Saturday, January 16, 2021

First Scene Saturday: Ned and Monica

I never got how Auntie Monica didn't recognize her Nephew Ned. Didn't Tracy ever share a photo or two over Christmas eggnog? How could Monica not know that the boy-toy she slept with was her nephew? 

It was a storyline that did take some risks and paid off with some really good fallout. Kurt McKinney initiated the role and passed it on to Wally Kurth. During the Dorman trial, Ned had to go on the stand and admit in court to the affair. If you ask me, I can see Kurt's boyish Ned with Monica, but definitely not Wally's. It was kind of uncomfortable to watch the court scene. 

What do you think will happen when and if Olivia finds out? (I am so crossing my fingers that this happens someday. Are you listening writers?) NOTE: A NIV fan on Twitter told me he already told her when they started dating! I don't remember that but it happened! 

NOTE from Karen:  THIS Was the times--LOL. Women had affairs left and right on soaps. Younger men? Who cared? 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Pennsylvania Bar


Sam and Olivia try to figure out if Alexis was back at the house or not the night Tracy said she drove.

Michael and Chase have a beer at the Metro Court. OMG they are so in love LOL 

Sasha and Willow chat at the Q house.  Sasha tells Willow that she knows what happened between she and Michael. Willow says she still has feelings for Chase... Sasha says she has feelings for Michael. 

Tracy talks to Finn at the hospital. She wants to take him to dinner. He says he's busy. They talk about Alexis. Then the wedding. Then Jackie Templeton (she knew her back in the day). He tells Tracy they slept together. Tracy advises that he shouldn't tell anyone about it.

Cyrus wants a truce with Jason and talks to Brick about it too. They are making him more compassionate, did you notice? Jason thinks Cyrus killed all the Novack people at the pier. Cy says no. Oh he DID kill them as a "favor" to Jason. He wants his mother back in payment.

OMG Sonny's story is a TOTAL HALLMARK movie. LOL! The kindly nurse takes Sonny under her wing. Gets him a place to stay at her husband's bar. I mean, seriously. Not diggin' it. This is 2021. Wouldn't work.  Anyway, hubs is cranky, doesn't like Sonny. Phyllis makes him be nice to him.  omg omg OMG!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH Sonny is going to work in the bar's KITCHEN!! AHAHAAHAHA. OMG I called it. I said bakery or hospital cafeteria but..damn. same. If he falls for the nice waitress I will DIE LAUGHING. 

Some rando guy walks into the bar... he goes to rob them with a giant gun LOL Sonny sits there

OMG What if Nelle works at the bar? IT's the PENNSYLVANIA SIDE of the river after all .


Giant anvil about Finn maybe being Finn's son. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021



This was on Twitter..can you tell who they are?? Answers at the end! 


Sonny is at some hospital. Phyllis Caufield is his nurse! She was the one that knew where Nina's baby ended up, remember? He has on a Julian Jerome plaid shirt LOL The nurse loves to take care of people and she encourages him to eat. She's a good cook she says.  She notices he has a wedding ring on too and his coat was from a store on 5th Ave NYC. Stupid part of all this is she says that "there's no reports of missing people fitting his description". 

Jason and Brick talk about Sonny's death. Blah, blah....catching people blah..They go check out a storage facility. Bunch of dead guys in there from a gun fight. 

Alexis gets home, finds a bag from Ava with something from Julian's effects in there. It's a photo album/scrap book. She can't bear to look at it. She drinks. 

Cyrus talks to Sam, tells her to tell her boyfriend to give back his mother. Sasha overhears it. Cyrus is all upset about his mother and says he only does what he does to take care of her. 

Olivia tells Sam she's concerned about her mother. Sam's concerned too. Olivia thinks Tracy might have lied about driving off the road.  They visit Alexis. I tell you NANCY IS FABULOUS. WOW..Sam is figuring out that maybe Alexis wasn't driving that night. 

Amy checks out Brando's abs? Weird segment there.

