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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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Christina is a lesbian

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

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 a lesbian storyline. This must be something totally seperate from Kristina/Parker storyline.

Wasn’t Kristina married….to a guy?

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 that’s made such an impact. I think the cliffhanger is…..IS SAM DEAD? And, if she isn’t , will Jakey , spawn of Helena , kill her? Where I though Liz was staging all the mysteries and mishaps in and out of her household, lately…..it was Jake all along, as most of you guys had predicted. I suppose my mind can’t settle on the fact that a child could be so evil and screwed up. Then, I think of Helena, and everything falls into place.

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.

I’m blaming the typos on my iPad.

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 by the waist side and some fall under HELLena’s spells!

@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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Thanks Chris, good news!

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Tristan Rogers has been dropped to recurring on Y&R

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.

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

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

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

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.

Ha! Me neither.

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 Laura had better not be portrayed as a virtual pariah to his character this time around!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Hey Harry!

2 thumbs up !!!!

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

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

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

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

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.

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 as a temporary convenience. Soon enough, when the bosses have used, abused and beaten this subject to death, both the professor and Kristina will disappear; until the next time.
If a lesbian storyline is to be introduced; please make it true, and long-lasting.

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

Maybe FLUKE is back…..
……NOT!!!…..

I hope they signed Tristan Rogers to a contract.

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

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

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

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.

Michael Easton being back would be amazing!

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?

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

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

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

Hope Britt is coming back!

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 ?

“OH”

one more “THING”

Carlos loves her

Yes, bring back Britt!!!!

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.

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.

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 family of PC….what a plebeian novelty!! Alack and Egads.

LOL

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

!!!!! please; NO !

I love Franco and Nina thank you

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.

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 than her father!!!!!…did I miss anyone? I think I made my point.
….which is; it’s a soap. Those of us who cherish certain actors/actresses….in my case Michelle and Roger, to name two, already know their true talent; those who do not, or have taken a dislike to them are welcome to feel what they feel. No one forces them to ‘like’ certain actors or characters. But, to disparage their talent or worth as actors, is not fair and unreasonable. Fluke was the worst insect, but I appreciate the actor’s worth….as the story goes for so msny other actors/actresses in similar roles. Dr. O (etc) was despicable; but I love her. We do not have to bond with an actor to recognize his/her talent. Later.

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!

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

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 their work, their livelihood….big difference. Yes, let’s talk about Nina’s childish behavior; her infantile moues; her too-short skirts ( she looks gorgeous, by the way)…..that’s fine. Gosh we both do that to Alexis….but, we do not call them talentless: especially those who have won awards for their effort. Let’s call a spade a spade. I love Michelle…you guys don’t. I’m ok with that.
I certainly did not like having seen Michelle and Roger in those demeaning roles, and I said so…. but, in no way, did I demean their talent.
I suppose we shall never see eye-to-eye when it comes to this couple. I am an avid fan. What can I say?
I love sparring with you….as myself you tell it like you see it without making excuses. Ain’t it wonderful to debate and still be great friends? Later, carina.

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.

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

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?

You go, Dan, my man!!

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?

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

I hope it is Tristan on contract .

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 one back from the dead story I would be totally down with. Duke should have never been killed off in the first place.

I like Michael Easton, but the only way I want to see him back on the show is if he’s returning as Detective John McBain. Silas Clay was a boring character. Don’t know if that’s even possible, although it should be, since the Prospect Park project is apparently dead and buried. If they’re not gonna use the characters, GH should be able to.

Maybe Tony Geary is coming back. I know some people here would despise that, but I would love it. I never jumped on the Hate Tony Geary bandwagon that rolled through here over the summer. Luke and Robert raising some hell together again, who wouldn’t like that? Maybe we could finally find out what Luke wrote in the letter to Laura, lol.

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. And if forced to pick between Tony and Genie, I would go with Genie.

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

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

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

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, I don’t necessarily have to like Tony Geary the person to like Tony Geary the actor. Luke Spencer is welcome on my TV screen anytime, as far as I’m concerned.

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.

@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 view of the audience which helped to make him a huge daytime star, and that left a bitter taste, even for some of the most diehard fans. Whilst his parting shot at RC redeemed him in my eyes to a great extent, the added remarks almost immediately thereafter about coming back to the very show that he seemingly couldn’t wait to leave also grated….all in all, those considerations have compounded my own lack of desire to see Luke’s return, at least just yet…it’s much too soon. Maybe someday….never say never.

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

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 the promos and when whomever they like are in a story they will watch, then they are not watching again until there would be their favorites back again..
They a sparse watchers and will boost ratings by tuning in to see Robert and Anna etc ..

I also believe the numbers/ratings are very deceiving because they do not count the mega many who FF through an episode because they do not like the episode enough to watch it, just FF to whatever they care to see..
Imagine if FF were counted to show how many dissatisfied watchers/fans there are…

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 well. A healthy soap industry is good for all of us, regardless of what show is your favorite.

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 said; I am glad GH’s numbers are up 🙂

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.

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

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.

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.

Last time Brenda came back it fell flat!

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..

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 dead Claudia Zacchara.

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

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

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

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”.

