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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

What a steaming pile of unimaginative dragonshit that is.

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.

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.

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.

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 Gray (Michael E Knight).

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

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

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?

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!!! ))

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 were all over the place; teasing us with Willow, Sasha and Nelle as possible candidates
I would love to see Chloe again, as the good twin—-she’s a superlative actress…and, I just love her—what can I say?
However, my brain never rests —I overthink everything; including soap plots—blame my grandmother—soaps are an addiction….So, I would not put anything past ye gods—-that is, Nina’s child ends up to be a HE!!
Be safe❤️

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Preview: After Tracy Takes Incriminating Photos of Finn; It All Points to Him Losing Custody of Violet

It’s clear that General Hospital is headed towards really taking Finn (Michael Easton) all the way down to the depths of despair, when his family and friends, while trying to do the right thing and protect his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love), from any harm, are also setting the guy up for a real punch to the gut.

Thus far, Finn started drinking heavily after his father Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Now, it looks like his daughter will be taken away from him.

In story on the Friday’s June 19th episode, after Finn cuts his hand accidentally on broken glass, he ends up passing out on the floor from excessive drinking. Violet comes upon her dad, and ends up calling Tracy (Jane Elli0t). When Tracy shows up, she calls the paramedics, who inform her that the issue with Finn is he drank too much.

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Once Violet goes over to Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard), Tracy goes back to Finn’s and takes photos on her phone of Finn passed out, a bottle of booze, the glass and the entire scenario.

So, between Brook Lynn, Chase and Tracy, it looks like Finn will not stand a chance at keeping custody of Violet, unless one of them sticks up for the good doc? In true soap-fashion, it would seem most likely, a court will grant temporary custody to Brook Lynn and Chase, setting up some kind of emotional full custody battle down the line? Stay tuned.

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Teasers for the week of June 24-28 on GH indicate the following:

MONDAY, JUNE 24

Tracy issues an ultimatum. Chase and Brook Lynn seek legal advice. Carly plots a bold move. Molly and TJ have a heart-to-heart. Ava gets an earful.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2024

Jason and Elizabeth discuss their son. Carly opens up to Brennan. Anna makes a discovery. Valentin makes a proposal. Finn suffers a setback.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Trina delivers bad news. Ava is on the warpath. Mac visits Cody. Alexis makes a revelation. Gio is alarmed. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2024 

Chase supports Finn. Jason and Danny bond. Dante voices his concerns to Sam. Dex surprises Josslyn.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2024

Carly and Jason clash. Sonny and Natalia get closer. Ava seeks out Laura. Brook Lynn and Chase make a big decision. Blaze has some tough questions for Kristina.

So, what did you think of Tracy taking photos of Finn passed out drunk? Are you on Tracy, Brook Lynn and Chase’s side, or do you think Finn will sober up when he realizes Violet will be taken from him? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Ryan Paevey Makes Statement on Why He is Stepping Back from Acting While Being ‘Grateful to General Hospital for Giving a Green Actor a Chance’ and ‘Hallmark for Changing My Life’

GH and Hallmark fan favorite, Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan West) wanted to clear the air after numerous reports and rumors had him quitting acting altogether and what that meant for any future projects in Hollywood he may have had planned.

Paevey released an exclusive statement to Heavy.com where he shared what is going on in his life. Back on June 19th, Ryan deactivated his Twitter and Facebook accounts and he may have deactivated his Instagram account on Friday as well, or as of this writing.

For Ryan, the decision to change his current life’s trajectory came after a series of events; chief among them moving closer to home to take care of his ailing mother who is battling lung cancer and social media scammers.

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Here is what Ryan shared: “Hey everyone…so first and foremost, I am a bit apprehensive that I even have to make a statement like this. I am certainly accustomed to a certain degree of gossip, but the past few weeks in particular have gotten out of control with speculation from third parties that have taken my words and expanded upon them to meet their narrative, or flat out misrepresented my words or misconstrued their meaning. I have always been an open book, and one who speaks his mind truthfully and directly, and it is unfortunate that we live in a world where social media makes it very easy to twist one’s words; I am often unaware it is even happening until someone from my team messages me in a panic, and so I feel it best to make a formal statement through HEAVY.”

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GH’s Dominic Zamprogna Opens Up on Concerns that Dante Was A-Goner: “There’s Any Number of Ways Comas Can Go”

When Detective Dante Falconeri was shot by a Pikeman henchman, and Jason (Steve Burton) was revealed alive and well, it put actor Dominic Zamprogna in a coma, and a bad one in soap terms, at that. For awhile there, it was touch and go for Dante.

The good news is Dante pulled through and is now back to his old self, and just in time for Dominic Zamprogna’s 15th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, which is June 22nd.

Dominic spoke to Soap Opera Digest on his milestone, and reflected back on the fan response from earlier this year when it may have appeared he was exiting the show for a second time.

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Zamprogna shared, “It’s nice to hear you say that people were worried about me – when I went into Frank’s (Valentini, EP, GH) office and he told me I was going into a coma, I started to worry about me (laughs)!”

From working on GH for a decade and a half now, Zamprogna has seen his fair share of comas, and in fact, his then on-screen wife, Lulu Spencer Falconeri was written off the show having never awakened from her coma.

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“There’s any number of ways comas can go,” said the popular GH star. “People joke, ‘Oh, you’ve got easy work.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, as long as it’s an on-screen coma! I don’t want to be in an off-screen coma, because then I’m not on the show!” But honestly, that means the world because we all care what people think about us, you know? And if people are happy to have me around, it feels good, obviously. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.”

So, are you glad that Dante is still alive and kicking? Did you think the show might write-off Dante after he was shot a few months back? Is it time, as Dominic head towards his 20th anniversary with the soap opera, for the powers-that-be to bring Lulu out of her coma? Should Dante and Sam (Kelly Monaco) eventually tie the knot? Comment below.

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