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Brandon Barash Tapes Last GH Scenes Today! Ron Carlivati Tweets,"We Will Miss You, Brandon!"

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Another bittersweet goodbye today for one of the most talented young actors in soaps!  Brandon Barash, who had announced that he was exiting General Hospital several weeks ago, today finished taping his last scenes at Johnny Zacchara!

Brandon shared his sentiments on Twitter a short time ago, relating, “Filmed my last scenes at GH today…quite the strange and surreal day. I’ll miss you, Johnny Z…see you in another life, brother.”

Next, Brandon’s announcement was followed-up by General Hospital’s head writer, Ron Carlivati’s tweet who said “@BrandonBarash We will miss you, Brandon. Good luck out there…but feel free to come back whenever you want! All the best…Ron”

So GH fans, Brandon’s time in Port Charles has officially come to an end.  We wish him all the best in his upcoming endeavors!  Now the question remains, how will Ron write Johnny off the canvas?  Share your thoughts!

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aria
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aria

either have jonny escape or keep him in prison, no more killing off characters to then bring them back from the dead. wish him the best and hope he does come back in the near future.

Tam
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Tam

It’s a ‘soap’ ,bringing them back’ from the dead ‘ is a time honored tradition. I hope they never stop using the ‘Lazarus bit’.

Max
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Max

I really like Brandon, he brings so much energy to his acting. If he doesn’t return to GH, I’d be happy to see him on AMC or OLTL!

su0000
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su0000

He is at the age where wants to explore his possibilities, and good for him for doing so..

He has an open invitation to return, from RC….
Perhaps this not a forever good.bye..

I will miss him, loved his character, and only BB could pull off playing Johnny..!!

Gillian
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Gillian

I agree. He made am awesome Johnny Z. Best of luck, Brandon! Thanks for the memories!

Natalie Earnshaw
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Natalie Earnshaw

Going to miss Brandon Barash/Johnny Zacchara!!!

Sharon B
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Sharon B

He will be missed for sure. Sorry to see him leave GH

Allie
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Allie

Waiting for the announcement that he’s going to be joining his Port Chuck band mate, Steve Burton to “The Young and the Restless”.

Julie
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Julie

How Dare Steve tell all his LOYAL FANS he was leaving to be with his family and then join The Young and Restless. What a slap in the face to us! I hope GH re-casts him and let Sam and Danny have the family they deserve.

Allie
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Allie

It was a slap in the face to us. Never thought that in a million years that Steve Burton could hurt and betray his fans. Would have let it slide if an actor on “The Young and the Restless” had to take an emergency leave of absence where it was unknown how long it was going to take and the character couldn’t be written out. He did Jill Farren-Phelps a favor for subbing until that actor was able to return. It is going to be so hard to see another actor play Jason, but it this actor might make us… Read more »

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10261991des

I am really going to miss him! Was used to seeing him everyday then noyhing 🙁

Hope to see him at Cousin Vinnie’s in Point Nj

Good Luck to him in evrything he does…God Bless ~~

Lawrence
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Lawrence

I could see brandon as billy abbot on y and r if billy miller decides to leave . but i wish he would stay on gh

MK
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MK

The trouble is the 2 of the best singers are leave before the nurses Ball. BB and Scott Reeves would have been great.

heidi
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heidi

Good luck Brandon… you will be missed!!! You are very talented and you should do well… but please consider coming back sometime(s). Hope to see you soon!

jim
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jim

Sounds like the door will remain open for a possible return? There were some possibilities for his Johnny character getting involved with Kristina in those prison scenes with them becoming a couple. Kristina becoming pregnant and seeing how Sonny would react in all this which i felt wouldve made a better storyline than Sonny just being involved in the Kate/Connie switcheroo which was kinda fun at first but has grown silly and tiresome with the too quick personality changes.

jim
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jim

But since Brandon and Lindsey are both leaving, Kristina can break Johnny out of prison, and runaway 2gether!

jim
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jim

Meanwhile Kristen A. can show up in town as Serena Baldwin, Micheal E. can show up as a Cassidine…Niks father? and Roger H. can be the new Steven Webber but prison lifes changed him and made him darker, moodier, and maybe a little unbalance…Roger H. had his best GH moments with Robin M.(Heather Webber) and for me them playing his crazy momma, and now him being a little more like her would be alota fun. But poor Olivia!

jim
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jim

Plus Eddie A., Kristens bro, could play the role of Morgan…

ces
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ces

Wishing Brandon the best!
Too bad GH wrote Johnny Z into a corner; surely there was lots more to explore with this character..

Toby Cassadine
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Toby Cassadine

Total agreement.

Ryan
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Ryan

Hope he comes back at some point. This was one of my favorite characters. Carly / Todd / Johnny was a great triangle that never really got off the ground.

Patricia
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Patricia

im going to miss Brandon Barash as Johnny Zacarra. Heres wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors God Bless

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I will miss Johnny and Brandon.
Hope he just stays in prison…then he can get out years from now when Brandon wants to return! 🙂
Johnny can be redeemed now…

Tam
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Tam

I wish just once I could have seen BB clean shaven and well dressed. He is such a hunk and a great actor. He’ll do very well.

