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Jane Elliot To Exit General Hospital!

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For quite some time now fans of General Hospital have heard the rumblings that Jane Elliot was preparing to walk away from her beloved role as Tracy Quartermaine.

Since bursting on to the GH scene back in 1978 and then leaving and returning, following a string of other memorable primetime and daytime roles, Elliot has left an indelible mark that will never be forgotten in our genre. Now comes word via Daytime Confidential that Jane has informed ABC and the General Hospital executives that she plans on departing the show at the end of her contract this spring.

Right now, Elliot has been in major story with Michael Easton’s Finn and Rebecca Budig’s Hayden, and is always embroiled in the Quartermaine family drama.  With Jane’s departure it would sure seem to signal a major end of an era for the Q Clan.

So, if this holds true and Jane leaves, how do you think Tracy should exit the canvas?  Will you be devastated by her departure? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Ricardo

I love Jane, she is a wonderful actress. I will miss her on GH.

nancy dillingham

Would be sad to see her go now that she has just begun to make up for all the
“crazy” years she was written, not as the strong-willed, forceful Tracy that she always had been, but as a weak vessel falling at the feet of “Fluke,” that incomprehensible character!

Jenny

Paging Anna Stuart!!!!

Celia

Great idea, Jenny…..Love Anna Stuart ( Greelee’s mom and Vicki’s–AW).
I don’t want Jane to leave, but if she must, then Anna is a great choice. What would be the reason for Tracy to up and leave? There are already so many loose ends as it is…..a recast would be the way to go.
The irony would kick me in the rear if, Anna, as Tracy, would turn out to be Hayden’s bio mom and not Naomi. Together again?
Now, all we need is for Walt Willy to show up as Dr. Webber, Hayden’s and Lizzie’s father.

Shay

You mean Dr. Gina Dante…..as Anna Stuart was once known in the Port Charles sphere. Been there, done that, as far as this actress is concerned!

Connor (AvidSoapFan)

I will be sad when she leaves. Such an amazing and remarkable actress, Jane Elliot, you WILL be missed!

David

Recast Tracy with Robin Strasser, ex Dorian OLTL, she will be terrific as Tracy Quartermaine.

Richard

That would be PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!

Karen

She can not be replaced ! There are just some actors that leave an indelible mark.

Lew S.

No, Jane Elliot cannot be replaced. Maybe she will leave to join Luke, wherever he is.

NancyH

My thought exactly!

PennySoap

I agree!

Dan

Absolutely not. You don’t replace Jane Elliot.

Jeffre jonas morer

No you do not! She is a daytime icon!

Steve

There are some roles that cannot be recast. Tracy Quartermaine is definitely one.

Rhonda

I agree that Jane is not replaceable. However, the Q’s are on the endangered species list.
Bring in Robin Strasser and/or Erika Slezak as some long lost Q relative.
Then maybe Melissa Archer as someone’s daughter, also a long lost Q relative. Failing that bring back Skye Quartermaine.
Before someone screams that the cast is too bloated, I need to remind them that the Q’s are rapidly disappearing. Let us beef up the Q mansion!

Celia

You are so right, Steve. Some characters/roles are too memorable to replace.
But, I echo what Rhonda has said. It makes sense to recast.

rebecca1

Hi Rhonda…Robin and/or Erika would be perfect to pick up the slack. GH really needs to revamp its Q family; Ned should be a constant (always loved him), more Dillon (love him, too), Jason should return to his Q roots and bring in Sam and kids, Michael should be at the house more, Monica needs to be the grand dame of the house now and Skye Quartermaine should have returned for AJ’s funeral!!!! and should return now.

Personally, I could do without Melissa Archer. Never took to Natalie…

Robin Strasser and Erika? They’d fit right into the canvas. I do believe Robin’s been starving for work ever since the demise of OLTL and would welcome a return to daytime; not so sure Erika would be into another contract. But she could somehow be incorporated.

Losing Tracy is a biggie… 😉

Eric

She’s irreplaceable! Iconic role and actress that cannot be ever replaced! I hope she strolls off into the proverbial sunset with Luke….her one true love!

nancy dillingham

GREAT idea!

