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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Kimberly McCullough and Finola Hughes Deliver Emotional Reunion of Robin & Anna!

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Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital will be remembered for one of the long-awaited moments that fans of the series have been waiting for since the announced return of Kimberly McCullough (Robin)!

Playing these high stakes, important to the audience, emotional moments, can be a quite daunting task for the actors involved, because they hope not to disappoint their legions of fans who have stuck through the storyline waiting for the payoffs!

Yesterday, after almost two years of torture at the hands of the super-villains of the series, Robin was finally reunited with her mother, Anna Devane.   First, we must give Kimberly McCullough a huge round of applause and major kudos.  The moment where she sees her mother for the first time, and goes in for the clinch and in the loving arms of Anna for the first time in what seemed like an eternitym was so beautifully played by McCullough that we bought every single moment of it.   With tears streaming down her face, McCullough was able to play the anguish and horror of what she had been through, and the closure of finally being in the safe arms of her mother!  It was major hankie moments for the audience and for Robin, who finally had some relief that her ordeal has almost come to an end!

And what can we say about Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) that has not been said?   The set-up of the reunion  scenes harkened back to the old days 0f GH with the classic moment of when little Robin was reunited with Robin the last time she was kidnapped and taken from her mother.  History had repeated itself, and Robin and Anna triumphed over evil again! Hughes was exquisite as well!  Add to that, the emotions of Robin’s father, Robert (Tristan Rogers) watching the moment go down, and the Devane/Scorpio’s were once again … at least for the time being …  a united front …  and a family again!

Later in the episode, McCullough as Robin continues to bring us to tears, when she was reunited with Duke (Ian Buchanan), the real Duke for the first time in decades!   And, the story continues today… will Robin get to Patrick (Jason Thompson) in time to stop his wedding to Sabrina (Teresa Castillo)?

So, what did you think of the reunion scenes between Anna and Robin?  Did it live up to your expectations? And, what did you think of the performances of Kimberly McCullough and Finola Hughes?  Comment below!

 

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Bravo Gh!!!! God how youre good!!!! EMMY please!!

mary
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mary

absolutely!! congrats Frank and Ron!! Another great GH

Bryon
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Bryon

I absolutely loved the scenes. Great job by both actors. It definitely met my expectations and the emotional display was spot on. I wanted it to be very emotional and high impact and they delivered very well. I also liked the scene where she, Anna, her father and Duke altogether and were in a big group hug. Very good job!! This show is so good and hope ABC keeps this show on for many years.

Patrick
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Patrick

ditto!

watching veterans… reel production

doesn’t get any better.

“…I also liked the scene where she, Anna, her father and Duke altogether and were in a big group hug.”

i’d throw in as well… Big Mac and Felicia showing up at Maxie’ door… to take her to the wedding.

it’s just classic scenes to cherish

and Dr. O… is well on her way… to becoming… a classic with.

I LOVE General Hospital!

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

They were some of the greatest acted and written scenes. The actors made you really see the emotion. I am really sad to see Tristan leave as this dynamic between the three of them is pure magic.

Lori Harrison
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Lori Harrison

These scenes were wonderful for a whole host of reasons. First, we’ve grown up with Robin and Anna and watched their relationship develop for decades. We were invested. Second, these two actresses have a genuine love for each other and that came through in the scenes over and over. Next, at the end of the day, stripped of all the ‘soapiness’ of the evil criminals, kidnappings, poison and masks, this was a story about a mother reuniting with her daughter. These actresses and actors, with the help of great directing, writing, camera work and everything else, hit it out of… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…These actresses and actors, with the help of great directing, writing, camera work and everything else, hit it out of the park, gave us the payoff we were waiting for and made us cry a bunch of happy tears. Thanks.” have to echo… great posts. I cried. I want… I hope… I dream… it’s a beloved art form… Serial… that never wavers from the recesses of our minds – that we watch collectively… the production being what it is; I have to acknowledge Finola Hughes… one more time… and that’s unrealistic… she is the grand dame… masterclass… who elevates and… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Also well said Patrick!!! She is superlative!!! They are very happy tears!

Patrick
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Patrick

have to point out: your read: “these two actresses have a genuine love for each other” 100% agree…. this is so apparent and the rest of this family… just LOVING how great the chemistry and dynamics of thee Drakes …. with Robert – Anna – and Duke I know… there are alot of Robert and Anna fans… for me: I really love Duke and Anna… they have a genuine loving relationship that’s built on respect, patience, an understanding… there’s so much trust built up in these two… that reals – they never look bored or look elsewhere for company.

heidi
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heidi

Well said Lori!!! Agree completely!!!

Kelley
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Kelley

Everything you said was spot on. I was sitting there sobbing! So glad they brought back the scene of them being reunited when Robin was little! I want Robert to stay on. This is the GH I remember …when I first fell in love with this show many years ago! Phenomenally played…kudos!!

