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UPDATE BREAKING STORY: Rebecca Herbst STAYING with GH?

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Whoa! While many of us were still waking up in the west coast, it looks like the powers-that-be at General Hospital may have had a change of heart!  Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) who was set to exit the series in March, and was let-go after almost 14 years with the show may be staying after all!  A tweet this morning from ABC Soaps In Depth stated, “Breaking News: Becky Herbst (Liz) NOT leaving #GH? You heard it hear first! Details soon”

Now comes word that Soap Opera Digest is reporting that indeed Herbst is staying. Sources say the network is expected to release a statement regarding the change of heart. Check back to On-Air On-Soaps for further developments.

Could it be that the huge outcry from the fantastic and wonderful fan base of Becky’s saved the actress?  Stay tuned!

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Keeks
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Keeks

I hope the rumours are true! Well deserved for Becky, a true talent and a definite asset to General Hospital.

RippledStarr
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RippledStarr

I really hope that its true! Becky is a hardworking and talented actress, and don’t forget veteran of the show, and her firing was absolutely wrong. GH has let too many veteran go, due by “storyline-dictated” exits. Elizabeth Webber still has so many story to tell. And, once again, I hope this is true. (:

Kelly
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Kelly

It definitely is great news!! I am so very happy for Becky Herbst!

Saher M
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Saher M

I am so glad that she’s back. Liz is the heart of this show for me. This really made my day!:) #BeckyNation loves you, Becky!:)

lisephoto
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lisephoto

I hope it’s true. There is so much GH needs to do with this character starting with finally telling Liason’s love story. The greatest love story never told. YET!

DONNA
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DONNA

I am so happy to Rebecca Herbst staying with GH. Would love to Liz/Jason get to be a family w/Jake!

linda Price
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linda Price

So happy for Becky and for eveyone that loves her. She deserves great things happening for her!

Christian
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Christian

I couldn’t be more thrilled with their decision! Thank you for always being so fantastic to Becky and to her fans Michael! I had given up on GH, her firing was the last straw in a series of misdeeds by TPTB who seem to want to forget certain parts of General Hospital-the HOSPITAL side! Becky Nation!! I hope we get a Webber sibling story, that would be awesome. No matter what coupling fans like for Elizabeth-we all love Becky/Elizabeth. She is more than any pairing, she is the heart of GH and I for one can’t wait to see what… Read more »

Amy
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Amy

I am so excited! Wow…can’t believe TPTB actually listened to us. I’m really happy for Becky and us!

Caroleena
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Caroleena

I am so excited about the news! i am glued to my instant media!!! Come on Twitter, tell me it’s true. Mr. Fairman, thanks for complimenting Becky’s fans!!! We think we are fantastic and wonderful… and that ALL that is reflected in the actress and character we love so dearly: Rebecca Herbst/Elizabeth Webber

D
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D

This is the best news I have heard in awhile. I was going to stop watching GH upon her departure. I’d like to think that we fans had something to do with this. I know I wrote the show a letter about it. Now give her a great storyline! Then bring Genie Francis back!

Tonya
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Tonya

I am beyond thrilled and Happy that Becky is staying. I hope we will get a little Liason action soon. I love that the fans rallied behind Becky so thanks to the BeckyNation and thanks to all the soap bloggers and mags too.

Jen
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Jen

I really hope this is true. Rebecca is fantastic.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Hope this is true! Could fellow castmate JJ have gone to bat for her?

Michele
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Michele

This is wonderful news. I am glad for Becky and her fans. Thanks to their efforts and the efforts of the magazines, the bloggers and most importantly to Becky for being the class act she always has been.

liasonbff
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liasonbff

BeckyNation rocks! I am so glad we got Becky re-hired, assuming that is the case. I just hope this means tptb will quit backburning her and give her character, Elizabeth Webber, some REAL stories. She should be there helping Michael w/his rape, and I would LOVE to see her have a GNO with Robin and Brenda and even BrookLynn too. BrookLynn and Elizabeth should realize they have nothing to fight about and move on from the pettiness into a friendship. And hey, can I get a REAL liason story now? 😀

Cyndi
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Cyndi

I am so elated that Becky is back with GH!
Now onto bigger and better story lines for her
I hope the writers bring back the honest, kind, spunky Liz!

Viva Liz!
Viva Becky!

Beth
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Beth

I hope it is true! If so, I’ll continue watching for Becky, and try to ignore all the silly mob mania.
But, now the question is are they just going to sideline her and let her fade away like Alan, or are we actually going to finally get to see Liz in a quality storyline? There are a lot more things that can be done with this character, even the old “amnesia and return as a bad girl plot”. We all know Becky can be one fantastic bad girl.

Paula
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Paula

Really glad she’s staying, but still wonder why there was never any mention of who her mother is.

andrea R.
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andrea R.

This is wonderful news for Becky and of coarse her fans. Maybe, I will start watching againn if they can give her a good storyline and stop ruining what is left of Liz.

Dee
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Dee

This is wonderful news! I couldn’t not be more excited as a fan and happy for Becky who has been a staple on the GH canvas forever. YAY!!!

Sharon
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Sharon

So if RH is staying who are they firing in her place?

Allie
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Allie

If I were Rebecca Herbst, I would not return after GH’s behavior because that is insulting my talent, reputattion, and disrespecting my 14 years of dedication.

