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Brad Maule Reprising His Role As Dr. Tony Jones On General Hospital

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There is official confirmation today that Brad Maule is returning to General Hospital in his signature soap role as Dr. Tony Jones.  The event will take place sometime in November when Tony appears to his adopted son, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) in a pivotal moment.

The character of Tony was killed-off the Port Charles canvas back in 2006 when he died of encephalitis.

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Brad lives in Austin tx he is a super guy great actor can’t believe Frank would use him I think he use to be a conservative radio host ! Lordy those flaming liberals can’t allow that ! Great to see you Brad show those idiots how to act on that show ! Bravo! You got robbed of a Emmy for the BJ story those were the days

Frankly, I blame Obama for killing off Tony Jones. I also blame him for the deaths of Alan and AJ Quartmermaine.

That’s hilarious Harry. Yes, I read Kay’s comments and thought why is she injecting flaming Liberals into the return Tony Jones. Nice way to handle it!

I know you are just attempting to take a stab at humor there, Harry, but even those of us who don’t like “your president” realize that Tony Jones was killed off during “George W’s” administration…hence you missed a great Bush-bashing opportunity there, since as I recall, everything was 43’s fault according to the left! Having said that, I don’t think it would be far-fetched to suggest that AJ’s abrupt death—- and particularly his seemingly highly-unlikely resurrection—-have some connection to Sean Kanan’s stated political beliefs and appearances on conservative talk shows. Despite remaining one of GH’s most popular legacy characters who certainly would be welcomed back to Port Charles with open arms by many, many viewers, Kanan is still apparently non-persona grata on the GH soundstage…a status he currently shares with not only Jack Wagner, but a few other past leading men from the show’s glory days who have either implied or outright expressed their support for Republicans. Coincidence??? I think NOT!

Hollywood is a liberal love fest! Their mob-like president is De Niro and his right hand man is Baldwin.

Not only that, I think Hillary was the one who was driving the bus that ran over BJ! And she (Hillary) liked it!

Love it Harry.

Also, it was Obama in the grassy knoll. Sure, he was in diapers and sure, he lived in Kenya, and yet, there he was.

@Kay….God Bless You!….Although I have no particular devotion to either Tony Jones or Brad Maule, you certainly have the guts to say out loud what a lot of us think in reference to the casting decisions made at GH….It’s pretty obvious that Republican-leaning actors are considered undesirables in the Port Charles sphere, and the few current/recently departed players that I suspect of harboring such political views have out of necessity kept a very dignified silence regarding their opinions for the sake of self-preservation.

GH is making casting decisions based on people’s political beliefs? Sorry, that is one of the most ridiculous, asinine things I’ve ever heard in my life. They currently employ numerous people both in front of and behind the camera who would identify as Republican or conservative, and you don’t have to look very hard to know who they are, either. So honestly, stop with this made up conspiracy theory nonsense.

Brian, how dare you come in here and make perfect sense!?

I never heard of this man, not a clue to him.
Apparently he will be a ghost just in time for Halloween LOL..
Anyways..
Don’t anyone put blame on Julian, Brad lied to him, also.
As for Julian;
He’s not Blackmailing Brad, he simply threatened him..
Bard could have come forth at any time with the truth, Julian is not to blame for Brad’s cowardness and deceit.

If I were writing the story;’
Julian would have punched him upside the head and forced Brad to tell Lucas the truth a long time ago.
Have you ever noticed;
most soap characters are weak and suckers, well they are. lol

So- it’s still better than watching Carly and all talking about Donna;
(a brain-draining boring story from the git-go.)

I agree with you, Suoo. That mouth breather Brad pulled Julian into his scheme. I cannot stand Brad–Lucas is way too good for that creep. And I will never be able to erase the sight of mouth breathing Brad in his black, bikini underwear.

Harry and suOOO
You are so right. I hate that little slimy Brad and have since he and the britch did what they did to Lulu. How much you wanna bet, she will come out of the woodwork to help him out when everything falls around his ears? I could never understand the coupling of he and Lucas, who is such a great guy, though naive and seems to live in a cocoon.

They make Julian into a pansy. Why? He can be out of the mob but still be a hard ass! He should have slapped Brad a long time ago!

Classic GH! Kill off a long timer unnecessarily, and then toss long time fans a scrap with a ghost. Its not enough.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been so angry about a television spoiler because after having watched GH religiously for decades, I permanently turned it off in disgust when in 2013, Frisco Jones and Robin Scorpio were trashed by TPTB. Since then, I’ve seen news about the show on social media, but this tidbit has me triggered. I do NOT want Tony Jones to come back to a show run by people who have no problem destroying returning vets for the fun of it and using them to prop their OLTL pets. Tony Jones belongs to the Golden Era of GH and I want to cry that he’s now going to be at the mercy of a regime that has long ago destroyed what made this show #1 and so special.