@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!

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

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!

Hoping that they are bringing Michael Easton back!

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

You got your wish. So happy.

Could it be a spin off?

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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!!!!

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

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

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 mistake and scoop them back up.

Great idea.

Yes!!!!

Excellent idea….Bring these two actors back.

Would be my dream for Silas to return

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.

Thats a nice theory.

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.

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

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.

Oh, you are witty and subtle, Tristan.

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

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

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!!!

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

ME TOO!

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.

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????!?

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

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

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

I want Heather back!!

Maybe now Sam will lose the hooker boots.

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

Another 80’s hooker??????

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

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!

kassie depaiva too

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

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.

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 Alcazar/Tea’s brother connection. That would also be huge.

The return of AJ (again!) would be great but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. The show burned that bridge too completely for him to come back (at least from a fan’s perspective it seems so… and yes, they burned the Burton bridge too but Burton is all about the money- they offer him the money he wants, he’ll ride into the GH stage pretty fast).

But it’ll probably be that a big star from another soap is joining the cast in another newly created role that won’t really fit into the fabric of GH. Frank’s idea of “huge” and my idea of “huge” are generally two different things.

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

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????

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

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.

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!

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

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 .. I mean how quick did she get over Liam the so called love of her life.lol…

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.)

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

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

Maybe Crystal Chappell is joining as Parker’s wife!

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General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Wactor’s talent agent, David Shaul, made this statement on his passing to Variety, “Johnny Wactor was a spectacular human being. Not just a talented actor who was committed to his craft but a real moral example to everyone who knew him. Standing for hard work, tenacity and a never give up attitude. In the highs and lows of a challenging profession he always kept his chin up and kept striving for the best he could be. Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever.”

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Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

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Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

Briana Lane (ex-Brook Lynn): “The world lost a wonderful person yesterday and a true gentleman to everyone he met. I feel lucky to have known him and to have experienced the warmth he exuded so effortlessly. RIP Johnny Wactor”

Lydia Look (Selina): “Johnny, I’m crying and will be for a bit. I knew you were talented when you simply just took your shirt off when the rest of us were trying to outdo each other with our skits. I also knew there & then that you were fine as wine 😻 I also saw how you’d let others take the spotlight whilst confident & loving in your own space. Most of all, I learnt what a magnificent human you were in our long car rides between fan events. I will cherish our chats. Thank you.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.

 

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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.

 

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Last week over several episodes, General Hospital, handed the ball to one of their longstanding MVP’s Michael Easton (Finn), and he took it all the way in for a touchdown. The backdrop was the lead up to, and then the heartbreaking death of Finn’s father, Gregory Chase (played by Gregory Harrison), and its aftermath.

Through it all, Easton gave every scene its weight, made every scene compelling, and brought us, and we are certain many viewers, to tears throughout it. There is no question come Emmy-time 2025, this is one of the performances that must be remembered, and Michael has the scenes for his reel to back that up.

The set-up was coming off of Finn’s brother, Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding to Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton). Gregory asked the nuptials be a bit fast-tracked to ensure he could be present for it, for he was suffering from the illness for which there is no cure, ALS.  At the wedding reception, Finn slipped and took a sip of a glass of champagne, which began to break his seven years of sobriety.

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Once back from the reception, Finn and his dad, have the ultimate father/son talk, knowing they are on borrowed time. Finn and Gregory have also had a very strained relationship at one point; due to both’s involvement with Jackie Templeton. But with all that behind them, and in the present, Gregory was able to tell Finn how proud he was of him, and Finn said the same to his dad. There were tears, we all bawled, and then it was time to get Gregory ready for bed. Due to his symptoms from ALS, Gregory needs help getting undressed. Finn helps out his dad, before telling him goodnight. Gregory flashes back to his life and seemingly falls asleep, but he never wakes up.

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The next morning, Finn finds him cold and dead in his bed and sits on the floor at his dad’s bedside and weeps. Overwhelmed and alone, Finn pours himself a drink from the bottle left as a gift by the Cerullos. He has now lost his sobriety, completely. Things get even tougher for Finn when his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) comes home from school and he has to tell her that her grandfather died. He also had to call his brother, who was about to leave on his honeymoon, and tell him the bad news.

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After having a bit more to drink, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) stops by and they have an argument over his drinking and his unwillingness to let her take Violet with her for the night, which puts a strain in their relationship. Later, when Chase and Brook Lynn show up they can both see that Finn hit the bottle. When Chase finally gets some one-on-one time with his brother, he is able to get through to him.

While mourning the loss of his father, Finn realizes he needs to get cleaned up and get to a meeting. For Finn, as he recounted, having to witness the paramedics taking Gregory’s lifeless body with them was something no son wants to see and was more they could bear.

It was all heart-wrenching, beat by beat. Easton gave us all the layers and complexities and took us inside what Finn was feeling and how he was trying to cope with this terrible loss and tragedy. For all of these reasons, and those cited above, Michael Fairman TV names Michael Easton’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, do you agree with our pick of Michael Easton for his work on GH for ‘Power Performance’ honors? And what moment from the episodes discussed above really brought you to tears the most? Comment below.

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