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GH's Head Scribe Ron Carlivati Previews The Return of Ian Buchanan as Duke Lavery!

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Next week, General Hospital finally kicks-off the tale of the shocking return of Duke Lavery played by Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite, Ian Buchanan.  After being seen at the end of one episode on August 27th, which hinted that it may be Duke who is behind the snatching of the beloved Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough), Buchanan is back on-screen as the story begins to unravel on how on earth Duke is alive, why he could be the one behind Robin’s kidnapping, and a rekindling of the Anna/Duke romance.  But is Duke … a good Duke or a bad Duke?

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, General Hospital’s head writer, Ron Carlivati teases and previews Buchanan’s return and key scenes that fans don’t want to miss!  Ron revealed,  “In thinking about who had Robin, there’s sort of your go-to villains from General Hospital’s past who you might think kidnapped her. I saw a lot of speculation online about Faison and Helena. We wanted something unexpected and something that would give us the most story. Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I talked a lot about it and came up with Duke Lavery, and we knew that Ian Buchanan was exiting Days of our Lives.  We did manage to sneak in one appearance and then we paused to work on the story and explain just why in the world would our beloved Duke Lavery keep Robin from Anna Devane.”

Carlivati went on to say about explaining where Duke has been for 22 years, “The audience will find out as Anna finds out.” Fans can look forward to the moment when Anna and Duke come face to face, Luke to re-enter the picture, and the entire mystery to unravel.  As Carlivati puts it, “It’s got a love triangle, it’s got a mysterious return, and it’s got the mystery of Robin in the mix, as well.  It’s a very big story!”

So soapers, are you excited about Duke’s return?  How do you think it will be explained that Duke is indeed alive and why he is holding Robin?  Are you into a Duke/Anna/Luke triangle?  Let us know!

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Kim
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Kim

CANNOT WAIT! And no triangles, please. Unless it’s mercifully short. Luke’s got NOTHING on Duke where Anna is concerned!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Exact. No triangles. Let dried up Luke go back to Tracy. I love Anthony, but he has nothing on Duke when it comes to Anna.

Avelina comes from Santorini Greece
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Avelina comes from Santorini Greece

I cant wait either. I stopped watching Days and Im hooked on GH. Ron Carlivati is an awesome writer and really cares about what audiences like. Frank Valentini is great as well. I wish them all the best.

Paula Kate Prince-Meserole
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Paula Kate Prince-Meserole

I am trusting RC to deliver an incredible story…..I have a feeling Gloria Monty would like what’s about to unfold.

Anne
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Anne

So excited for Duke’s return, but that better be the shortest-lived triangle in the history of triangles! I mean, come on, this is Duke and Anna we’re talking about. Luke can take a walk. Anyway, yayyyyyy for Duke!!!!!!

Beacon
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Beacon

Anna and Duke are the most popular GH supercouple after Luke and Laura. That kind of chemistry comes along once or twice in lifetime between actors. Duke did have a dark side, but the glamour & the sheer charisma between Ian and Finola became Gloria Monty’s passion and she gave them the room to make it special. Gloria envisioned Duke in the mould of Monty Clift and Ian just captured that spectacularly. Even the greatest movie star in Hollywood history, Greta Garbo, living out her final years in solitude was absolutely adoring of Anna and Duke on GH – you… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

The most powerful GH couple outside of Luke and Laura are Sonny and Brenda, AND and that goes for Daytime at large. Those two set the screen on fire. That is why Venessa Marcils return was met with such fan fare and the marketing that was spent on advertising to promoteh her return. They/ ABC wouldn’t do that for any soap star unless they had the FAN BASE behind it. Remember, ABC even ran ole clips OR shows on before Venessa’s return, and Soapnet ran a maronthone for a month. No one did anythng GRAND for Genie Frances first return… Read more »

Beacon
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Beacon

Obviously, you weren’t around in the late 80s. Brenda and Sonny are irrelevant next to Duke and Anna. They were Gloria Monty’s brainchild and they were iconic to the show. Don’t turn this into a war of the fanbases because you will lose. You’re stanning for two characters with little substance – a shrieking harpy and a belligerent mobster. Next to Anna and Duke, they are utterly outclassed.

