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Genie Francis Returns To General Hospital On June 5th! Laura Returns Because "Her Family Needs Her!"

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The first airdate of Genie Francis’ return to General Hospital as the iconic Laura Spencer will be next week on Friday, June 5th, according to an exclusive item at EW.com, which also shows a first look photo with her on-screen son, Nikolas Cassadine played by Tyler Christopher.

As to what brings Laura back to the Port Charles canvas, GH producers informed EW that the reason for her return is that “her family needs her.”

Genie Francis return is her first back to the ABC soap opera since 2013, when she returned as part of the series 50th anniversary milestone.

GH fans are also hoping that Laura’s return will dovetail into the exit storyline  of her longtime screen partner Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) who’s final 10-week-run begins on air on Monday, June 1st.

What do you think will be Laura’s story when she returns to General Hospital? Happy to hear Genie is back next week?  Comment below!

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Joe
Joe

Welcome home! I do hope you’ll stick around for a very long time! We missed you!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Whatever her story is, it cant be worse than her last visit…..but this is GH……lol

AJQ
AJQ

LOl! It could be worse. Maybe Laura will dance around the hospital with Dr.O or she and Franco can take turns smashing paintings over their heads. Laura can open a nail salon with Denise.

Genie’s back, she’s a GH, a Soap, icon, but look what she’s coming back to? It’s a ploy for ratings. TPTB had no use for Laura for two years, really had no use for her while she was back. Now two years later they aren’t exactly hitting it out of the park with ratings, so enter Genie. Luke’s back tomorrow and he is in the final stretch and she comes back Friday. They should get a boost in ratings, but it will be because of the players and the event…then what. It will still be surrounded by all the current nonsense; Denise, Franco/Nina/Ric etc.

Genie is such an icon and huge part of GH. Laura is such an important character and she is such a terrific actress. But unfortunately without the right team, she is reduced to another casting stunt and that is such a shame and such a poor reflection on the current state of GH.

lellingw
lellingw

How Genie has been used since she left in 2002 has been terrible and insulting. She gets misused for ratings and dismissed until the ratings fall again. Meanwhile the poor writing, characterizations and stories keep going with the most shallow characters imaginable. Time for the producers to watch Breaking Bad or Mad Men and find out what good story development is.

Timmm
Timmm

GH may unseat Y&R in the ratings and take the #1 spot during Genie’s visit AND Luke’s departure.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Agreed!

AJ
AJ

While I want Laura to interact with Luke, I don’t want her purpose to be to usher Luke off into the sunset. Luke had years of story without Laura. Give Laura a real story. Genie is a capable actress. I’d love to see her on contract and stick around

Arbie
Arbie

My thoughts exactly. Don’t bring her back just to support and ‘exit’ Luke. Let her stay and showcase her talents.

Andy G.
Andy G.

You took the words right out of my mouth–couldn’t agree more!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

We talked about Laura showing her stuff many, many weeks ago. I agree with all of you….Laura should waltz in with confidence and ease….be her own woman/person…not an extension of Luke.

Rose
Rose

With you on this AJ! There’s plenty more help the family needs, long-term, than Luke…like being around as a grandmother for Rocko, especially since Olivia will be off on mat leave for a while. Spencer could sure benefit from her being around. Brit grew on me after she was off the show, but Laura would be a better influence on him.. And Nik really needs an intervention. As much as Laura might love him, she’s been around the Cassidine’s too many times not to see through some of Nik’s deceptions. And she could be formidable in case Helena makes another appearance. Then there’s Lucky. He’s been ” hiding out” elsewhere for too long. Maybe she could convince him to at least make an appearance. Could be double interesting when he would see Liz and his own kid again.

comeback
comeback

I agree with you

lellingw
lellingw

Luke’s apparently more mature relationship was living with a woman to cheat on, insult while she insulted him. They enjoyed criminal activity and Luke spends more time drinking than anything. He abandoned his children and TG apparently found out being bad was more fun than making sure the dog was fed. There used to be a lot of room for good people who occasionally did bad things but somehow everyone became people you couldn’t respect or really bad. Maybe Laura should run for mayor of Port Charles and actually do the job she was elected for.

