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GH's Anthony Geary On Jonathan Jackson, "He is the finest actor I have ever worked with!"

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Over the weekend at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital’s Anthony Geary won his record seventh Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series!   On-Air On-Soaps chatted with Geary in the one-on-one interview area just minutes after he won the gold.

When asked about his category being first up on the telecasts new award presentation line-up,  Geary joked, “Well first I was amazed because the Lead Actor category is usually at the end of the show, not to open the show with it.  I was totally caught off guard, I thought, “Wait, wait, wait.  Did I just lose two hours? What happened here?”  (Laughs)  And then it’s always a shock and always a joy to be acknowledged by my peers in this way. ” Geary also gave perhaps the biggest compliment anyone could ask for from the legendary iconic star, when speaking about his award winning scenes between Luke and Lucky in the bordello and working with now five-time Emmy winner, Jonathan Jackson.   Tony revealed, “Jonathan Jackson is the finest actor I have ever worked with.  We trust each other explicitly and there is nothing we can’t reach together. It was very hard to do those scenes in the bordello between Luke and Lucky, and say that ugly stuff to him, but we both felt it and we serviced the material.”

In terms of he is aware of how accomplished and how highly-regarded he is in his profession, Geary expressed, “I am very aware of what the show has done for me, in terms of my life and my ability to live on two continent ants and the freedom it has afford me. It is wonderful to be respected in your chosen profession. For 45 years now I have been an actor and to be given the opportunity to entertain people is all I ever wanted out of this life.”

Look for our video interview with Geary in the days ahead as our Daytime Emmy coverage continues.  In the meantime, What do you think of Tony’s comments and his victory and Jonathan’s?  Let us know!

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ethel
ethel

there is only one word to describe tony’s speech: PHENOMENAL!!

stef
stef

There is not even a slight doubt in my mind that TG meant every word of what he said about JJ…love these two , couldn’t be happier to see them win!

Jules
Jules

Tony is untouchable. There is no one, NO ONE, better at the craft then him. His work in 2011, and for 30 years, has been breathtaking and nothing short of sheer brilliant. Through it all he has remained a class act and a real role model for other actors to look up to and aspire to be. You may not like his opinions on things, but he is a consummate professional and always delivers. Many kudos to Mr. Geary on his record breaking 7th Emmy.

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

Luke and Lucky are two of the best characters ever in Daytime. The stories they have been given are phenomenal. Only Tony Geary and Jonathan Jackson could have made them so real and heart wrenching. I applaud both of these fine actors, I would implore anyone to find this kind of talent in Nighttime TV. Soap people know how to tell a story!!

Michele
Michele

Congratulations to Tony Geary. Lucky and Luke are my all time favorite father and son. I loved watching them from the moment Jonathan Jackson was introduced as Lucky at 11 years old, so grateful he returned because watching him and Tony Geary act together is so amazing. Their respect and love for each other is evident whenever one speaks about the other.

Gigi
Gigi

This is so sweet. The only thing better than watching TG and JJ onscreen is watching them offscreen!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

True that…! They love one another. Johnathan Jackson looks up has always looked up to Tony Geary. Tony Geary, speaks of Johnathan Jackson as if he is his hero. It’s obvious from JJ’s acting that he took his pointer’s from Geary. To Geary, JJ is like the son he never had, but has….. It’s a BEAUTFUL sight!!!

Judy
Judy

They both so deserved the win in their categories. LOVED Tony’s acceptance speech, especially the part about the show almost being cancelled for a reality “boob job gone bad” show.

sus
sus

Tony Geary and Jonathan Jackson are the best of the best. Incredible actors who I have enjoyed watching for decades. I still get chills watching their work together as the family Spencer with Genie Francis and I will never give up hope for a reunion of the Triple L’s before the genre is gone. They don’t have the golden trio moniker for nothing. Congrats to both of them.

Christina
Christina

Tony Geary is the master of cool. I never get tired of his character.

andrea
andrea

loving everything they are writing for Tony Geary now.At least its not depressing!!!!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, I agree that the latest set of writers have revived the “real” Luke. He’s vulnerable, self-deprecating, humorous, caring, gentle. I wasn’t sure they could pull this one off. The character had been taken down such a dark, depressing, irresponsible path that I despaired of ever seeing the character I loved all of these years. I have also such fond memories of the scenes with the younger Lucky, Luke, and Laura–they were playful, joyous, and just plain fun–a lot of love emanating. I am waiting for that “lucky” day when the three L’s are united–I’m hoping for a reunion next April for GH’s 50th anniversary. No ACTRESS ever played better with Geary than did Genie Francis–and I remember always when he extolled her virtues.. Sheer magic, the chemistry between and the whole saga of their lives. Come on back to play, Genie and Jonathan.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Aiden Continues To Be A Target For Bullies; Oscar Receives His Death Sentence

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, the long-running ABC daytime drama series, is certainly taking a look at some key issues of our time in regards to young children and teens.

When Liz leaves to meet with Willow, about Aiden, Franco and Aiden bake some cookies, where Franco is impressed and surprised to find out how excellent Aiden is in the kitchen and baking assorted kinds of cookies. When Franco asks why Aiden never told anyone that he liked baking so much, Aiden said he just didn’t want to be laughed at again.

At Charlie’s, Liz meets up with Willow. The teacher informs Liz that Aiden still prefers to avoid the other students and may not feel safe around them for a very long time.  Liz questions and ponders why Aiden has a target target on his back. Willow explains how kids can be cruel in an understatement, she adds that Aiden needs to find his true identity.