Charday

I like the long-lost Q relative(s) coming in, as Rhonda suggested.

Timmm

Fing NO!

dmr

This is sad news. I have always enjoyed Jane Elliot. I will miss her. Unfortunately, her exit will only further the demise of the beloved Quartermaine family.

KansasGuest

I hope Jane will consider returning for short cameos on important occasions. It’s time the Q’s repopulated with the younger generation anyway. They are all there – Tracy’s kids and Alan’s remaining son. As much as they want to get away from it, it’s time Jason, Ned & Dylan do their bit to bolster the family name. Was a poor decision to make the next generation such slackers when it comes to business.

My ideas – ELQ needs to buy Crimson, and put Nina & Dylan firmly in the circle of the Crazy Quartermaines. Lila’s little namesake needs to return with Skye – even if she’s not technically a Q by blood. With Michael & Ned running ELQ, Skye could come on to take a place on the hospital board. And, with her background, Griffin would finally get off Sonny’s back and find another reclamation project. Ned needs to marry Olivia because she would finally give the Q’s something they’ve been lacking – a REAL Italian Thanksgiving, with the best pizza they’ve ever tasted.

It’s difficult to find something for Jason to do because he isn’t the corporate type. Security/risk management for ELQ’s holdings? Or, maybe he can join Sam in her PI firm with Curtis.

tsuds

Always like a good murder mystery exit with a poison pickle relish concoction..

libby bess

gh will not be the same without tracy have watched gh from day one wish her the best

nancy dillingham

Ditto!

Patricio

Heartbreaking .

Joan Faist

Please leave it open so she could come back is that’s what she wants. Love Jane and her character, Tracy

Tamara

I agree!

davlestev1

i don’t blame her. Get out while the getting is good. GOOD LUCK…enjoy your retirement.

Eileen Hargis

Shes not jumping off a sinking ship! Shes retiring after a long, successful career.

rebecca1

LOL. Agree, Eileen!

davlestev1

Good Lord people read between the lines…connect the dots..eileen haggis I mean by all means go while the character is in a good place in her mind to leave the show. AND STOP YELLING AT ME IN ALL CAPS JK ROWLING LOL. Some people. Well I never.

JK

THE LADY KNOWS WHEN TO RETIRE…..GH IS BETTER THAN EVER.

rebecca1

LOL, davelestev1…it’s all good but to be honest my first instinct was to agree with Eileen because it really did sound like you were implying GH isn’t that great…get out before it totally tanks. I think your words, “Get out” sorta set that tone.

Peace!!! 😉

davlestev1

Well I did mean while she was happy with the character. But to be honest the whole of the ship that was once daytime sunk with the end of world turns/guiding light and abc’s double cancellation. Jane Elliot isn’t on a sinking ship..she’s clinging to a piece of floating drift wood like Days cast. The once tall mighty ship that sailed across three channels of called daytime drama is now lying in a ship graveyard. Oh how morbid I am hee hee.

rebecca1

Nice visuals…imagery. Howeva…I only partially agree! Canceling so many soaps was the beginning of the end for the genre…and the abrupt cancellation of AMC (which I hadn’t watched in centuries, ahem…and my beloved OLTL was cruel and shocking. Cruel, because it came without warning and ripped a piece of history and continuity out from under viewers who watched for years.

But I must say I honestly think GH has been great lately. I think Jane’s leaving when the show is at its best it’s been in a long time. Still, that has nothing to do with it. She’s been said to have considered retiring for quite a while. And I do think she was even more motivated when Geary left. Same age group…same shared history. Gave her that extra umph she needed to actually do it. Sucks though…

Patricio

I remember this phenomenal, uniquely beautiful actress steal every scene she was in back in the 1970s. She came and went from General Hospital but she made the soap opera villain a multi dimensional character. One that we loved to hate and we hated to love.

I don’t know the details of your departure but Godspeed to you and thank you for sharing your talent for so many years.

I say this with a heavy heart “you will be missed”

Sue M.