Rose
Rose

Great point on “there used to be a lot of room, etc.”. And Tony’s not the only actor where being bad was more fun. Lots of actors mention how they like to play more “complex” characters once in a while, you know, peel the layers away type thing. Similar to what Melody on Y&R has said about liking to play a drunk. But there has been too much of the bad guys getting away with being bad guys lately.

Timmm
Timmm

All the Mayor’s in PC are crooked to!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I couldn’t agree with you more re Luke’s so called “mature” “relationship” with Tracy–what a farce! Yes, everyone on the show seems to want to be “bad” and maybe win an Emmy (!?) like Tony Geary’s over-the-top violation of Luke won for him. Where is the audience in all this?

lellingw
lellingw

As mayor, Luke wasn’t corrupt, he just ran because he wanted to legalize gambling but lost on that count. He only lasted a month or less. Lee Baldwin got the job after that and he was honest.

lellingw
lellingw

The actors who say acting “bad” was more fun is because the “good” character has become cartoonish as have the bad characters. People have many sides to them and do bad things from time to time. Heather definitely was a “bad guy” on the show but was always accepted into the community and received support from someone. Luke did a rotten thing like staying away for months and letting people think he was dead and getting mad when people weren’t waiting for him when he returned. But no one thought Luke was always a bad person. Laura was sexually abused by a boarder in her mom’s home and killed him when he made fun of her but she wasn’t thought of as just bad. There are plenty of stories to tell if the characters are complex and have depth. I liken the bad/good thing in soaps as comparable to the static 60s sitcoms where the stars played “good” for years and only some situations changed and eventually an evil twin would show up so the star of the show wouldn’t get bad with their role. Those kind of ideas pop up in shows with plastic characters who don’t develop.

Timmm
Timmm

AJ, any suggestions for a storyline for Genie?

AJ
AJ

I’d love to see her work with Nic to try to take over ELQ! Her vs. Tracy. We need to mature women to battle! As for love interest, if Tristian Rogers leaves Y&R, would love to see her & Anna in a triangle to get Robert.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I’d like to see the real Luke and Laura on screen before the demise of the Luke character.

lellingw
lellingw

Me too. I also wonder why everyone has to look so unattractive and instead of acting, the actors tend to spit out aggressive short lines and look at each other for bizarre movements and reactions. I thought I’d watch the end of Luke and return of Laura but if this is the extent of the writing, acting and directing, I’m all for burying this show. No wonder the height of of soaps were the 70s and 80s. The Daytime Emmys since 2000 have been quite a joke and Geary probably looks better than many of the male actors no matter what he does. Female actresses and characters barely matter. Laura’s only reason to come back to PC would be get Nikolas to shape up? Shape up to what?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Laura may very well be the voice of reason to her otherwise wayward son, Nikolas. If she knew the truth of her son’s dive into the dark side, she would probably have a big influence over him changing his ways.
Furthermore, Laura will help Lulu figure out who Valerie really is.
I, for one, do not buy her sugary attitude. Methinks, the girl has an agenda.

su0000
su0000

hey!!!
I am so lovin Darker Nik !!
I never want him to be walpaper do nothing boring character again..
He was always the male version of Sister Teresa..
Nik is a Cassidine !!!

Tyler/Nik needs to be a Cassidine! or else he’ll fade away as a blob of blah ..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Su…Lol…”blob of blah.” Can’t say I’ve heard that expression before. That might just be the best “nick” name anyone’s come up with yet!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Male version of Mother Teresa? That’s hilarious. I suppose we do need a baddie Cassadine to maintain his rightful place in Hades….the chasm that is Wyndemere. I wonder if Nik has cloven hooves? (Feet)……and, where the heck does he keep that pitchfork!!

Harry
Harry

I don’t mind Nikolas having a dark side but does he really have to put out a hit on the woman with whom he enjoyed sexual relations?
That’s so cheap, tasteless…..that is so Sonny.

Rose
Rose

Harry, like you I don’t mind a little dark side to Nik. Really didn’t like the rigged election, but really, really didn’t like the hit.

But there are degrees of Cassidine’s dark from black hole to more moderate, at least for them. If I remember, Stephen was more on the moderate side. He really raised Nik, and schooled him on the business savvy he would need to run the Cassidine’s empire.

