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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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You heard it here first, from the Devil myself!!

Truthfully, this is what they should have done with Howarth in the first place, since Valentini insisted on bringing him along for the ride when he and his former sidekick ReRon killed off OLTL. Bring him in as a new character. Revive a long lost branch of the Quartermaine family tree? Sure, why not? And with the rumors of Drew Cain’s impending return (albeit in a form that a lot of mortals ain’t going to like very much) it seems about the right time to throw in another battle over the Quartermaine family business.

Todd Manning never belonged on GH, and the attempt to turn a dead serial killer (Franco) into a hero & family man – especially using the excuses of a brain tumor, magic DVDs attempting to rewrite what we actually saw the REAL Franco do on screen – followed by 666 failed “redemption” storylines. The one thing Frodd could have done to truly redeem himself would be taking out Whiny Heiny, and…well, we all know what happened there. Now the two of them are stuck together on dragon stable cleaning duties down here in Hell.

And meanwhile, our old friend ReRon is trying to do the same thing with another serial killer on Days right now, and it’s working just as well. Can’t wait for Ben’s “brain tumor” excuse….

On the subject of lost Quartermaine relatives though…. has anybody noticed how much Val the Bastard’s bodyguard Yuri resembles Grant Putnam and his Russian doppleganger, Grant Andrews??

Could be a coincidence, as these bodyguard types rarely are involved in storylines all that much… but the Russian Grant was married to Celia Quartermaine. It’s not out of the question that they could have a son with a Russian name like “Yuri”

I’m all for giving the devil his due, even if your shtick is well past its prime. You did call this quite a while ago.

Frank and Ron did not kill OLTL, that blame falls entirely on Brian Frons. Ratings for OLTL were up (and higher than GH) at time of cancellation. A stronger brand and LA production made GH to one to be saved.

Interesting theory about Yuri. It’s been years since we last saw Alice, so having an employee in Monica’s house (that Alan gave to her) is refreshing.

They’re playing a bit with timelines as Charity was quite older than Jimmy Lee and probably past child bearing age. Austin is supposed to be a few years younger than Jason based on when Jimmy Lee left PC, but once again, age doesn’t matter on soaps.

But remember, Jimmy Lee was only on the show for about 3 years, so he could have had children already that we didn’t know about or had them after he left.

I’m not sure why the show chose to make Charity the mother. That relationship never seemed right.

It’s hard to keep ages straight with all the SORASing over the years. I think they have back-dated Jason’s birth to 1974 (believe I saw that on a headstone sometime when he was presumed “dead” between 2012 – 2014 when Drew showed up in his place)

So if you applied that same timetable to Jimmy Lee’s time in Port Charles, that would coincide about right with Austin’s age, presuming he would have been born within a year or so of Jimmy Lee & Charity moving to Pawtuck (where ever the Hell that is)

I agree with most of what you said except I did like the tumorless Franco. No matter how he got that way, he turned into a wonderfull husband, step- father, son and friend. Austin will certainly be different and I hope he measures up to the Franco we loved and still miss .I read on another site the question of who might be Austin’s new love interest. My money is on Olivia. She sure is in no hurry to get back with Ned. Maybe swapping out one Q grandson for another will be the change she needs. As far as Yuri goes, he’s got to be someone, your supposition is as good as any.

I think Austin will be involved with Ava

I hiope not. I absolutely love Ava & Nic and I can’t believe that the writers have already put them in a situation to divorce. Nic seems broken up about it; Ava just goes along her merry way. I love Ava but I’m not thrilled with the writing for her lately. She barely cried for Julian and now she’s kinda okay with Avery back at Carly’s and her and Nic’s split. What is up with that!!!! Nic & Ava were great yet had barely begun. I’m not so sure the writers are going to put them Humpty Dumpty back together again..

Please no!! The sexual chemistry between Ava and Nikolas is breathtaking!!

Violet, let him get with ANYONE, even BrookLynn (though I suspect she & Chase will pair up since Willow has taken the “Michael Makes Me Stupid” pill that DOZENS of other gals have swallowed). ANYONE for Austin, that is, but Sam the Snooze. She and Dante belong together; they can take turns putting each other to sleep.

Don’t know if you will see this.Everything is so old, not many places to post recent things. Saw something about Austin showing interest in Maxi, don’t know how I feel about that, but he has been very friendly towards her since delivering her baby.

