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Evan Hofer Makes His General Hospital Debut as Dex: What Were Your First Impressions?

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This week, General Hospital fans got their first glimpse of the newest addition to the cast when Evan Hofer made his debut as Dex.

When viewers first met Dex, he was filling-in for Chet (Chris Van Etten) at the gym.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) was pleased with how Dex handled things and had learned from Chet that Dex also had military experience and was a war vet.  After a fight broke out at the gym, Sonny was impressed with Dex.

Next on Friday’s episode, Dex and Sonny had an ‘interview’/meeting at Sonny’s office, where it was clear that Dex could be the next ‘Jason’ and is poised to be Sonny’s potential right-hand man.  Sonny tells Dex he has to find out if he can trust him, first.

The mob boss is aware that Dex has the muscle, but does he have the smarts to play by the rules, and take orders from Sonny, and know what to do when in certain situations?  It’s clear Dex wants in.

However, could there be a swerve coming? Could Dex have been planted, without Chet or Sonny knowing about it, and he is actually working as an informant working for a rival Port Charles mob?  There has been much speculation to just who Dex may have ties with.

Actor Evan Hofer previously appeared on primetime from shows such as Modern Family to Lethal Weapon.

Now let us know, what were your first impressions of Evan as Dex? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Soaphound
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Soaphound

He’s cute and did okay for a first day. He seems new to the format so give him time. But he really doesn’t have the physical presence that Jason had, if a replacement “fixer” is what they’re going for. In spite of that “break up the fight” scene, it looks like Josslyn or Britt could take him in a fight. But we are badly in need of eye candy on GH to keep gorgeous Chase company. I say Evan is very welcome. I also LOVE that Chet is back but it’s too bad they’re creating phony bad blood between Amy… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I only see two real possibilities here…. Either he’s a plant from a rival mob family or…… He’s had amnesia & plastic surgery and is back where he belongs without realizing it. Here’s what favors the latter possibility…. “Dex” is short for “Dexter”. There was a recently revived popular TV show about a guy named Dexter. And his last name was…. MORGAN. What if they just made the clues a little too obvious? I’d really rather they brought Bryan Craig back, of course. Though he seems to want to play this pointless character on “Good Trouble” who does nothing but… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I get Jason being intimidating, but this guy LOL. He broke up a boxing sparring match that was laughable and Sonny fell in love. Oh my days. NOT!

NN
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NN

I’m with you. They need an actor with more body mass, muscle, to fill jason’s shoes. Or, bring back the original jason with the mask mandate lifted. Nothing against this young man’s acting skills.

Beve Bone
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Beve Bone

Keeping it

Celia
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Celia

LOL—when you put it that way, Dev, I guess the new guy isn’t so impressive after-all. .

Sly
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Sly

Nothing against this handsome actor; but GH’s cast is too heavy as it is. They should be “killing off” characters instead of adding new ones. I also don’t want this “new guy” to be Jason 2.0 it should be Brando. So I would like the writers to hurry-up already and write Sasha’s death via an overdose. Brando would be so broken-hearted he wouldn’t care about life anymore and become Sony’s enforcer … THEN … the only person that can reach him emotionally (and be his next love) would be Willow (writing their love story similar to when got into the… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Technically, neither of them would be Jason 2.0 The real Jason 2.0 was a bald Marine named “Cody” who Jason himself hired to work his old job, when he had to temporarily take over the organization after Sonny’s run in with the Feds… for a while after that, Sonny ran the coffee business ONLY and “officially” had no affiliation with Jason’s operations. Then after Jason “died” in 2012, Shawn Butler eventually took his job for a while. And though Drew thought he was Jason for a while, he actually wasn’t, so that technically made him “Jason 4.0” So who ever… Read more »

Sandy
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Sandy

So is Jason coming back or not? Really don’t need any substitute Jason’s. Seriously General Hospital?

Satan
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Satan

Clearly he’s ready to work. And the Days thing is just a 5 episode thing, so I doubt there are any long term prospects for him there. And unlike Jax, he didn’t have any sort of public meltdown over the vaccine issues, or insult any of his coworkers on Twitter, so there’s no reason to think he’s on anything other than good terms with the “powers that be” at GH. And this latest turmoil in his personal life apparently isn’t interfering with his work. So I’d say it’s just a matter of time. You can bet your soul on it,… Read more »

Lyn
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Lyn

The show is getting worse with the story lines. Sonny and Nina is terrible. Jason gone also not a good look for them. Esme still getting away with her dirt. Now Willow is Nina’s daughter. Adding more and more storylines without getting through the ones already started. Never ending and none are exciting.

