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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Does Anna Have Cancer?

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On Friday’s episode of General Hospital there was yet another heart-wrenching performance by Finola Hughes (Anna Devane).

This time Anna’s health is in serious question.

It all comes to together after a series of events unfolded where she was trying to snoop around Valentin’s (James Patrick Stuart) but ended up passing out.  Valentin then whisks Anna to General Hospital, where he seems to care about what happens to her.

Meanwhile “The Good Docs”, Finn (Michael Easton) and Griffin (Matt Cohen), discuss Anna’s condition and they seem to indicate things look very bleak.  When they go into her hospital room, they explain to Anna has a blood clot. Finn explains the next step which is to immediately set up a bone marrow biopsy.  Confused, but knowing something is wrong, when the doctors ask her some of her other symptoms including migraines and itching, she agrees to schedule the procedure.

Just as Finn seems to be our hero, he starts to get the shakes badly and finds a way to swipe some pills from the drug tray for hospital patients. Will he help save Anna or could his condition put her in jeopardy?  Griffin who is becoming emotional, and very worried listens as Anna tell him what happened at her bedside.

When Griffin leaves Anna’s room, he immediately calls Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and tells of his concern for her mother.  Later, when speaking with Finn, Griffin utters that they were right not to tell she might have cancer! Episode fades to black.

Elsewhere in the story, Nina (Michelle Stafford) came upon Valentin at Anna’s hospital bedside.  Upset, she is confused why Valentin seems so obsessed with Anna, when he claims it’s the other way around.  Once alone with Nina, he gives her a ring and pronounces that he loves her.  Nina can’t say it back to him for fear it will end up like the rest of her failed relationships.  After the duo have sex, alone, Valentin calls GH to find out an update on Anna’s condition.

So, what do you think is happening to Anna?  Is it cancer or something else? Does Valentin truly have romantic feelings toward Anna?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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su0000
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su0000

It’s Anna’s turn to use Franco’s Tumor..
It was preserved in a jar for this occasion..

If done correctly Anna will have a shaved head and Franco’s tumor will be back in the jar waiting for its’ next victim..
Then for the next 4 months we can watch Anna’s hair grow back..
heh- doesn’t get any better than that for GH excitement, these days; watching hair grow.

Trudy
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Trudy

Yes

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

su0000, don’t you think the purpose of giving Anna the disease is to find out that Finn is really her son? They actors have great chemistry and they resemble each other. Would make a nice story–and so good to have Robin back. Maybe Kimbo is taking a break from other projects while she awaits the birth of her baby–and could thus find the time to come do some work on GH. Good on her! PS I think Julian is a goner–and will be “offed” soon. What say you?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

noooooooooo…Nancy! I LOVE Julian!

John
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John

I hope not – we were just getting our spy back !!! Finola deserves better as does Anna Devane !!!

Jenny
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Jenny

W e just suffered througb Faison obsessed with Anna. Enough! !

Celia
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Celia

Love Faison. Bring him back. Maybe he has the secret to what ails Anna. Can you imagine?

Shay
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Shay

Or maybe Valentin will peel off his mask and reveal himself to be…..Faison!!!! (I know, I know, pleeeze, NOT again with the falsefaces!)

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. Yes, Shay….he could be either Faison underneath that mask or as I said, he could be Stavros. Would ‘they’ dare introduce “the maskerade” again? Please, no Flukes and no more masks. LOL. I give soaps a long rope most of the time because we immerse ourselves into a different dimension. Now, as I keep saying, I am not well versed in GH one bit, but I like a certain amount of reality within my universe. When was Anna in the WSB? Thirty years ago? How could Valentin be in the WSB at the same time as she? He would… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hello again, CeeCeeGirl! Just yesterday on another thread I filled you in on Olivia’s backstory….hope I made it to post! Of course, knowing Ms. Jerome’s history, such as it was once portrayed, and relying upon the current regime to treat it with actual fealty and respect are two very different things….we have often tried to logically dissect a new (or even returning…) character with legacy ties by reaching back to yesteryear in order to find a logical connection between then and now, usually without success, so just because I recall Olivia from the heyday of GH doesn’t necessarily mean that… Read more »

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Faison! He was one creepy dude. I think Valentin still has feelings for Anna; that was obvious in his reaction when she passed out. Could be that he turns out to find a doctor who knows more about Anna’s disease and can help her. Or maybe Robin will team up with Finn to come up with a cure.

