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EP Frank Valentini Gives Fans A Friday Cliffhanger: "Huge GH News Coming Next week!!! Stay tuned."

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While Sam (Kelly Monaco) is tumbling down the stairs on General Hospital on-screen, off-screen the daytime drama series’ executive producer, Frank Valentini tweeted out his own cliffhanger to fans of the ABC soap opera!

With February Sweeps upon us, and some storyline twists and surprises being rumored about, Valentini has something else to share with the passionate and loyal fans of the show. On Friday afternoon, Frank teased:  “Huge GH News coming Next week!!! Stay tuned. #GHWildWinter”

After the tweet went out, many GH viewers tweeted Valentini back wondering what is the news! Guesses and hope’s have ranged from Duke (Ian Buchanan) being alive and well, or Michael Easton (Ex-Silas) returning to the soap, or Kelly Thiebaud returning as Britt, since she tweeted some pictures that looked like she might be on the GH set.  Nobody knows if the news is casting-related, or if it has something to do with the show as a whole.

So what do you hope, or think, may be the big General Hospital news that Valentini will deliver sometime next week? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Peter
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Peter

Christina is a lesbian

Tay
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Tay

Daytime needs a lesbian story & her character is a good candidate!

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

That cat is pretty much out of the bag. Ashley Jones talked about it to SOD on their website. GH wanted to keep the gender of Professor Parker a top secret and how she was not allowed to tell anyone about it till now. This doesn’t confirm 100% that Kristina is a lesbian but I am pretty sure that’s where it’s headed and it’s a great move by the show. Frank Valentini is talking about something for next week. It’s already being reported that Ashley Jones has joined the cast of GH and it’s all but certain they are launching… Read more »

Jonboy
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Jonboy

Wasn’t Kristina married….to a guy?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Peter. Yes, we have assumed that Kristina MAY be a lesbian. But, there are still doubts. What if she is not? What if Professor Parker is and Kristina was play-acting just to get a passing grade? It could be that Kristina found out Parker was gay and she took advantage of the prof’s situation by promising sexual favors? Now, i don’t care if she is a lesbian or not….it’s no big deal; but if she used her sexual wiles for such underhanded reasons, then Kristina is lower than low. Now, as far as the cliffhanger? I don’t know if… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Re: “evil” kids…there is an older, b/w movie vie called The Bad Seed. I saw it once, never again
…don’t like that kind of story when, especially when they use children.

Rose
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Rose

I’m blaming the typos on my iPad.

Timmm
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Timmm

I think Krissy will be Bi only because Alexis hugged her a couple times Friday and encouraged her to be patient and she will meet the right “Man!” Who cares. Is Sam dead? Hell no! Those airbags broke her fall. Ha, ha, ha! No, Jake will toy with her for a while and then tell someone about Sam. What pisses me off is Helena screwed with Lucky AND Jason and neither Liz or Jason rushed Jake to counselling IMMEDIATELY when he was rescued from Cassadine Island! DUMB! We all hope and pray children are sweet and innocent BUT some fall… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
Good Golly Miss Molly…..air bags? Good one…my guy. Too funny.
As far as Jakey; if you remember, we all discussed ad nauseam why, oh, why Nurse Lizzie, whose head was lost on cloud nine mooning over Jason, didn’t see that her son was manifesting Damien-like behavior? Besides, as you say, even without any visible signs, she should have known that her son would the the stamp of Helena, considering their history. Soon.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
Correction– would bear the stamp of of Helena.

Timmm
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Timmm

Duke and or Silas are good guesses. I would love to see Frisco return. Wally Kurth and Stephen Nichols probably would not be possible. What I would love to see under ONE Quartermaine roof is Larry & Ned, Paul & Dillon with Tracy in the middle! Oh, I got it, I bet you Emily is alive! Thats it! Someone has to step in between Nick and Hayden.

Chris
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Chris

Wally Kurth can come back to GH as Ned because he was demoted to recurring status on DAYS!

Tina
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Tina

I’m thinking Greg Vaughn coming back would be awesome….

Dan
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Dan

If that’s true then they need to bring Wally back too, and get him signed to a contract ASAP. I thought Ned and Olivia showed real potential as a couple, and with all of the shenanigans going on with ELQ, The Quartermaines could use a strong representative to go head to head with Nikolas.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thanks Chris, good news!

