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CONFIRMED: Brandon Barash Leaving General Hospital!

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Courtesy/ABC

One of daytime’s favorite bad guy characters, who at times had a bit of a conscience, will soon be departing his soap!  The news this afternoon came first via Brandon Barash’s (Johnny) Twitter page, and has now been confirmed by On-Air On-Soaps through Barash’s management, that the popular actor is indeed exiting General Hospital! 

At first, many fans were confused since Barash’s tweet made a humorous mention that he has chosen to pursue a career in the NBA thus the reason for his leaving!

Barash tweeted, “With a bittersweet, heavy heart I announce my time at GH has come to an end, as I have chosen to move on & pursue my NBA career. I love u all.”   No word on how, or when, Johnny Zacchara will be written off the canvas, and Barash’s final airdate.

With Barash gone, along with Scott Reeves (Steven) and Steve Burton (Jason),  all that remains of the original members of “Port Chuck” in Port Chuck is Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli).

How do you feel about the exit of Brandon Barash from GH?  How do you feel Johnny will be written out? Let us know!

 

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Jill
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Jill

I hope he changes his mind and comes back.

su0000
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su0000

I think he just wanted to try something different before he is too old..
I think he may return someday..
I hope he does well with the MBA..
Seems it something he has wanted to try/do for long time..
Good for him that he is giving it a try so he will have no regrets when he is 60..

Angie
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Angie

uhm he’s not really joining the NBA that part was a joke, oye

I think it’s long overdue, Johnny hasn’t had a purpose in years

heidi
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heidi

I am sorry to see Brandon leave! He has been great and done some stellar work. It is sad to see 3 of the Port Chuck guys leaving or have left. Please let Bradford stay for a long while! So far they have left it open for SB and SR to coe back and hopefully they will leave it so BB can come back too! Best of luck Brandon… you will be missed!!!

Mary
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Mary

I think it stinks

B.J.
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B.J.

So do I, Mary. I will really miss Brandon [& Johnny]. I can’t blame him though for wanting to move on after essentially being put on the sidelines.

Unlike many fans here I have zero interest in Todd on GH, and it looks like it’s going to be the RH and ME show in Port Charles from now on. 🙁

I am really sad about this, but wish Brandon the best wherever he goes.

Suzanne
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Suzanne

I totally agree. I have NO use for Roger Howarth’s Todd, although I did like Trevor St John’s version of Todd. Can’t even watch Kristin Alderson but It looks like she will take Johnny’s place as co-owner of the HS. I am no longer watching the show much unless I know Sam, Patrick or the Davis Girls will be on.

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Wow, I Really thought he was just kidding when he tweeted that he was leaving GH!! Makes me sad. It seems like lots of my favorites are being written off GH or are leaving on their own right now. Scott Reeves, Julie Berman, and now Brandon Barash…and before that it was Kimberly McCullough and Steve Burton. I also miss Erik Valdez as Trey. Had just gotten to like his character when he was written off the show.. They will All be Missed a lot! 🙁

Dani
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Dani

Debbie,
I forgot about Julie Marie Berman leaving. Now, I’m even more depressed. What is with this mass exodus??? I’m really, really sad. I miss Trey too! I liked him and Christina.

B.J.
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B.J.

I didn’t know about Berman leaving. Where can I read about this? What is she going to do? Surely this was not GH’s choice.

BTW, I also liked Trey and didn’t understand why they killed him off. I think GH will soon be unwatchable completely. I skip much of it now.

Skyla
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Skyla

yeah it’s really sad, it’s like so many people are either being let go or quitting. idk what is going on behind the scenes but this makes me a lil worried about the future of GH.

SZima
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SZima

Good question Skyla…What really IS going on behind the scenes?? Seems like more than a coincidence that so many actors are choosing to leave right now. Who’s going to be next? CarTini have brought on so many former actors (which has been nice, but they have been ignoring many of the regular players and most of them have been poorly written) and so many newbies (which has NOT been so nice because they are mostly horrible), maybe they’re forcing these contract actors out. This is not boding well for the show…when the anniversary is over and all the oldies but… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I think they’re all tired of having their air-time cut into nothing considering the massive size of this cast. I’ve been criticized on here before complaining about too many past favorites coming back, but in all actuality, it’s pretty damn clear that there is simply NOT enough room for 50+ cast members to have storylines. I wonder if they get paid by the day vs. the old time contracts?

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I think I feel bitter that they keep letting GH characters go but are fighting to hang onto OLTL characters who belong on…you guessed it…OLTL.

This is getting stupid.

Lynn
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Lynn

I was just going to say something similar! I was a OLTL fan then GH fan watched both for years and I am so p-ssed off that OLTL can’t seem to get their characters back from GH but GH is willing to let its own characters go? I’m just like WTH???????

su0000
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su0000

ABC did not ”let him go” .. He left, his choice ..

geezuz people should stop blaming others over something they know nothing about.

