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Robin Riker Previews Her GH Role As Hayden's Mother, Naomi Dreyfus!

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Next Friday, June 3rd GH fans should be on the lookout for  soap veteran Robin Riker (Ex-Beth, B&B) when she makes her on-screen debut as Rebecca Budig’s (Hayden) on-screen mother, Naomi Dreyfus.

Riker is set to hit the canvas with a character she described to Soap Opera Digest (in their latest issue on newsstands now) as: “She was a wife of a Bernie Madoff-type character and was strong and could stand up for herself, but she did love her daughter.  She was a mutlifaceted character, which is the thing that interested me the most.”  In addition, Riker, who had never met or worked with Budig previously, said it was not difficult at all connecting with her as her on-screen daughter: “We’re having a little lovefest.  She’s a doll! She’s gorgeous and smart and sweet, so it’s lovely to work with an actor like her.”

As to just how Naomi gets into the mix is yet to be seen.  Will she be involved in the Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) mystery, since Hayden is up to her neck as one of the prime suspects and mom comes to the rescue … or … is she just there to retrieve the diamonds? Could Naomi having anything to do with Nik’s body disappearing?

Will Naomi pique the interest of gentleman in Port Charle?   If so, who do you think it will be?  Share your thoughts on Riker’s upcoming emergence on to the GH canvas in the comment section below!

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  1. Frank

    May 28, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I love Robin Riker, she is a terrific actress. Now we need Erika Slezak, to play Claudette mom on GH. Come on Frank Valentint, call Erika Slezak. We need her back on Daytime. Great casting Bree Williamson ex Jessica OLTl will be great as Claudette.

    • Ryan

      May 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Terrific idea Frank, I miss Erika so much. I would love to see Erika Slezak on GH. She needs to come back to Daytime television.

      • jaybird369

        May 29, 2016 at 2:13 am

        Ryan…I (also) miss Erika Slezak. Erika would be such a M-A-J-O-R CASTING COUP for GH!!!!! And…most of all, Erika would give GH a MUCH NEEDED SHOT IN THE ARM!!!!! Y-e-p.

    • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

      May 29, 2016 at 6:24 am

      Also, Melissa Archer as Claudette’s faternal twin Rosette who is obsessed with Finn and has tatoos all over her body of Frank V. piggy back riding Godzilla as they destroy Port Charles!!!…Can Mothra and the singing Mothra twins save the day???-lol

      • Harry

        May 29, 2016 at 10:14 am

        Would love nothing more than to see Erika back on my small screen. However, GH is wayyyyy too crowded already.
        What I really wish is for OLTL to come back.

      • Celia

        May 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm

        You’re just what I need to make my day, Jimmy. You are too funny.
        Erika would be much welcomed, but she wouldn’t like the commute from NYC.
        Plus, Rosette is really Claudette with a split personality. She really needs to get that monkey (Frank) off her back, LOL.

  2. davlestev1

    May 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    ABC word to the wise. .if you’re going to base characters off a short run mini series. ..THEN MAKE SURE IT HASN’T ALREADY AIRED MONTHS AGO. ..I see they snuck it on this Saturday..and her last name is Dreyfus as in Richard the star of Madoff. .something is going terribly wrong with this show. .whacked out recasts..whacked new hires..breaking up couples people want to see a month to two after a wedding. ..I’m over GH and JP and SA

    • su0000

      May 28, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      ok, have to mention..
      It all seems to lose .. Everything is like unrung bells.

      and, with Nikolas presumed dead and gone then who is taking care of Spenser?
      the writing is a big dump of scrambled plots.
      I can not see Nikolas ever leaving Spenser, not ever.
      So- if J&S are going the way of Nikolis setting it all up and leaving Spenser believing his father is dead, that would be so bad ..

      and there is zero buildup as to whom would even want Nikolas dead/ or whatever– no buildup, it’s just thrown out there.

      • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

        May 29, 2016 at 6:29 am

        Spenser can take care of himself…he and Joslynn knocked of Unsaint Nik and next on their list is Bitchel(Rachel) in Children Of The Corney!!!!…lol

      • Melissa

        May 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm

        My guess — Nicholas staged his own death to get back at Jason or Hayden or both. In a preview of next week’s plots, Spencer is described as having no reaction to his father’s possible demise. Probably because Nick told him what he was doing ahead of time so as not to worry him.

    • Tom

      May 28, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      The end is almost here. For General Hospital. I am sorry to say this, but ABC wants out of the soap business. ABC always cancel good shows, like Nashville. I really hope Nashville gets picked up, by another network. Come on NetFlix, pick up Nashville please. General Hospital is on its last leg. Mark my words, GH will be gone next year.

      • Jenna

        May 29, 2016 at 10:34 am

        Then if that is truly the case give people what they want to see.

