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GH's Finola Hughes & Jason Thompson named Power Performances of the Week – Three Weeks in a Row!

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On-Air On-Soaps has been for the last two years giving credit where credit is due, because no matter who tells you different, daytime soap opera has some of the most phenomenal performers working in television, not to mention the hardest working.

And again this week, we are giving the Power Performances of the Week honors to General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna) and Jason Thompson (Patrick) for their heart-wrenching emotional scenes, following Robin’s funeral, where Anna lets Patrick have it after finding out that he cheated on Robin with Lisa Niles!

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With Finola Hughes driving the scene, with amazing dialog and an even more stunning delivery, and Thompson’s Patrick being assaulted by Robin’s mother’s words, it was yet another classic scene by this duo.  And as a mother trying to deal with the fact that Robin never came to her when her marriage was falling apart, Finola Hughes had to cope and try to come to terms with the gripping realization that her beloved daughter never told her something so important.

The entire week of episodes however did belong to Hughes, as later she proceeds to drown her sorrows at Jake’s (now “The Floating Rib”).  Anna’s scenes with Tony Geary (Luke) were also filled with poignancy, as Luke tries to make her take look at why she is really upset, and in the process reveals, that he killed a little boy in a hit-and run, on the anniversary of little Jake’s death.   We would also give Geary honorable mention this week for these scenes.  But then again, when is Geary not good?

Also doing some touching work this week was Jen Lilley (Maxie) tried to convince everyone she is a murderer, and Steve Burton (Jason) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) when the two remembered and grieved for Robin and their son, Jake, at the bridge.

Jason Thompson also had some nice moments with the returning Rick Springfield (Noah), that were nicely understated between father and son.

Now below watch the amazing Power Performances of the Week clip between Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson which begins at 3:56 into the clip, after the set-up where Maxie inadvertently spills the bean about Patrick’s indiscretion, and then let us know your thoughts!

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Debi
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Debi

Can I ask what are your thoughts of Maxie and her ‘break down’ at the funeral? I see her being bashed on some blogs, and that is bothersome to me. Curious how you all feel..

Also Michael..heard a rumor ..can you confirm? Rick Herbst is returning to GH?

barbara t
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barbara t

I like jen lilley alot ,that poor girl does get put down,Alot ,go to her facebook page and tell her you like the work she is doing on g h,she really feels bad,I leave a post for her now and then ,she is really sweet.I also heard a rumor that rick herbst may be returning ,that would be nice.He is another character that was let go and I never understood why.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

I love Jen Lilley. She’s doing a fantastic job. Maxie isn’t a easy role to step into. She shouldn’t be bashed.

Debi
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Debi

I heard the RH rumor as well as another character from AMC. I didn’t watch AMC. RH would be a dream come true. Great actor. Could you see him & Molly going at it together?? lol
Jen is doing a great job, a blog I go to rips on her because they feel she ruined Robin’s funeral. I feel she had a melt down and it wasn’t the worse thing!!!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

Debi,I would love to see Rick and Molly going at it together wouldnt they be a cute father and daughter?. about Jen lilly It wasnt just robins funeral,she was getting hell months ago for taking over k s part as maxi.I wrote her a few posts telling her I thought she was doing a beautiful job taking over,She liked what I said.People were really mad at her ,It is sad that there are people out there that would hurt someone with words like they did to her. like its her fault that ks is gone.Sad.I also told her that if… Read more »

Debi
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Debi

BarbT She is a great actress. Nobody can take that from her. I just don’t think her having a ‘melt down’ at a funeral deserves to be bashed like it is. People ‘melt’ at funerals!! Did she say she was staying in this role?? She nor Maxie are on opening credits.

Ric is such a great actor. I think imo that they are waiting to see if they are getting renewed before they make committments to other actors. Don’t you?

GemmaG
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GemmaG

Anna scenes with Patrick were so good. Finola Hughes is an incredible actress!

dominicsmythe
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dominicsmythe

wow, finola is at her A game… she’s SO good. jason thompson is doing a fantastic job as well. i feel not enough credit is going to the departed kimberly mccullough. everyone who acts opposite kimber is flawless — and clearly she inspires the kind of emotion that produces these powerhouse performances. kimberly is first and foremost the amazing actress in this storyline — or rather, in her whole run on GH and Nightshift. i really hope we see more of her — and her interactions with triston, finola and jason.