Gillian
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Gillian

From what I understand, BB has considered leaving for some time. Like JMB, his stay was extended. The new EP/writer aren’t driving people away. They’re convincing people to stay longer & in Kimberly McColough’s case, convinced her to come back (she wadbreportedly so unhappy with the previous regime that she wanted her character killed off). It isn’t much of a surprise that so many in the mob storyline are leaving because the show is no longer mob-centric. And with the few departures are lots of returns. Laura, Anna, Scotty, Jack, Brenda, Helena, Nik … the list is long. I love… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

Well said.

Peyton
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Peyton

And you don’t find it a little fishy that all of these GH actors are “choosing” to leave! It goes to show you that Steve Burton wasn’t the only one that wasn’t happy with the new OLTL regime taking over. It will be a sad day when GH goes off of the air, it’s actually going to break my heart. I hate watching the show that once meant the world to me, slowly sink:(

Cindy
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Cindy

I don’t know to me it seems like a lot of actors are just leaving. 5 actors in what 6 months have left. Maybe they are getting tired of the fan obsession over the OLTL 3?

The Bad Truth
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The Bad Truth

He left because he was unhappy that his character was never going to be redeemed like the great Sonny. Anyone that thinks these characters are leaving because the show isn’t about the mob anymore and have no other relevance on the show is dumb. Considering the whole show has been consumed by this vampire story ala crap, the writers easily could have written some BS story to keep them on. JMB played Lulu, the daughter of a legacy, SR played a doctor….not heavily mob characters. Steve Burton could have stayed and with all his brain injuries woken up as a… Read more »

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Don’t you people know that these returns are for a very short time (except for Anna and maybe Duke). YES FV and RC ARE driving people away by keeping them on the back burner and overrunning the canvas with their non-actors from OLTL (except ME)! Worst day of my GH viewing life was when Big Head Starr drove into town. Now she has been insinuated into almost EVERY storyline. WHY?

Dan
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Dan

@Peyton: You’re wrong, GH is doing the exact opposite of sinking. Their ratings last week were up over 530,000 viewers from this time last year. That’s not sinking. If it weren’t for Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati coming aboard, we’d probably be having a funeral for GH instead of getting ready to celebrate the show’s 50th Anniversary. Actors come and go on soaps. They always have, they always will. This is nothing new. Not sure why everyone has to try and find a deeper meaning. I like Brandon Barash, he’s a good actor and Johnny has been a fun character.… Read more »

Marnie
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Marnie

To The Bad Truth & Suzanne:

Word! Spot On!

Cindy
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Cindy

Dan I have to disagree with you. The reason why the ratings are up is because of all the old characters coming back, But it won’t last. Ron is not a great writer by any sense of the word.

jim
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jim

I agree with u Dan. i posted some of the things like you said. Where would GH be without the OLTL team….gone of course like u said. The OLTL team has corrected past mistakes, brought back long missed vets,some 4 brief visits and some permanetly, refreshen the show, got the ratings up, and now the show has been featured on magizines and some stars were on talk shows. And soon GH is celebrating its 50th. None of this would be happening if it werent 4 the OLTL team. All this positive stuff and they get critized 4 it. Maybe not… Read more »

Cindy
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Cindy

I AM SO SAD TO HEAR THAT BRANDON IS LEAVING. IT BREAKS MY HEART THAT SO MANY HAVE LEFT OR ARE LEAVING. IF THIS CONTINUES, I AM LEAVING MYSELF!!! I AM SO TIRED OF ALL THE GOOD ONES LEAVING AND THE NOT SO GOOD ONES STAYING!!! GOOD LUCK BRANDON!!! I WILL MISS YOU!! !! HUGS & LOVE <3

IowanMan
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IowanMan

I already have left – after decades of being a diehard fan.
The show has become completely unwatchable now. First we had the stupidity of DeadDuke & Olivia’s Omens, then the absurdity of CrazyCoe. Now with the insanity of the Caleb nonsense, they have just gone too far over the top. Never thought I would say it, but I’m finished.
Best of luck to everyone.

Donnaa
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Donnaa

#GH is really screwing up, so much that they are going to see themselves without any fans at all. 4 major players in a matter of months? Yet, they think the viewers are interested in vampires, Connie/Kate, Heather never dying, and now this crazy Doctor, Britch? Started watching Y&R when Burton left and I have to say…it’s no wonder they win so many Emmy’s. GH writters need to take some notes. Firing Scott and Brandon was really stupid and I am so tired of accepting all of this. Genoa City is my new home.

GHFan
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GHFan

GH has won more Emmy’s than Y&R . Y&R gets the viewers hooked and they have higher ratings!
However, I do think that GH’s days are limited! Thanks to Cartini and the OLTL writing staff that has taken over at GH!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

IF GH’s days are numbered….then they were numbered before the new regime ever came on board. I don’t blame them at all.

jim
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jim

The staff of OLTL came in and saved the show from being cancelled and allowing it to celebrate its 50th. If they hadnt come in and made drastic changes GH would have been canceled months ago. They may not b totally perfect but then who is? It could still get cancelled by ABC but then it could be for a number of reasons and not just because of whose bhind the scenes. OLTL was doing ok and their ratings were going up but got cancelled anyway because abc thought they could do better and make more money with the lame… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Obviously the viewers are interested, the show was up in the ratings 531,000 viewers last week from this time last year. Yeah, Frank and Ron are doing such a horrible job! Let’s cancel the show right now! Give me a break.