I do think Alexis will read Julian’s letter and go to him. Deep down I like the guy and I like them together.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree; I love Julian and actually would like to see them get back together. I know what he did…I just want to believe (and will “buy) that would never have hurt her but was only “acting” for Olivia Jerome’s ears and/or eyes. Far fetched? Don’t care…if Michael can forgive Sonny, if Monica can even LOOK at Sonny, if Laura can look at Valentin, if Liz can love Franco, if Laura could marry Luke, if, if, if…LOL…I’ll believe Julian is still the guy who loves Alexis with all his heart…. (beside that, I LIKE the character in and unto himself.)

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Valentin and Anna share someone in common…Griffen (who isnt Dukes after all) is THEIR son…ok, im kidding-lol

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Hey, You could be right!

Celia
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Celia

Could be, Jimmy. Anna is the right age. But, Valentin is too young. And, if you remember, we did discuss thst possibility way before Valentin was in the picture. We discussed that Griffin could be Anna’s or the son of one of her sisters.
This is what annoys me about this age stuff. How could Anna and Valentin have known each other at that time? He was still in diapers, never mind working for the WSB .

rebecca1
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rebecca1

fyi…the actor who plays Valentin is 48 years old. Finola is 57 so they could have very well been working at the same time as well as dated (had circumstances ben different).

Celia
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Celia

PS.
Remember Dr. David Hayward? I think he was married to Anna. He was also involved with Erica. Griffin could be his and Anna’s.
Perhaps, he did to her what some doctor did to Erica Kane when she went into a clinic for an abortion ( at least that’s what was said a couple of years before AMC went off the air). That is, took the fetus and implanted it into another woman’s uterus.
The baby ( Josh Madden) was Erica’s and Jeff’s.

Melanie Gainey
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Melanie Gainey

I thought that David Haywood and Anna lost a daughter?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

David could be…i did not watch much of AMC when he was on so i barely remember his story so thanks for filling me in…

Steve
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Steve

Melanie is right — Anna and David lost Leora and their marriage never recovered. Even if you invoke SORAS, that child would not be a few years younger than Robin (as Griffin is).

AMC lost credibility and many viewers with the unabortion storyline.

Celia
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Celia

@Steve.
Hi Steve,
I did answer Melanie with just that fact, but, my reply disappeared….gone!! LOL.
I do remember Leora, I also remember Anna’s suffering.
Nonetheless, I had suggested that there may have been another pregnancy and Anna does not remember? Or, David took the embryo from Anna and implanted it into another woman….just as it happened to Erica Kane. I remember when “Josh”, Erica’s ‘aborted’ son showed up in PV, vividly.
Anything is possible in the world of soaps……if the shoe fits.LOL.

Addison
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Addison

I think yesterday’s episode strongly hinted that the baby Duke and Anna thought they lost all those years ago is Griffin.

Steve
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Steve

JPS is an excellent actor, but after his introduction with the killing of one beloved character (Nik) and shooting of another (Kevin) it’s impossible to root for Valentin. Perhaps they can reveal that Stavros is still alive and forced him to do it. Wait, they’re using that silly storyline already.

Finola is gold. I know the budget is tight (and every Q was on today – which was nice), but Mac or Felicia in Anna’s hospital room would’ve been nice. Unfortunately, due to the misuse of his character, don’t look for Tristan Rogers to reprise Robert anytime soon.

JMER
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JMER

I too was as livid as Anna and Griff that the hated Valentin had the nerve to sit at her bedside.

