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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Finola Hughes Playing Twins Anna and Alex Devane?

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A major cliffhanger occurred at the end of Friday’s episode of General Hospital that has fans abuzz!

In the final seconds of the show, the scene switches from Port Charles to London, England and some sort of hospital where a patient is revealed! Who wakes up? Seems to be a sick Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)!

Back in Port Charles, spy “Anna” is trying to get a picnic to happen with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart). However, a jilted Nina (Michelle Stafford) tells Valentin that Anna has been using him and shows him the mangled watch and the bug contained with it.  Now knowing that he was set-up Valentin is livid, and leaves, while Nina sits at the bar with tears streaming down her face.

Later at Kelly’s, Anna calls someone to tell them that Valentin has started to resist her and that the bug is dead.  Next, outside of Kelly’s Valentin comes upon “Anna” who wants to go have this picnic, while Valentin insists they get more intimate.  He would like them to go somewhere to be alone. But “Anna” does not look pleased, but quite nervous.

So, what is going on here? Looks like the speculation may be true.  It would now seem that Finola Hughes is playing dual roles that of twin sisters, Alexandra and Anna Devane. After all, Anna has had memory problems were it came to remembering her past with Valentin.  It now is more than quite possible that it is Alex who Valentin has a thing for, and a past with.

Longtime All My Children fans recall Alex came to Pine Valley and became involved in brothers Dimitri Marick  (Michael Nader) and Edmund Grey (John Callahan) storylines.  We last heard from Alex when she supposedly relocated to Hungary in 2001 along with Dimitri. On the Prospect Park version of the series, it was revealed that Dimitri and Alex had divorced.  Now fans are just waiting for official confirmation on-screen in upcoming episodes of GH of the Devane sisters.

So, what did you think of today’s big reveal?  Excited to see Finola Hughes play dual roles? Comment below!

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Sly
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Sly

Most definitely excited to see Finola act the hell outta this material! It’s been terrific fun to watch the different nuances she has brought to Alex so far.

Timmm
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Timmm

She acted the hell out of her material last year and got robbed at the Emmys!

Celia
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Celia

And, this year, as well, Timmmy. So many actresses were overlooked; Finola, Nancy Grahn and Laura Wright, as lead actress.
As much as I love Gina Tognoni, I am still baffled as to what “ingredient” in her performance was deserving of the Emmy over these ladies. Nothing EMOTIONAL . Well, unless one calls Phyllis’ carnal exploits with Billy emotional. Ha!!

Alan
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Alan

I too was puzzled by Gina Tognoni’s win — her take on Phyllis lost all the humor and mischievousness Michelle Stafford brought to the role.

Celia
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Celia

@Alan. Hey, Alan….Timmm and I, among others, have been chanting this very litany for how long, now? You bet, my friend. It has been my contention all along. As great as Gina is, she has yet to fill Phyllis’s shoes for me. And, to carry it a bit further, her new Phyllis character completely goes against the grain. For instance, when she accused Chloe “I wouldn’t put it past her”, talking about “who the baby daddy”, as in Bella. Ummmm. Isn’t that what she did with Daniel? She foisted him off as Danny Romalotti’s baby? It’s one thing for a… Read more »

rose
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rose

Sly…I’m loving the Anna/Alex story. Especially the airport reveal by Emma and Robin, and the “interrogation” scene at PCPD. And unlike some of the other disquise/twins like Ava/Denise is is so much more understated but effective…the twist of her hair, clothes, facial expressions. Wonder if Anna and Alex will work together, sort of, to find out where the deadly stuff is. Hope so since I’ve liked them together so far from what I’ve seen.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Rose – I loved the airport scenes, too!!

su0000
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su0000

Medical Definition of Chimera; Chimera: In medicine, a person composed of two genetically distinct types of cells. Human chimeras were first discovered with the advent of blood typing when it was found that some people had more than one blood type. Most of them proved to be “blood chimeras” — non-identical twins who shared a blood supply in the uterus. Those who were not twins are thought to have blood cells from a twin that died early in gestation. Twin embryos often share a blood supply in the placenta, allowing blood stem cells to pass from one and settle in… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

And– I want the Cassidine that was billed as the devil incarnate, the one Cassidine all feared….
The darkest of the Cassadines that was said to be Valentin.

leave it to tJ&S to royally screw it up into a big YAWN . a Yawn Cassidine..
that is pitiful shameful writing=stinkin bad writing.

