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Alley Mills is General Hospital’s Heather Webber

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In a shocker that was kept under wraps, Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the debut of ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ favorite, Alley Mills (ex-Pam).

While there was plenty of online conjecture of just what role Mills would play (especially once it was revealed that Denise Crosby was cast as Carolyn Webber), when Mills appeared on-screen for the first time in an orange prison jumpsuit, for a moment viewers may have been a bit perplexed.

However, having Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) witness the prisoner at GH was the key. When Liv lets out a scream in front of Finn (Michael Easton) and shares who exactly it is that has her so terrified, she admits it’s Heather Webber!

Mills has taken over playing the role of the iconic Heather from Robin Mattson, who was actually the third actress to play the role. Mattson played the part from 1980 to 2016.

Friday’s script even mentioned a nod to Heather’s days of drugging people with LSD, including Olivia (which kicked off her psychic visions), Diana Taylor, et al.

We have to say, it was quite fun seeing Alley playing the unhinged crazy Heather, which is a departure from her role as B&B’s Pam Douglas and as the mom on ABC’s The Wonder Years.

So, what are your first impressions and thoughts of Alley Mills as the recast Heather Webber?

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Everett
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Everett

Heather gave Olivia LSD. I think the nod was in reference to that.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Nobody had guessed this was coming. A (rare) good surprise from the writers and Frank. Especially with a recast, you don’t bring a character like Heather back without a major storyline planned. Expect interactions with Scott, Bobbie, Jeff and Elizabeth. Will she be, as rumors are circulating, Esme’s birth mom (granted a late in life baby). Has she been escaping and hooking Ava, Brando, Diane and Axe? Had Robin Mattson been the only Heather, it might have been impossible to recast. Let’s give Mills a little time to see what she’s got. And, for clarification, Heather never successfully drugged Diana… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Actually, “OG”Steve, I did mention Heather a few sites ago——I said she could be the “Hook”—-she managed to sneak out before—-sooo…I guess you missed it—LOL.
Too much of a coincidence—-does Victor have his dirty hand in this, too.
Also, I don’t trust Holly—something’s up.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Good call Celia.

I do agree Holly may be in cahoots with Victor. He’s too smart to get mixed up with Heather though.

November sweeps appears to hold many reveals plus Laura’s return (and possibly Tracy by month’s end).

aria
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aria

Holly is definitely in cahoots with Victor but I”m thinking not by choice, so I think he’s threatening Ethan possibly.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia! OMG, forget Heather…who’s that hot guy in the blue shirts keeping hold of her in the photo? He’s also wearing blue pants…which I’d love to change places with. Cute face, great hair and physique. I want to know more.

Celia
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Celia

Sorry, Soaphound—I was so intensely studying nuHeather, my eyes did not shift to the “hunk” of which you speak. But, I trust your description. LOL…I’ll have to rewind and see. NuHeather has my attention. She’s not Robin, but she looks pretty wild and nuts. She looks so much like Camilla ( the homewrecker-ROYALLY!!).—except that the actress is better looking. How does anyone go from Beauty to the Beast? Oh, brother—she must have a few bedroom tricks up her sleeve?? I wonder if the “Royal” covers her face. Why all the pandemonium and hoopla? We fought a war to get away… Read more »

Remy
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Remy

Agreed!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

The Heather Grant Webber stories of the late 70s and 90s were awesome… The Taylors and the baby, Susan’s murder, Anne and Jeff… Top soap storytelling!

Phil
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Phil

What happened to Robin Mattson? Was she not able to come back or was this storyline dictated? I liked Mattson in the role. No offense to the amazing Alley Mills. PS, I haven’t seen Friday yet.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

No insider knowledge here, but there’s been scuttlebutt for a few years of Robin having health issues (likely why it’s been 6 years since we’ve seen Heather).

Frank is definitely a fan on her work and would have her back if she was available.

Celia
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Celia

Please excuse all my typos—
That’s too bad. OG Steve. I hope Ronin is well—I really like her acting skills—-she’s something else—in a great way, that is!!

Harry
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Harry

I only know Ally Mills’ work from The Wonder Years, where she played a sweet and docile mother. I had no idea she had such range. Her smile was eerie, and yet, realistic of someone who suffers from psychosis. It was a delightful surprise and right on time for Halloween!