Laura tells Cyrus about The Gray Family.  He's stunned. She tells him about her past. Now she has to find 

ANSWER: TJ, Peter and Brando 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


 Watched Tuesday's show. HOW can any of these people EVER believe anyone is DEAD ON THIS SHOW?? Loved Joss's shirt. Loved Ava's face when she brought Avery home. Like "Bitch, I had to, didn't want to..but had to" LOL Carly "Yes, you're Avery's bio mother and legally she's yours but ME ME ME"! 

There are at least 30 characters that were presumed dead one or more times: Robin, Anna, Robert, Jasper Jacks, Jerry Jacks, Julian, Helena, Stefan, Stavros, Liz, Lucky, Edward, Frisco, Taggert, Sonny, Carly, Jason, Jake, Luke, Laura, Franco, Nikolas, Ava, Brenda, Duke... Nikolas... Kat Bell, Holly, Ryan 
I'm sure I can keep going.... 

Sasha acting like she's been clean for 2 months instead of 2 weeks. 

Ok, yesterday's show was frustrating. Just not interesting to me-- 



AGAIN! I know this is important but..ughhhhhhhh

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Vaccine Update and Do-It-Yourself Tuesday


Morning! My arm is sore, that's about it. A little more so than when I get the flu shot but nothing terrible. I wasn't any more tired than usual either. Second dose in Feb! 

Today I am subbing at our company preschool for the afternoon! I get to see the cherubs in their natural habitat instead of the computer for once. I'm so happy. I'll be taking my bat house to show them all. MISS KAREN IS EXCITED! 

I'm still giggling at the show yesterday. Maybe Sonny's scenes were back in time?? Him laying there that long kills me. LOL. Having him with no memory is fine by me. Let him be a chef at his defunct restaurant. Jason and Carly run the mob.  Nelle could have been the one to find Sonny. She takes him to her remote cabin, they fall "in love" and return to Port Charles as a couple. Hahaha. I had the same idea for Morgan but this works too.

Have a good one! 

Monday, January 11, 2021

On The River Bank

OMG SONNY Has been LAYING IN THE DAMN SNOW (mashed potato flakes) for THREE WEEKS? ahahhhaha . Oh he wakes up and sees MIKE!! Dead MIKE! Oh, Sonny's in purgatory. Mike covers him with his coat. He says he's not sure if Sonny is ready to "travel" the last part of the journey. Mike gives him a pep talk and Sonny stands. 

Olivia is crying over Sonny.. Tracy almost spills to her. WHOOPS. Ned and she talk about Ned adopting Leo. Ned is waiting for the "other shoe to drop" about his affair. 

Everyone at the Corinthos' house "mourning" Sonny. :eyeroll:  They drink his scotch. There's a Dante Sam chem test in the works. Then Olivia comes in with pasta and to see Dante. 
Sam and Jason see each other.  Yada yada. 

Jason yells at Brando for messing up the whole Cyrus thing on the docks. And Brando tells him that Cyrus knows about Dev and will go to the feds. 

CARLY finds out they can't kill Cyrus because they will out them about Dev ot the feds. 

TJ and Molly shower scene.  COVID Shower (lots of steam) then TJ sees Brando at GH and decks him. 

A hiker finds Sonny. Sonny doesn't even have stubble LOL. And I think he lost his memory. :Eyeroll: 

A remarkably clunky show after 3 weeks of stellar material 

Goodbye John Reilly


  R.I.P. Old Friend  

Memories by Dave 

It's been awhile since John Reilly (Sean Donnelly) was on our screens in a regular basis. John passed away last weekend at the age of 84. He was a big part of the 80s storylines on GH and interacted with many people. He was a very strong leading man, and I want to mention the 3 scenes in which I remember him most.

This is my favorite wedding on the show. I know, there is a couple named L&L, but this was, hands down my favorite. Sharon Wyatt held it together in a way that should have won her an award. And John clearly had a good time. These two were such a great couple and worked well together in an adult relationship.

This was on Night Shift, so not everyone might have seen it. Robert was in a coma and he had a dream where he went back to the 80s with his friends and family. Everything was tongue in cheek and we got to see the old Scorpio house which was recreated meticulously. This was one of the best nostalgic episodes I have ever seen and everyone just had a blast with it. If you remember these characters during the 80s, you owe it to yourself to look this scene up.