Valentin is a whimpering wishing washy hoohummm villain.
Written as a disgrace towards the Cassadines.
Not the devil incarnate but a powder puff marshmallow ((what a shame !!

A goldfish has a harder bite than Valentin ..

((I love Valentin! … but really……..

Shay
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Shay

I hear you about that “Devil Incarnate Cassadine” we were seemingly falsely promised way back when, su! No matter how yummy Valentin may be, he is NOT the character who was previously advertised….another old “bait-and-switch” by the GH showrunners, eh????

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Wait for it, suOOOO. For better or worse, his evil’s about to come out Tried to be a changed man…now his hurt and rage toward the non-Anna is going to be the catalyst that sends him over the edge. Me thinkest, anyway. But that kinda makes me sad…I like the vulnerable Valentin. If they turn him dark he’ll probably be exiting at some point when the storyline runs its course. Hope not.

Patrick
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Patrick

OH NO… @ Rebecca1 yeah.. I think… if the writers had it in them… they would spark turn ignite and run amok.. with how talented Jason Patrick Stuart HOLDS which.. is probably why I’m not tuning in to “Anna” be it Alex or Anna… doing their damndest to bring justice for Nicholas murder. JPS.. has all the requisite MUST BE to savor talent dream tantalize ON which is why I continue to point out.. all the leading men.. and women Valentin / Kevin / Dante / Griffin / Scotty / Dillon / Aaron / Brad / Lucas / Julian /… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I love all the actors you pointed out, Patrick. I’ve seen Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) in other things and he really has great range. I love Dante but the actor can do much more. He’s underutilized in my opinion. Matt Cohen (Griffin)? Gorgeous actor also with great acting chops. They really need to up his game, too. At this point he serves no purpose other than eye candy (which, LOL, I have no problem with. He’s just beautiful). Love Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) too! I’d love to see him have more of a role now that Tracy’s gone as they hopefully… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I do believe, su, a true chimera is an illusion; a fantasy, hence the mythical Greek fire-breathing monster; which is the entire substance of the off-the-wall storyline relating to Jake etal.
Human chimeras, and I use the word loosely, are extremely rare….wnem it happens, something is very wrong, mainly because one of the “twins” is a hermaphrodite, in which neither Alex nor Anna is.

Celia
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Celia

PS, su. I must add that a chimara is an oddity….derived from many “parts”….. a facsimile of Dr. Frankenstein’s monster.
….not just as simple as a black and white definition.
Later.

Celia
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Celia

PPS, again, su, LOL.
You got me thinking…..you may have a point.
What if Alex is holding Anna in that London hospital to alter her DNA? Identical twins do share the same genetic makeup, but not really identical. So, if Anna will be infused with a different DNA for nefarious reasons, then, yes, she could become a chimera, artificially.
This borders on SyFy. LOL.

Melanie
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Melanie

I’m expecting David Hayward to come to Port Charles in the near future. They can rehash their baby’s existence. Now that Vincent Irizarry is no longer on Days, it could be possible. Time will tell.

Richard
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Richard

OMG I WOULD DIE IF DAVID came to PC!!! they could use a devious Doctor in PC! I love that they can use PP characters again!!

