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Grab Your Hankies! Was This John Ingle's Last Scenes as GH'S Edward Q? Watch the Video!

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When we ran our interview with Jane Elliot (Tracy) last week, and teased what General Hospital executive producer, Frank Valentini said in Soap Opera Digest about the return of John Ingle as Edward Quartermaine for a key scene on today’s episode of the ABC soap, we expected some heart-tugging moments, and boy, did GH deliver!

In what could be the ailing Ingle’s last appearance on GH,  series head writer, Ron Carlivati tweeted, ” Don’t miss the return of the one and only #johningle AKA Edward Quartermaine today on General Hospital!”  The scribe also tweeted an image from the episode here! pic.twitter.com/tpl9BWvo

However after the episode aired, Carlivati took to twitter again and stated, “Okay, who cried when Edward Q gave Patrick & Emma the thumbs up today on General Hospital? I’m man enough to admit I did!”

The scenes in question involved the amazing Jason Thompson, Jane Elliot, Leslie Charleson, as Patrick, Tracy, and Monica,  and of course there was little Emma, who along with Edward, were integral to the hankie-filled moments.

After the jump, watch today’s emotional scene from General Hospital with John Ingle and let us know your thoughts!

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leena
leena

I don’t watch the soaps anymore since OLTL was cancelled. But when I saw this article pop up on facebook I had to take look. I love JOhn ENgle, he reminds me of my own grandfather. Makes me so sad to see him so frail. Wishing him all the best. Soaps brought joy to my life from my childhood, so to see them end and to see my favorite characters leave reminds me of the years passing me by.

God bless him!

Heather-Marie Love Bold & GH
Heather-Marie Love Bold & GH

heather-marie here. i think i cry both eyes drench on my pillow,laying back relax at night watching on soapnet,and daytime at 3 eastern,regular time,and i am still crying again seeing this morning before work again,on soapnet,for him to RARELY SPEAK that prove 2 me,i think he is maybe more ill then we believe. i feel sad,but i know he will be at peace,in heaven by his beloved real life wife,and him and LILA had the BEST relationship,for the older couples/seniors,and i will forever remember him with smiles nothing less.go wipe the rest of my tears now,head to work to enjoy our day because life really is just TEmpoRary,have to be like JOHN INGLE make it count,EACH LIVING DAY,he is so cool,so sweet,great actor,in many other shows,movies,and i will ALWAYS smile when i think of him,even if i cry again if he shall pass soon,i hope he live but i hear otherwise,and thank you for advising us of this Michael Fairman Love your blog and site,bye now.from heather marie.

Phil
Phil

You don’t know what you are missing. The dream team has done it again at GH! I liked FV and RC alot at OLTL, but loving them at GH, and I being a former GL fan didn’t watch and vowed never to watch GH! The show is simply incredible

Sheila
Sheila

John’s appearance on that show was the most emotionally stirring moment, I have seen, on any soap, in many years!

General Hospital is truly coming back! It was a long time coming.

God Bess John Ingle.

Andrew
Andrew

WOW, could not be more poignant. And that is Edward, and John Ingle has been a great Edward over the years.

Leticia
Leticia

It was so nice to see John Ingle on GH today.  It felt bitter sweet to me. John’s character has been a hughe part of General Hospital’s history.   My hats off to everyone that has contribute to making General Hospital THE BEST show on ABC.  

Leticia
Leticia

Please fix my typo Huge.

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

Loved this scene and love what Jason Thompson had to say about it on Twitter.
He said when he looked at John Ingle he was not acting –his expression was real life and you could see the emotion on his face. BEST SCENE EVER. Little Emma was adorable when she asked if they would get to see Mommy. Congrats to GH for more must see TV. Thanks

Eva
Eva

I CRIED LIKE A BABY SO FREAKING SOBBING!!! AMAZING WORK BY PATRICK THE LITTLE GIRL AND EDWARD *SIGHS*

Scott
Scott

He’s definitely on his way out. The poor mam is not what he used to be. 🙁 I’ll miss him dearly, though!

susan M.
susan M.

He looked very frail…………

Scoobydum
Scoobydum

Such a classy moment. Well written and impeccably acted. This is an example of what Soaps can do best.

