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Dear Frank,

Whatever plan you're currently cooking up to lure Greg Vaughan back to "General Hospital" as Lucky...well, that might be okay actually.

But nobody's here to see Victoria Konefal as Willow's cousin.

Signed without love,

TeeVee329

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5 minutes ago, TeeVee329 said:

Whatever plan you're currently cooking up to lure Greg Vaughan back to "General Hospital" as Lucky...well, that might be okay actually

Noooooooooooooooo! Greg Vaughan has never, in any role I have ever seen him play, been able to project an ounce of intelligence. I am not here for the return of Larry.

Wait, isn't he leaving DAYS to live with Angie Harmon on the East Coast?

Based on looks alone, I could buy this Victoria Konefal girl as Christina Baldwin, but I'm not married to it. She probably wants to try something outside soaps, though.

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I don't regularly watch "Days of our Lives", I dip in and out, but I liked Vaughan as Eric.  And if Lucky came back and gave Laura more to do and got to be a dad to his sons and made Franco miserable, I'd be here for it.

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Based on the synopses in the tv line article, it looks like mike may have finally died during the break. I think it’s the first new show where Carly comes ho,e to a devastated (or inconsolable) Sonny. Of course that could also be that he simply can’t find his shoe polish. Or ran out of tomatoes for his favorite pasta sauce. 

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17 hours ago, TeeVee329 said:

But nobody's here to see Victoria Konefal as Willow's cousin.

Zzzz. Why can't Willow's cousin be a dude? And gay, so he can hook up with Lucas? I know—who? What? Huh?

4 hours ago, Sake614 said:

Based on the synopses in the tv line article, it looks like mike may have finally died during the break.

I am totally fine with this. It gives Mike (and Max Gail) some dignity. I don't need a death-bed watch with an endless stream of teary visitors telling Mike how sorry they are that he and Sonny didn't have the best relationship. (Because of course Mike's death will be all about Sonny.) We'll get enough of that the way it is. 

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Wait, is Willow's cousin an actual thing? I like Willow okay, but who exactly is interested in her rando family members?

 

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No, Willow's cousin isn't a thing.  I was just making a joke about Frank's tendency to snap up soap names and then cast them as nobodies versus legacy characters people want to see.

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Okay, that's what I thought, then @dubbel zout mentioned this cousin too and I started to wonder... I didn't get much sleep last night, I'm a little slow on the uptake.

And word on there being so many legacy characters that could be brought on. Tommy Hardy, Lila Rae, Maya Ward and/or any siblings she might have, the Baldwin sisters, Jimmy Lee Holt's kids/grandkids. Even that rumored Stefan/Katherine daughter, though I wouldn't want that story without Stefan.

ETA. Speaking of slow on the uptake, I had trouble remembering the name of Edward's illegitimate son who wasn't Bradley Ward. I was all, "Coltin Shore...no. Decker Moss...no. Jimmy Lee Holt!"

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57 minutes ago, Melgaypet said:

Okay, that's what I thought, then @dubbel zout mentioned this cousin too and I started to wonder... I didn't get much sleep last night, I'm a little slow on the uptake.

I don't read much soap press outside of what's posted in these threads (and not even much of those), so I took @TeeVee329 at face value, LOL. Sorry to scare everyone!

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I mean, I wouldn't put it past the show to give Willow a relative down the line given she, somehow, has become the leading heroine of the younger set.  But just me being hilarious for now.  Sorry for any confusion!

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She married into the first family of Port Charles. What other relatives does she need?

Sasha and Nelle were involved with Michael and they have no other family on the canvas. Abby didn't, either. Nor did Sabrina. That pattern is...disturbing.

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When Michael was marrying Willow and he said "until death parts us", I thought "that shouldn't be a problem".

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2 minutes ago, statsgirl said:

When Michael was marrying Willow and he said "until death parts us", I thought "that shouldn't be a problem".

Michael and Maxie should hook up and see if their death curses cancel each other out.

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They would get married and then a house would fall in on them.

 

Also, I'm still patiently waiting for Sasha to OD or something.  She's the last one standing of all of Michael's exes. I firmly believe that Nelle will survive long enough for them to somehow hatesex their way into another child or another marriage, or both.

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On 7/23/2020 at 4:37 PM, Sake614 said:

GH resumed production yesterday. Now episode start August 3. From the looks of it, I’m not going to be happy...

https://tvline.com/2020/07/23/general-hospital-return-date-new-original-episodes-august-abc/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Sonny has a crisis of conscience

Jordan confides in Jason

Anna defends Peter.

I know it’s been a while, but why can’t I remember who Portia is? Is there really a Portia?