Hursley Motors
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Hursley Motors

Perhaps the unsolved mysteries are brought to light, since the audience knows who really shot Hayden and who is behind Sonny and Sloane’s shootings. Isn’t it about time to wrap up those lingering stories a get Shawn out of jail and Paul into one?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I think Helena is alive, come to finish Sam off, since she’s blacklisted, as all of Alexis’ children are??
If only Michael E would return!!…I’d be in seventh heaven, Timmmy.

Timmm
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Timmm

They are supposed to read Helena’s will soon. That doesnt mean she is dead, just saying. Sam will survive. I like Michael E. as McBain but not as Silas.

Brian
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Brian

I saw on another site that Brit Westbourne might be coming back because Kelly Thiebaud Tweeted pics of herself on the GH set. I hope that it’s that Tristan Rogers is on contract or something big like that.

mysty
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mysty

me too. Signed Tristan Rogers to contract is my hope too.

Chris
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Chris

Tristan Rogers can’t sign a contract to GH because he’s currently under contract with Y&R!

Phil
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Phil

Tristan Rogers has been dropped to recurring on Y&R

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Phil would have to be right, because TR wouldn’t be able to appear on General Hospital if he were still on contract at Y&R. The terms of “recurring” vary from show to show and actor to actor, apparently, but being on contract is always exclusive.

Lin
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Lin

#Would love for Tristan to be under contract. I love him. Even after all these years tt’s exciting to have him on GH.

Susan
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Susan

Tristen, is no longer on contract, on Y&at. He’s was bumped down to reacuring , so please give him a contract, so he can stay

GB
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GB

he can be. TR is not on contract anymore at YR – he’s been bumped down to recurring, Chris

Lil' Angel
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Lil' Angel

While I liked the character of Britt and hope she comes back, I wouldn’t classify her return as huge news. Besides, isn’t she dating Bryan Craig? Maybe she is just hanging out watching him.

Ces
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Ces

Ha! Me neither.

Shay
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Shay

I adore “The Britch,” so that would be excellent news, but it sounds as though there is something even far larger than her return at play here….ditto for Tristan Rogers…his Robert has revitalized both Anna and weary viewers! I’m guessing it is either a totally unexpected return of a vet or yet another in a long line of soap opera refugee “gets.” How I hope I am wrong on the latter….we know how well that has worked out in the past! All I can add is that if this is about Luke making his way back to Port Charles, then… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

Shay, that is the problem with any Luke return. What would happen to Laura? I’ll take Genie over Tony any day!!!!!!!

Harry
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Harry

Whatever the surprise is, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s not going to be anything we really want.

Ces
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Ces

Lol Harry! Probably another Helena is alive story or Faison return. Who cares. As much as everyone wants Duke back, I would gladly take Tristan contract over another dead character returning. Also, bringing the Britch back is hardly big news and the less I see of Nicolas & Hayden oncreen the better.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

My immediate hope when I read the headline was that this does NOT have anything whatsoever to do with Anthony Geary.

Wendy
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Wendy

No Silas return, No Duke return. Just get Sam and Jason back together. Really tired of the boring stuff with Elizabeth. Sam and Jason are central to this soap. Just like Carly and Sonny.

Ces
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Ces

I’m with you Wendy! Or a Tristan Rogers contract.

Harry
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Harry

Sorry, but they bled the life out of the Jason reveal. I really do not have any interest in the Jason/Lizzy/Sam triangle. The three of them are as boring as watching paint dry or worse yet, watching my cat try to lick his balls.
Kelly Monaco may the dullest actress I have ever had the misfortune of encountering. She just mumbles her lines in such a somnolent manner.
I do adore Anna and Robert and it seems I am not the only one.

su0000
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su0000

Hey Harry!

2 thumbs up !!!!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Harry… I agree with you a 97%, would have preferred not too
know UR cats private business.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You and I had similar thoughts about Helena, Ces. Do we honestly think that ‘death’ could or would stop Helena?

Andrea
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Andrea

Sam and Jason aren’t the main part of the show and their boring

Tay
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Tay

Liz needs a Lucy recast pairing. I also want Anna with Robert. Hoping this Kristina lesbian story has real meat & actual screen time.

