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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Reveals Herself To Her Secret Son; Finola Hughes Delivers Power Performance!

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If you watched last week’s episodes of General Hospital, you know that the truth finally came to light.  Port Charles knows that Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is actually Henrik Faison.

In the scenes where Peter aka Henrik and his bio-mother Anna (Finola Hughes) have a showdown on the pier, Henrik wants to shoot Anna thinking she’s trying to dupe him into believing she is his mother.  He is in for the shock of his life when Anna reveals that she actually is! This comes to light as Jason (Steve Burton) finds Anna and Henrik together, and wants to kill Henrik for his role in keeping Jason captive for five years.  Anna doesn’t want Jason to harm her son.

As Finn (Michael Easton) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) all envelop the scene, it is Finola Hughes who once again this week turns in yet another power performance as the emotionally overwrought, guilt-ridden mother, who must face the consequences of her actions with a son who despises her.  Add to that, the lies that she told to her family and friends, and the ramifications of what to do next now that Henrik wants no part of her, and this story point gave Hughes some material to sink her teeth into.

Later, in an emotional scene with Finn, Anna doesn’t understand how she missed all the clues that Peter, who was hiding in plain sight in Port Charles, was actually Henrik.  She finally confesses that is why she pushed Finn away from any romantic entanglement. Then, in a painful recall, Anna explains her past with Cesar Faison, and how she gave up their baby.  She never tracked the baby over the years, and she thinks, if she had, maybe his life would have been different.

In a major showdown, Anna storms into Valentin’s (James Patrick Stuart) screaming at him that she almost shot her own son tonight!  She accuses Valentin of setting this all in motion, because he despises her, and he deliberately gave Peter to Cesar, and put him in the nefarious villain’s path.  Valentin confesses it gave him leverage over her. Anna is outraged that she handed a child to a “monster.” Valentin claims he has been haunted by his decisions his whole life.

All in all, whether you like the story turn …don’t like a rewrite of history … whether you’re on board with the story, (and many fans have not been) … Finola Hughes continues to show why she is one of the finest actresses of this genre, or any other.  Hughes plays Anna vacillating between emotional mother, tough agent, while displaying a vulnerability. And let’s be real … is there anyone stronger than Anna Devane?

So, did you think Finola delivered this week’s Power Performance?  Comment below.

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Celia
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Celia

Personally, I am not on board with this story. I am not in-like with Anna or Finn, as they are being written. Perhaps, I am the only one, but, this plot, story, whatever, is not interesting. I do not like Peter….I’d rather have Faison back. The only consolation is Robert, and Drew…..watching Scorpio in action is a plus….and I want Drew to get his memory back. And, speaking of passe’ actors, how about Laura and Liesl? I want them back….to be honest, more so than Anna….unless her persona goes back to its original form….or at least, the way she was… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

SHUCKS – it’s too much. just after seeing the “thread” how GH has FALLEN to last and/or 4th. the new FEATURE @GH. Drew will align himself with Andre.. and do what it takes to get his memory back. STAT : every since DREW left Sam… he has become MORE watchable… and INTERESTING.. I love his camaraderie with Oscar. his RELAXED mode with Kim. it’s all systems go, isn’t it ? GAWD : I am truly sick of Alexis by now. why does that not happen… because I enjoy seeing her stupid ?!?! ONCE AGAIN she disses Julian… he shows up… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Patrick, Anna is one of my favorite characters but I don’t like her in this story at all. If you told me a year ago I would be fast forwarding through her stories, I would have told you that you’re crazy. And now she’s suddenly in protective Mama bear mode over this cretin? I don’t buy the story, it’s not character driven and it’s full of more holes than Sponge Bob. And I am sorry as I know I am in the minority but I just don’t feel that Parking lot Peter is strong enough of an actor to rise… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

harry : thanks for posting… I can’t always be debby downer.. after all .. on any given day… the doling of nuggets every now and then… surprise. I like.. and even appreciate the light hearted juxtapose… with both Alexis and Finn. as I’ve posted.. since GH MUST have these characters in our orbit.. then so be it… I’m just GLAD and even surprised that posts have shared that these two have something. flesh that out more. if posts cannot see JUlian and Alexis; AND think Anna and Finn have something… argh! as you posted.. ie: Heinrick w/Robert. no point… WOAH.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

forgot to add. however, one finds Alexis character.. be it fiction or otherwise… I hate the virtuoso… Alexis ! have some FUN. any way.. I hated the way Ava … groveling back to Griffin… still love the comment from Scotty awhile back… wanted Ava to go out with him for dinner and drinks… Lamented.. Griffin has no personality. Roared. so she shows up naked. I don’t know if Griffin went all the way… as just last night he bedded Kiki. retread.. coming from Ava being stung

