's house.

I can't believe that little Starr Manning was such a slut. Damn girl.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3805/13/2020

Wow, the one who played Starr must have some deep throat and absolutely no gag reflex.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 3905/14/2020

Rumors of a Cyrus led drug epidemic hitting PC after they return with some cast, including vets, being killed off.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4005/14/2020

Sasha will get addicted and be a fatality and good riddance imo, can't stand her voice.

I can't imagine which vets would get addicted. Who is stressed and would turn to drugs?

Blackmailed Jordan

Newly, unhappily married Julian

Disbarred Alexis

Nik distraught over losing 90% of his fortune

Franco overcome by 10 year anniversary of his crimes

Who are your guesses?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4105/14/2020

R39 Maybe she's bulimic? I knew a bulimic in college and she had lost her gag reflex. She used to do a "party trick" where she shoved her arm down her throat. Then she recovered and her arm was too fat to do that.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4205/14/2020

R41 I don’t think they get addicted but some end up casualties while trying to take him on.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4305/14/2020

Ahhh, ok, makes sense r43.

Laura better NOT be a casualty.

I will keep Jordan on my list and add Harmony although she is a non-entity.

If Peter wants to die trying to redeem himself by taking down Cyrus, I'm good with that just as long as the actor leaves.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4405/14/2020

Maybe Kristen was dickmatized.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4505/14/2020

I ff'ed through the recent fake wedding scenes. Did anyone who stayed awake through them notice if they explained why Harmony wasn't at the wedding?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4605/14/2020

I could see TJ turning to illicit pain killers in the aftermath of his beatdown injuries. These days doctors are loathe to prescribe more than a really short course, if at all.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4705/14/2020

At the wedding they did at least let Monica get in a dig about Lucy and Alan's past. If I was the wardrobe person I would have had Lucy show up to officiate wearing a big red hat and dress as a nod to her and Alan's wedding at the Quartermaine Estate. I remember that wedding, so vividly, even though I was only 6 or 7 at the time.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4805/14/2020

No mention of Harmony. They also didn’t explain why Jason wasn’t there. Seems like he would’ve been. The worst part was seeing Monica so damn cordial with Carly and Sonny. It’s a joke at this point.

Drug epidemic should hit Sam. Get her on sleeping pills. It would help with KeMo’s lack of energy in every scene.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 4905/14/2020

[quote] The worst part was seeing Monica so damn cordial with Carly and Sonny. It’s a joke at this point.

It doesn't bother me anymore. I just figure that Monica has resigned herself to the fact that if she wants a relationship with Michael or Jason, she has to be at least cordial with Carly and Sonny. I've known many people who dislike people, but they put up with them to maintain relationships with people they have in common.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5005/14/2020

Sorry, was hoping one of you had the YT link to the Ladies of Loving chat? I gather major tea was spilt on producer Joe Stuart. And Noelle Beck gave the poop on her nose job.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5105/14/2020

[quote]The worst part was seeing Monica so damn cordial with Carly and Sonny. It’s a joke at this point.

Even in real life, sometimes people just let shit go. I don't think Monica will ever forget the pat, but she knows that it's easier to keep the peace with them in order to keep Michael in her life. (That's the way I justify it).

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5205/14/2020

Certain grudges should be long-standing. That’s soap. I’m sick of everyone bowing down to Carson and being chummy with them. They want us to watch Mayor Laura and Sonny giggling with one another but then have Carly threaten others by using Sonny’s name in the next scene. He literally killed her son but Monica is all “Make yourself comfortable! Would you like some tea?”

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5305/14/2020

R36

It wasn't Chad's girlfriend that found KA giving him a blow job. It was his wife. All of that got exposed when his wife's sister blew (pardon the pun) it all sky high on social media. His wife divorced him post haste.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5405/14/2020

R33

Real Andrews did more than tweet he wasn't wearing a mask. He linked his tweet to his FB page with a shit load of dangerous conspiracy bullshit. I know social media is each actor's domain but when they start linking to inflammatory misinformation then it's time ABC steps in. These are dangerous times & sadly there are deluded idiots who will follow through on things.

He's also a part of some sort of mental health Ponzi scheme. That is dangerous.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5505/14/2020

Good to know r55, thanks.

I read RA is good friends with MB, wonder how Mo feels about the mental health stuff..

Taggert can stay dead.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5605/14/2020

Tomorrow’s “Flashback Friday” airing is the 55th anniversary episode.

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5705/14/2020

I'll skip that one, it was one of my least favorite anniversary episodes of any soap.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5805/14/2020

Molly Lansing-Davis is starting to sprout a monobrow.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 5905/14/2020

^^^

All of Alexis' kids are terrible.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6005/14/2020

I thought they were going to replay Luke's special episode

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6105/15/2020

I believe that episode is next week.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6205/15/2020

That is one I will watch, it and the 50th Anniversary episode were very good. Today's was horrible.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6305/15/2020

Why is Alex worried about what to do with her life, she is old enough to retire? Also, I'm getting very tired of Sam's attitude with Brando.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6405/18/2020

Because I can't stand how Julian's past is constantly brought up against him, I would have made this story his grand redemption. He would have gotten on the stand, admitted his wrongdoings concerning Wiley, and told how Nelle blackmailed him into marriage. He could sink her case, ensuring Michael gets full custody. Then he could be written out for a few months, while in jail. Sonny, Carly, Michael, etc. could then agree to forgive him, since he sacrificed his freedom to screw over Nelle. Then everyone could move on.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6505/18/2020

So... it’s okay for Michael to get a quickie marriage but not okay for Nelle to do the same thing? It’s also okay for Carly to threaten Martin, a lawyer, using Sonny’s name? Come on, GH.