Harry
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Harry

Fanny, I do apologize but I painted myself into a corner and had no escape so I picked on my poor cat’s balls which curiously enough, no longer exist.
I guess Dino suffers from phantom balls.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Tay. Kristina’s sexuality should not be so sensational as to make it a biting storyline in itself. Yes, it would be great if TPTB would put together a beautiful, romantic lesbian storyline. I just don’t think it’s about love in the making with birds singing in endless fields and meadows abloom with a myriad of flowers; honeybees all-abuzzing!! They are using this story ( if true) as leverage to bolster something much darker, lurid and huge. My head is going everywhichway right now…..galloping away at maximum speed. I hope I am wrong because I detest when characters are used… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

No Duke return, for sure. I do expect the avalanche of opposition since he is such a popular entity. Nothing about him is appealing to me. He’s another mumbler; add his accent to it and I am lost…is it supposed to be Scottish? Not the Scottish I grew up hearing. Is it English?….nondescript to me. I always compared him to a cadaver.. Creepy. I know you guys love him. I’d rather see Anna with Robert. They are the sun, the moon and the stars. I knoooow! I surprise myself

vinman
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vinman

Maybe FLUKE is back…..
……NOT!!!…..

mysty
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mysty

I hope they signed Tristan Rogers to a contract.

Alison
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Alison

For pete’s sake can we put Tristan Rogers on contract already!!

Tristan
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Tristan

So far I am with the majority and we say: put Tristan Rogers on contract!!!!!!

Helen Conboy
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Helen Conboy

I’m hoping a couple of things, in the big story coming up that involves a huge chunk of the cast that Rick Hearst (Ric) is one of them. It’s way past time to put Ric back into the action. And love to see Tristan Rogers back permantely. And bring back Emily! Hoping for the best

Chris
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Chris

Could it be that Frank will announce that he’ll actually stop drawing attention to himself and will cut his massive ego? LOL. Of course, if you dare to give him constructive criticism about the show via Twitter, he won’t give you the time of day. Honestly, for how many TV series do fans actually know the name of the executive producer? Please give it a rest already and just do your job behind the scenes. It’s not all about you, Frank.

Laura
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Laura

Michael Easton being back would be amazing!

Shay
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Shay

Agreed, Laura! Could it be that he shall return in a new role? If anyone could accomplish such a metamorphosis, it would be Michael Easton…he’s such a chameleon! How about as Valentin Cassadine?

Harry
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Harry

I cannot fathom why Michael Easton is gone while we continue to endure Morgan, Sonny, Nathan and Jillian.

kaffen
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kaffen

Kelly T is,coming back..she is just ok
I wouldn’t mind if ME came back or Greg Vaughan
Or they hired Scott Elrod. .wait he’s on Grey Anatomy

tim S
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tim S

Just a ratings hype to get people to watch……..

Charday
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Charday

Hope Britt is coming back!

Patrick
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Patrick

this is the first i’m hearing of this….

as I’ve said all along… she storyboarded with , truly; the whole cast !

can you imagine more scenes with; Brad; Dr. O ; Liz ;

get it! Jason dumps both Liz and Sam wink wink Billy Miller
Rick Hearst gets a life
Mac strays
Nicholas has an affair
Morgan hotted
Franco gets obsessive

Britt had all the layers of emote ; vulnerable, britch, sex appeal, relatability, variables of ratio… hit all the emotion… yeah yeah yeah… Hollywood isn’t ready… welcome back

hummm ?

Patrick
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Patrick

“OH”

one more “THING”

Carlos loves her

Shay
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Shay

Yes, bring back Britt!!!!

boes
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boes

Franco and Nina are both doused with a bucket of water and melt away, lamenting, “I’m melting, I’m, melting, how can two such talentless hacks like us simply melt away”?

But we’ll never be that lucky. Stafford and Howarth will continue to suck airtime even after they’re both deceased an rotting.
Which could be now.

Seriously, though, I’m afraid the HUGE NEWS is a Luke return.

Cuz things aren’t bad enough.

Anthony
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Anthony

boes – I have similar feelings but it has to do the characters of: Sonny, Carly, Michael, Morgan, Sam, Dante – and if the Jason character turns out like Steve Burton’s Jason, I want him gone, too. I would not welcome a Luke return either. Let’s let Genie Francis shine front and center without all that old baggage around.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you for that answer, Anthony. It just amazes me….wonder of all wonders how anyone can say that Stafford and Howarth are talentless, and hacks, at that. Golly Gee, I suppose Emmys are only awarded to talentless hacks, eh?…. Multiple times for Michelle. It is the tactless who boast how rich and powerful they are. Those who know WHO they are and who fit into the right shoes, do not sing their own praises. It’s all in the writing….these stellar, seasoned thespians follow direction….without notions of grandeur in their heads….unlike the egos of some purported nouveau riche and new-core, first… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

, I’m afraid the HUGE NEWS is a Luke return

!!!!! please; NO !

