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Finola Hughes Returns to General Hospital!

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Courtesy/ABC

Fantastic news GH fans! Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite, Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) reported back to work on Monday at the long-running ABC daytime drama series!

That means that very soon Anna Devane will be back on-screen and on the canvas in Port Charles. According to ABC Soaps In Depth, look for Hughes to first be seen on the upcoming September 28th episode!  As fans know, Hughes took a longer than expected summer leave from the series, but when Anna gets back in action, will she still be trying to get revenge on Julian (William deVry)? Will she help bring down hospital killer, Paul Horsnby (Richard Burgi)?

In the romance department, we know that Anna and Andre (Anthony Montgomery) looked for a moment that they might be heading towards somerhing more than friendship. but what will happen when Anna gets to know Dr. Joe Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise)… the dead ringer for the man that haunts her, the late Carlos?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below on the news of Finola’s imminent on-screen return and who you think will be the man in Anna’s life?

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James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I’m just glad Anna is going to be back on our screens soon.

Delia
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Delia

Here hoping for some Robert Scorpio & Anna Devane duo action, how about those two extraordinaire characters teaming up as spies and doing something spectacular together?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Second the emotion!

Hayjay
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Hayjay

Agree. Wish they would give Tristan Rogers a contract & put those two back together again.

su0000
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su0000

great!! looking forward to seeing Anna, again..
She is very pretty lady..
((gawd I hope she didn’t have work done. I’ll notice in a heartbeat))

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

Rumor is she had her nails painted…i hope it doesnt upset her fans-lol

Celia
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Celia

That is hilarious, Jimmy. Her finger nails; or her toe nails?

Donny
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Donny

Lol too funny

Celia
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Celia

Gee, Jimmy; I’d like the name of Finola’s mani-pedicurist. LOL.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, no, su…please!! Do you notice how they ( those who had work done) all look like their faces have been ironed?
Coincidentally, Renee Zellweger is on THE LATE SHOW, with Jimmy Fallon. She looks sooo different.
I don’t think Finola needs anything done, anyway.

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

Finola had all nails done…hands and feet…they were painted yellow with little happy faces-lol

Scott
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Scott

Finola is a beauty.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

CeeCee…Saw Rene…still has a great body…but she seemed kinda whacked out…LOL…if her shorts were any shorter…She seemed to be in flaunting mode. Notice how she kept standing up…continued her cheerleader routine after Jimmy seemed done…then kept her shoes off and struck a pose? She was, how shall I put this…ANNOYING! Good actress though…

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

Yep…its Anna and Joe but im not sure about the chemistry…too bad the writers destroyed both Julian and Paul…mixed feelings tieing Hayden to Liz…Sabrina back at the hospital-i guess there will be a Sabrina, Joe and Anna love triangle…not sure about Andre..could be interesting with him and Anna but Anna had the best chemistry with Robert…jail scenes have been a joke…hospital is back more front and center but there is no suspense in the serial killer scenes…if Paul is truly the killer hope it has something to do with daughter Susan but not really knowing her and killing off day… Read more »

rose
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rose

Jimh…I still want to see Anna and Robert together again. But I don’t know how that will happen since he’s still at Y&R. The only advantage to the Robert/Colin duo is that you get a double dose of Tristan everyday. They are slowly bringing Joe into play again, just in time for for Julian’s trial. Sonny finally got a glimpse of him the other day. Be interesting to see how Anna will react when she sees Joe. Hopefully the summer off did Anna some good. I still question that Paul is the hospital killer, and the one who pushed Elizabeth… Read more »

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

Anna and Robert should had been GHs leading couple…

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

No chances for Ava–and Paul has been unmasked as the killer already!

Patrick
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Patrick

Hi Rose – I hope they can right the wrong on this ship what is this? just another plot point to better serve , lord Sonny ? to bring angst to his family for story ? it would seem J and S ought to know… the general consensus .. less is more of Carly and Sonny LOL oh well… it would seem that Ava was clearly heading out of their orbit… what with shared custody with Avery… let bygones be Ava needs Nicholas for this very reason… plus they had something immediate and palpable… YIKES the ship with Ava and… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Rose…gave you been watching consistantly? There’s no room for doubt, even before today, that Paul’s the killer. Unfortunate…but true.

dante williams
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dante williams

I feel the same way about Ava, they were getting somewhere with her in a relationship I never would’ve thought of with Nicholas, a kindred spirit that evened her out and touched her heart, then they give her this cheap, twisted story like she’s some out of control, overprotective mom instead of strong mob Queen? I also hate the fact that the killer looks like Paul, because the actor is amazing in all his scenes, and I would be more satisfied if the killer at least worked IN the hospital.

