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Brandon Barash On His Way Back To General Hospital?

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Over the weekend, rumors escalated via a report from Daytime Confidential that none other than fan favorite, Brandon Barash is set for a return to General Hospital as Johnny Zacchara for a short story arc!

With Port Charles riddled with crime, and the reveal to D.A Baldwin (Kin Shriner) and police commissioner Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) that Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) killed AJ Quartermaine, could Sonny end up behind bars and at Pentonville alongside his arch enemy Johnny Z.?

That would seem to be intriguing, since Connie (formerly played by Kelly Sullivan) set-up Sonny to walk in on her and Johnny which inflamed the already bitter rivalry!  Or, could Johnny’s short story arc have to do with just who is “Fluke”?

Barash is married to GH star Kirsten Storms (Maxie) and the duo share a baby girl together, Harper.

Would you like to see Johnny Zacchara back on the canvas? If so,  how do you think he will be brought into the story? Comment below!

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Bill
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Bill

STILL think Fluke is Anthony Zacchara, so this would fit in nicely, hmmmmm?

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I said it from the FIRST…and STILL believe FLUKE is AZ…From Heather to Jocelyn…he’s got it in for that ENTIRE group of characters tied to Sonny!!! What if Connie was secretly his niece???

davlestev1
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davlestev1

But UNFORTUNATELY it will be for when Sonny is locked up…soooo….

Michael S.
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Michael S.

Awesome! It will be nice to have Johnny Z back on screen even if it is only for a short time.

su0000
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su0000

It would be awesome to have Brandon Barash /Johnny back!!!
I know he wouldn’t resign back on but it would be fun to see him again..
IF Sonny gets incarcerated, then Maurice is going on vacation..
But– he would be gone for a short while, Sonny/Maurice is not leaving GH, so no problem.. He will be set free..
Brandon Barash will have a good time, I’d bet..
I really like how FV&RC brings in missed vets… its always fun!

Mark
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Mark

Please bring this gorgeous man back!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

lol perhaps the gorgeous man doesn’t want to come back..

I will text him and demand he returns!!!
I will entice him with cookies!!

I would love Brandon back too !!! 🙂

Claudio
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Claudio

LOL su0000 I love that idea with cookies, too funny. I love Brandon he is a terrific actor and cute too lol.

MaryBeth Walsh
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MaryBeth Walsh

absolutely…the sooner the better!

Jeff
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Jeff

Hell Yes!! Brandon is missed and should be brought back permanently!

B.J.
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B.J.

I so agree, Jeff! Permanently! 🙂

Harry
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Harry

I agree, bring him back and pair him up with his real life lady love, Kristin Storms.
Then hand this talented man some decent material.
Make him play “Moonlight Sonata” on the piano while he dreamily stares off into space trying to chase those demons away.
I loved Johnny, the tormented piano player.
If music be the food of love, play on.” Shakespeare.

louisa
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louisa

Forget the mobsters! We want him back as a Maxie love interest.

Brie
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Brie

Not only would I like to see him return, NO ONE I know ever wanted him gone. I have literally never seen a bad word said about Brandon, and the only thing bad I have read about Johnny Zacchara is that the WRITERS destroyed his character, and we were all pretty upset about it.

I’m thrilled he’s returning, but disappointed it’s only for a short arc. I hope they’ll see the error of their ways and bring him back – to stay!

su0000
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su0000

Brando, he is daddy and I assume wanted out of the soaps..
I’m sure RC and FV would love to have Brandon back, thing is-
he might not want to come back ..

Some believe it is the producers who let sonso go, when it was the actor who wanted out and doesn’t want to return, outside of an appearance stay..

I’d love it Brandon wanted to return but doubt it 🙁 ”never say never”!

Patrick
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Patrick

“… NO ONE I know ever wanted him gone. I have literally never seen a bad word said about Brandon ”

isn’t this the absolute truth

dang! just dreamy personified

Harry
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Harry

Dreamy personified, indeed, Patrick.

And I really like it when he tickles me…..er, I mean the keys.

Diane
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Diane

Yes please bring him back. He is very nice eyencandy

Omar
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Omar

If he does come back long term or short term, that would be great..The character of Johnny was such a tortured soul and Brandon Barash played him to the hilt…This great talent will always be welcome back!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

You’re right, Omar. Johnny was so torn from the beginning over his mom’s life and death, his father’s cold hand and “profession”…yet he tended to Anthony and his “garden.” He had that final showdown with his father which was full of conflict…and then his despair/guilt over being responsible for Starr’s boyfriend and daughter’s death..Great story lines…great acting. Looking forward to his return; just anticipating hating to see him go again.