I can live with him playing a Q, but I’d rather have Franco back. Maybe this Q will last longer than the others. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Being a Q is a great story for Austin and Drew

I’ll be giving this story a chance, as I like Roger Howarth’s acting. But that teenage skateboarder haircut has GOT TO GO!

Love his look his is on style

He looks like he lost about 20 pounds during his time away. He looks really good. I don’t even really mind the haircut, it kind of suits the personality they have shown thus far. Not all men in their 50’s can pull that off.

Roger looks great for close to 53.

I love lean and sinewy but Roger looks too thin to me. And pale. I think he could do with a few pounds and some more energy. His mellow Franco and now mellow Austin is grating on my nerves. I need some Todd-esque fire back.

Though you have to admit it’s not nearly as ridiculous as the horrible bleach job he had when he first showed up as Frodd.

Ha, ha. Can just see him going up and down the halls of GH on his board.

You are totally right about the haircut. Does not do him any justice at all. One of the most clever actors around though. He can do it all. I am hoping that this character will show Rodger’s great sense of humour and timing.

I saw Roger in a commercial a few yrs. ago (maybe a car commercial?) and his hair was so neat, it made him really attractive looking. This hair is just ruining him and hard to take his character seriously, with the young haircut that is awful at best.

So right, Lulu. I remember even co-star Billy Miller (oh, how I miss him) saying that RH has incredible hair. Of course, Billy does, too. But Roger has an ample size face and head so he NEEDS his hair to balance his features. Does anyone remember him as Paul Ryan on ATWT? Talk about awesome hair…long and gorgeous. Rather like Chase has now.

Did I miss the pony tail before today? What the hell, but I don’t know what to think of this guy. I miss Franco. This Austin is so hard to take seriously,because he is so weird.

Dear Violet, I agree. I’m not sure WHAT RH is playing yet. So far, I echo BrookLynn’s sentiment to not trust him. The pony tail ALONE is reason enough to be suspicious. He’s gone from teenage skateboarder to 70s roadie for no apparent reason. Not getting him yet.. And I don’t like the way he looks at Chase, almost like he’s faking his injury. Sure, what gorgeous 20-something who’s madly in love with his girl and his job wouldn’t rather hang out in a wheelchair?! Not computing.


Austin still is very much a mystery to me. Today, at the B.D party he only saw Chase take a couple of steps and then he has him walk all the way to the gatehouse. How did he know that Willow went there in the first place?
After her mother left, she just stepped outside quickly and shut the door. Even though he’s not shy about asking questions, he seems to know a lot more than you’ld expect. Poor Chase, I hope he doesn’t have to find out about Willow and Michael this way. Also I’m more than ready for Nina and Sonny to come back. I can’t stand seeing Carly and Jason as a couple, and God forbid he doesn’t agree with everything she says.

So far I way prefer Roger as Austin. And I like it when they shake up the Q’s. I never liked how GH writers kept trying to find a fit for Roger as Franco. Probably because I really disliked the original Franco character, as well as James Franco, the actor who played him. Maybe because he played him so convincingly creepy. And also because of things I have heard about him. Would be interesting if Austin ends up being the doctor who can help with Phylis’s hubby’s heart condition, thus possibly bringing “Mike” to Port Charles.

It’s time for SONNY MAURICE to come back!!! A secret that nds to come out and this will b some DRAMA!!! I can’t wait!!!

No. Please. GH has been so much better Sonny-free. If only he could remember and tell Carly they’re both moving to Nixon Falls…

I don’t know why there two are regarded as omnipotent—and the epitome of the exemplary human being. Perfect example of oxymorons personified.

Celia (and Zenith), I echo your sentiments! “oxymorons personified” — indeed! Emphasis on “morons!”

And there are many viewers (and former viewers) who feel the same way…

Oh, James!!–simply put? Between you and me? Oh, yuck—the kissing !! I want to throw up each time I see bashful ( looks ridiculous) Sonny act the playful, childish suitor, “Kicking his can all over the place”—thing is, he’s way passed his prime—-time to play “kick the bucket”——Carly?—Ahh, well—her head is so swelled—walks in perpetual delusion—-time to walk the plank.
Let’s get a little bit real—
Aside—-never realized how beautiful the actress who plays Willow’s mother is!!!

