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Hudson West Makes a Return to General Hospital

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In a very welcome return, look for Hudson West to reprise his role as Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason’s (Steve Burton) son, Jake next week on General Hospital. 

When we last saw Hudson, it was back in March of this year when he joined the rest of the Webber clan in giving a send-off to his half-brother, Cameron who was leaving Port Charles for college.

West took over the role of Jake from James Nigbor back in the spring of 2016, and fans had enjoyed seeing West grow up on-camera.  Now, according to Soap Opera Digest, look for Hudson to appear on-screen next week on the Monday, August 21st episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Jake is reported to be in scenes with his mom, Elizabeth and Austin (Roger Howarth).  Viewers of GH have been hoping that at some point all of Liz’s son will return to the canvas including: Enzo De Angelis as Aiden and, of course, William Lipton as Cameron.

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Hopefully, the soap stays the course and allows the characters to properly age before our eyes and not SORAS them, where all of a sudden Liz would have all twenty-something sons.

So, are you excited to see Hudson back on GH? What do you think the series should do with Liz’s sons? Bring them all back? Share your thoughts below.


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Rebecca Herbst has been blessed with youthful looks. None of her boys were sorased unlike most child characters born on the canvas this century. Heck, wasn’t Jake was born on screen before Joss and Spencer? Molly has been sorased all the way to menopause.

Hoping we’ll get a few weeks of Cameron, too. Shows taped earlier this month will soon be airing. Lipton would almost certainly be on break.

It’s time for another teen set. Jake, Rocco, Charlotte and perhaps a sorased Georgie.

Avery, Leo and Violet should age naturally as all 3 are quite impressive.

These kids are really something, aren’t they.? They sometimes outshine the older actors. Violet and Leo especially amaze me, so natural and never acting like they were memorizing a script. Maxie’s kids are really advanced , would like to see Liz’s youngest and Sam’s son Johnny.

I don’t know if you know this Violet, but Easton Rocket Sweda, who plays Leo, has autism in real life (as does Wally Kurth’s real life son). Interesting and impressive that at such a young age he’s playing the role of a kid who has autism knowing that he’s representing people who do. Brilliant kid; adorable.

Yes, I did know quite a while back when they published a little story he wrote about himself. Wally’s son I did not know about.

Absolutely awesome

Spoilers say Cameron returns to lend a helping hand…if the show didn’t soaras the Jake would be Older than Josslyn by 2yrs and younger than Spencer by a little over a year…Cameron would older than Spencer by nearly a yr and a half and older than Molly by a year!

Yes we need them back seeing how finn and liz is togeather the boys should be there with v

And now Hayden is returning Finn is on the rebound with Elizabeth he belongs with Hayden.

There are no signs or plans that Hayden is returning

I haven’t read she’s returning; and I truly hope she isn’t. First, I can’t stand the character. Second, we just spent a century waiting for Liz and Finn to become a couple. I really don’t want to have gone through that for nothing especially when Finn and Liz finally have potential.

If they ever bring back Hayden, there’s a strong probability it won’t be Rebecca Budig. She’s been quoted a few times saying she was burned multiple times by the show dropping her with little notice. Budig seems to be to Frank what Kristina Wagner was to Jill in the early aughts (although Hayden is not a true legacy character like Felicia).

Lol, he isn’t on the rebound with Liz since he’s been with Anna, etc in between. He’s like a shy school boy with Elizabeth and it’s really cute. Different than the others.

I want Jake to interact with his family the Quartermaines including his grandaunt Tracy his late grandfather Alan Quartermaines sister but I’m so glad HW is back as Jake.

I completely forgot Jake is Jason’s son! They never mention it anymore and you’re right; he should have had contact with Monica (when she was a visible character as opposed to an imaginary one now), Michael, Drew, Ned, Tracy. They’re all his blood relatives! Same with Ava and Leo; she’s his aunt and we never see them together or Avery with Leo; they’re cousins.

