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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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alex Is ‘Wicked’ To Anna; Franco Receives Devastating Diagnosis

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it a clever play on the Broadway smash hit musical, Wicked, but no there was no singing, instead we had the always brilliant Finola Hughes, playing the good witch and the bad witch, in the form of portraying twin sisters, Anna and Alex as Halloween night comes to Port Charles.

In story, Anna, who is dressed for Halloween in white as a good witch, reads the report in front of Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that proves that Faison did not have the marker for RA (rheumatoid arthritis) which then proves that since she did not have it, nor Faison, that Alex is the biological mother of Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

All this time, as Anna says, she blamed herself for being with Faison only to find out that was a complete lie.  Anna becomes so incensed by all of Alex’s machinations that she smashes a glass just as the power goes out.  Valentin tells Anna he was also used by her sister where Peter was concerned.  Anna questions whether she should warn Peter, that Alex might be after him and his unborn child with Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Valentin is convinced they need to get rid of Alex, before she does something to them.

 

Anna does decide Peter should show know the truth, as Valentin leaves to find out Alex’s whereabouts.  When the lights come back on at Anna’s, she is clubbed over the head by Alex who is dressed in black as a bad witch. Later, when kids come to trick-or-treat at Anna’s, she has switched places with her sister offering the kid’s candy after stashing Anna away in the basement and most-likely locking her in there.

Peter is in a whole heap of trouble as he keeps getting creepy phone calls from Helena saying they have “unfinished business”.  We later see a trap is being set by Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) in a secret location.  Sam is using a voice-alternating ‘Pro Tools’ like audio software program to simulate Helena’s voice to spook Peter and to set him up!

Back at the hospital, Terry (Cassandra James) delivers terrible news to Franco (Roger Howarth). His test results show he has a malignant tumor again on the front lobe of his brain, and that it is inoperable and cannot be removed through surgery.  She tells him she wants to run more tests to see what options they have.

When she asks Franco if he has developed any symptoms, he flashes back to the night at Wyndemere when Ava’s (Maura West) painting was revealed and ruined with C077x spray-painted across it and a haunting dream he had, but denies to Terry that he has had any problems as of now.  When she tells him they need to tell Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Franco says he does not want to tell her, or the boys, about this.  When Liz enters the room, Terry and Franco keep mum as to his condition, for now.

Roger Howarth showed once again why he can always be counted on to bring poignant moments to his scenes as Franco.  Be on the lookout for what happens with this story.  In a November sweeps preview in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor teased about the medical crisis that it “may hold the key to unlocking one of the biggest mysteries in Port Charles – something that has been in the works for years.”

So, what did you think will happen next in the Anna/Alex saga?  What do you think will ultimately happen to Franco? Will he become the ‘killer’ Franco again? What could be the mystery the co-head writers are referring to? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital To Air Special Election Episode In Honor of the Passing of the 19th Amendment & Women’s Right To Vote

On the Monday, November 2nd episode of General Hospital, just before election day here in the United States, the ABC daytime drama is airing a very special episode depicting and remembering the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The inspiring female cast will go back in time as Laura Wright takes on the role of Beatrice Eckert, a suffragist, who is more than ever, determined to get women to exercise their right to vote.

Key to the episode are Eden McCoy (Josslyn) and Sydney Miykala (Trina).  In the story, it marks Josslyn’s first time to be able to vote now that she has turned 18. At first, she isn’t very motivated to vote, but when she and Trina find themselves traveling back in time to 1920, things take a turn as Josslyn realizes just how important it is to exercise her right to have her voice heard and vote, as those women before her fought for their rights.

In the all female directed, written episode, also look for actresses: Maura West, Nancy Lee Grahn, Finola Hughes, Rebecca Herbst, Nicole Briana Henry, Brook Kerr, and more of the female cast to be on-screen.

The episode’s key messaging, “Voting isn’t just a right.. it’s a privilege.”   All that to say, remember, to get on vote come Tuesday.

Watch the promo below.

What do you think of GH producing and airing this special episode? Comment below.

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Emme Rylan Addresses Reports Of Her Exit From General Hospital & Update On Plans With Family

Several hours ago, Emme Rylan (Lulu) of General Hospital took to her Instagram story to talk directly to her followers, friends and fans about her rumored exit on the ABC daytime drama series, and to share some changes in where she and her family will be living.

At that time, Emme updated everyone that since the landlord sold the house she has been living in with partner Don Money and their three children, that they had not found a suitable home for them to live, in Los Angeles, after their extensive search.  So for now they were going to put their things in storage and go on an extended road trip with the entire family in tow … in a car… under Covid-19 safety protocols with her kids still distance-learning, and that she would be documenting the trip on her Instagram account,

After she shared her original update, she later went back to her Instagram story to clarify her earlier statements after many fans were following up with her asking her even more questions.

 

Rylan shared:  “I am getting a lot of questions that I cannot answer …  people are kind of being confused that maybe I chose to take a vacation or take time-off,  so the only thing I can say is “no, I did not choose this.”  I can’t say anything else.  There you go.   That’s all I am allowed to say.   So, this trip is us taking an unexpected turn of events and turning it into something positive and fun for our family. ”

Earlier on her IG story, Emme addressed the reports of her exit from Port Charles explaining: “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff, so in terms of General Hospital, I am going to keep that topic quiet. All you need to know is that I love everyone there, we all love each other, I’m okay, and all of your messages of love are amazing … I love you guys so much — but I just can’t talk about it. ”

Then as to her plans with her family she shared: “We, meaning my family and I, have decided to do something completely insane. I have never done anything like this in my entire adult life. We are currently packing up our entire house and putting it in a pod and putting it in storage here in Los Angeles, and with only our suitcases, we are going to go on a Covid-safe, epic road trip.  I have been working every single day, Monday through Friday on a soap opera since 2004?  I have only been in New York and L.A, and I have never really explored life outside of this bubble.”

So, what do you think about what Emme shared with her fans and followers? Comment below.

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