Why Austin? Then what was the reason they brought Terry back ? She is an oncologist

You may be on to something…. why did Lenny’s health crisis suddenly change from a heart problem to cancer? Obviously he’s going to need a “world class oncologist” to help him out, and while conventional wisdom would suggest that NY Methodist might have such a person on staff, inevitably somebody is going to suggest that the best oncologist for the job is one Dr. Terry Randolph of Port Charles General Hospital.

Hey, as long as it gets Sonny back home, and Terry more screen time, it’s all good.

Carolyn…Good point. But then bringing back Roger as Austin from being Franco was a real soap opera stretch as well.

I am so mixed up. Have they ever said what Austin’s specialty is? Iam not liking his interactions with Ava and also Britt the other day was weird.

I do not believe that he (or anybody else) has mentioned exactly what type of doctor he is. If he was working as a “country doctor” in a small town, he was probably a general practitioner. But GH doesn’t hire a lot of GPs, so presumably he applied for a gig in one specialty. Since Monica was fired by Cyrus the Virus, and has since taken a new gig as the hospital CEO, I don’t think there’s been any cardiologists on staff. Aside from random day players, maybe?

You are probably right. Terri is an Oncologist, Portia is Chief of Internal Med.,that leaves Austin as Cardiologist.Iam trying to figure out who’s hands Lenny will fall into when he finally arrives at GH, and I think we all know he will.
BTW, who do you think took Peter out of the freezer, dead or alive? Would love to hear your theories on this mystery.

What’s so great about Michael Easton and Roger Howarth that you kill them off and bring them back as another character ? I guess I must be missing something just like Steve Burton character follows Sonny and Carly around like a little puppy dog.

Obviously your not a fan of Michael or Roger I followed them from OLTL. As far as Jason he is a lost puppy whom will never be the big cheese on gh because Maurice will never leave. Too bad though

I totally agree! You said that perfectly!

Nope it has nothing to do with being a fan it is absolutely nothing against the actors . Soaps have always done oh gosh you have to be kidding but the same face for three characters for RH and how many for ME all I am saying is if you like the actor which obviously FV does then why kill them off and like whiplash bring them back? Don’t kill them off to begin with!

Or more to the point, why not bring them in as the new character the first time, instead of trying to keep the zombie corpse of OLTL feeding off of General Hospital. Neither Todd Manning or John McBain had any business in being Port Charles. And rebranding Todd as Frodd was an even bigger mistake. Didn’t really mind Silas Clay all that much, but to kill off Silas and bring on Finn seems pointless, as the characters were basically the same.

I just want to point out that if he is Charity and Jimmy Lee’s son he would be no more than 34 years old and Roger Howarth is 52! Of course there is SORASing, that could account for it!

I originally thought he might be a resurrected A.J. or maybe Monica’s child who had died in childbirth (I think Monica and Rick Webber’s child?) in yet another the baby didn’t really die reveal. But eventually I figured out he must be Jimmy Lee Holt’s child, with some sort of claim on the Q’s fortune (the missing will maybe being in his possession?).

Anyway, I sense that Roger is having a difficult time with this role so far, but he had difficulty going from Todd to Franco initially and he eventually got the hang of the new role and excelled in it. I think Roger’s problem is that the writing has been thin so far but here’s hoping that the talented and best writers in daytime – Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten – will start to write more interesting material for Roger to dig into and create much more interest in this new character!

I believe he is Alan’s Son and was raised by Jimmy Lee. Great part for Roger

It really bothers me that characters are still mentioning Franco’s name and yet there’s a man walking around town with Franco’s face and no one even mentions it. I think GH missed a golden opportunity by playing the story out this way.

My story idea: it would have made much more sense for the other characters to recognize Austin and think he was Franco. Then, the twist could have been that Austin is Franco’s twin, and Franco was in fact a Quartermaine after all. The story could have been that when Jimmy Lee Holt and Heather Webber were conspiring to steal the Q fortune, they had an affair that birthed twins – one ended up with Jimmy Lee & Charity Gatlin, and the other ended up with Betsy Frank.

As for the DNA test that proved Scott was Franco’s father, they could have said that Heather doctored the results (wouldn’t be the first time!) to keep Franco away from the Q family so that her secret love children with Jimmy Lee could have been kept secret. Or, she doctored the results hoping that having no connection to Jason would end Franco’s obsession with him once and for all.

I really wish they didn’t pull the whole “same actor, new character” schtick so close to Franco’s death, and when they had a much more sensible story right in front of them. At least with Michael Easton, they waited a year from Silas’ death before re-introducing him as Finn.