MK
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MK

I stop comparing Sonny and Brenda to Luke and Laura years ago. Sonny got more deeper into the mob and Brenda was put in danger, while Luke got out of the Mob for Laura to keep her out of danger.

BOnnie
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BOnnie

what was that rant about?? Loved Anna with any of her partners, Robert, Duke and Luke. This should be an interesting storyline, much better then that last Jerry Jax fiasco!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Don’t turn this into a war of the fanbases because you will lose. 1love says: If you think I have time to trurn something into a war, regarding a soap opera, than you have TOO much time on your hands and need to get a REAL life. I stated my case and stated the FACTS. I was around in the 80’s and although Anna and Duke were popular, they were NOT as popular as Sonny and Brenda. This isn’t based on the my being a fan, but on the FACTS. There are people from other shows who have no idea… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Let’s just enjoy watching GH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aria
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Aria

No need to fight just because GH has an emberresment of riches, Luke & Laura Duke & Ana , Frisco & Felicia , sonny & Brenda , Robert & holly , ect plus other combination, it’s all good cause it’s all GH .

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

No fighting Aria. I state the facts and state them only, and therefore went and listed a source for anyone who questions. I’m about the facts, over being right. When you have the facts you can move forward in any situation in life.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Just in case you missed it from the Wikipedia (Supercouple) source:

” The article argued that this type of supercouple “… HAS NOT BEEN SEEN ON television in some time — if EVER”, and that, “along with the return of Luke and Laura after a decade-long absence”, it created a “second golden age” for soaps as “the daytime appointment television”.

Allison
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Allison

Just FYI, Wikipedia is nothing but public opinion. There is no basis, I.e., statistics, etc. to back up the story. ANYBODY can publish on Wikipedia. You might want to rethink your source.

Beacon
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Beacon

Claire Labine’s era was nothing but hackneyed sentiment. To hell with Sonny and Brenda. Now we’ve got our Duke and Anna back, prepare to see poetry in motion.

Elizabeth Lamphier Edgington
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Elizabeth Lamphier Edgington

I’ve watched SOAPS for 50 yrs., & I think Jason & Sam r the best couple ever! Luke & Laura had a nice big wedding, big deal! If Steve Burton didn’t leave, it would’ve been JaSam Forever<3! They would b another Edward & Lila, except for all Edwards kids from other women! Wish Rick & Leslie Webber were still on the show!

Andrew
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Andrew

Rick and Lesley Webber were the precursor to supercouple, and Denise Alexander was and is such a superb actress, thanks for referencing them. It sucks that they assassinated the character of Rick when he returned. And it was a waste that the character of Jeff Webber or maybe even sister, Terri Webber have never been brought back. Maybe Terri could come back and have a hostile takeover of the Floating Rib.

Tina
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Tina

who is duke?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

YES! YES! YES! SO looking forward to finding out where Duke has been all these years, WHY he has Robin and how he is going to win back Anna! I also think a triangle with them and Luke will be interesting. Watching their friendship grow and become more was fun and I hope it will continue! 🙂

Allison
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Allison

I just hope Robin comes back as well !’

jenny
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jenny

I am tickled pink with the “new” GH, the one that has been bringing back past favorites and showing respect to history. Like said I above, I too had my bets on Helena or Faison or both teaming up to kidnap Robin so imagine my surprise of Duke being behind it. I did though know of Ian Buchanan exiting DOOL, so when I saw him on screen, after the initial shock it all made sense. Now for the story itself-I am eager to see what unfolds and how the roads lead to Robin being returned to her family and what… Read more »

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Glad to see Duke & Anna back! Luke and Anna don’t have a lot of romantic history tho’ – don’t see much sense in a triangle unless Robert came back!

tim
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tim

Luke is my all time favorite soap character,but Anna and Duke should end up back together.