Bethy
Bethy

I adore John Ingle and it breaks my heart to think of General Hospital without him. He brought a warmth and comforting presence to GH. He is like the grandfather I never had. *sob*!

dg
dg

They played the emotional angle really well. And it had great impact. If John is retiring I will miss him. But unfortunately none of this makes up for the shameful way the quartermaines and all the other older,established vets have been treated on this show.
As a 42 yr viewer this isnt enough to make me forget that over the last 12 yrs or so the core families and history have been gutted from this show.
It started with the Guza/Phelps regime when they decided to worship Maurice Bernard and the Sonny character.
The Quartermaine’s were killed off and those characters that remained were written horribly like Billy Warlock’s AJ. It was all done to exalt Sonny and to turn the show into a Sopranosesque serial.
Under Cartini the Qs have remained nothing but older window dressing. They have no significant story, their history is not mined and there have been no new younger generation of this core family written back into the show. Cartini have done nothing but give us lip service where they are concerned. They rehired Leslie Charleson and we see her once in a blue moon. Instead of writing a new younger generation of Qs ( perhaps cousins or whatever) they continue to harangue us with talentless younger actors playing Sonny’s children ( hello new Christina) and the children of his never ending stream of insipid enemies (paging Trey, the son of Joe Skully Jr.)
I cant let Cartini off the hook for ignoring the Qs just like the Guza regime. It obvious that their true allegiance lies with their one life to live actors, and truly expounding on GH history is not a priority for them.
I wish our beloved John Ingle peace and prosperity for the rest of his days upon this earth.

Beth
Beth

OK…. here we go. CARLIVATI is in the process of returning GH to his heyday. I posted on here yesterday I believe, the GH of today, is more like Gloria Monty’s GH than anytime since she left. It is not going to happen overnight. I have the patience to watch what transpires…I do not want to see GH go the way of OLTO. Already there have been returns of the past, both storylines and characters. JMO… Also, my anniversary will be April 1, fifty years ago I started watching.

Beth
Beth

As I replied during the night, it was a short answer. For those that have watched since day one, we have seen so many ups and downs with GH. I recall in the late 70’s “Luke” got so much hate from a certain group because it was called the Luke and Laura show., Everyone cannot be happy all the time. Guza and Phelps killed the Qs. But then again, did they really, as Jason is in fact a Quartermaine. EVERYONE has a right to their favorites and those they could so without. That being said, as Maurice B said last week, the new “in command” have returned the show to an ensemble show. This from the person that the show had been focused on for years. In the interview he did state that it was great; as far as he was concerned. If in fact the show was so darn awful, why did it again win the Emmy. The show has won more that any othr show. All the neysayers need to sit back and watch. I have been on this ride since day one, and I can tell you that Gloria Monty is in heaven with a huge smile right now. GM saved GH in the late 70’s as FV/RC has in 2012. Just sit back and enjoy.

J.R.
J.R.

AMEN to every word of your post!

Lynn A
Lynn A

Oh please! The new regime has had nothing to do with the decimation of the Q’s! They are doing a wonderful job bringing GH back to where it once was! This is the summer, which means the teenagers get big stories so the show can hopefully gain new viewers for generations to come! Yes it was the Sonny show for many years, but many great storylines have come from all of that! Please don’t forget! It wasn’t just Sonny all the time! If we didn’t have Sonny, we wouldn’t have Alexis, Carly still in the mix as she is, wouldn’t have Kate, Olivia, Dante, the list goes on and on! Stop your bitching and enjoy the fact that we still have our GH!!

kay/kay
kay/kay

Right on dg right on!

Christine
Christine

I read about this on another site. Boy does he look thin. He reminds me of my deceased grandpa with that hat on. 🙂

I sure hope it is not the last we see of him. It must be so hard for him at 84 and having had his wife pass away earlier this year. What an amazing man and career he has had.

rose
rose

Seeing John Ingle, et all ,during this scene was wonderful and heartwarming. Hoping he is feeling better soon, and that we won’t be losing him for long. Besides, GH needs Edward and Monica.

susan M.
susan M.

So true………………………………….

anita
anita

It was a perfect episode, yes, I cried.

su0000
su0000

Wonderful scene.. It was very heartfelt..
GH has become so awesome with so many emotions.
There are tears, laughs, thrills, surprises and heartfelt touching moments / true soap writing/story telling, a mixture of lives and happenings..
All presented with great suspense that keeps me on the edge.
John Ingle, while retired, will live on. He has brought us many years of greatness.

aria
aria

i miss him hope he can appear more often.

