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ABC/SOAPnet First Look Promo: Alderson, Howarth & Easton Return To General Hospital!

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Just how will Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson and Michael Easton look when they return to General Hospital in their new roles?  For a first look teaser, all you need to do is check out this week’s promo from SOAPnet and ABC which shows the trio returning to Port Charles, and no longer as Starr Manning, Todd Manning or John McBain!  So, just who are they?

Check out the latest GH promo after the jump, whose voice-over relates, “Everything you love about GH, like you’ve never seen before!”  In addition to Roger, Kristen and Michael, look for Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) to try to figure out how Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) is pulling off her pregnancy, Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) declaring his love for Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), and Sonny (Maurice Benard) and some gunshots! What’s that all about?

Let us know your thoughts on the new character looks of Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton and Roger Howarth and who you think they will be?

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Core Taylor
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Core Taylor

I am interested in the new characters joining the cast. Im wondering how Howarth will look without his scar. I do like his hair though. Idk about Easton’s look this should be interesting thats for sure.

susan M.
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susan M.

I think Howarth’s hair is a bit too short. Michael Easton is the best with his raspy voice and those blue eyes!

Madamhummingburd
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Madamhummingburd

Not sure how to feel about that?

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
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Jeffrey Jonas Moree

Well it will be a hard sell for me buying them as new characters there will have to be something really good to them in order for me to watch.

Madamhummingbird
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Madamhummingbird

Well said. After many years of watching OLTL & the works of their writing teams (which are now on GH) it’s going to take a miracle for me to care about these characters. And I’m a Roger & Michael fan. Sorry, but PP’d brand is more my style these days. Good luck guys on GH. My guys are going to need it.

Ann
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Ann

Roger and Kristen aren’t that much different except for hair color. But either Easton has a very short hair cut or it is slicked back and pasted to his head. Not sure I am liking it.

Roger might play Franco.

Kristen will play Lauren Frank.

Michael will play Stephen Clay’s brother

BTripp
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BTripp

Maybe he’s the “real” Robert Frank and Franco was an imposter.

llopez
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llopez

Really really bad idea didnt you just get rid of todd and starr manning why would you bring them back so soon after having played their characters to play another father /dauvhter duo todd was awful and is even worse now.surely you dont think you can pass him off as nason get real no one can ever replace jason clays ok

Mark
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Mark

The teaser doesn’t tell us anything other than Howarth got a haircut and no longer has the scar.

LauraHowarthFan
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LauraHowarthFan

…. and it shows he has big ears LOL. Nonetheless, he’s very handsome still.

jimh
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jimh

RH looks likes he tells KA you dont know me…so maybe she is Lauren and he is Franco with a new face? He tells her she dont know him because he doesnt want anyone know he is still alive…and this will be their secret? It would work for me!

LauraHowarthFan
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LauraHowarthFan

If RH is Franco, then I don’t think it would be KA whom he was talking to. Lauren has been kept away from Franco for years. I think RH was talking to either MW or ME. Whoever he’s talking to, obviously, they have an agenda. So excited! Yay!!!!

jimh
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jimh

maybe hes talking to Maura Wests new character but whoever it is it looks like itll be real good!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

That sounds like when Todd came back looking like Walker…..Can’t do that

jimh
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jimh

lol…somehow i knew id get a reply from you…

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m ready for new characters to come in. Especially Ava Jerome! Best new soap character of the year!

BTripp
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BTripp

I can’t wait to see MW as Ava!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Maura West as Ava Jerome is going to be fantastic! I can already taste the amazingness.

Joe
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Joe

I hate that they are coming back to GH as new charachters! It would of been nice if RC and FV would of tried to HELP the soap OLTL they dedicated a huge majority of their lives to! It just feel so un loyal to the fans that were once theirs too. But there is nothing I can but stop watching! So…

Dan
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Dan

This has nothing to do with FV and RC. It’s a dispute between ABC and Prospect Park. I would bet if it were up to Frank and Ron, they would have liked to see an agreement that allowed both GH and OLTL usage of the Todd, John and Starr characters, which would have been the best for everyone. But that isn’t happening, so they’re trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Kiki
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Kiki

Not true – RC and FV didn’t want to share the characters at all. They made it impossible for Prospect Park.

Ann
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Ann

And Easton and Alderson had no intention of ever doing OLTL again. So it is back to GH with new characters, as well as Roger too of course. It will work just fine!

Kiki
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Kiki

thank you for this!

Leeann Boone
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Leeann Boone

Kristen Alderson doesn’t look different. Roger just got his haircut. Michael is really the only one of the three that looks different.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Kristen has darker hair. Roger’s is cut and dyed blonde a-la Paul Ryan and Michael looks like they added some grey and a potential must-required haircut.

Will
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Will

This is so dumb.

Dennis
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Dennis

Major fail!

AJ
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AJ

EPIC.

Michael
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Michael

You might want to actually watch the characters before coming to that conclusion.

