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Brandon Barash Takes To Twitter To Clarify His Departure From GH Was His Choice!

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When we first confirmed yesterday that General Hospital favorite Brandon Barash was leaving the ABC soap as Johnny Zacchara fans were not sure if it was his decision to leave, or if the powers-that-be at GH wanted to write the character off the canvas.   In addition, Barash’s original tweet contained a humorous remark that he was departing for a career in the NBA.

Today, Brandon took to Twitter to clarify his original tweet which confirmed that he is indeed leaving, and it was his own choice, and no, he is not joining the NBA!

Barash related: “To clarify: A) Yes, I’m actually leaving. B) Don’t be mad at GH, it was my call. Mad respect for @valentinifrank &co 3) Lakers cut me.WTF?!”

So GH fans, how do you feel about Brandon’s departure now that you know it was his decision to exit?  Weigh-in!

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Debbie
Debbie

One word….Depressed!

David Jones
David Jones

Please be well.

Barbara t loves One life to live
Barbara t loves One life to live

Two words Debbie, ME TO !

Christy
Christy

Barbara T! Where you been? 😀

well, I wish him good luck with whatever he does… and you know with Johnny safely tucked away in prison… he could always make a return someday!

Patty
Patty

I’m sad he is leaving, but they wrote his character in a corner. I can see him wanting to spread his wings and be open to other projects. It will be interesting to see if JFP picks him up for Y&R.

Cindy
Cindy

I am stunned, but i still have mixed emotions about his leaving. Seems like there has to be a reason why actors are leaving voluntarily and also being fired…something doesn’t add up to me!!! i am thinking that GH’s 50th anniversary will be their last….. 🙁 It’s sad to see so many go in such a short time.

su0000
su0000

SB Jason left and he was thinking of leaving a couple of years before he left, his contract was up and he didn’t resign.. It was time for him to get out and find new beginnings.. He told all many times why he wanted to leave.
BB Johnny’s time came for to try new things and not grow old on a soap opera.. He is happy about his decision, I wish him well..
Young handsome talented men in their prime have a built in gene to explore and grow do new things, maybe midlife crisses lol ..and not work on soap until they are 70 🙂 It’s normal and both are not the first to leave a soap at their ages and find new dreams..
it is 2 whom left GH, not many or a bunch .. lol
Steve was let go.. It’s show business soap actors are let go, it is common..
I think the 3 will do very well with their experience and talent!!
🙂

su0000
su0000

ohh Lulu/whomever, is gone too.. forgot about her, I never payed much attention to Lulu..
wow she had an uneventful quiet exit .. Poor girl 🙁

Cindy
Cindy

SB has always said that he wanted to leave to spend more time with his family, and a couple of months later he is on another show….Robin, Jason, Johnny, Lulu, that might not be a lot to you but it is for some GH fans J/S

MEG
MEG

I’DLIKE THIS TO MEAN THE END OF THE MOB S/L.
HOWEVER I DID LIKE BRANDON AND WISH HIM THE BEST.

Patrick
Patrick

I haven’t even wrapped my head around this one….

i didn’t post on the first…. Announcement….. !!!! ?????

He’s a man…. of the male species… who masculine’ ly… acts…. au naturale….

he’s sexy… treats women…. sexily… and emoted a spirit…

you can’t not help but think about him…..

how ooh la la is that……. is he.

he has a presence that captivates.

MK
MK

I commend GH for keeping him for a year longer. They wrote him in to a corner with killing AZ and Cole and Hope. But, you felt his remorse and liked the potential Johnny and Kristina pairing. Johnny was also Hot with Carly and Olivia. Maybe he will be back someday.

Barbara t loves One life to live
Barbara t loves One life to live

I hope he comes back to, I agree with everything you said.

