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GH’s Lisa LoCicero Weighs-in on Olivia Warming Up to ‘Eddie Maine’: “She Sees a Real Person in There, Not Just Some Head Trauma Victim”

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This week on General Hospital, things are about to take a turn in the relationship between Olivia Falconeri Quartermaine (Lisa LoCicero) and “Eddie Maine” (Wally Kurth).

As viewers know, Eddie Maine is actually Liv’s husband, Ned Quartermaine, only he is suffering from amnesia.  Eddie Maine, used to be the rock star alter ego of Ned, when he would perform music. However, now Eddie has seemingly taken over Ned’s personality and life.

In story, look for Eddie to perform an original song for Olivia, which takes her off-guard and changes how she now views this ‘version’ of Ned. Speaking with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issues on newsstands now, LoCicero expressed: “What she sees when he plays her this song is a man who is deeply confused by his circumstances.”

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Lisa goes on to say, “She doesn’t know quite how to help him because she sees his struggle a little more clearly, and she is able to have compassion for the situation.” She adds, “When she hears this song, she makes an ineffable connection with him. It gives her hope.” Previously, Olivia had been trying anything and fighting so hard to bring Ned back.  Now, will she try to just be in love with this other side of Ned?

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“She see’s a real person in there, not just some trauma victim,” LoCicero concludes. “She’s starting to see a soul in this other person, a soul trying to understand himself.”

So, where do you hope the story goes from here? Are you enjoying seeing Wally Kurth as “Eddie Maine”? Do you think “Eddie” and Olivia will fall in love, only for Ned to then resurface as he regains his memory, to confuse things further? Do you think there will ultimately be no hope for “Eddie” and Olivia? Share your thoughts on the story and the relationship in the comment section below.

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Wally Kurth as “Ned Quartermaine” has been put on the back burner for way too long. I always had a conflict with Ned. I absolutely love the character, but he was a bastard to AJ who was one of my favorites. Still, he was and still is a central character in the Quartermaine family and one of only two who is left. Three if we count Tracy but how much longer will she stay? I dread the day she leaves again…love having her back.

I hate what the writers have done to the Quartermaines: Olivia, Michael, nuDrew, Willow, are Quartermaines in name-only (Michael not even in name as he insists on carrying on the name of the man who killed his father; I’m sure invisible Monica loves that (insert eyes-up-in-head) ). And throwing Carly into their scenes and house has been cringe-worthy and hard to watch. Hate it.

Would they change Ned to Eddie for the remainder of the show, similar to Jason remaining Jason Morgan? I doubt it but it could be interesting if they did. I’m sure Wally would enjoy getting to play a different side to his character; he’s been nothing but an occasional backdrop since he married Olivia and to say she had him p-whipped is an understatement.

So at this point if they can write it properly, if they can actually incorporate some romance (and entertainment; let Eddie sing. I miss the old days when Coleman had a bar and they used to have karaoke and singing. GH was actually fun back then!) rather than this doom-and-gloom, fatal-disease-of-the-week show GH has become, I say go for it. Leo already likes him…

Eddie and Olivia could be a brand new love story and when/if Ned comes back, perhaps his Eddie Maine will not be as repressed as it has been all these years. Ned should never have had to choose the corporate life over his passion for music. Going for one as a business doesn’t mean having to lose a passion for something else. And I’d like to see Olivia have some respect and awe for her husband instead of laying down the law (her law) to him all the time. Taking Carly’s side over his, taking Drew and Michaels’ side over his…I’d rather they had divorced then watch that BS. If these writers can have Olivia finally act like a woman in love with her husband, I say go for it.

Wally Kurth is doing a terrific acting job. I never saw or felt much difference between Ned Quartermaine on GH and Justin Kiriakis on DAYS, so I am pleasantly surprised that Eddie Maine has a very different presence. Clearly everyone in the storyline is having fun with it. I am really digging it.

Me too! Love it and agree with Rebecca 1. I know Olivia still loves Ned and is falling for Eddie and think that love will be reciprocated.

Ned is the only other person who knows Nina turned in Drew and Carley. I would like him to remember that. I hate that part of the story. She needs to be found out. But in true soap fashion it will happen at the wedding. Ned will come back while singing at the reception.

I’d like more singing from Eddie! I love Wally’s voice. I still remember when Ned sang “The Power To Believe” at the Nurses’ Ball with Emily. Such beautiful harmonies.

Wally does some great singing with his group on Days which I’ve watched o line as I don’t watch the show anymore.

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Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Interviews

A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.