She is the back bone of GH! Who will fight with Monica? She been on GH as long as I could remember.
I think it is not a good move. Her character is quite important. Do not like it !!!

Eileen Hargis

She wants to retire, its her choice. You want to change her mind on what SHE wants to do with her life??

Rhonda

Eileen, folks get to express their sadness and disappointment that Jane is leaving this role she has been playing for many many years without you admonishing them.
Do you not understand that this is a compliment to her as an actress?
You tend to come off as being combative which is puzzling to me.

Eileen H Hargis

Jane said she was retiring and why. A fan said make her stay. I simply commented it was the actress’s choice and why badger her. You cant understand that??I merely replied to a fan. No combat motive there. Its just silly to wish someone didnt feel the way they do.

Rhonda

Yeah, but Eileen, you to tend to shout down fans about how they feel, this is not the first time. This seems to be a pattern with you.

Celia

Good grief!! For the life of me, I can never understand why be so contrary.
Fans are just expressing their thoughts. Give us a break!!

Celia

@Rhonda.
Agreed, Rhonda…..Eileen is in the habit of talking down to fans….the same over at Y&R.

Steve

To not distract from Jane during her exit, if it is deemed that Mr. Geary return, let it only be for one episode.

An alternative “happy” ending has Larry Ashton returning for Ned’s wedding to Olivia F. Larry tells Tracy she’s the only woman he’s ever loved and legitimately has come into millions on dollars — her turn to live off him. Regardless, I hope Hugo Napier returns for at least one more scene of bickering.

When Tracy leaves, Who’ll remind Monica that Alan gave her that house (because he was an idiot).

Paul

Oh no, don’t get her struck with that low rent con Ashton again. If she has to go (sigh), better with her TRUE partner, Luke.

Dan

Really sad to hear this, but it wasn’t unexpected. Jane has come and gone many times over the years. I’m actually surprised she stuck around for 14 years on this go around. Loved all the stuff she did with Tony Geary. But other than the storyline where she got sick last year, they really haven’t had a lot for her to do since Tony left.

She’s one of the all-time soap icons and will definitely be missed. It’s sad to see how the once mighty and powerful Quartermaines have slowly dwindled down to almost nothing. But such is life, nothing lasts forever. Hope they give her a nice send off. And of course leave the door open for her to return.

Thanks for many years of entertainment, Jane! You’ve been a pleasure to watch.

nancy dillingham

And I HATED all the stuff she did with “him”! It destroyed the “real” character of Tracy Quartermaine. But she was just beginning to be written back as the original character–her acerbic nature softened, admittedly–but, judging from the recent interviews she has given, I think she didn’t mind the “softening.”

Timmm

“HIM” won EIGHT Emmys!

brian

well… I will miss her tons….but I will retiring from my job at 57…so can we blame her for wanting time to do whatever she has planned.

she has given us so much of her acting career and I am grateful to her for that

all the best

Joe

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Tammy

If she feels that she can’t come back on reoccurring role from time to time then kill her off.
Or make her go off with Luke somewhere …
This way she had an open door if she wants to ever pop in.

I don’t wanna see anyone else as Tracy.

nancy dillingham

NOOOOOOOO! DON’T kill off a legacy character. Let her go off on a LONG trip to Tahiti or Rangoon or wherever. And Monica could mention her now and then–LOL!

Magneto

Have her leave town with Luke and ride off into the sunset. They could bring Skye Chandler back to liven things up at the Q’s. I’m against a recast. Jane is Tracy Q.

Celia

The Amsterdam sunset. LOL.

Shay

Only if Tracy consumes another “space cake” by mistake, CeeCeeGirl!

Celia

@Shay.
APPLAUSE!! Good one!!

Celia

@Shay.
Hmmm, a nunnery. Will Ophelia be there?

Shay

Thank you, CeeCeeGirl!!!! As for your query regarding “Ophelia?” Why yes, I do believe she will be at that aforementioned nunnery…along with a more contemporary “character” who should also be “cloistered!”

Celia

@Shay.
You are naughty, ma belle. LOL
Hmmm. We should make a list of that particular ‘cloistered’ GH group.

