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Sorry for the delay but I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and was very tired when I got home. I had to clip up the episode twice because the quality of the first clip wasn’t what I want for the site. The second one is so much better. Hope you agree. I’m preparing a commentary I hope to post sometime later tonight or tomorrow. I have some more things to say on this episode and things in “general”.



Early bird catches the worm? Told you I’d have the clip and caps up early. Don’t I always deliver? Don’t answer that. So when do we finally call Tamara’s character Carly? She adopted the infamous Carly Hand-on-Hip stance today. All the while I was watching I was still thinking of her as Carly. Seeing her with Rebecca Herbst as Liz I’m still reminded very much of The Panic Room from 2003. I’m also wondering if and when Tamara’s story finally picks up. Within two weeks of her original premiere as Carly from 2001, she was in the thick of things. Here we are six appearances in, about two weeks in and we’ve pretty much gotten nothing. Tamara has not disappointed but this story line sure is going nowhere. And I still see Tamara as Carly.



Here finally is Tamara’s episode for today. Sorry it took me so long to get up, but I had dinner to get for my partner and I had a bit of an issue in ripping the clip. So Carly became a doctor! Too bad they didn’t do this back in 2005 when Tamara was making her decision to leave the show. Perhaps she might have been convinced to stay so we’d have a good Carly instead of a regressed soccer mom. Tamara was really rocking that ponytail today. Loved it to pieces. Reminds me of a scene from 2004 where Tamara was wearing a similar ponytail in some scenes with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos). I have an issue, though with Dr. Kim’s being the one to do the ultrasound on Maxie (Kirsten Storms). I don’t know about anyone else but at a teaching hospital it’s the technicians who usually do the imaging of patients. Rarely if ever does the specialist do the actual history and work. When I went to an OBGYN I never saw her. I had the resident do my endometrial biopsy and botch it so bad I had cramps for at least two or three days after. She didn’t do it well so I had to finally have my family doctor do it. In the whole appointment with the OBGYN specialist I never saw the actual doctor. So again not sure why Dr. Kim was doing the testing. Ah well…… It’s a soap opera.



I’ve been busy adding the most recent articles to the Press Section. To see those please feel free to click on the link below to go to the press section and check the header for the most recent additions.



Here finally is Thursday’s episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL. Sorry it took me so long to get it up but my on demand service was giving me hassles when I was trying to record and I didn’t get a good rendering when I clipped it up so I had to go back and re-clip and render. So I’m going to say it again, if anything Thursday’s episode again showed why Tamara’s return is wrong. Why? All during that scene with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) when they were introducing themselves, I was yelling at the screen, “PANIC ROOM PANIC ROOM PANIC ROOM!” I’m so tired of seeing on message boards that Laura Wright is somehow some sacred cow. When Frank Valentini knew he had Tamara, he should have done the political chess game it would have taken to bring her back as Carly. To me Tamara has seniority because she came before Wright. Wright is not playing Carly, she’s playing some other character and it’s ridiculous to even think she’s not. I’ve tried to be as conciliatory as I can to Wright’s fans, but I can’t anymore and I’m tired of having to keep “the peace” and being politically correct. There just comes a time when common sense has to prevail and logic rule. Soap operas are solidly trying to keep relevant. Part of that relevancy is unless there is a really good reason to bring a former actor back, then have a good reason for it. So far I’ve not seen any reason for Tamara to be back as this Kim. Don’t get me wrong I love the name. That is my partner’s name and I love her dearly, however, “Kim” hasn’t done anything that remotely looks promising. Or as Joel said in one of his comments here, “Loving how incredible Tamara has been in the role of Kim Nero; it’s a new role for her, being a doctor, so it’s refreshing to see her in a role such as Kim! Hoping to see her developed more as the weeks and months go on!” I mean all he has to say is that “she’s a doctor” and “it’s an incredible role”. I love my girl hence this site, but it’s been four episodes and there’s nothing awesome about this character or even a hint of where this story is going. Again having her interact with people she acted with before is only compounding the issue of using that history of Tamara as Carly especially with the reveal that Steve Burton is indeed Jason Morgan, I’m thinking of the flashback they could have used when Jason came back to Port Charles back in 2002 to compound that history between Carly, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason. I’m thinking of that scene where Carly sees Jason at the Penthouse and jumps into his arms. I’m also still having the feeling this character is short-term. Sarah Brown lasted for almost two years as Claudia Zacharra and from the looks of “Kim’s” squirrelly behaviour, I don’t see the character lasting long. We as Tamara’s fans who would love to see her return to being Carly, let your voice be heard. In the poll I ran here on the site 66% of the respondents said they wanted her as Carly. Most of the message boards and comment sections I’ve read want Wright gone. That should mean something. It used to.



I’ve added some new scans to the gallery. It’s an article on Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer) where she discusses her 40 years on GENERAL HOSPITAL. She talks about working with Tony Geary (Luke), Genie Francis (Laura), Kin Shriner (Scotty) and the late Gloria Monty. The pertinent part though is she mentions Tamara being back on the show. I’ll just include that section here, but I’m getting the very real feeling given what she says, Jackie would have loved to have had Tamara return as Carly. She speaks about Tamara with such love and affection of that of a mother with a daughter. I’m thinking the same way. And again I’m going to voice my feelings on the absurdity of having Tamara come back to play some other really needless character when she could have so easily returned as Carly. But can’t upset the Laura Wright fans….. Right? Scans can be found at the gallery link below.

Zeman is downright giddy over the recent GH return of Tamara Braun, who from 2001-05 played her daughter, Carly, and is now playing Kim Nero. “I want scenes with her so bad!” she chuckles. “I just think that would be really fun for the fans, for our viewers and the GH family, to see us two in scenes together, so I do hope that they will give us something to do. I just love her. She is such a talented actress and a really, really special person. I just love her heart, her soul and her spirit.” The pair has kept in touch over the years. “We both love theater, so we’re together a lot, because we go and see pretty much everything that comes to L.A., and we’d get together for lunch every once in a while. It’s just great to have her back.”



Here is today’s media for Tamara’s episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL. Not much here and the clip is very short, but hey, it’s Tamara. There is also some scans added to the press section. As always you’ll find the links under the requisite visual links. Just click on those to get you to where you want to go. After Thursday’s episode though, I won’t be posting the video here on the main site. The link will point to the section in the video section where you can watch the day’s clips. So get your clickers ready.



Here is today’s media. Sorry it’s so late but lots of things happening right now and couldn’t get to it till now. Hate to have to say it but I’m still not feeling “Kim”. So much of Tamara’s isms today reminded me too much of Carly. How she took Jason/Patient6’s (Steve Burton) face, her voice, some of the clumsiness. That was all Carly. For me inc clipping all this up I’m still wondering why they brought her back at all, and by the looks of it she’s going to be “Ava Lite” in terms of a bit like Ava her DAYS OF OUR LIVES femme fatale. Like before to view the screencaps click on the gallery link at the camera. The video will be embedded. For all other videos please go to the media section.



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