I could not agree with you more, Lillian! What was done to besmirch and belittle the character of Frisco Jones was especially revolting! (And it continues to this day with the snarky little offhanded remarks by Mac, Felicia, et al…) Jack Wagner’s star-making role was one of GH’s finest and most popular during the heyday of the soap, and it was extremely offensive to see both the actor and his singing secret agent treated with such utter disrespect during his much anticipated and far-too-brief return. As far as Tony Jones goes, I say let the dead rest in peace and bring back to Port Charles his very alive brother in order to rectify the slights brought against his character time and time again!

Thank you for the reply and support of my comment. With all due respect, while I understand your desire to see Frisco Jones redeemed through another return to GH, I would not hold my breath for a number of reasons. First, this regime had every opportunity to honor Frisco Jones (and his fans) when they managed to get him to agree to return for a short visit after an 18 year absence. They chose instead to denigrate, disparage, mock, and humiliate him in order to make the lacklustre Mac Scorpio appear to be a viable alternative for Felicia when all previous writers had failed to do so in 20 something years. What makes you think they would change course if they ever had another chance especially given that Frisco is still living the exciting life of running a covert operations agency while Felicia’s bff Mac is probably at Target excitedly purchasing new barware for The Floating Rib’s next senior citizen Bingo Night as I write this? Second, I think it highly unlikely that Jack Wagner would ever agree to return to this cesspool again after making it absolutely clear how disgusted he was by how his iconic character was depicted in 2013. The man left GH in 1991 and went on to have a successful career on other shows, both daytime and primetime, as well as in the theatre and on stage playing his music. He has never needed GH like others have for a paycheck and only came back in 2013 to honor the show that kickstarted his career. Most recently, he has been on contract with Crown Media as an Executive Producer and main character in his own tv movie series and is a lead character on the Hallmark Network’s hit show When Calls The Heart. I really don’t think Jack will ever agree to come back to GH unless he had control of the story they wrote for Frisco, and given that Frank Valentini likes to control every single aspect of the show, that would never happen. Sooo, my suggestion would be to content yourself with your memories of how beautiful the show used to be when characters like Frisco and Felicia were a centrepiece supercouple instead of the “couplings” of today like Micheal and Sasha, quit the show, and watch youtube. That’s what I do 🙂

And thank you for your very eloquent response, Lillian! Once again, we are on the exact same page, as I do realize that my wish for the triumphant return of Frisco Jones to Port Charles is more than likely just a pipedream. As you have pointed out, not only does Jack Wagner have a multitude of better things to do than come back to daytime, but the current GH regime has made their negative feelings toward the character and the actor abundantly clear with their snotty little asides that have been tossed into the show’s dialogue for some time now. Having said that, I do believe had the conditions been right, Wagner would have been willing to do another appearance simply to correct the damage done to Frisco’s image and as a courtesy to his loyal fans who still regard that character as one of GH’s best ever! Of course, we will probably never experience that reality…thus, as you have stated, we must simply make do with the magic of the past on You Tube where Frisco and his music are just as enjoyable now as back in the day!

Spot on Lillian!

Jack Wagner was truly trashed, loved Frisco.

YES!!! I am excited to hear this bit of news!!! I always thought it was bogus when they killed off Tony and never understood how his death could move story forward So glad we get to see the character again even if it’s a ghostly type of visit.

It will be wonderful to see Brad Maule on screen again. GH does the “dead character appears as a ghost” bit a lot, but it’s been 13 years since Brad last appeared, so it will be meaningful, particularly for longtime fans.

Tony was one of my favorite characters when I started watching GH in the early 90s. All these years later, I still get emotional when I think of that scene with Tony putting his head on Maxie’s chest to hear BJ’s heart beating after the heart transplant. You know something was well done when it still touches you 25 years later. They simply don’t write them like that anymore. God bless you, Claire Labine!

I remember Tony’s death scene being particularly sad as well, when he was dying in the hospital bed, and saw a vision of BJ and said “She said it’s time to go.” right before he passed. One of the best soap death scenes ever. I remember that was during the time when the Phelps/Guza regime were not writing for the vets at all, and Brad said if you’re not gonna write for Tony, kill him off. I always respected him for taking that stand, even though it was a shame to lose him from the show.

Loved Claire Labine! She was one of the best!

Hopefully Ghost Tony can put an end to this baby switch dragonshit storyline. Tony’s not down here in Hell, but if we keep track of things in Port Charles, you can bet they know about it upstairs as well.

I figured it out.
Brad is an awsome actor, he’s coming back because he owes a favor or he needs money.

The creepy mongers, are so desparite to make ratings or money, that they think each infomercial scene, will keep people caring. Stupid stories, sucking depth of story, hoping to catch the ADDT
generation….but they are mostly on Pharmas, that prevent them from giving attention to a storey…or following one.

Let’s face it folks, Storey telling gone from our world atleast from TV, and the stupid attempts these stupid producers are using to ‘last another week’ LAME.

Lets hope THEY give BRAD mucho moulah, and enough work to stay on the show, til it eventually ends. By then most of the world will be on pharma anyway, thank you Obama. Lots will remain slaves Hillary, and most of the rest will be Zombies, thank you Oprah.

Gays will always be gay, even thought GH made them look like morons @ drag bingo.

