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Has GH's Anders Hove As Faison Delivered One Of The Greatest Soap Villain Performances Of All-Time?

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If you watched Monday’s episode of General Hospital, you finally saw Anna Devane come face-to-face with uber-villain, and her worst nightmare come true, Cesar Faison.

As viewers watched Anders Hove (Faison) scare the pants off of us not knowing what his next move will be all for his obsession and love of Anna, while Finola Hughes (Anna) delivered another stellar performance, it left us pondering the question; has Anders Hove just delivered one of the greatest soap villain performances of all-time?

In Monday’s airshow, we loved when Hove as Faison screamed to Anna, (who begged that the real Duke be untied and released from the grip of Faison’s henchman) “Oh no. There’s no letting go after what I have been through in order to find you!”

When Faison explains to Anna that he survived the explosion that was supposed to have killed him years ago,  he goes on to say, “It took me years to recover, only to find you back with your ex! What is it with you and men? Scorpio, Luke, Duke? (All said with a delicious Danish accent!)  Of course from there, it is all part of his duplicity to throw Anna off track and Robert’s theory that Faison has been masquerading as Duke.   But if you watched Tuesday’s episode, it looks like Anna is finally on to him just as Robert and John have just showed up at their room door seeing Faison as the fake “Duke” and Anna together!

We know from all reports that Anders Hove was only available to film a handful of episodes, but boy, what a impact he has made!  After the jump, watch some clips from Monday episode and then let us know, what do you think of Hove’s performances?  Is Faison one of the creepiest soap villains of all-time?

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brian
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brian

GH is my favorite program on TV right now, daytime and primetime, plus we get it five times a week !

I hope ABC realizes how good GH is , and doesn’t do anything to spoil or cancel it in the future.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well I am a newcomer to the show, but I have to admit, without even knowing this Faison character history- I was creep out by the guy. Love today’s show when Robert melted his fake face off and Anna decked him. I can see why you people like this show so much- it was classic soap- reminded me of the good old days when stuff like this was on every show- something inventive and a fresh twist on the old standards.

Marisa
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Marisa

Everyone spread the word how Great General Hospital is to all your friends!!!!!

aria
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aria

yes, he’s been down right creepy, but lets also give Ian Buchanan his due, as faux Duke, he’s been down right creepy as faison. So thumbs up to Anders Hove and Ian Buchanan both as Faison and Faux Duke, they’ve been down right uber bad!

laurie webber
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laurie webber

Anders Hove is my all time fave! I wish he could have stayed longer! Him with Finola , Ian & Tristan is amazing! Thanks to Ron and Frank for giving us GH fans a great holiday !

Ces
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Ces

I would love if Anders Hove can film a few more episodes, he’s so much fun to watch! I also have to give props to Ian Buchanan for his faux Duke impersonation – I’m just curious what happens if Anna were to undress him though. Surely Faison didn’t create a mask for his entire body.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

I was thinking the same thing! Guess he was going to stay covered! I wasn’t watching the first time Faison was on. Wish I knew some of the backstory!

Ces
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Ces

I think Wikepedia can give you some background on the character and maybe YouTube has some old footage? I know a lot of soap fans have been sharing their videos on there. Hope that wasn’t the last we saw of him.

Andrew
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Andrew

Have to agree that Ian Buchanan has been doing a superb job of convincing us that he’s really Faison under that rubber mask only pretending to be Duke. I’ve really come to see fakeDuke as Faison.

As for Faison, well, he’s super creepy and insane and his plan doesn’t make any real sense (but then, it shouldn’t I suppose) and that definitely qualifies him as one of the best soap villains. Loved him with Robin a few weeks ago.

Ann
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Ann

GH needs Anders Hove back on the show ASAP!!! He is acting brilliance personified!!!!

udhoop
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udhoop

Anders Hove is to Faison as Larry Hagman was to J.R. Ewing.

Moe
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Moe

Wow, Anders is amazing!! Get this guy back on the show immediately!!!

heidi
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heidi

Well done by all!!! Finola, Anders, Ian and Robert are superb!!! I love GH… it’s so fabulous now! Please let these people stick around for awhile. Yes… Anders is an incredible villian that you love to hate and can’t wait to watch. Yes… Ian is doing a very good job at being faux Duke/Faison! Anna is doing a phenomenal job at being all that she is going through and everything that she is as a strong and talented woman with such emotonal confusion surrounding her. Love Robert anytime he is on and wish he could be there for a long… Read more »

Annalee
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Annalee

Love Faison !!! he is the stuff nightmares are made of!

Christina
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Christina

You bet he is. I love how he’s so off the wall. Most of all I love GH. I look forward to it everyday!

Christina
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Christina

Mitch Lawrence was right up there too!

