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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Needs Fatherly Advice From Tony As Ryan Carnes and Brad Maule Deliver Tender Scenes

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Friday’s highly-touted episode of ABC;s General Hospital featured the return of Brad Maule in the role of Dr. Tony Jones, the adoptive father of Lucas(Ryan Carnes) and former husband to Bobbie (Jackie Zeman).

It has been years since fan favorite Maule graced the GH screens, but the writers found a way to conjure him up in Lucas’ mind as Lucas is in a pivotal moment in his life; his bio-dad Julian Jerome (William deVry) is blackmailing his husband, Brad (Parry Shen), and Brad is keeping secrets from Lucas.  All spell bad news to Lucas for raising his son, Wiley.  But as GH fans know, Wiley is not the baby that Lucas thinks he is raising with Brad- he is actually raising Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) child, which Brad knows!

So, needing some clarity and visiting his adoptive dad’s gravesite, Lucas sees the vision of Tony, and the former father and son have a heart to heart.  Tony tells Lucas how raising him as  little boy gave him the strength and courage to go on through the hard times, and how to be their for his little boy.  Lucas is just emotionally overwrought and so burdened by the lies those who say that they supposedly love him have been telling.

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At the same time, Julian is searching for Lucas, and happens upon Bobbie at the hospital. She really does not like Julian and the two land at the GH hospital wall where plaques of the beloved doctors and nurses who have passed away are seen.  Bobbie knows Julian could never be the kind of father, Tony was to Lucas.  Julian says he can never replace Tony, but he is Lucas’ father and wants to somehow do right by him.

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Later alone, Bobbie talks to Tony’s photo and we see a heartfelt moment where Tony touches Bobbie’s hand and touches her on the cheek. Something Bobbie feels as she remembers this once great love of hers. At the end of the episode Julian finds Lucas at Tony’s gravesite. What will their confrontation bring?

Kudos to Ryan Carnes, who was the emotional heart of this episode and who made us feel every moment of Lucas’s anguish. And … how wonderful to see Brad Maule again!

So, what did you think of Tony’s visit to Lucas and Bobbie on Friday’s GH? Comment below. But first watch some key scenes between them.

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Steve

There’s always been something about the cadence of Brad Maule’s speaking pattern that draws you in to listen closer. Truly, one of the finest actors ever on GH.

Maule and Carnes seemed natural together (although they had never shared scenes together before). The brief Bobbie/Tony moment was very touching.

Glad to see that the show is playing the beats on the Lucas and Brad side of the story. For far too long, Lucas was an ignored character.

Overall, well done. I’ll even forgive them for playing a bit with the timeline of BJ’s death

Davy
Davy

This show can be really good when the writers give these great actors good material.

leroy davidson
leroy davidson

This episode was GH at its best. I hope it is submitted come Emmy time. For overall excellence in every category possible.

jim davis
jim davis

Now thats a soap…

zaner
zaner

GH is getting better, finally.

DMRR
DMRR

I haven’t watched, but, read on Twitter that more airtime was dedicated to Maxie’s conversation about Slimy Peter. Yuck. No thanks. Surprised he’s not peddling his book on-air. So gross!
I love Brad Maule, though, and remember Tony Jones very well.

Davy
Davy

Listening and watching Maxie and Lulu act like insipid teenage girls is truly painful.

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

For lack of a better place for this comment, I would like to just say ” way to go Liz, take your son to the town’s Mafia Don for a good talking to” I’m sure his advice will be well heeded.

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Lucas looked very good today, all clean shaven, very good looking man!

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General Hospital Extended Promo Reveals: Turf War, Cassadine Family Drama & Nelle’s Plan For Wiley Take Center Stage

ABC’s General Hospital, which has been firing on all cylinders of late, has released a super-sized promo, that was first shown live to fans over the weekend at the series 2nd annual event at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Look for major stories to kick-off and some to tease what is to come. According to this week’s promo, a turf war is definitely upon us and the Corinthos family as someone is coming after the clan. But who?

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Meanwhile, just how will Nelle get away with insinuating herself in Wiley’s life by blackmailing Bead? How will she keep Willow away from the child she thinks is hers?

Then, it’s the return of Nicolas Bechtel as Spencer Cassadine as Nikolas with Ava in tow, finally tells his son that he is alive! Looks like Spencer will not be as forgiving as one thought. Will he seek revenge on his father?

And it looks like Jax and Nina may finally give int o temptation and their longstanding attraction to one another, as Valentin faces custody issues with Scarlett via Lulu.

The end of the teaser, reveals gun-fire and a shoot out that goes down on the pier that could change the course of lives forever, with it looking like Mayor Laura has bee shot.  How will this all turn out?

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Watch the extended promo below! Then, let us know what you think will happen in these storylines on General Hospital via the comment section.

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Nicolas Bechtel On His Return To GH: “I’m Back and I Am Still Spencer”

Look for Spencer Cassadine to finally return to the canvas of General Hospital!  Next week, Nicolas Bechtel reprises his fan favorite role as Nikolas’ son!

What will happen when Spencer learns that the father he grieved for over three years is alive and well?

Meanwhile, Bechtel took to Twitter to confirm his return to the ABC daytime drama series expressing: “Well…it’s out of the bag. It was so hard not to reply to all of you. I’m back and I am still Spencer. I can’t wait for next week. Thank you SO much to everyone who supported me. I love being a part of this phenomenal show #gh”

Viewers are looking forward to scenes between Bechtel and Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Genie Francis (Laura) and James Patrick Stuart (Valentin). Will those all come to pass? Stay tuned.

So, happy to know Bechtel is back as the mischievous Spencer C.? Comment below.

 

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Real Andrews Returns As Marcus Taggert On General Hospital

Well, well, well! Looks who’s back in Port Charles!  A major surprise occurred during Thursday’s “Next-On-General Hospital” teasers when viewers saw Sonny’s former nemesis Marcus Taggert, and Sonny himself, in a clip from a scene.

Turns out that today on Friday, January 17th look for the return of Real Andrews to his role as Taggert!  Andrews took to his Twitter and Instagram account to confirm the casting news.

Maurice Benard tweeted: He’s Back!!! Bigger and better than ever. On General Hospital. You don’t want to miss it.”

While, Andrews tweeted: “It is going to be a great ride.”

Real played the role of Marcus from 1996-1997 and then again from 1998-2003.   He was last seen on the soaps on Days of our Lives back in 2016 and 2017.

In real life, Benard and Andrews are good friends.

Now the question is, could Taggert’s re-emergence tie in to the new case that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is working on, and somehow the return of Nikolas Cassadine to the canvas?  Years ago, Taggert’s sister, Gia was involved with the dark prince, leaving fans speculating that perhaps Nik and Gia had a daughter, who could turn out to be Trina played by Sydney Mikayla.  Hmmm.

So, give a big “welcome back” to Real as Taggert hits the screen today on GH via the comment section below.

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