And btw, GH didn’t fire Scott Reeves or Brandon Barash, their contracts were up and it was their choice to leave.

k/kay
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k/kay

Dan I do think they fired Scott Reeves, I started thinking about the character of Johnny & Jason. The first day Starr she loses her daughter and boyfriend to who Johnny. It appeared Jason was losing Sam to John McBain. So new OLTL characters brought over change your story line might be some feelings there on SB & BB’s part. We will see if my theory is right if BB shows up with JFP at Y&R.

Donnaa
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Donnaa

Have you ever thought the reason for the rating being up is due to the 50th anniversary coming up and all of the returns? I can tell you that I myself and my friends who watch this program do not like the storylines mentioned above. I did not say all.

jim
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jim

You think Y&R never drops players than you really havent watched this or any other soaps 4 long. Y&R dropped Ashley, Genevieve and many other chacters in a few months just like GH. Besides GH has got many returning favorites to make up for the losses. And if they can come back no matter if they were fired or left on their own they can always come back later just as others r doing now. When FV and RC were at OLTL they brought back characters that were once written out. People must be interested in whats happening at GH… Read more »

Donnaa
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Donnaa

Jim, you don’t know me nor do you know how long I’ve watched my programs, so please don’t come at me like that. We are all entitled to our opinions. Thank you and have a nice day

k/kay
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k/kay

Jim I agree Y&R cleaned house last fall. These exits except for Scott Reeves were leaving on their own. And I am strictly going by what SR said on his twitter he said he was let go the others no they chose to go .

Cindy
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Cindy

Wait a minute Jim, what characters?

jim
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jim

I apologize Donna if you thought i was coming at you in some mean spirited way but you misconstrued what i was trying to say. And maybe i did with you too. When you said 4 major characters in 4 months it sounded to me like GH was the only show that ever does it, and so in return i was pointing out that Y&R not too long ago done the same thing. I was also only trying to say that even if some characters are dropped doesnt mean they can never come back again. Except for maybe Scott R… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

I feel like many fans get upset with GH every time someone leaves or chooses to leave. It’s a show, people come and go…I just feel lucky to have been introduced to the wonderful actors we have been introduced to and now we can be their fans forever no matter where they go. Until we hear why he says he left, or was let go..I dont pay attention to all the drama on the net. He’s gone. Its sad, we have great memories..and I hope to see him on the stage or screen again! Thanks Brandon for being the best… Read more »

Grace
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Grace

BRAVO Laurie!!!! I could not have said it better myself. All of this cr*p on-line about people leaving. It’s a SOAP OPERA! It has been happening since they started on the RADIO! Actors CHOOSE to not renew their contracts, characters are written out, then they come back and the roles are recast. It isn’t personal people, it’s life. You and I have jobs, and we may CHOOSE to leave them, or the co. may downsize (take the co in a differet direction, just like a SOAP) and you can get laid off or fired. It happens to EVERYONE in life… Read more »

Erin
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Erin

Gosh, you gals sound like rational and reasonable soap fans. Can I hang out with you. The hatred spewing, bullying and threatening soap fanatics on Twitter, Facebook and message boards scare me!

Well said about Brandon. Its was time, we’re grateful and wish him the best.

Laurie
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Laurie

I have just always enjoyed being able to watch GH, and even though I don’t watch the other shows I am glad the craft continues onward for us fans. I am only 34 and feel lucky I can still watch GH as I started watching in my teens with my mother. Someday they all may be gone, and such is life. Enjoy them while they are here – or don’t watch them at all, your choice. Complaining is a waste of time I feel. However if I left my job/or was let go I hope people start tweeting about how… Read more »

Dawn
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Dawn

Can I hang out with you guys as well? Actors come and go all the time and have been doing so since Soaps began, I’m miss BB, but I’m not gonna stop watching GH all together because he’s leaving. All of this crap about people leaving and folks talking about they’re not gonna watch OLTL because of it is getting on my last nerve! I watched all 3 ABC Soaps and I think GH is rocking right now.

Tori
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Tori

Well said! Can I add that saying someone was fired because they chose to leave doesn’t make it true. Actors are allowed to try other things. It is a shame people just want to tear the show down any way they can, truth be darned.

Rodd
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Rodd

All of you, well said.

