Connect with us

General Hospital

66

Holy Cassadine! Thaao Penghlis Set To Return To General Hospital!

Courtesy/NBC

Courtesy/NBC

We have set it before, and we will say it again, the hits keeps coming from General Hospital! 

This time, they step back into the heyday with the news today from Soap Opera Digest that none other than Thaao Penghlis is set to reprise his role as Victor Cassadine!

For those who recall, it was back in 1981 in the Gloria Monty days and the Ice Princess storyline, that we were first introduced to Victor.

After the entire Ice Princess plot was foiled by none other than Luke Spencer, apparently Victor was sent to prison! According to a tweet from Penghlis today when fans were commenting that this could be another back-from-the-dead storyline, Thaao related about Victor C:  “If you knew the history he was the only one that survived and went to prison.”

Thaao will be back on set early next year at General Hospital and his first air date is tentatively set for January 30, 2014!

Days of our Lives fans know Penghlis very well for his portrayal of Tony (and Andre) DiMera over decades on the NBC soap, too!

So, what do you think about the news of the character of Victor Cassadine coming back to GH? How do you think he will figure into story? Comment below!

Leave a comment | 66 Comments
Advertisement

66
Leave a Reply

avatar
28 Comment threads
38 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
40 Comment authors
Jokara andersonCesCharlottebella figura Recent comment authors
newest oldest
Sandra Norcross
Sandra Norcross

YaY! Terrific news!

Charlotte
Charlotte

between Robert and Luke. be great exit for Robert. and wouldn’t it be great to see Helena to come back from the dead and go up against her brother-in-law. and Victor to end up teaming with Luke to bring down the Dragon Lady?

Charlotte
Charlotte

i really hope he comes back as a good guy. that Robert Scorpio knew about his whereabouts, like he’s been undercover for the WSB all these years as a plea deal. and it would be so cool if Sean and Tiffany would come back too. what a great love triangle that would make! like Sean knew all about this too right along with Robert. putting a rift between Sean and Tiff and between Robert and Luke. be great exit for Robert. and wouldn’t it be great to see Helena to come back from the dead and go up against her brother-in-law. and Victor to end up teaming with Luke to bring down the Dragon Lady?

kara anderson
kara anderson

yes that is a great news

KatieK
KatieK

I love him, but lets get an actual story for AJ who is on trial! Bring his family to supppurt him. Monica, at least!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I agree.

Charday
Charday

I second that motion—missing those Quartermaines!!!

Omar
Omar

I also agree..More Monica and AJ..The cast is very large, so focus on the fan favorites more..Very tired of the same old Cassadine vs Spencer plot..Why not focus on a new Cassadine Vs Sonny Corinthos story..I think that should be a blast to watch.

kara anderson
kara anderson

me too that will be interesting

I Love GH
I Love GH

I agree!!! What was the point of getting us to like him only to drop him????

kara anderson
kara anderson

I don’t know

kara anderson
kara anderson

I will me kara anderson i will gave him my support

Goldbreeze
Goldbreeze

I am a part of his fan group. I have enjoyed his performances in many shows. He recently did a couple of Christian films, ‘The Book of Esther’ and ‘Redeemed’. He is a marvelous actor and a great cook. Its a true blessing to have him back in his element. I look forward to seeing him back in his office. Full throttle Thaao!

kara anderson
kara anderson

your right I ‘am very happy he is back

MC
MC

No offense to the actor, but I am over the returns from the dead of over the top villains. We just got done with the Faison/Dr. O/Jerry Jacks nuttiness. We know who is going to win from the outset. Is Luke Spencer really going to die? Doubtful. When will we get back to the GH that told stories that mean something? ENOUGH!

Nk3play2
Nk3play2

Actually, it is a known fact that Victor NEVER died, he was only sent to prison. Also, Penghlis himself confirmed this on Twitter earlier today, his character was never killed off.

ethel
ethel

just shows how much these so called soap fans know………….

