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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Obrecht Dons An "Anna" False Face! Halloween Came Early For Faison!

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In a shocker, General Hospital pulled out all the stops on Thursday’s episode!  The stunning ending was benefiting for arch-villain Cesar Faison (Anders Hove) who got a little bit of payback for his crimes, when he suffered the same emotional trauma as he perpetrated on his “beloved” Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)!

In key scenes, “Anna” goes to pay a visit to Faison in Steinmauer maximum security prison. Once there, Faison confesses to “Anna” that Robin is alive!  He even goes so far to admit he has been working in a nefarious plot all along with Jerry Jacks, Dr. Ewen Keenan and Dr. Obrecht.  Faison even references that he knows Dr. O is in love with him, but swears to “Anna” that he never felt the way she did for him, and the only woman for him is … Anna!

At first glance, these scenes as viewers are watching it down are quite startling!  However, there is twist on a twist!  Just as Faison and “Anna” are actually kissing in what was quite creepy, the scene cuts away  to none other than … wait for it … the real Anna Devane making her way to the lobby of Steinmauer maximum security prison! And then it all makes sense when we cut back to Faison and “Anna” as Faison is so thrilled that “Anna” kissed him back! So much so, that he wonders in his delusional mind if she really loves him?  But the trick is on Faison this time when a steaming mad Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) spewing venom at him in German, reveals herself under an “Anna Devane” mask!  Yup, if you recall, both Obrecht and Anna were on their way to pay a visit to Faison, only the treacherous Dr. O got there first!

Elsewhere, it was an emotionally heavy day as the family of Robin Scorpio Drake remembered her on her birthday!  And so did Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roche), bringing the hostage Robin (Kimberly McCullough) a cupcake with a candle in it as another incentive to find the cure, so he won’t die of polonium poisoning, so she can be set free to return home to her loved ones. 

There were also heartbreaking moments between the Scorpio brothers played beautifully by Tristan Rogers and John J. York, as Mac shared a video recording of Robin’s funeral with Robert, while Robert so badly wants to tell Mac that Robin is alive, but doesn’t.

Patrick (Jason Thompson) is also grieving his “dead” wife now more than ever, and after chatting with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), he admits he is having a very hard time letting her go, and for some reason he says he feels closer now to Robin than ever!   Back on Cassadine Island, Robin is more determined than ever to find the cure for Jerry so she can go home.   Later, she happily tells Jerry she has found the cure!

Kudos to the cast of GH for their performances!  In particular:  Finola Hughes, John J. York, Tristan Rogers, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson, Anders Hove and Kathleen Gati!   And we got to give it up for the GH powers-that-be, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati for another heart-stopping episode!

So what did you think of the “Anna” false-face?  Did you figure out it was Dr. Obrecht all along?  What did you think of yesterday’s episode honoring Robin on her birthday?   Did you need hankies?   Share your comments below!

 

 

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Jeff
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Jeff

Great episode!! The scenes with Anna and Cesar were genuinely creepy, especially when the Anna mask came off!! Bravo GH!!

mary
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mary

I agree. Soo cool and creepy Bravo Ron

Marcia
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Marcia

I thought that was pretty clever of the writers turning the tables on Faison. When they were kissing, I thought, what did he drug her with to “want” to kiss him and give her “love ” to him. Then when she pulled off her mask….the shock and the horror on Faison’s face was priceless!

carla
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carla

This is why I watch soaps! Bravo

Shay
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Shay

Dr. O’s “trick” was an absolute “treat!” Loved it, even if it paled in comparison to her song and dance acts. And speaking of, I’ve decided her next vocal selection should be “What I Did For Love.” Totally fitting…..

Deb
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Deb

Priceless. I was cringing for Anna while she was kissing Faison. I wanted to wipe my mouth, I really felt for her during that.

And then to see the mask come off and Dr. O standing there was perfection. Loved it.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Dr.O is a keeper…she steals every scene shes in…she and Faison need to be on more often!!!

TinaP
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TinaP

Great episode and fantastic performance by Finola Hughes, GH really struck gold when they signed her on! FoeAnna’s scenes with Faison were purely FINOMENAL and that BOOM surprise at the end knocked me for a loop. Kudos to GH Frank & Ron for giving us such fabulous scenes. Looking forward to more of this story on screen, most importantly MORE of Finola, Tristan, Anders and the rest involved.

Scott
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Scott

Can we please keep Anders Hove around? We need him on for more than a few episodes a year!

Zoe
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Zoe

I second this. He is my favorite villain on any show, not just soaps.

Howard
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Howard

It was really something to watch! But I just have a strange feeling, we are in for yet another twist. Cant put my finger on it.

Alyssa
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Alyssa

This was even creepier than the 1st time the latex mask was used. Finola Hughes was magnificent! Perfect person to pull that con!