Patrick
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Patrick

THIS is the best answer ever… to bring Anna a love interest

GH squandered Paul. and that Seth Baker

so to bring history … and a total combustion.. because of love .. intrigue… and alive

Vincent Irizarry and Finola Hughes for the winsome twosome

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, bring in more AMC people to GH and confuse the shit out of us AND they steal time from Scotty, Mac, Felicia, Monica, ect!

Celia
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Celia

Too funny!!

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, Timmmbo! I’m especially deadset against “The Irizarry.” I’ve never understood his appeal, and that dates back to his GL “Lujack” days!

Patrick
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Patrick

I will continue to parade… whatever it takes… to steer clear of :

Sonny / Carly / Jason / Sam / Finn / Hayden / Michael / Nelle

not a single one of them spark… resonate … must watch… have no tune in value

Steve
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Steve

Major cliffhanger? This has been telegraphed for weeks!

Finola has done a great job showing different personality and physical traits – such as the playing with hair – to show she is playing a different character. Plus, she never calls anyone by name.

Celia
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Celia

So well said, Steve. Also, I noticed her mode of dress is different. Perhaps it’s my imagination, but Anna’s usual wardrobe is more ‘subdued’.
Her obvious flirting does go against Anna’s character, as well.

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Hey, Shay,
LOL. I think Sally means Alex, not Alexis….not sure, here.

Also, I did answer your query about Nathan’s paternity, and what I think….for what it’s worth.
Remember I said, more oft than not, that Griffin and Nathan were half brothers? Well, there you go…..same father, different mother.
Hmmmm, unless there was a Faison mask involved…who knows?! Some blood tests are in order. LOL.
Later.

Shay
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Shay

Well, as long as Alex doesn’t go “full-tilt tartwear”—ala Alexis—her more flirtatious nature is to be considered just part of her charm!!!!

Shay
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Shay

Oh, I caught her drift, CeeCeeGirl…I meant as long as Finola’s “Alex” doesn’t go all-out Alexis overboard in “trashy-fashion territory” then her version of sexy is a fine way to differentiate her from the more demure, “buttoned-down” Anna! As for GH’s perpetual paternity go-round, I’m thinking a full-hour installment of Maury Povich is warranted—where “everyone gets a DNA test!”–for the granddaddy of all “Who’s Your Daddy?” episodes! It’s long past time we found out exactly who’s who in this too-often insane iteration of indeterminate identities!

Steve
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Steve

@Celia

The show doesn’t seem to “want to go there” with who Nathan’s father is. RP is stuck in holding pattern until KS returns. After that, the plot will probably focus on Maxie.

As for Griffin, we know that Olivia Jerome will eventually return and play into whatever reveal they have planned for who Griffin’s mom is.

TinaP
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TinaP

Excited to see Finola play twins again, double Finola double the enjoyment of watching her do amazing work on screen. Figured it was Alex who had a past with Valentine and not Anna because his version of what happened did not match the amazing backstory love story Gloria Monty gave us of Anna with Robert way back in 85. I knew the writers would not trash such rich history of a legendary character like Anna Devane for the sake of fitting into this story and I’m so happy that they didn’t. , They just gave Valentine’s history with a Devane… Read more »

Sally
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Sally

I agree, Tina.
Maybe Helena is the one who is “mind controlling” Alexis.

Shay
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Shay

The only things that control the mind of Alexis are her nether regions! (As in when is her next roll in the hay?….) Okay, I suppose you could also toss in those ever-beckoning wine bottles, too. (As in when will her next alcoholic relapse happen?….) In other words, to blame Helena for the multiple shortcomings of this weak-willed woman is truly barking up the wrong tree!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Great post!

Amber Sinclair
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Amber Sinclair

Alex Devane is most definitely in Port Charles pretending to be Anna Devane, while Anna is in London in a hospital. Either Alex is keeping Anna out of danger or Alex has been brainwashed AGAIN by someone EVIL!!! Alex would NEVER intentionally hurt her sister Anna. Maybe Charlotte Devane got in cahoots with Cesar Faison and had him brainwash Alex? Or maybe Anna had a blood clot, stroke or heart attack when she went to London to see Alex and she was admitted in the hospital receiving treatment, so both Anna and Alex are working together? I truly hope the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Nice post.

