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Gregory Harrison Has High Praise for His GH Co-Stars; Reveals One Regret in Getting Killed-Off

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It’s hard to believe that Gregory Harrison actually spent three years on General Hospital as Gregory Chase, the father of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase (Josh Swickard). The accomplished television and film star brought his A-game to the daytime drama series during his time in Port Charles.

Over the last few weeks of GH airshows, viewers and Gregory’s on-screen family have been mourning the loss of the character who succumbed to complications from ALS, to which there is no cure.

Harrison, known for his roles on Trapper John M.D, and Falcon Crest, spoke very highly of his time on a daytime soap opera and had nothing but positive things to say about his experience when speaking with Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH) and Steve Burton (Jason, GH) on the latest episode of their Daily Drama Podcast on You Tube.

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When talking about his GH co-stars, Harrison shared, “Michael Easton was just fabulous to me from day one and easy to work with and so committed and so open to anything. I just love Michael and Josh was the same for me.”

He continued, “Then to to be able to play with with Nancy Grahn (Alexis) and all of that. She was great and so much fun, and you know she comes in and and it’s like riding a bucking bronco.”

Harrison added about sharing scenes with Grahn, “You just don’t know what she’s going to bring and she’s full of surprises which I loved, because I’m willing to play sure and and I’m willing to change my plan, and you have to with Nancy. You have too in a really good way.”

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However, it was recounting working with beloved GH veteran Jane Elliot (Tracy), where Gregory revealed the one thing he wishes he was able to do and that was share more screen time with Jane.

Gregory stated, “They put me with Jane Elliot for the last six months or so. We got to play and flirt and and if there’s anything I regret about them killing me off as fast as they did is that there was this relationship growing between Gregory and Tracy.”

“I mean the days that I had scenes with Jane I was so excited to roll out of bed and go into work,” Harrison said. “I never knew what Jane was going to bring, but I knew it was going to be incredible and she’s amazing. She’s a force of nature. If she called me to do anything I would say ‘I’ll work with you on anything Jane,’ because she blew me away every single day I worked with her.”

So, did you love Gregory and Tracy together on GH? Would you like to have seen the show not kill-off the character for a little while longer? Comment below.

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Tracy could have a dream sequence relationship with Gregory, or bring him back as Chase family relative.

Mistake killing him off so soon he and Jane were great together.

his chemistry with Michael, and josh. and Jane and Nancy was great see.

I was so looking forward to Tracy having a love interest. Her and Gregory were fun together. I’ve also loved to see Tracy’s softer side.

Agree

The whole diagnosis was a mistake; they should never have done this story and should have kept Gregory Harrison on as long as possible. What a loss for the show…

“Then to to be able to play with with Nancy Grahn (Alexis) and all of that. She was great and so much fun, and you know she comes in and and it’s like riding a bucking bronco.” LOL!

I love Gregory Harrisson. Kudos to him for talking so positively about our GH.

This is in stark contrast to Donna mills who in every interview since GH she has knocked her time there. I even saw an interview with her where she said that GH was not a fullfilling place as an actor. The interviewer was even surprised when she said that. She went on to say that she believes her emmy wasn’t really for GH but a delayed one for her work on Knotts Landing!

She was extremely popular on Love is a Many Splendored thing but after she left that show she really tried to bury it in the history of her career for decades.

My feeling is that if actors from primetime in her age group such as Gregory Harrison and Morgan Fairchild(several months as Anjelica on days) can do daytime there must be something wrong with her. I still don’t know why given her negativity about GH why was Ms. Mills doing the intro to GH’s 60 special? I know she did it with Ms. Fairchild but still !

Love Gregory!!

Yes! I would love to have seen him with Jane OR Nancy! Those two are LEGENDS. It was just a bit too soon to kill him off.

Love Gregory Harrison. Kudos for him for being so positive about his time on GH.

This is in stark contrast to Donna mills who has knocked her time on GH ever since she did it. In an interview she did she said that GH was a very unfullfilling place as an actor. she anso said that her emmy was not really for GH but a delayed one for Knotts Landing.

She was extremely popular on the defunct daytime soap Love is a many Splendored thing but for decades has tried to bury it in the history of her career!!

I believe that if other primetime actors such as Gregory Harrison and Morgan Fairchildl(several months as Anjelica on Days) can do daytime there must be something wrong with her skills as an actress. Given all her negative press about GH what was she (I get Ms. Fairchild being there) was she there doing the intro for GH’s 60th?

It’s lovely to hear him praise Jane and to wish they could have worked together more.

I’m generally not a fan of the re-writing of storylines in the middle of them, but this is one I wish they had re-written.

If they can tell us that Heather Webber killed all those people and was a lunatic for years because of metal poisoning from a hip replacement, then Gregory could have been misdiagnosed with ALS.

There are a number of medical conditions that can mimic the symptoms of ALS, ones that are curable, or at the very least manageable with medication, and not death sentences. It would have been that simple, and actually been rooted in reality. It happens in medicine, people are misdiagnosed every day.

They had so much potential with a Gregory/Tracy pairing, and I’m not surprised to hear how much Gregory Harrison enjoyed working with Jane Elliot, and saw the potential there for something more.

What’s done is done. I don’t blame them for doing the ALS story, medical storylines happen on soaps, especially on a show literally with “Hospital” in the title. This is just one of those times I wish they had decided to change direction in mid story. You hate to lose Gregory as a character, and Gregory Harrison as an actor.

While I agree it would’ve been great to have a story with Gregory and Tracy and maybe a triangle with Alexis, I’m happy that they didn’t retcon a terrible real life disease. While it may not have been played accurately, they lost the opportunity to misdiagnose him long ago.

Bring Gregory Harrison back as a different character/lost twin and new love interest for Tracy

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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