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General Hospital's Beloved John Ingle Has Passed Away!

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In very sad and heartbreaking news for soap fans, those of General Hospital and his family and colleagues, John Ingle (Edward Quartermaine) died this Saturday according to a Facebook post from his family!

The post read:  “John Houston Ingle  May 7, 1928 – September 16, 2012 – Father, Husband, Grandan, Great Grandan, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Inspirer, Mentor: May You Soar with the Angels. You will forever hold a special place in the deepest corners of our hearts. You were joy, light and love. Goodness at its very best. For the rest of our days, we will all do our best to continue to make you proud. Rest in peace and continue to spread your generous spirit in the heavens above.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. With love forever, from:. your 5 – J. Ingle Belles and the family, friends and loved ones you leave behind.”

When Ingle made his final appearance last week on GH, the family also posted this heart-tugging message on September 10th about his health and how much it meant to him to be part of a GH taping one last time:  “As our Dad moves closer and closer to joining our Mom, I thought I would share a bit of much needed “happiness” for the Ingle clan. For those of you that have followed Dad as “Edward Quartermaine” on General Hospital for all these years, I wanted to let you know that Dad was able to return to the set on August 24th, for what will undoubtedly be his last performance on the show. His scene was small and he had very few words…. but his presence on the set was monumental. Beginning with a standing ovation by the entire cast and crew as we entered the set, to the line of people waiting to hug and wish him well, it was a day that he (and we) will remember forever. Several months ago, Dad had said that ” if he only had one more day on the set of General Hospital, he would feel like he had won”…. On that Friday, with the help of one of his caregivers (Anthony), a wheelchair van and 2 of his daughters, (myself and Chrissy), that goal was realized. Entering the set of GH was emotional for Dad and it was obvious why he has loved being there all these years. Chrissy and I joked and said it was the ONLY “Hospital” we have enjoyed visiting since January! Ha! The filming did not take that long and Dad did a good job.”

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“The cast and crew were patient and worked with Dad to get a scene that was meaningful. Standing there watching the monitor, we were struck by the reality that it was not Edward Quartermaine who was on the set….it was Dad surrounded by people who love and care about him. It was truly a wonderful afternoon. None of us know what tomorrow holds, but today we will hang onto the memory of August 24th and the love and support that was shown for our Dad. For anyone who might want to see the show, it is being aired tomorrow (September 11th), on ABC at 1:00 p.m. (PST). This is a new time slot for GH, for those of you who watch the show. The producers said it was September 11th, but then we heard that it may be a two-part episode. Might want to set your tivos for both days just to be sure. Last but not least,”Thank You” again to all of our family and friends for your love, prayers and support over these past few months. We truly CAN feel it:-)”

Ingle died at 84 and now will join is beloved wife, Grace Lynn who passed away back in February whom he was married to for 57 years.  Before getting into acting full-time, Ingle was a highly regarded acting teacher teach for three decades!

We will continue to bring you thoughts from the world of daytime as the day goes on Ingle’s passing.   Our thoughts and prayers are with Ingle’s family at this time.

Soap fans, please fee free to share your thoughts on John’s passing and his run as the amazing Edward Q. on GH here!

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Claudia Kurzyna
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Claudia Kurzyna

He was such a lovely man He will be remembered in my prayers. I am a long time fan of General Hospital. I have watched it since I was in high school in the late sixties.

Adria
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Adria

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Ingle (I will always know him as Edward). I loved Edward and Lila………..and enjoyed them on GH for many, many years. It makes me very sad that they are both gone now. My deepest sympathy to him family……………….

Jules
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Jules

A giant of a man in the world of acting, having been a professional one himself for many many decades, as well as offering his immense talent and knowledge in the form of teaching new crops of actors trying to hone the craft. I’ve only heard beautiful things about Mr. Ingle. May he rest in peace with his beloved wife. And for the show, we have so few Q’s as it is. This one really stings. Now they HAVE to bring back Alan!!!! We need a patriarch and Alan is the ONLY one that fits the bill! Do the right… Read more »

ricardo
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ricardo

john ingle rest in peace my dear friend. we will all miss you john ingle as edward quartermaine. he was a wonderful actor and very caring person. please do not recast edward quartermaine.