FormerABCFan
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FormerABCFan

I’m superexcited to see Duke & Anna back together again. FV and RC have made me a GH watcher again after a decade of non-viewing. Yea for DnA!!

Teri
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Teri

I can’t wait to watch this story unfold! Duke and Anna together again will be amazing!!! And the mystery of why Duke has Robin – I will be on the edge of my seat. As far as a triangle by adding Luke? I love Luke, but in this scenario I would much much rather see Robert in that triangle! I love Duke, Anna and Robert together! Luke and Anna as more than old friends and caper buddies has felt a bit off to me. I really reallllly hope they bring Tristan Rogers (Robert) back to really fill out this triangle!… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

TO ALL THOSE FAN’S OF THE PREVIOUS KRISTIANA. THIS KRISTIANA, ROCKS…….. MUCH MORE BELIEVABLE, AND GROWN UP FOR A TWENTY SOMETHING YEAR OLD FOR THIS ‘ PARTICULAR ‘ PART. GO GENERAL HOSPITAL AND THANK YOU FOR GIVING US A ” GROWNER UP ” KRISTIANA. YES, DUKE LAVERY WOULD BE THE BOMB BACK ON G.H. BUT HOW WOULD THE WRITER’S EXPLAIN THE RETURN OF THE OLD FACE. AIN’T THAT MUCH SKIN IN THE WORLD, lol TO CHANGE YOUR FACE, AND THEN…. CHANGE IT BACK TO THE OLE FACE. LOL. Maybe the writer’s won’t mention it, AFTER ALL , theyknow we know… Read more »

Gloria E
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Gloria E

I love what RC & FV have done with GH…BUT! Ian Bucanan looks really creepy now..I couldn’t wait for him to not be on DOL anymore..had started watching when AMC & OLTL were cancelled..maybe he could have some work done or something..he creeps me out now..I know he is older(then again so am I!) but so is Tristan Rogers..& he still looks good..he has aged gracefully..not sure if I am ready for a romance between Anna & Duke???

gloria
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gloria

You know I kind of thought the same thing. Yes, we are all getting older but . . I really got creeped out by Ian when he was on Days. Such an AWFUL character, I think that worked on me & now I can’t get into him & really don’t rem. much about him & Anna back in the day. I did switch over to CBS soaps during the 90s so I am not clear on their history except didn’t he used to wear kilts or something? I don’t think I really liked him, always loved Anna w/Robert & I… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

Welcome back Duke! I’d rather have Anna/Duke than Anna/Luke. FV and RC are doing GH proud!

susan M.
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susan M.

I like Anna/Robert the best…………

gloria
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gloria

FOR SURE, never got enough of them together.

Nancy
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Nancy

OMG how can I thank Ron and Frank for the happiness they have brought to my life. I was a very dark day when I lost the 2 shows I have watched for over 43 years. Now I can hardly wait everyday to see what is going to happen on GH. This is beyond doubt the best show on ABC or for that matter on every network. Thanks for the fun.

gloria
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gloria

Agree with you 100%. Somehow, this “revamped” GH fills a little of the awful void from the loss of AMC & OLTL. I cannot wait for GH every day, still getting used to the new time, don’t like it but I’d take it any time I could get it. LOVE GH.

Christy
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Christy

so he wanted an unexpected villian to have taken Robin? well I never ever thought of Duke as a villian, so yeah it was unexpected.

that is a very long time to be away from a show… have to see how fun it will be

Gayle
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Gayle

Guess I’m the only one here who was enjoying Anna and Luke. I’m looking forward to seeing the story play out, but I wasn’t that big of a fan of Duke. Loving GH even more these days though, and hope Laura returns also.

gloria
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gloria

Agree, Gayle. I really liked Anna & Luke & was hoping they could work it out. And I was not a big Duke fan either but I sure love GH & a Laura return would be fine with me. I also actually really enjoyed the character of Genevieve on Y&R. Thought Genie did a great job & should have had a better outcome-so much possibility there.

