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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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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.

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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