General Hospital (1963)
Ian Abercrombie (actor),
Joel Adams (actor),
Eddie Albert (actor),
Aki Aleong (actor),
Frank Aletter (actor),
Laurent Alexandre (actor),
Jed Allan (actor),
George Alvarez (actor),
Robert Amico (actor),
Keith Amos (actor),
Richard Dean Anderson (actor),
George Pan Andreas (actor),
Ben Andrews (actor),
Nick Annunziata (actor),
Philip Abbott (actor),
Plot: During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
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Brenda Barrett: I'm worth the wait.
Faith Rosco: We don't have much time to get out of here.::Justice Ward: You know what, Faith? You've been stabbed twice. You're in no condition to go anywhere but to the hospital.::Faith Rosco: So I'm in pain. That's not going to stop my legs from working. If we wait any longer, I will never get out of here. If the killer doesn't get me, the Quartermaines are going to stone me to death.::Justice Ward: You know what? You're right. They're not the most compassionate group.::Faith Rosco: You think?::Justice Ward: You know, I hate the way the Quartermaines treat other people, especially each other. They're like a pack of wolves waiting to tear each other to shreds. I don't know why I wanted to be a part of this family.::Faith Rosco: Everybody wants to belong somewhere.
Dillon Quartermaine: It's getting hotter.::Georgie Jones: Even the floor feels like it's burning!::Dillon Quartermaine: OK, OK, OK, OK, OK. That explosion came from below us, right? So I'm sure - I'll bet anything the stairwells are blocked.::Travis: So we're trapped? Great, man, that's just great!::Georgie Jones: Tom, it's OK.::Travis: I'm out of here. I'm going to use the elevator because it's a lot better than getting deep-fired!::Dillon Quartermaine: Wait a second, wait a second, dude.::Travis: Get out of my way.::Dillon Quartermaine: I'm not letting you leave. We stick together, all right? There's no smoke in here. They can still come and get us.::Travis: Look, Dillon, I get that you're a good guy but...::Dillon Quartermaine: Tom, Dude, the elevators are shut down! Even if you found an open stairwell, it's going to be filled up with smoke and that's going to kill you a lot faster than the fire will.::Georgie Jones: Hey, he's right.::Travis: Oh, so we just wait?::Dillon Quartermaine: No, we be smart. We stay alive as long as we can.
Faith Rosco: If the princess doesn't want to leave, we'll go without her. Enjoy the blaze!::Luke Spencer: Skye, you can't just sit here and wait for the - wait for the room to go up in flames.::Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Well, it hasn't reached us yet. And, look, we have water, you know, and I heard the fire engines down stairs. We should wait here until we get evacuated.::Luke Spencer: We've got to go up or down now.::Skye Quartermaine Jacks: No, I'm telling you, it is too risky!::Luke Spencer: If the explosions have caused the stairwells to be blocked, then they're going to be putting people on choppers from the roof.::Faith Rosco: Oh, hello! Less chat, more running for cover!::Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Luke, come on, you already passed out once!::Luke Spencer: Yeah, and your first-aid techniques have made me a stronger, better man.::Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Oh, come on, Luke!::Luke Spencer: Skye! The fire is moving through the walls! This room could go up in flames in five minutes!::Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Well, you know, it hasn't reached us yet, OK?::Luke Spencer: Darling, I am not a white knight.::Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Yeah, well, this isn't a test, OK? I'm not waiting for you to rescue me.::Luke Spencer: Well, then come with me!::Skye Quartermaine Jacks: No way, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, I'm staying.::Faith Rosco: Great, super. Let's go, my nail polish is melting!
Helena Cassadine: They don't keep people like us in hell, dear, we'd end up running the place.
Helena Cassadine: [to Felicia] Discussing strategy with you would be like playing chess with a sugar bowl.
Elizabeth Webber: Jason, I'm not gonna lie and say I don't care for you. I just hope you wouldn't have to lie to me and say you feel the same way.
Sonny Corinthos: Alexis, you're scared. I'm scared. But Sam has a right to protect her child.::Alexis Davis Cassadine: Since when you care about anybody's rights but your own? Make her! You can make her! You can pressure her into inducing labor! You can do it, or you can get Jason to do it! If all of the sudden, at the last minute you have suddenly developed a conscience...::Sonny Corinthos: You want me to bully a pregnant woman?::Alexis Davis Cassadine: I want my baby to live! I do! I don't mean to beg you and ask you to ask another woman to risk her baby for mine. But if the situation were reversed, If Kristina were drowning, Sam would - would save her, she would. She wouldn't stop to think about what it would do to her baby. She'd dive in and pull her out. That's all she needs to do. She just has to dive in and pull my baby out! If she doesn't do it, she's going to die. Sonny, please.::Sonny Corinthos: Now, listen to me, OK? Sam made the best decision she could for her child's life. I can't - I can't fight her on that. I can't. We will find another way to save Kristina. I promise you.::Alexis Davis Cassadine: Don't lie to yourself. If she doesn't get those stem-cells, she going to die.
Tracy Quartermaine: Let me make this perfectly clear - I find you hideous on every conceivable leave. I have wanted you gone from the very first moment you slithered into my mother's rose garden. Why would I help you?::Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: Because we want the same thing Tracy - Money.::Tracy Quartermaine: You don't have any. And your husband is working for small change.::Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: But I have other plans for Edward and his estate. If you help me, I'll give you half his fortune.
Steven Lars Webber: So, I spoke to your doctors in Manhattan, transferred over your medical records, and - I mean, you know, obviously, they're going to be fine doing your operation.::John Durant: Oh, thanks. Not that I don't love it here in Port Charles. I'd just feel a little safer with my own people.::Steven Lars Webber: I totally understand completely and have you told Carly?::John Durant: She's coming with me.::Steven Lars Webber: What? How did you manage that?::John Durant: Honestly, it was her own decision. I couldn't talk her out of it.::Steven Lars Webber: Wow, she's really start to care about you.::John Durant: It's hard to believe. But I think you might be right. I just hope that feeling doesn't vanish when I put her husband behind bars.