Plus, their family is more gothic, old European that I find intriguing. Often wonder why they ever even settled on Spoon Island in Port Charles. It’s so American.

Timmm
Timmm

Dark Nick rules!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

The darker Nikolas–another violation of character and, worse, without any motivation to go to the “dark side’–other than that all the characters on GH are going to the “dark side.”

Fanny
Fanny

I can only hope FV finally pulls the plug on a fewwwwww more HOPELESS WASTRELS
Dragging the show down. Starting with Valerie, enough with this uninteresting interloper,
who doesn’t belong or deliver. Lulu has become a Whiny mess, whatever happened to
the strong independent woman she once was? Morgan needs to stop following KiKi
around like a some lost puppy, he needs purpose a legitimate JOB. Michael running
ELQ is laughable at this point he’s not equipped to do so,maybe under Tracy’s tutelage
in a few yrs who knows. WE need to see more of Kathleen G, Maura W, Jane E, Roger
H. Give him more substance a little more Todd a little less Franco, we R losing the
Essence of who he was. Bring back GOOD interesting characters, Stephan, Brenda
Jax, Faison, Robert, recast Robin the hospital could use a couple of new doctors.
I’m glad Genie F. Is making an appearance Laura needs to mend some fences and
school her wayward bunch.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….We are so on the same page where “Val-Chops” is concerned! There is something extremely insincere and resentful about her….as if she’s harboring a deep-seated contempt, just lying in wait and biding her time until she can pounce….mainly by sinking her teeth into Dante and ruining his marriage. She especially seems to have a particularly vile agenda against Lulu that actually goes beyond her barely-concealed desire for her cousin’s hubby. Nasty piece of work that Val-Chops is….for sure, for sure!!!!

Harry
Harry

Val Chops! Oh the visual! This is brilliant.
Rose, yes! I like the internal battle between good and evil as much as the next guy, but Nikolas gave into the dark side way way too readily, and without a struggle.
Stefan raised him to be the anti–Cassadine often telling Nikolas he takes after his mother. Stefan was his mother’s greatest disappointment because he spent his time reading Byron and Keats as a lad rather than trying to figure out ways to freeze entire cities and their inhabitants.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, Shay, Girl. It seems to me, Dante wants to be bitten. Either he’s a willing participant of whatever is brewing within the tenacity of those ‘chops’, or he is really stupid. I would think he is too astute to fall for the wiles of calamitous women.
Plus, I agree with you on Valerie’s feelings about Lulu. She could be harboring some resentment as how differently they grew up. Perhaps she envies the fact that Lulu had two parents and a modicum of a normal life….anything is possible. We still do not know who her father is. Many would like her to be connected to the Q’s ( not too familiar with Edward’s mistress who bore him a son, Justus).
Then again, Valerie could be a really nice girl with no malicious intent. Nah, I like the idea of her being a baddie better!…..LOL.

I hope we do not have another Alexis and Julian in reverse here……where Dante falls prey to Valerie’s machinations…..as Alexis to Julian.
Yes, Shay, Alexis should know better, at her age….and yes, she has been singing the same song for…how long?
Which brings me back to what we were discussing on the other site (May 18)….you know, your hilarious comment of ‘changing in a wind tunnel’…..LOL.
One of these days, Alexis will show up in court with Julian’s pants on, while he is wearing her skirt. Since they, more likely than not, always get caught in bed, they erroneously scramble into the wrong clothes.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Another one of my replies to you has bitten the dust, Shay.
I could just see with my mind’s eye your description of Alexis getting dressed in a wind tunnel, asking how you come up with this stuff. You had me in tears, laughing.
And, yes, your comparison to Anna’s state of bien habille’ in contrast to Alexis’ state of constant dishabille, is starkly evident.
Speaking of Anna, her mind seems so frail….as someone suggested, ….can’t remember who, and I’m too lazy to check; she will take a leave of absence because of a nervous breakdown.
I am also very confused with Sloane’s tepid explanation of his dubious activities….I still don’t get him…is he or is he not on the right side of the law? I trusted him. I want him to be a good guy.
He gave Nik away. Where does he go from here? And, what will Anna do with the information? Confront Nikolas? Hmmmm.!!!!
Are the baddies just the mayor and Nik? And, is Helena pulling the strings?

