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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Elizabeth Comes Face-To-Face With Her Father, Jeff Webber

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital not only brought back to the canvas, Heather Webber (now played by Alley Mills), but Jeff Webber (now played by William Moses).

In story, Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Terry (Cassandra James) have traveled to Monterey, California, so Liz can go snooping in the Webber house (where she grew up) in an effort try to get some answers as to why she somehow knows Finn’s (Michael Easton) ex-wife, Reiko, and her troubled relationship with her parents, Jeff and Carolyn.  It’s been over 20 years since Liz has been back home or seen in her parents.

While sitting in a car, Terry had called Liz’s parents, who were shocked to hear from her but also agreed to meet her at the local coffee shop. Terry tells Liz that she will do her best to stall Jeff and Carolyn as long as possible.  Back in Port Charles, Finn finds out from Cameron (William Lipton) that Liz actually went back to visit her parents, which surprises him.

Liz shares she is scared to go inside her parents home (she knows the security code to get in without being found out) but she informs Terry she’s determined to get to the truth and connect the dots of what has been haunting her all these months. When Terry asks her what it is she is looking for, Liz admits she is not sure. Just then, Terry receives a text from Liz’s parents and she needs to get to the coffee shop.

Once at the coffee shop, Terry gets a call from Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) about Willow’s (Katelyn MacMullen) leukemia condition.  After she hangs up, she looks around the coffee shop and Jeff and Carolyn aren’t there.

Meanwhile, Liz has broken into her childhood home and sees a photo of her and her sister, Sarah, from 25 years ago.  Just then, who should walk through the front door? It’s Jeff!  He is stunned to see his daughter standing in the living room.  We fade to black and that’s the cliffhanger till Monday!

So, what do you think will be revealed? Will Jeff turn out to be a very bad guy? Does Heather have something to do with what happened to Liz years ago in the stair well? What does Reiko have to do with any of this? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Satan
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So Jeff Webber… aside from being a deadbeat dad… also hasn’t changed his alarm code in over 20 years??

Who knows… maybe it’s because Monterrey is right up the road from Carmel, and their former mayor, Clint Eastwood, was doing his own patrols with his Dirty Harry 44 magnum, so everybody in the area thought they were secure enough?

Jamesj75
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Satan, it’s been a long time since I’ve been a regular GH viewer, although I expect to watch some of these episodes featuring characters Jeff and Heather, given that I was a regular viewer when those characters were originally introduced. That being said, I may have missed some plotlines or pertinent dialogue. But I think that the moniker “deadbeat dad” as used for Jeff — and Frisco Jones, for that matter — is basically done so because the character in question hasn’t been seen, or ostensibly heard from, in many years. But we know it’s the fault of the writers/producers,… Read more »

aria
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aria

Right on point Jamesj75, are they going to do a Rick webber on Jeff Webber? did liz witness her Dad doing something bad, like Laura witness “Rick”. doing? Why did Frisco turn into a deadbeat dad? he supposedly went to save the world, did he not provide financial support for his girls working for the government? and Is Lucky sending support for his kid w/ Liz? Then there’s Lucy, Anna,Robert, Laura, Scotty, Kevin all have offsprings that live off screen, at least you hear Scott has a relationship w/ Serena off screen but you never here Kevin mention his kid… Read more »

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OG Steve

It appears the character of Christina Collins existed only in the canon of the Port Charles series and not GH. She has never been mentioned on the mothership.

Having offspring live offscreen in a different city/country is a lot different than the parent away from underage children. We don’t doubt for a minute that Robin loves her parents.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you for your reply, aria! I appreciate your further analysis regarding Rick and Frisco. And you provide great additional points about all these other characters with offspring they never mention. We seem to be simply scratching the surface here, don’t we? And of course, you’re right about most characters sometimes being bad parents, or at least, making questionable parenting choices. I just think that, for the long-term viewer who remembers all these familial liaisons, we still wonder about them. We’ll see where the writers take us this time. Take care, Friend!

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Always nice to read your show history posts, James. Regarding GH “deadbeat dads”: Producers and writers from the mid 90s on made the mistake of not revisiting Jeff Webber (it was always 2 w’s). It was obvious that Richard Dean Anderson would never return and Jeff was never a lead so a recast (even temporary visit) for any of his 4 kids could have easily been written in. Jeff did not have to be written as a deadbeat. Jack Wagner left an indelible mark as Frisco, a role that really couldn’t be recast. Deadbeat was the only option (other than… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you for your kind reply, OG Steve! I appreciate your insights on the characters of Jeff and Frisco. And your points about Mac with Felicia, and Lucky are well taken. Thanks for the backup on the “character assassination” of Rick Webber. Long-term, regular viewers fondly remember characters that made an impact, with Lucky and the aforementioned characters being among them. You’re right about what was done to Paul Hornsby’s character. Take care, Friend!

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I remember Tristan Rogers being furious at the way Scorpio was portrayed as a deadbeat Dad prior to his return with the monkey virus storyline way back when. That’s a big problem that I have with GH over the years. They do little to embrace the rich history that the show created prior to The Soapranos.