Dennis
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Dennis

I only watched GH after OLTL was cancelled to see these 3 as their OLTL characters. They left GH and I stopped watching months ago. Regardless of whether OLTL is back or not, I have no interest in these 3 actors as different characters. ABC should have worked out a sharing deal.

Ann
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Ann

Easton and Alderson did not want to be shared. They did not want to do OLTL.

Michelle
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Michelle

I think them coming back and playing new people is ridiculous! I have been watching one life to live forever and Star will always be father an daughter!

Nancy
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Nancy

Very happy and very sad. Thanks to the major constant screw ups at ABC this is what we get. Thanks to Frank and Ron they are saving us again. The whole situation is entirely ABC and now their new show is called Mistresses. They also have Revenge and Bet on your Baby. Never in my entire life have I ever seen anything like this. Disney has completely ruined ABC.

AJ
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AJ

I’m confused as to what you’re saying about Mistresses (which hasn’t even premiered) and Revenge?

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m really trying to hang loose about the return of these guys to GH as different characters. I hope I like it. After watching the revived-OLTL, I kinda wish they were permanently back on that show as the characters they originally played there. IDK. Keeping my fingers crossed.

su0000
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su0000

!!!!!! I’m doing a happy dance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roger Howarth back to GH!!!
and-
KA and ME are back too!!!!!!

It doesn’t get any better than that…

The 3 will bring so much to GH. so many stories to be told and it is exciting to see how they will be written /good or bad people/ and who they will be ..

Gillian
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Gillian

So excited! Can’t wait for their returns! This is a great teaser promo. Keeps us guessing on who they will play. After seeing the promo, I’m starting to see where the Roger playing Jason rumor began.

Ann
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Ann

I am very excited to see where the new characters and stories will go! Welcome back to the GH 3!

Michelle A
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Michelle A

I can’t wait to see the 3 back on GH!

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

I gotta see this on this week or next week

heidi
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heidi

Looks… Fantastic!!! Can’t wait!!! Love GH!!!

aria
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aria

the anticipation is killing me i can’t wait to see who they are playing, i’ve heard so many rumors so it will be interesting to see wish on is true!

tasneem
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tasneem

I’m so excited can’t wait screaming in my boots as we speak. Thank u Michael.

Robert
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Robert

Hate it already!

Ces
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Ces

me too. Roger IS Todd and I want Todd & Carly back together. BOO.

Ces
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Ces

Not much of a promo & no clue about who Roger, Kristen & Michael will portray.. Roger should be Todd Manning!

Justin
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Justin

Lame. That dyed short hair looks like they should be on old Star Trek reruns…and I mean the original one. Send them back to OLTL as soon as possible. I haven’t missed them at all. I tried watching Y & R again today after about a year and it just sucked. I guess now I will just give up soaps for good. 35 years was enough. Thank God for Search For Tomorrow, The Edge Of Night and As The World Turns. Anybody know a good book to read?

Charlotte
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Charlotte

I,m so happy they are coming back to GH but I wish they were the same people as before Todd,Starr,and John but no matter what I glad to have them back can,t wait hope it is soon

Dan
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Dan

Looking forward to seeing Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson back on GH. It will be very weird to not see them as Todd, John and Starr, but they’re all very talented actors, and I’m sure they will make their new characters work. I’m intrigued by all the possibilities.

su0000
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su0000

Well, RH’s new character has short blondish hair and no scare..
hmm he doesn’t look like a bad guy ..

LauraHowarthFan
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LauraHowarthFan

He looks like a corporate raider, IMO. But that 2 seconds liner made him sounds like a conman.

JoAnn
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JoAnn

No matter how the actors looks are changed in their appearance, they will always be Todd, Starr and John from OLTL.

AJ
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AJ

Folks – You watch soap operas. You believe that a child disappears and magically ages. You believe that characters die and come back to life. You believe in so many things that just could NEVER happen in real life. Yet you’re so hung up on 3 actors coming back to a show as new characters? Sort of like Sarah Brown playing Carly and then Claudia? Sort of like Tony Geary playing Luke, then Bill, then Luke? Natalia Livingston playing Emily then Rebecca? Jon Lindstrom playing Ryan then Kevin? Yes, some of these characters were twins/cousins. But come on people. You… Read more »

DeborahL
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DeborahL

Well said AJ!

JLH
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JLH

RH, ME and KA returning as different characters really turns me off. Hopefully it will go well though…

LauraHowarthFan
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LauraHowarthFan

ME got the worst makeover out of the 3. KA is beautiful as a brunette. RH looks a lot younger than Todd used to be. With that youthful looks, he could pass as Jason’s twin. Don’t care who ME and KA play. I think RH is either the biological son of Alan and Susan who was switched at infancy (which would de-Q Jason) or he could be the true Jason’s twin (which would de-Q Franco) or he just simply a con trying to scheme the Q for their money. Either case, I’m excited to see them on our screen again.… Read more »

Bill Wilson
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Bill Wilson

I guess it’s because I’m a long-time “Dark Shadows” fan, but I’ll have no trouble accepting these three as new characters! Kathryn Leigh Scott once pulled that duty during one DS storyline! It’s called acting. It’s what they do. Frankly, I have a much bigger problem with SORAS than I do with this.

