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GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Identity of ‘The Hook’ Revealed


In the first all-new episode of 2023, General Hospital made a ‘killer’ reveal on Tuesday as several characters were put into turmoil in life and death situations.

Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who is waiting at Pier 27 for her way out of Port Charles to enact her plan to disappear, instead winds up being at the right place at the wrong time.


Elsewhere at the pier, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) is fending off ‘The Hook” who is taking swipes at her.  Josslyn manages to push ‘The Hook’ away, but ends up tripping on her high heels!  ‘The Hook’ moves in to kill Josslyn, but in comes Britt to save the day! She and ‘The Hook” go at it and just when the killer is going to strike Britt, a shot is fired.  It’s Dex (Evan Hofer)! He has arrived on the scene. ‘The Hook’ takes off.

Next, Britt wants to call the police, but Dex stops her.  When the detective and the cops eventually show up, Britt tells them she fought off ‘The Hook’, who was attacking someone else. Britt says she doesn’t know where the other victim went to, as we cut to Dex who has taken Josslyn to his apartment.  Then, one thing leads to another, and Dex and Josslyn can’t resist their attraction to one another and have sex.


Back at the ‘Haunted Star’, just as Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) are about to kiss, Esme (Avery Pohl) shows up and passes out! She has hypothermia from jumping off the parapet at Wyndemere and landing in the steely waters below.  When Spencer gets Esme to the hospital, he calls Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) who is with Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), and they realize they are in big trouble with Esme landing at GH alive, pregnant, and with hypothermia. Will she implicate Liz and Nik as her kidnappers? Meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) shows up at GH, and wants to question Esme, believing at this point she is more than likely ‘The Hook’.

Next, we see ‘The Hook” with a bloody arm, who then takes off her mask revealing herself to be … wait for it … Heather Webber!

After the shooting and almost being killed by ‘The Hook’, Britt decides to go back to the ‘Haunted Star’ to be with her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati).  The two down some shots.  However, when Britt removes her coat, Liesl sees blood on Britt’s chest, and the next thing you know, Britt crashes to the floor …  and we fade to black.

So, what do you think of the reveal of Heather Webber as ‘The Hook’? Do you think GH just killed-off Britt since Kelly Thiebaud is exiting the series? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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I hope that Britt does not die. I would rather see her go off screen to some “far away clinic” since prime time shows come and go… but GH has proven it’s “staying power”. Kelly Thiebaud is always welcome back, in my opinion.

When does this HOOK actor finally get caught
It’s getting pretty boring on and on and on
Come on GH this is getting a little boring you are gonna loose a lot of GH watchers if you keep going on and on with these boring situations for ever and ever

Totally agree with you!!

I agree! Geez, move on with catching the Hook character. And how the heck could she go & come freely like she does with no one missing her. I enjoyed the storyline for awhile but let it go already…along with the whole Esme stuff too!

GH should have replaced Brit-not kill her off. Her character was worth watching-especially her relationship with shady Coby. Bring the character back.

They had better not kill Britt, keep the door open for this great actress/character.

@mike I completely agree! What a great character Britt was and then you leave Leisel with no kids. This is cruel and terrible!

I realize people move on when the story gets boring and opportunity knocks move on to better things.

Also hoping this is not the end for Britt Westbourne. She’s too good a character to be dead-dead. Then again, so were Alan, Georgie and AJ.

As for Heather being “the Hook”, there’s a lot that doesn’t make sense. Why would Heather Target Ava, who was one of Franco’s few friends? Is she only out to avenge one of her children? Peter would’ve been a target once it became knowledge he killed Franco and Heather certainly held a grudge on Olivia as she perceived her to have wronged Steven Lars. And just how did a senior citizen woman easily overpower Brando?

Esme popping up on The Haunted Star was a surprise. Note to Chris & Dan (and future writers) tear down the parapet – it’s become comical at this point.

Despite my affinity for Cameron, Joss and Dex definitely sizzle.

