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Monday, August 22, 2005

After hearing Emily's surprising story, Sonny promises to handle the situation himself. Nikolas and Courtney board a flight for home, each determined to mend fences with their respective spouses. Back in Port Charles, Elizabeth bristles at Jax's declaration that she cannot renege on their agreement just because Courtney will no longer be a part of his baby's life. Allie enjoys her mother's distress after Jason turns the tables on Allegra. Following their vows, Andrew eagerly anticipates consummating his marriage but a nervous Sam decides the time has come to reveal her true identity. Sonny reads Nikolas the riot act when he comes to the compound looking for his wife. Astonished by her strange tale, Andrew offers to help Sam rescue her lover. Meanwhile, Jason's headaches get worse. Certain Jax is acting impulsively and will soon regret cutting Courtney loose, Alexis refuses to help him file for divorce. Andrew and Allegra double-cross Sam. Though Nikolas swears he never cheated on her, Emily refuses to believe him. Across town, Courtney gets nowhere with an indignant Jax. Jason blacks out again, then comes to next to Andrew's lifeless body. Lucky suggests to Elizabeth that if they marry before the baby's birth they can prevent Jax from taking sole custody of the child.

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FROM TV GUIDE: Soaps

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sonny reminds an irked Reese why he can no longer trust her to be part of his legal team. Carly furiously confronts her estranged husband after finding him chatting up Skye. Alexis explains to Ric why she refused to help Jax dissolve his marriage. Meanwhile, Jax punches Nikolas again when he tries to explain that nothing happened between him and Courtney except a kiss. At the compound, a seething Emily faces off with the woman who she believes stole her spouse. Careening out of control, Carly accuses a perplexed Alexis of throwing herself at Sonny yet again. Nikolas warns Jax not to let his pigheaded ignorance ruin his best shot at happiness with a wonderful woman. Ric takes his brother to task for continuing to punish Reese. Lucky gently suggests to his brother that his marriage to Emily may be irrevocably broken. Courtney and Jax's quarrel deepens as each hurls insults at the other. Emily and Sonny commiserate about being betrayed by those they loved. Carly's increasingly strange behavior frightens Michael, who asks his distraught mother not to upset Morgan. Courtney tearfully blames a startled Nikolas for ruining her entire life.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Lucky is appalled to spot his brother in another clinch with Courtney on the pier. Meanwhile, Jax offers to pay for all of Cameron's educational expenses from kindergarten through graduate school if Elizabeth will agree to postpone her marriage until after his baby is born. Refusing to accept a blatant bribe, Elizabeth advises Jax to deal with his marital problems instead of simply cutting his wife loose. Emily attempts to explain to Michael why some marriages fall apart and others last forever. Troubled by her lover's uncharacteristic behavior, Sam fears that something is very wrong with Jason. Elizabeth threatens to take Jax to court and fight for custody if he and Courtney don't work out their problems. Jason admits to Sam how he's been suffering from nosebleeds and severe headaches but he balks at going to the hospital. Jesse and Maxie continue to grow closer. Emily returns her wedding ring to Nikolas. Later, Elizabeth and Lucky arrange for an irked Nikolas, Emily, Jax and Courtney to come together for a marital encounter session en masse. Sam hurries Jason to a local clinic after he blacks out again. Elizabeth suddenly experiences painful abdominal cramping as Jax, Lucky and Nikolas argue among themselves. Jason comes to and stares at Sam without a glimmer of recognition.

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FROM TV GUIDE: Soaps

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Upon regaining consciousness, Jason tells Sam he remembers nothing at all. Alexis informs Ric and Reese she's changed her mind about signing on as a member of their law firm so she can devote more time to her kids. A frantic Carly begs Sonny to convince Michael to let her visit. The clinic's doctor advises Sam to talk to Jason about their life together in hopes of jogging his memory. After Elizabeth passes out, Lucky, Jax and Emily rush her to the hospital while Courtney fears that her surrogate is suffering a miscarriage. Sam begins filling in the blanks for a confused Jason, who's stunned to learn how he earns his living. Ric is pleased when Alexis invites him to play a major role in their unborn child's life. Sonny urges Michael to forgive his mother and allow her back into his life. Nervously awaiting the ultrasound results, Elizabeth apologizes for ambushing Emily. Taken aback by his violent outbursts, Sam tearfully entreats Jason to let her help him get well. Later, Allegra and her goons corner Sam. Determined to change his ways and try to be more forgiving, Sonny reassesses his situation and plants a passionate kiss on Reese. Emily finally realizes that her husband never actually slept with Courtney after all.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Reese responds to Sonny's confession about his feelings as well as his kisses. The two end up on the floor of her place, making love. The two are unaware that Carly has secretly been watching them. Seeing them together pushes Carly over the edge. She interrupts them and points a loaded gun at the frightened couple. Suffering a nervous breakdown, Carly starts shooting. Jason is taken aback when Sam reveals his shady career back in Port Charles. He then lies to Sam when he tells her that he's going to Portugal. Instead, he makes plans to head to Port Charles to find out more about his past. Realizing that she was wrong to think that Lucky slept with Courtney, Emily sheepishly approaches her husband and the two talk about a reconciliation and what it would mean to them. Meanwhile, Lucky accuses Jax of having a secret agenda where Elizabeth is concerned. Courtney struggles to understand which man she truly wants to be with and eventually decides to return to her husband.