Loved the Anna scenes but would also love to see Bobbie or Felicia visit her soon!

The Qs together as a family in one room saving the hospital was amazing to see. I never thought I would see a scene like that again. All thanks to Jelly, I’m sure, not FV or the execs running the show.

Celia
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Celia

I was being sarcastic about the temporary insanity, LOL.

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Steve. It is hard to get over certain ‘crimes’ ; but everyone else is a murderer and gets away with it…why not him?
Perhaps, it was a temporary case of insanity? DOUBLE LOL.
However, there is still the possibility that he is wearing one of Faison’s masks. Could he be Stavros?
I’m sure TPTB will come out with something as ridiculous as the Fluke storyline….or not!
Nonetheless, I like the story; especially with a sprinkle of Lady Anna—-very interesting!!

JMER
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JMER

Except Celia, that Valentin also has displayed some insane behavior recently when goes off erractically and he also smacked down Anna’s stepson Griffin so it’s not a case of “temporary.”

Shay
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Shay

Out of the mile-long list of GH characters who could have had cancer and therefore, a deserved one-way ticket out of Port Charles, why did the writers have to choose our beloved Anna to suffer so?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I was joking when i originally made my comment but now i do think that Anna and Valentin will turn out to really be Griffen’s parents and Duke isn’t his father!!!!

Shay
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Shay

With the current mish-mosh that is GH, anything’s possible, jimh, and I do mean ANYTHING!!!!!

Shay
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Shay

@jimh….I believe I smell another probing of DNA storyline coming down the pike with Anna’s illness….since Robin’s health issues probably preclude her as a suitable bone marrow transplant candidate to save her mother, I do wonder who will be dropping out of the Devane family tree to save Anna. Griffen??? Valentin???

Dan
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Dan

Hey Shay, I too have my list of characters I wouldn’t mind getting that one way ticket out of PC. I suspect we probably have some of the same people in mind, lol. But I wouldn’t worry about Anna, she’s not going anywhere. Not to mention, Finola is always excellent in whatever they hand her, and I’m sure this will be no different.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

I was sort of furious that Nina had the nerve to refer to Anna as “that woman.” Nina is not fit to kiss Anna’s boots.
BLEH! I despise Nina with the heat of a thousand suns.

Shay
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Shay

@Dan….Oh, I’m SURE we have some (many?) of the same characters in mind! LOL. I also agree Anna is most likely safe in terms of staying the Port Charles course…I simply don’t desire to see her suffer anymore, no matter how capably Finola always handles whatever material is presented to her..be it good or bad. I guess I just consider both Anna and Genie Francis’ Laura as the last truly precious representatives of a bygone golden GH era, and it really pains me to see either of them messed about, harmed and/or compromised like nearly every other legacy player has… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Dan…I agree. Finola will really bring this story home…and for those who don’t want to see her go through this but would rather it be someone else…that’s again a contradiction. People don’t want mob stories they want hospital…they get a hospital story and suddenly it’s too dark and they don’t want it. Now, we have a major, loved character stricken and some don’t want it to be her…but rather a character not central to the canvas or less loved. But then…when we had the serial killer some said…why would we care? None of the victims were people we cared… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Well, Shay, I’m glad we’re on the same page….as yourself, I am as confused as ever with a few storylines. And, yes, I have noticed that the GH ‘establishment’ does have the tendency to write the character as it goes along–carte blanche?? LOL. Thank you for seeing the Anna/Valentin timeline as I do. Where exactly does he fit into her past? He was supposedly a brainiac? Okay, but unless Valentin was working for the WSB when he was a mere tween, the timeline does not fit. Why? Because no way would someone that young would have gone through the rudiments… Read more »

Janet
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Janet

I believe this is a good S/L Anna has been through a lot can she over come this obstacle in her life time will tell…..for Valentin I thing he may still have some hidding feeling for Anna he thought he might of forget….so we see the out come for that!! Its getting interesting to see where all this leads to. FH is power actress and always gives her soul & heart so bravo to her

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

I agree! Finola will deliver great on this storyline. No, she’s not going to die. But it gives her character something to do other than ‘solving crime’. (Jeez, half the cast causes crime, hay the cast solves it. A medical stories on on general HOSPITAL is a welcome change.)

