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General Hospital 

Families, friends, enemies, and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate city of Port Charles, New York, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner, and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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Nelle gives the performance of a lifetime. Valentine makes a big announcement. Laura worries Robert is deluding himself. Jax pays Nina a visit. Sasha acts recklessly. (S58 Ep30)


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Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos / ... 2,579 episodes, 1993-2020
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 2,051 episodes, 1991-2020
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,973 episodes, 2005-2020
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,937 episodes, 2003-2020
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,895 episodes, 1997-2020
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,624 episodes, 1996-2020
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,254 episodes, 2005-2020
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,187 episodes, 1996-2020
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,132 episodes, 2005-2016
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,132 episodes, 1996-2016
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,077 episodes, 2005-2013
Chad Duell ...  Michael Corinthos / ... 1,061 episodes, 2010-2020
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,054 episodes, 2009-2020
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Events in this daytime drama are centered in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. On-going plots are centered around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company E.L.Q.), and some sort of international intrigue involving former Agents of the W.S.B. (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura's (Genie Francis') wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's (John Colicos') evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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When Genie Francis was written out in 2002, Laura was originally supposed to remember her stepfather Rick molested her in the attic when she was a child. This was scrapped at the last-minute after several re-writes and Laura instead remembered she found Rick having sex with a nurse in the attic. Genie Francis has stated in an interview that she went to the producers and appealed to them for a better write-off, but they declined. See more »

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Carly Corinthos: OK. I'm down here. It's your turn.come on.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Oh, boy.
Carly Corinthos: Come on, Alexis. You have always thought you were better than me. Now's your change to prove it.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: I never said I was better than you, just smarter and classier. You're clearly a better athlete, and you have much better survival instincts. Kind of like a cockroach.
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Butcher Jill Farren Phelps does it again!
6 June 2005 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

After Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Another World, and One Life to Live, the Soap Butcher Jill Farren Phelps has placed her friends in high position often ruining such high quality shows. When I was watching Guiding Light, it was at its peak in 1991. They fired the producer and replaced them with Butcher Phelps. She drove Beverlee McKinsey away by overworking her to death. She killed off beloved Ellen Parker's character Maureen. So Parker won an Emmy but the loss was much worse for the audience. On Another World, she killed off Alice Barrett Mitchell's beloved Mary Frances Frame Winthrop in a ridiculous storyline. On One Life to Live, I could only imagine what she did to that show which took years recover. Now she is ruining General Hospital by driving the great John Ingle away to Days Of Our Lives where he received a contract role. I feel sorry and sympathy for Jed Allan because he has a tough act to follow. The Quartermaines used to be the funnest family on television completely. She drove the great Dame Anna Lee away right before her death. Now Kristina Malandro Wagner refuses to return unless she gets a contract for playing Felicia Jones. Why aren't the veterans of this getting the short end of the stick? I bet Gloria Monty is livid over the show getting Best Drama Emmy under Phelps. I know Monty's heart was always in the right place with this show and her last time around wasn't successful as the Luke & Laura days but still, I know Butcher Phelps track record with soaps. Nobody in the real workplace would allow somebody whose cost so much damage to so many people. I am glad that Robin Strasser is speaking against Phelps' known favoritism for certain actors. I am going to single them out now on General Hospital because it would be unfair. But I know after 25 years of watching soaps, I could do a better job to satisfy both fans and the cast and crew. I am sorry but Phelps is just a Soap Opera Butcher to me. I know Guiding Light was great at the time but she made terrible decisions which cost fans. Now Guiding Light might be up for cancellation! the cast and crew took a pay cut to keep the show afloat. Remember Another World! Phelps was there before she jumped ship to One Life To Live. What goes on behind the scenes must be more fascinating than on screen. Guiding Light and Another World were creations of another daytime diva or queen Irna Phillips who would be turning over in her grave if she knew what this woman has done to her children.

Now Phelps is killing off Alan Quartermaine who has been played faithfully by Stuart Damon for 30 years. I'm concerned that she is going to lose one of the show's best attributes, the Quartermaine Family. She and the network practically drove Anna Lee out over a contract dispute. Even with John Ingle's welcome return, the shadow over the show is still different. I don't blame cast members like Leslie Charleson and others for being so vocal about Damon's departure. It's as shocking as it comes. This is what you get when you have somebody like Phelps at the helm.


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