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FROM TV GUIDE: Soaps

Monday, August 29, 2005

Emily comes to Windemere to reconcile with her husband but finds something different and unsettling in Nikolas's kiss. Across town, Jax tells Courtney he now believes she would never break their wedding vows. Sam explains to a shaken Jason how he became an enforcer for Port Charles' most notorious mobster. Reese fears the worst after hearing gunshots from the Corinthos estate. Meanwhile, Sonny gently removes the pistol from Carly's trembling hand and assures the weeping woman that he's going to help her. Emily realizes she's too late to reclaim Nikolas' heart but he insists he wants only her. Though Sonny tries to cover in front of the cops, Carly admits to Lucky how she tried to kill her ex. Ric apologizes to Alexis after missing their first Lamaze class. Sam panics when Jason disappears. Ignoring Sonny's protestations, Jesse places Carly under arrest for attempted murder. Courtney's arrival on Spoon Island convinces Emily that Nikolas is lost to her forever. At the precinct house, Lucky notes with alarm how dazed and confused his cousin seems to be. Later, Reese privately accuses Carly of putting on an act in hopes of winning Sonny back. Jax overhears an unhappy Emily confiding in her mother and is appalled to think he's been conned by Courtney once again. Jason tricks Sam and Allegra into thinking he's fled to Portugal. Lucky consoles Emily after finding her in tears on the wharf.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sonny confides to Emily how Carly seems to have suffered a complete breakdown. Jax suggests to a delighted Courtney that they celebrate their reconciliation. Later, however, Jax privately reveals to Justus how he intends to string his cheating wife along just until his child is born. On the docks, Nikolas explains to his disapproving brother why his marriage has hit the skids. Lucas balks when Bobbie suggests they attend his college orientation together. Afterwards, Bobbie asks Dillon to keep an eye on her son now that they're scheduled to be roommates. Meanwhile, a mix-up puts Jesse and Maxie in the same dorm room. Alexis smells a rat when Kristina's father foregoes his regular visitation with the girl. Sonny steps in to prevent Carly from going after Reese, then assures his distraught ex he will protect her to his dying day. Emily and Letitia take Michael and Morgan to the compound's guest house for safekeeping while the boys' mother deals with her issues. Brook Lynn is intrigued to meet her handsome new resident adviser. Courtney reminds a disappointed Nikolas why she can't compromise her recommitment to her marriage by spending time with him. Ric discloses to Alexis why he's helping his brother keep Carly out of Shady Brook.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Jesse accuses Lucas of drugging Brook Lynn and taking nude pictures of her. Sonny sounds the alarm after Carly manages to slip away from the compound. Unaware of her husband's plans to dump her once the baby is born, Courtney regretfully informs Nikolas they have no future together. Maxie assures Jesse that her cousin couldn't have doped her drink or Brook's that night at the Pizza Shack. Carly begs Bobbie not to send her back to Sonny's. Jason returns to Port Charles but stays below Sonny's radar. Maxie dares Brook's anonymous tormentor to show himself. Jax orders an uneasy Justus to dig up dirt on Courtney proving that she's an unfit mother. Jason rescues Carly from Reese, then tries to explain to his confused friend why he doesn't remember her. Later, Reese cautions a perplexed Sonny that Jason didn't seem to recognize her. Courtney promises Lucky and Elizabeth she intends to be a totally hands-on mom despite her husband's hectic work schedule. Worried for his girlfriend's safety, Dillon urges Georgie to keep her distance from PCU. Alan finds a woozy Jason in the Quartermaines' living room and realizes his son has amnesia. Nikolas gets wind of Jax's scheme. Sonny suspects that Alcazar may have Carly.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

A worried Sam fills Emily in on Jason's condition. Meanwhile, at the mansion, Alan hopes that his son's latest memory loss will actually restore him to the bosom of his family. Nikolas fishes for information from Justus after overhearing the attorney talking about divorce proceedings. Still in the dark about her husband's true intentions, Courtney assures Elizabeth that she and Jax are happily back on track. Standing in the abandoned halls of RFK High, Reese encourages Carly to come home with her. Overruling Alan's protests, Monica explains to Jason how Sonny befriended him when he left the Quartermaines ten years ago. Ric hurries down to Florida to help Reese after Carly runs off yet again. Nikolas icily informs Jax he's on to him. Later, Courtney breaks up a fight between the two men but refuses to listen to Nikolas' words of warning. Alan and Monica fear that Jason may be on the verge of a fatal brain aneurism. Reese is outraged when Carly shakily reveals how Dan seduced her years ago. Nikolas tries once more to open Courtney's eyes about her lying spouse's scheme. Jason collapses again and is rushed to the hospital, where Alan orders him placed in restraints.

Friday, September 2, 2005

Ric regains consciousness in a local clinic and is dismayed to learn that he was the only apparent survivor pulled from the flood waters. Meanwhile, Reese performs CPR to save Carly's life. Emily asks Justus to represent her in a divorce proceeding against Nikolas. At GH, Sam pulls a gun on Alan and forces the doctor to release Jason from his restraints. Nikolas entreats an irate Courtney to understand that her husband has been cruelly deceiving her. Sonny has an unsettling encounter with Jason, then receives more bad news during an urgent call from his brother. In the wake of their recent close call, Reese decides the time has come to mend some fences with her former best friend. Courtney overhears Jax making provisions to cut her off without a cent once the baby is born. Emily tells Nikolas she doesn't love him anymore. Desperate to get her lover the help he needs, Sam persuades Jason to accompany her back to the hospital. Carly privately makes plans to take her revenge on Reese just as Sonny and Ric get a possible lead on the women's whereabouts. Back in Port Charles, Emily explains to Michael why she's decided to file for divorce. Both devastated by the day's events, Courtney and Nikolas seek solace in one another.

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FROM TV GUIDE: Soap News

GH STAR QUITS GAY ROLE

Shortly after TV Guide reported that General Hospital teenager Lucas Jones would be coming out, the ABC sudser issued an even more surprising announcement about his portrayer: "Ryan Carnes has decided to move on... and the cast and crew wish him well in all of his future professional endeavors." What's more, the recurring role of Lucas has been recast with Ben Hogestyn, the 21-year-old son of Days of our Lives star Drake Hogestyn.

While GH's rep had no comment on why Carnes quit, a source close to the situation tells TVGuide.com that the 22-year-old actor feared being typecast playing yet another gay character. Carnes already appears on Desperate Housewives as Justin, the gardener who was caught canoodling with Bree Van De Kamp's son, Andrew. He also costarred with openly gay American Idol finalist Jim Verraros in the indie film Eating Out; Carnes' bold role called for both full-frontal nudity and an explicit sex scene with a man.

"Ryan is probably the last one who'd have a problem playing a gay character," Carnes' rep counters to TVGuide.com. "He's done it twice, so he's very happy and very comfortable with it."

The actor's rep adds that his departure was not a reaction to GH's recent decision to write Lucas as gay: "We have known for a good year now that he would be done with General Hospital at the end of this summer because of his fall commitments. We didn't want to get him involved in the gay story line and then up and pull him [from the role] halfway through. [Lucas' sexual orientation is] going to be a central issue that affects everybody on the show. For the integrity of the show and the character, Ryan wanted to bow out before the story line got really good."

Just what are the busy Carnes' "fall commitments," other than the occasional appearance on Housewives? "He has declined [to let] me say anything," the rep says. "He is very superstitious."