They ought to just open up the parapet as a theme park tourist attraction … $5 per jump. Nobody EVER dies from that fall!

Katherine Bell (on her second try) actually did meet her maker. Not sure anyone else ever made a permanent departure.

I really hate it when soaps do this. Heather was not on the canvas when the storyline began and it’s another LONG mystery with a dud ending. I felt that Heather killed Rory in the mistaken idea that she was helping Esme, who she thinks is the hook – unless she was lying to Ryan she didn’t know that Esme was her daughter (of course she could have lied to him). My hope is that it is revealed that ESME was the hook before being held prisoner at Wyndemere but Heather took over for her. I know they will do some convoluted and idiotic explanation and I am not looking forward to it (it’s as bad as having Jan kill Charlie while she was supposed to be in a coma but somehow she not only left the hospital but then snuck back in and pretended to still be in a coma! Heather was locked up in a high security prison when she is supposed to have committed the hook’s crimes – it’s preposterous and I am tired of soaps thinking they don’t have to have logic in their storylines)…

I agree she wasn’t. She was still in prison not the mental hospital

Joss & Dex….. worst soap couple since Tony & Renee on Days in 1982. For the exact same reason. I suppose she’ll end up pregnant before she realizes she’s a brotherphucker.

As for Britt getting hooked… 666% completely unnecessary, since she was on her way out of town anyway.

And yeah… Heather’s the Hooker… who didn’t see that coming from 666 miles away??

Yup, Satan–we did discuss Heather. If not Rory ( albeit, I still think he was a baddie, somehow), then Heather. I remember saying specifically it was probably H–she re-appeared at the most opportune time.
Joss is a ______–I refrain from saying IT!! Plus, that puny guy with droopy shoulders is so not for her. Agreed, a badly mismatched couple. Poor Cameron!! I hope Joss and the other guy do not last–the greatest payback would be for Cam to find a girl and for Joss to regret her lusty decision—(lust fades, love endures), and be left in the dust.
I had a good cry today—the scene betweeb Britt ( spectacular acting) and Mutter, Liesl, broke me down. WOW!! What a phenominal pair!! I hope Britt is not really “dead”. Please!!

Happy 2023, Celia. But not for the viewers! If Britt is truly dead (is anyone on soaps?), this is another in a long syndrome of catastrophic ideas. Wow, Joss is truly Carly’s daughter, eh? Just cheat and fornicate your way thru town with no guilt. My nan would dub her ‘la puttana’. But hey, how about that wallop Ava gave Nikolas at GH…that looked like it hurt!

Same to you, beautiful lady—Happy New Year!!
I was taken aback by Joss’s behavior. I really liked her—lost all respect for her. Break up first; cheat later—I must admit I am very old-fashioned. After all these years, I can still hear my grandmother’s pounding in my brain, “keep your legs crossed”—-LOL.
Well, her mother is neither virtuous nor honest—having sex with all three brothers–WOW!! What an achievement!! –“puttana” is right!! My nonna-in-law loves the word “troia”—fits Carly to the letter.
Hurrah for Ava!! If anyone deserved that “schiaffo”? it was definitely Nikolas!!
I am as annoyed and disappointed about the road GH ( and the three remaing soaps) is taking—I understand Kelly is “moving” to “Station 19”–but, why kill her off? Bad, sad and mad!!
Aside–watching “Chicago Med”— I am pleasantly surprised to see Mishael Morgan as Dr. Petra Dupre added to the cast!!
Un salutevole e prospero capo d’anno—❤️

Oh Celia, I like CHICAGO MED also but was disappointed when Ethan Choi left. He really fed my fetish for incredible hair..and the rest of him was pretty hot as well. Will Halstead has become such a wimp…they need another strong leading man, STAT!

Dr. Ethan’s exit is a bummer, Soaphound—-I could get lost in his hair—-
The consolation prize is that he and April were reunited and left together. To be honest, I love Yaya—-more so than Mishael.

