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Ilene Kristen's General Hospital Appearance Starts Monday! Have You Guessed Who She Plays?

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GH head writer Ron Carlivati, continues his ode to history and weaving in characters from ABC Daytime iconic shows this coming Monday, when Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Silas (Michael Easton) continue their search for answers to Sam’s daddy!

In the preview clip of next week’s Monday episode of General Hospital, which aired at the end of Friday’s broadcast, daytime fans saw a shot of Ilene Kristen holding up some coffee saying, “At your service”,  while Sam and Silas were, from the looks of it, at a coffee shop … or is it?  Is it a bar?  Where are they?

Since IleneKristen had made her mark with such incredible indelible performances as the original Delia Reid Ryan Coleridge (and there were more married names and repeats in there) on Ryan’s Hope, and Roxy Balsom on One Life to Live, bets are its one of them!

Watch the preview after the jump! Who will Ilene play?  Are you excited to see her back on your screens Monday?  Let us know!

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Chris
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Chris

Ilene Kristen will be playing her “Ryan’s Hope” character Delia Ryan on GH next Monday, d’uh!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Well if she is playing one of her characters from another show…obviously it can’t be from OLTL. So Roxy is out. And if it’s an irish bar…she’ll obviously be Delia.

Nice way for Ron to get another OLTL fan favorite on to GH!

Lisa
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Lisa

But Delia hair was more straight. Roxy’s was more like what she is wearing there but yes she will be Delia probably. Too bad there isn’t any Ryans

rebecca1
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rebecca1

On another note…Jackie Zeman, aka Bobbie Spencer is heading back to GH!

Liz
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Liz

It’s got to be Delia. The character of Roxy is still owned by Prospect Park, the shames as the Llanview 3. They can’t even mention OLTL characters on GH. Didn’t you catch this week when Heather was telling Franco about her former boss firing Diane and making her the gossip columnist? She was about to mention his name (Todd) and Franco stopped her saying he didn’t care. These shoutouts make me happy and sad at the same time. They make me miss OLTL even more. 🙁

Valerie
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Valerie

I noticed that too, Liz!! I love the “digs” they are doing! I hope Ilene is on more than one episode. I would to see her in scenes with Tony Geary. Remember, when she was on RH, she played opposite Ron Hale (now Sonny’s dad, Mike). I just had a thought. Did they kill off Mike?

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

I am guessing she will be playing Ava’s Mommy Dearest!!!

heidi
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heidi

MY guess too… Debbie!!!

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

I agree with Debbie…Ava’s mom…

Denise
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Denise

Why? She killed Connie and I believe that Sonnie will avenge Connie’s death.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Well since they are going to a bar called Ryan’s– I imagine she is playing the character from Ryan’s Hope– possibly that character will be also be Ava’s Jerome’s mother– the mistress of Vic Jerome —Lucy mentioned—- or will know who she is at the very least.

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

Sounds right to me…Vics mistress, and Ava’s mummy!!!

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

Im also glad shes not being called Esmerelda…lol

MAM
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MAM

Remember the Paris Texas cafe on oltl? Maybe this should be a Ryan’s pub in an alternate past life? I want Aunt Ruby to have a long-ago forgotten daughter played by Kim Zimmer or someone else soaps desperately miss.

Mrs Brown
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Mrs Brown

Can’t wait to see Ilene!

Mrs Brown
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Mrs Brown

and Jackie Z too!

Joe
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Joe

Ilene Kristen is one of the BEST EVER in daytime and anytime! To not exploit this woman’s talents is a sin. She should be hired by GH full time!!

Roberta Hopkins
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Roberta Hopkins

I couldn’t agree more! She is fantastic…thanks to the GH writers for realizing this amazing talent and giving us loyal viewers such a treat!

Darnell
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Darnell

This is awesome storytelling. If I can remember correctly, Delia was a fine mess. Getting into everything. With her being on the show, she could wreck a fine havoc on the people of Port Charles and still make them feel sorry for her. She was like the Heather Webber of Ryan’s Hope. It’s endless……the mentioning of Loving and now Ryan’s Hope could open up many possibilities. Im still hoping for an appearance of Gwenyth Alden to the show and for her to be Alexis’ mother. As I mentioned, Corinth could have been the town Obrecht and Faison was experimenting in.

KatieK
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KatieK

I would love to see her & Heather work together.

Omar
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Omar

DITTO!!!! That will be awesome..Comedic relief at its best!!!!

Shay
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Shay

Coincidentally, GH’s “Heather,” Robin Mattson, also portrayed the character of Delia during one of Ilene’s absences! Not to mention that one of her many husbands, Dr. Roger Coleridge, was played by the same actor (Ron Hale) who was more recently known as Sonny’s gambling father, Mike. Small world, indeed!

Denise
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Denise

what a coincident

Nancy
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Nancy

She can’t be Alexis’ mother because she was killed by Helena. But Ilene would make a perfect addition as Delia – she would be the new comic relief.

mike t
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mike t

I love her!!Hope she stays on GH long term!

melaniedrogers
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melaniedrogers

Love, love LOVE her. Put her on contract!!!