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Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Jax orders Lucky to stay away from his wife but the police officer fires back with accusations of his own. Meanwhile, Courtney and Nikolas eagerly fall into bed together and make love. Unaware that her son is eavesdropping, Monica warns a tearful Sam that Jason could die if his brain anomaly isn't treated in time. In Florida, Reese is forced to fend off a homicidal Carly. At the hospital , Emily urges her brother to get well because she needs him in her life. As he and Ric continue their search, Sonny refuses to believe that his ex-wife and his latest flame have both perished in the flood. Elizabeth reminds Jax she will fight him tooth and nail in court if it turns out he's only reconciled with Courtney to retain custody of his unborn child. A fretful Monica explains to Emily how Jason will require dangerous brain surgery if the new medication doesn't work. Sonny and Ric finally locate the shack and find Carly holding a bloody knife as she stands over an unconscious Reese. Jason admits to Sam he's not sure he wants to regain his memory and go back to being the person he used to be. Courtney is grateful for Nikolas' moral support as she prepares to end things with Jax once and for all. Still in the dark about recent events, Elizabeth encourages Emily to reconcile with her husband. Sonny thanks Reese for saving Carly's life but he balks at committing the mother of his children to a psych ward. Sam asks Jason to trust her and take his new meds. Emily declares her undying love to a startled Nikolas just as Courtney drops a bombshell on Jax.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Courtney icily informs Jax she's just given him the perfect excuse for a quickie divorce by committing adultery. Fervently declaring her love, Sam convinces a wary Jason to start his new medication. Elizabeth happily reports to Lucky that Emily and Nikolas are about to be reunited. Meanwhile, on the docks, Nikolas admits to his tearful wife why it's too late for a reconciliation. Ric and Reese bring an agitated Carly back to Port Charles, where John demands that he be allowed to take charge of his daughter's care. Though Monica begs Jason not to leave the hospital, Sam helps her lover return to the penthouse. Alexis frets when her husband fails to check in following his spur of the moment trip to Florida. Jax and Courtney hurl bitter insults at each other as their crumbling marriage dissolves completely. Across town, Emily and Nikolas sadly share regrets about the end of their long romance. Jason panics and fights back when two cops attempt to take him in for questioning. Alexis finds Ric playing nursemaid for Carly at the Corinthos compound. Jax offers Elizabeth five million dollars along with visitation rights in return for primary custody of their child. Ric explains to a worried Alexis why he needs to help his brother for a while now that Jason seems to be out of commission.

Thursday, September 8, 2005

As they arrive at the hospital, Dillon hesitantly suggests to an astonished Georgie that her fainting spell could be a sign of pregnancy. Maxie arranges to meet her anonymous caller at the Pizza Shack but keeps the rendezvous a secret from Jesse. A sneering Durant informs Sonny that he's going to hold Jason incommunicado inside the station house until he gets access to his daughter. Meanwhile, at the Corinthos compound, Ric and Reese have their hands full with a confused and angry Carly. Though relieved she isn't carrying a child, Georgie shudders to learn that traces of a date rape drug were found in her blood. Already bored with college, Diego urges his father to take him into the family business right away. Lucky protects his troubled cousin when the police come to Sonny's estate in search of Carly. Maxie convinces an uneasy Dillon to lurk in the bushes and photograph her next encounter with the pervert. Sam entreats Durant to let her supply Jason with the medicine he so desperately needs. Brook meets a cute new guy at Kelly's and soon finds herself confiding in him. Ric punches Alcazar after he insults Reese. Later, Sam, Reese and Ric all attempt to persuade a stubborn Sonny to send Carly to Shadybrook for treatment. Jesse forces Dillon to reveal Maxie's plan. Gunmen open fire on Sonny's house.

Friday, September 9, 2005

At the precinct house, Durant taunts Jason but pays the price when his angry prisoner puts him in a headlock. Courtney and Nikolas decide to go public with their romance and immediately encounter hostility from family and friends. Jesse accuses Diego of stalking Maxie after catching him with a camera at the Pizza Shack. Waving off the cops who came to his rescue, John explains to Jason how Sonny brainwashed him into doing the mobster's dirty work. Meanwhile, Sonny and the others dive for cover as the house is riddled with bullets. When the gunfire stops, Reese is alarmed to find Ric lying wounded alongside the injured Max. At the hospital, Sonny orders Justus to do whatever he must to spring Jason from jail. Lorenzo threatens to file police harassment charges against Jesse but Diego assures his father it won't be necessary. In the wake of the shooting, Sam succeeds in calming Carly by appealing to her as Jason's best friend in times of need. Brook is pleased when Seth admits that he likes her. Before being wheeled into surgery, Ric begs his brother to promise he'll take care of Alexis' unborn child if he doesn't survive. Later, a frightened Alexis lashes out at Sonny for hurting yet another person she loves. Emily tries to take the high road with her estranged husband and his new lover. Alexis realizes that Reese seems to have more than a passing interest in Ric. Worried about his friend, Michael asks Lucky to help Emily through her pain. Afterwards, a seething Lucky confronts his brother, who punches him out when he calls Courtney a slut. Jason refuses to obey Sonny's orders.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Carly dreams of Sonny kissing her but wakes to find Reese there. Admitting he read his own police files about the shocking things he's done for him, Jason explains to Sonny that he doesn't take orders from him anymore. After he leaves, Sonny warns Sam that Jason could be in trouble and wants her to take him to the island for his own safety. When she finds him and warns him about the danger, he guesses that anyone around him will be in danger too. Alexis is relieved when the doctor lets her know that Ric survived the surgery and should be fine. In front of Alexis, Sonny tells Ric that he doesn't work for him any longer. Alexis guesses correctly that Ric won't quit but Ric explains why he can't walk away from his brother. Sensing he wants to stay close to Reese, Alexis vows to leave him if he doesn't. Ruiz and his thug try to overcome Jason but Jason grabs the gun and announces that he doesn't want to kill them. As he runs off, Ruiz realizes that Jason was serious and is no longer Sonny's enforcer which means he can be used to get to Sonny. After Courtney breaks up a fight between Lucky and Nikolas, Nikolas talks with her about all that has happened in such a short time. The two come to the same conclusion that they love each other. Elizabeth confides to Lucky that he was right in thinking she made a mistake about carrying this baby. As they talk, Lucky decides that they will fight Jax for custody of the baby. Monica is upset when Alan tells Jason about surgery.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Jason is caught in the middle as his parents argue about his treatment. Deep in her delusion, Carly continues dreaming of remarrying Sonny. A suspicious Alexis asks her husband if he and Reese have become more than just friends and law partners. Meanwhile, Sonny turns to Reese for help obtaining inside info about the Ruiz family from the FBI's database. Jason accosts Sam after learning how she withheld information about the surgery which could restore his memory. Ric bitterly denies committing adultery, then accuses his wife of looking for problems which don't exist. Jax implores Emily to make Elizabeth understand his point of view about their unborn child. Sam tries to reassure Jason that she'll be completely honest with him from now on. Ruiz and his gun-toting goon pay a call on Ric and instruct him to deliver a message to his brother. Emily advises Jax to strike a compromise with Elizabeth rather than constantly scheming and plotting. Feeling helpless to assist his sibling, Ric begs Jason to protect Sonny's children. Alexis orders Reese to stay away from her husband. Carly hires a wedding planner. Sonny begins to wonder about the true nature of Ric's relationship with Reese. Jason has a sudden flash of memory about holding Sam's stillborn child. Lucky bristles when Jax offers Elizabeth a joint custody agreement.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Ric slips into Max's hospital room and takes the bodyguard's gun as he sleeps. Lucky serves Diego with a search warrant at the student union and finds a nude photo of Brook Lynn in the young man's backpack. Though Nikolas offers to cover her legal expenses, Elizabeth reminds him that she won't take his money just to assuage his guilt. Jax serves Courtney with divorce papers but she balks at signing away her rights to the baby their surrogate is carrying. Jason explains to Sam why he won't go to the island now that he's begun to have flashes of memory about his former life. At the precinct house, Brook angrily insists that Diego is innocent while Lorenzo accuses Jesse of planting evidence to frame his son. Ric conceals the gun from Alexis, who again urges him to distance himself from his dangerous brother. An emotional Sam accompanies Jason on a difficult journey back to the pediatric intensive care unit where her baby girl died. Enraged to find Nikolas advising Elizabeth, Jax steps up his campaign to win custody of his unborn child. Ric and Reese agree to keep mum about their one night stand. Later, Reese is dismayed to realize that Ric intends to go after Ruiz himself. Sam takes Jason back to the church where he regularly worshiped but the memories which overtake him are violent and unsettling. Dillon learns that his fingerprint was found on the photo of Brook.