Celia
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Celia

I actually think Paul is going to try to kill Sabrina. As I said a few days ago, Sabrina will help Curtis ‘de-mask’ our friendly, neighborhood DA. I got the impression that Paul gives her the creeps….she suspects something…..just doesn’t know what, yet.

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

Hopefully Sabrina will tell Curtis this on her deathbed…then Tracy and Joe can fight for custody of the baby…

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Ah, Celia, you may be on to something. Sabrina must be back for a reason and we can’t depend on Nurse Amy to suss out the killer. And Jordan The Great is probably only hours away from arresting Jason for the murders. Oh, Anna, take back your job!

Celia
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Celia

I must retract……is it possible for Jordan to have put her Commish hat on? Have I spoken too soon? She seems to be putting the scattered pieces to the puzzle together. Who will finally nab the killer?
Perhaps Jordan and Nathan will prove themselves as incomparable cops. Ha!!

Celia
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Celia

@Jimh(leave it to beaver).
Awwww, Jimmmy-yy!! I love Sabrina. So happy to see her.
You have a point for a good storyline, though. A custody battle.LOL.

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

ok, just for you i will let Sabrina live!!!

Celia
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Celia

Well, I could not wait to watch GH, today, poor Sabrina. I am so upset about that!! Oh, please enough of this idiocy now. Get Paul!! He is responsible for the address mix-up, for sure. And, Scotty is a clown. Too bad, since I like him. So, Paul laced Alexis’s water with something? How-Thomas -Neill -Cream-of-him!!!!! Whatever Paul put in that discarded cup ( duh!! The cup will be tested and so on, and so forth), makes Alexis go haywire….all over the place. Poor Alexis, her account will be so erratic…..or, on second thought? Perhaps Paul gave her something that… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

I think Curtis should be Andre or Felix rough trade on the DL..Carlivati would have made this happen..oh well

dante williams
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dante williams

Lol at rough trade, at least Curtis that would give him and Felix a story instead of being denmothers to everyone.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

That’s it in a nutshell–“NOT SO GOOD.”

Phil
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Phil

Thank God! Have so missed this woman!

Dawn
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Dawn

The man in Anna’s life should be Duke. They were never given a real chance. Just 2 years of crumbs.

Lisa
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Lisa

So true. So far none of the duds they’ve attempted to pair her with since Duke has worked. Finola Hughes is in a league all her own and it takes a special actor, character to play in her league. Ian Buchanan is very much missed.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, such a mistake to kill Duke! Should have “redeemed” him!

dante williams
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dante williams

Agreed, and the worst part is they had the nerve to kill Duke and then bring his son on the show? What a slap in the face to Duke/Anna fans.

aria
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aria

i’m glad shie’s coming back soon, but seriously none of the guys on the show now are good for her, ande is a bore, carlos twin now that would be in very bad taste, quit repulsive honestly. Anna needs someone like Robert, if not Robert himself, she needs a wsb type guy. someone who is mysterious, lives life on the edge, a little dangerous, but still a good guy, hence a wsb type guy.

Celia
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Celia

I agree, aria. No one suits Anna on the show, right now. I was thinking Jeff Webber? Is he married already? So many actors, to play the part, have been suggested. But, who would make us ‘catch our breath’ when paired with her?
In my opinion, the sexiest is Victor Alfieri….so hot!! But, he’s too young. The best for the role is Walt Willey.

Lisa
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Lisa

Oh my gosh Walt Willey would make an excellent Jeff Webber.

Celia
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Celia

@Jimh(leave it to beaver).
Lol, Jimmy. I called it!!!!! I just had a feeling Paul would get Sabrina. Will he kill her?
Applause not necessary!! LOL.

Patrick
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Patrick

oh my gosh darned it

“…but what will happen when Anna gets to know Dr. Joe Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise)… the dead ringer … ”

giddy time

David
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David

Rumors are Sabrina will die this week, Paul will kill Sabrina.

