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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Comes Face To Face With Robin In An Episode Filled With Great Performances!

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Monday’s episode of General Hospital was well worth the wait, after our reported review of last Friday’s cliffhanger!

There were some tender moments, and some wonderfully performed scenes from the ensemble cast of the ABC soap opera as Robin finally came face to face and had some words with her beloved father, Robert and then the capper …  at the end of the episode the hankie-filled moment when Anna lays eyes on Robin for the first time in almost two years!

Kimberly McCullough (Robin) showed us why she is still, and will always be that beloved gal that we watched grow up on GH when she uttered, “Daddy!” upon seeing Robert (Tristan Rogers)!  It was a very touching moment for long time GH fans.

We have to give kudos again to the amazing Kathleen Gati  (Dr. Obrecht) who is able to deliver some pretty outrageous dialog, and wonderful one-liners, as she spewing her venom at Anna (Finola Hughes) and Duke (Ian Buchanan) over Faison’s (Anders Hove) obsession with Anna.  And yet we feel and understand in a twisted way, Liesl’s emotional pain!

And how great was Finola Hughes! You got to love Anna Devane and how she undermines the criminals.  It is great to see a woman of such power on soap operas!  In another hankie-filled moment, Anna tells Duke, after they have finally got Dr. O tied up and out of the way, that Robin is alive.   Duke tells Anna to go find her, which sets up the final moments of the episode when Anna sees Robin!

Anthony Geary (Luke) showed why he once again is one of the finest actors, if not the finest in the genre!  In his showdown scene with Faison, Luke recalled the horror and pain that Faison caused his family by brainwashing Lucky and turning him against him and Laura  …  and for what he has done to Robert, Anna and Robin.  Geary said it all in his eyes, before he attempted to shoot Faison.

A couple of our favorite lines of the day: Anna calling Obrecht, in a turn of the tables, “You stupid cow” and when Michael Saucedo, who returned as Juan Santiago,  told Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that he married a wonderful woman named, “Becky!”  That was a very cute nod by the writing team on Michael and Becky’s real life relationship.

Patrick (Jason Thompson) got an earful from Ava Jerome played by the electric Maura West.  Ava tells him that Robin is alive, and Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) also had a nice moment when Juan showed up with her mother’s wedding dress which meant so much to Sabrina.  And … there’s still more drama to come in the days ahead!

So, what was your favorite moment from yesterday’s episode of GH? Was it Robin coming face to face with Anna?  What performance stood out to you?  Let us know!

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Joshua
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Joshua

SPOILER MUCH?

Haven’t watched yet. Am still on the 11/21 show on OnDemand. Looks excellent, though.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Not a spoiler if the episode has already aired. This discusses Monday’s episode. If you don’t want to know plot points, why seek out articles discussing future episodes beyond what you’ve seen?

Finally
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Finally

I agree Kansas, can’t expect people to pause and wait for those behind to catch up…. with the exception of weekends and holidays, GH airs daily….so oh well. I agree those individuals behind in viewing shouldn’t be online spoiling our discussion.

Anyway, it was a beautiful reunion with Anna,Robert and even Duke. I liked how they kept Duke (hopeless romantic) behind to coach Robin into following her heart and trying to stop that wedding.

Jeffery McGraw
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Jeffery McGraw

Credit goes to everyone involved, especially the writers Jean Passanante and Suzanne Flynn. They really wrote to the core strengths of the actors and should be commended. I have no doubt this week will elevate GH to ratings gold. Kathleen Gati is enormously talented. I wish she could stick around in PC forever.

TinaP
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TinaP

Simple put the look on Anna’s face when she first sees Robin. Finola Hughes does not need to speak a word her facial expressions do all the talking. Tuesday’s episode even better than what I expected. Anna & Robin reunited how can it get any better than that on GH!

Omar
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Omar

Would love to see Kathleen Gati paired with Robin Mattson..It will be hysterical and delicious to watch..Like a Thelma and Louise kind of thing.

heidi
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heidi

Agree completely… would be interesting to see Heather, Dr. O and Faison in the same mental ward sort of like when Lucy, Heather and Todd were in ther together. Heather could show Dr. O and Faison how she breaks out and the three could have adventures in PC regularly… that would be fun!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Shay and i were discussing the same thing a few threads ago…happy others want the same thing!!!

