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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

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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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Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

JJ
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JJ

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.

Satan
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Satan

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)

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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… Read more »

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

I think Austin will be involved with Ava

Zenith
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Zenith

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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

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

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound,
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.

Rodd
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Rodd

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.

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

Being a Q is a great story for Austin and Drew

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

Love his look his is on style

JJ
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JJ

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.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Roger looks great for close to 53.

Zenith
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Zenith

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.

Satan
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Satan

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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

Brandane
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Brandane

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.

lulu
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lulu

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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
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.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound, 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… Read more »

rose
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rose

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.

Billie Medlin
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Billie Medlin

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!!!

Zenith
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Zenith

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…

Celia
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Celia

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

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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…

Celia
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Celia

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!!!

Carolyn
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Carolyn

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

Satan
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Satan

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.

rose
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rose

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

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Carolyn
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.

Satan
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Satan

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?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
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.

K
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K

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.

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

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

Pam
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Pam

I totally agree! You said that perfectly!

K
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K

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!

Satan
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Satan

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.

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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… Read more »

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

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

Jimmy
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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… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Steve Bond aka Jimmy Lee Holt was HOT

Steve
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Steve

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.

Mark
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Mark

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

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Mark
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.

Mark
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Mark

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!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
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?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound
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.

Clia
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Clia

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.

Zenith
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Zenith

Israeli actor with not a trace of an accent…

Stevano
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Stevano

Nice debut, But I rather have Todd Manning back.

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

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

Michaela
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Michaela

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

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

Excellent idea to make Roger a q

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Michaela,
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.

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I so want Austin to be a good guy!

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

He is a good guy

Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
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.

Celia
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Celia

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.

Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

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.

Celia
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Celia

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!!

Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

Carolyn Spoto
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Carolyn Spoto

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!

Margeaux
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Margeaux

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.

Steve
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Steve

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”.

JJ
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JJ

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… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

JJ
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!

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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… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

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.

Celia
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Celia

@Satan: 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… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

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.

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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