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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Is Named Police Commissioner In Port Charles; But They Say It’s Temporary

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In a cool move, the powers-that-be at ABC’s General Hospital, had Laura (Genie Francis), the now mayor of Port Charles, name none other than former commish, Mac Scorpio (John J, York) as interim police commissioner while Jordan (Brian Nicole Henry) recovers from her kidney transplant and needs some time to recover from her medical ordeal.

Now while the show is making sure in story it is stated that Mac is the temporary person in charge of the PCPD, for many longtime fans of the series, they remember fondly when Mac held down the position for years.

In the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, York said on the surprise story turn: “I was thrilled when Frank Valentini (EP, GH) told me!” He added that he was advised there was great story coming up, and added, “That’s fantastic! I can’t wait to see what is going on.  However long it lasts, I’ll take whatever I can get and I’m really looking forward to being back in there.  There is a whole nee squad. a whole new group of people. I don’t even know who these cops are anymore!”

Shortly after being named commissioner on Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Mac is already getting wind of some criminal activities and things that seem way off; from Lulu’s (Emme Rylan) new assignment with The Intruder, to his brother Robert (Tristan Rogers), being pushed out of the WSB and forced to retire, and much more.   Can Mac get the police department to solve some crimes ..> for once?

So, what do you think of John J. York getting to be back in action at the PCPD? Do you hope somehow the story turns and remains in the position even after Jordan is well, or are you hoping Jordan can get back into the swing of things fast and return to her job? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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As Felicia said a few weeks ago, “the Scorpio Brothers Ride Again!” Jordan will have some conflict if it comes out in public what Curtis’ role was in the kidney-napping. Perhaps this delays or cancels her return as commissioner. I like the character of Jordan, and BNH has totally claimed the role. However, something needs to be done to spice up her character a bit. As for Mac, and JJY, it’s finally his turn to be a vet of focus. Hopefully the writers saw how JL mesmerized in every scene, once he was treated as a lead, and will give… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Always been a lead!

DMRR
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DMRR

Love Mac. Love Felicia. Miss Frisco. Of course, Mac & Felicia were on to prop up “The Boyfriend.” We needed to see “Bootleg Juilliard” celebrate his birthday? Who cares? Useless character, horrible actor.

Sp53
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Sp53

Mac is what they need!

Rodd
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Rodd

I love Mac (and John J. York) and I love seeing him back in action. What concerns me is pushing Jordan aside if he remains in the position. If Briana is leaving it would make sense to me. But other than being the Commissioner, what other storyline have they given her. Of course, what story have they given to John in recent years? It would be wonderful if they could give them BOTH something to do without pushing one or the other off screen.

Timmm
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Timmm

GH FINALLY gets it! WE want the veterans on our screens and not the Amys, Valentins, Peters, Jordans, Stellas, DOD crap and the new god awful Valerie!

DMRR
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DMRR

YES, Timmm. Who is in charge of hiring recasts, and Bootlegs from Juilliard? Valerie is awful. Jordan, as boring as can be, and Peter, unwatchable.

Carrie
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Carrie

Robert was commish when I was a kid. When his character announced he’d been forced into WSB retirement I thought Hmmmm for a second.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Robert (Tristan Rogers) has NOT lost his mojo; he’s always working it. Come back home, Robert, and work with your “little brother,” with Laura the Mayor (remember when you and she went on a date during “classic GH?), Anna (so good with Finola), all ALL the cast. You’re at home there, and your acting skills are primo, of course! GH needs your moxie, good-natured sarcasm, and your well-honed wit. Always has!

Lynne Sheridan
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Lynne Sheridan

For Mac’s sake, well I hope soooo, cuz he is the best ever

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Mac needs to get things right in PC. Jordan can be a “Special Advisor” or something. I took a break from GH when Genie was fired, but when Vinessa was playing Jordan, the incompetence was laughable. It’s fine that Sonny/Jason always win, but it was just played so poorly. Mac needs to bring accountability and competence back. Hopefully Frank/Shelley (for now)/Chris can write it properly.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

YEs!

Harry
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Harry

Why temporary? Mac is a natural as the police commissioner. It’s good to see him again–he’s aged beautifully and yet still seems youthful.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I so agree, Harry! And don’t you think Robert should work with Mac, his little brother?

Mary
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Mary

Mac is back!

Davy
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Davy

Happy to see Mac back. Sorry to say, but I wouldn’t miss Jordan and Curtis if they exited Pt. Charles.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, Please let him be the PERMANENT commissioner; Jordan can continue to work also but with a reduced load–since she just had a kidney transplant. And PLEASE let Robert work with him; Tristan needs a CONTRACT; after all, he is free from the WSB since they forced his retirement. Come on home, Tristan and “Robert.” Just seeing his face and hearing that distinctive voice is a joy! Love him–and he makes one sit up and listen–he “commmands” attentions. And did I say he is a great and fun actor and character?! I’d love to see Laura interact with him (it… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Robert, Anna, Robin and bring back Patrick and sign them all to a contract! Hell, if they wont bring the Q’s back, let the Scorpios shine!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Leave Mac as the commissioner. This way, we might get to see more of the vets like him and Felicia, and Lucy, and Robert. Yes, we do need the new generation to carry stories but I think I speak for many of us older folk that we need our vets too. They were the ones we idolized back in the day and even though they don’t get the juicy stories they did when they were younger, just knowing they’re still around gives us comfort because we still love them no matter what.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Like I said! Robert, Mac, Felicia (doesn’t she look GREAT?), etc!

