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Anthony Montgomery To Make His General Hospital Debut As Dr. Andre Maddox!

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Some more new faces are coming to ABC’s General Hospital! 

You see, it looks like Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) will continue to need some psychiatric care, when on the upcoming November 6th episode (during November Sweeps) , Dr. Andre Maddox will take over Anna’s case from Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom).

Thus enter actor, Anthony Montgomery who will play the new doc, according to Soap Opera Digest. 

Montgomery may be familiar to TV audience for his roles on Star Trek: Enterprise and episodic guest star turns on: Grey’s Anatomy, Baby Daddy, House, NCIS. and even a short stint on GH back in 2011!

So. is Dr. Maddox just what the doctor ordered on GH?  If he is continues to be part of the canvas, will he paired with Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) who currently has no love interest … or someone else who needs a lover?  Will he truly help Anna with her mental anguish and woes, or could he end up working for the bad guys ?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Kevin
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Kevin

I’ll be curious to see how they write the need for another psych doc, when honestly Collins should be more than enough for the show. Why not use HIM?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Right, Kevin. LOL. I guess our good doctor Collins is so overwhelmed by all the ‘disturbed’ cuckoos running amok in PC; he needs the extra help?

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Because, frankly, Kevin Collins’ presence does not bring in new viewers in a younger demographic. We all know the most coveted demo is 18-49. Only longtime, aging viewers appreciate & want the veteran characters because they were around 2 decades ago when they were featured more prominently. You won’t find 20-30 somethings lamenting the absence of Lucy Coe or Monica Quartermaine because they haven’t been crucial to any GH plotline in decades. If an aging audience is the only one that watches any soap, it will be cancelled eventually. Soaps HAVE to show that new, young viewers are being added… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Kansas Guest, I do understand what you’re saying and yes, soaps are always courting the younger demographic by bringing in new characters played by younger actors. This is not new. However, what is new is the expedient rate in which the ‘in-with-the-new-out-with-the-old’ mentality is being utilized. Back in grade school I was in the chorus (I was an alto) and we used to sing, “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other’s gold.” In pursuing the younger demographic, the ABC suits are showing disregard for their older and loyal demographic and they will end up… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Kansas. in theory, your right. If you dont freshen up the demos, your viewers eventually die. However, soaps are on life support! Your not going to get many 18-49 new viewers. Especially from this guy. He is a no name with no connections to PC. Thats why Kevin is important, he keeps long time viewers around. What they should do is bring in new, younger talent that has PC connections. For example, Scott has a daughter Serena. Bring her on if your looking for youth and younger demos. Y&R does this very well.

AJQ
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AJQ

And what about Kevin Collins/Jon Lindstrom? Popular GH Vet and awesome actor. Why have him on for that episode and have Varni promoting it? More bait & switch with vets? Do they really think we’re going to keep falling for that? Nothing has changed with the new writers, the producer and the network are continuing the same pattern that tanked the ratings. More new characters with no real ties to GH history, popular vets discarded, sometimes dangled for an episode to try and reel people in. It’s insulting. Bad enough Jon Lindstrom is out, a young black psychiatrist joins the… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Right.
I am all for the hiring of this handsome young man but why must he come in at the expense of Dr Collins? I was enjoying his sessions with Anna. Finola Hughes and Jon Lindstrom are brilliant in those scenes and they have some kind of chemistry which I think deserves further exploration.
I cannot watch the Franco, Nina and Kiki scenes–they are quite dreadful. I cannot believe I ever thought Roger Howarth was this amazing and brilliant talent as I see no inkling of it anymore.

AJQ
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AJQ

Agree about Howarth and it is so infuriating having to suffer through his nonsense and every attempt to try and make him palatable while a character like Kevin and Jon Lindstrom, and actor who is actually talented is discarded.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Awwwww, Harry!!!!!!! How could you not love that little-big trio? I really enjoy the banter; the strange and ridiculous goings-on in that apartment. Howarth IS amazing, Harry; as is Stafford. They can play anything….turn any role upside down and everywhichway. Furthermore, which is a miracle of all miracles coming from me, Hayley Erin is coming into her own. Kiki is reborn. Just wait and see, Harry. LOL. Think positively. Would you rather watch Valerie and her ” woe is me for craving and itching for dufus-y Dante who’s in love with Lala-Lulu-head”? Seriously, though. I think this couple creates a… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Harry, Roger’s problem is Franco. The character sucks! I hated it when it was James Franco and I hate it now! Kill him off and let Roger go or bring him back as a Cassadine straight from HELLena’s lab!

su0000
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su0000

soaps like newbies and have an endless supply of D-list actors and newcomers don’t get paid a lot.
newbie get paid next to nothing, they are in for the experience or just need a couple of bucks to pay bills…
Newbies are great for the soaps budgets ..

