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GH's Farewell To Tracy Quartermaine Promo: Countdown To Jane Elliot's Last Episode!

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She is in a class all by herself, and now GH and daytime fans are preparing themselves to say farewell to the the character of Tracy Quartermaine and her portrayer Jane Elliot.

Tomorrow on the Thursday May 4th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Tracy will exit the canvas. Look for a guest appearance by Tony Geary as Luke Spencer, too!

To acknowledge their longtime castmate, several GH stars participated in this newly release promo for the episode including: Dominc Zamprogna, Chad Duell, Maurice Benard, Emme Rylan, Laura Wright and Finola Hughes.

Watch the “Farewell to Tracy” promo after the jump! Then let us know what one word you think best describes Jane Elliot’s performances as Tracy Quartermaine in the comment section below!

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Shay
Shay

FORMIDABLE!!!!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

“Thats what she is. Formidable, though near or far. Like a song of love that clings to her. How the thought of her does things to me. Never before has she been Formidable.”

Shay
Shay

“Sir Timmm King Cole!” Who knew you had such musical talent??? First you rescue damsels in distress—-then serenade them, too!

Celia
Celia

Born too late, I was….or you too soon, my Knight, Sir Timmmbo!!

Patricio
Patricio

Bravo to ABC for giving a proper send off to a great employee for 40 years plus. Thank you for sharing your talent, Ms Elliott! God Speed!

Taelyn
Taelyn

I’m going to miss her terribly. I love a Tracy… I hope she returns even if For visits.

curacaoman
curacaoman

EPIC

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

Hate to see her leave but instead of gettung her own storyline she had to be part of Finn and Hayden’s who are a snooze and this final exit storyline is forgettable….anyway, Leslie C. as Monica should get more screen time now but i doubt it!!!

dmr
dmr

I agree, Jimh. I am not a fan of Finn or Hayden, at all. Way too much airtime is spent on trying to prop up Rebecca Budig. She just doesn’t fit in Port Charles, in my opinion.

Patrick
Patrick

“Thank You” JimH and @dmr. i’m not saying SOD is the bible… just saying that “respected’ reviews resonate.

the very word that is spoken… “Isolated” pairing

isolated… what’s the point in building Finn and Hayden when they do not interact with anyone on the canvass.

case in point.. what an insult to Jane Elliott.. when she is propped to feature characters who are not resonating… Finn and Hayden are DOA. dead on arrival… what’s the point in featuring this pair?

JE did this with Sabrina… I admit that. JE did this with nuLULU. JE even did this with, Luke. I will fire away with this . I’m certain with no storyline.. this was her catalyst

if GH was not going to build on the Quartermainia… farewell… to the best

so what does GH do ? with Finn and Hayden?

Finn is a functioning addict. EXPLETIVE. who no longer cares… who gives a rats ass. so effing what. after Tracy is gone.. what’s his connection? Brad ? who’s been the best part of his presence on this show. Hayden can forgive him time and again.. dismal.. and a lost cause. this pairing has been spared for too long. what’s the point. ? because they are VETS ? because they are .. what? fan favorites ? I don’t get it. waste of time money and at the expense of fired actors who belong.

Patricio
Patricio

Great post Haskel!

I do hope this gives more airtime to the beloved Leslie Charleston. Who apparently is the last man standing. (From the 70s.). I wish her luck but I don’t know that she has the stamina for s front burner story line.

Steve
Steve

Laura, Scotty and Bobbie all joined around the same time that LC took over the role of Monica.

Patricio
Patricio

I stand corrected.

Lisa
Lisa

PHENOMENAL !!!!!!!!!!!!

Bambi
Bambi

Micheal. Saw your name in the credits as a producer.
Thank you so very much for doing this for us.

Patricio
Patricio

Yes, thank you!

Sue M.
Sue M.

Will miss her a lot! Watched her on GH with my mom so many years ago. Wish her the best!

aria
aria

PERFECTION! theres your one word.

Priscilla
Priscilla

Superior!

Michelle
Michelle

The word I think of to describe Jane Elliot is Integrity.

Michelle
Michelle

Like many of the people here, I was a child when Jane came onto the GH canvas. I used to watch the show after school with my mom back in those days. It was such a fun time. The show was making history and setting records. My mother passed away a long time ago but her date of birth was May 4th. This episode is going to be bitter sweet for me for a few different reasons. I thank Jane and GH for the memories.

Celia
Celia

Awwwww, Michelle. I’m sure your Mom is still watching; pleased with Jane’s memorable sendoff. God Bless

Dan S
Dan S

I have a million memories of watching soaps with my mom who is also gone. Yes – bittersweet!