Susan
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Susan

I love Franco and Nina thank you

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I think the disappoint us many of us have with the Franco and Nina characters is not the actors. It is just they are so unpleasant, so ‘out there,’ it is difficult to bond with them. And the plot twists have been beyond belief.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Iakovos. Yes, the plot twists were written by Martians; as were the plot twists about Ava; Helena; MadMaddie; Sonny, with Carly coming back over and over for more of his cynicism and evil; Rick and his plot to destroy Jason , whom he knew as Jake, just to win Elizabeth? Lucy, the Vampire Slayer; the upside-down marriage-story between Brad and Rosalie; Alexis and Julian ( who was actually six, lol, when they met), finding each other after decades of never really knowing each other, but form a bond because of a child, Sam, who is only eight years younger… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Too funny, Boes! (And we can always wish now, can’t we?) Having said that, I think Franco and Liz are an unexpected delight together….I realize it’s pretty unfathomable that Nurse Webber could go down that road, but what if??? I certainly can see Franco helping to turn around her demon seed of a son and bond with his mother in the process…stranger stuff has happened in Port Charles, that’s for sure!

Patrick
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Patrick

I like Roger Howarth and his character…. having Franco and Liz interact and layer new feelings…. per your word… a sheer delight !

this would give both characters a whole new lease, or outlet … oy! a departure out of their comfort zone…

heck ! Roger Howarth deserves a storyline to reach , right?

just LIke I’m enjoying Michelle STafford’ Nina with Crimson… this sure has done wonders for Maxie and Dillan… so

I’m hoping the writers will continue to try for my Nina and Franco

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Sorry to disagree, my Shaybelle. But, I find boes’ ( with all due respect) statement somewhat closed- minded. While I can appreciate that Nina and Franco were written as mindless children, at one point, it is very offensive to abase their talent. That was their role to play…and they played it like a Strad. I, for one, can criticize and be picky, as you know, but, I give credence and recognition to their craft. I think Michelle and Roger have been dragged through the mud long enough. We are not discussing cleavage, or mode of dress here. We are discussing… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

I guess I’m in the minority, but I like Franco and Nina together. I wouldn’t call Roger Howarth and Michelle Stafford “talentless hacks”, either. That’s pretty disrespectful. Maybe you don’t like the way these particular characters are being written, but both Roger and Michelle have shown their talent over many years in the industry.

su0000
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su0000

Hey Dan..
there are a great many of us; Franco & Nina fans!!
I look forward to anything Franco!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Dan, calling two VERY talented actors talentless hacks is classless. You dont have to like them together and I happen to not care for the pairing myself, but I love both of them and hope Nina becomes stronger and dates someone else and Liz and Franco may have a spark there?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You go, Dan, my man!!

Harry
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Harry

Very funny, Boes!!! But hope does spring eternal. I have no use for Nico–Nico is Stinko! And speaking of couples I hate, I also have no use for Jillian and Alexis.
By the way, Boes, where have you been?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Sure, sure, Harry. You just want Nina for yourself.

nyca81
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nyca81

I hope it is Tristan on contract .

Dan
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Dan

To comment on some of the popular theories here, I agree with everyone, hopefully the news is that Tristan Rogers is back on contract. I’ve absolutely loved the scenes with Robert and Anna lately. It just goes to show that no matter how many years go by, chemistry between two great actors is forever. If I understand correctly, he’s no longer on contract at Y&R, so he’s available, the fans would love it. They need to make it happen. Would also love to see them right the terrible wrong from last year, and bring back Ian Buchanan as Duke. That’s… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

I would also love it if the show undid the great wrong of killing off Duke. However, it has been rumored that at a recent fan event Ian Buchanan stated he would never return, being extremely displeased with the way his character was written. The big news for me, then, would be the signing of Tristan Rogers. He was demoted to recurring on Y&R, and GH should note the response and the ratings hikes when he is on…and sign him up! Tony Geary? I am not interested at this time, given his insistence on no farewell scene with Genie Francis.… Read more »

Patty
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Patty

Like the idea of Retun of John McBain character. Miss Michael Easton.

Marsha
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Marsha

There are at least 1000 Michael Easton fans waiting for him to come back even as McBain. Appealing to TPTB(the powers that be).

Timmm
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Timmm

100 percent agree with everything you said. I two dont understand why there are so many Tony haters?

