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Jeffrey Vincent Parise Returns To General Hospital As Dr. Joe Rivera!


On-Air On-Soaps along with many General Hospital fans were hoping that the powers-that-be at the ABC daytime drama series would find a way to keep fan favorite Jeffrey Vincent Parise alive and kicking on our screens after finally killing-off his alter-ego, Carlos Rivera.

First, we had Carlos back in visions taunting Anna (Finola Hughes) and Julian (William deVry), but this week fans learned the ultimate plan.  Pull out the old twin plot device and bring Parise back as Carlos’ brother, and that is what they did!

Viewers were introduced to Parise’s new incarnation as Dr. Joe Rivera as he comes to the door at the Quartermaines and reconnects with Sabrina (Teresa Santiago).  It is clear from Sabrina’s introduction of him to a leery Michael (Chad Duell) that she knew Joe way back when  confirming the twin story is true.   She also dated the guy.  And to boot, what is Joe by profession? A pediatric surgeon!  He could definitely help in the care of baby Teddy.  Thus, throwing a wrench in the burgeoning romance of Michael and Sabrina.

Upon his re-emergence on to the Port Charles canvas, Parise was flooded by GH fans thrilled to have him back via social media.  Jeffrey sent out this tweet in acknowledgement:  “Once again I’m blown away by the kindness of @GeneralHospital fans. Thank U 4 the warm welcome back! Gonna B a fun ride!

So, what do you think about GH playing the twin card and bringing Parise back to the show? Are you hoping Joe sways Sabrina away from Michael?  Are you excited to have the actor back on the show in a new role?  Are you perhaps a naysayer, who thinks that somehow down the line this could all be a twist, and Joe is really Carlos? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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I’m thrilled to have Jeffrey back as a new character. He is a stellar actor and brings a great energy to the show whenever he is on. Welcome back, JVP!


OMG, I didn’t know he was coming back until I saw the episode. I wasn’t a huge Carlos fan, but I LOVE me some Jeffrey. Is he like, the best looking guy ever or is it just me? I’m excited to see him back on screen!!

LeRoy Davidson

We’ve had so many “long-lost twins” in the past, some good, others not. Any way we can keep an outstanding actor like Jeffrey is just fine with me. Welcome back, JVP, glad you are (hopefully) here to stay for a very long time to come.


Sometimes TPTB do listen! Thank you GH!!


i am thrilled that tptb/writers found a place for jvp – he is such a great actor……………..


I could cry…. I fall in love on these shows

tearful giddy salute


Oh Patrick…what you just wrote is so sweet…cute!

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

I wonder if he is really Carlos-you know…the twin switch, and maybe Carlos did have some medical training no one is aware of and its his brother Joe who is really dead!!!


You mean like when OLTL’s supposedly murdered pimp Marco Dane switched identities with his priestly bro? Now that was a clever, creative and ultimately, shocking, storyline….this one, however? Not so much….yawn!

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

Yeah…i agree…no real shocker here…i also seen twin switches on Dark Shadows, Return To Peyton Place, and Days Of Our Lives-all those shows were better at it!!


That’s what I said on another post Jim…it would be too ridiculous, and it wouldn’t get Julian out of a murder charge. I had hoped that Sabrina and Michael would have a shot…which we now know WON’T be happening since enter “the twin” just as Sabrina says she’s “finally getting her happy ending.” “Joe’s presence should send Julian straight to the psych ward…lol, that’ll get him out of jail! Maybe he’ll have an affair with Heather! I see BLT’s in his future…

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

and there is never ever really any soap happy endings!!!


Yes, Jimmy. Deirdre’s ( Marlena) real-life identical twin, Andrea on DOODL? Yeah. Too easy and too old a tactic.


Please keep him away from Sabrina and Michael! I like Sabichael!


I like those two together, as well, six feet under!