Kristyl
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Kristyl

I can only cry at the moment. I loved him dearly. He was so kind and had a beautiful smile. He was like a dad in so many ways. Father to many of us out here in the world. Broken hearted, but glad he’s with the love of his life now. K

Trapper
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Trapper

Very sad. He joins all of the other wonderful GH actors that have passed away over the years: John Beradino, Emily McLaughlin, Lucille Wall, Anna Lee and others. They were all a joy to watch.

Amy
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Amy

I remember them all, also. Great GH memories.

kim delmotte
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kim delmotte

so sad to hear of his passing seen him on the show last week a great actor there will be only one edward quartermaine he will be missed my heart goes out to the family

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

John Ingle was the second Mr. Q – I couldn’t believe they recast when David Lewis passed, but Mr. Ingle took over the role immediately and never looked back. They both did a great job. Hope they DO NOT recast this time altho’ the Q family is running thin!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Agreed. We fans were blessed with TWO great actors as Mr. Q. No recast please. I believe they tried to recast John Ingle with Jed Alan. A fine actor, but it didn’t work.

RIP John Ingle and thanks for the memories.

Please bring back Alan!

mary
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mary

Very sad news I send my sympathy to his family and all the folks at general hospital. Mr. Ingle was truly a class act. You will be missed.

Pinters
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Pinters

sorry for your loss….Edward Q was a hoot!!! All that bickering back & forth. We loved it all. RIP

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

My thoughts and prayers are with John’s family and friends, I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless you all

pamela
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pamela

Rest in peace John Ingle. We will miss you playing Edward Quartermaine. Our thoughts and prayers to his family. I have been watching General Hospital since high school.

candy bigleman
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candy bigleman

With much love and respect, thanks for all the yrs. Rest in Peace

Wanda
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Wanda

I have enjoy John Ingle as Edward for so many years. He made me laugh and cry. You will be sorely missed. See you in Heaven.

Annie
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Annie

He holds a special place in my heart as the narrator of the children’s animated classic “The Land Before Time”. Wonderful actor who will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family and castmates.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Mine too. My daughter was a fan of that movie series and I just loved hearing his voice.

SharonB
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SharonB

He was a great actor and will be missed by all that truly knew him. His last scenes on General Hospital were brilliant and timeless. RIP John Ingle and your GH character Edward Quartermaine. Sympathy to his Family and Friends

annette.lee
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annette.lee

I loved John so much. He was Edward Quartermaine. He will be missed . I was so glad to get see him again on his last appearance On GH. May John rest in peace.

Patti
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Patti

I’m so saddened to hear the bad news – I cried the day that scene played. He was a GREAT Mr. Q. Mr. Ingle/Mr. Q now you may R.I.P. with your beloved wife of 57 years Grace Lynn & on screen Lila (Anna Lee).. <3… Thank you for the many great years of acting on GH as Mr. Q. You will be GREATLY missed on GH!!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m so sorry. What a champion of a Man. He emanates a big heart.

He beamed…. happiness.

Lynette Ryder
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Lynette Ryder

I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have been a fan of GH for a long time, and will miss seeing him. I don’t think anyone can replace him as Edward Quartermain. My prayers go out to the family he will be truley missed.

Marty
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Marty

I thought nobody could replace the first Edward Quartermaine (David Lewis), but then here came John Ingle. He made the role his own and was brilliant! RIP Mr. Ingle.

Amy
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Amy

John Ingle will always hold a special place in my heart. He was always nice to meet at the fan gatherings and took the time to speak to you. I will miss him.

C. Teetsel
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C. Teetsel

The world lost a gentle soul in John Ingle. In the last few years he brought a true sense of love & appreciation to Edward Quartermaine. You could see that he loved Jason & Michael, but in the wisdom of years, he’d learned to accept them & the lives they’d chosen to live but love them all the same. I’ve no doubt that kindness, unconditional love, & sense of family is something that John Ingle personified in life, & it came across in his performance. God Bless & rest in peace.

heidi
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heidi

So very sad!!! Just a few days after that sweet episode aired… had hoped it wasn’t the last we were going to see of John/Edward. He is a truly talented human being and from interviews a lovely man! My sympathies go out to his family and friends and all of his colleagues at GH. We will miss him terribly! Enjoy… John and thank you!!!

