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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna and Duke "Reconnect", A Julian Double-Cross, Franco Seeks Advice From Heather!

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Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital brought with it some interesting developments and moments.  But nothing topped the “reunion” of Anna Devane and her late love Duke Lavery in heart-tugging scenes played to perfection by the incomparable Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan.

It begins when Anna is left in a freezer on the pier, and knocked out thanks to on-the loose Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and it is in her dire straits that she envisions seeing Duke.  In their moments together for the first time in a year, Anna tells Duke her sorrow, her anger, and what she did to Carlos because of his death.  She feels like she failed him, in that she wanted to bring his murderer to justice.

Later, Anna reveals to Duke she met his son, the son he never knew he had.  When Anna fills in Duke about Griffin (Matt Cohen), Duke is touched and overcome.  From the subtlety and emotional beats played, it reminded longtime viewers of just how Finola and Ian, dear friends in real life, created a one-of-a-kind on-screen chemistry.  Finally, Duke tells Anna she has the strength to get back up, and when Duke vanishes form her conscious, Anna wakes up.  She then realizes she is stuck in a very isolated, cold place!

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Meanwhile, Carlos who is on the pier calls Julian (William deVry) for help.  He needs him to help him get out of town and get to Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and their baby.  Carlos tells Julian if he gets caught, he will have to flip on him which would bring his world crumbling down.  As Julian prepares to meet Carlos he grabs his gun, but Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) enters their home with two police officers who want to search the premises for Carlos.   Alexis is getting upset with Julian and sees the gun box.  He puts the gun back to appease her, but when she is not looking grabs the dagger Helena left to Natasha (Alexis)!  Later, Carlos, who has been hiding in the waters of the pier, hears Julian who has come to meet him.  Julian hands him cash, but then asks for hug, and then comes the double-cross!  The mobster stabs Carlos!   And let’s just say here and now:  kudos to Jeffrey Vincent Parise for making the wackiness, the desperation, and violent parts of Carlos, and his on the run situations, so palpable.

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The episode also brought back Robin Mattson as crazy Heather Webber.  Franco (Roger Howarth) has come to visit his mother fearing that he is turning back to a dark place since the tumor was removed from his brain, and stemming from the fact that he and Nina (Michelle Stafford) broke up!  He asks his mother for advice, and her advice is …to go big and get between the sheets, if he wants Nina back.

There was also a major wake-up for Alexis and to snap her into reality when her ex-lover, and town mob boss, Sonny (Maurice Benard) came to see her to tell her that she needs to realize that right now that either Julian is helping Carlos out of town, or killing him.

What did you think about the Anna and Duke scenes played by Hughes and Buchanan?  Do you think Julian finally rid the world of Carlos once and for all?  Did you get a kick out of seeing Heather Webber back on your screens? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, but first watch a tender and emotional moment between Anna and Duke below!

 

 

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Michele
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Michele

The Duke and Anna scenes just make me want more. This is how DnA should have been treated all along: like the supercouple that they are. Bring Duke back and let him get to know his son!

Tristan
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Tristan

Please allow me to co-sign your post!!!!!

Tatiana
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Tatiana

Yes please! Beautiful scenes.

Omar
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Omar

Why bring Carlos back, only to kill him again!!?? So stupid..Alexis and Anna were my iconic favorite leading ladies but these writers have just made them poor little flowers dropping peddles and folding their tents The whole Franco/Nina storyline is just pointless..I though Ms Stafford was a great actor, boy was I wrong!! Her portrayal of Nina is boring and robotic at best.. Robin Mattson was the highlight of this boring episode. GH…PLEASE get some new writers..I am on the verge of tuning out!! After 35 years of viewing!! I am been watching since I was 12, and this is… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

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GO HEATHER !!!! 🙂

( Heather & Franco , finally some scenes I won’t be FF….
AND! I won’t fall asleep – IF they are written as they should be written / dark crazy drama!