Erick
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Erick

They already had to recast Kevin temporarily last year because Lindstrom was filming True Detective and directing something else… I’m thinking unavailable?

Torqumada
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Torqumada

Yes, unavailable. Why can’t fans remember this? Sometimes it’s not an illuminati style conspiracy, the actor has moved on. Plain and simple. As for the constant salvaging of new characters, some of us remember when Carlyle was a new character who took pages from vets. Just saying. At some point there is a moment of origin. Separately, is GH spinning its wheels? Yeah. They need to get their storylines sorted, there’s no energy, no forward thrust. No burning reason to see what comes next. As much as I hate the mob storylines the new baddie is the only storyline that… Read more »

Matilda
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Matilda

You have absolutely no information or evidence that the actor has “moved on” whatever that means. He has done some other roles, they are not permanent or full time. And the point is irrelevant because John Lindstrom has repeatedly made it known on social media that he would like to work on GH. Look around at all the vets who are not on. Have they all “moved on” or have they worked on other projects because they are actors and take work? Bottom line, vets aren’t a priority for Frank and they are sorely missed. It isn’t an illuminati conspiracy,… Read more »

Erick
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Erick

Matilda you raise a fair point regarding other roles not being permanent or full time… However, to your statement that vets aren’t a priority for Frank – I’m recalling the Guza years where they were killed off (Quartermaines), shoved into retirement so they died of shock (Anna Lee), sent out of town without a mention (Bobbie), or still living in Port Charles without a mention after Port Charles ended (Lucy). At least we have them in town to complain about not seeing them. And he did bring Finola Hughes (Anna) and now Genie Francis (Laura) back full-time. As I write… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Matilda is correct–Jon Lindstrom has had some other projects in the past, but as she asserts, he has made it clear that he is available and eager to reprise his role as Dr Collins. I have no issue with a new character being introduced to the canvas when it does not come at the expense of a fan favorite who is in the midst of a psychologically compelling story. I saw some really exciting things transpire with the exchanges between Anna and Dr Collins and the actors really rose to the challenge. I was eager to see more of this… Read more »

ces
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ces

sexy new doc in town – I’m cool with that — it IS GH after all. Just too bad they didn’t keep Silas too; GH needs more sexy docs especially if it’s true Jason Thompson is leaving.
Look what Blair Underwood did for SATC? 😉

su0000
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su0000

”is Dr. Maddox just what the doctor ordered on GH?”… heck no! OK– if this newbie Dr. is working on Anna’s head mess as the November sweeps, that stinks.. c’mon, GH needs something somewhat soap earthshaking for the sweeps and that will not be Jason’s reveal via Spins computer, sigh.. GH is becoming another snooze party reminiscent of 2014 Y&R yawn fest.. I, for the first time had need to FF through the uninteresting looooong go nowhere conversations, they have the same tone of the loooong boring speeches at Casey’s grave.:( WTHF! OK– now for the November sweeps, I do… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

This cant be our su…you must be Harry wearing a latex mask…our su always praises GH, and Harry critizes GH…lol

su0000
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su0000

ahaa! Jimh 🙂
It is me!!
GH has been a total boring love-in..
Sonny and his sons in a huge love fest of sappy crappy loving each other to pieces stuff is boring and not the Corinthos, not at all,, who are those people ?? lol
It deserves a FF to hopefully get to the good stuff.. LOL
WTH is happening to my GH, it stinks!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m not familiar with this actor; good looking guy. Does this mean we’e losing Jon Lindstdom again? Why??? I’ve always liked Lindstom and Kevin. Warm, good character with history. Pisses me ok they can’t come up with an interesting story for him and the other vets. Redundant gripe but still valid.

