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Back and on Contract: Rebecca Budig Returns To General Hospital!

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Watch out Liz, Nikolas, Sam, Jake, Patrick, and the gang, Hayden Barns is about to wake up out of her coma and spring back into action, which is great news for Rebecca Budig fans, and those of General Hospital.

The former All My Children star who received rave reviews for her first-go round in Port Charles a few months ago, is back with the ABC soap opera and on contract!

In story, Hayden took a bullet from Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) hit man after coming to tell Jake (Billy Miller) that he is really Jason Morgan! But with her about to wake up, will her memory be foggy? Will she pick up where she left out? Will she still hit the sheets with Nikolas while blackmailing him? Or, perhaps could she end up being Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) love interest, if Sam (Kelly Monaco) winds up back in the arms of Jason after all is said and done?  It’s an intriguing romantic twist to ponder.

Budig told Soap Opera Digest on her return in this week’s issue on newsstands now: “Now we can develop Hayden more, and I’m excited to find out who she really is and all of that kind of stuff.”

Glad to hear Budig’s back and on contract?  Who would you like to see Hayden paired with romantically: Nikolas, Patrick or someone else?  Comment below!

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JasonIsAlive!
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JasonIsAlive!

Yes! Yes! Yes! I adored Hayden and i’m so happy to have Rebecca back on my TV screen. I hope the writers make her a Quartermaine. Tracy’s daughter anyone?

Timmm
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Timmm

OMG that would be great!

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

She shouldve been Sarah Webber or a recast Britt…i find Hayden a rather undeveloped character…and i hope she isnt the one who tells Jason who he is…let someone else like Sam or Monica figure it out or have Laura, Liz or Nik tell him!!!…Off topic: had a cancer scare and learned im doing fine and cancer free…still feeling somewhat unwell so there are more follow ups to come…

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Jimh(leave it to beaver), I am so happy for you that you are cancer free. I hope everything else comes back negative. I can kind of relate to what you are going as I get older myself. One nagging ache and pain turns into something else and you think you have something worse when oftentimes it is something less severe. The body and the mind really has a way of messing with us in the form of stress and phantom pains. I love your commentary and wish you the best of luck. Your posts are always so mature and well… Read more »

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

Thanks…

vinman
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vinman

Great news!!!!well wishes to you!

su0000
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su0000

Jimh !!
great news !! you go! 🙂

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

Thanks su and vinman…so far so good…hope follow up also brings good news!!!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

jim, That is always a good move. I will keep you in my prayers.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Great news!! Congrats!!

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

Thanks Lew and Fanny…to be on the safe side im still going for a second opinion…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Awww, sorry, jimh….scary stuff, my friend. Chin up ….feel better…glad you’re cancer free. I have a hard time saying the word.
As you say, it would be great if Monica figured out that Jake is really her son….her mother’s instinct gives her the power to sense ‘something’. It’s a fait accompli….Liz be ‘darned’ !!

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

Thanks CeeCee…i think i might get a second opinion…my throat has been soar for over two months plus other concerns…but im staying positive!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@jimh.
Yes, jimh. We will pray…life can be a B.

Fanny
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Fanny

Mazel Tov jimh….. I will say a little prayer.

Timmm
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Timmm

Godspeed Jimmy!

Shay
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Shay

Best wishes for a continued clean bill of health and full recovery from whatever ails you, jimh! You are a treat and a treasure here at MFSoaps, and we need you around for the long haul! Take care!

Kathy
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Kathy

Really we needed another writer pet newbie instead or focusing on vets?

How long till there are no core GH characters that built the show in favor of newbies with HW’s that will shove them down our throats

Ava
Kiki
Franco
Silas
Hayden
Nina

Shaking head-this show is going to be no better with these writers than it was with RC

Justin
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Justin

Sadly, you’re right Kathy. This is not a good sign of what’s to come if the new writing regime wants a new character with no ties put on contract. I’m so disappointed.

