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Elizabeth Hendrickson Says Goodbye To General Hospital

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On Thursday’s GH, the character of DA Margaux Dawson announced she is stepping down from her position after siding with the law against the manipulative and blackmailing Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin).  Margaux informed Port Charles Mayor, Laura Spencer Collins (Genie Francis) of her decision.

Around the same time, actress Elizabeth Hendrickson revealed on her Instagram account that she had wrapped her  run on the ABC daytime drama series, with a photo of her in front of the GH studio sign expressing: “It was an incredible year on @generalhospitalabc playing Margaux. Thanks to all my new friends, It was truly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. On to the next!”  Hendrickson began playing Margaux in 2018.

Now it will be interesting to see who becomes the new DA of Port Charles.

As for Hendrickson, rumors have been swirling that she may be returning to Y&R now that Adam (Mark Grossman is back on the canvas, and Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Kevin (Greg Rikaart) are coming back.  Could Chloe be far behind?

So, send your well-wishes to Liz on a job well-done, and let us know where you are hoping she turns up next via the comment section below!

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Jimmy
Jimmy

GH saddled Liz with a terrible character and even worse writing. Margaux was not relatable at all, and her storyline left a lot to be desired. They tried pairing her with Drew but that fizzled quickly, especially when she tried to get him to turn against Jason. And the possibility of a Margaux/Sonny pairing was scary, because the last thing viewers needed was Sonny cheating on Carly again, especially after what everyone thought happened with Nelle not too long ago. This character never had a long staying power on the canvas, and frankly I thought she’d be one of Ryan Chamberlain’s victims.

I really hope Liz returns to Y&R, because Chloe will always be her best character and the writing on Y&R has improved lately, so I’m sure they could incorporate her back into the canvas quite well. And with Adam back and Chelsea and Kevin on their way too, it only makes sense to have Chloe return as well.

As for GH’s new DA, I’m really hoping they don’t introduce another brand new character to take on the role, and instead bring back Ric Lansing. Rick Hearst is phenomenal and the character has so many ties to the canvas, and so many storyline possibilities. Just look at what bringing Jax back has done; his current storyline is bringing together so many characters. Side note: can Laura hurry up and name Mac as interim police commissioner already?! It baffles me that Jordan has been in the hospital for weeks and this hasn’t been done yet.

Timmm
Timmm

Hearst would be phenomenal!

Patrick
Patrick

LOVE your idea on bringing back Ric Lansing. talk about a phenom! BRILLIANT actor. who . perhaps is so good he overshadows “his” brother @Maurice Benard’ Sonny. so this answers the audience question

Carly can forget about Jax as an adversarial w/Sonny. that’s long gone. @GH should make this more personal and familial.. and the heartbreak w/his brother be that much more intense, vulnerable, bring down the little man… stomp him out ?!?! You can clearly tell the writers are doing every thing they can to make Sonny that family man… town leader… the men @GH just TOWER over Sonny. AND, are better actors with intrigue. Sonny simply has to stop those “leers” that laser the other actors face off ? No? he should smile more… it’s still as natural as he can still try. Carly hospital visits alone by herself with no one caring… is doing her darndest to make this emote. NADA.

Sonny AND Carly have run their course… Josslyn without Oscar at this time… she needs to go backburner… I hope the mourning and cutesy cutesy schtick w/dear ole dad is limited. Michael is heading off to Martha vineyard w/ Sasha. do you like 8 seater planes? could this be ??? no? CRASH and BURN. dead Michael sounds like a treat.. we could all happy dance

suck the life out of any show when your sole focus has been front and center for YEARS.. and the 18-49 women demographic is flatline. CLUE?

su000
su000

You both were OLTL fans, yes..
Brody Lovett (is that real name or character?)
he is coming to GH, he’s been signed on, I read in mail..

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey, Su. Yep! Mark Lawson who played Brody is coming over to GH. Love it! Gorgeous guy; good actor. Not sure who he’ll play yet or how long he’s staying. Personally, I think he’d make an excellent Lucky recast but I haven’t heard that they’re recasting that character.

