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Briana Nicole Henry on Her Decision to Exit GH: “I Decided It Was Time to Move On”

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On Monday’s episode, GH viewers learned that Jordan will need to start dialysis and treatment at a specialty clinic in Albany from kidney damage and suffering renal failure.  But on Tuesday, fans of the ABC daytime drama series learned that Briana Nicole Henry has left the show, all her decision, according to her post on Instagram.

A Daytime Emmy nominee this year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, Briana shared the news on her departure expressing: “I suppose it is that time isn’t it. As I celebrated my third year of being on General Hospital yesterday, I also watched my last episode as Jordan Ashford air. People kept asking me how it felt to have ended my time on the show, and it wasn’t until yesterday that it really sank in, as I watched Jordan’s goodbye to her family and knew the tears you saw were real tears between not just colleagues but friends. I decided it was time for me to move on from @generalhospitalabc and I got nothing but love and support from everyone involved. Not to mention was given the most beautiful send of that left me quite literally shaken.  I’d like to take a second to thank every single person in my @generalhospitalabc family that helped me make GH my home over the last three years, especially @fvalentinigh . From the crew, to my cast mates to our security guard Emma, there were multiple people on any given day that brought such a smile and warmth to my heart.”

Briana finished her post with, “When I started GH it was my first opportunity as a series regular, and to get the opportunity to throw myself into Jordan for the last three years and work with some truly incredible actors has been an honor. Thanks for holding space for me to grow. I am a better actor because of the time I spent within those walls and will forever be grateful for the way the show nurtured and challenged my ability.  To the fans, it took me a while to win you over, but once you saw my heart you made me feel so much love. I hope I brought something unique and honest to your beloved character of Jordan Ashford, she’s one helluva woman. Until next time loves 👋🏾.”

This will be the second Jordan to exit General Hospital.  The role was originated by Vinessa Antoine, and Henry took it over for the last three years.

So, sad to see Briana leave GH? Should the show recast? Comment below.

 

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Lew S
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Lew S

Going to miss her.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Honestly, I’m okay with this. I really liked Vinessa Antoine in the role and I never warmed up to Briana’s version of Jordan. I also find it hard to believe T.J. can be her son given the age difference between the actors is only a few years. Hopefully the PCPD can have a competent police commissioner now. And I was sure the writers were moving towards a Shawn/Jordan pairing, but it looks like they’re heading in another direction.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I wish her well in other endeavors, but I won’t miss the character much.

brian
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brian

I wasn’t aware she was leaving but glad I read this after watching the episode.

Both actresses were excellent in their portaral of Jordan, hope we see Jordan V3

Satan
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Satan

I thought that exit looked “final”. Guess I was right…. Well, an optimistic Devil would hope the original Jordan was coming back. Yeah, she’s got the CBC show, but they only do 6 episodes a year, for Hell’s sake. So GH should be able to work around that schedule. Biggest obstacle there is that it is filmed in Canada, and getting back & forth across the border has become a pain in the pointy-tailed ass, due to the pandemic. Maybe Jordan’s going to the same “rehab facility” where Lulu is. Or perhaps the same place where Mike Corbin went for… Read more »

Carrie
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Carrie

Best wishes to her. I liked her portrayal of Jordan. Such a tearful episode. I’m sad to see her go.

Brenda Held
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Brenda Held

I liked her too and will miss her on GH! Wishing her great success in her future endeavors!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I enjoyed her role as Jordan but I don’t blame her for leaving. She didn’t have much to really do anymore and they didn’t utilize the three men that could have been a part of her life, giving all their attention to Portia now. I know she’ll land on her feet and find someplace else that appreciates her beauty and talents.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Violet 🙂
Her leaving was a surprise..
It would be great if Curtis replaced her
as the Commissioner…
Curtis would be a good Commissioner…
His bar is gawd awful!!…
It’s beyond tacky and cheap-looking.
The tiny tiny bar and the lighted tables
are horrible and it looks to be about the size
of my bedroom….
Ditch the tacky bar- set it on fire and
have Curtis as the new PCPD Commissioner..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO,
You are too funny. Maybe it’s as big as your B.R, but do you have a fully stocked bar in yours? Ha, ha. You are right though about Curtis being the Commissioner, but I don’t know if he has the self control. You know the saying, Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread ? That’s our Curtis.

Phil
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Phil

Took some time, but she won me over! I ended up liking her better as Jordan. I am so sad that she left!

Rodd
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Rodd

Sorry to see her go. She did a great job with the role. Wishing Ms. Henry all the best.

