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Franco Helps Ava

 

 

It looks like Franco is up to some of his old tricks. He can blame the brain tumor all he wants for his actions in the past, but he won’t have an excuse for how he is about to betray Carly.

Ava and Franco have a past. The two were ex-lovers and recently, Ava led Franco to believe that Kiki was his daughter. Ava and Franco are far from being friends. She tried to kill im as a matter of fact, and ended up shooting Olivia Falconeri instead.

However, in this week’s turn of events, Franco will be assisting Ava in taking down Sonny. Ava asks him for his help and he obliges. Franco sneaks onto Carly’s laptop. Ava is hoping that he will be able to retrieve the recording that incriminates Sonny in the killing of AJ Quartermaine.

What will Carly do when she finds out Franco is sneaking behind her back to take Sonny down, with Ava nonetheless? Can she forgive Franco or will this lead her straight into Sonny’s arms (and/or bed)? Haha

 

 

 

 

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The PCPD Has the Wrong Man… Free Carlos!

As usual, the cops and detectives over at the PCPD have arrested and jailed the wrong man. Carlos is strongly connected to the Jerome crime family members Ava and Julian. He took orders from Julian and his job was to act out on those orders. Somewhere along the way Ava got her grips on Carlos and he and Ava went behind Julian’s back. Ava had convinced Carlos to try and take care of AJ Quartermaine. Once night at the Quartermaine mansion, Carlos arrived in a mask and attempted to take AJ out. The attempt failed when Luke and Tracy walked in and interrupted the operation and put some attack moves on the intruder. Carlos fled the scene and AJ was left alive.

AJ was now still alive and Ava was very angry. AJ was about to tell Sonny that Ava killed Connie so she needed him dead. You now what they say, if you want something done right you better do it yourself! And that’s exactly what Ava was about to do. In a plot to end AJ, AJ and Ava were together at Julian’s apartment. Sonny strolled in and saw the two and immediately thought Ava was the damsel in distress. He got so angry with AJ about Connie, just as AJ was about to tell him Ava was the one who killed her, Sonny shot him!

To hide her involvement in AJ’s (and Connie’s) murder, Ava blackmailed Carlos into taking the wrap. Ava threatened Sabrina and her baby’s life if Carlos didn’t tell Anna that he was the one who killed AJ.

Now that it is know by a few Port Charles residents that Sonny is the actual killer, when will Carlos go free? Carly, Franco, and Sonny have all heard the recording on AJ’s phone of Sonny shooting AJ Ava’s involvement in it all. Once that recording gets out (and we know it will), will it be all over for Sonny? Can what happen to Carlos be rectified?

Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos Rivera) is due to start filing episodes of GH late this Summer. Carlos is expected to arrive on screen in PC early September.

 

ESPN’s Stephen A Smith Gets a Visit From a GH Star

General Hospital has an admirer. ESPN sports reporter and First Take Host, Stephen A. Smith is a long time General Hospital fan.

Stephen received an enormous surprise this morning when the iconic General Hospital star  Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) graced him with his presence on the set of the morning show First Take on ESPN.

Smith expressed his excitement of this morning’s event in a tweet. “I’m in HEAVEN. Haa” he tweeted.

Benard also sent out a tweet right before stepping onto the set and also some picture from the morning.

Check them out below!

Sonny Sees Lily

There is never a dull moment in the life of a high powered mod boss. It seems like every time he turns around there is another threat, another mob family out to get revenge, or take his territory, steal his latest love interest, or kidnap his kids. Sonny can never turn his back because there is always someone behind him waiting for that one moment where he is vulnerable.