Steve
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Steve

At the time Alexandra Devane was created, Agnes was less involved with AMC. Although she was created on AMC, the link to the originally GH character of Anna makes her more of a hybrid.

The turn of the early 2000’s saw a concerted effort to connect the ABC soaps. A Devane family on AMC, Skye Chandler assumed to be a Quartermaine on GH and the baby switch crossover with OLTL and AMC.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Skye was also on OLTL. Wish Robin Christopher would come back to GH and bring AJ with her!

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

The best story on daytime in 2017….exceptionally written and perfectly executed…full of mystery and intrigue…classic spy games with lots of twists…great use of the Devane family history from AMC…have to admit JEAN AND SHELLY are doing great work here. Valentin is the best new character since Robert…with sensational chemistry with Anna and Nina…just give Stuart the lead actor Emmy right now. Anna has been rebooted from the Duke whining in this story…now we are getting to watch the mesmerizing Alexander work her magic…great material for the gem that is Finola Hughes. Michelle Stafford is killing it again….finding her footing as… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

” Stuart, Hughes, Stafford are the new stars of GH. ” Absolutely well… I didn’t see this coming this explains why I was ??? just not, getting in to , this “Anna” . her coy ANKLE sprain and batty eyes with Valentin. didn’t buy that for a second at least Nina and Valentin, now, both know, that something is going on.. and that it was calculated … thereby Nina and Valentin can renew their love and go full throttle on their reign as the first couple of port Charles oy… I really was like… just not getting in to “Anna”… Read more »

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

Nina and Valentin are great couple.

Michelle Stafford, James Patrick Stuart, Scarlett Fernandez is soap opera magic.

Patrick
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Patrick

PS: about Michelle Stafford I truly do want to prop her… as I’ve remarked… she can now and forever let go her top draw Phyllis @ Y&R it has taken her character this long. no matter… as Michelle Stafford is once again back on track…. fired up. let’s hope so… as I don’t want her playing 2nd banana to any one. as soon as she and Valentin married… GH had all the opportunity to give Nina character a steely resolve and FIGHT w/Valentin to power house GH, together. at least … this now gives Finola as the real Anna to… Read more »

Sally
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Sally

Agree with all of this except the part about Stafford. Ick! I cannot stand this character.

Shay
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Shay

Here, here, Sally! I can trace the moment of my utmost disgust with this show directly to the arrival of this particular character and the actress who portrays her….Even though the disenchantment had been building with the immense doubling-down of other previously uninspired players like the sugary Sabs, avaricious Ava and gag-worthy Julian, as well as certain OLTL alumni, I found Stafford and her Nina to be the absolute pinnacle of unnecessary and annoying casting of former big name soapsters simply for the sake of saying they were on the GH canvas, and for no other compelling and logical reason… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Like your enthusiasm/your post!

Patrick
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Patrick

100%. appreciate the positive energy that posts should

naysay isn’t negative… it’s a perspective

funny how… our intent may go unfounded… TPTB

The Powers that BE

so I will direct all my misgivings … @Frank, Jean, and Shelley

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Patrick…For me there’s a difference between perspective and some posters who are always negative…they complain constantly and rarely (if at all) write anything positive. Gets tedious. Nice to read some who are enthusiastic or engaged…like a book club…there’s an exchange of ideas, opinions, interpretations, etc which makes the club interesting and enhances the experience. If the “readers” were always complaining…either they’re reading the same book that they obviously are not enjoying or they just don’t like reading. 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

JPS is magnificent!

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

I am so sick of GH being interrupted…two times this week we missed the first half…so pissed.

Aria
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Aria

I no longer depend on the network or local station to watch gh , thank the universe for Hulu and iTunes because the stations love interrupting shows for weather updates or any stupid mess trump now has to say .