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

Not far enough!!!-lol


I like them too Phil. Michael deserves to be happy…which is how I felt toward Sabrina too after being ditched by Patrick and losing her baby. I was surprised though when, upon her return, she made it seem like she went with Carlos because she loved him. My recollection was she went under duress…not threat of physical harm…but felt pressured. Also seemed like she loved Michael and didn’t want to leave him. There was no mention of this when she returned, which would have made their “live story” stronger. Seems now like Michael’s feelings are stronger for her than hers for him.


Love, not live, story


really, “strong” post

I will reiterate…. I have grown to adore Sabrina

first and foremost… I will always want more people of color
2ndly… I wanted a relationship with Michael… if this solidified her belong

I’ve made no bones about how uninterested I think the character Michael

lightning struck… not as strong as heat induced or come hither

but a chord of semblance… a chemistry WITH two characters

so yes… for all it’s worth… I like these two characters together…

where else could either of these two go ?

it would seem… and I’m still interested that she and Dr. John could… flirt with togetherness… I LOVED CARLOS passion and love for “his” son and sublime believe in his love for his lady love Sabrina

I know it worked

Sabrina has grown on me
Nathan has grown
Michael is much more interesting with finally at last a pairing that is a sensitive portrayal that he the actor can work with… I buy it

pairing Sabrina with Tracy always helps… anyone

I don’t know… I sometimes think.. the actor who portraits Sabrina… is doing a bang up job

a “Latina” and/or Puerto Rican who is finding her way… I root for her

she has a strong back up going for her… and I do not see it as trying tiresome or lack

so… for all it’s worth… Sabrina w/Michael… just like : dante/lulu, maxie/Nathan

go their


Thanks Patrick. i always liked Sabrina. She was sort of like Emily. Sincerely sweet; no ulterior motive which some had accused her of when she was with Patrick. She was supposed to be a stark contrast to Britt who was the gorgeous bitch…Sabrina the mousey nurse with a heart of gold. The problem is even though I like her they STILL haven’t evolved her into someone I feel connected to or look forward to seeing in an episode. On the other hand the show needs balance and it has very few truly good people. Michael and Sabrina, IF allowed to develop, could be a hot chocolate on a cold, winter day. Lol…a comfort couple. Home and hearth couple with baby makes three. They could continue living with Tracy and Monica, Dylan…and start bringing people to the house again. Sabrina, like Emily before her and Lila before her could be the ” heart” of the Q house if Michael took his rightful place in the Q family and they got married.

I always liked Michael. The original, adorable little red-headed actor who was the Spencer of his day…to this adult Michael. First, I think he’s good looking. And honest, sincere, compassionate, loyal. He’s just one of the good guys, untainted, miraculously considering his manipulative mom and mob “dad.” Of course I’m beyond pissed that he forgave Sonny AND Carly with what they did to AJ…the murder of course but EVERY rotten thing they did to him. There should still be some visible conflict in Michael even as he continues a relationship with Carly and Sonny. There should still be inner turmoil…

I agree about Ryan Paevy/Nathan. I think his acting has improved tremendously. I like the actor and the character.

Pam Roth

I am thinking that he is Carlos. Kevin Collins, Grant (can’t remember his name), were twins posing as each other in the past on GH. No one stats dead on GH!


I am stunned at this turn

a revelation of cast aplomb and let the show begin

he’s so much FUN
he’s so intriguing
he’s so dashing
he’s so sense of humor

he will go wherever he should

he melds that well with the whole cast

what a dream


Thank “you” General Hospital / ABC / Disney


this man is a KEEPER

I love gh

He is a keeper! He’s a fabulous actor. He could be paired with anyone on the show & make the scene better. That’s a rare quality for any actor, so kudos to GH for figuring out what a loss they had with Carrrrrrrlos’s demise.


for a long…. long while… every other post of mine included JVP Talent

Mr. Carlos – NOW – Dr. John Rivera

let the dance begin with his charisma

he’s “fine”


Patrick…Love having Jeffrey back. Yea! As a paediatric doctor maybe he can also help Carly on her search for Joss’s donor. BUT…I couldn’t help sense an undercurrent about him. We don’t want “John” to be too squeaky clean , do we?