And to add the cherry on top of the cake, Peter’s death should have been a whodunit murder story, and Heather could have been the culprit. It would have made perfect sense story wise and would have been a great twist. But GH bungled that story opportunity too. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see how Austin blends with his new family!

Steve Bond aka Jimmy Lee Holt was HOT

Agreed, Mark. In my burgeoning teenage years, I knew I was “different” when I was more into Jimmy Lee than Celia. I remember shopping with my mom and making her buy me a blue tartan like plaid shirt because it was similar to one Jimmy Lee wore in a few episodes.

That’s so funny I liked Grant too!! My friend john and I literally had to run home to see it we didn’t have vcrs. He was really into Steve/Jimmy and also loved the Edge of Night which came on after. But then I got into Guiding Light which was on at the same time as GH and was hooked from then until GLs bitter end lol

Being a long time viewer of both shows you mentioned, did you also watch ATWT where Roger Howarth was a star ? Loved all his interactions with family and the women in his life. I too miss GL, my all time favorite. As old as I am, I have to admit I listened to it from it’s start on the radio. Ed Bauer was in a playpen and called Billy, named after his dad Bill, Sr.

Occasionally but I was never a big fan of ATWT although Roger is so talented. Wow that’s great you were such a fan of GL. I really loved that show. I loved GL Another World and Young and Restless. Now I mostly just watch Days and mainly because Jackeé is on!

Violet, I watched ATWT from 1968 until its demise. I thought Roger was so sexy as Paul Ryan. When Emily admitted a good deal of their relationship was “in the boudoir”, I believed her! And his sweet relationship with brother Will (Jesse Soffer from CHICAGO PD) in the later years was touching. That’s why this silly skater hairdo bothers me so much… it ruins one of his best features. Oh how I miss that show, especially Maura West as Carly, Cady McLain’s Rosanna and Colleen Zenk’s legendary Barbara Ryan. Those were great days.

Next to GL, ATWT was a favorite too, from the beginning to the end.We got invested in so many characters, and another of mine was Hal Munson whose untimely death was so tragic. You mentioned Paul and his relationship to Will and that was as sweet as was Wil’s interaction with kid brother Parker, Hal and Carly’s son.
I really love watching Jesse Soffer on CPD, and oftimes think of him and Gwen. They sure had an unforgettable cast didn’t they?

You know, Violet, you got me thinking about the ATWT cast. Wow! Eileen Fulton as Lisa; Elizabeth Hubbard’s delicious Lucinda Walsh; Kathryn Hays’ stalwart Kim; Martha Byrne as Lily and Rose (whom I preferred); Jon Hensley’s gorgeous but clueless Holden; and the Luke / Noah coupling (I liked Noah). I remember from the 60s how I loved the comfort of Nancy’s kitchen which helped me deal with my own experiences of a violent home. I used to imagine magically living in the Hughes home, where people loved and cared for each other. I treasure those memories.

Double wow! I loved Emma and her whole clan, Iva, etc. Sometimes I watch the old episodes on Utube.They bring back so many memories. At least we still have those.

Reading all these comments from you guys, Soaphound, makes me feel so out of touch—like I’m from Mars.
I grew up watching soaps with my grandmother, but that was in the 90’s—I envy you all so much!!
1968—smack in the middle of all the Psychedelic music I so love, Soaphound. I wish I had been a teen at that time—-Wish I could have been at one of QUEEN’s concerts, or JANIS JOPLIN’s,, or THE DOORS, etc.

Israeli actor with not a trace of an accent…

Nice debut, But I rather have Todd Manning back.

I don’t think Roger wanted to rehash Todd Manning again. Then he would have been a bad character again. This way being a Q with Drew will be great for the family

I love this new character and love RH portrayal today with the Qs.

Excellent idea to make Roger a q

I have good feelings about R.H’s new character. The only role I have not seen him play is Todd Manning and from everything I hear, I don’t think I would have liked him. I think he just wants to be in the Q family to more or less honor his father who was ostrisized from the family. I bet the money is not that important.

I so want Austin to be a good guy!

He is a good guy

Well.. you really don’t know that yet. But, considering he was previously a rapist & a serial killer, there’s really only one direction to go from there. So even a “gray” character with an underhanded agenda as far as ELQ goes, really wouldn’t compare to the depravity of his previous characters.