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Ocsteve you mention Jeff’s “4kids”! I can only think of 3 kids . Can you (!or any reader) tell me who the 4?th is and who it’s mother is or any details? A quick google shows onlyn3 kids I’ve been a viewer since Steven Lars was a baby and there was Jeff heather and Diane Diana character ( I forget her last name n story like but we’ll over 45 years I’ve watched tho I miss stuff here nbthere

Satan
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Satan

Jeff has 2 daughters (Liz & Sarah) with Carolyn – who didn’t even have a name until earlier this year. He has a son (Steven Lars) with Heather Webber (who herself recently resurfaced in recast form) and a few years ago it was revealed that Hayden Barnes, whose real name was Rachel Berlin (or something like that) was also Jeff’s daughter. So we know Jeff wasn’t exactly faithful with his marriage vows, since some sort of affair with Finn’s late wife Reiko also seems likely, which resulted in that incident of her being shoved down the stairs that Liz is… Read more »

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Happy to give background… Steven Lars Webber is Jeff’s son with Heather. As a newborn, Heather gave him up to be adopted by Peter & Diana Taylor. Peter died of a heart attack shortly after finding out that his son was actually Steven Lars. As Heather mentioned the other day, Steven (dating Olivia at the time) was last seen being carted off to prison for an illegal organ harvesting program. Sarah Webber and Elizabeth Webber Baldwin are Jeff’s daughters with Carolyn. Sarah, also a doctor, hasn’t been seen in years. Jeff’s fourth child is Hayden Barnes (aka Rachel Berlin). This… Read more »

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Satan

No question that the “deadbeat dad” designation was one imposed on the characters, not by anything they actually did themselves, but by their glaring absence in the lives of their children and now grandchildren, as well as other family members. In Jeff’s case he not only missed out on everything Liz & her kids went through over the years, but was also conspicuously absent for the deaths of his father, Steve Hardy, and his brother Rick Webber, among other events that presumably would have caught his attention. You could make a similar list for Frisco, of course. Most of which… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Satan, thanks for your reply! As always, I appreciate your insights. I have to agree with your analysis. In theory, Jeff should have been present for so many momentous occasions, including those involving his daughter Liz. I appreciate your further expansion on Frisco as well. It all makes sense. Take care, Friend!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Hello Jamesj75..I’m in need of your opinion on this Webber story. Simply put…what’s the endgame? The reason I ask is because it’s beginning to feel like a desperate attempt at giving Elizabeth a story. ANY story. The Webbers don’t appear to have the charisma or energy of major, long-term contract players. So, besides some silly link to Reiko, what do we expect Elizabeth to uncover? I want to invest in this story because Rebecca is such a terrific actress but I’m smelling disappointment. What do you think?

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Soaphound! I really appreciate you reaching out to me on this Liz Webber story. During yesterday’s episode, when she unloaded on her parents on many of the milestone events they neglected to visit or offer any support, I found it powerful and, of course, sad. I think you are right that it’s an attempt to give Liz a storyline, but, as others have suggested, I suspect the character of Jeff Webber is about to be trashed, just as was done to his brother Rick. With new actors involved, the impact may be lessened, but I eagerly anticipate an eventual… Read more »

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

lol

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes now that we have a Jeff and Carolyn on the canvas.
However, it was really distracting for me to see that the Webbers live in Portia’s old house. HA! HA!
I know it’s a house in another state, but reused sets (while needed to save money, I guess) just take me right out of the moment while I adjust. They really need to do a better job of distinguishing their sets when reusing them. Just my two cents.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Your assessment on reused sets is spot on. Jeff’s house is not only Portia’s previous residence, but also the Dawn of Day house. Barely changed each time.

Sasha and Gladys’ apartment was previously Kim and Oscar’s home. The balcony view appears changed, but the kitchen island remains the anchor.

They did a little better disguising Elizabeth’s house (kitchen, modified entry) but you can tell it was the original Webber/Jones/Scorpio home. The fireplace and staggered stairs are giveaways.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Wonder what became of Liz’s previous house, the one that burned down.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

If I recall correctly, that was briefly reused twice. Once as the old Spencer house in the flashback scenes where Tony Geary played Luke and Bobbie’s father and Laura Wright as their mother. The last time it was used was when Jordan and Portia got trapped in a basement and Portia made that comment about Trina’s father.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

That set was slightly reworked and used again today (Nov 11) as the house where Anna is hiding out.

Satan
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Satan

And after that it’s been blown up at least twice. First by Fluke and then by whomever it was that was holding Jordan & Portia hostage (senior Devil moment… forgot the context of that story)

That house must be built from the same wood as that cabin near Salem that’s been burned 666 times, and is still there!

OG Steve
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OG Steve

If I recall correctly, Portia was there to help Curtis on a case. Jordan was looking for the same man, but for another case.

Regardless, it was a hurried up plot to help usher Jordan off the canvas when Briana Henry decided to not to renew her contract.