Linda
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Linda

I am tired of the interruptions also as these Washington stories will go on and on. Most people have cable, satellite or a Roku so they can get the DC scoop.

Timmm
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Timmm

Look out next week, a new FBI guy will be announced! WTF, watch CNN or FOX for this info! Leave our soaps alone!

Shay
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Shay

Forget CNN…you’ll find more fictional storylines there than on GH, Timmmbo! (And sadly, they are just as lame, predictable, and unimaginative as the latter….)

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, with all the different news/cable networks, I don’t know why these interruptions have to disrupt the viewing pleasure of our soaps…Bah!!

SW
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SW

Yes, love it!!! Thanks for bringing an AMC character on..love these nods to soap history.

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

I mentione Anna was acting different and knew she was a fake…

Joe
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Joe

Not all fans will understand the storyline but I think it’s great. I remember when Anna returned from the dead in Pine Valley and ran into Robin when Robin was visiting Edmund. It was a great scene, and interesting to see Finola playing the twins on AMC. I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully more AMC characters will appear in Port Charles, like Marian Colby Chandler.

Shay
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Shay

@Joe…I’m all for any plot device that enables the spectacular Finola Hughes to have a greater presence on the GH canvas, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I care to see the citizens of Pine Valley follow her Alex(?) en masse to Port Charles. We’ve already done these casting stunts to death with OLTL players, and they only served to dilute the nature of “General Hospital”…that’s the name of THIS soap, remember???

Celia
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Celia

So, Gran is wrong Shay….Anna is in London. LOL
As to Valentin’s less than fierce-self; I do think the wounded puppy will soon show his lupine fangs.
The monster returns!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Sweet Shay. Enough of the other soap characters! Put the F…..g soaps online if you want a reboot! Concentrate on the Q’s!

Celia
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Celia

I don’t know if you watched AMC, Shay; but, the nurse called Anna Mrs. Marick ( as in Dimitri)….. This guy got around, as he was married to Erica Kane, as well, living in a makeshift ‘casle’, much like Wyndemere. The similarities are too coincidental. The plot thickens—he was Hungarian, wasn’t he? Is he anybody’s father? All in the family. Transylvania, anyone? Are all hospitals in London as dark and scary? I’d not like to be a patient there!! This is why my grandmother mentioned Hungary. Much of the Devane events happened in Hungary ( behind the scenes?). Can’t make… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Right on, Timmmster! It’s quite one thing for GH to raise Cassadines from the dead…but endless former characters from defunct ABC soaps? I think NOT!

Celia
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Celia

What is Irizzary’s appeal, you ask, lovely Shay? I guess it must be a personal attraction.
Pour moi? Il est tres magnifique!!! Comment ca se dit? Come si dice? To each his own? LOL.
For instance, everyone drools over Jason Thompson, or Peter Bergman, or Daniel Goddard, to name a couple…..Well, I find them not one bit heart-stopping….know what I mean? Sure you do!!!! LOL.
Now, Shay, we both do not languish away over Julian Jerome, the character….but, I find William an exquisite proponent of the male anatomy. Yeees!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I understand why you’d like to see your AMC characters on GH, Joe. Soaps have been in a state of flux since the genre’s “fall.” I think the producers/execs, etc are feeling out the new territory…trying to cross over some characters or storylines and gauge audience reaction. Some suggest that they’d like to see Roger Howarth become Todd once again. I LOVED Todd Manning…just not sure if he’d be the same in this different environment. Without Vicki, Blair, etc the dynamics and his role would be changed. Tricky… At the same time, they’re not using the vets that we have… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Come back, Anna!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I was unaware Anna had a twin sister — but I knew the Anna that was flirting with Valentin wasn’t Anna Devane— Normally I am not a fan of the evil twin story line– been done to death but Ms Hughes is doing such a masterful job performing Alex pretending to be Anna I am enjoying the story for the fact alone— whenever Alex comes across a bit of information about Anna that she did not realize FH with just her eyes makes you see Alex’s mind racing to think of way to cover up the fact she had no… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I suggested many weeks ago that unbeknownst to Valentin (and Anna) that he’d had that experience (that Anna couldn’t remember) with her twin. Predictable…but, even so, well done. Looking forward to the story which will also, obviously, be the catalyst that sets off the dangerous side of Valentin we’d heard about.