At least I can stomach Joss & Dex, who arguably have good chemistry. Worst soap couples (GH nominees) were the vomit-inducing, short-lived dalliances between Luke & Felicia and Sonny & Emily.

To bad the hook didn’t get cheating jostlin!

It doesn’t make any sense that Heather Webber is the hook killer.

Hey, Michael—Heather is Esme’s mother. So, I’m assuming that in her distorted brain, she’s defending her daughter from those whom have hurt her.
However, I do see your point–I’m a little confused–I did not realuze she knew Esme was in PC. Therefore, I have my own take on this entire craziness–I think the original Hooker was Rory. Heather merely picked up where he left off. Ok, ok—not plausible? I’ve guessed right a few times before…LOL.

I know she’s her Mom, but it doesn’t make sense that she’s able to escape from prison and kill people without anyone noticing.

Oh, Michael, Heather has a knack for breaking out of prison. I am not a long-time watcher of GH, but I do believe that’s her modus operandi
However, at the risk of sounding repetitious, I do not think Heather is THE real Hooker.

Hi Celia, Your theory makes sense.

Thank you, Lew–Heather’s impromptu appearance makes me wonder. Maybe the PTB are tired of this story themselves and are grasping at straws. Heather is a convenient alternative—

I think “the real hook” hasn’t been exposed yet. I think Heather was a filler……

Is it possible that Esme has multiple personality disorder? That would explain why she truly believes she is not the Hook & why Heather picked up where her other personality left off after being held captive by Nicholas.And why she doesn’t remember who she is now after jumping off the parapet pregnant and getting hypothermia. Kevin doesn’t seem to think she is faking the memory loss.

What a difference between the Alley Mills/Pam on B&B’s closing holiday show, and her crossover role in GH as deranged Heather Webber. Both in almost the same week. She’s been great in both roles.

Alley Mills is doing a great job as the deranged Heather Weber!!

She was great!!!

It wasn’t a total surprise that it is Heather. The real mystery now is how she managed to get out and back into her “prison” without being noticed?

Britt had better make it. Kelly is too great an actress for her character to be killed off.

Hope Diane runs across Heather soon and it jolts her memory; thus, putting an end to Heather’s latest reign of terror.

Heather has been escaping from various prisons & mental institutions for years, so that’s at least consistent with her character. You may also have noticed that she has been letting herself in and out of Ryan’s cell at Spring Ridge with a key. Presumably stole a key ring from a guard somehow, so that key ring would probably also have keys to other doors that would let her out of the prison to do some hooking.

The security at Spring Ridge can’t be all that great, because Spencer was able to walk out of there, visit his mother Courtney’s grave, and then return to the prison before anybody noticed he was missing. And he didn’t even have any stolen keys.

I figured it would be “Heather the Hook!” Thats okay, the new actress portraying Heather is “Killing it!” I thought the Hook would have gotten Jeff Weber when he was in town. But, I didnt want Britt or Joss to get it. The girl who plays Joss is great! Britch, I still think her mother sends her off to a clinic out of the country and she will heal and find Jason and both will return to PC by 2024. Esme, that actress is another one, so talented. She has horrible parents but like Ava and Sonny, the writers will always find a loophole to keep Esme on the canvas! Heather, if you need some advice, I got three hooks for you sweeti, Finn, Dex and Austin. Snore, snore, snore!

Lazy, unimaginative, anti-climactic.

While Alley Mills is great as Heather making her the hook is a big letdown. Killing Britt is a giant waste for the show.

There was no need to kill Britt. Now poor Leisel doesn’t have any kids left. This is terrible.

Oh no!!!Killing Britt…..what a sad day!She was such a great character….Why?Heather kind of makes sense to me a the hook but not the most shocking!Heart breaking scenes with Josh and Cam….do love Joss and Dex they have great chemistry!Esme is just annoying on all levels!!!!