Bearzy
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Bearzy

Love GH!!

heidi
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heidi

So glad you posted this Michael!!! I wanted an outlet to say how well Finola did doing Dr. O with the Anna face. Finola had some of Dr. O’s facial expressions and movements down to the tee!!! I had read that Anna was visiting Faison when Anna came to visit and was watching the joyous performance of Finola’s trying to be Dr. O playing Anna!!! IT was phenomenal and superb!!! Congratulations to Finola Hughes for getting Dr. O so completely. She mastered it!!! The scenes with faux Anna and Faison were delightfully creepy and surreal!!! I thought of Helena kissing… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

It was refreshing not to have to see the young adults, and the show was devoted to the great one’s!

Shay
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Shay

Agreed….and incidentally the “new Taylor” looked ridiculous with Rafe, as if she were on babysitting duty! No way does the actress appear to be of high school age…this was a totally miscast recast!!! It seems to be an ongoing GH theme these days…age/maturity “inequity” with couples…..of course, we’ve had the “Sabrina/Patrick” thing, but since then, there appears to be a lot of pairings that beggar belief because of that particular criteria. Derek/Julian comes off too youthful for his supposed age, particularly with Alexis, Car-LOS is waaaay too old for his purported history with Sabrina, Anna and Duke look decades apart… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

On Monday Anna confronts Anna(well, Dr.O)

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well, sometimes a soap can still pull off a surprise twist without me figuring it out or hearing about it before hand. I believed it, thought Anna was just going along in order to get Faison to tell her where Robin was, but when she pulled off the mask, and Dr. O was there– priceless, stellar and wonderful— and most of all for me– unexpected. Kudo’s for pulling the wool over the eyes this vet of soap watching. Brilliant, just brilliant.

su0000
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su0000

Awesome!!
RC once again works his magic!!
There is none better than RC when it comes to humor, surprises and shock!!

Christy
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Christy

I knew it was Obrecht as soon as “Anna” showed up in the raincoat and big scarf and Finola had Obrecht’s walk and sneer down perfectly… sorta surprised Faison didn’t figure it out right away, especially after he touched her face.

so now, I figure Dr. O will shoot him before Anna can learn the truth about Robin from him.

but it sure would be delicious if Anna was able to capture Dr. O, and get a few last words from Faison, ‘yes Anna… Robin is alive’ before he passed out (or passes on) and before the end of today’s show.

su0000
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su0000

I think Dr, O will be so hurt and pissed that she will tell Anna where Robin is to get even with Faison, her way of hurting Faison back, for her to tell Anna .. ..

Shay
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Shay

Ah yes….Dr. O’s jaunty, “just-so” scarf betrayed her all-too-clever-to-be-caught costume, didn’t it though???? I was already aware of the deranged (in love) doctor’s duplicitous derring-do courtesy of a spoiler I had read, but that “heads-up” (no pun intended….) definitely didn’t detract from the delicious delight of her dastardly deed!!!! I dare say it actually added to the deliriously demented denouement! As always, the “Great Gati” played her role to the haughty, hilarious hilt with admirable, acrimonious aplomb…and Finola Hughes certainly rose to the odious occasion with her intrepid interpretation of the sweetheart-scorned scientist! The always appalling Anders Hove provided the… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

on a 2nd note… there must have been 2 Robin funerals… the lousy one we watched, with all the interruptions and lack of people in the pews, and the good one we saw/heard on Mac’s laptop!

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Loving
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Loving

Such a great episode!!!! Was very surprised about how much i loved Olivia and Duke! Shoking but i would like Anna with Robert, Olivia with Duke and Luke with Tracy.

Gloria
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Gloria

I could go for that too!

Becky
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Becky

Sounds good to me. Especially the Luke and Tracy part. I think they’re the soul mates (not Luke and Laura – they were wonderful in their time, but that time is long gone!).

MariaV
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MariaV

I definitely think the acting was what made this plot twist so compelling to watch! I get so tired of all the recycled stuff. It can’t really be exciting if its already been done and the element of surprise is no longer there. Finola Hughes, Anders Hove and Kathleen Gati were fabulous. Loved when Finola was bouncing around with all the accents.

Rodd
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Rodd

I thought it was brilliant! When I saw Anna wearing a scarf, I thought that was a little odd; never saw her wear one of those before. Then, when Faison kissed her and she kissed him back, I rationalized it was her being grateful for him confessing Robin was still alive. But when “Anna” stared getting weepy and scrunching up her face, I began to realize something was amiss. What a buffo surprise to see Dr. O! Brilliant! The whole show that day was simply brilliant!!!

Tom
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Tom

Fantastic episode. It was such a shocker, and in a good way, to see Anna on the other side of the door. It was like, “What what what?!” Well played, GH.

