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GH EP Frank Valentini Weighs-In On What The Future Holds For Elizabeth Webber!

Photo Credit: Kathie Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathie Hutchins

So many fans have been commented that they have been very upset by the lack of story given to fan favorite Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber).   After Becky was fired and then brought back by the last regime, and then nominated for a Daytime Emmy, she has been back-burnered for some time now. Meanwhile Elizabeth has had one failed attempt after another with relationships with Lucky and Jason, both characters are now off the canvas.

General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini spoke to Deep Soap’s Sara Bibel about what fans can expect for Liz in the coming months. and especially in the romance department!

Valentini revealed,  “I love Liz. I love Becky.  She’s fantastic. But something needs to be built. I think that character’s been bounced around. She’s got three different children from three different men. If she’s going to say, “I love you” to somebody, it’s got to be real and it’s got to mean something. She’s not going to jump right into it. That’s not who she is. I think everyone’s forgotten a little bit what makes Liz the character you most identify with and most want to be. Becky’s got the acting chops to pull it off if you go through every step of the relationship.”

The showrunner went on to say that Liz will not be involved with Patrick or A.J. citing:  “Liz and Patrick are like brother and sister.  It would be creepy if they were together.  Liz has a new love interest on the horizon.”  When prompted if the new love interests initials were A. J., Valentini said a resounding, “No.”

So soapers, who should be the new love interest for Elizabeth Webber?   Let us know your thoughts!

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MK
MK

So Hoping for a Liz and AJ Pairing. ;(

Hope she doesn’t hook up with Johnny.

Dinah
Dinah

Need stop writing for Fake Kate, who can’t act

Phil
Phil

I actually like Kate, and I disagree… She can act, if anyone cannot its the girl playing Kristina. That being said if they wanted to recast Kate, they could bring on Beth Chamberlin….I do agree with you though, I’d rather have more Elizabeth on air.

Brian Tripp
Brian Tripp

The only other option besides AJ and Patrick would be Johnny. So my guess is Johnny or wait maybe John McBain.

tim
tim

Good,I agree about Liz and Patrick,that would be weird,and AJ and Liz should be friends,without benefits.

Lin
Lin

I can’t think of anyone on the show now that I would put with Elizabeth. I’m glad it will not be A.J. or Patrick. If Nicholas came back, maybe with him. I’m thinking of the single men on the show and no one is the right age and personality for her. They also keep getting rid of the men leaving less men to go around. The actor who played Steve was let go for some reason. Steve Burton (lied) and left. There are few men to go around. You need more men on the show.

Ces
Ces

agree!

Patrick
Patrick

ditto! not enough men folk to go around… for all these fiesty Women! I’ve posted this before… perhaps if they plan on bringing Duke and Robert back…. reason i liked Joe Scully, Jr…. for Tracy…. they can’t all be fighting over Luke.

i’ve always thought… that Sam and Patrick should gravitate toward one another… both very similar circumstances…. both of their “true” loves are “gone” ?!?!

Lin
Lin

That actor who played Joe Scully, Jr. was very good and kind of sexy in his way. they should not have wasted him on such a short term role. They should have used some one else and had him come later as an interest for… whoever. I don’t agree about Sam and Patrick though. I don’t see them meshing and.. if Robin comes back (who knows if they will let K.M. do bits here and there forever, and she wants to be a director. They may eventually recast or who knows) I don’t want Sam hurt again. I can see her with McBain. If one life comes back on, I’d like to see him there, or at least go back adn forth to see Liam. I don’t know if you were a One Lifer but if it comes back on, I’d like to see some of them go back and forth. WE need more Quartermaines again and more men for sure. They either leave or are fired. I can see your reasoning for P. and S. And Brittney? She needs to leave. She’s that Lisa redoux. Why would you have such a similar character?

Cath
Cath

I’m hoping Valentini is playing with words here, because AJ’s true initials would actually be AQ or AJQ. AJ & Elizabeth have already generated a lot of chemistry in the only 2 instances they’ve shared scenes so far. I’d be a shame to waste that chemistry and not build on it.

ray schichtel
ray schichtel

Well. Personally shes a strong woman capable of being a single mom and a great friend to many. But if she was to get involved. I like frisco jones. Granted he sticks around when he comes back.