Dan
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Dan

Timmm, I think it has to do with all the Genie Francis stuff, and how Tony apparently refused to do any farewell scenes with her when he left the show, and the rumors that he was responsible for keeping her off the show for all those years. I don’t know how much of that is true, and how much of it is the usual internet gossip, where everyone thinks they’re a soap insider. If it’s true, I don’t like it, since Genie has always been one of my favorites. But as I’ve said before when this subject has come up,… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Because of the way he left, Timmm (as well as some significant disrespect to viewers, especially Luke and Laura fans, over the last few years he was on the show). I’m not exactly a “hater,” because I still respect his talent, but I’m definitely not ready to have him back in Port Charles yet, and after the way he went out, I’m not sure I ever will be, really.

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm…. I believe it was a combination of factors that has led to such widespread Geary disenchantment…..particularly the sour note upon which Luke left Port Charles. First, there was the obvious snubbing of Genie Francis and her character, including the refusal to give fans their much-desired farewell montage of the legendary L&L, and then there was that insulting bromance-inspired passing of the symbolic torch to Sonny as GH’s next grand poobah in its place……it was all a bit much to take. Additionally, some of the decidedly ungracious comments made by Mr. Geary in the past gave a less than appreciative… Read more »

Trudy
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Trudy

Ratings up the week Anna and Robert are back together and in action saving the world. Yea! Put Tristan on contract.

su0000
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su0000

I see first hand how the ratings go up with certain favorites.. I know 3 people who stopped watching GH around the time J&S came on as writers. what they do.. They read spoilers, see promos and covers of SOD to see when and who they want to tune in to see.. When the 3 heard/read that Anna and Tristan were working as a team again they said, ” I’m Watching again but only on the days of Tristan and Anna, don’t care about the others to waste my time watching more.. I believe a fair many read spoilers, see… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Give it up, Su. You’ll bend yourself in a pretzel trying to avoid giving J&S credit for anything, lol. The ratings are up 600,000-700,000 viewers since Carlivati got fired. The numbers speak for themselves. J&S deserve the credit. People don’t want the silly, cheesy, over the top stories anymore. They want believable, simple, character driven stories featuring characters that they have an emotional investment in, and stories that move along at a quicker pace, not drag on for months and months. J&S are bringing that. Glad that GH is in good shape again, glad that all the soaps are doing… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hey Dan.. the numbers are also down from last year; GH is the lowest in bring in new viewers since last year.. (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year) GH 3,131,000 (last week +116,000/ last year +226,000) When J&S give me some action, some great must see drama, put me on the edge for a week in suspense, I will give them a pat on the head 🙂 I believe the upped ratings are a combination of blizzards, Ann & Robert, and Johnny.. I am holding out for it all to settle down, give it another 3 weeks.. As I… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Dan, Great post! You can’t make everybody happy. People complained when it was constantly Sonny/Carly/Jason and mob wars. The show gives more airtime to other characters and tie up stories that went on for a year and some folks still aren’t happy. We should support the four remaining soaps, because the networks are watching. I am wishing GH much success.

Matthew
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Matthew

Praying it’s news that either Sarah Brown or Vanessa Marcil are returning. Better yet, both of them!

Fanny
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Fanny

Both as you mentioned…Including Tony Geary, in a limited run to
makeup for how he left. And of course the following actors would
round out the show nicely… Tristan, Wally, Greg V, Kathleen G. &
Constance Towers of course.

Phil
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Phil

Minority here I guess, but I am NOT a Brenda fan at all! Sarah Brown can come back, but not as Carly… I like Laura Wright and I don’t see her going anywhere.

Timmm
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Timmm

Last time Brenda came back it fell flat!

Shay
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Shay

I hear you, Phil….I’ve never gotten all the Brenda love either! Then again, I’m also not a Carly fan—in any of her three incarnations—although I must add that I think Laura Wright owns that role..

Matthew
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Matthew

Everyone has their own tastes, but Vanessa Marcil’s performance as Brenda on the show will always be my favorite thing in all my 34 years of watching GH. That being said, her last stint was horribly written and I agree that it fell flat but with no fault to Vanessa of course. She did great with what they have her, which was garbage. Also I agree with Laura Wright making the role of Carly her own, I love her in the part. I would love to see Sarah Brown return in either a 3rd role or as a not so… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

OK– stay calm !!
On FV twitter, I have read the same more than once..
the-
”“Huge GH News coming Next week!!! Stay tuned.”
It is nothing new on FV’s twitter…

I do hope that this time it will be something surprising..
Well, hoping it will be something I will like, actually .. lol

Fanny
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Fanny

“HUGE” is a mighty big word…lets see if he can deliver.