Steve
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Steve

Was she too young for the role? Sure. However, she’s a good actress with a soothing voice who’ll do well post soaps.

The role will likely be recast. Having Jordan off the canvas for 3-6 months may be a good thing – with all the recent additions to the contract cast

Drake
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Drake

Like others have mentioned, Briana portraying 40+ with a son in med school is a tough sell but I must say it takes a hell of an actress to make that obvious age discrepancy somewhat believable. There’s is no doubt in my mind that the sky’s the limit for this terrific actress. Well done Briana!

Harlee
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Harlee

I would love her to come over to YR to cause conflict for Amanda. Then Amanda could take on more of “Hillary” attitude. She’s beautiful love to her on YR canvas.

Carol White
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Carol White

YESSS. SHE SHOULD BE RECAST

Denise
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Denise

I really liked this Jordan and I’m sorry to see her go. She is beautiful and played the role of Jordan so sincere. I would rather Portia leave, there isn’t any chemistry between her and Curtis.

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As I watched that episode, I kept thinking out loud to myself “OMG! She’s leaving the show!!!” And then when Curtis went into her ER room I could tell something was much different in his delivery of lines and emotions. The soap PI in me knew BNH was out. Come the next day, I was right. It took a long time for me to just accept her as Jordan — but I still, like many of you, could not get past the visible age non-difference of her and TJ. This had to have been in the works for awhile. I… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

These scenes were filmed after GH’s summer break. At that point, Vernee would probably have been back taping her prime time show and unavailable.

Agreed on giving Brook Kerr her moment in the sun. Brook would’ve made a good Jordan. Not sure why they didn’t approach her when VA left. Portia’s an interesting character and a doctor on show that’s supposed to be set in a hospital.

Jordan Ashford Ashford’s (we still don’t know her maiden name!) break will hopefully get us some more Mac screen time.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I read a long time ago that Phyllis may have a relationship with Portia. She did mention to someone a while ago that she had lost a daughter, who better than Portia and Trina could certainly use a grandmother when her mother tells her who her real daddy is. She’ll most likely be upset until she realizes that she has two great dad’s.

MS
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MS

I Hope Briana returns as Jordan, it not recast the position, there is too much going on in Port Charles

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In dishing with SOD on her on-screen return, Pohl shared that Esme is, “essentially on the run.”  However, she adds, “Esme is aware of the circumstances she’s put herself in.  She is aware that people are going to to be after her.  She’s not dumb.”

Just what’s in store for Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Ava, Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) now that Esme is back?

As Esme’s plan begins to reveal itself, Pohl shares: “Before she goes right back into the thick of it, she scopes things out.  She’s using her time wisely and waiting for the right moment to strike.”

So, are you glad that finally Avery Pohl is back on GH as Esme? What do you hope happens next? Who do you think is Esme’s biological mother? Do you want her to get her comeuppance from the Cassadine clan and Trina? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Taking to her official Facebook page, Nancy shared the excerpt starting with contained some of the back-history of her soap opera alter-ego : “I play the role of Alexis Davis. I am a public defender, prosecutor, personnel injury, civil, malpractice, tax and family attorney. I am the bastard child of Mikos Cassadine who died after being thrown into his own weather machine which he designed to freeze the world. My mother, Kristen Bergman was a famous opera singer whose throat was slit by my father’s wife, Helena. Unhappy with the turn of events, I hurled my frail 75 year old stepmother off a five hundred foot parapet slamming her onto jagged rock only for her to walk away unscathed. Even more determined, I shoved her off a thousand foot cliff into the frigid subzero ocean. Helena not only survived unscathed, she apparently scaled 1000 feet up the cliff and continued to wreak havoc on Port Charles.”

Nancy closed the excerpt with some special acknowledgements: “Always so grateful to have an ongoing contract, my own parking space and people I’ve never met who come up to me regularly and tell me how much younger I look in person. It’s a gift that I have been able to and still get to do what I love to do for such a gloriously long time. I love my job the most because it is the job that gave me the security I needed to greenlight Kate as a single mother, raise her while being able to give her the things I dreamed of giving her, put her through school all the way through college, and will hopefully allow me to spoil my grandchildren. The enormous love & gratitude I have for ABC and Disney for allowing me the privilege of working for them is immeasurable. But the real truth is without the support from all of you, this day would not be what it is. As always, I see you and thank you.”

Make sure to read the entire excerpt.  Now let us know, are you looking forward to what Nancy will share in her upcoming memoir? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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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.

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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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