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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?

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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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Steve
Steve

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 that same opportunity to JJY.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Always been a lead!

DMRR
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
Sp53

Mac is what they need!

Rodd
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
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
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
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
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
Lynne Sheridan

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

TVJeff
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
nancy dillingham

YEs!

Harry
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
nancy dillingham

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

Mary
Mary

Mac is back!

Davy
Davy

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

nancy dillingham
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 would seem like “old times”). BTW, Laura and Kevin were great together today as he was getting his job back and they were talking about celebrating at home with champagne and pizza! What a fun team–and they LOVE each other–how refreshing is that? And did I say they are also two great actors who obviously have fun working together? More scenes with them together, PLEASE!

Timmm
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
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
nancy dillingham

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

Patrick
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
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 if you are over 36yrs of age; that is the line of age 36, unless expertise on desk duty and they are very few.
Military 5 star leaders are grandfathered-in until they leave or die but not field combat active.

thing is– GH needs to clean house and bring in New YOUNG writers.
if not GH will have 3 years left.
There is not one, not one, story of excitement, drama, of intriguing WOW factor.
It’s like watching hair grow on a statue..

(remember the GH of the 80-90(I was told)
Blew the roof off with excitement, it was a bomb!!
Now, it’s a lullaby .

nancy dillingham
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!
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
nancy dillingham

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

Patrick
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
nancy dillingham

Bravo, Patrick! Like I said!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Now, on Mac I like the beard!

Shay
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
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
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 Barbie sugar ditz had me clawing gouging out my eyes. ???? and she had the gall or whatever telling Sonny how much she missed ??? being with a man? did I hear that? oh god. I wonder if @suOOOO is correct on that guy from OLTL COULD BE the nuDANTE . Ingo Rademacher’ Jax : he’s this international global corporate mogul. yet he kowtowed to Laura.. so she had to screech about CRIMSON putting Ava on the cover . Jax wanted to give her a heads up? what the hell for ? he doesn’t OWE her one effin’ thing. so what that they share a daughter. then they have him asking Laura.. tell me about this Valentin. watching these two have drinks @METRO. side by side… oh it was tantalize.. YET let me tell you JAX. back up… you’ve got near nada next to Valentin FULL stature. PLUS PLUS PLUS… I think Cynthia Watros’ is still breaking in her WINGS.. BUT … oh was the fire and intensity their with James Patrick Stuart… oh does Valentin do it.. as they leaned in to kiss. ALL that is taken care of. she and Charlotte do resemble each other some. why not back to Jax: as he lit in to Ava.. about how he helped Connie start Crimson.. and that Ava murdered his friend !!!! ???? you’ve got Jax stirring up all over the place. let’s see some vulnerability? or as Cynthia Watros see Jax.. as this knight in shining armor… well.. he’s always “lost” to Sonny… ugh still? oye.. that’s a laugh out loud thought. it’s my thought that if Valentin is a game player… he’s always coming from behind… ie: think still fighting to WIN Nina … ALL of Port Charles against him… @GH Writers have never really given him a WIN with any character.. outside of “murdering” Nicholas. so… if this is all one sided for Jax.. besting Valentin.. then this could become stale , even with Jax, quickly. it’s not like Jax is this big mystery… hopefully Curtis does in fact find some dirt… argh doesn’t seem possible. lets not have all the cards stacked against his nemesis from the onset. less is more on Jax placing his chips all over town. but, like I said… as long as he’s not a stoolie to Sonnny AND just a propped character to SUPPORT they dullard clan, and that includes… Read more »

Patrick
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 were at Kilimanjaro… I was so taken by her out of body experience … when she was back at the hotel after letting Oscar go. as she thought she was talking to Oscar, yet it was Drew. chilling

AND when Drew was sharing with margo how he didn’t know what to do ?