Harry
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Harry

I love him too. If they want to shake things up, bring back Ryan–Kevin’s indentical twin brother, who also happens to be a sociopath.
Ryan could return to his past hobby of stalking Felicia thereby bringing back Mac and Felicia to the front burner. Jon Lindstrom is a brilliant actor and he is a huge fan favorite.

Rose
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Rose

Want to keep Jon but don’t need another sociopath. Been there with Franco.

Harry
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Harry

I understand what you’re saying Rose, but I don’t count James Franco having all this fun while pretending to be a performance artist/psychopath. The character he ad libbed while seemingly mocking the soap opera genre as well as the fans, was never meant to be permanent and never should have been forced onto Roger Howarth who all but gave up when given that ill fitting costume to wear. Franco was always a cartoon figure and never predicated onto true psychology while Ryan was. And Ryan was brilliantly and realistically fleshed on by JL. You actually believe in this character and… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Harry…I don’t see Roger’s current portrayal of Franco as psychopath at all. The first few months were excruciating, no fault of RH. The writing of his character was infantile and buffoons. They have since evolved him I.to somewhat of a hero to those he loves…Nina, Kimi and I would bet for Scottie too if he needed him. Lets not forget how he risked his own life to find Carly…though SHE obviously forgot. I love Franco now. I’m sure they’ll eventually throw some crazy back into his mix but I find him poignant, sincere, protective, determined…and I love him with Kimi… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

The writers are either lazy or not talented enough! WE come up with good ideas ALL the time! No excuse FRANK! Light a fire!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Wowza !!!! Either Valerie or Jordan is getting a new love interest.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s exactly what I was about to type in, Lou. You beat me to it! HaHa.
I agree….depending on how old this new doctor is, we shall see who gets to play kissy-poo with him. I am leaning toward Valerie; just to get all that craving/tension she has for Dante out of her system, once and for all. LOL.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I want the new Doc to be for Jordan. Valerie is too bland and needs to go after Dillon.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sorry Cee, I’d rather see Kevin and Anna fall for each other.

ces
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ces

Hope it’s Jordan; I’d be happy with Less of Valerie!

Rose
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Rose

Nothing against Anthony, but it’s getting harder and harder to connect with GH because of the continual revolving doors with actors…example, once again losing Jon; newbies who “take up space” when there are fan favorite GH actors we rarely see anymore; and storylines and relationships that don’t seem to have the “old GH feel” or we don’t care about, at least for me. Soooo might appreciate this, but it makes some of RC’s storylines not look so bad…mainly his resurrection of his first Nurses Ball. And recently it’s harder to even care about commenting because it seems the ABC suits… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Sadly, your sentiments seem dead-on, Rose! In their extremely misguided efforts to appeal to all and sundry, the GH showrunners are breaking the cardinal rule for any successful entity and that is, do NOT alienate your base audience…. which is exactly what has happened. It is a hard and fast notion that you must solidly retain your initial target group whilst still finding new and creative ways to expand upon that number. Not an easy task by any means, but what has to be done in order to survive, no matter the product to which one is referring….when this classic… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

I have mixed feelings about a new character, especially a new psychiatrist when we already don’t see enough of “Kevin”. But I’ve watched soaps long enough to know that there may be multiple other reasons why they aren’t utilizing Jon as “Kevin” for the long term story. I hope this is a solid character instead of another “baddie” and wish Anthony well.

Melissa
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Melissa

Don’t think Jon Lindstrom wants a regular gig on GH, just the occasional appearance. I welcome the addition of another African-American lead and think he can be successfully paired up with any of the single people on canvas. Just wish they hadn’t set him up to “replace” Kevin, because that makes people not want to be as welcoming of the character as they might otherwise if he were just introduced as another doctor. I’m also relieved that they are expanding the hospital staff rather than adding another mob character!

Rodd
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Rodd

Melissa, I was wondering if Jon Lindstrom didn’t want a long-term deal. Like I said, there may be multiple things about this we don’t know. But I agree with you, they make it easier not to be a open to a new actor when they don’t tell us things like the other/veteran actor didn’t want the commitment. I’m also glad he’s part of the hospital staff instead of a mobster (as far as we know at this point- LOL!).

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Very true, Melissa. The mind is a complex machine. Fans of doc Kevin/Jon will react exactly as you have described them. So, never bring in a new actor as a stand-in for a loved character/actor. It does mess up the scope.