The last time we saw Monica onscreen was the one-day recast telling Jake about her relationship with Jeff Webber.

Jake should have more scenes with Drew as he thought he was his father until Steve Burton returned as the real Jason.

Olivia has rightfully never forgiven Ava for killing Connie. Sam is likely the only relative of Julian that Leo will interact with (unless they find Lucas behind a rock somewhere).

Olivia already forgave Ava to some degree; there was a scene at the Metro Court a while back where she told Ava she could come by any time to see Leo; the show just didn’t follow up on that. I don’t even remember Olivia finding out that it was Ava who killed Connie. Regardless, she did give her an open invitation. But what do we expect from a show that barely showed Ava with Avery for nine years; Avery’s entire appearances were with Carly. I had to FF…

And as said, Leo and Avery are cousins so they should have some relationship. On another note, Ava and Nina never mention that Nina’s daughters, Nelle and Willow were half sisters to Ava’s daughter, Kiki. They’re all so intertwined…

Aren’t Jake and Johnny brothers, seeing as how Jason is their dad?

You mean Danny. Yes; Jake and Danny are half brothers! I don’t think that we’ve ever seen them together or even mentioned as brothers!

I think they had a sleepover at Jason’s once after he got his own apartment

Continues to irk me that Silas Clay has three bio children. More than legacy characters Alan or Ned Quartermaine, Robert or Mac Scorpio, Steve Hardy and Lee Baldwin.

Every family dynamic is different. Cousins often are not close (i.e. I haven’t seen any cousins in over 25 years).

Soap relations are funny. If Sam & Dante get married she’ll be both Leo’s sister and sister-in-law.

Sam would also be Kristina’s sister & sister-in-law. Though Kristina isn’t related to Leo, of course.

Which actually makes it weirder…. a couple has two siblings in common, yet those siblings aren’t related to each other.

And that doesn’t even bring into the fact that Sam has also been with Dante’s father and his uncle Ric. Had Sam’s baby with Sonny survived, she would have been Dante’s little sister. And would now have to be recast with a 60 year old so she could be older than Molly.

And Kristina and Molly are 1/2 sisters and 1st cousins

@OG Steve You can look it up on youtube; not allowed to post links here. In 2022, Ned and Leo show up at the MetroCourt and Ava’s with Olivia. Leo calls her Aunt Ava and told her what a great time he had at a showing she had at her art gallery. All very friendly…

Well, that sure sounded like Monica today on the phone with Olivia, though I have to say it must have been recorded and she sounded infirm.

Most of us will gladly take any audio appearance from Leslie Charleson. I’d settle for Tracy telling someone it’s her house and her inner voice (Monica) says “it’s my house, Alan gave to me.” Tracy will of course reply out loud “because he was an idiot”.

Not me; it’s getting on my nerves. The woman has been off the show for a 1 and 1/2 years. Never mentioned except one of these fake-sounding phone calls at Epiphany’s memorial. She just vanished and the show couldn’t be bothered to address it. Then Tracy comes back and has a fake phone call with her and then we get some precorded robocall saying “I know I’ve been gone a week.” LOLOLOLOLOL! Noooooo. With that said, maybe she’ll be making an appearance for half a second now that she’s been mentioned a few times.

I’m not one for replacing legacy characters but at this point I’d welcome it. There are too few Quartermaines left and I think it would be nice to have Monica, any Monica, in scenes. Bring back Dillon and Skye (with Lila Rae). Fill that house up with actual Quartermaines again.

Actual Quartermaines? Skye and Lila Rae are as much interlopers as you claim Drew or Michael to be. Alan “adopted” Skye when she was 40? While it may be nice to have Lila Rae around – what age do they make her? If she’s a teen, pairing her with the never seen Rocco would give us an Alcazar-Corinthos pairing.

Absolute yes to Dillon returning – but played by someone a lot more dynamic that RPW.

