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Cameron Mathison On His GH Debut: “Drew Cain is back on General Hospital and Judging By This Photo He Means Business”

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The highly-anticipated debut of longtime soap favorite, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) on General Hospital will go down this week on the ABC daytime drama series, when Mathison takes over the role of Drew Cain, last played by Billy Miller.

On Sunday, Cameron took to his Instagram and shared a pic from the set of a bearded Drew, for when viewers first see Mathison’s new look for the role.  Cameron’s first appearance is said to be today on August 16th.

Mathison shared his excitement at joining the cast of the iconic ABC daytime drama series: “This is the week!! Drew Cain is back on @generalhospitalabc and judging by this photo he means business👊🏼 I’ve been having an absolute blast shooting my first few weeks on GH and finally I’ll air Tuesday 8/17🙏🏼👊🏼💪🏼 Here we gooooooo!!!!”

In an interview with PopCulture.com, Cameron explained that EP Frank Valentini threw him a “curveball’ when he got to GH of who he ultimately would be playing: “I was told it was a different character for the first month and a half that I had signed the contract,” he explained.

As fans of the ABC series will see, Mathison has a beard for the role with some twists along the way: “I show up with this pretty, fairly long beard for me — about a five-week-old beard — and then while I was shooting that, I shot one day, in that day of shooting, I had to then shave and shoot some flashbacks which was cool. So in the same episode, I’ve got this (long beard) I’ve never done anything like that, and now during the General Hospital break, I’m having to grow the beard in again. So clever.”

So, are you ready to check out Cam in his new role as the latest Drew Cain on GH? Comment below. 

 

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Chaz
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Chaz

“The highly-anticipated debut of longtime soap favorite, Cameron Mathison…..”….by who?

Steve
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Steve

Agreed, “favorite” is quite subjective in this case.

Shari
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Shari

Exactly! Could care less. Not a fan.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

It sounds like he’s complaining already.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Sorry…GH dropped the ball again…he should have been back as Ryan Lavery just like roger Howarth should have been back as Todd.

Michele Harding
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Michele Harding

No one can replace Billy Miller

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Amen, Michele. I’m sick over this anemic replacement.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound,
Hi, just watched nuDrew today, and he’s not so bad, but I still can’t think of him as Drew. He and Sam might make a good pair if she can dump Dante.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Dante and Sam are cute together and I’d HATE to see Drew go back with Sam. She discarded him for Jason; never looked back, barely shed a tear when he “died.”

Carrie
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Carrie

I don’t even think the writers wrote any memorial scenes after Drew was presumed dead. It felt like Billy Miller and the Drew Cain character were truly discarded.

DD
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DD

Disagree! Love Camron, he will do great as Drew.

Martha Frazier
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Martha Frazier

I fully agree. I love Cameron but notfor this role

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Sam answers the phone, ” is that you Drew?” No, it’s a singing card from Hallmark.
I like the wildeyed look, but Drew he ain’t!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, it’s day two of CM and he’s already overacting. Those wild eyes are what I can’t handle. It’s not Drew. However… how about that Aussie jailtender? Wow, he’s gorgeous. Drew should bring him back to Port Charles. No, not for Sam…for us!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound,
Hopefully, he’ll control the eyes and yes the guard was a cutie but maybe o.k for you, but way too young for this old lady. All I do these days is look, at least I can still appreciate a good looking man.Sometimes my Home Care Worker watches with me, I’ve got her hooked on the Soaps and we check out all the “hunks” and tend to agree that Curtis has to be one of the sexiest looking.

Carrie
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Carrie

Miss Violet, thank you for making me smile. 🙂

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hey Soaphound! I noticed the guard, too. His character name is Russell played by actor Josh Murray. I checked out his instagram; lol. Heres’ some info though not the best picture; some great shots on his instagram, though.

Harry
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Harry

Maybe Drew will wake up little Sammy from her somnolent performance which consists of sleepwalking and sleep talking. Wake up, Little Sammy. Wake up! Better yet, maybe he can rescue her from that monstrous skirt which has being holding her hostage all week! That skirt maybe the ugliest article of clothing I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing on a soap actress. It’s like a Chia pet skirt and I fully expect to see mushrooms and grass sprout from it.

Katherine Janousky
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Katherine Janousky

Don’t watch soaps but love him in all things Hallmark. Hope he still shows up there – I like him much better clean shaven and kind.