Grant Putnam
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Grant Putnam

When Griffin picked up the phone to share Anna’s condition with an unknown caller I thought for sure the reveal was going to be him distressed and calling his ‘bio’ mom Liv J! It is still possible that they ret-conn this storyline to have him be Anna and Duke’s son that was raised by Olivia J.

Finola’s acting has been great but I find it distracting when she looks at the camera for cues. Roger does this a lot too.

Steve
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Steve

Having Griffin be the child Anna and Duke lost would nearly be as bad Erica Kane’s unabortion. One would think these writers know that is viewed as one of the worst soap plot lines of all time.

dmr
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dmr

AMC’s Erica and the rewrite of that historical storyline was a travesty. Agreed, Steve. The writers at General Hospital keeps rewriting history and it’s just so old and overdone.

Magneto
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Magneto

This would be a great time to cross over AMC’s Dr. David Hayward as they have a past. Vincent Irizarry is available and ABC has the rights back for AMC.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I actually read that he will be coming over as David Hayward. Not sure if it’s a rumor or an actual happening…but it does seem like now that the characters are back in ABCs house they’re going to use them when appropriate and weave them into GH story.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Rebecca, didn’t Anna and David have a baby who died on AMC? I am pretty sure it was a little girl but I am not sure.
I would love to have him on GH as Anna’s love interest.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Rhonda…

Actually, I READ he’d be coming over but I never actually saw that story on AMC. Didn’t watch during those years…It seems, from the other comments on here that they did have a daughter who died. (See Amber Sinclair’s post down toward the bottom. She’s gives a great synopsis.)

Celia
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Celia

I agree, Magneto. The crossover has always been a staple between GH and AMC, albeit I did not watch GH…..I did watch AMC. So, I was very familiar with Finola Hughes as Anna/Alex.

Celia
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Celia

I find this as a good thing….loving GH right now. I try to push the idiotic storylines at the back of my mind, and concentrate on the most recent stories–Valentin is a most interesting character to me.
I am also loving Kiki and Dillon– what a “love” scene….finally, young love!!

watsontml
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watsontml

I think we will find out Griffin IS Anna and Dukes son after all.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Maybe but I was thinking Griffin might be Duke and Olivia Jerome’s son

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Although these types of story lines can be really effective I question the timing of this one– we just went through Finn and Hayden “dying” and being cure– and even if this time it is a real disease I’m not sure I am up for another round of watching someone being gravely ill. Of course we don’t know where this story is going yet– but secretly I am hoping as far fetched as it sounds I would like if we found out Anna is Griffith’s mother– that she and Duke had a child, but Olivia stole him and raised him… Read more »

JMER
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JMER

That’s some good writing *applause*

Aria
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Aria

Cancer is just to heavy right now for gh and especially for the character of Anna, also most of us die hard fans have been wanting to see her in a spy thriller/ action type of storyline for me the timing is just not right .

Rose
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Rose

Aria…I’m with you on this. While not the gravity of cancer except for those characters in hospital, there’s been Hayden, the ongoing Finn, recently Tracey, Julian, Franco, Alexis, and least we forget, Jess at Y&R right now. If Anna is going to be Ill, and/or finding her repressed memory, let this part be short lived. More intererested in solving the long lost, hidden Valantin mystery. Not too surprising that way back when a lot of things happened with WSB, Cassadines, etc that can make for a good story. And who knows where it will lead with current characters like Griffin.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

She is in a spy thriller/action story…even in the midst of her mysterious illness. It’ll involve Valentin (and Robin, Griffin, David if he comes over) and it’ll take on some WSB story.

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

spot on about wanting to see ANNA in a spy/thriller action story. She is a spy and sto T you for her should be written with that in mind .