Harry
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Harry

Patrick, Celia and dmr, we seem to be on the same page here. Griffin is a weak character. He puts on an this pious act and yet, he seems morally challenged. He was a priest when he slept with Nathan’s first wife, Claudette. And now, because he split a whole bottle of champagne with Kiki he jumps into bed with her? Not only can he not hold his liquor, he can’t keep his zipper up. When you couple his morally corrupt behavior with his uppity, pious and judgmental character, what you have is a weak character with not much of… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Great post, Patrick!!

dmr
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dmr

Harry, I agree. Parking Lot Peter does not have the acting “chops” to pull of this storyline. That point is proven when he is in scenes with actors such as Tristan Rogers. Wright’s boyfriend acts creepy like Norman Bates while reading Shakespeare. He’s just awful.

Celia
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Celia

Oh, how I agree, Harry!! What’s the point of repeating things over and over again? An effort in futility, I say….so, go with the flow? And, who says you’re in the minority? How does a mother ( Anna) suddenly become obsessively protective of a child of whom she did not even know the gender of said child? Wouldn’t she have confided in someone? Too out there in space somewhere. I’m glad we both saw Alexis’ vulnerability…..it took me a few years, but, I really, really like her. I finally got into her head. I’ve always liked Nancy, but Alexis, sans… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

And, again, Patrick, I must salute you! Your commentary to Valentini on Carly and Sonny are insightful and spot on!

KM Chiz
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KM Chiz

I wholeheartedly agree. I’ve always been a Finola Hughes fan and will forever be. I love the character of Anna Devane and struggle to find any enjoyment with the current storyline. However, I can’t deny how absolutely fantastic Finola’s performances have been and for that reason alone I have developed an appreciation for GH’s decision to take us down this dark and twisted path.

Patrick
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Patrick

A – N – Y ; drama ; that could have ensued ; between Anna and SON… has spiraled… LAY blame on Valentin. WITH all the cards stacked up ; for Wes Ramsey. 1. he’s the one who “rescued” Jason. Faison ordered him to kill Jason… alas, Jason was institutionalized and drugged. YAWN 5 years later (etc… etc… etc ) guess we have to read the book on all of his trials and tribulations… I need a hero… I wonder if he’s good in bed blah blah blah… thereby each character … that coulda woulda shoulda went at it with… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Laura Wright has to make him look good and successful. He was an out of work actor, dropping her off at work, when he got the job-in the parking lot. It’s embarrassing. She’s 47. Now, she has him on every GH Fantasy Event bill. He’s 40, never been married, no children. He’s wet behind the ears to say the least, and needed a job.

Harry
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Harry

I have heard of stage mothers but stage girl friends?

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

“stage girl friends”: HYSTERICAL!!!

On a weird tangent, something I have wondered about and now finally put into print: is it at all possible that the character name “Peter August” is a nod to the wonderful Peter Taylor character who had an affair with the great Augusta McLeod character in the 1970s? I personally suspect it’s coincidental as the 1970s are largely forgotten by TPTB. But for this long-ago viewer, it’s a comforting thought…

Shay
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Shay

Greetings, Gentleman James! I found your “tangent” anything but “weird!”…CeeCee and I have often surmised upon such matters, speculating over esoteric meanings in what the GH writers concoct…it is a tantalizing notion and harmless fun! Alas, I do believe we give them far too much credit….the main aspects of the show’s storylines are barely coherent these days, hence I fail to see where any spare ounce of imagination could be afforded to the minute details. As for the “Peter August” name, I recall a particular lively conversation where Celia and I opined that it could have been derived from ancient… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Who CARES what his personal life is?! He’s an actor! Either like the character or not, but I don’t think whether he’s been married or not in real life is crucial to story! ABC is a major network and soaps are a dying genre which are struggling to survive. I doubt they said, “hey, Laura’s got a new boyfriend. He’s got some experience. Met him in the parking lot. Think we should hire him and develop a really big story around him?” Ya? Okay, let’s do it!” You may not like Wes but he was on soaps for years. He… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