Marcy
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Marcy

No one can replace Jason!!!

Diane
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Diane

I would love to have Jason back!!!!!

Janie
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Janie

Yes bring Jason (Steve) back!!!!!

Old fan
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Old fan

I agree. Brando is far more like the character created by Steve Burton…without pretending to be Jason.

Rebecca
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Rebecca

I don’t want Sasha to die. I want something to happen that makes her feel the need for Brando to work for Sonny. Something where Sonny’s protection becomes Sasha’s salvation.

Judy Bickham
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Judy Bickham

Why kill Sasha. They need to drop the drug storyline. Why cant we just have a normal happy couple

rose
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rose

Judy…I agree with you.. would like them to both find lives outside of Sonny’s influence.

Katherine Adams
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Katherine Adams

I agree 100%

Et
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Et

That would be a great story line

The Baroness
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The Baroness

These are very good and exciting ideas!

Moviegal517
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Moviegal517

Yum!

Kay
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Kay

Please bring Jason back! Please!! Also please take Esmeralda off soon like now. Please her character is messing with characters I like but it’s in a kids way. Not needed. She has never appealed to me!

rose
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rose

I’m not at all interested in storylines about Sonny and his crime life. Liked him better as Mike. So not interested in Dex.

Shirley hood
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Shirley hood

i have been a fan of g h since it been on with jessie lucille audry steve phil brewer and so on leave gh alone but try and get jason back

Patrick Burns
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Patrick Burns

I will never forget Dr. Hardy asking Jessie “Lee or Phil? Phil or Lee?”

Shari J
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Shari J

I can’t stand Nina i really want Carly to stick it to her good. I also, want Sonny to wake up and realize what Nina did to him and his family. I want him and Carly back together.

Harlean
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Harlean

Don’t agree, although very well acted I don’t like Carley. She’s to o ver powering I like Nina’s vulnerability. As Mike sonny if you will recall was not interested in finding out who he was. The best of Sonny was Mike. Frankly Carley turned to Jason for everything. It was Jason she loved and trusted not Sonny. Sonny represented power to her. Something that put her on top of everyone else. Nina on the other hand loves Sonny/Mike in a way Carley never did.

rose
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rose

Harlen &Shari…I’m more inclined to like the influence Nina has had on Sonny/Mike. I liked their time in Nixon Falls. As someone who has watched GH for many years it was a nice timeout from the mob-boss Sonny, Carly and Jason centric, writers giving them a pass for all the bad things they did, and the not-on-screen killings they were responsible for. It’s been a long time, and I don’t remember the details, but how Carly and Sonny got together wasn’t pretty. Nina doesn’t even come close. I’ll never forget that episode. Ugh!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The actor was okay for the first day. The character was being a bit of a butt-kisser to Sonny trying to get a job in that stupid gym scrubbing toilets.

Cynthia Richardson
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Cynthia Richardson

An Inforcer….NOT. He would have been better joining the teen scene. Not Chet yes, now that’s Inforcer material

Kim Greene
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Kim Greene

I’m very impressed with him

Chantel
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Chantel

Definitely not Jason! If you are trying to replace him then just bring him back. No one will ever be as good

Debi Roudebush
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Debi Roudebush

Still would rather have Jason back.

Annmac
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Annmac

He sure doesn’t have the presence of Jason but then agin no one will but Steve Burton.
He looks like a little kid fumbling around to find his way. Whatever there going to do what they want. The fans have no say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katherine Adams
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Katherine Adams

True

Myrtle King, San Bernadino
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Myrtle King, San Bernadino

when I saw how Dex handled those guys fighting my first impression was oh another Jason, but when I saw Sonny looking at him I said Dex was pretty quick and now that Mob Boss Sonny saw that Dex most definitely will be the next right hand man or not, I mean he came out of nowhere, but we will see, I think he will be perfect for the job

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Another stereotypical unrealistic-perfect industry-looking type. Not for me. Don’t see the need. Sorry.

Kimble
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Kimble

He is not Jason

Donna
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Donna

Time to bring back Steve Burton! Show needs Jason!!

Arleen Elkins
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Arleen Elkins

He hasn’t got that “It” factor, that invincible “Man Of Steel” thing happening to replace Steve Burton. Sorry. Keep looking.

Lisa
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Lisa

Look up images of young Steve Burton…they gave him a chance. Let’s give a chance to another handsome young guy…

Sammy
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Sammy

Rather have Jason back. Don’t like the fact that they made Sonny so stupid, nina keeps him from all his children. Being so selfish seducing Mike and in the selfish nature going back to see wiley the same grandson they love. So after all of the stuff that she did, now Sonny is supposed that to love her now? What is wrong with the writers REALLY???!!!!

rose
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rose

Sammy…You and I haven’t been watching the same show.