I just hope we start seeing some transformation… for Billy Miller

because with all this talent on the docket… let’s get it

ie: Laura Wright’ Carly – is any one the least bit interested in Carly plight? of course this was all done to showcase any sensitivity for Carly character.. to give her more realism… HEY

they even have a new kitchen to showcase that more familial vibe… I aint having it

especially after watching Sonny in apron… putting together a healthy meal for Carly… as Kristina looked on… as he nurtured Kristina thru her mind bend from day of dawn

to this day… she still doing it alone… all her appointments… till she finally shared with Sam… that her baby could have ??? abnormality? any way you get it.. she’s an old gal. how could @writers bring any thing new to get any sympathy or care for Carly. she’s loud … SHE”S LOUD… she’s indifferent… who cares any more ? not one character in all of Port Charles… SEEKS the Corinthos’ OUT. what’s the point ???? unless @GH is too cheap to give Carly ANY character … she’s got to be shown with Bobbi… AND THATS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS FOR Laura Wright. otherwise… they are working way too much in overdrive.. to shove these characters front and center… THEY ARE BORING

don’t even get me started on watching Michael go man to man with Shiloh. telling him he bought day of dawn to become a womans shelter.. how the Q’s could have bought the whole block. Michael lacks so much character with no personality. but he’s the most decent person Carly knows. whoop de do

Patrick
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… which was interesting when Shiloh first happened. it would have been fun to see Drew actually form and build a friendship… his and Curtis seem so polite.

I might be imagining thee “nurse”

evenso… unless Shiloh is dishing out more… than deceiving followers out of $50,000 dollars in cash; plus

I just don’t see how mixing in Drew and Shiloh past with said memory card will mean much ado about ?

this story didn’t have a chance … and it’s too bad because Shiloh, the actor… has lots of shade … character… and well… come hither… which if we follow the story anyway… the “assault” on Sam blew this all up.

Drew ?!?! where are you ? I am hoping for a huge payoff surprise then… AND that his memory return will be

just to give Billy Miller back to us… with a whole new arsenal

help

Violet Lemm
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 he can do what the law has yet to do, to pay for her crimes.
7 Agree, the Corinthos are boring, Sonny and Cher, I mean Carly, but I have always liked Michael. He’s had a hard time growing up. Look how many parents have led him to where he is now.He does like to brag of his importance, his money and family.
8 I like the new kitchen though. Maybe they could spread a little straw on the floor, making it easier for Carly to walk on, in her bare feet.
9 I like the idea of Nelle escaping to kidnap Wylie, before the creep Shiloh does.
Keep smiling Patrick, looks good on you.

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When daytime favorite Michael E. Knight debuts on General Hospital on September 30th, he will not be coming to Port Charles as his former All My Children alter-ego Tad Martin; but instead will be playing a different character.

EW.com has first look photo of Knight in his new role and spoke directly to General Hospital co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor for the scoop on the ever-popular Knight’s return to ABC.  On GH. Michael will indeed play a new role.

According to the scribes: “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.”

Both Van Etten and O’Connor shared: “As we were writing his character, we found out that oh, we have even more use for him! It’s helpful to know who the actors are in this situation. We have lots of ideas on how we can expand his character and cross-pollinate his character.”

As to how long Knight will be sticking around Port Charles, that was not offered-up, but what was is that Michael’s new character will mix it up with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) with whom Knight worked with on All My Children when James played Will Cortlandt.

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So, what do you think Michael E. Knight’s role will be based on these tidbits from the GH scribe? Share your theories via the comment section below.

 

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There will be a Cassandra Pierce sighting in Port Charles, which means one of the best actresses we know, Jessica Tuck, will be back on your screens this week on ABC’s General Hospital.

Tuck, who became soap-famous for her role as Megan on One Life to Live from 1988-1992 and then went on to primetime television roles returns to the canvas as the evil Cassandra, a role she debuted on GH back in 2017.  Viewers last saw her pop during Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson)vacation.

But this time look for Tuck to mix-it up with GH icon Genie Francis (Laura) in some major showdown scenes, when she holds the mayor and Curtis (Donnell Turner) at gunpoint on the Haunted Star.  Will these two be able to get the on-the-run villainess locked up for good? Don’t necessarily count on it.

Of course, a man who both Cassandra and Laura have an interest in bringing down, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) plays heavy into the story. But will Cassandra do a double-cross of a double-cross? Who else may get a dose of something potentially lethal that she has been concocting?

Jessica told Soap Opera Digest that when she found out she would be working with Genie Francis; “I was like Woo-hoo! Hot diggity!  I mean, like many people, I have been a fan of hers forever and ever and ever.  It was fun to meet the person behind the character I’ve gotten to know.”

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The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

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