Finally, you don’t recast someone who has played the same character for 45 years. Is it awkward that Monica is not on screen, yes. Had Frank known in Feb 2022 that LC would possibly not return, it would’ve been addressed in story. For now, just grin and bear it. After 45 years, if LC wants to literally call it in, that’s fine.

Lila Rae might already be in town. Does anybody believe the new fake nanny’s name is really “Betty Rutherford”.

She looks like an Alcazar to me. A SORASed Lila Rae is one possibility. The other possibility could be Sage Alcazar escaped from Hell. Guess I better ask around to see if we had another security breach.

She also has a vague resemblance to Brenda. Now you might recall that the first time we ever heard the name “Alcazar” it was Lorenzo’s twin brother Luis who came to Port Charles holding a drugged up (and then presumed dead) Brenda as hostage. There was never a mention of them having a child, but Brenda was so out of it on drugs initially that it could always be written that she had a child with Luis Alcazar, he put the kid up for adoption, or had other family members raise the child.

There’s also another option with Brenda… my Fuzzy Devil Memory seems to think she might have been pregnant with Jax’s child when her mother drove her off that cliff 4 years prior to her return with Alcazar 1.0. Alcazar definitely would have put that kid up for adoption.

Now of course, Josslyn already can’t stand “Betty”, so it would be typical soap writing if they turned out to be half sisters. Of course the only thing that makes this scenario unlikely is that it would make no sense to give Jax another kid when odds are we will never see him again. And only slightly better odds that we will see Brenda. But then… Duke Lavery’s son showed up after his last death, so you never know.

I like the Betty = Lila Rae, except that would have her and Austin share common relatives (not by blood).

Security Breach, lol!

Betty looks so freaking familiar to me; every time she’s on I’m trying to figure out who she looks like. I thinks she’s a cross between “Brenda” and “Hayden.” Emily? I don’t know who she looks like but it’s driving me nutz.

I consider Skye much more a Quartermaine because she was in stories when there were actual Quartermaines; she has history with the family: with AJ, Monica, Alan.

Michael is and always will be a Corinthos; he won’t even change his last name and lives in “Monica’s house” with the last name of the man who killed her son, and has passed on that name to AJ’s grandkids. As for Drew? He still goes by the last name of Cain and he’s also way more involved with Carly and her “clan” more than anything Quartermaine. Both Michael and Drew add nothing to the Quartermaine family, nor does Olivia.

I’d of course like AJ to come back from the dead (again), Dillon, Skye as I mentioned, Tracy (which is a given), and have more Ned. And I actually would rather Ned had married Alexis or Lucy. They both are argumentative yet snarky/funny, and both have history with the Quartermaines. I think they would have had more of the essence and feel of the family. The humor, the familiarity. What we have now in no way resembles the Quartermaines; not the characters and not the way they’re being written. And then to make it more unbearable, they throw Carly into most of their scenes, and have her connected through Michael AND Drew, and now the grandkids.

For me, recasting Monica at this point can and should be done. She’s been gone long enough that if they got a really good actress in her early 70s it could work (as far as I’m concerned, if she was likable and able to give off the Monica vibe). Of course it wouldn’t be the same, but we got used to quite a few vets being replaced. It’s worth a shot. I’d rather that than them kill her off. I guess they could say she’s moving to Europe to live near Tracy…but I’d rather them give a recast a shot.

What other vets have been replaced? Jeff’s brief appearance non withstanding since he hadn’t been on canvas for 40 years. Only other one that comes to mind is Mike Corbin, but Ron Hale hadn’t been on screen for over 10 years. Nobody with a 45 year tenure has ever been replaced.

Where the hell is Daniel E. Morgan at? Why you don’t show him?


Yes very much

He’s Jason Morgan’s son. (Steve Burton)

I love how the young man is also actually looking like Jason’s son. And someone said Cameron should be ready for a break when school is just starting… but I agree with her sons growing up onscreen, not off and shooting up and lol about Molly already going through menopause. It is really hard to watch this actress play Molly.