JR
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JR

Let me get this right: Duke has to explain to Anna why he’s been gone for 23+ years and why he has Robin, yet that’s not enough angst for the this SuperCouple? No triangle necessary and with all due respect to Luke, it’s clear that his short term friendship (they only briefly spent time together in 2008 before February) and split second roll in the hay with the Police Commish (which I found supremely lacking in sexual chemistry) is not enough to warrant her to look at him twice after she sees Duke again. (I predict it will be a… Read more »

Trammell
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Trammell

Don’t forget, Anna was also presumed dead for 10+ years? Until the Alex/Anna thing on AMC.

Trisha
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Trisha

While it may be wonderful to see some interest in Duke’s return story, it would be much more appreciated by many GH fans if Mr.Carlivati could focus more on keeping the GH characters ‘in’ character and true to their on screen histories so that what we watch actually makes sense. Ex: for the past 10 rs Sonny & Carly have been in each other’s lives, whether together or not, yet now suddenly they barely know each other, or speak, even about their children, one of which is off in school and just as suddenly Alexis has become Sonny’s new best… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Damn Trisha: You pointed out ‘ many a things ‘ I noticed, but thought maybe I was pre-judging the situation, based on 2 to 3 day viewership (I leave my tv on for ratings, rather I’m watching or not). I have noticed weeks now, that Carly hasn’t been in the spacae of Sonny as normal. It’s nice to see them not so involved in one anothers lives, but they’ve become almost strangers. And Kate, my God, she is all over the place- this is the second coming of Vicky/Nicki Buchanan on GH. However, I don’t agree that GH is producing… Read more »

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kay/kay

Trisha I agree this kate/connie story is just overkill. I grew tired of the jess/tess and yes nikki/vicki and I did not watch with duke&anna by the way robert was never weak enough to jump off a bridge just stupid they do not know the characters and i noticed they GH are losing viewers again.

janet
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janet

I had not watched the show in quite a while,then I heard JJ was returning.So dumb as I am,I returned.I agree with you they destroyed Lucky. First Liz,then Lucky. I liked Siobhan.then they killed her,not only killed her,but did it in such a way,I was appalled. when Johnny shot his father I was cheering. I am not even curious anymore how the stories will turn out . TPTB are not interested in talent. The two leading men,one stares into space like he doesn’t know how to engage his brain if he doesn’t have a gun in his hand, and the… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I prefer Viki/Niki to the Kate/Connie ….I don’t think it is a second coming of Viki/Niki……..I disagree on this one coment…Erika Slezak did this the best in my book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Didjanoit
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Didjanoit

@Trisha I agree with you about the character’s relationships being ignored/changed. But espcially agree about the shallow storylines. It seems that nothing is supposed to be taken seriously on GH anymore. Not rape, mental illness, baby switches, etc., all being treated as a joke. I also agree with Janet’s assessment about being bored. I’m bored for different reasons, but bored all the same.

susan M.
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susan M.

I “m not bored with GH stories …………..I have been watching GH since OLTL was cancelled. I like GH now than a few years ago… When all those mobster/gangster stories were going on.. That’s one of the main reasons I stopped watching….But now I like watching GH now & will continue to watch…It’s a soap opera & made up stories and for entertainment…

julesy
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julesy

i cut my soap teeth on duke and anna back in the day! i cannot believe i get to see them again…they were THE BEST. finola hughes and ian buchanan were magic together. they are bringing me back to GH. i cannot wait for monday and beyond!

susan M.
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susan M.

Anna/Robert for me..

Ella
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Ella

I’m so excited for Duke’s return. He and Anna are made for each other. As for Luke, he is great with Tracy but I would really like to see Laura come back, not as a victim but with an edge this time around. Luke and Laura, the original super couple. Add them to the Duke/Anna adventure.

SZima
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SZima

I wasn’t watching GH when Duke was on, so no history there. I really only know Ian Buchanan from his short stints on AMC and DOOL…neither of which characters I liked. So, I hope I can start liking him as Duke, but that one scene back in August doesn’t bode well for that. He still looked like a scumbag!

Gloknows best
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Gloknows best

Thank you Trisha, your comment mirrors many a long time viewers thoughts on this “soap writing genius” with one slaughtered show under his belt already!

