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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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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 ..

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Cameron Mathison Shares He Will Make Summer Debut On GH and Says: “Incredibly Grateful to Frank Valentini and the Writers at GH for Including Me on Such an Iconic Show”

Longtime All My Children favorite and current co-host of Hallmark’s Home & Family, Cameron Mathison, took to his Instagram account on Friday to share his enthusiasm and excitement for what’s to come this summer when he joins ABC’s General Hospital.

No word yet as to what role Mathison will play – and whether it will indeed be Pine Valley’s Ryan Lavery, a new character, or a recast character from the past such as how Kim Delaney took over the role of Jackie Templeton, who has not been seen on the canvas for decades since Demi Moore made that role soap-famous.

In his post today, Cameron expressed thanks to GH EP Frank Valentini and the writing team,  noting: “Almost 10 years after All My Children went off the air I am so excited to be joining General Hospital this summer! I was a member of the abc family for over 15 years and soon I’ll be back: Incredibly grateful to Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me on such an iconic show I feel like a kid on Christmas, as I’ll also continue making Hallmark movies and continue to be part of that family as well😀🙏🏼 So so excited… thank you!!!! (More details to come😉)”

So, who do you think Cameron will play once he hits Port Charles?  Let us know and make sure to take our poll below on how you want Mathison to be integrated into the story as Ryan, a new character or a recast character blast from the past? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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