Harry
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Harry

Hmm…well, when I Tweeted to bring back Jon Lindstrom for good and to also bring back Ryan, Jon Lindstrom re Tweeted my Tweet.
I think that means that yes, he would like a permanent gig on GH.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I was hoping Kevin would stick around, and gradually fall in love with Anna, and be in a three-way-love triangle with Lucy but Kevin and Anna become a couple…it wouldve been nice!…im all for more minorities in daytime and i believe this character will be paired with Jordan or Valerie but wished they had cast a relative of Brad’s instead… or why couldnt Andre be a member of the Hardy family…Tom and Simones son Tom Jr., or the son of Brian and Claudia Philips who were friends of Laura or one of the Wards with ties to the Qs…when bringing… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Jim–yes. If Robert is not coming back, I could see Anna with Kevin.

su0000
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su0000

aww Harry, they are horrible match..
Anna is like hell on wheels and Kiven like warm water..
They live in two different worlds.
If Anna is hooked to Kevin Anna will become a boring house wife, another Olivia LOL

rebecca1
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rebecca1

On the one hand I could see Kevin and Laura together…the show needs a good, grounded couple. On the other…maybe Kevin and Olivia. She’s looking for a good, non- mob connected man for herself and child. Alak…Kevin is probably gone, gone, gone….

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Maybe he’s for Felix..OR…dare I say … TJ..LOL

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@su….
Oh, but Su…opposites attract, ‘doncha’ know? We need a little oomph from both these characters. Especially Anna…she seems to have lost her mojo-hoodoo and desperately needs to find it. I think Kevin and Anna would be hot together.

Timmm
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Timmm

I have a feeling ABC is once again cutting their daytime budget and we will not see Robert and Anna reunite!

Erick
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Erick

Awesome! Enjoyed him a lot on Enterprise.

Steven
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Steven

Is this the new man in Jordan’s life?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Lol, Steven. If he is, Jordan will be fending the barrage of ‘mad’ words hurled her way by TJ. How dare she get involved with a man without his permission?

Pandora mackay
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Pandora mackay

Already know nice looking man they will but him with a white woman instead of a black woman well this is a white show abc

su0000
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su0000

Sounds good to me..
For some reason most all are hooking him up with Jordan because she is also black..
Old school, old fashioned thinking..

Erick
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Erick

They could put him with Liz or Sam, get all those fan bases even madder lol….

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, Su.
What you said, and then some. Unfortunately, that is where Pandora’s mind is. Why is there so much angst; so much resentment still swirling the planet with this archaic idea that white women rope all the black men; when the opposite happens just as much? People fall in love….for the right reasons, I would hope, and not because of one’s skin color. It’s time to get over this ‘phobia’. Just my two-cents worth. Later, susu.

Timmm
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Timmm

su0000, its old fashion thinking because blacks and whites are still MILLIONS of miles away in thinking that both races are equal. Look no further than than what you see with the police. THAT is a ten hour debate but its raw and people are angry!

Pandora mackay
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Pandora mackay

There’s Val why put him with Anna just like the NBA all these successful black man and up with the white woman i’m not racist but we already see this coming

Aria
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Aria

He’s going to be her shrink not lover, relax let’s not jump the gun.

Belle
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Belle

I’m not racist, but…always an interesting indicator. Why couldn’t a new single doctor be a good catch for any single person on the show…hmmm.

Brian
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Brian

He is smoking hot!

lll
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lll

I wonder is he the rumored black person GH was looking for in their casting call. He’s supposed to have chemistry with one of the female leads – is it Anna, Jordan, Valerie, or someone else?

Erick
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Erick

I think he was. I remember thinking at the time “Shawn recast.”

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah lets brink in another NOBODY and dismiss our veteran characters who we love! BS!

Shay
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Shay

Exactly right, Timmm!!!! Never in my life have I witnessed more uninspired and unlikeable characters on a single soap at one time….and I have watched dozens of shows, both in daytime and primetime! I truly abhor so many of the players on the current GH canvas that I cannot even consider looking at the program most days! Instead of correcting the utterly annoying tendency of adding more unwanted newbies and also getting rid of the overwhelming amount of deadweight they already have, the showrunners simply keep doubling down on the same mistake….over and over again. Sounds like a recipe for… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Totally agree with you Shay. If it weren’t for Anna and Laura’s timely returns I wouldn’t be tuning in.

ces
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ces

Kinda like see Laura doing Elizabeth and Jake’s dirty laundry the other day? Is that what our beloved Laura was brought back to do on GH? Seriously.