He returned in 2013 for an episode. It was great to see him, but the script, to me anyway, was out of character for him. He would have been glad to see Luke and Holly. It was great to see him one final time. And meet Anna Donnelly. I always wondered at the time if the wheelchair was for the show, or if it was for him in real life. 

If I wrote the show, I would have Anna Donnelly (the fireball daughter of Sean and Tiffany) come to Port Charles and meet with Robert and Anna and tell them of Sean's death. She has with her a piece of paper Sean had with him when he died, and on it was some cryptic symbols that Anna D. could not understand and wanted to know if it meant anything to them. They look at the paper, then look at each other with a knowing look and say "Yes..."
(adventure begins)

Karen here. Yes, it is a sad day to see this man go.  He was always so dashing with his dimpled chin and sparkly eyes. Funny and kind as well. He also was on As The World Turns as Dr. Dan Stewart from 1974-76. John was a great character actor and was on many shows in the 70's and 80's including The Love Boat and Magnum PI. He played Bill Taylor on Beverly Hills 90210 as well. 

If you want to see magic on GH, look up the Sean and Tiffany wedding that Dave mentioned. Pure comic gold. 


Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday Surgery: PONS-EE Scheme

By the way...their smoosh name? CyLo ahahahaha. 

During a week that was chaos it was nice to (sometimes) have our show to look forward to. I had to catch up on Hulu a couple of times but I saw it all.  Great acting, directing and of course, dialog. Writers are stepping it up! 

Some great scenes and a surprise was in store for us. Grab a nice brew of choice and hunker down. 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Finally Friday


I'm glad it's over!! Yesterday I had to get my hair done and I didn't realize it was a color too so it ran over. I watched GH on Hulu. 


YEAH Britt and Dr. O!! "The WSB even has a 1 800 number"!! 

What happened to JORDAN? where did this acting come in? WTF?

Laura tells Nikolas about Cyrus. 
OMG I see Kevin and Ryan and all I can think is they switched! LOL I'm conditioned! BUT Susan reminded me on Twitter about Ryan's missing hand LOL DERP. 

I like the WSB connection with Anna, Dante, Robert and now Dr. O. OH Valentin is in there too! 

And Jeff Kober is just so good as Cyrus..I love his facial expressions. 

Ava torturing Ryan. He's going to be in a minimal security prison! Um HOW DUMB ARE THEY? He's so faking it. 


Jordan has Diane and Jason come into the station. Jordan talks about Florence. Diane leaves and Jason talks to Jordan alone.

Portia visits Taggert. Yells at him for doing what he did to Trina.

Laura  lays into Cyrus. She says to shut up and if his mother is with Jason than she's fine. They banter. He grabs her and LESLIE STEPS OUT OF THE ELEVATOR AND TELLS HIM TO UNHAND HER!  She knows he's Cyrus Renault and tells him to watch his shit because she's on the hospital board. HE says she's the tramp that slept with his father! OMG! SHE doesn't know who he is! She looks shocked!! LOL!! She finds out Laura is his sister. About faints. Pfft. Cyrus blames Leslie for his family trouble. She says he was her professor and took advantage of her. She walks away and Laura tells Cyrus to leave her alone. HE says to get his mother back "you wouldn't want anything to happen to YOUR mother, would you"?? 

Dante and Chase run into each other at the Metro. They talk and say they have to catch up. Chase goes to get a table for he and Willow. 

Willow is all swanked out and is going to meet Chase for dinner. (Wooooo Lah Lah) They meet at the Metro. Willow says they can't just go back to the way they were. They talk and talk. Chase pours his heart out to her. They kiss. 

Sasha comes to see Carly and apologizes for not letting her help. She's in in-patient therapy now. They talk and Michael comes in to tell Carly that Sonny is now 'Search and Recovery" meaning they think he's dead. Sasha doesn't know about Sonny so they tell her. 

Sam talks to Peter about Maxie's wedding shower. Peter hates her LOL Sam's like: Um, I'm over it. He doesn't believe her. Storms out. Sam then goes to talk to Dante about hating Peter.  He says that he's sorry about Julian being dead.  Sam says she doesn't care.  He says they have to take care of their brother. 
ME: ??? bROTHER? Omg yes, LEO is their shared brother ahahahaaaa. 