Julian
Julian

Yes, the people over at GH seem very interested in having Jack Wagner back on GH. Nonetheless, Valentini confirmed that Frisco is coming back. His exact words were “Yes. I think it’s going to happen. We’re very excited. He’s got a lot of things going on, so it will be a limited thing for now. We’re working with his schedule”.

Limited thing for…now? This opens the door for Frisco to pop up again!

Violet
Violet

Yuck. Frisco is too old for Elizabeth. She needs a hot man her age.

Kelly
Kelly

Someone needs to tell him to quite repeating the Jasam fan mantra about Liz having 3 kids with 3 dads. So does Carly and Alexis. It seems to be in the water around Port Charles but no one ever mentions them, only Liz. Other than that, I like what he said about Liz especially about her being the character you can relate to and want to be. For so many years Laura filled that role and then Liz started to take her place but Guza never embrace that type of female character. He liked the B’s and Ho’s more. So I am glad Frank can appreciate the need for a female character women can relate to.

k/kay
k/kay

Amen Kelly i am soooo sick of the name calling of her character. Carly sent her son Morgan off you know the one she had with the wanna-be-mobster. She gets away with everything but has the nerve as everyone else in town to call Liz the whore. Like I said before if you don’t want to write for her then send her to Y&R.

ellen8
ellen8

I have never thought of Liz as a loose woman. Ok she has 3 kids by 3 men. So what. Liz has never been portrayed as loose. Its jst the haters that use that word to describe her w no reason other than hating her.

And I understand the dislike of a character because I “hate” on Aj and Duke. But I don t call them names. I jst want them to die LOL.

Violet
Violet

I agree so much with you, Kay, and Ellen. She’s not a whore who jumps in bed with anyone.

TruthTeller
TruthTeller

Felix!! Lol

louisa
louisa

Elizabeth is one of the only female characters on GH with any class. Despite the multiple baby daddies, the actress keeps Liz a cut above. She is more like Laura than anyone else, as poster Kelly pointed out. I’m glad to hear Frank V. recognizes she is a character many relate to.

Maybe they will bring in a new love interest for her? I still think she might be good with Patrick.

So happy Laura is returning. And yeah, Fake Kate can’t act. She needs to go.

ellen8
ellen8

i love Konnie. i also love Liz. More of both please.
Kelly Sullivan is awesome as DID character. i would love to see Becky act in a story line as deep as that.

Alley
Alley

If Johnny stays out of the mob I wouldn’t mind a Elizabeth/Johnny pairing. I adore BB and feel Johnny has been wasted on the likes of Carly. But I also saw some chemistry between AJ and Elizabeth, so I could get on board with that as long as Elizabeth isn’t getting involved with AJ because he bears a resemblance to Jason.

Lin
Lin

I can’t see a good person like Elizabeth with A.J. If Johnny will turn his life around- and not be sent up the river, I could see him possibly with Elizabeth.

Alley
Alley

Both AJ and Johnny have done things that would be considered bad so I’m not adverse to either of them. If AJ really has changed then in my opinion he is also a candidate for Elizabeth. That said, I prefer Johnny because I’m a big fan of BB.

Barbie
Barbie

JoLiz has been a fantasy of mine for years. Johnny has been on the show for 6 years without getting that full on invested love story. I think he and Liz would be magical. BB is the best actor on the show IMHO so RH would have a great acting partner. WIN WIN

ellen8
ellen8

Agree. Agree. Ive wanted JoLiz for some time. Johnny has been used to prop other characters too long. I want Johnny to return to the piano and be that guy who never wanted to be in the mob. Johnny with Carly was a waste of time.

lisa
lisa

Someone new for Elizabeth….please !!

Lin
Lin

agreed!

Violet
Violet

I third that call!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I don’t see her with anyone on the show right now. Either have Matt Hunter get out of prison or bring on a new character for her. Just let him have ties to the show somehow.

Lin
Lin

Oh Matt and Elizabeth would make sense and I’d be happy to see that.

su0000
su0000

Liz has been zeroed out and they need to rebuild her..
Perhaps a new doctor or rich patient will brought in for Liz..

