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CONFIRMED: Kirsten Storms heads back to General Hospital!

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Looks like those mysterious tweets recently from Kirsten Storms have proven what most suspected that she would shortly be on her way back to General Hospital to reprise the role of Maxie Jones!

Today Soap Opera Digest is confirming that Kirsten will return to GH as Maxie and begin taping new episodes at the end of this month and will begin airing in late February!

GH spokesperson told SOD, “We are thrilled that Kirsten will be back to work in just a few short weeks. And we thank Jen Lilley for the wonderful job she did in Kirsten’s absence.” Lilley will continue taping for the next several weeks.

It will be great to see Kirsten back on our television screens, and bringing that fantastic Maxie-tude that we all have come to love.  Stay tuned!

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david
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david

Happy to know she is well enough to return. GH needs all the help it can get, but I don’t know if anyone (including FV and RC) can save it from Katie.

shannon
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shannon

I am so happy that KS is o her way back to play Maxie I just love her. I must say that I am also a new fan of Jen Lilly. I hope to see alot of her in the future.

aria
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aria

welcome back!

Cindy
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Cindy

Such great news to start off the week! So happy that Kirsten will finally be gracing my TV screen again.

LianaJody
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LianaJody

Although the New Maxie is a FANTASTIC stand-in, there is no one like Kirsten as our fair Maximista!! I hope you are well again, Kirsten!

Kandice
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Kandice

I hope this isn’t the end of Jen Lilley, though! I honestly liked her better as Maxie. Not that I don’t love Kirsten Storms!

nicole ratcliff
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nicole ratcliff

I abdilutely can not wait 4 “Maxie” 2 return..the show is not the same without her!
I’ve been a fan of Kiersten since her early days as Belle on Days of Our Lives! It will be great 2 see her on daytime finally once again! It will be a sweet day in Port Charles!

Catt Dancer
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Catt Dancer

I have truly missed seeing Maxie (Kiersten Storms). I am thrilled that she is returning. No one can be Maxie but Kiersten. Happy to know Kersten is doing well enough to return to us.

mariah
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mariah

I am so glade Kirsten storms is coming back to GH as maxi

barbara t
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barbara t

when,where did you read this?I heard she is still sick.she was suppose to come back but that changed because shes still not well.endometriosis takes a long time to heal from and I dont think anyone does,to complicated to go on about ,google it.not a nice illness to have ,I feel bad for her,hope she does recover soon.

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GH Faves Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Marc Anthony Samuel In New IGTV Series, ‘Enter Exit’

This week, General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna) and some very good friends and acting partners debuted in a new IGTV series, directed by Hughes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s a thriller! What else would we expect from the woman who plays super spy Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama series.

The IGTV (Instagam’s longer video application) series is called, Enter Exit, and there are 11 episodes, and the first one dropped on Monday.  It is  written by TV scribe Matt Boren, and also stars some of Port Charles’ longtime favorites that include: Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix).

Hughes told SOD how she was inspired to come up with the concept for the show:  “I started to think about, if you’re in lockdown, what would be a narrative where you could act in a vacuum, basically? I first started thinking about what my character would be — a retired (government) agent. And then there’s some reason that I’m retired. And I started to think about stationary shots and walking into your closeup and all those kinds of things. I left (the rest) with Matt; it was basically, ‘Whatever he writes, we’ll do.’ And I just sort of concentrated on how, feasibly, we could do it.”’

Boren, who has been an ardent viewer of GH from its hey day, shared on working off Hughes seeds of an idea to what Enter Exit is about: “In a sense, it’s a local detective thriller that starts out small — and understandably so as season one takes place during the pandemic. However, what we seed throughout these first 11 mini-episodes hints at a show that longs to be on a much larger, more global scale. We were absolutely inspired by ’80s GH — the WSB, the espionage and larger than life stories that were so thrilling, and through Devane/Scorpio/Lavery/Donnelly/Jones, so grounded. Throw that in with some Killing Eve, X-Files and (this will make sense down the line) Stranger Things, and you have a recipe that might be pages away in our cookbook.”

Now check out episode 1 below featuring Hughes and Silzer and make sure to follow Finola’s IG account for all-new installments of Enter Exit.

So, what do you think about the concept of the series? Excited to see more? Let us know via the comment section.

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GH’s Maurice Benard and DAYS Kassie DePaiva Named “Power Performances of the Week”

Two daytime vets in two very opposing types of storylines delivered emotional and riveting work during their scenes.  First on General Hospital, Maurice Benard (Sonny) in yet another stellar knockout performance in the Alzheimer’s storyline; showed the anguish and pain of a son trying to come to terms with his father’s ultimate fate.

This week saw Sonny originally deciding to try to prolong Mike’s (Max Gail) life by having him placed on a feeding tube, but soon after seeing the fate of Yvonne, another Alzheimer’s patient, and a talk with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sonny changed course, and did what’s best for Mike, not for himself, and decided to let his father die with dignity and with as least suffering as possible.

We don’t think there could have been a dry eye in the house when Sonny visited Mike’s hospital bedside, and told him that it’s OK for his dad to let go, and not have to stick around for him.  Max Gail, as per usual, was also so touching in these scenes.

Benard did not overplay a beat, and for anyone who has had a parent die of this dreadful disease, you could relate to what Sonny went through in the more than capable hands of this two-time Daytime Emmy winner.

Over on Days of our Lives, what a return for Kassie DePaiva in her role as Eve Donovan! This time, she has come back unhinged and at an emotional rock bottom, so much so that she had abducted Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson), had him taken to an abandoned warehouse, strapped him up, tortured him with an assist from Dr. Rolf’s protege, Vincent (Michael Teh), and came up with this twisted plot to have Ben turn back into the “necktie serial killer” and kill his bride, Ciara (Victoria Konefal).

Why, you say? Well, because Eve’s daughter, Paige was one of Ben’s victims and it has been eating Eve alive this whole time. She is a mama grieving for her daughter so deeply that she can’t understand why Paige is dead and he is left on earth to roam around free and find love and happiness… and we find out she was gutted when Ben got a last-minute reprieve when he was recently sentenced to death by lethal injection.

DePaiva played this arc of Eve’s story as a soapalicious villain, but when you really deconstruct it, Eve is just in so much pain… and all of that came through even in the darkest of scenes.  And … there is yet more to come!

Kudos to Maurice and Kassie for being named Michael Fairman TV’s “Power Performances of the Week”.

So, do you agree with our picks for Maurice and Kassie? What did you think of their work? Comment below.

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OLTL Alum Christopher Cousins Appears on General Hospital as Dante’s Doctor

On Thursday, the very shrewd fans of daytime drama, noticed a very familiar face on General Hospital in scenes with Dominic Zamprogna in Dante’s return storyline.

Playing Dante’s Doctor turned out to be Christopher Cousins, most soap-famous for his role as Cain Rogan on One Life to Live from 1991 to 1994 and later reprising the role of the conman back in 2008.  Cain was romantically involved with Tina Lord (Andrea Evans) while in story in Llanview.

Cousins also made appearance on two other daytime drama: as Greg Houston on Another World in 1986 and as Colin Crowley on As the World Turns in 1990.  More recently Christopher has been appearing in numerous primetime TV shows and films.

So, do you hope Christopher sticks around on General Hospital?  Do you think it’s just a guest stint for him to serve Dante’s story? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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