there has to be some menace to machismo his MOVE

i’m giddy reading all the posts

whenever I’ve read his stuff in SOD… or whathaveyou

it’s really endearing to read how .. he genuinely cares about this craft as an art form

I’m happy he’s happy to be in this genre


Hey, Rose.
You’re such a nice person. I really don’t care about the Joss kidney story. Proverbial needle in a haystack?
The only way this story would turn my head would have to be something astronomically out of this hemisphere. Who is the donor….someone we could never have imagined? Let’s see; Sonny? Another gold medal to add to his lapel and more fodder for his already swelled head.
As far as Joe, I agree. He has that aura of mystery which is so typical and ‘familiar’ to soaps. I think he is still in love with Sabrina. Carlos ‘stole’ her from him. Now, there is another obstacle…Michael.
But, I think jimh may have a great point; that is, Joe was Carlos and vice versa.


Celia I see merit in Jimh’s suggestion as well. Maybe thats why I sensed something under that calm demeanor. No one can account for all of Carlos time, where he’s been, and who he saw. So a real cameleon?


I’m back to take credit again…hey, we all do it! 🙂 I said on a previous post Joe might be Carlos! Not sure what I believe which is half the fun, but the thought immediately came to mind. Either way he’s probably trouble.


I know you always make sense, Rose. And, if truth be known, I felt the same undercurrent. But, not in a bad way…only that he wants Sabrina.
Then, again….the possibility that Joe and Carlos are one and the same, is the elephant in the room. There is that!!!

And, Rebecca. I see nothing wrong in taking credit. You did say this first. It is what it is.
Just as I will, eventually, take credit if Naomi is, indeed, Liz’s mother. I said it first. LOL.


Celia, Rebecca, & others…Isn’t it nice when we can all have a chance to be brilliant once in a while?!?


Yes Rose, it is! We’re actually brilliant all of the time. We just proclaim it every now and then. 🙂

Thanks CeeCee, but if it doesn’t turn out that way, I’m going straight to denying I ever even thought it! 🙂


What do you mean, once in a while? I am always brilliant! HaHa!!!!
I need your feedback, Rose. I am just joshin’, Rose. The camaraderie on these boards is the best thing, guys!!


He has more lives then a cat!

Scott (ATWT Fan)

Sorry but, this was pointless. Especially since Dr. Joe just doesn’t make any sense. There was never any kind of mention of him existing, and it doesn’t paint Sabrina is a good light. And if you’re going to create secondary characters for people like JVP or third/fourth ones for ME, then how about other former cast members who fans loved? Why aren’t they being offered new roles?


It was one thing to do it for ME….people clamored for his return from an abrupt, unjust dismissal and the actor was already known for his chameleon-like array of characters from Port Charles past. But this instance is just gratuitous….more about the showrunner’s desire to bring back a favored actor than for the purpose of a justifiable storyline. Given GH’s propensity for look-alikes, perhaps it should be redubbed “Doppelganger Hospital!”


Very well phrased, Shaybelle. I like what you say about the probable reason for bringing Parise back. Not because he fits in a pertaining storyline, but because he is a fan-fave.
I wish it could always be thus….what fans want, fans get.

Jason Loves GH

I wasn’t particularly fond of Carlos but I have to say that I very much like this insanely handsome man being back on the show. If our first glance at him in his new role is an indicator of things to come…keep it coming, Mr. Valentini. Bravo! Welcome back to the show, Mr. Parise!




There are 3 reasons why I can immediately get behind this new character.

First, Jeffrey is back! He’s a fantastic actor and the show made a real blunder when they killed him off – twice. The only other alternative for Carlos was prison, since the writers seemed so intent on painting him into a corner time and time again, so he would have been off screen anyway.

Second, he’s not a total newbie because he has ties to the canvas, and a history with Sabrina, meaning he’s not some never before heard of long-lost relative. Even though GH used the tired twin plot device, this one works.

