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ABC confirms Rebecca Herbst is STAYING at GH!

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News this morning is that ABC has issued a statement and Soaps In Depth posted it briefly.  But, it goes on to say that indeed Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) is  staying put at General Hospital after months of fan outcry.

The statement issued says in part, “Rebecca Herbst will continue on as Elizabeth Webber. The show is thrilled she will remain on the canvas to portray the beloved character in many more poignant and emotional stories. Fans will be pleased to see Rebecca continue the role she created.”

So there you have it.  Becky is back!  Stay tuned to see how Elizabeth’s story plays out on-air!

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Lynn
Lynn

So glad that Becky is not leaving General Hospital. I love Becky and her character Elizabeth Webber. I so hope that they will give the actress and her character some great storylines. I miss her on my screen – she is a very important part of General Hospital!! Her loyalty to the show and her fans should not be taken for granted any longer!!

Thank you Michael Fairman for all you do for the soap opera genre as a whole. I enjoy your articles and interviews immensely!!

Saher M
Saher M

Very well said, Lynn!!

MarkC
MarkC

Great news. Becky is needed on this show! Couldn’t imagine it with out her!

Saher M
Saher M

Amen!

Lise
Lise

I’m thrilled that she is staying now I hope that the writers writer her back in character. I won’t to finally see you be with Jason

Keeks
Keeks

Really very happy that Becky Herbst is staying on General Hospital. Thank you ABCD. You made the right decision. Can’t wait to see Elizabeth Webber in a truly wonderful story with her boys (and Jason of course)!

Saher M
Saher M

I am very relieved to hear about the official announcement of Becky’s rehiring, from ABC, one that I’ve been waiting for, ever since Becky’s rehiring was confirmed by the soap media. It is a good way to start the day. But I would like to know more about Becky’s contract status. I wish ABC would make a statement about it.

Saher M
Saher M

Also, we all know the firing wasn’t about budget cuts, but it was agenda. And we all know the reversal of this decision was due to backlash from the fans and soap media. Trying to say something that is not true, doesn’t work on this viewer, as I already know the truth. So, on that note, good work, on GH’s part to actually listen to the fans.

todd
todd

Good for GH. It seems that a public outcry actually works in some instances. It didn’t save Kish, but I am happy for Becky. It seems the show does need her, although it is written to be only about Sonny, Carly, and Jason. I gave up on it long ago, but I did enjoy the job Becky did with her character. The show needs someone like her on the canvas. Maybe I will tune back in to see what kind of new story they give her.

Kat
Kat

It was incredibly wrong for General Hospital and ABC to fire actress Rebecca Herbst in the first place. I will never believe the exit was “storyline dictated” and am pretty stunned that the show bent to the viewers will in this case. I wonder what the misogynistic writers & PTB have in store for Elizabeth Webber now that they have been forced to keep her. ABC should fix the real problems with General Hospital and start at the top with Brian Frons(!) so viewers can actually enjoy their favorite characters like Elizabeth Webber and be overjoyed that a class act like actress Rebecca Herbst will be staying around.

Saher M
Saher M

I completely agree. Thanks, Kat.

Saher M
Saher M

Plus, I am a bit worried about the part of the statement entailing the “many more emotional, and poignant story-lines” though. I have had enough of Liz being miserable, I want to see her happy, for quite some time. Maybe a new love interest in Shawn, Terrell, Ronnie, or Jax? It could be interesting if TPTB gave those a try. I just want to see Liz happy for a change, and I hope with Becky’s rehiring, there is a change in the course of writing for Liz. Give Becky a storyline of her own, that all of us can see her in, GH, and not have her be so miserable anymore.

Saher M
Saher M

Also, I just wanted to say thank you for all th buzz about Rebecca Herbst. BeckyNation really appreciates it.

mrcwagner
mrcwagner

I am so excited to see RH staying. I have watched her character since the beginning. I hope the writers give her something really great to work with now… something amazing. You can only do so much with what you are given and let’s be honest- the writers have not given her much. She did an amazing job years and years ago with the rape storyline. She has got it in her and the three awards under her belt prove it! C’mon WRITERS! Do something amazing for Becky!!

Crystal
Crystal

I’m convinced that her firing was a PR stunt. If it was real, TPTB most likely would have stuck with their decison like they have when they fired vets/fan faves in the past or when Days did aftrer firing Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall. They had to have known that the fan reacton RH’s firing it would be severe and have have even non Liz fans angry since RH is a vet and vets are important to soap fans.

Saher M
Saher M

It wasn’t a PR stunt. Even DC reported that RH was fired and that she broke down on set, with this. It was the fans who brought her back to GH, even though ABC not surprisingly refuses to admit this. Overall, as a Becky/Liz fan, I am happy she’s back.

notme
notme

Now that the precious Rebecca is back, other actors on the show are either getting fired or put on recurring status, Ingo (Jax), won’t have much airtime because of Rebecca, if her role because bigger I won’t watch GH anymore.