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

Same here…i started with my mom…back in the late 60s we watched around 12 soaps at the same time…i was constantly switching channels if one show was opposite the other…and i had to do it by hand…no remote or vcr!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

It’s another ending…and when it’s tied up to such a profound loss it’s that much more. Understand….

Patricio
Patricio

Thank you for posting this. I feel so strongly that we ‘of a certain age” were brought up by stay at home moms who shared their “stories” with us were very much influenced by this story telling.

My sister put it best , whenever I watch GH I think of sitting on the floor in front of my mother as we’re watched and she combed my hair. These soaps are a connection to those memories . I like many of you was missing my mom who has passed but loved Tracy!

God bless you all !

ASHLAND CRIPTON
ASHLAND CRIPTON

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Mine too passed away at way to young of an age (My mom was 49 years old when she passed away). It was her, too, that first introduced me to General Hospital, back when I was about probably twelve (12) years old, or so (I happen to be about 4 months away from turning 25 years old — as we here speak). My very first episode I saw with her was a pretty epic one. It was back when the character of Carly Corinthos (THEN played / portrayed by actress Tamara Braun) walked into her own funeral, alive and well. I then over the years to follow remember secretly comparing my Mom and Dad’s complicated relationship / marriage …to the characters of Carly and Sonny.

LeRoy Davidson
LeRoy Davidson

I first saw Jane on an ABC soap called “Flame in the Wind.” Since then, I’ve seen all roles on all the shows she has graced. This is without a doubt an actress who stands alone in exceptionall-ism. To say she will be sorely missed is an understatement. To Jane, to Tracy: “Have the best of everything in your life so far.”

janet
janet

Before I watched her in GH.I thought she was awesome on Guiding Light..I hadn’t seen her on G H then .Being a guiding Light fan, G H was not the show I watched. Jane is great. I was looking forward to coming back to watch her exit, now Tony Geary returning. I don’t know if I will bother. I have np respect for that guy the way he stuck it to his fans and Genie. Maybe I will dvr it so I can FF his face and voice. best to Jane. She seems to be a class act, even being friends with Tony.

Steve
Steve

Hope you didn’t fast forward the Geary cameo. You would have missed the HAIR. No words, just hair.

Shay
Shay

@Steve….There are no words for that hair!!!!

Shay
Shay

So, exactly WHO was that comically-coiffed cafe’ customer???? Luke, Fluke, yet another Spencer-inspired doppelganger or was this mystery man merely a figment of Tracy’s fertile imagination after one too many of those “space cakes???” Holy Cliffhanger!!!!

janet
janet

Steve I went back today, because the news took over the show. I decided to see what was on, and it was nice to see young Ned, tracy and Monica ,not snipping. mutual respect. I saw the hair. What exactly does Tony do in Amsterdam? that is the worst Geary hair so far. It was a nice send off for Jane. She is one hell of an actress.

Robin
Robin

Couldn’t believe the news Tracy will be no more. We grow up with the character, it’s easy to forget the real person has a life outside the show. God Bless you Jane, thank you for many years of many emotions watching you!!!

ASHLAND CRIPTON
ASHLAND CRIPTON

That goes to show how really great actors and actresses we are lucky to have grace our television screns and or computer screens and or just general device screens … over these years

Steve
Steve

Incomparable

mary
mary

real

Dan
Dan

One word: Icon!

They don’t make characters like Tracy Quartermaine anymore. Jane Elliot has always been the consummate professional, bringing her best to whatever she does, whether she was in a featured storyline or in the background. It’s amazing to me that she only has one Emmy win to her credit. But if there’s a reason, it’s because she hasn’t submitted her name many years, because she’s a classy lady that doesn’t believe in competition among peers.

Unquestionably, one of the all-time greats in soap opera history. It’s sad to see another stalwart from GH’s glorious, rich history going away. There aren’t many of them left. Particularly another member of The Quartermaine family, who were the pillars of GH for many years. But I respect Jane for making the decision to leave on her own, going out on her own terms, rather than being forced out because of someone else’s decision.

Thank you, Jane! It’s been a pleasure watching you for all of these years. Best to you in whatever your future holds. And please don’t stay away forever, hope to see you drop by from time to time.

Patricio
Patricio

Bravo on a beautiful post!