As of now, there is no-one for Liz.. She needs someone who is awesome and will do her justice..

aria
aria

Oh God please, or in this case Frank, just give her a storyline already and put her in the forefront where she belongs and stop using the old Regime excuse not to have her on screen, enough with the excuses and make her front and center Now.

Lin
Lin

Amen!

Christine
Christine

So it is someone on the canvas already? Hmm, it would be great if it were Johnny because Elizabeth could really bring out the best of him. He would be a lot like Xander and that could be fun.

I can’t imagine how Johnny is going to get out of this current mess, but I am sure Diane can get him off. If that frees him then he could work with Liz. I just don’t see the greatness between Carly and Johnny for some reason. I really liked Johnny when he was with Lulu so I think Liz would be great.

Then if it happens to be John McBain, I could see that pairing work too, but I would rather it be Johnny.

David
David

Brittany?

Violet
Violet

Yes, Brit. That skanky Brit doctor throwing herself at Patrick at every corner. And now he’s falling for it! Gross!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Miss Herbst will have her moment again. I think it is wise her character has been quiet for a time. When a storyline comes along then we will be very excited. I do hope Elizabeth will be able to enjoy some genuine slow-moving rich romance and maybe give us a little comedy at trying to raise children alone. How about a romantic story for a working mom with a lighter touch, huh?

ellen8
ellen8

I like this

Ella
Ella

I really like the idea of Liz & AJ & think a relationship between them could be imperfect and yet work really well. The problem as I see it with Lucky and Jason was that Liz thought of them as ideal loves and the relationships just never measured up. Perhaps she can have a more grounded relationship? That could turn epic if done right.

ellen8
ellen8

I have one thing to say about AJ. He must die.

Carol Crowell
Carol Crowell

You have Ratings for shows, what happened to the 60 plus years? I am 66 years old and I have been watching Gh from day one. My sister is 71 and I know there is a lot of older people who watches the Soaps. I guess the Seniors are not important!! Some Seniors that is all they have is the Soaps, now they put on all of the junk shows. I have nothing more to say but I hope you can have the ratings for older people………………

ellen8
ellen8

Agree Carol. And they market to the younger demographic like they have money to spend.
( Shhhhhhh….. dont tell them our secrets. i ff thru ads anyway. ) However as for the show GH gives us some respect by keeping older actors with story lines….. unlike most reality and prime time.

Please
Please

What a load of garbage as if Liz is the only character with baggage. RMFE Other female characters have been passed around like blunts and moved on from one relationship to the other and yet when it comes to FINALLY writing for the character of Liz it’s the same spiel GMAFB

ellen8
ellen8

Liz baggage ? What character doesnt have even more than Liz? Certainly Carly Tracy Sam. and list continues. Show wouldnt be a soap if characters didnt have baggage. Saying a character has baggage is a mute point isnt it?.

Lynette
Lynette

LOL, How about Liz and Coleman? yuck!

Donna Lawson
Donna Lawson

Elizabeth should be with Nicholas !!!!!!!!!!! Or bring the old Lucky back.

Donna Lawson
Donna Lawson

Something needs to get really interesting with Elizabeth, Sam and Sonny.

Elaine
Elaine

Please let Elizabeth team up with Nicholas and get him away from that horrible Britt. They have no chemistry at all!! Also, how many lives does Jerry Jacks have anyway? LOL! I love Sebastian Roche, so he can keep coming back in my opinion. Been watching GH for decades, also OLTL. Sad that OLTL might not be coming back to Hulu. Keep up the good work at GH.

Corburn Lee
Corburn Lee

RH fans consist of Ryan Noble and his pen. I think she should be happy to have a job. GH have given RH many s/l and she has done well with none. Everyone wants to know about all these fans, that’s claimed she has, but if you look into it,they the fans a re pen fans. ^ fans that has 500 email addresses and Ryan Noble(who work with TVSource,SID,SOD)who have done nothing but pimp RH.Everyone time she is on front burner, fans cut the soap off, simply because she is boring!RH popularity is created and others have figured it out also,by Ryan Noble and her 6 fans with the 500 email addresses.

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THURSDAY: E! News Daytime Drama Deep Dive Visits DAYS, GH, and Y&R

Mark your calendars for a very special segment on the soaps, when E! News delivers their Daytime Drama deep dive on Thursday, May 23 hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy at 7pm-8pm ET/PT on cable’s E!