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m glad you saw how gorgeous Felicia looks. Talk about someone who doesn’t age. I liken on the menfolk, Wally kurth NED.

su000
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su000

GH has become staler and more stupid. The Oliver stuff is dull boring filler; nothing but empty. It’s become dumbcrap. Carly and baby is ho-hum and the once fiery Chorinthois family has been reduced to empty can state. Lulu and her dingbat stuff make a brain bleed- as does Maxie’s nonsense. They are true valley girl mall rats, for sure. I wait for them to giggly yell; AWESOME-SAUCE ! !! The cult stuff is Lame .. Scorpio finally got canned and so should Anna.. they are elders, grandparents of a teenager, and to mention- The FBI-CIA-Military-etc do Not take you… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

HEy su, bite that (sharp) tongue! 🙂 Robert Scorpio (what a great name, don’t you agree?) has NOT been canned–he was just on. Anna is great with Robert–and will return after summer vacation. And Scorpio does NOT sing lullabies! (But, I’m sure he COULD–and I’d listen. In fact, I’d listen to him read the menu or the rap sheets or the hospital charts. That man can ACT.). And he’s available to work with his “little” brother, Mac! He’s not getting older; he’s getting better! Come on, su! Join us in welcoming Robert back to GH PERMANENTLY! Will you?

E Loves Soaps!
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E Loves Soaps!

Love it! I remember when he lost his job and Anna took over. After 21 years at GH he was taken off contract. It’s nice that he has this opportunity! It’s almost like traveling back in time.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m traveling with you; my bags are packed!

Patrick
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Patrick

Big Mac’ is IN the “house” AND staying power!!!! LOVING IT… w/Felicia by his side MORE

@Frank, Shelly, Chris – this is an – EASY – let for fans of ole’. JUST showcase … feature… SHARE the screen w/your obvious stagnant

he’s sure Rockin’ the salt and pepper.. and damn good about it… add in the “beard” and he’s relevant… his act does all the rest

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Bravo, Patrick! Like I said!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Now, on Mac I like the beard!

Shay
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Shay

Sorry to disagree with you, Violet, but I just wrote a post stating that Mac’s facial fuzz doesn’t work for me….even though it is neatly kept, it conceals his ageless face too much for my druthers! Why mess with perfection????

rose
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rose

Yea for the return of Mac. And hopefully Robert as his unofficial sidekick. But I do hope they can find something for Jordan. I like her and Curtis on GH. Maybe they can be a investigative team like Sam and Jason?

Patrick
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Patrick

can I beam… smile broader any MORE ? GIDDY and my first thought is of MORE Felicia she’s so stunning… case in point… @well this is boring… @floating rib… for ugh Peter b-day. Kristina Wagner’ Hair… she’s almost flawless. I immediately thought.. WOAH – her mane is BETTER THAN CARLY ! ugh – who’s always playing flipping tossing hers. well they did bring up during… that he was hired as Commish. love how he lit in to Peter that he had second thoughts on his character.. being with Maxie.. because of Momma Smurph Lulu internet dating spy ring. ugh her… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“what do you say, Charlie? want to make a family?” “this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me” Julian – AND – Kim. I’ve always thought… why risk having just one child.. got to have minimum two. this is high yield… as was previewed… who will Kim say yes to etc… when she’s given a ring by either or ? Julian AND Drew. I sure wish Drew was more animated. when someone has to “talk” with him… he seems to wander off and stares off in to “nowhere”. what is this “acting” requirement nevertheless.. when Drew and Kim… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

it just gnaws @: that Drew continues to share… that he wouldn’t change the last 5 years for any thing… hence… he’s got that memory card/chip in his safe. ???? huh blech ! don’t make me vomit! Sam never really ; loved that much.. even with his child… Scout. END OF STORY !!! so now….he’s lost his eldest child. there goes that lifeline. ??? what does Drew truly have.. to hang on to? Did any one else.. see that “nurse” black short hair… seem to be listening in on Drew and Margo about thee memory chip? however, Shiloh factors in…… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Oh Patrick, As the song goes, where do I begin? #1 I do like Felicia and Mac 2 Not too crazy about their daughter 3 I like Cynthia Watros, but not seeing any chemistry between she and Valentin. As Celia said, she looks a little old for him, more like a sister. 4 Everything you said about Lulu, but I wish Sonny had told her to get a blow-up doll! 5 I had hoped maybe Drew and Kim might get together, but now it looks like he may be leaving GH. 6 Love Jax and his contempt of Ava. Maybe… Read more »

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On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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GH Double Wedding Promo: Who Will Tie the Knot? Maxie and Peter? Anna and Finn? Neither Couple?

This week’s it’s the highly-anticipated double wedding of Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Peter (Wes Ramsey), and Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton) on General Hospital, but already things look pretty dismal that any nuptials will take place, or will they?

We already know that Anna and Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) have figured out Peter is a very bad guy, Maxie is having second doubts of marrying the guy, someone enters the picture unexpected from the latest promo and the end of last Friday’s cliffhanger, Obrecht’s (Kathleen Gati) got some motherly news for Peter,  and Finn is on a mission to find out if he is the bio-son of Chase (Josh Swickard), and not his father Gregory (Gregory Harrison) and more!

On Monday, ABC released its promo for the nuptials, which does have guests seated at the wedding, but who will show up to say their “I do’s”?

 

In the latest issue of SOD on newsstands now, GH co head-writer, Chris Van Etten shared what fans should expect, revealing: “The double wedding is the crescendo and climax of years of stories, secrets and lies – and by the time it’s over, the lives of everybody involved will have been changed forever.”

Watch the teaser below.

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