Mika
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Mika

Anything that gives us twice the air time for Finola is a winner!

robbie
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robbie

Surely no one was surprised by this. Not at all subtle

Mister Media
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Mister Media

I am excited to see Finola Hughes play dual roles. I’ve loved watching how, as the fake Anna, she has pumped up the sex appeal. She is one of the most alluring actors on all of daytime and a brilliant actor as well. Nobody plays subtext like Finola. Now it’s up to the writers to make this all feasible. Please writers – work it all out before you put it on the screen. Otherwise we’ll just be getting more stalled or dropped stories, more inconsistencies which will have to be re-written or explained away in the future and more frustration.… Read more »

JMER
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JMER

These type of reveals are less than exciting for most fans I know. In fact it chases viewers away. It’s as if they don’t want the excitement to be in telling the story itself and cluing the audience into surprises and reveals for the characters while keeping the characters themselves in the dark. There used to be excitement in that on Classic GH then came Guza who loved to shock us (and follow through with the OOC behavior being true) and more recently, Ron Carlivati came around and created Fuke (Faison in a Duke mask) and revealed his identity a… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I miss RC .. I believe he was writing Anna#2 would not be twin but a clone .. 🙂 That would indeed be more exciting than another run-of-the-mill evil twin .. ((I’d bet all the soaps have three or more of the standard good-bad twin story)) And, that is why I see nothing special or exciting in just another twin story that has been dusted off and put back into use.. It would take a miracle for all the writers stuck in the 80’s to actually come up with something new and different and 21st century techy modern, sigh ..… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

And if RC was writing this little Charlotte would be Helena’s clone—and not Lulu’s and Stravos test tube baby—and she should be an evil little brat– like in the old movie the “Bad Seed” — can you see it now with her sweet little angel face telling Valentin ‘ Yes papa, I killed the puppy, he wasn’t very nice to me–so he had to go”— then she gives him a creepy Helena grin— ahh yes, the good old days of RC

su0000
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su0000

hi Mary SF ..
yes!!!
Now, that would be good.. Charlotte a clone via Helena.
I would not fall asleep or FF …

But- the Queens of Snooze couldn’t write anything suspenseful, not even if a miracle came upon them to do so.

Steve
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Steve

The clone thing would be a direct ripoff of Guiding Light.

Ron started out all gang busters but in the end gave us Fluke and Denise Demuccio. It was time for a change. That doesn’t mean we need to stay with these two forever, either.

Celia
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Celia

I agree with your theory, su……much more eventful, mystical, interesting, and original. Love it!!

Jenny
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Jenny

I like this nod to history! I do hope it is revealed that Alexsndra is not an evil person…but is doing this to help Anna and bring Valentin down. Im not sure I trust any soap writer to tell a sophisticated layered story like that, but I am along for the ride. It gives us more Finola, genuine suspense, and an old school style mystery.

Jenny
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Jenny

For instance….maybe Alex knew Anna was battling her cancer and that she would not be strong enough to fight whatever needed to be fought. So…she arranged for Anna to be in that clinic receiving the best csre possible…while she herself takes on Valentin. Girl power! Sisters in arms! Something unpredictable other than the good vs. evil doppleganger.