Fanny
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Fanny

@Su0000….Huge for me would be bringing back Ron C. He
brings the dynamite & wit…they bring a little more character
development. Perfect TEAM.

Penny
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Penny

Another Guess – Sean Kanan back as AJ Quatermain. He has been off screen at BB for a long time and Quinn just revealed that she and Deacon are separated. Another Another Guess – Franco is Jason’s twin after all. Jake’s odd behavior and “artwork” may be like his “Uncle Franco”.

Shay
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Shay

@Penny….I just read that Sean’s Deacon is due to return in a big way on B&B, but I agree with you that resurrecting AJ would be a delightful shock to Port Charles’ system! However, unless we are talking a recast, it looks as if the Quartermaine heir is going to stay dead and buried for the foreseeable future!

Harry
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Harry

Right–only murderers get to come back from the dead–that is why we continue to endure Sonny, Jillian and Carlos.

su0000
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su0000

If they fall into the pier waters, nobody dies..
the waters are magic !!!

As for other deaths– if they aren’t DNA certified and cremated, they ain’t dead!!

ie( the Cassadines never die.. I believe they are mortal aliens!

Deborah
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Deborah

Hoping that they are bringing Michael Easton back!

Marsha
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Marsha

yessss.. can 1000+ fans be wrong to be so hopeful?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You got your wish. So happy.

Jake
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Jake

Could it be a spin off?

Timmm
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Timmm

Spin off? Off of what? The show has struggled. The only spin off I see is GH trying to spin away from joining AMC & OLTL!

Jake
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Jake

I never understand why people troll these sites when they seem to be so negative on the shows.

Timmm
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Timmm

Excuse me, I dont TROLL any sites! I gave an opinion. I’m a huge GH fan. If I didnt care I wouldnt be on this site daily! I hope your right. A spin off would be terrific. All I am saying is the show needs help and when a show needs help you dont spin off a struggling product. Good day.

Phil
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Phil

Show renewal? Would love for Silas to come back… I really liked him and Ava together. Don’t think that is BIG news either. Would love to see Kassie Depaiva join the show, but that wouldn’t be big either. I am thinking it is not casting related.

Timmm
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Timmm

I tdont think its Silas because FV was and still is the EP and Frank green lighted his “Death.”

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

John McBain and Natalie Buchannan are joining the show…the mess with PP is over…or Ron C returns as writer,,,or ABC agrees to NEW SOAP All My LIfe To Live a combo of All MY Children and OlLTL…or GH can add characters from any ABC cancelled soap…Luke returns,,,Alan returns,,,they are actually going to write for the vets…a tornado wipes out half the cast…lol…GH is Cancelled…lol…the return of the mob…lol…they finally cancelled the Kardashians!!!!

Trudy
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Trudy

Alan returns – great idea. I would love to see him again.

Patty
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Patty

Lucky returning in the person of Greg Vaughn now that he is done on Days?

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Tristian Rogers and Wally Kurth both back on contract at GH. I have no other interest in any other casting news. No more back from the dead stories and no more returns that are simply not needed. We need Robert and Ned back in Port Charles as full time characters more than anyone else given the current landscape. Do not make the mistake again of letting these two actors leave and give them the contract they deserve. Y&R and DAYS did GH a big favor by dropping TR/WK from contract to recurring so it’s time to take advantage of that… Read more »

Trudy
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Trudy

Great idea.

Tristan
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Tristan

Yes!!!!

Delila
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Delila

Excellent idea….Bring these two actors back.

Cat
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Cat

Would be my dream for Silas to return

mfarris70
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mfarris70

I interpret “huge news” as a casting announcement. Hoping that we discover that Stephen Clay was somehow alive and trying to take Silas’s place but was killed by Madeline while Silas got away.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats a nice theory.

rcraig
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rcraig

I totally agree with the very first post. Kristina’s is a lesbian. Let’s face it, this is 2016, we have to be slammed with same sex couples. You can’t turn on the tv without seeing it. Now they just need a transgender story to keep up. Can hardly wait …..not.

Tristan
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Tristan

Isn’t it just awful how the times change and leave some of us behind?

Andrew
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Andrew

Well, gays, lesbians and transgendered people have been “slammed” by hetero couples as long as tv has existed. I think a few same sex couples and a few trans characters won’t kill you. And if it does, I feel sorry for you. Grow up.

Harry
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Harry

Oh, you are witty and subtle, Tristan.