Beti
Beti

I think GH should have done something to change his mind

Barbara t loves One life to live
Barbara t loves One life to live

They did, I am sure they tried to keep him. He just wanted to go, He will be missed, I know I am disappointed that he will be gone to, Johnny was a lovable interesting character.

su0000
su0000

LOL and all the blaming that it was RC’s fault that he let BB go (it would be FV not RC) and ABC would regret letting BB go and whatever else blame RC stuff ..
When an actor leaves a soap he tells the fans why she/he is leaving, every time, and some call them liars and don’y believe them, sigh ..
When an actor is fired/let go they say they were let go ..
When actors leave an AB soap/GH it’s not a ABC/RC conspiracy LOL 🙂 🙂

I am looking forward to seeing Brandon in other series or wherever he may go. An exciting time for him to fly ..
heh too bad not the NBA lol (we all knew that was poosh, yes )

Tracy
Tracy

Everything is a conspiracy. 😉 After all, RC was killing off legacy character Steve, remember? We now know how that turned out. LOL. I do think it is sad that an actor needs to clarify because fans jump to conclusions and blame a writer & EP who have turned the show around. You know what they say about those who assume …

Joliefan Forever
Joliefan Forever

“ABC would regret letting BB go” It’s so cute that you still think that ABC cares about the fans!

jim
jim

I hope this clears up things and stops fans from jumping to conclusions too quickly and playing the blame game. Johhny may have killed on the show but that doesnt mean the writers pushed the character into a corner. Other characters have done the same and are still around. They can always bring him back later if they want and the actor agrees. Its been done b4. Todds killed and hes going nowhere. We always miss certain actors when they leave but we still move on.

Stephanie
Stephanie

I really, really liked Brandon and I especially liked his role with Kristin Alderson (Starr). But.. all good things must come to an end at some point… I wish his luck in the future. Maybe we will see him back

Leticia
Leticia

One way to grow as an individual is to move on. More power to Brandon!
I do think he should take a plubic relations class. 🙂

susan M.
susan M.

First steve burton leaves Gh then no more Lulu soon now Brandon! What the heck is going on here????

Tia Wisher
Tia Wisher

Totally saddened !!! I luv johnny and will be missed if gh try to replace him won’t be the same

Tia Wisher
Tia Wisher

Totally saddened !! I luv johnny and no one can take his place

Sandee
Sandee

Still upset I believe it is these stupid storylines from GH writers and the lack of decent storylines for the main characters that is making these people leave.If it doesn’t improve this 40 year fan will not be watching Sorry

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I’m bummed, but I totally understand.

Hopefully, if he ever wants to return or they recast, they will have him redeemed and still remorseful. I love the character of Johnny and saw much potential.

Good Luck BB…

terry
terry

Wish you could stay, wish you good luck in the future.
My the force be with you.

su0000
su0000

When an actor leaves his employment/soap, she/he has given it much thought. Most have stated they were thinking about trying other things and about leaving for 1-2 years. They wait for their contracts to end and have all their ducks in row and leave.
Them leaving is a not an instant decision ..

Actors are people with personal lives that are full of opportunities, dreams wants and needs and if they want out for whatever their reasons they plan for their departure..
To blame it on this or that and accuse people of conspiracies and lying, is nonsense.

It is none of our business what they do with their lives and I do feel BB told FV and RC he would not be signing back on and they talked and therefore he was written as he was being written for his exit for quite awhile / set up to leave by doing things to be sent to prison etc..
BB would never just leave without lots of notice, he would tell FV and RC his intentions well before it was told to us.. Most likely he told RC FV he would be leaving a year ago. seems logical to me 🙂

Torrey
Torrey

Best of luck to you man, I’m sure we’ll all be seeing you again….doing something bigger and even better.

Maggie
Maggie

I will miss Brandon’s smile and wish him all the best
Brandon will be missed by all fans.
Xxoo

Phyllis
Phyllis

His character was written into a corner and he is lying if he says that didn’t factor into his decision to leave. Everybody switches and tries new things but that had to be in the back of his mind “where are they going to take Johnny? he’s a child killer, who killed his dad, what can he do, who does he have?” If my job was a dead end and I decided to quit it’d still be a fraction of my employers fault.