After Cam’s emotional day surrounding Joss and Oscar, he heads home.  Liz and Cam get their around the same time and are astounded by Aiden’s cookies! Franco tells Liz they just need to let Aiden be Aiden. Then when Cam and Aiden hang out on the couch, and after asking for the password to the iPad, Cameron opens it, and there is a heartbreaking message that reads, “Get Lost Gayden.”   Cam immediately closes it and hugs his little brother.

What happens when you are a teenager who should be living life and having fun with years to look forward to?  That is the other storyline, GH has been taking at look at.  Kim tells Terry that Oscar has questions now that the medical trial has failed, and he needs the truth, no matter how difficult it may be to hear.  On is way to meet with Terry and his mom, Oscar runs into Alexis and tells her he needs to finish his will.  Alexis is heartbroken to hear this news.

Once with Terry and Kim, Oscar asks a few questions about the what to expect as his condition worsens before his death, how to prepare for it, and how long he has to live. Terry explains n some cases headaches get worse, and that he may have difficulty with his balance. Then, Terry delivers the devastating news, he could live as long as 6-7 months … or as little as 6 more weeks.  Oscar is shaken.

Kim hands him a bucket list to-do book and calendar to go to set up all the things he wants to do before he dies.  He heads to meet Josslyn in the hospital chapel, where they pen in things in the book to do together.  Monica and Kim share a moment about losing their children, before they pass away.  Kim does not know what to do next.  She decides to head to the “Charlie’s” to see Julian; while Alexis has already told Julian to help Kim through this tough time, no matter his feelings towards her kissing Drew on New Year’s Eve.

Finally, Griffin removes Anna’s bandages and her eyesight has returned following her surgery.  Finn tells Anna the virus that caused the blindness has never been seen in North America.  Anna wonders if it was given to her while abroad?  Could this be something Cassandra did to her, or something, or someone else?

So, if GH does this story right about Aiden being bullied for his differences, it could definitely send a powerful message to many in the viewing audience and bring attention to young LGBTQ youth who are trying to be their authentic selves, if this is the story.   What do you think of Aiden’s plight now?  What did you think of how Oscar’s death sentence was handled?  Who or what caused Anna’s temporary blindness?  Share your thoughts on these storylines via the comment section below.

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Who Will Be Ryan’s Next Victim On General Hospital?

Here;s what we know .. on Monday’s episode of ABC;s General Hospital, Ryan added CarSon, Sonny and Carly, to his hit list of victims.  He wants them out of the the way so Ava can take Avery and leave Port Charles with him and never look back.

Meanwhile, Carly is definitely a threat to figuring out that Kevin is Ryan, given her unrelenting quest and her days at Ferncliff.

Elsewhere, Franco is up to trying to figure out why “Kevin” suddenly dumped him as a patient, and if anyone can come across the lock box in “Kevin’s” office and open it up, therein lies clue to the serial killer’s movesand victims.

But will Port Charles continue to think that “Kevin” is having some sort of breakdown over the anniversary of his twin brother, Ryan’s “death” and heinous killing spree years ago? Will anyone figure out the real Kevin is locked up in a straight-jacket at Ferncliff?

Check out this week’s promo for GH below, and then let us know; who you think will truly be Ryan’s next victim, or will he finally be caught?  And, what have you thought of the performances of Jon Lindstrom in this storyline? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Anna Goes Blind … What Is The Cause? Franco Is Kicked To The Curb As “Kevin’s” Patient

Viewers of ABC’s General Hospital were in for a twist on Friday’s episode, when Anna Devane suddenly and inexplicably goes blind!  It is a terrifying moment for Anna and throughout the first part of this new arc, played beautifully by Finola Hughes.

But what is the cause of her sudden blindness? After Anna is brought to ‘General Hospital’ by her son, Peter (Wes Ramsey), and Finn (Michael Easton) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) are there to try to calm her down and to try to figure out what is wrong with her, Griffin runs some tests.

Meanwhile, Griffin and Finn get into a tiff over Griffin’s lack of bedside manner and his losing his faith. Griffin says its all now about the data, as he is still reeling from Kiki’s murder.

Later, Griffin reveals to Finn and Anna that the tests show that she has experienced a vitreous hemorrhage.  However, he doesn’t know what caused this … or if her vision can be restored.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH co-head writer, Shelly Altman previews of this story for Anna, “What has happened to Anna will lead us to uncover a mystery that affects not only Anna, but several surprisingly unrelated people.”

Meanwhile, Peter meets up with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) at Kelly’s and tells him what happened to Anna and that she suddenly went blind, but to stay away from his mother.. He also has a warning for Valentin, that whatever Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) has on him will come back to bite him sooner than later, and we all know that Valentin hired Sasha to pose as Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) long-lost daughter, and Obrecht knows it!

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And, Franco (Roger Howarth) just may trip upon the lock box in Kevin’s office, that holds the clues to everyone Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) has murdered!  How does that come about? After, Franco runs into a gun-toting Ava (Maura West) on the pier, “Kevin” shows up.  He tells Franco he can no longer be his doctor and he will refer him to someone else.  Franco does not want to end his therapy with Dr. Collins, but it’s of no use in changing “Kevin’s” mind.

When Franco makes his exit, Ryan tells Ava that they should leave Port Charles together and never look back.  Then, Franco breaks in to Kevin’s office at GH, and goes looking for his patient file and that is where we see the lock box.  Will Franco figure out what is going down?

So, what do you think is happening to Anna and why?  Is Franco now in dire straits if Ryan finds him rummaging through “Kevin’s” office?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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