Erick
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Erick

Also hilarious that Olivia was telling Duke about her crush on Robert Scorpio, given the actress’s admitted crush on him when she was a kid and the fan letter she wrote to Tristan Rogers!

anna freeman
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anna freeman

I caught that too nice moment.

Johnny
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Johnny

These realistic masks are a real phenomenon, but where do these psychopaths keep the voice modulators that allow them to sound exactly like the person? Now that’s technology!

Johnny
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Johnny

Those German to British Accent Transponders are as good as the Danish to Scottish ones!

Kat
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Kat

Anna Devane is the most fabulous character on soaps! Her toughness and femininity make for compelling storytelling and Finola pulls it off like none other! Anna needs to be front and center every day.

aria
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aria

i knew it as soon as she first appeared in the prison scene, there was just something that had me not seeing anna as anna if that makes any sense, it was funny and brilliant.

Patrick
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Patrick

“Kudos to the cast of GH for their performances! In particular: Finola Hughes, John J. York, Tristan Rogers, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson, Anders Hove and Kathleen Gati! And we got to give it up for the GH powers-that-be, Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati for another heart-stopping episode!” I really do have to hand it to you… headlines and or content reveal clear, to the point… without drawn out… congratulator’ies surmount it’s highlight and watching stuff to believable Anna Devane is hypno’tic… she’s the beacon we need i have to point out… Robert’ accent… to die for and know ‘him’ I… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Wow….just wow! Not only has our headstrong heroine, Robin, returned, but her long-suffering, MIA husband (aka, the REAL “Patrick”) has finally made a comeback, as well!!!! After a year-long case of somnambulism, JT turned in a number of soul-stirring performances during this past month….first with Sam (The “Cheese Curl Chat” and “Wedding Band Banter”) and then with the long-lost and lamented Liz in his heartbreakingly poignant birthday remembrance of his “late” wife. The chemistry that Patrick demonstrated with both leading ladies was not simply obvious but absolutely inspired…..and it only served to leave the audience wondering why we were deprived… Read more »

GhLover
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GhLover

I wonder why it was not Alexandra. For those who watch Finola’s return to daytime circa 2000, it was revealed on All my children that Anna Devane had a twin, Alexandra Devane. She could be alive and maybe she was the mold that created the mask? Maybe she is working with DR Orbirt? That would be fantastic !!

Matt
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Matt

I may be wrong about the legalities, but I believe Alexandra is technically an ‘All My Children’ character, so GH is not going to go there!

Dottie Barone
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Dottie Barone

That would be something to watch but what would even be better is if Jason was the one to save Robin and bring her back to Port Charles. (Jerry Jax could have held Jason prisoner all this time)

Amber Knowles
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Amber Knowles

I can’t say enough about what Finola Hughes does with a scene, even one that’s kind of silly and makes you want to roll your eyes. She’s magic.

Patrick
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Patrick

She’s magic.

pure and simple

Finola Hughes is GIANT

Kristi Lamont
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Kristi Lamont

I am shocked that I am enjoying this storyline so much. I’m not a fan of recycled stories or plot lines but then again Finola Hughes and Anders Hove are not always included in them. Faison, the ultimate villain is back and I love it! Finola has always raised the bar for GH but this past week she jumped over that very bar.

Patrick
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Patrick

Finola has always raised the bar

She elevates the genre so big…. LOL

I love that we have these mainstays, veterans…. Loyalty give and take with the actors/audience

Finola adds so much Fiyah

Lauren
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Lauren

Watching Finola Hughes at work as Anna/Obrecht is an amazing experience! Love it!

Jean
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Jean

First Morgan and Ava kissed then Anna and Faison! I literally couldn’t watch! GH just keeps getting better and better!

Chunkles
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Chunkles

Michael, Anders Hove, does he do most of his acting over seas? He is such a talent but I have never seen him in anything other than GH. I cannot believe that he doesn’t show up in US cinema or even on Y&R? GH, please find a way to keep him around. Maybe a night time serial, “GH, Behind Bars”, with Cesar, Johnny, Blackie, and AJ.

dmr
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dmr

Kudos to a great week, General Hospital! Loved seeing Finola Hughes in action! She is an amazing actress! Didn’t care much for The Mask part 2; but, Finola and the rest of the cast did an amazing job! Also, loved seeing Olivia in scenes with Duke, not pining over Sonny, not crying, etc. Loved Carly and Julian and Alexis. Not a huge fan of Franco. Sad, because I love Roger Howarth. Was thrilled beyond belief not to have to be subjected to boring Kiki, Michael, and nuMorgan scenes. Please, put these 3 on a bus, to be taken far, far… Read more »

the brother
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the brother

Not sure if Britt’s mommy has the same body type to pull off the slim grey trench, but the best line of these scenes had to be when Dr O refers to Anna as Caesar’s “skinny scarecrow” BWHAHAHAHAHAHA

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