Toy1975
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Toy1975

Hot dam !!!!I guess GH realize without Becky the show had a hugh chance of cancelling with out BECKY on board!A HUGH THANKS to all who helped in the cause!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Just look at that gorgeous face! And ask yourself why you would not write a storyline for her. I have never seen her phone in her performances. BRAVO!

Kathy
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Kathy

I have to say it’s not the power’s that be at General Hospital….It’s the fan’s….that made them change there minds…..and they should get the credit…..

Patty
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Patty

IF it’s true then congrats to Becky. I have respect for the actress although in my opinion watching the character onscreen is like watching paint dry. I’m not buying that it’s due to public outcry that they brought her back though. Thinking it’s more of a matter of her coming back with a lower salary.

Saher M
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Saher M

I believe that whatever reconstructing or the thing that they did, as they say, if that’s really the reason, it was because of the public backlash on Rebecca Herbst’s firing. I mean, if that is the real reason, they would have done so before they fired RH, not after. I think the public outcry definitely played a big factor in TPTB reversing this horrendous decision.

Inez
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Inez

Agreed with Saher M. This was SOLELY due to fan outcry because the fans, especially longtime fans, have had enough of this show continuously disrespecting history and longtime fan favorites. It’s no different than when the fans lashed out at TPTB when they thought it would be a good idea to have Michael kill his own father AJ some years back. Due to fan outrage, which the brass eventually admitted to, they changed that entire storyline. Becky’s firing was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many people. She’s a legacy character and deserves to be treated as such.… Read more »

LIzzie
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LIzzie

I am so happy BH is staying!! I haven’t been able to enjoy GH since the news was released. This is fantastic news!!!

Cynthia
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Cynthia

I am delighted that those in charge have reversed their decision to re-hire Rebecca. She is one of the only reason I still watch GH. I hope that the writers go back to writing Liz as the spunky, kind woman she was and not the character they have warped her into in the last two years.
Becky is such a fabulous actress and like the poll in SID she deserves a new story.

Polo
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Polo

For once the fans are getting what they want? I hope she give the show the finger. They already ruined her character anyway.

Inez
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Inez

If they can redeem murderers and rapists on soaps and turn villains into heroes, they can redeem Elizabeth Webber. Sleeping with her fiancé’s brother is the lesser of those offenses. And as much as it would be nice for her to tell them where they can go, as no one would blame her for that in the least, she still has to pay the bills and GH is a steady paycheck. Unless she gets an offer she can’t refuse elsewhere, from another soap, primetime gig, or film, I can understand pride taking a backseat at this point and she has… Read more »

Bootycrack
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Bootycrack

Screw that! Elizabeth should be the bad girl for a change and be the single mother like a lot of women are. She needs to toughin up and take charge of her life. Even if she’s got to fuck some people over to take care of her boys. I want Elizabeth to get Lucky and Nicholas for child support and destroy heleana. Let that old hag feel the pain on the way to hell!
It would be interesting to see Franco as Keesha Ward’s screte husband. Then they both play with Jason. ha! ha!

Harry50
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Harry50

Franco and Keesha Ward? That would be hot! She was fine as hell in the 90’s
GH was just being racist during that period; they didn’t want a White typical actor with a Black actresses as a couple. That maked since from a white point of view and that goes to show that America hasn’t changed much since the turbulent days in the 20th centry.
Especially good looking white men. No, GH wouldn’t go for that.

Bootycrack
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Bootycrack

Yes, yoou’re right about that; but we are now in the 21st Centry and television has changed with the times. With immigration constantly growing in America, society has no choice but to tolorate with such change. However, people know that predudice is based on how people feeling inside. Morally, is wrong to discriminate but you can’t change how an individual feel. So lets’s keep it real. Either way, it would be nice to see more black actors and actresses on Daytime TV like General Hospital as star roles; not just guests or temporary roles and get booted out like they… Read more »

Harry50
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Harry50

That’s what i just said. I think you are trying to agree with me but at the same time, you are not facing the fact that Daytime TV are still being racist in many other ways today. So, you keep it real.
Viewers plus ratings equals money. That’s what it’s all about now. Why didn’t black actors try other Daytime Soaps during the 90s? The keesha Ward character could’ve join Young And The Restless and landed a role there. They had more black actors who had major roles.

Bootycrack
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Bootycrack

I see you act like you knew the answer to that point of view, but like you said, Keeping it real. During the 1990s, Daytime TV Soaps were beginning to break racial barriers when came to interracial couples being put on the screen. Therefore, General Hospital used one black family like the wards to see how well they can fit into their enviorment where the Quartemaines lived. When I saw these episodes then and the way the ward family storyline was depicted, raised a lot of red flags. I’m talking about Civil Rights Leaders from real black communities that might… Read more »

jill
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jill

You sound like a typical NAACP bitter person. How can you say Daytime TV is still racist? If you know so much about race and society, tell me how many Daytime TV Soaps that actually have black actors playing major roles? I can name quite a few. Black people have many more opportunities than any other American today and they are rising quite swiftly. I agree with Bootycrack’s point when he/she compared to Daytime TV in the 1990s and today. It has made remarkable changes. By the way, there are black producers, casting and directors who hires the actors. Idiot!… Read more »

Lani
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Lani

i was so devastated about her exit i thought i may never watch again! She is my favorite character. i love her fights with Carly and then compassion for having children with dangerous men, undying love with the original Lucky and her silent relationship with Jason thats always hanging in our faces waiting to be rekindled. She is a pivitol character in my eyes and i am so happy she is staying.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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