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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Kim Delaney Makes Her Debut as Jackie Templeton Returns to Port Charles

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Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the arrival of Kim Delaney back to the soap opera scene.  The fan favorite primetime, film, and daytime star has returned to the network (ABC) that made her soap-famous when she played a young Jenny Gardner on All My Children back in the early 80’s.

Fast-forward to 2020, and Delaney is actually a recast in the marquee role that kicked off Demi Moore’s career, that of ace investigative journalist and reporter, Jackie Templeton.  Moore played the role of Luke’s (Tony Geary) new love interest (following the disappearance of Laura into the fog) back in 1982.

Now Jackie is brought into the present day story by snooping reporter, Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan).  She wants Jackie’s help in bringing down Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) who is creating havoc in Port Charles at the hospital.   After their brief meeting, who should Jackie run into?  None other than her ex, Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers).

 

As longtime GH fans remember, after her involvement with Luke, Jackie became romantically involved with Robert.  But that went bust when Robert married a pregnant Holly (Emma Samms) to keep her from being deported out of the country.   All of that begs the question, is Jackie the one holding Holly hostage in some twisted vendetta from years gone by?

It was great to see Kim Delaney back on daytime, and now GH fans will wait to see what the writers have planned for her.

Do you think Jackie is good, evil, somewhere in between?   And according to reports, look for Jackie to have a profound effect on the lives of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Finn (Michael Easton).

So, what did you think of Kim’s first episode back to daytime and as Jackie Templeton? Comment below.

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brian
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brian

Let the show begin !

Alic
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Alic

I never liked Jackie. Towards the end, she acted like a spoiled, ill-tempered brat. I think she could have kept Robert had she not incessantly behaved like a jealous shrew, blowing up and yelling at him, when it came to Holly. Robert was not even in love with Holly at the time. I hope her temperament has improved.

Mary
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Mary

This is General Hospital. Having Jackie’s temperament improve would be too easy. It would be more fun if Jackie is still obsessed with Robert and blames Holly for stealing her man.

Angles&Rhymes
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Angles&Rhymes

It’s brilliant to bring Kim back as the well remembered Jackie Templeton, I think she’s a great fit for the role and like her playing against her normally sweet type. She has grown into this role, good for her.

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that Jackie is the younger woman Finn’s dad married; hence, Chase’s mom.

Satan
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Satan

Chase’s mom? And obviously some past involvement with McVampireFinnWhatevernamehe’susingthisweek??

What a steaming pile of unimaginative dragonshit that is.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I think Jackie and Finn had a thing years ago which was first implied when Chase first came to P.C and Finn was not keen on having anything to do with him.It was circulated by fans that he was probably in fact Chase’s father, not brother. Finn was very upset at the time that Jackie was married to his father, though we did not know what the connection was, but now is making more sense.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Ummmmm . . . OK. Of all the legacy characters available, I would not have said Jackie Templeton was the one fans were clamoring to see again. (I would not even have put her in the top 50.) Let’s hope the writers know what they’re doing; Kim Delaney deserves something worthy of her talent.

Thad Bosley
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Thad Bosley

I sure hope that her performance improves. She’s swallowing half of her sentences. I think she seems very nervous, but that could be due to the hectic pace.

Harry
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Harry

Thad, I think she will find her sea legs; she hasn’t acted in quite a few years. I have seen what she can do as Jenny on AMC and as Diane on NYPD Blue. This actor has got “it”. I can’t define what that “it” is exactly, but she’s got it. She has that special blend of charisma and natural acting ability which just makes one root for the character she is playing. I think she just sparks with Finn ( don’t like him with Anna) and I can’t wait to see her in scenes with her former brother, Martin… Read more »

DJefferson
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DJefferson

A good twist the things that GH was made of. She might have been Finn’s girl before his father took her

Joe P.
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Joe P.

Having Jackie back in town. And her having a son gives her a lot more depth.

Celia
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Celia

I’ve never had the privilege of watching Kim as “Jenny”–my grandmother still talks about Jenny and Greg—-so, I welcome Kim’s presence.
Someone here had suggested ( I think it was jimh) that perhaps Chase is actually Jackie’s and Finn’s son—-Hmmmm. That would make an intriguing plot to pursue.
….this brings to mind another plot which could possibly take flight—-Nina had twins—Nelle was one of the twins. Will we see Chloe again, as Belle? — the living twin?

Su000
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Su000

Hi Celia!!
Great to see you well and sassy 🙂
Ahha! Last month- I said to my friend-
Niana had twins therefore the interlocking heart
one side for each twin…….
And-00ooh yeah Finn and Mama got it on-
I think Finn and mama were a couple
and papa stole his son’s woman.
As for this Kim/Jenny – never heard of her.
I rarely see anyone in soap the news that I know.
I click in look at the soap news and go-
”who in heck are these soap people/actors??”
I never heard of them.
(( Celia- Be well and happy!!! ))

Celia
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Celia

Hey, SusieQ—thank you, my friend—- I am happy and well…. I must have replied to your comments at least twice—but, did not post. We may be of a different mind on certain issues, but as adults and humans with an open mind, we can accept diversity. Furthermore, you are kind and do not resort to calling fellow-posters names. Well, you know how jimh and I had this guessing game going on over Nina and her baby. I was more than certain Kiki was the long, lost daughter—-so disappointed when my wish went nowhere. The PTB did a number on us—-they… Read more »

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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