Toby Cassadine
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Toby Cassadine

He’s not really gone – he’ll just be in prison making license plates. He has an invitation to return, so . . . stay tuned.

Marisa
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Marisa

Good luck Brandon!!! I will miss you.

Elise
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Elise

I’m gonna miss Johnny, I always found his character to be very interesting and complex, more watchable and appealing than Sonny in my opinion. Maybe he’ll be back in a few years for new stories, once he’s out of jail? Brandon is a great actor and very easy on the eyes too. Kirsten Storms is one lucky gal!

claudiakurzyna
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claudiakurzyna

I will miss both him and his character on General Hospital. Best of luck Brandon!

patti
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patti

good luck to brandon he was a great actor and played johnny z perfectly im sure he will suceeed in what ever comes next for him i hope he still continues with port chuck he has a great singing voice ,hopeto see him on tv again best of luck brandon

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The Cast of General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Storyline – Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

General Hospital’s depiction of the battle of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the dying, and the loved ones they leave behind, came to its heartbreaking conclusion this past week on the ABC daytime drama series.

Led by storyline standouts: Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Max Gail (Mike), who once again acted their hearts out in their final scenes together, the entire ensemble of actors who were part of this storyline each had their moments and each delivered which made Mike’s passing all the more poignant.

In a first since we started giving out our weekly kudos several years ago, Michael Fairman TV is giving our Power Performance of the Week to the cast of GH who participated in last week’s scenes for their riveting work.

From Laura Wright’s beautiful goodbye scene as Carly with Mike, where she dreams of him telling her she is a ‘daughter to him”, to Steve Burton’s all-knowing Jason, who tells Mike he will take care of Sonny and not to worry, to Michael (Chad Duell) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) picturing how key moments of their life would look with Mike being witness to it, and the advice he would give his grandchildren, to Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finding out that Mike is dying while being so far away from his family – each of these beats brought even more heart-tugging moments to the ending of Mike’s journey.

Even the actors who played a part in Mike’s care were touching as Vernee Watson’s Stella prepares Sonny on how to help Mike pass before saying her final goodbye to her friend.  Then there was Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), who helped Carly and Sonny through Mike’s last moments at Turning Woods, who was also trying to keep it together through his sadness. Brando (Johnny Wactor) showed up at Turning Woods too, trying to make peace with the death he saw in the war in Afghanistan and now losing Mike.

Of course, there was the surprise moment where Mike is met by his late daughter Courtney and escorted to heaven that both Alicia Leigh Willis and Max Gail played so beautifully without saying hardly a word.

But in the end, it was Maurice Benard who showed us the devastation and acceptance of a son having to let his father go, while trying to make peace with their troubled past that was acting at its best, and perhaps some of the finest in his storied daytime career  – and there was Max Gail – the centerpiece of the storyline – who’s emotional heart was seen in all the scenes last week with the actors as the characters visualized moments with Mike.  Throughout the entire story, Gail played the tragedy of a human being trapped within this horrific disease with brilliance.  He will be missed.

So, what do you think of our choice of the cast of General Hospital for this week’s Power Performance of the Week?  Share your comments below.

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Holly’s Alive as Emma Samms Makes a Return to General Hospital

Friday’s cliffhanger ending of General Hospital revealed that Holly is indeed alive and being held captive, but by whom?  Who ever is behind this has her locked away and being watched on a surveillance system.

Viewers saw a hand of someone that is behind the kidnapping, and that Emma Samms made a return to GH in her signature role of Holly Sutton.

Samms, debuted on GH back in 1982, and has come and gone, and come back again to the ABC daytime drama series.  She last appeared back on it in 2015.

Nighttime soap fans remember her fondly as Fallon on ABC’s Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys.

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Once the secret was out on her appearance at the end of Friday’s episode,  Samms shared on Twitter: “She’s alive…!”

So what do you think of the twist? That Holly is alive and that Samms was on-screen? Who do you think has Holly? Share your theories below.

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Michael Easton and Rebecca Budig’s Short Film “About a Girl” Receives ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Honor

While you loved them together on-screen on General Hospital as Hayden and Finn, off-screen. Rebecca Budig and Michael Easton came together for a stirring collaboration that just won them accolades at this year’s Best Shorts competition.

Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media.  This film festival receives thousands of submissions from around the world.

About a Girl is directed by Easton while Budig wrote and starred in the short film. lt was honored with the Outstanding Achievement award, which is one of the top two most prestigious given out in the competition.

The story features Budig as a woman struggling with post-partum depression.  The festival said in a review of About A Girl:Deft direction, beautiful craft, achingly authentic performance by Budig.”

Rebecca shared on Twitter after receiving the accolade: “I am so humbled and honored to be included and awarded by @bestshortsand thank everyone involved.”

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Congratulations to Michael and Rebecca on their winning short  film! Share your kudos via the comment below.

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