Robyn
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Robyn

Elizabeth didn’t grow up in CA did she? Wasn’t it CO? Different house, different keys, alarm, etc.?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Billy Moses looks the same, somewhat older but his wife reminds me of those old correctional institute matrons.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

As some have said, they are giving Liz a backstory but why hurt Finn in the process of finding out what his precious Reiko was up to or should I say who? When he thought he failed to save her from that terrible desease that also turned himself into an addict. It could have been any other woman Jeff had the thing with, oh almost forgot, there was another woman, Heather Barnes’s mother and who knows who else was on his hit list?

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Harrison Wagner, Son of GH’s Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner, Cause of Death Determined

General Hospital’s Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and former GH and B&B star Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, ex-Nick) have been mourning the loss of their beloved son, Harrison Wagner, since he passed away this past June at the age of 27.

Harrison was found in a parking lot and his cause of death was initially deferred.  Now, according to a report from PEOPLE.com, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officials have updated Harrison’s death as an “accident,” with Fentanyl and Alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax) as the official cause.

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Following his passing, Kristina and Jack created the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund to assist other young men who battle addiction to be able to afford getting into a recovery community.

Just a few days ago on December 1st, Kristina remembered her son on what would have been his 28th birthday with a touching Instagram post. It included a video clip of Harrison dancing along with the words: “Sometimes I feel like a pinned butterfly. There’s no second chance. There’s no see-him-again. There’s no nothing. He’s not coming back. It’s final. But life goes on. How do I spend the rest of my own without Harrison in it? What does it mean to be ‘all right’ after the death of your child, your blood? The pain will never go away. Today is Harrison’s birthdate. I had the privilege to know him for 27 incredible years. Harrison was larger than life, but beneath his commanding presence was vulnerability and compassion. He understood his own defects and worked hard to turn them around, to strengthen his positive attributes. He was a good listener and stood up for others when they couldn’t speak for themselves. He is missed. Happy Birthday, Harrison. To all bereaved parents: May you find peace. Let’s stick around and see what’s in store for our extraordinary lives.”

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Jack and Kristina have two sons together, the late Harrison, and their eldest son, Peter (age 31).  The actors were previously married from 1993 to 2006.

We continue to offer our condolences to Jack, Kristina, and Peter through this difficult time, and hope that from Harrison’s passing, that the scholarship fund in his name, will help others.

Share your thoughts on the closing of the case on Harrison Wagner’s death, and send your continued condolences to Jack and Kristina via the comment section below.

The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund notes that if you have a loved one that is in need of help with their substance abuse, please give them call at 888-977-4549 to learn more about the recovery options available.

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Felicia, Robert & Holly’s Masterplan Revealed Featuring Heart-Tugging Moments from Tristan Rogers & Emma Samms

Wednesday’s General Hospital began where the previous episode left off, with an on-fire, Holly Sutton (Emma Samms), literally! As the action picks up, Robert (Tristan Rogers) covers Holly with blankets to try and douse the flames.  The paramedics announce Holly has suffered second-degree burns over 75% of her body.

When the ambulance takes off, Robert goes with it. Meanwhile, Jordan (Tanisha Harper) and Mac (John J. York) are looking for evidence from the cabin fire … and wonder where the necklace has gone?

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Later, the ambulance pulls over to the side of the road, and one of the drivers is none other than paramedic Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner)! Felicia reveals herself as does Holly, who is perfectly fine, and Robert, who was in on the entire ruse to get Holly safely out of the country and away from Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy).

Viewers learn in flashbacks how this trio worked together to pull this off: Felicia showed up at the cabin with fire retardant clothes for Holly to wear and revealed how she planned to set the stove to start the fire.  We then learn that Holly and Robert staged Robert’s drugging and mugging, in order for Holly to steal the necklace and leave it inside the cabin for the PCPD to find.  It was Holly’s plan to ensure that Victor would have no further use for her.

Next, Robert gives Holly the keys to a car that can’t be traced; as she is to drive to Canada with a new ID and completely disappear.  Felicia adds that records will show that Holly was taken to a burn facility halfway around the world, freeing her to find out just where Victor is holding her beloved son, Ethan.

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Holly has a surprise in store for Victor on her departure! In a flashback, Holly meets up with Selina Wu (Lydia Look) on the pier and gifts her with one of the jewels from the necklace in exchange for poisoning Victor for her. Holly tells Selina she won’t find her son alive and well if Victor is dead, and assures Selina the poison will not kill Victor, but will be payback.

As the episode comes to a conclusion, and if you are a longtime fan of GH, you probably reached for the hankies in touching and beautifully-played moments between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms.

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In the story, Holly apologizes to Robert for all the trouble she has caused, but the two share a passionate kiss before they say their final goodbyes. BUT .. you didn’t think Holly would try to get away without one last scheme? She had the necklace in her pocket the whole time, begging the question … was she  going to take it with her? However, Robert knew Holly had the necklace and asks her to hand it over to him, which she does.

For her final moments, Holly walks off into the fog, which could only signify that this guest star turn for Emma Samms has come to its conclusion.

So, what did you think about the twists on today’s episode? Did you think Robert, Felicia and Holly were in cahoots? What did you think of the final scenes between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms? Comment below.

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