MC
MC

Dear Ethel – I apologize that the information I stated was wrong. I was only sighting info from soap central, and GH itself. Soap Central said that the character was presumed dead. And Nikolas, Helena and others have all stated that Nikolas was the last of the Cassadines. I believe that Nikolas even said that he was alone in the world not so long ago. So for now I’ll just genuflect to your superior soap knowledge despite the fact that I’ve been watching the show for close to 30 years.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I would LOVE to see Victor Cassadine back (hopefully NOT from the dead)…. but I agree with MC in that I don’t respect RC’s writing ability enough to presume that he can do justice to the storyline. I don’t want to see campiness here. Have to also say MC, I think you’ll be disappointed from now until the day GH is cancelled if you expect to see stories that mean something from this head writer. He doesn’t have talent, he doesn’t have the depth, he doesn’t have the humility to understand what used to make GH great, indeed, iconic. That show is sadly long gone, even if we all DO love seeing the vets onscreen again.

k/kay
k/kay

So is he here to pick up Sabrina’s wedding dress? is he going to be on for one episode and say about ten words? Inquireing minds would like to know! Just what is RC doing over there?

Breck
Breck

Elizabeth, I totally respect that RC’s writing isn’t your cup of tea. But I would argue that GH *is* in a “great” era right now. The actors are happy, the fans are (mostly) happy, it’s using history like never before, and it recently got SIX YEAR high ratings in the demo after steadily improving ratings over the more than a year RC has been writing the show. Does he have faults? Absolutely. I think his canvas is too big (too many characters). Other things (like resting characters for 2-3 weeks at a time) I now like, but just needed time to get used to. The humor I LOVE, so while I get it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, it’s one of the primary reasons (the show has lightened up considerably) that I’m a daily viewer again instead of a 2-3 times a month viewer who watches clips on YouTube. The show is great and iconic again, and is the daytime show with the most mainstream news coverage and buzz and has been for over a year now. When people talk about soaps coming back from the dead, they keep pointing to GH because it has had the same kind of creative resurgence that DAYS has had, but actually has the ratings to back it up as well (it helps that it’s not up against the #1 show in any markets, like DAYS is). So it’s okay that you don’t love it and the days of GH having a more traditional or at least different tone than it does now. But to say GH is meanningless or that the writer is talentless is too far, IMO. It’s just very different–moves faster, mixes a higher ratio of shallower stories with one heavy one at a time, and splits time among a huge canvas of cast members–but that also means we see more vets who were previously fired and we see a lot more history being played. To just write all of that off, including the ratings success, as not worth anything, while only focusing on what RC does poorly, doesn’t seem fair. If we really went back and looked at Monty, or Marland, or Nixon, or Bell, or Reilly, all considered greats now, there was a lot onscreen at the time that no one remembers because it wasn’t that great, and there were plenty of characters and stories that didn’t work. We remember one or two great stories from each few years and great performances and that’s what a writer is defined for for history, not the day to day. We forget that stuff looking back.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Well Breck, you are certainly more trusting than I am. I attribute much of the ratings success to the return of the vets and I am guessing that when the 50th year of celebration is over we won’t see them any more, at least in major roles. I also differentiate between humor, which is funny and enjoyable as compared with camp, which is unfortunately stupid and cartoon-like. There is plenty of opportunity to be faster moving without skipping over half the story (most recent example we have learned is that there have been NO scenes taped between Patrick and Robin where he even asks her what she endured in captivity. Most viewers I would bet would be interested in that scene despite it slowing down the pace.) I guess my biggest issue is that I was never a fan of One Life to Live, thus am not interested in an amalgamation of both shows.

kara anderson
kara anderson

luke spencer will not die i know he is sick he will survive it

Carrie
Carrie

Love Thaao. He’s the best. GH has a new fan!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Love Thaao Phenglis no matter what role he plays. I’m happy he’s returning to GH, but I’ve been waiting for him to return to DOOL for years.

RC sure likes his back-from-the-dead storylines. I’m not complaining because I’m loving the returns, but it is getting a bit redundant.

su0000
su0000

ohhh my gawd!!
GH is bursting with excitement!!!

Jenny
Jenny

I love the idea of Thaao returning to GH after all these years! I got a suggestion-how about casting Leann Hunley as Tiffany who was Victor’s love interest back then? Then we can have a Victor/Tiffany/Sean triangle and bring Tiffany and Sean back home along with their daughter!