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FROM TV GUIDE: Soap News

GL STAR IS GH'S NEW CARLY

While General Hospital has yet to confirm it officially, the ABC soap has reportedly fired Jennifer Bransford from the pivotal role of Mafia minx Carly Corinthos Alcazar. Although Bransford is widely considered a talented actress

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EXCLUSIVE: FIRED GH STAR SPEAKS OUT!

General Hospital fans still are reeling from the news that Jennifer Bransford has been fired and replaced with Guiding Light star Laura Wright. So is Bransford, who had played Mafia minx Carly Corinthos Alcazar for less than five months before the ax fell quite suddenly. "It was definitely unexpected and surreal that they were recasting," she admits to TVGuide.com. "I only found out about a week and a half before my last day, which was [sept. 9]. You'd have to ask the show why they made this choice."

"Jennifer's casting in the role of Carly did not work out," a GH rep acknowledged without offering any specifics. "She is a consummate actress and she's good at what she does. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors."

Two wildly popular actresses, Sarah Joy Brown and Tamara Braun, portrayed the tempestuous Carly before Bransford landed the gig. Back in April, she had the unenviable task of stepping into this pivotal role the day after Braun last aired. Much grumbling was heard from loyal GH viewers, but many eventually warmed to her.

"When people found out they were recasting Carly," Bransford shares, "they said, 'Wait a second! We didn't want her to go, we were just missing Tamara!' The thing about a recast on a soap is that it really takes time for fans to begin to accept a new person as the character they love. Because the actor is the character for most people. That's why [my dismissal] was so unexpected for me. I knew Tamara went through the same thing [after Brown's exit], and it was understood that it would take time."

All that said, Bransford chooses not to be angry or embittered. "I was really enjoying being in Carly's skin," she says, "and the overwhelming feeling I have is that I am so lucky to have had this experience. As an actress, this has been an amazing challenge for me. I've worked with amazing people like Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Steve Burton (Jason). Their artistic integrity and passion for the show is moving and inspiring. I also had people like [executive producer] Jill Farren Phelps behind me. Leaving was emotional for me because these people have touched my heart in a way that I will never forget."

Sounds like soap fans won't soon forget Bransford, either. "Two days before my last day, a bunch of fans brought this beautiful display of support and affection to the studio. They brought 50 balloons with handwritten messages like, 'I love you Jenny.' There were also dozens of roses and posters and a banner and a gigantic cake that was delicious! There were letters from all around the country supporting me and the work that I did. It made me feel really good getting that from the fans after four and a half months."

The actress's highest compliments, though, have come from her legendary leading man, Maurice Benard. "Maurice was the last person I saw in the parking lot," Bransford recalls wistfully. "He said, 'We're gonna see each other again.' We shared an extremely moving experience with Carly's emotional breakdown story.

"Someone asked me if I would sign up for this show over again if I knew [how it would end] and I would," she adds. "I've gotten so much out of this in my work and in my life. Now I'll spend more time with my husband and my cute little daughter, Alexandra, who's almost two, and I'll look for the next thing!"