Leslee
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Leslee

I loved the scenes between Robin and Anna…and Robin and Duke. But I have to tell you, my heart absolutely melted when I saw Robin mouth, “I love you” to Robert while she was hugging her mother. Between these scenes and seeing Maxie in such pain, I was crying happy and sad tears throughout the entire hour.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m crying again.

Patrick
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Patrick

three more to go:

Emma – Patrick – Maxie

whew!

Ann Edwin Rigobert
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Ann Edwin Rigobert

love that part very touching indeed

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

But will Robin stop the wedding…Sabarella was beautiful, radiant up there with Prince Patrick…dont they deserve their storybook happy ending? Maybe looks are decieving…what if this is a brainwashed imposter with a Robin mask…Patrick eventually finds out she is not really Robin and after reuniting with her, realizes she is an imposter and pulls off the mask and its Richard Simmons all this time. But what if it is really Robin and Patrick still picks Sabrina over her? Im just kidding…im joking around…GH is so good right now…its just that once(if) Robin and Patrick do reunite where does the show… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

I had to wonder after seeing Wednesday’s episode if Robin is having second thoughts about interrupting the wedding. If she or someone else will stop her from being seen by Patrick and Emma… and if that is how they deal with her scheduling issues. I hope I am wrong… I so want to see her with Patrick… Emma… Mac… and Maxie! I hope we get that chance.

As for Dr. O and Faison… I agree Jim and hope we get them back many more times in the future!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I read some time ago that K.M. would come back for only 40 episodes…i 4get now where i read it…in any case this storyline outcome solely depends if she is staying, recurring, or leaving…wish we knew…Robin was hesitant…maybe she wont interupt the ceremony after seeing how happy Patrick is with Sabrina and will leave but no matter what i cant see her abandoning Emma just for that reason…i guess we just got to wait and see what happens next week. If Robin doesnt reunite with her family and leaves(almost like a Stella Dallas type ending) i can see many angry… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

No need for the pain, just pass the Emmys out already. They were all superb!

aria
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aria

i was crying like a llittle girl, it was so emotional, love seeing the old scenes, i was the same age little kim/robin was back then, and it brought back so many memories. it was just awesome!

DomSmythe
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DomSmythe

I was moved to tears by Kimberly McCullough’s performance. She needs another Emmy. Such a subtle, natural actress in a sea of drama kings and queens!

heidi
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heidi

Agree competely Dom!

deb
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deb

Loved it both scenes the one from when she was little and now brought tears to my eyes

heidi
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heidi

The scenes with Anna and Robin and Robert and Duke were sheer perfection!!! Could have done with out the interruption before Anna and Robin where hugging… but it is a soap! Otherwise the Scorpio’s were stellar and did not disappoint… truly heart wrenching to watch but they were happy tears!!! Now hopefully we will be able to see Robin reunite with Patrick and Emma and Mac and Maxie!!! Hopefully we could get one week or at least one day with the Scorpio’s together… all of them celabrating being together again without having them ripped apart again! I am hoping!!! Would… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

By the way… Happy Thanksgiving Michael… thank you for this great site and all that you do for us!!! Hope you have a happy day today!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Mahalla Mendy
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Mahalla Mendy

The reunion of Anna and Robin made me cry, so happy…now Robin needs to go into the church and STOP that wedding! Please don’t disappoint the viewers, STOP THE WEDDING ALREADY! Robin needs to stop the wedding and be reunited with Patrick and Emma…

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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital Tapes 15,000th Episode; Featuring Genie Francis with Almost Every Single Cast Member Appearing in It

On Thursday, ABC’s General Hospital reached yet another milestone in its illustrious history. The daytime drama taped its 15,000 episode.

During the tape day, the cast, crew and creatives posed for a photo on set to mark the occasion with cake.

GH’s 15,000 episode will air next month on June 17th.

ABC 7’s entertainment guru, George Pennacchio was on set with a first-hand report, interviewing the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini.

From the sounds of it, the 15K episode will center around the character of Laura, and according to Valentini, “It will be happy, it will be sad, it will be dark, it will be scary, it will be fun, it will be thrilling and it will be exciting, but most importantly it will have almost every single cast member in it.”

Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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TONIGHT: General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight Live! – 8 PM ET/5 PM PST

General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight stops by to chat with Michael Fairman for a very special conversation on The Michael Fairman Channel streaming live beginning at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT.

The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved daytime veteran will talk on his role of Martin Grey on the ABC daytime drama series, working with the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Jeff Kober (Cyrus), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and more.

In addition, Knight will discuss his time as Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on All My Children.  A role that started his career, and that he played for decades, that made him a household name in daytime.  Michael will share inside stories of working with some of his favorite co-stars on the former daytime drama and much more.

To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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