They need to end the Peter/Henrik story pronto but it seems to be never ending. They need to sign on Tristan Rogers and promote the hell about the real return of Robert Scorpio, WSB agent hero and give him a story which doesn’t SUCK! “If you build it, the people will come.” Field of Dreams.
I can only hope the real bas ass, Dr Oberet, kills Peter.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I can hardly remember a time when people weren’t griping about stories. I truly am amazed that some of you keep watching. I’m not telling anyone NOT to watch, that would only hurt me and other viewers who actually like the show. It’s amazing how differently we see characters, actors, stories. But typical. Look at how differently we see Trump or any other public figure, which is why the country will always be divided and so will our opinions of actors, their abilities, the characters they play, etc. But since we go around in redundancy I’ll add MY redundant comment:… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Correction…would rather stay silent

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Great post, rebecca1!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Abruzz you silent lurker, you! You always just pop up; I guess you “stop in”, 🙂 when you have the time. If you really want to get out the popcorn go to the Madonna/Aretha tribute page.. That’ll keep you riveted!

Hope all’s great with you; I think GH has been really good (though I’m still willing Carly back to Ferncliff.)

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Hey Rebecca! I pop in here and there! Thanks for pointing out that post. What a hoot!! Bahhwwaaahhaa! You did good – as usual – fighting the good fight!!!

Changing the subject – Who do you think will be Nina’s daughter? Can’t wait for that story – finally! L8tr!

rose
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rose

Rebecca1…I just caught up with this comment. Very good post.

Shay
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Shay

@Rose….I’ll say this much….at least when we have our “conversations,” we respectfully express our opposing views and then graciously move on until next we meet…and I appreciate that! It certainly beats calling in the reinforcements to back up the personal bile that some cannot seem to abandon.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

You really need to check yourself. There is NO ONE on this site who is as offensive as you. And though you have tried to rile YOUR “reinforrcements” I FEEL your disappointment when they won’t join in the “fun” that you so sorely miss. Whether it’s the three day “bash” or the Alexis drama…or mocking my humor with james and jimh on the Colonel Sanders thread..it IS YOU who cannot control herself.

Get on board or keep trying to reinvigorate animosity. I have no doubt you’ll choose the latter; you don’t seem able to control yourself.

rose
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rose

Shay…A place we can agree…I don’t know if you have heard of this, but on NBC news this morning they had a story about one of our favorites, Maggie Smith, and her friends Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright. They have come out in a film called “Tea With the Dames” where they are having a girls day to share stories at Joan’s “house,” she at one time shared with “Larry.” Now just to find where it is showing.

Connie
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Connie

Yes she did

ChenJade3
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ChenJade3

Amazed at some of the comments below, how did “did you think Finola delivered this week’s Power Performance?” become so personal about the actor who plays Peter? Some of the comments I’m sorry, are downright ugly. I’ll answer the question at hand YES Finola did deliver, she delivered in spades! Like the story or not, Finola made it all worth watching, powerful does not even come close to describing it, for me she was amazing. She brings Anna to life each and every time she’s on screen. Love Finola and yes I still love Anna Devane.

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Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Will Happen When Port Charles Finds Out What Happened to Jason? (PROMO)

This week on ABC’s General Hospital look for the news of Jason (Steve Burton) being buried under the rubble in the cave explosion on Cassadine Island to have a ripple effect for his family and loved ones.

In the latest promo, Drew (Cameron Mathison) looks to deliver that news to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and her new beau, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Then, Anna (Finola Hughes) delivers Jason’s fate to Sonny (Maurice Benard) as food goes a-flying! Finally, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) has the task to report to Carly (Laura Wright) what happened to Carly’s bestie and almost husband!

How will Carly get through losing Jason and as she gets closer to the truth that Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Sonny had a romantic past and lingering feelings for each other, while the two were in Nixon Falls?  Will it all be too much for her to bear?

What will happen with Sam, now that Jason is gone, Drew is back ,and she is a new relationship with Dante?

Then, who will become Sonny’s hitman with no Jason around?  These are major questions left to be answered with the departure of the character of Jason from the GH canvas.

So, let us know what you think the fallout will be when Jason’s loved ones learn what happened to him? Do you think GH plans to recast the role, given that the pandemic is not going away anytime soon? Let us now via the comment section, but first check out ‘said’ ABC promo below.

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Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

Photo: Podcast One

Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

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