Though let’s be completely fair here…. it’s still a little bit odd that he just happened to be the owner of that house where Heiny’s psycho fake nurse was holding Maxie prisoner. And since Anna found a photo album & other personal items there, he wasn’t merely the absentee landlord. So they have yet to explain exactly what Dr Holt’s involvement was with psycho nurse, and possibly Whiny Heiny, by extension.

You make some very good points, as usual. I remember when Peter was talking on the phone to someone about hiring this nurse. Who better to be getting a referral or info about a nurse , fake or otherwise, than a Dr. right? About that house, it was more than a little odd as you put it , or a coincidence, that Peter would just happen to have Maxi taken to that location. Uh, oh the plot thickens.

Not only is it a bit odd, but also, too much of a coincidence. I enjoy fantasy as much as the next person, but a little reality, once in a while, goes a long way.
Again, memory fails me—-is this Roger’s third role on GH? Was he firstly introduced as Todd?
I don’t even believe he’s whom he says he is. I think he’s Drew. Too far fetched? Not for a soap.

Well the rumor here in Hell is that it’s the guy from the OTHER dead ABC soap who will be the Drew recast.

And yes, Roger appeared first as Todd on GH. Frank & ReRon did their best to force him as a lead character, laughingly attempting to pair him up with Carly and worst of all, dragging his wives (both of them) and his completely untalented & annoying twit daughter along with him.

Not sure which was the worst move in the end, Todd or Frodd. Introducing him as a new character without baggage should have been what they did in 2012. There’s a precedent for this… when the NBC soap “Passions” died, three of the lead actors from that show moved over to Days of Our Lives. But NOT as their Passions characters. One of them was hired as a recast, while new characters were created for the other two. Two of those three are still employed in Salem. And the Days fans who never watched Passions weren’t forced to swallow a bunch of dragonshit interloping from characters & storylines they didn’t care about.

Oh, I didn’t know Drew was already “picked” out—-wish him well, considering he has some pretty gorgeous shoes with prime acting skills to fill.
Nonetheless, again, I agree with you. GH plays hit-or-miss with its not-so-new characters.
I loved Passions. I was actually still in College when it went off the air. TPTB at Days didn’t indulge in “borrowing” characters from the defuct soap. Everyone was given an original role.
If I’m not mistaken, the only two left on Days are Brady and Rafe.

PS–Pardon me for being a pest—but, did Austin purposely wheel Chase to the cottage where Willow and Michael ( the cheaters) are going at it? That’s so wicked, if true!!

I’m not sure if Austin knew what was going on when he wheeled Chase over to the cottage. But the truth became fairly obvious, once they were inside. Austin didn’t have to point out Mikey’s shirt or belt on the floor, which Chase probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise, so Austin clearly wants to insert himself in the drama for some reason. Since Chase doesn’t own any ELQ stock or have a vote in their board meetings, I’m not sure what he thinks he will gain by getting Chase all pissed off at Mikey & Willow.

Only possible explanation here is that Austin could be working with somebody else who has a grudge against Michael & his entire family, and also against Chase. Somebody else who supposedly died and floated down the river.

Nelle is not in Hell, though we all know she belongs here. So that means… she’s running around up there somewhere.

You make everything sound so plausible, Satan—so much wisdom—LOL—I agree, methinks something devilish is afoot, as well.
Okay, so Austin may not have been aware that Puppy-eyes and Sweet-Willow ( Ahem) were upstairs savoring some afternoon delight, but I think he had an inkling.
What you presume sort of takes me aback, but I think you’re right—makes so much sense. It is definitely obvious that Austin needs Chase to trust him and make him feel at ease. Austin wants Chase as an ally—perhaps for ulterior motives. Chase could be his weapon for whatever nefarious plan Austin has in mind.
Friend or foe? How pernicious!!

Roger Howarth is such a phonomenial actor. One thing about him he owns his character , he never phones it in. Being a Quartermaine is the best!

I agree. Let Austin be a good guy.
On a different note, what happened to talks of bringing Morgan back. We need some new blood.

Let Morgan stay dead. There’s enough Corinthos on the canvas as is.

With the recent additions of Shawn and Spencer, the contract cast is well above 30.

To paraphrase Edward’s thanksgiving phrase… “first we trim, then we hire”.

This is SO funny because back in 2013, when all the OLTL actors needed a new identity, I said they should have made Roger come back as Jimmy Lee’s son, and made him a real redneck cowboy, and they should have cast Maura West as his trashy, trailer park girlfriend (think Jaime Pressly from My Name is Earl).