Patrick
Patrick

Ric Lansing could be Ava Jerome NEW LOVE interest !!!!

stick it to and get the DIG IN w/Sonny… if the little man continues to keep Avery from

I’m so glad that Jax is distracted with… Cynthia Watros’ nuNINA and with Valentin as well. flesh Jax OUT and about… and not just supporting Joss, Sonny, and Carly… who are boring

Satan
Satan

A replacement DA would probably be appointed by the Mayor. Since Laura is the mayor, the obvious choice for a DA would be Scotty Baldwin. He’s had the job before so nobody would challenge his qualifications.

Ric Lansing would be a reasonable choice (he’s also had the gig before) but he can’t seem to stay in town for very long, so I doubt they’re going there.

I’m OK with either one. Just no more new characters and for the love of all that’s unholy, no more Nora Buchanan or any other OLTL characters!

Merlene Amoss
Merlene Amoss

I wish she would stay away, I hate her ass.

Mary
Mary

Fortunately, far too many people disagree with you.

Robin from East Tennessee
Robin from East Tennessee

Good Luck and God Bless You Elizabeth, you did a great job and I hope the future gets you many more good jobs.

Karen
Karen

Hoping every day in every way, that Chloe shot Adam and we see Kevin first to bring her back with another bang!

Rodd
Rodd

I know it’s often said, but they really did waste her at GH. She came on strong and then fizzled to next-to-nothingness. I wish her well in her next endeavor.

Timmm
Timmm

I thought Michelle Stafford was a big waste on GH. Whoa, Elizabeth was ten times worse! They had no clue on how to write her character! She and Billy Miller had mega chemistry on Y&R and all but ignored that on GH. Liz will probably go back to Y&R and thats a good thing!

Michael Teale
Michael Teale

It’s time for Chloe to come out of hiding!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Don’t know if she’s really hiding, or if Adam has really had her taken, as Kevin seems to think.All the posting he’s been doing, seems very incriminating.

Joe
Joe

Love Elizabeth, but not Margaux. From the get-go, I knew she wouldn’t last considering how many new characters GH keeps coming up with. I wish they would use the actors they’ve always had. She’s much better off on Y&R.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Will be waiting for you over in GC. Kevin’s already there kidnapping Phyllis. Esther will be glad to see you, especially since she thinks you are dead.

robert
robert

they wasted her

su000
su000

The DA Margaux was mostly backburned..
She will do much better as Chloe Y&R..
Looking forward to her return at Y&R, that will be much better for Hendrickson ..

Patrick
Patrick

this is another one of those heart wrench disappointment – PERIOD

having nothing to do with Ms. Hendrickson’ talent. NEVER FULLY UTILIZED. THAT is such a disgrace to @Frank, Shelly, AND Chris. SHAME the three of you are racking up

the excitement alone… will she or won’t she – LOVE INTEREST for either Billy Miller and even Jason ???? the weak story she shared with Maurice Benard. GOD what junk.

All I can say is that I’m glad she had that one year of employ… just like Ingo Rademacher had @B&B. TALENT hidden and left by the wayside.

Jimh
Jimh

Character had lasting potential but then again the writers never really made her fit in and give her anything really interesting-she should be the one who murders Shilo but i think it will be Willow’s mom who bumps him off!!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Another character never developed. And the beat goes on. . . and on. . . and on . . . . !

Celia
Celia

I was not a fan of Chloe’s, at first…. but I did gradually changed my mind, as I did for Margaux. Perhaps, it’s the fact that I love Elizabeth, the actress.
Contrary to what most Y&R fans feel, I want her to return to the show……which puts me in a quandary right now. Who shot Adam? Chloe or Kevin? Who else? I still think Tessa is untrustworthy?!?!
Who took Phyllis? It could not have been Chloe….the perpetrator was taller than Phyllis, with masculine hands. Kevin? But why?
Is it to truncate any alliance budding between her and Adam? Furthermore, if Adam knows his assailant, then why is he not more guarded? —-he seems to move within GC without missing a beat.
Whatever Elizabeth’s next venture is, I wish her the best❤️.

Celia
Celia

Change–not changed….
PS. If she were to come back to Y&R, how would the writers explain Chloe’s return—-a feasible explanation, I hope.