Dan S
Dan S

It’s a shame because we have lost so many vets in the last few years. This one is particularly sad to me because I would love to see Tracy Quartermaine on the screen forever. She should be in that mansion playing with her great-grandchildren years from now! But Jane Elliot deserves to live her life. I wish her well!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

UNIQUE. I have to use that word because there is absolutely nobody on daytime like Tracy. God, I’m going to miss her terribly and I will miss Jane playing her too. Thank you so much, Jane, for your always wonderful scenes as Tracy with her razor-sharp tongue. There will never be anyone like you on our soaps again. I love you!!!

vinman
vinman

GREATNESS

k/kay
k/kay

OK so they brought ABC back to my network satellite I use last week so yes I got sucked in and tapering her last performances and surprise Thursday’s episode in the info does not say one word about Tracy oh no it’s all about Sonny and Carly blah blah blah! FV you and Jelly are really the worse just how much money did you slide under the table for that Emmy! Jane you deserved better!

AJ
AJ

So many things to say…
1) Do you think they control the episode description for the day?
2) Do you really think they bribed to win the Emmy?
3) If you’re so upset, why do you watch?
4) Check for grammar & spelling before you post.

Patricio
Patricio

AJ -you are a riot! Lol

Celia
Celia

Too funny, AJ. I am one of the culprits who does not check before posting, albeit I try.
I usually post in the speed of light….in a hurry. LOL. Forgive me??

Celia
Celia

With the speed of light, not in….oops. LOL.

Timmm
Timmm

Who sucked you in? Are you being held captive? Do you need help?

Patricio
Patricio

Let’s call the police and get her out of GH PRISON ! Funny funny post

Brian
Brian

The word that comes to mind when I think of Jane Elliot is excellence. For almost 40 years there have been very few in the business to do it better. She has been part of the heart and soul of General Hospital for so long, it’s hard to imagine the show without her. But the wheel will keep on turning, just like it always has and always will. Thank you Jane for all the years of entertainment, you will be sorely missed!

elm1951
elm1951

phenomenal

Timmm
Timmm

Jane, thank you for a wonderful ride! You are a class act! There have been so many actors on GH throughout the years that are forgettable. You my dear are NOT one of them. You will always be in my top ten. Godspeed.

fginaspy
fginaspy

It doesn’t get better than Jane Elliott. She is in the upper tier of her profession. I will miss seeing her on my TV screen as Tracy Wuatermaine. Decidedly, this last storyline was not the best, but I loved that it brought the Quartermaine’s to the fore with Monica, Ned, Dillon and even Laura. Jane and Genie paired nicely. I don’t care to see Luke again, but I am sure BFF Jane and Tony agreed to this last parting. Good luck to you Ms. Elliott.

Jay Trotter
Jay Trotter

Great episode!

I was so moved by the events over at the Q’s and in some cases it felt like Wally, Leslie, and Genie were saying goodbye to Jane (vice versa) cause there were watery eyes in all four of them even before Tracy told everyone she was leaving. Very special moment!

Wow! What an emotional powerful cliffhanger! Tracy telling everyone in the room that “she loves them and will hold all of them in her heart” and then revealing that she is leaving was the ultimate bittersweet moment. I was so happy for Tracy when she firmly said to everyone “I’m finally at peace with myself” cause it just may be the first time she can say that. She is getting to leave town on her own terms on a high note with her family, unlike all the times in the past when she left the family in disgrace, shame, or heartbreak. The lovely combination of the painting and letter from Edward was the greatest gift Tracy could receive cause it removes all that baggage that she’s carried around for decades. Tracy stated to everyone perfectly that her relationship with Edward was never simple but the words that she read has set her free. Very well stated. However, I am saddened to realize one of my five favorite female characters in GH history, and one of the most entertaining scheming memorable bad girls will be leaving Port Charles for good. I love that my girl Tracy has finally found her tranquility, but it won’t stop the viewers from wiping away the tears when she exits. LOVE TRACY! LOVE JANE!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Another great post, Jay Trotter. If it’s any consolation, she said in the complete Michael Logan interview that she could possibly visit down the road…no promises and waaaaay down the road it would seem if she did. Maybe she’ll surprise us. Leaving the door open always feels better!

Jay Trotter
Jay Trotter

YES! Ned is changing his last name to Quartermaine!

What a incredible unexcepted surprise and what a heartwarming tearjerker moment! Ned’s speech was just so beautiful in explaining his own reasons and the legacy of carrying on the family name! I honestly thought that the opening scene would be about him adopting Leo, but this was so much better with him making a uplifting tribute to his Q legacy with a salute to Tracy and Edward. I was fighting back the waterworks and got choked up when Ned said to Tracy “that’s okay with you?” and she said back that “nothing would make me happier” and then a tearful poignant embrace was shared between mother and son. Jane and Wally are just magic together and had another feelgood onscreen moment. This is great! Olivia and Leo can also take on the Q last name, and Ned is primed more than ever to be the new face, leader, and patriarch of the family! Hooray!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Again, I agree. Got misty, too. I’m just hoping this means Wally Kurth is in it for the long haul and it wasn’t just some symbolic, poetic moment for the viewers. Love Ned.