MK
MK

then on the GH Facebook page, someone said that Ingle died already. Hello he still lives. step back!

But if this his last scene it goes back to the final scene of Steve Hardy, he looked so frail and thin with a raspy voice. It was with Sarah Brown’s Carly. Ruby’s last scene was with Bobbie and Kelly’s and she looked bloated and only a had a few lines. Mary Mae’s final scene was brief and her voice was raspy. A few months before she talked to Stone about Death and was memorable.

Gail
Gail

I thought the same when Edward was on today. Tracy needed to hear those words from him and GG
needed for him to be a hero once again. THANK YOU John Engle for superb acting. You carried out your “wizardrey “this from the start. God Bless you! !!!

Ray
Ray

I cried….

susan M.
susan M.

Heart-warming !!!!!!!!!!!! This is the GH I like & remember!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

heidi
heidi

Well done by all! So very touching! Love them all!

John Ingle is a trooper and a very talented actor and I hope this isn’t the last we see of him. He has had a very tough year and I wish him the best!!!

John, Jane, Jason, Leslie and little Emma were fantastic!!! Thank you for a great episode… they have all been great lately… but this one was truly exceptional!!!

Please keep GH on for another 50 years!

susan M.
susan M.

I second that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ethel
ethel

those scenes where just phenomenal & tugged at my heart so hard……yes i cried & i am crying now watching it again……….. as a viewer since 1963 there are not too many scenes that have affected me like this!

David Larsson
David Larsson

I was in tears when I watched these scenes. Heartbreaking. Brilliant performances by all involved. I do hope John Ingle gets better soon. GH can’t lose another Quartermaine.

Sandy
Sandy

I cried seeing John Ingle’s scene and I must admit I teared up just reading this article. Truly great scenes.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

I just love John Ingle and his greatest character,EQ that we all love him so much.. I didn’t know he was there for last time.. I almost cried from Soapnet(I was gone all day long with my family,sorry,ppl.. 🙁 ) also I pray for real life person,Jerry Lawler who just recently heart attack from RAW from other night.. I feel so deeply in my heart to John Ingle and Jerry Lawler. I love them dearly as great people.

Paula Kate Prince-Meserole
Paula Kate Prince-Meserole

Praying for you Dearest John Ingle.

Susan
Susan

Michael

John Ingle scenes yesterday were great. You missed Tracy’s monologue at the end about Edward joining his beloved Lila in heaven.

Type in Patrick Drake 9-11-12

Iakovos
Iakovos

Mr,. Ingle is a trooper and immensely taltented. What he tells in such few words and motions! It will be sad to see Edward go whern that time comes, and I hope GH marks that occasion and allows us to grieve the loss and to celebrate Mr. Ingle’s contributions.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Hoping John Ingle’s health improves. I love his portrayal of Edward. Great scenes and an awesome episode all around.

Thoughts and prayers for Mr. Ingle. His body of work has certainly left his fans hoping for more.

susan M.
susan M.

I agree…………

Lisa Lindsey
Lisa Lindsey

I can’t stop thinking about John Ingle… Edward has been one of my very favorite characters for so many years. The way he comes off so ornery, but really has a soft and loving heart. I’ll miss how he calls the women he cares about “Dear” and how he always kept the people we’ve lost with us. He always spoke of Lila and her roses, Emily and their memories, Allan, even old Jason. He had a love of family and wanted to so badly to keep the Quartermaine’s together… No matter how ch they fought. What’s Thanksgiving on GH without Edward and pizza? I’m so very sad…

susan M.
susan M.

I hope his heath improves.. I wish him all the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The backbone of GH…

Christy
Christy

I hope that wasn’t the very last to see him… my DVD didn’t record that day, but I did get to see it on TV at work fortunately!

Cindi
Cindi

This sequence remains one of the most profoundly touching things I have ever seen – anywhere. Not just on daytime TV. I will miss seeing John Engle tremendously, but know he is with his wife now, and Edward and Lila are up in the stars, together, where they belong. RIP John, you are TERRIBLY missed down here.

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