Shelley Dinner
Shelley Dinner

Of course, we wish her the best in her new(or old) adventure. The actress also did mention that viewers should look for her on ” another network “(hint).

Joe
Joe

Man, what a pointless character for a wonderful actress.

Kay
Kay

Isn’t she going back to Y&R so we can relive 2013 and hear about Delia 685 times and Billy never admit his role in leaving a child in a car alone .

Celia
Celia

Hey, Kay……what an irresponsible thing for a parent to do!! Leave a kid alone in a car!!
I still have a hard time coming to grips with that absurdity –yet, the PTB chose not to make a big deal about it. And, Billy’s life goes on.
I wish Thompson would leave as Tognoni. One out, one to go.
Great thespians in the wrong role.

Damien
Damien

Lol
Right?
I cant get over Josh Griffit and why on earth after Mal Young are subjected to him again after his last mediocre run?
Were the fans ever waiting for resolution to Dehlias death?
Josh scrapped Kyle and Summers marriage when it looked like Kyle was really being torn and it made for such a realistic complex triangle inwhich I was enjoying both relationships!..aswell he ditched the Rosales brothers triangle when all it needed was less airtime so viewers werent bombarded with daily screentime.
Chloe and Kevin are a joke and not the drama y n r needs right now. If Chloe does return keep her away from Kevin because the two dont work.

Kay
Kay

Trying to stay positive but tough you can’t go back to the past you just have to make some adjustments and pray to move forward but we don’t revolving door since 2006 with head writers I do not blame them they just lack talent when Kay and Sally came back for what ten months I had faith yes it was slow for some but it takes time to correct mistakes ! Absolutely no need for Adam to return how many times can you die? I like the new Adam but JG is forgetting the past I realize Prat ruined the character not JH fault but was never a Romeo! The best thing this show has going is Tracy writing her new novel and the black and whites done very clever plus Beth is a favorite of mine ! I use to adore this show I wish them the best you also might want to rethink MO Abby weak at best no chemistry at all with anybody

Kay
Kay

The new Adam has the anger of CE and MM versions he was never a lover boy and JM just is not up to the challenge he has only had two styles of acting a horney kid or a mad brat he has never grown in twenty plus years and the thought of him and MS crawling all over each other and calling it acting is repulsive

Patrick
Patrick

NICE !!!! Marquee – APB – STAT ie: Joshua Morrow ^^^

what you said

Kay
Kay

No I don’t think anybody was asking for her character back or Kevin put a fork in it

Dan S
Dan S

I think she is a fine actress. The character was not well written. But she did a great job. I wish her well!

Michael
Michael

Good riddance to Margaux.

su000
su000

The new DA will be Anna..
She has no purpose, as of now.
So- it will be Anna.
I am not liking it, but—–

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Well, suOOO, she had better get her butt back soon, because Hayden will be there any day now to take Finn back, I hope!

Satan
Satan

Anna’s not a lawyer, so she’s not eligible to be a district attorney. She could be the police commissioner again if necessary though.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think Mac is going to be brought back as the commish. Way too long. He never should have been booted off the show in the first place. I’d love for it to be permanent and Jordan to join Curtis in his PI work

rose
rose

rebecca1…looks like sanity has prevailed and Mac is back where he belongs as the commish, at least temporarily. Hope it ends up full-time. Things got done and solved back when he used to head up the department.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Satan
Well here you are. I’ve been looking for you. Why haven’t you come to PC to take out Shiloh?

Satan
Satan

You think I want him down here in Hell??

Davy
Davy

I suspect it would have been an even better experience if she had been involved in a storyline.

DMRR
DMRR

Good. Take that ugly red blazer they always put you in

Omar
Omar

Best of luck to her…This character just never caught on..It was just dull from the very beginning..All of the new characters that the show has added the last couple of years have just been so WRONG, except for Oscar and he gets killed off and Hayden, and she gets written off SMH..Glad to see Jax back..Also looking forward to the return of Hayden to the show..Anna and Finn just do not do it for me!! Make Anna a bad ass again and reunite her with Scorpio with an spy adventure storyline.