The Bad Truth
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The Bad Truth

Lmao actors don’t choose to leave unless they don’t like what they’re being written and feel like their time is wasted. Johnny was ruined the minute Starr and her dumb family drove into Port Charles. BB must have hoped his character would been redeemed considering Sonny has been redeemed over and over again. JMB left because she saw the baby storyline was going to take forever to develop because of this so called “brilliant” vampire story. Who knows why Scott Reeves had to leave. RC and FV cry over not being able to keep their OLTLers while we lose our… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Erin, that’s because Twitter & Facebook are lame – those people just sit on there and make threats and say horrible things. I like the group on MF’s blog a lot — but those social media pages are full of rabid people. The actor chose to leave and whether it’s GH’s fault for cutting his air-time, at the end of the day it’s still his choice to stay or split. Best of luck to him!

tasneem
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tasneem

This is so sad Brandon is a talented actor I’m gonna miss him. But I feel the lack of airtime was costly. I loved him wen he was with Lulu he was a gangster with a heart. I wish him much success coz I’m gonna miss him

Ces
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Ces

with such a full canvas, I have to wonder how many other actors will skip out of GH when their air-time is being cut so drastically. It’s a shame 🙁

GHFan
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GHFan

GH used to have MORE characters in the 80s and 90s and they had NO PROBLEM writing for an ensemble cast! It is the crew behind OLTL that have ruined GH! They jump around, the editing is horrible and the show is cheesier and camper than it has ever been. GH used to be the show to beat in the Emmy’s , however, their days of 22+ Emmy nominations a year are over and I think GH will be done after there 50th! Cartini just does not know how to utilize their characters to their full potential.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

GH Fan….give it up. You are wrong.

Ces
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Ces

can’t say I didn’t see this coming. It’s too bad, but GH wrote him into a corner. Best of luck to him in his future!

Cr8z13
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Cr8z13

My thoughts exactly.

KateK
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KateK

Exactly what I was going to say. Now what?There is no guarantee the Lllanview 3 are coming back, GH has really been getting much better, but with characters leaving, thats not good.

Ces
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Ces

Kinda leaves Carly love-less. She went from having Todd & Johnny to no one and has no air-time either. Either Jax resurfaces or they get Roger back permanently.

Christine
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Christine

It’s too bad.

I hate that they wrote Johnny into a corner as he would have been good for Elizabeth or any of the other available female characters of that age.

I liked him best with Lulu.

I wish him luck and hopefully he has gainful employment very soon.

louisa
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louisa

I liked Johnny! I can think of so many others that should go first–like the women he’s been paired with: Connie and Olivia.

Nicole
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Nicole

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

Oh, I’m sad about Brandon leaving GH! He has created an interesting, complex character, but it seems the writers don’t quite know what to do with him. Maybe it’s because Johnny no longer has any family in Port Charles. At any rate, I will miss Brandon and wish him much luck in the future!

Marisa
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Marisa

It is sad. I will miss him and his father. I hope they leave and open door for his return. He is a talented actor.

Lainey
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Lainey

What has happened to journalism? He has a conscience, not conscious.

melanieofoz
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melanieofoz

I’m sorry he’s leaving but wish him well especially with his “NBA career.” Johnny will probably be cell neighbors with Matt Hunter. After his breakup with Carly and confession of murdering his grandfather, where else would the character be headed? Maybe one day he’ll be back and have a great storyline. Until then best wishes, Brandon. We’ll see you on some other show/movie or on the “basketball court.” 🙂

rebecca
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rebecca

I think it sux. Great character…involved with so many different people on the canvas…thought there’d be a realationship with Christina now that she’s older. Seemed like that was the direction they were heading since they put them both in the same prison environment. The friendship with Star could have been renewed, the animosity with Todd, residual feelings for Carly. It’s like they’re bringing back the older vets and getting rid of the more recent familiar ones. Not liking the trade-off. Woudld rather they find a way to juggle the schedules and keep these popular characters on. Will miss the actor… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

yeah, I actually saw potential with Christina. That would have really ticked Sonny off! GH missed the boat on that storyline. Too many single women on this show without men, now we lose another one.

Allie
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Allie

This Kristina & Johnny have great chemistry!

Beti
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Beti

Big mistake……GH will regret this decision

Ces
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Ces

yep.

su0000
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su0000

He decided to leave all by himself.. His choice..
People are fast to blame everyone that breaths a ABC, when they have nothing to with his leaving..
Geez do some actually believe everyone how leaves a soap was let go ..

Debbie
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Debbie

Is it known why he is leaving is it his choice or was it the boot like Scott Reeves got?

su0000
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su0000

He said;
Quote BB ;

” I have chosen to move on & pursue my NBA career.”

He ‘chose’ to leave, all by himself..

rebecca
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rebecca

I errrrr…think he was joking about the NBA career…LOL…I also think that was his way of letting the fans know, in a humorous way…that he’s been given the boot!

The Bad Truth
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The Bad Truth

Are you serious?! He was joking about the NBA thing!

k/kay
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k/kay

Guys the NBA comment was a joke the man is 33 yrs. old. He was just being funny & sarcastic Y&R here he comes.

Christine
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Christine

Yeah, he was definitely joking about pursuing an NBA career. If it wasn’t his age it would surely be his height from making that a reality.

