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  1. Daniel Avery

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    Heck, he said he'd have to call Olivia from the car to tell her the news. Can you imagine how well she took that?

    A thought about Kiki vs. Dr. Bensch: while it may seem really convenient/clever to have Scotty representing Bensch will likely be the downfall of the case--but not in the way we want. It's no secret in PC that Ava and Scotty are pals; if Bensch were to learn this, he could convince the judge his lawyer threw the case in Kiki's favor, having Scotty disbarred and likely having any guilty verdict vacated. Even worse, it would mean the case could not be tried again due to double jeopardy, allowing him to get off scot-free. He might already know it, and hired Scotty on purpose just so he can have leverage to get the verdict tossed if needed.

    Of course he would then turn up dead within hours, and half the hospital on the suspect list...so I guess there's that.
     
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    I find it hard to invest in the Dr. Bensch story, considering he spent so many months just kind of loitering around the hospital with no storyline to speak of. With the way these things go, Griffin would end up being the one who did him in. :re:
     
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    Genie Francis will be returning to GH in September! Granted, no one has said whether she will return with a contract, but perhaps a front-burner story for six (?) months would be preferable to being wallpaper while on contract. This whole "Kevin might actually be Ryan" story certainly would not be the same without Kevin's WIFE around.

    https://www.welovesoaps.net/2018/07/genie-francis-returning-to-general.html

    Oh, and Dr. Obrecht and Nelle might be one of my newest (and shortest-lived) supercouples.

    "Spread doze scrawny legs und POOSH!"
     
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    Oh, it sounds like I need to be watching again! The other day I watched half of the episode and then went to bed for an extended nap. Something about Nelle crying on Chase about if Michael doesn't die, she'll be left penniless. Suffer, ho, suffer.
     
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    Kevin being Ryan would be kind of interesting, given it was the same actor in both roles, as opposed to two actors playing Jason. :re:
     
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    I must say I was surprised they had that Nelle/Josslyn slugfest today, but hey--Josslyn IS her mother's daughter, and I guess it would have been sort of unfair for the much older, more scrappy Carly to inflict that beatdown in person. Was it necessary? No, mostly not. I think viewers would have been just as happy if Josslyn had given her one of those verbal beatdowns like Michael gave her the day before, with an accompanying bitch-slap or two. Brad and Lucas ending up with the baby was kind of what I imagined would happen, but the plotline loses some of its "oomph" when B&L have been virtually absent from the show for that past year or so. If those two had been more prominently featured up to now, I might feel a bit of urgency in the story. Instead, it's just a waiting game to watch the various parts of the story "unpack" themselves. Michael is a contract character while Brad and Lucas are barely on the canvas at all, so we all know who will end up the losers in this story...even though saddling Michael with a kid (eventually) when he barely has a life of his own doesn't seem like a very good long-term plan for him.

    Jonah/Wiley joins a pantheon of Port Chuckles children who have two identities: Rocco Falconeri spent the first year of his life as Britt's baby, Ben Westbourne. Danny Morgan spent his first six months as Tea Delgado's baby, Victor Lord III. Maxie and Spinelli's daughter Georgie was with the Falconeris for a period until they found out she was not theirs. Valentin and Lulu's "test-tube baby" Charlotte was raised for six years or so by surrogate mother Claudette. Even Michael has vacillated between being a Corinthos and a Quartermaine. I won't even get into the relationships of Jason, Drew, and Franco to Susan Moore, her cousin Heather Webber, and Alan Quartermaine. Suffice it to say their branch of the family tree looks more like a wreath. :)

    As it is, poor Bobbie Spencer will be introducing her "new grandchild" to everyone unaware that he's actually her great grandchild. But then, she'll likely be grateful to shave those extra years off.
     
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    I slept through all of this. Probably a better use of time than watching, anyway :D

    Yeah, confusion begins early with these people. And with his colorful history, shouldn't Brad be banned from the grounds of the hospital, much less going inside the building?

    "Grandma, what red hair you have!" :D
     
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    I'm afraid the actor who they've utilized for Cameron's unfortunate case of SORAS is comparatively weak when put into scenes with the young actors who play Oscar and Joslyn. Until they called him "Cameron" I seriously thought he was a day player!
     
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    I thought the same. If I'm not mistaken, they had a different actor playing SORASed Cameron a week or two ago and this latest one is a recast. Unless they plan to light a fire under this one, he might get recast again. I had to laugh at the interplay between Liz, Franco and Cam, though, when Franco offered to pay Cam's fine.

    Liz [paraphrasing]: "Now you will be working to pay Franco back."
    Franco: "No, that's not necessary..." [sees Liz's bitch-face glare] "Um, apparently it is necessary after all."

    I also enjoyed Ava slapping Griffin--twice--a lot more than I ought to have. Ava's attempt to tank Kiki's case over the revelation did not play well with me, but her wrath was fun because...well, Maura West, y'know? I may be totally misreading Matt Cohen's playing of the character, but I can't help but think either Griffin or Cohen is gayer than a picnic basket.
     

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