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Cameron Mathison Shares He Will Make Summer Debut On GH and Says: “Incredibly Grateful to Frank Valentini and the Writers at GH for Including Me on Such an Iconic Show”

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Longtime All My Children favorite and current co-host of Hallmark’s Home & Family, Cameron Mathison, took to his Instagram account on Friday to share his enthusiasm and excitement for what’s to come this summer when he joins ABC’s General Hospital.

No word yet as to what role Mathison will play – and whether it will indeed be Pine Valley’s Ryan Lavery, a new character, or a recast character from the past such as how Kim Delaney took over the role of Jackie Templeton, who has not been seen on the canvas for decades since Demi Moore made that role soap-famous.

In his post today, Cameron expressed thanks to GH EP Frank Valentini and the writing team,  noting: “Almost 10 years after All My Children went off the air I am so excited to be joining General Hospital this summer! I was a member of the abc family for over 15 years and soon I’ll be back: Incredibly grateful to Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me on such an iconic show I feel like a kid on Christmas, as I’ll also continue making Hallmark movies and continue to be part of that family as well😀🙏🏼 So so excited… thank you!!!! (More details to come😉)”

So, who do you think Cameron will play once he hits Port Charles?  Let us know and make sure to take our poll below on how you want Mathison to be integrated into the story as Ryan, a new character or a recast character blast from the past? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Jeffrie
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Jeffrie

He is so going to be a recast Lucky…..putting him opposite Elizabeth with a triangle set up with a returning Hayden…..Rebecca And Cameron were s super couple on AMC and Elizabeth has chemistry with the phone book!

Harry
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Harry

He would be a terrible choice for a Lucky re- cast, just terrible. That would be even worse choice than Jacob Young was.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

I can’t see the 51 year old CM playing Lucky when they reversed SORAS’d Nikolas from TC to MC. Bring GV back as Lucky. JJ will never come back full time.

Satan
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Satan

Greg is 47. Younger than Cameron but still a decade older than Jonathan Jackson. And especially with the grey in his hair (at least when last seen on Days) there’s no way he could pass as the younger brother of the current version of Nikolas. Didn’t mind Greg’s version of the character back in the day, though he seemed like an entirely different person. But I don’t think he would be a good fit for the part right now. Really wish JJ would come back though, because given all the family drama going on right now…. from Lulu being comatose,… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Your saying that Greg’s version of Lucky was like a different person is spot on. Tony Geary did not have the same bond with GV and it was evident on screen. Ethan was introduced primarily because of that. Also, GV played Lucky during the years that Genie was primarily missing from the canvas, so not much history to play off there.

Yes, with the reverse SORAS of Nikolas, GV would not fit in the current cast.

Timmm
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Timmm

Greg Vauhn was terrific!

Timmm
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Timmm

Too old!

Angie
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Angie

No way. With those blue eyes my bet is a Drew recast. We need more Q’s.

GB Jones
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GB Jones

Please,soap gods! no Drew recast as a matter of fact.no Drew period! that character was a total disappointment and waste. No lucky recast either.only JJ or GV imo can do that role..if he can’t be Ryan Lavery then someone totally new. and not looking for a quick love connection or hookup.unless it’s Hayden Barns and only Hayden Barns.no one else.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Angie, looks like you were right. Can’t believe or accept it.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I would love it if he were Ryan…just to have that piece of AMC on the canvas. Just like i am hoping when Roger Howarth comes back, he’ll be Todd from OLTL. The one thing they need to do is to put Michael Easton back as John McBain. I prefer his OLTL character over any of the others he’s played on GH since Prospect Park ruined it for us those years ago.

Harry
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Harry

Well remember, Ryan Lavary was related to Duke Lavary.

Steve
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Steve

Was there ever a storyline or plot point that confirmed the Ryan – Duke link? Not sure if that was just fan fiction or speculation.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

It was a plot point involving Anna when she crossed over to AMC. They mentioned Ryan and Duke were cousins. I forgot the story behind the reveal but, yup, it was done.

Steve
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Steve

Thanks Dennis. My GH (and OLTL) historical context is far greater than that of AMC.