ABC, goodbye

I loved Tony and Tonya. What a great era. BUT, Tony, like Tonya are gone. I hate that he is being brought back as a ghost. It is cheap and quite frankly a slap in the face! But, its Brad’s choice. He knows what he is doing. Maybe its just a little gift for us long time fans? I just wish he would have come back permanently as Tony’s never mentioned older brother who ALSO is a doctor. Can you imagine him at GH at the nurses station and Bobbi gets off the elevator and she sees him? Oh wait, that would mean focusing on veteran GH actors! AND, we would push Valenti’s AMC and OLTL actors into the background!

I still remember when Tania was hit by the car and died. Focus on Vets? Crazy talk. The focus is on out of work boyfriends hired in the parking lot!

#PoodlePermPete

Yup. This gig is the longest in his career, two years! What a joke. The hair is awful!

Does he plan on joining a boy band with that new style? At least it looks washed. He always looks greasy and dirty.

That goatee is very 1990s.

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General Hospital’s Adam J. Harrington Weighs-in On John and Carly, and How it’s ‘Starting to Get Very Complicated”

On recent episodes of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) came to John “Jagger” Cates (Adam Harrington) rescue as he was beaten down in an assault. Carly put on her “nurses cap,” sort of speak, and got John to his hotel room and watched over to him, to make sure he didn’t lose consciousness.

GH fans also got their first glimpse of what may be a new romance for Carly, if she and John continue to bond.  If John and Carly were to have a relationship, it would certainly have a ripple effect with Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny (Maurice Benard).

Adam J. Harrington shared his view on the scenes and what might be next between the two. Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, Harrington shared, “I thought it was written in a way where there’s an understanding and a respect between them both. I don’t think there was any moment where she was not aware that he’s an FBI agent, and there was no moment that he wasn’t aware of her history and relationship to other people in the town. I really liked it. I was really looking forward to shooting it with Laura and we had a really nice time shooting it.”

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When Carly and John part ways, it seems there were some romantic sparks, as Harrington puts it, “Isn’t that interesting that sometimes with people, the one moment they actually show how they feel is when they know there’s an escape hatch. They know they’re about to walk away. So, it’s almost safe in that moment to do it. I thought that was really special about how (the writers) handled John and Carly. Even the music in that scene was beautifully done.”

Where is this all heading? Conflict! Internally and professionally, and as Adam explains, “Who Carly was to John on paper as just a tool to be used as bait is starting to get very complicated.”

What would you think of a John and Carly pairing? Would you prefer him with Anna, or neither of them? Let us know via the comment section and take our poll below.

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General Hospital’s Steve Burton Reveals the Emotional Scene He Almost Could Not Get Through

On a recent episode of General Hospital, Jason received a message from his mother, Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) via a note. The effect it had on Jason’s portrayer, Steve Burton turned out to be quite visceral.

As GH fans know, although Jason’s bio-mom was Susan Moore, he was raised and adopted by Monica. Speaking on his Daily Drama podcast with his co-host and GH co-star, Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Steve shared some insight on the difficulties he had getting through that scene.

Burton shared that in the key moment, “Brooklyn (played by Amanda Setton) came in and that’s where she gave me (Jason) the letter from Monica. That was a very hard scene for me to do. That was a tough one. That was the one time I was almost going to call ‘cut!’  It read ‘Jason, I believe in you.’ I was literally going to walk off the set.”

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To clarify and in the story, Monica was saying “I believe in you” and that she knows Jason didn’t shoot Dante (Dominic Zamprogna). Steve added, “It was tough, man. Emotionally, it was a tough scene. It was overwhelming in the moment.”

Steve went on to detail to Anderson, “She (Brook Lynn) pushed it to me and I read it and she was walking out and I had to stop her, but I was so emotional I couldn’t even get it out.  And at that point, I’m like, ‘Do I just keep going … or do I just walk off the set right now?’ But, I knew just to stay, because it’s so hard to get back there, once you shut it down. I knew, the next take wasn’t going to be the same.”

Photo: JPI

It’s clear that Leslie Charleson is so missed on-screen as Monica by all of her castmates, and that Jason and Monica had a very special mother/son relationship throughout the decades on GH.

What did you think of the moment when Jason got a note from Monica that said, “I believe in you?” Were you touched as well? Let us know in the comment section. You can check out the latest episode of Steve and Bradford’s podcast below.

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George Russo to Appear on General Hospital as Carmine Cerullo

Coming up, it looks like Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) grandfather, Carmine Cerullo is headed to Port Charles.

According to casting news from the ABC soap opera, George Russo will take on the role. Russo will tape his episode next week on April 15th and will appear on the May 15th episode of the long-running daytime drama series.

If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Longtime GH viewers will recall that Lois’ (Rena Sofer) dad, Carmine, was previously showed up in Port Charles on and off from 1994 to 1996 and was played by John Capudice.

Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

Who else would you like to see attend the nuptials? Gloria Cerullo (Ellen Travolta), any other blasts from the pasts who should be present? Let us know in the comment section.

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