And what

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Though a sputtering Dillon insists he has no idea how his fingerprint wound up on the nude photo of Brook Lynn, Mac feels certain he finally has the right suspect in custody. As Michael admits to Sonny how much he misses his mom, Carly comes rushing in to embrace the boy. Jason is appalled to remember taking part in a gun battle inside a church and shooting everyone there---including a woman. A worried Reese reminds Ric that he isn't equipped to take on someone as dangerous as Ruiz. After reassuring his law partner he has no plans to replace Jason as his brother's enforcer, Ric secretly arms himself and sneaks away from the hospital. While Carly plays with Michael, Sonny confides to Emily his fear that his ailing ex is actually getting worse. Lorenzo warns Ruiz not to consider striking any deals with Sonny. Later, Ric summons Ruiz to a meeting in the park. Carly nearly lets her wedding plans slip to Sonny. Michael happily welcomes Jason home after bumping into his uncle with Sam outside of Kelly's. Jesse asks Maxie if she believes Dillon is capable of drugging and photographing his own niece. After Michael leaves, Jason tells Sam he doesn't recall the boy at all. Lucas and Diego both snarl at Dillon when he returns to the dorm. As Ruiz describes his vision of Sonny's total surrender, Ric pulls his gun but is immediately flanked by Manny's henchmen. Georgie tearfully tells Dillon she's being sent off to boarding school the next day. Jason confides to Sam that she's the only part of his life he wants back. After happening upon Ric's showdown with Ruiz, Jason springs into action and another gunfight ensues.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Following the shooting in the park, Jason quickly wipes Ric's fingerprints from the gun and vanishes with Sam in tow. Meanwhile, Reese urges a dazed Ric to either make a full confession to the police or flee the scene at once. Jax assures Elizabeth he never wanted to cut her out of their child's life. Courtney and Nikolas spend the night together on Spoon Island. After making love, they discuss going public with their relationship and decide to start by heading to Kelly's for dinner. Sonny explains to Emily why he could never abandon Carly in her hour of need. Later, Ric and Reese arrive at the compound and tell Sonny that Jason killed Ruiz and two of Manny's henchmen. Elizabeth reminds Jax that Lucky will be his baby's stepfather and therefore a permanent part of the child's life. As Mac begins investigating the multiple homicide, John voices his certainty that Sonny was behind the crime. Ric admits to his astonished brother how he set up the meeting with Ruiz. A surly Michael spits insults at Courtney and Nikolas after bumping into them at the diner. Sonny and Jason are both brought in for questioning. Shaken by what she witnessed in the park, Sam confides to Emily that she now understands why Jason is so afraid of himself. An ailing Ric collapses after learning from Durant that Ruiz is still clinging to life and may be able to identity his assailant. Nikolas reaffirms his feelings for Courtney. Jason coldly informs Sonny that he wants no part of his business or his life.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Emily reminds an unhappy Sam that they can't force Jason to stay in Port Charles if he really wants to go. Meanwhile, Jason informs Sonny he's through with his bloody business once and for all. Ric is readmitted to the hospital to have his wounds stitched up again. Still secretly preparing for her wedding, Carly convinces Emily to let her borrow a pair of sapphire earrings. Jax warns Lucky he'll take sole custody of Elizabeth's baby if anyone tries to cut him out of his own child's life. Sonny explains to Jason how they became as close as brothers ten years ago. Though Ric confides how shaken he is by his own actions, Reese assures her friend it was necessary to shoot Ruiz. Craving some privacy, Nikolas brings Courtney to a secluded tropical island so they can enjoy a bit of quality time together. Sonny tells an agitated Sam why Jason must leave town for his own safety. After eavesdropping on Ric's conversation with his law partner, John presents a sleazy business proposition to an appalled Reese. Jax reports to Courtney how their respective spouses are shacking up in paradise. As they part ways, Sam tearfully thanks Jason for showing her how to love again. Anxious to keep Ric out of prison, Reese comes to Durant's room for their scheduled rendezvous but merely handcuffs him to the bed and walks out. Sonny returns home to find Carly in a wedding gown and the whole house decorated for the "ceremony."

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Detective Rodriguez comes by to question a sorrowful Sam, who informs him that Jason has left town. Meanwhile, at the cemetery, Jason pays his respects to Sam's stillborn daughter. Lucky tells Elizabeth he and Jax have finally come to an understanding. Carly happily reports to an astonished Sonny that their priest is on his way to marry them that very night. Recalling how she sneaked behind Zander's back to be with Nikolas, Emily suggests to Jax that she's now being repaid for her own marital infidelity. As Father Coates arrives, Sonny reminds Carly she can't legally wed because she hasn't yet divorced Alcazar. Sam finds Jason kneeling at her baby girl's grave. Jax announces to Elizabeth that he's being blackmailed by her live-in lover. Emily hurries to the hospital and appeals to Dr. Winters to administer emergency assistance at the Corinthos compound. Sonny gently attempts to explain to a weeping Carly why a fourth marriage wouldn't work for them. Later, Sonny has to restrain Carly to prevent her from cutting her wrists. Jason decides to stay with Sam after all. After Lucky plays the tape for her, Elizabeth rips it up and asks her boyfriend to believe that shared custody can work. As Dr. Winters coaxes Carly outside for a chat, Sonny rails at Emily for interfering. Jason returns home with a grateful Sam.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Dillon reminds an unhappy Georgie that they can still keep in close contact even after she's sent away to boarding school. Meanwhile, Mac shows Maxie the disturbing video Dillon shot and insists that Georgie isn't safe around a boy like that. An impressed Justus thanks Lainey for helping Carly out the night before. Reese snaps Polaroids of a half-naked Durant trussed up in handcuffs, then threatens to give the pictures to the media unless he backs off of Ric. At the hospital, Lorenzo finds Ric's version of the Ruiz shooting difficult to swallow. Jason and Sam enjoy getting to know each other once again. Lucky and Jesse ask Lainey to assist with their investigation into the stalker. Brooke hesitantly admits to her anguished uncle that she isn't totally convinced of his innocence. Jason contemplates a new career. A worried Reese pleads with Ric to stop antagonizing dangerous people like Ruiz and Alcazar. Georgie staunchly defends Dillon to Mac even after seeing the tape. Ric thanks Reese for foiling Durant. Determined to cut all ties to Sonny, Jason accepts a job on the docks. Lainey develops a profile of the stalker which closely corresponds to a description of Dillon. Reese appeals to Sam to convince her boyfriend to return as Sonny's enforcer before Ruiz' vengeful brother arrives in Port Charles. Lorenzo is revealed to be Jason's new employer.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Elizabeth and Jax finally sign a shared custody agreement. Dillon is outraged to realize that Maxie suspects him of being the pervert who drugged and photographed Brook. Reese appeals directly to Jason to save Sonny's life and knock off Javier Ruiz. Lucky surprises a delighted Elizabeth by arranging an impromptu wedding in the park with a small group of family and friends. Sonny tries to reassure a shaken Carly that she hasn't lost her mind. Jason informs Reese he wants nothing more to do with killing but she begs him to reconsider. Fearing for Jesse's safety, Maxie calls Lucky for help, forcing him to regretfully leave Elizabeth at the makeshift altar. Sam turns to Sonny for assistance after Jason decides to perform one last lethal task. When Lucky arrives at his dorm room, Dillon admits to whacking Jesse over the head but insists he mistook the cop for an intruder in the dark. While stalking his prey, Jason overhears Javier having a tender phone conversation with his young children. Durant coaxes Carly out of the Corinthos compound and into his car. Elizabeth jokes with Jax about her third failed attempt to wed Lucky. Jason returns home and tells Sam why he couldn't murder Javier. Durant tries to poison Carly's mind against her ex, but she only grows more confused and dashes out in front of Jax's oncoming car as a horrified Sonny looks on.