One of the earliest of Sonny’s enemies on GH was his own Father in law. Lily’s father was a dangerous Puerto Rican crime Lord who eventually made the biggest mistake of his life. A car bomb that was actually meant for Sonny, ended up killing his own daughter, Lily who was pregnant at the time. After the death of his wife and unborn child, Sonny never forgave himself and this traumatic incident would shape Sonny Corinthos into the man he is today. Sonny was highly effected by the death of his wife which was meant for him. From then on, he constantly lives in fear that the ones he loves will end up getting hurt. This is why he left Brenda at the altar. Even in more recent times, with Kate/Connie, Sonny feared that the ones closest to him always get hurt, and he is usually right.

After killing AJ, then finding out Ava was the one who actually killed Connie and not AJ, Sonny has been under a lot of stress. The last thing he needs before he is done dealing with Ava and her pregnancy is more complications in his life. Apparently, there is a rumor that Sonny comes across an old Port Charles newspaper featuring the story of Lily getting killed. Why is this coming to the surface now, about 20 years after her death? Could Lily still be alive? Her son Juan has been back and forth to Port Charles from Puerto Rico a few times since his cousin Sabrina arrived. Currently, the two are in Puerto Rico and Juan is supporting his cousin while she grieves the loss of her baby boy. When Sabrina returns, will Juan come along with her? He may have a reason, and an agenda that involves Sonny.

What’s to come of Sonny coming across this paper? Weigh in with your thoughts and theories by commenting below.

General Hospital’s 51st Anniversary Preview

You want to know what will be happening on this special day? Today marks General Hospital’s 51st anniversary and it will be loaded with General Hospital history. For starters, we will be able to take a stroll down Carly lane with the three actresses that have played the character over the years. Sarah Joy Brown originated the role in 1996,later to return to General Hospital in a much different role as Claudia, daughter of mobster Anthony Zacchara. Tamara Braun took over the role of Carly until the current actress, Laura Wright has become the Carly we know today. All three women are extremely talented and have made fans fall in love with Carly three times over. Executive Producer Frank Valentini weighs in on Carlypalooza by stating, ”We like to try and take advantage of the history of the show, and in honoring the history of the show, we not only honor the characters, but the actors, We have come up with a fun way for the audience to get a chance to see Sarah and Tamara again.”

Valentini also talks about their strategy for celebrating the 51st anniversary as a whole.  He explains, ”We’re trying to make sure we mine the entire field of rich history that is GENERAL HOSPITAL as opposed to repeating some of things we’ve done. Instead of competing with ourselves, we didn’t want to repeat ourselves. The anniversary episode is really, really special, and there are many, many fun surprises for the audience and many nostalgic moments for them to enjoy.”

The entire anniversary month of April will be packed with history and excitement. Look for Maxie’s return to Port Charles and her encounter with a new guy named Levi. Monica is visited by loved ones, someone gets shot, and Luke’s lies are catching up with him. Don’t miss GH’s 51st anniversary month.

We have all been warned that today’s episode of GH is not to be missed! Tune in today for the 51st anniversary at 2PM Eastern on ABC!

Elizabeth’s Love Triangle

It’s been a while since Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst) love life was front and center. For many years she and Lucky stole the stage. After Lucky (Jonathan Jackson) left her and Port Charles, Liz has been looking for love and finding it in the wrong people (AJ- Sean Kanan). What I am thinking now is that Elizabeth may find herself in a new love triangle. After Lucky, she rekindled her old feelings for Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) but her feelings for AJ stood in their way. Now that she realizes she loves Nikolas, and their affair wasn’t just a pointless mistake, he has moved on with Britt (Kelly Thiebaud). I can’t help but wonder what Nikolas will do once the truth comes out about baby Ben. Once Nikolas knows that Britt stole his own sister Lulu’s baby, how would they ever get back from that? Can their relationship be repaired after such a betrayal? My guess is that he will turn to Elizabeth.

At the same time, Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst), Liz’s ex-husband and brother of mobster, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is back in town. Sonny isn’t the only one in that family with a dangerous reputation. Ric has committed his fair share of crimes including kidnapping a pregnant Carly and keeping her captive in a panic room- all the while Elizabeth was living in the same house without a clue. He has lied, cheated, and manipulated.