Timmm
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Timmm

Stop teasing me!

Celia
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Celia

Timmmmmmm-yyyyy. Hush!!!!! LOL.

Shay
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Shay

Isn’t this news the absolute “cat’s meow,” Timmmbo???? I had to pinch myself to be sure I wasn’t just dreaming when I read the spoilers and that we weren’t being set up for a huge letdown with Sabs living to see another day! All I know is that it’s about time for this useless character to go bye-bye! Please, please, PLEASE let it be thus!!!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey Paul, get your paws (er, needle) off/out of MONICA! Sabrina, save her, please!

Celia
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Celia

Really, David? LOL. And, here I thought I made that up in jest.

Claudio
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Claudio

Yes yes wonderful news, my sweet Finola is back. I love that pic of Finola, she has a nice smile. Beautiful lady and terrific actress. I adore this lady. Welcome back Anna Devane..

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh, Claudio, you are so right! This woman exudes beauty, class, talent, and a sense of rich history that the show really needs right now. I know we must bring on new characters, but why so many in such a short time? I love Anna’s friendship with Griffin and hope to see more of that. As far as romance, I always thought she and Franco (with a decent haircut) would be Explosive! Barring that, what about Curtis? Why waste him on that twit Valerie?!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, show is in dire needs of a sense of history!

Celia
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Celia

You bet, Claudio.
You and Soaphound describe Finola/Anna to the letter. I have been a fan since her role as Alex on AMC.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Anna should be involved in Wsb Stories. I’m sick of her running around the pcpd playing cops and robbers whilst trying t take down mobsters and dealing with rather pedestrian criminal activity. The wealth of her history is based in wsb/dvx. Give her and adenture plot, intrigue us.

SZima
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SZima

Paul would have been a good choice for Anna if the IDIOTS in charge hadn’t decided to make him a serial killer. How short-sighted of them!

How about Ric? Get him back on my screen more!

Or Ned? Put him on contract now that he’s been demoted at DOOL.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I was really beginning to like Paul! Once they seemed to have reinvented him back to a good guy (though when I thought about it he did use Ava sexually and kill Sloan in cold blood)… But LOL BECAUSE I forgot about those events I could have seen him with Anna or Alexis. Would love to see Ned back full time and back with Alexis. Love Rick but there’s no way Anna would date him. Someone mentioned John Schneider the other day to play Jeff Weber. Now HE is a stunning guy! They should bring him as Jeff…or as a… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Rebecca. Yeah, that was funny….but, with iPhones, iPads etc. nothing is surprising. That’s ok. No worries. I did watch Monday….only because my sister was here, and she loves the show. Yes, the security guard over-did his duty. I think he used muscle to give himself a sense of power/authority. Then, again, one never knows what may have unfurled. By the same token, I felt no pity for Lochte. He had one purpose; win or lose; to represent his country. Honestly, Rebecca? I take that personally. I am a proud, steadfast patriot. What this idiot did was reprehensible. He’s no… Read more »

rose
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rose

Hi Rebecca…Oh, I have been watching consistently. Re: my not sure Paul was the hospital serial killer, I think it was partly wishful thinking. I have liked him as an actor, even on other shows, and was hoping that they could find a reason to keep him on GH. Not s sure if he has to go to prison…or worse.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi Cee…I agree in terms of why the security guy may have done what he did…but on the other hand the other security guy took a “peaceful” approach and just grabbed the other protester and walked him off. As for Lochte…there are far worse crimes than his. I’m not defending him per se and in fact I might find him quite arrogant/full of himself to boot if I ever met him. But I’m just thinking at the time of the incident he and his friends were probably riding high…LOL…I don’t mean literally but maybe they were…I think they were pumped… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hi Rose. Hope you didn’t think I was being sarcastic or condescending. I really didn’t know if you were catching every episode; thought you had said you weren’t but maybe I was mistaken. But I know what you mean! I really like Paul (took me a while to warm up to him) and was getting very comfortable with him becoming more prominent on the show. WAs looking forward to him interacting with the Q’s, his relationship with Dillon, a possible relationship with Anna or if Alexis is REAlLY single again could see them together too. He and Ava make great… Read more »

Janet
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Janet

I’m glad Anna will be back on my GH screen soon as for the man dept. I was hoping Paul could of change his ways to be closer to Anna, but that might not happen she most likely work with the PCPD to bring down the hospital killer as for Andre he is still duable to match up with Anna he might have am edge to him if he let loose but who knows Jordon will be too jealous and she might want to hurt Andre for really liking Anna if she finds out he confess to Anna about his… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

She needs to bring Paul down–and take over her rightful position–Commish!