Shay
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Shay

Great minds think alike, Heidi and Omar….just discussed this very idea with jimh on the previous post. What endless opportunities there would be for the “Demented Duo” to get into all sorts of unsavory situations with the “BLT Queen!” Although Faison will most likely have to come and go from the GH canvas, given Anders Hove’s foreign base of operation, the “Glorious Gati” as “Dr. O.” is the real (and most realistic) keeper. No matter the circumstances, that glittering gem of criminality, corruption and cold-hearted calculation MUST remain in Port Charles. Karaoke night at the Miscavage anyone????

heidi
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heidi

Agree great minds think alike… and if we are lucky maybe RC and/or his writing team will read this and other threads and get some great ideas!!! Jimh and Shay and others have had some very clever story line ideas! The possibilities are endless. Anders did say in his interview… that he would welcome coming back for more fun!

Shay
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Shay

One can certainly hope that those in charge have read our suggestions and (in response to our clamorous requests) will devise a clever ploy to make Kathleen Gati a permanent Port Charles fixture. Her brilliantly brutal “Mutta” has won her the most loyal and enthusiastic following that has been seen on GH in many moons! I cannot fathom a future without at least the promise of her character on the canvas, such has been her incredibly indelible impression as GH’s fiercely flawed, yet beloved, supervillain, “Dr. O.!” Along with Anders Hove, she has created the most crazy-creepy couple ever! Long… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

GH has been really good whenever the Scorpios are on, Carlivati has done a great job. That flashback of Anna&Robin’s reunion in the Asian Quarter, just as Robin&Anna see each other again, WOW, RC really seems to have his pulse on what the fans want to see. I’m a blubbering wreck after today’s show, Scorpio family group hug? What a moment! I was even happy to see Duke enter the scene, ’80s nostalgia. GH is the best it’s been since its ’80s heyday. Loving it.

heidi
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heidi

Agree completely… Maddie Hayes… love the Scorpios!!!

ricardo
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ricardo

i cried so much yesterday, with robert and robin scorpio. i had a lump on my throat. this was worth the wait. general hospital sure did a wonderful job with the storyline. i will watch todays episode with robin and anna. just to mention no general hospital thursday or friday, due to the holiday thanksgiving. i hope they keep dr. o. i love her so much. i want her to sing again. she is a terrific actress, and the lady can sing. lol.

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

Phenomenal…Tristan…Finola…Kimberly…Ian…Katleen…love GH it has been so good!!!!!

Maria V
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Maria V

There’s no better duo on all of daytime than Anna and Robin. So happy that Tristan Rogers and Kimberly were both able to come back to do this story which was well-done and emotional but never over the top. Finola is the Queen. Nothing else to be said!

Terri
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Terri

What could get better than an Anna and Robin reunion is the mother daughter reunion with Robin and Emma and when Patrick sees her!

heidi
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heidi

I loved it all!!! My favorites were of course with Robin and Robert… Robin, Robert and Anna… Anna and Dr. O and Duke… Luke and Faison… Where is Nickolas and will somebody please get him back upstairs!!! I too liked the line that Juan said to Liz about his wife Becky. I liked that at the end of Ava and Patrick’s conversation he was looking at his wedding picture and thinking could Robin really be alive… YES!!! Lots of great moments but the ending was the very best!!! Can’t wait to see Robin and Anna… hope they sort of run… Read more »

missellie
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missellie

F Hughes should absolutely win an emmy this year!

ricardo
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ricardo

i agree finola should win this year. she wasnt nominated last year, that was not right. she is a wonderful actress.

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Michael Fairman, do you know why you’re a genius? Because after watching a show like today’s, there’s nothing better than reading about it and reliving it again with others that love it as much as we do!

brian
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brian

Yes, completely agree with Jenny, well said.

heidi
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heidi

Well said and totally agree Jenny!!!

Charday
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Charday

Everyone you mention in this article is why I watch and enjoy GH. So please, more of this bunch, and less of Kiki, Franco, Sonny, and Carly.

missellie
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missellie

I wholeheartedly agree with you!