Patrick
Patrick

Michael Easton is so out of his league w/Robert AND Anna

so he’s providing another miracle… this time w/Jordan

AND this amounts to ??? how much more exciting can Finn bear ? watching him w/Anna is a tragic spiral that’s going to continue… for all time.. till they split up. no matter how you spin

it’s just never going to fly

RUN – do not walk – do not hesitate

we don’t need you here

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t think Michael Easton is out of his league. He’s as much of a soap vet as Finola Huges and Tristan Rogers; always loved Michael. With that said, I’m not a huge fan of Finn and Anna. Like Finn much better with Alexis…but now I’m LOVING the new shrink, Neil, and really hope they go for a pairing with him and Alexis.
Hayden? Can’t stand her; couldn’t stand her then and hate that she’s coming back. I’d like her to drop off Finn’s child and exit left.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Next stop – Y&R!

Alexander Cliff
Alexander Cliff

I dont care, not connected enough to gh core, and acting was so so, compared to stars like maura west, lauraWright, finola Hughes, Nancy Lee grann, genie francis,and soon cynthia watros. Gh has been more focused on it entire history and the hospital, trying to reshape the quatetmaines, and having spencercassadines with w s b in the mix, the mob stuff is kinda just sonny’s occupation now and should be now the haters who said there was to much mob stuff should be happy, but they are the same group that need fireworks an fluff to be entertained. Gh is GH again if your not happy go drink the koolaid over at days where Ron c is I’ll enjoy my tea.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Maybe she’ll be involved in Ava’s Crimson cover; an advisor??? I’m REALLY hoping Jax, Nina and Maxi’s plan to sabotage Ava backfires and she becomes the new media darling. Oh how I’d love that. Ava needs something good to happen and Carly would be outraged…livid…sneering her way into a miscarriage! Please; that baby cannot happen.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

rebecca1,
So nice that you think a known murderer should be the toast of the town, while Carly, although being the meddlesome pain in the butt that she is, should lose her baby. Also being pregnant in real life, is like sending bad wishes. Can you please tell me why you think Ava ” needs something good to happen”? The old question of, why do bad things happen to good people, does not apply to Ava. Although she has a strong following, and I attribute this to the actress, I think that everything bad that’s happened to her, has been of her own doing, except for Nina forcing the birth of Avery and kidnapping her. I think we disagree on more things than one, huh?

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Watros, best-known for her delicious portrayal of Annie Dutton on Guiding Light, and who was last seen on daytime on Y&R, is back to the grind of the soaps taking on the complex Nina.  Add to that, it is clear that GH is setting up a potential love triangle, or new love interest for her, now that Jasper Jacks is back in Port Charles with GH fan favorite Ingo Rademacher returning to the show.

Last month on the recent GH Nurses’ Ball episodes, we saw Nina (then Stafford) lock eyes with Jax, and the two demonstrated an instant attraction to each other.  Add to that in story; Jax was revealed to be the new 50 percent owner of Aurora Media, which Nina’s Crimson Magazine falls under, putting them in each other’s path in more ways than one.

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When we asked if Cynthia had a conversation with Michelle Stafford on taking over the role of Nina, Watros responded: “I did.  We had lunch together, and I have to say, Michelle is an amazing, lovely, giving woman.  Just to be able to sit across from her and talk about Nina and to talk about the show, I was just in awe of her generosity.  I will always be a fan of Michelle’s.  She actually reached out to me and said, ‘If you ever want to call or text…’ and I said, ‘Let’s have lunch!’  So, we found and afternoon and spent like three hours just talking about it.”

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Since Watros has brought the cray-cray to her best known role of Annie on GL and is so adept as an actress to go from that to playing grave reality, Cynthia weighed in on how she sees Nina and the challenges of being a recast in a soap role: “Nina has all of this stuff that I can’t wait to play.  She’s got stuff that she hasn’t explored for a long time because her life is going pretty well right now.  What happens though when your life doesn’t go really well?  You start exploring those things that you thought were sleeping a little bit, you know, that weren’t necessarily bubbling up to the surface.  So, I like it all: when a character’s life is going well and when a character’s life is not going well. Because I’m playing Nina now, it’s going to be different.  It’s going to be challenging.  It’s the first time I’ve ever taken over a role that someone else has played.  I don’t want to totally go off, so people go, “Wow.  Nina’s totally different,” but of course, I want to make it my own.  Again, I’m an actor who likes to use all of the tools.  I like it all … the funny, the not so funny, the playful, and the crazy.”

