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General Hospital to Honor John Reilly with Upcoming Episode

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The impact that John Reilly (Sean Donely) had on the cast, producers and fans of General Hospital, will be recognized on-air with a future episode of the ABC daytime drama series; as this week the world of soaps is mourning this soap opera veteran who passed away at 84.

GH executive producer, Frank Valentini told Variety that Reilly “was a huge part of the  GH history and will be honored in an upcoming episode that the writers are working on now.”

Reilly began on GH back in June of 1984 and played Sean through February of 1995. He later made guest appearances through 2008 for the finale of GH: Night Shift and also appeared in 2013.

Due to COVID-19, GH has adjusted its production schedule slightly, but both the writers’ and production teams are still working weeks ahead of air and are currently preparing episodes from the end of the first quarter into the second quarter of 2021.

So, how would you like to see the death of Sean Donely play out on-air, now that we have lost beloved cast member, John Reilly?  Let us know via the comment section.

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Carrie
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Carrie

I’m glad gh is doing this.

rose
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rose

Not sad, but wonderful flashbacks with John as Sean from GH’s best days. Combine this with the excellent “standalone” storytelling we now know the writers are capable of, and it will be a wonderful tribute.

Steve
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End of first quarter puts us right at the 58th anniversary date of April 1 – a perfect day for a standalone episode honoring John/Sean.

Robert, Anna, Felicia (Sean’s “princess”)and Mac are musts. Kimberly McCullough has previously announced she would no longer be acting, but perhaps they can persuade her to come back for a quick visit. Monica, because of their history, would be an added plus.

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At this rate, they’ll probably end up showing the “April 1” episode some time in May.

No GH last Wednesday due to the MAGAtt terrorist attacks. No GH today due to ImOrangement 2.0. I’m guessing with Inauguration Day next Wednesday, that was probably a pre-planned pre-emption already. Assuming the terrorists don’t do anything else stupid, they might get back to a 5 day schedule on the week of 1/25.

Steve
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While the preemptions are annoying (and the reasons for them sad), they might actually be beneficial, production-wise, in the long run.

If all goes according to revised plans, the show is scheduled to return to production next week after taking about longer holiday break due to Covid concerns in LA. That will leave them about 2 weeks of episodes remaining in the can. Let’s hope they don’t have to resort to excessive recent flashbacks or “vintage Fridays” to extend the time period of material already shot.

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James R. Poissant

I want this played out but I want Jack Wagner and Sharon Wyatt back for this too.

Steve
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Steve

Sharon Wyatt, sadly, has been struggling with health concerns for some time and is no longer acting.

Frank and Jack are not on the best of terms since Frisco’s short return during the 50th anniversary celebration. Jack has said nice things about John Reilly online, so we can keep hoping.

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My memory is really fuzzy on this, but I recall some years ago someone was on one of those mystery jaunts that took them all over the place and they ran into a lady who turned out to be Sean and Tiffany’s daughter. (I hope I have that right.) And I think I remember her saying the Sean was not in good health.

If that’s the case, I would just see him passing away peacefully from whatever was ailing him back then.

There’d still be room for characters on the show who knew him to remember in a tribute.

Steve
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Steve

Sean returned for one day back in 2013. Turned out he was the first one poisoned in a storyline that had Luke, who was also poisoned, on death’s door.

Sean and Tiffany’s daughter Anna (named after Devane when she was presumed dead in the 90s) was also shown at that time. As the storyline ended, Devane mentioned that Sean got the cure in time and was recovering.

Satan
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Satan

Well, let’s see what we have to work with as far as a Sean Donely tribute goes….. Robert & Anna are obviously involved. Can’t remember the last time we saw Felicia, but she definitely needs to be there. Still say Sean was her father, though they never actually came out and said so. If not, he was the closest thing to a father she ever had. Monica had a brief relationship with Sean and she’s still around. I think that’s pretty much everyone in the current cast who would have actually known him. Were Sean and Laura ever on the… Read more »

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I’m with you on the Sean and Laura connection. They might have shared a few scenes, but wouldn’t be called close.

Felicia hasn’t been on camera since they returned from the production shutdown. This, despite her daughter announcing her pregnancy, Maxie being held hostage by her best friend’s sister, Ryan being stabbed, and oh, her place of business blowing up! Not sure if this is Wagner’s decision or Frank’s.

Carrie
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Carrie

The answer concerning Sean and Laura is a little bit yes and no.

Sean, Robert,Frisco and the gang were present when Luke and Laura announced their first pregnancy just after the Mexico adventure in 1984 when Tony and Genie returned for a story arc.

Sean and Tiffany were still on the canvas when Genie returned in 1993. Laura and Tiffany resumed their friendship while trying to compartmentalize it. With Luke doing illegal things and Tiffany married to police commissioner, they had to tread lightly.

Anne
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Anne

I would like both Laura and Robert to each get a call from Tiffany.

Carrie
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Carrie

Anne, that would be so nice.

Christy
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Christy

You know when Sonny lived in Sean’s penthouse, I was always waiting for someone to find the hidden room in the wall …. It would be fun if something lead Robert & Anna there.

Satan
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Satan

It was Robert’s penthouse before it was Sean’s. Robert’s the one who built the secret room, so if it still exists, he would know where to look for it.

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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