There are two very strong fan bases for Elizabeth and Nik and Elizabeth and Ric. It will be interesting to see where the writers will take this. If Elizabeth was presented with a choice of Nik or Ric, who do you think she should choose? Weigh in and leave comments below!

GH Head Writer, Ron Carlivati Talks Sonny and Ava

Things are getting pretty intense for the residents of Port Charles these days. With AJ just being shot, there are many people who are trying to figure out why and what exactly happened to him. Anna DeVane is hot on the case with suspects such as Julian and Sonny. Shawn, Duke, and Carly all know Sonny’s deep dark secret that he is the one who pulled the trigger, sending AJ to GH to fight for his life. Sonny has betrayed his son Michael as he promised him he wouldn’t hurt AJ. We all know that Ava is the one who had every intention on killing AJ, and Sonny just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time resulting in a crime of passion. Ava has been behind many of the crimes in Port Charles as of late, including the murder of Connie Falconeri, and shooting Olivia Falconeri when she was aiming for Franco.

Head Writer, Ron Carlivati teases that things between Sonny and Ava are going to get a lot crazier now that the two of them share this secret about AJ.  However, Executive Producer, Frank Valentini mentioned that it will be a long while before Sonny ever figures out that Ava is actually the one who killed Connie, and not AJ.

What would you like to see happen with Sonny and Ava? Leave your comments below!

Will Sonny’s Discovery About Carlos Put a Wrench in His Plans?

Sonny wants to take down Julian Jerome’s operation. Since he can’t target Julian directly, because he is little Daniel Morgan’s life line, he has to go after his organization, starting with Carlos Rivera. Sonny asked his associates to do some digging and find out who Carlos Rivera exactly is. When Sonny finds out he is a relative of his late wife Lily Rivera (Lilly Melgar), will this put a wrench in his plans to take Carlos out? Will this discovery make peace between Sonny and Carlos or start a brand new war?

Sonny and Lily back in the day!

How Will Sonny Handle Connie’s Memorial?

Michael convinced his Father to make a last decision involving him and Connie. He told him not to do anything that he can’t live with. Ultimately. Michael convinced Sonny to attend Connie’s memorial service.

Things are looking pretty intense and Sonny’s emotions are running high.

How do you think he will handle himself at the funeral?

Check out what Maurice Benard tweeted today regarding what’s next! @MauriceBenardMB

Sonny Corinthos Suicide

“We all flirt with the tiniest notion, of self conclusion in one simplified notion, the trick is that you’re never supposed to act on it.” A line from a really great band, The Spill Canvas, in their song titled, Self Conclusion. Today, Sonny flirted with the thoughts of suicide. Sonny was fortunate enough to have Olivia and his sons there to plead with him, and try to talk him out of this state of mind. Sonny is bipolar, therefore he has extreme highs as well as lows. And when faced with the loss of someone he loves, he feels as if he has no where to turn, and that the world would be a better place if he left to be with Connie. Olivia told him who and how much he would be leaving behind, and that if he went through with this, he would be causing harm and pain to the ones he loves, who love him.

Maurice has really been bringing on the drama and intensity with this story. He has brought Sonny to the darkest place he as ever been. Connie has taken him to a place not even Brenda could take him. Losing Connie has mad Sonny lose himself. Maurice is showing the fans a portrayal of Sonny on a whole new level. We have seen Sonny’s dark days, his manic, days, his great days, and now we have seen this, rock bottom.

Every single person in that scene gave it their all today. Brian Craig (Morgan), Chad Duell (Michael), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), and Maurice Benard himself (Sonny). The dynamic was so powerful and the chemistry the actors portrayed as a family really shown through.

Will Sonny listen to his family and lean on them through his time of need? Share if you hope Sonny’s family saves him from himself.

 

 

Photo from Maurice Benard Official Fan Page on Facebook.