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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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Vinessa Antoine’s ‘Diggstown’ Acquired by Fox in the U.S.

Great news for fans of former GH star Vinessa Antoine (Ex-Jordan).  The Canadian legal drama, Diggstown, in which she stars has found an American broadcasting home via news today that Fox has acquired the series.

Fox has picked up twelve episodes for seasons one and two of the drama.

In Diggstown, Antoine stars as Marcie Diggs, a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal-aid office after her beloved aunt takes her own life following the pressures of a malicious prosecution.

 

The series explores issues of social injustice among other topical matters and universal themes. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics, and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their varied clients. Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.

Deadline broke the news of the acquisition, which will help the network during the Covid-19 pandemic and production shutdowns, to have programming ready to go while other shows continue to get up and running.

No word yet on when Fox might air Diggstown in its primetime line-up.

So, excited to see Vinessa in the legal drama when the show airs on Fox? Comment below.

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When Martin Met Jackie (AKA All My Children’s Tad and Jenny) on General Hospital

If you caught Monday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama snuck in a ‘wink-wink nudge-nudge’ to viewers of the once dominant ABC daytime soap opera line-up.

Since Kim Delaney was announced as coming to GH to take on the role of ace investigative journalist, Jackie Templeton, longtime All My Children viewers noted that she at some point could be reunited with her former All My Children TV brother, Michael E. Knight, because they are both now in Port Charles.

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The one time Tad and Jenny Gardner of Pine Valley got re-acquainted on yesterday’s episode when Martin interrupted a conversation between Jackie and her son, Chase (Josh Swickard).  When he did, Jackie looks at Martin and says, “Do I know you?”   She looks as though she is trying to place exactly where she knows that face from, and from there the two eventually share their first one-on-one scenes as their new soap alter-egos.

In the moment, Martin wants Jackie to investigate what happened to his mother, Florence, and reveals to Jackie that his bio-brother is Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober), which perks up Jackie to probably do some digging.

For many, it was great to see Michael and Kim together again, and here’s hoping GH can capitalize on it in future scenes.

So did you enjoy the nod to All My Children history on yesterday’s GH between Jackie and Martin aka Jenny and Tad? Comment below.

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General Hospital to Incorporate In-Story ‘GMA3: What You Need to Know’ Jackie Templeton & Sasha Gilmore Interview

In a crossover of sorts, on the upcoming, Wednesday, January 27 episode of General Hospital, the daytime drama series will bring the characters of Jackie Templeton (Kim Delaney) and Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson) to its true lead-in, GMA3: What You Need to Know, but in a fictitious way for a revealing and explosive interview.

The scene is set in the Metro Court in Port Charles, and Jackie, the ace reporter and journalist has some tough questions for Sasha during their sit-down interview.  The in-story tie-in helps promote both shows in the ABC afternoon line-up.

Soap Opera Digest, who first brought the news of the mash-up in their latest issue, revealed that the moment is “being played as a remote segment for the ABC news and lifestyle program.”

However, there will be no one from GMA3 appearing on the Wednesday episode.

So what do you think will happen during the Jackie/Sasha sit-down? Comment below.

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