Peter is trying to find Dr. Maddox because he's afraid that Franco will remember. 


Thursday, January 7, 2021


 TODAY IS THE DAY!! This is the 5000th post according to my blogger dash. 
It's been a long ride. Since starting on Gedstern's site with my little Wubs in 1997-98 I've had "Buzz For Buffy" and The LukeSon Lounge on Angelfire. I started my own GH site in 2002 and haven't looked back. 

Thank you to my OG readers who've been with me since AOL days. I know you're here. I also am so grateful for all the newbies along the way. Those faithful people that comment daily.  Dave for having my back. Sonya for keeping up with the daily recaps.  Everyone that interacts and keeps me sane. 

GH has been through some major changes since the internet came to be. As fans we finally got the chance to interact in real-time over our soap. Not always a peaceful thing but a community building exercise none the less. Actors can chime in. We even hear from the writers from time to time. I've enjoyed the show, yelled at the show and thrown my hands up in frustration. I'm always here though. I may take my breaks but for the most part I try to tweet and blog to keep the love for my soap going. 

We are so lucky we still have our soap. I'm still missing OLTL and AMC after all these years.  The fact that it's still vital and there are so many fantastic actors working is amazing. They've managed to keep going through COVID and deliver a damn fine hour day after day. I might complain sometimes but don't think for a minute I don't appreciate what we have!! 

Another thanks to Daytime Confidential and Our Take Media for having my cranky voice on their podcasts from time to time.  I do enjoy having a good debate. 

Alberta and I salute you. She's been with me since The Lazy Lobster Pub (also on Angelfire) and has had her photo taken with countless GH actors and props. Thanks to so many fans who carried her to events and even on set tours. Someday I'll get her in a scene during taping. That's my vow. 

Cheers and thank you for everything!!  See ya at 2:00pm/est on the daily! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021


Well, GH was interrupted by the storming of the capitol steps so... I only got to see part of it. 

Nikolas finds out his uncle is Cyrus. 

NOW THEY ARE IN THE CAPITOL! ..ok, never mind. Guess they ran out of rubber bullets and tear gas. 


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Holding Up The Wall

 Oh after yesterday's awesome show, I'm so ready for today!! LOVED every minute of it. Ok, except for Jordan. ugh. 

Dante and Liz. They talk about Lulu and the explosion. Dante is there seeing Kevin. He goes to Kevin's office but its' DR O IN THERE!! She wants to talk 'about the work they have to do".  She tells him Dr. Kirk is dead and she's taking over. He says he has to check with the WSB first and she clicks her pen. THEN Dante tells her Peter and Maxie are getting married and that Maxie is pregnant!! 

Laura lays into Jason about Florence. Jason blinks. Laura says she knows it's him because she told Carly. He acts dumb. She tells him to tell her where Florence is. Jason says nothing. Just stares. She lays into him and says Florence is frail and it's not good to keep her out of her surroundings. Jason can't really even look at her. She pleads with him to let her go. Then she leaves. 

Maxie and Peter at the Metro. Robert gets off the elevator reading the invitation to the double wedding. "TELL me this is a MISPRINT"!! lol 

Martin and Valentin are going over work. Marty tells him that Laura is his sister. Val almost falls off his chair LOL Then he's like OMG Cyrus is her other brother? HAHAA. Anna totally interrupts them to talk to Val. Anna says she can't get answers about Dante from the WSB and is going to ask Robert for help. She goes over to Paxie table to talk to him. She tells him about her concerns. Robert tells her about Dr Kirk. 

Anna goes to GH to talk to Kevin but sees Liz. They talk about Franco and his tumor. Liz tells her he went to Switzerland to see a WSB doctor Kevin recommended. Anna's like: WHO!!? Liz says the doctor was killed in a mugging. Then she tells her it was Dr. KIRK!! 

Carly is at Jax's house. He tells her he's worried about Josslyn. She's like DON'T EVEN WORRY. They argue and Nina tries to stop them. Carly snaps at her. Nina says it's fine. She leaves.  CarJax talks about Nelle being Nina's daughter and not telling her. 