Kathy
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Kathy

Me too I was hoping for more focus on vets not the pets

I will say though the new writers continuation of RC’s pets isn’t going to raise the ratings or demos & I will be ticked off if the soap I’ve watched for 20+ years is cancelled because of it

Sheri
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Sheri

This storyline is still Ron’s! The new writers don’t take over until August 11. For pete’s sake be patient!

Justin
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Justin

Ok thanks Sheri. I didn’t realize that. I just assumed that since Ron was gone and they’re giving Rebecca a contract, it was a definite thing.

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Well “Silas” will be gone soon (sad for Michael Easton, but I think a window is opening here for him). Franco, the character, and the “actor” that originated the stupid character in the first place is just an abomination. Ever since the Sony leak and the callous remarks by the wealthy James Franco and Seth Rogan poking fun at the employees whose information was hacked (I am one of them), I have lost ALL respect for these two who only care about themselves. If anyone doubts this, just read about the emails wherein Rogan refused to change the script to… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I hate James Franco. I hate Franco and I hate Seth Rogan. All that JF did was make a mockery of the show!

Christy
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Christy

Only liked him on the first spiderman…

However I love our current Franco!

Tim
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Tim

The new writing team doesn’t take over until Aug 10,so putting Rebecca on contract was probably Ron and Frank’s idea.

Harry
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Harry

It was Frank’s doing. Frank is like a kid in a toy store and he wants to buy it all.
The problem is that it’s hard to write for so many characters.
GH needs to exercise birth control.

su0000
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su0000

Most all the old vets are gone, left or retired.. This is what is actively left of the veteran cast; Tracy- had a major story /recently /ongoing with Dillion & Paul Lulu- is in a upfront story / ongoing Dante- is in a upfront story / Ongoing Elizabeth- in a major story / ongoing Nikolas- in an upfront story / ongoing Sonny- in a story / ongoing Carly- in a story / on going Patrick- in a story about to get upfront Sam- in a story about to get upfront Maxie is on weekly Michael and Morgan in stories Monica… Read more »

Matilda
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Matilda

Well that’s the thing, not much has changed and it won’t. Frank is still here and the first piece of news since RC got fired is that another supposed “soap star” has been given a contract on GH, playing a character that has no ties to the canvas or history. Just more of the same. Yes the writing has been awful; all plot, ooc characters and holes you could drive a truck through. But it isn’t the only problem. GH fans want GH. They aren’t interested in these actors from other soaps and ratings have backed that up time and… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Kathy….”Vets not pets!” Superbly put!!!! I’m so glad that I’m not alone in my revulsion for the return of this mouthy, meddlesome minx…she’s totally unnecessary and unwelcome as far I’m concerned. May she be the last remnant of the “Ron C” era to curse Port Charles! (August 11th cannot come soon enough……)

Timmm
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Timmm

SHAY, how dare you! You will fall for Hayden, just you wait! Hayden is better than Sappy and Val chops combined!

Michael
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Michael

Did anyone consider that Rebecca Buddig was put on contract and brought back to the show long before RC was given the ax and certainly before the new head writer’s were hired by ABC? You all have to realize that the show is taped 6-8 weeks in advance, which means that RB could have already been taping her scenes by the time ABC ax’ed RC and hired the new writers.

Kathy
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Kathy

Hmmm how shall I put this-I don’t care when she was put on contract I care that yet again a newbie is coming on AND that newbie already has an in with a writer that shoved her down the AMC viewers throats-I don’t care for that to happen again I would just like better story telling for the over bloated cast we already have And to all telling me they don’t take over until Aug 10th I am aware but surely you remember Jean has been back at GH for a while overseeing scripts so if you think she’s not… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Kathy, a lot of characters had to start out new. I see what your saying but Rebecca is a mega talent and I see her being around for years if thats what she wants. The others you listed can jump in the harbor!