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GH’s Evan Hofer Talks Life for Dex After Sonny’s Beatdown, Giovanni Mazza, and If Josslyn is Love Endgame

General Hospital’s Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) has been at the epicenter of Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) paranoia, which led to the beatdown of Sonny’s former right hand man.

Now, Dex is licking his wounds, and trying to move on with his life after joining the PCPD; following attempting to move away from working for the mob and under Sonny’s thumb. Problem is, Dex has a soft spot for Sonny. Meanwhile, looks like there still may be a future for Dex and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) as the two are trying to mend their once-fractured relationship.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Evan Hofer at the 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmys (in which Hofer was a presenter during the ceremonies), to discuss the current life and times of his Port Charles alter-ego.

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Evan has now gotten to see and feel first-hand what is like working in soaps and television, when you have to wear prosthetics on your face after Sonny accosted Dex at Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding reception.

Hofer recalled the experience. “Our makeup team is incredible. Priscilla, my makeup artist is just so talented. She layered silicone every day so she could control the swelling, so that way, she would have control over how it looked as it progressed and, you know, decreased, increased,” Hofer revealed. “She was incredible and very, very detailed.”

Paying a nod to actors who have to take on TV or movie roles where they have to wear complete facial prosthetics, Evan shared, “I do not envy people who wear full face prosthetics. I think my longest tape day was probably seven hours in it. I got a little claustrophobic. It does cause you to have a lack of of depth perception, which is a rough one.”

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Hofer weighed-in on if he thinks Dex will ever turn in Sonny and press charges against him for his character’s recent beatdown. “I hope he doesn’t. It’s hard though, because he loves him (Sonny) and that’s the problem,” stated Evan. “That’s what we do with people we love. It’s almost an abusive parent relationship, isn’t it? I have this theory that Dex almost feels like he deserves these things.”

Now might be the time for the GH writers to explore more of Dex’s backstory which could include a backstory of abuse. “I really would love them to. I think it’d be incredible,” hoped Evan. However, he added, “I’m just grateful for whatever I get to do every day and excited for whatever story we get to tell.  Something like The Departed – undercover with the mob- would be cool (for a storyline), and then everybody’s wondering which side I’m on the whole time.”

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Is there hope for Dex and Josslyn fans that they will still may be each other’s love endgame? Hofer teased, “I think they start spending a little more time together, but who knows what’ll happen. You never know on a soap opera. Maybe Dex’s evil twin will show up and steal Josslyn away.”

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A few months back, Evan shared some major scenes with the one and only Finola Hughes (Anna). In story, Dex admits he was going to kill Cyrus on Sonny’s orders. Hofer shared it was a big moment for him since his time being on GH. “What an honor to get to do those scenes with Finola. I had only worked with her once before and that was when Dex broke her out of prison and he got shot the first time,” recalls Hofer. “She’s all about working the scenes ahead of time, which I am, too. We got to get a lot of reps in and when we get up there on stage, she’s incredibly affecting. I’ll kind of have an idea of maybe of how the scene will go, and then I’ll just look in her eyes and suddenly I am just so in a different space that she’s pulled me into. In those scenes, having Dex feel like someone cares about him was really beautiful.”

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Recently, Giovanni Mazza premiered as Gio. In Hofer’s first on-screen scenes with Mazza, the two talk about Gio’s dad having been in the military and Dex’s experience in the Army and serving in Afghanistan.

This raised some GH viewers eyebrows to what if the two characters could somehow be related? Perhaps, brothers? Evan responded to those inquiring minds, “Oh, I don’t know. We look pretty alike. There is the military connection. I think it’ll be interesting. Those first scenes we had together were incredible. I was so excited to work with Geo. He couldn’t be any nicer really. He’s an incredible person. He’s so easy to be around. We hang out outside of work all the time, already.”

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Does Evan think there will come a day where Jason (Steve Burton), Dex and Sonny will all be working together on the same side, and thus, Sonny will have both his former henchman at his disposal?  While Hofer doesn’t know what’s coming down the pike, he expressed, “It’s been incredible to have Steve around. He’s a really wonderful man. I’d only met him on Zoom previously to him coming back.  I hope we get to work together more. We got one batch of scenes together and I hope we get to do more soon.”

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As to what GH viewers should be on the lookout for in the weeks ahead, Evan teased, “We’ll see what Joss and Dex get into, and we’ll see what happens within the police department.”

So, are you rooting for Dex and Joss? Do you want Dex back working for Sonny, or hope he stays with the PCPD? Would you want to see more of Dex’s backstory explored? Comment below.

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