Shay

WE SHOULD, CeeCee! And wouldn’t that be TOO much fun??????

su0000

awww no..

Jane Elliot / Tracy Quartermaine. My favorite!!!

I knew she would be leaving, I just knew it 🙁

Well, I’m happy for her, sad for me.

I really hope Luke, her love, will walk into the sunset with her.
It would be the end , or beginning, of their long time love story …
A perfect ending- goodbye …

Rhonda

Ah, that was nice, SUOO.

nancy dillingham

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Su0000, PULEEESE, no long walk off into the sunset with who-know-who! Let her leave with at least a shred of dignity–LOL!

Shay

You mean another long walk away on a foggy pier with that reprobate of an ex….thanks, but no thanks!!!! Tracy Angelica Quartermaine deserves far better than that fate. I hope JE’s departure will be an inspiring and uplifting one for her iconic character…rather than a doom and gloom ending. Always leave the door open for a visit from Tracy, but NO recasts, please!

Patricio

Luke and her are a great exit for the fans.

su0000

Luke and Tracy are a love story..
they have loved each other for like forever (after laura)
they should be together at last..

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She leaves for Luke who is ill and marries him off camera…

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i first seen Jane Eliot who played a nun in Elvis’s last movie Change Of Habit…

Mary SF

One of my all time favorite movies– and Jane was wonderful as the spunky nun- and so young– wish her well in retirement.

Daisy Day

I love that movie. Love Elvis. Jane is fabulous!

Shay

Maybe Tracy will decide to retreat to a nunnery!

Celia

Hmmmm, Jimmy. I wonder why Sally Field wasn’t cast as the nun ( and her nun’s cap and wimple, LOL) for that movie!?….

Celia

I thought I had seen all of Elvis’ movies. I don’t seem to remember that one, Jimmy. ….’gotta’ raid Gran’s stash. I must have missed that one.
But, I did watch “Escape from The Planet Of The Apes” with a then, 30-year-old, Eric Braeden.

nancy dillingham

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And UUGGHH! 🙂

Roberta G

I hate to see her leave but if she is it would be the perfect time for Luke to show up and the two of them take off together.

nancy dillingham

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (Am I repeating myself???? Well, so be it!

Timmm

Grow up!

Rhonda

Well, to echo, Nancy, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Traci deserves better than that.

rebecca1

Wow! You MUST be kidding! “Grow up?” Nancy (as well as the rest of us), can express her dislike for a character to her heart’s content. As for “growing up?” The amount of immaturity and cattiness that’s been displayed by the pot-calling-the kettle-black and friends… should take a seat and rethink that comment.

Ray

It is sad to see another legacy character leave their roles behind. I did not watch “Guiding Light” during JE’s era, but I loved her on “Days” as Anjelica. Jane has never been given the accolades she deserves as an actress. I think she is a powerhouse every time she is on the screen. Best of luck to your future and thank you for years of entertainment.

toscanti

She was fantastic as “Carrie Todd Marler” on GL. She played multiple personality like no other. I’ll miss her on GH.

Kevin C

I loved GL during the days that Douglas Marland was the head writer and YES, Jane as Carrie Todd Marler was superb but short lived for there was some conflict between the producer Allen Potter and Douglas Marland and the storyline ended along with Douglas Marland leaving Guiding Light which was a downfall for Guiding Light. In my opinion Douglas Marland was the best head writer GL has ever had and Guiding Light won 2 emmys for best writing and show during Douglas time on GL..I don’t blame Jane Elliott for leaving for she was kind enough to give us all these years of her talent. Wishing you nothing but the best Jane and enjoy your free time.

Alan

Doug Marland was a master of using a show’s history to generate story as well as telling young love stories that could build the next generation.

Paul

Maybe she should return to “Days” as Anjelica – it might help that currently terribly written show and other people her character was involved with (Justin, Adrienne, Victor) are still on the canvas. The only one on there I TRULY enjoy now is Meredith Scott Lynn as nosy, fun Anne Millbauer.