Lyn
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Lyn

Sonny I’m with you. Writers not doing a good job

Wolfgirl
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Wolfgirl

He did great, but a little too anxious to work for Sonny. Brando is the best next Jason 2.0.. Dex definitely nice to look at. I don’t mind seeing more of him

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Wolfgirl
I agree. I think Brando could be Sonny’s next enforcer, but Jason gave so much more to the role than being muscles & Stone Cold. He was there
for everyone who needed council or help, hell, he was even willing to marry his boss’s wife to help the cause. It has to be a special person to fill his shoes.

Kay Ketelaar
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Kay Ketelaar

He doesn’t have the makeup to replace Jason. Nobody would be intimidated by him,

Debbie Martin
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Debbie Martin

Not impressed in the least.

Judy Bickham
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Judy Bickham

I didn’t care for him.if the writers think this will satisfy the viewers because they fired the talented Steve Burton it wont. He is so bony and puny maybe for the college scene not as an enforcer. I will be FF through all of his screen time

Lillian
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Lillian

I don’t trust him, he is too eager to impress Sonny

Boosh
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Boosh

Not impressed in the least

hollyoaksboi
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hollyoaksboi

Wow, I’m surprised that people want Brando to become a criminal when basically the coolest thing about his character is how he turned his back on that life and has been true to his principles. I know there’s a popular idea that Sasha dies and the emotional fallout sends Brando spiraling to a life of crime. But if Sonny were to employ him when he was in that emotionally fragile/confused state, it would make Sonny even slimier than he already is.

rose
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rose

Hollyoaksboi…I hadn’t heard the rumours about Sasha. After what happened to baby Liam and Harmony someone should really convince her to get some psych help from Kevin. Get rid of the drug story. If soaps can handle other type sicknesses, couldn’t they show how to come out on the positive side on this one. With proper help? As far as Brando “No” to slime guy Sonny. Seeing him handle the poparazzi (sp?) photographer the other day why not put him on the police force.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

hollyoaksbol
The last thing I want is for Brando to become a criminal. I think even the idea of him working for Sonny would break he and Sasha up but I also think if they break up, that is what will turn him towards Sonny.

Toni
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Toni

I found him dull.

rose
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rose

Can’t understand the appeal of stone-cold Jason. He’s a crime lords thug. The only time I remotely started to like him is with Britt. And certainly not a good role model for his kids.

Bonnie Farkas
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Bonnie Farkas

He’s cute, but Steve Burton he ain’t.

Sweets
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Sweets

Jason is the only one for that role and know one can replace him . So now that Covid is declining and you can’t force people to get vaccinated why not have him get tested every week and let the man come back to the show because all of his fans want him back. Give this new guy Dex a different role in the show And kill all the Drama,we are so over it, or get a new writer, because this one is getting tied. And by the way you don’t have enough male on the show for the females.… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

I like him. He is cute we will have to see what time brings.

Katherine Adams
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Katherine Adams

He dont have the look of a bad boy.ive been watching general hospital for over 20 yrs. He’s not the one for “sonny”business

Katherine Adams
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Katherine Adams

100% no!!!! He does NOT have the look needed. Oh and stop dragging the b.s with Elisabeth it’s soooooo boring. And also come to the end with what’s hername that plays Spencer’s girlfriend .

Brett
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Brett

Dex is definitely a dead ringer as Jason Morgan so he he would be perfect for the mob as Sonny’s right hand hit man

Kate
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Kate

He’s no Steve Burton and truth be told you should bring Burton back as Jason. No one can truly be or replace him.

Cecil James
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Cecil James

I wonder if he’s Steven Lars son and a cousin to Cam Jake Aiden and Violet.

Bb
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Bb

He is esme’s brother

Cecil M James
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Cecil M James

Is he I doubt it because I distinctly remember the character saying that she was an only child.

Lisa Dubay
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Lisa Dubay

Too be honest I thought that the old Jason was supposed to play Dex I prefer him than the new guy

Debra
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Debra

Not right for the part.

Onna
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Onna

No no no! This guy is too young too small and not anywhere what Sonny needs! I’ll be FF thru this BS also, how abt getting some new writers, and now since Steve Burton is officially on another soap, way to go GH you screwed up royally!

PJ
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PJ

I agree with most who say he is a good looking guy but NO match to Jason! Plus we don’t think he is going to be anything like Jason as far as an enforcer. It would be the best if the GH writers apologize to Steve Burton, offer him more money (which he would deserve) and get him to come back. NOBODY will replace Jason!!!