Timmm
Timmm

I’m still waiting for Wilson from “Home Improvement” to stick his head over VAL Chops teeth!

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….That “windtunnel” concept came to me the other day as I took yet another askance gander at the shambolic Alexis…..I truly don’t understand why this woman always looks like a wet dishrag! It’s not only upon the occasions of post-nooky with Julian….Ms. Davis has this very lackadaisical style when it comes to her mode of dressing, or lack thereof….not only can she not be bothered to button up her blouse, but there is simply a disdainful nonchalance about her entire wardrobe….it’s ill-fitting and as we have so previously discussed, often highly inappropriate. The polar opposite of the impeccably-clad Anna. And speaking of, I truly hope the aforementioned Ms. Devane doesn’t completely collapse in her deep despair….she’s such a strong and admirable role model, better she takes her leave rather than falling apart onscreen. (I would love to see her in Scotland scattering Duke’s ashes….would be a most poignant scene, and given FH’s own upcoming work in that stunningly breathtaking country, it should be possible, but alas, it won’t happen.) As for Sloane, I’ve no earthly notion where he’s coming from. I initially thought he was but an overly-officious fed, then just another dirty cop, but now???? I do think his current behavior is being colored by his feelings for Anna, so whatever his endgame was supposed to have been, perhaps he has now switched sides???? Ditto for Nik….his odd antics have puzzled me, as well. Maybe when Laura shows up some answers will be forthcoming. Lastly, I agree that “Val-Chops'” and her seduction of Dante will only work if he is a willing participant. What I cannot fathom is how this increasingly-insolent, sneaky miss will appeal to the straight-laced cop. He’s been around much more attractive catnip before and has never shown any indication of straying. Plus, in terms of Ms. Spencer’s obvious ill-will toward Lulu, anyone with a sense of proportion—and history—would know that Luke and Laura’s daughter’s upbringing was not all cream teas and cotillions…she had a tough life after her mother’s slide into mental obscurity and her father was certainly not a stabilizing force what with his hardscrabble tendencies, hence, I find the assumption that Lulu is some sort of princess with a lifestyle to be envied a really tall order. Perhaps the true underlying motivation for “Val-Chops’ enmity will be forthcoming…..I’m still totally mystified as to her own origins and how the seemingly saintly Patricia ended up with her…are they really even bio-related??? Some background info would be helpful, but then such details are hardly this regime’s strong-suit!

Timmm
Timmm

Love you both! I realize it would be difficult to write a soap everyday and explain EVERYTHING but how can a Spenser roll into town and not be a full Caucasian and not ONE person has said to her, “Hey, we noticed that were all pale white and you have a deeper color, whose your daddy???”

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, Shay…there it is. I have no clue what kind of lifestyle the Spencers had, or Lulu’s childhood. ….bad, HUH?! Poor kid!
Are we to believe that the erratic trip down memory lane with Fluke was not only to arouse our pity for Luke but also, to introduce Valerie? I am dying to know the real reason Valerie is around!