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

AGREE AGREE AGREE.

Heather wants a baby. I’m sure this will end well!!!! GET ME MORE HEATHER.

Oh, and make Nurse Amy Franco’s sister. After Heather was a nurse once

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

Best part-seeing both Duke and Heather-but not having Duke alive and Anna telling him he has a son(or daughter-lol) was major disappointing because Duke really isnt there-and telling his’spirit’ about Griffen seems totally pointless-funny how Robin isnt around to do her miracle job of bringing Duke back to life?…enough with these murders and the criminal goes unpunished-send Julian away or dont make him a killer…and with all that happens down at the docks you would think there would be security cameras and a regular police foot patrol down there!!!

Shay
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Shay

Yes, jimh…..Wednesday’s show was a true contrast in the sublime and the ridiculous, the former being the ever-exquisite Anna and her Duke, plus, always arcane, yet highly-amusing Heather, whilst the latter remained that constantly nauseating Nina and annoying Alexis. (Exactly what will it take to see less of these two revolting women? Really….) At least Ian Buchanan finally received the swansong that his character so richly deserved….and Robin Mattson’s very welcome return appearance most definitely lead one to wonder what upcoming caper might be on her agenda? She seemed to respond in a most negative fashion to the mention of… Read more »

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

If Heather wants revenge on Lisel-let Heather knock off her niece Nina-PLEASE!!11

Shay
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Shay

Oooh…that would be TRULY sublime, jimh! And if Nina refuses to reunite with Franco as he wishes, that would serve as another great motive for Heather to stifle this useless character…nobody rejects her boy without Big Mama Webber getting her revenge!

grace garcia
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grace garcia

I COMPLETELY agree about those docks, ALSO, WHY haven’t people learned to not talk OUT LOUD when they have a secret!!!

JK
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JK

OMG ARE YOU CORRECT….RIGHT ON…..ITS A JOKE THAT EVERY CRIME SCENE OR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO HIDE GOES TO THE DOCKS!!!! AND NOT ONLY DOES EVERYONE TALK OUT LOUD, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE OVERHEARING THEM…I KNOW ITS A SOAP, BUT THIS GETS TO BE TOO MUCH~~~~

grace garcia
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grace garcia

HAHAHAHA!!! SOOOO true!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I was thinking that’s the ONE loophole they have if they ever want to bring Duke back to life…making him a dream instead of a ghost. Although, much as I love Duke, he was still rather emotionless. Ian seemed like he was doing a dress rehearsal…no body language…and if he said “it doesn’t matter we’re together now” one more time…lol…I kept wondering if he forgot his lines and used that same phrase for filler.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

The Anna and Duke scenes were wonderful. Two amazing actors at the top of their game. Finola Hughes is perfection. Her talent, beauty and brains make her the sexiest actress in all of daytime.

su0000
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su0000

Sick to death with Duke anything — it was overkill and now I don’t care if they both croak..
Alexis and Julian are OK— I like Julian action way over Alexis anything.

2 thumbs up — Carlos and Julian action and throw is Sonny for the good stuff..

2 thumbs down — Anna and Duke ZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZZ.

4 thumbs up — Heather and Franco (hope I am not disappointed again will a big fail)

BTW; Anna has been destroyed, not good for my future viewing of Anna nope..