Liesl and Britt’s last toast, ending with Britt dying in Mutter’s arms was probably the first time I was brought to tears in a soap. Kathleen was outstanding. Let’s hope this isn’t really Britt’s last breath on GH. Being a soap you never know.

I know they “showed” Heather as the “hook” killer, but something seems wrong with this to me. If the attacks were to get back at Esme’s enemies, since she was her daughter, Heather wasn’t always discriminating on who she attacked. And timeline-wise GH didn’t show Esme was her daughter until well into the attacks. This during a conversation with Ryan, her father. So I’m not sure the writers don’t have another surprise about the “hook.”

I agree. This hook thing is so convoluted. On one hand, every victim was an enemy of Esme, starting with Ava and the second intended was Joss, also the last one. I can’t figure the attack on Diane, she hardly knew Esme.As you said Heather didn’t know Esme was her and Ryan’s daughter until recently, I think there are two Hooks as some others are saying.

Also, where would Heather be getting the poison used on the hook?

There was a guy who was supplying the snake venom. That’s the other body who was found on the floor in the apartment where Rory got hooked. Remember when this Heather recast first appeared, she was being treated at GH for an infection of a flesh eating bacteria, the specific type being native to the Amazon rain forest in South America… which was also the source of the venom used by the Hooker.

So Heather definitely fits that part of the Hooker’s profile. You just have to suspend your disbelief that a woman who should be over 70 by now can move and react as fast as this killer has. Not to mention this latest Esme rewrite which would have had Heather giving birth at age 50 or so. Not impossible, but highly unlikely.

So dumb that it’s heather…whyy

I think it’s ridiculous that Heather is the hook. It lacks imagination of any sort on the writers’ part. Ryan’s obsession with Ava is so old and overdone. I’m so disappointed that Britt was killed. Couldn’t she have left like she wanted to so she could return from time to time to visit Liesl? Poor Liesl has lost both kids. If not for the brilliance of Kathleen and Kelly, Britt’s death scene would have stunk!! It was really nice seeing Roger and Kathleen together on-screen too. While Alley Mills portrays Heather perfectly, the hook should have been someone else. And Esme losing her memory?? Sooo convenient.

I am so sick of the bulshit, on GH, they have the worst writers can they not come up with any other ideas .besides amnesia, everyone and their mother gets amnesia, God knows no one loses their memory from a stabbing, but on GH, now you have Esme losing hers, Please atop the BS and lock Nicolas and Elizabeth up for kidnapping, Tell Nina she Willow mother, and burst Carly bubble and move on to some new storylines what’s it been 3 yrs of the same old stuff. This stuff is so old!!!!!!!!

I think Heather Webber as “The Hook” is a let down. It wasn’t a OMG moment. Ryan, for one, would have made it better!

I thought Ryan was the hook but realized he wouldn’t have tried killing his beloved Ava, but the thing that bothers me the most is how did this Hook person know where each victim was each time, did they just get lucky or did they just attack who was available? It’s crazy!

How can Heather be the hook killer? The hook killer’s 1st victim ,Ava, was way before Heather knew that Esme was around. And we’re supposed to believe that Rory was killed at that apartment by Heather! Heather used her right hand when fighting with Nicholas & then Britt. The original hook killer was left handed.

Enough of Heather Webber! GH could’ve picked someone, anyone else. Why flog a dead horse.

Heather’s a copycat Hook Killer she might have killed the last two but she didn’t attack the others. This is a red herring. I still think it’s someone else well known on the show that we will be totally shocked to find out is the initial Hook Killer and that is hoping the writers are that creative which I hope they are.

I think Elizabeth will be revealed as the Hook. Small but mighty.

If they turn the last surviving member of Steve Hardy’s family into a serial killer, that would only be 666% confirmation that they are deliberately trying to get GH cancelled in 2023.

(as if the show becoming the Parasite Nina Praise & Worship Hour wasn’t already evidence enough of that!)