Tristan
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Tristan

Yes, rcraig, 2016, NOT 1916. It would seem that the world has changed and, indeed, left you far behind.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, my! IT IS 2016, obviously. But, where have you been?

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

The news is going to be that the lawsuit with Prospect Park is over and GH can now have Roger Howarth, Michael Easton, and Kristen Alderson back in the roles they played on OLTL and if GH wants to use other actors and characters from that show, they can without having any interference. That would be the news that would make my day!!!

Ghlover
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Ghlover

I want Jason to remember evrything!!! And i want him to choose Liz in the end, not Sam!

Kat
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Kat

ME TOO!

Phil
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Phil

Used to want him to choose Liz, but I am sorry there is no denying the Sam and Jason chemistry. I am thinking Liz and Franco might be headed somewhere. Liz had lost Mr as a fan in this story. Personally I wish AJ would come back for her. Anything but her and Jason or her and Nic.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

As much as Sam is not one of my faves, I think she and Jason could work out. Liz is gorgeous, but I never found she and Jason had that grrrr-like passion. I see that more with Sam. Her look is very sultry, if not the classic beauty that is Lizzie ( all American fresh and ethereal beauty).
But, the mumbling, whispered, flat conversations between them have scratching my head….WHAT????!?

Linda N .
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Linda N .

HUGE can only mean one thing Donald Trump is checking into GH.

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes and Bernie Sanders will take over for Patrick Drake as head of the Neurology Department!

Linda
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Linda

as long as the show keeps going, that is my special time of the day, no phone calls, no appointments, do not talk to me for one hour. love love gh

tim S
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tim S

I want Heather back!!

Jonboy
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Jonboy

Maybe now Sam will lose the hooker boots.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Tsk, tsk, Jonboy. I have those same boots!!

jonboy
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jonboy

Another 80’s hooker??????

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Gee, I don’t know! I was born in ’86, so I guess that fits? HaHa!!

j9
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j9

How about the return of the original OLTL three? John McBain by the one and only ME, Todd Manning by RH and Starr Manning by a good recast. Now that Prospect Park is (sadly) DOA, it would be great to welcome these three characters (two of them iconic in their roles). With a few more OLTL talented refugees storylined in as the months and years go by. I would be more than OK with that! Better than some of these going-no-where, not connected to anyone newbies! Gotta be able to dream!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

kassie depaiva too

j9
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j9

Oh! Great one!! How did I miss her?!?!

Harry
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Harry

As much as I love all four of those former OLTL characters, I have decided that I don’t think crossovers really ever work.
My wish is that OLTL would just come back. I know it’s not going to happen but it sure would be nice to see Roger actually act again.

Andrew
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Andrew

Huge news for me would be the return of Steve Burton – I don’t care for the character of Jason, but if we’re going to have Jason, then it should be Burton. And face it, now that Ron has left, Burton has more reason to return. I didn’t know that Prospect Park was no more – and I could see some sort of reintroduction of characters from ABC’s other soaps. I didn’t mind it when the OLTL character were on – I thought it was brilliant actually. If that happens, I’d like to see them revisit the investigation into the… Read more »

john
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john

The good one I’ve heard is that Jack Wagner will be back, and there will be a story involving Anna, Robert, Frisco, Felicia, and Mac. That would be AWESOME

Tristan
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Tristan

That would be amazing, but somehow I don’t think JW wants to return, after the disaster of the 50th anniversary. And, he has a steady gig elsewhere. But it would be cool to see our heroes together again, wouldn’t it????

Patrick
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Patrick

OK… make this count !

Robin Christopher RETURNS w/ Lila Rae Alcazar ! w/ Ted King in ooh la la va va voom

this is the first I’ve read this –

In accord with Skye’s nomadic journey through the ABC soaps and ultimate independence, Robin Christopher has often been referred to by fans as the ‘Greta Garbo of soap opera,’ evoking in her performance the glamour and emotional depth of Classical Hollywood cinema.

NICE ! (excerpt taken from Wiki)

She’s a sensation

JANET
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JANET

what does it matter. Throw out a hook, and feb sweeps and then Cut the rope, hook gone , Back to the same old same old. No thanks. Came back to see Robert, boom gone again. Him and me. Mobs are us, doesn’t intrest me. Never has, never will. Sonny is still wanting to kill . No thanks.

Joel
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Joel

This might be about this year’s Nurses’ Ball and that Lynn Herring (Lucy) will be seen again. I can’t believe they just left her character in the dust last Spring with no explanation. I’d be less excited about the Nurses’ Ball, but more excited about Lynn returning and staying with a great Lucy storyline! She does have two kids out there, and she and Laura were going to open a spa at one time. What happened to that? The possibilities are endless for Lucy, and this show needs more humorous characters!