Shay
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Shay

Me thinks not, Timmm! Moreover, to say that Hayden is better than Sappy and Val-Chops combined is certainly damning her with faint praise, indeed!!! Like WHO isn’t???? LOL. I just think RB’s return is very poorly timed….enough people already know the truth about Jason’s true identity, hence, her contributions are hardly needed at this point, and I, for one, am not enthralled by her vulgar vixen act…Her return simply rubs salt in the fresh wound of losing Michael Easton…it’s like the casting merry-go-round continues without a break to see what the new writing team is about to unveil. (I really… Read more »

Erick
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Erick

Awesome! Breath of fresh air amidst all the seriousness.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Not only is it excellent news that Rebecca Budig is back at General Hospital, it is even more incredible that she’s back and on contract this time! What was likely meant to be a short-term role, turned into something that is meant to be explored more than it has been! And I think Rebecca is a great addition to the cast, and I cannot wait to see how the new regime settles into developing Hayden Barnes as a vital part of the cast!

Justin
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Justin

at the expense of how many characters that we actually know and care about. Nothing against Rebecca, I think she’s great, but just not a character I want to see.

su0000
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su0000

Hayden will bring Nikolas and Patrick upfront..
She will be involved with vets therefor they have more screen time too ..
of course we don’t know how the 2 new writers will write her.. maybe they will make Hayden a big snore..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Su…vets don’t need and shouldn’t need newbies to give them more screen time. A soap centered around core friends and famies…their lives, entanglements, adventures, romance, crime, ect..,is all it takes. In my opinion soaps draw us in because we form an attachment to these people while we suspend our disbelief. GH is a carousel…keeps bringing people on and kllling them off. I have fictional, emotional whiplash…”oh! Im so happy he-she is coming to GH”,,,”I’m so upset he-she is leaviing!” Repeat ten times…a month.

Timmm
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Timmm

Hayden may be newer but she already is connected to main characters. Her and Nick were explosive together! I love this news!

Timmm
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Timmm

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, Timmm. I am so happy about this. All I can say to Rebecca is: you go, Girl !!

Timmm
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Timmm

Her and Nick tearing it up in bed was WOW! Plus, she has connections with Jason, Ric and maybe her and Patrick will connect?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Rebecca and Nik sizzled in bed. Those are the kind of love scenes that make one salivate…LOL.
Too bad he had a hit on her…I don’t know how the new writers will rectify that? They’re great together.

Elyssa
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Elyssa

Me too! I love Rebecca Budig. And I understand there are a lot of characters, but she is already tied to so many, and I like the Hayden character, there is a lot to explore. I personally would like to see her with Patrick, but I know that I am in the minority. I LOVE Scrubs, but Kimberly is not coming back for good reason, and Jason Thompson deserves a juicy and fun storyline. If not Patrick, then back to Nicholas, they had a ton of chemistry. I was a fan of Nayden, which is what I refer to them.… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Nothing against Rebecca, but why, why, why? Who is this person and what possible ties does this character have to anyone on the canvas? We get further and further away from what is a recognizable General Hospital. This is yet another reason why this show is bleeding viewers.

Joe
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Joe

AGREED!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I see your point but you have to hit the refresh button at some point. I would love if the show still had Rick Webber, Alan, Monica, Amy, Edward, Lila, ect but it just isnt possible. Hayden is a great foundation to build from and we dont even know her background yet?

Chris
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Chris

I would like her to be in romantic triangle with Patrick and Nicholas. Since Sabrina is pregnant in real life so if they write into the storyline Sabrina would be pregnant with Michael child and I hope they do.

Elyssa
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Elyssa

I like the way you think. I thought from the first mention of RB coming to GH that she would have great chemistry with Jason Thompson. The idea of a romantic triangle is awesome!

Aden
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Aden

So we dont have enough stupid women sniffing around Jason….Sam, Liz, Carly, etc…we need another nobody circling too? I hope this was one of Ron’s last “brilliant” ideas, and this character and story will be kiboshed.

Sandy
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Sandy

Sorry to disagree that she is a nobody. She is certainly an accomplished actress whom I have watched on AMC for years.

Robyn
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Robyn

Get over yourself soaps need the best talent they can get at this point and Rebecca Budig is just that.

Elyssa
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Elyssa

Excellent point, and I totally agree!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Stupid women???? C’mon!

Timmm
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Timmm

Rebecca has talent and class. Calling someone stupid would exclude you!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Lol…he was referring to the GH women ” characters”…not the actresses. Although I must protest, too… Sam is far from stupid! Lol….relax, people.