Christine
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Christine

(Crying). No celebrity death has had me in tears. John Ingle in his final days reminded me so much of my own dearly-departed Grandfather (complete with the hat). 🙂 What a wonderful legacy Mr. Ingle has had. What a beautiful sentiment and story from his family. No one should be sad. He is with the love of his life now. It must have been so hard for him the last several months without her, but they are together again and I am happy for him. He will be greatly missed on General Hospital. 🙁

Christine
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Christine

I also wanted to add, in case some of you did not know: “Long before John Ingle stepped into the footlights, he was helping young people realize their acting aspirations as a teacher at Hollywood High School and at Beverly Hills High School. In fact, Mr. Ingle was the founder of the well-respected performing arts departments at both schools. After he graduated from Verdugo Hills High School — where he was Senior Class President — Mr. Ingle attended Occidental College to study theater and journalism. He graduated from Oxy in 1950 with a degree in theater arts and went on… Read more »

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Thanks for the info Christine – nice tribute to a wonderful man & actor!

Cat Storzum
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Cat Storzum

OMG! I just saw his last episode last week. What a character was Edward Quartermaine! When John first replaced Edward, I wasn’t sure I’d like him. But he grew to be a wonderful character. With his passing, it seems like I lost my father. He will be missed. My heart goes out to the Ingle family, AND to all the friends and fans of General Hospital. Rest in Peace, Mr. Q! Sincerely, Cat

Angela
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Angela

John Ingle was a terrific character actor. I enjoyed him on Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. It was amazing to learn of Mr. Ingle’s awesome career as an acting teacher and the lives he touched. We will always miss Edward Quartermain on GH. I am so glad the Frank Valentini and the GH family worked to have such a moving final scene for all of us. God Bless John Ingle and his incredible life and family – on and off screen.

heidi
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heidi

Michael you should put the interview up that Kimberly Mc did with him on her kimmeabreak site… it shows what family man he was and how much he loved acting and teaching.

Maria Padula-Larsen
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Maria Padula-Larsen

I am so very sorry to hear this, he was a great actor.

Michele G.
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Michele G.

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. I really enjoyed watching his character on GH. I have been watching the show since 1977, when I was in grammar school. He will truly be missed. I send out my deepest sympathies to his family & friends & may he rest in peace.

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

my last time I saw him was n hospital when Tracy gave antiodes to Drake’s daughter instead of Edward Quartermaine last week or 2 weeks. I will be miss him dearly, We(sob) will be miss you,old friend(I cried).
RIP to John Ingle aka Edward Quartermaine

Bonnie
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Bonnie

When John first took over the role from the original Edward, David Lewis, I thought he is so different. But over the years John became the only Edward to me. His gruff exterior was coveing up the softie he was inside. He will sadly be missed.

To get an idea of how wonderful he was check out Kimberly McCulloughs interview with him on UTube.

Rest In Peace Mr. Ingle

Christy
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Christy

John Ingle portraying Edward Quartermaine was one of my favorite rascals on TV. He was ornery as all heck, but there was always that twinkle in his eyes, which was of course a bit of Mr. Ingle shining thru. I will miss them both dearly!

Diane
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Diane

I have been watching GH since my days in college(many years ago) and Edward has always been a pivitol character in all that is GH—John was Edward in every sense of the word–strong yet tender–with always a twinkle in his eye–he will be missed by all who love GH and him!!! May he know all the happiness and pleasure he has brought to so many people for all his years here on earth!

Teresa
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Teresa

Such an amazing man and actor. He will be sorely missed. So thankful we got to see him one more time on GH. That was a very powerful scene. Condolences to the family.

