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Anders Hove Returns To GH As Faison!

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Such fantastic news for General Hospital fans, the uber-villain of them all, Cesar Faison will be back on screen next week, when Anders Hove makes another triumphant return to the ABC daytime drama series.

Hove has returned to the canvas a multitude of times from his native Denmark beginning in 1990-1992, 1999-2000, and in 2012, 2013, and 2014.  With the hunt for Faison in full throttle mode, his bio-son Nathan (Ryan Paevey) determined to find him, another Faison son out there, Jason (Steve Burton) wanting retribution for Faison “killing” him and dumping into the pier, the whole Jasoning of Drew (Billy Miller), and of course, Obrecht’s (Kathleen Gati), and Faison’s ultimate nemesis and obsession, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), so much is about to go down in Port Charles.

In a new interview in this weeks issue of Soap Opera Digest on sale on newsstand now, Hove talked from Denmark prior to coming to the States to film his episodes of GH.  He weighed-in on what he thinks will happen with the revelation that Faison has two sons!

Anders expressed: “It’s going to be tough, and it’s going to be strange.  I have only met Nathan in scenes when I really didn’t know he was my son at that point, and I don’t know for sure who the other son is, and I’m sure I haven’t met the actor, either. It’s going to be interesting.”

So are you ready for the exciting return of Cesar Faison?  Who will eventually capture him, or will he once again escape and live to see another day?

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Delia
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Delia

So excited!!! Anderson is so creepy as Caesar. He truly is one of the great villains.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Oh, no!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

It’s always good to have Faison on the canvas to scare people. He is GH’s deadliest villain after all. Tony Geary said that a long time ago and I do have to agree with him.

Nik
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Nik

Well, I never liked this character but the COO of Aurora, I think is Faison’s son but I could be wrong. Great to see Obrecth get hit in the head for once.

K/kay
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K/kay

Just love when they bring actor back but have no clue what the story is yep beating my head against a wall!

Celia
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Celia

Ok, K/kay….don’t you know, my friend? Why else do you think we are getting such a healthy dose of Sonny and Jason? This is the only reason I get irritated at this…seeing more and more of Sonny!! It seems that Faison’s other son ( not Nathan) seeks revenge on his dada….everyone thinks it’s Peter…. Faison returns to claim his son, Nathan and do harm to Liesl ( he clocked her outside at Anna’s doorstep) and anyone in his path. I had suspected as much even before Nathan’s paternity was disclosed….that Liesl needed to run for the hills… I have waited… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

YES! Welcome back Anders! Can’t wait!

Lisa
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Lisa

Can’t wait !

Rodd
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Rodd

Let the mayhem begin!

Jimh
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Jimh

Finn=Faison=more trouble for Anna…if they go there???

Jimh
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Jimh

Finn as his son please….

rebecca1
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rebecca1

naaaa…I think it’s the new publisher at Aurora. (He almost looks like Ryan Paevy. Well, not really but they could definitely play brothers!) And it fits; he’s in publishing (and the son is a writer), he’s taken an interest in Lulu’s mode of bringing Faison out of hiding, etc.

It’s probably him. And yet, it seems so obvious that maybe it’s not. Maybe…Britt is really a boy and she’s his other son! Too much? 😉

Grant Putnam
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Grant Putnam

Is it time for February sweeps yet? Cuz this is one hot storyline, strap yourselves in for a wild ride when Nathan is forced to team up with his half bro Peter (aka Heindrich) to bring down the bio daddy or evil. Not sure how Kim fits into this but I was certain she would play into the 2 Jason’s reveal. Will Robert show up to protect his beloved Anna from the clutches of Caesar? We can only hope Tristan Rogers comes along for the ride. Smart to pull Drew and Sam from the canvass for a few weeks while… Read more »

AJ
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AJ

I recall some things Tristian said that would seemingly make it unlikely that he’ll return if Frank is still in charge.

Satan
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Satan

Frank will not be in charge much longer. He just made a huge mistake…

His former partner Ron paid the price for messing with Luke. He will pay the price for screwing over Laura.

Steve
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Steve

Tristan rightfully complained that Robert was written poorly during his last few appearances. Frank would need to apologize and promise that Robert would play a prominent role in the storyline.

K/kay
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K/kay

And everything he said is true I truly pulled it will not watch another episode you treat Genie Francis the icon of this soap the way FV did he is no better then Guza and sorry MW is not all that great you just proved what we knew you treat women like dirt under your finger nails and SB and MB and the spitter LW can truly stuff it go sell some food drin Steve gosh I am livid that Genie got treated this way again

K/kay
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K/kay

Genie has a legit gripe so enjoy I saw my last episode and I talked to two journalists and no Genieis deasted

AJ
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AJ

Did I miss something? I just assumed Genie was going on one of her vacations and Spencer breaking his legs was the way to write her off the canvas for a while?

K/kay
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K/kay

Sorry devasted shame on me ! I have to get off this site before I say things that should not be said.

Satan
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Satan

This is my beloved son Faison, in whom I am well pleased! Time to raise a little HELL in Port Charles….

Steve
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Steve

Give it a rest. Go to heaven

Satan
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Satan

Oh, believe me that bridge was burned a long time ago. My Former Employer still holds a grudge over that bet we made concerning the mortal named “Job”.

And no, that was not an “Arrested Development” reference, though that show was a big hit here in Hell.