Judy
Judy

not happy about that! Since these new writers have come onto GH I think the show is terrible! What’s with the vampires? And it was terrible seeing Jason leave but now Johnny! And this whole BS with Kate and Connie….. lets get real pick one charactor and lets move along! I’d prefer Connie over Kate that’s for sure! The show is getting so boring that I fast forward the whole show. Hope it gets better soon, otherwise GH will be RIP as well. Cheers!

Patrick
Patrick

honestly! ?

i watch DAYS and GH…. what show… has me thinking about? DAYs..

Judy = i have to agree with you to a great extent…

if it wasn’t for the excitement… of reliving the GH of ole…. the TRUE stars… who ignite passion…. and the 50th?

1. Molly w/ Rafe. Spinelli/Ellie. Kate without Connie. and BIG surprise… Mac/Frisco/Felicia.

The above is what keeps my attention. That’s not much GH…. I’m excited about Bobbie’s return.

2. Laura and Scotty…. w/Luke….

it seems a lil’ juvenile… Laura wants to run to Luke because he’s with Anna…and saw Anna kissing Duke… and Scotty knows….

it’s like Laura needs something other than just Luke to showcase Laura. They need to show Scotty and Laura fighting… in real adult drama…. why is she engaged to Scotty… he deserves a woman…. he deserves Laura… They should have fleshed that out…

it’s like we’re going to have all these returns’ …. Anna… Duke… Tracy… Luke…. Bobbie… is Laura with Scotty or Luke…

3. Sabrina…. the honest… nursing student… that Patrick is championing… leading up to her Cinderella reveal… that she’s replacing Robin… and Patrick, is so charmed by her… that….?????

4. Steve and Olivia…. heh… we knew this was coming… no let down. Olivia, IMO is a keeper.

5. Tracy and the Lila Relish… this could be a real coupe…. especially if it saves ELQ… and gives us, the fans, an insight in to the layer that Edward and Lila are showing Tracy… the orphan… that the revelatory… LOVE and Fa;mily that binds…. the last bequeath to their last remaining Quartermaine….

6. AJ… he had me convinced from the start, that he’s a quartermaine…. however…
to solidify this…. they need to show MUCH MORE SCENES with MONICA… that bonding… and yeah, i agree with the fans… the infighting w/Tracy… is FUNNY. he’s believeable as Michael’s father… so… this all has me wondering… who’ll, in the end… head up ELQ… i wanted it with either/or…. AJ or Tracy… so, this is a good story.

7. WRITERS… for the heck of it… just saying…. let’s show Mac… yeah, he told Kevin… Felicia “will” come to the realization… that it’s Mac she wants… and he’s waiting… ???? studly…. FIGHT FOR HER… the good guy… who’s taken for granted… YOU LOVE HER… you’re not going to be usurped…

i’m hoping … that Bobbie and Scotty reignite, spark, and give Laura… something other than Luke…

wow… no Carly story…. without Todd… I hope Carly has an intimate goodbye with Johnny.

Heather, turning herself in…. was touching… we know she loves Steven Lawrence… when will she resurface… since she’s not at fern cliff…. ??? at the Emmy’s accepting her best supporting actress…. I hope so.

——————-

it’s kinda hurry up and wait… for the outcome of lulu, dante, and Maxie… till Emme Rylan starts….

Patrick
Patrick

I forgot to add… the “vampire” story… in my defense… it didn’t help that i didn’t like ME’s acting… was it done this way… to be campy? LOL? not masculine enough? Sam was writhing in her “wedding” gown… at the sacrificial shrine… that 3rd bite…. telling…. as she “fights” Caleb, the vampire, and silently eyes McBain to come to her rescue?

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase and ‘Janelle’ Two Sides To Every Story?

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Dominic Zamprogna Confirms He Is Done At GH

Another General Hospital favorite has left the building.  After much speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon by Dominic Zamprogna that he has left the ABC daytime drama series, and his role of nine years; that of Dante Falconeri.

In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

The character of Dante came on to GH, and it was revealed that he was the biological son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).

Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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