And third, he’s a doctor. The hospital staff needs to be boosted now that a serial killer is on the loose, and not with characters like Andre, Amy and Dr. Mayes who no one cares about. Plus, because he’s a pediatric surgeon, I have a strong feeling he’ll somehow be connected to the Josslyn kidney donor story.

This is one of GH’s best casting decisions lately, so I hope things work out better for Joe than they did for Carlos.


As much as I hate the tired twin trope, I too am glad JVP is back! I’m willing it go for the ride on this one n


Awwwww this is good, very good..
luvs Jeffrey Vincent Parise !!!


I do miss all of Carlos’ wild hair, but this guy is the real deal as an actor, so I’m thrilled anyway. NOW can we get rid of Aaron, Andre, Jordan, Naomi, T. J., Parker and her undoubtedly on-the-horizon wife, and especially Claudette? Pretty please.


I support all of your dismissals!

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

That list should include Hate-den-lol


Me three, Timmm!!!!….Plus Sabs, Teduardo, Nina, Alexis and Hayden!


Yes, yes, and more yes, Soaphound. But, can we wait and see what happens with the Hayden-Lizzie ‘intrigue’ first, before getting rid of Naomi? She’s smack in the middle of this ‘smelly’ storyline.


The only question is just how did she land in the middle???? Did she buy “Baby Rachel” from the almost supernaturally fertile Heather, unbeknowst to Papa Jeff????? (Meaning did Ms. Webber have another child or children under the radar just like with Franco? She supposedly suffered a miscarriage during her second pregnancy with Jeff.) It would seem that twins with Liz being the other child isn’t the answer, or this nuttier than fruitcake character would have been raising the red flag when her son expressed a romantic interest in Elizabeth… maybe there is only a half-sisterly link between Hayden and Nurse Webber? Or Naomi had Jeff’s twins and these two are full-on siblings, but then how does Heather enter into the equation??? Perhaps whilst she was participating in her own maternity ward hijinks during the Jason and Franco births, she happened upon Naomi’s own “special deliveries????” It still doesn’t explain Jeff’s past in the equation….when first he left Port Charles, he headed for Nevada, then overseas. Did he meet Naomi in Vegas??? I’m sure whatever scenario is conjured to set up this storyline, it will be as full of holes as most others!


Hey, babes….,
Well, now; this ‘Jeff-business’, as you know, is virgin territory for me. I am assuming Jeff is Lizzie’s Daddy?
LOL, Shay, as soon as Heather entered the ‘equation’, a few thoughts entered my mind….not as sophisticated as yours due to the fact of my limited knowledge……I find myself quite handicapped when many of you get nostalgic and take a trip down memory lane…… yet, I wondered.
If Nutty Hetty did not react to the news that her son is interested in Lizzie is perhaps for the simple reason she had not borne Hayden or Liz. Just speculating here. It is impossible to give a judicious guess on these soaps……so, ultimately we accept whatever is served on our plates.
So many scenatios: Liz and Hayden could be twins, fathered by this Jeff person, as I said. Naomi kept Hayden and gave Liz to the Webers. Daddy Ray was cockooled, and was never the wiser. As the Italians say; he is “cornuto”…. Wearing horns ( when a wife cheats on her spouse).
OR: the women are half-sisters, which would have no bearing on Franco doing the no-no with Liz.
On the other hand, if they are hanf sisters, and Heather did give birth to Hayden ( the father being Ray), then Franco and Hayden are half siblings.
Is it possible Heather ‘gave’ the baby to Ray and Naomi?A reverse situation could be applicable here. HaHaHaHaHa. Now, I am taking this to the utmost extreme……the imagination gallops, Shay. I hope you are following me because I can’t seem to follow myself, LOL.
Nonetheless, there is a definite ‘something’ between Naomi and Heather. Undoubtedly, the storytellers don’t have the plot within their grasp yet. Will it fizzle out like Fluke’s?
Whatever happens, I am just glad to see Heather. She is simply and indubitably a riot to watch.
Accidental pun. Later.