I hope Nelle wins, takes that kid and leaves town. End this story!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6605/18/2020

NuAudrey will debut at the end of the week! What a cliffhanger!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6705/18/2020

R66 Michael got a quickie marriage to little miss perfect, Nelle got one to a convicted felon and former mobster. I can't understand why Nelle thought it was going to help her. I think Julian gets a bad rap, compared to what others on the show gets away with, but there is no way he equals things out when compared to Willow.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6805/18/2020

I know Julian and Willow aren’t equal but to see everyone attack Nelle for doing the same to better her chances which is what Michael did... Listen, I cannot stand Nelle and I’m over the character but I am just so sick of CarSon and Co. always acting so superior to everyone. To hear Carly say things like “Having Michael made me a better person” and “I never used my kids as pawns” is beyond ridiculous.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 6905/18/2020

[quote] I know Julian and Willow aren’t equal but to see everyone attack Nelle for doing the same to better her chances which is what Michael did...

I don't know, to me it is different because while they both did last minute marriages to help their case, Michael actually thought his out and got the best person. Nelle just reacts like a spoiled child. She heard Michael and Willow got married, so she went out and blackmailed one of the worst people she could find to marry. I'm almost surprised they didn't have her marry Cyrus. Though I agree about Carly and Sonny.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7005/18/2020

My dvr fucked up and I wasn't able to record today's episode. But after reading the comments, I think I'm kind of glad. Curious, though. Did Chase and/or Sasha appear at the trial? (spying from the back, of course).... and did Nina testify? thanks.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7105/18/2020

No Chase or Sasha at trial.

Nina hasn't testified yet.

Nelle was clutching the half heart necklace in her hand at the trial.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7205/18/2020

The only way this trial would've been interesting is if Lucas came forward & challenged Michael & Nelle for custody. Nelle's a lunatic ex-con murderer. She quickie marries Julian the ex-mobster. Michael's an ex-con murderer whose family are craven mobtsers.

Lucas would have viewers rooting for him. Bobbie would be torn but support Lucas in the end. Carly would be irate.

Who gives a shit about Sasha, Willow or Nelle?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7305/18/2020

nuAudrey will be revealed to be the drug mule for Cyrus into her nursing home

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7405/19/2020

Is the reason Jason hasn't taken out Nelle or Cyrus (as they all seem to encounter each other often) because TPTB are still trying to deify Saint Sonny? They've castrated Julian and turned Ava into a drunk. Cyrus makes a veiled offer to help her get Avery away from Sonny and she doesn't bite?

As soon as I saw that fucking half heart necklace all I could think is that insta-twins Willow and Nelle, along with Mama Nina, are going to eat this show.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7505/19/2020

Willow has a half heart necklace as well??

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7605/19/2020

Of course GH dropped Lucas from this story. They can never give him anything to do. Not even a cameo in court.

In other news, NLG is doing a Santa Barbara reunion soon. I hope she gets Marcy Walker to appear.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7705/19/2020

Anyone watch “The Story of Soaps”? It turned into one big Andy Cohen special. The first hour started off so strong.

Genie had the best tidbit though:

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7805/19/2020

R78

I really enjoyed the special. I could have lived without Mo. He came off as such an ass. I also wish it had had stars from AW/GL/ATWT speaking.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 7905/20/2020

The commentator lineup was rough. I also wish they’d gotten more stars from those soaps and really went in depth. They could’ve done so much more regarding daytime. Andy had more screen time than Genie, Susan and Erika combined. It was pretty disappointing.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8005/20/2020

Tomorrow...

The final episode of General Hospital.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8105/20/2020

Thank god.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8205/20/2020

Something stupid about this custody hearing, why the fuck would Diane not call Monica as a witness? They are trying to paint Michael's home as the best environment for the child. He lives with his grandmother, who is the highly respected Chief of Staff at General Hospital. She would have been one of the first people I would have called as a witness.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8305/20/2020

And isn’t Dr. O in on it? Where is she? They couldn’t pay Ryan Carnes for a few days work either?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8405/20/2020

R84 Yes, she was part of the baby switch. But thanks to Peter she is now awaiting trial in The Hague.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8505/20/2020

Yes, r83 that would also give me the opportunity to cross examine under oath Dr. Quartermaine about her participation in the recent fraudulent surgery of a young child.

All I say, I say, in a flawless Southern accent

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8605/20/2020

R86 Monica would have no way of knowing the consent form was forged. Doctors don't really handle paperwork. Now, if it was Bobbie, it would be different.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8705/20/2020

I used to love courtroom drama but I can't do that with the blatant bias on GH.

In a real soap they would've had Martin eviscerate Carly on the stand and called Sonny to the stand as well. Diane asked Carly today if after all the shit Nelle's pulled has Carly ever retaliated or caused Nelle any danger or pain. Carly said no. WTF??

