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BREAKING NEWS: Rick Springfield headed back to General Hospital!

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And the big returns keep a-coming under the new regime of Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati as they try and breathe some life and ratings into the ailing General Hospital!

Word today out exclusively from EW.com is that popular 80’s icon and fan favorite, Rick Springfield is checking back into General Hospital for a few episodes to see his son, Dr. Patrick Drake, played by Jason Thompson.  Springfield will return to the set in February.  From the looks off this, it would seem with the upcoming departure of Kimberly McCullough (Robin) from the canvas, the older Dr. Drake may be needed to help his family!

General Hospital fans will recall that the last time Noah was in PC he had a drinking problem and needed help, which lead him off the canvas.  So now with Tristan Rogers, Finola Hughes, Emma Samms and Rick Springfield making visits or staying longer term, there should be plenty of drama to tune-in to GH come mid-February through March for starters!

What do you think of Rick’s return to GH?

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Brian
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Brian

I haven’t watched in years mid 90’s, but what about Bobbie? What has become of her?
Since Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati have taken over and OLTL is gone.. I started back to GH today.

tim trozzo
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tim trozzo

I have to wonder.Are the vets returning to save GH,or to say goodbye to the fans?

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Bye bye GH! The end is near! Not the best ratings but the last to go!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

You are so negative…don’t sound like a loyal soap fan at all !!!!!!! (lipstickcat?///) Sounds like you want it to fail & get canceled!!!!!!!! Don’t need comments like that.. If you don’t like the soaps , keep your comments to yourself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Comments are for loyal soap fans !!!!!!!!!

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I AM a loyal soap fan!!! I’ve been through both AMC & OLTL being cancelled! Open your eyes! The same thing happened with them! They brought back all the old characters to say goodbye! And the time slot is already been given away to Katie Couric! Face the facts! We shouldn’t get fooled like last time by false hope & false promises! Don’t be so stupid!

susan m.
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susan m.

Well the ratings for GH have gone up since your last comment were posted…… You say you are a loyal soap fan and so am I… But I have a different feelings abot gh being cancelled or not…The Revolution ratings are horrid… There’s at least a good chance GH could take The revolution’s time slot at 2:00pm this coming fall..We can’t give up…. I try to have a positive attitude… Maybe GH will pull threw and surprise everyone… It’s not over till it’s over…I hope we are not dissappointed for a third time…I e-maile a lot of the big wigs… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I have alway’s liked Rick Springfield!!!!!!!!! Saw him years ago carngey hall in N. Y. I enjoyed it very much… I remember those pants with the zippers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Need I say more………………I will watch him on GH & also the OLTL crew!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still rooting for OLTL!!!!!!!!!!! Hope Agnes Nixon gets the rites back!!!!! And see OLTL on another channel…..Rick Springfield ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JESSE”S GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! Watching GH in Mid to late Feb…… Hope the writers from OLTL can turn GH in the right direction!!!!!!!!!

Jan
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Jan

he looks weird

Susan M.
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Susan M.

What do you mean he looks WEIRD!??????????????????? (Jan)

Sadie
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Sadie

I love Rick Springfield. I cant wait 2 c him… I wish he would stay on GH PERMANENTLY

heidi
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heidi

Another welcome return! February is looking to be a very interesting month with all of the new people on the canvas. I just hope they are not killing Robin off. With many of these returns it looks like…

Jenna
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Jenna

“What do you think of Rick’s return to GH?”

A step in the RIGHT direction.

Heather
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Heather

Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati are slowly (and hopefully surely) bringing General Hospital to its former glory. Good work guys!

Judy
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Judy

LOVE IT! Bring back the glory days of GH!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree 100%…….

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Wow Rick Springfield!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jesse’s Girl!!!!!!!! Will watch oh Gh with OLTL crew In Feb…

Jules
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Jules

SO excited for Rick’s return! I want Noah to meet Emma, and I’m thrilled Patrick will have the support of his father around during such a difficult time. It’s only for two episodes (per RS’s twitter account) but I’m hoping he could squeeze in some time for Matt while he’s at it. Noah has been sorely missed and though he should have been invited back a long time ago, I’m super pumped for his return to GH. On a side note, the last time Noah left he did NOT have a drinking problem. SOD also said that on their site… Read more »

Avelina
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Avelina

Agreed! Thanks for that

Avelina
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Avelina

YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! Great News for GH and their fans

ethel
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ethel

i am so excited that rick is coming back – i hope they bring back jackie zeman as well…………….

Carol
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Carol

Absolutely thrilled!!! I love, love, love Rick Springfield. Wish he would stay longer or recur more often! I wish everyone would be more positive about gh staying on the air. It has not been cancelled yet so keep hope alive! Bringing back beloved characters both from the past and from oltl is a step in the right direction!

barbara t
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barbara t

I cant wait to see the new and improved port charles,Its been a while since I felt so excited about general hospital,cant wait to see noah again.when does ron and franks work start? should be soon.