Kathleen Zekaj
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Kathleen Zekaj

Yes bring Johnny Back! Maybe have him and Sonny break out of prison together! That would be a very exciting story line! The both of them previously enemies working together to escape prison! OR The Governor is visiting the prison. While he is there a full blown riot occurs and the prison is taken over by the prisoners! They take the Governor hostageThey are threatening to kill the Governor and all of the guards unless they are given money and transportation out of prison. Sonny and Johnny work together to overthrow the prisoners in charge and get the others to… Read more »

Claudio
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Claudio

That is wonderful news, I love Brandon he is a terrific actor. Brandon is very hot, yum yum eye candy lol. On the weekend celebrity dirty laundry on line said, Brandon will be back for a short term arc storyline. I want Brandon back on contract, I missed him so much. Maybe Carly and Johnny can get back together, I would love that so much.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

So many great storyline possibilities. I’ve missed Johnny Z. Even a short story arc would be welcome.

janet
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janet

This show is dumb.Johnny is in jail for killing ColeandHope who are not characters and haven’t ever been. he killed a man who killed a lot of people and should have gotten a medal. His father..BB was one of the actors on the show I enjoyed watching. will his arc be in jail with Sonny. can johnny please shank Sonny in the prison yard.?please !.Love to see him back with Olivia. keep him and dump sonny.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Janet. It’d be a crime to hit and run anyone…even if the characters were never onscreen. Johnny killing Sonny’s not going to happen…but I think it’ll be interesting to see if these two clash or bond in the clink!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Brandon Barash is a fantastic actor and Johnny has been sorely missed on GH! I really hope this will lead into Brandon returning full time because I love the character. If GH can bring people back from the dead and find loopholes for so many characters to get out of their crimes, they can find a way to bring Johnny back permanently! In terms of story, I don’t think his return will have to do with the Fluke reveal. I think either Sonny or Carly or whoever ends up in jail will see him. Hopefully it’s Sonny so that Johnny… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

Yeah, I liked him.

janet
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janet

Rebecca its not a crime to hit and run someone who never was PP made sure these characters plus Starr and Todd were never here. They owned them and they took them back. If they were ever there don’t you think the actress who looks like Starr would at least mention them. You cannot kill someone who never was. Johnny killed his father in self defense. The man was a murderering pig. he could be funny but Johnny being in jail for coleandhope is stupid.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Janet…all the characters from OLTL who came as their characters, Starr, Todd and John were there. It is acknowledged that they were there…and that they all left. GH didn’t pretend that those characters never existed…they just had to get rid of them…so they kept the actors, gave them all new names/identities…and we, the fans, had to REALLY suspend our disbelief and ignore the fact that they were all carbon copies of the OLTL three. Which we did. After a while we just accepted that these three are new characters. No reference is made (at least not serioiusly) to their resemblance… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

correction: seriously

go from “one” not on

believing…not just believe

and finally…Todd, not Godd!

:/

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GH’s Michael Easton and Finola Hughes Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

It was an emotional week of episodes on General Hospital as the double-wedding of Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes), and Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) took a double nose-dive.

Each installment left us wondering if either couple would actually get hitched, but when Finn and Anna were the first to combust and not Peter and Maxie, it set the stage for two beloved soap veterans to once again, remind us all, why they are always at the top of the game when required to play high drama that tugs at the heartstrings.

In story, Finn is gut-punched, (and no one can play that better than Michael Easton), when Anna reveals that she knew that Peter was not her biological son and had done all the horrific deeds he has been hiding, in an effort to stop Maxie from marrying Peter.  When Finn realizes Anna confided in Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and they were working together to bring Peter down it was too much for him to take.

Finn walks out on their wedding.  Alone and with tears welling up in his eyes, Finn feels his chance at love is dashed again.  Add to the fact, he has DNA results to prove if he is Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father and not his brother, or not, and the guy has been through the wringer of late.

As for Anna, she has literally imploded her own life, while trying to save others, after realizing the error of her ways; constantly putting her faith in Peter.  When she comes to visit Finn, she knows no matter what she says to Finn it looks bad.  She sees how she has hurt him, and hopes they can still repair their now fractured relationship, but she has to stop Peter and help her God-daughter, Maxie from making the biggest mistake of her life, so she leaves him to go back to the scene of the double-wedding.

Later in the week, Anna shares a heartfelt scene with her ex Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), whom she knows she can have an honest conversation knowing her life of espionage and their shared history.  Meanwhile, Jackie (Kim Delaney) and Finn’s pull is there as well, as it appears Jackie’s attraction to Finn still remains all these years later when he visits her shortly after being blindsided by Anna at the nuptials.

Throughout the week, Easton and Hughes played all the nuances of their character’s emotional life, as the audience witnessed which just might be the end of the line for Finn and Anna.

For all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV names Michael and Finola’s work, The Power Performances of the Week.

So, let us know, what did you think of what happened to Finn and Anna? The double-wedding fiasco? Did you enjoy Michael and Finola’s scenes? Comment below.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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