Bill
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Bill

Meant to say that she played three different roles in one storyline … almost ALL of the DS actors pulled double duty frequently throughout the series.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I find it funny some fans are so up in arms about this. WIth all the outlandish storylines and character assassinations we have had to take through the decades on all our soaps, the return of three popular and well-regarded actors in the bodies of new characters should be easily accepted. Good for them to have this challenge.

As a fan, if I can swallow a family with machine that control the weather or more improbable resurrections and dopplegangers that anyone could possible imagine, I can take Howarth, Alderson, and Easton in new roles.

Come on, people!

BonnieJ
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BonnieJ

I do not think we need them at all, there are already to many cast members. There has been talk for months about Lauren Frank so we know that one was coming. But a new Quartermaine has also been hinted at in expanding that family. We also were sort of left with a hint of the Vampire story to go on with the missing ring. They should just but put them on another ABC program until the contract runs out.

Tawnya
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Tawnya

I still like Roger Howarth with his hair a little longer but no matter how he looks I will enjoy watching him. He is a wonderful actor and maybe he will come back as the new Jason.

Lilly
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Lilly

I’m glad these three talented actors are back, but I’m not thrilled with Kristen Alderson playing Lauren Frank because that makes Michael and her character related, which sucks because I’m a fan of their chemistry. But I’m hoping Lauren will be a little more edgier than Starr and we’ll get to see a different side of KA’s acting abilities. 🙂

Tima
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Tima

As a OLTL fan that only was able to get into GH because it was taken off of ABC, watching this show has been harder and harder since the Nurse’s Ball ended. Also with the rumors of who these actors are coming back to the show as I don’t see myself wanting to watch. General Hospital has so many characters they can run with, but felt the need to do whatever possible to keep these 3 stars instead of finding ways to keep actors that are important to GH fans.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I am very happy that Michael Easton is comming back with a different look

Now I think Kelly Monaco can get a short bobbed with her hair too!!!

Or least a different hairstyle for her new sexy lead man!!!

Isay
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Isay

“Britt and her parents need to be put and kept in the slammer. The truth about the baby is that she took it out of maxie’s uterus; while giving her the examination and her mother, put it inside of Britt’s uterous. Patrick and Sabrina will get britt’s baby DNA results, that will read Lulu and Dante are the biological parents.” “So, Patrick and everyone at the hospital: will simply ignore Britt and pretend that she is having Patrick’s baby.” “Then when she ask for help? please? Everyone will just say look on the bright side Britt! it is your baby… Read more »

GemmaG
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GemmaG

Can’t wait to watch Roger Howarth in any role. I have an idea of how they might play this, but since OLTL always surprised, I’m expecting to be wowed on GH.

susan M.
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susan M.

I don’t like Micheal Easton’s new do for his different role on GH! It looks like they but a lot of gel in his hair to sleek it back. I like the other hair style better! Hope his hair doesn’t permantely stay like that…The other do was sexy even the shorter vereision of that hair-do was okay,when he was discovered he was the burn victim in the hospital a few years ago on OLTL!

Charles E.
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Charles E.

I’ve heard that some of Roger’s first scenes were with Robin Mattson- maybe he is a recast Steve Webber!

heidi
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heidi

No where else to say this… but…WELL DONE!!!… RC and other writers on the handling of the Luke and Laura relationship scenes on Tuesday’s show!!! While I am a HUGE Luke and Laura fan… it was really well done!!! Handled beautiflly with so much love and care of two iconic and favorite chracters!!! Now at least Luke can be with Tracy!!! I just wish it weren’t Scottie for Laura… maybe she will wise up someday or maybe somewhere down the way Luke and Laura will fit back together again… we can hope! Again beautifully handled in every way!!! Congratulations RC… Read more »

Lee
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Lee

This is very interesting. I’m game for seeing this but can anyone confirm, is RH still going to lend his services to OLTL or is what we’re watching him do on there until June it? They really need him as Todd Manning.

Tara
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Tara

Show these actors some respect. Had this played out a bit differently and PP was ready a year ago, I bet all 3 of them would have been willing to move again, But they have had a year and a half to settle into their new homes. Can we really expect them to sit on their thumbs and wait for OLTL to be ready for them ? I do hope that someday they can return to their roles on OLTL but for now I will support them in their new shoes at GH. From what I understand, Roger will be… Read more »

Kelly Monaco Michael Easton
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Kelly Monaco Michael Easton

Michael and Kelly

THATS ALL I WANT!!!!

AND PLEASE RON!!!!

GIVE THEM A BABY GIRL!!!!

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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