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Devon Ogden Shares, “I Loved Joining the Cast of General Hospital, Catch My Scenes This Week”

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This week on ABC’s General Hospital, Finn (Michael Easton) is drinking again and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) seems to possibly catch him with someone else in the latest promo for the series.

Now comes word that Devon Ogden, who previously appeared on the ABC’s country music soap, Nashville, the smash hit drama, This Is Us and BET+’s  Sistas, will play the the short-term role of Barb in scenes opposite Michael Easton’s Finn.

Taking to her Instagram Story, Devon announced the news herself, saying “Back on the screen. I loved joining the cast of General Hospital. Catch my scenes this week.”

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When not acting, Ogden is a luxury real estate agent based in Los Angeles. Soap Opera Digest revealed that Barb and Finn will definitely be in each other orbit. Is Barb the potential one-night stand for Finn further putting distance or breaking up he and Elizabeth once and for all?

Share your theories via the comment section below. Now check out the teaser from GH for the action in Port Charles for the week of June 3-7.

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Whatever gets Elizabeth away from Finn for good works for me. Pair her with John/Jagger or anyone more dynamic.

I don’t mind Elizabeth and Finn together as much as some people, but I love the idea of her and Jagger together. I think they could be an interesting couple.

I feel the same but my sympathy lies with Finn. He needs to get away from the boring, condescending, patronizing, judgmental, cold fish aka
Elizabeth. She gave him about as much compassion on the loss of his father as one would give a flea. Yet she had the nerve to accuse him of overstepping her “boundaries” when she stalked herself, burned down Franco’s studio, clobbered Chase over the head, while Finn never once judged her or was harsh with her, but slept on her couch to offer protection and took care of her boys when she committed herself. Ugh; he can do so much better…I’m hoping Michael Easton isn’t leaving and they give him a loving relationship. I’d actually love to see him back with Alexis; they have actual chemistry and get each other. It’s not the one-way street it always is with Liz.

Agree, wholeheartedly!

Thanks Violet. 😉 I honestly don’t know how anyone could prefer Liz over Finn. He’s the epitome of goodness, of compassion, and he’s stood by her side through every trauma, from her grief over Franco, to her breakdown, to her feelings about seeing her parents, and all she’s done is pushed him away. And now when he needs her most, she’s clutching her pearls while giving that Liz scowl, and ordering, not gently suggesting, but ordering him to get to a meeting, and then completely ignores his grief & goes straight to “Violet just lost her grandfather.”

I liked Liz back in the day; haven’t really liked her much in years. I’d hate to see her leave just because I’m used to her being there, like a comfy couch that doesn’t add much to the scene but adds a sense of familiarity. We’re losing too many vets so I like her presence, I just don’t like her. lol

U cant forget she even killed his wife. Yeah, fin’s wife, she killed her when she was little.

Elizabeth did not kill Reiko. She did push her causing injury, but Reiko died from the disease Finn was unable to save her from.

She didn’t kill her directly, nor would she ever mean to, but wound up needing a blood transfusion which is how they said the got Blackwoods Syndrom which she died from.

Ugh; can’t edit here. Reiko needed a blood transfusion from the injuries she sustained when Liz pushed her down the stairs, which is how Reiko contracted the disease that killed her.

That whole storyline sucked and should have gotten the writers fired. After all that Liz went through, it was all to boost the Finn character and destroy Jeff Webber. If I remeber right she had repressed memory of finding Finn’s wife in bed with her dad, they argue and she falls down a flight of stairs. It happened when Liz was like 15yrs old. Her mother did something to make her forget the incident happened, then they send her off to live with Audry, while they run off to wherever and abandoned their daughter. How much older is Finn and his wife if she was cheating on him with Liz’s dad when she was 15. Plus Finn could also have fathered Chase after his one night stand with his dad’s wife. You want to blame someone for that convoluted story, blame Frank and the writers.
Becky did a great job with the poorly written material, but she deserves better than being Finn’s sidekick.

