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GH’s Michael Easton and Finola Hughes Deliver the ‘Power Performances of the Week’

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It was an emotional week of episodes on General Hospital as the double-wedding of Finn (Michael Easton) and Anna (Finola Hughes), and Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) took a double nose-dive.

Each installment left us wondering if either couple would actually get hitched, but when Finn and Anna were the first to combust and not Peter and Maxie, it set the stage for two beloved soap veterans to once again, remind us all, why they are always at the top of the game when required to play high drama that tugs at the heartstrings.

In story, Finn is gut-punched, (and no one can play that better than Michael Easton), when Anna reveals that she knew that Peter was not her biological son and had done all the horrific deeds he has been hiding, in an effort to stop Maxie from marrying Peter.  When Finn realizes Anna confided in Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), and they were working together to bring Peter down it was too much for him to take.

Finn walks out on their wedding.  Alone and with tears welling up in his eyes, Finn feels his chance at love is dashed again.  Add to the fact, he has DNA results to prove if he is Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father and not his brother, or not, and the guy has been through the wringer of late.

As for Anna, she has literally imploded her own life, while trying to save others, after realizing the error of her ways; constantly putting her faith in Peter.  When she comes to visit Finn, she knows no matter what she says to Finn it looks bad.  She sees how she has hurt him, and hopes they can still repair their now fractured relationship, but she has to stop Peter and help her God-daughter, Maxie from making the biggest mistake of her life, so she leaves him to go back to the scene of the double-wedding.

Later in the week, Anna shares a heartfelt scene with her ex Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), whom she knows she can have an honest conversation knowing her life of espionage and their shared history.  Meanwhile, Jackie (Kim Delaney) and Finn’s pull is there as well, as it appears Jackie’s attraction to Finn still remains all these years later when he visits her shortly after being blindsided by Anna at the nuptials.

Throughout the week, Easton and Hughes played all the nuances of their character’s emotional life, as the audience witnessed which just might be the end of the line for Finn and Anna.

For all of these reasons and more, Michael Fairman TV names Michael and Finola’s work, The Power Performances of the Week.

So, let us know, what did you think of what happened to Finn and Anna? The double-wedding fiasco? Did you enjoy Michael and Finola’s scenes? Comment below.

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Mary
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Mary

Love both actors, was hoping for a happy ending but it like it is not meant to be.
Maybe back to the exes Anna and Robert and Finn and Hayden.

Rodd
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Rodd

I absolutely agree, they gave power-house performances. However, I DO hope that they can find their way back together. I’m totally rooting for them.

Steve
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Steve

Good performances indeed. Honorable mentions to:

Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) best line: “this wedding makes me nauseous” speaking for many fans.

Jophielle Love (Violet) cutest line: “uh oh” totally unexpected and a great moment of levity.

John J York (Mac) for delivering a well earned punch

And finally

Tristan Rogers for speaking the truth

Louie Y
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Louie Y

Those scenes were so good as were the episodes they were in. I hope eventually Ana and Robert work their way back to each other.

Lizzie
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Lizzie

Yes!!!

Jeanne
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Jeanne

I used to want Robert and Anna to get back together but after the way Anna has treated Robert I am still processing the fact that Anna told Robert b ert that Duke was the love of her life not Robert. However I did like thee scene with Robert and Anna the day of the revelation of peters true nature, but don’t like the pairing of finn and Anna valentine is much better.. would like to see Robert and Holly orr Olivia

A moody
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A moody

You still need better writers. Especially if you are going to bring back Neil. REALLY!!

Carrie
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Carrie

Time to bring Hayden back.

Vicki
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Vicki

I love both of these two actors as well as their characters! I’m hoping they can repair their relationship!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh boy, I know I’m gonna get some backlash here but… I like both these performers but I don’t like Anna & Finn as a couple. I don’t feel any passion whatsoever and see even less in common. Anna seems subdued to the point of catatonia around Finn. To me, Chase is the only one who brings some life out of his bro/dad (?) Chase is so cute when he’s teasing Finn, whereas Finn seems too nonchalant with Anna. Just my opinion. That said, this was a terrific week for GH. The Nina debacle with Wiley was also excellent. What… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Soaphound
I agree. This Nina thing is really in my opinion, so Willow will see the heart necklace and say, oh, where did you get that? I’ve been looking all over for it, etc, etc. Also, poor little Wiley can’t put two words together and we are to think he said,Oh Grandma, how are we related?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Good one, Violet. I had the same idea… when Wiley “expressed his concern” about his parentage, how EXACTLY did he phrase that? They act like he was reading “DNA Test Results for Toddlers”!

Lois hayes
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Lois hayes

I feel the writers let no one be happy for any length of time, I wish they would let just one couple survive and be happy !

MARYANN 'GRANNY
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MARYANN 'GRANNY

I don’t understand whT MAKES FINN THINK HE IS SO INNOCENT,HE MAY BE HIS BROTHERS FATHER ISTEAD OF HIS BROTHER ,AND HE BLAMES ANNA FOR NOT TELL HIM ABOUT PETER,ONE IS AS GUILTY AS THE OTHER,and I believe ANNA and Finn make a great couple and should get married

Violet Lemm
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I guess I see things a little differently. Finn was keeping the secret that he MIGHT be Chase’s father, so as to protect his family. Anna, on the other hand was protecting only Peter, despite everyone else’s feelings that he was bad. She also felt guilty thinking he was hers and had let him be given to his father. I also see no chemistry between Finn and Anna, nothing, also nothing in common.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Total agreement, Violet. The only good thing that MAY come out of this is the chance for Chase/Josh to have some strong material. Lately he’s just supporting everyone else…though he sure looks great doing it! And Anna already demanding instant forgiveness from Maxie is laughable.

Christy
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Christy

I really hope its not finito for Fin and Finn (Finola and Hamilton Finn!). How many lies has Finn told and kept secrets from his dad and brother(?) and he knew about the blood tests that Anna had done about Peter after he said something about the arthritis… he knew Peter wasn’t her son, but it seemed like he was saying he didn’t know at the wedding.

Celia
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Celia

Anna and Finn: The odd couple. Another odd pairing is Finn and Gregory—Finn looks like he could be Gregory’s father. Gregory is so hot!! Anna and Finn: No spark. No passion. No come hither, baby!! Anna cannot compare to Hayden. No sex appeal!! It is said that women are the best judges of other women. Perhaps it’s because she gets on my nerves. I don’t know…. Finn was at his ‘highest’ with Hayden. He came alive. I credit Rebecca for that. The writers used Anna as a patsy with the Faison-Helena-Peter imbroglio—–she was at their mercy —a convenience. Such a… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Anna with Finn turns my stomach..
Anna has a daughter Finns age and a grandaughter Finn
could date–
The worst pairing of a couple, ever..
No wig and excessive facelift can hide the age facts..
I hope they break-up..
Grandma and Finn are not cool.. LOL
0ooh well, as for the wig, they both have/wear em ..

Evelyn Pena
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Evelyn Pena

Bring back Finn and Anna Together Again.

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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