Darnell
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Darnell

This is a good turn of event especially if Griffin is her real son and Olivia Jerome is behind poisoning her. Olivia hasnt seen Griffin yet. She could have been the one who had the baby/fetus removed after the elevator accident. Hopefully she’ll get better before the long awaited Anticipated face to facein the office she built the shrine to Duke. They should also allow Nora Buchanan to see her and have Nora call her Alex Olanov. It can be revealed Miss Jerome was hiding out in Llanview.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i once mentioned an Olivis/Alex connection. in previous comments..and with the renewed OLTL visits im sure now Olivia/Alex are the same person!

AJ
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AJ

I sense this will be a quick cancer story (a la Ava’s cancer – bet some of you forgot that!). It’ll serve to prove that Olivia (who happens to be in town) stole Anna’s baby (a la Nina stealing Ava’s baby). Lot’s of a la’s…

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think GH has been fantastic lately! I’m really into every story they’re doing.

As for those who are upset with yet another “illness”…sigh…how many kicked and screamed that this was General HOSPITAL and they wanted more hospital stories? Well…ya got your wish! (And you know Anna’s not going to die so just go for the ride…).

Updikemomma
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Updikemomma

I agree 100%. Love seeing positive comments instead of “If this happens or that happens I’ll quit watching!” LOL.
Not talking about a certain person or even just this website, I just get tired of those.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks Updikemomma! I know. Negativity gets me weary….

Dan
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Dan

Exactly Rebecca, I couldn’t agree more! I usually find myself on the same page as you with the vast majority of the comments you post. I read some of the other comments about GH here and on other sites, I wonder if I’m watching a different show. It’s nice to see some good thoughts about GH. Finola Hughes is excellent in whatever they give her, and she will no doubt knock this one out of the park, as she always does.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thank you, Dan. Ditto to all you said!

Alan
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Alan

I cringe to think of Jean and Shelly writing a cancer storyline for Anna. Whenever a writer decides to tackle a subject matter which has affected viewers and their families in real life, they need to do their research and commit to telling the story as truthfully and realistically as possible. Based on the way Jean and Shelly dealt with Michael’s cancer, Nikki’s MS, and Sharon’s bi-polars on Y&R, I can’t imagine this being anything but a letdown if they go in that direction. And what’s with Valentin? For years we’ve been told that he was the scariest Cassadine ever… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

Hey Alan, do you ever have anything nice to say?

Alan
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Alan

I think James Patrick Stuart is a great actor and very charismatic as Valentin.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Dan, Alan did say Valentin was a “hot, former hunchback linguist.”
That’s kind of a compliment!

Dan
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Dan

Well when it comes to James Patrick Stuart, that’s something I can definitely agree with. He’s been one of the highlights of the show for me.

Lil' Angel
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Lil' Angel

The first sentence of his last paragraph was really nice!

Shay
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Shay

Amen to all you’ve said, Alan!….The fact that characters are constantly introduced willy-nilly, then linger on the canvas for sometimes years without any meaningful, definitive identity or purpose is a real soap no-no. It’s become such a common practice on GH that I’ve nearly tuned-out altogether due to complete frustration with those who think this is an acceptable way to run a show.

Celia
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Celia

It’s not just GH, Shay. So many beloved actors/actresses come and go….As we discussed earlier; now they’re here; now they’re not.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

First…we don’t need an in-depth cancer story. They already stated that if she has cancer it’s a “rare” one. I don’t necessarily think this is going to be a story ABOUT her illness as much as it will be about Valentin, Robin, her ex-husband David (if he makes an appearance)…perhaps her relationship to Griffin…probably highlighting Finn’s drug abuse as he’ll probably do something wrong when diagnosing and/or treating Anna due to his addiction, etc. I think it’s a jumping off point to encompass a larger story. That’s not to negate or downplay the seriousness of disease. I don’t think any… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree, Rebecca. I also think that the cancer story was a way to bring in a story with Valentin and Robin. It’s so nice to see Robin come home to take care of her mother.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Abruzzfan…yes; it’s nice to have Robin back! And, realistic, for her to visit/see her mom through this. It’s great the way they wrote Robin into the story and that KImberly’s schedule allowed.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Lets all be honest here folks the only reason they created Griffith was so GH could have a hunky doctor to replace Dr. Patrick Drake. They didn’t care who the character would be, all they wanted was a nice body who would look good shirtless in the doctor’s change room. Mission accomplished.