Martin should've brought up that Carly locked Nelle on the roof in the freezing cold. He could've called Liz to back that up since she found her. Martin should've had Sonny on the stand tearing him a new one about his criminal history. But no, GH gives Sonny & his cronies a pass.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8805/20/2020

So tomorrow is the last episode until they start taping again, which could be months away, not just the last episode of the week?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 8905/20/2020

Correct r89, last new episode until they start taping again.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9005/20/2020

Odd that Tad only brought up Carly shooting Tony. It’s like they can’t remember character history or even what they had onscreen last year or last week. It’s all so bad.

I think we get Flashback Friday and then 2014-2015 Nurses Ball repeats.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9105/20/2020

If Nelle really turns out to be Nina's daughter, (which is the laziest storyline idea in some time), it makes no sense for Nina to be so nice to her now. Where's the drama when she discovers the locket?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9205/20/2020

R92 the only way to make it interesting is to make Nelle and Willow twins. Chase and Michael will have each been with both sisters.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9305/20/2020

R87

We already saw in flashback that Monica and Bobbie were in cahoots about the forged consent form.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9405/20/2020

Twitter thinks Liv is pregnant.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9505/20/2020

R94 We know that. But it would be hard to prove that the chief of staff knew.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9605/20/2020

Liv as in Olivia is pregnant? Again? Isn't she a little long in the tooth?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9705/21/2020

Also, who really cares about Olivia? Why give her a big storyline even? Ugh.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9805/21/2020

It will probably be either Molly, Willow or Sasha. IDGAF about any of them.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 9905/21/2020

Monica’s pregnant.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10005/21/2020

I guess she could be.The actress is fifty. It isn’t uncommon to have a late in life pregnancy. I just don’t see a story reason for it, just like Carly’s last pregnancy.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10105/21/2020

It seems like they were going for a special needs baby story re: Carly’s pregnancy but backtracked so now Donna is just another kid in the attic.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10205/21/2020

Wonder if they were gearing up for a who killed Julian story line when taping ended, several mentions of his death. Is WdV's contract up for negotiation?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10305/21/2020

R100 That would be a better storyline than Maxine getting knocked up by Peter.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10405/21/2020

Daytime Emmy Nominations:

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Finola Hughes (General Hospital)

Katherine Kelly Lang (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Maura West (General Hospital)

Arianne Zucker (Days of Our Lives)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Steve Burton (General Hospital)

Thorsten Kaye (The Bold and the Beautiful)

Jon Lindstrom (General Hospital)

Thaao Penghlis (Days of Our Lives)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Tamara Braun (General Hospital)

Rebecca Budig (General Hospital)

Susan Seaforth Hayes (Days of Our Lives)

Christel Khalil (The Young and the Restless)

Annika Noelle (The Bold and the Beautiful)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mark Grossman (The Young and the Restless)

Bryton James (The Young and the Restless)

Wally Kurth (Days of Our Lives)

Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives)

James Patrick Stuart (General Hospital)

Paul Telfer (Days of Our Lives)

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sasha Calle (The Young and the Restless)

Olivia Rose Keegan (Days of Our Lives)

Katelyn MacMullen (General Hospital)

Eden McCoy (General Hospital)

Thia Megia (Days of Our Lives)

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Elissa Kapneck (The Young and the Restless)

Michael Knight (General Hospital)

Eva LaRue (The Young and the Restless)

Jeffrey Vincent Parise (The Young and the Restless)

Chrishell Stause (Days of Our Lives)

The 47th Annual Daytime Emmys will air Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10505/21/2020

LOL, rooting for Tad to win best guest performer! Who is Katelyn McMullen? One of the boring new girls who I honestly cannot tell apart (Willow and whatshername)?

I wish they would get rid of 90% of the newer characters. Most of them are so dull and unnecessary.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10605/21/2020

Katelyn MacMullen plays Willow.

I'm presuming that sound you just heard was Laura Wright tearing her La-z-Boy apart.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10705/21/2020

Katelyn plays Willow. Almost positive the reel she submitted was Willow learning that Wiley wasn’t hers. I think she was pretty good but I think it’ll either be Eden or the girl with the bug eyes from DOOL.

I can’t believe SB scored a lead nod. And Budig in supporting? For what?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10805/21/2020

William Lipton who plays Cameron should have been nominated. He was better than those nominated in the newly merged younger category and he was also better than most of those nominated in the supporting actor.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 10905/21/2020

R109, I'm shocked he wasn't nominated. I thought he would be.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11005/21/2020

Just about to say that, r109. It's shocking he was left off when that Haley from Days and screechy Eden are nominated. Suspect that category will come down to Keegan and Katelyn (Keegan is not a good actor overall, but she was strong at the end of her run, when her sudden turn to pyro was revealed).

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11105/21/2020

Jason Thompson was also nominated in Lead Actor, FYI.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11205/21/2020

William and the kid from B&B we’re both snubbed. But Eden is Frank’s golden girl. I’m shocked Max Gail was also left out.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11305/21/2020

Steve Burton best actor? There goes the entire credibility out the window.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11405/21/2020

r112, thanks. I got the list from ew.com, guess they forgot JT.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11505/21/2020

What did Thaao do to be nominated for lead?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11605/21/2020

OMG some dumbass intern at the EMMY office fucked up the paperwork. End of story.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11705/21/2020

r105, we love you for posting it!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11805/21/2020

I hope James Patrick Stuart wins. I love Valentin!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 11905/21/2020

What is the cutoff for Young Performer? It just seems odd to have Joslyn and Willow, both, in that category. In addition, it seems apparent that young men were the ones hurt by making the category gender neutral.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12005/21/2020

r120

I think it's under 25

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12105/21/2020

R108 If she submitted the reel where she discovered her baby died, I genuinely think Katelyn MacMullen could win. That was undoubtedly a very good performance.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12205/21/2020

I can’t remember a single standout performance from Rebecca Budig. I hope Tamara wins just for having to be apart of that horrific Franco/Drew mess.