Janet King
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Janet King

Yes, so right but if she brings Paul down who knows she might be the new top notch DA, she be over the commish for sure I can see her take over the top DA role

Timmm
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Timmm

Welcome back beautiful Finola! I guess Julian is going to skip jail? I hate when the writers write a character into a corner and come up with a lame ass excuse to free these crooks. Sonny and Ava got these breaks, as well. I dont know what Julian’s freedom does to Alexis and Anna? I suppose Julian will play hero when something happens to Danny or he runs to Alexis’s side after she is DUI and kills someone? But anyway, Anna, I like that Robert will be around to assist Anna in taking down Paul. After that, Robert will be… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

That’s why I am so lukewarm (PUN intended!) about GH–their “lame excuse to free crooks.” Just grates! 🙁
Yes, Robert should assist Anna in taking down Paul.

Celia
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Celia

Very enlightening post, Timmmy. You pegged these characters so correctly.
I don’t know if you had read my post way back, when I did say that Duke is probably not Griffin’s father. Good storyline right there!!
And, yes, I am enjoy Tracy, myself. She looks like she lost some weight….

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree about Tracy, CeeCee. I said on some other post she looks great…younger…less tired. Either she had some really good work done or maybe it is something as simple as losing weight as you said which I thought as well. But ever since she recovered from her strange exotic brain bug she looks fantastic!

Celia
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Celia

@Rebecca1.
Hi, Rebecca,
I love Tracy’s temperament. She tells it like it is. Love that about anybody.
I don’t think she had anything done to her face, though. I can spot ‘them’ a mile away….I am surrounded by them, LOL. not in my family, thank God.
Jane Elliot is aging gracefully and she’s beautiful!!!
She looks very happy.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

CeeCee…did you watch DWTS? Have u been watching AGT?

Celia
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Celia

@Rebecca1. Hey, Rebecca, I am not very ‘enamored’ of DWTS. I only catch a few shows here and there, depending who the dancers are. The last time I watched was when Candice Cameron was on….because of FULL HOUSE. LOL. I make a point of not watching, especially, when Max Chmerkovskiy is on. I cannot tolerate arrogance. The guy thinks he is a gift to the female population. I like his brother much better. So humble…love that about a guy. Ironically, the brothers are close to Candice ( whom I love) because her husband is Russian….they have that in common. The… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Good Morning CeeCee…
I had a love affair with DWTS since it first jitterbugged its way across my TV screen. The dancers, spectacular choreography, the music…just the epitome of joy and entertainment. Couldn’t get enough! Then…the CONFLICT. LOL. They put it against The Voice which I also love. I’d watch for an hour, then switch channels…I’d watch one, then catch the other OnDemand. Alak, sigh…I sorta drifted away from DWTS…not because the show went downhill, but my schedule wouldn’t allow…or I thought I’d eventually catch up but then the winners were announced…should be our biggest problems in life, right?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

This is funny…not. Okay, maybe a little. I wrote like three more paragraphs but scrolled up to read for auto spell bloopers..hit send…and it only sent the part I scrolled up to! Completely wiped out the other paragraphs! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Summation. Asked if u watched DWTS because of the Ryan Lochte thing. Thought you did (watch the show regularly). Anyway, I watched last week when the protesters rushed the stage. Actually felt bad for Ryan, but also felt the security guard went way too violent on the protester. Still love the show. Whenever I catch it it’s just as creative, incredibly… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

So happy she is coming back soon. Her absence has been most glaring; a huge gap in the canvass.

I hope she has good story when she returns. In the romance department, I hope she’s not paired with Andre. He’s too boring.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, GLARING!
Yes, do NOT pair her with Andre!