Delila
Guest
Delila

Tristan Rogers on contract is the only HUGE news I want to hear.

Debra
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Debra

Who knows what the news is but prior to the Kristina reveal GH was getting stale for me so that coupled with Sam’s injury may spice things up a little. But Biller Miller needs to step up his game he is boring… Now the young lady who plays Kristina is a decent actress and may be able to carry this role I think it will be interesting and that’s wht GH needs some fire they are boring as all heck just as about as Bad as B&B is now with the Steffi and Wyatt joke of a budding relationship ..… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Would love it if the news were that Carlivati were coming back, but to be fair, the current headwriters haven’t been in the role long enough for the network (or anyone else) to make a fair evaluation of what they’re able to contribute. (I have so far not been all that impressed, but sometimes it takes time for things to gel. I also still think a lot of what I’m dissatisfied with—and probably there are other viewers who are too—is coming from the network and not from Altman/Passanante.)

Ces
Guest
Ces

Yep CeeCee, Helena will resurface again, she always does! Over it.

Alan
Guest
Alan

Please don’t let it be the return of Luke…

Phil
Guest
Phil

Maybe Crystal Chappell is joining as Parker’s wife!

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Funeral Brings The Alzheimer’s Storyline Full Circle to Its Heart-Tugging Conclusion

When a soap opera allows a full episode to stay in the story they are telling, it can often make for a riveting hour of television.  This was the case and then some on Thursday’s emotional ending to General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s storyline; when the character of Mike Corbin (Max Gail) was given a proper send-off – a funeral – and being eulogized by those who loved and cared for him.

When GH is at its best through the years has been when it tackles social issues of our time, and this story will stand among the iconic soap’s best.  The backdrop of the story was that of father and son, grappling with and coming to terms with the past, finding love, forgiveness and redemption against this most horrific of diseases that has afflicted so many.

In the episode, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) go to church and prepare themselves for the emotional day as mourners come through and share their grief and condolensces and love for Mike.  Those included: Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth – back for this one), Stella (Vernee Watson), Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and a touching moment between Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) and Carly where the legal eagle says to Carly that if she ever needs to drink and vent let her know.

 

As the funeral begins, one by one Mike’s family and friends say beautiful words of what he meant to them,. Michael reflects about how his grandfather loved to party and how he’d like them all to raise a glass for him. . Olivia, speaks on behalf of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and how close Mike and Dante were.  Ava (Maura West) talks about the love and kindness and joy he brought to little Avery.

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When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) got up to speak, things became even more heartbreaking when she flashes back to a scene where she was having a terrible time and Mike was there for – always a great listener- but he tells he eventually, he will not remember her.

GH did a outstanding job of selecting scenes throughout the eulogies that punctuated who Mike was … and how he tied in to all of the characters lives.  Jason (Steve Burton) shared how he knew it wasn’t easy for Mike to come back and try to make amends with Sonny, but that no matter what, Mike kept trying to get through to Sonny to make things right between them.

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Stella’s moment was also heartbreaking recalling the man who became her friend.  Carly, who was the glue that held Sonny and the family together during Mike’s illness, shared her doubt if the family could handle Mike, and what was to come, but how Sonny helped his father find inner-peace..

When Sonny gets up to talk he reveals he had a lot of anger towards his father, and how the illness made him truly see the man his dad was inside.  Sonny tells his dad he is proud of him and how grateful he was that he came back into his life.   Next, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) sings as the mourners reflect back on Mike in a touching series of juxtaposed clips against the characters in the moment at the funeral.

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After the service had concluded Sonny and Carly talk how Morgan and Mike are together now, but Sonny asks for some time alone in the church. It is then Mike appears and tells his son it’s time he forgave himself, since Sonny forgave Mike.  He tells Sonny that he has made him very proud.  As he gets up to leave he kisses Sonny on the forehead and goes towards the light and to heaven.  Just after that, Dante appears at the front of the church, shocking Sonny in a beautiful analogy that now this father and son must deal with what’s ahead in their relationship, just as Sonny and Mike had done.

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This episode featured beautiful work by Maurice Benard, and Max Gail and everyone in the supporting cast who had their moments.  It was an ensemble piece but led by Benard and Gail, who should both be receiving Emmys in 2021 for their work..

What did you think of Mike’s funeral episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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