Do you remember that obnoxious kid, Kiefer, who punched out and knocked out Michael Corinthos at Jake’s a couple of weeks ago?
Well, he’s back.
Kiefer (Christian Alexander) and Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) will be involved in a storyline highlighting the problem of teen dating abuse on General Hospital.

Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina) and Christian Alexander (Kiefer) in a scene that airs the week of July 20.
“General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Photo credit: Ron Tom/ABC

Austin-based Loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH) is acting as an expert advisor on the GH storyline.
Kristina, the 16 year old daughter of mob leader Sonny Corinthos (Emmy-winner Maurice Benard) and District Attorney Alexis Davis (Emmy-winner Nancy Lee Grahn) will experience what teens are experiencing in real life and be confused by the roller coaster relationship.
Loveisrespect, NTDAH is a safe, anonymous resource for teens who seek information about healthy dating relationships. Teens may connect via phone or chat with peer advocates who are trained to respond to their concerns.
The Helpline is a place for teens to go to check out their feelings and to learn the red flags of an unhealthy relationship. Available 24/7, the Helpline also provides resources to parents, teachers and friends of teens.
Click here to find out more about teen dating abuse and get the answers to questions like what constitutes an abusive relationship.
The storyline is geared to the teen audience portion of GH viewers, but it can also help parents to be aware of warning signs in their teen’s relationships.
As far as Kristina getting involved in an unhealthy relationship….
All I can say is like mother, like daughter.
Can you say Jerry Jax?
He brings the words “unhealthy relationship” to a whole new level.

An interesting press release arrived today that I thought I’d share with you.
When I saw Nancy Lee Grahn’s name in the headline, it immediately got my attention.
And as I read on, it became even more interesting.
As a soap fan, I have – for years – enjoyed Nancy Lee Grahn’s portrayal of the strong, smart, ever-so-efficient attorney Alexis Davis.
But I had no idea that she was involved in a court battle regarding her child.
According to this release, Grahn is testifying Tuesday at the California Assembly Judiciary Committee Hearing on behalf of Bill AB 612. If passed, the bill would outlaw the use of Parental Alienation Syndrome to gain custody of children in divorce situations.
The syndrome describes behavior where one parent turns a child against the other by convincing the child the parent has treated him or her badly, even when they have not. Many call it “junk science” and are trying to get it banned from being used to gain custody in divorce cases.
Below is the press release which describes Grahn’s participation in these hearings and her support for this bill.
T.V. Star Nancy Lee Grahn to Join Dozens of Family Court Victims to Urge Passage of Assemblyman Jim Beall’s AB 612
What: Pre-Hearing Press Conference
Who: Daytime TV Celebrity Nancy Lee Grahn & dozens of family court victims & court reform advocates
When: 8:30AM on Tuesday, April 28 – Press Conference; 9:00AM Hearing in Room 4202
Where: State Capitol- Room 444
Acclaimed television star Nancy Lee Grahn will address reporters tomorrow about her personal family court ordeal before she testifies on behalf of AB 612 at the California Assembly Judiciary Committee Hearing. Grahn will join dozens of parents and children to speak about the ravages of Parental Alienation Syndrome, or PAS, on their lives, and the desperate need for family court reform.
Like thousands of parents in California’s family courts, Grahn was falsely accused of alienating her child against her father, yet she eventually prevailed in her protecting her child. AB 612 would outlaw the use of this unscientific theory that is typically responsible for placing more than 58,000 children per year in the U.S. into dangerous homes with parents the children have identified as their molesters and abusers (Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence). Beall’s bill is just one of a handful of measures addressing the need for family court reform in California this year.
PAS is a controversial, unscientific theory that does not meet legal evidentiary standards, yet it is commonly used in family courts everywhere. PAS and related alienation theories are not accepted or endorsed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, American Psychological Association, American Prosecutors Research Institute, National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, and nearly all credible researchers on the subject.

There are two things that I could do without on General Hospital.
Number one: Robin obsessing over the fact that her baby constantly cries while she is taking care of her and doesn’t cry around just about every other person on the planet.
And number two: mob violence.
Monday’s episode, happily, was void of the first and pretty much void of the second.
Which in itself was an improvement over some of the more recent episodes.
But more than that, there were a couple of good things coming out of Monday’s episode.
Top of my list – Luke (Tony Geary) and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).
The two have such a good rapport and an ease and comfort, that I just loved that scene with the two of them commiserating about their respective love lives.
Dontcha just love the way he calls her Natasha?
I just chuckle every time he does it.
Another thing that got my attention: FBI guy and Jason (Steve Burton).
Although I don’t like the mob stuff in general, I found FBI guy’s offer to Jason interesting.
Jason didn’t dismiss the agent’s offer to give Jason immunity in exchange for information on Sonny and Anthony Zacchara that would bring both of them down.
What I really liked was the way the agent brought up Jason’s history.
Although we all know how once upon a time Jason was a promising doctor-to-be, it’s sometimes easy to forget given that he’s been in the mob for so long.
And, I have to say, I would be very interested to see what would ensue if Jason takes him up on the offer.
So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.