Deelo

she will be missed; a wonderful actor – has seen GH through the good and the bad. The character is needed on GH as she is the matriarch of the Quartermane family so a recast (using Robin Strasser, if possible) would be warranted. But her shoes will not be filled, only changed. Wishing her the best on her future endeavors. She was classy, brawny, smart and funny as Tracy – thanks for the memories.

k/kay

My dear lady I hope when you exit you can say I did it my way!!! Good luck god speed!!!

Celia

Awwwww. Such sad news!!!! Wish you well, Jane.

giovanna

I love Jane it’ll a sad day and an of an era for the quartermane the next genaration starts with michael let’s see how it goes

Jd

Oh man…so sad. I love Jane and Tracy 🙁

nancy dillingham

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! 🙂

Natalie

Love Jane Elliot as a Tracy Quartemaine and she should not be recast! If Jane would like to retire or move on leave Tracy open for Jane to pop in. Storyline option could be Tracy going overseas to work for ELQ, expanding the market. Please keep Wally Kurt/Ned in Port Charles as we need as many “Q’s” to keep the legacy going!

nancy dillingham

Now, I DO like that idea of “going overseas to work for ELQ–would be keeping in character.

Lisa

I’m very saddened by this news.
Jane please reconsider.
On the other hand if she does leave – might I suggest bringing back Skye Chandler Quartermaine to helm ELQ.

NancyH

Maybe GH will give her a storyline she can’t resist. I hope!

Bill

Surprised she’s hung around this long. The writers at “General Hospital” have never been the least bit interested in re-invigorating the Quartermaine clan. Losing Alan and Edward was devastating, and bringing in Dylan and Ned part-time just didn’t cut it. Jane needs to leave and let the Quartermaines die with her. Another reason to jump ship from this mob-steered Titanic.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Don’t know if it’s the writers or the brass at ABC who have not been interested in re-invigorating the Quartermaines (given that this lack of interest has continued across numerous writing and producing teams, I would guess it’s ABC), but it’s certainly been a mistake, as has the continuing mob domination (which I also think comes from higher up).

As other people have said, this departure is not a big surprise–but what a loss for the show!

Maybe they’ll put Leslie Charleson back on contract (assuming she’s interested).

Timmm

I agree Bill, NONE of the writing teams ever concentrated on PC’s FIRST FAMILY!

LIn

I hope they don’t kill Tracy. Could she go to be with Luke? I’d love that. Have Luke off Camera writing letters or calling her asking her to join him. Or let her meet some other man and go to meet him. Or have her go on a trip. But please don’t kill her. If Jane ever decides to make a short visit- maybe Ned or Dillon get married or whatever. I am sad she is leaving. I’ve never enjoyed the character as I do now. I”m sorry to see her go. And I agree if they recast Robin Strasser would be great.

Ck

A class act!

I was introduced to Tracy during her 2003 return and have loved the character ever since. Her battles with Skye were legendary and her fight and devotion for Luke is once in a lifetime.

Ms. Elliott, you are simply the best and I hope your send off is as epic as your return!

This is truly the end of the Quartermaine Era of GH….

nancy dillingham

See? That’s just it. Knowing the character of Tracy Q. as conceived and played from the beginning, she would never have stooped to THAT low level of fighting!

Jarrett

She withheld her father’s heart medication in a fight about his will, Tracy Q. never had a problem stooping low.

Rose

I’m sure a lot of soul searching went into Jane’s decision. Am wishing her the best in her new future. But I’m really going to miss Jane as Tracey Q. Hope they have a nice exit for her that doesn’t include Luke. And also hope there is potential for an occasional visit back to Port Charles that doesn’t require her signing a contract.

nancy dillingham

FINALLY, someone who agrees with me! “A nice exit that doesn’t include Luke.” Thank you, Rose!

Eva Roman

Have Tracy find true love with a new man, not a recyled ex-husband.

nancy dillingham

And someone else who agrees with me! (I’m racking up–and feeling better–LOL!)
Now THAT’S a good idea–“true love with a new (strong) man” to match her strongness. I do like the sound of that!