Patrick
Patrick

just to see Leann Hunley back on screen in any capacity… would be out of this world…

however: she belongs on DAYS… wishful thinking….

she should be back in Salem… to give some femininity and Womanly adversary… for the DiMera’s

Patrick
Patrick

P.S.

sorry to say this: what if… Leann Hunley dyed her hair… brown/red and TA-DA! is a recast for Bobbie Spencer?

would’nt this knock our socks off… as Carly’ mother… and Luke’s sister….

NICE!

I love Jaclyn Zeamon… don’t get me wrong….

Shay
Shay

@Patrick….Thaao and Leann made a fabulous supercouple….full of class and elegance, which is so sorely missing in today’s soap world! Would love to see them reunited in a new way on GH. That being said, I will happily welcome Victor back solo to Port Charles to wreak some dastardly deeds in his own dashing and debonair fashion! Just wish his old nemesis and romantic rival, Robert Scorpio would be there to greet him!!!!

lorenzo
lorenzo

Wow great news. who else is coming back for 2014, alan quartermaine and emily. You never know? Maybe there alive, locked in the room.

su0000
su0000

FV seems to be bringing back the great actors that made GH great!!
I am all for it.. to have these great actors back to enhance GH and bring us great stories preformed by the great actors, it doesn’t get ant better than that!!

GH has an abundance of excitement and having these great actors/characters back is wonderful!!

kaffe
kaffe

I love it!!!!!!!!

Nick
Alexis
Sam&Danny
Spencer
Molly
Chris

I am happy for the Cassidines, yeah!!!!

sarah
sarah

I agree 100%

su0000
su0000

I do not see it as back from the dead..
There were no bodies etc..
I see it as bringing the best back; great entertainment!!

FV and RC are bringing back the best of GH to give us the best stories possible!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

This is getting to be a lot like Dark Shadows where the dead rarely stayed dead!

ethel
ethel

victor cassidine never died – he survived & went to prison……….

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks 4 reply…i got him mixed up with another Cassidine…but with others back from the dead…Robin, Julian, Duke and maybe Lily its still a little Dark Shadowish!

Charday
Charday

Would rather see another Cassadine back, than Kiki, Sonny, Carly, or Franco!

Gh lover
Gh lover

Yeahh!!! Gh is the best!!

Johnny
Johnny

I question this. This show is already overun with villains, murderers, psychopaths, and mobsters.. So we really need this forgttable Cassadine who made nary an impact at all?? There are so many beloved characters to being back from he dead that were killed during the Guza regime…Alan…Georgie..Emily…etc…Could we not have the return of them instead of more villains?? So many vets are currently not being used….I wouldn’t even classify Thaao as a GH vet. DAYS vet for sure….but GH has mishandled so many vets recently…their treatment of Genie Francis has been terrible.Felicia and Mac put in a token appearance once a month. I just sincerely don’t get it. This Victor Cassadine will bring no shock or emotional impact or value. Why bother??

su0000
su0000

well,you can always tune out and read a book, no need to suffer through it..

I love it!! It will create great entertainment!! 🙂

Johnny
Johnny

Or I can keep watching and comment on it like you and everyone else. Without being instructed to go read a book

ethel
ethel

thank you for posting this………….gh is the best soap on right now – i know because i watch all four remaining soaps that are on the air!

Libby
Libby

Superb news for #GH. Thaao Penghlis is talented, approachable and ever so professional. Big win for viewers and fans.

sarah
sarah

I agree with you 100%

heidi
heidi

I think it’s great!!! Nikolas needs some of his crazy family back! Had hopd it would be Steven Nichols as Stephan… this is still great!!!

ethel
ethel

yeah i wants stefan back too but i’ll take victor…………

Ces
Ces

would love Stephen Nichols to return!!! Then all my dreams would be complete 🙂

Charles E.
Charles E.

LONG OVERDUE!!! The return of an original Cassadine from ’81- I wonder if he will go after Tiffany for betraying him all those years ago. Of course, that depends on Sharon Wyatt’s health.

Charday
Charday

It would be awesome to see Tiffany and Sean back together again.

Brian
Brian

Such great news !!!

D
D

YEAH….he is such a great actor, GH has rocked it this year and I can’t wait to see what is coming in 2014.
Thank you GH

Mk
Mk

This must be the sl that TR had to be wrote out of. I was hoping for a roiniesbert and victor they were eminies before the ice story. Been ating for his return s TP left Days. Stephan sad that Victor ws dead . but never believed it.

sean
sean

Alan is dead let him rip……the original actor is retired. Blind items clearly stated he had issues reading the teleprompter.