Yes excited

Hi my name is Shelly Tuttle I think it is good to see all the faces again way back in my childhood .I all my life been watching all of the sopara and still watching it

Sure why not.

just bring back Todd Manning, stop wasting RH talents

Bring back Todd Manning, stop wasting RH’s talent…..that’s the perfect character

Rumor is they were trying to bring back Todd when they killed off Frodd, but Di$ney said “no” because it was in the middle of the “Me Too” media frenzy, and they couldn’t justify bring a gang rapist back to the airwaves.

Worst thing about attempting to bring him on in 2012 wasn’t even so much the Todd character himself, but the fact that they immediately forced him in between Sonny & Carly, and through his baby switch collaboration with Crazy Heather, also drove a wedge between Jason & Sam.

Even worse than that was the baggage he dragged with him from OLTL…. especially the whiny little untalented baggage. And the fact that they literally dropped a steel beam on the head of the only real girlfriend Michael ever had AND killed off Robin Scorpio (at least temporarily) so they could force that little twit on to the screen.

KMc had announced she was not going to renew her contact. Garin Wolf’s plan was for Robin’s meds to stop working and have her succumb to AIDS (as dead-dead as it gets in soaps). Once Frank & Ron were announced as EP & HW, they immediately switched gears and the lab explosion storyline kicked in. Not long after, Robin was revealed to the audience to be alive.

The saccharine Robin replacement was Sabrina – not Starr. Wasn’t it Wolf who killed off Abby? Sabrina eventually met her maker at the hands of Paul Hornsby – one of the worst character assassinations the show has seen (next to Rick Webber).

They made a point of bringing on whiny little Starr twit the same day as the lab explosion. The implication from Frank & ReRon was “Hey, we’re the OLTL regime and we’re taking over. Sorry for killing off the legacy kid you watched grow up since she was 5 years old, but hey, here’s our sad imitation of that… hope you like her”. Which of course we didn’t, but almost immediately, they threw her at Michael. Garin Wolf might have still held the “interrim head writer” title at the time Abby got hit in the head, but I remember reading at the time that ReRon’s writing had already entered the mix before the regime officially took over in February 2012, so it’s more than likely he wanted to clear the way for StarrTwit to be in Mikey’s orbit instantly.

I was no fan of CinderBrina either, but she came in a little bit later. And she was ridiculous both with Patrick and Michael. As far as Paul Hornsby goes… he was always somewhat shady…. the first time around he was involved with the Faison/Leopold Taub cartel thing, wasn’t he? But yes, it was a bit of a leap from that to a serial killer.

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Kelly Monaco Celebrates 20 Years on GH and Sam’s Evolution: “All the Pieces Don’t Fit Perfectly Yet, But It’s Certainly Not Broken Anymore!”

Sunday, October 1st will mark the 20th anniversary of Kelly Monaco’s debut on General Hospital as Sam McCall.  And as the story goes, when Kelly finished her run on Port Charles as Livvie Locke (2000-2003), and the show had been canceled, the three major networks were all interested in her to join their soaps.

In the end, GH won out and fans of the ABC daytime drama series have been the lucky ones to have Monaco join the A-list cast of the iconic soap. Throughout Sam’s journey in Port Charles, viewers have seen quite the character growth. Sam started on the show as a con and hustler, and bloomed into a bonafide heroine and a private investigator.

Kelly shared with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue, how she viewed the Sam of old, to the Sam of today: “Sam came on to the canvas only having herself and her brother, always taking care of someone, and never being taken care of.  I think the biggest evolution for her is starting from being a really lonely, scared woman and becoming a woman who is still really independent, but is protected by family and friends and love and relationships and loyalty, and she never had that before.”

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In a very poetic way, Monaco added on her character’s development: “She came in bent and broken, and I feel like there’s a lot of her that’s still broken, but she’s constantly sort of putting the Rubik’s Cube together. All the pieces don’t fit perfectly, yet, but it’s certainly not broken anymore.”