I didn’t say anything about Rebecca Herbst as an actress; my comments are about LIZ. And everything we talk about in reference to stories and characters is of course attributed to the writers whether we like or don’t like the character and/or a story since it’s all a creation of the writers minds! And what I said was Finn stood by her through it all; so whether you think the story was convoluted or not, it doesn’t change the fact that Finn, as a character, is a very good man. He’s a good soul. He’s attentive, loving, and supportive. And she’s not. She’s judgmental. She has conditions all the time. There is no excuse for her lack of compassion, her lack of barely any emotion at Gregory’s death, nor her lack of love & support toward Finn at the loss of his father. He wasn’t even drunk when she walked in. He wasn’t out of control. The “normal” reaction was the one Alexis, Chase, and Brook Lynn gave. Support, sympathy, love, and shared grief. Liz’s reaction was as I said, judgmental, as if she was saving Violet from an abusive father who she must take from him, on the heels of his father’s death. It was vile.

As I said, I haven’t liked Liz in years. I find her to be boring. She was boring with AJ, boring with Franco, and now boring with Finn. I know that fans of certain characters who don’t like how the character is being written or think the actor is being attacked, like to use that phrase, “propped up for.” No; Liz’s story was not to “prop up” Finn. It was just the story. And Finn, didn’t cross her “boundaries” as all the Liz fans claimed incessantly on X aka Twitter. He was a loving, attentive, man concerned for the woman he loved. She was scared, she was being stalked, her life could have been in danger and the lives of her sons. In real life, if a person in a relationship with someone who was going through all of what Liz was going through just stepped away or didn’t care, he or she wouldn’t be worth the time of day. But instead, all the “I am woman” viewers were like, “how ‘dare’ Finn help her. How “dare” he not respect her boundaries.” It was annoying and hilarious to read.

I don’t care about the Liz stalking herself story; I almost forgot it. Was it riveting or compelling? No; it sucked. But a lot of the stories do which is why the search for new writers seems endless. What I DO know is that Liz is never portrayed as a loving romantic partner; not like Willow for Michael or Nina for Sonny or Brook Lynn for Chase or Sasha for Brando, Sam for Dante, Portia for Curtis, Molly for TJ, even Blaze for Kristina, etc. Those couples flirt, they admire each other, they confide in each other, support each other. Liz reminds me more of Joss in relationships; she gives ultimatums. The man has to walk on eggshells or they’re out. Joss wasn’t there for Cam when Franco died; she was too busy telling him he better not blame Jason or he could see himself to the door. And Liz? She was too busy ordering Finn to get to a meeting without stopping to show an iota of love and compassion for the devastation he felt over the loss of his father. And then Finn apologized to her! That was the epitome of “are you freaking kidding me?” that I felt toward the writers. It was like hearing Nina apologize to Carly for the 1000th time and Carly rolling her eyes as if to say, “You again? Yes; I know you were wrong. I’m never wrong. We know that. Now run along…”

Why not Jack Brennan, He’s Dynamic

Jack seems to be earmarked for Carly. Run Jack, while you can.

I think no one had better chemistry with Finn than Hayden. I wish GH could/would bring Hayden back.

Finn and Elizabeth together is like watching paint dry.

Everyone will hate me for this, but that’s how I feel about Chase and Brooklyn. I like each one separately, but not together. I see no fire, not even a spark, sorry, guys.

I agree 100%

What happened with the eccentric guy who when he arrived at GH Finn was accompanied by his bearded dragon service lizard, Roxy? This is not a guy to run around and have affairs.

Totally out of character – but whatever breaks Finn and Liz up I guess.

I feel like Finn and Elizabeth fit. Both boring on the personality side of things. Being safe all the time, considering everyone else over them as a couple. Needs to be switched up or spunked up. And what is it with all this facel hair on these men, they look so old with the stables. It’s like the forgot how to shave. And Ava needs to come clean with sunny about meds. Hasn’t she learned anything from Nina. Been a fan of GH 50 years

I read some nasty comments about Elizabeth and you people saying it couldn’t be more wrong. She went there as soon as possible and she was thinking about Violet as well. He was so cruel to her, it put me in shock. Anyone who would tap a tree for syrup (new aphrodisiac?) as foreplay really has a good and patient heart. Elizabeth is one of the most sympathetic, empathetic person on the show. Finn got rid of her like nothing, she was willing to help and would have been there for him. She needs someone who will make her feel alive and bring out that side of her. I love the actor, but let Finn go, Liz. He wanted her, he got her and trashed her. I feel bad for his loss and even relapsing but she deserves a flirtatious, steamy man.

You did very well as I was not fond of you after Elizabeth burst in.. your words were very mean spirited.. so great acting in the role. Love to see you on again. Lol

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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