Rose

Yes!

Rodd

Jane Elliot cannot be replaced. There is only one Tracy Quartermaine. While I wish JE all the best in whatever she decides to do, I really wish she wouldn’t go. She and Tracy will be sorely missed. There will be such a huge hole on the canvass. And just as the Q’s were back on screen, what a shame.

I do hope they bring in some of the other Q characters with the same actors/actresses playing the roles. No one can replace or fill the void, but seeing more Q’s in PC would certainly soften the blow.

Steve

For those mentioning recast, it’s not an option. You can’t replace an actress who’s played the role (off and on) for almost 40 years! Regardless of who you brought in, viewers would never accept the new actress. Both Anna & Felicia were temporarily recast years ago and the newbies were quickly shuffled off.

And as for Robin Strasser, although she didn’t originate the role of Dorian, OLTL recast her for 3 years in the early 90s. Elaine Princi was a fine actress, but never really Dorian. Would Strasser be a good (temporary) addition to GH? – probably, but never as Tracy

Llanviewer717

I agree with you Steve. I absolutely remember when OLTL recast Dorian in the 90s. Ms. Princi never caught on with the fans because Robin Strasser so totally inhabits Dorian. Jane Elliot totally inhabits Tracy Quatermaine.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

And yet Robin Strasser wasn’t even the original Dorian; there were two actresses who played Dorian before her (and the original actress, Nancy Pinkerton, definitely had a strong presence and put her mark on the role). So it’s possible, sometimes, for a recast to capture the viewers’ hearts and imaginations and become the definitive performer in a role, even if the role is strongly identified with another performer.

That said, I agree that Tracy is un-recastable. They should not try it, even with someone of Strasser’s talent. It would be a mistake.

Patricia Sterrett

I will miss Tracy. She is a big part of GH, but I wish her all the best.

4ever DAYS

It would be cool to see Jane return to DAYS and Justin’s (Wally Kurth) bed!

rebecca1

LOL…can’t see that. Never watched DAYS or saw them together in that capacity but after watching them as mother and son for so many years that would be just too freaky.

Celia

Oh, wow, rebecca! I had no idea….I just assumed 4ever was kidding around…love the humor.
Yes, I see your point. The notion would, definitely, be freaky. LOL.

rebecca1

yep…you know I”m all for older woman/younger man but, LOL, still would be strange for me after knowing them as mother and son from GH.

Celia

Again, LOL, rebecca, you have your own style of making laugh…too funny.
But, in defense of 4ever, if uou were familiar with the names and the characters, and their respective storylines, the synopsis would be clear enough.
I followed his backstory perfectly….some of the characters are still around.

Celia

Yeah, I was a little confused myself concerning Jack Devereaux . I didn’t know he was also known as Billie Johnson. And, I definitely did not know about Anjelica.
I learned something, thanks to 4ever. LOL.

Celia

LOL, 4ever….your humor never fails to make me chuckle. Why? You remind me of myself. I can see comedy in just about any given situation, if I try hard enough. HaHa!!
Actually, I would love to see Jane in any role, I love her that much. So, YES, bring it on!!

rebecca1

CeeCee…Not sure if you know this but though I never watched Days I read that Jane and Wally really did play lovers on that show!

Elliot portrayed Anjelica Deveraux on Days of Our Lives from 1987 to 1989; her character has an affair with the much younger Justin Kiriakis (played by Wally Kurth).

That’s why I responded that after seeing them as mother and son on GH the thought of that freaks me out!

4ever DAYS

Now I know you didn’t know, Celia, thanks to rebecca 1, but I was still being humorous knowing the full story.

Jane played Anjelica Deveraux who was Jack’s stepmother. Jack was really Billie Johnson who’s brother and sister are Steve and Adrienne.. Harper Deveraux and his wife had adopted Billie and named him Jack, but soon afterwards, Jack’s adopted mother died, then Harper married Anjelica.

Adrienne came to Salem looking for Steve and Billie. She sent for Jo (biological mother of all three). They were first reunited with Steve who grew up in an orphanage where he was forced to let go of his baby brother, Billie. They only wanted the baby and not his older mean brother. Adrienne was born after Jo gave the brothers up.