Voila’, Shay….I knew Anna and Sloane would connect. I like this ‘ensemble’…LOL.
Better he than Duke, anyway.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….The Spencer kids had a most, um, unconventional upbringing! Though there were times when their family was together and enjoyed happy moments, there was often high drama…. plus numerous occasions when they had to split up due to various reasons, usually for the purpose of personal safety. Hence, even with the love that was there, Lucky, and especially Lulu, had a difficult time of it….first, she suffered a childhood illness that introduced the character of Nik when his bone marrow was needed to save her life, then Laura was frequently absent because of her own hardships, including mental illness, and Lesley had to step in to rear the Spencer daughter. When the girl returned as a teen to Luke’s–and stepmom Tracy’s—care, she was rebellious and definitely a chip-off-the-old-Spencer, as she attracted the wrong kind of company. She crushed on Dillon Quartermaine and ended up getting pregnant, then terminated her child’s life. Next, she took up with Scott’s good-for-nothing illegitimate (Has he any other kind?) son, Logan, and accidentally killed him, which put her in an insane asylum, not unlike her mother. After that, she encountered Johnny Zaccara, and became involved with him. Once they broke up, Lulu took a liking to Ethan Lovett, but thankfully, she discovered he was her half-brother before their relationship proceeded any further. Which then led Miss Spencer to an undercover cop Dominic, who was later revealed to be Dante. They had a most rocky road to their long-awaited marriage, including the kidnapping of Lulu by Franco, where Dante had to save his love from a strapped-on bomb. Since then, she has suffered as a brainwashed hostage at the hands of the crazed Stavros and his deranged baby-making schemes. So….hardly a charmed life there, eh???? This is but a brief encapsulation of the trials and tribulations of Lesley Lu Spencer Falconeri….of course, “Val-Chops” is undoubtedly unaware of most of this, but jealousy of her cousin’s “life” is certainly not appropriate given the circumstances. Therefore, I have to wonder what exactly is the beef with Luke and his daughter. I can understand she may blame the Spencer patriarch for her mother’s death, but it looked as if Patricia were on her last legs anyway….no pun intended! There would seem to have to be something more awry there for this calculating miss to be honing in on Dante ….furthermore, there needs to be a suitable explanation for Val-Chop’s existence…particularly in Port Charles! Finally, oh yeah, Anna and Sloane actually did the deed….wholly predictable as it was. I’m still not sold on these two as a couple, but it was at the very least refreshing to see someone besides A-Lexis-Sexis having a mature adult assignation. (And I’ll bet Anna will look just as impeccable tomorrow, no “windtunnel effect” for her! LOL…)

Shay
Shay

@Timmm….Thank you! It is rather bizarre that not one person has addressed the “elephant in the room,” so to speak, and simply asked “Val-Chops” about her background! Other than the facts that she loves to cook, covets her cousin’s hubby and has VERY big, white teeth, we know nothing about this young woman. Is she even a true bio-Spencer, or did Patricia adopt her? And exactly what purpose does she serve on the current GH canvas? Inquiring minds want to know!!!! P.S. As for Wilson, alas, we shall be waiting forever for him to arrive in Port Charles. Earl Hindman, who portrayed Tim Taylor’s affable neighbor, passed away over a decade ago. By the by, did you know that he also played Delia’s brother, Bob Reid, on Ryan’s Hope??? Small (soap) world, huh?

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Agreed! And who is Valerie really? The writers have given us the sketchiest indication.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, nancy, the writers must think they are capturing our interest…NOT! Just annoyance. There is nothing captivating about this girl, except a set of huge, brilliantly white teeth…..blinding!
Have you ever seen the FRIENDS’ episode where Ross gets his teeth extra-extra whitened?

I must add that, your previous post got a chuckle out of me. Before long, everyone will be a big, happy, gone-to-the-dark-side family…you’re right about that!

su0000
su0000

Genie Francis/Genevieve/Laura, is no big deal to me and most likely anyone who started to watch GH after 1989 (26 years ago) when she left, we never seen her.. So, no big deal for us..
She is noted for one thing, being Luke’s bride/a wedding..
every time she is mentioned it is for being Luke’s bride and that is what she is known for, not much else to know of her.
So- I as every one after 1989, Genie would be a new character..

I seen her as Genevieve on Y&R nothing exciting lol ..

All you who know of her, enjoy!
it seems like a big deal for you, hope you have a good time with her return 🙂

Liam
Liam

I think your timeline is a little confused.

Aden
Aden

Lmao. Ya think??? Genie left Days of our Lives in 1989. She had left GH in 1984. Returned in 1993.

Andy G.
Andy G.

Maybe she was time travelling in the TARDIS with Doctor Who.

Harry
Harry

Thank you for sharing, Suoo.

The Substitute
The Substitute

You are absolutely over paid for working for abc daytime get your timelines straight! Francis and Geary both left in 1983, Geary came back and played Bill Eckert 1991 to 1993 returned with Francis in 1993 to play Luke she stayed until 2002 then left thanks to JFP TG has Fracis to thank for him even being a hit on the show he knows it and so does everybody else. So take a seat Suo you are suoo over paid!