TinaP
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TinaP

All I can say is that GH better be smart and quickly sign Finola Hughes to a contract because she is a keeper!!! She has been simply amazing since her return, no matter who she’s had scene’s with she’s made the screen light up. Congratulations to Finola Hughes and Jason Thomas who has also been outstanding through out this storyline, they truly are power house performers.

Aria
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Aria

Tina, I agree and in fact have stated here that they should put finola Hughes on contract, she simply rocks.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Debi, I see the same thing also about Ms. Lilley’s portrayal of Maxie personally I think she is doing a good job and it is not her fault Ms. Storms could not continue in the role, for the record Ms. Storms was a recast also. I think it is wishful thinking about Rick Hearst but we should know Monday when they are announcing casting news!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Oh forgot to add good choices Thompson is hitting it out of the ballpark.

emtk
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emtk

I thought Anna with Luke was amazing!

gloria
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gloria

Oh me too! Just the scenes of them sitting together at Jake’s & talking about old times & today’s current sad times-just two old friends catching up-that to me was SO OLTL if anyone knows what I mean. Connections! History! Just real soap scenes. Loved it.

emtk
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emtk

Anna and Blair together would be interesting!

dominicsmythe
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dominicsmythe

i always think luke is flawless, but in his scenes with anna i thought finola hughes was the better actress. tony geary underplayed too much… he seemed barely affected 🙁

barbara t
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barbara t

Finola huges is one of the best actresses going ,She stands out in every scene she is in,I hope that she stays with general hospital,I heard anna say last week she would like to stay to be close to her grand daughter I hope that means she is ,The scenes with her and jason thompson are so touching ,also with anothony geary.So finola huges once again proves shes a winner and I would love to hear that she will continue to have many adventures in port charles.

Jan
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Jan

Watching YOUTUBE At first I didnt see it AT ALL because she seemed to thrown in.
I find myself feeling for Luke more then Patrick, though he pain is felt.
Luke, Tony Geary’s pain is more. But Geary makes whatever scene work, I think.

Christy
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Christy

Ah… my prediction last week is a reality! After that scene of their argument about his cheating on Robin, I figured they get performance of the week a 3rd time! Hope that ABCD is taking note!

James
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James

Finola Hughes is a FORCE!!!

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Anna should the new “Erica” or “Viki” of GH.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Anna can just be the heroin she always was as Anna!

ethel
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ethel

i co-sign this…………..

Heidi
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Heidi

Any day where Finola Hughes is on, is a GREAT GH day!

heidi
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heidi

Agree again Michael!!! Finola was fantastic in every scene, but especially with Jason T and Tony G! If she doesn’t get a contract… I hope it is just because she does not want to commit. Steve B and Becky H were great too! I am agreeing with everyone on Jen Lilly… she is taking a hard role and doing very well with it… I just wish Kirsten S was back in the role because there is something she does with that role that just makes you love her even when she is not so loveable. Finola and Jason T deserve… Read more »

A
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A

Finola Hughes is the best thing to happen to GH! She is such a fierce, soulful performer -impossible not be drawn in by her.

Marlene
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Marlene

I thought the scenes with Tony Geary and Finola Hughes were amazing, old -school, soap opera drama. They had genuine compassion for one another…their lines were deep, full of passion and a genuine friendship between the characters

Judy
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Judy

What was great about all the scene with Robin passing are the flash backs seeing Robert, Anna and Robin when they were young. Also the scene with Jason and Robin. I like when a character who been on the show for a long time and they can show the flash backs with the original characters. GH stars are wonderful actors.

dominicsmythe
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dominicsmythe

finola hughes and jason thompson prove that GH needs to get away from its mob obsession. they are the true soul of GH now and hopefully in future!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Jack Wagner, Frisco, booted off, Dancing With The Star’s….!

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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