Heather
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Heather

Frank’s work started to air this past Monday. Ron’s work will air later this month.

I know that Days reboot was largely a failure. But I’m hopeful that GH’s reboot will be more successful.

barbara t
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barbara t

I thought I saw his name ,I pretty much have to be right in front of the tv to catch the names,kassie depava said she is leaving for california and will start taping and she starts being on around the 27th,I am looking forward to seeing her and all the rest of the old cast of general hospital coming home.

Gail Wharton
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Gail Wharton

A W E S O M E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna Fradella
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Donna Fradella

I am so excited that Rick Springfield is coming back! I think with the return of Rodgers and samms, the cast on GH will learn something… like acting! I just Hope that the writers find some normal excitement! Yeah DRAKE !!!!

SinDe
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SinDe

I loved GH in the 80’s because of Rick, I loved when he came back several years ago. I wish he could just stay. Please make him stay this time. I would love to see him all the time !!!!!!

Amy
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Amy

I love that Rick Springfield is back on GH as Noah Drake. I hope he stays for awhile if not FOREVER! Even if he’s only on once in awhile,it would be better than not having him on at all. Patrick needs him now.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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Johnny Wactor on Brando’s GH Demise: “I Have Been Blown Away By The Reaction From The Fans, I Had No Idea That You Guys Cared So Much About My Character”

It’s been an emotional week for General Hospital viewers following the death of Brando Corbin; which meant that actor Johnny Wactor has wrapped his run on the ABC daytime drama series.

On Thursday, Wactor shared his ‘thanks’ to all the loyal GH fans who took the journey with him and his on-screen alter-ego via a video post on his Instagram account.

Johnny expressed: “It’s been a couple days since the demise of Brando Corbin in Port Charles as we know it.  And I have to tell ya, I have been so blown away by the reaction from the fans.  I had no idea that you guys cared so much about my character. I’m so grateful for the outpour of questions and support. I’ve always said, that the fans of General Hospital are the greatest fans in the world and I truly believe that and this is just further evidence of that.”

Social media was abuzz when Brando suddenly died following successful surgery after being attacked by the ‘hook’.  Some fans felt Wactor’s presence will be sorely missed; while others shared that they felt Brando was not a necessary character.

Wactor took all of the comments like a champ and in his video message added: “Whether you were excited to see Brando Corbin killed off, or outraged and have questions, man, I’m just so lucky to have been on this show, truly.”

As he concluded his ‘thank you’s’, Johnny let GH viewers know he does have some other projects that you will see him in very soon, sharing: “Thank you so much for letting me bring Brando Corbin to life.  Thank you for caring, and thank you for all the support and the well-wishes for my future endeavors, whether that’s back in Port Charles at some point, or another show, or other films … which there’s some coming.”

Lastly, Johnny added, “I’ll miss ya, and you enjoy the rest of the week.”

Watch Wactor’s heartfelt message below.

So, where do you stand with the decision to kill off Brando? Glad the character is off the canvas, or sad to see him go? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Brando Dies … But Not From His Wounds

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, poor Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) was hit with yet another punch to the gut.  After losing her baby, Liam, back in December of 20201, she has now lost her husband, Brando (Johnny Wactor), in s shocking turn events that played out in Brando’s hospital room.

Finally coming to (following being ‘hooked’ by the mysterious figure) after surviving hours of surgery from his wounds, he goes coughs up blood and then goes into a massive seizure right in front of Sasha.

Panicked, Sasha calls for help, where Portia (Brook Kerr) and her team run in to try to save Brando.  Next, we get a montage of the love story of Brando and Sasha, which is never a good sign on soap operas – as it more often than not – signals the end of the line for a character.

After Portia is completely rattled by why Brando is dying when the surgery is a success, eventually he passes away.  Portia comes out of his hospital room and tells Sasha they did everything they could.  Just then, Brando’s mom, Gladys (Bonnie Burroughs) along with Nina (Cynthia Watros), come by and all the women are struck with heartbreaking grief.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) happens upon the scene and asks Portia what happened and she reveals there were sudden complications.

Wanting a moment alone to say goodbye to his cousin, Sonny (Maurice Benard) tells Brando to take care of Liam and Mike when he sees them in heaven. Sonny also promises to take care of Sasha and Gladys. Next, Sasha wants Sonny to go into Brando’s room with her, and they are joined by Nina and Gladys, who all stand over his bedside in tears.

Elsewhere, Portia finds Finn (Michael Easton) to look over Brando’s medical reports and case, and relates that Brando’s symptoms don’t track with what happened to him when he was brought into the ER and what happened in surgery.  She ponders if there is a more sinister explanation for his death, hoping Finn (even though he is an infectious disease doc) can help shed some light.

What did you think of GH’s decision to kill off Brando Corbin? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Check out the final moments of Tuesday’s General Hospital below.

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