I thought Steve was great yesterday but Kimberly McCullough brought out the best in him. Best work he’s ever done. No idea how he managed a lead nod.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12305/21/2020

r123

Robin was on yesterday??

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12405/21/2020

R124 No. lol. Just thinking about when he actually tried in scenes.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12505/21/2020

Damn, GH lucked out. Nina being sworn-in was naturally a dramatic way to end on a cliffhanger, until they can return.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12605/21/2020

Least believable plot point ever was Maxie not eating a meal today. Clearly, she’s knocked up.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12705/21/2020

Anyone understand what this tweet from NLG to TB could mean?

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12805/21/2020

R123

If I had to guess I'd say Budig submitted Hayden's goodbye scenes.. She tweeted that she shared her nom with Easten & the little girl who plays Violet.

Those were strong scenes. I remember crying through them

Yeah, I know....MARY!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 12905/22/2020

R128

I don't know WTF Nancy's talking about. TB didn't "walk away" from GH. She was fired. TB even admitted that.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13005/22/2020

There are 2 glaring omissions for me.

#1 William Lipton totally deserved a nomination over Thia. She was awful. Did he submit the wrong scenes or what?

#2 Camila Banus screwed herself by submitting in Lead. She's too young to go for Lead. She'd have walked away with a nom & a win if she had submitted in Supporting.

I am ecstatic that Benard & Duel were omitted.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13105/22/2020

IDK what happened with William. Camila got a big head from Stabi and went for lead. She’s been campaigning all year.

And maybe there’s more to that TB story. Perhaps Frank asked her back and she said no.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13205/22/2020

[quote]@NancyLeeGrahn Replying to @TamaraBraun So, You are a cool broad who had the ethics to walk away from what is now accepted to walk away from. I have always had enormous respect for you. Happy to see your nom.

"What is now accepted to walk away from" sounds like either a metoo thing or a gender-based salary inequity. I'm gonna guess the latter.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13305/22/2020

I'm also guessing it's #MeToo and from her first stint on GH not the recent mess.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13405/22/2020

Why would she agree to return in a new role then?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13505/22/2020

New management?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13605/22/2020

There could be a number of reasons she would agree to return:

Wouldn't be interacting with the person(s).

Person(s) is/are gone now.

Needed the money and hoped #MeToo era would force people to act better.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13705/22/2020

Would GH bring TB back as yet another character so soon?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13805/22/2020

They aren't bringing TB back, we are just speculating about NLG's tweet and why TB agreed to return as Kim Nero.

I do wonder what bill of goods FV sold her to get her back and how disappointed she must have been with the rubbish he delivered.

Also wonder what happened with Elisabeth Hendrickson, she did the requisite MB fawning on SM yet got immediately backburnered and then faded into oblivion.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 13905/22/2020

Like TB, EH was brought on to try and keep BM happy in a new couple. He shitcanned his scenes with her as well. Since EH didn't have other strong character connections, she didn't last as long as TB.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14005/22/2020

They were clearly headed towards Margeaux and Sonny.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14105/22/2020

If EH came on the show thinking that her character was going to permanently break up Sonny and Carly, she must not have watched the show very long

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14205/22/2020

Tamara Braun may or may not return, but you can bet her character Kim will. With baby Franco in tow.

Does anybody doubt this?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14305/22/2020

R143

I don't see TB or Kim ever returning.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14405/22/2020

If the show is still ticking 15 years from now the bastard spawn will suddenly show up on Franco's doorstep, sassy, needy and full of ART! just waiting to be nurtured.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14505/22/2020

TB’s exit interview basically threw out any notion that she’d ever return. Frank screwed her over. She should’ve been brought back as Carly.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14605/22/2020

Today's flashback episode reminded me of a few things. In the first place, Anthony Geary could actually still turn in good performances when provided a good script/fascinating story. Second I desperately miss Ron Carlivati. He could be excessive at times, but he comprehended how to mine the history of the show. Without it feeling forced. Thirdly Laura Wright should absolutely wear her hair shorter. She looked better as Lena than she has in years.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14705/22/2020

^^^

People can criticize Geary for many things but the man could act. He has deserved every Emmy he's won. Yesterday's episode really was fantastic TV and something that was mined from history.

LW had super short hair at one point during GL and it looked chic & fabulous on her. She looks like a dowdy soccer mom now.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14805/23/2020

Bring TB back as Carly!!! The real Carly.