Linda
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Linda

I agree with Aria about Anna needing a good guy. I am happy with her return to GH.

paula
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paula

MAYBE GRIFFIN. THAT WOULD BE A HOT COUPLE

Celia
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Celia

Well, if Griffin is Duke’s son? Gee, I think that would not sit well with many, paula.
Besides, I doubt Anna would break from conformity that easily.

Timmm
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Timmm

But anyway, I would rather see Grif with Liz. Anna could hook up with Valentin? That could be explosive! OR, cut the cast and bring in a new, sexy police commissioner that Anna falls for. THAT way Anna falls in love and we get rid of JorDUMB!

Celia
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Celia

Yeees! Valentin……,in the guise of a lover. Explosive is good, Timmmy. So much so, that Valentin will become putty in her hands….her slave. Anna’s reasons would be to fish out so many secrets. Then NAB him. What if Helena has Duke ( prisoner) and Valentin discloses this fact? Hmmmm. I still like Walt Willey, though. But, if age is not an issue….then Victor Alfieri. Now, that would be HOT!!!! He should be cast as Valentin, in my opinion. Speaking of getting rid of someone….I vote for Morgan. Thanks to Ava ( which is so inconceivable for her to replace pills…dumb… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Anna does not have a clean record. She has saddled up with Duke and Luke [Sounds like a tween show on the Disney Channel!} so it wouldnt be out of the question for her to hook up with Valentin. I like how you think, yes Helena could have Duke locked away and Anna could find him in the midst of her tryst with Val. We know in our hearts Helena is a live. I dont think we see Duke again until Frank Valentini is gone. He made the decision to ax him and bringing him back would be an admission… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm. Hey, Timmmy, Ahaha!!!!! Duke and Luke. Sounds like a 60’s musical duo. Maybe they are JAN and DEAN in disguise ( LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA). I have heard how Anna ‘likes’ the bad boys before. Hmmmm. It’s Valentin then…!! I’m surprised she never hookd up with Sonny or Julian….or did she? Anyway, speaking of Julian……he had a razor in his hand….shaving…..in jail…..Was anyone in the cell with him? Is that even allowed? Well, now…our Ms Lizzie. She plays the little she-devil very well. I love the scenes between her and Hayden. They are so completely different but yet,… Read more »

mrsnoahdrake
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mrsnoahdrake

Happy that Finola is coming back. If they are not bringing Duke back from the dead, then put Anna & Robert back together. I don’t want to see her with Joe; no point in that long-term. Tristan and Finola still have chemistry, and lots of history. Given the current storyline for Colin on Y&R, they could easily write Tristan off Y&R in a month or so. I know Tristan is not on contract with either soap, but GH should scoop him up while they can. It would help their ratings. And how about more interaction with Mac and Felicia? We… Read more »

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Totally agree. I was an early eighties to late eighties fan of the show. Stopped, and picked back up for the 50th anniversary show. Have been watching very sporadically as of late. To mant characters to keep track of. But I would watch more if they took some of the “vets” out of hiding. They really do need to gut some the cast.

JMER
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JMER

Thank the Divine she is back! She is the lifeblood of this show for me. Although I like a few others, I don’t really care for most of the main players on this show. Duke. I will always want her with Duke and why else bring his son on (and is he her son too?!) and not bring him back. RC did him wrong and us fans when he killed him off so hastily. Those last scenes on the dock were amazing as they tried to escape. They were the only SuperCouple left on the show. We need at least… Read more »

Judy dees
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Judy dees

“SOO Excited Finola, “YEAH”!!!!!! Is Tyler coming Too!!!??!!!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Tyler is out. FV lowballed him to make more room for his OLTL pets.

Judy dees
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Judy dees

“SOO EXCITED FINOLA IS COMING BACK”!!!”What about Luke and Nicholad?”!!!<

Darnell
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Darnell

Awesome news…….. Her majesty returns. Can we pull out the stops with her and Griffin? He could be her son she allegedly miscarried. Bad girl Olivia Jerome could have taken the fetus.

General Hospital

Denise Alexander Responds to Outpouring of Fan Support on Her Return to General Hospital

Longtime fans of General Hospital were over the moon when it was revealed that Denise Alexander was on her way back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise her role of Dr. Lesley Webber, mother of Laura, played by Genie Francis.

With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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Days Of Our Lives

Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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