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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!!!

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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