We should wait a minute because you are correct sweetie, Hayden is FINALLY getting interesting courtesy of Liz’s suggested mother. Hayden and Liz can scratch their eyes out and then Sarah Webber rolls into town to put BOTH of them in their places and THEN Richard Dean Anderson reprises his role as Jeff Webber AND HE is connected to Laura. GH is back!!!


@CeeCee…..Well, one can never underestimate Heather’s powers of duplicity….she is a seasoned pro nonpareil! You know, I had another thought about her lack of concern for a Liz and Franco physical pairing….just suppose she really isn’t the Franckenbirth mama after all….since she’s lied about nearly everything else when it suits her purpose, why not the truth regarding this mad artiste’s real origins??? That would clear the way for her to have produced baby Liz (and/or Hayden)…..just a notion! (I’m hoping against that first suggestion….I mean the lovely Liz as Heather’s daughter???? Ohhhh nooooo! Now Hayden, I would believe as this shedevil’s spawn, given she definitely has exhibited similar tendencies!) Honestly, even though I was pretty much privy to all of Ms. Webber’s inspired lunacy during the ’80’s when her antics were heavily featured onscreen, the modern day regimes have already so incorporated major revisionism into the past lives of all our beloved legacy characters that anything is now possible!!!! It seems as though Heather has lived most of her life in the shadows, and has plenty of skeletons in her closet left to unearth! As for the details of Jeff and his Heathers I/II, I had to check online for details, because I never really “knew” them…..perhaps I briefly saw them through some flashbacks, which soaps once heavily utilized—and would be an excellent means of bringing people up to speed today—but I still needed to fact check on specifics about these characters. Even with such information at hand, there are still plenty of major loopholes and lapses left open to interpretation…..and you can bet the showrunners will shamelessly exploit them! Let’s just pray this twisted family tree tale isn’t as convoluted as the “Clusterfluke!”


I guess they thought it would be too soon to bring him back from the dead a second time. So they used the tired twin storyline. Too much! This show is getting ludicrous and I wanted to throw something at the tv when he walked in. Love the actor but enough is enough already. I may have to move on.


How inspired to make him a pediatric surgeon since all the kids on this show are either SORAS-ed or rarely (if ever) shown.

At this point I just hope the show will just keeps adding more and more new characters every week until the credits take up the entire hour (that would be more entertaining than anything Jean and Shelly have on screen these days).




Awesome News…. loving this new Character and he is looking good 🙂


This actor can say more with his eyes than many can say with pages of lines. He proved that yet again when he stepped thru the door as Joe. Was a huge fan of Carlos and his rolling r’s so I am excited to see how he makes this polished character his own. Glad to hear the higher ups listened to the fans!


Love him and happy he us this awesome new role, I just do not want Sabrina and Mike break up I love them 2 together.


Thank you, FV! I am so happy that Jeffrey is back. He is a superb actor and will be a great addition to the GH family as a character who has a chance of actually sticking around! Jeffrey, could you and Teresa make up a new song about Dr. Joe? I loved the old one about Carlos! Welcome back!


i hate carlos, so please don’t let this be a plot twist down the line where its reveal that he’s indeed carlos, i’m like joe or better yet, DR. Joe, so lets not turn this into a cheesy plot twist on top of and old twist,( twin thing) so far everything is playing out great let him be a doctor, and now we can have him budding heads w/ the other doctors, griffin and Finn, we need female doctors by the way.

lou piikes

I love a greaseless cleaned up Carlos. He looks like a shiny new penny. Lol


I laughed the first time… your post.. and I continue to

from the very start… their were posts that …. were under duress that Carlos needed a bath a shave a mobbed up henchman that just would not do


lets go that 180

come full circle

Jeffrey Vincent Parise with full scrutiny REELED in spotlight

with the cast on his own shared the screen

and yes… character actors are that much better brighter and “shiny”

love him don’t you

lou piikes

Joe Rivera alright for now. Maybe he’ll give Michael and Sabrina something to do.