Sam is trying to call a rehab facility. Franco is at the door wants to see Jason. She says he doesn't live there anymore.  He goes to leave and falls against the wall.  He hears Peter's voice in his head saying "I"m sorry I have no choice". Sam gets him inside. He says it was a migraine. She doesn't believe him. Then Jason comes home. Franco wanted to tell him he might not turn into the psycho killer afterall. 


Anna runs into Dr. O at the elevator, Dr. O has a mask on

HEY DENISE ALEXANDER IS BACK AS Leslie!! No details as to when yet. I'm so happy!! 

Monday, January 4, 2021


 Ok, so Laura meets with Martin to try to get dirt on Cyrus.  He's trying to excuse his behavior. He's acting like the middle child so much :) lol. Laura's wondering if he's working for Cyrus. 

Carly didn't get the chance to tell Jason she had Cyrus' mama taken before Cyrus comes in demanding to know where she is. LOL OMG Cyrus is pissed. Jason is saying he doesn't know. Cyrus says Sonny would never have done this. Jason "I'm not Sonny". Cyrus leaves. Jason looks at Carly: "YOU TOOK his.......MOTHER"?????? ahahahahaa. She called SPINELLI and they took her to a safe house and-- BOBBIE IS HER NURSE!! 

Jordan tries to apologize to Portia. Portia's not having it. Says Trina lost her father twice. Jordan's reactions are SO LACK LUSTER. UGH.. She just ruined these scenes. Sorry but that's the truth. Portia leaves. 

Ava is in Charlie's Bar...missing Julian. Alexis comes in looking harrowed. She said she saw the light on. Ava is like "oh you come back NOW"?? They go back and forth. Nikolas tells Ava not to hurt Alexis just because she's hurting. Alexis is like: Um..are you TWO IN LOVE??  They exchange barbs. Alexis tells Nikolas there is no true love; it always ends in disaster.  YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE ALEXIS/AVA SCENE WHEN Alexis and she are drinking at the BAR. It's amazing. They are masterful. Talking about dangerous men being hot. And Alexis' love/obsession for Julian and it being poison. WOW. Just Alexis finally leaves but she's shaken Ava with her words about passion and addiction. 

Jax and Nina. Joss is refusing to go to Australia with Jax.  Um, it's JANUARY HERE, GO GIRL!! lol They talk about Joss being older and not wanting to leave her mom and school.

CYRUS bursts into the Metro and tells Martin their mother is missing. Sees Laura. It's her fault! Our sister knew where mom was and now a few days and she's gone! Laura knows nothing about it. OMG CARLY ahahahahaa. Cyrus asks Laura if she told Carly about Flo. Laura is saying NO!! But realizes stupid Carly did do this. LOL She's going to try to go and fix it. Martin is so upset he has to sit down. ahahaaha. GREAT SCENE!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sunday Surgery: BIG SLO MO

 Well... is a SS even warranted right now?? The week was very short but sure, let's do it!! Since I didn't do one last week we will have a lot to dish about.  Two strong women up there are ready to take on the mob themselves. That's what I like to see. 

I made Lemon Pound cake for all! 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

First Scene Saturday: Finola Hughes


Finola Hughes as Anna Devane

Many of you probably know that Finola Hughes starred in the moving Stayin' Alive with John Tavolta a year before she made her debut as Anna Devane on GH. I always had high hopes that John would someday cameo during a Nurse's Ball with Anna losing her dance partner and John's character just steps in and does the tango with her. I know, wishful thinking, but still it could be as cheesy as possible and I would gush over it.

Anyway, here we have Anna's first scene, where she plays someone fencing stolen jewels. Notice her hairstyle with most of her locks covering part of her face? That was covering her "penance" scar. Which was fake as Grant Putnam pointed out in an episode. She's had many adventures and this is where it all began.

ENJOY! NOTE: Today's Blog is by David who had this concept from the beginning! 


First Scene Saturday: Ned and Monica

I never got how Auntie Monica didn't recognize her Nephew Ned. Didn't Tracy ever share a photo or two over Christmas eggnog? How cou...