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, JELLY really laid an egg over at Y&R. Michael and Nikki NEVER mention their remission?

I think they shifted gears on Valentin’s evilness. Thats okay, to me, Starvos is the worst Cassadine! I would love to see those two and Nick and Stephan all square off. Not enough money, though.

Sue M.
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Sue M.

Couldn’t they have come up with something different for Anna? Really!!! There is so much sadness with
this dreaded disease in the real world. Do not need to see this on GH.. I watch GH to escape the stress
In the real world. Do not need to get depressed and miserable.

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

1. Dr. Finn doesn’t know the difference between a prognosis and a diagnosis. 2. These writers have little respect for nursing as a profession. 3. I agree with all of those who have posted about the never-ending death of Morgan storyline growing tired and losing its punch. This was magic months ago. It isn’t any longer. How much more of this must we endure? I’m sick of Sonny. I’m sick of Carly. Enough already!! 4. Having the Quartermaines buy GH is very clever and brilliant thinking. Bravo! 5. Watching Anna and Valentin sizzle on my tv screen is very much… Read more »

tim greck
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tim greck

The Finn story has been going on FinnEVER!

Morgan sucked when he was alive and he is sucking the air out of the show!

Lill Nelle!

Celia
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Celia

Aha. I like the term FinnEver. Well, Fin does mean END in French. LOL. So, it is time to bring this story to closure. I guess the writers don’t know where to put Finn after ‘the cure’. So, to use your words, they’re sucking the life out of Finn and the viewer.
Agreed, tim….I do love Finn/Michael, but the neverending story is getting tiresome.
Morgan? Say it again: never liked him. Glad he’s gone. Thank you. Most do not agree—-they are still hung up on him.

Amber Sinclair
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Amber Sinclair

We need to bring Vincent Irizarry over to GH and reunite him with Anna Devane. General Hospital also needs a cardiologist on board and Dr. David Hayward is the best! Anna Devane and David Hayward connected the minute Anna began investigating David for being a drug lord named Proteus. Turns out David’s father was the original Proteus and then it was passed down to David’s deranged mother who actually kills both herself and David’s half-brother Leo Du Pres. A little info on them, Anna married David to keep him out of jail, and no he didn’t pressure her into it.… Read more »

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Oh thank you for that Anna-David history lesson, Amber. Well done.

aria
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aria

i don’t like david for Anna, he’s so arrogant, a lot like julian, they come across like weasels. theres nothing heroic or romantic or sexy bout him in my opinion, obviously some seem to like him, but i still vote no for him on GH…

tim greck
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tim greck

That was helpful. Maybe a triangle between Anna, David and Valentin.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Nina would kill Anna before she’d let her have Valetin!

Margie Dalton
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Margie Dalton

I’m afraid yes Anna has cancer
With Robin, Finn & Griffin I am hopeful they will save her!

Celia
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Celia

Love your positive outlook, Margie. Are we sure Anna has cancer? Regardless, she will come out of it with flying colors…Has to!! Finn should take care of himself first. As the intro intimates, his condition could be a detriment for Anna. But, you know; a thought just came to me, as I read your post, Margie. The story would be so much more compelling if….as Finn and company discover some cure by chance, the plotline could be presented so that the miraculous drug for Anna will coincidentally cure Finn, as well? Perhaps, Anna’s ‘cancer’ and subsequent cure storyline was introduced… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I am so tired of the Finn illness!