James R. Poissant

I don’t care if they used an old staple—I’m just glad the actor is back because he really is good. Always fun to watch.


Love having J back. Hope Michael finds someone more his age to love. Think Sabrina would be better with J.


Sabrina would be better with a pair of cement crocs!


@Timmm….I second that motion!


Yes, pooki. I agree. As, I am sure, so will Shay. She abhors Sabrina’s interloping and mingling with the mightily colossal, aristo-cats, THE Quartermaines. LOL.
Did you used to watch PASSIONS, pooki? I do think that was Rebecca’s ( Andre Evans) pet name for Julian (Ben Masters).
As crazy and ridiculous that soap was, I truly loved it!!


I have a funny feeling they’re just recycling the Ava/Denise storyline from last year. I feel Carlos somehow paid one of doctors to make it look like he was dead, and then said he came back as his “twin brother” so he can get the upper hand on Julian.


I hope Joe kills Sonny and Julian but it won’t happen and I don’t think Joe is Carloooooooos!


Enough of this guy already! There are so many underused characters now and this one keeps coming back over and over. Somebody listen and bring back Ian Buchanan!


No, FV has HIS favorites and that’s who we are stuck with!


I dont know if he is really Carlos but Parise is an outstanding actor!


So many things can be done here. Number 1: reveal that Carlos and Jienare lily’s Rivera’s brothers and let Sonny feel terrible about how he treated Carlos.
Number 2: have Joe ask Sonny to seek revenge on Julian. Sonny agrees due to guilt even though he knows this will anger Micheal.
Number3: John and Alexis. I know seems off, but i dunno i think it could work. If not Alexis, have him paired with Claudette!!
Any other ideas out there?


Love that Jeffrey is back BUT that means more Snorebrina!


With a bit of luck, maybe Dr. Joe will “surgically remove” Sabs and son by taking them all back from whence they came…..she always wanted to snag a doctor, so now here’s her chance!


Edwardo, what a freakin joke! Edward is spinning and spinning! He is NOT Michael’s kid! Edward hated Sonny and would NEVER accept this thug as a grandson!


Best news of the week! Handsome, excellent acting skills, charisma galore! What a treat to see him when he was at the door!
Really don’t care what plot device would have been used to bring him back, just glad they had the sense to not let this talented guy get away!
Would be neat to see if he has a little bit (just a teeny bit) of a darkside to contend with.
Bravo GH executives!!


“… What a treat to see him when he was at the door! ”

I was floored


Mister K

I would really like to see the characters that are on the canvas develop. I was never a big Carlos fan and really don’t think Michael fits in with this story very well. Just my opinion. =) Have a great day friends.


I am so sick of the bring back the dead with a twin that I been throwing up ever since I saw Joe!!!!!!!!!!! KILL HIM OFF TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thank you, “Grantlover!” By the way, are you referring to “Grant Putnam/Andrews?”


Oh come on. That’s all I have to say.


I am so glad GH found a way to bring Jeffrey Vincent Parise back. I think he’s an awesome actor and he’s quite good-looking, as well. I’m not bothered by the ‘unknown twin’ storyline – it’s no more unbelievable than a lot of other storylines on all the daytime ‘dramas’. I loved the character of Carlos with Sabrina, so I’m hoping that chemistry continues with Joe and Sabrina. I find Sabrina to be a bit boring, but she came to life when she was with Carlos. I’m not a fan of her and Michael together, so bring on Sabrina and Joe!


I am THRILLED to have Jeffrey Vincent Parise back! I screamed out loud when Joe came to Sabrina’s door! I really had to do a double take when he came on to see if it was the same actor! His whole aura had changed! But where did he go? What a tease!


I was pleasantly surprised. It was a surprise when Carlos’ ghost popped up in Julians room, and then to see jefferey again when sabrina opened the door. Great they brought him back, and loved they voice, look change too.

Never been in love with Michael and Sabrina tho… not even a like.

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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

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Wednesday, May 30

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Thursday, May 31

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Friday, June 1

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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.”


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.


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.


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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