If he wanted to sound believable, he would have said hockey or baseball.

I can’t believe people actually believe what he said. The man is trying to make lemonade out of the lemons he just received and making light of it.

Joe
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Joe

This sucks!!! Im really sad about the news! Cant he be saved! Elizabeth was!

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

RC, is getting rid of the all the “mafia element” of the showSbu gone

And Scott Reeves is leaving too
Steve Burton gone(good riddance)

RC is cleaning house…we don’t need the mob

I’m feel sorry for Brandon, but it was the mob storylines that GUZA THE LUZA
wrote!!!!

Like Bob Dylan and Sam Cooke said
“THE TIMES ARE CHANGING”

The Bad Truth
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The Bad Truth

So we can get rid of Sonny too – he’s the mob. So we have to get rid of the mob, but we must have a three month story about vamps and a serial killer? I’d rather have the mob.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

Rc wrote the Vampire story a little bit hard I understand your frustation

But we can’t have the mob, ,,,,,,,look they had the mob on the set of Y&R

and it didn’t work!!!

We got a kinder,gentler General Hospital!!!

Sonny is finally become a GRANDFATHER!!!!!!

What took so long.???

THE MOB STORYLINE KEPT HIM
(1) MAKING A BABIES. …..CARlY, SAM, CLAUDIA, ALEXIS. ….AND THE REST

SO THE MOB IS YESTERDAY NEWS!
Now Johnny was part of the mob

Cindy
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Cindy

I will miss him. He was definitely one of my favs. Why are we losing all of the single men on GH? We need our soap hunks!!

Amber
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Amber

Sad news. I hate when the people leave!! 🙁

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! not another member of Port Chuck 🙁 I feel so sad (sigh)

Connie
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Connie

Seriously ppl. Why do most of you assume he was ” let go” did it ever occur to anyone that he didn’t want to renew and backing him into a corner??? They may have done that because they knew he was leaving and didn’t want the cat outta the bag yet. Now if we see him pop up on Y & R something is up lol

Sheelah
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Sheelah

Well I love the OLTL characters and I hate to see these guys go but i feel that if they want to leave that there is nothing really the show can do it is the characters decision a lot of poeople blame the show but Steve Burton was leaving no matter what the people at GH said !!!! The producers and writers do the best they can for our favorite soap. And no matter what I will always be very loyal to GH and I do hope someday these guys come back but there are many other very talented characters… Read more »

Tania
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Tania

A talented and handsome loss for GH. Not surprised seeing that the OLTL team behind the scenes didn’t write for him. He hasn’t had a story in a year. Same with Julie Marie Berman. Too much time has been spent on the OLTL transplants, Kate/Connie and newbie characters that don’t connect with the audience like Sabrina, Britt, Felix, Trey, Kristina. Wouldn’t be surpised if Jason Thompson were to leave shortly.

Marnie
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Marnie

Fully agree, Tania. I hope to see all these who have left be in a better role that can elevate their careers. Much deserved.

Marnie
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Marnie

and….flip that switch, Carly is supposedly now in ‘love’ with Todd. and I thought Kate/Connie was the only one with multi-personalities.

K.R.
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K.R.

I really liked Johnny and hoped he could be redeemed. Alas, it appears Bradford Anderson and Jimmy Deshler (Rafe) have some big shoes to fill, especially while Michael Easton and Roger Howarth are away. Of course, I will always love me some Mac!

Tali
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Tali

I loved Johnny Zachara – Good Luck Brandon Barash. GH making room for Micheal Easton & Roger Howarth?

Marnie
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Marnie

Really sad to see that BB is leaving. Already bad to lose JMB. Don’t think I care to watch this GH. Jason Thompson is the only bright spot left.

Waltina
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Waltina

I wrote on this board when it was announced that Kristian, Roger and Michael was coming to GH. I told people then that they would take over the show. This was meant to be OLTL 2 , not GH. GH who the writer consider the stars of the show is Carly, Sam, and Sonny, it didn’t take long to put Sam/John, Carly/Todd, and Starr/Michael, and keep Sonny with Kate. Then bring on the new newbies they have hired. Add on some of the past Vets who are only on the show short-term and will be gone. No one questioned how… Read more »

Taylor Cooke
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Taylor Cooke

Why! All of the good actors are leaving.

su0000
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su0000

ohhh no!! I luv Johnny!!!!!
I hope the band Port chuck goes on!!!

Now GH is 3 studs down 🙁 🙁 And- they are not replaceable !!

bonnie
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bonnie

Brandon leaving saddens me I feel my soap is changed way to much. .I was hoping for an Abby Johnny paring.It never happen and since, the show and the writing has been a disapointment. I feel this is just one more nail in the coffin pun intended.

Mariquita
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Mariquita

What’s going on with GH? So many of the old- time actors male & female are leaving. I’m not sure I”m liking this, because it might feel like I’m not watching the same GH that I like.

YJewelle
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YJewelle

Won’t miss him. The only character he was interesting with was Anthony and once they killed him off he was blah.