Mike
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Mike

In between The Wonder Years and GH, Alley played Pam Douglas on B&B. Pam was docile at the beginning and when she last aired. But there was a period Pam was mentally ill, and was very aggressive and violent. It does not compare to Heather Webber’s violent history however.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Uh okay… was Robin Mattson not interested or not available to come back?

Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

I read that she has health issues & retired from acting.

Nancy
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Nancy

I love it!!! Could she be the “hook” killer?

Satan
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Satan

The only way that would make any sense at all is if Heather were Esme’s mother, and was doing all the “hookings” on her behalf.

I suppose it’s always possible Heather & Ryan might have met in a mental hospital somewhere & hooked up.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG, what a hookup that would have been, no pun intended. Any spawn from those two never had a chance of being normal. This idea isn’t any worse than any others floating around.

Celia
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Celia

Yup—I mentioned that, as well, Satan—Great minds…..
Heather could be both Esme’s mother and the hook. Makes sense, yes? But, I wish it were Robin. No one else is able to portray the abominable Heather as she.
Yes, of course—Ryan and Heather met in “a” looney bin. Great guess, Satan!! Perhaps that’s the reason Esme was reared by a governess?

Satan
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Satan

Today’s additional information about Heather’s “illness” that landed her in the hospital certainly seems to point in the direction of her being the Hooker. She has some sort of “flesh eating bacteria” which is native to the Amazon rainforest. Remember that the hooks have been dipped in a reptile venom which was also said to be from a South American source. Now I obviously don’t think Heather’s been taking weekend trips from the looney bin to Brazil, but whatever shady sources she’s buying her snake venom from, apparently they don’t take a lot of precautions to see that their buyers… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

HaHaHaHaHa!!!! And, yes, yes, yes—I told you, Satan, our great minds think alike. Plus, you can get “anything” at the border these days—-why not venom? Soon after it was established that it was, indeed, a woman under that hood ( albeit I said Rory could pass as a woman since he’s so tiny —also, he’s shifty with a purpose), if I remember correctly, I did. mention Heather as both the “Hook” and Esme’s mother. Now that you said, it sounds so much more convincing because you know Heather’s history. I only “met” her in 2014?—or later, I think—as Franco’s mother.… Read more »

OG Steve
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OG Steve

If Heather is “mother hen” all of a sudden for Esme, why wouldn’t she also go after those who wronged Steven Lars or Franco in her opinion? Olivia, Elizabeth or Sam? Heather is definitely one to hold long-term grudges.

Celia
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Celia

Good one, OG Steve. Heather’s rage is visible—if vendetta is on her unhinged mind, she owes it to her “loved ones” to vindicate them.
The timeline of when the letter to Alexis was written and the date is was mailed doesn’t mesh—could Heather have written the letter, saved it and bided her time to escape and then mail it?. Just one thing—-she’s not so small.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
Apparently, Heather has not been on any weekend trips as you say, but what about someone visiting HER or someone she’s been in contact with that’s been hiding out at the funny farm, until they are ready to be the happy hooker again.

Dan
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Dan

This fits with what they’ve been doing lately, recasting past characters with bigger name actors, such as Charles Shaughnessy taking over the role of Victor Cassadine. He’s still Maxwell Sheffield from The Nanny to me. Although he’s done a good job making the character his own, I still prefer Thaao Penghlis as Victor. Robin Mattson is Heather Webber to me, so I would assume she wasn’t able to return for whatever reason. Her most recent Instagram post was in July and it mentions something about an upcoming knee surgery, so it may just be that she wasn’t available to return… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Well said, Dan——Agreed!

Greg
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Greg

Robin Mattson is Heather. Why the recast!!?

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m told she (RM) retired.

Greg
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Greg

I know I just commented on this but it is just such an odd and inappropriate age wise casting decision. What is going on in FV”s mind?

Maureen Stepp
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Maureen Stepp

Well she certainly looks the part!

Fginaspy
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Fginaspy

The actress is age appropriate. She is the same age as Georganne La Pierre who originated the role of Heater Webber.FV found the best recast he could find. Give Alley Mills a chance.

I was put off by the way the actress used her voice. Her smile was spot on.

THERESA LYNNE WHELIHAN
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THERESA LYNNE WHELIHAN

Loved Hailey Mills in the movie PARENT TRAP and it’s sequel. Just can’t picture her playing this kind of role after seeing her in kid movies ❤️

Ken
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Ken

This is Alley Mills not Hayley Mills…

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Hailey Mills is a different actress. Reread the article. The actress playing Heather is Alley Mills. No relation to the Parent Trap actress.