Celia
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Celia

I really like that, Jenny…better than the daily fare of uninteresting imbrogli, by namely, one Sonny Corinthos and all his bag of tricks.
Anna and Alex must have been in contact as soon as it was known that Valentin, the presumed “Dauphin” of Darkness was in town.
This makes so much sense. I suppose the switch could have happened soon after Anna was diagnosed. Alex had Anna wisked away by a trusted party?
Very interesting…..
Later, Jenny.

Shay
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Shay

“Dauphin of Darkness!!!!” I love it, CeeCeeGirl! Excellent use of alliteration!

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, my love. I just knew you’d notice!!!!

rose
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rose

I’m more and more impressed with Finola Hughes lately as she has, with what seems effortlessly to me, moved through so many “moods and personalities” that Anna has been experiencing since coming back to Port Charles. Especially since her confrontation with Olivia Jerome in GH’s basement with Griffin. And if she is Anna’s twin, she’s doing a wonderful, but subtle job, of playing the role. I know Valantin’s built to be suspicious, so why he hasn’t figured out something is wrong yet without the help of finding there was a recorder on the watch?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Rose…I just think he was so smitten with Anna…so fixated on her from his past…his passion for her followed by his hurt and betrayal…that he was blinded by his conflicting emotions. Also, if it was indeed Alex that he had that affair with and who turned against him…did he ever know Anna? Was it always her twin? Did he know both of them? Even Andre, Jordan and Griffin don’t suspect anything which I think is more odd than Valentin not noticing. She’s completely out of character…she went from warm and empathetic to cold, biting and abrupt. But without knowing… Read more »

rose
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rose

Rebecca1…I agree with what you are saying. Am liking this story line, and have decided to not over think it. Just go with the flow. I never was familiar with Alex when she was on AMC, but I am liking her wardrobe. But then Finola looks good and classy in anything. Love how Anna has broken free of the sedatives. This is true Anna. Just wish she didn’t have to repeat another secret clinic experience. Have to admit there is a fire/chemistry between Alex and Valantin that I haven’t seen with Anna have before. And when it comes to Andre,… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

I’m loving it, clearly they wanted us to know because I don’t understand why Alex has been a little careless in certain occasions like. She’s not only a spy but a doctor too so if she’s clearly impersonating Anna she should know bout Anna’s medical condition and had . But I’m prob over thinking it let’s have the story play out before I put my two cents. I hope there’s more Devine around .

Aria
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Aria

I hope there’s more Devane relatives around.

TinaP
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TinaP

Hope her nephew Aidan comes to visit his Auntie Anna aka Tigger as his mom use to call her. I would love for GH to give Anna real family like AMC did.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well Anna’s medical condition was a fairly recent development and not well known– so I don’t think Alex knew about it, but as soon as she found out about she phoned and ordered the procedure Anna needed which is why we saw Anna in a hospital —

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

Finola Hughes is and always has been a marvelous actor. I’m overjoyed that she is once again being given a front burner storyline. I’ve been a major fan of hers since she first appeared on GH in the 80s. Her chemistry with James Patrick Stuart is pretty amazing. I love this story. And kudos also to Michelle Stafford for again reminding us all how fabulous she is. This is some juicy stuff! Long live General Hospital!!

Celia
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Celia

Ohhh, yeah!!!!! Michelle Stafford rules, Jason!!!!

Celia
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Celia

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, to all you wonderful mothers out there!!

Dee
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Dee

Has anyone seen obbrecht since she gave Anna the info? Maybe it is Leisl acting as Anna again and maybe it was her back in the day too– acting as Anna and maybe Nathan is Valentin’s son?

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

if only Griffin turns out to be her son…

Celia
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Celia

I think Griffin may be Alex’s son….but, there were so many “switcheroos” between the twins, that is, when ‘auntie’ Charlotte played havoc with the Devane sisters’ and brother’s minds, that the confusion abounded. Perhaps, it is carried on to GH and we may get it straightened out . May, is the key word here.
So, yeah, Griffin could be Anna’s or Alex’s.
Good call, Allen.