Donna
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Donna

So sad to hear of the passing of John aka Edward Quartermaine…Though it was shocking to read I was not at all surprised…I saw John’s last show & could tell then that he was not very well…Now I know why GH did not let Edward pass from virus that plagued Port Charles….John will be so missed by all of us who live our lives with General Hospital…may he rest in peace…:(((((

Marji
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Marji

Rest in peace John Ingle. We will miss you and our beloved Edward Quartermaine. You were the heart and soul of General Hospital. Your legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of more people than you can possible imagine. A true legacy has been lost.

SZima
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SZima

A kind and caring man who will be missed!

Jen
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Jen

John Ingle will truly be missed by all the fans of GH. He seemed like a kind soul and a wonderful teacher. Just think of all the great actors who had the chance to learn from this master of his craft through the years. RIP John.

debbie hernandez
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debbie hernandez

am very sad to hear of his passing ive watched him for years and i loved his character he will be missed my thoughts and prayers are with his family and his gh family also rip john

Priscilla
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Priscilla

My deepest condolences to the family at home and the GH family. I saw his final episode. I had no idea this would be his final appearance. He will be missed.

Ida
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Ida

Thoughts and prayers to his family and the TV family i have been watching General Hospital ever since in came on TV. Edward will always be missed along with Lila. God Speed Edward with the angels now.

Grace
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Grace

I have tears in my eyes as I read the article. I am so profoundly saddened by his passing……. there are no words.

May god bless John and may he rest in peace with his lovely wife Grace Lynn. My prayers are with his family, his friends, his GH family and all those who loved him!

Robert
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Robert

RIP Mr. Ingles!

Linda
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Linda

There can never be another Mr. Q. There are few actors that cannot possibly be replaced and Mr Ingle is one of those. I will miss him. I realize that Mr. Q was only part of the man Mr Ingle; and there are many venues in which he will be missed. The most by far by his family and close friends. Will keep you in prayer.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Tears……. ( Never cried for a REAL LIFE passing cast before) TEARS…. This MAN will be MISSED, OMG will he be. The comediac tming, the love and protection of his family and great grand-children- You FELT it through the TV screen. He made you a BELIEVER.! The cast felt it, who worked opposite of him. His GH ” children” were also his beloved children. Listen, I LOVED the 1st Edward Quartermain, David Lewis (didnot like the 2nd) and then John (3rd) came in and I took a liking to him immediately. When he was out sick OR off over on… Read more »

Cindy
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Cindy

A truly kind, humorous, gentle man so full of life. A pleasure to have met him several times and richer in life for it. Loved hearing him whistling in the halls of the GH studio with that joy for life just emitting from him. Heartfelt sympathy to his families both personal and GH. The world has lost an amazing gift and heaven has gained an angel. Will miss you so. May you and Grace be driving together once again in the yellow mazzeratti you so enjoyed. RIP

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Barbara T…… (where are you)
Heather……
Etherl…….
david…….
Scott……
Debi……
Heidi…..

Where are you/? What a devistationg blow. Been away and loged on today to talk to my ole friends, only to discover, I have lost one of my BEST soap friends, and Hero!
I was already feeling kinda blue,, NOW, I am Devestated. : (

Barbara, I’m surprised you haven posted already.

Kathleen
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Kathleen

My heartfelt sympathies go out to John’s family. It was wonderful to get to see John as Edward Quartermaine one last time on my screen. I cried during that episode. He was a wonderful actor as well as a wonderful man. God Bless!

Diana
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Diana

Mr. Ingle’s time on GH was nothing short of amazing. He was a gifted actor, and an integral part of GH. It will be sad to no longer see him as part of the GH family. I was touched by his final performance, especially after reading how it came to be. Thank you to the family for sharing that with his fans. What a beautiful gift to him, the cast/crew and the viewers that he was able to have that last performance, and in such a relevant storyline. Blessings to his family, including his GH family. He will be greatly… Read more »

Polly
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Polly

So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful actor & did an amazing job as Edward Quartemaine for years. May he rest in peace with his loving wife, and can say hello to his GH wife Anna Lee,.the lovely Lila Quartermaine. prayers to all his family & friends, he was a wonderful man!

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Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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