Jewell
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Jewell

We know she isn’t playing Roxy because Prospect Park owns that character.

Gina S
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Gina S

Yes!!! I knew it the minute I heard about a bar named Ryan in NY…Yay!!!!!!!! I hope Delia stays she is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good Job Ron!!!

Chaz
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Chaz

OH THANK GOD! I have been missing Ilene Kristen for 2 years. And, a reason to tune in to GH for at least one day.

mike
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mike

One of the best character actors in daytime history, she ranks at the top with greats like Constance Ford and Irene Dailey. GH would be very lucky to have her.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Aaah. Ada, Liz and Delia. Three of the greatest dames on daytime.

su0000
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su0000

Awesome!!
Roxy !! in another roll; great actress…

I love GH it is fun !!!

I love GH it is thrills and suspense !!!

I love GH it’s humor !!!

I love the hard hitting stories and the great actors !!! All the ”history” brought back along with the vets !!!

I loved seeing Heather and the humor she brings with her !!!

GH is pure soap !! BRAVO !!!

Debbie
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Debbie

They need to get Ron Hale back onboard as Mike as soon as possible. It would be great to see Delia’s reaction to him, since he used to play Roger Coleridge back in the day.

Dee
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Dee

That would be awesome. Loved Roger and Delia!

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

I agree Debbie…maybe they will bring him back

Tori
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Tori

I was hoping she is reprising the role of Delia but I think it’s possible she is playing Ava’s mother who happens to be a waitress at Ryan’s. There is a problem with my theory Ava would have been conceived around the time teenage Delia use to hang around the Ryan teens. I think the Ryans would have notice someone who look like she can be Delia’s slighty older identical sister or slightly older look a like Aunt. Lucy said Victor met the woman in a bar but I remember them also serving food,so they would have been a Tavern.

Darlene
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Darlene

I think she will be coming back as Rose Kelley.

boes
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boes

If they do have her in a scene with Heather Webber, then we’ll see Ilene working with one of her temporary replacements in the role of Delia, since Robin Mattson played that character for a short time.

LOTS of retconning will need to be done for those of us who remember Ryan’s Hope. For her to be Ava’s mother puts her in a timeline of having a baby at the same time she was obsessed with either Frank Ryan or his brother Pat. T

Kat
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Kat

Timelines? On Soaps? The AgeProgression and other tools of soaps make it absolutely possible. And she just told the tale of how she gave Vic’s baby away, and then she married Frank Ryan and that was that.

So, in Delia’s words “That was that” Now, I’d love to see Maeve come out from behind the bar and in her brogue ask Delia Dear to stop bothering the customers and get back to work.

Tori
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Tori

I would like to say I truly love what Frank and Ron have done with GH. They not only respect the past of the show but they show great respect and remembrance for the daytime dramas of ABC’s past. I have fond memories of watching ABC soaps in the summers of High school vacations and College days where my semesters schedules had openings. I sadly read on another forum that there will be no chance of them using any mentions to Edge of night because it is not owned by ABC.

nancy
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nancy

maybe she will be playing Olivia Jerome

Matt
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Matt

OMG, what if Delia Ryan is Ava’s mother? Lucy already established that Victor Jerome met his mistress at Ryan’s and we know he had a thing for kooky dames. Even if this is just a one-off appearance I am beyond thrilled to have a peak at Ryan’s Hope again!

BarbaraN
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BarbaraN

Ilene hopefully will be Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Colderidge. Did she marry Roger? Anyway, did anyone else hear “Ryan’s” bar in NYC mentioned on GH? I hope it is Delia. Love Roxy, but Ilene’s Delia character has more emotion, depth and vulnerability. Roxy is cute, but doesn’t have enough meat for this very talented actress to show us what she’s got. Go to You Tube and watch “Ryan’s Hope”. You’ll see what I mean. On a different note, I have met and talked to this beautiful actress at various charity events in NYC. She is simply amazing to her fans,… Read more »

Dee
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Dee

That’s Ryan’s Bar in the background. Remember it well.

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

The doors to Ryans Bar shouldve been in the back and not on the side unless they supposed to have done renovations over the years but in still good to see a bit of Ryans Hope again…

EDNA BAREFOOT
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EDNA BAREFOOT

Like Roxy & would love to see more OLTL stars on GH as Erika Skezak & Robin Strasser. Really want my OLTL back on TV.

Andrew
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Andrew

As a long time RH fan (it was the first show I ever saw from the very beginning…. Frank falling down a stairway. Who pushed him, was it Delia?) I’m a little annoyed at the timeline with regards to the original show *sigh* but I’ll hand-wave away if it gets Ilene back on my screen again.

su0000
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su0000

Timeline? haaa it’s a soap and soaps have ”soap time”
they always run soap time!
Also, soaps are story telling, fiction stories, not documentaries lol ..

soaps make and have their own ages and time, soaps are not of this real world 🙂

Doc
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Doc

For those of you complaining about timeline for Delia being Ava’s mother, I have the solution.