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Giving Hayden amnesia can give the writers the opportunity to redeem this blackmailing bad girl and make her palatable. I thought the actress would have made a marvelous recast of Robin Scorpio.

Elyssa
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Elyssa

I also thought that would be a great move, but I think no actress would be accepted as Robin re-cast. Kimberly is that character and I think there would be a huge backlash, and the network knows it. Smart to move on having Patrick with another, rather than recast Robin.

Sandy
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Sandy

My prayers have been answered, Rebecca is back. If she was paired up with Patrick it would be a deep relationship. If she was with Nicholas, she could be his evil partner. Either man she ends up with, Rebecca will knock her scenes out of the park if she is given good storylines.

Elyssa
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Elyssa

I could not have said this any better. I think that it would be fun to explore Patrick and Hayden!

Loretta Corrine
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Loretta Corrine

I agree with the fans,Why are they putting new faces on, they have no meaning to GH. We’re never going to see GH back the way it was.this Nina/Franco/Kiki story.At least we’re getting Christina Corrintos back an we have Laura too. At least u have Sunny an Carly together finally. I really hope these new writers do something.

Dan
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Dan

I love Rebecca and Hayden. but just to make it better they should make her Macs daughter. tie her into the canvas AND give Mac a storyline.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I like that, Dan. …kill two birds etc…..use a newbie and a vet…..everybody happy? LOL.

Dan
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Dan

Yes, exactly! LOL. We will get a Felicia in there too…she’s shocked but supportive and treats her as her own. I would love it.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Dan.
See? Everybody HAPPY!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Luv it!

carol
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carol

The existing actors are totally underused. I absolutely am disappointed in this decision to bring in yet another character with no history.

Ces
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Ces

I agree.

jeremy
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jeremy

I love Rebecca, welcome back and may you destroy some lives 🙂 this town needs a Baddy Girl!!

Robyn
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Robyn

YES, YES, YES…..thrilled Rebecca is back to be a part of a wonderful ensemble of actors!! Would love to see her involved with either Nik or Patrick. Nik might be tricky given the fact he thought nothing of killing her…..but they are good together. Patrick needs someone who will kick ass and let him know it!! This is great news and ALL GH fans and those wanting to see soaps survive should welcome such a pro and wonderful actress as Rebecca Budig!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Meh. Not thrilled. Wasnt intrigued by her or her character. Would rather they had used the salary they’re going to pay her to keep Michael Easton with a better storyline.

Cranco an no no
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Cranco an no no

Hey, I think Hayden is actually Robin with a new face and that she was going to reveal who she was when Shawn or someone else shot her!

Fanny
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Fanny

I like the way you think!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Fanny. Those of us who are familiar with Rebecca Budig, love her and her style. Again, TPTB ‘threw’ her into a vapid storyline…..how can anyone seriously take a liking to her? She wasn’t even on that long for her to use those honed skills. My point? I hope that this time around She will be given the role, this beautiful and talented actress, deserves. Fanny, I would like to take this opportunity a’ dire au revoir . Demain, je vais partir pour des vacances, en Europe. I will be chatting with you again in a few weeks. Stay cool,… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good one, Cranco! LOL.

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee…Your so right about Rebecca, she’s everything you said & more.
CeeCee, passé de tres bonnes vacances toi et ta famille❗️

Cranco an no no
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Cranco an no no

Maybe Hayden is actually a recast Robin with a new face!

Aria
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Aria

I’m so glad she’s back she really impress me and on contract even better.. Now I want to go on record and say I’ve been watching GH all my life since I was a little girl I remember watching before KM came on as little robin, I think it’s safe to say I’m a veteran GH viewer and I’ve never missed and episode and if I did it was cause of preemption or vcr didn’t work. I bring this up because I’m so tired of reading so many so call fans who just keep on whinning about the newbies taking… Read more »

Wil
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Wil

Thank you Aria! People seem to forget that Monica, Laura and even Elizabeth were newbies once. Let the writers write. Try to enjoy the ride. GH has to survive past the vets!

