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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 Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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