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Friday, September 23, 2005

As Sonny quickly pulls Carly out of sight, Jax phones for help for the injured Elizabeth. After Jesse catches him burning the photos he found in his dorm room, an exasperated Dillon decides the time has come to clear the air once and for all. Nikolas and Courtney continue to enjoy their tropical getaway. Sonny asks Reese to help him cover up Carly's role in the accident. At the hospital, Lucky is relieved to learn that both Elizabeth and her baby will be fine. Lorenzo plants a lingering kiss on Skye. Maxie reminds her fuming sister that Dillon wouldn't have destroyed evidence if he truly was innocent. Lucky apologizes to Jax for lighting into him as a grateful Elizabeth looks on. Meanwhile, Emily quietly reports to Sonny that no one seems to know it was Carly who ran out in front of Jax's vehicle. As they return home, Lucky confides to Elizabeth how he wishes he was the father of her unborn child. When Sonny is threatened by a vengeful Durant, Reese uses her handy blackmail photos to once again keep the former prosecutor at bay. Courtney suffers a bout of nausea while dining with Nikolas but assumes she's simply reacting to a day out on the surf. Jesse is rattled to spot Javier Ruiz chatting up Maxie at the diner. Sonny promises Reese and Emily he'll have Carly committed if she causes one more accident. Elizabeth suddenly collapses in pain.

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Alarmed to overhear Sonny telling Reese and Emily he'll have her committed if she causes any more harm, Carly bitterly accuses her ex of conspiring against her. As Javier turns on the charm with Maxie, Durant warns a worried Jesse not to interfere. Nikolas suggests to a woozy Courtney that her illness isn't just the result of too much time playing in the surf. Doubled over in pain, Elizabeth gasps to Lucky that something's wrong with the baby. Reese explains to Emily how much more dangerous Javier is than the rest of the Ruiz clan, especially with Jason no longer in the game. Nikolas tells Courtney why he doesn't want any children of his own. Sonny tries to calm Carly as she begs him not to send her away to Shadybrook. At the hospital, Dr. Meadows medicates Elizabeth to stop the cramping before running a battery of tests. Jesse hauls Javier down to the station house for questioning, then fills Maxie in on her new friend's true identity. Courtney pooh poohs Nikolas' theory that family history alone determines one's capacity to be a good parent. Jax comes to the hospital to check on Elizabeth, who takes a sudden turn for the worse. Max returns to duty at the Corinthos compound. Durant orders Javier released and warns Jesse not to disobey him again. Jax and Lucky are devastated when Elizabeth suffers a miscarriage. Meanwhile, Emily entreats a guilt-ridden Sonny to make the right decision for his ailing ex.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

After receiving a call from Emily, Nikolas tells Courtney about Elizabeth's miscarriage. Carly screams to see a grinning Faith peering in at her through the windows of the Corinthos estate. At the hospital, Elizabeth weeps to learn that she's lost the baby. Meanwhile, Emily again pressures Sonny to put Carly away before it's too late. Waving off Elizabeth's tearful apology, Jax assures her she's not to blame. When Sonny continues to resist having his ex-wife committed, Emily warns she'll take that step for him if Carly hurts another soul. Courtney cautions Nikolas to protect his heart when he rejoins his friends and family back in Port Charles. Confiding that he hasn't heard from his pregnant wife since they argued, Ric reminds Reese why Alexis wasn't wrong in suspecting them of having an affair. Summoned by a worried Max, Sonny hurries home to find Carly babbling about Faith coming back from the dead to steal their children again. Dr. Meadows tells Elizabeth there's no way to pin down the actual cause of her miscarriage. Later, Ric drops by to offer his grateful ex-wife his condolences. Max reports to his employer after finding footprints on the terrace outside Sonny's window. Jax vows to take revenge on the person who jumped in front of his car. Javier and his henchmen rig a boobytrap in Ric's hotel room. Nikolas spots Courtney consoling a grieving Jax.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Mac brings a search warrant to Dillon's dorm room, sending a flustered Georgie scrambling into her clothes. Thanks to timely intervention from Reese, Ric narrowly escapes death when an explosion rocks his apartment. Later, as Sonny plots revenge for the attempt on his brother's life, Max volunteers to handle Javier personally as payback for the bullet he took from Ruiz's goons. A beaming Sam enjoys reconnecting with Jason on a more intimate basis. Skye eavesdrops on a cryptic conversation between Javier and Lorenzo. Carly is relieved to see Michael alive and well following her second sighting of Faith. Meanwhile, Sonny quietly explains to a dismayed Emily why he's decided against committing Carly. Georgie rails at her father for harassing Dillon while the young man insists he has nothing to hide. Carly warns a frightened Michael that Faith is after them again. Warning Jason he's almost certainly the next name on Ruiz's hit list, Ric advises him to take Sam and leave town at once. Sonny calms his agitated son by reassuring the boy that Faith is gone for good. Skye realizes that Lorenzo is still carrying a torch for Carly. A grieving Elizabeth offers to repay Jax for the cash advance he gave her on their surrogacy contract. Assuring her she doesn't owe him a thing, Jax consoles Elizabeth with a hug just as Lucky returns with Cameron. A protesting Dillon is placed under arrest after Mac finds evidence planted by the stalker. Carly accuses Reese of conspiring with Faith to steal her children. Jesse convinces Mac to release Dillon so they can either catch him in the act or find the person who's been framing him. Lorenzo coaxes Skye into accepting a dinner date. Frightened by another apparition, Carly tumbles down an entire flight of stairs. Jason inadvertently saves Javier's life by shooting Sonny's men.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Jax gently explains to Elizabeth why it might be too painful for them to continue socializing in light of what's happened. After coming to, Carly screams at Sonny and Ric to protect her boys from "Faith." On the docks, Jason reminds Javier how pointless his vendetta is. While Emily helps Carly limp back to bed, Lanie warns Sonny that his ex-wife has clearly become a danger to herself and others. Jason tells Sam how he inadvertently saved the life of the man who has vowed to kill him. As her paranoia deepens, Carly accuses Emily of being Faith's accomplice. Jax is relieved to learn that Elizabeth can still conceive other children following her miscarriage. A seething Sonny threatens to take Jason out along with Ruiz if his former right hand man gets in the way again. Rattled by her encounter with Carly, Emily calls Nikolas and asks him to meet her on the pier. Courtney suffers another bout of dizziness and nausea. Confiding how totally bereft she feels, Carly tells Lanie she wants to die. Reese admits to Ric how envious she is of the unbreakable bond which exists between Sonny and Carly no matter what obstacles get thrown in their path. Emily tearfully asks Nikolas if they can walk away from one another with as much love as they had when they were together. After Sonny departs, Jason tells Sam that for the first time he had a flash of some old connection to the man. Back at the compound, Sonny kicks himself for actually threatening Jason's life. Lucky apologizes to Emily for letting his foolish pride delay his acceptance of her situation. Mindful of Lanie's dire warning, Sonny and Reese tour a residential facility run by one of the shrink's colleagues.

