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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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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Funeral Brings The Alzheimer’s Storyline Full Circle to Its Heart-Tugging Conclusion

When a soap opera allows a full episode to stay in the story they are telling, it can often make for a riveting hour of television.  This was the case and then some on Thursday’s emotional ending to General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s storyline; when the character of Mike Corbin (Max Gail) was given a proper send-off – a funeral – and being eulogized by those who loved and cared for him.

When GH is at its best through the years has been when it tackles social issues of our time, and this story will stand among the iconic soap’s best.  The backdrop of the story was that of father and son, grappling with and coming to terms with the past, finding love, forgiveness and redemption against this most horrific of diseases that has afflicted so many.

In the episode, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) go to church and prepare themselves for the emotional day as mourners come through and share their grief and condolensces and love for Mike.  Those included: Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth – back for this one), Stella (Vernee Watson), Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and a touching moment between Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) and Carly where the legal eagle says to Carly that if she ever needs to drink and vent let her know.

 

As the funeral begins, one by one Mike’s family and friends say beautiful words of what he meant to them,. Michael reflects about how his grandfather loved to party and how he’d like them all to raise a glass for him. . Olivia, speaks on behalf of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and how close Mike and Dante were.  Ava (Maura West) talks about the love and kindness and joy he brought to little Avery.

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When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) got up to speak, things became even more heartbreaking when she flashes back to a scene where she was having a terrible time and Mike was there for – always a great listener- but he tells he eventually, he will not remember her.

GH did a outstanding job of selecting scenes throughout the eulogies that punctuated who Mike was … and how he tied in to all of the characters lives.  Jason (Steve Burton) shared how he knew it wasn’t easy for Mike to come back and try to make amends with Sonny, but that no matter what, Mike kept trying to get through to Sonny to make things right between them.

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Stella’s moment was also heartbreaking recalling the man who became her friend.  Carly, who was the glue that held Sonny and the family together during Mike’s illness, shared her doubt if the family could handle Mike, and what was to come, but how Sonny helped his father find inner-peace..

When Sonny gets up to talk he reveals he had a lot of anger towards his father, and how the illness made him truly see the man his dad was inside.  Sonny tells his dad he is proud of him and how grateful he was that he came back into his life.   Next, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) sings as the mourners reflect back on Mike in a touching series of juxtaposed clips against the characters in the moment at the funeral.

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After the service had concluded Sonny and Carly talk how Morgan and Mike are together now, but Sonny asks for some time alone in the church. It is then Mike appears and tells his son it’s time he forgave himself, since Sonny forgave Mike.  He tells Sonny that he has made him very proud.  As he gets up to leave he kisses Sonny on the forehead and goes towards the light and to heaven.  Just after that, Dante appears at the front of the church, shocking Sonny in a beautiful analogy that now this father and son must deal with what’s ahead in their relationship, just as Sonny and Mike had done.

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This episode featured beautiful work by Maurice Benard, and Max Gail and everyone in the supporting cast who had their moments.  It was an ensemble piece but led by Benard and Gail, who should both be receiving Emmys in 2021 for their work..

What did you think of Mike’s funeral episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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