Rodd
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Rodd

I find it a little suspicious that Anna might have cancer so soon after it’s revealed on Y&R that Jill has it. Can’t TPTB do a better job of pretending they don’t copy from each other? I’m not in favor of Anna having cancer, even though this would be a PSA. There are other characters without a story who could pull this one off. Anna has enough to play right now; brilliant as FH always is. Solve the mystery of whatever Anna can’t remember before adding this wrinkle.

Sherri
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Sherri

I want Anna to get her memory back and I want Valentin to go away also stop already Lulu deserves her child why keep stealing her embryos

Rhonda
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Rhonda

But Rodd, Jill doesn’t have cancer, she has heart disease.

Rodd
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Rodd

I read it wrong. Thanks for setting me straight.

Dj
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Dj

It’s Olivia playing out her revenge plan

Steve
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Steve

If Anna does have cancer, hopefully the writers will remember both Monica and Alexis survived and will provide some wisdom and comfort for Anna.

Timmm
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Timmm

I hope she doesnt. Finola could handle the story and be nominated but I would hate to see her up against Nancy. PLUS, if Anna is very sick, Robert would be there and we all know he is over on Y&R being wasted!

Celia
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Celia

True, Timmmy. But, after what is going on between Jill and Colin, Tristan may very well leave GC for a bit and Robert will run to Anna’s bedside. Voila’!! Mission accomplished.

Ally
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Ally

No one has suggested this (as far as the comments I’ve read) but could Finola actually have cancer or some other serious illness? I’ve been concerned about her for the past few months. She looks as if she’s lost a lot of weight and is so thin that her ribs were showing in her close-ups. I worried that she may be anorexic. Please know that I’m not being a gloom and doom GH watcher and hope that none of my fears are true!. Finola is amazing and has been one of my faves for many years!

Celia
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Celia

I sort of suggested that, above, Ally. Not specifically, but I did question if we are sure Anna has cancer?
Finola has always been very thin. But, you’re right….she looks thinner than ever; as does Kristen Storms.

Ally
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Ally

Oh, I’m sorry for misunderstanding your post. I tend to get confused when we talk about Finola or her character, Anna. Where does one start and the other end? lol Finola did a phone interview on a local morning show today and she says she does not have cancer and the writers wanted another interesting story line. She said that she’s been researching this rare cancer and a clip was shown of Finola going to the home of an actual patient with this disease. She’s trying to bring awareness to in hopes of getting more research for better therapies.It sounded… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Ally,
No worries….we all make the same mistake. And, you phrase it perfectly; “when does one start and the other one end”, is right.
It is a very good thing what Finola (and the writers) is doing; as is Jess (Y&R). Bringing awareness of health issues to the fore is admirable; especially in today’s world where we are always in a hurry and forget to keep our health in ‘check’.
I do hope ‘the long theme’ will give a strong enough message which will impact all of us in a positive way.
Stay well.

aria
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aria

ok, i’ve been reading some of the post above an all the speculation going on, most posters wishing that Griffin was Anna son, ( me too ) but also most wishing he wasn’t Dukes, or that Olivia might be his mom(oh god NO!) so if GH did reverse their decision, i still vote for Robert Scorpio, if we go of the timeline when Anna and Robert where presumed dead on GH,1991, then its possible Anna could of been pregnant during that time. also with Anna’s current boughts w/ headaches and memory lost, remember when her twin sister found her back… Read more »

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

I’ve always found it to quite dissapointing that the Robert Anna “dead” era has never been fully explored on gh. There is a wealth of story mined from the missing years. They don’t seem to consider Robert worth bringing back to the show long enough to explore his legacy. Holly came back from the dead just as Robert perished on the boat. .. That was sad

Shay
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Shay

Amen, Allen Saint James! There is a wealth of material that could be mined from Robert and Anna’s “dead days.” So many questions surrounding that time remain unanswered, thus it’s never too late to explore this missing chapter of GH history….especially if it brings Scorpio back to Port Charles!