Timmm
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Timmm

Its a sin and a disgrace to the character! I love Genie and do want her on the show but if this is what she is to do, forget it! Give the women a love interest or a job!

Harry
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Harry

I agree–I tune in whenever I hear either Laura or Anna are going to be on for that day.

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm (and Harry….) Laura and Anna are about all that remain of those quintessential soap heroines we grew up with and adored on GH…..it’s so absolutely tragic to see them misused and abused at the hands of the current showrunners, whilst far too often being shoved aside in favor of much less talented and interesting newbies. No other soap is as guilty of this practice as GH….even though I haven’t regularly viewed other daytime dramas in over a decade, I know that when I do catch a glimpse of any of the additional surviving three shows, I at least recognize… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

My guess is JL is either more expensive to have on contract or not available for a long term story — so enter Dr. Maddox. Ethics should rule out a romance between Anna and her doctor, but his is a soap so who knows. Jordan does need some fleshing out if she is going to continue to be a viable character on the show, so a romance with the doctor could be in order. As long as he isn’t connected to a mob family or Faison in disguise I will give him a chance.

Patrick
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Patrick

I”m just now reading this thread : “oh, god” before he’s even made it out of the starting gate…. “so frigging what ! ? ! ? ” Jon Lindstrom is a dreamboat Jon Lindstrom has a long history Jon Lindstrom acting is so amiable so present so alluring so danged HOT ! how dare they ! argh! this was a perfect opportune time to amp his character with so many … in Port Charles Anna Traci Laura let alone his friends…. Lucy (ok) ex, Mac, Felicia, Bobbi he would have been a perfect doc… for Hayden, little Jake, gosh darned… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

IKR? Don’t get it.

Trophy Lady
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Trophy Lady

THIS is the problem I have with this show, and all of soaps in general. Why is it that whenever they bring on a black person, it’s AUTOMATICALLY a love interest for the only other black person (or people) on the show??? It’s racist and stereotypical all at once! There are PLENTY of other available men on the show for Jordan and Valerie to interact and hook up with without bringing on some token black man to be their designated love interest. Jake/Jason Patrick Dante Nikolas Sonny Michael Morgan Nathan Ric Honestly, these guys could all be well matched with… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hello again, Trophy Lady. Let’s remember Molly and TJ.. I think that’s even MORE forward thinking and gutsy if you think about t. There are probably fans of a certain age who weren’t brought up to date another race, let alone their children. And yet they nicely incorporated this very in -love interrracial sweet romance…

Trophy Lady
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Trophy Lady

Hi, Rebecca. I have to disagree with you about Molly and TJ. They’re kids. Kids don’t usually carry that much weight on soaps — and their stories tend to be used simply for filler. Ultimately, most soap fans don’t care about the teens. That being said, it still doesn’t make any sense why having the same race is a requirement for adult love interests on soaps. It makes absolutely no sense that both Jordan and Valerie are single with no love interest in sight. They are both gorgeous. The idea that GH needs to bring in a token black guy… Read more »

MissFixIt
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MissFixIt

You are so right Trophy Lady. This is 2015, waiting around for the next black guy to come to town is not very realistic. Look around us – a lot of people just don’t limit themselves that way anymore. Happiness and passion should be embraced in all its colors.

Trophy Lady
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Trophy Lady

Thank you, MissFixIt! That’s exactly my point! Waiting around and hoping some black guy comes to town is just DUMB!!! People connect for all kinds of reasons — and race is usually NOT one of them! As though interracial couples sit around daily speaking about the differences of their skin tones! No, they’re too busy connecting about what they truly do have in common, which is the reason why most couples get together, right? These soaps continue to perpetuate racist ideas and stereotypes that are completely self-serving to those who are and continue to be racist viewers. There’s no reason… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol…Trophy Lady…we’ll have to agree to disagree again. Shawn was with Alexis and Carly. They broke up…as many same race couples do. Point is…they were paired up. Dante and Valerie…who is biracial by the way…was with Dante. They didn’t keep them split them because of race; he’s married. It’s quite well known to longtime fans that Edward Q had a love affair with Ellie May…probably not her name…which escapes me. His grandson Justice was welcomed into the family. As for gay couples…they’ve paired while Lucas with Asian Brad who both felt something for black Felix. And then there’s Milo and… Read more »