Eventually, they all realized Jack was Billie and they all were reunited, but Jack was already spoiled by the good life. He was a Deveraux! The Johnsons were TRASH as Anjelica would say.

Duke Johnson was Jo’s abusive husband and child abuser and ultimately raped his own daughter, Adrienne, after the family reunited minus Billie Jack.

Anjelica had sooooo much fun with all that. She not only kept Jack away from his family, but she went after Adrienne’s man. Justin’s oldest son’s mother is Anjelica.

If there was a silver lining to all of it, Anjelica realized she had been married to a serial killer referred to as The Riverfront Knifer. So, Jack had two crazy fathers!!

Interesting footnote: Jane originated the role of Anjelica, but the actress that plays Gloria on Y&R last played Anjelica.

Also, Jane starred on GH before DAYS, but Wally Kurth starred on DAYS before GH. The duo were first together on DAYS.

rebecca1

Oh my gawd…I just tried to follow that synopsis and am completely confused!!! That was the epitome of the stereotypical parody when describing a soap. Yikes!

rebecca1

Hahaha…CeeCee. It wasn’t 4ever’s fault…the story was just so convoluted that my brain froze about halfway in!

Celia

Thank you, so much, for the backstory, 4ever. I was a baby in ’87-”88, LOL. I am, more or less, well-versed in Days, but, I must confess, my grandmother never mentioned this story. I guess I didn’t ask the right questions? LOL.
Keep on posting, my friend. you know how much I enjoy your writing and humor.

Mary SF

I just hope they don’t kill off the character– but somehow I don’t see the character having a happy ending either— maybe it will be one of those open ended deals where the character has gone missing– wish Jane all the best and a huge thank you for entertaining us for so many years

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Had to reply here…Change Of Habit is my favorite Elvis movie..liked Jane, Mary Tyler Moore and Barbara Mcnair (spelling) as the nuns…

nancy dillingham

Yes, a fun movie–and Elvis also looked great in it! 🙂

Shay

Speaking of your “favorites,” jimh, I just had to ask if you have been watching “Broadchurch3?” In the latest (and last) installment of the series, Julie Hesmondhalgh (aka, Corrie’s “Hayley Cropper) has a featured role. I couldn’t help but think of you whilst viewing her fine performance! (Hope you are well…)

aria

this totally sucks! noooooooo, i can’t take this, hope she reconsiders…

JK

CLASS ACT AND TERRIFIC ACTRESS…..WE WILL MISS HER BUT DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN…..SHE MAY WANT TO RETURN NOW AND THEN….THIS IS A HUGE LOSS FOR G.H. AND THE VIEWERS….GOOD LUCK TO MS. ELLIOTT.

Gloria

I’m very sorry to see Jane leave the show. She is one of my favorite characters and a wonderful actor. I wish her all the best and hopefully she’ll make a guest appearance once in awhile.

JMER

It’s glaring and a huge loss only, because they’ve fired or not put on contract a number of other Classic GH vets so there really is not a lot going on with the core families–how do you bring their kids into the forefront eventually if their parents aren’t around to introduce them and groom them with front burner stories like Days, B&B and Y&R.

Once Finola Hughes is gone, I likely won’t tune in ever again. The other Classic vets aren’t given enough to do to warrant it.

They should be grooming Maxie, Griffin, Michael, Dillon, Dante, Lulu, Lucas, Valerie, Molly (and maybe Jordan too) to take on leading some of the bigger stories. Elizabeth is front and center but with Franco as her leading man, it’s a joke to a majority of the audience. Carly and Sonny, especially Sonny, have had their day in the limelight and the audience is tired of them. Jason hopefully can get a second wind but I don’t know.

What’s going to happen to Hayden and Finn once Tracy is gone? Will they remain interesting?