Fanny
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Fanny

BRAVA❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I’m somewhere in the middle, Aria. I like most of the characters, vets and “newbies.” I loved when the OLTL 3 came aboard, and was sorry to lose Kristen…even sorrier to lose Michael. With that said, I DON’T like killing off one vet and replacing them with someone new. It was unnecessary to kill AJ, Duke…And though Michael isn’t a GH vet he’s a seasoned actor with a huge following. He uprooted his family from NY to join GH…they haven’t given him good material since he stepped foot in Port Charles. Felicia, Mac, Ned, Lucy, Monica, Scott..they’re either gone or… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Thanks Aria!

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Yes yes, I am so happy Rebecca is coming back to General Hospital. I did say, a few months ago put Rebecca on contract. My prayers have been answered. Rebecca is a wonderful actress. I loved het as Green Lee on All My Children.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

I meant, I love her. Lol.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Im happy about this! I think the ones that should go are Rick, Madeline, Valerie, Olivia, and Dante. Recast Ned with Christian Leblanc and lets have fun guys!! Having Hayden back is good for Nick’s and Patrick’s story if they go there!
i also want Nina and Franco to stay because together they can be a good comic relief! I just dont want GH to go back to 2004 era (the Sonny and Jason show) No one can deny we saw more people on the show with Ron as head. Just saying!

Fanny
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Fanny

Let’s definitely keep Nina, Franco, and Dante (sorry,GHLover) the rest can exit.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Hehe i think you are actually right Fany, letsbkeep Dante (after all a hottie is a keepy ;))

Timmm
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Timmm

Christian LeBlanc as Ned brought a tear to my eye!

Rod
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Rod

BEST NEWS EVER!!! Can’t wait to see her again at FCW next wknd whoohoo
She should be paired with Nicholas LOVE them together great chemistry all though she could have chemistry with a blanket

su0000
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su0000

Rebecca Budig /Hayden is a good addition to GH..
Ron has written her as a spit fire trouble who will rattle cages..
This last month of RC stories will include some of Hayden..
No telling how the new writers will develop her..

This past week, after Luke, has been really good!!
RC was back on track and bringing it 🙂

Fanny
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Fanny

@su0000…. I have to give you credit… You were right ! I must also
commend you on speaking out recently, most of us are guilty of too
much complaining, it’s become overly negative and downright ugly.
Thank you for pointing it out.

su0000
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su0000

Hi Fanny 🙂 I really enjoy GH .. It is a variety of good stuff.. Ron gave me mysteries, left me baffled figuring out his mysteries… I cried and laughed .. He gave the actors great material to show their talents.. It was a good ride, many twist and turns and surprises, I like them! lol I guess I want everyone to know GH is the best of the soaps, not perfect and at times in a dup but always a great comeback, as now.. I know– this coming month, RC’s last month will be RC back and bringing it… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Merci, Fanny.
….so glad I am not the only one who appreciates su…’gotta’ love her.
And, talk to you soon, also, su0000, and all my fellow-poster friends….LATER!!

mfarris70
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mfarris70

I’m going to reserve judgement until AFTER I see what happens. Who knows, maybe the new writers have got some talent we haven’t seen before. I was never a Greenly fan, especially the “hey, let’s run a business like for real” period on AMC, but maybe Budig will bring something new to GH. I’d rather hope for the best than assume the worst. EVERYONE on the show was a newbie with no history when they started!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

This is phenomenal news! Rebecca did a great job her first time around, and will no doubt knock it out of the park again. She’s a great actress, and even though Hayden can be a hellion sometimes, I love having Rebecca around, and playing her to the hilt! However, the character of Hayden right now serves very little purpose to story, in my opinion. After the truth about Jason comes out, I fear she will outlive her usefulness, and become excess fat that needs to be trimmed. So, my hope is that Hayden will turn out to be Robin Scorpio,… Read more »

Sophia
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Sophia

Long time Rebecca Budig fan here. I’m happy for her. She seems pleased to have gotten a contract with GH. I will watch because I’m a loyal fan. But personally, I think Rebecca belongs on a prime time show and in more film roles. It’s a sham

su0000
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su0000

It is very possible Rebeca would like to be in films and primetime too LOL
but- didn’t work out that for her 🙁 not all make it there..
GH will be good for her… ka-ching ! 🙂