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Apparently you’re unaware, su0000, that she returned in 1994 and was on through sometime in the 2000s (and that’s not even counting a handful of brief returns since she left the second time). So no, she would not be a stranger to “every one after 1989.”

(But even if that were the case, it’s not necessarily so that it wouldn’t be a big deal to everyone who had never seen her before, just because it isn’t to you.)

You might also be unaware that she was on GH for several years before Luke/Anthony Geary made his debut and was already quite famous; I think she was on the cover of TVGuide. Granted, the Luke/Laura pairing was a phenomenon, but it’s not true that being “Luke’s bride” is what she is known for.

Andy G.
Andy G.

That’s odd, because 1993 is after 1989, and 1993 is when Luke & Laura returned to GH. Ms. Francis remained onscreen (except for a pair of maternity leaves) through 2002 and has made brief occasional returns since, most notably in 2007. You don’t remember any of that?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Golly Gee, Su. I was three in ’89. I very much like Genie Francis. What you are stating is too much of a generalization. I hope she will be a permanent fixture…I enjoy watching her.

Rose
Rose

Hi su0000…yes there was the wedding. But Laura was more than a bride…she was the rock and strength that kept Luke and Laura and any idea of family together. Plus, she held her own against their constant problems with Frank Smith and his cronies, and the Cassidine’s.

I think it all came to a climax when Laura wanted to buy Mary Mae Ward’s picture-perfect-postcard, little house in Port Charles, and finally settle down after years of being on the run from Frank Smith. But Luke liked the road at heart. It started grating on their relationship. He wanted to please her, but it just wasn’t in his nature to settle down.

In a way, their relationship sort of reminds me of Nikki and Victor…you either finally have a breakdown in the case of Laura (and other reasons also contributed), or you drink like Nikki.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

And, once again, su0000, I feel your priorities are misguided. To besmirch Genie Francis’ contributions to GH is unfair. As others have stated, she was on the show, driving storyline, long Geary made his entrance. Her contributions continued through the huge wedding of Luke and Laura into the 80s, 90s, and beyond. She even won an Emmy in 2007 for her role.

Sadly, the powers that be have not been kind to Genie over the years, including the dreaded JFP. Anytime Genie is brought back, most viewers know they are in for, not only a tie-in to GH’s past, but also a major treat! So, yeah, it’s a BIG DEAL!!! 🙂

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I am echoing: GENIE FRANCIS IS A BIG,BIG DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

I’ve made this point to. I loved the story of Luke and Laura but after they sputtered, Genie has not made any major contributions to the show. Is it her fault? Probably not. She acts what is written. How can you write for her other than being a mother or grandmother? Plus, again not her fault, she missed out on so many stories where the character should have been on the canvas. I welcome her back but do not expect much.

Mateo
Mateo

Genie Francis is like a breeze. She brings light. I hope that her return will bring about something big for Nikolas. While I like Nikolas walking a little on the dark side, it is not completely plausible. I do have to say that since I started watching GH — I am fairly new to the GH canvas — I love the writing style. It’s hard to bring laughter into so much drama but Carlivati has done just that. I will take any ride with him as long as he keeps it fresh and fun. Can’t wait to see what develops with Laura being back in town. I know that with Luke on his way out there may be a temptation to send Laura on her way as well but hopefully she will bring something new to scene. Keep up the great work GH!

Patrick
Patrick

GH production

“do not” change Tyler Christopher’ Nikolas Cassadine… he’s too GOOD

hopefully… this is just that much more for Nikolas to juggle… let’s say… Hayden wakes up… and Nikolas actually missed her…. YES

why not have… this trio… juggling together… all of Port Charles

Nikolas / Liz / Hayden

what a dreammaker

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I don’t think Nicolas can ever go back to being the honorable character he always was after keeping Jason from Sam, scheming against ELQ, or more importantly, ordering a hit on Hayden. The ONLY way I see him eventually returning th his former princely ways is if we find out Helena is mind controlling him in some way…

su0000
su0000

Good puppy eyed characters fade away and seldom get a story, they are just wallpaper..
Tyler is a great actor and needs a good exciting role to play..
Nik can not just be playing off Spenser..
Nik is a Cassidine and it is about time he comes to life and Tyler has his turn upfront and exciting..
Nik is a cross between good and bad, and that is good..
I am looking forward to his Cassidine DNA erupting !