JR
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JR

Just not Robin. Wish she was back.

Rodd
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Rodd

I think she did an amazing job capturing the “spirit” of Heather.

Satan
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Satan

Except for that ridiculous attempt at a “New Yawk” accent, which Heather never had!

Brian B.
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Brian B.

Glad GH snagged her. B&B needs new writers. I hope HW is Esme’s Mom & that the serial killer is Trina’s new bf in disguise.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Why wasn’t she carrying a plate of Lemon Bars?

Jeff
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Jeff

I love robin mattson as heather webber on GH it’s too bad she could not return she played that role perfectly.

nico
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nico

Wow, that was at par with Mattison. Esme baby daddy is Spencer.. she did say..”lets go meet your grand-pa referring to Nicholas’. Making Heather the hook killer is too simple…Its the ADA

Satan
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Satan

She wasn’t referring to Nikolas as “grandpa”. She was talking about Ryan, as she was intending to visit him in prison before Nikolas locked her up in the tower.

Sharon
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Sharon

That God that wonderful actress left that dog of a show Bold and Beautiful. As usual they underuse the best actors and actresses for revolving all storyline around KKL, aka, Brooke!

Sharon
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Sharon

General Hospital is the one of the best soap’s left on the air along with Y & R and Days of Our Lives

GH Super Fan
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GH Super Fan

I don’t like the recast and I heard that Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) is leaving and will be recast as well. Too many changes and bad/over acting. Trina was a recast, Nicholas was a recast…. Dr. Finn was on the show as 3 different people and Dr. Austin has been on the show as 3 different people…. Too many changes!!

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Agreed on the multiple characters played by Michael Easton and Roger Howarth. Finn is barely palatable and Austin has been a total dud.

Chad had some health issues (why we had an off/on recast for a few months) but he’s not leaving – despite how boring he and Willow are.

The original Trina chose to concentrate on her studies, so a recast was needed for a character in a front burner storyline.

Nikolas’ original portrayer had personal issues to work through. Still not feeling Marcus Coloma, but the character is needed on the canvas.

Keith K
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Keith K

Why didn’t Robin Mattson come back as Heather?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Keith K
I know it may be hard for some people to comprehend, but sometimes stuff happens that prevent people from doing things we would like them to do, as in this case of Robin Mattson returning to the role of Heather, illness being one or any number of reasons we know nothing about. I think Alley will do a good job playing Heather, if today’s show was any indication.

Bri
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Bri

Another stoopid move by GH writers. Who needs another hard core fried up hag? Heather’s fan appeal was undeniable even back to janet from another planet. GH never gets it right except reviving Emma Sams. That was probably dumb luck.

Contessa Echo DiSavoy
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Contessa Echo DiSavoy

I like alley a lot but why didnt they bring Robin back I love robin

Contessa Echo DiSavoy
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Contessa Echo DiSavoy

Who is the hunky security guard in the brown shirt! Yum!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, Contessa, he’s hot and so is the guy in blue…sweet face, great hair. Too bad we can’t have them onscreen daily instead of Drippy Drew and Dense Dante. We need someone besides Chase and Nikolas to feed our eye candy appetites!

Timmm
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Timmm

Look, I loved Robin Mattson’s portrayal of Heather over the years BUT, this lady Alley Mills, her and Finn’s scenes were the best of the year! Finn is a stiff board. The way the new Heather berated him and Elizabeth was freakin awesome! Michael and Alley, hats off!

aria
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aria

Did I inject some LSD? I was watching the latest episode oF GH and Jeff Webber was on, so was Heather Webber and Anna was being set up for murder of Lucy by victor Cassadine. Robert was reunited with Holly Sutton, Scotts gonna represent Anna, Laura save Valentine. Felicia was being supportive of Mac, it’s like its the 80’s. Wow thanks GH. Did I forget anyone?

Michael
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Michael

Alley doing great job

Sharianne
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Sharianne

I’ve only ever seen Heather Weber played by Robin. She’s perfect for the role, why the recast? Mills doesn’t seem to have that crazy persona necessary to pull off being Heather Webber. I’m sure she’s a great actress but in my honest opinion she’s been cast in the wrong role. Robin leaves some big shoes to fill, and I personally loved her is Heather.

john
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john

Robin Mattson is the only Heather Webber, where is she?

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General Hospital’s Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and former GH and B&B star Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, ex-Nick) have been mourning the loss of their beloved son, Harrison Wagner, since he passed away this past June at the age of 27.