Throughout Sam’s two decades in Port Charles she has been in love, suffered terrible lost, found family members, had children, and has been involved in some of the most dangerous and criminal cases involving many a villain as she tried to help bring them to justice.

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Currently, Sam is involved in a romance with Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna).  Viewers wonder if Lulu ever wakes up out of her coma, would that spell trouble for their relationship, and in turn, give Kelly some great meaty story to work with?

Now, in the comment section below, share your congrats to Kelly for her 20-year-run on GH. Then let us know, what has been your favorite Sam story over the years?

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General Hospital’s Roger Howarth Featured in Film ‘What Doesn’t Float’ Hits Theatres

General Hospital and daytime drama favorite, Roger Howarth (Austin), can now also be seen in the independent feature film, What Doesn’t Float, currently premiering in limited release in New York City this weekend, and then on to Los Angeles next on October 6th.

On Howarth’s Instagram account, the talented actor shared some photos from opening night of the film with his co-stars and said: “What Doesn’t Float has conquered lower manhattan!! Thanks to these amazing creatives. Next is Los Angeles! They are beautiful talents and cool sweet people.”

What Doesn’t Float is dark comedy and anthology that follows seven stories in one city. In it, a group of characters, New Yorkers, are at their wits end. When the dailiness of urban life is suspended by unforeseen conflict, each character must make a decision. While the outcomes vary, a unified sense of the city emerges: New York becomes a mirror to the ego reflecting our true character, while the rest sinks to the bottom.

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Howarth takes on the role known as “Paddle Boarder.” Along with Roger, the film stars: Pauline Chalamet, Cindy De La Cruz, Joel Nagle, Larry Fessenden, Declan Eells, Joseph Longo, Chanel & Dior Umoh, Keith Poulson, Lily Sondik, Amir Royale, and Alexra Templer.

What Doesn’t Float comes from the Creative Collective and Gummy Films: Executive Producers David Tedeschi, Bernadette & Michael Fitzgerald, produced by Rachel Walden & Pauline Chalamet, written by Shauna Fitzgerald, directed and edited by Luca Balser.

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For more on screenings in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and more click here.  But have no fear, if you can’t catch a showing you can pre-order a DVD copy here.

Check out the trailer below featuring Howarth, and then let us know if you will catch a screening in an upcoming city or get the DVD, for a chance to see Roger in another intriguing role in his ever-growing list of TV and film credits, via the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part Two: Trina and Spencer Make Love

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it what every Sprina fan has wanted and waited for in what seems like an eternity – a love scene between Trina and Spencer where the fan favorite duo finally find themselves between the sheets.

In story, the New York City romantic adventure continued for Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) as the shared an intimate dinner, following the theater. Spencer is happy to see Trina so happy. She thanks him for such a beautiful night, and then tells Spencer she loves him very much.

Spencer can’t believe it’s taken Trina so long to say those three little words. He shares that he knows he is not the most patient person. Trina laughs, and says, “You?”

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Next, Spencer tells Trina that he’s loved her since the very first day he met her.  Then, Sprina fans received a heartfelt montage of some Spencer and Trina moments from the history of their relationship. Coming out of the flashbacks, Spencer says, “The best is yet to come.”

When the waiter asks Trina and Spencer if they would like dessert, they both decide to skip it, so they can head back to their hotel to be together. Next, upon arriving back to their room, Trina is touched by all the rose petals strewn across the bed that Spencer arranged before they came back to the hotel.


Now, alone together, Spencer and Trina make love for the very first time.  Afterwards, they cuddle up and Spencer admits that he’s the happiest when he’s with Trina. They kiss and Sprina fans rejoice!

So, what did you think of part two of ‘Sprina in New York’? Was it everything you had hoped for? ICYMI: check out the montage from today’s episode below, and then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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