I think NLG tweet was about the abuse TB dealt with her first round as Carly. With tptb that didn’t value her or other female actresses in contrast to male counterparts. I guess Mo talks about bullying her on GH set in his book.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 14905/23/2020

It annoys me how Franco constantly complains about how expensive being with Elizabeth is because she has kids. Why marry someone with kids if that bothers you?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15005/23/2020

It annoys me that Liz is broke yet again. She’s a surgical nurse and the one character consistently shown at work. Is this the only thing they can come up with for Becky Herbst?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15105/23/2020

R151 When it comes to Liz's money problems, I have to ask are Lucky and Jason deadbeat dads? Also, does GH pay well below the norm to their nurses? The average RN with 10-19 years experience can typically expect hourly pay of $33.36, in the US, according to payscale.com. The average salary for an Art Therapist, like Franco, realistically is between 36 and 62,000/year. Between their salaries and child support, it is foolish to depict them as having money problems.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15205/23/2020

R150

I don't see him "complaining" about how expensive it is. I see him as wanting to provide for her kids which is more than any other man has, He doesn't resent the kids or their cost at all.

This is all a contrived re-write because TIIC either can't remember what they wrote or are creatively bankrupt. We saw on screen that Franco received a shit ton of money after he settled the claims against him and sold the rest of his collection. Scott brought the check to Franco/Liz's home. We saw on screen where Franco paid for Kiki's medical school, where he set up college funds to pay for each of the boys, he personally funded the art therapy department and he set up funding for a women's shelter.

Now they want us to swallow that they have money issues? Bullsjit.

R152

Dialogue on screen had Liz says she gets no child support from Lucky.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15305/23/2020

R152 Cameron should also be entitled to Social Security survivor's benefits.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15405/23/2020

R153 I hate how they ruined the character of Lucky. He could be selfish and had a dark side, but I can't believe he would not provide for his son. R154 Yep, I forgot that one.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15505/23/2020

So Laura raised a piece of shit deadbeat dad. She must be so proud.

Who was Cam's father?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15605/23/2020

Cam's father was Zander Smith, who committed suicide by cop.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15705/23/2020

R153 The show is playing it like he and Liz are struggling, but yeah, they shouldn't be.

Also, they did this plotline once when Liz and Lucky were together, but not married. Liz agreed to be a surrogate for Lax and Courtney because her and Lucky were having money problems that made no sense then either.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15805/23/2020

R152 Once, when Elizabeth went to Diane for legal advice, she [Diane] said that Jason's retainer covered Elizabeth and her kids. You'd think it he would do that, he would also pay child support!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 15905/23/2020

Lucky is supposedly now a deadbeat dad and why doesn't Elizabeth ever ask Jason for child support money?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16005/23/2020

R159 Exactly, it just doesn't make sense. Not to mention that the grandmothers Monica and Laura, would be sitting her down and saying, "look if my worthless son isn't paying for my grandchild, I have more than enough to chip in." Even if Liz is too stupid to take the money, Monica and Laura, when she was on the board, could and would pull some strings to make sure Elizabeth got a great paycheck from GH, considering that not only is she their grandchild's mother, but she is the grandchild of Steve and Audrey Hardy.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16105/23/2020

Jason offered Liz money in a trust set in Emily’s name when they broke up but she declined. I refuse to believe he’s never given her any money for Jake though. That would be out of character for Jason. But R153 is correct - they just can’t remember what they wrote. No way should Friz be having money problems. At least show us why onscreen. Have Franco draining their accounts or something. Anything to make him more interesting than Mr. Mom.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16205/23/2020

Thanks R157. I didn't watch in the Zander days.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16305/23/2020

The co-HW Dan O'Conner gave an interview to SOD recently. He said he liked writing Franco/Liz as the have nots. He said everyone else in PC is of means and he liked making them to blue collar couple.

IMO it would make more sense to make LuLu the have not. Her husband was a cop who is now unemployed & hospitalized. She has had a very spotty job history who is now trying to live on the salary of a reporter.

Liz/Franco don't have to be wealthy a la the Qs but they definitely should be comfortable.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16405/23/2020

R164 You forget that Lulu owns The Haunted Star.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16505/23/2020

Yes but poor Lulu, she doesn't even have Luke's phone number. Robert had to have the Q's call Tracy to get it.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16605/23/2020

Unless Franco is planning an art robbery , a bank heist or an embezzlement from the hospital, his and Elizabeth's money woes are worthless talking points. Nobody has to turn tricks, sell drugs or strip to pay the rent on soaps anymore.

Anybody remember the shithole Jesse and Jenny lived in when they ran off to NYC on AMC? I think that would've been considered "relatable".

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16705/24/2020

If Sam isn’t sitting around on her ass dreaming of Jason’s dick then she’s going around town barking at people. I’d say let her money problems but she’s been living off Jason since she sat her pregnant ass on that couch in his PH.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16805/24/2020

Basically Liz is the Nurse Jesse of the show. She never gets a man, pined away after one for years, then when she gets one he's psycho and nuts. She constantly has a cloud of doom over her head. The only thing she's missing is the signature sweater and the Nurse's cap.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 16905/24/2020

Which I don’t understand because both Becky and Liz have a large following but she’s always, always brushed aside with lackluster writing. It’s infuriating to watch as a Liz and Becky fan.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17005/24/2020

R169 Well, she has played Nurse Jessie in flashbacks.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17105/24/2020

R169

Yeah the show had Liz making bad choices with me thru the years. Lucky was an absolute dick after the fire. Ric loved her but couldn't stop his vendetta against Sonny. Jason never loved her enough to put down his gun or be a dad. He always loved Sam way more. Franco may have been coo coo in the past but he's loved her enough to truly be committed to only her & to truly love those kids. That's more than any man has ever done.