NuShooz
NuShooz

I don’t watch the show nearly as much as I have watched in the past. But hearing Becky was being fired surely didn’t get me excited to commit again. I’m thrilled that she has a job. If this a large part of her livelihood, I would suggest she not sink her heart back into this. GH has cut so many loose and I’ve said it time and time again. The actors on this show really need to support each other in times such as these. Take a page from Susan Lucci for petesake.

There is going to be more backlash than you can imagine when others suffer the lost of their jobs.

karenlinda
karenlinda

i am happy she is staying she is good at what she does however i am sick of sonny son mick wanting to be a mobster please change his story line

alexis paige baker
alexis paige baker

you look so pretty i am 22 years old biggest fan of general hospital i can wait

be like you someday you got amazing clothes i can’t wait see you in person

what you said about that p s love paige baker

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Passions Alum Brook Kerr Joins The Cast Of General Hospital

Casting news today has that none other than former Passions star, Brooke Kerr (Ex-Whitney Russell-Harris Crane) is set to debut in a new role on General Hospital.

According to EW.com, look for Kerr to make her first Port Charles appearance on the upcoming Thursday, March 5th installment.

Kerr will be playing a doctor, not much else is being shared as to what kind and who she may be involved with on the ABC daytime drama series.

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Passions fans remember that in story, Kerr’s character Whitney was in a relationship with the character of Chad (Donn Swaby and later, Charles Divins).  Chad was believed to be Whitney’s half-brother, but later it was revealed to not be the case, and the duo ended up tying the knot.

Since Passions, Kerr has been seen on Hawaii Five-0, Westworld, and True Blood to name just a few TV appearances.

So excited to hear that Brook is coming to GH? Who do you think she will play and be involved with in story on the soap? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Gives Wiley To Michael; While Willow Learns the Devastating Truth

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, brought the highly-emotional moments viewers had been waiting for all-week long; following the year and a half reveal that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Brad (Parry Shen) engineered a baby switch with Willow’s (Katelyn MacMullen) dead baby, Wiley being passed off as Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s newborn, Jonah, and Jonah being raised by Brad and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) as Wiley.  Now with the truth out, it was time for two of the heaviest beats of the story to be played out.

When Willow comes to at the hospital with Chase (Josh Swickard) by her side, needless to say she is dazed and freaking out that Nelle took Wiley.  Chase tells her he has some things to tell her and it’s not going to be easy to hear. Willow braces herself and then Chase tells her the story of the baby switch and how her baby died a SIDS death while at Brad and Lucas’ and then how the babies were switched.

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In a heartbreaking and powerful performance from Katelyn MacMullen (yes, she is our pick for “Power Performance of the Week”), Willow struggles to come to grips with the truth and starts to realize all of Brad’s machinations, as she thinks back to herself how could she do that to her son … to trust him with Brad, only to have the little infant die.  The devastation played by MacMullen, whose Willow, now must realize her baby never lived the full and happy young life she thought, was gut-wrenching.

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Meanwhile, in yet another top-notch performance, William deVry (Julian) showed the pain and the need to unburden himself as Julian talks to his sister. Ava (Maura West) and spills what happened.   He goes so far to admit to Ava that he knew what Brad had done. Ava cannot believe he did not go to Sonny (Maurice Benard) right away with this Intel, but Julian just could not do this to his son, Lucas and rip the baby from his arms.  Julian says he will face-off with Sonny and not leave town, if it comes to that.   Ava says they have to come up with a way to silence Brad … before Brad gives up Julian’s part in the whole baby cover-up.

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And in yet another masterful performance, we have to give it up to Chloe Lanier.  Who can play Nelle and spin stories and the tears so well, that if you did not know this pathological liar you would think she is telling the truth. When in opposing holding cells at the PCPD, Nelle lays it on about Brad so that the guard can hear them. She blames Brad for being the instigator in the baby switch and taking advantage of her – a distraught new mother, confused and dazed on the route where the baby switch happened.  It works! Brad is moved to a different cell and thinks look very grim for him.  Nelle smiles through her crocodile tears!

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Then, in what we all knew had to happen, and even so, was still as heartbreaking as ever; Lucas spends his final moments with Wiley as his father in the kitchen at the Corinthos’ along with Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) and Carly (Laura Wright).  Lucas starts to tell his mother and sister, all the things Wiley needs and likes, such as having a story read to him.  All of this brings the tears as they know Lucas has to give the child back to Michael; who has been robbed of a year and half as the baby’s rightful father.

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Michael tells Lucas they will work this out, so Lucas remains a constant in Wiley’s life. He also tells Sonny and Sasha (Sofia Matteson) he feels so badly for Lucas, but they tell him to be happy for this chance to have the son he grieved for.   In the end, a tear-filled Lucas hands Wiley to Michael as everyone watches on in sadness for one father … and joy for the other.  Ryan Carnes was poignant in the scenes; as was Chad Duell.

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So, what did you think of the performances from Friday’s GH featuring Katelyn, Ryan, Chad, William, Chloe and Parry? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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