Patricio
Patricio

Oh Mr. T another great post that I hope comes true. Soaps are best when they are centered on a family and drama that surrounds them. You can’t build a multigenerational story about a gangster!

Celia
Celia

Wow, Patricio….never thought about it that way. How true that is!!!! Sooo illuminating. Kudos.

ASHLAND CRIPTON
ASHLAND CRIPTON

Wasn’t Tracy (a Quartermaine) a part of the mob (that has to do with gangsters) back in the day?

Shay
Shay

@Patricio….No you cannot, yet that is what GH has been attempting to do for at least the last decade, if not longer. Epic fail!

Libby
Libby

We will miss Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine on #GH. Super tribute to a gifted actress..

rebecca1
rebecca1

strength and vulnerability. powerful combination.

Tracy Young
Tracy Young

A class act, not just a Tracy Quartermaine but as a person all on her own. A legendary and wonderful person on and off the screen! Goodbye Jane, We will miss you!

The Wolf
The Wolf

Class act

Jean Natale
Jean Natale

I LOVE Jane Elliott and Tracy Quardermain. She MADE this show. There’s NO ONE who could take her place. I for one will so miss her.

Patrick
Patrick

Unquantifiable

to give quantity to (something regarded as having only quality).

I’m certain all superlatives will be used.

I marvel at her energies. I marvel at how effortless her delivery with the most natural

it seems my word choice is “marvel” there’s no way to “quantify” what makes Jane Elliott. every facet of her being has graced our screen in one form or another

“Thank You” Ms. Elliot. heartfelt sincerity from your audience.

it seems like the last real story… Tracy had… was when that “Plague” or whatever it was… was affecting all of Port Charles…. ( if you look on YouTube ) it was in September, of 2012. where Edward gave Emma his cure/antidote. whereupon , Edward soon dies… and however this played out… I distinctively know… that Tracy spoke the very words ( my heart is waiting for ) that she would wait the rest of her life, for LOVE.

which brings me to. why oh why did TPTB make the horrible decision to kill of Joe Scully, Jr. as played by the wonderful uber sexy Richard Steinmetz. any one wants to talk about chemistry… off the charts appeal. I’d never before seen Jane Elliot as Tracy in this light. I was floored. this is the love she is talking about.

so.. for me… this is the exit I wish

watching Tracy and Laura go back and forth… if it turns out this is Laura befriending Tracy before Tracy and Luke walk off in to the sunset. so be it. heck

Quartermainia… will outlive this genre. what sterling characters… what pluses to still have Monica, Ned, and Dillon. Wheres Alice ?

PS: I think Frank, Jean, and Shelley are having the last laugh… at my expense. every time I look @Samira… when she first premiered… LOL… I hit the floor… Sabrina ‘ back.

at least Samira is making Sabrina look good

Shay
Shay

“At least Samira is making Sabrina look good….” LOL….Who’d have ever thunk it???? (Okay, not really, but that sense of dreaded, dismal Disney damsel deja vu did kick in for a few terrifying seconds!!!!…..)

Patrick
Patrick

heartfelt – thank you – for the pick me up

along w/ Celia, JimH, davlestev1, jamesj75.

took a 2 month plus leave of absence , I want to say sabbatical.. from this genre.

I truly got so caught up in the political arena… I thought.. what am I doing ?

keeping up with two shows plus this “lovely” blog… and I mean that.. just a lovely sentiment to a decades plus forever heart tug.. that .. ??? has a mind of it’s own

however strong posts will… so be it.. I oft think… push the envelop… all readers are in this forum alike.

gosh.. I marvel… at the emotion … all very recognizable. I just know i’m going to miss a response that I feel.. and will catch it with another post.

do I wish … many times over.. for an edit button.

I’m certain the passion ( w/Brian ) was just that.

shucks.. I kept up .. still reading the blog.. keeping up with GH… and what stirred … two things

reading that Jane Elliott was exiting
and the upcoming emmys.. OK I’ll walk the plank.. but I just had to get my 2 cents… in on the Sonny and Carly show… ahem… MY TWO CENTS.. not much is it

so… having said all this… I enjoy this… I rally around two cents and laud all forthright

dag… I miss Days of OUR Lives… I must be waiting for Ron Carlivati writing to premiere in Salem. I haven’t watched… DAYS since Trump got elected… I have to let this go by the wayside… doesn’t even have to do with priorities.. was just so disappointed. even with GH.

the show is going on… it moves here

salute

Steve
Steve

I have wondered about Bergen Williams (Alice) for a while. I hope Bergen is doing okay.