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

I found Hayden the character exciting and dangerous, a real vixen quality about her. It’s a very soap opera character. I was never a Big Greenlee fan but in knowing that character enough I can say she brings all those beautiful things about the Greenlee character to Hayden but with a much more mature gusto. This is good

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Oh and by the way I’m sick of the list of who should fired list everyday!! Valerie for example hasn’t been on long enough for anyone to really see what else she can do or become. Maybe the new writers are capable of adding some textures to her characterization.

k/kay
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k/kay

Just how many actors in California is Frank trying to keep from selling real estate? Just remember though everybody at one time was a newbie on a soap.

Ces
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Ces

No offense to Ms. Budig, but GH does not need another useless character wandering around with no ties to anyone. I’m hoping with the demise of Silas, Kiki and Ava will be next. I don’t have anything against Maura West either; she’s a very capable actress, I just don’t care for the character and I don’t want to watch the Jerome clan anymore. I have a lot of hope for the new writing team in that we can rid of these lame current stories. Laura — please open the letter and share what is inside??? Really GH, you give Laura… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@ Shay. Good morning, Shay. I cannot leave tomorrow without saying good bye. So, I hope the rest of the summer will be enjoyable for you…..I shall definitely miss our chats….agree or disagree about characters/plot lines, you are always five steps ahead of me. I surely hope that by the time I get back, there will have been many favorable changes on GH……and Y&R, for many of us. I will say Hi to Tony G , if I see him in Amsterdam, LOL. one never knows….. Take care, my dear friend. Ci parleremo presto. Love, CeeCee …..or as Timmm is… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Are you going on a holiday?
Leaving the show?
Retiring?
I know you’ll come back if it feels right!

I knew you and Tony had something in common! Be safe and look forward to chatting in the future, Timmm.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you, Timmm…..LOL. I will be back. We travel a bit of the world every August…last year I had a baby…we haven’t traveled in three years. Oh, yes, Tony and I are like this

Shay
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Shay

Ah, dearest CeeCee!!! Grazie, amica!!!! Sadly, the past few of my posts to you did not make the cut, so I also must quickly bid you a fond adieu! Best wishes for a fabulous few weeks of fun across the Atlantic….have a wonderful time tracking down “Luke,” and please know your riveting contributions here at MFSoaps shall be missed during what will hopefully be but a brief absence! Buonanotte, arrivederci and buon viaggio! Later, “2CGirl!!!!”

Rapids
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Rapids

Kudos to the lovely Rebecca. This is déjà vu, originally Greenlee was a short term character but Rebecca made it such a compelling character and the rest is history.

su0000
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su0000

Rebeca is a very talented actress..
Any time any soap can bring in great acting talent it is a very good thing..
Hayden has just begun, there will much more to her and how she will be worked in RC has that/her direction planed out 6 months to a year ahead of time..
IF the new writers will keep RC’s journey for Hayden going, dunno, they could will turn her into googy googy nun..

Frank did well bring in Rebeca..
Hayden will give Nikolas and others great stories / one hand feeds the other ..

k/kay
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k/kay

Going to post this on this thread we are at friends hous on our road trip the wife is a agh wak job I watched two episodes I think they were last Thursday and Friday since no one else will say it ! Darlings Genie Francis is in the house those scenes with Alex were understated which a true actress does darlings she just showed you how it is done! Bravo Genie!

k/kay
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k/kay

Liz I am done for a week typing too fast ! Apologize

Carla
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Carla

Whenever a former actor from A M C gets a role on a soap, it makes me happy. Honestly I’m happy to have a daytime soap to watch period.

Patty
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Patty

Happy to hear that Rebecca is back !! Hopefully, this ridiculous , “everyone knows who Jake is except Sam and Jason”, is over. Sad to see Silas gone, but I am sure that he had better things to do. GH ruins all of their best storyline : Nickolas and Brit, Sam , Jason, & Silas, Luke and Tracy, Kiki and Morgan…. and leave us with boring, Ava/Denise, Alexis, and Valerie. Thankfully, we have Franco and Nina !!!!!