It's been nice to see Liz in a committed relationship with a man who adores her but TIIC need to write them something that isn't ludicrous like this money shit & being fodder for Nik/Ava.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17205/24/2020

R172 I agree, concerning Franco. Yes, he has done horrible things, but when it comes to Liz he has treated her better than any of the other men she has been with.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17305/24/2020

Jake should absolutely have Quartermaine shares.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17405/24/2020

Franco is a jealous ass. He was awful to her at the beginning of their relationship.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17505/24/2020

Are these "have-nots" writers the same ones who had Jordan and Curtis fret over medical bills that were from an accident that was 100% caused by one of the richest men in town?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17605/24/2020

R176 Not to mention she is the Police Chief. Her medical insurance would be top of the line.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17705/24/2020

Plus she was injured while working in the line of duty. PC needs a better Police Union

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17805/24/2020

R178 Since Sonny, the mob godfather, doesn't do any of the other things mobsters do to make money, he must be controlling the local police and nursing unions. He is stealing the dues and taking bribes from employers.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 17905/24/2020

[quote]Since Sonny, the mob godfather, doesn't do any of the other things mobsters do to make money, he must be controlling the local police and nursing unions. He is stealing the dues and taking bribes from employers.

But this show won't let Sonny be a mobster. How many times have people asked what does Sonny traffic in? Girls, drugs, guns, counterfeiting, loan sharking or something else or all of it? Having Sonny be tied up in union activities would be an interesting storyline. But for some reason the mobster can't be the bad guy, they have to keep bringing other mobsters who "worse" than Sonny.

And don't get me started on that Jason mess.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18005/24/2020

^^^^

It is impossible to make anything about Sonny about interesting. The character is so played out & it is beyond painful to watch Mo try and act. The stammering. His pitiful attempt at trying to cry.. His tics.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18105/24/2020

That is what causes Sonny to be such a dull character, he is obviously prosperous, so he must be involved in something. Yet the show has established that he will not traffic drugs or girls, which are primary sources of cash for the real mob. And, they would never let him be a gunrunner. So what exactly is he "importing" and "exporting," counterfeit sneakers?

Conceivably that is why the authorities can never apprehend him, he is just pretending to be a mobster.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18205/24/2020

He’s a “good bad guy” yet Carly continues to use his name while threatening people.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18305/24/2020

How did they write off that stuff with Karen from back in the day? He was clearly running girls back then.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18405/24/2020

R184 I think they just explained it away as he was working for Frank Smith at the time and when he took over the organization he stopped it.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18505/24/2020

I think they write Sonny as a wimp. WTF kind of mobster wouldn't have had Nelle killed by now or other people that are so dangerous to his family and I mean his real family, not even a mob family. I'd have more respect for Sonny if he had the bitch wacked.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18605/24/2020

Exactly, if MB is so insistent that his character be written as good and TPTB are insistent that he be kept on the show, have Sonny’s “good” law abiding twin come to town and Sonny go away. It is a soap so the audience would buy that better than a mobster who doesn’t do anything seedy. Right now Sonny’s character is like if Susan Lucci had insisted that Erica Kane be a man eater who never has sex before marriage.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18705/24/2020

Part of nuAudrey’s storyline aside from the triangle with Monica will be a huge loan to Liz. Shearoun Steigele, the actress who will play Audrey March (Hardy), is elated for the scenes.

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18805/24/2020

Wasn't Sonny shown onscreen giving Karen drugs?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 18905/24/2020

^^^^

Yes, Sonny was giving Karen drugs. He also slept with her while she was drugged & unable to give consent. Probably his most heinous act towards her was telling her she enjoyed being sexually molested by her step father. They should've let Scotty kill him & we'd have been spared 2 decades of that SOB.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19005/25/2020

Sonny was involved with the dockworkers' union back in the 1990s. There was some storyline where Carly accidentally called a strike. When Sonny ran his first club, there were prostitutes, but he was never their pimp. Mike's old girlfriend - the blonde ex-prostitute (Tammy?) - said that Sonny never made them do anything, he just turned a blind eye. And after Karen's addiction, Sonny vowed to never have anything to do with drugs again.

Putting aside Sonny's legal investments, Sonny's primary business appears to have been illegal gambling - which is funny, because thanks to the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting, most of Sonny's business would be legitimate now, as long as he took out the appropriate licenses. At one point, Sonny described his business to Zander, I forget how he phrased it but it included money laundering. Since we know that Sonny was involved with the Five Families, presumably he was money laundering with his partners. As for the illegal products that Sonny ran, we don't know what they were, but it could have been stuff like Cuban cigars, cigarettes, that kind of thing. For my own amusement, I always presumed that what Sonny ran was unpasteurized milk - apparently there's an underground market for that kind of thing.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19105/25/2020

The PCPD investigated Sonny's treatment of Karen and he was charged with something like Corruption of a Minor, which had no jail time. Years later he cut some deal with the FBI, and Alexis said that he had immunity for all crimes prior to that date. She made a point of telling Roy that he didn't have the same deal.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19205/25/2020

GH could never do a Karen storyline these days. That was good stuff.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19305/25/2020

We should do a thread about soap stories from the past that you couldn't do today.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19405/25/2020

Maxie being pregnant is so ridiculous. Everything about Peter should be exposed leading to his imprisonment. Then Maxie should opt for an abortion.

She would have many reasons: Peter being the dad, just landing her dream job that is going to take up much more time, already being a distant mom to Georgie.