Et
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Et

Too young to be a Jason. Bring back Franco and Jason

Sue
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Sue

I have been watching GH for years and years… Know one will ever replace Steve Burton. Bring him back. Get rid of Esma…. Get Sasha off drugs and happy with Brando.

Janet
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Janet

I don’t care for this character. Bring back Steve Burton as Jason. If Maurice Bernard leaves GH the only person to take over the business is Jason.

rose
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rose

Janet…You do realize the business beside “coffee” is crime. The only redeeming thing Sonny does is keeps drugs out of his territory. I’m not interested in crime or Sonny taking another young lost soul under his wing like he has done his whole career and help to corrupt then if guys and use them if girls. So I’d be happy to see the “business” fall apart.

Char
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Char

He seems too eager to please time will tell if he is a plant
Trust no one

Letha Norwood-Demings
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Letha Norwood-Demings

He’s definitely no “Jason.” I hope this is not who they’re looking at to replace Jason. He dumbs down the roll. I’d rather see Brando replacing Jason, if anybody.

Mary
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Mary

Not sure where this new guy fits in. It’s certain, he’s no Jason. Bring back Steve Burton!

Aasalsim
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Aasalsim

Dex is not brain injured as Jason was from the car accident. Dex is an intelligent thinking military veteran who may not be as trainable and led around without question by Sonny like Jason was. Sonny wants to find out if he can trust Dex, this means ex will do Sonny’s dirty work without asking questions. Sean was also a military veteran and worked for Sonny and it landed Sean in jail.

Timmm
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Timmm

There is NO replacement for Jason. Its Steve Burton or nobody! Having said that, Steve is currently unavailable. I would move Brando closer into Sonny’s organization. Especially if Sascha dies of a drug overdose. Brando will be motivated to find out who sold her the drugs and take them down! When Steve is available, they will dig him out of the cave on Cassadine island. This new character Dex, he is handsome and can hone his craft at GH. He will get better. Brando struggled when he first arrived and he has become a better actor. Dex’s biggest problem is… Read more »

Noreen A
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Noreen A

My opinion, Dex staged the boxing ring fight to get Sonny’s attention and gain an in. I think he’s from a rival family and planted to take the Corinthos sp family down from the inside. After the way Sonny treated him at the coffee shop. I’d say Dex is in! Let the game’s begin. Sonny’s been annoying me since Nixon Falls. It’ll be nice to see him forced to pick a side. The family or Nina!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Noreen A
Don’t know one way or the other about Dex but what you said about Sonny annoying you since Nixon Falls hit a nerve, and I think what it is, is I like him better as Mike and that’s probably why I haven’t minded him with Nina so much.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Hey Violet..what if Dex ends up being for Brad? That would sure be a fly in Sonny’s Metamucil. Anyway, I like that sweet cop Rory who has eyes for Trina. He sure seems certain that Trina won’t be convicted…I get the feeling he knows something about Esme.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
Brad? Possibly but I was also thinking that Rory may also have info he’s gotten indirectly from Jordan that might clear Trina. I’ve read a lot lately that Esme’s reign of terror will be over soon, but then what about her dear old dad? Aside, who do you think is haunting Elizabeth,Iam thinking it’s Elizabeth herself possibly??

Lorrie
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Lorrie

In full the same way and I am worried. Replacing Steve Burton I hope not

Shari J
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Shari J

NO one could ever replace Jason let be clear about that and i mean NO one. I don’t see nothing special about him not yet The jury is still out. I just have to keep watching and see

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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital Tapes 15,000th Episode; Featuring Genie Francis with Almost Every Single Cast Member Appearing in It

On Thursday, ABC’s General Hospital reached yet another milestone in its illustrious history. The daytime drama taped its 15,000 episode.

During the tape day, the cast, crew and creatives posed for a photo on set to mark the occasion with cake.

GH’s 15,000 episode will air next month on June 17th.

ABC 7’s entertainment guru, George Pennacchio was on set with a first-hand report, interviewing the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini.

From the sounds of it, the 15K episode will center around the character of Laura, and according to Valentini, “It will be happy, it will be sad, it will be dark, it will be scary, it will be fun, it will be thrilling and it will be exciting, but most importantly it will have almost every single cast member in it.”

Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved daytime veteran will talk on his role of Martin Grey on the ABC daytime drama series, working with the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Jeff Kober (Cyrus), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and more.

In addition, Knight will discuss his time as Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on All My Children.  A role that started his career, and that he played for decades, that made him a household name in daytime.  Michael will share inside stories of working with some of his favorite co-stars on the former daytime drama and much more.

To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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