Cat
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Cat

Hoping that ABC will create a web soap called GH After Dark to bring back the corinthos/zacchara feud. There was so much potential with Carly in love with Johnny. Sonny and Kate. Faison and Joe Scully. We have a soap now that is no stories. People just show up randomly. I want less OLTL characters. I want Brit gone. I want less Theresa and for the vampire story to be dead. Sam, Carly, Liz, AJ, Sonny should be the focus.

Mandy
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Mandy

I love GH so much and have since I was a child. But all these recent exits of big stars is making me very skeptical about the futre of the show. I feel like all these choice exits have to have something in common…..perhaps the writing……since the stories seem to have just gone off the deep end. All we can hope is that they listen to the fans and start to get back to the way GH was a couple years ago. A great soap opera.

su0000
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su0000

Well, people can not have it both ways.. Most all were wanting the mob gone, and Johnny and Jason were the mob.. the mob has gone by the side in GH.. Both- SB/Jason and BB/Johnny left– they were not let go .. They both wanted to try other things most likely before they are to old to move on.. BB wants to try the NBA, good for him for trying before he is too old and has regrets for not giving it a chance/try.. People have to stop blaming other’s for the choices of the actors.. They our still in… Read more »

Catherine Jydstrup
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Catherine Jydstrup

I love Johnny! But the writing was on the wall when they had him shoot his father in cold blood after he killed Cole and Hope by accident. Hope they write him so Barash can reprise. Johnny was a compelling, complex character, and my heart sank when I saw how they were writing him.

Metejt
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Metejt

I think all these exits does not bode well for GH’s future. It seems like a mass exodus and makes me wonder what these actors know that we don’t know yet. I realize with so many vets coming back for the 50th they might not be able to afford to keep the full cast but it seems as though other arrangements could be made. Letting an actor like BB go whose character had SO much potential is a bad move. I don’t like the direction GH is going now and am very concerned for it’s future. I realize many did… Read more »

DomSmythe
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DomSmythe

very happy for these 2 male exits: brandon barash, scott reeves and steve burton. their characters were tired and old. no good story, especially steve burton. their exit will alow for some freshness to the canvas.

DomSmythe
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DomSmythe

i mean THREE male exits, not 2.

Ihatethechew
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Ihatethechew

I’m definitely going to miss him but I still love the show. We almost love GH not too long ago and I think it’s gotten so much better in the last year or so.

Rodd
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Rodd

I’ll be sad to see him go but wish him all the best. I hope he comes back some day. On another tangent: As a fairly new viewer, who came over with the OLTL crew, I don’t have the same experiences with the show that a long-time fan would. I know the history some-what, but don’t have the emotional attachment to all these characters they are bringing back for the anniversary. It does concern me when I see how heavy the cast is getting; when I don’t see Ephiany in like, forever, or weeks go by without seeing other characters.… Read more »

Jim
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Jim

Because RC has zero idea how to do long term planning for characters, Brandon’s character was written into a corner with nowhere to go. He destroyed Kish, Schuyler Joplin, Joey Buchanan, Aubrey on OLTL. I’m suspecting that there will several more characters will bite the dust because he is so incompetent.

su0000
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su0000

He wanted to leave to do what he has wanted to do try the NBA,, Why blame RC for everyone’s choices, that is not cool to do.. RC /FV surly do not want to lose the luved BB/Johnny.. (it was rumored in the past BB wanted out, was leaving to move on) Sometimes actors want to move on and try things they always wanted to do and not be stuck in soap until they are 70 .. For all we know BB could have told FV and RC months ago he would not resign and therefore he was written into… Read more »

jim
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jim

You know whats funny about those who complain about FV and RC. Here many are complaing when a few actors leave a show and blame those behind the scenes while at the same time those behind the scenes are applauded for bringing back stars who were dropped or left the show because IT WAS THEIR DECISION 4 whatever reason. Its just a no win situation 4 some of these people. Besides the ratings remain good so RV and FV must be doing something right plus no one really blamed them at OLTL when they were there they blamed the network.

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

Hold on there Jim! We most definitely blamed FV & RC, FV for being ABC’s Lap dog ((Which he still is)), and RC for his Crappy writing and taking YEARS to finish story lines, You guys think them 2 are oh so great, Wait til after the Anniversary is over…..I bet with in say 6 Months GH fans are screaming to high hell about the stupid story lines and how long it takes to complete a S/L.

Tim
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Tim

Since he’s already in prison GH doesn’t need to write him out,they can simply stop showing Johnny.

Allie
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Allie

Agree.