TMJ
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TMJ

I don’t think they would have another character named “Ryan” on the canvas as long as Ryan Chamberlain is still blinking away in Pentonville. I also doubt that Roger will be playing Todd Manning because I don’t believe they want to introduce yet another “so-called” reformed rapist. Fans gave them a lot of well deserved flack for both Luke and Franco.

Glee
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Glee

They had two named Olivia remember Olivia Jerome/ Olivia Falconeri

Claudio
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Claudio

Welcome back to Daytime, Cameron Mathison. Maybe Cameron will play Lucky Spencer or Drew.

Steve
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Steve

CM is far too old to play Lucky. A. He’s only 7 years younger than Genie Francis and B. Lucky is supposed to be 1-2 years younger than Nikolas.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I have a strong feeling he is going to be the owner of the company that was just-recently mentioned as seeking interest in purchasing The Invader from Peter.

Kevin
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Kevin

When I heard that, Scott, I thought that was gonna be Todd Manning’s foot back in the Port Charles door.

Time will tell!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It might… but, I honestly do not know. Considering Todd previously owned Crimson, I doubt he’d need to hide behind a company name.

Michaela
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Michaela

I would love for him to be a recast Lucky but he’s only 7 years younger than Genie Francis. I would like to see him as either a recast Dr. Patrick Drake or Dr. Steve Webber. Only Billy Miller for Drew Cain but if Billy has no plans to return I would accept him as Drew Cain. Since Kimberly McCullough said she’s retired from acting and if Rebecca B wasn’t so fresh in our minds as Hayden, she would be a perfect recast Dr. Robin Scorpio. I think they could maybe still pull it off if they dye her hair.… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I could actually see him as a short term recast of Patrick Drake, since we know now that Robin is returning for a short time.

There will never be a recast of Robin Scorpio. When you literally grow up on the show from age 6, you own the role. In some ways, it sucks to only see Robin on rare occasions, but at least she’s still herself when we do see her. That beats the Hell out of the alternative.

rose
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rose

Whoever Cameron plays I hope he brings some of his smile to Port Charles. It’s really needed.

Larrane Wiechman
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Larrane Wiechman

I agree! Hopefully, he will play a new character and bring some fresh air and a fresh storyline to Port Charles!

Shari
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Shari

Everyone got upset when GH started bringing in OLTL actors so why isn’t the same holding true for the AMC invasion? Not liking this news at all. Hope he isn’t Lucky because CM would be an awful as that character.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you. I’m seeing others suggest he’d make a good Lucky re-cast which puzzles me. Jonathan Jackson’s Lucky was cool and had a kind of Janes Dean quality about him. Cameron reminds me of a game show host.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, Harry!

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Exactly, he would be an awful Lucky.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry,Yes ! maybe they can get Ryan Seacrest.

Glee
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Glee

I’ve been saying the same. FV was EP of both soaps. that’s why he keeps bringing them to port Charles.imo since he’s now GH EP he have more cast from both of those soaps, than GH vets or regulars and yes I’m mad about it.they have changed the characters on GH so much in the last few years.

Brian
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Brian

I hope he plays his AMC role and becomes similar to what the Rae Cummings character was to all the ABC soaps. He could lead viewers to Pine Valley.. and perhaps then open a door to OLTL as well.

Timmm
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Timmm

He may be to young to play Jeff Weber so maybe he is Tom Hardy?

Satan
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Satan

That would actually be a reasonable recast. Tom Hardy hasn’t been seen in years, and obviously Matthew Ashford is busy on Days, so he won’t likely be back. It couldn’t hurt to have another member of the Hardy family on the canvas. And probably a more logical choice to be chief of staff than a literal convicted felon.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Too young for Tom Hardy as well. He should be in his early 60s by now. They could always age him though.

Steve
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Steve

Tom is supposed to be just a few years younger than Scotty, so yes CM is too young.

In an only in soaps world, Tom is cousin to Scott and uncle to Elizabeth, but not biologically related to either.

Satan
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Satan

Yeah, you’re probably right about the age thing. I recently saw an old episode of the show on YouTube from 77 or 78. Tommy wasn’t in the episode, but he was mentioned as being “out of town” with Audrey, so he was still a child then. As opposed to Scotty who was in law school at the time. Though Tom would obviously be SORASed a few years later. On that basis, he probably would be roughly the same age as his “cousin” Scott.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
Speaking of Scott, where is he, I miss him?