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10 minutes ago, tvfanatic13 said:

I know it’s been a while, but why can’t I remember who Portia is? Is there really a Portia?

She’s Trina’s mom.

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Wait, so are these episodes they banked before the shutdown that they're now going to start airing to lead into the newly produed ones?  Or are they actually going to get an episode on-air next week a week after being production with all its restrictors?  Becuase the latter seems...like no, right?

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It’ll be two weeks from tape to air (they went back to work last week and new eps start next week). Still a bit rushed, but certainly doable. They may sprinkle in some flashbacks from just before the shutdown to help fill the gaps until they have enough. 

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I suspect we'll get a lot of the idiotic custody trial, since that's a very easy space to stay socially distanced. Ugh.

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I feel like they probably do have one or two episodes banked from before too since they wanted to end on a Friday. They'll probably have those on Monday/Tuesday and then transition to the newly filmed on sometime mid-week.

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On 7/25/2020 at 11:43 AM, Melgaypet said:

Okay, that's what I thought, then @dubbel zout mentioned this cousin too and I started to wonder... I didn't get much sleep last night, I'm a little slow on the uptake.

And word on there being so many legacy characters that could be brought on. Tommy Hardy, Lila Rae, Maya Ward and/or any siblings she might have, the Baldwin sisters, Jimmy Lee Holt's kids/grandkids. Even that rumored Stefan/Katherine daughter, though I wouldn't want that story without Stefan.

ETA. Speaking of slow on the uptake, I had trouble remembering the name of Edward's illegitimate son who wasn't Bradley Ward. I was all, "Coltin Shore...no. Decker Moss...no. Jimmy Lee Holt!"

Colton and Decker were Lucy's cousins, so they had that in common. 

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On 7/26/2020 at 8:41 PM, GHScorpiosRule said:

She’s Trina’s mom.

Thank you Scoprios! Now I remember her. 

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I see Mo found his shoe polish... mores the pity...

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Not gonna lie, Sonny will always suck but I am even looking forward to seeing him again.

Which will probably last maybe 10 seconds into his first scene lol

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Starting your promo with Lulu doing a journalism is not gonna lure me back in, Show.

And nice social distancing, Ingo and Cynthia. #not

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25 minutes ago, TeeVee329 said:

Starting your promo with Lulu doing a journalism is not gonna lure me back in, Show.

And nice social distancing, Ingo and Cynthia. #not

Same for Kelly and Steve in that first video.

I do wonder what the protocol is. Do they test everyone on set every day? Full-on nose swabs or like those machines they have at entrance of the hospitals that check you for fever? I would also assume that filming is significantly slower, assuming they're regularly sanitizing sets and dressing rooms, working with a reduced crew, etc.

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22 minutes ago, YaddaYadda said:

Lulu is doing her journalist schtick from the nurses' station?

LOL. I think it's a corner of the MetroCourt. GH doesn't have palm-pattern wallpaper.

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4 hours ago, YaddaYadda said:

Lulu is doing her journalist schtick from the nurses' station?

That's how bad at journalism she is!

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So, @TeeVee329, Worst Ever Fictional Journalist?

  • Kelly Cramer
  • Will Horton
  • Lulu Falconieri

I read a book about 30 years ago about two 10 year-old girls who started their own local neighborhood paper and of course it caused trouble (I recall much drama about fake letters to a fake gossip columnist) before they Learned a Lesson About Friendship And Honesty, and I'm pretty sure they were better journalists.

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8 hours ago, jsbt said:

 

LOL, she definitely does seem to be flinching from that hug. And your last one is just right. I shall say no more.

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2 hours ago, Melgaypet said:

So, @TeeVee329, Worst Ever Fictional Journalist?

  • Kelly Cramer
  • Will Horton
  • Lulu Falconieri

That's the list alright. 

For me, Lulu's the worst.  "I wrote a story about my kid's cafeteria, which is basically like going to journalism school, and now I'm writing about a serial killer who's my stepfather's brother and who stalked my best friend's mom - conflict of interest, never heard of it - and now I'm interviewing the former SERIAL KILLER who I believe stabbed me - why do you keep asking me if I know what conflict of interest is - and now I'm using my journalism powers to be a bitch to someone I don't like."

After that, is Kelly.  I will never forget her arriving at John McBain's apartment and saying she had to get to a court hearing to report on it and then her spending so long schoomping on John that she got to court AFTER the hearing was over.  Way to go, Lois Lane.

And then, Will.  Sleeping with the subject of your article is not good journalism, but when the alternative is Sonny, well...

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I mean, sure, okay.