Nikki
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Nikki

I have always loved Brandon and his character, but why is everyone on here so quick to blame TPTB for exits? I love Johnny, but I love having legacy characters on the show more, which is exactly what Frank Valentini has done since he and Ron Carlivati started on this show. Lets run down the list of exits that people are whining about how it’s all TPTB’s faults: Kimberly McCullough- She chose to leave under the previous regime and was NOT going to come back (hence, why they started the HIV storyline again), but under Frank and Ron, they got… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

Finally, some sanity!!!! The return of the vets is an extraordinary homage by TPTB to the history of GH. It wouldn’t be happening if the new exec and h.w. had not been hired. They have transformed GH into a highly watcheable show with a real future, as well as an exceptional past that is being celebrated. No one who is a true GH fan could weigh these departures against the returns (Laura, Frisco, Duke, Brenda, Jax….) and say that the value of the few leaving totally negates the value added of the returns. Sheer stupidity. Do Johnny (as much as… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

Tristan, thank you for agreeing. I completely agree with your post as well. I just find it absurd that people are complaining that Frank and Ron are “cleaning” house, when all they have done is bring back veterans, bring on just a FEW new characters- mainly to highlight main GH characters, ABC fan faves like Todd, John, and Starr, and OH YEAH- more vets. This is the best ensemble and balanced GH has been in YEARS.

Cindy
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Cindy

Most if not all alumni that are coming is just for the Anniversary, I do not believe they are staying after the Anniversary is over.

Nikki
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Nikki

Anna, Lucy, Duke, AJ, and Laura are not just for the anniversary. Laura’s story is pretty long-term as I have heard it, not sure how Scott fits into that. And even if it is just for the anniversary, the previous regime would not have brought back this many veterans, in fact- they were the ones that got rid of many of these vets like Laura (because of backstage drama between JFP & Genie), Bobbie, Scott, AJ, etc.

And now, even if it is for the anniversary, we have Jax, Brenda, Helena, and Nik coming back as well! 🙂 🙂

Cindy
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Cindy

Nikki you mentioned 5 ppl and from what I have read Lucy is not staying she was brought back just for the Vampire S/L. What are those 5 actors going to do when there are long time actors leaving what seems to be every couple of weeks. If they don’t smarten up and start focusing on their Actors they will have no cast to write for. The Alumni and the ratings are not going to stay and that is what Ron should be focusing on, He should be focusing on the GH cast not the One Life To Live 3… Read more »

Sal
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Sal

I love seeing BB/Johnny on GH but I wish him the best especially if the rumors are true about the possibilities of him working on the show Nashville. I do hope that the writers keep the character alive/ meaning he can return if he wants. He’s in prison where else can he go 🙂

jen
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jen

Say it ain’t so! Keep bad boy Johnny. Get him out of jail and he can sing with Starr. If that cannot work just let him stay in jail leaving the door open for his return. Please.

brian
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brian

Hated the mob storylines, but LOVED Johnny.

staci richards
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staci richards

rThis confirms that the new writers of GH are ruining our favorite soap
all of these old characters comingbackisinteresting and forgetting about other
characters is not good. Ps. Elizabeth withAJ is gross! Stop it!

Cindy
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Cindy

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I love Johnny Z, and mostly Brandon Barash., He means to much to the show to let him go. Bad move GH.

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Kim Delaney’s Lifetime Movie ‘Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice’ Drops Trailer

Coming up as part of Lifetime’s Ripped from the Headlines true crime series of movies, The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice, is now slated to premiere next month on February 20th at 8 pm ET.

General Hospital’s Kim Delaney (Jackie Templeton) stars in the film, executive produced by Deborah Norville. in which she portrays, Mari Gilbert, a mother who becomes alarmed when her daughter Shannan (Katharine Isabelle) is MIA and doesn’t return home. Knowing her daughter sometimes works as an escort, Mari fears the worst.

As those who know the true life story, Mari’s attempt to find her daughter and the subsequent investigation leads to a chilling discovery – the bodies of several other missing women.

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In the real life story, the remains of the women were uncovered accidentally as police searched for Shannan, who went missing after visiting a client, whom she met on Craigslist, in the gated community of Oak Beach on Long Island, and then fleeing the man’s home.   However, police believe that Mari’s unwavering fight to find her daughter which led to finding the other women is not how Shannan ultimately disappeared.

While the case has yet to be solved the film shares, “Though the search for the serial killer is still ongoing, Mari’s passionate dedication to giving her daughter and other forgotten women a voice, and the attention they deserve, has kept the case alive with hopes of a breakthrough soon.”

PEOPLE exclusively dropped the trailer over the weekend.  Make sure to check it out.

Once the trailer was released, Delaney shared on her Twitter account: “Amazing director @StanleyMBrooks Thank you so much, Stan!Very special producers, cast and crew. An important story!”

So will you be watching Kim in her star turn in the upcoming Lifetime movie event? Comment below.

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WATCH: The Cast of ‘Studio City’ Talk On the Latest Five Episodes & The Making of the Critically-Acclaimed Digital Drama

It’s one of the most talked about digital dramas out there, with a look and feel all its own, containing smart, witty, and dramatic plots and dialogue, and stellar performances abound.

In Amazon Prime’s Studio City, the story about life on a soap in front of the camera juxtaposed with the often harsh reality of life behind the scenes, will have any fan of the genre getting a kick out of some of the very familiar soap tropes contained within balanced with the five-hankie moments throughout  And now, Studio City has dropped their latest five episodes picking the story back up from where it left off.