Trophy Lady
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Trophy Lady

Rebecca, LOL, you do realize that the people you mentioned — most weren’t even real couples. Carly and Shawn were NEVER really anything. They did some flirting and that was about it. Alexis and Shawn had more problems than not — and were never really together as a true couple. Dante and Valerie merely slept together. Edward and Mary Mae were OFF SCREEN! We never saw them as a couple at all. Justus just showed up one day. And as for Milo and Epiphany — well, when was the last time you saw them together on screen? My point still… Read more »

Erick
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Erick

You both raise good points. I think they should pair him up with Liz or Sam and get those fanbases even madder lol…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeah, Erick. I’d love that!!!! Add some heated steam…..

Trophy Lady
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Trophy Lady

Erick! I’d be all for pairing him with Elizabeth, Samantha, Anna, Lulu, Maxie, Laura, Dr. Obrecht — WHOEVER!!! Just don’t automatically pair him with Jordan or Valerie SIMPLY because they’re black. That is just so incredibly LAME!!!

It would be the same thing if he arrives in Port Charles and he’s related to either Jordan or Valerie, or they knew each other before arriving in PC. Honestly, do ALL black people have to be involved with each on the show??? That kind of thinking and writing is UTTERLY RIDICULOUS!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I can possibly answer that Trophy Lady. The reason why a black character is paired with another black character on a soap is to stop negative comments such as the one made, with all due respect, by one of our fellow-posters. Unless, the writers seek to create tension, drama and suspense, which are desperately needed right now; then , ‘they’ will let ‘sleeping dogs lie’. My thought automatically went to either Valerie or Jordan because I know this is where the writers’s mind is….and, as we have seen, some posters’. I agree with you wholeheartedly on this…but, it is what… Read more »

Trophy Lady
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Trophy Lady

Hi, Cee Cee. I agree with you. The writers don’t want to tick off fans who are ARCHAIC and RACIST. But, somehow, those same writers don’t feel the need hold off on homosexual relationships. TPTB feel that we are now at a point where EVERYONE should be accepting of those relationships. TPTB even use homosexual relationships of their characters as teaching tools. Why don’t the TPTB feel the same way about black/white interracial relationships? Why is it okay to push the boundaries with homosexual relationships, but it’s NOT OKAY to do that with the black/white interracial relationships? Clearly, TPTB care… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Sorry, Trophy…I think you’re jumping the gun.. _ We don’t even know who he’s being paired with! To suggest Dante fall in love with Valerie and leave Lulu? He hasn’t done so with ANY female. White, black or green. Instead of acknowledging that Dante and Valerie were attrActed to each other physically…and made a connection being both brought up by single moms…you’re not happy and think it’s racist that he didn’t fall madly in love with Valerie and leave his wife for her! Dante loves Lulu…he cheated on her out if despair. Period. Now that’s not to say that down… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Its not racist. MOST couples are together that share the same race. No one is saying they cannot cross date but its just the way it is! As far as your two choices to match them with white men. Jordan was with Shawn. So maybe Jordan only dates black guys! Valerie, we’ve only seen her with Dante. Although she is mixed race, maybe she only likes white men. Your assuming the opposite of others. In other words, your no different than than they are, you just have a different opinion in which you are certainly entitled to.

T. Thomas
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T. Thomas

Im okay with this because to be honest Jon Lindstrom has been killing it lately booking primetime work on Network and cable tv.

Celia Quartermaine
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Celia Quartermaine

Is it possible he’s working for Paul to mess with Anna?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ooooooh! Good one, Celia! But, I hope not!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I wasn’t clear in my post. The couples I listed are examples of integrated couples…whether they’re on canvas a lot or not. Point is GH has had such couples. Some broke up, some aren’t seen as much..like many of our characters.

By the way, myself and another poster pointed out that many times a black person will feel just the opposite as you abd resent pairing a black actor or actress with a white actor. See one if the comments above. Its still an issue for many, right or wrong.

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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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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