JJ
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JJ

Why all this hate for Cameron? People absolutely loved him on All My Children. He has done well on talk type shows and in Hallmark movies and such. He is amiable and genuine, and he certainly is a champion of the soap genre. I know Valentini loves his pets. It may turn out that Cameron may not be the best Drew. But give him a chance. He didn’t ask to be cast as Drew. Drew was a very ill defined character as played by Miller. Cameron will bring different facets and colours to him. It may be a total bust.… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

We should all be willing to give CM the chance to see what he does with the character. Whether or not one liked his work as Ryan Lavery or in the Hallmark films.

He definitely gets bonus points for the publicity machine he brings along with him. The more press GH gets the better. CM has been doing numerous interviews, including with some outlets that typically don’t cover soaps.

DD
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DD

Agree!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

JJ, I think what it is when a main character is replaced, especially one that was so loved as Billy Miller, it’s like a a betrayal of sorts to that actor and their fans. Just think how it would upset fans if M.Benard/Sonny was replaced by someone after being so invested in this person. For the fans that don’t like him it wouldn’t matter or maybe it would be welcome but the others would be up in arms and react accordingly. A lot of people do take it personally and not as able to rationalize it as you do, especially… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Well it is interesting Cameron appeared the same week nutritionists declared that white bread isn’t so bad after all. Confidence? I think not!

Brian
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Brian

Hope to see Tony the bodyguard figure in more, I remember Philip Boyd from The Have and the Have Nots.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Brian,
OMG, I loved that show and miss it already, but did not recognize Tony. That was such a big cast, hard to keep track of everyone. What part did he play? I’ll have to watch for Tony again.

brian
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brian

He played Oscar. He was involved with Candace in the first few seasons. He was one of my main draws to the show, plus OLTL’s Tika Sumpter.

Carrie
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Carrie

I like Cameron but I feel this is a mis-cast. (Not his fault.) Unless he plans to bulk up in weight and muscle, he’s not gonna pass as Drew or someone who can be twins with Jason. He’d be more suited to play a doctor or something else. I understand Billy Miller probably didn’t want to come back. Cameron needed a job since Home & Family ended. I’m happy Cameron can work, but GH gave him the wrong character to portray. I will give it time, but right now I’m not convinced. Yes, he’s got the blue eyes and the… Read more »

JJ
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JJ

Have you seen him without a shirt? He was always shirtless on AMC. Lol. He is a very muscular man, but lean as well. Twins do not necessarily have the same body types, especially as they are now in their 50’s. One could be balding and overweight while the other could be buff and slim.

Carrie
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Carrie

Yes but my point is gh had already established these particular twins as having the same build. Billy Miller and Steve Burton were similar heights and builds. Yes, I have seen Cameron with his shirt off; and thank you for proving my point about him still being quite lean in spite of his muscles.

Satan
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Satan

And almost immediately, the fake “flashbacks” kick in. Are we going to get Drew’s entire history retold. What’s next, are we going to see poor dead Oscar scenes with his fake daddy??

If they thought this would help “sell” the NuDrew, they thought wrong.

Satan
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Satan

So who is holding NuDrew prisoner? The guard having an obvious Aussie accent is probably not a coincidence. Could Drew be held hostage “down under”?? No, not here in Hell. The OTHER “down under”. And if so, who’s running this prison? Well… how many evil Australians do we know….. might Jerry Jacks be involved in this some how?? Jerry could very well be the guy running the prison… but he’s always the mercenary type…. always working for somebody else, never really the head of the operation. It’s certainly not out of the question that Jerry could have been working with… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Satan, what a disaster is this story. Actually, the Aussie jailer should be the keeper actor and then dump nuDrew totally. More Sam? Ugh! And dummy Dante as a rival for her “affections”… I’m gonna have to go back on caffeine.

Satan
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Satan

Hey, I might need to increase the caffeine myself, now that it seems like we might have had another escape from Hell…..

Damn it, I knew I shouldn’t have appointed Poppy Bush to be in charge of Underworld Security……

Cecil James
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Cecil James

Cameron should be playing his AMC character Ryan Lavery instead of Drew FV the producer of GH should’ve had Billy Miller return to the show plus Ryan Lavery is the cousin of Griffin Munroe.

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Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

Congratulate Nancy and tell us your favorite Alexis Davis moments via the comment section below.

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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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