ADJP
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ADJP

So, no one is going to bring up that he is not that great an actor & often comes off bumbling and goofy? I can’t take this seriously in a role. They have already ruined the character of Lucky by having him uncharacteristically abandon his family. I like Greg Vaughan in general, but when he came on they majorly changed him & it just obliterated the the character. They should have “killed” him off instead. Some character are better left with the good memories with certain actors. Like Jason – only Steve Burton. Jonathan Jackson is Lucky.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

ADJP
I agree with your concept. There are so many others also that only one actor is acceptable in a role, too numerous to mention

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SAY IT ISN’T SO!! Just read that Cameron is going to be recast as Drew Cain. I can’t believe how they would think that this guy could ever fill Billy’s shoes. Iam too upset to even say more, except that my fast-forward will get a good workout.

Julie
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Julie

Excited to see who he plays. I so would love for Billy Miller to come back as Drew and put him back with Sam. They had great chemistry.

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

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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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jason asks Carly to Marry Him and She Responds “With All My Heart”

The stage is set now for General Hospital’s Jason/Carly/Sonny/Nina story to explode as things heated up between longtime friends and former lovers, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) just as Jax (Ingo Rademacher) is in Nixon Falls pleading with Nina (Cynthia Watros) to come clean and tell “Mike”(Maurice Benard) that he is indeed, Sonny Corinthos.  Here’s what went down on Friday’s episode …

Back in Port Charles, at the demolished former “Jake’s”, Carly and Jason’s old stomping grounds, Carly and Jason share a kiss. Carly says she can’t believe this is happening after letting him know that all of her old romantic feelings for him are starting to come back. Apparently that is true for Jason too, as the ABC daytime drama series finally reaches back into the history of these two characters who were in love, before Carly slept with Sonny.  Back in the present day, Jason asks Carly to marry him, and she responds, “With all my heart.” But now, Carly is starting to feel more excited about what started off as a business arrangement between the two of them to retain the Corinthos family hold over the five families and the territory in Sonny’s absence.  Carly says she wants their wedding day to be about them, and later they can come to Jake’s just by themselves.

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In Nixon Falls, Jax (Ingo Rademacher) is trying to get through to Nina, who has admitted her duplicity to him and how she has fallen in love with “Mike”.  When Jax informs her that Carly and Jason are getting married, she thinks that’s great then she and “Mike” can have a future together.  Nina wants Jax to just forget this conversation, and seeing Sonny, and do this for her; after all she went through in losing her child, Nelle, and her relationship with him. Then Jax asks her to think about Donna and Avery and Wiley, his children and grandchild, who don’t know he is alive and will never get to know him. Nina cries that Jax has won, and that she will tell “Mike” the truth in private (but something tells us, she is going to make “Mike” walk-in on Jason and Carly’s nuptials, so that she has a shot of keeping him all to herself by the betrayal he will witness).  Jax says he is not leaving Nixon Falls till she tells Sonny the truth, but she somehow she still got him to leave through her pleading to let her do this alone.  As Nina thinks “Mike” is walking in the front door of the Tan-O, in walks Peter (Wes Ramsey)!

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Meanwhile, Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is rushed to General Hospital unconscious with Portia (Brook Kerr) not far behind, after being trapped together.  More bad news is revealed when Austin (Roger Howarth) gets the blood results back for Jordan and tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) that Jordan’s levels of carbon monoxide are 58% which is not good for someone with one kidney.  Austin relates that if Jordan’s kidney function doesn’t improve, they’ll have put her on dialysis.  TJ (Tajh Bellow) comes to see his mom, and sits by her bedside in tears.  Later, Curtis breaks down in tears holding Jordan’s hand to come back to him, and she opens her eyes, as Portia walks in on the scene.

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Three of the five families plan to take over Port Charles and split the territory after their secret meeting, where they plan to blow up a warehouse while Carly and Jason are distracted and at their wedding; the families also received a message from Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) while in prison.  Who will stop the “hit”?

So, what do you think of Carly and Sonny getting close? What did you think of the performances of Laura Wright, Steve Burton, Cynthia Watros, and Donnell Turner within this episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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