Marisa
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Marisa

I agree. Mitch was the most evil.

jp
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jp

Oh yeah. Most definitely. Mitch caused great havoc on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Susan
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Susan

Anders Hove as Cesar Faison makes Days Of Our Lives Stephano easy. He makes all the villains of daytime TV seem sort of bland or ordinary. The actor who hails from Nuuk, Greenland, is a force to be reckoned with.
On a personal note, Mr. Hove is happily married with two sons. Ooo, that sounds too sane for Faison.
Susan

NewFan
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NewFan

I must say I have only been watching GH for one year but in the last months I have become totally hooked up with it! I’m a long time YR and BB fan but at the moment GH is the best! It’s amazing how entertaining it is 🙂 Kudos to the amazing Andreas, Ian, Tristian and Finola!!!

Robert Coplin
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Robert Coplin

I thinks Anders Hove can play one of the creepiest villians of all time even more so then the actor that played Mitch Lawrence on OLTL.

MK
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MK

No Villian (maybe Mikkos and Mitch) creeps me as much as Hove’s Faison. This is the true faison, compared to the character assaination by guza in 1993 on Loving and GH in 2000.

ashlee
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ashlee

I have just finished watching the most schizophrenic episode of a soap I think I have ever seen in my life. I cant even explain it. It included a ridiculous boxing match between a hypocritical murdere and his back from the dead rival, it featured an unnecessary effeminate gay newbie that could and should have played by a woman, it featured gratuitous violence against a woman by injecting her with a drug, .alternated with all of that, it also featured beloved veterans, rewarding actions by legacy characters, and surprisingly logical reactions from formerly unrecognizable characters! Todays GH is a total… Read more »

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Yeah, I don’t really get your point when you said the Felix character just reinforced the truth about gay people. What in the world does that mean? There are effiminate gay men as well as men that act like, well, just men. I’m curious to see where this character’s story is going go to, but I wouldn’t write him off as easily as you appear to have. Give the boy (and his story) a chance.

Patrick
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Patrick

“featured an unnecessary effeminate gay newbie”

” having an effeminate gay nurse wanting to demand credit for the ball reinforced the truth about gay people.”

“Ditch the femmy unnecessary gay and all will be forgiven.”

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Thank You General Hospital and ABC… Homosexuality… is here… and will forever be in our lives.

Marisa
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Marisa

I like AJ and Michael bonding. I hope this relationship develops in a positive way. I also like the new character Felix.

Faison
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Faison

Dear Folks…got this link sent from a dear friend….would like to say thank you for all the sweet respond, – it was a pleasure to work with the great cast and crew again…merry x-mas to all of you……

heidi
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heidi

Merry Christmas to you too! Excellent job and you must come back again! You are very talented and portray Faison in such a way that we can’t wait to watch what you will come up with next.

ethel
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ethel

i love anders hove’s portrayal of faison – he is just a fabulous villan…….he was on our screens for the right amount of time because a villian like that will loose his effectiveness if seen all the time – they should bring him back in a couple of years with something else up his sleeve………………ijs

heidi
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heidi

I like Faison more than Mitch because Faison is less evil. I watched these scenes a few times and they had an opportunity to play it just a bit differently… actually they are doing it very well… but… Faison is creepier and most interesting to me when he is not violent/evil or physically aggressive when he is more cerebral. At his age and after all these years he’s just in love with Anna at all costs and wants to succeed at getting the love of his life (irrational as it is… and howvever or whomever he has to be to… Read more »

Daisy
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Daisy

I am TOTALLY BORED with the whole Faison, Duke, Anna, Robert storyline. Then throw in that stiff John and its just AWFUL! Love Anna, but the rest just need to get off my tv screen.

lizzing
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lizzing

Awesome job! just hurry and bring Robin back.I keep watching youtube videos of Robin and Patrick to get my scrubs fix.

Ces
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Ces

LOVED yesterday’s show!! I’ll miss Anders. He’s briliant!! Big Kudos to Ian Buchanan – gotta wonder if Anna will find the real Duke. The melting mask was GH in prime form 🙂

Natalie
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Natalie

Yes, he did. Hove is absolutely captivating in this role. I haven’t watched GH since I was a teen and it is so fun to relive the magic. Hove and Hughes are television gold. Bring Hove back!

mary
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mary

Gh is so much fun to watch these days. all the great characters coming back; Robert, (love him), Faison, lucy. Love it!!!

mary
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mary

I still miss watching OLTL and I wish GH was still on at 3pm. I work in a school and would come home at 3:30 and watch the last half of GH. Now I can’t. Will never watch Katie. Tooo boring,

Christy
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Christy

can’t you record it? I used to VHS tape the shows all the time. I missed a lot when my VHS recorder died, but now I have a VHS/DVD recorder works great even with a digital tuner (no cable). I never miss it!

Christy
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Christy

WOW! they were all super! yes – that face melting/screaming/ good bubbling over his face – I imagine hard to breathe under all that mess and continue to act was difficult enough! I watched several days at a time and I was fast forwarding thru it cuz I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, “what’s going to happen?!” I so hope Robert was wearing a thick vest… I don’t want him to die just as he’s found Robin! that would totally suck! please don’t let that happen… altho I can’t see the new crew killing off… Read more »

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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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