GH needs an active Cassidine or the family will die..
The Cassadines are an awesome soap family, intriguing, exciting, and a mixed bag..

Harry
Harry

Su00, every thing you are saying goes against character development. Nikolas turning to dark side is fine, but we need to see that internal struggle to make it believable.
Ideally, Nikolas should be more like Stefan, who raised him, and who allowed viewers to see his dualistic self fighting the internal battle between good and bad.
Having Nikolas turn into a one dimensional villain is just bad writing.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Harry…as I stated above I’m not sure Nicolas hasn’t been programmed by Helena. It is SO out of character for him to try to kill someone…

Aria
Aria

Hope she’s back for good, the great tony Geary had a great run without her now it’s her time to shine on screan without him, there’s so many things she can do, furthermore what has her character been up to, I’m sure there’s a lot of story there. Please no Scotty though he doesn’t deserve her, so let’s do her right GH.

Harry
Harry

Sing it, Aria!
I hope the writing for Laura is decent this time. She deserves it–her fans deserve it.

Fanny
Fanny

We can only hope they do her justice.

Howard
Howard

Scotty does not deserve Laura, but they do share a past too. I am Laura comes back strong. Pair Genie with Vincent Irizzary, who would make a great Cassadine. Something fresh and new. Have her be a true matriarch. Do not tarnish her with David Gray type sightings, frozen embryos, or curses. Make her strong and nurturing. As for Luke I always loved their love story so I am hoping that magic returns. We read in the press the Luke is done, but I do not truly believe that. Sure a contract will run out. But the door will be open for the greatest actor ever to grace daytime television, if GH were to ever end, Luke and Laura better be apart of that.

I love gh
I love gh

Vincent Irrizary would be perfect!!! Good call.

CeeCee
CeeCee

For sure, guys!! Irizzary would make a perfect Cassadine . His best performance is delivered when acting the scalawag, the rascal, the fiend and the rogue all rolled into one. Good call, Howard!!

Rose
Rose

Vincent would make a great Cassadine. Plus, like any good Cassadine worthy the name, he knows his way around hospitals and questionable research (circa AMC). And not too bad to look at either.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

In agreement with you.

Rodd
Rodd

Welcome back, Genie! She looks better than ever! I can’t wait to see what they have in store for Laura.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

I’m Already Shedding Tears THINK ING About THE Scenes Soon To Take Place WITH Laura and Luke but I’m also eager to see ABC give Genie the same respect they gave Tony and have her play Laura stories that have nothing to do with Luke. She has been on the run and fought the cassadines with Luke so she can handle things herself.

Timmm
Timmm

I guess its never too late but didnt her family need her like a year or so ago. Good luck Genie, you look great!

Joel
Joel

I am so glad that Genie Francis is back, and I do hope that they give Laura the storyline she so richly deserves and not just having her back temporarily to help usher out Luke. Now that Anthony Geary is leaving, his huge salary can just be transferred over to Genie Francis, and she can remain on contract with the show. There is so much story potential for Laura all on her own. I don’t think Genie would’ve returned this time if they didn’t promise to do right by Laura. Genie really wanted much for Laura than just being used to prop up someone else’s story. Whatever happened to Laura and Lucy opening up that spa together? That story just dropped without any explanation! Fingers crossed for her!

Dan
Dan

Guess I’m one of the few that liked Genie’s story on the show the last time she was on in 2012. The beginning of the story, anyway, when her and Luke went on the adventure like the old days, and got into it with Helena and Stavros, among others. That was like old school GH, and I loved it!

After that is when they dropped the ball on Genie, and really didn’t have much for her to do. They sent Laura back to Paris for a check up, in what must have been the longest doctors appointment in history. I mean, I’ve waited a long time in a doctors office before, but 3 years, lol?

All joking aside, Genie has always been one of my favorites, and I’m so glad she’s coming back. I look forward to seeing what they have in store for her this time. Like everyone else, I hope she stays for a while. Obviously she’s gonna tie into Tony Geary’s exit storyline, which only makes sense. But it would be nice to see her stick around in Port Charles after he leaves, and keep some Spencer representation on the canvas.

elm51
elm51

glad to see genie back but i won’t get excited until i see how she will be written this time around……………

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Nor I.