Didjanoit
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Didjanoit

I agree, although I don’t give RC all the blame for OLTL being cancelled. Just like I don’t blame Guza for everything that happened to GH, especially the actors that were let go and that he had to write out! I am a fan of Guza’s writing for GH, so I didn’t tune out during the last decade or so like some did. I liked different aspects of every GH writer over the past four decades, except for RC.

janet
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janet

I was never a duke fan,Except when Greg Beecroft played him,and they killed him off then. I know exactly why Duke has Robin. I just don’t know what exactly they did to her,or why. I think Robin went to Duke*although I don’t know how she found out her was still alive. * She went to him because she thought she was dying,She didn’t want Patrick and Emma to see her die.So they blew her up in front of Patrick ? Makes no sense to me. I like Patrick,and if Kim wanted to leave,fine He shouldn’t have to lose his job.… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Janet, I have to agree. Although, I liked Anna and Duke in their day, what most GH fans would like is to see Anna with Robert, and to see them as a family WITH their daughter (momentarally) since she is alive. Then let Kimberly go on with her life since she has chose to leave the show. But to get to see Anna with Robert, and Robin as a family for a period of time would be wonderful and the fans would LOVE it.

susan M.
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susan M.

Never liked Duke with Anna …….Even all those years ago…I alway’s liked Anna with Robert…Duke was never a favorite of mine all those years ago…..I liked Sean donnelly , Tiffany, Anna & Robert, Bobbie Spencer,Luke & Laura ,The Webbers..Never cared for Duke………………………..I hope Robert comes back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew
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Andrew

Well, I’M a long time viewer – since the mid 70s. Found the show impossible to watch since about 2000 when the mob was on every day. Drama? What drama? Who Jason was going to kill today? And Guza killed any halfway decent person in the cast except Robin (Tony, Emily, Alan, AJ.. and probably would have done in Laura too given the chance – as it was she became a wig on a stick for a few years). He marginalized the Quartermaines and wrote pure unadulterated crap for Brenda fans (what WAS that last return all about?) and then… Read more »

BarbT
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BarbT

Andrew, I agree with you. I too have been a long time viewer, since the 60’s with Mom. My favorite time was course with Luke and Laura, Anna, Robert, Holly, Frisco, Felecia, Donnelly and Elsie (LOL). Anyway, my point is the Mob stuff always got on my nerves. I hated the way it took over GH and the only time it was needed was when the were hurt. I’ve always disliked the character of Brenda, she was so whinny, and frankly I hope she doesn’t return. I think Carly and Sonny make a much more interesting couple. Just my 2… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Left you a few messages. Glad to see that you are ok, and STILL on line. Didn’t know what you ALWAYS…….. diskliked the character of Brenda. No one is as whinny as Felicia. Brenda wasn’t always whinny, just this time. Anyone, ok, your still alive and doing ok.

susan M.
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susan M.

Correct the key is keep watching !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yes we have our favorites…

Trammell
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Trammell

I would like to see much less Corinthos stuff, loved Sonny and Brenda back in the “left crying in the rain days” — as for Guza and Jill, glad they are gone! They screwed up GH for a decade, totally adrift.

susan M.
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susan M.

I liked Frisco & Felicia…Never thought of her as whinny…Or Brenda….That’s my own opinion……….

Wendy
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Wendy

Week after week I hope for a story to excite me and week after week I’m disappointed. Don’t get me wrong I love GH and have watched religiously since 1988 but GH hasn’t excited me since early 2000. Now I can FINALLY say I have a story to look forward to!!!! I’m so exited and can’t wait to see Duke’s return!!! I’m still holding out hope for the rebuilding of the Quartermaines and I need a couple to care about. The last couple I was obsessed with was Sonny and Brenda! I hope Vanessa will come back so that RC… Read more »

Trammell
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Trammell

“I’m still holding out hope for the rebuilding of the Quartermaines and I need a couple to care about. The last couple I was obsessed with was Sonny and Brenda!” YES YES! Especially the Q’s. GH doesn’t have the equivalent of The Buchanans anymore, and I miss it. Also, more Cassadines, but make it big! And Laura!