Friday, September 30, 2005

As her delusions deepen, Carly threatens Emily with a baseball bat when she hallucinates that "Faith" is preparing to take Michael and Morgan away. Nikolas tells Courtney about his latest conversation with his estranged wife. Jason explains to Sam why he's so reluctant to return to the life he once led, then is grateful when his lover assures him she'll accept whatever decision he makes. Ric wrestles the bat away from Carly and urges her to focus on what's real. After Lainey sedates her patient, Justus implores Ric to pressure his brother into committing Carly immediately. Jax offers to pick up all of Elizabeth's medical bills following the miscarriage. Jason has a flash of memory during a chance encounter with Courtney on the wharf. Later, Jason is surprised to learn how he and his former wife once lost a child. Alexis returns to Port Charles and tries again to convince her husband to walk away from Sonny's world before it consumes him. Emily and Nikolas have another heart to heart about the end of their romance. Carly stabs Reese with a syringe and flees from the compound. Courtney purchases a home pregnancy test. Jax and Elizabeth plant a tree together to memorialize their unborn baby.

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Monday, October 3, 2005

Believing Emily to be "Faith," Carly attacks her with a scythe. Jax tells an irked Lucky he's considering asking Elizabeth to carry another child for him. Meanwhile, Courtney is surprised and excited to read a positive result on the home pregnancy test stick. Bending over the wounded Emily, Carly realizes her terrible mistake but rushes off when Nikolas appears on the scene. Ric urges Jason to accept protection from Sonny's guards now that he's been targeted by Ruiz. Alarmed to find blood on his ex's hands, Sonny presses Carly to reveal what she's done. Insisting he wants nothing more to do with the trappings of his old life, Jason orders Ric to take his goons and leave. Courtney hurries to the hospital for a consultation with Dr. Meadows, who confirms that she is indeed pregnant. Sonny brings Carly back to the compound where she claims that Emily injured herself by falling on the scythe. As the paramedics rush Emily to the ER, a fuming Nikolas presses Lucky to arrest his wife's attacker. Afraid that things have finally gone too far, Sonny realizes he has no choice but to send Carly away for treatment. Courtney happily blurts out her astonishing news to Jason during a chance encounter at the hospital. Javier corners Sam outside the penthouse. Desperate to avoid being committed, Carly reminds Sonny how she loyally stood by him when he broke down. Emily tells Nikolas her injury was an accident and asks him not to have Carly arrested. Javier advises Sam to convince Jason to come work for him if he wants to stay alive. Sonny apologizes to Emily for letting events get out of hand, then sadly agrees to send Carly to Rosemont. Elizabeth gently reminds Jax that her next child will be conceived with the man she loves.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Elizabeth makes it clear to a disappointed Jax that she can't be a surrogate for him again. Nikolas sits a vigil beside Emily's hospital bed. At the Corinthos compound, John orders Lucky to arrest Carly for attempted murder. Javier warns Jason that he and Sam will die unless he agrees to work for the Ruiz crime family. Ric rips up the separation agreement he received and asks Alexis if she's trying to pressure him into abandoning his brother. After Lucky refuses to take his cousin into custody, John moves to call Mac but Reese intervenes. Meanwhile, Sonny entreats an agitated Carly to trust that he'll do right by her. A seething Jason reminds Javier he's not in the business anymore, then threatens to kill the mobster if he dares to come near Sam again. Elizabeth encourages Jax to reconcile with his estranged wife. Sam and Jason discuss moving to Hawaii to be near Danny. Reese angrily advises Durant to be a real father to Carly for the first time in his miserable life. Jason heads to the hospital after hearing about his sister's accident. Sonny persuades Carly to willingly become a patient at Roselawn. Upset to learn that Jason has decided to relocate to Maui, Emily cautions her brother that running away is never the best solution to a problem.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Reminding her brother how he could regain his memory at any time, Emily entreats an uneasy Jason not to leave Port Charles. Jax offers Courtney his apology and asks if they can put the anger and ugliness behind them. After arriving at Roselawn, Sonny has a change of heart and decides to take Carly home. Lanie gently prods him, however, to focus on his ex-wife's recovery and let her get the help she so desperately needs. Jason explains to Monica why he's making a clean break from his old life. Javier informs Lorenzo he's about to make his move on Sonny that very night. Mike snarls at Jax after finding his least favorite former son-in-law chatting with Courtney in her apartment. Fighting back his own tears, Sonny bids an emotional farewell to Carly. Courtney confides to her astonished father that she's pregnant but isn't sure if the child belongs to Nikolas or Jax. Lanie grows angry when Justus reveals how he dug into her background and learned about her stay in a mental hospital. Skye and Lorenzo share a kiss. Sonny tells Michael why he won't be seeing Jason for a while. Meanwhile, Javier and his henchmen prepare for a major assault on the Corinthos empire. Lanie admits to Justus that she decided to become a shrink following her own painful experience as a confused youngster. Sam and Jason board a flight for Hawaii.

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'General Hospital's' Kari Wuhrer

Former "General Hospital" actress Kari Wuhrer sued ABC-TV on Thursday, January 12, contending her character was written out of the soap opera and she was fired for becoming pregnant. Wuhrer, 38, filed the discrimination and wrongful termination suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Wuhrer played Reese Marshall on the show. According to her suit, she notified the writers and producers that she was pregnant in August so they would have time to write her condition into the script. Instead, Wuhrer said she was fired two weeks later.

Wuhrer is alleging she suffered at least $3 million in damages to her earnings, career and through the cost of emotional distress. The lawsuit claims that ABC created the "pretext" that Wuhrer was fired because she was not "sexy" and "there was no chemistry with her character's love interest, Sonny Corinthos."