The last abortion was 16 y/o LuLu. This would be a grown ass woman choosing because of her personal/professional life.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19505/25/2020

[quote] already being a distant mom to Georgie.

That is why she wouldn't. She wants to make up for her past mistakes by being a good mother to James and any other children she might have.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19605/25/2020

The pregnancy plot was rumored to be changed. Supposedly KStorms was called in last minute to film those scenes.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19705/25/2020

If Maxie is pregnant, the soapy thing is for Peter's crimes to be exposed and the revelation would cause her to miscarry.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19805/25/2020

R198

It's 2020. Having a miscarriage is so anachronistic. Maxie should & would opt for an abortion.

R196

Having an abortion doesn't make you a bad mother.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 19905/25/2020

R199 People still have miscarriages all the time. They have not disappeared. Around 1 million miscarriages are reported in the US every year. That isn't counting the women who miscarry without medical care.

No one SHOULD opt for an abortion. Women can choose to have one, but there is no one who should. Should indicates obligation, duty, or correctness. No woman is obligated by duty or correctness to chose to terminate a pregnancy. That is a problem with so many activists today, many are no longer "pro-choice" they are pro-abortion. They want to control people as much as the anti-abortion ones do. One wants everyone to have an abortion and the other one wants no one to have one.

Also, I didn't say that an abortion would make her a bad mother, only that a woman with her history would be less likely to make that choice because she would want more children to make up for her previous mistakes.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20005/25/2020

I did not know, until surfing Wikipedia today, that in real life Nurse Jessie was married to Jesus! Well almost, Emily McLaughlin married Jeffrey Hunter three months before his death.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20105/25/2020

R200

Climb down off the cross, SJW. We are discussing soap story for fuck's sake.

The topic was stories the soaps no longer do. Case in point: abortion. There hasn't been one since LuLu was 16. Maxie having an abortion would make perfect sense if GH had any balls left. Shit, they never should have even made her pregnant with the grossly received Peter. They need to be crafting a Who Killed Peter story (huge number of suspects) instead of another pregnancy for Maxie.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20205/25/2020

R202 What upset me was erroneously calling miscarriages anachronistic. I know people who have suffered from them, they are not anachronistic, they still happen every day. What is really anachronistic is an adult educated well-off women like Maxie having an unwanted/unplanned pregnancy, in the first place. She is not the sort of person for whom birth control is out of reach.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20305/25/2020

It's almost a relief to get a break from this show. No more having to force yourself to get through an episode.

Really hope they come back from this break inspired, but who am I kidding?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20405/25/2020

I want to believe they were building up to a Who Killed Peter story and don't even mind if they repeated the Maxie's husband dies while she's pregnant story again BUT I think it's wishful thinking. More likely they once again tried to write Parking Lot Peter off and once again LW snarled about it and they backed off and had to turn it into a Peter is a changed man and redeemed due to being a father story. Ugh.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20505/25/2020

If the show wants to write for poor people, let Sonny and Carly's lose all their assets when the government seizes everything from the gruesome twosome due to the mob war with Cyrus . At least that would be a somewhat interesting and unexpected story line.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20605/25/2020

R203

You must be a frau. Jesus, why are you even here?

Calling miscarriages "anachronistic" was in terms of soap opera tropes. Of course people have miscarriages.

Slide off to a frau soap board.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20705/25/2020

R207 If they still happen, they are not anachronistic. By your logic abortion stories would be anachronistic because they have been done for decades.

I'm not a "frau" I just happen to know couples that have suffered from miscarriages, including one couple who suffered multiple ones while trying to have a child. It is a sad and heart wrenching experience for them and people who care about them.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20805/25/2020

R206 Mo and LW would likely never go for that.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 20905/25/2020

People are always calling for Frank's head, but if the talent has sway about storylines (R209), that's even worse. They should just report to work and try their best to act.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21005/25/2020

Soaps will have a character consider abortion, but it has been very rare for characters to actually go through with it. The drama of an unwanted pregnancy can fuel a show for quite some time. It's just the soapier option.

If you read the soap history books, there was a point in the 70s when several shows had abortion stories, but this was post Roe and the country wasn't as uptight about certain things as we are now. From the 80s on, in the rare instances when abortion was chosen, there was always major consequences for the act afterwards.

It's more clean for a writer to go the miscarriage route than the abortion route. It's just a drawback of network television and the conservative soap opera audience.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21105/25/2020

For the last 2 pregnancies, there were scenes where Maxie was warned that she's at high risk due to her heart transplant. Will they even bother mentioning this to her again this time and have her ignore medical advice again?

She's already raising one grandchild of Faison. Guess raising 2 won't bother her. Looks like she'll be single handedly resurrecting the Faison legacy herself.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21205/25/2020

IDGAF about fat Maxie or over exposed Peter. Both need to go.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21305/25/2020

R212 It will either be a scare or she will miscarry. I don't think they will have her actually have another baby. Especially, since I'm almost certain that Molly will end up pregnant and not know who the father is. Now, she is a character who would most certainly choose an abortion, but it will cause a rift between her and TJ, especially if he thinks it is his baby.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21405/25/2020

R210 Frank is worse because he allows it to happen.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21505/25/2020

I think it is wrong that they let the actors have so much control over their storylines, but the network probably figures it is a cheaper alternative to paying them more.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21605/25/2020

Actors dictating the show is the reason why it’s in its current state. And it’s only CERTAIN actors. MB literally got the Michael Q story dropped. KeMo makes demands and brings absolutely nothing to the show. LW refuses to be in a pairing with WR but throws a fit when they try to drop him. But let Rebecca Herbst go in and demand a story or pairing and Frank would laugh in her face or get another pink slip ready.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21705/25/2020

Didn't NLG request the Cassadine/Watch story be dropped? That would have been far more interesting than her relationship misadventures.