Michael Fairman chatted with the cast of Studio City in his latest interview for The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube. Those taking part in this virtual conversation included: Sean Kanan (Sam), Sarah Joy Brown (Laurie), Tristan Rogers (Doc), Carolyn Hennesy (Gloria), Scott Turner Schofield (Max), Anna Maria Horsford (Jolene), and Justin Torkildesn (Jacob).  Ronn Moss, who also appears in the series playing a version of himself, was filming a movie during the scheduling of this chat, but his presence is felt when some hilarious moments featuring him and Sean Kanan were discussed.

Soap fans know these actors very well.  Kanan, Brown, Hennesy and Rogers have all, or are presently appearing, on General Hospital.  B&B fans recognize Torkilden, Horsford, Moss, and Schofield along with Kanan from their work on the CBS Daytime drama.

Getting a show up and running and then taped during the Covid-19 pandemic is no easy task as Kanan shared in the group interview.  As well, Anna Maria Horsford and Sarah Joy Brown share how they came to their parts and the rapid-fire pace in which their scenes were shot.  Tristan Rogers, who won a Daytime Emmy last year for his performance as Doc, gives another heartbreaking turn, and reveals his thoughts on the work he did, plus shares his remembrances of his late friend and GH co-star, John Reilly.

Scott Turner Schofield talks about how Sean and his wife Michele Kanan, two of the creators of the show, have given him and the transgender community a space with Max’s storyline in Studio City.  GH favorite, Carolyn Hennesy shares how she crafted her role of Gloria, the executive producer, after Jill Farren Phelps, and Daytime Emmy winner Justin Torkildsen shares how he wound up with a part in the digital drama and the scenes he shares with Hennesy.

You can check out the full Studio City cast interview below.  Then let us know, have you checked out the series? What have been your favorite moments and performances in it? Let us know in the comment section.

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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

This week on General Hospital the truth came out on all fronts; as Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) put two and two together and realized Ned (Wally Kurth) cheated on her with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).  Meanwhile, Alexis figured out Tracy (Jane Elliot) framed her to make it look like she passed out drunk behind the wheel.

Throughout, there were great performances from Wally Kurth, Jane Elliot and Nancy Lee Grahn, but it was soap vet, Lisa LoCicero, who for us was given the material and stole the show with her heartbreaking performances as a woman scorned.

LoCicero plays Olivia Falconeri from Bensonhurst, so believably, that viewers understand her every woman, who married into the well-to-do Quatermaines, and who has a much higher moral and ethical standard then the Q’s.

In key scenes at the Quartermaine mansion, Olivia confronts Ned about the night he never came home, and she wants the truth.  She also rightly accuses Tracy on being part of the cover-up.  A caught Ned confesses.  He tells Olivia he was in a terrible place, and jumped to the wrong conclusion about her and Robert (Tristan Rogers), and began drinking, which Sam (Kelly Monaco) overhears and can’t believe he was drinking with an alcoholic. Olivia says that Ned is incapable of being trustworthy after spending his entire life amongst a house full of liars and cheats.  Meanwhile, Alexis shows up in the middle of all this to confront Tracy on her machinations setting the stage for a showdown between Olivia and Alexis.

When Alexis and Olivia talk in private, the former legal eagle apologizes to her friend for sleeping with her husband; saying they both knew it was wrong right after it happened, but Olivia quickly points out that they didn’t seem to stop themselves or think it was wrong, while he was unbuttoning his pants or she was taking off her blouse!

Olivia stands her ground through her devastation and is appalled that Alexis calls her a “friend” and how she is only showing remorse because she has been caught!

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When Ned tries to talk to Olivia and professes how much he loves her and how sorry he is for having sex in a drunken stupor with Alexis, Olivia is gut-punched.  Ned continually says he thought Olivia and Robert hooked-up thanks to Brook Lynn deleting messages meant for Ned.  The fact that he would assume the worst of her, only made things worse for Ned, and then to go as far as having revenge sex with Alexis, made Olivia feel her husband had sunk to new lows.

It is then Olivia has a moment of reckoning; wondering what is her role in the Quartermaine family anyway, and how she doesn’t really fit in.  Ned promises to wait for her and begs her not to give up on them.  When he leaves, Liv breaks down … her marriage in pieces and betrayed by all those she thought she could trust.

Each of the aforementioned moments were played to perfection by LoCicero, leaving the audience wondering just what will Olivia do next and how will she bounce back from this betrayal.  That is why Michael Fairman TV names Lisa our pick for The Power Performance of the Week.  And, if it’s one thing we know about Olivia, she is a scrappy fighter, a survivor, and in the capable hands of this actress, we will be rooting for her all along the way.

So, what did you think of the performance of Lisa LoCicero?  Do you hope Olivia and Ned work things out and they stay together, or do you want to see if she and Robert Scorpio might have a new romance? Comment below.

 

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