Liz
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Liz

This just keeps getting better and better. To have that triangle going on will be one for the books! We all want Luke to get back to the “good old days” of looking for and solving the mystery that’s lurking behind the curtain. We love Duke Lavery and to think he’s gone to the dark side might be just a tease. How will GH do it?? I thought Jerry Jax was behind Robin disappearing with Dr. Ewan?? Are they going to tie it all up in a bow for us?? Can’t wait to watch…that’s why you keep winning that Daytime… Read more »

Tonja Walker
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Tonja Walker

Maybe Olivia is not really dead… or has a twin… mmmmm No matter what we are lucky to see Ian again!

Trammell
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Trammell

I love GH lately, just better and better and better. They are saving the genre, and the OLTL fold-ins just make it better. Awesome.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gloria
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gloria

Me too! There is balance now between mob/hospital/humor/love stories-it is just GREAT, must see TV every single day. We are seeing more variety. Love it all. At first I did not like this Kate at all but suddenly one day, I started really liking her. When she narrows her eyes & turns into Connie, I just love it & Connie is SO FUNNY. And Olivia w/Connie/Kate is so funny too. I also loved the chemistry between Joe Scully, Jr. & Tracy but I guess that is over, can’t see a way out of Joe’s behavior (trying to kill poor Christina,… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

You said you like spinelli’s new girl……….But what about Maxie??? She admitted to LuLu she is in love with Spinelli & isn’t afraid of her feelings for him anymore….I think she will tell Spinelli how she feels……………She might prove her love by taking off her wedding band………….Gloria, what do you think about this?????????

The Professor
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The Professor

I’m a long time GH viewer and believe the show has the potential to be as big as it was in its hey day (the 80’s). I believe the key ingrediant is giving the fans what they want (you can tease, but in the end, feed the fans). I give you 5 storylines that I believe would be must watch television. 1) Duke has recreated himself and wields real power (political and financial) and this collides with Sonny’s idea of power (illegal/Mafia). Side bar- Duke sees in Sonny what he would have been if he hadn’t left the mob influence.… Read more »

The Professor
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The Professor

Ooops! I forgot one person…

Anna would of course be one of the folks who stay.

Trammell
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Trammell

Mine is (broadly) this: Rebuild the Q’s. Reduce Corinthos. Move Alexis back to Cassadine status. Make it MATTER. More Cassadines. Laura. Lucy Coe. I want Dorian and Vicki! And, can you imagine the reunion of Frisco and Felicia, Anna and Duke and Luke and YES Laura in one one big dramatic storyline? I pray for this day. With Cassadines, a bunch of effin Cassadines. Maybe Dorian and Vicki would buy the Q Mansion from Monica, because Llanview fell into the underground city of Eterna, but they escaped: (with possibly, in the future, all the main characters of course) — the… Read more »

Trammell
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Trammell

OMG!!!! What if Susan Lucci played a Cassadine?

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

I love Susan, but I get the feeling that Susan is ABOVE doing any more (daytime) soaps opera’s.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Excellente. Surprised that you would have Johnny and Spinella, to go. I can see Maxie, and maybe Olivia (although she is good with Steve Reeves to give them ” some kind ” of storyline. Spinella should stay because he brings a different kind chaacter to the show, and industry at large. He’s good for conducting nerdy investagation as a technology spy. He brings allot to the show, just being DIFFERENT. Star can go. Maxie, Felicia, really isn’t needed, ole whinny voice. Mac can join Shawn/ Alexis with Anna and Luke to search fr TJ and Molly.

Trammell
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Trammell

Sort of to Susan M. and all GH fans: I want Dorian and Vicki! And, can you imagine the reunion of Frisco and Felicia, Anna and Duke and Luke and YES Laura in one one big dramatic storyline? I pray for this day. With Cassadines, a bunch of effin Cassadines.