Why is there no Ned or Duke?

ppage

I will never forget the scene in the late 1970’s when Tracy refused to give Edward his heart medication after a supssed heart attack. Riveting!

nancy dillingham

Now THAT was Tracy Quartermaine!

robbie

Still shocking and truly memorable after all these years

Charday

This is huge–hate to see her go, but please don’t kill the character. I’d go for a good re-cast and/or leave the door open for return guest appearances.

Max Daddee

Very sorry to hear she’s leaving. There was no info provided as to why she wants to leave, so we don’t know if there’s a chance she’ll come back. I really started to like her character the past couple of years as she’s showed a more caring side, which for me has made her more likeable.

With her leaving, and having been the rock of the Quartermain family for some time, there’s honestly not going to be much left of a strong key family left. Michael’s too young, Ned hasn’t been put in key storylines and Jason is Jason so Sam and family is his focus. GH writers best bring the Buchanans into town to put down roots. Nora’s already there, let’s hope she gets a recurring role and brings Clint and the boys in!

Steph

Yesssss!

mark

Too bad she is a real link with the past.

jeffrie

Sad to see her leave i think Kim Zimmer would also be a great Tracy if they choose a recast!

Reed

Jane has always been a treat to watch. As with Kin Shriner’s Scotty, you just enjoy the heck out of their scenes, even when there’s not much to play off of. It’s a real tribute to her ability to make the material entertaining and compelling–great range. I can honestly say that I never fast forwarded through any of her scenes, as her performances (regardless of the material she was asked to deliver) were always worthy. There’s no doubt in my mind that she made those around her better–your “A” game was always required when sharing the screen with Jane.

Way too early to contemplate a recast. Yes, it’s been done before with other beloved characters (kudos to Billy Miller, but I’m still not feeling it). As with Kin, Finola, Genie, et al, give them some time off canvas and maybe they recharge, or perhaps we can entice them back with a juicy storyline. Or maybe Jane will be gracious enough to reprise her role every so often to maintain story continuity. We’ll take what we can get!

Llanviewer717

This is very upsetting news. Jane Elliot’s Tracy Quatermaine is a very unique and unforgettable character. She is a force to be reckoned with just like Robin Strasser’s Dorian Cramer Lord.

If Jane has decided to retire, I say congratulations on an outstanding career and thank you for giving viewers such tremendous entertainment. I certainly hope TPTB aren’t going to kill Tracy. Hopefully, Jane will be open to dropping by for short visits now and then.

I also feel bad for Leslie Charleson. She must be getting pretty lonely.

rebecca1

Unfortunately, Leslie isn’t on enough to be lonely. They throw her in every few weeks for a few snippets of dialogue.

nancy dillingham

Rebecca, thank you again for YOUR humanity (re your rebuttal to the uncharitable reply someone made to my light-hearted NOOOOOOOOO!). You’re a real sweetheart. So glad we enjoy posting together. Take good care–and thanks again. 🙂

rebecca1

You’re welcome, Nancy. I’ve had a lotta “rumbles” LOL on this site with certain someones…’nuff stress in life and real problems, yes?

See ya on the next post!

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GH Preview – Week of May 28, 2018

GH: Will Drew Discover His True Past?

Coming up on General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) searches for his memories and decides that he wants Andre (Anthony Montgomery) to prepare to move ahead with the high-risk request to strip him of Jason’s (Steve Burton) memories so that he can retrieve his own.  Will Drew be able to get his life back?

Then, though Carly (Laura Wright) did not intentionally push Nelle (Chloe Lanier) down the stairs, Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) convinces her that her best chance at freedom is to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.  As a result, Carly expects to be sent to a mental institution rather than prison, but what will happen? Here are more teasers for next week’s General Hospital.

Monday, May 28

An encore presentation for Memorial Day.  Episode 14035. Original air date: 4/13/18

Tuesday, May 29

Carly snaps

Wednesday, May 30

Peter has leverage

Thursday, May 31

Valentin tries to defend himself

Friday, June 1

Jason offers words of encouragement

So, do you hope Drew regains his memories once and for all?  Has Carly got herself in so much hot water that the only place for her to go is straight into a mental institution when she’s perfectly fine?  Share your thoughts on the most intriguing storylines on General Hospital via the comment section below.

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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