Rose
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Rose

Su…Still can’t figure why you even bother to watch GH. It never seems to come up to your standards. Maybe your a closet optimist in your own way.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Rose, its like going to eat at the Olive Garden every night for dinner and hating Italian food!

su0000
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su0000

Hi Rose..
I watch for Sonny, Julian, Franco, Ava, Finn, Tracy, just for my favs
I also watch to see just how much worse J&S can become..
I sigh at the lame of even the horribly bad holds its’ kicks to see LOL ..
And– I need to see leadup of the firing of J&S .. lol

there was time that I never FF.. Now I FF through all the lame stuff if I’m still awake… Hate nodding out and missing Carlos .. but while FF I see the frames and know when to stop to see the good stuff ..

su0000
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su0000

I gave Julian and Alexis an OK..
I gave Carlos and Julian action and throw is Sonny 2 thumbs up.
I gave Heather and Franco 4 thumbs up
and Duke & Anna a ZzzzzZZZZZ !
that was my post..
it was quite mild 🙂 and up to standards ,, 🙂

Rose
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Rose

Su..you’re going to love today’s Julian and Carlos on Pier 54. No snooze time…guaranteed. And by the way I like all of you favs as well, but Sonny only sometimes…too much attitude and crimes with no consequences. Add Carlos.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Now we are back to disagreeing, su0000–Julian and Alexis, an OK? NOT! And is the actor playing Julian leaving? He looks constipated and downtrodden! How can they keep a murderer? (I didn’t say that, did I? Oh well, just a rhetorical question! They keep ALL murderers, don’t they? LOL!

Patrick
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Patrick

I haven’t even seen the ep… and i’m crying NICE READ “Duke is touched and overcome. From the subtlety and emotional beats played, it reminded longtime viewers of just how Finola and Ian, dear friends in real life, created a one-of-a-kind on-screen chemistry. ” I miss him, I miss them dang it… he’s a handsome man… and yes… the love magic & STIR of Duke and Anna I will be pissed if Carlos dies… we at least need to see Carlos and Sabrina w/child. I can truly see why fans… are just over the mob king pins…. will Sonny and… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Apropos of nothing: Stop the presses–we now have a bona fide PRIEST on the show–and he is Duke’s son–Hallelujah and AMEN! Someone with a conscience is now a main character on the show! How will the show survive (sarcasm, yes!) THAT”S exactly how it CAN survive. Yes? Oh, YES! 🙂

Marie
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Marie

Ditto Nancy. Ditto.

Rose
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Rose

Loved seeing Anna and Duke together again. It seems both Anna and a Jason entered The Twilight Zone to find the strength and inspiration to “get up.” But what a waste that the previous regime had Duke killed off. When are writers going to stop this with other characters as well? Ahh, Julian and Alexis. Ironic Julian who put out the hit on Duke is doing what Duke wished he hadn’t done…trading happiness for ego. And Alexis…love and need can be blind for just so long…some just can’t change their stripes. And then Julian using Helena’s parting gift and curse… Read more »

lila
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lila

best part was Heather and Carlos.. I’m over Duke and Anna, I couldn’t careless what they do because I find them boring now and if I never see or hear his name again it would be too soon. The writers have made me hate this pair. And I need a break from Anna now.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

No Heather–EVER again! And Franco can go away also. Just bring RH back as another character–it’s NOT like you haven’t done so already!! 🙂

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

Having Julian go full on bad guy was the best most compelling thing I’ve ever seen him Do. Breathed new life into the character. I loved Heather Webber being a mother to her son. Humanizing scene. Heather is best to me when she is a written a flawed human being not just wacko. Anna and Duke was heartbreaking.

Dan
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Dan

Loved the Anna and Duke scenes. It was wonderful seeing Ian Buchanan again and another reminder of how much they really screwed up killing off Duke. Finola Hughes is such an amazing actress, the chemistry she has had with both her leading men over the years, Tristan and Ian, has been such a pleasure to watch. It’s always fun seeing Heather Webber on screen again. Robin Mattson brings the crazy every time. I just hope they don’t have Heather break out of jail for the 800th time. I honestly hope Carlos is dead this time. Jeffrey Vincent Parise did a… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

IF they want Jeffrey Vincent Parise back he should shave and get a haircut and be a good guy and twin brother of Carlos! They did it with Alcazar!

JK
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JK

GREAT IDEA….