Trammell
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Trammell

Rebuild the Q’s. Reduce Corinthos. Move Alex back to Cassadine status. Make it MATTER. More Cassadines. Laura. Lucy Coe. 😉

Trammell
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Trammell

(I must admit, the Tracy and Monica fight recently was one of the BEST moments in months, and with so many good moments lately, wow)

Trammell
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Trammell

Maybe Dorian and Vicki would buy the Q Mansion from Monica, because Llanview fell into the underground city of Eterna, but they escaped: (with possibly, in the future, all the main characters of course) — the thought of Vicki and Dorian and Monica and Tracy fighting in Q Manor makes me laugh harder than you can imagine. I would love that.

susan M.
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susan M.

I like Viki & Dorian………..I would like to see them on GH….Especially Viki (Erika Slezak)……….She is and alway’s will be my all around favorite of OLTL !!!!!!!!! I miss her a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arlene shainkowitz
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arlene shainkowitz

One of the best story events ever! Only by. Of the best writers in the soap opera industry!ei

arlene shainkowitz
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arlene shainkowitz

Best story line ever! By one of the best writers in soap opera era!

Dale
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Dale

Its not even a debate its crazy talk Luke and Laura were 80s GH and late 80s to 92 it was Robert and Anna Scorpio there wasn’t much of Duke and Anna it lasted a short time and Anna always had Robert in her life to help her out Duke was a loser then and still is one now. I don’t understand why anyone would want a Loser like Duke with Anna really when you consider her own words in 90s that Robert was the love of her life really are we changing history again and again with a PEN!

Dale
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Dale

Also one more comment bring back TR how can we have Robin being held bye Duke and not have Robert Scorpio all over his @@@ like always he would always know Duke was dirty and up and over his head in the MOB!

maxine
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maxine

No i;m not into the Duke/Anna/Luke triangle.

janet
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janet

We need the GH that is actually a soap opera. Love in the afternoon. the businesses that keep the families with a life. we need a group of college kids.We need a little family drama. And we do not need the mob. W do not need characters breaking the law and getting away with it. Unless we are eventually going to see them go to jail. I have had enough of Scummy. When he trys to make it sound like he was the better father for michaelI want to see Michael notice the scars he has from bullet wounds. he… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

I don’t know where y’all are coming from but from where I’m coming from, nobody ever liked Duke and Anna as a couple, nor did anyone care for Sonny and Brenda. in fact people didn’t like the Duke Lavery character at all, and have never liked Sonny as a character either, and wish he would leave the show. everyone is in complete agreement that General Hospital has gone down hill ever since they made Sonny a main character and a focal point of the show. People still don’t like Duke and hope his current return is a short one. to… Read more »

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nancy dillingham

Now I’m looking for the return of Laura (Genie Francis) to CARRY HER DAUGHTER LULU’S BABY. Are you listening, Mr. C?

janet
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janet

Ok for now I have no complaints. The show is on an upward turn..A lot of the characters are welcome back. The Q’s have come out of hiding. The hospital is up and running,and the fans on the whole seem happy. I have actually been watching in real time and enjoying it.Did I say that? When the nurses ball returns,Lucy should stay. Robert needs to rescue Anna. we need them together. Sam doesn’t believe jason’s dead. fine let her go off off screen to find him. I never want to see any of the mob,molls or mouthpieces again. They ate… Read more »

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General Hospital Shifts Production Restart Date

On Friday, ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital has now determined to push back their production restart date given the escalating number of cases of the coronavirus as the pandemic has worsened in Los Angles County.

According to Deadline: “GH is now targeting the week of July 20 to resume taping. The situation remains fluid as new infections have been soaring in Los Angeles.”

General Hospital was previously eyeing a return to production this coming Monday on July 13th, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw a spike in numbers.

While GH is pushing itself back another week, The Young and the Restless is at this moment preparing to start taping new episodes beginning on Tuesday, July 14th.

B&B is already back in production and Days of our Lives is now targeting a September 1st restart.

So, glad that GH is holding off a little bit longer to ensure safety first for all involved from cast, and crew? Comment below.

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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