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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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GH’s Brook Kerr and Tabyana Ali Talk On: Trina’s Trial, Spencer and Rory, And Their On-Screen Mother/Daughter Relationship

Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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