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Exec Prod Frank Valentini On GH’s Return with New Episodes: “There is a Bang and a Surprise and a Twist”

Monday, General Hospital will finally be airing a new episode – the first in months due to COVID-19 – which had previously shut down production of the show.  Now with safety protocols in place, GH will become the first ABC network show back on TV with original installments.

GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini spoke to ABC 7 Los Angeles’ entertainment guru George Pennacchio on the legacy soap opera’s return and picking up the story where things left off.

Valentini offered up for Monday’s episode: “The very first few seconds of the show, I think, will blow a lot of the audience’s mind because there’s a big surprise that we inserted in.”

Meanwhile, viewers know that their is a major custody case going on for Wiley/Jonah, and that Mike’s (Max Gail) battle with Alzheimer’s could wrap in the coming months if the story continues as it had before the shut down.

However, Valentini shared that fans have some very exciting things to look forward to on GH: “There is a bang and a surprise and a twist and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

In addition, Pennacchio reports that the GH Nurses’ Ball will return sometime in August, which usually airs in May, but didn’t, because of COVID-19 this past spring.

As to how GH will handle the love scenes, the kisses, and the intimate moments between characters which are a staple of the genre during the health crisis, Frank expressed:”Physical intimacy is limited.  We’re going to leave a lot more to the imagination.”

So, what surprises do you think are in store as previewed by Valentini when GH returns with new episodes? Comment below.

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Lindsay Hartley On Temporarily Replacing GH’s Kelly Monaco: “Some Big Shoes To Fill … Precious Too.”

When General Hospital returned to shooting new episodes amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sam McCall looked a bit different temporarily and that’s because the role was played for a bit by soap veteran Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Passions, All My Children, and Days of our Lives).

Hartley has been subbing for series star, Kelly Monaco (Sam) and according to Daytime Confidential is filling in only for a few weeks in the role,

Lindsay tweeted when the news broke: “Some big shoes to fill…precious too. I hope you enjoy watching Sam as much as I have enjoyed playing her, temporarily.”

In addition on Friday, Monaco’s mom, took to Twitter and informed a fan of Kelly’s the status of her daughter’s health which was good news that she will be back (as it looks as of now) on Monday to tape new episodes of GH,

Carmina Monaco shared:”Kelly is great and should be back on set Monday. 14 day quarantine after a breathing problem with mask 1st day back. 3 negative Covid test, I’d say she is better than great. Thank you for all of the love,”

GH fans are eagerly awaiting new episodes of the long-running ABC daytime drama series to begin airing, and they won’t have to wait much longer as this coming Monday, August 3rd, the story picks back up.

We look forward to Kelly’s return to the series in the role she made soap-famous, while Lindsay takes over to keep the character present in the storylines.

So, what do you think of Lindsay being the temp recast for Kelly? Glad to know Kelly is doing OK? Share your thoughts below.

 

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Nancy Lee Grahn on GH’s Safe Return to Production: “Organizing This Took Epic Care & I Applaud All Involved”

With protocols in place during the coronavirus pandemic, ABC’s General Hospital last week returned to taping all-new episodes at their studios in Los Angeles.

It has always been about safety face for the cast, crew and more that make Port Charles a place that millions of viewers have come to love over five and a half decades.

On Monday night, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) shared on her Twitter account her thoughts on her first day back to work and to filming on the set, and to let all of her fans know it all is looking A-OK.

Nancy expressed: “1st day back. The uncompromising detail & apparent hard work of all involved have my deepest respect. I felt safe, protected & more importantly that my being there was safe for others. Organizing this took epic care & I applaud all involved @GeneralHospital @Disney @ABCNetwork”

General Hospital follows The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless who now have all gone back to taping new shows, as well,  (DAYS is targeting a September 1st return, but has episodes through mid-October banked).’

In addition, GH will begin airing new episodes next week on Monday ,August 3rd; which has come as wonderful news to fans of the series who have been watching encore presentations over the last several months,

So, happy to hear from Nancy on GH’s safe return for cast and crew?  Comment below.

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