I thought it would be hysterical having two country bumpkins barging around the Quartermaine mansion.

I just hope Austin doesn’t turn out to be just another Franco / Todd tortured soul kind of guy. Let him be light and fun. And now that the show has FINALLY remembered Jimmy Lee, there could be all kinds of Quartermaines out there! It could really replenish their ranks that were so sadly depleted during the Phelps / Giza tenure.

Yes, between Alan and his father who had the morals of Tom cats, you never know who’s out there wanting some of the Q’s riches.You are right on!

I’d like to see a certified martial arts-karate- instructor bring in some karate classes and make it the real stuff, there’s a lot of stuff on YouTube, you need a mix of shaolindo kungfu/wing chung/taekwondo and WEAPONRY, try and fit a real karate class dojo, no show boating, look for some real black belt people, ,,,,, get some of those dam couch potatoes off the f——,physical health is more important than sitting on their asses all the time, learning martial arts is unlimited in its rewards, they might even find a real school around their own area, and a good workout, busting a good sweat is always teaches about yourself, I watch GH, it’s the only soap show our reception can bring in,I have 4yrs in shaolindo kungfu and I have seen a lot of taekwondo in the movies, I think I can tell the difference, and my 2nd favorite is archery, it’s full of variety as well,

How ironic that they are taking Lenny to Llanview for his exploritory surgery. I am speculating will the Dr. recommend sending him to GH to see Terry? How interesting is the possibility of how Portia will figure in their lives.

I agree. Roger was first introduced in a cloud of confusion.
I do like the actor a lot—-but, Austin’s laissez-faire aura is vexing rather than engrossing.
The character is still a bit iffy for me. Exactly what is his game? By the by, what is that tiny brush/queu attached at the back of his head?
I guess I’m a recalcitrant viewer, LOL—but, in my defense, all the blathering by just about everyone, is unnerving. It seems that TPTB are going around in circles—childishly so—- no tabula rasa—
And, Willow’s reticence to come clean with Chase will do him more harm than good in the long-run. So, she can stop her pity-party —-Poor Chase and his unrequited love—Willow is no loss!!
Then there’s that lightweight weasel, Spencer. What a coward!!
Did he shoot Hayden? Is he the culprit? I know he’s the stalker terrorizing Ava.

Spencer didn’t shoot Hayden. It was a random hitman hired by Nikolas who did it, because he realized Hayden was about to tell “Jake Doe” that he was actually Jason Morgan (turns out he wasn’t, of course…. but at the time nobody knew that Jason had a twin brother).

Meanwhile, Shawn Butler was at the scene… he actually came to kill “Jake” because Sonny mistakenly thought “Jake” was on the Jerome payroll and had killed Duke Lavery. Shawn was surprised by Jordan at the exact moment he aimed the gun, which caused him to believe, initially, that he had shot Hayden by mistake. Nobody saw the second shooter, who was (if a Devil remembers correctly) in a sniper position on the roof of a neighboring building & fired through an open window.

Of course snipers use rifles & Shawn used a handgun, so the bullet in Hayden’s head was evidence enough that he wasn’t guilty. I forget how they ignored that obvious fact. Like I forget most of the idiotic details of ReRon’s storylines.

Of course—I had completely forgotten about all that. Thanks for refreshing my memorey. Spencer would have been too young anyway. I do remember Sean not having shot Hayden, but the evidence pointed to him.
Many a time, a defendant’s attorney will advise his/her client to plead guilty in order to escape either a lighter sentence or the “guillotine”. LOL.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Receives a Haunting Letter About Austin’s Murder

On Thursday’s November 30th episode of General Hospital, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) is on the case of who shot Austin (Roger Howarth) and pays a visit to Ava Jerome (Maura West) at Wyndemere.

Dante asks Ava when was the last time she saw Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt. She asks why and what is going on with Austin? Dante tells her he’s dead, and assumes she must already know, especially given her non-reaction to the news.

Ava tells Dante she was last with Austin two days ago at her gallery. When he questions her if security footage can back that up, that would then give her an alibi. However, Ava explains she left out the back, and that the surveillance camera has not been working. Since the murder happened in Pautauk, Dante tells Ava they will want to question her.


She responds that a lot of people in town knew Austin from Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and on. However, Dante points out that Ava was the only one that was kidnapped by Mason (Nathanyael Grey). Ava says she will have her lawyer ready.