I bet LW also dictates who WR can be paired with, doubt she wants him with anyone young, attractive, slim and who he has chemistry with. KSt is safe.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21805/25/2020

Frank is a coward for continuing to allow actors to dictate storyline and who remains on cast.

But lets not forget it was JFP and Brian Frons who allowed that to start in the first place.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 21905/25/2020

It's not just on GH that this happens. Kristen Alfonso who plays Hope on Days is said to have demanded that her character not be called or directly referred to as Grandmother on Days even with her grandchild onscreen. Eric Braeden over on Y&R is said to have demanded that his character Victor almost always be given the last word in any conversation he has. It's also been rumored that Mo has had a certain level of control over the stories GH does for the Michael character and that he helps tanks ones that he doesn't like.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22005/25/2020

R209 I don't get that. As actors, you think that they'd want a juicy storyline!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22105/25/2020

Some soap actors have story approval written into their contracts. Tony Geary, in later years, chose story approval over pay raises. GH is more guilty of this than any other soap. I wouldn't consider not wanting to be called Grandma because of out of control SORASing the same as killing a storyline. Even though KA has a history of getting actors she didn't like fired.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22205/25/2020

R218 NLG famously doesn't like playing Cassadine related stuff.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22305/25/2020

R223 Then why did she accept a role as a Cassadine?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22405/25/2020

Was she always supposed to a Cassadine? Wasn't that a retcon?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22505/25/2020

She was brought to Port Charles by Stefan Cassadine, with whom she had a close bond. And, Luke then helps her discover that she is in fact Natasha Cassadine. So no, I don't think it was a retcon. It was pretty clear from the beginning she would be in Cassadine stories.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22605/25/2020

Being a Cassadine is the only thing interesting about Alexis these days. She hasn’t had good writing in years.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22705/25/2020

Thanks R226.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22805/25/2020

R226 She thought she was his cousin and they grew up together. Luke later found out that they were related. The plotline was obvious - I knew when she was introduced she would end up being Stefan's sister.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 22905/25/2020

R224 No idea. She gave an interview to one of the soap mags years ago where she said that "nobody's interested in the Cassadine's."

Wrong, Nancy!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 23005/25/2020

There is a good reason they are actors and not writers. They need to stay in their lane.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 23105/25/2020

Exactly how far did Frank manage to stretch the new episodes once the lockdown started? I know we got two extra weeks thanks to the Flashback Fridays and another week or so thanks to padding them with flashbacks.

But on the new episode that aired on Wednesday, May 20, Ava presented Franco with a $15,000 check for her portrait. That check was dated April 23.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 23205/25/2020

If these conceited assholes don't like their story lines then someone should tell them to hit the road. Does anyone believe Laura Wright is bringing in viewers? Bet there are plenty of actresses willing to step into a role like that. Hell, if Maurice Benard can't get along with the writers, inform him he will be part of a new story called... Who Killed Sonny! At this point what does GH have to lose?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 23305/25/2020

[quote] if Maurice Benard can't get along with the writers, inform him he will be part of a new story called... Who Killed Sonny! At this point what does GH have to lose?

Thousands and thousands of viewers. Maurice is hugely popular with middle aged women. Especially those in the New York area. They would picket the studio and make protest calls for weeks. Might boycot the show. With rating so low, GH can't afford to alienate any viewers.

That's been the problem for the past 20 years for all the shows. They're scared of alienating any viewers, afraid of ratings going down.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 23405/25/2020

It must be New York women, because I never see anyone near me that likes him anymore. I know a woman who used to like him, and she still says he is cute but boring.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 23505/25/2020

This thread is about to come to an end, so here's the next one up:

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 23605/25/2020

R232 The checked was dated April 23, 2019! A few months ago there was a close up of some paperwork with “Quartermaine“ was spelled wrong. LOL.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 237Last Tuesday at 6:36 AM

If you are missing new episodes, I just discovered soaps.com is publishing fan fiction to tide us over. They posted one today, that would never happen on the actual show, Monica finally confronts Carly over AJ and Nelle.

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 238Last Tuesday at 9:28 AM

Watching this week's Nurse's Ball has left me with a few questions

#1 Who did Sonny cheat on Olivia with?

#2 How the hell did we get so lucky to not have any Carly during this week?

#3 Where's Ava? Did KiKi come to PC before Ava? I don't remember that.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 239Last Wednesday at 4:49 PM

Anyone else hear that Tyler Christopher was arrested today?

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 240Last Thursday at 3:54 PM

R240

Details!

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 241Last Friday at 1:28 AM

Soaps.com posted another new fan fiction for those missing new content. Julian and Lucas have a confrontation over Nelle.

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by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 242Last Friday at 8:28 AM

Ingo showed his ass yet again regarding race in America.

I can not believe I ever wanted him back on GH.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 243Last Saturday at 2:37 AM

He’s awful.

by Dr. O, maintaining anti-social distancereply 244Last Saturday at 6:04 AM
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