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'General Hospital's' Maurice Benard and Kari Wuhrer

as Sonny Corinthos and Reese Marshall

"The vile underbelly of the Hollywood Machine encourages female actors to be as beautiful and slim as possible," the suit said. In a statement, ABC said, "We have not been served and we do not comment on pending litigation." Details of the suit were first reported by TMZ.com.

Wuhrer's suit adds that an actress who "dares" to become pregnant has one choice: "Terminate her pregnancy or be terminated." The lawsuit, filed by the powerhouse law firm, Lavely & Singer, claims other "General Hospital" actresses have also been fired because they became pregnant.

The suit, which alleges sex discrimination, pregnancy-based discrimination, wrongful termination, failure to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

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'General Hospital' Producer Gloria Monty 1921-2006

by Valerie J. Nelson

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(L-R) Sisters Norma and Gloria Monty

RANCHO MIRAGE, California - Gloria Monty, a producer whose reinvention of the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital" in the late 1970s turned it into a pop phenomenon that helped modernize television soap operas, has died. She was 84.

Monty died of cancer on Thursday, March 30 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California according to an announcement made by ABC. Monty was the model for the motherly soap opera producer in the award-winning 1982 film, "Tootsie," starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange.

When she took the reigns of "General Hospital" in 1978, the show hovered on the brink of cancellation, and Monty was given 13 weeks to save it. With more women joining the work force, the traditional audience for soap operas was eroding, and Monty needed to hook the teenage and college crowd.

She broke new ground in storytelling by introducing action-adventure and science fiction to the tried-and-true daytime staples of romance and infidelity. She cast younger actors, quickened the pacing, upped the glamour and brought in a Broadway designer to modernize the set.

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Gloria Monty with Anthony Geary and Genie Francis

One of her boldest moves was a shocking and oddly disconcerting story line: After the troubled Luke raped Laura, the sweetheart of the show, the pair began a romance. Outraged rape victims and counselors accused Monty of glorifying violence against women.

Monty recast the controversial plot turn in a 1987 Us Weekly interview. "Some people call it a rape. We call it a seduction," she said. When Luke and Laura, portrayed by Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, respectively, got married, it was considered the television event of 1981.

Elizabeth Taylor, a fan, was cast as a wedding guest. Newsweek put the bride and groom on the cover along with the headline, "TV's Hottest Show." An estimated 30 million viewers tuned in, a record for a daytime drama. Geary had almost finished his 13-week stint in 1978 as a character's ne'er-do-well brother when Monty came to him and said, "I have an idea for this character."

"I told her, 'I don't really like soaps.' She said to me, 'Honey, neither do I. We're going to change all that,'" Geary told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2003. "Gloria gave us the kind of freedom that no longer exists in the genre," Geary recalled. "It was a time when decisions were not made by committee."

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Gloria Monty directing a scene for 'General Hospital'

With Monty at the helm, the show won two Emmy Awards as outstanding daytime drama series. By the 1979-80 season, "General Hospital" had moved to the top of the ratings and stayed at No. 1 for five years. Nearly three-quarters of its audience was said to be made up of 18- to 34-year-olds prized by advertisers.

"During Gloria's early reign, I had the great good fortune to watch her genius at work. She was tough and fearless and brilliant," Jill Farren Phelps, the show's executive producer, said in a statement.

At the height of "General Hospital" mania, the show earned upwards of $50 million a year

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I can't believe that Sam is being so accepting of Alexis!

Uggg, Jason is breaking her heart, and thats exactly what Alexis wants.The control freak!

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I agree. But I really think Sam is gonna find out what Alexis was up to when she was out of it and kick Alexis to the curb. I have every faith that Sam won't become stupid when it comes to Alexis.

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I really like seeing Anna, Robert, and Robin back together again. Funny storylines to come, I'm sure. Love the exchanges between Robert and Anna so far. Although, Roberts character seems a little wuss-ier (lol, I invented a word) than he used to be. Oh, and the scene with Holly?? A short tease saying that she is coming back into the picture too?? We shall see. I hope so!

Jason needs to get rid of that business, be with Sam, and live happily ever after. In soapland?? LOL, no way.

Poor Sonny. I hope he accepts his illness BEFORE he and Carly do something stupid like hurt a bunch of people. The storyline seems fairly portrayed though. It will be interesting to see the outcome. Goes to show how some seemingly strong people can be so fragile inside. THAT surely hits home.

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I haven't watched the soaps for ages.

Maybe a few minutes here and there just to see what my old favorite's are up to if I'm channel surfing that time of day.

BUT... while I was standing in the check-out line yesterday I saw on the cover of one of the Soap Magizines.........

ALAN QUARTERMAINE LEAVING GH

are they really writing him OUT... or will he return as his own long lost twin ???? (yikes, just had a flash-back to Tootsie)

http://generalhospital.about.com/

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What?!?! No one is talking about GH? I love this soap. If I had TiVo, I'd record it! I even heard there is a GH Nightime. My sister, a stay-at-home-Mom, watches it. She gives me the scoop. Plus, I've loved having Robin back lately! She was a favorite of mine since she started the show...calling Anna, Love, before she knew it was Anna that was her Mom. Good ol' days. If only we could get Anna and Robert back...

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Anna is back and in a hysterical plot teaching Patricks dad (Noah?) how to be a rock star...he is the sick rock stars twin and Anna is a number one fan so she is teaching him the songs, moves, and all about his life...and Robin and Patrick are freakin out cuz they think since Anna has the hots for the rock star she might do a little something, something with the dad...lol

OMG the trial...tomorrow must be the big day for Elizabeth cuz today she said she slept with Jason and it ended with him asking the next question. I loved the testimony that Sonnys friend I cant' recall her name but was Connie in the old neighborhood..she was so funny and made Ric look stupid I loved it. Then her playing with Micheal and Morgan and Sonny standing in the backround with a big ear to ear grin on his face.

I am getting sick of the Lulu and Maxie nonsense though...it's getting old and now Maxie is Sams best friend...WHAT...lol

The Jackal seems so different on the night time GH soap he is actually interested kinda in another girl from the hospital.

Wow I rambled to much..lol

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I love this show! I have watched almost every soap thru the years but this is the ONE that never goes away for me.

I love how they continue to bring back the oldies for story lines. I saw Luke and Laura get married the first time and watched them get married (fake) this last time.

I love Patrick. Oh my I could just eat him up! And someone needs to just lock Maxie up until she learns to keep her legs closed!

Not crazy about how they are making Sam into such a bitch. I liked it better when she was bitchy but with a good heart - now she is just bitter!

Anyone else watching this show???

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