Mateo
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Mateo

Okay, let me be clear: Faison with Anna is magic. They both portray the vulnerabilities so well with each other. With the news that Ryan Paevy is leaving GH as Nathan West, I tend to think he will be a casualty of Faison. Anything with Obrecht I am down for because I adore watching Kathleen Gati. The only thing I am not up for watching is boring Burton with his monotone voice and deadpan expression whining about how his life was stolen. BooHoo. Please Faison, take him out too. Or if not put him in a coma for three years… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ryan isn’t leaving GH; he’s taking time off to be in a film.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Love it! Faison is one of GH’s best baddies and he’s one of the few, if not the last, of the remaining evil characters from days of yore. I’m hoping they don’t kill him off. It’s nice to know he may come back for a diabolical visit every now and then. Annnnnnd…is it possible that Peter (his assumed other son) is Anna’s? I don’t remember them ever sleeping together but who knows how they may explain that away. I can see them having Anna or Alex, give birth to a son and like Dr. O…hide him from Faison. Crazy; but… Read more »

Tim S.
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Tim S.

The Best New from all of these is the we get to see more of Kathleen Gati’s acting. She is great.. I hope we hear her sing a love song to her beau!!

Dan
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Dan

I assumed it was only a matter of time with how often his name has been mentioned on the show as of late. Faison is the best villain in GH history, in my opinion, with Helena Cassadine being a very close second. So any chance to see the wonderful Anders Hove on screen again is a real treat. My only regret is that his returns to the show are never long enough, and it sounds like this time will be a short visit again. I’d love to see him hang around for a while, and really wreak some havoc on… Read more »

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

I’m not surprised that the character of Faison is coming back because he could play a part in a lot of stories.For example he was the one who shot Jason in 2012 and pushed him into the water.So Faison may have answers that Jason needs.Plus Faison has history with Anna and Obrecht.For example Faison may not be happy with Obrecht keeping the fact that Nathan is his son from him.

dan
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dan

He’s a great actor and Faison is a great soap villain. But the best part will surely be more great scenes with Finola! She brings it every second she’s on screen! She’s perfection!

Shay
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Shay

And with Dr. O.!!! Kathleen Gati’s latest scene with Finola’s Anna got that ball rolling off to what shall be an undoubtedly raucous finish when they finally encounter Liesl’s once-beloved Cesar!!! Seems like Obrecht’s magnificent obsession with this brilliant criminal mastermind will at last come to an end when he finishes off their son….with that brutal act, the spell this “Maniacal Dane” has held over Liesl to keep her in thrall over the decades shall be forever broken! Better late than never…..

Timmm
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Timmm

Do you thing Liesel and Faisy will do the Romeo and Juliet thing?

Shay
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Shay

Not this time, Timmmbo! I think Liesl’s going to be spitting fire when it comes to her once-dear Cesar!!! He’s finally gone to far this time, even for Dr. O.!!!!

Sue M.
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Sue M.

Never liked him!!!

Remy
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Remy

1990s storyline reintroduced again?

Lets see whom departs with faison this time. Was this why Gene’s status was bumped from contract to recurring??????

Meryl
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Meryl

Anders Hove is a great actor. I wish his character wasn’t a villain & he could get to know Nathan & Maxie & be a grandfather to their baby.

Timmm
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Timmm

My three favorite villains of all time on GH, Faison, Anthony Zaccharo and Grant Putnam.

Reed
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Reed

Agreed, and while we’re lucky to have Grant weighing in periodically on various threads, it would be great to spring him from the sanitarium.

Timmm
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Timmm

Anna has her hands full right now but it would be nice to have Grant back on the show. He was so good!

Reed
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Reed

Timmm, you’re fast becoming one of my favorite posters. Your “#Genie’s Times Up!” from the other thread was a classic and I’m sure it was said for comedic affect, supporting your earlier posts which I couldn’t necessarily disagree with. But make no mistake, this was a cluster-f of epic proportions. Genie Francis finally gets a story at the end of her 3-year contract and then Frank, in his infinite wisdom offers her recurring status? I so wanted to inject a testosterone-based analogy into the Genie thread, but I didn’t think the readers would appreciate the Eli Manning comparison. P.S. both… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Thanks Reed. I love the Eli Manning comparison. Brilliant! So maybe Frank goes? I dont know, he seems like a weasel who kisses up to ABC to do their dirty work. In other words, ABC didnt want her to stay.

Chrystie-Delancey
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Chrystie-Delancey

No offense to the actor, but I am sick of Faison. What more can the hairball sociopath do that he hasn’t done before? Only difference is this time Frau Olbrecht is not enamored with him.

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

The recycling of Faison represents another attempt to get up ratings for a short-term period of time. That’s how GH manages this show now. Brings back this one or that one for a bit of time. Now it’s the guy with bad hair. If a troll would be willing to speak to Faison, perhaps something could be done with his hair. Seriously, I’ve had my fill with GH’s recycling characters. I thought we were seeing some stability with Genie Francis being put in the forefront. Now, with their decision to let her go, I’ve become totally disgusted with this show… Read more »

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

As I watch today’s scenes with Anna and Faison, I have to wonder WHY the writer’s feel the need to continue to torture and haunt Anna with the sociopath. You can literally see her quaking as he touches her. It is akin to watching Sigourney Weaver in ALIEN with that thing above her. Why do women have to be continued to be mentally tortured? In light of the state of things, you would think that the writers would stop torturing Anna with this monster. And back to my original comment, what more can Faison do? The last time that Anna… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

I hate to see the acotor Anders Hove (Cesar Faison) leaving GH he has been playing a bad guy for so long and made the soap very entertaining always a clever guy that covers his tracks he is like a fox or a wolf.He has been on General Hospital ever sence I was a young girl I do hope their is away they could bring him back threw false death do to a son wanting him dead and maybe someone helping him but we shall see.General Hospital is always full of surprises and lots of drama and action it is… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

Please keep Anders Hove (Cesar Faison) playing his role he makes General Hospital exciting even if his death was a fake do to a son wanting to kill him do to a revenge and hoping that they can have it as someone helping him out cheating death.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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