Patty
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Patty

Would love to see that Robin and Hayden are fraternal twins, It would make for a great twist !!

Vicki
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Vicki

I do NOT want Laura Wright/Nancy Grahn/Rebecca Herbst SACRIFIED for Rebecca Budig. This is GH NOT AMC and all 3 of these other actresses have characters in CORE GH families. I do not want GH to turn into the former Greenlee NOW Hayden show. If they wanted a baddie they should have kept Britt.

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Roz

i think rb is a good actress but let’s be real she didn’t bring gh any new viewers or help thier ratings neighter has any of the other soap stars from other soaps . Gh ratings wil soar with vet returns with out they will keep failing the Haden chararacter will be just as boring as she was when she debut more fans will get tried of theses constsnt newbies and kerp tuning out !! The real gh has been gone since the 90s!

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Funeral Brings The Alzheimer’s Storyline Full Circle to Its Heart-Tugging Conclusion

When a soap opera allows a full episode to stay in the story they are telling, it can often make for a riveting hour of television.  This was the case and then some on Thursday’s emotional ending to General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s storyline; when the character of Mike Corbin (Max Gail) was given a proper send-off – a funeral – and being eulogized by those who loved and cared for him.

When GH is at its best through the years has been when it tackles social issues of our time, and this story will stand among the iconic soap’s best.  The backdrop of the story was that of father and son, grappling with and coming to terms with the past, finding love, forgiveness and redemption against this most horrific of diseases that has afflicted so many.

In the episode, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) go to church and prepare themselves for the emotional day as mourners come through and share their grief and condolensces and love for Mike.  Those included: Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth – back for this one), Stella (Vernee Watson), Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and a touching moment between Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) and Carly where the legal eagle says to Carly that if she ever needs to drink and vent let her know.

 

As the funeral begins, one by one Mike’s family and friends say beautiful words of what he meant to them,. Michael reflects about how his grandfather loved to party and how he’d like them all to raise a glass for him. . Olivia, speaks on behalf of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and how close Mike and Dante were.  Ava (Maura West) talks about the love and kindness and joy he brought to little Avery.

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When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) got up to speak, things became even more heartbreaking when she flashes back to a scene where she was having a terrible time and Mike was there for – always a great listener- but he tells he eventually, he will not remember her.

GH did a outstanding job of selecting scenes throughout the eulogies that punctuated who Mike was … and how he tied in to all of the characters lives.  Jason (Steve Burton) shared how he knew it wasn’t easy for Mike to come back and try to make amends with Sonny, but that no matter what, Mike kept trying to get through to Sonny to make things right between them.

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Stella’s moment was also heartbreaking recalling the man who became her friend.  Carly, who was the glue that held Sonny and the family together during Mike’s illness, shared her doubt if the family could handle Mike, and what was to come, but how Sonny helped his father find inner-peace..

When Sonny gets up to talk he reveals he had a lot of anger towards his father, and how the illness made him truly see the man his dad was inside.  Sonny tells his dad he is proud of him and how grateful he was that he came back into his life.   Next, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) sings as the mourners reflect back on Mike in a touching series of juxtaposed clips against the characters in the moment at the funeral.

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After the service had concluded Sonny and Carly talk how Morgan and Mike are together now, but Sonny asks for some time alone in the church. It is then Mike appears and tells his son it’s time he forgave himself, since Sonny forgave Mike.  He tells Sonny that he has made him very proud.  As he gets up to leave he kisses Sonny on the forehead and goes towards the light and to heaven.  Just after that, Dante appears at the front of the church, shocking Sonny in a beautiful analogy that now this father and son must deal with what’s ahead in their relationship, just as Sonny and Mike had done.

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This episode featured beautiful work by Maurice Benard, and Max Gail and everyone in the supporting cast who had their moments.  It was an ensemble piece but led by Benard and Gail, who should both be receiving Emmys in 2021 for their work..

What did you think of Mike’s funeral episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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