      • Soaphound

        June 5, 2016 at 10:07 pm

        Hope you’re wrong about GH, but you’re right about NASHVILLE. I miss it already and when I look at ABC’S summer and fall rosters, I start getting nauseous. WHAT are they (not) thinking?

  3. jaybird369

    May 29, 2016 at 2:16 am

    WELCOME ABOARD, ROBIN RIKER!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Scoma60

    May 29, 2016 at 4:50 am

    The people running GH are intent on running it in the ground. Hayden is a huge failure. She’s on her third backstory and we still don’t give a flying flip. She should’ve been written out months ago & most certainly not given a family.

    GH is bloated and characters we know & love get crumbs while TPTB just keep hiring. The latest being Claudette. No one can write for a cast this large.

    TPTB need to get rid of Hayden, her family, Nina, Valerie, Paul, Claudette,etc… And quit nickle & dimeing vets like Becky/Tyler for all these unwanted newbies.

    • Tristan

      May 29, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Thank you. I agree 100%. I really wish ABC would intervene in this mess.

      Re: Hayden. Yes, major fail. She gets a mom and, 20 years on, we STILL do not even know the name of Liz Webber’s mother. Frank’s priorities are not the priorities of GH’s core audience. That, in a nutshell, is what is wrong with GH and why it is sinking like a stone.

  5. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    May 29, 2016 at 6:33 am

    How about a clever twist…no one actually pushed Nik(didnt he just fall from a building months ago-where is his amnesia???-lol)…he just tripped and fell-oh, if only Henry Slezar was here to write these mysteries!!!

    • Mary SF

      May 29, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Nay, my guess he faked his death whether to get back at Hayden for wanting to rat him out to the police or to buy some time from his creditors — with the body just disappearing like that, my soap senses are telling me this is a set up.

      • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

        May 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm

        Yep…my sister said the same thing and i bet you and her are correct!!!

  6. Jenna

    May 29, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Agreed . The writing on GH lacks continuity and build up. I don’t understand why that is so difficult. Yes there are too many useless characters that serve no purpose.
    Hayden/Rachel is one of them along with Nina, Valerie, Paul, Ava and many more. As far as Erika Slezak joining, that would be amazing. Even more amazing would be Melissa Archer who should have joined years ago. The family dynamic and relationships are what viewers want.

  7. davlestev1

    May 29, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Sounds more like people here wasn’t an influx of past actors from OLTL I doubt that happens. The show killers are picking up steam again and now over on Days.. Jen Lilley as Theresa has quit.. Well like years gone by I’ll just ride out out.. My first time watching a long time soap go off the air was Love Of Life during it’s final week in 1980.. the year daytime roared back work a vengeance.. The stories.. The characters across all three networks… You didn’t know WHICH ONE to watch lol.. I was a channel hopping gleeful so and so back then..

    • davlestev1

      May 29, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Wasn’t not want

      • davlestev1

        May 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

        Want lol

  8. PattyJean

    May 29, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I suppose the crooked D.A. will be attracted to Hayden/Rachel’s mother then . . .

  9. k/kay

    May 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    No one cares about Hayden no one if you want to bring on new faces then connect them to the history of the show no one ever learns. What’s the definition of failure ? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome!

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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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Ryan Paevey Sends Out Touching Tweet On The Birth Of His TV Son On General Hospital!

On yesterday’s GH, viewers saw the tender moment when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered her baby, who is the bio-son of her late husband, Nathan West.

When Maxie finds out she had a boy to carry on the legacy of her beloved husband, she is overcome.

Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan), who left the series earlier this year, took to Twitter upon seeing the episode and the image of the little baby that is his on-screen offspring.

He expressed: “Welcome to the world, little one …. it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you …. watch out for her her for me will ya?”

Aaawww.  So many GH fans have been touched by the gesture, and how nice it is that it makes the whole journey and end of Nathan’s West story heartbreaking and bittersweet.

Were you touched by Ryan’s tweet?  Missing him on GH? Comment below

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GH Preview – Week of May 21, 2018

The conclusion of the Nurses’ Ball brings with it suspense, game-changing moments, and impacts many couples.

Peter (Wes Ramsey) is one step ahead of Anna (Finola Hughes), who is hoping her plans to meet him on the pier work out.   However, it seems like Peter AKA Henrick Faison is not going to so easily walk into a trap, except, little does he know that Anna is his biological mother. How will this turn out?

What will happen to Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and her baby? And now that Robert (Tristan Rogers) is freed from being held hostage, will he blow the whistle on Valentin (James Patrick Stuart)?

Check out some teasers for next week’s General Hospital. Then let us know what you are hoping goes down in Port Charles when the smoke clears after the ball?

Monday, May 21

Valentin walks a fine line

Tuesday, May 22

Peter feels deceived

Wednesday, May 23

Dante has had enough

Thursday, May 24

Alexis quickly regrets her actions

Friday, May 25

Sonny is tormented

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