Dan
Dan

Will be great if Leslie is there for a few scenes a well!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Dan, I agree with your comments on Genie, including the ridiculously long doctor’s appointment and bringing back Denise Alexander as Leslie.

Dan
Dan

I guess there are two “Dans” but I agree with the other Dan too.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Sorry for the confusion, Dan. I guess the main point is that we are all in agreement. Take care.

Sophie
Sophie

There has not been a better love story than Luke and Laura and so far not since if it wasn’t for Laura coming back when she awoke from a coma I would of never started watching GH again , and continued watching it hoping she would come back . Was very disappointed the last time she was on to see Luke and Laura love story ended.

Jensen
Jensen

I too hope they write story for Laura not Luke and Laura. Genie needs her own story and a contract. I hope when Lesley (Denise Alexander) shows up they make her stronger and not just support for Laura. Denise has such a long history with the show. I never understood after they found Lesley why they kept her diminished mentally. She is a doctor. Send her back to General and have her interact with Monica for example. Also, I so wish that Ron would fix the Rick Webber character assassination that JFP did. Rick was a good man and his legacy destroyed by rewritten history. One big thing that bothered me was they kept referring to Rick as Laura’s step daughter but Rick had adopted Laura.

Jensen
Jensen

Step dad I know lol

comeback
comeback

I love the new nic and I so agree

Patrick
Patrick

I truly don’t know what to expect of Genevieve / Laura

i could throw in Diana of DAYS

but… it’s clear… @su… we can’t win on this one… I too… did not get caught… in the Luke and Laura phenom

dang! I wish I had been in the know… of the mother/daughter relationship… of Laura and Lesley, plus

I read.. verbatim… that Laura was already an established “star” when Luke happened on the scene

AND

yes

all the history seems to steer toward Luke

is that fair ???

absolutely NOT !!!! ?

was Anthony Geary aware and relative to the goings on?

what if?

it seems he tired of the L and L scenario… and he’s absolutely right?

I want for Laura to COME ON as a “strong” WOMAN

why is that so hard to ask?

as I’ve posted… I hope that AG’ Tony… squired away and will bequeath to his first love… an estate and longevity in Port Charles… for her tenure

Genie Francis deserves THIS

big

let this woman charge place requisite her action (s)

I fell in love with her on Y&R as Genevieve… so I know the quality is in place

do not squander this opportune MOMENTS.. this is tear

history to cull … to draw from… a registering of past plus

make Laura LIVE

could it be Kevin ?
could it be Stephen Nichols ? Stefan Cassadine… DO IT !

the audience fettered and mined her presence hilt

Genie Francis… this is your show

Bea
Bea

I’m glad to see Genie Francis back at GH. I’ve missed her on the show.

Justin
Justin

I won’t get too excited, I’m already hearing it’s only a brief return.

Buddy
Buddy

Well wouldn’t it be a great twist and really great intro for Laura’s return to Port Charles, if SHE has been off working with WSB all this time, and kicking ass Herself. She could have been working along with Lucky and Ethan, and having HER OWN adventures chasing criminals working in the WSB herself.. She and the Guys, could have been helping out Frisco and Scorpio. This would keep Laura in town after Luke, Lucky, Ethan, and Holly are off again, as an Agent, like Anna She would have that job, while still OUR LAURA, who is in some way tied to everybody in PC whether by blood or a previous marriage or several thru the years… They could all originally have come to Port Charles tracking the bad guys, schemers and Conmen and Women, like Helena and the Cassadines, perhaps Laura and the boys have arrived chasing Holly on one of Her Cons, and of course while Laura opts to stay in Port Charles because Her family DOES need her to stay put. Lucky and Ethan of course would only be in PC temporarily, and finally Luke could exit the canvas to go off working in the WSB with His Sons and old Friends, or on some type of intrigue of scheme with Holly and Helena. Michael this would be a great type of giant umbrella storyline drawing from the GH history and large crop on Iconic Characters, who would future brief stints and reasons for appearing in town at any time and as part of any type of potential storylines that Ron Carlivati and crew want to do.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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