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Daytime Emmy Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon; The Tradition Continues

On Sunday, it was Mishael Morgan’s (Amanda Sinclair, The Young and the Restless) turn to host the annual Lead Actress nominee luncheon, for this year’s talented woman who are going for gold at the upcoming 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night, December 15th on CBS.

Morgan took home the Daytime Emmy in this category in 2022 becoming the first Black actress in the now 50-year history to ever win it. In a tradition that was started by four-time Daytime Emmy winner Susan Flannery (Ex-Stephanie, The Bold and the Beautiful), the winning actress from the previous year has to pick up the tab, choose a restaurant and host a fun afternoon gathering for this year’s crop of nominees.

Attending the festivities were 2023 Lead Actress nominees: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, The Young and the Restless), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Sharon Case (Sharon, The Young and the Restless) Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, The Bold and the Beautiful).

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Taking to her Instagram, Melissa Claire Egan shared: “To be nominated alongside this incredibly talented group of women is a TRUE HONOR!!! Thank you to last years winner, the fabulous Mishael Morgan for hosting an epic Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon today. It’s so nice that they all offered to give me their Emmy if they win!!”

Michelle Stafford took to her Instagram and expressed: “Lead Actress Brunch. This is a real honor. I’m truly honored to be in a group with all of these incredible women. I’ve loved them all for a very long time. We are all so grateful to be working on our shows… to be working in general, as actors. What a spectacular group of women. Mishael (Last years winner) put together a brunch that was BEYOND spectacular with gift bags even!! I mean Mishael, you are an absolute class act. Thank you for the beautiful day 🧡”

Finola Hughes posted her sentiments as well, “Yesterday was the leading ladies lunch for the Emmy’s. It’s a tradition started by the inimitable Susan Flannery. (The previous years winner throws a luncheon for the nominees). Yesterday was a very special lunch. Mishael Morgan raised the bar! The conversation was at once light hearted and deep. This was an amazing group of women, supportive, funny and caring. Thank you all for a brilliant few hours 💕 🌸 ✨”

Posting on their Instagram Stories were Michelle Stafford who gave us a little more behind the scenes of the luncheon, where Mishael also handed out a gift bag to each of the ladies, and Sharon Case who accompanied her photos with the tune “This One’s For the Girls” by Martina McBride.

So, looking forward to seeing which of these talented actresses takes home the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy on December 15th? What do you think about how the tradition has been handed down for many years that the luncheon carries on? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom Shares Heartfelt Message to Mark His 30-Year Anniversary as Dr. Kevin Collins

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since back on December 3rd, 1993, when General Hospital viewers got the shock of their lives as the ABC soap opera introduced the psychiatrist twin brother of serial killer, Ryan Chamberlain, in the form of Dr. Kevin Collins.

For soap fans that meant we got to see even more of one of the finest actors ever to appear in the genre in Jon Lindstrom. The talented actor started on GH a year and half earlier in June of 1992 as Ryan.

Fast-forward to 2023 and Lindstrom is in the running for this year’s Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series when the 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards are given out in less than two weeks on Friday night, December 15th on CBS. Could an Emmy on his 30th year playing Kevin and Ryan be in the cards? Stay tuned.

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It has been well-documented that former GH creatives Wendy Riche (ex-EP), Claire Labine (ex-head writer) and Michelle Val Jean (ex-writer) were all instrumental in keeping Jon in Port Charles with a second role as Kevin, when he could have headed to As the World Turns at the time to play the role of Damian Grimaldi, that eventually went to Paolo Seganti.

Taking to his Instagram on Sunday to acknowledge this special milestone, Jon shared via video message, “I woke up this morning to see that today December 3rd, marks 30 years since I debuted as Dr. Kevin Collins on General Hospital. I knew that it had been a long time, but 30 years since the doppelgänger to Dr. Ryan Chamberlain was introduced. It really is remarkable. It’s been a great ride, a great run. it’s like an entire career right there. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It’s just been great.”