Dan
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Dan

Ehhhh, they could go do that, but it’s been done many times before on this show. Luis and Lorenzo Alcazar, Manny Ruiz and then the actor came back as his identical twin brother, a priest. Heck, go all the way back to Kevin Collins and his evil twin brother Ryan. Carlos had a good run on the show, more than most villains get, but I’d be fine if we never saw him again. That’s no disrespect to Jeffrey Vincent Parise, who was very good in the role. I just think it’s time to move on.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I like it! And make HIM a priest also. 🙂

Aria
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Aria

Hate being critical of my GH but here goes,

I do like Franco and Nina but their storyline does suck.
Love Duke too but having him as a ghost pointless.
Love Anna but whoever choreagraphed her fight scene should take a note from the prime time women like Peggy carter or the women from agents of shield.
Carlos the weasel getting stabbed by Julian the weasel priceless, let this be over and done with already it’s dragged on forever. Dukes been dead for a year already so let Carlos finally be gone.

Timmm
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Timmm

“Ghost Duke” is a way to appease the fans and admit they should have NEVER killed him off! He is not alive but the writers want to use a scene where he finds out he has a son even though he is dead! A big time ripoff!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

As I mentioned above I think Duke was meant to be in Anna’s mind…which is good in case they ever choose to bring Duke back. Can’t explain away a ghost but if he’s just in her mind…

Janet Byrnes
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Janet Byrnes

Well well, looks like the iic saw Star wars. .now Julian is as evil as Sonny. The way things are going Carlos was the only one left I wanted to watch. He coul;d be funny, he was bad, but on this show who cares. The actor brought it, and now he is dead, in the drink.what a waste. Julian is now a cold blooded killer also. Does this mean Alexis will be angry ???? She should fall off her high horse. Duke and Anna the actors are great. The characters have no room to talk. both are evil . We… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I love that Julian killed Carlos. I didnt care for him. [The actor is very good!] Julian kills Carlos to save his ASS and does Anna and Paul a weird favor! Speaking of Anna. what a cheap, cheap set of her lying in a freezer “Freezing!” It was great to see Ian as Duke but its such a sad reminder that he should have never been killed off!

Heather and Franco are gold! Goes to show you, even though the character of Franco sucks, put him with the right characters and he is good!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

That “gold” tarnished a long, l-o-n-g time ago!

Timmm
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Timmm

Heather is great in small doses! Roger is great but I NEVER like Freako!

Rodd
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Rodd

I enjoyed this episode for the most part. It was a treat to see Duke again; maybe bittersweet would be a better word since he is dead. But I appreciated getting to see Anna and Duke together one more time. How many us of who have lost a partner wish for that one last conversation? It was touching. Since soaps are partly escapism/fantasy, I disagree with those who felt the scenes were pointless. (See my reason mentioned above.) It was also a treat to see Heather again. RM always brings such life to the screen. The rationale for Franco going… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Rod…I’m with you on all counts. It used to be everyone bumped into each other at Kelly’s…sometimes Pier 54. Now it seems the other way around. Which may explain why there’s been more emphasis on the mob and it’s ripple effects.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I loved Kelly’s–and its atmosphere. And remember when everyone met at the Floating Rib? It’s SHRUNK a lot, hasn’t it?

Melissa
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Melissa

GH has developed this really bad habit of killing people twice — AJ, Duke, Carlos. In each case it has felt pointless and gratuitous.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

AND the audience never comes around to agree with the Twice Killed writing. Ever.

What are they thinking in the writers room? ‘i have a great idea, you know what never works? Killing someone, bringing them back and killing them again!’ (Everyone nods in agreement.) Sooooooo, let’s do that!

Grandma Heather… please make this a Christmas Card

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Tomas…’Grandma Heather’…LOVE IT!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Its lazy writing and then they return from the dead and were supposed to get excited!