Delia had Ava after Ryan’s Hope went off the air and then Ava caught SORAS and was aged rapidly. See…easy.

Why worry about timeline when we have kids growing up at fantastic speed. How old is Morgan really? How about Michael?

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

I like how Frank and Ron have revived other ABC soaps on GH…now we need Sharon Gabet ex Raven from Edge Of Night(which did start on CBS but did move to ABC) and someone from Dark Shadows…

Jill
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Jill

It has to be Delia, and she is Ava’s Mother. I thin k we will only see this character a few times, as Ilene is a NYer and not sure she would relocate, but occasional yes. She is like 24 years older then Maura so it would work. Although Victor must have been tall, as Ava is ; )

They have not established, yet that Ava and Julian are half siblings. But he mentioned his other sister on Friday who has now gone because of him.

g
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g

Uh. Gweneth Alden is dead. Not only is she dead dead, she was also a serial killer so no chance there on the loving front. Wasn’t most of the loving cast killed off except for Katherine Hickland’s Tess? Now she would be awesome!!

David Evan Smith
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David Evan Smith

Survivors from Loving at its finale were: Tess Wilder (later OLTL’s Lindsay), Buck Huston, Jacob Foster, Angie Hubbard, Frankie Hubbard, Charles Harrison, Briana Hawkins, Lorraine Hawkins, Ally Rescott Bowman (now GH’s Carly), Kate Slavinsky, Ava Rescott, Alex Masters, Jocelyn Brown (now GH’s Olivia), Danny Roberts (later GH’s Alcazar and OLTL’s Tomas), Steffi Brewster, Cooper Alden, Tyler Alden (Cooper/Ally’s son), Sandy and Alexis Masters (Alex and Ava’s kids), Trisha Alden. From what I remember… The Loving mention seemed so odd, particularly because it was a throwaway and wouldn’t likely have a long-term impact, but also made sense because of Faison’s one-time… Read more »

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

Hi, David…Ryans Hope ended in 1989…

Rodd
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Rodd

Remember when Sam and Alexis were questioning Lucy about Victor and she said that he used to meet his mistress at an Irish bar near, I think she said, the Brooklyn bridge? I immediately knew they had to be referencing RYAN’S of “Ryan’s Hope” fame. And since Ilene played Delia, I figured it has to be her RH character.

I love that GH is weaving in these little nods to other daytime shows. It’s so nice for those of us who have been long-time fans of the genre! Keep up the good work RC & FV!!!

Tamara
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Tamara

Mikey, I just tweeted Ron C. that I was hoping Ilene Kristen or another alumni, would reprise the old #RYANSBAR. The psychic powers you have in your 50’s 😉

Avid fan of all soaps!
#registeredsoaper #slipperysoapfan #bubbles2you

Lorie Querques
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Lorie Querques

So happy to see Ilene Kristen on General Hospital. I loved watching Ryan’s Hope so many years ago. She is an amazing actress and have always loved watching her on soaps. Hope to see alot of her on GH. Thanks for bringing back Delia and keep her around for a long time. P.S. LOVE THE BACKGROUND AND REMEMBER IT WELL. RYAN’S BAR!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda
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Linda

I am happy that Ilene is back on television and hopefully we will see more of her on GH as she is a great actress. I loved her on OLTL as she played such a funny character. I missed her when OLTL made its internet debut.

Melissa
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Melissa

Brings back so many wonderful memories of watching Ryans Hope with my mama! What an unexpected but fun twist to General Hospital. What a smart move GH writers! Job well done!

Debbie
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Debbie

This is really straining my memory, but I seem to recall the character of Faison making an appearance on RH after he was “killed” in the boat explosion that also claimed Robert and Anna. He was besot by Delia and it involved a speed boat chase with someone in a gorilla suit ala King Kong. Anyone else remember this?

David Evan Smith
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David Evan Smith

Nope. The memories are right, but wrong soap and character. It wasn’t Delia, but Ava Rescott on Loving, and I believe it went down on a location shoot to Universal Studios Florida.

Debbie
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Debbie

Thank you so much. Since Loving took over RH’s time slot in the market I lived in, I can understand my mistake a little better.

Ellen
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Ellen

Ron is a genius to say the least. Bringing back favorite characters from the past and incorporating them into current shows. It only makes sense that Delia would be Ava’s Mother.

kathy
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kathy

It sure is good seeing Ilene Kristen again, I hope she stays around. Isn’t Delia too young to be Ava’s mother?

Betty
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Betty

I love Ilene Kristen. I hope she becomes a member of the gh cast. Her character Delia, is awesome. She brings a lot of fun and chaos to the storyline. I loved her as Roxy on OLTL and I just love her now on gh.

Eve
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Eve

I love Ilene Kristen and I have played yesterdays GH so many times to hear her sing Danny Boy. It was so beautifully done. Please keep her on GH. I loved her as Roxy and she adds such a great touch to GH. Eve

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