As to the timing of Watros returning to the soaps at this time in her life … and how it went down that she landed her new gig at GH, she revealed: “It sounds not very dramatic, but I got a phone call.  Just a phone call asking, ‘Would you be interested?’  Guiding Light will always be in my heart because I had such a good time doing Annie, and I was on Young and the Restless and Another World for half of a second.  So, daytime has always been in my life and in my world.  My last show was in Atlanta, and my daughters were in high school in LA, and it’s hard to go back and forth for them, for me, and for my life as a mom.  So, I kind of took my acting and said, ‘Well, I’m going to slow it all down until they graduate high school.’  They graduate high school June 2nd and I start GH June 3rd.  So, it just seemed like it just made sense.”

Photo: ABC

As to what the future holds for Nina as she takes over the role, Watros shared: “I can tease that I get to play with this guy (Ingo) a lot, and Nina is trying to find a stronger role in the magazine where she is really going to step up in making that a success and her love for the magazine , and trying to navigate her relationship with Jax.”

Cynthia will also get to work with Nina’s present love interest, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), which the actress is also excited about:“I have to say, I have not met him, but I have been watching the show, and he is just phenomenal.  I love his character.  I love how he is this sort of like bad guy, but it seems like the women really dig him.”

Watros says she is excited to work with Maura West (Ava), Laura Wright (Carly), and Billy Miller (Drew) from the cast.  She has previously worked with Laura and Billy in her soap career. As to her nerves for her first week at the ABC studios where GH is taped, Cynthia shared that she is: “Less nervous, more excited. I feel like a 20-year-old back in soaps.  I remember Kim Zimmer (Ex-Reva, Guiding Light) back in the rehearsal room, and I was off script, and she was on the show for a long time before me, and I was new. I was yelling my lines, and she goes, ‘Excuse me! Can you tell this actress not to act so early in the morning?’ (Laughs) I feel like I’m going to do that again.  So, I’ve got to tone it all down.” (Laughs)

Photo: ABC

For Ingo, he certainly has a view as to how Jax fits into the canvas of Port Charles: “Jax is to me, and I’ve only just been able to put it into words now that Captain America came out, but he’s ‘Captain America’.  He’s all about fairness.  If he sees a bully, he will stand up for the person who is being bullied.  So, that’s who he is.  He’s the white knight.  He’s the person who will always do the right thing.”

Now that Jax has big time ownership in Aurora Media and thus Crimson, does he see the sparks flying with Nina? Ingo reveals: “Yeah, basically he walks in, and she goes, ‘What are you doing in my office?’ and he goes, ‘Actually, it’s my office.’  When I heard about him doing that magazine, I was a little surprised because that’s usually much too small for Jax.  He’s more of a Richard Gere in Pretty Woman character, corporate leader, takes corporations apart, sells pieces … this is, I think really for his daughter, Josslyn (Eden McCoy).  He’s thinking about the future.  Also, to keep him busy in an actual job that he might be good at.   I think it’s a big change in lifestyle for him where before it was about businesses which were much more global.”

Photo: CBS

As to what is behind Jax’s attraction to Nina, Ingo summed it up by sharing: I think Jax is attracted to Nina the first time he sees her.  I have a feeling he already knew who she was the first time he sees her at the Nurses’ Ball, because he’s been studying Aurora Media before purchasing it.  He’s done his background work, and to piss off a Cassadine is just a bonus.  Also, I think what is interesting for Nina’s character is the two different guys.  She’s engaged to this more mysterious character, and then, you’ve got this jolly, upfront one going, ‘Hey!  How’s it going?  Everybody having a good day?’ (Laughs)  He’s very confident as well, but in a different way.  I think it’s nice for the story for Nina to be tugged between two completely different men.”

So, excited to see the debut of Cynthia in the role of Nina? Are you up for a triangle between Jax/Nina/Valentin? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  But first, watch Cynthia’s Emmy-winning moment as Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on Guiding Light.

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