PF
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PF

This was a much better episode than Monday’s tiresome homage to the wonderfulness (LOL) of Jason “Mighty Mouse” Morgan. Passanante and Altman should just stop taking pages from the Bob Guza text book of bad soap writing.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You got that right!

Marie
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Marie

I would love to see a Quartermaine-centric Jason Morgan this time around but something tells me that isn’t going to happen. I would love for these writers to prove me wrong.

Tristan
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Tristan

Just 30 seconds of Duke and Anna in that clip has me in tears. Such wonderful actors and such transcendent chemistry. Ruining Duke and then killing him off were two of he biggest blunders by this blunder-filled GH regime. For me, absolutely unforgivable!

Bring back Ian Buchanan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan
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Dan

I co-sign 100%, 1,000%, whatever the biggest number in the universe is, lol! Robin saw Anna and Robert as ghosts back in 1995 when the Stone AIDS story was going on, and they ended up still being alive. So just because we saw Duke as a ghost doesn’t mean they can’t come up with a story to bring him back, if they really wanted to. One of the biggest casting blunders since the previous regime fired Stuart Damon and killed off Alan Quartermaine.

Mister K
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Mister K

I enjoyed seeing Duke back w/ Anna. Thank you to the writers for making it an entire episode not just a quick glimpse. GH is very fortunate to have the character of Anna on canvas. If any of the PTB at GH are reading…please keep giving the character a good story. Thanks!

Alan
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Alan

Wow — Anna told a figment of her imagination that he had a son with a woman off-camera and he was a dad after all. That extra hour of Good Morning America is looking more and more like a reality if GH keeps serving up episodes like this one and Monday’s…

clb
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clb

Top Daytime Emmy Awards (Drama, Actor, Supporting Actor, Younger Actor, Directing) prove that GH is the best but only when Ron is writing the scenes and story-lines. Guess ABC is embarrassed now. Don’t ruin this show!

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

General Hospital has been on fire all week. I have loved every episode from Mon to Thurs and found them all very entertaining. They are having the best week by far out of the remaining soaps.

Spivey Point
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Spivey Point

They need to get some new writers, stat. I thought Jill Farren Phelps was the worst thing to happen to this show. . . I was wrong!

Message to the “new” writers: 1975 called, they want their story lines back. . .

Can you say boring??? What a snore fest!

Nk3play2
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Nk3play2

I agree with you completely Spivey about the writing……. I know Ron Carlivati had his detractors but I can honestly say that even at his absolute worst — I was always interested and I tuned in everyday. I’m getting to the point now where I can barely finish the episodes. Every single story falls completely flat for me personally. Things that would usually sound great on paper, come off extremely lackluster.

BeccaV
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BeccaV

I think they should BRING DUKE BACK. He’s the only match for Anna. She will never love anyone like she loves Duke. They’re a circle.

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Looks like everyone will be on edge this week as Halloween comes to Port Charles.  In the newly-released ABC promo for General Hospital, it reveals that this spooky week of episodes will be a rollercoaster ride, featuring wicked surprises, and killer costumes.

After Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) scolds Franco (Roger Howarth) for having his hand in the candy jar, Anna (Finola Hughes) or is it? … is donning a black witches hat. Jackie (Kim Delaney) is seen opening her door, juxtaposed with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) saying “trick or treat”. But, is he actually at the door of someone else?

Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) asks Ava (Maura West), “Darling, what are you holding behind your back?” That is revealed to be a knife, but is it Ava who truly has the knife?

 

Meanwhile, Jason (Steve Burton) is looking around in the dark.  Elsewhere, Peter is jumpy.  So much so that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) utters, “Looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Add all that to last Friday’s episode of GH where Carly(Laura Wright) thinks she saw Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hand come out of her grave and attack her! Is Nelle (Chloe Lanier) going to be proven to be alive? And if so, will she pop up on Halloween and scare the hell out of Carly?

Watch the promo below, then let us know what you think will happen this week on General Hospital via the comment section.

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Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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