As Dante exits, Ava looks through her unopened mail. She finds a letter addressed to her and it says inside on note paper, “You’re welcome.” But that’s not all, inside the letter is a polaroid of Austin’s dead body.


Also in story, Molly (Kristen Vaganos) has a meltdown when she has to start the finding a surrogate process all over again, and is found crying on a park bench by her sister, Kristina (Kate Mansi). Will this be the conversation where Molly will take up Kristina on her initial offer to carry the child for her and TJ (Tahj Bellow)?


In another key moment, James thinks Cody (Josh Kelly) would make a great big brother, which then gets Felicia (Kristina Wagner) flashing back to when Cody told Mac that it turns out Mac is not his bio-dad. Felicia senses something is not right. Is she finally on to the fact that Cody lied to Mac? Stay tuned.


So, who do you think sent the letter to Ava about killing Austin? Is it Nikolas? Cyrus? Mason? Could it be Ava herself, who doesn’t remember she did the deed, or could it be someone else? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Pays Tribute to Tyler Christopher at End of Episode, ABC Exec Nathan Varni Shares: “You’ll Always Be In Our Hearts”

If you caught the end of the Monday, November 27th Thanksgiving episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama ended the show with a special dedication to Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine), who passed away on October 31st at the age of 50.

With a very touching title card, and a photo of Tyler from his younger days as the dark prince of the Cassadine clan, it read, “In Loving Memory of Tyler Christopher.”

On Tuesday, November 28th, ABC Current Series executive, Nathan Varni, who oversees Grey’s Anatomy, The Conners, Station 19 and General Hospital for the network, shared on X some additional thoughts on Tyler’s contributions to the GH family.

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Varni expressed: “This lovely tribute card was shown at the end of yesterday’s episode of GH In loving memory of Tyler Christopher. Thanks for bringing Nikolas Cassadine to life on our screens, you’ll always be in our hearts. RIP.”

Tyler played the role of GH’s Nikolas from 1996–1999, 2003–2011, and lastly from 2013–2016. He also took on the role of Connor Bishop from 2004–2005. The late actor took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 for his work as Nikolas.

Share your thoughts on GH honoring Tyler at the end of their Thanksgiving episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Scarlett Fernandez on Charlotte’s Mindset: “She Completely Believes That Anna is Out to Get Her”

Once returning to General Hospital, Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte) has been involved in a juicy storyline, where an impressionable young Charlotte Cassadine has been persuaded almost brain-washed, if you will, via a letter from Victor Cassadine from the grave.

In it, he implores Charlotte to keep Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) away from her father, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart). So, taking that to heart, Charlotte burned Anna’s house down and much more.  When she gets shot by Anna after intruding into the super spy’s apartment, the stakes get even higher.

Valenin had figured out that Charlotte was stalking Anna and trying to do her harm, but did not inform Anna. That has caused a major rift in their relationship.  Meanwhile, Laura (Genie Francis) and Valentin confronted Charlotte after she returned home from the hospital.

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In her latest interview with Soap Opera Digest, Fernandez shared on getting to play this kind of story: “It’s definitely an honor because when I was little, I was getting storylines, but this is just crazy! I kind of feel like I’m treated like an adult on the show now, almost, and it’s just been great. I’ve been given great stuff and the fact that Frank (Valentini, EP, GH) and all of his co-workers have trusted me has just been an amazing feeling.”

With everyone confronting Charlotte on her dirty deeds against Anna, and her denying it, Fernandez weighs-in on just where Charlotte is at this point in her mind: “I think that she definitely realizes that the people around her don’t believe her and don’t trust her and I think that really frustrates her because she completely believes that Anna is out to get her. So that (the adults in her life don’t believe her) is hard for her.”

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There is also burgeoning chemistry between Jake (Hudson West) and Charlotte! So what does Fernandez think of that? Is she using him, or could be the beginning of young love? She expressed: “I think it’s definitely a little bit of both. I think that maybe she and Jake are partners-in-crime, but I also think that Jake has or will have a good influence on her. She just really needs someone to be there for her and for her to be able to confide in and I think that he has been that.”

So, have you been enjoying Scarlett’s performances as a troubled Charlotte? Would you like to see Jake and Charlotte have a ‘date’? Do you think Charlotte needs deprogramming to help her out of the grip that Victor has on her; as she believes Anna is the cause of all the trouble that will come her father’s way, if she doesn’t find a way to get rid of her? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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