Look for set visits, interviews, retro clips, and more with some of the most famous and enduring characters in the genre.  Here’s just a sample of what to watch for:

When E! News visit the set of Y&R, Eric Braeden recounts the time Victor was feeding his wife Julia’s lover trapped in the basement dead rat; while Tracey Bregman (Lauren) reflects on why the viewers love the relationships and families in Genoa City.

In Salem and Days of our Lives, E! chats with series staples: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), then Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John).  Deidre reveals “possession will be on my tombstone” in terms of Marlena’s most infamous story of all-time when the good doc was possessed by Satan, while the beloved duo discuss why daytime is the best job to have.  Alfonso talks on the history of her character sharing: “I am going to hold near and dear to my heart the beginnings of Hope. And the adventure and the romance of Bo and Hope”.

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From the set of General Hospital new interviews are featured with: Laura Wright (Carly), Steve Burton (Jason) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia), plus Casting Director Mark Teschner remembers Meghan Markle’s acting debut on the ABC daytime drama series.

Teschner remembers: “Meghan Markle actually had her first speaking role in television on General Hospital.  She worked on the show in the background as a nurse, and we brought her up to read her to see if there was something there.”

Steve Burton chats on the craziest story he has ever played as Jason Morgan, revealing, “The one that always pops into my head is we had to go catch a monkey that had a virus, and I said to Laura (Wright) I think this is probably the end of my career today.”

The E! News special segment will show nostalgic clips from all the daytime dramas, including Luke and Laura’s wedding on GH, Marlena’s possession from DAYS, and some of Victor’s nefarious schemes from Y&R.

Check out the promo below.  Then, let us know if you will be checking out the ‘deep dive’ this Thursday via the comment section below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 Part Three: Trouble Looms For Ava, Cameron’s Heartfelt Song, A Liesl & Franco Duet

Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the third installment of the Nurses’ Ball 2019 and this time there were several musical numbers to discuss, as well as story points moving forward.

Obrecht was back and in her full glory and that meant great news to GH fans to see Kathleen Gati appear on the Nurses’ Ball stage again.  However, Dr. O brought with her a friend, none other than Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth) who joined Frau Liesl in a rendition of the Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb duet “Guilty”.   The combo, obviously a play on how they do bad things to others (or have), and they have nothing to feel guilty about!  Then, there was that drop the mic moment, literally!

Cameron (William Lipton) has shown up at the Corinthos’ home to give Josslyn (Eden McCoy) a video message from Oscar (Garren Stitt) that he was holding on to per Oscar’s dying request to give to Joss.  Before he leaves, she asks Cameron to stay and watch it with her, but he tells her she should do this alone.  Later, Josslyn watches the video on her laptop.  Contained in the video is Oscar saying how grateful he was for their time together and that he hopes she will lives life to the fullest, starting with singing their song at the Nurses’ Ball.   Next, Josslyn comes down the stairs of the house in her gown ready to honor Oscar and she heads out to the ball.

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When Joss arrives, Cameron is now taking the stage.  William Lipton performs a song he wrote called “North Star” against the backdrop of emotional images of the friendship between Cameron, Josslyn, and the late Oscar.  (You can watch it below.  It was one of the highlights of the ball thus far)

Lipton took to his Twitter account after the outpouring of kudos and support after his performance aired expressing: “Thank you so much for all your kind words for the song Cam was singing at The spotlight should be at the GH writers who inspired me to write this song. Their words in the script were so beautiful.”

Ava Jerome also took to the stage as the marvelous Maura West performed “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” as only Ava J. would do! A sultry chanteuse is this Port Charles bad girl, whose night may go from a cool performance to a nightmare now that a gloved figure has knocked out Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), which only leads to one conclusion .. serial killer Ryan is back.  Will Ava get her vengeance and kill the guy, or will someone else?

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Elsewhere in story, Finn (Michael Easton) proposed to Anna (Finola Hughes) on-stage at the ball, and though it was a typical bumbling clumsy moment from Finn, it was all the same endearing, especially when Anna says “yes” to his proposal.  Later, the two spend some alone time where Finn explains why he chose the ring he did; harkening back to when she was blackmailing him in Europe (It was a Monaco blue sapphire he chose, and Monaco was the place where they started their unlikely pairing).

Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) tries to warn Sam (Kelly Monaco) about Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), but her parents Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) come to her aid, and then Sonny once again threatens Shiloh.  Later, Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) gets a call from Diane Miller that Nina (Michelle Stafford) overhears.  On the call, Willow mentions her baby’s father is in Port Charles.  Nina learns Willow had a baby, and Shiloh looks at Willow.

Laura (Genie Francis) and Curtis (Donnell Turner) are rescued in Canada, and Laura calls Kevin’s cellphone but it goes to voice message to warn him about Ryan heading to Port Charles.   Meanwhile, Curtis calls Chase (Josh Swickard) and tells him that Ryan Chamberlain is alive. and on his way to most probably the Nurses’ Ball.

So, what musical number did you enjoy the most on Tuesday’s Nurses’ Ball?  What did you think of Anna and Finn getting engaged?  Shiloh overhearing the news about Willow?  Josslyn receiving the video message from Oscar to perform at the ball? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 Part Two: Cameron and the Llama, Anna’s Speech, Chase Dazzles

On Monday’s episode of General Hospital, it was day two of the annual Nurses’ Ball, and things kicked-off with the opening number by the GH nursing staff, (except Elizabeth) performing the classic hit “Best of My Love” by the Emotions.   After the number, the drama started to unfold as the GH Nurses’ Ball always intersects storylines with the event.

Scott’s (Kin Shriner) plan goes awry when he opens Lucy’s (Lynn Herring) hotel room door hoping to find her making out with Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), but only Kevin is there, as Ava (Maura West) figures out what Scott has been up to.  Kevin and Ava are continuing their ruse to try to lure Ryan out of hiding, but seem to be enjoying each others company more than they admit.

When Mike (Max Gail)  and Yvonne (Janet Hubert) arrive. they show off the engagement ring that Mike gave to Yvonne, which Finn (Michael Easton) sees and realizes that is his engagement ring to Anna (Finola Hughes) that he has been looking for.  Finn talks to Sonny (Maurice Benard) and they come up with an emergency plan to get the ring back, which goes off without hitch by Finn giving Mike the fake one Robert (Tristan Rogers) had.

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Watching the ball at home, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) is with Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth), and Kris flips out when she sees Sam (Kelly Monaco) with Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) at the festivities.  Meanwhile, Peter (Wes Ramsey) lowers the boom on Shiloh telling him that Molly (Haley Pullos) will be doing an expose on “Dawn of Day”.  At the same time Jason (Steve Burton) and Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) hatch their own plot to nab Shiloh, and are setting up surveillance cameras at DOD.

Backstage, Cameron (William Lipton), who is ready to perform solo finds Lucy’s llama. and in the most touching moment of the episode has a heart-to-heart with the animal about losing Oscar.  William Lipton throughout the episode was terrific.

Now we come to Anna and Robert.  Anna wants to set her ex straight by telling him that she will always love him, but she wants to marry Finn, and she doesn’t know what he is up to … but to stop it – since it appears Robert is trying to be the interloper in Anna’s romance with Finn.  Later, Finn tells Robert he has his ring back and will propose to Anna

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Next, after a rousing intro by Lucy, Chase (Josh Swickard) performs “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay and brings the house down and brings his gal, Willow (Katelyn MacMullan) to the stage with him to dance and finish the musical number.

As the episode comes to its conclusion, three plot points emerge:  Kristina shows up at the ball ready to confront Shiloh, as Sam looks horrified.

Cameron shows up to the Corinthos’ home to talk to Josslyn and convince her to come to the ball with him and perform, because the song is a duet, and he says to her that he has a message from Oscar to give her.

Lastly, Robin could not make it to the Nurses’ Ball this year. The annual moving speech falls to her mother, Anna to deliver about surviving and living with HIV (touchingly delivered by Finola Hughes).  Robert says he will join her on stage, because Robin is his daughter too.  From the sidelines, Robert and Finn start to watch Anna’s emotional speech,  Robert finally tells Finn he better make Anna happy. but knocks him in the arm in the process.  Finn drops the engagement ring and it ends up at Anna’s feet onstage.  She looks to the sidelines and sees both men.  Can she figure out who just proposed?

So, what was your favorite moment from the second installment of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2019? Comment below.

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