They stopped mentioning Alice by name a few months ago. Occasionally, they’ll mention a housekeeper without a name, but nobody shouts for Alice anymore.

Stella, Jennings, Reginald and Alice — a memorable household staff!

Shay
Shay

@Patrick….Just for you!

Her hair is raven black….
Her lips spouting lies….
The ICE is on her back…
She’s got strange Samira eyes…
She’ll take the painting from you….
She won’t have to think twice…
She’s fake as Edward’s spawn…
She’s got strange Samira eyes….

Patrick
Patrick

@Samira, is startling

I can’t help but watch to see how her eyes fit in

it escapes me

and i’ll bid adieu

OK.. I miss Sabrina… that few seconds of chill… did me

Celia
Celia

Thak you, Patrick. I truly missed you. Between Jimh and me we kept asking, back and forth, what the heck happend to you, LOL.
I’ve already told you how glad I am to see you back, my friend. Missed your writing. Always enlightening…I follow your poetic heart!!

Timmm
Timmm

I hope now that Ned took the Q name that means Wally is going to be on contract!

When is the last time you have seen that many people in the Q living room?

Kiki looked way out of place there!

And what pisses me off more than anything, Finn is sober for a moment, he is with Hayden AND Kiki is starring right at Finn and she doesnt say OMG, ITS SILAS!!! What a bunch of lazy writing! Just so stupid. Its about Jane, can we get it right just ONCE!

Shay
Shay

It truly is the end of an era and things will never be the same! But as they say, all good things must come to an end and everybody must one day retire, even those of the royal variety….I shall certainly miss the old boy….such a jolly grand gent with an uncanny capacity for cracking the quick quip!!! Sorry…..I thought this was the tribute page for The Duke of Edinburgh, aka, Prince Philip!!!! No matter….GH’s Tracy Quartermaine is Port Charles’ closest claim to its own dynastic ruler, and as such, her touching and unforgettable swansong to friends and family as the “Princess Royal” of the Q clan was handled with all the aristocratic aplomb, regal bearing and classy proclamations worthy of any of the world’s great monarchies. Whilst she passed the torch of responsibility for preserving and protecting the family legacy to the next generation of Q’s, “Tracy Angelica” held court not only for her nearest and dearest, but all her loyal subjects who had adored and supported her through her lengthy reign as one of daytime’s most enduring and beloved drama queens. As we bade a deeply bittersweet farewell to this most formidable of Quartermaines, as well as her incomparable portrayer, Jane Eliot, it really did feel as though we were losing a precious part of our own pasts, which was probably not unlike the emotions experienced by the British people this very morning with the historic announcement of their distinguished and dutiful Duke’s pending departure to private life. Hence to all “three” I say, bravo on a job well done and may you enjoy your most richly-deserved retirements!!!! God Bless!

ASHLAND CRIPTON
ASHLAND CRIPTON

I have a sneaky “feeling” that with Jane Elliot leaving her role, that this might lead to Leslie Charleson to decide to be the next one to retire her role of Monica.

Shay
Shay

If she is left with any role from which to retire, Ashland! In recent years, it’s been more like Monica left Leslie behind, and not vice versa!!!!

Shay
Shay

Well, when that sad day finally arrives, I hope Monica’s last frame will be one in which she is reunited with her son, AJ— you know, the only true Quartermaine heir—and we learn that he is alive and well after surviving a near-death experience and lengthy, deep coma that continued through these last two GH writing regimes!

ASHLAND CRIPTON
ASHLAND CRIPTON

So many words can be used to describe the incomparable Jane Elliot. Loved your portrayal of Tracy Quartermaine. The character of Tracy Angelica Quartermaine kind of reminds me of “The Dorian Lord” of Port Charles.

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

I completely agree, Ashland!

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McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

Photo: JPI

On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

Photo: JPI

What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

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Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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As 80%, as of now, in the US are reported to be homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the latest ratings for the week of March 23, 2020, GH drew 2.57 million viewers,- its strongest week since March 19, 2018.  So, more eyeballs are tuning-in to the drama in Port Charles.

Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

But first, vote in our poll for your favorite storyline or moment of all-time on GH.  If your favorite is not one of the choices listed in the poll, let us know in the comment section which is your favorite, or if you voted for one of the selections, let us know why, too! 

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