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Lindstrom paid tribute to those who helped create Kevin, expressing, “I have a lot of people to thank about that, let alone people like Wendy Riche and the brass at ABC at the time … Claire Labine who was writing the show back, but Michelle Val Jean was really was the one who I had the pleasure of working with to develop and bring to life Kevin Collins. She’s still a great friend today. So, there’s been a lot of blessings around this for me, and don’t think, I don’t know it. I pretty much drop to my knees every day in gratitude. Thank you world for supporting Dr. Kevin Collins and Ryan Chamberlain, for that matter. I’ll do it as long as they’ll have me.”

Accompanying his video, Jon wrote: “So grateful today for my 30 years of ‘Kevin Collins’ (and ‘Ryan Chamberlain’) on General Hospital, and for the wonderful journey my life has been, for my friends, my the family and incredible opportunities I’ve had. Hope you all have much to be grateful for.”

Share your congrats and well-wishes to Jon for 30 years as GH’s Dr. Kevin Collins via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Are You For or Against Kristina Being the Surrogate for TJ & Molly’s Baby Knowing the Storyline Implications Down the Road?

As many GH viewers have predicted, things have swung back around to Kristina (Kate Mansi) seemingly being the most viable option in Molly’s (Kristen Vaganos) mind to carry her and TJ’s (Tajh Bellow) baby as their surrogate.

If you recall, Kristina offered a few months back and was shut down by Molly, and then TJ, as the couple then went looking through agencies to find a surrogate to carry their baby to term. The surrogate they found, Andrea, told TJ she lost the baby in a miscarriage, which was confirmed by a doctor at Mercy Hospital, and she won’t go through trying to have a baby again. Leaving the couple devastated. But, is her story suspicious?

Last week on General Hospital, Molly was overwhelmed when having to look through a file to start the process of finding a surrogate and identifying the right candidate all over again and it brought her to tears. Kristina found her in the park, and that led the two to have a heart-to-heart conversation. While the two sisters have come to an agreement, now it comes to convincing TJ that this is the right move.


However, fans of the show can see how complex this will be for everyone down the line. If Kristina’s relationship with Blaze (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) moves further down the line, will she be so willing to give her sister the baby? Could there be an ugly court battle for the little one between two moms vs. TJ and Molly?  Will Kristina having their child, bring TJ and Kristina actually closer together, and cause rifts in Molly’s relationship with her man and her sister? What does the long-running soap opera have in store in the storyline by making Kristina the ultimate surrogate? Or, could Kristina lose the baby, only to find out that Andrea, the original surrogate has TJ and Molly’s child? So many possibilities.

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Soap Opera Digest spoke to Kristen Vaganos on where Molly’s head is at with the situation. Vaganos shared, “I think there’s a little bit of desperation there, wanting to take a route that might be more trustworthy. (Surrogacy is) such a hard process to put trust and hope into because anything can happen. And Molly is a control freak! She wants to control as much as she can, so having a relative involved is, I think, comforting in a way.”

In terms of how Molly will re-approach TJ with Kristina being the prospective surrogate, Vaganos added, “Molly knows that it’s going to be an uphill battle, convincing him. Kristina’s track record with TJ is what it is. But it’s another leap of faith that Molly wants to take, and she just wants TJ to be on board with her. Plus, I think that TJ will really trust Molly’s opinion because Molly knows her better than anybody, and Molly would be the first person to doubt Kristina, to make sure to double-check her work. So if Molly says that she really feels strongly about this and thinks it’s the right decision, I think that’ll go a long way. I think TJ will take that to heart. But unless he’s on board with it, too, it’s a nonstarter.”

So, how do you see this playing out and what do you want to see? Are you in favor of Kristina being the surrogate for Molly and TJ’s baby? Are you for or against it, and what it could mean for long-term story implications? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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