Harrison was found in a parking lot and his cause of death was initially deferred.  Now, according to a report from PEOPLE.com, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officials have updated Harrison’s death as an “accident,” with Fentanyl and Alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax) as the official cause.

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Following his passing, Kristina and Jack created the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund to assist other young men who battle addiction to be able to afford getting into a recovery community.

Just a few days ago on December 1st, Kristina remembered her son on what would have been his 28th birthday with a touching Instagram post. It included a video clip of Harrison dancing along with the words: “Sometimes I feel like a pinned butterfly. There’s no second chance. There’s no see-him-again. There’s no nothing. He’s not coming back. It’s final. But life goes on. How do I spend the rest of my own without Harrison in it? What does it mean to be ‘all right’ after the death of your child, your blood? The pain will never go away. Today is Harrison’s birthdate. I had the privilege to know him for 27 incredible years. Harrison was larger than life, but beneath his commanding presence was vulnerability and compassion. He understood his own defects and worked hard to turn them around, to strengthen his positive attributes. He was a good listener and stood up for others when they couldn’t speak for themselves. He is missed. Happy Birthday, Harrison. To all bereaved parents: May you find peace. Let’s stick around and see what’s in store for our extraordinary lives.”

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Jack and Kristina have two sons together, the late Harrison, and their eldest son, Peter (age 31).  The actors were previously married from 1993 to 2006.

We continue to offer our condolences to Jack, Kristina, and Peter through this difficult time, and hope that from Harrison’s passing, that the scholarship fund in his name, will help others.

Share your thoughts on the closing of the case on Harrison Wagner’s death, and send your continued condolences to Jack and Kristina via the comment section below.

The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund notes that if you have a loved one that is in need of help with their substance abuse, please give them call at 888-977-4549 to learn more about the recovery options available.

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Felicia, Robert & Holly’s Masterplan Revealed Featuring Heart-Tugging Moments from Tristan Rogers & Emma Samms

Wednesday’s General Hospital began where the previous episode left off, with an on-fire, Holly Sutton (Emma Samms), literally! As the action picks up, Robert (Tristan Rogers) covers Holly with blankets to try and douse the flames.  The paramedics announce Holly has suffered second-degree burns over 75% of her body.

When the ambulance takes off, Robert goes with it. Meanwhile, Jordan (Tanisha Harper) and Mac (John J. York) are looking for evidence from the cabin fire … and wonder where the necklace has gone?

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Later, the ambulance pulls over to the side of the road, and one of the drivers is none other than paramedic Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner)! Felicia reveals herself as does Holly, who is perfectly fine, and Robert, who was in on the entire ruse to get Holly safely out of the country and away from Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy).

Viewers learn in flashbacks how this trio worked together to pull this off: Felicia showed up at the cabin with fire retardant clothes for Holly to wear and revealed how she planned to set the stove to start the fire.  We then learn that Holly and Robert staged Robert’s drugging and mugging, in order for Holly to steal the necklace and leave it inside the cabin for the PCPD to find.  It was Holly’s plan to ensure that Victor would have no further use for her.

Next, Robert gives Holly the keys to a car that can’t be traced; as she is to drive to Canada with a new ID and completely disappear.  Felicia adds that records will show that Holly was taken to a burn facility halfway around the world, freeing her to find out just where Victor is holding her beloved son, Ethan.

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Holly has a surprise in store for Victor on her departure! In a flashback, Holly meets up with Selina Wu (Lydia Look) on the pier and gifts her with one of the jewels from the necklace in exchange for poisoning Victor for her. Holly tells Selina she won’t find her son alive and well if Victor is dead, and assures Selina the poison will not kill Victor, but will be payback.

As the episode comes to a conclusion, and if you are a longtime fan of GH, you probably reached for the hankies in touching and beautifully-played moments between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms.

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In the story, Holly apologizes to Robert for all the trouble she has caused, but the two share a passionate kiss before they say their final goodbyes. BUT .. you didn’t think Holly would try to get away without one last scheme? She had the necklace in her pocket the whole time, begging the question … was she  going to take it with her? However, Robert knew Holly had the necklace and asks her to hand it over to him, which she does.

For her final moments, Holly walks off into the fog, which could only signify that this guest star turn for Emma Samms has come to its conclusion.

So, what did you think about the twists on today’s episode? Did you think Robert, Felicia and Holly were in cahoots? What did you think of the final scenes between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms? Comment below.

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