Alicia
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Alicia

Absolute perfection, that’s Finola Hughes. Where else can a soap fan watch two actresses who have the kind of relationship Finola and Kimberly have get to work such great scenes? Kudos to GH for getting Kimberly and Tristan back for this really amazing story.

Shay
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Shay

Today was simply amazing with the Anna-Robin reunion….totally heartwarming, as was the special moment when Duke arrived. Just wonderful. Also must give credit to Britt for her strong performance with both Brad and Patrick….how torturous it was that she could not reveal the truth to Drake Jr. about his wife! You know she desperately wanted to spill…I know I desperately wanted her to spill! This silly Sappy stuff just has to be scrapped…it has gotten beyond stupifying!!! The past few days all of her prenuptial nonsense has been laid on so thick you could cut it with a knife. Enough… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

I’ve said it before and I will keep sayin it. When the show can be this good by focusing in beloved characters….when will this show end its fascination with Sonny?? When sonny is not on…I lovw he show. When he is on, his misogynistic, self-pityong, hypocritical, greasy murdering thug persona just drains the show of life and ruins it for me. This is a character who has been responsible for countless deaths, has shot his own son at point blank range, threatened to murder the mother of his child, and countless other crimes. He recently also begrudgingly agreed not to… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I really like Sonny..
He is part of the cornerstone of GH, and MB is a great actor and owns the complicated Sonny character..
MB has put half his life or more into Sonny/GH and he has many fans, I’m one!!!
I hope Sonny goes out when GH goes out, that they go out together!!
Sonny is a character that brings in the dark side and yet is a family pansy, and when he loves he loves fully!!

LOVE SONNY !!!!

Jeff
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Jeff

and the pining for Jason needs to stop, too. He was reduced to a henchman with a heart of gold. Please.

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
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Jeffrey Jonas Moree

I thought it was well done.

Robin
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Robin

Favorite moment. Hands down. Anna seeing Robin. Finola once again knocked it out of the park with her stellar acting. Finola and Kimberly are the best together. They don’t even have to speak. Everything is seen in their eyes!

Lauren
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Lauren

You are spot on about Finola Hughes, she in incomparable! What she does with words written on a page is just amazing.

aria
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aria

love the entire episode everyone was awesome!

Liz
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Liz

Just thinking about it I start to cry. OMG I can not wait for Patrick and Emma to see her and Mac and I could go on and on . What a great day for GH

boes
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boes

Yep, Robin and Robert and Anna – simply superb. GH doesn’t get any better than that.

Mark
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Mark

This show is so good when the vets are on I can’t say it enough. I love the show but somedays I want to hit the ff button.

Rodd
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Rodd

GH is such an excellent show with an embarrassment of talent both in front of and behind the scenes. I am often swept away by what they manage to accomplish on that show day after day. No one will even put down the actors and production talent on a soap to me because I’ve witnessed their efforts for decades. No movie actor or prime time actor or production team comes close to producing what daytime does. I am proud to be a soap fan and to watch GH!

Rory B
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Rory B

Amazing scenes Monday and Tuesday. Finola Hughes is the finest actress on daytime. She can do so much with one look. She elevates all her scenes. Her reunion with Robin was perfection. I wish we could keep TR because the Scorpio-Devane family, although small is a classic in daytime.

Jenny
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Jenny

So much I loved-Anna’s look when she saw Robin, Duke seeing Robin all grown up and alive,..but if I had to pick my fav moment it was Robin and Robert’s reunion… Her calling him Daddy and “my hero” got me specially the my hero because when I heard those words my mind flashed back to that heart-wrenching morgue scene where Robert broke down, hallucinating Robin saying to him “Where were you Daddy? You were my hero!…..” Of all the moments of Robin’s “death” that got to me more than any and hearing Robin call Robert “Daddy” and “my hero” was… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Just watched Tuesday’s episode… and the scenes with Anna… Robin… Robert and Duke were perfection! At the beginning with Anna and Robin and Robert… I would have liked to not have the interruptions of the other storylines until they were in each other arms… but when we had those three on the screen… it was gold!!! The expressions were sheer perfection! I will be watching that over and over! Well done Finola, Kimberly and Tristan!!! Well done everyone at GH!!! The Scorpio’s are the best!!!

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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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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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‘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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