Shay
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Shay

Orrrr….maybe Nathan is a real Devane, and that’s why Dr. O. snatched him and called him her own???? Given Liesl’s historically-unmitigated contempt for Anna, what if she took her son/nephew(?) to exact revenge on the Devane clan, for whom her beloved Faison was so enchanted? I know, CeeCeeGirl…it’s convoluted and thinking outside the box, but it certainly wouldn’t be the first time the GH writers pitched a storyline out of left-field…perhaps the “evil daddy” meme was simply a smokescreen cleverly concocted by Obrecht to conceal her own misdeeds, and as thus, hiding Nathan “in plain sight” with her “Swiss Sis”… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

Thoroughly enjoying Ms. Hughes in her dual role. Anything that brings her front and center is a win for GH fans! She and James Patrick Stuart are fabulous together, as both have subtly adjusted their on-screen rapport to accommodate the deception. Their chemistry as Alex and Valentin is MUCH different than their chemistry when Valentin is playing off the real, more vulnerable, Anna. This is the mark of superb actors and I hope their “dance” continues long-term, though only with Anna do I believe that Valentin shows his heart. Can’t wait until he becomes aware of the con. Best storyline… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

See this is what I mean, you bring up stories that were just dropped and now Frank wants to roll out more of his old favorites from AMC and OLTL. STOP IT!

Celia
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Celia

Well, my Timmmy; if TPTB have their way, there’s a plethora of characters who may very well appear to satisfy the Devane/Marick/Cassadine feeding frenzy….it all goes hand in hand.
I don’t know how I feel about that.
But, I am sooo detached from all things Franco/Jason/Jake/scarecrow idiocy.

Celia
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Celia

And, oh, oh, oh….another ‘mystery’ popped up…..Alex’s chimera-chain around her neck; now in Valentin’s hands. LOL.
Pethaps the chimera ‘spirit’ does connect them all, as it is suggested.
Is this another goose chase? I seem to remember a similar ‘lark’ ( pardon the pun), chasing after the Nyad statue. Fanciful and trivial storyline, albeit I can’t say I do not enjoy the pursuit, yet. Ha!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

What’s going on now is tedious and just plain boring. And wasn’t that one-day “adventure” filled with the most amateurish setting–the scarecrow, etc? Wow! Digging in the bottom of the barrel these days it seems.

su0000
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su0000

Hi Nancy ..
Jean & Shelly are– The Queens of Snooze ..

It will not get better, they are close to being story tapped-out..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Nancy! Hope all’s well!

Funny, as far as the soaps, how differently we all feel. I actually think the show’s been really good on many levels. And I’m loving the Anna/Alex/Valentin arc. It hearkens back to the ol’ days of GH and seems to involve a lot of the cast. Anna, Valentin, Nina, Franco, Jake, Liz, Sam, Helena, Jason…all ties to the camera (sp?).

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hahahaha…not camera! “Chimera” ?

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey there, Rebecca–all’s well–thanks so much. Hope all ok with you, also.
I, too, love it when a lot of the cast is involved–but, unfortunately, the integration of the story lines leaves so very much to be desired–and, importantly, the stories are often a confusing mishmash–violating GH history and lacking in so many areas, mainly character development and motivation, denying viewers emotional involvement.
Jane Elliot in that last interview said it well when she said that there are “episodes” now rather than real storytelling. Apt description on how soaps have devolved.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hmmmm…interesting analysis! I don’t know…maybe we experience soaps differently now then we did 10, 20 years ago. We were younger…and so were they! Our loyalty to characters we knew so well are older older, retired, passed or just not the center anymore…couples, friends, families just memories. No show could sustain a similar momentum for 40, 50 years. Shows today don’t last past a season! I’m just going with the current flow because it’s never going to be the GH of yore. Different times, different budgets, actors retired, moved on or passed and soaps with no guarantee of renewal. As long… Read more »

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Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series after being let-go.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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