Tim
Tim

I’d love to see Victor, Stephan, Starvos, and Nicholas ALL take up residency at Spoon Island. We need a core family on the show since they seem to be going away from the Quartermaines again. Yeah the Cassidines are evil but most people with money and or power are. Can you imagine those four guys in one mansion. Who would take out the garbabe?

Ces
Ces

I’m game!

Randi
Randi

Love it can’t wait till he’s back

Ces
Ces

BEST news ever!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thaao!!!! Days blew it when they let Tony DiMera go so I’m thrilled Victor Cassadine is back!!!! Doing the happy dance!!!! 😀

sarah
sarah

I agree with you thaao will be great as usual on GH or Days

bella figura
bella figura

Days loss is GH’s gain…looking forward to more campy fun!!

Ces
Ces

Agreed Bella! I started watching Thaao as Victor long before Tony DiMera but I love both characters .. Thaao is just sexy & dashing no matter who he plays!! Can’t wait for his first airdate 🙂

Laurie Baker
Laurie Baker

DAYS’ loss is GH’s gain. Thaao always plays powerful villain characters; and never “phones it in”. Hoping for a long run for Victor Cassadine on GH!

su0000
su0000

yes!
The Cassadine’s belong back on GH!!!

Ali W
Ali W

I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED. Thaao on days of our lives. Then that means that I will LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE him, on GH twice as much. I know of his character, and his history but I never watched his character before. So watching him as Victor is new for me. Thaao is one iconic daytime actors that ever lived. It’s like it has come full circle for him. First he started on GH, then onto DOOL, and now back to GH. That’s what makes him iconic.

Jo
Jo

What’s with all of these people coming back from the dead? When they say they are dead……they NEVER show them dead, just so that they can bring them back at some point.

General Hospital

GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

Courtesy/ABC

On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

Courtesy/ABC

Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Does GH’s Margaux Have A Connection To Someone In Port Charles? If So, Who?

This week, General Hospital viewers saw that the ABC daytime drama series is teasing a potential pairing of Drew (Billy Miller) and the new district attorney in town, Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), after the two characters run into each other at a concession stand at the cancelled baseball game.

As fans of the soap genre know, Miller and Hendrickson also played former love interests on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott and Chloe Mitchell.

During Hendrickson’s first #AskGH live Twitter Q&A when asked: “Is your character connected to someone on the show?”  Elizabeth responded: “As of now Margaux is new to town … but you never know, there may be some connection that has not be revealed yet :)”

That tweet has left fans speculating if perhaps Margaux, has an ex in Port Charles, is tied to a major family in someway, or perhaps has some legal trouble past?

Recently on GH. when Chase (Josh Swickard) arrived on the scene as the new cop (following Nathan’s (Ryan Paevey) untimely death), it was later revealed that he was actually the half-brother to Finn (Michael Easton).  And as we know in the soaps, connections are usually the key to more long term success in a role, rather than being just a standalone character, but there have been exceptions.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

So, who would you like to see Margaux have a connection to on GH?  What do you think will happen with her character? Comment below.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Video du Jour

Next week on Y&R, Hilary is fighting for her life, but the prognosis is not good. Friends and loved ones come to the hospital and ask for forgiveness and to tell her to fight. But how can she? Watch the latest promo from CBS Daytime below. Leave A Comment

The Michael Channel

Recent Comments

  • Jackie: “I don’t like either team. I’m more for individual players. I think Tyler and Scottie are playing a better game…
  • Eva Roman: “At first I was all for Level 6, but Winston and Brett turned out to be bullies. As cray-cray…
  • Jimh: “Love Kathleen Gati...some might find her cartoonish-well that makes her my current favorite cartoon!!!
  • su000: “Jordi Vilasuso’s character will be entangled in Black Horse and with Arturo,, Nick will need all the help he…
  • Shay: “This is true, k/kay! Well, every out-of-work actor except for those GH vets, that is....they’ve been uncermoniously assigned to the…
Advertisement

Power Performance

Rob Scott Wilson as Ben

Days of our Lives

Airdate: 7-5/6-2018

Advertisement

Popular