I just hope they don't make Dustin go EVUL to facilitate the Dante/Lulu reunion.  I like having Mark Lawson on my TV.  Put him in a love triangle with Brook and Chase or something.

ETA...I really hope they have an actual story plan here.  I'm just thinking about how promising the Nik and Brook returns were and how quickly they both fizzled.

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5 minutes ago, nilyank said:

I will say she wouldn’t have been my first thought as a replacement. Of course, they temporarily replaced KS with Molly Burnett. Which I didn’t see coming either. Back in the day they used to go for lookalikes to fill in but GH goes in the opposite direction. 

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She'd be good on this show in any role.

Mark Lawson is still very beautiful and I loved Brody a lot but I can't cosign more OLTL alum on this show in pointless roles.

I know I'm not the only one questioning why the recast. But I don't think these shows should be taping period right now. Every soap has wasted this time not doing a hard reset and staying gone til it's safe. I hope Kelly is well.

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54 minutes ago, jsbt said:

Mark Lawson is still very beautiful and I loved Brody a lot but I can't cosign more OLTL alum on this show in pointless roles.

I mean, that's fair, Dustin as a character is just kinda floating.  Have we talked about the chatter that they were going to do some kind of grooming story with him and Josslyn, but that it got nixed somewhere up the chain?

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I don't keep much tabs on this shitshow, so I don't know about it. But LOL of course they would. Ugh.

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56 minutes ago, TeeVee329 said:

I mean, that's fair, Dustin as a character is just kinda floating.  Have we talked about the chatter that they were going to do some kind of grooming story with him and Josslyn, but that it got nixed somewhere up the chain?

Yeah, they were totally going in the direction Joss having the hots for teacher. I think it lasted and episode or two. I’m not sure who squashed it but I think it was for the best. Mark Lawson is an okay actor and Dustin is okay, too. The problem is he has no family ties and is kind of boring. I mean he’s a teacher on a soap. That’s hardly compelling storytelling. I guess bringIng back DZ might help but  then you have to care about LuLu in the middle which I don’t. I really wish JMB would come back. She was just so much glitter in the role. I know it won’t happen because ER is liked by production. 

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I hope that KM is ok. It didn’t give the reason for the temp recast. It may just be that she doesn’t want to return because of Covid. 

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9 hours ago, nilyank said:

The writing was on the wall with this one. 

51 minutes ago, tvfanatic13 said:

I hope that KM is ok. It didn’t give the reason for the temp recast. It may just be that she doesn’t want to return because of Covid. 

She was one of the people promoting the show's return on Monday.

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5 hours ago, ByaNose said:

Mark Lawson is an okay actor and Dustin is okay, too. The problem is he has no family ties and is kind of boring. I mean he’s a teacher on a soap. That’s hardly compelling storytelling.

I mean, I don't mind a character without a family tie - to think, that's how popular characters like Sonny and Jax started out - but it's true there hasn't been much storytelling oomph with this character, in part I guess because story plans for him got nixed.  I mean, remember how we/Lulu met him?  She was investigating a series of robberies or some nonsense?  That ended up going nowhere, IIRC.

Anyway, I like Mark Lawson and I'm selfish so I want him to stay lol.  Hey, they can go back to my UK soap idea to make Dustin bisexual, you could put him in a triangle with alleged BFFs Brook and Lucas!

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2 hours ago, tvfanatic13 said:

I hope that KM is ok. It didn’t give the reason for the temp recast. It may just be that she doesn’t want to return because of Covid. 

Her mom claims it's because Kelly is claustrophobic and had difficulty breathing the first day of filming wearing a mask so she was sent home for 14 days:

 

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8 hours ago, TeeVee329 said:

Have we talked about the chatter that they were going to do some kind of grooming story with [Dustin] and Josslyn, but that it got nixed somewhere up the chain?

Thank Jasus and all the other saints for that. GH has proved time and time again it's absolutely hopeless at social/hot-button issues. And we all know the writers would take this in the grossest place possible. *shivers*

DZ returning is no surprise. Like others, I hope Dante gets a story that isn't all about Lulu "cheating" on him with Dustin. And let's not have him indulge Sonny's grief over Mike too much, either. (Mike dying might be why Dante is returning now.) And let Olivia calm the fuck down, though that's unlikely.

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Dante pushed hard for a divorce, so I don't see him getting on Lulu's case for having a relationship, but I DO see Olivia pushing and pushing and PUSHING him to get back with Lulu.

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Wow, Dominic Zamprogna is coming back and Lindsay Hartley is a temp Sam? Huh.

Is DZ back for good or just a visit? If it is for good, understandable. The man has a family to feed!

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